Shopping… it’s what I do

You might have noticed that I did not blog at all the week before last. I was on annual leave from work and basically shopped till I dropped. I had no time to blog, too much shopping was to be done. I visited some of my favourite shopping destinations including Southland, Chadstone, Knox City, Fountain Gate and Frankston.

I have been focusing lately on updating my wardrobe. I have been buying lots of makeup and nail polish recently, so I decided that my wardrobe was in desperate need of some attention. I felt like all my clothes were either worn out or I was so over them. I literally had nothing to wear!

This is the perfect time of year to go shopping. It is the end of financial year and the sales are insane! The best part is that they go on for well over a month. The other best part is that when it becomes the beginning of the financial year they have sales for that too! I love a sale. It’s all about how much you save, not how much you spend. Right!? Well I have saved heaps so far! Yes, that’s right – so far – which means there is much more saving to be done!

City Chic is one of my fave stores at the moment. I just love their clothes, they are great quality and when they have a sale, they have my kind of sale! I basically own their entire store at the moment! I have accumulated a lot of bargains over the past few weeks. These are some of the highlights that I have accumulated within the past couple of months:

Rusty Jumper [Osmosis] – $89.95. I love boys jumpers. They are so much more comfy and warm.

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Elwood Jumper [Osmosis] – $53.95 (was $89.95)

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Red Coat [City Chic] – $40 (was $150) Bargain!
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Black tank/Denim skirt dress [City Chic] – $40 (was $89.95)
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Black tank with bow detail/ Ruffle skirt dress [City Chic] – $40 (was $99.95)
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Black & White striped dress with stud detail and belt [City Chic] – $30 (was $69.95)
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Black and purple check jacket [City Chic] – $40 (was $69.95)

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Black cropped jacket [City Chic] – $40 (was $89.95)
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Tie Die tank [City Chic] – $30 (was $69.95)
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Turquoise flats [Cotton On] – $10 (was $29.95)
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Black Scarf [Cotton On] – $10 ($20 each or $10 with any purchase.)
Mauve Scarf [Cotton On] – $10 ($20 each or $10 with any purchase.)

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Belt [City Chic] – $15 (was $29.95)
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Belt with Bow [City Chic] – $5 (was $29.95)
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Ring [City Chic] – $5 (was $19.95)
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Bangles [City Chic] – $10 (was $19.95)
Bangles [City Chic] – $10 (was $19.95)
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I haven’t taken pictures of these, however I also purchased:
Black long 3/4 sleeve cardi – $20 (was $49.95)
Purple V neck 3/4 sleeve top – $20 (was $49.95)
Ring [City Chic] – $5 (was $19.95)
Set of 3 hoop Earrings [City Chic] – $10 (was $19.95)
Black Flats [KMART] – $10

I also threw in a few pairs of leggings (can’t live without them).

The pictures aren’t that great, I took them last night in my closet. The light isn’t great, but I think they look really nice and quite flattering on. The jumpers are comfy and so warm in the winter months and are generally worn at home.

I feel like my new wardrobe really reflects who I am now. Lately, I felt as though I wasn’t my stylish and fabulous self. Along with a fresh haircut, it’s nice to see me again and I really am feeling a little bit fabulous!

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Pimp my Closet

I have discovered the most amazing application for my iPhone! It’s AH-MAZ-ING! It’s called Stylish Girl and is basically a style planner revolving around the clothes you have in your closet and the clothes you would love to have in your closet. It keeps all your clothes and accessories organised and right at your fingertips anywhere, anytime.

I spent this weekend cleaning out my closet (again!) and throwing out everything I haven’t worn in ages (again!). I have also been taking photos of all my clothes, shoes, handbags, jewellery and accessories for my new online closet and filing it into one of four categories (tops/dresses, bottoms, shoes and accessories) then giving them each a title. There are even categories based on the time of year and if it is dressy or casual. You can create a list of items for your next trip (no more overpacking or leaving anything behind!) or you can mix and match to create amazing outfits or even place items in a wish-list that you might want to splurge on with your next pay-check.
I have too many days where I have ‘nothing to wear’. I can now just scroll through my online closet and never again forget about that awesome top hiding at the back of my draw. I will never again buy something similar to what I already own. It saves time and money.

Stylish Girl iPhone App

I feel just like Cher in Clueless! Beyond excited. If you don’t have an iPhone you could design your own program by taking photo’s and saving them in a separate folder on your phone or computer.

Happy Fashion Days Dolls!

Love Kirst xx