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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, 16 October 2019

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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


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

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


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

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

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Regular and Small Love Bag Comparison










What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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



Frill Sleeve Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

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



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Friday, 11 October 2019

Spring: Kimonos and Skinny Jeans With Space Dye Tops And Green Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5-Zip Bag

Two different skinny jeans and kimonos outfits for two very different days! I'm enjoying the warmer spring weather as I get to wear my kimonos again after passing over them all winter.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral black skinny jeans space dye top spring SAHM fashion show outfit | awayfromblue

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

awayfromblue Instagram | Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with tee and black skinny jeans fashion show spring outfit
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral  (new purchase)
EarringsKmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings
Necklace: thrifted blue multi stand long beaded necklace
Tee: thrifted Kmart space dye cream and black longline top
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag

Why I wore it:

This gorgeous green duster kimono was a piece I picked up in the Jeanswest sale back in August. I've been making more of an effort to wear green recently and found out I quite like it, so when I saw this released I knew I was going to snap it up on sale. Even if I did have to visit two stores before I found it, ha! Thought it was the perfect topper for my neutral skinny jeans and tee outfit, and the little emerald green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag compliments it nicely.

I did consider wearing a green statement necklace with this but decided it might be a little too much green! I went with this recently thrifted blue beaded necklace, which matched my navy tassel earrings. The space dye tee was thrifted at the same time too, a great wardrobe basic that still had the tags attached.

Wore this for a relaxed Saturday with a big walk for the dogs, swim lessons and attending a local fashion show. The theme was colours for spring so I felt this green floral kimono was the perfect topper. Was a nice lightweight layer for a windy day, as you can tell from the pics!


Last worn: tassel earrings, blue beaded necklace, space dye tee, black skinny jeans, ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5-zip. First time I've shared the kimono on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearspace dye tee and red jeans, black skinny jeans and knitted jumper, ballet flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5-zip and matching necklace.

Perfect for pregnancyballet flats in second trimester.


Unboxing My Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5-Zip Bag:







What I wore:

knitted kimono with peplum top skinny jeans converse spring outfit green 5 zip bag | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | monochrome peplum tee knitted ruana poncho kimono skinny jeans converse SAHM style
JacketRebecca Minkoff Ruana poncho
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tee: thrifted black and white space dye peplum tee
Jeans:  Jeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag

Why I wore it:

In complete contrast to the outfit above, this is a lot darker and not as colourful (even though I'm wearing the same green Rebecca Minkoff 5 zip bag) and a lot cosier! It was also not as relaxing of a day, ha!

It was a really cold morning so I figured I'd better get this knitted poncho / kimono out again to keep me warm at the playground with the kids. I ended up regretting this though when the day heated up, and in the middle of running errands I left it in the car, just too hot!

I love this peplum space dye tee and I thought the effect on it was subtle enough that it looked nice with the print on the kimono. I really liked the outfit, even if I didn't wear the knitted poncho for long! The skinny jeans and Converse were good for all the running around we did. I had a few errands to run and places to visit, and some roadworks meant changing my plans a little with the diversions so I was a bit flustered all morning! As you can see by the setting sun in the pic, didn't even get to take my usual outfit photo in the morning. One of those crazy busy days.


Last worn: knitted kimono, space dye peplum teetassel necklace, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5-zip bag (above).

Other ways to wearknitted kimono worn two ways, space dye peplum tee and scarfgrey skinny jeans in a castle, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5-zip bag with olive jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.



Kimonos Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A kimono is the perfect topper for those in-between seasons! You can keep it light and airy with a viscose fabric one, or be a little cosier in the colder mornings and evenings with something knitted. A kimono is an easy layer to take off if needed when the weather changes.


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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Two Ways To Wear: Asymmetrical Striped Maxi Skirt With Little Red Bags

While this is the first time this maxi skirt is appearing on the blog, it's also the last time you'll see it! I picked it up as part of my "fill a bag of clothes for $5" opshop sale haul. A great thrift find, it was new with tags, a classic black maxi skirt with some fun features making it stand out. It's got a high-low hem and it's asymmetrical so the sides are longer. I really liked it as I twirled around in the little opshop change room and so into the bag it went.

Each time I've worn it though, the fun features made it a little annoying. When you divide the $5 by all the items I got it works out to around 63 cents so I'm glad I got some wears of it but hopefully now it's donated back, someone more graceful or taller will enjoy it!

What I wore:

stiped blaxk maxi skirt with pink tassel scarf and navy tee saddle bag spring outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red with striped maxi skirt | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy slouchy tee with black striped maxi skirt red saddle bag bright scarf
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl zesty stripe tassel scarf in pink
Tee: thrifted Emerson navy slouchy tee
Skirt: thrifted Kmart black and grey knitted asymmetric maxi skirt in shadow
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in blue!)

