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Showing posts with label Hermes bracelet. Show all posts

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Maternity Skinny Jeans and Printed Tops: Second Trimester SAHM Style

I'm really enjoying wearing my maternity jeans again. It's so nice having something to wear that I know I'll fit into and feel good in. In the second trimester the bump grows so quickly it can be hard to guess what to wear each day!

What I wore:

Away From Blue Blog | floral print cami jeanswest maternity skinny jeans 2nd trimester

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff silver metallic mini MAC bag with black skinnies
CamiJeanswest 'Amber' floral print ruffle cami
JeansJeanswest maternity skinny jeans in black
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I tried on a few other tops before I got to this one. It's pretty, so I wanted to wear it before the bump got too big, but I was really pushing the limits of it. Although it did fit better than a few of the other tops I'd tried, it didn't feel comfortable at all and I was wishing I'd picked a different top after a few hours!

Took toddler T out to a trial class of gymboree, which is like kind of like baby gymnastics. Basically a morning of play learning new moves; bouncing, running, rolling, swinging, singing songs. It was really fun! Toddler T loved it and I wasn't too tired out by the end of it (I did wonder how I'd cope running along with him!).


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerfloral ruffle cami, black maternity skinny jeans, Asos leather sandals, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearfloral ruffle cami and a maxi skirt, black maternity skinny jeans in the office, Asos leather sandals and a maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC and a printed dress.





What I wore:

Away From Blue | Spring Second Trimester Outfit Maternity skinny jeans stripe tank printed kimono

AwayFromTheBlue Blog | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC with skinny jeans
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesIkwetta 'Circles of life' sandals (C/O)
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale with black hardware!)

Why I wore it:

Wearing my super comfortable maternity jeans again to take toddler T to playgroup. I loved everything about this outfit and wouldn't change a thing!

It was a slightly cooler day in Brisbane after a couple of wet and stormy days, so it was perfect for jeans. I am grateful for the cooler weather as it lets me wear the jeans a little longer, I know in no time at all summer will be here and I'll have ditched them for shorts. I've already bought another pair of maternity shorts in anticipation....


Last worn: printed kimono, striped tankblue maternity skinny jeans, Ikwetta sandals, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and a bright tank, striped tank and printed shortsmaternity skinny jeans at 40 weeks pregnant, beaded sandals and a leopard print dressmini MAC and a maxi dress.

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Finishing Frocktober: Boho Dress, Jeans and A Tee. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote

My final October outfit! I had a bit of a backlog of outfit pictures before I started the Frocktober challenge, and I wanted to post them before I started sharing all of my Frocktober outfits. Mainly because it's a nice timeline of the development of the baby bump. Thanks for sticking with me while I wrapped up posting the old outfits.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Jeanswest boho chelsea printed dress second trimester baby bump

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum purple closeup of Cooper adopted Shih Tzu
DressJeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
BeltAsos skinny pale pink belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac and purple Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' leather bow bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

My favourite dress to finish up Frocktober! Just a relaxing Saturday, spending some gift cards we found that expired that day, and going out for lunch.

It was an interesting challenge. If it had been one of the instagram style challenges I like to play along with, I would have given up a long time ago! It was only because I'd set myself a #31Days31DifferentDresses to fundraise for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation that I kept going, as so many people had generously donated to encourage me.

I did a Frocktober wrap up post here. There were some outfits I loved, some I hated, and despite hoping I'd be able to clean out my wardrobe a little by getting rid of dresses that no longer worked for me, so very few dresses actually left my wardrobe! With many generous supporters, I managed to triple my initial fundraising target and raise over $600 for such a good cause. Thank you.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, boho print dress, pink belt, Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearboho print dress layered up for autumn, pink belt with a LBD, Balenciaga sandals and a back maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote with a maxi dress.


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What I wore:

Away From The Blue | Second Trimester SAHM Style Kisschasy Final roar band tee skinny jeans

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum purple
Tee: Kisschasy the final roar band tee
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
Shoes: Big W purple thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus House of Harlow sunburst wrap bracelet in cobalt
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in mint!)

