Monday, 23 August 2021

Midi Dresses, Sneakers and White Jackets | Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up, one printed and one plain Kmart midi dresses and white jackets outfits.


What I wore:

jacquard jacket and Kmart teal floral maxi dress and adidas superstar sneakers | awayfromblue

teal floral dress Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | Kmart teal floral print midi dress with jacquard jacket for business casual office outfit with metallic silver rebecca minkoff mini mac

Jacket: Jeanswest Cassandra jacquard jacket
Necklace: engraved interlinked silver circle family name necklace
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC


Why I wore it:

Back in the office again, on a slightly warmer winter day meaning I could go bare-legged. I've thought a few times about pairing this boucle jacket with this pretty teal floral midi dress. Stripes and florals look so good together and the silver and grey in the white jacket matches so well with the floral print on the dress. So glad I finally gave the combination a go, I loved this outfit! Stuck with comfortable sneakers, as being back in the office is still quite a casual affair and I didn't want to be overdressed.

With the silver metallic thread in the jacquard jacket the metallic silver mini MAC seemed like a good choice - and on a kid free office day I didn't need to carry a lot. It was nice getting into the office again and catching up with colleagues in person, seeing colleagues I saw a few weeks before, last time I was in the office and also some I hadn't seen since before lockdown last year. We all come in on different days with the hybrid ways of working meaning we primarily work from home, so it's always nice to see who will be in the office!


Last worn: jacquard jacket, silver necklace, teal floral midi dress, Adidas Superstar sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to wearjacquard jacket and jeans, teal floral midi dress and ankle boots, Adidas Superstar sneakers and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard jacket in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC in third trimester.


Wardrobe Tour and Handbag Storage






What I wore:

white denim jacket, Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia | awayfromblue

Chloe small Ethel bag in light khaki with pink tiered midi dress | awayfromtheblue


JacketCotton On girlfriend denim jacket in whitehaven
Necklace: Colette tortoise shell acrylic disc tassel necklace
Dress: Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch c/o JORD
BagChloe small Ethel bag in light khaki


Why I wore it:

Rather dressed up for our third day in lockdown! I'd not expected the lockdown announcement on the weekend so our Monday was packed with quite a few things to do. With our busy list of activities and the warmer weather, I'd already had this outfit planned to wear. I figured I may as well wear it and enjoy the warmer winter weather before it went back to normal temps, even if everything we had planned was cancelled with lockdown

Didn't have much to do in the end - a little stroll through our neighbourhood for exercise and to get the kids out the house. The white denim jacket was a good cover up with this pink tiered midi dress. It looks good with the same dress in orange too! I did think of taking it off near the end of our walk though, it was a really hot day. Not helped by restrictions meaning I had to wear a mask at all times outside, even when it was just the kids and I on the trail. It was nice to wear this bright and cheerful dress to boost my mood, before remote learning and the work from home juggle started on Tuesday.

The Chloe Ethel bag was the easiest choice with this as it fit all three of our water bottles and some snacks in it for our short walk. It helped this feel even more like a proper outfit too, for me. Our lockdown has since been lifted as expected, it was a long one in Brisbane terms at 8 days, but I'm thankfully back to normal outfits and out of the lockdown loungewear I haven't been sharing on the blog!


Last worn: white denim jacket, Kmart pink tiered midi dress, tortoiseshell tassel necklace, New Balance sneakers, Chloe small Ethel bag.

Other ways to wearwhite denim jacket in double denim, Kmart pink tiered midi dress and clutch, Chloe small Ethel bag and printed jeans.



How You Can Wear It:

A midi dress is so easy to dress up or down - perfect for a day in the office, or a casual stroll around the neighbourhood with the kids on a warmer day.






Weekday Wear Linkup #133


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81 comments:

  1. These are two very pretty dresses in which you look adorable, dear Mica! It's also nice that you were able to go bare legged and meet your colleagues in the office after the lockdown.
    xxxxx Nadine

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  2. These are two very pretty dresses in which you look adorable, dear Mica! It's also nice that you were able to go bare legged and meet your colleagues in the office after the lockdown.
    xxxxx Nadine

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  3. I love wearing dresses with sneakers, you are so damn cool!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  4. I do love florals and stripes together! Must have been nice getting back to the office and seeing colleagues. The 3 day lockdowns must really throw a wrench in the plans. I hope all of this comes to an end soon.
    Thanks for the link up Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. yes I hope get enough people vaccinated so we don't have to have lockdowns next time there is a case in Brisbane! I've been enjoying going into the office now and then, definitely!

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  5. That first midi dress looks fantastic paired with a neutral bag and a cardigan. You look fantastic.
    I love the second styling as well. Wonderful pink midi dress. As they say...pretty in pink.

