Thursday, 19 December 2013

“Coocha Designs”

Yep, it’s been a long time between drinks, but I’ve finally squeezed another post out! You all know how much I love a good sale and this one is a whopper! I’ve been shopping with Nicole at Coocha Designs for a little while now and I must say, she does know how to host a hefty discount…

Coocha Designs is a new online shopping destination that will have you checking if the total of your shopping cart is actually correct! Not only are the prices super competitive, but the range is growing by the day. Brands like Madison Square Clothing, Imonni, Orbin, Premonition Designs, Saints & Secrets – all your faves and the list just goes on!

The shopping experience is also super easy and enjoyable – easy navigation and Nicole is just an email or Insta comment away. Being the big boss of her small business, you can be sure that if you ever need help with anything, a reply will not be far away. Your purchase is also updated to “shipped” very promptly, so you’ll be wearing your new outfit before you know it. Oh, and not to worry about sneaky shipping costs because all orders over $49 get free express shipping within Australia – Yes!

Now, back to my first point of how I love a sale! Currently, there is a massive 40% off all full priced stock at Coocha Designs, Hurrah! Nice one Nicole! There’s your Chrissy, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve outfit sorted! Use the code 'XMAS40' at the checkout and don't forget to check out the sale items too, they all have been heavily reduced!

Here are some pics of my fave purchases from Coocha Designs; I hope you snap up some bargains too! - Shop

Happy Shopping!

Toni X

'Florabotanica Tee Dress by Saints & Secrets - $79'
Leather Pants by Asos
Jewels & Accessories by Colette Hayman
Shoes by Bardot

"This Tee Dress can be worn alone or as a tunic as I have here - a very versatile piece"

"The colours in this dress are even brighter in person!"

'Orbin Picture Perfect Check Pants - $45 On Sale!'
Top from Hipster Chapel Street
Jewels by Lovisa - Clutch by Colette Hayman
Shoes by Bardot

'Check prints are huge this season and they're so easy to team with bright colours"

'Lioness Wide Striped Blazer - $30 On Sale!!!'
Coated Sninny Jeans by Toi et Moi Sydney
Shoes by Verali Shoes
Clutch by Colette Hayman

"For the sale price of just $30, this blazer is amazing! Gorgeous, light fabric, structured shoulders and a waterfall lapel, just divine"

Monday, 7 October 2013

"How to Style Your Boyfriend Jeans"

Hello fellow fashion lovers! Whoever thought that since the advent of skinny jeans, that we’d all suddenly be wearing the baggy, distressed “boyfriend” variety!?! If you’d asked me five years ago if I’d wear baggy ripped jeans, I would shriek in horror and reply “NO!!!” and I’d tell you that skinnies were far more flattering anyway, so why go there…

However recently, the boyfriend style has had a huge make-over and they are no longer the baggy, unflattering “trackie pants made out of denim” that they used to be in the 90’s… They’re slimmer, distressed in all the right places and hide a multitude of sins (I.e. I haven’t shaved my legs all winter and I still look hot in these jeans…). They’re so comfortable and can be worn to suit any mood, whether it be on a casual Sunday or Saturday night drinks with the girls, they just work!

I found my perfect pair in the Madison Square Clothing “Breaking Bad” boyfriend’s, from the lovely Jessica at Saxon Boutique, they fit perfectly – they’re not too skinny and not too baggy, just riiiiiiight! Here are some of my top tips (and pics!) for choosing and styling your boyfriend jeans. Also, be sure to enter the Saxon Boutique Instagram comp to win a $500 wardrobe.  Then you could style the “Breaking Bad” pair to your heart’s content! Check out @saxonboutique & for entry details and get re-gramming!

1.       Try on as many pairs of boyfriend jeans as possible to find the style that best suits you – trust me, it’s worth the time and effort when you find your perfect pair!
2.       Keep it Simple – Don’t over-do it, a simple tee, blazer and heels will make your boyfriend jeans the star of your look.
3.       Wear them with heels! – If you’re wearing your boyfriend jeans cuffed at the ankle, wear high heels. This will elongate your silhouette and make you look taller.

Happy Shopping!

Toni X

Outfit Details: Boyfriend Jeans - Saxon Boutique / Zebra Cami & Blazer (last season) - Bardot / Shoes "Tootsie" - Wittner Shoes / Accessories - Colette Hayman

"Wear heels with your boyfriend jeans - this will easily take your outfit from dinner to drinks."

"Keep it Simple - Swap your heels for flats and your blazer with a cardi and you've got an instant casual feel."

