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Monday, 4 July 2016

Skinny Jeans, Colourful Scarves and Cosy Cardigans | 4th July Sales

With the cooler winter weather in Brisbane, I've been wearing my jeans a lot. After our summer heatwaves continued into autumn and I spent most of autumn in shorts, it's a nice change. Jeans also make getting dressed in the mornings with two little ones really easy. And adjusting to life with two under 2 means I'll stick with the easy path for the moment!

What I wore:


Jacket: Jeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
ShirtJeanswest Helene sleeveless textured shirt in berry (on sale with an extra 40% off!)
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'pink till it hurts' which I had originally planned to do by wearing all pink accessories. After putting the pink tank and scarf on though I quickly realised adding any more pink to the mix would be a bit of an overkill! Was a nice casual (and with the buttons on the tank for breastfeeding, practical) outfit for errands in the morning and spending some time with family in the afternoon.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, wool cardigan, pink skull scarf, pink sleeveless shirt, skinny jeans, metallic ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearwool cardigan and a maxi skirt, pink skull scarf and navy stripes, pink shirt and lace pencil skirt in the office, skinny jeans and a floral kimono, metallic ballet flats and a tartan skirt, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and denim shorts.


It's the 4th July long weekend in the US, so there are a few sales on:

Happy shopping!




What I wore:


JacketJeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
Scarf: blue tartan scarf
Tee: Monsterthreads star print graphic tee
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I went with a simple scarf to meet the prompt for the 'plaid is rad' challenge. I really like this pretty tartan scarf my sister brought me back from her travels in Europe.

This was a really simple outfit for a simple day. We had been having a tough couple of days and although I had planned at the start of the week to go out to playgroup, decided to stay home instead. Having a baby is a great reason to be kind and take time for yourself when you need it, and not try do too much. Having two under 2 is an even bigger reason! Since toddler T enjoys doing some activities out of the house each day, I decided to take the boys to the local park. It was a bit chilly so toddler T had the slide all to himself too.  It was a nice quiet alternative to a noisy playgroup and gave us a chance to relax a little.


Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarer (above), tartan scarf, purple cocoon cardi, graphic tee, prima skinny jeansConverse, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC (above).

Other ways to weartartan scarf and a striped tank, purple cardi and a teal dress, graphic tee and a blazer, prima skinny jeans and a floral camiConverse with a striped dress, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC and a maxi skirt.









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Friday, 10 June 2016

Jeanswest Alice Australian Wool Cardigan, Printed Shirts and Skinny Jeans

I bought this wool cardigan at the start of Autumn after seeing it on the Jeanswest site, and I'm so glad I did as it's been really cosy for the cooler mornings. Being petite I wanted to try it on in store first before I bought it to make sure it didn't swamp me. I liked the way it looked and picked it up for 40% off. I love maxi skirts and dresses, and I credit my recent love of maxi cardigans on the Friends reruns on 9 Gem!

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Jeanswest Alice Australian Wool Cardigan skinny jeans printed shirt

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum faux fur pom pom charm
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (30% off at Nordstrom!)
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Shirt: Target blue abstract floral print shirt
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

I wore this after a really cold day and I expected this day to be equally cool. It wasn't and I was definitely overdressed in this when it heated up later in the day. The cardigan didn't stay on long as I ran between appointments. I optimistically had baby boy's 6 week checkup in the morning followed by my post birth follow up with a physio.

Although we made it to everything on time, toddler T's nap and lunch times got messed around a little and he was not so happy - I paid for it in the afternoon with a cranky toddler, haha! Thankfully we were home by then though. With two under 2, I'm not looking forward to the day toddler T has his first tantrum in public...


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, wool cardigan, blue floral shirt, skinny jeans, gold mouse flats, purple mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearmaxi cardigan and flares, blue floral shirt in the office, skinny jeans layered up for winter, gold mouse flats in the office, purple mini MAB tote and a pink dress.



