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Showing posts with label weekend wear. Show all posts

Friday, 20 December 2019

Kmart Floral Dresses and Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Neverfull MM

Most of my outfits follow a similar formula - bargain clothes and splurge worthy bags! These two are no exception, with the cheap and cheerful floral dresses from Kmart (both under $25) paired with my Louis Vuitton damier azur Neverfull tote (which costs almost 100 times more than the dresses 😂).
Makes a very simple, if expensive, outfit for a hot summer day!

What I wore:


Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with waterfall jacket Louis vuitton neverfull | awayfromblue

floral maxi dress with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: no label white drape jacket
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Found this old white waterfall jacket in my wardrobe when trying to organise my new wardrobe room (post and video coming once I have it setup the way I want!). It's survived a few wardrobe declutters and it's many years old but it's only been worn a handful of times. The last time was back in 2016! It is a nice simple, lightweight cover up that will go with everything, so that's why I keep justifying keeping it despite how little it's worn. I did enjoy wearing it with this maxi dress, it was a good way to cover up the spaghetti straps and keep warm in church. So for now, it's staying in my wardrobe, and if I don't wear it any time over the next month I'll be donating it.

Kept the accessories simple, and since the Louis Vuitton neverfull tote has gold hardware I went with my rose gold accessories - these strappy sandals and the filigree heart necklace. Simple outfit for the morning at church and a quick stop at Bunnings.


Last worn: white waterfall jacket, rose gold heart necklace, floral tiered maxi dress, gold sandals, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote.

Other ways to wearwhite waterfall jacket and shorts, floral tiered maxi dress layered with a knit, gold sandals and jeans, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote in the office.

Perfect for pregnancywhite waterfall jacket in third trimester, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote at 38 weeks.


30 Ways To Wear: Louis Vuitton Neverfull










What I wore:

Kmart teal floral print midi dress with gold accessories and Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull | away from blue

Kmart teal floral print midi dress with Louis Vuitton MM neverfull damier azur | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | family Christmas card photo outfit kmart teal floral midi dress louis vuitton damier azur neverfull
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
NecklaceSilhoupette gold plated Shih Tzu necklace
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Completely outfit repeating here! While it's the first time I've worn the neverfull tote with this dress, I've worn the mustard and gold earrings with it before, and the rose gold sandals. Also wore the same sandals in the first outfit! Wanted a slightly dressy option for our family photo.

For the past few years we have been taking our annual family Santa photo at the RSPCA "Santa Paws" event. It's a great way to get a pic of the whole family, including our dog, and we use the photos for our Christmas cards each year. We were prepared this year, and I wore this for our family photo back in November. Our little one had gotten over his Santa fear a few days before Christmas last year, and we had a tablet lined up with a pre-downloaded video to capture the boys attention. Bag of tricks packed (this neverfull holds so much!) I was feeling confident this year about getting a good photo.

All was good until we actually sat down next to Santa, and the tears began and both the photography staff and Cooper were terrified. Our poor pup, he'd been enjoying the Santa cuddles just moments before! In the end we worked on a comprise and Santa went away and hid so we could get a picture without him. Boys and dogs now calm, Santa snuck up behind us for the final pic and we finally got a good shot. It seemed even more stressful than last year, and I'd thought we were so prepared! I think we may need to look into a Santa-free photo next year! 😂 I did like my outfit at least, even if the day didn't go as smoothly as planned.


Last worn: gold tassel earrings, teal floral midi dress, gold Shih Tzu necklace, rose gold sandals (above), Louis Vuitton neverfull tote (above).

Other ways to wearteal floral midi dress worn two ways, rose gold sandals and tee dress, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote and graphic tee.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton neverfull tote in third trimester.



Floral Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It: 

A floral dress is a classic option - in a midi or maxi length! With a bold and colourful print, you don't need to accessorise much, and a go-with-everything tote and metallic accessories create a simple outfit.


Monday's weekday wear link up post will be running as normal, but I won't have a post on Wednesday as it's Christmas day. Have a very merry Christmas!


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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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Friday, 25 October 2019

Kmart Floral Dresses For Spring With Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

Like every other Aussie mum, I can't resist a Kmart bargain! While the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag I'm wearing in these outfits is more of a splurge, I picked up the first floral dress on sale for just $12 and you're sure to recognise the second floral maxi dress as an old favourite - even full price it was just $25! These floral dresses are so perfect for our spring weather in Brisbane.

