Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Stripes, Skirts and Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere Bag in Damier Ebene

First up, have you shopped the Shopbop sale yet?!

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It's been a while since my last style challenges, so when Vanessa posted her Style and Shenanigans Colour challenge, I was eager to give it a go again. I've posted my thoughts about style challenges before and I think they can be a good way to help me wear more of my wardrobe and not just go for the same pieces all the time. It was a short challenge, just 5 days long. Below are two of the looks.


Here's what I wore to spend the day with my mum:
Peach ruffle cami striped jersey maxi skirt LV Speedy B 30 damier Ebene
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
SingletJeanswest peach ruffle cami
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)


The challenge for the day was 'pastel central'. I thought this peach cami was perfect. I really like pairing cami tops and maxi skirts together, I've done it a few times now, nice and cool for summer. I am still so incredibly lucky my sister didn't want this top any more - a great piece for me I picked up in one of her wardrobe clear outs! Every now and then when we get the urge to clean our wardrobes we will let each other comb through the bags before taking them off to be donated. I've got some lovely pieces that way, and it has to be said I've got a few of my old clothes back that way as well, hehe!

I really liked this outfit - the only thing I didn't like was how the top slid up and bunched around my waist through the day, looked odd as the skirt is quite fitted around the waist. I'd maybe try belt it next time to see if that helps to keep it in place.


Last worn: Ray-Ban wayfarerspeach cami, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton Speedy bandouliere.



Here's what I wore to visit the doctors:
pattern mixing striped tank printed green skirt outfit

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
TankGlassons striped tank in black and white
SkirtFrench Connection green and black printed skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)


The challenge was 'jewel tones' like emerald green, so this green skirt was ideal! I tried to wear it a little differently and try a bit of print mixing, but I think it's too much. Maybe if I'd worn a plain bag with it it would have looked better. I just always wear this skirt with a plain black top, wanted to try something a little different. Seemed like a nice idea in the morning when I was getting dressed, but after looking at the photos I didn't really like how the outfit looked. Although people were encouraging on instagram, it's not one of my favourite outfits.

I haven't worn this skirt often. In the 3 years I've had the blog...this is only it's fifth wear. 1, 2, 3, 4 and now. To be fair, it is a fixed waist skirt that was impossible to wear during pregnancy. It's one of the pieces I bought back when I was starting out with my corporate wardrobe, and I wore it a lot. But over the years I started buying and wearing pencil skirts more, and it's just been neglected.

There is nothing wrong with the skirt - it's pretty, it gets compliments, it's good for my business casual office as well as days off...but I think it's time for it to leave my wardrobe. If I do want to wear a pleated printed skirt, I still have this one. I don't need two similar pieces that aren't worn often! I'm a little more adventurous with the other skirt too, I find yellow and black easier to wear than green and black. I don't just pick a black top to wear with it all the time!

Leaving my Wardrobe: French Connection Green and Black Printed Skirt

9 outfits with 1 French Connection green black printed pleated skirt

(Pics all the way back to 2008 before my blogging days, for your amusement! I really did like wearing this skirt with a plain black top...)


Last worn: wayfarer sunglasses (above), striped tankprinted skirt, Havaianas (above), LV Speedy B(above).




Linking up with What I Wore, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Spotlight Weekly, Fun Fashion Friday, Fab Favourites, Skirtista Diaries, Modest Monday today.


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52 comments:

  1. Loving your stripes and print-mixing in these outfits. 2 great skirts. Also, you had a great run with the green-printed French Connection Skirt. So many great outfits with it, Mica.

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    1. The stripped pieces are my favorites as well! Have almost the similar stripped skirt in midi length by H&M!

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      JOURNAL OF STYLE

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  2. Love the first outfit, the peach top is gorgeous! <3

    I have a new post on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  3. The Shopbop sale is amazing isn't it? Love these outfits on you!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  4. Wah! <3 You're absolutely looking wonderful!
    x Angela // bouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  5. What a beautiful peach colored top on you! I love the ruffles!

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  6. so cool!
    xx

    isa

    www.un-likely.com

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  7. That bag is fabulous! You look gorgeous! Loving that maxi!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  8. That peach singlet is so pretty! And I love the green skirt, too bad it didn't get that much love, ha ha. But I have pieces in my closet like that too.
    I'm trying to resist the Shopbop sale, haha...need to save my shopping money for vacation! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. I am trying to resist the sale too, the problem is that there are sooo many cute pieces! Trying to be good!

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  9. Both stunning looks! I really like the skirt you are wearing in the second photo :)

    Florals&Smiles
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  10. I love that you've been doing these leaving my closet bits. It's really inspiring and I may just mimic this since I'm in a Spring cleaning mode myself. (:

    Peach is def a great color on you! It compliments your skin and hair nicely.

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    1. Feel free to do something similar! I've seen a few bloggers do 'leaving my wardrobe' type posts of wardrobe additions and edits, so that's where I got the idea for this! :)

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  11. I love the check print Speedy - I have the classic LV print

    michellespaige.com

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  12. You look amazing being 37 weeks pregnant. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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    1. Haha so in other words I need to step up the post pregnancy weight-loss, if I still look 37 weeks pregnant 9 months post-partum? ;)
      I am quite happy with how I lost most of the pregnancy weight actually :)

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    2. Um yes, you are one of the slimmest women out there! I couldn't believe how quickly you got back to your tiny self. No more weight-loss needed at all!!

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    3. Hehe thanks Lauren! :) I'm happy with how I lost the weight too, slow and steady! Plus I think a bit of leftover baby belly is a given, not the end of the world :)

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  13. The outfit looks great on you! Loving your blog and happy I stopped by:) xo, Hayley www.dailydoseofdarling.com

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  14. I enjoy participating in challenges too, although I must admit I have not in a long time as I barely have time to post. Just now, I am almost up to date…

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    1. Yes, blogs often fall lower down the priority list. You're doing great though, don't feel bad when life gets in the way!

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  15. oh my goodness! you rock these stripes! such darling looks!

    kelseybang.com

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  16. loving that long stripy maxi skirt and wow that bag is stunning!


    ♥ Ellen #NZblogger
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  17. I like how you wore the hunter green skirt with a belt. The skirt is great in my opinion. I also adore the ruffled top. Take care Mica. <3/Madison
    February Moments

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    1. Thanks! I liked the belted outfit too, something a little different I tried! :)

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  18. I love that bag. You look great!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  19. Love how you styled that French Connection skirt so many different ways.
    Fash Boulevard

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  20. Mica, that peach and stripes looks SO DREAMY together! I never thought of that! I love the way it looks. Gorgeous green skirt!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim! I feel like I wear stripes with everything at some point, hehe! I am so lucky my sister didn't want that top any more, it's been a wonderful addition to my wardrobe!

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  21. I love how much you play with patterns! It always looks so cute on you :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  22. I just love that LV bag & I've been loving all of your pretty and chic outfits!! Stripes are always a winner in my books:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  23. That's such a classic bag! It looks great with both outfits! You look so great! Isn't it cool to see how we style the same piece differently over the years?

    be the plebeian

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    1. It is! It's just funny to see how similarly I've worn this skirt over 7 years, ha!

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  24. Peach is my favorite pastel color too :) Perfectly paired with your striped maxi. I agree on retiring that skirt. There's something about the colors I'm not a big fan of. Yay for cleaning out your closet!

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    1. Yeah, I'm not really a green person anyway, better to go to someone who will wear it more and be more adventurous with it!

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  25. I love that deep jewel tones green skirt! It reminds me of emerald! :)

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  26. I love the 1st outfit.
    The top looks so cool.
    XO

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  27. I love your outfit. it really look so comfy and classy <3

    Leigh Cee | Ich Liebe Dich Sky

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  28. Your creativity and uniqueness in this post inspires me dear ♥

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  29. Such a wonderful post dear! Hope you have a great Friday!

    xoxo;
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  30. We're loving your striped maxi skirt. So cute!!

    xx 365Hangers

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  31. I love striped maxi skirts - they go with everything and are so easy to wear.

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  32. That LV handbag is so dreamy! Lovely pics, Mica. And (as always) fabulous style. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  33. Well, if you're also thinking of saying goodbye to that LV bag, you can just send it right over here to me! ;) You look beautiful, Mica. But yeah, I understand ... sometimes we just have to make room for more shopping! ;) thanks so much for linking up!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. haha nooooo not gonna say goodbye to that! It's perfect for life with baby! :)

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  34. The the ruffle cami with the maxi skirt!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  35. I love your striped skirt! Thank you for joining the Trendy Wednesday Link Up!

    Leanne,
    Classy Yet Trendy
    http://www.classyyettrendy.com

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  36. Pastels look really pretty on you. I really like both of these looks. The striped top and stripes on the top of the skirt work well together.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  37. How nice that you and your sister are able to exchange clothes. I love both outfits and love how much use you've gotten out of this green skirt.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. It has been worn quite a lot - will be a shame to see it go, but I really need to make space in my wardrobe for some work pencil skirts...something has to go, and it did get a good run.

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  38. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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