Friday, 19 July 2019

Matching Shoes and Bags: Atmos&Here Lola Ankle Boots With Skinny Jeans, Tees and Printed Scarves

Should you match your shoes to your bag? This is an old fashion 'rule' that seems to be rarely followed nowadays! I mostly have neutral shoes and bright bags, but when I do stumble across a matching pair of shoes and bag, it's fun to wear them together like I have below, with my tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

These Atmos&Here Lola tan ankle boots are new ones I purchased recently to replace my old ones that literally fell to pieces when I pulled them out of storage this autumn.

What I wore:

grey maxi cardigan with red skinny jeans black tee tan scarf ankle boots and bag RM MAB camera SAHM style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | matching shoes to bag tan ankle boots mab camera bag red skinny jeans scarf and black tee
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfASOS crinkle oversized leopard print scarf
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
Shoes: Atmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots (new purchase)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I couldn't resist making all my accessories match in this outfit! With the bright red skinny jeans I thought the matching neutral tan ankle boots and MAB camera bag would be a good combination. The scarf was needed to keep me warm on a cooler Sunday morning as we went to church, and I think the leopard print, while not an exact match, compliments the bag and ankle boots nicely!

I kept everything else in my outfit neutral to let the red jeans shine - while I've never worn this particular black tee with the grey cardigan before, grey and black are colours I like wearing with these red skinny jeans.


Last worn: grey maxi cardigan, leopard print scarf, black tee, red skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've shared the boots on the blog as they were a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: grey maxi cardigan and maxi dress, leopard print scarf and ombre knit, black tee and pink shorts, red skinny jeans and matching scarf, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and striped skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: red jeans in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

matching tan crossbody bag and ankle boots with navy and green jeans and tee cardigan scarf outfit | away from blue

navy cardigan and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instgram | mums tyle jeans tee cardigan scarf navy green outfit with matching shoes and bag
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl navy Geo print tassel scarf (c/o)
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoes: Atmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another very similar outfit combination to the one above! Again I stuck with a cosy cardigan, printed scarf, black tee and bright skinny jeans, accessorised with my matching tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

With the bright green skinny jeans being such a burst of colour in my outfit I went with a plain black tee, similar to the outfit above. I added in another colour with the navy waterfall cardigan and geometric print scarf though. Such an easy outfit formula!

I really like the way the matching tan bag and shoes worked with the green and blue in the outfit, they are a nice neutral combination and this made for a simple outfit for a day with the boys, running errands and visiting the library and the playground.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, navy scarf, black v-neck tee, green skinny jeans, tan ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan worn two ways, navy scarf and little black dress, black v-neck tee for international flight, green skinny jeans and jumper, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and printed shorts.


Tan Ankle Boots Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

If you have a pair of shoes that match a handbag, why not wear them together? You can add extra accessories like a scarf to your outfit to tie in the matchy-matchy even more, or use the matching shoes and bag to 'bookend' a colourful outfit like I have in the second outfit.



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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Two Ways To Wear Grey Kmart Leopard Print Tee In Winter

I saw this leopard print tee in Kmart and was tempted to buy it, at just $9. I decided I didn't need another grey tee though and put it back. When I stumbled across it again at just $2, I knew I had to get it! It's so soft and the leopard print is nice and subtle, it's so easy to wear! I've worn it two different ways below.

What I wore:

wearing kmart leopard print tee with green skinny jeans navy cardigan mum style winter | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey leopard print tee worn with colourful winter layers skinny jeans cardigan regan bag mum style
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Such a simple mum outfit: jeans, a tee, and Converse. Easily made suitable for winter with a cosy cardigan on top. To make this outfit a little more interesting, I went with bright green skinny jeans. While not as cheap as the leopard print tee, they were an opshop find and so also affordable, at just $5.

The green jeans and navy cardigan are a colour combination I often wear together, and I thought they complimented the neutral grey tee nicely. An easy outfit for a day at the playground and the library with the boys.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, circle pendant necklace, green skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag. First time I've worn the tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan worn two ways, green skinny jeans and wrap top, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.


