Showing posts with label maxi dress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maxi dress. Show all posts

Monday, 21 September 2020

2 Ways To Wear Kmart Amber Tiered Midi Dress | Weekday Wear Link Up

Another new purchase from Kmart! This dress was a delayed impulse buy. I'd spotted it on the way out of Kmart with my sister after some birthday present shopping. I kept thinking about it so next time I put in a Kmart order with some things for the boys I added this dress too, as well as a marigold top I've already shared. For the start of spring it works so well with denim jackets!

What I wore:

Kmart amber tiered midi dress for spring with denim jacket and printed scarf nylon backpack | away from blue

amber dress with Rebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | denim jacket orange midi dress and cobalt blue backpack casual spring layers

Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfStella McCartney heart print scarf
DressKmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dress in amber (new purchase)
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Julian nylon backpack in bright blue

Why I wore it:

I knew I wanted to wear this scarf with the dress the first time I wore it, the blue heart print works so well with the amber of the dress. It turned into such a warm day and I didn't need both the denim jacket and scarf after school drop off, but since I'd forgotten mozzie repellent for our little walk around our fave trail I decided to keep the jacket on and keep my arms safe from bites! Did end up taking off both the denim jacket and scarf for school pickup though.

As we spent most of the day out on the trail I just used the Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack as my bag all day. It's a great bag for holding water bottles and snacks for out on the trail. It popped beautifully with the bright blue against the orange dress too.


Last wornmoto denim jacket, heart print scarf, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack. First time I've worn the dress as it is a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearmoto denim jacket and florals, heart print scarf with stripes, Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack with green jeans.



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What I wore:

Kmart amber tiered midi dress with converse denim jacket and mini mac bag | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag with amber maxi dress | away from blue


Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressKmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dress in amber 
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff 2012 sky grey mini MAC bag

Why I wore it:

I really liked this outfit, despite the squinting from the sun 😂 Wore this for Father's Day as I was so eager to wear this dress again quite quickly! Stuck with the denim jacket topper, although picked a darker blue one this time, and I really liked this combination. As it was a warmer day I went with the tassel necklace instead of a scarf, and as there were no extra long walks required I picked Converse instead of my walking shoes. I loved the way Converse looks with this dress, I need to wear it again with Converse in the future!

Again I went with a blue bag with this, my little sky grey Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC the boys got me for Mother's Day. Did consider going matchy-matchy with a turquoise bag to match the tassel necklace, but I really liked this greyish blue against the orange dress.


How You Can Wear It:

A bright tiered midi dress is perfect for spring, especially in orange! It's easily layered with a denim jacket - and blue bags are a great accessory choice!

Weekday Wear Linkup #88


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Thursday, 10 September 2020

Printed Maxi Dresses With Colourful Scarves, Denim Jackets and Balenciaga Bags

Layering up some maxi dresses for a windy winter weekend last month where we attended two different birthday parties. Added ankle boots, denim jackets and some big colourful scarves to keep me cosy outdoors in the wind, and my Balenciaga bags for a bit of colour. Wore some statement earrings for the first time in a while too to feel a little more dressed up!

What I wore:

floral maxi dress for kids birthday party in winter with denim jacket louis vuitton shawl Balenciaga day bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete with louis vuitton shawl and denim jacket | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram layering kmart floral maxi dress for winter brithday party with denim jacket louis vuitton shawl scarf balenciaga bag


Earrings: Colette Joanne teal and gold multi drop disk earrings
Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Knowing how windy it was going to be I added a grey tee over this floral maxi dress to keep me a little warmer. It was nice in the sun, but we spent the birthday party in the shade so we felt the worst of the wind and I was grateful I'd added the tee! The denim jacket wasn't as warm as I'd have liked but the big Louis Vuitton shawl is a wool blend and so was perfect for the breeze. The kids had a great time at the party, although there were definitely too much chocolate and lollies consumed 😂 Sign of a successful party though if you eat too much good food! Plenty of cake to go around too, even though the re-introduced COVID restrictions of 10 people gatherings announced the day before meant it was cut in half, to save some for the other guests who were coming in the afternoon!

