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Friday, 24 July 2020

Striped Tees and Skull Scarves With Green Jeans

Two outfits with very similar formulas that look really different. Green skinny jeans, striped tees, skull scarves and cardigans for spending time outside with the boys.

What I wore:

navy stripe tee green skinny jeans cardigan skull scarf and nylon backpack walking trail outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue | awayfromtheblue

bush trail walking outfit green skinny jens cardigan skull scarf nylon backpack baby bag | awayfromblue Instagram

Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen azure wool skull scarf
Tee: Jeanswest striped split hem tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue

Why I wore it:

Making the most of the nice weather during the school holidays, and also partly because hubby was still working from home and needed some quiet, I took the kids out to our fave walking trail. Picked because it's a really short and easy walk through the bush with beautiful views. It's under a kilometre too so I knew my injured knee could cope it it. Still wore my daggy but supportive running shoes anyway and I'm glad I did as we went off the trail a lot! We were out for hours finding "new" paths through the bush as the kids explored and I let them pick where we went. (Just a note that I know the track well, I always knew where we were and there are enough pointers around the landscape that a short walk in any direction would reorient you if you did get lost. A lot of the different paths we took were the old trail or accessing the trail from other directions so weren't just rushing off blindly. Be careful not to deviate from the trail unless you can do so safely.) My knee certainly started complaining that evening from all the extra walking!

I added the blue and teal skull scarf for a touch of colour with the navy stripe tee and the green skinny jeans. The scarf did come off quite quickly though as the day warmed up, I even considered taking the cardigan off a few times too. Keeping to the practical outfit I didn't take a bag of my own and just put my things and our water bottles and snacks in the Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack I use as a baby bag. Was a really fun morning out!






What I wore:

neutral playdate outfit olive skinny jeans stripe tee skull scarf navy cardigan grey bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey worn in crook of arm  | away from the blue


Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
TeeAtmos&Here navy stripe v-neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey (get it second hand)

Why I wore it:

This was another fun day outside! After a quick stop at the Saturday sale at the opshop we headed out to a local park with the boys, until they got hungry for lunch. I used my Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB instead of the baby bag as hubby was with us and could carry a backpack.

After the morning at the park, we spent the afternoon at yet another park for a playdate. Which didn't quite go according to plan...but luckily there was an entrepreneurial lady selling ice cream and taking advantage of the weekend crowds so we grabbed some ice cream and sat down on the beach enjoying the last of the sun's rays. As the kids got muddier and muddier running into the water 😂 Baths, a movie and an early dinner made it the perfect end to a hectic day.

I like this navy cardigan with the olive skinny jeans, especially as it matches the navy stripe tee.  I felt the outfit needed another layer as it was quite a windy day, this neutral taupe Alexander McQueen skull scarf was the perfect finishing touch. My knee was really sore by the end of the day though, Converse not as supportive for all the running around!


How You Can Wear It:


A skull scarf is a fun print mix with a stripe tee and jeans combo. You can go brighter like the first outfit with the blue and bold green skinny jeans, or stick with neutrals like the taupe, olive and navy second outfit.


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Friday, 27 March 2020

Kmart Floral Dresses With Amerii Circle Straw Bag

Kmart and their cute and affordable floral dresses are just too hard for me to resist! While the teal dress I'm wearing below is a relatively new one my mum bought me for Christmas last year, the coral one is a frequently repeated one as I've had it a couple of years. Both are great additions to my wardrobe.

What I wore: 

kmart tropical tiered coral floral maxi dress with waterfall jacket round rattan sling bag  date night outfit | awayfromblue

coral floral maxi dress and Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | kmart floral maxi dress date night outfit gold accessories
Earrings: Prouds gold and silver spiral drop earrings
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow gold multi-strand necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

Wore this a few weeks ago, in the first week of March, when hubby surprised me with a night out. Back when a night out was still possible and sensible in Australia! With the kids at their grandparents, we headed into the city for dinner and a movie like we used to do while dating. We had a decadent dessert for dinner at Max Brenner before watching a movie in an otherwise empty cinema. We've never had a whole cinema to ourselves before!

There were of course other people around in the city, particularly at Southbank, but we kept remarking on how quiet it was. Of course now, a few weeks later, the then moderately full restaurants are now completely empty. How quickly the world changes.

