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Monday, 22 June 2020

Kimonos In Winter With Skinny Jeans, Grey Tees and Converse

Sticking with the jeans and tee outfit formula that has been on repeat lately - it's perfect for winter days! To mix things up a little, I'm wearing some slightly different colour schemes with grey tees, red (and burgundy) jeans, and then some very different kimonos to suit the different temperatures that week!

What I wore:


Jacket: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Top: thrifted Cotton on grey tunic tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I was glad it was a warm day to give me another chance to wear this duster kimono - I picked it up in the January sales and while it was a complete impulse buy I've been liking how easy it's been to integrate into my wardrobe. I've used the colours in the prints to match it to yellow and a different shade of red before, I knew it would make a great matchy-matchy combo with these red skinny jeans.

Like the skinny jeans that were a thrift find, this grey tunic was another opshop find. And since I got it in a "fill a bag for $5" sale it works out to about 63 cents! With the bright jeans and the printed kimono I thought a nice neutral grey tee was a great piece to wear in between and I was hoping the thrifted pieces would bring me luck at the opshop! I really liked the silver necklace with this outfit too, even if the hardware on the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag is gold.

After the school drop off the little one and I headed out to our recently reopened opshop. There were a few new rules, such as using hand sanitiser and wearing the provided gloves, but it's a small store so actual social distancing was tricky! I bought a couple of things - a book for myself and some DVDs and a PJ masks playset for the kids. I didn't get a chance to look at much else as my son was fairly insistent that we had to pay for the toy and take it home right away so he could play with it 😂 It is missing a few pieces based on what I can find online but it was just $2 so I wasn't going to say no!


Last worn: floral duster kimono, grey tunic tee, silver necklace, red skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearfloral duster kimono and shorts, grey tunic tee and pencil skirt, red skinny jeans and peplum tee, Converse and printed dresses, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and matching boots.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC vs MAB Camera Bag







What I wore:



JacketRebecca Minkoff Ruana poncho
Necklace: Colette tortoise shell acrylic disc tassel necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Harper skinny pant in Russet
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Unlike the kimono above, this was made for winter! Last time I wore it it was much too warm, but when the winter weather arrived again later in the week this was the perfect outfit. I wore this to work from home, and to pop out in the afternoon to pick up some party supplies for my son's upcoming birthday party.

This poncho / kimono is just a big cosy knitted blanket so it was perfect for the cooler evening and so comfortable for working from home. But a more dressed up option than an actual blanket or my usual go-to bathrobe 😂

This darker grey tee is one of my favourites and it was definitely overdue a wear again! With the darker grey I thought these burgundy skinny jeans were a good accompaniment. The woven kimono makes enough of a statement on its own but I couldn't resist adding a couple extra prints with the striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and the tortoiseshell necklace.

The only downside to this outfit was that I kept getting the kimono caught on things all day!


How You Can Wear It:

Kimonos are fun ways to add more interest to a plain shorts and tee outfit. While a longer sleeved duster kimono might work on a warmer winter day, a cosy knitted version comes in helpful on the colder days!




Weekday Wear Linkup #76


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Friday, 19 June 2020

Red And Blue Winter Jeans Outfits With Striped Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag

Red and blue is a colour combination that's a frequent go-to for me. In winter it makes layering easy! I added touches of red to these black tee and jeans outfits with a red item of clothing and a little red striped bag, and then a blue scarf for extra warmth and colour. Simple, colourful and quick outfits to pull together for the school run!

What I wore:

moncohrome black tee grey skinny jeans converse outfit with red cardigan striped bag cobalt scarf | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe with red cardigan | away from the blue


Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs bright blue stole
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Jeans and a tee has been a staple outfit for me lately! I thought I'd give these skinny jeans a wear, as I hadn't worn them yet this winter. With the black tee it was a bit of a dull monochrome outfit so I added extra colours with my layers. This red waterfall cardigan was a nice compliment with the red striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag, and I really like how the red works with the cobalt blue of the scarf! It's a fun combination.

Wore this for the school run and a few errands. It was a bit chilly in the morning but had warmed up a lot by the afternoon, I contemplated taking my scarf off a few times.


Last worn: red waterfall cardigan, Marc Jacobs cobalt scarf, black v-neck tee, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff berry stripe mini MAC.

