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Monday, 22 April 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Wearing Dresses As Tops With Pencil Skirts

Scroll down for another Weekday Wear linkup, and to see how I've layered up two printed shift dresses for the office by throwing a pencil skirt over them. (Plus the first photos of my new shorter haircut are on the blog at last! I donated 38 cm of it recently!)

What I wore:


navy shift dress worn as a top with pink balenciaga day bag pencil skirt | awayfromblue

navy and black with Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy shift dress worn as a top layered under a black pencil skirt autumn office style
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
Necklace: Lovisa mixed texture beaded necklace
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

This navy printed shift dress was an impulse Zara buy when I was visiting Sydney a few years ago (before we got our own Zara in Brisbane!). This is not the first time I've worn it as a top, but it is the 30th time I've worn it. I'll need to do a 30 ways to wear post with it soon!

I wanted something professional enough to wear in the office but also easy enough to change up for a rare date night out with hubby to see a comedian at the powerhouse. I got him tickets as a Christmas present. It was super easy to make this outfit go from day to night just by taking off the pencil skirt, perfect for dinner and drinks after work before the show.

The magenta Balenciaga day bag was big enough to carry everything I needed and was a fun pop against the navy and black.


Last worn: gold earrings, navy printed shift dress, gold bead necklace, black pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga magenta day bag.

Other ways to wearnavy printed shift dress and ankle boots, black pencil skirt in monochrome outfit, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Balenciaga magenta day bag for travel.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed shift dress in second trimester, black pencil skirt in first trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga magenta day bag in third trimester.



What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Magenta Day










What I wore:

geometric print shift dress worn as top with black pencil skirt magenta balenciaga day bag autumn office style | away from blue

classic RH Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta worn on shoulder | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | shift dress layered under pencil skirt easy office outfit with pink Balenciaga bag
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
DressJeanswest Nikki printed shirt dress
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Making the most of my outfit formulas and wearing a similar outfit again! I really like this shift dress but it's been neglected in my wardrobe as I felt it was a little too short for life with kids. It made me smile through the day when I had to keep pulling the skirt down as I was worried the dress was too long and peeking out the bottom! The dipped hem at the back helped with that. I will definitely need to start wearing this dress more. Last time I wore it was back in 2017!

The geometric print on this dress has tiny little pastel pink shapes, a very different shade from the bright magenta Balenciaga day bag, but I think they worked well together and I really liked this combination, just as much as I did the previous times I've worn it!


Last worn: geometric print shirt dress, blush and rose gold necklace, black pencil skirt, camel ballet flats, Balenciaga magenta day bag (above).

Other ways to weargeometric print shirt dress and tights, black pencil skirt and summer tank, camel ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga magenta day bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyblack pencil skirt in second trimester, camel ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga magenta day bag in third trimester.


Printed Shirt Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A too short dress can still be worn to the office if you cover it up with a pencil skirt. Using this trick can turn any dress into a top! This works particularly well for longer sleeved shirt dresses, as they just look like pretty blouses, and you instantly have a more formal office outfit just by adding the skirt.




Weekday Wear Linkup #15


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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1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
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4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
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Monday, 11 June 2018

Office Style: Textured Pencil Skirts, Black Tanks and Magenta Balenciaga Day Bag

Wearing my magenta Balenciaga day bag again in my favourite colour combo with navy pencil skirts for work. I just love pink and blue together. I kept things simple with these outfits, basic black tanks and pretty textured pencil skirts with that fun bag for a pop of colour.

It is winter in Brisbane now though so I did add some cosier elements - a wool cardigan and black ankle boots.

What I wore:

jersey blazer, black tank and lace pencil skirt business casual office outfit | away from blue

blue lace pencil skirt and magenta balenciaga 05 day bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram blue lace pencil skirt black tank blazer business casual office outfit
JacketZara cream jersey blazer
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
TankJeanswest Brianna basque hem tank
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

This is such a simple outfit combination, with the textured skirt, neutral basic tank and blazer. I felt that the magenta Balenciaga day bag added just the right amount of contrasting colour and interest to this outfit.

The blazer and skirt go so nicely together, with the cream base of the skirt, but I wasn't 100% sure on the ankle boots with this. Being so cold in the morning I wasn't up for trying ballet flats though, so ankle boots it was. I think the black tank balanced it all out nicely, and while this is a simple outfit I really liked how it all worked together.