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  6. I love these jacket and dress combos for work! I adore the color palettes and thanks for the link up. So sorry for all these lockdowns!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Looking forward to the time when enough of us are vaccinated that we don't need to lockdown each time there is a case of covid for sure!

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  7. Wow! Both looks are incredible. I especially love the combination of the jacket and the dress in the first look. It is just stunning! That white denim jacket in the second look is SO CUTE. I'm sorry to hear about the lockdown but I am glad that you were able to take a stroll around the neighborhood in that gorgeous outfit. I hope you have a wonderful week <3
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Yes it was a particularly long lockdown but I hope as we are getting some vaccines now enough of us will be vaccinated soon so we don't have to have any more lockdowns when there is a case!

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  8. I love both these dresses, and they look great paired with the sneakers! So glad to hear your lockdown has been lifted
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  9. I have yet to wear a dress this season! I limit where I go and what I do for now because of the virus, hope your lockdown goes fast! Cute outfits!

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    1. Yes while it was a long lockdown for Brisbane at 8 days, it's lifted now and we are back to 0 cases so it's safe to go out and about thankfully :)

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  10. Gorgeous outfits. I really love the first dress.

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  11. Both of these outfits are beautiful! I love the cardigan in your first outfit, it's beautiful and looks so cozy.

    Hope you have an amazing week, Mica! I hope things get better in regards to lockdowns there. I live in Ohio and while we don't have lockdowns at this point, our numbers are going up significantly.

    Make Life Marvelous

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    1. I really hope your numbers get better soon! Our lockdown worked and we are back to 0 cases of Covid which is awesome.

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  12. Both outfits are great but I really love the first one! The teal color is so good on you and the pattern mix is wonderful!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  13. This blue dress is beautiful!馃槉

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  14. OH no! Are you still in lockdown? What does that look like for you? You look beautiful in that fuchsia dress. I just love the bold and cheery color so much. I hope your week ahead comes with some good news and good vibes.

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    1. No thankfully lockdown is lifted now - it was a long one at 8 days, but back to regular life and 0 Covid cases for us in Brisbane now :)

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  15. I'm loving your bright pink maxi styled with the white denim jacket and sneakers! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  16. You look great.
    Sorry to hear you are in lockdown again.. honestly I think we are in need of a few lockdowns ourselves to help get things in control..

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    1. Hope things get more under control for you soon!

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  17. Two beautiful dresses Mica, I am loving the floral one especially, it looks so nice paired with the boucle jacket and silver bag!
    But the second outfit is really nice too, I don't blame you for staying dressed up even though you're back in lockdown. Hope your week goes well!
    Ellie
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  18. Love the color of the blue floral dress, so pretty
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  19. The jacket over a dress styling is a great option for returning to the office in cooler weather. I love the clever print mixing in your first outfit, and the bright pink tiered midi changed up for a work outfit. Hope your current lockdown ends soon, and normality returns. Thanks for the link up and have a good week!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad I gave the print mix a go! And yep our lockdown was lifted as expected, back to 0 Covid cases now. :)

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  20. These are such pretty outfits! I love your dresses.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  21. Everything is very nice ... it suits you.

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  22. I never get sneakers to work with dresses, somehow I always feel odd when I pair them. On you it looks very effortless and chic.

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    1. More a necessity for me thank anything with my knee injury - I'm just glad it became fashionable, haha!

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  23. I really like these dresses - they are so bright and pretty! I'm glad you got to go into the office and see people, but that sucks that you had to go through an 8-day lock-down. I am thrilled to hear that you got your first shot, Mica (as you mentioned in a comment on my blog) - congratulations!

    Thanks so much for the link-party!

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    1. Yes I'm overjoyed! I know once we have enough people vaccinated lockdowns will be a thing of the past like they are in some other countries so we all look forward to that. Just need more vaccines so everyone has a chance to be safe!

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  24. Mica, I'm obsessed with that first dress - it's so pretty and the colour looks fab on you! Hope you're having a good week so far :)

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

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  25. I love the pink dress. It is so pretty. But both are beautiful.

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  26. Ooo Chloe you are really branching out! It looks great with the hot pink maxi! And the metallic thread in the blazer is great really gives the look fun touch!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. haha I have a soft spot for the older Chloes - I regret selling my Edith now they've brought Edith back!

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  27. Me me gusto el vestido azul , es muy lindo. El otro tambi茅n es genial. Ten una buena semana

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  28. I love sneakers and dresses together, and I think you've done an amazing job making the best of your lockdown!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  29. I do love that teal dress. I don't believe that we have Kmart stores here anymore. At least the ones in my area went out of business years ago. I'm glad to hear they are still up and running, even if they aren't available in the USA.

