Showing posts with label Chloe Marcie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chloe Marcie. Show all posts

Friday, 4 January 2019

30 Ways To Wear: Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag & 2018 Shopping Review & 2019 Budget

A new 30 ways to wear post, as well as a review of what I bought last year and my fashion budget for 2019!

I love handbags, and I have a lot of them! But I frequently sell some to have funds towards something else I want more. This Chloe Marcie hobo bag was a bag I loved, but rationalised I didn't wear as much as my Balenciaga day hobo bag, so I decided to let it go. I did hit 30 wears before I sold it, so I've dug through the blog archives for some older photos of my wearing it. I wonder if I'll cringe as much looking back at outfit pics now in a few years as much as I am looking back on these pics now? 😂

30 Ways To Wear: Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag In Nut

30 ways to wear the medium Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag in nut brown | awayfromtheblue  30wears challenge

Like many of my bags that I've now sold, I find this tricky to calculate cost per wear on! I bought it at a Reebonz offline sale, after wanting it for a while. I got a really good deal on it, so much so that I managed to sell it for almost what I paid for it. So you could calculate cost per wear based on the price I paid, or take that price minus the amount I got when I sold it and calculate it on around the $100 difference. I'm never sure what to do in these cases.

Inability to calculate cost per wear aside, I'm happy with the use I got from this bag. It held up really well, still looking like new when it eventually left my wardrobe, and I was pleased to look back at these old pics and see that I had hit 30 wears with it. I do sometimes regret selling it, but I know it wouldn't have gotten much more wear if it stayed in my wardrobe longer!

Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag In Summer

Chloe Marcie bag with summer outfits 5 ideas | awayfromblue

The handle drop on this bag is quite large, especially as the leather of the bag sags down a bit when the bag is full. It makes it an easy bag to throw over your shoulder in summer as it doesn't feel too tight or irritating to wear. The neutral colour works with all kinds of summer brights too!

Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag With Winter Layers

5 ways to wear Chloe Marcie hobo bag in winter layers | awayfromtheblue

Being a neutral brown, this 'nut' shade is perfect for adding to winter outfits. I've picked similarly coloured scarves to wear with the bag in each of these layered outfits, but you can see it would work well without any matching as it looks great with black winter layers!

Chloe Marcie Hobo In The Office

hobo bag in the office worn 6 ways: Chloe marcie in nut | awayfromblue

Printed dresses or pencil skirts, I found this Chloe Marcie bag worked so well for the office. Again making the most of the neutral shade I could wear it with brightly coloured or printed pieces, or just let it compliment a neutral outfit. It's a rather structured hobo shape so doesn't feel too casual for work.

Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag With Jeans

5 ways to wear a chloe marcie shoulder bag with jeans  | away from blue blog

As you can see in these photos, before I gave up my blue jeans I used to wear them a lot! The Chloe Marcie bag just works so well with denim, it's an easy choice when wearing jeans. I wore it a lot with skirts and dresses as you've seen in the earlier photos, but it was still a go-to with jeans too. Really versatile bag.

Chloe Marcie Hobo With Printed Outfits

Chloe neutral brown hobo handbag worn with prints 5 ways | away from the blue

Because this 'nut' shade is a nice neutral colour, it made the bag my default neutral piece to wear with prints. Something like a printed dress, or just a little print like a skirt or top, the hobo bag works nicely with all different prints and colours.

Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag In Pregnancy

4 outfit ideas wearing the chloe marcie hobo bag in pregnancy | awayfromblue

Despite only having this bag during my pregnancy with my eldest boy, it was worn enough times for me to be able to include it as a category here in my wrap up. You know I love looking back at my bump pics when doing these posts! I wore the bag a few times in the second and third trimester as you can see. It isn't a heavy bag so was nice to wear during pregnancy, the braided strap is really comfortable on the shoulder.

What's In My Bag: Chloe Marcie Medium Hobo Bag In Nut

Where To Buy:

This hobo style of Marcie has been discontinued, but there are still some places you can buy second hand! All the bags above come with authenticity guarantees even though they are preloved.

More Posts in The #30 Wears Handbag Series:

If you're looking for more outfit inspiration with this bag, you can see all 30+ ways I've worn it in my blog archives. I've included some links to other handbag related 30 wears posts below too. You can find the full post series by clicking here.

2018 Spend And Goals For 2019

My last shopping haul for the year!

