Friday, 16 February 2018

Green And Gold: Mustard Tanks and Soft Shorts with Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag

Combining two of my loves together for some colourful summer outfits: soft shorts and mustard yellow. Buying these shorts at the start of summer was such a good idea!

What I wore:

mustard tank, jeanswest parker printed shorts aquamarine accessories, Australia day green and gold | awayfromblue

jeanswest parker printed shirred shorts, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine python embossed mini MAC bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram OOTD at Yayoi Kusama The Obliteration Room Exhibit at GOMA Brisbane
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
TopJeanswest Maya gather back tank in chartreuse
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Wore this for Australia day, so I had to go with the green necklace to have a bit of green and gold with the mustard tank. I've worn this tank and necklace together before too. It was something a little different for Australia Day, as we usually try host a BBQ but skipped it this year. We went to the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Brisbane's Gallery Of Modern Art before having lunch in the city. I was hopeful we might get to see some more of the exhibition but our main goal was to see The Obliteration Room in the kid's area. You get given a sheet of stickers, walk into a white room and get to stick the stickers wherever you want. Toddler heaven!

The boys are always trying to stick stickers everywhere at home, so I thought they'd enjoy being given free reign and leaving their imprint on a fun work of art. As you can see from the Instagram photo, it was near the end of the exhibition so there wasn't much white left, but it was still a lot of fun. They had an incredible time and although I didn't get to see other bits of the exhibition I'd wanted to, it was so much fun seeing how much they enjoyed the room.

I'd thought of wearing a monochromatic outfit as it would look great in photos, but wanted to wear my mustard tank more. I did feel a little regret when I watched a lady in a black and white dress posing in front of a professional grade camera and realised her shots would look beautiful! But I was happy and comfortable in this outfit, nice for a hot day out in the city. I did dress the boys in white shirts and they looked especially cute in all the photos. Of course I regretted that outfit choice later too when they had ice cream... 😂


Last worn: mustard tank, Parker printed shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearmustard tank and blue shorts, Parker printed shorts and grey tee, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and boho dress.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and mustard tank in second trimester.



The aqua mini MAC was my first Rebecca Minkoff bag purchase. My collection has grown quite a lot since!





What I wore:

mustard tank, olive embroidered shorts, statement wooden necklace and aqua bag | away from blue

olive shorts, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram mustard tank olive embroidered shorts wooden beaded necklace rebecca minkoff mini MAC bag
Necklace: Lovisa wooden statement bead necklace
Top: thrifted Cotton On yellow tank
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I shared this on Instagram for Australia day but I'd worn it a few days before, I just hadn't gotten around to sharing it then. It was a busy day, with the daycare runs, my usual working from home, and then a specialist appointment for the little one. The stress of a busy day and of trying to find and get to a new location on time was quickly forgotten when we stopped to buy milk on the way home and  I picked myself up a well-earned tub of Ben and Jerry's!

Given how high I had to wear these shorts to disguise the mum-tum though, probably could have skipped the ice cream. Still ate and enjoyed it though!

The necklace is gold and the chain on the mini MAC is silver, and the aquamarine doesn't match anything else I'm wearing, but I really liked this outfit. I think the colours all worked so nicely together despite not matching, and it was perfect for a hot summer day.


Last worn: mustard tank, olive embroidered shorts, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearmustard tank and flares, olive embroidered shorts with stripesRebecca Minkoff mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancymustard tank in second trimesterRebecca Minkoff mini MAC and maternity denim.



Soft Shorts Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:


Soft shorts are the best for a hot and humid day. A plain tank is always a good basic to wear with them, especially if they have a print or embroidery as these ones do. Another benefit to a basic tank is that you can be a little more adventurous with your necklace and pick a bolder statement piece if you want.



Linking up with Lizzie In Lace, Style Wise, Fabulous Friday, Fab Favourites, Shoe & Tell, Hello Monday, On Mondays We Link Up, Mix It Monday.



