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Friday, 10 June 2016

Jeanswest Alice Australian Wool Cardigan, Printed Shirts and Skinny Jeans

I bought this wool cardigan at the start of Autumn after seeing it on the Jeanswest site, and I'm so glad I did as it's been really cosy for the cooler mornings. Being petite I wanted to try it on in store first before I bought it to make sure it didn't swamp me. I liked the way it looked and picked it up for 40% off. I love maxi skirts and dresses, and I credit my recent love of maxi cardigans on the Friends reruns on 9 Gem!

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Jeanswest Alice Australian Wool Cardigan skinny jeans printed shirt

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum faux fur pom pom charm
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (30% off at Nordstrom!)
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Shirt: Target blue abstract floral print shirt
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

I wore this after a really cold day and I expected this day to be equally cool. It wasn't and I was definitely overdressed in this when it heated up later in the day. The cardigan didn't stay on long as I ran between appointments. I optimistically had baby boy's 6 week checkup in the morning followed by my post birth follow up with a physio.

Although we made it to everything on time, toddler T's nap and lunch times got messed around a little and he was not so happy - I paid for it in the afternoon with a cranky toddler, haha! Thankfully we were home by then though. With two under 2, I'm not looking forward to the day toddler T has his first tantrum in public...


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, wool cardigan, blue floral shirt, skinny jeans, gold mouse flats, purple mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearmaxi cardigan and flares, blue floral shirt in the office, skinny jeans layered up for winter, gold mouse flats in the office, purple mini MAB tote and a pink dress.



More cosy grey cardis under $100:








What I wore: 

AwayFromBlue | mixed print shirt long wool cardigan red skinny jeans SAHM style

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with blue Coach twilly
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (30% off at Nordstrom!)
Jacket:  Jeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ShirtJeanswest 'Ruby' mixed print shirt
Jeans: Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale in blue!) with blue Coach twilly

Why I wore it:

Another printed shirt, cardi and jeans combo. Although not the best outfit for the weather, I liked the first outfit combination so was happy to try it again. Busy morning taking baby boy for a checkup and spending time with my family in the afternoon.

As it's the second time I've worn this cardigan on the blog and I'm reviewing everything I buy after wearing it twice to make sure I'm learning from what I add to my wardrobe, my purchase review:

I'm so pleased I picked up this cardi - especially as I snagged it on sale before it started to sell out. I did wonder if the wool would be too warm for our mild Brisbane winter weather, but it's a lovely layering piece that keeps me cosy on a cool morning but doesn't feel too bulky. I'm pleased I bought this, it's been worn a lot already.


My bestie sent me the very cute Coach twilly I tied on my bag. I loved the way it looked, however the knot I tied kept coming undone so I'll have to think of another way to wear it that keeps it safe from little grabby hands. I wear my Hermes twillies as bracelets around my wrist sometimes, but that's not ideal for life with baby.


Last worn: wool cardigan (above), mixed print shirt, red skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. First time I've worn the twilly as it was a recent gift.

Other ways to wear: long cardigan and navy tank, mixed print shirt and shorts, print mixing and red skinny jeans, silver ballet flats and a wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and a maxi dress.










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Monday, 5 September 2016

Stripes, Jeans, Cardigans and Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

If you've got a good thing, why change it? Stripes, cardigans and jeans make winter dressing easy. Stripes add a little more interest than a block colour, but I still find them easy to wear with all of my printed scarves. And of course a classic grey handbag like the Rebecca Minkoff love bag goes with everything too.

