Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Jeanswest Dresses: Work and Weekend. Black Maxi, Aztec Print in the Office

First, the Shopbop Friends and Family Sale is on NOW! You can get 25% off with code 'SPRING25' at checkout. Some exclusions apply. Great time to buy those things you've been keeping in your cart while wishing for a sale! :)

My Shopbop Friends and Family Sale picks:




And of course, the usual outfits. I like shopping at Jeanswest, and I like pretty dresses....so two dress outfits! A new dress for a party and an old one being worn again (after a year!!!) for work.

What I wore:

Away From Blue Autumn House Party Outfit Black Maxi Dress Silver Bag

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC bag
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in rose gold!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this pretty maxi dress for a friend's birthday house party. I just wore my Havaianas with it as I knew I'd be taking my shoes off at the door. I did take a jacket with me in case it got colder, but didn't wear it as it was quite humid. It was a really fun party although I couldn't stay long as I had baby T with me. He enjoyed meeting new people and dancing around to some of the music, as well as watching the bigger kids playing.


As this is the second time I've worn this dress since I bought it, and I've been reviewing all my new wardrobe additions lately, this is my purchase review:

I love this maxi dress! I picked it up in the Jeanswest outlet last month as I thought it looked pretty, and when I came out of the change room in it everyone was full of compliments. It's just perfect on me. Length and all, even on my petite frame! I don't really need to wear a necklace with it because of the detailed neckline, which works perfectly for life with a grabby baby.

When I was weighing up the purchase in the change room I was thinking about how I already had a black maxi dress, and there was no point in having two black maxi dresses. I definitely have enough maxi dresses! I reasoned that I loved this one more than the one in my wardrobe at home. So I decided to buy this one and get rid of my old French Connection one (I sold it on ebay). I'm not too sad I got rid of the old one bought this one instead, this is such a lovely dress.


Last worn: black embellished maxi dressHavaianasRebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: black maxi dress and studded accessories, silver mini MAC with a colourful pattern mixing outfit.








What I wore:

Blue Aztec Print dress office wear yellow belt Louis Vuitton Speedy B

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere
Dress: Jeanswest Aztec print dress
BeltAsos skinny pale yellow belt
Shoes: Wittner 'Mimi' heels in mushroom
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)

Why I wore it:

Last time I wore this dress, I was in the third trimester (with a giant baby belly) and still working in the office. Funny to wear it again now almost a year later! It's been a long time between wears, and this is one of my favourite dresses. It hasn't been worn sooner as it's not ideal for life with baby, it's actually sheer with a blue slip underneath and the neckline isn't stretchy. It is perfect for working in my business casual office and having a lunch date in the city with my friends though!


Last worn: Aztec print dressskinny yellow belt, brown heels, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wear: Aztec print dress layered up for winteryellow belt with a purple maxi dress, brown heels for first day back at work after maternity leave, speedy bandouliere with denim.






Linking up with What I Wore, Get Your Pretty On, Because Shanna Said So, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday, Style Me WeeklyWhat I Wore, Style Me Wednesday, Oh Hey Girl, Trendy Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, What I Wore to Work, Spotlight Weekly, Fun Fashion Friday, That Friday Blog Hop, Casual Friday, Fab Favourites, Modest Monday today.



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31 comments:

  1. I'm in love with your maxi, babe! It fits about any occasions :D

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  2. You have the cutest collection of dresses! I love both of these :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. They are the easiest things to wear, no wonder I keep buying them! :)

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  3. I love your office attire
    The blue dress is so cool
    XO

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  4. You have some amazing bags babe! Love the Rebecca Minkoff! :)

    - Che

    www.style-che.com

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  5. Love the colors in that second dress!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  6. It's always nice to save a few items that you want for a great sale. I actually really love the printed dress in blue. It would be a great transseasonal piece as well. <3
    Living in Colour

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    1. I'm always adding things to my cart online just waiting for a sale haha!

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  7. I can tell you love that maxi! Which I don't blame you because it's gorgeous! Embellishments are life savers in the accessories department. (; I LOVE that Aztec print dress. Though at first I thought it was more of a feathery print. Still pretty none the less. Cap sleeved fit and flares are my favorite and I could LIVE in them!

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    1. It is such a pretty dress! :)

      It's a really unique print on the dress isn't it? I like it and like you said they are so easy to wear I could wear them everyday! :)

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  8. Super cute looks! I love the maxi dress!

    www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

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  9. Those dresses look great on you! Especially the maxi dress! :)
    x Angela // bouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the Rebecca Minkoff bag! You look beautiful!
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  11. The black maxi dress is simply wonderful, it fits you perfectly well. The outfit turned out great, such a nice choice for a friend's birthday house party, indeed.
    I like the second outfit too. It's lovely!
    Have a nice day!

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  12. I love your maxi dress Mica! The trim around the neckline is beautiful!. Great print dress!
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  13. OH both are such stunning looks! Both dresses are so chic in there own way though I am a sucker for prints so I will have to say the second one is my fave :)

    Florals&Smiles
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  14. Love both dresses, I think i just love the blue one best, great color on you, and you know I love your handbag collection! Pretty silver MAC
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks! I do like wearing blue! :)

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  15. Great Shopbop picks! You look so pretty in this dress, too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  16. I adore both dresses, especially the second one!! The colors and the pattern is pretty!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  17. Love the maxi, having an embellished neckline does sound like a benefit when necklaces are otherwise a no-go.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. It is a nice feature, definitely good for life with baby! :)

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  18. Love the dress and the purse in the first outfit a lot.
    Daphne.

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  19. I love your new maxi dress and good for you for getting rid of the other one you had. That takes a lot of discipline which I have none. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. haha, thanks Alice! I'm trying to be more thoughtful when I buy things - I do have a lot, so if I'm looking at something similar in-store I have to like it more than what I already own to take it home. I'm trying to keep only the things I love, and don't bother with the rest so that makes it easier to let things go :)

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  20. so glam in that black maxi! and the colourful dress fits you so well! thumbs up for both outfits<3
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  21. You always look stylish and beautiful! Love that maxi and I want that House of Harlow necklace! Thanks for linking up, Dear, and have a great weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  22. Thank you all for your kind comments! :)

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