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Friday, 27 March 2020

Kmart Floral Dresses With Amerii Circle Straw Bag

Kmart and their cute and affordable floral dresses are just too hard for me to resist! While the teal dress I'm wearing below is a relatively new one my mum bought me for Christmas last year, the coral one is a frequently repeated one as I've had it a couple of years. Both are great additions to my wardrobe.

What I wore: 

kmart tropical tiered coral floral maxi dress with waterfall jacket round rattan sling bag  date night outfit | awayfromblue

coral floral maxi dress and Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | kmart floral maxi dress date night outfit gold accessories
Earrings: Prouds gold and silver spiral drop earrings
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow gold multi-strand necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

Wore this a few weeks ago, in the first week of March, when hubby surprised me with a night out. Back when a night out was still possible and sensible in Australia! With the kids at their grandparents, we headed into the city for dinner and a movie like we used to do while dating. We had a decadent dessert for dinner at Max Brenner before watching a movie in an otherwise empty cinema. We've never had a whole cinema to ourselves before!

There were of course other people around in the city, particularly at Southbank, but we kept remarking on how quiet it was. Of course now, a few weeks later, the then moderately full restaurants are now completely empty. How quickly the world changes.

As I had to pull an outfit together at short notice I went with a trusty maxi dress, and simple gold accessories with this gold necklace that was definitely over due a wear and my gold mouse flats. I added the waterfall jacket as it was a little breezy, especially when walking by the river. Being kid free I just needed my phone and wallet so this little straw bag was perfect.


Last worn: waterfall jacket, gold necklace, Kmart floral tiered maxi dress, gold mouse flats, Amerii circle bag.

Other ways to wearwaterfall jacket and shorts, Kmart floral tiered maxi dress in winter, gold mouse flats worn 30 ways, Amerii circle bag and skater dress.

Perfect for pregnancywaterfall jacket in third trimester, gold mouse flats in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Amerii Straw Round Crossbody Bag






What I wore:

Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress, Amerii round rattan sling bag birthday party at home outfit | awayfromblue

teal floral maxi dress, Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | awayfromtheblue
Necklace: Eye Candy LA gold and turquoise cuff necklace
Dress: Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

I'll be honest - the bag is completely for show here, because what else would I do with my hands when taking a pic 😂 Unlike the outfit above, this outfit was planned out well in advance. With my son's birthday party last week we'd sent out the invites, bought all the cake ingredients, decorations, party bags, party favours...and then we were told to enforce social distancing in Australia. We figured maybe as it was in a park we would still be okay.... but then we were told that grandparents shouldn't see their grandkids.

So we very regretfully had to cancel my son's birthday celebrations. I know people around the world are dealing with worse and it's a minor inconvenience, but as a mum you don't want to see your kids upset!

We went ahead with the party at home, just us, his brother and the dogs. We still played party games, still had party food and all the decorations, and I still wore the outfit (and the bag!) I'd planned even though we didn't leave our house. I wouldn't ordinarily wear such a pretty dress if no-one would see it - but I felt like I should still put the effort in to get dressed up like I would if he'd had the party we planned.


Last worn: teal floral dressgold necklace, Havaianas, Amerii round straw bag (above).

Other ways to wearteal floral dress for ChristmasAmerii round straw bag in winter.


Floral Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A fun floral dress is an easy instant outfit and a great way to feel a little more dressed up. A neutral jacket is a nice layer for a cooler evening, or you can just let the dress shine on its own with minimal accessories and no additional layers.



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Monday, 16 March 2020

3 Blue Dress and Pink Bag Outfits: Weekday Wear Linkup

Bit of a long post for today's Weekday Wear Linkup, sharing 3 outfits I wore recently with blue dresses and pink bags. Both things I have a lot of in my wardrobe, they pair so perfectly together!

A dress is an easy not too formal but not too casual outfit for a training day too, and that's why I wore these outfits to a training course for work.


