Monday, 3 May 2021

30 Ways to Wear Kmart Floral Print Tiered Maxi Dress & Weekday Wear Link Up

A 30 ways to wear post for today's Weekday Wear Link Up! So pleased I've hit 30 wears on this Kmart coral floral print tiered maxi dress. I think it's the perfect way to showcase that you don't need to spend a lot of money to have clothes that last. Even if your budget restricts you to buying fast fashion from brands like Kmart you can minimise the environmental impact of your shopping by buying less and rewearing what you own. The most sustainable item of clothing is the one already in your wardrobe.



30 Ways To Wear: Kmart Tropicana Floral Tiered Maxi Dress


Kmart Tropicana Coral Floral Print Tiered Maxi Dress Worn 30 ways wardrobe remix | away from blue blog


This pretty maxi dress was an impulse buy back in 2016, something I'd seen on Instagram on a few Aussie mums and had to get myself! I think it was a great impulse buy in the end! I knew that with all the different colours in the print it would go with so much, and I've been able to dress it up and dress it down over the years.

Note that this dress has broken and I have repaired it. One of the straps snapped off. But it was easily reattached and it's pretty impressive that its lasted this long with just that small fault. It really has been a staple in my wardrobe. And while I don't see it being worn and shared on Instagram now by the people who inspired me to buy it in the first place, I know it will continue to be a go-to piece for me for a long time yet, and still frequently reworn. 

Since edging closer to and finally reaching 30 wears with this dress, it's made me realise I'd rather buy less (even at those bargain Kmart prices) and pick pieces I'd be happy to wear over and over again when I do buy. This dress proves even cheap Kmart or fast fashion pieces can go the distance in your wardrobe!


Cost Per Wear

This floral maxi dress was a cheap and cheerful $25 at Kmart back at the end of 2016. With 30 wears so far, that works out to 83 cents a wear, pretty good! I've never had a problem trying to think of more ways to wear this dress, it goes with so much and even though my go-to is to layer over the top of it, it is perfect worn on its own as well. Here are all the ways I've worn it, with the Weekday Wear Link Up at the end.




Coral Floral Maxi Dress and Yellow


3 different ways to wear yellow with a coral printed floral maxi dress away from blue

Coral and yellow are a really nice combination! In each of these 3 outfits I'm wearing a slightly different shade of yellow with the coral maxi dress but it works so well, even though there is no yellow in the print.



Coral Floral Maxi Dress and Pink Bag


3 different shades of pink bags you can wear with a coral printed tiered maxi dress awayfromtheblue blog

Coral and pink is a combination I was unsure about trying at first - even with the pretty pink flowers in the print of this dress! But I'm glad I gave it a go. Like the yellow above, all these shades of pink went great with the floral print.



Tiered Floral Maxi Dress With White Layers


3 white layered outfit ideas for a bright floral tiered maxi dress awayfromblue

If you're ever unsure what colour to wear with a bright printed piece like this, go with neutrals! Again there is no white in the print on this dress but these white toppers (and the white Louis Vuitton damier azur Neverfull) compliment the print nicely.



Matching Accessories To The Print In A Floral Dress


4 ways to wear floral tiered maxi dress picking colours out of the print for accessories awayfromtheblue

With all the pretty shades of blue in the floral print, of course I was going to bring out my matchy-matchy side and pair this dress with blue accessories! Blue, navy and turquoise are easy choices - from a big bold scarf to a little blue or turquoise tassel necklace.



Tiered Maxi Dress and Light Layers


3 ways to layer a bright floral maxi dress kmart tropicana spring autumn away from blue

When it's just a bit too cool for a spaghetti strap maxi dress, a light layer like a denim jacket or a waterfall jacket is perfect for keeping the chill off and keeping your shoulders covered. Ideal for autumn or spring!



Floral Maxi Dress Layered For Winter


Kmart coral floral print tiered tropicana maxi dress layered 4 ways for winter awayfromblue

This coral maxi dress is a very summery colour, style and print. But with the mild Brisbane winters it's easy to layer this up a little bit for a colder day! Knits, leather jackets, boots, scarves, layer easily with this dress and it's nice to wear something so colourful and cheerful in winter.



Knotted Tees Over Floral Print Maxi Dress


4 outfits ideas for kmart floral tiered maxi dress layered with tees awayfromblue blog

As you've seen from all these outfits, I do love layering a tee over this maxi dress! A knotted tee on top is an easy way to change up the look of a dress no matter how many times you've worn it.