Another thing I liked about this outfit was that it got me closer to my 30 wears goals. Both the jersey blazer and lace skirt are just a few wears away from 30 wears each. This is part of the reason why they've been worn so frequently lately too.


Last worn: cream jersey blazer, black basque tank, lace pencil skirt, black ankle boots, magenta Balenciaga day bag.

Other ways to wearcream jersey blazer and sheath dress, black basque tank and shorts, lace pencil skirt and wrap top, black ankle boots and little black dress, magenta Balenciaga day bag for travel.

Perfect for pregnancycream jersey blazer in second trimester, lace pencil skirt in third trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester, magenta Balenciaga day bag in third trimester.


Review and What's In My Bag: Magenta Balenciaga Day








What I wore:

black tank, jacquard pencil skirt, wool maxi cardigan and pink Balenciaga bag

magenta 2005 agneau leather balenciaga classic RH day hobo bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram grey maxi cardigan blue lace pencil skirt pink Balenciaga day bag
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Necklace: Lovisa wooden statement bead necklace
TankJeanswest round neck lace detail top
SkirtWarehouse navy jacquard pencil skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

This is one of the outfits that I don't feel photographed well. I had been planning to wear another one of my jersey blazer with this, but had been eying up my recently unboxed winter cardigans before I went to bed the night before. I woke up in the morning and it was cold and I decided to swap the blazer for this cosy wool maxi cardigan. I did add a blazer in my bag to wear in the office though as I was leading an important meeting that afternoon.

With the wool cardigan and black ankle boots, I felt so cosy for my early morning commute, and I loved how comfortable this outfit was. When I looked back at the photos I don't think they managed to capture it well - but I did have such high thoughts of this outfit, ha! It was one of the best ones I've worn in a while I felt, even if it falls flat on the photos. I think a different necklace might have looked better in the photos.


Last worn: wool cardigan, lace detail tank, jacquard pencil skirt, black ankle boots (above), Balenciaga magenta day bag (above).

Other ways to wearwool cardigan and printed jeans, lace detail tank and shorts, jacquard pencil skirt in summer, black ankle boots and shorts, Balenciaga magenta day bag in winter.

Perfect for pregnancylace detail tank in the second trimester, jacquard pencil skirt in first trimester, black ankle boots and pregnancy announcement, Balenciaga magenta day bag and maternity shorts.



Textured Pencil Skirts Under $50:





How You Can Wear It

Pretty textured pencil skirts add a lot of interest to your outfit. They don't have to be tricky to wear though, you can easily pair them with neutral basics like these black tanks. Keeping the rest of your outfit neutral allows you to add in another colour to your outfit like this bright pink bag. And of course, many offices require you cover up a sleeveless tank. A blazer is perfect for that!


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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Skinny Jeans, Prints and Cosy Cardigans with Magenta Balenciaga Day Bag

I've really been enjoying my magenta Balenciaga day bag lately! While I'm not afraid to wear it with other colours, I love the way it looks with grey. Skinny jeans, grey tees and a bright bag with some cosy cardigans makes an easy SAHM outfit formula for winter.

What I wore:

printed sass adn bide jeans black and grey and magenta pink balenciaga bag SAHM winter outfit | AwayFromBlue

Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta  | AwayFromTheBlue
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan (Get an extra 30% off everything at Jeanswest!)
ScarfAlexander McQueen magenta skull scarf in roses print
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (similar in black or white)
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Wore this for daycare drop off / pick up and to run a few errands. I was lucky to bump into my friend on her way to the library for the rhyme session. While we are still a little under the weather I have been avoiding being near other kids so we didn't go to the session, just walked the rest of the way to the library together. It was so good catching up, however briefly. The hardest thing about spending most of August sick was that I couldn't see my mum friends as I didn't want my kids making their kids sick!

It's been almost a year since I last wore this scarf. I was hunting for it at the start of winter, but when I couldn't find it I figured I'd just consigned it when I sold a bunch of my scarves a while ago. It was only when I was digging around in my wardrobe for another scarf I came across this one! It had fallen off the scarf hanger I use and was laying on the floor in the corner of the wardrobe. I'm pleased I found it, and that I didn't get rid of it, as the magenta colour is such a great match for my Balenciaga day bag. Does make me realise I have too many scarves though if I can't remember what ones I still have in my wardrobe....


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, roses print skull scarf, grey wool cardigan, grey tee, printed skinny jeans, black ballet flats, magenta Balenciaga day bag.

