Showing posts with label mouse flats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mouse flats. Show all posts

Friday, 3 January 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Gold Marc By Marc Jacobs Mouse Flats & 2019 Shopping Review, 2020 Budget

For this month's 30 ways to wear post I'm also sharing how my "spend less on fashion" year went in 2019, and my spending goals for 2020!


These little metallic Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats definitely deserve their own 30 wears post. It's not a style that's made any more, you can find some on eBay and other resale sites though. I bought them on sale back in 2013 for $166, and they've been worn 92 times since then. (So currently $1.80 per wear). I think I'm definitely getting my money's worth from them! While they are showing a little wear they are still very comfortable and wearable and I expect them to be around for a while yet. Even if they could do with a bit of a polish!


30 ways to wear metallic ballet flats Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse shoes | away from the blue blog


It's such a talking point when people realise I'm wearing little mouse shoes, they are too fun for me to ever think of giving them up, even if they are discontinued and the Marc by Marc Jacobs brand isn't around any more. I like to wear them whenever I know I'll be meeting new people as they are a cute conversation starter. The metallic gold goes with absolutely everything too, I had a hard time putting this 30 wears post together as I wear them with so many colours!

I decided to show you 34 outfits, with different styles of clothing I've worn these flats with rather than focusing on colour combinations to try. I hope it inspires you to try something different with a similar pair of flats you own - I find bold bright shoes tricky to wear but these fun novelty metallic gold ones are very versatile! Much more versatile that you'd expect from a pair of shoes with mouse ears and whiskers!



Marc by Marc Jacobs Mouse Flats with Dresses


Marc by Marc Jacobs Mouse Flats with Dresses 8 ways to wear | away from the blue


Ballet flats and a dress is a staple outfit for a hot day - and add a blazer, a more structured bag maybe, and it's perfect for the office! I had a hard time picking my fave dress and mouse flats outfits to share here as I have worn this outfit combo a lot!


Metallic Gold Ballet Flats with Skirts


Metallic Gold Ballet Flats with Skirts 8 outfit ideas | awayfromblue blog


Of course just as I wear my mouse flats to the office with dresses, I like to wear them with pencil skirts too, another work staple for me! You can match the metallic flats to something else gold in our your outfit, like how I've matched the necklaces or gold hardware on the bags in most of these outfits. They can also be worn on their own, like in the first outfit, where the only gold touch is the ballet flats.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Mouse Flats with Jeans


Marc by Marc Jacobs Mouse Flats with Jeans ways to wear metallic flats 8 ideas | awayfromtheblue


Simple mum style for a busy day with the kids - ballet flats and jeans! I like how printed, flared or colourful jeans all work as well with these shoes as much as skinny jeans do. Being metallic, I also feel they dress up the stay at home mum outfits a little more thank classic black ballet flats. My kids love that the shoes have little ears and whiskers too!


Gold Mouse Flats in Pregnancy


marc by marc jacobs mouse flats in pregnancy 4 outfit ideas | away from blue blog


While my pregnancies with the boys both ended with massive heatwaves and my feet swelled up massively with the heat and humidity, there were some days in pregnancy (second trimester and early third trimester) when I could still wear these shoes. I think the elasticated sections helped them stretch out a little, and they were still comfortable to wear.  It's not always possible to wear the same pair of shoes all 40 weeks of pregnancy, but I love looking back at my baby bump pics and seeing how I could still wear my pre-pregnancy pieces, even if they were just accessories!



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2019 Fashion Spend and 2020 Budget


Last year I set a simple goal, I wanted to spend less on fashion than I had the year before. In 2017 I spent $1,696.53, in 2018 I met that goal and only spent $1,014.44.

For 2019, I also met that goal and only spent $633.18 on fashion over the year (this includes a $158.99 gift card spend). For 2018, I'd spent $664.44 without gift cards and so I'm pleased to see I spent less than that in 2019 even with gift card spend included.