More cosy grey cardis under $100:








What I wore: 

AwayFromBlue | mixed print shirt long wool cardigan red skinny jeans SAHM style

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with blue Coach twilly
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (30% off at Nordstrom!)
Jacket:  Jeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ShirtJeanswest 'Ruby' mixed print shirt
Jeans: Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale in blue!) with blue Coach twilly

Why I wore it:

Another printed shirt, cardi and jeans combo. Although not the best outfit for the weather, I liked the first outfit combination so was happy to try it again. Busy morning taking baby boy for a checkup and spending time with my family in the afternoon.

As it's the second time I've worn this cardigan on the blog and I'm reviewing everything I buy after wearing it twice to make sure I'm learning from what I add to my wardrobe, my purchase review:

I'm so pleased I picked up this cardi - especially as I snagged it on sale before it started to sell out. I did wonder if the wool would be too warm for our mild Brisbane winter weather, but it's a lovely layering piece that keeps me cosy on a cool morning but doesn't feel too bulky. I'm pleased I bought this, it's been worn a lot already.


My bestie sent me the very cute Coach twilly I tied on my bag. I loved the way it looked, however the knot I tied kept coming undone so I'll have to think of another way to wear it that keeps it safe from little grabby hands. I wear my Hermes twillies as bracelets around my wrist sometimes, but that's not ideal for life with baby.


Last worn: wool cardigan (above), mixed print shirt, red skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. First time I've worn the twilly as it was a recent gift.

Other ways to wear: long cardigan and navy tank, mixed print shirt and shorts, print mixing and red skinny jeans, silver ballet flats and a wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and a maxi dress.










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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Casual SAHM Winter Style: Skinny Jeans and Layers

It's feeling like quite a cold winter here in Brisbane so I've been wearing my skinny jeans often. Probably wearing them more than my maxi skirts! A nice easy option for life with baby, and easy to layer up with scarves.

What I wore:


ScarfAlexander McQueen pink pashmina in skull and floral print
Jumper: Supre knit loose fit jumper in bahamas
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this to run a crazy amount of errands! As it was a really cold morning and I had to be up early, I added the leather jacket to keep me cosy. Thought the scarf added more nice colour with the peach knit. I had lunch with DH, and it was easy to take the layers off in the afternoon as it heated up.

Leaving My Wardrobe: Black Leather Boots



This is the last wearing of these boots! I've been a lot more critical with my shoe wardrobe lately. I own these boots in black and in brown. I wear the brown ones much more often, and since I mostly pass over these ones and wear the brown instead it doesn't make sense to keep them in my wardrobe. I've been enjoying ankle boots a lot more lately anyway, I can wear them for more months in the year. I've picked up a new pair of black ankle boots recently that means these tall ones would get even less wear. They've been worn 18 times over the years, which isn't bad, but not as much as the brown ones. Time for them to leave my wardrobe!




Last worn: leather jacket, pink skull scarf, peach knit, Jeanswest skinny jeanstall black boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wear: leather jacket with a dressskull scarf in spring, peach knit with printed jeans, skinny jeans in autumnleather boots with a dress in winter, Louis Vuitton speedy b bag with a maxi dress.









What I wore:


Scarf: Sportsgirl animal scarf in violet
TeeJeanswest rolled sleeve grey marle tee
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo (on sale with extra 30% off!)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale here!)

Why I wore it:

I love that last picture with Cooper in the background - it looks like he's fallen asleep sitting up! He was just having a good scratch.

In contrast to the outfit above, this was worn on a much more relaxed day. Met up with a friend for a morning coffee at a baby friendly cafe. It was a lovely way to start the day, and our babies had fun together. We had a bit of a walk to warm us up so I even took the scarf off for a while as we sat outside in the sun.

As it's the second time I've worn this cardigan since I purchased it, my purchase review:
I'm trying to wear everything I buy twice in a month after buying it, and that's come so easily with this cardigan! I couldn't resist the great sale price in the last Jeanswest sale, even though I already have a purple cardigan. This is a kimono/cocoon style instead of the drape style of my other one, and a different shade. I felt it was different enough to justify the purchase, and I have been making more of an effort to wear my cardigans lately so I'm hopefully this will get a lot more wear in my wardrobe.
I'm aware it's not a purchase I needed, just something I wanted, so I shouldn't really have bought it...but I'm happy with it and expect to wear it often.


