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Monday, 4 January 2016

Summer Shorts and Stripes: Jeanswest Maternity Denim, Prima Jeans and a Balenciaga Reveal

With the summer heat, I've been wearing my maternity shorts a lot! I bought this pair in my last pregnancy and they are still going strong. Wanted to post these two outfits together featuring a super simple shorts and stripes combination, as well as sharing my big post-Christmas sales splurge!

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Jeanswest Maternity tank shorts summer outfit black maxi cardi

AwayfromtheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
NecklaceJeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
SingletJeanswest maternity tank in black
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'black out' and I didn't want to wear an all black outfit in the heat so I went for a black top and kimono together. I wouldn't normally wear a top that matched the outerwear I was wearing, I usually pick different colours, but I really liked the way the black tank looked with the black maxi cardi.

Wasn't doing much, just running a few errands, but I really liked this outfit.


Last worn: black maxi cardigan, black maternity tank, Jeanswest maternity shorts, Asos leather sandalsRebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearblack maxi cardigan and flared jeans, black maternity tank and a printed scarf, Jeanswest maternity shorts and sea glass green, Asos leather sandals and skinny jeansgrey RM MAM bag with a blue dress.



While I'm loving my Jeanswest maternity shorts, I am looking forward to being back into my Prima Denim post-baby. I've raved about them before, but they really are the best jeans I've ever worn. Being petite, the 7/8 length is perfect full length on me too, no hemming needed. I wore my Prima jeans as long as possible in my pregnancy by using a belly band.

I got great news recently that I wanted to share -  the Prima Denim Collection is now a permanent fixture at Jeanswest!



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For the Aussies and New Zealanders, this means that you can now find Prima Denim on the famous Jeanswest denim wall. I'll probably be making a trip there to pick up a new pair when I'm starting to feel more like myself after baby's arrival. For those outside Australia who have no idea what the denim wall is all about, no worries, you can find the range online too! (And only a flat $20 AUD for international shipping).


What I wore:

Away From Blue | Summer heat second trimester striped tee and shorts outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga triple tour pearly grey wrap bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag
NecklaceAustralian coin and crest necklace (new purchase)
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
Shorts:  Jeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Another simple outfit, this time to work from home. I really liked the stripes and shorts outfit I'd worn above so it made sense to wear it again. The style challenge for the day was 'tuck and roll' so the rolled and cuffed shorts and sleeves met the challenge nicely.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, striped tee, Jeanswest maternity shorts (above), Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tee and printed shorts, Jeanswest maternity shorts in the third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and skinny jeans.


And this is my big sales splurge! Ordered this on boxing day when Reboonz had an extra % off discount code on top of their usual sale prices:



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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Jeanswest Maternity Bermuda Denim Shorts, Singlets, Kimonos and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MACs

Because you can never have too much of a good thing...continuing with my summer pregnancy outfit formula. Maternity denim shorts, singlets and printed kimonos. And my cross body Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bags for hands-free toddler T wrangling. Despite only wearing these maternity shorts a few times in my last pregnancy, experiencing the third trimester during summer has meant I've been wearing them a lot this time!

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Third Trimester Australia Day Summer green and gold outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
Jacket: Cotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
NecklaceHouse of Harlow gold multi-strand necklace
TankJeanswest maternity tank in sea glass
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus House of Harlow gold multi-strand bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I wore this for Australia day (I'm just very behind with blogging!). We had our annual Australia day BBQ the weekend before, as DH had to work on the day. We had a quiet one at home, spending some time with the in-laws in the afternoon.

Wanted to wear some green and gold to mark the occasion, so this gold House of Harlow necklace and bracelet set came in useful against the green maternity tank. And of course the aquamarine mini MAC bag as I love how it looks with green.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, floral kimono, green maternity singlet, Jeanswest long maternity shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to wearfloral kimono and a statement necklace, green maternity singlet and LV speedy BJeanswest maternity shorts with a non-maternity teeRebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC with yellow.


More printed kimonos under $50:






What I wore:

Away From Blue | Jeanswest maternity tank Bermuda denim shorts red choices kimono

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag
JacketChoies red vintage pattern kimono
NecklaceRoie Designs feather, quartz and love charm long necklace
TankJeanswest maternity tank in white
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This outfit was a little less thought out than the first one! Had to pop out to get some groceries and pick up some medicine for an unwell toddler T. While I do love my boyfriend denim maternity shorts, these Bermuda ones are the most comfortable and so they were an obvious choice to wear again. And a printed kimono and plain maternity singlet again too. Simple summer third trimester dressing.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), red printed kimono, white maternity tank, Jeanswest denim maternity shorts (above), Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: printed kimono and a maxi skirt, white maternity tank in the office,  denim maternity shorts and a striped teeRebecca Minkoff mini MAC for a dinner date.






