Fab Friday style tip: there are always new treats to find online

Nikki Parkinson Fashion 9 Comments

I was tweeting this week with the very funny @bigwordsblog.  She was innocently asking me whether I’d seen the Oroton sale online.  I smugly replied that it was my *job* to look at each and every sale online.  That it was perfectly justifiable to waste devote hours to browsing online.  In the name of research.  On your behalf, dear Stylers.

… as long as I keep my credit card safely out of reach.

So, for this edition of Fab Friday, I thought I’d highlight for you some of the new treats I’ve discovered online.  Treats you might just want to look at.  Or treats you might just want to click through and buy.  No video today, sorry.  I’m in Sydney socialising networking and didn’t bring the right cable.

Key tips

1.  Be opening to discovering new and wonderful online shopping “opportunities”.  There are some incredible independent retailers out there making their mark via an online store.  The service is outstanding and the products are usually selected or created with love.

2.  Don’t be afraid to shop via an overseas online store.  Especially one like ASOS, that has a solid reputation AND free delivery to Australia.  The huge advantage is that you can shop a season ahead AND pick up garments on sale.

3.  Don’t be too quick to click.  Check out that the online store as a good returns’ policy and contact details that will make it easy for you to check how your order is going.

Shopping suggestions

1.  2. and 3. Piper Jordan Maci necklace $45*; Madora bangle $30*; and Alvinia handbag $70*.  I am totally in love with this new Australian online store specialising in quality accessories at very reasonable prices.  The handbags are non-leather but look like they are.  The necklace is made from palm wood and the bangle is quite tribal.  Best of all, these pieces will work with so many outfits in your wardrobe.  That ticks all my statement accessory  boxes.

4. ASOS Hooded Military Cape $61.35.  As soon as I heard I was heading to Melbourne next month for Blogopolis, I jumped online to see what winter coats were on sale on ASOS.  I didn’t want to spend a huge amount as there’s not a lot of call for coats in Queensland. A few clicks later, that cape was winging its way to me … it arrived a week later from the UK.  Too easy.

5. The Little White T-Shirt Company Bamboo Scoop Neck t-shirt $44.95*.  I’m a big, big fan of clothes that not only look good but FEEL good when you put them on.  I LOVE putting this t-shirt on.  It’s a bit thin to wear on its own but layering two together would work.  For me, it’s become a great under-garment for a day of lounging around.  All t-shirts sold on this site are produced by Fair Trade registered factories.  Bamboo is a fully sustainable product to grow and requires 300% less water than cotton.

6. Oroton Essentials – Heel – in nude pink patent $295.  These heels are new to Oroton and I love them for their good looks but also their wardrobe versatility.  Everyone should own a pair of nude heels.  That is all.

7. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream $34.  Your favourite Kiehl’s products are now available on line in Australia and to celebrate, enter the code lipglossblog at the checkout to receive a free lipgloss with any purchase – plus there’s free postage during June.

8. Table Tonic Huge Union Jack Cushion $90.  Love, love, love Table Tonic and at the moment there’s 25% off storewide.  Just enter JUNESALE at the checkout and snap yourself up some very stylish pieces for around the house.

Have you bought something amazing online of late?  Found an online store offering something a little different?  Leave a comment so we can all check it out.

*These products were gifted to me in accordance with my disclosure policy.

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Comments 9

  1. Hi Nikki,

    Great blog – would love you to check out my website anytime. I am a local Brissy Mum who wanted to sell gorgeous handbags, jewellery and accessories to feed my shopping and travelling addiction – so started up a business that incorporated both! This way – I get to travel to buy gorgeous new stuff – and I get to justify purchases as ‘samples’! I am sure you can understand – but all of my leather products are of the highest quality and beautifully soft and I try to get unique things made. Hope you like them! Anna (www.barkaccessories.com.au)

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  2. Hi Nikki,
    Thanks for them mention in your blog!
    As for the tops being a little on the see through side, we have GREAT cami tops at only $16 currently HALF PRICE SALE and on Thursday 30th June we start a week of FREE POSTAGE IN AUSTRALIA!!

  3. My Kiehl’s parcel arrived smelling fabulous…. not only was it free postage, I got the free lip gloss, a brochure with some products highlighted that go with my purchase and a handwritten note thanking me for my business. That’s great customer service!

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  4. Hey I made it into a styling you blog post – GO ME!! Once again Nikki, I will have to get my husband to hide the credit cards!! Hope you have a ball in Sydney x

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