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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Pregnancy Office Wear: Asos Maternity Pencil Skirts, Tees, Balenciaga Rouille Work Bag

Here's what I wore to work on Wednesday:
Third trimester office wear asos tartan check plaid maternity pencil skirt tee

away from the blue balenciaga rouille work
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Top: Kmart plain brown tee
SkirtAsos panelled pencil skirt in tartan check on sale! (materntity version here) Get extra 20% off with code 'YES20'
Shoes: Novo 'Camilla' brown bow flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga classic work in 2006 Rouille


Had a meeting with my manager today but still kept my outfit simple and comfortable - tee and pencil skirt! I wanted to recreate this entire outfit again, but decided I could make it look just a little different if I swapped out the tee ;) With the size of my wardrobe I certainly wasn't spoiled for choices for another top to wear, haha!


Last worn: brown tee, Asos tartan pencil skirt, Novo flats, Balenciaga rouille work.



Here's what I wore to work today:
Black and white third trimester office outfit with bright orange handbag

balenciaga rouille classic RH work bag
Top: Jeanswest 'Leila' embroidered top
SkirtAsos graphic print pencil skirt - on sale! (maternity version here) Get extra 20% off with code 'YES20'
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga classic work in 2006 Rouille


Another pencil skirt and tee combo! Loved it pre-pregnancy, love it still during pregnancy. I'm lucky to have a very relaxed business casual workplace so I can wear tees to the office Monday to Thursday. That's made maternity dressing a lot easier. I think if I had to wear business professional every day I would have had to invest in some key maternity pieces like suits and work pants, which would have been trickier to find.
I thought the embroidered detail on this top worked well with the print on the skirt, but it doesn't show up well in photos. Did forget how badly this shirt wrinkles with the bump though, felt a bit sloppy by the end of the day!


Last worn: embroidered topAsos maternity pencil skirt, Wittner black flatsBalenciaga work (see above).


Asos currently have a sale on at the moment, and you can get an extra 20% off sale with promo code 'YES20'! Great time to buy :) Ends 16th April.


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Monday, 25 April 2016

Second Trimester Pregnancy Outfit Inspiration: 38 Outfit Ideas

I've been blogging for over 4 years and through two pregnancies, so I thought a wrap up of my favourite maternity outfits would be a great resource for anyone looking for pregnancy outfit inspiration!

As well as sharing my second trimester travel essentials I previously did a series about my wardrobe changes in each trimester you might find helpful too. I spoke about what worked and what didn't in my second trimester.

This will be a very photo-heavy post as I share a few of my favourite second trimester outfits. 38 different pregnancy outfit ideas! There are links below all the photos if you want more details.


Office Wear:


I bought two ASOS maternity pencil skirts and they got a lot of wear in the office.

My single maternity wrap dress was a real wardrobe workhorse, being worn almost weekly, although I continued to wear my regular non-maternity dresses in the second trimester as well. Fit and flare or empire waist dresses were perfect for this.

AwayFromBlue | Second Trimester OfficeWear Asos tartan maternity pencil skirt




AwayFromBlue | Second Trimester OfficeWear Asos printed maternity pencil skirt



AwayFromBlue | Second Trimester OfficeWear non-maternity printed dresses





























AwayFromBlue | Second Trimester Office Outfit Ideas Wrap Dresses


Maxi Dresses:


I only needed one maternity maxi dress for both pregnancies, the majority of my existing maxi dresses were stretchy enough to work through all three trimesters. There were a few I outgrew in the second trimester though.

AwayFromTheBlue | Maxi Dresses in the Second Trimester Outfit Inspiration






Maternity Denim - Jeans and Shorts:


I added a second pair of maternity denim shorts to my wardrobe for my most recent pregnancy as I was heavily pregnant over summer and it was too hot for jeans. Previously I was doing a full work week and with the cooler temperatures and dressing for casual Friday, my maternity jeans were worn a lot more.

