Monday, 3 January 2022

What I Wore For Christmas: Maxi Dresses and Leo Envelope Clutch | Weekday Wear Link Up

Happy New Year! For today's Weekday Wear Link Up I'm sharing my Christmas outfits, even though Christmas was on the weekend. It just feels a little funny sharing Christmas outfits in January so I try share them as early in the month as possible. We spent Christmas day with my family on the coast, then back up to Brisbane to celebrate Christmas on Boxing day with the in-laws.


What I wore:

Christmas day outfit summer brisbane pink and purple printed maxi dress with gold sandals rebecca minkoff envelope clutch bag | awayfromblue

pink and purple printed maxi dress with silver bracelet stack and Rebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch in champagne gold  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Christmas day outfit pink purple printed halter maxi dress with rebecca minkoff leo envelope clutch

Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
Dress: Jeanswest Gigi printed maxi dress in shorter length (c/o)
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus vintage silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch in champagne gold 


Why I wore it:

This was what I wore on Christmas day. I got this dress back in 2015 but surprisingly I haven't worn it for Christmas day before! I knew that this year I wanted to wear an older dress from my wardrobe, just like I did last Christmas, and since this hadn't been worn at Christmas before it was the perfect choice! It was one of the two options I had last year but I went with a different dress then, so it was good to get this out for Christmas this year. I didn't manage to take my traditional pic of my outfit in front of the tree before the kids got up as they were up so early, please excuse some scattered unwrapped gifts on the floor!

As usual, my family all dresses up for a day filled with family, food and presents. Since the colourful pink and purple print on this dress is pretty bold on its own I kept the accessories simple, with silver statement earrings, my usual dressy bracelet additions, and my silver cuff. I did wonder if the champagne gold envelope clutch was the best choice with the rest of my accessories being silver, but it was the perfect completer piece with my outfit when I tried it with the dress. And to be honest I just needed somewhere to stash my keys, phone and wallet, as we had a couple of bags of presents to take to my family and I put my camera in there.

As usual I ate so much good food, got spoiled with gifts, and had a wonderful Christmas day with family! 

Last worn: Gigi printed maxi dress, silver leaf earrings, rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch.

Other ways to wearGigi printed maxi dress in winter, rose gold sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch and mint maxi.

Perfect for pregnancyGigi printed maxi dress in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Leo Envelope Clutch






What I wore:

Christmas outfit summer black halterneck thrifted maxi dress with gold multi strand necklace and leo envelope clutch sandals | awayfromblue

awayfromblue black maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch in champagne gold  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | christmas outfit black jersey halterneck maxi dress with rebecca minkoff gold leo envelope clutch multi strand statement necklace

Earrings: Piper gold heart earrings
NecklaceHouse of Harlow gold multi-strand necklace
Dress: thrifted black Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus vintage silver charm bracelet and Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagRebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch in champagne gold 


Why I wore it:

Christmas at the in-laws is much more relaxed, but a maxi dress is still a good outfit choice! This one is another wardrobe oldie, also from 2015, and an opshop find. I got it in a bag of clothing in the "fill a bag for $2" sale so I'm definitely getting my money's worth from it! This is its 16th wear. I did try dress it up a little with the gold beaded necklace, but I kept the earrings simple with little heart studs.

Again I went with my little Rebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch - with the gold necklace and sandals I thought it complimented this outfit really well also. I had a little space in the bag of presents to fit my camera so I only needed the clutch for the essentials.

The black maxi dress probably wasn't the best choice though, got covered in dog hair almost instantly 😅 Cooper is a Shih Tzu and doesn't shed so I'm always surprised by how much dog hair other dogs shed when we are with the family. 😅


Last worn: black halter maxi dress, heart earrings, gold necklace, rose gold sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch (above).

Other ways to wearblack halter maxi dress and kimono, rose gold sandals and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch and pink dress.



How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is an easy outfit option for a hot Christmas! You can dress it up with lots of statement accessories, metallics are always a good choice. Metallic pieces are always good at any time of year, not just Christmas.



Weekday Wear Linkup #152


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79 comments:

  1. You look so good in this dresses. 😍 Wish you a happy new year 🎈

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  2. That's a beautiful bag. It will work with everything. Happy new year xx

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    1. It really does, it's such a great clutch! :)

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  3. You look Wonderful :) happy new year...

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  4. Mica, I really like both dresses! You look amazing in both. The paisley one is gorgeous. I love that print. And the black is so elegant and looks really comfortable, too. Wishing you a very happy new year, my friend!

