Wednesday, 7 September 2016

2 Ways To Wear: Printed Shirt Dress in Winter with Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

First, don't forget to enter my JORD watch giveaway!

I snapped up this Atmos&Here Nigella collarless shirt dress in August, after it went on sale again. I first saw it go on sale in July during my #noBuyJuly16 challenge so I was pleased I had the chance to buy it again when the challenge was over. It was easy to meet my goal to wear it twice in the month after buying it as I'd had my eye on it a while.

What I wore:

black belted cardigan tights ankle boots geometric print shirt dress winter OOTD | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff charcoal grey Love bag cross body | Away From The Blue
Jacket: Cotton On black knit wrap cardigan
DressAtmos&Here Nigella collarless shirt dress (new purchase)
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale in pink)

Why I wore it:

I was, as usual, in a rush to get the boys and myself ready and out the door for playgroup. This dress was the perfect easy option - just add some cosy black layers with a knit cardigan and fleece-lined tights and I was ready to go. The grey bag is the perfect neutral as it goes with everything.

It was so easy to feed baby boy in this dress too! Shirt dresses are great for breastfeeding.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, black cardigan, ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. First time I've worn the shirt dress as it's a new purchase.

Other ways to wearblack cardigan and printed jeans, ankle boots and a maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and a blue kimono.



More shirt dresses for under $50:







What I wore:

Layering a shirt dress for winter: tall boots, leather jacket, star print scarf | AwayFromBlue

JORD cora purpleheart watch Rebecca Minkoff quilted love bag | AwayFromTheBlue
Scarf: star print pashmina
DressAtmos&Here Nigella collarless shirt dress
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey (on sale in pink)

Why I wore it:

I was a lot more leisurely getting ready the second time I wore this dress, a few days later. I tried on a couple of scarves and decided this one with the stars looked okay with the print of the dress. Of course, my leisurely start to the morning meant we were running a little late with getting everything done. I popped round to visit a few friends and drop off some invites for baby boy's upcoming dedication ceremony. I was constantly reminded of how late I was every time I glanced at my new watch, ha!

As I was rushing between people and places I ended up taking the scarf and jacket off as it turned into a really warm day. With it being spring now, I'll probably get to wear this dress bare-legged next time.

As it's the second time I've worn this dress, and I'm reviewing everything I buy after wearing it twice, my purchase review:

I really like this dress. I had my eye on it a while so was determined to buy it. I really like the soft fabric and while its light enough for spring and summer it kept me cosy at the end of winter. The only thing I don't like on this dress is that I noticed the bottom button popping undone a few times. Luckily it seems to the the only button that does that, but was a little annoying having to check it all the time. Especially at playgroup when I kept getting up and down with the boys. I think stitching the button hole closed a little more would help.

Overall, I'm pleased I bought the dress - I see it getting lots more wear, even with the annoying button.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), printed leather jacket, star print scarf, printed shirt dress (above), Asos leather boots, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket and skinny jeans, star print scarf and floral tank, leather boots and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Love and a maxi dress.



Linking up with What I Wore, Fresh Fashion, Oh Hey Girl, Fashion Files, Throwback Thursday, Fun Fashion, Edge of the Week, Fabulous Friday, Weekend Wear, Passion for Fashion.



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52 comments:

  1. I really admire how you have a goal to wear things so many times within a certain time frame. I have so many pieces I love but never get around to wearing them because I always wear the same old combo haha Great outfits as usual Mica!

    TFM BLOG

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    1. Yes I'm really trying to war more of my wardrobe! Nothing wrong with having some great go-to pieces though! :)

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  2. Love this laid-back look!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  3. I'm absolutely loving the printed shirt dress with the long cardigan and ankle boots. This look is a winner! Think I am going to have to steal this look.

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    1. Glad I could give you some inspiration! :)

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  4. Love love love these pieces! And both ways you styled them are perfect!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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  5. Love the shirtdress look with tights and tall boots!

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  6. Love this dress and how you styled it! Your booties are the cutest! Beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  7. I love dresses like this! Both looks are equally great yet totally different.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  8. It's such a cute dress! I like both ways you styled it.

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  9. Oh I am on board with that beautiful start print scarf Mica - and I will certainly let you know how it goes with the RM bag, I might stop by the store tomorrow.

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    1. It's a shame yo couldn't get the bag you wanted, but the bag you did get is pretty awesome too :)

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  10. both way you styled that printed shirt dress are lovely.

