Friday, 11 March 2022

Kmart Culottes, Tanks and Beaded Necklaces with Edie Bag

Two incredibly similar outfit formulas, but two very different resulting outfits today! Neutral tank and pastel culottes in the first outfit for something a little muted, and a much brighter pink tank and navy printed culotte shorts in the second outfit. I love these Kmart soft culotte shorts so much. Wearing my Rebecca Minkoff Edie shoulder bag with both outfits as it works so well with any shade of blue and pairs nicely with both shorts!


What I wore:

silver tank with pastel printed culotte shorts sneakers edie shoulder bag and turquoise beaded statement necklace | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Edie regular shoulder bag in Luna blue with pastel printed culottes | awayfromtheblue



Necklace: thrifted Eb&Ive turquoise wooden bead multi strand statement necklace
Tank: Jeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver
Shorts: thrifted Kmart pastel soft culotte shorts in floral print
Shoesthrifted Adidas Superstar sneakers
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie regular shoulder bag in Luna blue


Why I wore it:

I knew I had to get these shorts when I stumbled across them at the opshop - already having and loving the same soft culotte shorts from Kmart in a darker navy print (that I'm wearing in the second outfit below), I knew these ones would work in my summer wardrobe perfectly too!

This was such a good day for wearing such a light outfit as well - it was very hot and humid. Thankfully the storms didn't hit until the evening though. Had the school drop off, a quick errand to run, and then working from home before picking the kids up from school in the afternoon and filming a video for my YouTube channel that I've included below.

The metallic tank is a nice neutral so I knew it would work with the shorts, but I felt the outfit looked a little washed out when I tried it on - this thrifted wooden multi strand necklace definitely added a bit more colour! And of course the Rebecca Minkoff Edie shoulder bag in Luna blue complimented the pastel blue of the shorts nicely.


Last worn: turquoise beaded necklace, metallic tank, bracelets, pastel print culotte shorts, Adidas Superstar, Rebecca Minkoff Edie shoulder bag in Luna blue.

Other ways to wearmetallic tank and printed jeans, pastel print culotte shorts with lilac, Adidas Superstar and denim skirtRebecca Minkoff Edie shoulder bag in Luna blue and navy dress.



What I Bought In February: OpShop Haul





What I wore:

pink satin singlet, navy culotte shorts, sneakers and Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff Edie regular shoulder bag in Luna blue with navy culotte shorts | awayfromtheblue


Necklace: thrifted blue statement beaded necklace
TankAsos satin singlet in pink
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black 
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie regular shoulder bag in Luna blue


Why I wore it:

Another hot and humid day. I loved the bright colours in this outfit! Even though the bright pink of the satin tank doesn't match the pastel pink in the print of the culotte shorts I think they went together nicely. I really like this bright pink with navy too! I added a little extra navy with the beaded necklace, just like the necklace in the first outfit it was an opshop find as well! It was a nice bit of matchy-matchy with the navy shorts. The Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag doesn't match any of the shades of blue in this outfit, but like the outfit above again I felt it was the perfect accessory with the colours.

Comfortable New Balance sneakers as I had a little walk around my favourite trail after dropping the kids off at school, and before working from home for the rest of the day before school pick up in the afternoon, and then sports in the evening.


Last worn: pink satin tank, blue lozenge necklace, navy printed culotte shorts, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Edie shoulder bag in Luna blue (above).

Other ways to wearpink satin tank and jeans, navy printed culotte shorts and cardigan, Rebecca Minkoff Edie shoulder bag in Luna blue and denim skirt.

Perfect for pregnancypink satin tank and hidden second trimester bump.



How You Can Wear It:

On hot and humid summer days, soft shorts like these blue printed culottes are perfect! Easily paired with a simple tank, you can add a big beaded necklace to help you feel a little more dressed up and pulled together despite the heat.




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42 comments:

  1. It's such a score when you find something you already own and love in a different color at a consignment shop! Culottes are definitely the way to go in the heat and humidity.
    Hope you have a great weekend Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Yes I got so super lucky at the opshop!