As I had to pull an outfit together at short notice I went with a trusty maxi dress, and simple gold accessories with this gold necklace that was definitely over due a wear and my gold mouse flats. I added the waterfall jacket as it was a little breezy, especially when walking by the river. Being kid free I just needed my phone and wallet so this little straw bag was perfect.


Last worn: waterfall jacket, gold necklace, Kmart floral tiered maxi dress, gold mouse flats, Amerii circle bag.

Other ways to wearwaterfall jacket and shorts, Kmart floral tiered maxi dress in winter, gold mouse flats worn 30 ways, Amerii circle bag and skater dress.

Perfect for pregnancywaterfall jacket in third trimester, gold mouse flats in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Amerii Straw Round Crossbody Bag






What I wore:

Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress, Amerii round rattan sling bag birthday party at home outfit | awayfromblue

teal floral maxi dress, Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | awayfromtheblue
Necklace: Eye Candy LA gold and turquoise cuff necklace
Dress: Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

I'll be honest - the bag is completely for show here, because what else would I do with my hands when taking a pic 😂 Unlike the outfit above, this outfit was planned out well in advance. With my son's birthday party last week we'd sent out the invites, bought all the cake ingredients, decorations, party bags, party favours...and then we were told to enforce social distancing in Australia. We figured maybe as it was in a park we would still be okay.... but then we were told that grandparents shouldn't see their grandkids.

So we very regretfully had to cancel my son's birthday celebrations. I know people around the world are dealing with worse and it's a minor inconvenience, but as a mum you don't want to see your kids upset!

We went ahead with the party at home, just us, his brother and the dogs. We still played party games, still had party food and all the decorations, and I still wore the outfit (and the bag!) I'd planned even though we didn't leave our house. I wouldn't ordinarily wear such a pretty dress if no-one would see it - but I felt like I should still put the effort in to get dressed up like I would if he'd had the party we planned.


Last worn: teal floral dressgold necklace, Havaianas, Amerii round straw bag (above).

Other ways to wearteal floral dress for ChristmasAmerii round straw bag in winter.


Floral Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A fun floral dress is an easy instant outfit and a great way to feel a little more dressed up. A neutral jacket is a nice layer for a cooler evening, or you can just let the dress shine on its own with minimal accessories and no additional layers.



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Friday, 14 February 2020

Two Ways To Wear A Navy V-Neck Tee: Jeanswest Sophie V-Neck Tee

This navy tee is one of the ones I picked up from Jeanswest during my massive Christmas gift card shopping spree. They'd only brought out into the store that day (the sales assistant had trouble scanning it) and so it was perfect timing! While I love blue I didn't have a navy v-neck tee. So pleased I do now! It works so well with the other pieces I have in my wardrobe, and I'm wearing it two different ways below.

What I wore:

navy v neck jeanswest tee with ally fashion floral maxi skirt pink accessories on monochrome blue outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony with monochromatic blue outfit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instgaram | monochrome blue outfit with navy tee floral maxi skirt mum church style
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest Sophie navy v-neck tee
SkirtAlly Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Just knew I had to pair this navy tee with this blue maxi skirt. Something my mum got me for Christmas, this skirt has been on frequent repeat lately as it's so perfect for summer! I really liked the navy with the brighter blue of the skirt, and accessorising was so simple. The blush necklace and peony pink Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag work so well with the pink flowers in the floral print.

This was a quick and easy outfit to pull together to head over to my friends house to watch Church Online. The maxi skirt accommodated the knee brace I've been wearing when I have to drive long distances, even though she just lives 30 minutes away driving really aggravates my knee after I injured it after Christmas.

Really liked all the colours in this outfit, made my matchy-matchy self very happy, especially when I added the navy and pink Havaianas to stick with the colour scheme, haha!


Last worn: floral maxi skirt, pink beaded necklace, navy Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag. First time I've worn the navy tee as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearfloral maxi skirt with turqouise, Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag and sundress.



Comparison of the Rebecca Minkoff Darren and Micro Regan Bags:









What I wore:

Jeanswest navy tee olive shorts and tie dye kimono poncho summer mum outfit with mustard bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold with jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagam | summer mum style park olive shorts navy tee and tie dye kimono with mustard bag
JacketJeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono (on sale!)
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeJeanswest Sophie navy v-neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

These embroidered soft shorts are a summer fave for me and I like wearing them with blue - I added the navy tee and couldn't resist wearing this blue tie-dye kimono too, I thought all the blue went so nicely together with the olive. I added even more colour with the mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag for a bit of a contrast, and my little turquoise tassel necklace which I often wear with green.

