Showing posts with label MAB Camera Bag. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MAB Camera Bag. Show all posts

Friday, 19 July 2019

Matching Shoes and Bags: Atmos&Here Lola Ankle Boots With Skinny Jeans, Tees and Printed Scarves

Should you match your shoes to your bag? This is an old fashion 'rule' that seems to be rarely followed nowadays! I mostly have neutral shoes and bright bags, but when I do stumble across a matching pair of shoes and bag, it's fun to wear them together like I have below, with my tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

These Atmos&Here Lola tan ankle boots are new ones I purchased recently to replace my old ones that literally fell to pieces when I pulled them out of storage this autumn.

What I wore:

grey maxi cardigan with red skinny jeans black tee tan scarf ankle boots and bag RM MAB camera SAHM style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | matching shoes to bag tan ankle boots mab camera bag red skinny jeans scarf and black tee
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfASOS crinkle oversized leopard print scarf
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
Shoes: Atmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots (new purchase)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I couldn't resist making all my accessories match in this outfit! With the bright red skinny jeans I thought the matching neutral tan ankle boots and MAB camera bag would be a good combination. The scarf was needed to keep me warm on a cooler Sunday morning as we went to church, and I think the leopard print, while not an exact match, compliments the bag and ankle boots nicely!

I kept everything else in my outfit neutral to let the red jeans shine - while I've never worn this particular black tee with the grey cardigan before, grey and black are colours I like wearing with these red skinny jeans.


Last worn: grey maxi cardigan, leopard print scarf, black tee, red skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've shared the boots on the blog as they were a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: grey maxi cardigan and maxi dress, leopard print scarf and ombre knit, black tee and pink shorts, red skinny jeans and matching scarf, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and striped skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: red jeans in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

matching tan crossbody bag and ankle boots with navy and green jeans and tee cardigan scarf outfit | away from blue

navy cardigan and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instgram | mums tyle jeans tee cardigan scarf navy green outfit with matching shoes and bag
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl navy Geo print tassel scarf (c/o)
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoes: Atmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another very similar outfit combination to the one above! Again I stuck with a cosy cardigan, printed scarf, black tee and bright skinny jeans, accessorised with my matching tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

With the bright green skinny jeans being such a burst of colour in my outfit I went with a plain black tee, similar to the outfit above. I added in another colour with the navy waterfall cardigan and geometric print scarf though. Such an easy outfit formula!

I really like the way the matching tan bag and shoes worked with the green and blue in the outfit, they are a nice neutral combination and this made for a simple outfit for a day with the boys, running errands and visiting the library and the playground.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, navy scarf, black v-neck tee, green skinny jeans, tan ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan worn two ways, navy scarf and little black dress, black v-neck tee for international flight, green skinny jeans and jumper, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and printed shorts.


Tan Ankle Boots Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

If you have a pair of shoes that match a handbag, why not wear them together? You can add extra accessories like a scarf to your outfit to tie in the matchy-matchy even more, or use the matching shoes and bag to 'bookend' a colourful outfit like I have in the second outfit.



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Friday, 28 June 2019

Orange Camis and Black Skinny Jeans

Layering up some orange camis for winter with black skinny jeans. Surprisingly, both of these camis came from my family! One from my sister's wardrobe, the other a gift from my mum.

What I wore:

jeanswest kitty moto jacket double denim with black skinny jeans peach cami mums night out dinner outfit | awayfromblue

double denim with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromthebluef

awayfromblue Instagram | double denim biker jacket with skinny jeans peach ruffle cami silver mini MAC bag
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TopJeanswest peach ruffle cami
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Continuing on with catching up with everyone after our Europe trip, I joined my mum friends for a rare night out. The last one we had was last year! It was good to dress up a little, but I wanted to keep things simple. Jeans and a nice top is a staple "I don't know what to wear" outfit, and was perfect for our dinner date.

The pastel cami is a piece I got from one of my sister's wardrobe clear outs. It was a nice combination with my pale denim moto jacket (a recent purchase) and a nice contrast with the black denim jeans. Of course I couldn't resist matching the blue in the denim jacket with the beaded necklace and the statement earrings. I do love a little matchy-matchy! That's why I picked my metallic Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag to wear too, to match the silver hardware on the jacket.


Last worn: denim jacket, peach cami, beaded necklace, Nobody Denim jeans, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wear: denim jacket and maxi skirtpeach cami and pleated skirt, Nobody Denim jeans and blazer, black ballet flats and swing dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag for a wedding.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag in second trimester.


