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Friday, 9 November 2018

Printed Dresses, Silver Bag and Sneakers with Colourful Scarves: Spring Style

I debated about buying these glitter sneakers for a while. Given how much I've been reaching for them lately, I'm so glad I went back to the store to buy them. They work perfectly with spring dresses and scarves, and were only $8 at Kmart!

What I wore:

louis vuitton bleu shawl boho print dress silver glitter sneakers and mini MAC bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC with blue printed dress | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram boho print spring dress with cosy louis vuitton shawl silver bag glitter shoes
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
DressJeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Couldn't resist going matchy-matchy with this outfit! Silver glitter shoes, and metallic silver mini MAC bag with a blue scarf and printed dress. Took me a while to decide on a scarf to wear in the morning - sometimes I leave my accessory decisions to the last minute even if I plan my outfits the night before. I tried this on and knew it would be perfect with the blue boho print of the dress.

While I don't wear this dress much over winter (I have layered it a few times) it gets worn frequently over spring and summer. Was a nice and simple outfit for a trip out shopping with the boys and my sister. We started the day at the playground before heading to the shops for a browse and some lunch (I've already shared my purchases!). Such a fun day, and nice to catch up with my sister. The boys loved it, even if we did spend time shopping, as they love their aunt.


Last worn: Louis Vuitton shawl, boho print dress, glitter sneakers, metallic silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearLouis Vuitton shawl and jeans, boho print dress and autumn layers, glitter sneakers and jeans, metallic silver mini MAC bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyboho print dress in second trimestermetallic silver mini MAC bag in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC: Review & What's In My Bag







What I wore:

navy crinkle scarf flowy swing floral print dress silver accessories | away from blue

navy printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | navy floral swing dress orange crinkle scarf silver bag and glitter shoes
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in orange (c/o)
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit combo above so much, I did what I usually do and repeated it again a few days later with different pieces. Kept the silver mini MAC and glitter sneakers, and picked a different blue printed dress with an orange scarf this time. Was a comfortable outfit for a morning with the kids at an ABA-funded CPR and choking course.

You've seen me wear this dress with red a lot in the past. I've always thought the print was red. I saw on A Pocket Full of Polka Dots blog Jennie said it was orange and it made me question my eyes! I think it's a very orangey red, and could go either way. I appreciate her post as now I have a new colour combo to wear with this dress!

The longer knee length dress came in really helpful as I was running around with the boys before and after the course. It was a great course, I think you can never really have too many first aid refreshers, especially as I know from experience when things go wrong with the kids my mind goes blank! You always hope you'll never have to use anything you learn at one of these courses, but you want to remember it just in case.


Last worn: orange crinkle scarf, floral swing dress, silver glitter sneakers (above), Rebecca MInkoff mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearorange crinkle scarf and skinny jeans, floral swing dress and red bag, silver glitter sneakers and green pants, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in third trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:


A dress and sneakers is a great outfit combination for spring when it's not quite warm enough to bare your toes in sandals! Fun sparkly ones add a little extra interest to your look, and work with any printed dress you have. Bold scarves that match one of the colours in the print of your dress is a good way to stay warm in the colder mornings and evenings too.


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Friday, 20 October 2017

Spring Style: Stripe Tees and Denim Shorts with Silver Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag

For a brief moment, Brisbane suddenly skipped spring and went straight to summer-like temperatures. It gave me the chance to enjoy some of my denim shorts again! It's always nice getting back into shorts when the weather warms up. I ended up wearing two very similar outfits with my striped tees and silver mini MAC bag. Stripes and shorts is such a classic warm weather outfit for me.

What I wore:

3/4 sleeve red stripe tee, bermuda denim shorts, silver mini MAC bag spring style | Away From Blue

bermuda denim shorts, red stripe tee, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | Away From The Blue

#motherhoodandPregnancyStyle outfit in pregnancy and motherhood striped tee bermuda denim shorts @awayfromblue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TeeAtmos&Here 3/4 sleeve stripe tee in berry white
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
NailsOPI This Cost Me a Mint

Why I wore it:

I was so happy to realise it was shorts weather! Still feeling a little bad about not having worn many winter clothes over winter, I squeezed in another wear of this long sleeve tee. When I was putting this outfit together I remembered I wore something similar with pregnant with now Toddler T, using my maternity denim shorts. So of course I had to recreate it with the same bag again, my Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag. Picked my Converse to wear this time instead of my Havaianas, because I didn't have a big baby belly preventing me from bending over to tie my laces haha!

