Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Difference between leather and canvas mini MAC bags and print mixing with kimonos

Printed kimonos are the best. I don't just wear them with plain pieces though. I have a lot of stripes in my wardrobe so I like to print mix by layering my kimonos over my stripes. Even if I didn't love one of these outfits as much as the other, they are both striped tanks with printed kimonos. And of course I accessorised with my Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bags.

What I wore: 

SAHM style mothers group meeting print mixing Jeanswest kimono stripe tank bermuda shorts silver bag | awayFromBlue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC bag | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram print mixing with jeanswest jamie kimono stripe tank bermuda denim shorts
JacketJeanswest Jamie printed kimono (on sale!)
Necklace: Zatini red pendant necklace
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Wore this out to my local Australian Breastfeeding Association group. While it was a hot and humid day, I felt this kimono was light enough to add a colourful layer. With the white and navy striped tank, it made sense to wear a blue kimono with it. I really liked this outfit, so simple and perfect.

The only thing I didn't like about this was the humidity - the meeting quickly turned from a planned discussion topic into sharing tips and tricks for surviving the heatwave with kids. Lots of good ideas, and sometimes it's just nice to hear that you're not alone and after weeks of stifling temperatures, other people are getting a bit stressed out too!

Kept the accessories simple with the shorter necklace and the silver mini MAC bag. This bag really goes with everything!


Last worn: printed kimono, striped tank, bermuda denim shorts, black Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and printed shorts, striped tank and leopard scarf, bermuda denim shorts and button up shirt, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC in capsule wardrobe.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC in thirs trimester.


Video Showing The Difference Between Leather and Canvas Mini MAC Bags:




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What I wore:

print mixing with distressed denim shorts, stripe bag and tank and pattern kimono | away from blue

JORD wood watch, bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram print mixing stripe tank kindness collective kimono
JacketThe Kindness Kimono 'Dream Catch Me' print
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
TankJeanswest 'Hannah' print tank in paradise pink multi
Shorts: Thrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagRebecca Minkoff striped coated canvas mini MAC in berry stripe

Why I wore it:

With it being Valentine's day and Lunar New Year, I had to wear a little bit of red. Picked this kimono as my newest item of clothing with some red in it, and wondered what top to wear it. This pink/red/coral brushstroke stripe tank hadn't been worn in a while (I last wore it when I was pregnant!) and I really liked it when I put the two side by side. The shorts were a new purchase, so perfect to wear for the new year.

Had to go for a red bag too, so I picked this little berry canvas stripe mini MAC bag. It's been a while since I wore this canvas mini MAC bag! I included the video above comparing the canvas and leather bags together. The canvas one is a little stiffer so not always the easiest to get my wallet in and out of!

When I tried it all on I wondered if it was too many prints all together, but I liked it enough to wear it out. Well to wear it to daycare drop off and pick up and work from home! Had mixed feelings about it after seeing the photos I took though. Don't hate it enough to class it as an outfit fail, but I probably won't wear the tank and kimono together again, it was all a little much. What do you think?


Last worn: printed kimono, brushstroke stripe tank, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff stripe mini MAC. First time I've worn the shorts as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and olive shorts, brushstroke stripe tank and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff stripe mini MAC and maxi skirt

Perfect for pregnancybrushstroke stripe tank in second trimester, stripe mini MAC in second trimester




How You Can Wear It:


Stripes are always a good place to start when print mixing, and adding a colourful kimono on top means you can take it off later if you change your mind about the pattern mix! A nice non-committal way to try a little bit of print mixing.


Linking up with Fashion File, Fabulous Friday, Weekend Wear, Flashback Fashion.



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52 comments:

  1. I love the second outfit, Mica! I love the way the stripes in your tank and bag complement each other. I love that kimono too and I think the outfit is a definite success: not at all too much! You are really good at pattern mixing, Mica! Hope you've been having a good week so far. XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! I'm glad you like it as I wasn't completely sure after seeing the photo!

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  2. I don't think there's too much going on in the second outfit since the tones are similar and somewhat muted.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! :)

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  3. Amazing is. You are beautiful <3 xoxo

    follow back dear ? <3

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  4. Great style as always. I love that silver mini mac. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  5. I love the way you never shy away from mixing prints, it's so refreshing and especially as I personally lean towards block-colours more often than not. Kimonos are such a great option for covering up even on hotter days of the year :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thanks Gabrielle :) I like to give things a try, even if it doesn't work out how I planned!

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  6. I like the second outfit because I'm a sucker for stripes!!
    Thank you for always stopping by! xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  7. Your kimono looks are always some of my favorites! I love the blue on blue look--they really go together so well! I love the tank and kimono in your second look, but I'm with you that maybe they're a lot together with the bag too. But I actually love that bag with the tank--the stripes really play off of each other so well. Have a great week Mica!

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    1. Thanks Shea! I think I'll need to try the bag and tank together at some point without the kimono! :)

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  8. Oooh those are cute! Of course, I'm partial to the pink one ;-)

    Liz
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  9. U look fantastic. Interesting!
    So lovely post darling, like it!

