Thursday, 22 July 2021

Colourful Cardigans With Monochrome Jeans and Tee Outfits, Scarves and Mimco Button Bag

What I wore for celebrating the end of our 3 day lockdown in Brisbane at the start of July to enjoy what was left of the school holidays and get out with the kids. Kept my outfits simple and monochromatic with jeans and a tee. Even wore monochromatic scarves too, and a real wardrobe oldie with my black Mimco button bag. Added some colour with cardigans as I just can't seem to do a full neutral outfit without adding a bit of colour!


What I wore:

mustaard cardigan with mimco button bag floral scarf monochrome grey tee skinny jeans outfit | awayfromblue

mustard cardigan with black mimco button bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blue face mask with mustard cardigan monochrome grey tee black skinny jeans outfit mimco button bag


Earrings: Lovisa mini mustard tassel earrings
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl in black and white Pretty Floral print
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagMimco black button bag


Why I wore it:

After a little uncertainty, we were so pleased when lockdown was lifted the evening before and my son was able to compete in his sports tournament as planned. Even if all the parents and spectators had to sit outside and peer into the sports hall from the doorway to make sure everyone met the post lockdown indoor space restrictions 😅

Despite having to sit far away it was so good to see him competing and my bright mustard cardigan ensured my son could spot me in the crowd. I wasn't expecting to have to sit outside so I was pleased this was just the right outfit for it. The cardigan wasn't too heavy when the sun came out, but it and my scarf kept me warm when the sun hid behind the clouds. And luckily no rain too! Turned out to be such a good morning, so pleased they were able to still run the event.

I liked using my big Mimco button bag again! The 25th anniversary of Mimco had me thinking about my button bag again - this is one of the original styles, I bought it in 2007 when I was at uni. Was so thrilled when I bought it, it was a craze for a few years and they were everywhere in Australia. Still see them around now and then, although mostly the newer, smaller version of this style. This one you wouldn't know is over 14 years old! It's in great condition, I should wear it more!


Last worn: mustard earringsmustard cardigan, grey v-neck tee, Nobody Denim skinny jeans, New Balance sneakers, Mimco black button bag. First time I've worn the scarf as it was a Christmas gift.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan and shorts, grey v-neck tee worn 30 ways, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and kimono, Mimco black button bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygrey v-neck tee in second trimester.


What Fits Inside: Mimco Button Bag From 2007





What I wore:

moncohrome grey tee and skinny jeans sneaker outfit with black white scarf and button bag and purple cardigan

purple cardigan with striped scarf and Mimco black button bag | awayfromtheblue



Jacket: Jeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl black and white thick and thin mix print scarf
Top: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagMimco black button bag


Why I wore it:

Very similar to the outfit above. Again, a monochromatic jeans and tee outfit with a black and white printed scarf and a colourful cardigan. This purple one isn't as bright as the mustard yellow one above, but it still adds the perfect amount of colour to this outfit. With the different shades of grey in the tee and the skinny jeans, the purple cardigan was the perfect topper. And with no other prints I could wear this fun contrasting striped scarf for a bit of an instant print mix without it clashing with anything.

Thankfully one of the workshops I'd booked in advance for the kids went ahead despite a lot of other school holiday activities I'd planned for the week being cancelled as soon as lockdown was announced, even though it was just for 3 days. Because it was still on after lockdown was lifted we had a pretty fun day. The kids got to make their own light up DIY aquariums in a jar which look really cute! These are kind of similar. We even managed a little play time in the playground before the rain arrived that afternoon which was perfect.

Again I wore my Mimco button bag - it seemed the obvious choice with the neutrals and it fits snacks and water bottles and the essentials nicely.



How You can Wear It:

Layering in winter gives you lots of fun options for accessorising. A colourful cardigan can add a burst of brightness to a monochrome jeans and tee outfit, and a printed scarf adds some extra interest and a little warmth.



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Monday, 19 July 2021

Printed Maxi Skirts, Yellow Tees and Louis Vuitton Bags | Weekday Wear Link Up

Two colourful printed maxi skirt outfits I wore recently; with yellow tees, sneakers and Louis Vuitton bags.


What I wore:

mustard tee, red maxi skirt and white denim jacket with Louis Vuitton neverfull tote | away from blue

red maxi skirt with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | away from the blue



JacketCotton On girlfriend denim jacket in whitehaven
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Skirtthrifted Billabong 'Don't Think Of It' bikini red printed maxi skirt
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch c/o JORD
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull


Why I wore it:

This was a really fun day! Everything aligned for my family to have the day off for the first day of school holidays, so my mum, sister and I took the kids to Paradise Country for the first time. I'm so glad we planned to do this. Not only because it was a beautiful sunny day and the boys had a great time, but also because we found out after we had left the house that there were some COVID cases in the community (it had spread out of quarantine) and so restrictions were going to be coming in. And the next day there were more cases and a 3 day lockdown was announced, unfortunately ruining the rest of the school holiday plans.

Thankfully though we were worry free as we enjoyed the day out! The kids had a blast, there was so much to do and see there for such a small park. The koala cuddles were of course my favourite bit!

It was so warm too I even considered taking my denim jacket off at one point, but by that point the boys had taken their jackets off and we had bought a few things so my poor Louis Vuitton Neverfull was looking too stuffed for me to consider trying to add my jacket on top of it! I think the white denim jacket was a great topper with this (apart from being a little too warm in the middle of the day). It's not the first time I've worn this red maxi skirt with yellow but it's the first time I've tried so much yellow with it, and with the white denim jacket on top it didn't feel too bold.




