Monday, 4 July 2016

Skinny Jeans, Colourful Scarves and Cosy Cardigans | 4th July Sales

With the cooler winter weather in Brisbane, I've been wearing my jeans a lot. After our summer heatwaves continued into autumn and I spent most of autumn in shorts, it's a nice change. Jeans also make getting dressed in the mornings with two little ones really easy. And adjusting to life with two under 2 means I'll stick with the easy path for the moment!

What I wore:


Jacket: Jeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal skull scarf in white/pink
ShirtJeanswest Helene sleeveless textured shirt in berry (on sale with an extra 40% off!)
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 the day was 'pink till it hurts' which I had originally planned to do by wearing all pink accessories. After putting the pink tank and scarf on though I quickly realised adding any more pink to the mix would be a bit of an overkill! Was a nice casual (and with the buttons on the tank for breastfeeding, practical) outfit for errands in the morning and spending some time with family in the afternoon.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, wool cardigan, pink skull scarf, pink sleeveless shirt, skinny jeans, metallic ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wearwool cardigan and a maxi skirt, pink skull scarf and navy stripes, pink shirt and lace pencil skirt in the office, skinny jeans and a floral kimono, metallic ballet flats and a tartan skirt, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and denim shorts.


It's the 4th July long weekend in the US, so there are a few sales on:

Happy shopping!




What I wore:


JacketJeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
Scarf: blue tartan scarf
Tee: Monsterthreads star print graphic tee
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

I went with a simple scarf to meet the prompt for the 'plaid is rad' challenge. I really like this pretty tartan scarf my sister brought me back from her travels in Europe.

This was a really simple outfit for a simple day. We had been having a tough couple of days and although I had planned at the start of the week to go out to playgroup, decided to stay home instead. Having a baby is a great reason to be kind and take time for yourself when you need it, and not try do too much. Having two under 2 is an even bigger reason! Since toddler T enjoys doing some activities out of the house each day, I decided to take the boys to the local park. It was a bit chilly so toddler T had the slide all to himself too.  It was a nice quiet alternative to a noisy playgroup and gave us a chance to relax a little.


Last wornRay-Ban Wayfarer (above), tartan scarf, purple cocoon cardi, graphic tee, prima skinny jeansConverse, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC (above).

Other ways to weartartan scarf and a striped tank, purple cardi and a teal dress, graphic tee and a blazer, prima skinny jeans and a floral camiConverse with a striped dress, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC and a maxi skirt.









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56 comments:

  1. Love a good scarf to add to an outfit! I hope life with two is treating you well. xx

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    1. Yes scarves are such great accessories! :) We are adjusting well to life with two! :)

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  2. I love the simplicity of denim looks. They are just so easy to wear! You look gorgeous!
    http://anicheberry.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/neutrals.html

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  3. Having little children is the perfect reason to take things a little slower, I couldn't agree more.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Definitely! We need to conserve our energy for dealing with them, hehe! :)

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  4. The cutest of cute!! Can't go wrong with the skinny jeans/colorful scarves/cozy cardy combo! Love!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com --> PS new posts on my blog everyday this week =)

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    1. It is a great winter outfit formula! :)

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  5. Great look! Love the colours <3

    http://www.lauramacij.com/2016/07/vibrant-flowers.html

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  6. With two under two you pretty much have carte blanche on what you chose to wear dear Mica.
    SO glad to see Cooper around ;)

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    1. Even if he refuses to look at the camera, haha!

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  7. What cute scarves! I can;t wait until it's scarf season here again.
    www.coffeeandcosmos.com

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    1. It is one of my favourite things about winter :)

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  8. Plaid is rad and I love the scarf! I'm actually wearing PJs of a similar pattern right now, ha.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  9. Love the colour of your bag! So pretty x

    www.sandrafsilva.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Cute outfit and love the bag

    Zunera-Serena.com

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  11. Both of your outfits look amazing and cute! You're so incredibly in shape so soon after you had your second baby, wow! I truly love the sporty vibe in the second look, dear!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. Running around with two under 2 helps drop the baby weight ;) haha!

