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Friday, 17 January 2020

Yellow Tees and Navy Floral Kimonos With Balenciaga First Bag

Blue and yellow is a colour combination I really like to wear, so I decided to wear both of these navy floral kimonos with a yellow tee and shorts. A simple yet colourful summer outfit!

What I wore:


Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono and essential v neck tee in elfin yellow olive pull on shorts | awayfromblue

olive shorts and Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | jeanswest melanie floral kimono with yellow tee and olive embroidered shorts balenciaga first bag
JacketJeanswest Melanie floral kimono (new purchase)
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
TeeJeanswest essential v-neck tee in elfin yellow (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

I picked up the yellow tee and the floral kimono in the Jeanswest buy one get one free sale after Christmas. I was eager to use a gift card I got for Christmas, and since the $80 kimono was reduced to $39.99 I paid for that and got the $30 tee for free! Pretty good deal. The two pieces also go so nicely together I knew I had to wear them together for the first wear!

The navy tassel necklace matched the base of the floral kimono perfectly, and I thought the Balenciaga first bag complimented the colours in the kimono well too. The olive shorts were a comfortable choice and an attempt to introduce even more colour. I really liked this outfit! I've had mixed success in the past with a slouchy tee along with these loose soft shorts, but I think the long line of the duster kimono made this really work.

Nice and colourful outfit for a day spent with my sister checking out a few stores and spending more Christmas gift cards! We picked up some cute Christmas decorations for next year too, and I bought another kimono at Jeanswest.... 😂


Last worn: navy tassel necklace, olive soft shorts, Havaianas. First time I've worn the bag as it was a Christmas present and first time I've worn the yellow tee and floral kimono as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wearolive soft shorts and stripes.



My Balenciaga Bag Christmas Present:







What I wore:

navy floral cocoon kimono with white bermuda shorts mustard tee balenciaga first bag | away from blue

navy and mustard with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above. It's not the first time I've worn yellow with this navy floral kimono, I really liked the combination when I tried it in the past but I wasn't entirely convinced this time. I was going to wear blue denim shorts but changed my mind to these white shorts at the last moment to match the white in the floral print of the kimono. After looking at the photos though I think that blue denim might have been better.

Even the matchy-matchy with the Balenciaga first bag and the turquoise tassel necklace, which I did like, I wasn't 100% happy with this outfit looking at the pics. I don't hate it, it just doesn't look as good as the one above I don't think! Was comfortable for a morning running errands and having friends over in the afternoon though.


Last worn: floral cocoon kimono, turquoise tassel necklace, mustard yellow tee, white Bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas (above), Balenciaga first bag (above).

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and purple jeans, mustard yellow tee and maxi skirt, white Bermuda denim shorts with black and white, Balenciaga first bag.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono in third trimester.



Yellow Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Yellow tees are so fun and cheerful to wear! You can match them to something else you're wearing like I have in the first outfit, with the pastel yellow tee matching the floral print in the kimono, or you can contrast it like the navy florals and the mustard tee in the second outfit.


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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Blue Tanks and Printed maxi Skirts With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

While these outfits have very different colours in them, they both follow the same outfit formula of a blue block colour tank paired with a printed maxi skirt. Both of these printed skirts are such light choices for a hot summer day. And it was hot when I wore these, the week before Christmas.

What I wore:

turqouise tank with Ally Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt rebecca minkoff love bag and guitar strap | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | ally Fashion blue border print floral boho maxi skirt with matching turquoise tank shopping outfit
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Necklace: engraved interlinked silver circle family name necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise
Skirt: Ally Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus vintage silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap

Why I wore it:

When I saw this maxi skirt I knew I'd go the matchy-matchy route and wear it with my turquoise tank right away! I was out at the movies with my mum and sister when we had a walk around the shops and saw a sale on skirts and mum offered to buy us one each for Christmas. Was the perfect thing to wear a couple of days later when we went for our annual pre-Christmas shopping trip. We hit up the outlets on the coast and even though I didn't need to buy any more Christmas presents I picked up a couple extra things and we had a great time! Even if I do regret leaving a massively reduced bag behind and not buying it 😂

