Showing posts with label casual Friday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label casual Friday. Show all posts

Monday, 14 May 2018

Dressing Up Tees For The Office: Business Casual Style With Pencil Skirts and Blazers

The benefit of working in a business casual environment is that it's perfectly acceptable to wear a tee to work. It was a staple for casual Fridays for me (back when I worked 5 days a week) but I thought I'd give it a go again recently. With some heels, a pencil skirt and a blazer, I felt my tees were dressed up perfectly for my office - particularly when my boss is wearing jeans. I do have a very casual business casual office.

What I wore:

grey v-neck tee in office with cream blazer heels pencil skirt and purple balenciaga work bag | away from the blue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | office outfit with grey tee jersey blazer pencil skirt and heels
Jacket:  Zara cream jersey blazer
Necklace: Lovisa wooden statement bead necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesWittner 'Mimi' heels in mushroom
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much as I'd hoped. Last time I wore this cream blazer with grey I wasn't very impressed with the final outfit. I decided to try it again with a grey tee this time, one of my favourite grey pieces, so I was sure I'd love it. I really didn't like this combo though. It was a comment from Sheila that explained it to me: the grey tee is a cool neutral, the cream blazer a warm neutral, and they are both a similar intensity of colour, so they don't look great together.

It's definitely not going to be a combination I repeat again in a hurry. I did think about a bright necklace with this in the morning to add some more colour, and think that or a scarf would have helped. I thought the purple Balenciaga work bag would be bright enough but it really wasn't.

It was a really busy day at work though, so it flew by and I didn't have much time to question my outfit choices, other than to kick myself for not taking an extra minute or two to try something different when I looked in the mirror that morning before leaving the house! I forgot my lipstick and mascara that morning too - I think I was still half asleep for a while! 😂


Last worncream jersey blazergrey v-neck tee, ASOS lace pencil skirtmushroom heelsBalenciaga purple work bag.

Other ways to wearcream jersey blazer and a-line skirtgrey v-neck tee and kimono, ASOS lace pencil skirt, mushroom heels and flaresBalenciaga purple work bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancycream jersey blazer in second trimestergrey v-neck tee in second trimester, ASOS lace pencil skirt.



Review and Contents of the Balenciaga Work Bag






What I wore:

purple tee with statement necklace jacquard pencil skirt jersey blazer and Bal work | awayfromblue

purple raisin 2009 balenciaga work bag giant silver GSH hardware bag | purple tee with statement necklace jacquard pencil skirt jersey blazer and Bal work | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram lilac tee purple work bag jacquard pencil skirt blazer and heels
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac

Why I wore it:

Was a little unsure about the lilac tee with the darker purple bag when I was planning this in my head, but I really liked this outfit! Unlike the outfit  above, I think this black blazer matched the outfit nicely, with the black texture on the skirt.

It's really interesting how even if you follow the same outfit formula you can have such different results with the outfits you create! Definitely shows me I still have lots to learn about style :)

What also helped I think was the bright colourful statement necklace to make me look more awake this time, as well as remembering to put my lipstick on! 😂


Last wornblack jersey blazerlilac v-neck teejacquard pencil skirtpatent heels, Balenciaga purple work bag (above).



V-Neck Tees Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:

A tee is one of those pieces you can easily dress up or down just by changing what you wear with it. If you have a more formal dress code these might be casual Friday only options for you. If you have a business casual environment like mine or aren't in a customer facing role then dressing up a casual tee for the office with a blazer, pencil skirt and heels could be a great mid-week outfit idea for you!


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Monday, 1 May 2017

#30Wears: Jeanswest Super Skinny Jeans

As I mentioned last month, I'm discovering that identifying items in my wardrobe I've actually worn 30 times is tricky! Despite being in the middle of #6monthsWithoutShopping, I do have a lot of clothes and I'm finding 30 wears of anything other than maxi skirts or accessories isn't as easy as I'd thought at the start of the year. This month I'm sharing another classic piece, my skinny jeans.

