Friday, 14 October 2016

Spring Boho: Empire Waist Maxi Dresses and Kimonos

While I do wear my maxi dresses year round (even in winter) they definitely get more wear in the warmer weather. They are such a quick and easy option for a warm day. As it was a little cooler in the mornings when I wore these dresses, I added a kimono on top.

What I wore:

laca kimono Gypsy 05 ombre empire waist maxi dress spring SHAM style | Away From Blue

ombre dress Rebecca MInkoff metallic mini MAC bag silver bracelet stack JORD wood watch | Away From The Blue
JacketShein cream lace kimono (C/O)
Dress: Gypsy 05 orange ombre maxi dress
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in red!)

Why I wore it:

Isn't this dress beautiful?! It's a hand-me down from my bestie and I'm completely in love. After getting it hemmed I was planning to wear it to a party a few months back. I ended up not going so it sat in my wardrobe waiting for the perfect occasion to debut it.

The style challenge for the day was 'just because' so it gave me the perfect excuse to get this out for a wear. Glad I did too, it's too pretty to be left unworn in my wardrobe! Even though I had a quiet and uneventful day with just a quick trip out, I really enjoyed wearing this.

I did wonder if the gold Havaianas and the silver bag were a bit of a strange combination, but the dress covered most of my feet so I wasn't too worried after putting it on.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, lace kimono, gold Havaianas, metallic silver mini MAC. First time I've worn the dress.

Other ways to wearlace kimono and chambray, metallic silver mini MAC and flares.


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What I wore:

boho spring maxi dress outfit blue printed kimono mini MAC bag | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC Cora purpleheart wood watch JORD | AwayFromTheBlue
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
Dress: black Jeanswest maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC (on sale in pink!)

Why I wore it:

I didn't know what to wear to meet the style challenge on this day, so gave it a miss and wore a maxi dress and kimono again as I'd liked it so much in the outfit above. Wore this to take baby boy for his weekly weigh.

Honestly, I was probably a little overdressed for a weigh in and chat with the child health nurse, but I was a little worried and stressed around the appointment so wearing a pretty dress and my favourite colour (blue) was more to help me feel better! Baby boy stopped gaining weight, so we are trying a few things including introducing some formula to try help him get back on track. We check in every week to see how things are progressing.

Just like the outfit above, I really liked wearing this. Although neither dress is a nursing piece they are both easy to feed in and so comfortable to wear.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), printed kimono, black maxi dress, Havaianas, metallic silver mini MAC bag (above).

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and a baby bump, black maxi dress and third trimester baby bumpmetallic silver mini MAC bag and jeans.


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72 comments:

  1. My favorite is the first one! But you look gorgeous in both. I also love wearing maxi dresses! :)


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    Gelleesh.com

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  2. Wow, these are some really beautiful outfits, hun! I like how effortless they are, so elegant and feminine but also quite casual. :) <3 I think that the gold Havaianas works nicely with the silver bag, I don't think it's a strange combo at all! You always know how to put together beautiful outfits. :) x

    Kay
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    1. Thanks Kay! I'm always a bit unsure when it comes to mixing metals in accessories. I'll do it in bracelet stacks easily enough, haha!

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  3. Very attractive dresses! You look beautiful! Well wishes

    Tiff
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  4. I love the contrast of these looks. The first is so feminine and light and then the second is a bit edgier! Hehe :D
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  5. I love maxis. I love in them during the Summer. Both of these are great but I am slightly obsessed with the peachy ombre one. Gorgeous!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a gorgeous dress! I'm so lucky to have it :)

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  6. I agree - I wear my maxi dresses all year round too, although they do get more wear in the summer!
    I love both these looks - my favourite is the first as I love the color of the maxi dress!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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    1. It's great to try get more wear out of dresses year-round! :)

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  7. You always amaze me how effortless you wear your maxis and always a great combo with your kimonos. The lace kimono is beautiful as is that pastel ombre dress. Hope baby boy starts gaining weight back, soon. Keep ups posted, Mica.

    Do come by and join my latest linkup, beautiful! Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Thanks Ada! I'll keep mentioning it on the blog now and then when I can. It's been a battle to get him to gain anything lately!

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  8. The peach dress is so pretty, and I love the ombre effect. I don't think silver and gold is an odd combination.
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    1. Thanks Lydia! I'll mix metals in my jewelry, I'm just so unsure about it in shoes and bags, haha!

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  9. Better overdressed than under and of course you know that how we dress affects our mood - I certainly hope the little one starts gaining weight.. if i could I'd send him a few pounds ;) Hugs.

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    1. hehe thanks Lorena! And yes always better to be overdressed than under dressed! :)

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  10. That dress IS lovely! Such a beautiful ombre peach color going on that is super flattering on you! Totally fits the "just because" prompt.

    I hope baby boy starts gaining weight soon and I know he will! Try to relax and do all you can. Everything will work out. <3

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  11. I really love maxi dresses too and these ones are gorgeous! I love that you have added kimonos to make them perfect for the cooler weather too!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca/blog/

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  12. Aren't maxi's the best? And when they're for work you just have to decide on a jacket or cardi and you're done. Minimal matching required ;)

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    1. Yes! They are instant outfits :)

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  13. Love that peach maxi! Absolutely gorgeous! You look beautiful and I am so glad you pulled it out of your closet!

