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Showing posts with label mini MAC. Show all posts

Monday, 22 June 2020

Kimonos In Winter With Skinny Jeans, Grey Tees and Converse

Sticking with the jeans and tee outfit formula that has been on repeat lately - it's perfect for winter days! To mix things up a little, I'm wearing some slightly different colour schemes with grey tees, red (and burgundy) jeans, and then some very different kimonos to suit the different temperatures that week!

What I wore:


Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Top: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I was glad it was a warm day to give me another chance to wear this duster kimono - I picked it up in the January sales and while it was a complete impulse buy I've been liking how easy it's been to integrate into my wardrobe. I've used the colours in the prints to match it to yellow and a different shade of red before, I knew it would make a great matchy-matchy combo with these red skinny jeans.

Like the skinny jeans that were a thrift find, this grey tunic was another opshop find. And since I got it in a "fill a bag for $5" sale it works out to about 63 cents! With the bright jeans and the printed kimono I thought a nice neutral grey tee was a great piece to wear in between and I was hoping the thrifted pieces would bring me luck at the opshop! I really liked the silver necklace with this outfit too, even if the hardware on the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag is gold.

After the school drop off the little one and I headed out to our recently reopened opshop. There were a few new rules, such as using hand sanitiser and wearing the provided gloves, but it's a small store so actual social distancing was tricky! I bought a couple of things - a book for myself and some DVDs and a PJ masks playset for the kids. I didn't get a chance to look at much else as my son was fairly insistent that we had to pay for the toy and take it home right away so he could play with it 😂 It is missing a few pieces based on what I can find online but it was just $2 so I wasn't going to say no!


Last worn: floral duster kimono, grey tunic tee, silver necklace, red skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearfloral duster kimono and shorts, grey tunic tee and pencil skirt, red skinny jeans and peplum tee, Converse and printed dresses, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and matching boots.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC vs MAB Camera Bag







What I wore:



JacketRebecca Minkoff Ruana poncho
Necklace: Colette tortoise shell acrylic disc tassel necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Harper skinny pant in Russet
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Unlike the kimono above, this was made for winter! Last time I wore it it was much too warm, but when the winter weather arrived again later in the week this was the perfect outfit. I wore this to work from home, and to pop out in the afternoon to pick up some party supplies for my son's upcoming birthday party.

This poncho / kimono is just a big cosy knitted blanket so it was perfect for the cooler evening and so comfortable for working from home. But a more dressed up option than an actual blanket or my usual go-to bathrobe 😂

This darker grey tee is one of my favourites and it was definitely overdue a wear again! With the darker grey I thought these burgundy skinny jeans were a good accompaniment. The woven kimono makes enough of a statement on its own but I couldn't resist adding a couple extra prints with the striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and the tortoiseshell necklace.

The only downside to this outfit was that I kept getting the kimono caught on things all day!


How You Can Wear It:

Kimonos are fun ways to add more interest to a plain shorts and tee outfit. While a longer sleeved duster kimono might work on a warmer winter day, a cosy knitted version comes in helpful on the colder days!




Weekday Wear Linkup #76


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

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Friday, 19 June 2020

Red And Blue Winter Jeans Outfits With Striped Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag

Red and blue is a colour combination that's a frequent go-to for me. In winter it makes layering easy! I added touches of red to these black tee and jeans outfits with a red item of clothing and a little red striped bag, and then a blue scarf for extra warmth and colour. Simple, colourful and quick outfits to pull together for the school run!

What I wore:

moncohrome black tee grey skinny jeans converse outfit with red cardigan striped bag cobalt scarf | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe with red cardigan | away from the blue


Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs bright blue stole
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Jeans and a tee has been a staple outfit for me lately! I thought I'd give these skinny jeans a wear, as I hadn't worn them yet this winter. With the black tee it was a bit of a dull monochrome outfit so I added extra colours with my layers. This red waterfall cardigan was a nice compliment with the red striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag, and I really like how the red works with the cobalt blue of the scarf! It's a fun combination.

Wore this for the school run and a few errands. It was a bit chilly in the morning but had warmed up a lot by the afternoon, I contemplated taking my scarf off a few times.


Last worn: red waterfall cardigan, Marc Jacobs cobalt scarf, black v-neck tee, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff berry stripe mini MAC.

