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Monday, 24 April 2017

Maxi Dresses and Matching Bags

I've been wearing my maxi dresses often as they are the simplest outfit - grab and go! Accessorising is easy too. When in doubt you can always go monochrome with a bag that's a similar colour to your dress.

What I wore:

monochrome blue outfit different shades Jeanswest 'Chantelle' printed maxi dress | AwayFromBlue

navy printed maxi dress, Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete storm | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Ava elephant pendant teething necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
Bag:  Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I've worn almost the exact same outfit recently, I just wore Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals this time instead of my two-tone Wittner sandals. The Balenciaga day bag is a frequently repeated accessory with this dress too. While the navy blue of the dress isn't an identical match to the grey-blue of the Balenciaga bag, it's a combination I like to wear. Blue dress, blue bag and in this case a blue necklace just makes me happy because of all of the blue.

This blue maxi dress is the one I wore to Toddler T's first birthday party, so I had considered wearing it to Baby Boy's first birthday party too. Decided to wear another dress instead, and wore this to Baby Boy's birthday celebration at playgroup.


Last worn: blue printed maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearblue printed maxi dress and a baby bump, Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals and denim shorts, blue Balenciaga day bag with pink and purple.


More Blue Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:







What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress boh SAHM outfit love quilted bag monochrome | Away From Blue

boho tie dye maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Another playgroup outfit! I'd picked this maxi dress to wear as I'd been participating in the #AutumnStyleFile instagram style challenge and the theme for the day was a jumpsuit. Being petite, I don't have any jumpsuits or playsuits so this maxi dress as an all-in-one outfit seemed like a good alternative. Nice and easy for a morning running around with the boys too.

I added the yellow teething necklace as I felt the grey Love bag and tie dye dress together needed a little extra colour.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, tie dye maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff Georgina studded sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love cross body bag.

Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress and baby bumpRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded sandals and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag and summer layers.






More Tie Dye Maxi Dresses Under $50:







How You Can Wear It:


A printed maxi dress means there's a lot of print in your outfit, but it doesn't mean it's hard to accessorise. You can wear a bag in a similar colour for a monochrome outfit without a lot of effort. You can keep the rest of your accessories coordinating or add a pop of colour through a statement necklace.


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Friday, 25 May 2018

Layering a Tee Over A Maxi Dress: Autumn Style (And Brisbane Kite Festival Family Day Out Vlog)

Slightly cooler Autumn weather, after what seemed like a never-ending summer heat, brought me the opportunity to layer a little! I decided to try wearing some of my fave slouchy tees over my jersey maxi dresses. I've only worn a tee over a maxi dress once before, but I loved this combination and you can expect to see it pop up more frequently!

What I wore:

grey tie dye maxi dress with burgundy knotted tee layered over SAHM autumn style | awayfromblue

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

awayfromblue instagram layering a burgundy v neck tee over a grey jersey tie dye maxi dress
Necklace: silver heart long pendant necklace
TeeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversized tee in wine (similar in black)
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress (worn as skirt)
Shoes:  black slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

We had a pretty quiet day planned when I wore this. Taking advantage of hubby having the day off, we took the boys to the doctors for their flu vaccination. It was helpful having another set of hands as injections are never pleasant! After the stressful morning, we took the boys out for lunch as a treat, then it was back home for massive naps from them both.

It's not the first time I've worn the aqua mini MAC bag with burgundy (seen before here with burgundy pants), I really like the combination. The mini MAC bag is worn frequently with this tie dye dress too. Loving all of these pieces separately and combined, I of course loved this outfit. So much that I repeated the formula again a few days later with different pieces as you can see below.


Last worn: burgundy tee, tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearburgundy tee and skinny jeans, tie dye maxi dress worn knotted, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag and purple jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyburgundy tee for second trimester travel, tie dye maxi dress in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag at 39 weeks.


Family Day Out Vlog: Brisbane Kite Festival







What I wore:

grey tee knotted over a blue printed jersey maxi dress RM MAM Bag | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram grey tee knotted over a blue printed maxi dress with rebecca minkoff MAM bag
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (also in black)
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress (worn as skirt)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

We took the boys out to the Brisbane Kite Festival for something a little different! It was a lot of fun, as you can see from the video above. There were so many kites for the boys to watch, and we ended up buying and flying our own kite for a little bit too. It was the first time they'd flown a kite, and I don't even know how many years it's been since I flew one.

It was a really windy but sunny day, so I wore the knotted tee over a maxi dress outfit again. It was the perfect layer to act as a physical sunblock on my shoulders too, as I forgot a hat. I think my big sun hat would have flown off a few times if I'd worn it though.

