Showing posts with label skinny jeans. Show all posts
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Monday, 23 March 2020

3 Navy Tees And Bright Jeans Outfits With Balenciaga Bags: Weekday Wear Link Up

Trying to keep life as normal as possible, we still have the Weekday Wear Link up this week! I won't post again until Friday though, I'm skipping Wednesday's post.

Recently I took advantage of some of the cooler, slightly more autumn like weather in Brisbane to wear some of my colourful skinny jeans. Jeans are a mum staple and while I'm trying to stay away from the blue jeans rut I do love a bright pair of jeans to mix it up a little! Bright jeans are perfect for spring, or a little extra colour on a wet autumn day when you're on a training course which is when I wore these.

What I wore:

jacquard jacket with navy tank purple bag and magenta skinny jeans colourful autumn outfit | awayfromblue

balenciaga purple work bag with g21 silver hardware magenta skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | magenta skinny jeans outfit with navy tank jacquard jacket and purple Balenciaga work bag
Jacket: Jeanswest Cassandra jacquard jacket
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
Tank: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo (c/o)
JeansSass & Bide The Winning Day Lovestate Jeans in magenta (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

When I saw these magenta jeans I knew I'd be wearing them with all the blue in my wardrobe! I have a magenta bag I love so it was a no brainier when I saw these jeans on eBay. Already a bargain price, I ended up getting them for free. I tried to sum up the very long story in my shopping haul post.

Although the magenta jeans are pretty bright the neutral cream and metallic jacquard jacket balanced them out nicely I thought, and so I added more colour with other accessories. I really like pink and purple and blue together so this big purple Balenciaga work bag was an obvious choice, and I added the turquoise beaded statement necklace for something a little different.

This necklace has had a bit of a history, with it falling apart when my son grabbed onto it at dinner one day. I've repaired it and it was hanging together okay, but when trying to grab my umbrella out my bag and unwrap it the hook got caught on the necklace and there was no coming back from that! It was $3 at the opshop and I did get 4 wears from it so not too bad, but still disappointing!


Last worn: jacquard blazer, turquoise beaded necklace, navy tank, purple Balenciaga work bag, silver ballet flats. It's the first time I've worn the jeans on the blog as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearjacquard blazer and little black dress, navy tank and shorts, purple Balenciaga work bag worn 30 ways, silver ballet flats and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard blazer in third trimester, navy tank in second trimestersilver ballet flats in third trimester.





What I wore:

black blazer and shoes with burgundy jeans and navy tee outfit teal balenciaga first bag | away from blue

Roie Designs bracelet stack with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy
Jeans:  Jeanswest Harper skinny pant in Russet
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

Another classic go to of mine - red and blue! I thought this navy tee was a good choice with these burgundy jeans. I bought these jeans back at the start of the year when Jeanswest was possibly closing down and I had to get myself a pair of their perfectly fitting jeans, in case it was my last pair! Thankfully the chain is staying around, although they have closed a lot of stores. I was pleased to give these jeans another wear with the cooler weather.

Again I added a bright Balenciaga bag for a little extra colour. With the black blazer and ballet flats I thought the turquoise Balenciaga first bag was a fun pop of colour, and it works so well with the navy and burgundy.


Last worn: Zara blazer, navy statement necklace, navy marle tee, burgundy skinny jeans, black ballet flats, Balenciaga blue India first bag.

Other ways to wearZara blazer and skirt, navy marle tee over a maxi dress, burgundy skinny jeans and kimono, black ballet flats and midi dress, Balenciaga blue India first bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyZara blazer in third trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester.








What I wore:

basic navy tee with bright green skinny jeans outfit boucle blazer and Balenciaga day bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: Jeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
Tee: Jeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Blue and green is a combination I've only recently been trying, as I've slowly been adding green to my wardrobe over the past few years. These thrifted green jeans are getting a lot more wear than I expected, this is their 18th wear and I've only owned them 19th months. Since I don't wear jeans over summer that's a pretty good repeat rate!

Again I dressed up the casual jeans and tee outfit a bit with a statement necklace (this crystal one always gets compliments) and a boucle blazer. I thought the silver ballet flats worked well with the crystal in the necklace and the silver hardware on the Balenciaga day bag.


Last worn: boucle blazer, crystal statement necklace, navy tee, green skinny jeans, silver ballet flats (above), Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearboucle blazer and pencil skirt, navy tee and printed shorts, green skinny jeans layered up with scarf and cardigan, silver ballet flats and printed jeans, Balenciaga tempete day bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle blazer in second trimester, silver ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga tempete day bag in third trimester.