Other ways to wearred waterfall cardigan and pencil skirt, Marc Jacobs cobalt scarf and skater dress, black v-neck tee over a dress, grey skinny jeans and leopard print, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff berry stripe mini MAC and chambray skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff berry stripe mini MAC in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Canvas vs Leather Mini MAC Comparison:





What I wore:



double denim jacket with red skinny jeans navy star print scarf striped bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe with red skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue


Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Scarf: Target Simone woven scarf in navy foil stars
Tee: Jeanswest black scoop neck tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Again, a black tee outfit with jeans, a touch of red and a blue scarf. I like pairing this denim jacket with the red skinny jeans - two completely different colours of denim is my fave way to do double denim! These jeans will be featuring in a 30 wears post soon too, as I've now worn them 30 times!

This scarf was definitely overdue a wear - it still had the tags on from when I got it for Christmas! So wrong that it hasn't been worn yet, it's beautiful. As I had the denim jacket on top keeping me warm I didn't need an overly thick scarf and this navy one with silver foil stars was perfect! I liked the way the navy went with the red jeans and black tee too.

I think the stars and stripes were far enough apart that this didn't look like an American 4th July outfit either! Had a busy morning after the school run, looking for the finishing touches for a costume for my son at the nearest Westfield. I haven't been in a shopping centre for a few months, although I know it's been open through iso. I felt a bit uncomfortable with everyone getting so close and not distancing, but thankfully we quickly found what I needed and didn't spend a lot of time there!


How You Can Wear It:
Red and blue is a colour combination that really works, no matter what shade of blue you wear. The red cardigan looks great with the cobalt blue scarf, and the red skinny jeans work with the pale blue denim jacket as well as the navy scarf.



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Monday, 15 June 2020

Blue Knits and Colourful Skinny Jeans Outfits | Weekday Wear Link Up

Back when we had the icy cold blast of winter in May for a quick end to autumn, I realised I was going to have to get my winter knits out sooner than planned! While I enjoyed the opportunity to bundle up warmly with knits and scarves, I still wanted to be bright and colourful, so I paired my blue knits with some bright skinny jeans.

What I wore:

blue and magenta pink skinny jeans knit jumper outfit with striped scarf school run winter | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag with pink sass bide skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Insgrama | blue and pink skinny jeans knit jumper striped scarf colourful winter school run outfit
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl zesty stripe tassel scarf in pink
Dress: thrifted blue Mossman knit jumper
JeansSass & Bide The Winning Day Lovestate jeans in magenta
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

This outfit was one of those rare ones that looked great in photos but was a bit of a pain to wear. This asymmetrical cropped knit is an opshop find and a beautiful shade of blue and it works so well over dresses. But as it's been ignored over the warmer months I completely forgot that it does ride up a little when it's worn. Not too bad when you're wearing high waisted jeans with it, but it leads to a tricky situation if you're wearing low waisted jeans like this. Especially low rise ones like these Sass and Bide ones. 😂 Thankfully I had a tank layered underneath which kept things covered up, even after the walk to school and wearing my son's backpack lead to the jumper riding up so much!

Difficulty in keeping this outfit in place aside I really did like the colours! I thought the pink striped scarf worked wonderfully with the magenta skinny jeans and I felt so happy in this outfit that morning. Less so after the school drop off though!




What I wore:



navy red mickey mouse scarf outfit skinny jeans converse | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag with navy marl knit and red skinny jeans outfit | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy and red skinny jeans outfit with matching scarf rebecca minkoff mini mac bag mum style school run winter

Scarf: Mickey Mouse printed scarf from Disneyland Paris
Knit: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

It was a bit of a warmer day when I wore this, the weather starting to return to more normal temperatures. I ended up taking this scarf off for the afternoon school run. It was helpful in the morning though with the school drop off, especially when it got cloudy. I couldn't resist adding it to the outfit, with the blue knit and the red skinny jeans the navy and red Mickey Mouse print was a fun matchy-matchy pairing. I really enjoyed wearing this. This slouchy knit, also an opshop find, was a lot better behaved than the first one I wore and it didn't ride up at all.


Blue Knits Under $50:


How You Can Wear It:

A blue knit is a fun touch of colour for your winter wardrobe, and it works perfectly paired with brights like red and pink! It's a nice way to make a standard jeans and jumper outfit a little more interesting, by adding some colour.



Weekday Wear Linkup #75


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

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Friday, 12 June 2020

Printed Dresses Layered With Cardigans, Leggings and Converse For Winter

With the colder weather in Brisbane now it's winter I noticed I'd been reaching for my jeans a lot. In an effort to change things up a little I winterised some printed dresses for the cooler temps with colourful cardigans and black leggings. I also tried a different shoe other than my ugly sneakers. These Converse don't have as much support for my injured knee as my running shoes but I needed something different to wear!

