Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Printed Tanks, Maxi Skirts and Red Rebecca Minkoff Saddle Bag

While I have been trying to remove duplicate things from my wardrobe, I could not resist picking up another black maxi skirt for $1 in the opshop. So now I have two black maxi skirts! I love wearing maxi skirts though and think they are both different enough to justify keeping them.

A nice plain maxi skirt means you can wear it with a fun printed top, and add some extra colour with accessories like this red Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

What I wore:


printed rainbow tank with red rebecca minkoff saddle bag maxi skirt gold sandals | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | windy outfit pic outtake printed tank black maxi skirt
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
Tank: thrifted Target mixed print colourful printed tank
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

Such a windy day when I wore this! It was tricky getting a good photo with the breeze blowing my hair and skirt around. It was so nice having some breeze though as it had been another hot and humid week.

Pretty quiet day so just needed a simple outfit. Swim lessons and some errands to run before catching up with friends in the evening.

With the mixed print in this top and all the colours, a neutral black skirt was an obvious pairing. I couldn't resist matching the red in the top with this Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag. I just love the way this bag looks with maxi skirts, it's a frequently worn combo.


Last worn: mixed print tank, navy and gold bead necklace, black drawstring maxi skirt, gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to wearmixed print tank and olive shorts, black drawstring maxi skirt and denim jacket, gold sandals at Christmas, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag and navy dress.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Saddle Bag










What I wore:

animal print tank, tiered black maxi skirt red saddle bag and necklace mum style | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram animal print tank red saddle bag matching red necklace maxi skirt mum style
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
TankJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

Another windy day, another maxi skirt and printed tank outfit. This time I went overboard with the red, adding this red flat beaded necklace to my outfit to match the red saddle bag. I thought it would be nice to wear the skirt and necklace together, after I thrifted them both at the same time!

Another quiet day. Some time at the playground, a doctors appointment and a quick grocery shop. This maxi skirt was so nice to wear on such a hot but windy day, it flapped around a lot and kept me cool.

Last worn: red necklace, animal print tank, black ruffle hem maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag (above).

Other ways to wearanimal print tank and shorts, black ruffle hem maxi skirt and a tee, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyanimal print tank in second trimester.



Black Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A black maxi skirt is a wardrobe staple, especially if you need something to provide sun coverage or modesty coverage on your legs while running around at the playground in summer! They are so easy to wear with fun printed tanks, or bold accessories, to add a little extra colour and interest to your outfit.


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Friday, 15 March 2019

Bright Tanks Soft Shorts With Colourful Bags: Easy Summer SAHM Style

On a hot day, soft shorts like these are the best! Paired with simple tanks and colourful bag, it's easy mum style for summer.

What I wore:

colourful mixed print thrifted tank with olive floral embroidered short mustard yellow bag summer style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold with olive shorts | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | colourful mixed print tank with neutral olive shorts mustard rebecca minkoff regan bag
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Top: thrifted Target mixed print colourful printed tank (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

First wearing of my newly thrifted tank! I bought quite a few things over January and February! This was just $1 though so I had to have it. I grabbed it as soon as I saw it in the opshop and as I tried it on I realised it looked familiar. Ironing it after washing it, I thought more and I'm sure that I know someone with this exact top - not sure if it's a blogger or a friend! I messaged a few people I thought it might be but I haven't figured it out yet. It will be so funny when I figure out who has it. It's a Target one though so I might have just remembered walking past someone wearing it!

Didn't bump into anyone much on this day I wore it though - it was one of those super humid days, lots of heavy rain (I took my pics super quick then rushed inside to stay dry!) but still so hot. I did the daycare drop off and then worked from home for the day - briefly stepping out at lunch time to pick up a parcel at the post office I'd been waiting for since December!

With all the colours in the tank the neutral olive shorts seemed like the best choice, and they are so comfortable on a hot and humid day too. While the yellow in the tank isn't mustard, I thought this mustard micro Regan bag would make a great pairing with it, and I do love wearing this bag with these shorts.


Last worn: silver trinity necklace, olive embroidered shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag. First time I've worn the tank as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearolive embroidered shorts and grey knit, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag and little black dress.



My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:







What I wore:

turquoise tank and navy printed short culottes with magenta bag summer stay at home mum style | away from blue

navy printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | turquoise tank with navy printed culotte shorts and magenta edie cross body bag
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

Another simple tank and soft shorts combo - although this time it's a plain tank and printed shorts, the reverse of the first outfit. When I saw these shorts I debated getting them as I do have another pair of blue soft printed shorts, with a waist tie. But I figured as I'd worn those other ones more than 30 times these would also be a great addition to my wardrobe. And I have that post of 30 ways to wear blue printed shorts to give me outfit ideas!

