Friday, 17 December 2021

Monochrome Flared Skirt Dresses And Chloe Ethel Bag

Two dress outfits with fitted waists and flared skirts! Both are monochromatic, but one is a lot brighter than the other. It's the first wear for one and the 30th wear for the other too.


What I wore:


pink dress with Chloe small Ethel bag in light khaki on arm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | thrifted Kmart short sleeve godet skirt linen blend dress in fuchsia


Necklace: thrifted purple wooden bead statement necklace
Dressthrifted Kmart short sleeve godet skirt linen blend dress in fuchsia
Belt: came with dress
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe small Ethel bag in light khaki


Why I wore it:

I adore this dress! Fellow Aussies probably recognise it as the fuchsia linen dress from Kmart back in summer 2020 that was all over Insta. I was absolutely thrilled to stumble across this in the opshop, and for just $1! Someone had cut out the size label, so I was really pleased to find it fit when I tried it on. The necklace was another thrift find at the same store too, for just $2. Combined with the $3 thrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers from another opshop, this really is a bargain outfit. Even the bag itself was a second hand find on eBay, just $120 which isn't bad for something that retailed for over $1,249. I've had a lot of great luck opshopping and second hand shopping this year and this outfit shows that well!

Despite the rain falling down behind me it was a very humid day. It would rain and cool off slightly, then the humidity would crank up, then it would rain again. Perfect day for a bit of indoor shopping at the nearest shopping centre after school drop off  - although everyone else in Brisbane seemed to have the same idea to get out of the rain and enjoy the break in the humidity from the aircon! This was the best dress to wear, comfortable in the humidity but not too cool in the shops with my shoulders covered. We had a productive day, crossing a few more Christmas presents off our list and visiting the library as well before school pick up in the afternoon. Luckily the rain had stopped then.


Last worn: Adidas Superstar sneakers, Chloe light khaki Ethel bag. First time I've worn the necklace and dress as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wearAdidas Superstar sneakers and denim skirt, Chloe light khaki Ethel bag and jeans.


November's Opshop Haul:





What I wore:

printed kimono matching orange beaded statement necklace with grey skater dress converse all star and chloe ethel bag | awayfromblue

grey dress with Chloe small Ethel bag in light khaki worn on shoulder | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | orange printed kimono over grey skater dress with statement necklace converse and chloe ethel


JacketThe Kindness Kimono 'Dream Catch Me' print
Necklace: thrifted orange bead statement necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe small Ethel bag in light khaki


Why I wore it:

Just like the dress above, this has a fitted waist and a flared skirt, although this outfit was not as cheaply priced as the one above. This dress was a retail buy, although I did pick it up in the sale! The Converse were a full price buy before a trip and turned out to be a good investment - I've had them since my now husband and I were dating and we've been married over 10 years!

I find I like wearing this grey dress more when I add some colour to it, and this newly thrifted necklace was a perfect fit with the kimono, I like how it matched the orange in the print. The Chloe Ethel bag was a nice neutral choice with all the orange colour and I think it went well with the colours in the kimono too. It fits a lot as well so came in helpful for holding water bottles and a couple of distraction toys for the kids in church that morning.


Last worn: orange printed kimono, orange beaded necklace, grey skater dress, black Converse, Chloe small Ethel bag (above).

Other ways to wear: orange printed kimono and chambray dress, grey skater dress and leather jacket, black Converse and jeans, Chloe small Ethel bag and midi dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimesterConverse in second trimester.



How You Can Wear It:

A block colour dress with a flared skirt works perfectly for summer - rain or shine! It's easy to add a little extra colour with a beaded necklace or kimono, and a neutral bag is always a winner.





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45 comments:

  1. In love with this pink dress! Its so pretty :) The khakhi bag is just wow! You are looking gorgeous as always. Have a great day!
    Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks 

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  2. You look so good in this dress. I like the color. 😍 Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog. I‘m feeling a bit better now. 🥰

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  3. You look so good in this dress. I like the color. 😍 Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog. I‘m feeling a bit better now. 🥰

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  4. That first dress is my favorite and wow - $1!! That was a major shopping score!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  5. That first dress is such a pretty color on you! What a great find! My mom just bought herself a shacket at a consigment store for that price: I was jealous!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. We don't have many consignment stores around us but I love the opshops that often have everything for $1 sales!

