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Showing posts with label Winter. Show all posts

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Wrap Top Worn 2 Ways With Camel Trench Coat, Converse and Skinny Jeans

Living in Brisbane, I don't really have a lot of winter coats. This thick lined trench coat is as wintery as I get, so I knew it had to come on the trip to Scotland with me. A classic camel trench, it works well with skinny jeans and Converse.

What I wore:

advocates close steps on cockburn street photo spot edinburgh skinny jeans trench coat | away from blue

photo viewpoint from camera obscura over Edinburgh castle trench coat winter | awayfromtheblue instagram
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a very fun-filled day! For something a little different, we took the boys into Edinburgh via the train rather than the bus. Then we visited the wonderful Camera Obscura. It's a must-do in Edinburgh, especially with kids. There are 5 levels and we had to pull the boys away from each - they didn't want to leave as there was so much to do!

Kept cosy but wearing my blue wrap top under my trench coat, as it has 3/4 length sleeves. It was still a little chilly at the top of Camera Obscura though, even with my purple scarf, as it was a bit windy.

Converse are an essential for walking around - they were worn so much during our trip!




Last worn: camel trench, purple scarf, blue wrap top, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and printed dress, purple scarf and purple jeans, blue wrap top and pencil skirt, grey skinny jeans and studded blouse, Converse for international flights, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere for Disneyland.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


My Travel Wardrobe: What I Packed To Visit Europe In May







What I wore:

camel trench burberry tartan scarf olive skinny jeans converse day in the park winter outfit | awayfromtheblue
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat
ScarfBurberry cashmere tartan scarf
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

A very similar outfit formula again! I wore my blue marle wrap top with my olive skinny jeans this time, and the Burberry tartan scarf for extra warmth. Kept with the classic camel trench and Converse shoes. We spent the morning at Dalkeith Country Park which has a wooden fort that the boys adored, as you can imagine! Lots of running around and playing. After lunch and a bit more of a play we headed over to Butterfly World, which was wonderfully heated and much appreciated after the cold day in the park!

I completely shed all my layers by then, the scarf and trench coat weren't needed inside the heated greenhouse!




Last worncamel trench (above), tartan scarf, blue wrap top (above), olive skinny jeans, Converse (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above).

Other ways to wearcamel trench and little black dress, tartan scarf and stripes, blue wrap top and maxi skirt, olive skinny jeans and kimono, Converse at Disneyland, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in second trimester, tartan scarf in third trimesterConverse in third trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in second trimester.




Trench Coats Under $50:





How You Can Wear It
A trench coat is a classic wardrobe staple! It looks good with dresses, or more casually here with skinny jeans and Converse.



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Monday, 17 June 2019

Grey Skater Dress Layered 2 Different Ways & Weekday Wear Linkup!

This little grey dress is one I frequently pass over for more 'interesting' pieces in my wardrobe at home, but I packed it as I know it goes with everything! I'm wearing it below with my striped duster but some very different outfits - spring in Scotland brought a couple of warmer days in the middle of all the freezing weather!

What I wore:

grey skater dress converse striped duster royal mile red phone boxes Edinburgh may spring | awayfromblue

striped duster with leggings grey skater dress Louis Vuitton speedy converse spring edinburgh cherry blossom

awayfromtheblue Instagram grey skater dress layered for warm day in greyfriars kirkyard
JacketKmart striped maxi cardigan
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

This was actually a really warm day! Not warm enough for me to go completely bare-armed (this grey skater dress has short sleeves), but warm enough to not need a scarf or thick jacket. I actually began to wonder if I made a mistake packing just scarves and no statement necklaces in my travel wardrobe! I settled with statement earrings instead, I thought the gold was a nice detail against the plain grey dress.

Casual and comfortable for a day exploring Edinburgh - walking up and down the Royal Mile, buying some souvineers, and then visiting Greyfriar's Bobby and Greyfriar's Kirkyard. It's where JK Rowling got a lot of names for Harry Potter - Tom Riddle is buried there. I got to get some photos under the cherry blossom trees I was so admiring, and felt like a proper blogger after doing so (especially as we had to stand in a line to wait for our turn under the trees!).




