Friday, 21 November 2014

Simple Maxi Dress Outfits To Beat The Heat With Minimal Accessories

Keeping things simple, just two printed maxi dress outfits I wore. One that's a keeper, and one that's being added to the donate pile.


Here's what I wore to host my mother's group:
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs


A nice comfortable but still slightly dressed up outfit for hosting my mother's group! Each week, a few of us mummies meet up at someone's house, and I offered to host it this time around.

I like how easy maxi dresses are to wear, but how they make it look like you put a bit of effort in! I spent most of the morning cleaning and preparing for everyone to come over, and the dress was comfortable enough for that too. Not sure I'll be hosting the ladies again for a while though, Cooper was most displeased that I didn't let him play with everyone's babies and only let him watch from the sidelines! Baby T was less grouchy than Cooper, haha!


Last worn: blue maxi dress, Havaianas.



Here's what I wore to go out shopping:
Pearl black and white printed jersey maxi dress simple Aussie Summer Outfit
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
DressPearl black and white jersey maxi dress
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH


Another maxi dress! Went out to the local library with baby T in the morning, and then had some errands and shopping to do in the afternoon. A maxi dress seemed like the best idea to beat the heat.

This dress isn't staying in my wardrobe though. I'm trying to reduce the size of my wardrobe so it's full of pieces I love to wear. I want to wear everything I own, not have overflowing wardrobe(s!) full of pieces that never see the light of day.

This dress sounds so good - a black and white printed maxi dress, really practical! However it wasn't very nice to wear this time. The stretchy little band that sits across the waist got a little stretched out over the baby bump when I last wore it I think, it kept sagging and flapping around all day. I could remove the band, it's stitched on, but I don't like the look of the dress without it as much as I do with it.

So after debating getting it altered or just letting it go, I've decided to just donate this dress. Someone else won't be annoyed by the band, or will be happy to take it off. I bought the maxi dress back in 2010 from Asos, and worn it 6 times in the past couple of years since I've had the blog, so it's had a good run!


Last worn: Ray-Ban wayfarersprinted maxi dress, Balenciaga studded sandals.





Linking up with Fab Favourites, Casual Friday, Passion for Fashion today.


Follow Away From the Blue on:
Bloglovin : Facebook : Twitter : Google Plus : Instagram
 : Youtube

36 comments:

  1. The blue maxi is nice!

    XO CHAMA FASHION
    www.chamafashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love both of these on you. I have been thinking the same thing about my wardrobe and really trying to donate or take to the resale shop things I don't wear much. It's not good to have a closet full of clothes that you only sort of like. Your mothers group sounds really great.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm trying to make much more of an effort too, it's tricky but not impossible, you can do it! :)

      Delete
  3. Love your maxis! They look so comfortable, and stylish too.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the print of that second dress! It's so much fun :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. You always have the always have the cutest maxi dresses! Have a great weekend! (:

    http://accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love maxi dresses (or skirts) as well, they look great and are so comfy - especially if it's hot out but you don't want to show legs :) Like these looks!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Two cute dresses! I love how your dog photo-bombed the first one! :) I have a cat that likes to creep into my pictures!
    Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. That's too bad about your black and white maxi dress - I love the pattern and details of it. Your blue maxi is pretty, too, and looks perfect for hosting guests. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mica!

    ReplyDelete
  9. They're both lovely! I prefer the blue one though. I've never worn a maxi dress, I feel like I can't pull them off.

    I love how your dog always gets in the shots :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should give a maxi dress a go! Even a shortie like me can wear them, anyone can! :)

      Delete
  10. I love both of these maxi dresses!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    ReplyDelete
  11. Both maxi dresses are pretty but the blue one caught my attention. You're beautiful :)

    Have a great day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. nice dresses!

    xo T.
    initialed.ca

    ReplyDelete
  13. So cute! I love the blue dress - and the necklace is perfect. Love House of Harlow pieces.

    - Sarah :)
    www.thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Both maxis look stunning on you! I love love love your necklace in your top look! It's so fun with that dress of yours!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Both dresses are really pretty; especially the one you'll like to donate. It has such lovely pattern. Also, I like the idea of being in a "mothers group," it's so cool.
    Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  16. love these dresses! and the house of harlow necklace is gorgeous!

    -Ruya
    sweetshortandstylish.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Maxi dresses are such a simple pick. They are hassle free & easy to wear. I can't decide which dress I like better. :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like both dresses but the 2nd one is my favorite! You look stunning! xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

    ReplyDelete
  19. Don't know what to wear? Throw a maxi dress on! Haha voila, instant outfit :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly! Such an easy way to dress, hehe! :)

      Delete
  20. Both dresses are beautiful, and I'm sure the next owner will it appreciate your donation :)

    Mili

    ReplyDelete
  21. I do really love both dresses on you. Over Christmas break I need to work on thinning out the herd in my closet!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Looking fab in those maxis! Still hard to wrap my mind around it being summertime there!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh that's such a shame about the last maxi, because the print is really pretty. But I imagine taking out the band would also alter the way the dress hangs on you too. I guess it'll find a new home and get worn, because it does deserve to be worn again and again!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I'm sure someone will love it more than me, I just need easy to wear perfect pieces and not "pieces that would be perfect if..." taking up room in my wardrobe :)

      Delete
  24. Very chic and elegant! I adore both dresses, and you look amazing in them! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love both these maxi dresses! Especially the blue one. And haha see your pup in the background!

    xo, carli
    Puppies and Polka Dots

    ReplyDelete
  26. Both are really cute on you, I love maxi dresses but it's so cold in Toronto right now I can't wear them as much except with lots of layers which sometimes doesn't work. Hope you had a great weekend:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Both of them look so good Mica! I especially love that blue one. You wear maxi dresses well!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    ReplyDelete
  28. Yes, the maxis DO make it look like there was a little extra done :)
    We are also entering summer here as rainy season is almost over !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's one of the reasons I love maxi dresses! :)

      Delete
  29. Thank you all for your kind comments!

    ReplyDelete

Your feedback on my outfits and any constructive criticism is welcomed. I appreciate the time you take to leave a kind comment. Make sure to tick 'Notify me' if you've asked a question so you get an email response :)

Feel free to leave a link to your blog so I can check it out. "Follow me" or "follow for follow" comment spam will not be published.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...