Friday, 13 March 2015

Casual Striped Outfits. Tank and Maxi Skirt, Drop Waist Tee Dress

While I am back in the office, I don't have to go into work every day and still have a couple of days a week just for baby. I'll continue to share my casual stay at home mum style when I'm not at work. Here are two more life with baby outfits. Both featuring stripes of course! I'm sure I have more stripes than blue in my wardrobe now...


Here's what I wore to take baby T to playgroup:
bright purple tank bead statement necklace striped pleated maxi skirt LV speedy B damier ebene
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Royal Lilac purple
Skirt: thrifted black and white pleated striped maxi skirt from AWLQ jumble sale
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)


For a while now I've been thinking about taking baby T to a playgroup. Now he's mobile he's sure to get some enjoyment out of interacting with other babies often. After some encouragement from a friend, I finally found a local one and signed up. I was pleased I did. The hall we meet in is air conditioned and absolutely stuffed full of toys.

The only thing they don't have is highchairs, which is where maxi skirts come in handy! The group is on right near baby T's lunch time. Now he's bigger, he just has solids for lunch and he can make quite a bit of mess. I ended up sitting down on the floor and spreading my skirt out like a little blanket for him so that all the crumbs were caught and not smooshed into the carpet. I've mentioned doing this before when I wore a maxi dress, but I still think it's a clever little 'function' of a maxi skirt or dress, to create a little play mat for baby.

I wore the bright tank as I like pairing this maxi skirt with bright tops, and the teething necklace in case baby T got grouchy when we were at playgroup. Of course I didn't need to worry, there were so many toys to capture his attention.


Last worn: Ray-ban wayfarerspurple tankstriped skirt, HavaianasLouis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere.



Here's what I wore for day care pickup and drop off:
Day Care pick up / Drop off striped tee dress Atmos&Here 'California' drop waist

Rebecca Minkoff Grey Cross body Love bag worn with striped dress
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
DressAtmos&Here 'California' drop waist tee dress (on sale in a cute pastel blue)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey


Another casual day care pick up/drop off outfit. Usually I'd at least think of my outfits the evening before, but I had no idea what to wear when I woke up in the morning. I went with the easy option of a dress! It's been a couple months since I last wore this one, so it was due another wear.

Had the opportunity to work from home, which was wonderful. I thought the dress was casual and comfortable for working from home in the heat, but still professional enough for all of the virtual meetings I attended through the day and for doing the day care run. I am very lucky to be able to work from home, it is perfect for getting to day care early to maximise cuddle time with baby T.


Last worn: wayfarers (above). striped drop waist dress, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.




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56 comments:

  1. Oh i love the combo of the first dress.
    So chic looking.
    XO

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  2. I love you in stripes, Mica. That first outfit is adorable. And I need a fit+flare B+W striped dress like yours.

    Enjoy the weekend with your man and your little boy! <3 Ada.

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    1. It is a cute dress! Only drop-waist piece I have in my wardrobe, glad I gave it a go :)

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  3. I really must get on the Atmos&here train, you are a good brand ambassador for them - every time I think, "oh that's particularly cute, where did she get that?" it's Atmos&here and off I go to the Iconic!

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    1. Haha thank you! I wish I was their brand ambassador, #freeclothes woop-woop! I picked up a tee of theirs in the sales and got hooked, worth checking them out!

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  4. First outfit is so cool! Adore the first outfit! Awesome top and accessory. Love the mix of it with long skirt - it makes outfit fresher!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  5. That necklace is so cute on you! I wish I have your weather so I can wear my dresses and skirts more. ;) You are such a stylish mom! I will have my second grand-child this June. Lol, I am not that old. Thank you so much for your nice comments on Rhea's blog today. I hope to see you on my blog soon! ;)

    Grace

    http://colorandgrace.com/

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    1. Oh congrats on the impending arrival of your grandchild! You must be very excited :)

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  6. Mica you look great, I always adore a classic black and white stripe, but I love the purple tank look. Have a wonderful weekend. x/M
    Blood Orange & Grey

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  7. What a clever use of a maxi skirt! I had never thought of using them as a crumb catcher! You look adorable in both outfits. I'm a total sucker for stripes too!

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    1. Funny how creative you get in a pinch haha! even Cooper likes curling up in my lap when I've fanned out my maxi skirt. Insta-blanket! :)

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  8. i am loving all the stripes and i really want that maxi skirt! :)

    <3 rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  9. What a great playground look! Also your dress is so pretty :) Stunning as always!

