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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Waterfall Cardigans, Printed Shorts And V-Neck Tees With Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

It's been a very hot spring so far in Brisbane but the mornings and evenings started out a little cooler, so I decided to add some cardigans to my shorts and tee outfits to keep me warm. Even if I did end up taking both cardigans off by lunchtime 😂


What I wore:

magenta cardigan with pink accessories grey tee and printed shorts converse spring mum outfit | awayfromblue

magenta cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | magenta purple cardigan with grey tee printed shorts converse sahm spring style pink mini mac bag
JacketJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in boysenberry
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I really like pink and purple together and I like how this purpley-magenta cardigan works so nicely with the neon pink Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag. They were fun accessories with the monochromatic grey tee and black printed shirt too. The cardigan became much too hot halfway round the trail the kids were biking and scooting around so I quickly took it off. Had been perfect in the colder start to the day though.

Nice quiet day with the kids, shorts and tee and Converse was a great outfit, even if the cardigan didn't stay on long.


Last worn: purple cardigan, pink beaded necklace, grey tee, printed shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan worn 30 ways, grey tee in the office, printed shorts and mustard tank, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC bag and little black dress.

Perfect for pregnancypurple cardigan in second trimester, grey tee in second trimester, Converse in second trimester.


What's in My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

mustard tee with navy cardigan and printed kmart shorts glitter sneakers SAHM spring style | away from blue

navy outfit with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy waterfall cardigan with mustard tee and printed shorts blue and yellow SAHM style outfit with silver accessories
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This navy cardigan didn't stay on long at all! It had seemed like a nice idea in the morning but I quickly realised during swimming lessons that it was far too hot for it, and left it in the car!

I did like the way the navy cardigan worked so well with the navy printed shorts and the bright mustard tee, just was a much warmer day than I anticipated! I like mustard and navy together, and although the yellow in the print on the shorts is lemon I think the mustard tee paired nice with it and was a fun pop of colour with the navy. I went a little matchy-matchy with my accessories, wearing my metallic silver mini MAC bag and also my glittery silver sneakers.


Last worn: navy cardigan, coin necklace, mustard tee, printed shorts, glitter sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearnavy cardigan and green jeans, mustard tee worn two ways, printed shorts and pink tee, glitter sneakers and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and band tee.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in second trimester.



Waterfall Cardigans Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:
In spring and autumn, cardigans are great layers to add for the cooler mornings and evenings and aren't too bulky to pop in a bag if you take them off during the day. You can try wearing your cardigans with printed shorts when you know the day is going to heat up, using the cardigan to add more colour like I did in the first outfit, or matching the print in the shorts like I did in the second outfit.


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Friday, 18 October 2019

Graphic Tees and Floral Kimonos With Denim For Spring

Continuing to enjoy the milder spring weather in Brisbane and wearing two pretty floral kimonos. Because florals are perfect for spring! Keeping things simple, as always, I wore the kimonos with denim, but decided to wear graphic tees instead of plain ones for something a little different.

What I wore:

graphic tee and nobody denim skinny jeans cotton on leah magenta floral kimono peach love bag | awayfromblue

 Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | awayfromtheblue


awayfromblue Instagram | Cotton On Leah kimono magenta floral print with peach bag skinny jeans graphic tee
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
JacketCotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise
Tee: Primark Edinburgh white graphic tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

While it was a bit of a cooler spring day I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear this long sleeved kimono. It's such a fun bright magenta, with a hint of orange and blue in the floral print. It really pops with the Nobody Denim black skinny jeans, and the Edinburgh graphic tee I picked up on our Europe trip earlier this year matched the blue in the print nicely. I couldn't resist adding a little extra colour with my bag though! this peachy Rebecca Minkoff small love bag wouldn't normally be my first choice with magenta but with the orange in the flowers on the print I decided to give it a go and I really loved this combination!

Nice and comfortable outfit for church in the morning before a big family dinner at my parents in the afternoon.


Last worn: floral kimono, navy tassel earrings, Edinburgh graphic tee, Nobody Denim skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag.

