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Monday, 29 June 2020

Layering Knits With Maxi Dresses & Weekday Wear Link Up

It might be winter but I still love wearing my maxi dresses! Helped along by Brisbane's mostly dry and definitely snow free winters, with the kind of temperatures that mean all I need to do is add an extra layer with a cosy knit jumper. 

What I wore:

cobalt blue knit cropped jumper worn over coral floral print maxi dress winter birthday party layered outfit | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | winter birthday party outfit blue knit over floral maxi dress
Earrings: Piper gold heart earrings
Necklace: thrifted pearl and heart charm long necklace
Knit: thrifted blue Mossman knit jumper
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas

Why I wore it:

For my son's birthday party I wanted something simple but warm for the cooler morning, although I did find the knit a bit warm over the afternoon when it warmed up. Last time I wore this knit I mentioned how it was a bit of a pain being cropped as I wore it with low rise jeans. It works so much better over dresses and I liked the blue colour with the coral dress.

Wearing my new heart stud earrings I felt this layered heart charm necklace was a good matchy-matchy choice! I didn't actually wear the Havaianas though, as I spent all day inside with the party I didn't need to wear any shoes and I just put these on to go outside for the photo.

It was a good day even if we only had a few family members over to celebrate to stick to the COVID safety rules.


Last worn: blue cropped jumper, layered heart charm necklace, tropical print maxi dress, Havaianas. First time I've worn the earrings as they were a recent gift.

Other ways to wearblue cropped jumper and purple jeans, tropical print maxi dress for Christmas.

Perfect for pregnancyblue cropped jumper and hidden baby bump.


Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford: What's In My Bag






What I wore:



maxi dress layered in winter with micro bedford bag slouchy knit blue dress | away from blue

print mixing outfit with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from the blue


Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Knit: thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the jumper over the maxi dress outfit above I decided to try it again another week with this grey asymmetrical knit over the blue maxi dress. I wasn't too sure at first about the prints together but I think they really worked, the space dye effect on the knit looks almost like stripes and I wear stripes with everything!

My plan was to knot this knit over my dress, the asymmetrical hem is perfect for that. When I put the jumper on though I realised it looked quite nice over the top without being knotted. I was hoping for flowy rather than sloppy, and I'm not 100% convinced I nailed it looking at the pics, but I loved the relaxed vibe of this outfit and it was so comfortable to wear. I was really happy with it!

Added the little Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford cross body bag to keep my hands free while out shopping with my sister. I had a voucher to spend and she was on a mission to buy some new clothes. I did try on a couple things but decided to spend my voucher on more clothes for the kids instead. 😂




How You Can Wear It:

You don't need to pack your maxi dresses away when summer ends! You can make even a spaghetti strap maxi dress work for a cooler day by layering a knit over the top. You can go with a cropped style or keep it loose and flowy with an asymmetrical hem.



Weekday Wear Linkup #77


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

Guidelines:
1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!


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Friday, 12 June 2020

Printed Dresses Layered With Cardigans, Leggings and Converse For Winter

With the colder weather in Brisbane now it's winter I noticed I'd been reaching for my jeans a lot. In an effort to change things up a little I winterised some printed dresses for the cooler temps with colourful cardigans and black leggings. I also tried a different shoe other than my ugly sneakers. These Converse don't have as much support for my injured knee as my running shoes but I needed something different to wear!

What I wore:

mustard cardigan with green floral tee dress, leggings Converse mini mac bag | away from blue

mustard and green outfit with Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram mustard cardigan green floral tee dress with leggings converse winter
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
DressAtmos & Here Willow printed tee dress with black leggings underneath
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

This mustard cardigan was a a bargain opshop find and has been a favourite every year since! I thought the colour combo might be nice with the green in this tee dress. I did really like the colours together, and that the cardigan was just the right length with the dress.

Wasn't too happy with the leggings though! It was a windy and very cold day so they were a bit chilly as they are just plain black leggings, not fleece lined or anything. I also think this outfit would have looked better with ankle boots than Converse to balance out the proportions a bit. While my ankle boots are flats they do have a tiny heel so I wasn't up to trying them with my knee injury. Especially as I had a couple errands to run after the school drop off, I needed comfortable shoes.


Last worn: mustard cardigan, gold filigree heart necklace, floral print tee dress, leggings, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan and maxi skirt, floral print tee dress worn as a top, Converse and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral print tee dress in second trimester, Converse in third trimester.


Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:








What I wore:

red waterfall cardigan with aztec print tee dress leggings and converse school run style | awayfromblue

red cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Dress: Rivers Aztec print dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

I liked the proportions of this outfit better, maybe because the waterfall drape of this cardigan was longer than the dress and it looked more balanced. This cardigan is also slightly thicker than the mustard one and I felt very cosy in this! It helped that it was a warmer day too, at least in the afternoon. It was still a bit chilly for the school drop off in the morning.

This dress was definitely overdue a wear and it was good to winterise it. It had popped up in my Facebook memories and I knew it would work well with leggings. I wasn't sure how the orange in the print would work with the red cardigan and blue mini MAC bag but I think it all came together nicely. Colourful and cosy for the school run and working from home.


Last worn: red waterfall cardigan, turquoise tassel necklace, Aztec print dress, leggings (above), Converse (above), Rebecca Minkoff sky grey mini MAC bag (above).

Other ways to wearred waterfall cardigan and pencil skirt, Aztec print dress belted, Converse and flared jeans, Rebecca Minkoff sky grey mini MAC bag in monochrome outfit.

Perfect for pregnancyAztec print dress in first trimester, Converse in second trimester.


Colourful Cardigans Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Colourful cardigans are a great choice when the weather cools and a plain block colour one can work really well over a simple printed dress to make it warm enough to wear in winter. Especially when paired with leggings. Maybe just pick thicker ones for a really cold day!


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Monday, 18 May 2020

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

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere









What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Skater Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

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



Weekday Wear Linkup #71


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

Guidelines:
1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!



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Friday, 15 May 2020

Long Sleeved Dresses And Micro Bedford Bag

With autumn weather arriving near the end of April, I've changed my usual "grocery shopping during coronavirus pandemic" outfit formula a little. I pulled out some longer sleeved dresses for the cooler weather. Both of these haven't been worn in a while and were definitely overdue a wear!

What I wore:

Navy striped atmos&here tee dress with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from the blue

Navy striped dress with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from the blue

Atmos&Here navy stripe long sleeve tee dress
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

This striped tee dress is a firm favourite of mine but doesn't get worn as much as the other ones I have as the thicker fabric and longer sleeves make it a little warm for much of the year here in Brisbane. It was perfect on this colder autumn morning though, as I left the kids with hubby working from home as I went out for groceries. I try go get groceries early in the day so that the crowds will be smaller. Doesn't guarantee that there will be more stock there, but does mean the store is quieter.

I do like wearing this dress with my Converse so these sneakers are just another take on that, even if I think they are a bit uglier than my Converse! I'm sticking to the same accessories each time I leave the house so I don't need to contaminate things by bringing them back inside to change them over. It did create a very monochromatic outfit with the navy bag and navy striped dress together, and I did wish I'd have picked a different colour of bag as my go-to over for grocery shopping 😂 maybe a pink one, I like wearing pink bags with this dress!


Last worn: Atmos&Here striped tee dress, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford bag.

Other ways to wearAtmos&Here striped tee dress and ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyAtmos&Here striped tee dress in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford










What I wore:

printed shift dress long sleeves with navy rebecca minkoff crossbody bag | awayfromblue


awayfromtheblue Instagram | jeanswest geometric print shift dress with navy Rebecca Minkoff micro bedford bag crossbody
DressJeanswest Nikki printed shirt dress
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

Like the striped tee dress above, this isn't frequently worn. It's a great shift style but hasn't gotten a lot of love as the length makes it a bit tricky to wear around the kids. Even though the striped one only has a slightly more dipped hem in the back, this feels a bit shorter. Perfect for a solo trip to the grocery store though, again with the same shoes and bag as above. I have to say my knee is loving only wearing these supportive shoes every time I go out in the car, driving is the thing that hurts my injured knee the most.

Unfortunately, unlike the striped dress above, this dress is not as stretchy and forgiving and highlighted to me the high levels of chocolate consumption going on in home isolation here, ha! Always tempting to sneak a bit from my secret pantry stash when I'm getting the boys yet another snack... 😂


Last worn: printed shift dress, New Balance sneakers (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted shift dress and Chucks, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag and shorts.




Long Sleeved Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A long sleeved dress is a great option for a cooler day, and a print is a fun way to add a little more interest to your outfit.


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Friday, 8 May 2020

Kmart Tiered Floral Print Dresses

Even though it's autumn in Brisbane it's good to give these Kmart tiered floral dresses another wear before I start layering up - especially as we had a very warm April, when I wore these. Two very different occasions though, one to stay home and another for my weekly grocery shop!

