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Thursday, 10 September 2020

Printed Maxi Dresses With Colourful Scarves, Denim Jackets and Balenciaga Bags

Layering up some maxi dresses for a windy winter weekend last month where we attended two different birthday parties. Added ankle boots, denim jackets and some big colourful scarves to keep me cosy outdoors in the wind, and my Balenciaga bags for a bit of colour. Wore some statement earrings for the first time in a while too to feel a little more dressed up!

What I wore:

floral maxi dress for kids birthday party in winter with denim jacket louis vuitton shawl Balenciaga day bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete with louis vuitton shawl and denim jacket | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram layering kmart floral maxi dress for winter brithday party with denim jacket louis vuitton shawl scarf balenciaga bag


Earrings: Colette Joanne teal and gold multi drop disk earrings
Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Knowing how windy it was going to be I added a grey tee over this floral maxi dress to keep me a little warmer. It was nice in the sun, but we spent the birthday party in the shade so we felt the worst of the wind and I was grateful I'd added the tee! The denim jacket wasn't as warm as I'd have liked but the big Louis Vuitton shawl is a wool blend and so was perfect for the breeze. The kids had a great time at the party, although there were definitely too much chocolate and lollies consumed 😂 Sign of a successful party though if you eat too much good food! Plenty of cake to go around too, even though the re-introduced COVID restrictions of 10 people gatherings announced the day before meant it was cut in half, to save some for the other guests who were coming in the afternoon!

I wasn't sure if the tempete blue Balenciaga day bag would be too much blue with this outfit, with the light wash of the denim jacket and the cobalt blue of the scarf, but I think all the blues went really nicely with the blue in the floral print of the dress. Even if the dress was picked up quite a lot in the wind and probably not the best choice for the day!





What I wore:

navy printed maxi dress with denim jacket pink scarf Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag 2010 birthday party outfit | away from the blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy printed maxi dress with denim jacket pink accessories scarf and balenciaga day bag

Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Jacket
: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

This was a really fun party! Our last one before the 10 people gathering restriction came into place, as we didn't know until after the party that the restriction had just been put in place that morning with immediate effect! The kids had a blast at a playground we hadn't been to before, running around with their friends and again eating lots of party food. It was nice to meet some of the parents of my kids friends I hadn't spoken too before too, as you can't really talk during the school run when you're trying to keep your distance.

With the blue maxi dress, navy statement earrings and indigo denim jacket this felt a bit too monochrome, so I added some pink accessories to brighten it up a bit! It's not the first time I've worn this hot pink scarf and pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag together before, I really like the combination and pink always works so well with blue.

Despite another windy day I was pretty warm as there was plenty of running around after the kids in the playground, and helping the little one with some things he was just a bit too small for. He gave it a good go though. By the end of the party I was wishing I'd picked different shoes! These ankle boots have the tiniest heel but it was hard work with my injured knee.


How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress can easily be layered up for a cooler day with ankle boots, a denim jacket and a cosy scarf. For an event like a birthday party you can keep it colourful by picking bright layers, either complimenting the colours in the print of the dress like the first outfit, or a contrasting colour like in the second outfit.


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Monday, 31 August 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga City Bag Sorbet Pink & Weekday Wear Link Up

Today's Weekday Wear Post is another from the 30 wears series, showing you 30 ways I've worn this sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag.

Each month I search through my blog archives to find something I've worn 30 ways or more over the years I've owned it, to put this post together and give you some ideas and inspiration for how you can wear something similar in your own wardrobe. The Weekday Wear Linkup is at the end of the post for you to link up your latest style post!


30 Ways to Wear: Balenciaga Sorbet Pink City Bag


30 ways to wear balenciaga sorbet pink city bag outfit ideas | Away From Blue Blog


Despite being a very vibrant pink, this bag is so versatile and goes with a lot of my wardrobe. I really like blue and pink together, and have a lot of blue in my wardrobe, so you can see why this bag has fit in so well!

Cost Per Wear


I ordered this bag from the Balenciaga London boutique back in 2010, at over 10 years old it's held up really well! Definitely showing its age more now, but still a bag I adore and I like the broken in slouch it has. It's been worn over 60 times in those 10 years so it's held up well! Sometimes I wore the bag in two outfits on those posts that I found in my blog search, but those are harder to count without going through every pic so we will say 60 wears. 

Unfortunately the only record I have of the sale is in pounds, as I ordered from the UK store and I don't remember the exchange rate. It was £799.15, including the £80(!!!) shipping. That works out at £13.32 a wear so far. Still pretty high but for a splurge-worthy bag like this I see myself using for a long time still I know I'll get the cost per wear down much further.



