Thursday, 10 September 2020

Printed Maxi Dresses With Colourful Scarves, Denim Jackets and Balenciaga Bags

Layering up some maxi dresses for a windy winter weekend last month where we attended two different birthday parties. Added ankle boots, denim jackets and some big colourful scarves to keep me cosy outdoors in the wind, and my Balenciaga bags for a bit of colour. Wore some statement earrings for the first time in a while too to feel a little more dressed up!

What I wore:

floral maxi dress for kids birthday party in winter with denim jacket louis vuitton shawl Balenciaga day bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete with louis vuitton shawl and denim jacket | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram layering kmart floral maxi dress for winter brithday party with denim jacket louis vuitton shawl scarf balenciaga bag

Earrings: Colette Joanne teal and gold multi drop disk earrings
Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Knowing how windy it was going to be I added a grey tee over this floral maxi dress to keep me a little warmer. It was nice in the sun, but we spent the birthday party in the shade so we felt the worst of the wind and I was grateful I'd added the tee! The denim jacket wasn't as warm as I'd have liked but the big Louis Vuitton shawl is a wool blend and so was perfect for the breeze. The kids had a great time at the party, although there were definitely too much chocolate and lollies consumed 😂 Sign of a successful party though if you eat too much good food! Plenty of cake to go around too, even though the re-introduced COVID restrictions of 10 people gatherings announced the day before meant it was cut in half, to save some for the other guests who were coming in the afternoon!

I wasn't sure if the tempete blue Balenciaga day bag would be too much blue with this outfit, with the light wash of the denim jacket and the cobalt blue of the scarf, but I think all the blues went really nicely with the blue in the floral print of the dress. Even if the dress was picked up quite a lot in the wind and probably not the best choice for the day!

What I wore:

navy printed maxi dress with denim jacket pink scarf Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag 2010 birthday party outfit | away from the blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy printed maxi dress with denim jacket pink accessories scarf and balenciaga day bag

Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

This was a really fun party! Our last one before the 10 people gathering restriction came into place, as we didn't know until after the party that the restriction had just been put in place that morning with immediate effect! The kids had a blast at a playground we hadn't been to before, running around with their friends and again eating lots of party food. It was nice to meet some of the parents of my kids friends I hadn't spoken too before too, as you can't really talk during the school run when you're trying to keep your distance.

With the blue maxi dress, navy statement earrings and indigo denim jacket this felt a bit too monochrome, so I added some pink accessories to brighten it up a bit! It's not the first time I've worn this hot pink scarf and pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag together before, I really like the combination and pink always works so well with blue.

Despite another windy day I was pretty warm as there was plenty of running around after the kids in the playground, and helping the little one with some things he was just a bit too small for. He gave it a good go though. By the end of the party I was wishing I'd picked different shoes! These ankle boots have the tiniest heel but it was hard work with my injured knee.

How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress can easily be layered up for a cooler day with ankle boots, a denim jacket and a cosy scarf. For an event like a birthday party you can keep it colourful by picking bright layers, either complimenting the colours in the print of the dress like the first outfit, or a contrasting colour like in the second outfit.

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  1. I like so much both those outfits here- the same colors but once is more one of them and little less the second one and in the other opposite of the first mix :-) So cool :-)

    Have a lovely day Mica :-)

  2. Love the layering and colours. Hope you are well and having a great week so far.
    Gemma x

  3. Beautiful print dresses, I do love the blue one! xx
    Elegant Duchess xx

  4. Loving the bright pinks in both of these looks! Layering really is magical, isn't it. I definitely have some Summer dresses that would be winter-worthy if I wore sweaters over top

  5. Such fabulous outfits Mica! Loving how you styled the dresses!

  6. You always have the most unique outfit combination! :)

  7. I think all the blues in your first outfit work really well together, especially with the addition of the pop of red from your maxi skirt! Glad to hear the kids had a great time in spite of the reintroduced restrictions. Your second outfit is my favourite! I love that maxi dress and it looks gorgeous with the denim jacket and pink scarf and bag! xxx

  8. Glad to hear you were celebrating safely! I love that skirt in the first outfit, but I think the bag's colour has a green-ish tinge that keeps it from being a perfect match (just me loving matchy, ha ha!). I think a more indigo blue might have worked better. However, still a lovely outfit!

