Monday, 6 December 2021

Neutral Dresses, Colourful Beaded Necklaces and Chloe Paraty Bag: Weekday Wear Link Up

Adding a little festive colour to some neutral dresses with red and green necklaces. I love the simplicity of a cute little dress and some bright accessories in spring.


What I wore:

white denim jacket over tiered LBD sundress sneakers chloe paraty bag statement green beaded necklace

black and white outfit with pastel Chloe periwinkle small Paraty | awayfromtheblue


JacketCotton On girlfriend denim jacket in whitehaven
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Polka Luka resin bangles in red and teal
BagChloe periwinkle small Paraty


Why I wore it:

It's been far too long since I last wore this dress. When I wore it on this day I was reminded why I love it so much! It is an awesome summer sundress, but layers well. With the slightly cooler day I added the white denim jacket at the last minute that morning and it was perfect. 

After the school drop off, we decided to stop off at one of my favourite opshops before our regular library visit. They have clothes for just $1 and I scored an awesome little fuchsia linen dress for $1 that retailed for $25. Wearing and loving this dress again made me see I needed more dresses in my wardrobe, and for just $1 I wasn't going to leave it behind! I picked up a couple more colourful statement beaded necklaces too.

With the black dress and very subtle white print I wanted to add a little more colour - this green necklace is perfect for adding a burst of colour and works so well with the teal and red resin bracelets to make it just ever so slightly festive. I'm going to have to try this accessory combination again with my other black dresses! I've worn this dress and necklace together before too.

While the Adidas Superstar match the dress and jacket perfectly with the black and white, the periwinkle Chloe Paraty bag doesn't match anything. I still thought it worked with this outfit to add a touch more colour without being too much with the green and little bit of red.


Last worn: white denim jacket, green beaded necklace, resin bracelets, black tiered sundress, Adidas Superstar, Chloe periwinkle Paraty bag.

Other ways to wearwhite denim jacket and jeans, black tiered sundress worn two ways, Adidas Superstar and denim skirt, Chloe periwinkle Paraty bag and jeans.



All The Blue Bags In My Handbag Collection:






What I wore:

asos grey skater dress fit flare with converse chucks and chloe paraty bag red beaded necklace | awayfromblue

Chloe periwinkle small Paraty crossbody with grey dress | awayfromblue



Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bracelets: the usual
BagChloe periwinkle small Paraty


Why I wore it:

This was again a cooler day. I considered adding a jacket in the morning but didn't, and regretted it when it got really cloudy! A denim jacket or kimono would have been a good topper with this dress. It was okay for the school run, sports and a playdate with the little one, but for sports in the evening with both kids after school pickup I definitely changed into something warmer!

I loved the red necklace against the grey dress - it's such a nice pop of colour with the big statement beads. I thought that the Chloe Paraty bag would again be a nice non-matchy choice, just like it was in the outfit above. With the light grey of the dress though when I saw the photos I thought a different bag with a bigger contrast would have worked better here. Last time I wore this dress and bag together I didn't notice because I had a purple cardigan between them. Maybe I should have gone matchy-matchy with a red bag this time around.


Last worn: red statement necklace, grey skater dress, Converse, Chloe small Paraty bag (above).

Other ways to wear: grey skater dress and leggings, Converse and striped dress, Chloe small Paraty bag and maxi skirt.

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



How You Can Wear It:

A neutral dress is a great wardrobe staple as it's easy to change up the look of it each time you wear it with different accessories. A bright beaded statement necklace in a bold colour is the simplest way to change it up.



Weekday Wear Linkup #148


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85 comments:

  1. You always look fabulous! Hope you have a beautiful day :)

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  2. That bagis a gorgeous colour. It will work with everything. Have a lovely week xx

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    1. It really does! Such a great shade of blue!

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  3. I love that Chloe bag - the shape, the color, everything! It works so well with both of your dresses and the colorful beads are such a nice touch!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. I love these bold chunky colorful necklaces with your cute dresses, Mica! The green necklace is my favorite. It looks so good against the darker dress, too.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. The green necklace is such a fun one to wear, I love how it pops with neutrals!

