Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Two Different Dress Outfits: Printed and Plain

Two simple dress outfits twice in a row! One for a cooler day with long sleeves and one on a hotter day. I'm following along with the challenges each day for JaNEWary, although I'm a bit behind on blogging what I wear, I'm sharing every day on instagram. I wasn't really happy with either of these outfits, if it hadn't been for the challenge I wouldn't have worn them. But I guess that's why I'm doing the challenge, trying to look at my wardrobe differently!


Here's what I wore to go shopping with my grandparents:
Leona Edmiston printed wrap dress Balenciaga Part time studded sandals
Dress: Leona Edmiston Paris tassel print wrap dress
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH


The style prompt for the day was to wear a 'dress that gives you shape', so I went for a wrap dress again. There was a similar theme for the DAREcember challenge I participated in, and I wore a wrap dress then too.

I really wasn't feeling the love with this dress when I wore it out all day. I am still keeping it in my wardrobe for the moment as it is a good piece to wear in the office. (Last wore it to the office in the third trimester!) I'm planning to wear it again when I go back to work and see how I feel about it then before I make the final decision on whether it stays or leaves my wardrobe.


Last worn: printed wrap dress, studded sandals, Balenciaga Part Time bag.



Here's what I wore to go to the clinic and get groceries:
pink ruffle dress pastel accessories sandals belt rebecca minkoff love bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
DressJeanswest deep pink ruffle neckline dress
BeltAsos skinny pale pink belt
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey


I know what you're thinking - "that's a very overdressed outfit for stopping by the child health clinic and grabbing groceries on the way home"...The style challenge for the day was 'overdress because you can'. And I certainly felt overdressed (and awkward!) in this outfit.

I've been looking at the dress in my wardrobe for a while wanting to wear it but feeling it was too dressy for everyday wear with baby, so it was nice to get a chance to wear it at least. It is pretty, but wearing it out for a few hours just confirmed for me it's not the best dress to wear when looking after baby T. Still keeping it in my wardrobe though as it will be useful for when I go back to work.


Last worn: Ray Ban Wayfarerpink dress, pastel beltAsos leather sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.







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35 comments:

  1. love the first dress :)
    steph-g.blogspot.com

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  2. Mica, you wear both prints and solids well! I love both dresses on you. So pretty. I think MORE people need to look nicer when going out. HaHaHa
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    1. haha they do say you should put a bit of effort in, that just felt like a bit too much! :)

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  3. Love the red dress on you! So bright & bold!

    michellespaige.blogspot.com

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  4. I actually really like the wrap dress! The print is so cute and the shape really flatters you! Coming to your blog always makes me jealous that you are in the midst of summer - I am ready for continuous warm weather!

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  5. Ooooh I actually love this wrap dress on you. It's very flattering and dressy yet not over the top. I think this red dress which you think is a bit too flashy for every day wear would be cute on a cooler day with a jean jacket? Maybe that would mellow out some of the too fancy vibe. (:

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    1. Should definitely try dress it down with a denim jacket next time! :)

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  6. Mica you look beautiful in this red dress. I didn't know you own a Bal PT. Maybe I have seen in wearing it in the past but I have completely forgotten lol. The bag looks so broken in and the leather looks so nice!

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    1. Yes, one of my oldest Bals I think! I have so many tucked away in storage now with baby..I should really wear them more often!

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  7. Hi Mica, I must say that I actually really like the first wrap dress outfit in print, the red dress is also cute. The print is nice and I love that you are wearing colourful mixes like this. xx/Madison
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  8. overdress because you can - i love that statement! i don't think you look overdressed by much at all, those sandals are a great choice :)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Thank you! I certainly felt overdressed in woolies, ha! it is a good statement, and was a fun challenge :)

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  9. the red dress is lovely... http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love the dresses!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. I overdress everyday just because I can xD Haha, though it does depend on the situation....if I know I'm going straight from class to the gym, I think that's a waste of a pretty outfit, for example. Haha, so maybe your red dress isn't the best choice for a day of errands with baby T - but definitely keep it for another day!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. Very good way to live - some days call for a little extra effort! :)

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  12. I say if you want to dress up, dress up! I love the t-bar sandals you've been wearing... perfect for this weather!!

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  13. I think its SO cool that you are challenging yourself to try out new things and look at your closet differently. Is the print of the first dress a bunch of purses?!?! ADORABLE. And the color of the second dress looks stunning on you!

    I definitely find it really difficult to decide to give away an item in my closet. I always convince myself that I can use it later for something... and sometimes I do! But sometimes I don't and they just sit there in my closet. I think giving things away sometimes has to be a process that takes time.

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    1. I think reducing the size of my wardrobe is definitely something that will take time! easier to fill it than empty it, ha!

      I wish the print was purses! It's just tassels :)

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  14. I love the red dress, totally my favorite look! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  15. Definitely... the first dress is gorgeous. I like the print on it.The second dress is cute too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  16. A good dress is the perfect attire for warmer months. I love your sandals in both looks!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  17. Love both dresses :)
    xx

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  18. Overdress because you can! I like it!!! There's no reason we have to dress in jeans and t-shirts to do ordinary things...

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  19. Both outfits are so pretty! Love it!

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  20. Love both of these! Sometimes a dress is all you need! The print of that first dress is amazing :D
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  21. I really like the colors and int of that first dress. I hope you keep it. I am really trying to figure out what to keep in my closet since it's so overstuffed.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlfie.com

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    1. it's so hard trying to figure out what to keep and what to let go of...I often think of the very few times I've missed something I've let go of and use that as an excuse to keep something, when I really don't miss anything that much!

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  22. You look great! I really like both dresses a lot :-) when do you go back to work? You're so lucky you've had so much time off!

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    1. I am very lucky indeed! The standard maternity leave in Australia is up to a year, and my company lets me extend it to two years if I desire. I go back later this year though.

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  23. Both dresses are very pretty! Visiting from the Trendy Wednesday Link Up.

    Leanne,
    Classy Yet Trendy
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  24. I have to say that I am not fully convinced on the tassel wrap dress either.

    ANd regarding the red dress : better overdressed than underdressed ;)

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    1. Thanks Lorena for your honesty :) I will wear it when I'm back in the office and make my final decision then. i definitely don't love it as much as my other wrap dresses, but it is the best one for wearing in winter with the long sleeves....

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  25. Thank you all for your kind comments.

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