    Your pinks are perfect in the second outfit - not quite matching but in the right tones to complement each other.

    I hope your week goes well, my dear!

  9. I just love how nice and full both of these scarves are, they look extra cozy and warm!


  10. I love both of your outfits!

    I'm glad you had fun at the parties too! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

  11. Wonderful outfits for birthday parties! ! I think that children had a lovely time with you<3


  12. You look so nice in both of those outfits Mica. I like the accessories and how it looks so bright and cheery. You are lucky to have such mild winters. Have a nice weekend.

  13. Both outfits are perfect for chilly weather. How fun that you were able to attend these gatherings outdoors. I hope that you all are staying healthy through all of this craziness. Have a lovely weekend. - Amy

  14. It's so nice to see such colorful outfits even though the weather is getting chilly Mica,

  15. I love the vivid colors of the scarves! While your outfits always look fabulous, these scarves really take these outfits up a notch.


  16. Oh man, I can't wait for the winter season to come! It's been super hot out in California. Love the mix and match with the different accessories. I LOVE the richness of your scarf. Makes me want to buy a bougie one too hehe. I like how you make the most out of all of your outfits. You can still be a mix of economical, bougie, while still looking great!

    Nancy ✨

  17. How fun! I am missing get togethers like that! We can do small ones, but most people I know are still trying to be really careful. I love your beautiful outfits!

  18. Beautiful photos Mica! Both outfits are lovely!

  19. Both beautiful outfits, Mica! The pink scarf is gorgeous, it looks so pretty and comfy.

    Wishing you the most amazing weekend, friend! I am off to a combined birthday party for our little niece and nephew soon, and then it should just be a cozy Saturday in.

    Make Life Marvelous

  20. You have such wonderful scarves Mica, looking lovely in these two outfits, have a great weekend darling!


  21. GORGEOUS hopeful colours - which brightened my morning. Thank you.

  22. You really have a huge collection of Beles! I love the color of this one and I like both looks!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  23. Thanks to you I never pack my maxidresses away until it is time for the winter wardrobe, I just layer them with a jumper on top. That tip truly changed the way I look at them.

  24. You always wear maxi dresses so well. I love how you paired these printed maxi dresses with scarves. You layered them so well. You look very stylish, pretty and fresh.

  25. I love this outfit! So cute! And lucky that you can fit in maxi dresses, as I am always too short haha.
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

  26. These looks are perfect for where our weather is going right now. Love the first floral maxi dress. The colors and print are beautiful!

  27. Your choices for a windy weekend were great! It's great to layer up especially for outdoor events. Glad you had fun! <3

    x Natalie
    Lucy and the Runaways - Blog and Instagram

  28. Your scarf collection is amazing and so is your Balenciaga bag collection! I'm loving that sorbet classic city, it's such a great colour!

    Eileen |

  29. How nice that you can attend birthday parties and gatherings in your country again. Layering is such a great way to wear your maxi dresses when the weather starts to cool. Love the way you always incorporate vibrant colors into your looks.

  30. Oooh, I just love the pairing of the scarf with the denim jacket & dress!! It pulls the whole look together, I think. xxx

  31. Love your outfit choices. Its a great way to change the up by learing, isn't it? I always struggle with maxi dresses being 5ft3 😂. Wouldn't have thought to wear them as it i getting cooler, but will now!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

  32. Both outfits are gorgeous - I always underestimate how much difference a brightly coloured scarf close to the face can make, it really makes the whole outfit :)

  33. These two outfits look so fab on you, Mica:) The colours just go so well together. And yay that you got to a great party before the restriction!

  34. Scarves are such a fab accessory! I love how you paired the dresses with boots.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  35. I love layering like this! It's great for that transitional part of the season. I really like the pops of pink with the all blue outfit x


  36. I'm glad the party was fun! I love both of these looks and how you bundled up those pretty maxi dresses for cooler weather.

  37. Love your outfits and the colour of your scarves.

  38. totally love that second outfit so much! will check out your video soon!

  39. I love both outfits! second outfit is such a charmer I saw it on your insta and I totally LOVED it but now I like first even more. The jacket is perfect and I love how matchy-matchy it is with your bag! It seems perfect to me


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