Monday, 22 August 2016

Printed Maxi Dresses, Vintage Chanel Bag and Different Backgrounds

Some different backgrounds for my outfit pics today! I've been blogging for over 4 years and while I've taken photos out and about in other places before, I've now fallen into a routine of always taking photos in the same spot each morning. It's easier than worrying about finding time and a location while we are out, especially when my hands are full with a baby and toddler. The other weekend I had the chance to take photos away from my usual spot without the boys in tow.

What I wore:

informal winter wedding guest outfit printed maxi dress Brisbane Story bridge | AwayFromBlue

vintage Chanel quilted lambskin flap bag, wedding bonbonerie | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Australian coin and crest necklace
Dress: JayJays feather print maxi dress
ShoesNineWest "Quicken" wedges in natural
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap (same in beige, and green)

Why I wore it:

Wore this pretty printed maxi dress to a wedding by the Brisbane river, with a beautiful view of the Story bridge. I had been stressing for a while about what I should wear, as I was going to be away from baby for two feeds and needed something I could wear to express breast milk in. I'm glad I went with this dress in the end. Worked perfectly for sneaking away after the ceremony to express in the car.

The only thing I didn't like about this outfit was the necklace - I was in a rush that morning and after having heard the 'Priceless' song on the radio the day before had been thinking about this necklace. After finding and detangling the necklace there was no time to try find anything else. I think a different necklace would have worked better with the neckline of the dress, and I probably should have planned out my accessories in advance. It was nice to wear this without worrying about baby tugging on it though.


Last worn: black cardigan, feather print maxi dress, nude wedges, vintage Chanel flap bag.

Other ways to wearblack cardigan and peplum skirt, feather print maxi dress in summer, wedges and skinny jeans, vintage Chanel flap bag and a black dress.


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What I wore:

Jeanswest Gigi printed maxi dress gold mouse flats Chanel flap bag | Away From Blue

Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap printed maxi dress | Away From The Blue
DressGigi printed maxi dress (C/O)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black or silver!)
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap (same in beigeand green)

Why I wore it:

Not such a picturesque backdrop this time! I was heading down the coast for a night out and had hoped to get a photo on my sister's balcony. However by the time I got there and got changed into my dress it was dark and I'd forgotten the flash for my camera. I'd worn jeans and a breastfeeding singlet in the car there to express as I travelled. Not wanting to let the wearing of this pretty dress go to waste, I just took blog pics inside. As I can't feed or express in this dress it will be a little while before I get to wear it again.

It was nice getting dressed up and going out for the evening though, I had a really fun night. It was my first night away from baby since he was born, so I was slightly emotional!


Last worn: printed maxi dress, gold mouse flats, vintage Chanel flap (above).

Other ways to wearprinted maxi dress and a purple bag, gold mouse flats and a pencil skirt, vintage Chanel flap and jeans.




Linking up with Mix It Monday, On Trend, Turning Heads, Confident Twosday, Wardrobe Wednesday, Midweek Inspo, What I Wore, Fresh Fashion, Oh Hey Girl.



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82 comments:

  1. I'm exactly the same, used to take pictures outside but since Felix came along two years ago it's been mirror pictures all the way. Once I've got myself and two kids ready I've got seconds to get a picture :)

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    1. haha yes, we have even less time for ourselves with kids involved! I'll be snapping photos on my way out the door in the same spot for a while longer I think :)

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  2. Wow! I love printed maxi dresses. The second is my fave. :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
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  3. I am SO in love with your handbag, a vintage Chanel bag is forever on my wish list!!
    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

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    1. It is a great thing to save up for! :)

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  4. That vintage Chanel bag is is everythingggggg! So gorgeous!

    The Adored Life

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  5. It's great that you found a new location. Love both your outfits, the Chanel bag is gorgeous!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    1. Yes it was nice to mix things up a little and have a different spot for photos for once! :)

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  6. Hah, I'm the same way. My two (or 3) usual spots unless I go out with Lydia and she takes my pictures. Or if I'm on vacation.
    Love the prints of both these dresses!
    www.closet-fashionista.com

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    1. hehe yes so easy to fall into a habit of using the same spot! If it works, why change it? :)

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  7. LOVE that last floral maxi!!!!!! Also, I have Chanel envy.

