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Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Navy Printed Kimono | #30wears Challenge

Another kimono for this months 30 wears post! Surprisingly it's only the second time I've featured a kimono for one of these posts, despite wearing kimonos frequently. I think it's because I have so many it takes me a while to build up 30 wears on one of them.

Every month I look back through my blog archives and find something I've worn 30 times or more to create these posts. One of the benefits of photographing and blogging what I wear each day for over 8 years, it's easy to see how often things are worn!


30 Ways To Wear: Navy Printed Kimono


30 Ways To Wear a Navy Printed Kimono: Outfit Ideas | Away From The Blue blog


I bought this kimono from ASOS, on sale when I was pregnant with my youngest boy at the end of 2015. It has been worn a lot, which surprises me to see that it's taken a little over 4 years to get to 30 wears with it. I think it's just because I have so many kimonos as I said above.

Cost Per Wear

I paid $22 for this kimono on sale, so at 30 wears that's 73 cents a wear, which is really good! This kimono still looks new too, it hasn't faded or worn. I'm really happy with it, and it will of course be staying in my wardrobe to be worn even more.

So here are the ways I've worn it, and some outfit ideas and colour combinations you can try.



Navy Kimono With Denim


6 outfit ideas with navy printed kimono and denim spring and summer | awayfromblue

Of course the outfit formula you'll see me wearing the most is a kimono and denim. There's something about a casual kimono that makes it the best topper for a denim outfit - whether it's skinny jeans or denim shorts! I like adding a kimono when I've got some denim in my outfit.



Printed Kimono With Dresses


3 ways to wear navy kimono and dresses | awayfromtheblue

There are other things that look great with kimonos! I like adding them to dresses - from a shorter chambray dress in the middle there to the two black maxi dresses, I think kimonos are perfect with any length of dress. They are a nice way to cover up your shoulders as well when wearing a sleeveless dress, for sun protection or a little extra warmth.



Navy Kimono With Skirts


3 outfit ideas styling a navy printed kimono with skirts | away from the blue


Just like the dresses above, you'll find that a kimono works well with any length of skirt! I like the slouchy relaxed look it gives when worn with a maxi skirt, and it's a nice way to dress down a pencil skirt a little more too when you are wearing it outside of the office as I am in the first and third outfits here.


Some Colour Combinations To Try With a Navy Kimono:



Blue Kimono Worn With Black


colour combination outfit ideas with navy kimono and black | away from the blue


I really like black and blue together! With the addition of the navy printed kimono, these basic black tank and denim outfits are a little bit more colourful and interesting.


Navy Kimono With Red


3 ways to wear a navy printed kimono with red pieces | 30wears awayfromtheblue


Red and blue are a fun and colourful combination - you can try a basic red tee under a kimono, or a bolder outfit with a pair of red skinny jeans like I have in the middle there. Any amount of red looks good with navy.


Blue Printed Kimono With Pink Accessories


5 outfit ideas with a navy blue kimono and pink accessories | awayfromblue blog


Pink and blue are so good together! This set of outfit ideas shows you a great way to try a new colour combo - you can take it small and simple by wearing a pink accessory with a blue kimono. Could be a statement necklace like in the middle, or a bit bigger and bolder with a pink bag. You can see I really like wearing my neon pink mini MAC with this kimono!


Navy Kimono Worn With Green


colourful outfit combinations navy printed kimono with green | away from blue


While I used to avoid wearing blue and green together, when I tried the combo I realised that blue and green really should be seen! No matter what the old fashion "rule" says. This neutral navy kimono works well with every shade of green.


Blue Printed Kimono In Pregnancy


navy printed kimono in pregnancy with baby bump awayfromtheblue blog


Much like accessories, kimonos are the best as they work in all trimesters of pregnancy! I loved being able to feel like myself by wearing a favourite kimono no matter how big my belly grew. It's always fun looking back at the bump pics when I'm putting these posts together too. You don't need to splurge on a maternity kimono - as you never button it up any kimono works well with a baby belly!




Where To Buy a Navy Printed Kimono Under $50:

I packed up this New Look petite navy printed kimono at ASOS in the sales, but there are a lot of cute options in other stores too:







More Outfit Ideas:


For more outfit inspiration and ideas, you can view all the 30+ ways I've worn this navy printed kimono in my blog archives, or browse the complete 30 wears series.

