Wednesday 28 December 2016

Denim Shorts and Button Up Tanks

My five year blogaversary is coming up at the end of the week. I'll have a special post on Monday to celebrate the milestone and say thank you. In the meantime, since I was lucky enough to win this beautiful case of makeup, I have a mini giveaway over on youtube!

I've shown some ways to wear button ups (or button downs or sleeveless shirts or button detail tanks etc) in spring with cardigans and jeans before, but below I've worn them for warmer weather and paired them with denim shorts.

What I wore:

striped duster pink button down tank bermuda denim shorts | Away From The Blue

purple mini MAB Away From Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Kimono: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankJeanswest Helene sleeveless textured shirt in berry
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (currently on sale, 40% off!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in navy!)
Nail PolishOPI Koala Bear-y

Why I wore it:

While I like the colours and the individual pieces of this outfit, I really wasn't too happy with it when I put it all together. The tank is quite long so I should have tucked it in.  I felt it looked a little off with the length of the shorts. Usually I love wearing this top, and I really like the pink with the purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB Tote bag.

I had just put this on quickly when I was running late in the morning, if I'd had more time I might have tried the tank tucked in.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, striped duster, pink button up tank, denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote bag.

Other ways to wear: striped duster in winterpink button up tank and pencil skirt, denim shorts and green tank, purple Mini MAB Tote bag and a neutral outfit.

Post-Christmas Sales!

The boxing day sales continue. I've put together a list of my favourites and you can see what I bought here.

What I wore:

printed tank, OneTeaspoon Hawks denim shorts purple mini MAB tote bag | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
TankJeanswest Florence print long line tank
Shorts: OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black (C/O, on sale!)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink!)
Nail PolishOPI Koala Bear-y

Why I wore it:

This was a pre-Christmas rushing around for last minute pressies and a hair cut for toddler T. Simple and easy outfit of a printed top and plain shorts, perfect for a hot day. Unlike the first outfit above, I really liked wearing this combination. I felt much more comfortable.

When I last wore these sandals I was suffering from really bad swollen feet in my third trimester, over 10 months ago. This time around they were much more comfortable as I carried baby around in his Ergo!

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers (above), printed tank, OneTeaspoon shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted tank and leopard print scarf, denim jacket and OneTeaspoon shorts, studded sandals and a maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag and skinny jeans.

Linking up with Fabulous Friday, Fun Fashion.

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  1. I am so jealous looking at your pictures. It si freezing here, and the thought of being able to wear shorts and sandals is so nice.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. I'm much better Mica :) thanks for asking.
    I like how on that first look the open cardi is much longer than the rest of the garment thus creating a cool move - specially in that weather, that looks much like mine !

  3. Five years?! That's so awesome, Mica! And I love the bright colors in your outfits here (especially that magenta tank top!)--I wish it were summer in the US right now too!

  4. Hey congratulations on wining the makeup kit, and on your 5 year anniversary WOW! And that purple RM bag is GORGEOUS.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    1. I was so pleased to win it, such a nice surprise! :)

  5. Congrats on your blog birthday, it's mine as well. It has been wonderful to catch up on your outfits and posts. I wish you a blessed holiday season and wonderful new year. :) /Madison

  6. Love both of your outfits

    Aly In Wanderland | <3 | New Post

  7. Five years of blogging is such a great achievement! Thanks for the sale reminder - I think I won't be able to resist. I hope you had a lovely Christmas weekend as well!
    Christina ♥

  8. Shorts?? How niice! Here is freezing (I am down with a cold!)
    Love the looks!


  9. Congrats on FIVE years! I love the long cardi with the shorts! It's a great little boho vibe! Have a Happy New Year!

  10. Happy almost 5 years! Dang! Five years of outfits?! You're a trooper! I always run into the shirt-too-long problem. I'm really short torso-ed so this is constantly a summertime struggle. lol

    1. haha yes I know your pain! Most tops are too long for my short self! :)

  11. 5 years! Looking forward to your blogaversary post! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and wishing you the best in 2017!

    Dawn Lucy

  12. Love your style, your necklaces are gorgeous and I think I'm in love with your bag ahahah

  13. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)


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