I had an average spend of $52.27 a month which is pretty good (my average spend in 2018 was $84.54 a month). Despite spending less, I bought more in 2019, with 43 items for the year so average of $14.72 each. Most of my gift card spend went to house things which is why I don't have a nice round figure for gift card spend on fashion.


How I spent less:


  • We had our big Europe trip at the start of the year as well as the move into our house when the build was finished.
  • We had a few things in mind to buy for the new house which reduced my budget, and I used most of the gift cards I got for Christmas (stores like Kmart and David Jones) on things for our new house.
  • I usually spend a lot in the January sales, but with the house build going on, studying for a big exam and saving for our Europe trip my mind was occupied with other things!
  • I focused on the 30 wear series more and on rewearing what I had instead of frequently buying new.
  • I shopped in the opshops more frequently and in high street stores less and although I couldn't resist all the sales I used my gift cards as much as possible when I did shop in the big shopping centres.
  • I had the 2018 previous spend figure of $1,014.44 in mind when spending anything on fashion to keep me on track, and I noted down my spend each month to know where I stood.


2020 Budget:


For this new year, I'd love to spend less on fashion than I did in 2019. $633.18 is a pretty low figure for me and one I'm very impressed with, but I'm not sure I could meet that again! I'm going to try meet that figure, but give myself a $1,000 budget similar to what I had in 2019 and I'll see how I go with spending less than that this year. If I can get less than $633.18 I'll be really impressed, but under $1,000, similar to the budget I had last year, and I'll be happy.

What's your fashion budget for this year?




Note: This post, like all my posts, was written and scheduled in advance. I had to add this note in though given the horrible situation unfolding in Australia, especially with it looking bleaker every day. So soon after my last note, once again the country is consumed with bushfires. We are safe from the bushfires, as are our family and friends for now.




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Monday, 28 October 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Long Sleeve Blouses and Pencil Skirts For Spring

Trying a new colour scheme and an old favourite for today's Weekday Wear Linkup, with some pretty blouses and textured pencil skirts.

What I wore:

berry jeanswest frankie blouson sleeve blouse with blush pastel pink polka dot pencil skirt | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH on arm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blue and berry blouson sleeve blouse and pencil skirt office spring outfit
BlouseJeanswest Frankie soft blouse in berry
SkirtCotton On 'Mica' mesh spot skirt in dusty pink
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

I'd planned to wear this outfit the previous day I was in the office, but the crazy heatwave meant I changed up what I'd planned to wear then, and wore this on my other office day instead. I was glad to be able to wear this outfit at last!

Thought I'd try something a little different with the blush skirt and the berry blouse together. I really liked the colour combo, and decided to keep it simple with everything else, going without a necklace or statement earrings and just wearing black accessories. I thought the black ballet flats and Balenciaga part time bag matched the fuzzy polka dots on the skirt nicely.


Last worn: berry blouse, polka dot pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag.

Other ways to wearberry blouse and maxi skirt, polka dot pencil skirt with purple, black ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga part time bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancypolka dot pencil skirt in first trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


Balenciaga vs Rebecca Minkoff Bags







What I wore:

monochrome lace pencil skirt navy target blouse business casual office outfit gold accessories | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon with lace skirt Llama bag charm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instgagram blouse and pencil skirt monochrome lace business casual spring outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
Top: Target Preview navy long sleeve collared shirt
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Unlike the first outfit, this is a colour combo I often wear. This blue lace skirt looks great paired with other blue pieces and when I saw this blouse in the Target clearance sale I thought of wearing it with this skirt right away. Instead of a necklace I wore my Kmart gold and mustard tassel earrings, to match the gold mouse flats. The Rebecca Minkoff navy Regan bag matched the navy top and lace skirt well too.

The only downside with this outfit is that the blouse looked a bit too voluminous with the half tuck. Think I need to try tuck it all in next time. It's an awesome relaxed trapeze cut but it made tucking into this high waisted skirt a little tricky!


Last worn: navy collared blouse, mustard earrings, lace pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag.

Other ways to wearnavy collared blouse with burgundyblue lace pencil skirt worn 30 ways, gold mouse flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyblue lace pencil skirt in second trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester.


