Showing posts with label Balenciaga sandals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Balenciaga sandals. Show all posts

Friday, 9 June 2017

Navy Tanks, Jeans and Kimonos

Wearing my favourite kimonos, trying a new outfit colour combination and an old favourite. And also sharing more about what happened when a bird flew into my house, as I mentioned in my Insta stories a few weeks ago.

What I wore:

Navy printed kimono and rubbed tank with burgundy pants, tan ankle boots, brown Chloe Paddington bag | AwayFromBlue

Chloe Paddington in 2007 Brun with burgundy pants | Away From The Blue
NecklaceZanele 40 handmade rope necklace
Tank: Kmart navy ribbed tank
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagChloe Paddington in 2007 Brun

Why I wore it:

This was set to be a busy day. My mother in law came over to watch the boys for a few hours. Before I hopped in the car, as I always do, I stopped for a minute to take photos. Like usual I left the house door open so the boys could watch me and know I was still nearby. Just as I'd taken my photos a flock of noisy miner birds flew overhead and I stood there amazed as one flew into the house through the open door.

Ran in to Toddler T excitedly telling me there had been a bird flying around the ceiling. Poor thing then flew into the window and fell....into Cooper's waiting jaws. Luckily he dropped the little guy on command, and I was able to wrap the injured bird up in a tee that was next to the window. Quickly put him in a cosy little box to rest, called the vet and was going to have just enough time to drop off the bird before racing to my appointment.

The little bird perked up on the way to the vets, was nice to hear him scrabbling around in the box. Was not so nice when I pulled up at the vets, turned off the ignition and he flew out of the box and around the car! After capturing him again and putting him in the box again (much harder this time with him flapping!) I took him into the vets. I'm fairly certain he has no wing damage from Cooper's teeth after he flew around the car, but the vet checked him over to confirm before releasing him. And I was only 5 minutes late for my first appointment of the day, phew!

Outfit wise I really liked the colour combination with the navy and burgundy and brown. I wasn't sure at first but decided to wear it anyway and try something different, and ended up loving this. It's been so long since I last carried this Chloe paddington bag too, brought it out after my bestie wore hers recently. Not a kid friendly bag with the heavy padlock, but nice for spending time without the boys.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, navy kimono, navy ribbed tank, burgundy pants, tan Chelsea ankle boots, Chloe Paddington bag.

Other ways to wearnavy kimono and denim shorts, navy ribbed tank and pink vest, burgundy pants in the office, tan Chelsea ankle boots and chambray dress, Chloe Paddington bag and printed pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: navy printed kimono and green maternity tank, burgundy pants and a belly band with an early bump, ankle boots and dress in second trimester, Chloe Paddington in Second Trimester.


Printed Kimonos Under $50:








What I wore:

Someday's Lovin Yakuza kimono navy breastfeeding tank Jeanswest skinny jeans | SAHM Style AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | Away From The Blue Blog
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankMEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey (on sale, 20% off!)

Why I wore it:

This is an outfit pic that got lost on my computer- it's from April! As you can probably tell by the sandals. Definitely not sandal weather now, winter has arrived in Brisbane.

To break up the monochrome outfit I added the pink Balenciaga sandals and the printed kimono. I love this grey kimono, it's got so many different colours in the print that it works nicely with so much of my wardrobe.

Unlike the outfit combination, I knew this colour combination would work as I've worn the navy tank and floral kimono together before.

This pic had gone unnoticed on my computer for a while as when I was wearing this outfit I took a picture for a Jeanswest competition on Instagram. Sadly I didn't win, but I did have fun taking over 20 photos as the boys ran around in circles! This outfit picture was in a big block of those photos and I hadn't gone through them to realise I still had an unposted blog picture. Glad I could share it now, as I really liked this outfit.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), Somedays Lovin' kimono, navy breastfeeding tank, skinny jeans, Balenciaga studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB satchel.

Other ways to wear: Somedays Lovin' kimono and green top, navy breastfeeding tank and striped maxi skirt, skinny jeans and grey tee, Balenciaga studded sandals and chambray dress, 30 ways to wear Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB satchel.


Perfect for pregnancy: kimono and maternity shorts in third trimester, navy tank in third trimester, studded sandals in second trimester with maxi dress, MAM bag and maternity pencil skirts.


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How You Can Wear It:



A navy tank is a great neutral basic that can be worn many ways in your wardrobe. If your outfit is feeling a little plain or monochromatic, add a printed kimono for some more colour and interest. Picking a similarly coloured kimono like in the first picture is a good fail-safe idea if you're playing with colours elsewhere in your outfit.



