Instant Goddess enjoys the free shipping and full fat bling

This week Instant Goddess has found a new show-stopping jewellery label based here in Hong Kong and available on ETSY but wait for it at VERY affordable prices. Jazaar is the name of the label and of course Instant Goddess is besotted!

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Top left: Gypsy Bohemian Silver Metalwork Necklace $400; top right: Rhinestone Statement Necklace $302.55, bottom left: Glam & Glitz bracelets $184 and bottom right: Ariana Gemstone Statement Necklace $184

J Crew…we love you

What’s there not to LOVE about J Crew’s free shipping and returns to Hong Kong?! Yes, I know we have our very own J Crew store here in the IFC, but let’s face it, it’s a tad on the small side and so too are the range of sizes on offer. Whereas online you have the full collection and range of sizes plus not forgetting all from the comfort of your armchair.

Instant Goddess is very much liking the sound of the Minnie pant, billed as J Crew’s “magic pant” as it’s “sleek, chic and slim fitting” and “it goes with just about everything” which sounds like an Instant Goddess hit if there ever was one. Perfect for this time of year and of course, we’re liking that it comes in a stretch twill for maximum comfort with a side zip for that smooth finish at the front.

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Left: Minnie pant $950, top right Moroccan tile jacket $3050 and bottom right Thomas Mason embellished shell $2050 all from J Crew

Mango Magic

This ethnic beaded jacket popped into my inbox this week…new in from Mango and reminding me of the lesser spotted Mango in Hong Kong. Although you’re hard pressed to find a Mango store these days in Hong Kong, you can in fact buy online. And if you currently buy 2 or more items you get an extra 20% off with the code 6EXTRA1.

Shipping notes: shipping costs $100 and is free if you spend over $1500 and takes 2-5 working days.

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Bead ethnic jacket $599 also available in blue from Mango

River Island makes a swim for it

If you have a holiday on the horizon and need to top up your beachwear, River Island’s holiday shop is well worth a visit. It screams Ibiza, Versace, and more Ibiza thanks to its collaboration with Pacha which promises instant poolside glamour. Worthy of particular note is the fine selection of standout one pieces plus fab cover-ups…ooh and don’t forget the embellished flat sandals, also extremely noteworthy!

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Top left: Green scarf print mesh insert swimsuit £35 (approx. $400), top right Gold reversible beach bag £28 (approx. $320), bottom left Embellished sandals £35 (approx. $400) and bottom right Print baroque print jersey kaftan £30 (approx. $345) all from River Island.

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Aqua embellished drawstring kaftan £35 (approx. $400) and Pink embellished drawstring kaftan £35 (approx. $400) both River Island

Shipping notes: standard delivery takes up to 10 days and costs approx. $120

Shoe of the Week

The gong this week has to go to Jimmy Choo’s Cinderella slipper given the launch of Disney’s latest Cinderella movie last week which whipped my four year old daughter and all her pals into a very excited frenzy. It has to be said that, us mums, were pretty excited too and not disappointed.

Notwithstanding the jaw dropping price, how comfortable can these jewelled encrusted numbers, really be?! Given my own extensive personal experience of tottering in jewel encrusted shoes, I’d say they’re probably hard as a board with all that stiff gem work. But if the shoe fits (and you have a Prince in your sights)…buy two pairsafter all it’s fashion not function, Princess!

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Jimmy Choo Cinderella slipper £2995 (approx. $34300)

Midweek Meal Inspiration

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Image courtesy of The Detox Kitchen

And, yep, we’re still on the Red Carpet Detox, (yes yawn…Instant Goddess is officially boring herself now) BUT we are still managing to find tasty and oh-so-very healthy recipes. Could this be a diet for life? This week we’ve been lapping up the Roasted Pollock with Parsnip Chips and Mushy Peas! Yum!

For more recipes, check out the recipe section on the Detox Kitchen.

For the three week Detox program hop over to the Sunday Times for all the recipes.

Yogi tea saying of the week: “Love those around you to love yourself”.

Instant Goddess saying of the week: “Love has to be in the air”

Until next time Goddesses and remember you are ALWAYS, ALWAYS worth it XX


About instantgoddess

Living in Hong Kong with its dearth of affordable high street fashion, Instant Goddess was born. The challenge being to find cheap but chic, fash for less cash week-in week-out. Whether its whizzing down the online aisles or pounding the HK streets, Instant Goddess gives you the shortcuts to make you look and feel good with the least amount of energy required. All you have to do is sit back and be open to shopping suggestion and temptation. Instant Goddess words to live by: Everyone deserves to look good. Money can't buy style. It's not what you wear but how you wear it. And remember you are ALWAYS, ALWAYS worth it. The author behind Instant Goddess is Katie Kay a self confessed jewel junkie, with a keen eye for stylish clothes that scream glamour without the hefty designer price tag.
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