LIA LOVES... FASHION. FOOD. FAMILY. FUN.

Follow her adventures as Adelaide's expert shopper & theatre reviewer!

September 29, 2015
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Boots, coffee and leather

So today, like most days, I go shopping with an open mind… I start with my usual skim latte [skim? full cream? Does it really matter?] at Coffee Club and their sensational smashed avocado on turkish bread with a side of scrambled eggs. To. Die. For. I decide to wander to Mimco to check out any new stock… and lo and behold. A blue beauty of a cross body bag hits me for six. You see, with 3 young kids, a cross body bag is my equivalent to a bejewelled evening clutch. It’s either a baby bag or cross body…that’s as glamorous as I get these days. This baby will be hitting the outlet store in the next week, so I set my alarm on my phone to EXTRA LOUD so I don’t miss out. I’ve had a few requests for tan ankle boots with a mid heel, so I make my way to Wittner. You want tan boots. Wittner have them a plenty. At 65% off, why not pick up a tan, black and […]
September 2, 2015
harbour-town-fathers-day

Shopping for Father’s Day – tips and bargains!

Last minute bargain Father’s Day Ideas… With Fathers Day just around the corner, I thought I’d help you all out with some top tips on where to shop for the special blokes in your life. You’re welcome. Harbour Town caters for just about every type of dad there is. For the cool casual dad, I’d be heading to Connor, Gazman, Roger David and Oxford. Ed Harry have a great range of new season shirts at outlet prices and at Tarocash there are chinos and shirts as far as the eye can see. If your dad is more into sweating it out then check out Adidas, Fila Brand Direct, Intersport, Sports Power and Converse. Brooks Factory Direct have a huge sale with their runners at more than 50% off! Where at JT Surf, your skater dad can hold onto his youth a little bit more with big surf brands like Hurley, Rip Curl and Santa Cruz. Perhaps you need to shop a more mature look? We’ve got that covered too. Stafford Ellinson, Rivers and Black Pepper […]
August 19, 2015
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Me – huz – kids – now back to me…

I just love wandering Harbour Town, looking for the next bargain, seeing what treasures I can find. As I walked past Millers Fashion, something told me to stop and go in. Call it my bargain instinct. Glad I did, because I found THE softest cargo pant EVER and a navy and white knit all for $31. I repeat, $31 the entire outfit. They have 40% off store wide – even the most reduced stuff. Prices start at a crazy $4…. The huz has specifically asked for work shirts, so I head into Gazman, where racks upon racks of stripe, patterned, plain business shirts are only $29. Done. Now back to me. Nine West have a super sale with 40% off even the sale price…so leather shoes starting at $30? That is so my thing. Designer, cheap, awesome! It’s been a while since I picked something up for the kids, and you can’t go wrong in Smiggle. It’s their go-to whenever we are at H-Town. I love their 3 for $10 tables…something for each of them. […]
August 11, 2015
lialovesoutlet-aug-11

Shop, coffee, shop, coffee and repeat…

Big shopping week, so to fuel up, I start at Silvana Cafe where a coffee and cake deal gives me the caffeine and sugar hit required to go the distance. Yummo. Time for nails. Paris Nails and Beauty have this fandagalled product called SNS, which lasts longer than shellac and is better for your nails than acrylic. I love! And only $45. Once a month, add that to my beauty regime.. Speaking of regime, I really need to exercise more, and I can’t do that without the correct undergarments holding everything in place (read: boobs). So I head into Bonds, as I’ve just discovered they stock a massive range of Berlei. And these are my absolute fave sports bras. Oh, and they have 30% off. Bonus!! Another awesome find if you are new to Harbour Town…Union Clothing are a huge stockist for cmeo collective and Finders Keepers The Label…but at a fraction of the cost. And today, they have racks and racks of stuff at $79.99 and $99.99!! Good gawd… For those that know me, […]
August 3, 2015
lialovesoutlet-aug-3

Cross body, cushions and classic suits… just another day at HT!

