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Back to school, back to you

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Image 4The long summer holidays are so wonderful to spend time with family and friends, with hot days that seem to never end, trips to the beach and the pool, ice cream treats and warm nights filled with laughter, food on the barbecue and cool sea breezes. Although the days roll by, time seems to stand still and the space between Christmas and New Year drifts lazily into the past.

All of a sudden, the realisation hits, the holidays are due to end. It’s back to work and back to school, back to deadlines and routine, back to making lunches and after school activities, watching the weeks fly by and the end of another year will be here in the blink of an eye.

Hang on to some of the relaxed holiday vibe and celebrate the return to the work/school routine with a little retail therapy.

Enjoy the freedom that the school term can bring by browsing the shops at your leisure, trying clothes on without kids nagging you, sit down for lunch and eat straight away without any disruption! Escape the oppressive heat of February and get back to you!

Come to discover Central Square Ballarat.

 

Grab a denim jacket

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Meet Ema, stylish local mum and owner of Style Rebellion, a personal stylist with the skills to help you look and feel fabulous.

086Who better to ask for styling tips than someone who styles for a living? During Frocktober, Ema is sharing her four key styling tips for any woman looking to find the perfect outfit to suit their shape, style and budget. This is her final piece of advice for Frocktober followers.

“Denim will never go out of fashion.

The denim jacket features heavily this season in several lighter shades. Perfect to team with a wrap dress for those cooler days and nights. The denim dress is going strong and a great casual piece for those spring days. Just Jeans, Rivers, Supre and Suzanne Grae all have great denim designs.

Remember style is individual and should reflect your own personality. Fashion is supposed to be fun, so play around with it. Always wear a smile and be confident!”

Ema is in charge of the Central Square Instagram feed for the month of October and taken on the challenge to style 31 frocks in 31 days in celebration of Frocktober. Ema’s looks will be on Instagram under the #31frocksin31days and will include spring fashion looks for young girls, teenagers, young ladies and mature ladies.

Central Square Ballarat has taken on the Frocktober cause as a fundraising effort in 2018 to help support the women of Ballarat. So many women, friendship groups and families in Ballarat have been affected by cancer and we want to engage our retailers, shoppers and local supporters to get involved as a way of raising awareness and supporting the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

You can donate to Frocktober at our fundraising page.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

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#31frocksin31days #frockup

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Accessories make the outfit

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Meet Ema, stylish local mum and owner of Style Rebellion, a personal stylist with the skills to help you look and feel fabulous.

Who better to ask for styling tips than someone who styles for a living? During Frocktober, Ema will share her four key styling tips for any woman looking to find the perfect outfit to suit their shape, style and budget.

“Accessories make the outfit. Stick to your usual fashion style and add an on-trend feature with the right shoe, bag or item of jewellery.

Invest in a great pair of sneakers. This fashion trend is holding fast, including wearing sneakers with suits! Spendless Shoes have a great range of sneakers to suit everyone’s style.

The strappy heel is very popular and out in array of colour this season. Making it easy to mix and match with your clothing. Valpied Shoes have got you covered this season with their new heel collection. Myer have a fantastic range of shoes, jewellery, bags and headwear for the upcoming Spring Racing Carnival. Portmans and Noni B also have a great selection of outfits perfect for racing. For the men you can’t go past Roger David and Myer. Also check the range of bags in Strandbags.

Statement earrings, another trend this spring, with bigger and bolder is better. You cannot go past Lovisa for their selection of earrings. Don’t forget the new Mimco range in Myer. ”

Ema is in charge of the Central Square Instagram feed for the month of October and taken on the challenge to style 31 frocks in 31 days in celebration of Frocktober. Ema’s looks will be on Instagram under the #31frocksin31days and will include spring fashion looks for young girls, teenagers, young ladies and mature ladies.

Central Square Ballarat has taken on the Frocktober cause as a fundraising effort in 2018 to help support the women of Ballarat. So many women, friendship groups and families in Ballarat have been affected by cancer and we want to engage our retailers, shoppers and local supporters to get involved as a way of raising awareness and supporting the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

You can donate to Frocktober at our fundraising page.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

@centralsquareballarat @style_rebellion @ocrf

#centralsquareballarat #cometodiscover #springfashionmonth #springsummer

#31frocksin31days #frockup

#FrockUp #Frocktober2018 #31daysofchange #FrockonAustralia #FrockCancer #getfrocked

@Myer @SpendlessShoes @ValpiedShoes @Portmans_ @NoniBOfficial @Roger_David @LovisaJewellery @Strandbags

Go to print

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Meet Ema, stylish local mum and owner of Style Rebellion, a personal stylist with the skills to help you look and feel fabulous.

