Introducing eShakti

 

Hello beauties,

Today  I’m sharing my fabulous new dress from eShakti

It’s no secret that I love dresses but like a lot of ladies I’ve struggled at times to find the perfect dress, one that ticks all the boxes.

How many times have you fallen in love with a dress only to find yourself wishing it was longer or shorter, had a v-neck instead of a round neck, tie straps or wide straps, longer sleeves!

What if you could customise the size specifically to your measurements and tweak those finishing touches to make it your own……well thanks to eShakti you can!

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The *dress I chose (and believe me when I say there were many to choose from) is a bustier style cotton midi dress in navy.

I made only minor adjustments to the dress because I really loved it the way it was!

I changed the length from ankle length to mid calf and had the straps altered to be tie up as I like the detail it adds to the dress. You can have the pockets removed, but honestly why would you!! The only alteration I made once I received the dress was to remove a bow that was stitched to the waistband, I like to wear belts with dresses so this was in the way for me.

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Hubby helped me with the measurements, I would suggest asking someone to help. In the end I didn’t use my exact measurements opting instead to go by the sizing chart, I was really really impressed that the dress fit so perfectly (I was a little skeptical as how it would go because of the bustier style at the top of the dress) The quality of the dress is also exceptional!

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I wore the dress out for brunch for my brothers birthday on a scorching hot Perth day. To add a little interest to the dress I added this gold rose detail belt and straw bag both found at the Salvo’s along with my ever present Valley Girl hat and Lovisa earrings!

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The ordering and delivery really impressed me as well, in total I waited two and half weeks for the dress to arrive. I received an email notification to say the dress had been shipped and it was on my doorstep two days later!

You can see more success stories by taking a peak at these gorgeous ladies in their eShakti frocks, all look amazing!

I can’t fault the service or the finished product I was presented with, definitely a website I would happily buy from again and recommend to others. There is a huge range of styles to suit every occasion from formal dresses to tops and skirts and workwear.

Let me know if give eShakti a try or if you already have! I would love to hear your thoughts…

Until next time,

Malinda xxx

*Gifted by eShakti

 

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Pretty Little Things – Homebodii

Hello loverssssss,

Happy Valentines Day to those of you who like to celebrate all things LOVE!

In our house it’s a little bit ho hum, it’s nice to be thought of and to think of those special to you but I don’t need a specific day to do that…. I’m loved up all year round haha

What I am always on the lookout for is pretty things… I am a total girlie girl when it comes what I wear when I want to look and feel super special.

And that’s exactly what I felt when my gorgeous *Sophia Frill Nightie from Homebodii arrived, oh how I LOVE it!

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{Sophia Frill Nightie $79.00}

Love the double shoulder strap detail, which is adjustable and also the elastic waistband. This is such a comfortable nightie to sleep in, beautiful and lightweight.

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Take a look at that beautiful floral pattern, so feminine!

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So who are Homebodii?

Established in 2012 Homebodii introduced the marketplace to its original collection of bridal robes. Homebodii soon became the leader in bridal loungewear known for its exclusive prints and feminine aesthetic. Endorsed by Cosmo Bride and Style Me Pretty. Homebodii as a brand continues to develop rapidly and as of 2015 includes a wide range of sleepwear and occasional pieces. In addition to its flagship store on the Gold Coast Australia, Homebodii can be found in leading retailers including The Iconic, White Runway, Revolve Clothing and Anthropologie of which the brand often sits the best seller list. Homebodii had its debut show at New York Fashion Week in the September of 2016.

 

As well as an extensive range of Bridal robes, which are just heavenly to look at and very reasonably priced Homebodii also offers a range of pyjama sets including Monogrammed sets that can be personalised (so cool) a luxurious range of 100% Organic Cotton pieces – swimwear & dresses.

Honestly they have you covered for any occasion!

Homebodii also offers FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on orders over $150

Don’t wait until Valentines Day next year to place an order, give yourself a little treat now because lord knows we ALL deserve it!

Until next time,

Malinda xxx

 

**Gifted for editorial consideration

 

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Valentines Day Giveaway ❤️

Hello 2017, unbelievably we are already down a month…what the!!

I’m so excited to be back for the year and kicking things off with a giveaway,

(But before ya’ll get too excited I have to break the news that this giveaway will be for Perth peeps only – I know, I know it’s not ideal but because part of the prize involves a home visit it just has to be that way!)

