Showing posts with label denim jacket. Show all posts
Showing posts with label denim jacket. Show all posts

Friday, 21 June 2019

Two Ways To Wear a Mustard Tee: Mum Style

Back to Brisbane! Our Europe trip was fun and I enjoyed getting to layer up more, but it was so nice to get back home and enjoy some warmer weather. June is the start of winter in Brisbane, and yet it's nowhere near the levels of cold we experienced in Scottish spring!

I was also glad to get back to my full wardrobe, I liked my travel wardrobe but I missed the options from my full wardrobe - and I was really happy to get to wear this $3 mustard tee I picked up just before we left.

What I wore:

double denim mum style park playdate converse chambray maxi skirt mustard tee | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | mum style park playdate winter double denim mustard tee and micro regan bag
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace:  Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee (recent purchase)
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I knew I wanted to wear this mustard tee with my chambray maxi skirt - blue and yellow is a combination I love! I like wearing bright tees with this maxi skirt too, such an easy outfit. And a little matchy-matchy with the mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag, even though you can see in the detail pic that they aren't the exact same shade of mustard.

While we were spending the morning out at the playground with friends I wasn't sure if there would be a breeze on the bay so I went with my denim jacket for a double denim outfit. I'm pleased I took this rather than a cardigan, it was easy to take on and off as the sun peeked out from behind the clouds. It did rain a little, but luckily no more than a shower. It was so nice to catch up with everyone after our trip and see what everyone had been up to while we were away.


Last worn: denim jacket, tassel necklace, chambray maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag. First time I've worn the tee on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and swing dress, chambray maxi skirt and printed tank, Converse and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag with green jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Converse in second trimester.


My Travel Capsule Wardrobe For Europe in May:








What I wore:

mustard tee worn as a pop of colour with jeans wool cardigan | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini MAM bag in soft grey | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | mustard tee with wool cardigan black skinny jeans neutral outfit
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee (recent purchase)
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Returning to Brisbane means returning to routines and for baby boy that means specialist appointments! This is what I wore for one of those visits, this time around I kept the mustard tee as the only colourful piece in the outfit and paired it with a lot of grey and black.

This grey wool maxi cardigan has been a winter fave for a couple of years, it's so cosy! I did consider taking it to Scotland with me but decided my striped duster was more light weight and easier to travel with as it's less bulky. I did miss this cardigan a few times though, so when Brisbane had the winter cold snap it was good to cosy up with this cardi!

I was considering taking this bag over to Europe with me too but wasn't sure if it was the best choice, anticipating a lot of rain. I'm glad I took my Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere, but I was looking forward to using this bag again when we got home.


Last worn: wool maxi cardigannavy tassel necklacemustard tee (above), Nobody Denim skinny jeans, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearwool maxi cardigan and maxi dress, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and blazer, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and printed skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyWalnut Melbourne ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in second trimester.



Yellow Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:


A basic v-neck tee in a bright colour is just as easy to wear as one in a neutral shade! Try pairing it with your favourite colour for a bright outfit, or pair it with a mix of neutrals like I have in the second outfit to let it shine and be the star.


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Friday, 24 May 2019

Maxi Dresses With Denim Jackets, Ankle Boots and Cross Body Bags

I love dresses and ankle boots in autumn! And although it's a lot cooler in Brisbane with winter just a few days away, (and I'm freezing away in Scotland!) a light denim jacket was all that was needed on the warmer early autumn days when I wore these outfits.

What I wore:

Autumn maxi dress acne pistol ankle boots denim jacket brunch outfit Brisbane bayside mum style | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | printed maxi dress denim jacket vintage chanel back acne pistol ankle boots autumn mum style bayside manly
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

I wore this pretty maxi dress out to brunch with some other Brisbane style Instagrammers. When I first tried on this dress in Jeanswest back in Spring last year I was wearing ankle boots and I loved how it looked - so I am glad with the cooler weather I got to give this combination a wear!

We all caught up for a wonderful brunch at Little and Oliver's on the Bayside and then some of us went and took a few extra photos afterwards. Big thanks to K for taking this shot for me!

