Monday, 7 December 2020

Blue Printed Dresses And Blue Bags: Weekday Wear Link Up

More monochrome dress outfits for today's Weekday Wear Link up! Unlike last week's monochrome dress and bag combinations, this week they are two printed dresses and both blue. Easy options with longer sleeves for spring days.

What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress with navy rebecca minkoff regan satchel bag summer outfit | awayfromtheblue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon with blue boho printed dress and bracelet stack  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | blue printed dress and navy rebecca minkof regan bag for shopping day

Earrings: Piper gold heart earrings
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus silver and turquoise bracelet stack set and old blue wood bead bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon


Why I wore it:

Decided to wear the Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel with this blue printed dress as I needed something to hold water bottles and a few snacks for my son as we had a long but fun day of Christmas shopping planned with my sister. I'd picked this dress as although it's light it's got longer sleeves which work nicely to ward off the chill in the shopping centre aircon. It didn't appear that the aircon was working in the shopping centre though - or maybe it was just such a humid day it couldn't cope. Some stores were cool but walking through the main part of the shopping centre it was still quite warm.

It wasn't the most productive or successful day of shopping, but my son and I had fun with my sister anyway despite the issues that continued after the aircon failed and we set another date (and a different shopping centre location!) to get more done. Won't be going back to that shopping centre in a hurry! It was one we used to frequent when we were growing up and it's between both our houses so it's a good almost mid-point meet up but I think we will stick to other ones.

Kept my accessories simple in the heat, my little gold studded earrings and some blue and silver bracelets were all I wore, decided to go without a necklace with the tassels on the dress tied in a bow instead.



What I wore:

Shein navy flower print flowy swing dress with blue rebecca minkoff mini mac bag gold accessories | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag and mixed metal bracelet stack | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram shein navy floral swing dress with blue mini mac bag monochromatic outfit

Earrings: Colette Ciao Bella glitter ball drop earrings
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o) 
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag


Why I wore it:

Tried to dress up a little for our annual Santa photo! Of course it looked a little different this year with COVID restrictions, you aren't actually allowed to get within 1.5 meters of Santa. Still took the opportunity to dress up and get a nice family photo for Christmas 2020!

I picked this pretty floral print swing dress to wear as it's a light material, good for a hot day. It was an extremely humid day though and I kind of wished I'd picked something with shorter sleeves - while the long sleeves are a nice relaxed fit it still felt like a bit much with the heat. The curls in my hair didn't quite last the day either 😂 The red and blue in the dress did tie in well with the kid's photo outfits though!

The blue Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC wasn't quite a match with the navy dress, but I felt it was a complimentary shade and the gold hardware worked well with the gold sandals, bauble earrings and bracelets I wore to feel a little more dressed up for the photo.


How You Can Wear It:

It's easy to pick a handbag to wear with a printed dress - just chose one that matches a colour in the print of the dress. You can create a nice monochrome or tonal outfit that way depending on the colours of your dress.


Weekday Wear Linkup #98


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68 comments:

  1. wow you really know how to mix and match, everything looks good on you!

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  2. It's hard to shop when you're hot and humid - ugh, I know that feeling! Glad you still had fun though. Really like the dress you wore for your Santa photos and your hair looks so pretty. I am anxious to see Santa photos this year and wondering how they'll look with Covid. Gosh, will it ever end?
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. It's definitely a lot of things different with covid!

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  3. Mica, I love both dresses! The colors in the second one are so rich and beautiful. Both look amazing on you!

    Shelbee
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  4. These dresses are fantastic! Love the boho details on the second and your hair looks amazing curled.

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  5. What a cute look! Wonderful dress 

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  6. Look nice :)
    You have a cute collection of bags, we at home also have a few fast fashion bags mostly.

    XoXo
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  7. I absolutely adore that second dress!!!! Wow! Unusual and absolutely stunning. I am sorry that you didn't have the most successful shopping day, hopefully you are getting closer to getting all your goodies purchased. What is the holiday season going to look like you for you guys this year?

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    1. yes I'm glad we had more successful subsequent trips! As there hadn't been any cases for months in Queensland we had a normal Christmas with family :)

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  8. Both dresses are so gorgeous! I'm sorry you didn't have the most productive shopping day ever...but at least you looked super stylish and managed to have some fun as well. I hope you have a fantastic week!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  9. Just came to link up, but it says the party is over :(

    Cute outfits though! I really like the sandals. I practically live in flip flops and sandals so always like to see those incorporated in a nice way.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  10. Both dresses are fantastic- you look stunning in both of those outfits.
    I like so much this names necklace under - so lovely.

    Have a good week Sweety xx

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  11. Love both of these dresses! Glad you were still able to get a photo with Santa, even if it was a little different
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  12. I love both these dresses - and it's great that you were able to get some Santa photos done!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  13. Love the mix of the different types of blue :)
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  14. Both of these dresses are so cute on you but the second one is my favorite! And I agree with Kathrine, your hair looks gorgeous curled!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thanks I really need to try put more effort in and curl it more!

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  15. I like so much both dresses Mica. Very beautiful bag!
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  16. I love both dresses but that 2nd one is still probably my favorite of yours. Love the pretty hair (even if it didn't last the day!)
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  17. Both are such beautiful dresses and you look fantastic in them. I especially love the first one though!

    Hope you're having a good week! It's chilly here but no snow yet in our area!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  18. Dear Mica! I love both dresses so much! They are so cute and suit you perfect. You look very pretty. I would like to wear both outfits exactly like this :-)
    xxxxx Nadine

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  19. Dear Mica! I love both dresses so much! They are so cute and suit you perfect. You look very pretty. I would like to wear both outfits exactly like this :-)
    xxxxx Nadine

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  20. I love both of these outfits, Mica! The first one is very pretty, and I love the sandals with it. The second outfit is perfect for your family photo! Your hair is gorgeous all curled up (I get it, mine does not last either!), and I think your choice of bag is perfect, because of that gold chain! love!

