Showing posts with label maxi dress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maxi dress. Show all posts

Friday, 8 November 2019

Wearing Tops Over Maxi Dresses With Ankle Boots: Casual and Dressy

Following a simple outfit formula and adding a top over a printed maxi dress to make it a skirt, but creating two very different looks!

What I wore:

Brisbane Fashion Runway show 2019 touch of glitter sqequin tank over snake print maxi dress with black blazer vintage Chanel | awayfromblue

snake print maxi dress with Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | black blazer with sequin tank over snake print maxi dress for brisbane fashion runway show
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
JacketWarehouse cropped zip detail jacket
Tank: thrifted Valleygirl metallic sequin tank (gift from my mum)
DressJeanswest grey snake print maxi dress (worn as skirt)
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

Sequins and snake print together is not my normal style of dressing, but I pushed myself out of my comfort zone a little with this outfit for the Brisbane Fashion Runway show. The theme was a touch of glitter and I think this tank nailed it perfectly!

I knew I wanted to wear this snake print maxi dress but couldn't find a sequin topper, so thrifted a few possible necklace options at the opshops after spending a few weeks fruitlessly hunting for something with sequins. None of the necklaces felt quiet right with the dress but luckily my mum found this sequin tank for just $2 in her local opshop and it was exactly what I needed! Big thanks to my mum!

Apart from the $2 tank, everything else was already in my wardrobe. The cropped black blazer is one I won in a blog giveaway years ago and considered donating it a few times. Glad I kept it as it was a much cooler day than expected with the rain all morning. Thankfully it cleared up in the afternoon for the show.

Had a really fun time despite worrying I'd feel out of place, never been to an official fashion show before but Emily and Mel were great people to go with. Big thanks to Emily for the photos too!



Last worn: cropped blazer, gold tassel earrings, snake print maxi dress, Acne pistol boots, vintage Chanel bag. First time I've worn the thrifted tank my mum found me.

Other ways to wearcropped blazer and lace dress, snake print maxi dress with red clutch, Acne pistol boots and ruffle dress, vintage Chanel bag at Christmas.

Perfect for pregnancysnake print maxi dress at 39 weeks, Acne pistol boots in third trimester, vintage Chanel bag and last pregnancy pic.



Choosing A Handbag For Every Occasion:







What I wore:

casual grey tee over high low maxi skirt outfit with straw circle bag and ankle boots | away from blue

Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black with mandala print maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey tee over high low maxi dress casual spring church outfit with amerii straw circle bag
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

This was the morning after the night before! 😂 Needed something simple and comfortable after a few drinks before, during and after the fashion show! Mum life means 3 drinks in one night and staying up past my normal bed time is far too much, ha! Stuck with the same outfit formula but a lot more casual.  I love wearing this high-low maxi dress as a skirt and the grey tee was the perfect topper with it.

The black straw bag and ankle boots were simple matching accessories that made getting ready in the morning a bit easier! We made it to church but did spend the rest of the day afterwards at home, trying to relax as much as you can with two little boys!


Last worn: grey tee, pearl tassel necklace, printed maxi dress, black ankle boots, straw circle bag.

Other ways to weargrey tee and pencil skirt, printed maxi dress and denim jacket, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, straw circle bag in winter.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in second trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester.




Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

For something a little different why not try layering your maxi dress and adding a tank or tee on top to wear it as a skirt? It's a simple way to change up the look of your favourite dress and create a whole new outfit.


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Friday, 25 October 2019

Kmart Floral Dresses For Spring With Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

Like every other Aussie mum, I can't resist a Kmart bargain! While the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag I'm wearing in these outfits is more of a splurge, I picked up the first floral dress on sale for just $12 and you're sure to recognise the second floral maxi dress as an old favourite - even full price it was just $25! These floral dresses are so perfect for our spring weather in Brisbane.

What I wore:

Kmart teal floral print midi dress with mustard tassel earrings and tan MAB camera bag and ankle boots spring church outfit | awayfromblue

Kmart teal floral print midi dress with Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart teal floral midi dress with tan accessories spring church outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings (new purchase)
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

While I've shared this on the blog before, this was the first time I wore this beautiful floral mid dress. I decided to wear it with the new earrings I picked up in the Kmart clearance too, I liked the way the mustard looked with the teal of the dress! I kept the rest of the accessories neutral with my matchy-matchy tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. I loved how comfortable this dress was to wear, such a nice option to attend church.

I did hesitate buying this dress for a second because of the long sleeves - wasn't sure if I'd get much wear out of it this year with Brisbane having such a hot start to Spring so far! I do like wearing long sleeved dresses in summer for the extra sun protection though and this didn't feel too hot at all, was such a nice dress to wear on a warm spring day.