Other ways to wear: floral kimono and shorts, Edinburgh graphic tee and leather jacket, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and leopard print, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: silver ballet flats in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Bag and Mini MAC Compared:










What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral  with navy graphic tee converse bermuda denim shorts | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC with green floral kimono | away from the blue


awayfromblue Instagram | Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral  with bermuda denim shorts converse mini mac bag
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Tee: Monsterthreads star print graphic tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This was a much warmer spring day, so I had to get my shorts out! I wore this back in September, the first month of spring, but I wasn't expecting to need my shorts so early in the season!

Unfortunately, I had a bunch of errands to run, but the boys were very patient and we headed to the park as soon as we were done. The heat ended up driving us home from the playground though, it was over 30 degrees (86 F). More like summer than spring!

As I knew we would be rushing about in the morning before heading to the sandy playground I picked my comfortable Converse to wear, they look so good with denim! Again I picked a graphic tee to wear with the floral kimono, I thought this navy one was a good combo with the green floral, even if the graphic print is quite large. Decided the silver Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag was the best accessory, as the graphic tee and the floral printed kimono meant I didn't want a necklace. This metallic silver goes with everything!

Last worn: green floral kimono, navy graphic tee, Bermuda denim shorts, white Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC bag.

Other ways to weargreen floral kimono and jeans, navy graphic tee with purple, Bermuda denim shorts worn 30 ways, white Converse with a dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC bag for a wedding.

Perfect for pregnancy: navy graphic tee in third trimester, white Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC bag in third trimester.


Floral Kimonos Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A floral kimono is a fun topper to a casual denim and tee outfit. For something a little different, swap out a basic tee for one with a graphic design on it! You can match the graphic print to a colour in the kimono like the first outfit, or pick a contrasting colour like in the second outfit.


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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Grey Tees, Denim Shorts and Kimonos: Easy Mum Style

Sometimes the simplest outfits are the best! I love a good grey tee, and they are so nice with denim shorts. Throw on a printed kimono to feel a little more pulled together, and accessorise with a bright neon bag. Easy and perfect for a day with the kids!

What I wore:


floral kimono grey tee, denim shorts, neon pink mini mac bag | awayfromblue

rebecca minkoff neon pink mini MAC bag with denim shorts | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | mum style navy floral kimono denim shorts grey tee neon pink mini mac bag
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (also in black)
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I needed a simple outfit for a stressful Monday so I fell back on my much loved outfit formula. To accessorise I just decided to pick everything pink as there is some pink in the floral print of the kimono. even though everything was a different shade of pink, I think it all worked well together. I love the way this neon pink mini MAC bag pops with the grey tee and the navy kimono, it really shines against neutrals. It's such a frequent accessory choice when I wear this kimono!

It was a stressful start to the morning as we had an appointment to keep but my phone had died the day before so I was desperately hunting for a replacement phone around the appointment time. The kids behaved so well as I dragged them round store after store. I'd picked out a possible new phone for Christmas but decided against it, so I knew the model I wanted, but it wasn't as widely available as it was in December! Thankfully I tracked it down, at the sixth store we went to. Yes, 6. My boys were so patient, but it was a stressful morning for us all!


Last worn: floral print kimono, pink beaded necklace, slouchy grey tee, distressed denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, neon pink Mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearfloral print kimono and skinny jeans, slouchy grey tee and green jeans, distressed denim shorts and striped tank, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, neon pink Mini MAC bag and printed dress.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral print kimono at 39 weeks, slouchy grey tee in second trimester.



What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

colourful accessories on monochrome grey tee black shorts outfit neon bag navy kimono | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | mum style monochrome shorts and tee outfit with colourful accessories neon bag navy kimono
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Looking a little flat here - I was starting to feel unwell and lose my voice, but I'd pre-booked a fun morning and I had to pick up a few last minute birthday party things for baby boy's birthday party the next day, so I pushed through.

Our morning started with messy play - I'd picked all these things to wear as they could be easily washed (as advised when I booked the tickets). I did not expect to have to wash the grey tee quite so quickly though, after I took pics there was an incident with a breakfast bowl and I had to quickly take this off, stuff it in the washing machine and find another grey tee to replace it. Luckily I have a few! 😂

Thankfully at the actual messy play I managed to keep my clothes clean - although the boys loved getting dirty and my legs were covered in green 'slime' at the end of it. Lots of fun! Complete change of clothes for them and a bit of a clean with baby wipes and we were ready to run around the shops and pick up all the last minute party things.


