Monday, 27 June 2016

Purple Cardis, Skinny Jeans and Rebecca Minkoff Aqua Mini MAC Bag

Getting back into most of my regular wardrobe post baby means a lot of options for what to wear each day. I participated in the #WinterStyleFile style challenge for a few days to help give me some direction for what to wear. Style challenges can be great at helping you to wear more of your wardrobe, but they are also useful when you feel overwhelmed and aren't sure what to wear.

What I wore:

Sass & Bide three words metallic gold skinny jeans printed tank purple cardi and aqua bag Winter SAHM style | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
JacketJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in boysenberry
TankSass and Bide "For Easy Reference" tank
JeansSass and Bide 'Three Words' metallic gold jeans
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'sparkle and sass' and I felt these Sass and Bide metallic jeans met the prompt perfectly. I was just doing a little shopping with the boys, picking up a few things for toddler T's upcoming birthday. These jeans seem dressier than my normal denim so they aren't worn as often, it was good to have an excuse to wear them even if I did feel a little overdressed for chasing toddler T around Big W! At least baby boy was on his best behaviour and napped quietly in his stroller...


Last worn: purple cardi, printed tank, metallic gold jeans, Chelsea ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearpurple cardi and chambray dress, printed tank and a maxi skirt, metallic gold jeans and a band tee, Chelsea ankle boots and a striped dress, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and denim shorts.



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What I wore:

Navy wrap top purple cardi and scarf skinny jeans aquamarine bag | Away From Blue Winter Style

Aquamarine Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag | AwayFromTheBlue blog
JacketJeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
TopAtmos & Here Arlene wrap top in navy
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

The style challenge for this day was 'denim diva' which meant another excuse to wear my jeans. With the blue wrap top and skinny jeans together, I thought the purple scarf and cardi were nice accessories. I loved the colour combination of this outfit, but this cardigan is a bit thin and the playgroup we went to was really cold, I wished I'd worn a different layer. This wrap top, while great for breastfeeding, is thin and short-sleeved so I was chilly most of the morning. A bit of an outfit fail. Not because I didn't like any part of my outfit, but because it needed to be warmer!

As it's the second time I've worn this scarf and I'm reviewing everything I buy after wearing it twice to see if I'm making smart purchases, my purchase review:
I really like this scarf. I know I have too many scarves but I've been wanting to add some more plain ones to my collection. While this has a print, it's subtle enough that it isn't the main focus and makes it really wearable. I'm pleased I bought this.


Last worn: purple cocoon cardi, purple scarf, blue wrap top, skinny jeans, silver Marc Jacobs flats, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC(above).

Other ways to wearpurple cocoon cardi and a maxi dress, purple scarf with black and grey, blue wrap top and a baby bump, skinny jeans and a printed shirt, silver Marc Jacobs flats and a wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and floral kimono.









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87 comments:

  1. Love your turquoise bag! It's such a versatile color for summer!

    -Katie
    http://hellokatiegirl.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love the different purples and how you've tied them in with the teal bag. I LOVED purple and teal as a colour combo in the 90s - I even had a Charlotte Hornets basketball tee for that sole reason! (Oversized, naturally)

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    1. I don't remember wearing it much when I was younger but I'm loving it now! :)

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  3. Ohh nice! I love this. Thanks for sharing.
    xx Ohiamiht Blog

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  4. i love that Sass & Bide tank. I never seem to have any luck finding pieces from them that work for me these days...

    SSG xxx

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    1. Yeah this is an old one, haven't bought any of their new stuff for a while...

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  5. I should probably take part in a challenge as well, to get out of my jeans and t-shirt rut.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  6. So pretty, love the colours! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the mint and purple together!

    Arielle from Casual 'n Couture

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  8. I love all the olive tones paired with pink in your first outfit!