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  5. Such a lovely outfit and I love your blue bag collection! Have a great week.
    Gemma
    https://www.jacquardflower.uk

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  6. The neutral grey outfit, inclusive the bag, + the red necklace is perfect!
    Anyway, it's close to my taste and age, and I like it very much.

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    1. it's such a classic ageless outfit combo I think! :)

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  7. Your beaded necklaces give these looks the perfect pop of color! Love your gorgeous bag!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  8. Totally agree, I love bright bags in Spring (really any time of year, haha.) The Chloe bag is such a pretty color
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. yes, team colourful bags year-round here too! :)

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  9. It must have been a while since you wore that first dress because I don't remember it. Looks so cute with the white denim jacket. I forget often to add necklaces but they are a nice way to add an interesting detail or a pop of color.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. it definitely has been a while since it was last worn! I need to wear it more often!

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  10. Love the festive touch of your beaded necklaces in both outfits! It's amazing what wonderful finds await at the op shops! Hope you have a good week and thanks for the link up party!

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    1. Yes I've had a lot of great luck at the opshops recently!

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  11. I love your bag! I also realized that I need a similar jean jacket in my life. :)

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  12. I really like the grey and red combo as well.

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  13. That first, Aztec print black dress is fabulous, and I love the pops of colour from the turquoise necklace and periwinkle bag!
    Grey and red is a fantastic colour combination. I'm sure it would have looked even better topped with one of your beautiful kimonos!
    Wishing you a great week ahead, Mica xxx

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    1. So true! I've worn this dress with kimonos a few times, it would have been such a nice topper for that outfit!

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  14. Beautiful grey outfit! Especially bag and its color: AMAZING. Thanks.

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  15. Funny isn't it, that sometimes wear clothing not for a long time. While they are great! Enjoy your week!

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    1. yes I guess it's a sign my wardrobe is too large if I'm not wearing some pieces I love so much regularly, haha!

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  16. I love those outfits and the way you accessorize them. I hope you have a nice week Mica.

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  17. I love how your necklaces add just a bit of color to your look—sometimes a pop is all you need!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. Yes, and accessories are so fun for that!

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  18. I absolutely LOVE these looks! Both of these dresses are spectacular, but I especially enjoy the first one. It looks stunning on you and I love the necklace you chose as well. SO gorgeous <3
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  19. Fun to see your colorful jewelry with these outfits!

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  20. These are both nice looks :-D

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  21. You have such a great collection of dresses:) These two not only look great but also make a great "canvas" because of the neutral colours. I like the subtle red and green on the first outfit, and the red necklace is such a great pop of brightness on the second one:)

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    1. haha I think my problem is too many cute dresses - they don't all get enough wear!

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  22. This is such a lovely look for you. The red bead necklace was such a wonderful accessory choice!

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  23. Love your dresses, Mica. Your bag is very pretty, love its gelato pastel colour. Hope you have a good week ahead
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

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  24. I just love the colorful jewelry with these Mica!!!
    OXOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  25. Me encanto el primer vestido es tan elegante y combina muy bien. Te mando un beso

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  26. A $1 dress is an impressive find! I can't wait to see you wear it!

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    1. I really need to get those posts up on the blog soon - I'm so behind with posting!

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  27. Such fun looks here, loving the gray one in particular and I see you are using that necklace that you got!!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  28. I really like the pop of red against the gray dress.

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  29. Mica, smart looks and I do so like how you've added a pop of color with your necklaces.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  30. Los dos outfits son muy bonitos, pero me gusto mas el primer collar, saludos:D

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  31. The bad is so cute but sounds expensive!

    https://ahleessa4realz.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love the way you added a pop of color to your outfits with your necklaces, Mica! And this bag is gorgeous of course!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    Visit AvecAmber.com

    Follow Avec Amber on Bloglovin

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  33. I love the first outfit - everything works together so well. I feel like the grey dress needs upgrading - it's just a little blah to me on its own, and girlfriend, you are anything but blah! Love your bags as always!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I think I do need to let it go, it's not the best colour for me, but I'm so determined to hit 30 wears on it first, haha!

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  34. I love how these beaded necklaces add a pop of colour to your look!
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  35. Hello Mica, I hope you're having a lovely week!

