Showing posts with label RM Love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RM Love. Show all posts

Friday, 7 December 2018

Plain Tees and Printed Maxi Skirts With Rebecca Minkoff Bags

When the heat hits, I look for simple easy outfits that don't have any unnecessary layers. A plain tee and a printed maxi skirt is simple summer style. And spring style, as I wore these a few weeks ago when it was still spring!

What I wore: 

plain black tee, billabong boho printed red maxi skirt, rebecca minkoff sandals saddle bag SAHM Style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | awayfromtheblue

two fashion bloggers printed maxi skirts plain tees colourful spring SAHM style outfit | awayfromtheblue
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

I adore this skirt so much and it was the first one that came to mind when picking an outfit to wear to meet Sasha. It's so light in the heat and swishes beautifully when you walk, kind of creating its own breeze. The day was forecast to be extremely hot, so we ended up spending more time indoors than anticipated.

Sasha is another Brisbane blogger and while she lives a little distance away from me, we caught up at a mid point in the city, at the state library. The cafe there was lovely and very quiet until I showed up with the boys! In the end we ducked into the kids play area at the library so the boys could run around a little more and we could continue chatting. Always so nice meeting another blogging friend in person, even more so when they are as interesting as Sasha. We spoke for a couple of hours, which seemed to be over in a few minutes, before I took the boys for lunch in the city and headed home.

Keeping things simple with the outfit, I went with a neutral black tee, a red bag to match the red skirt, and my latest necklace purchase to match the gold hardware on the bag. You can see why I enjoy Sasha's blog so much, we have very similar style! Thanks to Mr 4 who kindly took the photo for us.


Last worn: black tee, tassel necklace, red printed maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to wearblack tee and olive jeans, red printed maxi skirt and Christmas tee, studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag worn 30 ways.


Rebecca Minkoff Handbag Collection







What I wore:

jeanswest red terracotta emma woven trim tee navy stripe maxi skirt rebecca minkoff love bag | awayfromtheblue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue blog

awayfromtheblue instagram | red and navy striped maxi skirt outfit SAHM style with Rebecca Minkoff Love bag
Necklace: silk beaded baby-friendly necklace
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in terracotta
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Thankfully this day wasn't as hot as the one above. As you can see, there was even a bit of a breeze! I kept to the simple outfit formula I'd liked so much above, going a little more colourful this time with the basic red tee and navy striped maxi skirt. I accessorised with the baby friendly necklace as we spent the morning at our local ABA group, the topic was baby / toddler massage.

The last time I did a baby massage class my now 2 and a half year old was a tiny little 3 week old, so I was really looking forward to it! I went in with two very eager to help little boys, which quickly turned into me chasing kids around the room in between attempting to practice the massage techniques. I definitely don't do the massage techniques as often as I should, but there are so many benefits to it so I'm going to try do it more often. It's a lot more fun to do when the boys are big enough to give feedback on what they like too!

Stuck with this neutral Rebecca Minkoff Love bag as I still had it out after wearing it a few days before and the grey was a good pairing with the brighter red and navy outfit.


Last worn: red tee, silk necklace, navy striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearred tee and jeans, navy striped maxi skirt worn two ways, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.



Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:



How You Can Wear It

Printed maxi skirts can be a little daunting as they are such large pieces of print! You can keep things easy and simple by picking a plain tee to wear with them. You can go with a neutral black like I did in the first outfit, or try something different and add a little more colour like in the second outfit. You can't go wrong pairing a plain basic with a fun printed piece!



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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Black Tanks, Shorts and Printed Scarves With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag: Spring SAHM Style

Shorts are a great option to beat the summer heat. When you want to add a little more interest to your outfit, you can always throw on a light scarf. Both of these Fashion Scarf Girl scarves are light viscose which makes them good layers to add. Of course if it's really hot and humid, you can wear a scarf a little differently like I have in the second outfit.

What I wore:

navy geometric mixed print tassel scarf with olive shorts and grey quilted Love bag Rebecca Minkoff | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram oliveshorts navy mixed print scarf SAHM shopping style
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl navy Geo print tassel scarf (c/o)
TankFrench Connection feather foil singlet
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Not the first time I've worn this scarf with olive! I really like navy and olive together. I thought the scarf was a cute completer piece to add to the outfit, as the black tank and olive shorts seemed a little flat. Last time I wore the tank and shorts together I added a kimono.

