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Friday, 13 September 2019

3 Ways To Wear Band Tees: #sparklePunchMusicMonth

A bit of a bumper post today, sharing 3 outfits in one! The wonderful Jess decided to do #SparklePunchMusicMonth on Instagram in August and invited people to join in. I couldn't turn down the chance to get some of my band tees out and reminisce about my favourite concerts and memories!

I ended up wearing three different band tees through the month, which resulted in three different ways to wear band tees I wanted to show you. Because everyone loves a good graphic tee!

What I wore:

monochrome skinny jeans converse band tee outfit with sliver mini mac bag | awayfromblue

monochrome black outfit with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | monochrome black skinny jeans band tee outfit silver bag
JacketCotton On black knit wrap cardigan
Tee: Kisschasy The Final Roar band tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This band tee was one I bought at the final Kisschasy show before the band called it quits. It was a wonderful finale, even if I spent the time up the back away from the crowd as I was pregnant at the time!

A classic black and white tee with a fun print, this is a permanent fixture in my wardrobe, even if I don't wear it much. It was good to get it out again! I decided to copy the colour scheme from the tee in my outfit, sticking to black and white with the black belted cardigan, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and black and white Converse. The metallic mini MAC bag worked so nice with the monochrome.

Simple monochrome outfit for a quiet Monday with a library and playground visit.


Last worn: belted cardigan, band tee, skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to wearbelted cardigan and flares, band tee and striped skirt, skinny jeans and blazer, Converse and skater dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancybelted cardigan and hidden baby bump, band tee in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC in third trimester.






What I wore:

colourful maxi skirt and band tee outfit converse and denim jacket | away from blue

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

awayfromblue Instagram denim jacket printed maxi skirt converse spring band tee outfit
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Tee: Kisschasy blue tape band tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Another Kisschasy band tee, but a much more colourful outfit this time! Wore this for a warmer winter day at the playground with the boys. This Kisschasy tee hasn't been worn on the blog before, it was one of the ones in my "band tee storage box" and from one of their earlier concerts that my sister and I went to. In fact I think this tee may have been my sisters at one point?

I loved wearing it though, and I thought the blue tape print (that spells out Kisschasy) worked well with the red maxi skirt. Again I stuck with converse, comfortable shoes for running around the playground. The denim jacket I actually took off while being in the sun, it was a really warm winter day, almost summer-like! Sideways Instagram outfit pic courtesy of my 5 year old who thought that it was so funny to take the photos on an angle and we all had a good giggle!

Again I wore a Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC, this time this adorable little aquamarine one that goes so well with the red skirt and blue tee and jacket.


Last worn: denim jacket, red maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC. It's the first time I've worn the Kisschasy band tee on the blog.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and maxi dress, red maxi skirt and leather jacket, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC in third trimester.







What I wore:

colourful band tee duster and skinny jeans outfit with purple bag | away from blue

grey cardigan and skinny jeans with Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum  | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | public holiday mum style yellow band tee with grey duster cardi and skinny jeans
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Tee: The Getaway Plan yellow paint splatter band tee
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Finally a band tee from a different band, haha! There's something so fun about the Kisschasy tees, and I went to a lot of their shows so I have quite a collection of them!

This yellow band tee is another one from the "band tee storage box" that I've added to my regular wardrobe now after this challenge. I love this tee so much. I actually got to meet Matt from The Getaway Plan while wearing it and I shared a bit of that embarrassingly flustered encounter on Instagram. One of my fave pics still though!

Yellow and purple isn't a colour combo I'd normally go for but it works so well with this print that I had to match the colour in the tee with the purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag. With the bold yellow tee and purple bag I kept the rest of my outfit simple and neutral with my grey maxi cardigan, skinny jeans and silver ballet flats.

Comfy, cosy and colourful outfit for a public holiday day off - we headed to Ikea for brunch and got a few more things for the house.


Last worn: grey maxi cardigan, yellow band tee, grey skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to weargrey maxi cardigan and printed jeans, yellow band tee, grey skinny jeans in monochrome outfit, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancysilver ballet flats in third trimester, purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag in second trimester.



Graphic Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

#sparklepunchMusicMonth challenge was a great reason to get my band tees out again, and it shows you how easy it is to wear a classic band tee - no matter the colours! Keeping things simple and wearing a graphic tee with jeans is an easy outfit option, and perfect for mum life. You can go simple and monochrome like the first outfit or be more colourful and bring out the colours in the print with your accessories like I have in the final outfit. You can also mix thing sup a little and pair a band tee with a maxi skirt like the second outfit.