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  2. What a lovely bag! Your outfits are making me look forward to the weather getting warmer here so much!
    Amy x
    callmeamy.co.uk

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  3. I like both outfits very much but at the moment the bright outfit brings me a lot of joy! It looks so vibrant and alive. Those shorts do look so comfortable and breathable for the hot and humid temperatures you are describing. I hope you have a lovely family weekend ahead.

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    1. They are the perfect shorts for the heat, and bright colours make me happy too!

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  4. I like both outfits and the cute handbag. You always style your clothes so nice. I hope you have a nice weekend Mica.

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  5. Those shorts are both so cute and look perfect for dealing with the heat as much as possible! Love the prints!

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  6. You wear these culotte shorts so well, and how lovely to find a different version of them in the opshop! I do agree the first pair, however cute its print is, could have done with a brighter colour tank. The pops of colour from your necklace and handbag does balance it out though! I'm loving the bright pink of your tank in the second outfit! Have a great weekend, Mica, and I hope you've got something nice planned! xxx

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    1. Will definitely have to pair the first ones with a brighter colour next time I wear them :)

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  7. Both looks are so cute! The second one is my favorite, though. I love the contrast of the bright pink with the navy, and that awesome opshop necklace really makes it. :)

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    1. I love the bright colours together too!

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  8. I can't even get over how gorgeous your accessories are. The necklaces, especially! I love them. They are so beautiful and colourful. I hope you have a fantastic weekend with the family!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Statement necklaces like these are so cheerful indeed!

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  9. I love the look sweetie!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  10. I love soft shorts like these for summer, they are so lightweight.

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  11. The second pops better in the photos, but sometimes the lighter might look just fine in real life.

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    1. I liked them both but the bright one was my favourite!

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  12. Los dos outfits son muy frescos y bonitos, saludos:D

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  13. Culottes are so perfect for the humid days because they flow and move so much more.
    I only have one or two pair like this, but I'm keeping my eyes peeled for more.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. They consistently bring them out here in Kmart each year so I'll keep my eyes peeled for more showing up at the opshop, haha! They are only $15 in store but I love a good preloved find, and you can't beat $1!

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  14. I love the chevron style of the Edie bag—so beautiful! That shade of blue is gorgeous too! No need to go totally “away from the blue” ;)

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    1. haha yes! It is such a good shade of blue :)

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  15. Love the bag and both culottes! Have a great week Mica! xx

    Danielle's Beauty Blog 

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  16. Super cool outfit for spring

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  17. Both of those shorts are so cute! You are making me excited for warmer weather around here--I think I may need to get a pair or two like those! Hope you have a great week!

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  18. Amazing looks
    The second is my fav
    thanks for sharing
    I hope ypou have a nice week
    kisses ♥

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  19. Love both tanks! The pink is such a pretty pop of color but that metallic is such a fun and different shade. Hope you had a great weekend! xo

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  20. I really like both of these outfits! It's almost spring here in the US so I'm looking forward to buying more lightweight spring and summer items like these!

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  21. I really like both of these outfits! It's almost spring here in the US so I'm looking forward to buying more lightweight spring and summer items like these!

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  22. I love these outfits! They’re perfect and super stylish for warmer weather. I’m glad to see the sun is out and shining now. I hope you had a great weekend. Thank you for sharing!

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  23. Both outfits are lovely. Cute handbag!

    Happy Monday, Mica!

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  24. Cute looks! Love your turquoise necklace and the bag looks great with both outfits.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  25. Amazing styles. I hope you are having a great week so far. It has been hectic here but also fun. Wishing you a lovely day.
    https://www.bauchlefashion.com/2022/03/wedding-season-edit-white-stiletto.html

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  26. You know how to rock a printed short.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  27. That style short looks great on you Mica! What's great about culottes is you can dress them up or down. They can take you to work with a blazer and to after school activities and play with your children. Two nice outfits. Love that necklace with the first outfit.
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    1. I definitely need to try them with a blazer! Thanks for the idea Kim :)

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  28. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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