I wasn't sure if the tempete blue Balenciaga day bag would be too much blue with this outfit, with the light wash of the denim jacket and the cobalt blue of the scarf, but I think all the blues went really nicely with the blue in the floral print of the dress. Even if the dress was picked up quite a lot in the wind and probably not the best choice for the day!





What I wore:

navy printed maxi dress with denim jacket pink scarf Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag 2010 birthday party outfit | away from the blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy printed maxi dress with denim jacket pink accessories scarf and balenciaga day bag

Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Jacket
: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

This was a really fun party! Our last one before the 10 people gathering restriction came into place, as we didn't know until after the party that the restriction had just been put in place that morning with immediate effect! The kids had a blast at a playground we hadn't been to before, running around with their friends and again eating lots of party food. It was nice to meet some of the parents of my kids friends I hadn't spoken too before too, as you can't really talk during the school run when you're trying to keep your distance.

With the blue maxi dress, navy statement earrings and indigo denim jacket this felt a bit too monochrome, so I added some pink accessories to brighten it up a bit! It's not the first time I've worn this hot pink scarf and pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag together before, I really like the combination and pink always works so well with blue.

Despite another windy day I was pretty warm as there was plenty of running around after the kids in the playground, and helping the little one with some things he was just a bit too small for. He gave it a good go though. By the end of the party I was wishing I'd picked different shoes! These ankle boots have the tiniest heel but it was hard work with my injured knee.


How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress can easily be layered up for a cooler day with ankle boots, a denim jacket and a cosy scarf. For an event like a birthday party you can keep it colourful by picking bright layers, either complimenting the colours in the print of the dress like the first outfit, or a contrasting colour like in the second outfit.


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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Layering Over Maxi Dresses With Cosy Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Small Darren Bag

After a little bit of warm weather, the Ekka winds arrived in Brisbane and it started to get chilly again for the end of winter. I decided to add a few extra layers to my maxi dresses to combat the cold winds.

What I wore:

Kmart floral maxi dress layered with cobalt long sleeve tee turquoise scarf ankle boots Darren bag | awayfromblue

Floral maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff small darren messenger bag in peony pink | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | layering a kmart floral maxi dress with cobalt tee and turquoise scarf pastel pink rebecca minkoff darren bag ankle boots winter

Scarf: Cotton On turquoise pashmina
Tee: thrifted cobalt blue long sleeve tee
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony (more affordable preowned!)

Why I wore it:

This was a big day for my eldest boy, as we all gathered to watch him compete for the first time. It was nice restrictions were relaxed so they were able to host a big sporting event, his first one after the restrictions had prevented any this year.

Wanted to be bright and colourful as I sat on the sidelines to support him, and so I wore my fave floral maxi dress, this tiered coral one from Kmart. Added the blue long sleeved tee over the top as I thought it looked better than underneath, and as it was still a little chilly I wore my cosy turquoise pashmina. I thought it matched nicely with the print on the dress and I loved how it popped with the blue tee.

The pastel pink Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag was picked as it was big enough for my camera and because I hadn't worn it with this coral dress before. It was a nice combo, I'm pleased I gave it a try!






What I wore:

layering a navy printed maxi dress with white ribbed knit jumper LV shawl and pink crossbody darren bag | away from blue

blue maxi dress with Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | layering blue printed maxi dress with white ribbed skiny, cobalt louis vuitton scarf and pink crossbody bag

ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Knit: white vintage knit jumper from my mum's wardrobe
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony (more affordable preowned!)

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much, I felt a little overdressed in this, but also under-dressed for the cold! Unlike the first outfit this was a fairly normal day with the school run and a regular sports class in the evening. By the evening though I was so cold I'd added a coat over this - it was a really chilly day!

Even with the white jumper over this blue printed maxi dress it felt a little too dressed up for such a quiet day, especially as I spent as little time outside in the wind as possible and most of it at home 😂

I did like the colour combo here with the blush pink Darren messenger bag against the blue and white, and I think the white knit broke up the navy printed maxi dress enough that the cobalt Louis Vuitton shawl worked well with it. Just not one of my favourite outfits.


