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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Frocktober: Blue. Printed Dresses and Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag

Continuing with playing catch up with my Frocktober outfits here on the blog, two different printed dress outfits. A casual one, and another for the office. Days 19 and 20 of the challenge!

I wore a different dress every day in October to participate in Frocktober and raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. While I was sharing what I wore each day on instagram, I've been a little behind with blogging the outfits.

What I wore:

NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet in icy blue and old blue bead bracelets
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I really enjoyed wearing a maxi dress the day before, so decided to wear another one the next day to go to playgroup with toddler T. I was a little worried all my shorter dresses would be too short for playing with a toddler, with the growing baby bump. This was perfect.

Also pulled out one of my favourite bags - my Balenciaga tempete day bag, for a bit of a boost as I was starting to feel a little over wearing dresses after nearly 3 weeks! All for a good cause though.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas, Balenciaga Tempete day bag.

Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress worn knotted, Havaianas in autumn, Balenciaga Tempete day bag and skinny jeans.


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What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second Trimester Office Wear French Connection Paisley print sheath dress

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete
Necklace: rectangle pendant necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus two beaded Sportsgirl Butterfly Foundation bracelets, Roie Designs swarovski crystal bracelet, and old blue beaded bracelets
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Although I'd quickly outgrown most of my zip up dresses for work and put them away, I'd kept this blue one and the same style in orange out, as I figured they had a bit more space around the belly region and should fit the bump well. I'd planned to wear the orange version to the office on this day, but found out that I couldn't zip it over the bump any more! Even though I'd tried it on a couple of days before! Luckily this blue one has a little more stretch to it so I was just able to squeeze into it. I really liked wearing this outfit.

The fact that I'm wearing 31 different dresses in a month and that I've outgrown a large number of them and still have enough dresses left to wear a different one every day, shows how much of a hoarder I am! I knew I had more than 31 dresses, but it's crazy to think I can wear a dress every day for a month and still have some left over. There's no need to have that many dresses! I was really expecting to get rid of more dresses through the challenge, but so far I've liked pretty much every one I've worn.


Last worn: French Connection paisley print dress, camel flats, Balenciaga tempete day bag (above).

Other ways to wearFrench Connection paisley print dress and ankle bootscamel flats and denimBalenciaga tempete day bag and shorts.



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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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Linking up with What I Wore, Style Me Wednesday, Thursday Favourites today.


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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Blazer, Printed Dress, Leather Boots | Leopard Scarf, Hoodie, Skinny Jeans and Converse

Baby T has arrived, and I'm blogging less regularly as life revolves around a newborn. When I do go out and change out of my usual stay-at-home outfit of pyjamas, I try take a photo so I can still blog when I have time.


Here's what I wore to run some errands:
zara blazer fcuk printed jersey dress leggings and boots
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Zara black blazer
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
DressFrench Connection butterfly jersey tie waist dress
Leggings: Cotton On
BootsAsos Cleo leather boots in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag (not in pic)


DH and I had an appointment and a couple of errands to run, so as always I planned the outfit in my head the night before. I used to actually try on outfits the evening before, but there's no time for that now with baby. Sleep is more important ;)

In the rush to get out the house I went to put on my chosen outfit...and realised that although I'd like to be able to squeeze into my old fixed waist skirts, I'm still not there yet! Stretchy fabrics are still a post-baby essential. Quickly decided to go with a dress instead. Printed dresses are always a good option as you don't really need to think too much! And with a crying baby and already being 10 minutes late, I wanted the simplest, quickest option.

Last time I wore this dress, I was using the tie and print to disguise my little early second trimester baby bump. It works equally well to disguise the little 3 week post-baby belly! I'm finding that post-pregnancy, the easy outfit options I wore for the first few trimesters are coming in helpful again. And when I'm uninspired, there's always my helpful maxi skirts that I grew to love so much over pregnancy. With elastic waists of course!


Last worn: Ray-BanZara black blazer, French Connection jersey dress, grey leggings, Asos leather boots.



Here's what I wore to go to baby T's newborn photoshoot:
neon leopard print scarf juicy couture hoodie black tee converse skinny jeans
JacketJuicy Couture Long Sleeve Original Zip Hoodie in 'Silver Lining'
Scarf: Supre neon pink leopard print scarf (new purchase)
Tee: Kmart plain black tee
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag (not in pic)


Nice comfortable, casual outfit for baby T's newborn photoshoot! At 3 weeks old, we were finally feeling confident in our ability to settle him long enough to get a couple of good shots in a photo shoot ;) Our photographer is awesome, the same guy who did our incredible wedding photos. I can't wait to see the final result, we have had a sneak peak at a few of them and they are great. Will try pop one or two up on instagram, @awayfromblue.