Why I wore it:

I was so excited to wear my maternity jeans after Frocktober! I wore my jeans and pants as much as possible in the early stages of my pregnancy with the help of a belly band, but I was really missing my maternity jeans. I knew as soon as I wore them the secret would be out, especially here on the blog, and I wanted to keep the secret to myself a little longer.

It was so good to wear these - comfortable and practical for a morning at playgroup with the toddler. I wore my Kisschasy band tee I'd picked up at their final Brisbane concert too. Toddler T and I both wore our graphic tees!


Last worn: Ray-Ban wayfarer (above), Jeanswest maternity jeans, purple thongs, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote (above). First time I've worn the tee as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: maternity skinny jeans and a newborn, purple thongs and shortspurple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote with a black dress.


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Monday, 12 October 2015

Tweed/Boucle Jackets Two Ways: Work And Weekend

Not one of my usual Monday Corporate Style outfit posts, instead I'm sharing one outfit I wore to the office and the other to work from home. Both featuring my Jeanswest boucle (or tweed) jackets, which I really like. I'm pleased to have something different to wear other than trench coats now that the spring weather has arrived and it's warmer in the mornings.

I thought I'd throw in my latest video as well that has some more office wear (8 different office outfit ideas to be exact) as well. Just in case you hadn't seen the news on instagram ;)


What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Corporate Style Boucle Jacket cobalt blue top pencil skirt office wear

AwayFromBlue | Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Tee: thrifted Dotti blue tee
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
Shoes:  Marc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

I had a busy day ahead in the office, so I dressed simply with a bright cobalt tee and a pencil skirt. I thought the jacket was a nice touch too, although I swapped it out for a cardigan when I got to my desk. I've mentioned before that the decorative zipper pulls on this jacket (that you can see in the pics) are lovely, but are not the best when trying to type quietly in an open plan office!

This cobalt blouson tee is another good option not in the video that hides a baby bump nicely in the office!


Last worn: jacquard jacket, cobalt blue tee, black pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

Other ways to wearjacquard jacket and skinny jeans, cobalt blue tee and a maxi skirt, pencil skirt layered over a dress, gold mouse flats and skinny jeans, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag and a little red dress.


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What I wore:

Away From Blue | Dinner Date Evening outfit skinny jeans tweed blazer polka dot cami red accessories

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted pearl and heart long necklace
CamiJeanswest 'Mia' cami in black
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

This is more of a weekend look with a boucle jacket! I wore this to work from home, and then go out with a friend for dinner in the evening. Just like last week, it's a little more dressed up than I'd normally be to work from home, but perfect for a night out.

We ended up staying quite a while at the restaurant - toddler T was so well behaved, and time flies when you're catching up with people!

Oh and if you're wondering how I'm still wearing my skinny jeans in the second trimester - I bought a belly band this time around! Didn't want to spill the beans too early by wearing my maternity jeans right away. ;)


Last worn: tweed jacket, polka dot cami, prima skinny jeans, red suede flats, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to weartweed jacket in the office (my favourite outfit with this jacket), polka dot cami with striped maxi skirt, prima skinny jeans in winter, red suede flats and a leopard print dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and maxi dresses.


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Monday, 25 May 2015

Autumn Layering: Prints, Colourful Cardigans and Striped Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Every time I see someone like Lauren from Exploring My Style or Kiki from According to Kiki wearing their cardigans and talking about how great they are, I think of all my hardly worn cardigans. I wore them frequently in the newborn baby days over my breastfeeding singlets, and I've always had one kept in my desk at work to keep me cosy in the office air con, but I don't really wear them out very much. I'm trying to change that this year and take advantage of the milder autumn weather to wear some of my cardigans.

What I wore:

Printed crochet bib tank red cardigan grey maxi skirt autumn beach walk outfit

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC Hermes tiffany Disney Couture bracelet stack
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
CardiJeanswest long red drape cardigan
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
Tank: Emerson crochet lace bib print top
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle and Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

This was what I wore for Mother's Day! (Yes I am that behind with blogging!) This was my first Mother's day with baby T so hubby put a little more effort in than when it was just Cooper helping me celebrate ;) I was spoiled with some delicious and creative gifts, and we went out for lunch and a walk over to King Island. I wore the cardi in case it was a little chilly by the sea, but it was so nice sitting there on the sand enjoying the sunshine.

