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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Printed Maxi Dresses & Pink Balenciaga Bags

The simplest outfit of all has to be a printed dress, and you'll know if you've read my blog a while that maxi dresses are my favourite! I wore both of these recently for different occasions - a maxi dress works for so many events.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress with magenta balenciaga day bag studded sandals summer dinner outfit | awayfromblue

printed maxi dress with Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress summer dinner outfit with magenta pink Balenciaga bag
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Second wearing of my Christmas dress! I bought this dress back in October. I usually stick to my 'wear twice in the month I buy it' rule for fashion purchases, but decided to treat myself to a new dress for Christmas and put this aside until the day.

This time around, I wore it to head over to my parents for dinner. Nothing formal, just another excuse for me to wear this pretty dress! These studded Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals are a staple for me over summer - the neutral shade just goes with everything - and were an obvious choice with the dress.

I thought the magenta Balenciaga day bag would work nicely with the pink and the purple in the print. While not an exact match to the shade of pink in the dress, I still really liked this combination together. I thought the navy and gold tassel necklace was a good pairing with the dress too.

Unfortunately I managed to break (and kinda repair) this necklace part way through the evening. It's not quite as symmetrical now, although it is back in one piece! Despite breaking the necklace, we had such a nice time at my parents.


Last worn: high-low maxi dress, navy tassel necklace, gladiator sandals, Balenciaga magenta day bag.

Other ways to wearhigh-low maxi dress for Christmas day, gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Balenciaga magenta day bag for travelling.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga magenta day bag in third trimester.


My Balenciaga Handbag Collection:










What I wore:

blue printed jersey empire maxi dress with sorbet balenciaga city bag and pink studded sandals easy summer airport style | away from blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet with printed maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram blue jersy jeanswest printed maxi dress with sorbet pink Balenciaga studded sandals and city bag
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

This outfit was for a much more casual occasion, although I again opted for the ease of a maxi dress. We had an early morning start to surprise hubby at the airport as he arrived after a week away in America. An even earlier start than expected as his plane arrived 20 minutes ahead of time, so instead of leisurely getting ready I had to hurry up and get us all fed and dressed and drive to the airport. In the end I probably didn't need to get there as early as I did, his plane was only actually 10 minutes early in the end, but as we were surprising him and he wasn't expecting to see us, I wanted to be there ready with our signs so he'd see us as soon as he stepped through customs.

Since I wanted to put in a little bit of effort into my outfit, I went with my trusty blue maxi dress. It's just as comfortable as pyjamas when you're sitting around at the airport waiting for someone to arrive! I've worn it with pink before in the past, I really like blue and pink together. I was surprised to see I hadn't worn this pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag with it before though! I really liked the combination.

I picked a pink necklace which kind of matched, and my sorbet Balenciaga studded sandals which matched the bag exactly. Simple accessorising for the morning rush!


Last worn: pink beaded necklace, blue printed maxi dress, Balenciaga studded sandals, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearblue printed maxi dress layered for a rainy day, Balenciaga studded sandals and shorts, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblue printed maxi dress at 39 weeks, Balenciaga studded sandals in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.



Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A printed maxi dress is such a time saver, it's an instant outfit. They are easy to accessorise too! You can pick similar colours out of the print to wear in your accessories and add some neutral pieces like in the first outfit, or just pick a contrasting colour and wear that in all your accessories like I have in the second outfit.



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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Frill Sleeve Tees, Printed Shorts and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

Wearing some of the wonderful pieces I got for Christmas, but as always sticking with the simple outfit formulas I love. Some frill sleeve statement tees, printed shorts and my new Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag that I got for Christmas.

