Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Skinny Jeans, Long Cardigans and Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere

While I've been doing a lot of babywearing this winter I've been prioritising my cardigans over my leather jackets. I'm lucky to have a little collection of cardigans that are keeping me cosy. And they look great with jeans, a SAHM staple!

What I wore:

Black skiiny jeans outfit with berry stripe tee print mixing scarf SAHM winter style | AwayFromBlue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | AwayFromTheBlue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (30% off at Nordstrom!)
Jacket: Cotton On black knit wrap cardigan
ScarfNicole by Nicole Miller mixed print scarf (giveaway prize from Style of Sam)
TopAtmos&Here 3/4 sleeve stripe tee in berry white
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Last time I wore this scarf I wore it with stripes too! It was the perfect accessory to add a little more colour to my mostly black outfit. Nice and simple for running a few quick errands.

It's been a while since I've worn this top and cardigan, but wearing them has reminded me how much I like them and they are definitely staying in my wardrobe. Need to try wear them more often!

The only thing I didn't like about this outfit was my shoe choice. It looks fine but I had pretty cold feet, should have stuck with boots.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerblack cardigan, printed scarf, striped tee, skinny jeans, ballet flats, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearblack cardigan and plaid shirtprinted scarf and a dress, striped tee and a baby bump, black skinny jeans in spring, ballet flats and a maxi skirt, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in the office.

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What I wore:

blue SAHM style winter layers skinny jeans outfit purple leopard print scarf wool cardi | Away From Blue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene speedy bandouliere red lining | Away From The Blue
Scarf: Sportsgirl animal scarf in violet
Tee: Jeanswest blue long sleeve button down henley
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
Bag: Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Marc by Marc Jacobs Eliz-A-Baby bag on the stroller)

Why I wore it:

I recently rediscovered this long sleeve henley along with a bunch of other winter clothing. I knew I wanted to wear it, but when the clean jeans available were these blue ones I worried it was a bit too monochromatic. We were in a rush for playgroup and I didn't have a lot of time, so I went for a favourite colour combination and picked a purple scarf to try break up all the blue.

I really wasn't a fan of this outfit though, I wished I'd spent more time to pick something else out. The blue top and jeans were just too similarly coloured. Even with the grey cardi and scarf I felt too matchy-matchy. I have this same top in black, wish I would have worn that instead. It looks okay in the photo but I wasn't happy in it, so a bit of an outfit fail for me. I haven't been able to find when I last wore this tee on the blog either so either I didn't label it correctly or I haven't worn it in over 4 years! It's definitely leaving my wardrobe.

Last worn: grey cardigan, purple leopard print scarf, Prima skinny jeans, leather boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bag (above), Eliz-A-Baby nappy bag. Can't find when I last wore the henley.

Other ways to weargrey cardigan and printed jeans, leopard print scarf and a printed dress, Prima skinny jeans and a tweed jacket, leather boots and a dress, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and a maxi skirt, black baby bag and green tank.

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Rebecca Minkoff Purple Mini MAB Tote, Skinny Jeans

Continuing to try think of ways to add some variety to what is feeling like a very uninspiring winter outfit rut, I decided to wear my cute purple mini MAB tote bag. It's a great pop of colour and while it looks great with a neutral outfit, I decided to add some more purple to my outfits too.

What I wore: 

Navy tank blue skinny jeans purple accessories mini MAB and leopard scarf | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote plum with pink Ava wallet leopard print scarf | AwayFromTheBlue
Scarf: Sportsgirl animal scarf in violet
TankMEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale and on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this to spend the day with my mum. We went shopping and had morning tea with my mother in law. Sine I rediscovered this tank I've been wanting to wear it often.

I really like the blue and purple colour combination so I loved this outfit. Wouldn't change anything about it, it was easy to put on, easy to wear and kept me cosy on a rainy day.

Last worn: jacquard jacket, purple leopard print scarf, navy breastfeeding tank, skinny jeans, silver ballet flatsRebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB.

