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  • Returns and Refund Policy - At Sequins & Sand we want to make sure you love your purchase (and love us!) so we go above and beyond to make that happen for you. Here's what we do in...
  • Shipping - FREE Express shipping in Australia on orders over $150 FREE international shipping on orders over $250 We ship worldwide and to any place in Australia...
  • About Us - At Sequins and Sand, the promise is simple: we're here to help women whose body shapes have changed over the years, get into a swimsuit with confidence...
  • Privacy - Privacy Regina and Shelia Pty Ltd A.C.N.122 905 319 trading as Sequins and Sand A.B.N.49 122 905 319 (we, us, our, or Sequins and Sand recognises and...
  • How to Travel with your Hat: It really is a snap! - Don't waste your hard earned cash buying a new sun hat every time you go away. And certainly don't sacrifice your beach holiday look by leaving your much...
  • How to Pack Light and Right On Your Next Summer Holiday - Do you over pack when taking a summer holiday? Lucky to wear half of what you take and the rest feels like a waste? Packing for a holiday is daunting but...
  • What's your summer style? Are you a Boho Beach Babe? - You're no slave to fashion, but you have a sixth sense for putting together pieces in a unique way that expresses your individuality and free spirit. And...
  • Summer Shoes: How to Find Your Right Size Online - There may be less elegant ways to do it but here is a sure fire way of working out the right summer shoe size for you when shopping online and with us....
  • Resortwear Basics: How to choose Swimwear that fits just right - Buying your swimwear online can save huge amounts of time and hassle - but how do you know exactly what size and fit to choose? Use these top tips for...
  • Get Beach Ready in a Flash with this Beach Bag checklist - Does getting out the door to go to the beach leave you a quivering ball of stress? Ever arrived on the sand to find you've left your towel at home? Kiss...
  • The best beach wear for Curvy Girls: kaftans, swimwear & prints to make you look fab - Does your curvy figure make you feel self-conscious when summer rolls around? Don't despair. With the right clothes and accessories you can walk tall and...
  • 5 Top Tips for Staying Stylish while you SAVE! - We're all doing it...pulling our horns and heads in, tightening belts (and what ever other 'phrases' there are out there), to save a little more. It's...
  • For Effortless Summer Style you must start with the Basics - Work your favourite kaftans and summer dresses harder by teaming them up with reliable Summer Basics...the real work horses of your summer wardrobe. If...
  • A Refreshing Summer Cocktail...Just Add a Beach Sunset & Silk Kaftan - Okay, if you're in the burbs and you can't quite manage the beach sunset, at least don your favourite beach kaftan and let this stunning summer cocktail...
  • Pack Light and Right this summer. 7 simple tips show you how. - Tip #1: Take time out to plan Think about what you will be doing on your holiday. There is no point taking hiking boots if you plan to lie on the beach...
  • The best beach wear for big bellies: 3 simple tips for finding the right Bathers - Whether it's the baby bump that never went away or an attack of hormonal high-jinks, taming that tummy with swimwear that fits right is the ticket to looking...
  • Resortwear Basics: 5 Handy Tips - What to pack to keep cool on your next summer escape - 5 handy tips for packing right and keeping cool on your next summer break: #1 Pack 'natural fabrics': cottons and silks are perfect. They 'breathe'...
  • $250 FREE Shopping Spree! - January Giveaway: a Spectacular $250 FREE Shopping Spree! If you are a Snippet newsletter subscriber and buy anything from Sequins & Sand (yep...even the...
  • Ahoy there! Nauticals are big this summer. Here's how to wear yours. - Nauticals are big this summer. Don't save them for the yacht. A navy beach dress, red bathers and white kaftans are summer staples this year. Here's how...
  • 10 things to do before you turn 10. Top travel ideas for the family. - "...and as a parent, these are the experiences that shape your children, so that hopefully they'll grow up to be just like you. Only better with computers."...
  • Sequins and Sand in the Media - Capriosca Swimwear in New Idea Nov 7 Issue - Restore you beach confidence with Capriosca Swimwear as seen in New Idea! Capriosca is a great Australian swimwear label catering for curves, busts, bellies...
  • Beach Holiday Travel: Leave the city wear at home! Here's the perfect travel wear for a summer break - From the moment you leave home, you should be in beach holiday mode. One of the best ways to get you in the groove, is to wear stylish yet relaxed summer...
  • Summer Dresses: embroidered, striped, printed or plain - Dresses are an absolute essential for effortless summer style. Just throw on and go...the perfect summer wear. Like kaftans, they'll take you from beach...
  • Your Thoughts Matter To Us - Feedback - We're dedicated to helping you look fabulous and feel great on your precious summer break. We love it when our customers send us an email or give us a...