Last worn: striped duster, chandelier earrings, Tiffany necklacegrey skater dress, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearstriped duster for travel, grey skater dress an colourful accessories, Converse and jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere at Disneyland.

Perfect for pregnancystriped duster in first trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


What I Packed: International Flight With Kids




Sharing what I packed inside the Trunki suitcases for the boys on our international flights from Australia to Europe.




What I wore:

trench coat, scarf and cardigan with skater dress, ankle boots, louis vuitton speedy b bag brunch | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | cold weather brunch outfit layering dress for winter
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat and Kmart striped maxi cardigan underneath
Scarf: Mickey Mouse printed scarf from Disneyland Paris
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Not the first time I've layered this striped duster under my trench coat! With the grey skater dress being short sleeved, I didn't realise how cold my arms would get even under my winter trench coat! And extra layer was needed so this striped duster was worn again, but with a big cosy scarf, completely lined trench coat and ankle boots!

I wore this out for brunch the morning of the wedding.


Last worn: trench coat, Mickey Mouse scarf, striped duster (above), grey skater dress (above), ankle boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above).

Other ways to weartrench coat and pencil skirt, Mickey Mouse scarf and printed dress, striped duster and jeans, grey skater dress at Disneyland, 30 ways to wear black ankle boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in first trimester, striped duster in second trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester, ankle boots in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


Skater Dresses Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

A skater dress is a wardrobe staple - and it works in any weather! It's easy to wear simply on it's own, or by adding extra colour and print with other layers like coats, dusters and scarves.



Weekday Wear Linkup #23


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, 14 June 2019

Edinburgh: Leather Jacket, Skinny Jeans and Converse Outfit Formula

I kept with my habit of getting dressed following easily repeatable outfit formulas while we were on our trip, it worked well with my travel wardrobe. Below I'm wearing the same bag, shoes, skinny jeans, leather jacket and a scarf, but the different tops and colourful jeans I've worn with each outfit make them look rather different.

What I wore:

leather jacket, wrap top, burberry scarf, grey skinny jeans, converse. Edinburgh castle shopping outfit | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | leather jacket grey skinny jeans Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere burberry scarf

awayfromtheblue Instagram | top of Arthur Seat outfit grey skinny jeans black leather jacket pink tourist hoodie converse
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
ScarfBurberry cashmere tartan scarf
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

We went for a walk along Princess street on a rather wet day, and I hadn't yet found a place to take my outfit photo. I was so happy when we found this spot, with a beautiful view of the castle. Even though it was raining I braved the rain to get some pics before we ran undercover again. Such a wonderful view of Edinburgh castle!

We had lunch in Edinburgh after having a little browse in some stores - and a bit of shopping in Primark (we don't have it in Australia, it's kinda like Kmart!).

Afterwards I layered up a little bit more with my souvenir hoodie under my leather jacket to provide some cover from the rain and we hiked up Arthur Seat. It turned into a really clear day and we got great views, as well as surprising a few people at the summit who couldn't believe that the boys were walking up themselves.


Last worn: leather jacket, Burberry scarf, blue wrap top, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearleather jacket and grey dress, Burberry scarf and striped tee, blue wrap top and maxi skirt, grey skinny jeans in monochrome outfit, Converse and maxi skirt, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere for international flight.

Perfect for pregnancyBurberry scarf in third trimesterConverse in third trimesterLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in second trimester.


What I Packed: Hand Luggage For An International Flight







What I wore:

awayfromtheblue Instagram | top of Arthur Seat outfit grey skinny jeans black leather jacket pink tourist hoodie converse


JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
Scarf:  Louis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Tee: Primark Edinburgh white graphic tee (new purchase)
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

While I have a couple more outfits to share from our time in Scotland, this is what I wore for our trip home! The Edinburgh graphic tee I'd picked up in Primark a few days before, along with my comfy olive skinny jeans and Converse.

