I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Whether you celebrate it or not, I hope the last two days were full of laughs, love, and relaxing times. If you don’t celebrate it, I hope you did something for yourself – you know, treated yourself.

And today, happy sale day! I always ask for gift cards and cash because not only am I picky, and I like my Australian brands, but I also enjoy tracking down the bargain myself. Make that Christmas money really stretch often for months, you know? I love the idea that I save up that Christmas money and in March finally get that piece that I’ve been watching for months because it went on sale. That’s the real joy for me – the freedom to get what I want when it finally goes on sale.

A quick note on that: this sweater I bought from Turquiose Lane in Australia during their Winter *our Summer* because it was fabulous and went on their end of season sale. And even though it was about 40 degrees celsius here at the time and the idea of wearing a sweater was gross, I knew it was a great deal and it would be perfect for our Winter.

So regarding the sales? I already got a few things from Arnhem, and one dress from Le Salty Label. Can’t wait. Smiles all around. Now I’m going to have chocolate cake for breakfast with a cup of coffee. Why? ‘Cause it’s my birthday this week and I’m starting early.

Sweater – Jens Pirate Booty via Turquoise Lane
Leggings – H&M
Bag – ASOS
Scarf – crocheted by me
Boots – Locale