What I wore:

 Jeanswest 'Chelsea' boho peasant navy printed dress with tassel earrings pink Balenciaga city bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | blue boho peasant dress with pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

I was surprised to see that I hadn't worn this dress and bag together before when I hunted through my blog archive. Both much loved pieces, I was sure I'd worn them together before!

I think the casual boho peasant style of the printed dress works really nicely with the slouchy pink Balenciaga city bag. The colour combo is great too!

Unfortunately these are not the shoes I wore. I've been taking pics in the morning with the shoes I've been wearing in the office and commuting in my daggy old sneakers to try reduce the pain on my knee. A frantic realisation we were out of bread for the kids breakfasts and a dash to the shops before breakfast and then trying to make it into the city on time, I'd forgotten to pick up the bag with these shoes to change into. Thankfully I made it to the course on time but I felt a bit out of place with the sneakers!


Last worn: boho printed dress, navy tassel earrings, tan ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag.

Other ways to wearboho printed dress and sneakers, tan ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyboho printed dress in second trimester, tan ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag at 37 weeks.





What I wore:

french connection paisley print sheath dress with silver accessories Rebecca Minkoff small Darren bag | away from blue

silver accessories and Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | french connection blue paisley print sheath dress with pastel pink peony rebecca minkoff small Darren bag
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony (more affordable preowned!)

Why I wore it:

Thankfully I remembered the bag with my shoes in it this time so I was able to wear these lovely ballet flats during the day! I really like the way all the accessories matched with the silver multi strand necklace, metallic ballet flats, and silver hardware on the Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag.

This blue Paisley print sheath dress is a firm favourite too and was what I wore to the first day of training, as I wasn't sure about the dress code. Something I've worn for important meetings and to be dressed down for casual Friday, this dress is so versatile! I like the way the pastel pink Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag went with the Paisley print too.


Last worn: silver multi strand necklace, French Connection Paisley print sheath dress, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag.
  Other ways to wearPaisley print sheath dress in winter, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag with jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyPaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.







What I wore:

navy belted ikat print dress with statemetn silver leaf earrings and magenta rebecca minkoff edie crossbody bag | awayfromblue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | Jeanswest ikat print navy dress with rebecca minkoff magenta edie crossbody bag
Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
Dress: Jeanswest Aztec print dress
Belt: Forever New 'orchid petal' skinny belt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta (get it preowned!, and use code REAL for an extra 20% off!)

Why I wore it:

Another blue dress and another pink bag! This isn't even all my blue dresses or pink bags, I really do have a few! I liked the way this magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag popped with the navy Ikat print dress.

Like the other blue dresses above, this is a favourite and I even took it to Europe with me last year.

Rather than wear a statement necklace I went with my Tiffany diamond necklace and the silver leaf earrings which are a perfect statement on their own, and added a little extra colour with the skinny lilac belt. This belt is an old one I rediscovered after finally finding the box of belts I'd hidden away in pregnancy a while back. Unfortunately being pleather, being stored in a box for years in the Queensland heat and humidity has not been kind to it and it actually disintegrated and snapped when I unbuckled it at the end of the day. Such a shame!


Last worn: silver leaf earrings, diamond necklacenavy Ikat dress, lilac skinny belt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag.

Other ways to wearnavy Ikat dress and scarf, lilac skinny belt and pleated skirt, black ballet flats and midi dress, Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancynavy Ikat dress in second trimester, lilac skinny belt in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester.



Blue Printed Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Blue and pink look so good together and as you can see in each of these outfits, you can pair any shade of blue with any shade of pink! Using bright accessories like these pink bags is a fun way to try out the colour combo and shows you how versatile a pink bag can be, it's easy to wear with colourful printed pieces and not just neutrals!


Weekday Wear Linkup #62


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

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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
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4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
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Monday, 24 February 2020

Blue & Teal Outfits: Floral Dresses and Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up I'm wearing two blue floral dresses for the office and accessorising them with blue bags for a simple navy and teal outfit, that looks different each time.

