There are a few brands of clothes that I talk about here a lot. Try and guess which ones I mean. Got them in mind? Well, they are Virtu {and via them TS14+}, Autograph, Moda for Target, Emerson & Avella for BigW and Mix Apparel for Coles. It’s not an accident, these are the places I shop for clothes. Toss in the occasional items from City Chic, ASOS and Crossroads and that’s about me done.

I use to shop for all my clothes at higher end retail type places. Then I ended up with three properties {all mortgaged}, a business, a husband and all sorts of boring responsibility type things. And all of a sudden even the sale racks at MYER and David Jones made me cringe. For me clothing receipts were compared to their percentage of a weekly {monthly even! eeek} payment on a mortgage and I just couldn’t justify it any more. And to honest, I don’t miss it. Sure, I might still grab the odd piece from Basque or Piper for Women but they no longer make up my entire wardrobe.

Which brings me back to my point, THE point. Today something pretty darn cool happened. It’s been in the works for a little while. There was submissions to make and i’s to dot. But I can now announce the I will be writing for the Mix Apparel lifestyle blog along with some other wonderful bloggers that you may know. SOME you might have even met. But I’m not going to tell you here, you’ll have to go over there and check them out for yourself.

So there you go. I’ll update you when a new post goes live over there so you can pop over and read it if you like. I really hope you do. I think it’ll be a great place to stretch my writing muscle, meet some new people and a chance to give away some more awesome products  that I personally use. Oh, and it’ll make me look good to the Mix people, don’t you think?

ps. If high end is your thing, no judgement here. When I have the cash flow, without having to sacrifice my lifestyle for it, I’ll be back. To some degree. 

  • Thea

    How exciting!!

    PS I have the stripe t-shirt too and LOVE it! 🙂

    • I know, right! Woooo. Great casual top that stripy one. I’ve worn mine almost to death.

  • Amy

    I was excited to hear that you would be one of the bloggers Melissa. I am writing my first post now, it is to go live on Tuesday and to say I am nervous about it would be an understatement.

    Can’t wait to read everyones posts!

    • Thanks Amy. Us Queenslanders has truly represented. Good luck with your post. Just write it like you would for your own blog. Don’t freak out. It’ll make the post sucky. Trust me. Been THERE.

  • the last 10 items of clothing I’ve bought have all been Mix! So handy, so cheap, so good xx

    • And you would make this look goooood, I’d bet. Did you grab any of the maxi’s from a few weeks back? I bet they’d suit you beautifully.

  • xmintycupcakesx

    I still haven’t check it out, I really should! Cute top btw 🙂

    • Yes, of course you should! 😉

      The top in this pic is from Virtu. Whoops, that was a bit confusing given the title. Ha.

  • claire

    I love Mix……..lots a cheap, casual tops to pick up whilst grocery shopping…… Although I have to stop myself from shopping at Coles as my trolley seems to be made up more of clothes than groceries…..

    • This happens to me all the time. Groceries tucked under a pile of clothes. Especially once they started sales racks, too good to ignore. 😉

  • Ohh! Exciting! We don’t have any clothing in my local Sydney store, but when I went back to visit Adelaide they had it and it was probably a little sad at how excited I was about it! I’m happy to say, I now own two Mix Apparel items!

    • Woot! Glad to hear. Nothing like a bit of holiday shopping, I know I did plenty when visiting Dani. Too much in fact. Haha.

  • Lucy

    Ooooh! So very proud of you! xxx

  • high end has never been for me. I just don’t see the point in spending so much money on something as simple as a t-shirt. I haven’t checked lately to see if “my” Coles has the Mix range yet, I’ll add it to my next shopping list.

    • There’s a store locator on the site River. That’ll be the easiest way to check.

  • Mrs Catch

    Mix Tshirts are great. I like them because they are a little longer ( suiting *Tallies* like me). Looking forward to reading the new posts.

    • So true. Tallies and the likes of me who doesn’t wear the official sizes. Haha.

      Thanks Mrs Catch!