Friday, 19 December 2014

Maxi Skirt Outfits: Brights, Neutrals and Yellow

I think I'm getting slightly better at taking self timer photos with my old little point and shoot camera after accidentally dropping my usual camera. Two more outfits - but only one was a Fox in Flats DAREcember style challenge outfit, the other was what I wore when I couldn't wear an outfit to meet the challenge that day.


Here's what I wore to take baby T for his vaccinations:
Ombre summer outfit seafolly maxi skirt yellow love tee
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
TeeHendrick Boards Love Changes Everything for Champ tee
Skirt: Seafolly runaway maxi skirt in sunset
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs


The style challenge for the day was "bright" so I wanted to wear a really colourful outfit. I thought this ombre maxi skirt would be perfect, paired with the yellow tee for even more colour. It would have been nice to have my normal camera and an accurate colour representation, but hopefully I won't be using this little point and shoot and self timer much longer.

Sadly, this tee isn't staying in my wardrobe. I don't know if it was because I last wore it when I was in the second trimester, or because baby T loves to grab and pull on things, but this tee has really stretched out. It's definitely not the size small it once was! I won't explain the full embarrassing story, but I ended up sharing more than I wanted to in the doctor's waiting room as baby T pulled on my top. Won't be wearing it again, as much as I love the message on it. I bought it over a year ago from Hendrick Boards, and a portion of that sale went to an animal shelter, so it's good that I can donate it and create more money for another animal shelter when it's sold through the AWLQ.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, love changes everything tee, ombre maxi skirt, Havaianas.



Here's what I wore to go shopping with my sister:
Cream ruffle cami grey marle maxi skirt yellow Rebecca Minkoff swing bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
Singlet: Jeanswest 'Maria' cami in cream
SkirtTarget grey marle maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow (on sale in black)


Wearing my Havaianas again! The style challenge for the day was 'killer heels' but there is no way I could wear them looking after baby T. I did take a pic of them on instagram for the challenge that day though. Flats are much more practical! I've had a few comments now and then on the blog that my outfits would look much better with something other than thongs, but I'm a Queenslander...thongs are my shoe of choice most of the time, especially on hot days. I'm not going to wear pretty shoes just to get a pretty picture, I share what I actually wear.

As I didn't pick my outfit out based on the style challenge prompt for the day, I just went with what was comfortable. The bright bag would have looked so nice with the previous day's outfit, but I just carried the baby bag then. I thought the yellow was nice against the neutral tones. Wore this to spend the day out shopping with my sister and baby T, crossing a few last minute things off our Christmas lists. This year I'd managed to run out of both wrapping paper and sticky tape, so we had to brave the madness that was our local Westfield in December. I try to finish my Christmas shopping before December every year just so I can avoid the stores, it's much too hectic for my liking.


Last worn: Rayban Wayfarers (see above), white ruffle cami, grey maxi skirt, Havaianas (see above), Rebecca Minkoff swing bag.




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27 comments:

  1. The brighter the better ;)
    I really like your shopping outfit with the neon yellow bag - so beautiful! Matches the grey skirt perfectly <3

    Rathana xoxo http://fabfashionaire.com

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  2. Cute warm weather looks! I love a maxi!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  3. I like both outfits but if i am to choose i'd pick the second one. You're pretty! :)

    Advance Merry Christmas! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  4. Cute! I love how bright your first outfit is and I love how neutral the second outfit is!

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  5. Looove your second look! Its totally what I would wear :)
    xx
    June Wants It All
    YoYoMelody$40 Giveaway here

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  6. I didn't realize you took self-timed photos. I am so impressed. That top in your second look is so great on you!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Only while I'm using my old point and shoot :) I got a fancier camera with a camera remote one year, I was spoiled by that remote, it was so odd going back to self timer and trying to focus on a wall then running in front of the camera and hoping for the best hehe!

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  7. Bummer, the Love shirt is stretched out! Looks so good with your skirt. I would've never guessed from the picture. Both pair so well together. Looks great on you! Love the flounce of the second top with that grey maxi skirt. Very pretty together! I definitely know how you feel Mica! I'd rather do anything but go to the mall right now. My Christmas shopping is DONE. LOL
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Yeah it didn't feel too bad when wearing it, until baby tugged on it...haha!

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  8. Woo I love the first look! I can't NEVER pull off tie-dye! I have tried it and I honestly looked awkward in it! Love the bright yellow T and the RM Swing bag <3

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  9. Your second outfit is fabulous! You have a way of making maxi skirts so much more formal looking! I love it!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  10. Gorgeous outfits, love that cami in the second one. I really need to start shopping more at jeans west! you can find some great pieces in there. Aww how did baby T go with his vaccinations? I dread getting james' done - makes me so sad watching him in pain :( xx

    Thrive on Novelty

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    1. I am terrible when he has his shots, and making him drink the first yucky one, I'm so bad at it, the doctor almost always has to help me haha! Hopefully James reacted better than baby T. Baby T was cranky for days!

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  11. I love those bright colours together, so fun and happy. I adore the yellow bag too.

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  12. I absolutely love this colorful skirt! It's so fun and chic!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  13. Loving the ombre in your maxi!!!

    Merry Christmas and a blessed 2015 to you and yours. In case I don't stop by again soon.

    SSG xxx

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    1. Thanks SSG! Merry Christmas and happy new year to you too!

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  14. That first outfit is beautiful! All the pretty colors remind me of the sunset!

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  15. Broken camera is a really huge deal! Wish you to fix that problem as soon as possible!

    And I love the gray/yellow combo, always have, though I'd personally also add a bit of pink to it... :)

    Victoria, gone with 'The Wind of Inspiration'

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    1. I am glad it was fixed so quickly! :)

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  16. I love the colorful maxi skirt. It kind of looks like a watercolor painting.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  17. Such pretty outfits! I love that second top...it looks so soft! Still super jealous you can wear flip flops right now. I'm trekking in snow...lol.

    Dayna
    So Fashionably Frugal

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  18. I remember the time I dropped my camera too… it was only 6 months old. I was in mourning for weeks…
    I think you look marvellous in that second look, the top looks so feminine.

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    1. Oh no! It's always worse when it's something so new isn't it!

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  19. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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