Wednesday, 5 September 2018

SAHM Life: Navy Dresses, Colourful Scarves and Mater Nappies

Talking about Mater nappies today, and sharing some dress outfits I wore recently. Because sometimes it's nice to break out of the stay at home mum default outfit of jeans and pull on a pretty dress!

Bright scarves make accessorising a printed dress really fun. As a bright and colourful scarf is bold enough on it's own, I try to wear it with a nice neutral outfit. In both of the outfits below I've layered up a navy printed dress with tights, ankle boots, and then a bold pop of colour with a scarf and my mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

What I wore:

navy printed shift dress with orange scarf and mustard yellow micro regan bag SAHM shopping style | awayfromblue

navy printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff mustard yellow harvest gold micro regan bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram fashion scarf girl orange plain crinkle scarf navy shift dress, ankle boots
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in orange (c/o)
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This is what I wore to go to the closing down sale of my favourite opshop. There was a big 'fill a bag for $2' sale which I was lucky enough to wrangle the morning browsing at while hubby stayed home with the kids. It was supposed to be a warm day, but it was a cold early morning start for me so I wanted a nice cosy scarf to add to my outfit. I thought this one was perfect, the orange really pops with the navy and the little mustard micro Regan bag was another touch of colour that worked so well with the dress.

Had a fun morning browsing, filling two bags full of things for the boys and I. You can see what we got here. After I headed to Kmart, picked up a pair of shoes I'd been lusting over, and was back home in time for swim lessons. We ended up going out for lunch after, so I was glad I dressed up a little in this dress. Although I was grateful for the tights underneath, this dress can seem a little short when you're constantly bending down to toddler level!


Last worn: Zara navy printed dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag. First time I've worn the orange crinkle scarf on the blog as it's a recent addition to my wardrobe.

Other ways to wearZara navy printed dress in summer, black ankle boots and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyZara navy printed dress in third trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester.


Mater Nappies Review


Full disclosure - I received these nappies to try from Mater for the purposes of reviewing them, after chatting with the brand at the Blogger's Brunch a few weeks ago. I've also used these nappies before when my little one was a baby.


Mater Nappies for Toddlers Review | away from the blue blog

What Are Mater Nappies?

Nappies developed by Mater Mother's Hospitals! They are part of Australia's first product range developed by a hospital. Welcoming over 10,000 babies a year into the Mater Mother's Hospitals around Australia, they know babies well!

Benefits

The nappies are made from ultra-soft breathable material, dermatologically tested and proven not to cause skin irritation. The toddler nappies have double leg cuffs and provide triple protection against leaks, as well as a super-absorbent core.


Our Experience

As mentioned above, I've tried Mater nappies before. When my youngest was hospitalised as a baby almost 2 years ago (see pic above). During our extended stay at the Mater the hospital provided the nappies for us to use. I liked them and had no issues with them. When we went home though, we also went home with a bunch of medical equipment and a baby with a NG tube - both things we needed training on before we were discharged. We went back to our usual nappy brand we had lying around as it was easier and life continued on. Talking to the ladies from Mater during the Bloggers Brunch, I told them a little about my son's story and decided to give the nappies another try now he's bigger.

We found that the Mater nappies didn't leak - I think that's the biggest plus right there! During some of the time we were trialling the nappies, my little one was on a course of antibiotics so you can be assured they were tested to the max!

Will I Repurchase?

Yes! They are not only a product that works for us, I also like that the proceeds from the sale of the Mater Baby Products go to support Mater Little Miracles, funding specialist life-saving care and research for babies in Australia. If you're interested, you can get them online here or find a stockist here.




What I wore:

navy stripe tee dress with ankle boots and yellow accessories linen love quotes scarf | away from blue

bright yellow scarf with mustard yellow rebecca minkoff micro regan bag in harvest gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | stripe tee dress with yellow scarf and rebecca minkoff micro regan bag accessories
ScarfLove Quotes knotted tassel linen scarf in sunshine yellow
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit formula above so much, I repeated a similar one again, as I like to do! This time, I picked a bright yellow Love quotes scarf to go with the striped navy tee dress, but I kept the bag and ankle boots the same. These ankle boots are the most comfortable I've ever owned, I was sad to see the brand shut up shop a couple of years ago!

While the linen scarf is a bold bright yellow and the Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag is more mustard, I think the two different shade worked well together in this outfit.

