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Thursday, 14 January 2021

Bermuda Shorts And Kimonos With Balenciaga First Bag

Starting to share some outfits on the blog featuring some of the gorgeous new pieces I got for Christmas at last. With today's post I'm sharing a new silk kimono, as well as some new Bermuda shorts and a pretty silver necklace. Simple outfits for hot summer days.


What I wore:

gold and burgundy silk kimono with red tee and white Bermuda denim shorts turquoise Balenciaga bag | away from blue

Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India with red tee and kimono | away from blue



JacketLocal Women's Handicrafts gold and burgundy silk kimono
Necklace: thrifted pearl and heart charm long necklace
Tee: Jeanswest Emma woven trim tee in terracotta
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda shorts
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India


Why I wore it:

This outfit came together so nicely! I wanted to try a bit of matchy-matchy with a red tee to compliment the burgundy in the mixed paisley print of the silk kimono I got from my mother in law. While I do have darker red and even burgundy tees, I thought this lighter red would work nicely, although it's a different shade, and I really liked the way this turned out! Added a pretty layered gold necklace to match the gold in the kimono print too. While I do have quite a kimono collection, this is the first silk one I've owned! It was nice for a humid day, running between activities with a post-surgery appointment for my son in the morning, a catch-up with a friend and belated exchange of Christmas presents in the afternoon, and then karate lessons after dinner. The Adidas superstar are so comfortable, and like the white Bermuda shorts are a lucky opshop find. Perfect for all the running around we did.

With all the matchy-matchy to the kimono I thought a bit of contrast would be fun too so I wore this pretty turquoise Balenciaga first bag.






What I wore:

Jeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral with striped tank and black Bermuda denim shorts Balenciaga bag | away from the blue

striped tank with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | awayfromtheblue



Jacket: Jeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral
Necklace: Kmart silver long circle pendant necklace
Tank: Jeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
Shorts: Jeanswest Heather Bermuda short in black
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India


Why I wore it:

These are officially called the "Heather Bermuda shorts" at Jeanswest but they look so cute (if a little shorter) with the hem rolled up so they are not quite Bermuda length on me! Perfect length for the day though. We headed out for a walk along our favourite trail in the morning, before it got too hot and humid. It did heat up so quickly though so we ended up spending over an hour in the library afterwards. I sat relaxing in the aircon and we picked out some new books for us all, while apparently almost an hour playing the computer in the kid's area "wasn't long enough" for my son 😂

I'm so glad we got to pick up a few new books at the library that day as a couple of days later they announced a 3 day lockdown for Brisbane. With the new books and still some not yet played with toys from Christmas we kept the boys busy at home until the lockdown was lifted at the end of the 3 days.

I've tried print mixing with this striped tank in the past, with mixed results. But I really liked this combination with the white and navy stripes and the bright yellow printed kimono. It was such a nice combination with the turquoise Balenciaga first bag too. I didn't want to over-accessorise with the heat and humidity so this silver circle necklace I got for Christmas was perfect, as were the studded sandals.



Last wornyellow poncho kimono, white striped tank, studded sandals, Balenciaga first bag (above). First time I've worn the necklace and the Bermuda shorts as they were recent gifts.

Other ways to wearyellow poncho kimono with olive shorts, white striped tank and maxi skirt, studded sandals and maxi dress, Balenciaga first bag with navy dress.

Perfect for pregnancywhite striped tank in second trimester, studded sandals in second trimester.



How You Can Wear It:


Casual Bermuda shorts are great mum-essentials in the summer heat! Long enough to not have to worry while running around with the kids or attending appointments, in classic black or white they will be wardrobe staples. It's so easy to change it up each time you wear them too by adding a fun printed kimono on top - a nice bit of physical sun coverage when you're outdoors too!





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Thursday, 7 January 2021

Colourful V-Neck Tees, Striped Maxi Skirts and Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Two similar outfits for some very different days the week before Christmas! Colourful v-neck tees with striped maxi skirts, sneakers, statement necklaces and my Louis Vuitton damier azur Neverfull tote.


What I wore:

vertical stripe maxi skirt with purple tee Adidas superstar, Louis vuitton neverfull | away from blue

vertical stripe maxi skirt and Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | away from blue



Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
Skirt: thrifted SES Fashions vertical stripe maxi skirt
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull


Why I wore it:

This was not a fun and relaxing December day. Baby Boy had to go into hospital for more surgery, so I loaded up this big Louis Vuitton neverfull tote bag with things to keep him comfortable and entertained (as well as a big Woolies green bag with more essentials for a hospital stay) and we headed into the city.