The studded sandals were an attempt to make my outfit more dressed up too, as I didn't expect to be doing any shopping for me....ended up unbuckling them many times, which was a bit of a pain as they have 3 buckles each. The sales assistant at Sass and Bide was quite concerned how much time I was taking trying on a single pair of jeans - we all laughed as I explained I'd gotten out of the jeans a long time ago I was just stuck buckling up my impractical shoes. Didn't get the jeans after all of that either! 😂

After shopping we went out for dinner so I decided to swap out the regular chain strap on the Rebecca Minkoff love bag for this blingy embellished bag strap. It's a fun combination and one I wear a lot.


Last worn: navy tassel earrings, turquoise tank, studded gladiator sandals, embellished bag strap, Rebecca Minkoff love bag. First time I've worn the maxi skirt and the necklace as they are recent gifts.

Other ways to wearturquoise tank and pencil skirt, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, embellished bag strap with monochrome outfit, Rebecca Minkoff love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff love bag in second trimester.


30 Ways to Wear Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag:










What I wore:

navy breastfeeding tank and red boho print billabong maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff Love bag | away from blue

red boho printed maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | breastfeeding outfit for church navy tank and red printed maxi skirt
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
Top: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Needed something simple for church before Christmas. We'd had a busy week before it so I went with this super comfortable red printed maxi skirt which is so nice on a hot day. I picked the navy tank as I felt like it had been a while since I last wore it. While it is a breastfeeding tank, I have kept it around in my wardrobe as I think the neutral navy goes with everything and it's a soft bamboo fabric, it's a dream to wear!

Stuck with the grey Rebecca Minkoff love bag I wore in the first outfit, but swapped to the regular chain strap that came with it to keep things simple. After church and grocery shopping it was a quiet afternoon and then watching a Christmas movie to ease us into the holidays!


Last worn: navy breastfeeding tanksilver multi strand necklacered printed maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy breastfeeding tank and jeans, red printed maxi skirt and band tee, Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag and sundress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy breastfeeding tank in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag in third trimester.



Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A plain tank is an easy pairing with a printed maxi skirt. A basic block colour tank works well either matching or contrasting. You can pick a colour out of the print to wear on top and match like I have in the first outfit, or add a contrasting colour like I have in the second outfit. 


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Monday, 13 January 2020

Two Ways To Wear White Bermuda Denim Shorts: Weekday Wear Linkup!

Wearing some new-to-me shorts for today's Weekday Wear link up! I wore these after Christmas in two different ways, bright and colourful with some new Christmas presents I got, and sticking to a monochrome black and white outfit for the second time I wore them.

I was hunting in the opshops in December for a Christmas tree skirt, and having no luck I browsed some of the other racks. I was so surprised to see these white Bermuda denim shorts in my size for just $6, so of course I got them! It's rare to find denim in my size, and I'd been thinking about white shorts for a while. With two dogs at home and two toddler boys I'm still not sure white shorts are the wisest choice, but for $6 I was willing to give it a try.


What I wore:

Cotton On Alana Wanderlust kimono in floral mood indigo with raspberry deep v tee and white bermuda denim shorts | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | white bermuda denim shorts outfit with blue kimono pink tee mum style
JacketCotton On Alana Wanderlust kimono in floral mood indigo
Necklace: Colette marble and gold pendant drop long necklace
TeeCotton On deep v tee in washed dessert rose
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda denim shorts (new purchase)
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

After a relaxing boxing day at home, we needed to get a few more groceries. We always go through bread so quickly after Christmas, making sandwiches with all the leftover ham and chicken! I convinced hubby that we should head to our local Westfield to maybe checkout the sales as well as getting more groceries.

It was a good excuse to wear some of my new Christmas presents too! I love the way this raspberry tee works with the blue kimono, and the necklace was the perfect accessory. I stuck with the neutral white Bermuda shorts and tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag to balance out all the colour.

