Friday, 19 June 2020

Red And Blue Winter Jeans Outfits With Striped Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag

Red and blue is a colour combination that's a frequent go-to for me. In winter it makes layering easy! I added touches of red to these black tee and jeans outfits with a red item of clothing and a little red striped bag, and then a blue scarf for extra warmth and colour. Simple, colourful and quick outfits to pull together for the school run!

What I wore:

moncohrome black tee grey skinny jeans converse outfit with red cardigan striped bag cobalt scarf | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe with red cardigan | away from the blue


Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs bright blue stole
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
Jeans: Jeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Jeans and a tee has been a staple outfit for me lately! I thought I'd give these skinny jeans a wear, as I hadn't worn them yet this winter. With the black tee it was a bit of a dull monochrome outfit so I added extra colours with my layers. This red waterfall cardigan was a nice compliment with the red striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag, and I really like how the red works with the cobalt blue of the scarf! It's a fun combination.

Wore this for the school run and a few errands. It was a bit chilly in the morning but had warmed up a lot by the afternoon, I contemplated taking my scarf off a few times.


Last worn: red waterfall cardigan, Marc Jacobs cobalt scarf, black v-neck tee, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff berry stripe mini MAC.

Other ways to wearred waterfall cardigan and pencil skirt, Marc Jacobs cobalt scarf and skater dress, black v-neck tee over a dress, grey skinny jeans and leopard print, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff berry stripe mini MAC and chambray skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff berry stripe mini MAC in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Canvas vs Leather Mini MAC Comparison:





What I wore:



double denim jacket with red skinny jeans navy star print scarf striped bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe with red skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue


Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Scarf: Target Simone woven scarf in navy foil stars
Tee: Jeanswest black scoop neck tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

Again, a black tee outfit with jeans, a touch of red and a blue scarf. I like pairing this denim jacket with the red skinny jeans - two completely different colours of denim is my fave way to do double denim! These jeans will be featuring in a 30 wears post soon too, as I've now worn them 30 times!

This scarf was definitely overdue a wear - it still had the tags on from when I got it for Christmas! So wrong that it hasn't been worn yet, it's beautiful. As I had the denim jacket on top keeping me warm I didn't need an overly thick scarf and this navy one with silver foil stars was perfect! I liked the way the navy went with the red jeans and black tee too.

I think the stars and stripes were far enough apart that this didn't look like an American 4th July outfit either! Had a busy morning after the school run, looking for the finishing touches for a costume for my son at the nearest Westfield. I haven't been in a shopping centre for a few months, although I know it's been open through iso. I felt a bit uncomfortable with everyone getting so close and not distancing, but thankfully we quickly found what I needed and didn't spend a lot of time there!


How You Can Wear It:
Red and blue is a colour combination that really works, no matter what shade of blue you wear. The red cardigan looks great with the cobalt blue scarf, and the red skinny jeans work with the pale blue denim jacket as well as the navy scarf.



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Monday, 15 June 2020

Blue Knits and Colourful Skinny Jeans Outfits | Weekday Wear Link Up

Back when we had the icy cold blast of winter in May for a quick end to autumn, I realised I was going to have to get my winter knits out sooner than planned! While I enjoyed the opportunity to bundle up warmly with knits and scarves, I still wanted to be bright and colourful, so I paired my blue knits with some bright skinny jeans.

What I wore:

blue and magenta pink skinny jeans knit jumper outfit with striped scarf school run winter | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag with pink sass bide skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Insgrama | blue and pink skinny jeans knit jumper striped scarf colourful winter school run outfit
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl zesty stripe tassel scarf in pink
Dress: thrifted blue Mossman knit jumper
JeansSass & Bide The Winning Day Lovestate jeans in magenta
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

This outfit was one of those rare ones that looked great in photos but was a bit of a pain to wear. This asymmetrical cropped knit is an opshop find and a beautiful shade of blue and it works so well over dresses. But as it's been ignored over the warmer months I completely forgot that it does ride up a little when it's worn. Not too bad when you're wearing high waisted jeans with it, but it leads to a tricky situation if you're wearing low waisted jeans like this. Especially low rise ones like these Sass and Bide ones. 😂 Thankfully I had a tank layered underneath which kept things covered up, even after the walk to school and wearing my son's backpack lead to the jumper riding up so much!

