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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Mater Baby Products Hamper Giveaway and Discount Code!

Today is your chance to win a hamper full of Mater Baby Products!

Mater have generously provided a hamper to giveaway to one of my readers, as well as a discount code! I've had a great time collaborating with them and I'm so pleased to be able to offer you this amazing giveaway.

You might recall I've enjoyed using Mater nappies lately, and I also reviewed the Mater skin care and baby care range. I highly recommend the products so I know that the winner will love this hamper.




All of these Mater products can be yours!

You get the entire range of Mater skincare products: Body Balm for Pregnancy, Baby Wash, Baby Moisturiser, Nappy Balm. Plus two packs of nappies: a newborn (size 0) pack and a toddler (size 4) pack. And your own adorable little Miracle Max plush toy.

To enter:

  1. Follow Away From The Blue through Instagram, YouTube, Twitter or Facebook.
  2. Follow Mater Mothers facebook page.
  3. Sign-up to the Mater Baby Products’ e-newsletter – by completing the pop up on the website.
  4. Answer the question in a comment below "What product from the hamper would you most like to try and why?". Please provide an email address where you can be contacted if you are a winner.

The competition will run from the 7th November to the 15th November. The winner will be contacted via email provided and announced on my post on the 19th November.




While you wait for the winner to be announced, you can use the generous discount code 'BLUE20' to get 20% off Mater Baby products! Proceeds from the sale of the Mater baby care products go to support Mater Little Miracles too! Discount valid until 30.11.18.




The small print: 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Youtube or Blogger.
Giveaway open to Away From The Blue followers in Australia only who also follow the Mater Mothers facebook page and have subscribed to the e-newsletter.
Prize is one Mater Baby Product's hamper (RRP $110) consisting of:
  • 1 x Mater Body Balm for pregnancy 150g
  • 1 x Mater Baby Wash 500mL
  • 1 x Mater Baby Moisturiser 500mL
  • 1 x Mater Nappy Balm 100g
  • 1 x Mater Nappies-Newborn First Weeks (Size 0) 24 pack
  • 1 x Mater Nappies – Toddler (Size 4) 24 pack
  • 1 x Miracle Max plush toy (Mater Little Miracles mascot dog).

Giveaway winner will be selected based on the most creative answer to the question "What product would you most like to win and why?" left as a comment on the competition blog post. Winning is a game of skill.
Winner will be selected on Thursday 15th November and contacted by email provided. If no response within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
Prize is not transferable.


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Monday, 2 January 2017

5 Year Blogaversary and Giveaway!

Happy New Year!

This weekend marked 5 years of blogging! 1,014 posts and 1,600 outfits. A massive thank you to everyone who reads and comments and follows along. Especially over December, where things have looked a little different from usual on the blog as I've been so focused on Baby Boy after he was discharged from hospital. I hope to return to regular blogging this week. But first, a giveaway to celebrate the past 5 years!



Away From Blue Giveaway Handbags 5 Years of Blogging


Yes, I do own a lot of handbags! It's such a nice feeling knowing you enjoy following my little blog with everyday outfits. And all the outfit fails, the toddler and dog photo bombs and the less than perfect photos that involves. There are a lot of impeccably posed, planned out, edited and professionally photographed style blogs out there. Real life is never perfect and I hope I continue to demonstrate that you don't need to be flawless or dressed in new clothes every day to feel good. 2017 will see me continuing to share my outfits, but it will look a little different with more rewearing and remixing as I attempt #6monthsWithoutShopping. More of that in a future post.


To celebrate this 5 year blogging milestone, I wanted to do something really special for the people who have supported me over the years. It's largely due to the kind and encouraging people I've had the privilege of getting to know that I've stuck with blogging for so long.  You can see some of the bloggers I admire and respect here, with a special shout out to Beth, Kim, Anne, Sheila, Sam, Yun, Kiki and Lorena.

To everyone who leaves a thoughtful comment and actually reads my posts, thank you! I'm so pleased to be able to share a little bit of life and a lot of outfits with you all. While thinking about what to do to mark 5 years, I knew I wanted to do a giveaway. There's a Charlotte Tilbury makeup giveaway on YouTube as well as this blog giveaway.