Other ways to wearskull scarf and polka dots, long cardigan and a maxi skirt, grey tee for travelling, two ways to wear printed skinny jeans, black ballet flats and flared jeans, magenta Balenciaga day bag and pencil skirt.





What I wore:

black grey and tan skinny jeans winter scarf and cardi outfit with bright pink magenta hobo bag | Away From Blue

Balenciaga 2005 magenta chevre day bag RH worn on shoulder | Away From The Blue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (on sale)
Jacket: Cotton On black knit wrap cardigan
ScarfAsos crinkle oversized leopard print scarf
TopAtmos&Here Nile wrap front jersey tee (new purchase)
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

This is another little-worn scarf! Been over a year since this was last worn. It's amazing the things you find when you go hunting through your wardrobe. I really need to own less so that I don't randomly uncover things I've forgotten about now and then.

Simple outfit for a simple day. Had to run to the post office in the morning, had a doctor's appointment to check on baby's condition (that confirmed I'd done the right thing when I skipped taking him to the library session the day before) and spent time with my mother in law in the evening. I like the combination of this leopard print scarf with the tan boots.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), black cardigan, leopard print scarf, black skinny jeans, tan boots, Balenciaga magenta day bag (above). First time I've worn the top as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearblack cardigan and a printed maxi skirt, leopard print scarf and ruffled blouse, black skinny jeans and a graphic tee, tan boots and a printed dress, Balenciaga magenta day bag and wrap dresses.


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Friday, 6 January 2017

Dresses, Ankle Boots and Balenciaga Magenta Day Bag

My Charlotte Tilbury giveaway ends tomorrow! You can also enter to win $50 in a previous post.

Dresses and ankle boots are one of my favourite outfit combinations, although I've rarely worn it recently as I've been preferring separates for breastfeeding. I do have a few dresses with buttons I can still breastfeed in so it was good to change things up a little and wear one of my favourite outfit formulas.

What I wore:

striped duster, ankle boots, Jeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress, Balenciaga day bag | AwayFromBlue

chambray, Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
DressJeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress (C/O)
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots (on sale!)
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (20% off with code 'NEW')

Why I wore it:

This was one of those outfits I loved. I really like all the pieces on their own and they work perfectly together. It's basically the summer version of this winter outfit, just without the tights and different accessories. I like wearing this magenta Balenciaga day bag with blue and wear it like that often.

Just a quiet day, popped out to get groceries during a break in the rain as it was really stormy. Made the mistake of assuming that we would have time between storms and rain to run errands, get groceries and get home again. Used the umbrella for toddler T and the raincover for baby boy in the stroller which left me unfortunately getting absolutely soaked! A denim dress is not ideal to wear in a downpour so I quickly changed into warm dry clothes when we got home. It's a shame I didn't get to wear this for too long given how much I liked it.


Last worn: striped duster, chambray dress, black ankle books, magenta Balenciaga day bag.

Other ways to wear: striped duster and monochrome outfit, chambray dress and a baby bump, black ankle boots and printed jeans, magenta Balenciaga day bag and a graphic tee.




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What I wore:

Jeanswest Nikki printed shirt dress magenta pink accessories Chelsea leather ankle boots | Away From Blue

Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest Nikki printed shirt dress
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Big contrast to the day above, this was hot and sunny. I actually regretted the choice of ankle boots in the heat of the day! Now it's summer the boots will be packed away.

Another simple outfit for a simple day. Took baby boy for his weekly weigh and spent some time with my family in the afternoon. The pink in the print of the dress made this magenta bag the perfect piece to wear with it, even if the heat made me a little uncomfortable.


Last  wornRay-Ban Wayfarer, printed shirt dress, Chelsea leather ankle boots, Balenciaga Day bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted shirt dress in winter, Chelsea leather ankle boots and chambraymagenta Balenciaga day bag and pencil skirt.


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Friday, 26 August 2016

Blue and Pink: Monochrome Outfits With Magenta Balenciaga Day Bag

First up, I was featured as the most clicked blog over at A Pocket Full of Polka Dots!


I like bright accessories (especially handbags) as they make me smile when I wear them. As the boys and I have been a little unwell lately, I've been enjoying wearing one of my brightest bags - my magenta Balenciaga day bag - when we've been well enough to get out the house. Blue is my favourite colour and also gives me a bit of a boost when I wear it. While the pink bag pops against a black or grey outfit, I love the colour combination of blue and pink too.