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  8. It's nice to get outside and take photos. I think I generally prefer to be outdoors for my photos. The first outfit is my favourite. What a pretty print too! Glad that you enjoyed your night out. :)
    FASHION TALES

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    1. I prefer outside too, although my current spot isn't perfect..so it was nice to have somewhere different! :)

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  9. Both maxi dresses are really pretty especially the Gigi one. No picturesque backdrop needed :)

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    1. True! A pretty dress is pretty no matter the backdrop! :)

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  10. I really like your outfits.!!
    xoxo
    Fay

    https://faythisway.blogspot.gr/

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  11. Such pretty scenery in the first pic, and I hope you enjoyed the wedding! Love both of those dresses too--such pretty prints!

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    1. It was a lovely wedding! Small and intimate and such a beautiful view.

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  12. Finding good picture spots can be such a pain! I've been trying to take my pics before I leave for work in the morning, but I came waltzing outside this morning to find my neighbor washing his dog! So not the backdrop I was looking for, haha! I love that first dress on you! If I were more daring with my wardrobe, I would totally try it! (I'm not very tall, so I usually shy away from the maxi dress/skirt.)

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    1. haha yes neighbours can be tricky with outdoor pics! :)

      I'm short too - I just wear wedges (like the first dress) or buy in a petite length (like the second dress)

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  13. love that gigi maxi dress! the neckline is so cute! fun post!

    kelseybang.com

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  14. Both such pretty dresses on you! I always take my photos in our yard because I don't have a chance to go anywhere else. I am always impressed with people who have many different backgrounds for their outfit photos!

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    1. Yes it's much easier using the same spot each day - I'd struggle being organised enough to look out different spots, haha!

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  15. You look absolutely gorgeous in both these maxi dresses, girlie, as well as the Chanel bag, which looks great paired with both! Your hair also looks amazing, did you do anything different? Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thanks Jalisa! I haven't done anything different, but I did spend a little extra time on my hair both times as it was for events. IT's getting pretty long now! :)

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  16. Oh how gorgeous you look in these looks! The location for the first outfit is indeed pintoresque! I understand it can be quite time consumming finding new locations for each shot, i can't imagine how it must be with children!
    I adored the second outfit, you look so chic! That dress is gorgeous and very feminine. Loved it! <3
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. haha yes much easier just using the same spot where I can keep an eye on the kids :)

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  17. Haha I try to get a pretty backdrop for "outfit photos" (which never end up on the blog) but sometimes it's really hard! And then I'm usually with my friends so they all end up being goofy pics that don't show off the outfit at all lol.

    Love that printed maxi in the second pic, you look great in it!

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. Yes it can be tricky getting other people to get the right pics! :)

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  18. You look amazing in both dresses, Mica! I love the colour of the first one on you, and the top/neckline of the 2nd one is fantastic. Glad you are getting out for some "me" time, but must be hard to leave the little ones at home!

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    1. Very hard, but also good to get a little break now and then :)

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  19. Great looks, I love the vintage chanel XX

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  20. That is a great great bag! What a classic!

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  21. Beautiful dresses! You look great! I'm glad you got to enjoy some adults-only time (but I know that it's hard, too!).

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. It is both good and hard at the same time!

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  22. Haha I love the new background, and was actually the first thing I noticed! Loving that dress so much too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Yes I wish I could take photos there every day! :)

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  23. You look fabulous! I love both of your maxi dresses and they also both look great with your vintage Chanel, but Chanel looks great with everything!

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

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

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  24. Beautiful maxi dresses, Mica! ♥ I love the first one! Its color was just too lively and beautiful. Anyhow, you look lovely! Hope to hear from you soon! x

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

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  25. I can't believe you've been blogging for over four years, that's totally amazing and such an achievement. :) Also, these are lovely photos and so nice to see a different location (although I do always love your photos, anyway!). That Chanel bag is to die for. :) Thanks for sharing, hun! x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. It seems like such a long time to stick with it, but I'm enjoying it! :)

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  26. Oh, I know finding the right location sometimes can be so challenging and therefore I think what you do now is very clever! I love both of your maxi dresses including your vintage Chanel - you look absolutely beautiful in them!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  27. You look gorgeous in both of these dresses! Background of the first photo is beautiful, it is really nice view. I didn't notice the necklace until you pointed it out, it actually looks pretty. I hope you had great time at the wedding and also at night out!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Thanks Ela! I had a wonderful time out, for both events! :)

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  28. I don't think I have seen either of these gorgeous maxi dresses but I love them both, especially the second one. Purple and lavender suit you so much. Like you I have blogged over 4 years and usually alternate between 2-3 places in or around the homes I have lived in, for convenience.

