26 January 2011

Retail Therapy

I haven't done a post lately because it seems all my time has been spent either shopping ...or at work helping other people shop (where I also tend to buy a lot for myself). The last few weeks have been filled with my post Christmas purchases and items for my new year wardrobe. I even needed to purchase a chest of draws from Ikea, having filled my whole wardrobe. Every time I clean out my wardrobe...I seem to make more new purchases than those I'm getting rid of!

There are always a lot of sales this time of year and I can't resist. But I think of it as buying myself late Christmas presents after I've spent money on family and friends.

Here's a few of my recent buys.

Valleygirl dress for only $19.95 - it has lace at the back which you can see here.

Sportsgirl slouchy cardi in camel $59.95

Sportsgirl spooky pooky owl necklace $16.95

I thought the print on the dress was cute and it was so cheap I couldn't not buy it. I love the pearl eyes of the owl, kinda freaky but somehow cute at the same time.

I thought it was time for new black heels I can wear with anything since they never last me long (note to self: don't fall down stairs at a club in my new heels and ruin them)

Betts Suzie Platforms $76.95 from $109.95

Sportsgirl Ruffle Pocket Dress $89.95

I love paisley and it's not very common in formal dresses... and ofcourse I love the pockets.

Sportsgirl jumper - Intarsia pullover $79.95
- worn with vintage pendant

Glassons denim shorts $29.95

Sportsgirl Tilly's Lace Shirt in slate $89.95

worn with Sportsgirl hope necklace (old)

Dotti Dita Strapless Dress $49.95 from $69.95

Dotti had a one day sale last week where it was another 50% off sale items so I actually nabbed this dress for only $25.

I also found this cute skirt for only $15!
Now it's $29.95 and was originally $49.95
Dotti Bow Front Skirt

Worn with Bardot top from Myer $29.95

Sportsgirl Sunnies $39.95

Sportsgirl Tribal shirt tail skirt $79.95

Sportsgirl Intrepid necklace $24.95
At first I wasn't sure about this skirt because I've never really worn long skirts and wasn't sure if I liked it being longer in the back (what Kelly Osbourne would call 'the mullet dress') but I think this one grew on me because I really like it now.

4 January 2011

One Piece Wonders

I used to associate one piece swimsuits with being a little kid and running around in ones my mum made for me in 90s prints

I never would have thought in my older years I'd want to go back to the one piece after spending years tanning in bikinis...however I recently bought myself a one piece and I love it! One piece swimsuits have been everywhere this summer and they look a whole lot different now. There are so many cute and sexy options for younger girls that I gave in and just had to buy one. I'm happy to wear a bikini but it's good to have another cute option for us not model thin girls.

Von zipper floral island one piece $99.95

I bought this one from Osmosis at Chadstone last month while looking for a new bikini for the summer... but I fell in love with this one. I'm obsessed with floral prints and decided I shouldn't hold my feelings towards bad 90s swimwear against it. I loved the print, the zipper detail at the bust and the cut out, which makes it seem more like a two piece from the back (all at the same time as hiding my Christmas belly)

Every swimwear brand seems to have atleast a few one pieces in their current collections.

Megan Gale's swimwear line Isola is filled with cute one pieces.

I love this one, pretty print + colours and the frill makes it so feminine.

You can buy items from the collection at Swimwear galore and some at David Jones.

Swimwear galore has so many great brands available and you're able to view them online. Here are all the cute one pieces they have.

Their one pieces include retro styles, strapless, prints, frills and ruffles, sexy cut outs and anything else you can imagine.

Some of my favourites

Contrast mesh one piece by Ada swimwear $119.99

These swimsuits are cute but it's fair to say not everyone can spend hundreds on bathers (I know I shouldn't be!) so here are some for a little less.