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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

White Tees, Colourful Jeans, Cardigans and Printed Scarves

Two simple outfits for mornings at the park - bright denim, white tees, cosy scarves and cardigans with ankle boots and my Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag. Easy mum style!

What I wore:

ScarfStella McCartney heart print scarf
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

When I was unpacking my winter stuff and saw this scarf, I instantly thought of putting together this outfit. I wore it recently with a tee dress, and was excited to take the chance to wear it with the jeans! I love blue and green together and knew that the white tee would be the perfect base with the green and blue.

It was such a good outfit for a playdate in the park too, with some other parents I hadn't met before. Telling someone to look out for the green jeans works so well at a busy playground! It was nice to meet the mums and dads for the first time, and everyone commented on the jeans being a good idea as they stood out! Although the Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine Mini MAC bag is a completely different shade from the emerald green jeans I thought they went together really nicely.

It turned into a really warm day in the sun as the kids played together so I ended up taking my cardigan off. It had been a nice neutral topper for the outfit but was much too warm in the middle of the day, especially with the ankle boots and blanket scarf.


Last worn: grey maxi cardigan, heart print scarf, white teegreen skinny jeans, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to weargrey maxi cardigan in monochrome outfit, heart print scarf and dress, white tee and pencil skirtgreen skinny jeans and multicoloured tankblack ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and printed shorts.

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


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

colourful winter layers red skinny jeans stripes scarf and navy waterfall cardigan outfit | away from blue

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

awayfromblue Instagram park playground SAHM outfit colourful winter layers navy cardigan scarf stripe tee red skinny jeans
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs scarf in Island pine-print
TeeAtmos&Here navy stripe v-neck tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

More colourful jeans! I wore my red pair this time, also a thrifted pair like the green ones above. It was a quieter day at the playground though - we have so many great parks around us so that it's often only a few kids in the parks on weekdays, and our favourite one is always quiet.

It's not the first time I've worn these red jeans with the navy cardigan, navy and red is a colour combination I keep coming back to! I know the red jeans would be perfect with this scarf too, it's a fun mix of colours and looks nice with the navy striped tee.

I did consider a red bag with this outfit but decided on the Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC instead as I thought the pants were red enough, and they already matched the scarf.

It was a colder day when I wore this outfit so I was thankful the boys didn't want to spend too much time at the park. A quick stop on the way home to pick up groceries and then a quiet afternoon at home.


Last worn: navy cardigan, leaf print scarf, striped tee, red skinny jeans, tan ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearnavy cardigan worn belted, leaf print scarf and chambray dress, striped tee and olive shorts, red skinny jeans and rainbow knit, tan ankle boots and matching bag, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyleaf print scarf at 37 weeks, striped tee in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC in second trimester.



Colourful Jeans Under $50:




How You can Wear It:

Bright denim is such a fun alternative to a classic pair of blue jeans! Still oh-so easy to wear with the skinny jeans staple of a tee, they make a really colourful outfit paired with other bright accessories or layers like a scarf, cardigan or bag.


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Friday, 28 June 2019

Orange Camis and Black Skinny Jeans

Layering up some orange camis for winter with black skinny jeans. Surprisingly, both of these camis came from my family! One from my sister's wardrobe, the other a gift from my mum.

What I wore:

jeanswest kitty moto jacket double denim with black skinny jeans peach cami mums night out dinner outfit | awayfromblue

double denim with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromthebluef

awayfromblue Instagram | double denim biker jacket with skinny jeans peach ruffle cami silver mini MAC bag
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TopJeanswest peach ruffle cami
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Continuing on with catching up with everyone after our Europe trip, I joined my mum friends for a rare night out. The last one we had was last year! It was good to dress up a little, but I wanted to keep things simple. Jeans and a nice top is a staple "I don't know what to wear" outfit, and was perfect for our dinner date.

The pastel cami is a piece I got from one of my sister's wardrobe clear outs. It was a nice combination with my pale denim moto jacket (a recent purchase) and a nice contrast with the black denim jeans. Of course I couldn't resist matching the blue in the denim jacket with the beaded necklace and the statement earrings. I do love a little matchy-matchy! That's why I picked my metallic Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag to wear too, to match the silver hardware on the jacket.


Last worn: denim jacket, peach cami, beaded necklace, Nobody Denim jeans, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wear: denim jacket and maxi skirtpeach cami and pleated skirt, Nobody Denim jeans and blazer, black ballet flats and swing dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag for a wedding.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag in second trimester.


