Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Two Ways To Wear Bright Tanks: Denim Shorts and Kimono, Black Jersey Maxi Skirt

Wearing some of my bright tanks! Blue and green today. I'll often pick up some of the Jeanswest tanks if they go on sale - they frequently have new colours and I like to have a little collection of bright tops I can layer with or wear on their own. I think a good collection of basic tanks is essential for someone who dresses so casually like I do. I need to actually use them and wear them though! I've been pushing myself to wear them more often, and not just have them as colourful 'decorations' in my wardrobe.


Here's what I wore to go shopping with DH and baby:
Choies red vintage pattern kimono blue tank denim shorts red bag

Marc By Marc Jacobs Rock lobster Lil Ukita Bag worn on shoulder
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
JacketChoies red vintage pattern kimono
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TankJeanswest 'Jenni' singlet in indigo blue (on sale here!)
ShortsJeanswest denim cuff shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster


Casual weekend outfit, enjoying the the summer heat that's sticking around well into autumn in Brisbane. I actually wondered if the kimono might make me too warm for a while, it did get quite hot. I originally was going to wear a grey tank with this, and then I thought I'd try be a little different and pick a colourful one instead. I thought the blue tank worked nicely as there is blue in the print on the kimono. Worked well with the red bag too.

After going shopping in the morning, we ended going for a swim in the afternoon to cool down. Our pool is outdoors, so I tend to wait for really hot days to take baby T for a swim as he gets grouchy if the water is too cold! He's starting to get more enjoyment out of being in the water though, it's so good to see.


Last worn: Rayban Wayfarers, red kimono, blue tank, denim shortsHavaianas, Marc By Marc Jacobs Ukita bag.



Here's what I wore to go to playgroup with baby T today:
SAHM St Patrick's Day Outfit Casual Green Tank Black Jersey Maxi Skirt
NecklaceRoie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Emerald green
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag


Although I posted it a day late, this totally counts as a green outfit for St Patrick's day right? ha! I don't really have a lot of green in my wardrobe, it isn't one of my favourite colours and I don't really know what to wear it with (I tend to just wear it with black). I decided to give this green tank a wear as it's been a long time since I last wore it, I was (hugely!) pregnant last time. Although I don't reach for this green tank as much as the other ones that I own, it's still staying in my wardrobe because it's good to have another colour to wear now and then.

Really casual outfit as I was just going out to playgroup with baby. I didn't take the stroller this time, just the baby carrier, so I put all of my things in the baby bag again.


Last worn: green tank, black maxi skirt, Havaianas (above), Marc by Marc Jacobs baby bag.




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34 comments:

  1. I love that first outfit. Great kimono. I badly need a kimono or two lol.

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  2. What a cute and colourful kimono & love how you styled it! Your March Jacobs bag is so pretty! Cute outfit for the playgroup too. Enjoy your day:)
    Marta
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  3. I'm a fan of the bright green tank, and it's nice to see your red purse with the the bolder print. Great outfits, hope you have a lovely week Mica. <3
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  4. I love taking Penny swimming! I'm so excited for it to warm up here since she was about 5 months old last time we went. I have a kimono with peach and some warm shades of tan and I literally have no idea how to style it! Suggestions? haha. It's lovely I had to have it, but I'm so confused on how to dress it.

    I feel the same about green. I had one green thing in my wardrobe. Perhaps it's my red hair and fear of looking like a leprechaun? (; I love wearing green with navy. You'll see what I mean on Friday.

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    1. Oh I think I have a really similar piece! it's pastels and peach. It's a nice kimono, but I've only started wearing it more recently. You might need to wait for the weather to warm up, unless you want to wear it over a long sleeve tee?

      You can see some of the other ways I've worn my kimonos here if it helps you! :) http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au/search/label/kimono

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  5. Nice looks, love both!
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  6. You look lovely in these bright colours, Mica! That kimono is awesome!

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  7. The first look is on point! I love the color coordination and that tassel necklace is the perfect touch. Glad to hear Baby T is starting to like the water. As for me, I absolutely can't wait until it's warm enough to swim. Soak up that weather for me!

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  8. Beautiful looks! I can't wait to wear shorts and kimonos!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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  9. Loving that pretty kimono and I'm wishing it was warm enough here to be wearing shorts!!!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  10. Adorable, Mica! I love your "everyday style!" Perfect for busy moms! XO ~ Casey @ A Little Bit of Cheer

    www.alittlebitofcheer.com

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  11. Every time I see your posts it makes me want a holiday. Love the green top and your red kimono.

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  12. The kimono is super cute and I LOVE that bag!!! Such a gorgeous red!!!

    -Adriele
    www.StyleAssisted.com

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  13. I love that blue tank paired with the kimono. They're magic together. I think I really need to inject more colour into my own wardrobe, especially when it comes to basics. My "wildest" hue right now is a pale yellow tank I brought for $12 at Supre 5 years ago. They use to make the most AWESOMEST tanks ever. A friend got me onto them and I built quite the collection. Then I donated a bunch, keeping only blacks, whites and creams. Now they're starting to go south and I want to replace them, but can't because they don't make 'em like they used to :o(

    Sxx
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    1. I remember those! I think everyone stocked up on those at Supre! They definitely don't make them like they used to. I still have a box of my oldies somewhere, looking really old if I recall correctly!

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  14. what a great kimono top and you are such a stylish momma!

    cute & little

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  15. Lovely blazer or kimono should i say
    It's so summer look ready
    XO

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  16. So beautiful and interesting post! Like your blog and the way you write!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

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  18. Kimonos .. i remember when I thought they were just pretty bathrobes !
    I think they add fun and a little chicness to anything.

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    1. I'm so pleased they are trendy again - they are just as comfortable as bathrobes, hehe! :)

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  19. Both outfits are really cute, but the first one is my fav! I love the jacket/kimono :)

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  20. Love the shorts with the kimono and cool necklace. FAB! Thanks so much for always being a part of Fun Fashion Friday! I always look forward to your looks.
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
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  21. I love your looks!
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  22. i think it's the first time I've seen that red bag!! it's so gorgeous!! aahhh!!! i want one! :D

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    1. It is a great one! I bought it a while back (while I was pregnant, wow!), need to wear it more often! :)

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  23. Tanks look good alone or paired with something else. You did a great job styling both of these. Looks great on you Mica.
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  24. You are just too adorable for words! And that bright bag makes my heart palpitate!

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  25. Fun spring colors! Love the orange!

    xoxo, Christina

    Stray Birds and Lavender

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  26. loving the kimino, and so wish I was wearing shorts and sandals. Thanks for linking up this week

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  27. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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  28. The blue tank with the kimono is so perfect! I remember when my son hated the pool now we can't get him out of it.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

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  29. I only found out about St Patrick's day from ASOS emails! Totally forgot about it this year, always a nice excuse to wear some green which I don't do very often :) Love the simple green and black outfit, looks so comfy to run around in too.

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. One of my friends has her birthday on Saint Patrick's day so I never forget it! :)

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