Monday, 4 January 2016

Summer Shorts and Stripes: Jeanswest Maternity Denim, Prima Jeans and a Balenciaga Reveal

With the summer heat, I've been wearing my maternity shorts a lot! I bought this pair in my last pregnancy and they are still going strong. Wanted to post these two outfits together featuring a super simple shorts and stripes combination, as well as sharing my big post-Christmas sales splurge!

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Jeanswest Maternity tank shorts summer outfit black maxi cardi

AwayfromtheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
NecklaceJeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
SingletJeanswest maternity tank in black
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'black out' and I didn't want to wear an all black outfit in the heat so I went for a black top and kimono together. I wouldn't normally wear a top that matched the outerwear I was wearing, I usually pick different colours, but I really liked the way the black tank looked with the black maxi cardi.

Wasn't doing much, just running a few errands, but I really liked this outfit.


Last worn: black maxi cardigan, black maternity tank, Jeanswest maternity shorts, Asos leather sandalsRebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearblack maxi cardigan and flared jeans, black maternity tank and a printed scarf, Jeanswest maternity shorts and sea glass green, Asos leather sandals and skinny jeansgrey RM MAM bag with a blue dress.



While I'm loving my Jeanswest maternity shorts, I am looking forward to being back into my Prima Denim post-baby. I've raved about them before, but they really are the best jeans I've ever worn. Being petite, the 7/8 length is perfect full length on me too, no hemming needed. I wore my Prima jeans as long as possible in my pregnancy by using a belly band.

I got great news recently that I wanted to share -  the Prima Denim Collection is now a permanent fixture at Jeanswest!



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For the Aussies and New Zealanders, this means that you can now find Prima Denim on the famous Jeanswest denim wall. I'll probably be making a trip there to pick up a new pair when I'm starting to feel more like myself after baby's arrival. For those outside Australia who have no idea what the denim wall is all about, no worries, you can find the range online too! (And only a flat $20 AUD for international shipping).


What I wore:

Away From Blue | Summer heat second trimester striped tee and shorts outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga triple tour pearly grey wrap bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag
NecklaceAustralian coin and crest necklace (new purchase)
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
Shorts:  Jeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Another simple outfit, this time to work from home. I really liked the stripes and shorts outfit I'd worn above so it made sense to wear it again. The style challenge for the day was 'tuck and roll' so the rolled and cuffed shorts and sleeves met the challenge nicely.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, striped tee, Jeanswest maternity shorts (above), Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tee and printed shorts, Jeanswest maternity shorts in the third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and skinny jeans.


And this is my big sales splurge! Ordered this on boxing day when Reboonz had an extra % off discount code on top of their usual sale prices:



Linking up with Classy Monday, Mix It Monday, Turning Heads, Trendy Tuesday, Style Sessions, Confident Twosday.



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58 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Balenciaga! I love the magenta shade.

    Lovely purchase and may 2016 be another wonderful year for you.

    SSG xxx

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    1. It is just the best colour! I'm so pleased I scored this! :)

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  2. Looks like the weather seems warm out there.
    Love this casual look of yours

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  3. Simple and sweet, perfect, Mica!

    - Seyra x
    http://www.pavementsarerunways.com/

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  4. cute bag and doggy! <3

    breepluse.blogspot.com
    @evansbrenda

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  5. Love the black tank with the black cardi. Isn't it fun to have style challenges push us to wear looks we wouldn't normally choose? Xoxo

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    1. Yep it's one of the reasons I love style challenges, I get to try new things! :)

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  6. gorgeous bag and comfy outfits! perfect.

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  7. You look so cute in your cuffed shorts! HNY!

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  8. They look great on you Mica and I love the stripes with them. Casual, yet chic!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  9. So up until last summer, I was convinced I couldn't rock Bermuda shorts. They used to scream MOM to me and I wanted to maintain my youth I guess. That is, until I saw myself in "short shorts." We aren't talking booty shorts, but pretty dang close. I saw myself in one photo and was so embarrassed. I looked ridiculous. Naturally, I ventured to Target and picked out a few pair of the longer ones. I fell in love and I can't believe how comfy they are! Shame on me for thinking these were "mom-ish" because they rock! (;

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    1. Pfft it was probably just a bad photo, I think you would look amazing in short shorts! I actually miss the longer length of these when I'm not pregnant, I need to get myself a pair of regular longer ones after baby arrives!