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Pink Balenciaga City Bag With A Little Black Dress


4 ways to wear little black dresses with pink balenciaga sorbet city bag  awayfromblue


Probably the simplest way to wear a pink bag - against a black outfit! I have a few little black dresses (a couple which were my go-tos during my pregnancies too) so it's no surprise I've worn this pink bag with a black dress so often.


Pink Bag As A Pop Of Colour


4 ways to wear Balenciaga city bag as a pop of colour with outfit awayfromblue


Of course it's not just black that this pink bag pops with! It goes really nicely with other neutrals like grey or white, and it's so simple to add it to an outfit as a bright pop of colour. It stands out so well on it's own it is a great pop of colour.


Pink Balenciaga City Bag Matching Other Pink Pieces In An Outfit


5 ways to wear pink balenciaga city bag sorbet 2010 with matching pieces in outfit away from blue


Matchy-matchy is one of my favourite ways to wear a bright bag though and I find a lot of pink things in my outfit go with this bag, even if the shades are different. Something like the Balenciaga studded sandals which were a lucky sale find on a Melbourne trip and match the bag exactly, or a pink belt, necklace, scarf, even pink in the print of a top or a more subtle match with pink sunglasses! I really like finding different pieces to match with this bag.


Pink Bag With Purple Pieces In An Outfit


3 pink and purple accessory outfit ideas away from blue blog


There are some colour combinations I consistently wear with this pink Balenciaga city bag. I think pink and purple go so well together and while I have worn this pink bag with the purple leopard print scarf a few times I think it goes nicely with other shades of purple like the cardigan in the middle.


Pink Balenciaga City Bag With Blue Outfits


5 ways to wear Balenciaga city bag in sorbet pink RH with blue outfits different shades awayfromtheblue


This is easily one of my most worn colour combinations with this bag, and I definitely had an overabundance of blue outfits with this pink bag to chose from for this post when I searched through my blog archives! It just compliments it so well, the sorbet pink goes with any shade of blue from navy to a lighter blue, and it works with prints, tops, skirts, dresses...


Pink Bag In Office Outfits


4 outfit ideas with balenciaga pink sorbet city bag in the office awayfromtheblue


The Balenciaga city is a very relaxed style of bag, and a very bold pink! I still think it can work in an office environment though - and back when we still worked in offices, this got a lot of wear. It was nice to have a fun, cheerful and colourful item on my desk to make me smile! And despite the relaxed slouchy style the city bag works well with a pencil skirt or sheath dress.


Pink Balenciaga City Bag In Pregnancy


5 outfit ideas balenciaga city bag in pregnancy all trimesters sorbet pink colour awayfromblue


Having had this sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag over 10 years, I've had it before I had both my boys and so I've been able to wear and enjoy it in my pregnancies with them, so it's fun to look back on. And no matter how big the baby bump gets, a handbag will always fit!



Just for fun, here's a comparison of the first time I wore the bag 10 years ago and the most recent time I've worn it. I love the broken in slouch of this bag!

awayfromtheblue blog balenciaga 2010 sorbet city bag then and now broken in aged slouchy




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Weekday Wear Linkup #85


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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Friday, 20 March 2020

Accessorising Pink and White Shorts And Tee Outfits: Blue Kimonos and Pink Bags

Wearing some easy pink and white shorts and tee outfits with blue kimonos and pink bags. To make it look a little different each time I swapped around the tees and shorts, so it was a white tee and pink shorts one day and a pink tee and white shorts the next week!

What I wore:

blush pink shorts white tee navy kimono Cotton On Alana Wanderlust kimono in floral mood indigo mum outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy kimono with white tee blush pink shorts Rebecca Minkoff darren messenger bag
JacketCotton On Alana Wanderlust kimono in floral mood indigo
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
Shorts: thrifted pastel pink cotton shorts
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony (more affordable preowned!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this back on the last day of summer to go shopping with my mum - she had some things to buy and there was a Leap Day Sale on at Myer so we went out to shop up a storm. Didn't find anything that I had to have for myself but did manage to pick up some Lego sets for the kids birthdays this year - at 30% off I stocked up!

I felt this white tee was overdue a wear and figured a day of shopping was probably an okay time to wear it - I try to pick days where there is less likelihood of me or the kids spilling something on myself! Unfortunately I did have soup for dinner, thankfully the soup stains washed out!

