SNEEK PEAK DFO ULTIMATE WEEKEND FINDS UNDER $100!

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By Chief Bargain Hunter, Chelsea Thomas

My most recent trip to DFO South Wharf was an absolute bonanza of really beautiful, timeless bargains. And that is good news for me, ’cause I have new cool pieces and you, because DFO’s Ultimate Weekend starts this Friday 30 September and runs right through until Monday 3 October.

Oh, I’m sorry, for anyone not watching the Grand Final on Saturday (my hand is up) go shopping. There is not a car on the road and you can snap up all the gorgeous sale items.

I headed in yesterday (then photographed the lot like a mad woman, for all of you to see) and went slightly berko in Calvin Klein (affordable, sexy-rexy delicates), Forever New (races dresses), Windsor Smith (heels under $100, yes ploise) and Valley Girl (jumpsuit mania much).

First stop – hey Calvin Klein.

I was literally gob smacked with the price points. I actually used to avoid this store thinking it would be too exe but I picked up some glorious lacy bras (that more than anything, make you feel together under your ‘werk’ attire). And if you want to get a little sexy on weekends then couple with oversized shirt and layer up, ladies!

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Collar up? Collar down?

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Yes, Spring is coming so you’re going to need some lighter top options. Moosh the look together with black leather look pants and heels. Medium to high ones.

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Flip out the stripes for plain denim. Also, CK.

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Then a Valley Girl jumpsuit appears for $24.95. Gasp. Jaw drop. Wear with a lacy bra showing or if you’re too scared, pop on a lace singlet (or plain) to give you coverage. Calvin has plenty of those too. For cheaaaaap.

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Wide leg = must wear with heels. Nude works in well with navy. Always.

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And oh, what do you know? A floral Valley Girl jumpsuit too. Good for shapes like mine, little boobs, small waist and a bum.

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Forever New = Forever Cool. Lots of options for spring racing. Their offer for the weekend is further 25% off.               Offer available at DFO Essendon, Homebush, Moorabbin and South Wharf.

I’m a sucker for show string straps and lace bottomed dresses. So feminine. This baby was only $29.95 (reduced) and fell off the sale rack into my arms. Delight.

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Who says you gotta pay loads for a spring dress or special occasion frock? NOT me.

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Then, to heels. I whirled around Windsor Smith (who have up to 50% off storewide) as their offer for the weekend.

Surprisingly comfortable for the level of strap support. And cushioned. Good quality. Loving the colours for my ‘drobe too.

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When I saw this stretch skirt, I just knew the fit was going to be good. And flattering. Nice elasticated waist bank and side split. Slinky fabric = always an easy go-to. Also, Forever New.

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What it looks like to walk in. Pah.

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By the way, sign up for DFO Insider in centre, for your chance to win a $500 gift voucher every day across Ultimate Weekend! And the Vic chicks, $5,000 holiday is up for grabs too.

Lap up the shopping girlfriends. The bargains are beyond.

Photography: Lizzie Halloran

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