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Friday, 19 May 2017

2 Different Ways to Wear Graphic Tees And Where to Buy Them For Under $50

First up, exciting news! I was featured over on MyDeal.com.au sharing my top pregnancy style tips!

5 months into #6MonthsWithoutShopping, and I'm really getting uninspired with my wardrobe. I'm trying to solve that problem by picking pieces that haven't been worn in a while, as well as implementing any outfit inspiration I come across as soon as possible.

Below are two outfits with my graphic tees. I was inspired to try them after seeing Sheila rocking one of her graphic tees in an unexpected combination, and it got me thinking not only of wearing my graphic tees again, but also trying some different outfit ideas.

What I wore:

graphic tee and skinny jeans outfit with a pink vest and LV Neverfull bag | Away From Blue

pink vest, Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
Tee: Monsterthreads star print graphic tee
JeansJeanswest Bindi prima skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in blackand super cute in cherry print!)
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

This graphic tee is one of the newest ones in my wardrobe, and a firm favourite. It was a gift from my bestie and I love the print and colour. While I'd set myself the goal of wearing more of my graphic tees I'd also recently unboxed my jeans for autumn and so have been trying to wear all of them as well. I wasn't too sure if these dark Prima jeans looked too monochrome with the navy tee, so I added the pink vest to break the outfit up a little.

I like adding this pink vest to monochrome outfits, have worn it that way a few times. I felt the vest dressed up the jeans and tee outfit a little too for Baby Boy's specialist appointment at the Mater.

The Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag is the perfect one for carrying around the now pretty big file with all of Baby Boy's medical documents.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, pink vest, moon graphic tee, Jeanswest Prima jeans, gold mouse flats, Louis Vuitton neverfull MM.

Other ways to wearpink vest worn two ways, moon graphic tee and pink blazer, Jeanswest Prima jeans and red cardi in spring, gold mouse flats and maxi dress, Louis Vuitton neverfull and striped skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: graphic tee in the third trimester, skinny jeans in the second trimester with a belly band, mouse flats and maternity wrap dress, neverfull at 38 weeks pregnant.



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What I wore:

threadless graphic tee and printed pleated aline skirt green and yellow OOTD | AwayFromBlue

printed skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | AwayFromTheBlue
Tee: Threadless 'Stone Jungle' tee
Skirt: Garfunkle Australia pleated print skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

I'm still so unsure about this outfit! I'm glad I tried it but am not convinced enough to want to rewear this. This is the outfit I was inspired to create after seeing how Sheila wore her 'jellydeer' tee. I've worn green and yellow before but never paired a graphic tee with this printed skirt.

A very new outfit for me and I went back and forth between liking it and wishing I'd worn something different through the day as I ran errands and took Baby Boy for his weekly weigh. It seemed pretty popular on Instagram though! This skirt is always complimented, it really is so pretty and I'm glad I'm actually wearing it more often now and not just writing that I should.


Last worn: green graphic tee, pleated and printed skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to weargreen graphic tee and hoodie, pleated and printed skirt with navy tank, black ballet flats and flaresMAM and pencil skirts in the office.

Perfect for pregnancy: printed skirt hiding an early second trimester baby bump, MAM Bag and maternity denim.

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Graphic tees look so good with jeans, but it's nice to mix things up a little and try to wear them in new ways. Add a fun layer like a vest or blazer for some extra colour and a different look for a classic jeans and tee outfit. You can even try pairing a graphic tee with a fuller skirt for a different silhouette.



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Monday, 15 May 2017

Wearing Colourful Jeans with Printed Button Up Tanks and Grey Accessories

When autumn weather finally arrived in Brisbane I was excited to open up my boxes of winter clothes - and get my jeans again! I have a little collection of colourful and printed denim so it is always fun when it's cool enough to unbox it all again.

While I do try and stay away from the blue jeans rut, there's no denying that some days just call for jeans! Especially days running around with two toddlers under 3.

What I wore:

printed button detail tank with purple skinny jeans and grey accessories | AwayFromBlue

purple skinny jeans and Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini MAM bag in soft grey | AwayFromTheBlue
Cardigan: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankJeanswest Florence print long line tank
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

I was so excited to get these purple jeans out, after 5 months of being boxed away. They always get a lot of love on Instagram when I wear them as they are such a pretty shade. It was a colourful pairing for this neutral printed tank.

We spent the day at the army open day and I wasn't sure what the weather was going to do, so layering was key. I took the cardigan off pretty quickly through the day as it heated up, and even wished I'd gone with shorts at one point.

