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Monday, 10 December 2018

Black Dresses For The Office With Pink Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Darren Messenger Bag

You can add scarves to warm weather outfits by thinking a little differently about how you wear them. While these two scarves are very different, they are both pretty shades of pink and work so nicely with these little black dresses for the office. I continued the pink theme with my peony Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag.

What I wore: 

Hermes twilly scarf worn in hair as headband hairbow with black lace dress and pastel pink bag | awayfromblue

black lace dress, silver bracelet stack and Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue isntagram black lace dress with hermes twilly in hair and peony pastel oink darren messenger bag
ScarfHermes twilly worn as a headband (Confettis D'ex-Libris from 2009)
NecklaceHouse of Harlow 5 station necklace in black and silver
DressJeanswest 'Gisele' contrast lace dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

It was Melbourne Cup day so once again I broke out my Hermes twilly to tie around my hair like a headband. I did the same thing last year! This year we weren't having a big lunch like we usually do, just a few snacks to watch the race. I was stuck working on an urgent issue and missed the race and the snacks.

I wanted to feel a little more dressed up than usual for the occasion - you see so many people wearing the prettiest dresses around the office and in Brisbane on race day. This little black lace dress which sometimes seems too dressy for work was the perfect piece to wear. I really liked the way the peony pink Darren bag worked with the lace on the dress too. Was good to give this dress another wear, it's one of the little worn pieces in my wardrobe, last worn a year ago!


Last worn: black lace dress, Hermes twilly, House of Harlow necklace, Walnut Melbourne flats, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag.

Other ways to wearblack lace dress for a night out, Hermes twilly worn two ways, Walnut Melbourne flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag with stripes.

Perfect for pregnancyblack lace dress in third trimester, Hermes twilly in second trimester, Walnut Melbourne flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Darren Messenger









What I wore:

black fit and flare sleeveless dress with pink accessories statement necklace scarf as belt peony darren bag | away from blue

black dress, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram black fit and flare dress pastel pink rebecca minkoff darren bag scarf as a belt
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl leaf print scarf (c/o) (worn as belt)
NecklaceEye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Unlike the lace dress above, this classic fit and flare dress is frequently worn to the office. It's the perfect style and length and always looks good! Sometimes I like to wear a belt with it. I decided to try something a little different with my leaf print scarf and tied it as a belt around my waist. I folded the scarf over a few times, wrapped it around, and then tucked the ends back into the scarf at the back. As the dress is a thick ribbed ponte fabric, it held in place perfectly through the day.

While I think the scarf and the small Darren bag added a great touch of colour with the dress, I couldn't resist adding just a little more with this statement necklace. The colours really popped against the black, and I was feeling very confident and happy with my outfit when I stepped out of the house. Only to quickly realise on my way to work that a braided hairstyle and this crystal necklace don't work so well together. The necklace kept getting caught rather painfully in my braid through the day! Will definitely be wearing this necklace and dress together again in future, but maybe not with my hair tied so close to it 😂



Last worn: black fit and flare dress, leaf print scarf, statement crystal necklace, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag (above).

Other ways to wearblack fit and flare dress in winter, leaf print scarf and skinny jeans, silver ballet flats and purple jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag with peplum tank.

Perfect for pregnancyblack fit and flare dress in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.



Black Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A little black dress is a frequently recommended style staple. It is a classic piece to have for work. It's easy to change it up a little each time you wear it with different accessories, and to add a touch of colour. You can stick with a colourful bag like I have here, or try something a little different and add a scarf as well. You can drape a scarf over your neck or try an alternative way to wear it, like as a headband or wrapped around your waist like a belt.


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Monday, 7 May 2018

Blue Dresses and Black Accessories: Mimco Button Bag and Rebecca Minkoff Velvet Double Wrap Belt

Last month I picked up the cute Rebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap belt in the Shopbop sale. A complete impulse buy, I was just looking for something a little different to update my wardrobe as I am feeling pretty content with all the clothes I have. And I looked at accessories as the weather wasn't cooperating with all the dreams I had for buying cosy knits, it was a very warm start to autumn!

I wore the belt to the office two slightly different ways, with the same bag each time. My Mimco black button bag is a classic most Australians would recognise, and my very first 'expensive' (triple digit) handbag purchase.