I rarely get a chance to wear this vintage Chanel bag so I decided to wear it out since I was kid-free for a rare change! It was a nice accessory with the colourful printed dress.


Last worn: denim jacket, gold pendant necklace, printed ruffle hem maxi dress, Acne Pistol boots, vintage Chanel flap bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and shorts, printed ruffle hem maxi dress and sandals, Acne Pistol boots and printed shorts, vintage Chanel flap bag and snakeprint dress.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, vintage Chanel flap bag at 39 weeks.


30 Ways To Wear A Tie Dye Maxi Dress:








What I wore:

tie dye maxi dress with ankle boots and denim jacket for autumn with blush pink accessories | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony blush pink | away from the blue 
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Repeated the outfit formula from above again with different pieces. You can't really see in the pics but I picked my tan ankle boots to go under this tie dye maxi dress with the peony pink Rebecca Minkoff Darren cross body bag and the same trusty denim jacket.

Couldn't resist being a little matchy-matchy with the blush necklace to match the blush pink bag! Wore this out to church on a rather busy day. The dress was a throw on and go easy outfit.


Last worn: denim jacket (above), pink beaded necklace, tie dye maxi dress, ASOS Chelsea boots, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket worn 30 ways, tie dye maxi dress worn 30 ways, ASOS Chelsea boots and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, ASOS Chelsea boots in second trimester.


Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Maxi dresses aren't just summer pieces! By adding boots and a jacket you can make them work for spring and autumn as well. When winter hits you might need to layer leggings or tights underneath though!



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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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Friday, 3 May 2019

Printed Maxi Dresses and Purple Mini MAB Tote Bag

You will know from even a small amount of time reading my blog that I love my outfit formulas! I like to take an outfit I enjoyed and wear something similar again later, just changing a thing or two. In these outfits I'm wearing two printed maxi dresses and accessorising with my fun purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag. By changing the other accessories and adding another layer, the outfits look quite different and disguise my lazy outfit formula repetition 😉

What I wore:


Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress for birthday party with kid friendly nibbly bits necklace | awayfromblue

silver and gold pearl bracelet stack with Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | mum style third birthday party outfit jeanswest high low hem sophia maxi dress
Earrings: Ana Luisa 'Olivia' tassel earrings in pink
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
Bracelets: the usual plus pearl and rose gold bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this for baby boy's third birthday party last month. It's crazy thinking my baby boy is 3 years old! It doesn't seem like that long ago I was pregnant with him! The years really go by so quickly.

We had a fun party at home with all his favourite people around - as I'd done all of the party prep the day before I didn't bother wearing shoes, no need to go outside! I did add the purple mini MAB tote bag, because I liked how well it worked with the print on the dress and I needed a place to put my phone and camera when I wasn't using them to record various parts of the party.

Kid's birthday party meant kid friendly necklace, so I pulled this Nibbly Bits one out again, a firm favourite while I was breastfeeding. I was hoping it might distract from the statement earrings but they were tugged on by little hands a few times before I diverted attention with the necklace!


Last worn: statement earrings, mandala print maxi dress, teething necklace, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearmandala print maxi dress on Christmas day, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag in third trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Purple Mini MAB Tote Bag











What I wore:

blue printed maxi dress with denim jacket pink and purple accessories | away from the blue autumn style

navy printed maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff plum purple mini MAB tote bag  | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | denim jacket blue printed maxi dress purple mini mab bag and pink tassel necklace
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Another maxi dress and purple mini MAB outfit! A different colour scheme this time, still with the pink and purple but I added some blue too with the printed maxi dress and denim jacket. I needed the denim jacket for a cooler morning. The blush necklace goes so nicely with purple and blue, was the perfect accessory.

Wore this to go watch the Church Online service at my friends house. It was good to catch up, with life getting in the way and the boys having the sniffles we hadn't seen her for a few weeks! It was the first time showing off my new hair cut to everyone too.

The day ended up warming up quite a lot and I'd gotten rid of the jacket when I ran a couple of quick errands before lunch.


