Friday, 18 January 2019

Embellished Tanks and Maxi Skirts With Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag

The thing I like about maxi skirts is that they never feel over or under dressed. When wearing both of these maxi skirts below I added some embellished tanks to make them feel just a little more dressed up, and a little more festive for the parties we were going to (back in December!).

What I wore:

sequin embellished tank and navy stripe maxi skirt kid's christmas party | awayfromblue

silk scarf tied in bow around wrist as bracelet and Balenciaga tempete day bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram burgundy sequin embellished tank, balenciaga day bag and navy stripe maxi skirt
DressJeanswest 'Darcy' embellished top in winter coral
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Fashion Scarf Girl Navy and Gold hair scarf (c/o) tied in bow
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

I wore this to the boys daycare party. I'd just worn shorts and a tee earlier in the day, but swapped to this as the maxi skirt gave me more coverage, and I wanted the bigger bag. I'm glad I picked this bag, they got so many things I had to hold and it was nice being hands free! The style challenge for the day was 'sequins and sparkle' so this sequin embellished tank was perfect, and probably overdue a wear! It's been a while since I last wore it.

The boys had a wonderful night at the party, and I was grateful for having picked the maxi skirt to wear with all the running around after them I did and bending down to toddler level!


Last worn: sequin embellished tank, navy scarf, navy stripe maxi skirt, black Havaianas, Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag.

Other ways to wearsequin embellished tank and skinny jeans, navy scarf on a handbag, navy stripe maxi skirt worn two ways, Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag and printed dress.

Perfect for pregnancysequin embellished tank in third trimester, Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag in second trimester.



What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Tempete Day










What I wore:

ombre pink embellished tank with chambray maxi skirt and balenciaga day bag | SAHM Style away from blue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | away from the blue blog

awayfromtheblue instagram ombre embellished tank pink and chambray denim maxi skirt balenciaga day bag
DressJeanswest 'Macy' ombre tank in 'very berry'
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above so much, I repeated a similar thing a few days later. I picked this ombre beaded tank which is such a special piece but again, like the sequin tank above, so sparingly worn due to how delicate it is. Life with two boys under 5 requires a bit of consideration when wearing delicate pieces!

I really liked the pink and blue together of the ombre tank and chambray skirt, and the studded sandals were a simple option. We had a busy day, with the final Christmas food shop in the morning and then a party with our church friends down the coast. This was the perfect outfit to feel cool and pulled together for all those events. I was relieved to see that Woolies wasn't as busy as I anticipated and I grabbed the groceries quite quickly, but it was definitely getting busier as we left.


Last worn: ombre embellished tank, noisy may chambray maxi skirt, studded gladiator sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag (above).

Other ways to wearombre embellished tank and skinny jeans, noisy may chambray maxi skirt and printed tank, studded gladiator sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancyombre embellished tank and hidden second trimester bump, Balenciaga tempete day bag in third trimester.



Embellished Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Anything with a little extra embellishment will feel a bit more pulled together when you add it to an outfit. A simple maxi skirt looks more dressed up when you add an embellished tank, but it creates a simple outfit option, ideal for running around after kids at parties!


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74 comments:

  1. Wow I really love that bag and your outfits are so cute!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  2. Both of these tank tops are so pretty, Mica! I love the colours of both and the embellishments. They look great with the maxi skirts you've paired them with. The bag looks great with both outfits too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mica! XXX

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  3. I'm getting interested in th Balenciaga bags and I can see they are your favorite. The top is so cute on you.
    Wonder Cottage
    The Glossychic

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    1. They are such great bags! I love the ones I have! :)

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  4. You always style your skirts so well! I love the color of that bag, soooo pretty! And goes with everything!
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  5. That ombre tank is lovely! I really like the look and versatility of maxi skirt but somehow I don't own any. All my skirts are midi length which I just find easier to walk around in. Happy weekend Mica!

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    1. I'm too short for midi lengths, they just don't look right on me :( I admire them so much on others!

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  6. Just right for the weather you're having now I expect - please send some sunshine and warmth over to us! Thanks for sharing today. JAcqui Mummabstylish

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    1. I'd gladly send some your way, we have a heatwave at the moment!

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  7. I'm loving these maxi skirts, Mica! They're very pretty!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  8. Love the top outfit, it looks so comfy and perfect for the heat yet still cute and fashionable.
    Thanks for the advice about the embellished tank top, will try it this summer.
    Loren | plaidandsugar.blogspot.ca

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    1. Glad I could inspire you to give it a try! :)

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  9. I agree maxi skirts are awesome wardrobe staples. I am surprised I don't own one though I just layer over my maxi dresses and it seems to work out for me. Love both outfits! Though they are similar, they are also very different. I love the ombré effect of your 2nd outfit while I love the laid back bohemian vibe of the first. Gorgeous Balenciaga bag too Mica!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. I love layering over my maxi dresses to make them into skirts - it's a great trick to use! :)

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  10. You're so right about maxis, Mica!! They just seem a little more dressy than shorts.
    I love both outfits...they are so great with the tanks!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes still just as practical for running around with the kids, haha!

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  11. Love these two maxi skirts with colorful tank tops on top. Add a nice bag like you did and you're ready to go :)
    Have a beautiful day!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  12. The bag is really cute and i really like both looks ^^
    im sure it's pretty warm in there!
    kisses!

