Friday, September 12, 2014

Jeans, Grey Tees and Good Causes

Always wanting to be comfortable, I ended up wearing my favourite combination of jeans and a grey tee twice in a row. While I am trying to wear everything I have in my wardrobe and not end up in a denim rut..some days just call for jeans!

Here's what I wore to go out with DH and baby T:
Sundried Peruvian tribal print grey tee skinny jeans converse
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
Scarf: Inca 4 Stripes tee C/O Sundried (use promo code 'INCA' for 25% off!)
JeansSass and Bide strayed misfits skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black

Although I tried this tee on with my maxi skirt as soon as it arrived, for its first proper wearing out of the house I went with a classic and comfortable option - blue jeans!

Sundried sent me this lovely tee to wear, and I also get to pass along a discount code for you - just use promo code 'INCA' at checkout to get 25% off. I like the fun Peruvian-inspired tribal print, and it's great to know that the company is committed to doing good. The tee is made from organic cotton, and the company always works with fair-trade manufacturers. I'm the first to admit that I probably don't know as much about the origins of my wardrobe's contents as I should, which is why it's nice when you come across a company that proudly shares how they are trying to improve the world.

Last worn: Ray-ban, Sass and Bide jeans, Converse. First time I've worn the tee.

Here's what I wore for a casual day at home:
Oscar's law Help Break the puppy trade grey tee skinny jeans
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
TopOscar's Law 'Break the puppy trade' tee
JeansJeanswest 'spoylt' super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white

Another grey tee and denim combo! Did switch out the black Converse for my white ones, to make it a little different ;) Wanted to be comfortable for a quiet day at home - we had family over in the morning and went out in the afternoon for our usual walk.

I support Oscar's Law, and their message to "adopt, don't shop", and their goal of changing the law to prevent pet stores from selling puppies. Such a good cause to get behind. It would have been nice to have our little adopted dog Cooper sitting next to me for the photo, but he was busy catching up on his naps! He's still adjusting to baby T's cries interrupting his naptime schedule. Sometimes he lets out a big sigh when baby starts to cry, to let me know his nap has been cut short. It's very cute.

Last time I wore this tee I was stretching its limits in the third trimester of pregnancy, after getting it in the second trimester! It's so strange looking back at things I've worn during pregnancy and now, and a little odd wearing things I bought during pregnancy without a baby bump for the first time!

Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarers (see above), Oscar's Law tee, skinny jeans, Converse.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wearing Maxi Skirts in Winter - Scarves and Long Sleeve Tees

Although it is officially spring (and has been for 10 days now) I still have some winter outfits to post! Noticed that I'd been wearing denim a lot lately, so I'm trying to create some variety by wearing my dresses and maxi skirts more. I don't want to get stuck in a blue denim rut.

Here's what I wore to go out shopping with baby T:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
ScarfSeed Heritage Paisley print snood
TeeAtmos&Here grey Arizona zip tee (New purchase, on sale!)
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoes: Wittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag

It was a little chilly, and I wanted to be cosy so long sleeved tee and a maxi skirt seemed like a good idea. I thought I'd leave the tee loose and baggy rather than tucking it in, I liked the long drapey layers when I added the scarf too. Normally I'd go for something tucked into the skirt, but I just liked the look of this with it hanging free.

This is the second time I've worn this tee since I bought it in August. As I'm reviewing all my monthly purchases after wearing them twice, the verdict on the tee:

I really like it! I'm glad I bought it and as it's such a lightweight piece I'm sure I'll still be able to wear it often in spring. A good purchase. The only thing that I'm unsure about is the zips on the hem - still haven't figured out if they are for anything more than decoration! I've tried unzipping and tucking the front in, but the stiff metal zipper doesn't make that comfortable. Maybe they are just for decoration?Do you own any tops like this? How do you wear them with the zips?

Last worn: Ray-BanSeed heritage snood, grey zip detail tee, striped maxi skirt, black flats, MbMJ baby bag.

Here's what I wore to go for a walk with baby and Cooper:
SunglassesBali sunglasses C/O Kameleonz (20% discount with code 'MICA')
ScarfAlexander McQueen magenta skull scarf in roses print
TeeLiving Doll stripe 3/4 sleeve top
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 casual maxi skirt outfit to get out of the house for a bit of lunch and a walk. Tucked the long sleeve tee in this time. I really liked this outfit when I put it on in the morning, but I am not too impressed with it in the photo. Certainly kept me comfortable all day though, which is my main goal for outfits lately!

Last worn: sunglassesAlexander McQueen skull scarfstriped top, black maxi skirt, Converse, Marc by Marc Jacobs baby bag (see above).

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Jeans and a Tee with Blazer and Scarf, Statement Metallic and Oversize Tee

Here's what I wore to go to a BBQ and spend the evening with the in-laws:
skinny jeans oversize tee boots blazer and scarf
Jacket: Zara black blazer
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs scarf in Island pine-print
TeeFrench Connection oversized khaki green tee
JeansJeanswest blue skinny jeans
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan

Last time I wore this tee I was in my third trimester, and enjoying the fact that the oversize style still fit over the baby bump. It was not one of my favourite pregnancy outfits though, I much prefer the tee worn lose and oversized with a bit of a drape, not all stretched out over a baby belly. Not all my regular clothes looked great as maternity outfits, but I had fun trying them out anyway.

Added the blazer to dress up this jeans and tee outfit a little for spending the afternoon with the in-laws, and to help keep me warm in the rain. I have a lot of blazers, but I don't think any has gotten as much wear as this Zara one! It's a jersey material that doesn't feel too formal, but dresses up a casual outfit nicely. My sister has a similar blazer and I've always loved the way she wears hers, so I was pleased to find this piece when op-shopping. Definitely a good purchase, one of those pieces that makes me understand why so many people have "a classic blazer" as one of their must-have wardrobe items.

Last worn: Zara blazer, Marc Jacobs scarf, khaki tee, skinny jeans, Asos leather boots.

Here's what I wore to go out for a walk and spend time with a visitor today:
sass and bide metallic skinny jeans wildfox skeleton tee converse
TeeWildfox Skeleton black tee with long sleeves (with Kmart black tank layered underneath)
JeansSass and Bide 'Three Words' metallic gold jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black

Trying to wear these awesome metallic jeans a little more casually, dressed down with an oversized top and Converse. Didn't need to be too dressed up, as I had a quiet day at home with Cooper and baby T, with a visitor in the afternoon. Was looking through my wardrobe for something warm to wear to pair with the jeans when I saw this little-worn tee.

Haven't worn this tee in over a year! I wore it a few times when I bought it in 2012, before the weather got too warm, and since then I've only worn it twice. I think the time I wore it to Fright Night at Movie World for Halloween was the best possible opportunity it could be worn. Not something I wear enough to justify keeping in my wardrobe, although it is incredibly comfortable for lounging around at home in.

Last worn: Wildfox skeleton tee, metallic skinny jeans, Converse.

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