Sweats + Denim – OOTD

Hi Everyone,

If I was to describe my favourite way of dressing with one word it would definitely be:

C O M F O R T

Until a couple years ago, wearing trackies/sweats was considered unfashionable. Well to be completely honest, it still isn’t fashionable. I know many people who wouldn’t be caught dead in them and others who basically wear them everywhere.  I have seen people style amazing ootd with trackies and it inspired me to do the same.  I could probably dedicate a whole blog post to trackies ❤

Outfit Details:

Jacket: Coles [Mixed Apparel]

T-shirt: Kmart

Sweats/Trakies/Pants: H&M

Shoes: Converse

Bag: Target

So if you are from Australia, I highly recommend you take a look at the Mix Apparel website for amazing basics. You will be surprised at how affordable and the great quality of the items they sell. I was just doing grocery shopping at Coles and saw this denim jacket on sale for $15.

I am so glad that converse is back in style! I remember wearing them every day in my teen years, and having the most random and unique styles. Black and white Chucks go with every look. I especially love the edge it gives to an outfit with a dress or skirt. 

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Maroon + Strips – OOTD/OOTN
Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows
Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt
Floral Blazer Inspiration
FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.
Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Maroon + Strips – OOTD/OOTN

Hi Everyone,

Since my previous post did so well, I thought I would continue with the topic of:

F A S H I O N

I am not a fashionista nor a stylist, just someone who enjoys dressing up for the odd occasion. [Well that’s if I’m not in my pyjamas or work uniform]. Today my lovely beautiful niece/best friend/photographer/stylist was home so I thought I would take advantage of this opportunity before uni starts and I once again neglect my ‘Creative Outlet’.

Outfit Details:

Necklace: Baazar in Turkey

Dress: Kmart

Blazer: Kmart

Shoes: Op Shop

Bag: Orginially from Forever 21 but I bought it from the Op Shop

This bag.

How beautiful is it. You can also use it as a clutch if you place the chain inside. There is nothing I love more than a versatile item.

So I was working around Chapel Street for the last 3 weeks and during my lunch breaks I went around to the numerous Op Shops in the area.  Let me just say it was amazing and I was in heaven. I bought these shoes from a Salvos store and they were:

~BRAND SPANKING NEW

~LEATHER

~COMFORTABLE

~FORMAL

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows

Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt

Floral Blazer Inspiration

FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.

Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows

Hi Everyone,

I haven’t done an outfit related post in so long. These photos were taken a while back when  I used to randomly get inspired to dress up and ask my niece to take my photos. (Thank you Aleyley) I absolutely love this outfit and could wear it everywhere.

Is it me or do you just feel so much better about yourself when you are dressed in an awesome outfit?

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Outfit Details:

Necklace: Ottoman Treasure (Thank you to my dearest friend Dee for this beautiful necklace. It is a little heavy but worth the pain because it looks amazing with everything.

Jumper: Kmart

Shirt: Op Shop

Skirt: David Jones

Bag: Typo

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I am actually wearing  a men’s jumper but I got a smaller size and folded it up to make it a “cropped” jumper.  I always check the men’s section for awesome pieces like this one. It is  generally cheaper and the smaller sizes are usually available.

And you have probably seen this shirt in one to many posts. So it is kinda obvious how much I love it.  My favourite all time combo for all occasions would have to be:

Over sized shirt + Cropped Jumper +Pencil Skirt

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Thank you to my darling friend Selda for this amazing gift. It goes perfect with everything and everyone knows I love a well structured bag with double straps. I have linked the bag below so if you are looking for an amazing laptop or uni bag, go ahead and check it out.

BAG

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You may also be interested in my other posts:

Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt

Floral Blazer Inspiration
FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.
Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Clothing HAUL – Vintage, Op Shop and Brand New Items

Hi Everyone,

It has been a long time indeed. I tried to prepare blog posts for times that I knew I would be busy but it has been extremely hard. As blogging is only just a hobby, I realised that there is no point adding extra pressure on myself.

I hadn’t bought anything new in a long time. I figured it was time to add some new pieces to my wardrobe. I love watching clothing and makeup hauls on Youtube so I added my own little spin on it and decide it is only appropriate to include it on my blog.  These are the items that I have bought over the past few weeks from all sorts of stores. As you can probably tell from the title, some of these items are brand new while others are second-hand.

All the items in this post were extremely affordable.

 BRAND NEW:

KMART

These items are from a department store in Australia known as Kmart. This store has affordable items that you actually get great wear from. Both of the jumpers below were less than $10.  They are perfect for the winter weather at the moment. I was also looking for crop jumpers that I can wear over long shirts (A trend I am currently loving, over jeans and slim fit pants). These sweaters/jumpers are just perfect for that purpose.

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OP SHOP:

One of my favorite second-hand stores was having a 50% off sale and I seized that opportunity to pick up some staple pieces. I have been looking for a denim skirt for some time now. I really wanted one that had buttons going down the front of it. Although this skirt is a little too big for me, it only needs a few stitches to alter it. This is one of the many things I love about buying clothes from second-hand stores. It is cheap, you find unique items and even if it does not fit you can fix it.

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VINTAGE:

As I was browsing my social media, I came across a ‘Vintage Sale Warehouse’ invitation that was held really close to my house.This sale was only on certain days and I finally found an opportunity to see what all the fuss was about. It was a huge warehouse full of vintage/second-hand clothes for only $5 each. Although these are dresses, I am planning on pairing them with slim fit pants or a pencil skirt. I will definitely be including all of these pieces in future blog posts.
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Autumn Neutrals – Camel Coat

Hi Everyone!

Finalllllyyyyy!

