Sydney shopping spree outfit

Sydney shopping spree outfit

A couple of outfit posts ago I mentioned a shopping spree I went on the night before I left Sydney, Australia. I had been pretty “good” until that night about my shopping while I was in Sydney, despite temptation lurking around every corner. I mean, I even lived within walking distance of the Pitt Street Mall, which is home to some very yummy restaurants and, most importantly, 600 different stores…including Kate Spade, Review Australia and Nine West (a.k.a. a few of my favorite things). Seriously, the shopping in Sydney is amazing.

Sydney shopping spree outfit

The night before my flight I was cleaning out my apartment and stumbled on a 20 percent off coupon for Review Australia, which was all the motivation I needed to head straight for the Pitt Street Mall one last time. It was raining cats & dogs that chilly night, but I was not to be deterred from filling the little bit of spare room left in my suitcase.

The outfit you see in these photos is all thanks to that little shopping spree. It might also look familiar because this outfit was the image I used in my “15 Online Stores Similar to ModCloth” post. I told you I was going to buy it! And the sales associate was so kind that night as to suggest other new arrivals and matching cardigans to go with my lovely new skirt. (One which I featured here.) Needless to say, I made quite the haul that night!

Review Australia floral midi skirt

One of my biggest regrets, though, from my time in Sydney, is not exploring too much beyond the Pitt Street Mall. It was conveniently located right by me with a plethora of my favorite stores. However, that means I never fully experienced all that Sydney has to offer in terms of shopping. That became particularly true after recently reading “A Guide to Shopping in Sydney.” What really made me feel a twinge of disappointment in my shopping abilities was the mention of all the incredible vintage stores in Newtown. Why had I never thought to pick up some of the delightful vintage frocks I had admired on all my favorite Aussie bloggers for so long? This had been my chance, and I blew it!

Sydney shopping spree outfit

Ah, well. That just means I will certainly have to return to Sydney one day and check out the vintage stores in Newtown, Surry Hills and Paddington. Until then, I’ll content myself with these vintage-inspired goodies from Review Australia.

Have you been on any good shopping sprees lately? And, if you’ve been, what are some of your favorite spots to shop in Sydney? Let me know in the comments!

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*Side note about these photos… this is the outfit I wore while I was back in the US last week for my nephew’s baptism. It was perfect for the occasion!

Where to find it:

Skirt: Review Australia (Pitt Street Mall)
Sweater (The collar is removable for easy washing!): Review Australia (Pitt Street Mall)
Flats: Amazon (Size up at least a half size, these run small.)

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22 thoughts on “Sydney Shopping Spree

  1. robjodiefilogomo

    Awww….your nephew is the cutest!
    And what a fabulous outfit, Lindsey! I get into the same rut about going to the same stores. It doesn’t help when you get their discounts, because you don’t want the discount to go to “waste”, right?
    Rob & I just went on a shoe shopping spree!! But considering he even got 3 pairs of shoes, it was a great deal!!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Aw, thank you, Jodie! And oh yes – I know exactly what you mean! And that is good you got your husband to go along with. Getting my hubby to buy new shoes is about as bad as telling him he needs a tooth pulled, haha.

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  2. Lee (@leethrifts)

    Oh my, I LOVE this outfit!! You look so feminine and chic! While I was in canada I didn’t buy much until my last night b/c it was pouring rain too! hahah. I mean, I didn’t live there – I was just visiting for a week but it was kind of fun to take myself shopping.

    Lee – leethrifts.com

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Thank you so much, Lee! I did see you were in Canada recently! Haha that’s too funny it was raining the night you went shopping too. I’m not much of an in-store shopper, but it is fun to go every once in awhile. πŸ™‚

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  3. Bry Jaimea

    I grew up in Sydney, and honestly, since moving to the UK, the shopping and Sydney style is something I miss every. single. day! So glad you got to experience it and enjoyed it!

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  4. Thoroughly Modern Emily

    !!! Your nephew is absolutely adorable! And his snuggly little blanket looks great with your outfit ;).

    Kudos to you for living right near an epic mall and NOT buying the entire universe! I’ve drooled over SO many pieces from Review on some of the Aussie pinup girls I follow, and this post makes me want to save up for a shopping spree in Australia. (And some normal travel adventures there, I suppose.) It really seems to me like Australian brands are doing such amazing vintage reproduction lately!

    <3!
    Emily

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Aw, thank you, Emily! He LOVES that blanket. πŸ™‚ Haha! Yesss! Go to Australia for the shopping (and of course the travel too, haha). And I agree, Aussie brands have been hitting it out of the park with vintage reproduction.

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  5. Tales of Two

    As a Sydney sider I do love myself some Pitt Street Mall, Its convenient with all stores in one location! However vintage shopping is the best in Newtown and Surry Hills! Paddington is a bit more on the pricier side but some beautiful boutique stores and perfect when sales are on!

    Such a feminine and pretty look πŸ™‚

    http://www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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