Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Maxi Dresses For The Weekend With Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

The best thing about the warm summer weather continuing into autumn in Brisbane is being able to wear pretty maxi dresses like these without any layers.  I wore these dresses to two very different activities over the weekend, but they worked perfectly for each occasion.

What I wore:

second birthday party hostess outfit tropical coral maxi dress layered accessories | away from blue

beaded bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram birthday party hostess outfit kmart tropical print coral maxi dress
EarringsA Little Bit of North blue mandala earrings (giveaway prize, close up photo)
NecklacesDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace layered with For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace and Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Lovisa rose gold beaded bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
Nail PolishOPI Russian Navy


Why I wore it:

Wore this to celebrate Baby Boy's second birthday. It's crazy to think my youngest is 2 years old now! While his birthday was earlier in the week, we like to have a party on the weekend for them so friends and family can enjoy the celebrations too.

I'll be honest here, the bag was mainly for show! I had my keys, phone and wallet in it so I could locate everything quickly and easily during the party, but I rarely wore it all day. Even though I went with gold and rose gold with my necklaces and bracelets, I think the silver mini MAC still worked.

To make this maxi dress outfit a little more dressed up for the party, I took the time to curl my hair in the morning, layered my necklaces to add a few more accessories than normal, and wore my pretty statement earrings. I love these but have to wear them sparingly as they are big and colourful and so tempting for the boys to pull on, haha!

It was such a fun party, and it was so good celebrating our little one turning two.


Last worn: tropical print maxi dress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to weartropical print maxi dress layered for winter, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in third trimester.


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Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bags:






What I wore:

tie dye maxi dress with green beaded statement necklace and silver mini MAC bag | away from blue

silver bracelet stack and Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC Bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram tie dye maxi dress lazy sunday outfit simple accessories
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC
Nail PolishOPI Russian Navy


Why I wore it:

After a really busy week, I had pre-booked a massage as I knew I'd need something to help me unwind at the end of the week! It was a really relaxed Sunday, grocery shopping, a massage, then lounging around a lot playing with all the new toys Baby Boy got the day before.

With the silver mini MAC bag against the grey dress, the outfit felt a little plain, so I added the colourful green beaded statement necklace. I really liked this outfit combination!

You might notice I've been wearing this maxi dress a lot recently - I'm aiming to hit 30 wears on it so whenever I'm considering wearing a maxi dress I think of this one first. It's at 23 wears so far and it would be nice to hit 30 this year.


Last worn: tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas (above), Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag (above).

Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress in winter, silver mini MAC bag and metallic tee.

Perfect for pregnancytie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag in second trimester.


Similar Maxi Dresses Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:


Maxi dresses are great weekend options as they are fuss free outfits, especially when paired with a classic bag that goes with everything. They also tend to work well for busy days or more relaxed days - they never look over or under dressed. A classic weekend wardrobe must have!


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71 comments:

  1. You wear maxi dresses so well, Mica! I especially love the colours in the first one and those earrings are gorgeous! The waves in your hair are so pretty too! It's great that you took time for yourself to have a massage after being so busy. Hope you're having a great week so far! XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! It was definitely needed after a busy week!

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  2. You look amazing in maxi dresses! Love that print on you. Random question but are you petite?

    Liz
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  3. Happy birthday Baby Boy! I can't believe he is 2... wow the time really flies! That floral maxi dress is so pretty on you, and I love your hair! I'm trying to grow mine out again and can't wait until I can wear it curled like that--so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Shea! I wish I could curl it more often but it's hard to find the time! It is crazy to think my baby is 2 now!

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  4. Both look really good ! and I am envious of the well deserved massage. Last one I had left me aching, i think it was not properly done.

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    1. Oh how frustrating :( I hope you weren't in pain too long - at least you know not to go back there!

