Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Boxing Day Sales! Bright Tanks and Printed Relaxed Fit Shorts

I love printed pieces, especially stripes, and given the choice between a plain piece and a printed piece I'll usually go for the print! Over the past couple of years I've been really trying to focus more on adding basics to my wardrobe - nice plain pieces that go with anything in my wardrobe. Plain doesn't have to mean boring though, as you can see from these fun colourful tanks. Simple style and cut but bright and cheerful colours.

For their first wear, I wore these bright tanks with some relaxed and soft printed shorts. Easy summer SAHM dressing.

What I wore:

blue tank, aqua bag, Jeanswest Parker printed shirred short. Summer SAHM style | awayfromtheblue

printed relaxed fit shorts, rebecca minkoff aqua mini MAC bag Roise Designs beaded bracelet | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram bright blue tank, Jeanswest parker printed shorts
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short (new purchase)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I was excited to wear these two new pieces together, I bought them both during separate shopping trips at the Jeanswest sale. I like that these shorts have pockets too. I was surprised to see how nicely the blue tank works with the aqua bag - I wouldn't change anything about this outfit! It was so comfortable and perfect for a hot summer day.

We took each of the boys shopping separately to let them pick out Christmas gifts for each other, then watched Santa's arrival parade at out local shopping centre. (I wore this earlier in December). To finish off a busy morning, we had swim lessons. It was a much more relaxing and quiet afternoon!


Last worn: black Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC. First time I've worn the blue tank and the printed shorts as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wear: blue tank in the office, printed tank and grey teeHavaianas in multiple seasonsRebecca Minkoff mini MAC and purple cardigan

Perfect for pregnancy: Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in third trimester.



Printed Relaxed Fit Shorts Under $50:








What I wore:

bright yellow tank, navy printed shorts, colourful summer outfit | away from blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | yellow and blue summer soft printed shorts outfit
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in chartreuse (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest 'Scarlette' printed shorts
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I've worn these blue printed shorts with a yellow top before, and my little mustard yellow micro Regan bag. I like blue and yellow together, and this is the first outfit I thought about when I tried on this yellow tank in store. Even if it is incredibly similar to the last time I wore these shorts with yellow!

It was a quiet Sunday, just a couple of errands in the morning, but I loved how bright and colourful this outfit was. I'm looking forward to wearing this tank a lot more - perfect addition to my wardrobe.


Last wornblue printed shortsgold HavaianasRebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC (above). First time I've worn the tank as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: yellow tank and lace pencil skirt, blue printed shorts and pink vest, Havaianas in multiple seasons, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and maternity denim.



How You Can Wear It:


An ideal wardrobe would have the perfect balance of plain pieces and printed pieces to allow for a lot of outfit options. Basic plain pieces don't have to be neutrals - add a little colour with bright basics that still pair just as nicely with printed pieces as neutrals do!




Boxing Day Sales!


Here are some of the best boxing day sales around:



  • Up to 50% off at The Iconic plus get an extra 20% off with code 'HOT20'! Same day or next day delivery available for New Year's Eve outfits! Order up to 29th December for NYE delivery.






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    52 comments:

    1. Happy Boxing Day lovely! Great outfits as always! Both colors are so vibrant and youthful, perfect for summertime! Yellow is such a hard color to pull off but you're rocking it. I love your shorts, the two of them, they seem so comfortable and fresh!
      xx

      www.stylebydeb.com

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    2. Love these summer looks, makes me jealous because its ten degrees here in Kansas City. Love that turquoise purse.

      x,
      S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    3. One of the things that I love about your outfits is all the prints you wear! I typically tend towards more plaid colors and I love the inspiration to incorporate more prints! You always wear such gorgeous bright colors too which I love! Bright colors are so pretty on you!

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      1. Thanks! I feel I have a lot of printed pieces, so I'm trying to buy more basics, haha!

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    4. I think printed pieces suit your style so well! Love the colorful look of you girl!


      http://www.thequinoxfashion.com/

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    5. I love how fun and playful both outfits are! Bright colors really suit you. :)

      BLOG | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM

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    6. I did some online shopping yesterday, so many great offers at the moment. I placed 3 orders and I want to place another one today, hope they still have the items I want!! xx

      Yiota
      pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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      1. Hope you got all the pieces you wanted in the sales!

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    7. I am a huge fan of prints as well, especially stripes, but they can be challenging to combine. Color is amazing to spruce up the basics you need. I tend to go for red, but the teal and the yellow look amazing too.

      Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    8. Ooh thanks for the sales tips. I had a quick wander round the shops earlier and was fairly uninspired. I'm all about the basics these days too, as well as clothes that actually work in hot weather. Turns out what I thought would be useful from cold rainy UK and what is actually useful is not the same at all!

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      1. I would be so interested to read how you found the wardrobe adjustment from the UK to Australia, if you wanted to blog about it!