These were the first jeans I pulled out to wear when autumn and jeans weather finally arrived this past week. They are a firm favourite in my wardrobe, so much so that I purchased the maternity version of them to wear over my pregnancies too! Since blue jeans are a fairly common wardrobe item for most people, everyone is sure to have at least one pair of jeans they've hit 30 wears on. I'm going to make this post another 30 unique ways to wear to give you some inspiration for how to rewear your favourite jeans.





#30Wears: Jeanswest Blue Super Skinny Jeans


These Jeanswest 'super skinny' jeans were purchased almost 4 and a half years ago. I have a pretty large collection of denim, but still these have racked up 50 wears. Given how much I used to love blue jeans that's a bit of a lower number than I expected, but I have really been trying the past few years to stay away from the blue denim rut, especially during my maternity leave periods where I've been lucky to be a stay at home mum for a while.



Skinny Jeans and a Blazer

Jeans and a blazer isn't just a great option for casual Friday! It's a nice way to dress up a casual jeans outfit a little. You can stick with a classic knit blazer for comfort, or even try a tweed blazer for a little extra warmth. While I have worn this outfit combination in winter (in the last pic), I tend to wear jeans and blazers most in spring and summer.



Skinny Jeans and Knits

When it starts to cool down for autumn or heat up slightly for spring, adding a knit with skinny jeans is an easy outfit. Either a cute knitted jumper like in the first two pictures, or a light cardigan in the next 4. A scarf is a good extra layer if it's chilly. This combination is so comfortable I've worn it for an interstate flight (second picture) and a long road tip (last picture).



Jeans and Maxi Cardigan (Duster)

I wanted to call this out separately from the shorter cardigans above. This cosy maxi cardi was a sale purchase last autumn and although it's too warm to have worn it yet this year I'm looking forward to wearing it again with my blue jeans when the weather cools more. A duster just works perfectly with skinny jeans as you can see in the outfits below.



Skinny Jeans for Casual Friday

It's often too hot and humid for jeans in summer here in Brisbane but I definitely make up for that with how often I wear my jeans in winter! 4 of the 5 outfits below were actually winter casual Friday outfits for the office. Only the second outfit with the boots wasn't worn in the office.A classic pair of skinny jeans and a cosy jacket like a leather jacket or trench coat and you're set for Casual Friday.



Skinny Jeans and Kimonos

Denim and a kimono will always been a frequently worn combination in my wardrobe! Even when I swap my jeans for shorts in summer I still like to wear a pretty printed kimono with some kind of denim.



Skinny Jeans and Tanks

Such a simple outfit formula for a warm spring or autumn day, just pick a tank to wear with your jeans. Each of these tanks have a twist from a regular tank and jeans combo to stop it being too boring. The tank in the first outfit is actually a lace overlay one so you can kind of see the purple tank underneath poking through. The plain black tank in the middle outfit has a peplum hem, and there's a fun print on the Sass and Bide tank in the last outfit. A tank and skinny jeans outfit doesn't have to be boring.




Skinny Jeans and Tees

This was definitely my most-worn outfit formula, and was my go-to outfit for a few years. A jeans and tee outfit is just to quick to put together each day. Like the tanks above, a jeans and tee outfit doesn't have to be boring when you wear a printed or brightly coloured tee. Don't forget you can a pretty necklace too for more interest!




They might just be plain blue skinny jeans, but they are certainly a wonderful addition to my wardrobe!


Where to Buy the Best Skinny Jeans:



(First pair pictured are the ones I'm wearing in this post)


Want more outfit inspiration? All 50 ways I've worn these skinny jeans in my archives


I hope you found this post useful. Did it give you a new idea for how to wear your favourite blue jeans? Don't forget to share or pin!


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Monday, 2 May 2016

Third Trimester Pregnancy Outfit Inspiration: 55 Outfit Ideas

Third trimester pregnancy dressing comes with it's own set of challenges! A lot of the regular wardrobe options that could be worn in the second trimester are outgrown in the third trimester, reducing the outfit possibilities and making getting dress rather uninspiring.

