Thursday, 23 December 2021

Dressed Up: Maxi Dresses and Rebecca Minkoff Love Bags

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! While I've worn both of these dresses for Christmas before (here and here) I'm wearing a different dress for Christmas this year. I wore both these maxi dresses for a couple of events earlier in the month.


What I wore:

Jeanswest Sophia high-low colourful mandala print maxi dress with orange love bag for family photoshoot | awayfromblue

mandala print maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | jeanswest sophia high low ruffle mandala print maxi dress with coral love bag


Earrings: Prouds gold and silver spiral drop earrings
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace with Tiffany & Co silver 5th Avenue notes heart pendant necklace
Dress: Jeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral


Why I wore it:

I wore this for a family photo shoot. We did our annual family photos that we put in our Christmas cards back in November, but the in-laws had booked in some time with a photographer to get photos of their extended family. Couldn't decide what dress to wear as we hadn't been told to try coordinate or wear any particular colour, just to not dress too casually. Decided this colourful dress would work with whatever everyone else was wearing, with all the colours in the print. Thankfully we were well prepared with bug spray too as the photos were in the afternoon and there were a lot of bugs around.

As well as carrying my usual essentials with my phone and wallet, I decided to bring along a couple books for the boys and all our water bottles. Put all of that in the big backpack so it was easy to carry, and decided to wear this little peach Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag just for my essentials. Didn't really need it, just thought it would be helpful to have everything I needed close by and not have to rummage through the backpack when my phone went off. There isn't any orange in the print of this dress but I liked the contrast the orange small Love bag gave with it.

Kept it simple with the rest of the accessories that were actually in the photos, with these staple sentimental Tiffany necklaces and some earrings hubby bought me.




What I wore:

embellished black maxi dress with statement beaded earrings and cobalt jumbo love bag | awayfromblue

black maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff quilted jumbo Love bag in cobalt | awayfromtheblue


Earrings: Piper glass beaded chandelier earring in cream and gold
Dress: Jeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff quilted jumbo Love bag in cobalt


Why I wore it:

Wore this for a fun family event my son was performing in. It was fun to get dressed up! After this big event in the morning we had lunch at home and then got changed for our trip to Movie World theme park that afternoon. I liked this outfit, just wanted something more festive for the Christmas experience at the theme park!

It's been a while since I last wore this maxi dress so it's either stretched out on the hanger or I've forgotten how long it was - with my flat sandals I felt I kept tripping over the long hem on this! Really need to get it altered to be a better length on me. With the beautiful beading on the neckline I couldn't decide what necklace to wear - decided not to wear one in the end and wear these big statement beaded earrings instead. The gold beads on the earrings coordinated nicely with the gold beads on the dress and when I tried it on I was pleased it didn't look as overly accessorised as I thought, it was a nice combination.

The big bold cobalt Love bag was a practical choice to fit all my essentials and my camera in it for taking photos and video of my son up on stage. Hubby had the backpack with everyone's water bottles in it too. It was a really fun morning, although I did feel overdressed when we stopped to do an errand on the way home, ha!




How You Can Wear It:

When you're not sure what to wear a pretty maxi dress is perfect - easy to dress up or dress down. And of course I can never resist adding more colour to an outfit with a bright bag!




I hope you have a very Merry Christmas on Saturday and get to enjoy time with family and friends! I'll have a post up on Monday for the regular Weekday Wear Link up as usual, and a few more scheduled posts over the Christmas season.



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34 comments:

  1. Va va voom! I am loving that second dress: it is fun to have an occasion to wear something dressy like that. What a great choice to add the statement earrings. Lovely!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Yes it's good to take the chance to dress up when you can!

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  2. Both maxi dresses look elegant and very suitable to honor a family gathering!
    The earrings, pendant necklace, and bracelets - a definitely nice addition to the above dresses1
    Wishing you Happy Holidays and a successful New upcoming Year!

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  3. Two gorgeous dresses, Mica, but that second black embellished one is a real stunner! I'm hearing you on the tripping over the hem problem, though. It still boggles my mind that Christmas is in the middle of Summer where you are :-) Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Christmas, and I can't wait to see which dress you'll be wearing on the big day! xxx

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    1. yes I definitely need to get it shortened, it was much too long with flat sandals!

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  4. Yes it's really nice to test food =) This ice cream sounds really good.
    Thanks hope your Christmas will be wonderful too <3

    Great post with beautiful maxi dresses =)
    My favourite one would be the black because black is a good colour for everyday.

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  5. What a cute dress for family photos!

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  6. The second dress looks really fancy.

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  7. You look beautiful in both of these dresses. If I had to pick a fav look, it would be the second one. That black gown looks amazing on you...it's so glam and classy. A great party look, perfect for the holidays. The earrings are lovely too. So great you wore this beautiful outfit for your son's performance. Happy holidays!

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    1. Yes it really is a special dress with the embellishment! :)

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  8. Me encanta el vestido negro. Te mando un abrazo y te deseo una feliz navidad para ti y tu familia.

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  9. What up Mica. Happy holidays, enjoy!

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  10. Both styles are very nice and you look beautiful in both of them :)
    But that black dress stole my heart;)
    greetings

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  11. The first one is nice for a casual day out, but that second one... you look like a Hollywood star! Gorgeous!

    I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!

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  12. You really look great with both dresses. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Best regards Jana

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  13. The dresses are so beautiful on you and the bags are cute.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas! Have a great weekend!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  14. The second outfit is so elegant, Mica, beautiful. Wishing you a lovely Christmas celebration with your family too.

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  15. Beautiful bags and as always I'm impressed with your accessories! Have an amazing Christmas! xx
    Elegant Duchess xx
    https://www.elegantduchess.com/

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  16. Beautiful picture of your with the black maxi dress :-)

    May you have a great Christmas!

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  17. WOW! The dress you wore for the family photos is gorgeous! It looks stunning on you. And the second outfit is just a complete stunner. How fun to get dressed up...and how wonderful that you had such an incredible dress for the occasion! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Yes it's nice to take the opportunity to get dressed up when it arises! :)

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  18. Wow you are absolutly gorgeous on that black dress! And your bags are wonderful! Merry Christmas Mica, I wish you all the best in this Christmas! Hugs from Portugal!

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  19. Another great look sweetie!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  20. Both dresses are lovely! The second is elegant too. Love the bright colors of the purses. Hope your Christmas has been wonderful!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. I do love adding a pop of colour to my outfits with a bag!

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  21. Beautiful look! I like the dress. Merry Christmas!

    https://www.biigthais.com/

    Kisses ;*

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  22. Love the bold contrasting bags with these gorgeous dresses! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  23. what a cool post!
    thanks for sharing!!!

    https://www.itzytrendy.com/2021/12/felices-fiestas-2021.html

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  24. Merry Christmas, Mica! I hope you and your family had a wonderful day.

    Love both of these long dresses - isn't it fun getting dressed up? I noticed your beautiful long earrings right away! Love!

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    1. Thanks Shelia! Yes it was nice to get dressed up and I'm so glad I added the earrings with the dress - it really makes it a wonderful outfit!

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  25. Thanks all for your comments and Christmas wishes! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas :)

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