My Rebecca Minkoff Handbag Collection:






What I wore:

wool cardigan with neon orange cami colourful statement necklace printed jeans SAHM style | away from blue

neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with wool cardigan | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | wool maxi cardigan printed jeans and orange cami rebecca minkoff mab camera bag
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
TopNew Look orange strappy cami top
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I was eager to wear this neon orange cami that my mum bought for me in the sales. My sister was buying the black one, and mum knows how much I love colour so thought I'd like this orange one. I love it so much! It has a great strappy back that I'll hopefully get to show off after winter!

A colder day meant I wore a similar outfit combo to the one above but swapped the denim jacket for a cosy wool maxi cardigan. This was perfectly comfortable for church, and kept me warm. Even with the bright orange cami, I wanted to add a little more interest to the outfit with the bold statement necklace and the printed jeans. It made for a really fun outfit!

With all the colour and print, I thought the neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag would be the best accessory. I like how the tan worked with the orange cami as well as the neutral black and grey.


Last worn: wool cardigan, Ruby Olive necklace, Sass & Bide jeans, black ballet flats (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've worn the cami as it's a recent addition to my wardrobe.

Other ways to wearwool cardigan and printed scarf, Sass & Bide jeans with red cardi, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in second trimester.



Orange Camis Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A bold orange cami is so fun to wear! You can keep it simple and wear it with black skinny jeans; adding more colour, print or texture to your outfit with accessories or jackets.



What I Bought In June:


I'd normally do a separate post and video for this, but I only bought two things so I'm just adding it onto this post!




Not expecting any purchases next month as I'll be doing #noBuyJuly again for the forth year in a row. Something I need as I've spent more this year than I expected to!


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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Denim Jacket And Striped Maxi Skirts With Grey Tees and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

I blame jet lag after returning home to Brisbane for these two outfits looking incredibly similar! 😂 You know I love my outfit formulas - denim jacket, a grey tee and a striped maxi skirt was such an easy option. I do try to make my outfits look a little different when I repeat something again a few days later, but in my jet lagged haze and rush to get out the door I ended up grabbing the same denim jacket both times instead of a different one each time. Oh well! At least the necklaces, skirts and shades of grey in the tees are different!

What I wore:

easy mum style jeanswest denim biker jacket and grey tee with jersey navy stripe maxi skirt | awayfromblue

navy stripe maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | SAHM mum style navy stripe maxi skirt grey tee denim jacket rebecca minkoff camera bag
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a day with the boys, trying to get back into our usual routines after returning from Europe! We went to the playground and the library and did a little bit of grocery shopping. I needed a nice easy outfit, so a simple grey tee and striped maxi skirt seemed the best fuss-free way to dress. The splits up the side of this maxi skirt mean it doesn't get worn much in winter, but when I wore this back at the start of the month it was a milder day. It felt really warm compared to the cold temps we'd experienced on the other side of the world too! 😂

This Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag was overdue a wear - I'd considered taking it overseas with me so that I could wear it to the wedding, but I went with the little silver mini MAC in the end. I was glad I'd taken the mini MAC, but still wanted to wear this camera bag when I got home.


Last worn: grey tee, tassel necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've worn the denim jacket as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to weargrey tee and olive pants, navy stripe maxi skirt and band tee, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag









What I wore:

jeanswest denim biker jacket with grey v neck tee striped maxi skirt and camera bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with striped maxi skirt | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | denim jacket grey tee black striped maxi skirt rebecca minkoff MAB camera bag
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket (new purchase)
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Skirt: Target black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another day with the kids, another easy outfit, with a different grey tee and striped maxi skirt, but again the same outfit formula, with the same denim jacket, shoes and Rebecca Minkoff bag. I actually ended up taking the denim jacket off in the morning - it was such a nice day and we spent it at a park in the bayside, soaking up the sun.

This black striped maxi skirt is one that hasn't been worn in a while. A pregnancy purchase when I was pregnant with my eldest boy, it's a piece I've already hit 30 wears on. When I'm thinking of things to wear I usually pass over this skirt for another one that hasn't hit 30 wears yet, but on this day I wanted to go back to an old favourite!


Last worn: denim jacket (above), beaded necklace, grey v-neck tee, black striped maxi skirt, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey v-neck tee and shorts, black striped maxi skirt worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey v-neck tee in second trimester, black striped maxi skirt at 39 weeks.


