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Friday, 29 January 2016

Fun Novelty Tees To Wear in Pregnancy and a Giveaway: #StrugglesBook

My ninja baby tee was a firm favourite last pregnancy, and I'm enjoying wearing it this time around too. There are a lot of fun novelty pregnancy tees around so I thought I'd do a post featuring them.

Also wanted to give away an extra copy of the #Struggles book I received. I wrote about it last year, in my favourite post I've ever written. I pre-ordered a copy and received an advance e-copy to read. Since I ended up with one more copy than I needed when the one I bought arrived, it made sense to do a little giveaway.

What I wore:

Away From Blue Blog | Third Trimester maternity denim shotrs ninja baby skeleton novelty tee

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga chevre 2005 magenta day hobo bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
Tee'Ninja baby' maternity skeleton tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

Everyone loves a good ninja baby tee! I wore this to work from home, run some errands in the afternoon and attend my OB appointment. It's fun seeing everyone's reactions to this tee - at the very least it raises a smile. Comfy and casual outfit for a hot day.

Last worn: ninja baby skeleton tee, Jeanswest maternity denim shorts, Havaianas. First time I've worn the Balenciaga magenta day bag on the blog.

Other ways to wearninja baby tee and skinny jeans, denim shorts and a print mixing outfit, Havaianas, Balenciaga magenta day bag on instagram.

More fun graphic maternity tees:

The best novelty pregnancy text tees:

What I wore:

Away From Blue | SheIn Making Magic Happen grey slogan tee maxi skirt third trimester

AwayFromTheBlue | Baby bump silver bracelet stack, Bal 05 magenta day chevre bag
Tee: Grey 'making magic happen' tee C/O Shein
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

This isn't designed to be a maternity tee, but when I saw it I knew it would be a fun slogan tee to wear in pregnancy. I was contacted by SheIn and asked to pick another item to feature on my blog after previously featuring this cute lace kimono. I picked this tee right away. Of course as everyone who orders from SheIn knows, shipping is slow, (around 3 weeks) and with Christmas delays, it took quite a while to arrive.

I don't think I'll be able to enjoy it while I'm pregnant as much as I thought due to it's late arrival, as it doesn't have enough stretch in it for me to wear it again as the baby bump grows. I did size up, but the third trimester baby bump is pretty big. It's a tee that's easy to wear outside of pregnancy too, it just makes the text even better when you're growing a baby!

Last worn:Ray-Ban Wayfarers (above), striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Balenciaga magenta day (above). First time I've worn the tee.

Other ways to wearstriped maxi skirt and a cosy knitBalenciaga magenta day bag in the office.

The Giveaway

I have one unused copy of the #StrugglesBook to give away! This is a really good read for anyone who uses social media. If you're not a reader, or you just want an overview of what the book is about, you can watch the video on the same topic here.

The Struggles book really made me think and change my behaviour so I'm excited to be able to share it with you! I completed a technology fast, cut down my data allowance on my phone, removed a bunch of apps, unfollowed some accounts, and set myself specific times each day to use social media.

The book is about something that is all too common to bloggers - social media burnout, and how social media takes up so much of our lives, time and worry. One of my favourite quotes:

While the book is written from a Christian viewpoint and references bible values frequently, I think the advice contained in it is worthwhile reading even if you aren't a Christian. Of course feel free to read the reviews first if you're unsure. If you've ever felt overwhelmed with 'keeping up' with social media, or browsing your feed has made you feel like everyone has the perfect life, this book is for you!

From the book overview on Amazon:
"The more you compare, the less satisfied you are. The more we interact online, the more we crave face to face intimacy, but the harder it is to find. The more filtered our lives become, the more challenging it is to be authentic. The more information about the pain in the world we’re exposed to the more difficult it is to care."

This competition is open internationally, I will ship the book worldwide. In order to win a copy of "#Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World", you have to come up with the most creative answer to the question "What advice would you give to someone feeling overwhelmed with social media, or what is the best advice someone has given you?". You can enter this game of skill competition via the rafflecopter form below, and remember to include your answer in a blog comment.