Despite the hot day, the scarf was a welcome addition as we spent some time in the aircon, trying to do a little more Christmas shopping at the local shopping centre. We ended up coming home empty handed, but with ideas for things to look at further, when we didn't have the boys with us.

Picked my Rebecca Minkoff Love bag to wear as it's a nice neutral that goes with everything and I felt it had been a while since I last wore it. A few months actually!


Last worn: French Connection tank, navy printed scarf, olive embroidered shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag.

Other ways to wearFrench Connection tank and maxi skirt, navy printed scarf and jeans, olive embroidered shorts and mustard, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag worn 30 ways.


Perfect for pregnancyFrench Connection tank and hidden baby bump, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag in third trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag







What I wore:

pink leaf print scarf worn as a kimono with black tank bermuda denim shorts outfit | awayfromtheblue

denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram pink leaf print rectangular scarf tied as a kimono black tank denim shorts
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl leaf print scarf (c/o)
TankJeanswest Brianna basque hem tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Another basic black tank and shorts outfit dressed up with a scarf. While I did spend a little bit of the day in the aircon at the library with the boys, I felt it was a bit too hot and humid the rest of the day to wear the scarf as a scarf. So I improvised and wore it as a kimono! It's not the first time I've worn a scarf as a kimono, but it's probably my favourite way I've done so.

I think the pink leaf print was so pretty and a nice way to add interest to the plain outfit. Even if I did have to keep readjusting the scarf - this works a little better with square scarves instead of rectangular ones like this. Made it a nice light option for spending the day with the boys though.

Again, I stuck with the classic grey Rebecca Minkoff love bag as it really does go with everything!


Last worn: pink leaf print scarf, black blouson tank, bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (above).

Other ways to wearpink leaf print scarf with black and grey, black blouson tank in the office, bermuda denim shorts worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and winter layers.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.



Black Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A black tank is a wardrobe staple. In the warmer months, it looks great with shorts, from detailed embroidered pairs to basic denim ones. If the outfit feels a little plain, you can easily throw on a fun and colourful printed scarf. Draped loosely around your neck for a day spent in air conditioning, or tied as a kimono for a lightweight option on a day you're spending more time in the heat.


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Friday, 24 August 2018

Brisbane Bloggers Brunch 2018 Vlog! Plus Jewel Toned Tops and Skinny Jeans Outfits

With two busy days planned, I went with a casual and comfortable outfit formula. Skinny jeans and jewel toned tops, accessorised with Rebecca Minkoff Love bags and some cosy scarves. I included a vlog of one of the days below, it was so much fun and a different kind of thing from what I'd normally do so I hope you enjoy watching it.

What I wore:

Blogger event outfit jeanswest chana navy blouse grey skinny jeans coral rebecca minkoff love bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue bloggers brunch skinny jeans outfit navy peasant boho blouse rebecca minkoff love bag
ScarfSeed Heritage Paisley print snood
BlouseJeanswest chana long sleeve stud top in night sky navy
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

I wore this to the Kids Business Brisbane Blogger's Brunch! I've been invited along to a few of them, but this is the first one in Brisbane, and as I didn't have anything else planned for the day I decided to go. I was a little nervous about it all, so I stuck with pieces I knew I'd love. This cute boho blouse, my favourite grey skinny jeans and my cute little Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag, as I was able to go kid free for the day.

The purpose of the brunch was to meet and get to know some brands, a few which I have had the pleasure of discussing projects with so you might see them pop up in future. You can view the video below for all the fun of the day - including what happened when I used power tools! Multiple power tools! 😂

It was a warmer day than expected so I definitely didn't need a jacket, I even regretted the cosy scarf a couple times, but the venue was air conditioned so I didn't mind too much once I was inside.


Last worn: navy blouse, paisley print snood, grey skinny jeans, metallic ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff coral Love bag.

Other ways to wearnavy blouse worn two ways, paisley print snood and shift dress, grey skinny jeans and monochrome outfit, metallic ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff coral Love bag and a blazer.

Perfect for pregnancy: paisley print snood in second trimester, metallic ballet flats in third trimester.


Brisbane Bloggers Brunch Event Vlog:




Sharing all the fun of the event, including more about what I wore and what's in my bag.




