Friday, 30 March 2018

Knotted Maxi Dresses With Denim Jacket and Louis Vuitton Bag: Paddle Boarding On The Gold Coast

I have more maxi dresses in my wardrobe than any other type of dress, they are definitely my favourite! I wore maxi dresses below for two very different days, but the dresses worked perfectly both times. Maxi dresses just work everywhere!

What I wore:

knotted tie dye maxi dress with denim jacket petite beach style with LV neverfull | awayfromblue

denim jacket, rose gold beaded bracelet stack with Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull | awayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue Instagram tie dye maxi dress, lv neverfull and denim jacket
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Lovisa rose gold beaded bracelet stack
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

It was such a fun day out when I wore this. We had some family visiting who hadn't met the boys yet so it was incredible meeting up with them and introducing them! The extended family headed down to the Gold Coast, and went paddle boarding at Palm Beach. A rain shower arrived at the beach shortly after we did but it turned into such a sunny day, the boys had an amazing time meeting family and playing in the sand.

The neverfull bag is one I frequently take to the beach, although with the rain I did wish I'd picked a different bag. It was handy to have though, held everything I needed and had space to put my accessories in while I enjoyed the water and sand.

The knot in the maxi dress was perfect to stop the hem getting wet and dragging as I wore it on the sand. It's not the first time I've knotted this maxi dress. I like how it makes it look a little different when it's knotted.

When the skies started looking dark again, we packed up and headed out to have a BBQ at my cousin's place. As you can see in the video below, we left at just the right time! I quickly pulled my accessories out and put my jacket back on and felt suitably attired for a family BBQ on the back veranda in the rain.


Last worn: denim jacket, tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton neverfull bag.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and jeans, tie dye maxi dress for a party, Louis Vuitton neverfull bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in third trimester, tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, Louis Vuitton neverfull bag in second trimester.



Paddle Boarding On The Gold Coast - Family Vlog







What I wore:



Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: Lovisa silver love knitted heart pendant necklace
DressJayJays feather print maxi dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Not as casual a day out this time! I loved knotting the maxi dress above so much that I decided to do it again with this feather print maxi dress, which is on the longer side but I've still never had taken up.

Again with the denim jacket, although it stayed on much longer on this day as hubby and I had an appointment in the morning and most of the day was spent in the freezing aircon. No rain, even though I had my waterproof Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag instead of the neverfull tote I'd worn above. I kinda wish I'd taken the speedy to the beach and the neverfull to our appointment! I was glad of the denim jacket though, it was freezing in the aicon, and I needed it, even if I did take it off when we got outside.

Just like the first outfit, this denim jacket and dress combo has been worn together before, but I think if something works, why change it? I'm happy to keep rewearing combinations I like.


Last worn: bubblegum denim jacket (above), feather print maxi dress, studded sandals, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag.

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Perfect for pregnancybubblegum denim jacket in second trimester, feather print maxi dress in second trimester, studded sandals in third trimester, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere bag in third trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:

A denim jacket is a great layer to add to a maxi dress for autumn - or even spring! As well as coming in helpful to keep you cosy on a rainy day sitting out on the veranda, it works to take the chill off the aircon when you're sat inside for too long! Knotted dresses are a quick petite style hack that makes any dress a perfect length. Even if your maxi dress is the ideal length for you already, adding a knot to it changes up the look of the dress a little and makes it feel new - even if the rest of the outfit is all pieces you've worn together before.


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56 comments:

  1. Happy Friday Mica! A maxi is definitely universally flattering and cute. I adore how you knotted it to add a functional, cool and chic touch to the look. It also creates a peek of your cute sandals. Thanks always for the inspiration. Have a blessed weekend!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. Yes it's a great way to show of shoes too! :)

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  2. The idea of adding a knot looks perfect! Beach day with family sounds super fun! I wish we could hit the beach now but only Aussies can now, hehe

    Happy Easter to you and your family!
    How's Cooper?

    P.S. thank you for your comments on my blog, I always can't help but smile.

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    1. haha yes, beach weather for a lot of the year here! :)

      Coops is good now, thanks for asking! Your comments make me smile also :)

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  3. Knotting the hem of a maxi dress! What a smart idea (especially for the beach)! (Can you tell I never wear maxi dresses? Haha) The pattern of the second dress is so pretty. I’m a sucker for feathers :)

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    1. It is a nice way to change up a maxi!

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  4. I never think to knot maxi dresses but it's a great way to change their look slightly! As always, loving the prints! You have so many great printed pieces!
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    1. it's a nice idea to make something different!

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  5. What a gorgeous maxi dress and how beautifully you have styled it! I love the effortlessly gorgeous look you always go for! Glad to hear you had a great family time at Gold Coast and bbq!
    Greetings for the Good Friday and Easter Sunday!
    xx
    Real Girl Talks | Ankita Bardhan
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    1. Thank you! We had a nice Easter, hope you did too!

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  6. Paddle boarding is so fun! I like how you knot your maxi dresses it is something I might try doing because some of them can be pretty long.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a great hack for a dress that's a little too long!

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  7. I love the idea of knotting the maxi dress! What a great way to keep it up and out of the way. I'm going to have to try this with my ultra-long skirts and dresses this summer.

    I really love the dark blue/indigo dress on you - great cut and the fabric looks nice.

    Happy Easter to you and your family, my dear! Have a relaxing and fun long weekend!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! We had a great Easter. Would love to see how you knot your dresses and skirts!

