Net-An-Even-Bigger-Bargain!

OMG!

So you might have seen my post about Net-A-Porter‘s amaze sale (if you didn’t you can catch up HERE)…

They now have a further 20% off sale stock! there are garments 80%off with a further 20% off…so that comes down to like, super super, SUPER cheap.

Have a look – I’ve already hit up my credit card to get those things I missed out on in round one!

final clearance

Are you ready for this jelly?

As summer approaches, the need for fun footwear is at the top of every gals list. I have long been a pioneer of the jelly shoe, and am delighted to see them come back onto the fash scene with such a vengeance this summer.

Specifically, i’ve loved the Vivienne Westwood by Melissa range. It’s been around for ages, and I have to say each new collection never disappoints. I have a pair of jelly heels and countless pairs of jelly flats… they are so comfy and smell amazing! When I ask people to smell my shoe it’s often met with disgusted and puzzled looks but those who do take me up on my seemingly strange offer are just so excited when they get a whiff of the bubblegum-scented plastic Melissa uses!

It’s ingenious!

But, steering away from my love of The Viv by Mel range, I’ve had a scout round for the best jelly shoes of the season. From luxe to less, these shoes will make you smile, and prepare your tootsies for the warmer weather ahead.

THE CLASSIC JELLY

You had these as a kid…so why not bring them back and rock them at the beach this weekend?

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Sportsgirl Beach Sandal, $19.95

THE ULTIMATE JELLY

For the designer jelly fan, these flats are classic and ooze fun!
I have these in blue… THE BEST SHOE EVER!

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Salvatore Ferragamo Jelly Flat @ Farfetch, USD $200.67

THE EVERYDAY JELLY

Slip these on and off you go! Perfect for those hot yet rainy days.

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Vivienne Westwood for Melissa VW Divine, $125

THE OMG! JELLY

You just CANNOT go past these bad boys. SO VW, SO FAB!

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Vivienne Westwood for Melissa VW Lady Dragon Bow, $125

THE SUMMERY JELLY

Look no further than a pretty sandal! Loving these neon contrasting colours.

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Kate Spade New York @ Amazon.com Farren Sandals, USD $49.73

Happy Shopping! x

The devil wears Prada…(and probably shops at reebonz.com)

One of my favourite shopping sites for discounted, brand new high end bags and shoes is reebonz.com.

Reebonz and I have a brilliant love affair. It delivers the most delicious designer bags and shoes to my email every day, and I never fail to click through.

I’ve bought a LOT from Reebonz. Their prices are excellent and the constant rotation of brands and products means you are always on trend. The site hosts invitation-only private sale events, each open for just a few days at a time, so you have to act quickly!

NAVIGATION AND RANGE

The site stocks so many designers including Prada, Gucci, Chloe, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Chloe, YSL… and the list goes on. They have recently launched a vintage section with Chanel and Hermes goods that is worth a look, too!

Everything is in brand new condition unless otherwise stated and the products and just so lushhhh.

The daily EDM email delivered to your inbox can be so dangerous(ly awesome!) and gives you a wrap up of all their products, and an app for Android and iPhone makes browsing from your smart phone super easy!

SALES

Reebonz is a discount site so the bags are always on sale. Prices are so affordable because most of this merchandize is from a past season (but I am still seeing the Kate Spade messenger bag I bought last week in David Jones).

Despite the already discounted prices, they often hold promotions and incentives for their customers that make your transaction a no-brainer. These promos are pretty good, and include bonus credits to your account and extra percentages off items.

If you’re a tactile shopper, they hold an offline sale every so often in Sydney and Melbourne. Last time I was at one of those I bagged myself a Prada handbag! The crowds are big, but the sale is well laid out and usually held at the Sheraton on the Park hotel in Sydney, and the Intercontinental in Melbourne.

THE STORE

So, you can imagine my sheer delight when they announced they’d be opening a Sydney flagship store at 570 George St, Sydney on April 18, 2013!!!

