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Monday, 19 August 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Ombre Knit Worn 2 Ways

For today's weekday wear linkup I'm sharing two ways to wear this fun ombre knit I bought a few years ago from Jeanswest. It worked perfectly for a busy day in the office and then dinner out with some mum friends in the evening.

What I wore:

ombre knit in office with star print scarf tench coat pencil skirt magenta rebecca minkoff edie bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | awayfromtheblue

awayfromthblue Instagram | camel trench ombre knit jumper pencil skirt star print scarf magenta bag winter office outfit
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat
Scarf: star print pashmina
JumperJeanswest 'Serena' ombre knit
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

On a cold winter day, a nice knit jumper, black pencil skirt and fleece-lined tights is such an easy choice for the office, especially if you're in a casual work environment like I am. The ombre knit kept me so warm I only needed the fun star print scarf on the commute. The neutral stars pair perfectly with the camel trench coat. With all of the neutrals, even silver ballet flats, I felt this outfit needed a little pop so I wore my Rebecca Minkoff small Edie bag in magenta, such a great touch of colour.

It was a little bit of a hectic day at work, ending with a big presentation that I was quite nervous about! Thankfully I had my colleague there too helping me present, and I was relieved to get good feedback about our session afterwards, as well as some compliments on my knit! A forever classic I think.


Last worn: camel trench coat, star print scarf, ombre knit, black pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff small Edie bag.

Other ways to wearcamel trench coat and mustard dress, star print scarf and warp dress, ombre knit and leopard print jeans, black pencil skirt and printed tank in summer, silver ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff small Edie bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench coat in first trimester, star print scarf in second trimester, ombre knit in third trimester, black pencil skirt in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.


Most Used, Least Used and Cutest Handbag Tag Video!







What I wore:

leather jacket ombre knit jumper with red skinny jeans ankle boots skull scarf love bag night out | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

awayfromblue Instagram | ombre knit for night out with red skinny jeans leather jacket skull scarf love bag
Earrings: Kmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings
Jacket:  Jeanswest black leather moto jacket
Scarfred and black skull print scarf
JumperJeanswest 'Serena' ombre knit
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

After the day at work above, I quickly dashed home to get changed and get a photo before the sun set! I kept the same knit, as I love it so much, and just made a few extra changes to make a more cheerful outfit for an evening out with some mum friends trying a new restaurant.

I've worn this ombre knit with my burgundy pants before, but this is the first time I've worn it with my red jeans. I really liked the combination, and wanted to continue the red theme with the fun skull scarf. A black leather jacket seemed a more casual option than a trench coat, but still cosy, and I added some ankle boots to keep me warm. I did look at the photos afterwards and think I should have worn black ankle boots with this instead of my nude Acne pistol boots, but with these having a bit of a heel there aren't many opportunities in mum life to wear them and I jumped at the opportunity to wear them to dinner!

The coral mini MAC bag was a completely different colour, it really seems more peach than coral to me despite the official colour name,so I thought the orange and red would look nice together. I really liked this and had a wonderful night out!


Last worn: black leather jacket, navy tassel earrings, skull scarf, ombre knit (above), red skinny jeans, Acne pistol boots, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag.

Other ways to wearblack leather jacket at Disneyland, skull scarf and striped coatigan, ombre knit and purple jeans, red skinny jeans and printed tank, Acne pistol boots and maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag and navy blouse.

Perfect for pregnancyskull scarf in third trimester, ombre knit at 40 weeks, Acne pistol boots in third trimester.




Ombre Knits Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

It's great to have pieces that do double duty in the office and outside of work too! A classic neutral knit is something you will find easy to wear for so many occasions. An ombre knit looks great with other neutral pieces or can be made more fun with brighter and colourful pieces.