As a thank you for your support, I'm giving away $50 cash! It will be $50 Australian dollars paid via PayPal. I'll be giving $50 to one of my followers. There is one little catch though: you have to spend it on yourself! It is a thank you gift after all. If you're unsure what to spend it on, check out some of the sales for inspiration. The giveaway is open internationally to anyone who follows my blog or social media and who has a PayPal account.


To enter to win $50, leave a blog post comment as well as filling out your response in the Rafflecopter form for your entry to be valid. The winner will be chosen for most creative answer to the question, 'How would you spend $50 on yourself?' and will be picked on 14th January.

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Hopefully you will find it the perfect way to start off the new year, treating yourself to a little something. Good luck!



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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Win a Gift Card For Diapers (Cloth Ones)

I have a special giveaway today, perfect for my mum readers!


There are so many choices you have to make when you have a baby. There are the fun ones, like how to decorate the nursery and the not so fun ones like when to return to work. One of the big decisions you have to make is around diapers: to go with cloth diapers or disposable diapers. You actually do a fair bit of reading to research what your baby will poop in!

There are pros and cons with cloth and disposable, and of course the decision is down to whatever is best for your family. Mums always make the right decision for them. Choice has excellent buying guides (not just for baby-related products) and has one to help you decide what diapers to buy.

If you're thinking about going with cloth diapers like I was at first, have a look at some of the great cloth diaper groups on Facebook to chat to other mums and find out what brand would be best for you and your baby.


In the end, we decided to go with disposables for the boys. Some days when we seem to go through a mountain of disposables I wish I'd gone for cloth diapers. There are days though when I'm very glad we chose disposables. Those days when it doesn't matter where you are, what you're wearing or how stylish you feel...baby has a diaper explosion!


Below are just a handful of outfits I've enjoyed wearing until something escaped from a diaper!








No matter what your diaper of choice is, experience has taught me you always need a few more spare than you think, just in case. That's why this is a great giveaway - you can get $50 USD to go towards more cloth diapers! Check out the huge selection you can spend it on.


You can enter via the rafflecopter below, and remember to leave a blog comment for your entry to be valid. The winner will be judged to have the most creative answer to the question "What was your worst diaper-related experience?", left as a comment on this blog post. With so many times it can all go wrong, from diaper changes to leaky diapers, I'm sure to be sympathising with a few of you!

The giveaway will end on Thursday 22nd September and the winner selected from the comments on this blog post will be emailed with details of how to use their gift card. Diapers.com ships worldwide so the competition is open worldwide.


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This giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal, with a prize of a gift certificate.


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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.


AwayFromBlue JORD fieldcrest unisex black wood watch worn different ways seasons fall spring summer




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


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Friday, 29 January 2016

Fun Novelty Tees To Wear in Pregnancy and a Giveaway: #StrugglesBook

My ninja baby tee was a firm favourite last pregnancy, and I'm enjoying wearing it this time around too. There are a lot of fun novelty pregnancy tees around so I thought I'd do a post featuring them.

Also wanted to give away an extra copy of the #Struggles book I received. I wrote about it last year, in my favourite post I've ever written. I pre-ordered a copy and received an advance e-copy to read. Since I ended up with one more copy than I needed when the one I bought arrived, it made sense to do a little giveaway.

What I wore:


Away From Blue Blog | Third Trimester maternity denim shotrs ninja baby skeleton novelty tee

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga chevre 2005 magenta day hobo bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
Tee'Ninja baby' maternity skeleton tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

Everyone loves a good ninja baby tee! I wore this to work from home, run some errands in the afternoon and attend my OB appointment. It's fun seeing everyone's reactions to this tee - at the very least it raises a smile. Comfy and casual outfit for a hot day.


Last worn: ninja baby skeleton tee, Jeanswest maternity denim shorts, Havaianas. First time I've worn the Balenciaga magenta day bag on the blog.

Other ways to wearninja baby tee and skinny jeans, denim shorts and a print mixing outfit, Havaianas, Balenciaga magenta day bag on instagram.


