Being a sports mum

Is hard work! Both my boys play sport and we have training on most week nights and then games on the weekend. I am constantly on the hunt for easy,casual, comfortable but stylish clothes and outfits to wear. I love plain t-shirts, jeans, sneakers or flats and a cardi – this usually works well and is easy enough to change the look of with a different scarf, cardigan or another accessory. I have been eyeing off some harem pants from Seed, but not sure if I am ready to give them a go. Come winter cold raining mornings…..ill be honest – i do just wear track pants, a jacket and sneakers….some mornings are just too hard. I would love to hear about what you guys wear for all the kids extra curriculum activities.

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(images sourced from pinterest)

White Out

Crisp and fresh – no colour screams Summer more than White! Your most probably thinking No I can’t wear white, I have grubby kids. That’s ok there are many choices, you don’t have to wear white on white (though I love the thought of it), you could try a white blazer, a white tee, white dress or even better white pants / jeans.

A few rules to follow when considering wearing white:

  • Don’t wear a white dress to a wedding, I don’t care what anyone says it’s a big No No.
  • Make sure your white dress is not see through.
  • Don’t wear a white bra or undies, make them nude or skin tone – they don’t show through as much.
  • Also if your going with the white pants or jeans go up a size, you don’t want them too snug as they say white has the opposite effect to black……

Get some colour to your skin and add some colour popping accessories and your good to go! Enjoy xx

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Attention : Military Trend has arrived

We are starting to see the olive & khaki greens in the shops leading up to Autumn. The military style is always on repeat and never really dates. So what ever pieces you already have or will buy are going to be value per wear. I have a khaki jacket that I bought from Witchery 4 winters ago, it will be seeing the daylight again real soon. This season we are going to see everything from silk shirts to distressed cotton & silk pants, as long as the faithful cargo pants & jackets.

Golden tones in your accessories work well this the khaki & olive green as does black. Usually a very masculine look, its nice to play on the accessories to soften the look up. The perfect shoe is any style in black, tan or a  leopard print, which always looks HOT! So our wardrobe woes &  outfit dilemmas are solved as there will be something for everyone for work and the weekend.

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Yes we still need the Boyfriend

I love the boyfriend jean. I only have 2 pairs of jeans the super skinny and the boyfriend. The days I’m feeling flat, bloated and blah the boyfriend comes out to play. They are baggier, slouchy and comfy. But they do not have to be boring – they are to be worn well. Endless options on styling them up and making them look a little glam instead of bum. And we all know jeans are tran seasonal and are most properly the one item in your wardrobe that gets worn weekly, some of us daily – we best style them well.

The boyfriend can be worn on short girls and girls with hips!  If you’re shorter and curvier, the boyfriend jeans look best with a heel. It’s also important to find a pair that fits a little snug so they’re not too baggy, as jeans do tend to stretch these days. Also worth noting is the height of the cuff, it shouldn’t sit to high, I prefer just above the ankle, not up the calf. I also prefer jeans with not too many pre rips in them, otherwise they won’t last as long and they look terrible.

Wear them with a pointed flat and top for a weekend lunch with the girls, with a sandal and tank for a warm day out & with a killer heel for a night out. Wear them with boots and cardigan in winter, options are endless just head to Pinterest for more inspiration.  Because they are quite a masculine jean, you need to pretty / girly them up with good shoes (points or strappy), and accessories to add the feminie touch, its about keeping a balance.

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My Summer Wardrobe Buys…

We have finally hit summer, which means showing more skin, longer days, bbq dinners and glasses of white wine or Alicante. What do we need to get through this perfect time of year; dresses, short sleeve tops, shorts, skirts, sandals. I have bought a few items for my wardrobe already including these items below – but do have a couple of other items I have my eyes on….

I bought this dress mainly as a dress to wear to work on those hot days – it can also now be bought in a light blue colour. I really love it, dressed with a wedged sandal  / heel and a coloured necklace it will be perfect for work. Ill also wear it more casually on the weekend with a flat sandal and can be worn with heels if I was wanting to dress it up for a night out.

http://www.witchery.com.au/shop/woman/clothing/dresses/60173708/Pocket-Front-Dress.html

I bought this dress as another work dress (yes its black again) – but I love the shirt dress. This one has the longer back hem line and sits beautifully. And this one is a little dresser than the other, I am really looking forward to wearing this one out with heels – just haven’t decided what statement necklace to wear with it.

http://www.witchery.com.au/shop/woman/clothing/dresses/60175427/Sheer-Solid-Dress.html

I had wanted the Chambray utility pant from Country Road for quite some time, so I finally bought them with the spend and save offer they have had on. Mainly for the weekend, on those cooler nights. Though I have seen the chambray pant being rocked with a pair of heels….not sure if ill get there. If you have wanted a pair yourself, these are the ones to get as with all Country Road items there quality is at its best. During the spend and save I purchased a couple of the Country Road Linen tees – these are the best quality ones I have ever purchased, usually the linen tees over stretches and becomes loose around neck, but the County Road ones are perfect – do not buy any others except these and they come in a huge range of colours.

http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/woman/clothing/t-shirts-and-tops/linen-t-shirt-60171611

Linen T-Shirt

http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/woman/clothing/pants/chambray-utility-pant-60169352

Chambray Utility Pant

Loving the Striped Tee Dress

What a perfect item for your summer wardrobe. A basic light weight and easy to wear the Striped Tee Dress is another item we think you need to get. A striped tee dress is cute, comfy and flattering. Wear it your way!

  • To Work with a blazer or cute cardigan (for the office air con) and ballet flats and a statement necklace
  • To the beach with the trilby hat and havaianas
  • On the weekend or casually with a belt, scarf and cute sandals
  • possibilities are endless all with one item

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How are you wearing yours?

 

Wearing The Printed Pant

Printed Pants are everywhere these days (and we don’t think they are going away any time soon). We love them, they are a great alternative to jeans and plain black pants. They can  also be worn for all your occasions – work, weekend, night out, Sunday drinks. They are also usually quite light in fabric weight making them perfect for the up and coming hot weather we will be having.

Everyone can wear a printed pant – the key is to keep the pants the focal point, you want to keep everything else as neutral as possible, by wearing nude shoes and cream/white/grey tops. Black will always work too.

Though be sure to match your top colour with one in your pants for a beautifully blended look. Easy!

 

Perfect combination for the workplace

Perfect combination for the workplace

Keeping it neutral

Keeping it neutral

Perfect for a night out

Perfect for a night out

Keeping is casual for the weekend

Keeping is casual for the weekend