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

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Blue Tanks and Printed maxi Skirts With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

While these outfits have very different colours in them, they both follow the same outfit formula of a blue block colour tank paired with a printed maxi skirt. Both of these printed skirts are such light choices for a hot summer day. And it was hot when I wore these, the week before Christmas.

What I wore:

turqouise tank with Ally Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt rebecca minkoff love bag and guitar strap | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | ally Fashion blue border print floral boho maxi skirt with matching turquoise tank shopping outfit
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Necklace: engraved interlinked silver circle family name necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise
Skirt: Ally Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus vintage silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap

Why I wore it:

When I saw this maxi skirt I knew I'd go the matchy-matchy route and wear it with my turquoise tank right away! I was out at the movies with my mum and sister when we had a walk around the shops and saw a sale on skirts and mum offered to buy us one each for Christmas. Was the perfect thing to wear a couple of days later when we went for our annual pre-Christmas shopping trip. We hit up the outlets on the coast and even though I didn't need to buy any more Christmas presents I picked up a couple extra things and we had a great time! Even if I do regret leaving a massively reduced bag behind and not buying it 😂

The studded sandals were an attempt to make my outfit more dressed up too, as I didn't expect to be doing any shopping for me....ended up unbuckling them many times, which was a bit of a pain as they have 3 buckles each. The sales assistant at Sass and Bide was quite concerned how much time I was taking trying on a single pair of jeans - we all laughed as I explained I'd gotten out of the jeans a long time ago I was just stuck buckling up my impractical shoes. Didn't get the jeans after all of that either! 😂

After shopping we went out for dinner so I decided to swap out the regular chain strap on the Rebecca Minkoff love bag for this blingy embellished bag strap. It's a fun combination and one I wear a lot.


Last worn: navy tassel earrings, turquoise tank, studded gladiator sandals, embellished bag strap, Rebecca Minkoff love bag. First time I've worn the maxi skirt and the necklace as they are recent gifts.

Other ways to wearturquoise tank and pencil skirt, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, embellished bag strap with monochrome outfit, Rebecca Minkoff love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff love bag in second trimester.


30 Ways to Wear Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag:










What I wore:

navy breastfeeding tank and red boho print billabong maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff Love bag | away from blue

red boho printed maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | breastfeeding outfit for church navy tank and red printed maxi skirt
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
Top: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Needed something simple for church before Christmas. We'd had a busy week before it so I went with this super comfortable red printed maxi skirt which is so nice on a hot day. I picked the navy tank as I felt like it had been a while since I last wore it. While it is a breastfeeding tank, I have kept it around in my wardrobe as I think the neutral navy goes with everything and it's a soft bamboo fabric, it's a dream to wear!

Stuck with the grey Rebecca Minkoff love bag I wore in the first outfit, but swapped to the regular chain strap that came with it to keep things simple. After church and grocery shopping it was a quiet afternoon and then watching a Christmas movie to ease us into the holidays!


Last worn: navy breastfeeding tanksilver multi strand necklacered printed maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy breastfeeding tank and jeans, red printed maxi skirt and band tee, Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag and sundress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy breastfeeding tank in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag in third trimester.



Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A plain tank is an easy pairing with a printed maxi skirt. A basic block colour tank works well either matching or contrasting. You can pick a colour out of the print to wear on top and match like I have in the first outfit, or add a contrasting colour like I have in the second outfit. 


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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Black Maxi Skirts And Printed Tanks With Matching Bags and Necklaces

Summer Christmas parties are easy to dress for when I stick to a simple outfit formula like I have here. A printed tank, black maxi skirt and a matching bag and necklace in festive colours works well, never over or under dressed! While I wore these back in December for a couple of Christmas parties, they are not so festive that they couldn't be worn other times of the year!

What I wore:

colourful mixed print tank with green necklace and rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip crossbody bag black maxi skirt | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | mixed print tank with green statement necklace matching rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip bag black maxi skirt mum style
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
Tank: thrifted Target mixed print colourful printed tank
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

I had this tank in mind for an upcoming Christmas party as I thought the red in the print would look so festive with green accessories! I really liked the way this outfit turned out. the matching necklace and Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag always look good together and with a subtle touch of red in the mixed print tank were a big festive touch. The black drawstring maxi skirt was a good base with all of the colour too!

It was a hot day with a big storm in the afternoon so I was thankful for the slits in the sides of this maxi skirt, kept me cool as we ran around running errands and getting some food to take to the party.


