Monday, 5 October 2015

Corporate Style: Blazers, Colourful Pants and Printed Tops, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Bag

Wearing some colourful pants to the office. Well, one pair of colourful pants, and sneaking in a pair of coloured jeans to work and passing them off as normal pants.

Since I'm doing the Frocktober challenge this year, I wanted to try wear something other than dresses to the office (I wore these back at the end of September). When I get around to posting my October outfits, it's going to be all dresses!

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Fun Office Wear: dog print blouse, cream blazer, marsala pants

Away From Blue | Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q fran bag Carob brown
Jacket: Zara cream jersey blazer
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
Top: Target ruffle sleeve dog print blouse
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

I've worn this top with red pants before, so it was an easy choice to try my burgundy ones. I really liked this outfit combination! The blazer and pants combo I've worn together before too, there was very little thinking required around this outfit. Nice and simple.

It was good to be able to wear these pants again, the last time I wore them I was in the accident and injured my knee. But it's healing up nicely!


Last worn: jersey blazer, dachshund print blouse, burgundy pants, camel flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

Other ways to wearjersey blazer and jeans, dachshund print blouse and a pencil skirt, burgundy pants on the weekend, camel flats and a plaid shirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag and leopard print pants.


Buy blazers at Shopbop (Starting from $40!):

Away from Blue blog Shopbop Blazer Edit


Since I've previously shared some of the colourful pants available at Shopbop, I thought I'd show you the great blazers instead! There is a Rag & Bone blazer that's really similar to the one I'm wearing above, but it is on the more expensive side.



What I wore:

Away From Blue | Business Casual Office Wear jersey blazer polka dot ruffle blouse

Away From The Blue | Marc by Marc Jacobs Carob Brown Fran Bag
Jacket: thrifted Zara black blazer
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
Blouse: Jeanswest 'Ricky' ruffle front top in midnight
PantsJeanswest 'shale' super skinny jeans
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

I was looking for another pair of pants I could wear to work, so that I didn't end up wearing the burgundy pants above twice in one week! Apart from the burgundy pair, all my other pants are jeans and I don't have anything just for work after my wardrobe detox. Pants are hard for me to find, being petite. That's why I have so many jeans from Jeanswest - they just fit perfectly, so I'll keep buying them ;)

I have worn these jeans into the office before, so I decided to wear them that way again. They are quite a dark grey and you wouldn't really know they were denim just by glancing at them. They work nicely for my business casual office that is more casual than business.


Last worn: Zara black jersey blazer, polka dot ruffle tank, grey skinny jeans, black ballet flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag (above).

Other ways to wearblack blazer and a striped dress, polka dot ruffle tank and red accessories, grey skinny jeans in summer, ballet flats and a pencil skirtMarc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag and a little red dress.


Linking up with Let It Shine, Shoe and Tell, More Pieces of MeSincerely Jenna, Mix It Monday, Style Sessions, Confident Twosday, On Trend Tuesday, Turning Heads, Wardrobe Wednesday.


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70 comments:

  1. Love your bag!!! Great looks!
    xoxo Lynda
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  2. I think this is a great casual office look, especially the first look! Perfect pair of pants and you just look awesome! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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  3. very very nice look dear! gorgeous ;)

    Big Hug
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  4. I love blazers, you look so pretty in these outfits.

    Nina
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  5. I definitely push the limits with colored denim at the office. Especially when I'm going to be at a job site and know I will be all dusty any way! I had to buy multiple hues of my burgundy pants because I was wearing them so often! Love them paired with the navy print! And you always get me with that Fran!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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    1. Yep I do the same - if you love it, buy it in multiple colours! :)

      The fran is a great bag, I'm so glad I bought it! :)

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  6. another positively fab duo of outfits! thanks, mica!

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  7. Love the color palette of the second look! :D And that's the thing with colored jeans, sometimes they really do just look like regular pants, much easier to sneak them into workwear, hehe
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    1. Yep, so happy I could 'sneak' them into the office. Although takes all the fun away when you work with people wearing normal blue denim on a weekday, haha!

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  8. I love your burgundy pants! I think I commented on them before, and now I finally have a similar pair from Old Navy! Old Navy seems to be my equivalent of Jeanswest--their petite stuff fits me great! (Although I need to try out more of their petite pants selection!) Love the Zara blazer too, it looks really comfy but professional (the best combo!)!

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    1. Glad you found a similar pair! Always good to find a store that has a petite range that works for you :)

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  9. I love blazers, they go so good with everything. The first printed top is too cute!

    RedLip&Love

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  10. Those maroon pants are everything! I definitely need to get me a pair for fall.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  11. The Ricky ruffle blouse is adorable. I like the blazers that you chose as well especially the red windowpane pattern.
    Have a great week Mica. <3 /Madison
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  12. Love the first outfit, I really want a pair of jeans in that color
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  13. You know I love your corporate style. Those shells are so cute. Nice little prints on them

    Hope your Froctober started off good!

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  14. I really like the color combinations that you're wearing in these two looks. I especially am loving those wine colored pants!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  15. I LOVE blazers! I really like the color of your pants in the first outfit! Have a happy Monday!

    Sarah
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  16. Love the rich wine color in this look!

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  17. I like both outfits - the first one looks really "cool kid at the office" like :)
    The second screams : I am going to the office but its Fri-yay!

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    1. It would be a great casual Friday outfit! :)

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  18. The first outfit is indeed simple yet looks nice, Mica!
    And speaking of pants, whoa I can totally relate how hard it is for us petite gals to find a good one that will fit, so I always end up wearing dress hihi

    Black is beautiful! Lovely outfit, hun!
    And wow, may God bless you who have the kind heart to help the less fortunates.