    I love your color palettes and this time you did a nice choice but going monochromatic but then you surprised us with a splas of color in the accessories! I'd say the first one with the green necklace definitely has a lot of potential and you could even make a lot of new combinations by changing accessories or the shoes! Great work!

    Pablo
    www.HeyFungi.com

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    1. Thanks Pablo! it's so true - it's easy to change up an outfit each time with just different accessories! :)

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  36. How pretty you are and I love your Chloe bag!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


    My Instagram

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  37. I loved your outfits style:) thanks for your sharing...

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  38. I love that grey dress it looks so comfortable! I think I would have worn a bright jacket with it to keep warm (especially in England at the minute its stormy and snowy at the moment!)
    Milli x - https://millidavison.co.uk/

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    1. It does look so good with a bright layer on top! Enjoy the snow! :) It never snows here!

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  39. The necklaces really dress the outfit up. They definitely do their job well.

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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  40. Such a cute outfit!
    -Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2021/12/birthday-trip-to-nyc.html

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  41. Hello
    You're right, the colorful accessories in neutral outfits will give any look a quick uplift, I loved your necklaces, although I like the second dress most, you know I don't like navy blue too much!
    Take care! ah and the bag is one of the most beautiful that you have!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  42. I really like your black dress. So cute. And I have a similar necklace to the red one, except mine is pink.

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    1. Oh where did you get it? I love this one but as I thrifted it I don't know the brand or anything!

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  43. Lovely looks Mica. I love both your dresses and the way you have styled them. The jacket looks fab on black dress and I love the red necklace with your grey dress. Such a fun pop of color. Hope you are having a lovely week. I am again in Seattle for vacation/work. :-)

    Via | https://glossnglitters.com

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  44. I love the pops of color the necklaces bring these outfits! Super cute, Mica! Hope you're having a great week so far. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  45. Both outfits are so lovely! Those sneakers go well with the dresses, and
    that bag's color is really beautiful!
    Sounds happy that sports with kids make you warm:)

    akiko
    https://kimonosnack.blogspot.com

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  46. The first outfit is very pretty. Beautiful dress. I love dresses, they are a great wardrobe stample. Great you got this dress for only one dollar.
    The second outfit is fabulous too. The grey dress suits you so well and I love the red statement necklace you paired with it.

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    1. Yes that fuchsia dress was such a good $1 find!

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  47. I like your Cotton on Girlfriend white denim jacket. It is a nice change from the blue denims. Your spring collection is LOOKING GOOD

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    1. Yes I have 2 blue denim jackets, definitely needed to add a different colour! haha!

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  48. Love the white jacket, it's such a perfect addition for a warm weather look!

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  49. Hola guapi, la verdad que ese bolsito es monĂ­simo, un besazo.

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  50. Hello!
    Amazing looks, my fav is the black dress, i love it
    Happy Christmas days!!!
    Kisses ♥

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  51. This bag is beautiful, I love this shade of blue.
    xo
    https://www.dearlytay.com.br/

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  52. I love your bag! It's amazing what a simple piece of jewelry or color can add to an outfit. Thank you for sharing! It looks beautiful!

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  53. I love your bag! It's amazing what a simple piece of jewelry or color can add to an outfit. Thank you for sharing! It looks beautiful!

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  54. The tiered black dress looks cute on you, and I like the pop of color from the necklace.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  55. You've reminded me how useful a white denim jacket is, and how good they look with a dress and sneakers. Thanks for linking Mica.

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    1. It is such a simple but cute outfit formula! :)

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  56. I absolutely love that black dress on you!!!! Paired with the white denim jacket is the perfect contrast and the bag is so cute. I can't stop gushing over that look.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ac

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    1. It is a really cute dress, I need to wear it more often!

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  57. The dresses are great! I love your accessories!

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  58. Thanks all for your kind comments!

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  59. I love the color of the bag and the shape! Both outfits are pretty and what a score for a dress! $1 .. I love wearing dresses, as you know! The second dress is a great style on you.
    thanks for linking!
    jess x
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  60. LOVE the color of your Chloe bag! So soft and lovely and unique! I also love the subtle Christmas touches in these outfits! :)

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  61. This is such a beautiful bag for tiny hints of colour in neutral outfits without being too much of a statement, it goes so well with everything!

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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