Showing posts with label kimono. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kimono. Show all posts

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, 24 December 2020

Subtle Red and Green Festive Summer Floral Duster Outfits

Hope you have a very merry Christmas tomorrow! Getting in one final post with more red and green outfits for you. I've had fun wearing this colour combo on a few days in December and this Christmas week has been a good time to share them.


What I wore:

Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono with black and white peplum tank bermuda shorts outfit subtle red and green festive style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag with navy floral duster kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | black and white peplum tee Bermuda shorts outfit with red printed floral kimono and green crossbody bag

Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
Tank: Kmart black sleeveless frill hem peplum tank
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda shorts
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag


Why I wore it:

When I thought about trying out some red and green outfits for December I wanted to ease into it as it's a very Christmassy combo and I wasn't sure I could pull it off! Picking a printed kimono full of a few different colours, one of which is red, and accessorising with a little green bag, seemed like a good way to try it out! I also wanted to wear my newly thrifted shoes for the first time. I've shared about them before, picking them up at the opshop for just $3. I spent a little time cleaning them up as they were very worn and yellowed, but I was pleased to have got them looking a bit more presentable and being able to take them out for a spin on this day. 

While the red and green combination is really subtle here the kimono is quite colourful and statement making, so I picked a simple black and white outfit to wear underneath with the peplum tank and white Bermuda shorts. They were also a thrift find! While the rose gold heart isn't an exact match with the gold hardware on the Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag I thought it was a close enough combination to go nicely together.

Was a nice quiet day - a little opshopping in the morning after the school run, and then sports in the evening after school pick up.



(Hoping for another handbag shaped present under the tree this year... 😉)





What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with peplum tee denim shorts Adidas superstar and burgundy bag subtle festive outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy with green floral duster | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | jeanswest delilah green floral duster kimono with peplum tee denim shorts burgundy bag subtle festive outfit for summer

Jacket: Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
Tee: thrifted black and white space dye peplum tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag in burgundy


Why I wore it:

I'm not entirely sure this combination worked with the green duster kimono and the burgundy bag. I didn't want to go too bright with one of my more cherry red bags. I thought this burgundy Rebecca Minkoff Avery crossbody bag would be a more subtle pairing but it wasn't as Christmassy as I hoped. Worked out nicely for the day though! Had an extremely busy day at work as I tried to wrap things up as much as possible to allow myself the opportunity to leave a little earlier and take my son out after school pickup to celebrate completing the year of school. Unfortunately, we realised that my plan to go grab ice creams was a fairly common one and we had to wait in a massive line as it seemed quite a few different parents had the same idea! 😂 The ice creams were definitely worth it though!


How You Can Wear It:


Red and green is a very festive combination, but doesn't have to be too bold. Try introducing one of the colours as an accessory like a bag as I have in these outfits, for a nod to December without feeling overdressed.






However you are celebrating Christmas this year, I hope you get to experience God's peace, comfort and joy. Feeling extremely blessed with no COVID cases in the community here in Queensland for 100 days that allows us to have Christmas with our family as we always do, I know others are not as lucky. This scheduled post will go live as we are spending Christmas eve laughing together, watching a Christmas movie, eating delicious food, making and decorating cookies and trying some festive crafts. Have a wonderful Christmas even if it doesn't look like you had hoped.



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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, 26 October 2020

Colourful Spring Denim Outfits With White Kimonos and Navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag

For today's Weekday Wear Link up, two colourful spring outfits with denim and kimonos - a frequently worn outfit combination of mine, especially in the warm weather as it's spring right now in Brisbane. However I didn't love both of these outfits equally.


What I wore:

white crochet kimono with printed cami and green skinny jeans navy rebecca minkoff regan bag | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | green skinny jeanas with crochet kimono printed cami navy bag in mangrove boardwalk


JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono c/o
NecklaceRoie Designs feather, quartz and love charm long necklace
Cami: Jeanswest Audrey tonal print tank
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

I really liked the idea of this outfit when I planned it out in my head. The Rebecca Minkoff navy Regan bag is something I've frequently worn with these green jeans in the past, I like the two together. I thought this printed cami would be a fun addition, a top I hadn't worn in a while. And the white crochet detail kimono was a nice neutral block colour topper over all the print and colour.

We took advantage of the public holiday and headed out on another walk with the kids, through the mangrove boardwalk along the bay. It was a little breezy at home so I anticipated it being quite cool and windy walking along the shoreline, like previous visits, so I wore the jeans instead of shorts. This was a mistake and I was SO hot, there was oddly no breeze coming off the water and I really wished I hadn't worn jeans! Not the best outfit for the day, despite having liked it so much in the morning.





What I wore:

orange and black shorts and tee outfit with digital print kimono statement necklace converse spring style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon with marigold orange tee and kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | digital print kimono, marigold bright tee statement necklace shorts and converse spring style

Jacket: thrifted digital print no label kimono
Necklace: thrifted gold and cream multi strand pearl necklace
Tee: Jeanswest essential v-neck tee in marigold
Shorts: Jeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

In contrast to the outfit above, I did wonder a few times if I should have worn jeans instead of shorts! Spent the day with the kids and my mum at the beach, enjoying the sunshine although it was a bit windy and cool in the shade. Was so nice sitting on the sand in the sun though. Even Cooper went in for a paddle into the water and he's not normally a fan of getting wet!

As we didn't have a plan for the day in the morning I'd just picked something comfortable and colourful, with this marigold tee and digital print kimono. I was eager to wear this fun statement necklace again too, it's so light and easy to wear. I did like the black shorts to match the black print on the kimono too, even if I wished they were jeans a couple of times when I got cold! My Rebecca Minkoff navy Regan bag was great for carrying everything the boys and I needed, although it did end up a little full of sand at the end of the day!