Other ways to wear jacquard jacket in the officeleopard print scarf with stripes and a baby bump, bubble tank and a maxi skirt, skinny jeans and a kimono, silver ballet flats and a chambray skirtRebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB and a neon tee.

Where to buy the Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag:

What I wore:

long winter layers: cardi and scarf purple tee and sass and bide printed playman skinny jeans | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | Away From The Blue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
ScarfNali feather print pashmina scarf
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black or silver!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

I've mentioned before that I was finding these printed jeans tricky to wear with my printed scarves. I thought this neutral one with feather print would work nicely, but I was in a rush that morning and didn't realise until afterwards that I'd put it on back to front so you can't even see the feather print in the photos!

Although I was a little chilly in the morning with the shorter sleeves, I took the boys to the library for the books and rhymes session again so I was cosy and warm there. They have the heating cranked up for the tiny babies in winter, so nice on a cold morning!

Just like the outfit above, I really liked this outfit. Sometimes just changing little things like a bag can make you feel a little more inspired when picking what to wear.

Last worn: grey cardigan, feather print pashmina, purple teeprinted jeans, mouse flats, mini MAB tote bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey cardigan and flares, feather print pashmina and orange dress, purple tee and lace pencil skirtprinted jeans with black and redmouse flats and maxi dress, purple mini MAB tote bag and a pink dress.

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Maxi Skirts, Printed Scarves and Striped Mini MAC Bag

Whenever I'm mixing prints I always seem to pick stripes as one of the prints. I find stripes so easy to wear so I'll happily wear printed scarves with my striped mini MAC.

What I wore:

Winter maxi skirt outfit bird print scarf stripes grey cardi | Away From The Blue

Rebecca Minkoff striped mini MAC bag with stripe maxi skirt | AwayFromTheBlue
Scarf: navy bird print scarf
Tee: Atmos&Here rolled sleeve oversize tee in black (also in grey)
Skirt: Target black and white striped maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Had such a fun day when I wore this! Toddler T's auntie got him a trip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for his birthday, although we had to postpone it due to the weather. When we finally managed to lock in another date for it he was getting really excited!

I knew I'd be doing a lot of walking and babywearing, so wanted something comfortable. The bird print scarf was a great cover up while feeding and also helped make me feel a little more stylish for photos. We took a lot of photos as you get the chance to get close to so many different animals. Toddler T's excitement with feeding kangaroos was the most adorable thing.We were lucky enough to get to hold a snake and crocodile too, although the lorikeet that admired my scarf and landed on my head didn't stick around long enough for him to get too close.  It was a really fun day out and he loves talking about it and all the animals he interacted with.

Last worn: wool cardigan, bird print scarf, black tee, striped maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff striped mini MAC.

Other ways to wearlong cardigan and skinny jeans, bird print scarf and skinny jeansblack tee and flares, striped maxi skirt and burgundy tee, Converse and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff striped mini MAC and a printed dress.

What I wore:

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe | Away From The Blue
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs print scarf in croc-print
Jumper: blue Mossman knit jumper
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above which felt comfortable and practical, this outfit just annoyed me. Wore it to spend the day with my mum and take toddler T to his swim lessons in the morning. Despite the leather jacket and scarf I was pretty cold as the cropped blue jumper kept riding up and I only had a bikini top on underneath in preparation for swimming. Even adding a breastfeeding singlet underneath after the swim lesson I kept needing to tug it down.

It's not the first time I've found cropped lengths previously perfect for my petite frame seem to be uncomfortably short now with my still larger than usual chest. I briefly considered donating this jumper back to the opshop I picked it up from, but I think I would regret it when things go back to their pre-pregnancy size.

Last worn: leather jacket, printed scarf, blue knit jumper, grey maxi skirt, Converse (above), striped mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearleather jacket and a little red dress, printed scarf with stripes, jumper and a maxi dress, maxi skirt and graphic tee, Converse and flares, striped mini MAC and navy dress.

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