Last worn: purple kimono cardigan, leopard print scarf, basic grey tee, skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan in the office, leopard print scarf with maxi dress, grey tee with a maxi skirt, skinny jeans and a grey tee in summer, Converse with a maxi skirt, mini MAC with a maxi skirt in the third trimester.




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Friday, 31 July 2015

#NoBuyJuly15 Results. Plaid Shirts, Cardigans and Skinny Jeans: SAHM Style

First up, my July purchases! I decided to set myself a #noBuyJuly15 challenge after buying a lot in June. The rules were simple - no unnecessary spending, limited only to essential things like food.

Beth from Almost Posh and I were even featured in the Sydney Morning Herald talking about some of our tips to curb impulse spending. Beth went on TV too! We did both end up buying things though...Perhaps I'll have better luck with #noSpenderSeptember!

I decided to just 'take a look' at the target sale, and then just 'try a few things on' and then just bought this $10 shirt. Not as bad as it could have been, I took 6 things into the change room, but definitely shows me that avoiding sales is the best way for me to curb unnecessary spending. Sale shopping is wonderful, and the main way I shop, but if you aren't shopping for something in particular you will walk out with a bargain you didn't plan to buy.



Now, what I've been wearing. Some recent outfits following a simple outfit formula: cardigan, skinny jeans and a plaid shirt.

One of the perks of having a stylish sister is getting to share her wardrobe! Even though we no longer live together, when we have wardrobe clearouts we always give each other the first chance to grab things. I was lucky enough to get two plaid shirts from my sisters rather large collection. I had no plaid shirts in my wardrobe, while she had so many she was getting rid of that I lost count!



What I wore:

Purple cardigan black skinny jeans tan skull scarf ankle boots plaid shirt baby bag
JacketJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in boysenberry
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
Shirt: Jay Jays metallic plaid shirt
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
Shoes:  Asos airtime leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag

Why I wore it:

This was a tiring day! I was in a bit of a rush in the morning so instead of trying to figure out which bag would work, I just threw my things in the baby bag, which was overflowing more than usual as I had thrown in some extra things to keep baby T amused. It can be taxing trying to keep a wriggly toddler happy, quiet and amused on your lap in a waiting room, so I overstuffed the bag with every toy I could cram into it that morning.

Since getting the bag hook for the stroller I've been enjoying being able to carry my own bag and have one or both bags on the stroller if needed, but some days you just need the simplicity of one bag for everything. I'm so glad we bought a large baby bag, my wallet, phone and keys fit in nicely.


Last wornpurple cardigan, taupe skull scarf, black skinny jeans, ankle boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs Eliz-a-Baby bag. First time I've worn the shirt.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan belted, skull scarf with stripes and metallic jeans, skinny jeans and an ombre knit, ankle boots and a maxi skirt.






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What I wore:

Black belted maxi cardigan purple plaid shirt skinny jeans converse RM mini MAC

Away From Blue Blog | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
Jacket: Cotton On black knit wrap cardigan
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
Shirt: See by Chloe lavender plaid cotton shirt
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale here!)

Why I wore it:

Another plaid shirt, and another cosy cardigan. This shirt has a bit of a history. I bought it online as a final sale from the Outnet a few years ago. I thought I'd read the size chart correctly, but it just didn't fit quite right. My sister was happy to take it off my hands and she wore it for a few years. Now as she was going to get rid of it, I was happy to take it back again! I don't mind the slightly oversized relaxed fit, it was comfortable for a morning at playgroup with baby.

This poor cardigan, it's second wearing this year after rediscovering it in my wardrobe, and the second time it didn't make it through a full day before baby 'added' to it and it's had to go in the wash!

No scarf with this as I couldn't figure out what one would go best, and as it's been warming up a little I didn't miss it too much.