  • Style Evolution - Kendall Farr - Book Description: The author of the successful The Pocket Stylist follows up with a book that addresses the specific fashion needs of the over-forty crowd...
  • Watching Your Pennies? - Tips for Staying Style Savvy.& Penny Wise - We're all doing it...pulling our horns and heads in, tightening belts (and what ever other 'phrases' there are out there), to save a little more. It's...
  • Must Have Autumn Travel Pieces - So Versa-style! - Packing light and rigt is what we're known for. Here's why!
  • FREE Returns - Like it? Then try it on at home. Our returns are no fuss and FREE for all Aussie orders! Our Returns section shows you how.
  • Feelgood Freebie - December Give Away - Every month, we give away a little something, with much love, to help make you feel good! All you have to do is 'join in'.
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  • Feelgood Freebie - November - November's Feelgood Freebie winner is Michelle Carr-Brown. She won a gorgeous Silver pendant. A perfect little spark of bling for a summer holiday wardrobe....
  • Shopping to Suit your Shape - What Shape Are You? - When shape is discussed, women are usually categorised by fruit type...don't ask me why. Rather than try and figure out what you 'are' I suggest you just...
  • Summer Preview - summer preview test
  • Start Shopping! - The perfect summer holiday wardrobe is only a click away. Catalogue has it all listed. Buy-a-Look shows you how to put it together and Packing Lists takes...
  • Free Silk Pouches - Take these pouches out for dinner and drinks too. In gorgeous metalic moss, tangerine and turquoise they can certainly hold their own. See them in action...
  • Don't miss... - See it On and Packing List for truly inspiring ideas!
  • What's in Customer Service? - Customer Service contains all the info on our trading policies and terms...business the Sequins & Sand way.
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  • Shipping can be free! - Live in Oz? Spend over $400 & we'll ship for free. Outside Oz? Orders over $600, shipping is free!
  • Link ...and you shall find. - Help us start a little revolution. We want all busy women to know of fabulous finds out there that can help us live our best summer yet. Here we share...
  • Swimwear - The girls looked high and low to find swimwear that not only looks incredible but works well on those of us who need help and those of us lucky enough...
  • To go with your 'Beach to Bar' kaftan, here's a 'Freezer to Table' no cook cake! - I found this recipe by Jane Curran, in August's Woman and Home, a great UK magazine that is a must for busy women. Summer Berry Tiramisu Cake This no-cook...
  • Grab & Go (girls) - Grab & Go is our turbo charged get away pack, put together so that you can get ready to go away in a flash. Now it might not have everything you need,...
  • Ring Size - Each ring we sell will have its diameter measurement (cms) stated in its description. Measure your finger using the instructions below, to know whether...
  • Clothing Fit - Loose Fit: Means they will gently fall about. Great for balmy summer nights and hot summer days. * The Perfect White Shirt - even though 'one size' I've...
  • Clothing Size - That's why every garment, on every page has it's own measurements table. Yep...no more generic sizing guides! All you have to do is grab an item of similar...
  • Bags as gifts - I can highly recommend our luggage organisers, the thoughtfully designed ecru linen bags as the perfect gift for a girl friend who is off on a special...
  • Clothing links - Click on Buy a Look to see just how easy 3 into 1 goes! Packing List.
  • Beauty - An Interview with Lotus Skincare - H.G.: Hi Sandy and Joanie. Being new to Australia and exclusive to Sequins & Sand, I think we should introduce you to 'our girls' and give them a few insights...
  • You Little Beauty! - There is nothing like the familiar scents of summer to get into the perfect holiday mood and the Lotus Skincare range capture it brilliantly. All the...
  • Drinks & Dinner Look comments - The Perfect White Shirt Grows Up - the essence of summer style. Look relaxed and own summer with this simply stunning look...one of our favourites. ...
  • Out & About Look comments - Casablanca Cool: Casablanca doesn't need much to spruce it up, just add a string of colour with..... beads and saucy sunnies and you are on your way. ...
  • Summer Beauty: All about Aloe...'a summer must' says Kate from Ikigai - What is Aloe Vera? With thick leaves, covered in thorns, Aloe Vera looks like a cactus. In fact, it is a member of the lily family and is related to onion,...
  • Sequins & Sand is a summer oasis for busy women. Here's why! - Sequins & Sand knows busy women...because we are busy women. Find out what changes we've made to help make your summer, perfect: * New kaftans, cover-ups,...
  • Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house... - Just think, you can pop a cork and take a breath very soon. Here's to you! Thanks for shopping with us this year. We hope you enjoy your summer stash...
  • Media Resources | Swimwear Resortwear Sizes 10-30 | Sequins and Sand - Summer 2014/15 Media Resources are ready right now. Being a small business means we're nimble and can get you what you need fast. Please don't hesitate...