I wanted one last pic with this wonderful view before we left, although once again I've covered up the castle! 😂 At least you can see it on my tee!

This was a really comfortable outfit for the long trip home. The boys slept a lot more on the planes, with us departing from Heathrow in the evening, and then another evening flight from Singapore to Brisbane. We kinda lost a day in the middle of the travel with the time zone changes! Surprisingly I managed to keep this white tee mostly clean, and the marks it did get on it came out easily in the wash. For just $5 (£2.50) I was impressed with the quality.


Last worn: motor leather jacket (above), Louis Vuitton scarfolive skinny jeans, Converse (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above). First time I've worn the graphic tee.

Other ways to wearmoto leather jacket and dressLouis Vuitton scarf for a weddingolive skinny jeans and printed scarf, Converse and pencil skirt, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.



Skinny Jeans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Outfit formulas make dressing so easy, especially for a busy mum! Make a few small changes to your outfit - maybe different accessories, a different colour of jeans, and a different top, for something that feels completely new even if it's entirely inspired by what you wore the day before!


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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Olive and Grey Worn Two Ways: Skinny Jeans and Marle Knit

I thrifted this grey knit for $1 before our trip and thought it would be wonderful to bring along to keep me warm - it was certainly much too hot for the synthetic fibres in Brisbane's hot start to autumn. The time I did wear it, I wore it with my trusty olive skinny jeans. Despite having the same outfit base, olive jeans, grey knit and Converse, I changed up the scarves and outerwear to try keep the outfits different.

What I wore:

Hike up Swanston pentland Hills outfit spring trench coat olive jeans Converse  gorse Whin bushes | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | meeting a Highland Cow at Swanston olive skinny jeans grey knit outfit
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Scarf: Mickey Mouse printed scarf from Disneyland Paris
Knit: Thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this for our hike in the Pentlands. We were on a mission to see a Highland Cow or two but I had to stop and take a photo with the beautiful gorse / Whin bushes halfway up the hill. Despite it threatening rain and taking two toddlers along on a 'quiet' hike to see some wild cows, we did it! I was so thrilled to find some of the herd over another crest, just after the toddlers had given up. I came back to where they were sitting having a rest and we all walked up to see these beautiful cows in person.

While the boys I kept at a safer distance, I inched closer and closer for a quick pic. My confidence levels helped greatly by the fact that the cow had seem completely disinterested in us since we saw her, and her lack of horns!

After admiring the herd and the views a bit more we headed back down the hill before the rain, to enjoy lunch at Swanston Brasserie, another place I recommend if you're in Edinburgh. The hike up the hills works up an appetite!


Last worn: camel trench, Mickey Mouse scarf, olive skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the knit on the blog as I thrifted it for this trip back in January.

Other ways to wearcamel trench in the office, Mickey Mouse scarf with navy dress, olive skinny jeans and striped tank, Converse in the snow, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in Disneyland.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere







What I wore:

falkirk kelpies Sightseeing outfit Scotaldn in May olive skinny jeans leather jacket grey knit cobalt scarf | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | falkirk Kelpies sightseeing outfit grey knit skinny jeans Louis Vuitton scarf and speedy bag
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Knit: Thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

No wild animals this time - although we did see some statues of them! 😂 We went for a drive out to the Kelpies at Falkirk. These beautiful statues are so very large and beautiful to see in person. We had a little ice cream then headed to the large playground to have a picnic. Which had seemed like a lovely idea the day before but I admit it was a bit windy out there in the open! Thankfully the boys were running around and having so much fun they didn't notice the cold, and I was grateful I'd packed this slightly larger leather jacket to wear as even with the grey knit underneath I was able to zip this up and stay a little warmer.

My cobalt blue Louis Vuitton scarf was a nice pop of colour with the neutral grey and olive, and helped keep me warm too being a wool blend!


Last worn: leather moto jacket, Louis Vuitton scarf, grey knit (above), olive skinny jeans (above), Converse (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above).

