Monday, 16 November 2015

Frocktober: MbMJ Fran Bag, Dresses For The Office And Working From Home

Sticking with the outfit posting format I was using during October while sharing my Frocktober outfits, another two dresses in the order I wore them. Even if they are both very different looks, they do have the Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag in common I guess.

What I wore:

Away From The Blue | Second Trimester Office Wear Leona Edmiston Fern print dress boucle blazer

AwayFromBlue | Workwear Marc By Marc Jacobs Carob Brown Fran Bag
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Dress: Leona Edmiston Jemima fern print dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

Last time I wore this dress, I hated the outfit, despite the good response it received online. This time around, I liked it much better! I've worn this dress in the second trimester before so I was confident that I could still fit into it, and so wasn't in a rush to wear it at the beginning of the Frocktober challenge. It really came in handy on this day when I was starting to worry I'd outgrown all my work appropriate non-maternity dresses.

It's funny comparing the pictures of when I wore it the second trimester before to now. I can definitely see that the baby bump is bigger this time around. It's always going to be that way with a second baby, but it's interesting having side by side photos to compare it to! Also gave me a giggle to see I'd worn it in a very similar way - same necklace, Marc Jacobs bag and black ballet flats!


Last worn: boucle blazer, Leona Edmiston fern print dress, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

Other ways to wearboucle blazer in autumn, Leona Edmiston fern print dress hiding a first trimester baby bump, ballet flats and tights in winter, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag with pants in the office.



Away From Blue | Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag Selection Shopbop




What I wore:

Away From Blue | Second Trimester Non maternity dress Zalora Basics shift converse chucks

AwayFromBlue | Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown
DressZalora Basics faux leather placket red shift dress
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

While it was warm and sunny in the morning, it got cold and rainy in the afternoon so the scarf was a welcome addition. I had to work from home in the morning and then had an OB appointment in the afternoon, after my appointment the week before was cancelled as there were too many ladies having babies and requiring the OB's attention! I slipped shorts underneath for that, but you can't see them in the pic.

I wasn't too impressed with the first time I wore this scarf, so I was eager to try it again. I preferred it worn this way, I twisted it a little to make it look less bulky. I wasn't sure about the red and yellow at first, but decided to give the colour combination a try.


Last worn: yellow scarf, red shift dress, white Converse, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran (above).

Other ways to wearyellow scarf with a navy printed dress, red shift dress layered up for winter (my favourite outfit with this dress), Converse and a maxi skirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag for the office.

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55 comments:

  1. The second time around the belly is definitely bigger! I do have pictures to compare (and clothes I try and fit in to) and I have to say my belly now is huge!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. haha yes I'm outgrowing my clothes much quicker this time around I'm sure! :)

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  2. you look great. i have heard that too, about the bump the first vs second pregnancy

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    1. I'm definitely finding it to be true! :)

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  3. I love both combinations though I prefer the first one as it is darker :)

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  4. Both outfits are absolutely gorgeous, but the first one is my fav. :) I love how you styled the dress, and that Marc Jacobs handbag is just WOW! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I like both looks, but the first one is definitely my favourite. What a great jacket. :)
    Have a lovely week. x
    Small Batch Goods

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  6. I love those bags, I find they really dress up an outfit! The yellow scarf is so eyecatching too so nice! :)

    ARedLip&Love

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  7. Hello,

    Beautiful bag ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.com/

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  8. I really like the first dress, and I prefer the way you've styled it this time around. I think it's something to do with the length and fitted-ness of the grey jacket in this outfit vs the jacket in the other one. Not sure if that makes sense. Anyway, perfect for work as you say.

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    1. Yep, makes sense! I definitely liked this jacket better with it! :)

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  9. Love the second outfit Mica. The color looks fabulous on you. Glad you are still able to wear your non maternity dresses..when is your lil one due? And can I just say, I absolutely love the first photo of the second outfit, your face is glowing and those side curls frame it perfectly!!!
    xoxo

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    1. I want to try maximise my regular wardrobe as much as possible and minimise buying maternity clothes, then i can buy more clothes for baby, haha! :)

      I'm due in March :)

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  10. I love these outfits! Your jacket is fantastic!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love your dress! And the pop of yellow too!

    xoxo, Christina

    Stay Birds and Lavender

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  12. First outfit is my favourite and black definitely hides away your baby bump. Your scarf is such a bright colour and oddly it looks good with the red dress! x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Yes some colours and prints really minimise the bump!

