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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Cold Weather Layering: Dresses, Printed Scarves and Trench Coats

Living out of a suitcase for 3 weeks and having a capsule wardrobe means repeating outfit formulas often. A dress, ankle boots and then some cosy layers was a frequent go-to in Scotland.

What I wore:

Edinburgh Zoo in May outfit camel trench purple scarf skater dress ankle boots | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | camel trench coat, purple scarf, grey skater dress, speedy bandouliere Edinburgh Zoo in May outfit
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this to visit Edinburgh Zoo with the kids. I expected it to be a little chilly as it's on a hill, but even with all the layers (dress, duster, scarf, trench, fleece lined tights) it was still a really cold day. Pushing the stroller up all of the hills helped keep me warm! 😂 It's not the easiest zoo to take a stroller too!

I was glad I had my Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag as it's waterproof at it did sprinkle with rain a few times.


Last worn: camel trench, purple scarf, striped dustergrey skater dress, black ankle boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearcamel trench in the office, purple scarf and jeans, striped duster for a flightgrey skater dress with red accessories, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancystriped duster in second trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.




What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere









What I wore:

night out winter outfit tights ankle boots ikat print navy dress mickey mouse scarf beige trench | away from blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | camel trench over navy ikat dress printed scarf ankle boots winter diner outfit
Earrings: Ana Luisa 'Olivia' tassel earrings in pink
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Scarf: Mickey Mouse printed scarf from Disneyland Paris (new purchase)
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this for an emotional day, our last full day in Edinburgh as we prepared to say goodbye. It was a cold and wet day so we cancelled our plans to go to the museum and had a long relaxing brunch before browsing a couple of stores for last minute treats to bring home and then starting to pack before our final dinner. We ate at the Melville Inn and the meals were so good! Highly recommend!

I wasn't sure about the Ikat print of the dress with the Mickey Mouse print on the scarf, although the colours are similar the prints are quite different, but I just wanted to wear my new scarf so wore it anyway! With my big trench coat it kept me cosy as we hopped in and out of the car.


Last worn: camel trench (above), pink tassel earrings, Ikat print dress, ankle boots (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above). First time I've shared the Mickey Mouse scarf on the blog.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and printed skirt, Ikat print dress and blazer, ankle boots and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyIkat print dress in third trimester, ankle boots in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in second trimester.



Camel Trench Coats Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A trench coat is a great piece for autumn and winter. The one I'm wearing is perfect on even colder days as it's fully lined and oh-so-cosy, but you can invest in a lighter one if you want to wear it on warmer days. A classic camel trench will go with any combination of colours or prints!


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Monday, 3 June 2019

What I Wore To Disneyland Paris & Weekday Wear Linkup

We took the boys to Disneyland Paris! We had two amazing days at Euro Disney, having the best fun. It really is a magical place and while the parks were busy and things were crowded and my French was not as great as it could be, we had an incredible time.

We packed light, hand luggage only, as we flew from Edinburgh to Paris.

What I wore:

mickey mouse ears and tee maxi skirt leather jacket cobalt louis vuitton scarf at Disneyland Paris castle | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Disneyland paris maxi skirt leather jacket cobalt louis vuitton shawl and bag castle
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TeeUniqlo Mickey Mouse 'Mickey Stands' short sleeve graphic tee
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I could not stop grinning! It's been a dream of mine to go to Disneyland since I was little and to take the boys and seeing them immersed in the magic for a couple of days was wonderful!

Day one was Disneyland Paris - I wore my Mickey tee (we all did for our meeting with the famous mouse!) and my maxi skirt, with my comfortable Converse for walking around a lot. It's a big park! We got to meet treasured characters, eat the best food (Mickey Mouse shaped pizzas and a lot of popcorn!) and took so many photos. It was a chilly start to the day but did warm up so my Louis Vuitton scarf and my leather jacket came off and on through the day. The boys were dressed in layers too.

I wanted to share a favourite moment from the day here on the blog but there were so many! From finally getting to meet Mickey after planning this trip for almost a year, meeting Winnie the Pooh, the parade where Elsa blew a kiss to the boys, and Peter Pan recognised them from earlier in the day, the fireworks show at the end of the night and many more ... there are just so many special moments! I included some of them in the video below. If you've ever wanted to visit Disney, do it! Especially when the kids are little!


Last worn: black leather jacket, cobalt Louis Vuitton scarf, Mickey Mouse tee, black maxi skirt, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearblack leather jacket and printed pants, cobalt Louis Vuitton scarf and maxi dress, Mickey Mouse tee for travel, black maxi skirt in summer, Converse and purple jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

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


First Time Experiencing Disneyland!