Weekday Wear Linkup #32


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

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Friday, 16 August 2019

Chambray Maxi Skirt and Graphic Tees Worn 2 Ways

This chambray maxi skirt has been worn a lot recently - it was so close to 30 wears and I was determined to reach that number of wears before winter was over. Much like traditional denim jeans, a chambray maxi skirt also works well with graphic tees!

What I wore:

double denim chambray maxi skirt and graphic tee with Louis Vuitton neverfull for themepark mum style | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton MM neverfull tote bag damier azur | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | seaworld double denim chambray maxi skirt and graphic tee outfit with louis vuitton neverfull
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
TeeUniqlo Mickey Mouse 'Mickey Stands' short sleeve graphic tee
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a fun day out at Seaworld on the Gold Coast with the boys. It's definitely our favourite theme park, having lots of animals for them to see and touch, animal shows, and lots of rides they can go on. I wasn't sure if it would be windy by the sea so I wore the denim jacket, but I took it off during the day as it was just too hot - a perfect day for walking around a theme park! (Yes, jackets aren't always needed in the middle of the day in Brisbane, even in winter!)

When thinking what to wear I figured I'd give my Mickey Mouse tee another wear! Last worn at Disneyland Paris, it's perfect theme park wear. I didn't feel too silly wearing it to a non-Disney park. It was a last minute purchase for our Disney trip and I was glad I bought it for that, but want to get more wear from it outside of Disney!

The Louis Vuitton Neverfull was a good carry all for a day out too, and although we did decide to take the stroller with us it wasn't really used much.


Last worn: denim jacket, Mickey mouse tee, chambray maxi skirt, glitter sneakers, Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and floral dress, Mickey mouse tee at Disneyland, chambray maxi skirt and embellished tank, glitter sneakers and sundress, Louis Vuitton Neverfull worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Louis Vuitton Neverfull at 38 weeks.


30 Ways To Wear: Chambray Maxi Skirt







What I wore:

chambray maxi skirt and graphic tee with cobalt leather jacket with red micro avery tote bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag in red with cobalt jacket and chambray skirt | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | chambray skirt graphic tee and leather jacket winter mum style
JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
Tee: Primark Edinburgh white graphic tee
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

This is another graphic tee I wore on our Europe trip! This one I bought in Edinburgh though, as a souvenir from our time there. I actually wore it on the trip home, and thankfully for a white tee, after 26 hours in the air and 3 flights with 2 toddlers it all washed out okay 😂

With the blue graphic on the white tee, I thought I'd go matchy-matchy and wear my cobalt jacket with the chambray maxi skirt. While the cobalt leather jacket is a great match for the print on the tee, the chambray maxi skirt is a different shade of blue but still compliments it nicely. It was the perfect layer on a cold winter day too. Unlike the day above, I needed my jacket on all day!

The red bag was a fun touch of colour with all of the blue, and the tan ankle boots that go with everything also helped keep me cosy on a cooler winter day. We spent the day with my mum, having some fun before I had to face the dentist in the afternoon.


Last worn: cobalt leather jacket, Edinburgh graphic tee, chambray maxi skirt (above), tan ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery.

Other ways to wearcobalt leather jacket and printed jeans, Edinburgh graphic tee with olive, chambray maxi skirt in summer, tan ankle boots and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery and red scarf.

Perfect for pregnancycobalt leather jacket in second trimester.



Chambray Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A chambray maxi skirt is just as easy to wear as any other denim option like jeans or shorts. A classic denim and tee option always works, and a graphic tee is a fun choice with a chambray maxi skirt. As you can see in the second outfit too it's easily layered up for cooler weather.


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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Two Ways To Wear Grey Kmart Leopard Print Tee In Winter

I saw this leopard print tee in Kmart and was tempted to buy it, at just $9. I decided I didn't need another grey tee though and put it back. When I stumbled across it again at just $2, I knew I had to get it! It's so soft and the leopard print is nice and subtle, it's so easy to wear! I've worn it two different ways below.

