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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Thrifted Outfits: Printed Tees and Maxi Skirts With New Rebecca Minkoff Bags

I think these outfits sum up my style perfectly! Thrifted maxi skirts and tees, with some splurge-worthy bags. Because why spend a lot on clothes when you could put that money towards the bag budget instead? 😂


I've been thrifting a lot more in recent years - it was helped by having an opshop (thrift store) right next to the playgroup we went to weekly. Although it's now closed down it helped me see that I could maybe swing 10-15 minutes to browse if there were some toys around for the boys to play with! I've been looking further afield at different opshops to find a nice replacement store, which of course has lead to buying things as I browsed! It's meant I could pull these outfits together really cheaply (if you don't count the cost of the bags I accessorised with!)

What I wore:

thrifted printed tee ruffle maxi skirt summer sahm style outfit with rebecca minkoff edie cross body | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | kids birthday party mum outfit printed tee maxi skirt rebecca minkoff edie cross body bag magenta
Tee: thrifted Kmart abstract blob print tee
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

This skirt is recently purchased - both it and the tee were only $1 each. While I do already have a black drawstring waist maxi skirt, it doesn't have the ruffled hem and does have splits up each side which limits when I can wear it. I can see this working for cooler weather with some ankle boots, and being petite I wasn't going to turn down a perfect length maxi skirt for just $1. I suspect it may have been altered before to suit its previous equally short owner!

The perfect outfit for a busy day. First wearing of my new Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag too. I scored this in the January sales, and while it took a few weeks to arrive it was worth the wait! Wore this to a birthday party at McDonalds in the morning and then watching church online at my friends house in the evening.

With the bold abstract print on the tee and the bright cross body bag, I didn't feel this outfit needed a necklace.


Last worn: abstract print tee, Havaianas. First time I've worn the ruffle maxi skirt and Edie bag too as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wear abstract print tee and denim shorts.


What I Bought In January And February - Opshop Haul:






What I wore:

space dye tee and mixed print maxi skirt opshopped outfit thrift finds and rebecca minkoff bag | away from blue

mixed print thrifted maxi skirt and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram summer printed maxi skirt and tee thrifted opshopped outfit with mab camera bag
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Skirt: thrifted tribal print maxi skirt
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another completely thrifted outfit if you exclude the accessories! This tee was even cheaper than the one above, working out to just 67 cents as I got it in a 'fill a bag for $2' sale with a few other pieces. This is its sixth wear too, getting great cost per wear.

I've tried print mixing with it before, this time around I thought I'd pair it with this printed maxi skirt. Which I got in the same $2 bag of clothes. It was originally a dress, and I decided to have it altered into a skirt. It's such a fun summer piece.

I liked the way that the space dye tee worked with the mixed prints on the skirt, and I think the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag tied the two pieces together nicely. Since the bag was a Christmas gift, that leaves the sandals to be the most expensive part of my outfit and I purchased them for $20!



Last worn: black printed tee, gold and navy beaded necklacemixed print maxi skirt, gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag.

Other ways to wearblack printed tee in the office, mixed print maxi skirt and denim jacket, gold sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag and frill sleeve tees.




How You Can Wear It:

There is a false assumption that you need to wear a new outfit every day or you can't rewear things - in fashion in general, not just in blog land. I definitely challenge that and I enjoy showing you different ways to wear things in every post, and my 30 wears series to illustrate that you don't need new things all the time. And you certainly don't need to spend a lot when you do buy things!

You can easily find a bargain piece or two to update your wardrobe and make things feel fresh without maxing out your credit cards. Opshops, thrift stores, eBay, sale sections, all are good ways to make your fashion budget go a little further and give you the thrill of something new, so you can have a little more money to splurge on the things you care more about. That means more money for handbags for me obviously! 😂

In blogging, there is pressure to wear new things, things you can link and generate commissions on sales of. And I truly do appreciate those of you who buy things through the affiliate links I share to give me a little extra money for my hobby. But I'd much rather be a useful blog, that gives you inspiration for ways to wear pieces you already have and encourages you to rewear pieces to get more value from the things you've bought.