What I wore:

black velvet belt over pink vest blue aztec print dress mimco button bag office outfit | awayfromblue

JORD Cora Wood Watch with Mimco Black monochrome button bag original size | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram velvet belt pink vest blue aztec print dress for office
JacketJeanswest Peri drape sleeveless jacket (on sale!)
Necklace: gifted Swarovski heart pendant
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
BeltRebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap velvet belt (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagMimco black button bag
NailsOPI Koala Bear-y

Why I wore it:

With the cooler mornings and evenings, and a bit of rain, I was excited autumn may finally be arriving in Brisbane. I did want to get more wear from this vest before it got too cold though. I find vests better suited for warmer weather. When it's cold, I want my arms covered. If was the perfect day to wear this vest though. Cool, but not too cold. When I first bought this vest, I thought of belting it. I see bloggers belting vests all the time, so that's probably what gave me the idea. This is it's tenth wear though, and the first time I've belted it!

I really liked this outfit! The dusty pink of the vest worked perfectly with the blue Aztec print in the dress, with the black belt matching the black in the dress print as well as the Mimco button bag and black ballet flats. I'm surprised it took me so long to belt this vest as I love the look. I'm glad I eventually gave it a go! The outfit was practical too - had the flu shot at work in preparation for the upcoming winter and needed my arms uncovered.


Last worn: pink vest, Aztec print dress, black ballet flats, Mimco black button bag. First time I've worn the velvet double wrap belt as it's a new purchase.

Other ways to wearpink vest and graphic tee, Aztec print dress and purple bag, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Mimco black button bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyAztec print dress in third trimester.



Review and Contents of the Mimco Button Bag (original version)







What I wore:

office french connection paisley print sheath dress black accessories and mimco button bag | away from blue

paisley print dress and mimco black button bag original on shoulder | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | black accessories and button bag with blue paisley print office sheath dress
NecklaceHouse of Harlow 5 station necklace in black and silver
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
BeltRebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap velvet belt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagMimco black button bag
NailsOPI Koala Bear-y

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above. The blue Paisley print of this dress is beautiful, but I felt the black accessories didn't look as good as they could have with it. I was really liking the outfit until I went to pick a black necklace. I don't have many, and this was the best one I could find. The velvet belt has gold hardware and this necklace has really prominent silver. I felt a little mismatched all day. I don't mind mixing gold and silver in bracelet stacks or when layering necklaces together, it just felt a little 'off' having the different metals on different accessories.

Just a minor thing, but next time I'd spend the time to hunt out a gold necklace and I'm sure I'd like the outfit better!


Last worn: Paisley print sheath dress, Walnut Melbourne flats, Mimco Button Bag (above).

Other ways to wearPaisley print sheath dress and tote bag, Walnut Melbourne flats and printed skirt, Mimco Button Bag and monochrome outfit.

Perfect for pregnancyPaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, Walnut Melbourne flats and maternity skirt.



More Velvet Belts Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A really easy way to change up the look of your favourite dress is to add a belt. It doesn't require buying anything new, as you probably already have a couple belts you could try it with. In these photos above I matched the black belt with black accessories, but you could also add a belt that contrasts with your outfit and other accessories for a pop of colour.



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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Boxing Day Sales! Bright Tanks and Printed Relaxed Fit Shorts

I love printed pieces, especially stripes, and given the choice between a plain piece and a printed piece I'll usually go for the print! Over the past couple of years I've been really trying to focus more on adding basics to my wardrobe - nice plain pieces that go with anything in my wardrobe. Plain doesn't have to mean boring though, as you can see from these fun colourful tanks. Simple style and cut but bright and cheerful colours.

For their first wear, I wore these bright tanks with some relaxed and soft printed shorts. Easy summer SAHM dressing.

What I wore:

blue tank, aqua bag, Jeanswest Parker printed shirred short. Summer SAHM style | awayfromtheblue

printed relaxed fit shorts, rebecca minkoff aqua mini MAC bag Roise Designs beaded bracelet | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram bright blue tank, Jeanswest parker printed shorts
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I was excited to wear these two new pieces together, I bought them both during separate shopping trips at the Jeanswest sale. I like that these shorts have pockets too. I was surprised to see how nicely the blue tank works with the aqua bag - I wouldn't change anything about this outfit! It was so comfortable and perfect for a hot summer day.

We took each of the boys shopping separately to let them pick out Christmas gifts for each other, then watched Santa's arrival parade at out local shopping centre. (I wore this earlier in December). To finish off a busy morning, we had swim lessons. It was a much more relaxing and quiet afternoon!