AwayFromBlue | 6 ways to wear Jeanswest maternity skinny jeans second trimester





























Monday, 21 December 2015

Corporate Style: Maternity Pencil Skirts and Grey Tees in Summer, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Bag

I will always love a grey tee! Even after my wardrobe detox session and finding out that grey wasn't the best colour for me, I still wear it and still have a bunch of grey tees in my wardrobe. They are just so easy to wear. And thankfully, my very relaxed 'business casual' office dress code makes a tee and a pencil skirt an easy outfit for a day without a lot of face-to-face meetings.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second Trimester Office Wear Grey tee Asos maternity pencil skirt

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff MAM Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet rubis
Necklace: Diva red stone necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
SkirtAsos maternity graphic print pencil skirt (non-maternity version here)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey (on sale in black)
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Why I wore it:

This was the first outfit for the Fox in Flats style challenge, the theme was 'stripes' so I thought the graphic stripe print on this pencil skirt worked well, especially when worn with my favourite grey tee.

I added the red necklace for a bit of colour with the otherwise fairly monochrome outfit - and also as that was one of the tips the stylist gave me. If I insisted on keeping my grey tees (I did keep most of them...) then I should try to wear colourful accessories with them.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, grey tee, graphic print pencil skirt, studded mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB.

Other ways to weargrey tee for casual Friday, graphic print pencil skirt and a black tank, studded mouse flats and denim shorts, casual SAHM outfits with Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB.


Great pencil skirt options under $50:





Maternity pencil skirts under $50:







What I wore:

Away From Blue | Pregnancy Office Wear Asos maternity tartan pencil skirt monochrome outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff MAM Hermes Kelly En Caleche twilly bracelet
Necklace: pink beaded disc necklace (maybe Diva? Really old!)
TeeAsos new forever grey tee (on sale!)
SkirtAsos maternity panelled pencil skirt in tartan check (non-maternity version here)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes twilly Kelly en Cal├Ęche tied as bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Why I wore it:

Again, going with the easy option of a grey tee and a printed pencil skirt. The style challenge for the day was 'new do' and as I'd got my hair cut the day before I just fell back on this simple outfit as the summer heat usually gets me feeling pretty uninspired and looking for easy options. That's why the DAREcember style challenge is so great, at a time I want to do nothing other than sit in the pool in a bikini, I'm encouraged to explore my wardrobe, try different things and have some fun with my clothes. I've shared more before about why I love instagram style challenges.

I just wouldn't go do anything as permanent as actually get a new haircut for a challenge next time, I regretted the cut pretty quickly! Thankfully I still have some unshared pics with my longer hair as I figure out how to style the new length.


Last worn: grey tee, tartan pencil skirt, Hermes twilly, cap toe flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB (above).

Other ways to wear: grey tee layered up for winter, tartan pencil skirt and a ruffled cami, two tone flats and tights, Hermes twilly bow on a bagRebecca Minkoff MAM and a printed dress.






Asos is a great place to pick up some bargain pencil skirts that really last - I have skirts over 5 years old that are still going strong, and this is the second pregnancy for these maternity skirts! Plus you can get up to 70% off in their outlet.







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Monday, 21 March 2016

ASOS Maternity Pencil Skirts, Grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM Bag. Third Trimester Corporate Style

With my maternity leave approaching, I wanted to give my ASOS maternity pencil skirts one last wear in the office. They've lasted me well, through two pregnancies. The black and white prints gave me more chance to play along with the #SNScolour challenge on Instagram too.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Jeanswest green maternity tee asos graphic print pencil skirt 3rd trimester office outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | metallic grey accessories Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini MAM bag
NecklaceJeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
TeeJeanswest Sonny maternity tee in lagoon marle (C/O)
SkirtAsos maternity graphic print pencil skirt (non-maternity version here)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey (on sale in black)
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was metallics. While I have a metallic tee, I certainly can't fit it in the third trimester! I decided to use accessories for this, with the silver necklace, Balenciaga wrap bracelet and studded mouse flats.

