Friday, 27 March 2015

More Wardrobe Edits, Shop My Closet and Embellished Maxi Dress and Tank Outfits

First up, I've hit that point in my wardrobe clear-out process where I've listed some things on ebay. Check it out if you want to see what has happened to some of the things that have been leaving my wardrobe lately, or if you're after a designer bag for a bargain price. I've been clearing out my handbag collection too.

Secondly, this is a bit of a delayed post. I usually post 3 times a week but I missed Wednesday. I have photos ready and waiting, just no time to actually write a blog post. Baby T has been a bit out of sorts lately and if your baby is having a tough time and needs extra cuddles, you give them extra cuddles and everything else can wait. I'll happily divert my attention from blogging to baby grizzles :) Hopefully I can get back into the blog groove now and type up a few posts. I'd been relying on the little stockpile of scheduled posts I had for a while. On with the outfits.

What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress studded bag and shoes BBQ dinner outfit

Miu Miu Cammeo studded clutch bag blush pink
Dress: Jeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (new purchase)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus Nicole by Nicole Miller bracelet
BagMiu Miu cammeo studded clutch bag

Why I wore it:

I was looking forward to the first wearing of my new black maxi dress! We had a BBQ dinner with family so this seemed like a nice dress to wear. The neckline has some beautiful beaded embellishment, so I didn't wear a necklace with it. I did add a bit of bling with my bracelet and the studded bag and sandals. I really like wearing the bag and sandals together, I do it often! I think the studded shoes and studded bag is a cute combination.

This bag isn't hanging around in my wardrobe though - while it is a cross body bag it's not ideal for using with baby as the clasp on the front can be a little fiddly while you're trying to close the bag with one hand and prevent baby crawling into danger with the other. It drove me a little crazy through the day. It's not listed on ebay, I'm consigning it with a local store instead. They know more about Miu Miu than I do!

Leaving my wardrobe: Miu Miu studded clutch



Last worn: Balenciaga studded sandals, Miu Miu studded bag. First time I've worn the dress as it was a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: a simple black maxi dress and a snood, pink sandals and a blue dress, Miu Miu bag worn as a clutch.





What I wore:

Casual Autumn Outfit red skinny jeans french connection printed tank LV speedy

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere worn with red skinny jeans
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
DressFrench Connection Moon Moire printed top
Jeans: Emerson red skinny jeans (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)

Why I wore it:

Last time I wore this top I was in the third trimester of pregnancy, and pleased to find a regular non-maternity top I could wear. I wasn't too impressed with how it looked though. I wasn't really enjoying wearing it this time around either. I think it's time for it to leave my wardrobe.

This outfit was really a fail all around though! As hubby had gone off to work, he commented on how odd the weather was. It was cloudy and overcast, definitely not looking like the hot day they had predicted. I took advantage of the cold weather and wore my newly purchased skinny jeans, a $5 op-shop (thrift shop) bargain. I had some errands to run with baby T, so we headed to the local Westfield. By the time we re-emerged from the air-conditioned environment in the afternoon, I realised my mistake. The clouds had cleared up and it had warmed up a lot. I changed into shorts as soon as I got home!

Leaving my wardrobe: French Connection Printed Top




Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, French Connection printed top, HavaianasLouis Vuitton speedy B. First time I've worn the jeans as they are a new purchase.

Other ways to wear: printed top in the second trimesterred skinny jeans with a blue top, Louis Vuitton Bandouliere speedy with a dress.






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61 comments:

  1. You've been so meticulous about clearing out your wardrobe - looks like it's going great! It's all about practicality and still loving what you wear, which is a great theme to go off of when cleaning out a closet :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. Thank you! It's slow but steady progress. I am trying to be more open to letting things go when they just aren't working, has taken me a while to get to that point!

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  2. Your maxi and clutch are gorgeous ans you had a great run with that pretty French Connection top. I am loving this series you are doing with items that are leaving your wardrobe.

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  3. Both of these are so cute! :D
    And go you for getting rid of stuff! Just checked out your ebay page and it looks like you had a threadless thing too! One time I won a $200 gift card so I got to go crazy, haha!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. I am so insanely jealous of your win, I can't even imagine that, wow! I used to check the new releases all the time waiting for my favourites to be printed...had quite a threadless addiction back in the day, haha!