What I wore:

wearing kmart leopard print tee with green skinny jeans navy cardigan mum style winter | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey leopard print tee worn with colourful winter layers skinny jeans cardigan regan bag mum style
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Such a simple mum outfit: jeans, a tee, and Converse. Easily made suitable for winter with a cosy cardigan on top. To make this outfit a little more interesting, I went with bright green skinny jeans. While not as cheap as the leopard print tee, they were an opshop find and so also affordable, at just $5.

The green jeans and navy cardigan are a colour combination I often wear together, and I thought they complimented the neutral grey tee nicely. An easy outfit for a day at the playground and the library with the boys.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, circle pendant necklace, green skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag. First time I've worn the tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan worn two ways, green skinny jeans and wrap top, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.


Handbag Comparison: Rebecca Minkoff Regan and Micro Regan










What I wore:

wearing a grey leopard print tee in monochromatic winter maxi skirt and leather jacket outfit yellow bag | away from blue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | leather jacket maxi skirt and yellow bag way to wear grey leopard print tee in winter
JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

A busy day meant another easy outfit for mum life - this maxi skirt is a firm favourite, and the grey leopard print tee with it created a rather monochromatic outfit, especially with the leather jacket. I needed the jacket in the cooler morning but with a day of rushing around to appointments, it came off before lunchtime.

This outfit wasn't as colourful as the first one, so I couldn't resist adding a little extra colour to this with the mustard Rebecca Minkoff mirco Regan bag. Such a fun pop of colour!


Last worn: printed leather jacket, House Of Harlow sunburst necklace, leopard print tee (above), black maxi skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket worn 30 ways, black maxi skirt and foil tee, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyankle boots in second trimester.



Leopard Print Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed tee is a wardrobe staple, especially when paired with a pair of jeans. To mix things up a little you can try colourful denim instead, or swap your skinny jeans for a maxi skirt, which still provides the coverage you need when running around after two toddlers!


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Friday, 12 July 2019

Layering Maxi Dresses For Winter With Tees, Leather Jackets and Ankle Boots

I like to wear my dresses year-round, and an easy way to change up the look of a dress is by adding a tee on top. In winter it's an extra layer of warmth too! I'm wearing a frequent favourite maxi dress and a sparingly worn one for two different tee over maxi dresses looks.

What I wore:

leather jacket snake print maxi dress worn as a skirt with tee on top birthday party outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum with snake print maxi dress | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | 5th birthday party outfit tee over snake print maxi dress leather jacket colourful accessories
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
DressJeanswest grey snake print maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this for my eldest boy's birthday party! Crazy to think he's 5 years old now! We celebrated at an indoor play area with his kindy friends - nice and easy party as I didn't have to entertain a room of kindergarteners or clean up after them 😂

For something a little different, with all the animal print skirts that are around at the moment, I decided to give this pretty maxi dress a wear. It's definitely much too glam for a kids birthday party (I've worn it before to a wedding) but dressed down with ankle boots and a plain tee I thought it worked nicely as a skirt. I really liked this outfit, even if the dress as a skirt did slide down a bit - I think a belt is needed to keep it in place next time, I just wore it with the halter neck around my waist so it didn't show under the tee.

It felt a bit monochromatic for a birthday party, so I added a little extra colour with the blush tassel necklace and purple mini MAB tote bag.


Last worn: printed leather jacket, black tee, blush tassel necklace, snake print maxi dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket worn 30 ways, black tee and a-line skirt, snake print maxi dress and red clutch30 ways to wear black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancysnake print maxi dress at 39 weeksankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag in second trimester.


Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:







What I wore:

leather jacket, navy tee over floral print maxi dress sundress in winter coral rebecca minkoff love bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | winter church outfit floral print maxi dress worn as skirt tee layered over top with leather jacket
Jacket:  Jeanswest black leather moto jacket
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

This dress is one I can't wear in the middle of winter, the little crochet gaps between the tiers make it a bit too chilly on a cold day, but for a cold morning and warmer day it was perfect. I wore this out to church and actually ended up taking the leather jacket off in the afternoon as it was too warm.