Similar Posts In The 30 Wears Series:



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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

V-Neck Tees Knotted Over Tiered Sundresses With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

I'm a little sad that Kmart hasn't brought these strappy tiered sundresses back again this year, I was so hoping they would! They are such a staple in my wardrobe and they aren't just worn in the summer months. Today I'm sharing two spring outfits I made with them by knotting some tees over the top. I did this in winter too with knits.

What I wore:

orange tee knotted over black printed tiered sundress with colourful accessories | awayfromblue

little black dress with Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | marigold orange tee with black sundresses knotted spring layer bright necklace love bag
NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
TeeJeanswest essential v-neck tee in marigold
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus mixed metal bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

I wore this a little bit too late for Halloween! But I did like the black and orange combo. This v-neck tee is a recent purchase from the Jeanswest sale. I picked it up as I loved the orange, and went to try it on. Then it looked so mustard in the change room. I asked the SA as I was buying it, it's definitely not mustard right?! ha! I do love mustard but I already have a mustard tee.

Like you do with a new purchase, I wanted to wear this shortly after I bought it and realised it would be a great pop of colour with this little black tiered sundress. With the nude studded gladiator sandals and the grey Rebecca Minkoff love bag, I wanted to add a little more colour to the outfit and this Ruby Olive necklace was perfect! It was a Christmas gift from my bestie last year.

I liked the slight extra warmth this tee gave layered over the sundress for church too - always so cold in church with the aircon!


Last worn: black Aztec print dress, statement necklace, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. First time I've worn the tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearblack Aztec print dress and denim jacketstudded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bag










What I wore:

grey v neck tee knotted over printed tiered sundress with ankle boots love bag | away from blue

blush printed sundress with Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | mum style church outfit knotted grey tee over tiered printed sundress with rebecca minkoff love bag
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Dress: Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Another outfit I wore to church, another tee knotted over a sundress! Unlike the first outfit, I let the dress be the colour with the blue and pink print and went with a neutral grey tee to match the Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. Picked the black ankle boots as I wore this a few weeks before the first outfit, where I wanted a little extra warmth for the cooler spring morning. It turned into a beautifully warm day by the afternoon though.

This grey tee is such a wardrobe staple - I have a 30 ways to wear post coming up with it soon because I've finally achieved over 30 wears with it. It was one of the pieces I searched through my blog archives for first when I heard about the 30 wears challenge, so sure that I'd have already hit 30 wears with it! I have finally got over 30 wears with it now, and I've been putting a 30 wears post together every month for almost 2 years, haha!

I knotted this tee to the side but I preferred the way I knotted the tee in the first outfit, making the knot more of a statement.

Last worn: grey v-neck tee, blush and blue sundress, beaded necklace, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff love bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey v-neck tee and maxi skirt, blush and blue sundress and pink bag, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancygrey v-neck tee in second trimesterblack ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff love bag in third trimester.



V-Neck Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It

A v-neck tee is a wardrobe staple and pairs so nicely with denim - jeans or shorts! For something a little different and for a cooler spring or autumn day, try layering a tee over one of your fave summer dresses to create a whole new look!





What I Bought In November:


I'd usually do an extra post for this with a video but I've been a bit unwell this month and lost my voice for over a week so I'm just adding a little note onto this post. I also only bought three things:


I used up the last of my Christmas gift cards in the Jeanswest 40% off sale to pickup some colourful pieces for summer, and as I was hunting the opshops for books for our Christmas book advent calendar I couldn't resist this cute necklace for just $3!

Here's how I've worn it all:




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Monday, 25 November 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Belted Fit and Flare Dresses With Tees Underneath and Balenciaga Day Bags

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm layering some 3/4 sleeve tees under classic fit and flare dresses. And adding all the accessories! The last of our stuff is out of storage and my uncle helped me finish the rest of my wardrobe room so I finally have all of my clothes and accessories in one wardrobe room in our new house, making me very happy indeed!

