Showing posts with label Balenciaga city. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Balenciaga city. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Leopard Print Scarves, Knits, Skinny Jeans and Balenciaga Bags

When I'm feeling uninspired in winter I reach for cosy layers and jeans. Of course I still want to keep things interesting - that's where my bright scarves come in, to add an extra something to an otherwise simple outfit of a knit and skinny jeans.

What I wore:

orange leopard print scarf with foil polka dot grey knit black skinny jeans balenciaga part time | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH on arm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram leopard print neon scarf foil polka dot pullover skinny jeans Bal part time bag
ScarfSupre neon pink leopard print scarf
JumperJeanswest Kara foil pullover in smoke marl and silver
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

You may notice a slight difference in this photo - or you might not! Being in such a rush in the morning, I didn't get a moment to grab my outfit photos like I usually do. I ended up taking photos when I got home in the afternoon. After I'd visited the priceline pop up store and had false lashes applied for the first time.

The lashes felt weird. I went home with a goodie bag (including more false lashes) but I'm not sure I'd be able to apply them again myself, as easy as the lovely lady made it look! Still, fun to try something different.

My outfit was designed to keep me warm as it was such a cold day, so polka dot foil knit with skinny jeans and tall boots. I felt that the neon leopard print scarf worked nicely with the polka dots and added a bit of colour to my outfit, as I had my black Balenciaga part time bag. It was nice to spend an hour or two kid free (and I picked up a couple of Christmas presents for the boys!) while hubby took the boys to swim lessons. I really liked this outfit, as simple as it is.

Last worn: leopard print scarf, polka dot knit, Prima skinny jeans, ASOS Cleo boots, Balenciaga part time bag.

Other ways to wearleopard print scarf and striped skirt, polka dot knit and shorts, Prima skinny jeans and logo tee, ASOS Cleo boots and stripe dress, Balenciaga part time bag and chambray.

Perfect for pregnancyleopard print scarf hiding an early bump, Prima skinny jeans in second trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in third trimester.

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What I wore:

purple leopard print scarf ombre knit black skinny jeans pink balenciaga sorbet city | away from blue

ombre knit, Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram purple leopard print scarf ombre knit skinny jeans and converse winter SAHM style
Scarf: Sportsgirl animal scarf in violet
JumperJeanswest 'Serena' ombre knit
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (C/O)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit formula in the first outfit so much, I repeated a similar one again a few days later. I realised I hadn't worn this beautiful ombre knit yet this winter, so felt it was time to give it a wear. I stuck with black skinny jeans again to keep things simple, but unlike the first outfit I added a colourful bag with my colourful leopard print scarf. I thought the purple leopard scarf and pink Balenciaga city bag were fun pops against the otherwise neutral outfit.

I was surprised to see that I hadn't worn this scarf and knit together before, I've worn and loved the ombre knit with my purple skinny jeans in the past.

This knit is an open knit, so I layered a long sleeve tee underneath to keep me cosy. This was the perfect outfit for a morning with the boys at my ABA Mother's group, and then a quick grocery shop afterwards.

Last worn: ombre knit, purple leopard print scarf, Nobody Denim Siren jeans, Converse, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearombre knit and printed jeans, purple leopard print scarf and maxi dress, Nobody Denim Siren jeans and embroidered tank, Converse and shorts, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and sheath dress.

Perfect for pregnancyombre knit at 40 weeks, purple leopard print scarf in third trimester, Converse for second trimester travel, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.

Leopard Print Scarves Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Neutral outfits are easy to default to in winter. You can add colour to them with fun scarves like these leopard print ones. You don't have to stick to plain kints when you wear them either - the leopard print works well with the ombre and the polka dots. For an extra pop of colour you could do what I did in the second outfit and introduce another colour through a bright handbag.

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Friday, 27 April 2018

Two Ways to Wear: Jeanswest Chana Long Sleeve Studded Navy Boho Peasant Top With Balenciaga City and Rebecca Minkoff Regan

When I got the email that Jeanswest had a sale on, I hopped on the site for a quick browse. I saw this top and instantly fell in love, and purchased it the same day. Originally $59, reduced to $20, I couldn't say no! While it's got the tassels and the studs, it's still a lovely neutral navy, and I can see it going with so much in my wardrobe. I wore it below for a casual day of shopping, and more formally for a day at the office.

