Monday, 30 January 2023

Blue Dresses and Pale Pink MAB Studded Crossbody Bag in Desert Rose | Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up, sharing two simple outfits. Blue dresses from my wardrobe paired with the new-to-me Rebecca Minkoff Desert Rose studded MAB crossbody bag that I got for Christmas.


What I wore:

Jaase Celine autumn leaves mini dress worn with pink crossbody Rebecca Minkoff desert rose MAB bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB crossbody with studs in desert rose with printed dress | awayfromtheblue


NecklaceTiffany & Co pink double heart tag pendant necklace
DressJaase Celine autumn leaves mini dress
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB crossbody with studs in desert rose (Christmas present)


Why I wore it:

This is one of my favourite dresses! My sister got it for me last Christmas and I feel I don't wear it nearly often enough, so got it out again for a rare child free day with hubby. The kids spent the day at the in-laws and Hubby and I both had the day off.

Spent a little time with my sister too, travelled down the coast to have dinner with her. This dress was perfect for the whole day. I like the relaxed fit in the the heat and humidity, a storm hit as we were having dinner.

While there isn't any pink in the leaf print of this dress, I really liked the desert rose pink against the navy and with the autumnal colours in the print. I was pleased the two looked so good together, as I was eager to wear my new bag for the first time. The bag was a Christmas present I'd spotted on a random browse of the Real Real when I picked up a couple of other bags late last year, and told hubby I was getting it for Christmas! Shipping to Australia from the Real Real can be quite expensive, but spread over the cost of a few bags, it was a lot better. Just meant a bit of a wait until I could unwrap the bag from under the Christmas tree and start enjoying it!


Last worn: Jaase Celine navy dress, Tiffany heart necklace, gold Havaianas. First time I've worn the bag as it was a Christmas present.

Other ways to wear: Jaase Celine navy dress and denim jacket.



Revealing the Rebecca Minkoff Studded MAB Crossbody Bag:






What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Chelsea' tile printed boho dress with pale pink desert rose rebecca minkoff mab crossbody bag outfit | awayfromblue


NecklaceTiffany & Co pink double heart tag pendant necklace
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB crossbody with studs in desert rose


Why I wore it:

This was another hot summer day, so again the day called for a nice simple dress! My sister and I had a couple of errands, a trip to the dentist, and a little browse in the opshop. I got a Lego set for the boys for $1 which was awesome! We had lunch together before I headed home as well.

Again I really liked the navy print of this dress with the little pink MAB crossbody bag. Pink and blue just look so good together!

Just like the outfit above, the silver necklace matched the silver hardware on the bag, and then I went with gold Havaianas as it was much too hot to consider any other footwear.


Last worn: tile print dress, Tiffany heart necklace (above), gold Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff desert rose MAB crossbody (above).

Other ways to weartile print dress and ankle boots.

Perfect for pregnancytile print dress in second trimester.



How You Can Wear It:


Pink and blue look great together! Try a little pink bag against a blue printed dress - even if there are other colours in the print, like in the first outfit, you might love the combination as I did!



Weekday Wear Linkup #205


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Friday, 27 January 2023

Two Ways to Wear: The Haus of Queenie Sequin Kimono

A very fun and sparkly post sharing the most beautiful present I got for Christmas, my very own sequin kimono from The Haus of Queenie!

My sister is friends with Queenie and so was able to request this kimono be made for me for Christmas! I'm so lucky! While Queenie designs and makes these beautiful kimonos, they provide styling advice too. You can even hire outfits for special events. My sister has hired a gorgeous sequin duster from Queenie for an event in the past. The styling in these outfits is all mine so I hope I do Queenie's artwork justice! Both of these outfits made me smile, and those around me smile too, so I feel they were successes!


What I wore:

black adn white outfit with magenta bag and The Haus of Queenie sequin kimono | awayfromblue

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet with sequin kimono | awayfromblue


Jacket: custom The Haus of Queenie sequin kimono (Christmas gift)
NecklaceTiffany & Co pink double heart tag pendant necklace
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
SkirtNobody Denim Piper vacation skirt in black distressed denim
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual
Bag: thrifted Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr Q Convertible clutch in electric violet


Why I wore it:

A beautiful kimono like this is made for dancing really, not for errands, a trip to the library, and new year's eve sparklers in the back yard. But NYE was the perfect excuse for me to wear this for the first time, and I got so many compliments on it when running errands. It's beautiful!

Kept it really simple with a black and white outfit to let the kimono shine. It's such a good topper over a white tee and distressed denim skirt. Added a little more colour with the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, although a black bag would have been perfect with this too.


Last worn: white tee, Tiffany heart necklace, Nobody Denim skirt, studded sandals, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag. First time I've worn the kimono as it was a Christmas present from my sister.

Other ways to wearwhite tee and midi skirt, Nobody Denim skirt and floral duster, studded sandals and maxi dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag and matching scarf.

Perfect for pregnancy: studded sandals in second trimester.


My Kimono Jacket Collection:







What I wore:

The Haus of Queenie sequin kimono worn over little black dress | awayfromtheblue

Rebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware | awayfromblue


Jacket: custom The Haus of Queenie sequin kimono (Christmas gift)
Necklace: Colette marble and gold pendant drop long necklace
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware


Why I wore it:

Wearing this sequin kimono again, with a monochrome black outfit.

This day was another that didn't really call for a sequin kimono, but I wanted to wear it anyway, it just makes me feel so happy! We had a pool party in the morning then a school holiday event at the library in the afternoon. The light sundress was perfect as a bikini cover up. The kimono felt a little extra, but I loved the way it sparkled in the sun and it really stood out against the monochrome black outfit with the little black dress and black Rebecca Minkoff tote bag. 

Something this pretty and sparkly deserves to be worn a lot!


Last worn: The Haus of Queenie Sequin kimono (above), marble necklace, black tiered sundress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff black tote bag.

Other ways to wearblack tiered sundress with yellow accessories, Rebecca Minkoff black tote bag and pink midi dress.




How You Can Wear It:

Some days just call for a little extra sparkle! Keeping your outfit to classic neutrals of black and white lets a sequin kimono - or any other colourful cover up - really shine!




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