Friday, 13 July 2018

Birthday Party Maxi Dresses For Any Weather with Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Bag in Pale Coral

Maxi dresses work for so many different occasions. They are my go-to outfit for birthday celebrations, comfortable enough when running around with kids, but dressy enough and look like you've put a lot more effort in than you really have! For two recent birthday events, I wore my new Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag I bought in the recent sale, even though I wore different layers for each outfit to match the different temperatures. Maxi dresses are so easy to layer up or down.

What I wore:

grecian peasant tie mint pastel maxi dress with coral cross body bag birthday party host outfit | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram fourth birthday party maxi dress outfit hostess pastel grecian
DressJeanswest Heather textured maxi dress in eggshell (C/O)
Belt: came with dress
Bracelets: the usual plus vintage charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

This is what I wore for my eldest's 4th birthday party. Crazy to think I have a 4 year old already!

I'll be honest here, I never left the house so the bag was basically just for show. (That's also why I didn't wear shoes). I love the pale coral against the mint colour of the maxi dress. My plan was to have the bag hanging off a chair with my phone, camera and keys in it so I always knew where everything was through the party. Unfortunately, I realised at the last minute that the bag is so small my camera (Sony Alpha) didn't fit in it, so that was a bit of a fail.

As much as I love this dress, the tie waist was a little inconvenient, with one of my boys untying it while playing with it as we sang happy birthday. When the dress is tied up it creates a blouson effect that you can see in the pics. When it's untied, it's much too long on my petite frame, ha! I spent the rest of the party furiously tying it back up every time it untied itself or was untied by an accidental tug.

Despite the bag not being big enough and the frequent belt retying that went on, I did like this outfit. The dress is a beautiful colour and a maxi dress is such an easy option when hosting a birthday party - just throw it on and you're done!


Last worn: grecian maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff coral chevron small Love bag.

Other ways to weargrecian maxi dress in summer, Rebecca Minkoff coral chevron small Love bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancygrecian maxi dress in second trimester.


 In case you missed it, the unboxing of my new small Love bag video is here:



(including my first thoughts on the very orange-y coral!)


What I wore:

layering a summer maxi dress for winter leather jacket blanket scarf ankle boots | away from blue

tie dye maxi dress with pale coral Rebecca Minkoff small love cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram yellow blanket scarf leather jacket winter layers on summer tie dye maxi dress
JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
ScarfLove Quotes knotted tassel linen scarf in sunshine yellow
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

First, can we talk about how great that Insta photo is?! My friend is the best photographer and the rooftop bar had this perfectly instagrammable wall for us to use in our pics (16 Antlers if you're ever in Brisbane). It got a lot of love on Instagram when I posted it.

I wore this for another birthday party, but unlike the first outfit, this was a girly night out. I layered up in anticipation of the cold weather, by adding ankle boots, a leather jacket and a big blanket scarf to this summer maxi dress. It wasn't that chilly at the start of the night, but when we ended up cruising up and down the Brisbane river on the ferry, I was glad of all my extra layers!

It was the perfect first outing for my little Rebecca Minkoff love bag - I thought the bright yellow scarf worked nicely with the peachy colour of the bag. Not the first time I've worn yellow with this grey tie dye maxi dress either. I really like the combination.

As I was kid free I put on my prettiest dangly earrings too, and indulged in a few cocktails. It was such a fun night. Even if it was rather chilly at the end, my layers were perfect for it.


Last worn: printed leather jacket, Love Quotes yellow scarf, tie dye maxi dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff small coral chevron love bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket worn 30 ways, Love Quotes yellow scarf and printed dress, tie dye maxi dress and kimono, black ankle boots Rebecca Minkoff small chevron Love bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyLove Quotes yellow scarf in second trimester, tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, black ankle boots in second trimester.



Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:


A maxi dress works for a night out in a bar toasting your friend with cocktails, or a casual catch up for a kid's birthday party. It really is a go-anywhere option, and a perfect choice for a busy mum as it's an instant outfit. Of course a maxi dress can work no matter the weather too! Ankle boots, a leather jacket and scarf make it suitable for cold weather, or you can wear it on its own layer free for a warmer day.


