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Monday, 14 October 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Two Ways To Wear Kmart Teal Floral Boho Midi Dress

Two ways to wear this beautiful Kmart teal floral print midi dress I picked up on clearance for just $12! A little bit different for today's Weekday Wear Linkup, only one of these outfits was worn during the week, the other on the weekend. Thought it would be interesting to show the different ways I've styled this dress for a weekday in the office and for a kid's birthday party on the weekend.

What I wore:

kmart teal floral midi dress boho for the office with black jersey blazer flats tote bag | awayfrombue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram spring office outfit kmart teal floral midi dress black blazer brisbane botanic gardens
Earrings: Kmart teal tassel earrings
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress (new purchase)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

I bought this dress on impulse, but when I got it home I thought it may work for the office with the modest length and neckline. It's a little more boho than I'd usually wear to work, but I think the black blazer looked perfect with it and I got so many compliments on this in the office! I was so happy to share it was only $12 at Kmart too, haha!

To keep things simple I went with my trusty black ballet flats to wear with the black jersey blazer. These flats have been worn over 100 times and are still going strong!

To try formalise the dress a little more I added this big Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag, it's great for the office with the structured shape. I liked the navy with the teal dress too!


Last worn: black jersey blazer, teal earringsblack ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote bag. First time I've worn the dress on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearblack jersey blazer and jeans, black ballet flats and a-line skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack jersey blazer in third trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote bag in third trimester.


ICYMI: What I Bought Last Month







What I wore:

kmart teal floral midi dress for backyard party with sunhat and gold sandals | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag with teal floral midi dress | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart teal floral print midi dress birthday party outfit with little red Rebecca Minkoff bag sunhat
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

A very different way to wear this dress! I actually wore this just a few days after the outfit above. I was that eager to wear the dress again, with a 5th birthday party to attend I knew it would be perfect. I wanted the longer sleeves for sun coverage, and the longer length was great for sitting on the floor with the kids as they enjoyed the party food. I did feel that the sunhat and the dress may have been a little too dressy for a backyard birthday party but it was the sunhat or borrowing one of my husband's baseball caps and the sunhat looked a lot better!

As it was a hot day I went with simple gold sandals, and then added a little extra colour to the teal outfit with the red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag. It was such a well-organised party, the boys and I had a great time. I was so glad I'd worn the hat too, we ended up sitting in the sun and making the most of the beautiful day before the storm blew in.


Last worn: sun hat, Kmart teal floral midi dress (above), rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearsun hat and maxi dress, rose gold sandals and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancysun hat in second trimester.


Floral Midi Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A floral midi dress is an easy one and done outfit choice, and the long sleeves mean you don't have to worry about bracelets, but you can still change up the look with accessories! You can try adding a classic blazer and tote bag for the office, and make it work on the weekends too with simple sandals, a mini bag and a sunhat for sun protection.




Weekday Wear Linkup #40


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Friday, 27 September 2019

Shopping Haul: What I Bought In September & How I've Worn It

So.....after a rather large haul last month I wasn't expecting to buy much of anything this month. I ended up impulse buying quite a few things, with all of the sales going on tempting me!


What I Bought In September: Haul Video




In the video:

  • Kmart teal tassel earrings
  • Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
  • Kmart teal floral print midi dress
  • Target Preview navy long sleeve collared shirt
  • thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
  • thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
  • thrifted statement gunmetal hardware necklace
  • thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace


Why I Bought It:


With an event looming in October, I needed to find an outfit that fit the dress code. After trying a few options in my wardrobe I decided nothing was quite what I wanted to wear, and so I decided to hit up some local opshops. I had an idea in my head for what I needed to complete my outfit - either an accessory or something to go over my dress.

After spending a week looking for the perfect outfit topper I gave up and decided to go for an accessory instead. The difficulty with looking for necklaces that may work with a formal dress is that you can't wear the formal dress while thrifting, it's a tad overdressed, ha! So I ended up buying a couple of options...and then in the end my mum found the perfect thing in another opshop and bought it for me so I'm not going to wear any of the necklaces I bought to the event! I still like statement necklaces though so expect these to get some wear outside the event, and at just $3 each it was hard to say no.

