Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Jeanswest Trinity Denim Shorts, Green Tops, Crossbody Bags

I mentioned back in October that I was on the hunt for more denim shorts for spring and summer. I really liked the longer bermuda length denim shorts I wore over my pregnancies, so was extremely happy to pick up these Trinity shorts in the latest Jeanswest sale. They are on sale again now, 30% off!

What I wore:

khaki tank, bermuda denim shorts, mustard yellow micro regan bag | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | Away From The Blue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Tank: Target embroidered khaki tank
Shorts: Jeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (new purchase)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold (on sale!)
Nails: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

Why I wore it:

Another easy outfit for Baby Boy's weekly weigh session and spending time with family in the afternoon. It was a little windy when I wore this but still quite a warm day, so a simple tank and denim shorts outfit was all that was needed.

I got the idea to wear this mustard yellow bag together with the khaki tank from a guest post on Shea's blog by Becky from byBMG. I really liked this combination and I'm definitely going to wear it again in future.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, khaki embroidered tank, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan. First time I've worn the shorts as they are a new purchase.

Other ways to wearkhaki embroidered tank worn two ways, studded gladiator sandals and a maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan and chambray dress.

What I wore:

blue and green fitted tank Bermuda trinity denim shorts jJanswest new look petite print kimono | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather |AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Emerald green
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This is another one of those non-maternity versions of a maternity outfit I loved so much in pregnancy! While I gave my green maternity tank onto a pregnant friend, I have this non-maternity style in the same colour. The style challenge for the #RuleBreakersClub on instagram was the 'forbidden pairing' of green and blue, so the denim shorts and blue kimono were perfect. It's only recently I've started wearing green and blue together, I'm wondering why it's taken me so long to start wearing and enjoying the combination! Wore this to pop out to the shops quickly with the boys to get a few finishing pieces for their Christmas outfits.

I review everything I buy after wearing it twice to see how my new purchases work in my wardrobe. As this is the second time I've worn these denim shorts, my purchase review:

I love these! When I tried them in in store, I couldn't get over how soft they were. The sales assistant recommended sizing down and I think that was a great idea as they will stretch over time. The length is just right for my petite frame, not too short and not too long. These denim shorts are sure to be a go-to option this spring and summer. They are really highly rated in the reviews on the website and I agree with the high rating. I wouldn't change anything about these shorts!

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), navy printed kimono, green tank, Bermuda denim shorts (above), Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and a grey tee, green tank and a maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and purple cardigan.

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Jeanswest Gift Guide Under $100 For Him & Her

Sharing my final gift guide for the year. It's no secret I love Jeanswest! It's my go-to place for jeans (even while pregnant) and a large percentage of my wardrobe was bought there. Mostly on sale too. Below are my top picks - a few things for him and for her. Everything is budget friendly and under $100. If you're a rewards member, log into your account to get 40% off everything!

Gifts Under $50

These are great stocking fillers, little extras to add to a main gift, or ideal secret Santa pressies. Accessories are always a good idea if you don't know what size your gift recipient usually wears.

Gifts Under $100

If you have a little more cash to spend, all of the items below are over $50 but under $100. Shirts are usually a pretty safe bet for guys who work in an office as you know they will get worn.

I made a handbag gift guide if you want to check that out too. It's suitable for any budget!

As usual, I still haven't finished all my Christmas shopping despite having aimed to complete it before December. Just have a couple final gifts to get and I'm done. How is your Christmas shopping coming along?

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Marketing images used with permission from Jeanswest. This was not a sponsored post, I just love the store!

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Handbag Lover Gift Guide

The ultimate gift guide for a handbag lover - no matter your budget, there's something for everyone. This was a hit when I did it last year so I've updated it and brought it back again this year. Click the plus signs to see pricing info and visit the online stores to buy.

Budget Buys Under $50

Perfect for anyone who has more bags than they need, stocking fillers, or someone with a wishlist of bags that are out of your budget. You can enhance the inside or outside of their current bags with cute stickers, charms and pouches or card holders. I've included a wonderful example of the bag hook I've raved about before, perfect gift for a mum. And of course there's the handbag raincoat for someone who has everything!

Mid-Range Marvels Under $200

Perfect for that special someone you have a little more money set aside for. You can get small accessories like card holders from a brand you know they love, or even treat them to a little piece of a brand they've always admired but never bought. Mini and micro bags come into this price range and make great gifts. Well worth saving up for.

Surprising Splurges - Over $500

Perfect for anyone who has an expensive taste in bags, unwrapping one of these for Christmas would be an incredible surprise. Safest to stick to neutral colours if you're spending big. Buy for yourself after a lot of research or for someone else after receiving a lot of hinting, and maybe a lotto win!

Hope you found this useful! Will you be buying any bags or bag related gifts this Christmas?

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