What I wore:

Magenta skull scarf stripes skinny jeans Winter SAHM style Rebecca Minkoff Love bag | Away From Blue


Rebecca Minkoff charcoal grey quilted Love cross body bag black cardi | Away From The Blue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Cotton On black knit wrap cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen magenta skull scarf in roses print
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank (on sale!)
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale in pink)

Why I wore it:

Realised I hadn't worn this striped tank for a while, so got it out for another wear. Plus it gave me an excise to wear the magenta scarf I recently rediscovered in my wardrobe. Simple and comfortable outfit for running a few errands and getting some lunch. I really like the pop of colour this scarf gives to a black outfit.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Alexander McQueen skull scarfblack cardigan, striped tank, skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wear: magenta skull scarf and neon tankblack cardigan and flares, striped tank and a maxi skirt, skinny jeans and a tweed jacket, silver ballet flats and printed jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and a maxi dress.





What I wore:

Winter print mixing stripes blanket scarf flares and wool maxi cardigan | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | AwayFromTheBlue
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs scarf in Island pine-print
TeeAtmos&Here 3/4 sleeve stripe tee in berry white
JeansJeanswest 'spoylt' flared jeans
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale in pink)

Why I wore it:

I liked the outfit combo above so wore a very similar thing again, just a little more colourful. Although the scarf has red in the print and the tee is more of a burgundy I think they looked nice together.

Had to take baby boy for a quick checkup. It was actually quite a warm day, I ended up taking the cardigan off by the time we got to the doctors as the tee has long sleeves. With it being spring now and it starting to warm up I think the opportunities to wear this wool cardi will come less often. I wore it 17 times over 4 months which is pretty good considering it's a very cosy wool and we had such a hot autumn and mild winter. It will definitely get more wear next year too.


Last worn: Alice wool cardigan, printed blanket scarf, striped tee, flared jeans, ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (above).

Other ways to wearlong wool cardigan and boots, printed blanket scarf and a teal henley, striped tee and a baby bump, flared jeans and a leather jacket, ballet flats and a wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and denim shorts.


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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Purple Jeans, Stripe Tanks and Grey Cardis With Mini MAB Tote Bag

I love repeating outfits I've enjoyed before and just tweaking the formula slightly to make a new outfit. It's nice being able to group them together when I post too so you can get some different ideas of ways to wear things. There wasn't a lot of changing things up with these outfits though! I wore almost completely identical outfits. Striped tanks, grey cardigans, blue accessories and purple jeans with a little Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB Tote.

It seems a little strange for me to be posting these layered up outfits in October and the middle of spring, but on the early spring days I shared these the mornings were chilly enough for me to want layers. Even if the layers didn't stay on long!

What I wore:


windy spring style purple skinny jeans stripe tank mini MAB bag grey cardigan | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | striped tank, grey cardi and purple jeans: Spring SAHM mothers group style
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Necklace: silk beaded baby-friendly necklace
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum

Why I wore it:

Wore this to head to our ABA mothers group catch up. Usually I just delete pics like this, but I thought it was a perfect representation of the day (and also because I spent much longer than usual battling the wind to try get an okay photo that morning before I gave up!). Coopers windblown face is just too funny not to share too 😂

While it was forecast to be a warm day, it was a cold morning, especially with the wind, and our catch up is in a church hall. Big and spacious, but also a little chilly! This light cardigan was the perfect layer over the striped tank and easy to take off when we ventured back outside in the afternoon. Now that scarves are not needed for warmth and are more of an optional accessory, it's good to wear my necklace collection again! This is a baby friendly one, perfect for sitting around chatting with mums and babies as I don't have to worry if a curious baby grabs it!


Last worn: grey cardigan, black striped tank, purple skinny jeans, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote.

Other ways to weargrey cardigan and skinny jeans, black striped tank and maxi skirt postpartum, purple skinny jeans and printed shirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancypurple skinny jeans in first trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in third trimester.



What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote






What I wore:

grey maxi cardigan with bleu louis vuitton shawl stripe tank purple jeans | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum with faux fur pom pom charm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram purple skinny jeans maxi cardigan blue louis vuitton shawl
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum

Why I wore it:

Almost the exact same outfit as the first one, just slightly warmer layers. With it being windy and a little chilly in the morning, I thought the cosy cardigan and big blanket scarf would be helpful when sitting outside with the boys at playgroup. I ended up taking the scarf off quite early in the day though. A wool scarf and a wool cardigan are just too much for a Brisbane spring!