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Friday, 5 May 2017

Maxi Dresses and Denim Jackets For Church

With the autumn weather starting to arrive in Queensland, you will be seeing lots of different levels of layered outfits if you follow me on instagram as the weather is quite varied. One thing it thankfully always is though is cooler in the morning and evenings. That means for two early morning starts to attend church I needed an extra layer over my maxi dresses, and this denim jacket was perfect.

I bought this denim jacket either before or during my uni days - can't remember exactly. I'm sure it's clocked up more than 30 wears but I didn't regularly take outfit pictures before I started the blog. I love a maxi dress and denim jacket outfit when it's cooler.

What I wore:

wearing a maxi dress in autumn with denim jacket, colourful easter outfit | Away From Blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
BeltRalph Lauren silk scarf worn as belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This was my Easter Sunday church outfit! I usually go to (and volunteer at) Church Online. But for special occasions it's nice to go to an actual physical church building. Currently swimming lessons are stopping us from going regularly but I'll want to take the boys more often when they get bigger.

This is easily one of my favourite maxi dresses - it was a perfect pregnancy dress too, and is a dedicated nursing piece. With the denim jacket it was perfect for a morning at church, watching the boys eat chocolate eggs with lunch and then going out for dinner with the family.

Picked the scarf to wear as a belt as pastels are perfect for Easter, and I'd started to feel I was always wearing this maxi dress with a gold belt so wanted to change it up a little. I think the pink, lilac and aqua of the bag all worked really nicely together in this outfit.


Last worn: denim jacket, Ralph Lauren scarf, MEV nursing maxi dress, Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket for double denim, Ralph Lauren scarf and little black dress, MEV nursing maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant, Balenciaga sandals and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag and floral kimono.


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What I wore:

denim jacket, Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This was another church outfit! Wore this to go to a new church that a family friend had started up. It was their first time in a new building and it's kind of close to where we live so we wanted to go and support them on their first day.

Although this maxi dress is a bold and colourful choice on it's own, I decided to branch out a little and pair the mustard yellow micro Regan bag with it. A very colourful outfit for me, but one I really loved!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, denim jacket (above), tropical print maxi dress, gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and skirt, tropical print maxi dress for the beach, gladiator sandals and denim shorts, mustard yellow bag and grey tees.




Denim Jackets Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:



You don't have to reserve your maxi dresses for spring and summer! Wear them in autumn or any cooler day with a denim jacket for warmth and an easy, simple outfit. Perfect for the days when you're in a rush trying to get yourself and two toddlers organised and out the door.



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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Button Up Shirts And Denim Shorts with Rebecca Minkoff Bags

First, Shopbop currently have a 40% off sale on! Only for 3 days, so be quick! You can shop it here.

Last time I wore a button up shirt and denim shorts outfit formula it was much too hot. Not an ideal choice for summer! Now some autumn weather has arrived and it was a little cooler, it was the perfect choice of outfit.

What I wore:

mint pinstripe button up shirt casual denim shorts OneTeaspoon outfit | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Ava elephant pendant teething necklace
Shirt: Target mint stripe shirt
ShortsOneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black (C/O, on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey
NailsOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

It's been a while since I'd worn this shirt so got it out. I'd planned to wear it in the postpartum days for easy breastfeeding but the weather and my larger than usual chest at the time didn't allow it! Even though I've worn it with a baby bump in the past... it fits perfectly again now. Nice and simple outfit for a morning spent with my mum and taking the boys to rhyme time at the library.

The bag is one I haven't worn for a while either! It's easily the favourite Rebecca Minkoff bag in my collection. I do have a lot of the cute mini MAC bags but this one works for every situation - you can wear it cross body, it can fit a ton in and I've worn it to work as well as just for days like this where I'm running around with the boys.

Previously when I gushed about this bag I was sharing some of the places you could get it second hand online as it was discontinued. I'm really pleased it's being made again and I know if I wasn't doing #6MonthsWithoutShopping I'd probably have bought it in another colour too! (I like this blush pink one)


Last worn: pinstripe shirt, OneTeaspoon denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearpinstripe shirt in the office, OneTeaspoon denim shorts in Spring, grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag adn colourful cardis.



