Friday, 8 November 2019

Wearing Tops Over Maxi Dresses With Ankle Boots: Casual and Dressy

Following a simple outfit formula and adding a top over a printed maxi dress to make it a skirt, but creating two very different looks!

What I wore:

Brisbane Fashion Runway show 2019 touch of glitter sqequin tank over snake print maxi dress with black blazer vintage Chanel | awayfromblue

snake print maxi dress with Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | black blazer with sequin tank over snake print maxi dress for brisbane fashion runway show
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
JacketWarehouse cropped zip detail jacket
Tank: thrifted Valleygirl metallic sequin tank (gift from my mum)
DressJeanswest grey snake print maxi dress (worn as skirt)
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

Sequins and snake print together is not my normal style of dressing, but I pushed myself out of my comfort zone a little with this outfit for the Brisbane Fashion Runway show. The theme was a touch of glitter and I think this tank nailed it perfectly!

I knew I wanted to wear this snake print maxi dress but couldn't find a sequin topper, so thrifted a few possible necklace options at the opshops after spending a few weeks fruitlessly hunting for something with sequins. None of the necklaces felt quiet right with the dress but luckily my mum found this sequin tank for just $2 in her local opshop and it was exactly what I needed! Big thanks to my mum!

Apart from the $2 tank, everything else was already in my wardrobe. The cropped black blazer is one I won in a blog giveaway years ago and considered donating it a few times. Glad I kept it as it was a much cooler day than expected with the rain all morning. Thankfully it cleared up in the afternoon for the show.

Had a really fun time despite worrying I'd feel out of place, never been to an official fashion show before but Emily and Mel were great people to go with. Big thanks to Emily for the photos too!



Last worn: cropped blazer, gold tassel earrings, snake print maxi dress, Acne pistol boots, vintage Chanel bag. First time I've worn the thrifted tank my mum found me.

Other ways to wearcropped blazer and lace dress, snake print maxi dress with red clutch, Acne pistol boots and ruffle dress, vintage Chanel bag at Christmas.

Perfect for pregnancysnake print maxi dress at 39 weeks, Acne pistol boots in third trimester, vintage Chanel bag and last pregnancy pic.



Choosing A Handbag For Every Occasion:







What I wore:

casual grey tee over high low maxi skirt outfit with straw circle bag and ankle boots | away from blue

Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black with mandala print maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey tee over high low maxi dress casual spring church outfit with amerii straw circle bag
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

This was the morning after the night before! πŸ˜‚ Needed something simple and comfortable after a few drinks before, during and after the fashion show! Mum life means 3 drinks in one night and staying up past my normal bed time is far too much, ha! Stuck with the same outfit formula but a lot more casual.  I love wearing this high-low maxi dress as a skirt and the grey tee was the perfect topper with it.

The black straw bag and ankle boots were simple matching accessories that made getting ready in the morning a bit easier! We made it to church but did spend the rest of the day afterwards at home, trying to relax as much as you can with two little boys!


Last worn: grey tee, pearl tassel necklace, printed maxi dress, black ankle boots, straw circle bag.

Other ways to weargrey tee and pencil skirt, printed maxi dress and denim jacket, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, straw circle bag in winter.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in second trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester.




Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

For something a little different why not try layering your maxi dress and adding a tank or tee on top to wear it as a skirt? It's a simple way to change up the look of your favourite dress and create a whole new outfit.


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69 comments:

  1. This combo is so beautiful! Really like the maxi dress x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love that mix of sparkle and animal print in the first outfit - it looks amazing!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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    1. Thanks, a little different for me but I really liked it!

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  3. I've been wanting to try adding a shirt over a dress but haven't figured out how to do it yet!

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    1. Hope you find the perfect top and dress soon! :)

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  4. It is always fun to push yourself outside your comfort zone! This is cute!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  5. How fun is that metallic sequin top!! Perfect for a night out. I like the hi-lo hem of or blue maxi dress too. That's a cute detail! :)

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  6. Loving the sequin snake look! Sometimes its fun going out of our comfort zone!
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  7. Your bag is so cute! Love it :)

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  8. Las fotos son preciosAs! Tú entrada muy interesante! Te espero por mi blog! 🍁🍁🍁

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  9. I love these skirts, especialy the purple one! :)

    X Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

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  10. Love the first look! I'm so addicted to snake print at the moment, and it's also so fun to see someone else with a Vintage Chanel!

    Ashlee | https://www.maybeafterbrunch.com

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    1. The vintage Chanel is such a special piece, I try keep it for special occasions!

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  11. I love your skirts, especially this with animal print ♥
    xoxo
    http://ysiakova.blogspot.com/

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  12. The second outfit is nice, love that high-low hem, and your cute casual vibe, but Mica, I'm about to get all CAPS on you! That first outfit is AMAZING!! Well done, Mum, finding that beautiful tank! It looks FABULOUS over the snakeskin print maxi. What a perfect outfit for your Runway Show! That tank would look great with coloured skinnies, a cardi or kimono and Converse too. An excellent addition to your wardrobe - I approve wholeheartedly!

    Have an awesome weekend, Mica!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! She did a great job finding it, really made the outfit! I am pleased you approve :) It was nice to try something different!

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  13. Amazing combo.
    I really like maxi dresses.
    Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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  14. Such a gorgeous combinations, love the both outfits and this one with metallic sequin top is my favorite!
    Have a wonderful weekend!:)

    jointyicroissanty

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  15. Gosh I can't believe you got that sequin tank for just $2! What an incredible find. Both outfits look fabulous. Pairing a top over a maxi dress is such a terrific way to up the versatility of both pieces!

