Monday, September 22, 2014

Maxi Skirts in Spring - Florals, Stripes, Denim and Hearts

At last, I'm caught up with the current season and sharing some Spring outfits! Have been a bit behind with blogging lately, having too much fun with baby T :)

Here's what I wore to head to the shops with baby T:
first day of spring outfit Floral tank colour block maxi skirt denim jacket
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Tank: no label floral and lace top
SkirtAsos colour block maxi skirt in red (on sale!)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats

Baby T had a lovely long nap in the morning, which was helpful as I was fussing around my wardrobe wondering what to wear and taking longer than usual to decide. I knew I wanted to wear this pretty maxi skirt, but couldn't settle on a nice top. When I saw this floral one I thought it was too perfect - florals for the first day of spring! It was still a little chilly though, so the denim jacket was needed.

DH complimented my outfit when he got home that afternoon, so it was a winner in my book.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, denim jacket, floral tank, colour block maxi skirt, metallic mouse flats.

Here's what I wore to spend the day with my mum:
stella mccartney heart print scarf striped maxi skirt grey tee
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
ScarfStella McCartney heart print scarf
TeeSpectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black

This was another "I don't know what to wear" day, this time because I had to dress for two very different events! My sister and I had been nominated for the ALS ice bucket challenge, so while I wanted to be comfortable for a day out with my mum, I also needed to be wearing something that would stand up to having a bucket of water thrown over me. "What to wear for an ice bucket challenge?" is not something I'd normally ask of my wardrobe, so it took me a while to come up with an outfit!

Ended up with a grey tee and maxi skirt, with a nice scarf to add a bit of colour and some print mixing during the cooler morning. Was really comfortable all day for being out with baby, and minus the scarf it worked well when I got a bucket of ice water poured over me in the evening!

Last worn: Wayfarers (see above), heart print scarf, grey tee, striped maxi skirt, Converse.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Grey Tee, Pink Leopard Print Jeans | Tie Dye Maxi Dress, Blue Cardi

Here's what I wore to spend the day with my mum and sister:
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
TeeGrey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (new purchase)
Jeans: Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag

I like pairing pink and grey together as much as I do pink and blue! Very happy to be able to squeeze back into these jeans post-baby, they are such a fun statement pair. I used to have a grey leopard print jean as well, but I donated those and held onto these.

I wasn't too sure about the print on the scarf worn with the jeans, but my sister told me it looked okay. Glad I listened to her, I really liked this outfit. We went out to have lunch at the bayside, so the scarf was a good extra little something to kept the chill off. It was baby T's first time by the sea, but he was asleep for most of it, cuddled up with his auntie in the baby carrier. Such a lovely day, and a great lunch.

Last worn: Wayfarersskull scarf, leopard print skinnies, mouse flats, Marc Jacobs baby bag. First time I've worn the tee as it's a new purchase.

Here's what I wore to have a friend over:
Sunglasses: Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
CardiJeanswest long blue drape cardigan
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter

I love looking back and seeing the baby bump when I look up the last time I wore things. When I last wore this dress I was 39 weeks pregnant!

One of the ladies in my mother's group is starting up her own skincare business, and was looking for guinea pigs to practice on. I jumped at the chance for a pamper session! My mother in law and I had a really nice morning at home getting a free facial.

Ended up with a very blue outfit! Just wanted something easy to wear as I was really tired as baby T had been a little grouchy overnight, so wore a maxi dress with a cardi for warmth. Last time I wore a similar longline cardi with a maxi skirt I didn't like the way it looked, but I thought it looked nice left untied with the maxi dress this time. Maybe as the maxi dress has that elasticated section? Comfortable and practical outfit for a pamper session anyway :)

Last worn: blue sunglasses, blue cardigan, grey tie dye maxi dress, glitter flats.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Jeans, Grey Tees and Good Causes

Always wanting to be comfortable, I ended up wearing my favourite combination of jeans and a grey tee twice in a row. While I am trying to wear everything I have in my wardrobe and not end up in a denim rut..some days just call for jeans!

Here's what I wore to go out with DH and baby T:
Sundried Peruvian tribal print grey tee skinny jeans converse
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
Scarf: Inca 4 Stripes tee C/O Sundried (use promo code 'INCA' for 25% off!)
JeansSass and Bide strayed misfits skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black

Although I tried this tee on with my maxi skirt as soon as it arrived, for its first proper wearing out of the house I went with a classic and comfortable option - blue jeans!

Sundried sent me this lovely tee to wear, and I also get to pass along a discount code for you - just use promo code 'INCA' at checkout to get 25% off. I like the fun Peruvian-inspired tribal print, and it's great to know that the company is committed to doing good. The tee is made from organic cotton, and the company always works with fair-trade manufacturers. I'm the first to admit that I probably don't know as much about the origins of my wardrobe's contents as I should, which is why it's nice when you come across a company that proudly shares how they are trying to improve the world.

Last worn: Ray-ban, Sass and Bide jeans, Converse. First time I've worn the tee.

Here's what I wore for a casual day at home:
Oscar's law Help Break the puppy trade grey tee skinny jeans
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
TopOscar's Law 'Break the puppy trade' tee
JeansJeanswest 'spoylt' super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white

Another grey tee and denim combo! Did switch out the black Converse for my white ones, to make it a little different ;) Wanted to be comfortable for a quiet day at home - we had family over in the morning and went out in the afternoon for our usual walk.

I support Oscar's Law, and their message to "adopt, don't shop", and their goal of changing the law to prevent pet stores from selling puppies. Such a good cause to get behind. It would have been nice to have our little adopted dog Cooper sitting next to me for the photo, but he was busy catching up on his naps! He's still adjusting to baby T's cries interrupting his naptime schedule. Sometimes he lets out a big sigh when baby starts to cry, to let me know his nap has been cut short. It's very cute.

Last time I wore this tee I was stretching its limits in the third trimester of pregnancy, after getting it in the second trimester! It's so strange looking back at things I've worn during pregnancy and now, and a little odd wearing things I bought during pregnancy without a baby bump for the first time!

Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarers (see above), Oscar's Law tee, skinny jeans, Converse.

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