Monday, 2 February 2015

Simple Dresses for Evening and Daytime. Navy Print and Stripes

Although January is over, I still have a backlog of my #JaNEWary style challenge outfits to post. Sharing two more dresses I wore in January. One for an evening out, and the other for day time.

Here's what I wore to go out for dinner:
belted Zara printed tunic dress acne pistol boots dress for evening dinner outfit
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma necklace in pale daffodil layered with vintage gold initial necklace
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
Belt: gold embellished belt (gifted from my grandparents)
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet


It was a really rainy day and had cooled off for a bit when I wore this dress. I'd planned to wear it to dinner a while ago, luckily all I had to do was roll the sleeves down and change to ankle boots for a little extra warmth. As I mentioned on instagram, the last time I'd eaten at the restaurant I wore the same dress, and had a tiny little second trimester baby bump (that I was still hiding in blog photos). This time around, baby T was sitting in a high chair, kicking and chatting away as he ate a meal with us. It was so nice, and wonderful to see how much things have changed! This time last year everyone was excitedly feeling his kicks through my tummy, now everyone can easily see him kicking and jumping around as he picks food off our plates!

I wore this dress during the day as well, just with Converse instead of ankle boots as I quickly had to pop out for the groceries and wanted comfortable flats for that. The style challenge for the day was 'a bracelet you adore but rarely wear' so I wore my little sentimental charm bracelet. I don't wear it every day as I'm worried about damaging or loosing it, it's very special to me. Didn't take a clutch or bag out to dinner, just had everything I needed in the baby bag.


Last worn: printed dress, Acne pistol boots.



Here's what I wore to spend the day with my grandparents:
French Connection Stripe Summer Dress Louis Vuitton Speedy B damier ebene

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere with Coach feather bag charm
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma necklace in pale daffodil
DressFrench Connection Melanie striped sleeveless dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus House of Harlow sunburst wrap bracelet in cobalt
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)


This dress is another one I wore back when I was hiding the baby bump! The skirt portion is really roomy. The style challenge for the day was 'wear your mood' and I wasn't sure what I was going to wear, but after a difficult night with baby T I was tired so just went with the simplest option - a dress! I spent the morning shopping with my grandparents and then dropped them off at a friend's place for dinner.

Last time I wore this dress (a year ago!) I commented that I hadn't worn it much and I either needed to wear it more or remove it from my wardrobe. I've been thinking about wearing it for a while, but have always passed it up. When I wore it again, I realised why it's worn so infrequently. It's cute, and perfect for summer, but it's also uncomfortable! The elasticated section inside just seems to rub me the wrong way near the end of the day. I thought last time I wore it it was because of the baby bump or having more sensitive skin when I was pregnant. When I got home in the evening I just couldn't wait to take it off. Definitely leaving my wardrobe, and leaving me wondering why I ever kept it so long....it looks nice on the hanger so it's survived multiple clear-out attempts.


Last worn: stripe dress, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Speedy bandouliere.




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61 comments:

  1. That first dress is so pretty. I love the print and style. You styled it so well also. The camel booties and yellow necklace are perfect with it. =)

    Happy February, Mica!!

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  2. I love that Zara dress paired with the yellow necklace - it looks great xx

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  3. I remember you with you baby bump but still always managed to look stylish and radiant. Pregnancy can be tricky and I don't remember any of mine to be a fun experience when it comes to fashion ;)

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    1. I had some fashion fails while pregnant! It's a constant learning experience as your body changes every day! It's fun to try different things along the way though :)

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  4. I love both dresses and I like so much the fact that you combined the first one with that yellow necklace, great job!
    Xx

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  5. Oh these outfits are just lovely. That second dress is so nice! :)

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  6. Both of these looks are so cute on you. I really like the print of the Zara dress!

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  7. I love the color of your dress! It suits you so well too.

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  8. Such perfect dresses to bring from day tonight! I'm loving those booties too! So cute!

    <3 Shannon
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  9. Adorable looks! Love the fun bright yellow necklace with both looks:) Come pop by and join in my linkup- lots of great ladies over there:) C

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  10. In love with that first dress & how you styled it, I'm all about pieces that are versatile and can be worn from day to night!! The second is such an adorable casual dress on you.
    Marta
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    1. This dress is a great day to night piece! :) So easy to dress up or down.

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  11. I love how navy and yellow look together, your necklace is such a pretty colour!

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  12. Two of my favorite dresses! Navy just looks great on everyone! I love the touch of green in the second one Mica. Both look great on you!
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  13. I love the navy boho dress!

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  14. I love that bag so much! -xx

    Shauna

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  15. These dresses are lovely! Dresses with sleeves are so versatile! Perfect for day to night wear like you did here.

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  16. Love how you took the first dress from day to evening..effortless and I distinctly rememver you wearing the second one during the early days of your bump!! Too cute!!