I've worn this cardigan with a maxi skirt before and didn't like the way it looked untied (I preferred it knotted) but this time around I liked the look and left it hanging down loose. Maybe as the printed top broke the long line up a little it looked a bit better.

Everything I wore worked for the 'channelling the person who has influenced your style the most' theme for the Fox in Flats style dare. The printed tank was a gift from my mum, the maxi skirt I bought on one of my many shopping trips with my mum, and I know my mum would have approved of the cardigan so I didn't catch a cold ;)


Last worn: RayBan wayfarersred cardiganred printed tank, grey maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: red cardigan with an all-black outfit (1 and a half weeks postpartum), red printed tank in the office, grey maxi skirt with a plain pink top, Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC with a printed navy shirt dress.









What I wore:

Wearing a summer boho print dress in autumn with cardigan and leather boots

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe
CardiganJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in Boysenberry
Necklace: Tai gold alphabet necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
Belt: thick brown Vera Moda belt
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

I wasn't happy with this bag and outfit together  - but it was what I had wore the day before and had all my things in, so it was the best choice as I was running late in the morning. I tried to cram in rhyme time at the library before going to playgroup with baby T. I managed it and was only a little late. Hopefully I'll be on time next time!

The style dare for the day was 'favourite dress, different'. This dress is one of my favourites - I love the style and the colour. I purchased it last year, and wore it in spring, and in summer. I just layered it up a little this time around with a cardigan and leather boots for autumn. I couldn't decide if the belt looked better over or under the cardigan - I ended up putting it under the cardigan but I think this would look nice both ways, gives me another way to wear it later. I'm hoping to wear this dress through the year and not just have it as a warmer weather piece.


Last worn: purple cardiganboho printed dress, tan leather boots, Rebecca Minkoff canvas mini MAC(above).

Other ways to wear: purple cardigan with maternity skinny jeans - first day out with a newborn, boho printed dress with ankle boots for spring, leather boots and skinny jeans in winter, Rebecca Minkoff canvas mini MAC with maxi skirts and a baby bump.




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Friday, 27 March 2015

More Wardrobe Edits, Shop My Closet and Embellished Maxi Dress and Tank Outfits

First up, I've hit that point in my wardrobe clear-out process where I've listed some things on ebay. Check it out if you want to see what has happened to some of the things that have been leaving my wardrobe lately, or if you're after a designer bag for a bargain price. I've been clearing out my handbag collection too.

Secondly, this is a bit of a delayed post. I usually post 3 times a week but I missed Wednesday. I have photos ready and waiting, just no time to actually write a blog post. Baby T has been a bit out of sorts lately and if your baby is having a tough time and needs extra cuddles, you give them extra cuddles and everything else can wait. I'll happily divert my attention from blogging to baby grizzles :) Hopefully I can get back into the blog groove now and type up a few posts. I'd been relying on the little stockpile of scheduled posts I had for a while. On with the outfits.

What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress studded bag and shoes BBQ dinner outfit

Miu Miu Cammeo studded clutch bag blush pink
Dress: Jeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (new purchase)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus Nicole by Nicole Miller bracelet
BagMiu Miu cammeo studded clutch bag

Why I wore it:

I was looking forward to the first wearing of my new black maxi dress! We had a BBQ dinner with family so this seemed like a nice dress to wear. The neckline has some beautiful beaded embellishment, so I didn't wear a necklace with it. I did add a bit of bling with my bracelet and the studded bag and sandals. I really like wearing the bag and sandals together, I do it often! I think the studded shoes and studded bag is a cute combination.

This bag isn't hanging around in my wardrobe though - while it is a cross body bag it's not ideal for using with baby as the clasp on the front can be a little fiddly while you're trying to close the bag with one hand and prevent baby crawling into danger with the other. It drove me a little crazy through the day. It's not listed on ebay, I'm consigning it with a local store instead. They know more about Miu Miu than I do!

