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Monday, 23 March 2020

3 Navy Tees And Bright Jeans Outfits With Balenciaga Bags: Weekday Wear Link Up

Trying to keep life as normal as possible, we still have the Weekday Wear Link up this week! I won't post again until Friday though, I'm skipping Wednesday's post.

Recently I took advantage of some of the cooler, slightly more autumn like weather in Brisbane to wear some of my colourful skinny jeans. Jeans are a mum staple and while I'm trying to stay away from the blue jeans rut I do love a bright pair of jeans to mix it up a little! Bright jeans are perfect for spring, or a little extra colour on a wet autumn day when you're on a training course which is when I wore these.

What I wore:

jacquard jacket with navy tank purple bag and magenta skinny jeans colourful autumn outfit | awayfromblue

balenciaga purple work bag with g21 silver hardware magenta skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | magenta skinny jeans outfit with navy tank jacquard jacket and purple Balenciaga work bag
Jacket: Jeanswest Cassandra jacquard jacket
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
Tank: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo (c/o)
JeansSass & Bide The Winning Day Lovestate Jeans in magenta (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

When I saw these magenta jeans I knew I'd be wearing them with all the blue in my wardrobe! I have a magenta bag I love so it was a no brainier when I saw these jeans on eBay. Already a bargain price, I ended up getting them for free. I tried to sum up the very long story in my shopping haul post.

Although the magenta jeans are pretty bright the neutral cream and metallic jacquard jacket balanced them out nicely I thought, and so I added more colour with other accessories. I really like pink and purple and blue together so this big purple Balenciaga work bag was an obvious choice, and I added the turquoise beaded statement necklace for something a little different.

This necklace has had a bit of a history, with it falling apart when my son grabbed onto it at dinner one day. I've repaired it and it was hanging together okay, but when trying to grab my umbrella out my bag and unwrap it the hook got caught on the necklace and there was no coming back from that! It was $3 at the opshop and I did get 4 wears from it so not too bad, but still disappointing!


Last worn: jacquard blazer, turquoise beaded necklace, navy tank, purple Balenciaga work bag, silver ballet flats. It's the first time I've worn the jeans on the blog as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearjacquard blazer and little black dress, navy tank and shorts, purple Balenciaga work bag worn 30 ways, silver ballet flats and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard blazer in third trimester, navy tank in second trimestersilver ballet flats in third trimester.





What I wore:

black blazer and shoes with burgundy jeans and navy tee outfit teal balenciaga first bag | away from blue

Roie Designs bracelet stack with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
Jeans:  Jeanswest Harper skinny pant in Russet
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

Another classic go to of mine - red and blue! I thought this navy tee was a good choice with these burgundy jeans. I bought these jeans back at the start of the year when Jeanswest was possibly closing down and I had to get myself a pair of their perfectly fitting jeans, in case it was my last pair! Thankfully the chain is staying around, although they have closed a lot of stores. I was pleased to give these jeans another wear with the cooler weather.

Again I added a bright Balenciaga bag for a little extra colour. With the black blazer and ballet flats I thought the turquoise Balenciaga first bag was a fun pop of colour, and it works so well with the navy and burgundy.


Last worn: Zara blazer, navy statement necklace, navy marle tee, burgundy skinny jeans, black ballet flats, Balenciaga blue India first bag.

Other ways to wearZara blazer and skirt, navy marle tee over a maxi dress, burgundy skinny jeans and kimono, black ballet flats and midi dress, Balenciaga blue India first bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyZara blazer in third trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester.








What I wore:

basic navy tee with bright green skinny jeans outfit boucle blazer and Balenciaga day bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: Jeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
Tee: Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Blue and green is a combination I've only recently been trying, as I've slowly been adding green to my wardrobe over the past few years. These thrifted green jeans are getting a lot more wear than I expected, this is their 18th wear and I've only owned them 19th months. Since I don't wear jeans over summer that's a pretty good repeat rate!

Again I dressed up the casual jeans and tee outfit a bit with a statement necklace (this crystal one always gets compliments) and a boucle blazer. I thought the silver ballet flats worked well with the crystal in the necklace and the silver hardware on the Balenciaga day bag.


Last worn: boucle blazer, crystal statement necklace, navy tee, green skinny jeans, silver ballet flats (above), Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearboucle blazer and pencil skirt, navy tee and printed shorts, green skinny jeans layered up with scarf and cardigan, silver ballet flats and printed jeans, Balenciaga tempete day bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle blazer in second trimester, silver ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga tempete day bag in third trimester.



Bright Jeans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Jeans and a tee is a staple that can easily be dressed up with a blazer. Instead of sticking with classic blue denim, you can try a bright pair of jeans to add even more interest and bring more colour to your day.