    Visit my blog, Malefica

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  10. I really love your kimono collection! You have one for every occasion and they're so simple for Summer layering!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. haha yes, I love my kimonos! :)

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  11. I feel the same about stripes although I don't own any Kimonos, I gave away the last one I had. The ones that I adore are so expensive and for me being so picky with prints, it's hard finding one I love. Your pattern mixing is beautiful!

    xo,
    Tania
    https://inspiremyfancy.com/

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    1. I got lucky - both of these kimonos were gifts! Otherwise I've had luck finding some on sale, so I hope that you can find your perfect one! :)

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  12. I love the first outfit, I am terrible at mixing patterns but this is one I think definitely works and I could even consider trying myself :O with that said, I also think the second outfit looks great. It's so cheerful! I don't think anything clashes or looks off. I'm not sure it'd be easy for a novice pattern mixer like me, but I think it looks great on you.

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    1. Thanks Rachel! The first one was definitely my favourite too, classic stripes look great next to so many prints. I think the second one with the not as clearly defined stripes on the tank and the extra print on the bag was a bit much.

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  13. Ooh, I love both of these outfits, and kudos to you, Mica, for stepping up your game, even in humidity. I hope it lessens for you soon.

    The second outfit is a masterful demonstration of pattern-mixing. The kimono, the reds, the stripes - well done!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! As someone who mixes prints so well it makes me happy to hear your verdict on the outfit :)

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  14. That outfit is so pretty!
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  15. I love that kimono!!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/dc-diaries-bullfrog-bagels/

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  16. Hi Mica! I'm kimono inspired! Both looks are super cute! The kimono adds a resort chic vibe to the look!

    Have blessed day

    Tiff
    Http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  17. I love your mixed patterns in both of these looks! Your kimonos are so pretty!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  18. I don't think I've owned a kimono but I always find them so pretty and cute. I love how they are great for layering and also lightweight so they're perfect for spring and summer months. Both outfits look really cute! Glad to hear your meeting turned into a discussion. It is always nice to hear you aren't alone and finding out way to go through it.

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Yes, sometimes even though there is no solution (the humidity continued!) it's good to know you aren't alone!

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  19. I think if I had to choose I would say I liked the canvas more with the kimono as it's more casual. I love them both though!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  20. I didn´t like the second outfit as much as I did the first one, but it was surely not a fail. Back when my son was still very small, we had a two weeks heatwave and I got really nervous about keeping him hydrated and was afraid he'd overheat while sleeping, I don't envy you with little kids living in such a hot climate.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yes it's so hard keeping the kids hydrated in summer, especially in a heatwave, everyone is cranky and annoyed! I couldn't handle the crazy cold weather you get though, I always worry if I've dressed the boys too warmly or not enough in winter!

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  21. Outfit davvero molto carini.. e tu sei bellissima!!! Buona giornata ❤️

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  22. What a sweet outfit, I wish we had such temperatures here!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  23. This look is very chic and everything compliments each other.
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  24. Ohh I really love this outfits!
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  25. Yes as you know i am a big fan of pattern mixing. And printed Kimonos are so pretty and I think you may need to invest in some Rebecca Minkoff stocks!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Haha yes, I do have so many of her bags!

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  26. Both bags are the cutest.
    I love it how you paired it with kimonos.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  27. I love the first look. That's such a cute kimono and looks fab with the black and white striped top!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  28. I really like how you pair prints together! The paintbrush tee is gorgeous and goes really well with your MAC bag! I think for Valentine's Day it was a great outfit!

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    1. Thanks Laura! It was fun for Valentine's day for sure! :)

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  29. Such a sweet simple look! Love your kimono dear. Really cute details.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  30. Kimonos are always such a great addition to any outfit, I like how you mixed them with printed tops!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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  31. I'm just like you, I wear my printed kimonos with a print top, don't know why. Maybe I'm just a little extra than I want to admit to ;) And please send me a little bit of heat wave!! Seeing you in summer attire is making me totally jealous.

    xo
    Mel

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    1. haha I'm sure you look great in your print mixing outfits! :)

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  32. Goodness, I just realised I haven't worn a kimono in, oh I don't know, over a year?? Seeing yours here (especially that Dream Catch me number) is making me truly rethink my sartorial choices :)

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    1. They are such a style staple for me, especially in the tropical weather here in Brisbane :)

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  33. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and honest feedback on my outfits! :)

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  34. You are so great at mixing and matching patterns, like you did in that second outfit. I love the bright top you wore under the kimono!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  35. I like stripes and prints combined and I love it when the colors are coordinated between.
    Very useful about mac mini and mini canvas. I was thinking to get mini canvas but not I will give more thought - I sometimes have issues with my wallet and leather mac

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  36. In that last particular look, I think you did well with the mixing. It works in my book.

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  37. I find leather easier to take care of. I loved both outfits. Nice bit of red for CNY.
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  38. I just love a floral kimono and striped tee combo! Two terrific ways to show how even super casual looks can still be stylish and cute! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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