I had a quite day in the office without a lot of meetings so a simple tee and pencil skirt outfit was perfect.


Last worn: green maternity tee, graphic print maternity pencil skirt, studded mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to weargreen maternity tee and skinny jeans, graphic print pencil skirt and grey tee, studded mouse flats and a printed wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and a red leopard print dress.


More great maternity pencil skirts under $60:







What I wore:

Away From Blue | Third Trimester Maternity Office Wear Corporate Style Outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey slouchy
JacketJeanswest Nadine 3/4 sleeve dusky pink blazer
Necklace: Eye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
SingletJeanswest maternity tank in white
SkirtAsos maternity panelled pencil skirt in tartan check (non-maternity version here)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was white, so it seemed obvious to wear my white maternity tank. I did worry it would be a little too casual for the office, so added the blazer over the top. I'm looking forward to wearing this blazer more when the autumn weather finally hits Brisbane and it cools down a little! It's great to have a cover-up in the office air-conditioning though. The blazer is a spring item from 2014 I picked up in the Jeanswest outlet last year but it's the perfect pastel pink to be classed as 'Rose Quartz', one of the colours of the year everyone is raving about.

I felt the statement necklace was a nice touch with this outfit - added some colour and sparkle so it didn't look too dull. This ended up being one of my favourite pregnancy office outfits, so a nice way to say farewell to this skirt.


Last worn: pink boyfriend blazer, white maternity tank, Asos tartan pencil skirt, two tone flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM (above).

Other ways to wearpink boyfriend blazer and denim shorts, white maternity tank and a printed kimono, Asos tartan pencil skirt layered up for a rainy day, cap toe flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAM and a maxi skirt.










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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale! Second Trimester Office Wear: Maternity Pencil Skirts

First up, there's another big Shopbop sale on right now! It's the buy more, save more sale.

15% off orders over $250
20% off orders over $500
25% off orders over $1000

Having a bit of trouble filling up your cart enough to get the bigger discount you want?
  • It's so close to Christmas - check out the gift section and grab a few things for the special people on your Christmas lists. 
  • Try coordinating with a friend - you could consolidate an order to get bigger discounts for you both.
  • Do what I do, check out the handbag section (Rebecca Minkoff bags are my favourite) and you'll be sure to find something you 'have' to have, to hit that top discount easily!
Hope you pick up some great gifts and bargains, or bargain gifts!


Back to the usual what I've been wearing. It was actually a little exciting to open up the big bag of maternity clothes I'd set aside post-baby, and rediscover pieces I'd loved in my last pregnancy. I was extremely happy to see these Asos maternity pencil skirts again, they were real workhorses before.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second trimester workwear Asos maternity pencil skirt ruffle cami

AwayFromBlue | Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH
Scarf: Louis Vuitton "comete" bandeau scarf
Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
CamiJeanswest 'Maria' cami in cream
SkirtAsos maternity panelled pencil skirt in tartan check (non-maternity version here)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus House of Harlow Aztec bangles in fuschia pink and silver, white and silver, Hermes pink clic clac
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Just like last time I wore this scarf as a headband to the office, I got a bunch of compliments, which is always nice! I had a scan to check baby's progress in the early morning, and then it was Melbourne cup day so we had a bunch of events in the afternoon in the office. As I had just recently finished up the Frocktober fundraising challenge, I didn't really want to wear my usual dress option for Melbourne cup.

I figured the ruffles on this cami made it a little more dressy than a standard pencil skirt outfit, and the scarf in my hair was a nod to the headpieces worn to our themed event that afternoon.


Last worn: Louis Vuitton bandeau, ruffle cami, tartan pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag.

Other ways to wearLouis Vuitton bandeau as a belt with a LBDruffle cami and a maix skirt, tartan pencil skirt in the third trimester, black ballet flats and skinny jeans, Balenciaga part time bag and a striped dress.