Dressing Up and Down a Coral Floral Print Dress


same dress, different day, 6 ways to wear the kmart tropican floral print tiered maxi dress in coral dressed up and down awayfromtheblue

Sometimes simple is best - this dress looks great worn on its own. Dressed up for Christmas day or a birthday party, or dressed down with converse or over a bikini for the beach. A floral maxi dress like this really is a wardrobe staple! Add a different bag, necklace or shoes and you've got the same dress working again for a different day!




Where To Buy Similar Floral Print Maxi Dresses Under $56:




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For more outfit inspiration, you can see all the times I've worn this dress in my archives, or browse the 30 wears series too.







Weekday Wear Linkup #119


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95 comments:

  1. This cute dress is definitely worth wearing 30 different ways. That was really a best buy. You look adorable in all 30 outfits and I don't even know which one is my favorite. I myself like to wear a denim jacket over a dress, because I find it very practical and casual.
    Have a lovely week!
    Nadine

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    1. It's impossible for me to pick a favourite too - this dress is so versatile!

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  2. You have really gotten your money's worth from that maxi dress Mica! This is a great reminder to add layers to make a dress work for cold seasons too. Thanks for the link up and hope you had a great weekend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. I really have - such good value for money! It layers so well :)

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  3. so many ways to wear a dress! cool! very inspiring post :) you look beautiful :)
    Greetings from Poland!

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  4. That is a lovely floral maxi dress and you look great in it.

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  5. So cute your dress!    

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  6. Such an amazing dress! I adore the bold color and the all the ways you styled it. Thanks for the link up Mica!

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  7. Sundresses can be so versatile, I wear mine all year 'round. Love the bright pretty colors of this one!
    Debbie
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  8. It's a very beautiful dress! I like the model, I like the colors and I like that it is... versatile.
    I like it the most with the jacket, with or without the scarf. I like the style (I like jackets and scarves).

    Have a great week! 😊

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  9. This dress is a beautiful find, and these are fun ways to style them!
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  10. Wow! Not only does this dress look fab on you, Mica, the fact that you've worn it so many times that it works to 83 cents per wear....that's just amazing! Definitely a great impulse buy:) I love all the ways you styled it too. It's so versatile:)
    PS I still can't get over the fact that you guys are back to normal there:) Hopefully, we here in Canada can get there someday....sigh....

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    1. I hope you will be safe and restriction free soon!

      It has definitely worked out to be great value for money! I love it!

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  11. Bardzo fajnie to przedstawiasz jedna sukienka a tyle możliwość.

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  12. It's such a bright and happy dress! I always enjoy seeing you wear it
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  13. WOW, such a stunning dress...and so many different ways to wear it!
    And it looks truly amazing on you!!😊😊

    Have a super day!

    Hugs xxx

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  14. This dress is very beautiful. I love the print and the colour!
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  15. You are a master mixer! What a great find this colorful and versatile dress was, and you have really gotten a lot of use from it. Thanks for sharing these many outfit ideas. Hope you have a nice week!

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    1. A dress like this is so easy to remix and wear so many different ways!

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  16. What a fabulous maxi dress! You know it's truly amazing when you can style it in so many ways!! Have a great week!

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  17. 83 cents a wear? That's amazing value for money, wow! But it's such a pretty dress, with so many colours that I'm not surprised. Love all the ways you've styled it up, but I think pairing with yellow is my favourite :)

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    1. Yes with all the colours I'm never short of ideas for what to wear with it! :)

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  18. I really like that you do these 30 wears post! First off, 30 ways to style something is a big accomplishment, but it's also so inspirational for everyday items.

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    1. thank you, it's so fun putting these posts together! :)

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  19. Wow.. it's amazing you found so many incredible ways to style one maxi dress.

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  20. I'm not surprised that gorgeous floral maxi has reached 30 wears! It's one of my absolute favourites of yours, and you've certainly proved its versatility here too! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, Mica xxx

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    1. A firm favourite of mine too - it's so easy to wear! :)

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  21. It's really cool how we can create different looks with the same piece of clothing!
    I loved all your looks with this dress, you knew how to diversify very well!

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  22. Wow, well done on making this dress last, Mica! That's really impressive for such a distinctive dress! I like it with matching accessories and surprisingly, I really like it with yellow!