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Friday, 18 January 2019

Embellished Tanks and Maxi Skirts With Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag

The thing I like about maxi skirts is that they never feel over or under dressed. When wearing both of these maxi skirts below I added some embellished tanks to make them feel just a little more dressed up, and a little more festive for the parties we were going to (back in December!).

What I wore:

sequin embellished tank and navy stripe maxi skirt kid's christmas party | awayfromblue

silk scarf tied in bow around wrist as bracelet and Balenciaga tempete day bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram burgundy sequin embellished tank, balenciaga day bag and navy stripe maxi skirt
DressJeanswest 'Darcy' embellished top in winter coral
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Fashion Scarf Girl Navy and Gold hair scarf (c/o) tied in bow
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I wore this to the boys daycare party. I'd just worn shorts and a tee earlier in the day, but swapped to this as the maxi skirt gave me more coverage, and I wanted the bigger bag. I'm glad I picked this bag, they got so many things I had to hold and it was nice being hands free! The style challenge for the day was 'sequins and sparkle' so this sequin embellished tank was perfect, and probably overdue a wear! It's been a while since I last wore it.

The boys had a wonderful night at the party, and I was grateful for having picked the maxi skirt to wear with all the running around after them I did and bending down to toddler level!


Last worn: sequin embellished tank, navy scarf, navy stripe maxi skirt, black Havaianas, Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag.

Other ways to wearsequin embellished tank and skinny jeans, navy scarf on a handbag, navy stripe maxi skirt worn two ways, Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag and printed dress.

Perfect for pregnancysequin embellished tank in third trimester, Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag in second trimester.



What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Tempete Day










What I wore:

ombre pink embellished tank with chambray maxi skirt and balenciaga day bag | SAHM Style away from blue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | away from the blue blog

awayfromtheblue instagram ombre embellished tank pink and chambray denim maxi skirt balenciaga day bag
DressJeanswest 'Macy' ombre tank in 'very berry'
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above so much, I repeated a similar thing a few days later. I picked this ombre beaded tank which is such a special piece but again, like the sequin tank above, so sparingly worn due to how delicate it is. Life with two boys under 5 requires a bit of consideration when wearing delicate pieces!

I really liked the pink and blue together of the ombre tank and chambray skirt, and the studded sandals were a simple option. We had a busy day, with the final Christmas food shop in the morning and then a party with our church friends down the coast. This was the perfect outfit to feel cool and pulled together for all those events. I was relieved to see that Woolies wasn't as busy as I anticipated and I grabbed the groceries quite quickly, but it was definitely getting busier as we left.


Last worn: ombre embellished tank, noisy may chambray maxi skirt, studded gladiator sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag (above).

Other ways to wearombre embellished tank and skinny jeans, noisy may chambray maxi skirt and printed tank, studded gladiator sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancyombre embellished tank and hidden second trimester bump, Balenciaga tempete day bag in third trimester.



Embellished Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Anything with a little extra embellishment will feel a bit more pulled together when you add it to an outfit. A simple maxi skirt looks more dressed up when you add an embellished tank, but it creates a simple outfit option, ideal for running around after kids at parties!


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Monday, 31 December 2018

Pink Tanks, Denim Shorts and Printed Scarves With Rebecca Minkoff MAM Bag

A simple bright tank and denim shorts is an easy summer staple outfit. For something a little different, I like to add some extra colour or print with accessories. A kimono, printed bag, or as I've worn here a printed scarf, is a fun extra touch to your outfit. Both of these scarves are lightweight and perfect for a milder summer day.

What I wore:

blush pink scarf with magenta hot pink tank black denim shorts rebecca minkoff mam | awayfromblue

hermes pale pink clic clac and Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram pink tank and pastel leaf print scarf denim shorts SHAM style
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl leaf print scarf (c/o)
TankAsos satin singlet in pink
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

This was an absolutely crazy day. Usually on a crazy busy day I'd stick with a comfortable tried and true outfit, but I decided at the last minute to try something a little different and add this pale pink leaf print scarf to the hot pink tank. While it was a hot day, it was a very windy one so the scarf was a great accessory to have. Particularly when the dust picked up.

