Tuesday, November 27, 2012

French Connection Blue Paisley Printed Dress, Silver Flats, Marco Tagliaferri Bag

Here's what I wore to go to a training course today:
SunniesBlack sunglasses with grey tinted lenses C/O Firmoo
Necklace: Sterling silver monogram necklace C/O MyNameNecklace.com.au
Bracelets: the usual plus Mimco punklove chain wrist bracelet in grey
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesRubi primo ballet flats in silver
Bag: Marco Tagliaferri first generation birk bag in navy from HGBags Online

Close up of accessories and bag:

Had to wear "business casual" for a training course today. I left it to the last minute to check the dress code so spent a bit of time last night trying on a few outfits to wear. I always want to make a good impression on external training courses, but at the same time I didn't want to look too dressed up if everyone was wearing jeans. After about half an hour I was having no luck picking clothes so skipped that step and picked a bag instead.

This Marco Tagliaferri bag is perfect for fitting in notes and presentation packs that you accumulate on courses, plus anything else that arises. Once I had the bag, I ended up picking out this blue dress to compliment it in a few minutes. Sometimes it pays to pick accessories first! I'm much better at picking a bag for an occasion than I am picking out an outfit. ;)

How do you get dressed for events? Do you pick accessories first or last?


The sunnies were last worn here, dress here, shoes here and bag here.

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17 comments:

  1. Accessories are usually an after-thought for me. Maybe if I had as many bags as you I would be the same though lol

    ladybear.me

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  2. That bag is quite amazing! I love it and love that you found it in navy! The dress is so pretty and looks great on you!! I had to laugh that you picked out the bag first and then the dress. I like to pick shoes first lol!

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  3. Cute dress! I personally always wear a jacket to any office-related activity as it's almost always too cold there!:)



    xx
    Tali
    www.RockMyHeels.com

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  4. That's a great idea - I usually have one piece that I want to wear, and then work from that. Lovely dress!

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  5. love the monogram necklace! can't wait to order mine!

    http://theworkette.blogspot.com/

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  6. Haha, love what you ended up wearing! That paisley print dress is just lovely.
    And I usually dress from the shoes up. I pick what shoes I want to wear for the day depending on what I'm doing and then determine if I'm in a jeans or skirt mood. Lol from there, it's always fun to see what I'll end up with :)

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    Trendy Teal

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  7. love it!

    thanks for your comments :)

    xx

    selvia

    am2pmchic.com

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  8. Looks like you came up with a winning combo! I typically pick the outfit first but if it's a great accessory then I'll often plan an outfit around it. I guess it just depends. :)

    xxTheresa

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  9. that dress is great for business casual sorts of things! the print makes it something SPECIAL!

    dash dot dotty

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  10. So pretty, love that dress!

    -Ashley
    http://www.breakfastatsaks.com

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  11. I think you did well, and I always choose my accessories after my clothes.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  12. I usually choose accessories after but sometimes I'll pick my shoes first and work around those.

    http://anni-dot-elle.blogspot.com

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  13. fabulous bag and dress! i always accessorize after i'm dressed.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  14. Thanks all for your nice comments! So good to hear how other people start dressing for special occasions.

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