How You Can Wear It:

Kimonos and denim is a style staple in spring! You can add some colour to an outfit with a bright tee, colourful jeans or a brightly patterned kimono itself.




Weekday Wear Linkup #93


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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Purple Tees, Printed Kimonos, Denim Shorts And Rebecca Minkoff Julian Bag

Two simple but colourful outfits for hot spring days: denim shorts, Converse and printed kimonos with purple tees. Both of these tees are different shades from the colours in the kimonos, but I think they work well together! The bright blue Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack adds an extra burst of colour to each outfit too.

What I wore:

digital print kimono with distressed denim shorts lilac tee julian backpack | awayfromblue

lilac tee, Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | denim shorts lilac tee printed kimono playground outfit with rebecca minkoff julian bag

Jacket: thrifted digital print no label kimono (new purchase)
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
Shorts: thrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue

Why I wore it:

Wore this on a particularly hot and humid day! We tried to head out early to explore a local bike trail - and with things getting a bit safer with less virus cases around in Queensland I let the kids enjoy the playground along the trail too. We haven't been visiting playgrounds as much as we used to, although they have been open for a long time here. People don't social distance and they can be a bit crowded so I prefer staying away - but the boys enjoyed visiting this old favourite playground again for something different, even if I was constantly getting out the hand sanitiser!

Didn't stay as long as I'd hoped as it was a really hot day, but the kids had fun for a little while.

I expected to spend more time in the playground and less walking along the trail, so I wore my Converse as I didn't need as much support for my knee. I'd thought of wearing this purple tee with the printed kimono when I spotted it in the opshop, even though the print on the kimono is magenta, I thought the purple tee went really nicely with it!

The Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack is always a good choice on days out with the kids as it holds water bottles and snacks well.





What I wore:

red printed kimono, wine tee, bermuda denim shorts and converse weekend style | away from the blue

red printed kimono, Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue worn on shoulder | away from blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | red printed kimono with purple wine tee bermuda denim shorts weekend mum style


Jacket: Choies red vintage pattern kimono
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversized tee in wine
Shorts: Jeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue

Why I wore it:

This tee is kind of between burgundy and purple - it's official colour name is wine but I thought it looked burgundy enough to pair with this red printed kimono, for something just a shade different. it ended up looking significantly different when worn side by side, but I liked the combination enough to give it a go!

Headed out with hubby to go check out bikes with the boys, something we want to buy as a Christmas present but the stock shortages around Australia make that tricky! It was a bit of an unsuccessful shopping trip, so to rescue the day we headed out in the afternoon after it cooled down a little for a walk around a local trail. I'd swapped my Converse I'd worn in the morning to my daggy but much more supportive sneakers, I really need them for this longer trail.

I'd been looking around for a good spot to take a pic when we came across the red flowers on this tree, the perfect location, as it matched the kimono so well! This was a really comfortable outfit for the weekend.
 


How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and tee is a staple outfit for a hot day - and you can add a little more interest to your outfit with a fun printed kimono. Even if the colours in the print don't match the tee you are wearing!



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Monday, 24 August 2020

Yellow and Turquoise With Neutral Skinny Jeans Outfits

For today's Weekday Wear Link up, two outfits with similar colour schemes of mustard yellow and turquoise, but two very different resulting outfits. One I needed to layer a little more than the other, as winter draws to an end here in Queensland and we get a mix of warmer and cooler days before spring official starts in September.

What I wore:

turquoise and mustard yellow tee skinny jeans and floral duster kimono outfit | away from the blue

Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India turquoise moto bag | away from blue





Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
NecklaceRoie Designs feather, quartz and love charm long necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India
 

Why I wore it:

With the suddenly warmer weather I wanted to get one of my kimonos out again! This duster one is great as it has longer sleeves that I appreciated doing the school drop off in the morning when it was a bit cooler. It was really warm in the afternoon though and I was glad it's not too thick a fabric!

I've worn it with yellow before, but it's the first time I've paired this mustard tee with it and I really liked the combination. The turquoise Balenciaga first bag is something I've accessorised this kimono with before though, such a fun way to wear even more colour to the already colourful print.

These Nobody Denim skinny jeans are a firm favourite as they go with everything and with the comfortable stretch in them they were perfect for a day of working from home with the school run and an afternoon specialists appointment.






What I wore:

mustard cardigan with monochrome grey skinny jeans and tee outfit, converse, skull scarf and Balenciaga first bag | awayfromblue

mustard cardigan with turquoise Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram mustard cardigan and teal and turquoise skull scarf and Balenciaga first bag

Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen azure wool skull scarf
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

This was a busy day, with an early appointment for my youngest right after school drop off. I had to drive into the city for it and although I know some work places are back it was still busier than I expected on the drive in.

As it was a bit of a chilly morning I took advantage of needing to layer by adding some colourful pieces to an otherwise monochrome outfit. It's the first time I've worn this grey tee and the grey skinny jeans together but they were a great outfit base for the teal and turquoise Alexander McQueen skull scarf and the mustard cardigan. I liked how the turquoise skulls matched the Balenciaga first bag too.


Last wornmustard cardigan, teal skull scarf, grey v neck tee, grey skinny jeans, Converse (above), Balenciaga turquoise first bag (above).

How You Can Wear It:

Yellow and blue look great together, and turquoise and mustard are a nice example of that. With a bold colour combo you can keep the rest of your outfit neutral like I did in the second outfit with the monochrome grey, or add even more colour with a bright printed piece like the kimono in the first outfit.




Weekday Wear Linkup #84


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