Showing posts with label RM Micro Regan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RM Micro Regan. Show all posts

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Foil Polka Dot Tops and Shorts With Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC and Micro Regan Bags

I really have a foil print obsession this year! It's not the first time I've posted about foil print pieces with shorts!

I'm loving the trend, it's been around for a couple years here in Australia and you see it a lot on cute knits for winter. Being in Brisbane, I don't need a lot of winter knits, so I've been snapping up foil print tees too. Below I'm wearing two of my polka dot foil print pieces, with shorts because the first few weeks of autumn in Brisbane were quite warm.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Kara foil pullover in smoke marl and silver polka dots with boyfriend denim distressed shorts | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram polka dot foil print knit and denim shorts with mustard bag
TopJeanswest Kara foil pullover in smoke marl and silver (new purchase)
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I bought this top back in February when it started getting a little cooler, Then the heatwaves hit and continued into autumn, and weeks later I'm finally giving it a wear!

Being completely honest, while it was nice and cool in the morning, in typical Brisbane style it was hot and sunny in the afternoon and I ended up taking this off! It was nice to wear it for a little bit though, and take it off to just wear a tee when it got too warm. I'm looking forward to wearing it more, probably will be winter before I get a chance to!

The knit top and denim shorts combo is actually something that came up from the monthly purchase video I did - I bought both of these in the same month (although the shorts have been worn a lot more!) and so I modelled them together for the video. I really liked the combination, so it seemed like the perfect outfit for the first wearing of this beautiful knit.

Decided to add just a little colour with the mustard yellow Micro Regan bag - I like grey and mustard together so I'm sure I'll wear this combination more often.


Last worn: boyfriend denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan. First time I've worn the knit jumper as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearboyfriend denim shorts and kimono, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan and little black dress.



Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan and Mini MAC Compared





What I wore:

Jeanswest Flavia foil printed polka dot tee deep iris navy with pastel pink shorts aqua bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram navy polka dot foil tee pastel pink shorts SAHM style

Necklace: Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
TopJeanswest Flavia foil printed polka dot tee deep iris
Shorts: thrifted pastel pink cotton shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

It's been a while since I last wore these pink shorts, so they were due another wear! I seem to have the worst track record with keeping them clean, always spilling something on them. I'd been thinking about upgrading my denim jacket and buying a white one, but my inability to keep these pastel pink shorts clean is putting me off, haha! Thankfully they were spill free this time.

Just a casual outfit to do the daycare drop off / pick up and work from home with a specialist appointment to take my son to in the afternoon.

I like pink and blue together so the navy polka dot foil tee worked perfectly with the pastel pink. The aquamarine mini MAC was another nice little touch of colour. Although the foil polka dots are gold and the chain hardware is silver I think that they looked okay together, especially with the turquoise stone in the necklace.


Last worn: polka dot tee, pink shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to wearpolka dot tee and floral kimono, pink shorts and denim jacket, studded sandals and a swing dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in third trimester.



Foil Polka Dot Tops Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:


Foil printed pieces add a little extra sparkle to a classic shorts outfit and is a nice way to make a casual outfit feel a little dressier. There are so many different foil print tops around, it's easy to find one that works for you, from a tee for warmer weather or a knit for colder weather. If you want to make your stay at home mum outfits feel a little more pulled together, wearing tops with extra details like foil print is an easy way to do so.



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Friday, 13 April 2018

Two Ways To Wear Jeanswest Kaylin Star Print Foil Tee

When I buy something, I have the rule that I have to wear it twice in the month I buy it. When I'm considering things, I like to think up two different ways to wear it right away. This post is a good opportunity to show those ways.

I only bought one thing in March, the Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee. I had tried on a white star print tee there a few weeks previously and put it back as it was too sheer. I couldn't stop thinking about it though, so when they had a 30% off sale I went back to get it. Was really happy to see this 'smoke marle' colour which is opaque and not as sheer as the white version. It was a definite must buy!