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Good luck! The competition will run for one week, and I can't wait to read all your great pieces of advice. It will be hard to pick a winner!

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Friday, 15 January 2016

Maxi Skirts and Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Neverfull. Sunglasses Giveaway!

Being in the second trimester in the heat of summer has meant that I'm reaching for my shorts more than I did when I was pregnant with baby T and favoured max skirts more. I still love a great maxi skirt outfit though! Two of my recent ones below with my Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag, as well as a giveaway!

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Fun pregnancy ninja baby skeleton tee maxi skirt LV neverfull

AwayFromTheBlue | Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull striped maxi skirt
Tee: 'Ninja baby' maternity skeleton tee
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus old blue beaded bracelets
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

The return of the ninja baby tee! Definitely the most fun piece to wear in pregnancy, I enjoyed wearing my ninja baby tee last time and it's good getting to wear it again in this pregnancy. It just sets your day up right when you end up making a random couple of little old ladies giggle before you even get to the office.

Wore this out to a Christmas picnic party with my colleagues. The dress code for the day was casual as we all had been given the afternoon off for the party, and our kids were invited along too. Toddler T had a blast chasing the ibis and ignoring all the entertainment that had been put together, ha!

I picked the navy striped maxi skirt to wear with the tee, and some blue accessories, as the style challenge for the day was 'in the navy'. I was glad I picked the skirt and not jeans as it really warmed up through the day.

Last worn: ninja baby tee, striped maxi skirt, Asos leather sandals, Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

Other ways to wear: ninja baby tee and skinny jeansstriped maxi skirt and a cosy knit, Asos leather sandals and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton damier azur Neverfull in the office.

Pretty maxi skirts under $50:

What I wore:

Away From The Blue | Summer Pregnancy Outfit Maternity tank maxi skirt printed kimono LV neverfull

AwayFromTheBlue | Printed kimono, Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull medium on shoulder
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey (on sale here!) layered with Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
TankJeanswest maternity tank in white
Skirt:  Jeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

I had to do the dreaded pregnancy glucose test on this day and the lovely lady had advised me when I booked in to bring a cardigan along as the aircon in the waiting room was quite cold. I figured the kimono would keep the chill off me enough.

I've mentioned before that I'm sometimes unsure if a kimono and maxi skirt together works, but I've been warming to the look lately and I love this kimono so much as it looks good with everything! The white tank was perfect for the 'white haute' style challenge theme for the day too.

After the unpleasant morning drinking glucose and having multiple samples of blood taken, we had a restful afternoon and then we went out that evening to see the local Christmas lights displays. We tried a new street that we hadn't visited before and it was wonderful, they had even set up a snow machine so toddler T got to experience 'snow'.

Last worn: Somedays Lovin' kimono, white maternity tank, jersey maxi skirt, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull (above).

Other ways to wearSomedays Lovin' kimono and denim shorts, white maternity tank and stripes,  black maxi skirt in winter, Louis Vuitton Neverfull and skinny jeans.

I shared on twitter recently that I was kind enough to receive a pair of Sundried 'Aire Blue' sunglasses. They are great sunglasses, sturdy plastic and the lenses offer good sun protection, but since I almost always wear my polarised Raybans, thought I'd run a little giveaway for these.

(photos C/O Sundried, my own photo in poor lighting here)

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Giveaway is open internationally and will run for one week! You can enter via the rafflecopter form above. This is a game of skill. Winner will be selected for having commented with the most creative answer to the question 'what outfit would you wear these sunglasses with?' judged by my hubby. Good luck!

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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Jeanswest Maternity Denim Skinny Jeans in Third Trimester and 40% Off Sale

Here's what I wore on Tuesday:
ninja baby kicking skeleton xray tee maternity pregnancy wear casual jeans outfit
marc by marc jacobs carrob brown fran handbag
Shirt'Ninja baby' maternity skeleton tee
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Wore my ninja baby tee to the OB's office on Tuesday, as I thought she would get a giggle out of it. She did, and so did the receptionist. Our next appointment is actually on baby's due date, so I wanted to take the chance to wear the tee to Tuesday's appointment in case baby shows up early. It's looking like baby wants to stay in longer than planned at the moment though, so on the plus side I'll probably have more chances to wear this fun tee :)

Incredibly similar to the last time I wore this tee, just with different accessories.

