Friday, 24 November 2017

Tiered Boho Dresses and Rebecca Minkoff Aqua Mini MAC Bag (With The Best Black Friday Sales!)

Outfits and of course some black friday sales!

Ever since impulse buying a tiered floral print maxi dress last year, I've been a fan of tiered dresses. If it's got an extra layer or ruffle I'm admiring it! With my 7 months without shopping at the start of the year I've been pretty good and not gone overboard with buying everything I see, but couldn't resist adding a couple more dresses to my collection now I'm shopping again!

What I wore:


studded gladiator sandals, Zaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger | Away From Blue

mustard floral ruffle dress Zaful statement sleeves with aqua mini MAC Rebecca Minkoff Bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram twirl swing dress Zaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger
DressZaful floral print ruffle hem dress in ginger (new purchase)
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Fell in love with this dress on Ruth's blog. Thought about it for a while and then Zaful had a free shipping sale so I went for it. After waiting 4 weeks it finally arrived.

As I've had experience with these kinds of store before, I knew what to expect. I checked the sizing carefully, and knew it would be a while before it arrived. As I'd seen real life photos on Ruth's blog I knew I'd get what I ordered, so didn't worry about that. Apart from being a little unsure it was worth the $30 I paid (after spending months not buying anything) and a lot of time cutting off loose threads, this dress really grew on me. It gets compliments everywhere you go and lets me try out a few trends at once with the tiers, ruffles, statement sleeves, floral print and victorian collar.

The statement sleeves are fun but of course got wet and caught in a door. Not the most practical choice for life with toddlers! I wore this for a day out where there was less food prep and cleaning at home to try avoid getting the sleeves dirty. I had a rare morning to myself shopping the 'fill a bag for $2' sale at the local opshop and then a parade through the city with the boys and lunch before a quiet afternoon at home, with the in-laws over for dinner in the evening.

I found this length okay for life with two toddlers, the swing style means it doesn't ride up as you walk which is good, and even babywearing didn't pull the dress up and make it feel too short. Was nice and light for a hot day too.


Last worn: Rebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC. First time I've worn the dress as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wear: floral ruffle dress at a theme parkRebecca Minkoff gladiator sandals and denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: mini MAC and third trimester bump.


Tiered Dresses Under $50:







What I wore:

blush pink boyfriend blazer with little black tiered aztec print kmart dress spring outfit | awayfromblue

Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram blush blazer with little black tiered dress for spring
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I'd planned this outfit for a work from home day, and as usual laid out the outfit the night before. However in the morning I realised as soon as I woke toddler T up he wasn't going to be able to go to daycare as he was unwell, so I called out of work and we had a quiet day together with a doctor's appointment for him in the morning and then Baby Boy's specialist appointment in the afternoon.

Wore this pink blazer as I wanted a little something to cover my shoulders in the cooler morning, although I didn't need it in the heat of the day. This is one of those outfits I've worn just because of seeing something on another blog. I was reading Lorena's blog and she was inspired by Gemma from Jacquard Flower to wear her pink blazer, which made me realise I needed to give mine a wear again, and so this outfit was the result. I definitely get a lot of outfit ideas and inspiration from blogs even if I don't recreate the outfit exactly (stripes, jeans and pink blazer was the original inspiration!).

Last wornblush blazer, Aztec print dress, gladiator sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC (above).

Other ways to wear: blush blazer and skinny jeans, Aztec print dress and ankle bootsgladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: blush blazer in third trimestermini MAC in second trimester.




More Tiered Dresses Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:


Dresses are so easy to throw on for spring. Picking a dress with extra details like a fun print, tiers, ruffles, statement sleeves or even all of the above can make your simple dress outfit feel a little more special. Even with the same accessories, the details on each of these dresses are so different it seems like a completely new outfit even though it's exactly the same formula.




Best of the Black Friday Sales!


A few of my top picks from the Black Friday sales that are live right now.

20% off orders of $200+ 
25% off orders of $500+
30% off orders of $800+
I recommend buying lots of pressies here to maximise discounts, check out their gift options!

Incredible savings!
I recommend: $100 shoes for $15?! Yes please!

30% off at The Iconic for Black Friday

I recommend getting a pretty dress for you to wear at Christmas or New Years!

20% off everything in ASOS Black Friday sale!

I recommend doing some Christmas present shopping, lots of cute and fun options!

Use discount code 'BLACK25' for 25% off orders over $100, for up to 70% off already reduced items!
I recommend picking up yourself a cute bag for Christmas, and maybe one for your bestie!




Linking up with weekend wear, flashback fashion, passion for fashion, friday faves, shoe and tell, mix it monday, hello monday.



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60 comments:

  1. I love the first dress so much, def gonna wear it to the holiday if I have a chance! Happy weekend lady!


    http://www.thequinoxfashion.com/

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  2. Such a pretty boho dresses.
    I'm hoarding with it this time.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

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  3. I love the first dress, totally my style and I added it on my cart. I love floral dresses and this one would be a lovely addition to my wardrobe. Happy Friday Mica xx

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm in love with your yellow tiered dress, this is so perfect for summer. Nice that you paired it with studded sandals too, so brilliant. Hope you have a fun weekend dear!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Thanks! These sandals go with everything! :)

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  5. Love your outfit, the yellow dress is my favorite, thank you for sharing, you look gorgeous!!!

