Showing posts with label Balenciaga sandals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Balenciaga sandals. Show all posts

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.

30 Ways To Wear: Video Style

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, 27 December 2019

Maxi Dresses and Kimonos With Boxing Day Sales!

I'm usually a bit behind with blogging what I wore. While I only post 6 outfits, some weeks I manage to take pics every day and have 7 days of outfits to share. It doesn't bother me most of the year, but I always feel a little strange after Christmas sharing what I wore to Christmas events!

Today I'm posting what I wore back at the start of December, as well as some Boxing Day sale codes! For two different Christmas events I went with a classic wardrobe staple for me, a maxi dress. I added a kimono on top for something a little different.

What I wore:

embellished maxi dress with blue printed kimono pastel accessories mums night out dinner outfit Christmas | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral with navy printed kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy printed kimono with embellished maxi dress pastel accessories for dinner night out outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a very fun night out with some of the mums I met through ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association). It was our annual Christmas night out, with secret Santa gifts exchanged and a lot of good food eaten. So much good food in fact that they gave us all little containers to take the leftovers home with us and I had enough for dinner the next night, ha!

Wasn't sure what to wear so I went with a classic black maxi dress. I like that this has a bit of embellishment so it seems a little more dressed up, but for accessories I wasn't sure what to add. Decided to leave it to the last minute to pick accessories and after a busy day of working from home and then rushing to get my son to his appointment and back before dinner...I ended up throwing on a little bit of everything! Pink studded Balenciaga sandals, mustard tassel earrings, a navy kimono and the little peach Rebecca Minkoff love bag.

While nothing matched I liked all the colours with the maxi dress and really enjoyed this outfit in the end! The kimono was a nice light cover against the breeze plus a stretchy maxi dress is just what you need for a delicious feast!

Last worn: navy kimono, tassel earrings, embellished maxi dress, Balenciaga studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag in coral.

Other ways to wearnavy kimono and shorts, embellished maxi dress for Christmas, Balenciaga studded sandals and matching bag, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag in coral with jeans.

Perfect for pregnancynavy kimono in third trimester, embellished maxi dress at 39 weeks, Balenciaga studded sandals in second trimester.

Boxing Day Sales and Discount Codes:

What I wore:

white crochet kimono with blue printed maxi dress green rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy printed maxi dress white crochet trim kimono green rebecca minkoff 5 zip bag
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

While I didn't wear this to attend a Christmas party, it was the boy's first event of the Christmas season so I felt I should dress up a little for it. We headed out for a Frozen themed party at the local indoor playground. This blue maxi dress with the white kimono seemed like a good idea to match the colour scheme, although I did add the turquoise necklace and little green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag to break it up the blue and white a little and stop it looking too costume-y. I didn't get a chance to compliment the other mum I saw in a blue printed maxi dress, but seeing her made me feel I'd picked the right outfit!

Felt comfortable for this for the entire party, even if I did feel a bit overdressed running errands and getting groceries the morning before the party. It was such a hot day too! I was very thankful the indoor play area had the aircon running, especially when the boys got me up to dance with Elsa!

I should have got a photo of the back of this outfit - the crochet back on the kimono showed off the crochet back of the maxi dress nicely I thought.

Last worn: crochet kimono, blue printed maxi dress, turquoise tassel necklace, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearcrochet kimono and shorts, blue printed maxi dress layered for a rainy day, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyblue printed maxi dress in third trimester.

Maxi Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is a staple "I don't know what to wear" piece in my wardrobe - perfect for a grown up dinner or an afternoon dancing around with kids to the Frozen soundtrack! A kimono can add a little extra colour to your outfit, or just provide an extra layer of sun protection on a hot day or breeze on a cooler evening.

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Striped Tee Dresses & Bright Bags For A Pop of Colour

Sharing two simple striped tee dresses, and the last long hair outfit photo! I donated my hair back at the end of March, I've just been so behind with photos. Since I wait until I have some outfits that make sense to post together, these outfits were worn a little while apart, one with long hair and one outfit with short hair!