Last worn: denim jacket, blush tassel necklace, blue printed maxi dress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff plum purple mini MAB tote bag (above).

Other ways to weardenim jacket and shorts, blue printed maxi dress under a tee, Rebecca Minkoff plum purple mini MAB tote bag.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, blue printed maxi dress in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff plum purple mini MAB tote bag in second trimester.



Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A printed maxi dress is a wardrobe staple - perfect for a birthday party or a casual catch up with friends! Picking a brightly coloured handbag to compliment the colours in the dress is a great way to accessorise.




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Friday, 30 November 2018

Maxi Dresses For Different Events: Wedding and Kids Birthday Party

I love maxi dresses, for everyday wear and for special events. They never look over or under dressed for any occasion! Wearing two pretty blue ones below, dressed up for a formal event and dressed down for a casual kid's birthday party.

What I wore:

pastel grecian maxi dress with vintage Chanel bag and louis vuitton monogram shawl for waterfront wedding | awayfromblue

 Chanel vintage quilted 'Diana' lambskin flap for a wedding | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram wedding guest maxi dress outfit blue pastel grecian dress with cobalt louis vuitton shawl vintage chanel bag
Earrings: Ana Luisa 'Olivia' tassel earrings in pink (giveaway prize)
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
DressJeanswest Heather textured maxi dress in eggshell (C/O)
Shoes: NineWest "Quicken" wedges in natural
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

I had been looking forward to this day for so long! One of my oldest friends was getting married and we were so thrilled to celebrate with the couple. While his wife is someone I've only gotten to know over the past few years, I met him all the way back in uni so hubby and I are good friends with him. (I met my hubby in uni too, a couple years later!).

It was literally the only sunny day in over a week of rain and storms, they couldn't have had a better day. The sun came out for the ceremony (overlooking the beautiful water) and when the breeze started to pick up and get cooler in the evening I had my Louis Vuitton shawl in my bag. It's the first time I've worn this shawl as an actual shawl and not just as a scarf!

The bag was another accessory I love - a vintage Chanel flap I don't get to wear often, but treasure the times I do!

The shoes I was not too happy with. You might have seen on my Insta stories that taking a few steps out the door to leave resulted in the sole of one of my shoes flying off! So I ran back inside and superglued it together, hoping it would hold out for the party, and trying to ignore the fact that I put it on a little crooked....thankfully, it held together well. The other shoe on the other hand decided to fall to pieces in the same way, as I walked through the middle of the tables at this small and intimate wedding. I've had them for a few years, and I got them pre blog, but in the 6 years I've been blogging this is their 7th wear so it's not like I've overly worn them! I suspect the heat / humidity has got to the glue holding them together while they've spent most of their life stored in a box.

On the plus side, the wedding was wonderful, the ceremony so moving, the food delicious, the speeches both hilarious and heartwarming, and the dancing wonderful. Even if it was a bit of a challenge dancing with lopsided shoes after consuming a couple of glasses of champagne! 😂 I ended up copying the mother of the groom and going shoe-less in the end.


Last worn: Louis Vuitton shawl, pink tassel earrings, grecian maxi dress, nude wedges, vintage Chanel flap.

Other ways to wearLouis Vuitton shawl woth jeans and tee, grecian maxi dress for birthday party, nude wedges and lace dress, vintage Chanel flap for Christmas day.

Perfect for pregnancy: nude wedges in first trimester, maxi dress in second trimestervintage Chanel flap at 40 weeks pregnant.



What's In My Bag: Vintage Chanel Flap







What I wore:

casual maxi dress outfit with mustard yellow accessories denim jacket for kids birthday party | away from blue

Blue printed maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | denim jacket blue printed maxi dress ankle boots mustard yellow scarf and micro regan bag for kid's birthday party
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfJeanswest Lucille golden yellow scarf
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

The weekend before the wedding was a bit cold and wet, so I ended up layering my maxi dress up a little more, with the mustard scarf, denim jacket and ankle boots. Had a bit of a busy day, with swim lessons in the morning, followed by a birthday party for one of little T's friends, then a trip down the coast to spend time with my parents.