Last worn: long black cardigan, skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC. First time I've worn the shirt.

Other ways to wear: long cardigan with flared jeans, skinny jeans in summer, Converse and a maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and a maxi dress.






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Monday, 19 September 2016

Leopard Print Scarves, Skinny Jeans and Plum Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag

As it's spring now in Brisbane I'm aware that I'm not going to have a lot of opportunities to continue to wear my scarves. While I love scarves I do find them tricky to wear year-round, especially with the high humidity. I'm enjoying wearing my big blanket scarves for the moment while it hasn't fully warmed up yet.

What I wore:

skinny jeans, striped henley and purple accessories: spring SAHM style easy denim outfit | AwayFromBlue

Bracelet Stack: Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch plum purple mini MAB tote bag Rebecca Minkoff | AwayFromTheBlue
Scarf: Sportsgirl animal scarf in violet
Top Jeanswest 'Marina' stripe henley
JeansJeanswest 'shale' super skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pastel and on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day I wore this was "this is what I found" and I had been hunting for my bright purple jeans. While pregnant last year, we boxed up a lot of things to empty our house a little in preparation for selling it. I figured I wouldn't need my pre-pregnancy clothes for a while so packed a lot of them away with no particular organisation. Since we didn't get our perfect house and house-hunting still hasn't gotten us anywhere, I'm a bit unsure where everything is! I didn't find the bright purple jeans I was looking for but I did find this grey pair with a bit of a purple tint.

Since I still felt like wearing purple I grabbed the purple leopard print scarf and Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag for accessories. I really liked this outfit in the end! Even though it wasn't what I had in mind at first I really enjoyed wearing it. I've worn the jeans and top together before too.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, leopard print scarf, striped henley, grey skinny jeans, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearleopard print scarf and leather jacket, striped henley and printed shorts, grey skinny jeans in the office, black ballet flats and flared jeans, Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote and a pink maxi dress.


Sale Alert! 



Jeanswest ship internationally and as well as some lighter pieces on sale they have a lot of fall-appropriate things for my northern hemisphere readers! :)




What I wore:

Blue leopard print scarf navy tank skinny jeans with purple cardigan and mini MAB tote bag | Away From Blue

Faux fur pom pom charm on Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | Away From The Blue
JacketJeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
ScarfCotton On animal print scarf in blue
TopMEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesMarc 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:

This is what I wore to venture out of the house for the first time in a couple days after the boys and I were recovered from the flu! I went into the city with the boys to visit a friend and stop by my office to see some colleagues. Afterwards I had a wonderful chat with a new friend.

If you've followed along on my blog (or twitter) for a while you'll know I volunteer at Life.Church, an online church. My team leader got in touch to say that she had a friend who also works at Church Online who has a niece that's visiting Australia. Since the niece was in Brisbane and the boys and I were feeling better and up to meeting people I emailed her and we had the chance to talk over coffee.

The funniest thing about catching up with this relative of a friend of a friend was how perfectly timed it all was. I'm not sure what God had in mind for our meeting but I really enjoyed it, and we kept marvelling over the way things worked out.

  • I'd never usually meet up with a stranger, especially with the boys tagging along, but I was in the city that day anyway dropping by the office so it made sense to meet.
  • If it had been a few days earlier I would have been too sick to catch up. 
  • While we were talking a little about where she was staying I realised I'd checked out a house in that street - she had just moved and was living 5 minutes from us! It meant I could have her round for dinner before she left that weekend for a newly accepted au-pair job in Sydney. 
  • Her new job requires her to look after a little boy around the same age as toddler T, so she could prep a little by playing with him. 
  • When organising dinner I mentioned one of my food allergies - she has the exact same one and (like me) hadn't met anyone with it in person before! 

While she's left Brisbane now, she's got a few people in Sydney from Church Online to catch up with too.

Being able to meet with someone from Arizona I'd never know about if it wasn't for my friend at Church Online, and to have so many things happen just the right way for us to connect blew my mind a little! I'm so grateful for my church. I can't wait to see what God does in my new friends life during her Australian trip.


