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

Friday, 18 October 2019

Graphic Tees and Floral Kimonos With Denim For Spring

Continuing to enjoy the milder spring weather in Brisbane and wearing two pretty floral kimonos. Because florals are perfect for spring! Keeping things simple, as always, I wore the kimonos with denim, but decided to wear graphic tees instead of plain ones for something a little different.

What I wore:

graphic tee and nobody denim skinny jeans cotton on leah magenta floral kimono peach love bag | awayfromblue

 Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | awayfromtheblue


awayfromblue Instagram | Cotton On Leah kimono magenta floral print with peach bag skinny jeans graphic tee
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
JacketCotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise
Tee: Primark Edinburgh white graphic tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

While it was a bit of a cooler spring day I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear this long sleeved kimono. It's such a fun bright magenta, with a hint of orange and blue in the floral print. It really pops with the Nobody Denim black skinny jeans, and the Edinburgh graphic tee I picked up on our Europe trip earlier this year matched the blue in the print nicely. I couldn't resist adding a little extra colour with my bag though! this peachy Rebecca Minkoff small love bag wouldn't normally be my first choice with magenta but with the orange in the flowers on the print I decided to give it a go and I really loved this combination!

Nice and comfortable outfit for church in the morning before a big family dinner at my parents in the afternoon.


Last worn: floral kimono, navy tassel earrings, Edinburgh graphic tee, Nobody Denim skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag.

Other ways to wear: floral kimono and shorts, Edinburgh graphic tee and leather jacket, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and leopard print, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: silver ballet flats in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Bag and Mini MAC Compared:










What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral  with navy graphic tee converse bermuda denim shorts | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC with green floral kimono | away from the blue


awayfromblue Instagram | Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral  with bermuda denim shorts converse mini mac bag
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Tee: Monsterthreads star print graphic tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This was a much warmer spring day, so I had to get my shorts out! I wore this back in September, the first month of spring, but I wasn't expecting to need my shorts so early in the season!

Unfortunately, I had a bunch of errands to run, but the boys were very patient and we headed to the park as soon as we were done. The heat ended up driving us home from the playground though, it was over 30 degrees (86 F). More like summer than spring!

As I knew we would be rushing about in the morning before heading to the sandy playground I picked my comfortable Converse to wear, they look so good with denim! Again I picked a graphic tee to wear with the floral kimono, I thought this navy one was a good combo with the green floral, even if the graphic print is quite large. Decided the silver Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag was the best accessory, as the graphic tee and the floral printed kimono meant I didn't want a necklace. This metallic silver goes with everything!

Last worn: green floral kimono, navy graphic tee, Bermuda denim shorts, white Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC bag.

Other ways to weargreen floral kimono and jeans, navy graphic tee with purple, Bermuda denim shorts worn 30 ways, white Converse with a dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC bag for a wedding.

Perfect for pregnancy: navy graphic tee in third trimester, white Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC bag in third trimester.


Floral Kimonos Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A floral kimono is a fun topper to a casual denim and tee outfit. For something a little different, swap out a basic tee for one with a graphic design on it! You can match the graphic print to a colour in the kimono like the first outfit, or pick a contrasting colour like in the second outfit.


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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Grey Tees, Denim Shorts and Kimonos: Easy Mum Style

Sometimes the simplest outfits are the best! I love a good grey tee, and they are so nice with denim shorts. Throw on a printed kimono to feel a little more pulled together, and accessorise with a bright neon bag. Easy and perfect for a day with the kids!

What I wore:


floral kimono grey tee, denim shorts, neon pink mini mac bag | awayfromblue

rebecca minkoff neon pink mini MAC bag with denim shorts | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | mum style navy floral kimono denim shorts grey tee neon pink mini mac bag
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (also in black)
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I needed a simple outfit for a stressful Monday so I fell back on my much loved outfit formula. To accessorise I just decided to pick everything pink as there is some pink in the floral print of the kimono. even though everything was a different shade of pink, I think it all worked well together. I love the way this neon pink mini MAC bag pops with the grey tee and the navy kimono, it really shines against neutrals. It's such a frequent accessory choice when I wear this kimono!

