31 August 2011

Saving whilst spending - the new black

I am a busy bee at the moment with work being utterly crazy, Europe plans and savings well under way but most excitedly my business is taking two major steps forward. I have just contracted a major marketing company to start assisting me with that aspect of the business and am also about to have some meetings with advertisers to sell marketing space on the site – exciting/nerve wracking all at the same time. In light of my new steps forward though, it means I have to be extra careful with my spending at the moment which was terrible news for the Anna who loves online shopping a little too much. In light of needing to tighten the purse strings to pay for aforementioned new business projects I have been doing some bargain hunting online and thought I’d share with you some recent purchases I got for a steal! Because after all, a girl can’t give up everything she enjoys in life right? (I'll share the links & prices of everything at the bottom of the post!)

[ COTTON VEST: Purchased this as I crushed hard my fur vest in Winter and thought why not translate that to a Spring trend with a cute cotton vest in warmer months? ]

[ FLORAL TOP: So I am excited for Springs trends of bright colours / staple whites / bold patterns - but I couldn't go past this cute floral top that I want to pair with chunky accessories and my own pair of denim shorts for Spring ]

[ SLEEVELESS SHIRT: I'm crushing the sheerness of some tops at the moment and this one was no exception - plus I wanted to add some navy to my wardrobe ]

[ BOYFRIEND SHIRT - because we all know I loved bf shirts this passed Winter. I first wrote about them  here, and so when I saw this gorgeous mint green one I couldn't resist. Pairing this with a pair of denim mini's some statement necklaces and bangles & a cute not at the front ]

[ MAXI DRESS - Because it was Erin Louise and it was on sale .. do I need to say anything else? ]

[ DETAILED DRESS: I am expanding my work wear wardrobe to include much more dresses - this will have to have a shirt underneath but I loved it at first site. It came today and it's even better in real life! ]
[ BLACK HEELS - My new staple heel for running the halls in parliament ]

5. Erin Louise label - Lavender Maxi Dress - $20 (on sale from $110)


  1. I'm so excited about your new business venture. I wish you much success. I love those denim shorts but you aren't selling them :(. Hope you have an awesome Wednesday.


  2. The dress is gorgeous!


  3. Those are amazing deals! Love the cotton vest!

  4. good luck with your new additions to your business!!

    hope all goes well...and stop spending too much haha you'll want to spend that money in europe instead!


  5. The sleeveless top would be a great staple item for any type of bottoms. I love it! Have a beautiful day!

    XO Hilary

  6. Fabulous finds! I totally understand what you mean about the fur vest - I wanted on sooo badly this winter but was unable to find one that was reasonably priced....and still nice. Adore that you were able to find something similar and translate it to your summer waredrobe! Great job :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog <3

  7. love the shoes. I just lost my pair that looked just like that!!

    xoxo bun

  8. All of these are amazing! Would love for it all to move in to my wardrobe.=)

    Response>> I'm not very good at using eyeshadow my self either but I'm trying to be better at it.=)


  9. your outfit looks so chic :)


  10. Congratulations on your happy business news and what sounds like a sweet European adventure you've got on the horizon there, Anna! What kind of business do you own? I just love meeting young, motivated women who are boldly chasing after their dreams. You are now one of these women. :)

  11. Thanks girls!! They're my new favs in my wardrobe :)

    @TinyDancer - I just went and had a look online for you for a fur vest as I bought one a few weeks ago from Erin Louise and it was so gorgeous and I thought decently priced - $50 .. BUT it had sold out :( This is the link to her page if you want to have a look at some of her other ones though they're simply gorgeous http://tinyurl.com/4yf3teh

    @Cote' Writes - That is very sweet of you. I started a free online dating website for 18 - 30 year olds! I didn't feel like there was a healthy space just for "us" out there to go and meet singles and not be trolled by 40+ men/women etc. I started it to write encouraging articles too on Confidence, being the best you and a whole bunch of other stuff :) If you wanted to have a looksie the web address is: www.possiblymaybe.com.au :)

  12. Love both the Maxi and the Heels! SO cute-and I'm dying for the maxi + jean jacket for the fall trend! Super cute!


    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

  13. love these picks!


  14. LOVE that floral blouse with the jean shorts. Great look for summer.

    xo jess

  15. I am definitely going to check out your new business venture! Congratulations and that dress was $50? It looks waaay more than that, and I love the cotton vest as well!

  16. I love shopping too and it's hard to cut back! I understand the pain. Making a list is great, great pics :) Look forward to seeing what new venture you have to share!


  17. I think I need a boyfriend shirt!

  18. Thanks for the beautiful post…this is my first visit to your site….and well it’s fantastic!



  19. Amazing finds at great prices. Nice work! xo style, she wrote

  20. Great finds! I love boyfriend shirts too! They are so comfy and perfect if you don't feel like getting all 'dressed up'!



  21. That cotton vest is to die for! I def see some potential rockin' outfits for our Oct photoshoot :)

  22. Hello from the Czech republic. All the stuff are great. But the vest and the maxidress caught my eye the most. :)


  23. @Belinda - YESSS I'm so very excited. I have picked up some cute nerd glasses too which I feel could feature in the photoshoot :) xx


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