Friday, 5 December 2014

Maxi Dresses and Handbags: Casual Catch Up and Christmas Party

Here's what I wore to catch up with some other mummies:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster


Wore this maxi dress out to the babies group at the local library to catch up with all the other mummies. I like wearing maxi skirts and dresses to this event each week as when I sit down on the floor with baby T, the dress makes an impromptu mat for baby T, if I've forgotten to include one of his little tummy time rugs in the baby bag!

This wasn't how I originally wore the maxi dress though. I usually tuck the elastic panel in under itself when I wear this dress (like here), and belt it so it stays in place. It makes it the perfect length for me. I was in such a rush that morning that I forgot to belt it. So I stood up holding baby T, and nearly tripped on the hem of the dress as I did so. I quickly tied a knot in the bottom of the dress to keep it off the floor, and wrapped a hair tie around it to keep it in place. I actually kinda liked the look when I got home! Not the most perfectly executed knot, but it stopped me tripping over myself and it was nice to wear this dress a little differently from the usual! Held in place when I went grocery shopping afterwards too.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs little Ukita bag.



Here's what I wore for a Christmas party:
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus gold bangle set
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


Another Jeanswest maxi dress! I like how easy maxi dresses are to style - you can wear them casually or dress them up a little. Wore this out to hubby's company's Christmas party. The venue and dress code was a bit more relaxed than previous years, but since I've always worn a maxi dress to this event each year, I figured that there was no need to break with tradition by wearing anything else! I spotted quite a few other maxi dress wearers there too, it's always a good choice for a party.

I wasn't sure about the black Chanel bag with the blue dress, but as I so rarely get the chance to get dressed up for an evening now with baby T, I thought it best to wear the bag when I knew it would be safe from inquisitive little hands ;) Just realised that I wore this handbag on my last evening date with hubby - our anniversary dinner the week before baby T arrived! I did try wear it frequently when I first got it, but I think if I want it to stay in good shape for another 30 years (it's an oldie!) then it's best to keep it to special occasions.


Last worn: printed maxi dress, Balenciaga sandals, vintage Chanel flap bag.




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28 comments:

  1. Cute!~ I love the color of the second one!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  2. Maxi dresses are the best. So funny to think about celebrating Christmas in a warm weather outfit. That's a foreign concept to me!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. haha, happens every year here! :)

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  3. These styles are verry pretty I love so much the first dress!!

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  4. I like you paired a casual maxi with a more dressed up Chanel! I want a Chanel too but it's the Large Boy and it is so expensive now it's out of my budget at the moment.

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    1. Even the vintage Chanels are so expensive! They are great things to save up for and splurge on though, I like mine :)

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  5. i've done that knot thing on my maxi dresses too.... i think it's cute but it's more of a need for me too, unless i want to be dragging the length across the ground, lol.

    happy friday! <3

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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    1. haha yeah it's a quick solution instead of hemming it! :)

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  6. My favourite this week is the 2nd blue dress. I love the way you've knotted your first dress too. You look great!

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  7. You look great in Maxi dresses :)

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com/

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  8. Nice styling; I love both bags. they're so cute.

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  9. So jealous. I'd do anything to wear a maxi dress and sandals. (: Burrr it's freezing here.

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    1. You're welcome to come visit, haha! :)

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  10. i'm loving both of these dresses Mica. they look fabulous on you! i love that bottom knot. i'll have to try that. so cool. the Chanel looks awesome with that blue dress. you look so pretty in both pics.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. It used to be a 'thing' a while back but I'd never tried it, came in helpful to stop me tripping when I was carrying baby T!

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  11. You look great! Maxi dress is just so comfy and classy!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  12. Love both dresses...the blue looks particularly gorgeous on you. I sometimes knot my maxis because it shortens them up a bit. :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a quick-fix instead of getting them hemmed! :)

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  13. there you are again.. looking so good in maxi dresses!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  14. that's a good idea knotting your dress. i like this alternate way of wearing it, looks very understated! and oh that chanel <3

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. It was helpful for a quick fix! don't know if I'd wear it that way again, but it was good to try :)

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  15. I love the blue maxi! It's so cool how your seasons are reversed from ours. I'm in the United States and it's really cold right now. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I know what you mean about burning your fingers. I absolutely love my InstaWave. It's definitely worth trying. :D

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    1. I will need to see if we have anything like that here!

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  16. That blue hue looks so good Mica.
    Lately I have started thinking about using and wearing more and more the items I cherish and not wait for special moments because … I am alive today, I have a job, I am healthy and its special ;)

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    1. That is a very good motto to have Lorena! :) I'm just a little too clumsy to use this bag every day, haha!

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  17. Thank you all for your lovely comments! :)

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