It was actually our last session of playgroup. I was a little sad as we have been going there for over 3 and a half years. (First time we went here!) It's been shut down as the organisation that own the building feel it and the other services are no longer needed. They have found another space and organisation to run it which some of the mums will try going to, but for various reasons we can't attend in the new location.

It was sweet of the boys to give me lots of cuddles through the morning, and so sad saying goodbye. More for me than them, it's been such a constant, welcoming space for years for us, from one baby to 2 and I have so many happy memories. The big party we had was a nice way to say goodbye.


Last worn: wool cardigan, Louis Vuitton shawl, striped tank, purple skinny jeans (above), Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wearwool cardigan and maxi dress, Louis Vuitton shawl with black and white, striped tank and pencil skirt, purple skinny jeans and ombre knit, Converse and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank in second trimester, purple skinny jeans in first trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in second trimester.




Purple Jeans Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Colourful jeans are simple to wear when you pair them with neutral cardigans, and a striped tank is a great basic to add to any outfit! Light layers like scarves and cardigans are perfect for spring as you can wear them as needed. If you do want to add another colour into your outfit, I love blue and purple together.


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Friday, 15 July 2016

Easy Winter Outfit Formula: Boots, Skinnies, Scarf and Maxi Cardigan

I ended up wearing two very similar outfits in one week. This wool cardi was a great purchase as it's been worn a lot this winter. It works so well with skinny jeans. Just add boots and a cosy scarf and it's an easy stay at home mum winter outfit formula.

What I wore:

Winter breastfeeding skinny jeans boots wool cardi outfit | Away From Blue blog

Mulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey | AwayFromTheBlue blogger
ScarfSeed Heritage Paisley print snood
TopMEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagMulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey

Why I wore it:

This breastfeeding tank was hidden away in my wardrobe - was happy to stumble across it and get it out for another wearing, it's been over a year since the last time. While the majority of the things I wear to breastfeed are just normal tops I can pull up or down, it's nice to have a few dedicated nursing friendly pieces in my wardrobe.

As usual I was rushing around in the morning, trying to get the boys organised for playgroup. I wanted to wear a scarf with this and picked the tan snood as I thought it would compliment the boots well. Completely different shades, but I think they go together nicely.


Last worn: wool cardigan, paisley print snood, bubble tank, skinny jeans, leather boots, Mulberry Alexa.

Other ways to wear: maxi cardigan and flarespaisley print snood and a little red dressbubble tank in the third trimester, skinny jeans and a khaki tankleather boots and a boho dress, Mulberry Alexa and a maxi skirt.









What I wore:

Winter SAHM stylish layers wool duster cardigan books skinny jeans | Away From The Blue blog
Scarf: gifted navy bird print scarf
TeeAtmos&Here grey Arizona zip tee
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagMulberry regular Alexa bag in foggy grey

Why I wore it:

This is what I wore to run out in the morning and do a few quick errands and get more supplies for dealing with a sick toddler. While toddler T is better now and can interact with kids and return to his twice weekly daycare sessions, we were quarantined at home for a while as hand foot and mouth is really contagious between kids. Thankfully adults don't have any symptoms if they do catch it (at most a mild cold) and we managed to prevent toddler T passing it onto his baby brother. My mother in law kindly watched toddler T for a while so I could get out and get everything we were running low on.

I defaulted to that easy outfit formula I'd worn a few days before. The scarf is new, I thought it was nice with the blue jeans and grey top. It was a Christmas present last year and I'm pleased it's cool enough to wear it, I really like the bird print. (Birds like it too apparently!)


Last worn: wool cardigan (above), grey tee, prima skinny jeans, Asos Cleo boots (above), Mulberry Alexa (above). First time I've worn the bird print scarf.