What I wore:

Kmart teal floral print midi dress with mustard tassel earrings and tan MAB camera bag and ankle boots spring church outfit | awayfromblue

Kmart teal floral print midi dress with Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart teal floral midi dress with tan accessories spring church outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings (new purchase)
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

While I've shared this on the blog before, this was the first time I wore this beautiful floral mid dress. I decided to wear it with the new earrings I picked up in the Kmart clearance too, I liked the way the mustard looked with the teal of the dress! I kept the rest of the accessories neutral with my matchy-matchy tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. I loved how comfortable this dress was to wear, such a nice option to attend church.

I did hesitate buying this dress for a second because of the long sleeves - wasn't sure if I'd get much wear out of it this year with Brisbane having such a hot start to Spring so far! I do like wearing long sleeved dresses in summer for the extra sun protection though and this didn't feel too hot at all, was such a nice dress to wear on a warm spring day.


Last worn: teal floral midi dress, tan ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've worn the mustard tassel earrings as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearteal floral midi dress in the office, tan ankle boots and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and denim shorts.


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










What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with Jeanswest denim moto jacket statement necklace tan bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with denim moto jacket statement necklace night out dinner otufit
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This Kmart tiered tropical floral print maxi dress is an old favourite - an impulse buy a few years ago after seeing a bunch of Aussie Instagrammers wearing it, it's one I keep reaching for in my wardrobe. I'm surprised I haven't hit 30 wears with it yet! (This is wear number 16.) I've worn it with denim jackets before, as it's a spaghetti strap dress it's nice to have a little extra cover on a colder spring day with a jacket.

I wore this out for a celebratory dinner, we sold our old house, yey! We've been in this house we built for a few months but it took a little time to get our old place ready to sell and then listed and sold. A little sad, it was the house we bought just before our wedding and we moved in as husband and wife so lots of memories there - we lived there 10 years! But it was much too small as our family grew.

As it was predicted to rain and a little cooler, the denim moto jacket was an easy option with this dress, and I wore the gold mouse flats to keep my feet warm and dry on the walk from the car to the restaurant. With all the bold colour in the maxi dress, the neutral gold flats were an obvious choice.

I really liked the thrifted turquoise necklace with the coral dress, and it matched the colours in the print nicely. Unfortunately, while cuddling my son as we waited for dinner, he got a bit antsy and grabbed my necklace, and pulled. One of the strings snapped, showering beads everywhere! I managed to grab the string without having too many beads fly and tried to kind of repair it a little...a reminder that I need to pick more kid friendly, less delicate necklaces when I'm out with the boys! I'm glad the necklace will live on for another wear too, as long as my hastily tied knot holds, ha!


Last worn: denim moto jacketturquoise beaded necklace, Kmart tropical coral maxi dress, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera bag (above).

Other ways to weardenim moto jacket and shift dressturquoise beaded necklace in the office, Kmart tropical coral maxi dress and kimono, gold mouse flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera bag and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.



Floral Dresses Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

A bright floral dress is an obvious choice for spring, it's the perfect season for head to toe florals! You can keep things simple and let the dress be the star when paired with neutral accessories like the MAB camera bag, or add just a little extra colour with accessories like earrings in the first outfit or a statement necklace in the second outfit. Just remember to factor in grabby toddler hands if you're a mum, to prevent necklace destruction!

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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, 24 May 2019

Maxi Dresses With Denim Jackets, Ankle Boots and Cross Body Bags

I love dresses and ankle boots in autumn! And although it's a lot cooler in Brisbane with winter just a few days away, (and I'm freezing away in Scotland!) a light denim jacket was all that was needed on the warmer early autumn days when I wore these outfits.

What I wore:

Autumn maxi dress acne pistol ankle boots denim jacket brunch outfit Brisbane bayside mum style | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | printed maxi dress denim jacket vintage chanel back acne pistol ankle boots autumn mum style bayside manly
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

I wore this pretty maxi dress out to brunch with some other Brisbane style Instagrammers. When I first tried on this dress in Jeanswest back in Spring last year I was wearing ankle boots and I loved how it looked - so I am glad with the cooler weather I got to give this combination a wear!

We all caught up for a wonderful brunch at Little and Oliver's on the Bayside and then some of us went and took a few extra photos afterwards. Big thanks to K for taking this shot for me!

I rarely get a chance to wear this vintage Chanel bag so I decided to wear it out since I was kid-free for a rare change! It was a nice accessory with the colourful printed dress.