Striped Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A striped maxi skirt is an easy wardrobe staple for stay at home mum days, and can be paired with the ever classic grey tee so you don't have to worry about prints clashing. For cooler days, you can add a denim jacket on top.


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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Olive Embroidered Pieces: Tanks and Soft Shorts

Making the most of the autumn heatwave where it felt like summer just a few weeks ago and wearing some more tanks and soft shorts outfits. I picked these green tanks to wear after seeing a post on Jodie's blog about wearing different shades of green, and realised these tanks were overdue a wear.

What I wore:


olive embroidered tank, printed culotte shorts, rebecca minkoff camera bag heatwave mum style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram olive embroidered tank, black printed shorts, rebecca minkoff camera bag
Tank: Target embroidered khaki tank
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I had thought about wearing a kimono with this outfit, but when it was 39 degrees (102 Fahrenheit) I decided to keep it simple with just the tank and soft shorts. Spent one of my usual days with the boys, attending the playground and library in the morning and trying to fit in a few errands too. We didn't spend long at the playground though due to the heat!

This olive embroidered tank was a complete impulse buy from the Target sale rack a couple of years ago and every time I wear it I'm grateful to my past self for picking it up! It worked perfectly for breastfeeding, the long loose style letting me pull it up on one side while still keeping my belly covered. And on a hot day the loose flowing fabric was perfectly cool.

Paired with some light shorts and then the rose gold sandals to match the gold hardware on the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag, perfect outfit.


Last worn: olive embroidered tank, black printed shorts, rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearolive embroidered tank for travel, black printed shorts in monochrome outfit, rose gold sandals and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi skirt.



What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

two shades of green in one outfit striped tank embroidered shorts and white kimono | away from blue

olive shorts, tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | two shades of green in one outfit striped tank and soft shorts kimono converse
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
TankCotton On stripe sailor tank in dusky green / grey marle
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This was the outfit that came to mind when talking with Jodie in the comments of her blog post, about trying two green pieces together. I thought this striped tank would be a nice match with the olive embroidered shorts. I was surprised when I put the two together and realised the tank wasn't as olive as I'd thought, more of a khaki! I decided to try it anyway, but at the last minute added a bit of brightness to all the neutrals with the plain white kimono.

I have a lot of kimonos in my collection, and this plain white one comes in helpful when I can't decide what printed one to wear, as it goes with everything! It came in helpful at the playground too for a bit of a blocker against the mozzies, they have been particularly bad in the Bayside lately!

Again I stuck with the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag, the tan is a nice neutral with the olive tones. Picked closed in shoes as it was a little cooler, and Converse are so comfortable for running around the playground with the boys.


Last worn: white crochet kimono, navy and gold tassel necklace, green and grey striped tank, olive embroidered shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearwhite crochet kimono and printed shorts, green and grey striped tank and skinny jeans, olive embroidered shorts and printed scarf, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygreen and grey striped tank in second trimester, Converse in second trimester.


Olive Embroidered Pieces Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

I find green a tricky colour to wear, but olive is a nice neutral! You can play it safe like I have in the first outfit by wearing it with other neutrals, black and tan and gold all work nicely. If you're feeling more adventurous, you can branch out a little more and try two green pieces together like I have in the second outfit with the olive embroidered shorts, for something a little different.


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Friday, 12 April 2019

Printed Maxi Dresses, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

This little tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag was a Christmas gift and I'm thrilled with how well it works in my wardrobe. It's the perfect neutral cross body bag to wear with a lot of colour and print, as I'm wearing it here with two printed maxi dresses.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress with tassel necklace and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | SAHM style shopping day Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress neutral camera bag
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Cooper posing in these pics makes me giggle! I actually wore this quite a few weeks ago, back in February! Decided to wear this pretty maxi dress for a day out shopping with my sister and the boys. My sister had a lot of gift cards to spend after Christmas, as did I, so we spent some time checking out a few different stores. As much as you can with two little boys under 5! I'd taken them to the playground before to tire them out a bit, but it was still a tricky endeavour managing to shop. I did do a little shopping though, and picked up this tee at Jeanswest.

Jeanswest was one of our last stops as the boys were ready for a nap! Luckily the staff found their overtired antics amusing, and gave them some stickers which they were thrilled with. Was a really fun day.

Not the first time I've worn this maxi dress with a tassel necklace, I really love the look! I thing the blush one worked so nicely with it. While the Rebecca Minkoff camera bag doesn't match the sandals exactly, they are similar enough that I liked the combination.


Last worn: printed maxi dress, blush tassel necklace, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearprinted maxi dress on Christmas day, studded sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in third trimester.