What I wore:

Disneyland Paris Disney Studios spring outfit skater dress cobalt scarf speedy bandouliere leather jacket | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | mickey mouse balloons outfit pic disneyland studios Paris grey skater dress cobalt scarf
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Our next day at Disneyland Paris we went to Walt Disney Studios. I was glad I'd packed this short sleeve dress as this was a much warmer day and my leather jacket didn't stay on long at all. The dress was a nice light outfit option to have in my hand luggage and a dream to travel with - no creases when I rolled it up.

Initially I'd been unsure if this park would be as much fun as the main park for the boys - it turned out to be such a great day and I'm glad we went. It was certainly a quieter park with much shorter wait times for rides. Although we did have to use a Fast Pass to get on the Tower of Terror ride! The boys got to meet Spiderman after watching the superhero show live and were over the moon! We cuddled Pluto and Goofy and walked past Cruella De Ville and Woody, and went on a ton of rides.

It was another magical day and over much too soon, but we had to leave and get to the airport to fly back to Scotland for a very important date.


Last wornblack leather jacket (above), cobalt Louis Vuitton scarf (above), grey skater dress, Converse (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above).

Other ways to wearblack leather jacket and jeans, cobalt Louis Vuitton scarf in the office, grey skater dress in summer, Converse and pencil skirt, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and colourful knit.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.



How You Can Wear It:

When experiencing Disneyland Paris, comfort is a must! Go for pieces you know and love, layers for the changing temperatures and comfortable shoes for walking!




Weekday Wear Linkup #21


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, 10 May 2019

Floral Swing Dresses and Autumn Layers With Red Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Bag

It's always so nice when cooler weather arrives in Brisbane and I can start to layer. Sometimes in autumn you need an extra layer when wearing a dress, and I've worn two floral dresses below slightly layered for the colder mornings.

What I wore:

Zaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger with leggings in autumn swing dress style | awayfromblue

autumn colours: mustard dress with  Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | Zaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger with leggings red bag SAHM mum style
Earrings: Lovisa mini mustard tassel earrings
Necklace: For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace
DressZaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger with leggings underneath
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

This dress is one that I love but so rarely wear! The statement sleeves look so pretty but they don't make mum life easy as they frequently get in the way. Decided to wear this out to church in the morning, after everyone had breakfast as I didn't feel like making porridge making and attempting to clean up the breakfast bowls after with the long bell sleeves! 😂

I had considered ankle boots with this but decided on ballet flats instead - the black flats go nicely with the black leggings and I felt quite cosy on a cold morning. As well as matching the shoes and leggings together, I picked my mustard tassel earrings to match the dress. The bag was a bit of a different choice - the floral print is more burgundy - but I really liked the autumnal combination of mustard and cherry red together.


Last worn: mustard tassel earrings, mustard floral swing dress, coin necklace, black leggings, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag.

Other ways to wearmustard floral swing dress in summer, black ballet flats in the office, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy black leggings in third trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Tote:










What I wore:

navy floral swing dress shein flowy dress with denim jacket ankle boots red micro avery bag for autumn | away from blue

floral print dress with Rebecca Minkoff dragon fruit red micro avery tote bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | denim jacket ankle boots floral navy swing dress in autumn red micro avery bag
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Another floral swing dress! Again, I stuck with the Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag, although this time it perfectly matched the floral print on the dress. It's not the first time I've worn this dress with a denim jacket, it's a nice layer for autumn and it turned into such a nice day I took the jacket off in the middle of it.

This was a pretty outfit for the busy day. The grandparents watched the boys for a little bit while I popped to the doctors for an uncomfortable but necessary appointment (get your pap smear regularly!).

Wile the bag matched the floral print, the blush necklace was a last minute addition. Although I wasn't sure about the pink and red together, I really liked the rose gold on the necklace matching the gold hardware on the micro Avery bag. Ended up loving the combination!


Last worn: denim jacket, blush and rose gold beaded necklace, floral swing dress, Asos Chelsea boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote (above).

Other ways to weardenim jacket and red skirt, floral swing dress in summer, Asos Chelsea boots and pants, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Asos Chelsea boots in second trimester.


Floral Swing Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A floral swing dress isn't just for spring or summer! You can make them work into autumn too with a few extra layers for cooler mornings - a denim jacket and ankle boots, or a cosy pair of leggings.



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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Printed Tanks And Colourful Skinny Jeans With Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote

Just like Monday's post, again I'm wearing printed tanks and colourful pants. A bit more casually this time, for my usual SAHM days with the kids.