Other ways to wearwool cardigan and a maxi skirt, grey tee and denim shorts, prima skinny jeans and a kimonoleather boots and a polka dot shirt dressMulberry Alexa and leopard print.


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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Easy Winter Outfits: Printed Shirts, Jeans and Cardigans With A Touch Of Red

While not shopping for 6 months, I'd try to focus on a little worn area of my wardrobe when I was stumped for something to wear. I was trying to think of something to wear when I realised it had been a while since I'd worn these printed shirts. It was a good excuse to get them out of the wardrobe and give them a wear.

What I wore:

red cardi, strawberry print blush shirt, skinny jeans, converse LV bandouliere speedy | Away From Blue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
DressChoies pink chiffon shirt with strawberry print (C/O Choies)
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Like I mentioned on Instagram, this shirt has not been worn for such a long time. Almost 2 years since I last wore it! I wanted to wear it postpartum, button up shirts being ideal for those early breastfeeding days. However things were very different from my previous pregnancy and postpartum time and I struggled to find things that would fit over my chest. Now things have settled down with breastfeeding, it's good to be able to wear this shirt again. It was a relief to try it on and find it actually buttoned up for once!

This was a nice comfortable outfit for a pram walk with the boys and some of my friends at the ABA along the waterfront at Wynnum. It was such a beautiful winter's day I quickly took the cardigan off and even began to wish I'd worn shorts. Aside from getting pretty warm on the walk back to the car, I did like this outfit. I liked the red cardigan matching the red strawberries on the blush shirt.


Last worn: red cardigan, strawberry print shirt, Jeanswest Prima jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere.

Other ways to wearred cardigan and polka dot cami, blush shirt and burgundy pants, Jeanswest Prima jeans and printed kimono, Converse and printed dress, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere and shorts in summer.

Perfect for pregnancyred cardigan and first trimester bump, printed shirt in first trimester, skinny jeans and a belly band, Converse and jeans in the first trimester, Louis Vuitton Speedy and wrap dress in third trimester.


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What I wore:

star print shirt, red skinny jeans, wool cardigan: adding colour to winter outfit | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
Top: Zara star print shirt
Jeans: Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)
Nail PolishOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

It's been over a year since I last wore this shirt! I knew it had been a while but didn't realise it had been that long! It's a pretty warm shirt so it only really gets worn in the cooler weather. I did try wear it in summer once and regretted my decision, ha! I really love this shirt so need to make an effort to wear it more often.

To stop my outfit looking too dull and monochromatic, I added these fun statement red jeans. I've been wearing my colourful denim a lot lately! In otherwise monochromatic outfits like this, the colour really pops against the black and greys. It's a nice and easy way to add a little more colour to your outfit. Incredibly practical for a playdate at the park too, especially when trying to juggle two energetic toddlers and an excitable Shih Tzu!

The cosy wool cardi was perfect for keeping me warm when the sun ducked behind the colours, and it was fun to photograph for instagram too!

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Last worn: wool cardiganstar print shirt, red skinny jeans, Converse (above), Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: wool cardigan and flaresstar print shirt and denim shortsred skinny jeans and graphic tee, Converse and flares, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC and maxi skirt.

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



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How You Can Wear It:


Button up shirts are breastfeeding friendly so a good option for breastfeeding mums, but they feel a little more pulled together than a casual tee. A printed shirt is a good way to add some more interest to an outfit, but you don't have to stop there, you can add some extra colour too.

I've been trying to be more adventurous with colour lately and find sometimes it's easy to add a colourful piece to your outfit. In the first outfit I took the idea from the print in the shirt - the red strawberries made me think of my red cardigan. For the second outfit, I picked a bold red that really pops against the black and grey. Easy, quick to put together and simple.


