Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Floral Kimonos and Fitted Tanks

Since I've decided to embrace my mum-tum in fitted tanks I've been enjoying wearing more of the tanks I have. Shopping my own wardrobe on my #6MonthsWithoutShopping challenge is still pretty enjoyable, I'm not bored yet . I love the simplicity of a tank, shorts and kimono outfit on a warm day. It's one of my go-to outfit formulas I wear over and over again. Even when I was pregnant.

What I wore:

Somedays Lovin' Yakuza botanic print kimono green tank bermuda denim shorts | Away From Blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff python snake embossed leather mini MAC bag | Away From The Blue
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Emerald green
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I've worn this green tank and floral kimono together before, although last time it was with a different bag and shorts. I really like the combination. While there isn't any green in the print of the kimono, I think they compliment each other nicely. I like wearing this bag with green tanks too. Again, while the colours don't match I think they look nice together.

A nice simple staple warm weather outfit for a day running a few errands, then spending time with my mum and sister in the afternoon after baby boy's weekly weigh.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Somedays Lovin' kimono, green tank, denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC.

Other ways to wearSomedays Lovin' kimono and purple jeans, green tank and maxi skirt, denim shorts and burgundy teegladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC and wrap dress.



Floral Kimonos Under $50:








What I wore:

floral kimono with printed graphic ribbed tank denim shorts summer SAHM style | AwayFromBlue

navy floral kimono, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine bag | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
TankJeanswest floral print brown ribbed tank
Shorts: Jeanswest denim cuff shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:


Unlike the outfit above where I'd worn similar things before, this was all new combinations. I was going through my box of tanks and wanted to wear this brown one that hasn't been worn in a while. I had also been wanting to wear this kimono again, and thought that they might work together, with the white floral graphic on the tank kinda matching the white based floral print on the kimono.

As I said on instagram I'm still not entirely convinced it was a winning combination. I was happy I gave it go though, it doesn't look too bad and was something different to try! It was a quiet day. After a stressful night taking Baby Boy to hospital, my mother in law offered to take the boys to playgroup for a few hours. It was wonderful as it gave me a chance to catch up on housework and deal with eBay a little more. I'm trying to sell some of the boy's baby clothes on eBay but I forget how time consuming it can be!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), floral cocoon kimono, floral print tank, denim shorts, Havaianas, aquamarine mini MAC crossbody bag (above).

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and flares, floral print tank and striped skirt, denim shorts and ankle boots, aquamarine mini MAC crossbody bag and red jeans.





More Floral Kimonos Under $50:









You can wear floral kimonos with plain tops, but you don't have to stick to block colours and can also try a little bit of print mixing. Even if you don't love the result, no harm in giving it a try! You might find a new favourite combination.


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Monday, 20 March 2017

Striped Tops, Pink Sleeveless Jacket and Denim Shorts

More stripes! My previous post was all about striped maxi skirts, the one is wearing my pink vest with some striped tops. Stripes are definitely the most common print in my wardrobe, even with all of my skull print or leopard print scarves!

What I wore:

monochrome black stripe tank shorts outfit pink sleeveless drape vest mint bag | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
ShortsOneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black (C/O, on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH (on sale, 58% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I wore this for the "pinktastic" style prompt of the #AutumnStyleFile challenge. I like pink and black, and I've seen on a few blogs a black dress with a pink layer on top. It gave me the idea of trying this pink vest with a monochrome black outfit. Went with shorts and a tank as my shorter black dresses aren't breastfeeding friendly and the vest doesn't work with my black maxi dresses.

Wore this to run a few quick errands. I was starting to plan for Baby Boy's first birthday party and walked around a few stores trying to get some of the things I needed. It's crazy to think he'll be 1 soon.

Was pleased with this outfit - although the pink sandals and pastel vest are different shades I think they look good together, and the little aqua bag was a great accessory. I'm amazed it's been over a year since I last wore these sandals! I've been loving my Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals and realised I better hunt out these Balenciagas and wear them now before the autumn weather arrives.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, pastel pink vest, stripe tank, OneTeaspoon shorts, Balenciaga studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearpink vest and floral tankstripe tank and flares, OneTeaspoon shorts in spring, Balenciaga studded sandals and blue boho dress, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag and purple cardigan.



