9 PIECES | 9 OUTFITS [SUMMER CAPSULE WARDROBE]

Hello Lovelies!

Back in January I introduced the 9 Pieces | 9 Outfits Capsule Wardrobe blog to you, and in July did a 9 Pieces | 9 Outfits Maternity Capsule blog. Today I’m bringing you a fresh Summer Capsule Wardrobe full of gorgeous pieces you can mix and match ’til you heart’s content!

Don’t let the name fool you, although I’m showing you nine outfits, you can make LOADS more with these nine pieces! These core nine pieces are versatile, comfortable and fabulous! And don’t forget that the easiest way to mix up a capsule wardrobe is to add accessories! Although I have kept accessories to a minimum (as they are not included in the nine pieces) with a high rotation to show versatility, investing in a collection of good quality accessories will give you even more options when styling.

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WISH LIST WEDNESDAY | 13 DEC

Hello Lovelies!
Here is this week’s Wish List… Last week was dramatic hot pink and black but this week it’s back to soft tones of blush and white. Although I’ve styled this cute floral jumpsuit for an outdoor party, the races or a wedding, you could dress it down with a pair of flats for a more casual party or outing as well.

With so many beautiful colours in the print, you could easily style with red or blue or yellow accents, however one look at these super cute blush heels from Novo and I knew I had to keep things pink… it is Wednesday after all!

A dressier version of the raffia round bags that are currently in vogue, this Sportsgirl cross body is acrylic pearl look and super cute! The colour blocked hat is a fantastic change to a hair piece and with the added benefit of keeping you cool and sun protected! And of course statement earrings, because a bit of glam is always fun! 

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FOREVER NEW Stevie Culotte Jumpsuit $129.99

NOVO MAGICAL HEELS (Blush) $79.95

FOREVER NEW Kelly Colourblock Floppy Hat $34.99

SPORTSGIRL CHAIN TASSEL EARRINGS $19.95

SPORTSGIRL AURORA CIRCLE CLUTCH BAG $79.95

 

What do you think of these finds? Are any now on your Wish List? Did any of last week’s round up take your fancy and end up add to cart? Let me know in the comments (and add a pic if you purchased it too)!
Rachael xo

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: All items/services in this blog tickle my fancy and I have not received compensation for the blog

Babe Behind the Brand: Sam from TSID Clothing (That Shop In Doreen)

Hi Lovelies!

Two weeks ago I introduced you to a brand new regular blog “BABE BEHIND THE BRAND”, where I introduce you to some of the MEGA #GirlBosses I have had the pleasure of meeting (or insta-meeting) through Champagne S’il Vous Plaît. [If you missed it, check it out here]. And you girls went CRAZY for it! I’m SO glad you loved meeting Julie from You Rock Style, and I’m SO excited to introduce you to Sam from TSID Clothing today!

Sam is so lovely, down to earth, generous and relatable. I’ve loved chatting with her via DM and email and her taste in clothes is impeccable… I’m obsessed with every edit Sam releases! And I think that’s because Sam is a Mum and also has curves, so she knows what works and what doesn’t for women! Grab a coffee and join me in getting to know the utter Babe who is Sam…

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PLAY DATE TO DATE NIGHT | 8 DEC

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you loved last week’s Play Date to Date Night blog, featuring  the Fern Middie Skirt (White) from TSID Clothing.

This week I’m styling the Sophie Summer Dress from My Bargains Boutique. I fell in love with the print and flirty hemline of the Sophie Dress immediately, however was a little apprehensive about the deep neckline (and back) however a few pins later I was in love and planning to add a stitch or two to make my alterations permanent. If you add a hook and eye this style is perfect for breastfeeding in as well with the mock wrap top! I love the slightly flared sleeves with split, they balance out the hanky hemline perfectly. Such a gorgeous dress, so of course I got the blush/peach colourway as well!  Easily dressed up or down, and in a soft lightweight rayon, you’ll get a lot of wear out of this gorgeous dress!

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PLAY DATE:

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[ My Bargains Boutique Summer Sophie Dress Size XL $45.00 | Dotti Oversized Straw Fedora $19.95 | Seed Heritage Krystal Sandal $89.95 | QUAY AUSTRALIA QUAYXTONYBIANCO My Girl Sunglasses $55.00 ]

DATE NIGHT:

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[ My Bargains Boutique Summer Sophie Dress Size XL $45.00 | Spend-Less Shoes Cage Heels $59.99 | eBay Bamboo Handbag $35.00 | QUAY AUSTRALIA QUAYXTONYBIANCO My Girl Sunglasses $55.00 | Jacket Not Available]

 

How do you take your items from Play Date to Date Night?
Rachael xo

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PLEASE NOTE: All items/services in this blog were purchased by myself and I have not received compensation for the blog. I am just sharing the love with fellow Fashionistas. I am proudly a My Bargains Boutique Brand Enthusiast and am lucky to receive a discount on items purchased, this however does not influence my opinion in any way. All views and words are my own. 

WISH LIST WEDNESDAY | 6 DEC

Hello Lovelies!
Here is this week’s Wish List… Last week’s wish list featured soft blush and white tones, this week’s is all about dramatic hot pink and black! You would have seen my Play Date to Date Night blog featuring the Ellen White Floral Dress from Little Party Dress, well this is the black version. From the flattering tie waist to feature sleeve, the Ellen Dress is pure perfection and the black version will become your favourite LBD.

What better to pair with a hot black mini dress than hot pink statement heels. Between the flared sleeves on the Ellen dress and the amazing beaded fringe detail on these Mimco heels, your outfit is essentially done already!

Something my younger me would have benefited from knowing is Mademoiselle Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s quote “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” and I think many others would too! The trick to not looking dated or regretting your choices is to err a little more on the simple side, so a pop of pink on the lips, a cute pair of tassel earrings in black to remain subtle and a simple (yes it’s sparkly, but the rest of the outfit is not and the lines of the clutch are very streamlined) clutch is all you need. This outfit can take you out to dinner and dancing, afternoon drinks, Christmas party (the neckline makes this appropriate for office parties too!) and even just out to lunch with the girls!

 

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MAMA TIME | TAKE A BREAK

Hi Lovelies,

I hope you enjoyed the last Mama Time blog and have tried at least one or two (if not all!) of the ideas in it for taking time to recharge your batteries. If you missed it, you’ll find it here. This month I’ve got a few great ideas for getting out of the house by yourself, recharging your batteries with alone time doesn’t have to mean only during nap time. Take advantage of when hubby is home, or see if a friend or relative can come over for an hour or so to watch the kids for you.

Below are some free or inexpensive rejuvenation activities for you to do to have some self care, I challenge you to try each one this week and report back!

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PLAY DATE TO DATE NIGHT | 1 DEC

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I hope you loved last week’s Play Date to Date Night blog, featuring the Ellen White Floral Dress from Little Party Dress.

This week I’m styling the Fern Middie Skirt (White) from TSID Clothing. As soon as Sam released the Fern Middie Skirt it was love at first sight #AddToCart. Very quickly it was on its way to me and it is just as gorgeous in person as it photographs. Although not usually my style (I’m a jeans or dress kind of girl at heart), the curved hemline and gorgeous print had me lusting all the way to checkout. A soft rayon, it is lightweight and breezy making it perfect for the just landed Queensland Summer, and have I mentioned it has POCKETS #holygrail!

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