Other ways to wearleather moto jacket and maxi skirt, Louis Vuitton scarf worn as a shawl, olive skinny jeans in the office, Converse and mustard dress, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere for travel.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in third trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in second trimester.



Olive Jeans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Even if you're not living out of a suitcase, you can easily repeat an outfit combo you love and change it up slightly next time by picking different accessories or outerwear. Two neutrals like grey and olive work well together and you can add colourful scarves, different jackets, or even different necklaces or bags to change the outfit up each time you wear it.


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Monday, 10 June 2019

Black Maxi Skirt Worn 2 Ways In Winter & Weekday Wear Linkup

I packed light for our Europe trip, trying to take things I knew I'd wear. A maxi skirt is a staple for me even in winter in Australia so I thought it would work well in Scottish spring - around 10-12 degrees Celsius, so a Brisbane winter!

This black maxi skirt is a breeze to travel with, and I kept it rolled up in my hand luggage as my spare change of clothes just in case! I wore it a few times on our travels, and today I'm sharing two of those ways I wore it.

What I wore:

Maxi skirt in winter with leather jacket berry blouse and ankle boots | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram black leather jacket maxi skirt berry blouse in scotland
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
TopJeanswest Frankie soft blouse in berry (new purchase)
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this outfit to be a little more dressed up, we weren't the only ones flying to Scotland for the wedding so we all headed to the airport to pickup someone, who sadly arrived without their luggage! A quick detour to some nearby shops later for the essentials to tide them over until their luggage arrived the next day and then we all went for diner. It was a day of a lot of excitement and good food. And I was thrilled to get an opportunity to snap a photo overlooking Edinburgh town - although I am completely blocking the view of the castle! 😂 You can see Calton hill and Arthur Seat just to the side of me.

This berry toned blouse was a last minute addition to my suitcase when it arrived just before we left. With a tank underneath, leggings and ankle boots under my maxi skirt and a leather jacket, I felt this was cosy enough for the day.

You can see more on my thoughts about what I packed and what I actually wore in my video below.


Last worn: leather jacket, necklace, black maxi skirt, ankle boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the blouse on the blog.

Other ways to wearleather jacket and dress, black maxi skirt and foil print teeblack ankle boots worn 30 ways, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere for travel.

Perfect for pregnancyankle boots in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


What I Packed: Capsule Wardrobe For My Europe Trip




Sharing what I brought with me and how much everything was worn - the winning pieces and pieces I didn't really wear!




What I wore:

maxi skirt in winter with leather jacket ankle boots purple scarf | away from blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | wrap top, maxi skirt scarf leather jacket ankle boots and mini MAc bag layered up for winter
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Another slightly dressier occasion meant pulling out my maxi skirt again. We drove into the Scottish borders for lunch to an adorable little town, that sadly like most little towns hundreds of years old was not designed to have cars driving through it! It was a bit of a hair-raising experience for someone like me who isn't a fan of driving most of the time and hates parking, navigating a hire car down these little single lane roads with cars and houses either side. I was glad I'd snapped this pic before we left, I was not looking as composed when we did find a place to park in the end! 😂

Thankfully lunch was wonderful and the location beautiful - we were happy to sit and eat and watch the rain fall, it started to dry up before we left.

Again I layered this maxi skirt up for the cooler weather, with my blue wrap top, purple scarf, cosy leather jacket and hiding some tights underneath the skirt along with the ankle boots.


Last worn: black leather jacket (above), blue wrap top, purple scarf, black maxi skirt (above), ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearblack leather jacket and jeans, blue wrap and bright pants, purple scarf and printed dress, black maxi skirt in summer, ankle boots and printed dressRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and green jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyankle boots in second trimesterRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in third trimester.


Black Maxi Skirts Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:

A maxi skirt can work just as well in winter as it does in summer! Instead of light floaty layers, think cosy heavier layers like scarves, boots, leather jackets, and even tights of leggings underneath the skirt! Works well when there's no snow around, and the ankle boots keep your feet dry and warm if it rains.