Jeans and a tee seemed the most comfortable outfit to wear. I added the scarf for a bit of colour, to keep me warm with the chilly early morning start, and so that I could have something to put on after the session if baby T got a little messy. It came in handy to hide the ruined outfit on the way home! Plus I wanted to wear my new scarf. An impulse sale by from our lunch date the other week. I can't resist a cute scarf, and it was a bargain at $5!


Last worn: Juicy Couture Hoodie, black tee, maternity skinny jeans, Converse. First time I've worn the scarf as it's a recent purchase.


Linking up with Real Mum Style, Stylish Tuesday, Style Sessions, What I Wore Wednesday, Wardrobe Wednesday today.



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Sunday, 15 December 2013

French Connection Printed Dress, Miu Miu Bag | Jeanswest Grey Maxi Dress, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Here's what I wore on Saturday:

Away From The Blue Miu Miu cammeo studded clutch bag
Sunglasses: pink leopard print sunglasses from Paddy's Markets in Sydney
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
DressFrench Connection butterfly jersey tie waist dress
Shoes: gifted black slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagMiu Miu cammeo studded clutch bag


First official day of my Christmas leave! Spent today running errands at the post office, picking up some groceries at the IGA, getting lunch with DH and watching a movie. Such a nice way to start my holidays. Just wore a simple dress as it was quite warm.


Last worn: pink leopard print sunglasses, French Connection print dressHavaianas, Miu Miu studded bag.



Here's what I wore  today:
Away From Blue Poolside outfit Grey tie dye maxi dress RM mini MAC cute adopted Shih Tzu

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC worn
Sunnies: gifted Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
Necklace: Lovisa blue leaf long necklace
Dressgifted Jeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
ShoesNine West silver strap sandals
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC


Another hot day! Summer has definitely settled in. Spent the day relaxing and finishing up writing my Christmas cards. A comfortable dress seemed like a good choice again :) Also had Church Online in the evening.


Last worn: blue sunglassesgrey maxi dress, Nine West silver sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.



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Sunday, 1 September 2013

French Connection Printed Dress, Converse, Balenciaga Part Time | Colour Block Tee, Paisley Skirt, RM MAC

Here's what I wore on Saturday: 


French connection butterfly print jersey dress worn with Bal part time and converse

Away From Blue Balenciaga black GSH part time bag and bracelet stack

Necklace: gift from DH
DressFrench Connection butterfly jersey tie waist dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
Bag: Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with GSH


Had to do a bit of walking around Saturday morning as well as running a few errands so I decided to wear my Converse with one of my dresses. I really liked last time I tried that combination. Felt good in it, comfortable for walking but a good way to beat the heat in the sunshine. :) Wearing a dress instead of jeans was helpful when I went to the physio for my knee too, didn't have to change my clothes. After recently aggravating my old knee injury I'd been hoping it would heal over time, but when it wasn't getting any better it was time to call the experts, haha.


Linking up with Mix Match Fashion today.

Last worn: butterfly print dress, Converse, Balenciaga part time.




Here's what I wore to visit family today:

Away From Blue OOTD purple tee grey paisley print skirt all star converse RM MAC

Rebecca Minkoff Deep Purple MAC bag worn with printed skirt and silver bracelets

NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
Top: Jeanswest 'Lucy' colourblock tee in orchid/grey marle (New purchase)
SkirtMinkpink grey and black paisley print skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff MAC bag in deep purple


First day of Spring and Father's day today! We visited both of our families and dropped off the gifts that we bought at DFO last weekend. Wearing my Chucks again for comfort, and the tee is something I picked up for myself at DFO on our shopping trip, hehe! My knee is taped up for support after seeing the physio yesterday.

As it's a long weekend in the US, there is a Rebecca Minkoff sale on at the moment, and you can get an extra 20% off with code 'SUNNY20' :) I've updated the sales list with a few more items.


Last worn: paisley print skirt, Converse (see above), Rebecca Minkoff purple MAC. First time I've worn the tee as it is a new purchase.


