Friday, 25 January 2019

Printed Dresses, Gold Sandals and Chloe Paddington Bag: Summer Style

You know I love my outfit formulas! Printed dresses are a great piece to include in an outfit formula as they make each outfit look different. I'm wearing two cute printed dresses below, with green necklaces, rose gold sandals and a Chloe Paddington bag, and because I changed up the dress each time they look completely different.

What I wore:

All about eve black white striped tee dress with Chloe Paddington bag and rose gold metallic sandals | awayfromblue

striped tee dress with Chloe Paddington in 2007 Brun | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram All About Eve black white striped tee dress Chloe Paddington brun bag
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressAll About Eve striped black tee dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagChloe Paddington in 2007 Brun

Why I wore it:

This dress is one that I got from my sister (video explanation here) and I'm surprised she wanted to give it away as I associate it with her so much! One of my favourite photos of her and my eldest son together she was wearing this dress. Of course I am extremely grateful to get it!

A striped tee dress has been on my want list for a while, but I figured I'd start shopping when the boys are bigger and there's less bending over and picking the kids up! I found the length on this really nice though. Hubby and I had a rare few hours to ourselves to do some boring bank stuff while the inlaws watched the kids, so it was the perfect opportunity to break out this tee dress. I actually really liked the length and could see myself wearing this around the boys. The slightly dipped hem in the back helps with that!

The style challenge for the day was 'pure gold' so I layered up the gold pendant necklace, rose gold sandals and gold padlock Chloe Paddington bag together. I really liked all of the gold with the black and white stripes.


Last worn: gold pendant necklace, rose gold sandals, Chloe Paddington bag. First time I've worn the striped tee dress as it's a recent addition to my wardrobe.

Other ways to wearrose gold sandals and maxi dressChloe Paddington bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancyChloe Paddington bag in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Chloe Paddington









What I wore:

Zara navy tunic shift dress with brown chloe Paddington bag and gold sandals | summer style away form blue

navy printed shift dress with Chloe Paddington in 2007 Brun | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram navy printed tunic shift dress with gold sandals chloe paddington bag
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagChloe Paddington in 2007 Brun

Why I wore it:

Again, another printed dress with a green and gold necklace, and the same rose gold sandals and Chloe Paddington bag. Despite being the same outfit formula as I wore above, I love how this looks completely different with the navy dress!

This dress isn't much shorter than the one above, but really feels it (especially as the hems are curved and split before they join in the middle. It's strictly a kid free dress, unless I wear it as a top, which I've done a few times in the past.

I wore the dress like this a couple days before Christmas, to get some last minute stocking filler things I hadn't been able to buy before when I had the kids with me, and to make a start on the Christmas food shopping to minimise what I needed to buy the weekend before Christmas. It was a productive few hours, and this dress was a nice light layer for the hot summer day.


Last worn: navy shift dress, green statement necklace, rose gold sandals (above), Chloe Paddington (above).

Other ways to wearnavy shift dress under a pencil skirtrose gold sandals and maxi dress, Chloe Paddington and burgundy pants.

Perfect for pregnancynavy shift dress in third trimester, Chloe Paddington in first trimester.



Printed Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A simple printed dress is a staple for a hot summer day. They are so easy to style too. Add some metallic accessories and a fun bag and you're set for the day. You can even repeat the same or similar accessories the next day with another dress for a completely different outfit despite following the same formula and wearing some of the same pieces.



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75 comments:

  1. Good day Mica! I sincerely pray all is well with you and your family! That was very thoughtful of your sister and it looks great on you. I like how you accessorized the stripes. ...The metallic sandals and bag compliments well. Great on the go cute and chic looks!

    Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend:)

    Tiff
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    1. Thanks Tiff :) It was so sweet of my sister! :)

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  2. Yes, I know you love your outfit formulas! And here you show again 2 proofs that they work perfectly! In my opinions both looks are super beautiful and confirm again you really know how to style your looks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  3. That bag looks so quality
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    1. It is! Great bag, still going strong! :)

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  4. These are both such great looks! I love a cute dress! Hope you're enjoying your weather! It's so cold and snowy here!