Leaving my wardrobe: Miu Miu studded clutch



Last worn: Balenciaga studded sandals, Miu Miu studded bag. First time I've worn the dress as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: a simple black maxi dress and a snood, pink sandals and a blue dress, Miu Miu bag worn as a clutch.





What I wore:

Casual Autumn Outfit red skinny jeans french connection printed tank LV speedy

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere worn with red skinny jeans
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
DressFrench Connection Moon Moire printed top
Jeans: Emerson red skinny jeans (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)

Why I wore it:

Last time I wore this top I was in the third trimester of pregnancy, and pleased to find a regular non-maternity top I could wear. I wasn't too impressed with how it looked though. I wasn't really enjoying wearing it this time around either. I think it's time for it to leave my wardrobe.

This outfit was really a fail all around though! As hubby had gone off to work, he commented on how odd the weather was. It was cloudy and overcast, definitely not looking like the hot day they had predicted. I took advantage of the cold weather and wore my newly purchased skinny jeans, a $5 op-shop (thrift shop) bargain. I had some errands to run with baby T, so we headed to the local Westfield. By the time we re-emerged from the air-conditioned environment in the afternoon, I realised my mistake. The clouds had cleared up and it had warmed up a lot. I changed into shorts as soon as I got home!

Leaving my wardrobe: French Connection Printed Top




Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, French Connection printed top, HavaianasLouis Vuitton speedy B. First time I've worn the jeans as they are a new purchase.

Other ways to wear: printed top in the second trimesterred skinny jeans with a blue top, Louis Vuitton Bandouliere speedy with a dress.






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Friday, 30 January 2015

Grey and Stripes! More Maxi Skirt Outfits

More maxi skirts! Wore maxi skirts two days in a row. I do love them :)


Here's what I wore to spend the day with my family:
Summer Brushstroke pink tank grey jersey maxi skirt LV speedy B casual outfit
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
SingletJeanswest 'Hannah' print tank in paradise pink multi
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoes:  black slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
Bag:  Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)


Crazy hair that happens when you throw a necklace on top before you rush out the door and don't pull your hair out from under it, haha! I didn't even notice until looking at the pics on the computer later.

The style challenge was to 'post a picture of someone who looks nice', which meant I didn't have to dress to an outfit prompt and could wear what I wanted for the day. I really enjoyed being able to choose what to wear for a change!  As I was spending the day with my family and grandparents, I just went for comfortable pieces. This tank is an oldie that doesn't get worn often.  Last time I wore it I was pregnant and I remember trying on so many different outfits trying to find one to disguise my tiny baby bump for lunch with friends. (We were keeping baby T a secret until we could surprise our families on Christmas day.) I did try to wear it again in the second trimester, but the baby bump had outgrown it then so it got pushed to the back of the wardrobe.

I found when I did my wardrobe inventory that I have a lot of tops, so tops I do love tend to get hidden in my wardrobe. I'm going to have to get tougher with what tops I keep so that I can wear the pieces I really love more frequently!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarersbrushstroke stripe tank, grey maxi skirt, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Speedy B.



Here's what I wore to go into the city:
Aussie Blogger Favourite Outfit SAHM Grey tee target black white striped maxi skirt
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoes: black slim Havaianas thongs
Bag:  Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)


Took my grandparents out for lunch in the city, and then spent time with my mother in law for the afternoon. The style challenge for the day was to 'wear your favourite outfit all day'. I wear the grey tee and maxi skirt combination often, it's definitely the most comfortable outfit! Grey, stripes and a maxi skirt is outfit perfection to me! I even paired this maxi skirt with a grey tee last time I wore it too. This grey tee has to be my favourite of all the ones I own. I wish I had bought a backup of it as Atmos & Here don't make this style anymore sadly.

Wearing that teething necklace again! I'm out and about with baby T a lot, spending time with my grandparents who are visiting, so it's helpful to have something for him to play with without having to dig through the baby bag for a toy. These necklaces are great when eating meals too, I can keep baby T amused and he's less likely to try and grab everyone's food.