Aside from it being a little warm during those moments when the sun broke through the clouds, this was a perfect outfit. I love the colour, the combo of the pieces together, and how comfortable it was for a day out in the park.

I over shared a little on my Insta stories, but I couldn't resist. The boys had so much fun, especially on the rides. Toddler T was absolutely fearless and wanted to go on one of those giant fairground slides so with a little bit of uncertainty his Auntie and I went down with him to make sure he stayed put on the burlap sack you sit on.  He loved it, jumped up at the bottom and ran back into the line screaming 'again!'. His enthusiasm was the highlight of the day for me!


Last worn: grey belted cardigan, printed button detail tank, purple skinny jeans, black Converse All Star, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to weargrey belted cardigan with blue outfit, printed button detail tank and leopard print scarf, purple skinny jeans layered for winter, black Converse with blue and pink, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and printed wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: printed button up tank in third trimester, Converse All Star for travelling in pregnancy, Rebecca Minkoff MAM in the third trimester.



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What I wore:

Red skinny jeans, navy stripe sleeveless tank grey cardigan and bag | Away From Blue

red skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | Away From The Blue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
ShirtJeanswest Louisa stripe sleeveless shirt (C/O)
Jeans: Emerson red skinny jeans
Shoes: black slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

This is one of the outfits where I liked the idea of it better than the resulting outfit. Possibly because the photo is terrible as the camera is leaning at an angle! 😅 While I like red and navy together I felt there was something missing from this outfit. Maybe a teething necklace, which I forgot to add before I went out the door! A comfortable outfit that I just didn't like as much as the first outfit, even though it's the same outfit formula.

Wore this to playgroup with the boys. Just like the outfit above, I took the cardigan off for a while. It was off and on through the day as the temperatures changed.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, grey waterfall cardigan (above), navy stripe sleeveless shirt, red skinny jeans, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey waterfall cardigan and flares, navy stripe sleeveless shirt and pink blazer, red skinny jeans and ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancy: stripe sleeveless shirt hiding an early baby bumpRebecca Minkoff MAM and maternity denim shorts.



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Colourful jeans are a nice alternative to plain black or blue denim. They are surprisingly easy to wear too. The block colour makes them the perfect item to pair with a neutral printed top. If a printed top and colourful jeans feels like a bold choice, try neutral accessories like I have here with the grey cardigan and MAM bag.



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Friday, 12 May 2017

Making Maxi Skirts Work in Autumn & Rebecca Minkoff Online Sample Sale

First, the Rebecca Minkoff online sample sale is on now! Your chance to score bags, clothes and accessories at 70% off! A nice Mother's Day gift for yourself ;) Hope you have a happy Mother's Day this weekend.


I wear my maxi skirts year-round, no matter the season. It's Autumn in Brisbane so I'm starting to change my outfits just a little as it starts to get cooler. Layering up pieces that no longer warm enough to wear on their own and wearing one of my thicker maxi skirts.

What I wore:

metallic shimmer foil tank aztec print maxi skirt silicone necklace grey bag autumn outfit | Away From Blue

Aztec print maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff soft grey MAM bag on arm | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankFrench Connection feather foil singlet
Skirt: Izabel London Aztec print maxi skirt (C/O)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Last time I wore this printed maxi skirt it was a little too warm! So it was nice to wear it on this autumn day, it wasn't as hot and so it was a much better choice. We had a quiet day, went for a family picnic. It wasn't an overly sunny day which was perfect for sitting by the water.

I've worn this maxi skirt with a metallic tank before, I like the combination. It's a simple difference from a plain, block colour tank, but the metallic shimmer is a nice extra bit of interest for an outfit. It works great with the printed skirt without being overpowering too!

Did think that all the black was a bit dull for a family picnic, so added the bright teething necklace for a little bit of colour.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, metallic tank, printed maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearmetallic tank and lace skirt, printed maxi skirt layered for winter, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: printed maxi skirt in the second trimester.



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What I wore:

maxi skirt in autumn with printed tee dress worn as top layered under | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
Dress (worn as top)Atmos & Here Willow printed tee dress
SkirtJeanswest Luxe maxi jersey skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I adore this tee dress. Yes, it's a dress under a maxi skirt! I find it too short now to wear when running around with two toddlers under 3, and I've always liked layering it under skirts in the past. When I bought this dress I'd been trying to decide between it and a tee in the same print and I figured if I got the dress I could wear it like a tee too!

Was a busy day with swimming lessons and grocery shopping. In hindsight the long maxi skirt was probably not the best choice - it got wet quickly at the pool! I did like this outfit, just maybe shouldn't have worn it to swim lessons.