What I wore:

sleeveless fit and flare dress lbd with pink accessories and tee layered underneath | awayfromblue

black fit and flare dress with Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram spring office outfit long sleeve tee with black LBD fit and flare sleeveless dress pink accessories
NecklaceEye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress (with grey long sleeve tee underneath)
BeltAsos Metal Keeper super skinny belt in pink
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus pearl and rose gold bracelet stack
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

It's not the first time I've layered a neutral tee under this black fit and flare dress. It makes it the perfect base for some bright accessories, and this magenta Balenciaga day bag matches so nicely with this magenta skinny belt. Which I haven't worn for a few years as it's just recently been uncovered from storage after our move (I went into a little bit more detail about the return of the belts here). So happy to see it again, it's a great colour match to this Balenciaga day bag.

The pink crystals in the necklace don't match the magenta pink exactly, but I still liked the extra touch of colour it added to the outfit. Went a little further and added the printed shoes too, these leopard print ballet flats are so fun to wear with a monochromatic outfit.

They grey tee wasn't really needed underneath in the heat of the day but it was appreciated in the cold aircon at work, even if I did overheat a little when my friend and I went out for a walk at lunch time, where I posed in front of yet another jacaranda tree!


Last worn: statement necklace, black fit and flare dress, pink belt, leopard print flats, magenta Balenciaga day bag.

Other ways to wearblack fit and flare dress in winter, pink belt and maxi dress, leopard print flats with stripes, magenta Balenciaga day bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack fit and flare dress in second trimester, pink belt in second trimester, magenta Balenciaga day bag in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Day










What I wore:

teal tee under striped fit and flare sleeveless dress with red accessories and balenciaga day bag | away from blue

bracelet stack, hermes kelly double tour with Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | teal tee under sleeveless striped fit and flare dress with Balenciaga day bag and red accessories
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
DressJeanswest 'Rita' stripe jersey dress (with Valleygirl blue 3/4 sleeve tee underneath)
Belt: thrifted (op-shop) find
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Even more colourful this time, on my next day in the office I wore another fit and flare dress, this one in a classic black and white stripe. I added a teal tee underneath and then some red accessories - mostly because I felt these red suede ballet flats were overdue a wear and you know I can't resist a little matchy-matchy!

With the red belt, shoes and Hermes Kelly bracelet I felt a red necklace might have been a little too much so I picked this anchormen crystal statement necklace instead. The blue Balenciaga day bag isn't a great match to the teal tee, but I thought it complimented it nicely and this bag looks great with red!


Last worn: striped fit and flare dress, teal tee, statement necklace, Hermes bracelet, red belt, red suede flats, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearstriped fit and flare dress and blazer, teal tee and pencil skirtred belt and little black dress, red suede flats and jeans, Balenciaga tempete day bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancystriped fit and flare dress in second trimester, teal tee in second trimester, red suede flats in second trimester, Balenciaga tempete day bag in third trimester.



Fit And Flare Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A fit and flare dress is such a staple, and with a sleeveless one like these two you can easily layer a tee underneath if the office aircon is a little chilly, bypassing the need for a blazer or cardigan on top. You can add some colour with bright accessories like statement necklaces or belts. A fit and flare dress looks great belted!



Weekday Wear Linkup #46


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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Friday, 22 November 2019

Maxi Skirts and Tees With Scarves and Mustard Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan Bag

Easy mum style for breezy spring days with v-neck tees and printed maxi skirts. Accessorised with some colourful scarves and my adorable mustard yellow Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

What I wore:

brisbane spring style jacaranda outfit mustard tee print mix scarf stripe maxi skirt | awayfromblue

navy skirt with Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instgagram | brisbane spring mum style mustard tee navy maxi skirt fashion scarf girl print mix
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl navy Geo print tassel scarf
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I really like blue and yellow together so I knew I should wear this navy striped maxi skirt with the mustard tee. I couldn't resist going a little matchy-matchy with the accessories too, with my mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag matching the tee and navy scarf matching the skirt. Even if the mustard bag isn't quite the same colour as the tee, it is such a fun combo and one I've worn before.

It was a warmer spring day but a bit breezy, especially right on the bay where we spent the morning at the playground, after quickly stopping off at opshop to drop off some stuff. Of course I ended up browsing after donating and picked up a few things for the boys too! I thought the mixed geometric print of the scarf was a fun print mix with the striped skirt, and loved the combination.

Of course the location is the best part though! I couldn't believe my luck stumbling across this beautiful jacaranda tree. Even if the wind made it tricky to get a good pic, and baby boy had a bit of fun running around in the background 😂 The jacaranda trees are so beautiful and worth documenting though - they blossom every spring in Brisbane and are so colourful!


