Monday, 22 February 2021

V-Neck Tees, Printed Maxi Skirts and Rebecca Minkoff MAM Bag: Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up, two simple printed maxi skirts and tee outfits, both featuring different shades of red and blue! And my neutral grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag that was definitely overdue a wear.


What I wore:

blue v-neck tee and red printed maxi skirt with grey Rebecca Minkoff mam bag |awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blue v-neck tee and red printed maxi skirt


Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TeeCotton On The One fitted v tee in washed poolside blue (new purchase)
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 Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey 


Why I wore it:

Breaking the "weekday" part of the Weekday Wear Linkup as I wore this on the weekend, taking the kids out for a bike ride around our favourite trail and stopping off at the playground before going home for lunch. Wanted something cool as it was such a humid day - this breezy red thrifted maxi skirt was perfect and it gave me the change to wear my newly purchased blue v-neck tee. I really like the pale blue with the red printed maxi skirt. I wasn't sure if this necklace would get 'lost' with the blue tee but I think it worked well!

We weren't planning to be out too long with the heat so I just packed a couple of snacks and all our water bottles in my grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM. It holds a ton! Stuck with my comfortable yet not quite matching the outfit New Balance sneakers, as after aggravating my knee injury I needed the extra support for our trail walking.


Last worn: beaded necklace, red printed maxi skirt, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff MAM. First time I've worn the blue v-neck tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearred printed maxi skirt and knit, Rebecca Minkoff MAM in the office.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff MAM in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAM






What I wore:

clay v neck tee with nay stripe maxi skirt grey RM mini mab bag | awayfromblue

navy stripe maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | awayfromtheblue




Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
TeeCotton On The One fitted v tee in washed red clay
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star coast blue
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Why I wore it:

With the reddish clay coloured tee and the navy printed maxi skirt this outfit is just a flipped version of the colours in the first one. I wore the Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM bag again with this, as once I start using this bag it is really hard to swap it out for another one as it just fits everything I need, and being a neutral grey it goes with everything!

Picked a simple matchy-matchy necklace with the silver hardware on the bag and comfortable Converse shoes to add another touch of colour with my outfit. We had a busy day, being parent helper in my son's classroom in the morning, grabbing some groceries at Woolies and then a play in the park before the afternoon school pickup and sports in the evening.

The first time I wore this tee I paired it with black shorts and it worked well but I really liked it this time around with the navy striped maxi skirt more, so I'll need to wear it again with navy in the future!


Last worn: washed clay tee, silver circle necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM bag (above).

Other ways to wearclay tee and shorts, navy stripe maxi skirt with yellow, Converse in moncchrome outfit, Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM worn 30 ways bag

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff grey MAM bag in second trimester.



How You Can Wear It:
A plain block colour v-neck tee is a great wardrobe basic and works well with printed pieces in your wardrobe. A printed maxi skirt makes a nice summer outfit with a v-neck tee but feels a little more dressed up than a standard pair of shorts.




Weekday Wear Linkup #109


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Thursday, 18 February 2021

Neutral Dresses And Pink Balenciaga City Bag

A sign of how behind I've been with blogging, these are the outfits I wore for the first week back at school at the end of January. Back into the routine with the school run each day called for easy outfits - nothing easier than a neutral dress and a bright pink bag, this Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag really pops against neutral.


What I wore:

grey skater dress, Adidas superstar, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag | away from blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet and grey dress | awayfromtheblue



Necklace: Colette crescent purple and gold necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet


Why I wore it:

Had a busy day ahead, with some errands after the school drop off so I picked this grey skater dress, it looks so good with pink but surprisingly I've never worn this bag and dress together before. I was so sure I had until I looked back through my blog archives. Despite taking years to wear these two together I really liked the pairing, especially when I added the little magenta necklace too.

Good simple outfit for a hot day with a little running around - we visited the library and got some groceries as well as attempting to return an item to Jeanswest. They don't do returns for sale items any more so I had to exchange instead - luckily my sister had her eye on a dress in store and I could pick that up for her.


Last worn: grey skater dress, magenta crescent necklace, Adidas Superstar, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag.

Other ways to weargrey skater dress worn two ways, Adidas Superstar and Bermuda shorts, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag at 37 weeks.