Was quite a busy morning, so an easy outfit was ideal. Took Baby Boy for his regular weigh in session and then ran a couple of errands. As it was the school holidays, our local shopping centre had some activities on and the boys got to do a cupcake decorating session after we got groceries. Unfortunately, on the very short trip home the cupcakes melted in the heat and their beautiful creations weren't quite so beautiful when they got home. They seemed to think they were still pretty tasty though!


Last worn: burgundy stripe tee, bermuda denim shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearburgundy stripe tee and chambray maxi skirt, bermuda denim shorts worn two ways, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC and maxi dress in winter.

Perfect for pregnancy: stripe tee and maternity shorts, Converse and maternity denim, mini MAC and maxi skirt.



Rebecca Minkoff Silver Mini MAC Bags








What I wore:

navy stripe tee, OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts, pink vest silver bag | Away From Blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | AwayfromTheBlue
JacketJeanswest Peri drape sleeveless jacket (on sale!)
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TeeAtmos&Here navy stripe v-neck tee
Shorts:  OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black (C/O, on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
Nails: OPI This Cost Me a Mint

Why I wore it:

Warmer weather means layering just for fun and not for function too, so it was the perfect time to get this vest out again. An impulse buy last year before I started my #6monthswithoutshopping challenge, something different to add to my wardrobe. I see lots of bloggers wearing vests for cooler weather, but if I'm cold I want my arms to be warm, so this is strictly a warm weather piece for me.

I wasn't entirely loving the vest in this outfit, but it seemed like a good way to add a little colour with the neutral pieces. I'm still figuring out the best way to wear this, even though this is it's 9th wear! It's fun to experiment and try different styles though, and good to try make jeans and a tee a little different given how often I wear that combo over summer.

Was just a quiet Saturday - we weren't up to much. We did attempt to go a walk with the toddlers and let them take their bikes. Which resulted in me carrying Baby Boy's trike 90% of the time, ha!


Last worn: pink sleeveless jacket, navy stripe tee, OneTeaspoon denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wear pink sleeveless jacket and chambray dress, navy stripe tee and maxi skirt, OneTeaspoon denim shorts and embroidered tank, Havaianas in different seasons, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC worn as a clutch.

Perfect for pregnancy: stripe tee and pencil skirt in third trimester, mini MAC and maternity tanks.




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How You Can Wear It:


If you're looking for a classic fail-safe outfit for warm weather, denim shorts and a striped tee is a great go-to. You can make things a little different with each wear by picking longer sleeved tees, shorts of different lengths or even an extra layer like a vest to add some colour. Stripes and shorts doesn't have to be boring.


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Friday, 22 September 2017

Maxi Dresses, Denim Jacket and Silver Mini MAC

Father's day weekend celebrations at the start of September meant the chance to dress up a little with my favourite maxi dresses. Maxi dress and denim jacket is a frequently worn outfit combo for both spring and autumn for me.

What I wore:

easy spring lunch outfit: ombre Gypsy 05 peach maxi dress denim jacket | Away From Blue

Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | Away From The Blue

awayfromblue instagram spring ombre gypsy 05 maxi dress outfit with denim jacket
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
DressGypsy 05 orange ombre maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Wore this for to celebrate Father's day with the family and then the in-laws in the afternoon. I got lucky and even though we ate out for lunch we had takeaway for dinner. It was nice not to have to cook anything other than breakfast all day!

This dress is so beautiful, always gets a lot of love when I wear it. Pleased to have it in my wardrobe after my bestie tired of it and gave it to me. I liked how well the feather pendant matched the peach of the dress, and the silver mini MAC bag was a good neutral too.

I wore silver ballet flats with this too but they are a little tricky to see as the breeze kept catching the hem of the dress.


