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Monday, 8 July 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Belted Dresses In the Office In Winter

I like belting cardigans over dresses! It's a fun way to add more colour and it works perfectly for days in the office as I'm usually throwing a cardigan over my outfit anyway with the cold aircon!

What I wore:

mustard cardigan belted over ruffled animal print sleeveless dress winter office style Regan bag | awayfromblue

animal print dress with Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | witner office otufit belted mustard yellow cardigan with animal print ruffle dress regan bag
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: layered Tai gold alphabet necklaces
DressJeanswest ruffle neckline animal print dress
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

So happy that the winter weather is here in Brisbane and it's cool enough to get my cardigans out again! This one was an awesome $2 opshop find at my favourite opshop which sadly closed down. I love the way the mustard looks with the beige animal print dress, it's a nice combination, and even though the cardigan is shorter than the dress I think it works so nicely belted.

Since I'd picked the gold glitter belt to wear I picked some gold necklaces to wear to match. The navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag is a great neutral, go-with-everything bag and the perfect size for work.


Last worn: mustard cardigan, initial necklaces, gold belt, animal print ruffle dress, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan and maxi skirt, glitter belt and fit and flare dress, animal print ruffle dress and blazer, black ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyanimal print ruffle dress in second trimester, glitter belt at 38 weeks, black ballet flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Regan










What I wore:

navy waterfall cardigan belted over berry ruffle dress leopard print flats regan satchel bag winter office outfit | away from blue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | navy waterfall belted cardigan over berry ruffle dress with rebecca minkoff regan bag and printed flats
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
NecklaceHouse of Harlow 5 station necklace in black and silver
DressJeanswest deep pink ruffle neckline dress (updated version)
BeltRebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap velvet belt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Again wearing the same outfit formula, just with different pieces! I still had a little leopard print in my outfit though, with these fun ballet flats.

Again I matched my necklace to the belt, matching the black together even though the gold hardware on the belt and silver hardware on the necklace are different. I really like this House of Harlow necklace, an old style that was popular years ago but a necklace I still enjoy wearing.

This navy cardigan has been a frequent go-to this winter, it goes with everything, much like the Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag, and I like how it looked with the berry toned dress. Which is so pink in person but always looks more red in photos!


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, velvet belt, House of Harlow necklace, pink ruffle dress, leopard print flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan and skinny jeans, velvet belt worn two ways, pink ruffle dress in summer, leopard print flats and sundress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and printed shorts.



Ruffle Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A dress with a fun ruffle is a great feminine option for work. Although both of these dresses are sleeveless, if it's winter or you need to cover up your shoulders, you can just add a cardigan over the top and belt it for extra definition.



Weekday Wear Linkup #26


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, 1 July 2019

Jeanswest Jewel Toned Blouses In The Office & Weekday Wear Linkup

For today's weekday wear linkup I'm sharing two pretty jewel toned blouses I wore to work with classic black pencil skirts. I wear my pencil skirts year-round to the office, they just need a little extra layering in winter!

What I wore:

navy peasant blouse black pencil skirt ankle boots in office with neon pink alexander mcqueen skull scarf | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy with heart tassel charm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy peasant blouse pink alexander mcqueen skull scarf winter office outfit
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
ScarfAlexander McQueen pink pashmina in skull and floral print
TopJeanswest Chana long sleeve stud top in night sky navy
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

More fun photos from my friend K at the Myer Centre cloud 9 area. When I saw that this pink and yellow wall matched my pink and yellow scarf it was an obvious backdrop for taking photos!

I like the sapphire blue of this studded blouse, it's such a nice colour and it pairs nicely with black. I think navy and black is a stunning combo. With the navy Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote too though the outfit felt a little flat - the pink and yellow Alexander McQueen skull scarf was the perfect accessory for a little extra colour.

These black ankle boots have been getting a workout too after my tan ones broke!


Last worn: navy studded blouse, tassel earrings, Alexander McQueen skull scarf, black pencil skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff navy MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearnavy studded blouse and jeans, Alexander McQueen skull scarf and maxi skirt, black pencil skirt and printed tank30 ways to wear black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff navy MAB tote bag and sheath dress.

Perfect for pregnancyAlexander McQueen skull scarf in third trimester, black pencil skirt in first trimesterankle boots in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote










What I wore:

jacquard blazer and berry jewel toned frankie jeanswest blouse black pencil skirt magenta edie bag | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | winter office outfit Jeanswest Frankie soft blouse in berry pencil skir rebecca minkoff edie bag jacquard jacket
JacketJeanswest Cassandra jacquard jacket
TopJeanswest Frankie soft blouse in berry
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

This berry blouse is such a great colour to wear! It's shiny fabric makes it seem more pink or more ruby toned in different lights. I was wondering what bag I could wear with it when I realised it looked pretty similar to the shade of this magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag! You know I love a bit of matchy-matchy, and while the shades don't match exactly this combination made me so happy.