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Sorbet City Bag






What I wore:

Cotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress in Lissy black / Gardenia with Adidas Superstar and Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag | away from blue

striped tee dress with Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet  | away from the blue


EarringsMichael Hill stud earrings with aqua cubic zirconia in sterling silver
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
DressCotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress in Lissy black / Gardenia
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet 


Why I wore it:

More matchy-matchy with a pink necklace and pink bag! Working from home and doing the school run called for something really easy - this dress is what my blog friend Sheila would call a "jammy dress" as it's as comfortable as pyjamas, just what I needed for an impossibly long day of meetings. I'd planned to wear this dress as I knew the first week back at school after the summer holidays would be a busy one as we all settled into the routine, dresses are so good for outfits you don't have to think too hard about!

I'd grabbed the Adidas Superstar sneakers to wear without considering the stripes on the dress but looking at the photos I liked the contrasting stripes! Was just another bit of matchy-matchy like the pink accessories really.

Last worn: blue earrings, stripe tee dress, wooden beaded necklace, Adidas Superstar (above), Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag (above).

Other ways to wearstripe tee dress with purple, Adidas Superstar and maxi skirt, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga sorbet pink city bag in third trimester.



How You Can Wear It:

Bright and colourful bags are a fun pop with a simple neutral dress outfit - you can match a necklace too for a little extra colour without thinking too hard! Simple summer school run style!





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Monday, 15 February 2021

Navy, Olive and Mustard Shorts And Tee Outfits: Weekday Wear Link Up!

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up, two summer shorts outfits with the same colour schemes - a little mustard bag with navy and olive. The yellow is a fun pop with the neutral clothes.


What I wore:

navy stripe tee and olive embroidered shorts with mustard micro regan bag and floral head scarf | away from blue

olive embroidered shorts with Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue




Earrings: Piper gold heart earrings
Scarf: Kmart mustard floral hair scarf
Necklace: Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
Tee: Jeanswest Sophie navy v-neck tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold


Why I wore it:

Wore this for our recent public holiday at the end of January, making the most of the Tuesday off and the great weather to have a picnic in the park. My parents joined us too. We found a shady spot and there was a bit of a breeze so it was a great day despite the heat. We even found a trail we hadn't uncovered in the park before and explored it a little bit before lunch.

Tried to curl my hair but the humidity meant it didn't last long! I thought the mustard floral scarf would be a nice touch in my hair too, and kind of matched the mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag. It's not the first time I've worn this bag with these olive embroidered shorts, it's a combination I really like.

Stuck with practical comfortable shoes as I'd aggravated my knee injury a little the week before and needed the extra support from the New Balance sneakers. I spent a lot of time stretching my knee out  on the picnic bench - especially after our little trail walk!


Last worn: heart earrings, navy tee, turquoise stone necklace, olive embroidered shorts, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan crossbody. First time I've worn the floral scarf as it was a Christmas gift.

Other ways to wearnavy tee worn two ways, olive embroidered shorts and cardigan, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan crossbody and maxi skirt.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan






What I wore:

olive embroidered tank with navy stripe culotte shorts, mustard rebecca minkoff micro regan and new balance sneakers | away from blue

navy stripe culottes with Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | olive embroidered tank with navy stripe print culotte shorts mustard micro regan bag


Tank: Target embroidered khaki tank
Shorts: Jeanswest Valerie yarn dye stripe short in navy and white
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold


Why I wore it:

This was another day out with the kids, so again I went for easy and comfortable shorts. With the public holiday on the Tuesday, hubby took the Monday off (and I always have Mondays off anyway) so we could go to a new park with the kids. I'd heard good reviews about the park and although it was a little smaller than I expected, the boys really enjoyed it. It's got a paved road system laid out with proper traffic signs and even traffic lights so they could have fun riding their bikes around. We didn't quite avoid the rain unfortunately, but thankfully the shower didn't last too long and the kids didn't get too wet so they had a little more riding time before lunch.

I wasn't sure if the embroidered tank would be a bit much with the stripes on these navy culottes, but I'm glad I gave the combination a try for something different! And with the tank being made of viscose and the shorts being linen blend they thankfully dried out quickly after we got caught in the rain.

Will have to wear the Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan with these navy stripe culottes again, they pair so perfectly together!


Last worn: olive embroidered tank, navy stripe culotte shorts, New Balance sneakers (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan crossbody (above).

Other ways to wearolive embroidered tank and jeans, navy stripe culotte shorts and white tee, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan crossbody and little black dress.



How You can Wear It:


Yellow, blue and green are a trio of colours that work so well together, in any shade! I've worn, navy, olive and mustard in these shorts outfits but a brighter blue, green or yellow shade would work equally well.




Weekday Wear Linkup #108


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