Friday, 28 August 2015

Flats, Skinny Jeans, Flares and Blue Bags

Can't believe it's almost the end of August already, this month has really flown by! Already Brisbane is starting to warm up, I'm excited for spring. As it's almost the end of the month, time for another budgeting bloggers monthly purchase update.

After doing #noBuyJuly15, I thought I might go a little crazy shopping this month, but I only bought one thing! It was a bit of a splurge.....



Now, what I've been wearing. Sharing some different denim outfits. First, skinny jeans (pre-knee injury) and second; flares and flats. I can thankfully squeeze the knee bandage underneath my flares without too much difficulty. It gives me another option so it's not just maxi skirts all the time!

What I wore:

Colourful SAHM skinny jeans outfit pink ombre tank purple cardi blue bag

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete with Coach rainbow charm
CardiganJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in boysenberry
TankJeanswest 'Macy' ombre tank in 'very berry'
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

This is one of my favourite outfits! I would happily wear this over and over again, I had no issues with any part of this through the day. Such a good outfit. I loved how well the colours worked together and how easy it was to wear and to come up with that morning.

I've been looking at all the tanks I have in my wardrobe lately. I always say I'll try wear them year-round but never do, so now it's starting to warm up a little as we come to the end of winter I'm trying to get a bit of wear out of them earlier than I usually would.

Wore this out for lunch at Ikea and a little bit of shopping (because I always end up shopping at Ikea!) with the family. Baby T got to taste his first Ikea meatballs too.


Last worn: purple cardi, pink ombre tank, skinny jeans, camel flats, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearpurple cardi and a maxi dress, ombre tank and a maxi skirt, skinny jeans and stripes, camel flats and a burgundy dress, Balenciaga tempete day bag in summer.


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What I wore:

Blazer blue scarf mini MAC flared jeans and ballet flats

Away From Blue | Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine
Jacket: Zara cream jersey blazer
Scarf: blue tartan scarf
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
JeansJeanswest 'spoylt' flared jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine

Why I wore it:

This was a few days after my knee injury. I really wanted to just stay home and rest it for a little longer, but we had more open houses to see. As I can't wear my skinny jeans with the thick knee bandage I'm wearing, I was looking for a maxi skirt to wear when I saw my flares and thought I'd give them a go. Was so happy to find out I could wear them over the knee brace.

Added the blazer to look a little more polished as we went around viewing all the houses. I think Beth summed it up nicely on my last post about house hunting, when you are walking around a stranger's house you want to look pulled-together and give off the impression "I can totes afford this house"!


Last worn: cream blazer, tartan scarf, striped tank, flared jeans, cap toe flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearblazer and skinny jeans, tartan scarf and a printed dress, striped tank and orange, flared jeans and heels, cap toe flats in the office, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and a navy shirt dress.


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60 comments:

  1. Loving the new bag, it's a great color that will go with anything! :D
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  2. I can see why the ombre tank is a favourite - it's lovely on you. Glad to hear you've other dressing options for the bandage. Hope it's recovering well.

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    1. It is nice to find another option! :) It's recovering slowly, but still recovering :)

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  3. Thanks for giving us a reveal of the bag -- it's beautiful! The first outfit with your pink ombre top is pretty! :) Enjoy your weekend Mica. /Madison
    Seasonal Change

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    1. It's so nice, I was excited to use it! :)

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  4. I loooove that second outfit - the stripes and camel toned jacket are such a chic combo! Plus, the flares are on trend AND double as a good cover up for the knee wrap :D

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  5. I'm loving that pink ombred top! You're totally right, all those colors mesh together so nicely! I too try to use all my tanks to their full potential. Last year I was all about pull over sweaters and this year I think I want to do more layered looks. I still have a few weeks to sort all of it out, so who knows. Maybe a nice mix of both? (;

    I hope your knee feels better very soon! Have a lovely weekend Mica! (:

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    1. haha yes it's always exciting at the start of a season, so many looks you want to try! :) I'm excited for spring and less layers for a change! :)

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  6. Love both looks on you, the top in the first one is gorgeous, btw. If I have to chose just one look, it would be #2 because I am such a sucker for stripes. Happy Friday, Mica.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  7. That stripes and blazer combo is very chic - you look like you could afford a millionaire's mansion in that outfit! Hope the house hunting is going great and that you find something soon!

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    1. haha thank you! Haven't found our dream home yet, but having as much fun as we can looking! :)

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  8. I love both outfits, but I really like that top in the first one :)

    Corinne x
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  9. That ombre blouse is so beautiful with the pink cardigan!

