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Friday, 26 June 2020

Two Ways To Wear a Mustard Cardigan: With Green and Orange

This mustard cardigan was an awesome opshop find and just $2! It's a great way to add more colour to a winter outfit. I decided to be really colourful when I wore it recently and paired it with some other bright colours: green and orange.

What I wore:

mustard cardigan green skinny jeans striped tee mum school run outfit winter colourful | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromblue mustard cardigan green skinny jeans cotton on striped tee winter school run outfit

Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeCotton On "The One" fitted v tee in Cole stripe white moonlight
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I really like green with yellow, and it's not the first time I've worn these green skinny jeans with yellow. I loved the bright combination, nice and cheerful for a wet day. It started raining on me as I took these pics!

Thankfully we didn't get too wet at school pick up and drop off, and the rest of the day I was working from home so I was cosy and dry. Jeans and a tee is a perfect work from home outfit, and this cardigan was a much dressier alternative for keeping warm than my daggy old bathrobe when I had a zoom call 😂

With the turquoise tassel necklace adding a little more colour too I went with a neutral bag, this Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag is a classic that goes with so much.



What I wore:

orange tee and mustard yellow cardigan skinny jeans converse outfit | awayfromblue

mustard cardigan, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | mustrard cardigan with orange tee and grey skinny jeans converse outfit

Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Colette tortoise shell acrylic disc tassel necklace
Tee: Jeanswest essential v-neck tee in marigold
Jeans: Jeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This was inspired by an outfit I saw on Instagram on theshoestringshopper. As soon as I saw her orange and yellow outfit I wanted to try it myself with this orange tee and my mustard yellow cardigan. She was inspired by someone else to try it too, it's good seeing how inspiration spreads on Instagram!

I really liked this combo! It was something very different for me and I did feel very visible for school pickup and drop off and sitting on the sidelines of the gym as my son returned to his regular sports sessions. Feels like life is getting so busy now that things are reopening, but it's good to return to regular routines.

Despite a busy evening, we still had plenty of time for a browse in Kmart after dropping my eldest son off at school. No luck getting more pantry containers I'd hoped for, the stock shortage is painfully clear in many aisles. My little one did help me pick out some more Little People, Big Dreams books for our collection though! Kmart has them for $8 each, half the price of everywhere else I've seen them.

Stuck with the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag to balance out the brights, as well as my grey skinny jeans as black felt a bit too harsh.


Last worn: mustard cardigan (above), marigold tee, tortoiseshell necklace, grey skinny jeans, Converse (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above). 

Other ways to wear: mustard cardigan and chambray skirt, marigold tee over a dress, grey skinny jeans and leopard print, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi dress

Perfect for pregnancy: Converse in third trimester


How You Can Wear It:

Mustard is a very versatile shade of yellow! You can use a mustard cardigan to bring some colour to darker or neutral winter layers. It works equally well paired with other bright things in your outfit too like the green skinny jeans or the orange tee.


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Monday, 18 May 2020

2 Ways To Wear A Grey Skater Dress: Colourful and Simple | Weekday Wear Link Up

Well what a difference a few weeks makes in this crazy new world. I wore these outfits back in April, just 3 weeks ago. Life is so different now! Australia has a roadmap for lifting all the restrictions after Coronavirus, and we are currently in stage one that gives us a lot more freedom than when I wore this dress! This was my only time going out that week, but now I'm out of the house multiple times a week for the school run.

I added a lot of colour to wear this dress for staying at home, but then simplified it later in the day when we went out to the doctors to get all of our flu shots.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono with asos grey babydoll skater dress adding colour with accessories | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono with grey skater dress bright Ruby Olive necklace
Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas

Why I wore it:

I like this little grey skater dress but it really needs to be worn more! With a morning at home on a slightly cooler autumn day, I decided to dress it up a little with this duster kimono instead of my go-to  at home cover up, my cosy old bath robe! I really liked how this made me feel a little more pulled together and dressed up, and I liked the bright colours the floral print added. Kimonos are great for that.

I still felt the outfit was missing a little something though so I added in a bright necklace too. The kids enjoyed the necklace as well! They always play with my accessories whenever we have a cuddle.

This was an easy and comfortable outfit and simple to change afterwards when we headed out.


