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Fashionomics Friday Featured Fashionista - Suger Coat It

I've got such a treat for you today - our featured fashionista is Melissa from Aussie life and style blog, Suger Coat It.  Her blog is a melting pot overflowing with advice on how to style yourself, your life and your blog.  I could get lost there for hours!

Melissa is a woman with a huge sense of humour and a wicked sense of style.  She's my kindred spirit with her love of monochrome and stripes, too.

Head over to Suger Coat It to check out her unique take on life and style.

1. Spend or Splurge.  Where do you save money and what do you "go large" on?

I don't own a lot of expensive items, though I guess a lot of the pieces I own from Australian designers might classify as expensive to some. I like to buy quality in jeans, jackets, work clothes (suiting, skirts and pants) and when I can find them, shoes. They are the items I need to survive my life and the rest fits in between.  

2. Cost per wear.  Have you bought a really expensive piece but got lots of wear out of it? 

I think cost per wear HAS to be a factor in the decision. But you can't let it trick you into buying something completely impractical. Like say, a sequin peplum skirt and top combo in pink. Sure I love it, I've even loaned it out a few times, but I've never worn it. Cost per wear can be something you trick yourself with sometimes too. That said, good quality boots though, well that's a different story. 

3. Thrift or not - do you love a good op-shopping session?

I've never had much success with op-shopping. I did steal a few of my Mum's old jackets. I count that as a win. 

4. Do you have any "secret shops" that you'd like to share with us? 

It's no secret that I love Australian brand 17 Sundays. I feel like I saw their clothes loved them then I stalked the owners until I was proud to call them my friends. So yes, my secrets are all out there for everyone to see.  

5. What is your best piece of Fashionomics advice to give? 

I give a lot of advice in my Budget Fashionista Workbook *coughPLUGcough* about knowing what you have, knowing what you like and then knowing where to buy them. I think the easiest way to be frugal with your closet is to know your style and buy well in the first place. 

You can find Melissa hanging out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, too. And if you're a Pinner, check out her Pinterest feed too.

If you're a blogger with a passion for dressing fashionomically, I'd love to hear from you!

Link up now and be in with a chance to win a $50 Westfield voucher in collaboration with Agent Mystery Case.


  1. Keen to hear more about the budget fashionista workbook. Sounds interesting.

    1. Well here's a link I prepared earlier! ( Haha. This is the link to the eBook which is reworked blog content you can find on the blog. Let me know if you wanted to know more, I'm happy to flog my wares wherever I can. ;)

  2. I love reading Suger Coat it. Melissa has made the best comment about staying frugal. Knowing your style saves you so much money! I'm definitely gonna share this little bigger of wisdom around social media Melissa. Vicki, I added a post that isn't technically about an outfit bargain but the whole outfit is $50 including shoes! Thanks for the link up. Bron x

    1. Thank you Bron! And for the share on Instagram. I appreciate the shout out. x

  3. I love Suger Coat It! Fashion and giggle. Melissa is a pro at mixing and matching, fan girl!

    1. Yaaaay! Glad to hear it. Haha. Thank you Em, I do tend to wear the favourites to death. ;)

  4. Great to see you there Melissa! Melissa's great :)

  5. A big, big, big thank you for having me! Loving this series. Glad I had the chance to participate. I might have to find a relevant post to link up from now one. :D


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