Last worn: black Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC. First time I've worn the blue tank and the printed shorts as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wear: blue tank in the office, printed tank and grey teeHavaianas in multiple seasonsRebecca Minkoff mini MAC and purple cardigan

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



Printed Relaxed Fit Shorts Under $50:








What I wore:

bright yellow tank, navy printed shorts, colourful summer outfit | away from blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | yellow and blue summer soft printed shorts outfit
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in chartreuse (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I've worn these blue printed shorts with a yellow top before, and my little mustard yellow micro Regan bag. I like blue and yellow together, and this is the first outfit I thought about when I tried on this yellow tank in store. Even if it is incredibly similar to the last time I wore these shorts with yellow!

It was a quiet Sunday, just a couple of errands in the morning, but I loved how bright and colourful this outfit was. I'm looking forward to wearing this tank a lot more - perfect addition to my wardrobe.


Last wornblue printed shortsgold HavaianasRebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC (above). First time I've worn the tank as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: yellow tank and lace pencil skirt, blue printed shorts and pink vest, Havaianas in multiple seasons, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and maternity denim.



How You Can Wear It:


An ideal wardrobe would have the perfect balance of plain pieces and printed pieces to allow for a lot of outfit options. Basic plain pieces don't have to be neutrals - add a little colour with bright basics that still pair just as nicely with printed pieces as neutrals do!




Boxing Day Sales!


Here are some of the best boxing day sales around:



  • Up to 50% off at The Iconic plus get an extra 20% off with code 'HOT20'! Same day or next day delivery available for New Year's Eve outfits! Order up to 29th December for NYE delivery.






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    Friday, 13 October 2017

    Printed Dresses and Ankle Boots for Spring with Neon Pink Mini MAC Bag

    Even though we had a pretty mild winter, it's always exciting to start wearing dresses with bare legs again. When it's the start of spring and still a little cooler, ankle boots are an essential.

    My neon pink Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag is a cute and colourful accessory, but I don't just reserve it for spring, it works brilliantly year-round.

    What I wore:

    aztec print back dress, ankle boots, denim jacket pink cross body bag for spring | Away From Blue

    neon pink rebecca minkoff mini MAC bag with little black dress | Away From The Blue

    awayfromblue isntagram little black dress denim jacket and ankle boots for spring with pink bag
    Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
    Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
    Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
    ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
    Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
    BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

    Why I wore it:

    The style challenge for the day was pretty in pink, which made the pink accessories an obvious choice. I love how the neon pink mini MAC looks with the little black dress too. It's funny, I was in Kmart the other day and saw that they have this same style dress in pink now. I still think this black dress will work nicely in spring and summer, but if you want something a little brighter for spring definitely check it out!

    Wearing the denim jacket with the dress is one of the outfit combinations I thought of when I first bought this dress. I have so many outfit ideas still, definitely a good buy.

    I just wore this to work from home and do the daycare drop off and pick up, but I added the teething necklace anyway. While I wasn't around the boys during the day, I love the colours of this necklace with the mini MAC bag, and the colour it adds to the black dress.


    Last worn: denim jacket, black tiered dress, black ankle boots, neon pink mini MAC.

    Other ways to wear: denim jacket worn 30 waysblack tiered dress worn two ways, black ankle boots in the office, neon pink mini MAC and denim shorts.

    Perfect for pregnancy: denim jacket and hidden first trimester bump, ankle boots and pregnancy announcement.



    Ankle Boots Under $50:







    What I wore:

    navy stripe tee dress for spring with Chelsea leather ankle boots neon pink mini MAC | AwayFromBlue

    navy stripe dress with cobalt bracelet and neon pink Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue

    awayfromblue instagram spring stripe tee dress and ankle boots pink mini MAC
    Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
    DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress
    ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
    Bracelets: the usual plus House of Harlow sunburst wrap bracelet in cobalt
    BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

    Why I wore it:

    A warmer spring day so the extra layer of a denim jacket needed above wasn't necessary. Still good to have ankle boots on though, and the long sleeves of this dress came in handy. I felt this dress was due another wear. One of my favourite pieces a few years back, it's been neglected recently as it was boxed away during pregnancy and breastfeeding. With the thick fabric and longer sleeves, there might not be many more opportunities to wear it again this year so I took the chance while I could. This time I wore it is still one of my favourite outfits ever.

    Was a busy morning, errands, groceries and taking toddler T for a haircut before going out for lunch followed by dinner at the inlaws in the evening. I ended up using my Ergo baby carrier in the backwards position so that I could back carry Baby Boy and still wear my bag easily without it slipping off my shoulder. I'm thrilled to have a new way to babywear after learning at the ABA mum's group recently.

