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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Marc By Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo and Purple! Casual Friday Maternity Top and Jeans, MEV Havana Maxi Dress

Here's what I wore to work on Friday:
Third trimester Casual Friday Office Wear Maternity jeans and top Jeanswest pink and purple

marc by marc jacobs hillier hobo bag worn alexander mcqueen skull scarf
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace
TopJeanswest 'Felicity' maternity shirt in amethyst
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware


Lots more rain and cooler weather on Friday, so I got to bring out one of my scarves that has been packed away for a while. I thought the pink skull print looked really nice with the purple top and peachy bag.

Last time I wore this top, I paired it with a pencil skirt and it really didn't look great. Just too shapeless and long. I much prefer it with the skinny jeans, doesn't seem to overwhelm me as much. What do you think?


Last worn: Alexander McQueen skull scarfamethyst maternity shirt, maternity skinny jeanstwo tone flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier hobo bag.



Here's what I wore today:
Zibibo MEV Havana maxi dress purple australian summer pregnant blogger

MbMJ Hillier hobo blush pink with gold bracelet stack
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: sterling silver monogram necklace C/O MyNameNecklace.com.au
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus pink and gold bracelet stack on other arm
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware


After the cooler weather the past few days, the heat was back in time for the weekend! Still looking longingly at my scarves each day...haha! After moving them out of baby's room they are hanging up in the wardrobe in the bedroom and I see them every day as I wait for autumn weather to kick in. Had been planning to wear another one of my many scarves and even my boots today, but was nicely surprised with some sunshine and warmth.

Went with a simple maxi dress outfit due to the heat, with only a few accessories due to the humidity. Spent the afternoon in the city, did some shopping and watched my friend take part in a Salsa dance flash mob. Something a little different from the usual! Was a fun afternoon.


Last worn: Ray-Ban sunglassesMEV Havana maxi dress, Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs pink Hillier Hobo bag (see above).

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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Zibibo Maternity Purple Maxi Dress Review, MbMJ Fran Bag | Casual Tee and Denim Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Here's what I wore on Saturday:
Zibibo Australia MEV Havana Maxi Dress in Iris Orchid MbMJ Fran

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Carob brown purple blue mixed metal bracelet stack
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Dress: MEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Forever New 'orchid petal' skinny belt
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus old multi-coloured bangle set, Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle, pastel friendship bracelet C/O Seri Marea Jewellery
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


This is the beautiful maxi dress I chose from Zibibo Australia that I mentioned previously. It's the MEV Havana maxi dress and comes in black, grey, blue and purple. I had a hard time picking which one to get, thinking at first that maybe I should be practical and go for the black or grey. Since I don't have any purple maxi dresses, I settled on the 'Iris Orchid' colour. So glad I did, it is an absolutely stunning colour. One thing to mention is that the dress is sold as ankle length, but is the perfect just above the floor length for my short frame.

Figuring out how to dress a growing baby bump is a learning experience almost every day, but I like that I can just throw this dress on, know it will fit, and feel pretty. And I'm not the only one that has high praise for it! I posted this dress on instagram, and it was picked up and regrammed by Ifabbo! We had a few appointments and errands to run on Saturday, and everyone I spoke to asked me about the pregnancy, how far along I was and told me that I looked fantastic. The best feedback for this dress I think, when complete strangers take the time to tell me I'm looking good!

Like the bubble tank that I wore on Thursday, the dress is made of bamboo and cotton so it's really comfortable to wear and won't need ironing. And it's designed for nursing too. The items on Zibibo cost more than I'd usually have considered for maternity wear, but seeing how well designed they are and how long they are supposed to last, the prices make sense. Everything I received I will be wearing long after baby has arrived. Zibibo sell baby clothes too, so I'm going to have to pick up something for baby!


If you are pregnant, I hope you've enjoyed my little reviews of the maternity wear I was sent. Thank you so much to Michelle from Zibibo for kindly offering me the pieces, I know I will get a lot of wear out of them.