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  16. so nice post dear :)
    kisses, Buba

    https://bubasworld.blogspot.com/

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  17. Wearing tops over maxi dresses is such a good styling suggestion for when the temperature drops and we can't wear maxi dresses anymore - great idea! Hope you have a wonderful weekend babe :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Yes it can be a nice way to add more warmth too! :)

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  18. That snakeskin skirt and sequin top is just the bomb Mica. And yay for mom because the tank is so perfect with the skirt. In fact, I didn't even notice the ankle boots until reading about the second outfit.
    OXOX
    Jodie

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    1. The tank rightly steals all the attention!

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  19. I always forget to do this. It would certainly extend your wardrobe. Great styling.

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  20. Wow that first look is indeed outside your comfort zone! It looks great on you, and kudos to you for stepping out of your comfort zone and channeling your inner diva!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  21. Oooh you are rocking the ankle dress! I find it hard for myself because I am so short @__@. I love that you paired it with the Chanel bag! It looks very classy! The pattern looks nice too. You always get the best deals for your clothes! I love that you have a bag for every occasion!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thanks! Both of these maxi dresses work on me without being altered, even though I am petite! The snakeprint one has to be worn with heels though, ha! I should really get it shortened!

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  22. There's no doubt that your first outfit is my favourites! It's simply magnificent. That sequinned top is sublime and complements your skirt (dress) perfectly. The perfect outfit for a red carpet event! Your second outfit the ultimate Spring outfit, and I'm totally in love with that bag! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Mica! xxx

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  23. I'm obsessed over your skirt!!

    Check out my new blog post for some Work Outfit Inspiration
    --> https://www.evaredson.com/2019/11/a-business-day-in-rome-winter-2020-work.html

    xx Eva

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  24. For some reason, I'd never even cottoned on to doing this until a few months ago where a woman I knew wore a lovely, cosy jumper over a maxi skirt and while in my head I couldn't quite see how it worked, it really did! Definitely one I need to try out!

    Musings & More

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    1. It's a nice way to get more wear from a favourite maxi skirt! :)

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  25. Both looks are amazing but dying over that mix of sequins and snakeskin. Such a cool look Mica!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  26. Loving your snake print skirt Mica, you look gorgeous darling. Hope you have a wonderful day.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  27. Oh man I hear you--staying out too late and having a few drinks is fun, but I feel like I pay for it when I do. I love both of these looks--the sparkle + snakeskin is such a fun combo, and I love the look of a knotted tee over a dress too.

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    1. haha yes, gone are the days of drinking all night - 3 is my maximum now and I suffer for staying out past my mum friendly bedtime, ha!

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  28. Amazing post! The maxi dress looks amazing on you.

    www.infinitelyposh.com

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  29. I love your outfits, the last one exudes boho vibes for me, it's so pretty! You look beautiful in both of these :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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  30. I like the tank you wore in the first photo.

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    1. It was such a fab opshop find by my mum too!

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  31. You look great in both of your outfits but I really love the first one. The first outfit is even perfect for a holiday party. Hope you have a great week and thanks for the blog visit.

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  32. Totally obsessed with the first look... so effortless chic!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  33. I tried wearing tops over maxi dresses, it's a fun way to restyle them. I like how you paired that glitter top with a snake print maxi dress, very fashion forward look and hence perfect for the runaway night.
    The second styling with a tank top and a printed maxi with ruffles is very cute too. I like how that second maxi is a bit shorter in the front.

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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  34. Congratulations how you left the comfort zone! The look with the snakeprint and the glitter is absolutely fantastic and I like the other look, too! And for sure I understand why you needed after this night something comfy :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  35. Oo I love how your mixing prints! For sure into the sequins. This time of year, it's so fun to wear!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Perfect for the glitter theme of the event too!

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  36. Love that first outfit with the sequins and the printed skirt! Very glam combo.

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  37. Hi Mica
    What is the best nowadays is that we can wear whatever we want. I m really surprised with your first look.
    Have a nice sunday, here it rains a lot.
    Xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  38. Look how fancy your first outfit it - gorgeous!

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  39. You look SO glam! I love the glitter sequins mixed with the blazer!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  40. I love Layering my maxi dresses! I think it's a really great way to maximize your wardrobe.

    I love both ways you styled your dresses. I'm glad you had fun at the fashion show.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  41. What an awesome find with the tank! It looks awesome paired with the snakeskin. I’m glad you got to enjoy some time having fun. We need that. It’s so important for us to have some fun apart from the kids, so we can refuel and just let loose. I hope you have a great start to your week!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. Yes it was nice to have a night out - they don't happen often with kids!

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  42. These are really chic dear, especially the first one. I absolutely love the sequin top.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  43. Such a fun and cute outfit to wear to a fashion show. Hope you are having a great weekend. My weekend has been spent working.

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

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  44. Glad you enjoyed the fashion show! And loving how the skirt flows on that second outfit!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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  45. You had me straight away with the metallic sequin tank top! I love anything that sparkles!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  46. What a clever idea to utilise your wardrobe to its fullest and get more outfits. Love the metallic top a lot. Have a great week
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

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  47. Must be so fun attending a fashion show, that sequin top is perfect for a night of glam. Love your vintage Chanel bag! Wishing you a great week!

    www.busyandfab.com

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  48. Both the looks are a thumbs-up
    God bless πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

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  49. I hadn't really started doing this until I saw it on your blog.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  50. WOW! I've never seen you in sequins before and that outfit is super chic! I hope you had fun at the fashion show. You look amazing in your outfit. I also like the second one as it's so comfy and again boho in vibe! I feel like you wear edgy bohemian so effortlessly. And the hair length you're sporting currently is just perfect! I love it :)

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    1. I should try wear sequins more often! It was so fun to wear!

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  51. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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