Last worn: ninja baby tee, maternity skinny jeans, Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

Here's what I wore today:
casual third trimester outfit jeanswest maternity skinny jeans stripe tee bright bag

Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
Jeans:  Jeanswest maternity skinny jeans in black
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded turquoise and silver bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine

Jeans and a tee again today! Added a bright bag for a bit of colour. I love these stretchy oversized tees, I have a handful of them and they are perfect. They drape so nicely without the bump, and yet they are oversized and baggy enough to still fit the baby bump at 38 weeks.

Thought that my maternity wardrobe would look a lot like this and that I'd be wearing jeans and tees more often, based on what my wardrobe was like before pregnancy. My regular wardrobe definitely has more jeans than skirts! I've favoured maxi skirts and dresses more, maybe because of the hot temperatures. These jeans are great though, really comfortable and I've never even considered trying another brand of maternity jeans as the Jeanswest ones are perfect for me.

Jeanswest have another 40% off sale at the moment - online and in store, and it includes already reduced sale items!

Last worn: Atmos&Here stripe teeblack maternity jeans, Havaianas (see above), Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

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Friday, 16 May 2014

Marc By Marc Jacobs Ukita Bag, Third Trimester Pregnancy Work Wear

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:
third trimester winter work office outfit pregnancy asos maternity pencil skirt cobalt knit

MbMJ rock lobster lil Ukita bag
TopAsos textured knit jumper in cobalt blue
SkirtAsos maternity tartan check pencil skirt - on sale! (non-maternity version here)
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster

After wearing a lot of black, white and grey, I felt like some colour so I paired this cosy knit with the tartan pencil skirt and a bright bag. I really liked this bag with blue last time I wore it, so wanted to try it again.

This is quite a thick jumper so I don't wear it often, but I adore the colour every time I do. Almost a year since I last wore it, wow! Should make more of an effort to wear it over the upcoming cooler months.

Last worn: cobalt blue knit, Asos maternity pencil skirt, glitter flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Ukita bag.

Here's what I wore for casual Friday today:
Third trimester casual friday funny office outfit skeleton baby pregnancy tee jeans

marc by marc jacobs little ukita bag in rock lobster
Tee'Ninja baby' maternity skeleton tee
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set and Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster

Emotional day today! My last day at work for a while, I have now officially commenced my maternity leave. Just had to wear the ninja baby tee as I knew everyone would get a giggle out of it. There was a morning tea in baby's honour and I got so many lovely gifts from my colleagues. It's sad to be leaving a large project right in the middle of everything, but I'm really looking forward to getting to spend time at home with baby. The last few days at work have been really tough and it will be good to have some rest before the due date.

With the cooler weather we've been having lately, just had to share that Jeanswest have an extra 30% off sale items - including some winter knits! Ends Sunday night.

Last worn: ninja baby tee, Jeanswest maternity skinny jeans, studded mouse flats, MbMJ Ukita bag (see above).

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Balenciaga Tempete Day Hobo Bag. Baseball Tee, Striped Maxi Skirt, Converse | Ninja Baby Tee, Maternity Shorts

Here's what I wore on Friday:
casual pregnancy outfit autumn baseball tee striped maxi skirt converse chucks

Balenciaga tempete Storm Day Slouchy Hobo Bag Worn on arm
Necklace: gift from DH
Top: Forever 21 baseball tee in black and grey
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Friday was ANZAC day. As usual, DH and I went to the local dawn service, so I was a little tired in photos! I dressed warmly with a singlet under this top and a colourful hoodie over it. It allowed me to take off more layers as the day heated up. Ended up just wearing the singlet for most of the day.

Going to the dawn service each year is our family tradition, it's interesting to think that this time next year we will be there with baby. It's good to take a moment to respect and remember the bravery and courage of those who served and are still serving in our defence forces.