What I wore:

Shein navy floral swing dress in office with gold accessories and Balenciaga 2006 chevre first blue India bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India chevre on arm with floral dress | awayfromthebluec

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy floral swing dress with teal Balenciaga first bag blue India summer office style
Earrings: Prouds gold and silver spiral drop earrings
Necklace: Lovisa mixed texture beaded necklace
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

Wore this for my last official day in my old team before moving onto a new role! I'm so excited to start the new year off with a new job, even if I am just on the other side of the building from my old team.

Despite the rain it was quite a warm day so this simple navy swing dress was perfect for the office and the commute. I kept the accessories simple with the gold spiral drop earrings, beaded necklace and gold mouse flats. I love a bit of matchy matchy! Thought that this teal-ish turquoise-y Balenciaga first bag would be a nice touch with the navy dress, I really liked this combination and I like that this bag seems a slightly different shade in different lights sometimes! it's hard to tell if it's more turquoise or teal!


Last worn: gold earrings, navy swing dress, beaded necklace, gold mouse flats, Balenciaga blue India first bag.

Other ways to wearnavy swing dress and sneakersgold mouse flats worn 30 ways, Balenciaga blue India first bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.


Balenciaga Bags Vs Rebecca Minkoff Bags:







What I wore:

Kmart teal floral print midi dress in the office with grey blazer, silver ballet flats, navy Regan tote | away from blue

teal floral dress with navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | away from the blue

JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Necklace: Tiffany & Co silver 5th Avenue notes heart pendant necklace
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

The same outfit formula as the one above, just a little changed around and an extra layer added. This time it's a teal floral dress and a navy bag. I've worn a different Rebecca Minkoff navy bag with this teal floral midi dress before, I like the colour combo. I thought this Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel went so nicely with the dress, and with the grey blazer it made it a little more formal for the office.

I'd planned to wear this outfit the week before but the wild weather changed my mind. While it was still raining on this day, it wasn't as bad (and I could actually take blog photos on the patio without the rain blowing in). The blazer wasn't needed for warmth as it was still quite humid even with all the rain.


Last worn: grey blazer, Tiffany heart necklace, teal floral midi dress, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan tote.

Other ways to weargrey blazer and a-line skirt, teal floral midi dress worn two ways, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Regan tote and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancysilver ballet flats in third trimester.



Blue Floral Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A floral dress is a fun and easy outfit for the office. It looks great worn on its own or you can make it a little more formal with a blazer on top too. Picking a handbag in a different shade of blue is a great way to accessorise too.




Weekday Wear Linkup #59


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

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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
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Friday, 21 February 2020

Tiered Kmart Sundresses And Rebecca Minkoff Bags

Before the wet weather really set in at the start of February, we had some really hot days and I pulled out these lovely Kmart tiered sundresses again. Light, floaty viscose, so perfect for a hot day!

What I wore:

kmart tiered black sundress with white waterfall drape jacket and burgundy avery crossbody bag | awayfromblue

black and white outfit with Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram white waterfall drape jacket cover up spaghetti strap sundress for church black white outfit
Earrings: Prouds gold and silver spiral drop earrings
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
Necklace: engraved interlinked silver circle family name necklace
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge black and white bangle
BagRebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy

Why I wore it:

This white waterfall jacket was definitely not needed for extra warmth! This sundress is the cutest but it has spaghetti straps I wanted to cover up for church. I have a few kimonos but settled on this jacket that hasn't been worn in a while. Last time I wore it I noted how it had been pretty underutilised in my wardrobe and I needed to wear it more. Well it's certainly been more than a month since I wore it last but I think it's been given another pass to stay in my wardrobe a while longer! I did like how it looked with the black printed sundress, even if I took the jacket off as soon as we got home as it was much too hot for it in the afternoon!

With the simple black and white outfit I wanted to add a little more colour - this burgundy Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag seemed like a good choice and the silver hardware matched my necklace and bracelet stack well too. I always take the baby bag into church with some entertainment for the kids and all our water bottles, so a small crossbody bag was all I needed.


