ALDO Accessories Opens In South Africa + A Giveaway

Hello guys! I trust that everyone had a stunning weekend- I had to mostly study for my upcoming tests this week and in between that I renovated my blog- what do you think? The design is very simple and clean to put the focus on the content of the blog.

Anyone that knows me knows how much I love shoes and accessories. One of my favourite books (and movies) is “In Her Shoes” and in the book the main character, Rose says one of my favourite quotes of all time – “Whenever I’m sad I like to treat myself. Clothes never fit, food just makes me fatter, but shoes- they always fit”. And it is the same with accessories- my bag doesn’t care how much chocolate I ate on the weekend (which was a lot by the way), it will look gorgeous on my arm anyway. ALDO has long been one of my favourite destinations for shoe and accessories shopping (see my latest post about Winter Shoe Trends from ALDO here) and now ALDO is taking it up a notch by opening up an ALDO Accessories store!
ALDO Accessories is a shop that is purely focused on the accessories- bags, jewellery, scarfs- anything you heart desires –they will have. ALDO Accessories is young in spirit and is on the cutting-edge of style. Aldo Accessories has just opened up at the Menlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria and is set to open at Sandton City on the 18th of March. A shop full of gorgeous accessories- doesn’t that just sound like a little piece of heaven?
Now for the good news- to celebrate the opening of the new ALDO Accessories store, I am giving away a R1000 gift card to one of you! This is one of those moments where I wish I could enter my own competitions, but alas I will have to settle with making imaginary shopping sprees for you.
It’s In the Bag
1. R850, 2. R699, 3. R650, 4. R699, 5. R499, 6. R629, 7. R449, 8. R650
I Am OBSESSED with bags and especially clutches and change my bags up every day to match my outfits. An outfit is never complete without bag ladies, and if I was you (and by you I mean the winner of the lucky gift card) these are the babies I would be looking at. I am getting myself number 5 as soon as the store opens in Sandton City(apologies to my credit card).
All things sparkly

1. R129, 2.R129, 3.R399, 4.R129, 5.R169

Who doesn’t love a nice pair of earrings or a shiny stack of bangles? I love being a girl and being able to wear cute earrings, necklaces and bracelets all the time. I would add these gorgeous items to my collection.

 SO the all-important question is– How can you stand a chance to win the R1000 gift card and go on a real-life shopping spree and not just my imaginary one? It is super easy!

1.Follow Aldo Shoe South Africa (@ALDOShoes_SA) and I on Twitter and tell us why you are excited about ALDO Accessories stores opening in South Africa! Use #AldoAccessoriesSA in your tweet.
      2.Comment on this post with your details
And that’s it! It is easy as pie, so get entering! The competition will end on the 23Rd of March and it is only open to residents of South Africa. I will pick the winner via a random draw on the 24th of March.
Next week I will be visiting the Aldo Accessorize in Sandton City and will report back with the pictures of the new store and my “must-have” items.
Good Luck!
PS Check out and like my new Facebook page over here.


  • Reply Laura Wildman March 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    The perfume bag is amazing! I need it ! Xx

  • Reply Sibahle ( @LadyS____ ) March 10, 2014 at 4:37 am

    This is so exciting Irina. I love bag 3, 5 and 6. As for the accessories I would take them all if I could. I can’t wait for your upcoming blog post about the new store.

  • Reply Nicola Meyer March 10, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Such gorgeous items – love bags!

  • Reply Leanne Van Breda March 10, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Very exciting!!! I have my eye on bag number three. Holding thumbs!

    Arum Lilea

  • Reply Megan Hartwig March 10, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Ooh la la….Aldo has such quality goods and the latest trends at affordable prices. I love all of their handbags and accessories 😉 If I had to choose…in the bags I just (heart) number 2, 4 and 6 and as for the accessories I just want them all <3 I have liked your “new” Facebook Page and shared it on Twitter too (@flutterbymegs)! Fingers crossed! xxx

    My email is:

  • Reply Splash March 10, 2014 at 7:09 am

    How gorgeous are these bags! I totally have my birthday present ideas sorted…for anyone interested in getting me something ;-).

  • Reply Vhutali March 10, 2014 at 7:10 am

    i want that watch. and bag 6 is killing me softly

  • Reply Fay March 10, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I LOVE love bags 1 2 3 and 7 so gorgeous! Thats probably what I would blow the cash on
    tweeting @thefayfactor

  • Reply CharlieW March 10, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Simple and clean is the way to go 🙂 Love the new look!