Who better to ask for styling tips than someone who styles for a living? During Frocktober, Ema will share her four key styling tips for any woman looking to find the perfect outfit to suit their shape, style and budget.

“The biggest trend this season is Print!

Floral, polka dots and stripes feature heavily this spring, from dresses, tops, pants and even suits. Update your wardrobe with at least one print piece. Try a floral wide leg pant, a polka dot wrap dress or a stripe blazer. The wrap dress with ruffles is very popular this season and available in floral, polka dot or stripes. Myer, Portmans and Target all have a great range of dresses, pants and blazers in print.”

Ema is in charge of the Central Square Instagram feed for the month of October and taken on the challenge to style 31 frocks in 31 days in celebration of Frocktober. Ema’s looks will be on Instagram under the #31frocksin31days and will include spring fashion looks for young girls, teenagers, young ladies and mature ladies.

Central Square Ballarat has taken on the Frocktober cause as a fundraising effort in 2018 to help support the women of Ballarat. So many women, friendship groups and families in Ballarat have been affected by cancer and we want to engage our retailers, shoppers and local supporters to get involved as a way of raising awareness and supporting the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

You can donate to Frocktober at our fundraising page.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

@centralsquareballarat @style_rebellion @OCRF @Myer @Portmans_ @TargetAu

#centralsquareballarat #cometodiscover #springfashionmonth #springsummer

#31frocksin31days #frockup

#FrockUp #Frocktober2018 #31daysofchange #FrockonAustralia #FrockCancer #getfrocked

Confidence is the key

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Meet Ema, stylish local mum and owner of Style Rebellion, a personal stylist with the skills to help you look and feel fabulous.

Who better to ask for styling tips than someone who styles for a living? During Frocktober, Ema will share her four key styling tips for any woman looking to find the perfect outfit to suit their shape, style and budget.

“My number one style tip is – Confidence.

No matter what you wear, if you wear it with confidence it shows and people will take notice for all the right reasons. This is why it is so important to wear the right fitting underwear. It does not matter if it is your bra or your shoes, if they are ill fitting it shows. Whether its shapewear or a matching set see a bra specialist and have it fitted properly. I recommend you have a bra fitting every six months. Myer and Bras N Things have a great range and specialise in bra fittings.”

Ema is in charge of the Central Square Instagram feed  for the month of October and taken on the challenge to style 31 frocks in 31 days in celebration of Frocktober. Ema’s looks will be on Instagram under the #31frocksin31days and will include spring fashion looks for young girls, teenagers, young ladies and mature ladies.

As well as the 31 Frocks in 31 Days challenge, Central Square is hosting Frock Up for Frocktober, a high tea fundraising event on Saturday 6 October with all proceeds going to Frocktober. A silent auction will give you the chance to bid on some fantastic items, all donated by local businesses including Supre, Lowes, Valpied Shoes, The Book Grocer and Regent Cinemas.

Central Square Ballarat has taken on the Frocktober cause as a fundraising effort in 2018 to help support the women of Ballarat. So many women, friendship groups and families in Ballarat have been affected by cancer and we want to engage our retailers, shoppers and local supporters to get involved as a way of raising awareness and supporting the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

Find out more about Frocktober.

 

@centralsquareballarat @style_rebellion @ocrf

#centralsquareballarat #cometodiscover #springfashionmonth #springsummer

#31frocksin31days #frockup

#FrockUp #Frocktober2018 #31daysofchange #FrockonAustralia #FrockCancer #getfrocked

Meet Ema at Style Rebellion

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Style Rebellion presents 31 Frock in 31 Days!

For Ema Smith, frocking up the women of Ballarat is a challenge she’ll happily accept. With the birth of her third child, Ema had the opportunity to re-evaluate her career and pursue her passion, fashion styling. Ema is in her element as she gets behind Central Square’s “31 Frocks in 31 Days Challenge” as part of Frocktober.

