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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Maxi Skirts, Alexander McQueen Skull Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag

With the autumn temperatures slowly starting to arrive, it's been good to get my scarf collection out again. While baby is small I'm avoiding necklaces or extra bracelets he could get tangled in, but a scarf is so easy to remove when feeding and soft for baby to snuggle into.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Skull scarf and striped tank casual maxi skirt outfit colourful accessories

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (30% off at Nordstrom!)
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank (on sale!)
Skirt: Jeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

Had some shopping to do in the morning and family came to visit in the afternoon. Wanted to add some colour to the black outfit with the colourful scarf and bag. Maxi skirt, stripes and colourful accessories - such a simple and practical outfit. I really liked wearing this.


Last worn: Ray-Ban wayfarer, pink and cream skull scarf, striped tank, black maxi skirt, Marc Jacobs ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wearpink skull scarf with blue and teal, striped tank and flared jeans, black maxi skirt and a baby bump, Marc Jacobs ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and a tie dye maxi dress.


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What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | burgundy tee and purple bag grey marle maxi skirt autumn outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca MInkoff plum purple mini MAB tote bag faux fur pom pom charm
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversized tee in wine (similar in black)
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in navy!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale with zipped sides!)

Why I wore it:

Because I really liked the maxi skirt and skull scarf combo above, I tried it again. And again I really liked it. Perfect for the daycare drop off / pick up and a doctor's appointment in the afternoon. I've worn the tee and skirt and the tee and scarf together before.

Wasn't sure if the burgundy tee and purple bag would go together though. I actually googled for 'burgundy purple outfits' during baby boy's late night feed (when I usually plan what I'll wear for the day!) to try and figure out if my outfit idea would work! I'm glad I gave it a go though. It was good to try a little something different and I think the purple looks nice with the burgundy.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers (above), taupe skull scarf, wine oversized tee, grey marle maxi skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote (above).

Other ways to weartaupe skull scarf and printed pants, burgundy tee and gold jeans, grey marle maxi skirt and a graphic tee, gold mouse flats and a wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and denim shorts.













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Monday, 17 November 2014

Maxi Skirt Outfits! My Favourite Non-Denim Option.

I have really been enjoying wearing my maxi skirts lately. I think the mid-pregnancy purchase of the two stretchy Target skirts I'm wearing below was one of my best pregnancy purchases. They have done so well for maternity wear and post-baby too.

I've always liked maxi skirts, but have definitely started to favour them over jeans now. I have more denim than maxi skirts, but for some reason I can never stop thinking of ways to wear the few maxi skirts I do have, while I find myself getting bored with jeans.


Here's what I wore to catch up with some ladies in my mother's group:
Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf, Pink tank, Stripe Maxi Skirt new mum outfit
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
DressJeanswest 'Jenni' basic singlet in festival fuchsia
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag


A quickly put together outfit that I really liked! As per usual, we were in a bit of a rush to get out the door for a little catch-up with some of the mums and bubs from our mother's group. I hurriedly put on something comfortable and cool, as the weather is certainly heating up here.

When I'd threw the tank and skirt together in the morning I'd thought it needed something else, and as I didn't have time to try on a few necklaces, I just picked a trusty scarf! The neon pink in the scarf and the berry pink of the singlet actually worked rather nicely together I think. I wasn't sure at first but didn't have time to change, something I grew to like the longer I had it on.

I wore this outfit combination a lot during pregnancy, the tank and maxi skirt are just both such comfortable pieces. The stretchy tank does emphasise a baby belly, and it kinda draws attention to the post-baby belly bulge too, so I haven't worn it too much post-baby. Going to have that little left-over belly for a while though, so may as well embrace it :)


Last worn: Alexander McQueen skull scarf, pink singlet, striped maxi skirt,  Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs baby bag.



Here's what I wore to spend time and home and go out for lunch:
Atmos&Here stripe oversize tee grey marle maxi skirt casual SAHM outfit
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs


Another maxi skirt outfit. And stripes again! I still get a kick out of seeing that one of the previous times I wore this tee, I was posting about baby being overdue...the very next day, baby made his arrival into the world!

