Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Navy Stripe Maxi Skirt 2 Ways with Blue and Purple

A few weeks ago I went out Christmas shopping with family. I took the opportunity to stop by a few stores and try on some clothes while someone else could wrangle the boys outside of the changerooms! I shared some of the shopping on my insta stories. As well as getting some gifts, I got a couple of things for myself.

When we reached Target I went straight for the maxi skirts and saw this pretty navy one. Luckily for me, my mum bought it for me for an early Christmas present! I was eager to wear it right away.

This was a great gift as I find the Target maxi skirts absolutely perfect. With comfortable elastic waists it's easy to get a good fit and the two I already own were some of my favourite pieces in pregnancy. Not sure about taller people as it looks more midi length on the website, but they are the perfect length for my petite self. They last too - the other two I have have been worn pretty regularly for 2 and a half years and across two pregnancies and they still look new. Really happy to be adding a third to my wardrobe.

What I wore:

denim jacket purple tank navy stripe maxi skirt Spring SAHM style | AwayFromBlue

metallic silver Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag | AwayFromTheBlue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Royal Lilac purple
Skirt: gifted Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in metallic pink!)

Why I wore it:

I like blue and purple together so thought this tank would be great with the navy skirt. Added the denim jacket as it was a little cooler in the morning.

I have quite a large collection of these fitted tanks in many different colours but as I've mentioned before I'm not a fan of feeding in public in them as I feel a little too exposed. I'm trying to wear them on days like this, where I only have to be out for a little while between feeds. I popped out to do a little bit more Christmas shopping. Starting to get overwhelmed with how much there is to do to get ready - but so excited too as it will be Baby Boy's first Christmas.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerdenim jacket, purple tank, Havaianas, metallic silver mini MAC. First time I've worn the skirt.

Other ways to wear: denim jacket and a maxi skirt, purple tank and a pencil skirt, silver mini MAC and a dress.


The Best Cyber Week Sales!


Cyber week is here! Black Friday sales start the day after Thanksgiving in the US, but some sales have started early. Now is the perfect time to get those gifts you've picked out for people.


Shopbop Buy More Save More Sale - use discount Code 'GOBIG16' to get 15% off orders over $200, 20% off orders over $500 and 25% off orders over $800!

A Pea in a Pod - 30% off designer maternity styles.

The Outnet - up to 90% off designer items.

French Connection - 40% off everything with code 'F40BLF'


Bloomingdales Big Brown Bag sale - get $25 off every $200 you spend and up to 50% off select styles.

Neiman Marcus - up to 40% off designer styles (including Rebecca Minkoff!)


Jeanswest - 30% off shorts and tops and an extra 40% off sale items in the outlet.


I'll share more of the Black Friday sales on Friday, but until then enjoy shopping some of the early sales above! (The Shopbop sale is my favourite)





What I wore:

monochrome navy spring breastfeeding friendly maxi skirt outfit Louis Vuitton Neverfull | AwayFromBlue

stripes and Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
TankMEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
Skirt: gifted Target navy side split maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale!)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Unlike the purple tank above, this navy one is a special breastfeeding one and is the most discreet feeding top I have. It was perfect to wear for a specialist appointment at Mater in the city for Baby Boy, as I had to feed him in the waiting room. Wanted a big bag to carry all the files and things I needed for the appointment so my Louis Vuitton neverfull was ideal.

I thought this navy tank and skirt would be a nice pairing together. I really liked this monochrome combination. Even if the two shades of navy don't perfectly match!

The checkered print on the bag and the stripes on the skirt were a bit of a stretch to meet the "print and pattern" style challenge for #RuleBreakersClub on Instagram too.


Last worn: navy breastfeeding tank, striped maxi skirt (above), studded gladiator sandals, Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

Other ways to wearnavy breastfeeding tank and blazer, studded sandals and shorts, Louis Vuitton Neverfull in the office.


Linking up with Fresh Fashion, What I Wore, Oh Hey Girl, Fun Fashion, Fab Favourites, Passion for Fashion, The Ultimate Rabbit Hole, Modest Monday.