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  10. One purchase in August and what a purchase! <3 that bag and in brown. Such an underrated colour these days. Ikea is such a dangerous place to go to hahaha, I always end up spending too much time there. Hope baby enjoyed the meatballs!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Sounds like my trip with my family too! ;) Your Balenciaga is amazing, Mica! Glad it's a great condition. How cute is your first outfit, I love this kind of cardigans! Edgy, feminine and elegant. The flares look suits your perfectly and you looked definitely "pulled-together", my dear! So sorry for your knee injury!!!

      Ira / JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    2. hehe yep, Ikea is the perfect place for the family - things to play with, food, and lots of shopping!

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  11. That purse is amazing! I love brown purses because you literally can pair them with just about anything. Also, your accent is just too awesome!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. Thank you! :)

      It really will go with anything!

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  12. Love your style so much! The bag is super cute plus I love the pinks in look number one x

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  13. I adore the colors in the first outfit! The tank and cardigan look so good together!

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  14. Oh well, after a no purchase mission, here's the time to splurge lol..
    I'm also like that, Mica :)
    But hey, I may be bias, but I just really like your first outfit. The combination of colors, or maybe it's the colors that attracts me most :)

    And I'm glad spring is about to come on your place, I know how cold you've been the past months cos my bf keeps complaining about the winter in Melbourne, too.
    Take care!

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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    1. Yep, it's been a cold winter in Brisbane also! I'm looking forward to it warming up soon!

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  15. You are so adorable! I can't get over it. Love your cute style, Mica!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    With love,
    Suzy ♥

    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  16. That bag is lovely! If I lived closer to an IKEA I would be there all the time.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  17. The combination of the bag and scarf is very professional looking and chic. Love your blog overall!

    xx Hanna | http://www.fashionablyshort.com/

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  18. Congrats on the new bag! You have a great collection!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  19. We all need splurges Mica! Your new bag is beautiful. Enjoy it! I love your jean outfits. Fabulous styling!
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  20. Love your style. You are gorgeous!

    - Adi xxo
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  21. I love your new bag, Mica!

    Funnily enough, I've been eyeing off some bags at Designer Archives. Great to know your positive experiences with them. Will be able to purchase from them with more confidence,

    Glad you're recovering from your injury too.

    Take care

    SSG xxx

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    1. Oooh hope you've got your eye on something nice! They have lots of great stuff (and not just stuff I've consigned with them, haha!) I always end up buying more than what I consign, it's a bad thing to step into the store as there are too many pretty things!

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  22. Nice bags, I love the comfy vibe of both look.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  23. beautiful new bag and i really love your aquamarine minkoff too!

    cute & little

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  24. You always have the most stunning bags, I love that turquiose number, you look lovely as always. Thanks for linking up to mummysgotstyle.com's #fashionfriday

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  25. oh no! I hope you're ok! :( props to you for going out and looking well-presented despite the injury haha! I love the colour of the scarf. I don't think I could afford any of the (decent) houses in Sydney nowadays anyway so it won't matter what I wear lol!

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    1. haha yes I'm glad we don't have to contend with Sydney prices, we'd be saving for a lot longer!

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  26. great way to incorporate bright colours!! love the pink and blue! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  27. Beautiful new bag! That store sounds so cool. I like that you can buy nice consigned pieces. I like your ombre top too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yes it's nice having a store like that in Brisbane, it's a good way to get to see designers that aren't easily available here too.

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  28. I love the color in the first outfit! And I hope your knee is better soon - it can be tough to look so stylish when you're injured, but you do it so well!

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  29. I love that first ombre look and those skinny jeans fit you so well.

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  30. Hope you're feeling better and the house hunting is going well. I have bag envy! You've got some lovely ones in your photos. :)

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  31. Your new bag looks great. Good job. :-)

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    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

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  32. Nice splurge & even nicer outfits! You always look so put together in an effortless way. I love how you layer your outfits. Also, you just made me crave Ikea food lol

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    1. haha Ikea food is certainly yummy! :)

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  33. I just love your mint green bag and the ombre pink shirt. You look great!

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    1. Thanks, I really like pink and blue together :)

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  34. Ooh I love the new bag!! Gorgeous. I love both of these looks, especially the colors of that first look--so pretty! I'm glad you can still wear your flared jeans even with your knee bandage! Hope you're healed up soon!

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    1. Yes, it's good to have an option other than maxi skirts! :) I'm healing up slowly but steadily :)

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  35. You look great, you know which shapes and colors flatter you!

    Life is Beautiful

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  36. Ok, that first tank is GORGEOUS!! I love the ombre look. You chose such a nice cardigan to go with it too. So pretty Mica!

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    1. One of my favourite pieces, I should try wear it more often! :)

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  37. Love this look with the flats!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  38. That bag is totally adorable. I like both outfits, but the first one totally blew me away...such a great top!

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    1. It is a great tank, a wonderful gift from my mum! :)

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  39. Thank you all for your kind comments.

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