Last worn: denim jacket, ombre Gypsy 05 maxi dress, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and purple jeans, ombre Gypsy 05 maxi dress and lace kimono, silver ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC and leopard print jeans.


Perfect for pregnancy: denim jacket and black dress, ballet flats and maternity wrap dress, mini MAC and maternity tanks in third trimester.


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What I wore:

mothers en vogue havana pink maxi dress denim jacket LV scarf as belt spring brunch outfit | AwayFromBlue

pink maxi dress, bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram easy spring breastfeeding outfit pink MEV maxi dress denim jacket
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
Necklace: Nibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
ScarfLouis Vuitton "comete" bandeau scarf (worn as belt)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I wore this the day before as we had an early Father's Day brunch with my dad and family. We ended up sitting outside at the restaurant and it was such lovely weather I really didn't need my denim jacket on. A good start to spring.

You'll probably already know that this maxi dress is my favourite given how much I wear it! One of those treasured maternity pieces that works perfectly for breastfeeding too and so pretty that I continue to wear it even though those days are behind me. Nothing new here with this wearing! It's been worn many times with this denim jacket, and the colourful Louis Vuitton bandeau scarf as a belt is a favourite go-to outfit combination.

Just like the outfit above I wore the metallic silver mini MAC bag with this, silver was a good neutral with the colourful dress.

The good thing about maxi dresses is that they work for so many occasions - later that afternoon we had to go grocery shopping, no need to change into a different outfit!


Last worn: denim jacket (above), pink maxi dressLouis Vuitton bandeau, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC (above).

Other ways to weardenim jacket and shirt dress, maxi dress for a first birthday party, Louis Vuitton bandeau as a hairband, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats in the office, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC and monochrome jeans outfits.


Perfect for pregnancy: denim jacket and hidden second trimester bump, pink maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnantLouis Vuitton bandeau over a second trimester bump, ballet flats and maternity pencil skirtmini MAC and third trimester maternity denim.




Denim Jackets Under $50:









How You Can Wear It:


Maxi dresses are perfect for summer, but it's so easy to wear them on a warm spring or autumn day by simply adding a denim jacket. A denim jacket is a classic outfit topper which looks good with all styles of dresses, definitely a must have piece for spring.


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Friday, 16 June 2017

Grey Tees Two Ways: Neutral and Colourful Denim Outfits with Silver Accessories

A grey tee is one of those staple wardrobe pieces to me. While I've cut down from 14 to 7 grey tees, I still think they are a wardrobe must-have. Especially as a stay at home mum, where a grey tee and blue jeans is a frequently repeated outfit.

The beauty of a grey tee is that it works with colourful pieces or with a monochrome outfit equally well, and you can see that in the outfits below.

What I wore:

grey tee with blush pink boyfriend blazer purple skinny jeans silver accessories | AwayFromBlue

purple skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
Tee: Jeanswest 'Lucy' colour block tee in grey marle/rosebud
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)

Why I wore it:

Was a little unsure what to wear on this day, had a playdate in the park with some new mum friends I'd met online. I figured a bright and colourful outfit would be easiest to be noticed for meeting up, so picked the purple jeans. I saw the pink blazer hanging up in my wardrobe when trying to put and outfit together and just had to wear that too. I really like pink and purple together. With all of the colour, the grey tee was the perfect neutral to sit in between.

The metallic silver mini MAC bag and ballet flats were great neutral accessories with the colourful outfit too. The only thing I didn't like about this outfit was that it turned into a really hot day. I quickly took the blazer off and after an hour in the park I was regretting the choice to wear jeans! The grey tee has a pink back too so I was still wearing pink and purple even without the blazer.


Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarers, blush pink blazer, grey colourblock tee, purple skinny jeans, metallic ballet flats, silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearblush pink blazer and LBD, colourblock tee and printed shorts, purple skinny jeans in spring, metallic ballet flats and chambray skirt, silver mini MAC bag and pink vest.

Perfect for pregnancy: blush blazer and third trimester office wear, colourblock grey tee in third trimester, mini MAC and maxi dress in second trimester.



