Monday, 19 November 2018

Print Mixing: Printed Dresses, Leopard Flats and Pink Bags

When I first bought these leopard print flats, I saw myself wearing them with plain outfits, to let them be the standout print. I decided to try stretch myself a little and wore some printed dresses with the leopard print shoes. Keeping things simple, I stuck with black and white dresses to match the colour of the shoes.

What I wore:

striped fit and flare dress with leopard print ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff small darren bag | away from blue

striped dress, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony pink | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | black and white print mixing fit and flare dress leopard flats outfit with pastel pink darren bag
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
DressJeanswest 'Rita' stripe jersey dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava White leopard ballet flats (new purchase)
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

I hadn't been feeling too well when I wore this - I'd been to the doctor the day before and was signed off for the day. I woke up expecting to feel better, still feeling pretty terrible. Got myself and the boys dressed and ready and dropped them off at daycare, where I was promptly asked if I was okay as I wasn't my usual self. Realised that all I wanted to do was go home and sleep so went home, let work know I wouldn't be in, and booked another appointment to see the doctor who then gave me more time off work.

I wouldn't usually be so dressed up for a doctors appointment, but I'd planned my outfit before so it was easy to grab and go, and I had started the day not feeling too sick.

Does feel like this was a bit of a waste of an outfit as I really liked the print mixing with the striped dress and leopard print flats, and the pastel pink Darren bag was a cute addition. Ended up taking everything off when I got home and defaulting to trackie dacks to curl up on the sofa and doze and watch netflix!


Last worn: striped fit and flare dress, bead necklace, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren. First time I've worn the leopard print flats on the blog as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearstriped fit and flare dress and purple bag, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren and pencil skirt.


Perfect for pregnancystriped fit and flare dress in second trimester.



More Printed Dress Inspiration: 30 Ways To Wear a Tie Dye Dress







What I wore:

little black printed tiered babydoll dress with leopard print flats and pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga RH classic city bag in 2010 sorbet pink | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress babydoll sundress with leopard print flats pink balenciaga bag
Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava White leopard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Felt much better when I wore this outfit! Unfortunately, the day was not any more fun! Had to go do my taxes. Not very exciting! We did do a little Christmas shopping afterwards, but came home empty handed.

Since I liked the outfit combination above so much, I tried it again, with a black and white printed dress to compliment the black and white shoes. This time I went with a bolder pink bag, my sorbet Balenciaga city. Perfect size for holding all the paperwork I had to take to and from my appointment.

I did just post this dress recently, but I love it in spring and summer. It's so light, fun to wear and it's a nice length for spending time with the boys - not too short! Kmart still sell them too - they have the same style in lots of different designs at the moment.


Last worn: tiered dress, knotted heart necklace, leopard print flats (above), Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to weartiered dress layered for winter, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and sheath dress.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga sorbet city bag in third trimester.



Leopard Print Flats Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

It's easy to wear printed shoes with plain neutral pieces, but you can try something different by wearing them with a printed dress. To keep things simple and cohesive, pick a dress that matches the colours in the shoes. You can add a bright and colourful handbag to your outfit also as it can add interest to your outfit without clashing with the prints.


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75 comments:

  1. Leopard prints indeed, look so chic and fierce! Love the looks, and you look beautiful, carina!

    Marie
    The Flower Duet

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  2. There you are in my favourite shoes! It's funny you should be highlighting the pink bags - I needed a hot pink clutch for a wedding next month and it's so hard to find a pink bag! I found one in the end though :)

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    1. Glad you found one! It can be tricky to find the perfect bag sometimes!

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  3. I love both outfits but would probably choose to wear the second one more. Love your pink bag btw

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  4. Love both looks but that first one is my fave. I adore the combo of the black and white with the pink. That bag is perfect!