What I wore:

teal henley skinny jeans parrot print scarf rebecca minkoff love quilted bag winter style | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey quilted leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram SAHM style teal henley parrot print scarf black skinny jeans
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl parrot print scarf (c/o)
TopJeanswest 'Aubrey' pintuck yoke henley in deep teal
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Another busy day, with again a few kid free hours. It doesn't happen often so hubby and I took advantage by powering through a to do list, with a bit of driving around. Again, it was a warmer day so I didn't need a jacket. The fun parrot print scarf (another one I got for my Fashion Scarf girl brand rep role) was just the perfect piece with the rich teal henley. I loved the colours in this outfit.

Unlike the outfit above, I kept things simple with my handbag and went with my neutral Rebecca Minkoff grey Love cross body bag instead of a colourful one, letting the scarf be the extra colour and print in my outfit.


Last worn: teal henley, Prima skinny jeans, Walnut Melbourne flats, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. First time I've worn the scarf on the blog as it's a recent (c/o) addition to my wardrobe.

Other ways to wearteal henley and silk skirt, Prima skinny jeans and foil print tee, Walnut Melbourne flats and fit and flare dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyteal henley in second trimester, Prima skinny jeans in second trimester, Walnut Melbourne flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag in third trimester.



Jewel Toned Tops Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Jewel toned tops go great with denim! The neutral skinny jeans I'm wearing here are a perfect choice, and you can always add a further touch of colour to your outfit with accessories. Could be a bright bag like the coral one with the navy top, or the parrot print scarf with the teal henley.




Sale Alert!


Mater Nappies is participating in the Aussie Baby Collective sale – on now until midnight Monday! I had the pleasure of meeting some of the team at Mater at the bloggers brunch, so thought I'd pass this discount code on.



There’s a 30% discount off cartons of Mater Nappies – Crawler (Size 3) or Toddler (Size 4) in the sale - that’s a saving of over $16 per carton (i.e. a free pack of nappies)!

To purchase, visit the online shop and enter code ABCFUN at the checkout stage.




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Friday, 3 August 2018

30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag (#30wears)

This month's 30 ways to wear is another handbag, my Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag. As well as showing you 30 ways to wear the Love bag, I've added some FAQ at the end around the 30 wears challenge.

You can see last month's 30 ways to wear a blazer here or the previous handbag edition with 30 ways to wear a Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote.

30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Love Cross Body Bag in Grey





Cost Per Wear


This is one of the handbags I have difficulty calculating cost per wear of - as it was a gift from my mum! I've had it for 3 and a half years now, and I've worn it over 60 times since then, so it's pretty good cost per wear considering I didn't spend anything on it! The love crossbody bag is on the Rebecca Minkoff site for $148 US / $212 AU (reduced from US $295) so I'm pretty happy with over 60 wears so far. Especially as I am planning to continue wearing it for many more years.


30 Ways To Wear Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag In Video Form:






Love Bag With Studded Guitar Strap


Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag ways to wear with studded Guitar Strap | away from the blue blog


I thought this guitar strap would be a nice addition to my bags, but had no idea how much I'd love wearing it with the Love bag! It's quickly become my favourite way to wear this bag, I love the embellishment of the strap to add a little more interest to a neutral, classically shaped bag. You can see a full review on the guitar strap here.


Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag Worn Cross Body


Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag outfit ideas worn cross body | awayfromblue


I do like occasionally wearing the chain strap at its fullest length and wearing it cross body as it was designed to be worn. This is a really good option for kid wrangling as it lets you be completely hands-free and you don't have to worry about the bag falling off your shoulder. I do wear the strap doubled over most of the time though to work with my petite frame, as you'll see from the rest of my outfit photos below!


Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag With Denim


Quilted Love Bag 4 ways to wear with skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue


This bag works so nicely with denim! Not just your standard blue either, I've worn it with printed jeans as well as metallic ones. It's a good way to dress up denim a little more.


Love Bag with Maxi Dresses


Rebecca Minkoff quilted grey Love bag outfit ideas maxi dresses | away from the blue blog


Maxi dresses are a wardrobe staple for me, and this Love bag is something I frequently wear with them. When you have a big bold printed dress, a classic neutral bag like the Love crossbody is an easy accessory.


Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag With Dresses


Quilted cross body grey Love Bag Ways to Wear with dresses | awayfromtheblue blog


It's not just maxi dresses that this bag works with! I like pairing it with all kinds of dresses - and as you can see from the middle one it still works with a simple summer dress even in winter, with the right layers of course.


Love Bag With Skirts


Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag: ways to wear with skirts | awayfromtheblue


Just as the love bag works with dresses, it works well with skirts too. I like the feminine quilting detail paired with skirts, and I love all three of these outfits although they are so different.


Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag With Shorts


Rebecca Minkoff Love bag ways to wear with shorts in summer | away from the blue blog


You can see from the previous ways I've worn this bag, but the neutral grey is really a good all-round colour that works in any season. I do really like wearing the quilted love bag with shorts in summer though, it works with all the different kinds of shorts I have in my wardrobe.


Love Bag With Prints


Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag outfit ideas with prints | away from blue 30 wears blog post


Because it's a neutral grey, I like to wear this Love bag with prints. From something as simple as a printed dress, to a print mixing outfit or something like bright red pants and a printed tank, it's a good neutral accessory to add that won't clash with a print.



Where To Buy The Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag:





Looking For More Outfit Inspiration?


I hope you enjoyed this wrap up post with some of the ways I've worn this cute charcoal grey Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag. For more ways to wear it, check out my blog archives and see all 60+ outfits: more ways to wear Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.


Frequently Asked Questions About 30 Wears:


What Is 30 Wears?

It's a challenge I decided to start doing monthly after watching 'The True Cost' documentary on Netflix. One of the points raised to reduce the environmental impact of fashion was to commit to buying everything you wear at least 30 times.
Seems simple, until you do the maths. It's wearing it around 3 times a month for a year if it's something you can wear year round, or 5 times a month for a year if it's something seasonal you can only wear for 6 months of the year. Of course the longer you own things, the more time you have to hit 30 wears over the years.


How Do You Come Up With 30 Ways To Wear Things?

I don't think up 30 ways to wear things I buy! I just look in my blog archives for things I've worn more than 30 times and compile these posts. As I've been taking a photo of my outfits each day for most of the past 6 years, I've got plenty of past outfits to look back on, and I can see the different ways I've worn things over time.


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Friday, 20 July 2018

Tiered Sundresses In Winter With Cosy Cardigans and Rebecca Minkoff Bags

My previous post was all about wearing summer tanks in winter. This time I'm layering up some of my summer sundresses for winter temps. Both of these tiered strappy sundresses are from Kmart, and I've worn them in the cooler weather in the past although they are definitely most frequently worn in the warmer months. Keeping it simple, I added layers with boots and cardigans to make them work for cooler weather.

What I wore:

navy waterfall cardigan ankle boots tights summer sundress in winter yellow accessories | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram tiered sundress in winter with ankle boots tights cardigan yellow accessories
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
NecklaceStarfish Project Veronica short yellow multi strand necklace
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I wore this back near the start of winter, a busy day of rushing around getting last minute party things for 4 Year Old T's birthday. Long story short, the first supermarket we went to didn't have everything we needed, so I had to stop at multiple ones, and we went to 3 different stores in search of things to go on top of the cake before someone changed his mind again and we went back to the first place... 😂

Such a busy day, I wanted a simple outfit so a dress seemed like the best option. I thought everything would look nice until I put it on and realised it was a bit dark with all the black and navy.

When you want to add colour to an outfit, turn to accessories! That's my go-to rule, so I added this cheerful yellow statement necklace and my mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag. While the yellows don't match, I felt they were just what this outfit needed.

Very pleased to report that unlike last year's over-ambitious cake, I wasn't up until the early hours of the morning finishing decorating this cake. My son was still just as impressed with it though which I'm happy about. (If you missed it, I've shared my party outfit here already).


Last worn: navy drape cardigan, Aztec print tiered dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearnavy drape cardigan worn two ways, Aztec print tiered dress and kimono, black ankle boots and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ankle boots in second trimester.



