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