VOGUE SHOPPING NIGHT

Vogue online shopping night is upon us! The one night (well, the best night) where we can practice all those skills that midnight shopping has taught us. And we can actually PURCHASE those full shopping carts, and not abandon them due to *empty wallet syndrome*

Here are my pick for Vogue shopping night which officially started at 12 pm. Ready, Set, GO!

* The Daily Edited – it’s time to join the monogrammed clutch/bag trend with 20% off their online store

* Alias Mae – A Melbourne label with a cult following from creating high-quality leather footwear. 25% off all styles online

* Neuw Denim – time to top up those black skinny jeans that have faded from last winter. Maybe even grab a new jacket? Neuw have 25% off their online store

* Tony Bianco – everyone knows the way to a person’s heart is via SHOES! 20% off storewide

* Camilla and Marc – their VAMFF runway collection is still echoing in my head, so now’s the time to snap up the perfect shirt. 20% online and in boutiques

* IN BED – Since you will be doing most of your shopping in bed, its seems only suitable to order new bed linen for further in bed browsing. 20% off all IN BED branded products online

* SIR the label – beautifully created garments featuring minimal silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. One of my favourite labels. 20% off online

* Holly Ryan – Who doesn’t know about these beautiful, timeless jewellery creations? 25% off online

* The Undone – although not on the retailer’s list, this online store curated by Sara of Harper & Harley has everything the blogger could need! 20% off sitewide with code FLASH20

All images from corresponding retailers website 

My wishlist

THE DAILY EDITED
ALIAS MAE
NEUW DENIM
TONY BIANCO
CAMILLA AND MARC
IN BED
SIR THE LABEL
HOLLY RYAN

Sneaky tip: some online stores are having % off deals but aren’t listed on the retailer’s list, so sign up to your favourite brands and labels to catch those deals

Enjoy your shopping night and don’t forget to show me those new purchases!

xx

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N Y E – 2 0 1 7

I have some pretty big things planned for 2017, so I am excited for it to arrive!

In terms of education, I have finally stared a path to chase a dream that I had for 2 years – to complete a stylist course. I signed up to begin an Australian Style Institute course in Feb. This is a pretty big step for me as I can sometimes lack confidence in myself and what I can create, but this blog has given me confidence to pursue that dream.

Ironic Minimalist will feature some changes as the year progresses. I have an amazing lady taking stunning photos of me and I hope to strengthen that bond in 2017 (Reannon Smith, keep an eye on this lady!)

2016 has been great – it gave me new opportunities and the confidence to push myself!

I am also thankful to each and every one of my readers, friends and the people who have helped me along the path of 2016 <3

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H&M Dress | Landes Store Tee | Nakedvice Belt + Silk Scarf | Jeffrey Campbell Shoes 

Photos | Reannon Smith 

 

 

 

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Vinnies x Ironic Minimalist

Recently Vinnies invited me to take part in their #ExpressYourElf challenge. The idea behind the challenge was to change the way people think about Christmas gift giving and to show that it’s not all about the price people pay, but rather the thought behind the gift.

Shopping at Vinnies not only helps your wallet and the environment, but the profits go to fund the live changing support systems that Vinnies run. Services such as soup vans, shelters for the homeless and The Christmas Appeal.

I was actually really excited about this challenge, I’m an avid shopper of markets (Camberwell Sunday Markets and Fitzroy Saturday Markets being my faves) and love to find a bargain.

The closest Vinnies to me is on Johnston st, Collingwood and it was a small well-stocked space with friendly volunteers.

What I bought:

*White Plant Pot/Vase – I shall gift this with a little plant in it – $3
*Black Plant Pot /Vase – a little fern would look cute in this one -$2
*Japanese Glass Teapot – For the tea lover – $2
*Blush Tealight Holders – So cute! -$1 each
*Pink Tea Cup – perfect pair for the teapot – $1
*Blush Milk Jug – So much blush (I’m obsessed!) can be used for a plant holder, decor item or as a milk jug! -$4
*Own plant*

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Blush is in big time at the moment, Vinnie’s is so on trend!

