Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Melbourne Cup Lace Dress, Floral Headband, Miu Miu Bag | Printed Top, Skinny Jeans, Balenciaga City

Here's what I wore to work today:
asos black lace midi dress floral headband melbourne cup wear

miu miu studded cammeo leather clutch
Necklace: gifted freshwater pearl necklace
DressAsos midi dress in black lace
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagMiu Miu cammeo studded clutch bag


Slightly fancy with a floral headband today for Melbourne Cup day celebrations at work. Although we did have to be in the office, lunch was catered and we all stopped to grab some food, chat and watch the race. I wasn't sure I was going to put any effort in for the best hat competition, but then my colleague called Monday night asking me to bring some hats in for her to try, so I figured I'd at least add this headband. I bought it back in 2011 to attend a Gala event and haven't ever worn it since, so it was good to wear it again. We didn't win any prizes with our hats, but there was some fierce competition for the best hat title!

Also tried wearing this dress with flats instead of heels after walking past a very chic looking lady in the street wearing this exact dress with cute black flats. Looked better with her height than my petite frame I think!

Linking up with Trend Spin Linkup, Funday Monday, What I wore Wednesday, Fashion Informant, Spotlight Weekly Linkup, Three-fer Thursday today.


Last worn: Asos midi lace dress, Wittner black flats, Miu Miu studded bag.



Here's what I wore to work today:
french connection printed top jeanswest skinny jeans studded flats

awayfromtheblue balenciaga sapphire city bag and metallic grey wrap bracelet
Sunglasses: pink leopard print sunglasses from Paddy's Markets in Sydney
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
ShirtFrench Connection cream dot print top
Jeans: Jeanswest 'shale' super skinny jeans (New purchase)
ShoesNineWest Lovelyou studded flats in black
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagBalenciaga purple RH city in 2008 sapphire


Sneakily working jeans into my office wear today! I saw these online and bought them knowing that I could probably pass them off as normal pants in the office. There were a few other colleagues wearing denim today so even if anyone did notice that I was wearing jeans, it wasn't a big deal.

I knew I hadn't worn this top in a while, but when I went to find its last appearance on the blog, it's been over a year! It's just been buried so far back in my wardrobe I rarely wear it. Even with all of the clothes I own, I tend to rotate through only a fraction of them. Need to wear this top more often, it's lovely for work.


Last worn: pink leopard sunglasses, French Connection top, studded flats, Balenciaga Sapphire city.



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49 comments:

  1. I love the dress on the first picture! :)

    x Angela
    www.bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

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  2. That first outfit is so classy, and yes, definitely on the fancy side, but I like dressing up a little more than necessary sometimes!

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  3. Loving your headband ! Too cute ! And both your bags ;)


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  4. I like your style because its conservatively elegant and classy at the same time. It justifies when you wore your black dress with your headband and your miu miu bag. I like to be able to dress up like you do one day :)

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  5. Lovely Melbourne Cup outfit! i love that dress

    The Koalafornian x

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  6. You look beautiful in that dress - love the hairpiece!

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  7. love the melbourne cup outfit! you look fantastic! & my go-to is flats with EVERYTHING despite my tiny frame-- you look fab in them (& i would have never guessed you were a petite gal like me-- you look so tall in your pics!!)
    that balenciaga is sooo gorgeous it gets me everything ;)
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Corinne! camera trickery I guess if I don't look short! :)

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  8. Love your accessories, that head band and your bracelets! XO

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  9. I think the dress outfit turned out great they way it was. The flats and the the headband gave it a classic spin. I have to say your work place sounds so much fun:)

    xoxo, Teodora

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    1. It is a great place to work, I'm very lucky to work there :)

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  10. Love the Melbourne Cup look! The headband is perfect!
    x kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.com

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  11. great outfit! beautiful from first photo black dress, following you now on gfc, hope you follow back..:) kisses:*)

    xoxo

    Zoya

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  12. You look MARVELOUS Mica! I saw different celebrities and such dress up for that event. I love your dress, pearls and headband. Very pretty! Love that dot print top! So cool.
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    1. Thanks Kim! Although we don't get the public holiday for it here in QLD, like the rest of Australia we like to get involved and party too! It's such a fun day, even if we do have to spend it at work :)

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  13. Oh the good old Melbourne Cup day lol!! I uses to always wear just headband instead of hats because I just newer felt fancy enough to sport a hat to go outside lol! Your headband looks fantastic and you look very chic and girly ❤️

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    1. Yes, there were a few headbands in the office! :) It is a cute way to still be dressed in the spirit of the day :)

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  14. Ooh your LBD is so pretty and you look so put-together!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  15. You have awesome taste in bags! I love both of these.

    Stephanie
    http://vainandsimple.blogspot.com/

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  16. such a beautiful midi dress -- i'd love something in that length! your headband is adorable too.

    xo,
    gabby

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  17. the midi dress is so classy and i love how you paired it with an edgier studded purse!

    cute & little

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  18. Love the bag! It's so gorgeous!

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  19. Nice bags!! They're lovely!! I love the flower crown on the first outfit too!:) xxx

    -Nikkie
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  20. Your head band is adorable!! Love the cut of the dress and I think you look very chic paired it with black flats.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  21. I adore your floral headband with that dress in the first outfit! So cute :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  22. I love that black dress on you, so pretty! Thanks for sharing your look with Three-fer Thursday!
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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  23. Colored jeans are the perfect way to sneak jeans into your work wardrobe! Love this work outfit, the bag is such a great color!

    <3 Vicki
    wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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    1. hehe, yes, they easily look like pants! :)

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  24. You nailed the black dress Mica!! Stunning as usual!!
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  25. A little black dress is always a good idea! So chic!

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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  26. gorgeous! <3

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  27. cute dress!
    xoxo
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  28. I love the purple accent with the handbag on the second outfit, and the first is my favorite. That bag is gorgeous and I love the floral crown.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  29. Jeans at work!

    Love.

    Have a great weekend.

    SSG xxx

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  30. that's an awesome purple bag, and your dog is rather cute.
    hope you had a fun day at the races. :D

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    1. Thanks! We sadly had to work, but we still had a party for the races in the office!

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  31. Beautiful black dress.

    Happy Friday! :)

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  32. That first look is so chic and classy! AND that bag is fab!

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  33. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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