Other ways to wearred waterfall cardigan and pencil skirt, Marc Jacobs cobalt scarf and skater dress, black v-neck tee over a dress, grey skinny jeans and leopard print, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff berry stripe mini MAC and chambray skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff berry stripe mini MAC in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Canvas vs Leather Mini MAC Comparison:





What I wore:



double denim jacket with red skinny jeans navy star print scarf striped bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe with red skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue


Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Scarf: Target Simone woven scarf in navy foil stars
Tee: Jeanswest black scoop neck tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Again, a black tee outfit with jeans, a touch of red and a blue scarf. I like pairing this denim jacket with the red skinny jeans - two completely different colours of denim is my fave way to do double denim! These jeans will be featuring in a 30 wears post soon too, as I've now worn them 30 times!

This scarf was definitely overdue a wear - it still had the tags on from when I got it for Christmas! So wrong that it hasn't been worn yet, it's beautiful. As I had the denim jacket on top keeping me warm I didn't need an overly thick scarf and this navy one with silver foil stars was perfect! I liked the way the navy went with the red jeans and black tee too.

I think the stars and stripes were far enough apart that this didn't look like an American 4th July outfit either! Had a busy morning after the school run, looking for the finishing touches for a costume for my son at the nearest Westfield. I haven't been in a shopping centre for a few months, although I know it's been open through iso. I felt a bit uncomfortable with everyone getting so close and not distancing, but thankfully we quickly found what I needed and didn't spend a lot of time there!


How You Can Wear It:
Red and blue is a colour combination that really works, no matter what shade of blue you wear. The red cardigan looks great with the cobalt blue scarf, and the red skinny jeans work with the pale blue denim jacket as well as the navy scarf.



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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Dresses, Ankle Boots, Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Bags For Spring

While the weather is warming up as summer is arriving soon here in Brisbane, I took advantage of a few cooler days to wear a much loved spring outfit formula: dresses and ankle boots. I added some cute scarves for an extra touch of colour too!

What I wore:

little black boho sundress in spring ankle boots mustard accessories scarf micro regan bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | twirling in tiered black strappy sundress mustard scarf and bag
ScarfJeanswest Lucille golden yellow scarf
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

It's not the first time I've worn mustard yellow with this dress and definitely won't be the last - I really like the combination! A nice and simple outfit with the black printed dress, ankle boots and matching mustard accessories for a quiet day with the boys. We ran a few errands. I picked up my Christmas dress at Jeanswest (as the first store I went to didn't have my size!) and grabbed some groceries after spending some time at the library. Nice relaxing day.

As we weren't in a rush to be anywhere that morning and could set our own pace for the day, I decided to try snap another twirl pic with this dress. It twirls so beautifully, it's just not easy to capture on camera! I was pleased with the shot I got.


Last worn: mustard scarf, tiered printed dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wearmustard scarf and olive pants, tiered printed dress and kimono, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ankle boots in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan and Mini MAC Compared


Comparing the two handbags I'm wearing in this post side by side in under 4 minutes.







What I wore:

bird print scarf, chambray dress and ankle boots with striped mini MAC bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | spring outfit formula chambray dress ankle boots bird print scarf
Scarf: navy bird print scarf
DressJeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress (C/O)
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Making use of the easy, comfortable outfit formula and wearing a dress and ankle boots again for another quiet day with the boys. I really treasure the SAHM days I get when working part time. On this day, despite the warm sunny weather, we spent the day inside at the library for music time, and then running a couple of errands before heading home. I did kinda wish we'd spent the day outside instead when the rain set it in for the rest of the week, and we were forced to stay indoors, ha!


I was sure that I'd worn this bird print scarf and the chambray dress together before, I was quite surprised to find that I hadn't when I searched through the blog. With the blue dress and scarf together and neutral tan ankle boots, I thought the red striped mini MAC bag waas a cute touch of colour. And a little bit of print mixing.


Last worn: bird print scarf, chambray dress, Chelsea ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff striped mini MAC.

Other ways to wearbird print scarf with stripes, chambray dress in winter, Chelsea ankle boots and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff striped mini MAC and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancychambray dress in second trimester, Chelsea ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff striped mini MAC in third trimester.



Ankle Boots Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A simple dress and ankle boots is a quick and easy spring outfit formula, perfect for a busy mum. For a little extra interest to your outfit, you can add a colourful or printed scarf. It helps keep you cosy for the cooler mornings and evenings, and can easily be taken off when the days warm up.