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I couldn’t leave without buying some clothes!

*Qantas first class Pj’s  – First Class feels without the price! – Pants -$5 Top – $4
*Oversized Pj style Men’s shirt – this one is  so versatile, can be worn as a light jacket, with jeans and boots or even as Pj’s – $3
*Silk Slip Dress – Love a good slip dress, looks amazing layered with a tee underneath – $4


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Can you believe I only paid $16 for all these?

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Overall my shopping expedition came to exactly $30 and I am so happy with all my little gifts, I found a lot more than I initially planned!

Vinnies really impressed me with the quality of their pieces in store, its the perfect place to source anything from little gifts to home decor items or even some basics for your wardrobe without paying $$$

So if you want to make a change this Christmas, give Vinnies visit for your Christmas needs.

*Gift cards were gifted from Vinnies Australia*
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Minimalistic Silhouettes

As Melbourne starts to turn up the weather we can all turn to simpler, minimalistic silhouettes to avoid the heat.

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I have been after a simple shift dress in black for quite some time now. My search started when I saw a girl walking down the street wearing a simple black shift dress, black boots and a “don’t care” attitude, I instantly wanted a dress like hers.

My search was finally over in early November when Landes Warehouse held their famous Warehouse Sale. Now if you have never been to Landes Warehouse, I urge you to go right now! Their stores are literally jam packed with bargains from brands such as Mink Pink, Somedays Lovin, Evil Twin and my personal favourite, Staple the Label.

After a (free!) hot chocolate and meeting the lovely sales assistants, I was ready to shop.
I am pretty sure I could have done 7+ rounds of the store and STILL find something that I hadn’t seen before! Once I had my hands full it was off the change rooms where the girls were unpacking even more stock!

I selected my top 4 and headed to the counter (I seriously could have chosen 10 more pieces but unfortunately my wardrobe is so beyond full!)
Everyone was so polite and I even got to see old friends (Hey Erin!)

Those 4 pieces are sure to become staple pieces over summer. So make sure you visit Landes Warehouse to pick up some unbelievable bargains for yourself or even Christmas presents.

Wearing: Landes Dress | Tony Bianco Slides | Nakedvice Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Photos: Reannon Smith

*Items from Landes were gifted*

 

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No Florals for Spring

I was lucky enough to be contacted by the lovely Reannon, who is an amazing photographer, and she wanted to photograph me!

Below are the results of her talent, be sure to follow her on insta to see more of this brilliant lady

I also love how this dress has swishy, witchy vibe to it. Reminds me of Halloween!

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Topshop Jacket | H&M Dress | Tony Bianco Boots | Nakedvice Belt and Bag | Ray Ban Sunglasses

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Boohoo.com x Ironic Minimalist

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The Extreme Layerers see layering as a challenge, not a chore. Underwear over outerwear, jackets over shirts, over dresses – could they BE wearing any more clothes?? With a capacity to wear more outfits at once than anyone else, they casually top off their unique style with a jacket until it’s time to unwrap again.

Boohoo.com recently challenged me to partake in their version of the Olympics, their challenge? Create an ‘Extreme Layered’ look fit to win a Gold Medal but with a budget of £50 ($84 AUD)

So arming myself with the knowledge of a Blogger in the unpredictable weather of Melbourne (sunshine one minute, hail the next!) and taking inspiration from Style Icons and the Fashion Gods (Christine Centenera), I begun.

Finding the perfect combination of the right layers was a challenge in itself! Boohoo.com has an extensive online store and I wanted to add everything to my look! But I stayed true to my style and chose a simple shirt dress ($36) that could be worn over a pair of cropped flared pants ($14), a mesh top ($20) to be worn under the dress and a longline waistcoat ($28). While it may look like a fairly simple outfit, the details make it a standout. Pushing up the sleeves on the dress to expose the mesh top underneath adds a touch of attitude, while also unbuttoning the dress to the top of the pants to complement the flared look. Throwing on the longline waistcoat adds that extra layer and adding a pair of tall black heeled boots finishes the look (sadly my budget didn’t stretch that far, but they can be a purchase for next time).

