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Thursday, 10 September 2020

Printed Maxi Dresses With Colourful Scarves, Denim Jackets and Balenciaga Bags

Layering up some maxi dresses for a windy winter weekend last month where we attended two different birthday parties. Added ankle boots, denim jackets and some big colourful scarves to keep me cosy outdoors in the wind, and my Balenciaga bags for a bit of colour. Wore some statement earrings for the first time in a while too to feel a little more dressed up!

What I wore:

floral maxi dress for kids birthday party in winter with denim jacket louis vuitton shawl Balenciaga day bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete with louis vuitton shawl and denim jacket | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram layering kmart floral maxi dress for winter brithday party with denim jacket louis vuitton shawl scarf balenciaga bag


Earrings: Colette Joanne teal and gold multi drop disk earrings
Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Knowing how windy it was going to be I added a grey tee over this floral maxi dress to keep me a little warmer. It was nice in the sun, but we spent the birthday party in the shade so we felt the worst of the wind and I was grateful I'd added the tee! The denim jacket wasn't as warm as I'd have liked but the big Louis Vuitton shawl is a wool blend and so was perfect for the breeze. The kids had a great time at the party, although there were definitely too much chocolate and lollies consumed 😂 Sign of a successful party though if you eat too much good food! Plenty of cake to go around too, even though the re-introduced COVID restrictions of 10 people gatherings announced the day before meant it was cut in half, to save some for the other guests who were coming in the afternoon!

I wasn't sure if the tempete blue Balenciaga day bag would be too much blue with this outfit, with the light wash of the denim jacket and the cobalt blue of the scarf, but I think all the blues went really nicely with the blue in the floral print of the dress. Even if the dress was picked up quite a lot in the wind and probably not the best choice for the day!





What I wore:

navy printed maxi dress with denim jacket pink scarf Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag 2010 birthday party outfit | away from the blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy printed maxi dress with denim jacket pink accessories scarf and balenciaga day bag

Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Jacket
: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

This was a really fun party! Our last one before the 10 people gathering restriction came into place, as we didn't know until after the party that the restriction had just been put in place that morning with immediate effect! The kids had a blast at a playground we hadn't been to before, running around with their friends and again eating lots of party food. It was nice to meet some of the parents of my kids friends I hadn't spoken too before too, as you can't really talk during the school run when you're trying to keep your distance.

With the blue maxi dress, navy statement earrings and indigo denim jacket this felt a bit too monochrome, so I added some pink accessories to brighten it up a bit! It's not the first time I've worn this hot pink scarf and pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag together before, I really like the combination and pink always works so well with blue.

Despite another windy day I was pretty warm as there was plenty of running around after the kids in the playground, and helping the little one with some things he was just a bit too small for. He gave it a good go though. By the end of the party I was wishing I'd picked different shoes! These ankle boots have the tiniest heel but it was hard work with my injured knee.


How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress can easily be layered up for a cooler day with ankle boots, a denim jacket and a cosy scarf. For an event like a birthday party you can keep it colourful by picking bright layers, either complimenting the colours in the print of the dress like the first outfit, or a contrasting colour like in the second outfit.


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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Layering Over Maxi Dresses With Cosy Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Small Darren Bag

After a little bit of warm weather, the Ekka winds arrived in Brisbane and it started to get chilly again for the end of winter. I decided to add a few extra layers to my maxi dresses to combat the cold winds.

What I wore:

Kmart floral maxi dress layered with cobalt long sleeve tee turquoise scarf ankle boots Darren bag | awayfromblue

Floral maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff small darren messenger bag in peony pink | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | layering a kmart floral maxi dress with cobalt tee and turquoise scarf pastel pink rebecca minkoff darren bag ankle boots winter

Scarf: Cotton On turquoise pashmina
Tee: thrifted cobalt blue long sleeve tee
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony (more affordable preowned!)

Why I wore it:

This was a big day for my eldest boy, as we all gathered to watch him compete for the first time. It was nice restrictions were relaxed so they were able to host a big sporting event, his first one after the restrictions had prevented any this year.