Last worn: mixed print tank, green statement necklace, black drawstring maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearmixed print tank and shortsblack drawstring maxi skirt in capsule wardrobe, studded sandals and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in second trimester.


Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:






What I wore:

leaf print tank with black drawstring maxi skirt red statement necklace and rebecca minkoff avery bag | away from the blue

black maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram black maxi skirt with leaf print tank red accessories and rebecca minkoff bag summer Christmas party mum outfit
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
TankJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus gold leaf cuff
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

I'd planned to wear a green necklace with this outfit to look really festive for our final Christmas party of the season but wasn't sure it worked with the neckline of this fern print tank when I put it on. I didn't want to wear the green necklace above again, although I thought it would work, as it had been getting a lot of wear over December!

I decided to go matchy-matchy with the red necklace, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag and red statement necklace. Even the gold leaf cuff matched the gold hardware on the bag and the leaf print on the tank.

Again we had a busy morning before the party but spent some time with friends in the playground before it got too hot. The party was really fun too and worth the wait being the last one of December!


Last worn: leaf print tank, gold leaf cuff, red statement necklace, black drawstring maxi skirt, studded sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote.

Other ways to wearleaf print tank and blazer, black drawstring maxi skirt at Disneyland, studded sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: studded sandals in third trimester.



Printed Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed tank is a fun option for a Christmas party, especially if you stick to festive colours like red or green. They are things you can easily wear year round too, and with all the colour and print a black maxi skirt is a good pairing.



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Monday, 6 January 2020

Weekday Wear Linkup! What I Wore For Christmas - Casual and Dressy With Gold Earrings

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing what I wore for Christmas!

I wore a maxi skirt for Christmas eve and a maxi dress for the big day, both accessorised with cross body bags and some pretty gold earrings. Two very different outfits though, as we dress down for Christmas eve and dress up for Christmas day. Both days are filled with family but Christmas eve is a lot more casual as we decorate cookies, attempt Christmas craft and snack as we watch a Christmas movie. Christmas day we dress up to enjoy the family time, unwrap gifts, and have a big delicious feast.

What I wore:

casual Christmas eve outfit glitter santa novelty tee with maxi skirt red bag and gold bauble earrings | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag with ribbon and bell Christmas bracelet| away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | casual Christmas eve outfit festive Santa glitter tee with gold bauble earrings and red rebecca minkoff bag
Earrings: Colette Ciao Bella glitter ball drop earrings
Tee: festive glitter Santa tee
Skirt: thrifted pinstripe maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas (gift from mum)
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!)
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Another year of wearing my novelty Santa tee! My sister bought us all these festive glitter tees one year and so every year my question about what to wear for Christmas eve is partially answered - depending on the weather I might wear shorts or a maxi skirt with the tee. It was a little cooler and threatening rain so I figured a maxi skirt was perfect to stop me being too hot or too cold. The day was rain free but there was a huge storm in the afternoon which meant we stayed a little later at my parents until it had blown over!

The gold earrings were a recent gift from my mum - I spotted them while we were out shopping before Christmas and she bought them for me when we were browsing Colette. They look so much little gold baubles I just had to have them, and knew that they would fit in with the glitter on my tee and the Christmas bell and ribbon bracelet (another tradition, just as much as the tee is!). I'm hoping that because they are a classic gold I will get some wear from them outside December too. They look a lot more subtle in the pictures than they do in person!

Kept it simple with the bag. Red and green is so festive so this cute little red Rebecca Minkoff bag was an obvious choice. I wore it last year too!


Last worn: festive tee, pinstripe maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag. First time I've worn the gold earrings as they were a recent gift.

Other ways to wearfestive tee and shorts, pinstripe maxi skirt and pink scarf, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancyfestive tee in second trimester.


Christmas Q&A Tag Video:







What I wore:

Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress for Christmas day with mixed metal accessories silver bracelet stack gold earrings vintage Chanel bag | awayfromblue

Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap bag with silver bracelet stack | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | kmart tropical floral print maxi dress with gold earrings silver bracelets and vintage Chanel flap bag for Christmas day
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
Dress: Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress (gift from mum)
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus vintage silver charm bracelet, diamond and pearl bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

A much dressier outfit for the big day - we spent the morning at home with the kids, unwrapping presents and enjoying their surprise with everything Santa brought them. Then it was off to the first set of grandparents for more presents before leaving again to end the day down the coast with my family. It's a bit of travelling for one day but it's good to see everyone. Photo is a little dark as it was quite cloudy when I took this pic in the morning and I didn't want to open up the blinds - we had some toys in the back yard for a big Christmas surprise once all the presents were open!