What I wore:

Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee with blue soft printed shorts Havaianas silver mini MAC playgroup outfit | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack, blue shorts and Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee blue soft relaxed fit shorts playgroup outfit
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TeeJeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

First time I wore this foil star print tee was to playgroup. As it was another hot autumn day that felt more like summer, I picked the soft shorts to wear with it. I like wearing other prints with these shorts, but usually go for stripes, so the star print was a nice change. With the silver foil on the tee and the silver Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC, it felt like a slightly dressier option for playgroup where we celebrated Baby Boy's birthday as well as the birthday of one of his friends.

The benefits of the soft shorts and soft tee were that they kept me cool as we rushed around trying to complete some errands before playgroup. As well as grabbing some groceries, we went to Kmart to print our some thank you cards from the birthday party on the weekend. I usually have a pretty bad track record with thank you notes going out on time, so I felt pretty accomplished getting printed a couple days after the party! Took me a little while longer to write and send them of course...


Last worn: relaxed print shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC. First time I've worn the foil tee as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearrelaxed print shorts and kimono, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC and colourful jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC and Micro Regan Comparison





What I wore:

Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee with chambray denim maxi skirt mustard yellow bag beach stroll outfit | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

Awayfromblue instagram | Jeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee chambray noisy may maxi skirt mustard micro Regan bag
Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
TeeJeanswest Kaylin star foil grey tee
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold
Nail PolishOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

I'm so glad I got this tee in grey, While it's a really light grey, it's not so white that I worry about wearing it around the boys. Wore it for the second time to go to the Manly markets. The plan was to spend the morning walking around the markets and maybe play in the playground if the rain held off. Well it cleared into a beautiful sunny day, which of course made the beach appealing for the boys. While none of us were dressed for it, we quickly kicked off our shoes and went for a paddle. Which is impossible to do with boys, ha! There was water being splashed everywhere, they were running in the waves, and at one point a massive wipeout ensured  no-one was dry at the end of the morning. I still carry and keep a spare change of clothes in the baby bag thankfully.

Despite not being prepared for getting wet, it was still a really fun morning, and a great way to cool down as the temperatures kept rising. We had the aircon on again in the afternoon, despite it being the end of the first month of autumn.

As I'd worn this silver foil tee with the blue shorts above, I felt this chambray skirt was a little repetitive with it. I do love silver and blue together though, it's why I have so many silver accessories with all the blue in my wardrobe. I decided to add a little touch of colour with the mustard yellow micro Regan bag. I really liked this outfit combination too. This tee will go with so much!


Last worn: foil print tee (above), chambray maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearchambray maxi skirt in winter, studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and skinny jeans.




More Foil Print Tees Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:


A fun way to add a little more interest to a plain tee is so pick something with a print or foil detail. In this case, the tee has both, with the foil stars printed all over. It's so easy to pair tees with other pieces in your wardrobe too. While shorts and tee is a classic staple, a maxi skirt can change things up a little for something new.



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Friday, 23 March 2018

Boho Printed Dresses and Denim Jacket: Autumn Layering With Rebecca Minkoff Bags

To try and change things up a little bit, I set my shorts aside and decided to wear some of my dresses that haven't been worn yet this year. I've been neglecting my dresses and skirts lately! With some cooler rainy weather, it was the perfect opportunity to add a light layer. The blue denim jacket works well with both these boho dresses, even though they are different styles. Denim jackets are classics!

What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress boho tie neck with denim jacket purple bag | away from the blue blog

JORD Cora purpleheart wood watch, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram rainy day style printed dress denim jacket purple RM mini MAB tote
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
DressJeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black!)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum

Why I wore it:

I like blue and purple together, so of course I've worn this purple mini MAB tote bag and blue dress together before. Although I don't have the baby bump this time!

I bought this dress 4 years ago and loved it so much, I wore it frequently and I was sure I'd be closer to 30 wears with it - this is only it's 14th wear! Having the blog to keep track of how many times I wear things has been eye opening.

No matter how many times it's been worn, I love this each time I wear it, and the blue dress and denim jacket work perfectly together. The purple bag is such a great accessory with it too. Wore this to run a few errands with the boys in the morning, with a trip to the library too.

