Wednesday 29 May 2019

Printed Dresses for Church In Cooler Weather

While we visited Scotland in the spring time, the weather was more like a Brisbane winter! I did pack some pretty dresses for those occasions when I wanted to feel a little more pulled-together but had to layer them up a little bit more to make the temperatures bearable. Covering my legs was a must - I packed lots of tights and leggings! These dress outfits were perfect for attending church.

What I wore: 

navy ikat print dress with purple scarf silver mini mac bag outfit in liberton kirk | awayfromblue

navy ikat print dress in liberton kirkyard blogger photo | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy ikat print dress and silver rebecca minkoff mini MAC bag in liberton kirkyard church
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I did actually have my trench coat over this dress but I took it off for the photos. Thankfully we took these around lunch time when the weather was a bit warmer, but I was still grateful to pop my coat back on after snapping a few shots!

This pretty Ikat print dress is a firm favourite, and being a sheer polyester with a polyester slip underneath it meant extra layers to keep me cosy! I paired it with my fleece lined tights and ankle boots, as well as my purple scarf and big trench coat.

We'd spent the morning at another church so I'd picked this pretty dress to wear. On our way to lunch, we passed this church yard and the gate was open after a recent service. Much to to the surprise of hubby and the boys, I pulled the car over and we ran in for a few quick photos. The church is Liberton Kirk, built in 1815 so over 200 years old! It looks absolutely stunning with the red doors and the greenery growing all over it. So pleased to be able to get some photos there!

Last worn: ikat print dress, purple scarf, ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearikat print dress and leather jacket, purple scarf and skinny jeansankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag and green jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyikat print dress in third trimester, ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag in second trimester.

30 Ways To Wear A Printed Dress: Zara Shift Dress

What I wore:

Zaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger with leggings converse under cherry blossom tree | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | cherry blossom tree blogger photo with floral print swing dress leggings
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
DressZaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger with leggings underneath
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

It was a warmer day when I wore this outfit - so I went without a jacket. I picked leggings to keep my legs covered, and the long sleeves on this dress kept my arms covered up from the wind too. It's not just cold in Scotland, it's so windy! Thankfully there wasn't too much wind on this day.

Had to pose under a cherry blossom tree for a photo with my floral dress. #bloggerlife This mustard dress I picked up from Zaful after seeing it on Ruth's blog has gotten more wear than I expected - with the ruffles it's nice for making me feel a bit more dressed up.

Paired with Converse and my trusty Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag, it was an easy outfit for church and then an afternoon BBQ.

Last worn: mustard floral dress, diamond necklace, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearmustard floral dress in summer, Converse and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere in second trimester.

Printed Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

You don't need to give up your dresses when the weather cools! Try leggings, or fleece lined tights, scarves and ankle boots for a little extra warmth on a cold day.

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  1. I'm loving seeing what you're wearing in Scotland. We are headed there in October and I know the weather will be so different from what I'm used to! You look stylish and ready for the weather!

    1. You will love it! Wear lots of layers!

  2. look so pretty in both outfits:) The blue and yellow really suits you. And so awesome you got to see such historic places.
    Hope you're having a lovely day so far:)

  3. I really like both of these dresses. The first printed dress looks great on you and I like how you styled it. Bringing a trench along was a good idea, even if you took it off for the photographs. It is good to have a layer at hand when it gets colder. That historical church is gorgeous btw. I love its red doors.

    The second outfit with the mustard dress, leggings and converse sneakers is lovely as well. Perfect styling. You looked great in both outfits.

  4. I love that you took dresses on your trip Mica. What a perfect way to style them with the unknown weather.

    1. I wanted some easy options for dressier days! :) They were perfect!

  5. Those dresses are so cute, and I love your shorter hair!
    Amy xx

  6. I love both of these dresses! The aztec print is so fun!

  7. Totally in love with this look!

  8. That church looks delightful, no wonder you stopped for photos. Love the Ikat print dress but being me, the ruffled yellow floral one is my favourite and perfect for cheering up the greyest of days! xxx

  9. I love the style of that Zaful printed dress! And the dress you wore in Scotland is super pretty as well. Ah yes that part of the world is generally cold all year round, even the summers can be cold.

    Allie of

  10. love both outfits on you ! the yellow is so nice too ! it's my favorite color!

  11. That yellow dress is so cute! x


  12. I love both dresses! The colors of both look amazing on you.

  13. This is a nice printed dress on you and I also really like the gold-tone statement earrings you've paired with this look - a lovely accessory touch! Hope you're having a lovely week so far babe :) x

  14. The ruffle dress is so nice!

  15. That dress from Zaful is super cute. I hope you are having a great week.

  16. I can see why you wanted to pull over for photos in the first outfit! They turned out really well! I love the casual vibe to the second outfit with your tennis shoes too!

  17. I really love your first outfit, Mica! It's such a pretty dress and that scarf is gorgeous! The backdrop is stunning too! I loved seeing the cherry blossoms in the second photo! It makes me (second) home sick for Japan! ;) XXX

    1. I'd love to see the blossoms in Japan one day too!

  18. Both dress are pretty and look great on you darling! Perfect for the cooler weather.


  19. Totally obsessed with the second dress, I love the yellow print!
    Kisses, Paola.


  20. Very nice dresses, dear! Both look cery cute and feminine!
    My fav is the yellow one, seems comfy and very stylish! :)

  21. I love the printed dress! SO cute for the cooler weather and perfect for church too!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  22. Wow, what a beautiful church!! I'm glad it warmed up later, I hate to be cold! I love the purple scarf with that dress, so rich and beautiful with the blues in the dress.


  23. such a pretty look! love the pattern :)

    If you want check out my latest blog post:

    xx Eva

  24. Both dresses are cute! You did a great job layering with them for the cooler temps. I love the photos too!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  25. These dresses are just perfect! Love the prints on both, Mica!

  26. I love the blue aztec-print dress! And the pulling over for outfit shots was a very relatable mood, haha! #bloggerlife That church does make for a stunning backdrop!

    1. haha yes, such a blogger thing to do!

  27. Beautiful backdrops Mica ! I've come to the conclusion that dresses are a must when it comes to travel.

  28. haha yes, I wore this in the UK spring while I was visiting! It was like winter to us!

  29. Yep, I donated my hair at the start of the year :)

  30. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)


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