This lovely metallic boucle jacket seemed like a good combo with the silky texture of the blouse, and the round neckline let the little ruffled collar of my blouse standout. I also appreciated the zippers on the sleeves of this jacket. The blouse has puffy statement sleeves and it wasn't fitting under a plain black blazer, but unzipping the sleeves on this slightly let me wear the blouse under with ease!


Last worn: jacquard jacket, berry blouse, black pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag.

Other ways to wearjacquard jacket and dress, berry blouse and skirt, black pencil skirt and tee, black ballet flats and a-line skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard blazer in third trimester, black pencil skirt and second trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester.



Jewel Toned Blouses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A jewel toned blouse in a modest cut is great for the office. Long sleeves mean your arms are protected from the freezing aircon, and the colours are a nice pop with a classic black pencil skirt. With the plain colourful backdrop of the blouse you can add a fun printed jacket or a scarf for a little extra interest too.




Weekday Wear Linkup #25


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

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1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
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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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Denim Jacket And Striped Maxi Skirts With Grey Tees and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

I blame jet lag after returning home to Brisbane for these two outfits looking incredibly similar! 😂 You know I love my outfit formulas - denim jacket, a grey tee and a striped maxi skirt was such an easy option. I do try to make my outfits look a little different when I repeat something again a few days later, but in my jet lagged haze and rush to get out the door I ended up grabbing the same denim jacket both times instead of a different one each time. Oh well! At least the necklaces, skirts and shades of grey in the tees are different!

What I wore:

easy mum style jeanswest denim biker jacket and grey tee with jersey navy stripe maxi skirt | awayfromblue

navy stripe maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | SAHM mum style navy stripe maxi skirt grey tee denim jacket rebecca minkoff camera bag
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a day with the boys, trying to get back into our usual routines after returning from Europe! We went to the playground and the library and did a little bit of grocery shopping. I needed a nice easy outfit, so a simple grey tee and striped maxi skirt seemed the best fuss-free way to dress. The splits up the side of this maxi skirt mean it doesn't get worn much in winter, but when I wore this back at the start of the month it was a milder day. It felt really warm compared to the cold temps we'd experienced on the other side of the world too! 😂

This Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag was overdue a wear - I'd considered taking it overseas with me so that I could wear it to the wedding, but I went with the little silver mini MAC in the end. I was glad I'd taken the mini MAC, but still wanted to wear this camera bag when I got home.


Last worn: grey tee, tassel necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've worn the denim jacket as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to weargrey tee and olive pants, navy stripe maxi skirt and band tee, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag









What I wore:

jeanswest denim biker jacket with grey v neck tee striped maxi skirt and camera bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with striped maxi skirt | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | denim jacket grey tee black striped maxi skirt rebecca minkoff MAB camera bag
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket (new purchase)
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Skirt: Target black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another day with the kids, another easy outfit, with a different grey tee and striped maxi skirt, but again the same outfit formula, with the same denim jacket, shoes and Rebecca Minkoff bag. I actually ended up taking the denim jacket off in the morning - it was such a nice day and we spent it at a park in the bayside, soaking up the sun.

This black striped maxi skirt is one that hasn't been worn in a while. A pregnancy purchase when I was pregnant with my eldest boy, it's a piece I've already hit 30 wears on. When I'm thinking of things to wear I usually pass over this skirt for another one that hasn't hit 30 wears yet, but on this day I wanted to go back to an old favourite!


Last worn: denim jacket (above), beaded necklace, grey v-neck tee, black striped maxi skirt, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey v-neck tee and shorts, black striped maxi skirt worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey v-neck tee in second trimester, black striped maxi skirt at 39 weeks.


Striped Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A striped maxi skirt is an easy wardrobe staple for stay at home mum days, and can be paired with the ever classic grey tee so you don't have to worry about prints clashing. For cooler days, you can add a denim jacket on top.


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Monday, 24 June 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Sleeveless Dresses and Long Sleeve Tees


Back to sharing my corporate style for this week's Weekday Wear Link Up! The return to work was a big shift, after 6 weeks of long service leave. I picked some simple fit and flare dresses to wear, layering underneath them with black long sleeve tees to make them work in the colder winter mornings.