If you're a frequent reader you'll know that I love my Kmart floral dresses! I had went into the store with my mum a few weeks before Christmas to check out another dress I'd never had a chance to try on when I was with the boys, and was disappointed to see it didn't look as good on as it did on the hanger. Mum had spotted this pretty maxi dress for me to take into the change room too and I fell in love with it! She kindly bought it for me and I knew it would be the perfect Christmas day dress.

The chandelier earrings were a gift from my mum too, last year! I thought the gold went nicely with the gold hardware on the vintage Chanel bag. With the statement earrings I didn't feel the need to add a big necklace to this, I thought the bag and earrings were enough, especially with all my silver bracelets. I decided on this delicate Tiffany necklace which matched the silver bracelet stack. Sometimes I like mixing metals with my accessories.


Last worn: gold chandelier earrings, diamond necklace, studded sandals, vintage Chanel flap bag. First time I've worn the teal floral dress as it's a recent gift.

Other ways to wearstudded sandals and shorts, vintage Chanel flap bag and tee dress

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in second trimester, vintage Chanel flap bag at 30 weeks



How You Can Wear It:

A classic maxi skirt or dress can be perfect for a Christmas gathering. They can be dressed up or down easily, and in our Queensland summers are a great choice to beat the heat. Might not be the best idea if you have a snowy Christmas though, unless you have a free hand to hold the hem up whenever you step foot outside! Adding a pretty pair of statement gold earrings can help you feel a little festive too whatever your weather.




Weekday Wear Linkup #52


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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Casual Summer Mum Style: V-Neck Tees and Striped Maxi Skirts

Happy new year! Kicking off the new year with how I intend to continue, in casual and comfortable mum style (even if I wore these back in December!). Two simple mum outfits for summer days with the kids - pairing some colourful v-neck tees with striped maxi skirts for easy outfits on hot days!

What I wore:

mustard tee with navy stripe maxi skirt rebecca minkoff mab bag summer mum style | awayfromblue

navy grey stripe maxi skirt with  Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | summer mum playground outfit striped maxi skirt mustard tee rebecca minkoff mab camera bag
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Skirt: thrifted Cotton On navy and grey striped maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I really like yellow and blue together, and I've worn this mustard tee with another navy striped maxi skirt recently. I love stripes! Thought it was a nice colourful outfit choice for a day with the boys - stopping at the park for a bit of a play before the heat sent us home again!

We spent the afternoon wrapping a few Christmas pressies and chilling in the aircon. It was such a hot day, skirt and a tee was the only thing I felt like wearing. I like how easily a maxi skirt works at the playground too, you don't need to worry about the length when running around with the kids or pushing them on the swings!

With the bright mustard yellow and nay blue, thought that this neutral tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag was a good choice.


Last worn: mustard tee, beaded necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearmustard tee worn two ways, navy stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and jeans.


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










What I wore:

church and shopping outfit purple tee pinstripe maxi skirt tan rebecca minkoff camera bag studded sandals | away from blue

pinstripe maxi skirt and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | summer lilac tee striped maxi skirt and camera bag outfit for church shopping
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
Skirt: thrifted pinstripe maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another v-neck tee and maxi skirt outfit! Again, wearing a striped skirt although this pinstripe doesn't show up well in pics and the skirt just looks grey. I really liked the lilac tee with it, it's nice with the grey.

Added a little extra colour to my outfit with this blush tassel necklace, I like pink and purple together too and I felt it dressed up my casual outfit a little more for church and then lunch and an afternoon shopping with my mum. Was so good to spend time together, even if it was a little crazy trying to get a car park as it was December! Was so nice getting time to decorate the house later too, it was our first Christmas in our new house so I was very excited and kept wanting to buy more decorations.

I think the studded sandals helped dress up this outfit a little more too, as I'd just worn my casual Havaianas in the first outfit. Although not quite as colourful as the first outfit, I thought the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag was a good companion with this outfit too - it goes with everything!


Last worn: purple tee, tassel necklace, pinstripe maxi skirt, gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearpurple tee in the office, pinstripe maxi skirt and scarf, gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancypurple tee in second trimester.



Striped maxi Skirts Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A maxi skirt is a great piece to have in your mum wardrobe! The perfect length for running around with and bending down to toddlers all day, and still looks and feels a little more pulled together to go to church or a lunch date! Worn with a simple colourful tee it's an easy outfit choice for a hot summer day.