I still can’t believe Harbour Town has an Oroton outlet. I mean, a minimum of 60% off? That’s just nuts. And we all know how much I love navy. And cross body bags. And sunnies. So when I can pick up both, at under $200, from Oroton, you can imagine my excitement. Squeeee!! I’m also getting organised for Father’s Day, and at Cosmetics Fragrance Direct, they have the most awesome Kenneth Cole gift packs for just $49. Scentsational… If you’re anything like me and have a scatter cushion obsession, then head into Adairs. Bright, fun, stylish and only $9.95 each. Perfect for my daughters room. Next to the other 67 cushions on her bed… I’ve had a few requests for stylish, slim, well made and cut suits. Well, Stafford Ellinson is the place to go. Handstitched, wool, classically made and considering these suits are usually over $1000….you can pick one up from $349. Would you like me to repeat that? $349. Yep, most are 70% off the original retail price. Just don’t tell the big […]
July 30, 2015
lialovesoutlet-jul-30

If the price is right…

There is usually no rhyme or reason when I shop. I generally have an idea of what I’m looking for, but if something grabs my eye, I’m easily swayed. Especially if the price is right. Granted, I am supposed to be looking for some shoes for the huz, so I wander into Industrie first, as I love their styling. Lo and behold, they don’t disappoint! Gorge lace up boat shoes for just $59.95. Done. As I walk past Converse, my eyes are drawn to the wall of sneakers at 50% off!! Wall to wall Converse at a fraction of the cost. My boys love these shoes – cool, comfy, last forever. Popped into Oxford, and boy am I glad I did…everything in store is at least 75% off! Hot cocktail dresses at around $57? You betcha. Never thought I’d be writing that sentence…. Next up at Diesel they have a whole rack of hawt mens shirts at 70% off. Only $50. Tick another item off for the huz. Such a good wifey. I’ve been looking […]
July 1, 2015
lia loves outlet welcome

Welcome to Lia Loves Outlet

Hi, my name is Lia. And I’m a shopaholic. I love shopping. There, I said it. I. Love. Shopping. I love it, love it, love it! I love the thrill of setting off in search of an item, let’s say a harem pant in a leather look (specific I know, but work with me here) and coming away with an entire outfit, said leather pants included, for the price I was willing to pay just for the pants. Really, if you have a pulse and get excited by words like ‘SALE!’ and ‘40% off!’, and your significant other has looked at you suspiciously when you’ve stepped out in a new outfit (‘what this old thing?! I’ve had this for AGES!’) then no doubt, you love shopping too. Welcome to my club. And I’m not just talking clothes. Oh no, my addiction does not discriminate. My heart beats a little bit faster walking into a homewares store (don’t get me started on mid century modern). Handbags, oh my glob, handbags. I have more shoes than days in the year. I’ve got every […]
September 29, 2015
lialovesoutlet-sep-29

Boots, coffee and leather

So today, like most days, I go shopping with an open mind… I start with my usual skim latte [skim? full cream? Does it really matter?] at Coffee Club and their sensational smashed avocado on turkish bread with a side of scrambled eggs. To. Die. For. I decide to wander to Mimco to check out any new stock… and lo and behold. A blue beauty of a cross body bag hits me for six. You see, with 3 young kids, a cross body bag is my equivalent to a bejewelled evening clutch. It’s either a baby bag or cross body…that’s as glamorous as I get these days. This baby will be hitting the outlet store in the next week, so I set my alarm on my phone to EXTRA LOUD so I don’t miss out. I’ve had a few requests for tan ankle boots with a mid heel, so I make my way to Wittner. You want tan boots. Wittner have them a plenty. At 65% off, why not pick up a tan, black and […]
September 2, 2015
harbour-town-fathers-day

Shopping for Father’s Day – tips and bargains!

Last minute bargain Father’s Day Ideas… With Fathers Day just around the corner, I thought I’d help you all out with some top tips on where to shop for the special blokes in your life. You’re welcome. Harbour Town caters for just about every type of dad there is. For the cool casual dad, I’d be heading to Connor, Gazman, Roger David and Oxford. Ed Harry have a great range of new season shirts at outlet prices and at Tarocash there are chinos and shirts as far as the eye can see. If your dad is more into sweating it out then check out Adidas, Fila Brand Direct, Intersport, Sports Power and Converse. Brooks Factory Direct have a huge sale with their runners at more than 50% off! Where at JT Surf, your skater dad can hold onto his youth a little bit more with big surf brands like Hurley, Rip Curl and Santa Cruz. Perhaps you need to shop a more mature look? We’ve got that covered too. Stafford Ellinson, Rivers and Black Pepper […]
August 19, 2015
caption info here