Really liked how this came together, especially with the magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag. I wanted to wear my new bag but wasn't entirely sure how it would work with the different shades of blue and the print on the shorts. While it doesn't match with anything I'm glad I gave this a go as I really liked the pop of colour it added!

We had a quiet day, taking advantage of the slightly cooler morning to get in some time at the park with the boys before running a few errands and opshoping when the day got warmer. We actually managed to find what I was looking for in the opshop which so rarely happens! Was definitely a good thrifting day.


Last worn: beaded necklace, turquoise tank, Kmart navy culottes, Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag.

Other ways to wearturquoise tank in the office, Kmart navy culottes with pink teestudded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag and maxi skirt.


Bright Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:


Soft shorts are so good on a hot day, as you can see by how often I have been wearing these over summer! Add in a bright tank and you have a simple but colourful casual outfit.


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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

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

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


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

What I wore:

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

Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | awayfromtheblue

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

Other ways to wear abstract print tee and denim shorts.


What I Bought In January And February - Opshop Haul:






What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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



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

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




How You Can Wear It:

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

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

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


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Monday, 11 March 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Button Up Tanks And Pencil Skirts With A Little Red Micro Avery Bag

Simple office style with button up tanks and classic pencil skirts for the Weekday Wear Linkup today! I accessorised with my adorable red micro Avery tote bag and bold necklaces for a touch of colour.

A massive thank you to everyone who linked up - we had 45 entries last week!

What I wore:

printed tank, colourful statement necklace, pencil skirt red rebecca minkoff micro avery bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

Instagram | awayfromtheblue printed button up tank pencil skirt colourful red accessories micro avery bag in the office
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
TankJeanswest Florence print long line tank
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

With the neutral brown button up tank and black pencil skirt and ballet flats, this outfit definitely needed a little colour! My Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag is a firm favourite, an amazing eBay steal that has been getting frequently worn since I bought it. The colourful necklace has a little red in it too so if seemed like a fun touch with the neutral outfit.

I wasn't sure about the big dangly earrings with the statement necklace but I think the neutral gold worked really well. I loved this outfit!


Last worn: gold chandelier earrings, button up tank, Ruby Olive necklace, black ponte pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearbutton up tank and purple jeans, black ponte pencil skirt with stripes in winter, black ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancybutton up tank in third trimester, black ponte pencil skirt in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery










What I wore:

floral print button up tank red necklace statement necklace summer pencil skirt office outfit | away from blue

grey pencil skirt with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | floral button up tank grey pencil skirt red necklace and bag summer office outfit
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
TankRiver Island floral print sleeveless shirt
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Wearing all the red! It was lunar new year so I had to wear my new necklace. It was thrifted, but new-to-me so I figured it counted for something new to wear on the day! I love how this button up tank looks in the office, the collar makes it quite formal, although it works equally well with shorts. I thought the red accessories were a nice touch with it, even if the print on the tank is a little more burgundy.

I also managed to keep this white tank clean when we had a big celebratory team lunch too, which I felt quite proud of! I figured the print would help disguise it if I did spill anything.


Last worn: button up tank, grey pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery (above). First time I've worn the necklace as it was a recent opshop find.

Other ways to wearbutton up tank and maxi skirt, grey pencil skirt in monochrome outfit, gold mouse flats for a YouTube creator day, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygrey pencil skirt in second trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester.




Button Up Tanks Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:
A button up tank is a nice alternative to a button up shirt on a hot summer day. They look just as formal as their sleeved counterparts when you add a blazer or cardigan on top to battle the cold office aircon.






Weekday Wear Linkup #09


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.
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Friday, 8 March 2019

Printed Culotte Shorts With Plain Tops and Mini MAC Cross Body Bags

It's one of the simplest outfit formula rules to follow: if you're wearing a printed piece, pick a plain piece to go with it. I followed that rule for the two outfits below to create some easy summer outfits with very different colour schemes. I accessorised both with a colourful little Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

What I wore:

mustard tank kmart lemon print culotte shorts summer sahm style | awayfrpomblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | mustard tank with pastel navy print culotte shorts and mint mini mac bag summer style
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in chartreuse
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Colourful outfit for a hot and sunny day! We spent the morning by the bayside attending an event in the park. It was really hot and humid, but a lot of fun, and the sea breeze was quite nice. Much better at cooling us than our aircon at home, which had sadly given up during the summer heatwave and we were having troubles repairing. It was out of action for over 2 weeks!