More fun graphic maternity tees:





The best novelty pregnancy text tees:








What I wore:

Away From Blue | SheIn Making Magic Happen grey slogan tee maxi skirt third trimester

AwayFromTheBlue | Baby bump silver bracelet stack, Bal 05 magenta day chevre bag
Tee: Grey 'making magic happen' tee C/O Shein
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

This isn't designed to be a maternity tee, but when I saw it I knew it would be a fun slogan tee to wear in pregnancy. I was contacted by SheIn and asked to pick another item to feature on my blog after previously featuring this cute lace kimono. I picked this tee right away. Of course as everyone who orders from SheIn knows, shipping is slow, (around 3 weeks) and with Christmas delays, it took quite a while to arrive.

I don't think I'll be able to enjoy it while I'm pregnant as much as I thought due to it's late arrival, as it doesn't have enough stretch in it for me to wear it again as the baby bump grows. I did size up, but the third trimester baby bump is pretty big. It's a tee that's easy to wear outside of pregnancy too, it just makes the text even better when you're growing a baby!


Last worn:Ray-Ban Wayfarers (above), striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Balenciaga magenta day (above). First time I've worn the tee.

Other ways to wearstriped maxi skirt and a cosy knitBalenciaga magenta day bag in the office.


The Giveaway

I have one unused copy of the #StrugglesBook to give away! This is a really good read for anyone who uses social media. If you're not a reader, or you just want an overview of what the book is about, you can watch the video on the same topic here.

The Struggles book really made me think and change my behaviour so I'm excited to be able to share it with you! I completed a technology fast, cut down my data allowance on my phone, removed a bunch of apps, unfollowed some accounts, and set myself specific times each day to use social media.

The book is about something that is all too common to bloggers - social media burnout, and how social media takes up so much of our lives, time and worry. One of my favourite quotes:



While the book is written from a Christian viewpoint and references bible values frequently, I think the advice contained in it is worthwhile reading even if you aren't a Christian. Of course feel free to read the reviews first if you're unsure. If you've ever felt overwhelmed with 'keeping up' with social media, or browsing your feed has made you feel like everyone has the perfect life, this book is for you!

From the book overview on Amazon:
"The more you compare, the less satisfied you are. The more we interact online, the more we crave face to face intimacy, but the harder it is to find. The more filtered our lives become, the more challenging it is to be authentic. The more information about the pain in the world we’re exposed to the more difficult it is to care."

This competition is open internationally, I will ship the book worldwide. In order to win a copy of "#Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World", you have to come up with the most creative answer to the question "What advice would you give to someone feeling overwhelmed with social media, or what is the best advice someone has given you?". You can enter this game of skill competition via the rafflecopter form below, and remember to include your answer in a blog comment.

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Good luck! The competition will run for one week, and I can't wait to read all your great pieces of advice. It will be hard to pick a winner!



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Friday, 15 January 2016

Maxi Skirts and Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Neverfull. Sunglasses Giveaway!

Being in the second trimester in the heat of summer has meant that I'm reaching for my shorts more than I did when I was pregnant with baby T and favoured max skirts more. I still love a great maxi skirt outfit though! Two of my recent ones below with my Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag, as well as a giveaway!

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Fun pregnancy ninja baby skeleton tee maxi skirt LV neverfull

AwayFromTheBlue | Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull striped maxi skirt
Tee: 'Ninja baby' maternity skeleton tee
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus old blue beaded bracelets
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

The return of the ninja baby tee! Definitely the most fun piece to wear in pregnancy, I enjoyed wearing my ninja baby tee last time and it's good getting to wear it again in this pregnancy. It just sets your day up right when you end up making a random couple of little old ladies giggle before you even get to the office.

Wore this out to a Christmas picnic party with my colleagues. The dress code for the day was casual as we all had been given the afternoon off for the party, and our kids were invited along too. Toddler T had a blast chasing the ibis and ignoring all the entertainment that had been put together, ha!

I picked the navy striped maxi skirt to wear with the tee, and some blue accessories, as the style challenge for the day was 'in the navy'. I was glad I picked the skirt and not jeans as it really warmed up through the day.


Last worn: ninja baby tee, striped maxi skirt, Asos leather sandals, Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

Other ways to wear: ninja baby tee and skinny jeansstriped maxi skirt and a cosy knit, Asos leather sandals and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton damier azur Neverfull in the office.


