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

Friday, 19 July 2013

"Little Lace"

I am a firm believer that you don’t need to spend a million dollars to look a million dollars… I’ve always been obsessed with all things fashion, but haven’t always had the budget to support my obsession! My budget-conscious style stems from my days as a poor Uni student, after I had just left the nest. Although my earnings are very different now, old habits die hard and I still get a big thrill from finding that awesome bargain item!

I will help you find those “must-haves” for under $200, so you’ll certainly have funds left over to enjoy a few drinks in your new outfit! Here’s a little info that will help you along…

I recently discovered a boutique by the name of Little Lace via Instagram. As I scrolled through the ‘New Arrivals’ section, I noticed that most of their pieces not only reflect my personal style, but were very kind to the bank account too! My favourite brands such as Cameo, Finders Keepers and Madison Square Clothing were just a few clicks away from being in my closet – without the post-online-shopping-guilt – “OMG I spent how much!?!”

My fave new item available was the Knitted Bell Sleeved Dress by IDS – a perfect trans-seasonal piece and hence, fantastic value for money! This dress can be styled with tights & boots in the winter and with some strappy heels in the summer… Here is that gorgeous dress along with some of my other top picks from Little Lace!  Be sure to check out their End of Season Sale too – there are some fantastic bargains to snap up! Little Lace are also offering free shipping all weekend - Hurrah! - Enter the code 'WKEND' at the checkout.

Shop Online: or if you’re in Brisbane, pay them a visit at Shop 3 Elizabeth Arcade, 99 Elizabeth St, Brisvegas.

IDS Bell Sleeved Knitted Dress in White - $70 - Available Here

IDS Bell Sleeved Knitted Dress in Black - $70 - Available Here

Billie Anorak (Also Available in Navy) - $79 - Available Here

Camellia Dress in White - $65 - Available Here

Skyline Vest in Ivory (Also Available in Black) - $75 - Available Here

Jamie Peplum Leatherette Jacket in Black (Also Available in Wine) - $75 - Available Here

Madison Square Clothing - Brooklyn Leatherette Joggers - $60 - Available Here

Best Seller!!! Wilde Heart by Madison Square Clothing - Harlem Quilted Vest - $90 - Available Here

Saturday, 6 July 2013

“Confessions of an Online Shopping Addict”

Welcome to my first ever Blog post, thanks for dropping by! If you’re familiar with my Instagram feed, you’ll be aware of my addiction to shopping! If this is our first meeting, “Hello, my name is Toni and I am an online shopping addict”…

I am also obsessed with bargain hunting, so my blog will focus on where to get the best fashion finds for under $200. With this budget in mind, shopping online is often the way to go, as prices are extremely competitive compared with ‘bricks and mortar’ stores. However, I find the shopping ‘experience’ very different online and I’m quite old-fashioned in the sense that I like having a human being to talk to and help me out with my purchase… So here’s the trade-off: better value for money online, but a more impersonal shopping experience…

Enter; this is by far my fave online store… My first item was the Finders Keepers ‘Living Daylights’ blazer, with its paint splatter print, silky fabric and cut-out back detail – I was hooked! I was drawn to the select range of items that were “so me!” and their prices were the best I could find online – bonus! I then got to know the Owner/Director of Runway Scout, Susan Jacob, via Instagram… Her customer service is second-to-none when it comes to online stores… She replies to every email, Facebook & Instagram post and whenever you order, you also receive a thoughtful, personal & hand-written card to say thank you for your purchase! So sweet! This must take a lot of time and effort on Susan’s part, but really does set Runway Scout apart from the rest… This is why online stores like Runway Scout have such a loyal customer base – good old-fashioned customer service, teeny-tiny prices and the luxury of shopping on your laptop, from the comfort of your couch, in your trackies… Bliss!

Remember, you’ll also receive free express shipping on orders over $49 – and believe me; it’s not that hard to spend more than that! I want one of everything!!! Be sure to sign up to their VIP Newsletter for the latest sale offers, VIP discount codes & stock updates too…

Here are some of my top picks from… Including a sneak peek of the brand new Finders Keepers ‘All Stars’ collection, in stock later this week at

 Happy Shopping! Toni X

Finders Keepers The Label - All Stars Collection - Coming Soon to Runway Scout!

Finders Keepers - Burning Ground Dress

Finders Keepers - Buckets of Rain Playsuit

Finders Keepers - Moondance T-Shirt Dress

Finders Keepers - Moondance Tunic

Finders Keepers - Here We Go Playsuit - $139 - Available Here

Finders Keepers - Blindsided Dress - $129 - Available Here

Cameo - The Aces Jacket - $119 On Sale! - Available Here & Leather Look Pants - $59 - Available Here

Cameo - Frozen Fires Bomber Jacket - $149 - Available Here & Madison Square Clothing - Mean Streak Leatherette Pants - $70 - Available Here

Draped Blouse Blue & White Stripe - Available Here & Blurred Lines Ivory Skort - Available Here

Peace Love Fashion Tee - $39 - Available Here

Premonition Designs Vegan Leather Angled Mini Skirt - $89 - Available Here - As seen on stylish blogger Kim from Style Me Yesterday

Wilde Heart by Madison Square Clothing - All Eyes on Me Tunic - $65 - Available Here

Wilde Heart by Madison Square Clothing - Harlem Quilted Vest - $90 - Available Here

Wilde Heart by Madison Square Clothing - Toni Leather Look Sleeve Jacket - $59 - Available Here

Madison Square Clothing - Lunar Knit - $60 - Available Here

Madison Square Clothing - Dipped in Gold Sequin Pants - $70 - Available Here