Last worn: lilac skinny beltWittner studded sandalsMarc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag. First time I've worn the dress.



Here's what I wore today:
Hendrick boards yellow love tee second trimester maternity denim shorts

Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC Balenciaga icy blue coated wrap bracelet
Sunglasses: gifted Cotton On 'Kirsten sunnie' in yellow
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TeeHendrick Boards Love Changes Everything for Champ tee
Shorts: Jeanswest maternity rolled up shorts (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet in icy blue
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine


Casual shorts and tee outfit today. The denim shorts are new - I caved and bought maternity shorts to see me through the tail end of the summer heat. Glad I did, although there was a lovely breeze today it was still rather warm, couldn't have worn jeans! I've seen many bloggers wearing yellow lately too, I was inspired to pull out the only yellow top I own.

I spent a little bit of time yesterday afternoon cleaning out the rest of my wardrobe to have a clean slate for baby's room, and spent most of my time at home today continuing with that. Wanted to be comfortable as I moved stuff around. Not the heavy stuff though, DH had to help me with that! I'm getting tired out a lot easier than before, so I'm taking longer to do things. Trying to focus on small tasks and make steady progress :) Have completely dismantled my handbag wall and all of my handbags are now hiding in 3 boxes under the bed instead of being out on display. So exciting to think that soon where my bags used to be we will have lots of baby things instead!


Last worn: yellow sunnies, love changes everything tee, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC. First time I've worn the shorts.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Maxi Dresses and Quilted Bags

Continuing the feeling of being so behind with blogging, two more maxi dress outfits I wore before Christmas! I actually ended up wearing these both on the same day - one during the day for my local ABA Christmas party, and the other in the evening for my office Christmas party.

What I wore:

Mothers En Vogue Havana pink maxi dress floral lei vintage chanel bag Christmas party outfit | away from the blue

Chanel vintage quilted lambskin diana flap bag beaded bracelet stack | away from the blue

awayfrom blue instagram pink MEV havana maxi dress floral lei themed Christmas party outfit
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
Necklace: floral lei with Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace layered with Tai gold alphabet necklacesgifted frangipani necklace, and For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
ShoesNineWest "Quicken" wedges in natural
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap (same in blue)

Why I wore it:

As you can tell, my office Christmas party had a theme, ha! I'd been looking forward to the party this year. Last December I was on maternity leave, and although my boss invited me to the Christmas party it was when I was in hospital with Baby Boy so I had to turn it down.

It was a bittersweet night. It was wonderful catching up with colleagues outside of work, especially those that have moved teams while was on leave and I no longer get to work closely with. I loved getting to have a good chat again! However it was so sad too as inevitably discussion turned to last year's party, which I missed because of the hospital stay. Made me really miss my boys, and I couldn't wait to get home to them.
There was one funny moment where a colleague said I should have come along to the party last year anyway, and I had to explain that as I was Baby Boy's food source (breastfeeding) I couldn't leave him. While this beautiful pink maxi dress is a nursing dress, we don't need that feature now. Worked perfectly with the floral lei to tie in with the party theme, and I even wore my frangipani necklace (and a few other ones).

This vintage Chanel bag is one of my treasured pieces, and the cross body strap came in handy to allow me to hold food and drinks. I even wore wedges for a bit of extra height (although I regretted it a little when I got home, so used to flats now!).


Last worn: MEV pink maxi dress, gold glitter belt, nude wedges, vintage Chanel bag.

Other ways to wearpink maxi dress worn 30 ways, nude wedges and lace dress, vintage Chanel bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyMEV pink maxi dress at 39 weeks, vintage Chanel bag in second trimester.




