Friday, 13 December 2019

Jeanswest Duster Kimonos With Denim Shorts, Space Dye Tees and Louis Vuitton Neverfull

If you've followed my blog for a while you'd know that I love Jeanswest. It's easily my favourite clothing store, and I always ask for gift cards from there at Christmas. So when they come out with a kimono, a much loved staple of my wardrobe, I'm very likely to get it.

They've really stepped up their game recently with a whole heap of kimonos and so I spent the last of my Christmas gift cards getting these two amazing bright kimonos from Jeanswest, perfect for summer! They were both 40% off in the sales too 😉

What I wore:

Jeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral with denim shorts and space dye tee LV neverfull beach picnic outfit | awayfromblue

yellow floral kimono with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Jeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral  denim shorts tee beach picnic outfit
JacketJeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral (new purchase)
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Tee: thrifted Kmart space dye cream and black longline top
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

This kimono was a must have, as soon as I saw it I knew I'd use up the last of my Christmas gift cards to get it. So perfect! It's called a poncho on the Jeanswest site but I'm just going to call it a kimono. It's so light and floaty, perfect for our hot summer days in Brisbane and it's the most cheerful bright shade of yellow!

Wore it out for the first time for a picnic by the beach with some family over visiting from WA. The sunny morning turned into a showery day when we got there so we huddled together eating hot chips to stay warm until the sun and the humidity returned. I'd picked shorts to wear as I didn't want to overheat in jeans - regretted that choice with the wind and rain, but was happy for the rest of the day when the sun came out and jeans would have been too warm.

With the plain shorts and space dye tee the yellow kimono was a nice bright pop of colour, and my Louis Vuitton neverfull is a frequently worn bag to the beach, or to a picnic, or a picnic by the beach in this case!

Last worn: space dye tee, navy tassel necklace, black distressed denim shorts, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull. First time I've worn the kimono as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearspace dye tee and red jeans, black distressed denim shorts and scarf, Louis Vuitton Neverfull in the office.

Perfect for pregnancy: Louis Vuitton Neverfull in third trimester.

What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull

What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with louis vuitton neverfull shorts and tee | away from the blue

Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull with green floral kimono | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral jacaranda tree and denim shorts tee Louis Vuitton neverfull
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

The last photo in front of the Jacaranda trees for the season! I had been trying to get as many pics with them as I could and when I took this photo mid-November there were already more green leaves on the trees than purple flowers. It has been fun trying to stop at the best ones we passed to get pics - although there were many more I wish I could have taken pics with. Next year!

I went back to this street with my tripod this time as I knew to get a shot of the big purple trees behind me I'd need the camera to stand on the road. The boys patiently waited for me on the pavement as I snapped away, before we headed to a coffee date with a friend and then a play in the playground. Being a hot day I'd wanted to have a bit of a splash in the bay to cool down, but a warning about the illness causing algae in the water kept us off the beach sadly!

It was too hot for anything other than shorts and a tee, but I thought that the rose gold sandals and green duster kimono dressed up the outfit nicely for meeting my friend. This kimono was another must have as soon as I saw it, and I picked it up for 40% off in the Jeanswest sale too, earlier this year. I can never resist a good sale!

Last worn: green duster kimono, pearl tassel necklace, black space dye tee, distressed denim shorts, rose gold sandals, Louis Vuitton Neverfull (above).

Other ways to weargreen duster kimono and jeans, black space dye tee and denim jacket, distressed denim shorts and peplum tank, rose gold sandals and dress, Louis Vuitton Neverfull worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton Neverfull at 38 weeks.

Duster Kimonos Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and a tee is a staple in the summer heat and humidity, and a great outfit for running around with the kids. You can add some extra colour to your outfit, or dress it up a little with a bright duster kimono like these two here.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

3 Colours To Wear With A Navy Kimono

I'm so close to 30 wears with this navy printed kimono so I've been wearing it a lot lately so I can reach that goal and put together a 30 ways to wear post with it.

Since I haven't hit that number quite yet, I'm just showing you 3 different ways I've worn this navy kimono recently, and some ideas of different colours to wear with a blue kimono.

What I wore:

navy kimono with red tee and distressed denim shorts, louis vuitton neverfull tote for picnic park play date | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy printed kimono coral tee black denim shorts louis vuitton neverfull tote
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeJeanswest Emily cotton v-neck tee in coral
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a much needed family day! While the smoke haze from the bushfires had died down a little near is the air quality was still pretty low and we hadn't spent a lot of time outside. Me being sick hadn't helped!

We decided to spend the day on the coast where the air was much clearer, having a picnic in the park before dinner at my parents. It was a really fun day and a much needed chance to relax. Even if we did have to pull out the first aid kits (yes plural) out the car just after we got to the park, the rest of the day went much better.

This v-neck tee is labelled as coral but always looks so red in pics! I like red and blue together and think this coral tee really pops with the navy print. I think navy and black go together well too and these shorts were so comfortable for a morning playing in the park. The Louis Vuitton neverfull is a great bag for carrying all the little extras at a picnic that don't fit in the main bag too.

The tassel necklace adds a touch of a third colour with the turquoise beads as well.

Last worn: navy kimono, tassel necklace, coral tee, distressed denim shorts, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton azur neverfull.

Other ways to wearnavy kimono and pencil skirt, coral tee and maxi skirt, distressed denim shorts and printed tee, Louis Vuitton azur neverfull and chambray skirt.

