WIN your way to a pair of Your Favourite Sunglasses!

Shopping for shades can be daunting. Shapes, colours, lenses…oh and what about which brand? 

I think I have uncovered one of the best sites for sunglasses shopping in Australia – Your Favourite Sunglasses.

This up-and-coming Aussie retailer have realised that the disparity of prices on the net for sunnies can be quite large, and sadly, what costs $400 in Oz can be found online in some random country for $150.

I hate it when that happens!

YFS take current styles and high-end brands and sell them in Australia for crazy discounts. But not dodgy discounts. Their prices are on par with what our friends in the Northern Hemisphere would pay on a daily basis. The best part about this site is that all items are dispatched from Sydney (You wait just ONE DAY for dispatch and can enjoy FREE express delivery!) and they have a 30 day returns policy – so you can make sure the shades are right for you and buy with confidence.

They often hold sale events that give customers discounts up to a whopping 75%, and navigating around the site is super-easy. You can browse by shape, brand or style.

These are my picks from the current range, click the caption to buy!

Prada

Prada – SPR 07PS – 7S3-0A7  $358.44 $213.27 

ray ban

Ray-Ban – Aviator Titanium $416.90 $233.46

tom ford

Tom Ford – TF 173 – 56J $480.00 $219.99

See something that takes your fancy?! Thanks to the lovely team at YFS, I have an awesome $25 Your Favourite Sunglasses Gift Card to GIVEAWAY!

All you need to do to enter is ‘LIKE’  the DSENT FINDS FACEBOOK PAGE and drop me a line at dsentfinds@gmail.com telling me which sunnies you’d like to win and why.

Entries are open from Friday 31st Jan 2014 and will close at 7.00pm EST Friday 7th Feb 2014. The winner will be announced here on the site on Monday 10th Feb 2014.

Good luck and Happy Shopping! x

Net-A-Bargain!

Net-A-Porter are having a serious sale, and you won’t wanna miss it.

Traditionally, I’ve always been turned off by the exxy nature of Net-A-Porter. The prices were always in pounds, which then converted to an astronomical Aussie dollar which mad me very sad by the end of my browsing experience.

However, I did a ‘haul’ online yesterday and raided their amazing sale!

I wanted to buy so so soooo much more, but reigned it in to include the essentials. (HA!)

Here are my top picks from the 80% off range – you can pick up some ridiculous bargains!

My fave part? All items I’ve chosen below are under $200. You can’t afford not to!

Happy shopping x

1.pants

Erdem Melinda printed stretch-twill pants, $812.41 $162.48

2.coat

Paul & Joe Bojule oversized checked wool coat $812.41 $162.48

5.bikini

Tara Matthews Ruppione embellished bandeau bikini $311.03 $62.21

6.skirtmj

Marc Jacobs Houndstooth silk-blend lamé skirt $798.62 $159.72

7.swimsuit

Beth Richards Polly camouflage-print bandeau swimsuit $321.38 $64.28

 

8.mcqlegging

MCQ Alexander McQueen Printed stretch-satin jersey leggings $285.52 $57.10

9.prozshort

Proenza Schouler Suede-trimmed striped tweed shorts $740.69 $148.14

10.sbdress

 

Sass & Bide Jump Frog embellished cotton-blend mini dress $798.62 $159.72

[Pics from Net-a-porter.com]

Heart & Soul

Burberry has always been known for it’s iconic check print.

Usually it’s met with divided responses – some think it’s an upmarket, beautifully Brit brand, others stand firm on it’s place in Chav society.

Whether you like it or not, open your mind and check out  the new heart print they’ve bought out this year….I for one, LOVE it.

Burberry Prorsum at London Fashion Week, 2013

Burberry Prorsum at London Fashion Week, 2013

I’m calling it now, and suggesting Heart Print is going to be a big trend in the months to come. When researching, I saw a lot of UK and international sites are stocking apparel with the print, but it hasn’t quite come over the seas just yet for us Aussie shoppers.
Never fear though, if you want to wear the print you can shop online for these items to get the look – without spending the big bucks on the Burbs.

heart asos skirt
ASOS Skater Skirt in Heart Print, $29.57 $13.86

heart JPG

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Tie Fastening Blouse @ FarFetch, USD $406.73

heart fashion union

Black Heart Print Crepe Shift Dress @ Fashion Union, £20

heart vans

Vans Authentic @ ASOS Leather Heart Trainers, $105.36

Happy shopping! x

David Jones EXTRA 25% off fashion!

I know what I will be doing in my lunch break.

I’ve recently moved offices and I am a WHOLE lot closer to the Sydney shopping Mecca that is Pitt St Mall & Sydney Westfield.

(Cue squeals of excited glee!)

It’s so easy, quick, dangerous… I can see the silver parts on my credit card eroding with constant use!

Imagine my delight, when I received this EDM yesterday:

djs

There are a few things I’ve been noticing when browsing in store, and was waiting for an opportunity like this for a real bargain to be had.
It can be a risky venture, your prized item can sell out, or on the flip side, you could score it for an even bigger bargs if you pay the waiting game. Comparing the online sale to the in store stock is always tricky too, and usually not as good as the tactile sale experience in most department stores, but DJ’s have really stepped it up! There’s so much to view online, so don’t fret if you can’t make it in store before Sunday. (Free online shipping over $50 to Aussie residents!!)