More Quilted Handbags:








What I wore:

mothers group Christmas party embellished maxi dress outfit rebecca minkoff quilted love bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram mothers group Christmas party outfit Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag
Necklace: Nibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!) and Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap

Why I wore it:

This was what I wore during the day - we had our local Australian Breastfeeding Association Christmas party, where we play a sneaky secret santa. Everyone brings a gift under $10, we all draw a number, then the person with number 1 unwraps a gift. The next person can pick another gift to unwrap, or steal the first one. Lots of people involved their toddlers and asked their opinion so they got in on the game too, so much fun. Toddler T had a great time! We enjoyed making the brownies with the kit we won too.

As expected though, all the time with toddlers and yummy morning tea and presents everywhere, my dress looked a little worse for wear so I was glad I'd planned a different dress to wear in the evening!

This was the perfect Christmas party outfit though, dressy but casual at the same time. Maxi dresses work for so many dress codes! Last year I went in shorts and tee, anything goes really. I did feel a little over dressed for my afternoon dentist appointment, with the embellished dress and bag strap, but my dentist ended up complimenting me on it so at least it made her smile! :)


Last worn: embellished maxi dress, black Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff crystal guitar strap, Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag.

Other ways to wearembellished maxi dress with scarf as a belt, Rebecca Minkoff crystal guitar strap and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyembellished maxi dress at 39 weeks, Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag in third trimester.




Maxi Dresses Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:

Maxi dresses are a great option for a busy mum - they are grab and go outfits! You can accessorise them with layers of delicate necklaces, or stick with a practical teething necklace for time with toddlers. Quilted bags look great with them, and a cross body option allows you to go hands free.  Maxi dresses work for many different dress codes as they can be as formal or casual as you want. Nice to wear in the summer heat too.


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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Plain Maxi Dresses in the Second Trimester - Christmas Outfit Ideas Under $100

First up, Shopbop are having an extra 25% off sale items, and some of the things I've featured in my Gift Guides are on sale! Just use code 'BONUS25', for 3 days only!


As I've mentioned before, the summer heat and humidity in Brisbane along with a growing baby bump has meant that I'm reaching for dresses as a nice comfortable and cool maternity option. And you can never go wrong with a maxi dress!


What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Mothers En Vogue Iris orchid pink Havana maxi dress with purple bag second trimester

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff plum purple mini MAB tote with pink maxi dress
NecklaceJeanswest Taki necklace (C/O) layered with Tai gold alphabet necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: C/O Poppywinkle brown weave belt
ShoesIkwetta 'Circles of life' sandals (C/O)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (also love this metallic one!)

Why I wore it:

This dress was one of my favourite maternity items in my last pregnancy, but it's taken me a while to get around to wearing it this time! While I did wear it a little post-pregnancy (it's a nursing dress too) it had been packed away with the rest of my maternity clothes and after unpacking it I had been waiting for the perfect occasion. I had been planning to wear it to toddler T's playgroup Christmas party for a while. Was the best thing to wear on such a hot day.

The only thing I didn't like about this outfit was the belt - I really wished I'd worn a different one. With an inquisitive toddler who loves to pull out all my accessories I've had to move my belts up to the top of the wardrobe and I didn't have time to rummage through the box and grab the one I wanted as we were running late. Just went with the first one I saw.

If you remember last time I wore this necklace it had a few more strands - the best feature about this necklace is that you can separate the pieces and wear it together or wear it separately. For less than $50 it's a great gift idea too!


Last worn: Ray-ban Wyafarers (above), pink MEV Havana maxi dressbraided beltIkwetta sandalspurple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearmaxi dress layered up for winter without a baby bumpbraided belt and a printed shirt dressIkwetta sandals and skinny jeansRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag and a boho printed dress.



Plain maxi dresses under $100: (for before, during, or after pregnancy)




Plain doesn't have to mean boring - a block colour maxi dress is a beautifully simple outfit.


