Monday, 13 December 2021

Distressed Denim Skirts, Kimonos and Chloe Ethel Bag | Weekday Wear Link Up

Two more easy outfit formulas - distressed denim skirts, kimonos and tanks with my Chloe Ethel bag for today's Weekday Wear Link Up.


What I wore:

floral print duster kimono with metallic tank distressed denim skirt sneakers chloe ethel bag | awayfromtheblue

Chloe small Ethel bag in light khaki | awayfromtheblue blog


JacketJeanswest Melanie floral kimono
Necklace: thrifted orange bead statement necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver
SkirtNobody Denim Piper vacation skirt in black distressed denim
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe small Ethel bag in light khaki


Why I wore it:

This was one of those days where I was a little forgetful and paid the price! After a week of rain and storms the clouds cleared and it was finally sunny and perfect timing for getting the kids out to the park. Was doing my usual rushing around that morning making sure everyone had everything and then we went out, not realising that while I'd put sunscreen on my face and the kids were slathered in sunscreen, I'd forgotten to put any on my limbs. Couldn't figure out why I was so thirsty at the park and why my arms and legs were so itchy until I got home and the redness started to show through, oops!

Good reminder of the importance of a kimono in summer though - while my legs were very red, only some of my arms were as this kimono was great physical sunblock! And I appreciated it covering the tops of my arms as it was a little breezy that morning, although it did get less windy through the day.

Although there's no orange in the floral print of this kimono the red is a very orangey-red so I thought the orange statement beaded necklace I recently thrifted would look great with this! I liked the simple metallic silver tank with the gold hardware on the Chloe Ethel bag too. I was worried it might clash a little with the different metals but I think they are far enough apart that it worked. This Ethel is a great size for fitting snacks and water bottles too, it holds more than you would think!






What I wore:

pink satin tank denim mini skirt sneakers blue printed kimono chloe ethel bag | awayfromblue

Chloe small Ethel bag in light khaki worn in crook of arm handles | awayfromtheblue



JacketCotton On Alana Wanderlust kimono in floral mood indigo
Earrings: Colette Joanne teal and gold multi drop disk earrings
Necklace: thrifted gold large double circle necklace
TankAsos satin singlet in pink
Skirt: JayJays distressed denim mini skirt
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe small Ethel bag in light khaki


Why I wore it:

Despite loving the outfit above and following a similar outfit formula for this outfit, I feel it doesn't look as good. It was a usual mum life day with school drop off, sports and a playdate for the little one, before more sports for both kids in the evening after school pick up.

I really like pink and blue together so the blue distressed denim skirt and navy printed kimono seemed like great pairing with the pink tank. I'd tried tucking the tank in that morning and decided to leave it untucked, thinking that looked better once I added the kimono on top. Looking at these photos though maybe I should have tucked it in. I felt great in this outfit all day, just one of those cases where I look at the photos afterwards and the camera captured it differently from the mirror, ha!

Because the requirements to wear masks indoors has been lifted and I wasn't going anywhere crowded I took the opportunity to wear some statement earrings that I've been avoiding lately as they don't play nice when we had to frequently wear and remove masks. I thought these circular disk earrings went nicely with the circular necklace. Again wore my Chloe Ethel bag, it was nice with the gold accessories and again it was helpful to hold everything needed with water bottles and snacks.


Last worn: blue printed kimono, disc earrings, circle necklace, pink satin tank, distressed denim skirt, Adidas Superstar, Chloe Ethel in light khaki (above).

Other ways to wearblue printed kimono and shorts, pink satin tank and pencil skirt, distressed denim skirt and cami, Adidas Superstar and dress, Chloe Ethel in light khaki and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancypink satin tank and hidden second trimester bump.



How You Can Wear It:

Kimonos look great with denim! Distressed denim skirts and pretty printed kimonos are an easy outfit formula, and with a basic tank you can let the kimono be the statement piece of print and colour in your outfit.


Weekday Wear Linkup #149


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56 comments:

  1. That's a good reason to wear a kimono! I like denim skirts a lot, better then denim trousers. Lovely looks!

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    1. Yes they are fantastic physical sunblock!

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  2. Oh goodness, sunburn is no fun! Thank goodness you had the kimono.
    Glad you felt good in the 2nd outfit all day; that's what really matters most. I know the frustration when what we see and what the camera captures isn't the same - I say what we see is spot on!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thanks Kellyann! I was so grateful I had the kimono to minimise the sunburn!

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  3. Both skirts look lovely on you Mica. The handbag is very pretty and goes well with both outfits. Have a great week ahead
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  4. I really like the way the second outfit looks in the pictures, you are too hard on yourself.

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    1. Thanks Anne! I liked how the outfit felt it just looks a bit off in photos I think compared to the other one!

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  5. Great stylizations! I also like the handbag very much. I like such large models because you can fit all the things you need in them.

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  6. Oh no! At least you had a little bit extra protection from your kimono. I often wear a lightweight long sleeve shirt out even in the Summer if I can just to help protect my arms from the sun.

    Really glad to hear that mask mandates are relaxing for you! That's a good sign!

    Best wishes,
    Alexandra
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    1. Yes sun protection is so important, I feel bad I forgot to put any on my arms and legs!

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  7. I like your outfits. Nice mix and match with kimono.