What I wore: 

wearing a sleeveless fit and flare dress to the office in winter with long sleeve tee print mixing scarf Rebecca Minkoff MAM | awayfromblue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | print mixing winter sleeveless dress layered outfit long sleeve tee scarf rebecca minkoff MAM
Scarf: Mickey Mouse printed scarf from Disneyland Paris
DressJeanswest 'Rita' stripe jersey dress (with Jeanswest black long sleeve henley tee underneath)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Why I wore it:

It was a big adjustment returning to work after 6 weeks off! I added the scarf not just for warmth in the morning but also because I thought it would be fun to wear a little piece from my trip, and I picked this scarf up in Disneyland Paris.

As well as the scarf, I had my fleece-lined tights and long sleeve tee to layer up and keep me cosy on the colder winter commute. It was a busy day and a lot to get used to again in the office - while I've been away for 18 months before on maternity leave, I found this 6 week gap harder to get used to - I think because of the work my team was on being so different from what it was before I went on leave.


Last wornMickey Mouse scarfplain black teestriped dressWalnut Melbourne ballet flatsRebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearMickey Mouse scarf and jeansstriped dress and blazerWalnut Melbourne ballet flats and pencil skirtRebecca Minkoff MAM bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancystriped dress in second trimesterWalnut Melbourne ballet flats in third trimesterRebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini







What I wore:

black printed tee under sleeveless fit adn flare dress with red acccessories and rebecca minkoff MAM bag for office winter | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram Myer centre cloud nine star backdrop with black dress red accessories
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress with thrifted Maison Scotch black paint splatter print long sleeved tee underneath
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Why I wore it:

I followed the same outfit formula for my next day back in the office - this time layering a printed long sleeve tee under my black sleeveless fit and flare dress. I felt the print was a bit too subtle with the dress though, so decided to add some colour with accessories. These red suede ballet flats always make me smile when I wear them, but they are worn so rarely as I usually prefer neutral shoes. I really need to make more of an effort to wear them! With the flat red beaded necklace adding a little pop of colour, this was such an easy way to accessorise.


Last wornprinted long sleeve teered beaded necklaceblack fit and flare dressred ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM (above).

Other ways to wear printed long sleeve tee and green pantsblack fit and flare dress in summerred ballet flats and pencil skirtRebecca Minkoff MAM and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyblack fit and flare dress in second trimesterred ballet flats in second trimesterRebecca Minkoff MAM and jeans.



Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

You can still wear your sleeveless dresses in cooler weather! It's so easy to layer a long sleeved tee underneath, and a winter coat on top if it's really cold. It's a nice way to make your summer wardrobe work in winter.




Weekday Wear Linkup #24


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, 21 June 2019

Two Ways To Wear a Mustard Tee: Mum Style

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

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

What I wore:

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

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

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

Why I wore it:

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

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


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

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

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


My Travel Capsule Wardrobe For Europe in May:








What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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



Yellow Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:


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


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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Belted Blue Dresses With Purple Bags

Belting some of my favourite blue dresses with cardigans for two very different outfits - one I wore to work and one I wore casually.

What I wore:

monochrome navy belted cardigan paisley print dress office autumn outfit with purple Balenciaga work bag | awayfromblue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | monochrome blue belted cardigan dress outfit with purple balenciaga work bag autumn office wear
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
BeltRebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap velvet belt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a very busy day! I had to pop into the office for an important meeting in the morning and then I worked from home in the afternoon so I could be there for a tradie arriving and pick my son up from daycare early to take him to an appointment. Lots of travelling around!

As it was a cooler morning and our meeting rooms are always terribly cold I decided to belt this cardigan as I knew I'd have it on most of the day. It's not the first time I've worn this velvet belt with this dress, it's a combination I really like! I thought the black belt and ballet flats were good accessories with the monochromatic blue outfit or cardigan and dress together. The big purple Balenciaga work bag was needed to cart everything around and I really like the touch of colour it adds to the blue too.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, beaded necklace, velvet double wrap belt, Paisley print sheath dress, black ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag.

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan worn two ways, velvet double wrap belt over a blazer, Paisley print sheath dress and blazer, black ballet flats and a-line skirt, Balenciaga purple work bag and wrap dress.

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


Balenciaga Bags vs Rebecca Minkoff Bags







What I wore:

grey belted cardigan over summer tiered sundress converse purple bag mum style | away from blue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
Dress: Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print
ShoesPurple high top Converse look-a-likes
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above, although it follows a similar outfit formula with the belted cardigan, blue dress and purple bag. I had the day off, spending some time with my mum and so I'd planned this outfit out in my head thinking it would work nicely. The belt on the cardigan sat a little lower than the point I wanted to belt the dress though, which made me think it looked a little off. With no time to change I decided to wear it anyway, but I did think a few times during the day that I should have picked a different cardigan or tried the cardigan untied!

