Monday, 18 January 2016

Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag and Casual and Dressy Festive Second Trimester Outfits

Two very different pregnancy outfits with the same bag. A dressier one for an evening out, and a casual one with shorts for daytime. You can see I'm a little behind with blogging as I wore one of these outfits on Christmas eve!

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second Trimester Dinner Outfit Purple Maxi Dress RM Love Bag

AwayFromTheBlue | Mixed metal bracelet stack Rebecca Minkoff charcoal grey Love cross body bag
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace layered with Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet, Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale in emerald!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this out to a family birthday dinner. I've mentioned before that this dress is one of those maternity pieces that always makes me feel good, it was the perfect option for an evening out and getting a little dressed up.

The style challenge for the day was 'big hair don't care', but messy waves are as 'big' as I can get my hair to be. Luckily I was having a good hair day to take the close up for Instagram, ha!

You can't really see my shoes very well, they are clearer on Instagram, but this is the second time they've been worn on the blog. I'm trying to be more thoughtful with what I buy and reviewing everything after I've bought it twice, so my purchase review:

I really like the look of these shoes. I had a pair of cheap Rubi shoes silver ballet flats I'd been missing ever since I wore them to the ground, so was happy to spot this silver pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs flats in the Shopbop sale (with an extra 25% off!) right before Christmas. The only problem I have with these flats is that they seem a little tighter than the other Marc Jacobs flats I have. Not sure how much of that is due to pregnancy feet swelling and the crazy swelling because of the humidity over summer though! I'm hoping they relax a little the more I wear them. Overall, a great purchase as I've been missing a pair of silver flats, just not as comfortable as my other pairs quite yet.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Mothers En Vogue maxi dress, black glitter belt, Marc Jacobs tuxedo ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag.

Other ways to wearmaxi dress for a Christmas party, silver ballet flats and a black dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag and skinny jeans.


Where to buy the Rebecca Minkoff Love bag:







What I wore:

Away From Blue | Festive Santa Christmas Tee Aussie Summer Maternity 2nd Trimester outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Silver and turquoise tiffany bracelet stack Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love cross body bag
Tee: festive glitter Santa tee
ShortsJeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale in sapphire!)

Why I wore it:

My long overdue to be posted Christmas eve outfit! It's a tradition in the family to spend the day doing something crafty for Christmas, baking and decorating cookies, and watching Christmas movies. Of course, while we do this, we wear our festive glitter tees that my sister bought us one year. Met the 'holiday glitz' style challenge nicely! Usually I wear some Christmas bracelets too, but I completely forgot about them this year. I had picked them out and set them aside, but in the hurry of getting everything and everyone ready to go to my parent's place I forgot to put them on. There's always next year!


It's the second wear for this blue printed kimono too, so my purchase review:

I picked up two kimonos in the Asos sale, this one being one I was sure I'd love, and the other I wasn't 100% sure would look good, but wanted to give it a try anyway. Surprisingly, I've gone for the other one more. I do love the colour of this (of course, it's blue!) but it doesn't seem to be worn as much as my other kimono. I'm confident it will still get a lot of wear in my wardrobe though, so it's staying. It's just interesting how the piece I thought I'd love the most from my order is being worn the least! Even after a year and a half of looking at my spending habits I still surprise myself.


I like how the Rebecca Minkoff love bag goes equally well with a dress to go out for dinner, or casually with denim shorts. It works in both of these outfits as it's a great all-rounder bag!

I have a video review on my youtube channel for it too:




Last worn: blue printed kimono, Christmas Santa glitter tee, Jeanswest maternity denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and a white tank, Christmas tee trio, Jeanswest maternity denim shorts and ConverseRebecca Minkoff Love bag with a purple cardi.


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68 comments:

  1. Your waves are gorgeous! It makes the dress that much more fancy for an event. Love your bracelets too!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. Thank you! It was a lucky good hair day for sure haha! :)

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  2. I'd love to get waves like that happening . . . I'm so hairstylishly challenged!

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    1. I wish I cold accurately repeat it like this every day, sometimes it misses the mark!

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  3. How adorable is that "ugly" Christmas tee?

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  4. I love your dress! so pretty!


    www.alovelystyle.com

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  5. Hehe, the Christmas Eve outfit is so cute!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  6. You are looking so lovely in that pink dress and of course the RM bag is so classy! I've been thinking of getting this one myself.
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. I definitely recommend it! I've had this one a year and I love it, the grey goes with everything too :)

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  7. Love your bag dear!!!
    XX

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: CASUAL CHIC WITH FLARED JEANS

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  8. That bag is amazing! Pretty dress and cute Christmas tee too!

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  9. The color of that first dress is very pretty on you!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  10. your santa t-shirt is adorablee.. You look super cute
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  11. It never fails that when a favorite pair of flats bit the dust, you cant find another similar. I have these ones that look pathetic! haha The sole is so thin, but my heart just cant part with them until I find a similar style. Women are crazy creatures. (; I love your Santa top. Very festive! The navy based floral kimono looks very nice with it. I have a similar cardigan that I too have trouble styling. Perhaps it's the navy base against the floral?

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    1. Yes I know what you mean! I was so sad to have to let my silver ones go. But when the cheap sole separates from the cheap upper, it's time to say goodbye....taken me over a year to find a worthy replacement, ha! :)

      Navy is a great neutral so I'm not sue why I struggle with this - definitely have to think more about wearing it than I do the other one I bought at the same time, ha!

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  12. Your waves do look great! I love that pink dress on you too--it's such a pretty color on you! The Christmas tee is so fun, sounds like such a memorable tradition!

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    1. It is a great tradition to have! :)

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  13. Oh that bag always make me sigh.
    Happy Monday!

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  14. Ahh your hair looks perfect in the first photo - What a lovely dress! I can see why you love it so much! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  15. You look wonderful in that maxi dress! Have a great week!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  16. I love the color of the fuchsia dress!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  17. Looks like such a lovely colour dress on you, and goes wel lwith yoru wavy style. That x-mas shirt is cute! <3
    Event Styling

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  18. The Love crossbody is on my wishlist! Love!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  19. Such a beautiful dress, Mica, and the color looks amazing on you! I can see why you feel wonderful in this maxi, the fit is perfect and embraces your bump so beautifully and the color is just gorgeous! How cute is your Christmas shirt?! That's such a great tradition to have and I'm sure you have lots of fun! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  20. I love the Christmas eve outfit! The pink dress in the first outfit is also lovely :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  21. LOVE your Christmas outfit! I always want to dress up for Christmas but I can never remember to buy any Christmas-y clothes :( & you’re looking so fab for the third trimester. All I wanted to do was lay in bed & drink banana milk after about 12 weeks haha

    TFM BLOG

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    1. We went years without dressing up hen one year my sister bought us all these glitter tees and said it was the new tradition, haha! Ever since then we've worn them each year :)

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  22. Love that dress, the color is beautiful. The bag is also amazing.

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  23. You are GLOWING mama! I hope that when I'm preggers, I look this good! I love love love the voluminous hair on you!

    be the plebeian

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  24. I love your Rebecca Minkoff bag and the fact that it can be worn dressed up or casual!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. It really does work with so many outfits! :)

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  25. Love the dress from the first picture! And that bag is gorgeous!

    Sierra
    Sierra Elizabeth

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  26. I have been wanting that handbag! love the size of it! so cute!

    kelseybang.com

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    1. It is a great bag, I recommend it! :)

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  27. Ohhh you look great on that maxi dress.
    I love the color as well.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  28. My feet are a little bigger throughout pregnancy as well, so hopefully they will fit better once the swelling is gone.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. That's what I'm hoping! It does't help that it's a really hot and humid summer, so that's adding to the pregnancy swelling haha!

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  29. haha love the contrast between the two outfits in this post! I can definitely see why the first dress is one that makes you feel good, the shape is so flattering over your bump and the colour is so uplifting! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. It's good to have that one outfit you know will always work - especially during pregnancy!

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  30. So cute!! Lovely outfits

    Hope you have a fabulous day!
    BLOG | Taislany

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  31. it just goes to show the versatility of the piece. fab bag!

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  32. That bag is fabulous! The color and style definitely make it easy to dress up and down. Love the color of your dress. It's gorgeous on you!

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  33. I love the purple/pink maxi with the love bag. Have been considering getting the love bag for a while as well...seems really vresatile as well. I was fortunate that my feet size didnt change throughout the pregnancy except for the last 2 weeks when my feet started swelling up..then flats were my friends! I have eyed kimonos for a while but never really pulled the string on them since I cant figure out how to wear them to work wihtout looking too sloppy, you know what I mean?

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    1. OH you are lucky! Last time around it was cooler in the third trimester and I didn't swell up so much, but with it being the height of summer my feet are suffering haha!

      I know what you meana bout kimonos! I have a pretty laid back style so I'm fine with the relaxed cut, but you can get some that have a bit of a defined lapel instead, they might be better for you?

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  34. Oh that Christmas outfit is too cute! It seems so strange seeing you in short over Christmas haha. It's so cold where I am!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  35. That maxi dress is gorgeous and love the color on you!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  36. That dress is absolutely gorgeous! The color suits you well.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  37. Love Minkoff bags. They are just the best!

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  38. Loving the hair!
    Gorgeous dress & bag!!!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  39. Stunning looks babe!! My favorite has to be the Christmas one!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  40. Loving that fuschia dress - so fun!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  41. That's definitely a bag that goes to all venues- casual to dressy! Love it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  42. I am in love with your bag, i've always overlooked Rebecca Minkoff bags but this one is stunning! xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You should check them out - there are some lovey bags! :)

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  43. You look great in the pink dress! Perfect for an evening out!

    And your Xmas eve outfit is super fun! Love it!

    Great bag, too! I just bought my first Rebecca Minkoff bag (a pink MAB) and can't wait to use it!

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    1. Oh I look forward to seeing your Rebecca Minkoff pop up on your blog! I love my MAB!

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  44. Lovely colour on you! And your hair length is exactly what I'm trying to pluck up the courage to do!

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    1. Hope you like it when you go for the chop! I'm missing my long hair still...even though this has grown quite a bit from when I cut it!

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  45. Great dress and Christmas tee! It's important that you feel comfortable in the things you wear Mica. So good for you! I love that you're catching sales. I do the same. I hate to pay full price for anything. LOL That Rebecca Minkoff bag is awesome. It does look great dressed up or down. Nice purchase.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. haha yes, nothing better than getting something on sale! :)

      The handbag was a gift - a lovely gift last year from my mum, who has great taste! :)

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  46. Ha! Two very different outfits indeed! Both so pretty/fun respectively! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  47. Of course I love your bag. I like both the dark and light grey love bag. The magenta color is so flattering on you, you look great!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  48. That fuchsia is such a good color on you, I love the style of the maxi too. XOXO, Elif

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  49. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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  50. What a gorgeous bag and love the colour - so versatile!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

    x

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  51. That t-shirt is awesome! So festive. (Can you tell I'm catching up on everything I've missed?!) Hope you had a very happy Christmas!

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