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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Zibibo Maternity Purple Maxi Dress Review, MbMJ Fran Bag | Casual Tee and Denim Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Here's what I wore on Saturday:
Zibibo Australia MEV Havana Maxi Dress in Iris Orchid MbMJ Fran

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Carob brown purple blue mixed metal bracelet stack
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Dress: MEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Forever New 'orchid petal' skinny belt
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus old multi-coloured bangle set, Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle, pastel friendship bracelet C/O Seri Marea Jewellery
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


This is the beautiful maxi dress I chose from Zibibo Australia that I mentioned previously. It's the MEV Havana maxi dress and comes in black, grey, blue and purple. I had a hard time picking which one to get, thinking at first that maybe I should be practical and go for the black or grey. Since I don't have any purple maxi dresses, I settled on the 'Iris Orchid' colour. So glad I did, it is an absolutely stunning colour. One thing to mention is that the dress is sold as ankle length, but is the perfect just above the floor length for my short frame.

Figuring out how to dress a growing baby bump is a learning experience almost every day, but I like that I can just throw this dress on, know it will fit, and feel pretty. And I'm not the only one that has high praise for it! I posted this dress on instagram, and it was picked up and regrammed by Ifabbo! We had a few appointments and errands to run on Saturday, and everyone I spoke to asked me about the pregnancy, how far along I was and told me that I looked fantastic. The best feedback for this dress I think, when complete strangers take the time to tell me I'm looking good!

Like the bubble tank that I wore on Thursday, the dress is made of bamboo and cotton so it's really comfortable to wear and won't need ironing. And it's designed for nursing too. The items on Zibibo cost more than I'd usually have considered for maternity wear, but seeing how well designed they are and how long they are supposed to last, the prices make sense. Everything I received I will be wearing long after baby has arrived. Zibibo sell baby clothes too, so I'm going to have to pick up something for baby!


If you are pregnant, I hope you've enjoyed my little reviews of the maternity wear I was sent. Thank you so much to Michelle from Zibibo for kindly offering me the pieces, I know I will get a lot of wear out of them.


Last worn: lilac skinny beltWittner studded sandalsMarc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag. First time I've worn the dress.



Here's what I wore today:
Hendrick boards yellow love tee second trimester maternity denim shorts

Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC Balenciaga icy blue coated wrap bracelet
Sunglasses: gifted Cotton On 'Kirsten sunnie' in yellow
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TeeHendrick Boards Love Changes Everything for Champ tee
Shorts: Jeanswest maternity rolled up shorts (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet in icy blue
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine


Casual shorts and tee outfit today. The denim shorts are new - I caved and bought maternity shorts to see me through the tail end of the summer heat. Glad I did, although there was a lovely breeze today it was still rather warm, couldn't have worn jeans! I've seen many bloggers wearing yellow lately too, I was inspired to pull out the only yellow top I own.

I spent a little bit of time yesterday afternoon cleaning out the rest of my wardrobe to have a clean slate for baby's room, and spent most of my time at home today continuing with that. Wanted to be comfortable as I moved stuff around. Not the heavy stuff though, DH had to help me with that! I'm getting tired out a lot easier than before, so I'm taking longer to do things. Trying to focus on small tasks and make steady progress :) Have completely dismantled my handbag wall and all of my handbags are now hiding in 3 boxes under the bed instead of being out on display. So exciting to think that soon where my bags used to be we will have lots of baby things instead!


Last worn: yellow sunnies, love changes everything tee, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC. First time I've worn the shorts.

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Plain Maxi Dresses in the Second Trimester - Christmas Outfit Ideas Under $100

First up, Shopbop are having an extra 25% off sale items, and some of the things I've featured in my Gift Guides are on sale! Just use code 'BONUS25', for 3 days only!


As I've mentioned before, the summer heat and humidity in Brisbane along with a growing baby bump has meant that I'm reaching for dresses as a nice comfortable and cool maternity option. And you can never go wrong with a maxi dress!