As mentioned in the video, I felt it was time to get my MAM bag out again. Someone had asked a question about it on YouTube so I'd filmed a video for it and didn't want to put it back in its dust bag without giving it a wear!


Last worn: grey v-neck tee, blue printed maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAM.

Other ways to weargrey v-neck tee and printed jeans, blue printed maxi dress and matching bag, Rebecca Minkoff MAM worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancygrey v-neck tee in second trimester, blue printed maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant, Rebecca Minkoff MAM in third trimester.



Slouchy V-Neck Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:


On a slightly cooler day a tee over a maxi dress is a great layering option, as it doesn't make you too warm. If your tee is long and slouchy, knotting it at the side is a great option to make it sit just right. Perfect for late spring or early autumn, it one way you can get more wear from your favourite summer maxi dresses.


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Monday, 22 January 2018

Summer Maxi Dresses and Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere

Maxi dresses are such an easy summer option for me. I tend to wear any and all kinds of accessories with them too. While they are perfect with sandals, they look just as good with Converse, and with a Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere instead of a smaller cross body bag.

What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress, Converse Chucks LV speedy bandouliere | awayfromtheblue

floral maxi dress, Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere handheld | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram summer kmart tropicana coral print maxi dress Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I wanted something light and airy to wear for a planned morning out at the markets, but when it was cooler and cloudy in the morning I thought I'd add some Converse instead of my havaianas, as it was predicted to rain. By the time we got to the markets though, we realised our mistake. The humidity was so bad and closed in shoes were definitely not needed. I was glad I'd forgotten to grab my denim jacket on the way out the door!

We managed to have a speedy browse before Cooper decided he'd had enough of the heat and we reatreated home again. Somehow still managing to pick up bags of treats and things for Cooper before we left, ha! He's such a spoiled little pup.

The Converse helped meet the style challenge for the day on Instagram, as did the dress itself. I picked the speedy as it's damier ebene and waterproof if the predicted rain did happen. It's also just the right size to carry the water bottles for the boys and my own essentials, as we left the baby bag and stroller in the car as we walked around.


Last worn: coral tropical print maxi dress, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearcoral tropical print maxi dress and denim jacket, Converse for travel with toddlers, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse for second trimester travel, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and maternity pencil skirt.


Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy Bag:








What I wore:

tie dye maxi dress Jeanswest summer studded sandals outfit statement necklace LV speedy bag | away from blue

tie dye maxi dress, louis vuitton speedy bandouliere worn cross body | away from the blue

instagram awayfromblue Jeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress louis vuitton speedy bandouliere
Necklace: gifted Oxfam Noah's Ark green red beaded necklace
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
NailsOPI Breakfast at Tiffany Collection Five and Ten

Why I wore it:


I was excited to wear my new Christmas necklace with this dress - the neckline is just right for it! I was thrilled to unwrap this (and a bunch of other things!) from my bestie on Christmas, she always has such great taste and I adore everything she sends for the boys and I.

Wore this for a day that was just as hot as the one I wore the floral dress for above - but it was more bearable with sandals this time! Midway through our busy morning I got a few messages from Beth at Almost Posh. I'd found out from Insta stories she was staying nearby on holiday, so we quickly setup a quick coffee catch-up for that afternoon. After a bit of lunch with hubby and a little Jeanswest sale shopping to spend one of my Christmas gift cards, we met-up for a drink and chat. Beth is one of those bloggers I admire so it was nice to chat and pick her brain about Instagram, blogging and the juggle of a blog, work and motherhood.

Of course we discussed bags, and she even bought a clutch afterwards! It's a given that whenever you talk to me bags will come up at some point! I smiled that she had worn her Louis Vuitton neverfull tote as I had worn my Louis Vuitton speedy bag, although I completely forgot to get a photo of us together.

Last worn: tie dye maxi dress, studded sandals, Louis Vuitton damier ebene speedy (above).

Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress layered for winter, studded sandals and floral kimono, Louis Vuitton damier ebene speedy for a first flight with toddlers.

Perfect for pregnancytie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, studded sandals and maternity shorts, Louis Vuitton damier ebene speedy and wrap dress in third trimester.


Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:

Maxi dresses are perfect to combat the summer heat. A pretty printed one makes accessorising simple and not really required. You can think outside the box and wear a maxi dress with Converse too, you don't have to stick with simple sandals. Although sandals are a great choice in the heat! Any cross body bag looks great too, from a large LV speedy to a small clutch.


