Friday, 21 July 2017

Wrap Tops In Winter With Skinny Jeans, Converse and Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere

Although you don't seem to see wrap tops around on blogs as often now, I still love the style and I especially love how breastfeeding friendly they are! If you're on a budget it's better to buy a regular wrap top instead of paying the high price for a special 'breastfeeding brand' wrap top. They are the same product.

While wrap tops are nice to wear, they are a little plain so I added a print to my outfit for a little something extra.

What I wore:

stripe duster, nobody denim siren skinny jeans, converse, wrap top, LV speedy daycare orientation outfit | AwayFromBlue

crook of arm Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Kmart striped maxi cardigan
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Abacus teething necklace in pop
TopDorothy Perkins 3/4 sleeve wrap top
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (C/O, on sale!)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this as I wanted something nice and comfortable and practical for Baby Boy's orientation day at day care. It basically means I get to spend the day there with him getting him used to the room and the routine so it's not a big shock for him when I go back to work. It was fun, although I did end up covered in pasta sauce. Better than toddler T's orientation day where my shirt got ruined!

As I was going to be inside all day, I just needed a light layer so this striped duster cardigan was perfect.

I did regret adding the silicone teething necklace to this outfit though. I thought it would comfort Baby Boy to have it to play with if he got upset and needed cuddles, but I underestimated exactly how attractive the bright beads are to babies! Lots of the other kids at daycare tried to grab it a few times, oops.

Was nice wearing this wrap top again as it had been packed away with my winter things. While it's sold out in blue as this is from last year, it's still available in red.


Last worn: striped duster, blue wrap top, Nobody Denim skinny jeans, Converse, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere.

Other ways to wearstriped duster and chambray dress, blue wrap top and maxi skirt, Nobody Denim skinny jeans in spring, Converse and printed dress, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: striped duster and maternity shorts, Converse for a weekend trip in second trimester, speedy bandouliere and maternity pencil skirt.



More Wrap Tops Under $50:





The Nordstrom Sale has some wrap tops too!




What I wore:

sass & bide printed jeans, converse, grey wrap tee blue mac and scarf | AwayFromBlue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | AwayFromTheBlue
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs bright blue stole
TeeAtmos&Here Nile wrap front jersey tee
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Unfortunately, the meeting we had planned for this morning was cancelled after the other person had been up all night with an unwell teething baby and slept through their alarm. I've done that a few times myself! Decided to spend the time grocery shopping instead since we were all up and ready. Not as exciting, but a good way to use the free time we suddenly had.

A few more layers with this wrap top as I was going outside and winter weather is definitely here in Queensland. Added the cobalt scarf for a bit of colour and to cover up the v shaped neckline and keep my chest cosy. Because I added the blue scarf, I wore my blue mac as well. I really liked this combination and it was a good way to add some colour to an otherwise monochromatic outfit with the grey wrap top and printed jeans.


Last worn: navy mac, cobalt scarf, grey wrap tee, Sass & Bide printed jeansConverse (above), Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere (above).

Other ways to wearnavy mac and burgundy, cobalt scarf and maxi skirt, grey wrap tee with leopard print, Sass & Bide printed jeans and teal henleyConverse and purple jeans, Louis Vuitton speedy bandouliere and printed dresses.

Perfect for pregnancy: Converse and maxi skirt in first trimester, speedy bandouliere and maternity wrap dress.


How You Can Wear It:



The usual fashion advice is to not buy into trendy pieces. However, like these wrap tops, if the trend is something that works for you and your lifestyle, go for it! Trends are a fun way to try something different, and you could find yourself with a new favourite style. Most trends (like off the shoulder) I let pass me by but wrap tops are so perfect for breastfeeding I just had to buy 3 of them!

I'm going to continue to wear these tops in the years to come, even if they aren't the trendy thing any more, as they work for me. As a very wise and stylish lady once said: wear it because you love it, not just because it's what's 'in' at the moment.





In case you have missed every other blogger posting about it, the Nordstrom sale has now opened to the public so anyone can shop it! That includes those of us in Australia.


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50 comments:

  1. Love that bag so much <3

    Take care,
    Rizuna from A Well-dressed Nerd

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  2. I actually like wrap tops and usually layer them with camisoles. But I would love to layer it with a cardigan to for fall. By the way I love the cardigans you featured especially the one from Kmart. So thank for the fall inspiration because I now have a look I can wear when fall actually comes!

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    1. Glad my winter weather gave you some fall outfit ideas! :)

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  3. Same as wrap dresses I think wrap tops are always on trend, even more if they serve a purpose !!!
    Oh wow, this means you're going back to work soon, does this mean work wear will be back ?

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    1. Yes, the return of work wear! :)

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  4. I love wrap tops too! I think they are making a comeback (I want to believe they are making a comeback anyway!)
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    1. haha yes, comeback or not I plan to keep wearing them!

