pretty in pink feat. Trade Secret.


When Trade Secret pitched the idea of a collaboration the answer was a no brainer for the shopaholic bargain hunter in me.

The appeal of the Trade Secret brand is in their savings promise. They work directly with designers (both local and international) to deliver current season ranges at up to 60% off retail price. 
I set about putting together a look and before long the brilliant hue of the BCBGeneration dress caught my eye- not to mention the flouncy, frilly hemline makes it very fun to wear!
I’ve mentioned before that one of my style rules is to ‘keep it simple’ and the London Fog handbag was the perfect compliment to the dress with its classic shape and versatility, while the scarf lends some on trend leopard print to finish off the look.
And so a designer handbag, dress and scarf for less than $125? I say: Trade Secret, deliver on your promise you do!
Photography: Paul Lui


Tina Abeysekara


  1. February 3, 2014 / 4:19 am

    Thanks Kiri, sweet of you to say! It was such a fun dress to wear 🙂

    Tina xo

  2. February 11, 2014 / 4:56 am

    Thank you so much, I love a bright pop of colour!

    Tina xo

  3. February 11, 2014 / 10:04 am

    Your bag and those shoes are a match made in heaven! And you have such gorgeous photos by the way 🙂

    Much love, ANNIEPOP

  4. February 11, 2014 / 11:36 pm

    Thanks for the sweet comment, I'm glad you like 🙂

    Tina xo

  5. February 11, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    I think these bags and shoes can pull almost any outfit together! Thank you for your lovely comment, my boyfriends photography just keeps getting better and better. Very blessed to have him!

    Tina xo

  6. February 12, 2014 / 7:41 am

    Don't be so modest, you're stunning in pink! & your tan has me missing the warmth of the summer sun! Wonderfully styled my dear. That silhouette fits you well ;D

    <3 Carsla
    Founder & CEO of Connect-the-Cloths
    A stylist, foodie, & writer's blog in development.

  7. February 14, 2014 / 1:11 am

    Awww thank you Carsla, you're very sweet! And yes, an Aussie summer is so lovely, you must come and experience it some time 🙂

    Tina xo

  8. February 14, 2014 / 1:26 am

    Thank you Christel! The scarf will come in handy once it starts getting cooler here in Australia, looking forward to styling more outfits with it 🙂 Also, I checked out your blog and love that you're from Holland! Amsterdam is one of my favourite places I've travelled to, such a pretty city 🙂

    Tina xo

  9. June 12, 2014 / 10:34 am

    I am on my feet walking a lot at work up and down stairs and just standing in offices and at the end of the day I am in no rush to take these bad boys off.

  10. July 6, 2014 / 8:34 am

    This colour is amazing, especially with your skin tone. You look gorgeous!

  11. Anonymous
    June 22, 2015 / 11:20 am

    The scarf will come in handy once it starts getting cooler here in Australia, looking forward to styling more outfits with it

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