Last worn: navy printed kimono, grey v-neck tee, navy tassel necklace, black denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and pencil skirt, grey v-neck tee over a maxi dress, black denim shorts and printed tee, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC with purple.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed kimono in second trimester, grey v-neck tee in second trimester.



Grey Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A grey tee is a wardrobe staple and you can never have too many! It looks great worn with denim shorts on a warmer day, and you can easily add more colour and interest with bright accessories or a printed kimono.




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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Olive Embroidered Pieces: Tanks and Soft Shorts

Making the most of the autumn heatwave where it felt like summer just a few weeks ago and wearing some more tanks and soft shorts outfits. I picked these green tanks to wear after seeing a post on Jodie's blog about wearing different shades of green, and realised these tanks were overdue a wear.

What I wore:


olive embroidered tank, printed culotte shorts, rebecca minkoff camera bag heatwave mum style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram olive embroidered tank, black printed shorts, rebecca minkoff camera bag
Tank: Target embroidered khaki tank
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I had thought about wearing a kimono with this outfit, but when it was 39 degrees (102 Fahrenheit) I decided to keep it simple with just the tank and soft shorts. Spent one of my usual days with the boys, attending the playground and library in the morning and trying to fit in a few errands too. We didn't spend long at the playground though due to the heat!

This olive embroidered tank was a complete impulse buy from the Target sale rack a couple of years ago and every time I wear it I'm grateful to my past self for picking it up! It worked perfectly for breastfeeding, the long loose style letting me pull it up on one side while still keeping my belly covered. And on a hot day the loose flowing fabric was perfectly cool.

Paired with some light shorts and then the rose gold sandals to match the gold hardware on the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag, perfect outfit.


Last worn: olive embroidered tank, black printed shorts, rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearolive embroidered tank for travel, black printed shorts in monochrome outfit, rose gold sandals and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi skirt.



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










What I wore:

two shades of green in one outfit striped tank embroidered shorts and white kimono | away from blue

olive shorts, tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | two shades of green in one outfit striped tank and soft shorts kimono converse
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
TankCotton On stripe sailor tank in dusky green / grey marle
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This was the outfit that came to mind when talking with Jodie in the comments of her blog post, about trying two green pieces together. I thought this striped tank would be a nice match with the olive embroidered shorts. I was surprised when I put the two together and realised the tank wasn't as olive as I'd thought, more of a khaki! I decided to try it anyway, but at the last minute added a bit of brightness to all the neutrals with the plain white kimono.

I have a lot of kimonos in my collection, and this plain white one comes in helpful when I can't decide what printed one to wear, as it goes with everything! It came in helpful at the playground too for a bit of a blocker against the mozzies, they have been particularly bad in the Bayside lately!

Again I stuck with the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag, the tan is a nice neutral with the olive tones. Picked closed in shoes as it was a little cooler, and Converse are so comfortable for running around the playground with the boys.


Last worn: white crochet kimono, navy and gold tassel necklace, green and grey striped tank, olive embroidered shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearwhite crochet kimono and printed shorts, green and grey striped tank and skinny jeans, olive embroidered shorts and printed scarf, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygreen and grey striped tank in second trimester, Converse in second trimester.


Olive Embroidered Pieces Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

I find green a tricky colour to wear, but olive is a nice neutral! You can play it safe like I have in the first outfit by wearing it with other neutrals, black and tan and gold all work nicely. If you're feeling more adventurous, you can branch out a little more and try two green pieces together like I have in the second outfit with the olive embroidered shorts, for something a little different.


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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Plain Tees, Floral Kimonos and Denim Shorts With Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bags

You can't beat denim and a kimono for an easy mum outfit. It's autumn and I'm still posting denim shorts outfits! Partly because I have a backlog of outfit pics (I post 6 outfits a week so I can have a day 'off' but sometimes I take a pic every day), partly because autumn officially starts on the first of March but it often takes Brisbane weather a little while to catch up! One of the benefits of living in a tropical climate. 🌞

What I wore:

Cotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise black tee bermuda denim shorts | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | mum style black tee bermuda denim shorts cotton on magenta floral kimono
JacketCotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeJeanswest black scoop neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Unlike the last time I wore this kimono, I didn't need it for sun protection! I was studying for my big exam and feeling the pressure with a few days to go. With the humidity and threat of further rain, I decided to take them indoors and we headed to the local McDonald's playground! I was suitably sugared up for studying with a massive hot chocolate as the boys played in the playground. We ended up having lunch there too before heading home.

