Friday 31 October 2014

Grey Tee, Denim Shorts, Acne Pistol Boots | Teal Henley, Striped Skirt, Patent Mouse Flats

Two more outfits created using items from the "wear after baby arrives" box I added to as I outgrew clothes in my wardrobe after pregnancy.

Here's what I wore to spend the day with DH and baby T:
Acne Pistol boots, grey tee and denim shorts
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
TeeAtmos&Here grey Arizona zip tee (on sale!)
Shorts: Jeanswest denim cuff shorts
Shoes: Acne pistol boots in "skin"

With the spring weather heating up, I wanted to quickly take advantage of the chance to wear shorts and boots together! I really like the combination of shorts and ankle boots, but it's not something you can wear year-round. I actually think I missed my chance, I was getting a little warm with the long sleeved tee in the heat of the day. Maybe with a tank next time.

After I had worn this, I stumbled across Alice from Happiness at Mid-Life wearing a similar designed top, but layering a bright tank underneath and having the zips undone to show the colourful tank peeking through. Such a great way to wear a zip-detail top! Definitely want to give it a go with this tee as soon as we have a cooler day.

Last worn: grey zip detail tee, denim shorts, Acne Pistol boots.

Here's what I wore to go out for lunch:
Jeanswest teal henley shirt french connection striped gathered pencil skirt
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Shirt:  Jeanswest 'Aubrey' pintuck yoke henley in deep teal (on sale!)
SkirtFrench Connection 'Abby' twisted skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats in black patent leather

I bought this skirt back in the second trimester when I felt I was running out of nice pencil skirts to wear to the office. Most of my pencil skirts are fixed waist, only a few were elasticated, so this elasticated waist skirt seemed like a great idea. Despite only managing to wear it a few times before the baby bump got too big, I also reasoned I could get my money's worth by wearing it casually as well after baby arrived. I felt rather over-dressed in this outfit though, felt much too similar to something I'd wear to the office. It's almost an identical outfit to the previous time I wore it to work, just with a different coloured top. Same shoes and everything! I didn't realise that when I wore it, just when I looked up the last wearing of the skirt.

While it was great to get this skirt out again and wear it without a baby bump, I think I'll need to try harder next time I wear it to dress it down and make the look a little less office-like. I have such a hard time wearing pencil skirts outside of work, as I wear them so casually in the office anyway! Do you have any ideas for how to make it more casual? A tank or denim jacket was suggested last time, maybe I should try that next time.

Last worn: teal henley, striped skirt, patent mouse flats.

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  1. Ohhhh, those mouse flats...I love. must get a pair, one day! I listened to your Missoni video, you are cute! :D xx

    1. haha, thank you! I do love those mouse flats! :)

  2. So fun to see you in shorts. You have amazing legs! Love them paired with boots. That skirt is amazing. I love the stripes and how it wraps.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. I love those flats! It's so funny reading posts about Spring from people in other countries because we buckling down for Winter. One of the things I love about making international friends. (:

  4. You are one hot mamma in those shorts!!! Love the casual outfit..Love the mousy flats..super for making pencil skirt non-office like, what I do normally is pair them with a sassier top for night out or a simple round neck tee untucked for more casual flare..somehow keeping the sleeves short and without collar makes it less office like for me...

    1. I think as I wear pencil skirts and tees to the office anyway it's hard to dress them down further! (I have a very casual workplace, most people wear jeans through the week)

  5. i love the combo of shorts and booties! you're right -- there's not too many times during the year that you can wear them together. i agree that it's difficult to style pencil skirts casually. i think a graphic tee and bomber jacket could do the trick!


    1. Oooh I should try with a graphic tee, thank you! :)

  6. Love both of these outfits, especially the first one! Casual and comfy just how I like it!

  7. Those mouse flats are wayy too cute! Marc Jacobs nails animal flats, once again! xx

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad

  8. I love both these outfits! Thanks for stopping by. Thankfully, my voice is returning. I have never been so happy to be able to talk. :D

  9. Ah, totally dying over your shoes. Love those boots!

  10. Such a lovely outfit :)


  11. Loving both pairs of shoes! Great boots and adorable flats :)

  12. Those flats are super awesome. Also loving the shorts and booties. Can't believe it's spring there!


  13. Love both outfits - I really like the ankle boots with shorts look as well! And what a perfect skirt - the twist is fantastic!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  14. Those nude Acne boots have been such a great investment - I love them every time you wear them!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  15. i really like the oversized tee and ankle boots combo! i always regret not buying a pair of pistols, but i can never decide on a colour!

    steph /

    1. They have too many nice colours, that's the problem! haha!

  16. Loving both of these! The color of your top in the second outfit is so pretty :D

  17. love the first look with the denim shorts and boots!!! so stylish!!

    Animated Confessions

  18. Such a cutie, love the first look!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  19. Yay for fitting into the "after baby" box! The striped skirt looks amazing on you and is one of my favorites.
    Chic on the Cheap

  20. Both of your ensembles are great on you. No purse? No doggie? No baby? That's fine. You are an independent woman, right? and you know what blog hops to join, too. OURS = Fashion ITEM Friday!! Cool! Glad you got a kick out the the burglar and her loot. My dd has the greatest ideas. Her first Halloween after having her first boy, she and her husby were caveman and then the baby was a dinosaur! ..hhahahaha funny.

  21. I want a twisted skirt! Looks so good on you!

  22. love both outfits - those booties are killer, and I'm loving the unique pleating on your skirt! I think it would look great with a denim jacket!

  23. Thank you all for your comments!


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