It was a stressful start to the morning as we had an appointment to keep but my phone had died the day before so I was desperately hunting for a replacement phone around the appointment time. The kids behaved so well as I dragged them round store after store. I'd picked out a possible new phone for Christmas but decided against it, so I knew the model I wanted, but it wasn't as widely available as it was in December! Thankfully I tracked it down, at the sixth store we went to. Yes, 6. My boys were so patient, but it was a stressful morning for us all!


Last worn: floral print kimono, pink beaded necklace, slouchy grey tee, distressed denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, neon pink Mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearfloral print kimono and skinny jeans, slouchy grey tee and green jeans, distressed denim shorts and striped tank, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, neon pink Mini MAC bag and printed dress.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral print kimono at 39 weeks, slouchy grey tee in second trimester.



What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

colourful accessories on monochrome grey tee black shorts outfit neon bag navy kimono | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | mum style monochrome shorts and tee outfit with colourful accessories neon bag navy kimono
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Looking a little flat here - I was starting to feel unwell and lose my voice, but I'd pre-booked a fun morning and I had to pick up a few last minute birthday party things for baby boy's birthday party the next day, so I pushed through.

Our morning started with messy play - I'd picked all these things to wear as they could be easily washed (as advised when I booked the tickets). I did not expect to have to wash the grey tee quite so quickly though, after I took pics there was an incident with a breakfast bowl and I had to quickly take this off, stuff it in the washing machine and find another grey tee to replace it. Luckily I have a few! 😂

Thankfully at the actual messy play I managed to keep my clothes clean - although the boys loved getting dirty and my legs were covered in green 'slime' at the end of it. Lots of fun! Complete change of clothes for them and a bit of a clean with baby wipes and we were ready to run around the shops and pick up all the last minute party things.


Last worn: navy printed kimono, grey v-neck tee, navy tassel necklace, black denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and pencil skirt, grey v-neck tee over a maxi dress, black denim shorts and printed tee, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC with purple.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed kimono in second trimester, grey v-neck tee in second trimester.



Grey Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A grey tee is a wardrobe staple and you can never have too many! It looks great worn with denim shorts on a warmer day, and you can easily add more colour and interest with bright accessories or a printed kimono.




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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

V-Neck Tees, Printed Kimonos and Mini MAC Bags: SAHM Style

Kimonos aren't just summer pieces for me. I like to wear them in spring and autumn too! They just add an extra level of interest to an otherwise plain shorts and tee outfit. With the outfits below, I picked a kimono where the print matched the colour of the tee I was wearing. You know I like a little matchy-matchy!

What I wore:

Target Karolina summer kimono in purple black floral with lilac v-neck tee aqua mini mac bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram SAHM style target purple floral kimono black denim shorts v-neck tee mini mac bag
Jacket: Target Karolina summer kimono in purple black floral
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

It's not the first time I've worn this aquamarine bag with purple, I really like the combination. It was the perfect accessory to pair with the purple v-neck tee and the purple floral kimono.

Busy morning with a few errands to run and a quick dentist appointment for toddler T before his swimming lessons. He did really well, helped I'm sure by the fact that they were playing Paw Patrol on the TV in the ceiling, he just laid back and watched the show the whole time, haha!


Last worn: purple floral kimono, navy tassel necklace, lilac v-neck tee, black denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to wearpurple floral kimono with black tee, lilac v-neck tee and maxi skirt, black denim shorts and printed tee, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancylilac v-neck tee in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in third trimester.



Handbag Review: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:


kindness collective kimono coral v-neck tee jeanswest bermuda denim shorts silver mini mac crossbody mum style | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | kindness collective kimono coral v-neck tee and bermuda denim shorts SAHM mum style
JacketThe Kindness Kimono 'Dream Catch Me' print
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
TeeJeanswest Emily cotton v-neck tee in coral
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Another day with the kids trying to run errands meant another simple outfit was needed. When I got this coral tee home after picking it up in the sales, I knew I had to try this outfit combination with it, and wore it just a couple days after buying the tee. The bright coral colour was such a good match for the orangey reds in the print of this Kindness collective kimono! Such a winning combination paired together.

While it wasn't a very exciting day, I did love wearing this outfit and I am sure to try pairing this coral tee and the printed kimono together again soon! Such a fun bit of matchy-matchy-ness!

Stuck with silver for the accessories, with the silver pendant necklace and Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag to be a balancing neutral for all the colour and print.


