Friday, 17 August 2018

Maxi Dresses, Tartan Scarves, Leather Jackets and Rebecca Minkoff MAM

For something a little different from the jeans rut I'd fallen into, I pulled out my maxi dresses, layering them up to make them more winter weather appropriate. I love wearing my maxis year-round. To be fair, we don't have snow in Brisbane which makes them a more suitable choice, especially when worn with leather jackets, ankle boots and colourful tartan scarves to keep me cosy!

What I wore:

tie dye maxi dress in winter leather jacket ankle boots tartan scarf RM mam bag | awayfromblue

Tie dye maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram red tartan plaid scarf leather jacket ankle boots winter layers with tie dye maxi dress
JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
Scarf: red tartan scarf
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

So happy that I've hit 30 wears on this maxi dress! (I shared a little more about the 30 wears challenge here). The dress is a piece I first wore for Christmas a few years back and it's been worn often since, through two pregnancies and afterwards. As you can see, it layers up perfectly for winter with a cosy leather jacket like this too. Cooper's wearing his winter layers too with his wooly hoodie! šŸ¶

The tartan scarf was a fun way to add a little more colour and print to my outfit - and it kept me warm while we were outside playing in the playground at playgroup. Even with the tie dye print on the maxi dress, the subtle blue and grey print on the leather jacket, I felt this extra print wasn't too much and just completed the outfit nicely. It's such a pretty scarf.

Picked my neutral grey Rebecca Minkoff MAB to wear with this as it's the perfect bag for running around outside with the boys - easy to throw it on cross body with the long strap. And the grey worked perfectly with everything else going on in my outfit.


Last worn: printed leather jacket, red tartan scarf, tie dye maxi dress, RMK ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAM.

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket worn 30 ways, red tartan scarf and stripes, tie dye maxi dress worn knottedblack ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAM in the office

Perfect for pregnancyred tartan scarf in first trimester, tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, RMK ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM in third trimester.


TMI Tag Video: 50 Questions About Me



Just for fun I thought I'd add this tag video I did recently - my friend Tess from NaptimeNigella tagged me to answer 50 different questions. Nice way to find out a little more about me!




What I wore:

black maxi dress with cobalt blue leather jacket and tartan scarf for winter | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM bag in crook of arm with black maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | black maxi dress layered up for winter with plaid scarf cobalt leather jacket colourful layers
JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
Scarf: blue tartan scarf
Dressblack Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit formula above so much, I did what I frequently do and copied it again to wear it with different pieces. I picked a plain black maxi dress this time, with the bright cobalt leather jacket and the only print in the outfit was my blue tartan scarf. I think this outfit worked really well. I've worn and liked the scarf and jacket together before, so it was an easy option when wondering what to wear with this dress.

Again, I kept things simple with the bag, sticking with the neutral Rebecca Minkoff MAM. We took the boys into the city for something a little different. It was quite a big day for them, as afterwards we went over to my friend's place to watch Church Online together. The boys were definitely exhausted at the end of the night! The day was lots of fun though.


Last worn: cobalt leather jacket, blue tartan scarf, black halterneck maxi dress, black ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to wearcobalt leather jacket and printed jeans, blue tartan scarf and double denim, black halterneck maxi dress and kimono, black ankle boots and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancytartan scarf in first trimester, black halterneck maxi dress in second trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester.



Tartan Scarves Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Maxi dresses don't have to be confined to the summer months! With some winter essentials like boots, a leather jacket and a cosy scarf, you can make them work for winter. Colourful tartan (aka plaid) scarves like these add a bit of colour and fun to a winter outfit too, and are a great pop against neutral dresses.


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39 comments:

  1. Both of these outfits are fabulous, Mica! Both leather jackets are gorgeous and look great paired with maxi dresses. I especially like the second outfit. I love the blue jacket with the blue tartan scarf. So pretty! Hope you have a great weekend, Mica. XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! I really like the scarf and jacket together!

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  2. Maxis definitely look great with leather jackets! We do get snow here so styling them for Winter is a bit harder for New Englanders, haha.
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. haha yes snow makes it harder to wear long hems!

