Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Summer Striped Tanks, Maternity Denim Shorts Outfits With Bright Bags

For the Fox In Flats DAREcember style challenge, there was a challenge I'd been really looking forward to and one I wasn't sure I'd be able to achieve. Luckily I was able to find something in my wardrobe to wear for both, and they both turned out to involve striped tanks!

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Print Mixing Somedays Lovin Kimono stripe tank maternity shorts second trimester summer

AwayFromTheBlue | Balenciaga sorbet pink regular classic city bag 2010 split tassels
Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
TankGlassons striped tank in silver marle and white
ShortsJeanswest Georgie maternity boyfriend shorts (available in non-maternity also)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'print mixing' which I was really looking forward to as I knew I'd wear this tank and kimono together. I'd certainly not say I was an expert at print mixing, I've had a few fails, but I follow the 'formula' of making one of the patterns stripes and it usually winds up looking okay.

I absolutely loved this outfit. I wore it out to a play date with toddler T and I wouldn't change a thing about it.


As it's the second time I've worn this kimono since I purchased it, and I'm reviewing everything I buy to make sure everything will be a workhorse in my wardrobe, my purchase review:

I adore this kimono. I wasn't too sure about the print when I bought it, it looked nice but I wasn't sure if it would be very wearable. I bought it anyway, with another kimono, planning to return the one I liked the least. But when I tried this on at home with went with so many things and I have adored it every time I've worn it. A purchase I'm very glad I made, I'd been wanting more kimonos to wear over summer and this fits the need nicely.


Last worn: Somedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono, striped tank, Jeanswest maternity shorts, Havaianas, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearSomedays Lovin' kimono and a yellow tank, striped tank and skinny jeans without a baby bump, denim shorts and Converse, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in the office.


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What I wore:

Away From Blue | 2nd Trimester summer Jeanswest maternity shorts striped tank outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Roie Designs Waxed leather beaded wrap bracelet, RM mini MAC
NecklaceJeanswest Taki necklace (C/O)
Tank: Cotton On stripe sailor tank in dusky green / grey marle
ShortsJeanswest maternity rolled up shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Wore this to take toddler T to his last gymboree session for the year. The style challenge was 'safari' which I wasn't sure I would be able to find anything to wear for, but then I remembered this little worn tank. It's a trapeze cut so it fit the growing bump nicely, and with the khaki stripes and the tribal themed necklace I think I met the safari challenge quite well. Simple and comfortable outfit for running around with a toddler too.


Last worn: khaki and grey striped tank, Jeanswest maternity shorts, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to wearstriped tank and skinny jeans, Jeanswest maternity shorts and a printed scarf, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and a maxi skirt.


Linking up with Style Me Wednesday, Oh Hey Girl, Fashion Files, Throwback Thursday, Fun Fashion Friday, Fabulous Friday, The Ultimate Rabbit Hole.




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54 comments:

  1. Big fan of stripes! U look great!
    Thestyletune.blogspot.com

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  2. You look gorgeous :)

    http://fiftyshadesofpink.blogs.sapo.pt/

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  3. I adore that kimono too! The colors are more subtle than some floral prints. You are totally rocking the print mixing. I think you are right, stripes are a safe bet.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yep stripes are always good for print mixing! :)

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  4. Mica I like the stripes with the kimono... the light colors and pattern totally work.

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  5. I think I mixed stripes and animal print for the mixed print prompt. I too remember seeing safari and drawing a blank. In fact, I think I skipped that day all together. Well, duh, why didn't I do khaki? Seems totally obvious right? haha I'm still "new" to the creative thinking of style challenges.

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    1. haha I think it was more trying to find a way to link something that would fit back to the challenge... the more I participate in the challenges, the more fun I have with the prompts and don't always pick the obvious ones! :)

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  6. I love your bag! You look pretty :)

    Mischelle
    http://www.nowthatschic.com

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  7. Such cute outfits, Mica! I love the way the kimono looks with the striped shirt, it creates a nice contrast and pattern mix; great styling! I hope you're having a great day and week so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  8. that kimono is darling! you always have the best handbags ever!