My Total Spend in 2018

I totalled it up, I bought 30 fashion items (clothing and accessories) in 2018. In 2017 I spent $1,696.53, my goal in 2018 was to spend less than that. I achieved that as I spent $1,014.44 if you include gift cards, which works out to $84.54 a month. If you don't include gift card spend, I only spent $664.44. I'm really pleased with the figures and that I met my goal!

How Do I Do It?

I'm a fashion blogger with a love for expensive things (handbags 😂) without a big budget and slight shopaholic tendencies! I did a 6 months without shopping in 2017 which I ended up stretching out to 7 months, and really made me evaluate what I was buying and why.

I also continued to work on this 30 wears challenge! Every month I have to find something in my wardrobe I've worn 30 times or more to make these posts. This makes me focus more on ways I can rewear things I already own and makes me less likely to turn to a store for inspiration when looking or something to wear. Looking through my blog archives for ways I've worn things before often gives me ideas of things to try from past outfits!

My Goals For 2019

Same as last year, my goal for this year will be to spend less than I did last year. To make things easy on myself, I'll include the gift card spend. So 2019 will be the year of spending less (again), rewearing more, and hoping I don't go over my $1,014.44 budget! Wish me luck!

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Friday, 27 February 2015

Neutral Dresses - Black Maxi and Grey Skater with Hobo Bags

Don't forget to enter my JORD Wood watch giveaway! Today I'm posting two different dress outfits. A black maxi dress, and a grey skater dress. Both neutrals.

Here's what I wore to spend the day with my mum:
silk headscarf french connection black jersey maxi dress sandals summer outfit

Balenciaga tempete blue storm bal bag
Scarf: Paris print silk scarf
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
DressFrench Connection Meadow jersey maxi dress in black
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

I've been looking at this black maxi dress in my wardrobe thinking it needs another a trip down the coast with my mum seemed like a good day to wear it out. After noticing I don't make the most of the neutral dresses I have in my wardrobe, I've been trying to wear them more. I added the pretty scarf in my hair too for something a bit different, and as I was feeling a little 'meh' about my hair. Due for a trim again!

The teething necklace was a must-have. Baby T's been very cranky lately with teething! I loved how easy and simple this outfit was, but it looks like I put a bit of effort in and not like I've been dealing with a grizzly baby for the past few days. Maxi dresses are awesome.

Last worn: black and white scarf, black maxi dress, Asos leather sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Here's what I wore to run errands:
Asos grey neutral skater dress chloe marcie hobo bag acne pistol boots summer

Chloe Marcie medium hobo bag in nut on shoulder
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
DressAsos grey skater dress (on sale!)
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut (on sale!)

This is what I put together for my 'day without baby'. It was baby T's first day at day care! Like most mums, I've found it tricky trying to find a place I liked that also has space to take another baby. When a spot opened up at my ideal centre, I took it. It was available a little earlier than I needed as I'm not back at work yet, but it's meant I've been able to go back to work sooner than expected.

I tried to see the positive side and focus on all the things I'd be able to do while baby T was playing at day care, but I'll be honest, I felt a bit lost without him! I was really relaxed in our morning routine, not really wanting to drop him off too soon...and of course I went back earlier than planned in the afternoon to pick him up! He didn't mind though, after the orientation day we had he's really happy with the ladies at the centre, and enjoys playing with the other babies. I think I took the day harder than he did! I did enjoy not having to time my morning errands (groceries and post office) around baby's naps and feeds, but it felt so lonely being just Cooper and I in the afternoon. Used the quiet house to film a couple more videos for my youtube channel, which has been a little neglected lately.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarersskater dress, Acne pistol boots, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Spring Camis and Maxi Skirt Outfits

With the warmer weather, I've been enjoying wearing my cami tops again. I always say to myself I'll wear them over winter all layered up, but I never do, they seem to be kept for warm days.

Here's what I wore to go shopping with my mum:
Boho outfit printed cami long necklace colour block maxi skirt chloe marcie bag
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Top: Jeanswest Audrey tonal print tank
SkirtAsos colour block maxi skirt in red (on sale!)
Shoes: Wittner 'Columbia' cross strap sandals in tan
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

Another super hot day when I wore this - just like the day before! Baby T and I headed out with my mum to the local Westfield to keep cool in their air conditioning and to try get more Christmas shopping done. Had a productive trip! Mum got lots of things that she needed, and she treated baby T and I to a few things too. As we had the stroller, I took the chance to use a handbag as well as the baby bag. The baby bag rests on the stroller leaving my arms free for my own bag if I choose.