Long Sleeve Blouses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A pencil skirt is an office staple and wearing a blouse with it creates a lovely feminine outfit. You can go monochrome and match the blouse and skirt together like I have in the second outfit, or be a little brighter and pair a colourful skirt with a jewel toned blouse like in the first outfit.



Weekday Wear Linkup #42


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, 16 October 2019

Frill Sleeve Tees With Striped Maxi Skirts and Rebecca Minkoff Regular and Small Love Bags

Warmer weather at the start of spring was the perfect reason to get these fun frill sleeve tees out again! It seems a little unfair to wear them in cooler weather when the statement sleeves are covered up.  Keeping things simple I wore these tees with two recently thrifted striped maxi skirts.

What I wore:

navy frill sleeve tee with grey striped jersey maxi skirt peach and blush accessories birthday party outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral with peach bracelet stack | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | navy frill sleeve tee striped maxi skirt peach love bag park birthday party mum outfit
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris (on sale!)
Skirt: thrifted Cotton On navy and grey striped maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus pink and gold bracelet stack on other arm
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

I like a bit of matchy-matchy and the navy frill sleeved tee pairs so perfectly with the navy and grey striped maxi skirt.  The peachy Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag was the perfect pop against the neutral navy outfit, especially when worn with the peach and gold bracelet stack.


The beaded necklace is gold and pink but I still think it went nicely with the colours of the outfit, the blush and peach were sweet together. A casual and comfortable outfit for a superhero birthday party in the park. If you look closely at the Instagram pic you might see one of my little superheroes running away 😂

It was a little windy at the park so I did wish I'd added an extra layer to this, especially when standing in the shade, but it was perfect when sitting in the sun. We hadn't been to a party in that park before so weren't expecting the breeze off the water to be so chilly!


Last worn: navy frill sleeve tee, blush and rose gold necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag.

Other ways to wearnavy frill sleeve tee and printed shorts, navy stripe maxi skirt and pink scarf, gold mouse flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Regular and Small Love Bag Comparison










What I wore:

hot pink frill sleeve tee with vertical stripe maxi skirt grey love bag | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | fuchsia pink frill sleeve tee with vertical stripe maxi skirt mum style
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
TeeJeanswest Ruby frill sleeve tee in fuchsia
Skirt: thrifted SES Fashions vertical stripe maxi skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above so much I did my usual and copied the outfit formula to wear again a few days later. I went with a bright pink frill sleeve tee this time, and a vertical stripe maxi skirt.

Swapped out my little peach small Rebecca Minkoff love bag with this regular size one, and added a different pink beaded necklace this time to compliment the pink tee.

Another simple and comfortable outfit I really enjoyed wearing for a quiet day running errands and visiting the library with the boys.


Last worn: frill sleeve tee, wooden bead necklace, vertical stripe maxi skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff grey love bag.

Other ways to wearfrill sleeve tee and chambray, vertical stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket, black ballet flats and sheath dress, Rebecca Minkoff grey love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff grey love bag in third trimester.



Frill Sleeve Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A plain block colour frill sleeve tee is a nice twist on a standard basic tee and just as easy to wear! Try pairing it with something striped or printed for a little more interest in your outfit. You can match the tee to the print like I have in the first outfit or wear a bright tee with a neutral print like I have in the second outfit.



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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Space Dye Tees With Bright Scarves and Colourful Skinny Jeans

Adding colour to two neutral space dye tees with scarves and different shades of denim.

I recently thrifted these two space dye tees, bringing my collection up to 3 space dye tops, all thrifted! Maybe space dye was a trend a while back and now everyone is over it? I am really loving it though, it's a nice twist on an otherwise basic tee. Both of these tees were pieces in my "fill a bag for $5" opshop sale haul.

