Monday, 26 July 2021

Colourful Maxi Skirt and Knit Outfits With Chloe Ethel Bag: Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up, wearing some cosy but colourful winter outfits and enjoying jumper weather while it hangs around here in Brisbane! Comfy knits and colourful maxi skirts are easy outfits for busy days with the kids. Masks worn when out in public as our mask restrictions were extended a little after a few cases of the virus hung around after our 3 day lockdown. We are back down to 0 cases but the mask requirement is sticking around a little longer.


What I wore:

monochrome winter maxi skirt outfit cobalt marl knit chambray maxi skirt chloe ethel bag and statement beaded necklace | awayfromblue

chambray maxi skirt with chloe small ethel bag in light khaki | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | cobalt knit with chambray maxi skirt light khaki small chloe ethel bag

Necklace: Kelly's Kloset rainbow layered necklace
Knit: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bag: Chloe small Ethel bag in light khaki


Why I wore it:

This was a very busy day! As well as it being the first day back at school after the June/July winter holidays, I had a couple of errands to run and my youngest had his first sports class. I decided to enrol him for something fun and indoors to do this term while his big brother is at school. The trial class went well, he loved it, and looks forward to it each week now. After school pickup and dinner, it was of course more sports in the evening for both boys. Busy but fun!

It's not the first time I've worn this cobalt knit and chambray maxi skirt together - although last time I added a lot of red to break up the monochromatic blue. This time I kept it simple, with a statement necklace bringing a bit of contrasting colour and of course my pretty Chloe small Ethel bag. As I mentioned on Instagram, this bag really does hold a lot. It's got all my usual things, plus a snack for my son, both our water bottles, his hoodie, and his sports shirt. Such a good bag for mum life!


Last worn: rainbow necklace, cobalt marl knit, chambray maxi skirt, Adidas Superstar. First time I've worn the Chloe Ethel bag on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearcobalt marl knit with stripes, chambray maxi skirt worn 30 ways, Adidas Superstar and dress.

Perfect for pregnancycobalt marl knit and hidden baby bump.


Reveal: Chloe Ethel





What I wore:

ochre maxi skirt with blue ombre stripe knit foil print star scarf in navy and chloe ethel bag | awayfromblue

chloe ethel in light khaki with amber maxi skirt and blue knit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | blue ombre stripe knit with orange ocrhe maxi skirt and light khaki small chloe ethel bag

Scarf: Target Simone woven scarf in navy foil stars
Knit: Jeanswest Beth ombre stripe knit pullover jumper in navy
Skirt: thrifted Tree of Life ochre maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bag: Chloe small Ethel bag in light khaki


Why I wore it:

I wore this outfit a couple days before the one above - back in the school holidays, on a wet and rainy day! It meant I added a scarf as an extra layer to keep cosy. With the ombre stripes in the knit the navy scarf seemed like a good complimentary colour and I like the foil scarf against the stripes. The ochre maxi skirt isn't the best choice in the rain as it gets heavy when wet - but it's such a pretty colour with navy the other shades of blue in the jumper. And it stayed dry thankfully as we went to a school holiday workshop, bought some presents for upcoming birthday parties, visited the library, and even got some time in the playground with the kids. The rain set in as we were driving home in the afternoon - perfect timing!

Again I wore my Chloe Ethel bag - the neutral cream goes with all the colour in this outfit so well.


Last worn: star print scarf, ombre stripe knit, ochre maxi skirt, white Converse All Star, Chloe Ethel (above).

Other ways to wearstar print scarf with red jeans, ombre stripe knit with green, ochre maxi skirt and leopard print, white Converse All Star and midi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: Converse All Star in second trimester.


How You Can Wear It:

Maxi skirts can be layered for mild winter days with a cosy knit, and maybe even a scarf. A bright knit is a great way to add more colour to a winter outfit too, and a neutral bag is the perfect accessory.




Weekday Wear Linkup #129


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Thursday, 22 July 2021

Colourful Cardigans With Monochrome Jeans and Tee Outfits, Scarves and Mimco Button Bag

What I wore for celebrating the end of our 3 day lockdown in Brisbane at the start of July to enjoy what was left of the school holidays and get out with the kids. Kept my outfits simple and monochromatic with jeans and a tee. Even wore monochromatic scarves too, and a real wardrobe oldie with my black Mimco button bag. Added some colour with cardigans as I just can't seem to do a full neutral outfit without adding a bit of colour!


What I wore:

mustaard cardigan with mimco button bag floral scarf monochrome grey tee skinny jeans outfit | awayfromblue

mustard cardigan with black mimco button bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blue face mask with mustard cardigan monochrome grey tee black skinny jeans outfit mimco button bag


Earrings: Lovisa mini mustard tassel earrings
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl in black and white Pretty Floral print
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagMimco black button bag


Why I wore it:

After a little uncertainty, we were so pleased when lockdown was lifted the evening before and my son was able to compete in his sports tournament as planned. Even if all the parents and spectators had to sit outside and peer into the sports hall from the doorway to make sure everyone met the post lockdown indoor space restrictions 😅

Despite having to sit far away it was so good to see him competing and my bright mustard cardigan ensured my son could spot me in the crowd. I wasn't expecting to have to sit outside so I was pleased this was just the right outfit for it. The cardigan wasn't too heavy when the sun came out, but it and my scarf kept me warm when the sun hid behind the clouds. And luckily no rain too! Turned out to be such a good morning, so pleased they were able to still run the event.