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What I wore:

Jeanswest Tory textured shirt, Trinity Bermuda denim shorts mustard yellow accessories | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
ShirtJeanswest Tory textured shirt (on sale!)
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold
NailsOPI Russian Navy

Why I wore it:

Very similar to the last time I wore this shirt, just with different accessories. I really like the yellow against the navy. I've been loving this mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag as it goes so nicely with blue, and I have a lot of blue in my wardrobe. Wore this to go to my local ABA mother's group.

First time I wore this shirt I wasn't a fan of how it sat tucked in, so I wore it untucked again. I need to try it tucked in again with something other than shorts. I'm thinking it will be great with a pencil skirt when I return to work soon.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, navy textured button up shirt, bermuda denim shorts, Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearnavy textured button up shirt and printed shorts, bermuda denim shorts and kimono, Balenciaga sandals and a maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and spring layers.



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How You Can Wear It:



Button up (or button down!) shirts don't have to be reserved for corporate life. They pair nicely with denim, and are great with denim shorts for mild spring or autumn days. If you're breastfeeding they are a practical and economical option as you probably already have one in your wardrobe.



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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Bermuda Denim Shorts: Minimalist Vs Maximalist Outfits

Although I bought these bermuda denim shorts in November last year, I am consistently surprised when I go to create a new 30 wears series post and find out I haven't yet worn them 30 times. Over summer and our currently mild autumn I feel that I've been wearing them too much, and have to try and change it up a little and give some of my other shorts some love!

I'm wearing them below with a classic minimal combo with a simple top, and with an extra layer for a more maximalist outfit.

What I wore:

cobalt blouson tee, Bermuda denim shorts floral somedays lovin' kimono | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey, MAM Morning After Bag silver bracelet stack | AwayFromBlue
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Top: thrifted Dotti blue tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Wore this for Baby Boy's weekly weigh and spending some time with my mum in the afternoon. 4 months into 6 months without shopping and I'm still uncovering things in my wardrobe that haven't been worn in a while. Last time I wore this cobalt blouson top I wasn't impressed with the way it fitted while breastfeeding, but decided to hold onto it a little longer. Since I'm breastfeeding less often I'm finding things are fitting a little more like they used to pre-baby. I am glad I kept this top, I enjoyed wearing it.

Despite the top having an embellished neckline, I wanted to add a little more to the outfit so went with a colourful printed kimono. I've worn this top and necklace together before, but felt the kimono added a little something extra. The grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag was the perfect accessory and has recently been re-released, so it's in stock now!


Last worn: Somedays Lovin' kimonoblouson tee, bermuda denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearkimono and print mixingblouson tee in the office, bermuda denim shorts and pink vest, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and skinny jeans.


Bermuda Denim Shorts Under $50:







What I wore:

Atmos&Here Arlene navy wrap top, Jeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts pink accessories | Away From Blue

denim shorts, Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TopAtmos & Here Arlene wrap top in navy
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I picked colourful accessories to wear with this outfit too, but it's more minimal with just the teething necklace and sandals adding colour to a basic top and shorts combo. The blue Balenciaga bag goes perfectly with the navy wrap top. Wanted something easy and breastfeeding friendly to wear for Baby Boy's vaccinations.

Unlike the outfit above, I didn't add an extra layer to the outfit and kept it basic. Had anticipated a tough day with a cranky baby so simple was best.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, navy wrap top, Bermuda denim shorts (above), Balenciaga studded sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearnavy wrap top and maxi skirt, Bermuda denim shorts and slouchy teeBalenciaga studded sandals and florals, Balenciaga tempete day bag and embroidered blouse.


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How You Can Wear It:

Sometimes a simple outfit is just what you need for the day's activities, other days you might want to be more maximalist and add prints and colour with a piece like a kimono or printed cardigan. It's helpful to have a good go-to base like denim shorts that will work with whatever kind of outfit you have in mind.


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Friday, 7 April 2017

Chambray and Pink: Different Shades and Lengths with Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

I've shared many times about my love for blue and pink together. I like wearing pink with denim, so when I wore two of my chambray pieces recently I paired them with two different shades of pink. A maxi skirt with a magenta pink tank and a dress with a dusty pink vest.

What I wore:

Sass & Bide neon tank chambray noisy may denim maxi skirt teething necklace outfit | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TopSass and Bide 'Musical Genius' tank (similar, at 40% off!)
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Pulled this together at the last minute to go out for dinner with the in-laws. The style challenge for the day was 'denim your way', this chambray maxi skirt was brilliant as although it was evening it was still too warm for jeans or a denim jacket.