Weekday Wear Linkup #63


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

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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
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4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
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Monday, 16 March 2020

3 Blue Dress and Pink Bag Outfits: Weekday Wear Linkup

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

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


What I wore:

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

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | awayfromtheblue

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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





What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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


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

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







What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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



Blue Printed Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

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


Weekday Wear Linkup #62


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

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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.
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4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!


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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Soft Pull On Shorts and Printed Kimonos With Rebecca Minkoff Bags

Again with two very similar outfit formulas, but different colour schemes! On hot and humid summer days these soft pull on shorts are the best, I'm surprised they haven't been worn as much this summer! It was nice wearing them on these wet but still hot days.

I just wish I could have worn different shoes, but these are the only shoes that make walking and driving bearable with my injured knee!

What I wore:

yellow navy and olive pull on shorts and kimono outfit summer mum outfit with Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon with navy olive yellow outfit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy olive and yellow soft pull on embroidered shorts and kimono outfit with Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag
JacketJeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tank: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

I recently wore those olive embroidered shorts with a navy tee, blue tie dye kimono and mustard yellow bag. I liked the colour combination so much I wanted to wear it again. I changed it up a little this time though, having the navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel bag instead of the mustard one, and having the yellow kimono instead of a yellow bag. I wore this navy tank instead of the navy tee too, but wore the same turquoise tassel necklace.

Just as I did last time I wore these colours together, I really liked this outfit! It was a hot and humid day but thankfully the rain held off for the school drop off and pick up, and we were able to do all our errands at the closest shopping centre to enjoy the aircon and keep dry!


Last worn: yellow kimono, navy breastfeeding tank, turquoise tassel necklace, olive embroidered shorts, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel.

Other ways to wearyellow kimono with denim, navy breastfeeding tank and jeans, olive embroidered shorts and grey knit, New Balance sneakers and pink shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancynavy breastfeeding tank in third trimester.


My Rebecca Minkoff Handbag Collection:







What I wore:

green floral duster kimono with monochrome back printed pull on shorts outfit | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey with black printed shorts and kimono outfit | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Jeanswest floral duster kimono with printed shorts Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag summer mum style
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TankJeanswest Brianna basque hem tank
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey (get it second hand)

Why I wore it:

Another oh-so-comfortable and light pair of pull on shorts. These ones are black with a little white square print on them so I thought they would look great with the green duster kimono, with the white in the flower print. I really liked this combination.

Not as colourful as the outfit above, I stuck with a monochrome black outfit with the black tank and printed shorts, and a neutral grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag. I thought that the green floral duster was enough extra interest with the outfit, especially with the print mixing with the shorts.

Again with these New balance shoes which are pretty much a staple here now. Any time I have tried to walk too far without them my injured knee has been in so much pain!


Last worn: green floral duster, pearl tassel necklace, black blouson tank, black printed pull on shorts, New Balance (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAM satchel.

Other ways to weargreen floral duster and dress, black blouson tank and pencil skirt, black printed pull on shorts in monochrome outfit, New Balance and denim, Rebecca Minkoff MAM satchel worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff MAM satchel in third trimester.




Pull On Shorts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

On a hot and humid day a pair of neutral pull on soft shorts like these olive and black pairs are perfect - no fussing with zips or buttons and incredibly comfortable all day. To mix it up a little you can add a kimono on top for a touch of colour or print mixing.


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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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


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

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

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


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Part Time Bag










What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Blush Blazers Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

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



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Friday, 14 February 2020

Two Ways To Wear A Navy V-Neck Tee: Jeanswest Sophie V-Neck Tee

This navy tee is one of the ones I picked up from Jeanswest during my massive Christmas gift card shopping spree. They'd only brought out into the store that day (the sales assistant had trouble scanning it) and so it was perfect timing! While I love blue I didn't have a navy v-neck tee. So pleased I do now! It works so well with the other pieces I have in my wardrobe, and I'm wearing it two different ways below.

What I wore:

navy v neck jeanswest tee with ally fashion floral maxi skirt pink accessories on monochrome blue outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony with monochromatic blue outfit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instgaram | monochrome blue outfit with navy tee floral maxi skirt mum church style
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest Sophie navy v-neck tee
SkirtAlly Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Just knew I had to pair this navy tee with this blue maxi skirt. Something my mum got me for Christmas, this skirt has been on frequent repeat lately as it's so perfect for summer! I really liked the navy with the brighter blue of the skirt, and accessorising was so simple. The blush necklace and peony pink Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag work so well with the pink flowers in the floral print.

This was a quick and easy outfit to pull together to head over to my friends house to watch Church Online. The maxi skirt accommodated the knee brace I've been wearing when I have to drive long distances, even though she just lives 30 minutes away driving really aggravates my knee after I injured it after Christmas.

Really liked all the colours in this outfit, made my matchy-matchy self very happy, especially when I added the navy and pink Havaianas to stick with the colour scheme, haha!