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    1. Thanks! It's a lovely dress, I'm glad I got it out for a wear :)

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  14. Loving those maxis, just the kind of thing I'm looking for

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  15. Oh I totally loved the first maxi dress! The soft peachy color is gorgeous and that delicate feminine kimono is beyond beautiful! The second outfit is also amazing and looks super comfy!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  16. I love both of these outfits but when I saw your first one, I absolutely cannot get enough of it! You look so gorgeous!

    Sarah
    Bows & Clothes

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    1. It is such an awesome dress, I'm very lucky to have such a thoughtful bestie! :)

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  17. Loving both looks, especially the pretty color of that first maxi! So pretty! It's so hard to know what to do when they're so tiny--I'll be thinking of you and hoping he puts on some weight. I'm sure all will be well soon!

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    1. Thanks Shea! You're right, when they are small it's difficult to know what to do to make it better as they can't tell you!

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  18. I love your ombre maxi dress! What a gorgeous color!! And I've definitely dressed up for appointments I've been nervous about, so I know that trick well! :)

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  19. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you sure know how to rock a maxi dress. I'm loving the arm parties too!

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    1. Thanks! :) They are the bracelets I never take off! :)

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  20. Gorgeous maxi's Mica!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  21. just love the dress and lace kimono.Love the silver bag, too, a great combo! Both maxis are so pretty!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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  22. These are probably my favorite outfits I've ever seen you wear. I equally love both, so I can't choose. Love maxi dresses on you girl!

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    1. Thanks Candace! I really love a good maxi dress tooo! :)

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  23. Beautiful outfits dear!!!! Great and stylish!!!

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  24. Hi Mica...you look totally gorgeous in both of these dresses. I always enjoy seeing which refreshing outfit ideas you come up with.

    Have a great day!
    KaSonndra
    http://livewellbefabulous.com

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    1. Thanks KaSonndra! I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog :)

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  25. I love Maxi dresses but I never feel confident in them! However you should you look amazing in both!

    Darriyan xo | www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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    1. I think you'd look great in a maxi dress! It's more important to be happy and comfortable with your outfits though! :)

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  26. The dresses are gorgeous! I'm currently having a Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment giveaway and will have a new giveaway every Friday with products from UD, Too Faced, Fresh, Hourglass, Buxom and more. You should come check it out!
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  27. A HAND ME DOWN AT ITS FINEST!!!!! LOVE THIS!!! <3

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  28. omg! you look like a greek goddess in that first dress...that maxi dress looks amazing on you...the colour and the cut is so perfect for you. Perfect styling. The second maxi dress is equally lovely and you have styled it just as well, but the first is my fav because this shade looks so amazing on you. That first dress is probably my fav outfits of yours so far!

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    1. THanks so much Ivana! It's a beautiful dress, I'm pleased you like it so much! :)

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  29. Both maxis are super cute... I love the light one, especially because I know it's summer by you and I adore wearing lighter colors during warm weather months.


    Amber
    All the Cute

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    1. I tend to wear brights more in warmer weather too!

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  30. Haha I'm exactly the same - if I'm worried about something I'll wear a nice dress or bit of jewellery and it makes me feel a whole heap better! I'm sorry to hear your baby boy had stopped gaining weight, I hope the new feeding regime is helping.
    P.S. just realised that I wasn't following you on Twitter for some strange reason. Fixed it!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Fashion is the best, we can take our mind off of things and feel confident in the outfits that work for us :)

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  31. I love dresses like this. They can be dressed up or down. Great looks!

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  32. Couldn't agree more about maxis being able to be worn throughout the year, but they're definitely easiest in warmer weather. This one looks so pretty on you!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
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  33. Oh, sorry to hear that baby boy isn't gaining as he is supposed to! We had the same issue with both kids, but early on, and including a little formula made all the difference.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. THanks Anne! I'm hoping the formula helps!

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  34. Dear Mica, what you did sounds familiar to me: when I don't know what to wear it happens that I wear a similar combination like the day before - only with different pieces :) No wonder you like maxi dresses! You look fantastic in them and it is really good you wore finally the first maxi dress you originally planned to wear for the party. I agree to Ivana's words!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. THanks Rena! :) It is good to get it out for a wear after it had beens tuck in the wardrobe a while!

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  35. Gorgeous dresses, they really suit you! Hope you'll stop by my blog if you have time x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  36. Effortless and beautiful
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  37. That first peachy-coloured dress looks absolutely amazing on you - what a gorgeous colour! I'm glad you wore it "just because" - I mean, why not?? Looking beautiful, Mica!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Very true, why not wear it? I'm glad I did! :)

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  38. Great post and lovely outfits dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

    Blog: http://www.fayeisabella.co.uk/2016/10/how-to-be-parisian.html
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  39. Love the first dress! It looks so great on you! How nice of your friend to pass it on to you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yes, I'm really lucky, she is so generous :)

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  40. lovely maxi dresses

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  41. I love that you love maxi dresses because I love them too! The first one is gorgeous. Love that color!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  42. Well I love both dresses Mica! And the kimonos look great with both. The first is such a beautiful peach color. Like peaches & cream. When you look good, you feel good! Glad the nurse suggested another way for baby to pick up weight. Don't feel bad, every baby is different and sometimes things have to be adjusted. That's what they're their for.
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    1. Thanks Kim! I'm glad there's a lot of support here so we can continue to try more things - you're right I'm taking advantage of all the services we have! :)

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  43. That dress is so lovely! I love the peach color. And it goes perfectly with the kimono. You look beautiful <3

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  44. THank you all for your lovely comments :)

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