Posts tagged ‘shopping’

July 11, 2010

Hey Mr Postman…

After forgetting to check the letter box on Friday evening, I was pleasantly surprised this afternoon when I remembered to check – only to find a few of the perfume samples I recently ordered had arrived! In the package were Jo Malone ‘red roses’, Serge Lutens ‘clair de musc’, Serge Lutens ‘datura noir’ & Serge Lutens ‘de bois vanille’. Still to come – Kai eau de parfum & Diptyque philosykos. If you’re curious as to where I ordered these from, they were purchased online from The Perfumed Court. I think it’s a great idea to get the samples before purchasing, especially if you’re super fussy like me (and too lazy to go to the shop and try them all out) – the only downside is when you love them ALL and don’t know which to choose. This is the situation I’m in right now… Decisions!
July 8, 2010

Books!

I have been itching to buy some books from the book depository for a while now, and decided to finally take the plunge tonight. The prices are SO low, and with the offer of free international shipping I just couldn’t resist. I’ve been curious about On The Beach for a while now, as I am a huge fan of post apocolyptic storylines. Heart Of A Dog (or A Dogs Heart) was recommended to me by a friend and my copy of 1984 was borrowed and never returned by a friend who now lives overseas, and as it’s one of my all time favourite books I figured I’d better replace it!
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July 4, 2010

Autumn/Winter Wardrobe 2010 Roundup

Despite it still being freezing cold in Australia, and winter still well and truly in place, I have already started to think about my Spring/Summer wardrobe. So I figured it might be a good idea to round up my A/W wardrobe list and begin working on S/S for 2010. (I find it’s good to get a head start to take advantage of the international online end of season sales…) I didn’t manage to buy everything that I had wanted to stock up my basic wardrobe for this season, but I definitely have less to buy last year – and am one step closer to the 4-5 French Wardrobe way of life. Here is my finalised list, with the items in italics yet to be purchased:

Tops
sheer black / print / floral blouses (x2)
black cashmere v-neck sweater
black cashmere v-neck sweater
black cashmere cardigan (x2)
silence and noise black studded silk tank
black silk/jersey tee
elizabeth and james black satin blouse
black asos chain neck sweater
black/white plaid top
illustrated people love/hate raglan sweater
rodarte/radarte hooded sweater
bear print raglan sweater

Bottoms
black pencil skirts (will need to purchase 2 new skirts for work)
black pencil skirt
black cigarette style pants
dark denim jeans (need to purchase 1 more pair)
dark denim straight leg jeans (x2)

Dresses
asos dark purple/floral print dress
basque dark green/black peacock print dress
black/grey polka dot print babydoll dress
ann taylor black dress w. rosette shoulders
sussan black draped jersey/lace dress
see by chloe grey sweater dress
black jersey/satin tiered skirt dress

Outerwear
black long length blazer
black leather jacket
black tie-waist trench

Accessories
cashmere tube scarf
cashmere wide scarf
warehouse lace scarf in mink
house of harlow peacock ring
oversized ray ban wayfarers
oversized black handbag
3.1 phillip lim black patent clutch
vintage peacock clutch
oversized black leather clutch
mimco black embellished hair piece
diamond stud earrings
tiffany & co initial necklace
black pearl earrings
asos black enamel panther cuff bracelet
portmans silver/black small clutch

Shoes
lanvin black leather ballet flats
country road black leather ballet flats
black patent ankle boots
wittner flat black leather boots
wittner black patent pointed flats
chanel burgundy round toe heels
wittner peep toe motorcycle/wedge boots
black hightop converse sneakers

I will be buying 1 more piece to last me throughout the rest of the season, and that is the Ella Moss ‘Hyde’ Top. Now it’s on to Spring/Summer planning!

June 9, 2010

Books!

Pay day = shopping day. This week is dedicated to books & these three are on their way to me as we speak… Any suggestions for my next book order?
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June 3, 2010

Autumn/Winter Wardrobe Update #3

May was a quiet month as far as wardrobe organisation goes. I only ended up purchasing 2 new things for my wardrobe, and only one of those items was on my wishlist. Oops. Luckily the second item was quite cute and I will get a lot of wear out of it. I bought the Silence & Noise All Over Studded Tank in black, (which is now on sale, of course) and the Heavy Rotation Animal Print Raglan in navy bear. The raglan wasn’t on my list but I really like bears. So yeah, try and take that foolproof reasoning away from me – I dare you. Here is my updated wardrobe list:

Tops
** sheer black / print / floral blouses (x2)
* black cashmere v-neck sweater
** black cashmere cardigan (x2)
silence and noice black studded silk tank
black silk/jersey tee
elizabeth and james black satin blouse
black asos chain neck sweater
black/white plaid top
illustrated people love/hate raglan sweater
* radarte hooded sweater
bear print raglan sweater

Bottoms
** black pencil skirts (will need to purchase 2 new skirts for work)
black pencil skirt
black cigarette style pants
* dark denim jeans (need to purchase 1 more pair)
dark denim straight leg jeans (x2)

Dresses
asos dark purple/floral print dress
basque dark green/black peacock print dress
black/grey polka dot print babydoll dress
ann taylor black dress w. rosette shoulders
sussan black draped jersey/lace dress
see by chloe grey sweater dress
black jersey/satin tiered skirt dress

Outerwear
black long length blazer
* black leather jacket
black tie-waist trench

Accessories
cashmere tube scarf
cashmere wide scarf
warehouse lace scarf in mink
house of harlow peacock ring
* oversized ray ban wayfarers
oversized black handbag
3.1 phillip lim black patent clutch
vintage peacock clutch
* oversized black leather clutch
mimco black embellished hair piece
diamond stud earrings
tiffany & co initial necklace
* black pearl earrings
asos black enamel panther cuff bracelet
portmans silver/black small clutch

Shoes
* lanvin black leather ballet flats
country road black leather ballet flats
black patent ankle boots
wittner flat black leather boots
wittner black patent pointed flats
chanel burgundy round toe heels
wittner peep toe motorcycle/wedge boots
black hightop converse sneakers

The Rodarte/Radarte is not back in stock yet, and I get the feeling it won’t be coming back into stock anytime soon. I am quite sad about this, but thinking positive and hoping for the best. I probably won’t be adding anything new to my wardrobe next pay, possibly the pay after that. My outlook at the moment is all about fiscal responsibility so if it’s not something I really “need” or can fit inside my shopping budget for the fortnight, I am avoiding it at all costs. Considering the fact that the next piece I will be buying will be made of cashmere, I’m doubting I’ll be able to fit that into my $150 shopping budget per fortnight. Time will tell…

June 1, 2010

Hey Mr Postman…

New arrivals: Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory, MAC Blush in Instant Chic, MAC Eyeshadow in Paradisco, Givenchy samples: Ange Ou Demon Fragrance & Hydra Sparkling Lotion.