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Monday, 11 June 2018

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

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

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

What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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

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


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

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

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


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








What I wore:

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

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

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

Why I wore it:

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

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


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

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

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



Textured Pencil Skirts Under $50:





How You Can Wear It

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


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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Plain Henley Tops, Printed Jeans and Cosy Cardis: Winter SAHM Style

A plain top, printed jeans, a neutral cardigan and Converse makes an easy stay at home mum winter outfit.

I have a few long sleeve henley tops I packed away with my winter things that I've been trying to make an effort to wear again. In the last official month of winter I'm not sure I'll have many more chances to wear them!

What I wore:

black henley, belted knit cardigan, pink leopard print jeans, Converse | Away From Blue

pink leopard print, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey  | Away From The Blue

@awayFromblue pink leopard print jeans instagram pic
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TopJeanswest 'Tilda' black shirt
Jeans: Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

If you saw my Insta stories you might know I was lucky enough to be given a few new teething necklaces by Dee from Nibbly Bits. This peach feather pendant is one of the ones I got, it goes nicely with a lot of outfits. I've shared my love for teething necklaces before, so I'm thankful to add some new ones to my wardrobe!

I love these pink leopard print jeans - I tend to wear them with grey a lot as I like pink and grey together but they look just as good with other neutrals like this black Henley. I actually ended up taking the cardigan off during the day - we went out to the local Quandamooka festival. While I didn't try a BBQ roo, croc or emu kebab we did enjoy walking around and meeting some of the boys' friends from daycare.

Unfortunately our lovely morning out turned into a stressful afternoon with an unexpected doctor's visit for Baby Boy - I was grateful for having the teething necklace on as it kept him amused in the waiting room.


Last worn: black belted cardigan, black henley top, pink leopard print jeans, white Converse, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag.

Other ways to wearblack belted cardigan and skater dress, black henley top in the office, pink leopard print jeans with blue and yellow, white Converse and maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag and chambray.

Perfect for pregnancy: cardigan and hidden early baby bump, black top in second trimester, leopard print jeans in first trimester, Converse and maternity shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and maternity maxi dress.


Black and Grey Cardigans Under $50:







What I wore:

teal henley printed Sass & Bide skinny jeans converse wool maxi cardigan | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | AwayFromTheBlue

@awayfromblue teal henley print mixing skinny jeans star print scarf
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Scarf: star print pashmina
TopJeanswest 'Aubrey' pintuck yoke henley in deep teal
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

A busy day! It was a little chilly in the morning when I wore this so I added the scarf. I thought this one wouldn't compete too much with the print on the jeans. While I loved the pop from the teal henley with the black and grey, I wasn't too sure about the scarf. Kept me warm though so met its purpose!

Had our local ABA meeting in the morning, but sadly we had to leave early to go to another doctor's appointment for baby boy. It's a shame as it was a good discussion topic too - talking about birth experiences and the first breastfeed. While my baby days are behind me, I think birth stories are fascinating, so many different ways our little ones make their arrivals into the world!


I'm so incredibly lucky to be able to return to work part time, but I am finding it difficult on my days off to cram everything in - the time goes so quickly! I know we will hit a rhythm soon. With winter coming to an end hopefully we will have less sickness and doctor visits too. I love our GP and everyone there at the surgery but it would be nice not to see them all so often.


Last worn: wool cardigan, star print scarf, teal henley, Sass & Bide printed jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag (above).

Other ways to wearwool cardigan and tall boots, star print scarf and shirt dress, teal henley and chambray skirt, Sass & Bide printed jeans worn two ways, Converse and purple jeans, Rebecca MInkoff Love cross body bag and blue kimonos.

Perfect for pregnancy: star print scarf in second trimester, teal henley and maternity pencil skirtConverse for second trimester travel, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and maxi dresses in third trimester.




Printed Jeans Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:


If you're not sure what to wear with a printed piece, go plain! If you have a pair of printed jeans, dress, or top, pick a simple basic to wear with them. In this case, I picked two plain henleys. One a nice neutral black against the colourful print, and the other a pop of teal colour with the black and grey.



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