Saturday Styling – Father & Son

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Saturday Styling

Totally different to last week’s Saturday Styling post, this week Baby D dressed it up a little for a special occasion. With our little baby turning one recently, he was so blessed to be surrounded by such loving and amazing family and friends who have showered him with an abundance of cuddles, kisses and love over the past 12 months. Baby D also received such cute clothes from his birthday party and today he wore this combo to his aunty and uncle’s baby shower! I absolutely love the pattern of Baby D’s shirt! – so retro and such a good fit!

– shirt, bow tie, and shorts by Katrina Pia
– cream shoes by Soda 

Daddy’s outfit details and latest shopping haul coming up this week!

 
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Saturday Styling – Baby remix

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Saturday Styling

After spending the whole day home vacuuming, mopping, dusting and doing the laundry, we headed out with Daddy to his photo shoot for a change of scenery. Baby D decided to get in on the action by wearing some of his birthday gifts he received for his big first birthday celebration last weekend! Love everything from the warm quilted jacket, to the detailed turntable tee to the uber cool Jordans (thank you godparents!). Thanks to Melbourne’s moody weather we get to rock some of Baby’s new threads and this warm combo took us from the cozy studio setting to the crisp air at Yarraville Gardens where we had Dude Food van’s burgers for the first time. For more pics check out my Instagram and Facebook pages!

– Puffy Jacket Hoodie by Mango Kids
– Kicks – Jordan Flight
– Turntable Tee by Fresh Baked Kids
– D Marco Skinny leg jeans by Cotton On Kids

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Baby D watched daddy, DJ Atomik werk the camera 🙂
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My Little Man’s shopping haul at UniHill and more!

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UniHill Factory Outlets 2 Janefield Drive, Bundoora
Open 7 days 10am-6pm

When I found out I was having a boy I was so excited and at the same time thought it would be hard to find it fun dressing him – there always seemed to be so much more girly clothes with frills, bows and glitter everywhere.  Boy was I wrong! I have loved putting together outfits for Baby D and this week I took my little man back to UniHill to find us some bargains for a sprucing up of his wardrobe. Armed with some vouchers and comfortable shoes we shopped up a storm –  check out the goodies we got below! 😀

Baby D’s shopping haul!

Cotton On Kids
$5 down from $24.95 a pair of gumboots $24.95 down to $5!  (handy for next winter when Baby D can splash around in the puddles!)
$20 down from $39.95 denim jacket  (I really wanted a denim jacket for myself so when I saw this I had to get it for my little one!)
$10 down from $24.95 long sleeved shirt (I was looking for a denim shirt but found this light coloured one perfect for summer layering!)
$5 down from $14.95 “Talk to my agent” tee (love this pop of aqua colour! I’ll do a blog post soon of Baby wearing some of these!)
$5 down from $14.95 Raglan long sleeve (I currently have a thing for anything raglan!)
$10 down from $29.95 Skinny jeans (love this colour, so bright and happy for the summer days ahead)

Total: UniHill price for 6 items = $55
                  Retail price for 6 items = $149.7
Saving of $94.70!

Adidas
$14 down from $20 Blue checkered backpack (I’m moving on from a nappy bag to a backpack so it’s easier to carry both Baby and Baby’s things!)

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– Lonsdale baby onesie and Russell Atheltic shorts (I can’t remember the prices for these as mum bought them but seeing that mum bought them means that they were a pretty good deal!)

It was Republica Brands’ opening day when we went and there were some really handsome shirts I wanted to buy but we were pressed for time so I’ll have to go back and check them out on another visit soon as they have 50% off until Saturday! I can’t wait to show you how Baby D has been incorporating his new clothes with some favourites from his current wardrobe (below are some outfit pics).

Okay so the shopping didn’t stop there! After we used up all Baby D’s vouchers, my mum and cousins bought so many other things at places like Cotton On where they were able to buy 6 pairs of shoes for a total of $21 (see pics below)! Tees, raglan tops and some funky purple Gola shoes were just some of the things they picked up. Glad to see that the whole family scored some bargains and we’re already planning our next attack visit to UniHill to get started on the Christmas shopping list.