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Friday, 4 March 2016

Jeanswest Maternity Tanks, Denim Shorts and Rebecca Minkoff Metallic Silver Mini MAC Bag

Maternity tanks and denim shorts have become my go-to for the hot Queensland summer. I'm trying to vary the outfits a little by wearing different accessories, and sometimes adding a kimono, but as I mentioned before I'm seeing out the last trimester of my pregnancy mainly wearing the few maternity pieces I have. I've essentially ended up with a capsule wardrobe, so there are frequent repeats. When the clothes are so comfortable though, I don't mind repeating them often!

What I wore: 

Away From Blue | Black tank boyfriend denim shorts silver accessories third trimester OOTD

Away From The Blue | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC Tiffany bracelet stack
NecklaceJeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
TankJeanswest Carla maternity cut out tank (non-maternity version)
Shorts: Jeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

Was surprised to find that I hadn't worn this necklace and tank together before - seems like a really obvious choice. I like wearing statement necklaces with this black tank, it's the perfect backdrop for it.

Wore this to go to Toddler T's first swimming lesson, and then have lunch with the in-laws.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, black maternity tank, maternity boyfriend shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearblack maternity tank and a magenta bag, maternity boyfriend shorts and a ninja baby tee, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and a maxi dress.


Maternity tanks under $50:






What I wore:

Away From Blue | Jeanswest Sol Maternity jacquard tank rolled up denim shorts RM mini MAC

AwayFromTheBlue | Third trimester baby bump, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
Necklace: Australian coin and crest necklace
TankJeanswest Sol Maternity jacquard tank (non-maternity version)
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in black!)

Why I wore it:

I appreciated the simplicity of the tank and denim shorts combo on this day, it was really busy! I didn't even get time to share this outfit on instagram like usual. Had a lot of running around to do. After playgroup in the morning, toddler T had a different gymboree class in the afternoon. It was really fun! He's so used to the same room and teacher each week, so experiencing a different class meant he was even more excited than usual.

I was glad I'd worn denim shorts - unlike skirts they are much more practical for running around with a toddler at gymboree.


Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarers (above), printed maternity tank, Bermuda maternity shorts, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC(above).

Other ways to wearprinted maternity tank in the officedenim shorts and a striped tankRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and skinny jeans.





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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Jeanswest Maternity Tanks and Denim Shorts in Third Trimester With Balenciaga Magenta Day Bag

When I was post-Christmas sales shopping I had some Jeanswest vouchers to spend. I splurged on a couple more maternity tanks, even though I was close to the end of the second trimester. I'm struggling a bit with the summer heat and I'm finding singlet and shorts is a great go-to outfit, so I felt the late pregnancy purchase was justified. I'm sure to get a lot of wear out of these in the final trimester! I'm wearing both of the tanks below.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Singlet and Shorts Third Trimester Bright accessories statement necklace

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga Magenta day bag silver tiffany bracelets
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Eye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
SingletJeanswest Carla Maternity Cut out tank (non-maternity version, new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

It's the first time I've worn this tank. I'd saved it for a hot day so I didn't cover up the awesome laser cut detail with a kimono, but it hasn't really shown up well in the photo! It has laser cutouts on the shoulders and on the back, you can see it better on the Jeanswest site.

I thought the bright statement necklace and colourful bag dressed up a casual outfit nicely, and added a lovely touch of colour. I had the day off to relax and unwind and I spent some time with my mum in the afternoon.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Jeanswest maternity shorts, Havaianas, Balenciaga magenta day bag. First time I've worn this tank as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearJeanswest maternity shorts and stripes, Balenciaga magenta day bag in the office.


More great maternity tanks under $50:







What I wore:

Away From Blue | 3rd trimester summer OOTD Jeanswest Sol Maternity jacquard tank Georgie denim shorts

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga 2005 magenta day hobo bag silver turquoise bracelets
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TankJeanswest Sol Maternity jacquard tank (non-maternity version)
ShortsJeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Unlike my other tank in the first outfit, this is the second wearing of this one that I bought at the same time. I'm loving the print on this. The material is different to my other Jeanswest maternity tanks too, not as stretchy but very soft so it's lovely to wear. Wore this to work from home.

Kept the same bag as I love the way the magenta pops against the blue.

