Monday, 6 July 2020

Maxi Skirts and Marl Knits With Balenciaga Day Bag | Weekday Wear Link Up

Cheating a little bit for today's Weekday Wear Link Up as I only wore one of these outfits during the week, the other I wore on the weekend! Both very comfortable outfits, I've paired two of my cosy marl knits with some colourful maxi skirts and my Balenciaga day bag.

What I wore:



Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Jumper: SES fashions mustard marle knit jumper
Skirtthrifted Billabong 'Don't Think Of It' bikini red printed maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

With the yellow print on this pretty red maxi skirt, I've been slowly trying to wear it with more yellow pieces. This mustard marle knit was the perfect paring! I thought the blue Balenciaga day bag worked as a bit of a neutral with all the colour. Even if I didn't need a big bag to carry that much around with me, working from home and doing the school run as well as a telehealth appointment in the evening.

The only thing I didn't like about this outfit was when I picked my son up from school in the afternoon it was a bit windy - and this skirt loves blowing in the breeze. It's a pretty big skirt so I wasn't in danger of having my own Marilyn moment but I had not shaved my legs for a few days and was trying to keep my skirt down to hide that fact  šŸ˜‚ I was somewhat successful. Hopefully social distancing away from the other parents at pickup meant nobody noticed!


Last worn: mustard marle knit, navy tassel necklace, red maxi skirt, Converse, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearmustard marle knit and jeansred maxi skirt in summer, Converse and tee dress, Balenciaga tempete day bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Balenciaga tempete day bag in third trimester.



What's In My Bag - Balenciaga Day Bag:






What I wore:





Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Knit: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
Skirt: thrifted Cotton On navy and grey striped maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Not quite a monochrome outfit here but I think the blues and greys worked together so well! I wanted to wear this cosy marle knit again but I wasn't sure what skirt to wear it with - I tried out a few before I realised the navy and grey in this skirt would go perfectly with the bluey-grey colour of my Balenciaga tempete day bag. And the stripes went so well with the bright knit.

This was a cosy and comfortable outfit for what we anticipated to be a long day at the shops, trying to social distance and entertain two little ones as we shopped for a new fridge. This time around my bag was pushed to its limit with water bottles and snacks inside, definitely needed a big bag on this day. Turned out we found a fridge we loved at the first store and they could price match a store that was further away but had it cheaper, and we got a great deal on the fridge without spending all day walking around.

Had a bit of a giggle when we left, as I stopped to grab a photo and realised my grey lined maxi skirt matched the metal wall behind me!


How You Can Wear It:

A cosy marl open knit like this is a good light-weight choice for a Brisbane winter. If you're in a colder climate you might want to add a few extra layers, but on a mild winter day, with just a tank underneath and a cute maxi skirt, this is an easy outfit.



Weekday Wear Linkup #77


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85 comments:

  1. You looks so beautiful, I love that red skirt, very cute! And I love your necklace☺ Have a lovely day☺

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  2. I love your red maxi skirt and yellow top styling. Lovely bag and necklace as well.
    The blue top looks great with a striped maxi too. These are great casual outfits.

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  3. Love the layering and the color mix of the first look especially. Thanks for the link up Mica!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  4. Awesome fall looks! I especially love the first one.

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  5. I chuckled when I read about your almost Marilyn moment! Thank goodness for large bags when you have little ones, such a lifesaver. Glad you scored a great deal on a new fridge! Thanks for the link up Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. They do make some great bags! This style is my favourite :)

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  7. I love the combination of a sweater and maxi skirt. Both of these look so cozy and soft too, and I love the marled knit! Have a great week Mica!

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    1. it is such a soft and cosy outfit! :)

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  8. That first shirt looks so soft and comfortable!

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  9. I'm sure not one noticed the leg situation, even with your gorgeous skirt (love that rich colour) blowing in the wind -- maxi dresses and skirts are always a good cover for that when you don't want to wear pants. I've been incredibly lazy these days in terms of shaving my legs. It just seems like a lot of work for the 10 minutes a day I'm actually out of the house.


    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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    1. Yeah ISO life doesn't require a lot of shaving, haha!

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  10. Love both skirts, and also love the colour matching you did on both outfits:) Cool how the second skirt matched the wall:D And yay as well for the deal on the fridge! I hate shopping for appliances coz of the price comparison you have to do, so it's great when a store can price match:)
    Happy Monday:)

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    1. Yes I was anticipating a long and boring day for the kids but it worked out really well! :)

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  11. I love your bag! so stylish!
    x Natalie
    Lucy and the Runaways - Blog and Instagram

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  12. Love the first outfit. I have yet to try a sweater with a maxi skirt. Have a great week.

