Zara Store Opening Perth

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You can practically hear the excitement buzzing around Perth. 
The epic fashion retailer, Zarahas finally hit our side of the world! The first Zara in Perth opened yesterday at Garden City Shopping Centre. The two-level space not only houses a host of fashion forward women’s clothing and accessories but includes a Men’s and Children’s section too!* 

I didn’t make it to the opening yesterday (damn work, ruining my fun!) but I headed there bright and early this morning. By the time I arrived (9:05am!) the store was already packed and by the time I got to the change rooms there was a line of about 20 people! Clearly the people of Perth have been waiting a while for Zara to come our way.
I was definitely impressed with what Zara has to offer and I could have purchased a lot more than I did. With price points mostly around the $49.95-$69.95 mark it was very hard to resist! Luckily for my credit card a few of the items I wanted were sold out in my size already. 
So, welcome to Perth Zara, and from now on you can expect to see a lot more Zara in my (and everyone else in Perth’s) wardrobe! 

Have you had a chance to get to the store yet? What did you think? 

*(But ummm sorry to my daughter and husband because I did not even look in that area, next time I promise!!) 


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2. Fab Five Fashion Finds Under $50


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Welcome to this week’s fab five under $50!  In case you missed it last week, the fab five is a new weekly segment on the blog where  I scour the web bringing you the best fashion finds of the week, all under $50!

This week I’ve selected some of the best black and gold pieces from a few of my favourite online stores!
Let me know what you think of today’s picks!
Enjoy!

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Liebster Award

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I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Hay Emmy

What the hell is a Leibster Award?? Well, I asked exactly the same question! The Liebster award is an award in the blogging community, given to bloggers by other bloggers. (Nice, huh?) When nominated you must answer 11 questions provided by the nominator and in turn nominate 11 bloggers to answer 11 questions of your choice! 
So, here goes..

What are three products you absolutely need in your makeup routine? Concealer (my current favourite is Stila Perfecting Concealer), mascara and brow powder.
What could you eat everyday and never get bored of? Embarrassingly I actually do eat the same thing everyday. I am a bit of a fussy eater and like to eat as healthy as possible, so most meals consist of a different variation of chicken and salad!!
What is your favorite Youtube channel? Oh God, this is even more embarrasing! Fitness Blender. They have the best at-home workouts and so many different types to choose from.
What is your favorite genre of music? Beyoncé is a genre right?!
What is your favorite TV show? At the moment I am thoroughly addicted to the latest season of True Blood.
What was the last movie you watched? It has been so long I honestly can’t remember. I don’t watch movies very often!
What have you always wanted to do but haven’t got around to doing? Travel to New York. One day I will get there!
Name three countries you would like to visit in the future. France, The United States and Greece
What do you like doing in your free time? Apart from blogging! I love to shop, read, wine and dine, watch trashy reality TV, exercise and of course play with my gorgeous daughter!
What color dominates your wardrobe? At the moment there is a lot of white. I can’t seem to get enough. Preparing for the warmer months, clearly!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Doing what I love!! 
So there you have it! In turn I nominate the following lovely ladies:

Lei Lady Lei
Modern Girls In Vintage Pearls
Where The Styled Things Are
Nezuki
Little Miss Mon Bon
At Least
A Broke Girls Blog
Jeans and Roses
Illias Fashion
Love Rush
Frilly Skirts

To answer these questions: 
1. What is your favourite blog?
2. Why did you start blogging?
3. What is your dream job?
4. Describe your style in three words.
5. What is your favourite online store?
6. What was the last fashion item you bought?
7. What is your must have beauty item?
8. Who is your style icon?
9. What is your favourite food?
10. Describe your ideal Sunday.
11. What is your most treasured item in your wardrobe? 

PS. I realise the picture above doesn’t really have anything to do with the questions but while we are getting personal, I thought it would be fun to look back and some of my outfits from past blog posts!!



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Pink Knit

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Wearing: Boohoo Pink KnitSpurr Mules, Sportsgirl lace tee (similar here ), Cotton On Jeans, Vintage Clutch (similar here), .

Just a quick update today as I have pretty much had the busiest weekend ever and my eyes are struggling to stay open as I type! Not only did I have to fit in my social engagements (priorities!), but I also spent all day Saturday and Sunday at the Polka Dot Vintage Markets selling my vintage collection.

This was an outfit from last weekend. I had a bit of a light bulb moment when getting ready after discarding yet another crop top and jean combo due to inappropriate belly exposure. Why not add a hint of lace to cover the gap? Genius, right?! So that’s exactly what I did!
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Off to bed for me.. see you soon Monday!


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Fab Five Fashion Finds Under $50


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1. ASOS Clutch Bag

Welcome to a new series on the blog: The Fab Five Under $50. 
As I have previously mentioned, I am slightly addicted to online shopping* (aren’t we all?!). I thought I would put my addiction to good use by bringing you a weekly look at some of the fabulous fashion finds I have come across during my online browse-a-thons. The best part being that they are all under $50!!
You can just think of me as your helpful, shopping, fairy godmother. (Too far?!)
So, let me know what you think and more importantly, what you would like me to keep an eye out for in future posts!