What I wore:

jeanswest chana long sleeve studded navy boho peasant top monochrome shorts outfit pink Balenciaga accessories | awayfromblue

monochrome navy shorts outfit with Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet  |  awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue monochrome navy outfit printed shorts boho peasant top pink balenciaga accessories
DressJeanswest chana long sleeve stud top in night sky navy (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

After a busy few weeks, I was really looking forward to a relaxing day of shopping. As relaxing as it can be with two little boys in tow! Overall, they were pretty good. We had time to browse a few stores. I had a hunt through the Jeanswest sale again, and while I tried some things on nothing came home with me. My sister did buy this star print tee which you might remember I bought last month! We have quite a few of the same or similar pieces in our wardrobes actually, so I wasn't surprised when she picked it up.

With the navy top and navy shorts together, I wanted something to break it up a little. I was originally going to wear my pink Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag, but felt a bigger pop of colour was needed. The sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag was perfect, and it meant I could be matchy matchy with the Balenciaga sandals as well, not just the top and shorts.

Last worn: printed shorts, Balenciaga sandals, Balenciaga sorbet city. First time I've worn the top as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearprinted shorts and kimono, Balenciaga sandals and black maxi dress, Balenciaga sorbet city in the office. First time I've worn the top as it's a recent purchase.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga sandals in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city at 37 weeks.

Balenciaga City Compared with the Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag:

What I wore:

boho jeanswest chana top and pencil skirt autumn business casual office outfit | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram business casual autumn office outfit pencil skirt boho peasant navy top
Blouse:Jeanswest chana long sleeve stud top in night sky navy
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

I woke up this morning not feeling too great, but figured it was because of a busier than weekend. Put on this lovely top to boost my mood, and the Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag as I like how nicely the navy colours work together. Once I was at work I realised I couldn't shake the head cold, and ended up going home a little early after my final meeting for the day. I intended to rest up for a couple hours before the boys got home from daycare, with the idea that I'd feel better the next day after resting. Unfortunately, I did not. I ended up being pretty sick for a few days - as were the boys, which didn't help with resting and recovering! Thankfully we are all feeling much better now.

I'm glad it was a warm enough morning that I didn't need a blazer with this so that it was easier to see the fun studded sleeve detail. I did wish at the end of the day when I started getting feverish that I'd had a scarf in my bag to wrap myself up in though. Heading home to bed was the next best thing!

Last worn: Jeanswest boho top (above), black pencil skirt, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag.

Other ways to wearblack pencil skirt over a dress, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and fit and flare dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblack pencil skirt in second trimester, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats in second trimester.

More Boho Style Peasant Tops For Work And Weekend Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Neutral tops like this in modest cuts are perfect for casual days out with the boys, or more formally with a pencil skirt for the office. The beauty of a block colour top is that you can pair it with fun printed pieces without worrying about patterns clashing. I'm always looking for more ways to wear pieces in my wardrobe, so tops like this that do double duty in the office and on weekends are must-haves!

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Balenciaga Sorbet Pink City Bag & How To Wear Kimonos With Printed Tanks

I knew this summer would be the summer of shorts after I bought so many new pairs back in November. There's something so easy about pulling on a pair of denim shorts and adding a printed tank. Despite the busy prints on both of these Sass and Bide tanks, I found kimonos to wear with them.

What I wore:

lace embroidered kimono with geometric sass bide tank distressed denim shorts balenciaga city | away from the blue

bracelet stack with jord wood watch and Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag with split tassels | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram embroidered kimono, printed tank, denim shorts Balenciaga city summer SAHM style
JacketShein cream lace kimono (C/O)
Necklace: For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace layered with Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
TankSass and Bide 'Musical Genius' tank
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Wasn't too sure about wearing a kimono with this top, as it has a pretty bold print on it already with touches of neon. Wanted to try wear it a little differently though, so decided to try this lace kimono with it. It worked well I thought, I was pleasantly surprised and I really enjoyed wearing this!

