Friday, 15 May 2015

Casual Autumn Outfits: Layering With Blue Printed Scarves

With the autumn weather starting to settle in it can get a little chilly in the mornings. I'm enjoying it, as I get to wear some of my bigger scarves that are just too warm to wear in spring/summer. Below are two casual stay at home mum style outfits with some big cosy printed scarves.


What I wore:

Marc By Marc Jacobs turquoise stargazer scarf purple tank stripe maxi skirt converse RM MAM

Rebecca Minkoff Minkette grey MAM bag with striped skirt blue purple tank and scarf
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Royal Lilac purple
Skirt: Target black and white striped maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

I wasn't too sure what the weather would end up like on this day. I didn't have much to do after a busy morning, so just wanted to be comfortable. Maxi skirt and Converse is always a good idea, and I went with the tank and the scarf as I thought it might warm up later. It ended up being a really warm day so I didn't need the scarf when I was outside in the afternoon. Was good to have it in the morning and evening though.

First couple of times I wore this scarf I wore it with red, so I thought I'd try a different colour this time and went with purple. I really liked this colour combination too. I've been trying to break out of my little rut of pairing everything colourful with something grey, and being slightly more adventurous with colour.


Last worn: Marc By Marc Jacobs Stargazer scarfpurple tank, stripe maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM.

Other ways to wear: blue printed scarf and red dresspurple tank and printed shorts, Converse and dress for spring, Rebecca Minkoff MAM with wrap dresses for the office, striped maxi skirt and grey tee.








What I wore:

SAHM Style: blue leopard print scarf white shirt Jeanswest prima denim skinny jeans SAHM Style
Scarf: Cotton On animal print scarf in blue
TopJeanswest Elise longline emroidered shirt coconut blue
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe

Why I wore it:

This was taken a couple of days after the outfit above, when Brisbane had a taste of the wild weather that had badly affected Sydney. I'd made sure to get organised and run all my errands earlier in the week so I had nothing to do but stay at home and snuggle with baby T. The scarf was needed as I was still recovering from my cold and had completely lost my voice. Poor baby had to make do with me reading and singing to him in a whisper!

The white shirt wouldn't normally be my first choice for a day at home with baby, but it was the first day of the Fox in Flats instagram style challenge for May, and the prompt for the day was to wear a white shirt (as it was white shirt day for OCRF). No bag or shoes as I literally stayed in the house all day listening to the rain with baby T and Cooper.

DH was one of the lucky ones, as he had been sent off-site for the day he didn't have to battle through the crazy traffic and flooded roads to get home and he got home a little earlier than usual. I know there were a lot of people in Brisbane who didn't make it home until really late that evening, and some not until the next day! We had a nice quiet evening at home, until we got a knock on the door from our neighbour as DH's car was about to be swept away!

The streets around us started flooding really quickly. I've never seen anything like it, not even in the big floods of 2011. Thankfully our house was on high enough ground that it became part of a little island, DH managed to move his car away from the flood waters, and by the next morning the water was gone. Seeing the water creeping up our driveway was a really scary sight though. We definitely weren't prepared for something that bad, we were lucky to all be together and have all our home comforts (and power and water) to just wait it out. Shows how important it is to get to know your neighbours too, if we hadn't had that knock on the door we wouldn't have known until it was too late, the flood waters would have submerged the car if it stayed where it was. Thankful for our neighbours looking out for us!


Last worn: blue leopard print scarf, embroidered shirt, prima denim skinny jeans.

Other ways to wear: print mixing with striped top and leopard print scarf, shirt, shorts and ankle boots, colourful prints and skinny jeans.





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70 comments:

  1. It's so weird that when we have spring here you guys there are getting in the fall. I love the combination of maxi skirt and scarf. Have a great day!
    xo
    Anastasia
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  2. How scary about the flood! I love your striped maxi skirt and the animal print scarf! Great outfits :)

    Carolyn

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  3. Absolutely love the top scarf. I have lots of scarves I rarely ever wear, you've inspired me to wear them more. I'm going to dig them out this weekend. A scarf really adds something to an outfit! #fashionfriday

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    1. They are great accessories! I have a lot but tend to just rotate around a few, I'm trying to give them all a little more love this autumn/winter!

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  4. Oh the weather situation sounds awful but I'm glad to hear you managed to avoid the worst of the flooding. I actually like your scarves in both outfits - it really elevates both looks!

    xo Deborah
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  5. Hi lovely, this i a great look, I love scarves the are a must , my favorite look was the second one!! Have a great weekend!
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  6. You've got such a talent to play with different scarves, Mica! Looks always wonderful! In love with your striped skirt, dear! Colorful and chic! The second look is something I would also wear all day long!! ;)
    Happy Friday, Mica!