Last worn: kindness kimono, silver circle necklace, coral v-neck tee, Bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearkindness kimono with olive shorts, coral v-neck tee and maxi skirt, Bermuda denim shorts and scarf, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and boho dress.

Perfect for pregnancyBermuda denim shorts in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in third trimester.



V-Neck Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and a tee is such a staple outfit. To add a little extra interest to your outfit, you can put a fun printed kimono on top. It's a nice way to change up the look of a shorts and tee outfit without much fuss. If you're unsure, you can always pick a kimono with a print that matches the colour of the tee you're wearing for an easy, cohesive look.



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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Plain Tees, Floral Kimonos and Denim Shorts With Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bags

You can't beat denim and a kimono for an easy mum outfit. It's autumn and I'm still posting denim shorts outfits! Partly because I have a backlog of outfit pics (I post 6 outfits a week so I can have a day 'off' but sometimes I take a pic every day), partly because autumn officially starts on the first of March but it often takes Brisbane weather a little while to catch up! One of the benefits of living in a tropical climate. 🌞

What I wore:

Cotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise black tee bermuda denim shorts | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | mum style black tee bermuda denim shorts cotton on magenta floral kimono
JacketCotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeJeanswest black scoop neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Unlike the last time I wore this kimono, I didn't need it for sun protection! I was studying for my big exam and feeling the pressure with a few days to go. With the humidity and threat of further rain, I decided to take them indoors and we headed to the local McDonald's playground! I was suitably sugared up for studying with a massive hot chocolate as the boys played in the playground. We ended up having lunch there too before heading home.

The longer sleeves on this kimono worked perfectly for spending a couple of hours in the aircon studying. It adds a fun touch of colour with the black tee too, and I think the magenta worked so nicely with the turquoise bag and necklace. I just had to match the necklace and bag together, you know I love a bit of machy-matchy.


Last worn: floral kimono, turquoise tassel necklace, black tee, Bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearfloral kimono with white tee, black tee in monochrome outfit, Bermuda denim shorts worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyBermuda denim shorts in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC in second trimester.


What's My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag?







What I wore:

navy floral cocoon kimono black denim shorts olive tee neon pink bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | floral kimono denim shorts olive tee mum outfit
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in dark green
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Again with the same necklace! Although I didn't match it to my bag this time.

Just like the last time I wore this olive tee and these black denim shorts together, I felt I needed to add a little something. Last time I added a light scarf for an extra colour and print, this time around I stuck with the navy colour but picked this pretty floral kimono instead. It's such a fun one to wear, the cocoon style is like being wrapped up in a big hug!

With the pink in the floral print, this neon pink mini MAC bag seemed like a good choice, and it really pops with the navy, olive and black neutrals.

Just a normal quiet weekend, grocery shopping and swimming lessons, before trying to get more study in in the afternoon when the boys were at the park with their dad.


Last worn: navy floral kimono, turquoise tassel necklace (above), olive tee, black denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearnavy floral kimono and jeans, olive tee and pencil skirt, black denim shorts and printed teestudded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC bag and embroidered top.

Perfect for pregnancynavy floral kimono in second trimester..



Floral Kimonos Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A floral kimono is a fun way to add a little extra colour or interest to an otherwise plain jeans and tee outfit. You can match your accessories to the colours in the print like in the second outfit, or pick a completely different colour like in the first outfit, to add even more colour.


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Friday, 22 March 2019

Denim Shorts, Kimonos and Rebecca Minkoff Edie Cross Body Bag In Magenta

Although it's autumn in Brisbane, summer outfits can continue for a while before the really cold weather arrives! Simple tanks, printed kimonos and shorts with a cute colourful Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag are such easy stay at home mum outfits.

What I wore:

kindness collective kaleidoscope kimono navy tank denim shorts Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body | away from blue

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

awayfromblue instagram navy tank denim shorts rebecca minkoff edie crossbody bag and purple kindness collective kimono
JacketThe Kindness Collective 'Kaleidoscope Dreams' printed kimono
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tank: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

I really liked this outfit, I thought all of the colours worked so well together. While the dominant colour in this printed kimono is purple, it has a bunch of other colours in it. I couldn't resist adding more colour with this magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag. A neutral navy tank and blue denim shorts were an easy pairing with the rest of the colour. And then a blush necklace, for another little extra touch of colour.

