New York to Australia {with a 10 month old}

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In typical Huett style, it’s taken me over half a year to go through our photos from our trip back to Australia earlier this year. These photos are from the end of February when we embarked on the 22 hour flight that is New York to Sydney…with a 10 month old. I won’t go into the flight in too much detail but let’s just say that George got a stomach bug the day before we flew out – we had 16 nappy (diaper for the American’s) over one flight, and 2 hours out of LA he threw up all over Tim! George was also just learning to walk so he wasn’t at all interested in sitting still (or sleeping) for any period of time.

As we left the plane we hung our heads in shame. We were those people who had the annoying kid, we were those people that we use to despise on long distance flights and think silently to ourselves, why can’t you control that kid?!

We really don’t have many photos from the trip because our focus was on enjoying our time with family and friends rather than taking photos to remember it. But here are a few that we took when we remembered.

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{George’s first trip to the beach. I guess every kid tries to eat sand the first time they feel it and once they realize it doesn’t taste very good they never do it again}ihyt-2014 photo Oz 3

{There wasn’t as much beach time as we would have liked} ihyt-2014 photo Oz 6{This kid kills me – that tummy, those thighs…}

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{We hardly have any photos of the three of us, even from NY – I love this one even though we aren’t even looking at the camera – thanks Dad for the pics!}

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 {The flight back to New York was so much better than the flight to Australia – we got some sleep, even if it meant that my wonderful husband had to hold George whilst he slept}

{Spotted} The denim romper v the denim overall

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I have been obsessed with the romper for a few seasons now and the denim romper is no exception, it is the perfect no fuss outfit - no styling required, just put on a pair of shoes and add an awesome handbag.

A little bit more tricky to pull off is the denim overall that seems to slowly be making its way back into high street fashion thanks to a few celebrities and street style bloggers who have decided to embrace the trend. The overall requires a little more thought but take a tip from these stylish ladies, more is better – put your favorite t-shirt underneath or a sheer longer sleeved top.

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Source: One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six / Seven / Eight

Where does your baby sleep?

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{This is our bedroom. Please excuse the mess under the bed and the temporary nature of our “picture art” (and bed). George’s crib/cot is honestly the best $100 we spent, purchasing it second-hand from my mammas group}

Where your child sleeps is such a personal topic and I don’t think there is any ‘normal’. When you bring your baby home from hospital I think you make the decision pretty quickly - does your baby sleep in the bedroom with you for some time, do you co-sleep or do you put your newborn in the nursery straight away. I don’t think there is any right or wrong answer, every family does what suits them and circumstance.

I’ve been following both A Cup of Jo and Hey Natalie Jean for a while now so this article (which was a few months ago now) by Daily Mail didn’t come as a surprise to me. Joanne Goddard had her second child sleeping in the bathroom at one stage; and Natalie Jean’s kid, Huck, has been sleeping in the closet since he was born.

We live in a one bedroom apartment so George has always slept in our bedroom. It’s tough and it’s not ideal but its circumstance and that’s what we had to do. Yes we hear everything in the middle of the night (and kids are certainly noisy especially when they go through developmental phases) and unfortunately for us George is a pretty light sleeper (go figure since he was born in New York City) so we have to keep noise to a minimum. As George is getting older and much more aware it’s been getting much harder (we are currently sleeping on the couch) so we’ve been thinking more and more about  converting our walk-in-closest into a small space to put his crib. The space would work well as a bedroom with the doors left open for ventilation but when it comes down to it we’d have to buy another crib as we don’t think awesome second-hand one we purchased will fit in the space and really, where would I hang all my clothes? Ideally, if we didn’t live in NY, in a one-bedroom apartment, George would most certainly be in his own bedroom by now and I’ve had friends in NY who have had their kids sleep in their bedroom without any issues. But for now, we are on the couch until further notice.

I do get a tinge of jealousy when I hear our friends talk about converting rooms into nursery’s because I’d like to do that too and hopefully I’ll be able to do that sometime in the future. For now I can just dream of gorgeous baby boys room and for fun, lets just look at some inspiration.

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Looking for more inspiration, check out Petite Vintage Interiors.

Source: One / Two/ Three / Four / Five / Six.

Corporate office-style {inspiration}

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Last week I turned up to a client meeting wearing something that I would be ashamed of if I happened to run into one of my friends on the street afterwards. I don’t know if it’s because i still haven’t lost all my baby weight so I can’t fit into all my previous work clothes, or because it was a combination of being sleep deprived due to a 2am wake up call (thanks George) and the heat and humidity just meant that I really couldn’t be bothered *gasp*.  After that day I realized that maybe I was missing some inspiration for office wear because in a prior life I use to love getting dressed up to go to work and took a certain level of pride in my appearance. I admit, it’s rough when you don’t exactly love your job and even rougher when no matter what you put on in the morning you are guaranteed a sticky hand to grab your skirt or a dirty hand to put marks on your crisp white clean shirt. So, here is some office-friendly looks for both summer and winter for those of us that work in the corporate world.

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{Olivia Palermo no doubt has some of the best conservative style inspiration that perfectly translates to the corporate world}

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Source: One / Two / Three / FourFive / Six / Seven / Eight