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  9. I love your pattern mixing in the first outfit. Great looks!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  10. Ahh that gorgeous kimono again!
    Both outfits are so cute! I really like how versatile your looks are! Even though both outfits have striped tops, they have completely different feels!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. It is the best kimono! And it's on heavy rotation this summer, get used to seeing more of it, haha!

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  11. Sounds like you're doing the best to get the most wear out of your clothing. I like the striped tank, and think the kimono is also quite versatile.
    Prime Beauty

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    1. Yep, I want to wear as much of my wardrobe as I can, so I'm always checking to see what doesn't work any more! :)

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  12. Beautiful looks!! Stunning!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  13. The kimono is lovely! I really need to get myself some new ones for this summer.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I have been wearing mine so much, the perfect coverup! :)

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  14. The kimono looks beautiful on you and I love the pattern mixing. Your bags are impressive as always!

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  15. I think you nailed print mixing in the first look! I love floral and stripes together, and the colors in that look are so pretty too!

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  16. Love the combination of stripes and florals and those bags are both gorgeous ♥ You look lovely Mica!

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  17. Obsessed with that kimono! Gorgeous!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  18. I will definitely be picking up a kimono come summer here in Germany. I wasn't too sure last summer, but I love your and the way you styled it, so I am convinced.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I've had them for a few years, but this summer has definitely been the summer I decided I needed more, and have been wearing them so much! :)

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  19. You can never go wrong with stripes! I love it with the cute kimono!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  20. I like this outfit, beautiful photos. I'm your new GFC follower # 559 ^ - ^

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  21. You look amazing! I love your bags, but you look so pretty pregnant!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  22. so pretty!

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  23. the kimono is so cute!♥ I love the pattern on it!:)


    www.Lorietta.cz

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  24. I love how the kimono looks over your stripes! Your bags really brighten up both outfits!

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  25. That sorbet colored bag is so pretty. Perfect for spring/summer!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  26. Love the look! Print mixing can be hard but I loved how you kept with the color scheme! Ahhh I wish it was warm where I live to wear shorts! You nailed this look!

    Jasmine :)
    colorubold.com

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    1. It's definitely hot enough here, it's summer! :)

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  27. Im loving these looks! The shade of your second handbag is so pretty!
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  28. Fun looks lady!! You're making me so jealous that it's winter here! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  29. There's that beautiful kimono again! I love it with your striped tank and denim shorts. You are making me long for summer again!

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    1. haha yep, it's on frequent repeat in my wardrobe!

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  30. Great style and bag it is so lovely :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  31. How beautifully aged is your sorbet bal! At first I thought it's a new colour I haven't seen before :) you are proudly wearing your bump and I love that <3

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    1. It is really aging nicely that bag! :)

      And yep, very proud of the baby bump! It's an incredible process and I'm so so lucky to get to experience it again.

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  32. Ooh, I love the kimono you wore in the first pic! I finally got my first one and I can't wait to wear it out, except it's not warm enough just yet. Great outfits :)

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. Hope the weather warms up for you soon! :) I've really enjoyed wearing mine lately!

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  33. Great outfits! I took my step daughter to a Gymboree session one time and completely wore the wrong outfit. I felt like such a newbie. LOL!

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    1. haha I wasn't sure what to wear at all my first time either! But comfortable easy to move in clothes are a good bet! :)

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  34. I love the little cameos your dog makes in your photos, s/he looks so sweet!

    Print mixing is something I've been a bit nervous about, but I love how you pulled it off here, and kept the rest of your look simple. Kimonos are perfect for the summer too!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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  35. Great pattern mixing, you have the best collection of kimonos.

    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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  36. Now I think I need a kimono! Nice arm party going on in the tribal challenge too! You're acing those challenges!

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    1. It's always fun to play along with the challenges and have some inspiration for what to wear! :)

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  37. You absolutely can't go wrong with a striped tank. Looking lovely!
    Shannon @my2morrows
    Xx

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  38. That kimono is gorgeous, you look great!

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  39. It's so refreshing checking out your blog, Mica ... I love seeing the summer clothing! You look so fresh and pretty! Thanks so much for always being a part of our Friday fun!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  40. Thank you all for your sweet comments.

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  41. I really love the softness of the colors! They look so pretty together.
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