Monday, 26 September 2016

Colourful Jeans, Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag

My brightly coloured jeans get worn most of the year, but they are definitely used most frequently in spring. It's a great cheerful way to add some colour to an outfit. To kick off spring I started playing along with two style challenges on Instagram, and the bright jeans worked nicely.

What I wore:

spring SAHM playgroup outfit red jeans bird print scarf stripe print mix tee denim jacket converse | AwayFromBlue

Balenciaga 2009 tempete storm blue day bag hobo coach rainbow charm | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Scarf: navy bird print scarf
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
Jeans: Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

This was another one of those outfits that hit all the style prompts for the two style challenges. The prompts were 'thrifted and gifted' and 'it's for me'. Thrifted was achieved with the red jeans I scored in an opshop a while back, and gifted was this beautiful scarf my mum got me. I'm sad it will be worn less and less as the weather heats up, it's so cosy. Being jeans and a tee, it was simple and made me happy, so it met the 'it's for me' challenge too.

It actually ended up being such a warm day - when we were outside at playgroup I ditched the jacket and the scarf was taken off when I wasn't using it as a breastfeeding cover up.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, denim jacket, striped tee, bird print scarf, skinny jeans, Converse, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and a maxi dressstriped tee and a baby bump, bird print scarf and winter layers, skinny jeans and printed cami, Converse and a maxi skirt, Balenciaga tempete day bag and shorts.


Where to buy colourful jeans for under $50:







What I wore:

navy and purple colourful jeans OOTD grey cardi coach twilly as a hairbow Bal day bag | Away From Blue

Balenciaga tempte day bag Coara purpleheart wood watch JORD | Away From The Blue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Scarfblue Coach twilly tied in a bow
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Ava elephant pendant teething necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy (on sale!)
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I found these purple jeans at last! I mentioned a while back that our partial packing up of things in preparation for moving house (that fell through) has made it difficult trying to find where all the non-maternity pieces in my wardrobe ended up. These jeans have been missing for such a long time, I last wore them a year ago. I'm pleased I've found them now. I like purple and blue together so wanted to try wearing the jeans with the navy tee, and I liked the combination. 

I hadn't been sure what would meet the style challenges of 'tried something new' and 'tie one on', when I saw this twilly from my bestie. I've worn twillies in my hair before, but never tied one into a bow like this. I'm not sure this is an everyday look for me, it kept annoying me as I couldn't wear my sunnies on my head like I usually do! But it was fun to try something new, one of the reasons I participate in style challenges.

Ran a few errands in the morning and had my family over in the afternoon, a nice simple jeans and tee outfit was perfect for that.


Last worn: Coach twilly, grey cardigan, navy marle tee, purple skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga tempete day bag (above).

Other ways to wearCoach twilly on a bag, grey cardigan and chambray, navy marle tee and a maxi skirt, purple skinny jeans and black tank, silver ballet flats and a pencil skirt, Balenciaga tempete day bag in the office.


Linking up with Mix It Monday, Glam Adventure, Grace & Lace, Mums That Slay, On Trend, Confident Twosday, Turning Heads, Wardrobe Wednesday, Midweek Inspo, Style Sessions, Fashion Frenzy.




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100 comments:

  1. I love both outfits! But I would wear red jeans over purple jeans any time. :)

    Jenn
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  2. I find colourful jeans really hard to style but you've done it so well! :)
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    1. They always look great with neutrals! :)

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  3. Happy new week!colored jeans are a staple for me and I adore how these jeans are season to season! You look awesome and you accessorized beautifully from head to toe!thanks for the inspiration

    Tiff
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  4. your teething necklaces are alway so cute! love the bright pop of colour it brings. and the headband (or 'twilly'?) looks adorable on you! wish I could pull it off! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. Give it a try! I've worn them as a headband before but never in a bow, it was fun :)

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  5. LOVE YOUR BALENCIAGA!!!!!!!!<3 <3

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  6. To be honest I don't own any bottoms that are a different color from blue or maybe black, seeing your outfits makes me regret that a little.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. It is nice to have something different from blue or black now and then :)

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  7. The first outfit is so cute! I love red and blue paired together, such a great combination!

    Yiota
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  8. I love colored jeans! Looking great!

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  9. Love your hair tie in the last photo and also yay for bright jeans!

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  10. I get the most wear of out of my colored denim during the spring as well. There's something about wearing more color when spring rolls around. Love that bag. Looks so chic and roomy.

