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Friday, 13 April 2018

Two Ways To Wear Jeanswest Kaylin Star Print Foil Tee

When I buy something, I have the rule that I have to wear it twice in the month I buy it. When I'm considering things, I like to think up two different ways to wear it right away. This post is a good opportunity to show those ways.

I only bought one thing in March, the Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee. I had tried on a white star print tee there a few weeks previously and put it back as it was too sheer. I couldn't stop thinking about it though, so when they had a 30% off sale I went back to get it. Was really happy to see this 'smoke marle' colour which is opaque and not as sheer as the white version. It was a definite must buy!

What I wore:

Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee with blue soft printed shorts Havaianas silver mini MAC playgroup outfit | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack, blue shorts and Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee blue soft relaxed fit shorts playgroup outfit
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TeeJeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

First time I wore this foil star print tee was to playgroup. As it was another hot autumn day that felt more like summer, I picked the soft shorts to wear with it. I like wearing other prints with these shorts, but usually go for stripes, so the star print was a nice change. With the silver foil on the tee and the silver Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC, it felt like a slightly dressier option for playgroup where we celebrated Baby Boy's birthday as well as the birthday of one of his friends.

The benefits of the soft shorts and soft tee were that they kept me cool as we rushed around trying to complete some errands before playgroup. As well as grabbing some groceries, we went to Kmart to print our some thank you cards from the birthday party on the weekend. I usually have a pretty bad track record with thank you notes going out on time, so I felt pretty accomplished getting printed a couple days after the party! Took me a little while longer to write and send them of course...

Last worn: relaxed print shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC. First time I've worn the foil tee as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearrelaxed print shorts and kimono, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC and colourful jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC in third trimester.

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC and Micro Regan Comparison

What I wore:

Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee with chambray denim maxi skirt mustard yellow bag beach stroll outfit | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

Awayfromblue instagram | Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee chambray noisy may maxi skirt mustard micro Regan bag
Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
TeeJeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold
Nail PolishOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

I'm so glad I got this tee in grey, While it's a really light grey, it's not so white that I worry about wearing it around the boys. Wore it for the second time to go to the Manly markets. The plan was to spend the morning walking around the markets and maybe play in the playground if the rain held off. Well it cleared into a beautiful sunny day, which of course made the beach appealing for the boys. While none of us were dressed for it, we quickly kicked off our shoes and went for a paddle. Which is impossible to do with boys, ha! There was water being splashed everywhere, they were running in the waves, and at one point a massive wipeout ensured  no-one was dry at the end of the morning. I still carry and keep a spare change of clothes in the baby bag thankfully.

Despite not being prepared for getting wet, it was still a really fun morning, and a great way to cool down as the temperatures kept rising. We had the aircon on again in the afternoon, despite it being the end of the first month of autumn.

As I'd worn this silver foil tee with the blue shorts above, I felt this chambray skirt was a little repetitive with it. I do love silver and blue together though, it's why I have so many silver accessories with all the blue in my wardrobe. I decided to add a little touch of colour with the mustard yellow micro Regan bag. I really liked this outfit combination too. This tee will go with so much!

Last worn: foil print tee (above), chambray maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearchambray maxi skirt in winter, studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and skinny jeans.

More Foil Print Tees Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A fun way to add a little more interest to a plain tee is so pick something with a print or foil detail. In this case, the tee has both, with the foil stars printed all over. It's so easy to pair tees with other pieces in your wardrobe too. While shorts and tee is a classic staple, a maxi skirt can change things up a little for something new.

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Grey Tees, Maxi Skirts, and Tesalate Towel

A good fail-safe wardrobe option for me is a grey tee. With all of the printed pieces in my wardrobe, grey tees are staple pieces I can always pull out when I'm not sure what to wear with something. With brightly coloured printed maxi skirts like the ones I'm wearing before, a grey tee is a simple choice.