It's been over a year since I last wore this printed top. To be honest, I don't always like the way it sits as it's really long on me, so it doesn't get worn often. But I really liked wearing it tucked into the maxi skirt, so it's staying in my wardrobe for the time being.

I posted an instagram pic of this outfit - and it's my first instagram with the new "Like to Know It" service! If you sign up for Like to Know It, and you like any of my instagrams with the #liketkit hashtag, you'll get an email with all of the details of the products I've showcased. Thought I'd give it a try, let me know if you find it useful.

Last worn: printed cami, colour block maxi skirt, Wittner sandals, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

Here's what I wore to have some visitors over:
Floral printed ruffle cami top grey marle target jersey maxi skirt outfit
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Cami: Jeanswest 'Amber' floral print ruffle cami
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs

Still a really hot day! I'd actually picked this outfit out the day before, just like I used to do. This floral top I thought would pair nicely with the colour blocked maxi I wore previously, but I didn't like the combination when I put it together, so I ended up wearing the other printed top above. I tried the floral cami on with the grey maxi skirt instead and liked it better, so set the outfit aside to wear the next day.

We were going to have a busy morning with the other mums and bubs from our mothers group, and I'd been looking forward to it. However, baby T had a pretty disturbed night (probably due to the heat!) so I decided we'd stay home instead after running a few errands. Wore what I'd planned to anyway, and I'm glad I did as we got lots of visitors later that afternoon and I felt suitably dressed. Would have been embarrassing if I'd been having a pyjama day when people started showing up ;)

While I'm on maternity leave for a little longer, it is nice to be able to continue to wear the things in my wardrobe and not just default to jeans and a tee all the time. Although there are still some days where I just want a good denim outfit, or days when I don't even manage to get dressed, most of the time I'm trying to have fun with what I own and actually wear things in my wardrobe instead of "saving" them for special occasions.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, floral cami, grey jersey maxi skirt, Havaianas.

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag, Third Trimester Dresses for Pregnancy: Soon Maternity and Pink Blush Maternity

Here's what I wore to work on Tuesday:
Soon Maternity Madeline Print Wrap Dress worn in 3rd trimester professional office wear

chloe marcie hobo bag
Necklace: sterling silver monogram necklace C/O
Dress: Soon Maternity 'Madeline' grey print wrap dress
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge black and white bangle
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

Had a big meeting Tuesday, so simple yet professional in a wrap dress. This dress is another ebay maternity wear purchase. I actually won the auction a while ago, but forgot to pay the seller right away and then the seller took a while to ship it. Unlike my last purchase, the dress was the stated size and in the stated condition, so I'm really happy with it! Again, such a bargain compared to the retail price. Feel like I'll get a lot of use out of this in my last few months of pregnancy too.

Hopefully I don't need to expand my collection of maternity clothes any further - getting difficult to see the value in maternity-specific things when I'm in the third trimester! The bump is growing though and I'm surprised how quickly I've outgrown things I was sure I'd get more wear out of. Dressing in pregnancy is always a learning experience!

Last worn: black flats, Chloe Marcie Hobo bag. First time I've worn the dress as it's a recent purchase.

Here's what I wore to work today:
Pink Blush Maternity button sash maternity dress in burgundy with brown bag tan shoes

Chloe Marcie medium hobo bag in nut brown worn on shoulder
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Dressburgundy button sash maternity dress C/O Pink Blush Maternity
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set
BagChloe Marcie hobo bag in Nut

Sticking with the easy option - another maternity dress today! I liked how simple yesterday's outfit was, so went for a dress again. A little sad that these flats are starting to pinch a bit though - they are usually such comfortable shoes! Even had to put a band aid on one of my heels today. I'm blaming the heat and maybe a little bit of pregnancy swelling, haha.

Last worn: Pink Blush Maternity dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs flats, Chloe Marcie bag (see above).

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Monday, 10 February 2014

Floral Halterneck Dress, Chloe Marcie Hobo, Balenciaga Sandals | White Tee, Lace Pencil Skirt, Alexander McQueen Scarf

Here's what I wore on Sunday:
cotton on grey floral print wrap dress second trimester baby bump

Chloe marcie hobo bag worn on shoulder
Necklace: gifted gold heart shaped necklace
Dress: Cotton On grey and floral print halterneck dress
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus studded and chain link Oroton leather bracelets
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

Simple outfit for a hot Sunday! We ended up going out for lunch, so I thought I'd try wear some proper sandals instead of thongs all the time. Picked my pink Balenciaga ones for a bit of colour. Still not sure if it was too much with the busy printed dress, but I was happy when I wore it.