Wanted to be bright and colourful as I sat on the sidelines to support him, and so I wore my fave floral maxi dress, this tiered coral one from Kmart. Added the blue long sleeved tee over the top as I thought it looked better than underneath, and as it was still a little chilly I wore my cosy turquoise pashmina. I thought it matched nicely with the print on the dress and I loved how it popped with the blue tee.

The pastel pink Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag was picked as it was big enough for my camera and because I hadn't worn it with this coral dress before. It was a nice combo, I'm pleased I gave it a try!






What I wore:

layering a navy printed maxi dress with white ribbed knit jumper LV shawl and pink crossbody darren bag | away from blue

blue maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | layering blue printed maxi dress with white ribbed skiny, cobalt louis vuitton scarf and pink crossbody bag

ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Knit: white vintage knit jumper from my mum's wardrobe
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony (more affordable preowned!)

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much, I felt a little overdressed in this, but also under-dressed for the cold! Unlike the first outfit this was a fairly normal day with the school run and a regular sports class in the evening. By the evening though I was so cold I'd added a coat over this - it was a really chilly day!

Even with the white jumper over this blue printed maxi dress it felt a little too dressed up for such a quiet day, especially as I spent as little time outside in the wind as possible and most of it at home 😂

I did like the colour combo here with the blush pink Darren messenger bag against the blue and white, and I think the white knit broke up the navy printed maxi dress enough that the cobalt Louis Vuitton shawl worked well with it. Just not one of my favourite outfits.


How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress can work in cooler weather with some extra layers. Try adding a knit or long sleeve tee over the top, and don't forget a big cosy blanket scarf!


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Friday, 14 August 2020

Layering Dresses For Winter With Printed Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Avery Crossbody Bag

Feeling like I'd been wearing jeans a lot over winter, I took the opportunity to layer up some of my dresses instead! One slightly dressier outfit for an afternoon out with hubby and another more casual one for the school run.

What I wore:

floral swing dress layered up for winter with tights boots leather jacket burgundy accessories | awayfromblue

mustard floral dress with Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy | awayfromtheblue


JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
ScarfForever New skye foil feather scarf in berry / gold
Dress: Zaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy

Why I wore it:

This would be totally overdressed for a day at home with the kids! I didn't wear this when we were playing or baking, I just wore it when hubby and I went out in the afternoon to review the photos from our family photo shoot the week before. Took the opportunity to treat it like a mini date night as the hour away from the kids with complimentary drinks while we watched our photo presentation is the closest we will get to a proper date night for a while! 😂

Picked this black leather jacket to wear over the floral dress as it is not as slim fitting as my other one and has more space for the statement flared sleeves on this dress. The burgundy bag and scarf were just being matchy-matchy with the burgundy floral print on the dress. It's the first time I've tried this dress with burgundy (although I have worn the mustard dress with a red bag before) and I really liked this combination!

Since I wasn't going to be walking far I wore my pretty ankle boots - the tiny few centimetre high heel is too unmanageable for my injured knee to walk around in, but it can do a walk from the car to the studio and back again!






What I wore:

grey skater dress leggings converse navy mac and heart print scarf burgundy bag | awayfromtheblue

navy macintosh jacket with Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy | awayfromblue


Jacket: Jeanswest Monica Mac coat in Indigo
ScarfStella McCartney heart print scarf
DressAsos grey skater dress with leggings underneath
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy

Why I wore it:

A much more neutral outfit with this little burgundy Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag, and a much more casual one! It was a really cold and windy day so I pulled out this navy mac that was just perfect for keeping me warm on the school run. It was a staple of my winter outfits back when I was still commuting to the office, but now I work from home this is it's first wearing this year!

Picked a blue scarf to compliment the navy jacket - this Stella McCartney heart print blanket scarf is so cosy and warm and makes me smile any time I wear it! It was a nice touch of colour and print with the grey skater dress, and it and the coat kept me cosy in the cold evening too when I took my son along to his sports session.

Wasn't sure if the grey leggings with this dress would be too much grey, but I think the colourful accessories and the darker grey of the leggings made this work.


How You Can Wear It:


You can easily layer up some summer dresses for winter with extra layers - ankle boots, tights or leggings, a cosy jacket and a big printed scarf can help you stay warm. A colourful printed scarf adds an extra pop to your outfit as well - try something colourful with a neutral dress, or match the colour of your scarf to a colour in the print if it's a printed dress you're wearing.