Last worn: purple cardiganblue leopard print scarf, navy breastfeeding tank, skinny jeans, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag (above).

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan and maxi dressleopard print scarf and a white top, navy breastfeeding tank and a baby bump, skinny jeans and a trench coat, gold mouse flats in the office, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag and denim shorts.



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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Zara Blazer, Printed Singlet, Red Skinny Jeans, Balenciaga Sang Clutch | Khaki Tee, Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Aqua Mini MAC

Here's what I wore on Saturday to run errands, have an early Mother's Day celebration with family and go out for dinner:


Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave blazer with zips in red
Top: Jeanswest Audrey tonal print tank
JeansJeanswest Pepper Red super skinny jeans
ShoesAsos Aggie leather western ankle boots in black
Bracelets: the usual
Bag: Balenciaga flat clutch GSH in 2010 Sang


A lot of red today! Wanted to wear something warm. Still not too sure if the jacket and top and all of the red was too much together, but I felt comfortable and most importantly warm all day. Got DH to take a quick picture between a break in the rain, but that was the only time it stopped all day. Boots were the obvious choice, and comfortable for running around in the morning and going out in the evening.


Last worn: Zara red boucle jacket, printed singlet, red skinny jeans, Asos Aggie boots, Balenciaga flat clutch.


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Here's what I wore for a relaxing, lazy Sunday and to work at Church Online in the evening:


TeeFrench Connection oversized khaki green tee
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
Shoes: gifted Havaianas tropical print thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in Aquamarine


Thankfully today the weather was a bit warmer, and a lot less rainy. Didn't have much to to, just wanted to relax today, so a really casual outfit of jeans and a tee. Shocked to find it's been over a year since I last wore this top though, crazy!

Please excuse the water droplets on my mini MAC - got it a little wet from bushing on the leaves of the bush in the photo. Didn't notice till I uploaded the photos, it dried up pretty quickly.


Last worn: khaki tee, jeanswest skinny jeans, aqua thongs, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.


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Monday, 13 June 2016

Cosy Cardis, Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag

I've been making more of an effort to wear my cardigans lately. I've mentioned before that they didn't really get worn, just stuffed in my bag or in a drawer at work to be pulled out if the aircon was too cold. In autumn (when I took these pics) I've been loving them as a lighter layer to keep me warmer in cooler mornings, even if I don't wear them much the rest of the year.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | purple cardi black tee flares and Converse SAHM jeans outfiy

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff plum purple mini MAB tote bag
JacketJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in boysenberry
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversize tee in black (also in grey)
JeansJeanswest 'spoylt' flared jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in green!)

Why I wore it:

This has to be one of my favourite cardigans. I love the colour and the drape. While the outfit felt a little monochrome with the black tee and the dark denim, I thought the cardigan added some nice colour and I liked the purple bag against it too.

A casual and comfortable outfit with Converse as I spent the morning walking around some local markets with the boys doing some shopping for toddler T's upcoming birthday. I loved everything about this outfit and felt happy and confident all day in it.


Last worn: purple cardigan, black tee, flared jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan and chambray dress for spring, black tee in the third trimester, flared jeans and a printed tank, Converse for travel, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB and a maxi dress.









What I wore:

Away From Blue | Jeanswest Alice Australian wool cardi striped tank skinny jeans SAHM style

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum faux fur pom pom charm
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
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 in pink!)

Why I wore it:

Another simple but comfortable outfit. Baby boy had his vaccinations in the morning and we had someone over in the evening. It was probably not a good idea to schedule both those things on the same day, as I had a very cranky baby to contend with! At least I was happy with my outfit.

Just like the outfit above, this made me feel good. I definitely seem to have hit on a uniform of sorts for the cooler weather - over summer it was shorts and kimonos, now it's cooler it's cardigans and jeans!


Last worn: wool cardigan, striped tank, skinny jeans, silver flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag (above).