I wore a similar outfit last time he had surgery, it was a little easier this time knowing a bit more of what to expect, and not having as long of a stay as we did back in December 4 years ago. I wore comfortable pieces, with this vertical striped maxi skirt not having been worn in a while and very easy to wash. The purple tee is one that's starting to show its age, although still wearable, so I knew it would be comfortable and I wouldn't be too distraught if it got blood on it that didn't wash off. Even the necklace is fully washable! Thankfully this time around the recovery was a bit easier and less messy. I think knowing what to expect and him being a little older really helped.

A massive thank you to all the staff at the Mater too, from the surgeon to the anaesthetist to all the nurses, they made our stay as nice as possible and being able to call with questions even on a December weekend once we were back home as he recovered more was much appreciated. And I don't take for granted the blessing of being able to be home for Christmas.






What I wore:

orange tee with navy stripe maxi skirt statement necklace LV neverfull tote damier azur | away from the blue

orange and navy tee and maxi skirt outfit with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | away from the blue



Necklace: thrifted blue statement beaded necklace
Tee: Jeanswest essential v-neck tee in marigold
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull


Why I wore it:

This was a happier day! I took the kids out around our favourite trail that morning, trying to beat the rain and the humidity, just to get them out of the house. After a very stormy and wet week they hadn't been able to play much in the back yard so scooting and biking around a short little trail was a nice break, and thankfully Baby Boy was well enough. Even if the humidity was crazy by the time we got out of the door and we did get a little wet in the car park when it started to rain as we left!

Afterwards we went to check out the Christmas window displays at a local shopping centre, as well as pick up a little treat for morning tea and then back home. Just a short time out as Baby Boy wasn't up to too much, but it was good to get out the house.

Surprisingly I hadn't worn this marigold tee with the navy striped maxi skirt before! I have worn a mustard tee with this skirt before and liked the combination, the orange looks good with it too. Kept it comfortable for the little walk with my New Balance sneakers and tried to dress the outfit up a little with this thrifted statement necklace. The Louis Vuitton Neverfull was probably not the best choice with the impending storm and rain, but it was easy to throw everything into like snacks and water bottles and we didn't get too wet.


Last wornmarigold tee, blue statement necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, New Balance sneakers, Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull (above).



How You Can Wear It:

A striped maxi skirt is a great basic piece to have in your wardrobe and pairs so well with another staple basic, a colourful v-neck tee. It makes for an easy outfit for mum life, whatever the day has in store!




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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Navy and Green Kimono Outfits With Grey Tees And Micro Bedford Bag

Another Wednesday post! I'm still not back to my regular 3 times a week posting I was pre-pandemic as I just don't get out of loungewear that many times a week yet! But I wanted to share two outfit posts this week, and on Friday I'll have my special annual gift guide post.

Two outfits with similar colour schemes and outfit formulas, but both look very different despite featuring navy kimonos, grey tees, green and the same little Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag.

What I wore:

navy and green outfit with skinny jeans, grey tee and tie dye kimono spring outfit | away from the blue

tie dye kimono with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | spring school run outfit green jeans navy tie dye kimono grey tee micro bedford bag


Jacket: Jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono
Necklace: thrifted Equip gold and marble station necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

Simple jeans and tee outfit for a busy day with the school run, working from home, and an appointment for my son in the afternoon. The grey tee and the green jeans are a combination I've worn a few times in the past, but I couldn't resist changing it up a little bit this time with the navy tie dye kimono on top. I thought it went nicely with the green jeans and it was a fun bit of match-matchy with the navy Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag, and the navy Havaianas.

I really liked this outfit - nice and comfortable and practical for working from home and rushing around between school pickup and the afternoon appointment. I was glad I'd picked jeans to wear as the wind really picked up in the afternoon and it was actually a bit chilly on our way home from the appointment!





What I wore:

olive and grey shorts and tee outfit with tropical print floral duster kimono and sneakers | away from blue

tropical print kimono with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy floral jeanswest melanie kimono with grey tee and olive embroidered shorts outfit


Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
Tee: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

I really liked the colours in this outfit! Just like the first outfit, it was a grey tee with green and a navy kimono, and that little Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag. This time around though it was olive shorts instead of jeans, as the weather had warmed up a lot. The navy floral print kimono adds even more colour too, as does the green beaded necklace.

