Category Archives: My Purchases

My Purchases: July 2013

So I’ve been pretty good in July – I think I’ve done well in not spending much money. I go back to work soon so once I start earning, that’ll be a different story. It’ll be more about finding the time to buy rather than not having money to buy!

Here are my few purchases in July….

Can’t go past a good kids sale. My poor youngest daughter has been wearing most of her older sister’s clothes so when a good sale is on, I try to buy something new for her. I LOVE Seed Heritage for kids/babies – definitely my favourite brand. Their leggings are just too cute and on sale, they are pretty good prices. Long sleeve top was $12 and leggings $10.

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Styletread were having their final sale so I grabbed a couple of ankle boots before winter is over. This one from Alias Mae (Australian shoe brand) is gorgeous and good quality leather and stitching. Bought it at 50% off.

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Suede ankle boots from Mollini at 70% off. Cute. Looking forward to wearing these with dresses once the weather gets a little warmer.

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My final purchases from ASOS. I absolutely believe you can never have too many t-shirts and me being a black and white kinda girl couldn’t help myself with more black and white t-shirts! Haha.. They were all on sale at ASOS ranging from $15 to $27. Cheap as chips.

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Till next month…. happy shopping! X

My Purchases: June 2013

So after my May 2013 special edition post, I was/is on an official spending ban….. on unnecessary items. So things that are considered a ‘necessity’ don’t fall under the spending ban! Great way to justify my purchases huh?  🙂

June is stocktake and end of season sales so I couldn’t NOT buy. It’s mostly kids stuff so that definitely doesn’t fall under the spending ban and I’ve definitely scaled back my purchases this month.

I’m a big fan of Seed Heritage kids and baby stuff – I find their clothes to be pretty good quality and for that, it’s not cheap. But on sale, it’s definitely worth it, especially with extra 30% off sale items. Clothes for both kids…

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With Bloomies having another friends and family deal, I couldn’t not buy the True Religion jeans that I’ve been wanting. At AUD$179, I thought they were a good deal… delivery in 2 days and they fit PERFECTLY.

True Religion Julie skinny jeans

True Religion Julie skinny jeans

Make up definitely falls under the necessity bucket and for me Bare Minerals is a necessity – I’ve been using them since 2005 right before I got married when I tried them for the first time and haven’t looked back. I tried a new online store in the UK which offers free shipping – I’ll be posting a review on them soon. And yes, it was definitely cheaper than Aussie retail prices.

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And lastly, some shoes. I find Witchery shoes fit me well and hold up well so they work for me for everyday kind of shoes that I don’t have to be too precious about. I thought I would stray from my normal ballet flats and try the loafters – they look great and fit well and bought them for $99.95 down from $169.95. Not sure who in their right mind would pay $170 for a pair of Witchery shoes but didn’t mind paying the sale price.

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Lastly, it wasn’t on sale but I had to share – Nespresso’s new variation range which is now part of their permanent range. I bought vanilla and caramel and they are soooo YUMMY! The caramel tastes like a good caramel latte without price tag! They also have dark chocolate but I’m not a fan so didn’t get those ones..

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That’s it for June – I’ve promised myself not to buy any more stuff and I’m sort of proud of my restraint…  🙂

My Purchases: May 2013 Special Edition!

Hope you lovely mums out there had a good Mother’s Day on Sunday! I feel like I got extra spoilt yesterday as a MASSIVE delivery came for me from my personal shopper in the US! All my purchases I have made in the US came over the weekend and I can definitely say it felt better than Christmas! Let’s not think about the huge bill I have to pay but focus on sharing all my goodies!

I have to start off with THE best one of them all! My personal shopper offers concierge services which means she sources the specific item I want and does all the legwork for me. The bag I wanted was a Chanel Classic Flap – caviar, jumbo with gold hardware. This bag has a waiting list and stores will get delivery of maybe one every few weeks, if that. So basically my personal shopper (thanks for putting up with me!) did her thing and I managed to skip any long waiting lists – I think I waited a month or so which is AWESOME! The price difference between US and Australia for this bag is about $1,000 so well worth buying overseas.

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Some Hunter rainboots for my older daughter – on sale at Bloomies so paid USD$31.59 plus tax.

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Make-up for my mum – $200 all up for the items below

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MAC makeup for me! The foundation at the back in the middle – I paid less than $20 for that one during Bloomies beauty promotion.

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An assortment of goodies from Burberry for my 2 little ones. Baby cashmere blanket was only USD$144. Bargain!

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Matching Converse shoes for my little ones – they are sooooo much cheaper in the US! I think I paid around $35 from Saks plus they were having 25% as part of F&F.

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Burberry quilted jacket for my older miss – my younger can wear it when she gets older so double the value! I bought this for USD$82 during promotion time. Can it get any cheaper?!

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Merino Kids go-go wool sleeping bag – duvet one for winter. I looked around everywhere and I ended up buying from Amazon for I think USD$125 or so? Hoping to keep my little one warm this winter!IMG_1416[1]

So I’ve a got a lot more stuff I bought but if I upload them all, this post will get way too long so I’ll stop here. I just wanted to show everyone that I may have spent a sh*tload of money on all this but look at how cheap I got them compared to normal retail price. Some of them are just too good to pass up… and yes it does require a bit of effort and waiting but for me, that’s well worth it given how much I have saved!

Happy smart shopping!