Monday, 15 April 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Blue Printed Dresses Little Red Micro Avery Bag

For this week's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm wearing two blue printed dresses to the office and accessorising with the cutest red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag. I really like blue and red together!

What I wore:

french connection blue paisley print sheath dress, red rebecca minkoff mini avery bag | awayfromblue

blue paisley print dress, Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blue paisley print sheath dress in office with red micro avery cross body bag
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

I had been planning to wear something more autumnal (it is autumn in Brisbane after all) but we had a crazy heatwave last month so when I had to deal with the heat and humidity I decided I'd pick a nice simple dress. This paisley print French Connection sheath dress is one of my favourites, such a classic style for work in such a fun print.

With the long navy and gold tassel necklace the gold mouse flats were an obvious matchy-matchy choice. The gold accessories complimented the gold hardware on the micro Avery tote bag nicely, and the red bag was such a fun pop of colour with the blue printed dress.

Last worn: Paisley print sheath dress, navy tassel necklace, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag.

Other ways to wear Paisley print sheath dress in winter, gold mouse flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy Paisley print sheath dress in second trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester.

What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Tote

What I wore:

jeanswest ikat print empire waist navy dress with red accessories necklace and micro bag | away from blue

navy dress, Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

The next day in the office I went completely matching, and I picked the red necklace to wear with the red micro Avery bag. It's the first time I've worn red with this navy Ikat print dress, it's such a bold and colourful combination and one I enjoy wearing so I found that surprising when I looked through my archives to see other ways I've worn it and none were with red! This dress was purchased a few years after the one above but it's still a very firm favourite - and doesn't require ironing which really makes it a winner!

With the darker colours in the print, I thought the black Walnut Melbourne ballet flats were great accessories with this.

Last worn: navy Ikat print dress, red beaded necklace, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy Ikat print dress belted, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats ans skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag and denim.

Perfect for pregnancynavy Ikat print dress in third trimester,Walnut Melbourne ballet flats in second trimester.

Blue Printed Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Picking a monochromatic outfit like a printed dress in one colour and going for a small accessory or two in a contrasting colour is a fun way to try a new colour combination, or to have a new way to wear a tried and true colour combination you already love.

Weekday Wear Linkup #14

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  1. Anytime you can wear a classic cut in a fun print you have a winner! Love both of these on you, especially with your fun red bag. It's a nice addition of color.
    Bonus if no ironing is needed!

  2. I love red and blue together too. Such a stunning and often overlooked combination. That first dress is so lovely on you. I'm so loving that print. Here's to hoping for cooler, less humid weather then!


  3. This is such a gorgeous bag, Mica! It really pops against both outfits. I especially like it with the second dress. It's such a pretty print! I love that your necklace complements the bag so well too. So pretty! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead, Mica! XXX

  4. I adore the pop of color with these dresses! That first one has such a beautiful neckline. Thanks so much for the link up!

  5. Such a cute looking bag and in red too! Hope your having a wonderful start to the week.


  6. Red and blue look so good together! That bag is adorable and is the perfect pop of red!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Mica, I love these color combinations! That first paisley dress is absolutely adorable. So my jam. And the red bag is the perfect accessory for it! Both really great looks, for sure. Have a wonderful week ahead!


  8. Such a lovely outfits and colour combo! The bag is really gorgeous and the perfect red and so you looked stunning dear!

    Have a lovely day and an amazing week ahead! xx

  9. I love both the paisley and ikat print dresses. You picked the best ones. And a dress that doesn't need ironing? Well, that's a plus point in my book, heheh. You looked really beautiful in these two outfits and as always, the pops of color brought via accessories made the looks fun and refreshing :) It rained here today and even though the day was gloomy I worked quite a sweat brisk-walking in the park just now! Wishing you a lovely week ahead :) xoxo

  10. That bag is perfect! I've always said that you have the best handbag collection!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  11. Hi Mica
    I undstand why you like so much that bag its super cute!!
    Despite I dont like the blue color that much you look very elegant on that dresses!!

  12. Both of these blue printed dresses are beautiful and look great on you. Two great outfits! I like the blue necklace you wore with the first dress and the red one you wore with the second. That red bag is beautiful too.

  13. That red bag is lovely - it reads as a very orange-y red to me. It pops beautifully of both blue dresses. I just love the first one - such a great cut on you!

    I thought of you when I bought my velvet kimono!!

  14. So pretty, and loving the pops of color with that red RM bag <3

    Green Fashionista

  15. Yes! This red handbag looks just amazing with both these outfits! Have a wonderful evening, Mica!

  16. I love that pop of red with blue!
    Cheryl Shops |

  17. I love printed glasses. They are unique and so versatile. Your red micro bag is the perfect pop of color for each of them. I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far my friend.

  18. You look so pretty in both printed dresses, Mica. -But your bag is everything. Nice piece!
    Have a blessed week beautiful. :-)

  19. I love blue and red together tomorrow! It is such a classic color combination. I do prefer the lighter blue dress since the print show up a bit more. I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Monday!

    Maureen |

  20. Got to love clothes that you don't have to iron. I hope you have a great week. Our started off rough with baby girl getting sick.

  21. I just love the shade of red of your bag! It stands out so nicely against your outfits! Hope you are having a wonderful start to your week!

  22. Now that is a cute little bag, love the colour. Your dresses are perfect for warmer Autumn days, we are even having quite warm days down here. Many thanks for hosting. Enjoy your Easter with your little ones.

  23. I love the first outfit because the bag stands out from your dress and it looks pretty and polished together <3

    Only Yesterday

  24. That paisley dress is also one of my fave dresses of yours, but no ironing is a win for sure so I love that second dress as well:D
    You really do look fab in red, Mica. The bag and necklace are such a great way to add a pop of colour to your outfits.

  25. How gorgeous is that first dress, Mica! I love that cut little red bag, which is perfect with both dresses. I've been looking for a red vintage bag for ages, and finally found one last weekend! I hope you're having a lovely week! xxx

  26. Love the pop of red from the bag! Have a great week.

    Gemma x

  27. You look perfect for the office! And I understand what you wished to wear after the heatwave! Blue suits you simply fantastic and the bag is the perfect eye-catcher!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  28. These printed dresses are so cute- but I LOVE the first one on you! Especially with that quick pop of color!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  29. I'm soo into micro bags right now! This one looks lovely ^_^ Actually when I bought a red bag first time, I thought it will not match with many outfits, but a red bag is such a powerful thing and surprisingly I always find the ways to match it! :)

    Bri |

  30. These days it feels like the weather seldom wants to cooperate with the season we are supposed to be in, but I do love the blue dress and it's great with the pop of red from the bag!
    Chic on the Cheap

  31. I can't get enough of that shade of red right now. It is the perfect touch of brightness for both of these looks, I love it! Have a great week Mica!

  32. Mica, that first blue dress is just darling. I love it. They're both cute, but it's my favorite. XO

  33. I love how the red small bag adds a nice pop of color to this outfit. Lately, I've been loving to wear a lot more colors and the color palette for this outfit looks really nice.


  34. I would never think to team blue with red, but it looks lovely on you! xx

    Gemma • ❤️

  35. Love the red and blue together, and it's a really bright red at that. Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish today - good luck in the giveaway Mica. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

  36. That bag is so chic! I love how cute the little red style of it is!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  37. The red and blue look great together! Both printed dress are beautiful and I love the pop of color the purse gives to both looks!

    x Kara |

  38. Oh that beautiful braided hair will be missed. Then again it was such a great cause that there are no regrets-
    The blue print dress is my favourite here Mica.


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