Friday, 11 December 2015

Non-Maternity Maxi Dresses in the Second Trimester and Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Unlike a lot of my regular non-maternity tops that I'm quickly growing out of this pregnancy, my non-maternity maxi dresses are still easily and comfortably accommodating the second trimester bump.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Family Santa Photos Outfit Second Trimester Jeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress silver accessories

AwayFromTheBlue | Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC Balenciaga double wrap bracelet pearly grey
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in purple!!)

Why I wore it:

This was such a pretty dress for such a bad morning! I've mentioned before I try keep this blog a positive, light hearted space, but that doesn't mean all my days go according to plan. The day doesn't always match up with the plans I have when I'm picking out what to wear. We were up early to have our traditional family Christmas card photos done. By the end of the morning, I was covered in pee, the baby bag was covered in pee (turns out Cooper likes to pee on bags when he's nervous!) and we were on our way home with the wrong photos.

Of course, the day improved. Things are never as bad as they seem. We were able to go back out and get the photos fixed, the baby bag is machine washable, and I had the chance to try my Louis Vuitton neverfull as a baby bag in the interim. I don't recommend it! I carry so much in the baby bag and the weight in the neverfull meant the straps dug into my shoulder. I guess if you carry less it would work.


Last wornembellished maxi dress, ASOS leather sandals, metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearembellished maxi dress and cardigan, ASOS leather sandals and skinny jeans, mini MAC and a printed tee dress.


More beautiful maxi dresses under $100:




(I find maxi dresses great options for Christmas day and Christmas/New Years parties!)

Maternity maxi dresses under $100:






What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second Trimester Birthday Dinner Outfit Jeanswest Heather textured maxi dress in eggshell

AwayFromTheBlue| Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet icy blue RM mini mac metallic silver accessories
ShoesIkwetta 'Circles of life' sandals (C/O)
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga coated stud wrap bracelet in icy blue
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale with black hardware!)

Why I wore it:

I'm cheating a little here. This isn't actually what I wore all day, just what I wore out to a birthday dinner in the evening. We spent the morning in the pool cooling off after Brisbane had a little taste of the heatwave that had covered the eastern parts of Australia. It was nice to get a little dressed up in the evening, the best part being that this dress doesn't really need any extra accessorising!


Last worn: blue maxi dress, Ikwetta sandals, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wearblue maxi dress for a day on the coast, Ikwetta sandals and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC and plaid.


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54 comments:

  1. What beautiful looks! Ah, sometimes days don't go as planned, but it's up to us to try to see the good and cheer ourselves up :)


    Fashionably,
    Patricia
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    1. Definitely! There's always some good somewhere! :)

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  2. Too bad about your day earlier, but glad that it did improve. I think we all have days like that, some better than others. Your maxi dresses are nice here, and I love the colour of the powder blue one with the metallic bag.
    Outerwear Style

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    1. Yep, some days nothing goes according to plan! It always works out in the end though :)

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  3. Maxi dresses are such a great option - I love that you can rewear them after your pregnancy too!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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    1. Yep it's good being able to get more wear from things and not just wear them for 9 months of pregnancy!

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  4. You are looking great in both dresses!! Love the classic and chic vibe of the black one and the fun element of the blue! Another great bag too!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  5. Love both of these, yay for wearing non-maternity dresses, hehe! So pretty! The black is my favorite but I love the light color of the second :)
    (but oyyyy, all that peeing does not sound good, I don't know how moms deal with all that :p )
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    1. haha you get desensitised to it after a while I think! Plus, you carry plenty of baby wipes for such occasions :P

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  6. You look absolutely stunning in those maxi dresses, Mica! I'm also loving that silver Rebecca Minkoff purse and your silver accessories, they bring out your skin tone beautifully, you look luminous! But, I'm sure it's also due to that pregnancy glow, too :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  7. That does sound like a really rough morning! But I suppose at the end of the day it's only pee... could be worse! Glad it all worked out in the end and you got to enjoy a swim during a heatwave - what could be better than that?!
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    1. Definitely! I am glad it was just pee and he picked the washable bag to pee on, not my Rebecca Minkoff, haha!

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  8. I love the silver mini mac :) It adds some sparkle to both looks!

    Mili

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  9. I heard Neverfulls KILL when you put too much in them. It's those itty bitty straps. (; I loathe my diaper bag. Sadly you're about to need more than the usual, so I'd totally look into investing in a really nice sturdy bag. I know next time around I will be spending a pretty penny on something that will last. Can you believe we are on our 4th diaper bag since having Pen?! They just aren't made to last I guess. I hope you and the family stay cool this weekend! (:

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    1. I'm thankful I splurged on my Marc Jacobs one - even though I'd gone almost a year and a half without having to wash it, that feature came in handy!