What I wore:

red skinny jeans cheetah print tank louis vuitton neverfrull converse SAHM play centre outfit | awayfromblue

red skinny jeans with Louis Vuitton damier azur MM neverfull tote bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue | Instagram red skinny jeans converse chucks cheetah print tank LV neverfull tote
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Every time I think of an outfit combination with these red jeans I'm surprised when I flick through the blog archives and find I haven't worn it before! While I've never worn this printed tank and red jeans together, I really liked the combination, and it seems so obvious. It was a nice effortless outfit for a day with the boys. We headed out to a local play centre I had a soon to expire voucher for and I had a nice time at the cafe with a hot chocolate and a book while the boys played.

Of course I didn't get to enjoy the hot chocolate completely hot, there were some incidents with a smashed ear, a bruised knee and a bleeding nose... the boys had fun though despite leaving with a few injuries!


Last worn: animal print tank, turquoise tassel necklace, red skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote.

Other ways to wearanimal print tank in the office, red skinny jeans and rainbow knit, Converse and pencil skirt, Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyanimal print tank in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote.


Wear and Tear: Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote After 7 Years










What I wore:

colourful autumn outfit green skinny jeans colourful printed tank | away from blue

colourful outfit with louis vuitton damier azur neverfull tote bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | colourful SAHM skinny jeans and bright printed tank neverfull tote outfit
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tank: thrifted Target mixed print colourful printed tank
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

A very similar outfit combination again! I picked the same turquoise tassel necklace, following the printed tank and skinny jeans outfit formula, even sticking with the same Louis Vuitton bag. I did wear sandals instead of Converse though.

This fun printed tank was a great opshop $1 bargain find, and although it has no green in it, I thought it would be fun to wear with the green skinny jeans, also an opshop find! I usually stick with neutrals when wearing these green jeans, I find green a tricky colour to wear, but I decided to be bright and colourful and pair the tank with them. I really liked the colours together!

This was another day that was supposed to be quiet but didn't quite go according to plan! The plan was to go to the library, run a few errands, have an early nap and then go see my friend in the afternoon for our coffee date that we'd had to reschedule a few times with sick kids. Thankfully I managed to get everything done, but with a couple more surprises along the way including a very late doctor's visit that meant a late dinner. One of those eventful days where everything goes wrong! At least I had fun with my friend and the boys enjoyed the library in the morning.


Last worn: mixed print colourful tank, turquoise necklace (above), green skinny jeans, gold sandals, Louis Vuitton neverfull bag (above).

Other ways to wearmixed print colourful tank and shorts, green skinny jeans and navy, gold sandals and maxi dress, Louis Vuitton neverfull bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton neverfull bag at 38 weeks.



Colourful Jeans Under $50:




How You Can Wear It

A fun pair of colourful jeans can be so easy to wear! You can keep it simple and pick a neutral colourful tank to wear with them, or be bolder and introduce even more colour to your outfit with a bright tank.


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Monday, 29 April 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Striped Tanks Worn 2 Ways: In The Office, Casually

A little bit of print mixing for this week's Weekday Wear Linkup! Showing you two different ways to wear striped tanks, in the office and casually, and doing a little print mixing by having spotty accessories with the stripes in each outfit too!

What I wore:

autumn olive and yellow print mixing stripes and leopard print outfit with kimono | awayfromblue

olive jeans adn Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | print mixing outfit striped tank olive jeans leopard flats kimono and mustard yellow micro regan bag
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Starting to realise you can't see my earrings with my new shorter haircut! 😂 I was so thrilled to wear jeans for once! I wore these a couple weeks ago, excited about the weather cooling down. Green is one of the colours I find tricky to wear and as a result these olive jeans are frequently worn with black - this striped tank seemed like an obvious choice. Added the white kimono as I wasn't sure which of my printed ones would look best with this and wanted to keep it simple!

Couldn't resist adding a little bit of leopard print to this outfit with the printed shoes too - I felt they worked nicely with the striped tank as they are the same colour scheme.

Hubby and I had an appointment to attend that unfortunately was in the middle of the day. We decided to make the most of it and take the day off. It was nice to have some quiet time at home to get caught up with a few must do tasks which are easier without the boys around!


Last worn: gold earringscrochet kimono, turquoise tassel necklace, black striped tank, olive jeans, leopard print flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wear: crochet kimono and shortsblack striped tank and maxi skirt, olive jeans and printed scarf, leopard print flats and little black dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan and maxi dress.



