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Friday, 3 July 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Turquoise Tassel Necklace

Sharing another accessory for this month's 30 wears series. Each month I look through my blog archives and pick out pieces I've worn 30 times or more to put together these posts and give you some inspiration for how you can rewear pieces in your own wardrobe. I got the idea from The True Cost documentary.

With staying home more and getting dressed less I'm not hitting 30 wears as much as I usually would with my clothes, although I'm sure my pyjamas and loungewear have great numbers of wear now! So I had a look around for other things I might have hit 30 wears with and found I've worn this cute turquoise tassel necklace 32 times! It's not the first necklace I've hit that goal with either, I wore a teething necklace well over 30 times when the kids were younger!


30 Ways To Wear: Turquoise Tassel Necklace


30 ways to wear a turquoise tassel necklace away from the blue blog


The colours of this necklace are beautiful! With the gold chain, cloudy white stone pendant and the little beaded turquoise tassels, it really goes with so much and is often the perfect finishing touch to an outfit. I've heard turquoise jewellery goes with everything and this necklace proves that! Neutrals, greens, blues, yellow, reds, orange, pink... it works with every colour.

Cost Per Wear


This tassel necklace was an impulse buy at Jeanswest during a shopping trip with my sister, back in October 2018. It was on sale for $14.99, which was 40% off so I got a bargain! At 32 wears, it works out at 47 cents a wear which is pretty good. It still looks new, none of the gold tone has started rubbing off the hardware, so I know I'll get a lot more wear from it in future too.



Matching Turquoise Necklace To Other Pieces In An Outfit


5 outfit ideas, Matching Turquoise Necklace To Other Pieces In An Outfit | awayfromtheblue


You know if you have followed me for a while that I love a bit of matchy-matchy! If you're not sure how to wear a colourful necklace like this try matching it with other turquoise pieces in your outfit! I like wearing my aqua Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag, or my teal Balenciaga first bag with this necklace bit you can also match it to a print of something you're wearing like I have with the maxi dresses.



Turquoise Necklace With Green


4 ways to try a Turquoise Necklace With Green | awayfromblue


Turquoise is not too similar to wear with green! I've found that no matter the shade of green - a neutral olive or a brighter emerald, this turquoise necklace compliments it well. 



Turquoise Necklace With Blue


4 outfit ideas of a Turquoise Necklace With Blue outfit pieces awayfromblue blog


Just like with the green outfits above, any shade of blue in your outfit pairs nicely with a turquoise necklace. I do quite like wearing this necklace with that navy printed maxi dress though 😂 You can see it works just as well with the cobalt knit or the pale blue denim jacket.



Turquoise Necklace With Red


turquoise necklace with red worn 4 ways to wear | away from blue


I love the contrast of turquoise and red together! Blue and red is a colour pairing I wear a lot and once I decided to try this turquoise necklace with red I just kept repeating it. It's a good way to add an extra touch of colour to your outfit.



Turquoise Necklace With Neutrals


Turquoise Necklace With Neutrals 4 outfit ideas | away from blue


While I've worn this necklace with a few different colours above it's also really good against a neutral outfit, or a neutral piece in your outfit. It really pops and stands out against black or grey.



Turquoise Tassel Necklace In The Office


4 outfit ideas wearing a boho turquoise tassel necklace to office pencil skirt | awayfromtheblue


A tassel necklace brings a little touch of boho to your outfit and it doesn't just work with casual outfits, it looks pretty good in the office too with a pencil skirt to stop your outfit looking overly formal. I've worn this to the office a lot, back when we all used to work in offices...



Adding a Turquoise Necklace As An Extra Colour In An Outfit


5 different outfit and colour combination ideas with a turquoise tassel necklace | away from blue


Because turquoise goes with everything, I like to add this necklace to an outfit as a way of introducing a third or fourth colour without trying too hard. If you're unsure you can try match it with something else like I have with the bag in the last maxi skirt outfit there, or you can just add it as an extra pop of colour against an already colourful outfit. Orange, green and yellow, green and yellow and blue...it works with any colour combination!



Similar Necklaces Under $50:





Monday, 22 June 2020

Kimonos In Winter With Skinny Jeans, Grey Tees and Converse

Sticking with the jeans and tee outfit formula that has been on repeat lately - it's perfect for winter days! To mix things up a little, I'm wearing some slightly different colour schemes with grey tees, red (and burgundy) jeans, and then some very different kimonos to suit the different temperatures that week!

