Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Navy Embroidered Tunic and Balenciaga Day Bags

Just before Christmas, my mum got me this beautiful Caroline Morgan navy embroidered tunic. She has such good taste. While it's impossible to breastfeed in, it's so beautiful I had to wear it right away. I wore it similarly both times although it was for different occasions.

What I wore:

navy embroided tunic over bermunda denim shorts magenta pink pop bag | AwayFromBlue

navy tunic, Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | AwayFromTheBlue
Sunnies:  Ray-Ban new Wayfarers
Necklace: Ruby Olive Softies Charlotte teething necklace
Top: Caroline Morgan navy embroidered tunic (gifted)
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts (currently on sale!)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (20% off with code 'WINTER')
Nails: OPI Koala Bear-y

Why I wore it:

This was perfect for the first wear. I really like the embroidery, and the navy colour makes my magenta Balenciaga bag really pop. I love wearing this bag with blue.

The tunic came with a cute little braided belt which I used to pull it up a bit and make it a little shorter. I was wearing my long shorts underneath but wanted them to be clearly seen as I felt it would look a little odd if people thought I as grocery shopping in just a super short dress! Petite problems, ha! Really liked the look of the tunic belted too. Wasn't completely convinced this was the best necklace to wear with it, but doesn't look too bad in the photos.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerdenim bermuda shorts, studded sandals, Balenciaga magenta Day bag. First time I've worn the tunic.

Other ways to wearbermuda shorts and slouchy tee, studded sandals and kimono, Balenciaga magenta Day bag and winter layers.

Embroidered tunics under $50:

More Balenciaga Day bags:

What I wore:

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | Away From The Blue
Hat: Big W bow detail sunhat
Top: Caroline Morgan navy embroidered tunic
ShortsJeanswest printed denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bag: Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete
NailsOPI Breakfast at Tiffany collection 'I got the mean reds' and 'Sunrise...bedtime'

Why I wore it:

Wore the tunic with denim shorts again for the second time. We decided a few days prior to head down the coast for a pool party. This was a perfect bikini cover up, and I used the belt again to pull the tunic up just a little to show off the shorts underneath. I think I liked the blouson effect in the first photo more, but this didn't stay on long before we were in the pool. Meant I didn't really add any accessories to this, just a nice simple pool party outfit.

Again another Balenciaga day bag! It really is my favourite Balenciaga style, and as I wasn't taking a bag poolside I didn't have to worry about it getting wet.

Last worn: sun hat, embroidered tunic (above), printed denim shorts, Havaianas, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearsun hat and maxi dress, printed shorts and printed kimono, Balenciaga tempete day bag and skinny jeans.

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  1. That is the prettiest tunic! I love the embroidery. What a great gift. Fun to see it both ways.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. This is such a nice tunic, Mica; I love the white and navy contrast and the embroidery. I also love it worn both ways, with the blouson effect and without, it creates a different look each time. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far!



  3. Oooh, I love embroidered tunics and yours is so pretty, plus I can see it working through out all the seasons & with so many different pieces. I'll have to check out your similar versions and nab one for myself. Love, love!! xo

    <a href="”>Girl & Closet</a>

  4. I always want to comment on your outfits but then get distracted by the bags, all the wonderfully fantastic bags.

  5. Good work on wearing your new item right away! I agree on hiking it up to show the shorts - it would be a really short dress!

  6. What a gorgeous tunic! Your mom does have great taste for sure. Bummer that it's not the most practical, but at least you got to enjoy it a few times. I like the printed shorts peeking out underneath it too!

  7. That really is a beautiful tunic. I actually like the way you're wearing it in the second photo better :)

  8. I love the embroidery too! And that Balenciaga is fantastic!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  9. I love embroidered tunics like this. I have a very similar mauve colored one with 3/4 length sleeves. It's easily one of my favorite tops and I make it work all year long! I love how you styled it in the first photo as the magenta bag really just make the outfit! (: Hope you're having a great week Mica!

  10. I love the idea of using a belt to make a tunic shorter! I was just about to toss a summery tunic because I wasn't sure how to wear it with shorts, but it's getting pulled from the donate pile now! What a cute look!

  11. I love the tunic! I had a tunic dress that I loved, I've given it away now and really regret it!

    Corinne x

  12. I love both ways you styled the blouse! It looks very comfortable and lightweight and perfect for summer :) The embroidered details are so pretty!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  13. Wow, it looks like a completely different top in the second look! Though I agree with you and prefer the bloused styling.

  14. This second bag & outfit especially, so gorgeous! Balenciaga bags seem fab, the quality is outstanding and they're also so effortlessly stylish! :) <3 xoxo


  15. haha, isn't it funny how a long top can be mistaken for a short dress, when the shorts inside are pretty much the same length (but seem more appropriate somehow?) really like how you wore the tunic top in both outfits, the embroidery detailing is so pretty! :)

    Metallic Paws

  16. That tunic is gorgeous. Nice work, mum! I'm looking for something similar. AND it goes gorgeously with the hot pink!

  17. Mica, it's a beautiful top! I love embroidery. Looks great with your shorts. It will also go well with jeans & skirts. So many options. What a great gift.

  18. I love the embroidery on that tunics. Great outfits! Both ways you styled this tunics are so lovely. You look so pretty!


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