Monday 16 November 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up: Balenciaga Bags and Kmart Short Sleeve Tiered Jersey Midi Dress

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing two outfits I wore - both the Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dresses. Like I do fairly frequently despite telling myself I really shouldn't, I have bought this dress in multiple colours. I now own the dress in amber and fuchsia, and I'm tempted by the navy... with the hot spring we have been having in Brisbane a light floaty dress like this is just perfect. I kept it simple, accessorising them with some Balenciaga bags each time I wore them, although one is a little dressier of an outfit than the other.

What I wore:

Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dress in amber with black accessories balenciaga bag new balance running shoes | awayfromblue

orange dress with Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dress in amber with black accessories balenciaga part time bag sneakers

Necklace: Tiffany & Co silver 5th Avenue notes heart pendant necklace
Dress: Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dress in amber 
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black (new purchase)
Bracelets: the usual plus old beaded black bracelet stack
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Wore this a couple of weeks ago, just a few days from Halloween. It was a cloudy and windy yet humid day as there were storms predicted so I knew this dress would be comfortable for the school run and working from home, as it was warm despite the breeze. And with the black accessories the amber dress worked well at being kind of themed for my son's special Halloween sporting class. The kids had the chance to earn lollies doing when practicing their sporting skills which they were very excited about!

My recently purchased black New Balance sneakers were comfortable and helped this outfit stay more casual, as well as matching with the black Balenciaga part time bag and black bracelet stack. This bag was definitely overdue a wear, last worn in March! It was good to get it out again. I did try wear a black necklace with this too but couldn't find the perfect one so went with my simple silver Tiffany heart in the end.

Thankfully the rain held off in the evening while we found our way to class after I managed to get us lost on the wrong side of town after picking up dinner first, but we made it there just on time. While the rain started during the class we didn't get too wet afterwards as I'd remembered to bring umbrellas!

Last wornamber tiered midi dress, Tiffany silver heart necklace, black bracelet stack, Balenciaga black part time bag. First time I've shared the shoes on the blog as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearamber tiered midi dress worn 2 ways, Balenciaga black part time bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga black part time bag in second trimester.

My Balenciaga Handbag Collection:

What I wore:

Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia with statement necklace studded sandals and turqouise balenciaga first bag birthday party outfit | awayfromblue

Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia with Balenciaga turquoise blue India first bag and bracelet stack | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia with turquoise Balenciaga first bag studded sandals

Necklace: thrifted Equip gold and marble station necklace
Dress: Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

This dress was an impulse buy! When bike shopping for Christmas I'd seen this dress at Kmart and decided if I found the bike I'd treat myself, having some money left over from Christmas. Was so pleased to have found the bike and I felt the dress was a good reward, we had been looking a while with the shortage in Australia! Decided to wear it out a few days later to a kids birthday party. Although interestingly it also rained on the way back to the car on this day too as a storm blew in just before the end of the party! Storm season is truly underway.

Wore my strappy studded sandals and my pretty marble statement necklace to try dress this up a little for the party. The white howlite beads on this bracelet matched the white marble on the necklace well too!

As soon as I'd seen this dress I knew I wanted to wear this little turquoise Balenciaga first bag with it - it really pops against the fuchsia! One of my fave outfits.

How You Can Wear It:

A bright, block colour midi dress is so easy to dress up or down. You can try pretty sandals or heels for dressing it up, or a casual pair of sneakers on a more relaxed day.

Weekday Wear Linkup #96

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  1. I think you made an excellent decision to buy that dress in 2 colors. The fuschia is my favorite. I think turqouise looks great with it - you're right it pops! When it's hot and humid this is the perfect type of dress to wear! Thanks for the link up!

  2. Love these tiered dresses Mica! The color are stunning and so wonderful for your upcoming summer. Thanks for the link up!

  3. Mica, these dresses are so adorable! I love both colors. You look amazing!


  4. Love the outfits!
    I follow your blog and i want invite you to visit and follow back mine if you want! <3

  5. I really like how you accessorized the pink one with the pretty statement necklace and sandals! There are several colors that will look really pretty with that pink!

  6. This dress screams comfort while totally looking put together. I can see why you bought it in a few different colors. I love how the fuchsia just pops and it makes me wish for summer to come back. LOL. I also loved how simple the heart necklace you choose looked with the other version.

    Have a great week ahead.

  7. Wow! I love both these dresses! What a fabulous colors. Like the design a lot too!

  8. Nothing wrong with buying the same dress in multiple colours! Especially when it such a beautiful design. It just means you get to mix things up! I really love both looks. As always, your accessories are spot on. You have such a good eye.
    the creation of beauty is art.