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  6. gray is my go to color and when I was younger I never liked it! Go figure, I like to add that pop of color with a shawl or scarf since it's winter here. You look great!

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  7. These are both nice. I really like the bold pink :-D

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  8. I love that 1st dress and I can't believe you got it for $1. Of course both dresses look amazing on you. I wish I had a thrift store in my neighborhood. I hope you have a nice weekend Mica.

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    1. I'm lucky there are so many around here!

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  9. Very nice outfits. I like especially the first one.

    Kisses

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  10. That Fuchsia dress is absolutely delightful, Mica! I'm sure it won't be its last wear and that you'll be sharing its 30th wear in no time!
    Congratulations on 30 wears of your two-tone grey skater dress!
    Have a wonderful weekend! xxx

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    1. Thanks Anne! I look forward to getting 30 wears with the pink dress :)

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  11. Both outfits (especially the first one) are lovely! I'm afraid, though, the color of the bag doesn't suit any of them.
    Have a wonderful end of week!

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    1. I really like the caramel colour with both outfits but it's definitely not for everyone :)

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  12. I absolutely love the first outfit, especially considering the price!

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  13. Flared skirts with this look is really good. Thanks for sharing these pictures.

    Mariann Yip
    https://www.mariannyc.com/top-nyc-holiday-events/

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  14. I adore your pink dress, Mica - it looks wonderful on you. The bag is a warm neutral and feels clashy with these outfits. I want it to go with oranges, reds, browns...it feels off with pink and the greys of the second outfit.

    Happy weekend! I'm doing a Zoom call tonight with my uncle in Melbourne! We're on a 19 hour time difference, so it's 3pm tomorrow/Sat for him, ha ha.

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    1. It's nice you could do the zoom call! I liked the bag with the pink and I've already reworn the kimono from the second outfit with the bag again - I really like the combo, the grey dress just maybe not the best base! :)

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  15. Wow, these dresses are so wonderful! And looks amazing on you! Really nice styling dear

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  16. How fabulous is that fuchsia dress?? I absolutely love it. So glad it fit and you were able to incorporate it into your wardrobe. It looks like it was made just for you :D

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  17. That pink dress is such a stunner Mica!! And what a fabulous deal on it.
    I just love that you added color to the other look with your necklace...you are so like me!!!
    OXOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I always like adding colourful accessories! :)

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  18. Lovely! And the color in the first dress looks beautiful on you!

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  19. Such a cute dress sweetie!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  20. Great blog! I always come to you with great interest! I will be glad to see you in my blog =))
    https://mariaegorovamaria.blogspot.com/

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  21. el vestido rosa es precioso, me encanta

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  22. I love both your outfits especially the fuchsia dress! That's great you found many of the pieces secondhand!

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    1. Yes I've had a lot of good luck second hand shopping!

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  23. I love the bright pink dress. It is so bright and beautiful on you Mica. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. We are spending time at home after our travel to Seattle. :-)

    Via | https://glossnglitters.com

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  24. Love the both outfits but first is my favorite. Beautiful dress and you look so lovely in this color.
    Hava a wonderful day:)

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  25. I don't tend to use this colours on bags because i find them difficult to combine hehe
    hope you are having a nice weekend!

    My blog - Lalabetterdayz

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    1. I find this bag goes with a lot with the caramel shade :)

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  26. I love both of these looks so much! That pink dress is gorgeous on you, plus I love how you gave it a casual vibe with the sneakers. I love the print of your kimono in your second look too.

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  27. Both outfits are lovely.
    Happy holidays.

    galerafashion.com

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  28. That gray and orange is such a great color combination!

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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  29. love the mix of pink and light brown Chloe bag! looking gorgeous!

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  30. Your posts always make me want to go thrifting! You truly have a knack for finding amazing items! Love that pink dress!

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    1. Yes you can find so many awesome pieces! I had a lot of luck at the opshops this year!

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  31. Los dos outfits son muy bonitos, pero me quedo con el primero, saludos:D

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  32. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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