Shopping Picks

A few shopping picks for the week. I know most of you are just starting Spring but I’m very much getting ready for Autumn – so thinking scarfs and warm things! I especially love these two blue clutches from Boohoo, I couldn’t choose between them so I put them both here. I love the red earrings too, they actually match a necklace I featured last week from Baublebar :)
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1. Bold Beaded Strands BAUBLEBAR $40
2. Crystal Meteor Drops BAUBLEBAR $34
4. Jayne Tartan Scarf BOOHOO $26
5. Julia Oversize Scarf BOOHOO $16
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Shopping Picks

So many pretty things this week too! Babuble Bar had some great new arrivals – I especially love the necklace and circle earrings featured here. The Daisy New Look clutch is probably one of the cutest I’ve ever come across, and it’s only $25! I also love the two metallic heels, both would be so pretty to wear with lighter style spring/summer skirts and dresses.
 These are all items I love the look of and are independently chosen by me. Some of them are linked to via affiliate programs, meaning I may earn a few cents if you click on their links. If you’d like more information, check out my disclosure page :)  
1. Partition Collar Necklace BAUBLEBAR $46 (there is a really pretty white one too)
3. Moon Rock Drop Earring BAUBLEBAR $44
4. Total Stud Woven Scarf FOREVER 21 $8.80
8. Smartie Mid Heels ASOS $56.40 (also available in white)
Which items are your favourite?

5 Ways to Wear: How to Style a Dark Floral Pencil Skirt

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You might remember I featured this skirt last week in my Australian Shopping Picks! Well, I went in store again this week to actually try it on. It is absolutely stunning!  I am in love with it. It actually has quite a sheen to it too  (this shows more in the video online) which lends it more to dressier/night time looks. I thought I’d style it for all occasions here though as a general example of a dark floral pencil skirt.
I didn’t end up buying this in the end – I bought the dress instead! I was planning to feature that here too but it looks like it’s sold out online (there were only a few left in store too- doesn’t surprise me). The dress in an identical print but doesn’t have quite the same sheen to it. It’s every bit as lovely if you’re lucky enough to see it in stores :)
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Jacqui-E does post internationally starting from $25. If you check it out make sure you double check the sizes as Australian sizes are a little different. If I get a chance in the next couple of days I’ll try and track down some more dark floral skirts available internationally too.
Which look is your favourite??? Are you in love with dark florals as much as me??

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Where to Find and Buy Specific Items Online – 5 Great Sites for Fashion

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(Shoes from ASOS and Wittner)

I love browsing shops when I don’t have anything in mind to buy but when I am in need of something specific I can find it a real headache. Since I’ve started blogging I’ve discovered some great sites that really help you search for and track down a specific item. I have 5 favourites and I thought I’d share them with you today :)

I love Shop Style! This site is AMAZING. I was blown away when I first discovered this. Shop Style is basically a search engine that allows you to search for products across hundreds of online stores all at once. You can specify price range, colour, brand, shop and sale/discounted items. It’s available in lots of different countries too. I use the Australian site which includes lots of local stores (like Myer and the Iconic) as well as larger international sites (such as Boohoo, Forever 21, ASOS, Nordstrom). You can create an account on this, favourite items, create lists, specify favourite shops and get sale alerts too.
The Find is a a similar site to Shop Style in that it searches across hundreds of online stores all at once and collaborates results into one simple list. The Find has some different stores to Shop Style and I usually get quite different results when I search there. Like Shop Style you can specify price range, colour, brand, store and many other things in regards to sales and payment. The Find has both a US based site and a UK one. It currently doesn’t have a way to search for internationally available items, so if you do live somewhere else you will have to sift through search results yourself to discover if they are available to you. I actually save a list of shops within my account that I know ship to Australia and then only search within those stores, which works really well.
Amazon is actually one of my favourite places to search for jewelry and accessories as it has such an amazing range of product. I was searching for earrings on there the other day and got over 300,000 results! It isn’t as great for clothing but I think always worth a look. You can get pretty specific with what you search for and I find it provides great recommendations on related items too. Most stores on Amazon have great international shipping and prices too.
Etsy is like one gigantic, worldwide marketplace that’s open 24/7.  It is absolutely the best place to search for unique, handmade and vintage clothing and accessories. You will get a ridiculous number of search results here (I just got over 1.7 million earrings) and really different sorts of things too. It’s easy to tweak search results in terms of price, colour and shipping destination. I think Etsy is particularly great for searching for specific gift ideas as it has such beautiful, one of a kind items.
I’ve had mixed success on Ebay and don’t tend to shop there unless I have have something specific in mind to search for. I’m not exactly sure why as they have such an incredible range of things and the prices can be ridiculous (I think it’s the whole auction thing that stresses me out a bit and the fact you can’t easily return them). I’ve had some success finding items or sizes that I missed out on in stores when I was too slow making a decision or ones that have been discontinued – I really recommend it for that. Although I find search results a bit more patchy than some of the other sites here you can really find some unique, special items here (at a bargain).

Do you like checking out these sites as much as me? Let me know if there are any other great ones out there I can add too :)

Shopping Picks: US/International

It’s been a couple of weeks since I looked around online shopping sites and wow! There is so much new stuff about! I saved about 40 items I loved and then found it really hard to narrow down to just a few to share here – but that’s ok as I’ll have plenty to share for the coming weeks now. I absolutely adore everything here. The two bags and the little daisy studs are definitely standouts for me though.
Last week I shared some Aussie shopping picks, but these are all available Internationally (mostly from  the US). Hope you like them :)

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5. Miss Daisy Studs Earring BAUBLEBAR $26
8. Sparkling Metallic Sandals FOREVER 21 $19.80
Which items are your favourite here?

Shopping Picks (from Australia)

I thought I’d share some of my favourite items from Australia this week as I’ve spent a few days shopping lately and have been seeing some lovely things. I have my eyes on these skirts in particular, both are incredibly gorgeous, I absolutely love them, and the colourful skirt comes in a dress too!
Some of these are available internationally, although the postage tends to be rather expensive – and make sure you double check the size chart as Australian sizes are a bit different :)

1. Jewel Neck Knit Top TARGET $40
2. Teardrop Stone Earrings EQUIP $12.99
3. Twisting Bead Necklace EQUIP $16.99
4. Tassel Beaded Bracelet KATIES $14.95
5. Illie BETTS $139.99
6. Utah Wittner $169.95
7. Hemingway Romantic Skirt JACQUI-E $89.95
8. Rose Print Skirt JACQUI-E $89.95

Like anything you see? What new season trends are you loving in shops right now?