I like wearing this tee over maxi dresses, so although it's the first time I've worn this tee and dress together it's not the first time I've layered this tee over a dress. It's supposed to be a cropped style, but being petite it hits as the perfect point for me so it makes it easy to wear over a long dress!

The little Rebecca Minkoff love bag I wanted to get out for another wear. Usually just a special occasion / night out bag, I thought it would look good with the coral print on this maxi dress, even if it's more peach than pink. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my new smaller wallet fits in this bag so expect to see it worn more often now I don't have to worry about taking things out of my wallet to swap into the bag when I use it.


Last worn: black leather jacket, navy cropped tee, clay necklace, tropical print maxi dress, Asos Chelsea ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag.

Other ways to wearblack leather jacket at Disneyland, navy cropped tee and printed shorts, tropical print maxi dress and converse, Asos Chelsea ankle boots and burgundy pants, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyAsos Chelsea ankle boots in second trimester.



Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

In summer a maxi dress is a nice easy all-in-one outfit option. You can layer a maxi dress up for cooler weather too, adding a tee on top for more warmth as well as a leather jacket and ankle boots. A few more layers than you need in summer, but still quite an easy outfit to pull together.


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Friday, 14 June 2019

Edinburgh: Leather Jacket, Skinny Jeans and Converse Outfit Formula

I kept with my habit of getting dressed following easily repeatable outfit formulas while we were on our trip, it worked well with my travel wardrobe. Below I'm wearing the same bag, shoes, skinny jeans, leather jacket and a scarf, but the different tops and colourful jeans I've worn with each outfit make them look rather different.

What I wore:

leather jacket, wrap top, burberry scarf, grey skinny jeans, converse. Edinburgh castle shopping outfit | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | leather jacket grey skinny jeans Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere burberry scarf

awayfromtheblue Instagram | top of Arthur Seat outfit grey skinny jeans black leather jacket pink tourist hoodie converse
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
ScarfBurberry cashmere tartan scarf
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

We went for a walk along Princess street on a rather wet day, and I hadn't yet found a place to take my outfit photo. I was so happy when we found this spot, with a beautiful view of the castle. Even though it was raining I braved the rain to get some pics before we ran undercover again. Such a wonderful view of Edinburgh castle!

We had lunch in Edinburgh after having a little browse in some stores - and a bit of shopping in Primark (we don't have it in Australia, it's kinda like Kmart!).

Afterwards I layered up a little bit more with my souvenir hoodie under my leather jacket to provide some cover from the rain and we hiked up Arthur Seat. It turned into a really clear day and we got great views, as well as surprising a few people at the summit who couldn't believe that the boys were walking up themselves.


Last worn: leather jacket, Burberry scarf, blue wrap top, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearleather jacket and grey dress, Burberry scarf and striped tee, blue wrap top and maxi skirt, grey skinny jeans in monochrome outfit, Converse and maxi skirt, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere for international flight.

Perfect for pregnancyBurberry scarf in third trimesterConverse in third trimesterLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in second trimester.


What I Packed: Hand Luggage For An International Flight







What I wore:

awayfromtheblue Instagram | top of Arthur Seat outfit grey skinny jeans black leather jacket pink tourist hoodie converse
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
Scarf:  Louis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Tee: Primark Edinburgh white graphic tee (new purchase)
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

While I have a couple more outfits to share from our time in Scotland, this is what I wore for our trip home! The Edinburgh graphic tee I'd picked up in Primark a few days before, along with my comfy olive skinny jeans and Converse.

I wanted one last pic with this wonderful view before we left, although once again I've covered up the castle! 😂 At least you can see it on my tee!