What I wore:

mustard cardigan with green floral tee dress, leggings Converse mini mac bag | away from blue

mustard and green outfit with Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram mustard cardigan green floral tee dress with leggings converse winter
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
DressAtmos & Here Willow printed tee dress with black leggings underneath
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

This mustard cardigan was a a bargain opshop find and has been a favourite every year since! I thought the colour combo might be nice with the green in this tee dress. I did really like the colours together, and that the cardigan was just the right length with the dress.

Wasn't too happy with the leggings though! It was a windy and very cold day so they were a bit chilly as they are just plain black leggings, not fleece lined or anything. I also think this outfit would have looked better with ankle boots than Converse to balance out the proportions a bit. While my ankle boots are flats they do have a tiny heel so I wasn't up to trying them with my knee injury. Especially as I had a couple errands to run after the school drop off, I needed comfortable shoes.


Last worn: mustard cardigan, gold filigree heart necklace, floral print tee dress, leggings, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan and maxi skirt, floral print tee dress worn as a top, Converse and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral print tee dress in second trimester, Converse in third trimester.


Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:








What I wore:

red waterfall cardigan with aztec print tee dress leggings and converse school run style | awayfromblue

red cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Dress: Rivers Aztec print dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

I liked the proportions of this outfit better, maybe because the waterfall drape of this cardigan was longer than the dress and it looked more balanced. This cardigan is also slightly thicker than the mustard one and I felt very cosy in this! It helped that it was a warmer day too, at least in the afternoon. It was still a bit chilly for the school drop off in the morning.

This dress was definitely overdue a wear and it was good to winterise it. It had popped up in my Facebook memories and I knew it would work well with leggings. I wasn't sure how the orange in the print would work with the red cardigan and blue mini MAC bag but I think it all came together nicely. Colourful and cosy for the school run and working from home.


Last worn: red waterfall cardigan, turquoise tassel necklace, Aztec print dress, leggings (above), Converse (above), Rebecca Minkoff sky grey mini MAC bag (above).

Other ways to wearred waterfall cardigan and pencil skirt, Aztec print dress belted, Converse and flared jeans, Rebecca Minkoff sky grey mini MAC bag in monochrome outfit.

Perfect for pregnancyAztec print dress in first trimester, Converse in second trimester.


Colourful Cardigans Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Colourful cardigans are a great choice when the weather cools and a plain block colour one can work really well over a simple printed dress to make it warm enough to wear in winter. Especially when paired with leggings. Maybe just pick thicker ones for a really cold day!


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Monday, 8 June 2020

2 Ways To Wear Cotton On's The One Stripe Tee & Weekday Wear Linkup

When the cold winter weather arrived in Brisbane the other week I was a little surprised to see that many of the clothes that had fit the boys so well last winter had been outgrown this year! Since I wasn't up to facing the crowds at the stores with so many people not following social distancing guidelines, I put an order in online at Cotton On for them. I had a discount voucher too and given how many tees I've been wearing of late, I used it to snap up this striped "The One" tee for myself. "The One" tee is from the Better Tees range: so it supports sustainably sourced cotton, and includes 20% recycled cotton!

My mum got me a pink tee in this same style for Christmas. I love it, so when I saw it was available in a stripe and on sale I just had to get that too. Not bad for $13.99 ($3.99 if you don't count the $10 rewards voucher I used on it!). It's the first fashion purchase I've made in a couple months and so I was eager to wear it right away. Plus with the schools reopen now I have a reason to leave the house and wear my new tee!


What I wore:

Cotton on the one striped v neck tee with red skinny jeans utility jacket speedy B | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | school run style red skinny jeans printed tee speedy bandouliere bag
Jacket: thrifted black Emerson drawstring waist utility jacket
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
TeeCotton On "The One" fitted v tee in Cole stripe white moonlight (new purchase)
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

This was a very simple outfit, really an autumn version of this one I wore to a picnic a couple of weeks before, with the extra jacket. I like wearing these thrifted red skinny jeans with stripes, it's a good combo so this was the first outfit that came to mind when I thought about buying this striped tee.

The black drawstring waist jacket I put over the top was an opshopfind too. It was just $1 and so I had to have it! Like the red skinny jeans it's originally from the Emerson brand at Big W too before it was donated.

The only thing I didn't like about this outfit was that the buttons keeping the cuffed sleeves up kept coming undone, but I put that down to me being in a rush that morning to get out the door on time and not taking care to button the sleeves up properly. I hope that wasn't why it was donated! I didn't seem to have those issues the other time I wore the jacket though thankfully.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.


