The weekly online shopping lust list

Yes, I’m at it again. Lusting after endless amounts of clothes online. I can’t help it. I’m quite possibly addicted and I don’t even care. Here’s a few items from Green With Envy I’m currently lusting after.

First up, a pair of Elizabeth and James floral ozzy shorts. “Why?”, I pretend to hear you ask. Well, a) they’re silk shorts and I can’t go past a cute pair of silk shorts, and b) they’re such a lovely floral print.

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Josh Goot clean cap sleeve dress in black rose – honestly, is there a female around who’s not obsessed with this print? I think not. I love the shape of this dress. Possibly not lusting after it as much as I am the skirt, but something I could see myself wearing assuming it fit me correctly.

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Josh Goot cocktail night rose dress in blue. What a print! And the shape – amazing! I could see this working for both work and after 5 drinks. With a killer pair pumps, a lovely neat top knot and a nice pair of earrings, this is a look that would turn heads.

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Alexander Wang stretchy viscose sleeveless dress. Amazing colour, I’m addicted to rich shades of purple right now and this wine colour hits the right note. Fantastic cut too, I love the peek-a-boo chest cut-outs.

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T by Alexander Wang silk CDC GGT long sleeve shirt. Oh how I adore this top. Very well positioned pockets if you dare to bare too. Picture this with a fabulous pair of coloured jeans — amazing!

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KJ by Kirrily Johnston barrell shirt. Well, on me it would be a very modest dress; but how chic is it! Great for winter with some very edgy heels.

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Go forth my pretties and lust away! There’s nothing wrong with looking, right?

Green With Envy E-Boutique

So excited that Green With Envy’s e-boutique is live! I’m not sure how long it’s been live, but super exciting news nonetheless. I loved the store’s collection on the trips I’ve made down south and now I don’t have to wait for a Melbourne trip to get it. Some of the brands they stock I’ve been struggling to find a decent collection of online.
So because it’s lecture recess and I have plenty of time on my hands, here are all of my current lusts from the site! Enjoy!

Therese Rawsthorne 200 Balloons Dress – you may have noticed me drooling over this shape for a while now. I just love this feminine shape and in this case, the way the material and colour contrast it. Can you imagine this with a wicked black pair of (potentially stud covered) pumps?

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Shakuhachi leather angled skirt – if only they had my size. I love the cut of this skirt: classy, yet a little bit interesting and different.

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Nicola Finetti block out full circle dress – as much as I don’t wear pale blue, I adore this. It reminds me of a very chic Alice In Wonderland outfit.

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Manning Cartell magic flute drape dress – the cut of this dress is beyond amazing. And the colour is amazing. I don’t even know what I’d pair this with because I can’t think past the gorgeous shape and colour.

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Lover infinity tuxedo jacket in ruby – I really don’t think this needs much of an explanation. Just amazing. I’d pair it with matching coloured heels and would wear everything else – nice top and fitted pants – in jet-black (including dark eye makeup) for a strong, sexy look.

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Lover serpent mini dress in black – I tired this on in David Jones and wished I hadn’t. So amazing, fit perfectly, and out of my budget.

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Kirrily Johnston stretch leather dress – just wicked.

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Josh Goot clean a-line skirt – is there anyone around who doesn’t love this print?

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Josh Goot leather quilted harness crop top with quilted mini leather skirt – so not my personal style but I love it nonetheless.

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Ginger & Smart inca robot dress

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Ellery barbados bell skirt dress in black

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Ellery Barbados lace dress – oh, look at that lace! Amazing!

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Ellery Scorpio rising blazer in yellow – so not my colour but so ridiculously amazing. What a cut!

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Ellery graphite a line dress in black – I’ve loved this since the moment I set eyes in it. So very me!

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Camilla and Marc Rhiannon draped pleated dress – not too bad a colour but it’s the cut that I love. So sexy and feminine.

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The Bangle Addiction

I realised quite some time ago that spending money on a cute bangle is not a waste of money due to the fact I wear one with everything I wear, every single day – I’d probably wear one while exercising if I could! When I started at Avanti, all girls from the associated stores been Jessica Kagan Cushman resin bangles with cute sayings carved into them as a Christmas present. Needless to say, I loved them! However, they had all sold out from work and at the time it didn’t occur to me to buy one of the few remaining Sportsgirl rip-offs. A few weeks after I started working at Avanti, I purchased a cute ‘Amore’ bracelet from Tuba Rose in Cairns, late in 2010 I blogged about my newest silver word bangle and now I present you my two latest word bangles, plus a fake jade one.

Green With Envy in Flinders Lane in Melbourne – a fantastic little boutique that has some gorgeous stuff – sells JKC bangles for around $160 each. I ended up getting a cream one with ‘Fashion can be bought Style one must possess’ write around it. However, all of them are just gorgeous and I was extremely tempted to get a black bangle reading ‘Lions, tigers, bears – Oh my!’. Just around the corner in Centre Place is a little boutique called Scarlett & Sly where they happened to be having a sale. I picked up another plastic bangle reading ‘Love’ all around it for $20. The two bangles go great together and go with nearly every outfit I own. Definitely a great investment!

 

Jessica Kagan Cushman 'Fashion can be bought Style one must possess' white resin bangle from Green With Envy, Love bangle from Scarlett & Sly

 

 

During my one day stop-over in Sydney on my way to Tasmania, I took a visit to down to Chinatown. Here I came across a lovely Chinese souvenir store jammed full of knick knacks. Nothing in the store costs more than $20 and majority was priced at $5. Considering an authentic, good quality and colour jade bangle or bracelet costs into the thousands, Mum decided to get us some decent coloured fakes. I never usually approve of fake products, however, a large number people have trouble telling real jade. So who would really know the difference? The woman who ran the store was quite the character; she told me I don’t wear my bangles properly and tried to convince me to buy a fake jade bangle smaller than the one I ended up buying. Apparently, soap and water are the way to get a “good fitting” bangle.

My fake jade bangle goes well with my current wardrobe that consists largely of nudes, blacks, khaki’s and paler colours and it was also handy for keeping my other bracelets on my hand when I slept on the plane – the Chinese woman was a little bit right; the bangles are close to slipping off if I let my hand go slack. But that’s something you just have to deal with when you can only buy ‘one size fits all’.

 

Fake jade bangle from Chinatown, Sydney.