Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Maxi Skirts in Cooler Weather with Longer Sleeve Tops

If you're a regular reader you'll know I love my maxi skirts! I like to wear them year-round. When it starts to get a little cooler, I swap out the tanks I usually wear with them for longer sleeved tops. The little extra warmth is helpful in the colder mornings and evenings. These outfits were worn when it started to cool off a little, but before our winter weather really arrived.

What I wore:

embroidered blouse, grey jersey maxi skirt silver mini MAC Bag | Away From Blue blog

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue blog
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)
NailsRevlon 'Plum Seduction'


Why I wore it:

This was a nice quiet, relaxing day without much on when I checked Instagram as the boys napped and saw that Lightning McQueen was in Brisbane for the day. Quickly threw this on and packed the baby bag so that as soon as the boys were awake we were ready to go. While Baby Boy was a little too small to understand, the Cars mad toddler T loved it! Was definitely worth the last minute trip.

I did think about wearing a jacket with this as I knew it would be cool by the river, but I was babywearing with the Ergo so didn't want too many layers - it gets pretty hot with a toddler strapped to you! It's the same reason I didn't add a necklace to this - but the embroidery and tassels on the top mean I really don't need a necklace anyway. It felt a little cooler on the way home but overall I was pretty pleased with this outfit. I love this embroidered blouse, always enjoy wearing it.


Last worn: embroidered blouse, grey jersey maxi skirt, black Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to wearembroidered blouse and denim shorts, grey jersey maxi skirt and denim jacket, metallic mini MAC bag with metallic tank.

Perfect for pregnancy: maxi skirt and graphic tee in third trimester, metallic bag and maternity shorts.



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What I wore:

long sleeve blue printed shirt, noise may chambray denim maxi skirt silver bag | Away From Blue

chambray maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | Away From The Blue
Top: Target blue print shirt
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)
NailsRevlon 'Plum Seduction'


Why I wore it:

It's strange to be wearing this shirt when I'm just over a week away from successfully completing 6 months without shopping. I failed my no buy July challenge when I bought this shirt in 2015! Amazing how different it's been coping with the longer no-shop challenge a year and a half later. Will share a post next week with my tips and experience. After failing a 31 day no shop challenge I'm incredibly still staying strong with my 6 months challenge!


It's not the first time I've worn this shirt with a maxi skirt, although I did like this monochrome outfit better. I wasn't impressed with the way the shirt sat in photos, but I liked how this looked in person. Wore it to playgroup and a birthday party for one of Toddler T's friends. Thought the silver accessories were a good pairing with the monochrome blue outfit.


Last worn: blue floral shirt, chambray maxi skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wear: printed shirt in the officechambray maxi skirt worn two ways in summer, silver ballet flats and purple jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: printed shirt while battling morning sicknessmetallic mini MAC and pink pregnancy dress.




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How You Can Wear It:


Maxi skirts aren't just for summer! When the weather starts to cool in autumn, or it starts getting warmer in spring, you can easily wear your maxi skirt. Pick a longer sleeved top for a little extra warmth and some closed in shoes like ballet flats too to keep your toes cosy. Printed or embroidered tops look lovely with plain block colour maxi skirts like the ones I'm wearing.


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Monday, 19 June 2017

Grey and Pink: Tees and Printed Jeans

Another grey tee post! In the final month of #6monthsWithoutShopping, I'm often feeling uninspired and picking something to wear and create outfits from like my grey tees or graphic tees is a good way for me to come up with outfits. Grey and pink is a colour combination I like to wear often, and both these outfits with my printed jeans show that nicely.

What I wore:

Sass & Bide playman printed jeans grey tee pink drape vest | AwayFromBlue

Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)

Why I wore it:

Starting to get a little too chilly now for short sleeves - winter weather has arrived in Brisbane. It was a milder day when I wore this though and I didn't need any extra layers. Had a busy morning with baby boy's weekly weigh and a doctors appointment and then spent some time with my mum and sister in the afternoon.

While I have tried wearing other prints with these fun Sass & Bide printed jeans, my favourite way to wear them is with plain basics like this grey tee. The monochrome outfit felt a little dull until I added the pink vest for a bit of colour, along with the bright teething necklace.

These chevron print jeans were perfect to meet Shea's Live Your Best Life for Less style challenge prompt of 'printed bottoms' too.


Last worn: pink vest, grey v-neck tee, chevron print jeans, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearpink vest worn two ways, grey v-neck tee and red kimono, chevron print jeans worn 2 ways, black ballet flats and pleated skirt, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: grey tee and maternity pencil skirt, black ballet flats and maternity wrap dress, mini MAC and maternity dress.


