Thursday, 28 July 2011

Buying from

People have been asking me how I buy from when soooo many other reviews on the internet depict this website as selling terrible quality clothes. I'll post some examples later, but for now, here is my quick strategy guide for BUYING WHOLESALE CLOTHING.

1. Type Wholesale into the lookbook search bar and browse other people who are wearing clothes from that website. Many have links to urls and doing this is helpful because you know what the clothes will look like. If they're a similar body type to you as well, then you know it'll fit you too! Also google reviews of wholesale-dress, and find blogs which actually display the blogger wearing the clothes.

2. When you've got a basket full of items you want, comment on EVERY ITEM in the "ask a question" section to ask if it's in stock. Often they forget to update items when they're out of stock, so you need to do this to make sure.
Still, buying from is risky because sometimes even when they say something is in stock it is not. If you want cheap clothes you'll need to take this risk, and they'll refund you the money and shipping costs of the out of stock item as store credit which you can use on subsequent purchases.

3. Shipping is expensive but the more you buy the cheaper it is, relatively at least. Try and do hauls of at least $150 each time. Fedex is also the best postage to go with.
Don't go for items which are $2 or under. They'll almost never be good. Go for items which are $5 up and the quality will almost always be good.

More information which could also be helpful:

Generally ignore the sizing on items. It's usually wrong (except for shoes). Everything turns out to be about a size US2/UK6/AU6 no matter what it says. Just make sure the sizing is approximately what your body measurements are, give or take about 8 cm.

I order shoe size 40. For reference, in Australia, my shoe size is 8, and from Forever 21 (USA) my shoe size is 8 as well. Euro sizing-wise, i'm usually a 40.

BAGS, HATS AND SHOES are a really good buy! Or perhaps I've just been lucky. Anyway you can look HERE or HERE to see some examples of bags, shoes and hats that I've bought from

Still, buying wholesale is more risky than buying off a normal online website. But if you follow this kind of strategy, and have in mind that you're paying much less than you would for similar or identical items bought elsewhere, it really is worth it.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Pocketwatches are Cool! / Patterned Picnic


  1. 1.

    Beige Mary Jane Wedges

    $25 - Forever 21
  2. 2.

    Bowtie Floral Vintage Dress

    $20 - Cream on King
  3. 3.

    Straw Bowler Hat

    $2 -
  4. 4.

    Rose Lace Tights

    $5 - Forever 21
  5. 5.

    Rose Buckle Belt

    $8 - Forever 21
  6. 6.

    Pocket Watch Necklace

    $10, Sydney Market 

Pocketwatches are cool and so are these rose lace tights – but they do get ripped so very easily.

    Saturday, 23 July 2011

    Suspenders and Lace

    This is the outfit I wore the other night to see Modest Mouse. I aimed for my clothes to be moshpit friendly: Cardigan can be tied to satchel bag when it gets too hot, short sleeves for easy arm movement, shorts (not a skirt) for dancing without flashing everyone and skirt riding up, and big combat boots so feet don’t get crushed.
    Also, Modest Mouse were amazing.


    1. Asos Orange Dress - $28 - (worn as top)

    2. Lace Tiered Shorts - $5 -

    3. Cream Granny Cardigan - $20 -

    4. Colour Block Suspender Tights - $3 -

    5. Pocketwatch - $10 - Sydney Markets

    6. Black Combat Boots - $15 - KMart

    It's been raining forever so I had to take these photos inside - sorry for the terrible quality. I just did another Wholesale-dress haul and it went alright - these tights are amazing and the lace shorts are pretty cool too.

    Friday, 22 July 2011

    Summer hats are my new winter trend


    Straw Bowler Hat

    Hollow-out Oxfords

    Waisted Contrast Button Dress
    $42, Asos

    Embroided Shoulder Bag

    I am sick of it being winter in the southern hemisphere while everyone else up north is running around all happy and summery in lovely summer clothes. It snowed here the other day and I had to wear about 10 layers of clothing, and was very puffy looking but still freezing! So, in this photo I am more or less being stubborn and pretending that it’s warm with my summer hat and brand new ASOS dress and bare legs (Ignore that my kneecaps are tinged a little purplish). At the very least I can look back on this photo and think: Ah yes! What a nice summers day that was!