Why I wore it:

I really liked this outfit! The striped scarf was a fun combination with the striped skirt, and the red accessories were a bold pop against the navy and black. The little red Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag  matched the red stripes in the skirt nicely.

The skirt was so good to wear in the playground on a hot day, nice and cool as it caught the breeze. It was only when we stopped on the way home to get groceries and the long side of the skirt kept billowing around and getting caught in the wheels of the trolley that I regretted my outfit choice! I contemplated getting the skirt altered so it was shorter, but I tend to wait until I have a pile of alterations to do at once as it's more cost effective (there's a lady I know that does everything at once and charges per hour). I didn't want to leave this skirt sitting unloved waiting around for me to build up a backlog of pieces to alter, so decided to give it one more try and if it didn't work, to donate it back.


Last worn: navy tee, striped scarf, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff studded saddle bag. First time I've worn the skirt on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: navy tee with grey, striped scarf and pencil skirt, black ballet flats and jeansRebecca Minkoff saddle bag worn 30 ways

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in second trimester


The Most Used, Least Used and Cutest Bags In My Handbag Collection:







What I wore:

burgundy tunic tee with striped maxi skirt and poppy red Rebecca Minkoff micro avery tote bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag with burgundy tee and maxi skirt | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | statement necklace and burgundy tee with striped maxi skirt
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace (new purchase)
TeeZalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt
Skirt: thrifted Kmart black and grey knitted asymmetric maxi skirt in shadow
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

This outfit was the final straw for this beautiful but impractical skirt. I wasn't feeling well but powered through with swim lessons and an important appointment, so I threw on this easy and comfortable outfit. The slouchy burgundy tee was a nice casual option with the skirt. I did try tuck it in at first, but it wouldn't stay in place and I decided I preferred the long line of it untucked. For a little extra touch of colour with the black stripes I picked another red bag, my little Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote. It was a nice combination with the burgundy and black, and I've worn this red bag with burgundy before.

But the thongs (flip flops) were not a good choice with this skirt! After the longer edges of the hem getting caught between my feet and the sole and standing on the hem one too many times I resolved that I'd just donate this skirt back to the opshop. Hopefully the next person to pick it up will be a little less clumsy or a little taller and have less issues with the longer side hems!

Instead of a scarf I wore a statement necklace with this outfit, this fun flat bead one is one I recently thrifted.


Last worn: burgundy tunic, striped maxi skirt (above), Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote. First time I've worn the necklace as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearburgundy tunic and jeansRebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and blue dress.




Striped Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Even though I've donated this skirt back, I still have a few striped maxi skirts in my wardrobe and think they are a staple for mum-life! A striped maxi skirt looks great with a basic block-colour tee. You can add some extra contrasting colour with your accessories, or even try another print like I have with the striped scarf in the first outfit.


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Monday, 30 September 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Striped Maxi Skirts With Printed Scarves and Slouchy Tees, Rebecca Minkoff Darren Bag

Sharing some casual outfits I wore through the week for today's Weekday Wear Linkup!

You know I love my maxi skirts, especially striped ones! It's fun to introduce another print to a striped skirt by adding a statement scarf, especially if you're wearing a basic block colour tee. Such a simple yet colourful way to dress for spring.

What I wore:

monochrome grey tunic and pinstripe maxi skirt playground outfit with bright striped scarf | awayfromblue

pinstripe maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | awayfromtheblue

monochrome grey pinstripe maxi skirt tassel scarf pink rebecca minkoff darren bag spring playground style
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl zesty stripe tassel scarf in pink
Top: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
Skirt: thrifted pinstripe maxi skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

I loved this outfit so much! The maxi skirt is a delicate pinstripe so it looks more grey in pics, but I feel in person you can see the navy pinstripe a bit better (and in the bag closeup shot). I thought it would be fun to match the stripes on the skirt with a striped scarf, and this one added a great touch of colour to the grey outfit. I really like pink and grey together, so wore my Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag to add a little more pink (and to match the blush stripes in the scarf nicely).

A simple and comfortable outfit for a quiet Friday with the kids - we went to the playground in the morning, picked up a few groceries on the way home, and then did some baking. I made a savoury pancake that I used to make for the boys when they were little. They each took one bite and decided they didn't like it anymore, ha! Oh well!


Last worn: striped tassel scarf, grey tunic, pinstripe maxi skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Darren Bag.

Other ways to wearstriped tassel scarf and boucle blazergrey tunic in the office, pinstripe maxi skirt and neon bag, black ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Darren Bag and sundress.

