Showing posts with label Date Night Outfit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Date Night Outfit. Show all posts

Friday, 20 September 2019

Floral Swing Dresses With Mustard Bags and Ankle Boots

With the warmer spring like weather near the end of winter, I took the opportunity to wear some of my pretty floral dresses. Florals? For spring? ... Groundbreaking. 😂

I did layer them up just a little with ankle boots and denim jackets for the colder winter mornings and evenings too, as it was August (the end of winter in Brisbane) when I wore these.


What I wore:

zaful floral ruffle hem mustard dress with balenciaga mango envelope clutch nude ankle boots statement earrings | awayfromblue

Balenciaga envelope clutch in 2012 mangue with giant 12 RGGH | awayfromtheblue

drinks at Mr Percivals night out outfit spring brisbane mustard floral zaful ruffle dress ankle boots

brisbane Style Instagrammers night out mr percivals | awayfromblue
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
DressZaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagBalenciaga envelope clutch in 2012 mangue with giant 12 RGGH

Why I wore it:

After a busy day, I quickly got changed into something a little more fun for drinks with some other Brisbane Instagrammers. I'll take any excuse to wear this pretty mustard floral swing dress, it works so well for ankle boots and was perfect for dinner and drinks by the river. I thought that the mustard Balenciaga envelope clutch would be a nice bit of matchy-matchy for it too, although I did regret that decision later in the night! I managed to get my deliciously greasy burger all over the delicate Balenciaga leather, and despite borrowing a baby wipe from an amused and confused dad we saw nearby, the grease didn't come off. I tried cleaning it when I got home later that night, and the day after, but it's going to permanently have a mark :(

Definitely will be a fun story to tell every time I use this clutch though. I am a little upset as the clutch was pristine and so well cared for, and so far out of my budget now, but no bag stays pristine forever!


Last worn: tassel earrings, denim jacket, navy and gold bead necklace, mustard floral dress, Acne Pistol boots, Balenciaga envelope clutch.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and maxi skirt, mustard floral dress in summer, Acne Pistol boots and maxi dress, Balenciaga envelope clutch and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyAcne Pistol boots in third trimester, Balenciaga envelope clutch in thrid trimester.


Bags I'd Borrow From Other YouTubers:







What I wore:

Shein navy flower print flowy dress with denim jacket ankle boots micro regan mustard bag | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue instagram | Shein navy flower print flowy dress with denim jacket mustard rebecca minkoff micro regan bag ankle boots church outfit
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:


Another floral dress with an adorable mustard bag. Luckily, I managed to keep this mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag clean, even after the boys had a chocolate cookie at church and when I had our latest fluffy family member join me for photos! She is very interested in my photo taking, unlike our Shih Tzu Cooper who is over it after watching me snap pics for years 😂

While I haven't worn this navy floral swing dress with the denim biker jacket and tan ankle boots before, I have worn it with other denim jackets and ankle boots in my wardrobe and I really like this combination! The mustard bag was a fun pop of colour with the navy and this was an easy outfit for church.


Last worn: denim jacket (above), tassel necklace, navy floral dress, tan ankle boots, mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and stripes, navy floral dress and glitter shoes, tan ankle boots and skinny jeans, mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.




Floral Swing Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A floral swing dress might be a bit predictable for spring, but it's such a cute outfit! On a colder day or night a denim jacket and ankle boots can help keep you warmer, and this works in autumn too. Adding a fun bright bag like these mustard yellow ones to your floral dress is a great idea to add even more spring-like colour.



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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Final Pregnancy Outfit: Maxi Dress and Vintage Chanel Bag

This is the last pregnancy outfit I took photos of for the blog! While baby arrived a couple of weeks ago, I've been sharing the backed up outfit photos.

I've mentioned before, when I had baby T, that dressing to care for a newborn is all about just finding something clean to wear and doesn't really make for blog worthy outfits. Most of the time you want to stay at home anyway, and not get dressed up and go out. Having a little backlog of outfit posts has let me relax and not feel any pressure to get back into 'normal' clothing, and embrace the pyjama days and newborn snuggles as much as possible. Adjusting to two under two is a big change, blogging has not been at the front of my mind.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | MEV Havana maxi dress evening pregnancy date night outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap bag
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

Wore this out for a date night with hubby. Back in the first trimester, I'd optimistically booked tickets to a show just a few days before my due date. My reasoning was that I didn't want to be stuck home feeling sorry for myself, missing a sold-out show and being heavily pregnant. When I didn't go into labour the day of the show or the day after, I was glad I'd bought the tickets! It was nice to get dressed up for an evening and enjoy spending some time together before our second son arrived.

I don't see myself using my vintage Chanel bag when looking after a baby and a toddler, so it was good to have a reason to use it before packing it away for a little while.


This dress has been worn a lot over both my pregnancies, and afterwards too as it's nursing friendly. It was nice to take a final pregnancy photo in it, although I didn't know it at the time!

AwayFromBlue | Final Baby Bump Update Photo 39 Weeks


Thank you for following along with my pregnancy journey.


Last wornMothers En Vogue maxi dress, black glitter belt, Havaianas, vintage Chanel flap bag.

Other ways to wearmaxi dress and a Louis Vuitton scarf, glitter belt over a cardigan, vintage Chanel flap bag for a house party.






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Want more outfit inspiration and advice on how to come up with a wardrobe plan for your pregnancy? The ultimate guide, How to Have a Stylish Pregnancy On a Budget is available now!




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