      I'd never overfilled my nervefull before, it is painful with those tiny straps! Only needed it for the rest of the day though, then my shoulder could have a rest haha.

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  10. Wow I am loving the blue dress and blue accessories! You're doing a great job dressing the bump, so pretty.

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  11. Those dresses are absolutely beautiful! I love the matching wrap bracelets, too!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  12. Maxis are a great maternity option. I wore quite a few when I was pregnant. I'd love to find a great one now too :)

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    1. I linked up a few pretty options in the post! :) They are great go-tos for me!

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  13. Maxi dresses are so versatile. I wish I had more of them myself but I'm short and most of them fall too long on me, unfortunately. It's great when you still have items in the wardrobe that you can fit into, particularly in that interim period before needing full-blown maternity clothing.

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    1. I'm petite too! I either get them tailored or buy from places (like Asos and Jeanswest) that make them in a shorter length. Love my maxis, and I'm sure my tailor loves me even more for buying them, haha!

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  14. You really have that gorgeous pregnancy glow! I love it!
    Both dresses are amazing!

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack - Fashion Blog

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  15. Oh very cute pics darling! Your look amazing
    My best wishes to you
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  16. Aww Poor Cooper and you... At least see the bright side, you were wearing black and it is hard to see wet patches on black :) You look so lovely in both of these dresses, blue one brings out your eye colour.

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Very true! It was a clever wardrobe choice to make in the end!

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  17. Sounds like you had a stressful morning, but I'm glad it got better! Poor Cooper, he felt so ashamed he didn't even make an appearance in the photos this time! And by the way, you look STUNNING in both of these dresses. I'm not sure which one I like better, but I agree with Ela - the blue one really brings out your eye colour. :) <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hehe yep not his proudest moments, poor pup was just too scared by Santa I guess!

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  18. the dresses look great on you and the bag is so cute as well!

    avec danielle | holiday giveaway!

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  19. Both beautiful dresses. I love the detailing on the neckline of the first!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  20. Nice outfit! Good luck with a baby!Lovely photos ♡

    Have a nice day xx Love from Slovakia ~
    ♡ EST√ČE LAUDER ♡

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  21. Is Cooper still hiding in shame after the Great Pee Fiasco? I notice there's not a photo bomb in sight! I really love that black dress, it looks fabulous and I bet the photos look fantastic too. You know what they say... Every picture tells a story!

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    1. Yes and we certainly have a story for this year! Can't imagine what madness it will be next year trying to get 3 of them corralled for photos...oh dear!

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  22. You are truly glowing! WOW! Those dresses look lovely on you and I love the silver MAC!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  23. Ahh, sorry to hear you had a disaster of a morning! The black dress is lovely on you though.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Yeah, sucks when that happens, but not the end of the world, it only improved from there! :)

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  24. Aw man, so sorry to hear about your disaster of a morning :/ Sounds rough for sure! But glad you could still see the positives, and this dress is certainly one of them :D


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    1. hehe yes at least I was wearing a pretty dress as the plans unravelled! :P

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  25. you rock both maxis so well! that second dress colour is actually incredible on you- complements your complexion and eyes so perfectly! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  26. You look beautiful in both dresses and the metallic bag is the perfect final touch. I'm sorry you had a rough morning.

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.ro/

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  27. Ohhmmmyy i hope i can rock that maxis when im in second semester.
    Looking great dear

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  28. Sorry about photo day! Sounds like you handled it well. I love that blue color on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yep, not the worst thing to have happened, as frustrating as it was at the time, haha! :)

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  29. Two very pretty maxi dresses. They are my favourite type of dresses to wear and I love the silver bag. Sometimes life veers off the highway, doesn't it? But it sounds as if you got it back on track and I hope the photos came out good.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Eventually we got a good photo, haha! It's nice when things finally fall into place, no matter how long they take!

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  30. these maxi dresses look phenomenal on you!! love the light blue one! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  31. Thank you all for your kind comments! :)

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  32. So loving your maxi dress picks, Mica! You look glowing :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  33. I love both of these dresses and they work so well for maternity style too! I'm sorry your morning didn't go well, I hope the rest of your week (and weekend) was better!

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  34. Oh Mica! So sorry to hear that, but you know what...LAUGH...HaHaHa It's a memorable moment you'll never forget! You looked beautiful. I love the embellishments on each Maxi Dress. The tassel and the beading on the first one.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Very true! It's certainly given us a funny story! :)

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