    My blog - Lalabetterdayz

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  13. How cool is this outfit. I love your maxi skirt and embellished tank top. Carrying that oversized handbag is also such a lovely statement. !
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. It is such a fun big bag to carry, as it smooshes down so nicely! :)

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  14. Obsessed with both these total sunshine vibe outfits, so pretty and dreamy! I totally agree with you about maxi skirts; you just can't go wrong with them :) I absolutely adore the stunning embellishment of your top and your pink ombre tank is giving me serious heart-eyes! I love the pink and blue together, such a match made in heaven. I'm so glad the boys had a fabulous time at the party! Wishing you the loveliest weekend ahead ♥︎

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Thanks Sophie! You have a lot of pink pieces so I'm pleased you liked my pink outfit! :)

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  15. Both of these outfits are really pretty! You're right that a maxi skirt never feels over or under dressed. I haven't worn one in years but I think I'll try to add one to my summer wardrobe this year. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the warm weather!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. I hope you can find one for summer, they are such a fun option! :)

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  16. I think I prefer the first tank, but they are both very pretty and a nice way to look dressy without going overboard. Have a wonderful weekend, Mica!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! they do add just a little extra to an outfit! :)

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  17. You have some really fun tank tops! I love the ombre one! Big bags are a must with little ones. Sometimes I am carrying so much of their stuff I feel like a pack mule! Haha!

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    1. haha yes, I can't wait until they are bigger and I have to carry less!

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  18. I completely agree that maxi skirts are almost magical in their ability to be appropriate for so many occasions. I love how you styled both of these looks. Embellishments really add so much to an outfit.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  19. I do agree about maxi skirts, they're a great item to have. I like how you paired your with lovely tank tops. You look lovely! Glad to hear you enjoyed a party at a friend house and hat you managed to avoid the crowds at the shop.

    Have a fab weekend!

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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  20. Gorgeous outfit! You definitely know how to rock a maxi skirt! Fantastic choice of bag as well... as usual! Your collection of bags is great!

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    1. hehe thank you, I love my Balenciaga bags!

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  21. Great looks, I really like how you've styled the skirts! I need to get shopping for a maxi skirt!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Glad I could inspire you to want one! :)

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  22. Lovely outfits as always, Mica:) They're both super cute and practical. I so agree how maxi skirts are just right...not too dressed up or down. You wear them well as well:)
    Hope you're having an awesome weekend!

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    1. They are the perfect piece when you don't want to be over or under dressed!

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  23. Love your outfits. Especially your stripy skirt. What a lovely bag too. Just the kind I would go for :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

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  24. You look fabulous in your maxi skirts! I don't look good in maxi skirts, but I love to wear maxi dresses!

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    1. Maxi dresses are even easier to wear! :)

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  25. I totally agree about maxi skirts - they are so easy to style! I really love the second outfit! Your pink ombre tank is super cute!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  26. I really like that first look! I'm such a fan of stripes :)

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  27. I've recently got into maxi skirts myself and I love how versatile they are! As it's winter here I'm tucking jumpers into them but I'm looking forward to warmer weather coming around so I can swap them for strappy tops. Embellishments are a great idea too!

    Musings & More

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    1. They work nicely with knits in cooler weather and I'm sure you will love them just as much in summer too! :)

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  28. Lovely outfits! I wish you a great Sunday!

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  29. I am in love with your Maxi skirt along with your tank. Such cute colors and your bag is so beautiful 😍. I cannot wait for summer to be able to style my summer clothes :) lucky you .
    Love,
    Rama from Chez-Rama
    www.chez-Rama.com

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  30. The scarf bracelet is such a cool idea! My eye went straight to it!

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  31. You rock the maxi skirt look! I like that you find so many nice tops to pair them with. They go well with your Balenciaga bag as well. Oooh, I am a big fan of the ombre tank! Keep rocking your outfits!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  32. wow that bag is amazing!! I like the outfit too :)
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  33. Hi, I love a stripe maxi skirt and it is always good to see another petite lady sharing style ideas! Michelle x

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    1. Thank you! nice to meet another petite blogger! :)

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  34. Love this combo for summer looks! That striped maxi skirt is my fave piece.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  35. I personally love maxi skirts! I prefer wearing them summertime, but they are so fabulous and feminine. Love this post

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    1. They work nicely year round, but mine definitely get worn more in summer too!

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  36. The tank looks super cute and you look amazing darling. Have a wonderful week a head!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  37. Oh very cute the firsdt outfit
    xx

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  38. I hope you had a lovely weekend, and I wish you a great week ahead.

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  39. I can't get enough maxis lately, loving the stripes <3
    Green Fashionista

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  40. Lovely outfits and beautiful smile!
    Happy Sunday doll!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  41. Gotta love maxi skirts!! They are so freeing and airy. I love the comfort of your outfits Mica. Beautiful! :-)
    Hope your weekend has been lovely. Have a blessed week ahead.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  42. I think sometimes a lot of women forget how versatile maxi skirts really are. I try to take at least one with me when I travel. They are so comfortable. I love the striped skirt/outfit. Enjoy the start to the new week dear!
    Just back from a work trip, so this weekend was cleaning the house! <3 /Madison

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    1. The jersey ones would be great to travel with! :) Crease-free! haha!

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  43. Love maxi skirts! Yours is so cute!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2019/01/how-to-style-long-faux-fur-coat.html

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  44. Your the queen at styling maxi skirts. I so need to start wearing mine more. I hope you are have a fab weekend.

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

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  45. I love maxi skirts too! They're super comfy and perfect for both lazy days and going out days☺

    www.sundaydahlias.com

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  46. Perfect outfits for a hot summer day. Like your casual yet stylish looks, Mica
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com

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  47. I love wearing embellished tees too, I wear them in the summer with a light blazer to dress up my look.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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

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  49. Cute ensemble you have here dear! Love the top, so pretty with the skirt indeed.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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