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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Red Asos Dress With Blue, Marco Tagliaferri Bag | Zara Printed Dress Worn As Top, RM Mini MAB

Here's what I wore to work on Tuesday:

Sunnies: gifted Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
Necklace: Chanel necklace layered with Dogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace
DressAsos tulip skirt dress in red
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
Bag: Marco Tagliaferri first generation Birk bag in navy


Wasn't 100% sure this was the best jacket to wear with the dress, as it does have a very tulip shaped skirt and I don't think the blazer hits it at a very flattering point. It did keep me warm with the cool morning though, so I was happy. :)

Linking up with Spotlight Weekly, Three-fer Thursday, What I Wore To Work, Fashion Informant today.


Last worn: Zara blazer, red Asos dress, glitter flats, Marco Tagliaferri bag.



Here's what I wore to work today:

Sunnies: gifted Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress (worn as top)
Belt: Asos metal keeper skinny waist belt in bright blue
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual plus Kate Spade skinny mini bow bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Have been wanting to wear this dress as a top for a while. Figured that now was the best time to wear it, before the weather gets too warm! Have had a few cooler weather outfits planned in my head for a while despite the heat, as I was due to fly overseas for work on Saturday, to a cold climate. I'm unfortunately no longer travelling as planned. I know if the chance comes up again though, I've got my outfits planned and my suitcase all packed in my head, ready to go, haha!


Lots of people have been asking about my mini MAB on youtube, so I made a short review and 'what's in my bag' video.



Last wornblue sunglassesprinted Zara tunic, black pencil skirt, studded mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM.


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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Zara Frayed Cardi, Stripe Tank, Skinnies, Balenciaga Work | Lifechurch.tv Tee, Hoodie, Converse, Sapphire City Bag

Here's what I wore to work on Casual Friday:


Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
Top: Glassons striped tank in silver marle and white (New purchase)
Jeans: Sass and Bide "Straight up" jeans
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff (New purchase)
BagBalenciaga RH work in 2005 Magenta


Took the chance to wear two new purchases today - have been buying a little bit lately, haha. So pleased to have my Edenborough Evans cuff, I have been admiring Cecylia's rose gold version for a while. This jacket was perfect one to keep me warm yet show off my new bracelet with the cropped sleeves, so it was the obvious choice to wear :)


Last worn: boucle jacket, Sass and Bide jeans, glitter flats, Balenciaga magenta work. First time I've worn the tank.


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Here's what I wore to go shopping and work in the office today:


Jacket: gifted Cotton On zip hoodie
Tee: Church Online team tee C/O Lifechurch
Jeans: Sass and Bide strayed misfits skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga RH city in 2008 sapphire


Interesting day today! Spent the day relaxing before heading into the office. Scheduled this post as I'm going into the office to work this evening. We get to wear casual clothes, so my awesome Church Online tee gets an outing. One of the many perks for volunteering at Church Online, they keep my tee collection growing :) Took a different detail shot today to show off the back.

The project I've been working on for over a year is going live this weekend, and that's why we are working. I'm extremely excited, so working on a Saturday night doesn't seem so bad. My favourite team members will be there in the office too. Wish us luck! :)


Last worn: bright hoodie, jeans, converse, Balenciaga sapphire city. First time I've worn the tee as I just received it this week.


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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Zara Frayed Cardi, Grey Top, Jeans, Silver Flats, Balenciaga Rose Bruyere Clutch and Bracelet

Here's what I wore to go shopping, work at Church Online and see a movie today:
JacketZara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
Necklace: Silver owl pendant long necklace from Paddy's Markets
Bracelets: the usual plus my Balenciaga Silver Giant Triple Tour Bracelet in Rose Bruyere from HGBags Online
TopCotton On 'Carrie' round neck top in grey
JeansJeanswest 'spoylt' super skinny jeans
ShoesRubi primo ballet flats in silver
BagBalenciaga Handle clutch in Rose Bruyere from CultStatus 

Close up of accessories and clutch:

A nice relaxing Saturday today, so nothing too fancy. Had to wear a jacket as it was a bit chilly and overcast so I built my outfit around that. Decided to add some pink accessories - what else! - for a bit of colour. Didn't have to carry much so a clutch was perfect and fit everything I needed. Hope you had a great weekend :)

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The jacket was last worn here, top here, jeans here, shoes here and clutch here.