What's In My Bag: MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress bright coral with neutral tan rebecca minkoff mab camera bag cross body | away from blue

tropical floral print maxi dress and tan rebecca minkoff mab camera bag cross body | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress stay at home mum style
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Again an outfit from a while ago. It was a little windy on the day I wore this, my dress seems to be hiding Cooper! With the possibility of Cyclone Oma hitting on the weekend, I took the boys out for a morning in the playground to burn off some energy. Just a simple dress as it was a hot day despite the breeze.

After some time at the playground we headed to the shops to stock up on some snacks, just in case we were stuck inside all weekend. Luckily the cyclone blew back out to sea quite quickly and there were no major impacts.

Again I paired this neutral cross body MAB camera bag with the colourful printed maxi dress, it's a good combination even if this dress has a different mix of colour and print than the one above.


Last worn: tropical print tiered maxi dress, gold and blush beaded necklace, gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to weartropical print tiered maxi dress under a tee, gold sandals and tee dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and printed shorts.




Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:




The first printed maxi dress that I'm wearing above is actually on sale for $41 at the moment, the price is wrong here.

How You Can Wear It:

A fun, colourful printed maxi dress is so easy to wear when you pick neutral accessories to wear with it. A tan cross body bag like this MAB camera bag works well with any colour or print.


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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Thrifted Outfits: Printed Tees and Maxi Skirts With New Rebecca Minkoff Bags

I think these outfits sum up my style perfectly! Thrifted maxi skirts and tees, with some splurge-worthy bags. Because why spend a lot on clothes when you could put that money towards the bag budget instead? 😂


I've been thrifting a lot more in recent years - it was helped by having an opshop (thrift store) right next to the playgroup we went to weekly. Although it's now closed down it helped me see that I could maybe swing 10-15 minutes to browse if there were some toys around for the boys to play with! I've been looking further afield at different opshops to find a nice replacement store, which of course has lead to buying things as I browsed! It's meant I could pull these outfits together really cheaply (if you don't count the cost of the bags I accessorised with!)

What I wore:

thrifted printed tee ruffle maxi skirt summer sahm style outfit with rebecca minkoff edie cross body | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | kids birthday party mum outfit printed tee maxi skirt rebecca minkoff edie cross body bag magenta
Tee: thrifted Kmart abstract blob print tee
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

This skirt is recently purchased - both it and the tee were only $1 each. While I do already have a black drawstring waist maxi skirt, it doesn't have the ruffled hem and does have splits up each side which limits when I can wear it. I can see this working for cooler weather with some ankle boots, and being petite I wasn't going to turn down a perfect length maxi skirt for just $1. I suspect it may have been altered before to suit its previous equally short owner!

The perfect outfit for a busy day. First wearing of my new Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag too. I scored this in the January sales, and while it took a few weeks to arrive it was worth the wait! Wore this to a birthday party at McDonalds in the morning and then watching church online at my friends house in the evening.

With the bold abstract print on the tee and the bright cross body bag, I didn't feel this outfit needed a necklace.


Last worn: abstract print tee, Havaianas. First time I've worn the ruffle maxi skirt and Edie bag too as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wear abstract print tee and denim shorts.


What I Bought In January And February - Opshop Haul:






What I wore:

space dye tee and mixed print maxi skirt opshopped outfit thrift finds and rebecca minkoff bag | away from blue

mixed print thrifted maxi skirt and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram summer printed maxi skirt and tee thrifted opshopped outfit with mab camera bag
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Skirt: thrifted tribal print maxi skirt
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another completely thrifted outfit if you exclude the accessories! This tee was even cheaper than the one above, working out to just 67 cents as I got it in a 'fill a bag for $2' sale with a few other pieces. This is its sixth wear too, getting great cost per wear.

I've tried print mixing with it before, this time around I thought I'd pair it with this printed maxi skirt. Which I got in the same $2 bag of clothes. It was originally a dress, and I decided to have it altered into a skirt. It's such a fun summer piece.

I liked the way that the space dye tee worked with the mixed prints on the skirt, and I think the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag tied the two pieces together nicely. Since the bag was a Christmas gift, that leaves the sandals to be the most expensive part of my outfit and I purchased them for $20!



Last worn: black printed tee, gold and navy beaded necklacemixed print maxi skirt, gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag.

Other ways to wearblack printed tee in the office, mixed print maxi skirt and denim jacket, gold sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag and frill sleeve tees.




