Friday, 7 September 2018

Red Tees, Skinny Jeans, Cardigans and Louis Vuitton Bags

At the end of winter, while the days were warming up in Brisbane, the mornings were still pretty cold. It means layering up, so by the time it reaches 25 / 28 degrees (82 F) in the afternoon, you've shed all of your layers.

Despite wearing a similar outfit formula on both of these days, I had very different experiences with each!

What I wore:

red tee with skinny jeans converse grey maxi cardigan louis vuitton speedy bag | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with heatstamp | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram grey cardigan skinny jeans leopard print scarf and red tee outfit

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a busy but fun filled day. I had the day off from work to volunteer at the Ekka (Brisbane's royal state show, kinda like the state fairs in the US). I dropped the boys off at daycare, ran a quick errand and started filming some videos before it was time to leave. Just as I was in the middle of filming I got a call from daycare that one of the boys had a fever. I frantically called around, found someone to take care of him, rushed to daycare to pick him up and then dropping him off in safe hands I headed out to the Ekka.

Got to the Ekka with plenty of time to stroll around taking in the sights, get some showbags and then get to work. My volunteer shift finished slightly early so I quickly picked up my bags and headed home to my boys, after quickly texting to make sure all was still okay. By the time I got home he really wasn't in a good state. I rushed him to the doctors (thank goodness for the 24/7 primary care centre nearby!) where the doctor scolded us for bringing him there instead of calling an ambulance and ended up calling the ambulance for us. Ending the night in Lady Cilento hospital was not how I had planned the day to go, but at least he's feeling better now.

Outfit wise at least I was comfortable! I picked the Converse as I knew I'd be in the kitchen volunteering for most of the day, and the scarf and cardigan were good layers to take off and on as it got too hot, and easily fit inside my Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag.





Louis Vuitton Collection Video






What I wore:

layered shopping skinny jeans red tee outfit poppy scarf navy cardigan LV neverfull | away from the blue

Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull worn on arm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram navy and red skinny jeans outfit with poppy print scarf LV NF tote
Earrings: Kmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

Same outfit formula as the one above, but a much more relaxed day! I wore this a few days after the incident above, I had scheduled the day off in advance to try give myself some downtime. Thankfully the little one was feeling much better so I didn't feel too guilty leaving him to have some me-time. I spent some time Christmas present shopping, picking up things I'd noticed the boys might like on a previous shopping trip. Yes it's early, but you need to take advantage of any kid-free moments you can get to shop!

As it was supposed to warm up to such a hot day, but I had an early start, I dressed in layers. I thought this poppy print scarf worked nicely with the red tee, but I needed a little something to cover my arms to so went with this navy waterfall cardigan. The navy cardigan also perfectly matched the statement earrings! By the time afternoon arrived and it was 20 degrees warmer than when I first ventured out, the scarf and cardigan had been ditched. Again, it was nice that they could both fit inside my bag, the Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull this time.

After a busy morning, I had a leisurely lunch and treated myself to a pedicure in anticipation of the warmer weather sticking around. It was nice to enjoy the sunshine and warmth for a bit! I even managed to film a complete video too, after the less than perfect attempt a few days before.





Red Tees Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

A red tee is a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe! It's a fun pop of colour against neutral layers like in the first outfit, or works well with other colours like navy as in the second outfit. When in doubt, pair a red tee with neutral skinny jeans.




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65 comments:

  1. Beautiful look......so glam!!
    Kisses
    Marta

    www.lagattarosablog.it

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  2. I love your LV bags.
    You look so chic babe.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  3. Your lovely poppy scarf reminds me of a Marimekko print! I also love those dove gray jeans - what a great shade!
    Oh my that must have been quite a day and i can't believe your little guy was admitted to the hospital! Thank goodness he's ok! Have a lovely weekend dear!

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    1. It is such a fun print! And yes, it was a crazy day. I'm glad he's better now!

