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Friday, 15 December 2017

Capsule Wardrobe - 5 Outfits, 5 Days! International Style Challenge with Black and Burgundy

My blog friend Ruth does these 5x5 style challenges on Instagram. Another blog friend, Eileen and I started talking with her about it and thought it would be fun to participate. We decided to do an international style challenge a couple of weeks ago near the end of November.

The rules: 5 pieces of clothing to create 5 outfits over 5 days, with a black and burgundy colour scheme. Accessories like shoes, necklaces, scarves, handbags, outerwear, can be added as needed and don't count as one of the 5 pieces.

Who took part: Ruth @ruthyannie, Eileen @eileensed and myself, @awayfromblue. Ruth did this over autumn in the cold weather, and Eileen had to dress a growing baby bump too! I have so much admiration for them both!

This is going to be a bit of a long post as I share with you what we wore over 5 days! I hope you'll get a lot of outfit inspiration from it though, and discover some new ways you can rewear pieces you already own.

5 outfits 5 days, 5x5 International Style Challenge capsule wardrobe 5 outfits 5 days, 5x5 International Style Challenge capsule wardrobe | awayfromtheblue

My Capsule Wardrobe

After a few last minute swaps and changes, these are the 5 pieces I came up with for the challenge.
  • black drawstring waist maxi skirt
  • black denim shorts
  • burgundy jersey dress
  • black, burgundy and cream shirt dress
  • burgundy slouchy tee





My choices were limited by the colour scheme which helped me make decisions about what to pick as my 5 pieces. The last time I did a capsule, it was my third trimester capsule wardrobe and the growing bump helped limit my options there too! I did have to go into the office for one day which made me pick the shirt dress, even if the print is more red than burgundy. I figured it was close enough!

The main worry I had was around structuring the pieces I wore to allow me to have them washed and ironed ready for the next wear With two messy toddlers it was highly unlikely I was going to be able to wear things twice in a row without washing them! In the end I came up with 6 outfit ideas so that if something wasn't ready in time, I'd have a fall back option.

What I wore - Day 1


 5 outfits, 5 days outfit 1 burgundy tee black drawstring waist maxi skirt for playgroup | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram international style challenge 5 outfits 5 days day1
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TeeZalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

For the first day of the challenge I went with a classic tee and maxi skirt combo. When I'd first started planning outfits and pieces for the challenge I'd went with a different burgundy tee, and changed my mind and swapped it for this tee instead. I didn't like the way this one sat with the maxi skirt though, I was a bit frustrated with it both tucked and untucked and wasn't as comfortable with this outfit as I could have been. Easy outfit for playgroup though.


Last worn: burgundy tee, black maxi skirtblack ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: burgundy tee and navy kimono, black maxi skirt in autumn, black ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: burgundy tee in first trimester, black ballet flats and maternity wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and maternity shorts.

What Ruth Wore - Day 1:


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What I wore - Day 2

5 outfits 5 days day 2 atmos&here nigella printed shirt dress | away from the blue

Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram printed shirt dress marc jacobs fran bag
NecklaceRoie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace
DressAtmos&Here Nigella collarless shirt dress
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

This was as 'formal' as my outfits got during the challenge, the majority of them were casual outfits. I had to go into the office, so picked this shirt dress to fit in with the business casual dress code. I found myself fussing with this outfit too during the day though, the dress seemed to ride up a lot and I was constantly tugging it back down. I much prefer wearing this dress as a kimono, or layering it up with tights in winter.

I knew with the darker black and red print on the dress (it's a geometric print although it looks like polka dots in the pics!) that this Marc Jacobs bag would work perfectly with it. This bag doesn't get worn as often as it did when I first got it, but it's still a nice choice for work. It's been tagged in 62 posts on the blog and most of the time it featured in both outfits of the posts, so you can see it was worn a lot in the past! Such a unique colour too, a deep purple-y brown.


Last worn: geometric print shift dress, black ankle boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

Other ways to weargeometric print shift dress layered for winter, 30 ways to wear black ankle boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ankle boots and pregnancy announcement, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag at 40 weeks pregnant.