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    9. Both looks are great for our weather, Mica! I love your new colourful tanks and your aqua bag complements both outfits so well. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, Mica! XXX

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    10. I love both of the looks so fun & vibrant, totally going with the lovely warm sunny weather over there! Those relaxed fit shorts are the perfect clothing pieces when you need to hide some weight you put on during the festive season, isn't it? I am gonna look out for shorts with relaxed fit :)
      Happy holidays!
      xx
      Ankita
      http://realgirltalks.com/

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      1. haha yes, I'm sure I'll wear these a lot after Christmas with all of the yummy food I've been eating! :)

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    11. Cute outfit! Love that color on you!
      ~Samantha
      http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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    12. Love the bright tops! Makes for such a fun and happy look on both outfits. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

      Amy Ann
      Straight A Style

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    13. The skirt and shorts are so adorable and versatile! I hope you're enjoying the holiday season :)

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    14. I'm also a huge fan of printed pieces, though I definitely don't wear them often enough - especially in winter, where my style becomes quite minimalist! I love both pairs of these printed shorts, such lovely warm-weather pieces :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

      Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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      1. I think minimalist plain pieces are needed in winter with all of the layering! :)

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    15. I'm loving these cheery brights, babe! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

      -Ashley
      Le Stylo Rouge

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    16. Nice outfit, you look gorgeous (:

      CM | XIII.

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    17. That House of Harlow necklace is super fun! I love the aqua color bag.

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    18. Muy bonito el bolso! Feliz Navidad! 🎄🎄🎄

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    19. I love those colors--both the pretty aqua blue and the yellow are so bright and fun. They definitely make basics not very basic, which I love. It was freezing cold here today so I get a chill just looking at your shorts, ha! :)

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      1. haha, and they make me feel too warm! Outfit of choice today was a bikini to spend the morning in the pool, and even then I'm feeling too hot this afternoon! But storms mean no more pool time at the moment!

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    20. I love the tank tops. They look so cute!
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    21. I love the yellow tank top! It looks gorgeous with your skin color!

      http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    22. Lovely shots, babe! Popping by to wish you a Merry X'mas & Happy 2018! xoxo

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    23. I love the first outfit, so cute and the color of the top is just beautiful x

      Laura
      https://okumoku.blogspot.com.ee/

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    24. love all the bright color outfits and that bag :)
      You look amazing!
      Wish you a happy new year


      - Marina

      https://waitmarinawho.blogspot.tw/

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    25. That's funny you say that about the difference between print and solids, because I'm the same way. Yet there are times I need the basics---they just aren't as exciting when I'm buying them--ha ha!!
      Enjoy your New years!!
      We are going over to a friends for dinner and fun. But I'm not sure I'll be able to stay up until midnight----LOL!
      XOXO
      Jodie
      www.jtouchofstyle.com

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      1. haha yes, I'm always attracted more to prints in stores, but need basics when getting dressed! Hope you have a wonderful NYW and do make it to midnight!

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    26. Love both of these casual chic looks! Thanks for sharing these sales.

      https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    27. I love your yellow top and I'm so jealous about the warm weather you have going on there!

      Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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    28. Both the coloured tank tops look great, Mica, and they look awesome with that bag:) So agree that plain doesn't have to mean boring. These outfits look like the perfect summer outfits:) It's -18C here right now...it'll be a long while before we can wear tanks and shorts. Sigh....
      Anyhoo, just wanna wish you and your family a lovely Happy New Year:) All the best.

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      1. Wow that's far too cold, haha! Sorry for sharing all my summer outfits as you're in winter!

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    29. I haven't been too crazy with the sales this year! I've been quite good. That doesn't stop me looking though, ha ha!

      Happy new year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday time!

      Raindrops of Sapphire

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    30. I love how navy and turquoise look together, and I'm jealous that you get to dress for summer right now while I'm freezing over here!

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    31. What a gorgeous look! I haven't actually looks at the sales yet, I tend to wait towards the end of Jan/Feb when things are discounted even further :p

      You have found some great picks here that's for sure, and especially like the Rebecca Minkoff aqua bag!

      Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year 2018!

      Laura xo
      www.shehearts.net

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      1. That's a good idea, you can pick up some massively reduced pieces in the January sales! :)

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    32. Both outfits are lovely but I really love the yellow shirt. It suits you! Hope you're enjoying the festive season.

      Corinne x
      www.skinnedcartree.com

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    33. We've been in Canada for the past 2 and a half weeks in temps of -0 to -20 and I can hardly remember how hot it is in Brisbane haha. Those relaxed shorts look so comfy though and I know I'm going to need a pair to get me through the rest of summer when I get back! Looks like heaps of shops are keeping their boxing day sales going for the whole week which is awesome! Hope you and the family had a fantastic Christmas lovely! xx

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      1. haha hope that you don't feel it too hot when you get back, that's a big temperature difference as it's sweltering in Brisbane!

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    34. I really need some basic pieces in some nice colors other than white and gray! I love the color of that first tank and it looks great with your bag and that cute skirt.

      Carrie
      curlycraftymom.com

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    35. Yellow makes me happy. You look great in both outfits.


      Happy Holidays, Mica!

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    36. Mica I adore your summer looks. It really gets me excited for the upcoming spring season. I love the color of the shorts and the fit is very flattering! Thanks for the inspiration always!

      Tiff
      http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    37. I how you paired the bright tanks with more muted shorts--such a nice pop of color!

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    38. Such a lovely color! Looks really cute on you dear. Your top is low-key flattering. Love the shorts too.

      Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    39. Thank you all for your lovely comments. Hope you had a lot of luck sale shopping, and a merry Christmas and you have a happy new year.

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    40. Hi Mica, how are you? I love those relaxed fit shorts! They're such a sunny day staple and your bright tank tops make the outfits cheerful. And of course, I love seeing you smile! Always a sunshine in here, hehe. I hope you had a lovely Christmas there with your family. Happy 2018 :D x

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    41. You look amazing in printed pieces Mica. Love these shorts and the pairing of color. Looks great on you!
      http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    42. Yes I could not agree more, the top and bag look so good together, in the pictures the colors look identical. Great combo Mica. HNY !

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