Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Printed Jersey Mini Dresses and Owning One Item In Multiple Colours

I've shared a few times on the blog that when I really like something, I tend to buy multiples of it in different colours. I'm trying to really question my "need" for this, to reduce the size of my wardrobe. I wore two cute little jersey dresses a couple of days ago, with the goal of picking one to keep and one to remove from my wardrobe and add to the donate pile.

Here's what I wore to visit my parents:
French Connection Butterfly Print Mini Dress Brisbane Heatwave Spring Outfit
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
DressFrench Connection butterfly jersey tie waist dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus enamel coated Marc By Marc Jacobs Katie bracelet

Brisbane was tipped to get over 40 degrees Celcius (104 Farenheit for my American readers), so I wanted to wear as little as possible. A bikini was out of the question though, haha! I picked this cute little printed dress as it's great in the heat. We all headed over to my parent's place for the day, to sit and soak up their air-conditioning and protect baby T from the worst of the high temperatures.

I did add a cute little bracelet to accessorise a bit, but it was really too hot to want to do anything to wear this dress differently! Didn't even take a bag - had all my stuff in the baby bag.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerprinted jersey dress, Havaianas.

Here's what I wore to catch up with a friend:
French Connection Burgundy star print dress ankle boots Acne Pistol Spring Outfit
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"

Wore this second dress simply too, just added my trusty pistol boots. I know that when the summer heat comes to stay, I won't be wearing them very much, so I'm getting all the wear out of them I can now in Spring! Simple outfit to go visit a friend for a chat with baby T.

I've worn this dress 9 times since I've been blogging, and the butterfly printed one 7 times. Not sure how long I've had them, although I do have an old picture of a night out in 2008 wearing one of them. They've both had a good run in my wardrobe, but as I'm trying to downsize, getting rid of things I have multiples of seems to be a good way to go.

I picked this burgundy star print dress to wear after the multi coloured printed one above, as I was certain that this would be the dress that would be leaving my wardrobe after looking at them both hanging up. However, after wearing this dress, I've decided to keep this one and donate the more colourful printed one above. I just love the burgundy colour of this dress too much!

What do you think? Would you have kept this burgundy star print dress as well, or do you think I should keep the more colourful printed one?

Last worn: Wayfarers (see above), star print dress, Acne Pistol boots.

The Thanksgiving holiday in the US brings a lot of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales! I'm always updating the Sales and Discount page, but below are a few of the sales that have started already:

Hope all my American readers have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Dresses and Rebecca Minkoff Bags

Again, more dress outfits! I've been loving the simplicity of dresses lately, Just throw them on and go, minimal to no accessorising needed!

Here's what I wore to go out with my mother in law:
pink striped maxi dress studded sandals rebecca minkoff yellow swing bag
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
DressThree Dots stripe maxi dress
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow

Had a very busy morning! Took the time to stop by the library with my mother in law for the little baby rhymes session. Baby T loves spending time with his grandparents and it's so good watching them play together. Also managed to get some Christmas shopping done, as well as getting some essentials for the house.

Decided to dress simply with a maxi dress - and picked this one as I haven't worn it in a while. It was last worn when I was in the second trimester, then the bump got too big to squeeze into it, hehe. I wasn't sure if the dress should stay in my wardrobe or go. It felt a little bit unforgiving with the leftover baby belly for me when I wore it.....but when I looked up how many times I've worn it on the blog and saw it was my first pregnancy outfit with the baby bump on display, I've decided to keep it a little longer, as it's such a special piece. I shouldn't be so self-conscious about the flabby belly, it gave me a beautiful baby!

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, striped maxi dress, Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff swing bag.

Here's what I wore to go get my hair cut:
Zara printed tunic dress RM mini MAC Acne Pistol boots spring outfit Queensland
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine

This dress is definitely not going anywhere! It's a keeper! I love this dress, and this outfit. I've worn the exact outfit before in cooler weather, just added a scarf and a slip underneath for a little extra warmth.

Wore this out for a trip to the hairdressers. My first haircut after baby! I managed to find a lovely local lady and mum who was happy for me to bring baby T along to my appointment. Was a bonus to find out that she had a little June baby too, we swapped stories on baby progress and how to handle different situations. Didn't go for a drastic change, as I've been loving my long hair, just a general tidy up. As you can see in this photo, my hair was starting to get really difficult to do anything with. Felt so good to set aside a little time for a trim!

Last worn: Wayferers (above), Zara printed dress, Acne Pistol boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Simple Maxi Dress Outfits To Beat The Heat With Minimal Accessories

Keeping things simple, just two printed maxi dress outfits I wore. One that's a keeper, and one that's being added to the donate pile.

Here's what I wore to host my mother's group:
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs

A nice comfortable but still slightly dressed up outfit for hosting my mother's group! Each week, a few of us mummies meet up at someone's house, and I offered to host it this time around.

I like how easy maxi dresses are to wear, but how they make it look like you put a bit of effort in! I spent most of the morning cleaning and preparing for everyone to come over, and the dress was comfortable enough for that too. Not sure I'll be hosting the ladies again for a while though, Cooper was most displeased that I didn't let him play with everyone's babies and only let him watch from the sidelines! Baby T was less grouchy than Cooper, haha!

Last worn: blue maxi dress, Havaianas.

Here's what I wore to go out shopping:
Pearl black and white printed jersey maxi dress simple Aussie Summer Outfit
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
DressPearl black and white jersey maxi dress
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH

Another maxi dress! Went out to the local library with baby T in the morning, and then had some errands and shopping to do in the afternoon. A maxi dress seemed like the best idea to beat the heat.

This dress isn't staying in my wardrobe though. I'm trying to reduce the size of my wardrobe so it's full of pieces I love to wear. I want to wear everything I own, not have overflowing wardrobe(s!) full of pieces that never see the light of day.

This dress sounds so good - a black and white printed maxi dress, really practical! However it wasn't very nice to wear this time. The stretchy little band that sits across the waist got a little stretched out over the baby bump when I last wore it I think, it kept sagging and flapping around all day. I could remove the band, it's stitched on, but I don't like the look of the dress without it as much as I do with it.

So after debating getting it altered or just letting it go, I've decided to just donate this dress. Someone else won't be annoyed by the band, or will be happy to take it off. I bought the maxi dress back in 2010 from Asos, and worn it 6 times in the past couple of years since I've had the blog, so it's had a good run!

Last worn: Ray-Ban wayfarersprinted maxi dress, Balenciaga studded sandals.

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