Monday, July 21, 2014

Grey Knit, Skull scarf, Denim | Hoodie, Singlet, Maxi Skirt and Converse

Here's what I wore to spend time with family:
ScarfAlexander McQueen magenta skull scarf in roses print
JumperJeanswest 'Marion' grey textured crew neck knit
Jeans: Jeanswest 'spoylt' super skinny jeans
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs

Cosy casual outfit to have family visit for the day. Added the scarf for a bit of colour and interest, and just wore my Havaianas as I didn't venture out of the house. My favourite part of this outfit is the jeans - back into my pre-pregnancy jeans so soon! I was getting a little bored of the three maternity jeans options I've been wearing for months, so I went hunting through my pile of denim during baby's nap time to see if there was anything that fit yet.

So pleased that I could squeeze into these! I have multiple sizes of jeans hiding in the wardrobe...hopefully I'm not the only one. The combination of these being one of the larger sizes I own and a low waisted style means that they still fit despite the leftover baby belly. Which is wonderful, as I had tried on two other pairs of jeans (too high-waisted, too small) before getting to these. I can't even remember the last time I wore something that didn't have an elastic waist, it felt really nice wearing my old denim. I last wore these particular jeans 7 months ago, when I was hiding the beginnings of the second trimester bump!

Last worn: Alexander McQueen skull scarf, grey knit, skinny jeans, Havaianas.

Here's what I wore to go to the park:
JacketJuicy Couture Long Sleeve Original Zip Hoodie in 'Silver Lining'
SingletJeanswest 'Jenni' basic singlet in festival fuchsia
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag

Another really simple "stay at home" outfit. Only needed the shoes and baby bag when I went out in the afternoon for a bit of a walk with baby T and to take Cooper to the park.

Comfort (and anything that isn't pyjamas!) is what I'm looking for now as I spend some time with baby T being a stay at home mum. My favourite pregnancy outfit combination of singlet and maxi skirt is still a favourite of mine post-pregnancy. Just needs an added layer or two now we are into the winter months.

I last wore this skirt and tank together in summer during the second trimester, with a beautiful statement necklace. This winter version of the outfit would have looked nice with a necklace or scarf, but it was warm enough in the afternoon to just need a jacket, and I don't want baby T getting tangled in a necklace chain.

Last worn: Juicy Couture hoodie, Jeanswest singlet, jersey maxi skirt, Converse, baby bag.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Printed Dress, Avalina Leather Review | Skull Scarf, Stripes and Skinny Jeans

Here's what I wore to go out without baby T:
leggings printed dress Avalina Leather clutch asos cleo boots
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Dress: Rivers Aztec print dress
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
Leggings: Cotton On
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
Bracelets: the usual
Bag: Audrey leather clutch in cognac C/O Avalina Leather

When I'm out with baby T I need to carry a huge baby bag, so it's nice to get the chance to pop out on my own now and then and just take my own bag, or carry just the bare necessities in a little clutch.

I recently had the chance to try out a product from Avalina Leather. They are an Australian business that sell Italian made leather bags and accessories. If you've followed me a while you will know that I appreciate a good handbag, so I had fun browsing their site during baby T's nap times! I settled on this gorgeous Audrey clutch in Cognac, although it comes in other colours too, like this beautiful turquoise.

Avalina Leather Audrey Tuscany leather clutch packaging

I had a great experience with Avalina Leather. The postage was quick and the clutch was wrapped beautifully - even coming with it's own dust bag. The leather is the high quality you would expect from Italian leather. This clutch is made by Tuscany Leather, and they have a few other products from this brand on the site, as well as products from other brands.

One little thing to note with the clutch is that it mentions on the website that it comes with a detachable handle - it actually comes with a wrist strap and a longer cross body strap, which was a nice little surprise when I opened the parcel. Makes it really practical as you can wear it in 3 different ways: without any strap, with the wrist strap, or cross body. Really pleased with it (and I love the tassels!).

Last worn: Aztec print dress, gold belt, leggings, Asos leather boots. First time I've worn the clutch.

Here's what I wore to stay at home:
skull scarf atmoshere stripe tee skinny jeans converse casual print mix
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
TopAtmos&Here 3/4 sleeve stripe tee berry white (on sale!)
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual

Another casual stay-at-home outfit. I added the scarf and Converse to go out for a quick walk with baby T and Cooper. Despite the cold and windy winter weather, getting outside in the sunshine for a little bit is good for us all, so I'm trying to get out at least once a day now. Even if it is just walking a quick 10 min circuit around the house!

I bought this tee when I was pregnant, and first wore it with my big third trimester baby bump. It was so interesting wearing it without the bump for the first time. You can see the relaxed fit better now without my pregnancy weight stretching it out, hehe! 5 weeks after giving birth, so still wearing my maternity jeans as the bump isn't completely gone ;)

Last worn: Alexander McQueen scarf, Atmos&Here stripe tee, maternity skinny jeans, Converse.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jeanswest Maternity Skinny Jeans, Dressing Up A Stay At Home Outfit As A New Mother

I'm blogging less often as life revolves around newborn baby T and I spend a lot of time in pyjamas. No one wants to see my daggy PJs, so I only blog when I've got dressed and had time to take a picture.

Here's what I wore to have visitors drop by:
Scarf: red and black skull print scarf
Top: Chicabooti red fine knit jumper (with Cotton On red singlet underneath)
JeansJeanswest maternity skinny jeans in black
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual

One of our friends let us know that they were passing by and wanted to drop by and spend some time with baby T. Thought that I'd add a scarf to the plain knit and jeans outfit to dress it up a little for visitors. We even had time to clean the house a little before everyone came by. Quite a productive day!

I have a lot of accessories I can use to dress up outfits - but I haven't been wearing jewellery a lot. Usually before baby I'd wake up, know what I was going to wear and pick the accessories from my jewellery stand next to the bed. Now, I'm woken up by baby T and getting dressed can happen quite a few hours after I've gotten up and made him happy! Scarves are great for that, they are nice "afterthoughts" to an outfit I've hurriedly pulled on but they help make it look a little more put together. I keep mine right by the door too, so it's easy to grab one on the way out. Haven't worn this one in a long time (over two years!), but thought that it went perfectly with this outfit.

Last worn: skull print scarf, red knit, red singlet, maternity skinny jeans, Converse.

Here's what I wore to go to a doctor's appointment:
JacketJuicy Couture Zip Hoodie in Lilac
Top: Best and Less blue stripe breastfeeding singlet
Jeans:  Jeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

My family came over to spend some time with baby T. We had lunch, and they were able to baby sit while I popped out to a doctor's appointment. It was sunny and warm, so I just wore my Havaianas.

This is just another "stay at home mum outfit". I tend not to put too much effort into what I wear if I'm just going to the doctors! It would have looked really nice with a necklace, but baby T can be a bit grabby sometimes and I don't want him getting tangled up in any of my necklaces.

The hoodie was a lovely gift from my bestie, she's so generous! We both have a love of Juicy Couture trackie dacks for lounging at home or dog walking. I've been wearing mine a lot more often now, spending so much time at home. The hoodies have been popping up on the blog too as some days a blazer or leather jacket seems too dressed up and a cardigan is just too thin for the winter weather. They are a nice casual cover up.

Last worn: striped singlet, maternity skinny jeans, Havaianas, Balenciaga tempete day bag. First time I've worn the jacket as it is a recent gift.

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