What I wore:

slouchy grey teem boho red printed maxi skirt, yellow micro regan bag, SAHM errand style | away from blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram slouchy boho outfit grey tee red printed maxi skirt
Necklace: Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
TeeMarc by Marc Jacobs blossom pocket tee in grey
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I realised I hadn't worn this grey tee for a while and decided to give it a last wear. When I'm not sure about something in my wardrobe or it's been so long between wears, 'the last wear' lets me find out if I still love something and it deserves to stay, or if it needs to leave my wardrobe. I had such mixed opinions about this when I wore it though! Wasn't too happy with it in the photos, but it is so soft, comfortable and I felt great in it all day. It's staying in my wardrobe for now.

I want to try it with something other than this maxi skirt - as I've mentioned before it's a slightly too long thrift find that I just roll up and wear higher on my waist so it's a lot of bulk together with a slouchy tee. I will need to get this skirt tailored, I'm sure it's a keeper now!

Wore this to run a few errands with the boys. I've worn yellow and red together before, and again I really liked the combination. I think the mustard yellow micro Regan bag works nicely with the bright red of the maxi skirt.

Last worn: grey pocket tee, red printed maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weargrey pocket tee in winter, red printed maxi skirt and blue tee, studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancy: grey pocket tee in second trimester.

Grey Tees Under $50:

What I wore:

grey tee, printed maxi skirt, louis vuitton neverfull beach bag outfit | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram Tesalate 'this is love' towel sand free
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Bikini: Kiargo 'Captains Bridge' striped bikini
Skirt: thrifted tribal print maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a much-needed relaxing beach day the week before Christmas. My first weekend after finishing up at work for the Christmas break, so some sun was just what was needed.  I'd attempted no-heat curls the night before by plaiting my hair, but as you might have seen on Insta stories it didn't work too well! I ended up throwing my very frizzy and not at all curly hair up into a messy bun and hiding it under my sun hat at the beach. I got the chance to try out my new Tesalate towel at the beach too! They kindly sent me one, the 'this is love' towel.

Tesalate towels are 'sand free', and I was surprised to find that this claim is actually true! I tried to take a video showing how easy it was to flick the sand off the towel, but with my hands full with two toddlers it didn't happen. Trust me, it is sand free. No sand sticks to it, even wet sand. It washed well too.
The only downside is that after we went to the kid's water play area and sat down on the grass to dry off, it accumulated a few leaves on the underside of the towel. So it's good for not taking a bunch of sand home with you, but watch out for leaves and twigs!

I picked the grey tee to wear as I wanted something easy to throw on over my bikini, it was perfect. And my Louis Vuitton neverfull is frequently selected as my beach bag. It's nice to have a big bag to throw everything in when it doesn't fit in the baby bag which is filled with all the usual things plus towels for everyone! (That's another bonus of the Tesalate towel, it folds up so small!).

Last worn: sun hatgrey tee, striped Kiargo bikini, tribal print maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull.

Other ways to wear: sunhat and tunicgrey tee and skinny jeans, tribal print maxi skirt, Louis Vuitton neverfull and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee and maternity pencil skirt, Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull at 38 weeks.

Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

If you have a printed skirt you're not sure what to pair it with, try a grey tee. It's a classic neutral that goes with everything. Perfect for a casual relaxed day at the beach, or a busy morning running errands.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Summer Maxis, Sun Hat and Louis Vuitton Bags

Hats aren't really my thing. I only have two. A sun hat and a knitted beanie for winter that I won a couple years ago. Hats make a great accessory, but as I'm not a hat person I only use them practically. The sun hat I'm wearing below was a bargain Big W buy a few years ago and it's perfect for a little extra sun protection when I'm spending the day in the summer sun.

What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress, sun hat, Louis Vuitton Neverfull | Away From Blue

Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | Away From The Blue
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Bikini: Funkita Colour Love Stripes bikini
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

A much more casual outfit with this pretty maxi dress I bought in December. Wore it over my bikini for a day by the beach. The bikini is covered up, but this is what it looks like.

