Thursday, July 18, 2013

Trench, Star Print Dress, Boots, Marc Jacobs Fran | Leather Jacket, Polo Shirt, Pencil Skirt, RM MAM

Here's what I wore to work on Wednesday:

Away From Blue Daily Outfit FCUK star print dress trench coat boots

Away From Blue Marc By Mac Jacobs Fran Bag in Carob Brown

Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Scarf: Gifted Burberry cashmere tartan scarf from a friend
Necklace: House of Harlow gold mini key pendant necklace
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted Ferragamo double wrap bracelet
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


Wore a bit of maroon for the final State of Origin match! Really like this dress and tall boots combination after trying it out before. And of course the maroon blended in nicely with all of the Queensland footy shirts around. Was pretty cool that Queensland won for the 8th year in a row :)

Linking up today with Three-fer ThursdayFashion & Faith, Friday's Fancies, Friday's Fab today.


Last worn: beige trench, tartan scarf, star print jersey dress, Asos Cleo leather boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.


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Here's what I wore to work today:

Away From Blue Work wear polo shirt pencil skirt flats leather jacket scarf

Away From The Blue Rebecca Minkoff MAM soft grey mini MAB

JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
ScarfAlexander McQueen pink pashmina in skull and floral print
Necklace: gift from DH
Top: gifted grey team polo shirt
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in black patent
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge black and white bangle  and gifted Balenciaga classic pearly grey double tour bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


The truth about this branded polo shirt I was given through my work is that it is two sizes too large. They ordered a batch to hand out to celebrate the success of a large project, and there were not a lot of size options available. This was the smallest, but at the time I didn't see it as an issue as I wasn't expecting to wear it often.

When we were asked to wear it again today, it was a little tricky. I couldn't tuck some of it into jeans or hide it under a hoodie like last time, as they are not the best mid-week office clothes. After comparing the options on facebook, I decided to just wear it with a pencil skirt. It was fun talking to the other ladies in the office and comparing the ways they had worn theirs today - a few of us are smaller than a size 12 so we were in the same situation with shirts too big.

Although my office is business casual and people do wear jeans every day of the week in the office, I do try to keep them just to casual Friday. Not every team or department is as relaxed with their dress codes, and I want to make a good impression. Will see if I change my tune when I have to wear the polo again next week of course!


Last worn: leather jacket, pink Alexander McQueen pashminapolo shirt, pencil skirt, patent flats, Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM.


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45 comments:

  1. So beautiful outfits. I really like the grey bag :D

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  2. I love the star print dress and I especially like how you styled the black tights with brown boots! I feel your pain on the polo for work. I'm a teacher and we have several school pride tees that we are required to wear once in awhile...definitely not the most stylish shirts! I usually try to throw a blazer over it and pair it with a pencil skirt as well.
    Debbie :)
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. Good to know that other careers have this issue, hehe! :)

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  3. Mica, I love that maroon, camel and purple together. It looks so good on you girl! I need to try that! HAHA I saw your dilemma with that shirt. I think you styled it well. It conceals the largeness of it. Two great outfits :)
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  4. 2 pretty cool outfits <3 You look adorable!

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  5. What an adorable look! I can't wait until I can wear coats again.

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  6. Great pop of color with the scarf!

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  7. I love both looks and am longing for the days when I can wear layers again! Thanks for linking up with Three-fer Thursday :)
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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  8. Look very chic as usual dear!! I love how you always styled the coats, especially the one with the matching boots! :)

    many kisses
    ♡ Jaslin from www.justjaslin.com

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  9. Oh man, those fall colors in the first outfit are so gorgeous together! Love it :)

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  10. That trench coat!!!! I love it!!!!!gorgeous bags!

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  11. This is SUCH a cute look, too bad it is WAY to hot here for that!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. I wish it was too hot here! Winter is always so cold.

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  12. Love this trench dear!

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  13. Very nice outfits, I like the jacket in the 2nd outfit a lot! :)

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  14. I love your Wed look--the dress and boots look great! It's hard seeing a scarf as it's sweltering here lol but that is a nice touch to the look too! I absolutely LOVE the Thurs look---one of my favs of yours so far! The jacket is beautiful and the scarf is the perfect accessory! Love your bag---yep, just love everything! A huge shirt can be tricky but you've done a great job with it! LOVE!!!

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  15. Both looks are great! You have the best bag collection!

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  16. The print dress is so charming. I love that the scarf pulls in the whole look together!

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  17. I love the pop of pink in your second outfit. A pencil skirt always helps an outfit! :)
    x Kirsty
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  18. Super cute girl!! Check out my new post @ www.loveolia.com

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  19. The star print on your dress is so pretty and love it paired with the pretty shade of purple on your purse!

    And the pop of pink in the 2nd outfit is perfection!

    Alice
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  20. cute post!

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  21. love the trench you are wearing!! the red dress is lovely!!
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  22. ah I was wondering where you are that you're wearing a jacket! hello to Australia :)

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  23. You look super cute! I especially love the browns with the maroon in the first outfit. LOVE those boots!

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  24. The print of that dress is so cute!

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  25. Looking great Mica!! I'm totally in looooove with your first outfit, that mix of maroon with beige is so rich and luxurious. Good job!

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  26. Both outfits are great! Love the jackets and scarves.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  27. Love those boots in the first pic!
    Lori

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  28. super cute look!! love the layering

    xo Jessica
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  29. Such a cute look, I really like the pop color of your scarf , look adorable on you.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  30. Great mix of colours and I love your classic trench!

    xx Mandi
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  31. Love your looks! Both scarfs are awesome, as well as the coats! It's fun to see some cold weather fashions since it's so hot where I live. :)
    Found you via style elixir linkup!
    Tiffany
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    1. Thanks! I wish it was warm here, haha! It's winter in Australia.

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  32. What two very cute outffits! also thanks dear Mica on my blog post :)
    I have not been to Wellington beach but I love thr lower point Lagoon! I took nice walks there with my family and in fact some of my blog posts were done there (April and Sep 2012)!

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    1. Next time you are here you should visit Wellington point! :)

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  33. cute looks and that ferragamo bracelet is really nice! i've never really looked into their accessories before (i have a few belts that were gifts but that's about it!) but now you've made me curious :) love the classic trench and i like the way you wore your work shirt with a pencil skirt, i think the scarf kind of hides it in the end too even if you didn't have a hoodie ;)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Hehe you know I'm a sucker for pretty accessories by any brand! I like the two Ferragamo bracelets I have, both gifts and both beautiful :)

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  34. Thank you all for your kind comments.

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