Bags With Sentimental Value Tag Video:







What I wore:

cotton on the one striped v neck tee with denim moto jacket and black maxi skirt mini mac bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | Cotton On "The One" fitted v tee in Cole stripe white moonlight with maxi skirt and denim jacket
Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
TeeCotton On "The One" fitted v tee in Cole stripe white moonlight
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

This black maxi skirt, yet another $1 opshop find, was overdue a wear and I knew the plain black would work with this Cotton On striped tee so well. As it was a colder day I added the denim moto jacket, but even with the added colour from the blue Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and jacket this outfit felt like it was missing a little something.

The green necklace was the perfect solution for a little extra touch of colour, and just like the first time I wore this tee I thought it was perfect. Definitely glad I added this to my admittedly large tee collection, I can see why they call it "The One". I'm hoping it's a regular product so I can buy it when it comes out in more colours!

I did think this outfit (like the one above) would have been much better with ankle boots rather than my daggy sneakers, but with the school drop off and then spending time walking around the neighbourhood with my youngest I needed something to support my injured knee.


Last worn: moto denim jacket, green statement necklace, striped tee (above), black maxi skirt, New Balance sneakers (above), Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to wearmoto denim jacket and tee dress, black maxi skirt at Disneyland, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in monochrome outfit.



Where To Buy Cotton On The One Tee:


You can pickup this tee in v neck or crew neck style.


How To Wear It:

A Striped tee is a wardrobe staple and pairs well with both jeans and maxi skirts. With the neutral black and white stripes, it's easy to add a little more colour to your outfit with colourful accessories or a bright pair of jeans.


Weekday Wear Linkup #74


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

Guidelines:
1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!

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Friday, 5 June 2020

Long Sleeve Tops and Printed Maxi Skirts With Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag

With winter here now in Queensland, it's time to start pulling out some of my cold weather pieces. Two very different colour schemes to share today, although these outfits follow the same formula of a long sleeved top and a printed maxi skirt, with a new-to-me Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag that the boys got me for Mother's Day.

What I wore:

monochrome wrap top with navy striped maxi skirt outfit for autumn school run | away from blue

navy stripe maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag gold hardware | away from the blue

NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

Couldn't resist going completely monochrome with this outfit! 😂 Blue marle long sleeved wrap top, navy blue striped maxi skirt and the blue Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag. Even a blue and gold necklace!

It's no surprise I loved this outfit, blue is my favourite colour. However I wasn't entirely happy with it when I left the house! Doing the school run it didn't warm up as much as I'd hoped and it was a pretty chilly outfit to wear when the wind picked up. Especially with the side splits in this maxi skirt. I normally keep it for warmer weather wear but thought I could squeeze in one more wear before winter truly arrived in Brisbane. Should have picked another skirt instead and left this for a warmer day. Or added a jacket.


Last worn: navy marle wrap top, clay bead necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, New Balance. First time I've worn the mini MAC bag on the blog as it was a mother's day gift. 

Other ways to wearnavy marle wrap top and pencil skirt, navy stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag Review:








What I wore:

teal henley and billabon red boho print maxi skirt with blue mini mac bag | awayfromtheblue

Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag with teal and red printed maxi skirt outfit | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | teal henley and red printed maxi skirt outfit with blue mini mac bag autumn school run style
NecklaceRoie Designs feather, quartz and love charm long necklace
Top: Jeanswest 'Aubrey' pintuck yoke henley in deep teal
Skirt: thrifted Billabong 'Don't Think Of It' bikini red printed maxi skirt
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

While my wardrobe has been firmly in the casual mum category with staying at home so much, I am feeling a bit bolder to try little things to change it up. The confidence is coming from social distancing and not spending enough time near or with anyone for them to form an opinion on my outfit!

This was an "I wonder if these pieces would go" combination I thought of when trying to come up with something different to wear.

I wouldn't normally wear red with this teal henley but as all I had to do this day was the school run I decided to give it a try. And I liked the combination of the teal and red together when I put ti on, I was worried it was too Christmas-y before I did, but I liked it when I wore it. Not sure if it was adding the blue mini MAC bag to the outfit or just my camera but the top and skirt together look very Christmas-y in the pic and the top a lot more green than teal! I still had fun trying something different though even if I wouldn't wear these two pieces together again. At least I was warmer in this outfit as it wasn't as cold!


Last worn: teal henley, feather necklace, red boho maxi skirt, New Balance (above), Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag (above).