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Monday, 3 August 2020

Maxi Dresses Layered For Winter With Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Neverfull

Taking advantage of some warmer winter days to wear my maxi dresses again with a few extra layers. I love Brisbane's warmer winter days when it's a mild 24 degrees Celsius in the middle of the day, but not so much the cold 11-12 degrees overnight and early morning 😂 Both of these outfits felt a little dressed up for some fun events I'd been looking forward to for a while!

What I wore:

black maxi dress and denim jacket with louis vuitton monogram shawl scarf and damier azur neverfull winter | awayfromblue

black maxi dress and Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | black maxi dress, denim jacket, Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull and monogram shawl in bleu

Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Dress: black Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

So excited for this day! I picked my simplest maxi dress, this plain thrifted black one, and we all kinda of matched in our outfits as we had our family photo shoot. We were supposed to have it at the start of the year but then the restrictions hit and it had to be rescheduled. 

Of course this being a halter neck maxi dress it was a little too cold to wear on its own so I added the denim jacket. The blue Louis Vuitton shawl was a bit too warm in the heat of the day but I was thankful for it in the shade and in the colder evening as we had a late afternoon photo session.

Carried my Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull bag to fit a few extra things in - water bottles and some snacks for the kids to keep their energy levels up. Not that they needed any of that after having a glass of complimentary fruit juice when we arrived 😂 Cooper appreciated the doggy snacks we brought though!

It was so fun to dress up and wear makeup again!





What I wore:

floral maxi dress in winter with ankle boots layered white knit jumper lv neverfull | away from blue

floral maxi dress with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | away from the blue

Awayfromblue Instagram | Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress layered for witner with white knit jumper and louis vuitton neverfull tote and ankle boots

EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Knit: white vintage knit jumper from my mum's wardrobe
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

This outfit was a little more dressed down than the one above, not as much makeup for starters!  Still felt formal enough for a kid's birthday party.  It was our first birthday party after restrictions and it was so good seeing the boys playing with all their friends. This white knit from my mum's wardrobe was actually pretty warm and standing in the back yard in the sun watching the kids on the trampoline I was glad it didn't have full length sleeves. Was just perfect again when it cooled off in the afternoon. And I surprisingly managed to keep the white jumper clean all day!

Added a couple extra accessories with the statement earrings and tassel necklace. The Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull bag was perfect for taking everything for myself and the boys without worrying about carrying a baby bag too.


Oh and if you've been following along, I completed no buy July again this year, so that's now 6 years I've been avoiding fashion spending in July! It can be tricky with all the sales in that month, but honestly this year we aren't going out much and I'm finding I'm uninspired to shop!



How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress can work well on a warmer winter day with the addition of cosy layers. A knit jumper, scarf, or denim jacket can keep you warm and comfortable, and can easily be removed if the day heats up.


Weekday Wear Linkup #81


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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Monday, 13 July 2020

Colourful Printed Scarves And Bags With Neutral Dresses, Leggings and Ankle Boots | Weekday Wear Link Up

Today's Weekday Wear Linkup is two dress, leggings and ankle boots outfits with some new scarves I bought last month. The scarves were my only June fashion purchases!

I've been a fan of Fashion Scarf girl for a while (and was lucky enough to be a brand rep a while back!). Being a scarf lover it's hard to not jump on every pretty new scarf she has in stock, but I was a little upset when I missed out on a pretty navy forest one. When it was back in stock again I bought it right away, along with this cute green one, as I don't have any green scarves.

What I wore:

monochrome grey skater dress black cardigan otufit with printed green accessories scarf and mini 5 zip bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag | away from the blue


JacketCotton On black knit wrap cardigan
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl colourful print scarf in green (new purchase)
DressAsos grey skater dress with leggings underneath
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag

Why I wore it:

Was quite a busy day when I wore this! We had the school run to do, errands to run and a sneaky opshop visit and then out to the gym in the evening - for my son, not me! - as sports lessons have started back up again. I worried this cardigan was a bit warm through the day, just like last time I wore it, but I was so thankful for it in the evening. The parents observing the class had to step outside the hall to meet the COVID safe limits for the group inside for the entire session, and it was a very cold winter evening! I was really glad I had layered up!

