Friday, 27 December 2019

Maxi Dresses and Kimonos With Boxing Day Sales!

I'm usually a bit behind with blogging what I wore. While I only post 6 outfits, some weeks I manage to take pics every day and have 7 days of outfits to share. It doesn't bother me most of the year, but I always feel a little strange after Christmas sharing what I wore to Christmas events!

Today I'm posting what I wore back at the start of December, as well as some Boxing Day sale codes! For two different Christmas events I went with a classic wardrobe staple for me, a maxi dress. I added a kimono on top for something a little different.

What I wore:


embellished maxi dress with blue printed kimono pastel accessories mums night out dinner outfit Christmas | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral with navy printed kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy printed kimono with embellished maxi dress pastel accessories for dinner night out outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a very fun night out with some of the mums I met through ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association). It was our annual Christmas night out, with secret Santa gifts exchanged and a lot of good food eaten. So much good food in fact that they gave us all little containers to take the leftovers home with us and I had enough for dinner the next night, ha!

Wasn't sure what to wear so I went with a classic black maxi dress. I like that this has a bit of embellishment so it seems a little more dressed up, but for accessories I wasn't sure what to add. Decided to leave it to the last minute to pick accessories and after a busy day of working from home and then rushing to get my son to his appointment and back before dinner...I ended up throwing on a little bit of everything! Pink studded Balenciaga sandals, mustard tassel earrings, a navy kimono and the little peach Rebecca Minkoff love bag.

While nothing matched I liked all the colours with the maxi dress and really enjoyed this outfit in the end! The kimono was a nice light cover against the breeze plus a stretchy maxi dress is just what you need for a delicious feast!


Last worn: navy kimono, tassel earrings, embellished maxi dress, Balenciaga studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag in coral.

Other ways to wearnavy kimono and shorts, embellished maxi dress for Christmas, Balenciaga studded sandals and matching bag, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag in coral with jeans.

Perfect for pregnancynavy kimono in third trimester, embellished maxi dress at 39 weeks, Balenciaga studded sandals in second trimester.



Boxing Day Sales and Discount Codes:







What I wore:

white crochet kimono with blue printed maxi dress green rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy printed maxi dress white crochet trim kimono green rebecca minkoff 5 zip bag
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

While I didn't wear this to attend a Christmas party, it was the boy's first event of the Christmas season so I felt I should dress up a little for it. We headed out for a Frozen themed party at the local indoor playground. This blue maxi dress with the white kimono seemed like a good idea to match the colour scheme, although I did add the turquoise necklace and little green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag to break it up the blue and white a little and stop it looking too costume-y. I didn't get a chance to compliment the other mum I saw in a blue printed maxi dress, but seeing her made me feel I'd picked the right outfit!

Felt comfortable for this for the entire party, even if I did feel a bit overdressed running errands and getting groceries the morning before the party. It was such a hot day too! I was very thankful the indoor play area had the aircon running, especially when the boys got me up to dance with Elsa!

I should have got a photo of the back of this outfit - the crochet back on the kimono showed off the crochet back of the maxi dress nicely I thought.


Last worn: crochet kimono, blue printed maxi dress, turquoise tassel necklace, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearcrochet kimono and shorts, blue printed maxi dress layered for a rainy day, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyblue printed maxi dress in third trimester.




Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is a staple "I don't know what to wear" piece in my wardrobe - perfect for a grown up dinner or an afternoon dancing around with kids to the Frozen soundtrack! A kimono can add a little extra colour to your outfit, or just provide an extra layer of sun protection on a hot day or breeze on a cooler evening.



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48 comments:

  1. Cute kimonos dear! So nice!
    Have a great day and a happy new year! xx

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  2. I really love how you style maxi dress with kimono. Great combination and you look so beautiful. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your family.

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  3. Some days it sure is difficult to take my outfit pictures especially on break when we are out of our regular routine! Love those orange accents in that first outfit!
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  4. Haha same here! I love having a backlog of outfits except for holiday outfits because it feels odd posting them late!
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    1. It's so funny as I can post a month behind without thinking about it for the rest of the year, haha!

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  5. I'm the same, as I'm always behind with posting as well. And like you it doesn't normally bother me, but thought it a bit awkward to post Christmas outfits too long after the event. Anyway, I'm loving your black maxi dress, with the colour injection of both your kimono and bag. Fabulous! The blue printed maxi is lovely too, especially combined with the lace trimmed kimono! Hope you're having a wonderful last weekend of the year! xxx

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    1. Yes I'm hoping to finish all my Christmas outfits by mid January, eek! haha!

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  6. It is always so exciting to get glammed up for special holiday events! Both looks are beautiful but the first is my favourite. The earrings you wore to the ABA holiday dinner are so incredible.
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  7. Great outfits! I love my maxi dresses and they work so well for both warm days and cool days. You did a wonderful job with your accessories. I don't wear earrings, but those mustard ones are perfect. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. - Amy
    https://stylingrannymama.com/

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  8. Ah don't feel bad this is a busy time of year. I am just getting my Christmas Holiday vlog up. Well I film up to very late in the season so. I figure if I get it before New Years I am good lol. Both looks are great and I am loving the orange bag and statement earrings.

    Allie of
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    1. I think vlogs are even harder - so much time needed to edit!

