Friday, 11 July 2014

Stripes! Hoodie, Skinny Jeans and Converse | McQueen Scarf, Grey Tee, Maxi Skirt, Balenciaga Day Bag

I'm blogging less often as life revolves around a newborn baby and I'm home in my pyjamas most days ;) Continuing to share what I were when I do get dressed to leave the house and have time to take a photo.


Here's what I wore to go grocery shopping with Cooper and baby T:
Aussie blogger 4 weeks post baby stripes maternity jeans steelcraft strider compact stroller
JacketJuicy Couture Long Sleeve Original Zip Hoodie in 'Silver Lining'
TopJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank (on sale!)
JeansJeanswest maternity skinny jeans in black
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag
StrollerSteelcraft Strider Compact


Decided to go for a bit of a walk to the post office and pick up some groceries too. Gave me a chance to enjoy the afternoon sun with baby T and Cooper, and to get out of the house. Unfortunately, in my sleep-deprived state I forgot the thing I had to mail, so I'll have to make another trip to the post office later. Also forgot to get half my grocery list too, should have written things down!

Really simple casual outfit for walking around, with the hoodie to keep me warm as it was a little windy and chilly. Stripes because they go with everything, and black and grey as they go with everything too and don't require any special consideration or co-ordination. Still wearing my maternity jeans! They are comfortable and suitable for the little leftover bump I'm retaining after birth. Plus they have that elastic waist panel that helps pull everything in ;)


Last worn: Juicy Couture hoodie, stripe tank, maternity skinny jeans, Converse, Marc By Marc Jacobs baby bag.



Here's what I wore to visit family and go shopping:
Daily outfit blogger alexander mcqueen skull scarf grey tee stripe maxi skirt

balenciaga tempete day hobo bag
ScarfAlexander McQueen skull scarf in light blue (currently on sale!)
TeeSpectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete


It's funny looking back in the blog and seeing that the last time I wore this tee and this maxi skirt was in my third trimester. Happy to report that none of my regular wardrobe stretched out permanently with me wearing it during pregnancy, everything is still fitting well. I know some people are concerned about clothing being stretched out of shape by a growing baby bump, but I haven't run into any issues. It helps that a lot of my wardrobe is very stretchy/oversized anyway I guess.

Wearing stripes again! Might have to rename the blog "Away From The Stripes" soon! I am just focusing on quick and easy outfits each day, not too concerned with trying new things or outfit combinations at this point. The clothes I grab to wear have to look passable on the first try as there is rarely time to change. Even on days I don't get time for a photo, I still seem to be going with stripes. Wore this on a warm sunny afternoon, we did some shopping and had dinner with my family. I added a jacket later in the evening, but didn't need one during the day.


Last worn: blue skull scarf, grey tee, stripe maxi skirt, glitter flats, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

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40 comments:

  1. Nice skirt!

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  2. Love the bag in your family visit and shopping outfit! As always, an adorable maxi skirt too :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  3. Pretty looks! love the baby blue scarf <3
    Rathana xo http://fabfashionaire.com

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  4. Love the maxi! Great to hear your clothes went back in shape!!

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  5. You look adorable in both outfits! Your dog is precious too!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  6. I always think that you can't go wrong with stripes, and you have just proved me right :-) I can't believe how together you look for someone who has just had a baby, and blogging too, well done!

    Louisa
    https://styleover60.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks! You're right, stripes are awesome! :) It's nice to have a chance to blog and get "me-time" during a nap time or two :)

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  7. I wear a lot of stuff in fall that looks just like your first outfit! So...I think I definitely need some converse sneakers!

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    1. I do have a bit of an addiction to mine, hehe! :)

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  8. Oh Mica! Look how cute you are with the stroller in the background. Darling! Thanks for being at {*FiF*} so faithfully. Yesterday was a near normal day for me. Shocker!!!! ♥ ( yes, one can never have enough scarves or satchels.) lol

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    1. You can never have too many accessories! :) Glad chemo is going well :)

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  9. Oh no worries! I love stripes! They are so easy to confine with many other options! In a sleep deprived state like you said, who has the brain power to think more than necessary anyway? :) I think you look casual chic and take all the time you need to "get back"!

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    1. Exactly, sticking with simple outfits at the moment to make life easier. And stripes are great for that!
      :)

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  10. You're back in shape my dear Mica - and seems like everything is going marvellously well.
    HUgs.

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    1. Thank you - just good camera angles I think! :)

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  11. Awww - you're such a cute mama! Love these looks!
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    xo,
    Al

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  12. You look great in stripes Mica! I love both outfits. HaHa I have to write things down all the time or I'll forget. Walking and fresh air is great for everyone.

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    1. I'm starting to forget the book I write things down in now - haha! So forgetful!

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  13. You can never wear too many stripes! You look great. :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  14. I cannot believe how you wore non-maternity clothes almost your whole pregnancy and now are still wearing the same items. It is amazing how well you handled maternity style. You look great!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thanks Amy! I'm lucky I had so many pieces that would accommodate a growing (and slowly shrinking) baby belly! :)

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  15. Both looks are so cute! I love the shape of that Balenciaga!
    And you are looking so good!! :D
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  16. Nice outfits; you are a stylish mom. I had my baby last Christmas and I'm still carrying some baby bump...:-)
    Working on it though...

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    1. Yep, I still have the post-baby bump too! Will take a while for it to go away, it took a while for it to grow! :)

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  17. Ahh you look amazing! Totally love the second outfit. Maxi skirts are my jam! And stripes are a classic - no wonder you are gravitating towards them! You look so chic in them! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose and Pretty Clothes

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  18. I love your maxi skirt Mica, and you never fails to look gorgeous in every outfit you wear <3

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  19. Stripes are very chic! You look beautiful in both outfits, my favorite is second one.

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  20. it's amazing that you have been wearing stripes so often, it's hard to pull them off sometimes! looks like bought the right pieces, they have just the right amount of stretch without you having to buy a whole new wardrobe! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. Yes, so lucky to have had a regular wardrobe that handled pregnancy so well!

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  21. Very cute dear and love that your stroller is in the pic :) You're looking so great!

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  22. LOL about the name change!! You look absolutely amazing in stripes!! Love the top ootd the most.. And cooper looks adorable..virtual hug to him..
    xx

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  23. Two perfectly comfy looks! Love them. I always forget things at the grocery store too, and it's only rare that I come home with everything I needed. Usually I have to send Kenneth back for something haha. I've started using shopping lists and now I do a lot better at grocery shopping! xo

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    1. I need to remember to bring my list now! haha!

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  24. stripes are my favorite, so definitely love to see the many ways that you're styling them! so jealous that you can get away with short sleeves during your winter (at least during the day)!

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, love Queensland winters! :)

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  25. Looking great! The Balenciaga bag is just darling!
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  26. I hate when that happens, especially the grocery list. I always just 'wing' it and end up collecting stuff I didn't need and forgetting the stuff I desperately needed! Blah. I love the striped maxi with the powder blue skull scarf. So pretty!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. I'm starting to think grocery shopping every few days is how it will have to go - as I forget the same way, haha!

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  27. Thank you all for your comments :)

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