What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Mothers En Vogue Iris orchid pink Havana maxi dress with purple bag second trimester

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff plum purple mini MAB tote with pink maxi dress
NecklaceJeanswest Taki necklace (C/O) layered with Tai gold alphabet necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: C/O Poppywinkle brown weave belt
ShoesIkwetta 'Circles of life' sandals (C/O)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (also love this metallic one!)

Why I wore it:

This dress was one of my favourite maternity items in my last pregnancy, but it's taken me a while to get around to wearing it this time! While I did wear it a little post-pregnancy (it's a nursing dress too) it had been packed away with the rest of my maternity clothes and after unpacking it I had been waiting for the perfect occasion. I had been planning to wear it to toddler T's playgroup Christmas party for a while. Was the best thing to wear on such a hot day.

The only thing I didn't like about this outfit was the belt - I really wished I'd worn a different one. With an inquisitive toddler who loves to pull out all my accessories I've had to move my belts up to the top of the wardrobe and I didn't have time to rummage through the box and grab the one I wanted as we were running late. Just went with the first one I saw.

If you remember last time I wore this necklace it had a few more strands - the best feature about this necklace is that you can separate the pieces and wear it together or wear it separately. For less than $50 it's a great gift idea too!


Last worn: Ray-ban Wyafarers (above), pink MEV Havana maxi dressbraided beltIkwetta sandalspurple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearmaxi dress layered up for winter without a baby bumpbraided belt and a printed shirt dressIkwetta sandals and skinny jeansRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag and a boho printed dress.



Plain maxi dresses under $100: (for before, during, or after pregnancy)




Plain doesn't have to mean boring - a block colour maxi dress is a beautifully simple outfit.


Nursing maxi dresses under $100: (perfect for breastfeeding as well as pregnancy)






What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Jeanswest Black halter neck maxi dress red singlet modest second trimester outfit

Away From The Blue | Rebecca Minkoff mini quilted affair bag in fire engine red
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace
Dress: thrifted black Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set
BagRebecca Minkoff mini quilted affair bag in fire engine red (on sale in burgundy or on sale in pink)

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a busy day. We spent the morning braving the local Westfield gift shopping, crossing a few more gifts off our lists. Then I popped into the city to meet Rachel from A Nesting Nomad. It was great catching up with her and her hubby briefly while she was in the country! After having afternoon tea with them though I was still a bit full when we had dinner with the in-laws in the evening.

Red and black seemed like a nice colour combination, and it gave me an excuse to wear my quilted Rebecca Minkoff mini affair bag that hasn't been getting worn lately.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, red singlet, black maxi dress, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini affair bag.

Other ways to wearred singlet and skinny jeans, black maxi dress layered for winter, studded sandals and a wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini affair bag and a navy shirt dress.


Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Fresh Fashion, Style Me Wednesday, Oh Hey Girl, Throwback Thursday, Fashion Files, Fun Fashion, Fabulous Friday.


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Friday, 12 January 2018

Maxi Dresses and Quilted Bags

Continuing the feeling of being so behind with blogging, two more maxi dress outfits I wore before Christmas! I actually ended up wearing these both on the same day - one during the day for my local ABA Christmas party, and the other in the evening for my office Christmas party.

What I wore:

Mothers En Vogue Havana pink maxi dress floral lei vintage chanel bag Christmas party outfit | away from the blue

Chanel vintage quilted lambskin diana flap bag beaded bracelet stack | away from the blue

awayfrom blue instagram pink MEV havana maxi dress floral lei themed Christmas party outfit
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
Necklace: floral lei with Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace layered with Tai gold alphabet necklacesgifted frangipani necklace, and For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
ShoesNineWest "Quicken" wedges in natural
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap (same in blue)

Why I wore it:

As you can tell, my office Christmas party had a theme, ha! I'd been looking forward to the party this year. Last December I was on maternity leave, and although my boss invited me to the Christmas party it was when I was in hospital with Baby Boy so I had to turn it down.