"Keep your boyfriend jeans in your car or bag - Then it's just a quick change out of your pencil skirt from work and your ready for a night out."

"Don't be afraid to experiment! - Try on as many pairs of boyfriend jeans as you can. You'll then find the fit that best suits your personal style."

Saturday, 21 September 2013

“Jim Loves Jane”

Greetings fellow shopaholics! Instagram is a constant source of fashion inspiration… I think it’s safe to say that I’m addicted to Instafashion!  I have also found some amazing little boutiques on my virtual travels, there are so many bargains to be had!!! However, it’s hard work finding quality items at affordable prices no matter where you look… So I’m going to help you snap them up…

I discovered Jim Loves Jane through Instagram and then began following them on Facebook. I found they have gorgeous pieces at very, very affordable prices. I was actually quite shocked, as I expected their items to be at a much higher price point given their quality.

As I browsed through the pages of the Jim Loves Jane website I discovered a personally selected range of items, by the owner and operator of Jim Loves Jane, Melanie… I can honestly say that I think we have very similar taste in fashion, as I have my eye on various things on the website hehe!  My latest wardrobe addition from Jim Loves Jane:  a pair of Plain Jane Pants in a lovely and vibrant shade of cobalt blue… They’re a perfect, flattering and relaxed fit and the fabric is so light and airy! I know I’ll be wearing them all through the summer!

I also love supporting local and small businesses… With all the online shopping options out there, it can be difficult to find online stores with the trifecta: quality product, small prices and excellent service… So when I find stores like Jim Loves Jane, I just love sharing my shopping experiences with others…

Here are some outfit pics of my new Plain Jane Pants as well as some of my other top selections from Jim Loves Jane. Be sure to show some love by following Jim Loves Jane on Instagram - @jimlovesjane and Facebook –

Happy Shopping!

Toni X

"The Plain Jane Pants are super versatile. I have dressed them up here, but simply swap your heels for sandals or wedges and you'll achieve a more casual daytime look."

"The fabric of these pants is very light and airy - perfect for the warmer weather!"

"The Plain Jane Pants are also available in Black"

"Bri Flower Printed Bomber Jacket - $55 - Available Here"

"Assorted Jewels - Available Here"

"Shona Flower Dress - $55 - Available Here"

"Celia Tee - $39 - Available Here"

"Olive Striped Tee - $29 - Available Here"

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

"Audrey Would Approve"

I love taking style inspiration from celebrities… My absolute favourite style icon is Audrey Hepburn… Even though she strutted her stuff on the red carpet long before I was alive, her fashion has been remembered for generations… Modern celebrities, including fashion bloggers (my faves!), are a constant source of fashion inspiration – however, their runway style and high-end-designer pieces, are more often than not, out of my reach… Sigh..

But fear not, even though most of us may not be able to afford Chanel, Givenchy or Celine… I have found a perfect substitute for runway styles that Audrey would definitely approve of!!! I discovered Out WithAudrey via Kim, from the amazing blog Style Me Yesterday, on Instagram… A quick flick through the pages of the OWA website and I was hooked! Runway inspired fashion was only a few clicks away! Not only were the pieces bang on trend and up to date, but they were super affordable too! Yay - Just the way I like it!

Out with Audrey owner and operator Cheree, shares my love of Audrey Hepburn and this has inspired her to start the “Out With Audrey” site and select only the very best, simple and elegant pieces. If you purchase items from OWA they will stand the test of time, without testing your budgeting skills… By shopping with Cheree, you can have your cake and eat it too! “Investment” pieces at “Impulse Buy” prices. OWA also offers free shipping on all orders over $50 – another incentive to shop! Another unique thing that I absolutely love about OWA, is that each individual item has specific sizing info and measurements – so, so helpful when shopping online!

My favourite OWA piece right now is the recently released “Tabitha” Leather Shirt… Leatherette is high on my list of favourite fabrics, it’s easy to care for and super stylish… Here are some pics of my new shirt, along with some tips on how to style the “Tabitha” shirt. Enjoy!

Happy Shopping!

Toni X

The "Tabitha" Leatherette Shirt - $65 - With Free Shipping!

Outfit Details: Leather Look Pants - Supre / Top - Hipster / Bag - Asos / Shoes - Wittner

"I've kept this look clean, simple & monochrome... This shirt is so versatile as it doubles as a jacket"

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

"Facebook Fashion"

Greetings fellow fashion hunters! I am one of those shoppers that always hunts down the best prices before committing to a purchase. I just figure that extra five bucks is better off in my pocket than someone else’s… It may sound stingy, but given the economic climate of late, I think this is a smart way to shop… This desire to get the best deal has lead me to search for the smaller boutiques offering the best deals… As it happens, I found them on Facebook… I was in awe of the sheer number of little online boutiques running their businesses through Facebook – it’s a great idea! Due to the low running costs, their prices are much lower than the mainstream websites – even when you compare exactly the same stock! So, it definitely pays to shop around… On Facebook that is!

