Friday, 15 May 2020

Long Sleeved Dresses And Micro Bedford Bag

With autumn weather arriving near the end of April, I've changed my usual "grocery shopping during coronavirus pandemic" outfit formula a little. I pulled out some longer sleeved dresses for the cooler weather. Both of these haven't been worn in a while and were definitely overdue a wear!

What I wore:

Navy striped atmos&here tee dress with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from the blue

Navy striped dress with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from the blue

Atmos&Here navy stripe long sleeve tee dress
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

This striped tee dress is a firm favourite of mine but doesn't get worn as much as the other ones I have as the thicker fabric and longer sleeves make it a little warm for much of the year here in Brisbane. It was perfect on this colder autumn morning though, as I left the kids with hubby working from home as I went out for groceries. I try go get groceries early in the day so that the crowds will be smaller. Doesn't guarantee that there will be more stock there, but does mean the store is quieter.

I do like wearing this dress with my Converse so these sneakers are just another take on that, even if I think they are a bit uglier than my Converse! I'm sticking to the same accessories each time I leave the house so I don't need to contaminate things by bringing them back inside to change them over. It did create a very monochromatic outfit with the navy bag and navy striped dress together, and I did wish I'd have picked a different colour of bag as my go-to over for grocery shopping ๐Ÿ˜‚ maybe a pink one, I like wearing pink bags with this dress!


Last worn: Atmos&Here striped tee dress, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford bag.

Other ways to wearAtmos&Here striped tee dress and ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyAtmos&Here striped tee dress in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford










What I wore:

printed shift dress long sleeves with navy rebecca minkoff crossbody bag | awayfromblue


awayfromtheblue Instagram | jeanswest geometric print shift dress with navy Rebecca Minkoff micro bedford bag crossbody
DressJeanswest Nikki printed shirt dress
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

Like the striped tee dress above, this isn't frequently worn. It's a great shift style but hasn't gotten a lot of love as the length makes it a bit tricky to wear around the kids. Even though the striped one only has a slightly more dipped hem in the back, this feels a bit shorter. Perfect for a solo trip to the grocery store though, again with the same shoes and bag as above. I have to say my knee is loving only wearing these supportive shoes every time I go out in the car, driving is the thing that hurts my injured knee the most.

Unfortunately, unlike the striped dress above, this dress is not as stretchy and forgiving and highlighted to me the high levels of chocolate consumption going on in home isolation here, ha! Always tempting to sneak a bit from my secret pantry stash when I'm getting the boys yet another snack... ๐Ÿ˜‚


Last worn: printed shift dress, New Balance sneakers (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted shift dress and Chucks, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag and shorts.




Long Sleeved Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A long sleeved dress is a great option for a cooler day, and a print is a fun way to add a little more interest to your outfit.


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73 comments:

  1. I love the navy dress with the stripes. I like how you paired it with a navy bag. The sneakers are lovely as well. Such a great monochromatic styling. The second styling with the printed shirt dress is also lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I love a good sneaker- dress combo! And I totally relate to the certain areas of my body growing a bit with this whole pandemic, ugh, some of my clothes just love to hug those areas! Have a great weekend Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. haha yes, it was inevitable with all the chocolate consumed during those working from home / teaching the kids at home days, haha!

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  3. You wore again perfect looks for your grocery shopping and both dresses deserve it to be worn more often! Good that you have even in Brisbane cooler days now!
    Have a wonderful and happy weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  4. You look fantastic in both version of the outfits. This color is your perfect match.

    Here in Poland kids are still out of the school.

    Have a lovely weekend Mica xx

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    1. Hope you are doing okay - it's hard work helping the kids with online learning!

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  5. I also love wearing long sleeved (+ over the knee) dresses with sporty shoes and cross body bags. Blue looks so good on you, Mica! xx

    Naya
    www.nayatilly.com

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  6. I really love both these dresses - and pairing them with sneakers is perfect for running errands and getting groceries. My snacking habits in the midst of all of this are just totally over the top!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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    1. Just iso life I think! My kids were eating more too!

