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Monday, 23 November 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up: Striped Tops and Printed Maxi Skirts

Two similar outfits for today's Weekday Wear Link up! Enjoying the warmer spring weather and not needing to layer my outfits, I wore simple striped tops with fun printed maxi skirts, and my cute yellow Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.


What I wore:

red boho billabong printed maxi skirt with stripe cotton on tee mustard yellow bag spring outfit | awayfromblue

red printed maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | jacaranda street with striped tee and red printed maxi skirt

Necklace: thrifted pearl and heart charm long necklace
TeeCotton On "The One" fitted v tee in Cole stripe white moonlight
Skirtthrifted Billabong 'Don't Think Of It' bikini red printed maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold


Why I wore it:

Decided to try do something different with this skirt and pair it with stripes - although I later realised when looking through the blog that I've done that before, with a different tee!

I really liked the combination of this striped v-neck tee with the red printed maxi skirt. While the prints are so very different I did go a little matchy-matchy with the mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag to compliment the yellow in the print of the skirt. A simple necklace as I felt the print mix made enough of the statement on it's own, and this necklace goes with everything. Definitely getting good value from the $2 I spent on it at the opshop, this is its tenth wear!

Was a busy day, with the school run, a few errands to run, an appointment and sports in the evening after school pickup. Still found a little time to pop into the opshop for a browse through the Christmas stock though, and took the opportunity to get another pic in front of the pretty jacaranda lined street, even if most of the flowers are gone, especially after the storms.


Last worn: striped tee, heart charm necklace, Billabong red maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearstriped tee worn two ways, Billabong red maxi skirt in winter, studded sandals and little black dressRebecca Minkoff Micro Regan worn 30 ways.



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What I wore:

printed floral maxi skirt with striped tank and yellow rebecca minkoff micro regan bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold mustard with blue floral print maxi skirt | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | striped tank with floral maxi skirt and mustard bag for spring print mix

Necklace: For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace
Tank:  Jeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
Skirt: Ally Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold


Why I wore it:

I thought I'd try some stripes with this floral skirt for the first time! I really liked the combination, and it was nice and cool for a hot day. However it was a little bit of an outfit fail. While perfect for the school run and an appointment I had, once again I got attacked by the mozzies!

I had remembered to liberally apply bug spray this time, so we were ready for a walk around the water along our fave trail. However, this tank has some cute cut-out detail on the back. I did not think of that when spraying the mozzie repellant...so all my arms and legs and chest were covered, as was my son, but I didn't spray my back. Of course when we stopped for photos and sat down for a bit I realised my mistake as they latched on to the only spot I wasn't protected. Hubby was shocked at the state of my back when we got home 😂

Because it was a hot day I thought a simple skirt and tank combination was a good way to go - the side slits in this maxi skirt kept me cool even in the heat of the day. Just basic accessories too, my For King and Country coin necklace as I didn't want to wear anything too heavy or statement making, and then the little yellow Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag for a pop of colour.




How You Can Wear It:

Stripes are fun to print mix with! Stripes and florals are always a good pairing but you can try stripes with any other print too. If you're unsure keep the rest of the accessories simple and let the clashing prints be the statement in your outfit.



Weekday Wear Linkup #97


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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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Navy and Green Kimono Outfits With Grey Tees And Micro Bedford Bag

Another Wednesday post! I'm still not back to my regular 3 times a week posting I was pre-pandemic as I just don't get out of loungewear that many times a week yet! But I wanted to share two outfit posts this week, and on Friday I'll have my special annual gift guide post.

Two outfits with similar colour schemes and outfit formulas, but both look very different despite featuring navy kimonos, grey tees, green and the same little Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag.

