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I Think I Have A Problem

Hello everyone. My name is Christine and I’m a shopaholic.

I stopped by Alannah Hill today accidentally … and came out with a top, skirt and dress. The top and skirt were both drastically reduced to less than one third of their original prices, which I think makes up for buying the dress at full price – FULL PRICE! I can’t remember buying anything full price from AH in years.

I needed a dress to wear to the weddings in Prague however, and this one is perfect. Lace overlay with a removable slip, so I can roll it up and just shake it out when I get there. Plus, it’s also perfect for my work Xmas party.

The cute brown jersey top. A bargain and matches a lot of pieces I already have.

Sweet taupe skirt. Fits really well, lovely embroidery, perfect for work without being too corporate.

This photo doesn’t do my gorgeous new dress justice. Bless you Alannah Hill for making such gorgeous clothes.

I Pod Therefore I Am

I love my iPod. I know it’s badly designed, I hate iTunes, and I resent the way Apple makes it so hard to upload and download your own music. I am such a trend whore though that I can’t live without my iPod.

I broke my little nano while snowboarding in Thredbo. A lesson to all the kiddies out there. Unless you’re a rocking snowboard, not a novice like me, don’t be a fool and take your iPod up on the mountain.

It only took one spectacular belly flop to crack my iPod’s screen. Interestingly, my Canon camera was in my pocket too and came out without a scratch. Canon 1, Apple 0.

Old iPod meets its replacement.

Awesome cracked screen in close-up.

Hello hot new iPod! I know we’re going to be great friends.

New Sunnies

I’ve taken my love of pink to a new, disturbing level. I bought these gorgeous pink Oakleys to take to the snow. I called the store in Melbourne yesterday and they arrived on my desk this morning. Awesome service, awesome glasses.

Retail Therapy

Here are a few of my recent fashion purchases. I went to the Birkinhead Point factory outlets today, which is where I picked up the FCUK and Alannah Hill items. The factory outlets are a bit hit and miss, but the Alannah Hill one always has awesome stock, heavily reduced. Their pieces are occasionally damaged, so be careful to check out the zippers and look for stains and tears. Who could damage such beautiful clothes? It breaks my heart!

Pretty Alannah Hill jumper. Love sale time!

FCUK singlets.

Sweet ballet flats from the Parisian Ballet sale – they took a while to arrive but it was worth the wait.

Very like the Chanel ones for a lot less.

Cute design.

Mimco bag – bought a few weeks ago during the Mimco sale. Do I have an addiction? I think it’s fair to say yes.

Close-up of the beautiful leather.

Pretty Ballerina

These are one of the pairs of ballet flats I bought on the weekend while with Bev. The others are soft black leather with cream piping and ribbons that tie around the ankle. They arrive in two weeks. I can’t wait!


I am totally hooked on IKEA. I am transforming our junk cupboard in the hall into a shoe cupboard a la Carrie Bradshaw. I find their food somewhat disturbing though.

IKEA “chocolate”. Yeah, suuuuure it is.

IKEA $1 hotdog. Is there actually any meat in there?

Don’t do it Alec!