Friday 19 July 2024

Knits and Maxi Skirts

Making some of my maxi skirts work in Brisbane's winter by adding some cosy knitted jumpers on top for colourful winter outfits.

What I wore:

Earrings: gold heart and pearl earrings
Necklace: double circle hammered pendant necklace
Knit: thrifted Forever 21 wine ribbed knit jumper
Skirtthrifted Tree of Life ochre maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagMIMCO Mim-Mazing crossbody bag in black and light gold

Why I wore it:

This was a fun weekend day! I thought it might have been a bit too chilly to wear this maxi skirt but with the thick burgundy ribbed knit jumper on top, I felt nice and warm. I've worn the ochre maxi skirt with reds and burgundy shades before, I really like the combination and I loved this darker wine coloured burgundy knit against the orange, especially with the black and gold accessories.

We had a few errands to run in the morning, my son had some birthday gift cards to spend as he had picked what he wanted to use the cards on, so we did that and then took Bonnie to her last puppy training class. She graduated, very proud of her! She was surrendered twice to the shelter before we adopted her so it's awesome to see how much she is learning and growing with us.

Last worn: burgundy knit, heart and pearl earrings, double circle necklace, ochre maxi skirt, black Converse, Mimco Mim-Mazing crossbody bag.

Other ways to wearburgundy knit and leopard print, ochre maxi skirt and cami, black Converse and dress, Mimco Mim-Mazing crossbody bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.

What I wore:

Earrings: Kmart pink resin teardrop statement earrings
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
Knit: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
Skirt: thrifted ruffle hem leopard print midi skirt 
ShoesAdidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

Another warm but colourful outfit! I wasn't sure if the cobalt marle knit and leopard print maxi skirt and pink skull scarf was too busy of an outfit all together, but I did really like the matching pink of the scarf and bag with this so gave it a go. I probably wouldn't wear the scarf and skirt together again, as it's a lot of print, but I'm glad I gave it a try at least.

Again it was a chilly and windy day, this cobalt knit was a great topper over the leopard print maxi skirt and I was warm for the school run, working from home, and then taking the kids out for a quick errand after school pick up.

Wednesday 17 July 2024

Jeans, Cosy Knits and Luna Blue Edie Bag

With colder winter days in Queensland, I've pulled out some of my warmer winter knits to keep me cosy!

What I wore:

JacketRebecca Minkoff Ruana poncho
Necklace: mixed metal hammered pendant necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
Jeans: thrifted Jeanswest faded black cropped butt lifter jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie regular shoulder bag in Luna blue

Why I wore it:

I really like this knitted poncho. It's too warm to wear most of the year in Brisbane, but on this chilly winter day it was perfect! Just like a snuggly blanket it kept me warm for working from home, and then in the afternoon when we had some errands to run and a birthday present to buy for my son's friend.

With the pretty pattern on this poncho I stuck to neutral pieces underneath with this navy tee and the black skinny jeans and black Converse, I added a little more colour with another shade of blue from this Rebecca Minkoff Luna blue Edie bag, that goes with everything!
This was a cold morning that was threatening rain and I was honestly tempted to stay inside all day! I'd booked the kids in for a couple of school holiday events though so we braved the chill and wrapped up warmly. Got a lot of fun photos too, with a wildlife show (even the lizards had their own hot water bottle!) and then a coding event at the library.

This red waterfall drape cardigan is one that can be buttoned up on the shoulders. Great for breastfeeding in winter and using as a cover up, it also turns into a cosy wrap tunic if you just button up both sides. It's the first time I've worn this red one like this (although I've done it with the navy version of this cardigan before) and I really liked this. I skipped the scarf and added statement earrings instead to dress this up a little, but the cheerful red of this cardigan makes enough of a statement on its own.

Paired it with my dark grey jeans, and again the black Converse and Luna blue Edie shoulder bag.

Last worn: red waterfall cardigan, statement earrings, grey jeans, black Converse (above), Rebecca Minkoff Luna blue Edie bag (above).
Other ways to wearred waterfall cardigan and printed jeans, grey jeans with pink, black Converse and dress, Rebecca Minkoff Luna blue Edie bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester,

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