What I wore:

navy and green outfit with skinny jeans, grey tee and tie dye kimono spring outfit | away from the blue

tie dye kimono with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | spring school run outfit green jeans navy tie dye kimono grey tee micro bedford bag


Jacket: Jeanswest Kensley summer tie-dye kimono
Necklace: thrifted Equip gold and marble station necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

Simple jeans and tee outfit for a busy day with the school run, working from home, and an appointment for my son in the afternoon. The grey tee and the green jeans are a combination I've worn a few times in the past, but I couldn't resist changing it up a little bit this time with the navy tie dye kimono on top. I thought it went nicely with the green jeans and it was a fun bit of match-matchy with the navy Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag, and the navy Havaianas.

I really liked this outfit - nice and comfortable and practical for working from home and rushing around between school pickup and the afternoon appointment. I was glad I'd picked jeans to wear as the wind really picked up in the afternoon and it was actually a bit chilly on our way home from the appointment!





What I wore:

olive and grey shorts and tee outfit with tropical print floral duster kimono and sneakers | away from blue

tropical print kimono with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy floral jeanswest melanie kimono with grey tee and olive embroidered shorts outfit


Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
Tee: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

I really liked the colours in this outfit! Just like the first outfit, it was a grey tee with green and a navy kimono, and that little Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag. This time around though it was olive shorts instead of jeans, as the weather had warmed up a lot. The navy floral print kimono adds even more colour too, as does the green beaded necklace.

I thought that this grey tunic would go nicely with the pull on olive shorts - while they are both very relaxed fits I like the casualness of the outfit with the two loose pieces together, and I felt the long line of the kimono pulled it together a bit more to stop it looking too messy. Again I really liked this outfit! After the school drop off in the morning we went for a walk along our fave trail. Walking around the water was not the smartest idea after the storms that weekend though, especially when I forgot to put on mozzie repellent! I was bitten so much, ended up walking around a lot quicker than normal trying to stop my legs getting bitten 😂

Our grocery order was due to arrive the next day but I'd run out of some things for lunchboxes and it wouldn't arrive early enough in the morning, so had to go for a quick grocery shop after. Was nice to cool off my multiple bug bites in the air conditioning! And I took the opportunity to have a little browse of the shopping centre for some more Christmas gifts as well. I've purchased most of my Christmas gifts (I want to be really organised this year with all the online orders slowing down the postal service a little) but there's always a few extra things to buy!


How You Can Wear It:

Blue and green is a colour combo that should definitely be seen! It's easy to pair any shade of green with navy, as you can see here with the forest green and the olive working well against the navy kimonos.




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Monday, 9 November 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up: Grey Tees, Blue Maxis And Blush Rebecca Minkoff Darren Messenger Bag

For today's weekday wear linkup, I'm sharing two outfits with my go-to pink and blue colour combination, taking blue maxis and adding grey tees and a blush pink bag. The first outfit is with a maxi dress and the second a maxi skirt.

What I wore:

spring layered maxi dress outfit grey tee knotted over navy dress pastel pink bag | awayfromblue

navy printed maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | awayfromtheblue



Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Tee: Jeanswest 'Lucy' colour block tee in grey marle/rosebud
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony (more affordable preowned!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a very busy Friday! I wanted something simple and comfortable to wear that morning so decided to layer up this blue maxi dress with a grey tee to dress it down a little for what I anticipated to be a quiet day with the school run. Until, running late for school, I went to zip up my son's lunch bag and realised it had broken and wouldn't zip up and so wouldn't keep his food cool. Luckily managed to find a replacement one for him to use for the day, but it then meant spending far too long walking around the local Westfield shopping centre hunting for a replacement lunchbox. Of course at halfway through the last term for the year there was not a lot of choice! Luckily I managed to find one in the end, that my son approved of when I picked him up from school. Phew!

I did like this outfit - the knotted tee looked good with the navy printed maxi dress and because the tee has a pink panel on the back I decided to wear my Rebecca Minkoff peony pink Darren bag with it, even though they are different shades of pink I think they compliment nicely. Stuck with simple silver accessories to match the hardware on the bag with the silver necklace and ballet flats.





What I wore:

spring SAHM outfit with dark grey tee and pink floral print maxi skirt pastel rebecca minkoff bag | away from blue

floral print maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony  | away from the blue


Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Skirt: Ally Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony (more affordable preowned!)