The Kmart finds were kind of planned. My friend Jess had got an awesome earring haul from the Kmart clearance so I headed into the store to check them out, and ended up spotting this pretty floral dress too reduced to just $12 so that had to come home with me as well!

The Target blouse was a last minute buy at the end of the month - I went into Target to check out the clearance sale and this was reduced from $39 to just $10 so I had to buy it. Luckily for my wallet, none of the other bargains (tops for $5!) I tried on fit right on me.

How I've Worn It:



As you would expect from impulse buys, I didn't manage to wear everything twice to reach my goal of 'wearing things twice in the month I buy them'. A big flag to me that even if it's a bargain I don't need to buy everything I see! I need to take a moment to stop and consider how things will work for my life ahead for the month. After completing #6monthsWithoutShopping 2 years ago I was doing pretty well curbing the impulse buys, I need to make sure I don't fall back into my bad habits!

I do expect I will get wear from these pieces, but statement earrings and necklaces are not everyday wear for me and something I need to be considerate when I wear - pointy pieces are not good when giving toddler cuddles, and big bold necklaces are not the kind of thing I would normally wear to the playground with the kids.

Next month is "Buy Nothing New Month" and it would be great to achieve it this year! I do still have one Jeanswest gift card left from Christmas though...


The 30% off birthday sale at the Iconic is providing me further temptation, as is the Shopbop sale!



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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Space Dye Tees With Bright Scarves and Colourful Skinny Jeans

Adding colour to two neutral space dye tees with scarves and different shades of denim.

I recently thrifted these two space dye tees, bringing my collection up to 3 space dye tops, all thrifted! Maybe space dye was a trend a while back and now everyone is over it? I am really loving it though, it's a nice twist on an otherwise basic tee. Both of these tees were pieces in my "fill a bag for $5" opshop sale haul.

What I wore:


double denim matching red skull scarf and skinny jeans with cream space dye tee balenciaga part time | awayfromblue

red skinny jeans, Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | double denim SAHM style space dye tee red skinny jeans skull scarf balenciaga part time ba
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfAlexander McQueen red skull-print modal and cashmere-blend scarf
Tee: thrifted Kmart space dye cream and black longline top (new purchase)
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Was thrilled to get this tee new with tags in the opshop! It's just a Kmart one and the original price sticker wasn't very high but it's good to be able to give new life to a piece someone kindly donated rather than throwing away.

The black dye running through this white tee makes me a little more confident wearing it. I'm a bit clumsy so white is not my usual go to colour, but the different colours in this make it easier to wear and hopefully will make anything I do spill on it less noticeable 😂

Went matchy-matchy with this, wearing my red Alexander McQueen skull scarf and skinny jeans together. The red jeans were also a thrift find! The blue denim jacket was a nice way to wear double denim but I ended up taking it and the scarf off and on through the day as it heated up.

A busy day of getting things done as I was kid free! Tax return done, more Christmas shopping done and after running a few more errands I treated myself to a massage!


Last worn: denim biker jacket, red skinny jeans, red skull scarf, black Ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag.  First time I've worn the tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to weardenim biker jacket and tee dress, red skinny jeans and kimono, red skull scarf with monochrome outfit, black Ballet flats and wrap dress, Balenciaga part time bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyred skull scarf in second trimester, skinny jeans in second trimester, black Ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


Balenciaga Vs Rebecca Minkoff:







What I wore:

space dye peplum tee with olive skinny jeans mini 5 zip bag and mustard crinkle scarf | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | space dye peplum tee olive skinny jeans mustard scarf SAHM playdate outfit
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in mustard (new purchase)
Top: thrifted black and white space dye peplum tee (new purchase)
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag

Why I wore it:

Wearing more new (and new to me!) things for a busy day. We had a playdate in the park after swimming lessons, and another Lion King toy swap day, and our new fluffy family member was being dropped off before I went out for the night with some Instagrammers. It was busy but manageable until... just as we were leaving the park my son poked himself in the eye with a stick.

Added a trip to emergency to our crazy day, but thankfully the scratches were minor and we were seen pretty quickly and on our way home again to get things ready for our fluffy guest.

I like mustard and olive together so this newly purchased scarf was an obvious choice when I wanted to add a little more colour to the neutral olive jeans and peplum tee outfit. I think it worked nicely with the emerald green of the bag too! The green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag is another new purchase too!