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  8. I always love a jean jacket + dress combo, and both of these are fantastic. I especially love the print of that second dress, and the colors are so pretty! Paddle boarding sounds like so much fun!

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    1. It was a lot of fun! I'd love to do it again :)

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  9. Living someplace where the zircon is a regular thing must make dressing really hard. We rarely have air con here in Germany, as it never gets that hot, so at least I know if it is hot, it is hot everywhere!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. haha yes, it's strange to have an extra layer on such a warm day, but necessary sometimes!

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  10. Both maxi dresses look great on you, Mica! They look great with the denim jacket and knotting the hem is a great idea too! Happy Easter to you and your family! XXX

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    1. Thank you! We had a lovely Easter, hope you did too :)

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  11. Both of your maxi dresses are so pretty, and I really like your LV bags :)

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  12. Love a denim jacket + dress combo! I tried knotting a maxi dress once but the knot kept working loose and was super annoying!

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    1. Oh how frustrating! Have you tried a hair tie to keep it in place?

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  13. Both dresses are super cute, and the jean jacket works really well with them too! I can see why you took that tote to the beach, it honestly looks like a perfect beach bag! :) <3 Hope you're having a lovely and relaxing Easter weekend, thank you for sharing! xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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  14. U look wonderful. This dress is amazing.
    Great post, so lovely and interesting! Like it!
    Have a nice weekend dear friend! ♥

    Malefica

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  15. Hello Mica !!
    You're very creative, I never thought I'd wear the dress that way.
    Here we Catholics celebrate Easter Day. The family gets together and we pass the time in a fun way. I hope you have a holy Easter if you celebrate it, otherwise I wish you a wonderful weekend.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thank you Marisa. We had a lovely Easter, hope you did too.

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  16. Great vlog. You had great fun with your visiting extended family. I've never gone paddle boarding cos Im petrified of water but it looked fun. I love maxis and I LOVE the way you knotted yours. I must try that next time.


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    1. It was a lot of fun, maybe not if you have a fear of water though!

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  17. Dear Mica, no wonder you like maxi dresses that much - they are perfect for you and the idea to make a knot in the hem is very cool! Sometimes we choose the wrong bags, I know, but it was good you had all the accesoires in the neverfull bag to be dressed that perfectly for the BBQ on your cousin's veranda. I like also the second look and I can imagine how happy you were that you wore the denim jacket when you were in the cold rooms. And like you I rewear looks, too!
    Hopefully you will have wonderful Easter!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thanks Rena! I hope you had a nice Easter. I think everyone rewears looks that they love! :)

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  18. A denim jacket and maxi dress are perfect for those summer days where there's a slight chill in the air. I love the short sleeved maxis that you featured in this post.

    Happy Sunday!
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/step-in-style

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  19. I love doing knots with my maxis too! Love your picks dear, especially the 2nd dress. Really cute print, looks like a painting!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  20. Fantastic post, dear! Lovely outfit!
    Hugs ♥
    LIANA LAURIE

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  21. The maxi dress with a jacket looks good! However, the weather in BKK is too hot for layer now :(


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    1. Autumn here so it's cooling off just a little - and the denim jacket is great to throw on when it rains!

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  22. These are great vibrant dresses. I love tie my maxi dresses on the side. Adds a little statement for sure. You look wonderful and hope you're having a lovely Easter. :-)

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    1. Thank you, we had a lovely Easter, hope you did too!

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  23. This is a great idea and such a great way of making a summer maxi dress more spring appropriate. I don't have any denim jackets right now, but definitely plan on picking one up soon ready for when the weather changes! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend babe :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. A denim jacket is definitely a wardrobe essential for me!

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  24. That feather print and color combination are so pretty! Hope you are enjoying a lovely Easter weekend with your family Mica!

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    1. Thank you! We had a lovely Easter weekend, hope you did too!

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  25. Such a cute spring look! I love the maxi paired with the denim jacket!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  26. You always wear maxi dresses well. I love the knotted hem, especially on other people. I've only tried it once or twice. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. I just got back from a work trip last week so I was out from blogging. have a great new week. :)

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    1. Hope you had fun on your trip! We had a nice Easter weekend thanks!

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  27. I love how you knotted those two maxi dresses, it really gives them a fresh feel. Both of these maxi dresses look amazing on you btw. Beautiful outfits, I love them both!!!

    I wish you a fabulous week ahead!

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  28. I love the look of a knotted maxi dress Mica! It really looks good and a jacket is a very nice touch.
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  29. Air conditioning is the WORST!!! I'm always freezing too. Great looks and I love the jean jacket! I’d love for you to join our link up today!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

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  30. What a cute dress! Also, the way you knotted it is great.
    -D
    www.styledtour.blogspot.com

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  31. I love this bag and how to combine with the maxi dress! Good outfit! Kisses <3

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  32. Mica, I love the versatility of the maxi dress. I can see why it is a favorite in your wardrobe. This particular print is gorgeous and I think the idea of knotting it at the bottom is very practical.
    I also love the denim jacket.
    What a fun day at the beach!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks Elle! It really was a fun day!

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  33. The knot always adds a chic touch to the dress. I think you wear both of them very well.

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  34. I've knotted my maxi dresses before! It makes them more wearable, especially as a mom so your dresses aren't dragging on the floor. It works if you are on the shorter side like me and the dress is too long as well! Hope you are having a great week!

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    1. Yes, it's such a good petite hack, and mum hack! :)

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  35. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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