Pretty maxi skirts under $50:






What I wore:

Away From The Blue | Summer Pregnancy Outfit Maternity tank maxi skirt printed kimono LV neverfull

AwayFromTheBlue | Printed kimono, Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull medium on shoulder
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey (on sale here!) layered with Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
TankJeanswest maternity tank in white
Skirt:  Jeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

I had to do the dreaded pregnancy glucose test on this day and the lovely lady had advised me when I booked in to bring a cardigan along as the aircon in the waiting room was quite cold. I figured the kimono would keep the chill off me enough.

I've mentioned before that I'm sometimes unsure if a kimono and maxi skirt together works, but I've been warming to the look lately and I love this kimono so much as it looks good with everything! The white tank was perfect for the 'white haute' style challenge theme for the day too.

After the unpleasant morning drinking glucose and having multiple samples of blood taken, we had a restful afternoon and then we went out that evening to see the local Christmas lights displays. We tried a new street that we hadn't visited before and it was wonderful, they had even set up a snow machine so toddler T got to experience 'snow'.


Last worn: Somedays Lovin' kimono, white maternity tank, jersey maxi skirt, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull (above).

Other ways to wearSomedays Lovin' kimono and denim shorts, white maternity tank and stripes,  black maxi skirt in winter, Louis Vuitton Neverfull and skinny jeans.





I shared on twitter recently that I was kind enough to receive a pair of Sundried 'Aire Blue' sunglasses. They are great sunglasses, sturdy plastic and the lenses offer good sun protection, but since I almost always wear my polarised Raybans, thought I'd run a little giveaway for these.

(photos C/O Sundried, my own photo in poor lighting here)


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Giveaway is open internationally and will run for one week! You can enter via the rafflecopter form above. This is a game of skill. Winner will be selected for having commented with the most creative answer to the question 'what outfit would you wear these sunglasses with?' judged by my hubby. Good luck!


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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

JORD Watch Giveaway! Plus Stay at Home Mum Outfits and Blogging

As well as a very special JORD watches giveaway, I'm sharing two very laid back, easy stay at home mum outfits that don't require a lot of effort. Also talking about some of my thoughts on blogging the lazy outfits and why I keep this blog going.


Here's what I wore for a lazy Sunday:
casual summer SAHM style outfit grey tee denim shorts statement necklace

Balenciaga tempete blue day bag giant silver hardware JORD wood watch
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: beaded statement necklace from local markets
TeeJeanswest rolled sleeve grey marle tee
ShortsJeanswest denim cuff shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch C/O JORD Watches
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete


I nearly didn't take a photo in this outfit. It's one of those extremely casual 'should I really blog this' type outfits. I share what I wear on the blog, but since I've gone down to 6 outfits a week I can have a day off from photos now and then. It comes in handy when I love my outfit but baby refuses to nap, or decides to alter my outfit in some way...but it also means I'm starting to question if I should blog everything I wear (which was my goal starting this blog). I wasn't going to share this at first. Later in the afternoon, when I thought about going out I realised all I needed to do to add some interest to this plain and comfy outfit was a fun statement necklace.

I've been reading a lot of bloggers questioning what they are doing lately, and it's certainly got me thinking. It might just be a little thing, just adding a necklace, but it's proof to me that I should keep going with this blog. It makes me put a little more thought and effort into what I wear. I'm always going to have a laid-back, casual every style and no extremely ground-breaking or exciting outfits, but it's nice to document those every day outfits. After all, we all get dressed every day, make the most of what's in our wardrobe, and go about our lives. While editorial shoots and never wearing something more than once is feasible and possible for others, it's not my style. I get inspiration from the simple everyday outfits I see (and read about) people wearing, and that's why I blog my day to day outfits too.

I know that being a stay at home mum has been a big change to what I wear, but before you know it I'll be back at work and back to sharing my business casual office outfits as well as those more relaxed weekend running-around-with-baby outfits. Thank you to those who are hanging around through the change. I've got a great giveaway below as a thank you!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerswood watch, grey tee, denim shorts, Havaianas, Balenciaga Tempete Day.



Here's what I wore to go out shopping:
Casual comfy modest maxi skirt summer outfit bright tank stripes hobo bag
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
TankJeanswest 'Jenni' basic singlet in Hawaii blue
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch C/O JORD Watches
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete


This outfit is another super casual outfit, and so comfortable. I'm actually not too impressed with the photo, but loved the outfit. I actually wore this a while back when I was picking up some family from the airport, I just didn't get a chance to take pics and blog it. I enjoyed having an 'excuse' to to re-wear it!

