Friday, 20 January 2017

Denim Shorts, Prints and Cross Body Bags

Two different ways to wear a simple outfit formula of denim shorts and prints. Both outfits feature tops that haven't been worn for a while. It's not even because I'm breastfeeding as it's possible to breastfeed in them when you lift the hem. (Helps to have a layer underneath when you do this though).

What I wore:

Somedays Lovin Yakuza print kimono denim bermudaa shorts summer SAHM style | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Ava elephant pendant teething necklace
TankJeanswest round neck lace detail top
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (currently on sale, 50% off shorts!)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

A quiet day running a few errands gave me a chance to wear some of my favourite pieces. Perfect for the #DecemberWearWhatWear style challenge and the #DAREcember challenge on Instagram. I've worn all of these accessories together before as I really like the combination.

Although it's been a while (nearly 3 months) since I've last worn this top, it really should be worn more often!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, floral print kimonoblack blouson tank, bermuda denim shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearfloral print kimono with stripesblouson tank and lace pencil skirtbermuda denim shorts with green, studded sandals and a maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and jeans.


Looking for denim shorts under $50?




Sale Alert: Jeanswest currently have 50% off all shorts

They have a great range of colourful and printed ones too for summer, not just denim. Prices listed below are before the 50% discount, click through to see the sale prices.







What I wore:

 Sass and Bide 'New Day Rising' tee in orange leopard print, OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts ! Away From Blue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | away From The Blue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
TeeSass and Bide 'New Day Rising' tee in orange leopard print
Shorts:  OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black (C/O, on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

What was supposed to be a quiet and relaxing day turned into a stressful one. Had to take Baby Boy back to hospital as he pulled out his tube. Again! Picked an easy outfit of shorts and this fun printed tee, it met a few style challenges but I mainly chose it as it's been sitting unworn in my wardrobe for over 6 months!


It's pieces like this that I love but really don't wear a lot that helped contribute to my decision to start a 6 months without shopping challenge. When I wear these tops, I really like them, but it's so long between wears. I'm going to spend 2017 focusing on just wearing and enjoying what I already own.


Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarer (above), neon leopard print tee, OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearneon leopard print tee and studded bag, OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts and print mixing, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in the office.


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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Maxi Dresses and Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan Cross Body Bag

While in the hospital with Baby Boy, I dressed really casually in a tee and maxi skirt every day. It's a nice outfit combination, but after 2 weeks I was wanting something a little less casual. Perfect excuse to bring out some of my dresses when we returned home.

What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress yellow Cross body Regan bag | Away From Blue

blue dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | Away From Blue
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

A little bit of blue (my favourite and mood-boosting colour) to give me a little more confidence on my first solo outing with the boys after returning home from hospital. If you've seen my insta stories you'll know Baby Boy was discharged with a few extra pieces of medical equipment so it was a little daunting trying to return to our normal routine.

I picked the little yellow Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag as the cross body is helpful when chasing around the boys, and I really like the blue and yellow combo. The blue dress worked nicely for the #DecemberWearWhatWear and #DAREcember style challenge on instagram too. It was funny wearing this without a bump, last time it was worn I was 39 weeks pregnant with Baby Boy!

This was a great outfit for a morning catching up with some mum friends and attending a music lesson for the boys. The only thing I didn't like about this was that I forgot to grab a teething necklace that morning.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, blue printed maxi dress, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearblue printed maxi dress for a 1st birthday, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and denim shorts.



More Pretty Maxi Dresses Under $100:






What I wore:

Jeanswest tie dye maxi dress yellow cross body bag beaded necklace summer SAHM style | AwayFromBlue

harvest gold mustard yellow Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Zanele 40 handmade rope necklace
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

One of the things waiting at home for me when we got out of hospital was this beautiful necklace, a Christmas present from my bestie! I thought I'd be able to wear it as although Baby Boy does like grabbing and tugging on things, he's a little more coordinated. I ended up taking the necklace off in the afternoon as I was worried he wasn't being gentle enough with it, and I'd hate the beading to be damaged. Might be a while before I wear this necklace again, as much as I love it.

I really liked how the neckline of the dress looked with the necklace, and I picked the yellow bag again as I thought it went nicely with the gold beads.

Simple outfit for a hot day running errands. The patchy tie-dye on the dress was perfect for the #DecemberWearWhatWhere style challenge on instagram too.


Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarers (above), tie-dye maxi dress, black Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag (above).

Other ways to weartie-dye maxi dress and a fringe bag, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and printed kimono.

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Slouchy Tees, Shorts and LV Speedy bag for Summer

I'm trying to be smarter about what I have in my wardrobe and question the need for multiple items (like this jersey dress or another black maxi dress). The tees I'm wearing below are the exception. I bought one on sale at The Iconic in 2013 and then over a couple more seasons bought a grey one, striped one and a black one.

When I buy multiples of the same item at once I never seem to keep them all. When I love something so much I buy another after wearing the first one a while, I tend to wear them all frequently.

What I wore:

burgundy slouchy v neck atmos&here tee Jeanswest bermuda denim shorts studded sandals summer SAHM style | AwayFromBlue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversized tee in wine (similar in black or grey)
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (currently on sale!)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale!)
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Simple jeans and tee outfit for a casual catch-up before Christmas with some other mums at the ABA. I wasn't sure if I should dress up for it, as I put the boys in little Christmas outfits. But in the end I decided just to be comfortable for running around. There were some mothers who dressed up and some who were just casual like me, so I didn't feel out of place. The relaxed tee and denim shorts were perfect for the style challenges on instagram too!

I really liked this outfit. Feels like every time I wear this slouchy tee I am happy with my outfit, it's been a wise purchase. Even if I have only worn it 14 times in three and a half years since I bought it.


Last worn: burgundy tee, bermuda denim shorts, studded sandals, Louis Vuitton speedy Bandouliere bag.

Other ways to wearburgundy tee and maxi skirt, bermuda denim shorts and embroidered tank, studded sandals and printed shorts, Louis Vuitton speedy Bandouliere bag in the office.


More slouchy tees from Atmos&Here under $50:





Sizing tip: if it's regular fit go for your usual size. If it says relaxed fit, best to size down.



What I wore:

black slouchy tee printed shorts casual relaxed SAHM style summer outfit | Away From Blue

Cooper, LV speedy B bag | AwayFromTheBlue
Sunnies: Ray-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
TeeAtmos&Here rolled sleeve oversize tee in black (also in grey)
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

I've worn an outfit similar to this before, just with the striped version of this tee! I really liked how comfortable this was. Wore this near the end of December, when we had to brave the shops and get some essentials at the pharmacy and try not to tempted by all the post-Christmas sales. The outfit fit the style challenge prompts for #DAREcember and #SummerStyleFile on instagram as well.

Unlike the last time where I wore an oversized tee with these shorts, I actually liked the voluminous pieces together. I think the necklace was the perfect pop against the black tee. It was a perfect outfit for a hot day that finished with a swim in the pool.


While there are times I'll go through my wardrobe and remove things I own multiples of (like this colour block top), I'm always glad I bought multiples of this tee. They've worked through two pregnancies, are perfect for breastfeeding and with a half-tuck are extremely good at disguising a saggy mum-tum.


Slouchy tees are clearly one of my wardrobe staples! As I continue #6monthsWithoutShopping I'll hopefully identify more wardrobe staples to make smarter shopping decisions in the future.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, black slouchy tee, printed shorts, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton damier speedy bag (above).

Other ways to wearblack slouchy tee and grey jeans, printed denim shorts and ankle boots, Louis Vuitton damier speedy bag and chambray skirt.


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