Perfect for pregnancynavy kimono in second trimester, Louis Vuitton azur neverfull at 38 weeks.

What I wore:

navy printed kimono with bermuda denim shorts orange tee Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag | away from blue

printed kimono with Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | orange tee blue printed kimono bermuda denim shorts park play date outfit
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Kmart blue multi-colour beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest essential v-neck tee in marigold
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another shorts, tee and kimono outfit, this one even brighter than the one above! Orange and blue are a bold colour combo and I love the two together. With my classic blue Bermuda denim shorts and  neutral tan MAB camera bag it was a simple and colourful outfit for another play date in the park with some school mums, a few weeks ago before the smoke haze got too bad.

Probably could have tucked this orange tee in a little to make the outfit look more streamlined like I did in the first outfit, but with the longer length of the kimono and longer shorts I thought I'd try it untucked.

Last worn: navy kimono (above), blue beaded necklace, marigold tee, Bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearnavy kimono and maxi skirt, marigold tee over a dress, Bermuda denim shorts worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and matching boots.

Perfect for pregnancynavy kimono in third trimester.

What I wore:

grey skater dress with studded sandals navy printed kimono regan bag and magenta statement necklace | away from blue

Roie Designs bracelet stack with Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | away from blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey skater dress and kimono with magenta statement necklace rebecca minkoff regan bag
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: thrifted magenta pink statement beaded necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Something very different, wearing a dress and kimono together this time. I've worn this grey skater dress with kimonos in the past and really liked the combo so thought I'd try this navy kimono with it.. I like blue and grey together, and I kept it simple with neutral studded sandals and a navy bag to match the print on the kimono.

Couldn't resist adding a little more colour though with this fun thrifted magenta statement necklace - it really stands out against the grey dress and I like pink and blue together too.

It was a hot day, and I felt a little warm in this! The dress is quite a thick cotton. Wanted to wear a dress to try beat the heat and look a little more pulled together for an appointment with my son. A sleeveless one might have worked better though.

Last worn: navy kimono (above), pink statement necklace, grey skater dress, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff navy Regan bag.

Other ways to wearnavy kimono and peplum tank, grey skater dress layered two ways, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff navy Regan bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancynavy kimono in third trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester.

Navy Kimonos Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A navy kimono is a wardrobe staple for me and it works with so many other colours! Red, orange, pink, turquoise or even a neutral like grey are great things to wear with it. You can go big and bold with a bright tee or more subtle with a colourful accessory like a necklace.

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Monday, 9 December 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Wrap Tops and Pencil Skirts With Balenciaga Day Bags

For today's weekday wear I'm wearing some wrap tops that haven't been worn in a while with pencil skirts and statement necklaces for an easy office outfit.

What I wore:

navy wrap top with statement necklace and grey jersey pencil skirt, printed flats summer office outfit | awayfromblue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | navy wrap top with grey jersey pencil skirt beaded statement necklace summer office outfit
NecklaceOxfam Noah's Ark green red beaded necklace
TopAtmos & Here Arlene wrap top in navy
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

It's not the first time I've worn this navy wrap top with a grey pencil skirt, I really like navy and grey together! To change it up a little I added some different accessories. This green and red beaded statement necklace is a firm fave and while I do wear it at other times through the year it seems so perfectly festive for December, being so close to Christmas! I wasn't sure if the leopard print flats would be too much with this given the necklace was already enough of a statement, but I ended up really liking it when I tried it.

The tempete Balenciaga day bag is the perfect mix of blue and grey so seemed like the obvious choice to wear with this 💙

Last worn: navy wrap top, green and red necklace, grey jersey pencil skirt, leopard print flats, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearnavy wrap top and maxi skirt, grey jersey pencil skirt worn two ways, leopard print flats and jeans, Balenciaga tempete day bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy wrap top in third trimester, grey jersey pencil skirt in third trimester, Balenciaga tempete day bag in second trimester.

What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Day

What I wore:

grey jersey wrap tee with jacquard navy pencil skirt and pink accessories | away from blue

Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instgaram | summer office otufit wrap tee with jacquard pencil skirt magenta statement necklace balenciaga bag
Necklace: thrifted magenta pink statement beaded necklace (new purchase)
TeeAtmos&Here Nile wrap front jersey tee
SkirtWarehouse navy jacquard pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Followed the same blue and grey colour scheme as the first outfit for this one, just with a single brighter colour in my accessories. I thought the basic grey wrap top was a nice neutral to pair with the jacquard pencil skirt and I really like the way the magenta pops against it!

This recently thrifted necklace was one I couldn't pass by in the opshop when I was in looking for Christmas books for our advent calendar. I knew it would be the perfect match with this magenta Balenciaga day bag and I love the way they look together!

Last worn: grey wrap top, jacquard pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga magenta day bag. First time I've worn the necklace as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to weargrey wrap top and jeans, jacquard pencil skirt in winter, silver ballet flats and printed dress, Balenciaga magenta day bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard pencil skirt in first trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga magenta day bag in third trimester.

Wrap Tops Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A simple wrap top is a nice twist on a basic and works well in the office when you need to be a little more dressed up. They are great with pencil skirts! I bought both of these wrap tops for easy breastfeeding as they have a snap to hold them in place. It makes them simple to wear at work as they don't gape open. You could always layer a tank underneath if your top doesn't have a modesty snap.

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