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For quite some time I’ve had my eye on the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. As you can see from these blog posts here, here  and here, it’s been on my mind for a long time.

If you are familiar with these bags you would know then how quickly they sell out. At the time of first seeing them and noticing how much I liked them more and more on Instagram and other blogs, I just put it as something that I would one day get to buying when I could afford it. Trouble is, I tend to buy lots of things and I never got around to it.

In the last 6 – 9 months, every time I visit the Mansur Gavriel website I’m met with the same message that we all hate seeing. The dreaded ‘sold out‘. Eventually I emailed about it and asked when they would be restocked. They don’t do pre-orders which is so annoying! Anyway, so since this label has gotten so huge, they had a launch date for a new season plus the old favourites. Set for 11am Eastern Standard Time, (I’m from Australia so this meant 1am!) I set my alarm to get up to try and nab one of these highly sought after bucket bags.  I got onto the page, added my bag to cart, (they said it would be held for 5 minutes once in the cart) hit continue and what do you know SOLD OUT!! What the hell! It was less then a minute that every bag sold out in. Well… you should have seen their Instagram go mental! Clearly I was not the only one who missed out.

If something is that popular and the demand is so high wouldn’t you increase your order numbers/inventory levels?! Just my view.

Anyway… I was walking aimlessly around the shops last week when I came across this bag in Seed. I loved what I saw, it was the perfect shape and size and under $100! (and I didn’t have to pay $150 for shipping which F.Y.I that’s what MG charges – WTF!)  For something that is kind of a trend I thought F it, I don’t care that it’s not leather or MG.

Normally I don’t condone or buy copied items in fashion that are so blatantly obvious but when the original is so bloody hard to get your hands on I chose not to care. I am loving my bag and feel happy knowing that when the trend passes I haven’t broken the bank and can go back to my staple Wang bag that will never go out of style at any time.

Do you have a story like this? I’d love to hear from you!

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I am loving the off the shoulder look at the moment. I can’t say I’ve purchased anything of the kind yet, but I’m looking forward to finding a nice piece in this style when it’s warmer.

Love that this top is printed but still remains neutral. Add your black accessories and a stack of diamonds (ha I wish!) and you’re good to go!

Shop the look here: Cecilie Copenhagen Top, Black Skinnies, Cabin & Cove Pointed Flats, Vince Bag & Kate Spade Earrings.

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My one rule for winter is to keep it simple.

I think that you can over do it if it’s too colourful and too full on as winter pieces are often bigger and chunkier.

I try to stick to basic colours when buying winter goodies as its much easier to find friends in your wardrobe to layer with the new buys. That and I just prefer neutral colours.

Loving leather sneakers right now, may just have to purchase these ones with the great sales that are currently on!

Enjoy x

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One Teaspoon Knit, Frame Denim Jeans, Country Road Sneakers & Balenciaga Bag

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It has been a long long time since my last post! Have been very busy renovating and now getting back to work!

Time to get into the blogging again and putting together some outfit inspiration!

Back to basics with stripes and leather and this one is a perfect work or play alternative. This dress looks much better on than in this picture so be sure to check it out!

A nice smaller heel on a pair of mules is something I definitely look for when I know I need to wear them for a few hours. Stylish comfort is always the way to go!

Hope you enjoy x

backtobasicsWitchery Stripe Dress, Status Anxiety Tote, Acne Studios Leather Jacket – (Great Price point here!) Country Road Mules & Marble Bangles

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Summer is well and truly in swing where I am and it couldn’t be more welcome!

The smell of the beach and coconut sunscreen is enough to make me feel on holidays! The afternoon storm after a long day at the beach is also another favourite part of summer.

What I also love is finding cool and perfect classics to take you from the beach to lunch. The perfect dress that is stylish and comfortable to throw over your swimmers while being a little more dressy than a sarong!

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Shop the look: Viktoria & Woods Dress, Country Road Slides, The Horse Watch, Her the Label Bikini & Lack of Color Boater Hat

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