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'Good quality, comfy and size-inclusive': 21 things the Mamamia team shopped this month.

July is almost over, and thank goodness for that - it's been a pretty dreary one.

With COVID and the flu returning and the bleak weather outside, there's nothing quite like some online shopping to lift the mood. (Don't the words "your package will arrive today" just make you smile?)

While you're here, have you listen to this week's epsiode of Mamamia's fashion podcast, What Are You Wearing?

In July, the Mamamia team have been busy stocking up on wardrobe staples, shoes and flowy dresses - because spring is just over a month away, and that's good enough for us.

Here's everything we bought this month, and why we rate it.

Gymshark Vital Seamless 2.0 Long Sleeve Crop Top, $55.

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"I'm obsessed with finger holes this winter (weird statement but bear with me). Various labels have added the feature to their long sleeve tops - where the arms come with a thumb hole to keep your hands warm. I've been living in this Gymshark one (which also comes in normal length). The slight bit of extra material makes such a difference." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer. 

Dr Martens Jadon III Pisa Leather, $340.

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"I told myself I wouldn't buy a new pair of Dr Martens because of the price, but after thinking about cost per wear I gave in. This cool pair - with textured leather and a slight platform - arrived last week and I now know I made the right decision. Obsessed (and 30 per cent off right now.) - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer. 

Target Preview Peak Lapel Blazer, $59, and Preview Wide Leg Trousers, $49.

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"Would you believe me if I told you this suit is from Target? Target! I've been looking for a laid-back suit I can wear to work and then out to dinner, and this hits the brief on a budget. Love." - Tamara Holland, Head of Lifestyle and host of What Are You Wearing?.

Saint Valentine Mini Pearl Necklace, $100.

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"I’ve been on the hunt for a cute everyday necklace for ages and finally stumbled upon this one. I love how dainty the pearls are, I can wear it with something casual or dress it up. It’s also a great one to layer with other necklaces." - Brielle Burns, News Writer.

Eloquii Satin Maxi Dress, $201.49.

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"My go-to look for all the winter weddings, parties and movie premieres I’ve been going to is long silk/satin dresses with a coat or blazer. This dress is from Eloquii, which is a US size inclusive label that goes from a size 14 to a size 28 (just be aware shipping to Australia is $40 so I usually wait and buy a few pieces all in one go, plus they have regular and very generous sales). They have these satin formal dresses in a range of different colours and styles. The coat is from the Forever New Curve range." - Laura Brodnik, Head of Entertainment.

17 Sundays Cable Sleeve Knit, $139.95.

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"I also bought this new cable sleeve knit from 17 Sundays in two different colours because it’s such good quality, so comfortable and cosy, and the perfect length to wear over pants (especially if you’re tall). Very size-inclusive, sizes start at 12-14 and go to a 26." - Laura Brodnik, Head of Entertainment.

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River Island Plus Belted Faux-Fur Aviator Jacket, $170.

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"I have also been living in this cozy aviator jacket from River Island via ASOS, it comes in sizes 18-28." - Laura Brodnik, Head of Entertainment. 

Savel Melody Midi Dress, $69.98 (while on sale).

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"Savel have the nicest dresses. They're really good quality, and I find that you can easily dress them up or down. I bought this one in The Iconic's Frenzy Sale (it's on right now) and I can't wait for warmer weather so I can wear it." - Jess Kingston, Managing Editor.

Rollas Dusters Jeans, $80 (while on sale).

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"Rolla's are my go-to brand for jeans, so I had to grab these in black when they went on sale. They hold their shape really well and the cut is super flattering." - Jess Kingston, Managing Editor.

Dazie Kylie Heels, $69.99.

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"Mules are my favourite way to make an outfit feel a little more dressed up, while still being comfortable. I grabbed these in 'bone', and I'm tempted to grab a black pair too." - Jess Kingston, Managing Editor.

Sovere Covet Smock Dress, $71 (while on sale).

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"My shopping fave this month! A dress from The Iconic sale." - Katie Stow, Evening Editor

Gimme Iggy Baugette Earrings, $20.

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"I also just got these earrings from the Gimme closing sale - clearly going through my pastel phase." - Katie Stow, Evening Editor.

Marle Curin Jumper, $380.

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"This very special knit was a real treat. It's from the New Zealand label Marle, which is available on a new e-commerce destination called Slowe, prioritising brands with sustainable and ethical design principles. It's always worth investing in quality pieces that will last a lifetime!" - Tamara Holland, Head of Lifestyle and host of What Are You Wearing?

Boody Long Jumpsuit, $89.95.

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"I was kindly gifted this jumpsuit last month, and it has quickly become my most-worn item of clothing. Made from organically grown bamboo, it's light, non-restrictive, and as you'd assume unbelievably comfortable." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

Alias Mae Bowie Heels, $249.95.

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"I bought these super cute Alias Mae heels for my birthday. They’re the perfect point shape and heel height (10cm), I love them! They also come in so many other colour variations." - Talia Phillips, Strategy Manager.

Astor + Tyne Austere Suede Touch Jacket, $189.

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"I'm obsessed with this blazer - it's so flattering and not too bulky in the shoulders which sometimes I find with blazers. It's great for work but also a Saturday night and the material is beautiful. It really dresses up any outfit." - Jessie Stephens, Executive Editor and co-host of Mamamia Out Loud and Cancelled

Runaway the Label York Long Sleeve, $79, and York Pant, $89.

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"I received this two-piece as a gift from the brand, and I reckon it's got Euro summer written all over it... if only just to channel the vibes here in chilly NSW! Printed sets are going to be huge for spring. There are lots of other pieces available in this print too, so if it's sold out, check out the dresses, blazers and suit pants with their signature squiggle." - Tamara Holland, Head of Lifestyle and host of What Are You Wearing?

Style Addict Julie Blazer, $178.

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"Much like many others, Hailey Bieber convinced me I need an oversized blazer. I'd seen various influencers wearing ones from this Aussie label - all structured, cool and under $200. Although often sold out (because they're that good), I went on the waitlist and nabbed this black one when it came back in stock. Khaki and beige are next..." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

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Zafino Double Ring, $39.95.

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"My mum has always said you can never have too much jewellery, and I couldn't agree with her more. These pieces from Zafino - the cuff and left ring - have quickly become my new favourites. Not just because of their quality and price point but because of their story - the brand is run by a mum and her two daughters, and the team have partnered with a factory in Japiur, India that empowers women - 70 per cent of the people employed to make the jewellery are female." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

Magali Pascal Lilia Dress, $595.

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"I bought this on the weekend for my birthday brunch (in October) because it made me feel like a princess." - Amber Manto, Audience Development.

Kurt Geiger London Pierra Heels, $285.

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"I recently bought these on sale at David Jones. At first I wasn't sure about them, but when I put them on, they gave me real early-naughties Legally Blonde vibes! They just made me feel pretty and go with a lot of my pale-coloured dresses." - Siobhan Moran-McFarlane, Executive Producer, The Quicky and Evening News Host.

Did you buy something new in July? Or maybe you thrifted an item and gave it new life? Tell us about it in the comments.

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