What I wore:

Monochrome blue skinny jeans converse outfit with bright pink Bal bag | Away From Blue

cobalt knit and Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | Away From The Blue
Jumper: Valleygirl blue knit jumper
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black (on sale in grey)
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (with Marc by Marc Jacobs Eliz-A-Baby bag on the stroller)

Why I wore it:

This was a nice easy outfit. I've shared the simple winter trick of throwing a knit over a breastfeeding singlet to look a little more pulled together before. Went to the park and had a doctor's appointment.

It was quite a sunny day so I didn't wear a scarf with this and even considered taking the jumper off a few times! I really like the magenta bag and cobalt jumper together.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, cobalt knit, skinny jeans, Converse, Balenciaga magenta day, Marc Jacobs Eliz-a-baby bag.

Other ways to wearcobalt knit in the office, skinny jeans and a trench coat, Converse and flared jeans, Balenciaga magenta day with a neutral outfit.


More Balenciaga day bags:







What I wore:

cobalt scarf navy tee chambray maxi skirt pink balenciaga day bag | AwayFromBlue

vintage Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta RH tassels | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs bright blue stole
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy (on sale!)
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt (on sale!same in shorter length)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white (on sale)
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Such a busy morning when I wore this. Knowing that there seemed to be a cycle of feeling better and then quickly getting sick again, I tried to cram as many errands into one morning as I could when we seemed to be feeling okay. I was running behind and then an extra long stop at the post office (because I was chatting too long) and my local store being sold out of something I wanted meant I didn't manage to get everything done. I made a good attempt though!

I'd thought of wearing the tee and skirt together back when I first bought them, and as I liked the cobalt and magenta in the outfit above I thought the cobalt scarf would be a nice addition. While I like the colours together and I like each piece separately, I was a little unimpressed with how it all looked. As I was running late I just wore it anyway, but probably would have changed if I'd had more time. Not quite an outfit fail, more a case of something not looking as nice on as I'd imagined in my head.


Last worn: cobalt scarf, grey cardigan, navy marle tee, chambray maxi skirt, Converse, Balenciaga day bag (above).

Other ways to wearcobalt scarf and stripes, grey cardigan and flare jeans, navy marle tee and a leather jacket, chambray maxi skirt and purple, Converse and grey jeansBalenciaga magenta day with graphic tees and a baby bump.


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Monday, 23 January 2017

Button Up Dresses for Breastfeeding and Balenciaga Bag

You might notice that the outfits below are extremely similar to this previous post. While the weather is warmer and I'm wearing sandals rather than boots, they are pretty much the same outfits. When you like a combination of something it makes sense to wear it in a similar way again. I only have a few breastfeeding friendly dresses too so they will be worn more frequently.

With my 6 months without shopping challenge I'm going to be focusing on wearing more of my wardrobe to hit that 30 wears goal on as many pieces as possible. It would be great to come up with 30 unique ways to wear everything but I'm not aiming for that. Probably an interesting statement on my consumerism that I find wearing something I own 30 times enough of a challenge to not want to add having to make it unique each time, but let's just get onto the outfits.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress magenta pink accessories teething necklace Balenciaga day bag | AwayFromBlue

Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress (C/O)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale!)
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (20% off with code '2017')

Why I wore it:

I adore this dress. When I got it (C/O) back in spring 2015, I mentioned how perfect it was. Sadly the growing baby belly in my pregnancy meant it was unworn for a while and this is only its seventh wear a year and a half later. I couldn't wear it as soon as I wanted to post-baby, but I'm expecting to wear it a lot more now. Especially while it's such a hot summer.

I really like the chambray blue dress and magenta bag combination and I'm pleased the weather was nicer than the last time I wore this! The dress met a few style challenges on Instagram too. Spent the day with my sister, ran a couple of errands and had takeout for dinner. Just a really nice day.


Last worn: Ray-Ban wayfarer, chambray dress, studded gladiator sandals, Balenciaga magenta day bag.

Other ways to wearchambray dress and lace kimono, studded gladiator sandals and denim shorts, Balenciaga magenta day bag and neutral winter outfits.


Breastfeeding Friendly Button Up Dresses Under $50:





Note that these are regular (not maternity/post-maternity) dresses so they are MUCH more affordable than specific breastfeeding clothes. They just happen to have easy access for breastfeeding too!