Last worn: grey floral print dress, studded Balenciaga sandals, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

Here's what I wore to work today:
Untucked tee over asos blue lace pencil skirt alexander mcqueen scarf

Scarfblack and blue Alexander McQueen paisley print scarf
NecklaceDogeared silver wishbone necklace
Top: Jeanswest 'Leila' embroidered top
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet in icy blue
Bag: gifted Corelli metallic and white handbag

Felt a little cold this morning so added a nice big scarf to keep me cosy on the way to work. It's really hot during the days, but every now and then I wake up and feel like it's a really cold morning. Maybe a pregnancy thing.

Have been wanting to wear this top and skirt together for a little while. Had picked this out as a possible "bump hiding" outfit back when I was keeping the bump under wraps at work, but it didn't quite cover it up enough after my belly popped. Remembered the combination and wore it today instead. Did wish I'd worn the top tucked in though, as it wrinkled up a lot during the day.

Still can't decide if pencil skirts look better with shirts tucked or untucked during pregnancy - I've been going for untucked but it's not the most flattering with my short height. If you've worked through a pregnancy, how did you wear pencil skirts? With shirts tucked to enhance the bump, or untucked to minimise it?

Last worn: Alexander McQueen scarfembroidered tee, blue lace pencil skirt, glitter flats, bag.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

French Connection Jersey Dress, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC | Printed Top, Pencil Skirt, Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag

Here's what I wore on Wednesday:

Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: gift from DH
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

On Wednesday I worked from home. I wore a simple dress to keep cool, although I did end up needing the air conditioning quite early on in the morning! It was easily the hottest day of the week! Managed to take Cooper a walk before the big storm came by, although it didn't tire him out a lot and he was still a bit scared by the loud thunder.

Last worn: Ray Ban Wayfarers, star print dress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Here's what I wore to work today:

away from blue medium chloe marcie hobo bag in nut worn
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
TopFrench Connection black paisley printed empire top (with turquoise Cotton On singlet underneath)
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

I am beginning to conclude that empire waist tops are not helping me hide the baby bump, haha. My friend sent me a message at work asking if anyone had approached me as the bump looked particularly large today! Don't think I'll be hiding baby for much longer from my colleagues.

This top is another wardrobe find, from the small pile of clothes I spoke about on Monday. It used to be one of my favourite tops. Had a look and there are a couple of photos of me wearing it in 2009 so I'm guessing I got it around then, 5 years ago! It's going to be great over the coming months as it's very comfy.

Last worn: French Connection top, Asos grey pencil skirt, metallic gold mouse flats, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Lace Detail Tank, French Connection Silk Skirt, Chloe Marcie | Animal Print Singlet, Shorts, Marc by Marc Jacobs Karlie Bag

Here's what I wore on Friday:
away from blue australian blog summer lace detail tank printed silk skirt

Chloe marcie medium hobo bag in nut
Sunglasses: gifted Cotton On 'Kirsten sunnie' in yellow
Top: Just Jeans black lace trim singlet
SkirtFrench Connection silk leaf print skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

Friday was such a good day! Had a few last minute pressies arrive just in time (despite one of them being ordered in October!) so I wrapped them in the morning. As it was his last day at work before the Christmas shut down period, DH only had to work half a day so we celebrated the start of our joint holidays by going out for lunch.

Last worn: yellow sunglasses, lace detail tank, French Connection silk skirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

Here's what I wore today:
away from blue australian daily outfit blogger summer singlet and shorts

marc by marc jacobs classic q karlie cross body flap bag in blossom pink
Sunglasses: pink leopard print sunglasses from Paddy's Markets in Sydney
NecklaceRoie Designs feather, quartz and love charm long necklace
Singlet: Jeanswest animal print racer back singlet
Shorts: Jeanswest denim cuff shorts
Shoes: Novo 'Tahnee' black studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus enamel coated Marc By Marc Jacobs Katie bracelet
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs 'Classic Q - Karlie' Crossbody Flap Bag in blossom pink with silver hardware (Reebonz Australia competition prize)

Just a casual shorts and singlet outfit today. A hot summer day, so shorts seemed like a good option. Really like the print of this top, although it's been a "maybe keep" option in my wardrobe for a while, I can never seem to get rid of it. Everyone needs a good animal print piece, don't you think?