How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress can work in cooler weather with some extra layers. Try adding a knit or long sleeve tee over the top, and don't forget a big cosy blanket scarf!


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Monday, 3 August 2020

Maxi Dresses Layered For Winter With Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Neverfull

Taking advantage of some warmer winter days to wear my maxi dresses again with a few extra layers. I love Brisbane's warmer winter days when it's a mild 24 degrees Celsius in the middle of the day, but not so much the cold 11-12 degrees overnight and early morning 😂 Both of these outfits felt a little dressed up for some fun events I'd been looking forward to for a while!

What I wore:

black maxi dress and denim jacket with louis vuitton monogram shawl scarf and damier azur neverfull winter | awayfromblue

black maxi dress and Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | black maxi dress, denim jacket, Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull and monogram shawl in bleu

Jacket: Jeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Dress: black Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

So excited for this day! I picked my simplest maxi dress, this plain thrifted black one, and we all kinda of matched in our outfits as we had our family photo shoot. We were supposed to have it at the start of the year but then the restrictions hit and it had to be rescheduled. 

Of course this being a halter neck maxi dress it was a little too cold to wear on its own so I added the denim jacket. The blue Louis Vuitton shawl was a bit too warm in the heat of the day but I was thankful for it in the shade and in the colder evening as we had a late afternoon photo session.

Carried my Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull bag to fit a few extra things in - water bottles and some snacks for the kids to keep their energy levels up. Not that they needed any of that after having a glass of complimentary fruit juice when we arrived 😂 Cooper appreciated the doggy snacks we brought though!

It was so fun to dress up and wear makeup again!





What I wore:

floral maxi dress in winter with ankle boots layered white knit jumper lv neverfull | away from blue

floral maxi dress with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | away from the blue

Awayfromblue Instagram | Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress layered for witner with white knit jumper and louis vuitton neverfull tote and ankle boots

EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
Knit: white vintage knit jumper from my mum's wardrobe
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

This outfit was a little more dressed down than the one above, not as much makeup for starters!  Still felt formal enough for a kid's birthday party.  It was our first birthday party after restrictions and it was so good seeing the boys playing with all their friends. This white knit from my mum's wardrobe was actually pretty warm and standing in the back yard in the sun watching the kids on the trampoline I was glad it didn't have full length sleeves. Was just perfect again when it cooled off in the afternoon. And I surprisingly managed to keep the white jumper clean all day!

Added a couple extra accessories with the statement earrings and tassel necklace. The Louis Vuitton damier azur neverfull bag was perfect for taking everything for myself and the boys without worrying about carrying a baby bag too.


Oh and if you've been following along, I completed no buy July again this year, so that's now 6 years I've been avoiding fashion spending in July! It can be tricky with all the sales in that month, but honestly this year we aren't going out much and I'm finding I'm uninspired to shop!



How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress can work well on a warmer winter day with the addition of cosy layers. A knit jumper, scarf, or denim jacket can keep you warm and comfortable, and can easily be removed if the day heats up.


Weekday Wear Linkup #81


Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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Monday, 29 June 2020

Layering Knits With Maxi Dresses & Weekday Wear Link Up

It might be winter but I still love wearing my maxi dresses! Helped along by Brisbane's mostly dry and definitely snow free winters, with the kind of temperatures that mean all I need to do is add an extra layer with a cosy knit jumper. 

What I wore:

cobalt blue knit cropped jumper worn over coral floral print maxi dress winter birthday party layered outfit | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | winter birthday party outfit blue knit over floral maxi dress
Earrings: Piper gold heart earrings
Necklace: thrifted pearl and heart charm long necklace
Knit: thrifted blue Mossman knit jumper
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas

Why I wore it:

For my son's birthday party I wanted something simple but warm for the cooler morning, although I did find the knit a bit warm over the afternoon when it warmed up. Last time I wore this knit I mentioned how it was a bit of a pain being cropped as I wore it with low rise jeans. It works so much better over dresses and I liked the blue colour with the coral dress.