My Complete Rebecca Minkoff Handbag Collection:






What I wore:


grey maxi cardigan, tropical tiered summer sundress in winter scarf ankle boots | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue


awayfromblue instagram | tropical print tiered maxi dress blue shawl scarf cardigan love bag
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Every time I wear this dress it makes me smile, but I felt it had been a long time between wears so I decided to give it another wear, even if we didn't have a particularly busy or exciting day. Nothing wrong with putting on a pretty dress just to run errands in! Plus the colourful and cheerful colours work well to keep you calm and prevent you becoming frazzled running errands with two little boys!


It's not the first time I've worn this dress with a grey cardigan and a colourful scarf. That previous outfit definitely inspired this recent one. The one big difference being that I made sure to pick a not as windy winter day when I wore this so that I didn't feel the cold coming in through the crochet border around the tiers of the dress.

I actually found this outfit a little warm in the middle of the day - this Louis Vuitton shawl is so cosy and while there's nothing in the print of the dress that matches this beautiful cobalt blue I thought it worked nicely with the coral. With all of the colour, the neutral grey Rebecca Minkoff Love bag seemed like a good accessory choice.


Last worn: wool maxi cardigan, Louis Vuitton shawl, tropical print maxi dress, Chelsea ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag.

Other ways to wearwool maxi cardigan in monochrome outfit, Louis Vuitton shawl and burgundy pants, tropical print maxi dress and converse, Chelsea ankle boots and shift dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyChelsea ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag in third trimester.


Tiered Sundresses Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Get a few more wears from your favourite summer sundresses by layering them up with cosy cardigans and ankle boots for winter. You can add a scarf for extra warmth too.


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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Wearing Summer Tanks In Winter With Colourful Scarves and Cosy Cardigans

One way to get the most from the pieces in your wardrobe is to wear them out of season. I've posted many times about how I keep the majority of my summer pieces in my wardrobe year round. When winter arrives, I still find ways to wear my summer tanks, just as like below with jeans and cardigans. There's no reason you can't wear florals in winter!

What I wore:

floral tank in witner with skinny jeans converse navy cardigan and purple scarf mini MAB bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum with faux fur pom pom | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram purple toned layered floral tank outfit with navy cardi
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
Tank: no label floral and lace top
JeansJeanswest 'shale' super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum

Why I wore it:

Usually, I plan my outfits the night before. Sometimes I have a vague idea of what I want to wear, and fill in the gaps when I get up in the morning. I knew I wanted to wear this floral tank and jeans together with my cosy navy cardigan, I thought the neutral navy would look great with the purple toned jeans and the cream floral print tank. The scarf and handbag were completely last minute choices, but I think they really pulled the outfit together. I loved this outfit. This scarf always makes me happy when I wear it, a definite keeper.

This outfit was casual and comfortable for playgroup and then running a couple of errands with the boys. And since it wasn't as cold outside as it was last time, I felt suitably dressed to sit and chat with the other mums as I watched the kids run around and play outside.


Last worn: navy cardigan, purple scarf, floral tank, skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearnavy cardigan in the office, purple scarf and chambray dress, floral tank and maxi skirt, skinny jeans and printed shirt, Converse for travel, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral tank in second trimester, skinny jeans and hidden second trimester bump, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and maternity maxi dress.


Cosy scarves are a winter essential! Here's my complete scarf collection:




What I wore:

summer tank layered for winter with jeans tucked into boots maxi cardigan feather foil scarf | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram grey maxi cardigan summer tank layered with jeans boots scarf
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfForever New skye foil feather scarf in berry / gold (on sale!)
TankJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

This is one of those outfits that didn't seem to photograph well. While I don't think it looks like much in the photos I loved this outfit - all of the loose slouchy layers were perfect for a quiet Saturday. We spent most of the day at home, and then went round to my friend's house in the evening to watch the Church Online service together. I was worried it was going to be a chilly night, so I layered up. I was so warm for most of the night though, it definitely wasn't as cold as I expected it to be. We had a chilly start to winter, but it's back to being more average temperatures now.

The same outfit formula as the one above - skinny jeans, a summer tank layered out with a cosy cardigan, and a big scarf. I wasn't sure what scarf to wear with this - the leaf print on the tank has pink, peach, red and blue in it. In the end, I went with this burgundy and gold scarf. While it doesn't match the colours in the tank at all, I thought the foil feathers were similar enough to the leaves on the tank that it all worked well together. I threw the scarf on like this to try it out and I liked it so much I didn't wrap it around my neck like I usually do. Seemed to look better this way with the long cardigan.


