Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Casual SAHM Winter Style: Skinny Jeans and Layers

It's feeling like quite a cold winter here in Brisbane so I've been wearing my skinny jeans often. Probably wearing them more than my maxi skirts! A nice easy option for life with baby, and easy to layer up with scarves.

What I wore:


ScarfAlexander McQueen pink pashmina in skull and floral print
Jumper: Supre knit loose fit jumper in bahamas
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this to run a crazy amount of errands! As it was a really cold morning and I had to be up early, I added the leather jacket to keep me cosy. Thought the scarf added more nice colour with the peach knit. I had lunch with DH, and it was easy to take the layers off in the afternoon as it heated up.

Leaving My Wardrobe: Black Leather Boots



This is the last wearing of these boots! I've been a lot more critical with my shoe wardrobe lately. I own these boots in black and in brown. I wear the brown ones much more often, and since I mostly pass over these ones and wear the brown instead it doesn't make sense to keep them in my wardrobe. I've been enjoying ankle boots a lot more lately anyway, I can wear them for more months in the year. I've picked up a new pair of black ankle boots recently that means these tall ones would get even less wear. They've been worn 18 times over the years, which isn't bad, but not as much as the brown ones. Time for them to leave my wardrobe!




Last worn: leather jacket, pink skull scarf, peach knit, Jeanswest skinny jeanstall black boots, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wear: leather jacket with a dressskull scarf in spring, peach knit with printed jeans, skinny jeans in autumnleather boots with a dress in winter, Louis Vuitton speedy b bag with a maxi dress.









What I wore:


Scarf: Sportsgirl animal scarf in violet
TeeJeanswest rolled sleeve grey marle tee
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo (on sale with extra 30% off!)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale here!)

Why I wore it:

I love that last picture with Cooper in the background - it looks like he's fallen asleep sitting up! He was just having a good scratch.

In contrast to the outfit above, this was worn on a much more relaxed day. Met up with a friend for a morning coffee at a baby friendly cafe. It was a lovely way to start the day, and our babies had fun together. We had a bit of a walk to warm us up so I even took the scarf off for a while as we sat outside in the sun.

As it's the second time I've worn this cardigan since I purchased it, my purchase review:
I'm trying to wear everything I buy twice in a month after buying it, and that's come so easily with this cardigan! I couldn't resist the great sale price in the last Jeanswest sale, even though I already have a purple cardigan. This is a kimono/cocoon style instead of the drape style of my other one, and a different shade. I felt it was different enough to justify the purchase, and I have been making more of an effort to wear my cardigans lately so I'm hopefully this will get a lot more wear in my wardrobe.
I'm aware it's not a purchase I needed, just something I wanted, so I shouldn't really have bought it...but I'm happy with it and expect to wear it often.


Last worn: purple kimono cardigan, leopard print scarf, basic grey tee, skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan in the office, leopard print scarf with maxi dress, grey tee with a maxi skirt, skinny jeans and a grey tee in summer, Converse with a maxi skirt, mini MAC with a maxi skirt in the third trimester.




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49 comments:

  1. I love both of your scarves, here. You always layer so beautifully with scarves, dear. I too need to rid of a pair of flat black boots and replace them. =)

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    1. I knew it was time when I came across the perfect replacement pair! :)

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  2. Lovely Looks!
    xoxo Lynda
    http://fashion-petite.blogspot.com/

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  3. You can't go wrong with classic skinny jeans and layers, love both looks here and perfect everyday outfits for winter! Love the bright pink scarf, you always have such great scarves! We are finally in full summer swing here:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Lucky with the summer temps! We are in the middle of winter and it's COOOOLD haha.

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  4. Gah! Love all your scarves!

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  5. I love your casual style, I like wear jeans and you combine it so good! Love your pink scarf :)
    Xx
    www.onlybmh.com

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  6. These are both cute looks! I love both of your bags.
    Have a great day gem!
    MUCH LOVE KAREN
    (STYLESMORGASBORD) [BLOGLOVIN])

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  7. Cooper is beyond adorable!!! Sad you are letting go off the black boots..my black boots are staple through fall, winter and spring. I do need to get myself a tan/brown ones though..I have been wanting that color for too long now..this winter I will snag one for sure! Love the reuse of the skinnies..I literally lived in them when it was winter here..now I cant wear them because I dont fit them and they make me feel too hot and sticky! ick!
    xx

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    1. I don't wear my skinny jeans over summer much either, they aren't the best for keeping cool!
      It was time to get rid of the boots, I prefer the tan ones, these ones I'm just 'eh' with so no point keeping them :)

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  8. I never look this cute layered up for fall, I am so jealous right now! haha You have such amazing pieces!

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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  9. It's Summer here and I've still been in skinny jeans - UGH! WARM UP ALREADY! Ha ha :)
    Love the colors and print of the scarf in the second outfit. And sometimes you just need to buy that piece you don't need ;)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. hope it warms up for you soon! And for me too, haha. I prefer summer to winter!

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  10. You are totally making me miss jeans, boots, and leather! I love your combos. That pink scarf is a fun touch.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  11. Your style is the cutest. You have so many cute and wonderful, classy clothing items in your closet

    xx N
    Naomi in Wonderland

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  12. That brown sweater in your first look looks so comfy! I love sweaters during the fall/winter. You always look chic girl! :)

    RedLip&Love

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  13. Oh how I love tat pink McQueen scarf! The colour is so yummy and just dresses up the outfit beautifully!! I've never tried kimono or wrap style cardigan because I'm rouser on the top but you are rocking that look!!

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    1. I've never tried it before either, I'm glad I gave it a go! Worth a try anyway :)

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  14. Crazy that is is so cold - we have finally started getting some nice warm weather here in Massachusetts!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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    1. I'm jealous! It will be winter temperatures for a while longer here!

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  15. ---I don't think the comment I previously submitted went through. So if you get two from me, I apologize.

    I have a love hate relationship with riding boots. Jumped on the band wagon when the trend was in and really haven't touched them since. But in Ohio, it's hard to wear cute shoes in winter. Most everywhere you go, you have to do a bit of walking. A nice sturdy pair of snow boots is better. (;

    Sadly today is July 1st and it's really chilly. I have long sleeves, jeans, flats. Basically, I look like I'm dressing for the same season as you. haha

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    1. Just the 1 comment! technology, haha! I can imagine you need to be all about practicality with snow! We are lucky not to have that problem.

      Shame you haven't had much of a summer though, maybe you will have a mild fall to make up for it?

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  16. I love skinny jeans on you :) Looks fantastic :)

    http://lovelyattitude.com

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  17. I'm impressed you are parting with shoes. It's one thing I struggle with even though i own a million pairs and only seem to wear the same ones over and over. I think you have inspired me to have a clean out!!
    x Kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.com

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    1. Glad I could inspire you! I've been trying to cut down on all the stuff I own, shoes are my latest 'targets' haha!

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  18. I enjoy your blog greatly. Your temperatures are the same as the summer temperatures here in the Upper Midwest in the USA. Your outfits are inspiring! Thank you

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    1. Thanks, glad I could inspire you! Hope it warms up for your summer soon!

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  19. You seriously have the world's greatest scarf collection!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  20. I love your leather jacket, the cut looks so perfect on you!
    And yes, I feel like most of my outfits thus far this summer rival your winter looks.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Hope it warms up for you soon! It's been so cold here...at least it gives me a chance to wear all my scarves :)

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  21. What fun ways to wear a scarf! I can't believe it's still cold enough for you to layer where you are! We are going through a crazy heatwave right now!

    be the plebeian

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    1. Lucky! It's a cold winter here in Queensland.

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  22. So nice how you can play with scarves! Those make your looks quite intersting, Mica! I love the biker vibe of your first look - the match of your jacket and boots is stunning! Great work here! So sad they've have to leave your wardrobe! Excited to see the brown ones more often here! ;) And you have so many red items!! Love your lookbook! <3

    xxx Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    1. Yes you will definitely see the brown ones more often now I've gotten rid of the black ones! :)

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  23. You look so good in skinny jeans! Love that Louie bag too! XO
    -Lauren Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  24. Aww...your doggie is so cute! I love outfits with scarves...it's just been too hot where I live that I don't get to wear them often - I'm jealous!
    I hope to see you tomorrow for the Flashback Fashion Fridays link up!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. I try wear them a lot over winter as I don't get a chance to often in summer!

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  25. Jeans and boots will definitely keep you warm. They always look great together also. Love your sweater and scarf Mica. That cardigan was a great purchase. Looks really good on you. I love seeing Cooper!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  26. I have a similar pair of black boots - slightly more ruched I think - and I too am over them after being crazy for high boots for years. It's all about the ankle right now!

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    1. I am definitely caught up in the ankle boot craze then, haha! These are good, but more limited than an ankle boot (can only really wear in winter) so I feel justified in letting them go :)

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  27. Mica, bye bye black boots! I love that pink scarf on you. Such a great pop of colour. Bron x

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  28. Love you in the boots and jeans combos but I totally agree the ankle boot is so popular this Winter!!

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  29. Love your scarves! This accessory is yhe best choice for different outfits and they both look so cute! And I like your boots, they look like really warm and cosy things!

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  30. I love wearing jeans & boots in the cooler weather. Loving all the outfits you have featured!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happpinessatmidlife.com

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  31. You always look great, Mica! Thanks so being a part of Fun Fashion Friday and hope you have a fun weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  32. Wow, all your outfits are supercute! I'm a SAHM too, but don't put nearly as much effort into my daily outfits. lol.

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    1. I just have so many clothes I want to try wear them all instead of having them hanging there unworn haha!

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  33. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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  34. I own two or 3 pairs of boots that I only wear when I travel - but 18 times in a few years is reasonable…
    Here we are going insane with the weather, we had 40s in the morning and then it finally rained and we had 27.

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