Last worn: floral duster kimono, statement necklace, grey skater dress, Havaianas.

Other ways to wearfloral duster kimono and shorts, grey skater dress worn two other ways.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere









What I wore:

Asos grey skater dress with Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag | away from blue

 Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with bright tassel bag charm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey skater dress asos baydoll with louis vuitton speedy bandouliere bag sneakers
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

This is the simplified version of the outfit above, that I wore out the house to head to the doctors. No extra cover up, as it was warmer by then and I just wanted an easy outfit I could wash as soon as I got home. I left the necklace at home too so it wouldn't get covered in germs - especially with holding the kids close for their flu vaccinations, I didn't want them playing with it and possibly transferring germs.

I've been using my Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag a lot recently, but this time around I went with my Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. Just in case the kids needed their water bottles (both fit in here) and because I could wipe this down when we got home and sanitise it.

And of course my New Balance sneakers as they are the only shoes I am wearing out of the house at the moment!

Thankfully the vaccinations went well - both kids were really brave and we were in and out quite quickly. I was glad we could go as a family so hubby and I could take a kid each, even if it meant we took up the entire surgery as they can't have more than 4 people in the (small) waiting room at a time!


Last worn: grey skater dress (above), New Balance sneakers, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to weargrey skater dress and Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and jeans.

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


Skater Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A basic, neutral dress is a really versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. You can wear it simply by itself or add a lot more colour and print with accessories or a kimono.



Weekday Wear Linkup #71


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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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!
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Monday, 29 July 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Neutral Dresses, Colourful Scarves and Mulberry Heritage Bayswater Bag

Simple winter workwear for today's Weekday Wear Linkup, adding colour to neutral dresses for the office with bright animal print scarves.

What I wore:

little black dress winter layers neon leopard print scarf tan accessories mulberry heritage bayswater trench coat | awayfromblue

Mulberry heritage Bayswater in Oak NVT leather with leopard print scarf | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | neon leopard print scarf with little black dress trench coat Mulberry bayswater bag for office winter
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat
ScarfSupre neon pink leopard print scarf
EarringsJeanswest Evy dangly earring
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

This scarf is such a fun statement piece, a classic little black dress is the perfect outfit to let it shine! An impulse $5 sale buy 5 years ago, it's only gotten 8 wears so far but I love it every time I wear it!

The fit and flare dress is sleeveless, so I did my trick of wearing a tee underneath it, but it was much too cold to consider going coat-less for the photos in the morning! You're only missing a plain grey long sleeved tee I wore under the dress. With the bright scarf being such a focal piece I kept everything else in my outfit neutral with the tan ballet flats and Mulberry Bayswater bag.


Last worn: camel trench, neon leopard print scarf, dangly earrings, fit and flare dress, Marc Jacobs ballet flats, Mulberry Bayswater.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and skinny jeans, neon leopard print scarf with grey, fit and flare dress in spring, Marc Jacobs ballet flats and wrap dress, Mulberry Bayswater and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in first trimester, neon leopard print scarf in first trimester, fit and flare dress in second trimester, Marc Jacobs ballet flats in third trimester, Mulberry Bayswater in third trimester.


Wear And Tear: Mulberry Bayswater










What I wore:

navy macintosh with grey asos skater dress pop of colour red sheep print scarf | away from blue

Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram navy macintosh grey skater dress mulberry bayswater bag pop of colour red animal sheep print scarf
JacketJeanswest Monica Mac coat in Indigo
Scarf: red sheep print Fashion Scarf Girl scarf (similar)
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

A different kind of animal print scarf, featuring the actual animal! This adorably cute scarf was a Christmas gift from my sister and I love the way the red pops against the grey skater dress and the navy macintosh jacket. It's not the first time I've worn this dress with a red scarf, I really like the combination!

As with the outfit above, I let the scarf make the statement and paired the outfit with my classic, go with anything little black ballet flats and Mulberry oak Bayswater tote bag.


Last worn: navy macintosh, sheep print scarf, grey skater dress, black ballet flats, Mulberry bayswater (above).

Other ways to wearnavy macintosh, sheep print scarf and printed dress, grey skater dress in Disneyland, black ballet flats and jeans, Mulberry bayswater and chambray dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Mulberry Bayswater in second trimester.



