Friday, 17 April 2015

Easter Lunch Outfits: Blue Printed Dresses and Bright Accessories - Rebecca Minkoff Bags

I'm still behind with blogging what I wore. Or as Ellen said when I previously pointed this out, I'm so organised that I'm prepared two weeks in advance, ha! So this is what I wore over the Easter long weekend. We ended up having two Easter lunches -  with my side of the family on Sunday, and with hubby's side of the family on Monday. I kept my outfit simple for both events and took the easy route with printed dresses, and of course they were both blue.


What I wore:

bohoo.com bodycon blue paisley print dress acne pistol boots bright yellow bag

Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow with blue paisley print dress
BootsAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagRebecca Minkoff Swing bag in canary yellow (on sale in black or pink)

Why I wore it:

I wasn't quite sure what to wear for Easter lunch with my family and then I remembered I hadn't worn this dress in a while. Was the perfect time to wear it! Added the boots as it was a little chilly in the morning, although by lunch time it had warmed up enough that I didn't need them. Wearing another layer with my shapewear under this dress again makes it quite warm too.

Thought that the yellow bag would be a lovely choice with this dress, nice and cheerful for Easter. Had Church Online in the evening with my 'church family' as well. I am so lucky to get to work with a bunch of awesome people every week. Our leader has been away for a few week as his wife recently had a baby, but he managed to come along so it was good having everyone together again to celebrate Easter.


Last worn: Ray-ban Wayfarerpaisley print bodycon dress, Acne Pistol Boots, Rebecca Minkoff yellow Swing bag.

Other ways to wear: bodycon dress with studded accessories, Acne pistol boots with denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff swing yellow bag with purple dress.











What I wore:

Jeanswest Blue Printed Maxi Dress Easter Lunch outfit pastel accessories

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
BeltAsos skinny pale pink belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine


Why I wore it:

I wore this dress for Easter last year as well! I was in the third trimester then with my baby belly. I wanted to wear it again for Easter this year, without the baby bump! Just wore it to visit hubby's family instead of mine, as I'd worn it for Easter with my family last year ;)

Decided to add some colour to this blue dress with accessories too, just like the dress I wore the day before (above). I thought my aquamarine mini MAC and my sorbet pink Balenciaga sandals looked nice, even though the hardware on the sandals is gold and it's silver on the bag.
I used to be very careful to only wear all silver or all gold things to match the hardware on the handbag I was using every day, until I got my first Chloe Paddington bag, with its silver zips and gold padlock. Since then I've gotten a lot more confident at mixing metals. When it comes down to it though I think shiny things always look good with other shiny things, no matter what colour or mix of colour they are, ha!


Last worn: wayfarers(see above), blue printed maxi dress, pastel pink beltBalenciaga studded sandalsRebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: blue printed maxi dress with a clutch for EasterBalenciaga studded sandals with a chambray shift dressaquamarine bag with green tank.






Linking up with Fab Favourites, Casual Friday, Passion 4 Fashion, Fashion Friday, Mix It Up, Fashion Cache, Modest Monday today.



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50 comments:

  1. I love these outfits, blue is such a pretty colour :)

    Best Wishes,

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. You look absolutely gorg! Love that first dress. Beautiful print. Nice with the yellow. Keep well and enjoying everything. Xx

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  3. This 'Darcy' paisley print bodycon dress was cut to show your figure to good advantage, I must say. I love the way it looks on you, fits you like a glove! The second maxi dress is not a halfpenny the worse, you always look so feminine and retty in long dresses! Besides, those snapshots turned out lovely, what a charming girl you are!
    Have a fabulous time!

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  4. You look great in the color blue Mica, so both outfits were befitting! When I saw those flats, I thought of you. HaHaHa They would be so cute for you. I remember the cute mouse ones you had.
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    1. They would be a great partner for my mouse flats! :D

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  5. such a lovely post, both outfits look amazing on you! you're really pretty :D I'm your new follower, xoxo

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  6. I love this combination of blue and mustard yellow - wonderful!

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  7. You always rock the best dresses! I love the deigns on the first one, and that you paired it with a pop of yellow bag. Plus booties with a dress? Can't say I've ever done it, but I seriously am going to try once fall rolls back around.

    Mint and navy shades are one of my favorites to wear together. They remind me of the ocean, and being from Ohio, the ocean is so far away! Ocean blues always make me smile! Metal mixing is so in and I couldn't be happier about it!
    Have a lovely weekend Mica!

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    1. Boots and a dress is a great go-to, hope you get to try it when your weather cools! :)

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  8. Blue looks absolutely beautiful on you! You look so chic and pretty, I love it! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  9. You look fabulous in the skin tight dress, dear! Very sexy :D

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  10. That dress looks so darling on you. Love the print and a pop of yellow. Happy Friday!

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  11. Hi :) I love the yellow bag sooooo much <3

    Aisha || www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  12. I like both of your looks because it suits you well and you styling is spot on! Those bags are simply beautiful!