    Xoxo,
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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    1. haha yes I'm so lucky to have found a petites range that works for me with no alterations needed! :)

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  19. Shhh I pass jeans as "pants" all the time at the office. You totally can't tell unless you touch my leg and fortunately there's none of that. (; I'm kind of the queen of printed tops and matching cardigans so I sound super repetitive when I say I love this outfit! Lately though, I'm holding myself back on the prints and forcing myself to go for more solids. My wardrobe will thank me later. haha

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    1. haha I'd be worried if the dress code did involve touch tests for pants!!! :P

      I am exactly the same as you! Wardrobe full of beautiful prints, next to no solids to wear with them! I need to work harder at buying basic block colour pieces I can wear with my prints :)

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  20. The little dogs on that blouse are so cute :)

    Corinne x
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  21. Love the printed top in the second look! Great look!
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  22. Love both these looks! And, I love how both looks have a printed top. You look amazing! :)

    Florals&Smiles

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  23. Yes to this! I love blazers with a passion. I've especially been loving long, oversized blazers lately, or boyfriend blazers - whatever they call them lol. Thanks for adding a cool collection, that red one on the bottom row is so crazy I want it!

    Z · HELLOZAUNI.COM

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    1. That red one is pretty awesome! :)

      I have a boyfriend blazer, find it harder to wear than my others but when I get the outfit right it looks great! :)

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  24. Blazers are definitely popular this fall and winter season. Personally, I think they're always in. HaHaHa They always polish off a look and pull one together. They look great with your outfits Mica.
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    1. I agree with you Kim, always in style! :)

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  25. loving the dark hues!! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  26. I need to keep both of these looks in behind for work! I think jeans can totally be work friendly as long as you pair it with smart looking tops like you do :)

    be the plebeian

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  27. Those burgundy pants are diiiiivine! I love them on you. BTW I also wear my denims to work, though they are all black which is probably why I get away with it. I'm also mostly on the road so... ;o)

    Sxx
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    1. Yes I need a good pair of black denim (not my super skinny ones) that I can wear to work. Haven't found any yet.

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  28. love your cute top!
    so beautiful colors
    Irene
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  29. You got some cute top right now
    Love the 1st one :)

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  30. I adore your first look. The color of the pants are just perfect!

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  31. That pair of burgundy pants is really nice, I would love to own something like that. I like this outfit combination too, the way those pants look with blouse is really great.
    The second outfit is lovely too, especially I like that feminine blouse with ruched. It's so pretty!
    Wish you a wonderful day ahead!

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  32. I love it your outfit
    your top is really cute
    xx

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  33. If I could have it that way, I'd only ever wear dresses too. I don't feel very comfortable in pants, but sometimes the occasion calls for them. I LOVE your second look with the grey denim. It's something I'd wear too :) and I'm looking forward to seeing all your Frocktober pictures because I know you have a stunning collection of dresses! :) xo

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    1. Thanks Nikki! I've got my frocktober daily outfits over on instagram right now until I get through this backlog of blog photos! It's a good reason to wear through my collection and find out if I really need more than 31 dresses!

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  34. These pants are beautiful, I like your colour combination! Really nice outfits :)

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  35. You have a lot of cute printed tops! I love your dog print top with the burgundy skinnies! Glad you didn't have any injuries wearing them this time! :)

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    1. haha yes I was very grateful for being injury free!
      I do tend to have more prints than solids in my wardrobe - something I'm working on! :)

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  36. Your post came in great timing! I've been searching for the perfect blazer for a nice business casual look. I'll definitely have to check out these recommendations. They all look fabulous!

    Stephanie @ Sartorial Diner

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    1. Glad it was so helpful to you! :)

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  37. Cute little lady!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
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  38. I love that first outfit! The whole look is so classic and sleek.

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  39. I am totally in love with that dog top!! And I just complimented a gf on her maroon pants so that outfit all around caught my eye! Great second outfit too! XO
    Lauren-Blair
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  40. Your purse is so adorable! Love it!!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  41. Both of these looks are great--I love those pretty printed blouses. Especially the cute dog print, that is adorable. I think I need some burgundy pants--I love those!

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  42. It's always nice to have lots of wardrobe flexibly at work and you can totally pass off those jeans as proper pants.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Yep I'm so lucky we have such a relaxed dress code - others wear blue denim through the week but I try reserve that for casual Fridays!

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  43. You look awesome! xo

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  44. Ooh, loving the Fran Bag! Easier to use than the Hillier with the wider opening. Loving the colour too. I miss office style - so it's fun to check yours out.

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    1. Yes, it was the tricky opening on the hillier that made me sell it in the end! The fran is much easier to dip in and out of :)

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  45. I like both outfits (and tops) but the second one really stole my heart! There si something so romantic about those ruffles.

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  46. I love the print on the first top! So cute. I love the burgundy trousers and I'd definitely wear the grey trousers if I could get away with it! I wouldn't have known they were denim if you hadn't said. Unfortunately I have the opposite problem as you - I have hardly any trousers as I can't find any long enough :( Just means I have to make do with dresses.... such a shame!

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    1. Aww no! I guess being petite and having things too long is the perfect problem really as they can always be taken up, you can't always add length to your pants!

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  47. I used to wear the pants in the office - they can look well and elegant and you feel cosy in these clothes. The second look is my fave - it's so pretty!

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  48. I definately need to up my blazer game, great edit! Love your bag too :) x K

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  49. Thank you to everyone who left a thoughtful comment :)

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  50. Those ruffles add a little playfulness to your professional look! Very polished and the color combination is wonderful!
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  51. That second outfit is amazing!!! I love everything about it!

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