Outfit post: Bump

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Wearing: Popbasic shirt and clutch, Witchery skirt and scarf, Asos jacket.

This is the bump’s first blog appearance :)These shots were taken a couple of weeks ago and at the time I felt like I was looking so big which is funny considering how much the belly has grown since then.

I think despite life or lifestyle changes, maintaining your personal style is so important to feel good about yourself, confident and somewhat in control. Well that’s my plan for my maternity style – obviously making changes to fit my growing shape but still remaining true to myself.

A quick little note on this outfit – this skirt is all sorts of comfy and this mid length fluted shape is super popular right now. It looks best worn with a heel. Tops can be worn tucked in (like I’ve done here) or with a shorter cropped jumper worn untucked over the skirt – something like this. Because of the longer length and extra fabric the top can’t be super long otherwise the look can very easy turn from fab to frumpy. Oh and LOVING this navy silk Popobasic shirt – such a wardrobe classic.

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Some big news

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I’m thrilled to announce I’m pregnant! The hubby and I could not be happier.  The past few months have been a bit rough at times hence the lack on blog posts around here.  But I think things are on the up.  How will this affect the blog?  I don’t intend for it to become a ‘mummy blog’ but any outfit posts from now on will include a bump :)

Lots of dressing challenges ahead of me but I’m really looking forward to it. Oh and shopping for baby stuff?! Too much fun.  Have you seen newborn socks?!! Just about the cutest thing out there. x

New year {and some new pieces}

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Happy new year! I know January is almost over but this is actually only my first post of 2014. Crazy. But sometimes time out is a good thing.

So what’s ahead for Dress Your Best? I think my focus this year is quality over quantity and while they’ll still be some outfit posts I aim to deliver more practical style tips in 2014. A facelift of the site is also coming soon.

I am also developing my style business which is terribly exciting. Of course there will still be shopping (some new pieces above).  And don’t forget to follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest and Instagram.

Let’s do this 2014!

Outfit post: New home

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Wearing: Veronika Maine dress, Witchery jacket and necklace, Countryroad boots, Karen Walker sunglasses, Popbasic bag

Greetings from gorgeous Melbourne! We have now been here two weeks and are almost unpacked and settled in. These photos were taken in a lovely laneway right near our apartment. So excited for the adventures to be had in this city.

Meanwhile – remember this dress? (also seen here and here). It sure is versatile.

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Outfit post: Making it modern

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Wearing: Asos dress, Witchery jacket, Portmans belt, Zara bag, Colette necklace, Nine west boots, Karen Walker sunglasses.

This dress is actually very retro in shape: high waist, full skirt, midi length. While I adore the feminine and flirty feel of this shape, unless you’re off to the ball the key to wearing it during the day means toning down the costume-ey vibe. A sporty causal jacket like this hooded military one along with tough boots as opposed to pumps or peep toe heels keep the look modern.

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