Emergency shopping for the bump

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Nov 032012

I thought that after 6 years I would be used to the hot Adelaide summers but every year it is yet another struggle, especially now that I am pregnant I am not looking forward to the upcoming heat. The weather prediction for this weekend is rather scary (a staggering 36 degrees!) and I realised I don’t even have cool maternity clothes to wear! Luckily there is always Target to the rescue and with 20% off all womens clothing this week I quickly dropped by the Target Maternity department to grab some essentials for the weekend.

I was pretty chuffed to find that one of my favourite colours of this season made it to the maternity section too and judging by the few numbers that were left of this coral Striped Sleeveless Feeding Tank ($25) other pregnant mums liked it too. The longer length should cover up my baby bump until the end and of course the nursing access will be very convenient once baby has arrived.

Target Maternity Department

The tank is available in other colours too but I thought this was nice and summery, plus it was a good excuse to grab myself a matching bracelet ($10). With the current 20% off promotion the nursing tanks cost just $20 each which is a great price for an essential item for new mums.

When I spotted this gorgeous Maternity Gathered Summer Skirt ($39) I knew I had to have it for my summer wardrobe, navy is such an easy colour and goes with almost anything. The stretchy waistband can be worn under or over your belly and offers a bit of extra support without being too tight. Of course I couldn’t resist scooping up a matching Striped Ruffle Maternity Tank ($25), just add some sandals or ballet flats and I have a complete outfit for a sunny day.

Only after I got home I found this Colour Block Woven Maternity Dress online, I think it looks very cute and the little belt is included (bonus!). I love the bright aqua band at the bottom and I do have some aqua sandals on my wishlist for this season so it would be a great match. Hopefully I’ll find it in store at my next visit, I have a bit of Christmas shopping left so I think it won’t be long until I am back.

To find out more about Target, to browse the Maternity range and to shop online visit www.target.com.au.

Mix Apparel

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Nov 222011

As sad as it makes me I have to admit that these days I don’t see many shops on the inside except for a supermarket. Between looking after my three munchkins, (trying to) run my household and sharing my hip finds on Hip little one there is just not much time left to go out shopping, especially for myself. When I do need something I often end up browsing online stores, waiting a few days for my order to arrive online to find that the sizing is completely off, so I have to either go to the post office and pay to return the items or make the trip to the shopping centre, struggle to find a park and push my way through a crowded mall to return the item in store. Coles decided it would be much easier if you could just buy yourself a new outfit whilst you do your weekly grocery shop.

Now I hear you gasp for air as you think of those grey tracksuit pants and fluffy house socks you once picked up at Coles on a rainy Friday night when you were planning a stay-in weekend with junk food and movies. We would love to pretend it never happened but many of us have hidden a pair of Coles flannelette pyjama’s under our weekly shopping. By no means am I suggesting that those buys are now hip and stylish, in fact Coles too has realised that their fashion department was in desperate need of a huge makeover and have done so by introducing Mix Apparel.

Mix Apparel is designed exclusively for Coles by Canadian designer Joseph Mimran and you’ll be pleased to know that you can get your very own designer pieces without paying for the designer pricetag. The most expensive Mix Apparel item costs just $39 so you can put together a hip look even on a small budget, right there in the supermarket aisle next to your laundry needs and toiletries.

From pants to dresses, bikini’s to sunglasses, bags to hats and shoes to necklaces, Mix Apparel has got you covered. These are some of the looks I would have loved to wear the past weekend in Melbourne. A light and summery button up dress ($39) for exploring the promenade on that very hot Friday, a comfortable and classy outfit (smocked tunic $25) for travelling by car on the rainy Saturday and a casual yet stylish combi (jeans $29) for the Kids Business Bloggers Brunch.

The extensive Mix range is designed to be easy to mix and match, within the range but also with items you already own. With new pieces arriving every two weeks there will be something new to look at every time you do your groceries and of course it is always bang on trend. Simply add your Mix items to your trolley and pay for them with the rest of your shopping. At Mix they know mums don’t have much time so you get 30 days for exchanges or refunds.

To find out more about Mix Apparel, to browse the latest catalogue and to locate a Coles near you that stocks Mix Apparel visit www.mixapparel.com.au.

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