Last worn: waterfall jacket, silver circle necklace, black printed sundress, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody. First time I've worn the earrings as they were a gift from hubby.

Other ways to wearwaterfall jacket and shorts, black printed sundress in winter, studded sandals and chambray, Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancywaterfall jacket in third trimester, studded sandals in third trimester.


My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:







What I wore:

kmart watercolour pink printed tiered sundress summer heatwave style brisbane | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon with llama bag charm | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | kmart Australia blue pink tiered sundress summer heatwave style
Necklace: Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
Dress: Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

The day before all the rains arrived it was a much too hot and humid 36͒ C (97͒ F). I didn't want to wear any layers or anything too warm, this printed sundress was perfect. Being a size bigger than the one above, it was really loose and heatwave friendly, perfect for the school run on a very warm day. I'm definitely getting the most from this $2 clearance sale find!

I did try accessorise it a little with this long necklace - the stones aren't real so it's quite light to wear. I picked the Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag as I liked the navy with the blue in the dress, and also because it fit mine and my son's water bottles inside so I didn't need to carry the baby bag around. It was nice to not have to carry multiple bags around, even if we only went to grab groceries and then  chilled at home in the aircon before school pickup!


Last worn: blue and pink Kmart sundress, Happiness boutique necklace, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag.

Other ways to wearblue and pink Kmart sundress and magenta bag, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and pencil skirt.



Tiered Sundresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A simple sundress is a great outfit for a hot day! It's an easy instant outfit and will keep you cool in the heat. If you're going to be in the aircon or you want to cover up your shoulders you can always add a light jacket like I have in the first outfit.


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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Two Ways To Wear Blush Pink Blazer (With Balenciaga Black Part Time Bag)

Sharing two different ways I've worn this blush blazer to the office recently. I decided to give it another wear as it's something I haven't worn in a while. With the casual fabric and oversized shape it's not the most formal blazer, but it works perfectly in my business casual office!

What I wore:

blush blazer and burgundy skinny pants business casual office outfit with striped tank black balenciaga part time bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH with blush and burgundy outfit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blush and burgundy blazer and skinny pants business casual outfit with black tank statement earrings Balenciaga bag
Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
JacketJeanswest Nadine 3/4 sleeve dusky pink blazer
Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

I actually had a completely different outfit in mind to wear on this day, and was going to wear a dress. However after constant rain overnight with our wild Brisbane weather it was actually a lot cooler and I decided that pants would be a better choice than a dress on a cold and wet day. Rather strange for January and the middle of summer! I couldn't even try take photos on the patio as the rain was really coming down! So I quickly grabbed pics of my outfit inside.

I really liked the blush blazer with the burgundy pants. Remember a while ago when everyone in blog-land was all about the blush and burgundy combination? I really liked it even if I haven't worn it much, these burgundy pants were the perfect colourful choice with the pastel blazer. I couldn't decide on the perfect necklace with the striped tank and colourful outfit so I went with these pretty silver leaf earrings - a Christmas gift from my mum. I felt the earrings and the blush and burgundy made the outfit stand out enough.


Last worn: blush blazer, black and white striped tank, burgundy pants, black ballet flats, Balenciaga Part Time bag. First time I've worn the earrings as they were a Christmas present.

Other ways to wearblush blazer and olive jeans, black and white striped tank and maxi skirt, burgundy pants worn two ways, black ballet flats and pencil skirts, Balenciaga Part Time bag and a-line skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblush blazer in third trimester, burgundy pants in second trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga Part Time bag in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Part Time Bag










What I wore:

blush blazer and statement necklace with grey skater dress and black accessories Balenciaga bag | away from blue

slouchy broken in Balenciaga black part time g21 SGH bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram blush blazer with grey skater dress statement necklace and black Balenciaga part time bag
JacketJeanswest Nadine 3/4 sleeve dusky pink blazer
NecklaceEye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Again with the same blush blazer, black Balenciaga bag and black flats! This time around I had planned this outfit in advance - I wanted to stick with blush and black for the #whatshallweweartowork challenge Anna set for February. I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above though.