Don’t worry though I’ll be having more giveaways this year and I promise it won’t just be for my home town folk.

So let’s talk prizes shall we!

Back at the end of 2016 I was asked if I would like to team up with an amazing make up brand and be a part of their latest on line campaign……hmmmm let me think, getting makeup done professionally and being photographed, no brainer really so of course I said yes.

However…believe me when I say that this was definitely out of my comfort zone – but, I have decided that this year I will endeavour to try new things and go boldly ahead. I know it probably seems strange that a person who shares almost daily photo’s of themselves on the internet would have any hesitation but I did, in fact I was quite the bundle of nerves.

Lucky for me I was working with an incredibly talented, professional and genuinely lovely group of women.

One of which was Ruth Brophy – Intimo Bra Fit Specialist, otherwise known as @irishbralady on Instagram or you can contact her directly  Ruth.Brophy@intimo.com.au

Ruth is just gorgeous, so friendly and easy to talk to plus she really knows her stuff. After meeting Ruth at the photo shoot I had an at home bra fitting with her. I can’t express enough how much more enjoyable bra shopping is when done from the comfort of  your own home! Intimo consultants offer one on one fittings or you can get a group of your gal pals together and make a night of it. So good right, not to mention convenient. Below is the Bellini set that I chose, so lacy and a bit spesh!

Intimo has a great range of everyday bras plus the convertible and active ranges. There’s gorgeous slips and cami’s and even a menswear line! Check them out here

As part of the Valentines Giveaway you can win a $200 voucher to spend on the Intimo range as well as a FREE in home bra fitting with the fabulous Ruth!

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I’m sure you all want to see how the makeup and photoshoot went, right? Or at least I’m hoping you want to see them!

But first a little background on Splash Alchemy – created by Jocelyn Derecourt.

Jocelyn has created a makeup line that is ethical and beneficial to skin wellness with antiaging properties. The Natural/Vegan Range of Splash Alchemy uses many certified organic ingredients where possible and is gluten free making it a great choice for people suffering from allergies to gluten.

One of the things I noticed after having my make up done by the lovely Jocelyn herself was just how great it felt on my skin. None of that ‘caked-on’ feeling. Even after I reluctantly washed off my makeup my skin felt beautiful!

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{ Photography by Tanya Stapleton @tan_tanstapleton01 }

Below are the cosmetics included in the giveaway…

Natural Vegan Cream Concealer, Antique Penny Vegan Eyeshadow and Acid Pink Lip Tint that includes a lip brush cleverly designed inside the lid! (the lip tint is a bright hot pink so will look especially great on blondes) Worth over $100 and also cruelty free!

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The last but certainly not least portion of the giveaway is a divine smelling Shabchique Pineapple + Mango Soy Bulb Candle. Pure indulgence and perfect for a little Valentines Day pampering! Shabchique is owned by Hayley and she offers a great range of soy candles, melts, gift boxes and personalised candles for your special occasions. You can find Shabchique on Instagram and Facebook and also at a number of local Perth markets, all relevant info is on the website!

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Let’s recap shall we!

  • $200 Gift Voucher + Bra Fitting from Ruth and Intimo
  • $112 worth of Splash Alchemy Cosmetics
  • $20 Soy Pineapple + Mango Bulb Candle from Shabchique

I’d would say the lucky winner of over $320 dollars worth of products and service would be well on the way to having an amazing Valentines Day!

The giveaway as stated already is open to all Perth metro peeps.

You can enter by leaving a comment on my Instagram feed / Facebook page under this image

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Or in the comments section right here on the blog, simply tell me what your ideal Valentines Day date would be!

Giveaway Terms

  • Competition opens Wednesday 1st February 2017
  • Competition closes Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 8pm AWST
  • Winner will be notified on Thursday 9th February 2017
  • Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize or a redraw will take place
  • Winner will be chosen by an independent third party
  • Giveaway is open to Perth Metropolitan entrants only

Not affiliated with Instagram or Facebook.

Good luck everyone and please share the giveaway with your friends!

Until next time,

Malinda xxx

** Products were gifted for this giveaway **

Selfies after the photoshoot! Loved my make up x
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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

Shopping With Gumtree

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Hello gorgeous ones,

Hope you’re enjoying this silly season and all that comes with it! For me it’s really just another reason to shop hahaha.

And shopping up a storm is exactly what I’ve been doing thanks to *Gumtree Australia!

