Friday, 24 June 2016

Henley, Scarf and Maxi Skirt: Comfortable SAHM Winter Outfit

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'll happily wear maxi skirts year round, as we don't have snow to contend with over winter in Brisbane. I have been looking out my long sleeved tops to wear with them now though! I have a few long sleeved henley tops, they are a nice casual option and perfect stay at home mum wear.

What I wore:

Easy SAHM style in winter: striped henley, cobalt scarf, black ejrsey maxi skirt neon pink bag | Away From The Blue

Silver bracelet stack, black maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (30% off at Nordstrom!)
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs bright blue stole
TopJeanswest 'Marina' stripe henley
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This was a really simple outfit. It was a cold morning, I was recovering from the cold and baby boy was sick as well, but toddler T was fully recovered and ready to play! I did contemplate wearing my trackie dacks (sweats/joggers) to go out... I usually reserve those for at home wear only.

I had to change my top anyway thanks to baby boy, so I picked out this maxi skirt at the same time I was choosing the henley. The jersey fabric is just as comfortable as my trackie dacks but because it's a maxi skirt it looks a lot more pulled together.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, striped henley, black jersey maxi skirt, Marc Jacobs ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff pink mini MAC. First time I've worn the cobalt scarf as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearstriped henley and denim shorts in spring, black jersey maxi skirt and a baby bump, Marc Jacobs ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff pink mini MAC and navy kimono.



More henley tops under $50:








What I wore:

Blue Alexander McQueen skull scarf, teal henley, grey maxi skirt ankle boots | Away From Blue Blog

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
ScarfAlexander McQueen Azure wool skull scarf
TopJeanswest 'Aubrey' pintuck yoke henley in deep teal
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots (on sale here!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I adored this outfit. When I saw the blue and teal skull print scarf I knew I wanted to wear it with this top. While the scarf was on massive sale and a great price, thinking of this top with it is what made me add it to my cart. I felt stylish, pulled together, was over my cold...and then baby spat up all over my shoulder. Didn't feel so great then, haha!

It's one of the reasons I'm glad I got into the habit before kids of taking photos of my outfits each morning when I go out - with two boys under 2 my clothes never stay clean long! By the end of the day at least one of us has had to change what we are wearing, and I'm likely to be in my pyjamas or the above mentioned trackie dacks.

I'm reviewing everything I buy after wearing it twice to make sure I'm making smart purchases, so my purchase review for this scarf:
I'm glad I bought this. I know I have a lot of scarves but I was feeling like I needed to add some blue ones to my collection. As this one is woolen, it's cosy and perfect for winter.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), blue and green skull scarf, teal henley, grey marle maxi skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: skull scarf and stripesteal henley and a striped skirt, grey maxi skirt and a green tank in summer, black ankle boots and a grey skater dress, aqua mini MAC and a navy kimono.










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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Black Tops, Skinny Jeans, Scarves, Cardigans and Colourful Bags

With the winter weather here in Brisbane, I've been able to layer and get my ankle boots out again. With all the layering, I've been wearing my neutral tops from my wardrobe. Below are two outfits with plain black tops. Black is the easiest colour to wear when layering as it goes with everything.

What I wore:

neutral layers with red skinny jeans and ankle boots | Away From Blue Blogger

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with red skinny jeans | AwayFromTheBlue Blog
JacketJeanswest brown marle waterfall cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
TankZalora basics ruffle hem tank in black
Jeans: Emerson red skinny jeans
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots (on sale here!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I really liked this outfit! It's been a while since I wore these red jeans as I couldn't wear them when I was pregnant. The black and brown seemed like the easiest things to wear with them as I was running around trying to get the boys organised for the day. It's not always easy getting two under 2 out the door on time, but some mornings (like this day) everything seems to take twice as long. Neutral layers were the easy options.

