Monday, 30 August 2021

Stripe Dresses, Skull Scarves, Leather Jacket and Converse With Magenta Edie Bag | Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up, sticking with my tried and true outfit formulas: stripe dresses and skull scarves with leather jackets and converse. And my little Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag in magenta for a pop of colour.


What I wore:

striped tee dress with cobalt leather jacket pastel skull scarf and magenta Edie crossbody bag | awayfromblue

white and navy striped tee dress with Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | awayfromtheblue



JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
ScarfAlexander McQueen skull scarf in light blue
Dress: thrifted Kmart white and navy long sleeve stripe tee dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star coast blue
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta


Why I wore it:

This outfit was one I wanted to wear to fix the issues I felt last time I wore this dress. It was an okay outfit then but everything didn't come together the way I hoped it would last time I wore it. So this time, I stuck with lots of blue! My favourite colour. All the different shades of it with the pastel blue skull scarf, cobalt jacket and sky blue converse all work so well together. I love this magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie crossbody bag with the different shades of blue too.

I really liked this outfit a lot more than the last one - and there was no lockdown announcement when I wore the dress this time which was guaranteed to make me feel good! Instead it was the school run, taking Cooper to the groomers, a quick stop at Kmart to pickup a present for a birthday party, and returning all those lockdown books we borrowed to the library. We had so many books to return as I let the kids go a little crazy last time and borrow as many as they liked!

While this is exactly the same outfit formula as the last time I wore this dress, the different pieces and colour scheme really made a huge difference to this for me. Something so simple about copying a previous outfit and just changing up the pieces.





Unlike the colourful outfit above I kept this fairly monochrome with the black and white striped dress, black leather jacket and black Converse All Star. The colourful accessories were a good way to brighten this up a bit.

The black leather jacket was definitely a bit much with this tee dress in the afternoon though - it was a gloriously warm day and it wasn't needed for our library run. I appreciated it in the cooler morning on the school run though, was a little chilly and good to have those extra layers.

Unfortunately I managed to spill hand sanitiser over the back of this cute little Edie bag when trying to get the phone out the back pocket to get a phone call, after I'd just put sanitiser on my hands. Hand sanitiser and leather don't mix well and it's now missing a chunk of colour on the back of the bag where the sanitiser landed. Could have been worse though, at least it isn't the front of the bag!


Last worn: black leather jacket, cobalt skull scarf, black and white stripe tee dress, black Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Edie crossbody bag (above).

Other ways to wearblack leather jacket and maxi skirt, cobalt skull scarf and little black dress, black and white stripe tee dress with purple, black Converse and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Edie crossbody bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.



How You Can Wear It:

Striped dresses are a staple wardrobe basic! You can layer them up with lots of bright accessories to add more colour to an outfit. Make it easy by adding just two extra colours like I have here with pink and blue. A magenta bag goes with every shade of blue!




Weekday Wear Linkup #134


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63 comments:

  1. I really the way you dressed up your stripy dress with the help of the blue jacket, it has such a lovely fresh colour that suits you nicely.
    Have a great week ahead
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  2. I really like how you dress-up your first dress. The blue jacket has such a nice fresh colour that adds nice feel of freshness to the look. Have a great week ahead
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  3. I am sorry to hear about the hand sanitizer incident - I didn‘t know it affected the leather, I guess this is one fo the things we wouldn‘t have thought about much before the pandemic.

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    1. haha yes the bags I wear and buy has definitely been changed because of the pandemic - hand sanitiser and bags are not a good combination, so need to be hands free regularly!

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  4. I love the sporty vibes of both of these looks! Love the edginess that the jackets bring. Thanks for the link up!

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  5. I love the striped dresses and how you styled them with the leather jacket! That bag is gorgeous : I'm so sorry to hear about the hand sanitizer incident - thank goodness it was the back of the bag!
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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    1. yes, could have been worse on the front!

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  6. That blue scarf is so pretty on you -such a beautiful shade!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  7. Both outfits are so cute! Love your cross-body bag! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  8. My favourite outfit is the first one, Mica! I am loving that cobalt blue leather jacket and the magenta bag works so well with it. I'm sorry to hear about the hand sanitizer incident, I'm surprised it hasn't happened to me yet though ... xxx

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    1. I'm naturally clumsy but I have been trying to be careful so I think only 2 bags damaged with hand sanitiser is a pretty good run!

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  9. I love that you let the kids borrow lots of books from the library last time. It is SO important to encourage children to read! It definitely seems like you have made that a priority! Also, I really love that first outfit. The blue jacket and scarf are gorgeous and that purse...wow! Such a stunning piece.
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Oh yes the kids love reading - we don't do a lot of screens, books are our go-tos! :)

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  10. I love the blues together! All the different shades keep the outfit interesting and the colors look so pretty on you! The black and white striped is cute too, especially with the pops of teal and magenta. Hope you are well and that the kids are safe and doing well in school. Have a great week! - Amy
    https://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Blues always look good together! Yes we are lucky here, there are no covid cases so the kids are really safe :)

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  11. I loved the striped dress and the All Star!
    I love wearing dresses and sneakers.
    So pretty :)

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  12. Nice way to work your outfit formula. I'm especially fond of the blue version!

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  13. All matched in blue and a burgundy handbag ... it looks good.

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  14. Like you I prefer the first outfit! But blue is not my favorite color oh! Sorry About your bag! Wish you a great week!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  15. I love that blue moto jacket! It's so fun and eye catching!

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  16. Converse are a staple in my closet too. Love pairing them with dresses.