Happy Shopping! 

*I have also realised I may have a slight leopard print addiction! 

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Denim on Denim

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Wearing: ASOS Denim JeansH and M Denim Shirt (Similar here and here), Leather Jacket (Similar here), Betts bootsSaint Laurent Clutch.

Denim on denim has almost become a fashion lover’s style staple these days. Gone are the days where wearing double anything was considered a fashion faux pas, and I couldn’t be happier.
I love a good matching outfit (see the evidence here and here!) and matching denim with denim is no exception! 
These denim jeans from ASOS are a recent purchase and I have to say one of the most comfortable pairs of jeans I own. I could practically wear them every day. (Ok, so I kind of do!) I wore them with this H and M shirt that I picked up at a recent blogger garage sale for $2! The best two dollars I’ve ever spent, I reckon!

What do you think? Do you dare to double up your denim?

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Baby Blue

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Wearing: Atmos and Here SkirtDotti T-Shirt, Valleygirl Jacket (similar here and here), Betts Boots – Sold out (similar here), Saint Laurent Clutch.

I picked up this jacket recently from Valley Girl, of all places. The stunning blue colour caught my eye and although I did hesitate slightly before purchasing (I wondered how much wear I would get from a baby blue leather jacket!) I now know I definitely made the right choice. It has slotted into my wardrobe perfectly, teaming nicely with the abundance of pastels I have and of course everything black and white!!

Another gloriously sunny Spring Winter day here in Perth today and it looks like it is going to stay that way for the weekend. Thank you weather gods!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday! What are your plans for the weekend??

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STYLEAID Mythic 2014

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STYLEAID is Perth’s premier fashion fundraiser event, raising much needed funds for the WA Aids CouncilThe event was held last Friday at the Crown Grand Ballroom and this year saw guests come together for a ‘mythical’ evening. Talented local and international designers took to the runway to showcase their latest collections and along with performances by the West Australian Ballet, the night certainly didn’t disappoint. 
Highlights from the show included Zhivago’s edgy designs (and those gold hotpants!), Ae’lkemi’s sheer lace creations and Aurelio Costarella’s stunning beaded and feather detailing.
I went behind the scenes to capture all the backstage action and while I attempted to shoot the runway too, unfortunately for me (and you, I suppose!) my modest camera lens couldn’t capture the show as well as I hoped. 
However, you can view all the images from the catwalk here.

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Bandits

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Wearing: One Teaspoon BanditsFrench Connection Jumper, Vintage Coat (similar here and here), Spurr BootsFrench Connection Bag (similar here)


My very first pair of One Teaspoon shorts.. I felt a little bit like a kid at Christmas when I finally received these the other week!! The casual, effortless and comfy (don’t forget comfy!) ‘Bandits‘ have been around for a while and are THE ultimate Summer* short (and if I had my way Winter short too!) 

In an attempt to make denim shorts a little more Winter friendly, I teamed them with an over the knee boot, leaving minimal leg exposed for the cold air to attack, add to that a few extra layers and guess what? It worked! I was warm!** 

Shorts: the new Winter staple!?!

*Summer side note: 119 days to go! 

 **It may have also had something to do with the fact that 20 degree sunny days are fairly common in the middle of Winter for Perth so I probably could have worn less than this and still been quite warm!!

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Restyle 2014

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Tomorrow marks the start of August, which also means it’s the start of this year’s Restyle Photo-A-Day Opshop Challenge! (Can you believe it has been a year!) 


Just in case you are staring at your screen with a confused expression, let me explain. 
Restyle is an initiative by the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival that highlights the importance of op shopping and aims to raise awareness about how it benefits our community. The Photo-A-Day Opshop Challenge invites you to get involved by shopping at your local opshops throughout the month and creating outfits each day using the prompts above.
Do you accept the challenge?!

I was lucky enough to be one of the official Restylers for last year’s challenge.  I had so much fun shopping and creating outfits! You can check out some of my favourite looks herehere and  here!
A fresh batch of Restyle bloggers have accepted the challenge this year to inspire and encourage you in your Restyling efforts. Be sure to check them out below and follow all the Restyle action on social media using #restyle2014.

Good luck to this year’s Restylers.. I am so excited to see what you come up with!

So over to you…Get creative, get (re) styling and get down to your local op shop!
  


JENELLE    HANNAH    FASHION2.1
                                         Jenelle: Inspiring Wit                      Hannah: In The Dress Up Box                 Jocelyn & Jacquelyn: Fashion 2.1
DEMELZA    ANNA    AMYVICKI
             Demelza: Demelza Buckley               Anna: Leather Lace and Lipstick                   Amy: Smudge Blog                      Vicki:  The Fashionable Mum




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