    BTW, I had never heard the word 'express' when it comes to nursing a baby. Interesting!

    Hope all is well, Mica.

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    1. I think you call it pumping in America? It's funny how the words are so different, like nursing instead of breastfeeding too! Here nursing a baby means cuddling a baby, ha!

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  29. Loving both of these dresses on you, and that might be my all time favorite bag of yours. If I were to buy and high end designer bag, a classic Chanel would be it. Fun seeing your backdrop change. Hope you enjoyed the wedding.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yes it was a lovely wedding :) And a Chanel is definitely a worthy investment :)

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  30. I love both maxi dresses on you, Mica! You're not the only one who gets into a routine and stick with the same backdrop, I am the same. I've noticed that recently and been trying to change my photography up a little. Hopefully it'll look better in the upcoming posts.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Good luck with mixing things up a little! I think ti's nice to have a routine, but also good to take a break from it now and then, however briefly :)

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  31. Beautiful location! Both dresses are gorgeous!! You look lovely! :)

    Florals&Smiles

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  32. That bag is such a stunner, lady- great vintage find!

    http://lestylorouge.com/printed-linen-maxi-studded-leather/

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  33. Both dresses are gorgeous and style so well with that stunning Chanel bag!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  34. I imagine it's got to be tough when you need to make sure your outfit works with having to breast feed, especially when it comes to dresses. The maxi for the wedding was a nice choice, and I really love your evening out dress, even if it will be a while before you can wear it again, at least it got out once.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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    1. Yes I knew I wanted to wear it as who knows how long it will be until it gets worn again! Dresses can be tricky to feed in for sure.

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  35. That second dress has such a great print!

    dash dot dotty

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  36. sooooooo I've read a bunch of your posts now and have officially decided that I'd like to have your bag collection... seriously, you've got some killer purses and I'm totally coveting them!!

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    1. haha thank you! I do love my bags! :)

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  37. Hope you had a nice time on both occasions! I'm going to try and remember to start bringing my mini tripod with me into work so I can sneak some city scapes into my everyday style pics!

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    1. That would be awesome! :) I often think of that when I'm at work but it's hard finding a spot or someone to be photographer!

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  38. Maxi dresses are looks great on you! Pretty!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  39. Both dresses are beautiful and I love the scenery on the first picture. It's so difficult to find a good background to take pictures but nature and green fields is always a good idea!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Yes you see some beautiful things outdoors! :)

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  40. Both Maxis look gorgeous on you. I especially love the colouring of the first one.

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  41. Lovely cool dress, and I'm amazed you take shots with baby around! I get so stressed about photos and normally have one of my children take them - who are all grown up! Well done you. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. I have a tripod and remote so that makes it easier! :) But it can be tricky trying to get the toddler to get out of the frame, haha!

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  42. Very nice maxi dresses. I love the second one. Such a nice pattern.
    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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  43. You look so amazing in maxi dresses!

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  44. Mica, I love those two dresses! The prints are so pretty on you! I would probably be in the same spot all the time also. LOL You know, your location never phases me because I'm always focused on the outfits. But I bet it was refreshing taking pictures in a different spot. Again, love both outfits. They look awesome.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. haha yes it was nice for me to change it up a little! Even if the outfits are the focus, no harm in a little change :)

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  45. Well you know, I take my pictures always in the same spot and usually at the same time every day. It's easier, specially because I take them myself.
    I think you looked good in both dresses and see nothing wrong with the necklace on the first outfit. Of course you are aware that the bag elevates both looks.

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    1. Yes a good Chanel will do that! ;)

      Yep, sounds like I'm exactly the same as you - same time, same place each day as it's easiest!

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  46. These maxi dresses are both so pretty! And they look great on you!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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  47. Sometimes it's fun to change it up a little. I keep telling myself "one day" I'll do outfit posts again. I used to put so much pressure on where I would pose, and you're right, that's so silly!

    Girl I am still so emotional leaving Penny, so props to you! haha

    Loving these maxi dresses!

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    1. It would be fun to see outfit posts from you again - only if it's fun though, no point feeling pressured! :)

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  48. Can't go wrong with Chanel and you look so lovely in maxi dresses x

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  49. Love these maxi dresses, I love the vibrant purple and of course your bag. I think it is fun to swtich things up sometimes
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  50. Absolutely loving these printed maxi dresses on you! I can't wait for the warmer weather to come soon so that I can start wearing my maxi dresses again.

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    1. Yes it was good to get a wear of these while it wasn't too cold near the end of winter :)

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  51. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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