It was a bittersweet night. It was wonderful catching up with colleagues outside of work, especially those that have moved teams while was on leave and I no longer get to work closely with. I loved getting to have a good chat again! However it was so sad too as inevitably discussion turned to last year's party, which I missed because of the hospital stay. Made me really miss my boys, and I couldn't wait to get home to them.
There was one funny moment where a colleague said I should have come along to the party last year anyway, and I had to explain that as I was Baby Boy's food source (breastfeeding) I couldn't leave him. While this beautiful pink maxi dress is a nursing dress, we don't need that feature now. Worked perfectly with the floral lei to tie in with the party theme, and I even wore my frangipani necklace (and a few other ones).

This vintage Chanel bag is one of my treasured pieces, and the cross body strap came in handy to allow me to hold food and drinks. I even wore wedges for a bit of extra height (although I regretted it a little when I got home, so used to flats now!).


Last worn: MEV pink maxi dress, gold glitter belt, nude wedges, vintage Chanel bag.

Other ways to wearpink maxi dress worn 30 ways, nude wedges and lace dress, vintage Chanel bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyMEV pink maxi dress at 39 weeks, vintage Chanel bag in second trimester.




More Quilted Handbags:








What I wore:

mothers group Christmas party embellished maxi dress outfit rebecca minkoff quilted love bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram mothers group Christmas party outfit Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag
Necklace: Nibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!) and Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap

Why I wore it:

This was what I wore during the day - we had our local Australian Breastfeeding Association Christmas party, where we play a sneaky secret santa. Everyone brings a gift under $10, we all draw a number, then the person with number 1 unwraps a gift. The next person can pick another gift to unwrap, or steal the first one. Lots of people involved their toddlers and asked their opinion so they got in on the game too, so much fun. Toddler T had a great time! We enjoyed making the brownies with the kit we won too.

As expected though, all the time with toddlers and yummy morning tea and presents everywhere, my dress looked a little worse for wear so I was glad I'd planned a different dress to wear in the evening!

This was the perfect Christmas party outfit though, dressy but casual at the same time. Maxi dresses work for so many dress codes! Last year I went in shorts and tee, anything goes really. I did feel a little over dressed for my afternoon dentist appointment, with the embellished dress and bag strap, but my dentist ended up complimenting me on it so at least it made her smile! :)


Last worn: embellished maxi dress, black Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff crystal guitar strap, Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag.

Other ways to wearembellished maxi dress with scarf as a belt, Rebecca Minkoff crystal guitar strap and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyembellished maxi dress at 39 weeks, Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag in third trimester.




Maxi Dresses Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:

Maxi dresses are a great option for a busy mum - they are grab and go outfits! You can accessorise them with layers of delicate necklaces, or stick with a practical teething necklace for time with toddlers. Quilted bags look great with them, and a cross body option allows you to go hands free.  Maxi dresses work for many different dress codes as they can be as formal or casual as you want. Nice to wear in the summer heat too.


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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Marc By Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo and Purple! Casual Friday Maternity Top and Jeans, MEV Havana Maxi Dress

Here's what I wore to work on Friday:
Third trimester Casual Friday Office Wear Maternity jeans and top Jeanswest pink and purple

marc by marc jacobs hillier hobo bag worn alexander mcqueen skull scarf
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace
TopJeanswest 'Felicity' maternity shirt in amethyst
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware


Lots more rain and cooler weather on Friday, so I got to bring out one of my scarves that has been packed away for a while. I thought the pink skull print looked really nice with the purple top and peachy bag.

Last time I wore this top, I paired it with a pencil skirt and it really didn't look great. Just too shapeless and long. I much prefer it with the skinny jeans, doesn't seem to overwhelm me as much. What do you think?


Last worn: Alexander McQueen skull scarfamethyst maternity shirt, maternity skinny jeanstwo tone flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier hobo bag.