    Florals&Smiles
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  10. Love these casual looks on you! I wish I knew more moms around here. Penny would love a playgroup. Working from home would be amazing! So jealous. (; Have an excellent weekend Mica!

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    1. Here in Australia the government has a big database of all the playgroup, so I used that, but you could always look for meetups online if you don't have anything like that? It's a great idea, gets baby used to lots of different environments and people :)

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  11. I love this look, the skirt is so pretty! You look lovely :)

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

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  12. You're such a caring and adorable mum, Mica! Love your bag collection!

    xxx
    JOURNAL OF STYLE

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  13. Cute outfits you got there! I especially loved the black & white striped dress :) So casually chic :)

    By the way, I have new posts on the blog. I'd love for you to check them out :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  14. I love both the striped skirt and the striped dress. You look like a very stylish yet practical mom :)

    Mili

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  15. At first glimpse I thought the upper outfit was two seperates. The skirt part of the dress has a wonderful cut. And by the way, no such thing as too many stripes (says the woman that just bought two shirts with stripes). They are a fashion classic but always look fresh and instantly add charm to an outfit.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. It is actually separates, but I agree it would be a cute dress :) I'm definitely a fan of stripes, have so many on my wardrobe now!

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  16. I love your dress!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  17. The striped dress is so cute, and embodies my favorite thing about a dress - looks like a lot of effort, when in fact, it is none.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. The best thing about dresses! :)

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  18. The love your necklace more than I can explain, adore it every time I see it. You look so amazing in purple. Also love the drop waist dress, definitely a favourite of yours.

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    1. You could always just buy it anyway, no one would be able to tell it was a teething necklace just by looking at it haha.

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  19. I am LOVING that striped dress, super cute!! :D
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  20. Your hair looks beautiful! And what a genius idea to use your skirt as a mat for the baby!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  21. Both outfits look great and I like the purple top with the teething necklace but the second one is my favorite; it is so chic and elegant. it might be because the stripes are bolder in the second outfit.

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  22. Lovely post! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Pippi

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  23. love the skirt! so easy and nice! the striped dress is always a good idea!

    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  24. I love the pleated maxi on the first photo. That's something I haven't seen before. I want that second dress! So comfy and chic all at the same time!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. It was an amazing op-shop (thrift) find! Had to have it :)

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  25. That purple top looks amazingly well with the necklace which you have added. Such a lovely piece, I'd love to own something like that to!
    Another outfit is more simple, but still modish! You look charming:)
    Have a fabulous time!

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  26. Adorable outfits! Love that skirt

    Mel
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  27. I love how you use your maxi skirt as a play mat :-) both outfits are lovely Micah, you are the coolest mom :-)
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  28. You look amazing in both looks! :)
    xx

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  29. love that second outfit! so simple yet so chic!! :D

    have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  30. I can't believe you're back at work already. Doesn't seem that long since you were telling us you were pregnant!

    I love that skirt.

    Corinne x
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  31. Looking so pretty in those amazing striped pieces! You always are so elegant, Mica. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  32. Who knew maxi skirts could be so versatile eh?! That is actually pretty handy and convenient when you think of it. Plus you look incredibly chic no less!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. I'll find any reason to wear a maxi skirt, haha!

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  33. Adorable! Obsessing over that striped dress! You could wear it so many ways!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  34. Love the second outfit so much!! I never put my son into a playgroup because I was worried he’d pick up all sorts of germs & because I was lucky enough to have my mom help while I was working but it sounds like you found a great place for baby T! Hope he enjoys it there!

    TFM BLOG

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    1. We love it there! All the toys are cleaned frequently, and it's nice to see the babies play together and to be able to chat with the other mummies for a few hours :)

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  35. All the outfits are so stylish. Particularly adore your first day back outfit. Great!

    Mrs in London | lifestyle | fashion | travel

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  36. Not only you are stylish, you are practical. I think our practicality rate goes up with motherhood. Lovely look as usual, especially love the short stripe dress!

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    1. It does, doesn't it? It's been a good push fr me to get rid of the pretty yet impractical items in my wardrobe for one!

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  37. Nice outfits! Love the necklace!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

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  38. The last look is my fave - and I am awed at the benefits your country gives you !

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    1. I am very lucky to be an Aussie! So many benefits, it makes parenthood a little easier :)

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  39. I love that your job offers different options Mica! That is such a nice perk. I am LOVING that striped dress on you :) Looks adorable. Glad you found a really good play group.
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  40. Thank you all for your kind comments, and for sharing in my amusement at another 'use' for a maxi skirt! :)

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  41. Always love that necklace:) Thanks for linking up to Fashion Cache Friday, please link up this week's party just went LIVE

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