I picked a fun and colourful outfit for the fun day - when I saw these printed shorts in the Kmart clearance sale (they were just $5!) I knew I wanted to wear them with the mustard tank, even though the yellow in the print is more of a pastel. I liked this combination even more than the first time I wore these shorts!

I added a little extra colour with my aqua mini MAC bag - I didn't need to carry much for myself as the event was entirely free. I brought my wallet just in case but didn't need it. I did however decide at the last minute to put my hair up and forgot to then sunscreen my exposed back and neck - that was a painful reminder I need to review my use of sunscreen if I change my hairstyle before I leave the house! I was sunburnt and sore for days.


Last worn: mustard tank, gold and navy beaded necklace, lemon print culottes, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearmustard tank with black shorts, lemon print culottes with pink, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

monochromatic grey tee printed shorts outfit with neon pink mini mac bag | away from blue

 Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | monochromatic printed culotte shorts outfit with grey v neck tee neon pink mini MAC bag
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This was the day we finally got the aircon repaired, yey! Had a quiet morning at the park with the boys, ran a couple of errands picking up some groceries and some wrapping paper to wrap the birthday presents for a party the next day. I have plenty of Christmas wrapping paper, but was a little low on birthday paper!

Was so thankful for having the aircon fixed that afternoon - it's such a blessing to have aircon in the heat and you really notice when it's gone! (Big thanks to New Venture Brisbane who finally fixed it for us. Not sponsored, just very thankful for them!)

I followed the same outfit formula as above, with a pair of fun soft printed shorts and then a plain top. This grey tee is a firm favourite, and created a nice monochromatic outfit with the black print. It did feel a little flat though, a the navy tassel necklace blended in a bit with the tee. The neon pink mini MAC bag was the perfect touch of colour with it all to brighten it up a bit.


Last worn: grey tee, navy tassel necklace, black printed shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC.

Other ways to weargrey tee and red maxi skirt, black printed shorts and kimono, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC and purple cardigan.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in second trimester.



Printed Culotte Shorts Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Soft shorts are a summer staple, perfect for a hot and humid day. To keep things simple, pick a plain tank or tee to wear with them. You can go monochromatic like in the second outfit, or bolder and pick a colour out of the print to wear on top. A bright cross body handbag is always a good way to accessorise too.


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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Peplum Tanks, Kimonos and Denim Shorts: Summer Mum Style

I've been wearing peplum tanks with pencil skirts frequently recently, so I thought it was time to try something different and pair them with some denim shorts. Like scarves in winter, kimonos are a fun topper to an outfit to add a little extra colour and interest.

What I wore:


navy printed kimono, peplum tank and denim shorts with purple mini mab tote bag | awayfromblue

printed kimono, denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | navy printed kimono black peplum tank and denim shorts
JacketJeanswest Jamie printed kimono (on sale!)
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
Tank: Zalora basics ruffle hem tank in black
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

After getting badly sunburned a couple days before, I needed a light outfit that provided sun protection for a quick trip out with the boys to run essential errands and pickup some groceries. This black peplum tank is so soft and just what my sore shoulders needed. It's a shame that the peplum hem of this tank doesn't show up well in the photos as I thought it looked really cute! I was grateful for the kimono adding a little extra colour and print to the outfit as it also offered some good sun protection for my tender shoulders.

I've recently worn this purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag with the blue printed kimono before - since I liked the combination I thought I'd wear it again, just swapping the white tee for this black tank and a different necklace. I also appreciated the thin cross body strap on the bag being easy to wear without aggravating my sunburned neck and shoulders!

Simple, fuss-free outfit for a hot day.


Last worn: Jamie cocoon kimono, blue beaded necklace, Zalora peplum tank, distressed denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearJamie cocoon kimono with stripes, Zalora peplum tank and jeans, distressed denim shorts and polka dot knit, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancy: Zalora peplum tank hiding second trimester bump, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag and Mini MAC Compared:










What I wore:

pink and blue casual summer shorts and kimono outfit with peplum tank and mini mac bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC bag with printed kimono and denim shorts | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | summer denim shorts peplum tank and printed kimono outfit with pink accessories
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
Tank: Kmart black sleeveless frill hem peplum tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Despite not having sunburn to contend with when I wore this, it's a very similar outfit to the one above. Longer shorts and longer tank, but still just denim shorts, peplum tank and a fun blue printed kimono with a colourful pink Rebecca Minkoff bag this time.