What I wore:


double denim matching red skull scarf and skinny jeans with cream space dye tee balenciaga part time | awayfromblue

red skinny jeans, Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | double denim SAHM style space dye tee red skinny jeans skull scarf balenciaga part time ba
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfAlexander McQueen red skull-print modal and cashmere-blend scarf
Tee: thrifted Kmart space dye cream and black longline top (new purchase)
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Was thrilled to get this tee new with tags in the opshop! It's just a Kmart one and the original price sticker wasn't very high but it's good to be able to give new life to a piece someone kindly donated rather than throwing away.

The black dye running through this white tee makes me a little more confident wearing it. I'm a bit clumsy so white is not my usual go to colour, but the different colours in this make it easier to wear and hopefully will make anything I do spill on it less noticeable 😂

Went matchy-matchy with this, wearing my red Alexander McQueen skull scarf and skinny jeans together. The red jeans were also a thrift find! The blue denim jacket was a nice way to wear double denim but I ended up taking it and the scarf off and on through the day as it heated up.

A busy day of getting things done as I was kid free! Tax return done, more Christmas shopping done and after running a few more errands I treated myself to a massage!


Last worn: denim biker jacket, red skinny jeans, red skull scarf, black Ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag.  First time I've worn the tee as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to weardenim biker jacket and tee dress, red skinny jeans and kimono, red skull scarf with monochrome outfit, black Ballet flats and wrap dress, Balenciaga part time bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyred skull scarf in second trimester, skinny jeans in second trimester, black Ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


Balenciaga Vs Rebecca Minkoff:







What I wore:

space dye peplum tee with olive skinny jeans mini 5 zip bag and mustard crinkle scarf | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | space dye peplum tee olive skinny jeans mustard scarf SAHM playdate outfit
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in mustard (new purchase)
Top: thrifted black and white space dye peplum tee (new purchase)
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag

Why I wore it:

Wearing more new (and new to me!) things for a busy day. We had a playdate in the park after swimming lessons, and another Lion King toy swap day, and our new fluffy family member was being dropped off before I went out for the night with some Instagrammers. It was busy but manageable until... just as we were leaving the park my son poked himself in the eye with a stick.

Added a trip to emergency to our crazy day, but thankfully the scratches were minor and we were seen pretty quickly and on our way home again to get things ready for our fluffy guest.

I like mustard and olive together so this newly purchased scarf was an obvious choice when I wanted to add a little more colour to the neutral olive jeans and peplum tee outfit. I think it worked nicely with the emerald green of the bag too! The green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag is another new purchase too!

Despite the hectic day, I liked this comfortable outfit and this tee has become a firm favourite! Such a great opshop find. I had a quick change into something more suitable for drinks and a night out - after the hectic day I was looking forward to just relaxing, and changing out of this dirt and tear stained outfit after the stick incident!


Last worn: olive skinny jeans, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag. First time I've worn the scarf and tee on the blog as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wearolive skinny jeans for long-haul flight, gold mouse flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and matching necklace.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.



Space Dye Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A classic tee is a wonderful wardrobe basic for mum life and a space dye effect adds just a little more interest to a neutral piece. It's so easy to change up the look each time you wear it by adding colourful accessories like scarves, bags, or bright jeans.



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Monday, 9 September 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Matching Handbags and Necklaces with Printed Shirts and Colourful Pants For The Office

For roday's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing two simple yet colourful outfits I wore to the office. Keeping the accessories as colourful as my pants, I matched my handbags to my bright beaded statement necklaces. I've previously shared about matching bags to shoes, scarves and printed tees before, this time I'm wearing matching accessories together.

What I wore:

olive skinny jeans and mixed print shirt business causal outfit matching shoes and necklace emerald green | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag | awayfromtheblue

NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
ShirtJeanswest 'Ruby' mixed print shirt
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag

Why I wore it:

In case you missed me sharing the news on Instagram, this fluffy and very curious dog is our temporary foster family member while we dogsit. She loves coming up to me while I'm taking photos and trying to figure out what I'm doing, it can make taking photos a little tricky!

I was eager to wear my new Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag after I bought it on eBay, and I knew this green statement necklace would be the perfect match with it. I've worn it with olive jeans before so knew I'd like this combination, and this printed shirt is an easy simple piece to make my jeans a little more dressed up for the office. But when your boss wears jeans you don't really need to try too hard to dress up denim!