Shopbop Buy More Save More Sale code

Shopbop's buy more, save more sale is on right now! Check out the exclusions so you don't get any nasty surprises at the checkout.


Shopbop Buy More Save More Sale gift guide under $100
(everything pictured above is from the Shopbop gift section and under $100 before discount)



What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | 2nd trimester asos maternity pencil skirt teal henley business casual office

Away From Blue | JORD fieldcrest wood watch, Balenciaga black giant G21 hardware part time bag
NecklaceDogeared silver wishbone necklace (on sale!)
SkirtAsos maternity graphic print pencil skirt (non-maternity version here)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Back when I was still hiding the baby bump on the blog and in the office, I'd gone through my wardrobe pulling out a few possible outfit ideas. This pretty teal top was one of them, so it had been hanging at the front of the wardrobe waiting for me to wear it. I didn't get around to wearing it before starting Frocktober, so it had been sitting there unworn.

Was wondering what to wear with this pencil skirt when I saw this top and figured I'd better wear it again before the spring weather heats up too much. It was a slightly cooler day when I wore this so it worked out perfectly. I wasn't too happy with the length of this top worn like this - I usually always partially tuck it in - but I liked the combination of the teal with the black and white.


Last worn: teal henley, Asos graphic pencil skirt, studded mouse flats, Balenciaga part time bag (above).

Other ways to wearteal henley and a maxi skirtgraphic pencil skirt and burgundy tee, studded mouse flats and jeans, Balenciaga part time and skinny jeans.

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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Professional Second Trimester Office Wear: Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran Bag, Pencil Skirts from Soon Maternity and Asos

Here's what I wore to work on Wednesday:
second trimester baby bump professional office wear outfit idea soon maternity pencil skirt

marc by marc jacobs carob brown Fran handbag worn on arm
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace
TopFrench Connection cream dot print top
Skirt: Soon Maternity Flora fold pencil skirt (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown (20% off at shopbop with code 'BIGEVENT14')


Wednesday was a big day at work! I tried on a few outfit ideas to look as professional as possible. It was the kind of day where if I'd had a suit, I'd have worn it. Ended up settling on a top and pencil skirt combination, I think it looked okay? Much too warm for a blazer, although it was a consideration for a while.

A few weeks back I had a massive "I have nothing to wear to dress the bump" freak out, and had the urge to go shopping. Knowing that most of what I would buy would be temporary, I hunted on ebay and put in some low bids. This pencil skirt is one of the items I won.
I've heard good things about Soon Maternity, and at $75 new, I got it for a complete bargain second hand. However, it's the wrong size and pretty worn, nothing like the description. I figure for the next couple of months I can put up with it, as it was the only cheap plain black maternity pencil skirt I could find. The seller massively overcharged on postage, so it wouldn't be worth my while returning it. At the very least, it's a good reminder to myself to not get carried away with pregnancy hormones, and be careful what I buy online!


Last worn: French connection print top, Marc by Marc Jacobs camel flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag. First time I've worn the pencil skirt.



Here's what I wore to work today:
away from blue pregnant blogger maternity workwear shirt and asos tartan pencil skirt

MbMJ carob brown fran bag hermes rubis kelly silver bracelet stack
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: sterling silver monogram necklace C/O MyNameNecklace.com.au
Top: thrifted Just Jeans red pleated shirt from AWLQ jumble sale
SkirtAsos panelled pencil skirt in tartan check on sale! (materntity version here)
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuffHermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown (20% off at shopbop with code 'BIGEVENT14')


Today's outfit was one of my Wednesday rejects! Thought that a plain pencil skirt would have been perceived to be more professional than a printed one. This was absolutely perfect for a normal day in the office. Really liked this outfit, even better than yesterday's. More cheerful with the colour I think.