Despite the hectic day, I liked this comfortable outfit and this tee has become a firm favourite! Such a great opshop find. I had a quick change into something more suitable for drinks and a night out - after the hectic day I was looking forward to just relaxing, and changing out of this dirt and tear stained outfit after the stick incident!


Last worn: olive skinny jeans, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag. First time I've worn the scarf and tee on the blog as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wearolive skinny jeans for long-haul flight, gold mouse flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and matching necklace.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.



Space Dye Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A classic tee is a wonderful wardrobe basic for mum life and a space dye effect adds just a little more interest to a neutral piece. It's so easy to change up the look each time you wear it by adding colourful accessories like scarves, bags, or bright jeans.



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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Layering Up Sundresses With Knotted Knits In Winter

These adorable Kmart strappy tiered sundresses from the past two summers are so perfect for the summer heat and humidity in Brisbane. I've layered them up a little for autumn and spring before, but decided to take advantage of some warmer winter days to wear them with more layers! Using my go-to petite style hack of knotting a jumper over a dress to create these outfits.

What I wore:

grey marle knit knotted over kmart strappy tiered aztec print sundress in winter tall boots red bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | red rebecca minkoff micro avery bag grey marle knit knotted over tiered sundress
Knit: thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

This cute grey knit, a $1 opshop buy at the start of the year, is a longer length with an uneven hem. It means there is a lot of it to tie up when I want to knot it over a dress, but I think it makes the knot more of a feature. Just like last time I knotted this knit, I really liked this outfit! I think the grey knit paired so nicely with the black tiered sundress, and the tan boots were a cosy and comfortable option.

The outfit felt a little too neutral so I added the fun red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag for a touch of colour. I think it was the perfect finishing touch!

It was great to be wearing something I felt happy and comfortable in because I stopped to take these photos on the way to church, at a spot I'd been driving by for a few weeks and thinking how good it would be to take photos there. I hopped out the car, setup the tripod and then a car drove by...and another, and another. Turns out the "little side road" I'd seen actually had a very busy gym in the middle of it and it must have been near the time classes started or finished. I'm awkward enough in public when someone else is taking my photo, it felt even weirder just being there with my tripod! I couldn't pack everything back in the car quick enough, haha!


Last worn: grey knit, beaded necklace, Aztec print sundress, slouchy tan boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag.

Other ways to weargrey knit and olive jeans, Aztec print sundress in summer, slouchy tan boots and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and pencil skirt.



My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:






What I wore:

cobalt knit knotted over watercolour print tiered sundress with leggings glitter sneakers rebecca minkoff small darren bag | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | layering knotted knit over printed tiered kmart sundress
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Knit: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
Dress: Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Although this outfit follows the same formula as the one above, just a more colourful version, I didn't like this one as much. I think possibly because this knit wasn't knotted as tightly and looks a bit more relaxed and slouchy. Being petite, it helps to tie it in a fixed line and have a more defined waist. It looks okay, just not as good as I imagined in my head when I thought up the outfit!

As it was a warmer day, I skipped the fleece-lined tights I'd worn above and just wore leggings and my fun sparkly Kmart glitter sneakers. I even considered going without the leggings and having bare legs, but in the shade at the playground I was glad I'd picked the leggings!

Added a little more colour to this already colourful dress by matching the blush floral print to the pink tassel necklace and Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag. The bag is one I've worn with this dress in the past, I just love the combination.


Last worn: cobalt knit, pink tassel necklace, printed tiered sundress, glitter sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger.

Other ways to wearcobalt knit and purple jeans, printed tiered sundress in summer, glitter sneakers and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger in the office.




Tiered Sundresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A pretty tiered sundress isn't just for summer! You can add more warmth to a spaghetti strap dress with a cosy knit on top, tied at the waist to give your outfit a little more definition. It's a great option for a warmer winter day when you don't need a lot of extra layers.


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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Two Ways To Wear Grey Kmart Leopard Print Tee In Winter

I saw this leopard print tee in Kmart and was tempted to buy it, at just $9. I decided I didn't need another grey tee though and put it back. When I stumbled across it again at just $2, I knew I had to get it! It's so soft and the leopard print is nice and subtle, it's so easy to wear! I've worn it two different ways below.