What I wore:

 All About Eve striped black tee dress with contrast sleeves purple mini MAB crossbody bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | all about eve striped black tee dress contrast sleeves pink and purple accessories
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
DressAll About Eve striped black tee dress
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Simple tee dress for a busy day. Every time I wear this dress I'm so glad my sister didn't want it any more! I like wearing it with purple, I've done that before. It's a nice touch of colour with the black. Decided to add in some pink accessories too, I think these Balenciaga studded sandals and the rose gold necklace pair nicely with the purple mini MAB tote bag, even though they are both different shades of pink.

Took the boys out to our favourite playground in the morning, then had a couple of errands to run before sneakily managing to buy a birthday present without the birthday boy noticing!

Last worn: All About Eve striped tee dress, rose gold necklace, studded Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearAll About Eve striped tee dress and brown bag, studded Balenciaga sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancystudded Balenciaga sandals in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote bag in third trimester.

Donating My Hair Vlog

What I wore:

Cotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress  in autumn with leggings pink magenta balenciaga day bag | away from blue

Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
DressCotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress in Lissy black / Gardenia
Leggings: Cotton on black 3/4 length leggings
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

A little bit more autumn-like with this outfit! I added some leggings to combat the cool morning and also as I worried this dress might be a little too short for a trip to the playground and rhyme time at the local library with the boys.

It was also my first attempt to curl my shorter hair. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it could have been a lot better! I think I will wait until it grows a bit more before I try again. As a graduated bob, the back is just too short to hold a proper curl.

Unhappiness with my hair aside, I did like this outfit - the leggings were a good choice for in the library sitting down on the ground with the boys. I think the Balenciaga day bag is such a fun pop of colour with the black and white stripes too.

Last worn: black and white striped tee dress, leggings, navy tassel necklace, rose gold sandals, Balenciaga magenta day bag.

Other ways to wearblack and white striped tee dress without leggings, leggings and Aztec print dress, rose gold sandals and shorts, Balenciaga magenta day bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyleggings in third trimester, Balenciaga magenta day bag in third trimester.

Striped Tee Dress Under $50:

I have included some Cotton On ones that are the same style as the one I'm wearing above - it's available in a range of prints!

How You Can Wear It:

A striped tee dress is a wardrobe basic, and a classic black and white one like the ones above works so well with bold colourful accessories. Pink and purple bags really pop with black and white outfits.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Printed Maxi Dresses & Pink Balenciaga Bags

The simplest outfit of all has to be a printed dress, and you'll know if you've read my blog a while that maxi dresses are my favourite! I wore both of these recently for different occasions - a maxi dress works for so many events.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress with magenta balenciaga day bag studded sandals summer dinner outfit | awayfromblue

printed maxi dress with Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress summer dinner outfit with magenta pink Balenciaga bag
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Second wearing of my Christmas dress! I bought this dress back in October. I usually stick to my 'wear twice in the month I buy it' rule for fashion purchases, but decided to treat myself to a new dress for Christmas and put this aside until the day.

This time around, I wore it to head over to my parents for dinner. Nothing formal, just another excuse for me to wear this pretty dress! These studded Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals are a staple for me over summer - the neutral shade just goes with everything - and were an obvious choice with the dress.

I thought the magenta Balenciaga day bag would work nicely with the pink and the purple in the print. While not an exact match to the shade of pink in the dress, I still really liked this combination together. I thought the navy and gold tassel necklace was a good pairing with the dress too.

Unfortunately I managed to break (and kinda repair) this necklace part way through the evening. It's not quite as symmetrical now, although it is back in one piece! Despite breaking the necklace, we had such a nice time at my parents.

Last worn: high-low maxi dress, navy tassel necklace, gladiator sandals, Balenciaga magenta day bag.

Other ways to wearhigh-low maxi dress for Christmas day, gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Balenciaga magenta day bag for travelling.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga magenta day bag in third trimester.

My Balenciaga Handbag Collection:

What I wore:

blue printed jersey empire maxi dress with sorbet balenciaga city bag and pink studded sandals easy summer airport style | away from blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet with printed maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram blue jersy jeanswest printed maxi dress with sorbet pink Balenciaga studded sandals and city bag
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

This outfit was for a much more casual occasion, although I again opted for the ease of a maxi dress. We had an early morning start to surprise hubby at the airport as he arrived after a week away in America. An even earlier start than expected as his plane arrived 20 minutes ahead of time, so instead of leisurely getting ready I had to hurry up and get us all fed and dressed and drive to the airport. In the end I probably didn't need to get there as early as I did, his plane was only actually 10 minutes early in the end, but as we were surprising him and he wasn't expecting to see us, I wanted to be there ready with our signs so he'd see us as soon as he stepped through customs.