The longer sleeves on this kimono worked perfectly for spending a couple of hours in the aircon studying. It adds a fun touch of colour with the black tee too, and I think the magenta worked so nicely with the turquoise bag and necklace. I just had to match the necklace and bag together, you know I love a bit of machy-matchy.


Last worn: floral kimono, turquoise tassel necklace, black tee, Bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearfloral kimono with white tee, black tee in monochrome outfit, Bermuda denim shorts worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyBermuda denim shorts in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC in second trimester.


What's My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag?







What I wore:

navy floral cocoon kimono black denim shorts olive tee neon pink bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | floral kimono denim shorts olive tee mum outfit
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in dark green
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Again with the same necklace! Although I didn't match it to my bag this time.

Just like the last time I wore this olive tee and these black denim shorts together, I felt I needed to add a little something. Last time I added a light scarf for an extra colour and print, this time around I stuck with the navy colour but picked this pretty floral kimono instead. It's such a fun one to wear, the cocoon style is like being wrapped up in a big hug!

With the pink in the floral print, this neon pink mini MAC bag seemed like a good choice, and it really pops with the navy, olive and black neutrals.

Just a normal quiet weekend, grocery shopping and swimming lessons, before trying to get more study in in the afternoon when the boys were at the park with their dad.


Last worn: navy floral kimono, turquoise tassel necklace (above), olive tee, black denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearnavy floral kimono and jeans, olive tee and pencil skirt, black denim shorts and printed teestudded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC bag and embroidered top.

Perfect for pregnancynavy floral kimono in second trimester..



Floral Kimonos Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A floral kimono is a fun way to add a little extra colour or interest to an otherwise plain jeans and tee outfit. You can match your accessories to the colours in the print like in the second outfit, or pick a completely different colour like in the first outfit, to add even more colour.


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Friday, 15 March 2019

Bright Tanks Soft Shorts With Colourful Bags: Easy Summer SAHM Style

On a hot day, soft shorts like these are the best! Paired with simple tanks and colourful bag, it's easy mum style for summer.

What I wore:

colourful mixed print thrifted tank with olive floral embroidered short mustard yellow bag summer style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold with olive shorts | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | colourful mixed print tank with neutral olive shorts mustard rebecca minkoff regan bag
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Top: thrifted Target mixed print colourful printed tank (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

First wearing of my newly thrifted tank! I bought quite a few things over January and February! This was just $1 though so I had to have it. I grabbed it as soon as I saw it in the opshop and as I tried it on I realised it looked familiar. Ironing it after washing it, I thought more and I'm sure that I know someone with this exact top - not sure if it's a blogger or a friend! I messaged a few people I thought it might be but I haven't figured it out yet. It will be so funny when I figure out who has it. It's a Target one though so I might have just remembered walking past someone wearing it!

Didn't bump into anyone much on this day I wore it though - it was one of those super humid days, lots of heavy rain (I took my pics super quick then rushed inside to stay dry!) but still so hot. I did the daycare drop off and then worked from home for the day - briefly stepping out at lunch time to pick up a parcel at the post office I'd been waiting for since December!

With all the colours in the tank the neutral olive shorts seemed like the best choice, and they are so comfortable on a hot and humid day too. While the yellow in the tank isn't mustard, I thought this mustard micro Regan bag would make a great pairing with it, and I do love wearing this bag with these shorts.


Last worn: silver trinity necklace, olive embroidered shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag. First time I've worn the tank as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearolive embroidered shorts and grey knit, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag and little black dress.



My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:







What I wore:

turquoise tank and navy printed short culottes with magenta bag summer stay at home mum style | away from blue

navy printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | turquoise tank with navy printed culotte shorts and magenta edie cross body bag
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

Another simple tank and soft shorts combo - although this time it's a plain tank and printed shorts, the reverse of the first outfit. When I saw these shorts I debated getting them as I do have another pair of blue soft printed shorts, with a waist tie. But I figured as I'd worn those other ones more than 30 times these would also be a great addition to my wardrobe. And I have that post of 30 ways to wear blue printed shorts to give me outfit ideas!