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37 comments:

  1. Adore both looks! Very resort chic and super cute! Well wishes to you

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  2. I love that skirt! I've been looking for one just like it but can't find one long enough for me. Sounds like I'd be out of luck for this one, too. I hope the approach of Christmas isn't too stressful!

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    1. Shame it's too short for you, it's a lovely skirt! :)

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  3. Great looks. The skirt works so well in both outfits.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  4. Luking beautiful babe...xo, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  5. I want that LV bag in the last photo...actually, I just want your entire bag wardrobe.

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    1. It is a great bag! And yes I do have a lot of bags! :)

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  6. This maxi skirt is perfect! You look great!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  7. You are looking fabulous! Great maxi skirt!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  8. Yay for early Christmas presents and yay for people to wrangle the kiddos so you can try on. (; I too love the monochromatic look with the navys. I used to be so weird about wearing all one color. Especially a navy top with denim. I've since embraced it though and own soooo much navy and blues that I rock with jeans.

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    1. Navy looks great with denim! :) And yes, having someone watching the kids to make little things like that easier makes such a difference! It's much more leisurely trying things on :)

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  9. Yep, stripes definitely go with anything. Love it with the denim jacket as well! :)
    (As for the cape, I'm not sure why I haven't worn it...just was in the mood for other sweaters I guess, haha)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Hopefully you can give your cape more love soon, it's pretty! :)

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  10. Pretty skirt. It must be lovely to get an early Christmas gift.
    Inez | My Small World

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  11. Oh that was a treat... to be able to get into a dressing room without any stress.
    I think you have taken the maxi skirt to a whole new level :)

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    1. You know me, maxi skirt mad, haha! :) And yes it was nice being able to try things on at a leisurely pace! :)

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  12. as a petite princess myself, I'm always having trouble finding maxi skirts and dresses that fit me properly. Like I can hold up a normal, average looking maxi dress against my body, and the bottom half will be trailing at least a foot on the floor. So I can relate with the happiness of finding a good quality maxi skirt that actually fits!

    https://cynicalduchess.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes I know that feeling! It's so nice when you find pieces that don't need alterations! :)

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  13. It is so strange for me to see you in tanks and flip flops haha, I am sitting here freezing and wearing like everything in my wardrobe!! The striped skirt is so pretty! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. haha it's summer here in Brisbane! :)

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  14. Absolutely beautiful outfit, great combo, all perfectly match, I love your outfit. Thank you for sharing, you look stunning!!!

    xxx

    www.bridesonamission.com

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  15. Early presents are always welcomes :) Maxi skirt and tank tops are perfect for spring&summer days, you don't get so hot! Purple top and matching necklace, great combination :)
    I hope you're having a great week:)

    Ela BellaWorld

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  16. Such a great maxi skirt, it's so versatile and looks super cute both ways you have styled it here! I really like it with the denim jacket! Hope you have a great rest of the week:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  17. I have an almost identical maxi skirt that I wore throughout pregnancy and in the months afterwards a lot. The elastic waist is perfect for the growing belly. Or the belly that is still huge, but empty ;) Sadly mine was from a French flea market and the quality was´t the best, so it looks pretty battered now.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Oh shame yours shows the wear! I'm hoping this one holds up - the other target ones I have saw me through two pregnancies so I have high expectations for this one! :)

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  18. I really like the tank top is outfit #2! And it's not surprising, because I always seem to gravitate to maternity clothes, haha! Oops!

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    1. haha I did that once, in a shop and said "this is exactly what I've been looking for" and the sales assistant laughed and pointed out that it was maternity.....

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  19. You really are the Queen of the maxi skirt! Looking fab as always!

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  20. Mica, it looks great on you! When I bought my maxi skirts, I purchased them from Target. I got them in black, brown and a striped one my mom took from me. HaHaHa
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I'm not surprised your mum took one! Target have the best! :)

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  21. I love the colors of the first outfit! And the monochromatic look of the second one is amazing! I always feel like I can't pull off monochromatic outfits, but you look so great!!

    Sarah
    Bows & Clothes

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    1. It's fun to try! No harm in trying something different now and then :)

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  22. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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