What I wore:

navy printed culottes, pink frill sleeve tee mab camera bag hair scarf in bow | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with navy printed culottes | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | pink frill sleeve tee navy printed culottes and hair scarf with mab camera bag gold sandals
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl Navy and Gold hair scarf (c/o)
Necklace: gifted Kmart blue multi-colour beaded necklace
Tee: gifted Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve tee in fuchsia
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bag: gifted Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

As well as the new tee and bag, these shorts were a new purchase. I tried to resist the January sales, but the Kmart clearance was too tempting and I scored these $15 shorts for $5. Since my other pair of blue printed shorts reached 30 wears, I knew these would become a firm favourite in my wardrobe. The print I thought was wattle but the tag says lemon. I decided to pair this bright pink tee with them due to the pastel pink in the print. With all of the colour and the printed colourful headband as well I added the neutral gold sandals and almond Rebecca Minkoff camera bag to balance it all out.

I wasn't too sure if the headband was too much with this outfit, given the bright colours, statement sleeves and tie on the shorts, but I think it worked nicely together in the end, and helped disguise a bad hair day a little bit!

The shorts were perfect for a first wear, and a practical choice for running around with the boys at a playground in the morning.


Last wornnavy headscarf, rose gold sandals. First time I've worn the pink tee, blue necklace and camera bag as they are Christmas gifts, and first time I've worn the shorts as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearnavy headscarf on a bag, rose gold sandals and maxi dress.




Christmas Present Reveal: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag









What I wore:

navy tee and black printed shorts summer style Jeanswest with tan camera bag | away from blue

black printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | sahm playground outfit summer style  Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris and parker printed shorts
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
TeeJeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the first outfit so much, I repeated the same outfit formula again later for a busy day. Park with the boys in the morning, seeing hubby off to the airport on a work trip, then dinner and watching Church Online at my friend's house in the evening. It was a hot and humid day, so shorts and a tee seemed like a good option. We didn't stay at the park for too long before heading back to the aircon!

First time I wore this navy statement sleeve tee I paired it with the pastel pink tassel necklace. I really liked the combination, so wanted to try it again. The tassel also worked nicely with the tassel tie on the printed shorts.

Navy and black is a combination I've worn together a few times before - I used to be unsure of it until I bought a dress years ago (before the blog) that featured both colours, and figured if it was good enough for the dress is was good enough for me to try with separates! The neutrals work nicely together. Added in another neutral accessory to the combination with the almond Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.


Last worn: navy frill sleeve tee, pink tassel necklace, black printed shorts, Havaianas, MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy frill sleeve tee and pink shorts, pink tassel necklace and matching shorts, black printed shorts with stripes.


Frill Sleeve Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and tee is a summer staple! It's easy to add a little more interest to your outfit with a fun pair of printed shorts, but why not go for an extra detail on your tee too? These frill sleeve tees let you take part in the statement sleeve trend without getting in the way and getting caught in doors or dirty as you make food and snacks for the kids! Really mum friendly.


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Monday, 4 February 2019

Plain Tees, Floral Kimonos, Denim Shorts and Rebecca Minkoff Darren Bag | Weekday Wear Linkup

Some casual weekday style for this week's Weekday Wear Linkup!

I extended my Christmas holidays from work into January. It gave me a lot more time at home with the boys, and we took advantage of the opportunity to try a different park to play at each day. I kept things simple for playground style: plain tees, denim shorts and fun kimonos for a little bit of sun coverage.

What I wore:


Target Karolina summer kimono in purple black floral with black tee bermuda denim shorts pink accessories | awayfromblue

Target Karolina summer kimono in purple black floral with rebecca minkoff darren small messenger bag peony pink | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | target karolina floral kimono with black tee bermuda denim shorts rebecca minnkoff darren messenger playground style
Jacket: gifted Target Karolina summer kimono in purple black floral
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest black scoop neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Say hello to my new favourite kimono! This kimono was a Christmas gift from my mum, and one of those clothing pieces where you just pull it on and feel so happy with the outfit! Expect to see this popping up a lot more often on my blog. The pink beaded necklace added a little more colour to my outfit - it too was a Christmas gift from my mum. With the pink necklace, I added the pastel pink Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag as well as the studded Balenciaga sandals. I like pink and purple together and though none of these shades of pink matched I thought that they all worked nicely together and with the floral kimono.

I really enjoyed this outfit - nice and simple for a day at the park.


