Friday, 27 October 2017

Dresses and Kimonos: Easy Spring Boho Stay at Home Mum Style

So excited for warm weather and the chance to wear my kimonos again! I love wearing dresses in spring, so dresses and kimonos together make me happy.

What I wore:

awayfromblue instagram printed tribal kimono aztec print tiered dress spring boho outfit

red ribal print kimono with little black tiered aztec print dress Rebecca Minkoff bag | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love cross body bag in grey | AwayFromTheBlue
JacketChoies red vintage pattern kimono
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

A quick errand in the morning, my local ABA mother's group meeting and then a doctor's appointment for Baby Boy in the afternoon. As it was such a hot day, I wanted something nice and easy to wear. I knew I wanted to wear this dress again, but wasn't sure what kimono to wear with it. In the end I settled on this tribal print kimono as some of the print is similar to the Aztec print on the dress. The night before I held them up side by side and figured it would look okay.

When I put it on in the morning, I loved this outfit. I like the extra colour the kimono adds to the dress, and this was perfect for a day with a bit of running around. This dress is loose and flowy and knee-length on me so it's just as good for a doctor's appointment as it is sitting down on the floor chatting to my mum friends who have younger babies doing tummy time. I wouldn't change anything about this outfit. So glad I was able to buy this dress at the end of my #6MonthsWithoutShopping challenge, I've loved it every time I've worn it.

Last worn: red tribal print kimono, black Aztec print dress, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff grey Love bag.

Other ways to wearred tribal print kimono and gold jeans, black Aztec print dress worn two ways, studded sandals and maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff grey Love bag and flares.

Perfect for pregnancy: red kimono and maternity tank, studded sandals in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag in third trimester.

Spring Dresses Under $50:

What I wore:

Somedays Lovin' kimono Jeanswest chambray lyocell dress studded RM sandals mini MAC bag | Away From Blue

silver tiffany heart bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | Away From The Blue
JacketSomedays Lovin' Yakuza print kimono
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress (C/O)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)
NailsOPI This Cost Me a Mint

Why I wore it:

Another doctor's appointment! Vaccinations for baby boy meant we were going to have a quiet day. After the doctors, we headed out to do a little shopping and take part in a fun plant pot decorating activity for the boys. Surprisingly we have managed to not only keep the seeds alive, they are now sprouting quite nicely! As someone who has killed succulents and cacti I'm quite proud we are keeping these plants alive so far.

The morning came undone when we stopped at Kmart to buy some new shorts and tees for the warmer weather and someone wanted to buy a train (even though they had just convinced their Grandmother to buy them two trains the day before). Ended up getting lots of side eyes as I hurriedly finished shopping and headed home after realising nothing I was saying was helping end the tantrum. Not quite the quiet relaxing day I had planned, but will be a funny story to tell later! "Remember that time you screamed in Kmart and all the way home because you wanted a train?" 😂

At least I liked my outfit, plenty of people saw it when they looked around to see where the screaming child was! Toddler tantrums are just an unavoidable part of motherhood.

Last worn: floral kimono, chambray dress, studded Rebecca Minkoff sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearfloral kimono and striped tank, chambray dress and ankle boots, studded Rebecca Minkoff sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and graphic tee.

Perfect for pregnancy: kimono and maternity shorts in second trimester, chambray dress and second trimester bump, mini MAC and non-maternity clothes in third trimester.

Kimonos Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Kimonos work perfectly in spring when you need a light layer. While they look wonderful with denim shorts and jeans, they look equally good worn with dresses. It's a quick and easy spring outfit.

If you're unsure what kimono to wear with your dress, you can pick one with a similar print, or add some more colour and print with a kimono over a plain dress.

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  1. Hi Mica! You look super cute as always! I love how you accessorized with your bags. Oh and I'm glad to see that the weather is more pleasant! I pray you have a wonderful rest of the rest!


  2. These are the most versatile pieces, especially in the summer. They can add so much interest to any outfit!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Mica

  3. i love spring too. it is spring too here in Australia, am so excited and longing forward toward to the summer. i love your style.

