Monday, 20 March 2017

Striped Tops, Pink Sleeveless Jacket and Denim Shorts

More stripes! My previous post was all about striped maxi skirts, the one is wearing my pink vest with some striped tops. Stripes are definitely the most common print in my wardrobe, even with all of my skull print or leopard print scarves!

What I wore:

monochrome black stripe tank shorts outfit pink sleeveless drape vest mint bag | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
ShortsOneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black (C/O, on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH (on sale, 58% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I wore this for the "pinktastic" style prompt of the #AutumnStyleFile challenge. I like pink and black, and I've seen on a few blogs a black dress with a pink layer on top. It gave me the idea of trying this pink vest with a monochrome black outfit. Went with shorts and a tank as my shorter black dresses aren't breastfeeding friendly and the vest doesn't work with my black maxi dresses.

Wore this to run a few quick errands. I was starting to plan for Baby Boy's first birthday party and walked around a few stores trying to get some of the things I needed. It's crazy to think he'll be 1 soon.

Was pleased with this outfit - although the pink sandals and pastel vest are different shades I think they look good together, and the little aqua bag was a great accessory. I'm amazed it's been over a year since I last wore these sandals! I've been loving my Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals and realised I better hunt out these Balenciagas and wear them now before the autumn weather arrives.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, pastel pink vest, stripe tank, OneTeaspoon shorts, Balenciaga studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearpink vest and floral tankstripe tank and flares, OneTeaspoon shorts in spring, Balenciaga studded sandals and blue boho dress, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag and purple cardigan.

Pink Vests Under $50:

What I wore:

casual SAHM stripe tee denim shorts pink waterfall drape sleeveless coat | Away From Blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine pink vest | Away From The Blue
JacketJeanswest Peri drape sleeveless jacket (on sale!)
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TeeAtmos&Here oversized stripe tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (on sale!)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This was going to be a quiet day, not much to do other than a couple of errands in the morning. I wanted to wear this pink vest again and was trying to decide on a top to wear with it. I picked this striped tee as although I didn't anticipate needing to feed Baby Boy while we were out, I figured it would be good to be wearing something breastfeeding friendly just in case.

I was so glad I'd chosen to wear this tee in the evening. We had to unexpectedly take Baby Boy to the hospital (he's fine now) and I had to breastfeed in the waiting room. When your baby's 11 months it's hard to get them to use a breastfeeding cover without tearing it off. Luckily I can pull this shirt up and have the excess fabric drape down and not feel too exposed when he pulls the wrap off for the tenth time... 😅

Despite it being a similar outfit formula to the one above and it being comfortable to wear I think this looks a little off in the photos. The rolled sleeves on the tee look a little odd peeking out from under the vest, and I didn't like the look of this outfit as much as the first one. I did love the combination of the aquamarine bag with the pink vest again, I'm glad I tried this pairing as it's now a favourite.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), pink drape vest (above), stripe tee, Bermuda denim shorts, two tone sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag (above).

Other ways to wearpink vest worn two waysstripe tee and red jeans, Bermuda denim shorts and olive tank, two tone sandals and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC bag and maxi skirt.

Striped Tees and Tanks Under $10:

You can a make a basic shorts outfit a little more interesting with a striped tee or tank instead of a plain one. You can also add more colour with a vest, kimono or bright bag without adding bulk.

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  1. I love the pink and green color combo here. Reminds me of a refreshing watermelon! Such a fun look for Spring and makes me excited for warmer weather to come! Another fab bag you've styled here! Hope you had an amazing weekend babe!

    Rina Samantha

  2. I love that pink vest. Pink and black are pretty much no brainers (pale pink hues, not the magenta kind hahaha). I do love it paired with the stripes. Such a lovely combination. I've recently cleaned out a fair bit of my stripes since they were taking up too much space and I dint exactly utilise them as much as I once did. Though seeing the first look, I'm inspired to wear them at least once this week


  3. Are you planning on having a big party? We just had some family over and ate cake, but that mostly for my daughter. My son was pretty indifferent about the whole thing.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  4. Wow, I too can't believe that your lovely baby boy will be one year old soon! How the time flies! :) I hope that he has a lovely time at his birthday party! Also, both outfits are gorgeous and I like the bright colours you incorporated. Something about them just makes me think of spring and summer so much. :) That little handbag is to die for! Hope you're having a fab start to your week, lovely. xoxo


  5. Stripes are definitely my most common print too. They are the best. I love vests as a layer too, so these outfit combos are right up my alley. You look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Lovely outfits. I really like the vest and your Balenciaga sandals.

    Gemma x

  7. I love the stripes and love the necklace you added. Works so well together and especially with that colorful vest. Have a lovely week! Xx

  8. Such cute outfits, Mica; I love the way the cardi looks paired with both striped tops! I personally love the look of any shade of pink paired with either black or grey. With darker shades of pink combined with black, I feel it gives off a bit of a retro vibe and with the light shades of pink and grey, a very calming effect, so pretty! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week!



  9. I do adore pale pink and blush colours like this. I am so excited for spring so this is lovely and refreshing to see. You look great! <3 /Madison

  10. I'm always surprised at how well dressed you are when just running errands. I never put that much effort in and I don't even have kids, haha.

    Corinne x

  11. How are you planning for the party? Our 1st and 2nd birthday parties were very small and intimate but we're hoping for a bigger one for his third birthday which is coming up in April.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  12. You look really cute here... stripes are a great print to wear xox

    I am happy to hear you little one is okay... breast feeding can be a challenge but for me I think it was worth it... our children really do love to flash us... lol xox

  13. I'm going to hunt for more sleeveless vest action this season, I feel. It gives a good layer without adding too much warmth before it gets too cold! Also big love for those Balenciaga sandals.

  14. I have been seeing quite a few blush pink vests on bloggers lately and been surprised at how versatile they are! Love how yours looks paired with stripes!

  15. between your kimonos and now this drapey vest, you've got warmer weather layering down! I love all stripes too, probably the print I've got the most of as well!

  16. Ok... um HOW is he going to be 1 already?! haha

    Stripes are a gals best friend, best neutral. I mean did I miss any other fashion golden rules? You seem to prove that some good stripes can take your wardrobe far!!

  17. I like how the colors of the vest+necklace+bag work together on the first look.
    I cannot believe that he's going to be one already !

  18. I love this pink and mint together! It's perfect for Spring! You always put great colors together...mainly because of you fabulous bag collection! :)

  19. I hope baby boy is okay!! I love both of these looks and I'm starting to convince myself that I have got to get a pink vest like that--I love how versatile and fun it is, it really adds so much to those outfits!


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