Pink Vests Under $50:







What I wore:

casual SAHM stripe tee denim shorts pink waterfall drape sleeveless coat | Away From Blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine pink vest | Away From The Blue
JacketJeanswest Peri drape sleeveless jacket (on sale!)
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This was going to be a quiet day, not much to do other than a couple of errands in the morning. I wanted to wear this pink vest again and was trying to decide on a top to wear with it. I picked this striped tee as although I didn't anticipate needing to feed Baby Boy while we were out, I figured it would be good to be wearing something breastfeeding friendly just in case.

I was so glad I'd chosen to wear this tee in the evening. We had to unexpectedly take Baby Boy to the hospital (he's fine now) and I had to breastfeed in the waiting room. When your baby's 11 months it's hard to get them to use a breastfeeding cover without tearing it off. Luckily I can pull this shirt up and have the excess fabric drape down and not feel too exposed when he pulls the wrap off for the tenth time... 😅

Despite it being a similar outfit formula to the one above and it being comfortable to wear I think this looks a little off in the photos. The rolled sleeves on the tee look a little odd peeking out from under the vest, and I didn't like the look of this outfit as much as the first one. I did love the combination of the aquamarine bag with the pink vest again, I'm glad I tried this pairing as it's now a favourite.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), pink drape vest (above), stripe tee, Bermuda denim shorts, two tone sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag (above).

Other ways to wearpink vest worn two waysstripe tee and red jeans, Bermuda denim shorts and olive tank, two tone sandals and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag and maxi skirt.





Striped Tees and Tanks Under $10:








You can a make a basic shorts outfit a little more interesting with a striped tee or tank instead of a plain one. You can also add more colour with a vest, kimono or bright bag without adding bulk.


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Friday, 17 March 2017

Navy: Striped Maxi Skirts and Colourful Cross Body Bags

Just like I showed in my previous post, a plain tank is a great piece to wear with prints. I like my striped maxi skirts as stripes are easy to pattern mix with, as well as adding a little interest to an outfit when paired with a basic tank.

What I wore:

brown marle tank target navy stripe side split maxi skirt mustard bag | AwayFromBlue

Cooper smiling Shih Tzu Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankJeanswest brown marle singlet (30% off sale on at Jeanswest now!)
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Cooper's face in that handbag photo! He's just so cute! It's easier for him to see again now he's had his fur clipped back.

This outfit is a great example of picking something you love and making a few changes to create a new outfit that you still love as much as the original. I wore a very similar outfit here. Instead of a monochrome outfit I wore a brown tank and a colourful yellow bag. I really liked this outfit. It's so simple, plain tank and printed skirt, but I was happy and comfortable in it for running a few errands in the morning and visiting family in the evening.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, brown marle tank, navy striped maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearbrown marle tank and wrap dress, navy striped maxi skirt and purple, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and denim shorts.


Colourful Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Bags Under $200:








What I wore:

breastfeeding tank, navy white and red rebecca minkoff saddle bag | Away From Blue

stripe maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Tank:  MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in pink, 40% off!)

Why I wore it:

A maxi skirt is a great idea for playgroup with a baby and a toddler. You're comfortable for running around, playing on the ground and bending down constantly. However as I mentioned on Instagram, a white maxi skirt was not an ideal choice this time. We had a water play day due to the heat and the ground quickly got muddy. Wished I hadn't worn white!

Apart from regretting the choice of skirt for the day's events, I did like this outfit. I've worn this breastfeeding tank with a striped skirt before, and even paired this maxi skirt and tank together. I had a little browse of my archives the day before I wore this as I was so sure I'd worn this before. While I don't try to wear unique outfits all the time I will try a different accessory to be a little different.

A red bag is a lovely pop of colour against navy, and while I've worn a similar outfit before, it's the first time I've worn all of these pieces together and I really liked the result.


Last worn: breastfeeding tank, navy stripe maxi skirt, gladiator sandalsRebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to wearbreastfeeding tank and jeans, navy stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket, gladiator sandals worn 30 waysRebecca Minkoff saddle bag and dress.




Striped Maxi Skirts Under $50:









Striped maxi skirts are just as easy to wear as plain maxi skirts. If you're unsure what prints to wear them with, try picking some plain tops and letting the skirt be the statement piece in your outfit.


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