The blush necklace I have been wearing quite a bit lately - it pairs so nicely with the blush pink shorts! The peony pink Rebecca Minkoff small Darren bag was another bit of matchy-matchy. I wasn't sure if it would be too much with this outfit at first but with the blue printed kimono on top I think it separated the pinks nicely and it was a great accessory to wear.


Last worn: blue printed kimono, blush tassel necklace, white v-neck tee, blush pink shorts, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag.

Other ways to wearblue printed kimono with Bermuda shorts, white v-neck tee and pencil skirt, blush pink shorts and denim jacketRebecca Minkoff small Darren and dress.


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What I wore:

pink tee white bermuda denim shorts outfit with navy floral kimono mum style balenciaga city bag | away from blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet with white bermuda denim shorts | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | white bermuda denim shorts with pink tee navy floral kimono balenciaga sorbet city bag
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
TeeCotton On deep v tee in washed dessert rose
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda denim shorts
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Just like the outfit above, it's a pink and white shorts and tee outfit, but this time I wore white Bermuda denim shorts and a pink tee instead to swap the colours up. I thought this navy floral kimono worked really well with the pink tee, and I've not worn the two together before. I have worn the tee and shorts together before though!

I thought a pink bag would work well with this, just like the first outfit above, and I needed a bag big enough to carry mine and my son's water bottles in so I didn't have to carry the baby bag too. This sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag was perfect, even if it is a different shade from the pink on the tee and the pink in the floral print of the kimono, I thought it complimented it well.

Wore this for a busy way with the school drop off and pick up, a doctors appointment (just a repeat script one, nothing serious!), attempting to grocery shop during the toilet paper shortage which is surprisingly still continuing weeks later... and logging in to work for a can't miss meeting. Thankfully we managed to buy everything we needed despite some bare supermarket shelves, and sticking a few episodes of Bluey on kept the kids happy after school while I joined the afternoon meeting! Unfortunately the tassel on my necklace fell off in the morning, but I'm hoping I can repair it (it's not the first time it's broken sadly).


Last worn: navy floral kimono, navy and gold tassel necklace, raspberry pink tee, white Bermuda denim shorts, New Balance sneakers (above), Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearnavy floral kimono and jeans, raspberry pink tee and maxi skirt, white Bermuda denim shorts worn two ways, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancynavy floral kimono at 39 weeks, Balenciaga sorbet city bag at 37 weeks.



Blue Kimonos Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

White is a go-with anything staple colour that you can use to balance out more colourful pieces in your outfit. With blue printed kimonos and pink bags, a neutral white pieces is a great base to build your outfit around.


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Monday, 16 March 2020

3 Blue Dress and Pink Bag Outfits: Weekday Wear Linkup

Bit of a long post for today's Weekday Wear Linkup, sharing 3 outfits I wore recently with blue dresses and pink bags. Both things I have a lot of in my wardrobe, they pair so perfectly together!

A dress is an easy not too formal but not too casual outfit for a training day too, and that's why I wore these outfits to a training course for work.


What I wore:

 Jeanswest 'Chelsea' boho peasant navy printed dress with tassel earrings pink Balenciaga city bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | blue boho peasant dress with pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

I was surprised to see that I hadn't worn this dress and bag together before when I hunted through my blog archive. Both much loved pieces, I was sure I'd worn them together before!

I think the casual boho peasant style of the printed dress works really nicely with the slouchy pink Balenciaga city bag. The colour combo is great too!

Unfortunately these are not the shoes I wore. I've been taking pics in the morning with the shoes I've been wearing in the office and commuting in my daggy old sneakers to try reduce the pain on my knee. A frantic realisation we were out of bread for the kids breakfasts and a dash to the shops before breakfast and then trying to make it into the city on time, I'd forgotten to pick up the bag with these shoes to change into. Thankfully I made it to the course on time but I felt a bit out of place with the sneakers!


Last worn: boho printed dress, navy tassel earrings, tan ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag.

Other ways to wearboho printed dress and sneakers, tan ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyboho printed dress in second trimester, tan ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag at 37 weeks.





What I wore:

french connection paisley print sheath dress with silver accessories Rebecca Minkoff small Darren bag | away from blue

silver accessories and Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | french connection blue paisley print sheath dress with pastel pink peony rebecca minkoff small Darren bag
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony (more affordable preowned!)

Why I wore it:

Thankfully I remembered the bag with my shoes in it this time so I was able to wear these lovely ballet flats during the day! I really like the way all the accessories matched with the silver multi strand necklace, metallic ballet flats, and silver hardware on the Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag.

