Monday, 26 October 2015

Frocktober: Balenciaga Bags and SAHM Casual Daytime and Evening Printed Dresses

Continuing on with the Frocktober outfits. I'm doing a #31Days31DifferentDresses challenge and wearing a different dress every day in October to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research.

Every donation helps! Thank you to everyone who is donating to this great cause.

What I wore:

Away From The Blue | Second Trimester Striped tee dress scarf beanie ankle boots Bal part time

Away From The Blue Blog | Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH
Hat: white knitted beanie 
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress
ShoesAsos airtime leather Chelsea boots in tan
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

It was a little chilly, so perfect time to wear one of my warmest dresses. And since it was Hat Day too, I was able to meet the #myStyleOctober challenge of 'hattitude' by wearing a cosy beanie. Layered up with a scarf as well as it got quite cold with the wind and rain.

I was so grateful to be wearing this dress, and not just for the extra warmth. The dress has a longer hem in the back that comes in helpful for toddler wrangling. I spent the morning at the accountants getting my tax done, having had to take toddler T along with me. Although he did sit there quietly 'reading' a book most of the time, every now and then he'd try running around. He managed to drop down and crawl under the accountant's desk at one stage!


Last worn: knitted beanie, skull scarf, striped tee dress, Chelsea ankle boots, Balenciaga Part Time bag.

Other ways to wearknitted beanie in the office, pink skull scarf with blue and teal, striped tee dress in winter, Chelsea ankle boots and jeans, Balenciaga Part Time bag and denim.


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What I wore:

Away From The Blue | Snake Print Halter Neck Maxi Dress dressed down for daytime denim jacket balenciaga city

AwayFromTheBlue Blog | Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet pink
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
DressJeanswest grey snake print maxi dress
Shoes: Ikwetta 'Circles of life' sandals (C/O)
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

We went out for dinner in the evening with hubby's family, so I figured I'd wear one of my 'dressiest' dresses for the occasion. I'm trying to plan out the month so I'm not left with something completely inappropriate to wear near the end! Dinner out seemed like the best time to wear such a formal dress.

We weren't doing much earlier the day though, so I tried to dress this down a little, and settled on the denim jacket and casual bag. I've been wearing my Balenciaga bags a bit lately!

This dress hasn't been worn much - it's been almost 10 months since I last wore it! It's definitely staying in my wardrobe though. I just don't wear it much as I keep it for more formal occasions. I think it's perfectly okay to only wear a floor length formal dress a couple times a year. I expect my 'everyday' wardrobe to get worn a lot more though!


Last week I shared about the Shopbop sale, so I wanted to share with you all what I bought too. I picked up a couple things, after feeling like treating myself as I ended up doing #noSpenderSpetember!


What I bought:



Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, denim jacket, snake print maxi dress, Ikwetta sandals, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and a maxi skirt, snake print maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnantIkwetta sandals and a maxi skirt, pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag in the office.


Linking up with Shoe & Tell, Mix It Monday, Trendy Tuesday, Turning Heads, Style Sessions, Confident Twosday, Wardrobe Wednesday.



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63 comments:

  1. The Mini Tote is really cute. And I'm obsessed with the bracelets you are wearing in the video.

    I too think it's perfectly fine to have a (albeit small) number of dresses that are being worn for more formal or dressier occasions. Love the huge hardware on the black bag. And the little dwarf charm ;-)

    Have a great week Mica :)

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. It is such a cute bag, I'm so glad I bought it! :)

      The extra bracelet I'm wearing is a Balenciaga one :)

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  2. That navy dress paired with the beanie hat is perfection together. Shame the weather is heating up (though where you're from it's perpetually hot). I am really loving this look. Also I really like that maxi on you. I can see why you'd keep it for special occasions though

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Yep it's definitely one of the more formal dresses in my wardrobe!

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  3. I love stripy dresses, and I love dresses that are longer in the back than the front so that first one is a total winner! I also really like your maxi, I wish I could wear them more often but I'm a bit on the tall side so I struggle to find ones that don't finish somewhere around my shins :/

    Totally agree about formal dresses, however I realise I have too high of a formal dress to average number of formal occasions attended in a year ratio so I feel a clean out is in order!

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    1. It must be a pain finding maxi dresses and being taller! I'm a shortie so I just have things hemmed most of the time!
      I have been looking at a couple more formal dresses in my wardrobe and wondering if I could get away with just one.....

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  4. I am in love with that snake print dress! So pretty on you!!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  5. love your Balenciaga bags and McQueen scarf! cute blog! stop by anytime :)
    xoxo Sienna
    http://www.fashionintheair.com/2015/10/boho-autumn.html

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  6. There is no way of hiding the bump in your last picture. It looks adorable!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yep, definitely too big to hide now!

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  7. You look so cute preggy :)
    Love the first one :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  8. I love that snakeskin dress, sooo pretty! But I can see why you don't wear it all that much, I'd be the same way, haha, especially since I rarely wear maxis.
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. I wear my maxis quite a bit - but the longer length with this one and the style and print, I tend to think of it as too dressy for daytime!

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  9. I love maxi dresses the print is very nice! You look gorgeous dear lovely dresses!

    ARedLip&Love

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  10. I looove the striped dress with the scarf, Mica! Such a fun look :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  11. Both of these dresses are fantastic! The first one is so cute and looks perfect to keep you warm on chilly days! I so love that long maxi one and I agree to keep it in your wardrobe even if you only wear it once a year. I love it paired with a jean jacket!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca/Blog/default.cfm

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    1. Yep, it's definitely a keeper :)

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  12. Yes to the Alexander McQueen scarf! I love the addition of a scarf to a dress, it just adds such a great detail, you know? And the snake print maxi dress is just gorgeous.