Wearing my new heart stud earrings I felt this layered heart charm necklace was a good matchy-matchy choice! I didn't actually wear the Havaianas though, as I spent all day inside with the party I didn't need to wear any shoes and I just put these on to go outside for the photo.

It was a good day even if we only had a few family members over to celebrate to stick to the COVID safety rules.


Last worn: blue cropped jumper, layered heart charm necklace, tropical print maxi dress, Havaianas. First time I've worn the earrings as they were a recent gift.

Other ways to wearblue cropped jumper and purple jeans, tropical print maxi dress for Christmas.

Perfect for pregnancyblue cropped jumper and hidden baby bump.


Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford: What's In My Bag






What I wore:



maxi dress layered in winter with micro bedford bag slouchy knit blue dress | away from blue

print mixing outfit with Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight | away from the blue


Necklace: Jeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Knit: thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the jumper over the maxi dress outfit above I decided to try it again another week with this grey asymmetrical knit over the blue maxi dress. I wasn't too sure at first about the prints together but I think they really worked, the space dye effect on the knit looks almost like stripes and I wear stripes with everything!

My plan was to knot this knit over my dress, the asymmetrical hem is perfect for that. When I put the jumper on though I realised it looked quite nice over the top without being knotted. I was hoping for flowy rather than sloppy, and I'm not 100% convinced I nailed it looking at the pics, but I loved the relaxed vibe of this outfit and it was so comfortable to wear. I was really happy with it!

Added the little Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford cross body bag to keep my hands free while out shopping with my sister. I had a voucher to spend and she was on a mission to buy some new clothes. I did try on a couple things but decided to spend my voucher on more clothes for the kids instead. 😂




How You Can Wear It:

You don't need to pack your maxi dresses away when summer ends! You can make even a spaghetti strap maxi dress work for a cooler day by layering a knit over the top. You can go with a cropped style or keep it loose and flowy with an asymmetrical hem.



Weekday Wear Linkup #77


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Friday, 8 May 2020

Kmart Tiered Floral Print Dresses

Even though it's autumn in Brisbane it's good to give these Kmart tiered floral dresses another wear before I start layering up - especially as we had a very warm April, when I wore these. Two very different occasions though, one to stay home and another for my weekly grocery shop!

What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress floral print for easter at home 2020 awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Easter at home isolation outfit floral tiered Kmart maxi dress
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas

Why I wore it:

I wore this back on Easter Sunday. I'd ordered some eggs for the boys, with guaranteed Easter delivery, but as it hadn't shown up I'd had to make the dash to the shops for something for them to hunt for the day before. I was feeling a bit upset about not having the things I ordered and the limited options at the stores the day before Easter, as well as the sadness of celebrating another isolation birthday on the same day and missing both my family and our church family. So I decided to dress up anyway to boost my mood. This pretty floral maxi dress is one I've had a few years but it hasn't actually been worn on Easter before, seemed like the perfect thing to wear.

It was a strange Easter at home, but we still had an indoor egg hunt for the boys, they got dressed up in their Sunday best too, and we video called with family for Easter and to celebrate the isolation birthday. We even had birthday cake, and thanks to Church Online we had our church service at home too.


Last worn: Kmart floral maxi dress, gold heart necklace, Havaianas.

Other ways to wearKmart floral maxi dress under a tee.



Handbag Tag Video: Most Mused, Least Used And Cutest Bag In My Collection






What I wore:

Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight worn crossbody | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | tiered kmart sundress blue and pink print with rebecca minkoff micro bedford bag
Dress: Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff Micro Bedford zip satchel in twilight

Why I wore it:

I actually wore this dress outside! Continuing with my "grocery shopping uniform", a simple dress, the only shoes and bag I wear outside now, my Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag. All my other bags are stored away in my handbag cupboard waiting for a time when it will be a bit safer to change bags around and bring bags I've worn outside back into the house.

The navy blue of the bag matches the background of the dress really closely, and if I hadn't been restricting myself to just taking one bag out whenever I leave the house I probably would have changed this for something with a little more contrast.

