Monday, 17 April 2017

Shorts, Navy Prints and Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Love Bag

Blue is my favourite colour. I'm trying to not wear it every single day and use some other colours in my wardrobe. If I'm having a bad day, not feeling great or anxious about something, I'll usually try and wear a little bit of blue though. It's one of the colours that just makes me feel happy when I wear it. I wore navy in both of the outfits below, trying to give myself a little boost as I was feeling unwell.

What I wore:

navy monochrome printed shorts marle tee outfit with grey Love bag | Away From Blue

silver bracelet stack, printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy (on sale!)
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I shared a little more than I usually do when I posted this outfit picture to Instagram. It was one of those days where I wasn't feeling great but had to go out anyway, to go get groceries and run some errands. We were running behind as usual, Toddler T decided to keep popping into the frame as I tried to get outfit photos, and a clingy cranky baby needing lots of cuddles meant my tee was a little more crumpled than usual. 😅 You might see an okay looking picture here on the blog, but as with every photo you see online, a picture never tells the full story. Don't compare yourself to someone else's little square on Instagram.

I'd been looking at this tee in my wardrobe and thinking it was overdue a wear for a while, so when I hurriedly tried to find something to wear that morning I just needed something to wear with it. I thought I'd see what the shorts looked like, as I've worn this printed pair with other navy tops in the past and liked the resulting monochrome outfit. Despite it not being the best day and not feeling well, I did really like this outfit. I enjoyed wearing it too, these shorts are beautifully lightweight and with a soft, loose tee it was like wearing my pyjamas!

The grey Rebecca Minkoff Love bag was the perfect accessory with this outfit - wanted something nice and neutral as I wasn't sure if the marle on the tee and the print on the shorts would be too busy. I think they worked nicely together.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, navy marle tee, printed navy shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag.

Other ways to wearnavy marle tee and purple jeans, printed navy shorts and pink vest, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag and chambray.

Where to Buy Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bags:

What I wore:

floral navy kimono blue and green denim shorts outfit | AwayFromBlue

Floral Kimono, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Emerald green
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Wore this on Saint Patrick's Day, of course I had to wear a little bit of green! The extra colour was another mood-boosting attempt too, although I was feeling a bit better on the day I wore this. Well enough to attend my local mother's group catch up without worrying about passing anything on to the bubs, and run a quick errand.

It's funny it's taken me so long to embrace green and blue together, as I think this navy printed kimono is perfect with the green tank! It's not the first time I've worn this kimono with green, but it is definitely one of my favourite ways I have worn it.

Again I picked my Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag, a nice neutral grey bag works well when you're wearing a lot of colour in your outfit.

Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarer (above), floral kimono, green tank, Bermuda denim shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag (above).

Other ways to wearfloral kimono and jeans, green tank at 39 weeks pregnant, Bermuda denim shorts and button up shirt, studded sandals and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag and maxi dress.

More Places to Buy Neutral Rebecca Minkoff Love Bags:

How You Can Wear It: 

Navy pieces are so versatile. A neutral bag and outfit doesn't mean boring. The neutral colours let you be more adventurous in your clothing choices and try different combinations of prints and colours. A grey bag in a classic shape like this Rebecca Minkoff love bag is a good accessory with any outfit!

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  1. I am not a fan of blue on myself, even though I have been wearing a lot more blue eyeshadow lately. If I need a mood booster, I pick something red, usually lipstick or top.

    And you are so right, never compare yourself to an Instagram picture, it never tells the whole story.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. I love your bag! I have a bigger, caramel-colored Rebeccas Minkoff bag that I use for work and I absolutely love it!