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  5. I hope you are feeling better Mica. I love both dresses and the pattern mix of leopard to each look. I am a fan of stripes and leopard as it has worked out well for me too. Every time I see your Darren bag I want it more each time! Love the peony color. Happy Monday and hope your day is going well so far.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. It is an awesome bag! :) I am feeling better thank you :)

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  6. Those shoes are so cute, Mica! I love the stylish print and they look so comfy too! They look great with both dresses and I love both the pale pink and bright pink bags. Hope your week is off to a great start, Mica! XXX

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  7. I really love that first dress on you. It suits you so well!

    rhymeandribbons.com

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  8. I love the mix of leopard flats with other prints and I do use them a lot when I'm wearing olive greens pants or shirts, too. I see in your list of leopard print flats for under $50 you've included the AEO flats. I've had these for years and they're so darned comfortable - I love them! And they're apparently on sale for $17.99 right now. I love your look and you did an amazing job of not looking sick in the first set!

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    1. They sounds like great flats! :) It's a bit warm right now but I hope to wear them more with olive pants when the weather cools :)

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  9. Leopard for the win! These are great flats for pairing with plains and prints. It's good you got a chance to rest up and recover while the boys were at daycare, a little doze is always a good idea when you're unwell!

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. Yes it was nice to be able to do that - so rare to get to nap as a mum, haha!

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  10. Those shoes are such a good buy, Mica, and love the dresses you paired them with. Good to hear you're feeling better:) And I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I love how you explain your decision on how you come up with your outfits, and whether they worked out for the day or not. :)
    Have a lovely day/night!

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    1. Thanks Emmy! I'm glad you like the format of my posts! :)

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  11. I see a cute little photo bomber in that last pic! :) Sorry to hear you were sick! That's no fun all. Both of these dresses are so cute and flattering. Love them paired with the pink bags!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. haha yes, the boys are never far away when I'm taking photos!

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  12. Cute dresses. Love the stripes!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  13. You look beautiful in both dresses, but as I'm a big fan of stripes so the first one is my favorite. I love how you have styled both dresses perfectly. I'm in love with your Darren bag.
    Have a nice Monday <3
    Kisses
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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  14. You look so cute in this little black dress, Happy Monday Mica. xx

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  15. Your shoes are so cute!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2018/11/styling-with-lookbook-store.html

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  16. Lovely black dress, dear!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: VEGAS BABY | 4 LOOKS!!

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  17. I love the mix! Those leopard print shoes are the cutest! SO chic, as always!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.com

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  18. YOUR BAGS <3 I wish I had such a collection!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Anastasia
    http://www.natbees.com/

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  19. I own leopard flats that i wear only with black outfits. Maybe they wouldn't look too bad with some prints?

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Definitely give them a try with other prints! :)

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  20. These shoes are lovely and I like both outfits but second is my favorite.
    I'm glad you feel better, have a wonderful week!:)

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  21. These are such a cute ballerina flats. I like leopard pattern and how you style it. Also you always have such a beautiful bags. I really like this one.

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  22. Love how you styled these outfits! You look beautiful! xx
    www.zoeandtima.blogspot.com

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  23. Glad to hear you were feeling much better by the second outfit. Though getting your taxes done is never fun. You looked very stylish though. I love how went monochrome with your print mixing and added a pop of color with a pink bag in both of these looks.

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    1. haha thank you, taxes are just one of those painful things that must be done!

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  24. I’m glad you are feeling better!! I love how you are mixing prints, and I love the leopard shoes! I like that they are flat, I love flats that are a bit bold, and that stand out, they really make an outfit pop! And thank you for the list of leopard flats under $50!

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    1. No worries :) They are definitely a fun addition to my shoe collection!

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  25. Ah yes mixing prints is so fun. Love the stripes with polkadots and pale pink bag. So pretty and just as pretty with the black and white dress as well

    Allie of
    www.aliienyc.com

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  26. I really like the white leopard print flats! I bet they are really versatile and perfect for the warmer weather with the lighter color! Love them with the striped dress and the pale pink bag in the first outfit!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  27. I love the striped dress. So sorry to hear you were feeling so bad, but glad it sounds you're feeling better!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  28. I LOVE your flats, Mica! They work so well with both dresses. Glad you're starting to feel better! Our house has been battling some never ending flu bugs lately too. You gotta love this time of year!

