Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Printed Shirts, Maxi Skirts, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

First up, tomorrow welcomes October and I will be doing the #Frocktober2015 challenge! I am very behind with blogging so I probably won't be posting any of my October outfits for a couple weeks. If you want to see what I wear daily, check out instagram (@awayfromblue) instead.

I've set myself the challenge of wearing 31 different dresses for the 31 days of October to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. You can make a donation here, and it's not too late to sign up and start your own challenge to raise funds.


Now, what I've been wearing: more quick and easy outfit formulas! Wearing printed shirts casually, with maxi skirts, and getting my Rebecca Minkoff Love bag out again. I really like this bag! I've included my youtube video review of it below.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue|Zara star print shirt grey maxi skirt Rebecca Minkoff Love bag

Away from Blue | Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in charcoal grey
Top: Zara star print shirt
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

When I was looking for printed shirts to wear to work, I saw this one and was going to wear it, but at the last moment changed my mind to pick another striped one instead. I knew I still wanted to wear this shirt though, so I tried it with a maxi skirt.

I really, really liked this outfit. I always enjoy wearing this shirt, maxi skirts are comfortable, and the Rebecca Minkoff bag Love bag is such a great bag, goes with everything. I didn't do much in this outfit, just day care drop off/pick up and a doctor's appointment (for my knee) and working from home, but it was really a perfect outfit.


Last worn: star print shirt, grey maxi skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearstar print shirt and shorts, grey maxi skirt with red tank and cardi, black ballet flats in the office, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and skinny jeans.


Where to buy the Rebecca Minkoff Love bag:




(some of the above are on sale too!)


What I wore:

Away From Blue | Target printed shirt black jersey maxi skirt RM Love bag

Away from The Blue | Rebecca Minkoff Love quilted cross body bag in charcoal grey
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
Shirt: Target blue print shirt
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

I tried the printed shirt and maxi skirt combination with this #noBuyJuly15 shopping ban breaking purchase, the lovely blue printed shirt. I've worn it to work before but really wanted to wear it casually too. It looks great with jeans, but maxi skirts are better with the knee bandage, and I had to do a lot of driving so needed to wear it.

I don't know what it was about this outfit, if it was the combination of the shirt and skirt together (this skirt sits a little lower on the waist than my other maxi skirts), or if it was because I had a terrible afternoon that I didn't like it as much as the outfit above.

The day started off great, early morning wakeup from toddler T meant we had plenty of time to get to playgroup without rushing, and enough time to get home and get lunch organised. Then that's where the day started to go wrong. I ended up running late for a really important appointment, getting stuck in traffic...I was so flustered by the time I got to the destination! Thankfully the rest of the day was a lot more relaxed and enjoyable. Still wouldn't repeat this outfit again though.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, blue printed shirt, black jersey maxi skirt, black ballet flats (above), Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted shirt and a pencil skirt, black jersey maxi skirt and a graphic tee, black ballet flats and skinny jeansRebecca Minkoff Love bag with a pleated skirt.


And as mentioned above, my video review of the Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag:




Linking up with What I Wore, Fashion Files, Throwback Thursday, Fun Fashion Friday.



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43 comments:

  1. Ahh that bag is so perfect isn't it. I love the 31 dresses to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. I don't think I could keep up as much, even for a good cause. I just love pants dammit!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. haha I think it's good season wise though, getting a bit over pants here in Queensland! :)

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  2. Hello from Spain: Great bag. Nice looks. Keep in touch

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  3. Loving these maxi skirts, so great for spring and for fall too I find, keeps everything nice and warm :)

    Florals&Smiles

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    1. Yep, very true! I tend to wear them year round :)

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  4. That Rebecca Minkoff love cross body bag is really pretty, good purchase, dear! Both of those outfits look feminine, beautiful and so comfortable!
    Have a bang-up day!

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    1. It was a very wonderful gift, I'm very lucky! :)

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  5. You look adorable! I love that bag it is very nice and it pairs perfectly with these looks!