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  13. I love that first outfit! the dark colours are beautiful, and the tweed texture of the blazer goes so well with the pattern on the dress.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  14. I love the print of the first dress. So unusual. The bump is looking gorgeous, Mica.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I seriously love that bag! You're right these are two very different outfits but that's what makes them fun! You don't see bright red and yellow together too often. It makes for a fun casual outfit!

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    1. Yes, it's a bit of a different colour combination but I'm glad I tried it! :)

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  16. You look adorable in both dresses, I love how casual look in the second dress and the sneakers, and your smile is always so radiant!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  17. So precious!

    Wishing you a fabulous day,
    xoxo Suzy ( ˘ ³˘)♥

    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  18. Your bump is so cute! And I love the blue bag. It's so chic -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  19. So cute...love the red with the yellow color combo:)

    Laura
    www.24-7style.com

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  20. I love the print on that first dress! It's really unique, but has a nice pulled together feel to it!

    Sartorial Diner

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  21. Love that yellow and red outfit! Also, your bump is so cute! Eeekkk!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  22. Marc by marc bags have my heart. Lovelovelove the color of yours! :)

    xx jess
    www.goldenswank.com

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  23. Haha, that bag just works with every outfit! Love that second look the most, all the colors are so vibrant and lovely :D

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  24. First of all gorgeous bag. And I have heard the myth that bellies get better with second and third pregnancies. While that vibrant mustard+ketchup outfit is so cute and bold, I love the first outfit in muted tones. The jacket and dress are both lovely and the pattern-mixing works, Mica!

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  25. Your bag collection is second to none, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  26. You have such great bags. I love these looks!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  27. I love your bag collectiom, the color plum is one of my favs Love both the print , and the bright colors look fun and pretty too
    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  28. I am sure I've said it before, but that bag is just gorgeous! Loving the jacket and dress combo in the first outfit and color combo in the second!

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  29. Love that bag! You have the best bags.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  30. I can't pick a favorite here! The first one is so stylish and elegant (I'm glad you grew to like it) but the second one has such fun use of colors...plus converse shoes!! Always loving your style ;) You look amazing and healthy too! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. You can't beat Converse shoes for practicality! :)

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  31. That printed dress looks awesome on you Mica! It's a great print and cut. I bet it is fun looking back at how you've styled things in the past. I love that you reinvent outfits! That maximizes your clothes in your closet.
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    1. It is great looking back and seeing all the different ways I've worn things! :)

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  32. You look gorgeous! Pregnancy totally suits you. xxx

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  33. marc jacobs really makes great hobo bags! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  34. Ooh I love the color combination in your second look, it's very fun! And the first look is so pretty too--I love the print of the dress and the texture of the jacket.

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  35. both looks are so cute, but I do love the print on that first dress! hope you're having a lovely week so far! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  36. I really love your knit jacket - just the right amount of structure, but I'm sure super comfy.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  37. Wow, how far along are you now? I love how you paired it with the jacket!

    Kisses from the Philippines!
    - Seyra
    www.pavementsarerunways.com

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    1. Only 4 months, a little while to go yet! :)

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  38. I love the red and yellow - it's fresh and summery!

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  39. I love both of these dresses, but the red one is my fav....both outfits are amazing. I love your playful style!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.ba/

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  40. Awww look at Cooper in the back of your first picture ! and the red+purple+yellow mix is superb Mica.

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  41. Wow what a difference in your bump photos! I think it's awesome you have these to look back on. Not to mention it's a good reason to argue your purchases. Looks like these dresses will get you very far in your pregnancy! Hope all is well in baby land. (:

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    1. Haha yes the bump is much bigger this time around! :)

      The black dress will definitely be able to accommodate the bump a little longer, but the red dress might get a bit too short....ha!

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  42. Thank you all for your comments :)

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