What Ruth Wore - Day 2:


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What I wore - Day 3

5 outfits 5 days international style challenge 3 burgundy dress black mimco bag ankle boots | awayfromblue

Mimco black button bag | away from the blue blog

awayfromtheblue instagram international style challenge 5x5 5 outfits 5 days outfit burgundy dress
NecklaceZanele 40 handmade rope necklace
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
Bag: Mimco black button bag

Why I wore it:

The simplest of all my challenge outfits, and also the most popular. I wore this to work from home and attend a specialist appointment with baby boy in the afternoon. With the burgundy star print dress, I added black through my accessories, with the same ankle boots I'd worn the day before and another little worn bag, my Mimco button bag.

This was actually my first expensive bag purchase, despite how little I wear it now I'm never going to let it go. I spent months thinking about it and saving for it and picking out the perfect colour combo I wanted and I still remember the excitement of going to the store to pick it up! Very treasured even if not frequently worn now. I think I bought it in 2007 at the height of the button bag trend, still looks great. Sadly it's discontinued, the closest thing is the Mimco Turnlock bag that's around $200 more expensive than the button bag was 10 or so years ago, or to go to ebay for the classic style.


Last worn: burgundy star print dress, black ankle boots (above, day 2), Mimco button bag.

Other ways to wearburgundy star print dress in third trimester, black ankle boots and skinny jeans, Mimco button bag for the office.

Perfect for pregnancyburgundy star print dress for travel in Melbourne, black ankle boots in second trimester.



What Ruth Wore - Day 3:


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What I wore - Day 4

5 outfits 5 days day 5 medical appointment Christmas shopping burgundy tee shorts dress as kimono | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue isntagram 5x5 international style challenge 4 burgundy black shorts dress as kimono
JacketAtmos&Here Nigella collarless shirt dress (worn as a kimono)
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TeeZalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

An incredibly busy day called for a comfortable and casual outfit, and the first wearing of the last of my 5 pieces, my black denim shorts. Added the comfy slouchy burgundy tee and the printed dress was worn as a kimono. Converse were a practical choice for a busy day, and the mustard yellow bag was a fun touch of colour with the black and burgundy.

Baby boy had some more tests at the hospital in the morning, so I had the day off. With my mother in law available to watch the boys, as it was a day I normally work, I made the most of it and she looked after them both once the testing was done so I could gt a rare child free afternoon to go Christmas shopping. And I shopped up a storm, getting the majority of the things remaining on my Christmas present list!

Last worn: shirt dress as a kimono (day 2), burgundy tee (day 1), black denim shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearshirt dress and ankle boots, burgundy tee and skinny jeans, black denim shorts and stripes, Converse and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mustard micro Regan bag and red maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: burgundy tee in first trimesterConverse in the second trimester.


What Ruth Wore - Day 4:

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What I wore - Day 5

5 outfit 5 days final day burgundy dress worn as top with black denim shorts turquoise accessories | awayfromtheblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | burgundy jersey dress worn as a top with denim shorts 5x5 style challenge
Necklace: Turquoise and gold beaded necklace from my mum's wardrobe
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond (worn as a top)
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

For my fifth and final outfit with my 5 pieces, I wore my denim shorts again and the lovely burgundy dress as a top. I added turquoise accessories with the necklace and Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag for an extra touch of colour. I've won dresses as tops before, it's a nice way to wear something a little differently. The extra dress fabric wasn't too bulky although it was a bit of a pain tucking it in to the shorts every time I went to the bathroom! I had considered doubling up on the dresses and wearing the shift dress as a kimono over this again, but despite how little time I spent with the boys the day before it still got messy and had to have a wash. That was the hardest part of this challenge - making sure everything was washed and ironed in time to wear again!

This was a nice outfit to finish the challenge on, I ran around with the boys completing a few errands.


Last worn: burgundy star print dress (above, day 3), black denim shorts (above, day 4), Havaianas, aquamarine mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wear: burgundy dress layered for winter, black shorts and polka dots, aqua mini MAC bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: burgundy dress and second trimester bump, aqua mini MAC bag and maternity shorts.



What Ruth Wore - Day 5:


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Hope you enjoyed seeing the different outfits we were able to create for the challenge. While it was a fun challenge for me, I was looking forward to getting back into my regular wardrobe at the end of it! Especially after buying lots of new pieces that month that I was eager to wear.