What I wore:


Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Top: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I was glad it was a warm day to give me another chance to wear this duster kimono - I picked it up in the January sales and while it was a complete impulse buy I've been liking how easy it's been to integrate into my wardrobe. I've used the colours in the prints to match it to yellow and a different shade of red before, I knew it would make a great matchy-matchy combo with these red skinny jeans.

Like the skinny jeans that were a thrift find, this grey tunic was another opshop find. And since I got it in a "fill a bag for $5" sale it works out to about 63 cents! With the bright jeans and the printed kimono I thought a nice neutral grey tee was a great piece to wear in between and I was hoping the thrifted pieces would bring me luck at the opshop! I really liked the silver necklace with this outfit too, even if the hardware on the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag is gold.

After the school drop off the little one and I headed out to our recently reopened opshop. There were a few new rules, such as using hand sanitiser and wearing the provided gloves, but it's a small store so actual social distancing was tricky! I bought a couple of things - a book for myself and some DVDs and a PJ masks playset for the kids. I didn't get a chance to look at much else as my son was fairly insistent that we had to pay for the toy and take it home right away so he could play with it 😂 It is missing a few pieces based on what I can find online but it was just $2 so I wasn't going to say no!


Last worn: floral duster kimono, grey tunic tee, silver necklace, red skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearfloral duster kimono and shorts, grey tunic tee and pencil skirt, red skinny jeans and peplum tee, Converse and printed dresses, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and matching boots.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC vs MAB Camera Bag







What I wore:



JacketRebecca Minkoff Ruana poncho
Necklace: Colette tortoise shell acrylic disc tassel necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Harper skinny pant in Russet
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Unlike the kimono above, this was made for winter! Last time I wore it it was much too warm, but when the winter weather arrived again later in the week this was the perfect outfit. I wore this to work from home, and to pop out in the afternoon to pick up some party supplies for my son's upcoming birthday party.

This poncho / kimono is just a big cosy knitted blanket so it was perfect for the cooler evening and so comfortable for working from home. But a more dressed up option than an actual blanket or my usual go-to bathrobe 😂

This darker grey tee is one of my favourites and it was definitely overdue a wear again! With the darker grey I thought these burgundy skinny jeans were a good accompaniment. The woven kimono makes enough of a statement on its own but I couldn't resist adding a couple extra prints with the striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and the tortoiseshell necklace.

The only downside to this outfit was that I kept getting the kimono caught on things all day!


How You Can Wear It:

Kimonos are fun ways to add more interest to a plain shorts and tee outfit. While a longer sleeved duster kimono might work on a warmer winter day, a cosy knitted version comes in helpful on the colder days!




Weekday Wear Linkup #76


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Friday, 12 June 2020

Printed Dresses Layered With Cardigans, Leggings and Converse For Winter

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

What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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


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

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

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


Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:








What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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


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

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

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


Colourful Cardigans Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

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


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Monday, 25 May 2020

Green and Yellow Worn Two Ways: Jeans and Tee | Weekday Wear Link Up

Jeans and and a tee again! It was my home isolation outfit of choice back when I wanted to get out of pyjamas or loungewear, but also didn't want to put in too much effort if I wasn't going anywhere.

This time I round I paired my yellow tees with green jeans and some cardigans, as the autumn weather had truly arrived in Brisbane and the extra layer was needed. Now it's properly winter and a few more layers are required.

What I wore:

pastel yellow tee with olive skinny jeans and grey cardigan autumn work from home style | away from blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram| grey cardigan with pastel yellow tee and olive skinny jeans
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Necklace: Colette tortoise shell acrylic disc tassel necklace
Tee: Jeanswest essential v-neck tee in elfin yellow
Jeans: Jeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas

Why I wore it:

It's not the first time I've worn this yellow tee with olive - it looked nice with my olive shorts so I knew I'd wear it with these olive jeans in the cooler weather. I really liked the combination, i think the muted shades work so well together. I added a necklace for a little bit of extra interest to my outfit and I think with the long necklace and long grey cardigan the tee looked better untucked - it's a bit oversized so I usually tuck it in, but I liked the longer lines of this outfit.

The grey cardigan wasn't quite as cosy as my daggy old bathrobe I usually wear around the house, but it was a more formal choice for a couple of zoom sessions I had on that day!


Last worn: yellow tee, tortoiseshell necklace, grey cardigan, olive skinny jeans, Havaianas.

Other ways to wearyellow tee and red maxi skirt, grey cardigan and maxi skirt, olive skinny jeans for a long haul flight.



