Friday, 12 May 2017

Making Maxi Skirts Work in Autumn & Rebecca Minkoff Online Sample Sale

First, the Rebecca Minkoff online sample sale is on now! Your chance to score bags, clothes and accessories at 70% off! A nice Mother's Day gift for yourself ;) Hope you have a happy Mother's Day this weekend.

I wear my maxi skirts year-round, no matter the season. It's Autumn in Brisbane so I'm starting to change my outfits just a little as it starts to get cooler. Layering up pieces that no longer warm enough to wear on their own and wearing one of my thicker maxi skirts.

What I wore:

metallic shimmer foil tank aztec print maxi skirt silicone necklace grey bag autumn outfit | Away From Blue

Aztec print maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff soft grey MAM bag on arm | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TankFrench Connection feather foil singlet
Skirt: Izabel London Aztec print maxi skirt (C/O)
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Last time I wore this printed maxi skirt it was a little too warm! So it was nice to wear it on this autumn day, it wasn't as hot and so it was a much better choice. We had a quiet day, went for a family picnic. It wasn't an overly sunny day which was perfect for sitting by the water.

I've worn this maxi skirt with a metallic tank before, I like the combination. It's a simple difference from a plain, block colour tank, but the metallic shimmer is a nice extra bit of interest for an outfit. It works great with the printed skirt without being overpowering too!

Did think that all the black was a bit dull for a family picnic, so added the bright teething necklace for a little bit of colour.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, metallic tank, printed maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearmetallic tank and lace skirt, printed maxi skirt layered for winter, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: printed maxi skirt in the second trimester.

More Printed Black Maxi Skirts Under $50:

What I wore:

maxi skirt in autumn with printed tee dress worn as top layered under | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
Dress (worn as top)Atmos & Here Willow printed tee dress
SkirtJeanswest Luxe maxi jersey skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

I adore this tee dress. Yes, it's a dress under a maxi skirt! I find it too short now to wear when running around with two toddlers under 3, and I've always liked layering it under skirts in the past. When I bought this dress I'd been trying to decide between it and a tee in the same print and I figured if I got the dress I could wear it like a tee too!

Was a busy day with swimming lessons and grocery shopping. In hindsight the long maxi skirt was probably not the best choice - it got wet quickly at the pool! I did like this outfit, just maybe shouldn't have worn it to swim lessons.

Although this is another black maxi skirt, unlike the outfit above it's much more colourful with the colourful dress layered underneath and the yellow handbag.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer (above), willow printed dress worn as top, luxe maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearprinted tee dress with Converse, drawstring waist maxi skirt worn two ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for Pregnancy: tee dress in second trimester.

More Black Maxi Skirts Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Maxi skirts are easy to wear year round. Try warmer fabrics or layering a little more to easily take a summer staple piece into autumn too. The autumn outfits above work just as well for spring!

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  1. Hi! Happy new day! I absolutely love how you style your maxi skirts! Wow the dress really looks like a tee! Great idea for those short dresses. Thanks for the inspiration and have a beautiful weekend!!!


  2. Ahh thanks for keeping me in the loop! I absolutely love rebecca minkoff but my bag is totally falling apart after two years of constant use.

    Lovely skirts as well!

  3. Happy Friday! Very cute styling! I LOVE maxi skirts - so versatile!

  4. Recently grew love for skirts.. thank you for the ideas

  5. Ooh yes! I love a good maxi skirt. Wearing one just feels like a sunny beach vacation :) Love the pics too!

  6. My fave is the first look and oooohhh Cooper makes an appearance !
    When I saw the second look, I knew i'd seen the top before and then as I kept on reading I realised it was the dress! Haha, you almost fooled me.

  7. Maxi skirts are a great staple year round. Definitely a piece you could get your moneys worth from!

  8. You have such a lovely collection of necklaces! I am obsessed! I love the second outfit! so colourful!

    Darriyan xx

  9. Love that Aztec print skirt! I'm not a huge pattern person, but I'm definitely a sucker for patterns in black and white!

  10. I really like the way your metallic tank drapes and looks with your skirt! I never would have guessed your top in the second outfit is actually a skirt either! The colors are so pretty and I love how versatile it is now that I know it's a dress!

  11. I wish I would live in a climate where I could wear maxi skirts all year round, but in Germany it is possible maybe six months out of twelve, and that only if you did really layer up.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  12. Happy belated mothers day! I hope you had a great day with family. I like the idea of layering too-short dresses under skirts, that's clever. I have a few of those so I may be trying the trick soon!

  13. Family picnic sounds so awesome! It is supposed to be spring here, but unfortunately the weather has kind of been all over the place lately! I love that printed maxi skirt and both of these looks are so perfect for the weather!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  14. I was actually walking in NYC and saw the sample sale so I decided to go in. Everyone was going in sane just because everything was at a fantastic price!

    My Vogue Style |

  15. You are the Queen of all things maxi! I love how Cooper is getting in on the action!

  16. How creative that you layered the dress under the maxi skirt! I love the printed skirt in your first look too. Yay for picnic weather! I love being able to do that (and I also love that kid clean-up is a breeze). Have a great week!

  17. Loving the maxi skirts Mica! I've been thinking about adding a maxi skirt to my wardrobe too - a bit more mum friendly than shorter ones! The print on that dress looks fab - great idea to wear it as a shirt under the skirt x

    Eileen |

  18. What a cute maxi skirt!!! I don't own any maxi skirts but I've got a few dresses. You are a maxi queen, Mica!! xo

    Trendy & Tidy

  19. First off, let me apologize for being a terrible blogger friend. lol I am SOOOO behind on all my reading it's actually shameful. Anywho.... I remember that dress from your second pregnancy! (You might have had it longer, but paired with a hidden baby bump is where I recall it from (; ) I think layering it under a maxi as top is freaking genius!!!


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