Last worn: mixed print shirt, green statement necklace, olive skinny jeans, gold mouse flats. It's the first time I've worn the bag on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearmixed print shirt and shorts, olive skinny jeans for long haul flight, gold mouse flats and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancymixed print shirt in first trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester.


My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:







What I wore:

pinstripe shirt with burgundy pants and red accessories matching necklace and bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
Shirt: Target mint stripe shirt
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

I've worn this mint striped shirt with the burgundy pants before and really liked the combination, so I thought I'd wear it again. A classic button up shirt is great for the office, and this one is a comfortable linen. It does however start to look quickly crumpled through the day, and was more noticeable as I left the sleeves down this time instead of rolling them up.

The red and burgundy combo was a new one for me to try - this thrifted necklace pairs so nicely with the red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and I thought they would be a fun combo together with the pants.

Didn't like this as much as last time I wore this shirt and pants together though, I think since I was trying the red and burgundy I should have went with a more neutral shirt. Very comfortable outfit for a busy day at work though!


Last worn: mint striped shirt, red statement necklace, burgundy pants, camel ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag.

Other ways to wearmint striped shirt and pencil skirt, burgundy pants and embroidered blouse, camel ballet flats and sheath dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancymint striped shirt in second trimester, burgundy pants in first trimester, camel ballet flats in third trimester.



Printed Shirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A classic printed shirt works well in the office to bring a little interest to corporate separates. For something a little more fun, you can try pairing a printed shirt with colourful pants, or sneaking a pair of jeans into your outfit like I have with the first one if you work in a less formal environment.




Weekday Wear Linkup #35


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.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!



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Monday, 15 April 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Blue Printed Dresses Little Red Micro Avery Bag

For this week's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm wearing two blue printed dresses to the office and accessorising with the cutest red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag. I really like blue and red together!

What I wore:

french connection blue paisley print sheath dress, red rebecca minkoff mini avery bag | awayfromblue

blue paisley print dress, Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blue paisley print sheath dress in office with red micro avery cross body bag
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

I had been planning to wear something more autumnal (it is autumn in Brisbane after all) but we had a crazy heatwave last month so when I had to deal with the heat and humidity I decided I'd pick a nice simple dress. This paisley print French Connection sheath dress is one of my favourites, such a classic style for work in such a fun print.

With the long navy and gold tassel necklace the gold mouse flats were an obvious matchy-matchy choice. The gold accessories complimented the gold hardware on the micro Avery tote bag nicely, and the red bag was such a fun pop of colour with the blue printed dress.


Last worn: Paisley print sheath dress, navy tassel necklace, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag.

Other ways to wear Paisley print sheath dress in winter, gold mouse flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy Paisley print sheath dress in second trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Tote










What I wore:

jeanswest ikat print empire waist navy dress with red accessories necklace and micro bag | away from blue

navy dress, Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

The next day in the office I went completely matching, and I picked the red necklace to wear with the red micro Avery bag. It's the first time I've worn red with this navy Ikat print dress, it's such a bold and colourful combination and one I enjoy wearing so I found that surprising when I looked through my archives to see other ways I've worn it and none were with red! This dress was purchased a few years after the one above but it's still a very firm favourite - and doesn't require ironing which really makes it a winner!

With the darker colours in the print, I thought the black Walnut Melbourne ballet flats were great accessories with this.


Last worn: navy Ikat print dress, red beaded necklace, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy Ikat print dress belted, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats ans skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag and denim.

Perfect for pregnancynavy Ikat print dress in third trimester,Walnut Melbourne ballet flats in second trimester.



Blue Printed Dresses Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:


Picking a monochromatic outfit like a printed dress in one colour and going for a small accessory or two in a contrasting colour is a fun way to try a new colour combination, or to have a new way to wear a tried and true colour combination you already love.





Weekday Wear Linkup #14


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!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!





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