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  4. Wow, I'm impressed you are doing already Christmas shopping! How good you found somebody to the care of your boy. I like both looks as I think such trousers are made for you. Happy weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. hehe yes I have to take advantage of the moments I can shop alone to pick up some Christmas things!

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  5. Nice to see your LV collection, I like the scarves! Feel sorry to hear your son's condition, hope he's a lot better now. I dread going to hospitals but they are unavoidable especially when we have little children. Wishing you a fun and happy weekend.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Thanks Mercy, he is much better now.

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  6. I usually shy away from red but you’ve made it look so cute and fashionable! Great ideas :)

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  7. This is a lovely cardigan and jeans show
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2018/09/polka-dot-trend-eagan-polka-dot-long.html

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  8. I love this bag! I am sure it matches so many outfits <3

    http://carmelatte.co/pink-interior-while-living-with-a-male-partner-yay-or-nay/

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  9. Happy weekend Mica! Great handbags and I absolutely adore the scarf. Not quite ready for layers here because it is constantly hot and humid:) You are layered up beautifully.

    It is always hard to see them sick but I pray good health for your sweet baby! We were planning outdoor sports but rain is in the forecast. I am redecorating one of my guest rooms so I will spend time on that project:) Have a wonderful weekend pretty lady!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. Thanks Tiff, he is feeling much better now. We are lucky it's getting a littler warmer but the humidity isn't too high yet, I really like spring weather! :)

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  10. I adore both of these outfits! The scarves are amazing.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  11. The first outfit came as perfect inspiration today because I literally just-just bought an animal print scarf and I need ideas on how to style it. Love the combination of animal print and red, it´s fierce! And with neutrals around it´s toned down for a perfect casual outfit. Thanks for the inspo, Mica!
    xx

    www.styebydeb.com

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    1. Perfect timing Deb! Glad I could give you some inspiration!

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  12. I love the leopard scarf! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. Now I feel bad, I haven't even thought about Christmas shopping yet, and here you are getting started!
    Good to hear that your little one is feeling better, I remember the tweet on that day, it must have been such a scary end to the day.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. A toy sale and some rare time to myself at the shops was too difficult to pass up, despite how early it is, haha! I'm so glad that day is over, it was a tough one for sure!

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  14. So sorry to hear about the ambulance ride with your son. That's scary! But glad to hear he's feeling better now.

    I really love both of the outfits you featured here! Your scarf collection never fails to amaze me! I love them both.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Lindsey
    https://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! He is feeling much better!

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  15. Such a great look Mica and adore the LV bags!!!!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  16. This is lovely - you look lovely and I love casual looks like this as they're perfect when running errands or meeting with friends for lunch! I love the twist with the handbag too - perfect!

    Hope you're having a lovely day and looking forward to the weekend! :)

    Layla x

    https://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    Hope you can subscribe to my channel, there'll be Vlogs coming soon and a giveaway will be online too! :)

    LINK - https://www.youtube.com/user/sprinklesofstyle/?sub_confirmation=1

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  17. Your poor kiddo, I hope he's fully recovered now, Mica. Both outfits are gorgeous on you but I personally adore the second one as the pop of red looks beautiful.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen! He is doing much better now.

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  18. I love the red with the light gray cardigan! And navy and red are always a perfect match as well!
    And oh no!! Sick kiddos is never fun, glad he's feeling better!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  19. I love both of these fun printed scarves and both of your bags! So cute! I am so sorry you ended up in the hospital. How scary. I am happy to hear it all ended up okay a few days later.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  20. Oh no that must've been such a scare with your son. So glad to hear that he's feeling better now. Good thing you were in a comfortable and mobile outfit.

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  21. Hi Mica
    I don't know how you can get Mica, be a woman, mother and blogger and have other activities, you have to tell me your secret !!
    I like your second look more because it is more colorful, and of course I love your LV bags. More of the second ah!