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  8. I have found that I wear my knee length denim skirts more in the fall and winter.
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  9. I do agree that - in spite of the pop of colour from your tee :-) - the first outfit looks more balanced. I'm loving the orange necklace and that divine kimono, which you were lucky to be wearing. Ouch, sunburn is no fun at all! xxx

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    1. Yes I definitely preferred the first outfit :)

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  10. I love distressed denims whether jeans or skirts with kimono combo.
    So chic and so cool.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love this outfit formula with the kimono, short denim skirt, and sneakers! Sun burn is no fun, glad you at least had partial coverage. Hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season, and thanks for the link up!

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    1. Yes it was so silly to forget sunscreen, I'm glad I had my kimono to have some of me covered up!

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  12. LOVE the pink and the blue together! Have a great week <3

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  13. Lovely outfits and love the vintage Chloe.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  14. These are good looks and love the kimono :-D

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  15. Mica, I think you looked great in both outfits! Love the kimonos and that bag is TDF:) TBH, most of my outfits, I feel comfy in and then I look at the pics I take of me wearing them...it never looks like the way I have it in my mind...LOLZ
    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Yes I hate when the camera never captures how you feel in an outfit!

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  16. A very similar sunscreen mishap happened to me over the summer and I got an awful burn on my arms and shoulders - glad you were at least partially protected!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  17. Hi
    When I sunbath without protection, I also turn red ah!
    Looking at your second skirt I remembered that I also have one, I have to look for it in my closet! I hate feeling so fat in certain clothes! I liked the first look most!
    xoxo


    marisasclosetblog.com

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  18. This is such a foolproof outfit combination. We all have those moments of temporary forgetfulness. It's a good thing your kimono protected your shoulders and arms somewhat from the sun. I always carry a cover up during the summer in case I end up somewhere indoors where it's too cold but sun protection is a good benefit as well.

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    1. Yes they are great layers for physical sun protection and covering up in the cold aircon! :)

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  19. Sunburns are no fun. Ouch. We're still doing the mask thing. I haven't worn anything but stud earrings for more than a year now. Although, I found this really cute pair of just plain quartz crystal that go with everything.

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  20. You look great. Love that first kimono.

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  21. I actually prefer the second outfit over the first one - you just look so lovely in that shade of pink (vs. the putty, not my favourite colour). I like the orange necklace with the first kimono, but I think a matchy pop of red, orange or coral in the bag would have pulled it together.

    What about a half-tuck on the shirt in the 2nd look? Just the front tucked in? That gives a glimpse of waist but allows the rest of you to be free. :)

    So happy to hear you can take your masks off! Woo! I feel so exposed without my mask - it feels weird at first when I don't have it on.

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    1. Yes I really think I need to try a tucked in top with this skirt neck time! :) I think a bright bag with the first outfit would have been great too - a fun orange one is on my Wishlist but so hard to find! :)

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  22. I'm so envious of your summer outfits!!!


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  23. I am so sorry you were sunburned! That is always the worst feeling. Both outfits are gorgeous, but I especially love the second look. That skirt is so beautiful. And I love that you felt good in the outfit as well <3
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  24. I think both outfits were cute Mica. Kimonos are one of those toppers that I just can't do without anymore. As for the sunburn, that's happened to me more times than I care to remember, ugh!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes such a painful mistake to make, I really need to be more careful not to forget sunscreen everywhere!

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  25. I love all the little details of that bag. And it's such a perfect color, goes with anything!
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  26. Me encanto el primer outfit, saludos:D

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  27. Lindo look adore el segundo el color te sienta bien

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  28. Super cute outfits! I love that bright orange necklace with your outfit in the first one!

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  29. Your kimono stylings are so good, Mica! You've inspired me to order a kimono for my closet!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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    1. Glad I could inspire you! I find kimonos so practical, they work so well in my wardrobe!

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  30. You look cute in both these styles and the bag is perfect with both the styles.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  31. Your kimonos are so cute! Ouch about the sunburn though... hopefully it feels better soon.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

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  32. I love the pop of orange in your first outfit—it's so bright and cheery!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  33. The two looks are beautiful!

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    Kisses ;*

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  34. I love the first kimono its so pretty! And useful that it stopped your sunburn too haha!
    Milli x - http://millidavison.co.uk/

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  35. That bag is such a statement and I like how you combine it in these two outfits. I hope so that you enjoy this festive season with your family.

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  36. I really like both of these outfits... and I just keep thinking I must get some kimonos for next spring/ summer.

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  37. I actually like both looks, Mica! Mom life is busy, but you do it with grace. :) Hope you are well!

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

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  38. That Chloe bag is so cool and gorgeous! I love your kimono, and that print is so beautiful<3

    akiko

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  39. I'm sorry to hear you got sunburned. I can sometimes be forgetful with sunblock and it's never a pleasant experience.

    I do love both outfits though. The skirts look great with kimonos!

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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    1. Yes it's such a bad thing to forget, so important to have good sun protection!

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  40. That Chloe bag is AMAZING. Looks so soft and supple and ultra rich! LOVE. IT. And you cant really go wrong with a kimono or duster over a shorts look. Well played ma'am.

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  41. Great stylizations! It's nice to look at when winter is in full swing in our country!

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  42. Thanks all for your lovely comments - my sunburn did fade after a few days and is a good reminder to myself to take better care of my skin and always use sunscreen!

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