Thanks so much to Ruth and Eileen for inviting me to take part - if you don't already, you should follow them on Instagram!


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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Navy and Burgundy: Dresses In Winter With Tights and Boots

After trying and loving navy and burgundy together a while back, I was looking forward to wearing the colour combination again. I stuck with a brown bag this time too, using my Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere instead of my Chloe Paddington bag. The cold weather gave me a chance to wear and enjoy this Jeanswest Mac at last, after buying it for less than $20 in the Cyber Monday sales last year and setting it aside for winter.

What I wore:

sleeveless chambray dress layered for winter burgundy scarf navy mac boots tights | AwayFromBlue

Navy mac coat and Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere on arm | AwayFromTheBLue blog
ScarfForever New Skye Foil Feather scarf in berry / gold (on sale!)
DressJeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress (C/O)
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

While I usually have the 'have to wear it twice in the month after buying it' rule for all new purchases, this jacket is one of the exceptions (along with a dress I outgrew too quickly in pregnancy). With over $120 off, I couldn't resist buying it, knowing it would come in handy for winter as I was selling my old black trench.

Winter weather did take a while to arrive in Brisbane so I waited longer to wear this coat than I expected, but I'm still glad I bought it last year and to be able to wear and enjoy it now, it kept me perfectly cosy.

It was a great topper for my sleeveless chambray dress and the navy is perfect with the burgundy feather print scarf. The style challenge for the day was 'layer player' which worked out perfectly weath-wise as it was a cold and rainy day in Brisbane. We had Baby Boy's weekly weigh in the morning then spent some time with my mum and sister in the afternoon.


Last worn: maroon feather foil scarf, chambray dress, ASOS Cleo boots, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere. First time I've worn the jacket although it was purchased last year.

Other ways to wearfeather print scarf with stripes, chambray dress in spring, ASOS Cleo boots and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: chambray dress in second trimester, speedy bandouliere and maternity wrap dress.



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What I wore:

Navy MAC jacket burgundy star print jersey mini dress winter fleece tights ankle boots

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | Away from the blue blog
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
NailsOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

No style challenge for this one, but another excuse to wear navy and burgundy together again. Since I liked the dress and boots combo above with the navy jacket, I wore it again with black ankle boots and my burgundy jersey dress. It was a pretty quiet day with just a few errands to run, but I did wish I'd added a scarf to this as it was a little chilly in the morning.

This burgundy dress hasn't been worn in awhile - one of those pieces I had boxed away as it's not breastfeeding friendly. Worked well in pregnancy though!

As it's the second time I've worn this jacket and I try to review everything I buy after I've worn it twice, my purchase review:

I like this jacket. I love the colour, it's cosy for winter, and will be perfect for the early morning commutes to the office. The only thing I don't like is how the lapels kinda stick up a bit - but I'm sure that will settle down with more wear. It looks really nice belted (came with a belt) but I haven't been able to wear it that way and still show what I'm wearing underneath it!

Last worn: Jeanswest Mac jacket (above), jersey dress, ankle boots, speedy Bandouliere (above).

Other ways to wearjersey dress and pistol boots, ankle boots and printed jeansspeedy Bandouliere and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: jersey dress and leggings in third trimesterspeedy bandouliere and maternity pencil skirt.





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How You Can Wear It:


Navy and burgundy look beautiful together, but you could apply this style tip to any colour combination you enjoy. Look at the pieces you have in your wardrobe that will allow you to wear the colours year round. First time I wore navy and burgundy it was with a tank, kimono and pants in autumn. It was easy to wear the same colour combination again in winter with season-appropriate pieces.

While both of these dress and boots outfits include the same navy jacket, by changing the other pieces and sticking to the same colour scheme I've created two outfits that look different while wearing a familiar combination. Thinking of different ways to wear a colour combination you love is a good way to come up with new outfit ideas in your wardrobe, without having to buy anything new.


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Monday, 19 October 2015

Frocktober Weekend Dresses: Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag in Canary Yellow, Stars and Stripes

Continuing on with blogging my Frocktober outfits.

