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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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.