Monday, 19 October 2015

Frocktober Weekend Dresses: Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag in Canary Yellow, Stars and Stripes

Continuing on with blogging my Frocktober outfits.

I'm wearing a different dress each day in October, to raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. I've been posting everyday on the #Frocktober2015 tag on instagram and I'm just catching up on the blog.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Spring star print jersey dress Chelsea ankle boots yellow RM Swing bag

Away From Blue | Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow worn cross body
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
ShoesAsos airtime leather Chelsea boots in tan
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow (on sale in black and on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

As well as setting myself the challenge of wearing a different dress every day in October, there is another style challenge on instagram (#myStyleOctober) I wanted to participate in. This was the first day I could see an outfit working, the prompt was 'belted' so I knew this belted jersey dress would be nice. I also finished up participating the #basicscheckin challenge by swapping out my bag from the red Marc by Marc Jacobs Ukita I'd carried the day before, as I thought this yellow one worked better with the dress. 3 challenges in one outfit!

It was a nice comfortable outfit for a day out shopping with my mum and sister - we were looking for a dress for a special event my sister had coming up.

When I was trying on jackets in the morning I thought this one looked really nice, but I'm a bit underwhelemed with it looking at the photos. Maybe one that was not as 'busy' would have worked better.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerswhite jacket, star print jersey dress, Chelsea ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff swing bag.

Other ways to wearwhite jacket and skinny jeans, star print dress in third trimester, Chelsea ankle boots and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff swing bag and a yellow tank.


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What I wore:

Away From Blue | Spring Maxi Dress outfit Ikwetta sandals denim jacket yellow bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow with studded beaded statement cuff
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: thrifted pearl and heart long necklace
DressThree Dots stripe maxi dress in pink
ShoesIkwetta 'Circles of life' sandals (C/O)
Bracelets: the usual plus statement cuff gifted from my bestie
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow (on sale in black and on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

I've worn the bag and dress together before, it's a nice combination of colours. I really liked this outfit. It was perfect for a morning with hubby and toddler T, popping to the library, doing a little bit of grocery shopping and then going out for Sunday lunch as a family.

Almost a year ago I mentioned that I was thinking about getting rid of this maxi dress. I've decided to let it go now. It's a lovely dress, but I pick my other maxi dresses over it frequently. It's going to go into our Frocktober fundraising frock swap party at work, so will hopefully be replaced with another pretty dress!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers (above), denim jacket, striped maxi dress, Ikwetta sandals, Rebecca Minkoff swing bag (above).

Other ways to weardenim jacket and colour blocking, striped maxi dress for a weekend getaway, Ikwetta sandals for a road tripRebecca Minkoff swing bag and flared jeans.



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68 comments:

  1. I'm wishing you all the best with your challenge :) Nice jersey dress and yellow purse!
    Sily

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  2. That's a very lovely dress! I like the design of the belted jersey dress. And the stripe maxi dress color suits you perfectly...

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  3. That red dress is so flattering on you and I love how you paired it with those ankle boots.

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  4. nice look! love the bag!

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  5. I love that first dress. The burgundy color and its style (like a Bohemian) is beautiful.

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  6. The canary yellow is such a pretty tone and love how your paired it with red! Such a wonderful cause to participate in!
    Marta
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  7. Hello Mica,

    You always look beautifful wearing anything you want! Your inner beauty always shines through. Not that I don't like what you are wearing, of course I do! Both dresses are super cute and fit you really well and the yellow bag is the perfect accesory to add the right amount of color to any look. Hugs and kisses to you my friend. I love the maxi dress but can't wait to see what else you get instead! Have a blessed week!

    Jeannette

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    1. Yes I'm looking forward to swapping it for something I'll love even more!

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  8. You are so adorable. I love that dress so pretty :) The cardi in the first look is very eye appealing and paired so well :)

    ARedLip&Love

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  9. The maxi and the jean jacket look lovely - as the shorter red dress.
    I can only wonder how many dresses you own Mica : )

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  10. I like that Frocktober doesn't really follow prompts, but more or less a piece of clothing. Dresses. There were so many challenges I ran into where I had no idea how to go along with the day. Totally wish I could be doing Frocktober! I have been working on weeding out all the too big on my clothing in my wardrobe and plan on doing a style challenge in November! (:

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    1. Yes, and anyone can set their own dress challenge! I decided to try wear a different one every day, but some of the ladies in my team are just wearing them once a week, or just to the office. Something to have fun with and fund-raise for a great cause too!

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  11. That yellow bag is the perfect pop to any outfit!

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  12. I think you made a good choice about the maxi dress. While it looks great on you, you have a large collection so one less won't affect your closet too much!

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    1. Very true! I have a large collection of everything at this point, ha! Need to downsize definitely!

