Fashion Friday – My Style – A Summer Dress

My wardrobe needs a massive update!  Not only am I in need of some new Summer fashion but am quickly needing some outfits to house my rapidly expanding baby belly!  Baby Number 3 seems to have made my belly pop much sooner than usual.

Of course first on my list is a few dresses.  I am a massive fan of dresses.  In fact that it why I hate winter so much!  Too many days of jeans and pants! 

The first dress on the list is the 

THE DAYTIME EVENT DRESS

I need something light and easy to wear that is a little dressier than my day to day school Mum wardrobe.  Something to wear to  work events, christmas concerts, church, lunch with the girls.  I found three contenders, all colourful, cut in a flattering style and a great length to cover my horrendous knees!  BONUS they are all under $100 and all from Birdsnest’s new brand “That Bird Label”  LOVE LOVE LOVE Every dress in their range! 

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1. Polly Waist Tie Dress – Zig Zag Ikat  2. Polly Waist Tie Dress – Smartie Dot  3. Polly Waist Tie Dress – Pixel Flower

THE CASUAL DRESS

The next contenders need to take me from school drop off to ballet lessons to grocery shopping.  You know all of those glamorous places!  A big bonus here would be a dress that would see me through the entire pregnancy and maybe even after the baby joins us too! So comfortable and stretchy are a must!  These ones I don’t mind if they are sleeveless as I remember how hot it gets when you are in and out of the car all day, 6 months pregnant in the height of a Queensland Summer! 

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Anyone who knows me will see that first dress and say “that is so you!”  And oh it is!  I could literally buy it in every colour!  Did I mention I love pockets! I actually love the patterns over the plains as it is easier to hide creases! The last two are not my normal styles but I think they would be a great throw on on stinking hot days! 

1, 2, 3 Amber Dress in Assorted colours from Firefly 4. Firfely Viva Dove Dress 

and one more just for fun!

THE MELBOURNE CUP DRESS

If I had any Melbourne Cup Luncheon Plans they would seriously involve THIS dress!

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Lori Fit and Flare Dress

Seriously the horses!  This is my favourite style of dress, I am such a fit and flare girl!

So what say you?  Unfortunately I cant have them all so you have to help me decide and TODAY!!!!

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Dressing with your salad? Why I would choose to buy my fashion with my groceries.

Selling fashion in supermarkets is not a new thing.  Stores in the United States and UK have been doing it for years and finally the trend has caught on in Australia.  Last month Coles introduced “MIX” a “fast, affordable and everyday” fashion range into their supermarkets.  Naturally this concept has been embraced by many an Aussie Mum, including me!  So why would I forgoe the fashion chains and shop at the grocery store?

1. Its Convenient.  I work, I mother, I run a household, I do kindy drop off, I blog.  Somewhere in there I find time to do the groceries.  Grocery shopping is generally done childless.  A whole hour of just me, a list and a wonky trolley.  Now I can throw in a new top complete with matching pants and shoes into my trolley as I consider what we are having for dinner tonight.  One car trip, one car park, one time dedicated to shopping.  Extended store hours mean I can pop in for a new outfit at a time that suits me. Oh and perhaps the hubby won’t notice the purchases if they are hidden amongst the bread and milk?

2. It’s Affordable.  I am afraid my days of spending a couple of hundred on an outfit were farewelled  at the birth suite.  We are on a budget.  A tight budget.  This is where “Mix Apparel” has really got it covered.  The clothes are good quality.  The most expensive item is $39. Generally you are looking at between $12 and $25.  They are desinged to be MIX and matched further adding to its practicality and budget sense.  

3. It’s On Trend.  Think nautical, think maxi dresses, think 50’s style polka dot swimwear.  It can be cheap but if it doesnt look good whats the point?  The current range MIX’es effortfless practicality with style.  Casual to cocktail.  If you have seen it in your high end retail fashion stores, chances are MIX has done it too.  But for quarter of the price.  The range also includes menswear, shoes and accessories. 

$19 ~ Side Rhinestone Flip Flop

$25 ~ Smocked Maxi Dress

$15 ~ Sleeveless Mix Ruffle Top

The MIX range is “fast fashion” meaning it changes every two weeks, so if you see something whilst browsing online be sure to grab it quickly before it’s gone!

So…would you buy your fashion with your groceries?

 Have you checked out the “MIX” range at your local Coles?

 Oh and hands off that maxi dress, it’s all mine!

 check out mixapparel.com.au for all the details. 

Click away!  Its very easy to vote for “My Pigeon Pair”