I liked using my big Mimco button bag again! The 25th anniversary of Mimco had me thinking about my button bag again - this is one of the original styles, I bought it in 2007 when I was at uni. Was so thrilled when I bought it, it was a craze for a few years and they were everywhere in Australia. Still see them around now and then, although mostly the newer, smaller version of this style. This one you wouldn't know is over 14 years old! It's in great condition, I should wear it more!


Last worn: mustard earringsmustard cardigan, grey v-neck tee, Nobody Denim skinny jeans, New Balance sneakers, Mimco black button bag. First time I've worn the scarf as it was a Christmas gift.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan and shorts, grey v-neck tee worn 30 ways, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and kimono, Mimco black button bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygrey v-neck tee in second trimester.


What Fits Inside: Mimco Button Bag From 2007





What I wore:

moncohrome grey tee and skinny jeans sneaker outfit with black white scarf and button bag and purple cardigan

purple cardigan with striped scarf and Mimco black button bag | awayfromtheblue



Jacket: Jeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl black and white thick and thin mix print scarf
Top: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagMimco black button bag


Why I wore it:

Very similar to the outfit above. Again, a monochromatic jeans and tee outfit with a black and white printed scarf and a colourful cardigan. This purple one isn't as bright as the mustard yellow one above, but it still adds the perfect amount of colour to this outfit. With the different shades of grey in the tee and the skinny jeans, the purple cardigan was the perfect topper. And with no other prints I could wear this fun contrasting striped scarf for a bit of an instant print mix without it clashing with anything.

Thankfully one of the workshops I'd booked in advance for the kids went ahead despite a lot of other school holiday activities I'd planned for the week being cancelled as soon as lockdown was announced, even though it was just for 3 days. Because it was still on after lockdown was lifted we had a pretty fun day. The kids got to make their own light up DIY aquariums in a jar which look really cute! These are kind of similar. We even managed a little play time in the playground before the rain arrived that afternoon which was perfect.

Again I wore my Mimco button bag - it seemed the obvious choice with the neutrals and it fits snacks and water bottles and the essentials nicely.



How You can Wear It:

Layering in winter gives you lots of fun options for accessorising. A colourful cardigan can add a burst of brightness to a monochrome jeans and tee outfit, and a printed scarf adds some extra interest and a little warmth.



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Monday, 19 July 2021

Printed Maxi Skirts, Yellow Tees and Louis Vuitton Bags | Weekday Wear Link Up

Two colourful printed maxi skirt outfits I wore recently; with yellow tees, sneakers and Louis Vuitton bags.


What I wore:

mustard tee, red maxi skirt and white denim jacket with Louis Vuitton neverfull tote | away from blue

red maxi skirt with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | away from the blue



JacketCotton On girlfriend denim jacket in whitehaven
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
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 Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch c/o JORD
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull


Why I wore it:

This was a really fun day! Everything aligned for my family to have the day off for the first day of school holidays, so my mum, sister and I took the kids to Paradise Country for the first time. I'm so glad we planned to do this. Not only because it was a beautiful sunny day and the boys had a great time, but also because we found out after we had left the house that there were some COVID cases in the community (it had spread out of quarantine) and so restrictions were going to be coming in. And the next day there were more cases and a 3 day lockdown was announced, unfortunately ruining the rest of the school holiday plans.

Thankfully though we were worry free as we enjoyed the day out! The kids had a blast, there was so much to do and see there for such a small park. The koala cuddles were of course my favourite bit!

It was so warm too I even considered taking my denim jacket off at one point, but by that point the boys had taken their jackets off and we had bought a few things so my poor Louis Vuitton Neverfull was looking too stuffed for me to consider trying to add my jacket on top of it! I think the white denim jacket was a great topper with this (apart from being a little too warm in the middle of the day). It's not the first time I've worn this red maxi skirt with yellow but it's the first time I've tried so much yellow with it, and with the white denim jacket on top it didn't feel too bold.




What I wore:

blue and yellow outfit with tie dye maxi skirt, speedy bandouliere, yellow tee | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with tie dye maxi skirt | awayfromtheblue



JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tee: Jeanswest essential v-neck tee in elfin yellow
Skirt: Jeanswest Farrah blue tie dye maxi skirt 
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere


Why I wore it:

Another colourful outfit, this time with a bit more of a subdued yellow tee, and a whole lot of blue! We were still in the 3 day lockdown but the kids had a dentist appointment and of course as they are providing medical care the dentist was still open. It was a really wet day and a little chilly so I pulled out this leather jacket for the first wearing for winter! I like the bright cobalt blue against the blues in the tie dye print on the maxi skirt. Because of the rain I wanted a waterproof bag too, so I chose this little Louis Vuitton damier ebene speedy bandouliere. It's perfect for a wet day, even if lockdown rules meant we were just outside to walk from the carpark to the dentist and back, ha! Thankfully Cooper is not the kind of dog that enjoys walks in the rain so we didn't have to spend lots of time in the rain.

Only downside to this outfit was that it took a while for my leather jacket to dry off when we got home. I was worried the slit on the maxi skirt might make it too cool for a wet day but the jacket on top kept me cosy, and it was very warm in the dentist!


Last worn: cobalt leather jacket, turquoise tassel necklace, pastel yellow tee, tie dye maxi skirt, Adidas Superstar, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearcobalt leather jacket and shift dress, pastel yellow tee and shorts, tie dye maxi skirt in monochrome outfit, Adidas Superstar and dress, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.



How You Can Wear It:

With a colourful printed maxi skirt, a bright block colour tee is a good pairing. If you're worried the combination is too bold, a neutral topper like a denim jacket can tone the brightness down a little. Or you can dial up the colour and pick a colourful jacket like I have in the second outfit to tie in with the print on the skirt.



Weekday Wear Linkup #128


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!


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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
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4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
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