Here is my guide to the sale, the best in show in each apparel and accessory category – and conveniently you can shop this as an entire outfit! 🙂

Happy shopping! And do let me know if you’ve had a sales success! xx

 NOTE: ALL PRICES HERE ARE EXCLUSIVE OF THE EXTRA -25% DISCOUNT. SO MORE SAVINGS TO BE HAD AT THE CHECKOUT! 🙂

dvf

Diane von Furstenberg Short Sleeve Printed Tee, $89.95 $59.00

quilted skirt

Nicholas Quilted Knit Pencil Skirt, $250.00 $125.00

mjantonia

Marc Jacobs Small Antonia $1725.00 $862.50

bellatrix

ksubi Bellatrix Sunglasses, $249 $174.30

jctrim

Jimmy Choo Taste Suede Fishwire Trim Sandal, $1255.00 $878.50

[pics from David Jones]

I can see Clearly now!

When I started this blog I hoped to share my insights about fashion and how to look good without spending a fortune on an outfit.

I guess bargain hunting must run through my veins because my savvy shopping extends much more than clothes, shoes and bags – I also like to shop around for life’s necessities.

For example – glasses!

I used to be the kid in the back row at school squinting at the board.

Then I was that same kid in the middle row.

But it was only when I sat front and centre and still couldn’t see the board I knew it was time to accept my fate and go get a pair of dreaded specs!

Ohhhkay. This is just getting ridiculous now...

Ohhhkay. This is just getting ridiculous now…

Glasses today don’t carry the (a)stigma (geddit?!) as they used to. Nerd can be chic…and when investing in your glasses  you can afford to choose something a little special.

Setting out to find good quality yet inexpensive frames proved quite easy when I went online to visit Clearly Contacts (www.clearlycontacts.com.au)

WOWZA!

Frames are sooooo reasonable and the range is pretty impressive…Literally HUNDREDS of frame jump out at you.

Start your search by frame, designer, style or material…helpful for those fashion conscious or those looking for a particular shape.

Still unsure of what suits you? Upload a picture of yourself to virtually try on frames or you can wing it like I did.

If you know your prescription you can punch it in, or simply head out for an eye test – they are bulk billed. Once you’ve got the numbers you can fill in the details into the form. It’s super easy, and if you are having a trouble a customer service rep is on hand ready to answer your enquiry.

prescription

Maybe this isn’t the sight (oh wow I’m full of the bad puns today!) you want if getting glasses is a maiden voyage, but for old professionals like myself it was a walk in the park.

Clearly Contacts stock contacts too, (duh!) and the glasses dept. features brands such as Gucci, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Lacoste.

Check out my pair – a funky brand called LOVE. They were $89 and I think are pretty jazzy.

loveglasses

Or- if you are more traditional, check my friend Jen’s specs- so professional! These R. Hardy frames retail at  $89 also.

rhardyfrsames

So, check it out next time you’re in the market for glasses or contacts!

Happy Chaps with our FANCY NEW FRAMES!

Happy Chaps with our FANCY NEW FRAMES!

Ordering at the click of a button means less time at the optometrist and more time seeing the world!

X

[Glasses Pics from Clearly Contacts]

5 of the best: Monochrome Must-haves under $70

So, in case you’ve been living under a rock this past season, it’s all about monochrome. The black and white juxtaposition is sleek, clean and can take you from day to night.

We went from fluro flashes to colour blocking and now the simple contrast of a black and white piece is all you need to remain on trend.

Here are my top picks, all of which are wallet-friendly and under $70!

asos sunglasses

Asos Flat Top Cat Eye Sunglasses, AUD $21.74

forever 21 tee

Forever 21 Boxy Varsity tee, USD $9.80
nasty gal shoe

Faye Platform Pump @ Nasty Gal, USD $68

princess polly pants

Princess Polly ‘The Interview’ Pants, AUD $70trenery scarf

Trenery Grid Print Scarf, AUD $69.95

So, now there’s no excuse…!

Happy shopping!
x

The mobile shopping revolution: eBaying on the toilet!

You are not alone. I am here with you… And so are a whopping 62% of Aussies, who identify themselves as shopaholics.

This week marks 5th anniversary of mobile online shopping with eBay, something pretty much all of us have done at one stage or another, with the app being downloaded over 100 million times globally.

WOAH.

Mobile shopping has revolutionised the way we shop. You can be on the bus, in your bed, or even on the toilet!

Apparently 26% of men have been inspired to do this, along with 18% percent of women…

I know we are time poor but really? 🙂

Many stores have developed easy to navigate apps for shopping so you’re not constantly battling with the browser on your phone. These apps help you keep track of your purchase and make the shopping experience from a mobile device a seamless experience.

Also easier, mobile shopping has a bit of an art form to it, and Shopping expert Kathy Sheeran shares with us some of her tips and tricks:

1. “Make sure you never miss out on a must-have item by ensuring the App’s notifications are set to ‘on’.” This can be changed in your settings.

2. Sell unwanted items to make room for new ones. “Use your smartphone’s camera to take a picture and upload it straight to your listing.” Simple, huh!

3. Set reminders so you don’t miss out on flash sales.

4. Use social media such as FB or Pintrest for inspo. “Make a collection of your must-have items so when searching on the bus or train, you’ve got an easy to find reference point.”

And lastly, but most importantly…

5. Shop safely! Kathy recommends signing up for a PayPal account, which allows you to make a safe, easy and traceable transactions.

What are some of your greatest eBay purchases? I’d love to see them! Comment here, send me an email to dsentfinds@gmail.com or hit me up on my Facebook page. X