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  13. Awesome post dear! Have a nice day:)

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  14. You look so pretty! I especially love the first look. What is this "Frocktober!" I've never heard of it, can you believe it? I love how you are always challenging yourself when it comes to your style. Dresses in October.. You must be living down under!! :)

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    1. It's a fundraising event for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, it's a wonderful cause to participate in!

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  15. I really like the mustard and burgundy together in the first outfit! I haven't tried that color combo before! And your colorful accessories are adorable with the second dress!

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  16. Love how you added a beautiful yellow bag to both looks.

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  17. Love that dress! And the yellow is a great pop of color :)

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  18. I love those ankle boots and that maxi! So cute!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love that maroon patterned dress! SO cute, and it looks awesome with that yellow Swing! I am seriously drooling over your Minkoff collection, it's the best.

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    1. I do love my Rebecca Minkoff bags!

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  20. You have the best bags. One of your Louis Vuitton bags still remains one of the most repined images on my Pinterest!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  21. The statement bracelet from your bestie is such a cool one. I love you dressed up both outfits with the bright yellow Rm!

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    1. It is very cool! I'm so lucky she got it for me!

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  22. That's lovely... Nice and summery! :)

    Tatyana x
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  23. I like the striped maxi, but hopefully you'll be able to replace it with something you love even more. That dress in your first look is gorgeous! I love the dark red color with the bright yellow bag!

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    1. Yes it will be nice to come home with something different! :)

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  24. Though I like how fun your second look is, Mica I've felt in love with the first one. I remember having the same colored dress many, many years ago. Beautiful styling with the light jacket and Chelsea boots.

    xoxo Ira
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    1. It is a great dress, has survived many wardrobe clearouts, hehe! :)

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  25. You've been busy with the challenges! Hehehe! I love seeing your looks though. The last outfit reminds me of Americana. Just missing some stripes. But the first look I am seriously crushing on. That yellow bag is perfection.

    Sxx
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    1. I have been! Trying to nail a few challenges at once, haha!

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  26. Hi Mica,

    It's been awhile!
    I'm back and happy to see these lovely outfit post from you.. as usual, I love the bag!
    You look so cute in the first outfit.

    Xoxo,
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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  27. The bag looks great with both outfits! I love the statement bracelet!

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  28. Love the initiative! Great dresses and love the bag!

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  29. I love that belted jersey dress. It's a pretty color and perfect for maternity wear too. I cannot wait to see your new bag!

    Amy Ann
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    1. Yes I wore it right into the third trimester last time! :)

      I'm excited to wear my new bag! It arrived just the other day!

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  30. I love your bag
    Looks pretty and suit your style

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  31. You look great! Love this outfit of yours and how you accessorized it.

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  32. Great color, this bag! loving the looks!
    Dora
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  33. I'm such a huge Rebecca Minkoff fan- her stuff is amazing!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  34. That first look is so super cute! I love the combo of that dress and the cardi! You look adorable
    xx
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  35. I love the initiative of the campaign and good to raise money for it. I think your first look is amazing. <3 You look great as well, and also love the yellow bag. /Madison
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    1. Yes I'm hoping to reach my fundraising goal! :)

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  36. You have so many cute dresses! I love both of these. Can't wait to see more!

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  37. that yellow bag is adorable...and it looks great paired with both dresses. That striped maxi is so lovely but I also really like the first one. You always look great.

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    1. It is such a cheerful colour! :)

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  38. I LOVE this! I adore burgundy and mixing it with yellow, such a great combination!

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  39. I really like the beach-y vibe of the second dress even though you're not going to keep it, it looks great with the flip flops. I'm sure you'll find an even better maxi to replace it.

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    1. I've worn it to the beach before too, haha! I'm hoping I'll find something else to swap it for at the swap party! :)

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  40. You look pretty as always and I like both of the dresses however my favourite is the first one :) x

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  41. I love the pop of colour your yellow bag provides! All the best with your fundraising!

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to meet the fundraising goals I set!

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  42. FROCKTOBER! Wow, I've missed a lot but I love this idea! You are so creative with the styling of dresses - the second maxi dress look is my favorite!

    xo Deborah
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    1. It is a great idea to raise money for an even greater cause! I'm thrilled to be a part of it this year!

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  43. I love that denim jacket and striped maxi dress Mica! Looks so good!
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  44. In love with outfit #2. That denim jacket is made for you. It is great to look fab while being part of a great cause.

    Teodora

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  45. Love the denim jacket and your dog is always so cute!
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  46. Oh, I'm so in love with that first dress! I love how the tie detail gathers fabric. It's so feminine!

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  47. That yellow bag is certainly a nice punch of color to both looks! That first one is my favorite <3

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  48. Thank you for your kind words and support of my challenge and fundraising goal :)

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