  • For the Beach Look comments - Vibrant Cotton Red blue & white a combination that is forever fashionable! Team it with sunnies, the wide brim hat, foldable carry-all bag, silver bangles...
  • For the Beach - Less is more! Beach side, pool side or deck side you can be confident making an entrance in one of these ensembles looking cool, calm, collected and totally...
  • Out & About Look - Team you favourite tunic, kaftan or shirt with a denim skirt or ¾ length pants, add a few great accessories and you are ready for a spot of sight-seeing,...
  • Live a little like it's summer....everyday. - Try: * Grabging an overseas mag as a treat and take a peek at what they've been doing during summer, what's hot, what's not, the colours, the styles, the...
  • Quick as a flash Christmas Cake - Actually, it's Aunty Mary's recipe so she deserves all the praise. Here we go... Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees. Prepare a medium sized square cake...
  • Our Customer Service Ethos - We're here to help. Sequins & Sand is a summer oasis, where busy women can feel at ease when shopping and walk away feeling confident with their purchases...
  • Second Summer - See them in the Photo Gallery below... Hawaiian Kaftans: Summer brights...holiday delights. There is something about brights that scream summer and these...
  • Shoes - There is no doubt that the right shoes will not only make an outfit come together, if clever enough they will take your summer wardrobe almost anywhere....
  • Media Mentions - We've been seen in the best of places...take a peak at where we've been - Below is a gallery of magazine and newspaper pics, showing you where we've been seen lately. From left to right...row by row, here we go! * Woman's...
  • Bags - Beach Bags, Carry-all Bags that cleverly fold away, Luggage Organisers and Toiletry Bags...I've thought about it and hand picked them all. Beyond your...
  • Cruise our Catalogue - Hello! Welcome to Catalogue. Take your time to browse and add to your basket when you come across something deliciously tempting. If you look above my...
  • See It On - See it On brings it all together beautifully. Individual resortwear staples are brought to life. Whether it's at the Beach, Out and About or off for Dinner...
  • Jewellery - Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.' ~Janet Lane. And your expression will be one of utmost glee when you see what...
  • One Classic Summer Shirt Dress Three Ways & How To Wear It - The secret to the perfect summer wardrobe is versatility and stylish simplicity. The secret to the perfect packing piece...yep...versatility and stylish...
  • Packing For a Long Week-end Away - What to Take on a Long Weekend Away? On the beach, out for dinner and brunch perhaps even a spot of shopping. My Packing List includes items you can...
  • We've been seen in the best of places...take a peak at where we've been - Below is a gallery of magazine pics, showing you where we've been seen lately. From left to ight..row by row, here we go! * Sunday Telegraph (Sydney)...
  • Accessories - Cleverly elevate your basics with our bags, shoes and jewellery. Create completely different looks to take you from beach to bar. Enhance the overall you...
  • Packing tips for any occasion : 4 rules of a happy suitcase - Does the thought of packing for a trip make you break out in hives? Take the panic out of preparation by following these four simple rules – wherever...
  • Packing Lists - Once we have sorted the in & out trays, fridges, farmed out the hamster & dog, we then start wishing we had lost THE life changing 4 kgs, lamenting the...
  • Packing For a Week Away & How to Wear It - A girls' guide to getting effortlessly organised and looking great for a week away on summer holiday. I wish my mother had passed this lifeline on to me...
  • Feelgood Freebie - April PRIZE Give Away - It's a big PRIZE Give Away month here at Sequins & Sand because we know April will be a BIG month for many of our girls. More to juggle over the holidays..work,...
  • FAQ's - What is Sequins & Sand? Sequins & Sand is a 'one-stop-e-shop' selling everything a girl needs when going away on summer holiday. Our passion, to help you...
  • Who is Holiday Girl? - A good woman, mum, daughter, friend, ever lovin' wife and now, your Sequins and Sand shopping assistant! As women, we all wear many hats (often at the...
  • Boys...listen up! - Buy her a gorgeous kaftan or other stunning summer goodies for that special occasion you know is coming up and you REALLY want to get right! A week-end...
  • More Media Mentions - take a peek at where Sequins and Sand has been spotted lately. - Below are a images of magazines and papers we've been mentioned in lately. Maybe you recognise a few! From left to right...row by row, here we go! *...
  • Shopping the Sequins & Sand Way - Busy girls may just need more of a helping hand to look great and feel fabulous this summer. We offer inspiration and practical solutions for effortless...
  • 12 days of a Sensational Summer Christmas. Slip this gift list to Santa...ho ho ho! - On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Kaftan from Sequins and Sand. * On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me two onepiece...
  • Feelgood Freebies - November Give Away - 'Join in' by simply adding your email address to our 'Snippets' mailing list and shopping with us. Add your email either in the space provided at the...
