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Fast Five With Trainee Mama | Talking Bargains

Trainee mama interview

I first came across Peta of Trainee Mama on Instagram, through her good friend Katy Potaty, some years ago now. Peta’s blog, Trainee Mama, is full of real, funny and engaging stories – covering everything from motherhood (her little one Ned is absolutely gorge!) to fashion, to bargains, to homewares. I love it. Of late, Peta has been working on a number of projects to help her twin sister Vanessa and her brother in law Brad who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. You can find out more about her projects, including a wonderful charity raffle on her blog, Instagram or Facebook.

Today though, we’re talking bargains – and Peta is a bargain hunter extraordinaire. She’s also a fit mama, and inspires me to get up and moving! So, without further ado, here’s the Fast Five With Trainee Mama!

1. You’re headed on a mystery weekend away! What three things go into your weekend bag first?

Sunnies, a dress that could take me from breakfast to brunch and then to afternoon beers or bellinis and the iPad {sad I know}.

Peta Bourke, Trainee Mama


2. What’s your Spring must-have?

I have no idea what the current trends are, but for me, spring in Queensland is hot so comfortable floaty dresses and a bangin’ pair of flat sandals. Oh, and a new pair of togs – we’ll be spending plenty of time at the beach this season.

3. What’s currently at the top of your wardrobe wish list?

I’d like a few new day dresses to slip on over togs, wear to the shops or just to lounge about the house with Ned. I’m stuck in a bit of shorts, tank and thongs cycle most weeks.

4. What is your all time, best-ever bargain?

That’s a tough question. I am forever hunting for bargains via garage sales, op shops, gumtree, ebay and of course online and instore but I’d have to say a metalicus top that I bought for probably $2.00 at an op shop many years ago would be the best purchase. I wore it before and throughout my pregnancy and still wear it today – it’s kind of my go-to top and the cost-per-wear must be something like five cents.

5. You have been given $100 to splash on yourself. Where do you click or visit first?

I’m a sucker for active wear given my love of exercise and sport and my more casual fashion status these days, so either Lorna Jane or Rebel Sport… or I’d have a browse through The Iconic or Asos to find something a bit special {but would search for a discount code before checking out to make sure I got the most bang for my buck}.

The gorgeous Trainee Mama, Peta.

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  • Reply Trainee Mama

    Thanks for featuring me lovely Jasmine xx

    November 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm
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