Last worn: wool maxi cardigan, feather foil scarf, leaf print tank, Jeanswest prima skinny jeans, tan boots, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearwool maxi cardigan and printed jeans, feather foil scarf and little black dress, leaf print tank worn two ways, Jeanswest prima skinny jeans and kimono, tan boots and shift dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyJeanswest prima skinny jeans in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag ins econd trimester.



Printed Tanks Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Summer pieces can easily be worn into winter with the right layers. Jeans, cardigans, scarves and even ankle boots are a nice way to make a lighter piece winter weather appropriate.


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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Two Ways To Wear: Coca-Cola Stripe Logo Tee

Most of my opshop purchases are impulse buys, like this tee! It's rare for me to have enough luck to go thrifting for something specific and find it. I was so thrilled to come across this striped Coca Cola logo tee though, for just $1 (the whole rack was 8 pieces for $4, but there is limited browsing time when your child suddenly announces he needs to pee!). Since logo tees are perfectly on trend, I knew it would be an easy piece to add to my wardrobe. Here's two different ways I've worn it. Both involving a little print mixing!

What I wore:

print mixing red maxi skirt outfit with stripe coca cola logo tee ankle boots denim jacket | awayfromblue

red boho print maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram denim jacket red boho print maxi skirt Rebecca Minkoff love bag guitar strap
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Tee: thrifted navy stripe Coca-Cola logo tee
Skirt:  thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
Shoes: Asos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap

Why I wore it:

A not so chilly winter morning meant I could take my opportunity to wear my denim jacket. It's going to sit unworn in my wardrobe for a couple months until winter is over now! It wasn't too cold to wear in the morning but was a little cooler in the evening. The Chelsea leather ankle boots helped keep me cosy too.

I did the day car drop off and pick up and worked from home. This outfit was perfect for that, I do really like this red maxi skirt with the denim jacket, and I wanted to wear that combination again (I last wore the denim jacket and red maxi skirt here). I thought the striped tee was a good print mix with the print on the skirt, and the red logo tied in perfectly. I really loved this outfit!

Was all so easy to put together, and so comfortable.


Last worn: denim jacket, red boho print maxi skirt, Chelsea leather ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff studded guitar strap, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. First time I've worn the Coca-Cola tee as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear30 ways to wear a denim jacket, red boho print maxi skirt on Christmas Eve, Chelsea leather ankle boots and burgundy pants, Rebecca Minkoff studded guitar strap and Regan bag, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Chelsea leather ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag in third trimester.



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What I wore:

print mixing playgroup outfit winter blazer stripe tee bird print scarf boots and skinny jeans | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | skinny jeans boots blazer print mixing logo stripe tee playgroup outfit
Jacket:  Zara cream jersey blazer
Scarf: navy bird print scarf
Tee: thrifted navy stripe Coca-Cola logo tee
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

Another little touch of print mixing with this tee. Unlike the outfit above, I did wish this outfit was a little warmer when I sat outside in the playground with the boys. It was so funny as the kids were running around playing happily and us mums were shivering and trying to find the warmest (sunny and not as windy) spots to watch the kids playing!

Aside from wishing I'd worn something a bit warmer than a blazer, I did like this outfit. I wanted to pick out the navy stripes from this tee for a bit of matchy-matchy. This bird print scarf was so perfect. I loved the colour combo and the print mixing was nice too. I've worn this scarf with stripes before and enjoyed it then too.

I did add just a little touch of red with the bag - the red logo is fun as a pop of red on it's own, and I'll need to try that next time I wear it, but if you've read my blog a while you will know I can't resist a little matchy matchy-ness!


Last worn: cream blazer, logo tee (above), navy bird print scarf, Prima skinny jeans, tan boots, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to wearcream blazer worn 30 ways, navy bird print scarf and maxi skirt, Prima skinny jeans and purple cardi, tan boots and a shift dress, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancycream blazer in second trimester, Prima skinny jeans in second trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:
Stripes are such an easy print to try print mixing with. If you're not a fan of print mixing though, you can still take some inspiration from the outfits above. Pick out a colour from your logo or striped tee and wear coordinating pieces like the red skirt in the first outfit, or coordinating accessories like the red dress and navy scarf in the second outfit.



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