Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Black Tanks, Printed Pieces and Rebecca Minkoff Mustard Yellow Micro Regan Bag

Doing #6MonthsWithoutShopping has given me a good reason to go through and wear more of my wardrobe. I have a big box of tanks I don't always wear so it's been fun going through it and wearing some of them again. As well as rediscovering some old ones I thought I no longer had, it's giving me the chance to wear more of my printed pieces. A black tank and a pretty print makes an easy outfit.

What I wore:

black tank, gladiator sandals, mustard printed skirt, Rebecca Minkoff harvest gold micro Regan | AwayFromBlue

pleated mustard print skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
Tank: Cotton On basics black tank
Skirt: Garfunkle Australia pleated print skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Wore this to playgroup. For some reason I feel happy wearing dresses and maxi skirts to playgroup but I worried this might be a little overdressed. I'm making an effort to wear this skirt more often though, it's too pretty to be 'saved' for a perfect occasion and it's nice and light for summer. It dried out pretty quickly after getting soaked during water play at playgroup.

While I liked the way this looked, the only thing I didn't like about this outfit was how the tank felt to wear. This is one of those really old pieces in my wardrobe. I remember buying this when I was at uni, and for some reason it's been kept all those years. I don't actually think I've worn it at all in the 5 years I've had this blog! I couldn't find it in my archives.

It felt different to wear, and I didn't enjoy wearing it. I'm conscious that when I'm breastfeeding some tops will just fit differently, so I haven't gotten rid of this top at the moment...but if I don't enjoy it next time I wear it it won't be hanging around in my wardrobe for long.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, printed pleated skirt, Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals, micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearmustard yellow printed skirt with peach cami, 30 outfits with Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals, micro Regan bag and denim shorts.

Basic Black Tanks Under $50:

What I wore:

yellow accesories wtih black tank and blue printed shorts | AwayFromTheBlue

Blue printed wide leg shorts, yellow Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
TankFrench Connection feather foil singlet
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, I loved the way this looked and felt to wear. I've even worn these blue shorts with yellow again since. I was really happy in this all day. Which was a good thing as our quiet day turned into quite a busy one! Had baby boy's weekly weigh in the morning, and my mum was coming over in the afternoon. After dropping Cooper off at the groomers, a ute nearly drove into the front of our car. I was a little shaken as I'm not a very confident driver normally, but luckily no-one was hurt. I had to get my mum to come pick up Cooper with me though as I wasn't comfortable doing it myself after that!

When we got home I was anticipating a quiet afternoon, until Toddler T found a snake. I liked this outfit but when staring down a snake in the back yard trying to see it if was dangerous, I wished I was wearing something a little more suited for snake-wrangling like lots of layers and steel capped boots! Snake catcher confirmed it was just a tree snake and it slithered off happily into the tree. After trying twice to get into the house. 😱 We do a quick scan of the yard now before we let the boys or Cooper out!

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), black metallic tank, printed shorts, two tone sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag (above).

Other ways to wearmetallic tank and sparkly skirt, printed shorts in monochrome outfit, two tone sandals and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and a maxi dress.

Not-so-basic Black Tanks Under $50:

Black tanks with a twist - peplum, lace or metallic.

A black tank is a great wardrobe basic that you can easily pair with prints for an instant fuss-free outfit.

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  1. You should wear the skirt more often, so pretty. I have a similar one that I wore all the time in spring and summer, love the print and colours. I usually wear pink and pink floral prints but this year I am attracted to yellow colours and prints.


  2. I love that first skirt, I remember thinking that each time you wear it. I'd happily wear it too, the pattern / colours are lovely.

  3. Mica. .. I like the cute skirt but I understand that shorts are much more comfortable to wear. I like the shorts too and black tanks ... it's too bad this one wasn't comfortable.

    Snakes? I don't think I could handle that... lol ... like you, I'd want to be wearing armour... haha ♡♡♡

  4. Both these outfits are rocking, Mica, and am so jealous you guys wear tanks over there now:) I have old pieces like your tank too that although looks great does feel weird on coz of how old they are. Why do we keep these stuff, right?
    And yikes on the snake! Good to know it's not a dangerous breed.

  5. OMG, a snake? Steel boots and leather trousers!
    But probably not the best idea for the Australian heat, I guess.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. Yep! That's what I love about prints, they instantly make an outfit! And woohoo for getting more wear out of lesser worn pieces! Not sure I could go 6 months without shopping but I have gone a month and a half so far, at least 31 days to go

  7. It's too bad that tank doesn't really work for you, it has a good strap width and a nice neckline. I wish I could find more of those styles around here! I'd be losing my mind about that snake, especially where you live. I don't know how you guys do it with all of the poisonous critters! The most dangerous thing in my neck of the woods is the cold, lol.

    Snakes and vehicle near misses aside, I hope you're having a great week!

  8. Both looks work very well and that first skirt does need more wear its a great piece.
    You know, I have very few tanks, less than 10 by now, I've gotten rid of them because strapless bras are so uncomfortable.

  9. I really love the print on your skirt! The bag could not be more perfect with it. A plain tank is perfect with a printed bottom.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. I'm in agreement with that first skirt - so pretty on you! I love the contrast of the bag with the shorts in the second outfit. Toss that old black tank and get a new one! Remember, every item you own, you should love - find a black tank with some special detail, or really nice texture. I love that you're really weeding through your wardrobe with this shopping self-ban.

    Also, eek! Snakes in the yard? Glad it wasn't anything poisonous. Also, your near miss in the car! You are due for something super-positive, my dear!

  11. I love that skirt! Such a beautiful item in your wardrobe! I actually have one similar (black and yellow with a geometric design) which you have just inspired me to wear again.

    Kez |

  12. That skirt is gorgeous! I love the colors and the I'm so used to seeing you in long maxi skirts. You look beautiful in it!

  13. See thats what I need to do, actually coordinate my clothes. I love rediscovering old pieces. It's like online shopping in a way

    Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces

  14. Dear Mica, I see you really use the content of your closet and I love both of the looks you show here. You inspired me even to wear my tank tops (I own too not too less) in such ways! Interesting you have the top from the first look already that long time!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  15. This is such a pretty outfit! I love the whole look, and that RM bag is stunning! The mustard colour!!!!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  16. Totally loving your 6 months without shopping frenzy! How fun this must be. What month are you on? How cool you find yourself utilizing other aspects of your wardrobe. Keep it up! You are an inspiration to us all!

    kellmenow |
    Instagram |

  17. Ahh a snake! That's terrifying! Not exactly a snake-wrangling outfit like you said, but at least you look cute (those shorts are lovely!)

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  18. Mica, I love both outfits! I know you love the second, but the black & yellow looks gorgeous on you! You guys have so much wildlife. We're getting the same, but not snakes yet. So glad it wasn't harmful. I wouldn't know the difference. LOL

  19. Love that great skirt and fringed bag, the colors are great. what a chic way to do playgroup!
    xx, Elle

  20. Oh my goodness! A snake?! Sounds like quite the adventure! I am loving both of these outfits! A good black tank top is a must have piece! Your patterned bottoms are gorgeous!

  21. First of all that skirt is gorgeous. It looks amazing on you and I really hope you wear it more often! Second, that story with the snake is really funny. It would probably just die in Brooklyn as there are no trees for him to slither into, lol. Eh, I like going places dressed up, even though I sometimes feel over dressed-- b/c it makes me feel good. (number 5 reason why I left LA tho-- could never dress up! )

  22. You are the bravest ever---I'm sure I'd be moving if I saw a snake! Or never leaving my house!
    But the outfits are great, and I'm glad you gave the tank another try!!
    That yellow necklace is fabulous---yellow is my favorite color and I always think it brightens up anything!

  23. I absolutely love the colour of your skirt and bag, I love a golden yellow, I think it flatters all skin tones. I also don't think you're overdressed for playgroup, you look lovely.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

  24. Omg! First driving issues (which you know I can relate to! I would have totally freaked out!), and then A SNAKE?!? NO THANKS! I run screaming from the crickets in our basement, so I am not ready to be a snake wrangler! You had quite a day, Mica!

  25. Beautiful printed skirts! Wearing them with a tank is such a great way to dress them down for more casual looks. I need to remember this when it warms up. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

  26. I LOVE how you look in mustard! Something about that color just looks so lovely on you. Sometimes we tend to hold onto pieces for whatever reason. As I go through my wardrobe and switch things out, I'm finding a lot of tanks that I have to ask myself why on earth did I keep them?! haha


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