Last worn: mustard tee, geometric print scarf, striped maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wearmustard tee worn two ways, geometric print scarf and shorts, striped maxi skirt in winter, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan worn 30 ways.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan










What I wore:

yellow and red maxi skirt outfit with white tee and micro regan bag | away from blue

mustard scarf and red skirt with Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | spring scarf style red printed maxi skirt white tee cross body bag
ScarfJeanswest Lucille golden yellow scarf
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Again with the mustard! It is my favourite shade of yellow. The lovely boho print on this red maxi skirt has a little touch of yellow in it so the mustard bag was an obvious choice, and with the bold red and yellow together I thought a plain white tee was the best. It made it through a trip to the park with the kids and dogs, a haircut, and going out for lunch with my sister without getting a stain so I was pretty happy! I wasn't as lucky last time I wore it...

Again it was a windy start to the morning so I added a scarf, and thought this mustard one was such a bright pop with the red skirt. Just like the tee in the outfit above, it's a different shade from the bag but I thought it complimented it nicely.


Last worn: mustard scarf, white tee, red printed maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag (above).

Other ways to wearmustard scarf and little black dress, white tee and jeans, red printed maxi skirt and band teeRebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and denim shorts



Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed maxi skirt is a fun piece to wear in warmer weather - and paired with a plain tee it makes for an easy outfit. You can add further colour and print to your outfit with accessories too, like I have with the scarves and the little mustard bag.


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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Dusters With Jeans and Tee Outfits: Green For Spring

Making the most of spring and posing in front of more beautiful jacaranda trees!

I used to be so unsure of how to wear green and didn't have much of it in my wardrobe. I decided to try challenge myself with it a couple of years ago and since then I've been having a lot of fun with green in my wardrobe! It seems like such a nice colour for spring, and I'm wearing it in two different ways in the below jeans, tee and duster outfits.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral duster with grey tee skinny jeans  | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with bracelet stack green floral kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | jeanswest delilah green floral duster kimono with grey tee black skinny jeans spring church outfit
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tee: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Wore this for church on a day that turned out to be a lot hotter than I anticipated! I felt the jeans were a bit overkill when we walked out of church into the heat of the day in the afternoon. I'd planned the outfit to stay warm in the cold aircon at church, but wished I'd picked shorts for the rest of the day.

Again I'm using this pretty green floral duster kimono to add a little more colour to a monochrome jeans and tee outfit, just like I did here. You've seen me wear this duster a lot recently, I knew I'd get a lot of wear from it when I bought it! I also knew I was going to stop on the way to church to grab a pic with this pretty purple Jacaranda tree so the floral duster seemed fitting!

I thrifted this grey tunic a couple of months ago and it's so soft and comfortable. With the neutral tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag I added the bracelets for a little more colour too, I thought they complimented the green kimono nicely.


Last worn: green floral kimono, beaded necklace, grey tunic, black skinny jeans, gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to weargreen floral kimono and graphic tee, grey tunic and pencil skirt, black skinny jeans and leopard print, gold sandals and tee dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi skirt.



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What I wore:

striped duster with green skinny jeans grey slouchy tee spring mum outfit | away from blue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | striped duster with green skinny jeans and jacaranda spring
JacketKmart striped maxi cardigan
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

These photos did not turn out as well as the ones above! I'd been excited to take pics in this jacaranda-lined street for a while and finally got the chance when we were heading out to a messy play morning, as we pass this street on the way. Unfortunately the street was quite busy and I couldn't park where I wanted so we had to do a bit of a trek back to the trees and I was a little on edge as I could hear people inside the house at this tree. It was the closest one to our car though so I quickly got Mr 5 to snap a few photos and then rushed back to the car and away so we didn't disturb the home owners anymore. Didn't end up with the best photos but I did like the outfit!

If I only shared the outfits or the photos I loved on this blog I'd never have anything to post! Don't get me wrong, sometimes, like in the first outfit, the outfit and pics turn out brilliantly. But sometimes the outfit doesn't come together like I planned or the photos are overly dark and blurry. I'd rather share the good and the bad though, it's a personal style blog and what I wear each day, not a perfectly composed fashion blog.