Although this is another black maxi skirt, unlike the outfit above it's much more colourful with the colourful dress layered underneath and the yellow handbag.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), willow printed dress worn as top, luxe maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearprinted tee dress with Converse, drawstring waist maxi skirt worn two ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for Pregnancy: tee dress in second trimester.




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How You Can Wear It:


Maxi skirts are easy to wear year round. Try warmer fabrics or layering a little more to easily take a summer staple piece into autumn too. The autumn outfits above work just as well for spring!


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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Monochrome Printed Outfits and Rebecca Minkoff Bags

It's funny seeing these outfit pics taken last month as autumn weather has really arrived here in Brisbane!

Blue is my favourite colour, although I do try to wear others and not just wear it every day! A monochrome blue outfit is always one that makes me happy. You can keep it easy and simple with a dress. A plain basic is a good partner for a printed piece if you're wearing separates, and I'm showing you how to wear both.

What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Chelsea' boho printed dress with rebecca minkoff accessories gladiator sandals | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off with two sizes left! Also 30% off here in all sizes!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

When you're not sure what to wear, a printed dress is an easy instant outfit. It's been such a long time since I wore this dress! Last time I wore it I was actually pregnant with baby boy. It's not breastfeeding friendly so it's been an unsuitable choice before. It was so good to get it out again. No teething necklace needed as the tassels on the dress keep baby amused!

It was perfect for a morning spent with my sister who was happy to keep baby amused while I had my drivers licence renewed, and then we went out for lunch. I even wore makeup to make the photo look better, but of course it's a drivers license photo so I still look terrible in it as you aren't allowed to smile!


Last worn: boho printed dress, Georgina studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to wearboho printed dress and ankle boots in spring, studded sandals and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and a little black dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: boho print dress in second trimester.



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What I wore:

monochrome outfit with printed shorts and pink sandals | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff soft grey MAM MAB mini bag on arm | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
Tee: Kmart blue marle tee
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Had a quiet day when I wore this - a few errands (like picking up a cake!) and then a special family birthday dinner in the evening. I've mentioned a few times when I've worn these shorts that during my wardrobe detox session the personal stylist suggested wearing them with similar colours to create a monochrome outfit. While I've worn it with contrasting colours too, I do like pairing these shorts with other blue pieces. Added the fun pink Balenciaga studded sandals and the colourful teething necklace for a little brightness with all of the blue.

This tee is a 'wardrobe basic' piece that I bought in October. However, this is only it's third wear since then! 3 wears in 7 months really isn't great, especially since I've not been shopping for 5 of those months and have added nothing to my wardrobe. A marle tee is a good basic, but this was my second choice after they didn't have my size in a white tee, and maybe I should have held off for a white one. Will be keeping it in my wardrobe though, just not wearing it as much as I hoped. At $3 though it's not a bad cost per wear already!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, blue marle tee, printed shorts, Balenciaga studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini.

Other ways to wearblue tee and chambray skirt, printed shorts and yellow tank, Balenciaga studded sandals and chambray dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAM and pink jeans.





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Printed pieces make monochrome outfits more interesting as you aren't just wearing a block of one colour. It's a nice way to ease into a monochrome outfit. If you're unsure about the perfect pieces to pair together, a printed dress is an easy instant option that will always look good with any accessories.

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Two Ways to Wear Yellow: with Kimonos, Denim Shorts and Fitted Tanks

I really like blue and yellow together. While yellow is more of a spring colour, I find it works well year round, especially if it's in an accessory.

Although it's autumn in Brisbane, there have been some warm days that have allowed me to continue to wear my favourite warm weather outfit combo of a tank, denim shorts and kimono. With clothing pieces and a colour scheme I love, I really liked wearing both of these outfits.

What I wore:

dressing up jeans and tank basic outfit with yellow accessories and kimono | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Tank: Kmart navy ribbed tank
ShortsJeanswest denim cuff shorts
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This was a quiet Saturday as I had a friend come over in the morning. It's hard for us to meet up as often as I'd like as kids don't make scheduling anything easy, but it was wonderful she was able to come over and we could catch up a little.

Picked a simple outfit, denim shorts and a tank. The colourful yellow accessories and printed kimono make it feel a little more dressed up and presentable for having someone visit. Wanted something easy to wear as it had been a stressful few days with Tropical Cyclone Debbie and ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie getting a little too close to friends and family on both ends of the state. We were thankfully fine, and with the constant TV coverage my family up north and own south were on the news! While it was over a month ago now (I'm really behind with blogging!) you can help charities make a difference any day of the year as recovery continues.