This blue Paisley print sheath dress is a firm favourite too and was what I wore to the first day of training, as I wasn't sure about the dress code. Something I've worn for important meetings and to be dressed down for casual Friday, this dress is so versatile! I like the way the pastel pink Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag went with the Paisley print too.


Last worn: silver multi strand necklace, French Connection Paisley print sheath dress, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag.
  Other ways to wearPaisley print sheath dress in winter, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag with jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyPaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.







What I wore:

navy belted ikat print dress with statemetn silver leaf earrings and magenta rebecca minkoff edie crossbody bag | awayfromblue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | Jeanswest ikat print navy dress with rebecca minkoff magenta edie crossbody bag
Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
Dress: Jeanswest Aztec print dress
Belt: Forever New 'orchid petal' skinny belt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta (get it preowned!, and use code REAL for an extra 20% off!)

Why I wore it:

Another blue dress and another pink bag! This isn't even all my blue dresses or pink bags, I really do have a few! I liked the way this magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag popped with the navy Ikat print dress.

Like the other blue dresses above, this is a favourite and I even took it to Europe with me last year.

Rather than wear a statement necklace I went with my Tiffany diamond necklace and the silver leaf earrings which are a perfect statement on their own, and added a little extra colour with the skinny lilac belt. This belt is an old one I rediscovered after finally finding the box of belts I'd hidden away in pregnancy a while back. Unfortunately being pleather, being stored in a box for years in the Queensland heat and humidity has not been kind to it and it actually disintegrated and snapped when I unbuckled it at the end of the day. Such a shame!


Last worn: silver leaf earrings, diamond necklacenavy Ikat dress, lilac skinny belt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag.

Other ways to wearnavy Ikat dress and scarf, lilac skinny belt and pleated skirt, black ballet flats and midi dress, Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancynavy Ikat dress in second trimester, lilac skinny belt in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester.



Blue Printed Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Blue and pink look so good together and as you can see in each of these outfits, you can pair any shade of blue with any shade of pink! Using bright accessories like these pink bags is a fun way to try out the colour combo and shows you how versatile a pink bag can be, it's easy to wear with colourful printed pieces and not just neutrals!


Weekday Wear Linkup #62


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Adding Colour To Neutral Knits With Skinny Jeans & Balenciaga Bags

The simple outfit formulas are ones I keep coming back to! Cosy neutral knits, skinny jeans and Balenciaga bags with a touch of colour make an easy outfit for a mum. While I wore these back in winter last month they would work on a cold spring day too!

What I wore:

ombre knit with green skinny jeans black balenciaga part time bag SAHM style winter | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | ombre knit with green skinny jeans black balenciaga part time bag shopping outfit
Necklace: For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace
JumperJeanswest 'Serena' ombre knit
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

A busy but fun filled day! Had to take my son to an appointment before Kindy and then drop him off at Kindy a little later. It was a stressful morning trying to fit everything in but I had the whole afternoon to myself before Kindy pickup. I headed to the opshop to drop off three boxes of things we no longer wanted, and had a little browse of the clothes as they had a fill a bag for $5 sale on.

I certainly made the most of being kid free, trying on a basket and arm full of clothes and filling up a bag for the boys and a bag for myself - 19 pieces all together! Not bad for $10! Made some time to film some videos before going to pickup the kids too.

I like wearing this ombre knit with my colourful denim collection, I think the neutral colours work well with brights and it's the first time I've worn these green jeans and knit together. I really liked the combination.

I added the black Balenciaga part time bag as it fit everything I needed for the appointment, but I did wonder if I should have worn black ballet flats instead of these tan ones with the black bag. Still liked my outfit though!


Last worn: ombre knit, coin pendant necklace, green skinny jeans, camel flats, Balenciaga black part time bag.

Other ways to wearombre knit with leopard print, green skinny jeans with navy, camel flats and wrap dress, Balenciaga black part time bag worn 30 ways.


Perfect for pregnancyombre knit at 40 weeks, camel flats in third trimester, Balenciaga black part time bag in second trimester.



My Balenciaga Handbag Collection








What I wore:

grey polka dot knit with black nodbody denim skinny jeans bright pink accessories scarf balenciaga city | away from blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet split tassels | away from the blue

AwayfromBlue instagram | adding colour to neutral grey polka dot knit black skinnies with pink scarf and balenciaga city bag
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
JumperJeanswest Kara foil pullover in smoke marl and silver
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Wearing a similar outfit again, cosy knit and skinny jeans but this time I stuck with a classic black pair of jeans and added the colour through my accessories. This pink Fashion Scarf Girl crinkle scarf, while a different shade from the Balenciaga city bag, makes such a nice combination worn together. I've worn the scarf and bag together before here too!