One boutique I have taken a liking to in particular is SaxonBoutique… A small business run by Jessica… She stocks the Madison Square Clothing and Wilde Heart ranges (my fave right now!) and her prices are the best I’ve been able to find – in some cases you can save up to $20 per item! That’s a huge price difference, especially when you’re purchasing multiple items – it all adds up… The way I look at it, with the money you “save” shopping at Saxon Boutique, you can treat yourself to something a little extra… Dinner, a movie, shoes or another item from Saxon Boutique hehe!

Here are some of my picks from Saxon Boutique, featuring Jessica's amazing range of Madison Square Clothing and Wilde Heart items. The next time you’re sitting at your desk, bored and on Facebook, why not consider some shopping while you’re there! Keep up to date with all of Saxon Boutique’s new arrivals via their Instagram feed too and stay tuned… Saxon Boutique has a new website launching very soon!!! - @saxonboutique.

Happy Shopping!

Toni X

Two Timer Skirt - $45 - Available Here

Show Off Angled Skirt - $40 - Available Here

50 Shades Angled Striped Top - $40 - Available Here

Lara Striped Blazer - $60 - Available Here

Queen of Hearts Top in Mulberry (Other Colours Available!) - $45 - Available Here

Smoke & Mirrors Vest - $65 - Available Here

Breaking Bad Boyfriend Jeans (Coming Soon & Available for Pre-order) - $75 - Available Here

Fast Track Joggers - $55 - Available Here

Lucy Thigh High Split Maxi Dress - $55 - Available Here

Cara Leatherette Sleeved Jacket - $75 - Available Here

Coco Tweed Biker Jacket - $65 - Available Here

Intermission Jacket with Leatherette Sleeves - $65 - Available Here

The Ah-mazing Whistle Blower Jacket - $90 - Available Here

Sunday, 28 July 2013

"T'was The Week Before Pay Day"

 Sometimes it’s difficult to find bargains worth buying and the funds to support said bargains can run a little thin… Sometimes I just want a cheap thrill, something to lift my spirits after a hard day at work… Something that won’t cost me a week’s wages… It’s a constant battle and has left me wondering whether there is an easy “go to” place to find such a pick-me-up…

This is when I discovered “Sub Fiddy” – wonderfully as the name suggests, everything on this website is below $50… Cute tops, dresses, skirts and shorts all can be purchased with virtually the spare change jingling around in your handbag… Sounds pretty good huh? Well, it gets better - They also offer free domestic shipping Australia wide, Hurrah! I’m not sure about you, but I am far more inclined to purchase from online stores who offer free shipping – it’s one less thing you have to fork out cash for and it leaves extra money in the online shopping kitty… With the money you save on shipping you can certainly treat yourself to another item from Sub Fiddy, that’s for sure!

Sub Fiddy is a simple little store with a select amount of stock, however the pieces are bang on trend and incredibly affordable… I have my eye on a Tan Leatherette Shift Dress that I think is a perfect trans-seasonal piece and leatherette is so hot right now! Not to mention, it’s super easy to care for – just throw it in the washing machine and you’re done… Chelsea, the big boss at Sub Fiddy, is also super helpful, which makes your shopping experience even more pleasant, such a bonus when it comes to shopping online.

Here are some of my picks from Sub Fiddy – including some things I already have in my wardrobe!  Go forth and shop – completely guilt free… Be sure to pay them an online visit and you can also follow them on Instagram - @subfiddy.

Happy Shopping!

Toni X
Neon Mosaic Black Tunic Dress - $39 - Available Here

Dripping CC Slashed Knit - $30 - Available Here

White Floral Flare Skirt Dress - $40 - Available Here
Tan Leatherette Running Shorts - $32 - Available Here (Also Available in Black & White)

Blue Cross Cut-Out Top - $25 - Available Here

Sleeveless Army Vest - $35 - Available Here

Tan Leatherette Shift Dress - $38 - Available Here

Sequin Pocket Mint Tank - $27 - Available Here

Strapless Floral Playsuit - $49 - Available Here

Jungle Animal & Chain Mini Skirt - $18 - Available Here

Asymmetric Grey Quilted Mini Skirt with Leatherette Detail - $32 - Available Here

Leopard Print Mini Shorts - $30 - Available Here