Last worn: baseball tee, striped maxi skirt, white converse, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Here's what I wore today:
away from blue pregnant australian blogger wearing skeleton xray bones ninja baby tee

Balenciaga tempete day GSH hobo bag icy blue studded warp cuff
Tee: 'Ninja baby' maternity skeleton tee
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet in icy blue
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Casual Saturday outfit. We had to take Cooper to the vet today for his vaccinations, poor little guy. He was not happy to be in the examination room, but he got lots of attention afterwards, and of course some treats too.

I've had this ninja baby tee for a while. My sister gave it to me as a Christmas gift, and made sure it was a size larger than normal so I could wear it the entire pregnancy. Like I do with most items in my wardrobe, I'd been saving it for the "perfect occasion". Came across it last night and realised that I only have 6 weeks left to go, I should really be wearing and enjoying it more often instead of saving it. Got lots of comments and giggles on it today, it's so fun! :) Was glad I wore it. Might have to wear it to one of our antenatal classes too, that would be a good occasion.

My ebay auctions end soon - check out the results of my clothes and handbag clear-out, and pick up a bargain :)

Last worn: maternity denim shorts, Havaianas, Balenciaga day bag (see above). First time I've worn the tee.

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Wearing Maxi Dresses in Winter: with Scarves and Cardis

Here's what I wore to have lunch and spend the day with family:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
JacketJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in Boysenberry
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
BeltAsos metal keeper skinny waist belt in bright blue
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"

Strange to see this maxi dress without the baby bump! I bought it in my third trimester when I felt I was running out of pretty dresses to wear, knowing I'd be able to wear it post-pregnancy as well. It's got gorgeous lace detail on the back, but as it's winter I covered it up with a cardi and added some boots to keep warm.

I first tried the belted jacket and maxi dress combo during my pregnancy, and I really liked it. Thought it would be a good way to keep cosy and look nice for spending the day with the in-laws. We had lunch and Baby T got the chance to meet some more of his relatives from out of state, it was a lovely day. Picked this cardigan to wear over my other ones as I really like purple and blue together, and the way the little waterfall drape looks with the maxi dress.

Last wornwaterfall cardi, skinny beltprinted maxi dress, Acne Pistol boots.

Here's what I wore to go to my new parent group:
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfSeed Heritage Paisley print snood
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
BeltAsos skinny pale yellow belt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag

I'm glad I can still wear this maternity maxi dress post-baby! It was one of my favourite maternity pieces, and is a nursing dress too, really practical. I did worry that it might be a little too long on my petite frame without the belly holding it up a bit, but belted it's still a nice floor-skimming length.

I've been wanting to wear the dress and denim jacket together for a while. It's also the perfect piece for the last day of the Style and Shenanigans texture challenge. Minus the snood, this was the outfit I had planned out to wear the evening before I unexpectedly went into labour. I woke up early in the morning, feeling funny. When DH got up I was sitting on the end of the bed breathing through a contraction and as soon as I could I said "I think I'm in labour!". Instead of the pretty dress I'd laid out, I put on my ninja baby tee (for its last wear!) and some trackie dacks to wait it out at home a bit longer until it was time to head to the hospital. Changed into a hospital gown soon after arriving there, and baby was born shortly after! It was so wonderful to meet him, he was so tiny and perfect!

This is the second wear of the snood since I bought it, so as I've done with all my July purchases, the final verdict:
I like it! I've never really liked the idea of a snood before, it seems less versatile than a scarf and I was always worried the style would overwhelm me, being short. Trying it on in store helped to make sure it was a purchase that looked good on me and one that I'd wear. An impulse buy I didn't need to make (I have a LOT of scarves) but one I'll get lots of use from. Especially now as I'm favouring soft scarves instead of necklaces baby could get tangled in.

Last worn: denim jacket, paisley print snoodskinny beltmaternity maxi dress, cap toe flats.