Since I wanted to put in a little bit of effort into my outfit, I went with my trusty blue maxi dress. It's just as comfortable as pyjamas when you're sitting around at the airport waiting for someone to arrive! I've worn it with pink before in the past, I really like blue and pink together. I was surprised to see I hadn't worn this pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag with it before though! I really liked the combination.

I picked a pink necklace which kind of matched, and my sorbet Balenciaga studded sandals which matched the bag exactly. Simple accessorising for the morning rush!

Last worn: pink beaded necklace, blue printed maxi dress, Balenciaga studded sandals, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearblue printed maxi dress layered for a rainy day, Balenciaga studded sandals and shorts, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblue printed maxi dress at 39 weeks, Balenciaga studded sandals in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.

Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A printed maxi dress is such a time saver, it's an instant outfit. They are easy to accessorise too! You can pick similar colours out of the print to wear in your accessories and add some neutral pieces like in the first outfit, or just pick a contrasting colour and wear that in all your accessories like I have in the second outfit.

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Friday, 8 February 2019

Striped Tee Dresses and Purple Balenciaga Work Bag

Continuing the theme of blog posts this week and wearing some more new things, two new-to-me striped tee dresses.

My sister had a wardrobe clear out just before Christmas, and hers was a much more successful one than mine. I shared a video of some of the things I scored. I was thrilled to get two striped tee dresses, something I've wanted for a while. I've worn the black one before, but it was the first wearing for the white one. With the dresses from my sister's wardrobe and the bag from my bestie's wardrobe, it's easy to see you don't need to head to the stores when you want something different! Look through things friends or family are discarding from their wardrobes 😂

What I wore:

Cotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress with studded Balenciaga accessories bag and sandals casual summer | awayfromblue

wite striped tee dress with raisin purple balenciaga work bag silver g21 hardware | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | black and white striepd tee dress summer casual style with balenciaga studded sandals and work bag
Earrings: gifted Kmart silver tassel earrings
Necklace: gifted Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Dress: Cotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress in Lissy black / Gardenia (from my sister's wardrobe)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

I wore this for a rare kid-free couple of hours to shop! I popped out to browse the Kmart new year clearance sale. They had all their Christmas stock marked down, and I walked away with quite a lot for next Christmas! I got a trolley full of goodies for $15, and just one of the things in the trolley was a $15 tree. As well as Christmas things, they had a lot of clothes and some toys marked down so I enjoyed getting to wander through the store and even try things on at my own pace without kids in tow! I've already shared the shorts I got, and I picked up a peplum top and some new PJs for myself too.

Kept things simple with my outfit. Just the tee dress, silver pendant necklace and earrings (both Christmas gifts) and then Balenciaga accessories. This tee dress was one of the new with tags pieces my sister never got around to wearing. Worked out nicely for me! I did mull over the pink studded sandals with the purple studded bag, as the bag has silver hardware and the sandals are rose gold. I think they are far enough apart that it worked though.

While I think this dress might be a little too short for days with the kids, it worked out perfectly for a morning shopping by myself, and was nice on a hot and humid day!

Last worn: purple Balenciaga work bag, Balenciaga studded sandals. First time I've worn the necklace as it was a Christmas gift, and first time I've worn this dress from my sister's wardrobe.

Other ways to wearpurple Balenciaga work bag and jeans, Balenciaga studded sandals and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga studded sandals in second trimester.

What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Work

What I wore:

all about eve black striped tee dress contrast sleeves purple balenciaga bag | away from the blue

stripe tee dress, Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | away from blue

awayfromblue instagram | balenciaga purple work bag and all about eve black white striped tee dress

DressAll About Eve striped black tee dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Unlike the striped tee dress above, I wore this on a day out with the kids. This dress is just slightly longer and has a longer hem in the back that made me feel more comfortable wearing it out for a morning of running errands.