My Rebecca Minkoff Handbag Collection:






What I wore:

wool cardigan with neon orange cami colourful statement necklace printed jeans SAHM style | away from blue

neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with wool cardigan | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | wool maxi cardigan printed jeans and orange cami rebecca minkoff mab camera bag
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
TopNew Look orange strappy cami top
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I was eager to wear this neon orange cami that my mum bought for me in the sales. My sister was buying the black one, and mum knows how much I love colour so thought I'd like this orange one. I love it so much! It has a great strappy back that I'll hopefully get to show off after winter!

A colder day meant I wore a similar outfit combo to the one above but swapped the denim jacket for a cosy wool maxi cardigan. This was perfectly comfortable for church, and kept me warm. Even with the bright orange cami, I wanted to add a little more interest to the outfit with the bold statement necklace and the printed jeans. It made for a really fun outfit!

With all the colour and print, I thought the neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag would be the best accessory. I like how the tan worked with the orange cami as well as the neutral black and grey.


Last worn: wool cardigan, Ruby Olive necklace, Sass & Bide jeans, black ballet flats (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've worn the cami as it's a recent addition to my wardrobe.

Other ways to wearwool cardigan and printed scarf, Sass & Bide jeans with red cardi, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in second trimester.



Orange Camis Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A bold orange cami is so fun to wear! You can keep it simple and wear it with black skinny jeans; adding more colour, print or texture to your outfit with accessories or jackets.



What I Bought In June:


I'd normally do a separate post and video for this, but I only bought two things so I'm just adding it onto this post!




Not expecting any purchases next month as I'll be doing #noBuyJuly again for the forth year in a row. Something I need as I've spent more this year than I expected to!


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Monday, 10 June 2019

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

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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


What I Packed: Capsule Wardrobe For My Europe Trip




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




What I wore:

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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


Black Maxi Skirts Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:

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





Weekday Wear Linkup #22


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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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!
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Friday, 7 June 2019

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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




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

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

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


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











What I wore:

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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





Printed Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

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


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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Printed Dresses for Church In Cooler Weather

While we visited Scotland in the spring time, the weather was more like a Brisbane winter! I did pack some pretty dresses for those occasions when I wanted to feel a little more pulled-together but had to layer them up a little bit more to make the temperatures bearable. Covering my legs was a must - I packed lots of tights and leggings! These dress outfits were perfect for attending church.

What I wore: 

navy ikat print dress with purple scarf silver mini mac bag outfit in liberton kirk | awayfromblue

navy ikat print dress in liberton kirkyard blogger photo | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy ikat print dress and silver rebecca minkoff mini MAC bag in liberton kirkyard church
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I did actually have my trench coat over this dress but I took it off for the photos. Thankfully we took these around lunch time when the weather was a bit warmer, but I was still grateful to pop my coat back on after snapping a few shots!

This pretty Ikat print dress is a firm favourite, and being a sheer polyester with a polyester slip underneath it meant extra layers to keep me cosy! I paired it with my fleece lined tights and ankle boots, as well as my purple scarf and big trench coat.

We'd spent the morning at another church so I'd picked this pretty dress to wear. On our way to lunch, we passed this church yard and the gate was open after a recent service. Much to to the surprise of hubby and the boys, I pulled the car over and we ran in for a few quick photos. The church is Liberton Kirk, built in 1815 so over 200 years old! It looks absolutely stunning with the red doors and the greenery growing all over it. So pleased to be able to get some photos there!


Last worn: ikat print dress, purple scarf, ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearikat print dress and leather jacket, purple scarf and skinny jeansankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and green jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyikat print dress in third trimester, ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag in second trimester.






30 Ways To Wear A Printed Dress: Zara Shift Dress







What I wore:

Zaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger with leggings converse under cherry blossom tree | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | cherry blossom tree blogger photo with floral print swing dress leggings
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
DressZaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger with leggings underneath
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

It was a warmer day when I wore this outfit - so I went without a jacket. I picked leggings to keep my legs covered, and the long sleeves on this dress kept my arms covered up from the wind too. It's not just cold in Scotland, it's so windy! Thankfully there wasn't too much wind on this day.

Had to pose under a cherry blossom tree for a photo with my floral dress. #bloggerlife This mustard dress I picked up from Zaful after seeing it on Ruth's blog has gotten more wear than I expected - with the ruffles it's nice for making me feel a bit more dressed up.

Paired with Converse and my trusty Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag, it was an easy outfit for church and then an afternoon BBQ.


Last worn: mustard floral dress, diamond necklace, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearmustard floral dress in summer, Converse and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

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


Printed Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

You don't need to give up your dresses when the weather cools! Try leggings, or fleece lined tights, scarves and ankle boots for a little extra warmth on a cold day.



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