Thursday, 19 June 2014

Casual Post-Baby Outfits: Maxi Skirts and Maternity Skinny Jeans

Now that baby T has arrived, I'm blogging less regularly as life revolves around a newborn and I spend most of my days in pyjamas! But I do have to leave the PJs behind and get dressed to leave the house, and so whenever I do I'll share an outfit.


Here's what I wore to go visit family:
easy post-partum outfit grey maxi skirt teal jeanswest henley shirt converse

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran handbag carob brown
Necklacevintage gold initial necklace
Shirt: Jeanswest 'Aubrey' pintuck yoke henley in deep teal (new purchase)
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual  plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


This was taken about a week after baby's arrival - we were welcomed over to the in-laws for dinner. They very kindly suggested that we come over early, so we wouldn't be in a rush, and so that they could help look after baby for a few hours for us. It did take us about 3 hours to get ready and leave the house though, haha. At least we weren't late for dinner, as we had been planning to go over so early.

This top is one of my purchases from the Jeanswest 40% off sale before baby was born. It seemed like a nice easy option to wear, as the parcel had arrived a few days earlier. Probably could have used an ironing first, but I'm not beating myself up over it! Partially tucked the top in to the waistband of the skirt to try disguise the post-baby belly a little.


Last worn: grey maxi skirt, Converse, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag. First time I've worn the top as it's a new purchase.



Here's what I wore to go on my first solo outing with baby and Cooper:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Shirt: Jeanswest 'Melanie' Stripe henley in black/coconut
JeansJeanswest maternity skinny jeans in black
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag (new purchase)
Stroller: Steelcraft Strider Compact (new purchase)


Another new Jeanswest top! Again, this one was from my sale order. When we were in hospital, we got many people offering to help with housework and food preparation, so my clothes were generously washed and ironed. The tops being new additions at the front of my wardrobe means I've gone for those first though, because I'm looking for easy outfits and getting dressed as quickly as possible.

Wore this simple black and white outfit to head out for the first time with Baby T on my own - just a walk to the grocery store with baby and Cooper - and then to spend time with my family who visited us in the afternoon.

Learnt from the previous outing to my in-laws, where I still had my handbag and ended up with so much to carry, and just carried my things in baby T's bag so there was less to hold!


Last worn: Ray Ban, Jeanswest maternity skinny jeans, Converse (see above). First time I've worn the top and bag on the blog as they are recent purchases.

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62 comments:

  1. you look amazing! love the dog :)
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  2. You look just amazing! Love the black and white look. How is Cooper doing with the new addition to the family?

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    1. Thanks Sheila! He's adjusting to life with baby, he's very confused by his new baby brother, but getting used to him and more comfortable with him every day :)

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS! Dearest Mica, I have been away from blogging far too long!
    Sweet baby has arrived...hooray! You look radiant!
    Ok, catching up on your posts now... :)
    Big hugs to you! :)))
    xoxoxo

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  4. Congrats on the new arrival lady, you are glowing! And i love the fit of those maternity jeans, you need to figure out a way to keep wearing them!

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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    1. They are so comfortable, I certainly want to keep wearing them for a while!

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  5. You look absolutely amazing post-baby! Love both outfits.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. You have to be the cutest new mom ever! You look amazing, I am so impressed you are already back to blogging. My best to you and your new little guy!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. We're blessed with a good baby who naps a fair bit, so I can pop on the computer now and then :) Want to keep sharing my journey as everyone was so supportive during the pregnancy :)

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  7. Loving the maxi skirt and striped shirt.

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack - Fashion Blog

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  8. Oh Micaaa congratulations on the arrival of baby T!
    How is Cooper dealing with the new sister ?
    I think you look marvellous and can only imagine that you are getting use to all the new things.

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    1. hehe, I saw your comment on my other post too. cooper loves his baby brother, gets more used to him every day :)

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  9. You look great Mica! I can't believe you have time to blog. I really like the stripe top on you. I miss having walks with my baby in his stroller.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlfie.com

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    1. Yep, I get a few minutes to myself here and there as baby naps so I can build up a blog post. Not at the same rate as before, but every now and then I can post :)

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  10. loving these comfy henleys -- so cute! can't believe you're getting around so much right after having baby T. love cooper's face in that first photo, he looks confused! haha

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, trying to keep active to help the recovery! :)

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  11. Yes, the handbag transition might be a bit of a crisis for you ;D. How's Cooper going? I know you will be, but be mindful with him. My little poodle was a shocker around children. Never did harm, but boy, there was potential.
    How good are people that do some housework for you!!!!! Xx

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    1. haha, too many bags, not enough hands! An interesting handbag problem to have!

      Growing up around dogs I know to always keep an eye on the two of them - don't want Cooper upsetting baby or baby upsetting Cooper! :)

      And yes, we are so lucky to have people who came over to help with housework and cooking in the early stages - was so helpful!

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  12. Congrats beautiful and you are definitely glowing!

    Enjoy the baby cuddles.

    Really like the maxi skirt, I've been looking for one for some time but it's hard since I'm so short X

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    1. I'm a shortie too, I find trying them on in store helps :)

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  13. You are looking so gorgeous post-baby! I am hoping I look like that when that happens :)

    Love the striped top! And yay for having people to clean/do laundry for you!

