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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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 |17 NOV

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you loved the last Play Date to Date Night blog, featuring the Gold Dust Sequin Bomber from She Street.

This week I’m styling the Eve (Khaki) Dress from That Shop In Doreen (TSID Clothing) and I am not exaggerating when I say I want one in every colour (check my Instagram feed for when I borrowed Dianne, The Hair Dresser Mama‘s black Eve dress, it also comes in chambray blue, leopard and black floral). It is incredibly flattering, lightweight and best of all… has breastfeeding access! The placket at the front hides a couple of buttons that are perfect for boob access, or just to add a bit of cleavage action if you’re not feeding -wink-

I’m usually an hourglass shape, but thanks to my bf bust at the moment I’m looking a little more inverted triangle, so the scoop hemline and side splits are PERFECT for showing off my legs, currently my slimmest area LOL! It is generously sized and I’m wearing the 12 which you can see is nice and relaxed on me. Every time I have worn this dress I have received LOADS of compliments, as has Dianne, so I suggest you nab yourself one in every colour too!

PLAY DATE:

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[ TSID Clothing Eve Dress Khaki Size 12 $59.00 {gifted} | Kmart 2 Pack Plait Skinny Belt Sz L $8.00 | Kmart Crossband Scuff Sandals Sz 8 $8.00 | QUAY AUSTRALIA QUAYXTONYBIANCO My Girl Sunglasses $55.00 ]

DATE NIGHT:

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[ TSID Clothing Eve Dress Khaki Size 12 $59.00 {gifted} | Spend-less Shoes Cage Heels $59.99 | QUAY AUSTRALIA QUAYXTONYBIANCO My Girl Sunglasses $55.00 | Denim Jacket no longer available, similar from Birdsnest Wakee Jeans Rogue Denim Jacket$49.00]

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

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PLEASE NOTE: All items/services (other than noted) 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. Receiving gifted items for editorial consideration does not influence my opinion in any way. All views and words are my own. 

MAMA TIME | MAKE THE MOST OF NAP TIME

Hello Lovelies,

It’s time for you to start making the most of nap time, and no I don’t mean knocking over those household chores! I’m talking about ensuring you make some MAMA TIME in your life (see my post about Mama Time here)!

The babe is down for his/her nap and you’ve got 45 minutes to 2 hours (depending on how lucky you are), so let’s make the most of it and take some time to recharge your batteries. You can’t pour from an empty cup!

Below are some FREE rejuvenation activates 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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BAMBINO’S NEWBORN SHOOT

Hello Lovelies,

Today I’m so excited to share with you some of the gorgeous photos from our maternity/family shoot with Kym Renay. You may remember that Kym took our maternity/family photos back in July, and once again she over-delivered… I am going to have to wallpaper the house with all these photos because I just can’t choose which I love most!

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Don’t Get Your Knickers In A Twist | A Post Partum Underwear Guide

Hi Lovelies!

Motherhood brings with it a lot of things you’ve never considered before, such as optimal underwear post birth. Sounds sexy right?

I have only had caesarean sections (C-sections) so this post will be from that point of view, although I’m sure the needs after a natural birth are similar (correct me if I’m wrong) so this may be helpful to all new Mama’s out there, not just post C-section.

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Third Trimester Must Haves

Hello Lovelies!
I have done a round up of the six things I am so glad I had through my third trimester (and will continue to use through during recovery/fourth trimester!), these are things I would recommend for any pregnant Mama no matter what stage you’re up to! I am still using ALL items from my First Trimester Must Haves  and Second Trimester Must Haves blogs as well!

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