The nice thing about this dress is that the ties at the neckline mean no necklace is required - really easy to wear!


Last worn: denim jacket, blue printed dress, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff plum MAB tote.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and pink shorts, blue printed dress layered for cooler weather, gold mouse flats in the office, Rebecca Minkoff plum MAB and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: denim jacket in second trimester, blue printed dress in second trimester, gold mouse flats and maternity pencil skirts, Rebecca Minkoff plum MAB in third trimester.



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What I wore:



Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Another repeat here as it's not the first time I've worn this denim jacket and sundress together! Again, I liked the combo.

After a wet weekend, it was predicted to storm again. We had playgroup in the morning and a specialist appointment in the afternoon. Expecting it to rain, I added the denim jacket. Unlike the day above though, we weren't often in the aircon and I ended up taking the denim jacket off as soon as it heated up. Was such a humid day in the end. I was glad I'd worn such a floaty, light dress when I was sitting outside in the playground with the boys and left the denim jacket in the car.

Not the first time I've worn the mustard bag with the little black dress either, I love the way the mustard pops with the black.


Last worn: denim jacket (above), tiered little black dress, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket in double denim outfit, tiered little black dress and kimono, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester.



Boho Printed Dresses Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:


Denim jackets are a great layer to add to a light sundress if the weather is a little cooler. If it heats up, it can easily be removed. You can even tie it around your waist if you don't want to leave it in the car like I did with the second outfit.


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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Print Mixing: Stripes and Kimonos with Denim Shorts & Rebecca Minkoff Bags

To try change things up a little when my shorts are on heavy repeat, I like to add a kimono. This gives me a chance to do some print mixing too, and of course it means I pull out some of my striped tops to pair with the printed kimonos. I feel this has been the summer of shorts, but adding an extra layer makes things just a little different. Which is good as the heat has meant my shorts have been worn into Autumn too!

What I wore:

jeanswest Jamie printed kimono, stripe tee and distressed denim shorts soft play mum outing outfit | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram print mixing denim shorts kimono SAHM style outfit
JacketJeanswest Jamie printed kimono (on sale!)
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
ShortsThrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold
Nails: OPI Purple With A Purpose

Why I wore it:

Was such a fun day when I wore this. We spent the day with my mum, a little shopping in the morning and then the afternoon at an indoor play place for the boys. They had a wonderful time running around and playing on everything. They are so fearless! There was a 2 storey high inflatable slide and they kept wanting me to take them up over and over again. Hilarious to see their reactions as we slid down. It was also a lovely break from the humidity that had taken hold for most of the week, as it was air conditioned inside. We did a little baking in the evening before dinner too, using a couple of the Caramilk bars I found to make delicious cupcakes.

Accessorising this outfit was easy, I picked the kimono as it was a piece mum got me for Christmas, and the necklace was a gift from her too. The little cross body micro Regan bag meant I could have my phone with me ready to take cute pics of the boys at the playcentre, yet still run around after them when needed.


Last worn: printed kimono, striped tee, distressed denim shorts, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearprinted kimono with printed shorts, striped tee and red jeans, distressed denim shorts and print mixing, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tee at 40 weeks pregnant.



My Latest Handbag Reveal:




In case you missed it, I shared my latest Balenciaga handbag reveal on YouTube! A very special one...



What I wore:

print mixing outfit with stripe tank, floral kimono and bermuda denim shorts | away from blue

floral kimono and Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram stripes and florals autumn print mixing outfit with shorts
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I kept forgetting to share this outfit on Instagram. Not because I didn't like it, just because I wore this on a Wednesday. With the daycare drop off and pickups, a specialist appointment and working from home, I often don't get to look at my phone all day unless it rings. At least on my days in the office I have the commute to spend time on Instagram.