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  7. The flooding situation sounds so scary, glad to hear it turned out okay! I'm such a sucker for scarves and I'm in love with both of these, they are are so pretty and add the perfect pop for these outfits!
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    1. Yes we are very lucky that the floods weren't too bad for us even if we did get flooded in for a while - there was much worse happening to others!

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  8. You wear scarves so well, and I love the stripy skirt.

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  9. I love both scarves. The first one is unique while the second one is classy. I'd wear both if given the chance <3

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    SHAIRA
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  10. Both these scarves are beautiful, but the Marc Jacobs one is a real eye catcher. Also like the top you are wearing in the second outfit, it looks so cozy.

    The wild weather arrived here now, it's been very windy since yesterday afternoon ;-)

    Have a nice weekend Mica :)

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. Hope the wild weather doesn't get too crazy for you! And that you don't have floods!

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  11. You look good for staying at home! I am so glad you were all safe and nothing was damaged in the storm!

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    1. I am very glad of that too! :)

      I think if I wasn't doing the style challenge I might just have stayed in PJs all day, haha!

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  12. I adore the second outfit! Looks super casual/yet cute with the scarf!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  13. Amazing pictures and outfits my dear!! :D lovely post

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  14. That was nice of your neighbours! Glad you managed to stay high and dry. You've inspired me to look at my striped maxi skirt for winter wear too. I think I'll need a few more layers down here though!!

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    1. Oh yes do try wear your maxi skirt year round! I'm going to make more of an effort to do that this year. Increasing the layers as it gets cooler :)
      We are so grateful for our neighbour letting us know in time!

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  15. Mica, you have the best scarf collection! I really like the converse with your maxi skirt. They look cool together. That leopard with your black & white outfit is gorgeous together. Look at YOU! So pretty :)
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    1. haha thanks Kim! I really need to make an effort to wear all of my scarves more often!

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  16. I love that MJ scarf! I think I may have seen it in one of my window shopping sessions, haha.
    And wow! That's so scary!!! My house was flooded REALLY bad when I was renting a place by the beach with a friend. Luckily we knew it was going to happen (well, knew something was going to happen) so I was able to get most of my stuff out of the house before...but a lot of stuff was still ruined
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    1. Oh no such a shame you were flooded! It's not an easy thing to clean up afterwards either.....good you were only renting so you could move and avoid it happening again!

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  17. Floods terrify me, I'm so happy to hear you guys are ok! Awesome planning ahead getting everything done before the crazy weather happened. Luckily I live in a very hilly state. It floods a lot, but more so into valleys and deep deep ditches. For the most part, there's always somewhere else for water to go other than the roads.

    You are fantastic at styling scarves. Spring has brought us a cool spell so they work for now, but scarves are one of my favorite things about fall! (:

    Have a lovely weekend Mica!

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    1. It's good you live in a fairly flood free place! :) We know not to mess with the floods and flood waters here after the 2011 'inland tsunami', that was just horrible. I got quite anxious watching the waters rise up our driveway knowing we had nowhere to go as we were stranded. Thank goodness they didn't rise up to the door!

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  18. That flooding sounds terrifying! It's been raining everyday here but luckily no flooding in our parts. You seriously have the prettiest scarves. I love both of these! I've been afraid to break out my maxi skirts again because I don't want them to get all nasty in puddles and wet streets. Yuck!

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    1. Glad you haven't had any flooding! A few times I've made the mistake of maxi skirts/dresses on rainy days - never ends well, haha!

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  19. Very cute outfits. xx
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  20. I love love love the shirt and scarf combo :)

    Corinne x
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  21. Gorgeous, as usual! That scarf is unbelievably beautiful!

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  22. I love your story about how fortunate we are to have good neighbors who watch over each other! Happy to hear you and your family are safe. Love the big bold scarves--they are such statement pieces and add so much to a simple outfit!

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    1. thanks Lauren! We do have very considerate neighbours!

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  23. Floods are so scary. I remember many a day in primary school we couldn't get to school because of water over big levels. I even remember being taken across flood waters in a ute and tractor to meet the school bus to get to school. The joys of growing up in the bush. I love your outfits. I especially love the 2nd one. Both scarves are lovely. I am a HUGE fan of wearing scarves. Jx

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    1. Oh wow we are lucky we had nothing like that - it only hung around for a day then it all went away. There are like 8 storm water drains between us and the creek so I guess once they stopped being so backed up with rain they cleared it quickly :)

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  24. You sure know how to rock a scarf! They really suit you! Pleased you stayed safe and dry in the wild weather - thank heavens for good neighbours!

