2014 Week 13: My Wednesday Style Collective.....

Two weeks ago when my blog went missing in cyberspace I was amid a post pregnancy wardrobe clear out. Fraser just turned seven months last week and with a change of seasons it has been as good a time as any to be getting it done.

With each pregnancy my body has changed a little and although for the main part I fit back into a fair amount of my pre-pregnancy wardrobe, there are pieces in my collection that need to find new homes because they just aren't the right fit for me anymore for whatever reason or they just don't make me feel like the used to. I also have a collection of frocks I held on to so I could still honor my style through my pregnancies. Since Fraser is our last babe, it seems only logical that those frocks find new homes too. Despite all of the above I'm just a believer that sometimes you just need to let things go to make way for other great things. So that's what I have been doing, letting go in a hope that the vintage loving gods above will show me to glorious new beauties to fill my wardrobe and make this seven month post-pregnancy mum feel fabulous.

What has also been surprising through this process is the frocks I thought would be destined for new homes. I've been sure to pop all frocks on one more time and check for fit and upcycle or revamp potential and surprisingly some frocks are fitting better than they did before I fell pregnant with Fraser or whilst I was pregnant with him. Like this dress that had an outing on the blog showing off my pregnant belly not long after I announced my pregnancy with Fraser last year.

Dress - Hello Nelly (formerly Vintage Wishes)
Belt - op shopped
Shoes - retail

Between you and I, I'm quietly developing a renewed love with navy blue and I am loving orange hanging out with it. I've got a feeling I'd like to make it a cheeky little favourite combination these coming cooler months.

Oh and as a side to talking about colour Ben has been pressing on with more painting, it's a slow process around here between running a business with his dad, three kids and various other commitments and trying to do it all yourself and not hire help, but we're getting there. So behind me the above pic is a better look at the first feature wall you would see coming into our home. Since this picture was taken two weeks ago the trims have been done and they are a crisp, crisp white. It looks awesome and really makes a statement of the wall as it does for our other feature wall too.

Colours aside and back to fashion and style, I'm pleased that this dress will be staying as I am fond of it and it does have pockets, you know how I feel about pockets. If there's a lesson learned in having a wardrobe clear out it would be that it's a good idea to try a piece on one more time before you make a final decision about it's future.

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My Vintage Childhood: 2014 Week 13: My Wednesday Style Collective.....

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 Week 13: My Wednesday Style Collective.....

Two weeks ago when my blog went missing in cyberspace I was amid a post pregnancy wardrobe clear out. Fraser just turned seven months last week and with a change of seasons it has been as good a time as any to be getting it done.

With each pregnancy my body has changed a little and although for the main part I fit back into a fair amount of my pre-pregnancy wardrobe, there are pieces in my collection that need to find new homes because they just aren't the right fit for me anymore for whatever reason or they just don't make me feel like the used to. I also have a collection of frocks I held on to so I could still honor my style through my pregnancies. Since Fraser is our last babe, it seems only logical that those frocks find new homes too. Despite all of the above I'm just a believer that sometimes you just need to let things go to make way for other great things. So that's what I have been doing, letting go in a hope that the vintage loving gods above will show me to glorious new beauties to fill my wardrobe and make this seven month post-pregnancy mum feel fabulous.

What has also been surprising through this process is the frocks I thought would be destined for new homes. I've been sure to pop all frocks on one more time and check for fit and upcycle or revamp potential and surprisingly some frocks are fitting better than they did before I fell pregnant with Fraser or whilst I was pregnant with him. Like this dress that had an outing on the blog showing off my pregnant belly not long after I announced my pregnancy with Fraser last year.

Dress - Hello Nelly (formerly Vintage Wishes)
Belt - op shopped
Shoes - retail

Between you and I, I'm quietly developing a renewed love with navy blue and I am loving orange hanging out with it. I've got a feeling I'd like to make it a cheeky little favourite combination these coming cooler months.

Oh and as a side to talking about colour Ben has been pressing on with more painting, it's a slow process around here between running a business with his dad, three kids and various other commitments and trying to do it all yourself and not hire help, but we're getting there. So behind me the above pic is a better look at the first feature wall you would see coming into our home. Since this picture was taken two weeks ago the trims have been done and they are a crisp, crisp white. It looks awesome and really makes a statement of the wall as it does for our other feature wall too.

Colours aside and back to fashion and style, I'm pleased that this dress will be staying as I am fond of it and it does have pockets, you know how I feel about pockets. If there's a lesson learned in having a wardrobe clear out it would be that it's a good idea to try a piece on one more time before you make a final decision about it's future.

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6 Comments:

At March 26, 2014 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

I have been thinking about pockets more and more. Every time Jarvis and I go for walks he hands me things to collect/keep. So now each time I sew something I am adding a pocket

 
At March 26, 2014 at 10:51 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

I love this dress, I think it's one of my favourites of yours. If you ever find it doesn't fit you know who will give it a good home! Mwah haha. Xx

 
At March 27, 2014 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Vix said...

At first glance i thought it was a playsuit - its gorgeous, glad you're keeping it. x

 
At March 28, 2014 at 2:42 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

What a super frock, it's definitely a keeper! Love the colours and print. xxx

 
At March 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM , Blogger Pull Your Socks Up! said...

How wonderful that you've got some frocks that fit better than before! You've got a smashing figure Trudi and your frock shows off your lovely waistline. I'm doing my head in trying to wade through the number of things I need to sell-on. Nothing like a new season to kick us into gear tho' eh? xo

 
At April 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM , Blogger Sophie Isobel said...

Love that print! How fabulous! xx

 

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