Why I wore it:

A very similar outfit, but this time it's a grey tee with a printed blue maxi skirt. I surprisingly hadn't worn this tee and skirt together before, seems like such an obvious pairing with the neutral grey tee and the colourful floral print skirt. Again with the Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag as it matches the pink florals so nicely! And I picked another necklace with silver hardware to match the bag too. I was wearing simple but comfortable sandals (not that you can see them with the skirt caught in the breeze...).

This was another day of traipsing around the shops after school drop off - although a planned one, as it happened before the day above! Haven't been to the shops in weeks and suddenly went twice in one week! I again masked up to visit a few different stores in an effort to track down a bike for my son's Christmas. Thankfully despite the bike shortages we were able to find one, and I ticked off a few more purchases off my list. Really want to be organised in advance for Christmas this year as postage can be slow as we get closer to December!



How You Can Wear It:

A grey tee is such a nice basic neutral, perfect for pairing with a printed piece in your outfit. Just like blue and grey, blue and pink go together beautifully too so a pink bag is a great way to accessorise a blue and grey outfit.

Weekday Wear Linkup #95


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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!
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Monday, 2 November 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up : Striped Tees, Maxi Skirts and Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran Bag

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup it's a simple staple mum outfit formula! Striped tees and maxi skirts. The simple stripes look so good with the block colour maxi skirts. I accessorised with my Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag that I recently took out my wardrobe for a spin, realised it needs to be worn more!

What I wore:

marc by marc jacobs classic q fran bag with navy striped tee, orange maxi skirt, gold sandals in spring | away from the blue

ochre maxi skirt and  Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | spring mum outfit gold sandals MbMJ fran bag, ochre maxi skirt and striped tee

NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TeeAtmos&Here navy stripe v-neck tee
Skirt: thrifted Tree of Life ochre maxi skirt
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

Wore this a few weeks ago to participate in the Ooshie swap day. The boys wanted a couple more Ooshies to play with, as we had already completed our collection, and I wanted to give away the piles of extra ones we had! The swap day was done slightly differently this year to be COVID safe, but it was less hectic than last year as a result so we enjoyed it! I'm just glad the Ooshie madness is over now.

It was good to get out with the kids - we've been avoiding crowded places with them and sticking with parks and trails instead, but they enjoyed getting out to the shops and weren't too upset we had to run a few errands after the swap day!

I like navy with this ochre maxi skirt, so this navy stripe tee seemed like a good pairing, and with the gold hardware on the Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran bag I picked my gold sandals to wear, as we didn't have to walk very far so it wouldn't put a lot of pressure on my knee injury. I really liked the way the brownish-purple bag went with the ochre maxi skirt too.


Last wornnavy stripe tee, pearl tassel necklace, ochre maxi skirt, gold sandals, Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

Other ways to wearnavy stripe tee and shorts, ochre maxi skirt and foil tee, gold sandals and tee dress, Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancynavy stripe tee in third trimester, Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran bag at 40 weeks.



What's In My Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran Bag





What I wore:

grey striped tee with navy maxi skirt and brown MbMJ fran bag classic | away from the blue

grey striped tee, Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown | away from the blue

grey tee navy maxi skirt casual spring school run outfit | away from blue instagram


Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
Skirt: thrifted navy viscose drawstring no label maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown
 

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit formula above so much, I repeated it! This time with a grey striped tee and a navy maxi skirt. Again I think the Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran bag went well with this and it was the perfect size to hold our water bottles when my youngest son and I went for a little walk after school drop off.

It was a little windy so perhaps this maxi skirt with the slits up the sides wasn't the best choice, but it was definitely nice and comfortable!


Last worngrey striped tee, turquoise tassel necklace, navy maxi skirt, navy Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey striped tee and double denimturquoise tassel necklace worn 30 ways, navy maxi skirt and printed tee, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag and orange dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey striped tee at 40 weeks, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag in third trimester.



How You Can Wear It:


You can't beat a striped tee as a wardrobe staple! It goes with everything and paired with a block colour maxi skirt is a good choice for a hot spring day.



