Friday, 21 April 2017

Embroidery Trend and Shopping Your Wardrobe

While I'm attempting #6MonthsWithoutShopping, I've come across a few things I wished I could buy. I'm trying to just share the things on Twitter instead of buying!

Embroidery is a big trend at the moment, so a lot of the pieces I've wanted have been embroidered. Since I can't buy any new pieces of the trend, I've pulled the embroidered pieces I already have in my wardrobe out instead to shop my own wardrobe. Trends come and go. The tank was a sale buy from last autumn, and the blouse was from the year before that!

What I wore:

boho Jeanswest white embroidered blouse denim shorts gladiator sandals | Away From Blue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace (won in a giveaway)
ShirtJeanswest Elise longline embroidered shirt in coconut blue
ShortsJeanswest denim cuff shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

First day trying my new hair curler, and also a day full of errands. I put Baby Boy in his stroller instead of the baby carrier which left me free to wear white and something other than a teething necklace. I won this pretty blue necklace in an Instagram giveaway from Uniquely Made with Love. It's a similar design to the teething necklace I love so much but it's smaller and not baby friendly. I really enjoyed wearing it, even if I did take it off as soon as we returned home to stop Baby Boy chewing on it!

I was commenting on a blog about how much I admired one of the embroidered blouses in their wishlist when I remembered this little-worn piece was tucked in the back of my wardrobe. It was nice to get it out again. White isn't a colour I wear often, with two toddlers and being a little clumsy myself I can't always keep it clean! This blouse was too pretty not to buy though. I love the way it looks with denim, and I've worn it very similarly before.

Last worn: embroidered tunic, denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearembroidered blouse and flares, denim shorts and summer layersgladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Balenciaga tempete day bag in the office.

Embroidered Blouses Under $50:

What I wore:

Target embroidered khaki tank, OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black autumn boho outfit | AwayFromBlue

Balenciaga tempete giant silver hardware day bag and bracelet stack | AwayFromTheBlue
SunglassesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Tank: Target embroidered khaki tank
ShortsOneTeaspoon Hawks shorts in Fox black (C/O, on sale!)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

This was the day before Baby Boy's first birthday party, so another busy day! Also another chance to wear one of the embroidered pieces from my wardrobe. This embroidered tunic was a $10 impulse sale buy in Target when I was out shopping with Beth. Although I've only worn it 8 times so far I'm sure I'll get my money's worth from it! No teething necklace with this outfit either, the tassels on the top are fun enough for Baby Boy.

I needed a big bag to hold everything I had to carry during the day, so kept on wearing this Balenciaga day bag. I wasn't too sure how it would look with the olive tank and black shorts but I love the muted colour scheme of the resulting outfit.  It was a cooler day and I'd considered adding another layer in the morning, but I was rushing around a lot picking up last minute food, decorations and a LOT of balloons for the party (I went a little overboard) so I wasn't too cold.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, khaki embroidered tank, OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts, studded sandals, Balenciaga tempete day bag (above).

Other ways to wearkhaki embroidered tank and maxi skirt, OneTeaspoon Hawks shorts worn two ways, studded sandals and a shirt dress, Balenciaga tempete day bag and maxi dress.

Embroidered Tanks Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

I'm always grateful for you supporting my little blog when you click links and purchase anything I've shared, as I earn a small commission on the sale. But I'm even more thrilled when I get comments saying how I've inspired people to rewear something from their own wardrobe. As these outfits show, you don't always have to rush out and buy something new to enjoy a trend. Shop your wardrobe first and see if you have anything similar!

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  1. Trnds come and go, and I actually had a few embroidered pieces that I pulled out recently as well. Sadly they had holes, it must have been too long ago when I tucked them away.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. It's funny what you find when digging through the back of your closet! I'm sure I have some pieces that I haven't worn in a while that are in style again :)

  3. Such pretty tops, I love the embroidery on both! Don't you love when you can shop your own closet? It definitely helps me to get out of a style rut and stimulate my creative senses by creating new outfits, it makes feel as though I just purchased a ton of new clothes mentally. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to your son!



  4. Embroidery is one of those trends that tends to come around fairly often which is great since it can be so pretty and feminine. I recently purchased an embroidered blouse that I'm looking forward to wearing when it gets warmer. Your hair looks great in that first pic! happy weekend Mica!

  5. I love the embroidered blouse trend and thankfully I too already have one I bought last year.


  6. I have a wardrobe chocked with embroidered things. I am a lover of this trend from way back. It never goes out of style or ceases to look stylish.

  7. It's amazing what you can find at the back of the wardrobe, isn't it? I love the curls!

  8. I love embroidered tops, and I'm always so happy when I can find them in stores at affordable prices. I love that you were able to find that in your wardrobe rather than buying a new one!

  9. Both of these tops are really lovely and flattering. I'm completely on board for plenty of embroidery, especially on pretty 'floaty' tops like these!

  10. So great that you managed to find that embroidery blouse in your closet. That just goes to prove that shopping our closet can be fun and rewarding. All it takes sometimes is a bit of discipline. So great you're still on board with no shopping for 6 months project.

    This first outfit is really adorable...great blouse and shorts combo. Your hair looks lovely. I really like the curls you achieved with that curler, they look so natural.

    The second outfit is also lovely. I really like that top. Nice bag, sandals and shorts as well.

  11. Oh my goodness first birthday is that possible?! Eek! I love both of these looks, and you're so smart to shop your closet to rediscover pieces you love. While I'm not setting a specific no shop goal, pretty soon I'm going to really be cutting back on spending so I will be doing a lot of closet-shopping as well--thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Hi Mica! You look adorable as always. Both looks are lovely, and suit you very well. I love the embroidered blouse, the detail on it is so delicate. The necklace looks stunning too, I adore all the different shades of blue. It's great that you won it! Wow, your little boy is one now! I hope he had a very happy birthday and enjoyed the celebration!

    Lots of love Saba xx

  13. I commend you for shopping your own closet! It is SO hard to do sometimes!

  14. 6 months without shopping is real motivation I could never do that!! I online shop way too much ha I love both outfits, the tops look so cute with the shorts but the white and blue embroided top is my fave x

    S x

  15. Belated happy bday to your little one:) And I love that Balenciaga bag! Also love the embroidered top:) I was actually thinking of taking up embroidery and doing this to some of my tops. I think it's such a nice addition to any garment:)

  16. Oh yes. Wearing right now: Leather jacket-- 5 years ago. Blouse-- last summer. Pencil skirt-- last year. Combats-- 2 yeas ago. Need I continue. Such a fan of this campaign and how you are really sticking to it and getting inspiration from your own wardrobe. and I also really like that first embroidered blouse, haha, the first thing I noticed was that you weren't wearing a teething necklace.

  17. That embroidered top looks so fresh and cool! I love it on you. It's hard not to buy, but you're doing a great job.

  18. I love this top! It's really cute and a great embroidery piece while not shopping. I also love that bag in the first look!

  19. Ahh I love your embroidery top!! So simple yet adds such a fun twist to a neutral top. Your jean shorts are making me want summer to get here asap so I can break mine out lol. Thank you for sharing with us at the link-up, Mica!! xo

    Trendy & Tidy

  20. I have a pink blouse very similar to your white one. I LOVE how easy it is to wear, but it's become a little too short for the bump. I agree that embroidered tops give a little extra something. I feel like the give me a very hippy vibe when I wear them. (;

  21. Oh that great feeling of finding in your closet what is so "trendy" is priceless !
    You are rocking those black shorts Mica.

  22. I always love it when you pull that Target tank out. Such a bargain and a perfectly justified impulse purchase !


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