Pointed toe booties


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To celebrate the fact that I ‘don’t think’ I’ve bought a single pair of shoes so far this year, I’m allowing myself to splurge on a pair of pointed toe booties. I’ve worn my Rag and Bone Newbury to death and I think it is starting to look a little dated now. Time to move on. The above booties are my top 4 choices this season with the Acne Studios Loma in first place and then the Jensen. The Loma looks a little dressier than the casual boots I have at the moment and I intend to wear it with gorgeous knit dresses to sass up my outfits. The Jensen is slightly more casual with a lower heel height but I do love the suede texture. First world problem – I can’t decide on which pair I should buy which is usually the story of my life. Maybe I should wait till I get a promotion at work. What do you think and which pair do you like the best?

Top row (left to right): Acne Studios Loma Booties, Jeffrey Campbell Harvell Booties

Bottom row (left to right): Rag and Bone Dixon Suede Booties, Acne Studios Jensen Suede Booties



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Saks – Zimmermann Porcelain Quilted Triangle Bikini

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I have been eyeing this two piece quilted triangle bikini from Zimmermann for so long. It was all sold out in Australia months ago. I was so pleasantly surprised when I saw all the sizes still available at Saks Fifth Avenue at a discount!! The delivery was relatively fast – arrived in 5 days. The bikini looks even better in real life, so beautiful and so sexy. There is also currently an Australia Exclusive offer: 10% OFF orders of $100 or more with code: 10OFFAU + Free Express Shipping! Don’t miss out!!!!




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Shopbop – the Family and Friends event

There are few things I enjoy more than spending time with friends and family. What could be better? Shopping with friends and family!

Welcome to the Shopbop Family and Friends event. For the next three days only, Shopbop is on sale, with a massive 25% off storewide! Enter the discount code SPRING25 when checking out.

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There’s plenty to like on Shopbop at the moment. We’re obviously heading into winter in the southern hemisphere, and I’ve just come back from a Canadian winter wonderland – try a fresh -40c in the Yukon!!! Here’s a few recommendations.

One staple that you should have in your closet this winter is a good down jacket. Their primary job is retaining heat, and it’s a job they do well. Shopbop has quite a few stylish selections:

Mackage Tabita JacketMackage Yara Down JacketAdd Down Coat
From left to right: Mackage Tabita Jacket, Mackage Yara Down Jacket, Add Down Jacket

If you’re looking for a gift or present for your boyfriend or husband, East Dane is also on sale. Adding SPRING25 at checkout will also give you 25% off, and is valid for the next FIVE days. Get to it!

Unfortunately there are some excluded brands – click here for deets: Shopbop and East Dane.


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I’m so happy the Shopbop sale has arrived – just in time for my upcoming trip to the Maldives! I missed out on going to the Maldives last year to celebrate our first year anniversary due to health issues so I’m really happy that we can go this year. As you’d expect, I’ve had my eyes on a few things to bring with me!

The sale starts today and runs through to Sunday 8 March 2015.
You save 15% with purchases over $250
You save 20% with purchases over $500
You save 25% with purchases over $1000

USE CODE: BIGEVENT15 at checkout!




A. Zimmermann Porcelain Embroidery Romper – I really do believe that a cute little playsuit is a must for any resort holiday and Zimmermann is one of my favourite brands when it comes to playsuits. I love this particular playsuit because it is so girly and intricately made.

B. CM Cia Maritima – I love the colour of this bikini and the shape is so sexy.

C. Zimmermann Pivot Vortex One Piece Swimsuit – I’ve never been a big fan of one piece swimsuits due to tan lines but this white one piece just looks so hot and you can just wear shorts over it to double up as a top and prance around the resort. *wink*

D. Zimmermann Rayon Tank Dress - In addition to a playsuit you must bring at least one maxi dress. I am in love with the neckline of this dress and also the print. This dress is already on sale so you get a further discount with the code!

E. Hat Attack The Original Panama Fedora – You obviously can’t leave without a hat. The downside of bringing a straw hat is that you won’t be able to store it in your suitcase.

F. Zimmermann Pivot Vortex Bikini Set – Just like the one piece in white, I also love this two piece in black. I seem to have this condition where I need everything in 2 colours!

G. Ancient Greek Sandals Clio Two Band Sandal – There are so many gorgeous sandals on Shopbop at the moment but I like this two coloured pair in particular.

Whilst shopping for items for my trip, I got a little side tracked…just a little..and thought I’d share these items with you.

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funkis store launch in Melbourne

funkis store launch-1Having moved in to our new place last year, J and I have been toiling away to create our perfect space. It’s a seemingly never ending decision making process. But at least we’ve agreed on a theme – ours is showing a decisively modern Scandinavian influence.

Homeware shopping is addictive, and so when funkis invited me to their new store launch in Melbourne’s re-designed Strand Arcade I was genuinely excited!

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