Last worn: grey tee, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas (above), Louis Vuitton Speedy B (above).




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Monday, 19 January 2015

Blue! Printed Maxi Dress, Lace Pencil Skirt and Teething Necklaces

Two more outfits as I continue on with the 'JaNEWary' style challenge. Both of these outfits fit the prompt for the day, but neither were what I would have worn if I wasn't playing along with the challenge. It's good to wear more of my wardrobe and avoid falling into a style rut though, that's one of the benefits of following along with a monthly challenge.


Here's what I wore to go out with family:
Blue and Purple lace & LV neverfull casual pencil skirt outfit
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceNibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Royal Lilac purple
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull


The style challenge for the day was to 'wear something outside your comfort zone'. I don't really own anything I'm uncomfortable in, if I do have it in my wardrobe I usually make the decision to get rid of it when I next wear it. I thought that wearing a pencil skirt casually would be a good thing for me to try again. I've tried a few times on the blog to wear a pencil skirt outside of the office, but I always feel I can't dress them down enough.

Wore this pretty lace pencil skirt with a simple tank and baby T's teething necklace. The last time I wore this pencil skirt was to the office - when I was in the third trimester!

Even though the pencil skirt has an elasticated waist and is really stretchy and comfortable to wear, I wasn't entirely comfortable in this outfit. The longer length of the pencil skirt came in tricky with picking baby up and putting him down a lot. Also felt very overdressed for going out with our families to pick up the photos from the photo shoot we had a few weeks back. I couldn't help thinking that with a blazer or cardi over the top, I'd wear this to work! Maybe the problem is that my office is so casual to begin with. Was definitely an outfit outside of my comfort zone, I much prefer pencil skirts for the office.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerspurple tank, lace pencil skirt, Asos sandals, Louis Vuitton damier ebene neverfull.



Here's what I wore to have lunch with my family today:
Jeanswest Chantelle Printed Maxi Dress petite blogger Rebecca Minkoff Love bag
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma necklace in pale daffodil (new purchase)
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress (on sale!)
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted blue and silver bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey


This was one of the days I wished I wasn't doing the style challenge, as I had wanted to wear a different dress. The challenge was 'wear a colour that enhances your eyes', so I went with this blue maxi dress and not the other dress I had been thinking of wearing. This dress is lovely and a wardrobe favourite, I love the back lace detail on it, but it's just not what I would have worn if I didn't have the challenge telling me to wear blue.

Still a pretty dress, and appropriate to wear for a lunch with family. My family had planned a big surprise...my grandparents had flown in! So many people had been keeping it a secret for me to have an amazing surprise. It was incredible to see them again and have them meet baby T. I haven't seen them for a very long time, it is wonderful having them here. I'd worn my new teething necklace in anticipation of having to keep baby T amused during lunch, but hardly had to use it at all as he was getting so much love and attention from everyone, we rotated him around so everyone could eat!


Last worn: blue printed maxi dress, Asos sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.







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Monday, 1 December 2014

Belted Dresses: Stripes and Leopard Print. November Purchases

Still enjoying wearing my dresses. It's the perfect spring outfit, just throw on a dress and go. Ideal for life with baby. I added a cute little belt to these dresses for a bit of accessorising, but both look equally as good on their own.


Here's what I wore to baby T's dedication service and celebration:
Striped Fit and Flare Dress Belted Baby Dedication Service Spring Outfit
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: vintage gold chain
DressJeanswest 'Rita' stripe jersey dress
BeltAsos metal keeper skinny waist belt in bright blue
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet


We had a dedication service for baby T, and then a big celebration afterwards. It was so nice being surrounded by friends and family for such a special occasion. Baby T loved all of the attention too! He did so well, despite not napping that morning! He was quiet as a mouse during the service and full of smiles afterwards for everyone.

I'd picked my outfit well in advance, but forgot to get a cute clutch to wear in the morning in the rush to get ready and make sure everyone was there on time. I was constantly running between baby T and the baby bag though, so it made sense all my things were in there too.