I didn't buy too much in the sales, but did pick up a couple of things at Jeanswest as it was buy one get one free on all the sale pieces. I was also thrilled to keep these shorts free of spills or grubby toddler hands or fluffy paws! A successful stain-free first wear!


Last worn: Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. The shorts were a new purchase and the kimono, tee, and necklace were Christmas presents.

Other ways to wearRebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and orange cami.



What I Got For Christmas: Balenciaga Bag Reveal







What I wore:

monochrome black stripe tank with white bermuda denim shorts tortoiseshell accessories straw bag | away from blue

Amerii medium sling round rattan bag in black with white bermuda shorts | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | monochrome black white striped tank bermuda denim shorts outfit with straw bag
Earrings: Colette statement tortoise shell acrylic oval drop earrings
Necklace: Colette tortoise shell acrylic disc tassel necklace
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

The next time I wore these white shorts I kept it simple and monochromatic with the black striped tank. Even picked a little black bag as well, this Amerii straw circle bag was perfect. The fun tortoise shell necklace has matching earrings too and I thought the print would be a cute touch with the striped tank. It's a shame that the earrings don't show up so well against my hair in the pictures though! I liked the matchy-matchy with them and the necklace.

Did a little bit of shopping (and checked out the Kmart clearance sale) while hubby was running errands. We also finally managed to watch Love Actually while the kids were at kindy! We'd been watching a lot of Christmas movies and family movies over the break so I never felt like staying up late to watch a grown up movie once the kids were in bed. It's my favourite movie though and so perfect for Christmas time, even if we did watch it a little late!


Last worn: striped tank, Bermuda denim shorts (above), Havaianas, straw circle bag. First time I've worn the earrings and necklace as they are Christmas presents.

Other ways to wear: striped tank and purple jeans, straw circle bag and maxi skirt.




White Bermuda Denim Shorts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

White shorts are a great outfit base for anything - they work well with prints and you can also go all out wearing bright colours on top as they are a wonderful neutral to accompany lots of colour.


Weekday Wear Linkup #53


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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Linking up with Confident Twosday, Turning Heads, Style On The Daily, Style Six, Oh Hey Girl, Fashion Frenzy, Red Carpet Style, Fashion Files, Chic and Stylish.



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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Black Maxi Skirts And Printed Tanks With Matching Bags and Necklaces

Summer Christmas parties are easy to dress for when I stick to a simple outfit formula like I have here. A printed tank, black maxi skirt and a matching bag and necklace in festive colours works well, never over or under dressed! While I wore these back in December for a couple of Christmas parties, they are not so festive that they couldn't be worn other times of the year!

What I wore:

colourful mixed print tank with green necklace and rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip crossbody bag black maxi skirt | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | mixed print tank with green statement necklace matching rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip bag black maxi skirt mum style
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
Tank: thrifted Target mixed print colourful printed tank
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

I had this tank in mind for an upcoming Christmas party as I thought the red in the print would look so festive with green accessories! I really liked the way this outfit turned out. the matching necklace and Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag always look good together and with a subtle touch of red in the mixed print tank were a big festive touch. The black drawstring maxi skirt was a good base with all of the colour too!

It was a hot day with a big storm in the afternoon so I was thankful for the slits in the sides of this maxi skirt, kept me cool as we ran around running errands and getting some food to take to the party.


Last worn: mixed print tank, green statement necklace, black drawstring maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearmixed print tank and shortsblack drawstring maxi skirt in capsule wardrobe, studded sandals and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in second trimester.


Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:






What I wore:

leaf print tank with black drawstring maxi skirt red statement necklace and rebecca minkoff avery bag | away from the blue

black maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram black maxi skirt with leaf print tank red accessories and rebecca minkoff bag summer Christmas party mum outfit
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
TankJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus gold leaf cuff
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

I'd planned to wear a green necklace with this outfit to look really festive for our final Christmas party of the season but wasn't sure it worked with the neckline of this fern print tank when I put it on. I didn't want to wear the green necklace above again, although I thought it would work, as it had been getting a lot of wear over December!