How You Can Wear It:

There is a false assumption that you need to wear a new outfit every day or you can't rewear things - in fashion in general, not just in blog land. I definitely challenge that and I enjoy showing you different ways to wear things in every post, and my 30 wears series to illustrate that you don't need new things all the time. And you certainly don't need to spend a lot when you do buy things!

You can easily find a bargain piece or two to update your wardrobe and make things feel fresh without maxing out your credit cards. Opshops, thrift stores, eBay, sale sections, all are good ways to make your fashion budget go a little further and give you the thrill of something new, so you can have a little more money to splurge on the things you care more about. That means more money for handbags for me obviously! 😂

In blogging, there is pressure to wear new things, things you can link and generate commissions on sales of. And I truly do appreciate those of you who buy things through the affiliate links I share to give me a little extra money for my hobby. But I'd much rather be a useful blog, that gives you inspiration for ways to wear pieces you already have and encourages you to rewear pieces to get more value from the things you've bought.


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Friday, 22 February 2019

Printed Tees and Denim Shorts With Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

With the summer heatwave back in January, shorts and a tee were all I could face wearing! Of course I tried to make the outfits a little different by wearing printed tees and adding some accessories: long tassel necklaces and a neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

What I wore:

thrifted printed tee black distressed denim shorts gold sandals rebecca minkoff mab camera bag summer style | awayfromblue

denim shorts, rebecca minkoff MAB camera bag in almond gold hardware | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | thrifted abstract print tee black denim shorts Rebecca Minkoff mab camera bag
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: thrifted Kmart abstract blob print tee
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I was excited to get in my first wear of this new tee that I thrifted recently for just $1! I've been hunting for a good opshop after my local go-to closed down, and while this one is further away, $1 per item of clothing is my kind of opshop. This was a Kmart tee, fairly recent I think, maybe last spring, so it wouldn't have cost much more new.

Ordinarily I'd worry that shorts and a tee were too casual for a specialist appointment (especially with this doctor, she is impeccably stylish!) but it was too hot to contemplate anything other than shorts and a tee. With the black blobs in the print I thought the black denim shorts were the obvious choice, with the tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and gold sandals to accessorise with. As I had the gold hardware on the bag and gold shoes and the pink on the tee, this pink tassel necklace that has a few gold beads spaced through the chain was the ideal finishing touch.

Was comfortable and cool in this all day - from the playground with the boys in the morning, the appointment, and then lunch and working with my mum on something in the afternoon.


Last worn: pink tassel necklace, black denim shorts, rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've worn the tee as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearblack denim shorts and red scarf, rose gold sandals and tee dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and plain tee




Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag In My Handbag Collection:







What I wore:

summer style striped tee distressed denim boyfriend shorts Rebecca Minkoff cross body bag | away from the blue

hair scarf tied in bracelet on wrist with Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | summer mum style striped tee and distressed denim shorts with rebecca minkoff mab camera bag
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeJeanswest striped split hem tee
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Fashion Scarf Girl Navy and Gold hair scarf (c/o) tied as bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This day was a quieter day but again I stuck to the same outfit formula. They are the best. When you're not sure what to wear, think back to something you liked to wear and repeat it, changing a couple of things if you want the outfit to feel 'new'. I wanted something easy because as you can tell from my hair the heat and humidity was bad on this day!

I picked a striped tee to wear this time, and as it had navy stripes decided on the blue denim distressed shorts to wear. I really liked the MAB camera bag and rose gold sandals together in the first outfit, so I repeated that outfit combo again, but I picked a turquoise tassel necklace to accessorise with this time instead of the pink one.

For another point of difference, I added the Fashion Scarf Girl hair scarf on my wrist. I thought with the stripes on the top it might have been a little too much to wear in my hair, but it worked perfectly on my wrist. I've worn it on my wrist before.

Simple shorts and striped tee summer outfit, for a morning out with the boys. A couple of errands, a trip to the library and playground and grabbing some groceries on the way home.


Last worn: turquoise tassel necklacestriped tee, distressed denim shorts, hair scarf, rose gold sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tee with olive, distressed denim shorts and red scarf, hair scarf on bag, rose gold sandals and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and printed shorts.




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How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and a tee is a summer staple - wherever you are in the world! A great fall-back outfit for a summer heatwave, it's easy to change things up slightly by wearing a fun printed tee instead of a plain one. If you're adding colour and print to your outfit with your top, you can stick with neutral accessories to compliment whatever print or colours you are wearing. Metallic sandals go with everything, and so does a neutral bag.


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