Friday, 22 March 2019

Denim Shorts, Kimonos and Rebecca Minkoff Edie Cross Body Bag In Magenta

Although it's autumn in Brisbane, summer outfits can continue for a while before the really cold weather arrives! Simple tanks, printed kimonos and shorts with a cute colourful Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag are such easy stay at home mum outfits.

What I wore:

kindness collective kaleidoscope kimono navy tank denim shorts Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body | away from blue

denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram navy tank denim shorts rebecca minkoff edie crossbody bag and purple kindness collective kimono
JacketThe Kindness Collective 'Kaleidoscope Dreams' printed kimono
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tank: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

I really liked this outfit, I thought all of the colours worked so well together. While the dominant colour in this printed kimono is purple, it has a bunch of other colours in it. I couldn't resist adding more colour with this magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag. A neutral navy tank and blue denim shorts were an easy pairing with the rest of the colour. And then a blush necklace, for another little extra touch of colour.

Just a quiet day, doing the daycare drop off and pickup and working from home, before taking my son to an appointment in the afternoon. Such a comfortable outfit for that. I did wish I had picked a different tank in the afternoon heat though - this one is an old breastfeeding one, it's layered with hidden access for breastfeeding and on a hot day layered tops are not the best! Such a cute basic tank though, I'm still keeping it around long after finishing breastfeeding as you wouldn't know just by looking at it that it's a special piece.

Last worn: blush tassel necklace, purple printed kimono, navy tank, boyfriend denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag.

Other ways to wearpurple printed kimono with stripes, navy tank and striped duster for travel, boyfriend denim shorts and red scarf, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy tank in second trimester.

What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Edie Cross Body

What I wore:

navy kimono with metallic silver tank denim shorts magenta pop of colour edie crossbody bag | awayfromblue

navy printed kimono with magenta chevron quilted Rebecca Minkoff edie bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue isntagram printed kimono metallic tank and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff edie bag
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (on sale!)
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

Another outfit with the same formula! A metallic tank this time, black denim shorts and a navy printed kimono. Again with the same magenta Rebecca Minkoff small Edie bag as, just like in the first outfit, I love how the magenta works with navy.

Didn't like this outfit as much as the one above though - even with swapping the Havaianas for studded sandals, this outfit just felt a bit plain. Was nice and simple for a day with the kids though, doing our usual playground and library routine with a couple of errands to run too.

Last worn: navy printed kimono, blue necklacemetallic silver tank, black denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and pencil skirt, metallic silver tank and maxi skirt, black denim shorts and scarf, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag with turquoise.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed kimono in third trimester.

Printed Kimonos Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Kimonos aren't just a summer staple! They are an easy layer to add to a simple tank and shorts outfit for a little more colour and interest on milder spring and autumn days too.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Printed Tanks, Maxi Skirts and Red Rebecca Minkoff Saddle Bag

While I have been trying to remove duplicate things from my wardrobe, I could not resist picking up another black maxi skirt for $1 in the opshop. So now I have two black maxi skirts! I love wearing maxi skirts though and think they are both different enough to justify keeping them.

A nice plain maxi skirt means you can wear it with a fun printed top, and add some extra colour with accessories like this red Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

What I wore:

printed rainbow tank with red rebecca minkoff saddle bag maxi skirt gold sandals | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | windy outfit pic outtake printed tank black maxi skirt
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
Tank: thrifted Target mixed print colourful printed tank
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

Such a windy day when I wore this! It was tricky getting a good photo with the breeze blowing my hair and skirt around. It was so nice having some breeze though as it had been another hot and humid week.

Pretty quiet day so just needed a simple outfit. Swim lessons and some errands to run before catching up with friends in the evening.

With the mixed print in this top and all the colours, a neutral black skirt was an obvious pairing. I couldn't resist matching the red in the top with this Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag. I just love the way this bag looks with maxi skirts, it's a frequently worn combo.

Last worn: mixed print tank, navy and gold bead necklace, black drawstring maxi skirt, gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to wearmixed print tank and olive shorts, black drawstring maxi skirt and denim jacket, gold sandals at Christmas, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag and navy dress.

