Monday, 1 June 2015

Skinny Jeans, Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC cross Body Bag

Two simple and casual stay-at-home mum style outfits! Scarves, skinny jeans and Converse with my favourite Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag. It is officially the first day of winter here in Australia, and the weather really started to cool towards the end of autumn, when I wore these outfits.

What I wore:


ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer scarf in aquamarine (on sale!)
JumperJeanswest 'Serena' ombre knit
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine

Why I wore it:

I've worn this scarf with red and with purple before, so thought that I would wear it with a neutral outfit to add some colour. Kept me cosy too. I caught up with a friend in the morning, and then baby T and I went op-shopping.

The style challenge for the day was 'red lippie'. I'd seen that prompt coming up and after seeing it come up on almost all the style challenges I've done, and after getting some feedback from you all about it, I decided to just take the plunge and get one. It's a lot brighter than my usual red tinted lip balm! A lovely sales assistant at the body shop helped me pick one. I've been wearing it for a few days now and I quite like the colour.  I don't layer it on as much as she did - it was really bright when she put it on, I only do one layer, easing myself into it!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Marc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer scarf, ombre knit, black skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to weargalaxy print scarf with red dress, ombre knit at 40 weeks pregnant, skinny jeans with a button up shirt, Converse with dresses for spring, aquamarine bag with a blue dress.









What I wore:


Jacket: Zara cream jersey blazer
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink (on sale!)
Tee: thrifted Dotti blue tee
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo (on sale with extra 30% off!)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine

Why I wore it:

The Fox in Flats style challenge for the day was 'luxe layers'. The weather cooperated nicely, it was quite a cold and rainy day! Thankfully playgroup can be held inside on days like this, so we stayed dry. I wanted to wear the tee and the blazer as I was aware it was getting near the end of May and I still have that goal of wearing things twice in a month after I buy them. You can read a little more about my goals and reasons why here.

Since it's the second time I've worn both of these items, my purchase reviews:

Cobalt blue tee - I really like the gathered waist on this tee, the metallic thread detail and cut-outs around the neckline (similar to the black tank I have) and it fills the 'gap' in my wardrobe for a plain, bright coloured top. However just like my yellow tank, I found it tricky to wear it often this month. I think I just have too many tops in general, adding more probably wasn't a good idea. I'm still keeping it in my wardrobe, but I'm not going to be in a rush to add any more!

Zara blazer - this is the cream version of the black blazer that I love so much. I'm not as enthused with this one, probably as I've had to wash it so much since I got it. It was an ebay purchase and when I pulled it out the satchel it was really wet. After being in the mail for a few days and damp...it didn't smell very nice! So although it's dry clean only, I've had to wash it a few times. That's probably why it doesn't feel as comfortable and soft as my black blazer. I'm hoping it will soften up over time, as I like the colour.

This month I've added some nice things to my wardrobe, but not a lot of them have been 'must-wear' pieces. I am conscious that I'm doing a style challenge this month which dictates what I wear, and affects what I reach for in my wardrobe, but there has been a big contrast to me between the 'nice' purchases and the 'I am so in love with this' purchases.  I think I need to be stricter with my 'do I love this more than a similar item already in my wardrobe' questioning when I'm buying things. No matter how good the price may be!


Last worn: pink skull print scarf, cream blazer, cobalt blue tee, skinny jeans, Converse, RM mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wear: pink skull scarf with a chambray dress, cobalt blue tee with pencil skirt for the office, same blazer in black with pencil skirts for corporate wearskinny jeans in spring, Converse and denim shorts, aquamarine bag with orange pants.





Linking up with Let It Shine, Style To Inspire, Modest Monday, Bless Your Heart, Mix It Monday< More Pieces of Me and Daily Express, Style Sessions, Reasons to Dress, Turning Heads, Wardrobe Wednesday, Because Shanna Said So today.





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48 comments:

  1. Both outfits are lovely!
    xoxo Lynda
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  2. You always look so good, my dear! Fantastic pictures :) xoxo

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  3. 2 gorgeous scarves today. I love how you are dressing up the simple skinny jeans, Mica. =) How is the little one? He turns one this month, I remember.

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    1. He is good thank you Ada! Yep, his first birthday is coming up!

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  4. You are rockin those converse shoes!! I seriously need to get my act together and buy some! I especially love the white ones. Not long now until Baby T turns one! :O how do you feel about it? what are your plans for his birthday? I'm actually liking being back at work (I only work 5 and half hours though). Have you settled back in yet? it's hard leaving the little ones isn't it? xx

    Thrive on Novelty

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    1. I can't live without them! haha! It's thongs in summer, chucks in winter. I'm so predictable with my shoe choices ;)

      I'm glad you're enjoying being back at work! I'm still adjusting - like you said, it's hard leaving your son!

      We are having a little party for his birthday - I'm really looking forward to it, I've gone a little crazy with decorations haha. Wont look as great as the party James had, but hopefully baby enjoys it!

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  5. You look so cozy in this outfit. I love the print of your scarf. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  6. I am loving both of these outfits on you! Polished casual perfection. And I am kind of amazed that you can pick a single favorite RM bag from your collection! They are all so fabulous. :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  7. I am in love with the sweater in the first look, it looks very comfy!

