Friday, 22 January 2016

Blue Printed Maxi Dresses, Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag: Second Trimester Summer Outfits

Dressing in pregnancy can be tricky with everything changing. So when something works one day, I'll take advantage of that and I'll repeat it again soon after. I actually wore these outfits one day after the other! Blue bag, blue printed maxi dresses, perfect for the summer heat.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Feather Print Maxi Dress second trimester summer BBQ outfit Balenciaga day bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Silver accessories bracelet stack Balenciaga G21 day bag 09 tempete storm giant hardware
Dress: JayJays feather print maxi dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted silver cuff
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'hair bling' and so I decided to wear this little sparkly star hair barrette that I've held onto since high school. I rediscovered it recently as part of my wardrobe clear out. I've been holding onto it for years despite never wearing it! It was fun to wear it for a day, as I usually tuck my hair behind my ear anyway. Wore this to have a post-Christmas BBQ with family.


Last worn: feather print maxi dressstudded sandalsBalenciaga Tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearprinted maxi dress for the beachstudded sandals and a wrap dressBalenciaga Tempete day bag and skinny jeans.



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What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second Trimester Style Blue printed maxi dress Hermes Twilly hair

AwayFromTheBlue | Tiffany silver bracelet stack Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete
Scarf: Hermes twilly worn as a headscarf (Confettis D'ex-Libris from 2009)
Necklace: gifted Eye Candy LA gold and turquoise cuff necklace
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoes: Cotton On thin strap thongs in black
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Wore this to tackle the stores soon after Boxing Day. Hubby had some things he wanted to buy and I was curious to check out some of the sales. After my bestie sent me pics of what the crowds looked like on boxing day itself, we followed her advice and left toddler T with his grandparents, which was the best decision. We got to the stores shortly after they opened on the 27th, but it was still madness! I usually wait until January before I venture out to the stores, this was the first year I've ever attempted the post-Christmas crowds in December. We did pick up some bargains but I'm not sure I'll be attempting it again next year! Might stick with online shopping.

The style challenge for the day was 'hats', but shopping isn't the best environment for a hat so I just wore one of my Hermes twillies in my hair instead. I also had the chance to wear my new necklace I got for Christmas, a gift from my wonderful bestie. I really liked the way it looked with this dress, even though everything else I was wearing was silver, I think it worked.


Last worn: Hermes Twilly, blue printed maxi dress, black thongs, Balenciaga tempete day bag (above).

Other ways to wearHermes Twilly as a bracelet, blue printed maxi dress for a first birthday party, Balenciaga day bag for the office.


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68 comments:

  1. So beautiful, dear ;)

    XX

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

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  2. Nice dress! I love the print. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  3. i bet those maxi dresses are the most comfortable thing!! looking great, mama!

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  4. You are so right, your body changes so quickly you cant rely on things that fir one day to fit in the upcoming week as well. And I feel like I have entered the stage where everything I attempt to wear is just plain uncomfortable.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yep, I'm finding that a lot now I'm in the third trimester too. It's tricky dressing a growing bump every day! Fun too though :)

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  5. Love the print on the dress! U look lovely!
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  6. You look so pretty in blue! Love your new necklace in the second outfit. Fun to try something a little different with your hair. I feel like I always do the same thing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yes style challenges are great for encouraging me to try new things, even if it's just a small change :)

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  7. Loving your blue maxi looks! I too have held onto a few accessories from high school that I just dont wear. I'm glad you had it though to use for your hair bling prompt. I believe that was a day I skipped. I have nothing of the sort. haha

    Post Christmas sales her madness here too. Of course, I left the baby and man at home to tackle the crowds. (; I managed to score some awesome sweaters 40% off! It was worth the crowds and stress. (; Have a lovely weekend Mica!

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    1. I really should get rid of it, I have held onto far too much from high school haha!

      I'm glad you did so well in the sales! I think I still prefer shopping them online, the crowds were really bad!

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  8. I love the color of that bag! And love the color of your station necklace! Goes with everything
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  9. Love your bags as always, but that's a great dress!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  10. These worked! and I was happy to read you left the baby with the grandparents in order to go to the sale.. I have seen so many sad, tearful eyed babies at malls that I feel so bad for them. Specially when its in crowded places.

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    1. It was just SO crowded! There wasn't a lot of room I'm glad we didn't try navigating the crowds with a stroller! Usually he doesn't mind coming shopping with me, haha. But post-Christmas sales we will definitely not be attempting with a stroller!

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  11. You look so beautiful in both outfits, Mica! I, too, like to cherish items I've had for years and I also still have some things from High School, which I feel was just yesterday; scary how time flies! I know, it's the same way here in the states on Black Friday. The stores are crazy and people get injured over fist fights over a t.v. that they'll be tossing out next year to buy a new one again. It's very dangerous! I don't know if it's like that over there, but it was certainly wise for you to leave Toddler T at home!

    I hope you have an amazing day and weekend ahead, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Oh it's not as pushy or as bad as the black Friday sales - we've heard all the deaths and injuries from them every year, it's scary! It's just crowded and I don't do well in crowds.