Last worn: Somedays Lovin' kimono, navy ribbed tank, denim shorts, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearSomedays Lovin' kimono and purple jeans, navy ribbed tank and spring layers, denim shorts and printed tank, yellow Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag with grey tee.



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What I wore:

navy print kimono how to wear yellow tank bermuda denim shorts | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | AwayFromTheBlue
NecklaceUniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace (won in a giveaway)
Tank: thrifted Cotton On yellow tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

This outfit was inspired by an instagrammer I was following the #SYWardrobeChallenge with. She'd worn a similar outfit with a mustard yellow top and blue leopard print kimono. I knew I had the pieces to create a similar outfit, and loved wearing this! I've worn this yellow tank with blue printed shorts before, so this was a similar outfit.

We went out shopping to get Toddler T some winter clothes as it is starting to get cooler. As the boys were in the shopping trolley I felt brave enough to wear my beaded necklace, although again I took it off as soon as we got home as it's not baby friendly like my silicone teething necklaces.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, blue printed kimono, yellow tank, Bermuda denim shorts, studded gladiator sandalsRebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearblue kimono and chambray dress, yellow tank and paisley print, Bermuda denim shorts and wrap top, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 waysRebecca Minkoff MAM bag in spring.





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Yellow is a fun surprisingly wearable colour! Two easy ways to wear it are to wear a little or a lot of it! If you're unsure about it or find it too bold, try what I did in the first outfit and just add some yellow accessories to one of your favourite outfit formulas.


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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Button Up Shirts And Denim Shorts with Rebecca Minkoff Bags

First, Shopbop currently have a 40% off sale on! Only for 3 days, so be quick! You can shop it here.

Last time I wore a button up shirt and denim shorts outfit formula it was much too hot. Not an ideal choice for summer! Now some autumn weather has arrived and it was a little cooler, it was the perfect choice of outfit.

What I wore:

mint pinstripe button up shirt casual denim shorts OneTeaspoon outfit | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Ava elephant pendant teething necklace
Shirt: Target mint stripe shirt
ShortsOneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black (C/O, on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey
NailsOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

It's been a while since I'd worn this shirt so got it out. I'd planned to wear it in the postpartum days for easy breastfeeding but the weather and my larger than usual chest at the time didn't allow it! Even though I've worn it with a baby bump in the past... it fits perfectly again now. Nice and simple outfit for a morning spent with my mum and taking the boys to rhyme time at the library.

The bag is one I haven't worn for a while either! It's easily the favourite Rebecca Minkoff bag in my collection. I do have a lot of the cute mini MAC bags but this one works for every situation - you can wear it cross body, it can fit a ton in and I've worn it to work as well as just for days like this where I'm running around with the boys.

Previously when I gushed about this bag I was sharing some of the places you could get it second hand online as it was discontinued. I'm really pleased it's being made again and I know if I wasn't doing #6MonthsWithoutShopping I'd probably have bought it in another colour too! (I like this blush pink one)


Last worn: pinstripe shirt, OneTeaspoon denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearpinstripe shirt in the office, OneTeaspoon denim shorts in Spring, grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag adn colourful cardis.



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What I wore:

Jeanswest Tory textured shirt, Trinity Bermuda denim shorts mustard yellow accessories | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
ShirtJeanswest Tory textured shirt (on sale!)
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold
NailsOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

Very similar to the last time I wore this shirt, just with different accessories. I really like the yellow against the navy. I've been loving this mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag as it goes so nicely with blue, and I have a lot of blue in my wardrobe. Wore this to go to my local ABA mother's group.

First time I wore this shirt I wasn't a fan of how it sat tucked in, so I wore it untucked again. I need to try it tucked in again with something other than shorts. I'm thinking it will be great with a pencil skirt when I return to work soon.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, navy textured button up shirt, bermuda denim shorts, Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearnavy textured button up shirt and printed shorts, bermuda denim shorts and kimono, Balenciaga sandals and a maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and spring layers.



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Button up (or button down!) shirts don't have to be reserved for corporate life. They pair nicely with denim, and are great with denim shorts for mild spring or autumn days. If you're breastfeeding they are a practical and economical option as you probably already have one in your wardrobe.



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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Bermuda Denim Shorts: Minimalist Vs Maximalist Outfits

Although I bought these bermuda denim shorts in November last year, I am consistently surprised when I go to create a new 30 wears series post and find out I haven't yet worn them 30 times. Over summer and our currently mild autumn I feel that I've been wearing them too much, and have to try and change it up a little and give some of my other shorts some love!

I'm wearing them below with a classic minimal combo with a simple top, and with an extra layer for a more maximalist outfit.