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  5. Ooh orientation at daycare! Does that mean you're going back to work soon? (Sorry, I am WAY behind on my blog reading here!) If so, good luck, I'll be thinking about you! Love both of these looks and how you added patterns to make them fun and funky :)
    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks Shea! it's crazy how fast maternity leave comes to an end - even after extending it!

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  6. I'm not much of a wrap tops fan but I loved your looks! You look amazing!!

    she-loves-clothes.blogspot.com

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  7. I don't own any wrap tops and neither do I have wrap dress. I don't know why though as I love the looks of them. I'm trying to wear more dress this year so maybe I'll finally get one for myself.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  8. I love a good wrap top! You styled yours beautifully!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  9. What cute wrap tops, which are so perfect for nursing! I also love those pants you're wearing in the second outfit, they look so good on you! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  10. love this post! i hope you're having an amazing day!

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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  11. Love this! I wish I found Converse more comfortable, because I love the look. I'm struggling to rip the insole out so I can put my orthotics in, LOL

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    1. haha hope you can find a more foot-friendly alternative!

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  12. haha That teething necklace was really a winner!! Hope you're having a great weekend! (Before I emailed you this morning [here], I had to look up what time it was in Australia because I wasn't sure it was Saturday!)

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  13. I love these blues and the styling here!

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  14. Absolutely wear something that you love, even if it's not "on trend"! Wraps tops are timeless I think, and they are so good for breastfeeding. I love that you've featured Cons in both of these outfits, perfect Mum shoes!

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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  15. Wraps are versatile and nice to have and I like how you style this wrap top.

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  16. Wrap tops are so flattering and generally a really lovely piece to throw on with jeans. And even better that they are handy to Mums too! I'm glad you had a good time at your son's orientation day - it's crazy, I remember when you were pregnant with him!

    Musings & More

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    1. Yes, time just flies by, it's crazy!

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  17. Hi Mica! I own 2 wrap tops and one is sleeveless. I feel wrap tops transcends time and trend. Both of your looks are beautiful! Have a blessed week!

    Tiff
    Http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  18. You make such a great point about wrap tops being good for breastfeeding and not any different that a specified breastfeeding top! I think as soon as companies put labels like nursing friendly, maternity, bridal, or some other specialty on them, they can increase the price by double! By buying other pieces that are virtually the same thing without the specialty label, you can save so much money and still look cute!

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    1. Yes, so true! It's amazing the bargains you can find when you look outside of standard nursing wear!

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  19. Love these looks - I've never tried wearing any wrap tops before but they are super cute

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  20. I think I own one or two wrap dresses but I don't own any wrap tops, I think they are not so easy to find in the shops here. Have a lovely week Mica xx

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Hope you saw some of the nice options online I linked in the post :)

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  21. That makes a lot of sense! Thank you for the tips - I will keep this in mind for when I have children!

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  22. Love how you styled your wrap tops! I definitely agree about wearing something you love, even if it's not "on trend". I feel like the wrap top is actually pretty classic and I'm sure you'll be able to wear these for years to come!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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  23. Wrap tops ae cute, and good for layering with tee shirts! I've got a cute pale pink jumper that's fab with a different coloured tee underneath. x Love your bag too.. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  24. What a great idea for breastfeeding. I will be feeding my new baby at the beginning of next year and will definitely look into one of these rather than the expensive especially designed tops!

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    1. Much more cost-effective this way! Although I do love the dedicated nursing pieces I have, I only have 2 of them, ha!

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  25. Love your bag.
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  26. I like the shirt and with my Step Daughter just having her baby and Breast Feeding him I will share this article with her and see if she would like for me to get her a couple of these shirts. Have a great day.

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    1. Congrats to your step daughter! :) I'm glad this post could be useful for you and her :)

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  27. I love the wrap tops on you! Too cute!

    Thank you so much for joining On Mondays We Link-Up!

    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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  28. I love wrap tops! I'm not breastfeeding anymore but I love the shape and drape they have!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  29. I love your outfits! Especially the accessories! I wish I'd gotten more wrap tops when my little one was still breastfeeding. #mummymondays

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    1. The great thing is you can continue to wear them afterwards too! :)

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  30. I love a good wrap top and actually consider it more classic than trendy. The blue is so pretty on you! Hadn't crossed my mind about the concenice with breastfeeding! What a nice added bonus!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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  31. Love the wrap top but I love the Chucks more! I've always been a sucker them.

    Thanks for linking up to #MummyMondays at https://allmumsaid.com.au

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  32. wrap tops look great on you mica! i'm laughing about the teething necklace incident. LOL the other children loved it to and I bet the mom's wanted to know where to get one. glad everything went well.
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    1. haha yes, it's just a little too attractive for toddlers!

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  33. I love the look of wrap tops! As soon as I lose about 20lbs (dieting now) that is the first clothing item I am buying!

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    1. Good luck with your dieting plans!

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  34. Love the look of a wrap top.

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  35. You have a beautiful blog here. The outfit is well put together, you can never go wrong with skinny jeans and converse.

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  36. Thanks all for your lovely comments! Glad I could share the awesomeness of wrap tops with you :)

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