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Friday, 22 November 2019

Maxi Skirts and Tees With Scarves and Mustard Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan Bag

Easy mum style for breezy spring days with v-neck tees and printed maxi skirts. Accessorised with some colourful scarves and my adorable mustard yellow Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

What I wore:

brisbane spring style jacaranda outfit mustard tee print mix scarf stripe maxi skirt | awayfromblue

navy skirt with Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instgagram | brisbane spring mum style mustard tee navy maxi skirt fashion scarf girl print mix
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl navy Geo print tassel scarf
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I really like blue and yellow together so I knew I should wear this navy striped maxi skirt with the mustard tee. I couldn't resist going a little matchy-matchy with the accessories too, with my mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag matching the tee and navy scarf matching the skirt. Even if the mustard bag isn't quite the same colour as the tee, it is such a fun combo and one I've worn before.

It was a warmer spring day but a bit breezy, especially right on the bay where we spent the morning at the playground, after quickly stopping off at opshop to drop off some stuff. Of course I ended up browsing after donating and picked up a few things for the boys too! I thought the mixed geometric print of the scarf was a fun print mix with the striped skirt, and loved the combination.

Of course the location is the best part though! I couldn't believe my luck stumbling across this beautiful jacaranda tree. Even if the wind made it tricky to get a good pic, and baby boy had a bit of fun running around in the background 😂 The jacaranda trees are so beautiful and worth documenting though - they blossom every spring in Brisbane and are so colourful!


Last worn: mustard tee, geometric print scarf, striped maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wearmustard tee worn two ways, geometric print scarf and shorts, striped maxi skirt in winter, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan worn 30 ways.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan










What I wore:

yellow and red maxi skirt outfit with white tee and micro regan bag | away from blue

mustard scarf and red skirt with Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | spring scarf style red printed maxi skirt white tee cross body bag
ScarfJeanswest Lucille golden yellow scarf
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Again with the mustard! It is my favourite shade of yellow. The lovely boho print on this red maxi skirt has a little touch of yellow in it so the mustard bag was an obvious choice, and with the bold red and yellow together I thought a plain white tee was the best. It made it through a trip to the park with the kids and dogs, a haircut, and going out for lunch with my sister without getting a stain so I was pretty happy! I wasn't as lucky last time I wore it...

Again it was a windy start to the morning so I added a scarf, and thought this mustard one was such a bright pop with the red skirt. Just like the tee in the outfit above, it's a different shade from the bag but I thought it complimented it nicely.


Last worn: mustard scarf, white tee, red printed maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag (above).

Other ways to wearmustard scarf and little black dress, white tee and jeans, red printed maxi skirt and band teeRebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and denim shorts



Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed maxi skirt is a fun piece to wear in warmer weather - and paired with a plain tee it makes for an easy outfit. You can add further colour and print to your outfit with accessories too, like I have with the scarves and the little mustard bag.


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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Slouchy Tees, Printed Maxi Skirts and Statement Necklaces With Red Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Tote

I love a good slouchy tee and I love a maxi skirt – paired together it makes a comfortable and practical outfit for days with the kids. To dress up these outfits a little I wore statement necklaces with them, and my trusty little red Rebecca Minkoff micro avery bag.


What I wore:

red slouchy tee with vertical stripe maxi skirt red rebecca minkoff micro avery bag

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag with vertical stripe maxi skirt | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | red slouchy tee with vertical stripe maxi skirt statement necklace
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in terracotta
Skirt: thrifted SES Fashions vertical stripe maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

A busy day when I wore this! I did a little opshopping in the morning to pick up a few more necklace options trying to find the perfect way to accessorise my dress for an event, and we had to stop by the library and grocery store.

The afternoon was more relaxed, a leisurely stroll / bike / scoot around our local park after a last minute rush to the bank to pickup a copy of a letter that never arrived . This comfortable outfit was just what I needed. I loved this statement necklace against the red slouchy tee, I’ve worn it with a red tee before and liked it then too. The vertical striped maxi skirt has pockets too which is so practical. And the gold mouse flats matched the gold hardware on the little Rebecca Minkoff micro avery bag nicely.

Last worn: red slouchy tee, statement necklace, vertical stripe maxi skirt, gold mouse flats, micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearred slouchy tee and denim shorts, vertical stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket, gold mouse flats and pleated skirt, micro Avery bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery










What I wore:

navy oversized tee and red boho printed maxi skirt mum style little red bag | away from blue

bracelet stack and printed maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

Awayfromblue Instagram | navy and red printed maxi skirt casual mum style outfit spring
Necklace: silk beaded baby-friendly necklace
Tee: thrifted Emerson navy slouchy tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Not the first time I’ve worn this beautiful red thrifted maxi skirt with a blue tee! I like blue and red together so this skirt is worn with blue a lot, and the $3 thrifted skirt with the tee that works out to about 63 cents makes for a very affordable outfit! I got the tee in a bag of clothes in the “fill a bag for $5” sale which is why it works out so cheaply! I was dressing for comfort as we headed out to the airport early in the morning to pick someone up, and then lunch and shopping with my sister later.

I picked this silk beaded necklace to use as distraction for the boys while we waited at the airport – but thankfully we didn’t have to wait wrong. The extra pearl bracelets were another distraction tool – it’s so normal for my boys to play with my accessories when I pick them up for cuddles – part of the reason I rarely wear delicate or sharp statement necklaces on my SAHM days, preferring them for office days!

Last worn: navy oversized tee, silk beaded necklace, red printed maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote (above).

Other ways to wearnavy oversized tee and printed scarf, red printed maxi skirt and leather jacket, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and pencil skirt.




Slouchy Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

There's a fashion "rule" that you shouldn't pair two voluminous pieces, like a slouchy oversized tee and a billowy maxi skirt together. But I say you should wear what makes you comfortable, and a maxi skirt and tee is such a comfy outfit! Perfect easy outfit for a mum too, no worrying about the skirt being too short as you run around with the kids!


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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Frill Sleeve Tees With Striped Maxi Skirts and Rebecca Minkoff Regular and Small Love Bags

Warmer weather at the start of spring was the perfect reason to get these fun frill sleeve tees out again! It seems a little unfair to wear them in cooler weather when the statement sleeves are covered up.  Keeping things simple I wore these tees with two recently thrifted striped maxi skirts.

What I wore:

navy frill sleeve tee with grey striped jersey maxi skirt peach and blush accessories birthday party outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral with peach bracelet stack | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | navy frill sleeve tee striped maxi skirt peach love bag park birthday party mum outfit
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris (on sale!)
Skirt: thrifted Cotton On navy and grey striped maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus pink and gold bracelet stack on other arm
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

I like a bit of matchy-matchy and the navy frill sleeved tee pairs so perfectly with the navy and grey striped maxi skirt.  The peachy Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag was the perfect pop against the neutral navy outfit, especially when worn with the peach and gold bracelet stack.


The beaded necklace is gold and pink but I still think it went nicely with the colours of the outfit, the blush and peach were sweet together. A casual and comfortable outfit for a superhero birthday party in the park. If you look closely at the Instagram pic you might see one of my little superheroes running away 😂

It was a little windy at the park so I did wish I'd added an extra layer to this, especially when standing in the shade, but it was perfect when sitting in the sun. We hadn't been to a party in that park before so weren't expecting the breeze off the water to be so chilly!


Last worn: navy frill sleeve tee, blush and rose gold necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag.

Other ways to wearnavy frill sleeve tee and printed shorts, navy stripe maxi skirt and pink scarf, gold mouse flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Regular and Small Love Bag Comparison










What I wore:

hot pink frill sleeve tee with vertical stripe maxi skirt grey love bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | fuchsia pink frill sleeve tee with vertical stripe maxi skirt mum style
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest Ruby frill sleeve tee in fuchsia
Skirt: thrifted SES Fashions vertical stripe maxi skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above so much I did my usual and copied the outfit formula to wear again a few days later. I went with a bright pink frill sleeve tee this time, and a vertical stripe maxi skirt.

Swapped out my little peach small Rebecca Minkoff love bag with this regular size one, and added a different pink beaded necklace this time to compliment the pink tee.

Another simple and comfortable outfit I really enjoyed wearing for a quiet day running errands and visiting the library with the boys.


Last worn: frill sleeve tee, wooden bead necklace, vertical stripe maxi skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff grey love bag.

Other ways to wearfrill sleeve tee and chambray, vertical stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket, black ballet flats and sheath dress, Rebecca Minkoff grey love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff grey love bag in third trimester.



Frill Sleeve Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A plain block colour frill sleeve tee is a nice twist on a standard basic tee and just as easy to wear! Try pairing it with something striped or printed for a little more interest in your outfit. You can match the tee to the print like I have in the first outfit or wear a bright tee with a neutral print like I have in the second outfit.



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