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Monday, 3 November 2014

Spring and Summer Denim Outfits: Shorts and Skinny Jeans

Two denim outfits - a Spring-y one with layers, and a summer-like one with denim shorts. The heat shot up suddenly here in Queensland, giving us a taste of the hot summer to come!


Here's what I wore to go pick up our new car:
zara tweed blazer peach cami skinny denim jeans spring layers
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace layered with vintage gold initial necklace
DressJeanswest peach ruffle cami
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag


You might remember me on the blog a while back (while I was still pregnant!) talking about going car shopping. We eventually found the perfect car and placed an order shortly before baby T arrived. There was a mix-up at the dealership unfortunately, so there was a bit of a delay. It's been a long wait, and after lots of updates from a very apologetic sales guy, we finally have the car we wanted with all the bells and whistles and safety things for baby! So exciting! My favourite part is that it has little air conditioning vents in the back - perfect for keeping baby and Cooper cool on a hot day.

Wanted to look a little dressed up for going to the dealership so added the tweed cardi over the top of the casual jeans and cami outfit. I wore the outfit without the jacket when I went out that morning with baby, but we picked the car up in the evening when a light jacket was helpful.

This cami top is one I got from my sister as part of her wardrobe clear out. Such a great piece, I'm glad she didn't want it any more.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Zara cardi, skinny jeans, Havaianas, Marc By Marc Jacobs baby bag. First time I've worn the top.




Here's what I wore to try to avoid melting:
Stripe tank denim shorts Havaianas summer style
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Singlet: Cotton On stripe sailor tank in dusky green / grey marle
ShortsJeanswest denim cuff shorts
ShoesHavaianas tropical print thongs


Such a hot day when I wore this! Defintely no need for an extra layer. I honestly felt like I was melting, and baby T had a hard time coping! Out of nowhere the Spring weather took a turn and treated us to a little bit of summer heat. Was quite a shock to the system for me, and a bit of an upset for baby T, poor little man has never felt such heat in his life. I had to venture outside to the post office, so wanted to wear as few clothes as possible to do so, yet still look decent. A light-weight tank and denim shorts was good to try keep cool, and for lounging around at home afterwards trying to cool down again. It was not as cool in the morning as I hoped it would be, but at least we were back home before the real heat of the day. I wasn't up for standing out in the sun again just for a picture, so stayed inside the house to take this, haha!

I've only worn this tank once before, over a year ago. I do recall trying to wear it in pregnancy, but the baby bump had outgrown it when I tried. I don't really wear green a lot in my wardrobe, which might be another reason it hasn't been worn much. I did enjoy wearing it this time though, so it's staying in my wardrobe for now, and I'll make more of an effort to wear it over the warmer months to justify keeping it. I have quite a few pieces like this in my wardrobe - great sale bargains I just had to have...which don't end up getting worn much at all. I need to keep this in mind when I shop the sales racks in future!


Last worn: Wayfarers (see above), stripe tank, denim shorts, Havaianas.





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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Balenciaga Blue Day Bag. Zara Blazer, Grey Tee, Asos Pencil Skirt | Pink Blush Maternity Dress, Leopard Print Scarf

Here's what I wore to work on Tuesday:

Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TeeSpectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
SkirtAsos graphic print pencil skirt - on sale! (maternity version here)
Shoes: Wittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet in icy blue
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete


Grey tee and pencil skirt for a nice easy work outfit. Added the cosy jacket to keep me warm in the morning, as it's starting to get a little chilly. I think it dressed up the tee and skirt combination nicely too. And because I'm still feeling unimaginative with wardrobe options, my Balenciaga day bag again, haha! It's great that this bag goes with so much, as I'm wearing it with everything!