Bright Jeans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Jeans and a tee is a staple that can easily be dressed up with a blazer. Instead of sticking with classic blue denim, you can try a bright pair of jeans to add even more interest and bring more colour to your day.




Weekday Wear Linkup #63


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!

Guidelines:
1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
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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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Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Striped Tanks and Colourful Skinny Jeans With Rebecca Minkoff small Chevron Quilted Love Crossbody Bag

This is basically the autumn version of these outfits! I'm wearing these two striped tanks again, instead of maxi skirts this time I'm pairing them with colourful skinny jeans and a little bright Rebecca Minkoff small chevron quilted Love crossbody bag for a pop of colour.

You'll notice the shoes and bag are the same in both outfits - I wore these a couple days apart when I needed something simple and easy to wear without too much thinking, turns out when you are distracted by other things you end up repeating the basics multiple times!

What I wore:

burgundy skinny jeans with black and white striped tank and rebecca minkoff orange love crossbody bag | awayfromblue

burgundy jeans with orange bag Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | black striped tank burgundy skinny jeans rebecca minkoff peach love crossbody bag
Necklace:  thrifted pearl and heart charm long necklace
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
Pants: Jeanswest Harper skinny pant in Russet
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

I had a rare luxury of a kid-free day off last week! I'd been in a training course most of the week for work which meant changing my work days around to suit the course, leaving me with my normal work day free and child care arrangements already in place. I was in a bit of pain with my knee so decided to change my plans a little and instead of a day at home I headed out for a luxurious relaxation massage. I wasn't sure about being out but figured it might be my last indulgence for a while so I took the opportunity.

I've been going to the physio regularly for my knee since I injured it late last year, but a relaxation massage is a lot gentler than the effective but not always pleasant techniques at the physio! Had a productive afternoon filming some more videos for my YouTube channel afterwards too.

With these burgundy jeans I thought the little peach Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted love bag would be a great choice, and I just needed my wallet, phone and keys as I headed out. I really liked the orange and red together!


Last worn: black striped tank, heart charm necklace, burgundy skinny jeans, camel ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff chevron small love bag.

Other ways to wearblack striped tank and maxi skirt, burgundy skinny jeans with turquoise tank, camel ballet flats and a-line skirt, Rebecca Minkoff chevron small love bag and kimono.

Perfect for pregnancycamel ballet flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Small Chevron Quilted Love Bag










What I wore:

navy white striped tank with olive skinny jeans autumn mum style | away from blue

olive jeans and orange bag Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | away from the blue


Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
Jeans: Jeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Again, sticking with simple things! Another striped tank and pair of colourful jeans! I even wore the same shoes, although I did change the necklace this time. Wanted to be comfortable for the school run and it was a slightly cooler morning so I thought jeans would be a good choice again. The little peach Rebecca Minkoff love bag is something I've worn with these olive jeans before, I really like the green and orange combination! I carried the baby bag too for our water bottles.

Was a bit of a strange day when I wore this - after dropping my eldest off at school the youngest and I went out to the grocery store, we needed some more fruit and bread, nothing big. It was strange seeing some of the empty shelves and then while walking around my phone started blowing up with calls and texts with the news of the first of the office closures as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Which I'd been thinking would have been happening soon.

For the immediate time being, we are going to be putting social distancing in place - so we sat out on all our usual activities over the weekend, I think like many people across Australia. What that means for us this weekend and in the weeks to come I don't know. I also don't know how much I'll be in the office and how much I'll be working from home as it seems to change day to day!


If I'm not going out I'm not getting dressed into something other than lounge wear so I don't know what will happen blog-wise (at the moment I'll still have to do the school run at least) but there are bigger things in the world to focus on. I do have a couple more posts scheduled before I run out of outfit pics. The difficulty of sharing pics of what I actually wear I guess! I'll try keep this blog as light and fashion focused as I can - we all need a break and a bit of frivolity now and then.


Last worn: white and navy striped tank, beaded necklaceolive skinny jeans, camel ballet flats (above), Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted love bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tank and pencil skirt, olive skinny jeans and leather jacket, camel ballet flats and black tights, Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted love bag with leopard tee.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank at 37 weeks, camel ballet flats in second trimester.



