Monday, 14 October 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Two Ways To Wear Kmart Teal Floral Boho Midi Dress

Two ways to wear this beautiful Kmart teal floral print midi dress I picked up on clearance for just $12! A little bit different for today's Weekday Wear Linkup, only one of these outfits was worn during the week, the other on the weekend. Thought it would be interesting to show the different ways I've styled this dress for a weekday in the office and for a kid's birthday party on the weekend.

What I wore:

kmart teal floral midi dress boho for the office with black jersey blazer flats tote bag | awayfrombue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram spring office outfit kmart teal floral midi dress black blazer brisbane botanic gardens
Earrings: Kmart teal tassel earrings
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress (new purchase)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

I bought this dress on impulse, but when I got it home I thought it may work for the office with the modest length and neckline. It's a little more boho than I'd usually wear to work, but I think the black blazer looked perfect with it and I got so many compliments on this in the office! I was so happy to share it was only $12 at Kmart too, haha!

To keep things simple I went with my trusty black ballet flats to wear with the black jersey blazer. These flats have been worn over 100 times and are still going strong!

To try formalise the dress a little more I added this big Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag, it's great for the office with the structured shape. I liked the navy with the teal dress too!


Last worn: black jersey blazer, teal earringsblack ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote bag. First time I've worn the dress on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearblack jersey blazer and jeans, black ballet flats and a-line skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack jersey blazer in third trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote bag in third trimester.


ICYMI: What I Bought Last Month







What I wore:

kmart teal floral midi dress for backyard party with sunhat and gold sandals | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag with teal floral midi dress | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart teal floral print midi dress birthday party outfit with little red Rebecca Minkoff bag sunhat
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

A very different way to wear this dress! I actually wore this just a few days after the outfit above. I was that eager to wear the dress again, with a 5th birthday party to attend I knew it would be perfect. I wanted the longer sleeves for sun coverage, and the longer length was great for sitting on the floor with the kids as they enjoyed the party food. I did feel that the sunhat and the dress may have been a little too dressy for a backyard birthday party but it was the sunhat or borrowing one of my husband's baseball caps and the sunhat looked a lot better!

As it was a hot day I went with simple gold sandals, and then added a little extra colour to the teal outfit with the red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag. It was such a well-organised party, the boys and I had a great time. I was so glad I'd worn the hat too, we ended up sitting in the sun and making the most of the beautiful day before the storm blew in.


Last worn: sun hat, Kmart teal floral midi dress (above), rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearsun hat and maxi dress, rose gold sandals and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancysun hat in second trimester.


Floral Midi Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A floral midi dress is an easy one and done outfit choice, and the long sleeves mean you don't have to worry about bracelets, but you can still change up the look with accessories! You can try adding a classic blazer and tote bag for the office, and make it work on the weekends too with simple sandals, a mini bag and a sunhat for sun protection.




Weekday Wear Linkup #40


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77 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Mica! Have a great start of the week!

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  2. Wow, what a great find! I love your dress and both ways you styled it. Such a find! I especially like it with the hat - gives a kind of boho feel that I just crave! Have a super week Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. The hat does look fab with boho pieces like this dress!

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  3. A great deal for a beautiful floral midi dress. It looks good with both the black tote and the orange purse.

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  4. Teal is a lovely colour for you Mica - love the style of dress, very in at the moment. Thanks for hosting, hope you're having a good beginning of the week. Jacqui x

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  5. Love that dress! It's really gorgeous and it looks wonderful in both outfits!

    jointyicroissanty

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  6. This is such a pretty dress, I love the colour and the florals are gorgeous. It's great that it is perfect for all occasions - I hope you enjoyed the birthday party and have a lovely week, Mica! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. It was such a great party, the boys had a blast!

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  7. That dress is really pretty and I think it's great for work with a blazer.

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  8. I love both ways you stayed that dress. I like it with a dark blue blazer and bag. The combo with the red bag is very cute as well. Great birthday party look. It is such a pretty maxi dress. The print is so chic. You look amazing!

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  9. That dress is so pretty! I love it styled with the blazer!

    Jill -Doused in Pink

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  10. This dress is beautiful on you and I adore that hat! Such a great find Mica. Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  11. I love the color of the dress and while the second outfit is maybe a little bit dressy for a kids party, I think it looks very elegant.

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    1. It was definitely a mix of outfits there so I didn't feel too overdressed but I think the sunhat was better than a baseball cap haha!

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  12. To buy this dress was the right decision, dear Mica! It is unbelievable versatile and I love both looks you created with this dress. And the colour suits you as well!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  13. I don't have any fashion posts to share this week. Very pretty dress! So fun how you dressed it up two ways - great inspiration. I wish we still had KMart here. They have all closed down. It was one of my favorite places to shop at.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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    1. It's funny our Kmart and targets are so different!

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  14. Mica, this dress is so beautiful! And what a steal. I love this shade of teal and the floral print is so pretty. It looks great styled both ways. I do love that you added a red bag with it. Unexpected yet perfectly on point.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  15. I love that dress! The print and color are so perfect! And there's so many ways to wear it!
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  16. Such a beautiful dress and what a steal too!

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  17. I love how effortlessly you styled the dress from work to weekend, and I really love the weekend look with the contrasting red bag!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  18. Fun to see how you styled this for work and weekend. You look really cute in a floppy hat! Also loving the gorgeous flowers behind you in the workwear look!

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    1. It was such a beautiful floral display for spring!

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  19. Hello Mica
    I loved the way you showed the versatility of this dress, of course you look stunning for this birthday party !!
    But in one look or the other you look very chic and elegant, the hat gave the final touch of glamour !! xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  20. Such a pretty dress, love it styled both ways! What a great buy!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  21. Wow, you snagged a lot of great things from K-mart. Teal is one of my favorite colors, I think you made the dress look office appropriate.