  4. you are my kimono wearing guru, haha
    So happy you're getting a better weather day by day but a little envy because we're in the middle of fall.
    I like your dress a lot - it's so boho!
    How's your sick baby feeling?

  5. I love the print of that dress! Yay for Spring weather, we had a few rainy days here but now its cleared up again and getting nice and chilly for Fall

  6. I do love a good kimono - the color on yours here is great! It's always nice to have flowy, easy pieces for hot days.

    Kathryn •

  7. I like the kimonos with the dresses. I wouldn't have thought to pair them like this. I usually think of jeans or shorts for some reason. I feel like every mom has at least one meltdown/tantrum story. I'm sure Ivy will do it to me at some point...

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. I've always liked the boho style and this is perfect for our warm weather now!! I love the bag in your first series - so cute and I bet you can pair it with most things. How do you find the energy to swap everything in your purse?! Haha - I'm hopeless! I carry the same bag filled to the brim with rubbish all the time!

  9. You always have the best accessories! I love the mint green bag. It reminds me of the color of mint chip ice-cream! Hope you have a great weekend!


  10. I really like that first dress. The kimono adds so much to the look! Also that denim dress is super cute and really versatile!

  11. Hi Mica how are you doing? How is you little one? I love you crossbody bags. I started collecting crossbody bags because of you. Every time I see you style them, it makes me want to pack away my totes. That denim outfit is giving me life

  12. Kimonos are great, aren't they? I have one I wear all the time...even in winter:) You look great in both as always:) And yah....those toddler tantrums are never fun but does give you tons of stories for when they're older:D
    Have a good one:)

  13. Your kimonos are so pretty!! But I definitely didn't realize that that feather necklace was a teething necklace at first haha whoops. And YAY for keeping plants alive!! Don't you feel so accomplished?! (I know I did, with my dahlia! haha)

  14. Oh no, toddler tantrums sound like a nightmare! I adore that first outfit, the kimono is a great finishing touch,

    Corinne x

  15. Dear Mica,
    It is so impressive you keep your good mood also when one of your boys has a tantrum! You are definitely a good mum and I like it and it is laudable you are so strict.
    And I like both of your outfits, too! The idea to wear the dresses with are kimono are absolutely convincing and you look beautiful and fresh.
    xx Rena

  16. I absolutely adore the first dress, would be perfect for my upcoming holiday to Fuerteventura! Ahhh I'm craving some warm weather again! Loving the Rebecca Minkoff bags too!
    Jaz xoxo

  17. Oh, you poor thing - never that that kid live his tantrum down, ha ha! You look chic and awesome in both of these looks - the wonderful power of dresses!

  18. I love your kimonos - they are such great warm weather layers when you want to mix up your dresses - and I don't have any in my closet! Maybe I need to rethink that.
    Good for you on holding your ground when your boys wanted a toy and had a tantrum. So many other parents would have just given in.
    Chic on the Cheap

  19. I've totally been there!! We had to leave Panera the other day because Jona threw a huge fit... I had to take my lunch home in a box. Kids sometimes, I swear. Good thing they're so cute :)
    I love both of these looks--you always have the cutest kimonos!

  20. I love your outfits. The kimonos add a lot and I love the light weight for the warmer months. I really love the dress in the first picture too.

  21. That's boho done right Mica! I love both outfits, but I am so smitten with that first one. You look so cute. Vaccinations are so important!

  22. I always admire your kimono collection and just got one this summer. I haven't tried it with a dress yet though and I think I need to! My daughter used to sometimes have fits in stores and it was so hard. Now she is a little older I can explain to her that we need to save our money for fun things like trips! I also started a wish list on my phone for her bday and Christmas that she knows about so if she sees something she wants we just add it to the list and it helps avoid the temper tantrums almost every time!

  23. Mica, kimonos look great on you... I really like both looks but I love that first dress... it's very feminine. xox

  24. Loving the first Rebecca Minkoff bag so much!

    Raindrops of Sapphire


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