Monday, 18 August 2014

ASOS Pastel Aztec Print Scarf with Cobalt Blue and Purple

Here's what I wore to take baby T for a check up:
asos aztec pastel scarf cobalt blue leather jacket grey skater dress ankle boots
Jacket: Wittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
Scarf: Asos pastel Aztec print scarf (on sale!, new purchase)
Dress: Asos grey skater dress (on sale!, new purchase)
ShoesAsos Aggie leather western ankle boots in black
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag


Took the opportunity to get out of PJs and take baby for a check up at our local child health clinic. We have been visiting a lot as it's nice to have a reason to get up and get out of the house with baby, rather than just walking Cooper! Baby T is thriving, our frequent visits are just taking advantage of all the support we have available. For those not in Australia, at the clinic you can book appointments to have regular and ad-hoc chats with the nurses, attend sessions about various baby and child related things (like advice on settling baby to sleep!), and just go to weigh baby and make sure everything is progressing well. It's a fantastic service! I'm very grateful to have access to so much help and support as a new mother.

First time I've worn this recently purchased scarf, it's so pretty. I paired it with the grey dress (also on its first wear) as I thought the pastel colours paired worked well. Couldn't resist adding just a little more colour with the cobalt blue of this leather jacket though. It's a good piece for the Style and Shenanigans texture challenge: leather.
It's almost Spring, and I've only worn this jacket twice this Winter. I paid full price for it, and it's the most expensive clothing item I own - even have some handbags that are cheaper! It has been worn so little this year as I'm a little worried about holding a newborn baby around it. I'm trying to wear the jacket on days I don't have to be out long and shouldn't need to feed baby T, to avoid any accidents. When I was a little girl, I left my mark on a family friend's leather jacket, and even after dry cleaning it was never the same....wouldn't want that to happen to this! Hopefully will get more wear next year.


Last worn: blue leather jacket, Asos ankle boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs baby bag. First time I've worn the scarf and dress as they are recent purchases.



Here's what I wore to go to the post office:
blanket scarf denim jacket maxi skirt pastels blue and purple new mum outfit
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfAsos pastel Aztec print scarf
TeeSpectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag
StrollerSteelcraft Strider Compact


Loved wearing this scarf so much I wore it again the very next day! Just a nice casual outfit to go to the post office and run some errands with baby T. Paired the pastels with blue again, and some purple with the tee. It was such a warm day, I ended up taking the denim jacket off as we walked home in the sunshine. The scarf kept me cosy enough.

As this is the second time I've worn the scarf (and I'm evaluating all my July purchases), the final verdict:
It's certainly much bigger than I expected, a nice blanket size scarf. I didn't check the measurements before I bought it. It's warm and I like the print and colours. I'm just concerned it might be a little too big on me, what do you think? Need to think of more creative ways to tie and wear it in future. Might not get worn as much as I thought it would as the weather warms, but it was a bargain at under $10 (on sale with an extra % off) so I should still get my money's worth from the purchase.


Last worn: pastel printed scarf (see above), denim jacket, purple tee, black maxi skirt, Converse, MbMJ baby bag (see above).

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42 comments:

  1. I have said it many times. You have the best collection of scarves, period. Love this pastel one. =)

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  2. That's a lovely scarf! Beautiful pattern and color combination.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  3. It's such a pretty scarf! Such lovely colours and I love that it's so big and comfy x

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  4. Love the colors in your scarf! The clinic visits sound like such an amazing service! I would imagine it is really helpful to have access to others for that type of support. Sounds like you all are doing well!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Yes, we are very lucky to have so much support!

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  5. I love both ways that you styled that scarf! So pretty!

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  6. I love your fun scarf. It will be a good one to wear all season long. I am majorly crushing over your blue leather jacket! I love the color and cut! It's perfect!

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  7. hi mica! i seriously love your scarf collection.... i adore every single one you've posted! :)

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  8. While it is a *little* bit big, I think the scarf is fun. I'm a big scarf person, and I am getting tired of seeing the same size infinity scarf in the stores! I do love them, but this is different and eye-catching and I like it!

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    1. It is a very fun scarf, and like you said a good change from the usual :)

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  9. I wish I looked as glam to go to the post office! Cute dog by the way :)

    Check out my blog: alexandranicolexo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha thanks! Got to take the opportunity to get out of PJs now! :)

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  10. Love the pattern and the colour of the scarf. I LOVE scarf for winter. It is the easiest way to dress up any outfit not to mention keeping you warm.

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  11. big blanket scarves are my favorite. i think it's fine if you look a little bit bundled up, it is winter after all! the new mom services in australia sound amazing. glad you and baby T are being well taken care of!

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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    1. Very true, it does keep me cosy!

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  12. I like the way you styled it in the first photo Mica! It's a fabulous print and looks gorgeous on you. You have some wonderful services available to you! Glad baby is well!

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  13. I hate it when you have something that is almost too beautiful to wear! What is worse - leaving it pristine in the closet and never enjoying it, or wearing it and risking getting it dirty?
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. I do need to ask myself that more often! Much rather just set the jacket aside for now while baby is so small and messy, I'm sure to get lots of wear from it next year!

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  14. I think the scarf looks great! I think the big blanket scarf trend is fun!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  15. What a gorgeous scarf!!! In love! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  16. This scarf is indeed beautiful..love the color and the print so much!! That cobalt blue jacket is gorgeous on the first outfit.. So very pretty!!

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  17. It's a great scarf and it looks like you are putting it to great use. If it's a really big scarf, you could tie it and wear it as a vest too.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. That is a great idea! Shame it's sheer though :(

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  18. This pastel tribal scarf is certainly adorable! Love the use you're getting out of it :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  19. Thank you for your lovely comment. I really like your scarf on this look. Hope to see some more next week.

    love
    Ash

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  20. The scarf is truly pretty! Pastels are still one of my favourites during summer.
    Rathana ✪FabFashionaire.com

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  21. Love this outfit and I reckon you'll get lots of wear from this jacket - its a beauty. I know what you mean about taking care around the kids though - I was madly wiping my 3 year old's vegemite/mandarin covered hands all day! Thanks for joining in the #snstexture challenge too! xxx

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    1. Haha yes I just need to be very careful when I wear it near baby!

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  22. aw, such a cute outfit. love the scraf

    Kisses,
    www.taislany.com

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  23. You look so lovely in this outfit and I love your scarf, it has amazing print and color as well! :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love the 1st jacket!
    Thanks for joining last week's Style Me Wednesday link-up! Hope to see you there tomorrow!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

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  25. I love the colours and how big that scarf is ! and yes, sometimes I feel guilty about wearing items that are almost "too beautiful" to just wear to an errand.
    I am glad to hear that the medical services there work. You don't want to get me started with all the terribleness in our system.

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  26. I love this scarf! The colors are so pretty! That leather jacket is a classic piece you will be able to wear for years so don't worry that much that you haven't worn it this year.

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. Yep it's definitely got a lot of wear in previous years! :)

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  27. That's a beautiful scarf and adds a lovely touch of color to both outfits! How nice you have all those baby health services available!

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  28. I love this Asos scarf! Looks great on you, but I can relate to what you said. I got a Coach scarf as a gift last spring. Love the scarf, but I find it's super big. The Cons are a great compliment! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  29. Great casual outfit for a doctor's appointment! The scarf is a nice touch, very pretty!

    xo
    Alexis
    http://thosethreads.com

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  30. Love the scarf!!! the colours are stunning and will work for spring too!
    Great purchase!
    x Kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.com

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  31. Thank you all for your kind comments! :)

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  32. Have I already said how much I adore the scarf? because I do! You look great :-)

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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