I thought that this grey tunic would go nicely with the pull on olive shorts - while they are both very relaxed fits I like the casualness of the outfit with the two loose pieces together, and I felt the long line of the kimono pulled it together a bit more to stop it looking too messy. Again I really liked this outfit! After the school drop off in the morning we went for a walk along our fave trail. Walking around the water was not the smartest idea after the storms that weekend though, especially when I forgot to put on mozzie repellent! I was bitten so much, ended up walking around a lot quicker than normal trying to stop my legs getting bitten 😂

Our grocery order was due to arrive the next day but I'd run out of some things for lunchboxes and it wouldn't arrive early enough in the morning, so had to go for a quick grocery shop after. Was nice to cool off my multiple bug bites in the air conditioning! And I took the opportunity to have a little browse of the shopping centre for some more Christmas gifts as well. I've purchased most of my Christmas gifts (I want to be really organised this year with all the online orders slowing down the postal service a little) but there's always a few extra things to buy!


How You Can Wear It:

Blue and green is a colour combo that should definitely be seen! It's easy to pair any shade of green with navy, as you can see here with the forest green and the olive working well against the navy kimonos.




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Wednesday, 28 October 2020

The Magnificent 8: Pearls!

Time for another Magnificent 8 post! Every quarter we pick a theme and all style it in our own unique ways, showing you different ideas to try across multiple age groups. Because you can be stylish at any age! 

Our theme today is pearls. I have a few pearl accessories I like wearing a lot when the weather warms up, and it's been a very hot spring so far! Sharing two different outfits I've worn recently, a casual outfit with real freshwater pearls and a more dressed up one with faux pearls.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral with grey tee olive embroidered shorts converse | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with yellow kimono | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | casual pearl necklace outfit grey tee olive shorts yellow kimono


JacketJeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This freshwater pearl necklace is a firm favourite and is one I constantly wear on repeat! It's been worn over 34 times since I bought it. I love the long length and the mix of textures with the leather tassel and the coin pendant. It just goes with everything and is a great touch with a casual outfit. Freshwater pearls are perfect for a casual outfit, you don't have to dress up in pearls!

The olive embroidered shorts are so nice to wear in summer, being a soft pull-on style. I like wearing them with yellow and this yellow printed kimono is such a summery combination. As the kimono is so bold I went with a classic neutral grey tee as a base, and a tan bag. Even if this little Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag does struggle to fit both my things and my son's water bottle we brought along for our little walk on our fave trail after the school pick up!






What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress with pearl necklace bracelet and quilted rebecca minkoff edie | awayfromblue

faux pearl accessories with Rebecca Minkoff small Edie quilted crossbody bag | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | blue printed maxi dress with magenta pink crossbody edie bag and pearl necklace bracelet stack spring playdate outfit

Earrings: Juicy Couture bow stud earrings
NecklaceRoie Designs faux pearl and black satin ribbon necklace
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus faux pearl bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

This is a slightly more dressed up outfit - although still just as comfortable for a hot and humid day! This time around I accessorised with some faux pearls. This necklace is fun and it ties with a long black ribbon in the back, so very comfortable to wear in spring and summer! I added the faux pearl bracelet stack too, again to try make my casual jersey maxi dress seem a little more pulled together. We had a playdate with one of my son's friends from school, which was really good. I'd expected to have more playdates this year but the virus has made it tricky!

With the faux pearls and blue printed maxi dress I wanted to add a little extra colour so I went with this Rebecca Minkoff Edie crossbody bag in magenta. It really pops with navy and I like how the quilted style makes the outfit a little dressier too.

Had thought about wearing sandals with this but as all mine have buckles and I wasn't sure on the "shoes in the house" policy at my son's friend's place I decided on these silver slip on ballet flats instead so I could easily remove them if needed. I've worn them a lot with this dress in the past, it's a nice combination, especially with the silver hardware on the bag.



How You Can Wear It:

Pearls are a really versatile accessory! Real or faux they are so easy to add to an outfit, no matter your style. You can try a necklace, bracelets, or even earrings and you can get pearl embellished clothing too!



The Magnificent 8

The Magnificent 8 is a collaboration of 8 stylish women, ranging in age from early 20’s to early 80’s. The mission of this collaboration is to showcase how ageless style is. There are no age restrictions on style. So wear what you want, when you want, add a smile, and strut your style with confidence. And be sure to check out all 7 of these other amazing ladies!