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  10. Loving your neutral colors and simple outfits. They are a perfect way to beat the heat! Your new bag is gorgeous! Love the color!

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  11. I know I always say this, but you really do always pick the most flattering accessories (especially handbags, they're always so gorgeous!). I love these outfits, they're so casual and simple, but still very stylish. :) <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I do love my handbags! ;)

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  12. You are looking great & super comfortable!

    michellespaige.com

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  13. You have the cutest maternity style :) I gasp every time I see that beautiful Magenta colour! Happy 2016!

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    1. Happy new year Yun! It is a stunning magenta, I'm so lucky to found it! :)

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  14. I'm jealous of the summer heat! It's winter here, haha. Very fun and effortlessly together looks, lady! You also look awesome and I'm loving watching that bump grow! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  15. Mica, you look so beautiful in both outfits! I adore the striped theme you've been going with, as they are so classic and really embrace your baby bump! I hope you're having a wonderful start to the new year so far, which I hope is your best year yet!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Stripes are great for showing off a baby bump indeed! :)

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  16. Love that first look, perfect light Summer layers :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  17. Two great looks!! It's so cold where I live. :(

    Florals&Smiles

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    1. You can have a bit of our summer heat if you like, haha!

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  18. These are such cute, casual looks! I love that longer striped cardigan--it adds such a cool, laid-back vibe to the look.

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  19. simply beautiful ! great choices of outfits!

    Rachel
    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  20. I love the look of the long layers; long cardigan, long necklaces. And your new bag is gorgeous! yay for post holiday sales and splurges.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Yep and it was on crazy sale, I'm so happy! :)

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  21. Those sandals in the first picture look so cute! I've been on the hunt for a pair myself.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. Asos have some great ones like these, especially in the sale section! :)

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  22. Such a perfect purse to go with so many outfits! You have a darling pregnancy style... wish it was summer in the States right now!

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  23. Beautiful Balenciaga and I love that striped cardigan!

    cute & little

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  24. You look lovely doll...I like the stripes, they go with anything :) Happy New Year to you :) xx

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  25. These shorts look great on you! Loving this casual look

    www.kmeetsstyle.com

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  26. It's fun to see the shorts styled two different ways. I agree, I like the black tank with the black kimono.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  27. I love these kind of shorts in summer. They are comfortable, but still cover enough to not worry about leaving the house...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yep the longer length is really nice! I need to look into a non-maternity pair! :)

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  28. You've got such great pregnancy style, Mica! I love the cuffed denim shorts...both colors! And your grey bag... lookin' great! So crazy that Australia has summer right now... but it's winter over here in America...!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Destroyed Denim

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  29. You are glowing! Both such cute, casual looks :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  30. Love those shorts and cardigan - so cute! I'm super jealous you can wear shorts this time of the year!!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  31. I love your first outfit. Your cardigan is really cute
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

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  32. Love a set of classic stripes!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  33. You look super pretty in both outfits! I love how urban and comfortable these looks are and that purse looks so versatile for so many different styles!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  34. I'm surprised you purposely don't match your top to your outerwear. I try to do that quite frequently actually! I love how it brings the whole outfit together.

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    1. It is a great look, I can't believe I've never tried it before! Will definitely be wearing it again.

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  35. So jealous hearing about the warm weather! It's currently raining pretty hard where I am, so a little warmth would be nice haha. Love the black cardigan too; I've been trying to get into longer cardigans myself! Great outfits :)

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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  36. I LOVE that bag! Great outfits.

    -Andie
    www.andiedutton.com

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  37. Ah you look amazing - congratulations on your pregnancy xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  38. look at you rocking those shorts!! fantastic! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  39. Loving that magenta shade!I must agree with the comment from Samantha, I'm really jealous of the weather and the fact that you are wearing shorts! Would love to see you at tomorrow's linkup!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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    1. Summer here so shorts are an essential!

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  40. Thank you all for your kind comments and new year wishes :) Happy new year!

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  41. It looks nice and warm here. Denim shorts are the best. I love them on you. Happy 2016 to you and your soon-to-be family of four, dear Mica!

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  42. I love your shorts, we havent had much of a winter here in Charlotte. I am a handbag girl myself, and love RM, nice on the B Bag, I have one and they are great. Happy 2016
    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  43. YAY ! for jeans that don't need hemming.
    I have several pairs of trousers at the tailor as nothing ever fits the right way.

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