While technically my look came in over $84, I took advantage of boohoo.com’s current 40% off dresses & tops deal! this brings the total of my look down to $79. Missed out on that deal? Don’t worry! Boohoo.com frequently has great deals for your all your fashion needs!

Also, I just found the perfect bomber jacket over at boohoo.com!

Shirt Dress | Mesh L/S Top | Flared Pants | Longline Waistcoat

 Photo Credit | Here | Here | Here 

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UNiDAYS and Me

You know those awesome winter boots that you totally need but can’t afford due to broke/student life? Well, what if I told you that there was a way to have those dream boots and still be able to eat? Introducing UNiDAYS! UNiDAYS helps out students by supplying  discounts to many fashion brands such as Asos, Missguided and H&M. The discounts can even be used in store via the nifty UNiDAYS app (iPhone and Android) *happy dance*

I purchased these amazing H&M pants recently by using my UNiDAYS app to score a 15% discount! 


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Wearing – Rayban Sunglasses | MRP Shirt | H&M Pants | Adidas Superstars (super dirty!)

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Details – Casio Vintage Watch | Silver Rings from Tony Bianco | Ash & Folly Jewellery (little finger)

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To get your paws on these discounts, all you have to do is click here and register your details. Don’t forget to have your student ID at the ready.

Need to know more? Follow UNiDAYS via:
Twitter – @UNiDAYS_AU
Instagram – @UNiDAYS_AU
www.facebook.com/unidays
www.myunidays.com

Don’t forget to HYPE me on lookbook.nu

xx

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The Playsuit

So as featured in my previous post (ASOS Sale Steals),  I purchased this white lace up jumpsuit as a foray into the all white and lace up trend.
I decided to style it as I would for a day at the beach or a festival . Although I wore it quite casually, it can definitely be paired with heels and a clutch for a night out.

WEARING: Sportsgirl Hat | Rayban SunglassesAsos White Playsuit with Lace up Front Naked Vice ‘The Stevie’ Bag | Lovisa Rings | Birkenstocks Slides

 

 

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ASOS Sale Steals

New Year New You, right? What better way to start this resolution than buying a new wardrobe! Hurrah! I’ve done the digging for you and picked the best sale items from the current ASOS sale. I may have put some of these in my shopping basket and a few are even on their way to me. Gotta’ keep those resolutions right?!

Note: all the items below are black/grey/white. Sorry, not sorry!

The Playsuit

PhototasticCollage-2016-01-02-17-34-49I am such a sucker for a playsuit/jumpsuit – whatever you call them, I love them.
The first grey one (here) is amazing, featuring a culotte bottom and cut out detail in the perfect grey colour. But its sold out in my size! :'( I just had to show you guys the amazing-ness of it.

The white and black one are the same style, but we all know you need one in every colour! I actually ordered the white one (how could you not at $16!!!) and I will be buying the black one at some stage.

I am really loving the lace up detail as of late. This one also has a beautiful flared sleeve that gives it a romantic feel, perfect for a night out. Pretty sure this will be going in my basket soon!

The Top

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These 4 tops were too much of a bargain to resist… So I grabbed them all! Having a basic, but interesting top is a must for my wardrobe and each of these were between $17 to $23 in price.
Interested? Then click here, here, here…. and now here!

And more Tops….

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If you can’t tell by now, I love a long line top and both of these grey, long sleeve tops (here and here) are in my saved items.
I love the 70’s twist on the flared sleeve kimono, a great way to shake up a basic throw over.

The Shoes

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I am starting to see a trend in all the shoes I buy… a pointed toe, hence my love for the above three. Check them out here, here and here. I am really loving the third pair by Whistles, I feel like they may make their way into my shopping basket!

I would love to know what your favourite ASOS Sale Steals are, comment above!

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