I am back to blogging and posting about one of my favoruite topics which is FASHION. It has has been too long since my last post. The weather is cooler as it is now Autumn in Australia. It is time to take out the winter warmers to be able to fight this weather.

Outfit Details:

Scarf: Burberry Pattern scarf from Turkey

Jumper: Kmart

Coat: H&M coat from market

Jeans: Kmart

Bag: H&M

Shoes: Rubi Shoes

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Camel coats.

Everyone has one or everyone wants one. I wanted one until I found it at a market for only $10.

I decided to pair this coat with a grey long woolen jumper and dark denim. These two items can work interchangeably with any other coloured coat. I would usually wear this outfit with a pair of boots but I haven’t bought the right pair yet. I am quite picky and I want to buy the right pair so they last throughout the cold weather.

Like mentioned in previous posts, my bag is from H&M for only $5.

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Jeeny Camel Wool Look Coat

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Martina

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8 Steps To Successfully Selling Things Online

I, like most people, always have items that I bought which are just lying around such as clothes/jewellery that I do not wear anymore. A couple of years ago I was just looking at things to do with my spare possessions and the first thing that came up was eBay. It was difficult at the start but I eventually found a way to use it. This blog post is dedicated to helping you make some extra money if you would like to sell your things online.fitch-ebay-revision

1. Create an eBay account:

The first step is to make an eBay account. You will need to go to the main page and go to the right hand side corner and click on register. This includes simple details such as: first name, last name, a valid email address and choosing a password. You will be asked to choose a username after you do this.

2. Create a PayPal account:

Paypal is a necessary component of selling/buying things from eBay as it is the way of receiving the payment from the buyer/seller. There are many steps to completing your Paypal account, you need to ensure it is secure and verified to buy and sell things online.

3. Collect the thing you want to sell: 

This step is crucial! I usually complete this step every few months once I do a major clear out of my wardrobe and room. I make three piles:

  1. Items I want to sell: In this pile I usually have things that I  bought and haven’t worn, they generally still have their tags on. These may be things that I have only worn once for a special occasion and can not see myself wearing it again.
  2. Charity: This pile generally consists of items you have are worn quite a bit and just want to clear room for new things.
  3.  Bin: Anything that is damaged, ripped or has any stains. You do not want to sell or give these items away to charity.

4. Wash-Clean-Sterilise 

It is ESSENTIAL you wash and make sure the things that you are going to give away or sell are clean and sterile. It will be absolutely disgusting if you bought something that was dirty so why would you do it to others?

5. Photo time

Depending on the item I am selling, I generally photograph it in a different way. For clothing I will take a photo of the

~Front

~Back

~The label or tag

~Any details(buttons, lace, zips)

~Pockets

~Lining

6. The more details, the better

Once you are putting up an ad, it is more appealing to the buyer if you provide as much detail as possible for the title and description. It just makes it look official and generally draws the attention of the buyer. For example: Would you prefer a title that says; “Black Dress-Size 10” or “BARDOT Black Strapless dress- Size 10”. You just need to try to sell your item with the information given.  Here is list of things I try to include:

~Brand

~Size

~Colour

~Style (Maxi, Midi, Mini)

~Material

~Condition of item (Brand new with tag, brand new without tag or pre-owned)

~Length

7. Postage, Pick up, Drop off?

It is vital you state your preferred way of delivery. If you would like to select postage, complete THOROUGH research about how much the item is going to cost, would you like to do domestic or international postage, would you like to select regular post or express post, would you like to charge for postage or not. You can go on the Australia Post website for more information. I usually get prepaid parcels that are either 500g or 3kgs. I provide a set price for the buyer to pay in addition to the cost of the piece of clothing.  On other occasions for websites such as Gumtree, I only accept pick up from my house. With websites like this you need to be careful about providing too much information about your address. I provide my suburb and in the description state that I will only provide my address on request for someone who is certain they are going to buy the item.

8. Reputation is EVERYTHING!

Websites such as eBay have ‘feedback’ and ‘rating’ included in the buying and selling process. I think it is a brilliant idea for a few reasons such as: you have an indication of the buyer/seller and how reliable they are, everyone is constantly trying to maintain a well-respected reputation so they attempt to provide the best services and are very accountable for their actions.   If you say that you are going to post something tomorrow, you should make sure it is posted. If you say the dress is size 10, make sure it is actually size ten.

These are my main tips and tricks to selling clothes, jewellery, shoes and other things such as furniture online. If you have any other questions or queries, do not hesitate to ask me in the comments or private message. I hope that this post will be of some sort of help to you.

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Back To Basics [Stripes]

Hi Everyone!

This will be the last post from my ‘Back To Basics’ series.

Here are my previous posts:

Back To Basics [Khaki]

Back To Basics [Black & Grey]

Back To Basics [Polka Dot]

STRIPES

Some people hate them and others love them. I definitely love them! I do not know if the whole rumor about horizontal stripes making you look wider is true but that does not bother me.I generally choose an outfit in the order of whether it is 1) comfortable, 2) stylish and 3) flattering.

image1Both of the skirts in this post are pleated which are so flattering and I love the flowy effect. The navy skirt was my mothers and as soon as I saw it I fell in love. There is nothing wrong with looking through your mum’s wardrobe, you will be surprised at what you would find especially if they have kept their old outfits and vintage pieces.

image2I paired the second outfit with a bright ombre scarf. This breaks up the monochrome effect in the outfit. Tan coloured shoes and bags go with EVERYTHING! Like stated in the previous post, this bag is from H&M for ONLY $5. Also, these shoes are from Rubi Shoes for about $10.
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If you have any suggestions for upcoming posts, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments.

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