I decided to go matchy-matchy with the red necklace, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag and red statement necklace. Even the gold leaf cuff matched the gold hardware on the bag and the leaf print on the tank.

Again we had a busy morning before the party but spent some time with friends in the playground before it got too hot. The party was really fun too and worth the wait being the last one of December!


Last worn: leaf print tank, gold leaf cuff, red statement necklace, black drawstring maxi skirt, studded sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote.

Other ways to wearleaf print tank and blazer, black drawstring maxi skirt at Disneyland, studded sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: studded sandals in third trimester.



Printed Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed tank is a fun option for a Christmas party, especially if you stick to festive colours like red or green. They are things you can easily wear year round too, and with all the colour and print a black maxi skirt is a good pairing.



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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Casual Summer Mum Style: V-Neck Tees and Striped Maxi Skirts

Happy new year! Kicking off the new year with how I intend to continue, in casual and comfortable mum style (even if I wore these back in December!). Two simple mum outfits for summer days with the kids - pairing some colourful v-neck tees with striped maxi skirts for easy outfits on hot days!

What I wore:

mustard tee with navy stripe maxi skirt rebecca minkoff mab bag summer mum style | awayfromblue

navy grey stripe maxi skirt with  Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | summer mum playground outfit striped maxi skirt mustard tee rebecca minkoff mab camera bag
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Skirt: thrifted Cotton On navy and grey striped maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I really like yellow and blue together, and I've worn this mustard tee with another navy striped maxi skirt recently. I love stripes! Thought it was a nice colourful outfit choice for a day with the boys - stopping at the park for a bit of a play before the heat sent us home again!

We spent the afternoon wrapping a few Christmas pressies and chilling in the aircon. It was such a hot day, skirt and a tee was the only thing I felt like wearing. I like how easily a maxi skirt works at the playground too, you don't need to worry about the length when running around with the kids or pushing them on the swings!

With the bright mustard yellow and nay blue, thought that this neutral tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag was a good choice.


Last worn: mustard tee, beaded necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearmustard tee worn two ways, navy stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and jeans.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

church and shopping outfit purple tee pinstripe maxi skirt tan rebecca minkoff camera bag studded sandals | away from blue

pinstripe maxi skirt and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | summer lilac tee striped maxi skirt and camera bag outfit for church shopping
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
Skirt: thrifted pinstripe maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another v-neck tee and maxi skirt outfit! Again, wearing a striped skirt although this pinstripe doesn't show up well in pics and the skirt just looks grey. I really liked the lilac tee with it, it's nice with the grey.

Added a little extra colour to my outfit with this blush tassel necklace, I like pink and purple together too and I felt it dressed up my casual outfit a little more for church and then lunch and an afternoon shopping with my mum. Was so good to spend time together, even if it was a little crazy trying to get a car park as it was December! Was so nice getting time to decorate the house later too, it was our first Christmas in our new house so I was very excited and kept wanting to buy more decorations.

I think the studded sandals helped dress up this outfit a little more too, as I'd just worn my casual Havaianas in the first outfit. Although not quite as colourful as the first outfit, I thought the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag was a good companion with this outfit too - it goes with everything!


Last worn: purple tee, tassel necklace, pinstripe maxi skirt, gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearpurple tee in the office, pinstripe maxi skirt and scarf, gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancypurple tee in second trimester.



Striped maxi Skirts Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A maxi skirt is a great piece to have in your mum wardrobe! The perfect length for running around with and bending down to toddlers all day, and still looks and feels a little more pulled together to go to church or a lunch date! Worn with a simple colourful tee it's an easy outfit choice for a hot summer day.



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Monday, 30 December 2019

Weekday wear link up: Printed Tanks and Grey Pencil Skirts With Chloe Paddington Bag

My last post and Weekday Wear Linkup for the year. So exciting, I can't believe I've been running the linkup for almost a year (and blogging for 8 years!). Thank you so much to everyone who links up! Hope you have a very happy new year!