I'm wearing a different dress each day in October, to raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. I've been posting everyday on the #Frocktober2015 tag on instagram and I'm just catching up on the blog.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Spring star print jersey dress Chelsea ankle boots yellow RM Swing bag

Away From Blue | Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow worn cross body
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
ShoesAsos airtime leather Chelsea boots in tan
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow (on sale in black and on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

As well as setting myself the challenge of wearing a different dress every day in October, there is another style challenge on instagram (#myStyleOctober) I wanted to participate in. This was the first day I could see an outfit working, the prompt was 'belted' so I knew this belted jersey dress would be nice. I also finished up participating the #basicscheckin challenge by swapping out my bag from the red Marc by Marc Jacobs Ukita I'd carried the day before, as I thought this yellow one worked better with the dress. 3 challenges in one outfit!

It was a nice comfortable outfit for a day out shopping with my mum and sister - we were looking for a dress for a special event my sister had coming up.

When I was trying on jackets in the morning I thought this one looked really nice, but I'm a bit underwhelemed with it looking at the photos. Maybe one that was not as 'busy' would have worked better.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerswhite jacket, star print jersey dress, Chelsea ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff swing bag.

Other ways to wearwhite jacket and skinny jeans, star print dress in third trimester, Chelsea ankle boots and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff swing bag and a yellow tank.


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What I wore:

Away From Blue | Spring Maxi Dress outfit Ikwetta sandals denim jacket yellow bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow with studded beaded statement cuff
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: thrifted pearl and heart long necklace
DressThree Dots stripe maxi dress in pink
ShoesIkwetta 'Circles of life' sandals (C/O)
Bracelets: the usual plus statement cuff gifted from my bestie
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow (on sale in black and on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

I've worn the bag and dress together before, it's a nice combination of colours. I really liked this outfit. It was perfect for a morning with hubby and toddler T, popping to the library, doing a little bit of grocery shopping and then going out for Sunday lunch as a family.

Almost a year ago I mentioned that I was thinking about getting rid of this maxi dress. I've decided to let it go now. It's a lovely dress, but I pick my other maxi dresses over it frequently. It's going to go into our Frocktober fundraising frock swap party at work, so will hopefully be replaced with another pretty dress!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers (above), denim jacket, striped maxi dress, Ikwetta sandals, Rebecca Minkoff swing bag (above).

Other ways to weardenim jacket and colour blocking, striped maxi dress for a weekend getaway, Ikwetta sandals for a road tripRebecca Minkoff swing bag and flared jeans.



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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Printed Jersey Mini Dresses and Owning One Item In Multiple Colours

I've shared a few times on the blog that when I really like something, I tend to buy multiples of it in different colours. I'm trying to really question my "need" for this, to reduce the size of my wardrobe. I wore two cute little jersey dresses a couple of days ago, with the goal of picking one to keep and one to remove from my wardrobe and add to the donate pile.


Here's what I wore to visit my parents:
French Connection Butterfly Print Mini Dress Brisbane Heatwave Spring Outfit
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
DressFrench Connection butterfly jersey tie waist dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus enamel coated Marc By Marc Jacobs Katie bracelet


Brisbane was tipped to get over 40 degrees Celcius (104 Farenheit for my American readers), so I wanted to wear as little as possible. A bikini was out of the question though, haha! I picked this cute little printed dress as it's great in the heat. We all headed over to my parent's place for the day, to sit and soak up their air-conditioning and protect baby T from the worst of the high temperatures.

I did add a cute little bracelet to accessorise a bit, but it was really too hot to want to do anything to wear this dress differently! Didn't even take a bag - had all my stuff in the baby bag.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerprinted jersey dress, Havaianas.



Here's what I wore to catch up with a friend:
French Connection Burgundy star print dress ankle boots Acne Pistol Spring Outfit
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"


Wore this second dress simply too, just added my trusty pistol boots. I know that when the summer heat comes to stay, I won't be wearing them very much, so I'm getting all the wear out of them I can now in Spring! Simple outfit to go visit a friend for a chat with baby T.

I've worn this dress 9 times since I've been blogging, and the butterfly printed one 7 times. Not sure how long I've had them, although I do have an old picture of a night out in 2008 wearing one of them. They've both had a good run in my wardrobe, but as I'm trying to downsize, getting rid of things I have multiples of seems to be a good way to go.

