Monday, 22 November 2021

Weekday Wear Link Up: Navy Striped Dresses and Cream Bags

I love stripes, dresses, definitely love all shades of blue! These navy stripe dresses are certainly must-haves in my wardrobe. One old favourite dress and one new second hand buy, both great for the very varied spring weather we had last month.


What I wore:

navy stripe tee dress with magenta skull scarf and chloe small paddington bag | awayfromblue

navy striped tee dress with Chloe small Paddington in 2006 blanc cream | awayfromtheblue


ScarfAlexander McQueen magenta skull scarf in roses print
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress 
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 Paddington in 2006 blanc


Why I wore it:

This was such a busy day! As well as the school run and our usual library visit I had an appointment at an office on the north side of Brisbane that I wasn't feeling too confident about driving too. I'd been so preoccupied about the appointment that when my friend texted me in the morning reminding me about drinks that night I realised I'd gone and forgotten all about them! Luckily this outfit I was wearing worked for everything, during the day and at night for drinks. The benefit of having drinks at a friend's house means not needing to get overly dressed up.

With the wild weather and a bit of rain and wind the scarf was the perfect way to add a little extra warmth and some more colour to this navy striped tee dress. I really liked the way the black skull print on the scarf matches the black stripes in the dress as well. And this neutral small cream Chloe Paddington bag goes with everything too. The sneakers were essentials to support my knee with all the driving around.

Luckily the storms that day didn't hang around long - we did get a little wet when we arrived at the library but the sun was shining again by the time we left, and it was dry for the school pickup and drop off.





What I wore:

Target frill sleeve navy stripe shift tee dress with Adidas Superstar sneakers LV neverfull | awayfromblue

navy stripe shift dress target with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull on shoulder | away from the blue



NecklaceStarfish Project Veronica short yellow multi strand necklace
Dress: Target navy and white striped shift dress with frill sleeves
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch c/o JORD
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull


Why I wore it:

This was not such a busy day, a much more relaxed day! We went out to a little local carnival. There were a lot of market stalls, some yummy fundraising food, and the highlight for the kids was of course the petting zoo.

I figured I'd wear my new navy striped dress - aren't the ruffles on the sleeves cute? I picked this up at the Glad Rags markets for just $5, a great second hand buy. Added a little extra colour to the navy with this yellow statement necklace, but I'm thinking I'll try a longer necklace next time. I did like the sneakers with this though, very comfortable as the event was a lot busier than I expected it to be and the lines (particularly for the petting zoo) were super long so there was a bit of standing around.

The Louis Vuitton Neverfull was perfect for carrying all our water bottles and of course my camera. I got some really cute photos with the kids and the animals.


How You Can Wear It

A navy striped dress is a great wardrobe basic. Try adding some extra colour to the neutral stripes with a bright accessory, like a printed scarf or statement necklace.


Weekday Wear Linkup #146


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56 comments:

  1. Both outfits are great, Mica, but that first one really appeals to me. I love the darker colored stripes with your printed scarf. And the lighter bag looks amazing with the darker outfit, too! I hope you have a great week!

    Shelbee

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    1. Yes it's one of my fave dresses - always looks so good with a scarf!

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  2. Stripes are such a good idae! They always look good in my eyes. Casual and yet very stylish! Have a great day Mica!

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  3. I do love having friends over for drinks or going to their house - so much more relaxed and much more budget friendly too!
    Have a great week!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. It was very budget friendly for me too as I had forgotten about it so just brought popcorn to share as that was all I had in the pantry, ha!

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  4. I don't think I still own a striped dress, but seeing it on you makes me want to get one.
    Not right now though, we are heading into winter.

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    1. They are such staples for me, I have quite a few now, haha!

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  5. Both of these stripped dresses look soooo good on you! I really like the cut and style paired with the two different types of sneakers. I think a t-shirt like this is extremely versatile and comfortable. Add a little scarf and you look perfect for an evening out with girlfriends. Hope you had lots of fun and laughs.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  6. They are both pretty but I really love the first one with the scarf.

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  7. Love that you had a great day to night outfit on for such a busy day! I just love that scarf. The colour is gorgeous on you. And the local carnival sounds like so much fun. What a great experience!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Yes I was pleased my outfit worked so well!

