Friday, February 12, 2016

Third Trimester: Maternity Denim, Green and Blue and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

In the third trimester my wardrobe options get limited even further, so I'm pretty much wearing nothing but maternity clothes now. A positive to this is that I have a few green pieces I've been wearing. It was previously a colour I found tricky to wear, but I'm seeing the positive side as I've been encouraged to branch out and try wearing it more often.

What I wore:

Away From Blue Blog | Third Trimester Jeanswest Maternity skinny jeans tee floral kimono

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC floral kimono
Jacket: Cotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey (on sale here!) layered with Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
TeeJeanswest Sonny maternity tee in lagoon marle (C/O)
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

It was actually a cool summer day, which was a welcome change. I decided to get my maternity jeans out again. They haven't been worn as much in this pregnancy as they were last time, due to being pregnant over the different seasons. I'm enjoying my denim maternity shorts but it's been good to wear these jeans again when I can as I loved them so much last time around.

Thought I'd give the green tee a go with the navy kimono. I liked the colour combination, and the kimono was a cosy addition that came in handy for family birthday celebrations in the evening as it cooled down a little more.

As it's the second time I've worn this kimono, and I'm reviewing everything I buy after wearing it twice to see how my new purchases are working in my wardrobe, my purchase review:

This kimono was a complete impulse buy. I wouldn't have paid full price for it, but for $3 I strongly felt I should buy it! I figured even if I only wore it a few times it would be a good cost per wear. It is really quite oversized on me, but I'm loving it. It's simple to wear, it's not too hot for summer, and I love the cocoon style, even if I do sometimes worry it seems to swamp me in photos. I'm glad I bought it.


Last worn: navy floral kimono, sea glass green maternity tee, maternity skinny jeans, metallic Marc by Marc Jacobs tuxedo flatssilver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearfloral kimono and white tank, green tee and a scarf, maternity skinny jeans for a weekend trip, tuxedo flats and a maxi dresssilver mini MAC and a printed dress.









What I wore:

Away From Blue Australian Style Blogger | Summer Third Trimester Tank Shorts Kimono Outfit

AwayFromTheBlue Blog | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag denim shorts
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono (on sale, 70% off!)
NecklaceJeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
SingletJeanswest maternity tank in sea glass
ShortsJeanswest 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:

Returning to my maternity shorts as the summer heat was back. This was a perfect outfit for a morning playdate with toddler T and some friends.

Another blue and green outfit! I'd always heard the rule 'blue and green should never be seen', which is probably why I had so little green in my wardrobe, given how much blue I have in my wardrobe! But I really liked the colour combination in this outfit. A good example of why trying different combinations is a good thing. If it doesn't work you can just take everything off again, or you could find a new combination you love.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, navy printed kimono, green maternity tank, maternity boyfriend shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wear: navy printed kimono and pink accessoriesgreen maternity tank and Bermuda shortsmaternity boyfriend shorts and a striped tankmetallic silver mini MAC and a maxi dress.






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Wednesday, February 10, 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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Monday, February 8, 2016

Corporate Style: Wrap Dresses In Third Trimester and Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote

Gong Xi Fa Cai to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! Neither of the outfits below feature the traditional red or gold, instead I'm sharing what I wore to work a few weeks ago. Toddler T is still getting generously showered in little red envelopes though, we celebrate Chinese New Year.


Congratulations to Sarah who won the #Struggles Book giveaway, by sharing some great advice for anyone feeling overwhelmed with social media:
The advice that I would give is to fast from social media. When you give it up, you give up your ties to it and it's hold on you is gone. Just distance yourself from it at least for a while.
There were lots of great entries, and similar advice, but I liked Sarah's mention that sometimes we need to to break the 'hold' we feel social media has on us.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Atmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print third trimester outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff moon navy medium MAB Tote bag baby bump
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
DressAtmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey (on sale in black)
Bracelets: the usual plus turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale in blackor in blue)

Why I wore it:

I was excited to wear my new dress! I saw this on incredible sale at the Iconic for boxing day and ordered a size larger than my usual so that it would hopefully fit the baby bump. Was really pleased to find it accommodated a third trimester belly nicely. It's still on sale too...

I had an important meeting in the morning and then lunch with friends in the afternoon, this dress was the perfect office wear for that. And the print nicely disguised the fact that I spilled a little sauce down the front at lunch, haha!



Last worn: studded mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag. First time I've worn the dress as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearstudded mouse flats and a pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag and winter layering.


More beautiful printed wrap dresses under $100:







What I wore:

Away From Blue | Third trimester soon maternity printed wrap dress office outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy JORD black fieldcrest watch
Necklace: custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette, Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
Dress: Soon Maternity 'Madeline' grey print wrap dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale in greyor in burgundy)

Why I wore it:

While the dress in my first outfit isn't a maternity piece, this maternity wrap dress is one of my favourite pregnancy purchases from last time around. It always looks good, worked well for another day in the office and the navy MAB tote goes with everything of course.

I'm not sure how much use this bag will get when I go on maternity leave, but it's so perfect for the office and I think such a classic style I'm pleased I bought it last year.


Last worn: Soon Maternity printed wrap dress, metallic ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wear: Soon Maternity printed wrap dress and Chloe paddington, metallic ballet flats and a maxi dressRebecca Minkoff MAB tote with a dress as a top.






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