Payday splurge: What the FQ team are buying this week

28 March 2019
By Fashion Quarterly


The clothing, beauty products, accessories and homewares we’re adding-to-cart this week.

When you’re constantly surrounded by clothes, new designs, fresh prints and incredible designers, it can be extremely hard to resist temptation and fight the desire to purchase, time and time again. This is the world of fashion media after all.

It seems almost every second email we receive includes an item screaming *buy me*; a hazard of the job is the incredibly long wishlist which becomes an everyday reality for us and so often, all willpower goes out the window and we set about nabbing the item we’re promoting before it’s gone. Because everyone knows, the shortest horror story ever is the words ‘sold out’.

We’ve compiled a list of the things we’re buying this week to share with you, because we think your list is looking a little too empty: 



“Sneakers may have gone in some weird and wonderful directions of late, but I still love the clean lines of the classic Adidas Stan Smith. I can’t wait to get my hands on Stella McCartney’s version, made with vegetarian leather and featuring the designer’s face on one of the tongues alongside the tennis legend that the style is named after.” —Zoe Walker-Ahwa, editor

Shop: Stella #stansmith, $345 USD, from Stella McCartney


“Full disclosure, I was gifted this new Berlei UnderState Wirefree bra at an event this week, but I’m already planning to buy more! With no underwire, but great support and just the right amount of coverage, it’s THE perfect T-shirt bra. This bra was even designed to combat that annoying underarm and back bulge that some bras give, so if that’s your bug-bear then this might just be your new favourite, too.” Lucy Slight, features director

Shop: Berlei Understate bra, $45, from Farmers

Fit Bit Versa Lite Smartwatch

“My 2019 resolution was to put my health first this year. So far, I’m tracking along okay—okay, but not great. I’ve re-joined the gym, I’ve been trying out ClassPass and I’m trying to meal prep more often to avoid any last minute Uber Eats temptation (that one is tougher than I thought!). I know I could be doing a lot better, so one of the new Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatches (released this month) will be a great way to keep track of my progress and keep me motivated to drive continuous results. Where I’m especially falling flat is with sleep so the watch will great in helping me understand my sleep patterns so I can make some adjustments there, too.” Kelly McAuliffe, digital editor

Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch, $249.00, from Noel Leeming


“Like any good sidekick, the right handbag backs you up. The new edition Boxette Grande from Deadly Ponies will be there when I need it, everything from a hands-free dancing companion to a classic clutch when attending a more serious black tie event. With the new DP insignia clasp and a detachable gold chain cross-body cord,  it’s sleek and versatile – exactly what my evening wardrobe has been missing.” Jessica-Belle Greer, features editor

Shop: Mr Boxette Grande, $599, from Deadly Ponies


“It dawned on me recently that I’m yet to own anything with a snakeskin print. (And to think I call myself an adult?!) Given my penchant for western boots, the next item on my wish list is the Blake Western Boot from Mi Piaci in Brown Snake. Summer is out, serpent is in.” Terri Dunn, digital content producer

Shop: Blake Western boot, $320, from Mi Piaci


“A good pair of jeans can be so incredibly hard to find – yes, it’s not rocket science but the process certainly isn’t as easy as it should be, especially when it comes to finding the right length, sizing colour AND rips ratio. I love this pair because it can take me straight from workplace to casual wear with the cool and fashion-forward ’90s fit that admittedly sold me straight away, this pair is what denim dreams are made of.” Maxine Fourie, junior digital content producer

Shop: 90s fit jeans, $278, from Revolve

Photos: Getty Images, Supplied

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