Nursing maxi dresses under $100: (perfect for breastfeeding as well as pregnancy)






What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Jeanswest Black halter neck maxi dress red singlet modest second trimester outfit

Away From The Blue | Rebecca Minkoff mini quilted affair bag in fire engine red
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace
Dress: thrifted black Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set
BagRebecca Minkoff mini quilted affair bag in fire engine red (on sale in burgundy or on sale in pink)

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a busy day. We spent the morning braving the local Westfield gift shopping, crossing a few more gifts off our lists. Then I popped into the city to meet Rachel from A Nesting Nomad. It was great catching up with her and her hubby briefly while she was in the country! After having afternoon tea with them though I was still a bit full when we had dinner with the in-laws in the evening.

Red and black seemed like a nice colour combination, and it gave me an excuse to wear my quilted Rebecca Minkoff mini affair bag that hasn't been getting worn lately.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, red singlet, black maxi dress, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini affair bag.

Other ways to wearred singlet and skinny jeans, black maxi dress layered for winter, studded sandals and a wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini affair bag and a navy shirt dress.


Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Fresh Fashion, Style Me Wednesday, Oh Hey Girl, Throwback Thursday, Fashion Files, Fun Fashion, Fabulous Friday.


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Monday, 26 May 2014

Rebecca Minkoff Yellow Swing Bag with Purple Maxi Dress, Orange Stripe Tank and Grey Skirt

Here's what I wore on Sunday:
Third trimester LV bandeau worn as belt MEV havana purple maxi dress bright yellow bag

Bright canary yellow rebecca minkoff swing handbag colour blocking with purple dress
Necklacevintage gold initial necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Louis Vuitton "comete" bandeau scarf worn as a belt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow


Still wearing my Rebecca Minkoff swing bag! I really wanted to pair it with the purple maxi dress at least once. Thought the colours worked nicely together. It's gotten much warmer all of a sudden, despite winter being just a week away, so bright colours seemed a good outfit to wear on hot Sunday.

The purples and pinks in the scarf go so well with the dress too, looks like they were made to be paired together, don't you think?


Last worn: havana maxi dress, Louis Vuitton bandeau, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff yellow Swing bag.



Here's what I wore today:
Away From Blue Third trimester pairing orange and yellow together with grey maxi skirt

Rebecca Minkoff swing handbag bright yellow
Necklace: custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Tank: Jeanswest 'Sarah' stripe tank in firecracker/coconut 
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow


Much more casual outfit today (although still with the same bag...) as I wanted to be comfortable out and about doing the grocery shopping I didn't get to do on Sunday as DH had a work event. Again, was warm enough to go sleeveless and not worry about adding any extra layers. Really doesn't feel like the end of Autumn!

Don't think I've ever paired orange and yellow together before - but I liked it. It was funny to come across Wilfully Elegant's latest post today where she paired the same colours together too. Must be the warm weather we are both experiencing, or the fact that great minds think alike!


Last worn: Jeanswest orange stripe tank, Target grey maxi skirt, Havaianas (see above), Rebecca Minkoff Swing (see above).


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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Final Pregnancy Outfit: Maxi Dress and Vintage Chanel Bag

This is the last pregnancy outfit I took photos of for the blog! While baby arrived a couple of weeks ago, I've been sharing the backed up outfit photos.

I've mentioned before, when I had baby T, that dressing to care for a newborn is all about just finding something clean to wear and doesn't really make for blog worthy outfits. Most of the time you want to stay at home anyway, and not get dressed up and go out. Having a little backlog of outfit posts has let me relax and not feel any pressure to get back into 'normal' clothing, and embrace the pyjama days and newborn snuggles as much as possible. Adjusting to two under two is a big change, blogging has not been at the front of my mind.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | MEV Havana maxi dress evening pregnancy date night outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap bag
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

Wore this out for a date night with hubby. Back in the first trimester, I'd optimistically booked tickets to a show just a few days before my due date. My reasoning was that I didn't want to be stuck home feeling sorry for myself, missing a sold-out show and being heavily pregnant. When I didn't go into labour the day of the show or the day after, I was glad I'd bought the tickets! It was nice to get dressed up for an evening and enjoy spending some time together before our second son arrived.