It was a little windy and the sea was a bit rough so after letting Baby Boy experience the ocean and sand for the first time we ended up letting the boys play in the wading pool by the beach instead. This dress was perfect for taking off and on as I got in and out of the water with the boys. Last time I wore it I mentioned the straps were sliding off a lot, didn't notice it as much this time.

It's the second time I've worn this dress and I'm reviewing everything I buy after wearing it twice in a month to see if I'm making useful purchases.

This dress was a complete impulse buy. I only bought it after seeing it on a couple of people I follow on Instagram. I don't really need another maxi dress but it was nice to have something new to wear for Christmas day. I used to always have a new dress to wear for Christmas, but haven't been doing it much the past few years.

I don't need any more dresses and probably would have just walked by this in the store if I hadn't seen it on instagram first, but I know it's going to get a lot of wear so I'm pleased I bought it. Even if it wasn't a thought out purchase I do wear maxi dresses often so it will get used.

Last worn: woven sun hat, tropicana maxi dress, gold Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

Other ways to wear: sun hat and shorts, tropicana maxi dress at Christmas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull and a pencil skirt.

Bow Detail Sun Hats Under $50:

What I wore:

sun hat, metallic tank, chambray denim maxi skirt Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere Summer picnic outfit | AwayFromBlue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | AwayFromTheBlue
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
Tank:  Jeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (extra 30% off sale price!)
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale!)
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
Nails: OPI Breakfast at Tiffany collection

Why I wore it:

Another day in the sun, another chance to wear my hat! We had a picnic in the park with the in-laws, eating leftover Christmas food and enjoying the lovely weather from the shade of a tree. This maxi skirt was perfect - the chambray was light enough that it didn't make me too warm, but it kept my legs away from the sun nicely.

I'd been wanting to pair this skirt and tank together since buying the tank. I really liked this combination, perfect for a relaxing picnic.

Last worn: sun hat (above), metallic tank, chambray maxi skirt, studded sandals, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere.

Other ways to wearsun hat and printed dress, metallic tank and shorts, chambray maxi skirt in winter, studded sandals and chambray dress, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere and long cardigan.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

SAHM Style: Maxi Skirts and Cardigans - Cosy and Comfy

Just in case you missed it, Beth from Almost Posh and I had a chat to a newspaper about #noBuyJuly15. You can see the article online here. It has lots of great tips about reducing impulse buys, saving, and trying to spend more mindfully.

And now, what I've been wearing. I felt like I'd been wearing my skinny jeans a lot this winter, so I made more of an effort to wear my maxi skirts and get out of the denim rut. These two outfits were perfect for the days we had lined up with friends visiting from overseas. Maxi skirts and cardigans are such a cosy and comfortable combination.

What I wore:

Away From Blue: purple cardigan grey tee Aztec print maxi skirt Ikwetta sandals

Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown
CardiganJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in boysenberry
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TeeJeanswest 'Lucy' colour block tee in grey marle/rosebud
SkirtIzabel London Aztec print maxi skirt (C/O)
Shoes: Ikwetta 'Circles of life' sandals (C/O)
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

Apologies for the bin in the background of this shot! I was in a bit of a rush that morning. We were up early to travel down to NSW with our friends, and visit some great beaches and points of interest along the way. I was excited to wear my new Ikwetta sandals too! They are so pretty and perfect for the beach. You can see a better pic of my colourblock tee here when I was on a beach with baby, it's got a pink panel on the back. I have to say baby T coped so well with all the travel, it was a big day for him. I usually like to be home for his afternoon nap (he's down to just one nap a day) but he was still happy and smiley despite not really getting a big nap.

The only time I didn't like this outfit was when we were in Surfers Paradise at sunset. While it was gorgeous, no more sun to heat me up and walking along the markets right by the breezy beachfront made me wish I'd worn different shoes. They were okay during the day, just wanted something closed in as the temperatures dipped at night. The cosy cardi didn't keep my feet warm! The hot chocolate for the drive home helped a little though ;)

Last worn: purple cardi, colour block tee, printed maxi skirt,, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag. First time I've worn the sandals.