Here's what I wore today:
Zibibo MEV Havana maxi dress purple australian summer pregnant blogger

MbMJ Hillier hobo blush pink with gold bracelet stack
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: sterling silver monogram necklace C/O MyNameNecklace.com.au
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus pink and gold bracelet stack on other arm
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware


After the cooler weather the past few days, the heat was back in time for the weekend! Still looking longingly at my scarves each day...haha! After moving them out of baby's room they are hanging up in the wardrobe in the bedroom and I see them every day as I wait for autumn weather to kick in. Had been planning to wear another one of my many scarves and even my boots today, but was nicely surprised with some sunshine and warmth.

Went with a simple maxi dress outfit due to the heat, with only a few accessories due to the humidity. Spent the afternoon in the city, did some shopping and watched my friend take part in a Salsa dance flash mob. Something a little different from the usual! Was a fun afternoon.


Last worn: Ray-Ban sunglassesMEV Havana maxi dress, Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs pink Hillier Hobo bag (see above).

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Monday, 22 February 2016

Bright Maxi Dresses, Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Bags

I've been wearing my Rebecca Minkoff bags a lot! They are perfect for wearing cross body, allowing me to be hands-free which is essential for chasing after a toddler.

What I wore: 

AwayFromBlue | Third Trimester summer BBQ outfit MEV Havana maxi dress magenta purple bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum with faux fur pom pom charm
Necklace: Eye Candy LA gold and turquoise cuff necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

After a busy morning rushing around trying to get everything cleaned and organised, we had a wonderfully relaxed afternoon. We had a few friends around for a BBQ, so I knew I wanted to wear this maxi dress. It makes such a simple outfit. Comfortable and just as perfect during pregnancy as it is post-baby, plus I love the colour.

I've worn the magenta dress and purple bag together before, it's a colour combination I really like.


Last worn: maternity maxi dress, gold glitter belt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearmaternity maxi dress and a sequin scarf, gold glitter belt and maxi dress without a baby bump, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and skinny jeans.


Beautiful bright maxi dresses under $100:




Maternity maxi dresses under $100:






What I wore:

Away From Blue | Aussie Summer pregnancy outfit Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey (on sale here!)
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, also on sale in yellow!)

Why I wore it:

In contrast to the outfit above, when I wore this dress I hadn't been planning the outfit in advance. I threw this on because it was hot and humid and despite feeling terrible, I had to take toddler T and myself to the doctors as we were both unwell. The maxi dress seemed like the easiest option to be as unrestricted as possible. The wonderful air conditioning at the doctors was a welcome reprieve from the heat too.

Kept the accessories simple - my metallic mini MAC bag and House of Harlow necklace which always look good together.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, blue printed maxi dress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearblue printed maxi dress for a first birthday party, print mixing outfit and Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.






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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Maxi Dresses and Glitter Belts! Third Trimester Baby Bump Dressing

Here's what I wore for casual Friday:
balenciaga sorbet city studded sandals black french connection jersey maxi dress 3rd trimester pregnancy

Balenciaga sorbet city bag RH
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace
DressFrench Connection Meadow jersey maxi dress in black
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet


Took advantage of the "casual" aspect of casual Friday and wore a maxi dress to the office! This outfit is actually an idea I'd had for a while, but had saved for the third trimester when I knew I'd be finding it difficult picking what to wear to work. I really like the drape on this jacket, and thought it kept the maxi dress from looking too informal. Got a few compliments, and a few "wow your bump is huge!" comments so I consider it a good outfit, haha.

Can't believe I've only worn this jacket once before on the blog though - definitely should be wearing it more often!


Last worn: black maxi dress, waterfall drape jacket, gold glitter beltstudded Balenciaga sandals, Balenciaga sorbet city.