For my recent pregnancy, I implemented a third trimester pregnancy capsule wardrobe to try make it a little more fun.

The third trimester is definitely the time to repeat outfits that make you look and feel good, and to do so unashamedly! Find things that work for you and wear them as many times as you like. I've included 55 outfit ideas for the third trimester below, from both of my pregnancies. You can click on the links under the images to view more info about them.


Office Outfits:


In the third trimester, I still wore my ASOS maternity pencil skirts often, but the standout pieces were my wrap dresses. They were such an easy outfit that always fit the growing bump and never failed to look good. I wore wrap dresses a lot! I was able to find some regular non-maternity dresses in my wardrobe that still accommodated the baby bump too.

AwayFromBlue | ASOS tartan check maternity pencil skirt 4 ways




Third Trimester Office Wear: ASOS graphic print pencil skirt 4 outfit ideas




AwayFromBlue: 3rd Trimester Soon Maternity Madeline printed wrap dress for office wear




4 regular (non-maternity) dresses that work in third trimester





Friday, 16 May 2014

Marc By Marc Jacobs Ukita Bag, Third Trimester Pregnancy Work Wear

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:
third trimester winter work office outfit pregnancy asos maternity pencil skirt cobalt knit

MbMJ rock lobster lil Ukita bag
TopAsos textured knit jumper in cobalt blue
SkirtAsos maternity tartan check pencil skirt - on sale! (non-maternity version here)
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster


After wearing a lot of black, white and grey, I felt like some colour so I paired this cosy knit with the tartan pencil skirt and a bright bag. I really liked this bag with blue last time I wore it, so wanted to try it again.

This is quite a thick jumper so I don't wear it often, but I adore the colour every time I do. Almost a year since I last wore it, wow! Should make more of an effort to wear it over the upcoming cooler months.


Last worn: cobalt blue knit, Asos maternity pencil skirt, glitter flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Ukita bag.



Here's what I wore for casual Friday today:
Third trimester casual friday funny office outfit skeleton baby pregnancy tee jeans

marc by marc jacobs little ukita bag in rock lobster
Tee'Ninja baby' maternity skeleton tee
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set and Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster


Emotional day today! My last day at work for a while, I have now officially commenced my maternity leave. Just had to wear the ninja baby tee as I knew everyone would get a giggle out of it. There was a morning tea in baby's honour and I got so many lovely gifts from my colleagues. It's sad to be leaving a large project right in the middle of everything, but I'm really looking forward to getting to spend time at home with baby. The last few days at work have been really tough and it will be good to have some rest before the due date.


With the cooler weather we've been having lately, just had to share that Jeanswest have an extra 30% off sale items - including some winter knits! Ends Sunday night.



Last worn: ninja baby tee, Jeanswest maternity skinny jeans, studded mouse flats, MbMJ Ukita bag (see above).

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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Marc By Marc Jacobs Lil Ukita Bag, Third Trimester Stripes! Casual Friday Denim, Grey Tee and Maxi Skirt

Here's what I wore on Friday:
Third trimester 36 weeks pregnant maternity casual Friday jeans striped tee outfit

Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Lil Ukita Bag Rock Lobster
Scarf: gifted Princess Highway blue scarf
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster


Jeans and a stripy tee for casual Friday! Not sure how much longer these non-maternity oversized tees will work for the pregnancy - felt myself tugging at the hem a little worrying it was getting a bit short. Baby is growing well! Got lots of comments from people at work wondering how I was still waddling around the office and why I haven't gone on maternity leave yet, hehe!

Tried a little bit of pattern mixing with the scarf. I was given this at Christmas, it's so pretty. Starting to get cool enough to wear it now. Had the chance to wear my new bag too - love the colour! It's called "rock lobster" and is the perfect blend of pink and red.


Last worn: oversized stripe tee, maternity skinny jeans, glitter flats. First time I've worn the bag as it's a new purchase, first time I've worn the scarf.