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  22. Love how you styled the dress both ways:) That shade of blue looks so lovely in you. And I think this is the first time I've seen you in a hat...you look great!
    Hope you're having a lovely Monday!

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    1. thanks Emmy! I don't really do hats, just this one that's needed when you're outside in the sun all day long! Gotta be sun safe!

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  23. Hello,

    So amazing !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeee.fr/

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  24. Nice outfit!!
    Greetings.


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  25. That's such a gorgeous dress, Mica, and I love both its incarnations. I'm having a slight preference for the second one with its pop of red and you wearing that divine hat! Very boho! But I think it would look gorgeous with yellow too, as testified by that photo of you posing in front of the daffs! xxx

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    1. I need to try it with yellow next time!

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  26. Oh, wow, I love the printed dress. I've never shopped a Kmart before for clothing. I love the dress with that blazer!
    FASHION TALES

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  27. Such lovely dress, Mica!!!
    I love how you've styled it, especially the combo with the red bag, everything looks so effortlessly chic! :D
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  28. Again an interesting and beautiful post.

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  29. Very pretty dress.. love the color.

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  30. Mica, that is such a cute dress! I love both ways you styled it, but especially liked the work wear look. I could also see it more casual when the weather cools with a jean jacket, tights and boots. Lovely find. - Amy
    https://stylingrannymama.com/

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  31. A pretty dress Mica, it looks good either dress up or more casual. I do rather like it with your wide brim hat- a must in your part of the country. Many thanks for hosting and enjoy your week.

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  32. Both of these outfits are so so cute! I love the dress and the pretty turquoise color. I also agree that adding the black blazer was the perfect way to dress it up for work. Have a great Monday!

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

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  33. That floral print is lovely! And it's wonderful hope many ways you can style it.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  34. I just love how this dress can do double duty Mica!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  35. I love that you wore these very close together and that you styled them completely differently! They are both great looks, Mica! I love the dress with the blazer for the office - that's how you elevate a work look! I adore that hat on you in the second outfit - it looks fabulous! You need red sandals to go with your red bag!

    PS - if you wear black ballet flats so much, you should invest in a better pair, an upgrade in quality from KMart! It's a worthwhile investment for those workhorses in our wardrobes!

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    1. I do have pink sandals..definitely need a red pair, haha! The black ballet flats are Walnut Melbourne - i scored them on super sale but they are usually a lot more expensive (over $100). Worth it for the quality though!

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  36. Amei a postagem.
    Ótima semana!
    (Estou de volta)
    Beijos
    www.byglamour.com

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  37. This is such a great deal for this dress! I love that you styled it two completely different ways and how amazing it looks in both!

    http://www.ruthyannie.com

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  38. Love this beautiful dress!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  39. Dresses that can be styled in many ways are my faves. Your style is so inspiring, Mica. :)


    amakamedia.com

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  40. I really love a long boho dress- it's so fun (and easy!) to wear. Loving this teal print, Mica!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  41. Wow! You find fabulous deals! That dress is so pretty both ways! I love how the red bag looks with it!

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  42. That dress is really stunning and I can't decide which styling I like more. You look gorgeous in both of them. Thank you for inspiration.

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  43. Beautiful dress!
    Great outfit.

    www.paginasempreto.blogspot.com.br

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  44. Both are lovely ways to wear this midi dress (a lovely style on you, by the way). My favourite is the first example as it's better suited to Autumn - something that has very quickly arrived here over in the UK! :) Hope you're having a lovely week so far, Mica :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thanks, being petite I don't often do mid lengths but I think this one works! :)

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  45. Love this dress on you! Especially with the hat!
    xo,
    Tea
    www.whatmamawear.blogspot.ca

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  46. Such a lovely ways to style this versatile dress. And the thrifted blazer looks super lux though I know it's not.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  47. This dress is so beautiful.
    I love the floral print.
    Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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  48. What a pretty dress! The color and print are gorgeous, and it is reminding me that I would like to find a similar fall friendly option like that. I love how you styled it with that sunhat!

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    1. yes it will look great layered for autumn!

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  49. Wow what a beautiful dress, I love the color and print. It's one of those dresses that can be worn in so many occasions and dressed up or down :)

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  50. I like this dress a lot, Mica. The colour and print are lovely and I love its length and its shape is very flattering. Nice pop of red colour of your gorgeous handbag. Enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend
    Then next morning, refreshed and recharged, we left our hotel to continue https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

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  51. Your dress is absolutely stunning- you look so pretty.
    I hope you had a great time during the Fashion show about that you wrote me in your last comment :-)

    Have a lovely week :-)

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  52. Lovely bags dear, especially the red one. Indeed, a good bag can really complete your look.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  53. Such a pretty hat Mica! Of course the dress is lovely and how fun is that heart purse accessory. I'm telling you, you've got the blog market cornered on bags! ;)

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  54. Your bags are always fantastic! your scene in it wonderful! I secretly hope to shop for similar styles

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  55. Both of these looks are so different yet really work with this dress! I wish we still had Kmart here! I really love the outfit with the hat on you!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  56. Wow, Mica. This dress is just beautiful. Love this color.

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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  57. Both ways you styled that dress are beautiful! I can't believe you got it for that price. It looks so good with the blazer and I really like how the sun hat gives it a more summery vibe!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  58. What a lovely dress! I like both ways you styled it very much. The blue bag is amazing too. You look so pretty.

    Hugs, Nadine from Vienna

    https://nadinecd.blogspot.com

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  59. Thanks all for your sweet comments - and for those of you who linked up! :)

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