As it's the second time I've worn this tank and I'm reviewing everything I buy after wearing it twice in a month to see if I'm buying things that will be well used in my wardrobe, my purchase review:

I love this tank. It's different from the other maternity tanks I have as it has a print, it's light and cool to wear and of course it's in my favourite colour. Even though I only have a few months left in my pregnancy I'm glad I bought this. Otherwise I'd end up wearing nothing but the three plain maternity singlets I had before!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers (above), Jeanswest printed maternity tank, maternity boyfriend shorts, Havaianas (above), Balenciaga day bag (above).

Other ways to wear: printed maternity tank in the office, maternity boyfriend shorts and a floral kimono, Balenciaga day bag and a maxi skirt.







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Friday, 18 December 2015

Handbag Gift Guide! Jeanswest Maternity Shorts, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere

Two simple summer outfits with my Jeanswest maternity shorts. I'm glad I picked up a second pair last month, they are being worn often.
Also thought I'd put together a handbag gift guide (for any budget!) after a few of you suggested it when I asked for your opinions on gift guides. Time to snap up last minute gifts now, with a week until Christmas!

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Summer Second trimester pregnancy outfit jeanswest maternity tank shorts

AwayFromTheBlue | Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere JORD black fieldcrest wood watch
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
Scarf:  Jeanswest Lux paisley print scarf (C/O)
SingletJeanswest maternity tank in black (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

An easy, simple outfit for a hot day. I wanted to add a little bit of interest to the outfit with the printed scarf, I think it worked pretty well as it's a lightweight scarf so didn't keep me too warm. I've recently gone through my scarf collection and pulled out a few of the light ones to try and wear them a little more over spring/summer.

Wore this to take toddler T to his gymboree class, it was a perfect outfit for running around with a toddler.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, mixed print scarf, Jeanswest maternity shorts, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the tank as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearmixed print scarf and a chambray dress, Jeanswest maternity shorts in the third trimester, LV speedy bandouliere and a dress in winter.



If you are a handbag lover, or you have a handbag fan on your Christmas list to buy for, you definitely can't go wrong with a designer bag! All of the options below are under $500.





Of course, the budget can't stretch to a new bag every Christmas, so here are some more great gift ideas from Shopbop that are a little friendlier to the wallet - bag accessories!

Away From The Blue | Shopbop Handbag Lover Accessory Gift Guide

1: a handbag raincoat for the lady who has everything!
2: a cute bag charm to adorn one of the many bags someone already owns.
3: a coin purse a mini, budget-friendly version of that bag they've always wanted.

Shop more bag accessories at Shopbop
(With free express shipping worldwide, it's a great place to pick up that last minute gift!)



What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Second Trimester maternity clothes pregnancy outfit for theme park visit

AwayFromTheBlue | Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
TeeJeanswest Sonny maternity tee in lagoon marle (C/O)
ShortsJeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Extremely similar to the last time I wore this tee, only with different shoes and without the scarves. I like wearing the tee with denim though I think it's a lovely combination and it's an easy go-to!

Wore this for a very hot day out at Seaworld on the gold coast. My sister was lucky enough to score free tickets, and they had just opened up the recently re-done kid's area so we thought it would be fun for toddler T to go have a play. Even though I could only go on one ride, being pregnant. As we had been to Seaworld earlier in the year, we'd seen a lot of the shows so the day was all about toddler T having fun.


As it's the second time I've worn these shorts since I bought them, and I try to review everything I buy after wearing it twice to learn more about my shopping habits, my purchase review:

I love these shorts. I confess they were a total impulse buy, I hadn't even thought about getting another pair of shorts when I wandered into Jeanswest and spotted these. I'm so glad I bought them though. They are perfect for being pregnant over summer, when it's just too warm for my maternity jeans.


Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarers (above), green maternity tee, Jeanswest maternity shorts, Converse Chucks, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above).

Other ways to wear:  green maternity tee with a scarf, denim shorts and studded mouse flats, Converse with a dressLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and skinny jeans.



The Net-A-Porter sale is on now, up to 50% off pretty things I can't afford until sale time rolls around. Perfect time to score that handbag you've been lusting after!




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Monday, 25 January 2016

Printed Kimonos, Jeanswest Maternity Tops and Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag | Australia Day Sales

First up, hope everyone has an awesome Australia day tomorrow! We had a BBQ over the weekend and it was wonderful catching up with everyone.

If you're doing some shopping there are a lot of extra sales and discounts on for Australia day! I've wrapped up the best at the bottom of the post.


Congrats to 'Wehaf' who won the sunglasses giveaway. I'll have another giveaway this week.


Now, what I've been wearing. I have been loving kimonos and denim shorts this summer! I picked up yet another new kimono when we went boxing day sale shopping.