    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. I schedule everything in advance, haha! I take advantage of evenings when the boys are in bed to resize photos for posts or edit a video or write some posts or respond to comments. I can usually get a lot done if I focus on one task! :)

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  22. I'm so sorry to hear about your son and that he wasn't feel well! I am so glad to hear he is feeling better! I really like your red tees, especially with the grey jeans. I haven't worn my grey jeans lately and they have been neglected. Hope you are able to have a nice and relaxing weekend!

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  23. Your handbag collection is REMARKABLE! So jealous!
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://www.natbees.com/

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  24. Glad to hear your son is doing better. I'm sure that was a scary day. Have a great weekend.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  25. Your scarves are such fun prints! Love the floral

    michellespaige.com

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  26. Gorgeous hunny! I love your Louis bags, they're gorgeous xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  27. Your poppy scarf is so pretty! What a gorgeous pop of color and perfect for spring.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  28. Great looks, sorry to hear about your son, very happy to hear he is better now! Think I should try wearing more red myself, hope you have a great stress-free weekend xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you, we had a wonderfully relaxing weekend. Red is such a fun colour to wear! :)

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  29. Glad your little guy is better! Love the LV bags :)

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  30. Oh, no! I'm glad he's feeling better.

    On a more pleasant note, I love both looks! You always use scarves beautifully to accessorize an outfit.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. Thank you :) I do love my scarves!

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  31. Love both these looks and how you accessorised with those gorgeous scarves - I especially love the leopard print!
    I hope your son is fully recovered now!
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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  32. I just LOVE that leopard scarf with the red tee and those bags are FAB! :) I also love your side braid. I am so sorry about the fever, I had to ride in the ambulance once with my son when he was little over an asthma attack. Never fun!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. That would have been so scary! You're right, it's never fun!

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  33. Glad to hear your son is ok, Mica!
    Love the leopard print scarf, so on trend right now! These scarfs are perfect for a transistional wardrobe too!
    Jaz x | https://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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  34. Oh, gosh, sending good vibes to your wee one, Mica! I hope he is okay.

    I love red on you - such a great colour. That poppy scarf is really stunning!

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    1. Thanks Sheila - he's doing well now!

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  35. I'm so glad your son is starting to feel better! That must have been a scary evening. Layering is such a smart idea for the in-between season time. I love both outfits, especially the poppy scarf. I hope you have a stress-free weekend!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. Thanks Kara. It was, but we had a relaxing weekend afterwards.

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  36. I love both of these outfits, Mica! I love the leopard scarf against the red top in the first outfit and the bag really complements the scarf. The red and navy look great together in the second outfit and the poppy scarf is so pretty! Sorry to hear about your son: that would've been so scary. Hope he's much better now and that you're all having a fun weekend. XXX

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  37. Loving the scarf. I'm slowly approaching the colder season, and i love nice warm scarf.
    www.comfycozyup.com

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  38. Wow you have a decent Vuitton collection! My collection is zero, hahaha. Such a casual chic look for the inbetween days. We will in this weather soon hopefully. Seems here all we have is either hot or cold weather.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. I'd love to have more, they are such fun bags!

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  39. Mica that poppy scarf is AMAZING! I love the colourful and bold print! Happy Sunday!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  40. I'm glad, your son is feeling better now. Loved your LV bag collection. Happy Monday Mica. xx

    Nina's Style Blog

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  41. Love the LV bag dear, such a beautiful classic. Also, can't go wrong with leopard prints, especially in scarves. Such a chic touch.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  42. Marvellous look with the grey denim. I have been looking for the perfect pair of grey jeans but these have yet to be found.
    Oh and the poppy scarf just makes me smile Mica. Have a great week.

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    1. I was lucky to get these - I love them, I think they are worth the hunt!

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  43. Oh no I hope your sweet boy is okay Mica, what a scary thing! I love both of these looks, especially that gorgeous floral scarf in the second look. It's such a stunner!

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  44. Thanks Shea, he is doing much better now!

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  45. Thanks all for your sweet comments and well-wishes for my son. He recovered quickly thankfully :)

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