The ankle boots were a perfect choice for the wet weather and my layers kept me nice and cosy. I thought this maxi dress would be perfect as I've never been to a birthday party at McDonalds before and wasn't sure what to wear! It was interesting seeing what the other mums were wearing, so many different outfits - and I saw a few similar outfits to other things I was thinking of wearing! - but of course the best dressed was the birthday girl.

It was a lot of fun, getting to chat to the parents of some of the kids I have only heard about from the boys stories after daycare. It was also very noisy, as the kids had a great time running around and playing together.


Last worn: denim jacket, mustard scarf, blue printed maxi dress, Chelsea ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and skinny jeans, mustard scarf and olive pants, blue printed maxi dress in summer, Chelsea ankle boots and swing dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, blue printed maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant, Chelsea ankle boots in second trimester.


Maxi Dresses Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is a wardrobe staple as you can really make it work for you, for any event or season! You can dress it up with luxe accessories or down with a denim jacket, and you can easily add an extra layer if it gets chilly.




No shopping haul this month! I only spent $2 on this Kmart dress. Spent a lot of money finishing my Christmas shopping though!



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Friday, 26 October 2018

Maxi Skirts and Printed Tanks With Denim Jacket and Rebecca Minkoff Mini Bags

Felt like it had been a while since I'd worn some of my maxi skirts, so it was time to get them out again! Pairing plain maxi skirts with printed tanks and a denim jacket to make the perfect spring outfit.

What I wore:

spring stay at home mum outfit drawstring waist maxi skirt denim jacket purple mini MAB bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram spring maxi skirt denim jacket printed tank purple bag outfit
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
TopSass and Bide "For Easy Reference" tank
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum

Why I wore it:

A busy day required a comfortable outfit. After doing the day care drop off, I worked from home before heading back to daycare and picking up the boys for an appointment in the afternoon.

As it was a slightly warmer day, I thought it was the perfect time to wear this maxi skirt. It has slits up both sides, so it was a little chilly last time I wore it in autumn, but was perfect for this warmer day. I really liked the simplicity of this outfit, and how comfortable it was! Every time I wear this printed tank I really like the outfit, I should wear it more often.

WIth all of the neutrals, the little purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag was the perfect pop of colour with my outfit.


Last worn: denim jacket, Sass & Bide tank, drawstring waist maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket, Sass & Bide tank and metallic jeans, drawstring waist maxi skirt worn two ways, Converse and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag and blue dress.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Converse for second trimester travel, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Handbag Reveal:



(In case you missed it over on YouTube, I bought another Rebecca Minkoff bag!)




What I wore:

double denim jacket and chambray maxi skirt red tank and bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram double denim spring outfit chambray skirt jacket stripe tank and red Avery bag
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
TankJeanswest 'Hannah' print tank in paradise pink multi
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

A colourful outfit with some of my favourite pieces for a sad day! We had a service to close the chapter at our regular playgroup building. After our last week there, I felt it would be good to go and say thank you to everyone who helped us over the years, as lots of the people who worked there over the centre's 20 year history came back for the day.

The boys did so well through the service, although when it drew to a close and they mentioned it was time for morning tea, a certain little boy couldn't contain his excitement any longer and screamed 'MORNING TEA!', much to the amusement of the previously sad and reflective crowd. The funniest part was how many people came up to me afterwards and commented that is was just like him to do that - sums up my son so well, he always brings a smile to people's faces. Of course it wasn't long before the cake the boys were eating made its way onto my outfit!

I wasn't sure how formal the service would be so thought the denim jacket would be best to cover up my shoulders in this sleeveless tank, even if it was a bit warm and I ended up taking it off for the rest of the day. The colourful striped tank and bag were my attempt to bring some cheer to the day - it was a lovely way to have some closure after our time there (over three and a half years!) but sad all the same. I shed a few tears.