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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Maxi Dresses For Christmas Events (And Where To Get One Now For Christmas Day!)

It's no secret that I love maxi skirts and dresses. While I recently bought a lot of shorts for summer, you can't beat a classic maxi dress in December for all the Christmas related events. I almost always wear a maxi dress on Christmas day too, it's such a good choice. Comfortable for opening presents, running around with toddlers and nice and loose so you can indulge in all that yummy food!

The two jersey maxi dresses below are some of my fave wardrobe oldies. There's still plenty of time to order a maxi dress now and have it arrive before Christmas so you can wear it on Christmas day too!

What I wore:

family christmas photo outfit: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' printed empire jersey maxi dress | away from blue

blue maxi dress, silver bracelets, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

I wore this a little while ago! We had our family Christmas photo, and as usual I went with the easy maxi dress option. I picked this one specifically as I'd bought the boys little blue poloshirts for the photo, and with hubby in a blue shirt too we were all perfectly themed but not too matchy matchy!

I had a bit of a giggle when we got to the photo area though - it was a blue background! We really coordinated! We usually go to Westfield for our photo, Chermside do pet Santa photos. Unfortunately they had cut their pet santa photos down to just 2 hours over the month and they were of course almost immediately booked out as a result. We ended up booking in with the RSPCA Santa Paws photos for the first time and while it was more expensive, the resulting photo was much better quality. Santa was very understanding too and they took the time to help and suggest things so we managed to get a good photo of us all despite our terrified toddler, who never got anywhere near as close to any other Santas we saw! I recommend them if you're looking for a photo with the whole family, we can't imagine our annual photo without Cooper!


Last worn: blue maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff Georgina studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearblue maxi dress for first birthday, Rebecca Minkoff Georgina studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and gold jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: maxi dress at 39 weeks, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.



Where to Get Maxi Dresses for Under $50 for Christmas Day!


There is still enough time to order yourself a beautiful maxi dress to wear on Christmas day, if you order now!

In Australia, use next day shipping for dresses at The Iconic:


Last Christmas delivery order date varies depending on your state but can be as late as early morning on the 22nd for same day delivery, or mid-morning on 21st December for next day delivery.

In the UK, shop for maxi dresses at ASOS:


Last Christmas order date is 22nd December for standard UK delivery, or 23rd for express.

In the US, shop maxi dresses at Amazon:


Last Christmas order date is 22nd December for 2 day shopping, or 24th December at 9am for same day delivery.




What I wore: 

grey tie dye maxi dress empire waist with yellow accessories rebecca minkoff micro regan | awayfromblue

Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!) and Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue


awayfromblue instagram christmas party grey tie dye maxi dress outfit colourful accessories
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!)
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Another Christmas event, another maxi dress! It seemed the most obvious choice for a Christmas party with the boys.  I like grey and yellow together, so when I saw one of the style challenges in Instagram for the day was 'bold hue', I knew I'd pick yellow accessories with this dress. I've worn the dress and bag together before, it's a nice combination. The little Christmas bow on my wrist was a fun addition for the party, and met yet another Instagram style challenge for 'tied'.

This was such a fun party for me to attend. Last year, we had been looking forward to it. I was in hospital with Baby Boy but we had been confident that we wouldn't be in there long, just a few days at most, which would mean we would be out for the party. Instead, we stayed there much longer than expected and the party marked day 6 in hospital as I continued to room in with Baby Boy. Toddler T's grandparents took him to the party solo instead. It was just a kid's party, but was quite emotional for me reflecting back on where we were last year. I didn't have time to dwell on it for long though, there was a lot to do and see and then we had to dash to swim lessons, and celebrate putting the Christmas tree up in the afternoon.


Last worn: tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress knotted, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancy: tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks pregnant.




More Printed Jersey Maxi Dresses Under $50:







How You Can Wear It:

For me a maxi dress will always be a go-to over December. It's the perfect mum outfit as it's quick and easy to wear with minimal accessorising required, although you can add bright accessories if you want a bit of a pop. Maxi dresses are comfortable and casual enough for running around with toddlers but dressed up enough for parties and family Christmas photoshoots.

There is still enough time to order a special dress in for Christmas too, with great options under $50 at ASOS, Amazon or The Iconic linked above. I love next day shipping at the Iconic for last minute gifts too.



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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Maxi Dresses and Purple Accessories

I find purple just as easy to wear as blue, it looks great with blue and being my sister's favourite colour probably influenced me too as we shared wardrobes growing up. I have a few purple accessories, and below I'm wearing them with some maxi dresses.