    Shelbee

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  5. Great choices, you look comfortable and festive in both! It's been so hot here that I wore a midi dress and sandals the other day.
    Have a great week Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  6. Stunning! ♥

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

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  7. both of your outfits look so beautiful! around here it's winter and sleeveless would be very very chilly :) Happy New Year!

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    1. Yes we are lucky it's summer here for Christmas!

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  8. I love how you dress up in your maxi dresses for Christmas as you are still comfortable but yet so elegant! Glad you had a great time with family!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  9. This is such a gorgeous pair of outfits! I really wanted to dress up a bit for Christmas this year but I got hit with an awful cold (thankfully just a cold) that fully knocked me out of commission for the entire holiday break and the lost I could manage on Christmas Day was comfy leggings and a sweater.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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    1. It's a shame you couldn't dress up but I bet you still looked great and I hope you're feeling better!

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  10. You look lovely in both dresses.

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  11. Great dresses. Happy new year!
    -Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2022/01/happy-new-year-6-year-blogiversary.html

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  12. Belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year:) You looked so fab in these two dresses...I totally hear yah though about the black dress and being around dogs:D So great to hear you and the fam had a great holiday season:)

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    1. haha yes it was an unexpected side effect of picking that dress! I'll have to remember for next year!

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  13. Looking so gorgeous, loved both dresses plus you can't never go wrong with a black dress! ;)

    XO, Melissa

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  14. Both outfits are amazing.
    Wishing you a very happy new year.
    Kisses!

    www.galerafashion.com

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  15. Both dresses are really beautiful and you look fantastic.

    Kisses

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  16. What lovely outfits! I especially like the paisley dress from the first outfit, especially with the silver accessories. Happy new year!

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  17. I love the second outfit, but both are so cute. You look beautiful!

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  18. The first dress is really pretty. I do like the patterns on it. Filled a bag of clothes for just $2, that is amazing, so you really have got your wear out of the black dress! I hope you had an amazing Christmas and new year Mica : ) xo

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    1. Yes that was a great sale and I'm pleased I'm getting so much use from this black dress! :)

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  19. The dresses are elegant. The first is distinguished by its rare color.

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  20. Hi
    Wow you are very elegant in the black dress, it's the look I like the most! The envelope bag is beautiful and goes so well with both dresses! I wish you a new year full of good things!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  21. I'm loving both of your maxi dresses, Mica, and they're both perfect for Christmas celebrations. The purple and pink dress looks absolutely perfect with the silver accessories and the deliciously named "champagne gold" bag.
    The black halterneck dress is very elegant and the multi strand gold necklace is its perfect companion! xxx

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    1. I'm so glad you think so as I deliberated over necklaces for a while before picking that one in the end!

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  22. I love both maxi dresses! They are both beautiful in their own way. I do love the print of the first one. It's stunning!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  23. Beautiful maxi dresses, Mica! I love that you were able to wear a dress you've had since 2015. It looks PERFECT for Christmas! I'm so happy you all had a great day. :) Wishing you an amazing New Year, friend!

    Make Life Marvelous

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    1. It was so perfect, it was nice to give these old dresses another wear for Christmas! :)

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  24. Mica, happy new year! These maxi dresses look like they were the perfect choices for your holiday celebrations. Easy to wear and still so flattering and chic. You look fabulous.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  25. Two very pretty holidays looks on you! It's great to get to wear dresses that haven't been out of the closet for a while, too. Love your clutch and jewelry choices, also. Happy New Year to you!

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  26. Can I just say how jealous I am that you can wear sleeveless things at Christmas Mica? One of these days I plan to visit the southern hemisphere just for that reason, haha!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  27. Los dos son lindos vestidos. Aunque me gusta mas el primero. Te mando un beso. Feliz año

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  28. You look so pretty in both outfits, although the purple is my favorite. Love seeing people dressed up for the holidays. Happy new year!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  29. Both of these dresses are beautiful on you! That second dress was an amazing deal! And I love that gorgeous envelope clutch with both of them!

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  30. You look fantastic in both dresses, Mica.

    Love that fabulous envelope clutch.

    Happy 2022!

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  31. Both dresses are fabulous
    Happy New Year 2022

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  32. I hope you enjoyed the holiday season!
    Have a wonderful 2022!
    S

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  33. Hola bonita, feliz año, por cierto, estabas radiante con los dos vestidos, muack

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  34. Beautiful dresses 😊 Happy New Year 😊

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  35. What a fabulous clutch! Wishing you a very happy 2022!

