Monday, 2 May 2022

Striped Dresses and Converse With Balenciaga First Bag | Weekday Wear Link Up

I have been feeling a little uninspired lately so although the colder autumn weather is starting to open up more outfit possibilities, both of these outfits are incredibly similar! Sharing a simple outfit formula with a striped dress, Converse, statement necklace and Balenciaga First bag for today's Weekday Wear Link Up.


What I wore:

Atmos&Here navy stripe shift dress with converse balenciaga first bag statement necklace | awayfromblue

Balenciaga First bag in 2006 Blue India with navy stripe dress | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | atmos&here navy stripe shift dress converse Balenciaga first bag

EarringsMichael Hill stud earrings with aqua cubic zirconia in sterling silver
Necklace: Kelly's Kloset rainbow layered necklace
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress 
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star coast blue
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga First bag in 2006 Blue India


Why I wore it:

Was excited it was cool enough to get this navy striped shift dress out again, one of my favourites! It looks so good with Converse so they were the obvious choice, even though the blue is a different shade from both the navy dress and the turquoise bag. This outfit did seem a little muted though so I added some extra colour with this bright beaded statement necklace I got from the kids last Mother's day. It was just the right little pop against this darker dress. Perfect outfit for church.


Last worn: earrings, navy striped tee dress, beaded necklace, blue Converse, Balenciaga Blue India First bag.

Other ways to wearnavy striped tee dress and denim jacket, blue Converse and midi skirt, Balenciaga Blue India First bag and blazer.

Perfect for pregnancynavy striped tee dress in second trimester.
 

What's In My Balenciaga First Bag:






What I wore:

Kmart white and navy long sleeve stripe tee dress with converse and chevre Balenciaga first blue india bag | awayfromblue

navy white striped dress with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | awayfromtheblue


Necklace: thrifted orange bead statement necklace
Dress: thrifted Kmart white and navy long sleeve stripe tee dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India


Why I wore it:

In hindsight, a white dress probably wasn't the smartest choice for this day! The kids had a school holiday workshop in the morning and then after lunch we headed to a friend's house for a playdate. We had planned to go to a local park but the cold and rainy weather made us decide an indoor playdate was better! Thankfully despite the rain and the activities at the workshop I was able to keep this white dress clean, but that was more luck than anything, especially when my son enjoyed some chocolatey treats my friend made for afternoon tea while he sat on my lap!

Just like the striped dress outfit above, I thought this outfit could do with a little extra colour, and this orange necklace I thrifted last year was perfect, even though it doesn't match anything else in the outfit. Again I stuck with Converse, as there was a bit of driving to do.


Last worn: white and navy striped dress, orange beaded necklace, Converse, Balenciaga Blue India First bag (above).

Other ways to wearwhite and navy striped dress and scarf, Converse and jeans, Balenciaga Blue India First bag and shorts

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.



How You Can Wear It:

A classic striped dress is a great canvas for some bright accessories, like a statement necklace or colourful bag! And Converse are always a comfortable choice.



Weekday Wear Linkup #168


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58 comments:

  1. I couldn't like it more, what a bag, I love it
    By the way, I just realized that we don't follow each other, that's weird, do you want us to follow each other? Kisses

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  2. Love both of these dresses! I love the colorful necklace with the darker one especially. Thanks for the link up Mica!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  3. I really like the first outfit, it looks comfortable yet elegant. No mean feat for something involving Converse!

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    1. Converse are definitely comfortable, elegant needs a bit of help from a pretty dress, haha!

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  4. I love stripes, and these are both beautiful dresses. I really love the color of the first one!

    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, friend! :)

    Make Life Marvelous

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  5. Converse are so good! I could wear th every day. Looking great Mica.

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    1. I practically do, haha! They are a staple at the moment!

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  6. A sua simplicidade evidencia sempre a sua inquestionável beleza.
    Friendly hug.
    Juvenal Nunes

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  7. I absolutely love it how you styled your blue Converse (a classic shoe if you ask me) with an elegant bag (and it's my favorite Balenciaga model ever still). You totally rock the gentle blue shades.
    It's funny but every time I wear white dress (it only applies to the dress oddly) I always regret because it turns out to be a 'dirty' day

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    1. Yes it's hard for me to keep white clothing clean, haha! I got lucky on this day for sure!

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  8. You look so cute! Love that bag. Have a lovely week!
    -Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2022/05/pops-of-color-for-spring.html

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  9. I don't know if I'd call those uninspired. Sometimes we do kind of feel blah, but you definitely didn't look it.

