Friday, 5 February 2021

Thrifted Maxi Skirts And White Tees With Navy Micro Bedford Bag

When I returned to work mid-January after the Christmas break, during typical hot summer days, I wanted easy and comfortable outfits for doing the holiday care pickup and drop off and working from home. Maxi skirts always feel a little more pulled together than a classic pair of shorts, but are just as cool in the heat, and both of these were opshop finds. With the brighter maxi skirts too these are quite colourful outfits, even with the neutral navy Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag.


What I wore:

thrifted navy stripe Coca-Cola logo tee with orchre tree of life maxi skirt and navy crossbody bag | away from blue

ochre orange maxi skirt with  Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from the blue


Tee: thrifted navy stripe Coca-Cola logo tee
Skirt: thrifted Tree of Life ochre maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight
Nails: OPI Dutch tulips


Why I wore it:

I thrifted this tee two years ago for just $1 and I realised it was overdue another wear. Surprisingly I hadn't worn it with this ochre maxi skirt before. I do love stripes with this skirt, it's an obvious choice with the block colour skirt going with any print. I also couldn't resist a little matchy-matchy - the navy Havaianas and the navy Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag match the navy stripes on the tee well.

I think I should try wearing this ochre maxi skirt with red again - the little pop of colour from my red nail polish and the red Coca-Cola logo on the tee was a nice subtle way to try the colour combination out.

Unfortunately my day didn't quite go as planned - as there was a (minor!) incident at the holiday care and I had to go rush to pickup my son early before trying to cram in more work before I left again to take my son to his appointment. At least my outfit was comfortable!


Last worn: Coca-Cola stripe tee, ochre maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford.

Other ways to wearCoca-Cola stripe tee and chambray skirt, ochre maxi skirt in winter, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford and floral dress.






What I wore:


billabong bikini red printed maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | awayfromtheblue


Necklace: Lovisa blue leaf long necklace
TeeCotton On The One Deep V tee in marle nep white body black 
Skirtthrifted Billabong 'Don't Think Of It' bikini red printed maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight
NailsOPI Dutch tulips


Why I wore it:

This day didn't quite go to plan either, but in a much more relaxing way! I had been sure that my son had an appointment to attend on this day as I'd written it down in my phone calendar. So we had our usual routine of getting up and getting the kids dropped off, trying to log onto work as early as possible to make up for leaving early for the appointment. During a gap in meetings I realised that I hadn't yet got an appointment reminder text... turned out I had not only the wrong day but the wrong time too, so there was no mad dash to finish work early to log off for the appointment. It made for a much less stressful afternoon!

Again I went matchy-matchy with this outfit, with the navy leaf necklace and the navy Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag. Although the tee is more of a marle than a pure white, it's very subtle and you can't beat a classic red white and blue combo. This thrifted red maxi skirt will always be a favourite in the summer heat too. Well worth the $3 I paid at the opshop a few years ago, this is its 23rd wear!


Last worn: white marle tee, leaf necklace, red printed maxi skirt, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag (above).

Other ways to wearwhite marle tee and shorts, red printed maxi skirt and mustard knit, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag and jeans.




How You Can Wear It:

A classic white tee, even a printed one, is a summer staple! To help your outfit feel a little more pulled together than a standard shorts and tee combo, try it with a colourful maxi skirt instead!





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59 comments:

  1. I cannot believe you got that tee for $1! What a score! Have a great weekend Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  2. I'm sorry your days didn't go to plan but I love your outfits, especially that red maxi skirt, it's gorgeous!

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  3. Lovely and comfortable outfits.

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  4. You look so nice in both of your outfits Mica. I love that you got them thrifting. My daughter and her friends love going to thrift stores and she does online thrifting too. Have a nice weekend Mica.

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    1. I find online second hand shopping a bit painful once you factor in shipping, I much prefer browsing in person :)

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  5. Loved your outfit my dear! <3

    www.pimentamaisdoce.blogspot.com

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  6. Both look fabulous, but my favorite is outfit no. 2. And loving the bag! Such a beautiful shade of blue!

    Hope all is well over there. Dreaming of summer over here. We just had a big temperature drop which created instant ice on the roads and up to 40 mile/hour winds and blowing snow. It was only a few inches of snow but still created white out conditions on the roads. Glad we didn't have to drive out of town!!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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    1. Crazy it's so cold for you when it's so hot and humid here!

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  7. No one pulls off a maxi skirt like you, Mica. I'm sorry those days didn't go as planned but look at you being resilient and being well dressed for them!

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  8. I'm loving both these maxi skirts and the striped tee is so fun! What a steal for $1!!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

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  9. I love the Coca Cola t-shirt. I had a similar one that I inherited from my father and literally wore until it fell to pieces.

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  10. I miss thrifting!! Once I'm all vaccinated I may have to make that one of my first outings, haha....so many things I miss being able to do.
    I almost had a similar appointment situation. I had told my husband to make his dentist appointment the same day as me and then when he was requesting the day off we realized he did the wrong day... *sigh* So I had to call and fix it. Luckily nothing got missed, haha!
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Hope you are able to get the vaccine soon! :) The shops near me stays shut a little while after lockdown last year but I'm glad they are open again!

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  11. Sometimes our days just have a way of not working out the way we planned but it's good that in the second case, it turned out to be way less stressful for you.