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  7. These are both pretty dresses, Mica! I don't own any long sleeved dresses. I should invest in some! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mica! :) XXX

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    1. They are a great option for spring and autumn I find! :)

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  8. I love a good long sleeved dress! Both of these are beautiful but I especially love that first one. You are stunning!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  9. I love a good navy! These monochromatic looks are great! Isn't it funny how dresses can be shorter but feel longer than a longer dress...I have a few like that too
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  10. Oh, tell me about the chocolate consumption - same here! I have to try to limit myself to only on the weekends!

    I love that first dress - the deep blue really looks good on you. I'm not a huge fan of the second dress, as this is one of those prints that looks "muddy" on screen. Small, delicate patterns tend to do that, I've found. Nothing to do with how it looks on you - although I do feel you on the length and non-stretchiness!

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    1. Yes it doesn't photograph well at all, it's a lovely mix of colours (even pink!) in person!

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  11. I love both of those dresses! I hope the weather warms up a bit here soon so I can wear a few dresses too, I need a change from my usual jeans and leggings!

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  12. All of the at home time has me snacking big time too! Or rewarding myself by getting through certain school subjects with my oldest with a treat! I love that navy dress especially! The colors in the print on your second dress is beautiful! I am glad you can see it more in the photo with your bag!

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    1. I think that getting through online learning definitely deserves a treat though, haha!

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  13. These dresses are perfect for a day of errands like that Mica.
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  14. Oh yes, I eat much more! It didn t help that Gerben received a Chocolate thank you present from work! Have a great weekend!

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  15. Oooh! I love the long sleeve dress! I have a hard time rocking them. You look great with yours. I love that you pair it with color coding bags as well :). I feel you about going to the grocery store early. We have to especially with everyone crowding to them and having spacial limitations applying! Oooh, your printed shirt dress is cute as well!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  16. I'm loving the long sleeves dresses for spring now, they keep me warm on chillier evenings. They both look chic on you!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  17. Love both of these monochromatic looks! The bag is the perfect complement to these dresses.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  18. Such cute dresses! Love the bag.

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  19. The dark striped dress looks so chic. I understand the knee comfort with your sneakers, it's something I struggle with, too.

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    1. I really miss my comfortable shoes but hopefully I'll be able to get back to the physio soon! :)

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  20. These blue themes look cozy and calm!

    Enjoy weekend :)

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  21. Love the navy stripped dress, perfect for the cool days, the sneakers makes it look casual but the bag gives it a casual chick look!

    Grocery shopping has become quite the outing lately, so I feel like I'm always dressing up a little bit ๐Ÿ˜„

    Loren | Plaid + Sugar

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    1. It is good to have a reason to wear a pretty dress, haha!

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  22. I thought I was fine with my chocolate consumption until I visited a shop which had recently re-opened, and was given a 1 kilo bag of mini Easter eggs for free! I do love both of the dresses, and think navy is a great colour on you. I have a pair of trousers in a similar print as your second dress! I agree a pink bag would look fantastic with your first dress. I am actually only using two handbags at the moment, one to go to the office and one for shopping trips. Sad really, as my other handbags keep calling me every time I open the wardrobe doors! Have a lovely Sunday, Mica! xxx

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    1. Oh how lucky! I wouldn't say no to a kilo of chocolate, haha! The grocery stores here donated all their leftover chocolate to the local hospitals :)

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  23. I love both of these dresses, they look so pretty on you!

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, friend. I am trying to catch up on some blog work, as well as just relax after a busy week. :)

    Make Life Marvelous

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  24. Nice to be still getting dressed up to do the food shop!

    K x http://highstreetcoutureblog.com/

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  25. I love that bag, such a cute colour and perfect for every outfit! xo

    Gemma | Makeup Muddle

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  26. What a cute bag! reminds me of the Balenciaga City, but more simple!
    Have a great weekend,
    S

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  27. Your outfits still look very cute, even if you'd rather wear cuter footwear! I couldn't tell you the last time I wore a dress, ha!

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    1. Definitely not a go-to for stay at home iso life, haha!

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  28. I adore wearing dresses but I struggle to know what shoes to wear with them sometimes as heels just aren't convenient sometimes. I think I probably need to follow your lead and throw on some trainers!