What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress floral print for easter at home 2020 awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Easter at home isolation outfit floral tiered Kmart maxi dress
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas

Why I wore it:

I wore this back on Easter Sunday. I'd ordered some eggs for the boys, with guaranteed Easter delivery, but as it hadn't shown up I'd had to make the dash to the shops for something for them to hunt for the day before. I was feeling a bit upset about not having the things I ordered and the limited options at the stores the day before Easter, as well as the sadness of celebrating another isolation birthday on the same day and missing both my family and our church family. So I decided to dress up anyway to boost my mood. This pretty floral maxi dress is one I've had a few years but it hasn't actually been worn on Easter before, seemed like the perfect thing to wear.

It was a strange Easter at home, but we still had an indoor egg hunt for the boys, they got dressed up in their Sunday best too, and we video called with family for Easter and to celebrate the isolation birthday. We even had birthday cake, and thanks to Church Online we had our church service at home too.


Last worn: Kmart floral maxi dress, gold heart necklace, Havaianas.

Other ways to wearKmart floral maxi dress under a tee.



Handbag Tag Video: Most Mused, Least Used And Cutest Bag In My Collection






What I wore:

Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight worn crossbody | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | tiered kmart sundress blue and pink print with rebecca minkoff micro bedford bag
Dress: Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

I actually wore this dress outside! Continuing with my "grocery shopping uniform", a simple dress, the only shoes and bag I wear outside now, my Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag. All my other bags are stored away in my handbag cupboard waiting for a time when it will be a bit safer to change bags around and bring bags I've worn outside back into the house.

The navy blue of the bag matches the background of the dress really closely, and if I hadn't been restricting myself to just taking one bag out whenever I leave the house I probably would have changed this for something with a little more contrast.

Didn't wear this all for very long though - went out, got groceries and then as soon as I got home put the accessories away and changed out of these clothes. Because despite social distancing rules in place people seem to think it's okay to reach over you and walk up next to you at the supermarket! At least there was a little more stock on the shelves this time.


Last worn: floral tiered sundress, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag.

Other ways to wearfloral tiered sundress and knit, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag and shorts.


Tiered Floral Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A floral dress is so easy to dress up or down - perfect for celebrating at home or navigating the aisle of the grocery store. Floral prints aren't just for spring either, they work well all year round, as I wore these on warmer autumn days.



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Monday, 20 April 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up: Tee Dresses and Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford Bag

I've found an outfit uniform for the rare times I have to leave my house to get the essentials, and I'm sticking to it! One pair of shoes that never go in the house, a bag that is also outdoor use only and not touched otherwise, no accessories other than my usual bracelets that never come off, and a dress so that when I get home I can just throw it in the wash. Plus it feels nice to dress up a little for the rare occasions I do get out the house!

Luckily I have a few dresses to wear so it won't get too boring on the blog...

What I wore:

atmos & here floral print tee dress with navy Rebecca Minkoff micro bedford crossbody bag sneakers | away from blue

floral tee dress with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from blue

Atmos & Here willow printed tee dress and Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford | away from the blue Instagram
DressAtmos & Here Willow printed tee dress
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

This tee dress is a favourite and was on frequent repeat when I first got it. As my son got older though I realised that maybe anything shorter than a maxi was a bit of a struggle to wear around kids, and it hasn't gotten a lot of wear recently. I last wore it on an anniversary weekend away with my husband, last year! It always makes me smile when I wear it so should definitely be worn more - even if I need to keep it to days like this where I'm not out with the kids!

I headed out early, as I had to go to the doctors, get pet food for the dogs and get groceries. I figured it was best to do everything at once to minimise the amount of time I was out! Thankful that hubby is working from home too so I can leave the kids with him.

I really liked the little Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag with the colours in the print of the dress. This bag just happened to be the one I'd worn out a lot as I was frequently wearing it as the newest addition to my handbag collection, and it as things began to change I realise it didn't make sense to keep changing bags as often as I usually do, to avoid spreading germs around.


Last worn: floral tee dress, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford.

Other ways to wear floral tee dress worn as a top, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy floral tee dress in second trimester.


Story Time: My Coach Wallet Broke!




A bit of a diversion from coronavirus, sharing the story of what happened when my coach wallet broke last year, and when going into the store to get things fixed was still a possibility. All the Coach stores in Australia are now closed.