Weekday Wear Linkup #22


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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Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!




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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Navy and Pink Worn Two Ways With Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere

I really like blue and pink together - I find that any shades of the colours work well! Below I'm wearing two different combinations of navy and pink, with a slightly layered up navy and hot pink outfit, and a simple summer shorts and tee blush and navy outfit.

What I wore:

Jeanswest navy frill sleeve tee with blush pink tassel and pastel pink shorts, speedy bandouliere | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with tassel bag charm | awayfromtheblue


awayfromblue isntagram | Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris with blush pink cotton shorts tassel necklace Louis Vuitton speedy
Necklace: newly gifted blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: newly gifted Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris
Shorts: thrifted pastel pink cotton shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I wore this on boxing day, to make the most of the milder temps (it was only 30⁰C / 86⁰F) and walk off some of the yummy Christmas food we'd been enjoying. Getting out the house for a bit also gave me a chance to wear some of my new pieces I got for Christmas! This pink and gold tassel necklace, fun tassel bag charm on my speedy and navy statement sleeve tee were all gifts from my generous mum, who knows my style so well!

I picked the Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag as I wasn't going to carry the big baby around all morning and I just wanted something small and simple to carry everyone's water bottles in. And a little snack for halfway round the trail of course.

You know I like a little matchy-matchy, so I was so happy when I put the blush necklace and shorts together and saw they matched! It was a lovely quiet boxing day, and after our walk we had fun in the afternoon unboxing more of the toys the boys got for Christmas.


Last worn: pastel pink shorts, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the tassel necklace and navy tee as they were Christmas presents.

Other ways to wearpastel pink shorts and printed tank, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere






What I wore:

SAHM style snow in brisbane snow4kids grey jeanswest skinny jeans navy marle tee hot pink scarf speedy bandouliere | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | snow outfit jeanswest cecile skinny grey jeans navy tee hot pink scarf and louis vuitton neverfull
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Even though I'm wearing jeans, this pic was taken a couple of days before Christmas, in the middle of Brisbane's heatwave! We had tickets for 'snow 4 kids' which is a big arena setup to resemble a winter wonderland, and long pants and closed in shoes were recommended. Of course as soon as the event was over we got changed back into shorts, it was far too hot in the humidity for jeans.

Such a fun morning playing in the snow though! While the event wasn't as big as I expected, I was still impressed with how much snow they managed to have despite the heat and humidity. I dressed the boys in layers and they ended up changing to just jeans and a tee as it really was warm when you weren't on the snow.

I anticipated the temperatures being cooler around the snow so I layered up my jeans a little adding this fun hot pink crinkle scarf. I like how it popped against the neutral navy tee and grey jeans outfit!

The Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere was a necessary bag for the snow - I did slip and fall once so I was glad I'd picked a waterproof bag! There was also a bit of snow flying around in the air too. You can see a little clip of the event in my Christmas vlogs video round up.


Last worn: navy marle tee, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag (above). First time I've worn the scarf as it's a recent wardrobe addition.

Other ways to wearnavy marle tee over a maxi dress, grey skinny jeans and blouse, Converse and olive pants, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag for travelling.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag in third trimester.




Navy Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Navy is a great alternative to black, and you will find that a navy tee goes with so many other pieces in your wardrobe! It works well with other neutrals like grey, and you can pair it with different shades of pink for a fun pop too. Pink shorts, or simple pink accessories like a necklace or scarf work well with a navy tee.


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Monday, 10 September 2018

Monochrome Pencil Skirt Outfits With Long Sleeve Tees And Colourful Scarves

Wearing a few of my recent purchases to the office! I managed to pick up a couple of long sleeved tops at the opshop sale last month. While it was nearing the end of winter in Brisbane and getting warmer, it's still quite chilly when I have my commute to work so I knew the long sleeves would be perfect to wear to the office. I'm lucky my dress code is on the casual side of business casual too so a tee is perfectly acceptable, especially when paired with a pencil skirt as I have here.