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Thursday, 11 October 2012

French Connection Printed Dress, Jeanswest Leather Jacket, Mulberry Alexa, Asos Aggie Boots

Here's what I wore to work today:
JacketJeanswest black leather jacket
Necklacegift from DH
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted purple Salvatore Ferragamo leather bow bracelet
DressFrench Connection butterfly jersey tie waist dress from Asos
ShoesAsos Aggie leather western ankle boots in black
BagMulberry regular size Alexa bag in foggy grey from Reebonz sale

Close up of accessories and bag:


It was a very cold and wet day today, so I wore my leather jacket and boots to keep warm. Had a little bit of colour from my printed dress and bag. Only one photo today as it was too cold to take my jacket off. The proportions look a little odd to me in the photo, but I just wanted to keep warm. Had a scarf in my bag in case it was needed too, although the air con at work was broken again so it was really hot inside.

Asos have a 50% off sale at the moment, and you can get an extra 10% off using the code "MEGA10". I'm trying not to buy anything and stick to the Buy Nothing New Month challenge, but we'll see how long I last!


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








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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

French Connection Printed Jersey Dress, Balenciaga Magenta Work, Marc By Marc Jacobs Flats

Here's what I wore to work today:
Sunnies: Pink leopard print sunglasses from Paddy's Markets in Sydney
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design rutilated quartz bracelets
DressFrench Connection butterfly jersey tie waist dress from Asos
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs Logo Plaque Flats in Two Tone blush and black
BagBalenciaga RH work in 2005 Magenta

Close up of accessories and bag:


Got ready in a hurry this morning but forgot to put on a necklace, oops! Luckily the dress has such a bright colourful print I don't really need a necklace.

I really liked the last time I wore this dress with the bright pink Balenciaga bag so thought I'd try it again today. So bright and sunny, bright colours were called for :) Maybe a bit bright to be taking photos - need to watch the light direction next time ;)

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



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Monday, 25 June 2012

Butterfly Print Jersey Dress, Balenciaga Work, Purple Leopard Print Scarf

Here's what I wore to work today:
Too cold to smile this morning, haha!
JacketBarkins beige trench coat (similar here)
ScarfSportsgirl animal scarf in Violet (Now on sale)
DressFrench Connection butterfly jersey tie waist dress from Asos
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs patent mouse flats (similar here)
Bag: Balenciaga 2005 Magenta RH work (similar here)

Close up of accessories:
NecklaceChanel necklace from Reebonz (similar here)
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet


Those of you who follow me on instagram or twitter would have already read, but we had to rush Cooper to the emergency vets last night. Luckily he is okay now, the vets were lovely and really helpful. 
The vet warned us that he would be sedated after the injections and probably feel sick, but apart from a short nap in the car home he spent the remainder of the night running around like a crazy dog. It was very funny to watch him running around and being so hyperactive after being so worried about him. Very good to see him back to normal so soon too.


I wouldn't normally have paired all this colour and print together, but after last night's stress worrying over Cooper I just threw on some of my favourite pieces I think it works okay. Would you have worn anything differently?


The dress and shoes were last worn together here, trench coat here and the bag and scarf have been worn together here.


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Monday, 4 June 2012

Butterfly Print Jersey Dress, Trench, Mulberry Bayswater Bag, Tan Accessories

Here's what I wore to work today:
JacketBarkins beige trench coat (similar here)
Necklace: gift from DH (similar here)
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design labradorite bracelets and untreated leather glass bead wrap bracelet
Dress: French Connection blue butterfly print jersey dress (similar here)
Belt: Asos skinny boyfriend belt (tied in a double loop knot using this tutorial by Kileen from Cute and Little)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs Logo Plaque flats in Camel
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather


Close up of accessories:

In an effort to take pictures in the sunlight today, DH took these outfit photos for me in a car park this morning. Not very glamorous, but it did get good lighting. I just need to not stand in front of a car next time and you would never know ;)

The MyTheresa sale has just stared - up to 50% off and there are a few nice bags and accessories on sale :) I really like these shoes - they are so insanely awesome! I know I would never wear them though.


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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Butterfly Print Jersey Dress, Asos Chain Cardi, Balenciaga Sapphire City Bag

Worked from home this morning, and then went to the office for a meeting this afternoon. Wanted something comfortable for both places, so this jersey dress fit the bill.

Here's what I wore:
Jacket: Asos black cardigan with chain trim
Dress: French Connection butterfly jersey tie waist dress from Asos
Necklace: Chanel from Reebonz
Bracelets: the usual
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs patent mouse flats (similar at shopbop)
Bag: Balenciaga 2008 Sapphire RH city

Cooper popped over to see why I was standing at the fence again. He's such a cute little photobomber!

Closeup of accessories: