Saturday, 28 May 2016

Monthly Purchases: May

Despite buying a few things in April, I managed to buy quite a bit in May. I focused mainly on accessories as clothes shopping so soon after birth is tricky - it's difficult enough guessing what in your own wardrobe will fit, never mind trying to pick the right size from a store!

Lots of impulse buys but everything that is sure to work in my wardrobe over winter. It still feels strange to think that winter is just a few days away, with autumn being so warm. The weather is cooling though, already we have caught our first cold of the season. So no full video this month, I've lost my voice! I did take a reveal of my Yoox sale purchases before I got sick, so you get to see some of the things I bought in action but not all.




What I bought in May







How I wore my purchases:


Away From Blue Blog May Purchases: Winter Wardrobe Update



I have a goal of wearing things twice in a month after buying them. It means that when I buy something I've thought of two different ways to wear it, and that I can wear it right away. By doing this I'm hoping to add things to my wardrobe that will actually be useful and worn frequently.


Just like last month, I bought a necklace I haven't worn yet as I'm avoiding necklaces in the early days of breastfeeding. I know I'll wear it a lot in future though, I wear the silver version often, and it's nice to have a gold one of Cooper to match with the gold initial necklaces I have for the boys.

While I found it easy to wear the cardi and the top, I found the scarves trickier. As it's been a mild autumn I've been wanting to maximise the wearing of my kimonos before it gets too cold. I can't wrap my head around a kimono and scarf outfit, so the scarves haven't been worn much yet. I know I'll be wearing the scarves a lot more over winter though.





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35 comments:

  1. I love your picks! It's something I would order, too. Nice post. :)

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    1. Me too! I've enjoyed shopping for them!

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  3. Love the bag, such a cute color!! So good to match with denim, brighter colors or just wear for summer! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  4. The Alexander McQueen blue one is my favourite! Lovely video!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

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  5. Great purchases, I love the purple scarf so much. I will definitely be checking the Yoox site out. I have heard of it but never tried. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. It was my first order, I'd heard of it a lot but never tried too. Was really pleased with it. :)

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  6. You got some great pieces! I love the ping Rebecca Minkoff bag!

    I was just thinking about the fact that most of my quite extensive jewelry collection was acquired in the year after the kid was born. When I had my first child I was quite young and lost the weight very quickly. The second time around it took a long time, so I really focused on buying accessories...

    Happy weeekend, Mica!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Yes it's much easier to buy accessories than try to guess the right clothing sizes in the fourth trimester!

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  7. I think it is a great idea to wear items at least twice in a month after buying them. This will make you think of them and probably you will end up thinking of even more ways to wear those items.

    I loved seeing your outfits and monthly purchases....that pink bag is so cute. You always look stunning. How is your baby doing?:):) are you already noticing some personality traits?...sometimes it is amazing how small infants already show some preferances, isn't it so cute?

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    1. Yes baby boy is very different from his brother already! They do grow so quickly.

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  8. Great purchases! I love the longline cardigan - it's so easy to wear, and the pink bag is really cute!
    Julia xx
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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  9. I love how you set a goal to wear your purchases after you got them. Too often we hear women saying they find things in their closet with tags still on months after. I am the type of person who wants to wear new in things ASAP :) Just the other day I got a T from Madewell and haven't even worn it yet I discovered a hole on it :< Major no no. Going have to exchange it this weekend when I get a chance to go in.

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    1. Yes I was always buying things and never wearing them, this was a good way to stop that! Shame you didn't even get to wear your tee, hope you were able to exchange it.

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  10. I am the opposite! When I buy something I can wear it for 10 days straight until I get bored of it (I am this kind of person!).
    Gonna check out the site!!
    Loving your purchases!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  11. Wow, you really have a thing for scarfs! I love that neon pink bag! Such a cute addition to every girl's closet :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // FROM BORACAY WITH LOVE

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  12. The cardigan looks great, just like something I would enjoy come winter . But as it is our Summer season soon and it is finally warmer I won't buy one anytime soon.
    Just like you I don't buy a lot in these early months after delivery.
    I hope you get better soon, a cold sounds awful when you have to take care of a newborn.

    http://lindalibraloca.com

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    1. I think that's why I got the scarves so cheap, with it being summer in Europe!

      We are all feeling better now - it was hard with us all so sick!

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  13. So many cute buys! The pink Rebecca Minkoff bag is just stunning

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  14. You got some really great stuff this month! So lovely!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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  15. Yay for the khaki top! Hope you're feeling better by now, we all left Brisbane with a cold but almost recovered now, just an annoying crunchy cough.

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    1. That first winter cold is the worst! Glad you're all feeling better too.

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  16. You got some great items this month! I love the pink bag you got!

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  17. I have a mini Mac too, they're so cute and great for quick errands! The coordinate bracelets are so cute, I've seen some on etsy but I can't figure what coordinates I want!

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. yes I love the mini MAC! Have much too many, haha! I think if you have a special place the coordinate bracelets are a great idea!

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  18. The long cardi totally cute, love it...

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  19. Lots of fun purchases for May! I love the scarves and the fun bright pink bag! I hope you're feeling better!

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    1. Thanks, we are all feeling better

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  20. You have the prettiest scarf collection Mica! I always love how you style them. Gorgeous pink bag! RM makes lovely bags.
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  21. I love the beautiful deep colours of the scarves you bought! That azure Alexander McQueen one is definitely my favourite.

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  22. So clearly I need a long wool cardigan. What a staple that's already proving to be! I'll have to wait a bit, since we're in totally opposite climates right now, but you've managed to score some awesome finds!!

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    1. It has come in very handy on the cold autumn mornings! Definitely a staple :)

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  23. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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  24. I like your method. I take FOREVERRRR to wear stuff. Just a few days ago I realised that I purchased something a YEAR ago and have not worn it yet.
    I think it was a good idea to stick to items that are not form fitting yet :)

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