I don't see myself using my vintage Chanel bag when looking after a baby and a toddler, so it was good to have a reason to use it before packing it away for a little while.


This dress has been worn a lot over both my pregnancies, and afterwards too as it's nursing friendly. It was nice to take a final pregnancy photo in it, although I didn't know it at the time!

AwayFromBlue | Final Baby Bump Update Photo 39 Weeks


Thank you for following along with my pregnancy journey.


Last wornMothers En Vogue maxi dress, black glitter belt, Havaianas, vintage Chanel flap bag.

Other ways to wearmaxi dress and a Louis Vuitton scarf, glitter belt over a cardigan, vintage Chanel flap bag for a house party.






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Monday, 22 February 2016

Bright Maxi Dresses, Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Bags

I've been wearing my Rebecca Minkoff bags a lot! They are perfect for wearing cross body, allowing me to be hands-free which is essential for chasing after a toddler.

What I wore: 

AwayFromBlue | Third Trimester summer BBQ outfit MEV Havana maxi dress magenta purple bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum with faux fur pom pom charm
Necklace: Eye Candy LA gold and turquoise cuff necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

After a busy morning rushing around trying to get everything cleaned and organised, we had a wonderfully relaxed afternoon. We had a few friends around for a BBQ, so I knew I wanted to wear this maxi dress. It makes such a simple outfit. Comfortable and just as perfect during pregnancy as it is post-baby, plus I love the colour.

I've worn the magenta dress and purple bag together before, it's a colour combination I really like.


Last worn: maternity maxi dress, gold glitter belt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearmaternity maxi dress and a sequin scarf, gold glitter belt and maxi dress without a baby bump, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and skinny jeans.


Beautiful bright maxi dresses under $100:




Maternity maxi dresses under $100:






What I wore:

Away From Blue | Aussie Summer pregnancy outfit Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey (on sale here!)
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, also on sale in yellow!)

Why I wore it:

In contrast to the outfit above, when I wore this dress I hadn't been planning the outfit in advance. I threw this on because it was hot and humid and despite feeling terrible, I had to take toddler T and myself to the doctors as we were both unwell. The maxi dress seemed like the easiest option to be as unrestricted as possible. The wonderful air conditioning at the doctors was a welcome reprieve from the heat too.

Kept the accessories simple - my metallic mini MAC bag and House of Harlow necklace which always look good together.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, blue printed maxi dress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearblue printed maxi dress for a first birthday party, print mixing outfit and Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.






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Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year! Festive Maxi Dress Outfits With a Sequin Scarf and Quilted Bags

Happy new year!

I can't believe this post marks 4 years of blogging! 863 posts, countless outfits... thank you all for following along and supporting me. Thank you to everyone who reads what I write, who leaves a sweet comment, and who adds value to my blog. It's readers like you that have encouraged me to keep this blog going each year. I truly value your friendship and thoughtful comments.

I've enjoyed being able to share my real everyday style with you over the years. In a world of perfectly posed, professionally shot and photoshopped pictures, I've enjoyed sharing my quick little snaps taken before I leave the house each day, puppy and toddler photobombs sometimes included! It's been wonderful reading along with all my blog friends too. I highly recommend you check them out.


While trying to wear more of my wardrobe and think more about what I buy, I hope I've inspired you to try to wear more of your wardrobe and to re-wear and remix what you already own. Through my numerous outfit fails, I've shown that not every outfit is perfect. Not everything is or has to be perfect, despite appearances on social media. Fashion is all about fun - or we wouldn't have so many pretty things stuffed in our wardrobes! So enjoy what you own, have fun with what you wear, and remember that at the end of the day clothes are only clothes. We get to take them off each night and start fresh every morning.

Here are your favourite OOTD shots from 2015 too, my #2015bestnine:

Outfit posts:
purple maxi dress: still to be blogged | pink and burgundy | maternity shorts and maxi cardi


2015 has been a big year, here's hoping 2016 is bigger and better and full of everything you wish for!



