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Hello Beautiful People !
It’s the second last day of 2013 and I couldn’t be more happier to be here in LA, California spending time with my family.
The weather here is actually quite pleasant – Crisp mornings, warm days and slightly chili evenings. The transeasonal wardrobe totally works here !!
Speaking of Wardrobes, I know just the perfect retailer for those trend driven, affordable fashion-finds this month.
If you haven’t already heard of them, They are a UK based online retailer of affordable fashion who have been trading here in Australia for some time now.
Shipping is quick and inexpensive (standard delivery to Australia is free) and their Christmas 2013/14 lookbook is heavy with romantic colours and elegant patterns perfect for the Australian Summertime.
Here are some highlights…
The Moroccan Sands range is rich with vibrant colour, bold prints and bohemian fabrics. Perfect for both walking on the beach and grabbing a drink in the nearest bar, Moroccan Sands infuses vintage class with modern patterns making the perfect collection for an ultra stylish summer trend.
The Desert Rose collection is all about clashing textures in the most feminine of ways. Metallic and silk, lace and crochet, ruffles; anything goes when it comes to Desert Rose. Keeping the colours light, bright and sandy ensures that this collection is ideal for Christmas and New Year celebrations whilst maintaining an incredibly edgy aesthetic.
Inspired by the carnivals of Rio, the De Janeiro collection celebrates the life and soul of Brazil. Parrot inspired colours and big clashing prints come together to bring a collection of outfits ready to party in. With hues of luscious lemon, zesty lime and hot coral the De Janeiro range will make you the life and soul of the party.
Which is your favourite boohoo style?
To see more Christmas collections from boohoo, please have a flick through their Christmas catalogue!
Happy New Year Everyone !
xoxo Much Love,
Doing my daily spruiking, standing at my hub looking pretty, eyeing people who touch my clothes rack and up pops a Miss Shannon Short !
Now, I like to have fun with my clients and oh boy we definitely did !
Playing dress ups for about 45 minutes ( JUST IMAGE ALL THE OPTIONS SRSLY !! ) and voila she’s put on the same outfit that I’ve got on !
I think Shannon and I look pretty awesome !
Casual yet stylish this semi-sheer zig zag top can be dressed down( which is the look that we both had on) or even dressed up with some popping bright neon’s !
Like what we’re wearing ?
Simply click the images below to be directed to the website !
ALSO… If you don’t already have a favourite LITTLE BLACK JACKET. The one I’m wearing is definitely one to add to your wardrobe !
It’s very stylish, $59, ruched 3/4 sleeve, and has front shawl like opening !
It’s something I haven’t stopped wearing.
Clients of all shapes, sizes, and builds have bought this and it has looked amazing on every single one of them !
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly
Like any other fashionista I have a weakness for shoes !
The bigger the better !
Big platforms, unusual wedge cut-outs and shapes, fierce looking features – an easy way to add a touch of KABOOM to any outfit !
What I’ve been eyeing for some time now would have to be Jeffrey Campbell’s, one-of-a-kind, YES READ IT AGAIN “one-of-a-kind” platforms. I know we say that about every pair of shoes, but if you ask anyone who owns a pair, or knows of them, they would most definitely agree with me ! Not only that, but they are so uniquely designed that you can spot a pair of JC’s from a mile away !
So in case you hadn’t heard of Jeffrey Campbell here’s a few quick notes to save you the embarrassment and awkward silence if its ever, EVER on topic !
Hailed from none other than ( my favourite) L.A
Their designs are based on vintage inspirations as well as combining runway/fashion trends.
Sold across all of Asia, Canada, Australia, UK, New Zealand and the list goes on as they continue to grow.
Hope that helps, however if you’d like to read more on JC’s Bio Click here !
One of my Favourite and regular online shopping destinations NASTYGAL also stocks them ! What caught my eye the most this week was these 3 pairs ! It’s Naughty Meets nice, an attitude Splice !
Like the shoes above ??? Check out NASTYGAL’s collection and more from their Jeffrey Campbell range here
or better yet, if you live in OZ like I do, then head down to your nearest Tuchuzy store and check them out !
Shop 11, The Beach House, 178 Campbell Parade
Sydney Australia 2026
90 Gould St
Sydney Australia 2026
Mon to Wed 9-6
Thurs to Sat 9-7
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xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly
So if you haven’t read my blog about intense retail therapy, I suggest you:
1 – Read it
2 – Do as it says
Simply because Asos still has their Sale on !!!!
AND all of the items below are just a small handful of my picks – all below $30, so if you’re feeling a little blue and feel as if you haven’t done something “productive” today you really can’t go wrong with this link !!
Enjoy Ladies… and men ?
xxxx Much love,
There comes a time at the beginning of the year when a women (in this case ME and probably you as well ) needs a little something called RETAIL THERAPY.
Retail Therapy occurs when an individual is experiencing such things as depression, Shopping Withdrawals etc.
This very common disorder (specifically after/during the Jolly Christmas and New year season) is referred to as, (what I LOVE to call) Post-NYE depression.