What I wore:

cobalt blouson tee, Bermuda denim shorts floral somedays lovin' kimono | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey, MAM Morning After Bag silver bracelet stack | AwayFromBlue
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Top: thrifted Dotti blue tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Wore this for Baby Boy's weekly weigh and spending some time with my mum in the afternoon. 4 months into 6 months without shopping and I'm still uncovering things in my wardrobe that haven't been worn in a while. Last time I wore this cobalt blouson top I wasn't impressed with the way it fitted while breastfeeding, but decided to hold onto it a little longer. Since I'm breastfeeding less often I'm finding things are fitting a little more like they used to pre-baby. I am glad I kept this top, I enjoyed wearing it.

Despite the top having an embellished neckline, I wanted to add a little more to the outfit so went with a colourful printed kimono. I've worn this top and necklace together before, but felt the kimono added a little something extra. The grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag was the perfect accessory and has recently been re-released, so it's in stock now!


Last worn: Somedays Lovin' kimonoblouson tee, bermuda denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearkimono and print mixingblouson tee in the office, bermuda denim shorts and pink vest, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and skinny jeans.


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What I wore:

Atmos&Here Arlene navy wrap top, Jeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts pink accessories | Away From Blue

denim shorts, Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TopAtmos & Here Arlene wrap top in navy
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I picked colourful accessories to wear with this outfit too, but it's more minimal with just the teething necklace and sandals adding colour to a basic top and shorts combo. The blue Balenciaga bag goes perfectly with the navy wrap top. Wanted something easy and breastfeeding friendly to wear for Baby Boy's vaccinations.

Unlike the outfit above, I didn't add an extra layer to the outfit and kept it basic. Had anticipated a tough day with a cranky baby so simple was best.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, navy wrap top, Bermuda denim shorts (above), Balenciaga studded sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearnavy wrap top and maxi skirt, Bermuda denim shorts and slouchy teeBalenciaga studded sandals and florals, Balenciaga tempete day bag and embroidered blouse.


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How You Can Wear It:

Sometimes a simple outfit is just what you need for the day's activities, other days you might want to be more maximalist and add prints and colour with a piece like a kimono or printed cardigan. It's helpful to have a good go-to base like denim shorts that will work with whatever kind of outfit you have in mind.


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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Statement Jeans, Prints, Yellow Teething Necklace

While I am trying to move away from a blue denim rut and embrace some other kinds of clothes in my wardrobe, there's no denying that I love jeans as an easy go-to outfit option. I do try step away from the blue by buying and wearing other kinds of jeans as I wear them a lot being a stay at home mum. As well as colourful jeans, I'm happy to have a few statement jeans in my wardrobe.

What I wore:

pink and blue breastfeeding spring SAHM outfit leopard print skinny jeans | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
Jeans: Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'gratitude' and while I'm grateful for a lot of things, I decided to celebrate the fact that the slightly cooler spring days gave me another change to wear this long sleeved top. While the wrap design happily means it's perfect for breastfeeding, the longer sleeves mean I probably won't get to wear this much more this year as spring draws to a close.

I like blue and pink together almost as much as I like blue and purple so the pink leopard print jeans were a good choice. I've worn them with a blue top before too and I liked the combination just as much then as I do now.

Added the bright teething necklace at the end to help keep baby boy occupied. Spent some time with my mother in law in the afternoon.


Last worn: blue wrap top, pink leopard print jeans, pastel sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearblue wrap top and chambray skirt, leopard print jeans and blazer, pastel sandals and a maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and maternity pencil skirts.


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What I wore:

striped tank Sass and BIde metallic gold skinny jeans Balenciaga Day Bag | Away From Blue

Cora purpleheart JORD wood watch Balenciaga day bag | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
JeansSass and Bide 'Three Words' metallic gold jeans
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagBalenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'because I can' which gave me the perfect excuse to wear these statement metallic skinny jeans on a quiet weekend. While these jeans don't look as bright in the photos as the leopard print ones above, I feel these jeans are really statement making when I wear them. I often have to think a few times before coming up with what to wear with them. I still have a lot of fun wearing them though so they are definitely staying in my wardrobe. Plus I think the likelyhood of finding another pair of metallic jeans to replace them if I change my mind later is pretty low!

Stripes are a great go-to when you're not sure what to wear too, they go with everything! I picked the brown Balenciaga day bag as it's a great neutral and I felt like I hadn't worn it in a while.


Last worn: striped tank, metallic skinny jeans, Havaianas, Balenciaga Autumne day bag.

Other ways to wearstriped tank and maxi skirt, metallic skinny jeans and printed shirt, Balenciaga Autumne day bag and flares.

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