A nice comfortable and colourful outfit for walking along the bike trail and then visiting the park with the boys. I didn't wear my knee brace, instead I put on my old but supportive New Balance sneakers to help reduce the impact on my injured knee as we walked around. The boys could scoot and cycle much faster than I could limp along, but luckily hubby was there to help and keep an eye on them if they went too far while I trailed behind, haha! It was a hot day so the kimono wasn't really needed, but it was nice to have some extra sun protection for my arms.


Last worn: tie-dye kimono, navy tee (above), tassel necklace, olive embroidered shorts, sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to weartie-dye kimono and denim shorts, olive embroidered shorts and striped tee, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan worn 30 ways.



Navy V-Neck Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A navy v-neck tee is a great wardrobe basic to have! It's the perfect neutral. It looks good with other neutrals like olive and is a fun base for pink or yellow accessories like these Rebecca Minkoff bags.

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Monday, 13 January 2020

Two Ways To Wear White Bermuda Denim Shorts: Weekday Wear Linkup!

Wearing some new-to-me shorts for today's Weekday Wear link up! I wore these after Christmas in two different ways, bright and colourful with some new Christmas presents I got, and sticking to a monochrome black and white outfit for the second time I wore them.

I was hunting in the opshops in December for a Christmas tree skirt, and having no luck I browsed some of the other racks. I was so surprised to see these white Bermuda denim shorts in my size for just $6, so of course I got them! It's rare to find denim in my size, and I'd been thinking about white shorts for a while. With two dogs at home and two toddler boys I'm still not sure white shorts are the wisest choice, but for $6 I was willing to give it a try.


What I wore:

Cotton On Alana Wanderlust kimono in floral mood indigo with raspberry deep v tee and white bermuda denim shorts | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | white bermuda denim shorts outfit with blue kimono pink tee mum style
JacketCotton On Alana Wanderlust kimono in floral mood indigo
Necklace: Colette marble and gold pendant drop long necklace
TeeCotton On deep v tee in washed dessert rose
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda denim shorts (new purchase)
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

After a relaxing boxing day at home, we needed to get a few more groceries. We always go through bread so quickly after Christmas, making sandwiches with all the leftover ham and chicken! I convinced hubby that we should head to our local Westfield to maybe checkout the sales as well as getting more groceries.

It was a good excuse to wear some of my new Christmas presents too! I love the way this raspberry tee works with the blue kimono, and the necklace was the perfect accessory. I stuck with the neutral white Bermuda shorts and tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag to balance out all the colour.

I didn't buy too much in the sales, but did pick up a couple of things at Jeanswest as it was buy one get one free on all the sale pieces. I was also thrilled to keep these shorts free of spills or grubby toddler hands or fluffy paws! A successful stain-free first wear!


Last worn: Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. The shorts were a new purchase and the kimono, tee, and necklace were Christmas presents.

Other ways to wearRebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and orange cami.



What I Got For Christmas: Balenciaga Bag Reveal







What I wore:

monochrome black stripe tank with white bermuda denim shorts tortoiseshell accessories straw bag | away from blue

Amerii medium sling round rattan bag in black with white bermuda shorts | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | monochrome black white striped tank bermuda denim shorts outfit with straw bag
Earrings: Colette statement tortoise shell acrylic oval drop earrings
Necklace: Colette tortoise shell acrylic disc tassel necklace
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

The next time I wore these white shorts I kept it simple and monochromatic with the black striped tank. Even picked a little black bag as well, this Amerii straw circle bag was perfect. The fun tortoise shell necklace has matching earrings too and I thought the print would be a cute touch with the striped tank. It's a shame that the earrings don't show up so well against my hair in the pictures though! I liked the matchy-matchy with them and the necklace.

Did a little bit of shopping (and checked out the Kmart clearance sale) while hubby was running errands. We also finally managed to watch Love Actually while the kids were at kindy! We'd been watching a lot of Christmas movies and family movies over the break so I never felt like staying up late to watch a grown up movie once the kids were in bed. It's my favourite movie though and so perfect for Christmas time, even if we did watch it a little late!


