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

Friday, 27 March 2020

Kmart Floral Dresses With Amerii Circle Straw Bag

Kmart and their cute and affordable floral dresses are just too hard for me to resist! While the teal dress I'm wearing below is a relatively new one my mum bought me for Christmas last year, the coral one is a frequently repeated one as I've had it a couple of years. Both are great additions to my wardrobe.

What I wore: 

kmart tropical tiered coral floral maxi dress with waterfall jacket round rattan sling bag  date night outfit | awayfromblue

coral floral maxi dress and Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | kmart floral maxi dress date night outfit gold accessories
Earrings: Prouds gold and silver spiral drop earrings
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow gold multi-strand necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

Wore this a few weeks ago, in the first week of March, when hubby surprised me with a night out. Back when a night out was still possible and sensible in Australia! With the kids at their grandparents, we headed into the city for dinner and a movie like we used to do while dating. We had a decadent dessert for dinner at Max Brenner before watching a movie in an otherwise empty cinema. We've never had a whole cinema to ourselves before!

There were of course other people around in the city, particularly at Southbank, but we kept remarking on how quiet it was. Of course now, a few weeks later, the then moderately full restaurants are now completely empty. How quickly the world changes.

As I had to pull an outfit together at short notice I went with a trusty maxi dress, and simple gold accessories with this gold necklace that was definitely over due a wear and my gold mouse flats. I added the waterfall jacket as it was a little breezy, especially when walking by the river. Being kid free I just needed my phone and wallet so this little straw bag was perfect.


Last worn: waterfall jacket, gold necklace, Kmart floral tiered maxi dress, gold mouse flats, Amerii circle bag.

Other ways to wearwaterfall jacket and shorts, Kmart floral tiered maxi dress in winter, gold mouse flats worn 30 ways, Amerii circle bag and skater dress.

Perfect for pregnancywaterfall jacket in third trimester, gold mouse flats in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Amerii Straw Round Crossbody Bag






What I wore:

Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress, Amerii round rattan sling bag birthday party at home outfit | awayfromblue

teal floral maxi dress, Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | awayfromtheblue
Necklace: Eye Candy LA gold and turquoise cuff necklace
Dress: Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

I'll be honest - the bag is completely for show here, because what else would I do with my hands when taking a pic 😂 Unlike the outfit above, this outfit was planned out well in advance. With my son's birthday party last week we'd sent out the invites, bought all the cake ingredients, decorations, party bags, party favours...and then we were told to enforce social distancing in Australia. We figured maybe as it was in a park we would still be okay.... but then we were told that grandparents shouldn't see their grandkids.

So we very regretfully had to cancel my son's birthday celebrations. I know people around the world are dealing with worse and it's a minor inconvenience, but as a mum you don't want to see your kids upset!

We went ahead with the party at home, just us, his brother and the dogs. We still played party games, still had party food and all the decorations, and I still wore the outfit (and the bag!) I'd planned even though we didn't leave our house. I wouldn't ordinarily wear such a pretty dress if no-one would see it - but I felt like I should still put the effort in to get dressed up like I would if he'd had the party we planned.


Last worn: teal floral dressgold necklace, Havaianas, Amerii round straw bag (above).

Other ways to wearteal floral dress for ChristmasAmerii round straw bag in winter.


Floral Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A fun floral dress is an easy instant outfit and a great way to feel a little more dressed up. A neutral jacket is a nice layer for a cooler evening, or you can just let the dress shine on its own with minimal accessories and no additional layers.



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Friday, 27 December 2019

Maxi Dresses and Kimonos With Boxing Day Sales!

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

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

What I wore:


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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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



Boxing Day Sales and Discount Codes:







What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

Perfect for pregnancyblue printed maxi dress in third trimester.




Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

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



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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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