    Z · HELLOZAUNI.COM

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  13. Love the maxi Mica, especially with the bump you look beautiful!! Your toddler ofcourse had to investigate under the table..so much treasure is to be found at the accountants table!! LOL.

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    1. haha yes! He thinks wherever he can't go has the most interesting things in the world!

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  14. I love classic stripes and like your dress, also the AM scarf is gorgeous. I have to say that I love the snakeskin, and it's okay to not wear it for 10 months, but you can definitely make it versatile for all seasons if you want to. <3
    October Moments

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    1. Definitely, it was good to dress it down a little for day here. I think I'll stick to keeping it as a more formal gown though :)

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  15. You look so pretty in both outfits. Such a very well dressed mom :)

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  16. Great cause and great outfit. I love striped dresses short and long. Your outfit looks so cute with that gorgeous bag and the casual booties. Have a fab week dear! XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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  17. I love that you use your existing wardrobe for maternity. There were a few things I had to purchase near the end of my pregnancy, but for the most part, I wore my regular clothes. Maxis just work for absolutely everything! I love that this dress can be dressed up or down!

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    1. Yes I love how well maxis work in pregnancy - dresses and skirts! I'm looking forward to just reusing what I already own as much as possible, I still kept a few maternity items from last time.

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  18. You look so cute with the strpied tee dress, the beanie worked as the perfect touch to make it look chic! I loved the maxi dress' pattern, the dress is perfect for a dinner, as you said. You look beautiful in both outfits, dear.
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  19. Love both dresses. Love the casualness of the first with the beanie. The second dress is gorgeous. Oh, don't just save it for best though. That's a dress that should be worn more!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It should be worn more, it's very pretty! It really does feel more formal and dressed up to me though.

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  20. I can't believe it's been 10 months since you last work that, I feel like I remember it more recently!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. It's an unforgettable dress I guess! :)

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  21. I love the post! Have a nice day:)

    irenethayer.com

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  22. It’s great to always seeing you support important causes. I love all your outfits too. How crazy is there weather lately.. It’s been quite random here too. I love the navy striped dress in the first outfit!

    TFM BLOG

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    1. It's a wonderful cause to support, I'm glad to be able to participate this year.

      Yes it's been a weird spring! Seems to be settling down now :)

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  23. Stripes are always my favorite! But I'm loving both of these looks.

    xx Chelsea
    www.organizedmessblog.com

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  24. I like both dresses. And the bags are amazing!

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  25. Loving how you've styled your first outfit hun and the beanie is too adorable!

    Sending kisses from Sydney xx

    Would love if you would check out my page - I've just posted on the Balmain x HM collection after visiting their showroom here in Sydney and the collection is amazing. Check out the post here: http://ch1k.com/fashion/balmain-x-hm

    Helen xx
    http://CH1K.com

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  26. 2 great dresses this week Mica. You styled them both very well too. You look so cute in a beret and especially paired with the stripes, I see a little Parisian nod to your first look!

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  27. You are rocking at Frocktober! Loving that striped one on you!

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  28. The pink one is DIVINE!! Love, love, love it!! Want it!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Latest Post: Annapolis Outfit: Tunic Tee & Fold-Over Booties

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  29. Balenciaga bags forever have my heart! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  30. I love those bags! Beautiful outfits :D
    xox

    http://flashforwards.blogspot.de/2015/10/the-colorful-scarf.html

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  31. Both of these are great looks and great dresses. I love how you made that snakeskin print dress a little more casual with a denim jacket. It really works!

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    1. Thank you, I think it did dress it down nicely!

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  32. The snake print maxi looks so great on you! I love that you are challenging yourself to wear a dress everyday!
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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    1. It's an interesting challenge for sure! I'm glad to be able to support Frocktober and fundraise.

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  33. Love that scarf in the first look!

    - Audrey
    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

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  34. You look great in these dresses, my favourite is the snake print maxi dress. It also shows your baby bump more :) You are really good at styling your outfit! Not many days left till frocktober is over, you are doing great! x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  35. Such adorable outfits! Love the pop of colour in your scarf :)

    Jennifer Ashley
    www.prettylittledetails.ca

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  36. I am absolutely loving that second dress! The pattern and overall look is beautiful!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  37. That striped dress is so cute on you Mica! My favorite is that snakeskin with the denim jacket. Looks so good!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  38. Still living for that pink Balenciaga bag. And always love seeing you in your prize beanie!! I agree that a long dress doesn't need to work as hard as a shorter one too.

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    1. I try maximise the opportunities to wear the beanie, haha! Not many too cold days in Queensland :)

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  39. Mica you look adorable with that beanie hat! I think your head and face shape look great in hats! Perhaps you should wear them more :)

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    1. haha thank you! I'm not really a hat person so much though.

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  40. I am a fan of Balenciaga bags, so colorful and light! Love yours. I love both looks, fav is the maxi dress with the jean jacket, looks very versatitle.
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish,com

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    1. They are great bags - I love the bright colours and how light they are too! :)

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  41. Thank you all for your comments :)

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  42. There's something about the beanie combo that I love. I hope bubs is behaving and thanks for doing a bit of #mystyleoctober while doing #frocktober it meant so much to me. Zoe xx

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