Monday, 20 September 2021

Floral Print Dresses with Rebecca Minkoff Love Bags | Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up, sharing some fun floral print dresses I tried a little something different with, with mixed results.

What I wore:

Kmart teal floral midi dress for night out with tan ankle boots peach rebecca minkoff small love bag | awayfromblue blog

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral with teal floral dress | awayfromtheblue

NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace layered with engraved interlinked silver circle family name necklace
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

I wasn't sure how this little peachy Rebecca Minkoff small love bag would work with the Kmart teal floral midi dress, but thought it might be a fun combination. Turns out I love orange and green together, I think the little peach bag was the perfect pop against the teal and white floral print! So glad I gave this a go.

Only needed a tiny little bag as I wore this for a night out. It was really fun! A local mum setup a Facebook group where we can attend events with other local mums, and with no Covid cases around in Brisbane at the time I decided to go along to an event. It was a really good night. Good company, good food, and I even won a lucky door prize with a tee from a local company. Looking forward to attending another event next month too!

These tan ankle boots go with so much and I really like wearing them with this dress. Because they have the tiniest heel they weren't worn much over winter as I try to stick with supportive shoes for my knee injury, but on a night with a lot of sitting around they were perfect.

What I wore:

navy waterfall cardigan, tropical floral print green tee dress with chunky sneakers cobalt jumbo love bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff quilted jumbo Love bag in cobalt with navy cardigan | awayfromtheblue

floral tee dress with navy cardigan and cobalt rebecca minkoff jumbo love bag | awayfromblue Instagram

Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: Kmart silver long circle pendant necklace
DressAtmos & Here Willow printed tee dress
Shoes: Kmart white chunky platform sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff quilted jumbo Love bag in cobalt

Why I wore it:

It's not the first time I've worn these white chunky sneakers with this cute green floral tee dress, I really like the combination! And I've worn cardigans with it in the past too, but it's the first time I've tried this long navy waterfall cardigan with the dress. Not entirely sure it worked, but it did keep me warmer than the denim jacket I'd planned to wear would have! It was a cold start to a busy morning so I changed to this cardigan before we left and while it wasn't needed when the day heated up I appreciated it in the morning. We had the school run, and appointment for the little one in the city, and sports class for him again before school pickup time.

I thought this cobalt Rebecca Minkoff jumbo Love bag would be nice with the green on the dress, and I liked it with the navy cardigan too. Nice and colourful for spring! I think either a different cardigan or less chunky sneakers would have made this outfit a little better though, although I did like the colours together!

How You Can Wear It:

A brightly coloured bag can be a fun pop of colour with a green floral print dress. Green and blue always work well together in any shades, and peach or orange is an unexpected but cute combination that really works.

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Thursday, 16 September 2021

Purple and Prints: Jeans and Tee Outfits With Cardigans and Magenta Bags

Two kind of similar jeans and tee outfits I wore recently with prints, purple, cardigans, and magenta bags.

What I wore:

Sass Bide printed skinny jeans with grey cardigan lilac tee and magenta marc by marc jacobs bag | awayfromblue

grey cardigan and Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet  | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Earrings: Kmart silver leaf drop chandelier earrings
Necklace: Tiffany & Co silver 5th Avenue notes heart pendant necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
Jeans:  Sass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bag: thrifted Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap

Why I wore it:

Not entirely sure that this outfit worked. I love all the pieces separately, but together I just wasn't feeling it. I wanted this purple tee to bring a bit of colour for a zoom call I had that day, and the cardigan was a good choice for both the school run and being comfortable while working from home.

I'd thought about wearing a statement necklace or pair of earrings the night before but hadn't actually decided what I'd go with. I ran out of time trying a couple options that morning so settled on classic silver with this Tiffany heart necklace and the silver dangly leaf earrings. The earrings feel a bit dressy for such a casual outfit, but they worked well to make me feel pulled together for my long zoom call during the day. I did however take them off for the school run - with mask rules in place in Brisbane meaning I need to wear masks indoors and when dropping off or picking up the kids. It's easier to take masks off and on without statement earrings like this!

I thought this Marc By Marc Jacobs bag would be nice as I really didn't have to carry much - just the essentials, and it has a main compartment for my wallet and phone, a pocket for car keys, a pocket for hand sanitiser and a front pocket for my mask! Perfect. I really like how it looks with the lilac tee too.

Last worn: grey cardigan, silver earrings, heart necklace, purple tee, chevron print skinny jeansConverse, Rebecca Minkoff bag strap, Marc By Marc Jacobs convertible clutch.

Other ways to weargrey cardigan and flared jeans, purple tee and maxi skirt, chevron print skinny jeans with pink and purple, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff bag strap on love bag, Marc By Marc Jacobs convertible clutch and midi dress.

Perfect for pregnancypurple tee in second trimesterConverse in second trimester.

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What I wore:

leopard print tee with navy waterfall cardigan, converse, magenta edie bag and purple skinny jeans | awayfromblue

navy cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: Chanel necklace layered with Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace 
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
Jeans: Jeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

I liked the colours of the outfit above, so repeated it again a couple of days later. And repeated the Converse too! This time I wore the Rebecca Minkoff Edie crossbody bag in magenta, purple jeans and a printed top. I noticed this old grey leopard print tee in my wardrobe and realised it was overdue a wear! It was a bargain $2 sale find in winter 2019, but this is only it's fifth wear since I bought it. Not bad at 40 cents a wear, but I really should wear it more. I thought the grey leopard print looked good with the navy cardigan and purple jeans.

Tried a little necklace layering too with the round neck letting me pair two shorter silver necklaces together, instead of a big long statement necklace as I'd usually wear. Not a huge difference but nice to try a little departure from my regular accessorising!

Was a quiet day so this was a really comfortable outfit for it - school run in the morning, some errands and an appointment with the little one afterwards, and our regular library run too.

Last worn: navy cardigan, diamond necklace, Chanel necklace, grey leopard print tee, purple skinny jeans, black Converse (above), Rebecca Minkoff magenta Edie crossbody bag.

Other ways to wearnavy cardigan and shorts, grey leopard print tee with mustard, purple skinny jeans worn 30 ways, black Converse and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff magenta Edie crossbody bag and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancypurple jeans in first trimester, Converse in second trimester.

How You Can Wear It

Pink and purple look good together! A magenta or pink bag can be a fun accessory worn with something purple in your outfit - from a light lilac to deeper purple shades.

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