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  9. I love that you have a group of moms and you do a holiday night out - that's such a brilliant idea! And I love what you wore for it - a black maxi is always such a classic choice. And your outfit for the Frozen themed event was pretty on point (I can't wait to watch those movies with Eleanor).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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    1. I'm sure she will love them as much as my boys do! :)

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  10. I love both of these outfits! I love how you coordinated your jewelry with your bags, it makes such a fun pop of color! Happy Holidays! I hope you have a great weekend, as well! :)

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  11. What a gorgeous maxi dress! Sounds like you had some good days!

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  12. I've really gotten into maxi dresses year this year, most likely because there FINALLY seems to be an increase in petite options available. I also love that they automatically look like you've made an effort and you can dress them up or down!

    Musings & More

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    1. Yes! Although neither of these are petite they luckily fit - I do have a few petite ones in my wardrobe!

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  13. I love that you got up and danced with Elsa! That dress is perfect for a Frozen party color scheme!

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    1. I'll do anything to make the kids happy, haha! They thought it was the best thing ever!

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  14. Love both maxi dresses:) The Balenciaga sandals are super cute too!
    Hope you and the whole fam had an awesome Christmas. I heard it's super hot there right now, so hope you are all keeping cool:)

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  15. Love the first outfit. My outfit post are normally a week behind as well.

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  16. Greatt bag! Have a great holiday season!!
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  17. Fabulous dress outfits
    Happy New Year.

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  18. You look so beautiful! The last outfit is my favourite :)


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  19. Todo se ve estupendo ! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Muchas gracias por tus bonitas palabras en mi blog y espero verte mรกs amenudo el aรฑo que viene ! Felices Fiestas! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŽ…☃️

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  20. I am a big fan of maxi dresses. They are so easy to style and definitely a staple in my closet. Love both your maxi dresses and your accessories especially those mustard tassel earrings. I have been so behind on my posts because it has been a crazy busy season. I am working on catching up with reading my fave blogger posts. Enjoy the rest of your holiday break and would like to take this opportunity to wish you an amazing 2020.

    Xx
    Nikki
    www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

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  21. Love that cute white kimono! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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  22. I know what you mean about posting something you've already done a week later (or more). My posts are so far behind :/ I'll be posting a couple of my pictures with Christmassy backgrounds in a little bit (hopefully later today but I have no idea how full today is going to be). I love both of your outfits! I have a few maxis and I just don't think to put them on (dressing up at work would just be weird and I'd ruin something I loved and I try not to over-do it just shopping for groceries and heading out for dinner I'm usually in a rush to dress and go). Your black maxi has given me an idea for one I found in my closet the other day that I was afraid I'd given away. And the pieces you've used to accessorize actually look (in the pictures) like they're all from the same color family. And the second look for a Frozen party I think is perfect! Isn't the color theme for Frozen blue and white? I'm surprised there weren't more moms dressed in a blue and white theme. You look just gorgeous in both! My Christmas Eve was busy with getting the house ready for 7 family members to come over for a late lunch and do presents. Christmas was quiet, though, and that was really nice. I love having the two days off in the middle of the week - I could get used to it. I'm glad you've had a full and wonderful season and I hope your 2020 is just as amazing.

    Ruth
    https://voguefauxreal.com/2019/12/22

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    1. I'm glad I could give you an idea for how to wear your black maxi! :) So nice to hear you had a wonderful Christmas too! :)

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  23. I know what you mean about feeling awkward posting holiday outfits after the fact! But in this case, I think these outfits are versatile enough to work for many occasions! Love the pretty detailing on your black maxi in particular!

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    1. Yes I could definitely wear these any time of year! :)

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  24. I just love the first maxi dress you wore for your dinner with ABA. I think a black maxi is a great choice when you don't know what to wear. That black maxi looked great on you and I like how you dressed it up with those statement earrings. Lovely bag as well. You looked very chic in that first look, it was such an elegant combo for dinner.
    The second outfit with the blue maxi is lovely as well. I really like the white kimono you paired it with. You look fresh and pretty here!
    I'm happy to hear you had a nice Christmas. My holidays are going pretty well too.
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  25. I love kimonos with everything, skirts, dresses, pants, you look great in both!! Happy new year!!
    xoxo

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  26. I really like your outfits
    You look great!
    Have a good day dear
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  27. Maxi dresses are so comfortable and cool to wear. I love how it look with white kimono. :)
    Happy new year!

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  28. Both outfits are super cute! And I love that you wore the second one for a Frozen party - it's absolutely perfect! I hear you too, I always feel weird posting my Christmas outfit after the day has passed. I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!

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  29. I love love love this fun bag! The color has me so ready for Spring over here in California. The dead of winter is getting to me...tired of the cold weather looks! Happy New Year, friend!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  30. Really like both these outfits because of the color combinations and the maxi dresses. I particularly like the color of the bag in the second outfit, what a pretty jade green!

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    1. It is such a stunning bag in person - so glad I bought it! :)

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  31. Both looks so cute on you. The first one is definitely my fave. Love the pop of color from the bag!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  32. I think it is OK to post those looks later. There will be more festive occasions during the year when we need some inspirations, right? Thank you for sharing this look with My Red Carpet.

    I wish you a Happy New Year 2020!

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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  33. Thanks all for your thoughtful comments :)

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  34. What can i say, I am super behind on blogging my looks and reading my fave blogs.
    Hope you had a marvelous holiday and that your new year is promising.
    I like both looks, as usual you do maxi dresses so well, its your signature style.

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