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  8. I loved this dress, it was beautiful.
    xo
    https://www.dearlytay.com.br/

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  9. Great dresses :) You look fantastic :)

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  10. Hello Mica
    I really liked your dresses precisely because I also love stripes, but I don't like navy blue oh what a shame!
    Thanks for always inviting me to your link up!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  11. You look so nice in both of those dresses. I love strips too in dresses or tops. I hope you have a nice week Mica.

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  12. Love both of these sporty striped dresses with sneakers! I especially like the color and pattern combination of the first outfit. Great bags too, as always! Hope you enjoy your week and thanks for the link up!

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  13. You look great in stripes!
    -Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2021/11/sweater-dresses.html

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  14. That first striped dress didn't even look like stripes from afar. What a great option if someone isn't sure they like stripes. But I'm with you...bring on the stripes.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  15. I love your first outfit with your vintage Chloe bag find! This bag really suits you and the outfit is perfect for drinks with friends. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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    1. I'm thrilled with that find, I've been wearing the bag so much lately! :)

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  16. I love the magenta scarf against the navy blue dress that you're wearing in the first look—that's one of my favorite color combinations! And I heard a rumor that Chloe is bringing the Paddington back... ;)
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. I'd be so ready for it if they did bring it back like they did the Edith and Silverado, haha! I have a couple in my wardrobe now!

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  17. Striped dresses are fun, I have one that is super similar to the one you are wearing in the top photo. And the second one, I can not believe you got it for $5 wow!! They both look good with the beige bags.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Yes I scored so well at the market, the dress was a great find!

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  18. Love that first outfit, right down to the sneakers, Mica! It's a great dress for a busy day. I like the second outfit too, especially the yellow necklace with it!

    Thanks for the link-party - you're the only one I join now.

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    1. Thanks so much for regularly joining the link up! :)

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  19. Bello look se ve muy elegante. Te mando un beso

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  20. Agree with the comments above, Mica:) Love both these dresses and the magenta skull scarf is such a great pairing with navy! And it's always a win when you can take an outfit from day to night:) Hanging out with friends is a nice break from everyday activities, eh? :) Hope you're having a lovely morning so far:) (Night time here now!)

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  21. I do love stripes! These dresses are both perfect! And, I love both bags! You accessorize so well!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com

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  22. I really like striped clothes, I love the dresses!
    Very beautiful <3

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

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  23. I love stripes too, but I don't think I've got any striped dresses in my wardrobe at this very moment, just striped long-sleeved tee!
    I'm loving both of your outfits, but on a dark day like today, I'm preferring the brighter colours of the second one!
    I hope your week is going well Mica! xxx

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    1. I have so many striped pieces in my wardrobe, it's a staple print for me! :)

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  24. You can never go wrong with stripes! Love the pretty yellow necklace you paired with your second outfit!

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  25. Busy, busy! At least you were dressed comfortably for it all. I like too as you said it's great hanging out at a friends because you get that great company, and don't have to go all out when getting ready, unless you want to. Have a great week!

    Alexandra
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    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  26. I love navy stripes! These are both really cute outfits xx

    Violethollow.com

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  27. Great dress! The first combination with a scarf is great!

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  28. The 1st one is marvelous. I Also like those Adidas superstar sneakers.

    All the best :-)

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  29. Hola bonita, la verdad que me han encantado... Un besazo.

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  30. Very cute bags. I love the big lock on the first one.

    Hope you are having a good week.

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  31. I love the bag in your first look! That large lock is so unique and fun!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  32. Both the looks are so pretty but I love the first one. That bag is so pretty and stylish. Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
    Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks 

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  33. Your first outfit (navy dress + scarf) is stunning!
    Personally, I'm not for stripes, but they are not that visible on the dark navy color of the dress.

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  34. Stripes are a staple in my wardrobe.

    The dresses look so stylish and comfy, Mica.

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  35. Both these outfits are cute, but the first look with the striped dress and magenta scarf is love!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  36. Fantastic outfits with striped dresses. The dark trainers you wore with the first striped dress are fabulous and that magenta AM scarf is very cute.
    The yellow necklace you wore with the second outfit is a great pop of colour as well.

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  37. Nice styles. I love that first dress so much :-D

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  38. Your white Chloe bag is so lovely on its own, but it especially pops against your dark striped dress! Funnily enough, I actually have a striped dress myself that’s pretty similar to your second one! :)

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    1. Oh yey I love that you have a similar dress to! Dress twins, haha!

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  39. The navy striped dress with the magenta scarf is totally fabulous!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  40. Thanks all for your comments, and for linking up!

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