What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Saddle Bag

What I wore:

animal print tank, tiered black maxi skirt red saddle bag and necklace mum style | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff studded unlined saddle bag in cherry red | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram animal print tank red saddle bag matching red necklace maxi skirt mum style
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
TankJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

Another windy day, another maxi skirt and printed tank outfit. This time I went overboard with the red, adding this red flat beaded necklace to my outfit to match the red saddle bag. I thought it would be nice to wear the skirt and necklace together, after I thrifted them both at the same time!

Another quiet day. Some time at the playground, a doctors appointment and a quick grocery shop. This maxi skirt was so nice to wear on such a hot but windy day, it flapped around a lot and kept me cool.

Last worn: red necklace, animal print tank, black ruffle hem maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag (above).

Other ways to wearanimal print tank and shorts, black ruffle hem maxi skirt and a tee, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyanimal print tank in second trimester.

Black Maxi Skirts Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A black maxi skirt is a wardrobe staple, especially if you need something to provide sun coverage or modesty coverage on your legs while running around at the playground in summer! They are so easy to wear with fun printed tanks, or bold accessories, to add a little extra colour and interest to your outfit.

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Wrap Tops and Blue Pencil Skirts With Pink City Bag

Two lovely wrap tops with navy textured pencil skirts with the Weekday Wear Linkup! I picked these wrap tops to wear as I was hunting through my wardrobe for more pieces to donate and I realised I hadn't worn these in a while. They were definitely overdue a wear.

What I wore:

monochrome navy outfit wrap top lace pencil skirt and pink Balenciaga city bag | awayfromblue

blue lace pencil skirt, sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram navy wrap pencil skirt balenciaga sorbet pink city bag monochrome office outfit
Earrings: Kmart silver tassel earrings
Necklace: M initial silver pendant necklace
TopAtmos & Here Arlene wrap top in navy
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

This navy wrap top is such a comfortable piece to wear, because I sized up when I bought it as I was pregnant. I was surprised to see I hadn't worn this top and skirt together before, the navy lace works so well with the wrap top.

I added the pink Balenciaga city bag for a little extra burst of colour. I wasn't 100% happy with the shoes though, I think another pair would have worked better, maybe a silver pair like I wore below.

Last worn: navy wrap top, tassel earrings, initial necklace, lace pencil skirt, camel flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearnavy wrap top and shorts, lace pencil skirt in winter, camel flats and olive pants, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancynavy wrap top in third trimester, lace pencil skirt in second trimester, camel flats in third trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag at 37 weeks pregnant.

What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Sorbet City

What I wore:

grey wrap top jacquard navy pencil skirt with pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag | away from blue

jacquard pencil skirt Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram jacquard pencil skirt grey wrap top and pink Balenciaga city bag
Earrings: Kmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings
NecklaceTous silver heart pendant necklace layered with custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TopAtmos&Here Nile wrap front jersey tee
SkirtWarehouse navy jacquard pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above, I wore a similar outfit the next day I was in the office. I love taking an outfit and following the same formula to create something new without trying too hard! This time around it was my grey jersey wrap top and my navy jacquard pencil skirt. I picked silver flats this time, and liked the outfit a lot more. Surprised to see that this top hasn't been worn in over a year though!

Again I stuck with the pink Balenciaga city bag - it's a fun pop of colour! And swapped the grey earrings for these navy ones instead. While the earrings are gold, I still went with silver necklaces and I don't feel they looked out of place.

Last worn: grey wrap top, navy tassel earrings, star necklace, Silhoupette, jacquard pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey wrap top and printed jeans, jacquard pencil skirt layered for wintersilver ballet flats and little black dress, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and monochrome shorts outfit.

Perfect for pregnancy: jacquard pencil skirt in first trimester, silver ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.

Wrap Tops Under $50

How You Can Wear It

While wrap tops work great for breastfeeding (and it was the reason why I bought these tops!) they work equally well when you're not breastfeeding. They are a nice alternative to a plain top, and neutral colours like these mean they work well in an office. If you're looking for a wrap top that will do double duty for corporate style, ones with a modesty snap like these ones are a good way to go.

Weekday Wear Linkup #10

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