Last worn: black scoop neck tee, Bermuda denim shorts, studded Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag. First time I've worn the kimono as it was a Christmas gift.

Other ways to wearblack scoop neck tee and printed shorts, Bermuda denim shorts worn 30 ways, studded Balenciaga sandals and maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag in the office

Perfect for pregnancystudded Balenciaga sandals in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Darren









What I wore:

Cotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise with white v neck tee black denim shorts rebecca minkoff darren bag | away from blue

magenta floral kimono with Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony pink | away from the blue

awayfromblue intagram | Cotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise, Rebecca Minkoss pastel pink small darren messenger bag
Jacket: gifted Cotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise
Necklace: gifted Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

After a few days in a row of spending time around all the local parks, I felt a needed a little more coverage from the sun so picked out another new floral kimono - this one also a Christmas gift from my mum. With the plain white tee and the black denim shorts it was a nice pop of colour. And with the blue in the floral print, I thought this necklace (also a new Christmas gift) was a nice finishing touch. I kept with the Rebecca Minkoff small Darren bag as it compliments the colours in the flowers nicely.

We went to a new-to-me park that the boys have been to before, it has a big racing track for bikes and scooters which they had a wonderful time running around. I was glad I had the kimono for physical sunblock for my arms as there wasn't a lot of shade around.

Just like the first outfit, I stuck with gold shoes even though the bag has silver hardware - I figured that the metals were far enough apart from each other that they worked.


Last worn: white tee, black denim shorts, gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag (above). First time I've worn the necklace and kimono as they were Christmas gifts.

Other ways to wearwhite tee and pencil skirt, black denim shorts and scarfrose gold sandals and maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag and striped dress.


Floral Kimonos Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and a tee is such a staple summer outfit, and so easy to change up a little when you add a bright printed kimono on top. These floral kimonos are lightweight so an ideal way to add an extra layer of interest and colour to your outfit without overheating you in the middle of summer! They work well as an extra bit of sun protection too.




Weekday Wear Linkup #05


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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Friday, 1 February 2019

30 Ways To Wear Purple Skinny Jeans ~ #30wears Challenge

As I try to move away from blue jeans, I've embraced other colours of denim! This purple pair of skinny jeans is a firm favourite, and the first pair of colourful denim in my collection that I've hit 30 wears with.

30 Ways To Wear: Purple Skinny Jeans


30 ways to wear purple skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue blog


Cost Per Wear

I bought these 'blackberry' purple jeans back in April 2013. I've only been tracking prices with items for the past couple of years, but luckily I wrote on the blog how much I paid for these - $30! At 30 wears, that works out to the '$1 per wear' that seems to be the goal when calculating cost per wear. I'm not bored of these jeans either, despite having them for 6 years, so they will be staying in my wardrobe a little longer!
30 wears over 6 years seems like quite a low amount, but these jeans don't have a lot of stretch so wearing them over my two pregnancies was definitely out of the question! 30 times over say 4 years when you discount the pregnancy and postpartum phases is a bit of a better figure.


30 Ways To Wear Purple Jeans: Video Style






Purple Jeans For A Matchy-Matchy Outfit


5 ways to wear purple jeans with other purple pieces in an outfit | away from blue

If you've been reading my blog a while you'll know I love a little bit of matchy-matchy in my outfits! Having a colourful pair of jeans is a great excuse to continue that colour int eh rest of your outfit - a purple kimono, bag, cardigan or scarf works nicely with the purple jeans. Even if the shades don't match exactly it's a simple way to complete an outfit.


Purple Jeans With Pink


how to wear purple jeans with pink | away from the blue

Pink and purple is a go-to colour combination for me, so of course I've worn these purple skinny jeans with pink pieces! If there's a colour combo you love, try it with a pair of colourful jeans! You can do it in a small way with a pink scarf, or go bigger and pair a pink blazer with purple jeans.