A dedication is similar to a christening, in that the baby wears a traditional gown. Baby T's gown came from my side of the family, and was over 37 years old! Although hubby's family had an even older gown, it unfortunately had deteriorated too much to be used, so we used the one from my family. After the service, we changed baby into something more suitable for the hot day. He wore a very cute and tiny little navy pinstripe shorts suit, so of course hubby and I had to wear stripes too.

After the busy morning, we headed out for a birthday celebration later in the day, and I just wore the same outfit.


Last worn: Ray-Ban wayfarer, striped dress, blue belt, Balenciaga sandals.



Here's what I wore to go out for lunch:
Asos belted red leopard print dress suede flats yellow accessories
Sunglasses: Cotton On 'Kirsten sunnie' in yellow
DressAsos red leopard print dress with dipped hem
BeltAsos skinny pale yellow belt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis


A bit more colourful than the previous outfit, with this bright red leopard print dress.

Wore this to pop out to the new Garden City for lunch with hubby and baby T. Wasn't sure if the red shoes were too much, so added a yellow belt and sunnies for some more colour and to make the outfit a little less red. I didn't have a bag of my own, just carried the baby bag.

Every now and then I'll look at this dress hanging up and wonder if I should keep it, as it really is quite a statement piece that doesn't get worn frequently. But every time I wear it I'm reminded how nice it is to wear, so it's staying in my wardrobe.


Last worn: yellow sunnies, red leopard print dress, yellow belt, suede flats.



My November Purchases


Just like the previous months, I'm sharing what I buy each month.  I aim to wear everything I buy twice within a month of wearing it, to reflect on how well the purchase works in my wardrobe. Hopefully being more active with removing things from my wardrobe and being more considerate with my purchasing will help me reduce how many clothes I own! You can read more about my goals and why I'm doing this here.

Only two purchases in November! Both impulse buys.

Jeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress (already worn twice in November, see my purchase review)
Jeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts (not yet posted on the blog, as I'm behind with outfits)




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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Casual Third Trimester Outfits: Stretchy Tops and Maxi Skirts. RM Mini MAC and MbMJ Fran Bags

Here's what I wore on Monday:
Blue and Grey third trimester pregnancy outfit blazer tank maxi skirt RM mini MAC

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag
Jacket: thrifted Valleygirl pinstripe blazer (new purchase)
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
SingletJeanswest 'Jenni' singlet in indigo blue
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC


Had a few errands to run on Monday and an acupuncture session. As it was a little chilly in the morning, decided to wear the other blazer I found at the op-shop on my shopping trip a few weeks back. I think it looks okay, although there really is no chance of it being buttoned over the giant baby bump, haha! Was easy to take off and on as the temperatures changed through the day.


Last worn: Jeanswest blue singlet, Target grey maxi skirtHavaianas, metallic mini MAC. First time I've worn the blazer as it's a recent purchase.



Here's what I wore today:
non maternity clothes in third trimester: stretchy tee and jersey maxi skirt

Marc by Marc Jacobs Carob Brown Fran Bag worn on shoulder
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Tee: Roger and Peach screen printed doily heart tee in lilac bought at the Rocks Markets in Sydney
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


Another simple maxi skirt outfit, this time with a pretty pastel tee. Spent lots of time relaxing today, so this was a nice comfortable outfit. Looked okay for a doctor's appointment and lunch with DH too.

I really am so glad I discovered stretchy maxi skirts work just as well during pregnancy as they do before it. They have been the most comfortable things to wear, and I feel more put together than if I was walking around in trackie dacks. Although I do confess that trackie dacks are my outfit of choice when I'm at home bouncing on my exercise ball to relieve some of the pregnancy back aches! Much more practical than a skirt in that situation.


For those of you who can still shop online without worrying that you'll miss the parcel arriving as you're in hospital having a baby...thought I'd share, Asos are having a dress sale.
25 % off selected dresses, no code needed! Shop here.


Last worn: lilac heart print teeJeanswest jersey maxi skirt, Havaianas (see above), Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

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