Here’s the scene: a usual breakfast catch up with a girlfriend, drinking coffee, bitching about the Real Housewives of Melbourne and eating Insta-worthy avocado and fetta sourdough. Life’s normal – I’m ignoring the 1000 messages from my mother “Have you called the doctor yet?” “Are you taking the dog for a walk?” “Why does my car have no petrol?” blah blah blah. Until suddenly, my friend uttered the few words my heart longs to hear and I almost choked on piece of rocket.
“Come again?!” I squealed
“Oh you didn’t know? It’s VOSN (Vogue online shopping night.) So many brands have 20%-50% off stock and it starts in an hour.”
My pulse began to race. My vision went blurry. I started seeing the word SALE all around me!
Suddenly I had to go – almost doing a runner on the bill – I flew home, scooped up my laptop, grabbed my credit card: let the games begin!
You’ve never heard of VOSN? I’ll give you the juicy details about this event. It occurs twice a year, in May and October (I know, it’s like two Christmas’!) and runs between 12pm and 12am. There are a list of participating retailers that sell stock ranging from beauty to shoes to fashion, to homewares and jewellery. There are even retailers for magazine subscriptions, memberships and stationary.
Now before you go and throw your credit card into the fiery depths of hell we call “debt”, you need to know what to buy.
You know what they say: if a smart person fails to prepare then they prepares to fail (doesn’t sound like a very smart person to me.) You need a plan of attack when it comes to discounts, and I don’t mean diving in like a mad woman and adding all to cart, as tempting as that may be. Consider what you want, and what you need, because once the clock strikes twelve, it’s not long before you’re seeing this on all your faves….
For example, Winter is coming (And no I’m not referencing GoT, although OMG did you see the last episode?!)
I’m talking about the real winter! The one where getting out of bed is a mission comparable to climbing Everest and my diet consists of hot chocolates and emotional eating. You need to get your fashion priorities in order and stock up that winter wardrobe.
Jac + Jack have amazing winter coats, offering 20% off your total purchase price when entering the code: JACVOSN in cart. The designers and founders, Jacqueline and Lisa, use premium, natural fibres in their collections with a modern and simplistic style, meaning their items will essentially layer perfectly with your existing wardrobe.
Another one of my favourites to add to your plan of attack would be Skin and Threads. Today you could receive 20% off when adding the word VOSN2016 in cart. With Skin and Threads you can be proud to be Australian as this Aussie born brand lives in Sydney and Melbourne. You can embrace the season’s most stylish collection of tops, pants, scarves and cardigans that are an essential part of any it-girl’s wardrobe.
One more hint, just cause I’m feeling generous – you NEED to get your hands on some Misha Collection evening-wear! Only three years old, this new brand embraces a classic colour palette accompanied by elegant styles making this collection the brand for the modern, and chic woman.
So now that I’ve got you all excited and prepared I’m sure I can smell the smoke where your credit card is burning a hole in your pocket. Hurry! There are only so many hours in the day and the sale ends at midnight. Shop away my little fashion fairies, shop away.