Might not wear this top again in my pregnancy though, I felt like it was bursting at the seams a little over the baby bump. I even got a "wow you look massive!" comment, which just made me giggle to be honest. I'm aware my belly is huge and I'm pleased baby is growing well. People can say what they like, as long as my OBGYN is happy and baby is growing normally, I'll keep expanding! Especially when I keep craving chocolate ;)


Last worn: Ray Ban wayfarers, red shirt, Asos tartan maternity pencil skirt, Wittner black flats, MbMJ Fran bag (see above).

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Balenciaga Sorbet City Bag. Soon Maternity Wrap Dress | Grey Tee, Asos Tartan Pencil Skirt

Here's what I wore on Wednesday:
soon maternity wrap dress third trimester pregnant australian blogger style

sorbet bal city bag
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace
Dress: Soon Maternity 'Madeline' grey print wrap dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet


Wednesday was a long day, so wore this dress again to be comfortable. After work, DH and I had our first antenatal class at the hospital. It was really good, answered a lot of questions for us and we got a bit of a tour. So exciting how close we are getting to baby's arrival! I thought about getting changed for the class, but figured the dress would be fine. There were a few people who had come directly from work like ourselves too. I've never been around so many pregnant ladies in one place before, was interesting seeing how everyone dressed for their bumps.


Last worn: Soon Maternity wrap dress, cap toe flats, Balenciaga sorbet city.



Here's what I wore to work today:
grey tee tartan pencil skirt easy third trimester workwear option bright pink bag

away from blue balenciaga 2008 sorbet pink city bag slouchy worn on arm
NecklaceHouse of Harlow 5 station necklace in black and silver
TopAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
SkirtAsos panelled pencil skirt in tartan check on sale! (materntity version here)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual plus enamel coated Marc By Marc Jacobs Katie bracelet
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet


Pink Balenciaga city bag again today! Although it's not Friday, this post will be live on my blog on Friday, so had to have a little bit of pink in support of Renae :) Pink accessories seemed like a good choice, and it means I didn't have to change my bag.

Just a simple pencil skirt and tee outfit again. I really wish I'd bought more colours or even a backup of this tee when it was still made - it really is the perfect tee! It's even able to handle the second trimester and third trimester baby bumps and still look good!


Don't forget I'm selling some items on ebay as part of my wardrobe clear out. A mix of clothes (regular and maternity), accessories and even handbags too. Everything ships internationally :)


Last worn: Atmos&Here grey tee, Asos tartan pencil skirtstudded mouse flats, Balenciaga sorbet city (see above).


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Monday, 1 February 2016

Maternity Tanks, Prints and Pencil Skirts: Third Trimester Office Wear with Balenciaga Magenta Day Bag

My January purchases and some third trimester office wear. Although I'm trying not to dress too casually for work, my maternity tanks are so comfortable I'm looking for ways to make them work in the office. Adding a blazer on top is a great way to do that!

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Third Trimester Print Mixing Paisley Scarf Tartan Plaid Pencil Skirt

AwayFromTheBlue | Zara Black Jersey Blazer Balenciaga 2005 magenta day hobo bag RH
ScarfJeanswest Lux paisley print scarf (C/O)
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
TankJeanswest maternity tank in white
SkirtAsos maternity panelled pencil skirt in tartan check (non-maternity version here)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

It was quite cold and rainy - but welcome as it broke the heatwave we'd been having. I did consider wearing pants in the morning and wished I had during the day. I liked the print mixing with the scarf and tartan pencil skirt together. This is my favourite blazer and although I can't button it over the baby bump it works well unbuttoned. Just as perfect for the office as it is with jeans.


Last worn: Zara blazer, printed scarf, white maternity tank, tartan pencil skirt, silver tuxedo flats, Balenciaga magenta day bag.

Other ways to wearjersey blazer and a printed dress, printed scarf and chambray, maternity tank and a maxi skirt, tartan pencil skirt with brown and orange, silver tuxedo flats and a maxi dress, Balenciaga magenta day bag and a graphic tee.