I really like stripes and florals together, although it's not a combination I wear frequently as I don't have that many floral pieces. I do have this awesome floral cocoon kimono through, which I liked with the black striped tank. Made such a comfortable outfit too. This kimono is a slightly thicker fabric than my others (cotton and viscose) so it's really soft, and like being cocooned up in a big lightweight blanket all day!


Last worn: floral cocoon kimono, striped trapeze tank, bermuda denim shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and flares, striped trapeze tank and red jeans, bermuda denim shorts and wrap top, studded sandals and maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag and colourful jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono at 39 weeks, studded sandals in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag in third trimester.



Blue Kimonos Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:


Stripes are a great print to use for pattern mixing - you can pair them with florals, geometric prints, anything really! When I want a little more interest in an outfit, I'll add stripes as they just seem to go with everything. If you're unsure, pick complimenting colours, like I did in the second outfit where the white stripes in the tank tie in with the white in the floral print.


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Friday, 16 March 2018

What To Wear On Days Out With Kids: Model Railway With Printed Tank, Denim Shorts, Kimono

I titled this post what to wear on days out with kids, but honestly this was my staple stay at home mum style for any days with the boys over summer. Shorts, tanks and kimonos. Perfection!

What I wore:

family day out outfit shorts printed tank kimono wynnum model railway brisbane bayside steam | away from blue

JORD Cora wood watch, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram aztec print tank shein crochet trim white kimono denim shorts family day out outfit
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
TankAtmos&Here 'Florida' tank in Aztec print
ShortsThrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold
NailsOPI Koala Bear-y

Why I wore it:

Despite the heat, I had to wear closed in shoes, so I went with my trusty Converse. I don't like wearing closed in shoes on hot days, but those were the rules! We surprised the boys with a trip to the local model railway club, Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway Society. It had been a tough few weeks so I thought a day out was a nice idea.

I've included the video below, the model railway society have a track set up at a park (1900 Wynnum Road) and you can ride on miniature versions of trains. For my train mad boys, it was perfect. We went around a few times, trying out the different trains. So much fun for them. There's a little model race track setup for remote control cars too so we spent some time there before heading away to get lunch.

I knew I'd need a bit of physical sunblock too for being out in the sun, so I added this white kimono over the top of my printed tank and denim shorts. With the gold in the tank, the rose gold filigree heart necklace seemed like a good accessory, as well as the 'harvest gold' / mustard micro Regan bag.

While I did take the Converse off as soon as I got home, the rest of the outfit stayed on. I wore it to film a couple YouTube videos while hubby occupied the boys.


Last worn: crochet trim kimono, Aztec print tank, distressed denim shorts, Converse Chucks, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearcrochet trim kimono and printed shorts, Aztec print tank and skinny jeans, distressed denim shorts and stripes, Converse Chucks and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyAztec print tank and hidden baby bumpConverse Chucks and maternity shorts.



Day Out Vlog





What I wore:

playgroup style OOTD crochet trim shein kimono jeanswest animal print tank bermuda denim shorts | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC with JORD cora purpleheart wood watch | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram jeanswest animal print tank bermuda denim shorts rebecca minkoff mini MAC
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
NecklaceNibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above so much, recreated it again with the same kimono, but different tank and shorts. And different shoes! Havaianas are much better suited to the hot Queensland weather! Swapped the micro Regan bag for my silver mini MAC bag too.

We had a few things to do on this day. I took the boys to a messy play day at playgroup in the morning, then we had the doctors in the afternoon. Not quite as much fun as the day out on the miniature railway, but the boys always enjoy playgroup, especially if it's a messy play day!

Unlike the outfit above, I expected to be holding squirming kids on my lap at least some point in the doctor's waiting room, so I went with a more kid friendly necklace! My boys are passed the teething stage but I still like these silicone teething necklaces as they are safe for them to play with and tug on and I know they won't break them!


Last worn: crochet trim kimono (above), animal print tank, bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearcrochet trim kimono with monochrome outfit, animal print tank and maxi skirt, bermuda denim shorts and wrap top, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag and embroidered shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyanimal print tank hiding 20 week bump, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in third trimester.