I picked this burgundy star print dress to wear after the multi coloured printed one above, as I was certain that this would be the dress that would be leaving my wardrobe after looking at them both hanging up. However, after wearing this dress, I've decided to keep this one and donate the more colourful printed one above. I just love the burgundy colour of this dress too much!


What do you think? Would you have kept this burgundy star print dress as well, or do you think I should keep the more colourful printed one?


Last worn: Wayfarers (see above), star print dress, Acne Pistol boots.


The Thanksgiving holiday in the US brings a lot of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales! I'm always updating the Sales and Discount page, but below are a few of the sales that have started already:



Hope all my American readers have a lovely Thanksgiving!


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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Non-Maternity Clothes in Third Trimester: Dresses and Leggings and Sales!

Here's what I wore to spend the day with my sister on Friday:
Away From Blue pregnant brisbane blogger third trimester belted tunic dress leggings

Rebecca Minkoff canary yellow swing tote mixed metal bracelet stack
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: gold heart shaped necklace layered with vintage gold initial necklace
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
Leggings: Cotton On
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow


On Friday my sister and I went into the city for lunch, shopping, and to check out the Reebonz handbag sale at the Hilton. Although I fell in love with a Balenciaga tote bag (out of my budget now with baby on the way) and a Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet (vetoed by my sister as she didn't like the colour) we left the sale empty handed.

Was still a great day though. We had fun shopping after lunch, and had dinner and watched a movie in the evening. Not entirely sure why Queen Street Mall had these decorated horses, but lined up with the tourists to have my photo taken anyway. Something a little different!

This was a nice simple outfit, good for walking around all day, and the dress accommodated both the baby bump and all of the delicious food we ate! Had been wanting to try pair this tunic dress with leggings since I worried it was getting a little short in the second trimester with the bump in the way. Pleased I got a chance to give it a try in the third trimester, was much more comfortable with the leggings underneath.


Last worn: Ray Ban Wayfarer, printed Zara dress, gold glitter belt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff yellow Swing bag.



Here's what I wore today:
french connection star print jersey dress leggings non maternity clothes in third trimester

Rebecca Minkoff swing handbag worn double strap on shoulder
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacevintage gold initial necklace
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
Leggings: Cotton On
Shoes: Cotton On thin strap thongs in black
Bracelets: the usual plus two metal and fabric Roie Designs bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow


Enjoyed the dress and leggings combo yesterday, so wore it again today for a relaxing day. Didn't need a belt though as this dress has it's own built-in belt attached :) Spent some time with the in-laws, they've picked their "grandparent names" for baby to call them. Baby will be extremely lucky and spoiled by both sets of grandparents.

It's currently the Memorial Day weekend in the US, so there are a lot of sales online. I've listed a few below, and I always keep the sales and discounts list up to date as well.


All of the above ship to Australia too. Happy shopping!


Last worn: Ray Ban (see above), French Connection star print dress, Cotton On thongs, Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag (see above).

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

French Connection Jersey Dress, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC | Printed Top, Pencil Skirt, Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag

Here's what I wore on Wednesday:

Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: gift from DH
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe


On Wednesday I worked from home. I wore a simple dress to keep cool, although I did end up needing the air conditioning quite early on in the morning! It was easily the hottest day of the week! Managed to take Cooper a walk before the big storm came by, although it didn't tire him out a lot and he was still a bit scared by the loud thunder.


Last worn: Ray Ban Wayfarers, star print dress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.



Here's what I wore to work today:

away from blue medium chloe marcie hobo bag in nut worn
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
TopFrench Connection black paisley printed empire top (with turquoise Cotton On singlet underneath)
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut


I am beginning to conclude that empire waist tops are not helping me hide the baby bump, haha. My friend sent me a message at work asking if anyone had approached me as the bump looked particularly large today! Don't think I'll be hiding baby for much longer from my colleagues.

This top is another wardrobe find, from the small pile of clothes I spoke about on Monday. It used to be one of my favourite tops. Had a look and there are a couple of photos of me wearing it in 2009 so I'm guessing I got it around then, 5 years ago! It's going to be great over the coming months as it's very comfy.


Last worn: French Connection top, Asos grey pencil skirt, metallic gold mouse flats, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.


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