What I wore:

Jeanswest Nikki printed shirt dress, Balenciaga 2005 magenta day bag studded sandals | Away From Blue

printed shirt dress, Balenciaga rare 2005 magenta chevre hobo day bag | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
DressJeanswest Nikki printed shirt dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Just like last time I wore this dress, it was a quiet day with baby boy's weekly weigh appointment in the morning. Running late so a simple dress was a good go-to option to look pulled together. While this dress is long sleeved it's still nice to wear in summer as you can roll the sleeves up and the fabric isn't too heavy. The colourful teething necklace and magenta Balenciaga bag were perfect for the style challenge on Instagram.

This is another dress that wasn't worn in my last pregnancy but I'm sure will be worn a lot now. This is only it's 4th wear.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), printed shirt dress, studded sandals, Balenciaga magenta day bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted shirt dress in winter, studded sandals and denim shorts, Balenciaga magenta day bag and maternity pencil skirts.


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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Two Ways To Wear Jeanswest Waterfall Drape Cardigan in Navy

I bought some new cardigans recently to celebrate the cooler weather in Brisbane! You might have seen in Monday's office wear post how to wear them in the office, but today I'm picking the navy one and showing you two different ways to wear it.

This is the new season Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan, which has two buttons on the top and button holes in the hem. It means you can button up one side as an impromptu breastfeeding cover, or you can button up both hems and wear it like a cowl neck knit.

While it's winter now, it was still a mild autumn when I wore this cardigan for the first time, so I'm wearing it with shorts in both outfits.

What I wore:

Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle with shorts yellow tank, Balenciaga day bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag hobo on shoulder | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram navy waterfall cardigan yellow tanks and shorts for autumn balenciaga day
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
NecklaceRoie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace
Tank: thrifted Cotton On yellow tank
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagBalenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag

Why I wore it:

I was so eager to squeeze in another wear of these shorts, in my effort to hit 30 wears on them before the summer weather really ended. With the ankle boots and long cardigan, they were just warm enough for the last of our summer heat before autumn truly set in. The blue shorts were an obvious choice to wear with the navy cardigan as I love wearing these shorts with navy pieces to create monochrome outfits.

The mustard cardigan is something I've worn frequently with these shorts too, I really like yellow and blue together. A nice cheerful and colourful outfit, yet still practical for working from home and doing the daycare drop off / pick up.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, mustard yellow tank, blue printed soft shorts, Chelsea leather ankle boots, Balenciaga truffle brown day bag.

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan in the office, mustard yellow tank and kimono, blue printed soft shorts and navy peasant top, Chelsea leather ankle boots and burgundy pants, Balenciaga truffle brown day bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancymustard yellow tank in second trimester, Chelsea leather ankle boots in second trimester, Balenciaga truffle brown day bag for second trimester travel.


Review and Contents: Balenciaga Day Bag In Magenta






What I wore:

Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle (worn as top) with shorts | away from blue

Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta, navy knit | away from the blue blog

awayfromblue instagram: navy cowl neck knit, denim shorts, Balenciaga Magenta day bag
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle (worn as top)
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta


Why I wore it:

There was a little more rushing around when I wore this outfit. We had some errands to run and a doctor's appointment in the morning. I thought the cardigan buttoned up and worn like a tank would be perfect with shorts, as it was quite a sunny day. It was also rather windy though, so I did regret choosing shorts when walking between stores and giving Cooper his afternoon walk when the wind picked up.

The magenta Balenciaga Day bag is my favourite part of this outfit - it really pops with the navy cardigan. If it had been a less windy day, I would have liked this outfit more I'm sure. It was still warm in the sun, so jeans would have been too much with the cardigan buttoned up like this though. Not a bad outfit, just not the best for the weather that day!


Last worn: navy cardigan (above), denim shorts, ballet flats, magenta Balenciaga day bag.

Other ways to wearnavy cardigan in the office, denim shorts and foil print tee, ballet flats and fit and flare dress, magenta Balenciaga bag with purple cardigan.

Perfect for pregnancyballet flats in second trimester, magenta Balenciaga day bag in third trimester.



Navy Cardigans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:


During those in-between seasons where it's not too hot or not too cold, a cardigan can be a good option with some shorts! A neutral navy cardigan like this will go with so much too. While this has buttons to take the hems up, you could easily replicate the second outfit with a waterfall drape cardigan you own and a brooch or pin.


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