The Fab 5: the coolest stuff we found to buy online this week



If you’re feeling overwhelmed and need someone to be a personal shopper for you, bringing you only the GOOD stuff, we are raising our hand. Hell, we spend enough time online that it’s only fair to share some of our favourite things. Let’s do this.

1. Sh*tty Mum: The Parenting Guide For The Rest Of Us $11.99

Ahhhhhh. Hear that? It’s the sound of mums across the world breathing a sigh of relief. Finally there is a parenting book that doesn’t add weight to our already heavy, guilty shoulders. With chapters like Should You Stop Texting if Another Mum Yells at Your Kid? And When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby, consider it your new survival guide.

2. Bec & Bridge Palazzo pants $220

If you love harem pants but can’t take the heat when your partner/friends/parents insist on repeatedly referring to them as ‘poo pants,’ I’d like to introduce you to the Palazzo pant. If harem pants holidayed in Greece and came back all tanned and happy, this would be the result. More importantly, they’re perfect to pull on post-Christmas lunch – and really, what’s not to love about a fashionable baggy pant?

This week’s Mamamia Fab 5.

3, Diane Von Fustenburg Animal Print Headphones $26

If you ever spot me scrolling furiously on my iPhone you could safely assume I’m reading a really juicy story but I’m going to let you in on a secret: I’m actually sifting through the accessories section of Net-a-Porter (sorted from low to high). It’s become quite an obsession to spot a designer bargain and that’s where I found these Diane Von Fustenberg earphones. They’re much more stylish than the ones that shout I’M LISTENING TO MY MUSIC WITH AN APPLE DEVICE RIGHT NOW.

4. Gorman Carmen stripe heel $329

The older I get the more I have to try to justify any superfluous clothing purchases. The angel on my right shoulder will ask practical questions like When are you ever going to wear a multi-coloured sequin cape? Or Aren’t you a little too old to be wearing denim short shorts? But the devil on my other shoulder will whisper Add to cart Nicky, you really need these and more often than not (when cash permits) he will win out. Practical and cute: thankfully these Gorman heels don’t require any angel vs devil inner monologue.

This printed towel from Castle and Things immediately takes me back to the Summer of 1994 when Dannii Minogue had a (hit?) single with a cover version of “Put the Lime in the Coconut.” Now I can relive the magic of Year 8 all over again (without the teen angst).

What else have you found that you’d like to share?

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