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Friday, 19 July 2019

Matching Shoes and Bags: Atmos&Here Lola Ankle Boots With Skinny Jeans, Tees and Printed Scarves

Should you match your shoes to your bag? This is an old fashion 'rule' that seems to be rarely followed nowadays! I mostly have neutral shoes and bright bags, but when I do stumble across a matching pair of shoes and bag, it's fun to wear them together like I have below, with my tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

These Atmos&Here Lola tan ankle boots are new ones I purchased recently to replace my old ones that literally fell to pieces when I pulled them out of storage this autumn.

What I wore:

grey maxi cardigan with red skinny jeans black tee tan scarf ankle boots and bag RM MAB camera SAHM style | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | matching shoes to bag tan ankle boots mab camera bag red skinny jeans scarf and black tee
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfASOS crinkle oversized leopard print scarf
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
Shoes: Atmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots (new purchase)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I couldn't resist making all my accessories match in this outfit! With the bright red skinny jeans I thought the matching neutral tan ankle boots and MAB camera bag would be a good combination. The scarf was needed to keep me warm on a cooler Sunday morning as we went to church, and I think the leopard print, while not an exact match, compliments the bag and ankle boots nicely!

I kept everything else in my outfit neutral to let the red jeans shine - while I've never worn this particular black tee with the grey cardigan before, grey and black are colours I like wearing with these red skinny jeans.


Last worn: grey maxi cardigan, leopard print scarf, black tee, red skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've shared the boots on the blog as they were a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: grey maxi cardigan and maxi dress, leopard print scarf and ombre knit, black tee and pink shorts, red skinny jeans and matching scarf, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and striped skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: red jeans in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

matching tan crossbody bag and ankle boots with navy and green jeans and tee cardigan scarf outfit | away from blue

navy cardigan and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instgram | mums tyle jeans tee cardigan scarf navy green outfit with matching shoes and bag
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl navy Geo print tassel scarf (c/o)
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoes: Atmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another very similar outfit combination to the one above! Again I stuck with a cosy cardigan, printed scarf, black tee and bright skinny jeans, accessorised with my matching tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

With the bright green skinny jeans being such a burst of colour in my outfit I went with a plain black tee, similar to the outfit above. I added in another colour with the navy waterfall cardigan and geometric print scarf though. Such an easy outfit formula!

I really like the way the matching tan bag and shoes worked with the green and blue in the outfit, they are a nice neutral combination and this made for a simple outfit for a day with the boys, running errands and visiting the library and the playground.


Last worn: navy waterfall cardigan, navy scarf, black v-neck tee, green skinny jeans, tan ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy waterfall cardigan worn two ways, navy scarf and little black dress, black v-neck tee for international flight, green skinny jeans and jumper, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and printed shorts.


Tan Ankle Boots Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

If you have a pair of shoes that match a handbag, why not wear them together? You can add extra accessories like a scarf to your outfit to tie in the matchy-matchy even more, or use the matching shoes and bag to 'bookend' a colourful outfit like I have in the second outfit.



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Friday, 5 July 2019

Tee Dresses Layered For Winter: Anniversary Weekend

Still playing catch-up with blog posts, as I wore these outfits a few weeks ago! We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at the end of May. It was a big one for us, with our house build completed, moving into the new house, and a trip overseas to Europe and back to Scotland, where we first went together after our engagement. This time with the kids in tow! With all of these big things I was expecting a quiet weekend for our anniversary, even though hubby had told me to keep the weekend free.

He surprised me with a kid-free weekend away on the Gold Coast, in the same hotel we celebrated out first wedding anniversary in! It was a wonderful surprise!