We had a day full of errands, nothing really exciting, just the library and a few stores. I still wanted to wear this tank though as it's been such a long time since I last wore it. 10 months! I tend to save this top for 'special' occasions, and I've really been trying to question that lately and wear more of what I own. Got to try hit that 30 wears number!

With the pink in the tank I went with a pink bag. Although the sorbet Balenciaga city doesn't match exactly, it's a nice colour combination. I liked the layered necklaces with this too.

Last worn: lace kimono, neon tank, denim shorts, Havaianas, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearlace kimono and maxi dress, neon tank and orange pants, denim shorts in a capsule wardrobe, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and wrap dresses.

Perfect for pregnancy: kimono in third trimester, Sass & Bide tank in second trimester, sorbet city at 37 weeks.

What I wore:

crochet trim kimono, printed tank, bermuda denim shorts, pink Balenciaga city | awayfromblue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet with Juicy Couture ice cream charm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram crochet kimono printed sass bide tank bermuda denim shorts
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
TankSass and Bide "For Easy Reference" tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Another summer day with the boys, another denim shorts outfit! I loved my shorts over summer, and with the heat here in Brisbane I can wear them into autumn too. This tank is one of my favourites, every time I wear it I say it's been too long between wears and that I should wear it more often. Once again I really enjoyed wearing it!

Ended up going for the plain white kimono to wear with this tank, adding colour through the pink Balenciaga city bag again and the blue bead necklace. I liked this outfit, it was casual and comfortable for playgroup in the morning and a doctor's appointment in the afternoon.

Last worn: crochet kimono, Sass & Bide tank, bermuda denim shortsgold HavaianasBalenciaga sorbet city bag (above).

Other ways to wearcrochet kimono ad printed shorts, Sass & Bide tank and burgundy pants, bermuda denim shortsBalenciaga sorbet city bag and little black dress.

Perfect for pregnancySass & Bide tank in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and maternity denim.

Lace or Crochet Kimonos Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

You can still wear kimonos if you're wearing a printed tank! A good idea is to stick with neutrals like cream or white. Neutral doesn't mean boring though, as you can see with the textures on the kimonos. The first geometric print tank is paired with a lace kimono. WIth the second, the all white kimono has a fun crochet detail on the back and along the hems.

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Balenciaga City Compared To Rebecca Minkoff Regan (with Sheath Dresses For The Office)

I love my Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag, but held off buying the bigger Regan satchel as I wasn't sure if it was too similar to the Balenciaga city bag. After extra reductions in the Rebecca Minkoff sale, I snapped it up. It's interesting seeing the similarities and differences between the city and the Regan bags. Both look great for work with some printed sheath dresses!

What I wore:

jersey blazer, scarf, orange print sheath dress, navy rebecca Minkoff regan satchel | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon with orange dress | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram orange sheath dress layered scarf jersey blazer office wear
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Scarf: gifted blush metallic rose gold shimmer scarf
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
DressFrench Connection 'Woodblock wonder' panache dress in white/geranium rose
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Lovisa rose gold beaded bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

No, it isn't scarf weather yet in Brisbane! This scarf I got from my mum is so pretty though, a lovely blush shade with rose gold thread running through it. I added it in the morning as I'd lost my voice the afternoon before, and thought it best to keep wrapped up in the office air con. Thankfully my voice (mostly) made it through to the end of the day.

I forgot that this necklace hangs at an awkward length and bangs noisily on my work pass when I wear it, but the scarf did help muffle it a litte.

I usually pick neutral bags to wear with this colourful orange sheath dress. Although there was one time I paired it with an orange bag. I like blue and orange together, so the navy Regan satchel was a nice addition and a change from my usual grey. With the blazer and ballet flats, it's a classic office outfit combo, and one that I relly on a lot. Especially when life gets hectic, as happens often with two little ones. I wonder how full time office workers with kids do it all sometimes!