My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:






What I wore:

print mixing office outfit striped tank blazer pencil skirt polka dot scarf rebecca minkoff edie bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey jersey blazer print mixing business casual outfit with polka dot scard
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Scarf: Target Sadie woven scarf in blue spot print (Christmas pressie)
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

I felt this outfit was lacking a little something - this cute blue polka dot scarf that I got as a Christmas present from my mum was the perfect finishing piece to add to the striped tank and pencil skirt and blazer outfit. It was a nice bit of print mixing and extra touch of colour with the grey.

The Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag added a little more colour too! I like how the magenta pops with the grey.


Last worn: grey jersey blazer, striped tank, grey pencil skirt, metallic ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag. First time I've worn the scarf as it was a Christmas present.

Other ways to weargrey jersey blazer and monochrome outfit, striped tank and purple jeans, grey pencil skirt and floral cami, metallic ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag and shorts

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank in second trimester, grey pencil skirt in first trimester, metallic ballet flats in third trimester.



Striped Tanks Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A striped tank is a great wardrobe basic that you can easily dress up or down. Stripes are so fun to print mix with too! Why not try introducing a small accessory with a different print for a subtle take on pattern mixing in your outfit.






Weekday Wear Linkup #16


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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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!





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Friday, 29 March 2019

30 Ways To Wear A Blue Lace Pencil Skirt: #30wears

I've been looking forward to doing this 30 wears post for a while, this textured blue lace pencil skirt is a firm favourite!

With this monthly series, I pick a piece from my wardrobe I've worn over 30 times and go back through my blog archives to show you some of the ways I've worn it. Inspired by the #30wears challenge!

30 Ways To Wear: ASOS Blue Contrast Lace Pencil Skirt

30 ways to wear a blue lace pencil skirt #30wears | awayfromtheblue blog


There are a few reasons why I've been looking forward to doing this post. This is a pencil skirt that is a frequent reader favourite whenever it pops up on the blog, it was an impulse sale buy that really has worked for my wardrobe, and something I've hit much more than 30 wears on. A few of those wears were way back at the start of my blog so I wanted to wait until I could use a little more recent pics and less of the early days headless shots for this compilation post!

I bought this skirt after falling in love with it in a photo online - I think it may have been a photo of Wendy's but I'm not sure after all these years. I was sad to see it was sold out, and thrilled when it was in stock in my size and on sale a little later. I hurriedly bought it back in January 2012. The elastic waist means it still fits now just as it did pre-babies and during my pregnancies!


Cost Per Wear


Luckily I have the old email confirmation of my ASOS order to know that I paid $35.49 for this skirt 7 years ago! After wearing it more than 37 times, it's down to less than a dollar per wear, that magic figure that seems to be the goal for most people. Pretty good CPW for such a statement piece! Surprisingly, I don't have any of the other things I bought from that ASOS order still in my wardrobe, including a plain black pencil skirt I purchased at the same time. Apart from one small snag to the lace, this skirt still looks as good as new.



30 Ways To Wear A Blue Lace Pencil Skirt: Video Style








Blue Pencil Skirt With Grey


3 ways to wear a blue lace textured pencil skirt with grey tees | awayfromblue

This is a theme that will pop up a lot more often as you scroll through the photos in this post - I really like pairing blue and grey together, so I do that frequently with this navy lace skirt. I particularly like that darker charcoal grey tee with it!


Lace Pencil Skirt Belted


3 ways to belt a blue lace pencil skirt outfit ideas | away from the blue

Remember a few years ago when everyone belted everything?! I think it worked really nicely with this pencil skirt, I should probably try it again soon! I think belting this high waisted skirt really helped visually lengthen my petite frame.


Blue Pencil Skirt With Brights


bright pieces with a navy lace pencil skirt ways to wear | awayfromtheblue

From a bright handbag, bright scarf or just a bold brightly coloured tank, I love the way this blue lace skirt compliments other bright pieces in my outfit.


Lace Pencil Skirt With A Blazer


lace pencil skirt with 3 ways in the office with blazers | away from blue

This blue lace pencil skirt is a work staple, and of course a blazer is an office essential too. The cream jersey blazer is frequently paired with this lace skirt as it matches the beige base background the lace is overlaid on.


Blue Pencil Skirt In Monochromatic Outfit


5 monochormatic outfit ideas with a blue textured lace pencil skirt | awayfromtheblue

When you're not sure what to wear with something, pick another piece in a similar colour! While the lace on this pencil skirt is navy, it works so well with different shades of blue. And with blue being my favourite colour, monochromatic blue outfits make me happy!