    Much like the dress, this cobalt bracelet hasn't been worn a lot recently. Last time was when I was pregnant! I didn't overly accessorise while Baby Boy was little, but now that the boys are getting bigger it's nice to pick out some extra bracelets to wear. Although teething necklaces are still the safest and most practical neckwear option to wear around the toddlers!


    Last worn: navy stripe tee dress, Chelsea leather ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff pink mini MAC (above).

    Other ways to wearnavy stripe tee dress in winter, Chelsea leather ankle boots and burgundy pants, Rebecca Minkoff pink mini MAC and maxi skirt.

    Perfect for pregnancy: stripe dress and second trimester bump, Chelsea ankle boots and chambray in second trimester.



    Printed Dresses For Spring Under $50:








    How You can Wear It:


    Dresses and ankle boots is such a simple and quick outfit idea for spring. It works just as well in autumn too, although as the weather cools you may need to add an extra layer like a denim jacket or even tights.


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    Monday, 11 April 2016

    Singlets, Shorts and Kimonos: Autumn SAHM Style at 39 Weeks Pregnant

    Another pregnancy OOTD post! While baby has arrived, I've got a few more pregnancy outfits scheduled to share on the blog. I'm at home enjoying the newborn cuddles and only venturing out when we absolutely have to. You can see my new mum 'style' on instagram.


    Autumn in Brisbane didn't bring the cool change it usually does, so my autumn pregnancy style has been pretty much the same as my summer pregnancy style - maternity shorts, singlets, and printed kimonos!

    What I wore:

    Away From Blue | 39 weeks pregnant autumn outfit navy floral kimono black tank denim shorts

    AwayFromTheBlue | Mulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey
    SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
    NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey (on sale here!)
    SingletJeanswest maternity tank in black
    Shorts:  Jeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
    Shoes: black slim Havaianas thongs
    Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
    BagMulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey

    Why I wore it:

    I loved how well the Mulberry Alexa bag went with the colours of this outfit! And as I've mentioned before, this simple outfit formula of singlet, shorts and kimono makes me feel happy and comfortable each time I wear it.

    Wore this to run a few errands and attend my obstetrician appointment in the afternoon, not an overly busy day.


    Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, floral print kimono, black maternity tank, boyfriend denim shorts, Havaianas, Mulberry Foggy grey Alexa bag.

    Other ways to wearfloral print kimono and skinny jeans, black maternity tank and a maxi skirt, boyfriend denim shorts and laceMulberry Foggy Grey Alexa with pink and grey.



    Where to buy the Mulberry Alexa bag:








    What I wore:

    Away From Blue | Third Trimester maternity tank & Shorts, navy kimono and lilac bag

    AwayFromTheBlue | Mulberry regular foggy grey Alexa lilac bag with blue outfit
    JacketNew Look Petite print kimono (on sale, 70% off!)
    Necklace: Eye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
    SingletJeanswest maternity tank in white
    ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
    Shoes: slim gold Havaianas
    Bracelets: the usual plus silver and turqoise beaded bracelet set and old blue bead bracelets
    BagMulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey

    Why I wore it:

    Wore this to attend my first Australian Breastfeeding Association meeting. With all the craziness when toddler T was born (and being without a car for a while) I had never gotten around to signing up, so I figured I'd best give it a go before baby was born this time. It's always good to make new mummy friends too.

    Kept with my simple fail-safe outfit formula like I've worn above as I'd be going to a new place and meeting new people I'd only spoken to online before. For a little confidence boost it's nice to be happy with your outfit.


    Last worn: navy printed kimono, white maternity tank, bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas, Mulberry Foggy Grey Alexa (above).

    Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono with a green top, white maternity tank and a pencil skirt, bermuda denim shorts and a red bag, Mulberry Foggy grey Alexa bag in the office.











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    Friday, 1 April 2016

    Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Maxi Dresses at 38 Weeks Pregnant

    While baby has arrived, I've got a few more pregnancy outfits scheduled to share on the blog. Being behind with blogging has worked out well, I still have posts to share while I'm spending the majority of the newborn days in my PJs!


    First up, although it's April I won't be doing a budget post wrap up. I didn't buy any new clothes or accessories in March, instead shopping for a few things for baby.

    Since I didn't buy anything, I won't be sharing my purchases and just doing a my regular post with what I've been wearing. I tried to schedule as much as possible at the beginning of my maternity leave, so I had a busy couple of days of appointments and running errands. My Louis Vuitton Neverfull was a great bag to just throw everything in, and maxi dresses were easy fuss-free outfits.