It is a form of depression that most commonly effects women rather than men. It mostly occurs after the period of Christmas to New years and reaches its peak on new years day until about well… The time you purchase something, Many things…preferably online ( because you can have a zillion tabs open and shop from a zillion places at the one time – “PANTS HEAVILY AT THE THOUGHT OF IT – MOOD: ECSTATIC” !) to ease that sector of your brain that bleeps out every once in awhile begging for some retail attention.
Other cases of Depression that also result to Retail Therapy include :
Pre/post-exam Depression : When one is far to stressed to deal with “anticipation”, of an exam paper or the results, often resulting to procrastination at pre stage and anxiety yet relief at post stage. One can always busy themselves at the “mall” by window shopping/purchasing and also “check-out” stage if done via online shopping. This process takes hours as it helps block out any negative energy built up from an exam.
Post Relationship-was-a-Fail Depression : When one is simply depressed due to a failed relationship and/or sudden breakup. Individuals often result to copious amounts of food which is also referred to as “demolishing”, as well as isolation and/or I’m-a-tough-soldier-let-the-next-one-come-at-me stage. After This, ( heroic imagery) a lady steps up and faces the world with her wallet because fashion doesn’t stand still for heartbroken suckers !
Pre-important-Event Depression: The “oh I have nothing to wear”,or “oh I can’t fit into anything” phase – grouped as whinging with mild tantrumitis in most women. This particular one covers many areas. ( Post – NYE depression is a sub category of this)
Many women (within this group are also referred to as Shop-a-holics) come up with such excuses, some of them you may have heard or may have come out of your own mouth:
Yes but I don’t have it in (whichever colour)
I don’t have anything to wear
I shared a coke with my Wardrobe, had a deep-and-meaningful conservation , made a promise to it that I’d replenish stock.
None of them fit me
It’s so Last season/It’s So last year
I want something new
I can’t help it – its a sickness
Everyone has already seen me wear everything ( Dam Facebook tagging !!)
My shoes have to match the handbag which has to compliment my dress which has to be appropriate for the evening, then we have the hair that works with the makeup and i need a jacket in case its too cold and if that doesn’t work then… oh never mind – its too complicated let’s just get a whole new look for the evening ? yeah ?
Symptoms include ( before and during) :
Sadness ( not feeling spoilt and special)
Constantly on shopping apps.
“Watching/stalking” certain items and/or beings.
disturbed vision – e.g Seeing Chanel handbags instead of clouds.
immense ogling ( to individuals with colour blocked outfits or desired items).
Rage upon others (who buy your shoe size out in the only colour it comes in).
Hallucinating from the smell of pure leather.
Drooling at the touch of fabric and luxurious textiles.
mood swings combined with Hyperventilation and ecstatic-ness ( often occurs during checkout).
Obsession (with websites and certain stores).
Caressing/conversing with the credit card.
withdrawals (of anything) .
Sleep and eating disturbances.
Muscle pain in the calf/leg region from excessive walking in Shopping centres
Throwing tantrums at Clothes Racks, Registers or at people working at the store.
The art of being Oblivious (Maxing out and avoiding credit card bills)
If this is starting to sound like anything you are experiencing or have experienced don’t Fret, You are not alone, It happens to everyone
You may not experience all or any of the above but it doesn’t mean your hands aren’t itching to get themselves on some new items for a) the sake of it b) the health reason as discussed above or c) all of the above.
No Medication can be taken.
The only cure is to fulfil your Shopping urges.
To help with the process of curing your withdrawals and coming out of the POST-NYE depression bubble I have Listed some online Hotspots – So Please, set yourself a limit, Take out that credit card, Crank up the volume on your recent playlist and Browse away – There are millions of items waiting to be owned … BY YOU !
The Favourite Five
Place to be: ASOS
Why: Just switch up the currency in the top right corner to your country and you can get just about anything you like on this site, From shoes and accessories, to clothing covering both genders ! If you’re looking for a great bargain or a designer gift for him/her there is a 70% off sale now on and is definitely worth browsing through – I know I already have – Ordered, processed and KA-ching !
Place to be: Nasty Gal
Why: A new favourite of mine ! Exactly the place to go for a new Trendy outfit or a vintage look ! It is a great customer-friendly site with everything for the NASTY GAL , Dress, tops, bottom, intimates you name it – even vintage ! If by this stage you want to save some money on dresses, or need to stock up on some tees and bottoms you can get them in the sale section for as little as 11 dollars. They Also stock a unique variety of Messeca, Sam Edelman, and Jeffrey Campbell Shoes. It’s too hard to pick just one favourite from all the cool pairs they have so here’s a few to tease you until you get your butts to the site !
Place to be: Ladakh
Why: Gorgeous Prints, Awesome Trendy styles and a quality label at a reasonable price. What more could you want? Having worked with the Ladakh team as I am the intern I must say i Cannot wait to go back to Ladakh HQ – i miss them ! Checkout the collections and all the other sub-labels like Hungtingbird, and Anise – Each have their own Flava ! Having expanded their collections beyond clothing to accessories and footwear you can now be dressed head to toe ! oh and great news for the Aussies – Free shipping on orders of two or more garments within Australia !
Place to be: The Grand Social
Why: The marketplace for Australian and New Zealand Designers – Top Labels – everything at its very best ! A great selection of collections all in the one spot ! Search by gender or Sale or designer they have it all sorted to make it that little bit easier.
xxxx Much love, Yours Truly