Monday, 17 February 2014

The Divas Strike Again

Recently I attended (for the second time) what I can only describe as HEAVEN for any bargain shopper with a sweet tooth for designer labels - The Diva's Wardrobe.

The event is a one-day-only oasis of preloved, worn once, and even brand new designer clothing and accessories from the overflowing wardrobes (and boutiques!) of a selection of Brisbane's biggest fashionistas.

The most recent event even played host to 'Divas' Nicky and Rebel of Brisbane's Calexico who were selling treasures from their personal wardrobes as well excess sale stock (some of which originally retailed at over $1000!) all at just $50, and then $40, and then $20 by the end of the day!

When I attended my first Diva's Wardrobe shopping event last October, I was pretty pleased with my two purchases, but I really out did myself this time around. 

I managed to score a Scanlan & Theodore net top for $40, Cameo denim shorts for $40, and a breezy pair of palazzo pants for just $25.

From the Calexico ladies I purchased a gorgeous blue cocktail dress by Michael Lo Sordo for $50, and my best ever bargain buy, a pair of luxurious lamb skin leather A.L.C. pants, brand new and still with tags, for a ridiculous $40 down from their original retail price of $1,450!!!

To say I was over the moon with my shopping achievements would be a gross understatement.

To make sure you don't miss out on all the fun of the next Diva's Wardrobe, head to the website and sign up for email notifications!

Rumour has it that the next event will be held around May and the event may even be making it's debut in Sydney sometime soon so stay tuned!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014


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Okay, so this is the last of the belated Melbourne posts, I swear (but if anyone wants to shout me another trip I'd be totally down with that). 

These two sets of snaps were taken on a day out in the city exploring Melbourne's famous laneways, known for their vibrant street art. Hosier Lane and Union Lane were two of my favourites. (Doughnut graffiti? Yes plz!)

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Although they were the smallest addition to my outfit for the day, my brand new Symantha Rose earrings were the piece I was most excited about wearing.

I spotted them at the super cute and eclectic Lenko Boutique, which is right next to Alice Euphemia in the beautiful Cathedral Arcade.

It took me a good 20 minutes or so to decide on the gorgeous green, blue, and purple crystal shaped pair I took home because there were just too many absolutely stunning one of a kind pieces to choose from! I have no doubt I'll be back for more (even if I have to shop via Lenko's instagram for now).

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I think this might actually be one of my favourite outfits that I've ever thrown together. It's no secret I'm a sucker for fun prints and bright colours, but I think the addition of the sheer silk tee over the top just made everything a little less childlike and a touch cooler. 
(Am I trendy now? Can I be a Melburnian again?)

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The Sheer Details:

Symantha Rose resin crystal earrings from Lenko Boutique
Sheer white silk tee by Mossman (similar available from By Johnny)
Gator crop by House of Cards (similar available in-store)
Ink print 'Elroy' shorts by Soot. (old season)
Witu neoprene semi-circle clutch available in-store from Alice Euphemia or by custom order
Vagabond velcro sandals available from Solestruck
Graz x Ellery Quixote catseye sunglasses (similar available from Eye Goodies)
Vintage denim vest

(I've just realised everything except my shoes is by Australia designers! High virtual five to awesome local designers <3) 

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Photos by Jacob Clarke