Here's what I wore today:
Mothers En Vogue Havanna Maxi Dress Third Trimester 32 weeks pregnant aussie blogger

vintage chanel flap bag away from blue blogger
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


Another maxi dress! I think my pregnancy dressing is getting even more theme based than before. If something worked one day, I want to wear something really similar the next! It does make figuring out what to wear easier :)

This is what I wore this evening, for a family birthday dinner. I wore a similar outfit during the day, without the belt and with my Louis Vuitton neverfull. We spent the day with my father in law, and test drove another car. In the evening we went out for dinner with family and friends, then had cake and champagne (of course I skipped the champagne!). Was a really nice way to end the day.


Last worn: Ray-BansMEV Havana maxi dress, Kmart black glitter belt, Balenciaga sandals (see above), vintage Chanel flap bag.

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Monday, 26 May 2014

Rebecca Minkoff Yellow Swing Bag with Purple Maxi Dress, Orange Stripe Tank and Grey Skirt

Here's what I wore on Sunday:
Third trimester LV bandeau worn as belt MEV havana purple maxi dress bright yellow bag

Bright canary yellow rebecca minkoff swing handbag colour blocking with purple dress
Necklacevintage gold initial necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Louis Vuitton "comete" bandeau scarf worn as a belt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow


Still wearing my Rebecca Minkoff swing bag! I really wanted to pair it with the purple maxi dress at least once. Thought the colours worked nicely together. It's gotten much warmer all of a sudden, despite winter being just a week away, so bright colours seemed a good outfit to wear on hot Sunday.

The purples and pinks in the scarf go so well with the dress too, looks like they were made to be paired together, don't you think?


Last worn: havana maxi dress, Louis Vuitton bandeau, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff yellow Swing bag.



Here's what I wore today:
Away From Blue Third trimester pairing orange and yellow together with grey maxi skirt

Rebecca Minkoff swing handbag bright yellow
Necklace: custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Tank: Jeanswest 'Sarah' stripe tank in firecracker/coconut 
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow


Much more casual outfit today (although still with the same bag...) as I wanted to be comfortable out and about doing the grocery shopping I didn't get to do on Sunday as DH had a work event. Again, was warm enough to go sleeveless and not worry about adding any extra layers. Really doesn't feel like the end of Autumn!

Don't think I've ever paired orange and yellow together before - but I liked it. It was funny to come across Wilfully Elegant's latest post today where she paired the same colours together too. Must be the warm weather we are both experiencing, or the fact that great minds think alike!


Last worn: Jeanswest orange stripe tank, Target grey maxi skirt, Havaianas (see above), Rebecca Minkoff Swing (see above).


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Friday, 1 April 2016

Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Maxi Dresses at 38 Weeks Pregnant

While baby has arrived, I've got a few more pregnancy outfits scheduled to share on the blog. Being behind with blogging has worked out well, I still have posts to share while I'm spending the majority of the newborn days in my PJs!


First up, although it's April I won't be doing a budget post wrap up. I didn't buy any new clothes or accessories in March, instead shopping for a few things for baby.

Since I didn't buy anything, I won't be sharing my purchases and just doing a my regular post with what I've been wearing. I tried to schedule as much as possible at the beginning of my maternity leave, so I had a busy couple of days of appointments and running errands. My Louis Vuitton Neverfull was a great bag to just throw everything in, and maxi dresses were easy fuss-free outfits.

What I wore: 

Away From Blue | 38 weeks pregnant Mothers En Vogue Havana maxi dress LV neverfull

AwayFromTheBlue | gold beaded bracelet stack Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

I may have been a little over enthusiastic with fitting everything in on this day! I had scheduled 4 appointments and spent the morning rushing around between them. Wanted something easy and simple to wear so a maxi dress was my first choice - instant outfit, no further thought needed. At 38 weeks pregnant I can't help but wonder if the next time I'll be wearing this dress I'll be picking it as it allows for easy breastfeeding.


Last worn: glitter belt, MEV maternity maxi dress, gold Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

Other ways to wearglitter belt with a blue dress, maternity maxi dress and sequins for Christmas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull and a graphic tee.