Wore this for a fun day out shopping with my mum and the boys. I got some early Christmas present ideas for the boys as we went around the stores. It was such a good day out, even if I didn't buy anything for myself. I'd been eyeing a dress in Jeanswest for an upcoming wedding, but I was a bit disappointed when I saw it in person. I did like this outfit a little more than the one above - the dress is a more mum-friendly length, with the hem longer in the back!


Last worn: yellow Love quotes scarf, navy stripe tee dress, black ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag (above).

Other ways to wearyellow Love quotes scarf and tie dye maxi dress, navy stripe tee dress in spring, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyyellow Love quotes scarf in second trimester, navy stripe tee dress, black ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and maxi skirt.



Orange and Yellow Scarves Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

It's easy to stick to neutral outfits in winter, as you're guaranteed all your layers will go together! But it's nice to add a touch of colour through bright accessories. I love my colourful handbags, but a bold and bright scarf is another fun way to accessorise. Bright citrus colours like orange and yellow are a great pop against navy outfits.


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Some items in this post were provided to me for review purposes. As always: all thoughts, opinions and photographs are my own.

67 comments:

  1. Love your look babe!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: TWO PIECES SET

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  2. Hi Mica both looks are really cute! I adore how you layered with bold scarves to add a fun and chic touch to each look. The diapers seem awesome and no leaks is a big win:) Well, I pray you are having a great day pretty lady.

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. Thanks Tiff! Yes, definitely the best feature to have with nappies, haha!

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  3. Im loving the colour yellow at the moment so i am in love with the scarf! Gives the outfit a nice pop of colour!

    Darriyan x
    www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Darriyan! It's a fun way to add some colour to an outfit! :)

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  4. I love both these dresses, and they look fab on you, Mica. The orange and yellow go really with the navy blue. And I so want those ankle boots. They look so comfy:)

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    1. Thanks Emmy! They are such comfortable boots, I love them! :)

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  5. My favourite piece out of these two looks would have to be the bright yellow scarf - the thicker texture of the material looks fabulous too with that navy blue dress!

    Hope you're having a fabulous week so far Mica!!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thanks Gabby! I do love the colour and texture of the scarf!

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  6. It's amazing how the bright color scarves can add so much to any dress, Mica!!
    Both of these are so lovely!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I think navy is a great colour to add bright scarves to!

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  7. I’m sure you had a nice time shopping alone, though it must’ve felt a bit weird? Whenever I’m out for a period of time without Aviah, it just feels weird to me, lol. I enjoy the time of not rushing, but I’m just so used to having her with me all the time. Anyway, I love your new scarf and both outfits are so pretty with the pops of color. Also, thanks for sharing Thur thoughts on the diapers. I’ve been using The Honest Company since Aviah was born and have loved them, but I think the idea of a hospital based brand is rather interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. Thanks Jalisa! Yes, it's so rare (but wonderful!) to have alone time shopping, it's strange whenever I'm without the kids! It is a great brand, lovely idea for the hospital to do!

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  8. Now that is nice that you got to meet the brand again at the event after using the nappies so long ago! I would also use a product if I knew that they'd be giving part of the profit to a charitable organization, especially if it is childrens care.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Thanks Anne! Yes it is so nice that they support the foundation, it's a wonderful way to help babies!

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  9. hello Mica
    I also love colorful scarves have such a good vibe.
    I don't even want to believe that people are already thinking about Christmas presents !!
    I like your second look. But you look great in both.
    And I'm seeing new projects here with the presentation of these fantastic nappies for babies.
    Good luck





    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Haha yes it is early, but I like to be prepared and spread the purchases out a little :)

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  10. Hello,

    Oh, amazing !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr/

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  11. You have the best layered looks! Can't wait for fall to begin here. I adore that print on your dress.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  12. Ooo I'm loving these colorful scarves! Love both outfits on you!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  13. Sounds like a great diaper. Specially since they don't leak. Love the orange scarf with the black dress. Hope you are having a great week so far.

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

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    1. haha yes, that is the most essential requirement of a nappy for sure!

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  14. This is a great formula: bright scarf and dress. It's such a good combo.

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    1. Thanks Lorena! Such an easy combo too! :)

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  15. Love these bold scarves Mica! Off topic but I was wondering if you've ever bought a LV bag from the Real Real or Yoogi's Closet?

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. I haven't bought anything from the Real Real, but I have bought some Balenciaga bags from Yoogi's Closet :) Really happy with them!