Think the photo doesn't do this outfit justice - I felt really great in this, but I was in a bit of a rush taking photos.


Last worn: Zara blazer, grey tee, Asos maternity pencil skirt, Wittner flatsBalenciaga tempete day bag.



Here's what I wore to work today:
pink blush maternity burgundy dress blue leopard print scarf grey flats

balenciaga day bag coach rainbow charm on zipper
Scarf: Cotton On animal print scarf in blue
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace
Dressburgundy button sash maternity dress C/O Pink Blush Maternity
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Simple dress for work. I love how easy maternity dresses are to wear! Wanted to be warm so added a big cosy scarf. Almost disguises the baby bump.

Wasn't too sure about the burgundy and blue together at first, but I think it looked okay in the end. What do you think?


Vogue online shopping night is on tonight! Below are a few of the special sales that are on :)
  • Glassons - 20% off full price with code 'VOGUE'
  • Sass & Bide - 10% off everything and free shipping with code 'VOGUE'
  • The Iconic - 25% off with code VOGUE25P ($69 minimum spend) Extended to Midnight Thursday!
  • Wanderlust & Co - 30% off  with code VOSN.
Hope you grabbed a bargain if you're taking part in the event!


Last worn: blue leopard print scarf, Pink Blush Maternity dress, studded mouse flats, Balenciaga day (see above).

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Friday, 13 September 2013

Blue and Brown: Vintage Print Skirt, Chloe Paddington | Casual Friday: Sequin Tank, Jeans, LV Neverfull

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:

away from blue office wear vintage printed skirt brown tee chloe bag

2007 Brun Chloe Paddington worn on arm

Necklace: Lovisa turquoise and silver long disc necklace
Top: Kmart plain brown tee
Belt: Forever New skinny glitter belt (new purchase)
Skirt: Vintage pencil skirt from The Thrifty Kitten
Shoes: New Look brown cut-out detail shoe
Bracelets: the usual plus blue gifted Eiffel Tower bracelet
BagChloe Paddington in 2007 Brun


Kept everything fairly neutral after my bright monochrome orange outfit on Wednesday! Wearing the last of my new purchases from my DFO Spring accessories shopping trip on the weekend, this cute belt. A couple of times I've worn this skirt people have suggested I add a belt, so when I saw this belt in Forever New my skirt popped to mind right away! Really liked the little bit of colour the belt added, brought out some of the blue in the skirt print. 


Last worn: brown tee, vintage skirt, cut-out detail flats, Chloe Paddington bag.





Here's what I wore to work for casual Friday today:

Away From Blue Casual Friday Zara Tweed jacket jeanswest sequin embellished tank skinny jeans

Louis Vuitton MM damier Azur neverful with silver bracelets

Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
TopJeanswest 'Darcy' embellished top in Winter coral
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
Shoes: Rubi primo ballet flats in silver
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly Double tour bracelet in rubis
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull


I purchased this top a year ago and this is only the third time it's been worn, that's a really bad rate for such a pretty top! I definitely need to wear it more often. The top and blazer have been paired together before and I wasn't too happy with the outfit, but this time around I think it looks better with the top partially tucked in. What do you think?

Linking up with Friday's Fancies, Casual Friday, Friday's Fab Favourites, Friday's Five today.


Last worn: Zara jacketembellished tank, Jeanswest skinny jeans, silver flats, damier azur neverfull.


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Friday, 9 August 2013

Zara Cardi, Blue Tee, Pencil Skirt, RM mini MAB | Casual Friday Leather Jacket, Jeans, Stripes, LV NF

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:



Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
Necklace: sterling silver monogram necklace C/O MyNameNecklace.com.au
Tee: Kmart plain blue tee
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
Shoes:  Nine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual plus two beaded Sportsgirl Butterfly Foundation bracelets and gifted Eiffel Tower bracelet on right arm
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Really felt like wearing blue and grey again on Thursday. Wanted to be comfortable, but also had an important meeting in the afternoon. I thought this jacket was a nice way to dress up a tee. It was a little cold though! The day before had been warm as I planned the outfit, but in the single digit temperatures on the way to work in the morning I was wishing I'd not picked a cropped sleeve jacket, haha!


