Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC and MAB Comparison: With Striped Tanks and Shorts

When summer temperatures continue into autumn in Brisbane, you make the most of it and take the opportunity to wear some more shorts! The two soft, relaxed fit shorts below were purchased at the start of summer last year and they've been a great addition to my wardrobe. It's been nice to wear them into autumn as well. Add a classic striped tank, and you have an easy outfit for a stay at home mum.

What I wore:

striped tank with olive embroidered jeanswest tessa shorts, studded Rebecca Minkoff sandals and mini MAC | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram stay at home mum errand style soft shorts striped tank
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Olive green shorts and green beaded necklace because even though we had a fairly uneventful day of errands, it was Saint Patrick's day so I wanted to dress the part just a little!

This tank is the piece I thought of wearing with these shorts when I first bought them. I loved this outfit, it was just as perfect as I imagined with the floral embroidery on the shorts and the striped tank. Stripes go with everything!

Just like stripes, this metallic silver mini MAC bag goes with everything too. Definitely one of my frequently worn pieces.

No extra layers needed with this - it was a really warm day and we even put the aircon on in the afternoon. More like summer than autumn!


Last worn: striped tank, olive embroidered shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearstriped tank and pencil skirt, olive embroidered shorts and black top, studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag and metallic tank.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and maternity shorts.



Video Comparison of the Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB and Mini MAC Bags:








What I wore:

rainy day SAHM style monochrome outfit with denim jacket and purple accessories | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum purple with faux fur pom pom charm | away from the blue

Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits BB plum silicone teething necklace (C/O)
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum

Why I wore it:

A little extra layer here with the denim jacket. It was quite a wet day, so the jacket as an extra layer came in helpful as I stood outside the car struggling with car seat buckles and getting drenched every time I took the boys in or out, ha!

Just like the outfit above, I'd had this outfit combination in my head for a while. I thought the striped tank would work nicely with the black printed shorts, and just like the outfit above, I really enjoyed this combination.

Even with the blue denim jacket, I did feel the black tank and shorts together was a little too monochromatic, so I went with purple accessories. I hadn't worn this silicone teething necklace in a while and I saw it pop up on the Nibbly Bits instagram, so knew it was overdue a wear. The plum mini MAB tote is always the perfect pairing with it too, they match so well!

Unlike the day and outfit above, this was a bit of a hectic day, with daycare drop off and pick up, working from home, a specialist appointment and then a broken freezer adding to the broken fridge worries so we had to rush out at dinner time to find something for the boys to eat. I was glad when the day was over in the end!


Last worn: denim jacket, striped tank, Parker printed shorts, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and little black dress, striped tank in winter, Parker printed shorts and colourful tank, studded sandals and navy dress, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote and black jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, studded sandals in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in third trimester.



Striped Tanks Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:


Stripes go with anything and make dressing easy. With a neutral pair of shorts, you can add some extra interest to your outfit with a striped tank. If your shorts are printed, adding a striped tank allows you to print mix. A good rule for this is to pick stripes that compliment the colours in the printed shorts, which lead to the last black and white outfit.



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72 comments:

  1. you look so spring ready Mica
    i love both outfits

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  2. Love both these bags! I own the first one in a dark blue ♡
    xx
    Selina | Selina's Inspiration

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    1. It's such a great bag! I'd love it in blue too! :)

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  3. I love the handbag in your second look, so pretty x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.fr/

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  4. Happy Wednesday Mica! Enjoy the warm weather! The stripe tank compliments the solid color as well as the printed shorts perfectly. The purple makes the stripes dash out even more! Both looks are very pretty! I pray you have a blessed rest of the week.

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. The purple really pops with the black and white! :)

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  5. Great pictures and style, the second look is my favoruite as I really like the bag!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  6. Ooh your Rebecca Minkoff bags are both fun and so versatile. I love that silver! That is such a fun teething necklace too and adds a nice pop of color!

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    1. Yes, I have so many colourful teething necklaces, I think even though my boys have all their teeth I will continue to wear them, haha!

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  7. Loving your striped tank options! I'm going to need to add one or two of those to my wardrobe for Spring and Summer. And I love the color of your mini MAB tote. I have that color in the Regan satchel but I think I would have preferred a more structured bag like yours. Live and learn!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. The MAB is a great structured tote, but I have and love the Regan too! :)

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  8. For me it is the opposite: I just start wearing shorts :) I understand it really that you take these last opportunities to wear shorts and I like both combinations although the days were that different. And I agree: stripes go with everything!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. haha yes our weathers are the opposite! Still warm enough for shorts here today though! You wouldn't know it was the second week of autumn!

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  9. Both of the bags are so cute, and could be paired with anything. I love how you styled them.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  10. I really love both of those shorts, especially the green ones! I want some like that for this summer now, haha!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. They were summer essentials for me! :)

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  11. Love this post, thanks for sharing! I really like stripes on you :D
    Kate xxx - www.littlemisswinney.com

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  12. Hi Mica !!
    You really like wearing shorts !!! I liked the second look, I liked the pom-pom in the bag !!! Well it looks like you had a day with quite a few incidents, but you ended up dining out which is nice.
    Keep in touch.

    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thanks. The pom pom was a gift from a friend, it's so cute!

