Friday, 24 March 2017

Bright Maxi Dresses and Blue Bags

Despite my love for bright bags, I have very few bright clothes. Blue and grey are the main colours in my wardrobe. Over the past few years I've been trying to be more adventurous with colour thanks to reading lots of great blogs and looking up to people like Sheila who wear colour so easily. Now I have a couple of bright maxi dresses. I like maxi dresses as they are fuss-free instant outfits, and colourful dresses are a great way to ease into a more colourful wardrobe.

What I wore:

Everydaystyle Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered coral maxi dress matching mint accessories | AwayFromBlue

coral dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue Blog
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Ava elephant pendant teething necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Last time I wore this dress I shared that I bought it after seeing it on Instagram. Quite a few of the #everydaystyle ladies have it, and I always smile when I see it pop up in my feed. It also makes me smile every time I wear it, such a cheerful colour. Perfect for a hot day and I love how the aquamarine Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag matches with the print on the dress. We had a fun morning attending rhyme time for some singing and the dancing with the boys, a quiet day.

I don't always go matchy matchy with accessories, but the necklace and bag worked so wonderfully with this print I was glad I did it this time. I'll probably wear this similarly again, I liked it so much. It's only March but this is easily my favourite outfit of the year. Wouldn't change a single thing.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarercoral printed maxi dress, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: coral printed maxi dress for Christmas daystudded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and pink vest.


More Bright Floral Print Maxi Dresses Under $50:







What I wore:

Mothers En Vogue Havana Nursing ruffle maxi dress with navy tote | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy pink dress | Away From The Blue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH (on sale, 58% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale in blackor in blue)

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, I wore this for a much busier day. We had Baby Boy's weekly weigh and then a trip into the city for another specialist appointment, and family visiting in the afternoon. I really like this bright maxi dress as it's a nursing dress, perfect for a busy day and breastfeeding on the go.

I kept thinking of this bag after sharing it (and all my other bags) in my wardrobe inventory post, as it's really only worn in the office. Thought this tote would be a good carry all for the folder of documents I bring along to appointments for Baby Boy. Unlike my neverfull, it's quite a stiff bag and not very flexible or easy to use when you have a baby on your hip. You can't just use one hand to dig around inside when it's on your shoulder due to the inflexible sides. It spent most of the time hooked onto the stroller which I actually didn't mind.

Pink and blue is one of those colour combinations I really enjoy, but this bag just isn't practical for stay at home mum life. I was annoyed by this bag most of the day. It's going back to sit in the wardrobe awaiting my return to work in a few months.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), Mothers En Vogue maxi dress, gold glitter belt, sorbet Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote.

Other ways to wearMothers En Vogue maxi dress and denim jacket, gold glitter belt in the office, studded Balenciaga sandals and maternity shorts, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and fit and flare dresses.




More Pink Maxi Dresses Under $50:









If you want to add more colour to your wardrobe, try a bright dress. You don't have to worry about mixing and matching or clashing with other colours. You can let it shine on its own as the focal piece in your outfit, so it's incredibly easy to wear.


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41 comments:

  1. Wow those colours suit you so well! I love maxi dresses they are just so comfy. For some reason I feel like a greek goddess when I wear one ahahah
    Have a great weekend dear!
    Love,
    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

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    1. haha yes I understand that feeling, I have a similar style of dress!

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  2. Mica that first look is my favourite! I love the purply one too, but the green and orange together is amazing.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  3. Bright colours are so beautiful on you- I want that first dress. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love both looks. They're colorful perfection! Have a great weekend!

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  5. The bright printed maxi looks so fabulous on you, and I love how you played up the turquoise accents with your bag and necklace. Sometimes seeing an item on a person you like is the most powerful way to fuel your desire for it.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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    1. Yes browsing instagram often makes me want things!

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  6. I love that first dress. It is such a bright, happy color and pairs perfectly with your teal bag. I love those RM sandals too. I have them and cannot wait to wear them again this season. I like your color combo in the second outfit too. I tend to like stiffer totes myself.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. I look forward to seeing you wearing yours again :) You're the inspiration behind me getting them!

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  7. Love all the bright accents in that first look! And I agree, pink and dark blue is a great combo! I don't really wear pink but I would always wear it with darker colors to tone it down a bit, haha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  8. That floral maxi dress! I love everything about it--the colors, the print, the minty accessories you paired it with... LOVE. I also love the addition of the belt in your second look. It's such a little thing but it makes the outfit so fun! I hope the doctor's appointment went well for baby boy!

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    1. It was only $25 too, such a bargain dress! :) The appointment did go well, thank you.

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  9. Two pretty dresses! I'm partial to the first one though, probably because it's red.

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    1. Thanks! It's actually coral :) Beautiful either way!

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  10. Both dresses look beautiful and so summery x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  11. I know what you mean, Sheila does make it look easy to wear color !
    I like both dresses and i agree on your comment too: people are the ones that gimme the most stress when taking pictures. Just to think I'd have to explain...

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    1. haha yes, it's so normal to do online but trying to explain to people who don't follow blogs would be awkward....

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  12. That floral maxi dress is so pretty on you! I love the bright colors for Spring and Summer and you pull it off perfectly! Especially with the bags!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  13. You look fab in those bright colours. I'm a big fan of colour, but also like the classic black and white too :)

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  14. I love bright colours for spring too, and I also have a thing for florals. Anything with a floral pattern I want it!!! Love both dresses, they are so appropriate for the warm weather we have here :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  15. I like both dresses but the first one is my favourite. I also like that cute little dog!

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  16. you look dreamy in both of these dresses! Maxi dresses really look great on you. I love the golden belt on that second dress (fuchsia), it is such a sweet accessory. The first dress is also beautiful, I'm always a sucker for floral print. Have a great weekend!

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  17. I love the color of the dresses, they are so cute!

    TheNormcoreRebel

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  18. The first dress has so many pretty colors!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  19. I LOVE the gorgeous floral pattern of that dress!! Can you tell I'm ready for spring? :D

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  20. The bag in the first outfit perfectly pulls the colours from the dress. I’d think you were on vacation if I saw you walking down the street in this (& didn’t know you lived in QLD!) haha

    TFM BLOG

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    1. It would be a perfect holiday dress! :) And yep, I'm a Brissy gal :)

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  21. Both these dresses are fabulous, they look stunning on. It's nice to see colour when the weather warms up a little. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  22. You look so pretty in brights! I especially love the print of the first dress. It seems like your maxi and bag were just made for each other!

    By Lauren M

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  23. such fun dresses! I can't wait to wear similar ones!

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

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  24. Both of these styles are gorgeous on you!! I love the bright red floral pattern especially with that blue purse...great combo!! But that second one is pretty much my favorite shade of pink/purple ever! Thank you for sharing with us at On Mondays We Link-Up!

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  25. You look great in color Mica! Both solids and prints! Isn't blogging wonderful. I know many people (such as yourself) have encouraged me to step out of my style safety zone.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Yes you can get so much awesome inspiration from bloggers!

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  26. I love maxi dresses... and I really like both of these colors... I like prints, this one is a pretty one. xox

    I am ordering a purple maxi dress, I am looking forward to owning it, they are comfy, easy to wear and pretty xox

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    1. Hope you love the purple dress when it arrives! :)

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  27. Aw, you are so sweet - thank you for the shout-out! I ADORE the first dress - you look so gorgeous in all that colour. How do you feel in it? Like everyone's looking at you? I've realized that people are really more wrapped up in themselves to bother with me.

    I love the pink/blue combo as well - a bit more subtle than the first, but so pretty on you. I hope you feel beautiful in these, Mica! You sure look it!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! :) I certainly don't feel too out-there in this dress, even though I'd feel that way in an outfit of separates if I pulled all the same colours together. It's a nice way to transition to a more colourful wardrobe :)

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  28. I need a dress like that first one! I've never been super into plain colored maxi dresses. I honestly have no idea why. I feel more comfortable in patterned ones. The bright orange just makes me so ready for Spring!

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    1. Most of my maxi dresses are printed, so I get you :)

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  29. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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