Friday, 21 January 2022

Maxi Skirts and Striped Tees

I love tee and maxi skirt outfits in summer! And with block colour maxi skirts like these, a striped tee makes such an easy outfit.


What I wore:

burgundy striped tee with rust maxi skirt and avery crossbody bag red and orange mum outfit summer | awayfromblue

rust maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy red and orange outfit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | burgundy striped tee and avery crossbody bag with rust maxi skirt red and orange outfit

NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
TeeCotton On The One fitted v tee in eddy stripe white / red terracotta
Skirtthrifted Tree of Life ochre maxi skirt
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagRebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy


Why I wore it:

This was a busy morning! Went with an outfit I'd been meaning to try for a while. I really liked this burgundy Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag with my rust ruffle skirt last time I wore it so I knew it would look good with this rust maxi skirt. The burgundy striped tee was an extra bit of matchy-matchy with the bag and I really liked this outfit! Added the navy necklace for a little extra colour and because I like adding these beaded necklaces when I'm not sure what other necklace to go with - the neutrals go with everything.

Wore my New Balance sneakers as there was a bit of driving around! The kids had a school holiday workshop and I had a couple of errands to run before sports in the afternoon. This Avery crossbody was perfect for all my essentials, including my face mask as masks are required indoors again in Brisbane. And I even had time for a sneaky solo opshop browse! I added my lucky thrift find I picked up then to my haul video below.



What I wore:

striped Coca-Cola logo tee with black maxi skirt black unlined tote bag | awayfromblue

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


Tee: thrifted navy stripe Coca-Cola logo tee
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware


Why I wore it:

Another busy but fun day! The kids had a school holiday craft in the morning, we had to pick up a few groceries, then we spent some time at the playground before stopping by the opshop on the way home. They had an "everything for $1" sale on which was perfect for me, I picked up a few clothes and accessories and my sons got a board game for just $1! As you can see from the video above I got some great fashion finds! I took advantage of my leave from work to visit a few opshops I wouldn't usually get to so it was a bumper haul of preloved bargains as well as the $1 sale day finds. After all that morning excitement it was home for lunch before a playdate at the park with my son's school friends in the afternoon.

I think the outfit bought me good luck while opshopping, as both the striped Coca-Cola logo tee and the black ruffle hem maxi skirt are thrift finds! I liked the navy striped tee with the black maxi skirt and the black Rebecca Minkoff studded unlined tote bag carried everything we needed for the day easily!



How You Can Wear It:

A striped tee is a wardrobe staple and it looks great with a block colour maxi skirt for a simple summer outfit!



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Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Printed Dresses, Sneakers and Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran Bag

Dressing up some casual dress and sneaker outfits with some statement earrings, making the most of the days back in December when there were no Covid cases in Brisbane and no mask mandates. Not sure the outfits worked being so casual then adding the statement earrings, but these were great comfortable outfits and it was nice to give my big earrings another wear!


What I wore:

tropical floral print shift dress with adidas superstar sneakers MbMJ Fran bag | awayfromtheblue

floral print shift dress with Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown | awayfromtheblue


Earrings: Piper gold and turquoise disc dangle earring
DressAtmos & Here Willow printed tee dress
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


Why I wore it:

This was a busy day! Our usual errands after the school run as well as a trip to the library. After picking up my eldest from school in the afternoon and going to swimming lessons, we headed out to the bay to see the Manly lantern display being switched on. It was really pretty, although we didn't stay too long. We bumped into my sister in law and her family too but the kids were getting hungry - ended up picking up takeaway on our way home which the kids were happy about. It was a hot day and evening so this floral print shift dress was the perfect outfit.

These Adidas Superstar sneakers were comfortable for a little bit of running around during the day and for walking around the lantern displays in the evening. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag hasn't been worn in a while, it was definitely overdue a wear and was perfect for putting in all our water bottles along with all the essentials.


Last worn: turquoise and gold earrings, floral tee dress, Adidas Superstar, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

Other ways to wearfloral tee dress and denim jacket, Adidas Superstar and pink dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral tee dress in second trimester, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag in third trimester.


Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Bag Review:





What I wore:

boho tassel dress earrings blue converse coast sneakers MbMJ Fran bag | awayfromblue

navy printed dress with Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown | awayfromtheblue


EarringsKmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star coast blue
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


Why I wore it:

Again I wore the simple outfit formula of printed dress, statement earrings, sneakers and Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran bag. Wore my cute blue Converse as I thought they went well with the navy print on the dress, even though the shades are different. The navy tassel earrings are a perfect match with the navy tassels on the dress though, making my matchy-matchy self happy.

Even though it was a hot day I liked the longer sleeves on this dress as the aircon in church was a little chilly. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag was good for church too as it fit water bottles in it as well as a couple books for the kids to read before kids church started.



How You Can Wear It:

Printed dresses are easy instant outfits for summer, and work well with sneakers.




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