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67 comments:

  1. I always love how you wear maxis quite a bit, Mica!! It made me giggle when you said your son kept untying the belt!! That is definitely something I don't have to think about with an outfit..LOL!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. haha yes children affect your outfits in the strangest ways! :)

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  2. I would never have expected a coral handbag to go with so much but you've really shown (in this post and others) how versatile it really can be! Your mint maxi dress is so pretty!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! It's really turning out to be a very versatile colour!

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  3. Love the first maxi dress. You are the queen of styling maxi dress. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  4. You are so right, dear Mica! With a maxidress you look instantly super chic and don't have to put too much effort in such a maxi dress look! I really like both looks although I understand it was a bit challenging with the first dress when it get repeatedly untied. Also the second look is very beautiful. Happy belated birthday to your older son!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thanks Rena! He had a wonderful birthday! :)

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  5. this is so fun!! Love your maxi

    xx lindsay | https://www.lindsayfuce.com

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  6. I love the color of that bag!! And yep, maxi dresses are the effortless way to make it look like you made an effort, haha!!
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    1. They are the best for that! :)

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  7. Love a good maxi dress!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  8. The turquoise and coral color combination is just perfect! It's not a combination I would ever think to put together (sadly, coral is really not a good color on my skin tone), but the dress and bag look awesome together.

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    1. I was thrilled with how well it worked - maybe a coral bag would work for you too! :)

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  9. That blue dress is just gorgeous! You definitely know how to wear a maxi dress! Happy birthday to your eldest!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

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  10. Happy Birthday to your eldest! It's both wonderful and crazy to watch your child grow up – time passes by so quickly, you start to wonder what you've been doing for the past year lol! But it's a good reminder to really live in the present and live ever moment to it's fullest! Maxi dresses are really great for any occasion! They can be worn dressy, casually, for day, or for night, but either way, they're comfortable which makes it all the better! The coral colour of the Rebecca Minkoff bag and the blue of the dress is the perfect summer and tropical colour combination!

    www.beingisabella.com

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    1. So true! Time passes so quickly, they grow so fast!

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  11. That first maxi dress looks so pretty on you x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love the blue maxi dress. I totally pictured the way the kids tug at the string of your dress... too cute!
    Ohh wow that yellow scarf is fabulous! Love the way you styled it!

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  13. I love the turquoise dress on you, that colour really suits you hun! Looking gorgeous xx

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  14. Hi Mica! Great new items in your wardrobe! The handbag is fabulous and I'm eager to see how you style it with different outfits. It definitely compliments the maxi dress perfectly! Happy belated birthday blessings to your sweet baby!

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  15. Very cute, perfect for your son's bday party!!

    -Kelsie
    Design Life Diaries

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  16. You look gorgeous in both of these outfits, Mica! I love the colour combo of the blue and coral in the first outfit. So pretty! I love the yellow scarf against your grey dress in the second outfit too. Beautiful! Happy belated birthday to your big boy! ;) XXX

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    1. He's so big! They just grow so fast! :)

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  17. Happy belated birthday to the little one! Love your dress - the color looks gorgeous and the overall look is cute! Your bag is cute as well :)!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  18. Maxi dresses are a great choice for parties. I love that blue maxi dress you wore for your son's birthday. Happy belated 4th b-day to him. That pale coral bag is a great choice with that dress, such a pretty bag. It would look fantastic with any outfit, I do love the colour and I think it's very versatile.

    I love the second outfit as well. That grey maxi dress looks amazing paired with that oversize yellow scarf. Such a great Autumn styling. You always look so fresh!

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    1. Thanks Ivana! The bag has been going with so much, I love it! :)

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  19. Orange bags are getting popular and this one from Rebecca Minkoff is a hit item. I like your blue maxi dress, perfect for a children's party. I'm in NZ at the moment skiing and taking pictures, it's very cold here but it's nice. Wishing you a great weekend.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Hope you enjoyed your time in NZ, it sounds awesome! :)

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  20. That is a perfect IG photo! And your hair looks great with! Happy weekend mica!