Last worn: denim jacket, gold pendant necklace, printed ruffle hem maxi dress, Acne Pistol boots, vintage Chanel flap bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and shorts, printed ruffle hem maxi dress and sandals, Acne Pistol boots and printed shorts, vintage Chanel flap bag and snakeprint dress.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, vintage Chanel flap bag at 39 weeks.


30 Ways To Wear A Tie Dye Maxi Dress:








What I wore:

tie dye maxi dress with ankle boots and denim jacket for autumn with blush pink accessories | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony blush pink | away from the blue 
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Repeated the outfit formula from above again with different pieces. You can't really see in the pics but I picked my tan ankle boots to go under this tie dye maxi dress with the peony pink Rebecca Minkoff Darren cross body bag and the same trusty denim jacket.

Couldn't resist being a little matchy-matchy with the blush necklace to match the blush pink bag! Wore this out to church on a rather busy day. The dress was a throw on and go easy outfit.


Last worn: denim jacket (above), pink beaded necklace, tie dye maxi dress, ASOS Chelsea boots, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket worn 30 ways, tie dye maxi dress worn 30 ways, ASOS Chelsea boots and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, ASOS Chelsea boots in second trimester.


Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Maxi dresses aren't just summer pieces! By adding boots and a jacket you can make them work for spring and autumn as well. When winter hits you might need to layer leggings or tights underneath though!



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Friday, 8 March 2019

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in second trimester.



Printed Culotte Shorts Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

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


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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Black Tanks, Shorts and Printed Scarves With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag: Spring SAHM Style

Shorts are a great option to beat the summer heat. When you want to add a little more interest to your outfit, you can always throw on a light scarf. Both of these Fashion Scarf Girl scarves are light viscose which makes them good layers to add. Of course if it's really hot and humid, you can wear a scarf a little differently like I have in the second outfit.

What I wore:

navy geometric mixed print tassel scarf with olive shorts and grey quilted Love bag Rebecca Minkoff | away from blue

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

awayfromblue instagram oliveshorts navy mixed print scarf SAHM shopping style
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl navy Geo print tassel scarf (c/o)
TankFrench Connection feather foil singlet
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Not the first time I've worn this scarf with olive! I really like navy and olive together. I thought the scarf was a cute completer piece to add to the outfit, as the black tank and olive shorts seemed a little flat. Last time I wore the tank and shorts together I added a kimono.

Despite the hot day, the scarf was a welcome addition as we spent some time in the aircon, trying to do a little more Christmas shopping at the local shopping centre. We ended up coming home empty handed, but with ideas for things to look at further, when we didn't have the boys with us.

Picked my Rebecca Minkoff Love bag to wear as it's a nice neutral that goes with everything and I felt it had been a while since I last wore it. A few months actually!


Last worn: French Connection tank, navy printed scarf, olive embroidered shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag.

Other ways to wearFrench Connection tank and maxi skirt, navy printed scarf and jeans, olive embroidered shorts and mustard, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag worn 30 ways.


Perfect for pregnancyFrench Connection tank and hidden baby bump, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag in third trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag







What I wore:

pink leaf print scarf worn as a kimono with black tank bermuda denim shorts outfit | awayfromtheblue

denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram pink leaf print rectangular scarf tied as a kimono black tank denim shorts
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl leaf print scarf (c/o)
TankJeanswest Brianna basque hem tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Another basic black tank and shorts outfit dressed up with a scarf. While I did spend a little bit of the day in the aircon at the library with the boys, I felt it was a bit too hot and humid the rest of the day to wear the scarf as a scarf. So I improvised and wore it as a kimono! It's not the first time I've worn a scarf as a kimono, but it's probably my favourite way I've done so.

I think the pink leaf print was so pretty and a nice way to add interest to the plain outfit. Even if I did have to keep readjusting the scarf - this works a little better with square scarves instead of rectangular ones like this. Made it a nice light option for spending the day with the boys though.

Again, I stuck with the classic grey Rebecca Minkoff love bag as it really does go with everything!


Last worn: pink leaf print scarf, black blouson tank, bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (above).

Other ways to wearpink leaf print scarf with black and grey, black blouson tank in the office, bermuda denim shorts worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and winter layers.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:

A black tank is a wardrobe staple. In the warmer months, it looks great with shorts, from detailed embroidered pairs to basic denim ones. If the outfit feels a little plain, you can easily throw on a fun and colourful printed scarf. Draped loosely around your neck for a day spent in air conditioning, or tied as a kimono for a lightweight option on a day you're spending more time in the heat.


Linking up with Weekend Wear, Fabulous Friday, Flashback Fashion.



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