Handbag Comparison: Rebecca Minkoff Regan and Micro Regan










What I wore:

wearing a grey leopard print tee in monochromatic winter maxi skirt and leather jacket outfit yellow bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | leather jacket maxi skirt and yellow bag way to wear grey leopard print tee in winter
JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

A busy day meant another easy outfit for mum life - this maxi skirt is a firm favourite, and the grey leopard print tee with it created a rather monochromatic outfit, especially with the leather jacket. I needed the jacket in the cooler morning but with a day of rushing around to appointments, it came off before lunchtime.

This outfit wasn't as colourful as the first one, so I couldn't resist adding a little extra colour to this with the mustard Rebecca Minkoff mirco Regan bag. Such a fun pop of colour!


Last worn: printed leather jacket, House Of Harlow sunburst necklace, leopard print tee (above), black maxi skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket worn 30 ways, black maxi skirt and foil tee, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyankle boots in second trimester.



Leopard Print Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed tee is a wardrobe staple, especially when paired with a pair of jeans. To mix things up a little you can try colourful denim instead, or swap your skinny jeans for a maxi skirt, which still provides the coverage you need when running around after two toddlers!


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Monday, 15 July 2019

WeekdayWear Linkup: Printed Wrap Dresses And Colourful Scarves

For today's weekday wear, I'm layering up some wrap dresses for the office with colourful scarves.

Finding the early morning starts in winter a little hard - getting out of bed in the cold before the sun is up and trying to take photos when the sun hasn't been up very long aren't easy things to do!


What I wore:

colourful winter wrap dress outfit with cobalt long sleeve tee neon pink scarf regan bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff medium regan bag in moon navy with llama bag charm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram colourful wrap dress outfit for winter pink scarf cobalt tee  regan bag
Earrings: Kmart silver tassel earrings
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
Dress: Target Dannii Minogue Petites printed faux wrap dress
Tee (under dress): thrifted cobalt blue long sleeve tee
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

It's not the first time I've layered a tee under this faux wrap dress - I really liked this cobalt one with the print though! I wanted to add a scarf for a little extra warmth and wasn't sure which one to go for when I saw this hot pink one hanging up - I feel it pulled out the pink in the print quite nicely!

With all of the colour I wanted a neutral bag so went with my trusty Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel - the navy colour goes with everything. I really liked this colourful outfit combination, kept me cosy and cheerful on a cold day in the office. (I did add a jacket on top of this but had to take the pics without it so you could see the sleeves of the tee!).


Last worn: cobalt long sleeve tee, tassel earringspink textured scarf, printed faux wrap dress, Walnut Melbourne flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag.

Other ways to wearcobalt long sleeve tee and pencil skirt, pink textured scarf on a bag, printed faux wrap dress in summer, Walnut Melbourne flats and colourful pants, Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: wrap dress in second trimesterWalnut Melbourne flats in second trimester.


My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:






What I wore:

camel trench coat and atmos&here arlene jersey wrap tulip hem dress regan bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon navy | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | work outfit tulip hem jersey wrap dress burgundy feather print scarf regan bag
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat
ScarfForever New skye foil feather scarf in berry / gold (on sale!)
DressAtmos&Here Arlette jersey wrap dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

As this wrap dress has longer sleeves, I didn't layer a tee under this, sticking with my usual singlet for a little extra coverage. The black and white zigzag print on the dress is so fun to wear and a classic black and white colour scheme meant any colourful scarf would look good with this! I decided to go with the burgundy foil feather print scarf, I really liked the combination.

Again I wore my Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag, such a good bag for work and it handles the rain well - I once accidentally spilled an entire bottle of water in it!


Last worn: camel trench, navy tassel earrings, burgundy feather foil scarf, tulip hem wrap dress, black ballet flats (above), Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag (above).

Other ways to wearcamel trench and sheath dress, burgundy feather foil scarf and burgundy pants, tulip hem wrap dress in summer, black ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in first trimesterblack ballet flats in third trimester.



Wrap Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A wrap dress is a classic piece for work, and they come in so many colours and prints! In winter, a bright scarf can compliment the colours in the print of the dress or add a little extra colour to a neutral dress.



Weekday Wear Linkup #27


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