Happy shopping everyone – I hope this has been helpful to those looking to find some great bargains out there!

What are some bargain buys you have recently purchased and where did you find them!?

Check out my Facebook page and Instagram for more shopping, food and events pics!


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My weekend market haul

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Melbourne Mammas Market – Williamstown Town Hall

 We headed down to the Melbourne Mammas Market to get our shopping fix last weekend and grabbed some great bargains on some of our favourite kidswear labels. With so many shopaholics around it was a relief to get in early as it got quite busy inside with prams taking over the aisles – everyone was excited to shop! 🙂 There were around 35 friendly stalllholders ranging from kidswear to toys and storage goods. I left my little one with the better half so I could try and be swift with my shopping so below are the goodies I came home with.

My shopping haul – Styling Daniel!

From left to right in the pictures below:

  •  I started off at the Oranges and Lemons stall and bought a black and grey Alphabet Soup long sleeved top and a Mista TJ flat cap ($44.95 & $19.95 down to $15 each!),
  •  the Funky Little Fella stall was a must-visit and I purchased a cool pair of Sage Oishi-M shorts for my little man ($49.95 down to $20). I was so excited when I found these as I bought great pair of Oishi-M skinny jeans at the last market in March and they’re such good quality not to mention and uber cool! It was also nice to finally meet the lovely ladies behind Funky Little Fella, Caroline and Jo, having bought some cool thread from their online store on previous occasions. 
  •  I bought this beautifully soft and organic brown fox top from the Master & Miss stall ($30 down to $15),
  • Right at the end of the second room of stalls I visited the Mr Wolf ladies and bought a pair of comfy, grey Mini Rodini flamingo leggings, ($39.95 down to $18) similar here. I wish there were more sizes for my little one – I would have bought everything displayed! 😉
  • I scored a lovely wooden toy set including a maraca and shaker bells from Just Toyn Around ($14.95 down to $10). Baby D absolutely loves these and has not put them down since I gave them to him!,
  • And lastly I purchased a gorgeous blue coat from A Little Pocket which I had been eyeing from the last Markit at Fed Square back in May ($65 down to $15!).

I also bought some presents for friends but thought I’d better not post them up here in case they’re reading this!

What were some of your market purchases over the weekend? I’d love to see the bargains you snapped up 🙂 xx

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Life Lately #5 – Springtime sunshine



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You wouldn’t have picked it from today’s rainy antics but along with the glistening rain, we’ve also already been able to enjoy quite a few days of glorious sunshine here in Melbourne as spring returns. As usual we did a lot of eating, playing and exploring and I also got to meet and catch up with some fellow Melbourne bloggers.  Lately I’ve also gotten the hang of making sure I purposefully close off some days on my calendar so I can just breathe and just…be! Instead of saying yes to every single thing, I have been able to say no leaving me more time to spend doing things I really like. My little Baby D has also recently been sick with his first real cold and this, plus his teething had me suffering from sleep deprivation and exhaustion. Thankfully Baby D has gotten back into the swing of things and is now sleeping quite well again.

Here are some things we got up to in the recent weeks!:

– 1st birthdays galore (post coming up soon on our friend’s dress up party!),
– bloggers events see here, here and here,
Culture Mamas Go Go dancing event (so much fun and I was sweating by the end of it!),
– eating out (Flower Drum, Trailer Park food trucks, Lil Nomnoms food truck, the Winter night market at Vic Market, truffles in Footscray at Guerilla Espresso), Burger Culture)
– also tried cooking pho at home for the first time but I think next time I’ll use stock to lift the flavour a little more!
– attended the open day at Passion Dance Studio and did a KPop dance class!
– celebrated our wedding anniversary and finally got to try Mamasita (we were baby-free for the night, hence the opportunity to wait in line for places that don’t take bookings)
– attended the launch night of council Leadership Alumni and had a lovely night networking with people passionate about making a difference in the community
– attended a Motivating Mum and SheSays event (I love meeting and learning from an array of motivated individuals),
– lots of family time and celebrating Wes’ first fathers day!
– took the dogs to Lort Smith Animal Hospital for a check up (two dogs and a baby in one car equals headache!!)
– did a “little” bit of shopping! (see post here, here and here)
– watched Baby D grow more confident in standing on his own, clapping his hands , pointing to objects we ask about and listened to him turn into a lovely little chatterbox! 🙂

So thankful for life’s everyday blessings -xx-

What everyday blessings are you thankful for?