Other ways to wearwool cardigan and red jeans, striped tank and leopard print scarf, skinny jeans and pastel pink, silver flats and a wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB and a maxi skirt.






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Monday, 1 June 2015

Skinny Jeans, Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC cross Body Bag

Two simple and casual stay-at-home mum style outfits! Scarves, skinny jeans and Converse with my favourite Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag. It is officially the first day of winter here in Australia, and the weather really started to cool towards the end of autumn, when I wore these outfits.

What I wore:


ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer scarf in aquamarine (on sale!)
JumperJeanswest 'Serena' ombre knit
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine

Why I wore it:

I've worn this scarf with red and with purple before, so thought that I would wear it with a neutral outfit to add some colour. Kept me cosy too. I caught up with a friend in the morning, and then baby T and I went op-shopping.

The style challenge for the day was 'red lippie'. I'd seen that prompt coming up and after seeing it come up on almost all the style challenges I've done, and after getting some feedback from you all about it, I decided to just take the plunge and get one. It's a lot brighter than my usual red tinted lip balm! A lovely sales assistant at the body shop helped me pick one. I've been wearing it for a few days now and I quite like the colour.  I don't layer it on as much as she did - it was really bright when she put it on, I only do one layer, easing myself into it!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Marc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer scarf, ombre knit, black skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to weargalaxy print scarf with red dress, ombre knit at 40 weeks pregnant, skinny jeans with a button up shirt, Converse with dresses for spring, aquamarine bag with a blue dress.









What I wore:


Jacket: Zara cream jersey blazer
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink (on sale!)
Tee: thrifted Dotti blue tee
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo (on sale with extra 30% off!)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine

Why I wore it:

The Fox in Flats style challenge for the day was 'luxe layers'. The weather cooperated nicely, it was quite a cold and rainy day! Thankfully playgroup can be held inside on days like this, so we stayed dry. I wanted to wear the tee and the blazer as I was aware it was getting near the end of May and I still have that goal of wearing things twice in a month after I buy them. You can read a little more about my goals and reasons why here.

Since it's the second time I've worn both of these items, my purchase reviews:

Cobalt blue tee - I really like the gathered waist on this tee, the metallic thread detail and cut-outs around the neckline (similar to the black tank I have) and it fills the 'gap' in my wardrobe for a plain, bright coloured top. However just like my yellow tank, I found it tricky to wear it often this month. I think I just have too many tops in general, adding more probably wasn't a good idea. I'm still keeping it in my wardrobe, but I'm not going to be in a rush to add any more!

Zara blazer - this is the cream version of the black blazer that I love so much. I'm not as enthused with this one, probably as I've had to wash it so much since I got it. It was an ebay purchase and when I pulled it out the satchel it was really wet. After being in the mail for a few days and damp...it didn't smell very nice! So although it's dry clean only, I've had to wash it a few times. That's probably why it doesn't feel as comfortable and soft as my black blazer. I'm hoping it will soften up over time, as I like the colour.

This month I've added some nice things to my wardrobe, but not a lot of them have been 'must-wear' pieces. I am conscious that I'm doing a style challenge this month which dictates what I wear, and affects what I reach for in my wardrobe, but there has been a big contrast to me between the 'nice' purchases and the 'I am so in love with this' purchases.  I think I need to be stricter with my 'do I love this more than a similar item already in my wardrobe' questioning when I'm buying things. No matter how good the price may be!


Last worn: pink skull print scarf, cream blazer, cobalt blue tee, skinny jeans, Converse, RM mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wear: pink skull scarf with a chambray dress, cobalt blue tee with pencil skirt for the office, same blazer in black with pencil skirts for corporate wearskinny jeans in spring, Converse and denim shorts, aquamarine bag with orange pants.





Linking up with Let It Shine, Style To Inspire, Modest Monday, Bless Your Heart, Mix It Monday< More Pieces of Me and Daily Express, Style Sessions, Reasons to Dress, Turning Heads, Wardrobe Wednesday, Because Shanna Said So today.





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