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  13. I am loving both dresses Mica, but man, that Easter lunch outfit is just fabulous! Haha, love that one the most. Great print and mix of color with the yellow bag :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. That's also my fave one! That paisley print is amazing! Wonderful color mix at the second look, dear!

      JOURNAL OF STYLE

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  14. Mica I really like how the blue colour and aqua of the bag compliment each other…
    Both outfits are simple and look polished.

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  15. I love both of your dresses, I may be inclined to like the first best as you look great! I know you have a bag collection and I am a fan of RM, love the aqua bag on you!

    please stop by, jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  16. That bodycon dress looks stunning on you..great choice for Easter. I also really like thst maxi dress...both looks are very stylish.

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  17. So beautiful, can I say how amazing you look, you don't even look like you gave birth x
    That first dress is so stunning :)

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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    1. haha thanks! It was quite a while ago that I gave birth, so had enough time to slowly work off the pregnancy weight gain :) Slow and steady! (And using shapewear to hide the last remaining belly flab ha!)

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  18. You look amazing in these blue dresses, they're perfect for your skin tone. The dress at the top is stunning, it really shows off your figure!

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  19. Love the teal and yellow pop of color on the bag! So gorgeous!!
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  20. oh Mica! lol lol Glad to know I am not the only one that falls UP instead of down. Got examined by Dr today and she said everything was fine, just inner bruises that will still hurt for a while.

    not . fun

    This blue dress & yellow purse ensemble is the best!!!! Soooo pretty!

    Have a super nice weekend, my friend

    ♥renae
    renae's repertoire
    renaesrepertoire.com

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    1. Glad you're all okay, hopefully the bruises heal quickly so you don't have to share how you got them to everyone - no fun having to retell embarrassing stories haha.

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  21. These are both such pretty dresses! The blue is just gorgeous on your skin tone!
    Haha, you should go with what Ellen said -- you're just so organized you have posts in advance! I actually try to do that but it never works out. Oh, well!

    I love peeking at your pregnancy style archives, too; I'm always trying to make the most out of a maternity wardrobe by using non-maternity items, and it's great to take some inspiration from others!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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    1. I think wearing regular clothes through pregnancy is a great goal! And achievable! :) means less money on pregnancy clothes, more money on cute baby clothes hehe! :)
      I started posting less but then getting dressed more so I have a couple outfits ahead of time..I'm not usually so organised!

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  22. looking great in that dress :) and love the bag :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
    www.mahryska.com

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  23. Obsessed with the second outfit! Both pretty but the second one is perfect!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  24. That first dress is incredible on you! I love how it looks with the yellow bag. You always know just the right color bag to pair with your outfits. The blue maxi is gorgeous too!

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  25. amazing post :)
    have a nice weekend, kisses :)

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  26. Ohh I love both of these dresses! Such a lovely colour and the bag is fab :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  27. I love both your dresses.
    So pretty!
    XO

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  28. Your bags are the loveliest pops of color! I'm totally the same way on piling up outfit shots I haven't found time to post yet haha.

    Also, I really love the goal you've made of wearing new purchases two times in the month you bought them. It definitely is an incentive to be creative and get the most out of your money! Your tassel necklace in that post was also so cute!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    imperfect idealist

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    1. Thanks! It is a good way to really think about how versatile something is when I buy it - need to think of at least two different ways I can wear it! It's helpful for making sure I actually wear what I buy too! :)

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  29. Love the pop of yellow! Your outfit's really chic :)

    Airish 💋
    http://airishabella.blogspot.com/

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  30. Both dresses look great on you, but a really love the sheath! The yellow bag really pops against it as well.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com

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  31. You're soo cute ! The colours of the bag are amazing! So spring :)

    Have a nice day!!

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  32. Nothing wrong with mixing metals anymore, but I know what you mean, I once used to pay attention to those things as well. Both your dresses are beautiful. The bracelets are lovely too. And funny enough I seem to wear blue for Easter year after year as well. Is that some kind of secret, subconcious dress code?

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. haha it must be something about Easter that brings out the blues!

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  33. I love the blue printed dress so pretty!

    www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

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  34. Very beautiful blue dresses!! the first one is really awesome, love that print! <3

    WWW.LIAKW.COM

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  35. Loving both these lovely stylings! That aquamarine RM handbag is amazing! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  36. Loving both of these looks! I need that yellow bag! So perfect for Spring!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  37. Love the prints of the first dress, so pretty! The pop of yellow from the bag is so delightful too!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  38. I like both dresses but the first one is really fab - it shows off your figure so well.

    Rebecca
    http://rebeccatriestrousers.blogspot.com

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  39. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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  40. You have the prettiest dress collection--seriously. Blue is probably your signature color. These dresses look amazing on you!

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  41. Ooo, I like the mix of slight ruggedness (in the boots) with the feminine dress. A lovely unexpected touch! I'm also a fan of that maxi dress. It looks wonderful on you!

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