Really liked how this came together, especially with the magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag. I wanted to wear my new bag but wasn't entirely sure how it would work with the different shades of blue and the print on the shorts. While it doesn't match with anything I'm glad I gave this a go as I really liked the pop of colour it added!

We had a quiet day, taking advantage of the slightly cooler morning to get in some time at the park with the boys before running a few errands and opshoping when the day got warmer. We actually managed to find what I was looking for in the opshop which so rarely happens! Was definitely a good thrifting day.


Last worn: beaded necklace, turquoise tank, Kmart navy culottes, Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag.

Other ways to wearturquoise tank in the office, Kmart navy culottes with pink teestudded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Edie cross body bag and maxi skirt.


Bright Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:


Soft shorts are so good on a hot day, as you can see by how often I have been wearing these over summer! Add in a bright tank and you have a simple but colourful casual outfit.


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Friday, 8 March 2019

Printed Culotte Shorts With Plain Tops and Mini MAC Cross Body Bags

It's one of the simplest outfit formula rules to follow: if you're wearing a printed piece, pick a plain piece to go with it. I followed that rule for the two outfits below to create some easy summer outfits with very different colour schemes. I accessorised both with a colourful little Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

What I wore:

mustard tank kmart lemon print culotte shorts summer sahm style | awayfrpomblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | mustard tank with pastel navy print culotte shorts and mint mini mac bag summer style
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in chartreuse
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Colourful outfit for a hot and sunny day! We spent the morning by the bayside attending an event in the park. It was really hot and humid, but a lot of fun, and the sea breeze was quite nice. Much better at cooling us than our aircon at home, which had sadly given up during the summer heatwave and we were having troubles repairing. It was out of action for over 2 weeks!

I picked a fun and colourful outfit for the fun day - when I saw these printed shorts in the Kmart clearance sale (they were just $5!) I knew I wanted to wear them with the mustard tank, even though the yellow in the print is more of a pastel. I liked this combination even more than the first time I wore these shorts!

I added a little extra colour with my aqua mini MAC bag - I didn't need to carry much for myself as the event was entirely free. I brought my wallet just in case but didn't need it. I did however decide at the last minute to put my hair up and forgot to then sunscreen my exposed back and neck - that was a painful reminder I need to review my use of sunscreen if I change my hairstyle before I leave the house! I was sunburnt and sore for days.


Last worn: mustard tank, gold and navy beaded necklace, lemon print culottes, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearmustard tank with black shorts, lemon print culottes with pink, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag and maxi skirt.

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


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

monochromatic grey tee printed shorts outfit with neon pink mini mac bag | away from blue

 Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | monochromatic printed culotte shorts outfit with grey v neck tee neon pink mini MAC bag
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This was the day we finally got the aircon repaired, yey! Had a quiet morning at the park with the boys, ran a couple of errands picking up some groceries and some wrapping paper to wrap the birthday presents for a party the next day. I have plenty of Christmas wrapping paper, but was a little low on birthday paper!

Was so thankful for having the aircon fixed that afternoon - it's such a blessing to have aircon in the heat and you really notice when it's gone! (Big thanks to New Venture Brisbane who finally fixed it for us. Not sponsored, just very thankful for them!)

I followed the same outfit formula as above, with a pair of fun soft printed shorts and then a plain top. This grey tee is a firm favourite, and created a nice monochromatic outfit with the black print. It did feel a little flat though, a the navy tassel necklace blended in a bit with the tee. The neon pink mini MAC bag was the perfect touch of colour with it all to brighten it up a bit.


Last worn: grey tee, navy tassel necklace, black printed shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC.

Other ways to weargrey tee and red maxi skirt, black printed shorts and kimono, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC and purple cardigan.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in second trimester.



Printed Culotte Shorts Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Soft shorts are a summer staple, perfect for a hot and humid day. To keep things simple, pick a plain tank or tee to wear with them. You can go monochromatic like in the second outfit, or bolder and pick a colour out of the print to wear on top. A bright cross body handbag is always a good way to accessorise too.


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