Figured now was a good time to share my Christmas outfits - I added some sparkle to them with my sequin scarf worn as a belt. A great accessory for a maxi dress, and anything with sequins seems so perfectly festive for Christmas and New Years.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second Trimester Christmas Maxi dress outfit RM Love bag MEV Havana

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey silver tiffany charm bracelet stack
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace layered with Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: white and silver sequin scarf worn as a belt
Shoes: Asos 'five star' leather sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (get an extra 40% off at Rebecca Minkoff with code 'BYE2015'!)

Why I wore it:

We were lucky enough to celebrate Christmas twice this year! For previous years we've visited both sides of the family on the same day, but this year was just like last year and more relaxed with each family celebrating on a different day. This is what I wore to celebrate early with hubby's side of the family. I wore this maxi dress last year on Christmas day, without the baby bump, but as we didn't visit hubby's family that day I figured I could re-wear it for this year. I made it a little different by swapping the belt for my sequin scarf. Accessories are so great for making 'new' outfits out of old favourites!


Last worn: purple maxi dress, sequin scarf, Asos leather sandals, Rebecca Minkoff love bag.

Other ways to wearmaxi dress layered up for winter, sequin scarf as a headband, Asos leather sandals and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff love bag and skinny jeans.



Where to buy pretty sequin scarves:



And pretty sequin snoods:






What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Second Trimester Pregnancy Christmas Day Maternity Outfit black embellished maxi dress

AwayFromTheBlue | Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap mixed metal bracelet stack
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace layered with Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
Belt: white and silver sequin scarf worn as a belt
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (new purchase)
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet and Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

This was what I wore for Christmas day. I had really liked wearing the sequin scarf as a belt previously, so thought I'd add it to this dress too. It already has a pretty embellished neckline, but Christmas is a time for sequins and shimmer and glitter! I gave it a go and was pleased that it didn't feel like too much sparkle. We spent the morning at home together and then headed over to my parents for lunch and more present opening.


Last worn: embellished maxi dresssequin scarf, vintage Chanel bag. First time I've worn the flats as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearembellished maxi dress and a denim jacketsequin scarf with a printed tankvintage Chanel bag and jeans.




The Asos sale continues, and with further reductions it's now up to 70% off!




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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Maxi Dresses and Glitter Belts! Third Trimester Baby Bump Dressing

Here's what I wore for casual Friday:
balenciaga sorbet city studded sandals black french connection jersey maxi dress 3rd trimester pregnancy

Balenciaga sorbet city bag RH
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace
DressFrench Connection Meadow jersey maxi dress in black
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet


Took advantage of the "casual" aspect of casual Friday and wore a maxi dress to the office! This outfit is actually an idea I'd had for a while, but had saved for the third trimester when I knew I'd be finding it difficult picking what to wear to work. I really like the drape on this jacket, and thought it kept the maxi dress from looking too informal. Got a few compliments, and a few "wow your bump is huge!" comments so I consider it a good outfit, haha.

Can't believe I've only worn this jacket once before on the blog though - definitely should be wearing it more often!


Last worn: black maxi dress, waterfall drape jacket, gold glitter beltstudded Balenciaga sandals, Balenciaga sorbet city.



Here's what I wore today:
Mothers En Vogue Havanna Maxi Dress Third Trimester 32 weeks pregnant aussie blogger

vintage chanel flap bag away from blue blogger
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


Another maxi dress! I think my pregnancy dressing is getting even more theme based than before. If something worked one day, I want to wear something really similar the next! It does make figuring out what to wear easier :)

This is what I wore this evening, for a family birthday dinner. I wore a similar outfit during the day, without the belt and with my Louis Vuitton neverfull. We spent the day with my father in law, and test drove another car. In the evening we went out for dinner with family and friends, then had cake and champagne (of course I skipped the champagne!). Was a really nice way to end the day.


Last worn: Ray-BansMEV Havana maxi dress, Kmart black glitter belt, Balenciaga sandals (see above), vintage Chanel flap bag.

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