I love how maxi dresses can work for multiple seasons,  I like to wear as much of my wardrobe as I can year-round. I wore these dresses on a warmer and then a cooler day, showcasing how they can work for different temperatures.

What I wore:

Pink Mothers En Vogue Havana maxi dress, purple bag, Louis Vuitton Bandeau scarf as belt | AwayFromBlue

pink maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum purple | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
BeltLouis Vuitton "comete" bandeau scarf
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in blackand super cute in cherry print!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

This dress is one of those magical pieces in my wardrobe that makes me feel great whenever I wear it - even while heavily pregnant! I've worn the LV bandeau scarf as a belt with it before, and worn the purple bag with it before too.

This was the perfect outfit for a family birthday celebration, love everything in this outfit and wouldn't change a thing.


Last worn: Louis Vuitton bandeau, pink maxi dress, gold mouse flats, purple mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearLouis Vuitton bandeau as headband, pink maxi dress in winter, gold mouse flats and jeans, purple mini MAB tote bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: bandeau as adjustable belt in third trimesterpink maxi dress at 39 weeks, mouse flats and maternity wrap dress, purple MAB tote and maternity denim shorts.


More Pink Maxi Dresses Under $50:







What I wore:

purple cardi, Jeanswest tie dye jersey maxi dress Rebecca Minkoff Love bag | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey |  Away From The Blue
JacketJeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

It was a bit cooler when I wore this! And wetter, I wished I'd not worn such a long maxi dress when I stood in a puddle. The struggles of being petite, ha! We had an appointment with a house builder as we were looking at a plot of land. Went out for lunch on the way home.

Just like the outfit above, I've worn the bag and dress together before, and did so again as I really like the combination. I liked the purple cardigan with this too. Kept me cosy and added a little more colour to my outfit. It was great for babywearing too, I don't like to wear a lot of zips or buttons if I'm babywearing.

I was feeling a little unwell so liked how easy and cosy this was to wear. A jersey maxi dress like this is just as comfortable as pyjamas but looks a lot more presentable!


Last worn: purple cocoon cardigan, tie dye maxi dress, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love cross body bag.

Other ways to wearpurple cocoon cardigan and jeans, tie dye maxi dress and fringe bag, silver ballet flats and purple jeans, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love cross body bag and chambray.

Perfect for pregnancy: purple cardi in second trimester, tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and maternity shorts.


More Tie Dye Maxi Dresses Under $50:






How You Can Wear It

Maxi Dresses are a simple, comfortable instant outfit. While they look great in summer, you can wear them in other seasons too. Swap sandals for ballet flats to give your feet a little more warmth, and layer with a cosy cardigan for a chilly day.


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Friday, 17 August 2018

Maxi Dresses, Tartan Scarves, Leather Jackets and Rebecca Minkoff MAM

For something a little different from the jeans rut I'd fallen into, I pulled out my maxi dresses, layering them up to make them more winter weather appropriate. I love wearing my maxis year-round. To be fair, we don't have snow in Brisbane which makes them a more suitable choice, especially when worn with leather jackets, ankle boots and colourful tartan scarves to keep me cosy!

What I wore:

tie dye maxi dress in winter leather jacket ankle boots tartan scarf RM mam bag | awayfromblue

Tie dye maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram red tartan plaid scarf leather jacket ankle boots winter layers with tie dye maxi dress
JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
Scarf: red tartan scarf
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

So happy that I've hit 30 wears on this maxi dress! (I shared a little more about the 30 wears challenge here). The dress is a piece I first wore for Christmas a few years back and it's been worn often since, through two pregnancies and afterwards. As you can see, it layers up perfectly for winter with a cosy leather jacket like this too. Cooper's wearing his winter layers too with his wooly hoodie! 🐶

The tartan scarf was a fun way to add a little more colour and print to my outfit - and it kept me warm while we were outside playing in the playground at playgroup. Even with the tie dye print on the maxi dress, the subtle blue and grey print on the leather jacket, I felt this extra print wasn't too much and just completed the outfit nicely. It's such a pretty scarf.

Picked my neutral grey Rebecca Minkoff MAB to wear with this as it's the perfect bag for running around outside with the boys - easy to throw it on cross body with the long strap. And the grey worked perfectly with everything else going on in my outfit.


Last worn: printed leather jacket, red tartan scarf, tie dye maxi dress, RMK ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAM.

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket worn 30 ways, red tartan scarf and stripes, tie dye maxi dress worn knottedblack ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAM in the office

Perfect for pregnancyred tartan scarf in first trimester, tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, RMK ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM in third trimester.