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  13. Mica, my mom has a silver metallic crossbody (pewter) and she wears it with so many things. It's very versatile! Love yours. Two great outfits. I always love your mix of prints, textures and accessories. Great job!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Yes! Metallics are so versatile! :) Thank you :)

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  14. I really wish I had your weather. Every time I visit here, you're in some shorts and looking comfortably pretty. Ha!! Nice bags you got.

    http://missymayification.co.uk

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    1. haha, it has been shorts weather for quite some time!

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  15. U look wonderful.Fantastic post, so nice and interesting! Love it!
    Enjoy in this day, darling! ♥

    Malefica

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  16. You always do a great job of adding color with fun accessories. I love those purple accents in your second look especially--plus the print mix and denim jacket. Okay, I just want to steal that whole second look, ha!!

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    1. haha I do love colourful accessories!

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  17. Ah both looks are so fun and chic and easy breezy. Got to love the cross body bags perfect for running around. We are heading in to the summer season here soon so this is giving me lots of ideas!

    Yes, I have actually contemplated moving to France as I have step family there. Living in the U.S is becoming exhausting.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. A move to France sounds so exciting!

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  18. You have the cutest collection of Rebecca Minkoff bags! Both styles have great features. I love metallic bags because they can go with everything and be easily dressed up or down.

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    1. Yes, metallics make for such a versatile bag! And I do love the Rebecca Minkoff sales....ha!

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  19. So cute! I especially love the olive green! I've never really worn that color, but now you make me want to try it!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/perfect-chocolate-cookies/

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    1. It is a fun neutral, I find it the easiest shade of green to wear!

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  20. you look great hon.. love these looks
    https://zunera-serena.com/

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  21. What a hectic couple of days for you! I love the second outfit - the bag is really sweet. I hope you have a good week, Mica!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I was glad when the day was over!

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  22. Love these casual looks. Stripes are always a closet staple for me.

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thanks - but they are actually both shorts :)

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  24. Perfect mini bag!

    Federica
    www.federicadinardo.com

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  25. You have such great accessories, Mica! I love the green beads with the olive embroidered shorts and silver bag in the first look and the purple necklace and bag in the second look. I love matching accessories! ;) XXX

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    1. Thanks! I love a bit of matchy matchy! :)

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  26. Gosh, everything looks sweet, dear! Nice collection! xoxo

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  27. I cannot get enough stripes in my wardrobe, especially in the spring and summer!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. I love both of your Rebecca Minkoff bags! There's something about mini bags that really appeal to me, and I think you chose great colors for both. I have a mini Mac myself and it's my go-to when I'm sporting a more casual look!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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    1. It is a great errand running bag! Mine is a frequent go-to as well!

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  29. I adore the second outfit the most as it's totally my kind of style! It's still not a short and tank weather on my side, it's like a never ending winter.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. haha, and here it's never ending summer!

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  30. I really need to look back at some of your posts once the hot summer gets here, you have so many great ideas with basic layering pieces. I just love that striped tank paired with the green shorts. In the second outfit I love how you add pops of color with the bag and necklace!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  31. Car seat buckles! Really, they never work, especially not when you are in a hurry!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. They really don't! It's like they know...haha!

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  32. The purple accessories break up the monochrome look so well on you - also the first I've ever heard of a teething necklace haha, what a great idea! Can you tell I'm not a mum yet?! haha. Hope you have a fabulous weekend babe!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. I'd never heard of them before becoming a mum either, they are such a staple now!

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  33. I love the outfit with the purple accessories, it looks comfortable, fun and stylish! I'm a huge fan of the purple bag and I have a very similar fur pompom (in red) that I wore all winter and I think it adds a great stylish touch to any outfit.

    Scent of Summer

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    1. It is a fun touch to have to an outfit. I got this from a friend, great gift!

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  34. both outfits are super chic
    i love your bag collections too

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  35. I love that you still wear accessories with your short outfits, Mica!! That's totally me!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. hehe yes, I'm all about the accessories!

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  36. You are so pretty <3 love the outfits and bags!))
    www.recklessdiary.ru

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  37. That purple is the perfect pop of color! I love the whole look! So pretty on you!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  38. You look absolutely stunning in both of these outfits! I like both pair of shorts but the second pair is a bit more unique so it caught my eye more. This pair of shorts looks a bit like a skirt...so cute!
    I'm a big fan of stripes, so both of these outfits are simply perfect in my eyes.

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    1. Thanks! I love the soft shorts like this, they look like a skirt but have all the coverage of shorts (that you need when you have two toddlers, haha!)

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  39. I love both the MAC and MAB, I have both in various colours as you know, and the same plum MAB as you, but I adore them both in unique ways! I always like how you style your RM bags, Mica! Gives me inspiration! Sorry it's been raining a lot, hopefully it dries up!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thanks Lorna! I'm glad I can give someone as stylish as you some inspiration! :)

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  40. This is such an interesting post! Both those bags look so nice :)
    Hope you're well x

    findyourownhope.blogspot.com

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  41. It's going to be 35 here today! It feels so wrong but I'm not complaining at all :)

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    1. It is so wrong, and I want to layer, but I'm making the most of it while I can as I know I'll miss the heat, haha!

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  42. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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  43. Love both bags, they work great with your street outfit. Cute shorts you got there too dear, especially the first one.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  44. Both of these looks are so cute! I really like the print mix of the second look and how the shorts almost look like a skirt. The embroidered flowers on your green shorts are so fun! Thanks for linking up, Mica!

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