Friday, 17 March 2017

Navy: Striped Maxi Skirts and Colourful Cross Body Bags

Just like I showed in my previous post, a plain tank is a great piece to wear with prints. I like my striped maxi skirts as stripes are easy to pattern mix with, as well as adding a little interest to an outfit when paired with a basic tank.

What I wore:

brown marle tank target navy stripe side split maxi skirt mustard bag | AwayFromBlue

Cooper smiling Shih Tzu Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankJeanswest brown marle singlet (30% off sale on at Jeanswest now!)
Skirt: Target navy side split maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Cooper's face in that handbag photo! He's just so cute! It's easier for him to see again now he's had his fur clipped back.

This outfit is a great example of picking something you love and making a few changes to create a new outfit that you still love as much as the original. I wore a very similar outfit here. Instead of a monochrome outfit I wore a brown tank and a colourful yellow bag. I really liked this outfit. It's so simple, plain tank and printed skirt, but I was happy and comfortable in it for running a few errands in the morning and visiting family in the evening.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, brown marle tank, navy striped maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearbrown marle tank and wrap dress, navy striped maxi skirt and purple, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and denim shorts.

Colourful Rebecca Minkoff Cross Body Bags Under $200:

What I wore:

breastfeeding tank, navy white and red rebecca minkoff saddle bag | Away From Blue

stripe maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Tank:  MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O Zibibo
SkirtAT by Atmos&Here Mars striped maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff unlined saddle bag in cherry red (on sale in pink, 40% off!)

Why I wore it:

A maxi skirt is a great idea for playgroup with a baby and a toddler. You're comfortable for running around, playing on the ground and bending down constantly. However as I mentioned on Instagram, a white maxi skirt was not an ideal choice this time. We had a water play day due to the heat and the ground quickly got muddy. Wished I hadn't worn white!

Apart from regretting the choice of skirt for the day's events, I did like this outfit. I've worn this breastfeeding tank with a striped skirt before, and even paired this maxi skirt and tank together. I had a little browse of my archives the day before I wore this as I was so sure I'd worn this before. While I don't try to wear unique outfits all the time I will try a different accessory to be a little different.

A red bag is a lovely pop of colour against navy, and while I've worn a similar outfit before, it's the first time I've worn all of these pieces together and I really liked the result.

Last worn: breastfeeding tank, navy stripe maxi skirt, gladiator sandalsRebecca Minkoff saddle bag.

Other ways to wearbreastfeeding tank and jeans, navy stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket, gladiator sandals worn 30 waysRebecca Minkoff saddle bag and dress.

Striped Maxi Skirts Under $50:

Striped maxi skirts are just as easy to wear as plain maxi skirts. If you're unsure what prints to wear them with, try picking some plain tops and letting the skirt be the statement piece in your outfit.

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  1. Hi Mica! How are you? Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a little comment! That means a lot to me. This year, I really decide to slow down because baby is taking most of time and I want to enjoy those precious moments with him (I just publish a new post about it). I noticed that you started a new challenge this year, 6 months without shopping! Great Idea dear! That's funny because these past few months we decided as a family to simplify our life and focus more on experiences than things. I will definitely buy less stuff this year.
    Love the striped skirt and your DOG!! He is so cute ( I want to kiss him)! I LOVE dogs!
    Aurelie |

  2. I love stripes so I love both of the looks :) Casual and comfy... Just what I love the most :) Cherry red bag would also look beautiful with the first outfit too! Cooper is a poser;)
    Have a great weekend :)

    Ela BellaWorld

  3. Oooooh Cooper is soooo cute Mica !
    Your idea of wearing things twice right a way seems to work... I could probably try it but I'd be overdressed to work ;)
    Oh and I have to ask it you ever wear your maxis as dresses.

  4. I have been meaning to add more stripes to my wardrobe. I can't think of one thing I have that has stripes! Oh wait no I just thought of some trousers I have that are black and white stripes lol. I do want something horizontal like the top you have on! Lovely bags of course too <3

    Rina Samantha

  5. I am loving that second outfit! Your skirt and navy tank are so cute together and your bright accessories really pop! Accessories can really make all the difference when you are wanting to mix up your outfits a bit!

  6. I love mustard and navy together and cooper does look so cute with his summer cut!

  7. You look fabulous! I love the skirt and bag... although I think Cooper's face really won me over :)

  8. I used to have a striped knee-high skirt like this one and I wish I still had it so often! They are very versatile and match absolutely everything.

  9. I have soooo many stripy tops, but this has made me realise I have no stripy bottoms! Some shopping is in order...

  10. A stripy skirt is definitely on my wishlist. Just have to decide between vertical and horizontal!

  11. I love the pop of colour with the red handbag and Cooper is looking mighty fine! I love it when he gets in the picture!

  12. The maxi skirt is a nice alternative to wearing jeans for running errands! Definitely a much better outfit than I would do running my errands-lol!
    xo Adri

  13. Those pompom necklace is just the cutest thing! And yes, striped maxi skirts are amazing! One of the most versatile pieces of clothing one can ever own. You look amazing dear! :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

  14. I'm kind of having a moment with body bags lately and it's not even funny...Kind of want to get everything you posted here! hahaha
    Thanks for sharing this, dear, and enjoy the rest of your weekend! :*


  15. How adorable is your dog? That tail is the cutest <3

    Adrianna xx

  16. Love Cooper, he is sooooo cute in this picture. My german shepherd is in almost every outfit picture I take and he makes me laugh every time. Love the striped skirts, last year I was obsessed with striped clothes and I bought a lot, it's time to start wearing them yayy!! xx


  17. Dear Mica,
    yes, Cooper is really super cute! And you are beautiful! I love it always seeing your wearing maxi skirts - you look perfect in them. And why not to wear a white maxi skirt to the playground where are water plays :) I think skirts can be washed easily :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  18. I love the long skirt, I had been looking for one for the last few years... I finally found one, I bought it in one color... turned around the next day and bought another color... Now I want a printed one... lol... they are great pieces to wear all year long xox

  19. I have a habit of buying a zillion different printed things, and then find myself in a rut when I am trying to style it. Especially when it comes to anything with layers in the fall. Need more solids! lol


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