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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Casual Friday Shirt, Skinny Jeans, Balenciaga Day | Asos Beaded Little Black Dress, Rebecca Minkoff Nikki Hobo Bag

Here's what I wore for casual Friday:
away from blue monochrome outfit stripe shirt skinny jeans casual friday in second trimester

Balenciaga tempete GH silver hardware day bag icy blue wrap bracelet
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Shirt: Target mint stripe shirt
PantsJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet in icy blue
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

A very blue outfit! :) On Friday we had a team meeting to celebrate a few work achievements and milestones, and I wasn't sure what to wear. My sister had given me a fun ninja baby tee at Christmas, but I also thought I should be a little professional as one of the things we were there for was a work achievement of mine. Ended up wearing my striped shirt to be on the safe side. Although when my manager mentioned my baby news as another reason to celebrate I did wish I'd worn the fun tee, haha!

When I first got this shirt for Christmas I commented that it had plenty of room for a growing baby bump, but I probably won't be able to wear it much longer! So pleased to see baby is on track.

Last worn: striped shirt, maternity skinny jeans, glitter flats, Balenciaga day bag.

Here's what I wore today:
away from blue second trimester dressing the baby bump little black dress

DressAsos tribal necklace dipped hem black dress
Shoes: Novo 'Tahnee' black studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff hobo - Nikki in Silverstreak

Simple outfit for a Saturday. Went with this dress which requires no extra accessorising as I was feeling a little uninspired for what to wear today with the heat. I suspect that I will be wearing a lot more dresses over the next few months!

Funny that last time I wore this dress I was wearing it because the oversized shape hid my then little baby bump quite well - definitely no hiding it now!

Last worn: beaded neckline dress, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Nikki hobo.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Non-Maternity Tops in The Third Trimester with Denim Shorts and Balenciaga Magenta Day Bag

While I do have a good collection of maternity tops in this pregnancy thanks to the Jeanswest sales, I still want to try wear some regular non-maternity tops as long as possible. I figured I'd best squeeze myself into them before the third trimester baby bump grows too large!

What I wore:

AwayFromBLue | Third Trimester Denim Shorts and Tee outfit bright pink accessories

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta silver Tiffany bracelet stack
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
Necklace: pink beaded disc necklace
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversize tee in black (also in grey)
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

I wore the striped version of this tee at 40+ weeks pregnant last time around, so I was confident I'd be able to fit into this black one for a little while. I did forget that I had covered up the neckline with a scarf last time though. I didn't feel very comfortable with this and kept grabbing and pulling at the neckline through the day. If I wear this tee (or any of the other colours I have it in...) again in pregnancy I'll definitely be layering it with something.

Trying to find the last time I wore this black tee, it's been over a year and a half! I'm sure I've worn it more recently, maybe I just can't find the post. Or maybe I just have too many clothes if a great basic like this is hardly worn!

Added the pink bag and necklace for a bit of colour, just a quiet day taking toddler T to his gymboree lesson.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Atmos&Here black tee, Jeanswest maternity denim shorts, HavaianasBalenciaga magenta day bag.

Other ways to wearAtmos&Here black tee in the office, maternity denim shorts and a floral kimono, Balenciaga magenta day bag in the office.

More great pink bags:

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Atmos&Here Arlene wrap top in navy, Jeanswest maternity denim shorts 3rd trimester

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga 05 magenta day bag silver and turquoise bracelets
Necklace: Eye Candy LA gold and turquoise cuff necklace
TankGlassons striped tank in black and white
TopAtmos & Here Arlene wrap top in navy (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
Shoesslim gold Havaianas (on sale!)
Bracelets: the usual plus turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
Bag: Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

This top was one of my boxing day purchases! I mentioned when I bought it that I thought it would be ideal for post-baby wear. The wrap top has a press-stud for modesty which also makes it perfect for breastfeeding, so I'm sure to get a lot of wear out of it.

When my sale parcel arrived, I tried this top on and was pleased to find it easily accommodated the baby bump. I put it away in my wardrobe to wear later and so when I finally got around to wearing it, the bump was much bigger. I was tugging at this top all day also, just trying to pull it down! Definitely won't get worn again until after baby arrives.

Last worn: striped tank, Jeanswest maternity shorts, gold Havaianas, Balenciaga magenta day bag (above). First time I've worn the wrap top as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearstriped tank and a maxi skirt, Jeanswest maternity shorts and the ninja baby tee, Balenciaga magenta day bag and a graphic tee.