This was a really comfortable outfit for the long trip home. The boys slept a lot more on the planes, with us departing from Heathrow in the evening, and then another evening flight from Singapore to Brisbane. We kinda lost a day in the middle of the travel with the time zone changes! Surprisingly I managed to keep this white tee mostly clean, and the marks it did get on it came out easily in the wash. For just $5 (£2.50) I was impressed with the quality.


Last worn: motor leather jacket (above), Louis Vuitton scarfolive skinny jeans, Converse (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above). First time I've worn the graphic tee.

Other ways to wearmoto leather jacket and dressLouis Vuitton scarf for a weddingolive skinny jeans and printed scarf, Converse and pencil skirt, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

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



Skinny Jeans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Outfit formulas make dressing so easy, especially for a busy mum! Make a few small changes to your outfit - maybe different accessories, a different colour of jeans, and a different top, for something that feels completely new even if it's entirely inspired by what you wore the day before!


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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Olive and Grey Worn Two Ways: Skinny Jeans and Marle Knit

I thrifted this grey knit for $1 before our trip and thought it would be wonderful to bring along to keep me warm - it was certainly much too hot for the synthetic fibres in Brisbane's hot start to autumn. The time I did wear it, I wore it with my trusty olive skinny jeans. Despite having the same outfit base, olive jeans, grey knit and Converse, I changed up the scarves and outerwear to try keep the outfits different.

What I wore:

Hike up Swanston pentland Hills outfit spring trench coat olive jeans Converse  gorse Whin bushes | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | meeting a Highland Cow at Swanston olive skinny jeans grey knit outfit
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Scarf: Mickey Mouse printed scarf from Disneyland Paris
Knit: Thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this for our hike in the Pentlands. We were on a mission to see a Highland Cow or two but I had to stop and take a photo with the beautiful gorse / Whin bushes halfway up the hill. Despite it threatening rain and taking two toddlers along on a 'quiet' hike to see some wild cows, we did it! I was so thrilled to find some of the herd over another crest, just after the toddlers had given up. I came back to where they were sitting having a rest and we all walked up to see these beautiful cows in person.

While the boys I kept at a safer distance, I inched closer and closer for a quick pic. My confidence levels helped greatly by the fact that the cow had seem completely disinterested in us since we saw her, and her lack of horns!

After admiring the herd and the views a bit more we headed back down the hill before the rain, to enjoy lunch at Swanston Brasserie, another place I recommend if you're in Edinburgh. The hike up the hills works up an appetite!


Last worn: camel trench, Mickey Mouse scarf, olive skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the knit on the blog as I thrifted it for this trip back in January.

Other ways to wearcamel trench in the office, Mickey Mouse scarf with navy dress, olive skinny jeans and striped tank, Converse in the snow, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in Disneyland.

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


What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere







What I wore:

falkirk kelpies Sightseeing outfit Scotaldn in May olive skinny jeans leather jacket grey knit cobalt scarf | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | falkirk Kelpies sightseeing outfit grey knit skinny jeans Louis Vuitton scarf and speedy bag
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Knit: Thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

No wild animals this time - although we did see some statues of them! 😂 We went for a drive out to the Kelpies at Falkirk. These beautiful statues are so very large and beautiful to see in person. We had a little ice cream then headed to the large playground to have a picnic. Which had seemed like a lovely idea the day before but I admit it was a bit windy out there in the open! Thankfully the boys were running around and having so much fun they didn't notice the cold, and I was grateful I'd packed this slightly larger leather jacket to wear as even with the grey knit underneath I was able to zip this up and stay a little warmer.

My cobalt blue Louis Vuitton scarf was a nice pop of colour with the neutral grey and olive, and helped keep me warm too being a wool blend!


Last worn: leather moto jacket, Louis Vuitton scarf, grey knit (above), olive skinny jeans (above), Converse (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above).

Other ways to wearleather moto jacket and maxi skirt, Louis Vuitton scarf worn as a shawl, olive skinny jeans in the office, Converse and mustard dress, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere for travel.

