A lot of you have been asking how we afford some of the nice things we wear. While sometimes it is all very glamorous (many fashion editors, even the Aussie ones, are gifted with the beautiful things they're seen around town in), we just work very hard and have a bit of luck on our side - the economy for one.
Window shopping on sites like Opening Ceremony (you never know what magical finds they have in their sale section), and The Outnet are our secrets to extremely cheap but beautiful buys - when the dollar is so strong, anyway. I'm also lucky enough to have a model for a boyfriend who is over in Europe a few times a year walking the men's shows - so he brings me back lovely gifts that cost a third of the price that they would in Australia. For my birthday last year, a pair of Chloe heels came back with him that cost 350 euros (on sale in Milan); and that same week I saw them in a magazine on this side of the Pacific for AU$1200. This is why I get so frustrated walking into stores like Cosmopolitan Shoes, where they constantly sell last season's shoes at full price.
More than anything we save up, we never buy things that are on sale for the sake of something being a bit cheaper, and we're picky. We know what we like and we stick to it. Trust me, if you stopped buying a pair of Witchery pants here ($150), a French Connection top there ($90), maybe a few Wittner heels ($350), those Marni platforms on The Outnet become so much more accessable. It's like magazines have been trying to tell us for decades - investment pieces are where it's at.