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

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    1. It's a really comfortable outfit option!

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  13. I love the skirt and sneaker combo! Both of these outfits are so cozy chic!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  14. I will need to wear my maxis this winter too! I love the red one and its flow!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  15. Nice maxi skirts. I have stopped wearing maxi skirts after I retired from work.

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  16. Two wonderful looks, Mica! Love how you styled them with converse for a fun and casual look, and how beautiful is that shade of blue on the second sweater!!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup, hoping all is well over there!

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  17. Right now-weekend, weekday, it's all a blur! Love both of these relaxed and comfortable looking outfits on you! Glad you had good luck and an easy shop for your fridge.

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    1. So true, the days kind of merge into one sometimes!

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  18. Love the color pairing in that first outfit! So bright and happy
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  19. Such fun skirts, and love how you paired them with sneakers <3

    Green Fashionista

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  20. In love with your 1sy outfit: it looks so stylish and modern!!!!
    Even the second looks very nice , but that skirt on the 1st is amazing paired with the sweater!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm always a fan of skirts/dresses with Converse...super cute!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  22. These are nice skirts :-D

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  23. You are such an inspiration to wear maxis in the cooler weather Mica. I know when I have such a flowy skirt like that, I can tame it with a knot in the bottom...it gives it more weight and puts it closer to my body.
    XOOX
    Jodie

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    1. I haven't tried knotting this skirt yet - although I have done that with some of my maxi dresses that were a little too long though! :)

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  24. I'm loving both of your outfits, but my favourite is the first one. That red maxi skirt is gorgeous and I love how you matched the yellow print by wearing that yellow marl knit jumper. I'm hearing you on the skirt incident, though. I was wearing a dress with a wide skirt the other week, but hadn't anticipated the wind :-) xxx

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  25. In the pictures, the first outfit looks like peach + red - I can't see yellow in either piece. However, the marled top looks amazing with the red skirt. I did laugh at your semi-Marilyn moment - honestly, have you ever noticed that someone hasn't shaved their legs?? I have NEVER noticed that! People just don't look that closely (besides, you're wearing a maxi! Not shaving is the whole point! ha!).

    I love the blue/grey stripes too - very chic-looking. Great news on the fridge! What a relief you didn't have to trek around from store to store!

    Thanks so much for the link-up, Mica! Have a wonderful week ahead, my dear.

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    1. So true! I used to have a peach knit but it met a fast end when it got a giant hole in it :( it's a shame as now I want to try peach with this skirt, haha! :)

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  26. Love these looks they do look so cosy xx

    Violethollow.com

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  27. I really love that first outfit! The sweater pairs so beautifully with the skirt and I love that you wore those sneakers with it. So cute!

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  28. I love maxi skirts, and your first outfit is my favourite. :)
    I just realised that I hadn't followed your blog yet, so now you have a new GFC-follower. :)

    P&P style ♡ ☯ ☮ --- DIY --- fashion --- and more --- ☮ ☯ ♡

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  29. Both sweaters are so so cute! I just love this style. It is honestly so smart to pair sweaters and maxi dresses together.
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  30. Love the day bag and love that red skirt!
    Always so stylish!
    xxx

    https://ooomaye.com

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  31. The marl knits and maxis look great together, but the red maxi is my favorite what a fun color and pattern. And so glad you found such a good deal on a fridge so quickly. Sometimes shopping for something specific can be stressful.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Yes I was anticipating a long day, I'm glad it was a fairly pain free process!

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  32. Hi Mica
    I wish I had seen your moment Marilyn Monroe ahah !! Just kidding !!
    I also use this trick when I don't have epilation done I wear long skirts too. I like the first look most because it's more colorful !!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  33. Such cute outfits! I love the red skirt with the mustard top - such a fun combo. And hilarious about the shaved legs!! That's totally something I would do, haha.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

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  34. I like the red skirt, Mica even thought it wasn't behaving very well in the windy conditions :).

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    1. It's so pretty I still wear it anyway, even on windy days, haha! :)

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  35. I liked both your maxis , so good with your Converse . Glad you were able to find the new fridge without too many hastles. Many thanks for hosting , enjoy your week.

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  36. I love your long skirts, they are so stylish but casual too. Thanks for hosting. Jacqui x.

