Our biggest sale ever

Until the end of February, all styles in the Kita Ku and Samaya Moods categories are reduced by half price! Enter code kitaku50 at checkout for your 50% discount.12733376_1043825275670442_5281222101200823819_n

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What are Sleevey Wonders?

This week was the launch what we think is the ideal accessory for sleeveless tops and dresses – Sleevey Wonders, but it seems not everyone agrees…

What is a Sleevey Wonder?


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We found these products on one of our regular searches for unique fashion to offer our customers. They are made in the USA and are a great quality item, the fabric is 95% Nylon and 5% spandex. These amazing reversible sleeves are made to wear under all of your sleeveless and strapless tops and dresses which magically transform your outfits into something new! Many times we have heard – oh love that top, it’s a pity it is sleeveless, this is the solution. Sleevey Wonders are essentially a very versatile bolero with bags of stretch, they look great under everything from the most casual tops to the fanciest of dresses, made with a four way stretch fabric which gently hugs and slims, like spanx for your arms!! They look as though they are part of your top or dress.  Worn with the closure at the front only the sleeves are visible, you can also wear it backwards which will show less cleavage. So adding a sleevey wonder to your wardrobe dramatically changes the look of all your sleeveless cloths, doubling your options.

So as you can see we think they are great but as mentioned not everyone has the same opinion. We don’t blame or shun people for their comments, we respect each person’s view whether we agree or disagree is not an issue and we take all the good and the bad in our stride and try work with it, we all have the right to differing opinions after all!long sleeved jersey

One example just recently highlighted to us the fact that some comments via social media do get back to suppliers and manufactures of the products we sell. For us we think this is great, below is a copy of comments between one of our followers and the designers of Sleevey Wonders which took place on our FaceBook page, after we published the first new Sleevey Wonders post and we were quite surprised and delighted by the reply posted by the owner and designer of Sleevey Wonders.

Quotes from Face Book Post: (Our Sleevey Wonder Price is $46 each)

Follower: Catherine: Bit expensive for such a thin little bit of material!

Suppliers: Sleevey Wonders: These are so much more just a bit of material. We chose to manufacture in the USA, and labor and development cost more, here. There is so much that has gone into this, including a deceptively hard pattern that takes skill to sew, so it fits equally well, frontward or backward, and can be worn with and transform so many outfits!. You can buy a small Genie bra made in China for $19, or you can buy a nice Wacoal bra for $65, or even a La Perla bra for $124. These are all just small pieces of material…Just saying’…long sleeved shirred wrist sleevey wonder

Follower: Catherine:  My comment was not to put down your design/clothing, but a true reflective comment of financial need. An extra $40+ on top of the price of a dress/top is a lot for many of us. The initial price is frightening to TRY with outfits before finding out that it works. We don’t all have limitless funds, expense accounts or indeed work in business where clothing is an asset not just a necessity. I applaud the idea, think it’s long overdue, & went eagerly to see the price and possibly buy one, only to be slightly taken aback at the price, so thought it was good consumer input to tell you. At half the price I would have bought one. Hope this information is taken on board in the spirit in which I wrote it.

Supplier: Sleevey Wonders: Thank you for sharing, Catherine. To make them for half the price would take going to China, and then being limited to the number of styles and colors we could offer. I truly have understanding and compassion for tight budgets, and wish I could give them to all who want them…

It is great having this interaction not only between ourselves and our followers and customers but manufacturers and designers also get feedback as well and to have them explain the reason why so politely to one of our customers is fabulous and shows their passion for their products..

Thank You Sleevey Wonders and Catherine..

Kim and Peter

The Unique You

We are having a tax time sale

It will run from today until midnight on Monday 6th July 2015 Australian Central Standard Time.  It only applies to our On Sale! tab.. There are 234 items in this tab which are already reduced, but by using the code taxtime an ADDITIONAL 20% will be taken off the already reduced prices, there is a lot to choose from, we are sure that you will find something that you love, and a great price for a week..

For an idea of how you can save, this Cordelia St Altanta jacket was $59.95, it has already been reduced to $48.00, if you apply the taxtime code an additional 20% will be deducted, you will only pay $38.40.Or how about a Clarity by Threadz Ponte jacket? It was $129.95, reduced to $69.95, apply the taxtime code and it is yours for $55.96.

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We love the colours in this tunic and jacket combination from Clarity by Threadz, we hope that you do too, the tunic comes down from $105.95 to$59.95 to $47.96, the matching jacket goes from $95.95 to $55.00 to $44.00, that is amazing value!IMG_1355 IMG_1361

Of course if you are not so keen on colour, we have cream too. $109.95 to $79.00 by using the code it comes down to $63.20!

With so many options to choose from, there is something for everyone from many great Australian owned brands including Kita Ku, Samaya Moods, Clarity by Threadz, Cordelia St and Zaya,

Happy shopping and happy browsing!

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Grand re-opening of our plus size boutique

We are so excited!! We have a moved to a brand new website, with a fresh new look, no bad links, and brand new products..  We showcase Australian owned fashion brands with a spotlight on Kita Ku.  To celebrate we are offering 40% off until midnight on April 25th 2015, just use code: open40 at checkout, click here to start taking advantage of us!:    http://theuniqueyou.com.au/

 

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Are we maturing like a fine wine (like the cliche)!!!

Yes it is a bit of a cliche, but are we as women, like a fine wine? As we get older, more mature, and more beautiful does our inner woman seem to gain a sense of assured confidence, brought on by the years of experience in life. It certainly applies to me..

As a woman over 50 I try to carry my age with a sense of pride, style and class. As I have gotten older I think my sense of fashion seems to have matured along with me. What is trendy and ‘in fashion’ might not necessarily be the apparel of choice any longer and I think this is more down to comfort essentially and a condfidence that I don’t subscribe to the opinion of others!

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However I am not for an instant giving up a sense of style, but I guess I am being realistic in what works for my lifestyle. As the years have progressed, footwear has been the first thing to go, arthritic knees no longer permit high heels but we are spoilt for choice in the styles available in flats.

Plus size women who are over 50 have every reason to dress in a stylish manner. Stores which cater for their needs might not necessarily be easily available, that is true. However that is no reason to compromise. Especially with the iKita Ku Orchidnternet being so widely available these days, there is a great selection of plus size clothing available for the mature woman’s needs.

As we get older, some parts of our body tend to lose some of that useful gravity. This is nothing to worry about, as when choosing clothes and underwear with good support, things can be kept up to the necessary heights at all times!!

Being over 50 does not mean women have to give up on having a sense of style. Especially not plus size women! On the other hand women should make the most of this time in their life. With the right clothes any plus size lady who is over 50 can look and feel like a million dollars! I know that I do…

Samaya Moods Feathers tunic

Samaya Moods Feathers tunic

 

Do you need colour ? – we can help with that!

At The Unique You, we are mad on colour!!

Being plus size myself I love to wear colour and prints.. I am not yet 100% body confident, but working on it! If you visit our website you will see me there often, modelling the fashions, now I am not a model at all nor do I pretend to be, but I am passionate about our little corner of the web and it gives an idea of how the garments look on a plus sized body!

We focus on stocking mainly Australian owned fashion labels with a bright spotlight on Kita Ku, mainly as they are plus size specialists and the vibrancy of the prints and colours are really just astonishing…

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