Monday, 22 November 2021

Weekday Wear Link Up: Navy Striped Dresses and Cream Bags

I love stripes, dresses, definitely love all shades of blue! These navy stripe dresses are certainly must-haves in my wardrobe. One old favourite dress and one new second hand buy, both great for the very varied spring weather we had last month.

What I wore:

navy stripe tee dress with magenta skull scarf and chloe small paddington bag | awayfromblue

navy striped tee dress with Chloe small Paddington in 2006 blanc cream | awayfromtheblue

ScarfAlexander McQueen magenta skull scarf in roses print
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress 
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch c/o JORD
BagChloe small Paddington in 2006 blanc

Why I wore it:

This was such a busy day! As well as the school run and our usual library visit I had an appointment at an office on the north side of Brisbane that I wasn't feeling too confident about driving too. I'd been so preoccupied about the appointment that when my friend texted me in the morning reminding me about drinks that night I realised I'd gone and forgotten all about them! Luckily this outfit was wearing worked for everything, during the day and at night for drinks. The benefit of having drinks at a friend's house means not needing to get overly dressed up.

With the wild weather and a bit of rain and wind the scarf was the perfect way to add a little extra warmth and some more colour to this navy striped tee dress. I really liked the way the black skull print on the scarf matches the black stripes in the dress as well. And this neutral small cream Chloe Paddington bag goes with everything too. The sneakers were essentials to support my knee with all the driving around.

Luckily the storms that day didn't hang around long - we did get a little wet when we arrived at the library but the sun was shining again by the time we left, and it was dry for the school pickup and drop off.

What I wore:

Target frill sleeve navy stripe shift tee dress with Adidas Superstar sneakers LV neverfull | awayfromblue

navy stripe shift dress target with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull on shoulder | away from the blue

NecklaceStarfish Project Veronica short yellow multi strand necklace
Dress: Target navy and white striped shift dress with frill sleeves
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch c/o JORD
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

This was not such a busy day, a much more relaxed day! We went out to a little local carnival. There were a lot of market stalls, some yummy fundraising food, and the highlight for the kids was of course the petting zoo.

I figured I'd wear my new navy striped dress - aren't the ruffles on the sleeves cute? I picked this up at the Glad Rags markets for just $5, a great second hand buy. Added a little extra colour to the navy with this yellow statement necklace, but I'm thinking I'll try a longer necklace next time. I did like the sneakers with this though, very comfortable as the event was a lot busier than I expected it to be and the lines (particularly for the petting zoo) were super long so there was a bit of standing around.

The Louis Vuitton Neverfull was perfect for carrying all our water bottles and of course my camera. I got some really cute photos with the kids and the animals.

How You Can Wear It

A navy striped dress is a great wardrobe basic. Try adding some extra colour to the neutral stripes with a bright accessory, like a printed scarf or statement necklace.

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Friday, 19 November 2021

Two Ways To Wear: Nobody Denim Charcoal Jeans With Chloe Mini Paddington Bag

Despite having reduced the number of sale emails I get after I overhauled my fashion shopping habits with 6 months without shopping, I do still get and click through on some sale emails. That's how I found these amazing Nobody Denim jeans at just $97, instead of the full $239 retail price. Nobody Denim is an Australian made ethical and sustainable jeans brand so I have been wanting to add more of it to my wardrobe. 

Full price is a bit exxy but at over $140 off I could definitely justify the cost! As Stella McCartney says in Fashionopolis, "if you can’t afford it the first time around, get it in the sale. Get it in the sale of the sale of the sale. Get it secondhand... buy fewer things that will last longer".

Here's two ways I've recently worn these jeans for spring.

What I wore:

gold Aztec print swing tank with grey nobody denim cahrcoal cult skinny jeans with chloe mini paddignton bag | awayfromblue

Chloe small Paddington in 2006 blanc with aztec print swing tank and grey skinny jeans | awayfromblue

Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TankAtmos&Here 'Florida' tank in Aztec print
JeansNobody Denim Cult high rise skinny ankle jeans in charred grey
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch c/o JORD
BagChloe small Paddington in 2006 blanc

Why I wore it:

This was a strange day weather-wise! It was a cooler morning which quickly turned into a humid day but then a cold afternoon and evening when the storm blew in. I figured jeans and a tank were a safe choice but I probably should have added a cover-up to this for the cooler parts of the day.

After the school run I had some quick errands (and more Christmas presents to pick up, so thankful for click and collect!), sports for the little one, a playdate, and then school pickup in the afternoon before sports again for both boys in the evening. Luckily the storm hit right after we got home from school pickup and was a lot less severe when we went out for sports after dinner.

This swing tank is such a fun one, I don't know why I don't wear it more! It was perfect with the high waisted jeans, and I wore another of my October purchases with it, this cute Chloe mini Paddington bag that was a second hand market bargain. It seemed like a bit of a dressy outfit with all these pieces together so I went with ballet flats instead of my usual Converse which I thought might have been too casual.

Last worn: Aztec print swing tank, tassel necklace, ballet flats. First time I've worn the jeans and Chloe mini Paddington as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wearAztec print swing tank and shorts, tassel necklace worn 30 ways, ballet flats and pleated skirt..

Perfect for pregnancyAztec print swing tank and hidden baby bump, ballet flats in second trimester.

Reveal: Chloe Mini Paddington Preloved Market Find

What I wore:

coral brushstroke stripe tank with grey cardigan converse nobody denim charcoal jeans | awayfromblue

Chloe small Paddington in 2006 blanc with coral tank and grey cardigan and jeans | awayfromtheblue

Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
Necklace: Lovisa mixed texture beaded necklace
TopJeanswest 'Hannah' print tank in paradise pink multi
JeansNobody Denim Cult high rise skinny ankle jeans in charred grey
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch c/o JORD
BagChloe small Paddington in 2006 blanc

Why I wore it:

Again I paired this cute little cream Paddington bag with these grey skinny jeans. I waterproofed the bag as I usually do with all my bags, so I'm not worried about colour transfer from the denim. 

This was a tricky day to dress for as once the kids were off to school I had an all day long conference for work that required me to be on camera for most of it. I wanted to be comfortable but look kind of professional too. I figured a day sitting at my desk was good to make sure these jeans were as comfortable as my other black Nobody Denim pair, and they certainly were! 

With the gold hardware on the Paddington, I went with this gold beaded necklace. Even if it wasn't seen on the conference it was a combo seen when I briefly ventured out! Like the bag, the Converse were an outdoor only piece too. They grey cardigan kept me cosy for a rainy day and the bright coral tank with the brushstroke stripes added a little interest to my outfit for showcasing on that little video rectangle. Last time I wore this tank I wore it with a Paddington bag too!

Last worn: grey cardigan, brushstroke stripe tank, beaded necklace, charcoal grey jeans (above), Converse, Chloe mini Paddington bag (above).

Other ways to weargrey cardigan and flared jeans, brushstroke stripe tank and maxi skirt, Converse and dress.

Perfect for pregnancybrushstroke stripe tank in second trimesterConverse in second trimester.

How You Can Wear It:

Grey skinny jeans are a staple that go with anything! But you can't go past the simplicity of the "jeans and a nice top" staple outfit formula loved by so many. Printed tanks are a nice way to add a bit of colour to the grey jeans.

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