This outfit is really similar to the first one, just a striped top instead of a striped skirt. I find that the loose tee shirt hides the post-baby belly better than a tight stretchy tank though, so it's a good option if you're feeling self-conscious about the leftover bump.

Wore this to spend most of the day at home, and to take baby T out for lunch with his grandparents. Didn't dress this up with any accessories as I was inside mostly. A good stay at home mum outfit, but something I still felt comfortable enough going out in public in. This is never going to be one of those editorial, immaculately planned and executed outfit blogs, just what I actually wear every day, and I'm happy with that. I'm glad you're happy to be reading along too! Always happy for suggestions and feedback.


Last worn: striped tee, grey marle maxi skirt, Havaianas (above).








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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

37 Weeks Pregnant: Easy Autumn Maxi Skirt Outfits. Grey, Stripes, Marc Jacobs Red Ukita Bag

Here's what I wore on Monday:
third trimester grey black white stripes maxi skirt bright red bag outfit

mbmj lil ukita handbag worn cross body
NecklaceDogeared silver wishbone necklace
TopJeanswest 'Marion' grey textured crew neck knit (new purchase)
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster


This top is one I ordered from the Jeanswest sale a while back for 40% off, I just had to take it to the tailor to have the sleeves shortened a bit. I like it with the sleeves rolled up a little, but the original sleeves were much too long and it just created a lot of bulk.

It's a nice light knit that kept me cosy on Monday as I had a browse in the local op-shops (thrift stores). Found some great blazers. Can't button them with the baby bump in the way - I don't actually think I have anything I can button over the bump now - but they should hopefully button up after baby's arrival.


Last worn: stripe maxi skirt, Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs Ukita bag. First time I've worn the top as it's a recent purchase.



Here's what I wore today:
third trimester target grey maxi skirt glassons stripe tank zara blazer red bag outfit

marc by marc jacobs little ukita bag rock lobster pink red
Jacket: Zara frayed basket weave blazer with zips in red
NecklaceRoie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace
Singlet: Glassons striped tank in black and white
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster


Another maxi skirt outfit! I'm starting to really see the pregnancy 'uniform' coming out now I don't have to worry about dressing professionally for work. In this last month of pregnancy, comfort wins every time.

Did try to add a bit of interest by wearing a striped top with the tweed blazer, but it's still that fitted top and maxi skirt combo I've been wearing so often. Had lunch with my mum today and attended another check-up for baby, so this was a nice comfy outfit. Didn't realise it was the inverse of yesterday's outfit (grey on the bottom, black and white stripes on top this time) until I was uploading the photos! I've been wearing a lot of grey lately. There may be more grey than blue in my wardrobe now!


Last worn: Zara tweed blazerGlassons stripe tank, Target grey maxi skirt, Havaianas (see above), MbMJ Ukita (see above).

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Rebecca Minkoff Bags, Maxi Skirts and Maternity Tanks: 3rd Trimester SAHM Style

Finishing up with sharing my #SNSColour style challenge outfits. While I'm behind with blogging, I was playing every day on instagram. I was really pleased that despite having a limited capsule wardrobe for the third trimester, I was still able to come up with something for the prompts each day.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Green and Navy Maternity Tank Striped Maxi Skirt

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
Necklace: Lovisa blue leaf long necklace
SingletJeanswest maternity tank in sea glass
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in black, also printed version on sale!)

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was navy, and while I had considered wearing my navy kimono, I decided to go with this navy striped maxi skirt instead and a navy necklace. I really liked the navy and green together, a colour combination I've been enjoying wearing lately. Nice simple outfit for taking toddler T to playgroup.


Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarer, green maternity tank, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to weargreen maternity tank and floral kimono, striped maxi skirt and a graphic tee, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and denim shorts.


