Friday, 3 January 2014

Simple Outifts for Queensland Heatwave: Summer Cotton Dresses

Here's what I wore on Thursday:
dressing for Queensland heatwave Aussie blogger belted cotton dress

marc by marc jacobs hillier hobo in blush pink
Sunglasses: gifted Rayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: gifted House of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
DressVero Moda belted cotton dress
BeltAsos skinny pale pink belt
Shoes: Wittner 'Columbia' cross strap sandals in tan
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware


It's been just over a year since I last wore this dress. It's lovely and lightweight and a neutral colour so it goes with everything....but as good as it sounds, I just don't wear it enough. I always seem to pass it up for other dresses. Funnily, it's always been worn in the height of summer! Will try to wear it more often, as I don't think I'm using it to its full potential :)


Last worn: Raybans, Vero Moda brown dress, pink skinny belt, Wittner sandals, Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier hobo bag.



Here's what I wore today:
floral print Summer day dress havaianas thongs

rebecca minkoff coated canvas stripe mini MAC bag
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Dress: Just Jeans white floral print dress
Shoes: gifted black slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe


Another dress! Queensland is experiencing a summer heatwave so dresses seem the simplest right now.

This dress is another one that doesn't seem to get much wear. It was an amazing sale find a few years ago, I got it for just $5. Love the print, but always have to be concerned with the wind catching it when I wear it, which was really noticeable today. It's only been worn once on the blog before, a year ago. Today I'm making the decision to let it go instead of holding onto it "just in case", so I can free up wardrobe space. Need to be much stricter this year with what I fill my wardrobe with.


Last worn: floral dress, HavaianasRebecca Minkoff striped mini MAC.

Linking up with Fashion Item Friday, Casual Friday linkup today.




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45 comments:

  1. you look super cute in both dresses! My fav one is the floral :)

    Happy New year <3

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  2. Both dresses are super cute! You look great! My favorite is the floral dress, but I'm weak against floral!
    And like always, oh my, your bags! They are so lovely!

    x Angela
    www.bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

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  3. you look so relax :)
    love the beige dress

    yati
    yatiinoah.blogspot.com

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  4. I super like your summer pastel dresses.....so chic & relaxed!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  5. Both are great, but I really like the taupe colored one. I need to really weed out my wardrobe as well...
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm hoping I manage to reduce the size of my wardrobe this year, fingers crossed! :)

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  6. I am sooo in love with the second dress!! I really love the RM bag ass well!!
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  7. Hello,

    This is awesome !
    And I love your blog !

    http://www.theladyjersey.com

    Kisses <3

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  8. While both dresses are really cute, good for you for recognizing when you don't really love one and for letting it go. Envious of your heat wave...

    Happy New Year to you and Cooper, Mica!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Happy New year to you too :)

      I'm trying to be a lot stricter with what I keep in my wardrobe :)

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  9. Ok, Not too sure where you live but it has to be Hawaii or Florida because there is no way I could be wearing something similar yesterday nor today? Both ensembles are adorable! Thank you for joining "Fashion item Friday". I so appreciate it and glad your post is so great, too. :D

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  10. OOOps, doh, I knew you were in Australia. Sorry 'bout that! Oh course you can dress like that. hahahahaha

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  11. Love your floral dress! I wish it was this warm here! We just had a snow storm :(

    xx
    www.starringsamantha.com

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  12. You look lovely in both dresses! The sheer fabric and the soft colour both compliment your complexion really well!
    I know it probably isn't the truth but i wouldn't mind swapping some of my cold here with your heat wave lol

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    1. I could spare some heat here to send your way!

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  13. The striped Rebecca Minkoff purse is SO cute! I love the dress you're wearing in the first outfit and you should definitely wear it more often. It looks very good on you ^^ xo

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  14. You have the prettiest bags! I love your dresses, I wish it was warm enough here to wear them :(
    -Adara
    adaradella.blogspot.com

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  15. that floral dress is beautiful! perfect for the hot weather.

    cute & little

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  16. Oh I wish we had a heatwave, so I could wear dresses and sandals rather than layers and layers. :)
    x

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  17. Gosh our weekend was also pretty hot !
    I really like that red striped bag and the fun white/flower print dress together.

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  18. I love your sundress!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  19. The belt and bracelet color are so pretty paired with the first dress! I really like the striped bag with the floral dress, too!

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  20. Lovely dresses! I truly adore that plum color in the first one! So envious of your heatwave. It's sub-zero temps here right now! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  21. these looks are so light and feminine, i really like them! the red stripe bag looks so good with that dress, and i love the first one too - one of my favourite muted colours! hope you had a nice break and stayed out of that heatwave i heard on the news in QLD!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. I'm just glad we have aircon, couldn't have survived the heatwave without it! Oh and the pool. We were pretty spoiled for choice :)

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  22. Gorgeous, love the second dress, you look beautiful doll. Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  23. Glad you're going to give that first dress more wear! It's such a pretty little number and a good neutral color that could work with a lot.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  24. Love both dresses, but I'd say the first one is my favorite! x

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  25. That floral dress is so pretty! And I love the bag in the first outfit. Hope you have a fab weekend.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  26. Those dresses and bags are killing it! You're so lucky it's summertime on your side of the world, I'm sick of the cold!
    Mafalda ❤
    www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

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  27. Both looks are so beautiful. :) And may I say that during this time I've followed your blog and style, you've become more and more out of your shell and as a really beautiful lady. :) x Happy new year

    x Satu
    Indie by heart

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  28. I love the black, white, and red dress on you! In the summer I definitely go for a lot of plain, simple dress outfits!

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  29. I am not looking forward to returning to QLD heatwave! Both of these looks are gorgeous. I'm especially loving your Vera Moda dress - such a great light, airy piece for the scorching heat! xx

    www.insidein-insideout.net

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    1. You're lucky, it's starting to cool down again already :)

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  30. Lovely dresses as always Mica, those bags are cute too.

    sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  31. absolutely love these two outfits!
    and im so jealous of your rebecca minkoff bag! whats your opinion on yours, ive been tempted to buy one!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM
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    1. I love my Rebecca Minkoff bags! They hold up really well, and I like the fun colours! :)

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  32. Mica, you have the best dresses doll! I love that first one! How pretty is the neckline and pleated details. I love the neutral color. Fabulous second dress. Looks so pretty on you! You have an amazing collection of dresses.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I am glad the weather has been warm enough for me to get some use out of my dresses too, I have so many I need to reduce the number! :)

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  33. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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