Just a quiet day, doing the daycare drop off and pickup and working from home, before taking my son to an appointment in the afternoon. Such a comfortable outfit for that. I did wish I had picked a different tank in the afternoon heat though - this one is an old breastfeeding one, it's layered with hidden access for breastfeeding and on a hot day layered tops are not the best! Such a cute basic tank though, I'm still keeping it around long after finishing breastfeeding as you wouldn't know just by looking at it that it's a special piece.


Last worn: blush tassel necklace, purple printed kimono, navy tank, boyfriend denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag.

Other ways to wearpurple printed kimono with stripes, navy tank and striped duster for travel, boyfriend denim shorts and red scarf, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy tank in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Edie Cross Body









What I wore:

navy kimono with metallic silver tank denim shorts magenta pop of colour edie crossbody bag | awayfromblue

navy printed kimono with magenta chevron quilted Rebecca Minkoff edie bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue isntagram printed kimono metallic tank and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff edie bag
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (on sale!)
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

Another outfit with the same formula! A metallic tank this time, black denim shorts and a navy printed kimono. Again with the same magenta Rebecca Minkoff small Edie bag as, just like in the first outfit, I love how the magenta works with navy.

Didn't like this outfit as much as the one above though - even with swapping the Havaianas for studded sandals, this outfit just felt a bit plain. Was nice and simple for a day with the kids though, doing our usual playground and library routine with a couple of errands to run too.


Last worn: navy printed kimono, blue necklacemetallic silver tank, black denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and pencil skirt, metallic silver tank and maxi skirt, black denim shorts and scarf, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag with turquoise.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed kimono in third trimester.



Printed Kimonos Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Kimonos aren't just a summer staple! They are an easy layer to add to a simple tank and shorts outfit for a little more colour and interest on milder spring and autumn days too.




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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Peplum Tanks, Kimonos and Denim Shorts: Summer Mum Style

I've been wearing peplum tanks with pencil skirts frequently recently, so I thought it was time to try something different and pair them with some denim shorts. Like scarves in winter, kimonos are a fun topper to an outfit to add a little extra colour and interest.

What I wore:


navy printed kimono, peplum tank and denim shorts with purple mini mab tote bag | awayfromblue

printed kimono, denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | navy printed kimono black peplum tank and denim shorts
JacketJeanswest Jamie printed kimono (on sale!)
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
Tank: Zalora basics ruffle hem tank in black
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

After getting badly sunburned a couple days before, I needed a light outfit that provided sun protection for a quick trip out with the boys to run essential errands and pickup some groceries. This black peplum tank is so soft and just what my sore shoulders needed. It's a shame that the peplum hem of this tank doesn't show up well in the photos as I thought it looked really cute! I was grateful for the kimono adding a little extra colour and print to the outfit as it also offered some good sun protection for my tender shoulders.

I've recently worn this purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag with the blue printed kimono before - since I liked the combination I thought I'd wear it again, just swapping the white tee for this black tank and a different necklace. I also appreciated the thin cross body strap on the bag being easy to wear without aggravating my sunburned neck and shoulders!

Simple, fuss-free outfit for a hot day.


Last worn: Jamie cocoon kimono, blue beaded necklace, Zalora peplum tank, distressed denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearJamie cocoon kimono with stripes, Zalora peplum tank and jeans, distressed denim shorts and polka dot knit, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancy: Zalora peplum tank hiding second trimester bump, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag and Mini MAC Compared:










What I wore:

pink and blue casual summer shorts and kimono outfit with peplum tank and mini mac bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC bag with printed kimono and denim shorts | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | summer denim shorts peplum tank and printed kimono outfit with pink accessories
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
Tank: Kmart black sleeveless frill hem peplum tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Despite not having sunburn to contend with when I wore this, it's a very similar outfit to the one above. Longer shorts and longer tank, but still just denim shorts, peplum tank and a fun blue printed kimono with a colourful pink Rebecca Minkoff bag this time.

I picked up this peplum tank in the Kmart clearance sale and wanted to wear it another way to meet my 'wear twice in the month I buy it' goal for all my new purchases. Since I wore it with a pencil skirt last time, I wore it more casually this time with the bermuda denim shorts. The pink beaded necklace and mini MAC bag were fun accessories to pop against the blue printed kimono too.