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What I wore: 

AwayFromBlue | Printed tank grey marle maxi skirt Third Trimester pregnancy outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (on sale!)
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey (on sale here!)
TankJeanswest Sol Maternity jacquard tank (non-maternity version)
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

The final style challenge was grey, which was easy to achieve. I have a lot of grey in my wardrobe, probably because it pairs so well with blue, my favourite colour.

Had a doctors appointment in the morning and then toddler T's gymboree lesson. It was easier keeping up with toddler T and all the sitting up and down wearing this maxi skirt than the maxi skirt above with the slit up the side like I wore previously! I really liked the combination of the printed top and plain maxi skirt too.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers (above), jacquard maternity tank, grey jersey maxi skirt, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearjacquard maternity tank for the office, grey jersey maxi skirt layered up for winter, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and denim shorts.







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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Casual Weekend Maternity Wear - Third Trimester Maxi Skirts and Bright Bags

Here's what I wore on Saturday:
away from blue maternity wear stretch regular tank maxi skirt bright clutch for colour

Balenciaga mangue yellow envelope clutch
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace:  gifted beaded statement necklace from local markets
Top: Cotton On 'eternity' tank in charcoal marle
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set
BagBalenciaga envelope clutch in 2012 mangue with giant 12 RGGH


Busy Saturday! We test drove another car, stopped by the in-laws and did some more baby shopping :) Wanted to be comfortable and cool with the heat. Picked my usual pregnancy default of a maxi skirt, and as I'd worn a grey tank decided to add some colour with accessories. Thought that the bright yellow clutch looked quite nice with the yellow stones in the necklace.


Last worn: Ray-ban wayfarergrey marle tank, black maxi skirt, Havaianas, Balenciaga mangue clutch.



Here's what I wore today:
Away From Blue Pregnancy adding colour with a bright bag aqua and grey Oscar's law

Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC clutch bag balenciaga wrap bracelet
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow 5 station necklace in black and silver
TopOscar's Law 'Break the puppy trade' tee
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine


Maxi skirt again! They really are the easiest pregnancy outfit option - especially on hot days! Added some colour to my outfit with my cute little aquamarine RM mini MAC bag.  Felt this tee was a good one to wear today with puppy farming and the sale of puppies in pet stores being in the news again recently. I don't agree with selling dogs in pet stores at all, 'adopt don't shop' is what I always say! :) We adopted Cooper from our local shelter and we are so grateful to have our furry little pup! You can sign a petition here to ask Westfield to stop pet stores selling animals in their shopping centres if you are interested.


Last worn: Ray-ban (see above), Oscar's Law teegrey marle maxi skirt, Havaianas (see above), Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Shopbop Sale! Rebecca Minkoff Bags, Maxi Skirts and Printed Tops: Spring SAHM Style

First up, the big news! Shopbop Friends and Family Sale is on right now!


You can get full details of the inclusions and exclusions here before you shop so there aren't any surprises at checkout. I was considering participating in Buy Nothing New month this month, as I have done in previous years, but I can't pass up this sale!

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Now what I've been wearing, featuring the final two outfits I'll share from September, before I finally get around to posting my Frocktober dress outfits! 31 days in October, so I'm wearing 31 different dresses to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research foundation.

Before I started picking out dresses to wear, I wanted to give my maxi skirts a little bit of love. It will be strange not wearing them for a whole month! Both outfits feature printed tops with the maxi skirts, one I love and want to wear more of, and another I'm going to get rid of.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | printed tank denim jacket asos colourblock maxi skirt spring style

Away From The Blue | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace:  House of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
TankJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
SkirtAsos colour block maxi skirt in red
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I'd made my mind up to wear this maxi skirt and the printed tank together, but wasn't sure what jacket to wear with it....was pleased it was warm enough to give my denim jacket the first wearing of the season!