I picked up this peplum tank in the Kmart clearance sale and wanted to wear it another way to meet my 'wear twice in the month I buy it' goal for all my new purchases. Since I wore it with a pencil skirt last time, I wore it more casually this time with the bermuda denim shorts. The pink beaded necklace and mini MAC bag were fun accessories to pop against the blue printed kimono too.

Had quite a busy day. A relaxed morning browsing the opshop after dropping off another couple of bags of donations, and of course picking up a couple of things for myself too! Then had an appointment for the boys in the afternoon. With the heat and humidity, I liked this light kimono addition to my outfit as it kept me sun-safe and didn't add to the heat.


Last worn: printed kimono, pink beaded necklace, Kmart peplum tank, bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC.

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and burgundy pants, peplum tank and pencil skirt, bermuda denim shorts and scarf, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC and dress.

Perfect for pregnancyprinted kimono in third trimester.



Peplum Tanks Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A peplum tank is a nice twist on a basic tank - just as easy to wear, but with a little ruffled hem to add a point of difference to your outfit. If the outfit still seems a little plain, why not add a kimono for colour and interest in summer, or a scarf in cooler weather. A brightly coloured bag is another fun accessory that works year-round!


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Monday, 4 March 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Little Black Dresses and Scarves For The Office

Adding some scarves to little black dresses for the office, and sharing another Weekday Wear linkup!

What I wore:

black fit and flare dress with printed scarf and ballet flats for the office with Balenciaga part time bag | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack, Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | little black fit and flare dress for the office printed accessories and Balenciaga part time bag
Earrings: gifted Kmart navy tassel earrings
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl grey tiny bird print scarf (c/o)
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava White leopard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

It was a hot summer day when I wore this, and although it was a little cooler in the morning, the scarf wasn't really a necessary layer for warmth. Scarves are good at a couple of things: they add warmth to an outfit, add some colour to an outfit, or add a print to an outfit for a little more interest. The print this scarf adds to the monochrome outfit was a nice touch, but the main reason I wore it was to cover up my neck! After getting badly sunburned on the back of my neck over the weekend, I needed something to cover up the redness.

This sleeveless fit and flare dress is so soft and didn't irritate my sensitive skin, but the scarf was needed as an extra layer to cover everything up, as the neckline dips down in the back slightly.

Even with the fun bird print on the scarf, I thought this outfit was a little plain with the black dress and black Balenciaga part time bag together, so I added another print in with the leopard print ballet flats. I thought it worked well.


Last worn: bird print scarf, navy tassel earrings, fit and flare dress, leopard print ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag.

Other ways to wearbird print scarf tied on bag, fit and flare dress over a tee, leopard print ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga part time bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyfit and flare dress in second trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Part Time Bag










What I wore:

leona edimston fern print black dress with hot pink crinkle scarf and balenciaga bag in office | away from blue

printed dress and pink scarf with Balenciaga black g21 part time bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | fern print leona edmiston dress with hot pink crinkle scarf balenciaga bag for the office
Earrings: Ana Luisa 'Olivia' tassel earrings in pink
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
Dress: Leona Edmiston Jemima fern print dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Another scarf covering up my sunburned neck and shoulders! The ferns in the print on the dress are a lovely blush pink so I thought the hot pink scarf - while not matching - continued the pink theme nicely. Again I stuck with a classic black Balenciaga part time bag, and went with plain black ballet flats. The blush tassels on these earrings are a cute match for the fern print on this dress, so I just had to wear them together again.

I really liked this outfit, the scarf was such a fun pop of colour, even if it was too warm for the day and made me overheat a little when I popped out of the office to grab something at the shops in the afternoon.


Last worn: Leona Edmiston printed dress, gold tassel earrings, hot pink crinkle scarf, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag (above).

Other ways to wearLeona Edmiston printed dress in winter, hot pink crinkle scarf with navy, black ballet flats and pencil skirt, Balenciaga part time bag and olive jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyLeona Edmiston printed dress in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester



Black Dresses For The Office Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A little black dress is an office classic. You can add some extra interest to your black dress with a fun printed scarf like in the first outfit. If your dress already has a print, you can accessorise it with a similarly coloured plain scarf like in the second outfit.




Weekday Wear Linkup #08


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