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What I wore:

Somedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono, grey tee, black skinny jeans and yellow necklace with silver accessories | Away From Blue

JORD Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (also in black)
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)

Why I wore it:

Same silver bag and shoes, but a different grey tee and a more monochromatic neutral outfit with only a little colour through the floral print on the kimono and the yellow teething necklace. It shows you how versatile these silver accessories are, that they work equally well with  neutrals and brights. Some people prefer gold over silver, but no matter your metal preference I think a metallic bag is a must-have, just as much as a grey tee!

This was a nice easy outfit for playgroup. While not as colourful as the pink and purple outfit above, I did like wearing this and thought the touches of yellow with the kimono and necklace were just enough colour with the black and grey. I wore the kimono to meet the #LBLforLess style challenge prompt of 'favourite floral' - it's frequently worn and easily my favourite floral piece! The jeans were also nice to wear, didn't overheat in this as it wasn't such a hot day thankfully.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), floral kimono, Atmos&Here grey tee, black Prima skinny jeans, silver ballet flats (above), Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearfloral kimono in summer with fitted tank, Atmos&Here grey tee and shorts, black Prima skinny jeans and leather jacket, silver ballet flats and pink leopard print, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and striped maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: floral kimono and maternity shorts, grey tee for second trimester travel, skinny jeans and belly band with an early bump, silver mini MAC and maxi dress in third trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:


A grey tee is a wardrobe staple - it works so well with jeans, but you don't have to restrict it to just blue jeans. Try a colourful outfit with pinks and purple, or go neutral with black and grey. I've even worn a classic grey tee to the office with a blazer and pencil skirt - they really are a versatile must-have! Want more outfit inspiration? All the ways I've worn a grey tee.


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Monday, 10 July 2017

Monochrome Winter Outfits With Colourful Touches and Silver Mini MAC Bag

It's the middle of winter here in Brisbane and I tend to go for darker neutrals more when it gets cold as it makes layering easy! A completely monochrome black or grey outfit, while easy to put together, doesn't seem very cheerful, so I usually add in a little touch of colour with my accessories.

I'm wearing my neutral metallic silver mini MAC bag in both of these outfits, so added some colour in other ways.

What I wore:

pink and purple bead necklace with monochrome black grey jeans and tee outfit | Away From Blue

striped duster, jeans, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | Away From The Blue
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Jeans: Nobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (C/O, on sale!)
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)
Nail PolishOPI Fire Escape Rendezvous


Why I wore it:

An easy playgroup outfit! The style challenge for #witnerStyleFile on Instagram was 'monochrome Monday' which I thought would be easy enough to do, but the outfit looked a little dull before I added in the teething necklace for just a little pop of colour!

With the red nail polish and the pink and purple necklace, I felt I met the monochrome challenge while still being happy and having just a touch of colour.

This striped duster swishes around beautifully as I walk so I messed around a little in front of the tripod in the morning to catch a photo of it in all it's twirly beauty. Worked out quite well I thought!


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Last worn: striped duster, grey v-neck tee, black Nobody Denim jeans, ankle boots, metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearstriped duster and flares, grey v-neck tee and leopard print jeans, black Nobody Denim jeans with denim jacket, ankle boots and printed dress, metallic silver mini MAC and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: striped duster and maternity denim, grey tee to announce a pregnancy, ankle boots in second trimester, mini MAC worn as a clutch in third trimester.



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What I wore:

wearing a red tartan scarf in winter with black and grey neutral jeans and Converse outfit | AwayFromBlue

grey winter wool cardigan outfit with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag | AwayFromTheBlue
Scarf: red tartan scarf
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversize tee in black (also in grey)
JeansSass and Bide pale grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)
NailsOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

Another easy outfit. We had playgroup again in the morning and then a doctor's appointment and a trip to the chemist in the afternoon. You get exposed to so many bugs in winter when you have kids!

This is incredibly similar to the outfit above, but with a black tee and grey jeans and jacket, reversing the black jeans and jacket and grey tee before. The style challenge for the day was 'scarf out loud', and the monochromatic outfit was the perfect backdrop for this bright and colourful tartan scarf. A tartan scarf might seem a little loud, but I love the colours in this one and find it really wearable - especially when the rest of my outfit is full of neutrals like this.


