Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Stella McCartney Heart Print Scarf, Stripes and July Purchases

Despite filling up most of my day looking after baby T, I do get a few minutes to myself now and then, and the chance to read my emails and shop the sales they notify me of. I was actually surprised at how much online shopping I was able to do in July! (Haul video on youtube.) I've decided to get better at tracking my purchases on the blog, and have a goal of wearing everything I buy at least twice in a month since I bought it.

Hopefully doing this will help me accomplish a few things:
  • keep my spending in check
  • ensure I wear what I buy. When I don't wear it, reflect on why it didn't get worn so I don't repeat mistakes
  • give me some inspiration for what to wear each day as I've been feeling a little uninspired lately.

With the extra 20% off sale code at Matches Fashion, I bought this printed scarf. I ended up wearing it twice with stripes! I will need to wear it with something else next time.


Here's what I wore to go shopping with baby T:
stripe tee skinny jeans glitter flats blue and grey print mixing outfit heart scarf
SunglassesBali sunglasses C/O Kameleonz (20% discount with code 'MICA')
Scarf: Stella McCartney heart print scarf (on sale here, new purchase)
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon Eliz-A-Baby bag


This tee was a favourite of mine near the end of my pregnancy. I bought it while I was pregnant, so this is its first wearing without the baby bump! Last time I wore it I was 40 weeks pregnant and wondering when baby was going to arrive, as he was overdue. Very similar outfit this time around, although with regular skinny jeans instead of maternity ones. Made a very blue outfit with the addition of the scarf, and kept me cosy as I went shopping with baby.


Last worn: Atmos&Here stripe tee, skinny jeans, glitter flats, Marc Jacobs baby bag. First time I've worn the scarf.



Here's what I wore to go to a baby shower:
Stella McCartney heart print scarf denim jacket stripe dress print mixing ankle boots
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
ScarfStella McCartney heart print scarf (on sale here)
DressJeanswest 'Rita' stripe jersey dress
BeltAsos metal keeper skinny waist belt in bright blue (hidden by scarf)
ShoesAsos Aggie leather western ankle boots in black
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete


Loved the heart print and stripes combination so much that I decided to wear it again. I'm realising I need to try and find ways to wear my office dresses while on maternity leave, or they will just take up space in my wardrobe. Have been wanting to wear this dress for a while, and a baby shower seemed like a great time to wear a pretty dress :) Last wore it in the second trimester, before the bump got too big for it.

Wasn't sure if the shower would be indoors or outdoors, so the scarf and jacket were good layers to keep me warm. They came in handy when I got back late in the evening (so indoor night time pic) and it was quite chilly. The Matches website states the scarf is big enough to double as a travel blanket too - it is! - and it's very cosy.

As the second wear of this scarf since I bought it, the final verdict is:
I'm happy I purchased it. I love blue, prints, and scarves so I think it was always going to be a winner.


Last worn: denim jacket, scarf (see above), striped dress, blue beltankle boots, Balenciaga day bag.


Check out my other July purchases on youtube:


Linking up with What I Wore, Style Me Wednesday, Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday, Spotlight WeeklyFashion and Faith, Friday's Fab Favourites, Fashion Item Friday today.


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38 comments:

  1. The scarf is fab! And I love the print mixed with the stripes. :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  2. Mica, that's a great scarf. You can dress it up or down. Love it with your striped dress. I've been shopping for Fall. You're making smart choices! I think a long time before buying something now :)

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    1. Yes I'm hoping to get better at buying things that work with my current wardrobe and making the most of my purchases :)

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  3. I love the idea of keeping better track of what you buy and how much you wear it. You look awesome in your scarf!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  4. your new stella mccartney scarf is gorgeous! wow! such a good idea to track your purchases on the blog. i was doing that for a while too, and i need to get back to it. definitely a good way to keep your shopping in check :)

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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    1. And I definitely need to keep my shopping in check! Want to be sure I'm buying things I'll actually wear!

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  5. Nice outfit and u look great after having your baby.

    Regards,

    www.agirlinafrica.com

    Diana

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  6. Love the print on your new Stella scarf! So chic!

    xo,
    Amy
    STYLEchocolatechip.com

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  7. You are rocking that scarf!! That first look is my favorite!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  8. ohh that scarf is stunning! I'm sure you will find another great way to style it with something besides stripes, but that combination is just perfection! love the color and the print :) I can't wait to see everything else that you got on July and your goals with your new purchases are very good tips!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow that a gorge Stella McCartney scarf.....and I already see you transitioning your looks to Fall!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Yep, it's winter here in Australia :)

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  10. Great new scarf. Scarves are such a great way to dress up an outfit like you did here.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  11. Love the pattern of your big scarf! You know a versatile accessory can go a long way! I think wear and do what's comfy and right for you in the time being :) I re min you look fantastic! Very you!

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    1. Oh yes I'm a big fan of accessories - especially scarves haha!

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  12. The video was great! I really liked what you did - definitely do more! :-) PS: You have such a cute voice! I don't want that to sound creepy! xx

    www.foxandmint.blogspot.com.au

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  13. I think I'm kind of obsessed with that scarf, it is so pretty!

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  14. Your scarf is just gorgeous! and it's Stella McCartney too! I love it, it should last years and years. Love how you're styled it hear with your stripey top and dress.

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  15. That's a gorgeous scarf! I love both ways that you styled it!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  16. Eeep! Could luck managing spending, we all attempt this and many fail! LOL!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. I'm hoping being accountable on the blog will help me keep on track better, will see how it goes!

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  17. Looking awesome, Dear! Two fab outfits, and that scarf...oh my! A SM scarf is now on my dream list. The fact is has a heart pattern--all the better! Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow, what a fab scarf! Love it!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  19. That scarf is just amazingly gorgeous! I love the whole look!! :)

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  20. That is a gorgeous scarf Mica ! and I think your new goal is a great way to keep your shopping habits on track, the idea of wearing the new item the same month you bought it is quite genius. I have one too many things in the closet that have been there forever, hanging with the tags.

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    1. I'm hoping I can stop having so many unworn items now, will see how I go! :)

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  21. OMG that new blue scarf is gorgeous. I like both outfits but I especially love it paired with that adorable striped skirt (pinning that one). You are such a natural on the video too. Great job!

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  22. Your ideas sound like a great plan to keep track of new wardrobe additions! Good luck with that Mica! I really love this blue scarf you found on Matches. It looks beautiful on you, and it's a little like a blanket being so big! xo

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    1. It is! A big cosy blanket scarf :)

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  23. This scarf fits so wonderfully into your collection! Its your style signature :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  24. I wish I could say I am a shopping online or in store everyday kind of mommy! Looking good girl! Rachel xo http://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/life/

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  25. Great July purchases and great deals!! I adore that scarf and agree it's a great layering piece if you're not sure of temp!

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  26. nice blog and you have beautiful eyes!
    I'd love to stay in touch via Google Friend Connect :) Legally Brunette

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  27. Oh!! I need to read through your posts! CONGRATS!! I'm so sorry it's such a late congrats though. I'm just now catching up with everyone. I hope everything is going fantastic for you. xo~Sherry

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  28. i love this scarf you have on here, the fact that it's oversized makes it to cool. you've inspired me to pull out some scarves while it's still cold in sydney x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Yes, for someone with a lot of scarves I rarely wear them much, need to maximise the opportunity while the weather is cooler :)

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  29. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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