Friday, October 24, 2014

Peplum Tank, Lace Pencil Skirt, MbMJ Bags, Myer Giftorium

Just one outfit today as it's a bit of a wordy post! Sharing what I wore to a blogger event at Myer Brisbane:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceRoie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace
TopZalora basics ruffle hem tank in black (on sale)
SkirtLiving Doll Wednesday black lace skirt
Shoes: Wittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster and Marc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag

You might have seen on instagram or twitter that I was invited along to view the Myer Giftorium last week. The best part was that baby T was invited along too! Although too young to appreciate the magicians or the jugglers, he did enjoy seeing his first live band we were treated to some Christmas carols. I also indulged in a little bit of Christmas shopping. I have so little time to shop now, as I want to spend all my time with baby T, so I figure getting a head start on gifts is a good idea! Even though it is only October....

I wasn't sure what to wear to such an event - I knew I'd have baby T in his stroller for the majority of the time (although I did bring his baby carrier just in case!) so I was rather free to pick what I wanted to wear. I'd wanted to pair this ruffle detail tank top with my maxi skirts when I bought it, but it's just not a flattering look. I thought with a pencil skirt, it looked a lot better!

This pretty lace skirt is one of the skirts I'd put away into a box of "for after baby" clothes that I'd been adding to as I outgrew things in my wardrobe during pregnancy. While there are some things I still don't fit into, I'd put aside a lot of skirts that do fit me again now, and it's perfect weather to start wearing them! Worked out really well! Added the red bag for some colour, and also as it allowed me easy access to my camera even while cuddling baby T.

As it's the second time I've blogged this tank since I purchased it, my purchase review:
While it is something that's fairly limited in what I can pair it with due to the length on my petite frame, I like this tank enough to be glad I purchased it. It's just a little different from a plain black tank with the ruffle hem detail, so it's sure to get lots of wear. I'm pleased I had so many useful items in my monthly purchases this time around, I'm getting closer to my shopping goals.

Now a little bit about the Giftorium!

The Myer Giftorium is set up so that you can do lots of Christmas shopping in one place - they have the area organised into "12 themes of Christmas" to cover everyone on your list. I took some photos of my favourite themes below. Fashionista, Glmaour Gran, Dapper Dad, Miracle Mum....There was even a 'Paws Corner' for shopping for Cooper! They have 'Gifticians' who will help you find the perfect gift if you're stuck for ideas, and 'Producticians' to demonstrate some of the gifts.

Myer have public launch celebrations for the Giftorium on Saturday the 8th November in all stores, with the biggest range and events lined up for the stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Definitely worth checking out, even if it's only for soaking up the Christmas spirit!

Last worn: Wayfarersruffle detail tank, lace pencil skirt, black flats, Marc Jacobs Ukita bag, Marc By Marc Jacobs baby bag.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spring Dresses: Daytime and Evening Outfits

I've really been enjoying wearing dresses this Spring! I recently wore two dresses, for day and night looks. One I'm adding to the donate pile, and one that's definitely staying in my wardrobe!

Here's what I wore to take baby T for his vaccinations:
Spring Daytime Outfit Skater Dress LBD Converse Chucks Skull scarf
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
ScarfAlexander McQueen magenta skull scarf in roses print
Dress: Glassons black cotton skater dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black

This is only the fourth time I've worn this dress since I bought it over a year ago. I've been wanting to wear it for a while recently, but as I often do, when getting dressed I've passed up wearing a nice basic dress for something more interesting. It took me a while to get around to actually wearing it, and I wasn't really very comfortable wearing it, so it's time for it to leave my wardrobe.

This was an okay outfit for baby-wearing in theory, and the dress, skull scarf and Chucks combination is one I've worn a lot recently, but I just didn't really like the dress this time around. Looks perfectly okay in the photo, but I didn't feel that great in it.

Last worn: Ray-Ban wayfarer, Alexander McQueen skull scarf, Glassons skater dress, Converse.

Here's what I wore to go out into the city with my sister for the evening:
Coach Madison Sophia bag, Atmos&Here Willow Tee Dress Black Blazer
Jacket: thrifted Zara black blazer
Necklacevintage gold initial necklace
DressAtmos & Here Willow printed tee dress
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
Bag: Coach Madison Sophia satchel in black (borrowed!)

Wore this outfit for an evening out with my sister. We went out for dinner, some delicious gelato, and stopped by the Coach Fall 2014 event at Brisbane Wintergarden. I even had a cheeky glass of champagne!

As we were heading out to a Coach event I wasn't sure if I should be wearing something from Coach.....not sure what the rules are, I don't really get invited to many brand events! Luckily my sister has a couple of Coach bags so I took the chance to borrow hers for the evening. Was a really nice bag to carry actually. My sister has taken it around the world (literally!) and it still looks really good. Sadly, we didn't see anything in the new collection we wanted to buy, but it was fun to have a browse. The little paper bag I'm carrying behind the purse was just a gift bag.

Once again I wore this printed dress with ankle boots. I'm repeating it a lot lately, it's just such an easy piece to wear. Pretty much wearing it as soon as it's washed and ironed from the last time!

Last worn: Zara blazer, Atmos&Here tee dress, Acne Pistol boots. First time I've used the bag as it was borrowed from my sister.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Jersey Maxi Skirts, Tank Tops, Kimono and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB

Ended up wearing maxi skirts two days in a row! Not surprising considering I loved them so much in pregnancy I keep reaching for them instead of jeans post-baby.

Here's what I wore to spend the morning with some mums and bubs:
splendid stripe tank black jersey maxi skirt Converse Chucks
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
TankSplendid double French stripe tank in 'Flamingo' pink
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag

I caught up with some other mummies from my mother's group to go for a little walk and get some socialisation for the babies and us. It was really nice enjoying the warm, sunny day and getting a bit of exercise too. The other mums were in fitness gear, but I don't own gym clothes! I figured a nice light tank and maxi skirt with some Chucks was a good casual outfit for getting out.

The only problem with wearing this was that I forgot to put on sunscreen. Being a new mum and sometimes a little sleep deprived, I do forget things from time to time. But I really suffered after this forgetful moment! My poor shoulders were uncovered and got extremely burnt. Need to throw some sunscreen in the baby bag for the next time I forget to put it on in the morning. Just glad my BB cream has some SPF in it so at least my face was protected, and that my legs were shielded by the maxi skirt.

Last worn: Wayfarers, striped tank, jersey maxi skirt, Converse, Marc by Marc Jacobs baby bag.

Here's what I wore to go shopping:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Just Jeans paisley print kimono jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
TopJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Royal Lilac purple
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Went out shopping with my mum and sister the day after the great sunburn walk. I was having such a tough time finding something to wear. My own fault for forgetting sunscreen! I was running out of time finding something to wear as baby T and I were meeting my family at the stores. Started with the maxi skirt as I wanted to be comfortable, and ended up picking the tank top as it was the only thing that didn't "scratch" my shoulders. Even just a simple seam on a tee was too much for my red skin!

I still needed to cover up a little more to avoid any further sunburn, so I picked this kimono as it's so lightweight. I've worn it with a maxi skirt before when I was pregnant, in an almost identical outfit, but it's not a combination I'd usually go for as it's a voluminous top and skirt together. Ended up quite liking this outfit though, although it's not something I would have put together normally. What do you think? Too much with the skirt and kimono together, or not bad?

Last worn: kimono, purple tank, grey maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB.