Monday, 9 February 2015

Casual and Comfy Grey Tee and Skinny Jeans. Dressed Up With Bodycon And Studs

Continuing on with posting the backlog of my #JaNEWary style challenge outfits. One really casual and comfortable outfit, and another a little out of my comfort zone.


Here's what I wore to go sightseeing with my grandparents:
Away From Blue Aussie Blogger Casual Outfit Grey Tee Skinny Jeans LV Speedy
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
TeeAtmos&Here 'Amalphi' luxe grey tee
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)


The style challenge was 'your most flattering trousers', which worked out well as it was a bit of a cooler day and jeans were perfect. Spent it by the sea with my grandparents enjoying the sea breeze, and having a really nice lunch. These skinny jeans have to be my favourite -  bought this same style and wash in the maternity range when I was pregnant too. I have a lot of skinny jeans but these always look good, definitely my most flattering pair.

This is the second time I've worn this grey tee since I bought it in December, so my purchase review:
I really like this tee! As I mentioned when I first wore it, I do have a lot of grey tees. But I like wearing them! It was hard to wear this twice in January after buying it in December, only because I was doing another style challenge and a grey tee wasn't one of the prompts, ha! I'm pleased I bought this tee, and I'll get a lot of wear out of it, but I'm starting to think I should stop buying grey tees as I have so many...


Last worn: grey tee, skinny jeans, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere.


Here's what I wore to go out for dinner with my grandparents:
Away From Blue bohoo paisley print bodycon dress studded miu miu clutch

Away From Blue Miu Miu Cammeo studded clutch mixed metal bracelet stack
Dress: gifted boohoo.com paisley print dress in bodycon
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagMiu Miu cammeo studded clutch bag


The Style challenge was 'be outrageous in a good way'. Bodycon dress with studded accessories felt outrageous. Made me glad that one of the breastfeeding singlets I'd picked up during pregnancy was a nursing shapewear piece from Jeanswest. Although there was no chance of breastfeeding in this dress, I enjoyed the 'tummy trimmer' feature of the singlet!

My mum picked up this dress for me on one of her op-shopping (thrifting) trips with my grandma. I've never owned anything from bohoo.com before, and it's a size larger than I'd usually wear, but it was just the right size for me. Reading the tag, I thought it might look a little loose on me and I could belt it, but I can't imagine trying to squeeze myself into my normal size in this! Maybe that's why it was donated to the op shop. It is a really cute print, but I'll continue to need to wear shapewear underneath it! Was a nice dressy option for dinner with my grandparents.


Last worn: Balenciaga studded sandals, Miu Miu clutch. First time I've worn the dress.




Linking up with Let It Shine, Shoe and TellStyle To Inspire, Styled Up, Mix It Mondays, Manic Monday, Real Mom Style, Style Sessions, Confident Twosday, Wardrobe Wednesday today.


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41 comments:

  1. Heyyy, great outfits. I particularly love the grey colour block tee with the contrast cuff sleeves.

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  2. What a fantastic outfit in that printed bodycon dress. That is my favourite with the studded clutch. You look great Mica, I'm sure it was perfect for dinner. Enjoy your week. xx /Madison
    Unexpected Getaways

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  3. You can pull off both casual chic and elegant. I like that you still add a bit of casual to your elegant dress by pairing with a pair of sandals instead.

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    1. Felt the dress was a statement enough on it's own without adding heels! :)

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  4. Your dress is gorgeous, but I love your bag too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  5. You look amazing in that bodycon dress + clutch - Your hair looks great! Happy V-day!
    -Tatiana
    Gift card + giveaway on my blog! --> We Shop in Heels

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  6. LOVE both looks, and the idea of going a little bit out of comfort zone is always lovely. Change is good. :-) You look great in your casual outfit, of course <3 the LV speedy. The dress look is va va voom but still very elegant, and classy! You look AMAZING in it. The clutch is something special too. Happy new week Mica. XOXO, Elif

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    1. Thank you Elif! it's good to try something different now and then! :)

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  7. I love your paisley print dress from Boohoo. It looks really expensive and you look great in blue.

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  8. That body con dress looks lovely on you!

    Lauren | Disco Daydream

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  9. What a beautiful body con dress! It's def a bit more than what I'm used to seeing you in, but certainly not a bad thing at all. You more than rock this look! (:

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    1. Aww thank you Kiki! It was good to step out of my comfort zone a little :)

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  10. Great body con dress!

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  11. Those jeans are perfect on you! That tee goes perfect with them! Great outfit! Cool gift from your mom Mica! It looks good on you girl :)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  12. Love your Sorbet Balenciaga studded sandals! Thank you for linking up with Shoe and Tell on Style Nudge!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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  13. Oh Mica, shut the front door! The bodycon dress rocks and you look lovely in it! I personally have never tried shapewear (I get hot very easily lol) but I imagine one day I will probably need it lol

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    1. I was quite warm in this, thought it was the dress more than the shapewear but maybe a combination of both! The shapewear nursing tank has been super-handy post-baby! :)

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  14. Both are beautiful looks! I love the necklace and the bag in your casual look. I also love the print of the dress and the clutch!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  15. I really like the bodycon and brown clutch! Great look on you Mica! xx

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  16. Great outfits!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  17. I too have many a grey tee but that didn't stop me clicking through to the Iconic to check that one out . . .

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    1. It's a terrible addiction I find, I'm always looking at and buying more grey tees, haha! :)

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  18. Wow, you are a stunner in that dress, Mica! You are totally rockin' it, and I seriously doubt you really need shapewear - you look fabulous!

    BTW, thank you so much for your sweet comment the other day - I really appreciate it. :)

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    1. Aww thank you Sheila. I'm glad you liked my comment. I'm really pleased! I like supporting you through your blog :)

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  19. That dress is stunning on you! I love the print, too! And your nibbly bits necklaces are so cute the way you style them!

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  20. You look so beautiful in that dress! The clutch is pretty perfect too :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  21. wow! stunning dress! it looks so good on you!
    very nice necklace in the first outfit as well!
    you look like a doll... well, as always

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  22. Love the bodycon on you Mica!! It fits you and gives you such a gorgeous shape that you hide behind!! :D. Love the sandals though, super cute and studded!!

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  23. LOVE the printed bodycon! It's super cute on you!!!

    XO,
    KayElle

    www.MissKayElle.com

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  24. Love both looks! That studded bag is great.

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

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  25. Mica, one can never own too many grey, white or black tees! Hehehe and that dress, what a find. I've only purchased once from there and I found it to be more on the larger side which is interesting. I always presumed this was the case for their clothing but now I'm not so sure. Maybe it's just a thing with bodycon in general? Regardless that is a gorgeous dress

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. It could just be bodycon in general! this is the only bodycon piece, and the only boohoo piece I own so I really can't say!

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  26. Love that black and grey top, so casual and cute! Also loving that dress, the print is fab!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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  27. Wow! You are killing it in that bodycon dress! I love the details on the purse and the print of the dress :)

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  28. I've been eyeing off that grey Atmos&Here tee for a while. Looks fab on you!
    Cx

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  29. that second look with that printed dress is GORGEOUS!!! you look amazing!!!

    Animated Confessions

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  30. I actually like that the dress is not absolutely skin tight. And I am still in love with that necklace! The grey tee is quite fab too with the color blocked bits at the sleeves and the high neckline.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. Thanks, it certainly felt skin-tight to me! ha! I tend to favour looser styles anyway :)

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  31. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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  32. I like your Bohoo bodycon dress, you wear it marvelously well.

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