Striped Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A striped tank is a great basic - especially when worn with another wardrobe staple, skinny jeans! For something a little different you can break away from the blue jeans rut with a colourful pair of denim instead.



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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Two Ways To Wear Blush Pink Blazer (With Balenciaga Black Part Time Bag)

Sharing two different ways I've worn this blush blazer to the office recently. I decided to give it another wear as it's something I haven't worn in a while. With the casual fabric and oversized shape it's not the most formal blazer, but it works perfectly in my business casual office!

What I wore:

blush blazer and burgundy skinny pants business casual office outfit with striped tank black balenciaga part time bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH with blush and burgundy outfit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blush and burgundy blazer and skinny pants business casual outfit with black tank statement earrings Balenciaga bag
Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
JacketJeanswest Nadine 3/4 sleeve dusky pink blazer
Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

I actually had a completely different outfit in mind to wear on this day, and was going to wear a dress. However after constant rain overnight with our wild Brisbane weather it was actually a lot cooler and I decided that pants would be a better choice than a dress on a cold and wet day. Rather strange for January and the middle of summer! I couldn't even try take photos on the patio as the rain was really coming down! So I quickly grabbed pics of my outfit inside.

I really liked the blush blazer with the burgundy pants. Remember a while ago when everyone in blog-land was all about the blush and burgundy combination? I really liked it even if I haven't worn it much, these burgundy pants were the perfect colourful choice with the pastel blazer. I couldn't decide on the perfect necklace with the striped tank and colourful outfit so I went with these pretty silver leaf earrings - a Christmas gift from my mum. I felt the earrings and the blush and burgundy made the outfit stand out enough.


Last worn: blush blazer, black and white striped tank, burgundy pants, black ballet flats, Balenciaga Part Time bag. First time I've worn the earrings as they were a Christmas present.

Other ways to wearblush blazer and olive jeans, black and white striped tank and maxi skirt, burgundy pants worn two ways, black ballet flats and pencil skirts, Balenciaga Part Time bag and a-line skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblush blazer in third trimester, burgundy pants in second trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga Part Time bag in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Part Time Bag










What I wore:

blush blazer and statement necklace with grey skater dress and black accessories Balenciaga bag | away from blue

slouchy broken in Balenciaga black part time g21 SGH bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram blush blazer with grey skater dress statement necklace and black Balenciaga part time bag
JacketJeanswest Nadine 3/4 sleeve dusky pink blazer
NecklaceEye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Again with the same blush blazer, black Balenciaga bag and black flats! This time around I had planned this outfit in advance - I wanted to stick with blush and black for the #whatshallweweartowork challenge Anna set for February. I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above though.

I thought the grey skater dress and blush blazer would look really nice together, and while I like the pink and grey colour combo I think the pieces maybe don't look the best.  I did pause in front of the mirror and consider changing my outfit, but I was - as always - short on time so wore it anyway!

It resulted in a really casual outfit for the office. Usually when I wear this dress to work I try formal it up a bit with a more structured blazer. I added the big statement necklace for a fun and fancy touch - and I did get some compliments on the outfit and necklace, but it still wasn't my fave and felt quite dressed down. I probably won't wear the blazer and dress together again.

Was nice to take advantage of a rare meeting free day at work though and be comfortable while I sat at my desk most of the day working away. It was another wet day with the streak of rainy days we had been having, but it was also humid and so hot in the morning so the dress was just perfect for the temps.


Last worn: blush blazer (above), crystal statement necklace, grey skater dress, black ballet flats (above), Balenciaga part time bag (above).

Other ways to wearblush blazer and jeans, grey skater dress at Disneyland, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Balenciaga part time bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyblush blazer in first trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


Blush Blazers Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A blush blazer is a fun colour and a nice departure from a neutral black or grey. You can keep it simple and use the jacket as a colourful finishing touch on a neutral outfit like I have in the second outfit, or go a little bolder and pair the blush blazer with other colours like burgundy.



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Wednesday, 5 February 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Navy Printed Kimono | #30wears Challenge

Another kimono for this months 30 wears post! Surprisingly it's only the second time I've featured a kimono for one of these posts, despite wearing kimonos frequently. I think it's because I have so many it takes me a while to build up 30 wears on one of them.

Every month I look back through my blog archives and find something I've worn 30 times or more to create these posts. One of the benefits of photographing and blogging what I wear each day for over 8 years, it's easy to see how often things are worn!