Here's what I wore to go to Australia Zoo today:
Away From Blue Third Trimester 36 weeks pregnant Australia Zoo giraffe feeding trip outfit

away from blue baby bump marc by marc jacobs ukita bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: long silver giraffe necklace
TopAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster


Had such a fun day today! We had a girl's day out at Australia Zoo for my sister's birthday. I picked a nice comfortable outfit as I knew I'd be doing a lot of walking. I don't know what pregnant ladies in colder climates do, but I'm so grateful I can fit my swollen feet into thongs (flip flops) most days.

Despite having gold hardware on my bag, I went with silver accessories as I wanted to wear my little giraffe necklace. Although not as perfect as my sister's giraffe print dress, it was fitting as we went to hand feed the giraffes which was awesome!


Last worn: wayfarer sunniesAtmos&Here grey tee, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs Lil Ukita (see above).

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Friday, 2 May 2014

Rebecca Minkoff Bags. Stripe Tee, Maxi Skirt | Belted Blazer, MEV Maternity Dress

Here's what I wore to work from home on Thursday:
atmos here navy stripe oversize tee grey target maxi skirt third trimester baby bump

Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC python embossed leather
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TopAtmos&Here navy stripe v-neck tee
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesHavaianas tropical print thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine


Nice comfy outfit to work from home on Thursday. Had to pop out to the doctors and the post office. Got my flu shot at the doctors, but didn't get the standard lolly afterwards. Bought myself a magnum on the walk home instead ;)

If my Havaianas could meet the dress code at work, I'd be wearing them all the time! They fit my swollen preggo feet well. Switched up a little and wore the aqua ones instead of my usual go-to black ones. My usual black ones do have silver embellishment on them though, do you think that meets the definition of "ladies dress sandals" allowed in our dress code?! I wish!


Last worn: navy stripe tee, grey maxi skirt, tropical print Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.



Here's what I wore for Casual Friday today:
Third trimester Casual Friday office wear black blazer over belted maxi skirt

Rebecca Minkoff soft grey MAM morning after mini bag Hermes balenciaga tiffany bracelet stack
Jacket: 'He doesn't know why' laser cut-out detail jacket
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
Shoes:  Marc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey and Hermes pink clic clac
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Casual Friday in the office and I decided to try the maxi dress approach again. Not very original, just doing the same thing I did a few weeks ago with the belted jacket over the top. It was such a lovely combination, I wanted to wear it again. Did try to change it a little by picking a different lightweight jacket this time :) I really like the cut-out detail on this one.


Last worn: laser cut-out jacket, MEV maternity maxi dress, black glitter belt, studded mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM bag.


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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Maxi Dresses and Glitter Belts! Third Trimester Baby Bump Dressing

Here's what I wore for casual Friday:
balenciaga sorbet city studded sandals black french connection jersey maxi dress 3rd trimester pregnancy

Balenciaga sorbet city bag RH
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace
DressFrench Connection Meadow jersey maxi dress in black
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet


Took advantage of the "casual" aspect of casual Friday and wore a maxi dress to the office! This outfit is actually an idea I'd had for a while, but had saved for the third trimester when I knew I'd be finding it difficult picking what to wear to work. I really like the drape on this jacket, and thought it kept the maxi dress from looking too informal. Got a few compliments, and a few "wow your bump is huge!" comments so I consider it a good outfit, haha.

Can't believe I've only worn this jacket once before on the blog though - definitely should be wearing it more often!


Last worn: black maxi dress, waterfall drape jacket, gold glitter beltstudded Balenciaga sandals, Balenciaga sorbet city.



Here's what I wore today:
Mothers En Vogue Havanna Maxi Dress Third Trimester 32 weeks pregnant aussie blogger

vintage chanel flap bag away from blue blogger
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


Another maxi dress! I think my pregnancy dressing is getting even more theme based than before. If something worked one day, I want to wear something really similar the next! It does make figuring out what to wear easier :)

This is what I wore this evening, for a family birthday dinner. I wore a similar outfit during the day, without the belt and with my Louis Vuitton neverfull. We spent the day with my father in law, and test drove another car. In the evening we went out for dinner with family and friends, then had cake and champagne (of course I skipped the champagne!). Was a really nice way to end the day.


