Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year! Star Print Shirt and Shorts. Print Mixing: Stripe Tank and Mini Skirt

This will be my last post for 2014! Crazy to think that I've been blogging for 3 years. Over 700 posts!

Thank you all for following along with my blog! 2014 has been a good year for me personally, being able to share my pregnancy news and maternity outfits with you, and the arrival of our little baby T. It's also been a year that has hit hard in other ways. Definitely a year of growth, and of re-prioritising. I don't think anyone, especially fellow Australians, have made it through the year without something making them stop and reflect. We are lucky in so many ways.

This little daily outfit blog has been good for letting me indulge in a bit of 'me-time' and some light-hearted, frivolous chatter about fashion and clothes and accessories. I'm just here to share my personal style, as I try to reduce the size of my wardrobe by wearing everything to decide if I should keep it and thinking harder about what I buy. It's so nice to have people supporting my little hobby, through shopping through my affiliate links or leaving a kind comment. Its been lovely making some new bloggy friends too!

No matter what 2014 held for you, 2015 is a new year, a chance to start over. You can change as much or as little as you want. But whatever you decide to start doing, stop doing or continue doing, I hope that 2015 is a happy year for you and those you love.

Now, onto the outfits!


Here's what I wore to do a little bit of shopping:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
Shirt: thrifted Zara star print shirt
ShortsJeanswest denim cuff shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey


The style challenge for the day was 'off the cuff', I knew with the heat I'd be wearing my denim cuffed shorts, and I decided to wear the shirt too just because of the cuffed sleeves. I thought as I'd be spending the morning in air conditioning that the shirt would be okay, especially when paired with shorts, but I ended up rolling the sleeves up as the humidity cranked up during the day.

This is the first time I've featured this necklace on the blog - although I have worn it before. It was an afterthought to my work lunch outfit so I didn't get a photo of it, but it helped entertain baby T as we ate lunch. My mother in law got me it for my birthday, and I've already ordered a couple more pieces. It's baby teething jewellery, which is perfect for an inquisitive, grabby and drooly little boy like baby T. I wore it as I thought we might be a while out at the stores and I wanted to be able to keep him amused easily. If he's sitting in his stroller I can just pull the necklace off and dangle it in front of him, and when I'm carrying him he can tug and play away without me worrying he's going to drop it. Does anyone else have experience with silicone jewellery for teething babies? Any good brands or styles I should look out for? I've been impressed with this one so far.


Last worn: star print shirt, denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag.



Here's what I wore to pop out to the shops again:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
TopGlassons striped tank in silver marle and white
Skirt: Roxy succulents pleated skirt in Indigo
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey


Baby T might be over 6 months old, but the mummy-brain forgetfulness is still in full force! I had to go out again to do the final grocery run before Christmas, after failing to reference the list I'd written the previous day and forgetting a few things. I wasn't really happy with the idea of shopping so close to Christmas, but we got in early and got what we needed before the big rush, thankfully. Only took a little longer than I wanted.

The style challenge for the day was 'going up': hemlines or hair or socks. I thought a mini skirt would fit the challenge well, and it was okay for walking around Woolies with baby in his stroller. Not the most ideal outfit for playtime and tummy time at home afterwards though, the hem felt much too short! Had a little bit of print mixing with the striped tank. I wore this skirt with stripes last time I wore it too.


Last worn: Wayfarers (see above), striped tank, Roxy mini skirt, Asos sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (above).





Linking up with Whatcha Wearing Wednesday, Style Me Wednesday, Passion for Fashion, Casual Friday.