Last worn: teal floral midi dress, tan ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've worn the mustard tassel earrings as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearteal floral midi dress in the office, tan ankle boots and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and denim shorts.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with Jeanswest denim moto jacket statement necklace tan bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with denim moto jacket statement necklace night out dinner otufit
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This Kmart tiered tropical floral print maxi dress is an old favourite - an impulse buy a few years ago after seeing a bunch of Aussie Instagrammers wearing it, it's one I keep reaching for in my wardrobe. I'm surprised I haven't hit 30 wears with it yet! (This is wear number 16.) I've worn it with denim jackets before, as it's a spaghetti strap dress it's nice to have a little extra cover on a colder spring day with a jacket.

I wore this out for a celebratory dinner, we sold our old house, yey! We've been in this house we built for a few months but it took a little time to get our old place ready to sell and then listed and sold. A little sad, it was the house we bought just before our wedding and we moved in as husband and wife so lots of memories there - we lived there 10 years! But it was much too small as our family grew.

As it was predicted to rain and a little cooler, the denim moto jacket was an easy option with this dress, and I wore the gold mouse flats to keep my feet warm and dry on the walk from the car to the restaurant. With all the bold colour in the maxi dress, the neutral gold flats were an obvious choice.

I really liked the thrifted turquoise necklace with the coral dress, and it matched the colours in the print nicely. Unfortunately, while cuddling my son as we waited for dinner, he got a bit antsy and grabbed my necklace, and pulled. One of the strings snapped, showering beads everywhere! I managed to grab the string without having too many beads fly and tried to kind of repair it a little...a reminder that I need to pick more kid friendly, less delicate necklaces when I'm out with the boys! I'm glad the necklace will live on for another wear too, as long as my hastily tied knot holds, ha!


Last worn: denim moto jacketturquoise beaded necklace, Kmart tropical coral maxi dress, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera bag (above).

Other ways to weardenim moto jacket and shift dressturquoise beaded necklace in the office, Kmart tropical coral maxi dress and kimono, gold mouse flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera bag and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.



Floral Dresses Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

A bright floral dress is an obvious choice for spring, it's the perfect season for head to toe florals! You can keep things simple and let the dress be the star when paired with neutral accessories like the MAB camera bag, or add just a little extra colour with accessories like earrings in the first outfit or a statement necklace in the second outfit. Just remember to factor in grabby toddler hands if you're a mum, to prevent necklace destruction!

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Friday, 9 August 2019

Knotted Knits Over Maxi Dresses With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

My previous post was all about wearing cosy knits with maxi skirts, today I'm showing you how I wear knits and maxi dresses together. Using a petite style hack when a top is too long for my shorter frame - just tie a knot in it! It works well with a soft knit and a maxi dress when otherwise the knit would be too long to hit at a flattering length.

What I wore: 

marle knit jumper knotted over high low maxi dress with ankle boots love bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with blue and purple outfit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | knotted blue marle knit jumper over ruffle hem high low printed maxi dress dinner outfit
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Jumper: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

This cobalt knit is one of my favourites to pull out every winter! Thrifted back in 2015, it's always so fun to wear, and I was even wearing it in my previous post too! With 13 wears so far it's doing pretty well! Much too thin for colder climates, it's perfect for Brisbane winter.

I like how the blue knit matches the blue in the print of the maxi dress! With bare legs and ankle boots, as I wore this out for a big family dinner at my parents and didn't have to be outside much - the high-low hem of the maxi dress kept my bare legs mostly covered and warm. The pink necklace doesn't match the shade of pink in the print exactly but seemed like a nice complimentary colour, and with the colourful dress, blue knit and pink necklace, the grey Rebecca Minkoff Love bag was a nice neutral choice.


Last worn: blue knit, pink tassel necklace, ruffle hem maxi dress, tan ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag.

Other ways to wearblue knit and pencil skirt, ruffle hem maxi dress on Christmas, tan ankle boots and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyblue marle knit in first trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag










What I wore:

grey marl knit jumper knotted over tropical floral print tiered maxi dress ankle boots winter | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with marle knit and printed maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | knotted grey jumper tied at waist over printed maxi dress in winter
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Knit: thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Again, wearing my Rebecca Minkoff Love bag as a neutral against a bright maxi dress with a knotted jumper, but this time I picked this grey marle knit. It's a tunic length on me, with an uneven hem, so there was a lot of fabric to tie up! I decided to tie it more in the centre, and make it more of a feature than how I tied the first knit off to the side.

Apart from one moment where this knit came unfurled just as we got to church, it stayed in place all day and I quite liked this different way of wearing it. I'm guessing I'll be wearing knits over spaghetti strap maxi dresses like this more next winter too!


