Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Jeanswest Jacket, Pencil Skirt, Purple Tank, Balenciaga City | French Connection Print Dress, Rouille Work

Here's what I wore to work on Tuesday:



Jacket: Jeanswest Dixie collarless jacket (new purchase)
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
Top: Cotton On Alexa pocket tank in potent purple (new purchase)
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga purple RH city in 2008 sapphire


Had a big presentation to do on Tuesday, to around 100 people. I was so nervous. The night before I tried on 3 different outfits as I kept changing my mind. After picking one, I changed my mind again in the morning as I got dressed, and went back to this one!
This was a good choice, I felt as confident as I could speaking in front of all those people. It could have gone better, but considering my nerves and the size of the audience I think I did well. :)

Linking up with Spotlight Weekly Link-up, Three-fer Thursday, What I wore to work, Fashion Informant today.


Last worn: glitter belt, pencil skirt, mouse flats, Balenciaga sapphire city bag. First time I've worn the top and jacket as they are recent purchases.





Here's what I wore to work today:



ScarfNali feather print pashmina scarf (seen on instagram)
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
DressFrench Connection 'Woodblock wonder' panache dress in white/geranium rose
Belt: Forever New 'White Croc' skinny belt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs Logo Plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga classic work in 2006 Rouille


Lots of orange today! Last night I read Sheila's first monochrome outfit post and was thinking about what monochrome outfit I could possibly put together for the challenge.... All blue would have been easy (you know I have lots of blue!) but I wanted to try something different.
This dress has been pretty neglected in the cooler weather but now it's spring I will be trying to wear it a lot more. I thought it would work well with my rusty orange Balenciaga bag, and the camel flats are a kind of orangey-tan. I did cheat and add a little beige with a scarf to keep me warm on the way to work in the morning.

What do you think, is it a successful monochrome look?


Last worn: feather print scarfFrench Connection orange dress, skinny belt, MbMJ camel flatsBalenciaga rouille work.


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55 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Love your work outfit so much. They are very simple and elegant. Especially the second pics set. Just love the bright colors and not the normal boring clothes others wear at work.
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  2. Hi Mica. Love those mouse shoes and your new collarless jacket! I really like your French Connection dress with the belt. I'm going to look up the word monochrome now.... :D sparkle2day.com

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  3. I love both bags :) They look like they can hold alot.. And your dog is adorable!
    xx

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  4. Great post! Totally love the photos :)

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  5. both bags are amazing but the red one is my fav!
    PS. New post on my blog, what do u think of my new Oasap bomber jacket ?
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  6. I really love the jacket in your work outfit! You look cute!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose and Pretty Clothes

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  7. amazings bag!

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  8. Eekk I find those mouse flats so cute! Such a funky necklace in the first outfit and stunning dress in the second :)

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  9. Both outfits are so stylish! I adore the red and white dress and I' d love to steal the purple bale from you!

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    1. It is an amazing shade of purple! :)

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  10. Always have amazing balenciaga bags!!

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  11. First Balenciaga bag has a gorgeous color!


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  12. Wow congrats on successfully doing that presentation! I think you looked fabulous. Love the orange outfit as well!

    xx
    Tali
    www.RockMyHeels.com

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    1. Thank you! I felt looking professional gave me a little confidence boost! :)

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  13. cute outfits :) love your mouse shoes :)

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  14. I hope the presentation went well - you looked very lovely and professional for it! Great tweed jacket! Loving the other dress on you as well :) Cute doggy hehe xo

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    1. Thank you! I managed to get through what I had to say with no mistakes so I think it went okay, although I was very nervous!

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  15. Well done re your presentation! Phew! Lovely pics. :D x

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  16. I love your new jacket. It's such a lovely piece and public speaking is always a little scary but sweet that you did well. And yes, I definitely think you pulled off the monochromatic look for sure! Both outfits are so chic and you look lovely in them Mica.

    xTheresa

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    1. Thank you Theresa! I'm just glad it's over and it's a while until I have to do it again, haha!

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  17. I love the second dress! Orange and coral colours are two of my favourites during warmer months and this dress looks awesome on you! Really figure flattering, not that you would need it hehe :)

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    1. haha thank you! I think belting helps! :)

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  18. Both outfits suits you so well!!!! Amazing !!!:)
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  19. Whoa, I am really loving that dress in the second outfit! Your bag compliments it so perfectly <3

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  20. I love the orange dress paired with the white belt, a perfect spring look!

    -Tara x

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  21. Both outfits are great! Thanks for playing along with monochromania!

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    1. It was fun! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  22. i really love the house of harlow pendant, and the wood block dress remains a favorite!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Thanks! I felt that necklace really was the finishing touch to the outfit :)

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  23. Both looks are great - your Marc Jacob flats - I think I need them in my closet. I always have a hard time with monochromatic look so I tend to stick to a solid dress. Love all the orange!!

    Alice
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    1. Yes, it was fun to give the monochromatic look a try! :) And those flats are a great investment - most comfortable ballet flats I own! :)

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  24. What a beautiful dress! I love the floral print and color. How come you always have the cutest handbags? :)

    -Vogue&Heels

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  25. I love how colorful that French Connection dress is, would bring a little sunshine to the rain we've been having here in London!

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  26. your first outfit is perfect for a presentation! professional and elegant. the purple Balenciaga bag adds that perfect pop of color!

    cute & little
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  27. i bet you did fabulous! it's hard speaking to big groups. you looked great. fabulous 2nd look Mica.
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    1. Thanks Kim! I could have presented a lot better, but at least I was aware of the things I was doing wrong from all the practice sessions I was doing. I worked on my presence and voice, and eye contact was pretty low but that's a small price to pay for having the courage to get up there and deliver the speech I think, haha.

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  28. Love the jacket in the first outfit and the dress in the second. So cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  29. I love that necklace and jacket in the first look, so cute! Thanks for sharing your look with Three-fer Thursday :)

    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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  30. Super cute bag. Love the purple leather.

    Christie x

    darkbluestripes.com

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  31. Two beautiful outfits! love the dress. Also, very cute dog :) You have a nice blog, let me know if you want to follow each other. Have a nice day!

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  32. I LOVE that jacket from Jeans West

    SSG xxx

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    1. I couldn't believe my luck scoring it on sale and then getting an extra 50% off it! :D

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  33. Your pup is an adorable companion in all your pics!

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  34. Both outfits are fabulous. Love the tweed jacket. Visiting from Tara's link up. Love your outfit. I would love it if you stopped by and linked up to my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday link up, live now.


    Agi:)

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  35. love the colours in your outfits!! the first one look so business appropriate chic!! :D amazing as always!

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  36. I like the challenge you set yourself and it definitely works. I love the coral like print of the dress, very purdy. And the first ensemble is definitely powerful, I can see how you drew some courage from it. I'd still be a complete mess despite what I wore if I had to speak to that many people!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Thank you! Sheila gave me the inspiration to try the challenge :)

      And the presentation was so scary, but I'm pleased that I did it :)

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  37. I love your look. Thank you for stopping by Aeroplane and Apparel.
    I hope we see more of each other :)
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  38. Love the tweed jacket and ponte pencil skirt. I'm havin' a thing for tweed jackets at the moment...
    Debbie :)
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  39. Thank you all for your kind comments - the presentation was terrifying but I got lots of encouragement and great constructive feedback afterwards so the next one should be even better.

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