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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Floral Swing Dresses In Winter With Cardigans and Ankle Boots

Just as I try to wear most of my wardrobe year-round, I don't reserve prints for a particular season. While florals are great to wear in spring and summer, they are so easy to layer up for winter too, as I've done here with these light floral dresses.

What I wore:




ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
DressZaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

I didn't set out to wear this dress without a jacket. I'd planned to put a cardigan over the top, but quickly realised that the tight sleeves over the statement bell sleeves on this dress weren't going to work! I rushed out the door in the morning anyway as I had to drop the boys off at daycare and it wasn't too cold. When the rain set in later in the afternoon and I had to go to the dentist though I spent a few minutes hunting in my wardrobe and decided on a leather jacket, the thicker material hiding any bunching up of the sleeve. Next time I wear this dress I'll definitely have to wear it with a leather jacket!

This scarf helped keep me cosy too - with it being a wool blend it's so snuggly and warm to wear. I liked the bold blue against the mustard of the dress too, a great colour combination.

The red lip was me trying a Charlotte Tilbury lip tint I won in a giveaway a while back. A very bold red, I made the mistake of wearing it without makeup and think I really need makeup so my face doesn't look as deathly pale with it, ha!

While it wasn't a particularly exciting day, working from home with the daycare drop off / pick up and a dentist appointment, sometimes it's nice just to throw on a pretty dress anyway, and it's been a while since I last wore this one.


Last worn: Louis Vuitton monogram shawl, mustard floral ruffle dress, ASOS Chelsea ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel.

Other ways to wearLouis Vuitton monogram shawl and pencil skirt, mustard floral ruffle dress in summer, ASOS Chelsea ankle boots and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancyASOS Chelsea ankle boots in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Canvas Vs Leather Mini MAC






What I wore:



JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (C/O)
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Unlike the first outfit, I didn't love this one as much! We had a relative over from Western Australia, and it's been so long since we last saw each other I'm not actually sure when we saw each other last! Now both grown up with kids, it was fun for the kids to get together and we headed into the city. I wanted to wear something pretty for our outing to seem a little dressed up so I decided on this floral dress, and thought the red cardigan would work nicely with it. I realised as I was about to rush out the door that while the colour combo looked nice, the shapes together didn't. I should have thrown a belt over this, but didn't have time so I wore it anyway.

Not my worst outfit, but definitely not my favourite. After walking around some markets in the city, we went to the Winter Wonderland ice rink in King George Square. They had a snow tubing slide set up where you could slide down some 'snow' (really more like ice!) of course all the kids wanted to do it, even Baby Boy. I ended up having to go with him as he was too little to go himself. 4 year old T was fearless and was happy to slide down himself with his new friend (as long as I dragged his snow tube up the stairs....!) and Baby Boy and I had to wiggle into one tube. Not a problem, just a little difficult to do in a dress, especially getting out the tube at the bottom of the hill with everyone watching!

45 minutes into the hour long session I had to admit defeat and I traded my ticket with hubby who took the little one up and down the hill.

After a very delicious lunch at the Pancake manor we said our goodbyes and headed home, where the boys had massive naps!


Last worn: red waterfall cardigan, navy swing dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC.

Other ways to wearred waterfall cardigan and pencil skirt, navy swing dress in summer, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff canvas stripe mini MAC in third trimester.



Floral Dresses Under $50:







How You Can Wear It:

You don't have to pack away your floral dresses for winter weather. Try layering them up a bit with some winter essentials like tights and ankle boots, with a scarf or cardigan for an extra colourful and cosy layer.


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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Difference between leather and canvas mini MAC bags and print mixing with kimonos

Printed kimonos are the best. I don't just wear them with plain pieces though. I have a lot of stripes in my wardrobe so I like to print mix by layering my kimonos over my stripes. Even if I didn't love one of these outfits as much as the other, they are both striped tanks with printed kimonos. And of course I accessorised with my Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bags.

What I wore: 

SAHM style mothers group meeting print mixing Jeanswest kimono stripe tank bermuda shorts silver bag | awayFromBlue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram print mixing with jeanswest jamie kimono stripe tank bermuda denim shorts
JacketJeanswest Jamie printed kimono (on sale!)
Necklace: Zatini red pendant necklace
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Wore this out to my local Australian Breastfeeding Association group. While it was a hot and humid day, I felt this kimono was light enough to add a colourful layer. With the white and navy striped tank, it made sense to wear a blue kimono with it. I really liked this outfit, so simple and perfect.

