Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Asos Maternity Pencil Skirts, New Years Fashion Resolutions, Australian Giveaway!

Have a special Australian only giveaway today, just scroll down!


Here's what I wore to work on Monday:
Empire waist tie detail top asos checked tartan plaid pencil skirt second trimester outfit

away from blue balenciaga handbag sapphire classic city bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace and Chanel necklace (close-up)
TopFrench Connection grey tie detail top (with Asos black singlet underneath)
SkirtAsos panelled pencil skirt in tartan check on sale! (materntity version here)
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual plus purple bracelet made by a talented friend and purple Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' leather bow bracelet
BagBalenciaga purple RH city in 2008 sapphire


Dug this top out from the back of my wardrobe, it's the first wearing of it on the blog. Be prepared to see a few more "new" items rescued from my wardrobe coming out now, have been spending a fair bit of time trying to clean my wardrobe and found lots of forgotten things tucked in a corner! I wonder just how much is still hiding in there....

I used to wear this top a lot to uni and to work when I worked in a non-public facing office role and wore jeans every day. Over 5 years ago! It's obvious now why it got less wear when I changed jobs and was no longer able to wear denim every day, not a flattering silhouette.

It prompted one lady in the office to come over and ask me if I was pregnant, so not the best outfit to wear when I'm disguising the baby bump at work. Quite comfortable though, and will see me through the next few months easily! :)


Last worn: Ray Ban, tartan pencil skirt, black flats, Balenciaga sapphire city bag. First time I've worn the top on the blog.

Linking up with Style Sessions, Spotlight Weekly Linkup today.



Here's what I wore to work today:
away from blue disguising baby bump in office half tuck tank pencil skirt

Rebecca Minkoff soft grey MAM bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceDogeared silver wishbone necklace
TopJeanswest 'Darcy' embellished top in Winter coral
SkirtAsos graphic print pencil skirt (maternity version here)
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


I thought that the sequin embellishments on this top were a nice pairing with the graphic print on the pencil skirt, and really liked the combination. Funny how much smaller the bump looks today because of the different clothes too! :)


Last worn: Ray Ban (see above), sequin detail tank, graphic print pencil skirt, glitter flats, Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM.



Aussie Giveaway Linky
Hosted by Kellie O’Brien Media

The lovely Sophie has been in contact with me to offer one lucky reader a $30 voucher to Paul's Warehouse! They ship anywhere in Australia, or you can use the voucher in store.

They have a 'Buy One, Get One Free' sale on at the moment, so you could get a new pair of shoes, or some cute work-out clothes using your credit.

To enter, you have to have an Australian address. Then just answer the question: "What's your New Year fashion resolution?" and leave your answer and a contact email address in a comment below. The most creative answer (judged by my hubby!) will win.

My New Year's fashion resolution is definitely to wear what I own more often to prevent hidden wardrobe surprises! Haha! Have you made a fashion resolution for this year yet?

Entries close on Tuesday 28th January, and you can enter as many times as you like.



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73 comments:

  1. Whoa, I am in love with your second outfit! I like how you styled the skirt & the top together- perfect combination!

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  2. i love asos skirt on the 2nd outfit,
    you look great hunn,

    xoxoYati
    yatiinoah.blogspot.com

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  3. WHATTTTT!!! You're pregnant? I had no idea! You've clearly been disguising it well. Congrats =)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thanks! It's easier to hide in photos than in real life, you can see it clearly from the side! :)

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  4. absolutely loving the pencil skirts & the pairing of the pieces in the second outfit. so cute! hope nobody (besides the people you told!) finds out your secret until you want them to :)

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Gabby! It's been great having a little secret all to ourselves! :)

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  5. Very eye-catching black & white skirt! Visiting via the Style Sessions linkup :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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  6. The second outfit is killer!! Love the combo Mica..