What I wore:

denim jacket tee dress for winter ankle boots heart print scarf print mixing vintage chanel bag | awayfromblue

Chanel vintage quilted diana lambskin flap bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | stella mccartney heart print scarf with stripe tee dress for winter tights ankle boots vintage chanel bag
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfStella McCartney heart print scarf
DressCotton On 'Tina' white striped tee dress in Lissy black / Gardenia
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

When hubby let me know what the surprise was I knew instantly I was going to wear some of my dresses that hadn't been worn in a while! I worry this one is a little too short for days with the boys, but for a weekend away it was perfect! As we were driving down I noticed a sign advertising Seafire - a big fireworks event on the beach. This wasn't the perfect outfit for that - although my big blanket scarf did come in helpful to shelter us from a rain shower and keep us warm as we sat on the beach - but it was fun to attend the show anyway. I've never seen fireworks on the beach before, really enjoyed it!

The vintage Chanel bag was another must-have due to being kid-free! It's lambskin so a bit too delicate for me to wear it around the boys very often! It fit just the essentials and my camera inside which was nice.


Last worn: denim jacket, heart print scarf, striped tee dress, black ankle boots, vintage Chanel flap bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and maxi skirt, heart print scarf worn two ways, striped tee dress in summer, 30 ways to wear black ankle boots, vintage Chanel flap bag at a wedding.

Perfect for pregnancyankle boots in second trimester, vintage Chanel flap bag at 39 weeks.


What's In My Bag: Vintage Chanel 'Diana' Flap Bag










What I wore:

floral print tee dress for winter gold coast wedding anniversary mustard scarf denim jacket ankle boots vintage chanel | away from blue

bagoftheday Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | weekend away outfit winter gold coast floral tee dress denim jacket ankle boots vintage chanel bag
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfJeanswest Lucille golden yellow scarf
DressAtmos & Here Willow printed tee dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

Our second day on the coast, another tee dress! This one was a spring / summer favourite when I bought it when my oldest was a baby, but when he got mobile it got less and less wear. I usually wear it as a top with a skirt over it to make the length a little more practical for running around with the kids. But being kid-free, it was easy to wear with tights and ankle boots. Winter on the Gold Coast is still a little chilly!

This mustard scarf is a great combination with the botanical print on the dress, it compliments the yellow nicely. Again, a simple outfit that I enjoyed wearing!


Last worn: denim jacket (above), mustard scarf, printed tee dress, ankle boots (above), vintage Chanel flap bag (above).

Other ways to weardenim jacket and stripes, mustard scarf with olive, printed tee dress worn as a top, ankle boots and skinny jeans, vintage Chanel flap bag on Christmas.

Perfect for pregnancyprinted tee dress in second trimester, ankle boots in second trimester, vintage Chanel flap bag and final pregnancy outfit.



Printed Tee Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed tee dress is so simple to wear on it's own in spring or summer. You don't have to pack them away for winter though! Layer them up with tights, ankle boots, denim jackets and a cosy scarf to keep you warm.


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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Maxi Dresses And Kimonos With Ankle Boots And Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote

I love layering my maxi dresses up a little for cooler weather. On Brisbane's mild autumn days, a little extra layer is all you need for the cooler mornings and evenings. A kimono is perfect!

What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with white crochet trim kimono acne pistol ankle boots autumn dinner | awayfromblue

floral maxi dress with Louis Vuitton damier azur MM neverfull tote bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | summer floral maxi dress in autumn with kimono and ankle boots LV neverfull tote
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Picked this maxi dress to wear for a family birthday dinner, but with the much cooler evening I knew I'd need an extra layer. I've worn my denim jacket with this maxi dress often, so I thought I'd try something a little different and picked this pretty crochet trim kimono instead. Being white I didn't have to worry about it clashing with the print at all.

I added the Acne pistol ankle boots for a little extra warmth. I tend to stay away from heels now with the boys but I used to wear these all the time pre-babies, they are quite comfortable and I figured dinner was a good way to reintroduce them to my wardrobe - not too much walking at all, haha!

The Louis Vuitton neverfull is a much bigger bag than I needed for dinner but it worked so well with the white kimono I had to give it a wear :)


Last worn: crochet trim kimono, navy and gold tassel necklace, Kmart floral maxi dress, Acne Pistol boots, Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull.

