Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Maxi Dresses and Balenciaga Bags with Giant G21 Hardware

When you're not feeling your best, a dress is an easy outfit. Just pull it on and you're done, no need to try think about what pieces look good together. Printed dresses like these make it even simpler. Just pick a handbag that matches one of the colours in the print and you look like you spent a lot more time and effort getting dressed than you really did.

Both the maxi dresses worn below were when I wasn't feeling the best, and looking after a sick baby meant I had even less energy.

What I wore:

tie dye jersey maxi dress knotted hem teething necklace Bal part time bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | knotted tie dye maxi dress balenciaga part time bag
NecklaceNibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Despite being unwell, we had an appointment to get to though that morning, so I threw on this maxi dress. It's not the first time I've knotted this maxi dress, it's a good way to change it up a little. I did it on this day as I didn't want to do the 'grab the skirt when walking up the stairs' bit I usually have to do, haha! Tying it up made it easier to move around in.

Added the teething necklace so I'd have something to amuse the boys with as we waited at the appointment. It did help keep baby boy entertained for a few minutes. They might have passed the teething stage, but they still find these necklaces to be fun toys!

Picked my Balenciaga bag as it went with the Havianas and the black in the tie dye print of the dress, but also because I was feeling lazy. It had been the bag I'd used previously so I didn't have to move everything over into a new bag.


Last worn: tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas, Balenciaga Part Time bag.

Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress for a Christmas party, Balenciaga Part Time bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancytie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks pregnant, Balenciaga Part Time bag in second trimester.


Tie Dye Maxi Dresses Under $50:





What I wore:

jay jays feather print maxi dress with purple balenciaga bag SAHM style summer | away from blue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram feather print maxi dress balenciaga purple work bag
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
DressJayJays feather print maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Another day of feeling unwell, another maxi dress! I picked this purple Balenciaga work bag to wear as I've only worn it with office outfits since I got it, need to wear this bag casually as well. It was a good carry all tote to take to the shops with me while the boys were with their grandparents.

I'd planned just a short trip out, to pickup a few groceries and return an incorrectly sized Christmas gift. I got away from the house and realised I'd forgotten the item to return, so turned back to go pick it up. In doing so, I came up to the garage at a weird angle and managed to scrape the car on it. Not a good start. At least the outfit looked good as my day was less than great! Spent the afternoon recovering from the crazy morning, thank goodness for Netflix.


Last worn: feather print maxi dress, Havaianas (above), purple Balenciaga work bag.

Other ways to wearfeather print maxi dress at a wedding, purple Balenciaga work bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancy: feather print maxi dress in second trimester.



Feather Print Maxi Dresses Under $50:







How You Can Wear It:


In summer a printed dress is a great way to beat the heat. It's an easy instant outfit too. To accessorise, keep things simple and pick pieces that match one or more of the colours in the print. If you're like me and you feel a little better when you get dressed properly, you might find a colourful printed dress a good mood booster too!



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51 comments:

  1. Love that bag so much!! Such a classic must have one♥️
    xx
    Selina | Selina’s Inspiration

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    1. Yes, they both are great bags! :)

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  2. You'd never know you were sick in these photos, Mica! You always look so stylish! Both outfits look great on you. I especially like the second dress. The colours and print are so pretty and I love your purple bag. Hope you're feeling much better now, Mica. XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! The power of a printed dress! I am feeling much better.

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  3. Love how you tied the end of the first maxi dress - a great tip for petites on how to wear maxi dresses! I'm terrible at parking the car in the garage, I knocked out the back of the sideview mirror when I was backing into our garage (whilst yelling at the bickering children to keep quiet) - woops!!!

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. Oh no! Hope it was easily fixed! I need to try tie this dress again, it's a fun way to wear it :)

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  4. I love both of these and what a great idea to knot up your dress - I have literally never thought of doing that! It looks great and must be so handy knowing you won't need to worry about it trailing/tripping you up! Maxi dresses are definitely my go to when I want to look like I've put in more effort than I have (when it's summer anyway - it's definitely too cold here right now!)
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. I try wear my maxi dresses year-round, but they definitely do get worn more in winter! I need to try tie this again soon, it's a nice way to wear it.

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  5. Hi Mica! I absolutely adore both dress. The knot adds an unexpected interest to the look! Your choice of handbag compliments in style and color! Very beautiful!

    I'm having a wonderful week and I pray the same for you!