    RedLip&Love

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  6. I was on a roll with my style challenges, then the season transition hit and I realized virtually NOTHING I had from last year fits me now. It's been a process, working new pieces into my wardrobe that I can wear all Fall and Winter long. I really hope once I'm feeling better about the state of my wardrobe, that I can join in on more of them! I always love your style challenges. You can so creative and aren't afraid to try different things!

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    1. Thanks! I'm hoping I can do this one - 31 days and 31 dresses is quite a challenge for me!
      It's great your weight loss has been going so well too! :)

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  7. I love the prints on both of those tops!
    And wow, I don't think I even own 31 dresses! Ha ha. I could do that with sweaters though ;)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. I think we all have something like that we could wear a month of and not repeat..hehe! :)

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  8. Those are both lovely blouses! I like the patterns and the shapes - good choices!

    Will you be doing 31 DIFFERENT dresses during Frocktober?

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    1. Yep! 31 different dresses! I figured it was a good way to wear through my dress collection and identify the ones I don't need to keep any more :)

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  9. I've had days like that too when I don't like my outfit then everything else just goes down hill from there. I like it though! The prints of both of those blouses are so fun, and I love that bag!

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    1. They are the worst kind of days! :(

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  10. I've never heard of the 31 dresses challenge for October, but that's a wonderful cause. Gosh, I'm sure October will be filled with lots of great outfit posts from you! Can't wait to see how you style the dresses.

    Also that bag! Ohhh. I kind of fell off the Rebecca Minkoff fan train for a bit, but that bag might pull me back on. Lovely.

    Z · HELLOZAUNI.COM

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    1. It is a great bag! :)

      I'm looking forward to the challenge of wearing nothing but dresses, will be interesting to see how it goes!

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  11. I think printed shirts are perfect for this season and your star shirt is my favourite! They brighten any oufit!

    Musings & More

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  12. Oh my, 31 different dresses? Wow, go you and a great cause. Good luck with it. Love the star blouse with the bag.

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    1. haha, yep, I have waaaay too many dresses!

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  13. I love the blue shirt and I'm looking forward to your Frocktober!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  14. Beautiful photos! I love the bag too! I also love the fun patterns your shirts are. Love the stars.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  15. I love this look maxi! Your maxi skirt is gorgeous with the top :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  16. Good luck with your challenge !Will you be wearing a different one every day ?
    I could probably do it - but I am barely getting able to post!

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    1. Yep, a different dress for each day in October! :)

      I know what you mean about being behind with posting too, I'm very behind!

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  17. That grey skirt is absolutely beautiful! I love it! I have a similar one, but can never figure out what to wear with it.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. I wear this with so much! You can always click through the 'last worn' or 'other ways to wear' to get some ideas :)

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  18. Awesome outfit, great match as well, I love it especially your beautiful top. Thank you for sharing, you look so lovely!!!

    xxx

    www.bridesonamission.com

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  19. Both of your blouses are so pretty and I love their small patterns. The best of luck with your challenge too, Mica. It is a little hard but you can do it. I love dresses and I own a ton. I could probably do it but I like variety (changing up my outfits).

    Have a great weekend! Ada. =)

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    1. It will be a challenge to wear nothing but dresses :)

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  20. Your blue printed top is so pretty and I love that bag! What a great cause! I'm looking forward to seeing your 31 dresses!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  21. Hmmm.... I would say this blue shirt would look great with pants or a pencil skirt for example, Mica. Love your first look from head to toe. That bag is blends perfectly with your skirt, beautiful styling!

    Ira / JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    1. I definitely think it looks better with pants or a pencil skirt (both ways I've worn it before!) :)

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  22. Your purse is so cute! Love your outfit!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  23. your printed shirts are gorgeous and that first one is my favorite! and i love the color of your Minkoff crossbody!

    cute & little

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  24. Both outfits are perfect....that maxi skirt is amazing.

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  25. I love the printed shirts and maxi skirt combinations. Looks great!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  26. Both printed tops are so pretty!

    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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  27. Stopping by from the link up! Love the bag, I love RM bags, have a few myself!

    Rosalyn
    www.just2fancy.com

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  28. Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a thoughtful comment. :)

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  29. The star print looks so nice! Love the original prints! Cool look!

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