    RedLip&Love

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  8. Love that ombre sweater with the marc jacobs scarf! :D
    You're doing so good with all your challenges! Ha ha. I can barely handle one ;)
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  9. I love both of these looks--that bag is so pretty, I LOVE the color!! Also, I'm such a big Converse fan. In fact, I'm wearing my white pair on the blog today too :) So hi there, shoe twin!!
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  10. Mica, those scarves with that bag! Superb! They just add a certain chic-ness to your outfit! That's a great way to add a little pizzazz to the norm. Both outfits look great.
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  11. Love this bag and scarves. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  12. That red lip color looks great on you! I love the second scarf as well! I've always wanted to visit Australia! Hopefully someday I will be able to!:)

    Thanks for linking up!
    Lindsey
    http://www.brushingourwaythroughlife.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the first outfit Mica!! I am absolutely drooling over that sweater and scarf! And please wear more red lips,looks amazing on you!! But I know it took me a while to get used to the first bout of red lips but there was no stopping me after that.. heh!

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    1. You look adorable, Mica! I love how you've played with the scarves here! And I really admire how you rethink your shopping habits! Thumbs up for that!!! I've started to buy stuff I REALLY love (not because of the price tag too) and which can be a part of at least 5 outfits! Enjoy your day, my dear!

      xxx Ira
      JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    2. thanks! I'm still getting used to a red lip, but I like the lippy I bought!

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    3. Thanks Ira! I need to be more conscious with what I'm buying - I have a lot in my wardrobe already!

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  14. You look amazing with a red lip! And if a just bitten lip is more your style, go for it! I bet you would love any sort of a long lasting balm stain in the chubby stick form. They look like a giant crayon, but stain your lips that color so it's subtle.

    Scarves are my favorite part about the cooler months. I know lots of people wear them in warmer ones too, but I feel weird doing it.

    I'm terrible at styling casual outfits! Like weekends, even grocery shopping. Which to most people isn't a big deal, but clothes make me feel a certain way and I want to be 100% happy in everything I wear. I blame part of my styling blocks from working in an office. Take away those dresses and cardigans and I'm lost. (;

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    1. I do love my lip balms! :)

      I find casual dressing easier than office dressing - less rules, haha! I like the freedom. Although my office is fairly casual anyway.

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  15. Love that scarves. Love how you styled them.
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  16. omg!! your printed scarves are gorgeous!! :D

    Have a great week!
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  17. You look so wonderful in skinny jeans and I love how you wore them with converse! The first sweater is amazing!

    be the plebeian

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  18. Tremendous scarves, Mica! Great outfits, too. Thanks for the visit and the nice words. Yup, gray is here to stay and if I follow my brothers hair changing steps, I may get looking very blonde in 5 years. awesome!
    ♥renae

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  19. Looking great in both outfits! Love that you styled them with Converses!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  20. Your scarves are always so fun and colorful! Love what they add to your outfits. That first look especially :D

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  21. love the bag :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  22. Your scarves are so pretty! Love both of these casual chic looks!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  23. Red lippy suits you!! Glad you took the plunge and finally did it :-) xxx

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  24. Cute outfits Mica!! I adore that scarf. I like the lighter weight ones like this for summer and a scarf always makes me feel more put together. Have a beautiful day!!

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  25. i love the print of both scarfs! <3 You look pretty :)

    Have a great day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  26. There's just something terribly appealing in a McQueen scarf, so much that rational thought is somewhat futile :)

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  27. I looove my RM mini mac bags also! I wear mine all the time

    xo,
    Michelle Paige
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  28. I adore that sweater in the first look... you look beautiful in both outfits!!


    Amber
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  29. you are the cutest! Love how you styled the bag with two looks.

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  30. Oh I love this turquoise little Rebecca Minkoff bag, it looks so great and stylish with basically any combination!

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  31. You look lovely (twice)! :) I adore both these scarves and that handbag is amazing! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  32. Love this! You always look so happy! As for the blazer-- did you dry it in the dryer? I usually hang all my items to dry, which helps keep it soft. If your country has anything like Dryel, I'd suggest using those. It's an easy, cheap at-home solution to dry cleaning. :)

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    1. I'll have to look for Dryel next time I'm at the super market! :) We don't have a dryer - we line dry everything as it's better for the environment, and with the hot days here in Queensland it never takes long in the sun! :)

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  33. Absolutely adore everything! The blue shades are gorgeous. <3

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  34. You know, you got cool colored printed scarf.
    I love it everytime
    XO

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  35. i love the way you style scarves and these outfits are perfect for a casual look!

    cute & little

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  36. Both super cute looks, I'm such a sucker for scarves and I'm actually missing them know that our weather has warmed up so I don't need one. I'm in love with your first one the vibrant colours and pattern are amazing!
    Marta
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  37. Love your every day style Mica - comfortable and chic and that bag is gorgeous! x

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  38. Super cute and I looooove the Rebecca Minkoff purse!!!! You look fantastic!

    -Adriele
    www.StyleAssisted.com

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  39. Beautiufl sea blue bag of course, and I love the converse and how casual cool your are!

    thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  40. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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  41. LOVE THIS LOOK!!! And I wanted to ask you if you would be interested in co-hosting the #reasonstodress linkup with me ? Please feel free to send me an email and I'll explain all the details reasonstodress@gmail.com !!

    I ned a mint bag in my life and legs skinny enough to fit into those jeans!!

    Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, travel and life as a mom in Italy.

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