Colours of Christmas

Ho ho ho and all that Christmas cheer!

How is everyone tracking this close to the big day?

I’ll be honest, I’m struggling this year this find my Christmas mojo. It’s been an incredibly  hectic last six weeks or so and whilst I’m grateful and excited to be able to finish 2016 riding a wave of successful collaborations, I am spent!

With no plans to head away over the Xmas holidays it will be great to have hubby home to share the workload of ferrying teenagers around plus its always nice to have an another referee around! We do have plans to take a few day trips and head off the beaten track which will be made much easier now that hubby has a new car we can load up, so it’s not all bad!

In fact, to get us all feeling a little more festive I’ve decided tonight should be spent checking out the Xmas lights in the city and stopping by Elizabeth Quay for ice-cream!

Before I head off on a mini blog break I have a stunning jewellery & watch company to share with all…..

Have you heard of The Peach Box?

ThePeachBox is the ultimate fashion jewellery destination for women who love life chic, modern and edgy –

I feel very fortunate to have received a gorgeous watch and bangle from the lovely peeps at The Peach Box and Marc Bale watches, a beautiful gesture in the lead up to Christmas!

Here’s what I chose…

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Rose Gold Crystal  Watch – Rose Gold Mesh $199.00 AND Roman Empress Bangle – Rose Gold $45.00

Aren’t they just stunning!

Like I said, I feel very very fortunate to have received such beautiful pieces. I love the rose gold colour which is a nice change from the usual gold and will coordinate with loads of colours easily.

To keep the Christmas spirit going I have a discount code from The Peach Box for all my readers to use right up until the end of January – YAY. So if you have any upcoming celebrations now would be a great time to shop! There’s also a mens range plus it’s not just watches and bangles but also earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings!

Maybe it’s time to treat yo’self!

Add the code ‘THESTYLEWITHIN’ at checkout to take advantage of the extra savings.

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And now that will be all from me!

But only for a short while I promise….

I will take a minute though to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year, I hope 2017 brings you more of what you love!

Until next time,

Malinda xxx

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A Very Thrifty Christmas with Ocean Keys Shopping Centre

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…… Christmas!

What better way to celebrate than by choosing a new outfit.

I’m so thrilled to have partnered with Ocean Keys Shopping Centre to bring you

‘A Very Thrifty Christmas’

One of the things I love the most about being a stylist / fashion blogger is sourcing outfits that are not just on trend and practical but also affordable.

Wanting an outfit that makes you look and feel fabulous is something a lot of women can relate to. When you factor in the cost per wear of an outfit we all want to stretch those dollars further, especially at this time of year!

That’s where Ocean Keys Shopping Centre offers affordable Christmas fashion for every event. In today’s post I’ve put together three outfits with items purchased at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre and all for less than $150.

When looking for items for your wardrobe this is my best advice –

  • Can I wear it for more than one season or occasion
  • Do I have pieces in my wardrobe that can easily be mixed with it
  • Does it fit me exactly how I want it to
  • Do I feel fabulous wearing it! (the most important tip)

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you’re on your way to finding the perfect outfit for you.

For this post I’ve chosen a wrap dress as the one item that can be styled three ways. I went with a classic navy wrap dress as I like the versatility it offers when adding other items to my look. I also like that a wrap dress is a style that can suit many body shapes and be very flattering. You could of course choose a patterned wrap dress (or any style of dress) and apply the same styling tips…

For example – Heels and statement jewellery look great for a night out whereas the addition of a denim jacket with sandals and a hat will take you to a casual lunch effortlessly.

The wrap dress I’m wearing is a little on the short side (keep in mind I have long legs and a short torso so everything tends to look ‘leggy’ on me!). If you’re not comfortable showing so much leg I would suggest a light denim jean underneath or a ¾ length legging.

Let’s take a look!

 

Look 1 – Xmas Brunch

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Wrap Dress – Ally Fashion $39.99 / Tan Belt – Ally Fashion $9.99 / Classic Denim Jacket – Cotton On $49.95 / Sienna Sandals –Spendless Shoes $49.99

Total $150

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Lunar Sunglasses – City Beach $19.99

 

Look 2 – Xmas BBQ Lunch 

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Wrap Dress – Ally Fashion $39.99 / Lunar Sunglasses – City Beach $19.99 / White Canvas Shoe + White Singlet – K-mart both $4.00

Total $68 

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Look 3 – Xmas Work Party 

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Wrap Dress – Ally Fashion $39.99 / Earring – Lovisa $17.99 / Quinn Heel – Spendless Shoes $49.99 

Total $108

 

I really hope you enjoy what I have put together and remember Ocean Keys Shopping Centre is the ideal place to do your Christmas shopping on a budget.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year,

Malinda x

 

*The shoes I’m wearing in two looks were previously purchased and are currently still available in store at Spendless Shoes

*The tapestry clutch featured is also my own but can be found at K-mart

*This is a sponsored post for Ocean keys Shopping Centre

Fortune Favours The Fashionable!

Here we are again……. Fri-yay!!

Now just to prove that I haven’t gone totally Christmas cray-cray ( which wouldn’t be hard by the way since my house currently looks like Xmas came and threw up everywhere! ) I have still been scouring the shops for bargains.

Continue reading “Fortune Favours The Fashionable!”