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32 comments:

  1. I love that first look. Your blouse is adorable. Have a wonderful New Year! :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  2. Happy New Year to you Mica! I love the sheer black and white dotted shirt! I am so glad I have found your blog and youtube! I have really been enjoying reading them and I am blessed to have your support in return :) Wish you a very happy 2015 with your lovely family (baby T and Cooper!) Much much more happiness and success to come in your way <3

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm so glad to have found your blog also! Hope you have a wonderful year! :)

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  3. Your message was so beautiful! I started A Very Sweet Blog 3 years ago too. So glad to have found your blog. Your spirit is always beautiful both inside and out. Keep up the great work. I always love seeing your outfits and what you put together. It's always so cute. God bless you and your family in 2015. So much to look forward to. I love your start shirt! Looks pretty on you. Great stripe and flower combination. I love that your clothes are light! You don't weigh yourself down. They flow! They move!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Congrats on your 3 year blogaversary Kim! :) I always love your posts and your thoughtful and kind comments. So glad to have found your blog, you are a wonderful friend!

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  4. Such great outfits!! Love both :D

    Happy New Year!
    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/

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  5. 2014 was definitely an important year for you with the new bub! hope 2015 is even more amazing and for all the years to come :) I've enjoyed reading your blog and thanks for the regular interaction!

    the star blouse is so adorable and I know what you mean about thinking the aircon would be ok with it- but seriously 2 minutes of stepping outside in the sun and you start sweating already :( I didn't even know there was a baby teething necklace lol, what a clever invention!

    Metallic Paws

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    1. haha yes it was a great year, I can't believe this year he turns 1! Time really does fly.

      The teething necklaces are such a great idea, especially when I forget to pick up a couple of his teething toys to throw in the baby bag, I can use the necklace instead! :)

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  6. nice
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

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  7. It's so great to hear your blog is your space of me-time and that you're writing it along the journey of re-sizing your wardrobe! Happy new year, hope 2015 will be kind to you :)

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  8. I love that Rebecca Minkoff bag! I don't think I have seen it before. Your sandals in the second look are amazing too. I always love having a good pair like that which you can wear with anything. Happy 2015!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. I haven't had the bag long, it was a birthday gift I've only gotten it recently :)

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  9. great print mixing with the stripes and floral. happy new year to you too!

    cute & little

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  10. Well stated. Blogging continues to be a good way to chat about and share one's hobby (in this case, personal style, of course). You look chic as usual. Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year! :) Like you said, it's fun to have a little frivolous hobby :)

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  11. Happy happy new year Mica!! Congrats on the 3 years of blogging. Amazing! I just finished my first year and it's exciting to imagine year 3. This hobby of ours is so fun. Btw the weather looks so good where you are, I LOVE the summery outfits. It's freezing right now here. The flower skirt is so cute. XOXO, Elif

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    1. You have come so far in your first year, the next year will be even bigger and better for you I'm sure! :)

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  12. 700 posts?! That is impressive, way to go! Happy New Year!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Yep, this was post 705! I can't believe it, so many posts haha!

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  13. Happy New Year Mica and congrats on the 3 successful years of blogging and your amazing 700 posts. I adore the outfits here, casual and super cute, especially the one with the skirt!

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  14. wonderful looks..and 700 post is really an impressive number! I also celebrated 3 years of blogging recently<3 well, I forgot about the anniversary truth be told, but I'm still happy about it and that I've kept blogging.

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  15. I wish I could go shopping in an outfit like that right now, bummer I live in the North! Really like the polka-dot blouse.

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  16. Happy new year Mica! So exciting that you've reached 700 posts! A little blogging can go a long way! (:

    www.accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com

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  17. Looking good! I hope you'll have a great, fabulous and fantastic new year!
    x Angela // bouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow 700 posts, congratulations! I love your denim cut off shorts look and how you paired it with a fancier top and necklace. I love how you can have pieces that you love and yet it takes a while for the piece to make its way onto the blog. I think your necklaces blog debut is adorable.

    Good luck with 2015! Looking forward to following along.

    Chelsea

    Ginger Side of Life

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  19. What a great shirt! I am loving Navy at the moment! What a year you have had!
    Cant wait to follow along in 2015.
    x Kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.com

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  20. I have heard a lot of moms talk about their memory being compromised after they've had kids !
    I absolutely adore they grey Rebecca Minkoff :)

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  21. Thank you all for your kind comments! :) Happy New year to you all, hope 2015 is a great one for you! :)

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