Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Blue Kimonos With Navy Tops and Shorts

Keeping it simple for the summer heat with shorts and kimonos! I love my kimonos over summer, I'm sharing an old favourite that's on frequent repeat as well as a new one I picked up in the January sales!

What I wore:

navy floral cocoon kimono with marle tee and pink cuffed shorts balenciaga first bag | awayfromblue

floral kimono and pink shorts with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | floral cocoon kimono with pink shorts and balenciaga first bag
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
Shorts: thrifted pastel pink cotton shorts
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

Surprisingly, despite having both this kimono and the navy tee for a few years, I've never worn them together! I think the slightly different shade of navy from the marle tee works so nicely with the deeper navy on the floral kimono. The blush pink shorts are something that have been worn with this kimono a few times in the past, even though they don't match the pink in the print exactly I feel they compliment it nicely. And the rose gold and blush necklace matches them perfectly to tie it all together.

The turquoise Balenciaga first bag kind of matches the pale blue in the floral print, which was a happy coincidence as intended the bag to be another pop of colour for the outfit. It makes me happy when everything matches nicely!

This was a quick outfit to pull together for a busy day. We dropped off more stuff at the opshop, and then of course I bought a few more things when we went in to "just have a look", ha! Still the 2 pieces of clothing and 2 books we bought were a lot less than the 4 boxes and a bag full of clothes and other items that we had donated! I do tend to delay donating things until I have a car boot full as I always find something to buy every time I go. Then we had a lot of errands to run, thankfully most of them could be done in the comfort of the air-conditioned shopping centre as it was a very humid day!

Last worn: floral cocoon kimono, blush and rose gold necklace, navy marle tee, blush cotton shorts, Havaianas, Balenciaga first bag.

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and maxi dress, navy marle tee over a dress, blush cotton shorts and denim jacket, Balenciaga first bag and olive shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono at 39 weeks.

Perfect Bag For Every Occasion

What I wore:

Jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono with LV speedy bandouliere bag and navy breastfeeding tank summer theme park mum style | away from blue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with tassel bag charm | away from the blue

navy and black breastfeeding theme park outfit Jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono | awayfromblue Instagram
Jacket: Jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono (new purchase, on sale!)
Necklace: Colette marble and gold pendant drop long necklace
Tank: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoes: New Balance white and blue sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I picked this navy tank to wear as I'm getting close to 30 wears with it and so I'm trying to reach for it more often to hit that number this year! I also liked the way it went with this recently purchased tie dye kimono. Especially when worn with the black shorts, it echos the colours in the tie dye print nicely.

Added the purple and gold necklace for a little touch of colour, and the Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag as I needed something waterproof for our day out at Sea World on the Gold Coast. We had quite a lot of rain that weekend, which put out a few fires thankfully, and it was predicted to rain more. Luckily it didn't start raining until we were in the car going home.

The shoes are actually super old ones I purchased out of necessity when I was in an accident and injured my knee years ago, before kids. I've kept them despite many wardrobe clear outs even though they are rarely worn (only on longer walks with the dogs) as they are nice to have "just in case". I've always had a bit of a weak knee with repeated knocks, accidents and bumps to it causing an old injury to be aggravated. It's good to have these for whenever my injury plays up.

I'm not a fan of the dad sneaker trend but with a day of walking around a theme park ahead of me and still being in a lot of knee pain after injuring myself again after Christmas, I needed a shoe that would support my knee as much as possible. Even if they don't go with my outfit, I always keep things real here on the blog and share what I actually wear. Plus it's the bags you come to see, not my boring shoe collection 😂

Last worn: navy breastfeeding tank, marble necklaceblack denim shorts, speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the tie dye kimono as it's a recent purchase. 

Other ways to wear: navy breastfeeding tank and blush blazer, black denim shorts and printed tee, speedy bandouliere and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancynavy breastfeeding tank in second trimester, speedy bandouliere in third trimester.

Navy Kimonos Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A navy kimono is so easy to wear, even if it's a bold tie dye or floral print. You can wear a simple navy tank or tee underneath and a pair of your fave shorts, for a summer outfit that's quick to pull together.

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Monday, 20 January 2020

Foil Print Tees and Denim Shorts With Bright Rebecca Minkoff Bags: Weekday Wear Link Up!

More casual outfits for this week's Weekday Wear Link up. Back in the summer of 2017/2018 I bought a few foil print tees. I tend not to wear them for everyday as they feel a bit more special than a regular tree, but I realised they hadn't been worn in a while. Going out with family felt like the perfect time to wear them. They pair so nicely with denim!

What I wore:

foil print stripe tee with navy printed kimono boyfriend denim shorts neon pink mini mac movie outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC with silver bracelet stack denim shorts kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | denim shorts navy kimono stripe foil print tee with pink accessories mini mac bag for movies
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: engraved interlinked silver circle family name necklace
TeeJeanswest Anika foil stripe tee in white and silver
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus enamel coated Marc By Marc Jacobs Katie bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Wore this blue and white outfit to go see Frozen 2 with the kids. They were so excited to see it, but we wanted to wait until we could all go together. Thankfully everyone's days off lined up eventually. It was so strange sitting there in the movie theatre watching the second Frozen movie with my mum, sister and my two kids, as when I saw the first one with my mum and sister I was pregnant with my eldest boy! He loved the songs and danced along in my belly so it's no surprise he still loves the movie now, ha!