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  12. These are both such cute, casual looks. And I don't blame you at all for keeping things easy when it comes to style--you are a busy lady! Plus you look adorable :)

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    1. Yes easy is best with two little ones!

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  13. great to see the scarves spicing up the outfits! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. They are great accessories for winter :)

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  14. Love both of your scarves they really make the outfits look pulled together. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. They do, they are such nice accessories! :)

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  15. Sometimes you need to changes to your plans when you have kids! There is the saying, "We plan, God laughs" and that is especially true with children! Love these two casual outfits! You have such a great collection of scarves!

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    1. Very true! It's best to be flexible with little ones! :)

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  16. Very comfy and stylish looks!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  17. I love the purply colours in that last outfit!

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  18. Cute scarf - I just love that pattern!

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  19. Loving that super cool skull scarf!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  20. So cute, simple and chic!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  21. very pretty scarves--great way to spice up a casual outfit

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  22. If only the office counted jeans as an every day thing. (; I could live in jeans. Especially my favorite pair. It really just makes getting dress a breeze!

    I hope things are going better for you and you're less stressed out and in a better place when you read this. (: Never forget to take a little time for yourself. Even if that time is ten minutes! <3

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    1. It is so hard not to wear jeans during the week to the office when it's not frowned on, they make dressing so easy! :)

      And yep, definitely a lot less stressed out today! Some days you just have to admit it's been tough and take it easy to 'rest' as much as you can with two little ones!

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  23. I love your sweater and scarf in the first outfit! So cute!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  24. This is a reminder that I need more cardigans in my life!

    Stacey + thebambieyes.com

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  25. Having all pink would have been overkill, however pink&aquamarine combination is pretty gorgeous! You have two kids, so you have every reason to take things slow and just enjoy being at home :) You definitely lost most of your pregnancy weight, it is a good thing, especially before winter :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Hehe running after the little ones takes a lot of the weight off!

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  26. I love the scarf!! This look is just perfect!
    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  27. I love your scarves! They are the perfect finishing touch to your outfits!

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  28. I love that tartan scarf. The colors in it are so pretty. As they get older Mica, your husband can take them LOL Thank God they're boys. They can go off and do boy things. :D
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. haha yes they can all have fun playing in the mud together!

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  29. Great casual and stylish looks Mica. I always love your choice of accessories, especially your scarves and bags. The Rebecca Minkoff bag is such a gorgeous color. XOXO, Elif

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  30. Haha, given theme overkill probably would have been appropriate, however I like your perfectly proportioned amount of pink!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Thanks Lydia :) I think it was just the right amount of pink too.

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  31. I love that you have been doing some fashion challenges lately. Love the outfit in the pink and both scarves are pretty. You have the ability to put together easy simple outfits with the right layering. 😀 I would have enjoyed the empty playground too.

    Welcome by and linkup with me today Mica. Thank you and have a splendid weekend!

    💝 Ada.

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    1. Yes the little 10 day challenge was nice to give me a chance to explore more of my wardrobe again postbaby :)

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  32. I love that you managed to match your nail polish to your bag! If I ever do that it makes me feel like I'm winning at life. Maybe that makes me shallow, I don't care! I also like the pink scarf and top combo. I wear far too many boring colours and pink is so cheerful. I do actually own a pink scarf, maybe I'll wear it tomorrow! (yes it's still cold enough for scarves here...)

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    1. Hope you get some more summery weather soon! :)

      And yes I don't always match scarves and nail polish, but it's a happy coincidence when I do :)

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  33. I have been kind of nail polish crazy lately., I do my own gel nails at home. Beautiful RM bags, and love the jeans on you. The second outfit is fun and playful. You look great!
    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads tuesday!
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Oh my sister has a home kit for gel nails too, her nails always look awesome! :)

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  34. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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  35. I always love checking out the scarves you are wearing! I am such a huge fan of scarves and there are so many fabulous ones out there. And you always have such gorgeous ones! Please stop by and link up with me On the Edge of the Week!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com/on-the-edge-of-the-week-link-up-4-and-tee-shirt-giveaway/

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