Purple Skinny Jeans With Navy


5 different ways to wear navy with purple skinny jeans | awayfromblue

Blue and purple is another go-to colour combination. When I had my wardrobe detox a few years ago, the stylist was curious why I had so many purple pieces. Because they go so well with blue! A little navy like a printed tank, or a lot of navy like a navy tee or cardigan, any amount works well with purple jeans.


Purple Jeans With Turquoise


3 outfit ideas with turquoise and purple skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue

I could have called this out with the blue option above, but I wore these purple jeans with turquoise so many times it felt right to give it it's own category! I like the deeper purple paired with the bright turquoise, it really brightens up an outfit.


Purple Jeans With Neutrals


how to wear purple jeans 3 outfit ideas with neutrals | away from the blue

You've seen how well these jeans work with other colours, but of course they work perfectly with neutrals too. A bold colourful pair of jeans - or any bold piece in your wardrobe! - will so easily go with neutral pieces. Picking out a neutral piece to wear with something more colourful is a good go-to option when you're not sure what else to wear.


Purple Jeans With Prints


how to wear purple jeans 3 outfit ideas with neutrals | away from the blue

Just like the neutral top option above, a printed top is another fail-safe to wear with purple jeans. As you can see, I favour stripes a lot, but any print, or even a little print mixing, will work well with colourful jeans. Purple jeans make a simple outfit base you can add extra interest to with prints.



Purple Jeans In Winter


5 ways you can layer purple jeans for winter cosy SAHM style outfits | awayfromtheblue

While summer in Brisbane isn't the ideal jeans weather, I do wear them a lot in winter. These purple skinny jeans are such a fun way to add colour to a winter outfit, but still just as cosy and practical as normal jeans. You can see I'm using some of the outfit ideas above here too, with the navy, turquoise and printed pieces worn with these jeans.


Purple Jeans and Tee Outfits


changing jeans and a tee outfit with purple jeans instead of blue denim | awayfromblue

The forever classic outfit, jeans and a tee! Swapping our standard blue jeans for a fun colourful pair like these purple jeans adds a little extra interest to a jeans and tee outfit, while still being just as easy to wear as classic blue.



Where To Buy Purple Jeans Under $50:




More Posts In the 30 Wears Series


If you're looking for more outfit inspiration with purple jeans, see all 30+ times I've worn them in my archives.

For even more ways to wear ideas, here are some related posts in the 30 wears series:



January Purchases?


Something I ordered in January didn't arrive in time so I'm going to do a wrap up of my January and February purchases together next month. You might have already seen some of the things I've bought like this thrifted tee, peplum tank and printed shorts on Instagram.


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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Soft Shorts, Tees And Colourful Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan and Mini MAC Bags

You know I love my bright handbags, and I have quite a few colourful Rebecca Minkoff bags. Making the most of the lovely summer weather here in Brisbane at the start of January, I headed to some different parks with the boys, and accessorised the plain shorts and tee outfits with some fun bags.

What I wore:


monochrome black outfit with Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | monochrome black tee and printed shorts summer outfit with Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC
Necklace: gifted Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest black scoop neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This is one of those outfits that looks nice in the photos but really wasn't good to wear. I'd planned it the night before, while in the aircon, and decided that this plain black tee would look so good with the printed black shorts. They do look nice together, and the pink accessories were such a fun touch with all of the black - the hot pink mini MAC bag really pops against the neutral outfit.

However monochrome black was not such a good choice for a hot summer day on one of the local walking trails! Especially as I forgot my water bottle.

If I'd been inside for more of the day, or wore this on a cooler day or on a shadier trail, I would have liked it more than I did.


Last worn: black printed shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC. First time I've worn the tee as I recently got it from my sister's wardrobe, and the necklace was a Christmas present.

Other ways to wearblack printed shorts and kimono, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC and printed dresses.


Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan Vs Mini MAC










What I wore:

navy striped tee with olive shorts gold accessories and rebecca minkoff micro regan bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | striped tee olive shorts mustard yellow micro regan bag park playdate summer outfit
Necklace: gifted Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest striped split hem tee
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted rose gold pink and pearl bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This  outfit was much better suited for a day out in the sun! The tee is another new-to-me one from my sister's wardrobe. It's not the first time I've won these olive embroidered shorts with stripes, I really like the combo so when I got this navy stripe tee I knew I wanted to try it with the shorts right away.