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Top Fathers Day gift ideas at UniHill Factory Outlets

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UniHill Factory Outlets – Janefield Drive, Bundoora
Open 7 days 10am-6pm www.uhfo.com.au

I can’t believe I hadn’t visited this factory outlet til recently! Thanks to UniHill’s bloggers event held last week I was finally able to make it down to Bundoora to check out all the bargains just in time for Fathers Day! The UniHill Factory Outlet was just over 30 minutes drive from the city and situated right off the freeway exit off Plenty rd. I didn’t realise it was that close! Unlike some of the other factory outlets, UniHill has both the retail & eateries and grocery side of things covered so after my little Father’s Day shopping trip, I was also able to get some groceries bought all before heading home.

With up to 70% off fragrances and cosmetics all year long my first stop was Cosmetic Fragrance Direct. Store manager Emma gave such an awesome and detailed run through of some of the top men’s fragrances that I was able to smell the individual top notes and middle notes as she specified them! It was such a nose-opener having someone there to go through the gorgeous scents with such precision.

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Here were some of Emma’s top picks with my fav being the Dolce & Gabbana Sport as its scent makes me think of an active, sporty man who loves to keep fit and toned! 😉

Versace Eros 50ml for $76 – a vibrant fresh scent that mixes both woody and oriental tones of amber, geranium flower and vanilla.
Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men (Sport) 100ml for $75 – watery top notes of grapefruit blended with rosemary and cardamon produce an energetic feel to this scent.
Rochas Man 100ml for $59 – coffee, lavender, amber and sandalwood create a sweet but masculine fragrance.

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Cosmetics Fragrance Direct has something for everyone from discount perfumes to lipsticks, nail polish and beauty items.
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Testers were readily available for all the perfumes making it easy for me to find the ones I liked!IMG_9854

I loved how Cosmetics Fragrance Direct had labels on their testers outlining in detail what each scent was made of.

For the dad who loves video games, I asked EB Games for their top picks and bestsellers. Below are some of the best sellers! I like watching the better half play God of War as it has plenty of puzzles and problem solving obstacles to overcome. 
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How cool is this clear mini basketball ring and ball!? Dads could put it up in the office to keep them awake and energized especially when 3.30-itis is looming!
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I found this wallet from Strandbags that would be a practical and useful pressie for the grandads.
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With spring just around the corner, some comfy shorts and polo shirts and casual footwear would get dad all ready to enjoy the warmer weather whilst spending quality time sporting around with the kiddies. I got so excited to see a Platypus outlet store at UniHill and there were some really good sales for both adults and kids shoes!

Of course there was no way I could visit all these stores and walk past their discounted goodies without having a look for myself and Baby D – how cute are these tiny Adidas kicks!!? 😀

I stopped by Capz to find some cool head gear and also shopped up a storm at Melbourne’s largest Nike Factory store! I also found beautiful DIY inspiration and products at the Kaisercraft store. Sarah and the Unihill Kaisercraft girls run workshops and kids creativity parties there with a card making class being run on Sunday September 1st so click here to book your place.

My last stop saw me filling a whole bag full of letters, stamps and prints for $5 at Typo before resting my feet whilst sipping coffee at Degani Bakery Cafe.

With nice wide walkways and a large, clean baby change room, my first trip to UniHill Factory Outlets will definitely not be my last. Head on over there for some last minute Fathers Day gift shopping. Politix, Aquila, Tarocash, Gloweave, Stafford Direct, Cotton On, Factorie, Espirit and Man to Man are some of fantastic retailers situated at UniHill. With friendly and helpful staff you are sure to find something to suit your man, the occasion and your budget!

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Besides lots of love, hugs and kisses, what will you be giving your dad this Fathers Day?

Be sure to stay tuned for a giveaway coming up soon!