Last worn: Jeanswest wool cardigan, red tartan scarf, black v-neck tee, grey Sass & Bide jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearJeanswest wool cardigan and maxi skirt, red tartan scarf and stripes, black tee and printed shorts in summer, grey Sass & Bide jeans with pink and purple, Converse and chambray skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: print mixing with red scarf to disguise first trimester bump, black tee and maternity pencil skirt, Converse in the second trimestermini MAC and maternity denim shorts.






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How You Can Wear It:



Monochrome jeans and tee outfits are easy to pull together, perfect for a busy morning. You can add texture with a wool cardigan or more interest with a print like stripes. If you still feel the outfit is a little flat, you can add a colourful accessory. A bright necklace is good for any season, and a statement scarf works well in winter. A neutral outfit makes a colourful accessory really pop.


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Friday, 29 September 2017

Wearing Breastfeeding Clothes After You've Stopped Breastfeeding: Colourful Jeans and Blue Tops

Even though I'm no longer breastfeeding, I'm still happily wearing the maternity/nursing pieces I have in my wardrobe. The two blue tops below are perfect for breastfeeding. The blue tank is a specially designed nursing piece that I got while pregnant with Toddler T, and the wrap top is just a regular top I bought after Baby Boy was born. Both valuable pieces for breastfeeding, but also nice enough to wear afterwards!

What I wore:

spring breastfeeding outfit Mothers En Vogue tank purple jeans converse silver mini MAC | AwayFromBlue

roie designs swarovski beaded wrap bracelet, silver Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram navy mothers en vogue breastfeeding tank spring SAHM style
Necklace: Nibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
TankMEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
Shoes:  Converse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Despite loving blue and purple together, this is the first time I've worn this navy tank with the purple skinny jeans. I really liked the combination and I'm surprised I haven't worn it before. Nice and simple outfit for a morning at playgroup and then running errands in the afternoon. The Converse were great for all the running around I did!

I'd forgotten that it was Superhero dress up day at daycare that week so I was that mum rushing around the stores in the afternoon trying to find super hero costumes! It seemed like everyone else had already done this a few days before as there were no little kids costumes to be found. Fortunately, a couple of masks and some superhero clothes the boys already had worked nicely for the day in the end.

The silicone teething necklace and the purple skinny jeans match beautifully together, so this was a good outfit for the 'matchy matchy' style challenge on Instagram.

It was nice to just wear a tank without a jacket - spring weather has been a little erratic lately but it's good to take advantage of warm days like this. The benefit of this tank and other specialised breastfeeding pieces that have hidden breastfeeding access is that you wouldn't know it was a breastfeeding top just by looking at it - definitely something that will stay in my wardrobe a long time!


Last worn: Mothers en Vogue breastfeeding tank, purple skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: breastfeeding tank and maxi skirt, purple skinny jeans and graphic tee, Converse and a dress, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: bubble tank in second trimester, purple skinny jeans in first trimesterConverse for second trimester travel, mini MAC and maternity shorts.


Colourful Jeans Under $50:








What I wore:

Dorothy perkins wrap top navy marle red skinny jeans spring breastfeeding outfit SAHM style | Away From Blue

red skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | Away From The Blue

awayfromblue instagram  blue wrap top red skinny jeans
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Another breastfeeding friendly top, another pair of brightly coloured jeans. Unlike the tank above, this is just a regular wrap top that has the bonus of being perfect for breastfeeding in. And it's so soft and cosy. There might not be many more opportunities to wear it with our warmer spring weather having arrived, so it was good to get it out for another wear before I start to pack it and the rest of my winter things away.

Just like the outfit above, I was surprised to find that I hadn't worn this wrap top with the red skinny jeans before, and loved wearing them together. Again, I wore this to meet the day's style challenge on Instagram. This top was perfect for the 'wrap star' theme!

As I was wearing colourful clothes, I went with my usual fail-safe metallic silver accessories. This silver mini MAC bag goes with everything, as do the metallic bow detail ballet flats. They often get worn together!