Last worn: Zara cropped sleeve blazer, blue tee, Asos pencil skirt, glitter flats, RM grey MAM bag.





Here's what I wore to work today:



JacketWittner Santa Fe cobalt blue leather jacket
Necklace: gift from DH
TopLiving Doll stripe 3/4 sleeve top
Jeans: Sass and Bide "Straight up" jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in two tone blush and black
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted Balenciaga classic pearly grey double tour bracelet
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull


Jeans for casual Friday! Had an off-site event today so carried my neverfull to hold all the important bits and pieces I needed. Ended up being a really long day.

I was pleased I'd picked flats to wear as during the morning the fire alarm sounded and we all had to evacuate. From the 17th level! Wasn't very fun, but it did give us a bit of a break in the day and let us enjoy the sunshine for a bit. :)

Linking up with Casual Friday, Friday's Five, Friday's Fab Favourites, Friday's Fancies today.


Last worn: blue leather jacket, striped top, Sass and Bide jeans, two-tone flats, Louis Vuitton damier Neverfull.


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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Floral Ruffle Dress, Frayed Cardi, Hillier Hobo | Cami, Polka Dot Pencil Skirt, Balenciaga Velo

Here's what I wore to work on Tuesday:
JacketZara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
Scarf: Cotton On white pashmina
Bracelets: the usual
Dress: gifted Valleygirl floral ruffle top dress
BeltJeanswest black braided belt that came with this Aztec Print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs Logo Plaque Flats in Two Tone blush and black
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware


This dress was another piece my sister gave me after her wardrobe clear out. I really like the floral print and ruffle top. I thought the pink and blue matched well with it, even the shoes, but Cooper's managed to cover them with his fluffy tail, haha!
My hair is tied up as I got absolutely drenched on the way to work after leaving my umbrella at home. I tried to think my messed up hair was "natural waves" as it dried but really it was just messy, so tied it back for the office.


Last worn: Zara cardi, white pashmina, Marc Jacobs flats, Hillier hobo bag.

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Here's what I wore to work today:
JacketJeanswest black cardi
ScarfAlexander McQueen red skull-print modal and cashmere-blend scarf
Bracelets: the usual
Top: Jeanswest 'Maria' cami in cream
SkirtReview 'Ziggy' polka dot pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent mouse flats in black and white
BagBalenciaga Coquelicot 2011 RH Velo from Reebonz


A lot of these pieces have been worn together before, and the outline of this outfit is very similar to yesterday's with the ruffle top! The dreary weather hasn't left me very inspired lately. This time next week I'll be in Melbourne though, I hear it's glorious sunshine there and I'm hoping it sticks around for our arrival!


Last worn: black cardi, red skull scarf, polka dot pencil skirt, ruffle cami, mouse flats, Balenciaga velo.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Zara Cardi, Valleygirl Dress, NineWest Glitter Flats, Marco Tagliaferri Bag

Here's what I wore to work today:
Sunnies: Yellow sunglasses from the Ekka
JacketZara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
Necklacegift from DH
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
DressValleyGirl navy plaid peplum dress
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bag: Marco Tagliaferri first generation birk bag in navy from HGBags Online

Close up of accessories and bag:

We took photos facing away from the sun today, so you get to see the shadow of DH as he takes my picture! I'm really lucky to have him help me take photos some days :) I think this is the first outfit photo he's been in, haha.

Felt like wearing a lot of blue today, so blue everything! I think the different prints and textures stopped it from looking too crazy though.


If you haven't seen, Cotton On have a sale on at the moment. Everything is $10 or less! :)


The dress was last worn here, jacket here, shoes here and bag here.