30 Ways To Wear: Navy Printed Kimono


30 Ways To Wear a Navy Printed Kimono: Outfit Ideas | Away From The Blue blog


I bought this kimono from ASOS, on sale when I was pregnant with my youngest boy at the end of 2015. It has been worn a lot, which surprises me to see that it's taken a little over 4 years to get to 30 wears with it. I think it's just because I have so many kimonos as I said above.

Cost Per Wear

I paid $22 for this kimono on sale, so at 30 wears that's 73 cents a wear, which is really good! This kimono still looks new too, it hasn't faded or worn. I'm really happy with it, and it will of course be staying in my wardrobe to be worn even more.

So here are the ways I've worn it, and some outfit ideas and colour combinations you can try.



Navy Kimono With Denim


6 outfit ideas with navy printed kimono and denim spring and summer | awayfromblue

Of course the outfit formula you'll see me wearing the most is a kimono and denim. There's something about a casual kimono that makes it the best topper for a denim outfit - whether it's skinny jeans or denim shorts! I like adding a kimono when I've got some denim in my outfit.



Printed Kimono With Dresses


3 ways to wear navy kimono and dresses | awayfromtheblue

There are other things that look great with kimonos! I like adding them to dresses - from a shorter chambray dress in the middle there to the two black maxi dresses, I think kimonos are perfect with any length of dress. They are a nice way to cover up your shoulders as well when wearing a sleeveless dress, for sun protection or a little extra warmth.



Navy Kimono With Skirts


3 outfit ideas styling a navy printed kimono with skirts | away from the blue


Just like the dresses above, you'll find that a kimono works well with any length of skirt! I like the slouchy relaxed look it gives when worn with a maxi skirt, and it's a nice way to dress down a pencil skirt a little more too when you are wearing it outside of the office as I am in the first and third outfits here.


Some Colour Combinations To Try With a Navy Kimono:



Blue Kimono Worn With Black


colour combination outfit ideas with navy kimono and black | away from the blue


I really like black and blue together! With the addition of the navy printed kimono, these basic black tank and denim outfits are a little bit more colourful and interesting.


Navy Kimono With Red


3 ways to wear a navy printed kimono with red pieces | 30wears awayfromtheblue


Red and blue are a fun and colourful combination - you can try a basic red tee under a kimono, or a bolder outfit with a pair of red skinny jeans like I have in the middle there. Any amount of red looks good with navy.


Blue Printed Kimono With Pink Accessories


5 outfit ideas with a navy blue kimono and pink accessories | awayfromblue blog


Pink and blue are so good together! This set of outfit ideas shows you a great way to try a new colour combo - you can take it small and simple by wearing a pink accessory with a blue kimono. Could be a statement necklace like in the middle, or a bit bigger and bolder with a pink bag. You can see I really like wearing my neon pink mini MAC with this kimono!


Navy Kimono Worn With Green


colourful outfit combinations navy printed kimono with green | away from blue


While I used to avoid wearing blue and green together, when I tried the combo I realised that blue and green really should be seen! No matter what the old fashion "rule" says. This neutral navy kimono works well with every shade of green.


Blue Printed Kimono In Pregnancy


navy printed kimono in pregnancy with baby bump awayfromtheblue blog


Much like accessories, kimonos are the best as they work in all trimesters of pregnancy! I loved being able to feel like myself by wearing a favourite kimono no matter how big my belly grew. It's always fun looking back at the bump pics when I'm putting these posts together too. You don't need to splurge on a maternity kimono - as you never button it up any kimono works well with a baby belly!




Where To Buy a Navy Printed Kimono Under $50:

I packed up this New Look petite navy printed kimono at ASOS in the sales, but there are a lot of cute options in other stores too:







More Outfit Ideas:


For more outfit inspiration and ideas, you can view all the 30+ ways I've worn this navy printed kimono in my blog archives, or browse the complete 30 wears series.

Similar Posts In The 30 Wears Series:



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Friday, 31 January 2020

What I Bought in December And January, And How I've Worn It

Well 2020 has been off to a strange start! And not just because of all the wild events recently, I'm talking specifically about my shopping. This is a personal style blog after all!

I started the new year with my intention, the same as last year, to spend less than I did the previous year. Yet at the end of January, I've bought a lot more than expected! I actually only have 1 Christmas gift card left! A few impulse buys and a few fear-driven purchases. I covered it all in the video below with a quick summary you can read through too.