  9. I always buy pieces I really love in multiples and this is a really lovely dress (in some really lovely colours) so I'm not surprised you purchased more than one ... and may get another colour or two.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  10. Obsessed with these fun gorgeous colors! I honestly can't pick a favorite <3

    Green Fashionista

  11. Loved both dresses on you but my favorite must be the fuchsia one. Happy MOnday Mica.

  12. I can totally see why you have this dress in multiple looks so fab on you:) And love the combo of the fuchsia dress with the turquoise Balenciaga:)
    Have a great week ahead:)

  13. I just love the pink and orange dresses. They are so lovely and work perfectly for a casual or dressy occasion :) I hope your having a great week.

  14. I just love these dresses! The pink and orange are such stand out tones. And I love how you can wear them casual or dressy. I hope your having a great week :)

  15. I think it makes perfect sense that you want to buy this dress in multiple colours because it suits you so well. I like the mustard yellow one and how you paired it with black sneakers and bag. The second styling with the pink midi dress is just as lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  16. This dress is fabulous in both colors, Mica!


  17. That is such a cute and versatile dress style, and nice and easy hot for summer days. Also, you have such a stellar bag collection! Thanks for hosing the link up and for commenting on my blog!

  18. That floaty layered dress looks just perfect to combat the hot spring, and as you so clearly demonstrate, it can be dressed up as well as done. I thought Halloween when I saw your first outfit even before you mentioned it :-) My favourite though is your second outfit. The dress is such a lovely colour and I'm loving the pop of turquoise against the fuchsia! xxx

  19. Balenciaga love!!!! So fashionably good!! xx

  20. I have the same Balenciaga in black and I love it!
    You look fab in these vivid colored dresses!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  21. That dress is super cute—I can see why you bought it in multiple colors! I really love the fuchsia version <3
    Cheryl Shops |

  22. These colours are both so stunning on you, Mica! I can't pick a favourite, as they are equally awesome. :) Excellent shoe choices too!

    Have a good week - thank you so much for the link-up!

  23. Oohh! That orange is such a beautiful color!


  24. I love both of those dresses so much--I don't blame you for buying more than one! They look so light and comfy for summer weather!

  25. Both these dresses are gorgeous and love the colours :-D

  26. I love both dresses and bags. So cute!

  27. This is the perfect example of why you should have a dress in a couple of works so perfect for you and can be casual or dressy.

  28. SO glad you were able to find the bike for the boys.

  29. Oh so comfy dresses and nice handbags

  30. Love both dresses Mica. The colours are so rich and the style has an easy summer vibe. Hope you are having a good week

  31. Love these dresses! Cute colors!

  32. Love this comfy t-shirt dress in both colors! Maxis are the perfect thing for hot/humid days, as you said. And your bags are fabulous too!

    Miles of smiles,

  33. Call me an enabler, but this dress is beautiful on you and so flattering! I love it on you in both of the colors!

  34. Love the both dresses and the combination with sneakers is just perfect!

  35. Love both these vibrant colours! And you look gorgeous in both dresses!
    Julia x

  36. The bags are beautiful and I loved the vibrant color of your dresses! :)

  37. Both of these dresses are so pretty! I love that orange colour though, so pretty xx

    Hannah |

  38. I love dresses like these because they're so comfy-yet-flattering, and the tiered skirt provides so much movement!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  39. Hello Mica
    Thank you for your beautiful comments on my blog, I'm very spoiled ah !! It is always a pleasure to participate in your link up!
    I loved your dresses, I also do it when I really like a dress I buy in various colors ahahh !! I loved the pink color !!

  40. Beautiful outfit.

  41. I love both outfits! You styled the dresses so beautifully! They look so comfy too. The pink dress was definitely a great reward for finding the bike.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

  42. They are great dresses , easy to see why you are tempted to get another, so comfy and practical. Many thanks for hosting , enjoy your week Mica.

  43. I see nothing wrong with buying a piece you like in multiple colors! It looks like you are already getting some great wear out of both. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


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  44. Really nice styling Mia!

    I like to see that you kept this options very simple, but interesting. They are all about bold colors (that orange and that pink are so powerful that they just need the perfect accessories and you're done!).

    Those Balenciaga bags are perfect pieces... there's nothing wrong with having them in two different colors, if you're using them go and style them as much as you can ;)

    Hey Fungi

  45. I LOVE the dress - couldn't decide which was my favorite. I think buying it in various colors is great. I've done that several times. I have such a hard time finding something that I really like, fits well and ticks all the boxes - the easy solution is buy more than one. Hope you're having a good week.
    Grace & Peace, Iris

    1. Yes, especially when they are just $15 each, haha!

  46. That blue and white kimono is OH so pretty! I love blues and whites in the summer, I can't tell you how many tops I have in those colors!


  47. I also tend to buy pieces I love ion multiples. 2, 3, or 4. =) Love both of these dresses my friend. Great colors too.

    Welcome by and check out the latest Thursday Moda linkup. I featured you too. =)

  48. Thanks all for your kind comments - and for joining the link up! :)


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