What I wore:

Away From Blue Blog | Third Trimester Summer Jeanswest Maternity Outfit floral kimono

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine Mini MAC bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Cotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print (new purchase)
Necklace: gifted Eye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
SingletJeanswest maternity tank in white
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Although I'm frowning a little in this picture (it was really bright!) I love this outfit. I'd happily wear it over and over again. The statement necklace was an awesome Christmas present from my bestie, and this kimono is the one I got in the sales. Reduced from $39.95 to $3, I couldn't say no! It's more of a cocoon style and feels just like being wrapped in a giant blanket. Although not too warm, it is still perfect for the summer heat and was great for a morning at the library singing and dancing with toddler T.

I really liked the colours in this outfit too. The style challenge for the day was 'animal instinct' but the animal print pieces I thought I could wear the bump had outgrown, so I had to have a subtle nod to the theme with the python embossed leather on my Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, white maternity tank, Jeanswest maternity denim, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC. First time I've worn the kimono as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearwhite maternity tank with blue and pink, Jeanswest maternity shorts and a maxi cardi, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and a maxi skirt.


Fab floral kimonos under $50:



(The first one is the one I'm wearing below, it's on crazy sale and such a good buy!)




What I wore:

Away From Blue Blog | Summer Maternity Denim Shorts Somedays Lovin Kimono

AwayFromTheBlue | Roie Designs labradorite bracelets Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono (on sale, and get an extra 15% off with code 'SWEETMATE')
Necklace: custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TeeJeanswest Sonny maternity tee in lagoon marle (C/O)
ShortsJeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
ShoesHavaianas tropical print thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Another kimono! My favourite from my Asos sale order last year. They are having another sale at the moment, 15% off everything with code 'SWEETMATE' for Australia day!

Wore this out shopping. We've been seriously de-cluttering over the Christmas break and while we donated a lot and discarded a lot more, realised we had a lot of things we wanted to keep (like toddler T's artwork!) but nowhere to put it. We went out to buy a few boxes and check out some more of the sales. I had a Jeanswest voucher I'd found when cleaning out that expired the next day so it was a good excuse to go shopping there too.

The style challenge for the day was 'dramatic eyes' which I didn't even attempt - I know my limits with eye makeup! - so I just skipped it entirely, and wore something I'd been thinking of for a while. It thought the sea glass green colour of this maternity tee would look nice with the print on the kimono, and was pleased with how it turned out.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), Somedays Lovin' kimono, maternity tee, Jeanswest maternity shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and a maxi skirt, green tee and a white scarf, Jeanswest maternity shorts and a colourful summer outfit, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and flared jeans.



The best of the Australia Day sales: 


Get 15% off everything at ASOS with code 'SWEETMATE'!

My top picks:





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Monday, 4 April 2016

Rebecca Minkoff Canary Yellow Swing Bag, Jeanswest Maternity Tops and Denim Shorts

Baby has arrived, but I've got a few more pregnancy outfits scheduled to share on the blog. It gives me a chance to enjoy the newborn cuddles and adjust to life with two under 2!



Decided to carry my Rebecca Minkoff swing bag for a while, as I love the bright yellow colour. It looks especially good with denim, another excuse to wear my maternity denim shorts.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Autumn 38 weeks pregnant outfit printed kimono maternity shorts singlet RM Swing bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow silver black bracelet stack
Jacket:  Somedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono (on sale!)
Necklace: Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
TankJeanswest maternity tank in black
ShortsJeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus old beaded black bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow

Why I wore it:

When I got this kimono, I knew that the yellow Rebecca Minkoff swing bag would look great with it, with the yellow in the print! It's taken me a little while to get around to pairing them together though.

Had quite a quiet day, doing the daycare drop off / pickup and attending my OB appointment in the morning. Made some progress on pre-scheduling blog posts in the afternoon too. I want to have a few banked up as I'm not sure how long it will take me to get back into a little routine with blogging when I have a newborn and a toddler.


Last worn: Somedays Lovin' kimono, black maternity tank, Jeanswest boyfriend denim maternity shorts, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff swing bag.

Other ways to wearSomedays Lovin' kimono and a maxi skirt, black maternity tank with blue and purple, boyfriend denim maternity shorts with green and laceRebecca Minkoff swing bag and skinny jeans.



More fun yellow bags under $200!








What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | 38 weeks green tee blue scarf yellow bag maternity denim shorts

AwayFromTheBlue | Blue green yellow outfit with Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag
TeeJeanswest Sonny maternity tee in lagoon marle (C/O)
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow

Why I wore it:

When I was thinking of another outfit this yellow bag would look good with, I thought about this green tee. While I liked the combination, I thought it was missing a little something so I added the printed scarf. The scarf has some yellow running through it too so it was an easy choice.