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    1. It's a shame they closed! They are going strong here as it's a different company despite the same name - they have taken over the closing Target stores :)

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  30. I love the subtle mix of prints in your first outfit! Hope you are staying safe in lockdown!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  31. Loving both the dresses so much! The white jacket is amazing. Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
    Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks 

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  32. Stripes and florals do look so good together! And I love your white denim jacket. I have been wanting one - they are so versatile.

    -Grace

    gracefulrags.com

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  33. Hey Mica, hope you're having a lovely week so far!

    Oooh both options are really lovely and different at the same time: one with a powerful print and then one in a color block mood that is really easy to mix with neutral pieces like the white jacket.

    I'd say it is nice to have both options and depending on your mood you can go for a print or for a bold-powerful color!

    I also love the details of the superstar sneakers in the first look, such good way to add a casual touch to the dress!

    Keep safe and sound!

    Pablo
    www.HeyFungi.com

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  34. Both outfits are gorgeous, Mica, and well done for getting dressed up regardless of being in lockdown! My favourite outfit is the first one, it is absolutely brilliant. Always lovely to catch up with people you haven't seen in a while, isn't it? xxx

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  35. Have a great week!

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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  36. I love a stripe and floral combo! And your handbag collection is life!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  37. I loved the blue print dress, very beautiful! ♥

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  38. Hello Mica!
    I am back! And already participating with great pleasure, on your link up!
    I loved your two looks but my favorite is the second one. Your days are always so filled with so many tasks, work, boys wow!!
    xoxo

    marisaclosetblog.com

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  39. Thank you so much Mica!! I'm so glad that you liked my look! I think those colors together are very summery :) Hope you're enjoying the summer! Kss

    ♥ ★ ♥ GINGER COLLAGE ♥ ★ ♥

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  40. Hi, your pink dress is my favourit! I like it so much :)
    Have a nice time

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  41. Gorgeous dresses and they look great with trainers too!

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  42. Both these dresses look so awesome on you...the colours just suit you really well:) And I hope your lockdown doesn't last too long, but yay that you got vaccinated:) Stay safe.

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    1. Yes I'm so lucky to get vaccinated - I was on the waitlist for months, but we recently got some expiring vaccines from Poland that have meant we had more opportunity to get vaccinated! Lockdown ended after 8 days too, back to 0 cases here.

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  43. I can't keep up with your lockdowns over there! That first dress is so pretty.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. haha yes, looking forward to the time when enough of us are vaccinated that we don't need to lockdown each time there is a case of covid for sure! Love when we open up afterwards and are back at 0 cases though!

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  44. Your print mixing in that first outfit is absolutely fabulous Mica!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  45. Sorry to hear your plan got cancel do to the lockdown. Hopefully you guys have no more lockdowns.

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

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    1. looking forward to the time when enough of us are vaccinated that we don't need to lockdown each time there is a case of covid for sure!

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  46. Los dos vestidos son hermosos y te quedan muy bien, saludos:D

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  47. Fabulous outfits, Mica!

    I especially love the blue dress.

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  48. These are both cute dresses and I love the pink and white combo in the second look!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  49. I love the sneakers with the blue dress. So cute!

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  50. I love the juxtaposition of a dress with sneaks - it just works!! Also very comfortable for sightseeing and lots of walking! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  51. Love the layering of jacket and blazer. It's a great way to transition into the next season!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  52. Hello ^^
    Nice looks, the dresses? These are beautiful *-*
    I wish have a nice day :D
    kisses ♥

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  53. Love both these dresses!
    -Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2021/08/summer-date-night-look-ootn.html

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  54. I just love that gorgeous pink maxi on you! It's such a pretty color on you!

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  55. These are lovely maxi dresses Mica! I absolutely love the blue floral and the pink one is stunning as well. I hope your week is going well so far!

    Jill
    https://jilliancecilia.com/

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  56. Both outfits are lovely, but your teal dress especially catches my eye. So pretty!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  57. I love that you still made the effort to get dressed up even after you went into lockdown, it's so easy to not bother when those restrictions are in place. I really like the jacket you're wearing in the first look, I need something similar x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Yes, I did spend the majority of the lockdown in loungewear or pyjamas, but it was nice to still wear the outfit I had planned even if we couldn't do any of the activities we had planned for!

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  58. Hi Mica,
    these are such great color dresses on you. You know I lean toward florals so I love the first one with the mac bag. It is a better feeling getting dressed during lockdown, certainly on some days, it makes you feel better!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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

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