For my last week at work before the Christmas break I dressed down a little more than usual. I ditched my usual office staple of a blazer and just wore these plain grey pencil skirts with some striped tanks. I did have a cardigan at my desk to combat the cold office aircon and provide shoulder coverage for meetings, but otherwise these outfits felt pretty dressed down.

Maybe it was the Christmas decorations in the office, the summer heat, the casually dressed shorts wearing teammates or the fact that I had 3 weeks of leave lined up over Christmas and New Years - I just wanted something simple and easy for my last couple of days!

What I wore:

casual summer office outfit brushstroke stripe tank jersey pencil skirt chloe paddington bag | awayfromblue

bracelet stack with Ferragamo and Chloe Paddington in 2007 Brun | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | casual summer office outfit striped tank jersey pencil skirt chloe paddington bag
Necklace: Lovisa wooden statement bead necklace
TankJeanswest 'Hannah' print tank in paradise pink multi
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Ferragamo double wrap bracelet
BagChloe Paddington in 2007 Brun

Why I wore it:

Felt like this tank was overdue a wear - the red/coral brushstroke stripes seemed a little festive without being overly so and it's such a colourful choice to brighten up this grey jersey pencil skirt a bit. Decided to go very matchy-matchy with the rest of my accessories, using the brown Chloe Paddington bag as my inspiration. The gold mouse flats matched the gold padlock, and the Ferragamo wrap bracelet and the wooden beaded statement necklace both have brown and gold in them.

I really liked this outfit, simple for a hot day in the office!


Last worn: brushstroke stripe tank, wooden statement necklace, jersey pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Chloe Paddington bag.

Other ways to wearbrushstroke stripe tank and maxi skirtjersey pencil skirt worn 2 ways, gold mouse flats and jeans, Chloe Paddington bag and ruffle dress.

Perfect for pregnancybrushstroke stripe tank in second trimester, jersey pencil skirt in third trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester, Chloe Paddington bag in second trimester.


Story Behind My First Designer Bag: Chloe Paddington










What I wore:

green necklace with striped tank grey pencil skirt summer heatwave office outfit chloe paddington bag | away from blue

silver and gold mixed metal bracelet stack with brown chloe paddington bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | striped tank grey pencil skirt summer heatwave office outfit green necklace chloe paddington bag
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus gold leaf cuff from my sister's wardrobe
BagChloe Paddington in 2007 Brun

Why I wore it:

This outfit felt even more casual than the first one. This is a pretty casual striped tank, but oh-so comfortable to wear! I paired it with a dressier pencil skirt but still felt very dressed down. As I mentioned above, we usually have a relaxation of the office dress code in the summer heat and with others wearing shorts to work, I didn't feel out of place.

I thought the green necklace was a little festive touch with this! I was going to wear a pair of red earrings as well but decided not to at the last minute. I did add this pretty gold leaf cuff on to my bracelet stack though, a piece my sister no longer wanted but I was happy to pick up! I should have worn it on my other wrist, it didn't sit well with my silver bracelets, but I wasn't sure how it would go on my other arm, my mouse hand. It was a day at the computer tidying up all my tasks and handing things over to others if they couldn't be resolved before I left, and didn't want the cuff getting in the way each time I used the mouse.


Last worn: striped tank, green beaded necklace, grey pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Chloe Paddington bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tank and shorts, grey pencil skirt and peplum tank, black ballet flats and floral dress, Chloe Paddington bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank at 37 weeks, grey pencil skirt in second trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Chloe Paddington bag in second trimester.



Striped Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A striped tank looks just as good with a pencil skirt as it does with denim! Both of these tanks are worn on my days with the boys and in the office - they are a great double duty piece. If your office doesn't dress down over the Christmas break, or if it's on a more formal side, you can easily throw a blazer over these outfits to make them a little more presentable.



Weekday Wear Linkup #51


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.



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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.




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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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