Monday, 8 August 2016

Maxi Skirts, Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff Bags

While it's much more difficult getting a baby and a toddler ready to go somewhere, I still try get out as often as I can. I find that toddler T is much happier to play with his toys or read books quietly with me as I feed his brother if we've gotten out at some point during the day. The best bit about living where we do in Brisbane is that we are close to so many libraries. I can take the boys to the rhyme time sessions almost any day of the week and they can sing and dance along. Maxi skirts make easy outfits for those kinds of days.

What I wore:

Chambray maxi skirt, converse, blue and teal outfit SAHM Style | Away From The Blue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | Away From Blue
TopJeanswest 'Aubrey' pintuck yoke henley in deep teal
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt (on sale!, same in shorter length)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white (on sale in red!)
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

I really liked this scarf and henley top together last time I wore them, so was eager to wear the combination again. It seemed perfect for the cold and foggy morning. By the time we got to the library, the fog had gone and Brisbane was experiencing a little winter heatwave. I took the scarf off and wished I'd worn short sleeves too!

I really liked this outfit, just a little overdressed for the unexpected heat.


Last worn: teal henley, wool skull scarf, chambray maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearteal henley and a baby bump, skull scarf and stripes, chambray maxi skirt with purple, Converse and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and denim shorts.


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What I wore:

Navy wrap top cobalt scarf grey maxi skirt and red bag | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | AwayFromTheBlue
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
Skirt: Target grey marle maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Another maxi skirt, another Rebecca Minkoff bag. I do tend to cycle through a few favourites in my wardrobe! While I am trying to wear more of what I own, I have combinations I keep coming back to. When trying to get two little ones ready each morning I often don't get a chance to think very long about what I want to wear and so reach for the familiar.

Maxi skirts go with everything and this top, although not a nursing top, is so easy to breastfeed in so this was the perfect outfit for a morning at the library rhymes session and catching up with a friend. Just like the outfit above, the scarf didn't stay on too long during the day.


Last worn: cobalt scarf, wrap top, jersey maxi skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to wearcobalt scarf and stripes, wrap top and chambray, jersey maxi skirt and a graphic tee, silver ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag and a printed tank.











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80 comments:

  1. I love the way you've styled your maxi skirts for the cooler weather, Mica. I tend to relegate maxi skirts just to summer and only wear them one way.

    SSG xxx

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    1. I like to maximise the wear of them and wear them year-round but I confess I do wear them most in summer too! :)

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  2. loving your color combo! the cute scarf is making me excited for fall time!
    kelseybang.com

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  3. I find it so hard to style maxi dresses, particularly in winter and with longer tops, but you pull it off so well!!

    The Hidden Thimble

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    1. Practice makes perfect! :) I like wearing my maxi skirts year round when I can :)

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  4. Hello, Mica! :)

    I totally love these two outfits with shades of blue and gray! The first one looks more playful and cute as compared to a more laidback look on the second. Also, your silver bag looks really chic too! Hope to hear from you soon! ♥

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
    http://www.airishabella.blogspot.com

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  5. You always style your maxis so well and that red bag, love it!! :)

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  6. I really like both of these outfits...maxi skirts and scarves...that's my kind of girl! love how you paired similar tones in the first one, blue and green work well together.

    In the second outfit I really liked the pop of colour with the red bag.

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  7. Having libraries close to you must be good, since I don't have any close to me, I can't remember when was the last time I went to one. Also I'm sure toddler T is enjoying the dancing and singing sessions :) First outfit is my favourite, that scarf and top together looks beautiful!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Yes it's great to have free events nearby to take the boys to! :)

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  8. I loved trips to the library when I was little! Your bags are so fun in this post as usual!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. I'm hoping my boys will love them when they are older as well :)

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  9. You look amazing!

    xoxo,
    www.giustinella.blogspot.com

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  10. I imagine it's hard, but I LOVE that you still make an effort and get ready and take the boys out. I have no idea how people stay cooped up all day in their house and never do anything with their kiddos. By taking them out, you're setting them up socially for the future. Plus, even with two young boys, you still look like a rock star!

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    1. haha thank you! It's hard, and we don't always get there on time, but it's easier on us all if we've done something in the morning - otherwise the toddler just has too much energy, hehe!

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  11. I was just commenting on another blog how managed to pull together your pregnancy looks with maxis and how they worked so well... and I see you continue doing that.
    How amazing that you have many libraries nearby... I think I don't even have ONE. Third world.

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    1. Yes I do love my maxi skirts! :)

      We are definitely lucky to have access to so many libraries.

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  12. I absolutely love coastal colours, they're so pretty and calming, so I love pretty much everything in this post :D

    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

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  13. cute as always! and i love the pup photobomb! ;)

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  14. I've never worn blue and teal together like this, but I love the color mix. I now have a new color blocking combo. Beautiful as always :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    1. It is a fun combination to wear! This scarf has inspired me to look at teal so differently! :)

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  15. Nice colour combinations. I love the bags. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  16. I am really loving both of these looks, especially the first one--I think it's the color combination, I just LOVE how pretty it is!! I'm going to keep that in mind for when I have two. I'll be working from home 2 days a week but I still hope to get out of the house some when the weather agrees--staying cooped up too much with two little ones sounds daunting!!

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    1. Yes I find it much easier for the rest of the day if we've been out in the morning. It can lead to some hectic mornings though, ha!

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  17. The silver RM bag is amazing!! :-)

    Jodie X
    www.wiganmum.com

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  18. In love with your maxi skirts! Love the color combination! x

    Have a nice week,
    Andreea
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  19. That's awesome that you live so close to so many libraries! Both scarves look so pretty with your looks :) I love the cobalt shade of the second one.

