Sponsored by Nuffnang.
Hold onto your hats Ladies and Gentlemen, because this may be just about the most exciting opportunity you’ll read about this year!
Last week Westfield and Nuffnang contacted me about helping them to find a very special person. A Fashion loving, tech savvy, bargain hunting maestro! A once in a lifetime opportunity to shop and be paid $100,000 to do it!!! (Is that enough exclamation marks to show you how big this is?)
Just to tease me, Westfield invited me along on Monday, to walk a mile in the fashionable shoes of the future Westfield Insider, which was both heaven and hell. The best job in the world but only for one morning? Arghh!
Before even heading out the door I knew that I was to be given a challenge. They wanted me to find, buy and style an outfit that focused on this season’s key trends, all in under an hour and for under $200! Not getting ahead of myself I realised that this meant even more thought to the day’s outfit than just a good pair of walking shoes. I picked out something that I could get on and off in a hurry without messing up my hair, because it just wouldn’t do for the Westfield Insider, let alone Super Kawaii Mama, to look less than fabulous no matter the conditions.
I arrived at Westfield Plenty Valley (in Victoria) first thing in the morning to meet up with the Marketing Manger and be shown the lay of the land. After a quick scout around to find out which stores were available and a bit of a caffeinated heart starter, I hit the shop floors.
Now I have to tell you, while this challenge may sound like a dream come true, it isn’t as easy as it sounds. The hardest part for me was to think about all the new trends and translate these into something quintessentially SKM. We all know I’m a Style Queen not a Trend Hound, so I switched my brain into fabulous overload.
Would it be Nautical, Military, Techno, Neutrals or Coloured Denim? It wasn’t just the clothes to put together, but the shoes and accessories too – that’s a whole lot of shopping for $200! Could I do it?
So many choices! I was loving so many of the soft chambray denims and spring florals, the whole Prairie look is right up my alley at the moment. Temt had some brilliant short, flirty skirts loaded with lace and rose prints. Jeanswest nearly had me sold on a short, ruffled light blue denim number. I could feel my head going around in circles and my eyes being drawn to so many different things that I had to stop, take five and focus, (cue great big chunky chocolate cookie at Mrs Fields).
With so many bargains in the one place it was hard not to get distracted, but I had a mission and a very short time to do it!
With so many fabulous finds, just what did I put together? Check it out!
Nautical / Military done SKM Style!
A stunning Military style dress from Femme Connection. It is a super stretchy poly cotton, with bronze finished button detail and petals at the bust.
The cropped cardigan from Temt captures a nautical feel with its wide navy and white stripes, finished with regimental button front.
A sleek pair of amber and gold toned aviators from Portmans capture the military vibe with their Top Gun looks.
And to carry all those phone numbers I’m sure to pick up, this roaring red handbag with ruffled rose detail from Sintra, is the perfect package.
Because I couldn’t do a Nautical feel without at least one small Sailor Jerry reference, Diva came to the rescue with their golden swallows, worn several ways with this outfit. Tiny little swallow earrings and another pair chasing each other around along a long golden neck chain. First up I wore them as a waist chain detail, then attached them to the oversized striped rose to wear on the hip, then in the hair.
Both the Swallows and the blousy blue and white rose were found at Diva.
To anchor the look (get it..? anchor.. I crack me up!), I paired the short and sexy dress with a killer pair of summer wedges from Novo. With chunky weave-look heels and riveted toe detail, these are the perfect summer solution heel. After all, you can’t be wearing stilettos if you’re going to go cruising the naval yards for a lonely sailor!
(In the absence of said sailor, another aquatic chap stepped in)
Can you believe I found ALL of this for under $200?! I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of each of these pieces and mixing them up to make a myriad of new looks.
So what do you think – could you do the same? This is your chance to give it a go and you could be the new Westfield Insider!
Here’s what’s on offer:
A 12 month, $100,000 contract to shop, style and tell everyone all about the fabulous new fashions found at Westfield!
What you need to do:
Go to www.westfield.com.au and apply for your chance to become the Westfield Insider!
Get prepared for the once in a lifetime opportunity to do what you do best – Shop your heart out and tell everyone about it!
Get moving because applications close on the 1st October 2010!
Full Details of Super Kawaii Mama’s Westfield Nautical / Military Look
Cropped Cardigan – Temt
French Navy Dress – Femme Connection
Aviator Sunglasses – Portmans
Wedge Heels – Novo
Swallow Earrings, Necklace and Rose – DIVA
Red Handbag – Sintra