Printed Tanks Under $50








How You Can Wear It:


Printed tanks and denim shorts are a comfortable stay at home mum outfit for me in the warmer weather. If you need to add a little physical sunblock, try adding a plain kimono. It's breezy fabric won't overheat you, even on a warm day. The beauty of a printed tank outfit is that just by swapping one tank for another, you change the whole outfit by just changing the print you're wearing. A good way to keep your outfits feeling fresh and new without buying anything extra.


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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Grey Tees, Maxi Skirts, and Tesalate Towel

A good fail-safe wardrobe option for me is a grey tee. With all of the printed pieces in my wardrobe, grey tees are staple pieces I can always pull out when I'm not sure what to wear with something. With brightly coloured printed maxi skirts like the ones I'm wearing before, a grey tee is a simple choice.

What I wore:

slouchy grey teem boho red printed maxi skirt, yellow micro regan bag, SAHM errand style | away from blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram slouchy boho outfit grey tee red printed maxi skirt
Necklace: Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
TeeMarc by Marc Jacobs blossom pocket tee in grey
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I realised I hadn't worn this grey tee for a while and decided to give it a last wear. When I'm not sure about something in my wardrobe or it's been so long between wears, 'the last wear' lets me find out if I still love something and it deserves to stay, or if it needs to leave my wardrobe. I had such mixed opinions about this when I wore it though! Wasn't too happy with it in the photos, but it is so soft, comfortable and I felt great in it all day. It's staying in my wardrobe for now.

I want to try it with something other than this maxi skirt - as I've mentioned before it's a slightly too long thrift find that I just roll up and wear higher on my waist so it's a lot of bulk together with a slouchy tee. I will need to get this skirt tailored, I'm sure it's a keeper now!

Wore this to run a few errands with the boys. I've worn yellow and red together before, and again I really liked the combination. I think the mustard yellow micro Regan bag works nicely with the bright red of the maxi skirt.


Last worn: grey pocket tee, red printed maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weargrey pocket tee in winter, red printed maxi skirt and blue tee, studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancy: grey pocket tee in second trimester.


Grey Tees Under $50:







What I wore:

grey tee, printed maxi skirt, louis vuitton neverfull beach bag outfit | awayfromblue

Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram Tesalate 'this is love' towel sand free
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Bikini: Kiargo 'Captains Bridge' striped bikini
Skirt: thrifted tribal print maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a much-needed relaxing beach day the week before Christmas. My first weekend after finishing up at work for the Christmas break, so some sun was just what was needed.  I'd attempted no-heat curls the night before by plaiting my hair, but as you might have seen on Insta stories it didn't work too well! I ended up throwing my very frizzy and not at all curly hair up into a messy bun and hiding it under my sun hat at the beach. I got the chance to try out my new Tesalate towel at the beach too! They kindly sent me one, the 'this is love' towel.

Tesalate towels are 'sand free', and I was surprised to find that this claim is actually true! I tried to take a video showing how easy it was to flick the sand off the towel, but with my hands full with two toddlers it didn't happen. Trust me, it is sand free. No sand sticks to it, even wet sand. It washed well too.
The only downside is that after we went to the kid's water play area and sat down on the grass to dry off, it accumulated a few leaves on the underside of the towel. So it's good for not taking a bunch of sand home with you, but watch out for leaves and twigs!

I picked the grey tee to wear as I wanted something easy to throw on over my bikini, it was perfect. And my Louis Vuitton neverfull is frequently selected as my beach bag. It's nice to have a big bag to throw everything in when it doesn't fit in the baby bag which is filled with all the usual things plus towels for everyone! (That's another bonus of the Tesalate towel, it folds up so small!).


Last worn: sun hatgrey tee, striped Kiargo bikini, tribal print maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull.

Other ways to wear: sunhat and tunicgrey tee and skinny jeans, tribal print maxi skirt, Louis Vuitton neverfull and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee and maternity pencil skirt, Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull at 38 weeks.




Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:


If you have a printed skirt you're not sure what to pair it with, try a grey tee. It's a classic neutral that goes with everything. Perfect for a casual relaxed day at the beach, or a busy morning running errands.


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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Outfit Formulas: Stripe Tees and Floral Embroidered Olive Shorts

Everyone repeats clothes at some point (even celebrities who probably have more clothes than they could ever possibly wear). In my quest to try and get more use from my wardrobe, I try to wear things a little differently now and then. Instead of completely repeating an outfit piece by piece, I'll take elements I loved and use it to come up with an outfit formula to follow to wear the same thing slightly differently. Like everyone else though, sometimes you just have to repeat an entire outfit head-to-toe!


When I saw these olive embroidered shorts, I instantly thought of wearing them with stripes. I decided to wear them with my foil striped tee, and loved it so much the next time I wore them I picked another striped tee. Same formula, slightly different results.

What I wore:

playgroup Christmas outfit metallic stripe jeanswest tee floral shorts silver mini MAC bag | awayfromblue

Christmas bow bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TeeJeanswest Anika foil stripe tee in white and silver
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!)
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I wore this back in December! I'm usually a little behind with sharing my outfit photos on the blog, but nothing makes me feel more disorganised than sharing December photos in January, with the new year making these last years photos 😂

Delayed posting aside, I really liked this outfit! I wore this for our playgroup Christmas party which I overly shared on Insta stories. I've been going to this playgroup since Toddler T was a baby, he had his first Christmas party there and I always go snap happy taking tons of photos of the boys enjoying the massive picnic spread. There were chocolate eclairs this time, and so of course I have a fair few chocolate face photos!

I thought the metallic foil stripes on the tee and the Christmas bow on my wrist were nice nods to the Christmas theme without getting too dressed up, as there would be a lot of sitting on the ground and running around with toddlers. I did dress the boys up in their novelty Christmas tees though!


Last worn: metallic stripe tee, olive embroidered shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearmetallic stripe tee and floral kimono, olive embroidered shorts and black tee, studded sandals and maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag and denim jacket.

Perfect for pregnancy: studded sandals and maternity shorts, silver mini MAC and maternity denim.



Embroidered Shorts Under $50:








What I wore:

navy stripe tee, olive embroidered floral shorts yellow bag casual summer outfit | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram stripe tee olive floral shorts mustard yellow micro regan bag
NecklaceNibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TeeAtmos&Here navy stripe v-neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I liked the first metallic stripe tee outfit so much that I planned this one, again with the same shoes, although a different Rebecca Minkoff bag. I liked this resulting outfit much I wore it twice! Wore it on Monday, for some errands and a specialist appointment and then again a couple days later on the Wednesday. There was a bit of a stressful day or so in between with an unexpected overnight hospital stay for the little one, and some frantic rescheduling of planned appointments and work for me so that Baby Boy was taken care of.

To make things easier on myself, I just pulled on Monday's outfit again. Another doctor's appointment but also the opportunity to work from home while my mother in law looked after baby boy. An outfit formula is a wonderful way to make getting dressed easy, but there is nothing easier than repeating an entire outfit when you're too stressed to think of anything else!

Crazy backstory aside, I did enjoy wearing this outfit. Nothing really matches, with the navy stripe tee, olive floral embroidered shorts and mustard bag, but I do love the way all of the colours work together.


Last worn: navy stripe tee, olive embroidered shorts (above), studded sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearnavy stripe tee and chambray skirt, olive embroidered shorts and floral kimono, studded sandals and a dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancy: studded sandals in second trimester, stripe tee in third trimester.



How You Can Wear It:


Nothing wrong with repeating an outfit combination you love! But if you want to change things up a little, try using the pieces that you loved from the outfit to make up a formula to follow to recreate a similar one with different pieces. This also works if you're inspired by an outfit you see but don't have the exact pieces in your wardrobe - identify what you liked about the outfit and see if you could create something similar based on that formula.

Outfit formulas work well when you're pushed for time in the mornings too. You can use an outfit you loved for inspiration for a quick outfit another day, just by following the formula you create.



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