Keeping things simple, I stuck with monochrome outfits and added a pop of colour with my scarves, topping off my outfits with the fun tassel statement earrings I also bought last month.

What I wore:


monochrome black winter pencil skirt outfit with cobalt louis vuitton shawl mulberry bays | away from blue

Mulberry oak NVT bayswater heritage bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | cobalt blue louis vuitton monogram shawl scarf with black pencil skirt trench coat

monochrome black tee pencil skirt ankle boots office outfit with cobalt scarf pop of colour | away from blue
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Earrings: Kmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings (new purchase)
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Tee: thrifted Maison Scotch black paint splatter print long sleeved tee
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

Why I wore it:

Keeping things really simple and going completely monochrome with the black long sleeve tee and black pencil skirt. I usually plan my outfits the night before, and figured the print on the top would stop the outfit looking too boring. When I put it all on in the morning though, I realised the print on the top wasn't doing enough to add a bit of lightness, especially paired with the black pencil skirt, black tights and ankle boots. Even the navy earrings weren't lifting this enough, it looked a bit drab.

The bright blue Louis Vuitton shawl was the perfect solution - a great pop of colour against the black. It also kept me nice and cosy in the morning. I like that spring like weather is arriving again here in Brisbane, but it's still extremely wintery in the early hours!


Last worn: camel trench, Louis Vuitton shawl, black pencil skirt, black ankle boots, Mulberry Bayswater tote bag. It's the first time I've worn the tee on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and sheath dress, Louis Vuitton shawl and floral dress, black pencil skirt in autumn, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Mulberry Bayswater tote bag in summer.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in first trimester, black pencil skirt in first trimesterblack ankle boots in second trimester, Mulberry Bayswater tote bag in third trimester.


Mulberry Bayswater After 7 Years:






What I wore:

colorful winter office wear lace pencil skirt with bright orange scarf | away from blue

Mulberry heritage bayswater bag in oak NVT leather | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | bright winter pencil skirt outfit with orange crinkle scarf
JacketJeanswest Monica Mac coat in Indigo
Earrings: Kmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings (new purchase)
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in orange (c/o)
Top: thrifted cobalt blue long sleeve tee
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

Why I wore it:

Still a monochrome outfit, but sticking with my favourite colour and going blue with the cobalt tee and the lace pencil skirt. I added even more colour to this with the orange scarf, it really pops against blue and I've worn it that way before with a navy dress.


I love how well the navy earrings coordinated with the blues on my outfit and they got a few compliments! I've admired the statement tassel earring trend on the ladies I follow on Instagram for a while, but with particularly curious and grabby toddlers I was sure it was going to be a trend I'd have to let pass me by. Suddenly realised I could do what I do with all other non-kid friendly pieces in my wardrobe and just wear them to work. Even if I do have to take them off as soon as I get home in the afternoon! They were fun to wear and try out for something different from my usual accessories!

While I loved the blue and orange together I really wasn't happy with the ankle boots I chose for this. I am noticing every time I wear these tan boots with black tights it just emphasises how petite I am and makes my legs look a bit stumpy. The longer length pencil skirt doesn't really help! I thought that with the oak Mulberry Bayswater bag it would tie in nicely, but a few times through the day I wished I'd worn my black ankle boots instead.


Last worn: navy macintosh, orange crinkle scarf, blue lace pencil skirt, Chelsea leather boots, Mulberry Bayswater (above). First time I've worn the tee on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearnavy macintosh and wrap dress, orange crinkle scarf and shift dress, blue lace pencil skirt and blazer, Chelsea leather boots and maxi skirt, Mulberry Bayswater and chambray dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblue lace pencil skirt in third trimester, Chelsea leather boots in second trimester, Mulberry Bayswater in second trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:

A monochrome office outfit makes getting dressed for work easy - even if you haven't planned out your outfit the night before! For an extra touch, you can add a bright contrasting scarf on top. It makes a simple monochrome outfit seem more interesting, keeps you warm on a cold commute and it's a fun way to accessorise.


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