Last worn: Ray-BansMEV Havana maxi dress, Kmart black glitter belt, Balenciaga sandals (see above), vintage Chanel flap bag.

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Marc By Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo and Purple! Casual Friday Maternity Top and Jeans, MEV Havana Maxi Dress

Here's what I wore to work on Friday:
Third trimester Casual Friday Office Wear Maternity jeans and top Jeanswest pink and purple

marc by marc jacobs hillier hobo bag worn alexander mcqueen skull scarf
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace
TopJeanswest 'Felicity' maternity shirt in amethyst
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware


Lots more rain and cooler weather on Friday, so I got to bring out one of my scarves that has been packed away for a while. I thought the pink skull print looked really nice with the purple top and peachy bag.

Last time I wore this top, I paired it with a pencil skirt and it really didn't look great. Just too shapeless and long. I much prefer it with the skinny jeans, doesn't seem to overwhelm me as much. What do you think?


Last worn: Alexander McQueen skull scarfamethyst maternity shirt, maternity skinny jeanstwo tone flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier hobo bag.



Here's what I wore today:
Zibibo MEV Havana maxi dress purple australian summer pregnant blogger

MbMJ Hillier hobo blush pink with gold bracelet stack
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: sterling silver monogram necklace C/O MyNameNecklace.com.au
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus pink and gold bracelet stack on other arm
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware


After the cooler weather the past few days, the heat was back in time for the weekend! Still looking longingly at my scarves each day...haha! After moving them out of baby's room they are hanging up in the wardrobe in the bedroom and I see them every day as I wait for autumn weather to kick in. Had been planning to wear another one of my many scarves and even my boots today, but was nicely surprised with some sunshine and warmth.

Went with a simple maxi dress outfit due to the heat, with only a few accessories due to the humidity. Spent the afternoon in the city, did some shopping and watched my friend take part in a Salsa dance flash mob. Something a little different from the usual! Was a fun afternoon.


Last worn: Ray-Ban sunglassesMEV Havana maxi dress, Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs pink Hillier Hobo bag (see above).

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Mulberry Foggy Grey Alexa Bag. Oversize Tee, Asos Tartan Pencil Skirt. Casual Friday Maternity Tank, Skinny Jeans

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:



SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black mouse flats patent leather
Bracelets: the usual plus pastel friendship bracelet C/O Seri Marea Jewellery
BagMulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey


This oversized tee is the other one from my order last week. So pleased with how comfy these tees are, and how well they fit the bump. Don't even care that it makes it the third version of this top that I own, as they are all different colours. ;)
I felt great all day in this outfit. Lucky to work in an office where I can pair tees and pencil skirts and still meet the dress codes. Added a bit of colour with my Mulberry Alexa bag to avoid wearing too much black.


Last worn: Ray-ban WayfarersAsos tartan maternity skirt, patent mouse flats, Mulberry Alexa bag. First time I've worn the tee as it's a recent purchase.



Here's what I wore today:

SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagMulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey


A few degrees cooler today so I brought out my maternity jeans again for casual Friday. :) Picked up this Asos top a while ago for a bargain in one of their sales. The only downside is that, like most maternity tops, it's a bit long on my short frame. I've only worn it once before, in my little pregnancy announcement video, when I could tuck it into the maxi skirt. Although it was really cheap, I should probably try to get more than one wear out of it, so decided to wear it again today. I find that there are some maternity tops I can only really wear with skinny jeans, as they are too long with skirts and I'm past the stage where I can comfortably tuck things in that the waist, haha. It's why I'm trying to wear my normal tops as much as possible.


