Thursday, 13 October 2016


Subscription emails are often overlooked but when COS email's a 50% off sale notification, it would be rude to disregard such an email. Needless to say I was feeling #spendy. 

Lily Pebbles (one of my favourite bloggers) often shops's at COS and I love the minimal yet chic look of the clothes and when I heard that they opened a store in Sydney, well, I was pretty happy. 
My first visit COS was overwhelming with the intense price tags but quality was immaculate. Pure cotton and silk shirts handing in colour coordinated sections. My OCD was a peace. 
COS prices start from $80 AUD to $400 AUD which is hearty compared to Zara and HM, which to be honest I'm not liking nowadays...but more on that later.

I picked up a gorgeous blush tunic from my first visit then stayed abstained myself from going into the store. 

Then 50% off happened.  
Original price - $115.00
Reduced price - $57.50
Original price - $86.00
Reduced price - $44.50
Shirt: original price - $135.00
Reduced price - $67.50
Jeans: original price - $99.00
Reduced price- $49.50

In all, I spent ALOT. 
I adore everything.

COS is a great shop if you're looking for modest clothing, which is why I love it. 
Ootd's coming soon.

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Milestones & Designer Purchases

As much as I am a firm believer in minimizing one's wardrobe (a future post) and lifestyle, and also saving money - I love designer products.  

I don't own any luxury designer products like Chanel or YSL but I would like for that to change. 

However, the stigma attached to designer brands gets in the way of a happy and guilt-free purchase. 
My husband rolls his eyes every time "Chanel" is uttered from my mouth, haha. 

But the urge for designer pieces doesn't exactly flutter away that easily. So I created a wishlist, late last night,  of all the items that I would love to own and then logged onto my online bank account. 
Let's just say, it wasn't a match made in heaven. 

My stomach churned in worry if I would ever be able to earn and save enough money to buy something that makes me happy.

Of course, I can. After all, money is not my master, but my slave (in less harmful terms).
I'd have to adjust my spendings and savings to my own lifestyle and think about my long-term goals, which are a handful of conformist dreams - the house, the kids, the ultimate retirement. 

I sat up in bed and scrolled through my Pinterest, trying to wipe the bad taste of anxiety away from my mouth and that's when I came across this image. 

(image from Pinterest) 

Not where anyone else is. 
Currently: I am a full-time Uni student who earns a decent amount of money and works hard at Uni. 

I have good saving skills and milestones in life that are to come.  

Me. Not those YouTubers whom I can't possibly measure my life too. 

The end result = save money for wishlist items and purchase them when I hit a life milestone. That way I don't have extreme guilt and it's not too much for my bank account (or husband) to handle. 
Responsibility? Check.

Also, a little PSA, I suppose. When thinking or purchasing a designer piece, be sure buy something that suits your lifestyle. Not the YouTuber who watch, or the girl who eyes your things like a magpie. Buy something that fits your wardrobe and life.

So what are these milestones and designer purchases I dream about?  

1. Gucci Princetown Embroidered Leather Slippers | $825  
Ugh. Never have a pair of shoes made my heart skip a beat more than these Gucci loafers. I want them all...

When? I get into Sydney University for my second year of my undergrad in 2017. 

2. YSL Card Holder | $330

When? I turn twenty-one in 11 days.

3. Chanel Medium Classic Flap in Lambskin | $3780

Need I say more?

When? I graduate from the undergraduate program in 2018.

With, dedication to my savings plan and my undying want for these items - I think hope this wishlist becomes part of my wardrobe. 

 It's not wrong to want nice things, it's actually human nature to get the best for yourself. 

In the end, this may just be a post I write to make myself feel better, but hey, at least my family now know what I want, haha. 

In the words of Ms. Beauregarde; "eyes on the prize Violet, eyes on the prize". 

Friday, 7 October 2016

The one in which loafers become a staple | FASHION

Those Gucci Princetown loafers were love at first sight. I have never been obsessed with a pair of shoes so much so that I tried them on TWICE and dreamt about them but alas! The shoes and I could not unite mainly because $750 for a pair of shoes is not in my budget ATM. 

Nevertheless, the shoes were going to be mine even if they weren't in a white Gucci bag. 

I searched high and low for the perfect loafers that would substitute the Gucci hole in my heart. After weeks of researching - I found them! 

There they were. 
Sitting in the window in Wanted Shoes, the last place I would have thought, TBH.

I went in and asked for my size, which is a UK 7 but they were far too small, so sizing up is important for any backless pair of shoes. 
But oh my fate! 
They didn't have it in my size so I back ordered a pair and the three-day wait was filled with outfit ideas and Instagram picture layouts. Needless to say, I was obsessed with these shoes. 

They finally came!


These beauties are called the Georges and they were $130 AUD. That's a total saving of $620! 
(Unfortunately, the black pair of unavailable, but I've linked the gold ones down below.)

I'm glad that a pair of elegant shoes has become a trend instead of those strappy Chloe heels. 
I've been wearing them every single day and this is a con to these babies. The back sole of the shoe is bound to get ruined easily, so I would recommend to get rubber soles to enhance wear.