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  3. Those jackets make the maxis look so perfect for the colder weather!!
    I'm going to have to try this come winter!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Glad I could give you the idea for winter! :)

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  4. Congrats on hitting 30 wears on the dress. Your blue leather jacker is amazing. I hope you have a great weekend. We have nothing planned for this weekend.

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

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    1. Thanks Amy! I'm pleased I hit 30 wears on this! :)

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  5. Lovely outfits, Mica! I really like the plaid scarves with the leather jackets, and now I must find a plaid scarf! This calls for a trip to the thrift store, lol! See what you've done?? ;-P

    I always love seeing Cooper photo-bombing you - what a cutie in his winter hoodie! Have a wonderful weekend, hon!

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    1. haha I hope you manage to find a similar scarf! :) Poor Cooper has been so cold lately!

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  6. Wow! Maxi dresses look fantastic on you! Especially with that beautiful blue jacket!

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  7. Hi Mica, beautiful looks! I really adore the blue jacket. It is so vibrant and cute and the gray bag compliments well! As always, perfect winter layering!

    We are headed out for some exciting am water sports:) I pray that you have a blessed weekend!

    Tiff
    Http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  8. I bought a new maxi dress that I hope will work with a leather jacket and ankle boots to when fall arrives here.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. I hope this outfit idea does work for you in the cooler weather! :)

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  9. Love the colorful scarf in the first outfit, and that beautiful blue in the second.

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  10. Dear Mica, so great to wear maxi dresses instead of jeans during winter! And I love it how you combined your maxi dresses! I like both of your looks and the second one is definitely my fav :) No wonder, you liked it also!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  11. I love the combination of a maxi dress, scarf and jacket. Both outfits are great.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  12. I love this, maxi dresses are so comfortable! You look beautiful!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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  13. Love the two maxi dresses, Mica:) They pair well with the jackets for sure, and love the tartan scarf. And that's a great tag vid. Thanks for sharing:) I like chocolate and caramel too, and so cool to hear about how you got your blog/YouTube name. I didn't know that's what it meant:)

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    1. Thanks Emmy! So glad you found the video interesting! :)

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  14. love the maxi dresses that u pair with the jacket. It looks comfy and great on you ^^

    torichux3.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi Mica
    I discover a pattern in the way you dress. You have the week of maxi dtesses, you have the week of color jeans and so on.
    I love maxi dresses all year. And when they brings good memories even more i like then. Thats what is happen with you. Love the first look.
    Hope you have a happy sunday.
    Xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. haha I do tend to cycle through outfit formulas in my posts :) I don't think I've ever done a week of one formula though - that would be fun to try! :)

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  16. Beautiful scarves, I love tartan print. Fabulous maxi dresses as well...such a great alternative to jeans during winter. Looking good!

    Have a nice Sunday!

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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  17. You always inspire me to think about my wardrobe a little differently Mica! I would always have shut away my maxi dresses once Summer had come to a sad end but there's really no reason when you can just layer up! I'm loving the pops of tartan too! Instantly makes everything so cosy!

    Musings & More

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    1. Thank you Emily! I'm so glad you can get some outfit inspiration! :)

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  18. This is a adorable outfit!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  19. I love scarves, they are always a super glam accessory!
    Cool looks doll!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  20. I love these layered outfits especially the purple maxi dress. My office is so cold I need to dress up like this!

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  21. Gorgeous dresses hunny! Tell me about being a stuck in a jean rut, I often fall into it! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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    1. It's nice to have alternatives to jeans to fall back on! :)

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  22. Maxi Dresses are actually the best and probably my favourite clothing piece. They are so easy to wear and always makes you look stylish as heck! Love how you've also converted it into a winter warmer piece!

    The Hidden Thimble - View our Latest Post

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    1. Thanks! I like to enjoy them year round, they are awesome! :)

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  23. I love the leather jacket over maxi dress, this is such a chic fall combination.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  24. The second outfit really stands out with the bright blue jacket and the scarf! A maxi dress is definitely a fun look for fall!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  25. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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  26. Fun video ! You're taller than me ;)

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