Other ways to wear teal henley and jeans, red boho maxi skirt and band tee.

Perfect for pregnancy: teal henley in second trimester.



Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A long sleeve top can work well with a maxi skirt on a cooler day (although maybe not too cold like in the first pic!). With a printed maxi skirt a plain block colour top is good to try and you don't have to worry about prints clashing, so you can experiment with different colour combinations.



This post was scheduled in advance and I debated not posting it this week but decided to in the end. I've continued blogging through everything else this year. I think time to reflect on what is happening is needed, even if I don't really have the right words to say, or a platform that would make much of a difference. It's important to still say something, as the silence can be deafening to those who need support right now. So in my usual style I'm just adding a note to this post. I've also found people that have said it better than I ever could:

From a protest sign: "I understand that I'll never understand, but I stand with you."
From Archbishop Desmond Tutu: "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor".

Black Lives Matter and Aboriginal Lives MatterListen and learn and fight racism. Above all else, be kind.


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Friday, 24 January 2020

Maxi Skirts and V-Neck Tees With Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag

I like to stick to my outfit formulas a lot, as you'll know if you follow my blog. A plain tee and a printed maxi skirt is one formula I wear often! It's such a simple outfit for a hot day, and sticking with a plain tee means you don't have to worry about prints clashing. You don't have to restrict yourself to neutrals either, I'm wearing two bright tees with equally colourful maxi skirts below.


What I wore:

cotton on raspberry tee with silver accessories and ally fashion floral boho border maxi skirt | awayfromblue

ally fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | raspberry pink tee with ally fashion blue floral maxi skirt silver accessories mum style
Necklace: Tiffany & Co silver 5th Avenue notes heart pendant necklace
TeeCotton On deep v tee in washed dessert rose
SkirtAlly Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Wearing a lot of new pieces here! It's so fun looking at my wardrobe after Christmas and seeing all the new combinations I can come up with! This raspberry pink tee, a gift from my mum, works so nicely with this blue floral maxi skirt, another gift from my mum! While there is pink in the print of the skirt, it's a slightly different shade. I still think they work so well together though.

I kept the accessories simple, sticking with plain silver, from the silver Tiffany necklace (a Christmas gift from the boys) to the silver bracelets I never take off and the metallic silver mini MAC bag. This bag goes with everything, such a staple for me.

Had a quiet morning at home with friends - we hosted Church Online at our place for a change. It's nice having the space to be able to do things like that in our new house!


Last worn: raspberry tee, blue floral maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag. It's the first time I've worn the necklace as it was a Christmas present.

Other ways to wearraspberry tee and denim shorts, blue floral maxi skirt and turquoise tank, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag Review










What I wore:

pastel yellow tee with red boho print maxi skirt and aquamarine mini mac bag | away from blue

wrap bracelet and red printed maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue



awayfromblue Instagram | mum style yellow tee with red boho print maxi skirt outfit photo with toddler
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
TeeJeanswest essential v-neck tee in elfin yellow
Skirtthrifted Billabong 'Don't Think Of It' bikini red printed maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Another bright and colourful outfit! I got this idea from Sheila and a comment she left on a previous post where I wore this red printed maxi skirt with a white tee and mustard scarf, saying the skirt would look good with a mustard tee. There is yellow on the print of the skirt so it seems like a great pairing, but I wasn't sure about the boldness of the two pieces together. When I picked up this pale yellow tee in the Jeanswest sales after Christmas, I knew I wanted to try wearing it with this skirt!

Although the red and yellow felt bold enough I couldn't resist adding a little extra colour with this aquamarine mini MAC bag. It's a firm favourite as I like the way it works with yellow! Kept the rest of my accessories simple and neutral to let the outfit shine.

This was the perfect combination of colourful and comfortable for attending a playdate with the wonderful Sasha, our kids had such a fun time together and despite a few interruptions we got a great chat in. She's such a sweet lady and blogger and I'm so glad to have had the chance to catch up with her again! Funnily enough I wore this maxi skirt last time I met up with her too!


Last worn: pale yellow tee, starburst necklace, red printed maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearpale yellow tee and olive shorts, red printed maxi skirt and band tee, studded sandals and navy dress, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag at 39 weeks.



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How You Can Wear It:

A plain tee and printed maxi skirt is such an easy outfit for mum life - whether hosting friends at home or running around after your kids at the playground! For something a little different you can try a brightly coloured tee to wear with the maxi skirt, picking a colour out from the print to find the perfect colour of tee.


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