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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Zara Jacket, Valleygirl Ruffle Detail Dress, Chloe Marcie, Reebonz Umbrella

Here's what I wore to work today:
JacketZara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
Dress: Valleygirl ruffle top navy and black dress
ShoesNew Look metallic flats 
BagChloe Marcie hobo bag in Nut
Umbrella: C/O Reebonz

Close up of accessories and bag:
NecklaceHouse of Harlow gold mini key pendant necklace
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet


It was raining a bit this morning so I had the chance to use my new Reebonz umbrella. I got it as a gift with my last online purchase.

Not sure about the gold shoes with this outfit though, what do you think? They seemed like a good idea last night but wished I'd worn black shoes today.

The jacket was last worn here, dress here, shoes here and bag here.

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Friday, 14 September 2012

Zara Blazer, Jeanswest Sequin Top, Asos Pants and Aggie Boots, LV Neverfull

Here's what I wore to travel for work today:
Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue (New Purchase)
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet  
Top: Jeanswest 'Darcy' embellished top in Winter coral (New purchase)
PantsAsos black skinny pants in cotton twill 
ShoesAsos Aggie leather western ankle boots in black
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Close up of accessories and bag:

Had to fly to Sydney again today for work, pretty long day it was a very early flight in the morning. I never feel right getting up before the sun! This outfit seemed perfect last night when I planned it but I liked it less as the day went on. I think with a loose blazer I need a more fitted top underneath? Will do it differently next time! Cooper was excited to see me home and jumped around as we took photos, very cute :)

If you're in Brisbane, hope to see you at the Brisbane Reebonz sale tomorrow!

Date: 15/9/2012
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00pm
Venue: Victoria room, Level 6 @ Hilton Brisbane 
               190 Elizabeth street Brisbane QLD 4000


Today is also the last day to enter my Reebonz goodie bag giveaway! Good luck! :)


The boots were last worn here, bag here, pants here and jacket here. It's the first time I've worn the top as it's a new purchase.

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Post Baby Dressing: Tees and Maxi Skirts | Blogging With Baby

As life revolves around baby T, I'm finding it difficult to set aside the usual 30 minutes a day I had in the past for blogging. Blogging and reading other blogs is a lovely way to get some "me time", but baby will always come first. I've enjoyed sharing my daily outfits, especially during pregnancy, and have gained a lot from having a searchable outfit history.

I'm going to continue to keep taking photos of what I wear every day when possible, but reduce the posting frequency. I'm going to aim for a post on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This means posting less outfits a week, which takes the pressure off. When I do have a busy day and don't get out of PJs or find time to take a photo, or baby T decides to "add" to what I'm wearing before I can take a pic...I will probably have some photos taken that haven't yet been shared.

I'll still be sharing what I actually wore each day of course (who has the time and energy to dress up just to stand in front of a camera?!), just not posting it on the day I wore it or the day after like I used to.


Here's what I wore to go to my new parents group:
away from blue asos stripe colour block maxi skirt red cardi grey tee
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
CardiJeanswest long red drape cardigan
TeeAsos new forever grey tee (on sale!)
Skirt: Asos colour block maxi skirt in red (on sale!, new purchase)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white


This pretty colour block maxi skirt is one of my July purchases, so I have the goal of wearing it twice this month to evaluate if it was a good purchase, and if there are lessons I can learn to help me be more selective with shopping. It took me a while to get around to wearing it, as I had to have it shortened first. Being petite, I knew I'd probably have to take it to the tailor as it's from the regular asos line, but the good sale price and extra % off convinced me it was still a bargain with the alterations taken into account.

Pairing this skirt with a grey tee was my first idea for an outfit when I saw it on the website, and I love the way it looks. Was a little unsure what jacket to wear at first as it's winter and chilly in the mornings when I go to my weekly parents group, so I wanted to be cosy. Had to babywear though, as we were asked to leave our strollers at home to create more space in the meeting room. When I'm going to be wearing baby T in his carrier I'm much fussier about what I wear. Want it to be soft for him to rest his little face against, so a cardi was the best choice as it has no zips. Made it a little cold for me in the morning but did give me a chance to wear this cardi knotted with a maxi skirt, prefer it this way instead of worn open and loose like last time.