I had to drive into the city for an appointment and it was an interesting drive - some of the remnants of the dust storm had reached Brisbane and everything was very hazy. Which lead to a lot of questions from the kids in the back seat about why the city was so 'misty'. And a very dirty car -  although I wore this back in November - like everyone else in Brisbane my car stayed covered in red dust for a few weeks!

With the pink on pink, the neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag seemed like a good choice, and it held a few things I needed for the appointment. Perfect for running errands after too.


Last worn: leaf print scarf, pink tank, black denim shorts, Hermes clic clacHavaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearleaf print scarf worn as a kimono, pink tank and cobalt, black denim shorts and kimono, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancypink tank in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester.


5 Different Ways To Wear the Rebecca Minkoff MAM Bag





What I wore:

chook print bird and egg scarf pink button up tank bermuda denim shorts summer SHAM style | away from blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | bird print scarf adding interest to pink button up tank and bermuda denim shorts outfit with rebecca minkoff mam bag
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl bird and egg print scarf (c/o)
TankJeanswest Helene sleeveless textured shirt in berry
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

A  very similar outfit formula to the one above, again with a pink tank and denim shorts. I added this fun chicken and egg print scarf for a little extra interest with the otherwise plain outfit. Unlike the day above, this was a much more relaxed day with the boys. We headed out to the library for rhyme time and then stopped at a few stores on the way home to run some errands. Being in aircon for most of the day, the scarf was a good extra layer to stop it feeling too chilly in the shopping centre.


Last worn: bird print scarf, pink button up tank, Bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to wearbird print scarf and pencil skirt, pink button up tank and flares, Bermuda denim shorts and embroidered blouse, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and dress.

Perfect for pregnancypink button up tank in first trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester.



Pink Tanks Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A plain tank and denim shorts is such an easy summer staple outfit. If you want to change things up a little between wears, try throwing on a cute scarf for some extra interest to your outfit. If it's a cooler summer day or you're spending a lot of time in the aircon it will make you a little warmer too! Light fabrics like viscose are best for scarves you want to wear in summer.




Hope you have a very happy new year! I will be spending it as I usually do since having kids, exhausted and asleep in bed missing welcoming in the new year! 😂




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Friday, 28 December 2018

Christmas Outfits: Casual and Dressy Maxis

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your friends or family! We hosted Christmas this year, which always makes things a little more hectic, but it's always fun.

Below I'm sharing two Christmas outfits - a casual one for Christmas eve and then a dressier one for Christmas day. Also the first time in a couple of years I've bought a new dress just for Christmas!

What I wore:

Christmas even novelty festive glitter santa tee with jersey maxi skirt and red bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag with glitter jingle bells bow bracelet | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram Christmas eve family time casual festive outfit glitter santa novelty tee maxi dress red bag
Top: festive glitter Santa tee
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!)
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Christmas eve in my family is always a casual day, the purpose being to relax and spend time together. We all meet up at my parent's place, and commence our yearly traditions. Christmas cookie making, craft making, Christmas movies and a lot of laughter. Definitely the best way to begin Christmas, spending time with people you love.

We've been wearing these Christmas tees to celebrate for 6 years - we each have one, and although I have to keep buying the boys new ones as they grow, this green Santa tee has been worn regularly every year, through both my pregnancies! It's another fun tradition to have.

I couldn't resist adding this red Rebecca Minkoff Avery bag to my outfit - it's such a festive bag it was a frequent go-to over December.


Last worn: green Santa tee, black jersey maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag.

Other ways to weargreen Santa tee and shorts, black jersey maxi skirt in autumn, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and other festive outfits.

Perfect for pregnancygreen Santa tee in second trimester.



Christmas Celebrations:




All the family fun from Christmas and a few days before it.




What I wore:

Christmas day formal hostess outfit Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress with navy and gold accessories vintage chanel flap bag | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack and charm bracelet with Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap | awayfromtheblue

awayromtheblue Instagram | Christmas day hostess style Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress mandala print with vintage chanel flap bag
Earrings: gifted navy tassel statement earrings
Necklace: gifted navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress (new purchase)
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals (new purchase)
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

While Christmas eve is dressed down, on Christmas day we love to dress up! I'd seen this maxi dress at Jeanswest a few weeks before Christmas, and with some left over gift card to spend decided to treat myself to a new dress for Christmas, something I haven't done for a couple of years.