Wore this out to spend the morning at the shops with baby T. I had planned to get my watch resized, as I mentioned in the review when I got it I was anticipating that I'd have to get the band shortened. Of course every time I walked past the watch place it was busy, and I didn't have time to hang around with baby T. Will need to go back another another day.


Last worn: blue tank, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas (above), Balenciaga Day bag (above).



JORD Watch Giveaway!


I really like my JORD wood watch, and from the comments on my review post, a lot of you liked it too! So JORD have kindly offered a giveaway for all my readers!

You could win a $120 gift voucher plus free shipping, so you can pick any watch you like from the huge range JORD has. Just complete the entry form below.

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Please note: giveaway is administrated by JORD for Away From Blue readers. I am simply promoting it through my blog. A random winner will be selected through rafflecopter, and a representative from JORD will contact the winner. It is open world wide and everyone who is reading here can enter.


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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Asos Maternity Pencil Skirts, New Years Fashion Resolutions, Australian Giveaway!

Have a special Australian only giveaway today, just scroll down!


Here's what I wore to work on Monday:
Empire waist tie detail top asos checked tartan plaid pencil skirt second trimester outfit

away from blue balenciaga handbag sapphire classic city bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace and Chanel necklace (close-up)
TopFrench Connection grey tie detail top (with Asos black singlet underneath)
SkirtAsos panelled pencil skirt in tartan check on sale! (materntity version here)
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual plus purple bracelet made by a talented friend and purple Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' leather bow bracelet
BagBalenciaga purple RH city in 2008 sapphire


Dug this top out from the back of my wardrobe, it's the first wearing of it on the blog. Be prepared to see a few more "new" items rescued from my wardrobe coming out now, have been spending a fair bit of time trying to clean my wardrobe and found lots of forgotten things tucked in a corner! I wonder just how much is still hiding in there....

I used to wear this top a lot to uni and to work when I worked in a non-public facing office role and wore jeans every day. Over 5 years ago! It's obvious now why it got less wear when I changed jobs and was no longer able to wear denim every day, not a flattering silhouette.

It prompted one lady in the office to come over and ask me if I was pregnant, so not the best outfit to wear when I'm disguising the baby bump at work. Quite comfortable though, and will see me through the next few months easily! :)


Last worn: Ray Ban, tartan pencil skirt, black flats, Balenciaga sapphire city bag. First time I've worn the top on the blog.

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Here's what I wore to work today:
away from blue disguising baby bump in office half tuck tank pencil skirt

Rebecca Minkoff soft grey MAM bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceDogeared silver wishbone necklace
TopJeanswest 'Darcy' embellished top in Winter coral
SkirtAsos graphic print pencil skirt (maternity version here)
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


I thought that the sequin embellishments on this top were a nice pairing with the graphic print on the pencil skirt, and really liked the combination. Funny how much smaller the bump looks today because of the different clothes too! :)


Last worn: Ray Ban (see above), sequin detail tank, graphic print pencil skirt, glitter flats, Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM.



Aussie Giveaway Linky
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The lovely Sophie has been in contact with me to offer one lucky reader a $30 voucher to Paul's Warehouse! They ship anywhere in Australia, or you can use the voucher in store.

They have a 'Buy One, Get One Free' sale on at the moment, so you could get a new pair of shoes, or some cute work-out clothes using your credit.

To enter, you have to have an Australian address. Then just answer the question: "What's your New Year fashion resolution?" and leave your answer and a contact email address in a comment below. The most creative answer (judged by my hubby!) will win.

My New Year's fashion resolution is definitely to wear what I own more often to prevent hidden wardrobe surprises! Haha! Have you made a fashion resolution for this year yet?

Entries close on Tuesday 28th January, and you can enter as many times as you like.



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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Printed Dresses for Work, Balenciaga Velo and Part Time Bags | Iconemesis International Giveaway

The usual two days of daily outfits and a special giveaway today!

Here's what I wore to work on Wednesday:
Away From Blue Jeanswest gemoetric print mia dress red accessories

Away From The Blue Balenciaga Coquelicot Velo handbag
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace
Dress: Jeanswest 'Mia' border print dress (new purchase)
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly Double tour bracelet in rubis
BagBalenciaga Coquelicot Velo


This dress was another purchase from my DFO shopping trip. I thought pairing it with red accessories seemed like the most obvious way to wear it.

