PLAY DATE TO DATE NIGHT |23 JUNE

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It has been a looooooong time between Play Date to Date Night Blogs, I must admit being so sick for the first 20 weeks of this pregnancy left me less than excited for any dates… play or night!

This week I’m styling the ASOS Maternity PETITE Midi Bardot Pencil Dress With Ruffle. It’s also available in regular and tall lengths as well as a variety of colours.

PLAY DATE:

This gorgeous dress doesn’t need a lot added to it, as the generous frill does all the hard work. Adding some cute boots to toughen it up and a statement pair of shades as the accessories is all you need to do to take it to Play Date.

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Wish List Wednesday | 21 JUNE

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Here is this week’s Wish List… a day late but I was a little preoccupied yesterday being my birthday and all 😉 You all know how I adore all things grey, especially baby things… so I have rounded up some super cute grey pieces that are gender neutral and are DEFINITELY on my Wish List for this little bambino (actually more like on the “will buy” list…)!

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Wish List Wednesday | 14 JUNE

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Here is this week’s Wish List… Next week it’s my birthday so I’ve rounded together a few things that I would love to wake up to… hint hint hubby 😉  Although bedside tables aren’t a very glamorous gift, we currently don’t have any and as we already have the Hemnes drawers from Ikea, I have my heart set on the matching bedside tables. As you know I love wearing my converse A LOT and the canvas are great for park dates, but I would really love the white leather pair as my ‘going out’ converse… is that even a thing?? Well I’m making it one! Ha ha! I’ve added the gorgeous Love Lines Large with extra long chain as well, although truth be told I think we’ll wait until after Bub arrives, as I want all of our birth dates engraved on each side (UberKate offer free lifetime engraving but I think it will be extra special to wait until my little family is complete). My favourite flowers of all time are Peonies (especially white ones!) so a Flower Haul subscription of would be perfect! Nothing is so luxurious and wonderful as having fresh blooms in the house! And last but not least, the most impractical gift of all considering I’m about to be toting a nappy bag around for the next year or so, this stunning Mimco Stirling Pouch in Pancake with exquisite leather applique! Stunning! Is your birthday coming up? If so, what is on your Wish List?

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WISH LIST WEDNESDAY | 07 JUNE

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Here is this week’s Wish List… Winter has finally come to Brisbane and I’m dreaming of all the gorgeous knits and jeans combinations that can be worn! Soft blush and tan tones pair so beautifully for this stunning outfit which I’m envisioning as the perfect outfit to wear for a girl’s lunch at a winery… but could be worn anywhere!

 

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Luxe VS Less Capsule Wardrobe | Stay At Home Mama

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I am a Stay At Home Working Mama (or SAHWM) which basically means I work from home and have a small child at home with me as well. I know myself and other SAHM Mamas can fall into a style rut, not putting much effort or thought into what you throw on each day to wrangle the kids, run errands and for some, get some work done as well.

Usually being a SAHM/SAHWM means that your wardrobe can be quite casual, and you don’t have the budget/inclination to have a huge range of clothes. This is where a Capsule Wardrobe comes in handy! A capsule wardrobe is a small to medium collection of pieces that can be mixed and matched together to create multiple outfits. I have put together a casual capsule for Autumn/Winter of basics in neutral tones (featuring a pop of berry/blush) that is a great minimalist range, or starting block, in both Luxe & Less to fit in with everyone’s budget!

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WISH LIST WEDNESDAY | 19 APR

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Here is this week’s Wish List… today’s consists of warm, functional and cute pieces perfect for busy Mamas! If you’re not pregnant then swap out the JeansWest Maternity jeans for normal jeans. These cute sneakers are the wine version of the blush pair I shared in last week’s Wish List… I just can’t get enough of them!

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5 Minute Beauty Routine

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As busy Mamas it can be easy to put yourself very last on the list when you’re rushing around in the morning getting everyone ready for work, school, kindy etc. And then you end up feeling less than bright when you realise you LOOK as tired as you FEEL.

Many of you don’t know that my background is actually in beauty therapy. I studied Beauty Therapy straight out of high school and worked in the industry up until December 2015 when I retired to focus on Ruby & Lilli. I do still use my skills on friends and family on occasion and do the odd formal or wedding makeup.

I used to be a product snob, and still love my higher end products, but have fallen in love with NYX… I have skin that reacts with congestion very easily however I wear all the below products daily and have had no reaction. The colour pay off is fantastic and they wear really well. So why pay a fortune when you can easily add some fresh colours into your budget with these fab products!

My list of ‘everyday’ products may seem standard to some, and over the top to others… but I promise they’re very easy to use and you can achieve a very soft and natural everyday look in 5 minutes with them!

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