I've worn this navy printed kimono with stripes before, it's a great way to print mix especially with the silver foil stripes on this tee. I kept the silver theme with the necklace, bracelet and the silver hardware on the pink mini MAC. Pink is another thing that's frequently worn with this kimono!

The studded gladiator sandals and the distressed denim shorts were simple pieces to wear with the colourful blue and pink outfit.

Last worn: navy printed kimono, circle necklace, silver foil stripe tee, distressed denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC.

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono worn 3 ways, silver foil stripe tee in monochrome outfit, distressed denim shorts and Conversestudded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC and printed dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed kimono in third trimester.

My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:

What I wore:

Movie world white Christmas outfit star foil print tee black denim shorts red accessories | away from blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | movie world white christmas outfit foil star print tee denim shorts red accessories rebecca minkoff micro avery bag

awayfromtheblue Movie World White Christmas outtake photobomber silver foil star print tee denim shorts
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
TeeJeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Although you can't see it so well in the main photo this cream tee is covered in lots of little foil stars, the perfect sparkly outfit for a night out at Movie World's White Christmas event! Especially when paired with the silver glitter Kmart shoes, and the silver cuff. My sister thought the same - she and I matched with our star print tees and black shorts! It's no mystery why I dress the boys the same when my sister and I are still doing it as adults! 😂

As it was a Christmas event at the theme park I added some red accessories for a festive touch of colour. I wore this little red Rebecca Minkoff mini Avery tote bag last time we went too, it's a great size for my wallet and camera and it zips up securely to keep everything safe. The necklace was a nice bit of matchy matchy.

Once again we had a great time at the event, it was awesome!

Last worn: star print tee, red beaded necklace, black denim shorts, silver sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearstar print tee worn two ways, black denim shorts and scarf, silver sneakers and grey dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and matching jeans.

Foil Print Tees Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A foil print tee is a fun twist on a classic tee. Just like a plain tee, it works well with denim! You can continue the sparkle with other accessories like I have with the shoes and cuff in the second outfit, or just let the tee be all the sparkle and add some bright colourful accessories like red blue or pink.

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Friday, 17 January 2020

Yellow Tees and Navy Floral Kimonos With Balenciaga First Bag

Blue and yellow is a colour combination I really like to wear, so I decided to wear both of these navy floral kimonos with a yellow tee and shorts. A simple yet colourful summer outfit!

What I wore:

Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono and essential v neck tee in elfin yellow olive pull on shorts | awayfromblue

olive shorts and Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | jeanswest melanie floral kimono with yellow tee and olive embroidered shorts balenciaga first bag
JacketJeanswest Melanie floral kimono (new purchase)
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
TeeJeanswest essential v-neck tee in elfin yellow (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

I picked up the yellow tee and the floral kimono in the Jeanswest buy one get one free sale after Christmas. I was eager to use a gift card I got for Christmas, and since the $80 kimono was reduced to $39.99 I paid for that and got the $30 tee for free! Pretty good deal. The two pieces also go so nicely together I knew I had to wear them together for the first wear!

The navy tassel necklace matched the base of the floral kimono perfectly, and I thought the Balenciaga first bag complimented the colours in the kimono well too. The olive shorts were a comfortable choice and an attempt to introduce even more colour. I really liked this outfit! I've had mixed success in the past with a slouchy tee along with these loose soft shorts, but I think the long line of the duster kimono made this really work.

Nice and colourful outfit for a day spent with my sister checking out a few stores and spending more Christmas gift cards! We picked up some cute Christmas decorations for next year too, and I bought another kimono at Jeanswest.... 😂

Last worn: navy tassel necklace, olive soft shorts, Havaianas. First time I've worn the bag as it was a Christmas present and first time I've worn the yellow tee and floral kimono as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wearolive soft shorts and stripes.

My Balenciaga Bag Christmas Present:

What I wore:

navy floral cocoon kimono with white bermuda shorts mustard tee balenciaga first bag | away from blue

navy and mustard with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above. It's not the first time I've worn yellow with this navy floral kimono, I really liked the combination when I tried it in the past but I wasn't entirely convinced this time. I was going to wear blue denim shorts but changed my mind to these white shorts at the last moment to match the white in the floral print of the kimono. After looking at the photos though I think that blue denim might have been better.

Even the matchy-matchy with the Balenciaga first bag and the turquoise tassel necklace, which I did like, I wasn't 100% happy with this outfit looking at the pics. I don't hate it, it just doesn't look as good as the one above I don't think! Was comfortable for a morning running errands and having friends over in the afternoon though.

Last worn: floral cocoon kimono, turquoise tassel necklace, mustard yellow tee, white Bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas (above), Balenciaga first bag (above).

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and purple jeans, mustard yellow tee and maxi skirt, white Bermuda denim shorts with black and white, Balenciaga first bag.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono in third trimester.

Yellow Tees Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Yellow tees are so fun and cheerful to wear! You can match them to something else you're wearing like I have in the first outfit, with the pastel yellow tee matching the floral print in the kimono, or you can contrast it like the navy florals and the mustard tee in the second outfit.

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