Monday, 8 February 2016

Corporate Style: Wrap Dresses In Third Trimester and Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote

Gong Xi Fa Cai to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year! Neither of the outfits below feature the traditional red or gold, instead I'm sharing what I wore to work a few weeks ago. Toddler T is still getting generously showered in little red envelopes though, we celebrate Chinese New Year.


Congratulations to Sarah who won the #Struggles Book giveaway, by sharing some great advice for anyone feeling overwhelmed with social media:
The advice that I would give is to fast from social media. When you give it up, you give up your ties to it and it's hold on you is gone. Just distance yourself from it at least for a while.
There were lots of great entries, and similar advice, but I liked Sarah's mention that sometimes we need to to break the 'hold' we feel social media has on us.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Atmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print third trimester outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff moon navy medium MAB Tote bag baby bump
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
DressAtmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey (on sale in black)
Bracelets: the usual plus turquoise and silver beaded bracelet set
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale in blackor in blue)

Why I wore it:

I was excited to wear my new dress! I saw this on incredible sale at the Iconic for boxing day and ordered a size larger than my usual so that it would hopefully fit the baby bump. Was really pleased to find it accommodated a third trimester belly nicely. It's still on sale too...

I had an important meeting in the morning and then lunch with friends in the afternoon, this dress was the perfect office wear for that. And the print nicely disguised the fact that I spilled a little sauce down the front at lunch, haha!



Last worn: studded mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag. First time I've worn the dress as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearstudded mouse flats and a pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag and winter layering.


More beautiful printed wrap dresses under $100:







What I wore:

Away From Blue | Third trimester soon maternity printed wrap dress office outfit

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy JORD black fieldcrest watch
Necklace: custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette, Tiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
Dress: Soon Maternity 'Madeline' grey print wrap dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale in greyor in burgundy)

Why I wore it:

While the dress in my first outfit isn't a maternity piece, this maternity wrap dress is one of my favourite pregnancy purchases from last time around. It always looks good, worked well for another day in the office and the navy MAB tote goes with everything of course.

I'm not sure how much use this bag will get when I go on maternity leave, but it's so perfect for the office and I think such a classic style I'm pleased I bought it last year.


Last worn: Soon Maternity printed wrap dress, metallic ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wear: Soon Maternity printed wrap dress and Chloe paddington, metallic ballet flats and a maxi dressRebecca Minkoff MAB tote with a dress as a top.






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72 comments:

  1. You look fab! I love wrap dresses they would look lovely after the pregnancy too. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  2. Happy Chinese new year Mica! it's so funny to hear your little bub is getting lots of red pockets, lucky thing! :) love both of the dresses, you are looking so radiant too! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. He is very lucky! :) It will be fun to see when he realises the value of the money inside, right now he just loves playing with the packets! :)

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  3. Looking so gorgeous and radiant as always, darling! The second dress is absolutely gorgeous, and I love how you styled it with your jewellery and the chic handbag. :) x I'm also surprised that the first dress isn't a maternity piece - it looks really good and flattering on your figure! x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. It has been such a good non-maternity piece for pregnancy! I bought it a size larger than normal so it would wrap all around the bump, it's come in really helpful :)

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  4. I think i need to invest good wrap dress soon as it is very comfortable.
    Thanks for sharing this idea

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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    1. Yep, wrap dresses are classics! :)

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  5. You look amazing in both dresses! I don't know why I never wore a wrap dress when I was pregnant...And great bag! I have it in soft pink and absolutely love it.

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    1. I'm glad I've had them - they make officewear easy! :)

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  6. Love both outfits, lovely colors too, thanks for sharing, you look very pretty!!!

    xxx

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  7. Lovely dress! :)
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  8. Both are so cute but I really love the second dress you are wearing!
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  9. Love that new dress on you! So flattering for your adorable bump and a fun print. Wrap dresses seem like a great maternity option.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. They are just as great in pregnancy as they are before/after it! :)

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  10. Ok you're totally convincing me that I need a navy tote! This is gorgeous!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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    1. It is a great colour that goes with everything :)

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  11. That is a very convenient fact that the pattern hides the spill, I need something like this in my life.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. haha yes, it's why I have so many prints in my wardrobe ;) So clumsy!

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  12. I always love that gray wrap dress on you, such a perfect print! :D
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  13. I love crazy prints for hiding those oops moments. Actually I literally scour stores for navy and printed toddler finds for the exact reason. I hate stains! haha.

    This bag is so beautiful to look at! So did everything with the issues you were having get sorted out? I remember you said you were having trouble with their customer care. (:

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    1. haha yes prints and dark colours are a must for toddler clothes!