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    1. Yep, it was perfect for pregnancy, nice and roomy! :)

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  17. That printed blue wrap dress always looks great on you -
    and i can relate to that feeling of just wanting to go home and take a dress off and never see it again.

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    1. It's good when we no longer have those dresses, but it's crazy we let them taking up space and money in our lives! I can't believe I kept this one so long!

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  18. I love both these dresses! It's crazy that he was a bump last time but now is like, an actual real human. It's it mental how time flies?

    Corinne x
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  19. So good to hear you went out to dinner with baby T. I know you said you held away from that. Babies are so unpredictable. You looked so nice! I love tunic dresses! This one is so easily dressed up or down.

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    1. I was so anxious about it - but it went so well! Definitely not something I want to do all the time, but good to know I can do it now and then! :)

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  20. Both styles rock. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. those acne boots are so COOL, you've definitely got some great taste

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  22. I lol'ed a little bit when I saw Cooper's little furry bum facing the camera hehehe. Hope you had fun at dinner and you managed to eat a little bit too :)

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    1. He wasn't in the mood for posing for photos, ha! :)

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  23. ah shame about the dress being uncomfortable but it does have a lovely colour and stripe print though! i have a few things that have survived multiple closet cleanouts this way too. you mentioned something about elasticated section inside but not obvious from the photos what / where it is - is it like a built in bra? you can always remove that bit :)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. I wish I could remove it! It's the bit where the skirt attaches to the top, if that makes sense? I did consider taking it to the tailor to turn it into a skirt with a less scratchy waistband, as it has pockets! :) But not worth the effort, I have plenty skirts!

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  24. I love the striped dress, navy and green is my fav combo Love this look and hope you can join me again on Thursday

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  25. Both dresses are so cute! I like the print on the first and colors and stripes on the second. It sounds like they are both very versatile, too!

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  26. Very cute! Love the print!

    - Sarah :)
    www.thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com

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  27. Good for you, Mica! Get rid of that uncomfortable dress! I love the first one, though - great pattern and perfectly accentuated with the yellow necklace. You always look so pretty!

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    1. I can't believe I kept it so long! It's good to get rid of! :)

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  28. I love these look Mila, you look amazing mama. Rachel xo
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  29. That first look with the boots and dress combo is super cute! :)

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  30. The yellow necklace is such a stand out, love it. I want to get something like that. The first dress is a really lovely print. I especially like the second dress, there is just something about striped dresses that I always adore. I have a dress similar but with orange and pink stripes from so many years ago but I still love to wear it.

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    1. I think striped pieces are always classics! Glad you are still loving yours! :)

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  31. I like the print on the first dress and the belt you added to it, very stylish! It's so nice when certain garments hold good memories :)

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  32. Great dresses! Lucky you can still wear them - Enjoy the weather!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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  33. The fact that they are so easy are the reason I love dresses so much. I have 40, haha! The paisley print one is super cute and because you can roll up the sleeves it must be also very easy to wear in all seasons! xo

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    1. it is so easy to build up a huge collection of dresses! :)

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  34. Love the silky blue dress. I can totally see that going from day to night with the switch of jewelry and shoes. So cute, I love it!

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  35. Have I told you I like your light boho style like a lot? Such a lovely dress!

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  36. Love both of the dresses, you look cute!

    Jana
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  37. That must have been something else. Sitting in a place were a year prior things were on the cusp of changing. Incredible. I love that dress on you, the print is something else.

    Sxx
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    1. It is so strange to think back! I still get rather emotional, don't think I can blame it on pregnancy hormones any more though, ha!

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  38. Dresses are my go to attire in the warmer months. Great tip about wearing in early stages of pregnancy. I bet it is great right afterward too. You know I love any look you share with those booties!

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  39. Loving your Acne Pistol Boots - very cool!
    Thank you for linking up with Shoe and Tell on Style Nudge!

    Cherie
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  40. Lovely, Mica! I adore the booties paired with that elegant dress! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  41. looking feminine and lovely in those dresses!! :D

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  42. Really cute outfit! I love both of these looks!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  43. For that first outfit, I tried imagining that dress with converse and immediately became smitten. I feel like that's such a fun and flirty pairing! And it was really sweet to hear you talk about your going out experience in your dress. It must feel slightly strange to think the last time you were in it you were carrying little baby T, and now you can glance over and see his cute little face. That's the best kind of strange feeling :)

    xo marlen
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    1. I have worn it that way and shared a pic on the blog before I'm sure...if not I definitely need to wear it that way again and get pics! It's a fun dress to wear no matter how I style it :)
      It definitely is a great strange feeling to have!

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  44. Thanks for linking up to Style to Inspire which I was lucky enough to co-host with Rhea this week. Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog :) Loving your yellow necklace and always good to find another Aussie blogger, Now following you on facebook.

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  45. I love the print of that first dress! Soooo pretty :D
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  46. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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