Other ways to wearcrochet trim kimono and denim shorts, Kmart floral maxi dress in winter, Acne Pistol boots and printed shorts, Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyLouis Vuitton damier azur neverfull in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote











What I wore:

autumn maxi dress church outfit with floral cocoon kimono ankle boots LV NF bag | away from blue

Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull tote bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | floral kimono over black embellished maxi dress autumn church style
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: M initial silver pendant necklace
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the first outfit so much, I decided to wear something similar to church. I stuck with the Louis Vuitton neverfull tote as it was already filled from the day before and I usually carry a couple of books for the boys to read quietly during the service anyway. Perfect tote for that!

I picked black ankle boots but they kind of blend into the black maxi dress a little! The necklace pick I was happier with - I am sometimes a little unsure what to pair with this dress as it has the embellished neckline, but the sparkly M initial necklace looked great.

It's not the first time I've worn this maxi dress with a kimono, but it is the first time I've paired this floral one with it. I liked the navy with the black, and the cosy kimono kept my shoulders warm in church.


Last wornfloral cocoon kimono, initial necklace, embellished black maxi dress, black ankle boots, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote (above).

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and jeans, embellished black maxi dress with belted cardigan, black ankle boots and printed shorts, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono in third trimester, embellished black maxi dress at 39 weeks, black ankle boots in second trimester, Louis Vuitton neverfull tote in third trimester.


Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is not just a summer piece - it works well into autumn too with a few more layers! Ankle boots are an obvious choice to keep your feet cosy, and a light kimono can protect against some of the early morning or evening autumn chill in the air.


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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Black Maxi Dresses And Red Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Bag

You know it's properly spring weather when I've got my denim jacket out again! I took advantage of the nicer warmer weather recently to wear some of my maxi dresses with my ankle boots and light jackets. I completed both outfits with a pop up of colour from the red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag.

What I wore:

halterneck maxi dress in spring denim jacket ankle boots red rebecca minkoff bag | awayfromblue

handheld Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | strawberry picking outfit for picnic chambers flats black maxi dress red accessories
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: gifted Zatini red pendant necklace
Dressblack Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

We decided to take the boys to a nearby strawberry farm (Chambers Flats) after seeing some of the other Aussie Vlogging Mums having fun there. Edit: This was before the big strawberry tampering crimewave across Australia, I'd have second thoughts about letting the boys touch unwashed and unchopped strawberries now! Support your local farmer but take precautions as advised by the police - wash and cut up before giving to children.

I really wasn't sure what to wear, but it felt a little warm for jeans. I decided on a simple black halterneck maxi dress with ankle boots in case they had a closed in shoes rule. The red bag and necklace were a way to add more colour to my outfit, it was only when it was pointed out on Instagram that I realised it matched the berries! I just wanted to wear my new bag! 😂

The ankle boots were a great choice as the ground was uneven and muddy in parts, but as you can see my denim jacket didn't stay on long, it was a beautifully warm and sunny day. After filling our boxes with strawberries we sat by the playground and had a picnic. Was such a nice way to spend the day, and fun for the boys to see where strawberries came from. We had so many we ended up turning some of them into a delicious smoothie later.


Last worn: denim jacket, black halterneck maxi dress, black ankle boots. First time I've worn the avery bag on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

  Other ways to weardenim jacket and shorts, black halterneck maxi dress and kimono, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, black halterneck maxi dress in third trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Reveal

In case you missed it, I shared the reveal of this bag as part of my shopping haul video on YouTube, including how I managed to score this bag so cheaply, making it the cheapest leather handbag I've owned!






What I wore:

jacquard jacket over black embellished beaded maxi dress with red bag | away from blue

cute micro mini avery bag Rebecca Minkoff | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram denim jacket maxi dress red bag on sea shepherd steve irwin boat helipad
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag


Why I wore it:

Another black maxi dress with this little red Rebecca Minkoff avery bag. It's just such a fun pop of colour against the black.