Last worn: pink sunglasses, animal print singlet, denim shortsstudded sandals, Marc by Marc Jacobs Karlie crossbody bag.

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Friday, 25 October 2013

French Connection Polka Dot Dress, Balenciaga Rouille Work | Navy, Ruffles, Red Jeans and Chloe Marcie Bag

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:

Sunnies: Orange sunglasses from Paddy's Market in Sydney
DressFrench Connection spotty cotton dress
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga classic work in 2006 Rouille

This is basically just a warmer weather version of this look. Just different bracelets and shoes. :) Wanted a nice easy outfit for work, so a big bright bag, printed dress and flats was the easiest option.

Last worn: orange sunglasses, polka dot dress, Wittner black flats, Balenciaga Rouille work.

Here's what I wore to work for Casual Friday today:

Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Top: Jeanswest 'Ricky' ruffle front top in midnight
JeansJeanswest Pepper Red super skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs Logo Plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap braceletHermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

A lot of Jeanswest today! Wanted to wear my red jeans as I haven't worn them in a while, and thought this top would go nicely with them. Was a comfortable outfit for a casual Friday.

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Last worn: polka dot top, red jeans, Marc by Marc Jacobs flats, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

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Monday, 14 October 2013

Pink Singlet, Striped Pleated Maxi, Studded Miu Miu | Black Top, Lace Pencil Skirt, Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag

Here's what I wore to go out with DH on Sunday:

Miu Miu cammeo studded bag and bracelet stack

Sunnies: pink leopard print sunglasses from Paddy's Markets in Sydney
Necklace: Roie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace
Tank: Jeanswest 'Jenni' basic singlet in festival fuchsia (new purchase)
Skirt: thrifted black and white pleated striped maxi skirt from AWLQ jumble sale
Shoes: gifted black slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagMiu Miu cammeo studded clutch bag

Nice simple weekend outfit. I decided on the maxi skirt before I realised just how windy it was, haha. Was so hard to get a good picture where the skirt wasn't blowing around all over the place. We went out to the stores in the morning which was good as it was out of the wind ;)

Linking up with My Style Monday, Style Sessions today.

Last worn: pink leopard print sunnies, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Miu Miu studded bag. First time I've worn the singlet as it's a new purchase.

Here's what I wore to work today:

Jeanswest tilda shirt tucked into living doll black lace pencil skirt

Chloe marcie hobo in nut

NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes Stardust Bead Necklace
Top: Jeanswest 'Tilda' black shirt (new purchase)
SkirtLiving Doll Wednesday black lace skirt (on sale!)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

Today's outfit was inspired by StyleUp. I hadn't heard of it before I came across Jen at Thirties Two Cents talking about it, and I signed up to give it a try. They email you every day with an outfit idea! It's a bit hit and miss so far, for some reason they don't have the Brissy temperatures quite right yet. However, I got this outfit suggestion in my email Sunday night and knew I could recreate something very similar for today. Although I swapped the heels for flats, and went for a lace skirt instead of a printed one, the idea came from the email.

Last worn: lace pencil skirt, MbMJ mouse flats, Chloe Marcie hobo. First time I've worn the top as it's a recent purchase.

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Lilac Tank, Pleated Skirt, Embellished Clutch | Printed Dress, MbMJ Scarf, Chloe Marcie Bag

Here's what I wore on Sunday:

Top: Kmart lilac basic singlet
Skirt: Vintage black pleated midi skirt from my Mum's closet
Belt: Forever New 'orchid petal' skinny belt (New purchase)
Shoes: Novo 'Tahnee' black studded sandals (New purchase)
Bracelets: the usual plus Forever New coral / white wrap around charm bracelet (New Purchase)
Bag: Forever New 'Poppy' gunmetal embellished clutch (New purchase)

A relaxing Sunday after a busy Saturday with the girls! The warm weather made it the perfect time to wear some of my newly purchased spring accessories together. Although we weren't going out anywhere fancy, I was really looking for a chance to wear this beautiful beaded clutch. I thought it added a nice bit of interest to the outfit.

Last worn: vintage pleated skirt. The tank I've had a while but this is the first time it's been worn un-layered on the blog. Everything else was a new purchase from the weekend shopping trip!