Had quite a busy day. A relaxed morning browsing the opshop after dropping off another couple of bags of donations, and of course picking up a couple of things for myself too! Then had an appointment for the boys in the afternoon. With the heat and humidity, I liked this light kimono addition to my outfit as it kept me sun-safe and didn't add to the heat.


Last worn: printed kimono, pink beaded necklace, Kmart peplum tank, bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC.

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and burgundy pants, peplum tank and pencil skirt, bermuda denim shorts and scarf, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC and dress.

Perfect for pregnancyprinted kimono in third trimester.



Peplum Tanks Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A peplum tank is a nice twist on a basic tank - just as easy to wear, but with a little ruffled hem to add a point of difference to your outfit. If the outfit still seems a little plain, why not add a kimono for colour and interest in summer, or a scarf in cooler weather. A brightly coloured bag is another fun accessory that works year-round!


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Friday, 22 February 2019

Printed Tees and Denim Shorts With Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

With the summer heatwave back in January, shorts and a tee were all I could face wearing! Of course I tried to make the outfits a little different by wearing printed tees and adding some accessories: long tassel necklaces and a neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

What I wore:

thrifted printed tee black distressed denim shorts gold sandals rebecca minkoff mab camera bag summer style | awayfromblue

denim shorts, rebecca minkoff MAB camera bag in almond gold hardware | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | thrifted abstract print tee black denim shorts Rebecca Minkoff mab camera bag
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: thrifted Kmart abstract blob print tee
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I was excited to get in my first wear of this new tee that I thrifted recently for just $1! I've been hunting for a good opshop after my local go-to closed down, and while this one is further away, $1 per item of clothing is my kind of opshop. This was a Kmart tee, fairly recent I think, maybe last spring, so it wouldn't have cost much more new.

Ordinarily I'd worry that shorts and a tee were too casual for a specialist appointment (especially with this doctor, she is impeccably stylish!) but it was too hot to contemplate anything other than shorts and a tee. With the black blobs in the print I thought the black denim shorts were the obvious choice, with the tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and gold sandals to accessorise with. As I had the gold hardware on the bag and gold shoes and the pink on the tee, this pink tassel necklace that has a few gold beads spaced through the chain was the ideal finishing touch.

Was comfortable and cool in this all day - from the playground with the boys in the morning, the appointment, and then lunch and working with my mum on something in the afternoon.


Last worn: pink tassel necklace, black denim shorts, rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've worn the tee as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearblack denim shorts and red scarf, rose gold sandals and tee dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and plain tee




Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag In My Handbag Collection:







What I wore:

summer style striped tee distressed denim boyfriend shorts Rebecca Minkoff cross body bag | away from the blue

hair scarf tied in bracelet on wrist with Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | summer mum style striped tee and distressed denim shorts with rebecca minkoff mab camera bag
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeJeanswest striped split hem tee
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Fashion Scarf Girl Navy and Gold hair scarf (c/o) tied as bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This day was a quieter day but again I stuck to the same outfit formula. They are the best. When you're not sure what to wear, think back to something you liked to wear and repeat it, changing a couple of things if you want the outfit to feel 'new'. I wanted something easy because as you can tell from my hair the heat and humidity was bad on this day!

I picked a striped tee to wear this time, and as it had navy stripes decided on the blue denim distressed shorts to wear. I really liked the MAB camera bag and rose gold sandals together in the first outfit, so I repeated that outfit combo again, but I picked a turquoise tassel necklace to accessorise with this time instead of the pink one.

For another point of difference, I added the Fashion Scarf Girl hair scarf on my wrist. I thought with the stripes on the top it might have been a little too much to wear in my hair, but it worked perfectly on my wrist. I've worn it on my wrist before.

Simple shorts and striped tee summer outfit, for a morning out with the boys. A couple of errands, a trip to the library and playground and grabbing some groceries on the way home.


Last worn: turquoise tassel necklacestriped tee, distressed denim shorts, hair scarf, rose gold sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tee with olive, distressed denim shorts and red scarf, hair scarf on bag, rose gold sandals and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and printed shorts.




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How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and a tee is a summer staple - wherever you are in the world! A great fall-back outfit for a summer heatwave, it's easy to change things up slightly by wearing a fun printed tee instead of a plain one. If you're adding colour and print to your outfit with your top, you can stick with neutral accessories to compliment whatever print or colours you are wearing. Metallic sandals go with everything, and so does a neutral bag.


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