What I Bought In October And How I've Worn It:


I only bought two things this month so thought I'd add them onto this post rather than giving them a post of their own:


I needed new shoes to support my knee (my old running shoes were literally falling apart and looked really ugly, especially for shoes I've been having to wear so much). I ended up finding these on sale at the Iconic for just $88 and took the leap, cautiously trying them out on carpet for a while before I decided to keep them. As they were a purchase for my knee and not something I'd ever have bought otherwise, I'm not going to include them in my budget spend at the end of the year. And I'm really hoping they don't become a permanent fixture here, I'm doing what I can to strengthen my knee at home so I can return to normal activities and normal shoe choices for summer - but the physio did warn this  injury could take a year to heal.

The dress was, like the last Kmart dress I bought, a total impulse buy! I was desperately hunting for a bike we had promised to buy for Christmas, with the bike shortage in Australia making that tricky. Once I'd managed to find the bike at Kmart I saw a rack of new dresses about to be put out on the sale floor and this pink dress called to me! Like the same one I have in orange, it was just $15 and loose and light, perfect for summer!


How I've Worn The Pieces So Far:







Weekday Wear Linkup #94


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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link 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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Friday, 30 October 2020

30 Ways To Wear: Dark Grey V-Neck Tee

Time for another 30 ways to wear post! Every month I pick something from my wardrobe I've worn 30 times or more and create a new post in this monthly series showing you some of the ways I've worn it. I hope to inspire you to think of more ways to rewear the pieces you own in your wardrobe, as I was inspired when I first heard of the 30 wears challenge in The True Cost documentary.

This month, it's this dark grey v-neck tee in charcoal. It was one of the pieces I first thought of back when I started this series, as I was sure I would have worn it 30 times, but I've only just managed to hit that figure this year, and that's with some pretty frequent rewearing recently. Still, if I had to pick, I'd say this is my favourite grey tee.


30 Ways To Wear: Dark Grey V-Neck Tee



30 ways to wear a dark grey tee #30wears away from the blue blog wardrobe remix



Cost Per Wear


I bought this tee back in July 2013! Thanks to my order email from The Iconic I know it was a $30 tee reduced to $12 in the sale and then I had an extra discount voucher for my order so it worked out to just $9.48. At 30 wears to date that's 32 cents a wear. Pretty good cost per wear I think! Obviously, having this tee pre-kids and during my pregnancies and now after having my kids, it doesn't fit quite the same as it used to 7 years ago! However it is still super soft, stretchy and although it's maybe not quite as slouchy a fit as it was before I love how comfortable it is. I plan to wear this until it falls apart.

The other, lighter, grey tee I bought in the same order I've already done a 30 wears post on too. It was a good sale shop back then as I still have 3 of the 4 things I ordered and I've now hit 30 wears on 2 of them!

I think the reason it's taken me 7 years to reach 30 wears with this tee was a combination of not wanting baby spit up on my fave tee when the kids were younger, along with the habit I'm trying to stop of "saving" pieces in my wardrobe and feeling they are too good to wear on ordinary days. I've been really enjoying wearing this tee so much recently, in an effort to finally hit 30 wears with it and acknowledge its awesomeness in a post! So let's see the ways I've worn it!



Dark Grey Tee in Monochrome Outfits


5 monochrome outfit ideas with a dark grey tee | away from the blue blog

I find true monochrome outfits really tricky to do, as I can never resist adding a little pop of colour with an accessory! I do like wearing this grey tee with other shades of grey and black for a monochrome look - before I start adding colourful pieces on top!


Dark Grey Tee In Layered Winter Outfits


3 ways to wear Dark Grey Tee In Layered Winter Outfits | away from blue

This darker grey tee layers so well in winter - it's a neutral shade that goes with any layers I might add on top without clashing, and darker colours seem so perfectly suited for cold days! As you can see in these pics it works with all the extra winter layers with jackets, scarves an cardigans well.