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What I wore:

navy waterfall cardigan with mustard yellow tee and green skinny jeans statement necklace speedy b bag | awayfromblue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | green jeans and mustard yellow tee outfit autumn with navy waterfall cardigan louis vuitton speedy bandouliere
Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

This was a much bolder outfit with the mustard tee and the green skinny jeans. Again, this isn't a new colour combination for me, I love wearing my little mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag with these green jeans, but it was the first time I'd worn this mustard tee and jeans together. As it was such a cold morning and I had to pop out to the post office, I added another colour to my outfit with this cosy navy cardigan.

Again, I've worn this navy cardigan with the green jeans before, but I really liked the way the trio of colours worked together in this outfit. Especially with the matching navy necklace! The Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag was a nice neutral with all of the colours in my outfit, and it was still packed and ready to go after my last trip out the house a few days before.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, mustard tee, statement necklacegreen skinny jeans, New Balance sneakers, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan and pencil skirt, mustard tee worn two ways, green skinny jeans and floral kimono, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and maxi skirt.


Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.




Yellow Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A yellow tee is a fun colour to have in your wardrobe! Yellow is a bright pop with a neutral pair of blue jeans but it works well with other colours like green and navy too.



Weekday Wear Linkup #72


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Friday, 22 May 2020

Two Ways To Wear a Graphic Tee With Printed Pieces

With working from home, I'm wearing a lot of tees when I do get out of loungewear or pyjamas. Thankfully over the past few years of motherhood I've realised tees are a wardrobe staple for me and I have a few in my wardrobe!

Today I'm continuing the tee wearing and sharing two different ways I recently wore a couple of graphic tees, both with other printed pieces in my outfit.

What I wore:


navy graphic tee and red printed maxi skirt | stay at home style Away From Blue

Tee: Monsterthreads star print graphic tee
Skirtthrifted Billabong 'Don't Think Of It' bikini red printed maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas

Why I wore it:

This maxi skirt is a great work from home piece as it's so comfortable with the elastic waist! And all that fabric is like having your legs wrapped up in a blanket 😂

I wear this red maxi skirt with navy a lot, I really like the combination. This is the first time I've worn this graphic tee with it though, I wasn't sure if the print on the tee would be too much with the print on the skirt. Isolating at home was the perfect time to give this new combination a try, as aside from the postman and some neighbours, oh and my in laws, no one saw this outfit. I really liked it though and I'm happy I tried these two things together!


Last worn: navy graphic tee, red printed maxi skirt, Havaianas.

Other ways to wearnavy graphic tee and shorts, red printed maxi skirt and leather jacket.


What Bag I'd Wear With These Outfits:

If I was still using and enjoying my handbag collection and not worried about transferring germs inside the house whenever I swapped them out, this would be the bag I'd wear with these outfits - the metallic silver goes with everything!






What I wore:

floral kimono and primark Edinburgh graphic tee olive skinny jeans | away from the blue

JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Tee: Primark Edinburgh white graphic tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas

Why I wore it:

This was another opportunity to try something new, with a graphic tee and floral print. I wore this when I was so close to 30 wears of this floral kimono, thought I'd try something a little different and wear it with this Edinburgh graphic tee I picked up on our Europe trip last year.  I thought the blue in the graphic would work nicely with the navy kimono. Plus it was a nice way to change it up a little as I've worn this tee and olive jeans together before.

Not 100% sure this worked, not one of my favourite outfits but it was fun to try. And with the olive jeans it was comfortable and warm for a quick trip to the post office after helping the kids complete their online learning at home. So good that the schools are back so I don't have to struggle with online learning for a 4 and 5 year old any more!


Last worn: navy floral kimono, Edinburgh graphic tee, olive skinny jeans, Havaianas (above).

Other ways to wearnavy floral kimono worn 30 ways, Edinburgh graphic tee and chambray skirt, olive skinny jeans and leather jacket.

Perfect for pregnancynavy floral kimono in third trimester.



Graphic Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It

A graphic tee is something that looks good with skirts or jeans! To try mix it up a little you can pair a graphic tee with another printed piece in your outfit, like these outfits with the maxi skirt or kimono.


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Monday, 18 May 2020

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

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere









What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Skater Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

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



Weekday Wear Linkup #71


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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, 6 April 2020

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

Perfect for pregnancy camel ballet flats in third trimester.


Balenciaga Bag Reveal: Turquoise First Bag











What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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

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


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

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


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





Weekday Wear Linkup #65


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