The mustard micro Regan bag is another frequently worn option with the olive shorts too, I really like mustard and olive together.

Even with the mustard bag and olive shorts, I added another colour with the necklace and bracelets - I picked some of my new rose gold accessories. I have this Kmart necklace in navy and gold and I am thrilled to have the pink and gold version now too! I thought it matched matched my pink, rose gold and pearl bracelet stack well, especially with the addition of the rose gold sandals. The shiny accessories were a bit more dressed up than a playdate at the park called for, but it was a cute touch of sparkle for the final day of the year.


Last worn: olive embroidered shorts, rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag. First time I've worn the necklace and bracelet stack as they are recent gifts, and the tee is from my sister's wardrobe.

Other ways to wearolive embroidered shorts and grey knits, rose gold sandals and maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and skinny jeans.



Soft Shorts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and a tee is a staple summer outfit. On hot days, soft lightweight shorts like these are a good option for dealing with the heat. A practical outfit for running around a playground with the kids too! Maybe just don't pair a black tee with them if you're out in the sun!


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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Navy and Pink Worn Two Ways With Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere

I really like blue and pink together - I find that any shades of the colours work well! Below I'm wearing two different combinations of navy and pink, with a slightly layered up navy and hot pink outfit, and a simple summer shorts and tee blush and navy outfit.

What I wore:

Jeanswest navy frill sleeve tee with blush pink tassel and pastel pink shorts, speedy bandouliere | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with tassel bag charm | awayfromtheblue


awayfromblue isntagram | Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris with blush pink cotton shorts tassel necklace Louis Vuitton speedy
Necklace: newly gifted blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: newly gifted Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris
Shorts: thrifted pastel pink cotton shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I wore this on boxing day, to make the most of the milder temps (it was only 30⁰C / 86⁰F) and walk off some of the yummy Christmas food we'd been enjoying. Getting out the house for a bit also gave me a chance to wear some of my new pieces I got for Christmas! This pink and gold tassel necklace, fun tassel bag charm on my speedy and navy statement sleeve tee were all gifts from my generous mum, who knows my style so well!

I picked the Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag as I wasn't going to carry the big baby around all morning and I just wanted something small and simple to carry everyone's water bottles in. And a little snack for halfway round the trail of course.

You know I like a little matchy-matchy, so I was so happy when I put the blush necklace and shorts together and saw they matched! It was a lovely quiet boxing day, and after our walk we had fun in the afternoon unboxing more of the toys the boys got for Christmas.


Last worn: pastel pink shorts, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the tassel necklace and navy tee as they were Christmas presents.

Other ways to wearpastel pink shorts and printed tank, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere






What I wore:

SAHM style snow in brisbane snow4kids grey jeanswest skinny jeans navy marle tee hot pink scarf speedy bandouliere | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | snow outfit jeanswest cecile skinny grey jeans navy tee hot pink scarf and louis vuitton neverfull
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Even though I'm wearing jeans, this pic was taken a couple of days before Christmas, in the middle of Brisbane's heatwave! We had tickets for 'snow 4 kids' which is a big arena setup to resemble a winter wonderland, and long pants and closed in shoes were recommended. Of course as soon as the event was over we got changed back into shorts, it was far too hot in the humidity for jeans.

Such a fun morning playing in the snow though! While the event wasn't as big as I expected, I was still impressed with how much snow they managed to have despite the heat and humidity. I dressed the boys in layers and they ended up changing to just jeans and a tee as it really was warm when you weren't on the snow.

I anticipated the temperatures being cooler around the snow so I layered up my jeans a little adding this fun hot pink crinkle scarf. I like how it popped against the neutral navy tee and grey jeans outfit!

The Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere was a necessary bag for the snow - I did slip and fall once so I was glad I'd picked a waterproof bag! There was also a bit of snow flying around in the air too. You can see a little clip of the event in my Christmas vlogs video round up.


Last worn: navy marle tee, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag (above). First time I've worn the scarf as it's a recent wardrobe addition.

Other ways to wearnavy marle tee over a maxi dress, grey skinny jeans and blouse, Converse and olive pants, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag for travelling.

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




Navy Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Navy is a great alternative to black, and you will find that a navy tee goes with so many other pieces in your wardrobe! It works well with other neutrals like grey, and you can pair it with different shades of pink for a fun pop too. Pink shorts, or simple pink accessories like a necklace or scarf work well with a navy tee.


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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Printed Tees, Denim Shorts and Balenciaga G21 Hardware Bags

When it's a hot and humid weekend, I default to the simple summer outfit: shorts and tee! For something a little different, I'm wearing some printed tees and accessorising with Balenciaga bags.

What I wore:

orange leopard print tee black denim shorts Balenciaga part time bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time bag in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram neon orange leopard print tee black denim shorts Balenciaga part time bag
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeSass and Bide 'New Day Rising' tee in orange leopard print
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

This tee is so rarely worn. It's a bit bold and in your face, being orange leopard print, but it was perfect for the 'orange kisses' style prompt with the style challenge I was doing on Instagram. It's also super soft and so comfortable to wear. While I wear it really sparingly, I was once again reminded of how much I love it, so it's definitely still hanging around in my wardrobe (even if this is only it's fifth wear in 4 years!). Hopefully it doesn't go so long between wears in future!

With the bold orange neon tee I felt simple was best so stuck with black accessories. Black denim shorts, Havaianas, and my black Balenciaga part time bag. Even though the pendant necklace is gold and the studded hardware on my bag is silver, I felt they looked okay together.

This was a simple outfit to take my parents in the airport in the morning and then run a few errands with the boys and pick up some last minute food pieces for a Christmas party in the evening (which I got changed for). Mid January and I'm still posting December pics, eek!


Last worn: orange leopard print tee, tassel pendant necklace, black denim shorts, Havaianas, Balenciaga Part Time Bag.

Other ways to wearorange leopard print tee and flares, black denim shorts and scarf, Balenciaga Part Time Bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga Part Time Bag in third trimester.



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What I wore:

print mixing summer shorts tee and kimono outfit with Balenciaga tempete day bag | away from blue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | away from the blue

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JacketChoies red vintage pattern kimono
TeeJeanswest Flavia foil printed polka dot tee deep iris
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above! It was a busy day. There was a threat of a storm all day but we decided to head to the local Christmas markets anyway as I'd seen a stall holder advertising on facebook that I really wanted to check out to pick up the final Christmas gift off my list. Unfortunately, the threat of the storm had meant there weren't as many stall holders as planned and the stall I wanted wasn't there. We found an alternative present, but it wasn't as good as my first choice option, and did mean we had to stop at the shops on the way home to pick up a couple of other little things.

I wanted to try something different and do a little print mixing with this tee - I thought the navy polka dots would be a nice back ground for this red printed kimono. I really like red and navy together. I didn't love this outfit as much as I'd hoped though. The print mixing looked great when I held the pieces up side by side the night before but not so much once I wore them in the morning. Feeling hot and bothered all day with the humidity didn't help me love my outfit any more either, haha!


Last worn: red printed kimono, navy polka dot foil tee, distressed denim shorts, Havaianas (above), Balenciaga Tempete Day bag.

Other ways to wearred printed kimono and jeans, navy polka dot foil tee and cosy cardigan, distressed denim shorts and converse, Balenciaga Tempete Day bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyred printed kimono in second trimester, Balenciaga Tempete Day bag in third trimester.



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How You Can Wear It

Shorts and a tee is a staple summer outfit for many people! You can add a little more interest by swapping out a plain tee for something bright and bold. A fun printed tee is a nice alternative, while still being just as comfortable. You could even try print mixing like in the second outfit by adding a kimono.

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