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  5. Well that was nice of your sister to give you that dress! Love those rose gold sandals! What a perfect neutral! You're making me crave open toe shoe season again!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  6. I adore the Aztec style of these sandals; such a perfect design for the warmer months of the year! I can imagine them working so well with a ton of different looks :) Have a fabulous weekend!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. They have been on heavy repeat recently, they go with everything!

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  7. I actually have more printed dresses than solid ones because to me they are easy. But I know what you mean about the length...not that I have kids, but I've had to think about what I'm doing in them.
    That's why I love tights in the winter...ha ha!
    Have a great weekend,
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes these will get lots of wear with tights! :)

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  8. Oh, cool bag. The buckle really gives it a lot of style. Have a great weekend.
    x, Julie | thismainlinelife.com

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  9. Thanks for sharing all these outfit inspos! I love how you added a pop of teal to everything.

    ♡ www.KimCao.com

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  10. Such a cute outfit. I love your YT channel Mica! So fun to see all your bags.

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. Thanks! I love having a place to talk bags, haha!

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  11. Oh, for the days I could wear dresses as short as yours! You do have the figure for them, and both look fabulous on you. My favourite is the second one, which indeed does give the impression of being shorter. I love the gold sandals too, and both your necklaces. How sweet of your sister to give you the striped dress! Have a great weekend, Mica! xxx

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    1. You could definitely still wear these dresses! :) And yes, it was so nice of my sister :)

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  12. Ah yes I could see how having a dress of certain length would be key when having young children. This is a great dress for running around town and looking chic and comfortable.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Yes you have to be 100% positive you can bend over at a moment's notice in it, haha!

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  13. Printed dresses are indeed a great statement piece. I do like these dresses. The necklaces you wore with them are very pretty. That long necklace with tassels is so chic. I also really like the turquoise one you wore with the second dress. You always look pretty and chic.

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    1. Thanks Ivana! I've been loving longer necklaces :)

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  14. that bag goes really well with both looks!

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  15. I love both dresses, Mica:) Now, I need a striped dress!:) And love that Chloe bag. I can't believe that's from 2007! I like that you don't have to use the padlock and can just secure it with one half of the bag zipped.:)
    Have an awesome weekend! I heard it's been so hot down there lately...I'm so jealous!

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    1. It is such an old bag, but I'll always love it! :)

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  16. That is so lovely you got the striped dress from your sister, and your other printed dress is so pretty as well, I love it with the turquoise!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  17. I'm really loving how you styled that striped dress Mica! So cute. I can't wait for summer to get to the States lol

    <a href="https://thedragonfruitdiaries.com> The Dragonfruit Diaries </a>

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  18. I love how you put a different spin on your accessories by pairing them with different dresses. You're right that a printed dress is perfect for a summer day and is so easy to style beautifully.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  19. I love that bag! Is there something that doesn't look good on you Mica? Long, shorter, it all looks good!

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  20. Such cute dresses! I'm so envious it's warm where you are. We are experiencing a polar Vortex here in the US.

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    1. My friend sent me pics, I can't even imagine that coldness! Hope you're staying warm :)

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  21. Both dresses look perfect for hot summer days. You look beautiful! x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  22. You certainly know how to make a hot summer day look like a fashion picnic. I love both of the dresses. The stripe is cute and the medallion print is also on point. Of course I love your Chloe bag,
    Enjoy the sun!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle https://theellediaries.com/

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  23. What a cute dress. I love love striped dresses. They are just so cute and this one is my favorite.the pop color from your accessory and your sandals add to it beautifully. I cannot wait to wear summer dresses I envy you ;)

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    1. I hope you get some warmer weather soon!