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  4. Hi sweetie
    both of these outfits're beautiful.
    I like so much the first
    kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

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  5. Beautiful black maxi dress! Great beaded neckline. Sounds like you are doing a fabulous job of culling your wardrobe. Have a wonderful weekend, Mica!

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  6. Such a great blog. I love all the details you provided. The blk maxi dress is very beautiful and nice pairing with the taupe purse. Wouldn't have thought that.
    Thanks for visiting me way back.
    Daphne.

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  7. So jelly of your designer bag collection, Mica! Looking like a goddes in this long black dress! Love this look a lot!!!

    xxx
    JOURNAL OF STYLE

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  8. It's always good to downsize. I am in the process of downsizing my handbag collection as well. Next to go would be my OB Bal City. I have two things on consignment still but so far no bid lol. I think I will start doing that too with my shoe collection. I would love to invest in a pair of booties (Rag and bone!) but until I can score them with at least a code of some sort I refuse to pay full price for them lol. I know I have an issue... :D

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    1. I know the feeling! I refuse to pay full price when I know if I just wait a little longer it will end up on sale or I'll get a discount code, haha!

      Hope your handbag downsizing goes well! Are you consigning with Erica?

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  9. Your son's well being Mica definitely comes first! I hope he feels better soon. I love your embellished dress and bag. Both look gorgeous together. The dress is stunning on you. Oh gosh, I hate when you put on something and it heats up during the day. LOL I love the outfit. Color jeans look amazing on you :)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim! He is feeling much better, just been a tough little period for us with so many changes with me going back to work, with him being sick and teething...a lot to cope with all at once poor bubba!

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  10. First things first, how cute is your dog! I'm too vertically challenged (ie, short) to wear a maxi dress but that one looks great on you! I have a sack full of clothes to sell on ebay, I just don't know where to start! Have you got any tips for me?

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    1. Thanks! I'm a shortie too (5'2!) and I just wear maxi dresses anyway! After they are hemmed up by my tailor of course, ha!

      I have no tips for selling on ebay, it's really tedious and time consuming. I often just donate the things that leave my wardrobe rather than trying the ebay route, less hassle!

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  11. Your maxi is great! Would love to take some of your eBay items off your hands but alas, apart from the bags, we are not the same size. Boooo!

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    1. Sucks when that happens! Plenty more fish in the ebay sea for you though :)

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  12. The maxi dress is very cute. Always love boho styles for the summer!

    Rae | love from berlin

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  13. Obsessed with how pretty your dress is! You look fantastic

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  14. You black maxi is gorgeous! I love the beading! Sounds like you are doing great clearing things out your closet!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  15. Love that Miu Miu bag!! It's awesome.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  16. Both look so cute, especially the black dress.
    Have a beautiful day.

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  17. What a beautiful dress, Mica! It's so elegant. Also, good for you for cleaning out! I've read somewhere at one point that the average person only wears 20% of her wardrobe 80% of the time. I hope I'm a little better than that haha, but I know there are definitely pieces that don't see the sunshine often.

    Also, I really loved your bold striped maxi skirt from your previous post. I also completely resonate with the public speaking nerves--I love doing it, but that doesn't mean that I don't get anxiety! I think the best way to conquer public speaking is just to practice so it's a little bit less intimidating each time.

    Wishing you and Baby T the best!

    imperfect idealist

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    1. I've heard of that rule too! And I'm really trying to wear 100% of my wardrobe...and get rid of those pieces that don't get worn often or that I don't enjoy wearing, so that it's a wardrobe full of things I love!

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  18. Love that black dress! So pretty

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.com/

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  19. First of all that black maxi dress is so gorgeous on you. Love it!! This is such a fun post reading about your closet clean-up. I used to be so on schedule with the same, lately I either got busy or lazy whichever lens you look at it from haha- need some organizing ASAP. :-)) You absolutely have the best bags. The Miu Miu you are consigning is really cool, though I totally get what you mean by it being difficult to use with a baby. Have a great Sunday dear, XOXO, Elif

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    1. I am so lazy with my wardrobe clear outs too, that's why I just do it bit by bit instead of all at once. More achievable that way ;)

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  20. That black dress is simply beautiful. I like the simple details and the slit. Classy! :)

    Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I'll follow back :) Thanks!

