Showing posts with label Wardrobe Edits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wardrobe Edits. Show all posts

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Lazy SAHM Dressing: Printed Pants ~ Same Outfit, Different Prints

Two extremely similar outfits. I felt I hadn't worn my printed jeans in a while, they were overdue a wear. Unlike some of the other posts I've shared with similar outfit formulas, I wore these one day after the other, and I didn't even notice that I'd pretty much worn the same thing until I went to upload the pictures!

So a very unimaginative set of outfits - printed jeans with a jumper and the same jacket, scarf and boots! At least the bags were different I guess? Some days you just want to go with an easy option, and accessories that work with anything you wear are a good choice.

What I wore:

Sass and Bide Printed skinny jeans tan ankle boots skull scarf red jumper leather jacket

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe with printed jeans
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
Jumper: Chicabooti red fine knit jumper (with Cotton On red singlet underneath)
JeansSass and Bide 'The Archetype' feather print zippora skinnies
ShoesAsos airtime leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

I liked the colours in this outfit, but it was a pain to wear in practice. Definitely an outfit fail. Luckily I didn't have to wear it long - a checkup for baby and then stopping by the shops on the way home to pickup lunch.

These jeans are one of the pairs I bought off ebay post-baby to celebrate fitting back into 'regular' jeans again. They are a little larger than I need right now so they were annoying. Plus while the zipper detail on the hems is awesome to look at, it's not so great when it's rubbing against the top of my ankle boots. It's turned me off these jeans so much they are leaving my wardrobe! They would always need to be belted if I kept them anyway, not too much of a loss.

Leaving My Wardrobe: Sass and Bide Printed Jeans

Away From Blue Blog 1 pair of printed jeans worn 4 ways multi-seasonal
Outfits: one, two, three, four.

Last worn: Ray-Ban wayfarersleather jacket, taupe skull scarf, red knit, Sass and Bide printed zippora jeans, Asos Chelsea Ankle Boots, Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC.

Other ways to wearleather jacket with a printed dress, skull scarf with a printed dress, red knit and blue jeansmy favourite outfit with these printed jeans, ankle boots and black jeans, striped mini MAC and a baby bump.

More printed pants, under $50:

What I wore:

Pink Leopard Print Jeans with ombre grey knit and tan accessories

Pink leopard Print Jeans and Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag in carob brown
JacketJeanswest black leather jacket
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
JumperJeanswest 'Serena' ombre knit
Jeans: Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
ShoesAsos airtime leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

Unlike the (extremely similar) outfit above, I much preferred these jeans with the ankle boots. I think cuffing them looks better and it definitely feels better to wear. Did result in some cold ankles early in the morning though!

Just a simple outfit for a morning out with DH and baby T running errands and getting lunch. I did wonder if the leopard print and the ombre would be too much together at first, but I'm glad I tried it anyway as I think it looks good.

Last worn:leather jacket (above) skull scarf (above), ombre knit, leopard print jeans, Chelsea boots (above), Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran.

Other ways to wear: leather jacket with a dressscarf with a maxi skirtombre knit at 40 weeks pregnant, pink leopard print jeans with a grey tee, Chelsea boots and a maxi skirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran and a little red dress.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Casual SAHM Winter Style: Skinny Jeans and Layers

It's feeling like quite a cold winter here in Brisbane so I've been wearing my skinny jeans often. Probably wearing them more than my maxi skirts! A nice easy option for life with baby, and easy to layer up with scarves.

What I wore:

ScarfAlexander McQueen pink pashmina in skull and floral print
Jumper: Supre knit loose fit jumper in bahamas
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this to run a crazy amount of errands! As it was a really cold morning and I had to be up early, I added the leather jacket to keep me cosy. Thought the scarf added more nice colour with the peach knit. I had lunch with DH, and it was easy to take the layers off in the afternoon as it heated up.

Leaving My Wardrobe: Black Leather Boots

This is the last wearing of these boots! I've been a lot more critical with my shoe wardrobe lately. I own these boots in black and in brown. I wear the brown ones much more often, and since I mostly pass over these ones and wear the brown instead it doesn't make sense to keep them in my wardrobe. I've been enjoying ankle boots a lot more lately anyway, I can wear them for more months in the year. I've picked up a new pair of black ankle boots recently that means these tall ones would get even less wear. They've been worn 18 times over the years, which isn't bad, but not as much as the brown ones. Time for them to leave my wardrobe!