I wasn't sure what necklace to wear with this - the tank has magenta and neon orange with the neutrals, but I knew as we'd be going out to a restaurant I'd need a few tricks to keep Baby Boy amused. As suspected, the necklace came in handy as he could play and fling it around without it actually going on the floor, unlike some of his other toys.... When trying on a few of the teething necklaces I have I was pleased to see how well this necklace matched the pink on the tank, I'm sure to wear this combination again!

Not the first time I've worn this chambray maxi skirt with magenta pink either!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Sass & Bide tank, chambray maxi skirt, two tone sandals, Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag.

Other ways to wearSass & Bide tank and print mixing with stripes, chambray maxi skirt in winter, two tone sandals and printed skirt, Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag and pink dress.




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What I wore:

Jeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress, Peri drape sleeveless jacket vest dusty pink | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff Love quilted cross body bag in charcoal grey | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
JacketJeanswest Peri drape sleeveless jacket (on sale!)
DressJeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress (C/O)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'layer player' but despite it being autumn, it was much too hot to think about layering. This sleeveless jacket is a good layering piece for hot days.

I was inspired to try this by seeing vests and dresses worn together on a few different blogs. I wasn't sure how this vest would work with the dress, so picked a quiet day to try it. Although I like the colour combination I wasn't sure how the shapes would work together. A quiet day running errands was good to give the new silhouette a try. Although not quite an outfit fail, I liked the idea of this outfit better than the actual resulting outfit. Blue and pink is a good colour combination, but these two pieces together weren't my favourite.


Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarer (above), dusty pink vest, chambray dress, Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love (above).

Other ways to weardusty pink vest worn two ways, chambray dress and ankle boots, Balenciaga sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag and winter layers.



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Try pairing your chambray with something pink. You can wear it with a little like a printed tank with only a small percentage of pink, or go all out and wear a pink vest or jacket with it. A pink scarf would be nice with chambray in cooler weather too.


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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Black Maxi Dresses, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bags

I've shared my love of bright maxi dresses recently, but you can't beat a classic black maxi dress. It lets you wear colourful accessories without worrying about colours clashing.

When I bought the embellished maxi dress below I got rid of an older black maxi dress I had, but then a few months later picked up a second halter neck one in an opshop sale. While I'm not sure I need two black maxi dresses, I have been enjoying having both in my wardrobe. A black maxi dress is a neutral base that lets you wear any other colours you like.

What I wore

embellished black maxi dress, colourful silicone necklace and Rebecca Minkoff crossbody mini MAC Bag | AwayFromBlue

black maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (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:

This maxi dress always feels a little special with the embellishments on the neckline. I'm aware that if I try to 'save' it in my wardrobe for a perfect occasion it will never get worn. While it's nice to feel dressed up for something like a family photoshoot, it's also good to add a little sparkle to everyday and so I wore this out to playgroup in the morning. It was definitely overdue a wear, last being worn almost a year ago while I was pregnant! It was worn to playgroup then too as I felt it was overdue a wear, ha!

I then foolishly attempted to go out in the afternoon again, where both the boys greatly amused the people waiting in line at the post office as I tried to mail some parcels of things I'd sold on ebay. Luckily they didn't get up to too much mischief!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, embellished maxi dress, Balenciaga gladiator sandals, aquamarine mini MAC.

Other ways to wearembellished maxi dress for Christmas day, pink Balenciaga gladiator sandals and shorts, aquamarine mini MAC and pink vest.



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What I wore:

black jersey halterneck maxi dress, colourful stripe printed cross body bag | AwayFromBlue

Black Maxi, Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Dress: black Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

We had a playdate in the city so I knew a maxi dress would keep me cool and comfortable. The Queensland State Library has an area called 'The Corner' for kids which had a construction theme, perfect for Toddler T. Cooper didn't seem to like this outfit much, not wanting to be pictured near it, but I loved it. The plain black maxi dress is perfect with the printed Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

I find the little Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bags great for a day out with the boys - I can keep all the essentials on me while having my hands free (and the baby bag on the stroller) or even slip the bag into the baby bag if needed.

This striped mini MAC bag hasn't been worn as much as my other ones (like the aqua one above) as sometimes I find it tricky to pair with an outfit, but a plain black dress like this is perfect.


Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarer (above), black halterneck maxi dress, studded sandals, striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearblack halterneck maxi dress and denim jacket, studded sandals and printed skirt, striped Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.



Embellished or Halterneck Black Maxi Dresses Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:

Black maxi dresses provide an awesome backdrop for a colourful or printed bag - it really makes colours pop. A bright bag is a easy way to change up any neutral outfit, not just a LBD.



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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.



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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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