This dress is on it's eighth wear, even though this year marks 5 years since I bought it. I do tend to keep it to spring/summer as I prefer to wear it without tights. Other than not getting worn a lot (which is even harder to do now I'm only in the office a couple of days a week), there's nothing wrong with it. I feel bad keeping pieces like this that are so rarely worn in my wardrobe, but given the choice again today I'd still buy it if I saw it in a store so it's staying, even if it will be a while before it gets worn again!

Last worn: jersey blazer, orange sheath dress, ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel.

Other ways to wearjersey blazer and a-line skirt, orange sheath dress layered for winter, ballet flats and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyjersey blazer in third trimester, orange sheath dress hiding a baby bump.

Balenciaga City and Rebecca Minkoff Regan Side By Side Comparison:

What I wore:

French Connection paisley print sheath dress, jersey blazer pink Balenciaga city bag | away from blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram paisley print dress jersey blazer pink Balenciaga city bag summer office wear
Necklace: freshwater pearl necklace and long freshwater pearl strand necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black!)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Unlike the orange sheath dress above, this blue paisley print one has been worn a lot more often. One of my favourite work pieces, it just makes me feel pulled together and confident. I've worn blue bags with this dress in the past, but this is the first time I've worn the dress and Balenciaga city bag together. I've worn it with a pink blazer in the past, but never a pink bag. I really liked the combination - I'm sure it will come up again in my quest to get to 30 wears with this dress this year!

While I love the Rebecca Minkoff Regan above and think it's a great classic option for work, there's something so cheerful about the pink Balenciaga city bag that makes me smile when I wear it. Paired with my favourite blue sheath dress, it's a great mood booster for a tough week.

The pearl necklaces were a last minute choice, I'd planned to wear another necklace but changed my mind that morning. I'm not completely happy with them. I did try knot the longer chain of pearls but when I couldn't get the knot to sit right and I was in a rush I just left it. I think knotting it would have looked better though, like this time I knotted the necklace.

Last worn: cream jersey blazer, Paisley print sheath dress, gold mouse flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearcream jersey blazer and pencil skirt, Paisley print sheath dress and purple bag, gold mouse flats and flares, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyPaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, gold mouse flats and maternity wrap dress, Balenciaga sorbet city bag at 37 weeks.

Sheath Dresses For The Office Under $50:

How You Can Wear It

Sheath dresses are a classic cut and style for the office. They work in many different office dress codes. Fun printed ones like these two are perfect for business casual offices, but if you have a more formal dress code you could go with a plain version.

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Monday, 25 September 2017

Pink Balenciaga City Bag and Wrap Dresses For The Office

With my return to work from maternity leave, I feel like a have a lot more outfit options in my wardrobe. It's been fun getting to unpack my office clothing I set aside while I was on maternity leave, and wear some of my fancier dresses, but I've also enjoyed using more of my handbags.

While I've shared my secret for how to wear a handbag and a baby bag before, I still prefer cross body bags when running around with the toddlers.  Being back in the office means getting to wear those bags I didn't wear frequently during maternity leave, like this sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag.

What I wore:

spring office outfit little black floral print wrap dress Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag trench coat | awayFromBlue

floral wrap dress, Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | AwayFromTheBlue

@awayfromblue instagram spring business casual office outfit floral wrap dress pink bag
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
NecklaceZanele 40 handmade rope necklace
TankJeanswest brown marle singlet
DressJeanswest floral wrap dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black!)
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

This dress is one of the oldies in my wardrobe. The benefit to having so many pieces from Jeanswest in my wardrobe is that I can tell how old things are from the different tags they've used through the years! This dress is practically vintage as it's around 10 years old. I might have to add a singlet underneath for modesty now but I still love wearing this just as much as I did when I first got it.

I found the wrap style worked perfectly for pregnancy too! Pink accessories with a little black dress is an outfit combination I wear a lot of, and I love this wrap dress and pink Balenciaga city bag together.

Last worn: camel trench coat, brown marle tank, floral wrap dress, gold mouse flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearcamel trench coat and burgundy pants, brown marle tank and ombre maxi skirt, floral wrap dress layered up for winter, gold mouse flats and skinny jeans, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and navy kimono.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in the first trimester, floral dress and pink bag in second trimester, Balenciaga city bag at 37 weeks pregnant.

