Friday, 5 May 2017

Maxi Dresses and Denim Jackets For Church

With the autumn weather starting to arrive in Queensland, you will be seeing lots of different levels of layered outfits if you follow me on instagram as the weather is quite varied. One thing it thankfully always is though is cooler in the morning and evenings. That means for two early morning starts to attend church I needed an extra layer over my maxi dresses, and this denim jacket was perfect.

I bought this denim jacket either before or during my uni days - can't remember exactly. I'm sure it's clocked up more than 30 wears but I didn't regularly take outfit pictures before I started the blog. I love a maxi dress and denim jacket outfit when it's cooler.

What I wore:

wearing a maxi dress in autumn with denim jacket, colourful easter outfit | Away From Blue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
DressMEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
BeltRalph Lauren silk scarf worn as belt
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

This was my Easter Sunday church outfit! I usually go to (and volunteer at) Church Online. But for special occasions it's nice to go to an actual physical church building. Currently swimming lessons are stopping us from going regularly but I'll want to take the boys more often when they get bigger.

This is easily one of my favourite maxi dresses - it was a perfect pregnancy dress too, and is a dedicated nursing piece. With the denim jacket it was perfect for a morning at church, watching the boys eat chocolate eggs with lunch and then going out for dinner with the family.

Picked the scarf to wear as a belt as pastels are perfect for Easter, and I'd started to feel I was always wearing this maxi dress with a gold belt so wanted to change it up a little. I think the pink, lilac and aqua of the bag all worked really nicely together in this outfit.

Last worn: denim jacket, Ralph Lauren scarf, MEV nursing maxi dress, Balenciaga sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket for double denim, Ralph Lauren scarf and little black dress, MEV nursing maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant, Balenciaga sandals and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag and floral kimono.

More Pink Maxi Dresses Under $50:

What I wore:

denim jacket, Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | AwayFromTheBlue
SunniesRay-Ban new Wayfarers
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush (on sale, 44% off!)
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This was another church outfit! Wore this to go to a new church that a family friend had started up. It was their first time in a new building and it's kind of close to where we live so we wanted to go and support them on their first day.

Although this maxi dress is a bold and colourful choice on it's own, I decided to branch out a little and pair the mustard yellow micro Regan bag with it. A very colourful outfit for me, but one I really loved!

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, denim jacket (above), tropical print maxi dress, gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and skirt, tropical print maxi dress for the beach, gladiator sandals and denim shorts, mustard yellow bag and grey tees.

Denim Jackets Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

You don't have to reserve your maxi dresses for spring and summer! Wear them in autumn or any cooler day with a denim jacket for warmth and an easy, simple outfit. Perfect for the days when you're in a rush trying to get yourself and two toddlers organised and out the door.

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  1. Both such lovely outfits for church and I LOVE the second maxi dress you look amazing in that! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x

  2. Love the floral dress with the yellow bag, such a fun combo!

  3. These are both lovely looks - the colourful bags play so well with both dresses! I love the bright yellow bag with the floral maxi - well done! Happy weekend, my dear!

  4. These are both such beautiful maxi dresses that pair well with other colors! I like the aqua bag pairs so well with your pink dress! And adding another bright color to your floral dress worked out well. The yellow really compliments it!

  5. Maxis and really all dresses in general paired with a denim jacket is one of my favorite transitional outfits! It's a great way to get more use out of those light summer dresses :) I absolutely love the one with the tropical print! Best of luck to your friend's new church :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  6. I am a recent convert to a denim jacket and love it with dresses - both your outfits are perfection! The coloured bags are spot on.

  7. Love your wavy hair! Also- can't wait to see what autumn fashion looks like in your neck of the woods!

  8. I have a denim jacket that I have gotten a ton of wear out of as well. Definitely a classic piece and a great investment. You look great in yours with the maxi dresses. I remember you wearing that first one while you were pregnant, and that printed one is so fun! Perfect looks for church. We usually go to our church, but it is also available online and I was so grateful when Ivy was little to be able to watch online.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. It's really quite chilly here now, we had a couple of days of maxi dress weather and now it's definitely jeans and jumpers :( S was in Brisbane last week with work and he said it was lovely. I hope you're enjoying the new outfit possibilities a change in weather brings! I'm a big fan of the colourful dress and bag. It's such a happy outfit!

  10. I think the denim jackets are one of those ageless pieces. At least I hope so since we are doing a series on them in two weeks...ha ha!!

  11. both of these maxi dresses look amazing on you, I honestly can't say which one I like more. That denim jacket is very nice too. You look so pretty in both outfits.

  12. Denim jackets are a wardrobe staple and I adore both ways you've styled this cute one. Perfect look for Easter service.I love to attend Saturday evening service so my Sunday stays freed up. Maxis look great on you girl! The second one is bursting with colors, love!

  13. That denim jacket looks great with both maxi dresses Mica. Lovely layering my friend!

  14. I love Maxi dresses with a jean jacket! You're right, they can be worn through all the seasons and I love that about them!

    More to Mrs. E

  15. I love maxi dresses!!! I definitely need to invest in some more and I love the denim jacket layered over them! You look beautiful in both options! Thanks for sharing at the linkup!

    Trendy & Tidy

  16. Sadly, my denim jacket is something I've always neglected in my wardrobe and I have no idea why. Now that my wardrobe is very limited and our company has lightened up on the work place dress code, I might attempt to wear it over a dress or two.

  17. I love my denim jacket--I wear it all the time! It is perfect with dresses, it adds the perfect casual vibe. My church is always freezing cold so I always have to wear a jacket!

  18. You look beautiful! I love maxi dresses but I feel uncomfortable wearing them. It's like I've been wearing the same outfit for years,I usually wear what I feel comfortable with but you gave me motivation to change my style a little!

  19. My denim jacket took forever to find, I remember visiting many, many stores before finding the perfect one, its super old. Surely over 10 years and it has held strong !
    Whenever I see someone sporting theirs it reminds me that i need to wear mine more.
    Great looks Mica.


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