Couldn't resist going a little-matchy matchy with this green scarf and my green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5-zip bag. I thought the green accessories were a nice burst of colour with the neutral grey skater dress, black cardigan, leggings and ankle boots.



Ways To Wear Colourful Bags:






What I wore:

denim jacket bright scarf purple bag striped tee dress leggings ankle boots | awayfromblue

striped tee dress with Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum purple | awayfromtheblue


Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl lush forest scarf (new purchase)
DressAll About Eve striped black tee dress with leggings underneath
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Again I matched my handbag to my scarf here! I decided to pull out some of the pretty purple detail in the scarf with my Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB tote bag. I thought that the denim jacket matched the blue in the scarf really nicely too!

This striped tee dress is a great one for summer but it works well in winter too, layered up with the denim jacket, leggings and ankle boots for another busy day. School drop off and pickup, working from home (with a long zoom meeting) and going to the vets to pick up more food for Cooper.

After a bit of a scare on the weekend and an overnight stay at the vests, Cooper needed some speciality vet food and we'd bought one of every brand suggested to find one he liked. Since he loved the first one but not the second I had to do a quick stop at the vets on the way home from school drop off to pick up more of that first kind. And then back home to give him his food and medication and then log on to work. Thankfully he's doing much better now, gave us all quite a scare!




How You Can Wear It:

Summer dresses can work in winter with a few extra layers. Scarves, leggings and ankle boots can add a bit more warmth, and a fun printed scarf can add a lot of colour too. You can try matching the scarf to your bag for even more colour! 




Weekday Wear Linkup #78


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


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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

V-Neck Tees Knotted Over Tiered Sundresses With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

I'm a little sad that Kmart hasn't brought these strappy tiered sundresses back again this year, I was so hoping they would! They are such a staple in my wardrobe and they aren't just worn in the summer months. Today I'm sharing two spring outfits I made with them by knotting some tees over the top. I did this in winter too with knits.

What I wore:

orange tee knotted over black printed tiered sundress with colourful accessories | awayfromblue

little black dress with Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | marigold orange tee with black sundresses knotted spring layer bright necklace love bag
NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
TeeJeanswest essential v-neck tee in marigold
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus mixed metal bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

I wore this a little bit too late for Halloween! But I did like the black and orange combo. This v-neck tee is a recent purchase from the Jeanswest sale. I picked it up as I loved the orange, and went to try it on. Then it looked so mustard in the change room. I asked the SA as I was buying it, it's definitely not mustard right?! ha! I do love mustard but I already have a mustard tee.

Like you do with a new purchase, I wanted to wear this shortly after I bought it and realised it would be a great pop of colour with this little black tiered sundress. With the nude studded gladiator sandals and the grey Rebecca Minkoff love bag, I wanted to add a little more colour to the outfit and this Ruby Olive necklace was perfect! It was a Christmas gift from my bestie last year.

I liked the slight extra warmth this tee gave layered over the sundress for church too - always so cold in church with the aircon!


Last worn: black Aztec print dress, statement necklace, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. First time I've worn the tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearblack Aztec print dress and denim jacketstudded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bag










What I wore:

grey v neck tee knotted over printed tiered sundress with ankle boots love bag | away from blue

blush printed sundress with Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | mum style church outfit knotted grey tee over tiered printed sundress with rebecca minkoff love bag
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Dress: Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Another outfit I wore to church, another tee knotted over a sundress! Unlike the first outfit, I let the dress be the colour with the blue and pink print and went with a neutral grey tee to match the Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. Picked the black ankle boots as I wore this a few weeks before the first outfit, where I wanted a little extra warmth for the cooler spring morning. It turned into a beautifully warm day by the afternoon though.

This grey tee is such a wardrobe staple - I have a 30 ways to wear post coming up with it soon because I've finally achieved over 30 wears with it. It was one of the pieces I searched through my blog archives for first when I heard about the 30 wears challenge, so sure that I'd have already hit 30 wears with it! I have finally got over 30 wears with it now, and I've been putting a 30 wears post together every month for almost 2 years, haha!

I knotted this tee to the side but I preferred the way I knotted the tee in the first outfit, making the knot more of a statement.

Last worn: grey v-neck tee, blush and blue sundress, beaded necklace, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff love bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey v-neck tee and maxi skirt, blush and blue sundress and pink bag, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancygrey v-neck tee in second trimesterblack ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff love bag in third trimester.