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    1. Yes we are so blessed to have people helping us with housework! :)

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  14. That grey skirt looks so comfy! Perfect meeting of casual without looking lousy!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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  15. Congrats sweetie! You look great! I just checked out your post about baby T and he is adorable :) I just did a post related to mums too :)
    Keep in touch
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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  16. These are lovely outfits Mica! I absolutely love you MJ bag. I'm literally drooling at the moment...

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  17. Aww congrats on your baby T!!! I just took a look at your post about him! I'm so excited for you!!

    http://www.mybrokeneggshells.com

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  18. You look awesome post baby girl! And it definitely should be all about comfort! Love these :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  19. Nice outfits! Congrats on your baby! :) SOOO cute!

    x Angela
    www.bouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow, you are looking great Mica! I'm sure you're both super busy with Baby T, which is totally understandable - need to spend time with that new bundle of joy! ^.^
    But glad to see an update from you! That second outfit is so perfect

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  21. Loving the solo outing outfit SO much. Makes me feel bad my casual look today is nothing more than black leggings and a black tank top, haha. You look so much cuter!

    I've been away from my blog for a while, so I haven't yet congratulated you and your family with the arrival of baby T! I've seen your insta's and he looks like such a handsome young man! Congratulations Mica! Enjoy every moment! :-) xo

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    1. It's the stripes, it looks like I considered the outfit for longer than I actually did haha!
      Thank you so much for the congratulations :)

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  22. Congrats again! You look great! I love your "first solo outing" outfit. You are adorable! Keep rocking it girl!

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  23. Definitely rocking those adorable chucks!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  24. Oh so glad you don't go out in your pjs!, girlfriend. Oh you use Mary Kay? I love that foundation just a dot does my entire face. wow. Thanks for being here for *FiF* right after baby with your cool satchels! You are awesome!

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  25. Congrats about baby T arriving! Your post baby outfits are so cute, especially the striped top, black jeans, and converses look!

    Katie - See What Katie Wears

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  26. You can never go wrong with a grey maxi skirt! They go with almost anything! ;)
    Congrats on your new bundle of joy!

    Rachel
    Daydream Frenzy

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  27. Very understandable Mica! Only blog when you can doll. So nice of your family. I bet everyone had a great time. How is Cooper adjusting to the baby?

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    1. Cooper is slowly getting used to his little brother! :) Quite an adjustment for him though, baby crying can interrupt his usual nap times sometimes haha!

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  28. Yeah, newborns have a way of making the world revolve around them. :) I can't imagine trying to keep up a regular blogging schedule with a new baby! You look amazing and I love your "first outing" outfit with the striped top and skinnies! Congrats on Baby T!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks! It's nice just being able to post when I can - plus I don't always have an outfit as some days I do just stay in PJs! haha!

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  29. I love that you are wearing "non-maternity" styles...you look cute and still comfortable:)

    Aesthetic Lounge

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    1. The jeans are maternity ones though, definitely couldn't be back in my regular jeans a few days after giving birth!

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  30. Personally I'm a massive fan of colour so I prefer your first look just cos I think the colour reflects onto you skin and makes it glow! But you look great in both and really appropriate for a new mum. I hope all is going well with the change? I have just started following you on bloglovin. I will leave my link as I would love you to also follow. (but no pressure!)
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11040855

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    1. Thank you! All is going well with baby, yes :)

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  31. Once again congratulations on a beautiful baby! You look amazing, and I love the Maxi skirt.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  32. nice and thank you so much for your lovely thoughts on my past post!!
    Deeply appreciate it ;)
    My Lyfe ; My Story
    @MyLyfeMyStory
    @MyLyfeMyStoryBlog

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  33. pretty outfits, love that blue on you!

    x

    ♥ Ellen #NZblogger
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM
    Facebook + Instagram

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  34. your eyes look stunning with that turquoise shirt!

    Colour Me Classic

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  35. I love the second outfit as it looks so casual and comfy! :)

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  36. Looking so wonderful here. I hope Cooper loves his little brother. I am very impressed that you are back to blogging and showing us pictures so soon. I like to catch up on where you are at, it's great your family is so helpful and supportive.

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    1. Yes, we have such wonderful family :) It's good being able to blog in nap-times! :) Cooper loves his little brother very much.

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  37. great outfits!
    wishing you and the bub all the best :)
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  38. Looking cool and casual! Love how you always manage to make practical outfits that still look cute and pulled together :)

    www.thejoyoffashionblog.com

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  39. I don't think I have had to say congratulations on your newest addition to your family! :) I hope everything is well and best of luck to all of you! :)
    Anyways, I cannot believe you looked so great only week after giving birth- my favorite outfit must be the second one as I am really love black sneakers at the moment!

    www.callmemaddie.com

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    1. Thank you! Flattering camera angles work wonders ;)

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  40. How I can relate with getting ready taking a couple hrs :-) Those are two very cute post baby outfits. <3 Enjoy every minute with the little guy <3 ( LOVED your previous post with him) XOXO, Elif

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  41. Cute post-baby outfits!! Really love your first outfit - you always pull off maxi skirts flawlessly!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  42. Love both these outfits, especially the maxi skirt! Congrats on the baby!! xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

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  43. hey mica, looking great!! especially love the second outfit here. your baby belly is fast disappearing! how's cooper coping? is he excited about the new addition to the family?

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. hehe, the belly was still quite large - flattering camera angles really ;) Cooper is adjusting to life with baby and having his regular naps interrupted by cries - we are all matching baby's sleep schedule haha!

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  44. Thank you all for your sweet comments and congratulations! :)

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