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  5. Hi Mica! I don't think I've ever met anyone else who had as many maxi dresses and wore and paired them with such confidence!! Even if it's for show, I can identify myself with the fact of wearing maxi dresses with mini-clutches and tiny bags. I don't know, they make such contrast!

    Hope you had a nice week so far.
    Best,

    Amanda
    www.somethingfashion.es

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    1. Thanks Amanda - I love my maxi dresses!

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  6. Hi very cute dresses! As always you accessorized beautifully. Good luck with hitting 30 wears! It's an awesome way to maximize your wardrobe.

    Have a blessed rest of the week

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm really motivated to hit that number with more products this year!

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  7. I love the floral maxi - it's so vibrant and fun! Also having a massage for the end of the week sounds amazing. Don't you wish that could just be a standing weekly appointment?
    http://iamchiconthecheap.com

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    1. Oh yes, I'd love a regular appointment like that! Heaven!

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  8. Ahh I can't believe your little one is already 2! Time really flies!
    I really love that maxi dress with the florals! So tropical and pretty!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  9. Ohhh I love these maxi dresses! So pretty for spring/summer!

    -Emily | www.East91Blog.com

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  10. I love both of the maxi dresses! The floral one is my favorite.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  11. Gosh, can't believe your little one is 2! When did that happen?? Love that first maxi dress - it's really lovely on you - and I'm glad you took some extra "you" time to both curl your hair, and to have a massage!

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    1. haha yes, it's crazy to think my baby is 2! Me time is so important, it was nice to have a little pampering!

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  12. Maxi dresses really look good on you. I can't choose a more favorite maxi dress between the two because they both look good on you in different ways. The first one kind of has this light and carefree feel in it, while the second one can pass of as something you can wear for a party.

    And can I just say that I love how you write stories about how your day went when you wore your outfits? Thanks for brightening our day, Mica! :)


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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    1. Thanks so much Gelleesh! I'm so glad you enjoy the post formats!

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  13. I love maxi dresses and I wear them a lot in spring and summer!! Floral dresses are my weakness, I want them all!!! They are comfortable and airy and you can wear them from day to night!!! You look amazing in both dresses Mica!

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  14. I am always attracted to Red for some reason and this one's a lovely print on red base. You look cute!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/yellow-a-perfect-summer-color/

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    1. Thanks! It's actually coral, but either way I agree with you it's a lovely print and colour combination! :)

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  15. I hope your little boy had a wonderful birthday! You look amazing as usual, I really like maxi dresses.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  16. Hello Mica!
    You did very well in doing a different hairstyle for the party, it's always good to change from the daily routine. You look great with these maxi dresses, I personally like the first one, I also understand you the small bags can't carry everything a woman needs ahahhah

    Here we continue with a lot of rain and I can't photograph and I don't have looks saved in the computer file anymore, I only have one !!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. I hope the rain stops for you soon so you can get some photographs taken! :)

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  17. Happy Birthday to your little one! Crazy that he is two already! I love the two different hairstyles with the maxi dresses. Maxi dresses are the best! And I love how the bag goes with both outfits! I hope you are feeling better soon!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Thank you, I am feeling much better! :)

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  18. Both maxi dresses are lovely! Your hair and accessories are also beautiful! Ooh happy birthday to your little guy too! My, how time flies right?

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  19. Love to see your selection of maxi dresses and you wear them so well. I do hope you'll stop over to my blog and join the #chicandstylish #linkup Hun. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  20. Good for you for getting yourself a massage. It's so important to take care of ourselves--and that is truly self love!!
    The dresses are so fabulous...a perfect way to be casual yet look nice!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes, it's so important to have me time, and a massage is the most luxurious way to do so I think!

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  21. Awh how sweet is your little doggy! And that first red dress is stunning, I love the print! And of course I always love your Mini MACS! Happy Thursday, Mica! xx.

    Raindrops of Sapphire


    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  22. Happy birthday to your little guy! I think the mixed metals was beautiful and both dresses were beautiful too!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  23. That red dress with floral print is so lovely. It looks great on you. How nice you wore it for your youngest son's 2nd birthday party! I can't believe he is already two. Time really flies, doesn't it?