    IG: @shairangelique

    Have a nice day, Mica!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  21. That black maxi dress is fabulous, you look really great in it:) The second outfit is also very pretty, it's casual, yet chic. You are true to yourself, all your outfits are always a mixture of femininity and coziness:)
    oh, and you are quite right, first your mother duty and everything else can wait:) take a good care!

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  22. i love your black dress so much... classy and chic.. it looks so perfect on you.. i love your blog so much.. keep posting...

    XOXO,

    www.fashionerza.com

    I can rock any outfits, come follow my online diary

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  23. I love your black maxi dress
    And that embellished bag is superb
    XO

    Check my new post.
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin

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  24. Okay I wish I could raid your closet, not gonna lie. Love it dear! (:

    Breakfast at Lizzie's

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  25. Love your maxidress! Can't wait to wear mine when it's getting warmer here :)
    Love Lynda
    http://fashion-petite.blogspot.com/

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  26. That black maxi is gorgeous! The perfect mix of black and detailing :)

    -Jan
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  27. gorgeous maxi dress and i love those red jeans!

    cute & little

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  28. You look stunning! So pretty!

    http://escapedfromafairytale.blogspot.com/

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  29. Love the black maxi dress! I have a top that looks similar that I absolutely love!
    laurenroseprep.blogspot.com

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  30. That black dress is beautiful on you! Sorry to hear the baby has been a big out of character. Hope he feels better soon and hope you're enjoying the extra hugs!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thanks Corinne! Always loving the extra hugs, hate that he's upset and that's why he needs them though :( He's feeling much better now though thank you :)

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  31. Wow, I really like both looks. I would keep the top, its flowy and looks so good with skinny jeans, but if you dont feel good in it then it should go, Btw, attend away to baby T:) I've been in a similar boat. Sometimes mamas have different priorities and they are much cuter and need us more than other things on our to do list anyway:)

    Aesthetic Lounge

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    1. Very true, the to-do-list can wait, babies can't! :)

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  32. oh wow can't believe you're parting with the miu miu, i've always really loved it! totally understand why though, with a baby you'll have to prioritise function over form.. the maxi dress looks amazing on you!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. I love it too - it's very pretty! But after a day of fiddling around with the clasp....I don't wanna wear it again it was frustrating me haha!

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  33. Both of these are so great
    I wish I had the guts to clear out my wardrobe, so many things sitting there untouched but I always reason that someday I may wear it xx
    Garland Girl

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    1. I do that too! The blog is good, I can see exactly when I last wore something to help gauge if there is really any point in keeping it!

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  34. You look gorgeous! Swooning over that maxi! It looks amazing on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  35. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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  36. No one blames you for wanting more baby time over blogging! He totally deserves all your attention. (; That dress is so flattering on you! I'm really building my dress collection up for the warmer months. I love having the effortless options and taking them from casual to work looks. I've definitely been looking at lots of your stylings for inspiration! Especially in the accessories department!

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    1. I'm so glad I could help inspire you! I love dresses in the warmer months, just grab and go, great instant outfits! :)

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  37. Gorgeous black dress and red pants! Love your outfits :)
    xox

    http://flashforwards.blogspot.de/2015/03/ladylike.html

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  38. I actually just went through my wardrobe myself and took pics of everything to sell...and that is as far as I got.
    Give those extra cuddles. Babes always come first.

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    1. That's a great start! It takes me months to get around to listing on ebay, haha!

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  39. love that dress!

    <3 rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  40. Mica you look fab in the new dress- I looked through the bags you're selling on ebay yesterday and did not see this MiuMiu - did you already sell it ?

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    1. It was an impulse buy and I don't really know anything about Miu Miu, so I've taken it to a consignment store to sell instead for trying on ebay :) I'd never be able to answer any questions about it, I don't know what year it was from or anything! Hopefully the store can figure it out :)

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  41. Your new maxi looks fantastic on you! Great find! I was looking through your ebay store and I would definitely put in a few bids if shipping wouldn't cost $50 to ship to the US! Ebay is great for selling your old items. I hope you're able to sell them!

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    1. I know, it's a shame shipping is so expensive! I do combine shipping, but unless you win a lot of auctions probably doesn't make a big saving.

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