I was so excited. I looked forward to it for days, weeks even. My shopping partner in crime, Karen and myself even stalked the site a week before opening.

A sneak peek of the store…one week to go!

They offered a promo for the opening day of sale, a lucky door dip that gave 50 lucky winners the chance to purchase a bag from a selected range at 99% off!

WHATTA DEAL…if you can get it.

But sadly, I have to say I was disappointed. And not because I missed out on a bag for $14.90…

The experience just wasn’t the same you’d expect from buying designer items. I mean, I’m not saying that I expected the sale to be calm and the service to be at the standard found in a concession store, but even the one-off offline sales are more upmarket.

Bags were strewn everywhere, little children were pushing me and running around, and I was just really turned off by the whole thing. There was nothing special about making a purchase because the store was heaving and claustrophobic. I mean, the store will be there tomorrow…and the day after… so just chill out peeps!

It was a reminder why I love to shop online…no mess and no fuss.

You’d think all the bags were 99% off with this mobscene

SHIPPING AND RETURNS

I have always had a 100% hit rate with Reebonz and have never needed to use their returns facility, but it is seems to be quite simple.

For incorrect or defective items shipped, you have 14 days to return the item in its original purchase condition, including the original product packaging, containers, documentation, warranty cards, manuals etc. The site doesn’t exactly go into the details for change of mind, so it remains to be seen if they offer that.

Shipping is free, fedEx tracked and generally FANTASTIC! It arrives within the week in a beautiful box, dressed with a gold ribbon that makes you feel very special and expensive. The shopping experience is seamless and I strongly recommend this site when you’re next in the market for a bag or a pair of shoes.

Shop the sales HERE! And if you need an invitation, let me know and I’ll send it your way! x

How to afford your handbag without your Daddy (sugar or otherwise)

Sooooo many people have commented on my spectacularly furnished wardrobe and wondered aloud if I have a sugar daddy lurking in the shadows that I’m not telling them about.

Truth be told – I wish I did!

Wish I had your credit limit, Anna-Nicole!

Wish I had your credit limit, Anna-Nicole!

Who doesn’t want free reign of someone else’s credit card to spend on whatever guilt-free pleasure takes your fancy?

Before you start thinking this blog is all about hooking with up rich, old men for money (I’ll leave that to you, Ashley Madison) let me get to my point: We all want things in life we probably can’t afford…but it’s a matter of how badly we perceive our needs that determines if we give in to our urges or not.

Now, I’ll be frank. I earn pretty much minimum wage. I live with my parents and have barely any savings and yet still find myself with an overstuffed wardrobe filled to the gills with clothes and shoes and bags I shouldn’t be able to afford.

But it makes me happy. 🙂

In that way, I’m your typical fash-slave. (READ: my fabulous jacket is Sass&Bide, and my killer jellies are from my main man Ferragamo, but I actually can’t afford to eat…which- HEY! Sometimes isn’t always a bad thing…)

Let's face it - the Ferra's are bitchin'

Let’s face it – the Ferra’s are bitchin’

The point of dsent finds is to show all y’all naysayers that you can in fact have a life, be on trend and still afford those designer brands on a smaller budget. Creating your own personal ‘look’ is about finding your own style and rocking it. I want to inspire you to invest in those pieces and show you that it’s attainable if you shop smart.

You might be a staple-skirt-from-Kmart kinda girl and yearn to be head to toe in Hermés. I’d like to think I could get you on your way to being there with some savvy advice (actually, Hermés on Hermés? Wouldya?) But you get where I’m going with this…

...and it's not there.Daniella Westbrook slaughters Burberry

…and it’s not there.
    Daniella Westbrook slaughters Burberry

Here you’ll find shopping site reviews, tips, online deals, trends, advice on wardrobe staples and tales from my very own personal experiences. Hope you enjoy and happy shopping!

Danielle x