Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Vogue's Online Shopping Night.

Image courtesy of Vogue

I believe this is actually the first post where I have not made some pun-laden, tongue-in-cheek title, because I am just THAT excited about the event to care! Snaps for being literal!

On Wednesday, the 20th November (yes that's tomorrow), Vogue is hosting an online shopping night - a glass of wine, a credit card, countless special offers... this could get dangerous for me. So I am preempting the damage my future self can inflict by trawling through the list of participating brands, and making a, ahem, small selection. 

I love Alannah Hill, and it looks like they're rewarding my love with 20% off everything, and free shipping on all orders.

This swimwear brand is guaranteed to give you street cred at the beach ("beach cred"?). On VOSN they are offering 30% off all purchases, and every purchase will go into a draw to win a $500 e-voucher!

Think structured shapes, fabulous fabrics, and a distinct style. Those who make the first 30 purchases tomorrow night will receive a signature Ellery collar (valued at $95!). And everyone will receive 15% off any full-priced garments, plus be rewarded with a Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil. 

Fleur Wood is going to test our shopping speed, by offering 50% off to the first 20 customers! (up to a value of $2000). Those of us who are not as quick will still receive free shipping on all orders.

I've always wanted to own something, anything, from this brand, and it looks like I will finally bite the bullet tomorrow. Why? They are giving a $100 gift voucher to all customers! (and free shipping).

The Australian equivalent of Topshop (though not as good, I must admit) is offering 15% off all purchases between noon and midnight! Enter code 'sportsgirlonly', plus all purchases will come with a Sportsgirl lip jam gift. 

For the full list of offers, go to the Vogue website! You've been warned: your wallet may never forgive you.

Happy Shopping! xx.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Lust-Haves: the Gift of Giving.

Hello, I'm baaccckk! And you all have Santa Claus to thank for it. 

Over the past week, I have been flipping through magazines, surfing the internet and walking through the shops in search for Christmas inspiration. I was taking so many pictures, bookmarking countless webpages, collecting magazine clippings, and compiling a wishlist (that is ever changing), when I thought, "Why don't I just BLOG about it?!" But because my list is embarrassingly long, I am only going to show you a small snippet of what I'm lusting after. 

And before you put me down as someone who becomes one of those grossly narcissistic, present hoarding, people during Christmas, I do love giving presents too! It's perfect timing that the Finders Keepers Markets are popping up in Sydney this weekend, so I can buy up my presents there!

Clockwise from top left:
Archipelago Botanicals Soy Wax Candle in 'Pink Grapefruit'
Dr. Martens 1490 Black
Gorman Love Bubble Dress
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 'Pop Life'
Topshop Red Rose Patch Dress
Nixon Watch
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau De Toilette


Monday, 21 November 2011


Image courtesy of Tumblr.

Hello lovelies. 

This is a PSA to let you know that I am taking a wee break from blogging. Before you throw bricks at me, I feel terrible about it, and if I wasn't struggling to even keep my eyes open, I would be blogging the life out of me. 

Rest assured, I'll be switched back on in a week or so. So until then, stay cool!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Lust-Haves: Opening Ceremony.

I was tossing up a few themes and ideas in my head for this week's Lust-Haves, but that all got wiped clean when I found myself still salivating (so attractive) over Opening Ceremony's S/S 2012 Lookbook

The cutouts! The colours! The styling! Ohmygawd.

Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. 

Images via refinery29.com


Monday, 7 November 2011

Lust-Haves: I'm on a Boat.

On Saturday, Mother Nature gave us Sydney-siders a preview of what Summer will be like. Cloudless blue skies, soaring temperature, a light breeze. Mother Nature also gave little ol' me something called a sunburn, because she obviously thought I needed a little bit of colour. Getting to see beautiful artworks as part of the annual Sculptures by the Sea was totally worth the lobster-esque "tan" I am sporting, though. 

With Summer just around the corner, my wardrobe is still sadly lacking in the swimwear department. I promise I am not just looking for an excuse to shop - girls, we all know what a pain swimsuit shopping is, so you believe me when I say I need a bikini? Yes? 

Not to brag about it or anything (and it really shouldn't be something I should advertise on a public space like this blog), but I do have, um, assets, that make it a tad more difficult to find the perfect swimsuit. And when it comes to choosing shapes and prints to flatter certain body types, there are a lot of conflicting messages out there; some say stripes minimise your curves, while some insist they make you wider. Confusing advice aside, bikinis are something that I cannot bear to buy without trying on, and I practically only shop online!

So instead of being realistic (not that I am most of the time), this week's list is based on the delusion assumption that I have Gisele Bunchen's body. 

(L-R) La Vita D Cup Skirted Malliot (AU $179.95)
Sophia Bandeau (AUD $99.95) and Hipster Tie Side (AU $69.95)
Tea Rose Bustier Malliot (AU $179.95)

Romance (in Sherbet/White)
Waterfront (in Primrose)

Diane von Furstenberg Rochelle Print One Piece (US $161)
Tibi Pyramids Ikat Bikini Top (US $97) and Bottoms (US $95)

We Are Handsome The Anchorage Printed Halterneck Bikini (US $230)
Mara Hoffman Embroidered Bandeau Bikini (US $275)

Clube Bossa One-Shoulder Bikini (US $510)
Babajaan Stela Halterneck Swimsuit (US $210)

Fiorella Set Bow High-Waisted Bikini by Seventh Wonderland (AU $230)
Arabella Buckle Bikini by Seventh Wonderland (AU $240)


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Hats off!

Continuing on from my last post, here are some of my favourite looks from the Melbourne Cup:

Images courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald