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Friday, 12 October 2018

Spring Dresses, Cute Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Bags

The best thing about spring weather is getting to wear more dresses! I do like to wear most of my wardrobe year round, but it's so good in spring when you can shed the layers and just wear dresses and comfortable sneakers without tights.

The colourful scarves were really just for decoration and didn't need to keep me warm, on two beautiful spring days where we made the most of the sunshine at the park.

What I wore: 

gray skater dress ASOS with silver glitter sneakers red accessories Avery bag and poppy scarf | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | asos grey skater dress twil photo with red poppy print scarf
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl large poppy scarf in white (c/o)
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

This grey skater dress is a little worn piece in my wardrobe. In the past I've wondered why as it's always a nice piece to wear. Last worn over a year ago! Wearing it again reminded me I really should enjoy it more often, and not pass it over for more 'interesting' printed dresses.

They grey dress was a beautiful backdrop for the bold red poppy print scarf and mini Avery tote bag. Also was a nice length for walking around and playing at the playground with the boys. Being knee length I found it an okay length, even if I was a little more considerate with exactly how I crouched down to toddler level!

First time I've walked so far in these shoes - and I was really pleased they were so comfortable all day. There was a little rubbing right before we got home but I think that was because my sock slipped down. We decided to make the most of the beautiful weather and walk to a park a couple of Ks away, a little further than our usual park. The boys loved it though, it was such a nice day.


Last worn: red poppy print scarf, ASOS grey skater dress, glitter sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff mini Avery bag.

Other ways to wearpoppy print scarf and red tee, grey skater dress and purple scarf, glitter sneakers and green jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini Avery bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Vs Balenciaga:



Showing you more of my Rebecca Minkoff and Balenciaga collection side by side and talking about the similarities and differences of each. Since they are the two brands most common in my handbag collection, I also share my favourite and why!




What I wore:

orange crinkle scarf with aztec print elasticated waist dress and white Converse Chucks silver mini MAC bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | park playdate outfit converse chucks aztec print dress and orange crinkle scarf
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in orange (c/o)
Dress: Rivers Aztec print dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Another lovely spring day, another morning at the park! Took the boys on a quick errand in the morning and then we walked to our local park to enjoy the sunshine. I love the spring days where it's warm enough to get out and get some fresh air but it's not so hot you're suffering!

I really liked the orange scarf with the Aztec print on this dress. The print wasn't as orange as I thought it would be when I was planning this outfit, but I felt the crinkles on the scarf still worked nicely with the lines in the print. I did consider adding a denim jacket to this as it was a little breezy in the morning, but I actually couldn't find it.  I had slipped off the hanger in my wardrobe, I found it later that evening. While there were a few moments during the day I felt a bit of a chill, with all of the walking and running around I was pretty warm and glad I hadn't found the jacket in time.

Picked my little silver Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC to wear with this outfit, as it felt quite busy with the bright scarf and printed dress. I loved how well it worked, it's one of those neutral bags that goes with everything. Most importantly, it slips inside the baby bag which I still carry even on trips to the park as who knows when the boys will find a puddle and I'll need that extra change of clothes!


Last worn: orange crinkle scarf, Aztec print dress, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearorange crinkle scarf and navy dress, Aztec print dress at the beachConverse and pencil skirtRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyAztec print dress in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in third trimester.



Dresses For Spring Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Spring weather is perfect for a simple outfit formula of sneakers and dresses. A bold bright scarf can be used to add an extra touch of colour to your outfit, and keep you warmer if the temperatures fluctuate through the day.



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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Grey Tees, Green Pants and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bags

When I picked up a couple of pairs of green pants in the opshop I knew they'd push me out of my comfort zone a little - green is a colour I find tricky to wear. I did my usual round of thinking when considering new purchases and thought of at least two ways to wear them before I bought them. With grey tees was of the original ways I thought of wearing them. It's like a default when I'm not sure how to wear something - wear it with a grey tee! A neutral grey tee is a wardrobe-must have for me.

What I wore:


blue tree print scarf grey tee and green skinny jeans Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram grey tee green skinny jeans blue tree print scarf rebecca minkoff mini mac
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl Family tree scarf in blue and navy (c/o)
Teee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

We decided to spend the morning at Brisbane's Green Heart Fair. It's a fair around being green and environmentally friendly, with shows and displays and even free trees. So it's obvious to see why I picked my green skinny jeans to wear and my family tree print scarf, ha! I've worn the scarf and jeans together before, but the combo seemed even more fun given our destination. The silver mini MAC bag seemed like a nice neutral with the colourful jeans.

We had a bit of a late start to the day but we still made it in time to see a show from PJ Masks - something the boys were very excited about. (Don't worry if you haven't heard of them either, I hadn't. Apparently they've seen it or heard about it at daycare or their grandparents?). Was a fun show for the kids and they had a great time dancing around and being super heros.

The day warmed up a lot too, I added the scarf in the morning as it was a bit breezy but I considered taking it off around lunch time. Such a beautiful spring day.

While I loved my outfit and the boys loved the show (and getting to 'drive' a bus) the highlight for me was bumping into Rachelle and her lovely family! One of the friends I've made on YouTube this year.


Last worn: family tree scarf, grey tee, green skinny jeans, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearfamily tree scarf and blue knit, grey tee and maxi skirt, green skinny jeans and mustard yellow, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC with printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC






What I wore:

skinny cargo pants with parrot print scarf grey tee and denim jacket | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | grey tee denim jacket cargo olive cargo pants aqua mini mac bag
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl parrot print scarf (c/o)
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (also in black)
Jeans: thrifted French Connection olive skinny cargo pants
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

This was also a nice warm spring day, but I needed the denim jacket on top for out outing to the ABA. It's held in a church hall, so it's quite a cold space. I took it off later in the day though!

It was nice being able to get my denim jacket out again, one of those pieces that really seem to welcome spring for me. The parrot print scarf was a nice way to add more colour to my outfit too. The green in the print makes it a frequent go-to for me when I'm wearing anything green! I thought it paired really nicely with the olive cargo pants.

I was going to wear my silver ballet flats with this outfit, but I felt the bow detail and pointed toe was a little too formal for such a casual outfit. These classic black flats seemed like a better choice.

The aqua mini MAC bag I wasn't sure would work with the olive at first, but I ended up really liking this new combination! When you're trying out a new colour combination, including a handbag is a nice way to give it a go without committing to wearing it all day, as you don't always need your bag on your shoulder all the time once you get to your destination.


Last worn: denim jacket, slouchy grey tee, parrot print scarf, olive cargo pants, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and maxi dress, slouchy grey tee and chambray, parrot print scarf with teal, olive cargo pants and mustard cardigan, black ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, slouchy grey tee in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC in third trimester.



Grey Tees Under $50



How You Can Wear It:

Got a pair of colourful pants you're unsure how to wear? Try a grey tee! A classic wardrobe staple, a neutral grey tee can pair with so many colours in your wardrobe. It works awesome with prints too, a must-have for your wardrobe!


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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Basic Tees, Prints, Black Jeans and Metallic Flats with Rebecca Minkoff Bags

The one benefit to Brisbane's lovely spring weather suddenly being replaced with a wet and cold spring week is that I got to continue to layer for a little longer. I took the opportunity to try some bolder outfits, with a little print mixing in the first outfit and some bright colours in the second outfit. Despite the very different resulting outfits, the formula was the same with basic tees, black jeans and metallic ballet flats.

What I wore:

print mixing skinny jeans and red tee outfit: skull scarf and stripes | awayfromblue

 Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag on arm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | plain red tee with black print mixing skull scarf and stripe outfit
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
Scarfred and black skull print scarf
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in terracotta
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

I wanted to wear this Rebecca Minkoff Avery bag again, I had worn it over the warmer weekend and really liked it so decided to wear it on this day too. Even though the shades of red with the plain tee, skull scarf and Avery bag are all different, I liked how well they worked together with the black.

This wasn't the outfit I had planned! Hubby and I had another kid-free morning with an appointment and then a lunch date. I'd picked out a dress to wear but the cold and rainy morning made me change my mind and go for a staple skinny jeans outfit. It was a good excuse to give this striped duster a wear too, a bit too cold for winter wear but perfect for spring.

We had a productive morning, but I did regret the striped duster outfit choice when we headed to the bay for lunch - it was really cold and windy, not perfect stroll along the beach weather as we'd hoped. Lunch was good though, and I did really like the print mix of the skull scarf and stripes together. I love pairing my skull print scarves with stripes for a bit of print mixing.


Last worn: striped duster, skull scarf, red tee, prima skinny jeans, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff  micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearstriped duster and monochrome outfit, skull scarf and red jumper, red tee in the office, prima skinny jeans and teal henley, gold mouse flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancystriped duster in second trimester, skull scarf in third trimester, prima skinny jeans in second trimester, gold mouse flats in second trimester.


My Rebecca Minkoff Handbag Collection:




What I wore:

colourful accessories with monochrome printed jeans outfit: orange and mint | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | SAHM style printed skinny jeans monochrome outfit with colourful bold accessories
JacketCotton On black knit wrap cardigan
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in orange (c/o)
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in dark green
PantsSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

After being too cold on the windy day above, I picked a cosier topper for this outfit, my black belted cardigan. It's the belt you can see hanging down in the insta photo, in case you were wondering! It was much warmer for a busy but cold day, with daycare for the boys, working from home, and then my son's specialist appointment in the afternoon.

You might recall I mentioned when I bought this tee that it's actually a dark green! It really does look grey in particular lights, and looks so grey here with the black cardigan and printed jeans.

I picked the bright accessories as I remembered this old outfit with the orange scarf, olive tee and aquamarine bag. I thought I could recreate it with this orange crinkle scarf. I really like the aqua and orange combo, and it really pops with the monochromatic outfit. I love how the chevrons on the jeans tie in with the crinkle texture on the scarf - although that wasn't planned, a happy coincidence I noticed when I reviewed the photos!


Last worn: black belted cardigan, dark green tee, orange crinkle scarf, chevron print jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearblack belted cardigan and skater dress, dark green tee and lace skirt, orange crinkle scarf and navy dress, chevron print jeans with pink and blue, silver ballet flats and grey jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblack belted cardigan in first trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag in third trimester.



Basic Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A basic block colour tee is a wardrobe staple and so easy to dress up or down. With a plain tee, you can add interest to your outfits in other ways. It makes print mixing easy as the plain tee goes with any other prints you want to wear. Of course if you aren't a fan of print mixing, you can use a neutral basic tee as the base of an outfit you add colourful accessories too, as I've done with the scarf and bag in the second outfit.




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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Foil Print Tees, Waterfall Cardigans, Skinny Jeans and Mini MAC

Feeling a little uninspired with my winter wardrobe, I decided to go through and pick out some of my favourite pieces, these foil print tees, and build outfits around them. With cosy scarves and cardigans, as I wore them a few weeks ago when winter was in full swing in Brisbane.

What I wore:

red cardigan, black jeans, ankle boots foil print tee, aqua mini MC SAHM Style | awayfromblue

red cardigan, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram red cardigan feather scarf foil polka dot tee black skinny jeans
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
Scarf: grey and gold embroidered feather scarf
TeeJeanswest Flavia foil printed polka dot tee deep iris
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (C/O)
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I kind of threw this outfit together, thinking that I liked navy and red together, I love the little aqua mini MAC bag with the red cardigan, and the gold embroidered feathers on the scarf tied in with the foil polka dots. Reviewing the photos I'm not 100% happy with it, I think having something more than just the embroidery on the scarf and foil on the tee matching would have looked better. And maybe tucking the tee into the jeans!

Just one of those outfits where you love all the pieces individually but you're not too sure they all work together in one outfit!

This was a comfortable outfit though, and quite quick to pull together as I was in a rush to get the boys out the house. Still at that point where we try to do things in the morning and get home in time for naptime!


Last worn: red drape cardigan, feather embroidered scarf, navy foil polka dot tee, Nobody Denim Siren skinny jeans, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearred drape cardigan in the office, feather embroidered scarf and black dress, navy foil polka dot tee and shorts, Nobody Denim Siren skinny jeans and embroidered topblack ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC in second trimester.



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









What I wore:

playgroup colourful skinny jeans converse outfit navy waterfall cardigan star print foil tee | away from blue

navy cardigan, aquamarine rebecca minkoff embossed python mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram navy and purple skinny jeans converse star print foil tee playgroup outfit
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
TeeJeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Followed a similar outfit formula to the one above, with a waterfall drape cardigan, skinny jeans and a foil print tee. I liked this outfit much more though - perhaps because of how much I love blue and purple together. I liked the outfit so much that when I spilled a little something on it while rushing out the door and it wouldn't brush off with just water I just rearranged the scarf to hide it, ha!

This taupe skull scarf isn't just a good stain hider, it's also a nice neutral with the colourful navy cardigan, purple jeans and aquamarine mini MAC bag.

We got to playgroup to discover that it was a messy play day - it had completely slipped my mind and so I cringed every time one of the boys covered my outfit in something else sticky. They had a blast though, and true to the lovely organiser's words, all of the food colouring and flour and stains washed out of our clothes after. Even that stain I'd spilled on my tee before we left the house!


Last worn: navy cardigan, taupe skull scarf, star print tee, purple skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearnavy cardigan worn two ways, taupe skull scarf and shirt dress, star print tee worn two ways, purple skinny jeans and button up shirt, Converse and shift dress, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC with mustard.

Perfect for pregnancypurple skinny jeans in first trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC in third trimester.



Foil Print Tees Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Foil print tees are a fun addition to your wardrobe. They feel a little dressier than a plain tee, but are still just as easy to wear. On a colder day, just add a scarf, cardigan and skinny jeans for an easy mum-friendly outfit.


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Friday, 10 August 2018

Maxi Skirts In Winter With Grey Knits and Blanket Scarves | Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC and MAB Tote

I love a maxi skirt, and I try to wear the majority of the ones I have year-round. They are much too pretty to be left hanging in the wardrobe all winter! I followed the same simple outfit formula to wear these two blue maxi skirts: with grey jumpers, colourful scarves and mini Rebecca Minkoff bags.

What I wore:

chambray maxi skirt in winter embellished grey knit bird print scarf | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram embellished grey knit chambray maxi skirt navy scarf mini mac bag
Scarf: navy bird print scarf
JumperWarehouse grey bead front jumper
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This was back in the winter school holidays, on quite a nice day. My mum and I had planned to take the boys out shopping to spend some of the $5 challenge money I'd saved. (You save every $5 note you get as change then every year or 6 months you look back and see what you've managed to save). We made a last minute change of plans and took the boys out for the day to the Ipswich Rail museum, where they have a 'Day Out With Thomas'. I've posted about it before. The boys love it, and the reaction when they discovered where we were going was so cute. I wish I'd recorded it.

I did think about taking a jacket, as the sleeves on this grey knit are only 3/4 length, but as we were in the museum most of the day I really didn't need it so I was glad I didn't take one.

It's not the first time I've layered up this chambray maxi skirt for winter. While the chambray is light enough for summer, it works nicely in winter too with cosier layers on top like this grey knit and the big scarf.


Last worn: embellished knit, bird print scarf, chambray maxi skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearembellished knit and pencil skirt, bird print scarf and skinny jeans, chambray maxi skirt and printed tee30 ways to wear black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyembellished knit in first trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC and Mini MAB Tote Comparison









What I wore:

purple blanket scarf striped maxi skirt foil grey jumper SAHM style | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram witner maxi skirt blanket scarf foil print knit outfit
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
KnitJeanswest Kara foil pullover in smoke marl and silver
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum

Why I wore it:

Once again, repeating the outfit formula I loved and trying it again with different pieces to make another outfit. This time did go shopping, we headed to Ikea with the boys. It was a productive trip. As usual, you come out of Ikea with more than you planned, but I got some nice wardrobe inspiration, the boys got some toys, I picked up a little kids table for them, and their lunch was free because it was school holidays 'kids eat free'.

This skirt hasn't been worn in winter before, it has slits up the side so it's not the best choice for a cold day. With the warm grey knit, cosy blanket scarf and ankle boots, I thought it would be okay for a day mostly in the car and indoors at Ikea. While it was a little chilly in the morning, I did like this outfit. It was comfortable for walking around all day, and I liked the touch of colour with the purple scarf and mini MAB tote bag.


Last worn: foil polka dot knit, Marc Jacobs purple scarf, navy stripe maxi skirt, Chelsea leather ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearfoil polka dot knit and shorts, Marc Jacobs purple scarf and purple jeansnavy stripe maxi skirt and band tee, Chelsea leather ankle boots and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyChelsea leather ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in third trimester.



Grey Knits Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Maxi skirts can easily be layered up for winter, just by adding cosy layers. A neutral knit, a big blanket scarf and ankle boots work on a warmer winter day. You can add a jacket and maybe tights or leggings underneath if you have to face cooler temperatures, but the outfits above are perfect for Brisbane winters.


