Saturday, 10 January 2015

NYE and New Years Day Maxi Skirt Outfits

The last of my Fox in Flats style dare December outfits...and the first of my JaNEWary style challenge outfits! Since the final reductions are starting in the post-Christmas sales, I've included some sales and discount codes too.


Here's what I wore for New Year's Eve:
Sequin headscarf Aztec print tank jeanswest black jersey maxi skirt RM Love bag
Scarf: old white and silver sequin scarf
TankAtmos&Here 'Florida' tank in Aztec print
SkirtJeanswest plain jersey black maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey


I had a quiet New Years eve, even more quiet than usual. I may have fallen asleep before welcoming in the new year...

Although I didn't have any plans for the new year, the style challenge for the day was to wear something that sparkles, so I wore this old sequin scarf. I've had it for years, it's survived every wardrobe clear out! I still remember the day I bought it, after seeing a pic of someone wearing one and wanting to recreate it. So I dragged my friends round every store that might have one. I originally passed up on this one as it wasn't exactly what I was after, but went back at the end of the day to get it after realising it was the cheapest, haha. My friends were not amused. I don't even remember wearing it after spending a day hunting for it! I'm sure I wore it once or twice though. Wanted to wear my new printed tank too that I bought in December, and thought it was nice with the maxi skirt.

If it wasn't for the challenge I don't think I'd have paired the printed top and sequin scarf together on my own, but it was nice to wear something a little different. Ended up taking the scarf off later in the afternoon as baby T thought it was a shiny toy for him to play with, especially when the sun caught it as I was outside. After a few too many tugs I decided I was better off not wearing it!


Last worn: black maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. First time I've worn the scarf on the blog, and first time I've worn the tank as it's a new purchase.



Here's what I wore on New Year's Day:
Colourful Summer Outfit Asos Colour Block Maxi Skirt Atmos&Here Cami LV Speedy B 30
SunniesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceNibbly Bits Abacus necklace in pop
SkirtAsos colour block maxi skirt in red (on sale!)
ShoesAsos 'five star' leather sandals
Bag: Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere (with Coach feather bag charm)


Wore this to go to a BBQ lunch to welcome in the new year. A very colourful outfit featuring another of my December purchases, this cute little ruffle cami. Thought it would look nice paired with the colourful maxi skirt. After putting it on I wasn't too sure when I glanced in the mirror, but decided to wear it anyway as I didn't have time to come up with a different outfit idea. It seemed to go down well on instagram so it was a winner in the end. Like the above though, not an outfit I'd repeat again.

After finishing the Fox in Flats DAREcember style challenge, I was looking forward to making my own mind up for what to wear each day in January. The style challenges are fun, but they can be tricky when I have to come up with an outfit that meets the theme and is suitable for spending the day with baby T, sometimes it requires a bit of forward outfit planning! When I saw the JaNEWary style challenge for January I thought I'd skip it at first. In the end, I decided to play along with the challenge, as I knew I'd probably get stuck for outfit ideas half-way through January anyway, haha! So as well as being my first outfit of 2015, it's my first January style challenge outfit, for 'splash of colour', with a whole lot of colour.


Last worn: Wayfarerscolour block maxi skirt, Asos sandals, Louis Vuitton Speedy B. First time I've worn the cami on the blog as it's a recent purchase.



As promised, a few post-Christmas sales that have extra reductions:
I'm trying to keep the sales and discount page as up-to-date as possible too.



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35 comments:

  1. I love how style challenges make you look at and pair things a new way!

    That's a perfect NYD outfit by the way, you look so refreshed and radiant! Great colour scheme and layering happening. :-)

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    1. Yes, it's good to try stretch my wardrobe a little more with new combinations! :)

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  2. Adore the vibrant print of the cami and such a pretty color-block maxi skirt too! You look very lovely!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

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  3. I love that floral top Mica and you looked pretty for New Years!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  4. absolutely loving these dresses on you -- especially the floral top of the second outfit!

    cute & little

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  5. i love the second look
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/01/mini-structured-pleats-with-choies.html

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  6. Love both outfits, you look amazing
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  7. The second outfit is my favorite; amazing LV bag.
    Kisses

    NEW OUTFIT

    www.angelswearheels.com

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  8. You look so cool in a maxi! Makes me want to put out one of mine today!
    Adorable as always!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com/2015/01/leopard-coat.html

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Glad I could inspire you. I love my maxi skirts! :)

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  9. I can't tell you how many times I've gone back to the first shop while shopping, you've got to keep looking though. Love you outfit for New Year's Day, I didn't make it out of my jammies lol
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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    1. haha yes it's funny to go back to the first thing you see, but sometimes that's what you need!

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  10. I love the colorful maxi and top! And your bag collection is TDF! Happy New year!

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  11. You look fabulous like always! The scarf looks really nice used as a hairband!
    x Angela // bouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  12. Very festive. Happy New Year!

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  13. The ruffle cami top is adorable! I am surprised baby T did not want to tug on those instead lol. Whenever you wear colours I always give you extra applause! Starting off the New Year with hues is the best <3

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    1. When I wore the cami I wore the necklace too so he played with that instead :)

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  14. Sometimes I do the same thing-- spend so much time finding an item but then rarely end up wearing it. Oh well. At least it came in handy for your NYE outfit :) I love the dress you wore to the bbq, it makes me wish it were summer!

    Mili

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  15. Great outfits!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  16. I love the floral cami! That flutter details adds so much character to this outfit. And not to forget gorgeous colorblocked maxi skirt! You wear maxi's like no one I have ever seen. I have seldom taken style challenges but when I do, boy is it really a challenge and fun!

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    1. I think the style challenges are definitely challenging haha! But a nice way to think differently about my wardrobe :)

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  17. I don't know why you won't repeat them because both of these outfits are phenomenal:)

    I love maxis....can't wait to wear them again in spring and summer...styling them in winter is hard:) I still haven't managed to do that and be happy with the result.

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com

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    1. I have worn maxi skirts and dresses in winter a few times, but we do have very mild winters here, I don't have to contend with snow!

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  18. I love both those little cami tanks! The prints and colours are awesome! I also think the second outfit is fabulous!! You shouldn't doubt it, you look fantastic! X

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  19. Two great looks! I adore the glam of the NYE outfit and the festive, summery feel to your New Year's Day ensemble. I sure wish it was warm here right now! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  20. omg!! that second look is amazing!!! i love all the colours!!

    have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  21. I love the boho look in that first photo. And that super cute top in the second. The color blocked skirt worked so well with the printed top. That's not something I would've paired together but I love how well it works! Stretchy my wardrobe is the best when it comes to purchasing new pieces. We had a very quiet New Years as well. Literally we made food and hung out with my parents. (;
    www.accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, challenges are good for making me think of different combinations! :)

      Sounds like you had a really lovely new years :)

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  22. Love both looks on you! What a great way to bring in the new year, looking fab!!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  23. Omgsh, you are SO pretty in both of these outfits!
    I love both so much - it's a tie for me this time. Haha, way to add sparkled to your first outfit. And oooh, the floral ruffle top with the colorblocked maxi is perfection!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  24. Love the look with the head scarf!
    Maxi skirts suit you so much Mica!
    x Kirsty

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  25. I adore the color blocked maxi skirt - I can see this skirt being paired with so many different pieces.

    xo, Michelle
    michellespaige.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I am wearing it with a lot! I could only think of wearing it with grey at first, but I'm much more adventurous with it now! :)

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  26. Thank you all for your kind comments.

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