Again I went with ankle boots under my dress as I wasn't sure what the rules were for our first activity of the day - the Steve Irwin Sea Shepherd ship was in the docks at Brisbane and they were providing tours. We took the boys along so they could explore the ship, it was a lot of fun and something a bit different for them! As I shared on instagram, it can be a little tricky taking pics with the boys in tow. The photo above captures the struggle well, and why I try to get photos before I even leave the house, ha!

After going out for lunch and some naps for the boys, it was off down the coast for Father's Day dinner with my parents.

I thought my pretty embellished black maxi dress was perfect for dinner, but worried that it may have been a little overdressed for the ship tour. I swapped out the jacket and wore a denim jacket during the day to try dress it down a little.


Last worn: jacquard jacket, black embellished maxi dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag (above).

Other ways to wearjacquard jacket and skinny jeans, black embellished maxi dress and kimono, black ankle boots and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and logo tee.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard jacket in third trimester, black embellished maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant, black ankle boots in second trimester.



Black Maxi Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A little black dress is a wardrobe staple. A black maxi dress in particular is a great option for a mum as you don't have to worry about it being too short, no matter what your day holds. It also goes effortlessly from day to evening, a maxi dress is so easy to dress up or down.


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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Cold Weather Layering: Dresses, Printed Scarves and Trench Coats

Living out of a suitcase for 3 weeks and having a capsule wardrobe means repeating outfit formulas often. A dress, ankle boots and then some cosy layers was a frequent go-to in Scotland.

What I wore:

Edinburgh Zoo in May outfit camel trench purple scarf skater dress ankle boots | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | camel trench coat, purple scarf, grey skater dress, speedy bandouliere Edinburgh Zoo in May outfit
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this to visit Edinburgh Zoo with the kids. I expected it to be a little chilly as it's on a hill, but even with all the layers (dress, duster, scarf, trench, fleece lined tights) it was still a really cold day. Pushing the stroller up all of the hills helped keep me warm! 😂 It's not the easiest zoo to take a stroller too!

I was glad I had my Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag as it's waterproof at it did sprinkle with rain a few times.


Last worn: camel trench, purple scarf, striped dustergrey skater dress, black ankle boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearcamel trench in the office, purple scarf and jeans, striped duster for a flightgrey skater dress with red accessories, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancystriped duster in second trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in third trimester.




What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere









What I wore:

night out winter outfit tights ankle boots ikat print navy dress mickey mouse scarf beige trench | away from blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | camel trench over navy ikat dress printed scarf ankle boots winter diner outfit
Earrings: Ana Luisa 'Olivia' tassel earrings in pink
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Scarf: Mickey Mouse printed scarf from Disneyland Paris (new purchase)
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this for an emotional day, our last full day in Edinburgh as we prepared to say goodbye. It was a cold and wet day so we cancelled our plans to go to the museum and had a long relaxing brunch before browsing a couple of stores for last minute treats to bring home and then starting to pack before our final dinner. We ate at the Melville Inn and the meals were so good! Highly recommend!

I wasn't sure about the Ikat print of the dress with the Mickey Mouse print on the scarf, although the colours are similar the prints are quite different, but I just wanted to wear my new scarf so wore it anyway! With my big trench coat it kept me cosy as we hopped in and out of the car.


Last worn: camel trench (above), pink tassel earrings, Ikat print dress, ankle boots (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above). First time I've shared the Mickey Mouse scarf on the blog.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and printed skirt, Ikat print dress and blazer, ankle boots and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyIkat print dress in third trimester, ankle boots in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in second trimester.



Camel Trench Coats Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A trench coat is a great piece for autumn and winter. The one I'm wearing is perfect on even colder days as it's fully lined and oh-so-cosy, but you can invest in a lighter one if you want to wear it on warmer days. A classic camel trench will go with any combination of colours or prints!


