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Unfortunately Maia and Marley is not making enough any money so I’m not able to focus full time on this. That means I need to work full time 8-5, Monday to Friday to be able to contribute to our household and to invest more in Maia and Marley.

Going back to work was tough after having Yogi. He is the biggest mamas boy and was pretty much exclusively breast feeding when he started day care at 10 months. He cried everyday I left him for about 2 months but the crying got shorter and shorter and now when I drop him he happily waves goodbye to play with his friends. I can’t lie and say I feel guilty about being at work because I don’t. I really do love it. Yogi loves daycare and it’s good to be able to be an adult again after 10 months of baby talk. It just means I am more appreciative of the time we have together in the evenings and weekends.

I work in a relatively relaxed office environment where you can dress corporate or wear jeans and a t shirt. I normally aim for somewhere in the middle, but, jeans do make several appearances during the week. With the end of daylight savings I actually have time in the morning to sort myself out. I can do something with my hair and put a little more effort into my outfits so I hope to be able to do more outfit posts during the week.

These pants are a samples that we were supposed to be getting in for winter 16 but a delay in manufacturing times means they probably won’t be ready, I’m still trying, but these things take time. It even has a matching tee!! Fingers crossed. These shoes I picked up in Vegas a few years back at a outlet store, the style is available in most Nike retailers but good luck finding this colour way.

Not sure if you guys appreciate my life stories with my outfit posts, do let me know if not.

 

Shirt – Glassons (very old)

Pants – Sample | Similar here

Glasses – Glassons | Ray-Ban

Shoes – Nike Flyknit Racer 

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Lovely Ladies: Erina Mackie

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Do you have one of those friends who is annoyingly good looking, has amazing style and is too bloody nice? Well, that for me is this girl here, Erina Mackie.

I met Erina a few years ago when we both worked at Wild Pair/Lippy. She is one of the most down-to-earth, genuine people I know and has been so supportive of Maia and Marley from the beginning. Honestly, lots of the things we’ve done wouldn’t have been possible without her. So, thank you gf!

Anyway. Erina wore the India Set to a wedding recently and it looks stunning on her. She is very petite so small girls, don’t be afraid to wear two pieces with a long skirt, the matching print cal actually make you look taller.

A big part of Maia and Marley is the people behind it. This ‘Lovely Ladies’ segment will be where we feature Lovely Ladies who support and inspire us. Can’t wait for you to see who we are featuring next.

 

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ACL

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On Saturday we made a very last minute decision to go to Auckland City Limits. Being so last minute I scrambled this outfit together from things in my wardrobe and topped it off with some cheap sunglasses from Glassons and one of Paul’s hats.

The festival itself was OK (I know, shoot me). To be honest I only went for Kendrick and I am 100% one of those people who only knows his radio songs, but, he is AH-mahzing live!

The highlight of the day though was finding the Moustache Milk and Cookie bus on site and going back home to my little sleeping baby, first weekend day away from him was a struggle!

Ps – sorry for the low quality photos! They were all taken via iPhone burst for Instagram purposes only. I realised in hindsight that I should’ve shot this so I found the only ones where I had some of my upper lip and none of my second chin. There were 75 to chose from by the way and only 4 made the cut!

 

Dress – Limpopo Lifestyle 

Shoes & Bag – Wild Pair (3+ years old)

Glasses – Glassons , Ray.Ban

Hat – Similar here

Outfit Post: 1

 

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Having a blog attached to Maia and Marley has always been a dream of mine. A big part of this is going tobe outfit posts which is something I am terrified of. I’m not at all comfortable in front of the camera and feel like an obnoxious prick prancing around asking people to take photos of me but here goes, outfit post number one.

I’ve been waiting for a special occasion to wear the India Set and a friends wedding yesterday was the perfect excuse. It’s great for all of your summer events as its light, airy and deceptively flattering. Cropped two pieces often scare people but they actually show the flattest part of your torso and this skirt hides food babies perfectly.

I was out all day so decided to flag the heels and went with some cute strappy sandals instead, p.s they were only $10! To dress it up a bit I added some big earrings and tied the neck tie to create a choker, an idea I stole from one of our brand reps.

I want to use outfit posts not only to showcase Maia and Marley but to show you how you can incorporate our styles into your existing wardrobe. I won’t be dressed in head to toe Maia and Marley in every post and have some in mind where I won’t be wearing anything from the line at all. Everything I wear will be from my closet, creating looks that are real and that I actually wear. No one shops at just one place so I want these outfit posts to be a realistic reflection of someones wardrobe.

 

So, thank you for reading, I truly appreciate it.

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Dress: Maia and Marley

Shoes: Rubi Shoes – black ones here

Bag: Similar here and here

Earrings: Colette – similar here and here

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators