Friday, 16 March 2018

What To Wear On Days Out With Kids: Model Railway With Printed Tank, Denim Shorts, Kimono

I titled this post what to wear on days out with kids, but honestly this was my staple stay at home mum style for any days with the boys over summer. Shorts, tanks and kimonos. Perfection!

What I wore:

family day out outfit shorts printed tank kimono wynnum model railway brisbane bayside steam | away from blue

JORD Cora wood watch, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram aztec print tank shein crochet trim white kimono denim shorts family day out outfit
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
TankAtmos&Here 'Florida' tank in Aztec print
ShortsThrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold
NailsOPI Koala Bear-y

Why I wore it:

Despite the heat, I had to wear closed in shoes, so I went with my trusty Converse. I don't like wearing closed in shoes on hot days, but those were the rules! We surprised the boys with a trip to the local model railway club, Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway Society. It had been a tough few weeks so I thought a day out was a nice idea.

I've included the video below, the model railway society have a track set up at a park (1900 Wynnum Road) and you can ride on miniature versions of trains. For my train mad boys, it was perfect. We went around a few times, trying out the different trains. So much fun for them. There's a little model race track setup for remote control cars too so we spent some time there before heading away to get lunch.

I knew I'd need a bit of physical sunblock too for being out in the sun, so I added this white kimono over the top of my printed tank and denim shorts. With the gold in the tank, the rose gold filigree heart necklace seemed like a good accessory, as well as the 'harvest gold' / mustard micro Regan bag.

While I did take the Converse off as soon as I got home, the rest of the outfit stayed on. I wore it to film a couple YouTube videos while hubby occupied the boys.


Last worn: crochet trim kimono, Aztec print tank, distressed denim shorts, Converse Chucks, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearcrochet trim kimono and printed shorts, Aztec print tank and skinny jeans, distressed denim shorts and stripes, Converse Chucks and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyAztec print tank and hidden baby bumpConverse Chucks and maternity shorts.



Day Out Vlog





What I wore:

playgroup style OOTD crochet trim shein kimono jeanswest animal print tank bermuda denim shorts | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC with JORD cora purpleheart wood watch | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram jeanswest animal print tank bermuda denim shorts rebecca minkoff mini MAC
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
NecklaceNibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above so much, recreated it again with the same kimono, but different tank and shorts. And different shoes! Havaianas are much better suited to the hot Queensland weather! Swapped the micro Regan bag for my silver mini MAC bag too.

We had a few things to do on this day. I took the boys to a messy play day at playgroup in the morning, then we had the doctors in the afternoon. Not quite as much fun as the day out on the miniature railway, but the boys always enjoy playgroup, especially if it's a messy play day!

Unlike the outfit above, I expected to be holding squirming kids on my lap at least some point in the doctor's waiting room, so I went with a more kid friendly necklace! My boys are passed the teething stage but I still like these silicone teething necklaces as they are safe for them to play with and tug on and I know they won't break them!


Last worn: crochet trim kimono (above), animal print tank, bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearcrochet trim kimono with monochrome outfit, animal print tank and maxi skirt, bermuda denim shorts and wrap top, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag and embroidered shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyanimal print tank hiding 20 week bump, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in third trimester.



Printed Tanks Under $50








How You Can Wear It:


Printed tanks and denim shorts are a comfortable stay at home mum outfit for me in the warmer weather. If you need to add a little physical sunblock, try adding a plain kimono. It's breezy fabric won't overheat you, even on a warm day. The beauty of a printed tank outfit is that just by swapping one tank for another, you change the whole outfit by just changing the print you're wearing. A good way to keep your outfits feeling fresh and new without buying anything extra.


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69 comments:

  1. My pick goes to the heart-shaped pendant, dear! xoxo

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    1. It is a lovely necklace, isn't it?

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  2. I love the yellow bag! It looks perfecto for a spring look!

    https://ariadnabelmonte.blogspot.com.es/

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  3. Hello Mica!
    I liked your kidsfriendly necklace tip. you always have many ideas to present and different combinations. I liked your silver bag.
    Good weekend.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thanks Marisa! I'm glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  4. What a fun day out! The trains are really small but functional, your boys must had so much fun. I showed it to my toddler and he was smiling. I like this yellow bag a lot, it's pretty structured for a small soft bag. Wishing you a fun weekend! We're going to another beach tomorrow hopefully, my youngest loves digging his shovel in the sand.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. They loved it! It's perfect for toddlers. I'm glad your son enjoyed the video too!

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  5. I love both the outfits. They look so comfy.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a pretty kimono, and I love it styled both ways. As someone who is always cold, this would be perfect for me in the summer! Have a great weekend.
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  7. That white kimono has been a very versatile item for you so far! I love seeing how you pair it with different tops! Kimonos are a great lightweight layer for summer that really makes an outfit look more put together! That railway society looks like such fun!

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    1. I have got so much wear from this kimono over summer, I've been so pleased with it! :)

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  8. Loving that metallic-looking bag girl! Also, YES! So ready to break out the shorts and spring clothes! Thanks for sharing!

    -Emily | www.East91Blog.com

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  9. Love this post so so much! Your content is really great, you're killing it girlie <3

    Kate xxx
    www.littlemisswinney.com

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  10. I loved the little video Mica and it sounds like such a fun time spent with your family. The harvest gold coloured micro Regan bag is gorgeous! Wishing you a great weekend. We have loads of people coming over for St Paddy's so I'm excited. x
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Hope you had a fun celebration for Saint Patrick's day! :)

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  11. Wow, I like trains too, and being able to ride some, that's special! I loved your first top a lot, and the kimono is very nice, too! Very good outfit to go out o a stroll, for sure - or to stay home, as well! The bag is perfect and I loooved the necklace of the second top! As usual, you look so beautiful! Hope you have a very lovely weekend!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. It was such a fun day out, the boys really enjoyed it!

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  12. Amazing looks! I love the Yellow bag!

    Giulia
    https://bigiublog19.blogspot.it/

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  13. Your kimonos are so pretty and your trip with the boys to see the trains sounds like so much fun!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It really was - was a good opportunity to practice some more vlogging too!

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  14. I love your jean shorts! It's always fun to get out with the kiddos. My boys would love trains!

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  15. I really like the tank, kimono, and shorts combo!

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  16. I love both tank tops that you were wearing, they are both perfect for denim or the office. I am always partial to Aztec prints. I love the lace trim on the Kimono as well- what a perfect piece for the beach or casual wear.
    Very well styled Mica!
    Happy weekend!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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  17. The model train park sounds like a blast, I bet your boys loved that! Jona would love something like that too. Both of these looks are perfect for days out and about with kids, but you look so stylish too. I love outfits that check both boxes like that.

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    1. Yes, Jona would! The boys really enjoyed it, we are lucky it's so close by!

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  18. You are so great about doing YouTube videos! My son was so into trains when he was younger... he still loves them! I really noticed and love that gold heart necklace in the first outfit!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks :) I'm trying to get more into YouTube this year!

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  19. Shorts and kimonos are perfect, I wear this combo a lot in summer and kimonos are beautiful and also ideal for when it gets a little chilly!! Hope you are having a lovely Saturday Mica :) xx

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. It has been such a summer staple for me!

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  20. Great looks. I have the same white Converse as you, love them :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The #Weekendbloghop

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  21. You convinced me to get a kimono so don't be surprised to see me wearing one in teh future!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I hope you love it as much as I love mine!

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  22. Love this kimono styled both ways! Hope you're enjoying your relaxing weekend!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  23. I love how you still look so fabulous even when hanging with the kids and on casual days!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  24. I love your yellow purse!! It goes so well with that outfit you put together! :)

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  25. Both outfits are adorable! Kimono and shorts is a winning combo on you. I love the mustard bag in the first outfit...and the mini silver bag in the second outfit is very pretty as well.

    Great ideas to bring those kid friendly necklace to a doctor's appointment in case kids decided to play with it. I remember when one boyfriend got me a Swarowski bracelet and kids of my friends destroyed it, lol. It was a long time ago, and I didn't even know back then that Swarowski stuff was expensive.

    You look perfect in both outfits.

    I wish you a very relaxing and happy Sunday!

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    1. Oh no, I hope you could get the bracelet repaired! I've had a bracelet destroyed too, kids can be so rough on precious pieces sometimes, haha!

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  26. Sounds like a lovely, and very stylish, day out! Even when you don t have kids!

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  27. I am loving this kimono! The lace details are so pretty!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  28. Love both of these tops with this chic kimono!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  29. I think the shorts, tank and kimono are such great summer staples. The kimono is light enough that you won't suffer wearing it even in the heat! You look great in both outfits, and I like the teething necklace. My kids are old but I'd still wear that! :D And that's such a cute vid of the ride around that miniature train.

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    1. haha yes, teething is behind us but I'm still wearing the necklaces, as they are great toys for them!

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  30. You always wear the stylish and comfortable look, which I love. Hope you have had the great weekend!


    http://www.thequinoxfashion.com

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  31. Looks like such a fun day! I know my boys would love to see the railway!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  32. Love your outfits <3

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.iamserenel.com

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  33. you look great for occasion. And i can't deny it's super comfortable to wear. I tend to add kimono everywhere as well, I guess I got it from you

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  34. I love both of those prints!! They look so great with the kimono as well!
    A messy playdate?! That sounds super fun (and messy haha)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. haha, it was both of those things! :)

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  35. When you wrote that you recreated the same outfit with different tanks I had to scroll up, it's amazing how different they look with the two tops, I didn't even realise haha.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. It's good to have statement pieces like this you can swap out to change up the look of an outfit! :)

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  36. Your outfit is perfect for summer which I'm longing for right now! The kimono is a lovely light cover-up which elevates the look! Love all the details!
    xo Yvonne
    www.aproposh.com

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  37. Both outfits are so cute! It looks like you all had a lot of fun :) xx

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  38. You're the queen of the casual kimono looks! I bought a swooshy maxi skirt that made me think of you!

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    1. I love that it made you think of me, it's a beautiful skirt! :)

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  39. Both looks are very practical for days out with kids. Super comfy. I love the addition of the kimono and the jewelry just screams Summer! The bag is very lovely!!!

    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/

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  40. Such cute casual looks! Loving that first tank and the kimono is adorable!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  41. The first one would have to be my favorite outfit from you. It's so laid back and casual yet still very stylish at the same time. :)

    annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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  42. Love the laid back comfy look you're sporting. Lately I've been sticking with light colored shirts and shorts because summer here in the Philippines can be really REALLY hot. #tropicalcountryprobs


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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    1. haha yes! The heatwaves here have been tough!

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  43. What a fun outing! We have a small train like that in one of our parks. Very nice. Great outfits.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  44. I could never do shorts that short, but the tops are so cute!

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  45. I loved your little family vlog!

    I am so in a rut when it comes to my weekend wear. I end up in the same thing weekend after weekend and feel terrible about the way I look in it. lol I'm going to blame it on the cold, and the thick sweaters on repeat that I am SO over. Once we start getting some nice weather, I'm hoping to spruce up my casual Spring wear. (:

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    1. Thanks! I am enjoying trying new videos this year :)

      It's easy to feel like you're stuck in a rut near the end of the season - I get that way too sometimes! Hoping you have warmer weather soon! :)

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  46. Sounds like a fun time! Converse are my go to shoes and I think they go well with pretty much any outfit.

    Shann Eileen | www.shanneileen.com

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  47. I really do love your Regan with everything, Mica! You styled it perfectly here! Hope you're well xx.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  48. Thanks all for your kind comments - I'm really glad you enjoyed the video!

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