    My favourite quote: "The most sustainable item of clothing is the one already in your wardrobe." That's awesome.

    Thank you so much for the link-up and have a great week, my dear friend!

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    1. I wish I could remember where I first heard that quote - I really like it too!

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  23. This is such a great dress and I love how creative you are with it! I especially love the knotted t-shirt layered over top. It really changes up the look in a fun and fresh way. You definitely have an eye for fashion!
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    1. I love knotting tees over dresses! Such a simple way to change them up :)

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  24. You are the best at getting such variety out of your pieces Mica!! I love how you layer over this so well AND combine it with many different colors.
    XOOX
    Jodie
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  25. I always love reading these posts from you, it's amazing that you keep track of each look and wear to document like this. I think it looks great with a blue jacket, and love it with the white tee over it too. I totally agree with you that some items can go the distance, I still have some pieces from 12-13 years ago that are still worn every now and then x

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    1. I'm so glad I have the blog as a daily outfit record so I can look back at all the ways I've worn things so easily! :) It's always nice to have old favourites that still get worn!

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  26. I love how versatile this beautiful dress is, Mica! So many beautiful ways you've worn it.

    Wishing you the brightest week, my friend!

    Make Life Marvelous

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  27. It looks like you and I are running on the same track with tropical prints. Your dress is so pretty and coral is such a flattering color. I like how in each of your fabulous looks you've featured the other colors in the floral pattern. Well done!

    Rena
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    1. they are such great prints, I agree!

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  28. $.83 per wear that IS impressive! And glad you were able to mend it. You need to get 30 more wears out of it!

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    1. Yes, it will certainly get worn a whole lot more! :)

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  29. I love that you get so much wear out of that dress—the print is super cute too!
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  30. I love your quote "The most sustainable item of clothing is the one already in your wardrobe." That is so true! Sustainable can be in your buying and/or your wearing! That dress is so cute and you've worn it so many great ways!

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    1. It is a great quote - I wish I could remember where I heard it!

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  31. Geniales consejos , te mando un beso

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  32. It’s a beautiful dress that looks fabulous on you! So fun to see all the ways you’ve styled it.

    Michelle
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  33. Hello Mica,

    First of all I hope you're having a good week so far! I love when bloggers and content creators really care about this, must of us can't spend on clothes regularly so making a good investment is always appreciated.

    This kmart floral kimono is a piece with personality but despite that you managed to adapt it to many other outfits and I'd say it is now one of your favorite pieces! Congrats for this post :)

    Pablo
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    1. Yes it's nice when people show the real side of their wardrobes and how they rewear things, instead of constantly having new things all the time!

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  34. I love that dress! It's one of my favorites of yours, and I love all the ways you've worn it, especially with the light layers.

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  35. I love posts where someone use one piece of wardrobe and wear them in many different ways - this is so cool- instead of buying millions new clothes we are using all we have making different mix. You totally nailed it dear Mika.
    Have a wonderful week xx

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    1. Thank you! I love putting these posts together, and I enjoy seeing those kinds of posts on other blogs too!

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  36. You are a floral styling queen! I love all the remixes of this dress!

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  37. Your maxi dress is absolutely beautiful Mica. And love the different ways you have styled it. Each and every style looks beautiful on you. :-) Hope you are having a great week.

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  38. What an inspirational post! Congrats on hitting 30 wears. I also find that inexpensive clothes can last just as long as pricier ones, there is no easy rule. Love the looks with a knotted top or a pullover sweater to make the dress look like a skirt--it makes for a quite versatile piece.

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    1. Yes some affordable clothes can last a long time, cost is no indication of quality!

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  39. Wow, this dress is really versatile! I love it styled with the denim jacket!
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  40. This was a fantastic buy! The color is really pretty and the print just makes it so versatile. It suits you well.
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  41. I loved all the ways to use it. This dress is beautiful and versatile
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  42. You are the proof that we can buy in our wardrobe, the variety of looks that you can style with this dress is wonderful, we can always be surprised with the clothes that we have in our closet !!
    xoxo

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  43. So many great options for this maxi. I haven't seen a Kmart in a long time!

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    1. It's a shame they closed in the US! They are going so well here, they are taking over some of the closing Target stores that have failed.

