About a month ago my lovely fiancé popped the question at sunset on the beach in Cronulla. Of course I said yes!...and after a day of celebrations my next though as a shoe girl was - what am I going to wear?
I’ve spend every day since June looking at dresses on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. Then, last week I casually stumbled upon this store in Melbourne with my mum and sister.
I had no booking or intention of going in but my sister insisted and I walked in. I couldn’t resist!...the gowns on the window were everything I’d dreamed of and more!
And just like that the senior bridal consultant got me into the dress in the window.
Then she topped it off with an overskirt and a veil and I didn’t cry like they do in the movies but I knew it was the one!
Then I came across this wedding jacket on Insta and I just died!
Images from Mariana Hardwick.com | Mariana Hardwick Instagram
2018 has been quite a year! We moved interstate...which meant moving all our shoes from our Sydney Head Office to our Melbourne HQ.
Now that we are settled, our online store is growing and ready to go! Lots more categories have been added to our store...& we are excited to hear your feedback! You can now review our new products and give us a rating which will help other customers too!
1. Op Shops
Good for when you don't know what you want...
Good for inspiration...take a queue from vintage/old textures, sequins, prints, designs, colours...etc...
Affordable...and sometimes items are tagged brand new!
2. Sibling Seconds
If you are the same size as your sister/ cousin/ friend then you can always do a clean out and swap or give away items that you no longer want.
This is perfect because you can always give new life to seconds & get a new wardrobe - for free!
3. Mums Wardrobe
Some of my best finds were found in my mums wardrobe - silks, handbags, linen, footwear!
When you have the same taste and are relatively the same size in clothes and shoes, you can always borrow something.
Men have an unlimited supply of cotton tees in their wardrobe perfect for sleeping in or lounging around at home. Oversize sweaters are perfect in winter too!
5. Online Shops
Sites like #AliExpress #Prettylittlethings #ebay #glassons are my faves! - They sell discounted clothes with 50% off sales. Printed cotton tees for $11 and preloved leather shoes for a fraction of the retail price. Most retail stores will have an eBay store set up with sales and seconds - so take advantage of this! Subscribe to all newsletters and you will be notified of sales and discount codes first.
Stocking up during free shipping days is a bonus too!