Dark Grey Tee In Outfits With Colourful Statement Pieces


6 ways to wear a dark grey tee with colourful pieces in your outfit | away from blue

Of course it's not just winter layers that this dark tee works with! If you have a dark tee it's a nice outfit base to pair with some other bright statement pieces, even in warmer weather. Like over a floral dress, with neon pink accessories, a yellow kimono, cobalt leather jacket or leopard print pants! This neutral tee is a nice grounding piece to add when you're wearing one or more bright statement pieces in your outfit.


Grey Tee With Red Pieces In An Outfit


5 red and grey v neck tee outfit ideas 30 wears | away from the blue

There are a few colour pairings I keep coming back to with this grey tee so I wanted to call them out specifically. Grey and red is a fun combination, and as you can see you can add little touches of red with accessories or go all out with a red cardigan or maxi skirt. Even burgundy and deep red shades, like those skinny jeans, work well with a dark grey tee.


Grey Tee Outfits With Green


3 ways to wear green pieces with a dark grey tee | awayfromblue

Green is a colour I've been trying to wear more lately and no matter the shade - olive or bright emerald green - I find it a little tricky to wear. Like any colour you're unsure how to wear, you can pair it with a plain grey tee! It just works!



Grey Tee and Skirt Outfits


4 outfit ideas with a dark grey tee and skirts | away from blue blog

This combination is another one I keep coming back to with this grey tee - pairing it with a printed skirt! Maxi skirts are obviously my favourite here, with 3 out of 4 outfits featuring it, but it works well with pencil skirts too and shorter length skirts like you've seen above.


Grey Tee and Baby Bump Outfits


4 grey tee and baby bump outfits | away from the blue

I've been lucky enough to have this tee for both my pregnancies with my boys and I took full advantage of the comfortable stretchy material, wearing it right into the third trimester! It was a simple outfit for work with a pencil skirt, or as you saw above too without the bump, a nice easy casual outfit on a hot day with a maxi skirt. It's one of those non-maternity pieces that work so well in a pregnancy wardrobe!



Dark Grey Tees Under $50:





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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Purple Tees, Printed Kimonos, Denim Shorts And Rebecca Minkoff Julian Bag

Two simple but colourful outfits for hot spring days: denim shorts, Converse and printed kimonos with purple tees. Both of these tees are different shades from the colours in the kimonos, but I think they work well together! The bright blue Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack adds an extra burst of colour to each outfit too.

What I wore:

digital print kimono with distressed denim shorts lilac tee julian backpack | awayfromblue

lilac tee, Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | denim shorts lilac tee printed kimono playground outfit with rebecca minkoff julian bag

Jacket: thrifted digital print no label kimono (new purchase)
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
Shorts: thrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue

Why I wore it:

Wore this on a particularly hot and humid day! We tried to head out early to explore a local bike trail - and with things getting a bit safer with less virus cases around in Queensland I let the kids enjoy the playground along the trail too. We haven't been visiting playgrounds as much as we used to, although they have been open for a long time here. People don't social distance and they can be a bit crowded so I prefer staying away - but the boys enjoyed visiting this old favourite playground again for something different, even if I was constantly getting out the hand sanitiser!

Didn't stay as long as I'd hoped as it was a really hot day, but the kids had fun for a little while.

I expected to spend more time in the playground and less walking along the trail, so I wore my Converse as I didn't need as much support for my knee. I'd thought of wearing this purple tee with the printed kimono when I spotted it in the opshop, even though the print on the kimono is magenta, I thought the purple tee went really nicely with it!

The Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack is always a good choice on days out with the kids as it holds water bottles and snacks well.





What I wore:

red printed kimono, wine tee, bermuda denim shorts and converse weekend style | away from the blue

red printed kimono, Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue worn on shoulder | away from blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | red printed kimono with purple wine tee bermuda denim shorts weekend mum style


Jacket: Choies red vintage pattern kimono
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversized tee in wine
Shorts: Jeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue

Why I wore it:

This tee is kind of between burgundy and purple - it's official colour name is wine but I thought it looked burgundy enough to pair with this red printed kimono, for something just a shade different. it ended up looking significantly different when worn side by side, but I liked the combination enough to give it a go!