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  7. i really love your work wear!! its so pretty!!
    http://docdivatraveller.blogspot.in/

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  8. I love your skirts from both yesterday and today! Too cute! Have a great day :)

    Michelle | Oats and Bows

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  9. Love that second outfit! Coral is a beautiful flattering colour on you <3

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  10. Cool look. i love your purple bag and your dog is so cute

    The Koalafornian x

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  11. Mica I like how you layered the silver necklaces.
    ANd trust me you will find things in your closet you have forgotten totally about... take it from the, the constant closet editor who always finds something .

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    1. hehe, I'm just surprised by how much I'm finding...i thought my wardrobe wasn't that untidy before, but I was wrong!

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  12. shopping our own closets are the best.... seeing new things we haven't worn in a while or have forgotten is exciting... these are great outfits! :)

    Found your blog via Style Sessions link up... hope you stop by and let me know your thoughts on my outfit :)
    Rhea, Et Cetera - chevron dress & blazer

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  13. The second outfit is my favorite:). Your dog is sooo cute!

    http://www.beautybellenotes.com/2014/01/blog-anniversary-giveaway.html?showComment=1390336203715#c4688982199404390119

    Olivia

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  14. Ahh I am so loving the second outfit - It's something I would totally wear! Love the colors and the pattern of your skirt!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  15. Looking amazing Mica!! :)

    xTheresa

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  16. Looking lovely Mica!! My new year fashion resolution is to accessorise more and dress up my plain clothes especially work clothes so I sparkle more throughout the day! You always look lovely and I am in love with your bags!!

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    1. Great resolution and entry Sophie!

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  17. Love the black and white skirt, and the red really makes it pop!
    Looking good!!
    x kirsty
    http;//geelongfashionista.com

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  18. I love that black and white skirt - the pattern is so pretty and I love it paired with the coral.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlfie.com

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  19. i had no idea you were pregnant! congrats darling
    you look so lovely
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  20. Loving the geometric shapes in your work outfit. The skirt looks great. Nice to hear that you're rescuing items from the dark corners of your closet and giving them a chance to see the sunshine again. :)

    Sincerely, Christine from Invisible Blush

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  21. I was going to say, oooh baby bump alert! Hehehe! Congrats again lovely, you're glowing and definitely going to be a very fashionable mummy! Love the skirt in the second image.

    Fashion NY's resolution? Well, be more fearless, step out of my comfort zone and probably, the most important, start treating my clothing with a little more TLC!
    sonia[at]daringcoco[dot]com

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Great resolutions! Thanks for your entry! :)

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  22. You're looking do radiant, Mica! Love the way you've styled your cute bump.

    SSG xxx

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  23. i love your first outfit! it shows off your cute bump perfectly!

    cute & little

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  24. That second outfit - LOVE IT! Definitely a hot momma ;)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  25. I love both of your skirts, they are beautiful and very flattering.

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  26. It's nice to be able to wear things you already have. The skirt is great...love the plaid. To be fair to the lady at work...that baby bump is really starting to pop! :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. It is! So nice to see it growing :)

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  27. OH MY GOSH YOU'RE PREGNANT!!!!!! My fault for being so inundated at work and not visiting your blog!! Congratulations darling girl, you are a radiantly flawless mother.

    Loving your outfits as always and adore the baby bump to match. ;)


    <3 Mandy xx
    GIVEAWAY ON THE BLOG
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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  28. Cute dog!!! You look amazing.

    http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  29. I am in love with both of those skirts! I didn't try any ASOS maternity the first time around, but might have to if we try for another one. I am cleaning out my closet too, but keep setting things aside because sometimes non-maternity works well for pregnancy too!

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    1. Oh yes I'm hoping I can wear as many non-maternity pieces as possible, will see how long I can go! :)

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  30. Mica, you are doing so awesome with the transitioning to maternity wear. You go girl! Both outfits are nice. LOVE that first one girl. So pretty.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  31. Both of these looks are adorable, but I'm really loving you in the bright top! So cute!