What I wore:

blue and yellow outfit with tie dye maxi skirt, speedy bandouliere, yellow tee | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with tie dye maxi skirt | awayfromtheblue



JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tee: Jeanswest essential v-neck tee in elfin yellow
Skirt: Jeanswest Farrah blue tie dye maxi skirt 
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere


Why I wore it:

Another colourful outfit, this time with a bit more of a subdued yellow tee, and a whole lot of blue! We were still in the 3 day lockdown but the kids had a dentist appointment and of course as they are providing medical care the dentist was still open. It was a really wet day and a little chilly so I pulled out this leather jacket for the first wearing for winter! I like the bright cobalt blue against the blues in the tie dye print on the maxi skirt. Because of the rain I wanted a waterproof bag too, so I chose this little Louis Vuitton damier ebene speedy bandouliere. It's perfect for a wet day, even if lockdown rules meant we were just outside to walk from the carpark to the dentist and back, ha! Thankfully Cooper is not the kind of dog that enjoys walks in the rain so we didn't have to spend lots of time in the rain.

Only downside to this outfit was that it took a while for my leather jacket to dry off when we got home. I was worried the slit on the maxi skirt might make it too cool for a wet day but the jacket on top kept me cosy, and it was very warm in the dentist!


Last worn: cobalt leather jacket, turquoise tassel necklace, pastel yellow tee, tie dye maxi skirt, Adidas Superstar, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearcobalt leather jacket and shift dress, pastel yellow tee and shorts, tie dye maxi skirt in monochrome outfit, Adidas Superstar and dress, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.



How You Can Wear It:

With a colourful printed maxi skirt, a bright block colour tee is a good pairing. If you're worried the combination is too bold, a neutral topper like a denim jacket can tone the brightness down a little. Or you can dial up the colour and pick a colourful jacket like I have in the second outfit to tie in with the print on the skirt.



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Thursday, 15 July 2021

Colourful Cardigans, Peplum Tops And Skinny Jeans With Rebecca Minkoff Love Too Bag

Cosy dressing for two wet winter days in Brisbane recently! Adding some colour to peplum top and jeans outfits, with cardigans and my teal Rebecca Minkoff Love too bag.


What I wore:

black peplum tee with olive skinny jeans and mustard yellow cardigan | away from the blue

mustard cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff Love Too in deep teal croc embossed leather | away from blue


Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Kmart silver long circle pendant necklace
Top: thrifted black and white space dye peplum tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagRebecca Minkoff Love Too in deep teal croc embossed leather


Why I wore it:

This was one of those days that didn't go according to plan at all! We had been planning to cheer my son on as he did sports, but the wet weather that morning meant it was cancelled. Thankfully though it meant I was able to accept any appointment the vet could give us for that day after an incident with Cooper the night before, and they were able to squeeze us in that afternoon. It was supposed to be a much more fun day than it turned out to be!

Rough day aside, I did like this outfit! I like this mustard cardigan with olive, I wear it with olive a lot and it was a nice layer with these olive jeans. I liked the colour combination with the teal Rebecca Minkoff Love Too bag and mustard cardigan too! Not the first time I've worn this teal bag with the olive jeans either. This outfit is really just combinations I've enjoyed before repeated again, which is why I think I loved this so much despite the downer of a day.

The peplum top was a nice comfortable option - I'd been remined about this top after a post of Sheila's so I wanted to get it out again!


Last worn: mustard cardigan, peplum tee, silver circle necklace, olive skinny jeans, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Love Too bag.




Unboxing My Rebecca Minkoff Love Too Bag





What I wore:

navy bird print peplum tank with grey skinny jeans purple cardigan and teal love too bag winter rainy day outfit | awayfromblue

purple cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff Love Too in deep teal croc embossed leather | awayfromtheblue



Jacket: Jeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
Necklace: Colette crescent purple and gold necklace
Tank: Kmart navy bird print peplum frill hem tank
Jeans: Jeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Love Too in deep teal croc embossed leather


Why I wore it:

I do have a few peplum tops! For something different I decided to get this pretty bird print one out again. With the colours in the print I thought neutral grey skinny jeans were the best choice, and because of the navy and pink I went with the purple cardigan. Again, just like above, it's a repeat of a combination I've worn before as it's not the first time I've worn this navy and pink peplum tank with purple. Last time I wore it with purple jeans. I liked the cardigan with it, a good warm layer for another rainy day. We spent most of the day at home but did pop out to the library for a bit, so the small Rebecca Minkoff Love Too bag was all I needed to wear as I had a big green bag for our book haul!

I'd really liked the magenta crescent necklace with this when thinking up the outfit the night before, but it doesn't look as good as I thought in the photos. Another necklace would have been better I think.


Last worn: purple cocoon cardigan, magenta crescent necklace, navy bird print peplum tank, grey skinny jeans, Adidas Superstar, Rebecca Minkoff Love Too bag (above).

Other ways to wearpurple cocoon cardigan and maxi skirt, navy bird print peplum tank and pencil skirt, grey skinny jeans worn 30 ways, Adidas Superstar and dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love Too bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancypurple cocoon cardigan in second trimester.


How You Can Wear It:

A peplum on a top can add a little bit of extra interest to a printed tee or tank, and it's a very mum-tum friendly outfit idea! If it's winter try adding jeans and a cardigan on top for warmth and extra colour.




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