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



Olive Jeans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Even if you're not living out of a suitcase, you can easily repeat an outfit combo you love and change it up slightly next time by picking different accessories or outerwear. Two neutrals like grey and olive work well together and you can add colourful scarves, different jackets, or even different necklaces or bags to change the outfit up each time you wear it.


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Monday, 10 June 2019

Black Maxi Skirt Worn 2 Ways In Winter & Weekday Wear Linkup

I packed light for our Europe trip, trying to take things I knew I'd wear. A maxi skirt is a staple for me even in winter in Australia so I thought it would work well in Scottish spring - around 10-12 degrees Celsius, so a Brisbane winter!

This black maxi skirt is a breeze to travel with, and I kept it rolled up in my hand luggage as my spare change of clothes just in case! I wore it a few times on our travels, and today I'm sharing two of those ways I wore it.

What I wore:

Maxi skirt in winter with leather jacket berry blouse and ankle boots | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram black leather jacket maxi skirt berry blouse in scotland
JacketJeanswest black leather moto jacket
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
TopJeanswest Frankie soft blouse in berry (new purchase)
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this outfit to be a little more dressed up, we weren't the only ones flying to Scotland for the wedding so we all headed to the airport to pickup someone, who sadly arrived without their luggage! A quick detour to some nearby shops later for the essentials to tide them over until their luggage arrived the next day and then we all went for diner. It was a day of a lot of excitement and good food. And I was thrilled to get an opportunity to snap a photo overlooking Edinburgh town - although I am completely blocking the view of the castle! 😂 You can see Calton hill and Arthur Seat just to the side of me.

This berry toned blouse was a last minute addition to my suitcase when it arrived just before we left. With a tank underneath, leggings and ankle boots under my maxi skirt and a leather jacket, I felt this was cosy enough for the day.

You can see more on my thoughts about what I packed and what I actually wore in my video below.


Last worn: leather jacket, necklace, black maxi skirt, ankle boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere. First time I've worn the blouse on the blog.

Other ways to wearleather jacket and dress, black maxi skirt and foil print teeblack ankle boots worn 30 ways, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere for travel.

Perfect for pregnancyankle boots in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


What I Packed: Capsule Wardrobe For My Europe Trip




Sharing what I brought with me and how much everything was worn - the winning pieces and pieces I didn't really wear!




What I wore:

maxi skirt in winter with leather jacket ankle boots purple scarf | away from blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | wrap top, maxi skirt scarf leather jacket ankle boots and mini MAc bag layered up for winter
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Another slightly dressier occasion meant pulling out my maxi skirt again. We drove into the Scottish borders for lunch to an adorable little town, that sadly like most little towns hundreds of years old was not designed to have cars driving through it! It was a bit of a hair-raising experience for someone like me who isn't a fan of driving most of the time and hates parking, navigating a hire car down these little single lane roads with cars and houses either side. I was glad I'd snapped this pic before we left, I was not looking as composed when we did find a place to park in the end! 😂

Thankfully lunch was wonderful and the location beautiful - we were happy to sit and eat and watch the rain fall, it started to dry up before we left.

Again I layered this maxi skirt up for the cooler weather, with my blue wrap top, purple scarf, cosy leather jacket and hiding some tights underneath the skirt along with the ankle boots.


Last worn: black leather jacket (above), blue wrap top, purple scarf, black maxi skirt (above), ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearblack leather jacket and jeans, blue wrap and bright pants, purple scarf and printed dress, black maxi skirt in summer, ankle boots and printed dressRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and green jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyankle boots in second trimesterRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in third trimester.


Black Maxi Skirts Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:

A maxi skirt can work just as well in winter as it does in summer! Instead of light floaty layers, think cosy heavier layers like scarves, boots, leather jackets, and even tights of leggings underneath the skirt! Works well when there's no snow around, and the ankle boots keep your feet dry and warm if it rains.





Weekday Wear Linkup #22


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