Christmas day was also a fun and family filled, with presents, putting our new Christmas crafts to good use, and marvelling over the kid's excitement with their gifts. There was a little stress as I hosted Christmas lunch, but so worth it in the end when you get to sit down and eat together! Even if I did mess up the cooking a little bit.... This maxi dress was perfect, I was so glad to finally get to wear it. It's sure to pop up a lot more often on the blog now!

I did want to curl my hair and be all 'done up' for Christmas, but by the time I finished prepping for Christmas day it was 10.30 pm on Christmas eve so I just decided to go to bed instead of staying up to curl my hair, and ran the straighteners through it in the morning. It's nice to want to do everything on Christmas, and wonderful when you achieve it, but at the end of the day (as it is every day) your sanity is the most important thing! Plus with two boys under five that extra 30 minutes in bed makes a difference when they come wake you up early Christmas morning! 😂


Last worn: first time I've worn the maxi dress and the sandals as they are new purchases. Vintage Chanel bag.

Other ways to wearVintage Chanel bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyVintage Chanel bag at 40 weeks.




How You Can Wear It:

Christmas time is a great time to dress up or dress down - there are so many outfit options! You can go for a fun novelty tee (or knit if it's colder where you are) for a casual outfit, or glam it up a little with a maxi dress. Anything goes!


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Monday, 24 December 2018

Christmas Outfits: Red Santa Scarf Worn Three Ways

Happy Christmas Eve!

Like all of my blog posts, this one is scheduled in advance. I will be spending the day with my family. On Christmas Eve we decorate cookies, do Christmas crafts, and watch Christmas movies. To keep in the festive spirit, I'm sharing 3 of my recent Christmas themed outfits with this Santa scarf from Fashion Scarf Girl (c/o).


What I wore:

Christmas shopping outfit summer foil print sar tee and denim shorts, red Santa scarf and micro Avery bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram christmas shorts and tee outfit star print tee black denim shorts Santa scarf and red bag
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl red Santa scarf (c/o)
TeeJeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

This is what I wore for our annual pre-Christmas shopping trip! All the girls in the family go out for the day, picking up last minute gifts for others and buying gifts for each other when we see things we have to have. It's such a fun tradition and even if we don't manage to buy a lot we always have a great time!

Last year I wore a pretty dress, but this year the kids came along so I thought shorts were a more practical choice! Added a little festivity to my printed tank and shorts outfit with this fun scarf. The red Rebecca Minkoff mini Avery bag was a nice bit of matchy matchy red too.


Last worn: star print foil tee, black denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearstar print foil tee worn two ways, black denim shorts in capsule wardrobe, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and dress.






What I wore:

black halter maxi dress mums night out dinner outfit with red Santa print scarf coral Rebecca minkoff love bag | away from blue

 Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | away from the blue
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl red Santa scarf (c/o)
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
Dressblack Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Another Christmas event, another opportunity to wear this Santa scarf! I wore it with black again, this plain black halterneck maxi dress was a lovely backdrop and really let the scarf shine. Perfect for an end of year celebration dinner with some other mums from my local Australian Breastfeeding Association. I quickly got changed after work into this, a simple outfit but so comfortable to wear for dinner.

As I was kid free, I made the most of it and picked this adorable little Rebecca Minkoff small love bag to hold my essentials. Another cheerful pop of colour!


Last worn: Jeanswest maxi dress, earrings, Santa scarf (above), silver cuff, Rebecca Minkoff Georgina sandals, Rebecca Minkoff pale coral small love bag.

Other ways to wearJeanswest maxi dress layered for winter, Rebecca Minkoff Georgina sandals and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff pale coral small love bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyJeanswest maxi dress in second trimester.




