Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Basic Tees, Prints, Black Jeans and Metallic Flats with Rebecca Minkoff Bags

The one benefit to Brisbane's lovely spring weather suddenly being replaced with a wet and cold spring week is that I got to continue to layer for a little longer. I took the opportunity to try some bolder outfits, with a little print mixing in the first outfit and some bright colours in the second outfit. Despite the very different resulting outfits, the formula was the same with basic tees, black jeans and metallic ballet flats.

What I wore:

print mixing skinny jeans and red tee outfit: skull scarf and stripes | awayfromblue

 Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag on arm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | plain red tee with black print mixing skull scarf and stripe outfit
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
Scarfred and black skull print scarf
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in terracotta
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

I wanted to wear this Rebecca Minkoff Avery bag again, I had worn it over the warmer weekend and really liked it so decided to wear it on this day too. Even though the shades of red with the plain tee, skull scarf and Avery bag are all different, I liked how well they worked together with the black.

This wasn't the outfit I had planned! Hubby and I had another kid-free morning with an appointment and then a lunch date. I'd picked out a dress to wear but the cold and rainy morning made me change my mind and go for a staple skinny jeans outfit. It was a good excuse to give this striped duster a wear too, a bit too cold for winter wear but perfect for spring.

We had a productive morning, but I did regret the striped duster outfit choice when we headed to the bay for lunch - it was really cold and windy, not perfect stroll along the beach weather as we'd hoped. Lunch was good though, and I did really like the print mix of the skull scarf and stripes together. I love pairing my skull print scarves with stripes for a bit of print mixing.


Last worn: striped duster, skull scarf, red tee, prima skinny jeans, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff  micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearstriped duster and monochrome outfit, skull scarf and red jumper, red tee in the office, prima skinny jeans and teal henley, gold mouse flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancystriped duster in second trimester, skull scarf in third trimester, prima skinny jeans in second trimester, gold mouse flats in second trimester.


My Rebecca Minkoff Handbag Collection:




What I wore:

colourful accessories with monochrome printed jeans outfit: orange and mint | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | SAHM style printed skinny jeans monochrome outfit with colourful bold accessories
JacketCotton On black knit wrap cardigan
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in orange (c/o)
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in dark green
PantsSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

After being too cold on the windy day above, I picked a cosier topper for this outfit, my black belted cardigan. It's the belt you can see hanging down in the insta photo, in case you were wondering! It was much warmer for a busy but cold day, with daycare for the boys, working from home, and then my son's specialist appointment in the afternoon.

You might recall I mentioned when I bought this tee that it's actually a dark green! It really does look grey in particular lights, and looks so grey here with the black cardigan and printed jeans.

I picked the bright accessories as I remembered this old outfit with the orange scarf, olive tee and aquamarine bag. I thought I could recreate it with this orange crinkle scarf. I really like the aqua and orange combo, and it really pops with the monochromatic outfit. I love how the chevrons on the jeans tie in with the crinkle texture on the scarf - although that wasn't planned, a happy coincidence I noticed when I reviewed the photos!


Last worn: black belted cardigan, dark green tee, orange crinkle scarf, chevron print jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearblack belted cardigan and skater dress, dark green tee and lace skirt, orange crinkle scarf and navy dress, chevron print jeans with pink and blue, silver ballet flats and grey jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblack belted cardigan in first trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag in third trimester.



Basic Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A basic block colour tee is a wardrobe staple and so easy to dress up or down. With a plain tee, you can add interest to your outfits in other ways. It makes print mixing easy as the plain tee goes with any other prints you want to wear. Of course if you aren't a fan of print mixing, you can use a neutral basic tee as the base of an outfit you add colourful accessories too, as I've done with the scarf and bag in the second outfit.




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56 comments:

  1. I am loving the pops of bright colors in both of your outfits! That cardigan is so cute, too. Hopefully you get some warmer weather soon. :)

    Have a great week!

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

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! I'm glad we have some warmer weather now :)

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  2. Love the bright blue with the orange, perfect colour blocking!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  3. I love the mix of prints and colours in these outfits, Mica! The stripes and the skulls are so cool together, and love how you mixed the turquoise and the orange.
    We're in different parts of the world but our weather's the same right now! I just wish we have summer coming up like you guys:D
    Hope you're having a lovely night.

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    1. Thanks Emmy! It's nice when our season overlap, even if it's briefly! :)

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  4. You know I don't remember you wearing a lot of red, Mica, but it looks great on you! That first outfit is so pretty and striking! Glad to hear you're getting some nice spring weather!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! I have a couple of red pieces I've been trying to wear more recently!

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  5. I really like how you mixed prints in the first outfit...in fact, I'm going to have to copy that!! It's always a bummer when it's not warm enough..
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Glad I could inspire you Jodie, even if I didn't like how cold the outfit made me, haha!

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  6. Love the first outfit. Looks great on you. I especially like the long striped cardigan.
    X, Julie | This Main Line Life

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  7. Love the red bag! So cute! In my opinion red is the perfect color for fall :)
    xoxo
    Lara

    www.verylara.com

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  8. I love the orange bag! ♥

    londonkidx.blogspot.com

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  9. Loving both of these looks so much. The striped cardy is so fun and the scarf is adorable with it!! Glad you had a lovely lunch with your hubby... so nice to sneak away with the ones we love!! xo

    www.girlandcloset.com

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    1. Very true - was good to have some time together!

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  10. Oh cute outfits darling
    The bags are really pretty
    xx

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  11. You definitely prove that formula dressing works with these two outfits Mica! Fabulous combinations of color and prints!

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    1. Thanks Ro :) I love my outfit formulas!

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  12. I adore your red and orange pieces! You are making a bold and beautiful statement as you to step into spring. I pray you are having a wonderful week pretty lady.

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  13. That first outfit reminds me of fall! The orange/rust shades are so pretty together! It's so nice you and your hubby were able to get out and have some one on one time!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. These would make great autumn outfits too! :) Yes, it was nice having that time together.

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  14. red suits you so well dear! Very beautiful outfits ♥Selina | Selinas Inspiration

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  15. The first outfit is so cute and I love your handbag x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  16. I noticed right away how the chevron in your pants echos the chevron in the scarf. They are great together! I love how your skull scarf and stripes look paired together. I don't wear red much, but I really like it on other people!

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    1. Thanks Laura - the scarf and jeans do look great together! I should wear red more often, it's a fun colour! :)

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  17. I LOVE that first outfit - the skull scarf is marvelous with the stripes. All that dark red makes me happy. The orange and turquoise mix in the second outfit is awesome. Happy week, Mica!

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  18. Love the pops of color! Such a cute look!

    x Nicole
    www.nicolegramcko.com

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  19. I love the first outfit, Mica! I love the mix of red and black with the stripes and that fabulous skulls scarf. I love the cute shoes too! How great that the chevron pattern in the scarf and jeans match each other perfectly in the second outfit! ;) Hope you're having a good week so far, Mica! XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! I loved the way they matched too!

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  20. That s funny about grey and dark green. I have a green sweater and hubby says it s grey! You have a pretty collection bags !

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    1. It is interesting how different this tee looks in different lights - sounds like your top!

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  21. Ooh who knew stripes and skulls are fabulous together? What a great pattern pairing! The chevron leggings are so cool with the scarf as well!

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    1. Thank you! I love pairing my skull scarves with stripes :)

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  22. Love that first outfit, so interesting with the different style patterns. Love the pop of red too. Please do join the #chicandstylish #linkup today. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  23. First one is my favorite one but both of them are great- I love this colors on you

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  24. Loving the pop of colour hun, looking great!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  25. I love the first outfit, with red being my favorite color. The stripes and the skulls mix very well and overall it looks fun and edgy. Sorry to hear it was a little cold though.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Thanks Anne! my own fault for not taking into account the wind by the bay!

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  26. I have to admit I have a weakness for printed pants and therefore your second look is really my taste. Perfect for that day and sometimes a comfy outfit can't be beaten!
    For sure I love also your first look, so cool and comfy!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  27. So beautiful!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

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  28. I adore those jazzy trousers! It's a shame about the wind, that's my least favourite type of weather! Hope you're having a lovely week
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

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  29. I just LOVE the little print mix in the first look, Mica! So cute on you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  30. Those skinny is the second outfit are super fun and different. Ya to a kid free morning.

    https://amy-bunch-575i.squarespace.com/blog-home/

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  31. Ooh I love the bold orange and red accents in these looks Mica. They really brighten up those looks. I love both of those flats too, they're so cute and I love that they're really versatile too.

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    1. Thanks Shea! they are fun colours to accessorise with :)

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  32. Skinnies are my favourites too, add a sweater or a cardi and your good to go. Love how you incorporate those pops of colour.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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    1. I agree, such a wardrobe staple!

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  33. Love the colours! You styled it well too.

    Asha xo http://www.ageofyouth.co.uk

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  34. Great pop of color. I am wishing for cooler temperatures and the coming of Fall weather!

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  35. I love the color scheme in the first look and the bright accessories in the second. You always pick such lovely colors for your outfits.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. Thanks Kathrin! I'm trying to be more adventurous with colour :)

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  36. I REALLY love your first outfit (the second one is really nice, too!). Just the colors scream Fall to me. I love metallics in shoeware (is that a word?!) lately!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. If it's not a word it should be! It's an awesome trend too! :)

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  37. I love the color scheme of the outfit and the pop of gold from your shoes. Really chic look dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  38. Thank you all for your sweet comments :)

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  39. Dear Mica ! I am back. Thanks for message, I was out on vacation and then on a work trip and then a few more days of vacations. I am just catching up !
    Absolutely loved the first look, the skull print, bag and stripes go spectacularly well together.

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