Pink Balenciaga City Bags:

What I wore:

faux wrap dress for petites with pink balenciaga city bag navy mac jacket | away from Blue

blue printed wrap dress, Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet split tassels | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram geometric print faux wrap dress pink and navy accessories
JacketJeanswest Monica Mac coat in Indigo
NecklaceUniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
Dress: Target Dannii Minogue Petites printed wrap dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

Pink and blue is another favourite colour combination of mine. While the print of this dress is made up or pinks, reds, blue and turquoise it 'reads' blue so I wore it with the blue necklace and jacket to compliment it.

Just like the gold mouse flats in the first outfit, these silver ballet flats are a nice neutral. A good choice with such a colourful outfit.

Unlike the wrap dress above, this is a faux wrap dress. I usually stay away from faux wrap pieces. Being petite with a short torso it's hard enough to find proper wrap pieces that fit me and impossible with faux ones. This dress is from the Dannii Minogue petites range at Target though and fits perfectly!

Last worn: navy Macintosh, faux wrap dress, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag (above). 

Other ways to wearnavy Macintosh and fit and flare dress, faux wrap dress and winter layers, silver ballet flats and monochrome pencil skirt outfit, Balenciaga sorbet city bag with monochrome pencil skirt outfit.

Perfect for pregnancy: faux wrap dress in second trimesterBalenciaga city bag and maternity shorts.

Wrap Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A wrap dress is a great outfit choice for work. They suit everyone and are an easy, instant outfit. If you're worried the wrap doesn't give enough coverage, you could layer a tank underneath like I have in the first outfit. They work perfectly for breastfeeding too!

With a classic corporate dress code friendly wrap dress, you can have a little fun with your accessories and try a bold colour like this pink bag.

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Balenciaga Pink Sorbet City Bag, Jersey Blazer and Jeans

I enjoyed carrying my magenta Balenciaga day bag recently, so thought I'd pull out another pink bag, my sorbet Balenciaga city. With spring-like warmer weather, I decided to wear a blazer rather than the cardigans I've been favouring over winter.

I tracked this cream Zara blazer down on ebay. It's soft jersey material and I have it in black too. I really like this cream colour as it's a great neutral and goes with everything. The soft fabric makes me happy wearing it outside of the office.

What I wore:

SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Zara cream jersey blazer
Scarf: navy bird print scarf
TankMEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black or silver!)
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a lunchtime catch up with a friend from out of state. She was in Brisbane for a couple days for work and managed to squeeze a little bit of spare time to meet up. It was so lovely to see her. The weather was not quite so lovely! It looked like an okay day and as it was supposed to rain a little I brought umbrellas just in case. After we made the decision to head off it started pouring! Luckily the stroller has a waterproof cover, but I realised on the way home that I had left the spare battery pack for my phone in the now waterlogged baby bag!

This pink Balenciaga looks pretty bad when it gets wet but (as I reassured my friend) it dries fine and it handles the rain well. The sun does more damage to it through fading the colour than any rain, especially since I've waterproofed this bag like all my handbags. It wouldn't be my first choice to wear for a stormy day, but at least I don't have to worry about it developing watermarks if I do get caught in the rain with it.

Last worn: cream blazer, bird print scarf, navy breastfeeding tank, skinny jeans, gold mouse flats, Balenciaga sorbet city.

Other ways to wearcream blazer in the office, bird print scarf and striped skirt, navy breastfeeding tank and a maxi skirt, skinny jeans and a trench coat, gold mouse flats and a maxi dress, Balenciaga sorbet city and denim shorts.

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What I wore:

Jacket: Zara cream jersey blazer
TopAtmos&Here Nile wrap front jersey tee
Jeans: Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

I enjoyed wearing the jersey blazer so got it out again when I was trying to think what jacket would go nicely with the pink and grey outfit I'd put together. I did try a denim jacket with this, but it seemed to hit at an odd point on this top, I much preferred this blazer. Ran some errands, took toddler T for a haircut so he'd look nice for his brother's upcoming dedication ceremony and had dinner with the inlaws.