Didn't wear this all for very long though - went out, got groceries and then as soon as I got home put the accessories away and changed out of these clothes. Because despite social distancing rules in place people seem to think it's okay to reach over you and walk up next to you at the supermarket! At least there was a little more stock on the shelves this time.


Last worn: floral tiered sundress, New Balance sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag.

Other ways to wearfloral tiered sundress and knit, Rebecca Minkoff micro Bedford bag and shorts.


Tiered Floral Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A floral dress is so easy to dress up or down - perfect for celebrating at home or navigating the aisle of the grocery store. Floral prints aren't just for spring either, they work well all year round, as I wore these on warmer autumn days.



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Friday, 27 March 2020

Kmart Floral Dresses With Amerii Circle Straw Bag

Kmart and their cute and affordable floral dresses are just too hard for me to resist! While the teal dress I'm wearing below is a relatively new one my mum bought me for Christmas last year, the coral one is a frequently repeated one as I've had it a couple of years. Both are great additions to my wardrobe.

What I wore: 

kmart tropical tiered coral floral maxi dress with waterfall jacket round rattan sling bag  date night outfit | awayfromblue

coral floral maxi dress and Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | kmart floral maxi dress date night outfit gold accessories
Earrings: Prouds gold and silver spiral drop earrings
Jacket: no label white drape jacket
NecklaceHouse of Harlow gold multi-strand necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

Wore this a few weeks ago, in the first week of March, when hubby surprised me with a night out. Back when a night out was still possible and sensible in Australia! With the kids at their grandparents, we headed into the city for dinner and a movie like we used to do while dating. We had a decadent dessert for dinner at Max Brenner before watching a movie in an otherwise empty cinema. We've never had a whole cinema to ourselves before!

There were of course other people around in the city, particularly at Southbank, but we kept remarking on how quiet it was. Of course now, a few weeks later, the then moderately full restaurants are now completely empty. How quickly the world changes.

As I had to pull an outfit together at short notice I went with a trusty maxi dress, and simple gold accessories with this gold necklace that was definitely over due a wear and my gold mouse flats. I added the waterfall jacket as it was a little breezy, especially when walking by the river. Being kid free I just needed my phone and wallet so this little straw bag was perfect.


Last worn: waterfall jacket, gold necklace, Kmart floral tiered maxi dress, gold mouse flats, Amerii circle bag.

Other ways to wearwaterfall jacket and shorts, Kmart floral tiered maxi dress in winter, gold mouse flats worn 30 ways, Amerii circle bag and skater dress.

Perfect for pregnancywaterfall jacket in third trimester, gold mouse flats in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Amerii Straw Round Crossbody Bag






What I wore:

Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress, Amerii round rattan sling bag birthday party at home outfit | awayfromblue

teal floral maxi dress, Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | awayfromtheblue
Necklace: Eye Candy LA gold and turquoise cuff necklace
Dress: Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

I'll be honest - the bag is completely for show here, because what else would I do with my hands when taking a pic 😂 Unlike the outfit above, this outfit was planned out well in advance. With my son's birthday party last week we'd sent out the invites, bought all the cake ingredients, decorations, party bags, party favours...and then we were told to enforce social distancing in Australia. We figured maybe as it was in a park we would still be okay.... but then we were told that grandparents shouldn't see their grandkids.

So we very regretfully had to cancel my son's birthday celebrations. I know people around the world are dealing with worse and it's a minor inconvenience, but as a mum you don't want to see your kids upset!

We went ahead with the party at home, just us, his brother and the dogs. We still played party games, still had party food and all the decorations, and I still wore the outfit (and the bag!) I'd planned even though we didn't leave our house. I wouldn't ordinarily wear such a pretty dress if no-one would see it - but I felt like I should still put the effort in to get dressed up like I would if he'd had the party we planned.


Last worn: teal floral dressgold necklace, Havaianas, Amerii round straw bag (above).

Other ways to wearteal floral dress for ChristmasAmerii round straw bag in winter.


Floral Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A fun floral dress is an easy instant outfit and a great way to feel a little more dressed up. A neutral jacket is a nice layer for a cooler evening, or you can just let the dress shine on its own with minimal accessories and no additional layers.



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