Last worn: blue wrap top, red skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearblue wrap top and printed jeans, red skinny jeans and autumn layers, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: red jeans at 12 weeksmini MAC and second trimester bump.


Wrap Tops Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:


You don't have to get rid of all your breastfeeding clothes once you're finished with breastfeeding! Specifically designed nursing tops with hidden access for breastfeeding look just like normal clothes and transition beautifully into your wardrobe for motherhood post-breastfeeding. Which is helpful at reducing cost per wear, considering they are usually quite expensive to buy!
And of course wrap tops, v-necks and button ups continue to work in your wardrobe just like they did before breastfeeding.


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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Maxi Dresses in Spring and Steam Train Sunday

Maxi dresses are such an easy outfit - extremely comfortable, very little thought required, but they still look like you put some effort into what you're wearing.

After having lost my voice a few weeks back and feeling a bit under the weather, but with a busy weekend ahead, I pulled out more maxi dresses. I really wanted to stay in bed in my pyjamas, but this was the next best thing!

What I wore:

black maxi dress with denim jacket spring SHAM style birthday party outfit | AwayFromBlue

Roie Design and Yondale and Tiffany Bracelet Stack with black maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
Dressblack Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

After a tough day the day before which involved only being able to whisper despite having two energetic and mischievous toddlers, I contemplated cancelling our plans on Saturday. With a first birthday party and leaving party to attend though I knew I couldn't let the boys miss out. Knowing I wasn't contagious, it didn't feel right not letting the boys spend time with their friends. It was quite a sad farewell, one of my friends is moving away and our children have grown up together, her two girls are similar ages to my two boys.

I like maxi dresses and denim jackets together, especially for spring, so I repeated the outfit formula again. The colorful silicone teething necklace broke up the monochrome outfit a bit and was just enough of a pop with the black maxi dress and silver bag and ballet flats.


Last worn: denim jacket, black maxi dress, bow detail flats, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: denim jacket worn 30 waysblack maxi dress and kimono, bow detail flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Perfect for pregnancy: denim jacket and third trimester bump, maxi dress in second trimester, mini MAC in third trimester.



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What I wore:

pink maxi dress for spring steam train sunday silver mini MAC grey cardi scarf as belt | Away From Blue

pink maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | Away From THe Blue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Necklace: Nibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Beltblue Coach twilly scarf
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I was upset to be feeling unwell on this day as we had been looking forward to it for months! Toddler T loves trains but has never actually been on one. We decided to take him along to Steam Train Sunday as a surprise. I've included a little video below. The train does a loop around the city for about an hour, and he loved every bit of it!

We got there early to the station to watch the train come in and he was so excited, especially when we said he could go for a ride on it. It's definitely worth it if you're in Brisbane! You get to walk around the train carriage, between the carriages, and to talk to some of the staff who can tell you more about the train and the history. Fun way to spend a morning, and toddler T spent quite a few days afterwards telling everyone about his trip!





Again I wanted something easy, but also to get a little dressed up as it was a big family day out. This trusty pink maxi dress was a good solution. I tend to wear it pretty similarly every time now, so I tried something a little different with the blue Coach silk scarf as a belt instead of my usual Louis Vuitton bandeau. While I liked the colour combination of this, I did find this scarf slid around a lot more than my bandeau and I don't think I'll pair these pieces together again.

One thing to note with steam train Sunday is the soot. We were nearer the middle of the train and had the window open all the time. With trips out onto the walkway between the carriages as well, we did get a little sooty. Nothing a quick bath couldn't clear up afterwards though.


Last worn: grey cardigan, Coach silk scarf, Mothers En Vogue maxi dress, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC (above).

Other ways to weargrey cardigan and skinny jeans, Coach silk scarf tied on a bag, Mothers En Vogue maxi dress for dinner with friends, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: maxi dress at 39 weeksblack ballet flats and maternity pencil skirtmini MAC disguising an early second trimester bump.



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How You Can Wear It:


Maxi dresses are instant outfits. If it's a little cooler, add a simple layer like a denim jacket or a neutral cardigan. While it takes very little effort, a maxi dress looks pulled together enough for a party and casual enough for a trip on the train.



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