Last worn: leather jacket, pink skull scarf, peach knit, Jeanswest skinny jeanstall black boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wear: leather jacket with a dressskull scarf in spring, peach knit with printed jeans, skinny jeans in autumnleather boots with a dress in winter, Louis Vuitton speedy b bag with a maxi dress.

What I wore:

Scarf: Sportsgirl animal scarf in violet
TeeJeanswest rolled sleeve grey marle tee
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo (on sale with extra 30% off!)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale here!)

Why I wore it:

I love that last picture with Cooper in the background - it looks like he's fallen asleep sitting up! He was just having a good scratch.

In contrast to the outfit above, this was worn on a much more relaxed day. Met up with a friend for a morning coffee at a baby friendly cafe. It was a lovely way to start the day, and our babies had fun together. We had a bit of a walk to warm us up so I even took the scarf off for a while as we sat outside in the sun.

As it's the second time I've worn this cardigan since I purchased it, my purchase review:
I'm trying to wear everything I buy twice in a month after buying it, and that's come so easily with this cardigan! I couldn't resist the great sale price in the last Jeanswest sale, even though I already have a purple cardigan. This is a kimono/cocoon style instead of the drape style of my other one, and a different shade. I felt it was different enough to justify the purchase, and I have been making more of an effort to wear my cardigans lately so I'm hopefully this will get a lot more wear in my wardrobe.
I'm aware it's not a purchase I needed, just something I wanted, so I shouldn't really have bought it...but I'm happy with it and expect to wear it often.

Last worn: purple kimono cardigan, leopard print scarf, basic grey tee, skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan in the office, leopard print scarf with maxi dress, grey tee with a maxi skirt, skinny jeans and a grey tee in summer, Converse with a maxi skirt, mini MAC with a maxi skirt in the third trimester.

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Monday, 29 June 2015

June Dress Week: Corporate Style - Polka Dots and Floral Print - Monthly Purchases

Sharing my June purchases and the final two outfits for the June Dress Week Style challenge, two work outfits. I enjoyed playing along with Kiki during this challenge, but I do think it was extremely challenging for me wearing so many dresses in winter. It definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone though, which is a nice benefit from a style challenge.

June Purchases:

With all of these purchases this month it's easy to see why I've decided to do a #noBuyJuly15 challenge! I definitely don't need to be adding any more to my wardrobe. I still have completely unworn items from my May purchases, as well as things I bought and have only worn once! I didn't hit my goals of wearing things twice in a month after buying them...because of this I returned all of the tops from my Jeanswest order. I think I need a bit of space to wear and use what I own instead of buying more in July and compounding the problem.

What I wore:

corporate style: navy shirt dress worn as top with grey jersey pencil skirt winter

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy
ScarfAlexander McQueen magenta skull scarf in roses print
DressAtmos&Here Polly navy polka dot shirt dress
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt (same in navy or in black)
ShoesWittner 'Bloomy' black heels
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'shirt dresses or wrap dresses' so I wanted to wear my newest shirt dress purchase. Wearing a dress as a top isn't a new thing for me (I've done it here and here before) but I actually really hated it this time! I don't know if it was the lack of a belt or just the mix of the materials with the dress, tights and skirt. It didn't stay in place and I kept tugging at it all day. The jersey pencil skirt wasn't very forgiving when the dress bunched up underneath it either.

I like the idea behind this outfit and all the pieces, but not how it all worked together. If I was to try this again I'd wear a different skirt, add a belt and pull the dress down. I think part of the problem was that I tried to let the dress drape a little over the top of the skirt to disguise that I didn't add a belt. See how Kiki had a better outfit for the challenge here.

Last wornmetallic jacket, roses skull scarf, polka dot shirt dress, grey marle pencil skirt, ankle strap heels, Rebecca Minkoff navy MAB tote.

Other ways to wear: metallic blazer with a sequin tank, skull scarf with spring dresses, polka dot shirt dress with Converse, grey marle pencil skirt with Converse in spring, ankle strap heels and bare legs, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote with printed pieces for work.