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  37. Totally love your Balenciaga bag and how you styled it!

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  38. love love love the first maxi skirt!!!
    have a great day,

    Tiziana
    www.tizianaolbrich.de

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  39. Blue is perfect for you ❤

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  40. Such a great bag, lots of room and great colour too :) x

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  41. These maxi skirts are sooo goood! They look great on you! You made me laugh so hard with the non-shaved legs and thankful social distancing thing lol!!!

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  42. The first skirt is so pretty and I love how you paired it with your converse!!!

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com/

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  43. Your bag looks so wonderful! I love it!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

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  44. Love how you styled your maxi skirts with sneakers—it's one of my favorite pairings—and that fab Balenciaga hobo!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  45. I found your bag very beautiful and chic! :)

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  46. You are the queen of maxi skirts. I ordered a couple of summery maxi skirts yesterday and thought of you. Cannot wait to receive them and wear them. Love the first look and those colors together - the skirt is so pretty. =)

    I brought back The Sunday Showcase, the first Sunday of each month. I would love for you to join it. Thanks. =) Enjoy your week! And please join me every THURSDAY for my weekly linkup. =)

    https://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-sunday-showcase-july-2020-red-white.html

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    1. I bet you will look great in your maxi skirts! They are a staple for me :)

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  47. Oh, I think also the weekends belong to the week :) Love the looks with the maxi skirts and I'm impressed how much you can fill in your bag!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  48. Nice!

    Carina | https://carinazz.blogspot.com/

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  49. I love the outfits girl, and the BAG IS TO DIE FOR <3

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.surrealserene.com

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  50. I love the red Billabong skirt. It is meant to be warm here next week and I've been wanting to wear skirts, but I've found it so hard to find ones that suit me!

    xo Sarah | Oomph London

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  51. Love both of these looks, Mica. I especially like the red maxi skirt on you. Haha such a funny story. I encounter Marilyn moments more often than I like haha. Unshaved leg moments can be equally as awkward too. I really enjoy the thrifted pieces in this look!

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  52. I absolutely love your red maxi skirt with the yellow sweater combo, it's such a happy combination and I think I'd instantly feel brightened by wearing it myself.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  53. Like the idea you can combine that handbag with so many outfits. Love the red print skirt. Have a bless weekend It also been rainy by me.

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  54. Love that bright red skirt - it's gorgeous!

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  55. Such a beautiful bag. I like color and how you style it on different ways.

    New Post - https://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com/2020/07/2nd-anniversary-of-exclusive-beauty.html

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  56. Great post dear!Photos are amazing !  

    https://elenabienvenido.blogspot.com/

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  57. I love a good maxi- they layer so well! Thanks for sharing, Mica!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  58. I love the idea of this link up! I feel like it needs to be in my life so I actually take the time to get ready. The last few months have not be a good change for me in that regard. ;) I love that blue sweater. The color is gorgeous!! I also love that red skirt and the movement of it!

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    1. Hope you can join in on future linkups! :)

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  59. A very nice outfit! I love how versatile that handbag is!

    Lindifique

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  60. The first outfit is my favorite. I love that color combination.
    Haha this always happens to me as well whenever I wear skirts/dresses...suddenly it gets super windy.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  61. What a beautiful red skirt! You have an amazing collection of beautiful bags! Would you like to show them all together here sometime?
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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    1. I do have a link to my handbag collection at the top of the blog :)

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  62. cool post!
    thanks for sharing!!

    http://www.itzytrendy.com/2020/07/tracksuit-from-femme-luxe.html

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  63. That red skirt is really beautiful and stripe skirt is so cute!
    It was the lovely happening that your skirt matched the metal wall :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

    akiko

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  64. I love that red printed skirt. I am all about a maxi skirt on days I haven't shaved lol!

    Tracy
    Find Your Dazzle

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  65. Hey doll!! Adorable and stylish, as always. You have reminded me that I need to wear a maxi again. Trying to wear one at least once a month. Hard to clean house in them, though! And that is about all I am doing these days. DAD GUM IT!!

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  66. I love both outfits! I would need to add quite a few layers to wear and outfit like that here though...

    I also love the skirt blowing in the wind story. I've actually had this exact problem a few times myself when the pesky skirt I wore to hide under refused to stay down :)

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  67. Thanks all for your kind comments, and for linking up!

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  68. Lovely combination with the bright skirt and neutral sweater.
    Glad to know you are well Mica, big hug.

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