Last worn: denim jacket (above), brushstroke stripe tank, chambray maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini Avery tote.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and shorts, brushstroke stripe tank and pink bag, chambray maxi skirt and foil print tee, Rebecca Minkoff mini Avery tote and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in third trimester, brushstroke stripe tank in second trimester.


Maxi Skirts Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Plain maxi skirts are a nice spring option, especially when paired with a printed tank. it's a simple outfit formula, perfect for a busy mum. If it's a little cooler in the morning or evening, a denim jacket is a great layer.


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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Black Maxi Dresses And Red Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Bag

You know it's properly spring weather when I've got my denim jacket out again! I took advantage of the nicer warmer weather recently to wear some of my maxi dresses with my ankle boots and light jackets. I completed both outfits with a pop up of colour from the red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag.

What I wore:

halterneck maxi dress in spring denim jacket ankle boots red rebecca minkoff bag | awayfromblue

handheld Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | strawberry picking outfit for picnic chambers flats black maxi dress red accessories
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: gifted Zatini red pendant necklace
Dressblack Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

We decided to take the boys to a nearby strawberry farm (Chambers Flats) after seeing some of the other Aussie Vlogging Mums having fun there. Edit: This was before the big strawberry tampering crimewave across Australia, I'd have second thoughts about letting the boys touch unwashed and unchopped strawberries now! Support your local farmer but take precautions as advised by the police - wash and cut up before giving to children.

I really wasn't sure what to wear, but it felt a little warm for jeans. I decided on a simple black halterneck maxi dress with ankle boots in case they had a closed in shoes rule. The red bag and necklace were a way to add more colour to my outfit, it was only when it was pointed out on Instagram that I realised it matched the berries! I just wanted to wear my new bag! 😂

The ankle boots were a great choice as the ground was uneven and muddy in parts, but as you can see my denim jacket didn't stay on long, it was a beautifully warm and sunny day. After filling our boxes with strawberries we sat by the playground and had a picnic. Was such a nice way to spend the day, and fun for the boys to see where strawberries came from. We had so many we ended up turning some of them into a delicious smoothie later.


Last worn: denim jacket, black halterneck maxi dress, black ankle boots. First time I've worn the avery bag on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

  Other ways to weardenim jacket and shorts, black halterneck maxi dress and kimono, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, black halterneck maxi dress in third trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Reveal

In case you missed it, I shared the reveal of this bag as part of my shopping haul video on YouTube, including how I managed to score this bag so cheaply, making it the cheapest leather handbag I've owned!






What I wore:

jacquard jacket over black embellished beaded maxi dress with red bag | away from blue

cute micro mini avery bag Rebecca Minkoff | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram denim jacket maxi dress red bag on sea shepherd steve irwin boat helipad
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag


Why I wore it:

Another black maxi dress with this little red Rebecca Minkoff avery bag. It's just such a fun pop of colour against the black.

Again I went with ankle boots under my dress as I wasn't sure what the rules were for our first activity of the day - the Steve Irwin Sea Shepherd ship was in the docks at Brisbane and they were providing tours. We took the boys along so they could explore the ship, it was a lot of fun and something a bit different for them! As I shared on instagram, it can be a little tricky taking pics with the boys in tow. The photo above captures the struggle well, and why I try to get photos before I even leave the house, ha!

After going out for lunch and some naps for the boys, it was off down the coast for Father's Day dinner with my parents.

I thought my pretty embellished black maxi dress was perfect for dinner, but worried that it may have been a little overdressed for the ship tour. I swapped out the jacket and wore a denim jacket during the day to try dress it down a little.


Last worn: jacquard jacket, black embellished maxi dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag (above).

Other ways to wearjacquard jacket and skinny jeans, black embellished maxi dress and kimono, black ankle boots and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and logo tee.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard jacket in third trimester, black embellished maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant, black ankle boots in second trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:

A little black dress is a wardrobe staple. A black maxi dress in particular is a great option for a mum as you don't have to worry about it being too short, no matter what your day holds. It also goes effortlessly from day to evening, a maxi dress is so easy to dress up or down.


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