What I wore:

Purple and black layered winter office outfit foggy Brisbane day

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag in moon navy for office
Jacket: Temt black trench coat 
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs print scarf in croc-print
Cardigan: Jeanswest Peggie long sleeve line kimono in purple mulberry marle (new purchase)
DressJeanswest floral wrap dress
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Royal Lilac purple
ShoesAsos Aggie leather western ankle boots in black
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This was what I wore for the 'Floral Friday' challenge. I did think of wearing this wrap dress for the previous day's challenge, but as it was one of the few floral print dresses I own I wanted to save it for this day instead. I've worn it a few times in the blog, during pregnancy and post-baby too. I've never worn it layered up quite so much, even pre blog I kept it as mainly a warm-weather dress. Was good to try something different and wear it in winter. See how Kiki wore the floral Friday theme on her blog.

I really liked this outfit to wear, but I think the photo shows how rushed I was that morning - everything was kind of thrown on and I didn't even have time to try straighten anything out before I took the photo. Taking daily outfit photos will never be more than something I quickly do before I go out each day, I'm not trying to and never will be perfectly posed and styled. I figured a rushed photo was better than nothing, as I was doing the style challenge I felt I had to get a picture. Still pretty pleased I managed get ready and take photos and get to work on time though, I was really running late that morning.

Leaving My Wardrobe: Asos Aggie Black Ankle Boots

This is the last wearing of these ankle boots too. The heel just limits the amount of time I can wear them, and I've already bought a pair of flat ones to replace these as shown in the video. They were comfortable and did well in my wardrobe, I just need things that are a little more suited to life with baby. From the first wear to now, I've worn them 36 times. Not bad for a sale buy 3 years ago!

Last worn: trench coatcroc print scarfpurple tankfloral wrap dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote (above). First time I've worn the cardigan as it is a new purchase.

Other ways to wear: black trench coat with a different printed wrap dressprinted scarf with striped maxi skirt in third trimesterpurple tank with a pencil skirt in summerfloral wrap dress in summer with a baby bump, ankle boots in spring with a floral dress.

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Friday, 26 June 2015

June Dress Week: Printed Maxi Dress Day and Night with Ankle Boots

Two different outfits with the same printed maxi dress! Showing you what I've recently worn for the June Dress Week style challenge, and what I wore for a house cooling party on the weekend.

I'm doing the #JuneDressWeek2 challenge with my blog buddy Kiki from According to Kiki. You can follow along with us on instagram: @kikimincks and @awayfromblue, or through our blogs.

What I wore:

Printed Maxi Dress in Winter layered with blue knit pink skull scarf ankle boots

Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC with teal printed maxi dress
Jumper: thrifted blue Mossman knit jumper (new purchase)
Dress: Thrifted JayJays teal paisley print maxi dress
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin" (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine (on sale here!)

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'take me away'. You can see how Kiki interpreted the theme here. I went with a maxi dress as it's the perfect piece for a holiday, take me away to the sun! Unfortunately it's cold, rainy and winter in Brisbane so I layered up a little with a cosy knit and a scarf. Comfortable for working from home and doing the day care drop off/pickup too.

As it's the second time I've worn this maxi dress since I bought it, my purchase review:
I'm so glad I bought this. I mentioned when I bought it and when I last wore it that I used to have something really similar when I was younger, in black. Every time I look at this dress I become more and more convinced I have owned it before, just in black and in a smaller size. I haven't had any luck finding an old photo of it though!
I love this dress. It's hard to say if it's because this dress is a great piece on its own or if it reminds me of the black one I outgrew years ago, but I love it either way. I wasn't really looking to add another maxi dress to my collection but I am so glad I did pick this one up, I can see it getting lots of wear in the warmer months especially. It's not a colour I'd normally go for, but since my wardrobe detox and getting 'my colour palette' done I've been branching out a little more with colour and this dress is perfect. So happy with this purchase.

Last worn: pink skull scarfteal maxi dress, Acne pistol boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: skull scarf in spring with chambray dresscolourful maxi dress with a bright pashmina, pistol boots and printed shorts, aquamarine mini MAC bag with skinny jeans.