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    1. Yes it's rare to have those days so close together, but at least the second one worked out better! :)

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  12. Great outfits. I like the first skirt and of course love your nails. Don't have that one haha! :-D

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    1. Thanks! It's an OPI red, I forget the name though!

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  13. Such great thrifting. Adoring these colors of the skirts. Lovely. (sorry if I pressed early on a the last moment the first time I tried to comment).

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  14. Great post.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  15. Great outfits :) thanks for your sharing...

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  16. Love that coca-cola shirt! It is so fun! And both skirts are fabulous. You always know how to put colours and patterns together with ease.
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  17. Hooray for maxi skirts! These are both excellent! I like the subtle red pops in the first outfit (red shoes would also be good!), and I love the blues in the second. Your yellow mask is the perfect pop making that outfit all primary colours!

    Glad to hear that the incident wasn't anything too major - I've gotten appointments mixed up too, and I always feel so silly about it.

    FYI, I've added you to a "Link Party" list on the right sidebar of my blog, to ensure that I'm always reciprocally linking to you - I do appreciate your weekly link-ups, and I know they are a lot of work. So, thank you! :)

    Have a fabulous weekend, Mica!

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    1. Thanks so much Sheila, I appreciate it! :)

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  18. Both outfits are great. :) Have a nice weekend. :)

    ♡ ☯ ☮ P&P style ☮ ☯ ♡  

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  19. I love the combination of that maxi skirt with a coca cola t-shirt. The second maxi skirt and t-shirt combo is wonderful as well.

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  20. I love both outfits, especially the first one. Those maxi skirts have inspired me...I haven't worn one for quite a few years, so have updated my wish list!πŸ˜‰
    Thank you so much, you are a real inspiration!😊😊
    I'm sorry your day didn't go to plan...it is rather annoying when those things happen, isn't it!πŸ™„

    Have a super weekend and stay safe, my friend!

    Hugs xxx

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    1. I love a good maxi skirt - such a mum staple for me! :)

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  21. Such cute skirts and I love the way you styled them.

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  22. I love that t-shirt with Coca-Cola sign. It look so beautiful. I hope so that you doing fine and enjoy in sunny weather.

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  23. Having to break up your work day for an appointment, and then work earlier or later to make up for it, is the worst. Zoom therapy is really working out in my favor! haha Glad to hear your son is okay! And you looked very fashionable for these crazy days! :)

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    1. Sometimes I miss the days of online appointments, haha!

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  24. Your skirt collection is so perfect - loving both of these maxis!

    xx

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  25. Wonderful outfits! I, too, prefer skirts or dresses in the summer. I think they are both much cooler than shorts.

    Hope your weekend is going well!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  26. I'm sorry your day didn't go to plan (but the other one sounds a lot better). I love the colour of the first skirt, and totally agree that the small pops of red work really well with it. 23rd wear? I always admire how you keep track of things like that so thoroughly, it's food for thought! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I only know the number of wears as when I search for the last time I wore things on the blog it shows me the number of results, and I always get a photo of what I'm wearing each day to post! :)

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  27. oh wow, a $1 t-shirt? What a find! I love both outfits, they look super comfortable xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

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  28. Love the ochre colour! And the bag is so cute! x

    Danielle's Beauty Blog 

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  29. Such a cute bag!
    have a great week,
    S

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  30. Dearest Mica,
    So, you now have to wear a mask as well...?
    Hope you and your little ones stay well.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Oh we did when I took that pic back in January! We had a 3 day lockdown then we all had to wear masks indoors for a week or so afterwards. Back to mask free life now though! :)

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  31. I am really loving the blue with the red skirt. That ochre skirt is a great color too and I could see it with navy too (I can't tell if the stripe is navy or blue). Looking forward to wearing skirts again in a month or so!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. It's navy but you're right the skirt looks great with both shades! :)

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  32. Thank you so much Mica!! I'm so glad that you liked my new ins! Yes, the comfortable clothes are what I'm wearing most of the time, hehe, as since all the covid situation began, I'm working from home :P About the earrings, I've never been very fun of pearls but when I saw those in that not-rounded shape I loved them, hehe :) I also like your summer looks! As we're in cold winter here in Spain, I can't avoid looking forward to summer when seeing your pics, hehe :P Happy week! Kss

    ♥ ★ ♥ GINGER COLLAGE ♥ ★ ♥

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  33. Sorry to hear you had two rough days. I hope you days go smoother from here.

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

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  34. I love both outfits and especially the two maxi skirts. You look lovely.
    It's a shame that your day didn't go as planned.
    xxxxx Nadine

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  35. I love both of these skirts! The colors are so pretty, I especially love how the navy pops against the red print skirt!

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  36. White stripe t-shirts are my favorite too. I love hint of blue accessories in your second outfit. :-)

    Via | https://glossnglitters.com

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  37. I have never owned a maxi skirt before, but both of yours here are beautiful!!

    Make Life Marvelous

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  38. Always nice to have an unexpected opening in your schedule! Love the printed maxi and the red, white, and blue combo!

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  39. The ochre maxi skirt looks gold, and it goes well with the pronted T-shirt!
    You seems very very busy, that reminds me when my son and my dog were kids!

    akiko

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    1. yes working mum life is so busy, haha! :)

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  40. You styled your maxi skirts beautifully! I'm always impressed by the amazing deals you find on clothes. I think the best I've managed is $5 for a top.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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    1. I am lucky to have a lot of great op shops around!

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  41. Thanks for your comments! :)

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