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    1. It is a great bag :) And yes spring just makes you want to wear all the bright colours! :)

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  11. Ooh, yay for finding the purple jeans!! They're such a great shade!
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    1. They are! I'm really glad I found them again :)

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  12. Love both pairs of coloured jeans - I really dig both of these.

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  13. I LOVE your colored jeans, girlie, they're such great ways to switch up a look from the typical blue denim! I've yet to find a pair of red ones that I love and that fit well, I'm still on the hunt! I love the way the navy and purple denim look paired together, they're really a lovely combination! I think it's cool that you participate in these challenges to step outside the box and try new things! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great start to your week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Hopefully you can find the perfect pair of red ones! I found these in an opshop, lucky find! :)

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  14. Love this bag!
    xo
    Siffat
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  15. These are such cute outfits! I especially love the color combinations of the first one, and it looks so great on you! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

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  16. I love a bright pair of pants esp in a red! Looks great

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  17. Spring always makes me want to wear all the colors too. I love those colorful jeans, and both of those looks are so fun! I can't pick a favorite this time--love them both! And the scarf in your hair is so fun. I really need to be more creative with my hair, thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Glad I could give you some inspiration! Style challenges are good for that :)

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  18. I love the pants.
    They are so lovely
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  19. Such a fabulous look! I love your red denim! Such a great color on you!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  20. Haha look at the pups expression in the first photo! You're rocking the red jeans.

    Corinne x
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    1. He is so cute! Caught unawares by the shutter! :)

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  21. You dress so cute and colorful ;)
    Nati xx
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  22. Colored jeans look great on you Mica! You also always rock out those metallic ones. A burst of color, makes any day cheery! Cooper is so cute! :D
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  23. Love those bright red colored jeans, so fun!

    Mary
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  24. I dont own any colored jeans. Love yours, it looks fab. I am inspired to go out and get one.

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  25. I used to love colored jeans, I should get back to them again! You look great in both outfits!

    XoXo,

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    1. They were such a fun trend! I still enjoy wearing mine :)

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  26. I always love seeing you style colored jeans. It's something I usually shy away from, but you make them look so wearable and easily styled.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. You would look great in them! :)

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  27. Love the purple jeans, you don't see those every day. I like the Twiilly bow! X #mumsthatslay

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    1. They are a nice change from blue jeans! :)

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  28. Loving those red skinnies...such a fun pop of color!

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  29. I have a red skinny which I bought years ago but I think I've only worn it 3-4 times! I love how it looks on me but whenever I wear it, I feel so self conscious as it's fire engine bright red. I'm sure it's just me being paranoid and I really need to have the confidence to wear it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I'm sure you look great in them! Definitely try wear them again :)

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  30. I wish I would be able to pull of colours as you do. I don't think I've worn any jeans brighter than dark berry. That red looks so vibrant, I love the way you styled it. Also I really like the blackberry jeans, it is a pretty colour. I hope you're enjoying the warmer days :) Have a great week!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Thank you Ela! I'm sure you'd look great in bright jeans! I'm trying to be more adventurous with colour :)

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  31. Ooh purple jeans! I used to looove colored jeans and got a pair of purple ones too, but then I moved and didn't really wear them as much. (tbh I don't know where they are now exactly haha.) I love the way you worked the colored jeans though, it's not a trend I see often.

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. haha I hope you find yours like I found mine!

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  32. I love that pop of red! They're so bold and vibrant. Definitely a great way to add some zest to an outfit :)

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  33. I'm so into colors and love how you played with colorful jeans! That bag is so chic and looks like it would go with everything!

    Chelsea
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  34. Fun colored jeans! I have a stack of colored jeans but haven't worn them in so long...maybe I need to change that :)

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  35. The first outfit is so patriotic! Love the scarf. I actually though they were stars haha The purple jeans are really awesome too.

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    1. haha I didn't notice that before but yes: red white and blue are all there!

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  36. LOVE your purple pants of course, and your bow! (I'd never heard the term "twilly" before!) I am so not a red person, but I love your red pants too! They're so bright and fun! I might need to look into a style challenge... That sounds like a fun, creative way to pick out outfits! Since I'm not currently documenting my outfits for my blog, I'm super meh/lazy about getting dressed in the morning and am back to wearing the same few things all the time! :-/

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    1. You would love a style challenge! :) I wonder if twilly is an aussie term as my friend says it too...