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  24. What a great bag, it must go with everything!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  25. Adore the rosegold sandals, so stylish and they look like they're comfy too! You've definitely made me want to invest in a stripe dress as they are so versatile!

    Musings & More

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    1. Stripes really are! These sandals are so comfortable too, I've been wearing them a lot!

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  26. Totally in love with this printed dress! The Paddington was such an it bag for so long. Still in love with all its details.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Definitely one of the ones that come to mind when you think of It bags! I love mine still :)

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  27. I love the pop of colour that necklace gives!
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  28. Wonderful dress, u look really perfect!

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  29. Striped dresses are so easy to style and I love pairing them with colored accessories!! Happy Sunday beautiful Mica, I hope you are well!! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  30. What a gorgeous bag! And I love both dresses but the second one is my fave!
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  31. Love the print on the second dress. Also you can never go wrong with a stripe dress. It’s always nice to get hand me downs. I hope you have a great weekend.

    I’m spending mine doing laundry and trying to get rid of this nasty cold.

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

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    1. Hope you manage to beat the cold! And yes, I love hand-me downs, I'm always letting my sister look through pieces in my wardrobe too :)

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  32. I will gladly wear these dresses in the summer too. Such comfort and lovely. Prints get me all the damn time.
    Hope you had a nice weekend with the family. :-)

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  33. Such a cute bag, I love how massive the padlock is too xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

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  34. Love the striped dress... handouts from sisters are the best :) I know I always get excited when I can get something from my sister's closet.
    Have a lovely day!

    www.fashionradi.com

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    1. Yes we miss sharing a wardrobe when we both lived at home, haha!

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  35. I LOVE when a striped dress or top has something a little bit different about it, so I absolutely love that the sleeves on your dress are solid! So cute! :)

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  36. Cute outfits. Thank you for sharing! :)
    Have a nice day!
    New post - www.minniearts.com

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  37. I love both printed dresses and how even though you styled them similarly, both outfits are still very unique! T-shirt dresses used to be my favorite and I think I might give them a try again once it gets warmer here. I hope you have a great week ahead!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  38. I love the design of those sandals. They look so comfy too for walking around in the warmer months. Hope you guys had a great weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  39. Love your outfit combos here :) The Chloe Paddington is a classic! x

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.com

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  40. Hi Mica,

    I absolutely love the striped dress on you. Sisters can be so sweet sometimes! I really love the Chloe bag. It is perfect with the gold accents.

    Enjoy your warm weather as we are freezing in the US!

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  41. Love the striped dress and sandals combo dear. Such a chic casual look.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  42. The striped tee dress is really cute and I love the bag. I'm always too shy to wear dresses that show my knees because I think I have the ugliest knees in the world. You create an adorable look!!!!

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    1. I bet your knees look just as beautiful as the rest of you! :)

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  43. Your Chloe Paddington bag looks really nice! I love the lock feature. I like how the dress looks on you. It looks very comfortable to lounge around and run errands. I don't have tee dresses but you rocked it really well. I like how you styled the bag with a dress for a different occasion as well. The pattern makes the dress look very elegant. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  44. So when do you reckon the boys will be old enough? I have the same issues with my kids and some dresses and sometimes feel like it is going to go on forever!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. haha yes it feels like forever sometimes! I'm thinking school age, when they can do all the toilet stuff themselves and tie their own shoes!

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  45. I just love how well your bag and shoes complement each other! They really look great together and make each outfit look so polished! Such a great combo with any outfit and look great with these dresses! ;) XXX

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  46. I absolutely love both looks Mica, your hair looks amazing.
    The other day I saw a Chloe Paddington bag at the consignment shop and it reminded me of you.

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    1. Oh yey! I bet it was so affordable - they are such cheap bags now, compared to what they were in the peak of their popularity when they went for more than retail!

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  47. Ooooh the Chloe Paddington! I love it! You styled it nicely with those dresses, Mica!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Such a blast from the past, isn't it? :)

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  48. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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