It's the second time I've worn this new top, so my purchase review:

I like it! It really is perfect for breastfeeding, and the fabric is softer (and a little cosier) than the navy one I have in the same style. The wrap top is kept together with a snap closure so I just need to unsnap it to breastfeed, really handy even though it's not actually a breastfeeding top. I'm pleased I bought this and see it easily getting more wear.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, cream blazer (above), grey wrap top, pink leopard print jeans, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet city (above).

Other ways to wearcream blazer and burgundy pants, grey wrap top with black and tan, pink leopard print jeans and ankle boots, silver ballet flats and blue jeans, Balenciaga sorbet city and a wrap dress.

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Ways to Wear JORD Wood Watches and a Giveaway

If you've read my blog for a while you might remember last year when I was given my first JORD wood watch. It became a firm favourite to wear to the office as glancing at your watch in a long meeting is a lot politer than pulling out your phone to check the time!

AwayFromTheBlue JORD wood watch fieldcrest unisex worn 4 ways Bal and LV Bags

JORD kindly gifted me another beautiful watch. I was excited to start wearing a watch again, hoping it would help keep me on time for things. Really it's just become another way for me to see how late we are running! Typical of life with two under 3 I think. As well as a review, I wanted to show you some of the different ways I've worn the women's wood watches I'm lucky enough to own.

JORD wood watch Cora and Fieldcrest side by side comparison | AwayFromBlue

I picked the Cora watch as it's a little more dainty than the unisex Fieldcrest watch I have. I was also really intrigued by the purpleheart wood, which looks lovely with the mother of pearl face. As well as the little cut-out detail on the face to see the inner workings of the watch, the back of the face is clear so you can see all the cogs moving around inside which is fascinating - especially to a toddler!

JORD wood watch Cora purpleheart inner workings cogs | AwayFromBlue

Being a wood watch, it's splash-proof but not waterproof. It means I can wear it through all the constant hand washing that comes along with two boys still in nappies, although I do have to take it off when washing the dishes or showering. It handles stay at home mum duties perfectly. My Fieldcrest watch has held up to a year and a half of use and over 30 wears. It's also been tough enough to cope with being pulled off the bedside table and worn by the toddler more times than I can count, so I'm confident this Cora watch will last as well.

Ways to wear JORD wood women's watch Cora purpleheart | AwayFromTheBlue

The ordering process was a little different this time around than last time. When you pick your wood watch, you can specify the size of your wrist and get it custom sized for you right out of the box. I used this feature, it's cheaper than getting the band changed at my local watch repair place and it fits perfectly. Being petite with tiny wrists and not always being able to find things to fit me properly, I appreciated this extra service.

JORD Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl women's wood watch silver bracelet stack | AwayFromTheBlue

The only downside I can find with this watch is that it's an automatic one, so it doesn't use a battery. This means if you get over excited and don't read the manual (guilty!) you won't wind the watch enough when you first set the time and you'll be confused the next day when it stops ticking. Once you read the manual and follow the instructions to properly setup the watch, you won't have any problems and the watch will keep the right time.

JORD Cora women's watch purpleheart and mother of pearl with pink and purple bags | AwayFromBlue

Just like my first experience with JORD watches, I was impressed with the speedy shipping time from the US to Australia and the absolutely beautiful presentation. I shared my delight at opening the box on my insta story. These wood watches make great gifts! They are so unique.

JORD wood watches presentation display box unique gift | AwayFromBlue

If you are inspired by the different ways I've worn my watches or have someone in mind to gift one to, you'll love this generous giveaway! Just by entering you'll get a little something and one lucky winner will get a $100 e-gift voucher. As this is my second wood watch from JORD, I'd be happy to help answer any questions you have about them in the comments too.

Click here for a $20 off code for JORD wood watches and a chance to win a $100 e-gift voucher!

Note: giveaway ends on 26th September. Giveaway is administrated by JORD for Away From Blue readers. I am simply promoting it through my blog. E-gift codes are automatically emailed to entrants. It is open world wide as JORD ships internationally and everyone who is reading here can enter.

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This post was sponsored by JORD wood watches. As always, opinions and views expressed on this blog are my own.

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