The only thing I didn't like about this was the humidity - the meeting quickly turned from a planned discussion topic into sharing tips and tricks for surviving the heatwave with kids. Lots of good ideas, and sometimes it's just nice to hear that you're not alone and after weeks of stifling temperatures, other people are getting a bit stressed out too!

Kept the accessories simple with the shorter necklace and the silver mini MAC bag. This bag really goes with everything!


Last worn: printed kimono, striped tank, bermuda denim shorts, black Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and printed shorts, striped tank and leopard scarf, bermuda denim shorts and button up shirt, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC in capsule wardrobe.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC in thirs trimester.


Video Showing The Difference Between Leather and Canvas Mini MAC Bags:




Shop The Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC:







What I wore:

print mixing with distressed denim shorts, stripe bag and tank and pattern kimono | away from blue

JORD wood watch, bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram print mixing stripe tank kindness collective kimono
JacketThe Kindness Kimono 'Dream Catch Me' print
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
TankJeanswest 'Hannah' print tank in paradise pink multi
Shorts: Thrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

With it being Valentine's day and Lunar New Year, I had to wear a little bit of red. Picked this kimono as my newest item of clothing with some red in it, and wondered what top to wear it. This pink/red/coral brushstroke stripe tank hadn't been worn in a while (I last wore it when I was pregnant!) and I really liked it when I put the two side by side. The shorts were a new purchase, so perfect to wear for the new year.

Had to go for a red bag too, so I picked this little berry canvas stripe mini MAC bag. It's been a while since I wore this canvas mini MAC bag! I included the video above comparing the canvas and leather bags together. The canvas one is a little stiffer so not always the easiest to get my wallet in and out of!

When I tried it all on I wondered if it was too many prints all together, but I liked it enough to wear it out. Well to wear it to daycare drop off and pick up and work from home! Had mixed feelings about it after seeing the photos I took though. Don't hate it enough to class it as an outfit fail, but I probably won't wear the tank and kimono together again, it was all a little much. What do you think?


Last worn: printed kimono, brushstroke stripe tank, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff stripe mini MAC. First time I've worn the shorts as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and olive shorts, brushstroke stripe tank and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff stripe mini MAC and maxi skirt

Perfect for pregnancybrushstroke stripe tank in second trimester, stripe mini MAC in second trimester




How You Can Wear It:


Stripes are always a good place to start when print mixing, and adding a colourful kimono on top means you can take it off later if you change your mind about the pattern mix! A nice non-committal way to try a little bit of print mixing.


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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Maxi Skirts with Cobalt Leather Jacket And Ankle Boots

I really liked maxi dress and leather jacket outfit formula the few times I did wear it over winter. I didn't get the chance to wear it as much as I liked and thought I'd have to pack away all my leather jackets for spring, but a sudden cold snap did give me the chance to get more wear out of my cobalt leather jacket. This time around I paired it with maxi skirts instead of dresses, although I didn't keep it on for long when I wore either outfit.

What I wore:

monochrome winter chamrbay maxi skirt outfit cobalt leather jacket polka dot tee acne pistol boots | AwayFromBlue

chambray maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram monochrome chambray maxi skirt outfit winter
JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TeeJeanswest Flavia foil printed polka dot tee deep iris (recent purchase)
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

I liked this outfit so much I actually wore it twice in one week! Put it together to work from home and then wore it again a couple days later to attend my local ABA meeting after viewing a house design. I really like this polka dot tee and chambray maxi skirt together, I'm sure I'll wear them together again at some stage! For an impluse buy this tee has been getting a lot of wear lately. Might just be that I'm excited to have something new in my wardrobe after seven months without shopping.

I did briefly swap out the leather jacket for a softer hoodie to babywear baby boy through the house as it was a building site, and picked flat boots instead of the heeled Pistol boots I'd worn to work from home. I babywear a lot, but babywearing with a heel I haven't attempted!


Last worn: leather jacket, chambray maxi skirt, Acne Pistol Boots, Rebecca Minkoff stripe mini MAC. First time I've worn the polka dot tee as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearleather jacket and printed jeans, chambray maxi skirt and graphic tee, Acne Pistol Boots and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff stripe mini MAC and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: pistol boots in third trimester, striped mini MAC in second trimester.


Blue Faux Leather Jackets Under $100:


Cobalt blue leather jackets like this are hard to find, but there are some great faux leather options!