Linking up with Three-fer Thursday, Spotlight Weekly Link-up, what I wore to work, Fashion Informant, Friday's Fab Linkup, Friday's Fancies, Friday's Five, Casual Friday today.


Last worn: glitter belt, red suede flats, Balenciaga Coquelicot velo. First time I've worn the dress as it's a new purchase.




Here's what I wore to work today:
Work OOTD Leona Edmiston Paris Tassel print wrap dress for office

Away from the blue Balenciaga GSH black part time smooshy
Sunnies: Orange sunglasses from Paddy's Market in Sydney
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Dress: Leona Edmiston Paris tassel print wrap dress
Shoes: Wittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats (new purchase)
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with GSH


Wearing my (very comfortable) new black flats today. These were another purchase from my DFO shopping trip, haha!


Last worn: orange sunglasses, Leona Edmiston wrap dress, Balenciaga part time. First time I've worn the shoes as they are a new purchase.


The lovely people from Iconemesis contacted me recently and offered to sponsor a giveaway!


Enter using the rafflecopter form below to win your own iPhone 4, 4s, 5 or 5s case! The giveaway is open internationally, and you get to select the case you want! (My favourite has to be the cute pug iPhone case!)

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It ends on 1st November, and there are 10 possible ways to enter. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win. Good luck!

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Friday, 18 January 2013

Sick. Handbag Collection Video and Giveaway

A break from the regular post today. I've gotten extremely sick and spent the past few days in bed, likely I'll be here most of the weekend too.

As soon as I'm back to normal I'll be back to posting :) Until then, here are a few things to make up for the lack of outfit pictures.



  • View the video tour of my complete handbag collection, or watch some of the other videos on my youtube channel.


A few of you have been asking about my bags, so I hope you enjoy the video!

  • Enter my personalised planner giveaway!

Thank you all for reading, I'll try make it round to your blogs as I can, missing reading my favourites!


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Saturday, 12 January 2013

International Giveaway | Striped Skirt, Marc Jacobs Fran | Feather Print Maxi Dress

As usual; two OOTD posts, and a bonus giveaway!

Here's what I wore to work for casual Friday:
Sunnies: gifted Cotton On 'Kirsten sunnie' in yellow
NecklaceHouse of Harlow silver and grey leather sunburst necklace
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet, gifted purple Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' leather bow bracelet
Top: Jeanswest brown marle singlet
Skirt: Thrifted black and white pleated striped maxi skirt from AWLQ jumble sale
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown from Reebonz

Close up of accessories and bag:
Was very windy trying to take photos - poor Cooper got hit in the face by my skirt a few times! Was rather funny though. Just a nice practical outfit for Friday at work, as some people still had to move desks I made sure to wear a long skirt so I could help move and unplug things from under desks as needed. And of course, I wore my MbMJ Fran bag again. It's such a great bag!

The sunnies were last worn here, top here, skirt here, shoes here and bag here.




Here's what I wore today for a dinner with DH's family:
Sunnies: gifted Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
NecklaceLovisa blue leaf long necklace
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
DressJayJays feather print maxi dress
Shoes: gifted black slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAC bag in Deep Purple

Closeup of accessories and bag:
Definitely an aircon day today, very warm! Wore a maxi dress to keep cool during the day and look polished for a dinner with DH's family in the evening.

The sunnies were last worn here, dress here, shoes here and bag here.


Personal Planner have contacted me and kindly offered to sponsor a giveaway!
They are giving one lucky winner a personalised planner or notebook of their choosing, up to the value of $45. This means you could choose a small, medium or large planner. If one of your resolutions was to be more organised, this giveaway is perfect for you!

I had a play around on their website and I really like the idea - you can customise and design your entire planner, from the size, colour, front and back covers, layout, and even add in the birthdays of your friends and family. They even have blog planners, great for bloggers. There are so many choices!


Just fill in the rafflecopter entry form below for your chance to win a personalised planner from Personal-Planner.com.au
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The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway is open internationally, and runs until the 20th of January. The winner will be contacted by Personal Planner via email with details of how to claim their prize.

Note: Giveaway sponsored by Personal Planner, and image used kindly provided by Personal Planner. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.
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