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  9. Oh that purple scarf just made my heart tug for cooler weather! I love it! And the turquoise bag!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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  10. The metallic jeans are on another level of gorgeousness! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  11. Lookin' good! I love your purple cardigans and that bag!

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  12. I love this purple scarf, too! So vibrant and I love it's volume. Gorgeous looks!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  13. I really liked how the blue and purple came together in that last look. I really like it when I see colors that would usually not be paired together work so well.
    Oh and of course the addition of the pastel bag: genius.

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    1. Thanks! I love blue and purple together :)

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  14. The color of your bag is so pretty and vibrant! What a fun way to add a brilliant pop of color to any outfit! It must be great to have more of your regular wardrobe options again.

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    1. It is nice getting back to my regular wardrobe :)

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  15. Lovely outfit babe, i am obsessed with your bag.
    Xo, Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  16. What a fun challenge! I think you did a great job styling to the challenge. Love the all the colors!

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  17. I love the print of that first top!
    Love that you wore Sass & Bide when the theme of the day had Sass in it! Hehe :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. haha yes it was the perfect theme!

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  18. Who would know you just had a baby. Looking amazing!

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  19. I love the color of your scarf and your bag is stunning :) x
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  20. I miss style challenges, and I agree, it's an excellent way to "shop your stash" and rediscover lost pieces. I plan on tackling another come August. My last summer hoorah challenge. haha. Looking back, I should have done one for June, but oh well. (; I think August will be another no buy for me as well.

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    1. Good luck with your no-buy! I liked this challenge as it was a short one, not sure I'm up to a full month one yet!

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  21. Love the different purples and the pop of blue!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  22. Great outfits!! I just discovered your blog and ADORE it! Your content is so good! I just followed you and joined as a member too :)

    Lots of love,

    Mollie Quirk from www.theperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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  23. I'm loving the colors in both of these looks!! Purple is one of my favorite colors, but for some reason I don't have a lot of it in my closet--I need to change that I think!

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    1. I'm slowly adding more purple - I have a lot of purple accessories!

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  24. I absolutely adore the way that mint colored bag looks with the other colors in both outfits, they all look so perfect paired together! You look beautiful as always, girlie! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  25. Again I like what you wore and how good you decided for the jeans in the first outfit - as you mentioned you don't wear these pants too often. You matched the colours very successful and the looks are suiting you so well <3
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  26. This is such a lovely outfit. That bag is so cute, I love the shade! I've been wanting to get a Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac for ages! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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    1. They are great little bags! I love mine :)

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  27. Those metallic jeans are so cool! Metallic makeup seems to be all the rage these days and I love seeing it work its way into clothing too. What a nice way to spice up an everyday look :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. Yes it's a nice twist on standard blue denim! :)

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  28. That aqua bag looks amazing with both looks! You always know how to color coordinate your outfits :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/golden-child/

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  29. I need to start wearing my scarves more. I've been seeing so many fashion bloggers looking absolutely chic with a scarf but I'm so hopeless trying to get it to look right on me.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I tend to loop most of mine the same way, haha! Definitely need them to stay cosy in winter :)

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  30. I really like both outfits. The metallic jeans are so much fun! And I love scarves, too. The purple one is great. Scarves are so great and can really transform an outfit, so you really can't have to many, right?!!! ;-)

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. hehe true, true! I'm always buying scarves!

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  31. Love this bag so much! Great outfits!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  32. Great look! Love your bag <3

    http://www.lauramacij.com/2016/06/simply-beautiful-at-claire.html

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  33. I hate when I underdress for weather. I usually do this when it's warmer and wear something thicker or with a longer sleeve. And it's always something I can't really rectify more than rolling sleeves up too! Lately I've been embracing scarves more. I actually really, really love them but I find them annoying to wear!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Oh I love wearing scarves - so snugly, hehe!