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    1. I hope you feel better soon! Flu season is the worst!

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  29. Great idea to toe the dress! You look fabulous in maxi dresses!

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  30. your bag is cute and the mix is cool
    Thank you for sharing
    Latest
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  31. Those are cute flats and both dresses went well with it. I like your pink bags, both have contrasting sizes but so fun and pretty. Hope you have a great midweek!

    www.busyandfab.com

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  32. I like so much this first look- this triped dress is so lovely xx

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  33. I hope you're feeling better, Mica!
    I love your leopard flats paired with the striped dress!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  34. Oh Mica, I know what you mean about "wasting an outfit" - ha! I hope you feel better. I do love the pink bag of yours, such a pretty color. Of course I think anything pink is pretty - it's my FAVE!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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    1. hehe, glad I'm not the only one who thinks that!

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  35. I hope you're feeling a bit better - being sick is never fun!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  36. The first pale pink handbag is lovely; such a perfect size and I completely adore the colour as well - so sugary sweet! Hope you're having a fabulous week so far, Mica :)

    aglassofice.com x

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  37. I'm glad you're feeling better, Mica!!
    Those shoes are wonderful, and I'm so glad you wore them with print dresses this way. And that's not really a waste of an outfit...at least you got a photo of it, and you can easily reproduce it now that you know it's a winner!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes I will have to rewear this again when I'm feeling better!

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  38. So sorry you felt that bad on the day with the 1st look. But I understand you loved the look as it is a beautiful combination and therefore also the 2nd look is really my taste. The leopard flats are really perfect with these patterned dresses!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  39. The shoes are so cute

    https://vanessaciliberto.com/
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  40. I always consider leopard to be a neutral, and these flats are just fabulous on you!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  41. Pink bags always finish off a look nicely! Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  42. The print mix was such a good idea- and it looks like you're having some warm + lovely summer weather! We're in the middle of fall-to-winter up here in the States and I'm already missing summer, haha!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Definitely summer here now in Brisbane! We have a heatwave at the moment!

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  43. Great mixing ! I love it when a new pair of shoes rocks all your combinations and creates new outfits :)

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    1. It is such a fun way to make new outfits with old favourites! :)

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  44. Oh no!! I hope you are feeling better! I am loving both of these looks and totally jealous it is warm enough to dress so light!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  45. Awe, cute picks! Leopard is definitely becoming more of a staple in everyone’s closets! I like your look - subtle but classy!

    Angela | www.lenorth.com

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  46. Those flats are so fun! I love the mix with that black and white striped dress--they work so well together! Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well though, I hope you're better now.

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  47. Hope you are feeling better now, its awful when we are not ourselves. Love the kmart dress! Your bags are so beautiful and really compliment your dresses! Hope you are having a better week xx

    www.rediscoveringmystyle.com

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  48. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Also love how you paired the shoe with a fun print. This week has been crazy for us. With getting ready for Thanksgiving. Plus getting everything ready for me to go back to work next week.

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

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    1. I hope your return to work has been smooth! :)

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  49. I'm glad you're feeling better.

    Both looks are great. Mixing prints works so well when they are in the same color family. I love that you kept both looks mostly black and white with a pop of color from your bag.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. I love using handbags as pops of colour :)

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  50. I hope you are fully recovered by now. Being sick is never fun. I do love your outfits. Those leopard flats are adorable. They look great paired with that striped dress. It is a very subtle mix of prints especially since they match in colour. The second dress is beautiful as well.

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  51. These pink hues are so pretty! I am loving seeing summery pinks at the moment since we're in freezing cold temperatures over here, ha ha. Love the stripes too, Mica!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  52. Hope you feel better Mica. Love both looks, and the pale pink bag with the black and white looks so good! Take care :-)

    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  53. You're absolutely right about the second hand shopping. I know a couple of people who've bought preloved designer bags in good condition.

    Have a wonderful thanksgiving weekend.

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    1. I've got a lot of my bag collection second hand :)

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  54. Thanks all for your lovely comments - I am feeling better :)

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