    The second maxi dress is very pretty as well. I think it looks perfect with that silver bag. So great you are aiming for 30 wears with that maxi dress, it seems like a very versatile piece. I might start counting my wears for some clothing items as well. It might be a good idea and a fun challenge.

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    1. The 30 wears challenge is a lot of fun, hope you enjoy it! :)

      ANd yes, time flies, I can't believe he is 2 already!

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  24. I can't believe that first maxi dress is from Kmart. It super cute. Hope your son had a great birthday.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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    1. Kmart have some really cute pieces! It's so hard not to pick up something for myself too when I'm shopping in there for the boys, haha!

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  25. Can't wait until it's warm enough to wear maxi dresses here. Have a great weekend ahead. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. While I'm waiting for it to cool down here, haha!

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  26. That first dress is THE perfect summer dress, love the vibrant color and it looks comfortable and breathable! I love the bag with it as well. Your hair looks so pretty curled! I love the other dress as well and you have such a cute baby bump in some of those pink maxi photos!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie! It's a stunning dress!

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  27. Happy belated birthday to your baby boy! How wonderful it was such a great party and the outfit you wore was definitely perfect. Love you with the curled hairs and I'm not surprised that afterwards you need some relaxation and you did it right to have that massage!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thanks Rena! Yes, the massage was a great way to unwind after the busy week!

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  28. You look cute n all but your dog behind you stole your shine! How adorable

    aprilbasi.com

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  29. That first maxi dress is my favorite of yours I think! I love the color and how fun to celebrate his second birthday. Time flies! Makes me realize how long we have been following each other.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Yes, it's been a few years now!

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  30. Wonderful! Maxi dresses are so beautiful!!

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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  31. I can't wait until it is warm enough to pull out some of my maxi dresses! They are so cute and easy to wear! Your hair looks beautiful on the first outfit! When I have time I like to curl my hair like that, but I rarely have time anymore! Haha! Hope you are having a good week!

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    1. haha yes! I wish I could do it more often, but it does take a lot of time!

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  32. What pretty dresses! That bag is perfect!

    We're finally getting some spring weather around here, but then it's supposed to snow this weekend!!

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    1. Hope the snow stays away and spring properly arrives for you soon!

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  33. What a fabulous floral dress that you wore for the party. I love the extra layers of necklaces. Happy birthday to baby boy who is now two years old! My youngest is almost 28. Time flies. I hope you are feeling better and have a wonderful weekend !
    Fabulous maxi dresses and styling!
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    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. You definitely don't look old enough to have a 28 year old!

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  34. Happy belated birthday to baby boy! Wow time flies! You look so pretty - I especially love your curled hair! And the orange floral dress is a stunner!
    --Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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  35. I really love that orange red floral maxi. It's gorgeous on you!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thanks! It's coral but I think it looks different colours on different screens!

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  36. You have such a great collection of maxi dresses. These are all so nice, and I love seeing all of your different hairstyles in the collage!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  37. You have such lovely maxi dresses! The colors in the first one are stunning. I'm looking forward to wearing my maxi dresses again...

    Have a great weekend!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  38. You always wear the cutest maxi dresses! I really like the pink floral dress. Seriously Cannot believe your baby is two! Goodness, where did the time go... Thanks so much for linking up, Mica!

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    1. Yes, the time has flown by! I can't believe he's 2 already either!

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  39. Maxi dress look adorable on you! Love all the ways to wear that pink one, specially with your bumb :) Happy 2nd birthday to your little, time goes by too quickly!!
    Thanks for linking up

    xo
    Mel

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  40. Thanks all for your lovely comments - Baby Boy had a wonderful birthday :)

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  41. Happy Belated Birthday to your second son! Wow! Time really flies. I remember when he was born. Amazing!
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