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    1. The magic of a dress for uninspired days - always looks pulled together, an easy instant outfit!

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  10. So, so cute! I love tee shirt dresses with Converse! You look adorable in both of these outfits!

    Shelbee

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  11. That Balenciaga bag was really my first designer bag!^^ I've took in cream color and I was so il love with it!
    Obviusly I still keep it in my wardrobe even if I don't wear it no more very often.
    Very nice outfits ideas, anyway, I totally love the combo with designer bag and converse shoes!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't wear mine as often as I used to but I still have and love them!

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  12. You have inspired me to pull out my converse again! Yours are super cute with your dresses! Hope you have a good start to your week!

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    1. Glad I could inspire you! I feel I wear them a lot, haha!

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  13. These are 2 great dresses for cooler months! I need to find something similar in the fall!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  14. I'm always a bit uninspired at the end of a season and I always look forward to wearing the other half of my wardrobe.
    Your first outfit is my favourite, even if I would have - surprise! - added a bit more colour myself. I had to giggle at you wearing a white dress with your son eating chocolate while sitting on your lap. You were very lucky indeed :-) I always manage to spill something whenever I'm wearing white! xxx

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    1. Yes I'm usually a bit clumsy with white so I'm glad it survived the chocolate, haha!

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  15. The colder month are always the hardest month to dress for. Hope you are doing well.

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

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  16. You can't go wrong with a good striped dress. I really like how you added more vibrancy to both outfits with your necklaces and bag.

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    1. So true, striped dresses are classics!

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  17. Hi! I've been trying to linkup my posts (last week too I had 3 to linkup) and it won't let me!! Anyway, you look adorable- I'm in love with the striped look!! Have a great week xx

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    1. Sorry you haven't been able to link up!

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  18. Love your sporty striped dresses-they are the perfect style match for your Converse sneakers! And the pops of color with your bag and necklaces are nice touches. Thanks for the link up and enjoy your week!

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  19. I love both of these outfits—you can't beat a simple yet chic dress and a Balenciaga bag!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  20. You've got a winning formula for looking fabulous while on the go. Both are great looks and the punches of color are great.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  21. Me encantan las rayas, asi que ame los dos outfits, saludos:D

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  22. Elegante cartera combina muy bien. Te mando un beso.

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  23. I love that it is getting cooler now so we can change our outfits around. I want to pull on my sweaters but its still not that cool here in Perth! You look so cute in both of these dresses Mica! The colour of your handbag is so gorgeous! xx
    Janet
    www.rediscoveringmystyle.com

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    1. It was a very cold and wet May for us in Brisbane! definitely more like winter than autumn!

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  24. I love your striped dresses. They look chic and elegant. Also love the way you have styled the whole outfit with subtle shades of blue with your shoes and bag. :-)

    Via | https://glossnglitters.com

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  25. These striped dresses are such great pieces, and so is your bag! I love both outfit combos.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    Visit AvecAmber.com

    Follow Avec Amber on Bloglovin

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  26. I really like the dark blue dress with the lighter converse sneakers. That's a favorite color combination.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  27. Love your looks! Wonderful post! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  28. Lovely colour bag, so vibrant and very versatile. The orange necklace adds nice pop of colour. Have a great week ahead

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  29. I love stripes!

    These are both very pretty dresses.

    Happy Tuesday, Mica.

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  30. You look great and love your colorful accessories.

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  31. Both looks are so gorgeous! I have to say that I especially love those blue Converse shoes. Just the perfect pop of colour! You definitely look beautiful and stylish in these striped dresses :)
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  32. I love the pop of color the necklaces add to both of these outfits. It really elevates the look. You don’t look uninspired!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thanks! Accessories can really make a difference!

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  33. Hi
    I'm also like you, and I talk about it on the blog, in a crisis of inspiration! But I really liked your second look, I love the striped dress, the first one I think is too dark! As always your bags are wonderful!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  34. Jammy dress time! Dresses like these are so awesome when you're low/tired/depressed or just plain uninspired, Mica. You look fantastic in both of them, and those necklaces add just the right bit of colour.

    Hang in there, hon. *hug*

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I love a good jammy dress - easy instant outfit!

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  35. I love both of these easy dresses! Of course your Bbag is beautiful, I love the teal shade. I have but one of their bags and I need to get it out!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  36. Two super outfits, you've made such great use of accessories and of course...that bag! I love summer but am less keen on the clothes, so I always find autumn and winter a bit of welcome relief! Thanks for linking

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  37. Looks like a fab bag, thanks for sharing today. x Jacqui

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  38. Thanks all for your comments, and for linking up!

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