Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Statement Denim Outfits - Blue and Purple, Metallic Gold and Mixed Print Shirt. Monthly Purchases

Just like Monday's post, getting a little uninspired with my outfit choices and I wore jeans twice in a row! Coloured jeans for a bit of interest, but still sticking with the comfy denim!

Here's what I wore to spend the day with my mum:
Blue and Purple Sheer Stripe Tee layered tank skinny jeans Spring outfit
TeeAtmos&Here 'Cara' mesh panel tee (on sale!)
Tank: Jeanswest 'Jenni' basic singlet in Hawaii blue
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs

Wore this to spend the day with my mum, and a slightly grouchy baby T! It was a cooler, overcast day so I layered up a little with this sheer stripe tee over a tank. First time I've ever worn this tank without a baby bump! I was in my second trimester last time I wore it.

I really like wearing blue and purple together, I've worn this combination before frequently with these jeans. The one thing I didn't like in this outfit was the stripe tee. It was one of my July purchases, right back when I started sharing my purchases and trying to be more careful to only buy things I'd actually use. Since July, this is only it's third wear. While I do like it with jeans, much more than it worn with maxi skirts, it was a bit warm despite the cooler day. With the weather warming up more too it's unlikely I'll get a lot more days to wear it this year, so it would be sitting in my wardrobe for a long time before it would get worn again. Given the limited ways I can wear it, and the limited time I'll have left to wear it, I don't think it's going to be a frequently reached for piece. I did consider this in my purchase review after wearing it twice, but I held onto it then, thinking I might still get lots of wear out of it. Today it's leaving my wardrobe, going into the donate pile, and serving as a lesson to myself to really think things through before I buy them! Not a great cost-per-wear.

Slowly but surely, I'll work my way through wearing all the items in my wardrobe and end up with a wardrobe full of things I love to wear and can wear in multiple ways!

Last worn: blue tank, sheer stripe tee, purple skinny jeans, Havaianas.

Here's what I wore to meet my mothers group and run errands:
Spring Outfit Sass and Bide Metallic skinny jeans Jeanswest mixed print shirt
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace layered with vintage gold initial necklace
ShirtJeanswest 'Ruby' mixed print shirt
JeansSass and Bide 'Three Words' metallic gold jeans
Shoes: Cotton On thin strap thongs in black
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag

Unlike the previous outfit, I loved everything about this one! The sleeves on the shirt were a little frustrating to me through the day, but only as I was in a rush in the morning and hadn't taken the time to roll them up properly.

Wore this shirt for a busy day! Caught up with some of the ladies in my mother's group in the morning, and then had to run around fitting in as many errands as I could. No matter what time I go, there always seems to be a huge line at the bank.....thankfully we got home in time for my mother in law's visit that afternoon.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, mixed print shirtmetallic skinny jeansCotton On thongsMarc by Marc Jacobs baby bag.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Grey Tees, Striped Maxi Skirts Outfits, ASOS Sale Code

Twice in a row, wearing grey tees and striped maxi skirts! Created two slightly different outfits despite following the same formula.

Here's what I wore to spend the afternoon with family:
Atmos&Here grey tee striped maxi skirt casual outfit SAHM
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
Shoes:  black slim Havaianas thongs

Grey tee and maxi skirt - a wonderful outfit combination! This is something I quickly put on when hubby got a call and announced we had some unexpected visitors on their way, while we rushed around trying to clean up the house a little more, hehe! I paired this maxi skirt with a grey tee last time I wore it too, but it seems to go perfectly with anything I wear it with. Both these pieces are definite keepers.

I did wish I'd worn a necklace with this, the low neckline is so pretty with a necklace, but I didn't think about that until after I saw the pictures. Did leave baby T one less thing to grab though, which was nice.

Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarers, grey tee, striped maxi skirt, Havianas.

Here's what I wore to go out to the post office with baby T:
Jeanswest grey tee striped pleated maxi skirt half tuck to side
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Tee: Jeanswest rolled sleeve grey marle tee
Skirt: thrifted black and white pleated striped maxi skirt from AWLQ jumble sale
Shoes:  black slim Havaianas thongs

I liked the striped maxi, grey tee combo so wore it again! This time half-tucking my shirt on the side instead of in the front, for a bit of a different look. I have a tiny torso as I'm petite, so I half-tuck my clothes a lot, I just don't think I've tried it to the side like this before. Not sure if I'll wear it like this again, as I was tugging at it a bit through the day, but it was good to be a little bit different in the way I wear my tops.

This Jeanswest tee hasn't been worn in 3 years! It's coming up to my 3 year 'blogiversary' in January, and I was taking almost daily photos for a while before blogging. I can't find when I wore it last, so I am fairly certain it's just been sitting there unworn for that long. It's survived multiple wardrobe clearouts, as every time I looked at it I could never throw away a good grey tee that "I wear all the time". Ha! Funny how I can still be surprised by the unworn items hanging in my wardrobe. No reason this grey tee shouldn't get as much wear as the others, it's cute and comfy. It's staying in my wardrobe, but I'm going to make an effort to wear it more. Perhaps the over abundance of grey tees I own is the reason this one hasn't popped up in the rotation yet....which is another problem...... ;)

Last worn: Wayfarer (see above), striped maxi skirt, Havaianas (see above). First time I've worn this old tee on the blog.

I do like to share a good sale with you! I've always got a list of great sales and discount codes on the blog, but wanted to post about this too as now is the perfect time to shop. You can get an extra 10% off already reduced sale items at Asos with code '10MORE'.

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.