Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Postpartum Outfits: Striped Maxi Skirts, Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Saddle Bag

Keeping things easy in the first few weeks post-baby by getting a little repetitive with my outfits. While I wore these striped maxi skirt outfits a few days apart, I thought I'd post them together on the blog. 2 different ways to wear very similar skirts.

What I wore:


SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red

Why I wore it:

I really liked this outfit! Had plans to catch up with a friend and give her the maternity clothes I wouldn't be needing any more. Managed to get myself, toddler T and the baby all ready to go - then found out she was unwell and couldn't make it. Still, counting it as a win as we were all set to go on time for once!

I purchased this top in the third trimester, a size larger than I usually would so that it had space for the growing bump as well as working with a leftover baby belly in the early forth trimester. Seeing the photos though I wish I'd ordered my usual size, looks a little large here without the baby bump.


Last worn: wrap top, striped maxi skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff cherry red saddle bag.

Other ways to wearwrap top and denim shorts, striped maxi skirt and a graphic tee, black ballet flats with a black and grey outfit, Rebecca Minkoff cherry red saddle bag and jeans.



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What I wore: 


TeeZalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt
Skirt: Target black and white striped maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red

Why I wore it:

Wasn't as sure of this outfit as I was about the one above. We had to pop out and run errands and get groceries, and I hadn't thought about what to wear. I saw this red top that hadn't been worn in a while in my wardrobe and knew it would work with the striped maxi skirt, nice easy outfit. It wasn't until I grabbed my bag on the way out the door that I realised I was wearing red and maroon together, and wasn't sure if it worked. Didn't have time to change.

Not a combination I would have tried on my own, but I think it looks okay in the photos. Feel better about it after seeing the photos than I did wearing it!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, maroon tee, striped maxi skirt, black ballet flats (above), Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag (above).

Other ways to wearmaroon tee and skinny jeans, striped maxi skirt and a baby bump, black ballet flats and a printed skirt, red bag with a monochrome black outfit.







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60 comments:

  1. The skirt is such a perfect staple piece for the closet, you look great in both looks!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  2. Love your striped maxis! Both of these nautical inspired looks are so cute! Your red cross-body is perfect!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. Your maxi is so versatile!!!

    Come take a look at another outfit I am wearing for my latest collab with Los Angeles based brand TOBI – I’m sure you’ll love it again!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  4. Well luckily the skirts look so different that it doesn't really matter you've been wearing them a lot! :D My uniform is dark jeans and a sweater so people probably think I wear the same jeans every day ;)
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    1. haha yes it is good they are different. Although I think your outfits look different enough! :)

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  5. Way to go getting everyone ready to go, I hope you were able to still go somewhere fun! I love both looks--this gives me great inspiration for a striped maxi skirt that I have.

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    1. Yes it definitely wasn't a waste :)

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  6. I'm sorry your friend had to cancel your meet up and hope she feels better! I think when our body's are ever changing, we tend to be bad at picking out sizes. I still buy things too large because in my mind I am accommodating post baby body. Which totally makes zero sense as it's been more than two years! haha
    I don't think the red and maroon clash too badly, but you can tell they are a different shade. You're still better dressed than half the people I see at the grocery store, so no harm done! (;

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    1. hehe yes with sizing being so inconsistent and all the body changes during and after pregnancy, it's terrible trying to pick the right size!

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  7. I love that first outfit too! The wrap top, skirt, and red bag are such a good pairing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  8. Mica, that saddle bag was the best purchase! It goes with all of your outfits. I love it.
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    1. It does go with everything! :D

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  9. Red&black combination looks as good as white&navy!Rebecca Minkoff bag is beautiful!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  10. I love your striped maxi skirts! I have black/white one, but I think I may need a white/black one... :-)

    Such a great bag!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. You can never have too many stripes I think!

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  11. Haha I've definitely done the accidental bag colour clashing before! I have a red tweed coat and I never think about that before I put it on and realise it's a disaster. Yours look more like they co-ordinate than clash :) Those maxi skirts look ideal for Autumn, is it cooling down there at all yet?!

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    1. Just started to cool down the past few days, and about time too with winter only 2 days away, ha!

      I'm happy I gave the combination a try at least, trying to experiment more with colour :)

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  12. How great that you're passing along your maternity clothes and I do think that maroon and red work. At least in my book.

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    1. Thanks Lorena! I think it doesn't look too bad and I'm pleased I gave it a go even if it wasn't on purpose.

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  13. Such lovely outfits, Mica! I especially love the nautical vibes of the first one and I agree, the mixtures of the maroon and red doesn't look bad at all! I hope you're having a great week so far and thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  14. So you cant wear red and maroon together? I learn something new every day.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I wasn't sure about the clash, haha! Probably not something I'd wear again but it doesn't look too bad in the photos.

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  15. I love how you rock maxi skirts dear! Love the cross body bag being the pop of color on the first navy outfit and I truly love the combination of classic colors like red and black, thta never fails! :)
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  16. That is such a great bag!!
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  17. I love this colour! It just pops and looks lovely on you xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  18. Really cute postpartum outfits! I'm going to have to invest in one of those Rebecca Minkoff bags. Love them so much!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/how-to-wear-a-mini-dress-to-work/

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    1. I have far too many of them - but they are great bags! :)

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  19. Loving the maxi skirt and really loving that they're stripe! I think you styled both outfits very well!

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  20. I love how styled the outfit and most importantly I love that bag, it adds edge to the look!
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  21. Both looks are super fun and lovely. I really like the first one because it's navy and blue's my favorite.
    Have a great day!

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  22. You look lovely. And your bag collection is just amazing, Mica!

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  23. I like both outfits! I love a striped maxi skirt any time. I really like the second outfit...the red against the black is super striking! (And I would have never noticed the bag clash!) Well done!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. A striped maxi skirt is always a good idea IMHO :)

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  24. Both these skirts look great on you!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  25. Loving this red bag and that striped skirt is so pretty!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  26. I've yet to own a striped maxi skirt. love both on you!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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  27. I am obsessed with that red saddle bag, and I just love your striped maxi skirts!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  28. You look absolutely great!


    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  29. Congrats on the baby!

    XO
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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  30. OMG ... that bag! You have the BEST bags! (I know I know ... I say that every week, but it's true!!)
    Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  31. love the pop of red!! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  32. Oh I love both maxi skirts... I like the white one with the dark stripes most... Super cute looks dearie!!


    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀

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  33. I love when photos make me feel better about my outfits:) I'm actually a huge fan of the second one! Those colors look great on you! I tend to like my maxi skirts a tad bit big on me- makes them perfect for those big meal days:)!
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

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  34. Hi Mica... It's so important to keep everything easy just after having a baby. Helps to keep your sanity in check too! You look awesome as always and the skirt is beautiful!

    Hugs
    KaSonndra
    http://livewellbefabulous.com

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    1. Yep simple is best in the newborn days!

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  35. I think you look absolutely amazing! Some of my friends have gained a lot of weights after the pregnancy and they told me that it's really hard to lose the weight after the baby was born. However, you look very great and back in shape!

    www.thequinoxfashion.com

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    1. Thanks :) Every pregnancy is different - and it will always take a while to get rid of the weight, it took 9 months to put it all on!

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  36. You look so good! Love your bag, and both your skirts. Although if I had to pick one, I would say I liked the Red/Maroon/Black combo just a little bit more.

    Supriya
    www.unfoldingstyle.com

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  37. I love striped skirts! I like the first outfit best! Super cute with the navy blouse!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  38. I don't own a stripe maxi skirt and think I need one in my closet. I love the RM purse!

    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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    1. It's a real classic piece in my wardrobe - I think you'd look great in a striped maxi too.

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  39. Cute looks! Love the first one and that bag is gorgeous.

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  40. I cannot look at anything but that amazing BAG!!! Mica, it's gorgeous. Such a perfect choice.

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  41. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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