Friday, 10 February 2017

Two Ways to Wear Jeanswest Black Luxe Maxi Skirt

Another one of my Jeanswest Cyber Monday sale purchases! I bought this maxi skirt as a replacement for my plain black maxi skirt that I felt was getting a little worn. I am enjoying having both skirts in my wardrobe for the moment though. This maxi skirt is part of the "luxe" collection at Jeanswest which means it's quite a thick jersey. The side splits mean I'm still able to wear it over summer though as it has pretty good air flow.

Followed a simple outfit formula the first two times I wore the skirt: a tank, a teething necklace and Rebecca Minkoff cross body bag. One colourful outfit, the other more neutral.

What I wore:

 Jeanswest Luxe maxi jersey skirt drawstring waist pink tank purple accessories | AwayFromTheBLue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum faux fur bag charm pompom | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
Tank:  Jeanswest 'Jenni' basic singlet in festival fuchsia
SkirtJeanswest Luxe maxi jersey skirt (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale in fushcia!)

Why I wore it:

This is what I wore for a trip to the outlets in January. Hubby had some Christmas money to spend, although I'm doing 6 months without shopping. I'm saving my Christmas gift cards for a post challenge shopping spree. 😉

I employed my usual trick of babywearing. With baby strapped to me I couldn't easily try things on no matter how tempted I was by the awesome sales (Jeanswest had an extra 50% off sale items so the sales were good!). Wearing this new skirt I bought last year reminded me I already had new things to wear still as well. Managed not to spend anything and stick to my no shop challenge. As I last wore this tank over a year ago I definitely didn't need to shop!

Wanted to try a fitted tank tucked into this skirt to show off the drawstring waist. You can also see how high it sits on me because it's not a petite friendly length. Wearing it higher means I don't have to try get it hemmed shorter though. I picked the purple mini MAB tote bag as it tied in so well with the pink top and colours on the teething necklace. I really liked this outfit. I liked the pink tank and purple bag together last time I wore that combination too.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarersberry tank, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag. First time I've worn the luxe jersey maxi skirt as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearberry tank and pleated skirt, maxi skirt and neon tank, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag and metallic tank.


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What I wore:

colourful statement necklace neutral printed tank maxi skirt summer outfit | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressSass and Bide "For Easy Reference" tank
SkirtJeanswest Luxe maxi jersey skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in gold!)

Why I wore it:

Took the boys out to rhyme time at the local library. Wanted a quick easy outfit to help make getting ready and out the door quicker. While the outfit formula is the same as the one above, with a printed and relaxed fit tank I think it looks quite different.

I really liked how this necklace added a pop of colour with the neutrals too. Out of the two outfits with this skirt, I think this is my favourite. I do prefer this looser style top for breastfeeding over the fitted tank. This printed top is one of my favourites and I wear it sparingly, wanting to 'save' it for special occasions. I'm trying to make an effort to wear more of those kind of pieces in my wardrobe. Not only because I'm doing the 30 wears challenge, also because there's point in having clothes if I don't wear and enjoy them!


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), Sass & Bide tank, jersey maxi skirt (above), studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: Sass & Bide tank and jeans, studded sandals and maternity denim, maxi skirt and stripes, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC and navy kimono.


Looking for more black maxi skirt outfit ideas? 30 ways to wear a black maxi skirt.


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44 comments:

  1. Both outfits are stunning as always, hun! I am so in love with this skirt, it's so elegant and versatile! I was thinking of getting a similar piece for my trip Portugal - it's going to be quite hot, and I want something that's versatile and easy to wear. The necklace is so pretty, it adds a fab touch of colour to your outfits! Thanks for sharing. :) <3 xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Oh yes, this would be perfect for your trip! :) Hope you find something from the similar options I linked up :)

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  2. Hi! You look so resort chic and super cute! I plan to invest in a cute maxi skirt this spring! Thanks for the inspiration

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  3. A good maxi skirt can be such a versatile piece and it already looks like you're making the most out of this one. Clever how you've been utilizing babywearing to keep from shopping ;p Happy weekend Mica!

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    1. haha it is a clever trick! Plus you get the bonus of baby cuddles! :)

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  4. Babywearing is an amazing trick to stop you from shopping, works very well for me too. But my son is getting way to heavy for me to carry him around.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yes it's hard when they get bigger, I'll take advantage now when I can! :)

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  5. Great maxi skirt! Impressed at your willpower to go shopping with the hubby and not shop yourself. Babywearing is a good idea. Once you get that wrap on, you don't want to have to take it off!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yes, when they are snuggled in so happily it would be rude to move them! :)

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  6. It's nice that you can still wear the skirt higher - and it look great. Plus you can still wear it with heels if you don't hem it.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com

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    1. Yes, I'll need to wear it with my wedges when I don't have baby boy with me! :)

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  7. You look amazing in both outfits Mica. I think you carry the maxi skirts so well, and I like how you tried a fitted & a bit more relaxed top for two different looks. We definitely share a love for Rebecca Minkoff bags. I of course love both of yours :) Happy Weekend!! XOXO, Elif

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  8. Way to go with saving these x-mas cards for shopping later on! I've still several gift cards that I have not used yet, I'm a patient shopper. and just didn't feel I needed anything .. yet. I like these outfits and the drawstring details can be very useful. I love the second look, and would probably wear the top (dress) tucked in this way as well. Happy weekend, Mica! :)

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    1. Oh you're good - I usually spend my gift cards fairly quickly, haha!

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  9. I love the skirt both ways! It goes particularly well with the pink top, love those colours together!

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  10. I wish I was smart in saving Christmas gift cards so I can do a big splurge in April when Sephora has a sale but January was my birthday month so it's almost impossible to hold back. LOL! I love the second outfit the best too, the printed top looks amazing with the skirt.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Oh you deserved to treat yourself for your birthday anyway! :)

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  11. Love how you styled this, the necklace is so fun! Lovely look, hope you have a nice weekend xxx


    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  12. Love how versatile that maxi is! And living the bright pink, you look so sweet and pretty! Happy weekend!!

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  13. I love how versatile that skirt is, and you styled it perfectly!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  14. Funny how you thought of that, but it does make sense- I mean I can see how babywearing prevented you from trying things on:) and hence meant less shopping.

    Thinking of which, I think I didn't buy anything clothes related this year. I did buy some tights but I was out of them and they are sort of a must have. So, I guess I'm doing pretty good when it comes to shopping less. I really do try to shop my closet....I was just thinking about how I should start spring cleaning earlier this year, and use it as an opportunity to go trough my clothes.

    I love both of these outfits. That maxi skirt looks great on you. The first outfit is very cute and I love that necklace with that top. The second outfit is so classy and chic. I love the combo of that printed top and that silver bag.

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    1. You're doing so well with not shopping - you should share a post about how you're doing it! :)

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  15. Petite life, having to hike up maxi skirts! I like skirts with a thicker jersey, it is much better for hiding lumps and bumps. This looks like a sensible purchase in black!

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  16. Love your RM bag ;)
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  17. That skirt looks like a great staple piece, and I love how the drawstring makes it a little more fun. You have such a great way of taking wearable, everyday pieces that I could totally see myself wearing, and making fun, stylish looks out of them. I can't wait to do more babywearing too once I can face Violet out--the idea of having my hands free is so appealing!

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    1. Aww thank you Shea! :) That's the kind of thing I want to do with my blog, share outfits people could easily see themselves wearing with what they already own :)

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  18. A black maxi skirt is such a classic piece! Totally versatile, too - love that you styled it two ways and both are great looks.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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  19. A maxi skirt is something I don't actually own and wouldn't really know what to do with so you've really shown me the lengths such a simple, beautiful garment can go!

    Musings & More

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    1. Glad I could show you! I also have a post that has 30 ways to wear a black maxi skirt as part of the #30wears series :)

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  20. You are getting the most of that skirt! I love Maxi skirts for their versatility and easy-to-style feature. You really do have a great sense of style. :)

    amakamedia.com 

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  21. I love how versatile this skirt can be, you can wear it for day, night, casual, formal, pair it with so many different tops. You look amazing in both outfits :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  22. I really love this maxi-skirt!! I use these kind of skirts a lot in summer!!
    xx
    http://rockmyboots.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. Hey Mica! I recently found your blog and I am loving it. I adore how you styled this outfit. I'm definitely in need of a maxi myself. I hope you've enjoyed your weekend!

    Much love,

    Daisi Ari || http://www.onthecolorfulside.com/

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  24. The no shopping for 6 months sounds so hard! I love this skirt though it is SO versatile!

    Don't forget to link-up your gorgeous outfits this week!

    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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    1. It is tricky, but so far I'm sticking to my no-shop challenge!

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  25. Love both outfits! Maxi skirts are the best! I love wearing them!!

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  26. Both looks are pretty. You are quite an expert of creating maxi skirt looks. I also adore collection of bags.

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    1. Thank you, I do like my maxi skirts! :)

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  27. Great purchase. I love the drawstring tie. Looks fabulous on you.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  28. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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