What I wore:

movie world white Christmas festive outfit summer humidity shorts and striped tank red accessories | awayfromblue
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl red Santa scarf (c/o)
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Last but not least, wore this to take the boys to White Christmas at Movie World. It was the first time we've been to White Christmas and the first time the boys had been to Movie World! In December, the park opens for a few hours in the evening to allow you to enjoy the Christmas festivities.

With a big Christmas parade, snow falling and so many Christmas themed activities, the Santa scarf was an obvious choice. With a simple shorts and a tank outfit, as it was still hot and I had anticipated going on a lot of rides with the boys!

Again I paired the red Santa scarf with the Rebecca Minkoff Avery bag - it's such a nice combo!


Last worn: striped tank, distressed denim shorts, silver glitter sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Avery bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tank and purple jeans, distressed denim shorts and kimonosilver glitter sneakers and dress, Rebecca Minkoff Avery and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank in second trimester.



Santa Scarves Under $50:


(grab one in the sales for next year!)

How You Can Wear It:


An easy way to make an outfit festive without spending a lot is by adding an accessory. This Santa scarf works perfectly for winter, but what about a heart print scarf for Valentine's day, or a bunny printed clutch for Easter? Accessories are a cheap and cheerful way to change up an outfit and make it festive for an occasion.


No matter what you're wearing or what you're doing, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and get to experience God's peace and love in your life. Merry Christmas!


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Friday, 14 December 2018

Printed Maxi Dresses and Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Azur Tote

I love a maxi dress. They are perfect for staying covered up but cool in the summer heat. I wore both these printed maxi dresses for two different days, but kept the accessories identical to show you that you don't need to add much to a maxi dress - even with the same accessories these are such different outfits due to the different prints.  Take a maxi dress, add a pretty necklace, big tote bag, studded sandals and you have an easy summer outfit - no matter the print or style of your maxi dress!

What I wore:

Annual family christmas santa photo outfit  Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress and louis vuitton neverfull tote | awayfromblue

tropical print maxi dress, Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress and louis vuitton neverfull tote
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Wore this to go take our annual family Santa photo. We have done it at a few different places over the years, but this year we did the same as last year and headed to the local RSPCA shelter to get the photo. I'd thought about what everyone was wearing, planned it all out so we subtly coordinated. The boys were in blue and green shirts and I picked this tropical print maxi dress because of the blue and green in the print.

Turns out that all that time I spent curling my hair in the morning and thinking about the perfect outfits didn't really matter as one of my sons decided he was not in the mood for photos and that the camera and Santa were the scariest things in the world. Your time slot is really short, just 5 minutes, so I felt horrible as I was going through my bag for things for the staff to use to distract him and make him look over at the camera. At the time of writing this I haven't got the final photo back yet, but I'm not expecting it to be a good one. Will certainly be a funny one to look back on in later years though.

I really did like this outfit - the bag and dress and the studded sandals and maxi dress are all frequently worn together. I just wished the morning was a little less stressful! 😂


Last worn: tropical print maxi dress, tassel necklace, studded gladiator sandals, Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

Other ways to weartropical print maxi dress in winter, studded gladiator sandals and printed shorts, Louis Vuitton Neverfull worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton Neverfull at 38 weeks.


30 Ways To Wear: Louis Vuitton Neverfull







What I wore:

summer SAHM style blue printed maxi dress louis vuitton neverfull tote bag damier azur | away from blue

blue printed maxi dress and Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | away from the blue

summer SAHM style outfit maxi dress and Louis Vuitton neverfull damier azur MM tote
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Same outfit formula, although a much more productive day! I picked this jersey maxi dress to wear as it seemed like a nice option for the crazy heat and humidity while still being modest enough for an appointment I had with my son. I had the day off for it, and got to spend some rare one on one time with him before the late morning appointment. I think the biggest struggle of having two kids is finding enough time one on one with each of them equally.

After the appointment I dropped him off late at daycare, and headed to the shops to finish grabbing a few more Christmas gifts. Of course I stopped at Kmart, to discover that my local store has the super clearance markdowns on Wednesdays, when I'm usually working! I stocked up and bought a bunch of clothes for the boys, and a $2 dress for me! 18 items for $37 was a pretty good deal!