Me – huz – kids – now back to me…

I just love wandering Harbour Town, looking for the next bargain, seeing what treasures I can find. As I walked past Millers Fashion, something told me to stop and go in. Call it my bargain instinct. Glad I did, because I found THE softest cargo pant EVER and a navy and white knit all for $31. I repeat, $31 the entire outfit. They have 40% off store wide – even the most reduced stuff. Prices start at a crazy $4…. The huz has specifically asked for work shirts, so I head into Gazman, where racks upon racks of stripe, patterned, plain business shirts are only $29. Done. Now back to me. Nine West have a super sale with 40% off even the sale price…so leather shoes starting at $30? That is so my thing. Designer, cheap, awesome! It’s been a while since I picked something up for the kids, and you can’t go wrong in Smiggle. It’s their go-to whenever we are at H-Town. I love their 3 for $10 tables…something for each of them. […]
August 11, 2015
lialovesoutlet-aug-11

Shop, coffee, shop, coffee and repeat…

Big shopping week, so to fuel up, I start at Silvana Cafe where a coffee and cake deal gives me the caffeine and sugar hit required to go the distance. Yummo. Time for nails. Paris Nails and Beauty have this fandagalled product called SNS, which lasts longer than shellac and is better for your nails than acrylic. I love! And only $45. Once a month, add that to my beauty regime.. Speaking of regime, I really need to exercise more, and I can’t do that without the correct undergarments holding everything in place (read: boobs). So I head into Bonds, as I’ve just discovered they stock a massive range of Berlei. And these are my absolute fave sports bras. Oh, and they have 30% off. Bonus!! Another awesome find if you are new to Harbour Town…Union Clothing are a huge stockist for cmeo collective and Finders Keepers The Label…but at a fraction of the cost. And today, they have racks and racks of stuff at $79.99 and $99.99!! Good gawd… For those that know me, […]
August 3, 2015
lialovesoutlet-aug-3

Cross body, cushions and classic suits… just another day at HT!

I still can’t believe Harbour Town has an Oroton outlet. I mean, a minimum of 60% off? That’s just nuts. And we all know how much I love navy. And cross body bags. And sunnies. So when I can pick up both, at under $200, from Oroton, you can imagine my excitement. Squeeee!! I’m also getting organised for Father’s Day, and at Cosmetics Fragrance Direct, they have the most awesome Kenneth Cole gift packs for just $49. Scentsational… If you’re anything like me and have a scatter cushion obsession, then head into Adairs. Bright, fun, stylish and only $9.95 each. Perfect for my daughters room. Next to the other 67 cushions on her bed… I’ve had a few requests for stylish, slim, well made and cut suits. Well, Stafford Ellinson is the place to go. Handstitched, wool, classically made and considering these suits are usually over $1000….you can pick one up from $349. Would you like me to repeat that? $349. Yep, most are 70% off the original retail price. Just don’t tell the big […]
July 30, 2015
lialovesoutlet-jul-30

If the price is right…

There is usually no rhyme or reason when I shop. I generally have an idea of what I’m looking for, but if something grabs my eye, I’m easily swayed. Especially if the price is right. Granted, I am supposed to be looking for some shoes for the huz, so I wander into Industrie first, as I love their styling. Lo and behold, they don’t disappoint! Gorge lace up boat shoes for just $59.95. Done. As I walk past Converse, my eyes are drawn to the wall of sneakers at 50% off!! Wall to wall Converse at a fraction of the cost. My boys love these shoes – cool, comfy, last forever. Popped into Oxford, and boy am I glad I did…everything in store is at least 75% off! Hot cocktail dresses at around $57? You betcha. Never thought I’d be writing that sentence…. Next up at Diesel they have a whole rack of hawt mens shirts at 70% off. Only $50. Tick another item off for the huz. Such a good wifey. I’ve been looking […]
July 1, 2015
lia loves outlet welcome

Welcome to Lia Loves Outlet

Hi, my name is Lia. And I’m a shopaholic. I love shopping. There, I said it. I. Love. Shopping. I love it, love it, love it! I love the thrill of setting off in search of an item, let’s say a harem pant in a leather look (specific I know, but work with me here) and coming away with an entire outfit, said leather pants included, for the price I was willing to pay just for the pants. Really, if you have a pulse and get excited by words like ‘SALE!’ and ‘40% off!’, and your significant other has looked at you suspiciously when you’ve stepped out in a new outfit (‘what this old thing?! I’ve had this for AGES!’) then no doubt, you love shopping too. Welcome to my club. And I’m not just talking clothes. Oh no, my addiction does not discriminate. My heart beats a little bit faster walking into a homewares store (don’t get me started on mid century modern). Handbags, oh my glob, handbags. I have more shoes than days in the year. I’ve got every […]