Other ways to wear: purple cardi and a tiny newborn baby, first time I wore this colour block tee, printed maxi skirt with grey and black, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag at 40 weeks pregnant.

More maxi skirts and cardigans:

What I wore:

Away From Blue Winter Maxi Skirt Outfit black ankle boots red tee stripe cardi

Rebecca Minkoff mini quilted affair bag in fire engine red
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
TeeZalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff mini quilted affair bag in fire engine red (on sale in pink and on sale in black)

Why I wore it:

I don't know what my hair was doing this day either! Had to get ready in a rush as didn't want to be late - we went to farewell our friends at the airport. We had coffee together and then after they flew away baby T and I went out for lunch with my mum.

As above, a maxi skirt and cardigan seemed like a comfortable and cosy option - although ankle boots this time to keep my feet warm!

As it's the second time I've worn this tee (and I'm trying to wear and review everything I buy twice in a month after buying), my purchase review:
I am glad I bought this tee. It had been hanging around in my cart at The Iconic for a while when it was on sale, and as I had an extra discount code off sale items and I was buying some boots too it was a good time to purchase.
I mentioned when I did my June monthly purchase wrap-up that I still had tops from the previous month that I hadn't worn. As a result, I returned all the tops from my June Jeanswest order, but kept this one. Partly as it was only a couple of dollars and partly because I really like it! It's got a high-low hem so it's just a little different from a normal tee, but still just as comfortable and easy to wear. It also fills my wardrobe gap, being a plain block-colour top. I definitely don't regret purchasing this at all, and it was easy to wear this twice in a month. Unlike the shirt I bought in May that I still haven't worn yet....

#noBuyJuly15 challenge was definitely needed, as I'm not managing to wear everything I buy before buying new things!

Last worn: striped cardigan, red tee, grey maxi skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini affair bag.

Other ways to wear: striped cardigan and red tee together with jeans, grey maxi skirt with floral cami in spring, black ankle boots in the office, Rebecca Minkoff mini affair bag with printed maxi skirt.

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Autumn Layering: Prints, Colourful Cardigans and Striped Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Every time I see someone like Lauren from Exploring My Style or Kiki from According to Kiki wearing their cardigans and talking about how great they are, I think of all my hardly worn cardigans. I wore them frequently in the newborn baby days over my breastfeeding singlets, and I've always had one kept in my desk at work to keep me cosy in the office air con, but I don't really wear them out very much. I'm trying to change that this year and take advantage of the milder autumn weather to wear some of my cardigans.

What I wore:

Printed crochet bib tank red cardigan grey maxi skirt autumn beach walk outfit

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC Hermes tiffany Disney Couture bracelet stack
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
CardiJeanswest long red drape cardigan
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
Tank: Emerson crochet lace bib print top
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle and Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

This was what I wore for Mother's Day! (Yes I am that behind with blogging!) This was my first Mother's day with baby T so hubby put a little more effort in than when it was just Cooper helping me celebrate ;) I was spoiled with some delicious and creative gifts, and we went out for lunch and a walk over to King Island. I wore the cardi in case it was a little chilly by the sea, but it was so nice sitting there on the sand enjoying the sunshine.

I've worn this cardigan with a maxi skirt before and didn't like the way it looked untied (I preferred it knotted) but this time around I liked the look and left it hanging down loose. Maybe as the printed top broke the long line up a little it looked a bit better.

Everything I wore worked for the 'channelling the person who has influenced your style the most' theme for the Fox in Flats style dare. The printed tank was a gift from my mum, the maxi skirt I bought on one of my many shopping trips with my mum, and I know my mum would have approved of the cardigan so I didn't catch a cold ;)

Last worn: RayBan wayfarersred cardiganred printed tank, grey maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: red cardigan with an all-black outfit (1 and a half weeks postpartum), red printed tank in the office, grey maxi skirt with a plain pink top, Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC with a printed navy shirt dress.