What I wore:

red boho printed maxi skirt ankle boots, cobalt leather jacket | Away From The Blue

cobalt jacket, red printed boho maxi skirt and Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe | Away From The Blue

awayfromblue instagram cobalt leather jacket boho maxi skirt
JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TopJeanswest 'Tilda' black shirt
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Just like the second time I wore the outfit above, the cobalt leather jacket didn't stay on long this time either. It was a cold morning so I decided on a long sleeve top as well as the leather jacket. Had a few errands to run before playgroup and so by the time I'd got there I'd decided to leave the jacket in the car - it was a really warm day and so nice sitting outside as the boys played.

I've been wearing this recently thrifted maxi skirt with a lot of blue. When I saw it in store while dropping off some donations and realised it was my size, I did a quick mental run through of some outfits I could make with it - all involving neutrals. The first time I wore it I tried it with a blue tee and since I loved it so much, I figured the cobalt jacket would look great with it.

Despite being overly warm on a hot day, I really liked this outfit. I still have so many ways I want to wear this skirt, a great $3 find!


Last worn: cobalt leather jacket (above), black henley, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff striped mini MAC (above). First time I've worn the maxi skirt as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearcobalt leather jacket and office wear, black henley and pencil skirt, black ankle boots and little black dress, Rebecca Minkoff striped mini MAC and navy tunic.

Perfect for pregnancyblack henley in second trimesterankle boots in second trimesterstripe mini MAC and maternity jeans.




Maxi Skirts Under $50:











How You Can Wear It:


You can make your maxi skirts work in cooler weather by adding a leather jacket. Good for a snow and rain-less winter day, or a milder spring or autumn day. Ankle boots help keep you warm too.
If you have a colourful leather jacket you could go monochrome like in the first outfit, or a bright contrast like the the red and blue in the second outfit.


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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Black Maxi Dresses, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bags

I've shared my love of bright maxi dresses recently, but you can't beat a classic black maxi dress. It lets you wear colourful accessories without worrying about colours clashing.

When I bought the embellished maxi dress below I got rid of an older black maxi dress I had, but then a few months later picked up a second halter neck one in an opshop sale. While I'm not sure I need two black maxi dresses, I have been enjoying having both in my wardrobe. A black maxi dress is a neutral base that lets you wear any other colours you like.

What I wore

embellished black maxi dress, colourful silicone necklace and Rebecca Minkoff crossbody mini MAC Bag | AwayFromBlue

black maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH (on sale, 58% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)


Why I wore it:

This maxi dress always feels a little special with the embellishments on the neckline. I'm aware that if I try to 'save' it in my wardrobe for a perfect occasion it will never get worn. While it's nice to feel dressed up for something like a family photoshoot, it's also good to add a little sparkle to everyday and so I wore this out to playgroup in the morning. It was definitely overdue a wear, last being worn almost a year ago while I was pregnant! It was worn to playgroup then too as I felt it was overdue a wear, ha!

I then foolishly attempted to go out in the afternoon again, where both the boys greatly amused the people waiting in line at the post office as I tried to mail some parcels of things I'd sold on ebay. Luckily they didn't get up to too much mischief!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, embellished maxi dress, Balenciaga gladiator sandals, aquamarine mini MAC.

Other ways to wearembellished maxi dress for Christmas day, pink Balenciaga gladiator sandals and shorts, aquamarine mini MAC and pink vest.



More Colourful Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bags:







What I wore:

black jersey halterneck maxi dress, colourful stripe printed cross body bag | AwayFromBlue

Black Maxi, Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Dress: black Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

We had a playdate in the city so I knew a maxi dress would keep me cool and comfortable. The Queensland State Library has an area called 'The Corner' for kids which had a construction theme, perfect for Toddler T. Cooper didn't seem to like this outfit much, not wanting to be pictured near it, but I loved it. The plain black maxi dress is perfect with the printed Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

I find the little Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bags great for a day out with the boys - I can keep all the essentials on me while having my hands free (and the baby bag on the stroller) or even slip the bag into the baby bag if needed.

This striped mini MAC bag hasn't been worn as much as my other ones (like the aqua one above) as sometimes I find it tricky to pair with an outfit, but a plain black dress like this is perfect.


Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarer (above), black halterneck maxi dress, studded sandals, striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearblack halterneck maxi dress and denim jacket, studded sandals and printed skirt, striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.



Embellished or Halterneck Black Maxi Dresses Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:

Black maxi dresses provide an awesome backdrop for a colourful or printed bag - it really makes colours pop. A bright bag is a easy way to change up any neutral outfit, not just a LBD.



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