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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Colourful Winter Outfits: Navy Dresses and Pink Skull Scarves

Sometimes on my work from home days I like to throw on a dress. It's a quick outfit to pull together to get the boys out the on time door for daycare drop off, and it's comfortable for sitting all day at home working.

I stuck to my usual easy dress outfit formula for two recent work from home days, and added in some colourful cardigans and Alexander McQueen skull scarves. Even though it's winter, it's nice to wear a bit of colour.

What I wore:

navy stripe tee dress in colourful winter outfit with pink scarf, mustard cardigan and rebecca minkoff micro regan bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram pink navy and mustard yellow striped tee dress work from home outfit winter
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen pink pashmina in skull and floral print
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Every time I wear this dress I seem to notice it's been a long time between wears! With the thick fabric and longer sleeves, it's usually packed away with my winter things which doesn't give me many opportunities in the year to wear it. It's such a comfortable tee dress though, with a slightly longer hem in the back so that I feel comfortable sitting on the floor with the boys when I'm wearing it.

You might have seen I've just posted blue and yellow outfits, and I'm wearing the colour combination again! I like yellow and blue together, and really like this mustard cardigan with the navy striped dress. Of course with the yellow cardigan, it made sense to pick out this Alexander McQueen skull scarf. It's yellow skulls on a pink background so a nice combination with this outfit. The mustard yellow Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag was another further bit of matchy-matchy.

The only thing I didn't like about this outfit was the tights. Having no luck finding fleece lined leggings, I tried a pair of these footless tights - you can see the little slivers of exposed ankle. They got some pulls in them on this first wear. With the boys in daycare while I worked it wasn't like I spent a long day with the kids being rough and tumble - I'm sad that they didn't have the quality behind them (and that I didn't keep the receipt!). Otherwise, this was such a great outfit.


Last worn: mustard cardigan, pink skull scarf, navy stripe tee dress, RMK ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan and little black dress, pink skull scarf and chambray dress, navy stripe tee dress and Converseblack ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancypink skull scarf in third trimester, navy stripe tee dress in second trimesterankle boots in second trimester.



Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan and Mini MAC Comparison:




A little comparison video of the two handbags I'm wearing in this post, the micro Regan and mini MAC.





What I wore:

colourful winter printed shirt dress outfit pink purple navy | away from the blue

 Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue isntagram skull scarf printed shirt dress tall boots purple cardigan winter work at home outfit
JacketJeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, I wasn't quite as pleased with this outfit. It seemed like a great idea, a navy shift dress layered up with fleece lined tights and tall boots to keep me cosy, with a purple cardigan and pink scarf for some extra colour, topped off with the neutral silver Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

As I mentioned on Instagram, I think the white print on the dress and the mostly cream scarf didn't go that well together. I really like pink and blue together, but I think the first outfit works better as the scarf is more of a block colour. With the cream background and the hot pink skulls on this scarf, it doesn't sit as nicely with the print of the dress. Still a great colour combination and scarf, and just maybe not the right piece with this outfit.

The cardigan also was not as thick as I needed on such a cold day. The dress is long sleeved, but it's a thin viscose material and a thin cardigan on top wasn't as warm as I needed for a colder than expected winter day. Luckily I spent most of it working from home, but having to do the daycare runs and taking my son to his specialist appointment in the afternoon made me wish I'd worn something a bit warmer.


Last worn: purple cardigan, pink and cream skull scarf, navy printed shirt dress, tall brown boots, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan and maxi dress, pink and cream skull scarf and stripes, navy printed shirt dress worn as a top, tall brown boots and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancypurple cardigan in second trimester, pink and cream skull scarf in third trimester, navy printed shirt dress in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC in third trimester.


Skull Scarves Under $50:



They might not be Alexander McQueen, but they are still as fun to wear!


How You Can Wear It:

It's easy to add colour to a winter outfit with bright cardigans and fun scarves. A cheerful scarf with more than one colour in the print (like the pink and yellow skull scarf in the first outfit) makes it easy to pick other pieces like a cardigan that coordinates with it. Or you can go all out and pick different complementary colours like I did in the second outfit. Sticking with a neutral outfit base like a navy dress makes adding colourful accessories even simpler.



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