It's funny how life with baby is impacting my outfits in ways I'd never considered before!


Last worn: wayfarers, red cardi, grey tee, Converse. First time I've worn the skirt as it's a recent purchase.



Here's what I wore on the weekend:
tweed jacket, stripe tee, grey maxi skirt, studded mouse flats
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave cardigan in blue
TeeAtmos&Here stripe tee
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey


I've worn this grey skirt and blue jacket together before to go out with baby T, I just didn't get the chance to take a photo. As I liked the combination I wanted to wear it again, and managed to get a photo this time! Did make the outfit a little different, as I wore a striped tee this time and a purple one previously. I like the way the stripes look with the tweed texture of the jacket.

Also decided to change the shoes this time around. My Converse have been getting worn a lot lately! They usually get more wear in winter anyway, but I've really been relying on them as an easy footwear choice when I'm hurriedly getting dressed each day. Need to try and wear some of my other shoes a little more. Especially on weekends, where DH is home to help with baby and I can spend an extra few minutes hunting for a nice shoe. Last time I wore these shoes I was pregnant, and enjoying the fact that these mouse flats had stretched a little more than my other ones, so my swollen pregnancy feet could squeeze into them. Thankfully not stretched out so much that a little heel guard/cushion can't fix them post-pregnancy.


Last worn: sunglasses (see above), Zara tweed cardi, stripe tee, grey maxi skirt, studded mouse flats.

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Dressing Up Jeans With Boucle Jackets

Posting another two denim outfits, trying to dress them up a little with statement jackets.

Here's what I wore to visit the child health nurse and go shopping:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
JacketAsos blazer in textured boucle with fluro binding
Scarf: Jay Jays orange scarf
TopJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank (on sale!)
JeansSass and Bide strayed misfits skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag


I'm rather proud of this outfit. Not that I think it's particularly wonderful, just because of the speed I managed to put it together while rushing around getting baby T and I ready. Funny how speed of getting dressed has a big impact on my feelings when wearing an outfit nowadays! It had been a particularly hectic morning as we were running late, with multiple changes of clothes required for baby and me slowing us down.

I think the scarf makes it look a little more put together, like I actually spent time planning my outfit. With the cardigan, it's soft for baby to snuggle into and also easy to clean in case of more 'accidents'. It's really comfortable with the jeans and Converse. And most importantly of all, it stayed clean for our outing. We weren't too late to meet the nurse, and she even complimented me on my jacket! Even had a little time afterwards to do a quick grocery shop for the essentials as well.

Surprisingly, the scarf hasn't been on the blog before - or I couldn't find it if it has. It's an oldie, a gift a while back from my mum. Should wear it more often, it's such a nice orange colour. Added it as the cardi kept me warm enough, didn't need a thick scarf.


Last worn: Ray-Ban, textured cardi, stripe tank, Sass and Bide jeans, white Converse, MbMJ baby bag.



Here's what I wore to go to the post office:

SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave blazer with zips in red
ScarfAlexander McQueen red skull-print modal and cashmere-blend scarf
TopMarc by Marc Jacobs blossom pocket tee in grey
JeansJeanswest blue skinny jeans
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan


I'd been wanting to wear this jacket for a while. Last time I wore it I was heavily pregnant! I thought it would pair nicely with my colourblock maxi skirt when I last wore it, but it's not the best thing to wear if I've got baby T in his carrier because of the metal zips. It works really nicely with denim though, and kept me warm for a trip to the post office to pick up a parcel. Jeans and boots is a slight change from jeans and Converse, and something I can really only wear in winter so I'm enjoying it while I can before Spring officially starts next week.

The red scarf is another piece I've been feeling the need to wear lately - hasn't gotten a lot of love this winter compared to my other skull scarves. Was good to be able to wear both pieces in one outfit. Funny that the last time I wore this grey tee I paired it with the same scarf!


Last worn: Ray Ban (see above), Zara tweed jacket, red skull scarf, grey tee, skinny jeans, leather boots.

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