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59 comments:

  1. Her exhibit was one I'm so lucky I got to see! Her art is incredible! I love these colors together!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish we could have seen more of it - we really enjoyed what we did see :)

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  2. You with your heatwave and me with polar cold omg!!!
    Loke the yellow tank top with shorts great for the weather here in Australia...
    Have a nice week end..
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  3. I love that bag, it's a very unique mint shade! Looks stunning with what you paired it with :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  4. LOL yes...young boys in white shirts can be quite a gamble! Glad you all enjoyed Australia day and both of your summery outfits are so cute. Very polished and put together but practical for the heat!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  5. Belated Happy Australia Day, Mica:) Love the mustard tanks and really liking that you used your turquoise bag. Great pop of colour!
    PS I also would love to be in that Obliteration Room:D The kiddos must've had a blast!

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    1. It was so much fun - we all enjoyed the installation! :)

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  6. Mustard and turquoise - what a wonderful combination :) I love this outfit very much <3

    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

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  7. I love mustard at the moment! The green shorts are so nice, I love how floaty they look - hope the weather cools down a bit for you soon - you can have some of ours if you want haha!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. haha I'd take it, the heatwave here has been going on so long! I'm loving mustard too.

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  8. The exhibit looks like fun! I love the mustard and olive combo in the second look. I wouldn't have thought of that pairing, but I really like it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. Pretty outfits, I really like the bag!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  10. What a fun handbag color! Love your collection of bags!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  11. I love both of your outfits Mica. I love yellows and mustard colors. I always take the easy route and pair them with white, but you've given me some great ideas as to how to pair them with prints and that olive is gorgeous.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Glad I could give you some ideas Kim! I'm always looking for new ways to wear mustard, I love it! :)

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  12. You should never ever skip the ice cream after a long and stressful day!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  13. You look great, I love the colors of both outfits! :)
    Marta
    http://www.lambassadrice.com/

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  14. It's just amazing seeing people enjoying summer, and we're stuck in a perpetual winter! I love the olive shorts, they're so cute x

    Velvet Blush

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  15. I love your bag and how it pairs so well with the mustard! And don't compare yourself with someone else, you look just amazing!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. hehe thank you Ruth! I had fun in my outfit, even if my pictures won't be as impressive! :)

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  16. I don't know how I'd manage without those soft pairs of shorts during summer. Oh man, holy grail this year too. It's been such a stinker in Melbs. I've recently discovered my lost love for mustard. I brought a trench (shocker, right?!) from ASOS and can't wait for cooler weather to bring it out.

    Hope you and the fam are having an amazing weekend so far,
    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. I can't wait to see how you wear that mustard trench, it sounds awesome! :)

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  17. Happy Australia Day, Mica! I love this combination of colours on you - you look fabulous in gold.

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  18. I love how you always use colour to make your outfits pop, and this one is no different. I love the bright and the paler contrasting, it's so aesthetic. If I walk around London everyone's in muted greys and monotone, if they dressed more like this it would be much nicer.

    Amy;
    Wandering Everywhere

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    1. Thanks Amy! I find summer makes me want to wear all the bright colours!

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  19. You have so many great bags. I love the mustard color, I just have a mustard skirt in my closet... you styled the color so effortlessly here! Happy Australia Day!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  20. Love this bold yellow top! The necklace and bag are a nice contrast to it.]

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  21. So colorful, love!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  22. I never used to be into the colour mustard, but it's 100% grown on over the past year. Both of these colour combos look lovely and cool on you babe; the relaxed fit of the shorts looks so comfortable! Hope you're having a fab weekend so far :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. It's really been growing on me lately, such a fun colour! :)

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  23. No way, you can't skip the Ben and Jerry's! It was well-deserved I'm sure. :) I just picked up a couple of pints for my husband and I this weekend. I love both of these looks, especially the first one--I love the colors! That sticker exhibit sounds like fun. What kid wouldn't love doing that!?