What I wore:

Teal printed maxi dress black cardi vintage Chanel flap ankle boots layered necklaces

Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap bag
Necklaces: silver spiral necklace layered with Tai gold alphabet necklace and Dogeared silver wishbone necklace (on sale!)
Cardi: no label black long cardi
Dress: Thrifted JayJays teal paisley print maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

I wasn't sure what to wear for a 'house cooling' party on the weekend. I didn't want to be too cold but I didn't want to dress too casually in jeans. I have been wearing maxi dresses a lot lately, and not just because I'm doing dress week style challenges. They are the perfect option for 'there is no dress code' events. They work for kid's birthday parties as well as grown up house parties.

It gave me another excuse to wear this printed maxi dress too, and although I wore it a few days after the outfit I posted above, I thought it would be a nice side-by-side post to show a day and evening look with the same dress. I did wish I'd worn a scarf or a thicker jacket with this - it was quite chilly in the evening, although we were warm enough once we got inside. Since I had the cardigan on I layered up some necklaces instead of bracelets, to add some accessories.

Leaving My Wardrobe: Black Cardigan

This cardigan has never been seen on the blog, that I could find. It's a piece I used to have in my desk at work for when the air conditioning got cold. Unlike my other cardigans, I don't enjoy wearing this one. It's not the best quality and it isn't the most comfortable to wear. I do have another black cardigan I haven't worn in years, despite enjoying wearing it, so there is no point keeping this one I don't like wearing. It is leaving my wardrobe.

Last worn: teal printed maxi dress (above), vintage Chanel flap bag. First time I've worn the boots as they are a new purchase, and first time I've worn the cardigan on the blog.

Other ways to wear: colourful maxi dress with a bright pashmina, vintage Chanel bag with another printed maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant

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Friday, 12 June 2015

June Dress Week Style Challenge: Black Maxi Dress and Plaid Office Wear

I'm jumping ahead a little with outfit pics as I want to post as closely as I can with my blog buddy Kiki. I'll just put the rest of the Fox in Flats style dare pictures on hold and get back to posting them later in June. I'm a few days behind Kiki's posts, but we are both participating in the JuneDressWeek challenge on instagram! You can follow along with #JuneDressWeek1 for this week, and of course go check out Kiki's blog or instagram and give her some encouragement for her first ever style challenge!

What I wore:

winter black maxi dress acne pistol boots chevron cardi LV speedy Bandouliere

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with chevron print cardi
CardiganJeansWest knit cardi in long sleeve zig zag
Singlet: Supre green singlet under dress
Dress: thrifted black Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress (new purchase)
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
Bracelets: the usual
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

The challenge for the day was 'maxi Monday'. You can see Kiki's take on the challenge here. It was a public holiday Monday, so we planned a stroll on the beach and the in-laws came over for a while. I had wanted to wear the new teal printed maxi dress I bought again, but I felt I should wear this black maxi dress I picked up from the same sale instead as I hadn't worn it yet. As I mentioned when I bought this dress, I had previously decided I only needed one black maxi dress in my wardrobe but bought this one anyway (bringing me up to 2 black maxi dresses) as it was 'fill a bag for $2' so it made no difference in price if I added the dress to the bag or not. Plus it was Jeanswest and NWT....

I'm not really seeing a need for this dress in my wardrobe though. I don't think I'll end up wearing it twice in a month after buying it (as per my shopping goals) so it really wasn't the smartest purchase. On the other hand, it was such a bargain and there's not anything wrong with it other than the fact that I don't see myself wearing it an awful lot. So I'm keeping it, but going to pay close attention to how much wear it gets.

This cardi has only been worn three times on the blog (herehere and here), and only a handful of times before I started blogging. It's been in the donate bag twice and twice I've pulled it out. I took it out of the donations pile recently as I wanted to wear it with something, and I ended up picking another outfit instead. When I wore it this time, I remembered why I keep trying to get rid of it. I really don't have any scarves that go with this, so it's tricky to wear and as nice as the print is, I just don't wear it enough.  I only ever wear it with black and grey. It's pretty to look at but not easy to wear for me, so it's going back in the donate pile and staying there!

Leaving My Wardrobe: chevron cardi

Away From Blue Blog 1 Chevron zig zag print knit cardi 4 ways 4 outfits

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, chevron cardi, Acne pistol boots, Louis Vuitton Speedy B. First time I've worn the black maxi dress as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: chevron cardi with stripes and a baby bump, similar black maxi dress in summer, Pistol boots and a red shift dressspeedy bandouliere and denim.