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  16. I am absolutely loving these outfits, the scarves are gorgeous as well, it's so nice to add a pop of colour :)

    Love, Kate x

    www.kate-and-co.blogspot.com

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  17. Scarves add such a beautiful detail to the look and I love how you make them pop. Those dresses look stunning on you!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  18. Both looks are gorgeous!! I love bright colored accessories as it adds that fun touch into any outfit! The yellow one is my fav! You look really lovely x
    have a wonderful day, Mica!

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  19. Love both outfits, as per usual, but I am loving the print of your first dress!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  20. Cheers to the hospital developing something useful for the babies, I think the concept is good and makes sense. I love your little mustard colour bag. <3 I am finally back from holiday and blogging now.
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Thank you! It is such a nice thing for the hospital to do!

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  21. How I love these colors, I adore that navy printed dress and that bright yellow is so sensational on you. I am so glad you were able to purchase so much when you are favorite store close. I can’t imagine how many outfits you will create.
    Stay well beautiful.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks Elle! Yes I'm so sad it's closing, but glad there was one big last sale, haha!

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  22. So glad you're going to try them out again (the diapers) I do love the bright yellow and orange scarves for fall!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Yes it's been great being able to wear them again!

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  23. Your bright scarf s outfits look great! And that fill a bag thing sounds so fun!

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  24. Loving both looks on you darling. As for the nappies so great when you find nappies that don't leak. Have a wonderful day!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. Yes it's wonderful to find a brand you can rely on, haha!

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  25. I'm not quite sure what happened, but I seem to have been away from your blog for too long!! Hope you are well, and looking forward to summer - yay! Both those scarves are right up my street! Love a scarf and if it's a bright colour then even better. Happy Thursday Mica. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thanks Jacqui! Bright scarves are so fun to wear :)

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  26. Both scarves look so pretty against your navy dresses, Mica! Orange and yellow are such vibrant and fun colours and look great on you! Hope you've had a great week so far. XXX

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  27. That sounds like a fun sale! And I love the bright pops of color from both of your scarves. I really want some more brightly colored scarves now! I also love the color of your bag. It's so gorgeous!

    I hope you're having a wonderful week. :)

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

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  28. Both of these dresses are so cute, and I love the beautiful bright scarves you paired with them! Totally understand about the dress length + toddler life! It definitely helps to have a few extra inches for that!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Yes a little extra length is helpful for a mum, haha!

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  29. I love these colorful scarfs, so cute x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  30. Ooh I love how the bright scarves really pop against the neutral dresses. I agree that it can be easy to get into a jeans rut at home--it's fun to pull out a dress to wear sometimes!

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    1. Thanks Shea! It is nice to change it up a little :)

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  31. I really love the way a colorful scarf just pumps up a look!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  32. Yes to nappies that don't leak! Heheh. I really like the pop of bold scarves over neutral outfits. You wear them so beautifully. I hope you are enjoying the cold weather there as it allows you to experiment with layering. It's only cold today after a whole day of rain and I wore a cardigan! But only for a while ;) I think it will be sunny tomorrow and I'm looking forward to my evening walk :D I wish you a stupendous week!

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    1. Thanks Shanaz! :) I am enjoying it starting to warm up a little here so I can spend some time without jackets, I'm hoping for a warm spring!

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  33. These two outfits are two of my favourites from you. I don't know if it is the scarves, but I love them. Lovely dresses and love the comfort a lot. You look wonderful mami.
    These nappies sound great for sure.
    Hope your week is going well. Can't wait for the weekend. :-)

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much May! They were fun outfits to wear :)

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  34. Love your looks! Yellow scarves are so fun!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  35. I love the bright scarves! So cheerful!

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  36. Your first outfit is right up my street hun!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  37. Nappies must be pretty convenient to your baby.
    And also that scarf looks so chic on you

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. Thanks Jane! They really are, a baby essential! :)

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  38. These are both awesome looks, Mica - your scarf game is stellar! The orange is SO good with the navy print, and that bright yellow is amazing on you! I hope you're having a good week!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I love orange and blue together!

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  39. I think I read this on facebook the other day, but forgot to come back and comment! Those bright scarves are beautiful with your dresses! Now that the weather is cooling off I need to find a place for my scarves in my closet so I see them more and remember to wear them. I love the way you use them to add color and interest to your outfits!

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    1. THanks so much for coming back to comment Laura! :)

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  40. Such a cute pop of color dear! Lovely scarves you have here.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  41. I love the yellow and the orange scarf, so pretty! I always adore bright neckwear!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  42. I love this post :)

    https://ordinaryblondie9.blogspot.com/2018/09/red-heels-for-town-walk.html

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  43. Thank you all for your lovely comments! :)

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