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  44. So many cute looks, Mica! I love posts like this. I have a hard time getting creative with multiple ways to wear a dress, but this post has definitely inspired me! Hope your week is off to a great start.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

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  45. Congrats on 30 wear on this dress. I love find great deal on dresses at Target and Sam's Club.

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  46. I absolutely love the bright floral print on this dress, and you have styled it so many great ways! I'm sure you will find 30 more ways too. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

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    1. Definitely! it will be in my wardrobe forever!

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  47. That is a really pretty cool pink sun dress. great combination of colours. I have never got so many looks with one dress, I 'll be out of ideas after about 3 looks so well done Mica.

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  48. Great dress and you certainly have had your money's worth. Sorry about my image , not sure what I did there. Many thanks for hosting Mica.

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  49. You can't beat the different ways you can wear it and you've done such a great job styling it. You sure got your money's worth on that one!

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  50. SO many great ideas here! I forget to wear them as skirts! Thanks for the inspo!

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  51. I love that pretty dress and the many ways you have fashioned it Mica. I hope you have a nice week.

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  52. That vivid print makes this such a great summer dress and the versatility really takes it to the next level. Using cost per wear is the best way to gauge an item's value. Even if you got a good deal, it means nothing if it goes unworn in your closet. You really scored with this dress!

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    1. So true - it's always better to spend more on something you'll wear then a few dollars on something you never get value from!

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  53. It's cool how you created different outfits with the same dress. The matches with yellow accessories are my favourites. I agree with you, even if there isn't yellow details on the dress print, the dress matches so well with this colour!

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  54. It's cool how you created different outfits with the same dress. The matches with yellow accessories are my favourites! I agree with you, even if there isn't yellow details on the dress print, the dress matches so well with this colour!

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  55. This has given me so many ideas on how to get more wear out of what I have. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Glad I could give you some ideas! :)

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  56. This dress is very fine 😊 have a nice day 😊

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  57. I loved reading the introduction paragraph. You really explain it so well. Sustainable fashion isn't just about buying from certain brands that advocate themselves as sustainable, it is more about building the kind of closet that we can rely on and making the most out of our wardrobe. When we buy clothes because of the right reasons, then we have clothing items we can rely on.
    That is a beautiful dress and I love all the way you have worn it. It's fantastic you achieved 30 wears with it. This proves that printed items can be very versatile as well. You look great in all of these outfits.

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    1. Yes! I see a lot of posts about sustainable style but the pieces are out of my budget - and I always have similar pieces in my wardrobe anyway! One day I'd like to buy more sustainable pieces, but for now I'll make do with what I have and get the most wear from them I can!

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  58. Omg!
    Very nice looks, i love floral prints
    Kisses ♥

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  59. Wow, you have really done justice to this floral number, Mica. Great lovely styling all around.

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  60. I looks like you really enjoy that dress. It's always great to have wardrobe items that you like to wear.

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  61. This is such a pretty dress. Wow, you found so many ways to wear it. I love to wear coral in the Summer months, and floral designs are always so lovely. Thank you for visiting us. Have a sweet day.

    ~Sheri

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  62. I love the bold colours and print of the dress! The different styles are super cool. My favourite is with the denim jacket!
    Have a great day!

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  63. Such a cute dress and I love that you came up with so many different ways to dress it up or down.

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  64. This is such a pretty dress and it looks like you got a lot of wear out of it!

    I actually tend not to get as much wear out of items with bright prints so this was a great post for inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes for a bright statement printed piece this has been really versatile and rewearable!

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  65. It's amazing what can be done with an inexpensive dress with a little imagination. Wow, Mica! I'm impressed! You are a great stylist and you've shown so much versatility with this look. I envy your patience with putting these looks together. Great job, my friend! :)

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! No extra patience required - these are all past pics from the days I've worn this dress before - I only share pics of what I actually wear.

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  66. I love this dress, Mica! Every time you share it on your blog, it makes me smile. The color and the bold floral print are so fun. And how great that you have gotten so much wear out of it! I don't know if I have anything that I have styled 30 times! That is crazy impressive, my friend!

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    1. It is a fun challenge and I'm pleased I have so many pieces in my wardrobe that I can do a regular monthly post on the topic! :)

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  67. I could never ever think of doing it myself, but my favorite way you've styled this darling dress is with the various tee shirts over it and knotted at the waist. Just precious.

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  68. Thanks all for your kind comments - and for linking up!

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