Usually when I'm with the kids I'll take a small cross body bag as I'll be carrying the bulky baby bag too. On this day, we weren't planning to be out long and I didn't feel like carrying the baby bag all morning, so I decided to put the wipes, water bottles and a changing kit in my Balenciaga work bag. I was feeling quite happy with my decision until we got to music time at the library - with an entire room full of kids dancing and stomping and running around my poor bag was trampled on a few times (mostly by my boys though!). I think I'll stick with the small cross body bag that fits inside the baby bag if needed for a while longer!

Handbag stomping aside, I liked the way this outfit looked! I love the pop of colour with the purple against the black and white stripes. This dress was so nice on an overcast but humid day too. I kept the accessories simple, no necklace and just my trusty Rebecca Minkoff studded sandals, as it really was too hot to contemplate wearing anything more.

Last worn: black striped tee dress, studded gladiator sandals, Balenciaga purple work bag (above).

Other ways to wearblack striped tee dress with gold shoesstudded sandals worn 30 wayspurple Balenciaga work bag in the office,

Striped Tee Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A tee dress is a lovely easy outfit option for a hot summer day. With lots of choice for designs, you could pick one in your favourite print (mine is stripes!). If you have young kids, best to consider the length of the dresses to avoid any unfortunate moments in the playground! Definitely something you want to try on at home or compare measurements with a dress you already have and know is kid-friendly.

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Friday, 9 June 2017

Navy Tanks, Jeans and Kimonos

Wearing my favourite kimonos, trying a new outfit colour combination and an old favourite. And also sharing more about what happened when a bird flew into my house, as I mentioned in my Insta stories a few weeks ago.

What I wore:

Navy printed kimono and rubbed tank with burgundy pants, tan ankle boots, brown Chloe Paddington bag | AwayFromBlue

Chloe Paddington in 2007 Brun with burgundy pants | Away From The Blue
NecklaceZanele 40 handmade rope necklace
Tank: Kmart navy ribbed tank
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagChloe Paddington in 2007 Brun

Why I wore it:

This was set to be a busy day. My mother in law came over to watch the boys for a few hours. Before I hopped in the car, as I always do, I stopped for a minute to take photos. Like usual I left the house door open so the boys could watch me and know I was still nearby. Just as I'd taken my photos a flock of noisy miner birds flew overhead and I stood there amazed as one flew into the house through the open door.

Ran in to Toddler T excitedly telling me there had been a bird flying around the ceiling. Poor thing then flew into the window and fell....into Cooper's waiting jaws. Luckily he dropped the little guy on command, and I was able to wrap the injured bird up in a tee that was next to the window. Quickly put him in a cosy little box to rest, called the vet and was going to have just enough time to drop off the bird before racing to my appointment.

The little bird perked up on the way to the vets, was nice to hear him scrabbling around in the box. Was not so nice when I pulled up at the vets, turned off the ignition and he flew out of the box and around the car! After capturing him again and putting him in the box again (much harder this time with him flapping!) I took him into the vets. I'm fairly certain he has no wing damage from Cooper's teeth after he flew around the car, but the vet checked him over to confirm before releasing him. And I was only 5 minutes late for my first appointment of the day, phew!

Outfit wise I really liked the colour combination with the navy and burgundy and brown. I wasn't sure at first but decided to wear it anyway and try something different, and ended up loving this. It's been so long since I last carried this Chloe paddington bag too, brought it out after my bestie wore hers recently. Not a kid friendly bag with the heavy padlock, but nice for spending time without the boys.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, navy kimono, navy ribbed tank, burgundy pants, tan Chelsea ankle boots, Chloe Paddington bag.

Other ways to wearnavy kimono and denim shorts, navy ribbed tank and pink vest, burgundy pants in the office, tan Chelsea ankle boots and chambray dress, Chloe Paddington bag and printed pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: navy printed kimono and green maternity tank, burgundy pants and a belly band with an early bump, ankle boots and dress in second trimester, Chloe Paddington in Second Trimester.

Printed Kimonos Under $50:

What I wore:

Someday's Lovin Yakuza kimono navy breastfeeding tank Jeanswest skinny jeans | SAHM Style AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | Away From The Blue Blog
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankMEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey (on sale, 20% off!)