  3. I've always thought of myself as a pink fan, but then after really taking a look at my wardrobe, I'm almost always wearing blue. It's very flattering on you!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  4. I really love blue, it suits you so well too, I also really love your Rebecca Minkoff bag, it goes beautifully with both outfits. I hope you're feeling better now.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

  5. I have been totally getting into blue lately, especially really deep, rich blues. Those shorts are very cute (my days of short shorts are over!), and you rock a kimono better than anyone I know! A good reminder not to compare oneself to others online. Even after all these years, I look at my crappy 3 poses and sometimes wish I had all that fancy stuff (photo editing, etc.). However, on the other hand, no thank you to more time blogging! I think I do quite enough. :)

  6. Aww dear I hope you're feeling better now. I agree with you, if you wouldn't have shared the story behind that first photo I could easily think everything was 100% fine. Thanks for sharing that with us.
    I truly loved that first outfit and yes, we all have some color or particular item we tend to go to whenever we need an extra boost of confidence of motivation. And you always look amazing wearing blue!

  7. Don't compare yourself to someone else's little square on Instagram--I love that Mica! I find myself doing just that sometimes and I have to stop myself. Both of these looks are so pretty--I love those printed shorts!

  8. Hope you're feeling better Mica! Love that blue is your mood boosting colour. I have to try and weat other colours than black and grey! That Rebecca Minkoff bag is just gorgeous and looks like the righr size for mamas, must look into it. Hope you're having a better week so far xx

    Eileen |

  9. I never wore blue and now I have so many navy pieces in my wardrobe, it's crazy! Totally agree with look better, feel better. So easy to wear something sloppy when you don't feel well and then you feel even worse!

  10. Hope you are feeling better now! I love blue too especially navy and I also love neutrals bags especially your beautiful Love bag here. Gemma x

  11. If wearing blue makes you happy I think you should totally wear it everyday ;) I'm the same with wearing black! I think green and blue look gorgeous together, especially the two shades you were wearing. Hope you're feeling better now!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  12. I'm a big fan of blue! I can understand why it is your fav colour...and I do get why you wanted to wear it when you were feeling unwell. I believe in colour therapy in the sense that there are such things as our happy colour. This first look is very cute. I hope you are feeling better.

    I really like the second outfit too. Green and blue is a great combo!

  13. It's true, we always do just try and show the best bits and leave out the rest... but that doesn't mean the wrinkled clothes, late mornings and feelings of anxiety aren't there.

    I do appreciate how sometimes a good outfit (or a favorite color) can make things just a little bit better.

  14. Love the navy with the printed shorts and your grey bag. Blue is one of my favorite colors to wear too. I love your reminder about not comparing. There is always more to the story than what is in the photo, and it is so easy to forget that when we just see a little square. Sorry you had a rough day! Your green is definitely mood boosting.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  15. I can definitely see why you are a fan of blue clothing! That color suits you perfectly. I don't typically have blue in my wardrobe (aside from my denim) but decided to venture out of my comfort zone recently and purchase a few things in blue!

    Rina Samantha

  16. Loveeeeee the blue kimono. I just sent mine to the thrift store last week and saw it hanging there today. I do hope that the day got better and if you like blue and it lifts your spirit, wear it everyday Mica ! I think that blue looks beautiful on you and brings your eye color our. Oh and I loved this:
    Don't compare yourself to someone else's little square on Instagram.
    Well said.

  17. Blue is definitely a calming, happy color for me too! And it's so easy to wear because it goes with practically everything! Love the blue pieces in these looks, especially that pretty floral kimono!

  18. I’m always amazed at you being able to get so many outfit photos when you have two little ones to look after! You’re such an inspiration Mica! I love how you have a colour that makes you happy when you wear it. I want to choose one for myself for “those” days. Hopefully it works for me too!


  19. I love blue and I think it looks so good on so many skin tones... which is probably why I wear it so much haha! I love those printed shorts and that kimono is way too cute!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  20. Sorry to hear you were having a day with the boys. I never try to look too hard into someone's IG photos. I know that a beautiful home decor post isn't as it seems, and out of frame, there's probably children destroying it. (; It's always tough when we don't feel our best and our kiddos are extra needy that day. I hope you are better now and that you get a few moments to yourself. Also, blue is my favorite color too! (:

  21. It's so funny, because looking at these pictures I would've never known all of that was going on in the background. Love both outfits. Navy looks so good on you.


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