  • Feelgood Freebies - December Give Away - December's Feelgood Freebie is a set of Boruga Beads...an absolute summer essential and cornerstone of any beach to bar transformation. Here's how to...
  • Feelgood Freebie - January Give Away - This month, with the beach firmly on our minds we thought we'd give away a lovely Cotton Sarong. Stunning colours, wonderful print to help disguise that...
  • Feelgood Freebies - February's Giveaway - a Slice of Paradise - This beautiful gift box includes coconut infused: 59ml Body Lotion 100g Soap 30ml Body Butter This fabulous Freebie can be yours if you win the draw....
  • Feelgood Freebie - May GIVEAWAY - a little book of wisdom - This month's giveaway draws on the inspiration of mothers and celebrates women in their finer years...their busiest years! Grown-up & Gorgeous is a 'must...
  • Work that Kaftan Girls! - Most stores are now stocking their autumn/winter range offering a gorgeous array of knitwear & accessories. Consider a nude knee length cardie belted...
  • TESTIMONIALS...What 'our girls' have said about Sequins & Sand and our Resortwear - A taste of Testimonials from all over the world...from our girls...see them below. ================================================ "I am just writing...
  • Gift Ideas for Mother's Day - 10 of the BEST for $60 or LESS - Row by row...left to right...here we go: * Silver Butterfly Pendant - $45 * Gold Tote - $32 * Natural Tote - $23 * Balms - Shimmering Body $15ea, Lip...
  • Resortwear Basics: What's Your Summer Style - are you a Bright & Breezy girl? - If you're a 'Bright & Breezy' girl, your style will most likely range from the classic to whimsical, but always with a healthy sprinkle of fun...after...
  • Resortwear Basics: What's Your Summer Style? - are you a 'Classic' girl? - If you're a 'Classic' girl, your style will most likely be uncomplicated and simple. Neutrals team beautifully with your stash of white. Think woven raffia,...
  • Contact - Just as you can shop with us 24x7, you can contact us by email at anytime and we will get back to you within 48 hours. ...
  • Feelgood FREEBIE - JUNE Giveaway - Something to stuff your kaftans in! - Some lucky girls will be escaping the cold and sneaking in a summer break – perhaps to Palm Cove, Broome or into the luring arms of the Asian tropics....
  • SALE...SALE...SALE... - With summer about to surface, we are clearing out the old to make way for the new. Take advantage of a further 10% off on selected items site wide now!
  • Feelgood FREEBIE - JULY Giveaway - Your very own Pocket Stylist! - An inspiring read...The Pocket Stylist...is what we'll be giving away in July. Kendall Farr is celebrity stylist, now genius, who has "written The Pocket...
  • Feelgood FREEBIE - AUGUST Giveaway - a very cute Sun Visor - Hats are not for every girl...many complaining of them taking flight and rolling away...away, away down the beach. It's often embarrasing as one gives...
  • Summer 2009 kicks off with Capriosca Swimwear - including Plus Size (10-22) - We are sooooo very excited that summer is just around the corner and it starts with Swimwear! Capriosca is a stunning range of swimwear that not only...
  • Terms & Conditions - These Terms and Conditions basically outline what we are responsible for doing for you and what you are responsible for doing, to make shopping with us,...
  • Sunglasses - The Right Style - General Rule of Thumb: round features go for round edges/shapes. As much as I loathe categorising any part of our anatomy, it is a practical way of trying...
  • Currency - All prices on the Sequins & Sand website are shown in Australian Dollars (AUD). To see a conversion of any price on the website in your own currency...
  • Beach Wear for Real Women: No Frump, No Skimp...Promise! - If you've out grown surf shops and have no desire to be a chain store clone, then you've come to the right place. Something happens when you hit 35. You...
  • FREE monthly PRIZES & Holiday Girl News - Find out if you've won our monthly GIVEAWAY. Monthly prize winners from the draw are only announced in 'Snippet'. 'Snippet' is a short and sweet email...
  • Capriosca Swimwear Sizing - We stock Australia's Capriosca Swimwear because we think it's stylish, thoughtfully crafted and great value. One thing we'd like to say is that we've...
  • Gift Wrapping - Your resortwear goodies will be lovingly wrapped - At Sequins & Sand we believe every woman could do with feeling a little extra special. Whether you are buying for yourself or for a friend, every purchase...
  • Security & Payment - Security Shopping on the internet should be easy and worry free. The Security of your payments with us, including your private information is something...
  • Summer Style Part 2 - 2. Colour – getting your colour right is essential and will shave years off your age...no botox shots needed! 3. The Basics – essentials to go with...
  • Summer Style Secrets: how to have the perfect summer wardrobe - The secret to having the perfect summer wardrobe is simply...'less is more'. Unlike winter where we can hide behind layers, summer need to bring out our...

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