    Hoping that my birthday will bring me some luck. Who doesn’t love a shopping spree? Fingers crossed xx

  • Reply Chicara March 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

    They have very cute items there. The perfume bag is adorable. I bought some rings there on Saturday and I posted a pic of the cutest sunglass case on instagram. But I was very disappointed to see they don’t have any silver jewellery. 🙁

  • Reply Johlet March 10, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Georgia March 10, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Love love LOVE your blog babe! Sending you those pics of the new collection soon soon Xxx

  • Reply Cassidy Taylor-Memmory March 10, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Obsessed with bag 6 & 8 – too gorge! Great giveaway – thanks doll xXx

  • Reply Ali Graaff March 10, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I spotted the PTA store on Saturday – so awesome! Love the new look of your blog lady! Xxx

    Twitter: @aligraaff

  • Reply Refioe Peete March 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Bags 1.3.6 and 7 somebody just give a girl some Aldo loving in this cold weather please!!!

  • Reply @sassy_sami March 10, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I must have bags 1,3,7 and 8 !!!

  • Reply Stephanie Graves March 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Iam bagaholic have a cupboard full so if i win def be using it for more bags 🙂 love alll those bags 1 – 8 , my details @stefeg79 and

  • Reply Nasika Roopnarain March 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    This is the best giveaway ever. Aldo, bags, shoe s and me. Wow!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Diva Desle March 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I am super duper excited about Aldo Accessories opening!!! Now I can look fabulous and in style with awesome fashion pieces. I need their watches and bags in my life! ;-))))

  • Reply Fawn Rogers March 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I’ll take it all 😉 ok ok that’s greedy, just bag 2,3 and 4 for me PLEASE 🙂 xx

  • Reply Madness Nails March 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Hmmm…I pierced my ears recently! I NEED to grace these holes with some new stunning earrings! 😛 My details:, @Madness_Nails
    PS…Love the new look!

  • Reply Emy March 11, 2014 at 6:30 am

    How gorgeous are those handbags! My details are: @EmyDiesel

  • Reply Prettiful March 11, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Ooooohhh, would love to win this… Then I dont have to sell a kidney or a spleen 😛

    Twitter @prettifulblog


  • Reply Nikki R March 11, 2014 at 8:41 am

    The jewellery is just too delicious!
    Twitter: @TheShadyGurl

  • Reply MeeA March 11, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I’m in dire need of a decent bag – mine are all kaput, finished, klaar! Twitter: @MeeAParkins Email:

  • Reply sabina March 11, 2014 at 11:19 am

    i can obesses on ALDO shoes and accesories locally… yipee

  • Reply REHANA March 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    rehana seedat email: Awesome giveaway Have tweeted @rehanaseedat

  • Reply cirsten van den heuvel March 12, 2014 at 9:15 am

    done @cirstenvdh 🙂

  • Reply Labeeqah Petersen March 12, 2014 at 10:42 am

    i tweeted @biqilz and my email hope i win this awesome prize 🙂 <3

  • Reply Amo March 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Loving the bags and all the lovely accessories. I would be over the moon if I won . My name is Keamogetswe Mothoagae .Twitter : @Lady_KayM . Email:

  • Reply Richenda Leong March 13, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Amazing bags!! Tweeted @chenda_88 🙂

  • Reply Jassika March 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Love everything but especially the bags Tweeted @JasSShe
    FB : Sunaina Orrie Sheikh

  • Reply Dawn W March 13, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Stunning, tweeted ♥♥♥
    Dawn Wallenkamo

  • Reply Sapna Dass March 13, 2014 at 11:20 am


  • Reply thecuriousgirlwrites March 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Have tweeted as @samiola_88. Really hope I win as those accessories are calling my name.

  • Reply Lutendo Moira March 14, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Lutendo shirilele, @moiralue, contact 0767378466
    i love number 4 and 5

  • Reply Jadey March 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    is this only for jozi residents?

  • Reply Dudu Lunga March 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Just followed and tweeted (hope I win) Details:

  • Reply megcasson March 19, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Great sets you have here, your blog is lovely!

  • Reply Thembi Ntsume March 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Aldo=QUALITY&STYLE..Nw with an accesories store, I’m gon b a QUALITY STYLED lady :-).Cnt w8!!

  • Reply Charné March 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Twitter: @Shana_SkyDancer
    Cellphone: 072 455 6006

  • Reply Rani March 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I love the quality of Aldo Shoes and Bags..
    Rumba Naidoo

  • Reply Hildegarde K March 23, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    What an amazing competition! You can reach me at @hildegarde_k or Fingers and toes are crossed for this!

  • Reply CTgirl March 23, 2014 at 2:23 pm
    So excited because I LOVE ALDO!

  • Reply Geolice Papier March 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    LOVE ALDO Acessories!!! Bag no 2 is mine:) whoop whoop!

  • Reply Yasmeen B October 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    LOVE all things ALDO!!!

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