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  25. I absolutely love both scarves and the way you styled the outfits. My favorite is definitely thew leopard print one :)

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  26. Love a good scarf! Particularly love #2. Animal print is always a good idea.
    So glad you and the fam were safe. Floods are really scary! Xx

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  27. Glad you are all ok, I just love how your neighbour let you know very kind of them!

    I love big scarves too it is getting to hot to wear them now so I must haul out my thinner ones haha :) Both beautiful looks x

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  28. Maxi skirt and a pair of converse - I love this look. Loving all the scarves! I have heaps of scarves but forget to add them to an outfit. Now the chill has arrived I reckon I'll be sporting this look too. Glad you survived the wild weather, sounded pretty hectic!

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    1. Yep I'm making more of an effort to wear my scarves - i have so many I could wear a new one every day for a month and still have some left over..ooops! haha!

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  29. Great bag! Grey is my favorite color!

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  30. I just love adding scarves into my looks, summer is just around the corner so I don't really wear them that often now but in fall I do :)

    Glad to hear you are all ok :)

    RedLip&Love

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    1. Much too hot to wear scarves here in summer too! :) Definitely a cooler weather piece :)

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  31. aah, that scarf you're wearing is so so beautiful

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  32. These two looks give me a different vibe. The first one, I love the scarf because it is a galaxy vibe, while the casual theme in the 2nd look is very relaxing!

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  33. I've seen so many bloggers blogging about the colour blue - can tell it will be big this year! You look absolutely beautiful, lovely post! :)

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  34. I love scarves too! Helps keep me warm during autumn. :)

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  35. Mica, I love the purple with the first scarf. I absolutely adore the second scarf! I would love that in my collection. Thanks for sharing! x

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  36. I'm really sorry to hear about floods, I know how scary they can be. It is always great to have good neighbors and this situation confirms it. I hope the weather improves asap. I hope you get your voice back soon, I have the same problem...here it is very hot but due to the sudden climate change, I caught a bad cold.

    Both outfit are really cute. I like the white shirt and skinny jeans combo...cool stay at home look:)

    The first outfit I also really like. The maxi skirt is o well matched with converse and that top...and I'm just crazy about that scarf!!!!!

    thank you for your comment, I was thinking exactly the same thing....I'm half way there!!!


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    1. Oh no I hope you get over your cold soon! And that you reach your goal, you are so close being half way there! :)

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  37. That MJ scarf is just beautiful! What a score!

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  38. Wao, that flood sounds super duper scary!! Panama also suffers of many floods during the rainy season because we don't always have the best water escape system in certain areas of the city and suburbs. I live on the top of a large hill, so it has never been a problem for my particular house, but I still feel super bad for all those that are constantly affected by it. I'm so glad you were safe and snuggled at home, looking super cute too in that leopard scarf!

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    1. Oh no it's so bad you are affected by floods! It's good your house is safe being on a hill :) We always thought we were up pretty high too....not this time, haha!

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  39. Scarves are a great way to add warm when it starts to get chilly. I cannot believe you have had flooding. Sounds crazy! I am so glad to hear your house is safe.

    Amy Ann
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    1. It was crazy, but we are very lucky we stayed safe and dry :)

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  40. Oh my gosh! Those floods sound intense. I just saw photos of my home island (Guam) being hit by a typhoon. It literally wreaked havoc on the island. Stay safe on that side of the world! The weather seems to be crazy over there right now.

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    1. Oh wow I hope everyone you know was safe! We are lucky it was nothing like a typhoon!

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  41. Lovely, Mica! That stargazer scarf is fabulous and leo print is a perennial fave of mine. Well done! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  42. Gosh that must have been scary to watch. When it rains in Melbourne it floods pretty quickly but nothing extreme like what Sydney or QLD saw though. That was incredibly wild and I'm glad to hear all was well with you guys.

    Sxx
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    1. I think we got off lightly compared to Sydney, they really copped it there :( it had blown out a bit by the time it reached us!

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  43. You got some pretty scarfs!
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  44. I love how the scarf add personality to the outfit. You look fab!

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  45. Love the longer line top over the skinny jeans. Glad your OHs car was moved away from the flood water in time!

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  46. Thank you all for your comments and kind words about the flooding :)

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  47. How scary Mica - I've only had "flooding" from broken pipes. The thought of water creeping in was probably so nerve wrecking, I am glad it was gone overnight. I am guessing you guys did not get much sleep.

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  48. cute outfit, I really like your scarf!

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