Every quarter, the group chooses a theme and each create an outfit that suits our own personal tastes and fashion choices and we post them on the last Wednesday of every third month. So be sure to go check out everyone’s posts with the links above for style inspiration at any age as they show you their take on the Pearl theme!



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Monday, 19 October 2020

Layering Maxi Dresses For Spring | Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear link up, I was making the most of spring weather here in Brisbane and layering up my maxi dresses. One on a slightly cooler spring day, and another for a much warmer day that was almost summer-like!

What I wore:

Jeanswest Chantelle blue printed maxi dress with denim jacket and bright accessories peach and magenta for spring | awayfromblue

navy printed maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | layering blue printed maxi dress with denim jacket and bright accessories for spring

Earrings: Piper gold heart earrings
Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Necklace: thrifted magenta pink statement beaded necklace
Dress:  Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Dressed up a little more than I usually would for a work from home day! This blue printed jersey maxi dress is so incredibly comfortable and was perfect for the school run, sitting at my desk all day, a zoom fashion launch, and taking my son to an appointment in the afternoon. A very busy day! I wanted something bright to wear for the zoom TVSN spring/summer fashion catalogue launch. I've been invited to the events before but it's in another state so I couldn't join. With the restrictions and it being online I was able to join this time! Conveniently over lunchtime, I was able to attend in the middle of the work day and ooh and aah over all the pretty fashion pieces (some very out of my budget though!) before diving back into work.

I like pink with this blue maxi dress but I've never worn this particular magenta necklace with it before, and thought this would be a fun statement piece that was suitably bright for the summery designs we were shown. I really liked the combination, and couldn't resist adding even more colour with the little peach Rebecca Minkoff small love bag. I have paired this bag with pink sandals before and I enjoyed the colours together then too. Plus this bag was overdue a wear!

As it was a little cool for a sleeveless maxi dress, especially for the morning school run and afternoon appointment, I layered the denim jacket on top.





What I wore:


Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown | awayfromtheblue

away from blue Instagram | spring maxi dress layered grey v-neck tee layered over Kmart floral maxi dress with carob brown mbmj fran bag

Necklace: thrifted Equip gold and marble station necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus pearl and rose gold bracelet stack
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

This was a very fun day! Took the boys for a very overdue haircut and a tiny trim for myself - I am growing my hair out to donate it again but I need to get better at regularly getting it trimmed so it grows in healthier! After the haircut we wandered through the shopping centre to check out the opshop which was preloved book heaven - tables and tables of books. I tried to quickly browse through and pick up a few from authors I've enjoyed reading already, and the kids got a big book haul too!

Had a wonderful picnic lunch as well, enjoying the summery feel of the day!

The only thing I didn't like about the summer-like spring day was that in an effort to try mix up this dress a little I wore the grey tee over it, and it turned into a much too hot and humid day to have added an extra layer! I did like the outfit, just not so much walking around outside in the heat.

Just like the Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag above, this Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag is definitely overdue a wear! I used to have a little collection of Marc by Marc Jacobs bags but this is the only one I have left now - and every time I use it I love it, it was nice to get it out again and I loved how it fit everything including all of our water bottles and some snacks inside. Have been using it more since, it was a good decision to get it out my handbag cupboard for this day!



How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is easy to layer up in spring! Try a denim jacket over the top for a cooler day or a simple tee on a warmer day.


Weekday Wear Linkup #92


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Thursday, 8 October 2020

Printed Shorts and Cardigans For Spring With Blue Bags

I was so excited when it started warming up for spring as I'd wanted to try a few shorts and cardigan outfits! September brought some very warm weather with it though, so I haven't been able to wear this combination as much as I'd like. I did enjoy wearing it when I could though, just a handful of times. A cardigan is a nice way to add more colour to a grey tee and printed shorts outfit.

What I wore:

mustard cardigan with grey tee blue printed culottes shorts teal balenciaga first bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India with navy printed shorts | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | mustard cardigan grey tee printed culotte shorts spring outfit with balenciaga first bag





Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Kmart blue multi-colour beaded necklace
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
Tee: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

These shorts were a Kmart clearance find in January 2019 but this is only their 6th wear. I've done a 30 wears post on another pair of blue printed shorts before, so I have lots of ideas for how to wear these and I'm sure they will get more wear this spring and summer. I really like wearing yellow with them, even though this mustard cardigan doesn't match the lemon print on the shorts I liked the two different yellows together.