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  32. I looooove that second look! The pattern of the top is similar to that of your pencil skirt and they look so well together ^^ I don't have an Australian address unfortunately, so good luck to all other ladies entering ^^ xo

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  33. You look so pretty, I LOVE the second outfit. The skirt is so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  34. you always look stunning xx
    http://girlonstreet.blogspot.com/2014/01/what-i-get-on-2014.html

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  35. You're pregnant?? Holy smokes, congratulations, Mica!

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  36. That skirt is gorgeous and you are right about pairing it with the top.

    My new years resolution is to wear my favourite, special occasion clothes all the time, instead of 'saving' them. Goodbye old daggy shorts with paint stains, hello pretty dresses!

    I'm jealous of your pool, but I'm sure you've been enjoying it with all the hot weather :)

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    1. Oh that is a great resolution! I need to do more of that too - wear things instead of saving them up for possible future occasions!

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  37. OMG!!! You look so amazing!! Congratulations on your little one and you are rocking maternity style mamma :) PS. I'm preggers too!

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    1. I am so excited for you Londyn! Massive congratulations! :D You will be one very stylish pregnant lady! :)

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  38. My resolution is to wear more colours, other than black skirts or slacks.

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    1. Good resolution! Thanks for your entry! :)

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  39. In 2014 one of my resolutions/goals is to 'find my style'. I confess until now fashion was one of my last priorities. When I was a teenager/student my focus was on successfully passing exams and graduating (plus I had no money). Then when I started working my focus switched to being good at my job, learning on the ground (and again I wasn't getting paid much and preferred travelling the world rather than buying clothes!). Then once my career was established and my revenue increased, we bought a home. So again shopping and spending money in clothes wasn't important to me. I turned 30 a few months ago and only recently I realised I'm finally starting to understand what styles suit me best. Discovering oneself is such an important part of personal development. In 2014 I want to learn about myself and feel more confident. I want my style to reflect better my personality. Clothes don’t have to be expensive as long as you get the styles/colours that are right FOR YOU.

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    1. That's a really good resolution for the year! And very true, as long as you get something you like, the other things are just minor details :)

      Thanks for your entry! :)

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  40. Thank you all for your kind comments - and all of the current entries into the giveaway.


    The giveaway is still on for a few more days, good luck! :)

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  41. My 2014 fashion resolution is to buy myself some staple wardrobe pieces I've recently had a baby and i'm a couple of kilos away from my pre baby weight so I'd like to buy some nice comfortable colourful items to help with the day to day life with 3 precious children
    saekae at bigpond dot net dot au

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    1. Congrats on your latest addition! :) Great entry, thank you! :)

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  42. My new year resolution isn't so much a specific goal but more trying to do the things I should be doing or the steps to take me there.

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    1. Thanks for your entry SJ! Do you have an email I can contact you on if you win?

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  43. My fashion resolution for 2014 is to get dressed! I know that sounds absurd, but I have two small boys and am heavily pregnant and the days just get away from me! When I have a full day at home, sometimes I find that its lunch time or Hubby's getting home from work and I'm still not dressed! Getting out of my pjs helps me feel so much better throughout the day. :)
    Congrats on the pregnancy! And may you have some lovely PJ days with your little addition - Just not every day. :)

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    1. Thanks for your entry Sara! Do you have an email I can contact you on if you win?

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  44. My new year fashion resolution is to be a bit more daring with colour!! I want pop this summer :)

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  45. And a very big congrats to you :)) hope everything goes well, happy new year, sorry forgot my email too :P buhagiar2@bigpond.com

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  46. Congrats on your pregnancy! :) You look fabulous! Love those outfits.

    My 2014 fashion resolution is to be Cinderella before midnight and not after - instead of constantly feeling like I'm dressed in rags and bumming around the house, I want to be the belle of the ball and glam it up when I go out! No more yoga pants and tank tops outside the house!!!!!

    email is charlottescotton (AT) gmail (dot) com ... thanks for the chance!

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    1. Thanks for your entry! Sounds like a great resolution :)

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