Blue Lace Pencil Skirt With Purple


4 ways to wear purple with a lace pencil skirt | awayfromblue

Blue and purple is one of those colour combinations I frequently wear. I like how the colours work together. You can try a lot of purple like a purple tank, or a little bit of purple with an accessory like a purple scarf or bag.


Lace Pencil Skirt and Winter Layers


4 ways to layer a blue textured pencil skirt for winter with scarves jackets tights | awayfromblue

This blue lace pencil skirt is a great spring / summer piece, but it works nicely layered up for winter too, the blue lace really stands out with black layers or tights. It's definitely something I wear more in warmer weather, but being a thick material it's not too cold to wear in the cooler months.


Blue Pencil Skirt With White Tops


4 ways to wear a navy textured lace pencil skirt simple outfit ideas with white tops | awayfromtheblue

Like most mums, white isn't my go-to colour! I do like wearing it when I'm in the office though as it is a little easier to keep white clothes clean when I only have my clumsiness to worry about and not two adorable little toddlers that could leave stains! When I first got this skirt, white was a frequent go-to with it, before I tried more of the colour combinations you've seen above. Nothing wrong with having a classic go-to option for wearing a statement piece.



Where To Buy Lace Pencil Skirts Under $50:




More Posts In the 30 Wears Series


If you're looking for more outfit inspiration with a lace pencil skirt, see all 37+ times I've worn it in my archives.

For even more ways to wear ideas, here are some related posts in the 30 wears series:



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Monday, 18 March 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Wrap Tops and Blue Pencil Skirts With Pink City Bag

Two lovely wrap tops with navy textured pencil skirts with the Weekday Wear Linkup! I picked these wrap tops to wear as I was hunting through my wardrobe for more pieces to donate and I realised I hadn't worn these in a while. They were definitely overdue a wear.

What I wore:

monochrome navy outfit wrap top lace pencil skirt and pink Balenciaga city bag | awayfromblue

blue lace pencil skirt, sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram navy wrap pencil skirt balenciaga sorbet pink city bag monochrome office outfit
Earrings: Kmart silver tassel earrings
Necklace: M initial silver pendant necklace
TopAtmos & Here Arlene wrap top in navy
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

This navy wrap top is such a comfortable piece to wear, because I sized up when I bought it as I was pregnant. I was surprised to see I hadn't worn this top and skirt together before, the navy lace works so well with the wrap top.

I added the pink Balenciaga city bag for a little extra burst of colour. I wasn't 100% happy with the shoes though, I think another pair would have worked better, maybe a silver pair like I wore below.


Last worn: navy wrap top, tassel earrings, initial necklace, lace pencil skirt, camel flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearnavy wrap top and shorts, lace pencil skirt in winter, camel flats and olive pants, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancynavy wrap top in third trimester, lace pencil skirt in second trimester, camel flats in third trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag at 37 weeks pregnant.


What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Sorbet City










What I wore:

grey wrap top jacquard navy pencil skirt with pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag | away from blue

jacquard pencil skirt Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram jacquard pencil skirt grey wrap top and pink Balenciaga city bag
Earrings: Kmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings
NecklaceTous silver heart pendant necklace layered with custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TopAtmos&Here Nile wrap front jersey tee
SkirtWarehouse navy jacquard pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above, I wore a similar outfit the next day I was in the office. I love taking an outfit and following the same formula to create something new without trying too hard! This time around it was my grey jersey wrap top and my navy jacquard pencil skirt. I picked silver flats this time, and liked the outfit a lot more. Surprised to see that this top hasn't been worn in over a year though!

Again I stuck with the pink Balenciaga city bag - it's a fun pop of colour! And swapped the grey earrings for these navy ones instead. While the earrings are gold, I still went with silver necklaces and I don't feel they looked out of place.


Last worn: grey wrap top, navy tassel earrings, star necklace, Silhoupette, jacquard pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey wrap top and printed jeans, jacquard pencil skirt layered for wintersilver ballet flats and little black dress, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and monochrome shorts outfit.

Perfect for pregnancy: jacquard pencil skirt in first trimester, silver ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.




Wrap Tops Under $50




How You Can Wear It

While wrap tops work great for breastfeeding (and it was the reason why I bought these tops!) they work equally well when you're not breastfeeding. They are a nice alternative to a plain top, and neutral colours like these mean they work well in an office. If you're looking for a wrap top that will do double duty for corporate style, ones with a modesty snap like these ones are a good way to go.




Weekday Wear Linkup #10


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