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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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Monday, 17 July 2017

Wearing Maxi Dresses In Winter With Scarves, Ankle Boots and Cardigans

My maxi dresses aren't packed away to wait for the warmer weather, I try to wear as much of my wardrobe year-round as possible. Adding a cosy scarf, cardigan and ankle boots makes them appropriate for a cooler day.

I did wear these outfits at the start of winter, when a thin cardi was all that was needed against the cold. If you follow me on Instagram you'll see I've upgraded to cosier jackets now it's the middle of winter.

What I wore:

tropical coral floral maxi dress in winter: yellow scarf, cardigan, ankle boots, LV speedy | AwayFromBlue

floral maxi dress, Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
ScarfLove Quotes knotted tassel linen scarf in sunshine yellow
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
Nail PolishOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a playdate at an indoor playground with the boys. It was a little tricky trying to split my time between the big kids area with toddler T and the baby area with Baby Boy, but they had a great time and there was even a few moments where I could sit down and chat with the other mums and enjoy my hot chocolate.


This dress is one I loved over summer so I'm eager to make it work in winter too. It was a little chilly when the wind picked up in this, as each tier has a little crochet detail the wind went right through. I think I'll try leggings underneath next time I wear it. Seeing this outfit and writing this post has given me another outfit idea to try with this dress as well. There is a benefit to being so behind with blogging, ha!

It's not the first time I've worn yellow accessories with this dress but since I liked the combination so much last time I tried it, decided to try it again with this yellow scarf. Worked well to keep my neck and chest covered and cosy too. A much brighter winter outfit that I'd normally wear, but one I loved.


Last worn: grey cardigan, Love Quotes scarf, floral print maxi dress, Chelsea ankle boots, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere.

Other ways to weargrey cardigan and flares, Love Quotes scarf and red dress, floral print maxi dress and mint accessories, Chelsea ankle boots and chambray dress, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere and colourful jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: yellow scarf and shift dress in second trimester, ankle boots and second trimester bump, speedy bandouliere and maternity shorts.



More Floral Maxi Dresses Under $50:









What I wore:

purple cardigan, ankle boots, pashmina and feather print maxi dress in winter | Away From Blue

feather print maxi, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | Away From The Blue
JacketJeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
ScarfNali feather print pashmina scarf
DressJayJays feather print maxi dress
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)
Nail PolishOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

Another maxi skirt, cosy cardi and scarf combo. Just like the maxi skirt above, the low neckline isn't the best for winter so I bundled up with another cosy blanket scarf to keep my chest and neck warm. I thought I was being quite clever wearing the feather print scarf and dress together, but even with the Instagram close up you can't see the print on the scarf very well.

The darker print on this dress makes it perfect for winter so it was good to get it out again and layer it up in the cooler weather. The dress is more blue than purple but I still think the purple cardigan goes nicely with it.


Although previously I've worn this dress for a wedding, this time around it was just a casual outfit to go to playgroup. I really do think maxi dresses work for so many different events - I've never felt out of place wearing a maxi dress, in any season.


Last worn: purple cardigan, feather print pashmina, feather print maxi dress, ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan and graphic tee, feather print pashmina and office wear, feather print maxi dress in spring, skinny jeans and ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: purple cardi and hidden first trimester bump, feather print maxi dress in second trimester, ankle boots and dress in second trimester, mini MAC worn as a clutch in third trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:


Layering is one of the best things about winter. It keeps you cosy and allows you to wear clothes that you'd ordinarily set aside until the warm weather returns. Both of these maxi dresses are perfect summer pieces but with a scarf, cosy cardi and ankle boots they work perfectly in the cooler winter weather.

Don't leave your favourite summer pieces unworn, find the right layers you need to make them work year-round. Leather jackets and maxi dresses are another good winter weather outfit option!

Linking up with The Style File, Confident Twosday, Turning Heads, Fashion Frenzy, Style on the Daily, Thursday Fashion Files, Modest Monday.



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