Again this was a simple jeans and tee outfit, this time around the colour was from the bright green skinny jeans, and I used the striped duster to add some extra print to my outfit. I liked how the green jeans and bag went together too. I wanted things that were all easily washable as the messy play morning can get a bit messy sometimes, ha! Thankfully I stayed clean and dry, while the boys needed a little change of clothes when they got home. They had such a fun morning though, messy play is always a hit.



Last worn: striped duster, navy necklace, slouchy grey tee, green skinny jeans, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearstriped duster for long haul flight, slouchy grey tee over a dress, green skinny jeans with navy, green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag with monochrome outfit.

Perfect for pregnancystriped duster in second trimester, slouchy grey tee in second trimester.



Dusters Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Jeans and a tee is a mum staple! For something a little different, try adding a bit of colour of print with a duster. It's a nice light layer on a warm spring day. You could even swap out your classic black or blue jeans for a brighter pair like I have in the second outfit if you're feeling particularly colourful.


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Monday, 18 November 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Two Ways To Wear A Grey Skater Dress

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm showing you two ways to wear a simple grey skater dress, taking it from work to a night out by changing the accessories.

This neutral grey dress is a great staple in my wardrobe and really should be worn more! I packed it for our Europe trip and it reminded me I should get it out more often.

What I wore:

monochrome office outfit grey skater dress boucle jacket leopard print flats and purple balenciaga work bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | grey skater dress in office boucle jacket monochrome outfit with purple balenciaga work bag
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoes:  Walnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge black and white bangle
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Was feeling a bit uninspired with what to wear, knowing I had a busy day at work and then a night out in the evening. A dress is an easy outfit staple so I went with that, and this grey one is extremely comfortable. Kept it monochrome for a day in the office, wearing it with my black boucle jacket to dress up the casual tee fabric a little, the sparkly statement necklace worked well to do that too.

The big purple Balenciaga work bag adds a pop of colour. I find it so hard to do monochrome looks, I always sneak some colour in somewhere! I'm thrilled I got to wear the shoes again too, it's been a while since the last wearing and I've tried to wear them recently but the rainy forecast always made me change my mind, they were definitely overdue a wear and I'm pleased the weather cooperated this time!

And yes, I held the Balenciaga work bag backwards in every pic...obviously not properly awake that morning!


Last worn: boucle jacket, statement necklace, grey skater dress, leopard print flats, purple Balenciaga work bag.

Other ways to wearboucle jacket and pencil skirt, grey skater dress at Disney, leopard print flats and stripesBalenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle jacket in third trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester.


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What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with gray skater dress dinner mum night out outfit with circle straw bag | away from blue

Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | green floral duster with a skater dress and ankle boots straw circle crossbody bag
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: thrifted blue multi stand long beaded necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

After the busy day at work I came home and quickly got changed to head out to dinner with some mum friends. I swapped the boucle blazer for this green floral duster. I love the bold burst of colour it adds to the neutral grey and I like the skater dress and duster combo - I've worn this skater dress with another duster before too.

The navy necklace and tassel earrings added more colour to the dress, and the tan boots are a neutral classic. It was a cooler spring evening and I was grateful I'd picked ankle boots to wear on the way home from the restaurant, kept me a little cosier. I didn't need to bring much as it was a kid-free dinner so wore my Amerii round straw cross body bag. Simple little outfit changes that had me ready and out the door quick enough to be on time for dinner, after giving the boys plenty of hugs!

I got ready so quickly I forgot to put on the bracelets I'd set aside, but I think the navy necklace and earrings were enough extra colour with the green kimono.


Last wornfloral duster, navy tassel earrings, navy long necklace, grey skater dress (above), tan ankle boots, Amerii circle straw bag.

Other ways to wearfloral duster and jeans, grey skater dress in winter, tan ankle boots and sheath dress, Amerii circle straw bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester.



Skater Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A comfortable skater dress in a neutral shade like this grey one is so easy to dress up or down. Try sticking to monochrome colours in the office with a classic blazer to dress it up a little, or make it more casual and colourful like I have in the second outfit with a bright duster and statement accessories.



Weekday Wear Linkup #45


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

Guidelines:
1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!




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Note: I wore these outfits a couple of weeks ago, before the bushfires across Australia. For today, we are safe from the bushfires, as are our family and friends. For ways to help those not as fortunate, see here: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/bushfire-donations-heres-how-you-can-help/11696418

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