Why I wore it:

This is an outfit pic that got lost on my computer- it's from April! As you can probably tell by the sandals. Definitely not sandal weather now, winter has arrived in Brisbane.

To break up the monochrome outfit I added the pink Balenciaga sandals and the printed kimono. I love this grey kimono, it's got so many different colours in the print that it works nicely with so much of my wardrobe.

Unlike the outfit combination, I knew this colour combination would work as I've worn the navy tank and floral kimono together before.

This pic had gone unnoticed on my computer for a while as when I was wearing this outfit I took a picture for a Jeanswest competition on Instagram. Sadly I didn't win, but I did have fun taking over 20 photos as the boys ran around in circles! This outfit picture was in a big block of those photos and I hadn't gone through them to realise I still had an unposted blog picture. Glad I could share it now, as I really liked this outfit.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), Somedays Lovin' kimono, navy breastfeeding tank, skinny jeans, Balenciaga studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB satchel.

Other ways to wear: Somedays Lovin' kimono and green top, navy breastfeeding tank and striped maxi skirt, skinny jeans and grey tee, Balenciaga studded sandals and chambray dress, 30 ways to wear Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB satchel.

Perfect for pregnancy: kimono and maternity shorts in third trimester, navy tank in third trimester, studded sandals in second trimester with maxi dress, MAM bag and maternity pencil skirts.

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How You Can Wear It:

A navy tank is a great neutral basic that can be worn many ways in your wardrobe. If your outfit is feeling a little plain or monochromatic, add a printed kimono for some more colour and interest. Picking a similarly coloured kimono like in the first picture is a good fail-safe idea if you're playing with colours elsewhere in your outfit.

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Maxi Dresses and Denim Jackets For Church

With the autumn weather starting to arrive in Queensland, you will be seeing lots of different levels of layered outfits if you follow me on instagram as the weather is quite varied. One thing it thankfully always is though is cooler in the morning and evenings. That means for two early morning starts to attend church I needed an extra layer over my maxi dresses, and this denim jacket was perfect.

I bought this denim jacket either before or during my uni days - can't remember exactly. I'm sure it's clocked up more than 30 wears but I didn't regularly take outfit pictures before I started the blog. I love a maxi dress and denim jacket outfit when it's cooler.

What I wore:

wearing a maxi dress in autumn with denim jacket, colourful easter outfit | Away From Blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
BeltRalph Lauren silk scarf worn as belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This was my Easter Sunday church outfit! I usually go to (and volunteer at) Church Online. But for special occasions it's nice to go to an actual physical church building. Currently swimming lessons are stopping us from going regularly but I'll want to take the boys more often when they get bigger.

This is easily one of my favourite maxi dresses - it was a perfect pregnancy dress too, and is a dedicated nursing piece. With the denim jacket it was perfect for a morning at church, watching the boys eat chocolate eggs with lunch and then going out for dinner with the family.

Picked the scarf to wear as a belt as pastels are perfect for Easter, and I'd started to feel I was always wearing this maxi dress with a gold belt so wanted to change it up a little. I think the pink, lilac and aqua of the bag all worked really nicely together in this outfit.

Last worn: denim jacket, Ralph Lauren scarf, MEV nursing maxi dress, Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket for double denim, Ralph Lauren scarf and little black dress, MEV nursing maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant, Balenciaga sandals and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag and floral kimono.

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What I wore:

denim jacket, Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This was another church outfit! Wore this to go to a new church that a family friend had started up. It was their first time in a new building and it's kind of close to where we live so we wanted to go and support them on their first day.

Although this maxi dress is a bold and colourful choice on it's own, I decided to branch out a little and pair the mustard yellow micro Regan bag with it. A very colourful outfit for me, but one I really loved!

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, denim jacket (above), tropical print maxi dress, gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and skirt, tropical print maxi dress for the beach, gladiator sandals and denim shorts, mustard yellow bag and grey tees.

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How You Can Wear It:

You don't have to reserve your maxi dresses for spring and summer! Wear them in autumn or any cooler day with a denim jacket for warmth and an easy, simple outfit. Perfect for the days when you're in a rush trying to get yourself and two toddlers organised and out the door.

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