Monday, 30 April 2018

What I Bought In April & How I Wore It

Every month I like to share what I've bought and how I've worn it. This month was a month of impulse buys, driven by sales. Grab a drink and watch the video where I go through everything in detail, and try everything on.


What I Bought:











I know I don't usually include beauty products in my hauls, mostly because only wearing makeup two days a week to go into the office means I rarely have to buy replacements! But I picked up a couple of things in the Priceline 40% off sale.






How I Wore It:

awayfromblue april monthly purchases and how I wore them rebecca minkoff poncho belt and Jeanswest


No surprise I wore the navy Jeanswest top twice right away - it's perfect for SAHM life and office life. You could even breastfeed in it if you do the singlet underneath trick and lift it up for access.

I'm pleased I managed to wear everything else twice too, especially the kimono as I was worried it would be too warm to wear this month. Thankfully autumn weather started to arrive near the end of April so I could meet my goal and wear it twice! I like to wear everything I buy twice in the month I buy it. It ensures I buy things I can use right away, stops things being bought just to sit unworn in my wardrobe, and makes me think of different ways I can wear things before I buy.

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78 comments:

  1. This post is so making me want to go shopping again LOL!
    I love how you wear everything immediately once you buy it. I like to do the same especially when I have somewhere fun to go.
    Hope you're having a beautiful day!

    www.fashionradi.com

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    1. Thanks! Wearing things immediately has really helped make me sure I'm getting value out of my purchases!

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  2. The tshirt with a star print is very pretty. I like the navy blue blouse as well....love that velvet belt too! The kimono is very chic as well, the fabric looks thick so it should be perfect for autumn.

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    1. It is so thick and cosy! Like a giant blanket!

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  3. Hi Mica
    We in Europe call the "poncho" kimono.
    I love it, I have several. I wear makeup every day, the day I don't have make up is because I am very sick ahahha. I love buying beauty products. I especially liked the last look and the way you wore your vest with the belt.
    Around here we continued with rain and yesterday it was an adventure to get pictures for the blog.
    Kisses
    Marisa

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. I'm glad you still managed to get photos despite the rain! I used to wear makeup more regularly, I just don't have a lot of time for that now!

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  4. Amazing!! I really love your posts dear
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: TOUS DÍA DE LA MADRE

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  5. So many cute styles and outfits!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  6. Great pieces! I especially love that navy top and belt. I also really love your philosophy about wearing everything twice within the month you get it! I've started doing something similar by accident but this inspires me to be more intentional about it because it's very practical and as you said, a great way to make sure pieces really fit with your wardrobe and lifestyle.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Yes, I love the rule as there are so many benefits to it! It's fun getting to wear new pieces right away too! :)

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  7. Great video and items, I really like the kimono/poncho!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  8. You got some great stuff! The kimono is so cute and definitely perfect for Fall weather. I also loved seeing you style your new purchases!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  9. Happy Monday! Great shopping haul and you styled everything beautifully as always! I really like the double wrap belt. It is versatile and will add texture to your outfits. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  10. You got some great piece this month. Love how you added how you wore them. Also that Nyx Butter lipstick is amazing.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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    1. That's good to hear! I still haven't tried it yet, but my lipstick just ran out so I'll be using it next time I'm in the office! :)

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  11. Loved your purchases, especially the silver Tee and blue blouse. Very pretty.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  12. I love what you got this month--that navy top is so fun and perfect for both the office and home/weekends. Your rule of wearing new items twice in the month is such a good one--I need to implement something like that!

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    1. The rule has been great for me - hope you find something similar (or use this rule!) and it works for you :)

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  13. Everything you bought is so cute! I am totally obsessed with the navy top! It looks great with almost anything.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  14. How many cute stuff!

    Federica
    www.federicadinardo.com

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  15. Such great buys!! You;'ll definitely be wearing all of those more throughout the next few months! The studded top is super fun
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Yes once it properly cools down here, haha!

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  16. What fun purchases! I like the poncho top - what a fun and flowy look!

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  17. Great pieces... you styled everything wonderfully.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  18. Lovely items. I especially love the blue boho top on you!


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  19. I absolutely adore that final outfit! Will watch your haul later (when I'm not at work haha!)
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. hehe thanks, hope you did get to watch the video! :)

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  20. I love all of these outfit especially the one with the poncho and and white bag. I really need to get myself a poncho now!

    http://whatmakesmesmileblog.com/

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  21. I always appreciate how you mix and match your pieces in a way that’s fresh and new each time! I love that navy top you’ve styled both ways, duh a great piece for spring and fall. Have a great week and thanks for sharing!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  22. You bought so many lovely things! :) xx

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  23. I have zero style, I'm definitely a beauty blogger rather than fashion but omg you have the BEST bag collection ever! So jealous haha xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

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  24. This is the second post I read today that mentions the NYX setting spray, I want to try this too!! Love the looks you created Mica! :)

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy/

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    1. Apparently it's quite popular! I'm enjoying it so far! :)

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  25. I love the boho top! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  26. I am just getting into kimonos now, planning to get a few for the summer and our holiday that's coming up very shortly! I also really like the shade of the lipstick, looks like a perfect pick for warmer months. :) Thanks for sharing lovely, hope you're well! xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. I'm all about kimonos - they will be perfect for your holiday! :)

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  27. Blue is not my color, but I love the embroidered top you bought. The style is beautiful.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  28. I think my favorite is the Jeanwest top you got! It's darling and can be dressed up or down so easily! I am sure you will get lots of wear from that! I love the fun kimono and belt too!