This was a nice simple and colourful outfit for church. I like how the foil polkas dots on the grey knit are subtle enough that I can wear it with anything!


Last worn: grey polka dot knit, pink crinkle scarf, Nobody Denim skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to weargrey polka dot knit and maxi skirtpink crinkle scarf and little black dress, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and mustard tee, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and kimono.

Perfect for pregnancysilver ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.


Similar Neutral Knits Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

On a colder day, a cosy knit is a staple with skinny jeans! You can try changing up your outfit a little by adding some colour to a neutral knit  - by swapping classic blue jeans for a brighter pair, or adding some colourful accessories like a scarf or bag.


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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Printed Shift Dresses With Colourful Scarves and Balenciaga Pink City Bag In Winter

I like colourful handbags and accessories, especially in winter to add some colour to winter layers! Today I'm sharing two very different printed shift dresses with my sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag, some colourful scarves and denim jackets. Oh, and an update on my #noBuyJuly challenge.

What I wore:

navy striped shift dress with denim jacket purple leopard print scarf and sorbet pink balenciaga city bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | awayfromtheblue

away from blue instagram | day out with Thomas ipswich rail museum outfit striped tee dress leopard print scarf denim jacket glitter sneakers
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Scarf: Sportsgirl animal scarf in violet
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress with leggings underneath
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Wore this to take the boys out to their favourite museum - the Ipswich Rail Museum. For the winter school holidays back at the start of June, they had their usual 'Thomas and Friends' show, which the boys love. Trains and Thomas, perfect for them! We try and go once each time it's on.

Wanted something easy and comfortable for the day of walking around, this comfy striped tee dress is a fave and easily winterised with the leggings, purple leopard print scarf and denim jacket. It was a little bit windy and I did get cold ankles at some points, but I was still happy with this outfit. Perfect for a day running around various exhibits.

With the purple leopard print scarf, I thought the sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag was a great accessory - and it fit everything I needed to carry as well as my camera for the day. You can see what fits inside the city bag in my video below.


Last worn: denim moto jacket, purple leopard print scarf, striped tee dress, sparkly sneakers, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to weardenim moto jacket and jeans, purple leopard print scarf with purple bag, striped tee dress with mustard cardi, sparkly sneakers and shorts, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancypurple leopard print scarf in third trimester, striped tee dress in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Sorbet City Bag










What I wore:


printed shift dress, tall boots, denim jacket, balenciaga sorbet pink city bag matching scarf | away from blue

pink scarf and silver bracelets with Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | shift dress in winter for church with pink accessories scarf and Balenciaga city bag
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
EarringsJeanswest Evy dangly earring
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
DressJeanswest Nikki printed shirt dress
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Again, another printed shift dress! This one has a fun geometric print on it with tiny pink ovals, so I always seem to gravitate towards pink accessories when I wear it! Even if the pink is hard to see in a photo. Thought this hot pink scarf would look nice with the print, along with the sorbet Balenciaga city bag, even if the shades of pink aren't the same. I like a little matchy matchy by wearing similar coloured pieces together.

Again just a simple denim jacket on top - the tall tan boots kept me cosy along with the fleecy tights and despite the cold start to the morning it was warmer when we left church.


Last worn: denim jacket, pink crinkle scarf, dangly earrings, geometric print shift dress, tall tan boots, Balenciaga sorbet city bag (above).

Other ways to weardenim jacket and maxi skirt, pink crinkle scarf in the snow, geometric print shift dress and sandals, tall tan boots and jeans, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and kimono.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag at 37 weeks.



Printed Shift Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed shift dress is a fun piece to wear in winter, with a few modifications! Both these dresses have long sleeves, and with cosy leggings and a scarf it makes a warmer outfit on a colder day.


No Buy July 19 Update

It was tricky not buying anything in July! I'd looked back at the purchases I'd made over the year in June and seen I bought more than I should have, so I was sure that No Buy July was the right thing to do. The sales were so tempting though, and hard to resist, especially when the Rebecca Minkoff sale got to 75% off and Jeanswest had a further 50% off sale items!

I did manage to make it through the month of July with no fashion purchases! I'm pleased I was able to stick to the challenge and I think I'll do it again next year too, making it the fifth year I've done No Buy July.


Linking up with Chic and Stylish, Thursday Moda, Trendy Thursday, Fancy Friday, Fabulous Friday.


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