While the shades of purple on the mini MAB tote bag and the high top shoes don't match exactly I thought they were good compliments with the blush and blue printed dress. The mini MAB tote bag is one I've worn with the dress in the past, I really like the combination.


Last worn: grey belted cardigan, beaded necklacetiered sundress, purple high-tops, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to weargrey belted cardigan and jeans, tiered sundress and blush bag, purple high-tops and skinnies, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag and maxi skirt.

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



Cardigans Under $50 Perfect For Belting:





How You Can Wear It:

It's simple to add a cardigan to a dress to make it a little warmer for cooler temperatures. You can change up your look slightly by belting the cardigan over the dress too, for a different way to wear it. You can add a belt over your favourite cardigan or you can pick a cardigan that has an in-built tie.


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Monday, 20 May 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: International Flight Style!

If you've been following along on Instagram you'll know I've been travelling a bit lately! This family holiday has taken an epic amount of planning and is the first international flight for the boys. It's been interesting and exhausting and so much fun!

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing my international flight style, as well as what I've packed in my hand luggage for making the journey.

What I wore:

international flight style brisbane to edinburgh stripe duster louis vuitton luggage olive jeans converse | awayfromblue

away from the blue Instagram | international flight style Striped duster olive jeans black tee louis vuitton scarf luggage
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere / Louis Vuitton Keepall 45 / Antler Blue large luggage

Why I wore it:

I was a perfect mix of excited and nervous with the first big international flight for the boys. I've taken them to Sydney before, but this was a combined 26 hours on 3 different planes over a few days, and a much bigger trip than we've ever done with kids.

Stuck with comfortable favourite pieces! A striped duster as an easy cover up that never creases, my cobalt Louis Vuitton shawl for a pop of colour and extra cosiness on the plane, a classic black tee that goes with everything and my olive skinny jeans. Converse as they are the most comfortable and none of the 4 airports we travelled through required me to remove them, so the laces weren't an issue.

I took two carry on items with me - my speedy bandouliere as my handbag and my Louis Vuitton keepall as my main bag. You can see what I carried with me in the video below.

The flights went quite well! We did a screen blackout for the boys 2 weeks before we flew. They sometimes get to watch an episode off Netflix a few times a week, but we stopped that completely so that they were completely obsessed with and entertained by the in-flight movies which worked well. I was also very pleased to see that they inherited their dad's stomach for flying and unlike me they did not get travel sick at all.


Last worn: striped duster, cobalt scarf, black tee, olive skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearstriped duster for a flight to Sydney, cobalt scarf and printed dress, black tee and pencil skirt, olive skinny jeans in the office, Converse in the snowLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancystriped duster in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: International Flight Carry On











What I wore:

Comfortable flying style flight to Paris Louis Vuitton shawl luggage maxi skirt mickey tee leather jacket | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | travel style flight to Paris Mickey Mouse tee maxi skirt leather jacket Louis Vuitton luggage
Jacket: Jeanswest black leather moto jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TeeUniqlo Mickey Mouse 'Mickey Stands' short sleeve graphic tee (new purchase)
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere / Louis Vuitton Keepall 45

Why I wore it:

Wore the same scarf for a shorter trip - flying from Edinburgh to Paris where we had a few days in Disneyland! My carry on luggage was a bit fuller this time around, as we didn't check in any bags. I packed as lightly as I could and the outfit I wore for the plane was one I wore the next day too.

This Mickey Mouse tee I stumbled across in Uniqlo before we left while looking for a Disney tee for the boys, and I knew we had to all get matching ones! 😂 Because if you're going to go all out and wear matching character tees as a family, where else but Disneyland?! Mickey Mouse loved it!

Again I stuck with my Louis Vuitton scarf to keep me cosy and add a bit of colour with the black leather jacket and maxi skirt. Such a comfy travel outfit.

If you haven't been following along with the travels on Instagram I will be posting a bit more about them on the blog next week!


Last worn: leather jacket, cobalt Louis Vuitton shawl (above), black maxi skirt, Converse (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above). First time I've worn the tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearleather jacket and printed pants, cobalt Louis Vuitton shawl in the office, black maxi skirt in summer, Converse and jeansLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in third trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in second trimester.








Weekday Wear Linkup #19


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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