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  29. Oh wow! What a great haul! I love the black kimono and your navy top! Hope you're having a wonderful week.

    ~Lindsey
    https://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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  30. Nice monthly haul! April was mostly skincare/makeup for me!

    https://covetedbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  31. Wearing things twice right away is such a good idea! I like seeing how you've styles these pieces - fun!

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    1. It's a fun way to get to wear and enjoy my new pieces too! :)

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  32. That is such a lovely haul and I just love what you bought. These are some gorgeous styles here. I hope your having the best week ever in May :)
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/04/5-hottest-sunglasses-for-may.html

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  33. That is a cute top! And yes, I bet setting spray is a must in Brisbane! I only put it on if I need my face to last into the night!

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    1. Yeah humidity makes it an essential, even if it's just to enjoy a cooling spritz, haha! My work days are so long it's nice to know my makeup will last.

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  34. I'm still loving that blue paisley dress! I know I say it every time, haha.

    Corinne x

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  35. wow, you definitely love shopping, Mia. Great peaces and I love how you utilised all the pieces and make them work hard for you
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  36. You got some really beautiful things! I love the tops and the kimono when it's belted.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  37. Some lovely new purchases babe! The navy blue embroidered kimono jacket is such a great piece to have hanging in your spring wardrobe and as I've mentioned before, I love the navy blue blouse :) So pretty!

    aglassofice.com x

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  38. Hi Mica!
    Nice pieces you're showing us in today's post! I personally loved that poncho-kimono thing and how you styled it. It's the kind of garment I would use for sure while in Italy, as the weather has been rather nice and sunny but now it just started raining again D: So, pieces as cover ups and light jackets are a total must have in my wardrobe while being abroad. I'm always looking for that kind of pieces you can wear in many different ways.

    Thanks as always for your kind comment on my blog,
    Hope you're all having a nice week!

    Best,
    Amanda
    www.somethingfashion.es

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    1. Yes, they are nice layers when the weather is a bit unpredictable! I enjoyed wearing this and look forward to wearing it more again soon!

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  39. Such great finds/purchases. I adore the navy blue top. I do like how you styled it too. I didnt really do a lot of shopping last month but I've purchased a few pieces in the last couple days.

    https://www.fashionablyidu.com/

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  40. That blue top is so pretty on you! I need to do some shopping ;-)

    Liz
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  41. Just love that foil tee! The fabric looks SO soft, which is a must in a tee for me. Studded pieces are so in right now, love that top as well!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. It is a really soft tee - I love it! :)

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  42. Awesome looks! Here in Europe there are two months -January and August when I do go crazy with impulse buys driven by sales lol Mid-season sales are still not that big!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Anna
    http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

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    1. haha we have big sales around similar times of year here in Australia! :)

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  43. Loving all your new purchases, Mica! It's okay to indulge ourselves in impulse buys from time to time, especially if we can think of multiple ways to wear one item. The blue blouse is gorgeous and perfect for mid season weather. Love the dress and the way you styled it as well!
    Hope you have a wonderful month of May, lovely!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. haha yes, some months are just full of impulse buys like this!

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  44. Love the kimono and your whole outfit. so chic and elegant

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  45. Awww love the Youtube video! Thanks for sharing, girl!

    -Emily | www.East91Blog.com

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  46. What a lot of great shopping you did this month. I especially love your navy studded tunic, it is so versatile and yet has a BoHo vibe. I think you also scored some very good products. I hope you’ve had some rest this week and wish you a fabulous night .
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    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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  47. Great pieces with a lot of versatility! Found your blog from the linkup on Sandy A La Mode!

    Marissa

    www.shabbychiccheap.com

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  48. I love the kimono you wore Mica.
    You look so May ready

    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
    New Vlog Entry!

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  49. So many great finds! I really love the studded boho top!

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  50. Every time I read your posts, I'm reminded that I need to challenge myself to get more wear out of each item in my closet, it's really a great goal!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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    1. It is a good goal! I think this and the 30 wears challenge has really helped me curb my shopping this year!

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  51. I love that kimono! I have a few and keep forgetting to wear them as a layering option!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. They are sure to be a go-to for you when it warms up! :)

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  52. As much as I like your new blue top, the RM kimono and the velvet belt are amazing finds.

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  53. I love your picks, especially the poncho! So chic and versatile piece.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  54. I love those boho tops! They look so good on you. You have the best kimono collection.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  55. You purchased so many lovely pieces. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

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  56. Thanks all for your lovely comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the video and the outfits I made with my new pieces :)

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