The maxi skirt with the stretchy elastic waist was a great choice as we went out shopping with my sister and made sure to mark national pancake day by indulging in some pancakes! Mine were delicious. We were all so full afterwards!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, denim jacket, printed tank, colour block maxi skirt, red suede flats, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and a maxi dress, printed tank in the office, colour block maxi skirt in the rain, red flats and a leopard print dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC for a house party.


I've been wearing my Rebecca Minkoff bags a lot lately! While I do still have a large collection of bags, the compact size of the Rebecca Minkoffs keeps me reaching for them over and over.

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What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Chevron print tribal tee grey marle maxi skirt black maxi cardi Converse

AwayfromBlue | Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with gray marle maxi skirt
Jacket: Cotton On black knit wrap cardigan
NecklaceRoie Designs feather, quartz and love charm long necklace
Top: Jeanswest 'Tania' tribal zig zag tee
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (Get 25% off at shopbop with code 'INTHEFAM25'!)

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, I didn't really like this outfit much! This top has been at the very back of my wardrobe for such a long time. I recently brought it to the front so I'd be inclined to wear it more often, and it's just sat there unworn. I did think about wearing it to work, but always passed it over for something else. When I was looking for something to wear with this maxi skirt, I decided I best wear this top instead of staring at it all the time!

It's definitely the last wear for this top though. It's lovely, I like the print, but it never seems to sit right and I don't wear it enough. I don't enjoy wearing it, so it's leaving my wardrobe. It's been worn 6 times since I bought it in 2012, which isn't bad, but could be better. The decision to let it go was confirmed when I bumped into a friend grocery shopping and as we chatted, I stood there wishing I'd worn anything else!

This cardi won't be seen for a while but I'm definitely keeping it - it's just getting a bit warm to wear now spring has arrived in Brisbane, so I'm packing it away temporarily.

Inspired by Lorena over at My Every Day Wear, if you like this top and think you'd give it more wear, flick me an email, it will only cost you however much shipping is to where you are :) My usual method is to take things out of my wardrobe and stick them in a big bag. It sits there waiting for me to get the energy to go through it for ebay, or for me to be passing by the animal shelter where we adopted Cooper so I can drop the bag off in their op-shop.


Last worn: black wrap around cardigan, chevron print top, grey maxi skirt, white Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearblack cardigan and a plaid shirt, sightseeing in chevron print top and jeans, maxi skirt and a graphic tee, Converse and a shift dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag with denim.



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Friday, 24 June 2016

Henley, Scarf and Maxi Skirt: Comfortable SAHM Winter Outfit

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'll happily wear maxi skirts year round, as we don't have snow to contend with over winter in Brisbane. I have been looking out my long sleeved tops to wear with them now though! I have a few long sleeved henley tops, they are a nice casual option and perfect stay at home mum wear.

What I wore:

Easy SAHM style in winter: striped henley, cobalt scarf, black ejrsey maxi skirt neon pink bag | Away From The Blue

Silver bracelet stack, black maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (30% off at Nordstrom!)
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs bright blue stole
TopJeanswest 'Marina' stripe henley
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This was a really simple outfit. It was a cold morning, I was recovering from the cold and baby boy was sick as well, but toddler T was fully recovered and ready to play! I did contemplate wearing my trackie dacks (sweats/joggers) to go out... I usually reserve those for at home wear only.

I had to change my top anyway thanks to baby boy, so I picked out this maxi skirt at the same time I was choosing the henley. The jersey fabric is just as comfortable as my trackie dacks but because it's a maxi skirt it looks a lot more pulled together.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, striped henley, black jersey maxi skirt, Marc Jacobs ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff pink mini MAC. First time I've worn the cobalt scarf as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearstriped henley and denim shorts in spring, black jersey maxi skirt and a baby bump, Marc Jacobs ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff pink mini MAC and navy kimono.