The cardigan added a fun pop with the grey tee too, and while the blue wooden beaded necklace matched some of the colours in the print, the teal Balenciaga first bag was another pop of colour that I really like wearing with yellows!

After the school run the little one and I went to the local park for a little scoot around, and ran a few errands before school pickup and then sports in the evening.





What I wore:

spring park outfit mum style purple cardigan navy accessories with grey tee black printed pull on shorts converse | awayfromblue

black printed pull on shorts with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight navy | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | black pull on printed shorts outfit with grey tee purple cardigan and navy accessories converse

Jacket: Jeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
Necklace: thrifted blue statement beaded necklace (new purchase)
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Parker printed shirred short
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

This was a very strange day, weather-wise! It was so windy in the morning we decided to take the kids to the park to fly their kite. However when the wind wasn't blowing it was really warm and sunny. I debated on shorts or jeans and in the end decided a cardigan and printed shorts combo would be perfect instead. I really enjoyed wearing this, this cardigan was nice to block some of the wind but not so thick that I felt overheated in the sun.

I like blue and purple together, so with the monochromatic grey tee and black pull on printed shorts I thought I'd add some navy blue accessories. The recently thrifted beaded necklace pairs really nicely with the Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag, and I like the way the navy works with the purple cardigan.

Nice comfortable outfit for a quiet Saturday.



How You Can Wear It:

Early spring days where it's warm enough for bare legs or bare arms but not both together is perfect weather for a cute pair of printed shorts and a light cardigan. Adding a cardigan is a good way to bring more colour to your outfit too.



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Monday, 28 September 2020

Weekday Wear Linkup: Floral Duster Kimonos With Colourful Skinny Jeans

Slightly cheating with today's Weekday Wear Linkup post, as I only wore one of these outfits during the week - the other I wore on a Sunday when I needed to get the boys out the house. Both incredibly similar though, and definitely the kind of thing I wear through the week for the school run. Duster kimonos just work so well with colourful jeans!

What I wore:

magenta skinny jeans navy tee Jeanswest melanie tropical floral print duster kimono nylon Julian backpack | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | floral duster kimono magenta pink skinny jeans

Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
Necklace: Colette marble and gold pendant drop long necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
JeansSass & Bide The Winning Day Lovestate jeans in magenta
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue

Why I wore it:

Hubby had started doing some yard work so the back yard was off limits for the kids and instead I took them out to run around along our favourite local trail. I decided at the last minute (after I'd taken these pics) to swap to my daggy walking shoes instead of my Converse and I'm glad I did as although we took their bike and scooter we left them at the side of the trail as we headed off the track a few times, and my knee needed the extra support hiking through the bush.

I really liked all the bright colours in this outfit! I wasn't sure about the navy tee with the navy floral print duster but I wanted to give it a try - I think this marle tee was the perfect one to wear with it as it wasn't too matchy-matchy, just different enough to work with the darker navy of the kimono. I matched the necklace and jeans to the print on the kimono too, picking out the tiny pink flowers in the print to wear this marble and gold necklace with my magenta Sass and Bide skinny jeans.

The Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack is my go-to bag for spending time out with the kids, fits all our water bottles and some snacks for the walk nicely!


Last wornfloral duster kimono, gold and marble necklace, navy marle tee, magenta skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack.

Other ways to wearfloral duster kimono over a dress, navy marle tee over a maxi dress, magenta skinny jeans with purple, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack with green jeans.


Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.



Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag In My Handbag Collection:






What I wore:

green floral duster and olive skinny jeans converse and rebecca minkoff micro bedford | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight with green floral kimono | awayfromtheblue



Jacket: Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: Lovisa blue leaf long necklace
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

A very similar outfit worn a few days later! Again I picked colourful jeans, Converse, a floral duster and a blue bag. The white tee again matched the print on my kimono, the white florals this time. The olive skinny jeans didn't match and I was worried that the two greens together would be too much, but I think the olive when nicely with the green of the duster and the blue leaf necklace and micro Bedford bag broke up the green nicely. I really liked this outfit!

After the school drop off we spent some time exploring the local trails again before the school pickup in the afternoon. I'm enjoying being able to get out with the kids so much in this nice weather, although I did wish a couple of times I'd worn shorts instead of jeans as it was a really warm spring day!



How You Can Wear It:

Floral dusters are a great spring layer to add to a casual jeans and tee outfit. You can use them to add extra colour or print, or match the colours in the print to the jeans and tee you wear.

Weekday Wear Linkup #89


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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
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