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  34. Lovely outfit and photographs dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

    http://www.fayeisabella.co.uk/2016/06/little-black-dress.html

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  35. I am obsessed with the pink and mint colour combination in your first outfit!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  36. Love both outfits! I actually prefer to be overdressed than undressed because...well, I guess I like the attention? Haha! No, seriously, I think what we wear is a representation of who we are and being overdressed means we show respect to other people who will see us by being presentable. :)

    Jenn
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    1. haha yes I know what you mean - better to feel overdressed than under dressed!

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  37. Gorgeous MAC bag! Love the color.
    Those flats are adorable too.

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  38. I love the both outfits!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  39. You nailed both of those challanges, I love the looks! Also how adorable that mini bag looks, I really need to get some colourful bags instead of just having black or brown :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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  40. I always imagined it would feel like you had a whole new wardrobe when you can get back in your regular items after pregnancy. :) You look ao great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It does! :) So many more options - you'll experience it soon!

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  41. I always bring a sweater with me in case I get cold! Great post.

    Xx
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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  42. That Rebecca Minkoff bag is such a pretty color. I loved how you styled it both ways! We are definitely on different seasons where we live because as you post about your Winter outfit, I'm sharing summer! Love to get inspiration for the upcoming fall and winter, I feel ahead of the game!

    xoxo Rina
    www.andshedressed.com

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    1. Glad I could give you some helpful inspiration :)

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  43. Love the purple and teal combo! What fun

    michellespaige.com

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  44. Love the metallic denim. Hooray for well behaved babies!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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    1. Yes always good when they behave! :)

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  45. Oh wow, love the color combinations! That purse is everything! http://www.thebikinifashionista.com/

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  46. Both looks are so lovely!! It is fun to challenge yourself every once in a while and wear something that's different from your go to or that's easy to put together. Nice styling, girly!!


    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀
    Today's Post: Fourth of July Style

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    1. Yes it's good to try mix it up a little. :)

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  47. It is tough in the beginning after having had a child to get back into regular clothes, but that's also the fun part where you mix and match and get creative! You look really great and the purple cardigan is pretty with the turquoise bag. FYI, I'm hosting my first ever Wednesday Linkup and would love to see you get linkin ;)

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
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    1. Yes it's nice to have more choice wardrobe-wise :)

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  48. It's really nice to see you in those skinny jeans, the blue wash is really pretty and I like how it pairs well with the other pieces! Loving the green on your bag too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  49. I loved the first outfit on you, I feel like the pants have an edgy vibe that makes the look much cooler! The 'denim diva' outfit also suits your eye color beautifully. I'm looking forward to see more outfits for this challenge! :)
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. It's been a nice challenge to play along with :)

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  50. love your cardigan! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  51. Purple has quickly become my favourite colour! My fav combo is with dark pink or a deep magenta colour. I have shoes and sweater twin sets in them haha :)

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  52. The bag goes so well with both outfits, looking great!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  53. Drape knit cardigans are so handy & purple is quite a versatile colour. I do like your handbag too. Very pretty 😊

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  54. Style challenges seem like a really fun idea! :) I especially like the denim diva outfit, the colours you used work really nicely together! I also could help but notice the lovely red nails. :) <3 I think that handbag is such a versatile accessory, it really works with both outfits and gives them a lovely pop of colour. x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. I've been enjoying wearing nail polish again! :) It's actually a hot pink - one of my favourites.

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  55. I love both looks! Gorgeous style!! xx

    http://theoceansdock.com

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  56. Your bag collection is so amazing!!! Love this little mint one - looking great as always!!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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  57. You do not have too many scarves Mica! You have an excellent assortment to choose from! I love that blue & purple color combination. Looks so good! You know I always loved those metallic jeans! So glad you're back in them! They look awesome!
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    1. They are awesome, it's great to be able to wear them again :)

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  58. I need to participate in some of these style challenges! Love the magenta purple wit the teal and then the deep purple, both look great on you!.
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Style challenges are really fun! :) You should give them a go.

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  59. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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