What I wore:

away from blue plaid peplum navy dress trench winter office wear

Rebecca Minkoff Moon navy blue medium MAB tote
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
ScarfAlexander McQueen magenta skull scarf in roses print
Dress: ValleyGirl navy plaid peplum dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale, 40% off!)

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'a great deal' and I wasn't sure I would be able to find a dress that would fit the theme and still work for the office. (My fill a bag for $2 maxi dresses were certainly deals, despite being too casual for work!) Then I remembered this gem hiding in my wardrobe. I bought it about 6 years ago I think. It's been a great dress for the office, and it's lasted a lot longer than I expected a $7 dress to! Check out Kiki's great deal dress.

I had a personal training session in the park the evening before so my legs weren't up to wearing heels. I had actually wanted to wear black flats with this, but I couldn't find them when rushing out the door in the morning, so wore these pink and black ones I hadn't tidied away after their last wear. I think it looked okay, added some more colour, and I wore them like that with this dress last time too.

Last worn: trench coat, Alexander McQueen skull scarf, plaid peplum dressMbMJ colour block flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote.

Other ways to wear: trench with an Aztec print dress, skull scarf in spring with a LBDplaid dress in summercap toe flats and skinny jeans, RM MAB tote with pencil skirts for office wear.

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Thrifted Finds: Bright Tops and Maxi Skirts and Rebecca Minkoff Bags

During my wardrobe detox one of the 'gaps' identified in my wardrobe was some good bright coloured basic tops. I have lots of prints and grey tops and tees, but not a lot of just plain colours. I do have a few basic tanks, but I've been looking for something a little fancier than that, so that I can wear them to work easily as well. I haven't had much luck finding bright colours in the stores, but op-shops (thrift stores) organise everything by colour so shopping for colours is easy! Plus you can't beat the prices ;) Below are two outfits where I wore my recently-thrifted finds.

What I wore:

Away From Blue yellow tank grey jersey maxi skirt converse blazer RM Swing bag

Rebecca Minkoff canary yellow swing bag with grey maxi skirt pinstripe blazer
Jacket: thrifted Valleygirl pinstripe blazer
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace layered with Roie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Tank: thrifted Cotton On yellow tank (new purchase)
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this after the dawn service on ANZAC day. I had layered up for the dawn service in a black top and cosy hoodie to stay warm, and it was nice to remove those layers and show some colour for the rest of the day. It's the first time I've worn this tank - one of my new purchases.

I decided to wear this blazer as it fit the 'fine lines' theme for the last fox pack style dare challenge on instagram, and as it was a little chilly to have my arms uncovered. This is the third time I've worn this blazer (previously worn here and here). I bought it on one of my op-shopping (thrifting) trips while I was on my maternity leave, thinking it would fit perfectly when I didn't have the baby bump in the way. I wasn't too impressed with the way it fit when I was pregnant, and this time around I wasn't entirely happy either. I think it's the shoulder pads and the placement of the cuffed sleeves. It's leaving my wardrobe, no point hanging onto it if I am fussing about the way it sits when I wear it. I'm certainly not lacking blazers!

Leaving My Wardrobe: pinstripe blazer

Away from Blue valleygirl pinstripe navy blazer worn 2 ways with maxi skirt denim skinny jeans
Previous outfits here and here.

Last worn: pinstripe blazer, grey maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff yellow Swing bag. First time I've worn the tank as it is a new purchase.

Other ways to wear: the same outfit at 40 weeks pregnant! Regular blazer as maternity wear, grey maxi skirt with pink striped tank, spring dress and Converse, yellow bag with a blue dress.

What I wore:

Pattern Mixing Colour Blocking Red printed kimono cobalt blue tee striped maxi skirt

Rebecca Minkoff minkette MAB mini MAM soft grey satchel bag
KimonoChoies red vintage pattern kimono
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
Tee: Thrifted Dotti blue tee
Skirt: AT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Spent the morning at the shops with DH and baby T, and then we had the grandparents over in the afternoon, so just a nice casual and comfortable outfit.

I've worn this kimono with a blue top before and really liked the colour combination, so I thought it would be nice with this new-to-me cobalt blue tee. And it was a lovely little bit of print mixing with the striped maxi skirt. I'm really pleased to see that I haven't actually worn this kimono with grey yet - I'm being a little bolder with my colour choices lately, encouraged by the personal stylist doing 'my colours' briefly so I know a little bit more about what things look good on me and look good together.

Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarer, printed kimono, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM bag. First time I've worn the tee as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: kimono and gold jeans, striped maxi skirt with pastel camigrey RM MAM bag with lace outfits

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Friday, 3 April 2015

Casual Autumn Denim Outfits: New Purchases and Something Leaving My Wardrobe

Hope you are having a great long weekend! There are some awesome sales on at the moment over Easter. Have a wonderful time with friends and family, celebrating the gift of life through Jesus or just enjoying the holidays. Either way I hope you get to eat plenty of chocolate! :)

I'm still playing catch-up, sharing pics of what I wore back in March. With the weather having cooled ever so slightly, I took the change to 'Autumnify' my usual outfits, and wear some of my new purchases! Sharing two of casual denim outfits I wore, and another item that's leaving my wardrobe. I've listed some of the things I'm getting rid of on ebay (including my designer bags) if you're interested:

What I wore:

Away From Blue Boho Autumn Outfit Denim shorts tunic acne pistol boots hobo bag

Away From The Blue Blog Balenciaga giant hardware Tempete Day Bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
ShirtJeanswest Elise longline emroidered shirt coconut blue (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest denim cuff shorts
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
Bracelets: the usual plus blue and silver bracelet stack, House of Harlow Aztec bangle in white and silver
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I had been looking forward to wearing this shirt so much since I bought it. After doing my wardrobe detox and learning a little about what colours look good on me, I know white isn't the best, but this top is just so pretty! I actually wore this before my personal stylist session so it was too late to return it. I'll just be aware it will look better worn with bright accessories. It was still a little too warm for long sleeves, I paired it with denim shorts to keep cool. It looked a little overcast in the morning so I wore ankle boots, but really didn't need them in the afternoon heat.

As this top has a pretty embroidered detail around the neckline I didn't wear a necklace with it and just stacked up my bracelets instead. Was a nice causal outfit for a morning at playgroup with baby T and then lunch and a shopping trip with my sister in the afternoon.

Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarers, denim shorts, Acne Pistol boots, Balenciaga tempete day bag. First time I've worn the shirt as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: denim shorts for a lazy Sunday, Acne Pistol Boots with a dress in Spring, Balenciaga day bag with dresses.

What I wore:

Away From Blue Autumn Scarf outfit print mixing Louis Vuitton leopard print speedy B skinny jeans

Away From Blue Blog Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
ScarfLouis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse leopard print scarf in pink and cream (2011 valentines collection)
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)

Why I wore it:

Weather that's cool enough for jeans at last! Autumn has been a while coming here in Brisbane. Wore this out to go shopping in the city with baby T. With a rainy day it was cold enough to justify jeans and even a scarf, so I got the chance to wear my new Jeanswest skinny jeans. I know, I have too many jeans already. But these are incredible! I fell in love with them as soon as I tried them on and paid full price for them instead of waiting for a sale like I usually do. Just as well, as they are selling out quickly! They are actually cropped (7/8 leg) jeans but they are the perfect length for my petite frame. To justify buying yet another pair of blue jeans, I got rid of 4 pairs from my wardrobe (and added them to my closet cleanout sale on ebay).

It's been almost 2 years since I last wore this scarf! I've only worn it 6 in the past 3 years I've been blogging (and with some very questionable outfits too). For such an expensive purchase, I'm definitely not getting my money's worth. I won't elaborate on cost per wear, it's really not good! This scarf is leaving my wardrobe. I've consigned it with a local store so hopefully I'll get a fair bit of the purchase price back.

Leaving My Wardrobe: 

Louis Vuitton Leopard Print Scarf
Louis Vuitton 2011 Stephen Sprouse leopard print scarf blanc corail 6 ways outfits

Last worn: Louis Vuitton leopard print scarf, striped tankHavaianas, LV Speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the jeans as they are a new purchase.

Other ways to wear: pink scarf with pink cami, striped tank in the third trimesterspeedy bandouliere with skirts.

Linking up with Fab Favourites, Passion for Fashion, Friday Favourites, Fashion Friday, Mix It Up Friday, Fashion Friday, Modest Monday today.

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