    Hope you and you're family are keeping well!

    Musings & More

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    1. They are kinder on injured knees too which is why I wear mine, haha!

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  29. I think these monochromatic looks suit you my dear Mica and they are the best excuse to wear that Minkoff bag.

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  30. I love looks like this, so easy to wear and style but you still look put together. I laughed a little when you said it was your autumn outfit as this is the kind of thing I'm wearing right now as we edge towards summer x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Oh I find these dresses work for spring too! :)

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  31. Our grocery's store are the busiest during the morning and then clam down during the day. Glad you find an outfit formula that works for your grocery store tripe. Have a great weekend.

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  32. Solid match and matching clothes and accessories, friend. Good choice.

    Greetings from Indonesia

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  33. You look beautiful. I prefer the first dress :)

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  34. Oh, beautiful look! Love your bag! 

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  35. I like the monochrome looks! I do like pops of color and pink bag would definitely look great but there is a thing in monochrome too.
    I so feel you about the forgiving hems, my personal number of flattering clothes is getting smaller and smaller.

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  36. It always feels great to be able to give some love to lesser worn items in our wardrobe and both dresses look breezy and chic. Grocery shopping is all about efficiency these days and wearing an outfit you're comfortable with certainly helps. I've been sicking to one outfit when I do go out on grocery runs and I make sure to leave those clothes out on a rack so they don't touch anything else in my closet. I just feel like you can't be too safe right now y'know.

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    1. that's a good approach! I figured washing after I wear them, even if I've only worn them for an hour would be the way to go as I wasn't sure I could sufficiently space them out in my wardrobe, haha! Isn't it funny the things we have to think of now!

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  37. Always wearing some beautiful dress, Mica. I love wearing dresses like this with converse just like you've styled yours. You look wonderful!
    Happy Sunday :-)

    https://missymayification.co.uk

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  38. Both dress looks so good on you.
    You look cool with the sneakers.
    stay safe

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  39. I love navy blue, so I love your outfits. Especially the first one.

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  40. I love the bag! It looks great, and adds a little element of glam during quarantine.

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  41. very nice post dear :)
    Kisses, Buba

    https://bubasworld.blogspot.com/

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  42. Your outfits still look very cute

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  43. such a beautiful bag, seems very easy to style, love how you styled with the striped dress !!
    Sonia
    www.soniaaicha.com

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  44. I like both dresses and they are just perfect to wear for fall. I hope you have a nice week Mica.

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  45. I love that handbag! I appreciate anything with zips and compartments. Would go with a lot of outfits too! x

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  46. Both dresses are very cute and I love your bag. I typically only carry a cross body bag, especially when shopping. It just makes it so much easier to have my hands free and I feel it is more secure and sanitary than having it sitting in a shopping cart. Sneakers are my bum knee's best friend and when I know I am going to be doing a lot of walking or work around the house, I also where a stretchy knee brace that just slips on. Hope your knee gets to feeling better soon. Mine has been a problem for close to a year, so when things are a little more open, I'll probably get to the doctor and have it checked out. Hope you are doing well. Stay safe. - Amy
    https://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Hope you can get to the doctor soon! I did have a knee support I'd wear but I haven't been able to wear it lately as it's caused more pain :( Didn't get a chance to work on it much at the physio before everything closed down!

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  47. You are so clever to put these dresses with the tennis shoes. I wouldn't think to do that but really like the way it looks. And those comfy shoes make so much more sense for running errands and grocery shopping. Really like the striped dress on you and the first one you featured with your links. I have a 6 year old striped dress that needs more wear. Thanks for the inspo.

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    1. It's so much easier on my injured knee wearing these supportive shoes too!

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  48. Both dresses are so pretty! I also have a secret pantry for chocolate, hahaha:)

    akiko

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    1. It's essential for mum life I think! ha!

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  49. Long sleeve dresses (and tops) are my favorite! Even in warm weather. Though I am sure you are happy to have some cooler weather approaching, I will still send you some warm, Florida vibes :)

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  50. I'm glad your knee feels better. I hope that continues.

    I also love both looks. Something about long sleeve dresses always looks elegant...

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  51. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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