What I wore:

sporty cotton on striped tina tee dress outfit with sneakers and crossbody bag | away from the blue

striped dress with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | awayfromtheblue

DressCotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress in Lissy black / Gardenia
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

Exactly the same outfit as the one above with a small modification - this dress is striped instead of a floral print 😂

Wore this to go grocery shopping, just 7 days after the outing above, but things had changed so much! There was a limit on the number of people allowed in store, there were big plexiglass screens around the cashiers, and I discovered that it's not possible to both load groceries out of the trolley onto the belt and pack them into bags at the other end of the checkout at the same time, since the cashiers aren't packing bags any more. I think I'll get better at it as time goes by, although I'm kind of hoping I don't have to get used to it for too long!


Last worn: striped tee dress, New Balance sneakers (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tee dress and leggings, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford worn two ways.



Tee Dresses Under $50:



How You Can Wear It: 

A tee dress is such a comfortable, easy outfit and perfect for early autumn days like these when it's not too cold. For a sporty look (or if you have a knee injury like I do!) you can wear a pair of sneakers. Makes an even more comfortable outfit!



Weekday Wear Linkup #67


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

Guidelines:
1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!



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Monday, 6 April 2020

Casual and Business Casual Dresses With Balenciaga First Bag : Weekday Wear Link Up

Two very different outfits for today's Weekday Wear link up! Taken just 3 weeks apart in March, the world changed so much in those weeks!

What I wore:

ruffle dress autumn office outfit with grey blazer and turquoise Balenciaga first bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | grey jersey blazer with berry ruffle dress teal bag colourful autumn office outfit
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Necklace: Colette marble and gold pendant drop long necklace
Dress: Jeanswest deep pink ruffle neckline dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

This was my last office outfit before things started changing in Australia. At the end of the day I'd packed up my desk and said farewell to my colleagues, reminding them I'd not be in next week as I had a training course, but that I'd be in the next again week. During the week of training there were a lot of massive changes in Australia and at work, and I've not been back in the office since.

I've been working from home for a few weeks now and I'm missing outfits like this - the simplicity of a cute dress and a blazer to dress it up a little for a business environment. I really like this berry dress. Even though it looks red in every picture, it's such a fun dress to wear and I thought the turquoise Balenciaga first bag really popped with it. As the dress and bag were bold I went for neutral accessories with the grey blazer and the tan ballet flats.

Of course now my blazers are hanging unworn in my wardrobe (and I even have a recently purchased one that I've not been able to wear yet) while I work from home and only make trips out for the essentials.


Last worn: grey jersey blazer, berry ruffle dress, marble necklace, camel ballet flats, Balenciaga first bag.

Other ways to wear grey jersey blazer and printed dress, berry ruffle dress and jacquard jacket, camel ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga first bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy camel ballet flats in third trimester.


Balenciaga Bag Reveal: Turquoise First Bag











What I wore:

all about eve black white striped tee dress contrast sleeves sporty outfit with new balance and Balenciaga first | awayfromblue

black and white stripes with teal bag Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram casual sporty tee dress outfit sneakers balenciaga first bag all about eve stripes
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
DressAll About Eve striped black tee dress
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

This is a much more casual dress outfit. Unlike the first outfit where I was trying to dress up a bit for the office, I dressed down for this outing to the grocery store. I'd picked this fun striped tee dress as it is an easy instant outfit, and easy to remove as soon as I got home, to avoid bringing germs into the house.

The New Balance sneakers actually went really well with this dress to create a sporty outfit! I'd been trying to ease back into normal shoes again but with being unable to travel to my physio safely my knee pain requires me to keep things simple and supportive, so it's back to these shoes. Having them as my outdoor shoe makes it easier to prevent germ spread on the shoe rack too, if I'm just wearing these! It's funny the things we think about now!

The Balenciaga first bag was a fun pop with the black and white dress, and I picked this bag to wear again as I'd worn it on a previous outing - again trying to minimise what items I take outside. I did notice that I kept going to play with this necklace as I walked around the nearly empty shelves at the supermarket, so I'm now doing a no necklace policy when I do venture out. 😂

It's probably a little overkill all of these changes, especially when I didn't even think about these things a few weeks ago back when I was still in the office, but I'm just doing what I can to keep us and the kids as safe as possible.


Last worn: striped tee dress, clay necklace, New Balance sneakers, Balenciaga turquoise first bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tee dress and purple bag, Balenciaga turquoise first bag and maxi skirt.


Similar Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A dress is a great outfit staple! You can dress them up for the office with a blazer, or dress them down with casual shoes for popping out to grab groceries.





Weekday Wear Linkup #65


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

Guidelines:
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