I thought the grey skater dress and blush blazer would look really nice together, and while I like the pink and grey colour combo I think the pieces maybe don't look the best.  I did pause in front of the mirror and consider changing my outfit, but I was - as always - short on time so wore it anyway!

It resulted in a really casual outfit for the office. Usually when I wear this dress to work I try formal it up a bit with a more structured blazer. I added the big statement necklace for a fun and fancy touch - and I did get some compliments on the outfit and necklace, but it still wasn't my fave and felt quite dressed down. I probably won't wear the blazer and dress together again.

Was nice to take advantage of a rare meeting free day at work though and be comfortable while I sat at my desk most of the day working away. It was another wet day with the streak of rainy days we had been having, but it was also humid and so hot in the morning so the dress was just perfect for the temps.


Last worn: blush blazer (above), crystal statement necklace, grey skater dress, black ballet flats (above), Balenciaga part time bag (above).

Other ways to wearblush blazer and jeans, grey skater dress at Disneyland, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Balenciaga part time bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyblush blazer in first trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


Blush Blazers Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A blush blazer is a fun colour and a nice departure from a neutral black or grey. You can keep it simple and use the jacket as a colourful finishing touch on a neutral outfit like I have in the second outfit, or go a little bolder and pair the blush blazer with other colours like burgundy.



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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Maxi Dresses And Balenciaga First Bag

Again with this blue India Balenciaga first bag! I've been enjoying wearing it so much lately! Decided to wear it with two different shades of blue with two pretty printed maxi dresses.

What I wore:

Jeanswest navy geometric print maxi dress with purple accessories and Balenciaga first bag | awayfromblue

purple accessories with chevere Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram easy summer mum outfit blue geometric print maxi dress with turquoise Balenciaga first blue india bag
Earrings: Colette Joanne teal and gold multi drop disk earrings
Necklace: Colette marble and gold pendant drop long necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs howlite tassel bracelet and lilac beaded bracelet
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

I love the deep turquoisey-teal of this Balenciaga first bag and wanted to wear it with more blue - this navy printed maxi skirt was the perfect pairing. For another touch of colour I added a little bit of purple with the accessories - the beaded bracelets and the marble necklace. The gold and teal earrings kind of matched the bag and the rose gold sandals were the perfect matching shoe choice.

Wore this for a quiet Saturday, with swimming lessons and then lunch at my parents on the coast. My mum got out a bunch of old toys we had as kids, and it was a trip down memory lane and fun seeing my boys playing with them!


Last worn: navy printed maxi dress, marble necklace, rose gold sandals, Balenciaga blue India first bag. First time I've worn the earrings as they were a Christmas present.

Other ways to wearnavy printed maxi dress layered with a tee, rose gold sandals and shorts, Balenciaga blue India first bag and kimono.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed maxi dress at 39 weeks.


Comparing The Different Styles Of Balenciaga Moto Bags:







What I wore:

Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress for church belted with Balenciaga first chevre bag | away from blue

teal dress with bracelet stack and Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | kmart teal floral tropical notch neck maxi dress with matching balenciaga first bag
Necklace: Tiffany & Co silver 5th Avenue notes heart pendant necklace
Dress: Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress
Belt: came with dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs hematite and red beaded bracelet stack
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

My mum bought me this dress from Kmart just before Christmas and I decided to keep it as my Christmas day dress! I was eager to wear it again so I figured wearing it to church would be a good idea. I wasn't too sure about the Balenciaga first bag against the teal of the dress and kept trying the two together the day before. I decided to wear it anyway. I've matched my bags to my shoes, necklaces, scarves and jeans before so why not try matching to my maxi dress! Not sure I would try the combination again but it was fun to try! I added a few more bracelets to my bracelet stack too to match the print in the dress.