Last worn: floral maxi skirt, pink beaded necklace, navy Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag. First time I've worn the navy tee as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearfloral maxi skirt with turqouise, Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag and sundress.



Comparison of the Rebecca Minkoff Darren and Micro Regan Bags:









What I wore:

Jeanswest navy tee olive shorts and tie dye kimono poncho summer mum outfit with mustard bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold with jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagam | summer mum style park olive shorts navy tee and tie dye kimono with mustard bag
JacketJeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono (on sale!)
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeJeanswest Sophie navy v-neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

These embroidered soft shorts are a summer fave for me and I like wearing them with blue - I added the navy tee and couldn't resist wearing this blue tie-dye kimono too, I thought all the blue went so nicely together with the olive. I added even more colour with the mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag for a bit of a contrast, and my little turquoise tassel necklace which I often wear with green.

A nice comfortable and colourful outfit for walking along the bike trail and then visiting the park with the boys. I didn't wear my knee brace, instead I put on my old but supportive New Balance sneakers to help reduce the impact on my injured knee as we walked around. The boys could scoot and cycle much faster than I could limp along, but luckily hubby was there to help and keep an eye on them if they went too far while I trailed behind, haha! It was a hot day so the kimono wasn't really needed, but it was nice to have some extra sun protection for my arms.


Last worn: tie-dye kimono, navy tee (above), tassel necklace, olive embroidered shorts, sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to weartie-dye kimono and denim shorts, olive embroidered shorts and striped tee, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan worn 30 ways.



Navy V-Neck Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A navy v-neck tee is a great wardrobe basic to have! It's the perfect neutral. It looks good with other neutrals like olive and is a fun base for pink or yellow accessories like these Rebecca Minkoff bags.

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Monday, 10 February 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up: Turquoise Tanks With Purple Balenciaga Work Bag and Grey Pencil Skirts

Two incredibly similar outfits to share for today's Weekday Wear Link up! I love a good outfit formula and it's nice to follow the same basic structure for an outfit but change a few details. This time around I stuck with exactly the same formula instead of changing things up - turquoise tanks, grey skirts and my purple Balenciaga work bag. While I did pick different shoes and necklaces, the resulting outfits this time around are very similar, and I loved them both.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Vickie button back tank in enamel blue with Atmos&Here jersey pencil skirt purple Balenciaga work bag | awayfromblue 

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

awayfromblue Instagram | jeanswest vickie turquoise tank with grey jersey pencil skirt summer office outfit purple balenciaga work bag
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
TankJeanswest Vickie button back tank in enamel blue
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus purple Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' leather bow bracelet
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Another wearing of this new Jeanswest turquoise tank. I've worn it with jeans before for a kid's party but it works so well dressed up for the office with a pencil skirt. I picked this tank to wear as it's a longer tunic length, and I needed the extra length (and butt coverage!) for when I swapped my pencil skirt for leggings for my physio session. (After injuring my knee after Christmas I'm looking at regular physio sessions for a long time).

The viscose fabric of this tank creases like crazy, and it didn't look so good after a day of sitting at my desk, but I did like how it dressed up the jersey pencil skirt a little, especially as it was too hot to wear a blazer with this so I just wore a cardigan on top around the office.

I went matchy-matchy again with the accessories, silver shoes and silver necklace which matched the grey pencil skirt nicely, as well as the silver hardware on the purple Balenciaga work bag.


Last worn: turquoise tank, silver multi strand necklace, grey jersey pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag

Other ways to wearturquoise tank with jeansgrey jersey pencil skirt worn two ways, silver ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga purple work bag and tee dress

Perfect for pregnancy: grey jersey pencil skirt in third trimester, silver ballet flats in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Purple Work











What I wore:

turquoise tank and pencil skirt outfit accessorised with big purple bag | away from the blue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag worn on arm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | purple Balenciaga work bag turquoise tank grey pencil skirt
Necklace: old black multi strand ball necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above so much, I repeated it again with a different turquoise tank. This time around the grey pencil skirt was a more formal material and the tank was more casual. I did consider a blazer for this but it wasn't a meeting heavy day so knew the cardigan at my desk would be fine.

Matchy-matchy with the accessories again, with the black Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and another multi chain necklace, a black one this time. This is an oldie I found when setting up my new wardrobe, but it really annoyed me when I wore it this time so it's been donated. Kept wearing the purple Balenciaga work bag as it looks so good with turquoise.


Last worn: turquoise tank, grey pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag (above)

Other ways to wearturquoise tank and shorts, grey pencil skirt and cardigan, black ballet flats and midi dress, Balenciaga purple work bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey pencil skirt in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:

Turquoise and purple is a fun and colourful combo. You can balance out the bright pairing with neutral pieces like these grey pencil skirts, and you can tone it down more by adding a neutral cardigan or blazer on top.






Weekday Wear Linkup #57


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