What I wore:

Wearing a summer boho print dress in autumn with cardigan and leather boots

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe
CardiganJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in Boysenberry
Necklace: Tai gold alphabet necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
Belt: thick brown Vera Moda belt
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

I wasn't happy with this bag and outfit together  - but it was what I had wore the day before and had all my things in, so it was the best choice as I was running late in the morning. I tried to cram in rhyme time at the library before going to playgroup with baby T. I managed it and was only a little late. Hopefully I'll be on time next time!

The style dare for the day was 'favourite dress, different'. This dress is one of my favourites - I love the style and the colour. I purchased it last year, and wore it in spring, and in summer. I just layered it up a little this time around with a cardigan and leather boots for autumn. I couldn't decide if the belt looked better over or under the cardigan - I ended up putting it under the cardigan but I think this would look nice both ways, gives me another way to wear it later. I'm hoping to wear this dress through the year and not just have it as a warmer weather piece.

Last worn: purple cardiganboho printed dress, tan leather boots, Rebecca Minkoff canvas mini MAC(above).

Other ways to wear: purple cardigan with maternity skinny jeans - first day out with a newborn, boho printed dress with ankle boots for spring, leather boots and skinny jeans in winter, Rebecca Minkoff canvas mini MAC with maxi skirts and a baby bump.

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Monday, 4 May 2015

Prints! Floral Cami, Pastel Blazer and Skinny Jeans | Polka Dot Shirt Dress and Converse

I was participating in two style challenges on instagram in April, so that gave me the chance to try some different outfit ideas I wouldn't have thought of on my own. After my wardrobe detox also, I'm feeling a lot more inspired to try different things. I'm not completely changing my style (it's all just clothes from my own wardrobe after all), but I'm wearing things differently or trying combinations I might have passed up before. I'm finding that not all of the outfits are winners, but they are only clothes! If I don't like the result in the mirror I can just put something else on...and if the outfits do pass the 'mirror test' in the morning but I end up disliking them after looking at the photos or wearing them all day, well I just know I won't repeat those combinations again :) So below are two outfits where I tried some different things. One I didn't really like, but one I did like, just would have preferred to have worn it on a different day.

What I wore:

blush pink Blazer Floral Ruffle cami spring pastels in autumn skinny jeans LV speedy B

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Speedy 30 Bandouliere bag handheld
JacketJeanswest Nadine 3/4 Sleeve dusky pink blazer
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
CamiJeanswest 'Amber' floral print ruffle cami
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'girly' so I went overboard with the pink and added some florals too! I did stop to wonder if the pink sandals were going too far, but figured why not just give it a go. We went for a little walk by the sea. It's embarrassing how little we go to the beach considering how close we live to it! This is another one of those outfits where I like the pieces separately, but together they just don't work. The ruffles on the cami don't look nice with the lapels of the blazer, it's too much.

I did take my camera when we went out so that I could try switch things up a little background wise and take advantage of the great scenery with the sea, but with a dog and a baby in a stroller, that was a bit of a fail too.

Despite this not being a great outfit, it passed my mirror test that morning and I was really comfortable and happy in it all day! It was only after I looked at the photos on the computer I realised that it didn't really work. Colour-wise it's a wonderful idea, but these pieces are not the best way to implement it!

Last worn: blush pink boyfriend blazer, floral ruffle cami, Jeanswest skinny jeans, Balenciaga studded sandals, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag.

Other ways to wear: boyfriend blazer and denim shorts, floral cami with a pencil skirt, another skinny jeans, blazer and pastels look for spring, studded sandals with embellished maxi dress and studded bag, LV speedy bandouliere worn with skirts.

What I wore:

Away From Blue Queensland blogger Autumn shirt dress converse sports luxe

Away From the Blue personal style Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag
DressAtmos&Here Polly navy polka dot shirt dress (new purchase)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine

Why I wore it:

This was another double style challenge day! It was 'mixed materials' for the posh lady indigo challenge, and 'sports luxe' for the fox pack style dare. I took the chance to get a little more dressed up than I usually would for a day of working from home and doing the daycare drop off/pick up. The cosy cashmere scarf wasn't needed in the middle of the day, but I was thankful for it in the cold morning.