V-Neck Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It

A v-neck tee is a wardrobe staple and pairs so nicely with denim - jeans or shorts! For something a little different and for a cooler spring or autumn day, try layering a tee over one of your fave summer dresses to create a whole new look!





What I Bought In November:


I'd usually do an extra post for this with a video but I've been a bit unwell this month and lost my voice for over a week so I'm just adding a little note onto this post. I also only bought three things:


I used up the last of my Christmas gift cards in the Jeanswest 40% off sale to pickup some colourful pieces for summer, and as I was hunting the opshops for books for our Christmas book advent calendar I couldn't resist this cute necklace for just $3!

Here's how I've worn it all:




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Monday, 18 November 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Two Ways To Wear A Grey Skater Dress

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm showing you two ways to wear a simple grey skater dress, taking it from work to a night out by changing the accessories.

This neutral grey dress is a great staple in my wardrobe and really should be worn more! I packed it for our Europe trip and it reminded me I should get it out more often.

What I wore:

monochrome office outfit grey skater dress boucle jacket leopard print flats and purple balenciaga work bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | grey skater dress in office boucle jacket monochrome outfit with purple balenciaga work bag
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoes:  Walnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge black and white bangle
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Was feeling a bit uninspired with what to wear, knowing I had a busy day at work and then a night out in the evening. A dress is an easy outfit staple so I went with that, and this grey one is extremely comfortable. Kept it monochrome for a day in the office, wearing it with my black boucle jacket to dress up the casual tee fabric a little, the sparkly statement necklace worked well to do that too.

The big purple Balenciaga work bag adds a pop of colour. I find it so hard to do monochrome looks, I always sneak some colour in somewhere! I'm thrilled I got to wear the shoes again too, it's been a while since the last wearing and I've tried to wear them recently but the rainy forecast always made me change my mind, they were definitely overdue a wear and I'm pleased the weather cooperated this time!

And yes, I held the Balenciaga work bag backwards in every pic...obviously not properly awake that morning!


Last worn: boucle jacket, statement necklace, grey skater dress, leopard print flats, purple Balenciaga work bag.

Other ways to wearboucle jacket and pencil skirt, grey skater dress at Disney, leopard print flats and stripesBalenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle jacket in third trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester.


How I Clean My Handbags: Removing Colour Transfer







What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with gray skater dress dinner mum night out outfit with circle straw bag | away from blue

Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | green floral duster with a skater dress and ankle boots straw circle crossbody bag
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: thrifted blue multi stand long beaded necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

After the busy day at work I came home and quickly got changed to head out to dinner with some mum friends. I swapped the boucle blazer for this green floral duster. I love the bold burst of colour it adds to the neutral grey and I like the skater dress and duster combo - I've worn this skater dress with another duster before too.

The navy necklace and tassel earrings added more colour to the dress, and the tan boots are a neutral classic. It was a cooler spring evening and I was grateful I'd picked ankle boots to wear on the way home from the restaurant, kept me a little cosier. I didn't need to bring much as it was a kid-free dinner so wore my Amerii round straw cross body bag. Simple little outfit changes that had me ready and out the door quick enough to be on time for dinner, after giving the boys plenty of hugs!

I got ready so quickly I forgot to put on the bracelets I'd set aside, but I think the navy necklace and earrings were enough extra colour with the green kimono.


Last wornfloral duster, navy tassel earrings, navy long necklace, grey skater dress (above), tan ankle boots, Amerii circle straw bag.

Other ways to wearfloral duster and jeans, grey skater dress in winter, tan ankle boots and sheath dress, Amerii circle straw bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester.



Skater Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A comfortable skater dress in a neutral shade like this grey one is so easy to dress up or down. Try sticking to monochrome colours in the office with a classic blazer to dress it up a little, or make it more casual and colourful like I have in the second outfit with a bright duster and statement accessories.



Weekday Wear Linkup #45


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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Note: I wore these outfits a couple of weeks ago, before the bushfires across Australia. For today, we are safe from the bushfires, as are our family and friends. For ways to help those not as fortunate, see here: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/bushfire-donations-heres-how-you-can-help/11696418

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