Tuesday, 30 July 2013

French Connection Printed Dress, Skull Scarf, Chloe Marcie Hobo Bag | Leather Jacket, Polka Dots, Rebecca Minkoff Grey MAM

Here's what I wore to work on Monday:

Away From Blue black white tan skull scarf printed french connection dress

Away From the Blue Chloe Marcie Medium hobo in Nut

Jacket: Temt Black trench coat 
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
DressFrench Connection Romany rib printed dress
Shoes: Wittner 'Mimi' heels in mushroom
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripy hinge black and white bangle
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut


Although it's not in the picture as it only arrived in the afternoon, I ended up wearing my new custom bangle from Yondale Design, you can see it on Instagram. It's a beautiful piece! Went a little custom-crazy a while back, and ordered this cuff and a necklace. I'm looking forward to sharing the necklace with you too when it arrives.

Had another presentation practice at work on Monday - so heels again for a bit of a confidence boost. I got to do my presentation twice, once to a small group as we break off to do them, and once to the larger group. It was definitely a lot scarier with more people in the room, but I'm pleased I managed to do it. All of the feedback was really helpful. Now I just need to think of a topic to talk about for a few minutes next time, and practice some more!


Last worn: black trenchAlexander McQueen skull scarf, French Connection dress, Wittner heels, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.





Here's what I wore to work today:

Away From Blue French Connection Polka Dot dress leather jacket skull scarf Ankle boots

Away From the Blue australian daily outfit blog rebecca minkoff soft grey MAM bag

JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
ScarfAlexander McQueen skull scarf white/pink modal
DressFrench Connection spotty cotton dress
ShoesAsos Aggie leather western ankle boots in black
Bracelets: the usual (now expanded again to include a custom silver cuff from Yondale Design)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Another black and white French Connection dress today! Decided to wear another skull scarf too, why break the pattern? hehe. Had a day full of meetings and a bit of running around the city between buildings, so the boots kept my feet dry and warm as I did so. Wish I had thought to bring an umbrella, but didn't get soaked until I left the office to go home, so that worked out well.

Linking up with Style Sessions, Trend Spin Linkup today.


If you're interested, I'm selling some handbags and accessories from my collection on ebay. :)


Last worn: Markus Lupfer jacket, pink skull scarfpolka dot dress, Asos ankle boots, RM mini MAB.


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42 comments:

  1. I love the dress in the second picture!

    Presentations are scary! I always hated doing them.

    Corinne x
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  2. I love both your printed dresses, and you definitely have a bag collection to make me envious!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  3. in love with your amazing bag!

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  4. I love the polka-dot and skulls combo!

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  5. Lovely those look... the dress of the 2nd look, is amazing!!

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  6. Gorgeous outfits! I love French Connection. And your handbags are beautiful.
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  7. I think black and tan look so good together. Love your outfits and your Rebecca Minkoff bags - I'm thinking of treating myself to one of those... or dropping hints to my husband!!! x

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    1. I think Rebecca Minkoff is a great brand! Hold out and get them on sale - makes the deal even sweeter that way :)

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  8. That bag and scarf are fab! I need both in my wardrobe. Thanks for linking up to Trend Spin and come back next week for Metallic :)

    xoxo
    Erin @ The Fashion Canvas

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  9. I love both of these dresses, you look so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. You always have the most fabulous work outfits! You are so inspiring :)

    Thank you for choosing to link up with Style Sessions.

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  11. Mica, I love that brown Chloe bag. So pretty. I love camel & black. Black & white is always fabulous. Both outfits are pretty. Glad you did well with your presentations. I still get jittery when I have to speak in front of others, but it soon goes away. You have the prettiest bracelets. I think I saw the one you were talking about.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I got a great tip in my presentations that when you force yourself to stop and take a breath you get less nervous and it slows down your voice. I am going to build little pauses into all my presentations now! :)

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  12. Both looks are great on you, I really like that Chloe bag.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  13. I love how you styled both these printed dresses. Seems like you have a uniform going on...chic printed dress, scarf, killer jacket and heels. I can't wait until the weather over here allows for more layering.


    Wardrobe on Wheels

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    1. hehe, yep, it's my lazy work uniform when I'm too busy to think of anything else! :P

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  14. Ohh...my dream bag - the Chloe. I told myself if I don't buy any purses next year, I will reward myself with Chloe of Christmas. I agree presentations are not fun. I recently had a huge presentation and the dry runs were horrible. Luckily, it turned out perfect during the actual presentation.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Glad your presentation went well! I like that we are all learning together at work, it's more fun when there is no pressure.

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  15. So pretty, dear Mica!! It will be warming up for you soon... :))
    xoxo

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    1. Just wish it would warm up in the early mornings too, hehe! :)

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  16. You are such a busy business woman! I'm sure you'll do great with your presentations :)
    Fantastic mix with the skull scarf and polka dot dress

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. Thanks, they are scary but it's good to have practice so I'm more used to it when I have to present things in my day to day job :)

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  17. I love how you added scarf on both outfits, specially the last picture :)

    Xo,
    Amor GLAMOROZA.NET

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    1. Thanks! have been wearing my scarves a lot lately as it's been so cold! :)

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  18. I can't get enough of your beautiful McQueen scarf! Maybe you can do a scarf collection video for me to drool on lol :)

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    1. hehe I need to think about doing one as a few people have asked. Not as easy as the bag videos though as I'm not sure how to showcase it best. I'm thinking! :)

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  19. Love love love the 1st bag!!


    xx


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  20. I am wondering why I have not bought that Marcie bag already? I really LOVE it!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
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    1. It is a great bag, I recommend it! :)

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  21. wow, I love that pink skull scarf so much! Fabulous!!
    Thank you for joining the Trend Spin: Animal Print link-up. So happy to have found your blog!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  22. Great to hear you are doing so well with your presentations. Makes me feel nervous just reading about it. I really like your Chloe bag. Now I'll go look for that bangle on instagram :D
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    1. Thanks! I'm so nervous with presenting, so the practice is great! :)

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  23. love the color combo and the chloe purse! two thumbs up :)

    rhea @ rhea etcetera

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  24. Gosh seriously loving the first French Connection dress paired with that trench. Actually that whole outfit is perfection!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Thank you! I really like tan and black together :)

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  25. such a wonderful outfit :) I absolutely love that bag!

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  26. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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  27. Gosh I like that Chloe bag !
    Maybe when you get tired of it I will buy it from you - :)

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    1. hehe! I don't think I will ever grow tired of it, it's a classic :)

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