Last worn: grey marle knit, navy tassel necklace, tiered maxi dress, tan boots, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey marle knit meeting a Highland Cow, tiered maxi dress in summer, tan boots and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and short.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.



Marle Knits Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A pretty spaghetti strip maxi dress can easily be worn in cooler weather with a cosy knit on top! If you're petite or want to add some extra definition to the outfit, you can knot the knit at your waist. Experiment with different knots depending on the jumper - you can create different looks with different knots and knot placement.


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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, 7 June 2019

What I Wore To Stay In A Scottish Castle: Melville Castle Hotel

We attended a wedding while we were in Scotland, in the beautiful Melville castle. Some of the castle has been turned into a hotel, so we decided to splurge a little for our 10 year wedding anniversary and stay overnight there. I highly recommend it!

What I wore:

purple maxi dress coblat louis vuitton scarf as a shawl silver mini mac bag wedding guest outfit melville castle | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | melville castle hotel wedding guest maxi dress outfit spring
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Earrings: Ana Luisa 'Olivia' tassel earrings in pink
DressJeanswest Gigi printed maxi dress in shorter length (C/O)
Shoes: NineWest "Quicken" wedges in natural
Bracelets: the usual plus vintage silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This is what I wore for the wedding. It is my usual wedding guest outfit, a pretty maxi dress and a comfortable pair of wedges. However I also had a tank layered underneath and full length leggings! 😂 It was only 10 degrees Celsius / 50 Fahrenheit so winter temps for this Aussie!

The Louis Vuitton shawl is wool blend so I tied it in the back to keep it on my shoulders and keep me warm. The venue was perfectly heated though, and aside from feeling a little cold when we stepped out into the stunning gardens to take photos, I didn't miss not having a jacket.

I picked the Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC as my bag for the night - while the boys were invited, I didn't carry anything for them as our room was so close by. The bride and groom also made sure the boys were catered for as well, with a giant bag full of multiple activities and toy cars and lollies waiting for each of them when we sat down for dinner. Such a sweet surprise. The ladies bathroom had a hamper full of all the little essentials 'just in case' from the bride too - hair spray, hair ties, bandaids, mints, perfume...etc! So thoughtful! It was an amazing wedding, beautiful venue and such a cute couple!




Last worn: Louis Vuitton shawl, blush tassel earrings, printed halterneck maxi dress, nude wedges, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearLouis Vuitton shawl for international flight, printed halterneck maxi dress and flats, nude wedges and little black dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and green pants.

Perfect for pregnancyprinted halterneck maxi dress in second trimester, nude wedges in first trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag in third trimester.


What's In My Bag & Review: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC











What I wore:

zaful mustarf floral ruffle hem dress with camel trench coat fleece lined tights | away from blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | melville castle hotel entrance mustard floral dress trench coat for spring
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
DressZaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

The morning after the wedding (as another indication of how thoughtful the bride and groom were) we were all invited to celebrate with them in a post-wedding breakfast, going over the best parts of the day before and enjoying some yummy food. I wanted to be a little dressed up for this, so I wore my mustard floral print ruffle dress. Perfect for easy post-wedding dressing (hubby took the boys to bed early as I partied on until the end!) and the long sleeves helped keep me cosy, especially with the camel trench coat over the top.

I mentioned to hubby I wish I'd had more time at the castle - there were so many great spots for photos! I figured this spot from out the front before we hopped into the car and went to church was the easiest though, it's nice to be able to show you the other side of the castle.

I packed lightly for our castle stay, leaving everything else at our main accommodation, so I wore the same earrings and bag as the night before (although we also had the baby bag with us this time).


Last worn: camel trench, statement earrings (above), Tiffany necklace, mustard floral dress, ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearcamel trench in the office, mustard floral dress in summer, ankle boots and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in first trimester, ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in second trimester.





Printed Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A printed dress is such an easy outfit, you can glam it up with a pair of wedges or dress it down with ankle boots and a trench coat. A wonderful outfit choice for a weekend away in a Scottish castle!


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Friday, 24 May 2019

Maxi Dresses With Denim Jackets, Ankle Boots and Cross Body Bags

I love dresses and ankle boots in autumn! And although it's a lot cooler in Brisbane with winter just a few days away, (and I'm freezing away in Scotland!) a light denim jacket was all that was needed on the warmer early autumn days when I wore these outfits.

What I wore:

Autumn maxi dress acne pistol ankle boots denim jacket brunch outfit Brisbane bayside mum style | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | printed maxi dress denim jacket vintage chanel back acne pistol ankle boots autumn mum style bayside manly
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

I wore this pretty maxi dress out to brunch with some other Brisbane style Instagrammers. When I first tried on this dress in Jeanswest back in Spring last year I was wearing ankle boots and I loved how it looked - so I am glad with the cooler weather I got to give this combination a wear!

We all caught up for a wonderful brunch at Little and Oliver's on the Bayside and then some of us went and took a few extra photos afterwards. Big thanks to K for taking this shot for me!

I rarely get a chance to wear this vintage Chanel bag so I decided to wear it out since I was kid-free for a rare change! It was a nice accessory with the colourful printed dress.


Last worn: denim jacket, gold pendant necklace, printed ruffle hem maxi dress, Acne Pistol boots, vintage Chanel flap bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and shorts, printed ruffle hem maxi dress and sandals, Acne Pistol boots and printed shorts, vintage Chanel flap bag and snakeprint dress.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, vintage Chanel flap bag at 39 weeks.


30 Ways To Wear A Tie Dye Maxi Dress:








What I wore:

tie dye maxi dress with ankle boots and denim jacket for autumn with blush pink accessories | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony blush pink | away from the blue 
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Repeated the outfit formula from above again with different pieces. You can't really see in the pics but I picked my tan ankle boots to go under this tie dye maxi dress with the peony pink Rebecca Minkoff Darren cross body bag and the same trusty denim jacket.

Couldn't resist being a little matchy-matchy with the blush necklace to match the blush pink bag! Wore this out to church on a rather busy day. The dress was a throw on and go easy outfit.


Last worn: denim jacket (above), pink beaded necklace, tie dye maxi dress, ASOS Chelsea boots, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket worn 30 ways, tie dye maxi dress worn 30 ways, ASOS Chelsea boots and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, ASOS Chelsea boots in second trimester.


Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Maxi dresses aren't just summer pieces! By adding boots and a jacket you can make them work for spring and autumn as well. When winter hits you might need to layer leggings or tights underneath though!



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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Maxi Dresses And Kimonos With Ankle Boots And Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote

I love layering my maxi dresses up a little for cooler weather. On Brisbane's mild autumn days, a little extra layer is all you need for the cooler mornings and evenings. A kimono is perfect!

What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with white crochet trim kimono acne pistol ankle boots autumn dinner | awayfromblue

floral maxi dress with Louis Vuitton damier azur MM neverfull tote bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | summer floral maxi dress in autumn with kimono and ankle boots LV neverfull tote
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Picked this maxi dress to wear for a family birthday dinner, but with the much cooler evening I knew I'd need an extra layer. I've worn my denim jacket with this maxi dress often, so I thought I'd try something a little different and picked this pretty crochet trim kimono instead. Being white I didn't have to worry about it clashing with the print at all.

I added the Acne pistol ankle boots for a little extra warmth. I tend to stay away from heels now with the boys but I used to wear these all the time pre-babies, they are quite comfortable and I figured dinner was a good way to reintroduce them to my wardrobe - not too much walking at all, haha!

The Louis Vuitton neverfull is a much bigger bag than I needed for dinner but it worked so well with the white kimono I had to give it a wear :)


Last worn: crochet trim kimono, navy and gold tassel necklace, Kmart floral maxi dress, Acne Pistol boots, Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull.

Other ways to wearcrochet trim kimono and denim shorts, Kmart floral maxi dress in winter, Acne Pistol boots and printed shorts, Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton damier azur neverfull in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote











What I wore:

autumn maxi dress church outfit with floral cocoon kimono ankle boots LV NF bag | away from blue

Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull tote bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | floral kimono over black embellished maxi dress autumn church style
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: M initial silver pendant necklace
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the first outfit so much, I decided to wear something similar to church. I stuck with the Louis Vuitton neverfull tote as it was already filled from the day before and I usually carry a couple of books for the boys to read quietly during the service anyway. Perfect tote for that!

I picked black ankle boots but they kind of blend into the black maxi dress a little! The necklace pick I was happier with - I am sometimes a little unsure what to pair with this dress as it has the embellished neckline, but the sparkly M initial necklace looked great.

It's not the first time I've worn this maxi dress with a kimono, but it is the first time I've paired this floral one with it. I liked the navy with the black, and the cosy kimono kept my shoulders warm in church.


Last wornfloral cocoon kimono, initial necklace, embellished black maxi dress, black ankle boots, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote (above).

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and jeans, embellished black maxi dress with belted cardigan, black ankle boots and printed shorts, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono in third trimester, embellished black maxi dress at 39 weeks, black ankle boots in second trimester, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote in third trimester.


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How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is not just a summer piece - it works well into autumn too with a few more layers! Ankle boots are an obvious choice to keep your feet cosy, and a light kimono can protect against some of the early morning or evening autumn chill in the air.


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