      I did get the issues with customer care sorted out in the end - was really happy! It's why I keep going back to them, haha. If there is a problem it might take a while to fix it up but they always come good in the end :)

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  14. That blue bag matches both dress perfectly...such a lovely bag! but the real star is that first wrap dress, it look so amazing on you. The second dress is also really nice but the first one just seems so perfect for you. You look very beautiful and radiant dear.

    Happy Lunar New Year. I do think you selected a good advice. Social media can indeed influence our lives in a way it shouldn't ...it can control our actions and we must never allow that. Taking a break from it is very important.

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    1. Very true! Breaks from social media, like breaks from everything, are important.

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  15. I love wrap dresses on preggo bellies. Looking fab as always!

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  16. Happy Chinese New Year to you too! Especially love that first dress on you as well as your handbag!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  17. You look great in both wrap dresses and that bag is such a classic & versatile piece!! I agree with that advice, it's so important to step away from social media sometimes!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. It is great advice, good not to get too caught up in it!

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  18. Both dresses look amazing on you! And happy Lunar New Year to you! <3 Have a great week ahead.

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  19. Both wrap dresses look so good on you Mica! You wear them well girl! They can be hard to pull off. Love your new one. That was a really good purchase.
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  20. I love that blue tote, it's so great for spring/summer. Looks like it can hold a lot too! Have a great week! :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  21. I love wrap dresses, as they are so figure flattering, and really help to show off a baby bump, too! I love the two you've worn here, especially the first one! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having the best start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  22. Both of those dresses are so pretty! I love the patters and the wrap style!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  23. I love wrap dresses! very fun prints! you look darling!

    kelseybang.com

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  24. Once again, thanks so much for your sweet words and the giveaway! I love these dress outfits! You look radiant!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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    1. Congrats on winning, and thanks for the great advice! :)

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  25. Happy New Year to you and your family!

    I love both dresses, they look great. And I'm also a fan of a spill-disguising print! I'm having major bag envy over your pretty Rebecca Minkoff. It's so beautiful, and as you say so perfect for the office. Would it fit a laptop in do you reckon?!

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    1. haha I think it would! Definitely a worthwhile bag investment for the office!

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  26. Those are really great dresses for the corporate world. I'm sure it's really comfortable as well when you have a little one in your tummy!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  27. That first dress is really pretty. You're looking very happy and glowing too! Love the bag!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  28. one classic bag indeed! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  29. If I had the praise hands emoji on my laptop I would use it here! Those wrap dresses are PERFECT on you and your growing bump. I love that first dress, it's so pretty! I need to remember this for whenever another little comes along for me--the wrap dress is such a great maternity piece!!

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    1. Yes, I love wrap dresses as they are always comfortable - pregnant or not!

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  30. Most stylish mama to be ever! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  31. Mica I love your new dress! I bet it is comfortable also. Did hubby get you the Tiffany necklace as a push pressie? It's so timeless and I love how fine jewellery can just be so worry free!

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    1. haha no, no push pressie (unless you count our beautiful baby boy!). It was a present late last year.

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  32. That first outfit is really cute! I like blue so anything with blue is a winner in my book.

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  33. These wrap dresses are perfect for u! Love the print on them and of course ur beautiful smile!
    Thestyletune.com

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  34. You look great in both dress, the bag pairs with them perfectly.

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  35. That bag looks amazing with both dresses! I love the structured look of it!

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  36. Beautiful look, love the dress on you!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  37. Those dresses are stunning! They look perfect for corporate settings.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  38. You know, I always forget how versatile and accommodating wrap dresses are! I love both of yours but that first one is a beauty! The colors are lovely!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  39. Yay for wrap dresses! Super cute prints, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  40. Both of these looks are amazing, but I especially love the second one!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  41. I love love love that first one, the pattern is amazing. When are you due again?

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Due in March so not long to go! :)

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  42. Mica you look beautiful in both of your wrap dresses. Aren't they wonderful for a stylish pregnancy outfit option? And laughing out loud at your comment of the print hiding the sauce stain :-)) I love my patterned pieces for that fact as well :) XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. They are great pregnancy wear, just as much as before/after pregnancy! :)

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  43. I love wrap dresses especially those with a lovely print like yours. They are so versatile and flexible!

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  44. Spill camoflauge is a handy thing! I still have that first dress in my Iconic wishlist . . . it really is cute.

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    1. It is a great piece! And not just because of the spill hiding advantages, haha!

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  45. Sarah's advise is a good one, I've been trying to lay off... in fact I was away from Whatsapp for two days this week :)
    You look so pretty in those wrap dresses.

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    1. Hope you enjoyed your social media break :)

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  46. The new dress is beautiful - wrap dresses flatter you so well!
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  47. Looking gorgeous in the wrap dresses. Wrap dresses are a wardrobe staple for me I love them.

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  48. Thank you all for your lovely comments.

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  49. Both of these dresses look absolutely fantastic on you!

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