What I wore:

wearing kmart leopard print tee with green skinny jeans navy cardigan mum style winter | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey leopard print tee worn with colourful winter layers skinny jeans cardigan regan bag mum style
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Such a simple mum outfit: jeans, a tee, and Converse. Easily made suitable for winter with a cosy cardigan on top. To make this outfit a little more interesting, I went with bright green skinny jeans. While not as cheap as the leopard print tee, they were an opshop find and so also affordable, at just $5.

The green jeans and navy cardigan are a colour combination I often wear together, and I thought they complimented the neutral grey tee nicely. An easy outfit for a day at the playground and the library with the boys.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, circle pendant necklace, green skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag. First time I've worn the tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan worn two ways, green skinny jeans and wrap top, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.


Handbag Comparison: Rebecca Minkoff Regan and Micro Regan










What I wore:

wearing a grey leopard print tee in monochromatic winter maxi skirt and leather jacket outfit yellow bag | away from blue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | leather jacket maxi skirt and yellow bag way to wear grey leopard print tee in winter
JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

A busy day meant another easy outfit for mum life - this maxi skirt is a firm favourite, and the grey leopard print tee with it created a rather monochromatic outfit, especially with the leather jacket. I needed the jacket in the cooler morning but with a day of rushing around to appointments, it came off before lunchtime.

This outfit wasn't as colourful as the first one, so I couldn't resist adding a little extra colour to this with the mustard Rebecca Minkoff mirco Regan bag. Such a fun pop of colour!


Last worn: printed leather jacket, House Of Harlow sunburst necklace, leopard print tee (above), black maxi skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket worn 30 ways, black maxi skirt and foil tee, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyankle boots in second trimester.



Leopard Print Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed tee is a wardrobe staple, especially when paired with a pair of jeans. To mix things up a little you can try colourful denim instead, or swap your skinny jeans for a maxi skirt, which still provides the coverage you need when running around after two toddlers!


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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Kmart Tiered Sundresses With Rebecca Minkoff Edie Crossody Bag In Magenta

These Kmart sundresses are such good buys. When we had a few days of cooler weather I thought I'd better give them 'one last wear' for summer temperatures, before I'd have to layer them up for autumn. Of course I didn't have to worry as March brought another summer heatwave despite being the official start to autumn! My 'summer' outfits will still be continuing for a while!

What I wore:

little black tiered sundress with silver glitter sneakers magenta pink rebecca minkoff edie bag | awayfromblue

little black dress, Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue little black tiered printed sundress with silver glitter sneakers rebecca minkoff edie crossbody bag
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

I was sure that I'd worn these shoes and this little black dress together before until I went to write this post! While I paid the full $15 for the dress at Kmart, the shoes were a $8 sale find I stumbled across a few months later. I love the look of a pretty dress with casual shoes, and I decided with a cooler morning that closed in shoes would be a nice choice to keep me warm and negate the need for any extra layering over the dress. Of course it turned into such a warm day!

Ran a quick errand in the morning, then took the boys to the playground so I could get some more study time in.

Didn't need to carry much, as usual when I have the boys with me I have the baby bag as well, so I just carried the essentials in the Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag. I love how the magenta pops with the black!


Last worn: Kmart Aztec print sundress, blue beaded necklace, silver glitter sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag.

Other ways to wearKmart Aztec print sundress and ankle boots, silver glitter sneakers and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag and maxi skirt.



What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Edie Cross Body









What I wore:



Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Dress: Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

Another simple sundress outfit. Unlike the one above, I scored this on sale and it was just $2! With the blue base of the dress and the pastel pink floral print, I thought the magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag was a good third colour to add to the mix. I did wish I'd picked a different necklace looking back at the photos though, this navy tassel necklace is a much loved Christmas gift, but it kind of blends in with the dress in the pics. I love the way it looks with a plain white tee!

Had a quiet day with the daycare drop off and pick up and working from home before an appointment for my son in the evening.


Last worn: blue and pink tiered dress, navy tassel necklace, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag (above).

Other ways to wearblue and pink tiered dress and pastel bag, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag and denim shorts.




Tiered Sundresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:


A simple sundress is a good way to beat the summer (or unexpected Autumn!) heat. Add a fun cross body bag in a bold colour and it's a great outfit formula for a hot day.


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