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  21. The blue dress is so beautiful love the vibrant colours :D And happy birthday to your eldest, sending all the love and positive vibes !
    With love,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
    www.freeoversea.com

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  22. Maxi dresses are wonderful. I'm just finishing up a series on them this next week on the blog. I love the color of that dress. I also like how you styled the second one with the jacket and scarf. Love that pop of yellow. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. They are a great thing to have a series on! :)

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  23. totally love the maxi dress! so gorgeous
    xoxo
    style frontier

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  24. I love maxi dresses myself because
    they are so comfortable and chic.
    You look fabulous in maxi dress especially
    on your first pic... love the color.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love wearing maxi dresses. Both of yours are lovely. I esspecailly like the top one, the colour is beautiful :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon! #Weekendbloghop

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  26. Love the combination of orange and blue! The Rebecca Minkoff goes awesome with both outfits!
    Have a great weekend!
    Anna
    http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

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  27. Really love both these dresses:) You really do know how to wear and style maxis, Mica. And LOL on the re-tying of the belt...gotta say it's worth it coz you do look fab in it.:D And love that IG photo!

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    1. haha thank you! It was a bit of a pain through the party!

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  28. That bag is such a lovely colour! How quickly time flies when you're having fun/not getting much sleep, haha. Hope your son had a lovely birthday party :)

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. True! Lack of sleep makes it hard to remember all the time that's passed, ha!

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  29. Loving both looks but dying over this pale blue dress! You look amazing in this color.

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  30. Your bag is my favorite.
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  31. Such a beautiful dress and bag. I really love them.

    http://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com/

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  32. You look absolutely gorgeous with both maxi dresses but the first one does sounds like a bit of a nightmare. Definitely not for me because I have no patience with having to retie it.

    ps: Isn't it crazy how our little one grow up? Mine turn 4 end April and my eldest is 16 in September.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. They grow up so fast! Although I don't have a 16 year old yet, I imagine it will come around all too soon, haha! It was a bit of a pain through the party - it usually stays in place well, not with little hands tugging it all day!

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  33. I am with ya, maxi dresses are great to wear for so many occasions! looking cute!

    kelseybang.com

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  34. I cannot believe he is 4 years old! That is insane! I remember when you told us you were pregnant with him!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. It has been such a long time, but it seems so short!

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  35. The color definetly suits you perfectly. I also adore these soft tones, they are perfect for summer. Nice dress and hun you have such a lovely smile :)
    Nice look.

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    1. Works nicely for our current winter too! :)

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  36. That mint color is stunning! And goes perfectly with all the blue balloons and decorations! It's great that you get so dressed up for different occasions--I'm so lazy about that anymore! haha

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    1. Tha maxi dresses make it easy, instant outfits! :)

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  37. I love the color of that bag! So perfect for summer!

    xx,
    Meredith
    LATEST POST | INSTAGRAM

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  38. Gotta love maxi dresses! Definitely summer perfection and you look wonderful. I must say that bag is so damn chic and so classy.

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend. :-)

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  39. Awh happy birthday to your eldest! 4! The years fly by! You know how I feel about your peach colour Rebecca Minkoff! I am obsessed with it! That's yellow scarf is cool too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. It is such a cute colour, while it wasn't what I expected I love it! :)

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  40. you look so young..can't believe you already have a 4 year old...anyways congrats to you and birthday boy.. you look beautiful in this maxi dress and that coral bag is stunning...love..❤️

    www.geniusenough.com

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  41. That blue maxi dress looks perfect on you.
    The color is so vibrant on you

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  42. Happy belated birthday to your son! Isn't it crazy how all of a sudden our babies are no longer babies? My son turned 4 earlier this year as well. That coral love bag is so eye catching and I am loving the coral hue! It goes so well with your maxi dresses and love the contrast against the yellow scarf! You just reminded me I need a girl's night out! Happy Monday and wishing you a wonderful rest of your week!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thanks Maureen! They do grow up so fast!

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  43. I didn't realize our older kids were the same age. Happy birthday to him! What a cute birthday outfit and I hope everyone had fun!

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  44. I like both looks, but the mint maxi dress is particularly beautiful. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  45. Aww, happy birthday to your oldest!! 4 is such a great age. I love that blue dress on you too--that blue is GORGEOUS on you with your hair and eye color!

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    1. It is a wonderful age, he's really growing up into the sweetest boy! :)

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  46. Wow Mica you look amazing in that pale blue dress and that coral bag seems to bring the life into every outfit it touches. What a good buy-

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    1. It was such a good buy, I love it! :)

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  47. Thank you all for your lovely comments - my son had a wonderful birthday and really enjoyed his party! :)

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