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Third Trimester Pregnancy Outfit Inspiration: 55 Outfit Ideas

Third trimester pregnancy dressing comes with it's own set of challenges! A lot of the regular wardrobe options that could be worn in the second trimester are outgrown in the third trimester, reducing the outfit possibilities and making getting dress rather uninspiring.

For my recent pregnancy, I implemented a third trimester pregnancy capsule wardrobe to try make it a little more fun.

The third trimester is definitely the time to repeat outfits that make you look and feel good, and to do so unashamedly! Find things that work for you and wear them as many times as you like. I've included 55 outfit ideas for the third trimester below, from both of my pregnancies. You can click on the links under the images to view more info about them.

Office Outfits:

In the third trimester, I still wore my ASOS maternity pencil skirts often, but the standout pieces were my wrap dresses. They were such an easy outfit that always fit the growing bump and never failed to look good. I wore wrap dresses a lot! I was able to find some regular non-maternity dresses in my wardrobe that still accommodated the baby bump too.

AwayFromBlue | ASOS tartan check maternity pencil skirt 4 ways

Third Trimester Office Wear: ASOS graphic print pencil skirt 4 outfit ideas

AwayFromBlue: 3rd Trimester Soon Maternity Madeline printed wrap dress for office wear

4 regular (non-maternity) dresses that work in third trimester

Friday, 8 April 2016

Pregnancy Capsule Wardrobe: 22 Items for Third Trimester Maternity Wear

Dressing in pregnancy is a fun challenge as the baby bump grows and changes every day! In order to simplify things this time around, I implemented a third trimester capsule wardrobe.

Why I Made a Pregnancy Capsule Wardrobe:

  • I've never tried a capsule wardrobe before (unless you count living out a suitcase for travel).
  • The baby bump was outgrowing my current wardrobe faster than I anticipated this time around.
  • I didn't have the luxury of time that I had in my first pregnancy to try on lots of outfit options each night and find things that still fit. (Or I didn't have the energy to do so after spending time with my toddler!)
  • The summer heat and humidity (that continued well into autumn in Brisbane) left me less inspired to try new things.
  • I had lots of great maternity pieces I wanted to wear as much as possible to make sure I got my money's worth.

Third Trimester Capsule Wardrobe in Video Form:

Below is a video covering the pieces in my capsule wardrobe, how I wore them, and my general thoughts about the experience.

The 22 Items In My Pregnancy Capsule Wardrobe:

A Few Notes On My 22 Items:

I didn't include accessories (scarves or bags or shoes) in this count. I also didn't include 'completer' pieces like my printed kimonos or blazers. I freely grabbed these from my wardrobe as and when I wanted them.

The pieces included were suitable for my part time office job, as well as being perfect for a stay at home mum the rest of the week.

Not everything was a maternity piece, I used pieces from my regular non-maternity wardrobe too.

There were a few times at the start of the third trimester where I wore pieces that weren't included in the capsule, but after realising they were getting uncomfortable I stuck to my capsule wardrobe for the majority of the time.

The 22 items I had were great over summer (and multiple heatwaves!), but would need to be changed for cooler weather. Simple things like swapping the maternity denim shorts for jeans instead, and some long sleeved tops and fewer tanks.

Outfit Combinations from a Pregnancy Capsule Wardrobe:

Some photos of my favourite third trimester outfits from my capsule wardrobe to give you an idea of how I wore all the pieces in the third trimester. Not an exhaustive list, as 3 months worth of daily outfit photos would be a pretty big post! You can see all the outfits I wore in the third trimester here.

AwayFromTheBlue | 3rd Trimester Capsule Wardrobe Office Wear Work Outfits

AwayFromBlue | Third Trimester Capsule Wardrobe Maternity Denim Outfits

AwayFromBlue | Third Trimester Capsule Wardrobe Casual SAHM Outfits 01

For my first capsule wardrobe experience, it was pretty fun, and I hope that it gives you some ideas or inspiration to try your own capsule wardrobe if you've often thought about it too.

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