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What I wore:

Blue Alexander McQueen skull scarf, teal henley, grey maxi skirt ankle boots | Away From Blue Blog

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
ScarfAlexander McQueen Azure wool skull scarf
TopJeanswest 'Aubrey' pintuck yoke henley in deep teal
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots (on sale here!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I adored this outfit. When I saw the blue and teal skull print scarf I knew I wanted to wear it with this top. While the scarf was on massive sale and a great price, thinking of this top with it is what made me add it to my cart. I felt stylish, pulled together, was over my cold...and then baby spat up all over my shoulder. Didn't feel so great then, haha!

It's one of the reasons I'm glad I got into the habit before kids of taking photos of my outfits each morning when I go out - with two boys under 2 my clothes never stay clean long! By the end of the day at least one of us has had to change what we are wearing, and I'm likely to be in my pyjamas or the above mentioned trackie dacks.

I'm reviewing everything I buy after wearing it twice to make sure I'm making smart purchases, so my purchase review for this scarf:
I'm glad I bought this. I know I have a lot of scarves but I was feeling like I needed to add some blue ones to my collection. As this one is woolen, it's cosy and perfect for winter.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), blue and green skull scarf, teal henley, grey marle maxi skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: skull scarf and stripesteal henley and a striped skirt, grey maxi skirt and a green tank in summer, black ankle boots and a grey skater dress, aqua mini MAC and a navy kimono.










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Friday, 20 February 2015

Slouchy Tees and Jersey Maxi Skirts. Comfy SAHM Style

Gong Xi Fa Cai to those who are celebrating the Lunar New Year! We have postponed our celebrations until the weekend, hoping that the weather is better in time for baby T's first new year! He's sure to get lots of ang pao!


Still a bit delayed with sharing outfit pics, here's what I wore last week. Baby T caught some kind of bug and kindly decided to share it with the family. It was a couple of days of just grabbing whatever was clean to wear, and not really thinking about leaving the house. When everyone was feeling better I finally ventured out, but wanted cosy and comfortable clothes to wear. So I wore my maxi skirts!


Here's what I wore to go out shopping with my mum:
Slouchy casual SAHM style boxy tee grey marle jersey maxi skirt outfit

Balenciaga 2009 tempete giant hardware G21 day bag worn on shoulder
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
Top: Supre pink boxy tee
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete


Took the chance to get dressed and get some fresh air by heading to the shops with my mum and baby T. It was good to get out of the house, even if it was just going to Woolies! Was good we were well enough to do so! We were also desperately in need of some essentials for baby, so we stocked up on them.

I wanted to wear something colourful, and remembered this tee. I found it in my big wardrobe clean out when we were turning the spare room that was my wardrobe room into a nursery for baby. I'd told myself I'd keep it as it's a great basic top, and I love the colour, so I was sure to wear it again....and this is the first time I've worn it since. As if that isn't bad enough, I have the same top in grey as well, also unworn! I can see from the blog that I haven't worn the tops in 3 years! Definitely fits the Putting Me Together style challenge prompt of something you haven't worn in 6+ months!
There is so much to love about this top - it's super soft, it's a gorgeous colour, and it's so simple and flattering. But I don't wear it! Maybe because it slides off my shoulders now and then. I even had a quick look at some of my pre-blog photos, as I was sure I had worn it a lot when I first bought it years and years ago...and couldn't find a single photo of it (although I did find a pic of me wearing the grey version at a surprise engagement party my family threw for us).

It's time for this top and the grey one to leave my wardrobe. Not worth holding onto it if I never wear them! I did find myself thinking at the end of the day that I could hold onto this tee, maybe take it to the tailor and bring the neckline in a bit so it stays in place....as I do love it. But I don't really think it's worth any additional investment, or I would have done that a long time ago. So two tops leaving my wardrobe!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, grey marle maxi skirt, Havaianas, Balenciaga tempete Day bag. First and last wearing of the top on the blog.



Here's what I wore to go visit a friend today:
Grey tee stripe maxi skirt Balenciaga hobo bag slouchy comfy casual SAHM outfit

Balenciaga 2009 tempte day bag Away from Blue Blog
Necklace: thrifted pearl and heart long necklace
TopAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Another comfortable outfit! I wear this skirt with grey tees a lot, wore it that way last time too. it's just such an easy option. Nice and casual for an afternoon chat with a friend.