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  37. oh wow look at those bright jeans! I think they are perfect for the season in Australia too right? It's been raining over and over in BKK, Thailand :(

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    1. Yes, perfect for spring! Hope the rains ease for you!

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  38. You look lovely Mica, I love the red jeans and love how you ties up the twilly in your hair too. in the second look.

    Gemma x
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  39. You go perfect, dear ;)
    xx
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  40. Loving both outfits. I probably wouldn't be able to wear so much color, I suck at pulling it off, haha :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. You should give it a go! I'm trying to be more adventurous with colour :)

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  41. Your scarf and elephant necklace are so dreamy!
    xo
    Anastasia
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  42. Love that super cute blue printed scarf, lady!

    -Ashley
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  43. Your red jeans always make me miss mine! I love your stars and stripes and all stars combo too.
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    1. It's birds on the scarf but like the comment above I can see why you thought that! :)

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  44. love your style! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  45. OH! loving the colored skinnies in both of these outfits! You're making me need a pair of purple bottoms! Gorgeous!
    Carylee | more pieces of me

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  46. Love your colored jeans (and the pup next to you in the first outfit!). I have a hard time finding colored jeans because I feel like finding the right fit is so much harder than regular jeans! Maybe it's all in my head but it seems that way. I'd love to have a purple pair like yours!
    -Kristin
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    1. I got lucky with the purple pair - Jeanswest always fit me! The red ones are actually my second pair, I wasn't thrilled with the fit of my first re pair so I know what you mean :)

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  47. This look is so cute! I am obsessed with the scarf!

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  48. Wow Mica, you really do look sensational in these colored jeans. Love the bright red with the navy scarf too. Fun way to add color. I also love seeing your puppy in the pictures! Have a great week
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  49. I love all of the color in these looks! So pretty! Obsessed with your bag!

    xx, Elise
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  50. Those red jeans are so cheerful! And the purple ones are really pretty. I don't have any coloured jeans but now I wish I did! I'm stuck in a black and navy denim rut :(

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    1. They are great to break out of that rut, but still comfortable and easy to wear like regular jeans! :)

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  51. Oh I had not seen Cooper in a while !
    Now that you mention how your twillie got in the way of your sunnies, I've come to realise that my sunglasses have turned into a head accessory, like a permanent headband!

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    1. Yes sometimes he'd rather nap than pose for photos with me, haha! I wear my sunnies on my head a lot too.

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  52. Love these looks and I'm jealous you're starting spring!!! That star scarf is SO cute!!!

    Laura
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    1. Thanks! It's actually bird print but it is cute! :)

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  53. I only have one pair of coloured jeans but after reading your post I think it's time to add some more colours to my jean collection!

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    1. They are a great addition to a wardrobe!

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  54. You are inspiring me to pull out my red jeans! I love how they look paired with grey stripes!

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  55. Your bag is such a great grey colour. Love the red jeans! #mumsthatslay

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  56. Love the first look with the colored jeans, scarf, bag and denim jacket. It's super comfy and looks great.

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  57. Ahh I love colored jeans! Both outfits are perfect! I'm saving this for when Spring rolls around out here! :]

    xo Deborah
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    1. Yes they are great for spring! :)

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  58. Love the both look! So comfy and stylish!

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  59. I love your fun colored jeans! Both outfits look great! Fabulous bag!

    Andrea
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  60. Our springs are at different times, but I wear my bright pants more in the spring too! LOVE those red pants and that elephant necklace!!! XO
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  61. I always look forward to seeing your cute outfits! fun post!

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  62. Your red skinny jeans and star print scarf made me think you had some American themed patriotism going on! Haha, nice styling Mica ;)

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    1. haha yes a few people thought the birds looked like stars! :)

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  63. I'm sorry a house you were interested fell through, I have a grand story coming next week and I'm sharing a lot of woes that caused my month long absence from the blog world. I am now "back" and intend to be blogging normally for the rest of the year, I just really needed the time off. Similar house woes happened to us and we were just soooooo tired in August and that gave me the courage to just be real. Keep fighting for what you want and you WILL get it! <3

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    1. I'm so glad you got your house in the end - it was quite a journey for you! Our perfect place still hasn't shown up, we will keep looking! :)

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  64. I'm trying to buy some different colors too for the bottoms. I was stuck with blue, black and white for the long time. This bright color of your jeans looks great. I love the scarf! Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo
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  65. That bow looks super cute. I feel your pain with the sunnies thing but it's worth perservering because it does look so good. And yay for finding your purple jeans too!

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  66. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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