I hadn't planned out what I was going to wear the night before like I usually do, I'd just decided I'd wear the red jeans, so I was pleased with how well this all came together in such a hurry.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayferer, brown marle carditaupe skull scarfpeplum tank, red skinny jeans, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearbrown marle cardi and a maxi dress, skull scarf and plaid shirtpeplum tank and a striped skirt, red skinny jeans and a printed tank, black ankle boots and a printed tee dress, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and denim shorts.






What I wore:

Winter layers and colourful accessories: SAHM Style | Away From The Blue

Cooper rescue Shih Tzu and Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue Blog
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf (new purchase)
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversize tee in black (also in grey)
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in grey)
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC (on sale and an extra 25% off with code 'EXTRA25!')

Why I wore it:

This was another unplanned, super easy outfit with a plain black top making getting dressed easy. Baby boy had his checkup at the clinic, and I was sadly starting to come down with toddler T's cold! He was kind enough to pass it on to all of us...

Cosy layers were needed to make getting out early in the morning more appealing. This grey wool cardigan is so comfortable to wear, and cosy. It's like wearing a bathrobe! I thought that with a neutral outfit, the purple scarf would be a nice way to add some colour along with the neon pink mini MAC bag.

While we didn't do much, just the clinic appointment and then spending time with family in the afternoon, I really liked this outfit. Often the simplest outfits are the ones we like and repeat the most!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), grey wool cardigan, black tee, prima denim skinny jeans, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC. First time I've worn the scarf as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to weargrey wool cardigan and printed shirts, black tee and a printed maxi skirt, prima denim skinny jeans and a printed cami, black ballet flats and flared jeans, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC and blue kimonos.





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Monday, 20 June 2016

Striped Maxi Skirts in Winter with Grey Cardigans

Maxi skirts are an all-season wardrobe must have for me. It's not just that the stretchy waistbands and comfortable fabrics are nice on a post-baby belly, they are also a great length for running around after a toddler. Brisbane doesn't get any snow over winter so with enough layers I happily wear them in winter too.

What I wore: 

Petite winter maxi skirt outfit long loose layers skull scarf and stripes | Away From The Blue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen Azure wool skull scarf (new purchase)
TeeFrench Connection oversized khaki green tee
Skirt: Target black and white striped maxi skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in grey)
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

It was a busy day - we had playgroup in the morning and my 6 week post-birth checkup in the afternoon. I dressed in layers as I knew it would be cold at the playground but warmer in the afternoon. With the waterfall drape of the cardigan and the long line of the scarf I did worry my petite frame would be overwhelmed a little, but it was so comfortable when I tried it on. I was really happy in this - and the layers worked out perfectly as it did heat up a lot during the day.

It's been a long time since I last wore this khaki tee - I hunted it out again after really liking the khaki tank I bought last month, wanted to see if this was still a keeper in my wardrobe. While I don't like it as much as the tank, it's a great basic so it's staying for now.


Last worn: grey cardigan, khaki tee, striped maxi skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC. First time I've worn the scarf as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to weargrey cardigan and red jeans, khaki tee in summer with jeans, striped maxi skirt and a graphic tee, black ballet flats and a pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC and a floral kimono.



Striped Maxi Skirts Under $50:








What I wore:

Winter Maxi Skirt Outfit: grey cardi, stars and stripes | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Shirt: Zara star print shirt
SkirtAsos colour block maxi skirt in red
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, I really wasn't impressed when I wore this, although it seemed like a good idea when I planned it out. We had an appointment to get to in the morning though so I didn't have any time to change. I hated this outfit more and more as the day went on. It seemed like a fun idea, stars and stripes, but I was so happy to change out of this at the end of the day. Definitely an outfit fail for me. All the pieces on their own are lovely, but together I wasn't enjoying them.



Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, grey wool cardigan, star print shirt, colour block maxi skirt, Marc Jacobs ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC.

Other ways to weargrey wool cardigan and flares, star print shirt in the office, colour block maxi skirt for a dinner date, Marc Jacobs ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC and denim shorts.









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