Since wearing a proper necklace had went well the day before, I decided to wear another of my necklaces instead of the teething necklaces I've been wearing often. I regretted that choice pretty quickly though! After baby T had lunch, we headed out to meet a friend. Despite having the baby bag packed with toys, he wasn't interested in playing quietly on his own. It was difficult trying to have a conversation with him crawling all over me and flinging his toys around. Wished I'd worn one of the teething necklaces, as they always keep him occupied. Instead I was trying to grab this necklace out of his hands so that he didn't snap it, ha! Baby T is definitely still keeping me on my toes. There is always something new to learn, he's frequently surprising me (in a good way). I think I'm going to store one of the necklaces in the baby bag, just to have it handy for future outings.


Last worn: grey tee, striped maxi skirt, Havanaians (above), Balenciaga day (above).





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Monday, 10 April 2017

Maxi Skirts and Prints: Stripes and Leopard

I'm a fan of print mixing and I've worn stripes and leopard print together many times before. Sometimes it's just nice to let a print shine on it's own though, and wear a single printed piece with a plain basic, like I did with these maxi skirt outfits. Both outfits I wore with my Rebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush, a great neutral shoe!


What I wore:

metallic tank, navy stripe maxi skirt, grey Rebecca mInkoff Love bag | AwayFromBlue Blog

navy stripe maxi, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Ava elephant pendant teething necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (extra 30% off sale price!)
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey
NailsOPI Rich Girls and Po Boys

Why I wore it:

I've worn this metallic tank with a printed maxi skirt and a striped maxi skirt before, but it's the first time I've worn these two together. I'm quite surprised I haven't worn them together before, it's a great combination. I've not worn this tank as much as I thought I had! I bought it in November before my #6MonthsWithoutShopping started, and this is only it's 5th wear in the 5 months I've had it. Actually paying more attention to the number of times I've worn things and not just seeing how long it is between wears has been an eye opener. It's helping me avoid shopping and stick to the challenge, as I know I won't wear new things I buy that much. I already have an overflowing wardrobe!


This was a casual and comfortable outfit, perfect for taking Baby Boy for his weekly weigh and spending time with my mum and sister in the afternoon.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, metallic tank, striped navy maxi skirt, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearmetallic tank worn two ways, striped navy maxi skirt with purple, studded gladiator sandals and pritned shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and chambray.



Sale Alert!


There are a few good sales on at the moment:

Jeanswest have 40% off for rewards members (free to sign up if you're not one already!).
ASOS have up to 50% off in their sale. Lots of good autumn/winter options there!




What I wore:

neon Sass and Bide 'New Day Rising' tee in orange leopard print tee grey maxi skirt yellow bag | Away From Blue

grey marle skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
TeeSass and Bide 'New Day Rising' tee in orange leopard print
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Had a quietish day with the boys, a couple of errands to run including stopping at the post office to mail some more parcels from my ebay auctions.

Almost every time I wear this tee I comment how long it's been between wears, so I'm making more of an effort to wear it. The neon tee and the grey maxi skirt is a combination I actually wanted to wear in pregnancy. I liked this yellow, orange and grey combination and wanted to try it with the leopard print rather than the stripes. Unfortunately while a loose fit, the tee is slightly cropped so it's not ideal for pregnancy wear with a baby bump making it ride up!

I'm glad I remembered to give the combination a try now I'm not pregnant, I really liked this. Grey is a great base to pair with such a brightly printed tee.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), Sass & Bide leopard print tee, grey jersey maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearSass & Bide leopard print tee and purple bag, grey jersey maxi skirt in winter, Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and denim shorts.




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How You Can Wear It:


Basics don't have to be boring - they are great to pair with printed pieces in your wardrobe. If you have a printed item that you're not sure what to wear with it or how to wear it, grab a plain, block-colour basic piece and let the print be the statement in your outfit.


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