This maxi dress is a firm favourite, being my favourite colour, and was perfect for the day. I even filmed a few videos for YouTube too and really made the most of my day off!


Last worn: blue printed maxi dress, tassel necklace (above), studded gladiator sandals (above), Louis Vuitton damier neverfull (above).

Other ways to wearblue printed maxi dress under a teestudded gladiator sandals and denim shorts, Louis Vuitton damier neverfull at the beach.

Perfect for pregnancyblue printed maxi dress at 39 weeks, Louis Vuitton damier neverfull in third trimester.



Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is an effortless summer option. If you pick a fun printed one to wear, add some simple accessories like nude sandals, a big tote and a statement necklace: it's a quick and easy outfit. Perfect for both the summer heat and mum life when you might not have a lot of time to get ready in the morning!


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Friday, 7 December 2018

Plain Tees and Printed Maxi Skirts With Rebecca Minkoff Bags

When the heat hits, I look for simple easy outfits that don't have any unnecessary layers. A plain tee and a printed maxi skirt is simple summer style. And spring style, as I wore these a few weeks ago when it was still spring!

What I wore: 

plain black tee, billabong boho printed red maxi skirt, rebecca minkoff sandals saddle bag SAHM Style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | awayfromtheblue

two fashion bloggers printed maxi skirts plain tees colourful spring SAHM style outfit | awayfromtheblue
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

I adore this skirt so much and it was the first one that came to mind when picking an outfit to wear to meet Sasha. It's so light in the heat and swishes beautifully when you walk, kind of creating its own breeze. The day was forecast to be extremely hot, so we ended up spending more time indoors than anticipated.

Sasha is another Brisbane blogger and while she lives a little distance away from me, we caught up at a mid point in the city, at the state library. The cafe there was lovely and very quiet until I showed up with the boys! In the end we ducked into the kids play area at the library so the boys could run around a little more and we could continue chatting. Always so nice meeting another blogging friend in person, even more so when they are as interesting as Sasha. We spoke for a couple of hours, which seemed to be over in a few minutes, before I took the boys for lunch in the city and headed home.

Keeping things simple with the outfit, I went with a neutral black tee, a red bag to match the red skirt, and my latest necklace purchase to match the gold hardware on the bag. You can see why I enjoy Sasha's blog so much, we have very similar style! Thanks to Mr 4 who kindly took the photo for us.


Last worn: black tee, tassel necklace, red printed maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to wearblack tee and olive jeans, red printed maxi skirt and Christmas tee, studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag worn 30 ways.


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What I wore:

jeanswest red terracotta emma woven trim tee navy stripe maxi skirt rebecca minkoff love bag | awayfromtheblue

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

awayfromtheblue instagram | red and navy striped maxi skirt outfit SAHM style with Rebecca Minkoff Love bag
Necklace: silk beaded baby-friendly necklace
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in terracotta
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Thankfully this day wasn't as hot as the one above. As you can see, there was even a bit of a breeze! I kept to the simple outfit formula I'd liked so much above, going a little more colourful this time with the basic red tee and navy striped maxi skirt. I accessorised with the baby friendly necklace as we spent the morning at our local ABA group, the topic was baby / toddler massage.

The last time I did a baby massage class my now 2 and a half year old was a tiny little 3 week old, so I was really looking forward to it! I went in with two very eager to help little boys, which quickly turned into me chasing kids around the room in between attempting to practice the massage techniques. I definitely don't do the massage techniques as often as I should, but there are so many benefits to it so I'm going to try do it more often. It's a lot more fun to do when the boys are big enough to give feedback on what they like too!

Stuck with this neutral Rebecca Minkoff Love bag as I still had it out after wearing it a few days before and the grey was a good pairing with the brighter red and navy outfit.


Last worn: red tee, silk necklace, navy striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearred tee and jeans, navy striped maxi skirt worn two ways, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.



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How You Can Wear It

Printed maxi skirts can be a little daunting as they are such large pieces of print! You can keep things easy and simple by picking a plain tee to wear with them. You can go with a neutral black like I did in the first outfit, or try something different and add a little more colour like in the second outfit. You can't go wrong pairing a plain basic with a fun printed piece!



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