Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Blue Printed Kimonos, Grey Tees and Skinny Jeans

While autumn was so mild in Brisbane I took the chance to get in one last wear of my favourite kimonos before the winter weather arrived. And of course, they were both blue!

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Autumn Coffee date outfit navy printed kimono grey tee prima denim skinny jeans

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (similar in black or white)
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Felt all dressed up in this because I wore makeup for a change. I had the chance to catch up with fashion & beauty blogger Beth from Almost Posh while she was on holiday in Brisbane. I figured I should wear makeup to meet up with a makeup guru!

Nice simple outfit for coffee and cake, and we even had a little time to browse some of the stores. I picked up a cute tank in the Target sale before heading home.


Last worn: navy printed kimono, grey oversized tee, Jeanswest prima skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and a newborn, grey tee and denim shorts, Jeanswest prima skinny jeans and blush blazer, silver ballet flats and a wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and a maxi dress.



More blue printed kimonos under $50:








What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Grey tee skinny jeans navy floral kimono neon pink bag SAHM style

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC floral kimono
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers (30% off at Nordstrom!)
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
TeeJeanswest 'Lucy' colour block tee in grey marle/rosebud
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in grey)
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC (new purchase, on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this to go out shopping for a new washing machine, not very exciting. The old one had been playing up for a while and despite paying a few hundred dollars to have it "repaired" and some parts replaced, it finally gave up this month. A new one was urgently needed. With two boys under 2, there is a LOT of washing required! Since I liked the grey tee, denim and kimono combo above, I wore it again. Unlike the washing machine repair, I have definitely got my money's worth from this $3 kimono.

Wearing a new purchase too - this hot pink Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC. I'd been selling a few bags on ebay and of course when selling you have to browse the listings first and see what prices things are going for... Couldn't resist this bargain of a bag when I came across it. Really like the way the pink works with the floral print of the kimono.


Last worn: RayBan Wayfarers, floral cocoon kimono, grey teeskinny jeans, black ballet flats. First time I've worn the pink mini MAC as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearfloral kimono at 39 weeks pregnant, grey tee and printed shortsskinny jeans and a striped henley, black ballet flats and a wrap dress










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55 comments:

  1. I love these outfits so casual but pretty! Great post lovely!

    Ella xx
    www.inellaselement.co.uk

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  2. Loved seeing how you style that first bag...I have it too, and can never seem to figure out how to wear it.

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    1. Glad I could give you some ideas! It's a lovely bag, hope you can wear it more often :)

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  3. I was thinking your pink bag was new. What a fun color! Loving both of these pairings and both bags so much.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. hehe yes I'm always buying new Rebecca Minkoff bags ;)

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  4. I love your kimono collection Mica. Blue & grey are always so pretty together. Very soft. Love both of your outfits. I had to buy new washer machines last year! They're so fancy! HaHaHa I appreciate the upgrade. My water bill has been better because of the new machines also. >.<
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Yes it's good the newer ones are more energy and water efficient! Helps offset the high cost of buying them a little, ha!

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  5. Gotta love kimonos! Hehe. Both of these are great transitional looks!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  6. Loving your kimonos as always! And I need to go through your purse stash ASAP! :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/rosy-posy/

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  7. I love all of your cute kimonos and I'm thinking that I need to get a few so I can layer this summer without getting too hot. So frustrating about your washer... I'm praying mine holds on for a few more years!

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    1. Hopefully yours is more reliable than ours, ha! :) And yes kimonos are perfect for summer layering! :)

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  8. Oh, Mica, I'm swooning hard over that second look! Everything about the outfit is perfect, the bag matches perfectly with the florals in the kimono! I've tried to do some shopping on eBay and have had negative experiences with fakes, even though the reviews were descent for the seller. Do you have any tips on shopping and even selling on eBay, if you don't have a post on this already? I'd love to read some of your suggestions! I hope you're having a great day so far and thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Oh so sorry you've had such bad experiences! I've been pretty lucky my ebay dealings haven't been so bad, but it's certainly not the first place I go to when I want to buy something!

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  9. I love your kimonos.
    http://tresfly.blogspot.com/

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  10. WOW three bucks for that kimono ?! that was a great buy.
    Oh and I hope you find a washing machine that last a longgg time. Mine is 7 years old and I take care of it as if it were a baby!

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    1. 7 years is good! That's how long ours lasted before it died. I really wish it had lasted longer, but hopefully our new one will!

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  11. That kimono looks great on you and the pink bag is so fun!

    Becky
    www.bybmgblog.com

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  12. I love the kimonos! I really need to get one for myself!

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  13. Two very pretty kimonos!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  14. I love the second look, Mica! The pop of colour from your bag is beautiful and brightens up the whole look. You should really do a post on your Rebecca Minkoff bag collection, you seems to have a lot!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks! I haven't done a post but I do have a video up on YouTube of my collection!

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  15. So cool you got to meet up with a beauty guru! Haha yeah, I would've patted on more makeup if that happened too xD
    Love your kimonos here and what they added to your outfits!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries
    Visit my YouTube channel!

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    1. hehe yes I should have got her to help me with eyeliner!

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  16. Both of those kimonos are so pretty! They really elevate your outfits to something special. I agree - $3.00 is a great score on that! You could wear these over a turtleneck for winter? Just a thought - if a pink bag could work with 'em, what about a pink turtleneck??

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    1. Thanks so much Sheila! I'm not such a fan or turtlenecks, but I have tried kimonos layered over long sleeve tees when it's been a little cooler...might need to try that again this winter!

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  17. You are the queen of kimonos, always and forever, gorgeous Mica. I love both especially the second one. And hey your outfit formula of pairing them with a tee/tank, jeans, flats and a great designer bag works, especially with two very young children under two. You are one polished mom. I love both of your bags, especially the first dusty lavender one. I bet Beth loved your outfit. Gotta check out her blog too. And the other day I bought my very first floral kimono (first one I cannot believe it). Through the last couple of years you have inspired me so much with all the ones you own!

    Sorry I have been a bad blogging friend but the last month especially I have worked a 'part-time' job with full-time hours, plus I tutor once (sometimes twice) a week and I am a mom to a toddler and a wife. I promise I will catch up more with you this weekend. But I did want to take my time to comment today, thank you for your awesome linkup and for linking with me on Thursdays too. You are one sweet friend! And yes I have to write this message to a few of my favorite bloggers because I have been slacking on commenting and stopping by lately. But you look great today, you usually do!

    <3 Ada.

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    1. Aww thanks so much for your sweet comment Ada! No worries, blog stuff is never as important as real life and time is often hard to get with a toddler to look after too!

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  18. Locing the monochrome Mica! Looking fab!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  19. Great kimono Mica. Love the first look! Sometimes I also feel a bit dressed up wearing makeup, since I don't wear it everyday, although I love a great lipstick! :-)

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    1. Yes it's definitely a rare event for me, something that makes me feel more dressed up!

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  20. Oh no, the thought of my washing machine dang on me is horrible! Even though I have to say, the biggest contributor to the washing still seems to be Mr. Loca.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. It was a nightmare for me too, as it happened on the day I'd set aside to go through 3 piles of laundry....eeek! I'm thankful the new one could be purchased and delivered so quickly.

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  21. Loving both these kimonos - I'm obsessed with how they change an outfit so drastically!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    1. They are great outfit toppers! :)

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  22. Love the easy breezy look of that kimono!

    Come check out how I wore ruffles for work & play at the blog - Happy Thursday!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  23. Love thaylt kimono Mica. Have a nice day.
    Xo, Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  24. Both kimonos are nice! The designs are completely different and unique from each other. It instantly made the outfit more vibrant :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New post

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  25. Always love your kimono outfits, Love the pink bag with the pink floral really pops. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  26. Both of these kimonos are gorgeous! Love your bright pink bag too!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  27. Gorgeous kimonos! I love kimonos, they're so easy to wear with anything :)

    Via Sora

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  28. I love that floral kimono, it works so well with the casual outfit!

    Beaumiroir

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  29. Your kimono collection is so cute, I love the second one, the colours are very pretty.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  30. Love these looks. so casual and chic!

    XO
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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  31. So lovely to see different RM bags! Loving the grey one, but the pop of electric pink is something special. I have a soft spot for kimonos too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. hehe I have been wearing the same one for a while! Nice to mix it up a little ;)

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  32. I really love wearing a floral kimono! Mine is a floral Pink I bought from Missguided. You look so pretty in the kimono and skinny jeans!

    www.thequinoxfashion.com

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  33. Wha a great find on the floral kimono!

    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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  34. These are both fantastic looks! I really enjoy how a kimono dresses up a tee and jeans so well. I hope you enjoyed your blogger meet-up. :)

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  35. Thank you all for your lovely comments! :)

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  36. Loving you in kimonos! You look great in these. xo

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  37. I LOVE both of these! Three bucks?! That's a total steal. I can find them for crazy cheap on Amazon, so those are the ones I typically snag up. Plus, that Prime shipping doesn't hurt either. (;

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  38. Haha, I'm like "yay I've seen that outfit in real life!!" You looked great. I was excited to see what bag you were going to wear, haha.

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