TMI Tag Video: 50 Questions About Me



Just for fun I thought I'd add this tag video I did recently - my friend Tess from NaptimeNigella tagged me to answer 50 different questions. Nice way to find out a little more about me!




What I wore:

black maxi dress with cobalt blue leather jacket and tartan scarf for winter | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM bag in crook of arm with black maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | black maxi dress layered up for winter with plaid scarf cobalt leather jacket colourful layers
JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
Scarf: blue tartan scarf
Dressblack Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit formula above so much, I did what I frequently do and copied it again to wear it with different pieces. I picked a plain black maxi dress this time, with the bright cobalt leather jacket and the only print in the outfit was my blue tartan scarf. I think this outfit worked really well. I've worn and liked the scarf and jacket together before, so it was an easy option when wondering what to wear with this dress.

Again, I kept things simple with the bag, sticking with the neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAM. We took the boys into the city for something a little different. It was quite a big day for them, as afterwards we went over to my friend's place to watch Church Online together. The boys were definitely exhausted at the end of the night! The day was lots of fun though.


Last worn: cobalt leather jacket, blue tartan scarf, black halterneck maxi dress, black ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to wearcobalt leather jacket and printed jeans, blue tartan scarf and double denim, black halterneck maxi dress and kimono, black ankle boots and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancytartan scarf in first trimester, black halterneck maxi dress in second trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester.



Tartan Scarves Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Maxi dresses don't have to be confined to the summer months! With some winter essentials like boots, a leather jacket and a cosy scarf, you can make them work for winter. Colourful tartan (aka plaid) scarves like these add a bit of colour and fun to a winter outfit too, and are a great pop against neutral dresses.


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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Maxi Dresses and Balenciaga Bags with Giant G21 Hardware

When you're not feeling your best, a dress is an easy outfit. Just pull it on and you're done, no need to try think about what pieces look good together. Printed dresses like these make it even simpler. Just pick a handbag that matches one of the colours in the print and you look like you spent a lot more time and effort getting dressed than you really did.

Both the maxi dresses worn below were when I wasn't feeling the best, and looking after a sick baby meant I had even less energy.

What I wore:

tie dye jersey maxi dress knotted hem teething necklace Bal part time bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | knotted tie dye maxi dress balenciaga part time bag
NecklaceNibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Despite being unwell, we had an appointment to get to though that morning, so I threw on this maxi dress. It's not the first time I've knotted this maxi dress, it's a good way to change it up a little. I did it on this day as I didn't want to do the 'grab the skirt when walking up the stairs' bit I usually have to do, haha! Tying it up made it easier to move around in.

Added the teething necklace so I'd have something to amuse the boys with as we waited at the appointment. It did help keep baby boy entertained for a few minutes. They might have passed the teething stage, but they still find these necklaces to be fun toys!

Picked my Balenciaga bag as it went with the Havianas and the black in the tie dye print of the dress, but also because I was feeling lazy. It had been the bag I'd used previously so I didn't have to move everything over into a new bag.


Last worn: tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas, Balenciaga Part Time bag.

Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress for a Christmas party, Balenciaga Part Time bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancytie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks pregnant, Balenciaga Part Time bag in second trimester.


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What I wore:

jay jays feather print maxi dress with purple balenciaga bag SAHM style summer | away from blue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram feather print maxi dress balenciaga purple work bag
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
DressJayJays feather print maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Another day of feeling unwell, another maxi dress! I picked this purple Balenciaga work bag to wear as I've only worn it with office outfits since I got it, need to wear this bag casually as well. It was a good carry all tote to take to the shops with me while the boys were with their grandparents.

I'd planned just a short trip out, to pickup a few groceries and return an incorrectly sized Christmas gift. I got away from the house and realised I'd forgotten the item to return, so turned back to go pick it up. In doing so, I came up to the garage at a weird angle and managed to scrape the car on it. Not a good start. At least the outfit looked good as my day was less than great! Spent the afternoon recovering from the crazy morning, thank goodness for Netflix.


Last worn: feather print maxi dress, Havaianas (above), purple Balenciaga work bag.

Other ways to wearfeather print maxi dress at a wedding, purple Balenciaga work bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancy: feather print maxi dress in second trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:


In summer a printed dress is a great way to beat the heat. It's an easy instant outfit too. To accessorise, keep things simple and pick pieces that match one or more of the colours in the print. If you're like me and you feel a little better when you get dressed properly, you might find a colourful printed dress a good mood booster too!



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