Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Autumnal Coloured Outfits With Floral Kimonos and Black Tote Bag

Layering up some floral kimonos with more muted autumn-coloured outfits, black New Balance sneakers and my frequent go-to black bag, the Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote.


What I wore:

brown floral kimono with neutral navy tee olive jeans sneakers outfit black tote bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware | awayfromtheblue



JacketWoven Heart gold floral kimono
Necklace: terrazzo and wood rose gold bead necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
Jeans: Jeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware


Why I wore it:

This was a strange kind of day! It was quite overcast but still bright enough to make me squint without my sunnies on! It was really windy too so I wasn't entirely sure that this kimono would be enough to keep me warm on top of my jeans and tee outfit. While it didn't warm up as much as I hoped, I thankfully didn't freeze on the playground - even with the breeze! I was glad of that, as I really wanted to wear this kimono and tee together - I thought the navy in the tee matched the navy in the floral print nicely!

While there's no olive in the kimono, these jeans are a great neutral that go with a lot, and were super comfortable for a morning at the playground with the kids. We went to one that was a little further away, but a firm favourite, so the New Balance sneakers were essential to support my knee on the longer than usual drive.


Last worn: brown floral kimono, navy tee, terrazzo necklace, olive jeans, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote bag.

Other ways to wearbrown floral kimono and denim skirt, navy tee over maxi dress, olive jeans for long haul flight, Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote bag and maxi skirt.



What's In My Rebecca Minkoff Black Unlined Tote Bag:





What I wore:

print mixing patterned shorts burgundy tee black tote bag and floral print duster | awayfromblue

floral print duster and Rebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware | awayfromtheblue



Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
Necklace: Kmart black and gold double strand beaded necklace
TeeZalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt
Shorts: Jeanswest Parker printed shirred short
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware


Why I wore it:

I'm still not sure this outfit entirely worked! I liked the burgundy tee with the black printed shorts, and since I was loving denim skirts over summer, these cute printed shorts have been a bit neglected and were definitely overdue a wear. It was a lot cooler than I expected that morning though. I decided to add this long duster to layer up a little as we had another morning at the playground, with a couple of errands and a library trip on the way. Thankfully it warmed up a lot and was nice and sunny when we got to the playground.

I thought the small white print on these shorts was subtle enough that it didn't clash badly with the floral print on the duster, but looking at the photos the print seems a lot bolder than it did in the mirror that morning! I'm still pleased I tried something a little different with this duster and a bit of print mixing, even if I wouldn't repeat this again.


Last worn: tropical floral duster, burgundy tee, beaded necklace, printed black shorts, New Balance sneakers (above), Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote bag (above).

Other ways to weartropical floral duster and shorts, burgundy tee in capsule wardrobe, printed black shorts and cardigan, Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote bag and dress.



How You Can Wear It:
Your floral kimonos can still work in autumn! They layer nicely with dark colours like burgundy and black and navy and olive, as I've worn in these two outfits.




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Monday, 16 May 2022

Jeans and Tee Outfits With Printed Kimonos and Chloe Marcie Bag | Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up, sharing more autumn outfits with skinny jeans, sneakers, colourful tees, kimonos and my Chloe Marcie hobo bag. I love autumn days where a light layer like a kimono is all you need with a pair of jeans to keep warm.


What I wore:

purple printed kimono jacket purple tee skinny jeans converse chloe marcie bag | awayfromblue

purple kimono jacket with Chloe Marcie medium shoulder bag in nut | awayfromtheblue



JacketThe Kindness Collective 'Kaleidoscope Dreams' printed kimono
Necklace: thrifted gold large double circle necklace
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversized tee in wine
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe Marcie medium shoulder bag in nut


Why I wore it:

This was a busy, but fun day! Had the usual school run, helping in my son's classroom, some time working from home before school pickup in the afternoon, and then shopping with my sister after I picked the kids up. We both only needed to grab a couple of things, but since she was near the bayside area she called and we decided to do our shopping together, and then have dinner. Was a very productive day.

With the deep purple tee and black Nobody Denim skinny jeans and black Converse, this was looking like a very dark outfit! I thought that the Chloe Marcie lightened it up a little, as did the gold necklace which was a nice bit of matchy-matchy with the hardware on the bag, even if it's slightly different shades of gold. I added the kimono to brighten the outfit up even more, although the purple tones in the tee and print are very different I thought they worked nicely together. Even if it was a little bit warm in the middle of the day, I was thankful for the kimono when things cooled off in the afternoon.


Last worn: purple printed kimono, slouchy tee, gold circle necklace, black Nobody Denim jeans, Converse, Chloe Marcie bag.

Other ways to wearpurple printed kimono and shorts, slouchy tee over a dress, black Nobody Denim jeans and blazer, Converse and navy dress, Chloe Marcie bag and printed skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyslouchy tee in second trimesterConverse in second trimester.


Chloe Handbag Collection: Past and Present





What I wore:

skinny jeans, Adidas superstar, tropical floral print duster, red tee, Chloe marcie bag | awayfromtheblue

tropical floral print duster pearl bracelet stack, Chloe Marcie shoulder bag | awayfromblue



Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Tee: Jeanswest Emma woven trim tee in terracotta
Jeans: thrifted Jeanswest faded black cropped butt lifter jeans
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus faux pearl bracelet stack
BagChloe Marcie medium shoulder bag in nut


Why I wore it:

Another working from home day while the kids were at school, and a very chilly start to the morning! I did wonder if this kimono was going to be warm enough, but thankfully the day heated up a little. Another pair of black skinny jeans as well - these were just $1 and in my size at the opshop so I couldn't say no! Good denim is hard to find, especially when you're petite like me so I was thrilled with these!

Added the bright red tee - very bold and colourful with the black - not just because it matched the red flowers in the floral print of the duster, but because it would help ensure my son saw me at school. He was getting given an award and I wanted to show up at the ceremony and surprise him. He definitely had no problems noticing me!

Ended up taking this bracelet stack off when making a lot of noise at my desk trying to type up meeting notes! But I did like how the faux pearls matched the freshwater pearls on my tassel necklace nicely, even if they weren't the most practical choice for a day at my desk with lots of note taking!


Last worn: tropical floral duster, red tee, pearl and tassel necklace, bracelet stackAdidas Superstar sneakers, Chloe Marcie bag (above). First time I've worn these jeans as they were a summer thrift find.

How You Can Wear It:

Colourful printed kimonos are a great layer to add before the temperatures get too cold! They provide a lot of extra print and colour to a classic jeans and tee outfit.


Weekday Wear Linkup #169


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