Animal Print Scarves Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A brightly coloured scarf is a great way to accessorise a classic dress. Changing the scarf makes a little black (or grey!) dress look new each time you wear it. It's a fun and affordable way to accessorise in winter.




Weekday Wear Linkup #29


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

Guidelines:
1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Grey Knits And Green Skinny Jeans With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bags

More simple winter mum style: cosy grey knits, with green skinny jeans and two different Rebecca Minkoff Love bags.

What I wore:

grey marle knit with printed snood Converse green skinny jeans indoor play cafe playdate outfit | awayfromblue

green skinny jeans and Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | mum style green skinny jeans grey marle knit paisley print snood playdate outfit winter
ScarfSeed Heritage Paisley print snood
Top: thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Wore this to take the boys to a local indoor play area, as it had been raining overnight and was predicted to rain more so we couldn't head to the park, but they needed to run around a bit. I picked an easy and comfortable outfit, with my green skinny jeans that have become a frequent go-to this winter, my favourite (and only!) snood and my Converse. The grey knit is one I thrifted before our Europe trip and took overseas with me, it worked well with my olive jeans so I wanted to try wearing it with these brighter green ones. I really liked this combination.

I'd been wearing my Rebecca Minkoff love cross body bag that week so decided to keep wearing it with this outfit, I thought the neutral grey went nicely with the knit.


Last worn: grey knit, Paisley print snood, green skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff love bag.

Other ways to weargrey knit and cobalt scarf, Paisley print snood and little red dress, green skinny jeans with striped tee, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyPaisley print snood in second trimester, Converse for second trimester travel, Rebecca Minkoff love bag in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Regular and Small Love Bag Comparison:









What I wore:

grey polka dot foil knit jumper with olive skinny jeans silver glitter runners | away from blue

olive green jeans, Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | olive skinny jeans with grey polka dot foil knit jumper and coral rebecca minkoff love bag
JumperJeanswest Kara foil pullover in smoke marl and silver
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Despite following a similar outfit formula, I didn't like this second outfit as much as the first one. I thought the olive skinny jeans would go nicely with this fun foil polka dot print knit, and I did like the combination, especially when I matched the foil polka dots with the silver glitter shoes for a very sparkly outfit. You know I like a bit of matchy-matchy!

With the silver sparkle and then the pop of colour with the coral Rebecca Minkoff small love bag, I felt that this outfit was enough as it was and I didn't add a scarf to it. It was a warm day, sitting in the sunshine at the playground, and I was glad I hadn't added the scarf as I didn't really need it.

I did feel that this outfit was missing a little something when I looked at the photos afterwards though, and wish I had added a scarf, I think the first outfit looked great because of the printed snood. A nice outfit, just one that feels a bit flat in the pics.


Last worn: foil polka dot knit, olive skinny jeans, silver glitter sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag.

Other ways to wearfoil polka dot knit and shorts, olive skinny jeans for international flight, silver glitter sneakers and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag with navy.



Grey Knits Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A simple grey knit and jeans is a staple mum outfit for winter, especially paired with comfortable shoes like this! To mix it up a little, you can wear colourful denim instead of the classic blue, and add a printed scarf or brightly coloured bag to make your outfit pop.



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Friday, 19 July 2019

Matching Shoes and Bags: Atmos&Here Lola Ankle Boots With Skinny Jeans, Tees and Printed Scarves

Should you match your shoes to your bag? This is an old fashion 'rule' that seems to be rarely followed nowadays! I mostly have neutral shoes and bright bags, but when I do stumble across a matching pair of shoes and bag, it's fun to wear them together like I have below, with my tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

These Atmos&Here Lola tan ankle boots are new ones I purchased recently to replace my old ones that literally fell to pieces when I pulled them out of storage this autumn.

What I wore:

grey maxi cardigan with red skinny jeans black tee tan scarf ankle boots and bag RM MAB camera SAHM style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | matching shoes to bag tan ankle boots mab camera bag red skinny jeans scarf and black tee
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfASOS crinkle oversized leopard print scarf
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
Shoes: Atmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots (new purchase)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I couldn't resist making all my accessories match in this outfit! With the bright red skinny jeans I thought the matching neutral tan ankle boots and MAB camera bag would be a good combination. The scarf was needed to keep me warm on a cooler Sunday morning as we went to church, and I think the leopard print, while not an exact match, compliments the bag and ankle boots nicely!

