Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Belted. Red Shirt and Pencil Skirt, Bal Velo | Aztec Print Dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Bag

Here's what I wore to work on Monday:
red shirt belted with pencil skirt office wear

2011 coquelicot balenciaga poppy red velo bag
Necklace: gift from DH
Top: thrifted Just Jeans red pleated shirt from AWLQ jumble sale
Skirt: Review 'Ziggy' polka dot pencil skirt
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga Coquelicot Velo


Amazed that it's been over a year since I last wore this shirt! It's a great piece for work, it's just that I tend not to wear shirts often (I have about 10 button up shirts that have never been worn in years!) as I hate ironing them. Moving to a casual work environment where I don't need to wear shirts every day plays a big part in it too.

Tried to make a bit of a peplum effect by leaving the shirt un-tucked and belting it, but I really wasn't sure if it worked or not. Kept changing my mind throughout the day, haha.


Last worn: Red shirt, black glitter belt, polka dot pencil skirt, patent mouse flats, Balenciaga Velo bag.




Here's what I wore to work today:
Jeanswest blue aztec print dress belted with black flats and tights

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Bag Carob Brown
Sunnies: gifted Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
NecklaceDogeared 3 Wishes stardust bead necklace
Dress: Jeanswest Aztec print dress
BeltAsos metal keeper skinny waist belt in bright blue
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown


Had a presentation to do today, so I went for comfortable favourites to wear. And luckily, the dress and bag pair together well! I've worn them together before. Usually I'd go with heels to give myself a bit of a confidence boost, but as it was predicted to storm quite badly I thought flats would be the best for navigating wet pavements!

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Last worn: blue sunglassesJeanswest Aztec dress, Asos blue skinny belt, Wittner black flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.


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26 comments:

  1. Love both of your outfits. Glad you got in before the rain started, I've read that storm was pretty bad. Bet you enjoyed the cupcakes! sparkle2day.com

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  2. I love both of the outfits! Very nice!

    x Angela
    www.bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

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  3. Love that cute peplum effect wearing style lol it's quite a brilliant way!! I completely understand about dressing more cSually! I feel the same way. I have became so lazy at even buttoning up my top so I tend to buy tops that don't require me meek than 2 seconds to put it in hahaha :)

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    1. haha! Clothes should be comfortable and easy to wear though, they are much more fun that way! :)

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  4. I love your marc jacobs bag!
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  5. oh i love that aztec print dress! such a pretty print!

    cute & little

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  6. what's so fabulous is that the red shirt and bag look perfect together! it's hard matching up reds, but these definitely compliment one another. you look great and i love that dress.
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  7. Nice, love the belted red top in that first outfit! It does create a nice peplum effect :)

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  8. awesome balenciaga bag in red! I've always wanted a balenciaga as well! <3

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  9. ooh great colour combos here mica, you look super cute! i have the same problem with shirts too, i try my best to dress them down and most times i don't know if they should be tucked or not. it's been raining here too, i'm in flats today in case!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  10. Haha the DIY peplum works - I do it a lot with some of my button ups for work :]
    You look amazing, as always :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  11. love the red outfit!! so wonderful as always!!

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  12. Great outfits! That dog is adorable!

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  13. Marc Jacobs mouse flats are the way to go for work (& for any occasion actually!) I'm trying to get more use out of clothes I haven't worn for ages. It's my goal instead of buying new stuff all the time- you just reminded me when writing about your lovely shirt.

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    1. Yes, I'm trying to focus more on what I already have, and less on accumulating new things! trying to downsize, but I find it tricky. I can at least slow my purchasing :)

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  14. I love the ikate-print dress. It has the most beautiful shade of ink blue ^^ xo

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  15. Love the dress and the red blouse =)

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  16. The red shirt looks great with the belt. You look so lovely in red and also in blue! Lovely outfits and bags! Your dog is so cute!

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  17. I love the plum bag! Very complimenting to the blue tones of the dress. Gorgeous!

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  18. The firts outfit is definitely my fave! I love that top and your bale is suoer gorgeous!

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  19. Love you work outfits! Cool and classy =)

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  20. I love the red shirt and red bag. Wonderful! Both outfits are terrific though. I can't get over the mouse flats. Too cute!

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  21. Thank you all for your kind comments - I'm glad you liked the belted shirt outfit - maybe I should try it again with a different shirt and see if I like it better :)

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