Thursday, January 10, 2013

Boxing Day Shopping Haul...Part I

I know I'm a little late with posting about this, but the last few weeks have literally been insane. It was back to back everyday lunch and dinners of catching up with friends I haven't seen in ages or just running errands.

Anyway, I always have the same plan attack for the Boxing Day sales which has never failed me thus far. This year, it worked again.

This was my first haul...
Bloch ballet flats at DJs - 50% off and down to $75. I hadn't yet got my Christmas Gift card otherwise this would have effectively been free! I'm sure I'll spend my Gift Card eventually though as it lasts for 2 years.

Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats in red leather. I love MbMJ mouse flats - I have them in all incarnations and forms (from leather to rubber, from the older style to this newer style) and so of course I had to get these when they were the last left, happened to be my size, and were just $125 at Myer (further 50% off the already reduced price)! I probably would have bought them if they were more expensive even...

Marcs blouse for $75 (from $150). Marcs has always been my go-to favourite store for beautiful fashion and workwear that fits me perfectly. I've been shopping there since my days working for Orotongroup when they owned Marcs and hence got 50% off all the time, and often wish I still had that discount! This is the back of the blouse, with the front being just plain. I might return this just because I don't need it, but its 100% silk which is better than a lot of the cheaper chain stores, though admittedly you do pay half the price for something similar.

Aaand finally, a bit of pre-Christmas shopping with my kikki-k weekly planner which was 50% off and the pink notebook from Smiggle was full price (but I needed it for something specific!). I actually made a complaint to kikki-k as their sale items are never marked with the sale price and in four stores I went to there were such inconsistencies, so be warned - when you go to kikki-k pick up every single item and search to see if it has the I <3 sale sticker or see if the sale price is marked. Even if there is no price marked, it may still be on sale so head to the counter and ask them to price check!

I also did a lot of online shopping this year, checking out the deals that were available online and then going into store to try and find them. For my Bonds basics I wasn't able to find what I wanted at Target (even though they were cheaper) so just went for the 40% off with free shipping on the Bonds website. They're yet to arrive, but it was so easy and I didn't even have to leave the comfort of my chair!

Another post to come because I've been ducking in and out of the shops randomly when I've been meeting up with friends and picked up a few other things along the way...


  1. Oh I am loving your Boxing Day purchases WAY more than my own! Haha yours seem so much better quality :D

    1. Aww thanks! I do need to seriously start saving after my purchases though :)

      Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Some great purchases! I absolutely love Bloch flats. I have the same patent pair in hot pink. I spotted some in a dark navy blue but unfortunately no size. Next time! Love the MBMJ flats.