What I Bought:






Why I Bought It:

Now my favourite store (Jeanswest) is in administration and closing stores I wanted to spend the last of my Christmas gift cards ASAP. They can change the terms and conditions with the gift cards when a chain is in administration and that has happened with other stores that have closed here in Australia, from requiring you to spend a set amount before you can use a gift card to just refusing to accept them. 

I tried to shop sensibly and buy basics I can wear over and over, and I'm pleased with what I got but also it wasn't anything I really felt I needed. Although to be honest with a wardrobe the size of mine, there's nothing that's really a need! So pleased I got some cute things with the Christmas gifts I was given, and that I got to spend them before the rules around using gift cards possibly changes. Really hoping that Jeanswest doesn't shut down completely though - where else would I do the majority of my clothes shopping!?



How I've Worn It:


waht I've bought and how I've worn it: wardrobe remix with january Jeanswest sale finds


I have a rule that every time I want to buy something I have to think of two different ways I will immediately wear it that month. I didn't do too badly with this goal this month at all....the opshopped jacket doesn't suit the weather at all and so hasn't been worn, but I wasn't going to pass on a jacket for just $1! I bought more than I needed to this month for sure, usually I spread my gifts cards through the year but I was focused on spending all my Jeanswest ones this month. I did enjoy wearing everything and did quite well with the goal, but also didn't get to my twice a wear figure with the jeans and the jacket as they aren't suited for summer temps.


For the upcoming months...I'm either going to spend a fortune at the Jeanswest closing down sales or the closure of one of the stores I frequently shop in will help me meet my spend less target this year!


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Friday, 6 December 2019

Floral Duster Kimonos and Grey Tees

If you've read my blog for a while you'll know I love kimonos! I like using accessories in my outfit for a little extra touch of colour. Scarves are great in winter, as are necklaces and bags, but in spring and summer I frequently reach for my kimonos. There's something so comfortable about long duster length ones like these floral ones - taking a simple shorts and tee or jeans and tee outfit and making it feel more dressed up!

What I wore:

monochrome grey tee and jeans outfit with Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral sahm style | awayfromblue

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

awayfromtheblue Instgram | Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral duster with monochrome jeans and tee outfit
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

The monochromatic grey tee and black skinny jeans outfit was a bit plain, even with the wooden bead necklace. This floral duster kimono added the perfect touch of colour and print and is so comfortable! Of course I couldn't resist going a little matchy-matchy and pairing the green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5-zip bag with this too, even if it does blend into the kimono a bit! They are both such nice shades of green.

Wore this for a morning of furniture shopping which turned into lunch at Ikea, taking advantage of the "kids eat free" deal they had on. Just a nice simple outfit for the challenge that is spending half the day furniture shopping with two little boys!


Last worn: green floral kimono, blue beaded necklace, grey v-neck tee, black skinny jeans, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5-zip bag.

Other ways to weargreen floral kimono and skater dress, grey v-neck tee in the office, black skinny jeans and band tee, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5-zip bag and olive jeans.

Perfect for pregnancygrey v-neck tee in second trimester.


The Perfect Bag for Every Occasion Tag:







What I wore:

black floral duster kimono with pink shorts, grey tee and Louis Vuitton neverfull damier tote | away from blue

black floral duster kimono with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | black floral duster kimono with grey tee shorts louis vuitton neverfull tote
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Jacket: Target Karolina summer kimono in purple black floral
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
TeeJeanswest 'Lucy' colour block tee in grey marle/rosebud
Shorts: thrifted pastel pink cotton shorts
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

A much less stressful day! We took advantage of the summer-like weather and headed to the local park with my family for a picnic. The heat made me reach for a simple shorts and tee outfit, but I did want to dress it up a little for the picnic so I added this awesome floral duster. It was a Christmas gift from my mum last year and it's a firm favourite!

I thought the purple floral went nicely with the pastel pink shorts too, I like pink and purple together and I've worn a similar outfit before. The tee has a pink panel on the back too, so the sheer kimono showed a little of that pink as well.

Had to wear my big floppy sunhat for sun protection, even though we spent most of the day in the shade at the picnic table. I appreciated the hat while running around with the boys in the playground afterwards!

We had a big bag for the picnic blanket and food but I brought my Louis Vuitton neverfull tote bag along as well so I had extra space to carry everything - sunscreen and water bottles. This is a great go-anywhere tote, and my go-to for picnics!


Last worn: sunhat, statement necklace, floral kimono, grey colour block tee, pink shorts, rose gold sandals, Louis Vuitton neverfull.