Perfect for pregnancyballet flats in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Darren Messenger










What I wore:

denim jacket striped maxi skirt converse pink accessories scarf and bag spring outfit | away from blue

navy and grey striped maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony pink | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram diamond print pink scarf pastel darren messenger bag with denim jacket stripe maxi skirt foggy outfit
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl pretty pink diamond scarf
Tee: thrifted Emerson navy slouchy tee (new purchase)
Skirt: thrifted Cotton On navy and grey striped maxi skirt (new purchase)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

A bit of an early morning photoshoot! I set my alarm a little earlier than the boys get up to have some quiet time to myself each morning - I read my bible, do a little bit of blog work and then get them up and get their breakfast before we all get dressed for the day. When I woke up on this Monday morning and saw the fog, I decided instead of relaxing to get up, get dressed, and go out to snap some photos.

I went out on the street to get a better pic of the fog, and passed one of my neighbours. Luckily, it's easy to explain why you're carting a camera and tripod around when the streets are so foggy - he was happy with my "taking pictures of the fog!" explanation and it was easy to move a little further down the street and be hidden by the fog so he couldn't see, ha! But I think I'll stick to backyard photos!

I'd planned to wear this navy tee as I knew it would match so nicely with the navy stripes in the maxi skirt, but I did have to add the denim jacket as I went out the door as it was a little chilly at 6am, even with the big bright scarf. I thought the navy and pink combo was a fun one, even though the blush pink Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag doesn't match the pale pink diamonds on the scarf exactly it was a nice combination. I ended up taking the scarf and denim jacket off later in the day when out with the boys as it warmed up so nicely!


Last worn: denim jacket, pink diamond scarf, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag (above). First time I've posted the navy tee and striped maxi skirt on the blog as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and shift dress, diamond scarf and monochrome grey outfit, Converse and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.



Striped Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A striped maxi skirt is a great basic for mum-life, especially when paired with a plain block colour tee. For a little extra colour and interest, you can add contrasting accessories like I have here with the pink scarves and bag. Perfect for spring!


Weekday Wear Linkup #38


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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Matching Bags and Scarves With Grey Tees and Striped Maxi Skirts For Spring

Enjoying wearing some of my recnt(ish!) purchases to create some casual and comfortable spring outfits. I love these striped maxi skirts I thrifted back in August and the scarves and bags add the perfect pop of colour for spring.

You might know from reading my blog I love my bright handbags, and I have shared various ways to match them to my outfits before (matching to shoes, matching tees, matching necklaces, etc). Today I'm keeping it simple and matching the accessories together by picking scarves and bags that are similar shades.

What I wore:

mustard yellow scarf and bag with vertical striped maxi skirt grey tee and denim jacket | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram vertical striped maxi skirt with grey tee mustard yellow accessories matching scarf and bag
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in mustard (new purchase)
Tee: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
Skirt: thrifted SES Fashions vertical stripe maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I was hopeful that this mustard crinkle scarf would pair nicely with my little mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and was so pleased to see they look great together! While not the exact same shade I think they compliment each other nicely, and were a fun combo with the neutral outfit. As it was a cooler morning, I added the denim jacket to the slouchy grey tee and vertical striped maxi skirt. We had church in the morning too, which is often a little colder with the aircon so the denim jacket was a good choice. Even if I did take it off after church in the heat of the day.

Even though the bag has silver hardware, I thought the gold mouse flats went nicely with the mustard accessories - and they are such fun shoes to wear!


Last worn: denim jacket, mustard crinkle scarf, grey tunic, gold mouse flats, mustard micro Regan bag. First time I've worn the vertical striped maxi skirt on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and dress, grey tunic and pencil skirt, gold mouse flats and wrap dress, mustard micro Regan bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimestergold mouse flats in third trimester.


ICYMI: What I Bought For Spring / Summer:







What I wore:

grey tee with pinstripe maxi skirt neon mini MAC bag and pink diamond scarf | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC and pinstripe maxi skirt | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram monochrome grey maxi skirt tee outfit with neon pink mini mac and scarf accessories
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl pretty pink diamond scarf (new purchase)
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Skirt: thrifted pinstripe maxi skirt (new purchase)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Another simple grey tee and striped maxi skirt with some colourful accessories! This beautiful diamond print scarf has so many colours in it, but I knew I wanted to try wearing it with the equally bright neon pink mini MAC bag. I really liked the two pieces together, and they were the perfect touch with the outfit. The pinstripe maxi skirt always seems so grey in pics, even though it's a fine navy pinstripe. This paired with the darker grey v-neck tee made it a bit monochrome, so the pink was fun to break up the grey a bit!

Simple and colourful outfit for a day with the boys - we spent some time at the playground, library, and a quick visit to our old house, so a pretty busy day.


Last worn: grey tee, black ballet flats, neon pink mini MAC bag. First time I've worn the diamond print scarf and maxi skirt on the blog as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to weargrey tee and olive pants, black ballet flats and sheath dress, neon pink mini MAC bag and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in second trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester.