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What I wore:

long sleeve grey tee with pink leopard print jeans purple mini MAB tote bag | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum with pink leopard print jeans | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TeeAtmos&Here grey Arizona zip tee
Jeans: Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this to go to my local ABA mother's group. As it was a little cooler and raining on this day, I wanted something long sleeved so had a rummage through my box of winter things. This grey tee is one I've pulled back from the donate pile before. It's got zips on either side of the hem (that you can kind of see in the second photo) but I still worried it was a little dull for winter. I'm glad I kept it around as it pairs well with other brighter colours to make winter layering easy!

The pink leopard print jeans are always fun to wear, and met Shea's Live Your Best Life for Less style challenge of 'leopard spring brights' with just one item. Even though it's winter here in Australia, I've had fun with the prompts as I can usually find something that matches to wear in the cold. It's no secret I like pink and purple together, so the purple bag seemed like a good choice, especially when worn with the teething necklace.


Last worn: grey zip detail long sleeve tee, pink leopard print jeansgold mouse flatspurple mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to weargrey long sleeve tee and shorts, pink leopard print jeans and graphic teegold mouse flats and printed dresspurple mini MAB tote bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: loose tee hiding an early baby bumpmouse flats and maternity wrap dresspurple mini MAB tote and maxi dress in second trimester.



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A grey tee is a great wardrobe basic, but your outfits don't have to be basic when you wear it! Try adding more interest with a pair of printed pants, or a scarf. A grey tee is a great pairing with a statement printed piece like leopard print. You can also add another layer, like the pink vest, for a little colour pop against the grey tee.


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Friday, 16 June 2017

Grey Tees Two Ways: Neutral and Colourful Denim Outfits with Silver Accessories

A grey tee is one of those staple wardrobe pieces to me. While I've cut down from 14 to 7 grey tees, I still think they are a wardrobe must-have. Especially as a stay at home mum, where a grey tee and blue jeans is a frequently repeated outfit.

The beauty of a grey tee is that it works with colourful pieces or with a monochrome outfit equally well, and you can see that in the outfits below.

What I wore:

grey tee with blush pink boyfriend blazer purple skinny jeans silver accessories | AwayFromBlue

purple skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
Tee: Jeanswest 'Lucy' colour block tee in grey marle/rosebud
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)

Why I wore it:

Was a little unsure what to wear on this day, had a playdate in the park with some new mum friends I'd met online. I figured a bright and colourful outfit would be easiest to be noticed for meeting up, so picked the purple jeans. I saw the pink blazer hanging up in my wardrobe when trying to put and outfit together and just had to wear that too. I really like pink and purple together. With all of the colour, the grey tee was the perfect neutral to sit in between.

The metallic silver mini MAC bag and ballet flats were great neutral accessories with the colourful outfit too. The only thing I didn't like about this outfit was that it turned into a really hot day. I quickly took the blazer off and after an hour in the park I was regretting the choice to wear jeans! The grey tee has a pink back too so I was still wearing pink and purple even without the blazer.


Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarers, blush pink blazer, grey colourblock tee, purple skinny jeans, metallic ballet flats, silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearblush pink blazer and LBD, colourblock tee and printed shorts, purple skinny jeans in spring, metallic ballet flats and chambray skirt, silver mini MAC bag and pink vest.

Perfect for pregnancy: blush blazer and third trimester office wear, colourblock grey tee in third trimester, mini MAC and maxi dress in second trimester.



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What I wore:

Somedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono, grey tee, black skinny jeans and yellow necklace with silver accessories | Away From Blue

JORD Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (also in black)
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale, 20% off!)

Why I wore it:

Same silver bag and shoes, but a different grey tee and a more monochromatic neutral outfit with only a little colour through the floral print on the kimono and the yellow teething necklace. It shows you how versatile these silver accessories are, that they work equally well with  neutrals and brights. Some people prefer gold over silver, but no matter your metal preference I think a metallic bag is a must-have, just as much as a grey tee!

This was a nice easy outfit for playgroup. While not as colourful as the pink and purple outfit above, I did like wearing this and thought the touches of yellow with the kimono and necklace were just enough colour with the black and grey. I wore the kimono to meet the #LBLforLess style challenge prompt of 'favourite floral' - it's frequently worn and easily my favourite floral piece! The jeans were also nice to wear, didn't overheat in this as it wasn't such a hot day thankfully.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), floral kimono, Atmos&Here grey tee, black Prima skinny jeans, silver ballet flats (above), Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearfloral kimono in summer with fitted tank, Atmos&Here grey tee and shorts, black Prima skinny jeans and leather jacket, silver ballet flats and pink leopard print, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and striped maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: floral kimono and maternity shorts, grey tee for second trimester travel, skinny jeans and belly band with an early bump, silver mini MAC and maxi dress in third trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:


A grey tee is a wardrobe staple - it works so well with jeans, but you don't have to restrict it to just blue jeans. Try a colourful outfit with pinks and purple, or go neutral with black and grey. I've even worn a classic grey tee to the office with a blazer and pencil skirt - they really are a versatile must-have! Want more outfit inspiration? All the ways I've worn a grey tee.


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