Where to buy the Louis Vuitton Neverfull (Pre-Owned Bargains):







What I wore:

Away From Blue | 38 weeks pregnant autumn outfit Jeanswest Elodie tie dye maxi dress LV NF tote

AwayFromTheBlue | Louis Vuitton damier azur MM medium neverfull tote on shoulder
Necklace:  Jeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, this dress wasn't my first choice for this day. I'd planned to wear my maternity denim shorts but rain got to the washing outside before I could and my shorts were too wet to wear that morning. Again I picked a maxi dress for simplicity.

It was nice to be a little dressed up for dinner with my parents at least, and this dress is great to wear, even if not what I had planned. I've used the Louis Vuitton Neverfull as a baby bag before, but this time I tried it out with just the bare essentials and it was much more comfortable.

I'm trying to go out now and then with just a little pouch inside my handbag with everything toddler T needs, instead of carrying the baby bag as well as my handbag. While a newborn will mean I'll definitely need to carry the baby bag around with me, limiting what I carry will be helpful with needing to take things for a newborn and a toddler. I'm terrible at over-packing and carrying more than I need!


Last worn: tie dye maxi dress, black Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull (above).

Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress for a night out, Louis Vuitton Neverfull and skinny jeans.









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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Maxi Dresses and Purple Accessories

I find purple just as easy to wear as blue, it looks great with blue and being my sister's favourite colour probably influenced me too as we shared wardrobes growing up. I have a few purple accessories, and below I'm wearing them with some maxi dresses.

I love how maxi dresses can work for multiple seasons,  I like to wear as much of my wardrobe as I can year-round. I wore these dresses on a warmer and then a cooler day, showcasing how they can work for different temperatures.

What I wore:

Pink Mothers En Vogue Havana maxi dress, purple bag, Louis Vuitton Bandeau scarf as belt | AwayFromBlue

pink maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum purple | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
BeltLouis Vuitton "comete" bandeau scarf
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in blackand super cute in cherry print!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

This dress is one of those magical pieces in my wardrobe that makes me feel great whenever I wear it - even while heavily pregnant! I've worn the LV bandeau scarf as a belt with it before, and worn the purple bag with it before too.

This was the perfect outfit for a family birthday celebration, love everything in this outfit and wouldn't change a thing.


Last worn: Louis Vuitton bandeau, pink maxi dress, gold mouse flats, purple mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearLouis Vuitton bandeau as headband, pink maxi dress in winter, gold mouse flats and jeans, purple mini MAB tote bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: bandeau as adjustable belt in third trimesterpink maxi dress at 39 weeks, mouse flats and maternity wrap dress, purple MAB tote and maternity denim shorts.


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What I wore:

purple cardi, Jeanswest tie dye jersey maxi dress Rebecca Minkoff Love bag | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey |  Away From The Blue
JacketJeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

It was a bit cooler when I wore this! And wetter, I wished I'd not worn such a long maxi dress when I stood in a puddle. The struggles of being petite, ha! We had an appointment with a house builder as we were looking at a plot of land. Went out for lunch on the way home.

Just like the outfit above, I've worn the bag and dress together before, and did so again as I really like the combination. I liked the purple cardigan with this too. Kept me cosy and added a little more colour to my outfit. It was great for babywearing too, I don't like to wear a lot of zips or buttons if I'm babywearing.

I was feeling a little unwell so liked how easy and cosy this was to wear. A jersey maxi dress like this is just as comfortable as pyjamas but looks a lot more presentable!


Last worn: purple cocoon cardigan, tie dye maxi dress, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love cross body bag.

Other ways to wearpurple cocoon cardigan and jeans, tie dye maxi dress and fringe bag, silver ballet flats and purple jeans, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love cross body bag and chambray.

Perfect for pregnancy: purple cardi in second trimester, tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and maternity shorts.


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How You Can Wear It

Maxi Dresses are a simple, comfortable instant outfit. While they look great in summer, you can wear them in other seasons too. Swap sandals for ballet flats to give your feet a little more warmth, and layer with a cosy cardigan for a chilly day.


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