Grey Tees Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

A grey tee is a wardrobe staple, and looks great with a striped maxi skirt. To add some colour to the neutrals, you can go for bright and bold scarves, with matching bags to make your outfit even more colourful. Perfect for spring.


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Friday, 13 September 2019

3 Ways To Wear Band Tees: #sparklePunchMusicMonth

A bit of a bumper post today, sharing 3 outfits in one! The wonderful Jess decided to do #SparklePunchMusicMonth on Instagram in August and invited people to join in. I couldn't turn down the chance to get some of my band tees out and reminisce about my favourite concerts and memories!

I ended up wearing three different band tees through the month, which resulted in three different ways to wear band tees I wanted to show you. Because everyone loves a good graphic tee!

What I wore:

monochrome skinny jeans converse band tee outfit with sliver mini mac bag | awayfromblue

monochrome black outfit with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | monochrome black skinny jeans band tee outfit silver bag
JacketCotton On black knit wrap cardigan
Tee: Kisschasy The Final Roar band tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This band tee was one I bought at the final Kisschasy show before the band called it quits. It was a wonderful finale, even if I spent the time up the back away from the crowd as I was pregnant at the time!

A classic black and white tee with a fun print, this is a permanent fixture in my wardrobe, even if I don't wear it much. It was good to get it out again! I decided to copy the colour scheme from the tee in my outfit, sticking to black and white with the black belted cardigan, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and black and white Converse. The metallic mini MAC bag worked so nice with the monochrome.

Simple monochrome outfit for a quiet Monday with a library and playground visit.


Last worn: belted cardigan, band tee, skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to wearbelted cardigan and flares, band tee and striped skirt, skinny jeans and blazer, Converse and skater dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancybelted cardigan and hidden baby bump, band tee in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC in third trimester.






What I wore:

colourful maxi skirt and band tee outfit converse and denim jacket | away from blue

red printed maxi skirt with  Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram denim jacket printed maxi skirt converse spring band tee outfit
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Tee: Kisschasy blue tape band tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Another Kisschasy band tee, but a much more colourful outfit this time! Wore this for a warmer winter day at the playground with the boys. This Kisschasy tee hasn't been worn on the blog before, it was one of the ones in my "band tee storage box" and from one of their earlier concerts that my sister and I went to. In fact I think this tee may have been my sisters at one point?

I loved wearing it though, and I thought the blue tape print (that spells out Kisschasy) worked well with the red maxi skirt. Again I stuck with converse, comfortable shoes for running around the playground. The denim jacket I actually took off while being in the sun, it was a really warm winter day, almost summer-like! Sideways Instagram outfit pic courtesy of my 5 year old who thought that it was so funny to take the photos on an angle and we all had a good giggle!

Again I wore a Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC, this time this adorable little aquamarine one that goes so well with the red skirt and blue tee and jacket.


Last worn: denim jacket, red maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC. It's the first time I've worn the Kisschasy band tee on the blog.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and maxi dress, red maxi skirt and leather jacket, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC in third trimester.







What I wore:

colourful band tee duster and skinny jeans outfit with purple bag | away from blue

grey cardigan and skinny jeans with Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum  | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | public holiday mum style yellow band tee with grey duster cardi and skinny jeans
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Tee: The Getaway Plan yellow paint splatter band tee
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Finally a band tee from a different band, haha! There's something so fun about the Kisschasy tees, and I went to a lot of their shows so I have quite a collection of them!

This yellow band tee is another one from the "band tee storage box" that I've added to my regular wardrobe now after this challenge. I love this tee so much. I actually got to meet Matt from The Getaway Plan while wearing it and I shared a bit of that embarrassingly flustered encounter on Instagram. One of my fave pics still though!

Yellow and purple isn't a colour combo I'd normally go for but it works so well with this print that I had to match the colour in the tee with the purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag. With the bold yellow tee and purple bag I kept the rest of my outfit simple and neutral with my grey maxi cardigan, skinny jeans and silver ballet flats.

Comfy, cosy and colourful outfit for a public holiday day off - we headed to Ikea for brunch and got a few more things for the house.


Last worn: grey maxi cardigan, yellow band tee, grey skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to weargrey maxi cardigan and printed jeans, yellow band tee, grey skinny jeans in monochrome outfit, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancysilver ballet flats in third trimester, purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag in second trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:

#sparklepunchMusicMonth challenge was a great reason to get my band tees out again, and it shows you how easy it is to wear a classic band tee - no matter the colours! Keeping things simple and wearing a graphic tee with jeans is an easy outfit option, and perfect for mum life. You can go simple and monochrome like the first outfit or be more colourful and bring out the colours in the print with your accessories like I have in the final outfit. You can also mix thing sup a little and pair a band tee with a maxi skirt like the second outfit.




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