I felt very overdressed for the day, but it did meet the challenge prompts, and is the kind of outfit I find so easy and comfortable to wear. I really liked it even if it seemed like a bit of a 'waste' as I worked from home all day!

I was happy to be able to wear my new shirt dress too! So glad I picked this up at the Iconic, I'd had it in my wishlist there for a while just waiting for a sale to justify it. It's really similar to my Zara printed tunic dress but that's one of the reasons why I like it. I figure the polka dots are different enough that I can justify having the two similar cut navy dresses in my wardrobe.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerstartan scarf, white Converse, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag. First time I've worn the shirt dress as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: Burberry tartan scarf with a leather jacket, similar navy dress with a third trimester baby bump, Converse with denim shortsmini MAC with a maxi skirt.

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Friday, 6 February 2015

Sunny Sightseeing: Sun Hat, Skirt and Shorts. Snake Print Tee

Two outfits with my cute sun hat. With my grandparents visiting and lovely weather, we were out taking advantage of the sun, but trying not to get burnt. The hat was a bargain Big W find a while back, it's really helpful for sun protection. It's made me become more of a hat person too!

Here's what I wore to go to the beach:
Stylish sun hat maxi skirt beach outfit Aussie Blogger
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
TankJeanswest 'Jenni' singlet in indigo blue (on sale here!)
SkirtAsos colour block maxi skirt in red (on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs

The style challenge was 'stand tall heels and colour block'. I can't really wear heels with baby T, they are not the most practical footwear, so I only managed half of this challenge with the colour block maxi skirt. Decided to wear a colourful tank too, to be really colourful for the challenge. I tried on a few and I decided this blue one looked best, what do you think? Nice and comfortable and colourful for a bit of a road trip down to NSW to spend some time at the beach.

I ran out of time in the morning to take my usual picture in the yard, so thanks to my sister for snapping this one for me! Although I've been doing the tourist thing with my grandparents and we've been to lots of beautiful places, I've found it easiest to get my outfit pics in the morning before I go out, rather than worrying all day about where would be a good spot for photos. Leaves me free to take pictures of baby T and his great grandparents while we are out instead. Before baby I would have taken advantage of getting lots of nice new backgrounds to take outfit photos in, but I'm finding it easier to stick with taking photos in the back yard for now.

Last worn: sun hat, blue singlet, colour block maxi skirt, Havaianas.

Here's what I wore to go swimming at South Bank:
Sun hat denim shorts grey printed tee casual beach outfit south bank
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma necklace in pale daffodil
Tee: Cotton On oversized snake print tee
ShortsJeanswest denim cuff shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)

Wore this outfit to meetup with my family for a day of swimming at South Bank.  The sleeves were good for covering up my sunburnt shoulders and back after the previous day at the beach! My own fault for not re-applying sunscreen. Baby T is covered head to toe regularly, but I often forget to reapply my own. The hat was helpful for blocking some sun too.

The style challenge was 'bring out the animal in you', so I wanted to wear something with animal print. This tee has been neglected in my wardrobe for a while, it's only been worn four times in the 3 years I've had the blog. I like the loose fit and the print. I don't like how low-cut the arm holes are, meaning I always have to wear a layering singlet underneath. Ideal for having a breastfeeding singlet underneath, not so good for hot days where you don't need to layer!

Despite how much I do like this top, I don't wear it enough and so it's leaving my wardrobe. I definitely have a lot of grey tees, so I'm sure I won't miss this one!

Leaving my wardrobe: Cotton On grey snake print tee

Last worn: sunhat (above) snake print tee, denim shorts, Havaianas (above), Louis Vuitton Speedy B.

Linking up with Fab Favourites, Fashion Item Friday, Casual Friday, Passion for Fashion, Skirtista DiariesHat Day today.

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