Here's what I wore to work today:

ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs Island pine-print scarf
DressFrench Connection 'pendragon panache' cap sleeve dress in 'winters day base'
Belt: Forever New 'White Croc' skinny belt (New Purchase)
Shoes: Novo 'Camilla" brown bow flats (New purchase)
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design labradorite bracelets
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

Wearing more new things from the DFO shopping trip on the weekend! I thought the brown flats and white belt would work well with this printed dress, and I needed a nice simple outfit option for a big meeting this morning. A printed dress is always a good choice for work :)

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Last worn: Marc by Marc Jacobs scarfFrench Connection dress, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

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Friday, 30 August 2013

Floral Print Dress, Chloe Marcie Bag | Grey Tee, Jeans, Leather Jacket, Alexander Wang Rocco

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:

JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
DressLeona Edmiston Blanche dress
Belt: came with dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent leather logo plaque flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

Wore this leather jacket as it's a little cold in the mornings to be going without a jacket on top, but I'm not too sure it looked right with the print of the dress. It did keep me warm though :) I think maybe I could have gone for a different bag and shoes too. What do you think? I just think something looks a little off about the outfit in the photos.

Last worn: printed leather jacketLeona Edmiston dress, black patent flats, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

Here's what I wore for Casual Friday today:

JacketWittner Santa Fe cobalt blue leather jacket
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TopSpectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Jeans: Sass and Bide "Straight up" jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent mouse flats in black and white
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagAlexander Wang Rocco with gold hardware in dark argon

Jeans for casual Friday! :) Couldn't decide what shoes to wear with this, so went with my trusty little mouse flats in the end. I thought my blue glitter ones looked a bit odd with the gold hardware of the bag, but I probably could have just worn them anyway. My feet were certainly happy with the mice though, the comfiest ballet flats I own!

Linking up with Casual Friday, Friday's fanciesFriday's fab favourites, Fashion and Faith, Fashion Informant today.

Last worn: Wittner leather jacketgrey marl teeSass and Bide jeans, patent mouse flatsAlexander Wang Rocco.

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

French Connection Printed Dress, Skull Scarf, Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag | Leather Jacket, Polka Dots, Rebecca Minkoff Grey MAM

Here's what I wore to work on Monday:

Away From Blue black white tan skull scarf printed french connection dress

Away From the Blue Chloe Marcie Medium hobo in Nut

Jacket: Temt Black trench coat 
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
DressFrench Connection Romany rib printed dress
Shoes: Wittner 'Mimi' heels in mushroom
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripy hinge black and white bangle
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

Although it's not in the picture as it only arrived in the afternoon, I ended up wearing my new custom bangle from Yondale Design, you can see it on Instagram. It's a beautiful piece! Went a little custom-crazy a while back, and ordered this cuff and a necklace. I'm looking forward to sharing the necklace with you too when it arrives.

Had another presentation practice at work on Monday - so heels again for a bit of a confidence boost. I got to do my presentation twice, once to a small group as we break off to do them, and once to the larger group. It was definitely a lot scarier with more people in the room, but I'm pleased I managed to do it. All of the feedback was really helpful. Now I just need to think of a topic to talk about for a few minutes next time, and practice some more!

Last worn: black trenchAlexander McQueen skull scarf, French Connection dress, Wittner heels, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

Here's what I wore to work today:

Away From Blue French Connection Polka Dot dress leather jacket skull scarf Ankle boots

Away From the Blue australian daily outfit blog rebecca minkoff soft grey MAM bag

JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
ScarfAlexander McQueen skull scarf white/pink modal
DressFrench Connection spotty cotton dress
ShoesAsos Aggie leather western ankle boots in black
Bracelets: the usual (now expanded again to include a custom silver cuff from Yondale Design)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Another black and white French Connection dress today! Decided to wear another skull scarf too, why break the pattern? hehe. Had a day full of meetings and a bit of running around the city between buildings, so the boots kept my feet dry and warm as I did so. Wish I had thought to bring an umbrella, but didn't get soaked until I left the office to go home, so that worked out well.

Linking up with Style Sessions, Trend Spin Linkup today.

If you're interested, I'm selling some handbags and accessories from my collection on ebay. :)

Last worn: Markus Lupfer jacket, pink skull scarfpolka dot dress, Asos ankle boots, RM mini MAB.

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