    Have a good week, my dear, and thank you for the link-up!

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  21. That second dress is so pretty.. you look beautiful.

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  22. Both dresses are amazing but the second is my favourite. I'd love it in my collection :-D

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  23. Both dresses are lovely. Love the deep blue and pattern on the second one, and your new hairstyle. Hope you will have enjoyable week
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  24. Love both the outfits:) Both dresses are lovely and so are the bags. That Regan satchel though...man...totally want one! It's the perfect size for everyday use:) And great to hear that you guys were able to take a Santa pic. So jealous:)

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    1. Yes it's a shame things have changed so much this year but good we could keep up with the traditions in a new way!

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  25. Beautiful dresses, both of them. You always look so fresh and pretty.

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  26. I love how you choose a bag considering what you have to carry. I tend to forget that step, LOL!! Luckily my hubby will carry the things for me.
    Love both of these outfits Mica,
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  27. Love both of these - your hair looks so cute with that 2nd dress!

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  28. these dresses are so cute Love them Cris
    http://www.photosbycris.com.au/?p=11384

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  29. Both of those dresses are so pretty! Your hair is looking so long now, and I love how you styled it in the second look!

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  30. You look so nice with your curls for the Santa photo! I'm not sure if we will be going this year-I think our rates are higher than yours though. I hope your kids enjoyed themselves and you got a good photo!

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    1. We are lucky there hadn't been any cases for months in December so Santa photos continued with a few changes! Of course with two kids and a dog it wasn't a perfect photo but it was fun!

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  31. I wore a maxi dress this past summer and you mentioned have a dress in a similar print. This must be the one, the second dress you've featured, because it looks very much like my dress. And wow! You wear it so well. Both looks are very pretty and put together. Check out your green grass, too. Ours is just turning brown. Hope we will have a little snow for the holidays.

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    1. Yes this is the dress! Such the same print! Even though very different style. We had so many summer storms and rainy days, our grass was soo green!

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  32. Gorgeous in blue! Love your outfit and the accessories you've paired it with. Thansk again for visiting and leaving a comment. Hope you are doing well :)

    The Faceless Style

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  33. I'm loving the blue kick you've been on lately, and the first outfit is one of my favorites of yours recently!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  34. blue is my favorite color and you are rocking it so well! The second dress looks perfect to me, I'd so wear it! lovely outfits, both of them

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  35. Such a beautiful dresses. Second is so elegant and you look gorgeous. Have a nice new week.

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  36. those dresses are gorgeous! Thanks for the party!

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  37. Hello Mica, I hope you're doing good!

    I've been visiting your blog only for a few months but I have seen that you love blue and I'd say it is one of the colors that are so present in your blog and in your looks, am I wrong? It looks so good and I'd say it should be part of every closet :)

    Both looks are great but my favorite is the first one cause it is casual and comfortable but stylish.... I totally understand that sometimes a bigger bag to carry all the necessary is better, yours has such a good design! At least you had fun together shopping, that's what matters :)

    Pablo
    Hey Fungi

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    1. very true Pablo, blue is my favourite colour!

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  38. Hi Mica,
    I like monochrome looks! With kids, our wallets really have to be bigger, water and snacks always go after kids ahahahah !! I haven't been to the mall in months !!
    Your second look is also beautiful for the Christmas photo!
    xoxo

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  39. I loved the dresses and I loved the bags, as always very beautiful! :)

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  40. I love both of these outfits, Mica! The floral print on the navy dress is so pretty!
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  41. Very beautiful dress.
    Have a nice week.

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  42. I'm loving both outfits, Mica. Your blue dresses are both gorgeous in their own way. However, if I have to choose a favourite it must be the navy dress with its boho inspired print. I'm also loving the bag with its gold chain which you are wearing with it. I'm hearing you on the aircon, but can hardly imagine the need for it now that we are down to ... 2°C! xxx

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    1. I don't think it's ever been that cold in Brisbane, haha!

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  43. Blue looks great on you, I really like these dresses! xx
    Elegant Duchess x
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  44. Both of these dresses are super cute, babe! Loving that navy RM bag, too!

    Oooh, I have been wondering about this production- I also love a stick foundation. And it's so amazing that this product gets BETTER the longer you wear it- that is so not the case with so many foundations!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks - I think there was a mistake with the second part of your comment :)

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  45. Just stopping by to say hi and wish you a lovely day.

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  46. I love both outfits! I feel like you have a good sense of your personal style :)

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  47. That stinks your christmas shopping didn't go as well. Glad you were able to see santa. We might be skipping seeing santa this year.

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  48. Both of your outfits are beautiful as always, Mica, but I especially love that you dressed up for Santa photos! Your hair looks incredible too! <3

    I hope you are having a great week!

    Amber

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  49. Both dresses look so flattering on you! You look beautiful in curls!
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  50. You look very elegant in the second dress. Love it.
    Grace & Peace, Iris
    www.IrisOriginalsRamblings.com

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  51. Wow! That black dress looks amazing on you! I'm sure you got a wonderful Christmas photo.

    I hope you're having a good week so far :)

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  52. Love this first outfit. I find myself wearing blue all the time. One of my favorite colors

    michellespaige.com

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  53. Oh wow! Both the dresses are looking so beautiful on you Mica. Always classy and elegant. :-)

    Via | https://glossnglitters.com

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  54. Both dresses are lovely, but the navy one is stunning! You look fabulous in both of them.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  55. Both outfits look so pretty! Just perfect look for the warmer days.

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  56. Thanks all for your lovely comments - and for joining the link up! :)

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