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  17. Both jackets are lovely! It's obvious that you like striped tees and dresses,You feel good and comfy, and you stick to it. That's OK. With me it's the contrary.I don't think striped items suit me, and so I feel uncomfortable wearing them.

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    1. I think everyone has their own go-to staples. Mine is definitely stripes, haha!

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  18. Your striped tee shirt dresses are endlessly versatile, and you have a great "go to" formula for your lifestyle. Love the unusual bright blue moto jacket-blue is a beautiful color on you! Hope you have a good week and thanks for the link up!

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  19. I love the idea of just changing out one of the items and the outfit feeling so much better Mica!!
    I had no idea that hand sanitizer would take the color off your purse like that, EEK!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yeah the alcohol in it really strips colour from leather :(

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  20. Oh! So sorry to hear about the hand sanitizer on the bag. I was just going to comment on how gorgeous the color of the bag is.

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    1. It's still that beautiful shade, just not on a little patch in the back, haha!

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  21. I like the light blue with the stripes. Have a great week. We are getting ready for IDA to hit us.

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

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    1. Hope you stayed safe with Ida! I saw some pictures, it looked crazy with the flooding!

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  22. That Edie bag goes really well with all the blues:) And I can totally see why you love blue as well...the colour does look fab on you! And so sorry to hear about the hand sanitizer mishap, but as you said, it's good it happened at the back of the bag.

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    1. Yes thank goodness it was just on the back!

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  23. Me encanta la chaqueta y la cartera son geniales. A mi tambiƩn me paso lo de la cartera. Lindo look, te mando un beso

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  24. I really love the light colors of that first outfit: the color of that leather jacket is really pretty and love those converse. Great ideas for wearing a tee shirt dress in cooler weather.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  25. Sorry about the bag and hand sanitizer mishap. I like those scarves.

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  26. The bah is really cute nice style

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  27. Blue is my favourite colour too. Yep, the different shades of blue - pastel, cobalt and sky blue works very well indeed. The magenta bag makes a good contrast to the blues. Great assemble for warmer days.

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  28. Love the bright colors in these two looks, especially the striped dress look! Sorry about the hand sanitizer incident though—that's the worst!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  29. I realy like clothes with stripes :) you look great

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  30. Stripe dress is piece that never goes from fashion. I like how you style it. I hope so that you have beautiful begging of new week.

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  31. Fantastic outfits Mica! You look fabulous in these striped dresses paired with leather jackets and sneakers. The first look with the lighter tones is perhaps my fav, but the second with the darker tones is lovely as well. Such a great outfit formula. You should wear it often.
    Have a great week!!!!!!!!!

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  32. Wonderful photos and interesting post dear!

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  33. The blue on blue works really well. Green is my favourite colour, but it doesn't lend itself to colour layering the way blue does.

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  34. I really like how you dress-up your first dress. The blue jacket has such a nice fresh colour that adds nice feel of freshness to the look.

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  35. I love basics like this, they always work! So sorry to hear about the bag and the sanitizer incident. I'm glad it was the back and hope it isn't too badly damaged x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thankfully it was only a little patch on the back!

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  36. Nice matching stripe dresses with the jackets.

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  37. Oh, I really like everything about this outfit! I especially love the shoes! But, that scarf is delicious!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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  38. I like your outfit! Very beautiful!

    https://www.biigthais.com/

    Kisses ;*

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  39. Both of these dress-jacket combinations are perfect transitional looks, Mica! I feel like you and I were on the same wavelength with our posts this week and I love it! =) Your pops of color with your bag are so pretty too.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  40. Oh no, your poor bag, Mica! You should be able to have that dyed to match, or you could customize your bag and put a stick-on patch on it (like some glitter lips or something!).

    I love the first outfit - it's classic Mica! The proportions are all solid, the colours are ACE, and the weights of all the garments balance. The detail of the quilted chevrons on the bag is so nicely harmonious with the striped dress. Glad you resolved your issues with the dress.

    In the second outfit, I think the scarf is too big - it's visually very heavy and bulky. I know you have a light silk McQueen scarf somewhere in your collection (that I seriously want to raid - I still have regrets over not buying a magenta/teal silk skull scarf!). That's the great thing about layers, though - you can take them off.

    You look smashing in both of these - and if blue is your jam, just go with it. :) Big hugs to you, my dear friend!

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    1. I have tried to fix it up myself with no luck - it will just be forever a little light stain on the back I think, haha! I think you're right, a lighter scarf would have worked better, like in the first outfit :)

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  41. Love these photos. I love your style of dressing. Simple and cool with basics.
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  42. The spilling of the hand sanitizer is SO relatable. I love that you included that, I'm definitely guilty of rocking an outfit that I feel so dang good in then immediately go and spill something on accident. It's a curse lol

    xoxo Vicky
    www.letsgetlostblog.com

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    1. haha yes I'm clumsy so I spill a lot, it's just bad when it's something like that as it leaves a permanent stain :(

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  43. These scarves are so pretty and cozy! Loving all the blue, and I'm so sorry about the sanitizer getting all over your bag. That sounds like my luck! :( Glad it wasn't on the front of it though.

    Hope you're having an amazing week so far!

    Make Life Marvelous

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  44. I loved your blog, the colors are so wonderful. And your outfits are very pretty ♥

    https://itslizzie.space/

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  45. This is such a great fall transition look! I love the Moto jacket and the scarf with that bag too. Perfect accessories for this striped dress!

    xoxo,
    Christine
    https://dailykongfidence.com/

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  46. I'm sorry about your bag, but the outfits are lovely! I really like the pop of color in the first look.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  47. Thanks all for your kind comments and commiserations about my stained handbag! And thank you for joining the link up :)

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