Headed out with hubby to go check out bikes with the boys, something we want to buy as a Christmas present but the stock shortages around Australia make that tricky! It was a bit of an unsuccessful shopping trip, so to rescue the day we headed out in the afternoon after it cooled down a little for a walk around a local trail. I'd swapped my Converse I'd worn in the morning to my daggy but much more supportive sneakers, I really need them for this longer trail.

I'd been looking around for a good spot to take a pic when we came across the red flowers on this tree, the perfect location, as it matched the kimono so well! This was a really comfortable outfit for the weekend.
 


How You Can Wear It:

Shorts and tee is a staple outfit for a hot day - and you can add a little more interest to your outfit with a fun printed kimono. Even if the colours in the print don't match the tee you are wearing!



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Monday, 19 October 2020

Layering Maxi Dresses For Spring | Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear link up, I was making the most of spring weather here in Brisbane and layering up my maxi dresses. One on a slightly cooler spring day, and another for a much warmer day that was almost summer-like!

What I wore:

Jeanswest Chantelle blue printed maxi dress with denim jacket and bright accessories peach and magenta for spring | awayfromblue

navy printed maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | layering blue printed maxi dress with denim jacket and bright accessories for spring

Earrings: Piper gold heart earrings
Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Necklace: thrifted magenta pink statement beaded necklace
Dress:  Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Dressed up a little more than I usually would for a work from home day! This blue printed jersey maxi dress is so incredibly comfortable and was perfect for the school run, sitting at my desk all day, a zoom fashion launch, and taking my son to an appointment in the afternoon. A very busy day! I wanted something bright to wear for the zoom TVSN spring/summer fashion catalogue launch. I've been invited to the events before but it's in another state so I couldn't join. With the restrictions and it being online I was able to join this time! Conveniently over lunchtime, I was able to attend in the middle of the work day and ooh and aah over all the pretty fashion pieces (some very out of my budget though!) before diving back into work.

I like pink with this blue maxi dress but I've never worn this particular magenta necklace with it before, and thought this would be a fun statement piece that was suitably bright for the summery designs we were shown. I really liked the combination, and couldn't resist adding even more colour with the little peach Rebecca Minkoff small love bag. I have paired this bag with pink sandals before and I enjoyed the colours together then too. Plus this bag was overdue a wear!

As it was a little cool for a sleeveless maxi dress, especially for the morning school run and afternoon appointment, I layered the denim jacket on top.





What I wore:


Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown | awayfromtheblue

away from blue Instagram | spring maxi dress layered grey v-neck tee layered over Kmart floral maxi dress with carob brown mbmj fran bag

Necklace: thrifted Equip gold and marble station necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus pearl and rose gold bracelet stack
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

This was a very fun day! Took the boys for a very overdue haircut and a tiny trim for myself - I am growing my hair out to donate it again but I need to get better at regularly getting it trimmed so it grows in healthier! After the haircut we wandered through the shopping centre to check out the opshop which was preloved book heaven - tables and tables of books. I tried to quickly browse through and pick up a few from authors I've enjoyed reading already, and the kids got a big book haul too!

Had a wonderful picnic lunch as well, enjoying the summery feel of the day!

The only thing I didn't like about the summer-like spring day was that in an effort to try mix up this dress a little I wore the grey tee over it, and it turned into a much too hot and humid day to have added an extra layer! I did like the outfit, just not so much walking around outside in the heat.

Just like the Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag above, this Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag is definitely overdue a wear! I used to have a little collection of Marc by Marc Jacobs bags but this is the only one I have left now - and every time I use it I love it, it was nice to get it out again and I loved how it fit everything including all of our water bottles and some snacks inside. Have been using it more since, it was a good decision to get it out my handbag cupboard for this day!



How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is easy to layer up in spring! Try a denim jacket over the top for a cooler day or a simple tee on a warmer day.


Weekday Wear Linkup #92


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