The first time I wore this dress I didn't belt it. This time around as it was a wet weekend I decided to try belting it ever so slightly, to keep the hem off the ground and away from any rain. Luckily I managed to get these photos before the rain started. It was nice for us to have some rain around with the drought and all the bushfires lately, it's been very welcome.


Last worn: Kmart teal floral maxi dress, Tiffany necklace, studded sandals, Balenciaga first bag (above).

Other ways to wearKmart teal floral maxi dress for Christmas, studded sandals and pencil skirt, Balenciaga first bag and shorts

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in second trimester.


Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed maxi dress is an easy instant outfit. For something a little fun you can add more colour with your accessories. It could be as simple as bracelets that match the colours in the print, or adding a bright pop of colour with a completely different shade of bag like in the first outfit.


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Friday, 10 January 2020

Blue Printed Dresses With Green Accessories - Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5-Zip Bag

This little green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag has been on frequent repeat lately. It was a nice nod to the festive season over December and it's the perfect size for all my essentials when I'm out with the boys. I love how green and blue look together to so thought I'd group 3 of these recent blue dress and green bag outfits together onto one outfit post.

What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Chelsea' navy boho printed dress with gold sandals green mini 5 zip bag | awayfromblue

navy printed dress, bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | boho navy jeanswest chelsea dress with green bag teal tassel earrings
Earrings: Kmart teal tassel earrings
DressJeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

First time I've worn this blue printed dress with green and I'm not sure why, I really liked this combination! It was a super hot day so picked this nice light dress, so easy to wear to church. It was just right for wearing to the Christmas fun fair and carol service in the evening too.

I decided not to wear a necklace and tied the tassels into a bow at the neckline instead. I picked some green bracelets to stack with my usual silver ones and match the green mini 5 zip bag. The rose gold sandals were great in the heat and they tied in with the gold zips on the bag nicely too.



Last worn: teal earringsboho print dress, rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wear: navy boho printed dress and silver accessories, rose gold sandals and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy boho printed dress in second trimester.







What I wore:


NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
DressJeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

I'd planned something else to wear on this day but it was due to hit 38 degrees (100 Fahrenheit ) so I changed my mind and opted for a simple dress instead.

It was a busy morning with a big appointment for my son. I wasn't sure if we would be able to make the special Christmas messy play after it but thankfully the doctor was on time and we were able to quickly drive to the messy play morning. The boys had so much fun and with the extra shade and water play it wasn't too bad in the heat. Even if I did regret wearing this pretty dress a little when the boys got really messy, haha! Thankfully my dress stayed clean even all our legs ended up covered in blue slime! 😂

I really liked the green bag with the chambray dress, and the necklace was a fun way to add even more colour to my outfit. 💚


Last worn: chambray button up dress, Ruby Olive necklace, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag (above).

Other ways to wearchambray button up dress and kimono, studded sandals and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and yellow kimono.

Perfect for pregnancychambray button up dress in second trimester, studded sandals in third trimester.





What I wore:



NecklaceOxfam Noah's Ark green red beaded necklace
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

This outfit felt very festive! With the navy and blue dress I added my green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag again as well as this green and red statement necklace.

While it has 3/4 sleeves, this swing dress is a light viscose material and was perfect for a night out in the city. We took the boys our for dinner and then to the Enchanted Garden at Roma Street parklands. They string up lots of lights through the beautiful gardens there for Christmas and have music and fog...it's so beautiful and very magical to walk through.

Was such a humid night though, I was glad I just picked this light dress to wear!


Last worn: navy swing dress, red and green necklace, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag (above), studded sandals (above).

Other ways to wearnavy swing dress and ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and matching jeans, studded sandals and maxi dress

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in second trimester.


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How You Can Wear It:

Blue and green should definitely be seen! If you're not sure about trying the combination you can do it in a small way by picking a blue dress and adding green accessories. A green bag as a burst of colour like the first outfit is a nice way to ease into trying the colour combination, or you could try wearing two green accessories like I have in the second and third outfits with the green necklaces and bag.


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