    xxx

    www.modelonamission.com

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  6. These dresses are so pretty. I love the yellow one.
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  7. Happy Friday! I absolutely love the yellow floral dress! ...such a happy and cute look!
    It's cooling off here...finally feelslike autumn. Enjoy the beautiful weather and have a blessed weekend!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  8. I am just in love with that yellow tiered dress and I am sure it was worth the wait. Yellow is such a trendy color this fall, but also works for the summer!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. I love that floral dress! Great color and the print is just enough. Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear, have a great weekend

    xo
    Mel

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  10. That yellow floral dress is pretty darn cute, although I'm the opposite with ruffles, haha--the plainer the better for me! :)

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  11. the yellow dress looks perfect on u! cant believe u can still wear flowy dresses in this kinda weather :o

    VVEEKEND 101

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    1. haha, it's summer here in Australia! :)

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  12. Love the tiered dresses you wore. My favorite is the ginger one with this statement sleeves but I can understand how difficult it could be to wear around toddlers. Once I used tiny rubber bands and made the sleeves a little bit shorter and that helped. Since this is such a pretty dress, that might be an option to try. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks Elle, that's a great tip for me to try! :)

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  13. This style suits you so well - and that mustard one is definitely one of this season's must-haves, I am seeing it pop up in a lot of places!

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    1. It is such a popular dress! :) I only got it after seeing it on another blogger, haha!

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  14. wow this is super cute! love the outfit as a whole!
    Isabelle
    www.isabelleelli.blogspot.com

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  15. I absolutely love the mustard color dress!! It suits you so well!!
    New follower!!

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  16. Love this style!

    Mihaailo / mihaailo.blogspot.com

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  17. love your boho dresses ^^ u look so lovely

    torichux3.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the dresses, especially the yellow one. So pretty

    http://www.michellespaige.com

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  19. I had a tiered dress phase before! Love em :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  20. Loving the color of that RM, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  21. Wonderful dresses and I love your RM bag *_*

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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  22. I'm in love with your yellow dress!! I'm not sure where you are from but you're so lucky too be able to be wearing cute dresses like these. I'm so jealous haha <3

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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    1. haha thank you! I'm in Brisbane, Australia, so it's summer here! :)

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  23. The tiered dress looks so fab on you:) That colour with the the bag is just perfect. I've heard of Zaful but never really shopped there. Thanks for sharing your experience, Mica. And I also love how you wore that blazer in the last outfit:)

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    1. Yes, it was pleased with my first time shopping there!

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  24. i love the 2nd dress so much and i think the way you put the outfit together is elegantly done.so classy! :)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net

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  25. This dress is a great choice Mica, very versatile and it definitely has a bit of the wow factor we all look for in a floral dress. It suits you really well! I hope toddler T is feeling better now, dear. Lots of love from England,

    Saida | She talks Glam

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    1. Thank you, he was feeling better quite quickly! :)

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  26. I think I need to get into the whole blazer thing. I've never got past jackets being for work only! Yours looks so nice over that dress, and as you say great for the in between seasons where temperatures can be so changeable.

    I totally spaced on the black friday thing. Probably for the best!

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    1. Having them in casual fabrics really helps! :)

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  27. That first dress has it all! It looks so lovely on you. I love how Cooper can't help but get in on the action!

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  28. love these two dresses but the floral ginger dress is my my fave on you <3 it looks so relaxed and effortlessly stylish :)

    http://www.pinkoolaid.com/

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  29. Dear Mica, no wonderful you got that many compliments for the yellow patterned dress! How good you finally bought it. I have a dress with a similar cut from Ganni and I also love this dress a lot! Hopefully Toddler T is recovered now and I like also the outfit you wore on that day - you translated the inspirations you got in a fantastic way!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thank you, he recovered quite quickly! :)

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  30. It's so cool when we get inspired from other bloggers - your pink blazer reminds me of mine! I adore that yellow dress on you, Mica - great purchase!

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    1. Yes, it's great to get inspiration from blogging! :)

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  31. Love that Zaful dress on you. Such a beautiful print and color. Thanks for sharing those sales I'm not in need of anything although J. Crew is tempting me, what's on your list?

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. I didn't get anything from black Friday but I did pick up quite a couple of things on Cyber Monday, haha!

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  32. I absolutely love the colour of that dress for this season! And your dog is going to need to stand still next time. He has a cute butt, but I bet his face is cuter!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. haha yes he doesn't always like to pose for photos!

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  33. My personal favorite is the Zaful dress, but I might be a bit partial ;)

    So glad you like the fit because it looks so gorgeous on you!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  34. that first dress is so cute! I really like the colour!

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  35. Ooh I love that yellow dress on you!! It is so pretty. I totally get that it's not the most practical of options, but sometimes you need something that makes you feel pretty :)

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    1. Yes, always good to have pretty pieces even if slightly impractical! :)

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  36. I absolutely adore the tiered look on you Mica! It looks fantastic on you. It's wonderful the inspiration you get from reading blogs. I've learned so much from others. It's a great feeling. Both dresses look awesome on you.
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    1. I do learn so much from blogs too! :)

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  37. The mustard flower print dress look really, really good ! I think that with the sleeves issue you can roll them up with a rubber band so they stay in place and dont get in the way.

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    1. I will need to try that, Elle suggested that too! :)

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  38. You look so good in the yellow, floral dress! The color is so perfect for fall, and is such a good look for you. I could totally see myself wearing this!
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

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  39. I do love that mustard dress Mica! I've shied away from buying it though as I don't think a dress in mustard would suit me... although I did recently buy a mustard top! Tiered dresses are so forgiving and flattering - there should be more styles like it!

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. I love your mustard top! I think tops in bold colours are easier to wear than dresses sometimes :)

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  40. I love the color mix orange with this minty green. it looks great.

    xx ♡
    www.moniacagnazzo.com

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  41. Mica that yellow dress is gorgeous! I love the pattern of it and how it goes with the bag! Very pretty!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  42. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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