Now in its 12th year, Frocktober continues to build momentum year on year, empowering women around Australia to Frock Up, Raise Funds and Frock Cancer.

Ema’s business “Style Rebellion”, helps clients find the perfect outfit to suit their shape, style and budget. “For me, Frocktober is a great opportunity to showcase the new season styles and looks for spring. I will be working closely with Central Square Ballarat and their fashion retailers using ‘real models’ to create a different look each day for 31 days,” says Ema. I’m a mother, sister, daughter, friend and a granddaughter so the fact that we are talking about and raising awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is really important to me.

Central Square Ballarat Marketing Manager, Kate O’Hehir says the reason the Centre has taken on the Frocktober cause in a fundraising effort in 2018 was two-fold. “So many women, friendship groups and families in Ballarat have been affected by cancer and for us to be able to engage our retailers, shoppers and local supporters to get involved as a way of raising awareness and supporting Ovarian Cancer – it’s just such a great partnership.” When Kate went looking for a fashion forward local stylist to help her curate the looks for the month of October, she looked no further than Ema.

Ema’s looks will be on Instagram under the #31frocksin31days and will include spring fashion looks for young girls, teenagers, young ladies and mature ladies. As well as the 31 Frocks in 31 Days challenge, Central Square is hosting Frock Up for Frocktober, a high tea fundraising event on Saturday 6 October with all proceeds going to Frocktober.

Follow Central Square Ballarat on Instagram to see the 31 Frocks in 31 Days Challenge.

Follow Style Rebellion on Instagram for styling inspiration.

 

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#stylerebellion #FrockCancer #Frocktober2018 #FrockonAustralia #31daysofchange #getfrocked

Plastic Free July at Central Square

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The retail world is surrounded by plastic and packaging!

However, times are definitely changing and many retailers are taking responsibility for their actions to help change the way that goods are packaged and provided to you.

In fact, this month is Plastic Free July and both Noni B and Rockmans are partnering with Clean Up Australia to say NO to plastics this month.  When you shop at Noni B or Rockmans in July, you won’t be offered a bag for your purchases! Wow, great news for the environment and the perfect opportunity to use one of those fabulous tote bags that you have already in your collection.

If you do need a bag, don’t feel bad, you will simply be asked to donate 30 cents towards Clean Up Australia. Now that’s a great partnership!

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School holiday fun

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Play virtual sports on the giant screen these school holidays!

July 10 to 13 from 11am daily

Winter time in Ballarat calls for indoor entertainment and Central Square is the perfect destination for a family day out. Your kids will love to play computer games on a giant inflatable screen these school holidays and you will love the fact that it’s completely FREE!

Session times start on the hour from 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm daily from Tuesday 10 July to Friday 13 July with different games on offer for each session. Bring a group of friends and see who can break the record for downhill skiing or one of the other many fun games on offer.

Spots will be allocated on a first come basis and there are no bookings required.  Prizes will be awarded to first, second & third place-getters and four different sports events will be played daily.

You will find the giant screen set up next door to Cotton On Kids in Central Square.

You can park in the undercover car park for as little as $7 for the entire day (early bird parking is available on levels 9 – 12 of the multi-story CarePark facility for vehicles arriving prior to 11am).

Fashion Trends – Winter Florals

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Winter florals are huge this year, particularly in dresses.

Flirty floral dresses at Portmans

Delicate florals from Rivers

 

The trend is for bolder designs in strong colours to bring vibrancy to your winter wardrobe. Think colour tones of rich burgundy, deep blue and tawny browns with big flowers for maximum impact.

Bold florals from Noni B

You’ll find winter florals at Portmans, Rivers and Noni B.

Fashion Trends – Sports Luxe

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The ultimate in comfort, sports luxe is a trend for anyone who loves active wear and wants to style it up for every day!

Style up sweats from Supre

The key to this trend is mixing casual jogger-style pants with more formal shoes, preferably heels, to lift your outfit to the next level. Teamed with a cropped structured jacket, it’s a style that works for Autumn weather with cooler mornings and warmer afternoons, the layers give you plenty of options with this fun look. It’s fresh and flirty, perfect for weekend trips to the local shops.

Smart casual gear from Roger David

You’ll find sports luxe gear at Supre, Roger David and a great pair of heels from Valpied Shoes or Spendless Shoes.

Fierce heels from Spendless Shoes