What I wore:

Away From Blue | Third Trimester Office Wear Pencil skirt printed maternity tank

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga 05 magenta purple day bag silver turquoise bracelet stack
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace layered with custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Tank: Jeanswest Sol maternity jacquard tank (new purchase)
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt (also available in black or stripes)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey (on sale in black)
Bracelets: the usual plus turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

This tank is another of my post-Christmas sale purchases. You can tell I had some Jeanswest gift vouchers to spend! I wouldn't normally be able to wear this skirt in the third trimester, but as the maternity tank is so long I was able to wear the elastic waist of the skirt under the bump and have the tank cover up all of the baby belly and then some. I was actually able to tuck the tank into the skirt. Benefits of being petite, maternity tanks are quite long.

In contrast to the previous outfit above, this was such a hot day. I took the blazer off after these pictures and just wore it around the office to keep my shoulders covered. It was much too hot and humid to wear it long on the commute.


Last worn: waterfall drape jacket, grey marle pencil skirt, studded mouse flats, Balenciaga Magenta Day bag (above). First time I've worn the tank as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearwaterfall drape jacket and printed shorts, grey pencil skirt layered for winter, studded mouse flats and a printed dress, Balenciaga Magenta Day bag and a maxi skirt.


January Purchases



Continuing on with recording what I buy each month and keeping a track of how many times I wear things, here's what I bought in January and at the end of December in the post-Christmas sales.






That's a lot! I had some gift cards to spend and there were so many good sales on....so far the most worn items have been the maternity bras. I don't usually talk underwear on the blog but a good maternity bra is a pregnancy and breastfeeding essential and these two are just so perfect!

I don't anticipate buying any more clothing until after baby arrives, so there are likely to be few monthly haul videos for a while. I'm not entirely ruling out getting some accessories though.... ;)



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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Back In the Office: Striped Shirt and Pencil Skirt | Asos Pink Singlet and Tartan Checks, Sarah Conners Bag

Here's what I wore for my first day back at work after my break:
Away From Blue rolled sleeve shirt over pencil skirt untucked office wear

Sunglasses: gifted Rayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Shirt: gifted Target mint stripe shirt
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
Bag: gifted Corelli metallic and white handbag


Sadly, it was time for me to go back to work on Wednesday. Dressed a little lazily by just wearing a shirt over a pencil skirt, and tied my hair back in a messy bun. This shirt is a Christmas gift from my parents, and it's so soft and comfortable! I'm not normally a shirt person as I hate ironing, but I am more than happy to make an exception for this one :) Will be good for casual weekend wear as well as office wear.

The bag is a recent gift too, one of my friends gave it to me for my birthday.


Last wornRaybansgrey pencil skirt, studded mouse flats.



Here's what I wore to work today:
Pink satin singlet asos checked plaid tartan panelled pencil skirt office outfit

sarah conners python bag
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
TopAsos satin singlet in pink
Belt: Asos panelled pencil skirt in tartan check (new purchase, on sale)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold bracelet set
BagSarah Conners python bag in ebony


Despite trying to reduce my wardrobe this year, I was swayed by the latest Asos sale. 70% off, and an extra 10% off sale with code 'AUJAN10'. Difficult to resist! I bought a top and 2 pencil skirts for work, all practical purchases I easily justified, haha. This pencil skirt is super comfortable, and it got a lot of compliments today. I'm just trying to distract myself from the fact that I just increased the number of skirts I own by another 2 pieces, as I have no intentions of getting rid of any skirts at the moment!


Last worn: pink singlet, patent mouse flats, Sarah Conners python bag. First time I've worn the skirt as it's a recent purchase.

Linking up with Three-fer Thursday, Fashion Informant, Friday's Fancies, What I Wore to Work, Casual Friday, Friday's Fab Favourites today.


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