I haven't been able to shop much lately since I've been setting up the blog, baking red velvet cupcakes and making cronuts (my wallet is smiling at me right now) but I did manage to go for a quick look around.
Besides looking at designer fashion I also love to bargain hunt, buying pieces at prices my friends often don't believe. Earlier this year I went to Hong Kong for my Model S' wedding (she's featured here) and shopped up a storm! Even though my suitcases were stuffed and exploding at the seams I still had to get these metallic toe cap ballet flats from Zara cos they were just too fun!
I live in ballet flats most of the time as they're easy to slip on and off as well as looking tidy and still a little bit girly.
In the southern hemisphere, Zara is not easy to come by and even if you can get to the store, by my standards I wouldn't call the prices a bargain. So I went looking around to see if I could find some good, cheaper alternatives since I'm sure all of us appreciate good deals and shopping tips.
While walking past Novo these shoes caught my eye. Pretty similar to the Zara ones and they were heaps cheaper! (mind you they are on sale) Made from micro suede, they're pretty cute and if you hurry you may still be able to get some instore or online.
My fave cheapie store is Kmart and I love to go in there to buy stickers and sweets (yes, I am like a 5-year-old). While browsing the store I found these almost identical shoes to Novo's but also offered in this leopard print. But wait, there's more! The price? $15nzd! I'm actually eyeing up the leopard print pair...
You may be thinking - another shoe post? Well I always thought I should work my way up from the bottom. So stay with me while I slowly make my way up!