If you haven't already seen, the Rebecca Minkoff Friends and Family sale is on now! 25% off everything, including sale items, with code 'RMFAM'.
If we didn't have more baby things to buy, I'd definitely be picking up something in the sale! There are so many cute bags :)


Last worn: Ray ban (see above), Asos maternity tank, maternity skinny jeans, two tone flats, Mulberry Alexa (see above).

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Third Trimester Casual Maxi Skirt Outfits for the Baby Bump: Stripe Tee, RM MAM | Ombre, LV Neverfull

Here's what I wore for casual Friday:

away from blue rebecca minkoff soft grey MAM bag broken in
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Tee: Atmos&Here oversized stripe tee (new purchase)
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
ShoesNine West silver strap sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge black and white bangle, Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Being in my third trimester, I've been finding a few clothes that fit me in the earlier trimesters definitely don't fit me any longer, as baby is growing so well! I still can't quite kick the habit of browsing through online clothing sales when I get email notifications though ;)

Earlier in the week I came across this oversized stripe tee on The Iconic. I have another Atmos&here oversized tee, and I love it. I last wore it to hide my growing belly, but it still fits the bump. When I saw it came in a striped version, I just had to get it, and I picked one up in black too....haha! Resulted in a very casual outfit for casual Friday at work. Some days I'm so grateful for the very relaxed dress code we have in the office, makes getting dressed easy.


Last worn: jersey maxi skirt, silver sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB. First time I've worn the tee as it's a new purchase.



Here's what I wore to go shopping today:
Pregnant australian blogger third trimester weekend outfit red singlet ombre maxi skirt LV NF

Damier Azur MM Neverfull tote worn on arm baby bump belly
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Tank: Cotton On red singlet
Skirt: Seafolly runaway maxi skirt in sunset
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle, Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull


Had a bit of a busy Saturday! Spent the morning with DH shopping in baby stores, went car shopping, took a test drive, had lunch and then I went shopping with Mum for some maternity essentials. I ended up picking up two new maxi skirts from Target too. You can probably tell that I've been in a very maxi skirt mood lately, so it was easy to justify the purchases. Plus the stretchy elastic waists and fabric mean I can buy my pre-pregnancy size and still accommodate the bump!

This maxi skirt has a small elasticated section on the back, but as it's so long I need to wear it high enough over the bump that it's all it needs. Thought that this red singlet would be quite complimentary with it. It certainly got a lot of lovely comments on instagram. :) Felt very colourful and summery all day.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarersred singletombre maxi skirt, studded sandals, Louis Vuitton Neverfull.


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Friday, 7 March 2014

Mulberry Bayswater. Jeanswest Wrap Dress | Casual Friday Maternity Skinny Jeans, Print Top

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:
Second trimester pregnancy essential print wrap dress for baby bump black and tan

mulberry bayswater tote bag
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Dress: Jeanswest floral wrap dress (with Cotton On caramel 'Forever Tank' underneath)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather


Thursday was another big day at work for looking presentable and professional. I went with this simple wrap dress as an easy option! Wrap dresses fit every occasion right? Especially printed ones - don't think I've ever seen a printed wrap dress look out of place, haha!


Last worn: Jeanswest wrap dress, Cotton On tank, Marc by Marc Jacobs flatsMulberry oak Bayswater.



Here's what I wore today:
away from blue casual Friday skinny jeans print top office maternity wear

Mulberry Oak NVT leather Bayswater tote bag handbag worn on shoulder
NecklaceHouse of Harlow gold multi-strand necklace
TopJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather


Simple denim outfit for casual Friday today. Was feeling rather uninspired trying to find something to wear, so jeans and a printed top seemed like a nice easy option. Expected this top to be a little more roomy though - the bump is really growing well! Beginning to wonder if I may need more than my current 3 maternity shirts to see me through the last few months. I'm trying to buy as little new maternity wear as possible, and make the most of what I already own and the handful of pieces I've already bought.


Last worn: printed top, maternity skinny jeans, metallic mouse flats, Mulberry oak Bayswater (see above).

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