    Tiff
    Http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  6. You know, I don't own a single maxi dress but I'm thinking that might need to change this summer. LOVE the tie die look of the first one you posted and would totally wear that! Hope you and your little one are feeling better!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thank you! We are :) And I couldn't live without my maxi dresses! :)

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  7. I think you're exactly right...the maxi dresses make it so easy to put together an outfit and they aren't constricting!!
    Enjoy your week!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  8. Dear Mica, yes, it is a great advantage of dresses that you don't have to think about how to combine them :) And I understand why you have chosen these combinations on that days when you didn't feel very well. Nevertheless you look fantastic in both looks - there isn't anything to see that you didn't feel well!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  9. I do love both of those maxi dresses! Definitely such an easy thing to put on when you don't feel like getting dressed but still want to feel good
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  10. I love how you tied your dress at the bottom Mica. You wear maxi dresses so well. Great prints and they just look fab on you!
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  11. I hope you're feeling better now! I totally agree that putting on a dress is the easiest way to feel polished and put-together. I love how you knotted your first maxi, and I adore the print of the second one. It's so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Shea, we are feeling much better.

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  12. I love that second maxi dress! The feather print is so pretty :)

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  13. Completely agree with you about how easy and effortless dresses are to fling on when you're tired or short of time! These maxi dresses are lovely inclusions in your wardrobe, for sure :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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  14. Despite not feeling well, you look lovely. Such a good idea to tie a knot in the dress! Both outfits are very nice and the colours look lovely on you!
    xo Yvonne
    www.aproposh.com

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  15. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well and about your car! I have a few dresses that are too long on me so I have to wear them with wedges. I should try knotting them like you did instead. I recently got a teething necklace so I am looking forward to seeing how much my younger daughter likes it when that stage begins!

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    1. Oh I'm sure she will love the teething necklace - my boys certainly did! :) Glad I could give you an idea for a different way to wear :)

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  16. I love the dresses! They both look so pretty.
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  17. Oh I love the shades of these dresses and the prints. And I love how you paired them with the Balenciaga bags. Excellent styling. Sorry you are not feeling well.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  18. Lovely dresses and I love those bags :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  19. Omg girl you look smashing in these maxi dresses! http://www.thebikinifashionista.com/2018/02/how-do-i-wash-my-swimsuits.html

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  20. I LOVE these bags and this brand! Very cute way to style them!

    Alex | www.SoFitSoPretty.com

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  21. Such a cute look! Love the maxi dress and your Balenciaga bag! Very chic!
    Happy Wednesday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  22. Ah, what a couple of sickies we are! I hope you feel better soon, Mica. You're doing a great job of faking it in these magnificent dresses. :)

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I am feeling a lot better now than I was when these were taken :)

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  23. Aww I am sorry you and the youngest boy have felt unwell. You still managed to look good and keep cool with the nice maxi dresses and those fun, colorful teething necklaces.

    Welcome by tomorrow and every Thursday and linkup with me. Thanks, Ada. =)

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  24. Lovely! And so jealous that you have such warm weather!
    -Kate // www.classyandkate.com

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  25. You always have the pretty chic maxi dress.
    The last one is my fave

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  26. What a lovely bag! It looks amazing with both of your maxi dresses.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  27. I like the way the dress looks when tied up, I need to remember that to give more variety to my maxi dresses in summer.
    And some days just never get right, they start off and just get worse. Good thing you had Netflix to the rescue.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yes it was nice to have a couple hours to myself to relax before the boys finished daycare!

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  28. Love that tye dye! And the colour coordination, hope you both feel a whole lot better soon :))


    The Quirky Queer

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  29. You are the queen of maxi dresses! Love the knot!

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  30. You have such a beautiful Balenciaga collection! Hope you are feeling better now.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  31. I love tie dyed fabrics, so of course I love that first dress!! I think the knot in it looks nice, too... Sometimes I knot my longer maxi dresses if I know I'll be running around a lot and I don't want to get tangled in the dress. Hope y'all are feeling better!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Yes, it's perfect to be able to knot them like that! I'm feeling much better, thank you!

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  32. You are the queen of maxi dresses! What a great idea to tie it into a knot at the bottom! Very chic!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  33. you don't look like you were feeling unwell in these photos, you must be a positive person not to let it see through. I do like how you knotted that maxi dress. It is a fun way to refresh the maxi look a little. I also really like the other maxi dress.

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    1. Thanks! The printed maxi dresses really help make me look better than I feel!

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  34. Sorry to hear your aren't well, I do hope you're feeling better, you look super in this dress and yes it's the perfect outfit to just pull on and go. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  35. Sorry to hear that you are unwell, Mica, hope you will get better over weekend. Love the note on your dye maxi dress, it makes it stand out of the crowd
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  36. Thanks all for your kind comments and get well soon wishes! :)

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  37. I hope you are feeling better, Mica. You look great in both of these maxi dresses, and I am just fan-girling over the second one! I like how you knotted the first one and must remember to do that myself in the future.
    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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  38. I certainly hope the little one is feeling better.
    You are the maxi dress queen Mica, and wearing it tied to the side does give it a different look.

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  39. Looking absolutely good in that Jeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress dear! It's effortlessly pretty on you. Lovely bag you got there too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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