Difficulty in keeping this outfit in place aside I really did like the colours! I thought the pink striped scarf worked wonderfully with the magenta skinny jeans and I felt so happy in this outfit that morning. Less so after the school drop off though!




What I wore:



navy red mickey mouse scarf outfit skinny jeans converse | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag with navy marl knit and red skinny jeans outfit | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy and red skinny jeans outfit with matching scarf rebecca minkoff mini mac bag mum style school run winter

Scarf: Mickey Mouse printed scarf from Disneyland Paris
Knit: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

It was a bit of a warmer day when I wore this, the weather starting to return to more normal temperatures. I ended up taking this scarf off for the afternoon school run. It was helpful in the morning though with the school drop off, especially when it got cloudy. I couldn't resist adding it to the outfit, with the blue knit and the red skinny jeans the navy and red Mickey Mouse print was a fun matchy-matchy pairing. I really enjoyed wearing this. This slouchy knit, also an opshop find, was a lot better behaved than the first one I wore and it didn't ride up at all.


Blue Knits Under $50:


How You Can Wear It:

A blue knit is a fun touch of colour for your winter wardrobe, and it works perfectly paired with brights like red and pink! It's a nice way to make a standard jeans and jumper outfit a little more interesting, by adding some colour.



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Friday, 12 June 2020

Printed Dresses Layered With Cardigans, Leggings and Converse For Winter

With the colder weather in Brisbane now it's winter I noticed I'd been reaching for my jeans a lot. In an effort to change things up a little I winterised some printed dresses for the cooler temps with colourful cardigans and black leggings. I also tried a different shoe other than my ugly sneakers. These Converse don't have as much support for my injured knee as my running shoes but I needed something different to wear!

What I wore:

mustard cardigan with green floral tee dress, leggings Converse mini mac bag | away from blue

mustard and green outfit with Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram mustard cardigan green floral tee dress with leggings converse winter
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
DressAtmos & Here Willow printed tee dress with black leggings underneath
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

This mustard cardigan was a a bargain opshop find and has been a favourite every year since! I thought the colour combo might be nice with the green in this tee dress. I did really like the colours together, and that the cardigan was just the right length with the dress.

Wasn't too happy with the leggings though! It was a windy and very cold day so they were a bit chilly as they are just plain black leggings, not fleece lined or anything. I also think this outfit would have looked better with ankle boots than Converse to balance out the proportions a bit. While my ankle boots are flats they do have a tiny heel so I wasn't up to trying them with my knee injury. Especially as I had a couple errands to run after the school drop off, I needed comfortable shoes.


Last worn: mustard cardigan, gold filigree heart necklace, floral print tee dress, leggings, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan and maxi skirt, floral print tee dress worn as a top, Converse and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral print tee dress in second trimester, Converse in third trimester.


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What I wore:

red waterfall cardigan with aztec print tee dress leggings and converse school run style | awayfromblue

red cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: Jeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Dress: Rivers Aztec print dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

I liked the proportions of this outfit better, maybe because the waterfall drape of this cardigan was longer than the dress and it looked more balanced. This cardigan is also slightly thicker than the mustard one and I felt very cosy in this! It helped that it was a warmer day too, at least in the afternoon. It was still a bit chilly for the school drop off in the morning.

This dress was definitely overdue a wear and it was good to winterise it. It had popped up in my Facebook memories and I knew it would work well with leggings. I wasn't sure how the orange in the print would work with the red cardigan and blue mini MAC bag but I think it all came together nicely. Colourful and cosy for the school run and working from home.


Last worn: red waterfall cardigan, turquoise tassel necklace, Aztec print dress, leggings (above), Converse (above), Rebecca Minkoff sky grey mini MAC bag (above).

Other ways to wearred waterfall cardigan and pencil skirt, Aztec print dress belted, Converse and flared jeans, Rebecca Minkoff sky grey mini MAC bag in monochrome outfit.

Perfect for pregnancyAztec print dress in first trimester, Converse in second trimester.


Colourful Cardigans Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Colourful cardigans are a great choice when the weather cools and a plain block colour one can work really well over a simple printed dress to make it warm enough to wear in winter. Especially when paired with leggings. Maybe just pick thicker ones for a really cold day!


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