Last worn: striped tank, Bermuda denim shorts (above), Havaianas, straw circle bag. First time I've worn the earrings and necklace as they are Christmas presents.

Other ways to wear: striped tank and purple jeans, straw circle bag and maxi skirt.




White Bermuda Denim Shorts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

White shorts are a great outfit base for anything - they work well with prints and you can also go all out wearing bright colours on top as they are a wonderful neutral to accompany lots of colour.


Weekday Wear Linkup #53


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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Monday, 6 January 2020

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

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

Perfect for pregnancyfestive tee in second trimester.


Christmas Q&A Tag Video:







What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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



How You Can Wear It:

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




Weekday Wear Linkup #52


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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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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


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










What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

Perfect for pregnancypurple tee in second trimester.



Striped maxi Skirts Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

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



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Friday, 27 December 2019

Maxi Dresses and Kimonos With Boxing Day Sales!

I'm usually a bit behind with blogging what I wore. While I only post 6 outfits, some weeks I manage to take pics every day and have 7 days of outfits to share. It doesn't bother me most of the year, but I always feel a little strange after Christmas sharing what I wore to Christmas events!

Today I'm posting what I wore back at the start of December, as well as some Boxing Day sale codes! For two different Christmas events I went with a classic wardrobe staple for me, a maxi dress. I added a kimono on top for something a little different.

What I wore:


embellished maxi dress with blue printed kimono pastel accessories mums night out dinner outfit Christmas | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral with navy printed kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy printed kimono with embellished maxi dress pastel accessories for dinner night out outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a very fun night out with some of the mums I met through ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association). It was our annual Christmas night out, with secret Santa gifts exchanged and a lot of good food eaten. So much good food in fact that they gave us all little containers to take the leftovers home with us and I had enough for dinner the next night, ha!

Wasn't sure what to wear so I went with a classic black maxi dress. I like that this has a bit of embellishment so it seems a little more dressed up, but for accessories I wasn't sure what to add. Decided to leave it to the last minute to pick accessories and after a busy day of working from home and then rushing to get my son to his appointment and back before dinner...I ended up throwing on a little bit of everything! Pink studded Balenciaga sandals, mustard tassel earrings, a navy kimono and the little peach Rebecca Minkoff love bag.

While nothing matched I liked all the colours with the maxi dress and really enjoyed this outfit in the end! The kimono was a nice light cover against the breeze plus a stretchy maxi dress is just what you need for a delicious feast!


Last worn: navy kimono, tassel earrings, embellished maxi dress, Balenciaga studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag in coral.

Other ways to wearnavy kimono and shorts, embellished maxi dress for Christmas, Balenciaga studded sandals and matching bag, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag in coral with jeans.

Perfect for pregnancynavy kimono in third trimester, embellished maxi dress at 39 weeks, Balenciaga studded sandals in second trimester.



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What I wore:

white crochet kimono with blue printed maxi dress green rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy printed maxi dress white crochet trim kimono green rebecca minkoff 5 zip bag
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

While I didn't wear this to attend a Christmas party, it was the boy's first event of the Christmas season so I felt I should dress up a little for it. We headed out for a Frozen themed party at the local indoor playground. This blue maxi dress with the white kimono seemed like a good idea to match the colour scheme, although I did add the turquoise necklace and little green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag to break it up the blue and white a little and stop it looking too costume-y. I didn't get a chance to compliment the other mum I saw in a blue printed maxi dress, but seeing her made me feel I'd picked the right outfit!

Felt comfortable for this for the entire party, even if I did feel a bit overdressed running errands and getting groceries the morning before the party. It was such a hot day too! I was very thankful the indoor play area had the aircon running, especially when the boys got me up to dance with Elsa!

I should have got a photo of the back of this outfit - the crochet back on the kimono showed off the crochet back of the maxi dress nicely I thought.


Last worn: crochet kimono, blue printed maxi dress, turquoise tassel necklace, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearcrochet kimono and shorts, blue printed maxi dress layered for a rainy day, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyblue printed maxi dress in third trimester.




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How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is a staple "I don't know what to wear" piece in my wardrobe - perfect for a grown up dinner or an afternoon dancing around with kids to the Frozen soundtrack! A kimono can add a little extra colour to your outfit, or just provide an extra layer of sun protection on a hot day or breeze on a cooler evening.



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