There was much anticipation. We waited with bated breath to see what the bride would wear on her wedding day. I am, of course, talking about the royal wedding of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex to Meghan Markle. Come D- day and there she was, walking down the aisle, in a Givenchy gown, elegant in its simplicity.
Fashion lessons learned from the royal wedding, elegance prevails:
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Guilty as charged! My Mother’s Day 2018 post is late. Thanks in advance to the loyal readers of deidaablog for your patience. Members of Deidaaratti (Deidaa Mail Club) have been particularly kind to us this Mother’s Day. We are working overtime to meet the deadline. Deidaateam is busy wrapping the orders with handmade paper made out of fabric waste. Cards with handwritten messages are accompanying the gifts for mums across Australia. A few have left the shores for overseas destinations.
After all, Mother’s Day gifts must have that personal touch.
Most mums do not look for expensive gifts or elaborate rituals. They look for thought and action that reflect how well you know them and care for them.
How well do you know your mum? Is she a traveller or a crafter? Does she have green fingers? Is she a domestic goddess? Does she belong to the pearls and twin set club or is she the ’70s wild child? Here are a few tips that will help you ace Mother’s Day gift buying in 2018.
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Caught up in the Christmas festivities? Did not realize when the New Year’s Eve party snuck up on you?
Here are some quick and easy tips to get you sorted for the big night tomorrow.
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Boxing Day sale works around two myths.
Boxing Day sale is an annual event.
Boxing Day sale used to be a much awaited annual event. Since the economic downturn, markets have never recovered. Retailers are capitalizing on every opportunity to declare a sale. Easter weekend sale, Anzac Day sale, Mothers’ Day sale, Valentine’s Day sale, EoFY sale, they have it all. Boxing Day sale has lost much of its sheen. Before you flash your plastic fantastic, ensure the discounts are genuine.
There are genuine markdowns on full priced goods at Boxing Day sales:
This may be partly true, at best. Many stores create a ‘seconds’ line for sales and factory outlets.
Follow a few simple rules to shop savvy at the Boxing Day sales:
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We are ten sleeps away from Christmas. Your gift buying has gained momentum. Buying gifts is only a part of the game. Presenting gifts in an interesting manner, completes the package. You have two options. You can get a shop assistant to wrap your gifts in nondescript wrapping paper. You can put some tender loving care into DIY gift wrapping ideas.
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Does the thought of Christmas gift shopping give you the heebie-jeebies? You are suffering from giftophobia and you are not the only one. Giftophobia is common around this time of the year – the fear of giving and receiving the wrong gifts? We know it is the thought behind the gift that matters. However, won’t it be nice if your near and dear ones actually find your gifts useful?
The top 5 tips to master the art of gift shopping are:
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It was a dismal morning. The downpour was merciless and the wind, bone chilling. The punters, nonetheless, were defiant.
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We are five sleeps away from the big day, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day. Melbourne Cup Day is the jewel in the crown of the Spring Racing Festival. Like a jewel, the Melbourne Cup Day is about glamour and sparkle. It is colourful and flamboyant. There is room for adventure and experimentation. Here are the top 5 fashion tips for Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, 2017:
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Goodbye Caulfield Cup, Hello Derby Day…
Fashion at Caulfield Cup 2017 saw a profusion of ruffles, colour and florals. Pinks and corals were cheek by jowl with cobalt blue and emerald green. Cut out dresses were popular, as were the strapless avatars. Headbands co-existed with turbans, traditional racewear, wide-brimmed hats and fascinators. Caulfield Cup does not have a strict dress code. Relaxed and eclectic choices in dresses and accessories abounded.
Derby Day is the inaugural event of Melbourne Spring Racing Festival. Unlike Caulfield Cup, Derby Day is a traditionalist’s delight. It is set in the classic mode, with strict etiquette and dress code to follow. Derby Day is about monochrome, about tints and tones of black and white.
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Curtains rise on Melbourne Spring Racing season 2017 with Caulfield Cup . The atmosphere at the Caulfield Cup is relaxed and youthful. There is a dress code, though, that rules out shorts, denim, parkas, pullovers and thongs.
What to wear at the Caulfield Cup 2017:
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