Monday, 25 April 2022

Blue Dresses and Duster Kimonos With Tote Bag | Weekday Wear Link Up

While it's still pretty warm during the days in Brisbane right now, as it's the second month of autumn it is cooling off a little. The colder mornings and evenings inspired me to layer up these two blue dresses slightly with some floral dusters, accessorised with Converse and my Rebecca Minkoff black unlined tote bag.

What I wore:

chambray dress with converse chucks, black rebecca minkoff tote bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware with star bag charm and floral duster | awayfromtheblue


Jacket
: Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono
Necklace: personalised gold children's names charm necklace
Dress: Jeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware


Why I wore it:

This was an interesting day! It was the school holidays but I had to work, so my mum and sister had a fun day out planned for the boys. I ended up driving down to the coast and working from home at my parent's place while they had some adventures elsewhere. It was nice to work from a different environment for a day as well. So many of my colleagues have come down with Covid that we have not been able to successfully organise a day for us all to catch up in the office, even though the office is open. About half my team are in another state so even going into the office we still won't all be face to face.

Felt that this chambray dress was overdue another wear and with a little bit of driving the Converse were a practical choice. I layered this dress up with a duster kimono last time I wore it too, and I loved this tropical floral print one with it this time. Even if I took it off when it was warmer in the middle of the day.

The big tote bag was of course an essential for taking everything I needed for work over to my parent's house for the day, including my laptop.




What I wore:

green floral duster and navy tiered dress converse and black tote bag | awayfromblue

green floral duster, Rebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware | awayfromtheblue


Jacket
: Jeanswest Delilah long line kimono in green floral
Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Dress: Kmart short sleeve tiered knit dress in indigo ink with pockets
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff medium unlined tote in black with shellac studded dome hardware


Why I wore it:

I like blue and green together so I was eager to try this green floral duster with the navy tiered dress. I wasn't sure when I put it on if the proportions worked and considered trying a shorter kimono instead, but when I added the long tassel necklace to this I found I loved the long relaxed lines of it! Felt super comfortable in this all day.

While the kids spent some time with their grandparents I was working from home again, and had an appointment that morning and a quick errand after work. I wore the Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote bag again as it is a great size for including a paperback book to read while in a waiting room!


Last worn: green floral duster, turquoise tassel necklace, navy tiered dress, black Converse, Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote bag (above).

Other ways to weargreen floral duster and Bermuda shorts, navy tiered dress and orange bag, black Converse and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote bag and striped dress.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.


How You Can Wear It:

Floral dusters are great outfit layers in autumn before it gets too cold, and look so good over dresses.


Weekday Wear Linkup #167


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45 comments:

  1. That first denim dress is so pretty. I love it with that kimono! The second blue dress is lovely as well and it looks fantastic paired with a green kimono. Both outfits are lovely, you look very pretty and fresh!

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    1. Thanks, I love a dress and kimono combo!

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  2. Kimonos are such a great piece for this season, thanks for reminding me!
    Have a great week,
    S

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  3. Love both of these dress and kimono combos! That tote is really fabulous too. Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  4. I really like blue and green together - one of my favorite combos! So nice that your kids got to spend some fun time with the grandparents while you worked. Hope you have a wonderful week!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Yes it was so good for them - although I felt I missed out as I had to work, haha! they had such a fun day!

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  5. Two great options with kimonos over dresses for busy days! I especially like the blue and green color combination. Both outfits seem great for almost any time of year. Hope you have a good week and thanks for the link up!

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  6. I love blue and green together too. Most of my girlfriends don't want to go to the office anymore, they rather work at home.

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    1. Yes I've gotten so used to working from home! I do miss the office sometimes though, when cases go down a bit more it would be nice to go in more regularly

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  7. Well, you know I love your kimonos every time, Mica! That green one is so fabulous and it looks wonderful with the blue dress!

    Shelbee

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  8. Happy Monday, Mica! Such pretty outfits, and I really love the green color of the second kimono!

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

    Make Life Marvelous

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  9. Oh wow. I'm so sorry to hear that many of your colleagues have caught COVID. It seems to be spreading much faster these days, which is scary. Keep doing everything you can to stay safe! I love that first dress. It looks so gorgeous <3
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Yes there are so many people here who have caught it - we are hoping we can avoid it but might be inevitable that we catch it eventually!

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  10. I love the navy + green combination!

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  11. That's the perfect bag for everyday all-year-long! Classy but non too severe, and large enough love it!
    And love even that super cute shirt dress in the 1st outfit!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  12. I just love how you layered both of these Mica. The blue and green is my favorite.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  13. You have such an amazing collection of kimonos! Love the cooler blues and greens that you're wearing here!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  14. I should try my kimonos over dresses more often! Love both of these.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. It's a combination I really should wear more often too! I love it!

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  15. Those look comfy to work from home in.

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  16. Those look comfy to work from home in.

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  17. Love both of your dusters Mica, especially the green one. Nice comfy outfits with a dash of boho vibe. Enjoy your week, the school is back, I believe

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    1. Yep, school is back now, I wore these outfits a few weeks ago :)

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  18. Both of your kiminos are gorgeous! Love these layered looks!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  19. Hooray, it's kimono season again! I love your collection of dusters, and both of these are lovely outfits. I've never worked from home - ever! - so just the thought of it is so strange to me. I'm glad you got a change of scene!

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    1. I feel really lucky I had the ability to work from home! I was doing it 1 day a week before the pandemic so it wasn't a bit adjustment to doing it full time thankfully :)

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  20. I love your chambray dress and kimono together, and that navy tote is just gorgeous! Both looks are lovely indeed.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  21. I love your longer kimonos! You are giving me such inspiration for summer! I can't wait to pull my kimonos out as it warms up!

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    1. Hope you get some warmer weather soon!

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  22. Kimonos are so comfy!

    Love the combos.

    Happy Tuesday, Mica!

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  23. Los dos outfits son muy bonitos, saludos:D

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  24. I too love blue and green together, so I'm definitely loving your second outfit. However, I am having a bit of a chambray moment right now - looking for the perfect dress and midi skirt! - so my favourite this time is the first one! It must have been lovely to have a change of scenery for working at home. Like Sheila, I've never worked from home, apart from checking a couple of email, so it is a strange concept to me :-) xxx

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    1. I have this awesome chambray dress and a skirt but I've never found the perfect shirt - I think there are a few people on the hunt for the perfect chambray piece! :) I'm so lucky to have been able to work from home even before the pandemic!

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  25. Love both kimonos, very chic! Hope your colleagues will get better soon!

    Marie
    https://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/

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  26. Love kimonos! Such great layering pieces.
    -Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2022/04/trench-coat-season.html

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  27. I love a kimono + dress combo! It's so breezy and fun!

    Speaking of breezy, wearing a super voluminous graphic print dress in my new post- hope you'll stop by!

    -Ashley

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  28. Love the indigo and green combo but both these outfits look great on you.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  29. I really love both of these combinations so much that I can’t pick a favorite!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  30. Sorry to hear your co-worker have covid.

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

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  31. I absolutely love how you’re wearing these pretty kimonos in new ways. xxx

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  32. Thank you all for your comments and for linking up :)

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  33. Great looks. Love your denim dress and how you have styled it :)

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  34. Autumn/fall is the perfect time to add a duster. Love the floral duster! And as always you have the best handbags. Thanks for linking

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  35. You have an awesome collection! I love your bags! I have a thing for bags too! The duster completed the look very nicely!
    thanks for linking!

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  36. Those outfits look so comfortable and stylish. Great choices!

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