By now many of you know how much I love to hunt down a bargain. I don’t mind where I shop and more often than not I tend to look over my local op shops before heading to the big centres, I can almost guarantee I will find what I’m after by checking the preloved goodies first!

Which brings me to todays post and the fun I had with Gumtree and their #OOTD Challenge…. find an outfit on Gumtree, ummm ok that’s too easy!

After spending a few evenings scouring the Gumtree app and website I had found a complete outfit and better yet it was all from one lady  in Melbourne which meant only one postage fee!

Take a look….

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Witchery Fashion Shirt Dress originally $140, I paid $70 – Prada Evening Bag $50 and Belt $10

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I love this shirt dress, very versatile! Long sleeves for winter and because it buttons all the way down the front, there’s the option to wear it open over something else.

I also purchased the most divine pair of brand new Nine West heels, I didn’t wear them with this outfit as I felt they were a bit heavy  for this look but of course I photographed them!

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$50 was all they set me back and you can see by looking at the sole they had never been worn! Amazing

My second outfit consists of a super duper fabulous sparkly sequinned skirt. Now I love anything shiny, its the magpie in me! This stunning Alannah Hill skirt I found here in Perth and you know what was even better than the skirt?

The lovely lady I bought it from! We met at Garden City Shopping Centre and she was so warm and friendly plus she has a ton of stuff that is looking for a new home! After a quick try of the skirt I decided it simply HAD to be mine!

And here it is…

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Alannah Hill ‘La Vie En Rose’ Sequin Skirt – Originally $318, I paid $50! (this was a brand new skirt with original tags still on!!)

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I’ve paired the skirt with a $10 Calvin Klein singlet I found at my local op shop, it’s a bit shimmery and fun.

I’m still deciding when the shoes will make their first appearance, I actually don’t want to ruin them!

I will admit, much like shopping on eBay I thought Gumtree was predominately for buying cars and furniture but there really are some amazing bargains if your keen to try it out. The Gumtree #OOTD Challenge was to get peeps like you and me approaching shopping on a whole new level as well as keeping the wheels of sustainable fashion turing over!

Until next time,

Malinda xxx

*This was a sponsored post for Gumtree Australia

 

Online Shopping for Super Deals

Yay it’s Friday!

If you’re a mum like me, this will mean very little especially if your kids have already been on holidays for a week like mine have!

But since it is Friday and there’s not many sleeps left until Santa arrives I thought I would share a post on what I’ve been up to lately.

Starting with a recent collaboration I was lucky enough to do with *eBay Australia, basically my job was to find the perfect Christmas Day outfit under $100 from eBay stores….. too easy!

I was really surprised to find that there is a wide range of well known stores selling stock at heavily discounted prices, to me eBay was for buying pre-loved goodies or cheap stuff from the China based stores!

This is the complete list of stores currently selling…

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AMAZING!!

Anyhoo here’s what I found….

City Beach – Mooloola Abia Dress $39.00 (unfortunately it’s now sold out)

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I’m a huge fan of the wrap dress as you might know if you saw my last post!  and was very lucky to snap this one up.

And of course you can’t have a fab outfit without equally fabulous shoes!

Wittner – Orange Leather Sandals $59.95 (were $149.95 originally)

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And there you have it! A great outfit, under $100 that can be worn for many events well beyond the silly season!

And because I like to make life easier for you guys, here’s three more dresses from City Beach that I thought were great buys!

City Beach – Annabel Dress $59.99

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City Beach – Mooloola Ezra Mazi Dress $29.00

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City Beach – ROXY Sunset Dress $29.00

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What do you think…. have I convinced you take a look at eBay!

Just in case you need another great reason, did you know that some stores offer Click and Collect at Woolworths!

Keep an eye out for my next collaboration with Gumtree Australia, again you won’t believe what bargains I found!

Until next time,

Malinda xxx

*This is a sponsored post for eBay Aust.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Summer Fun with – Mox Shoes

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

When the lovely peeps at Mox Shoes  asked if I would like to test drive a pair of their best selling ballet flats I couldn’t say no!

Well I could have…. but where’s the fun in that?

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FRINGE-TASTIC

Good morning Monday!

It’s been a while since my face has graced your screens and what better way to say hi than on #monochromemonday!

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What I Wore – featuring Firefly

Today I have a gorgeous brand to share with you all. Some of my Instagram and Facebook followers may be familiar with the Firefly Clothing range having seen fellow style bloggers Styling You and Redcliffe Style wearing the label.

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