Other ways to wear: sunhat and maxi dress, floral kimono and denim shorts, grey colour block tee and navy kimono, pink shorts and printed tank, rose gold sandals and maxi skirt, Louis Vuitton neverfull worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancysunhat in third trimester, grey colour block tee in second trimester, Louis Vuitton neverfull in third trimester.



Duster Kimonos Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A grey tee is a mum staple, especially when paired with shorts or jeans. To change up your outfit a little even on a hot day you can add some extra interest through a colourful printed duster kimono. Such a comfortable choice in the heat too!


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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Dusters With Jeans and Tee Outfits: Green For Spring

Making the most of spring and posing in front of more beautiful jacaranda trees!

I used to be so unsure of how to wear green and didn't have much of it in my wardrobe. I decided to try challenge myself with it a couple of years ago and since then I've been having a lot of fun with green in my wardrobe! It seems like such a nice colour for spring, and I'm wearing it in two different ways in the below jeans, tee and duster outfits.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral duster with grey tee skinny jeans  | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with bracelet stack green floral kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | jeanswest delilah green floral duster kimono with grey tee black skinny jeans spring church outfit
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tee: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Wore this for church on a day that turned out to be a lot hotter than I anticipated! I felt the jeans were a bit overkill when we walked out of church into the heat of the day in the afternoon. I'd planned the outfit to stay warm in the cold aircon at church, but wished I'd picked shorts for the rest of the day.

Again I'm using this pretty green floral duster kimono to add a little more colour to a monochrome jeans and tee outfit, just like I did here. You've seen me wear this duster a lot recently, I knew I'd get a lot of wear from it when I bought it! I also knew I was going to stop on the way to church to grab a pic with this pretty purple Jacaranda tree so the floral duster seemed fitting!

I thrifted this grey tunic a couple of months ago and it's so soft and comfortable. With the neutral tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag I added the bracelets for a little more colour too, I thought they complimented the green kimono nicely.


Last worn: green floral kimono, beaded necklace, grey tunic, black skinny jeans, gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to weargreen floral kimono and graphic tee, grey tunic and pencil skirt, black skinny jeans and leopard print, gold sandals and tee dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and maxi skirt.



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What I wore:

striped duster with green skinny jeans grey slouchy tee spring mum outfit | away from blue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | striped duster with green skinny jeans and jacaranda spring
JacketKmart striped maxi cardigan
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

These photos did not turn out as well as the ones above! I'd been excited to take pics in this jacaranda-lined street for a while and finally got the chance when we were heading out to a messy play morning, as we pass this street on the way. Unfortunately the street was quite busy and I couldn't park where I wanted so we had to do a bit of a trek back to the trees and I was a little on edge as I could hear people inside the house at this tree. It was the closest one to our car though so I quickly got Mr 5 to snap a few photos and then rushed back to the car and away so we didn't disturb the home owners anymore. Didn't end up with the best photos but I did like the outfit!

If I only shared the outfits or the photos I loved on this blog I'd never have anything to post! Don't get me wrong, sometimes, like in the first outfit, the outfit and pics turn out brilliantly. But sometimes the outfit doesn't come together like I planned or the photos are overly dark and blurry. I'd rather share the good and the bad though, it's a personal style blog and what I wear each day, not a perfectly composed fashion blog.

Again this was a simple jeans and tee outfit, this time around the colour was from the bright green skinny jeans, and I used the striped duster to add some extra print to my outfit. I liked how the green jeans and bag went together too. I wanted things that were all easily washable as the messy play morning can get a bit messy sometimes, ha! Thankfully I stayed clean and dry, while the boys needed a little change of clothes when they got home. They had such a fun morning though, messy play is always a hit.



Last worn: striped duster, navy necklace, slouchy grey tee, green skinny jeans, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearstriped duster for long haul flight, slouchy grey tee over a dress, green skinny jeans with navy, green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag with monochrome outfit.

Perfect for pregnancystriped duster in second trimester, slouchy grey tee in second trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:

Jeans and a tee is a mum staple! For something a little different, try adding a bit of colour of print with a duster. It's a nice light layer on a warm spring day. You could even swap out your classic black or blue jeans for a brighter pair like I have in the second outfit if you're feeling particularly colourful.


Linking up with Fashion Files, Thursday Moda, Chic and Stylish, Red Carpet Style, Fancy Friday, Weekend Wear, Fabulous Friday.


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