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  12. Love the first dress... I can't see the hair clip too clearly, though... but the second look, that headband looks great! Nice use of hair accessories!


    Amber
    All the Cute
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    1. I should have tried to take a closeup of it!

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  13. Both gorgeous maxi dresses - I can imagine dressing during pregnancy can be tricky but you manage it flawlessly! Love the headband in the second outfit!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. haha thank you! I certainly don't feel flawless!

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  14. I hear you Mica! I use to shop the stores right after Christmas and it would be MADNESS. LOL I would be so tired afterwards. I now shop online, but feel you can get some better deals by going into the store. Glad you left the little one home. Love the prints of both maxi dresses :) Hair accessories are cute.
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    1. I think you can find better deals online sometimes! Especially in sales, there's more chance of finding your size online ;)

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  15. Love the hair love!
    Blue looks lovely on you!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  16. your maxi dresses are always really cute. You have been wearing blue a lot lately. The color looks great on you!
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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    1. I have! It's my comfort colour so I rely on it a lot when I need a little boost :)

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  17. Love these looks! Both of the necklaces are really pretty. I just followed you on Instagram as well by the way, I'm @kiki.anne :) Lovely post!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  18. You seriously have the best maxi dresses! The colours and patterns are always beautiful.

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  19. I have the hardest time finding printed items I actually like, but you always have the cutest printed items! These two dresses are adorable!

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  20. Mica you look absolutely adorable with the headband <3 I love the paisley print and blue is really a beautiful colour on you (enhances your gorgeous blue eyes)

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  21. Awww, your cute belly, Mica! <3 Haha, we also leave our little one with his grandparents every now and then while shopping. It would bore him anyway. :) Beautiful artsy dresses, Mica! Especially your first one, looks gorgeous with the accessoiries. Have a lovely weekend!

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    1. Yes a day of shopping is definitely not toddler friendly!

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  22. These looks are amazing babe!!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  23. That first dress is gorgeous on you!

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  24. This blue is so gorgeous on you! You are positively glowing. Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

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  25. I love love love the print on that first dress. Maxi dresses are the best. I wish it was warm enough for me to wear them like that up north haha.

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  26. Beautiful outfit and definitely love the hair bling! I seriously need to start pulling some of my barrettes out.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. It was nice to get this one out for a change! :)

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  27. Awww such a cute dress! Fits you perfect!

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  28. Maxis and baby bumps are a wonderful combination!

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  29. You sure know how to rock a maxi dress - looking fabulous as always!

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  30. Boxing sale is great, but I really hate the crowd and how rude people get to pick up stuff. I guess comfy dresses are best for this stage of pregnancy, at least you can be comfortable and still look pretty! x

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    1. Luckily we didn't come across many rude people, although it was very crowded!

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  31. So beautiful♥♥♥

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  32. That is so cute that you saved a hair clip from high school! Your maxi dresses are great, simple, chic and comfy!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. I have saved too much from high school I think! I still have my old school uniform somewhere I'm sure....need to be better at decluttering!

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  33. Your baby belly is just the cutest doll! You are just looking amazing in these maxi dresses x

    Florals&Smiles

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  34. Oh, your belly is adorable! I miss being pregnant and stretching things over a growing bump.

    I lived in maxis during all three of my pregnancies!

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    1. Maxis are a great go-to in pregnancy! And always long enough to cover the bump, haha!

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  35. I'm jealous at your summer weather! And good work on leaving the kiddo at home... probably would have been too crazy at the mall.

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  36. Gotta take advantage of what works! Love the dresses you wore. That sparkly barrette you've held onto since high school was a great way to add that sparkle to your hair :D

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  37. May i know how many weeks you are?
    You look fabulous dear
    I love the maxi dress.

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    1. 31 weeks at the moment, although I was at the end of the second trimester in these pics. Not long to go now! :)

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  38. You look absolutely beautiful in this dress - so comfy and chic for shopping! x

    Viva Epernay

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  39. Both of those maxi dresses are beautiful! You look fabulous!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  40. You look so pretty in maxi dresses, I feel like they definitely work for you! I'm sure they're also comfortable, too. I also really like the necklace you're wearing in the first picture!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. They are so comfortable! And great for the summer heat!

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  41. They look lovely on you! Maxi dresses really suit you and I have a feeling if I ever get pregnant, I'll be wearing lots of them :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. They are wonderful in pregnancy :)

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  42. You look beautiful in both of these outfits! And that bag is so pretty. I'm actually saving up for a similar one, either this same color or the cobalt blue one :)

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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    1. Good luck with your saving goal! They are worth every penny, I love mine :)

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  43. Loving the bold lip on you! More maxi goodness.

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  44. What a beautiful mama to be... so stunning. Hope you had a lovely weekend

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

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  45. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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  46. I think blue is your color--you always look so pretty in it! I love those maxi dresses and the soft blue of the bag too!

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  47. Such beautiful dresses! I love the patterns. Again, jealous of your maxi dress collection :)

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