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  11. I agree shirt-dresses are perfect to breast-feed and I love the subtle pattern on each one of these. But for some reason most of the bottom buttons on my shirt-dresses get undone, too. IDK why.

    You are more than welcome to link up with my style linkup on Thursdays too. A brand-new one will be up tomorrow. Hope to see you there. You have fantastic style!

    <3 Ada.

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    1. Glad it's not just me having that issue! This is the first dress I've noticed it on though, very strange.

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  12. I really love that dress! It reminds me of a similar shirt-dress I have that I'm looking forward to wearing post-pregnancy. I love both ways you styled it, so thanks for the inspiration for mine!

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    1. Yey, glad I could give you some inspiration! :)

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  13. To be in a bit of a rush, you look great. I like the black duster/cardigan in the first outfit. :) Also really adore your second outfit with the scarf.
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Thanks :) Dresses make getting ready in a rush easy! :)

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  14. I love button down anything for nursing too, it makes life easy!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  15. Love the ways you styled this shirt dress!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  16. Dear Mica, congratulations you bought this really versatile and beautiful shirt dress! I like both ways you are wearing it and I'm absolutely convinced you will wear it very often again. Love also your smile <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  17. I love the print on this dress. I think they had a shirt in a similar print that I was eying for a while, waiting for those illusive 40% off days but it had sold out in my size. So pretty, really kicking myself for not snatching it when I had the chance!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Shame you missed out! Hope they restock something similar soon :)

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  18. You look great in both outfits but my favorite is the second one because of the scarf! I love the star print! :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
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  19. I honestly love how you put effort to wear each piece of clothing multiple times, I really should do the same. And gosh, how do you carry multiple bags? I quit carrying my handbag for the first two years of my little one and only recently started again. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I'm going to have to do a post on this as so many people ask! I didn't carry a bag for a little while with toddler T but I never stopped with baby boy as I have a little method that works for me :)

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  20. Mica, you are making me rethink cardigans! I use to think they were so old, but every one you wear is SUPER CHIC! I also love your jacket. That's a great dress! What a fabulous purchase.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Oh glad I could make you see them in a new light! I rarely wore mine until I was inspired by other bloggers so I'm happy to pass that inspiration on! :)

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  21. I love that printed dress! The cut and style of it seem to be really easy to wear! I like how you styled it both times! Just using a different jacket changes the whole look of the outfit!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  22. Love that dress and I love how you layered it! You look so comfy chic x

    Florals&Smiles

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  23. I love the second look. Very stylish
    http://anicheberry.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/tips-for-improving-your-fashion.html

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  24. I love shirt dresses! They are one of my favorite styles of dresses. I like both ways you styled yours!

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  25. The post is so great! Thanks for sharing:)

    irenethayer.com

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  26. I need to bust out my Love bag again after seeing you rocking yours so beautifully! Hey Autumn is coming soon so I'm sure it will look great with sweater and longer jumper :)

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    1. Yes it will look great in Autumn! It's such a nice bag, I wear it year round :)

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  27. I love this shirt dress! It reminds me of Audrey Hepburn! That sweater looks so comfy and warm!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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  28. I love that cross body, it's so beautiful! Love how you can wear it dressy or casual too.

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  29. I love that you waited and was able to score it for a lower price. Love how you have worn your new top!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  30. I'm obsessed with this bag! Love the look!

    http://violettedaily.com/

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  31. This dress is proving to be extremely versatile! I can't wait to see how you style it for later Spring and summer! Heck, this could even work for fall! Not many articles of clothing can stand on their own for all seasons. Totally worth the purchase!

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    1. Yes, it is definitely a year-round dress! :) I'm looking forward to wearing it without tights soon :)

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  32. Okay, so this shirtdress has me super jealous and wanting it in my closet now! I love both ways you have it styled, but I always love a great scarf, so the second look is my fave! Loving this!

    Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again this week!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. It is a great shirtdress, hope you can find something similar in the US!

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  33. Your Rebecca Minkoff is amazing here! LOVE it!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  34. Love how you created two completely different looks with that cute dress! I need more dresses like that in my closet!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Yes it's such a versatile dress, great to have in my wardrobe!

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  35. I love the look of your shirt dress with those tall boots. gorgeous. x

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  36. Loving all your looks! You look wonderful! xx

    Tatyana x
    LAFOTKA
    www.lafotka.com

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  37. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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