I kept everything else in my outfit neutral to let the red jeans shine - while I've never worn this particular black tee with the grey cardigan before, grey and black are colours I like wearing with these red skinny jeans.


Last worn: grey maxi cardigan, leopard print scarf, black tee, red skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've shared the boots on the blog as they were a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: grey maxi cardigan and maxi dress, leopard print scarf and ombre knit, black tee and pink shorts, red skinny jeans and matching scarf, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and striped skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: red jeans in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

matching tan crossbody bag and ankle boots with navy and green jeans and tee cardigan scarf outfit | away from blue

navy cardigan and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instgram | mums tyle jeans tee cardigan scarf navy green outfit with matching shoes and bag
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl navy Geo print tassel scarf (c/o)
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoes: Atmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another very similar outfit combination to the one above! Again I stuck with a cosy cardigan, printed scarf, black tee and bright skinny jeans, accessorised with my matching tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

With the bright green skinny jeans being such a burst of colour in my outfit I went with a plain black tee, similar to the outfit above. I added in another colour with the navy waterfall cardigan and geometric print scarf though. Such an easy outfit formula!

I really like the way the matching tan bag and shoes worked with the green and blue in the outfit, they are a nice neutral combination and this made for a simple outfit for a day with the boys, running errands and visiting the library and the playground.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, navy scarf, black v-neck tee, green skinny jeans, tan ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan worn two ways, navy scarf and little black dress, black v-neck tee for international flight, green skinny jeans and jumper, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and printed shorts.


Tan Ankle Boots Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

If you have a pair of shoes that match a handbag, why not wear them together? You can add extra accessories like a scarf to your outfit to tie in the matchy-matchy even more, or use the matching shoes and bag to 'bookend' a colourful outfit like I have in the second outfit.



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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Two Ways To Wear Grey Kmart Leopard Print Tee In Winter

I saw this leopard print tee in Kmart and was tempted to buy it, at just $9. I decided I didn't need another grey tee though and put it back. When I stumbled across it again at just $2, I knew I had to get it! It's so soft and the leopard print is nice and subtle, it's so easy to wear! I've worn it two different ways below.

What I wore:

wearing kmart leopard print tee with green skinny jeans navy cardigan mum style winter | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey leopard print tee worn with colourful winter layers skinny jeans cardigan regan bag mum style
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Such a simple mum outfit: jeans, a tee, and Converse. Easily made suitable for winter with a cosy cardigan on top. To make this outfit a little more interesting, I went with bright green skinny jeans. While not as cheap as the leopard print tee, they were an opshop find and so also affordable, at just $5.

The green jeans and navy cardigan are a colour combination I often wear together, and I thought they complimented the neutral grey tee nicely. An easy outfit for a day at the playground and the library with the boys.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, circle pendant necklace, green skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag. First time I've worn the tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan worn two ways, green skinny jeans and wrap top, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.


Handbag Comparison: Rebecca Minkoff Regan and Micro Regan










What I wore:

wearing a grey leopard print tee in monochromatic winter maxi skirt and leather jacket outfit yellow bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | leather jacket maxi skirt and yellow bag way to wear grey leopard print tee in winter
JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

A busy day meant another easy outfit for mum life - this maxi skirt is a firm favourite, and the grey leopard print tee with it created a rather monochromatic outfit, especially with the leather jacket. I needed the jacket in the cooler morning but with a day of rushing around to appointments, it came off before lunchtime.

This outfit wasn't as colourful as the first one, so I couldn't resist adding a little extra colour to this with the mustard Rebecca Minkoff mirco Regan bag. Such a fun pop of colour!


Last worn: printed leather jacket, House Of Harlow sunburst necklace, leopard print tee (above), black maxi skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket worn 30 ways, black maxi skirt and foil tee, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyankle boots in second trimester.



Leopard Print Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed tee is a wardrobe staple, especially when paired with a pair of jeans. To mix things up a little you can try colourful denim instead, or swap your skinny jeans for a maxi skirt, which still provides the coverage you need when running around after two toddlers!


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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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