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  36. Both of the dresses you wore are gorgeous and it sounds like you had fun with both sides of the family, which is lovely. :)

    My significant other and I also visited both sets of parents during the holidays and it was nice to spend time with family.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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    1. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas also :) Always good to spend time with family!

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  37. Using your own words, the two outfits were "the perfect choice". Both dresses are elegant, festive, and give you a sophisticated appearance.

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  38. Both of those dresses look fabulous on you!

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  39. I love both dresses! Gorgeous clutch bag too. Happy New Year!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  40. Spectacular and stunning outfits, Mica! Both are perfectly accessorized, and how beautiful your envelope clutch looks with each maxi dress. I'm glad you got to have your two Christmases (we are in the midst of planning a re-try). Lol at the dog hair!

    Happy 2022!

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    1. I'm glad you got a re-try for your Christmas after it was changed last minute! Time with family is always rewarding at any time of year :)

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  41. You look very elegant and beautiful. Hope you had wonderful holidays and happy 2022!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  42. Such pretty dresses. I love that you and your family dress up — what a fun tradition. Have a happy 2022!!

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  43. Los dos vestidos son preciosos y muy elegantes, saludos:D

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  44. Mica,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am so glad that you liked the post on my friend Anne Marie's house decorated for Christmas....You look beautiful in those dresses!! Happy New Year!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  45. How lovely are you in both of these dresses! I particularly like the first one as I love a print! But, black is so effortless and chic! I have a Westie so I know what you mean about dog hair on whatever you're wearing. I've come to see it as an accessory! Thank you so much for the link up!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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  46. You are lovely in both dresses, Mica! So glad you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


    Amber


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  47. You looked absolutely exquisite Mica for the holidays! I love BOTH dresses!!! Maxi dress look fabulous on you. The print on the first one is gorgeous. I always love how you accessorize. Beautiful bracelets and clutch.

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  48. You chose two beautiful dresses! Happy New Year Mica

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  49. Beautiful maxi dresses, simply perfect for Christmas day.I love the black one you wore to your inlaws, shame about dog hair getting attached, some dogs shed more.

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  50. Nice dress and you look amazing!
    Your christmas tree is awesome too
    Kisses ♥

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  51. Absolutely gorgeous. Oh my, I just love how a maxi dress fits you and makes you look so tall. The statement clutch is just beautiful and I think it was the perfect choice for both outfits. Even though it makes a statement all on it's own, it's still elegant and classy. I hope you are having a fantastic week!

    bosbodacousblog.blogspot.ca

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  52. You look so pretty in both dresses Mica. I love the pretty handbag too. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year Mica.

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  53. Both dresses are beautiful. The handbag is great.
    You must have enjoyed it with your whole family.

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  54. ¡¡Hola Mica!! me ha gustado mucho tu bolso plateado, bueno, es como una cartera de mano. Te va genial con los dos look, aunque yo me quedo con el vestido negro, a pesar del inconveniente del pelo de perro en él. Feliz 2022. Besitos.

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  55. What lovely outfits! I'm particularly fond of the thrifted dress - so many golden finds are in thrift shops! And, of course, the clutch is lovely, as well! <3

    xoxo,
    Sydney

    The Lotus List

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  56. You look so beautiful, Mica! Love both of these looks.

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  57. Love both of the maxi dresses! So nice for the holiday!

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  58. Beautiful dresses and great for the occasion.

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  59. Love the both dresses and that clutch is so gorgeous!
    Happy New Year!

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  60. I think you did a really great job with your buys! And bags never go out of style so even though you spent more on those they will last far longer than the clothes!
    I know I won't spend less than I did in 2021 in 2022 but I do hope to stay on the lower side of spending this year too. Especially if we still spend a lot of time at home.
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  61. You looked so beautiful! The dress is just stunning. Looks like the perfect Christmas Day!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  62. I love how you dress so nice for the holidays. I usually just wear a nice pair of jeans and a holiday themed sweater LOL. Love both maxi dresses on you!

    Hope your year is off to a fabulous start!

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    1. I love having the tradition to dress up and wear some pretty pieces! I don't dress up often enough!

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  63. You look beautiful in both looks! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family!

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  64. Happy New Year! Both of those dresses are beautiful and look great on you.

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  65. Thanks all for your kind comments and Christmas wishes! We had such a lovely Christmas and I hope you all did too.

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