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    1. Yes, it was ideal for kids! :) And I'd never turn down ice cream after a tough day, haha! Definitely well-deserved ;)

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  24. I love both outfits, Mica! The green and gold is a great combo and is perfect for Aussie Day! I've never thought of pairing green and gold together, which is a bit silly considering it's our Olympic colours! ;) It really is a great colour combo and looks fab on you, Mica! Hope you've had a relaxing weekend :) XXX

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    1. I usually default to that colour combo for Australia Day, haha!

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  25. So great you were able to catch that Yayoi Kusama's exhibition, it must have been fun. I love visiting exhibitions, it's always love to see someone's artwork and/or to learn something attending a history or themed exhibitions.

    I love both of these outfits. The first outfit is so adorable, those shorts are so cute!

    The second outfit is also very pretty. I love how you wore those shorts higher and paired them with a yellow top. A higher waist is always flattering, makes us look taller and longer, especially when it comes to shorts.

    Great tips on wearing shorts as well! I sometimes wear them in Winter but with warm leggings.

    Have a nice Sunday!!!

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    1. It was so nice to see the exhibition, even if I didn't get to explore as much of it as I'd like with the kids, haha!

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  26. Happy belated Australia day, it sounds like you had a good one. :) I don't even think we have an England day over here... I might be wrong though! I really like the mustard top, mustard is one colour I've been trying to talk myself into wearing as I really like how it looks on others. Always worry that it wouldn't suit me, though! <3 Thanks for sharing lovely, hope you're having a good weekend. xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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  27. I super love the color of that bag! It looks great paired with that yellow top too.

    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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  28. These pieces are perfect for summer! I love the colour combination and all the outfits are lovely! Love the relax feeling and I'm waiting for summer!
    xo Yvonne
    www.aproposh.com

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  29. Your outfit is really cute! :) xx

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  30. I love shorts like these because they look good on everyone!!
    And it's a great color combination for both looks...it goes to show how versatile mustard is!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. It really does go with so much, mustard is a stunning colour :)

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  31. That sticker wall is so cool, and I love your bag collection!

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    1. It was a series of rooms, it was amazing!

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  32. Mustard and green is a match made in heaven. You have an amazing collection of handbags, Mica and they are so lovely. Like the fact that you wore green colour necklace to celebrate Australia Day :)
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  33. Great summer fashion! It's so cool that you caught the Yayoi Kusama exhibition. I wanted to go when it was in New York but the lines were always insane.

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    1. The lines for some parts of it were so long, we were lucky to get in early for the Obliteration room before it got too busy.

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  34. Very cute bag! Both shorts are adorable, too! Nice job styling these looks. :)

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

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  35. Love the summer vibes outfit.
    Such cute colors.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  36. Love the yellow tanks and the green bag! Great pop of colors and they are just a great pair! That would be fun! My son loves to stick stickers everywhere too. Matter of fact, we have a table full of it! Lol 😂 I hope you had a great weekend!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  37. Thank you all for your lovely comments! :)

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  38. Loving the beautiful bold yellow tops with the cute soft shorts! I don't believe I own any soft shorts, but seeing how comfortable and stylish they look on you I may have to give them a try when it warms up here. I am sure your kiddos had a blast pasting stickers wherever they wanted. Sounds like kid paradise! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Mica!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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  39. Oooh Australia day sounds like fun. My daughter would have loved all the stickers too. Love both of these looks with soft shorts. Mustard and olive pair so well together. And that Rebecca Minkoff purse has the cutest green color. I also love your necklaces.

    Welcome by Thursdays and join my style linkup pretty lady. Come share your awesome style with me and my readers. =)


    Also, thank you for your lovely comment and input on my "School Shootings" post. We should take an example from Australia, for real.

    Thanks, Ada. =)

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  40. I don't own much yellow, but I do like its sunny bright feel so it is nice to see how others wear it. I think it is hard to find a good shade of it in clothing, but it seems you have! That tank is the perfect happy shade! That sticker exhibit sounds like so much fun! What a great idea!

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  41. A lovely yellow top! I would love some of your weather - it is so cold and damp in the UK at the moment!

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  42. So chic and cute! Color looks perfect on you dear, vibrant so much life!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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