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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  20. Maxi's are the best! So easy to wear and so comfy too!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  21. I can only imagine how hard it must be to get two little ones ready each morning, including yourself, I give you a lot of props b/c you always look so fab and stylish! I think it's truly important to ensure that you look and feel great when pregnant and after, it really does help to enhance self-confidence and you're in a much better mood, I'd assume. That said, regardless if you have time to contemplate your looks, you create such lovely and practical pairings. I love both the looks you've shared here! I hope you're having a great start to your week so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. hehe thank you! I think sticking to easy combinations and thinking a little the night before about what I want to wear helps :)

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  22. love that studded bag! xxo
    Jamie
    www.jamieeverafter.com

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  23. The second outfit with the red saddle bag is my absolute favourite. I have several maxi skirts and jersey dress combos that I tend to wear often and come back to, so I understand. :)
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Yes the favourites are frequently repeated! :)

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  24. Taking the kids out is so important! Otherwise you can´t keep them still for more than one minute.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Very true! It's good for them to expend some energy outside! :)

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  25. Blue really suits you so well! Loving that red bag also <3

    xoxo Rina
    www.andshedressed.com

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  26. Both outfits look great - love the purses!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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  27. Those maxi skirts are cute, and you can't go wrong with scarves :)

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  28. Gorgeous! I really love how these cold-toned shades of blue suit you. The scarves are beautiful, and I must say you're inspiring me to wear maxi skirts even if being petite!! <3
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. Yep, even if I do have to get some hemmed first, no reason to let my petite height stop me wearing them! :)

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  29. Love these looks! I really like the first maxi skirt! :)

    Florals&Smiles

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  30. Beautiful!! I love the dresses!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com
    www.instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

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  31. You're lucky to live so close to the library that does rhyming, ours is about 25 minutes drive away. We live close to the school though so that's a blessing but now that it's Summer holiday, it's tough!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Oh shame yours is so far away! :( We have a few within 10 mins of us, it's great! :)

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  32. This outfit looks gorgeous on you girl, I am loving the maxi skirt!

    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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  33. I've never seen a chambray maxi skirt...how cool!

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    1. I had been wanting one for the longest time, I'm glad I found this one! :)

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  34. You're one fashionable momma! New reader here from PH! :)

    www.sheenconcepcion.blogspot.com

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  35. I use to love going to libraries as a child! The events they had were so much fun. It brought back memories, when you said you take your two boys. I know they enjoy it. Love the mix of blue in the first outfit Mica. So pretty! Very smart of you to layer. Winters don't seem as cold anymore. The weather is often fickle. So removing layers is smart.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. They do enjoy it, I hope they also have fond memories of it when they are older :)

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  36. Your Rebecca Minkoff collection is killer, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  37. Such a cute look - I'm loving the scarf addition especially!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  38. I like the blue/green thing you have going on with the first look! I also have found that even with one my day is smoother if I have got my little one out of the house at least once during the day even if its just for an hour.

    Erica
    http://pumpsandpushups.com/take-these-three-steps-everyday-for-a-better-summer-shape/

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    1. Yes a change of scenery really helps kids i find! :)

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  39. I love the maxi skirt! The colour blue really suits you!

    Darriyan xx
    www.darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Love both outfits!! Wonderful post

    Selftimers Blog | Bloglovin'

    IG: @SELFTIMERS

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  41. I love the pop of red with your bag in the second outfit! It's so important to get out of the house when you can. It makes you feel so accomplished for the day!

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    1. Very true! Might not achieve much else but getting out of the house should be celebrated! :)

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  42. Such great looks! That first denim maxi is totally gorgeous :)

    Rachel xxx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  43. I love all of the colors of blue!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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  44. Totally recycling looks a bit lately, which is not helpful for Instagram, hahaha!! #stylebloggerproblems. Glad you've had warmer weather, we have some to look forward to next week apparently!

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    1. haha repeat away! Everyone does it! :)

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  45. Loving the colours and scarfs mixed together - you look wonderful!

    Sammy | Bargainbaglady.com X

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  46. Hey Mica,

    You're looking great! Can't even imagine, how you can get ready with 2 little ones! Love the little touch of red on the second look!
    xx

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

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    1. It's definitely a challenge but it's getting easier :)

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  47. Maxi skirts with a long sleeve top & a pretty scarf are great for winter! And I LOVE your red Rebecca Minkoff bag!!!!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  48. Love all the blue hues Mica! Very pretty maxi and love the silver with it,, a favorite combination. You know I love RM and that red pops!
    Love the little pup getting in their too!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  49. You have the best collection of maxi skirts and always love how you wear them.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  50. Beautiful in shades of blue! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  51. These are such pretty color combos! You always give me maxi skirt inspiration!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  52. I love these looks. Really like the blue x #MumsThatSlay

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  53. I know what it's like getting one little one organised little own two!! So very impressive. xxx
    A maxi is such a great all season piece!

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    1. Yes it can take a while, but it is getting easier the more we do it :)

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  54. You do look good in blue Mica! Love that silver bag too. Thanks for linking up with me this week. x

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  55. The blues match together to well, what a lovely look. Nice to 'link'up.. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  56. Fashion skirts are very mamas bff! Loving your red handbag!!
    Thank you for linking up with weekend wear,

    xo
    Melissa

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  57. You always style your maxi skirts so well! I really like the color palettes of each of these looks.

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  58. Thank you all for your comments :)

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  59. Libraries are the best, aren't they? I love the red bag with the second outfit, it's so colourful and cheery! Speaking of scarves, I have mine back on already. And it's still August. English summers, man...

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