We spent the morning getting (or trying to get) the final few things for baby. Was a little shocked to find that our local baby store we bought almost everything from for toddler T had closed down! The store that took its place didn't have the same range which was a shame. At 38 weeks, I'm ordering a few baby things online and just hoping they show up in time...


Last worn: mixed print scarf, Jeanswest maternity tee, long denim maternity shorts, gold Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff canary yellow swing bag (above).

Other ways to wearmixed print scarf in the office with a LBD, Jeanswest maternity tee and skinny jeans, long denim maternity shorts and a printed singlet, Rebecca Minkoff canary yellow swing bag and a maxi skirt.









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Friday, 27 November 2015

Jeanswest New Tribe Collection - Sea Glass Green and Maternity Shorts

First up, if you're looking for Black Friday sales (especially ones that ship internationally and not just to the US) check out my sales guide for all the best ones and the coupon codes you need!


Last time I shared about the latest Jeanswest collection, I mentioned that they were having a 40% off sale. They are having one again now, it's in it's final days so hurry!

On the last day of the previous sale I caved and bought some more maternity wear. I had a bit of a giggle when I got an email a couple of days letter telling me about the New Tribe collection (including one of the tops I'd just bought) and asking if I wanted any pieces to try...

If you ever wanted confirmation that I only accept items to feature on the blog that I'd pick out to buy myself, that's a pretty strong sign! I took the chance to pick out something different instead. Wanted to share a little about the new collection for this post and as it's nearing Christmas, a Jeanswest gift guide.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second trimester maternity shorts and tee summer scarf outfit

Away From Blue | Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
Scarf: white Target crochet detail scarf
TeeJeanswest Sonny maternity tee in lagoon marle (C/O)
Shorts: Jeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (new purchase, available in non-maternity also)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

When I saw this Sonny maternity tee, I was instantly drawn to the grey marle version. But I thought about it and decided to try this lagoon colour instead. I'm glad I picked it, it's such a nice colour for spring/summer and different from any of my other tees. Mostly because of the colour, but also because it has a lovely satin trim at the neckline.

These maternity shorts were another of my 40% off sale purchases too, I figured being so large over the spring and summer I'd appreciate another pair of shorts. The perfect outfit for working from home and doing the day care pick up / drop off.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerscrochet detail scarf, studded mouse flats, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the tee and the shorts.

Other ways to wear: crochet scarf and a LBD in the office, studded mouse flats and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere with a layered winter outfit.






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What I wore:

Away From Blue | Jeanswest New tribe Collection Maternity Singlet shorts necklace

AwayFromTheBlue | monogram initial Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
Necklace: Jeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
Tank: Jeanswest maternity tank in sea glass
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

This lovely maternity tank in sea glass is the piece I bought before I got the email letting me know I could get it free to try. As I'd just bought a bunch of maternity tanks, instead of picking out more maternity clothes, I decided to try something different and go for the necklace. You can see a bit more of the tribal influence in the necklace. It's a lovely statement piece.

They have some gorgeous tribal prints with pops of sea glass green through the collection, if you're not needing maternity wear there are lots of great pieces to chose from. If I hadn't been so unsure about the bump squeezing into it, I would have picked up this beautiful silk printed maxi dress.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), maternity shorts, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere(above). First time I've worn the tank and necklace as they've recently been sent to me.

Other ways to wearmaternity shorts in the third trimester, Havaianas and a maxi dress, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and skinny jeans.


A question around gift guides:
The main driver for people sharing gift guides on blogs seems to be to share affiliate links. Like others, I use affiliate links so that sometimes I earn a small commission if you purchase a product through a link I've shared. Thank you to those of you who support my blog in this way - a little extra pocket money is nice!
I've seen so many gift guides this year that I'm not sure if they are actually useful and helpful to readers or if it's just bloggers trying to maximise their earnings. I'm constantly being reminded that I should be sharing gift guides this time of year by the networks I'm part of too. I've certainly been getting the vibe I should be sharing some, so I'm giving it a go.

I figured that rather than do dedicated posts, which bore me when I see them on other blogs, I'd put gift guides in my normal posts (like I did here and with the Shopbop gift guide). That way I'm being helpful if you want it and if you're sick of all the gift guides there's still the rest of my normal post.

Please let me know what you think, I'm always open to feedback! Do you like gift guides or are you over them like I am?


Some of the items in this post were given to me to review. As always, all opinions and outfits are my own.


Linking up with Elegantly Fashionable, The Ultimate Rabbit Hole, Shoe and Tell, Wardrobe Wednesday.



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