    What I wore: 

    Away From Blue | 38 weeks pregnant Mothers En Vogue Havana maxi dress LV neverfull

    AwayFromTheBlue | gold beaded bracelet stack Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull
    DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
    Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
    Shoesslim gold Havaianas
    Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set
    BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

    Why I wore it:

    I may have been a little over enthusiastic with fitting everything in on this day! I had scheduled 4 appointments and spent the morning rushing around between them. Wanted something easy and simple to wear so a maxi dress was my first choice - instant outfit, no further thought needed. At 38 weeks pregnant I can't help but wonder if the next time I'll be wearing this dress I'll be picking it as it allows for easy breastfeeding.


    Last worn: glitter belt, MEV maternity maxi dress, gold Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

    Other ways to wearglitter belt with a blue dress, maternity maxi dress and sequins for Christmas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull and a graphic tee.


    Where to buy the Louis Vuitton Neverfull (Pre-Owned Bargains):







    What I wore:

    Away From Blue | 38 weeks pregnant autumn outfit Jeanswest Elodie tie dye maxi dress LV NF tote

    AwayFromTheBlue | Louis Vuitton damier azur MM medium neverfull tote on shoulder
    Necklace:  Jeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
    DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
    Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
    Bracelets: the usual plus turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
    BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

    Why I wore it:

    Unlike the outfit above, this dress wasn't my first choice for this day. I'd planned to wear my maternity denim shorts but rain got to the washing outside before I could and my shorts were too wet to wear that morning. Again I picked a maxi dress for simplicity.

    It was nice to be a little dressed up for dinner with my parents at least, and this dress is great to wear, even if not what I had planned. I've used the Louis Vuitton Neverfull as a baby bag before, but this time I tried it out with just the bare essentials and it was much more comfortable.

    I'm trying to go out now and then with just a little pouch inside my handbag with everything toddler T needs, instead of carrying the baby bag as well as my handbag. While a newborn will mean I'll definitely need to carry the baby bag around with me, limiting what I carry will be helpful with needing to take things for a newborn and a toddler. I'm terrible at over-packing and carrying more than I need!


    Last worn: tie dye maxi dress, black Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Neverfull (above).

    Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress for a night out, Louis Vuitton Neverfull and skinny jeans.









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    Wednesday, 23 March 2016

    Rebecca Minkoff Bags, Maxi Skirts and Maternity Tanks: 3rd Trimester SAHM Style

    Finishing up with sharing my #SNSColour style challenge outfits. While I'm behind with blogging, I was playing every day on instagram. I was really pleased that despite having a limited capsule wardrobe for the third trimester, I was still able to come up with something for the prompts each day.

    What I wore:

    AwayFromBlue | Green and Navy Maternity Tank Striped Maxi Skirt

    AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
    SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
    Necklace: Lovisa blue leaf long necklace
    SingletJeanswest maternity tank in sea glass
    SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
    Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
    BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in black, also printed version on sale!)

    Why I wore it:

    The style challenge for the day was navy, and while I had considered wearing my navy kimono, I decided to go with this navy striped maxi skirt instead and a navy necklace. I really liked the navy and green together, a colour combination I've been enjoying wearing lately. Nice simple outfit for taking toddler T to playgroup.


    Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarer, green maternity tank, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

    Other ways to weargreen maternity tank and floral kimono, striped maxi skirt and a graphic tee, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and denim shorts.


    Marvellous Maxi Skirts under $50:








    What I wore: 

    AwayFromBlue | Printed tank grey marle maxi skirt Third Trimester pregnancy outfit

    AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey
    SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
    NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey (on sale here!)
    TankJeanswest Sol Maternity jacquard tank (non-maternity version)
    Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
    Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
    BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

    Why I wore it:

    The final style challenge was grey, which was easy to achieve. I have a lot of grey in my wardrobe, probably because it pairs so well with blue, my favourite colour.

    Had a doctors appointment in the morning and then toddler T's gymboree lesson. It was easier keeping up with toddler T and all the sitting up and down wearing this maxi skirt than the maxi skirt above with the slit up the side like I wore previously! I really liked the combination of the printed top and plain maxi skirt too.


    Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers (above), jacquard maternity tank, grey jersey maxi skirt, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

    Other ways to wearjacquard maternity tank for the office, grey jersey maxi skirt layered up for winter, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and denim shorts.







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