Friday, 20 May 2022

Striped Dresses Scarves Chloe Ethel Bag

Two outfits I wore back at the start of May, when I just needed to add some cute scarves to these summer striped dresses to make them autumn weather appropriate.


What I wore:

Cotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress in Lissy black / Gardenia with blue windowpane scarf chloe ethel bag and converse | awayfromblue

Chloe small Ethel bag in light khaki on arm with striped dress | awayfromtheblue



Scarf: thrifted no brand navy grid print scarf
DressCotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress in Lissy black / Gardenia
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe small Ethel bag in light khaki


Why I wore it:

Last time I wore this black and white striped tee dress with a blue statement necklace I really liked the combination, so I tried to replicate a similar outfit again with this blue grid print scarf. When I saw the scarf in the opshop I knew it would look so cute worn with striped pieces, and I really liked this outfit! Even if it was a little warm for the scarf in the middle of the day, it was nice in the cooler morning and evening.

Felt my Chloe Ethel bag was overdue another wear, and it was just the right size. I had an appointment to go to in the morning and this fits so much - easily space for all of my essentials plus the latest library book I was reading, for entertainment in the waiting room.

This was such a comfortable outfit too, as aside from the appointment I was just working from home. I've been liking dresses on those kind of days, simple instant outfits!


Last worn: black and white striped tee dress, Converse, Chloe Ethel bag. First time I've worn the blue grid print scarf as I thrifted it back in summer.

Other ways to wearblack and white striped tee dress in winter, Converse and shorts, Chloe Ethel bag and pink dress.
 
Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.





What I wore:

Target navy and white striped shift dress with frill sleeves, Converse and Chloe Ethel Bag | awayfromblue

navy striped dress, Chloe small Ethel bag in light khaki | awayfromtheblue



ScarfFashion Scarf Girl parrot print scarf (c/o)
Dress: Target navy and white striped shift dress with frill sleeves
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star coast blue
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe small Ethel bag in light khaki


Why I wore it:

Another working from home and school run outfit. Wanted to add some colour to this outfit, but couldn't decide that morning which scarf would look best when the one I'd planned seemed too warm for the day - it was quite humid! This lighter parrot print scarf was one I eventually settled on, and I really liked it with the dress. It did make me a little late to drop the kids off at school though, trying on all these different scarves in the morning. 😂 Thankfully we made it in class before the bell as I was parent helper. It ended up being a much cooler afternoon too so I was wishing when I picked up the kids from school that I had picked the warmer scarf to wear!

Again the Chloe Ethel bag was the perfect neutral bag for this - although I did just have to carry my essentials this time around, I thought the caramel colour was really nice with the print in the scarf.


Last worn: parrot print scarf, navy striped shift dress, blue Converse, Chloe Ethel bag (above).

Other ways to wearparrot print scarf and teal top, navy striped shift dress and statement necklace, blue Converse and midi skirt, Chloe Ethel bag and jeans.




How You Can Wear It:

Stripes are fun to print mix with! For a subtle but still fun print mix, try adding a printed scarf to a striped dress like I have in these outfits.




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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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