Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote With Sheath Dresses and Heels

Just for something a little different, I wore heels with my sheath dresses in the office. I used to wear heels every day, and actually had so few flats that when I injured my knee I had to go buy a pair of flats to wear to work! Now that I'm mostly a stay at home mum, only in the office two days a week, and have to be careful with what I wear to avoid aggravating my knee injury, I rarely wear heels. It was so nice to get them out for a change!

What I wore:

grey jersey blazer, Paisley print sheath dress, nude heels, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote for office | awayfromblue

Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet, paisley print dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram grey jersey blazer paisley print sheath dress navy MAB tote bag yellow necklace
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
NecklaceStarfish Project Veronica short yellow multi strand necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesWittner 'Lumen' heel in patent leather
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

When I first started the 30 wears challenge, there were a few pieces in my wardrobe I'd already hit that on. There are some pieces, like this dress, that I'm close to but haven't quite hit 30 wears of. Now I've identified a few of those pieces and I'm actively trying to wear them more often, I'm frequently searching the blog to see how I've worn them in the past and how I could make it a little different the next time I wear them.

Was so surprised to see that I hadn't worn this dress and necklace together before! I love blue and yellow, so this combination made me really happy. With the navy Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag matching the blue Paisley print of the dress, the nude heels and neutral grey blazer, I thought the bright yellow statement necklace was the perfect pop of colour! I really enjoyed wearing this outfit, even if it did take me a while to get used to hobbling around in these heels again. It's been a year and a half since I last wore them!


Last worn: grey blazer, Paisley print sheath dress, nude pumps, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote.

Other ways to weargrey blazer and aztec print dress, Paisley print sheath dress and ankle boots, nude pumps and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyPaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in third trimester.



Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote Review:








What I wore:

cream blazer, brown heels, statement necklace and orange print sheath dress | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | away from the blue blog

awayfromblue instagram orange sheath dress, navy rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote bag, blazer for work
JacketZara cream jersey blazer
Necklace: Lovisa wooden statement bead necklace
DressFrench Connection 'Woodblock wonder' panache dress in white/geranium rose
Shoes: Wittner 'Mimi' heels in mushroom
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, the big blue MAB tote bag was the pop of colour with this orange dress. I went for cream and brown accessories with the jersey blazer, statement necklace and heels. These are definitely my favourite pair of heels. An impulse sale buy years ago, they really go with everything, this brown shade is such a nice neutral.

Although these are extremely comfortable heels, I did end up swapping to ballet flats to go out for a coffee meeting with my boss in the morning -  not up to walking all the way across the city in heels just yet!

With the neutral accessories, I really liked the bold colour combination with the orange dress and navy bag. It's not the first time I've worn this dress with a blue bag and it won't be the last.


Last worn: cream jersey blazer, orange sheath dress, taupe heels, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wearcream jersey blazer and jeans, orange sheath dress in summer, taupe heels and flares, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote with monochrome outfit.

Perfect for pregnancycream jersey blazer in second trimester, orange sheath dress hiding a baby bump, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in first trimester.




Sheath Dresses For Work Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:


A sheath dress is a classic office staple. Made even more formal with a blazer and heels, it's the perfect go-to office look. A big bag, as well as fitting everything you need for work, will easily accomodate a pair of ballet flats to change into if wearing heels gets to be too much!


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70 comments:

  1. You look so stylish in both outfits, Mica! I love the yellow necklace with the blue paisley dress in the first outfit. I also love how the necklace and shoes match so well in the second outfit. That bag is fab too and fits so much in it! ;) XXX

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  2. Hi! You look so cute and office chic! Adore the bag and it compliments beautifully! I pray you are having a beautiful week!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  3. I love the first outfit so much, the colours look amazing together and I love the addition of the yellow necklace, so pretty!

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  4. The first outfit is definitely my favorite - I love the blue and yellow combo!
    http://www.lambassadrice.com/

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  5. It's nice to switch things up sometimes - I'm actually the opposite in that I almost never wear heels and rarely ever have.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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    1. I'm glad I still have a few pairs, but I don't see them as essential as I did pre-knee injury and before kids, haha!

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  6. Both of these outfits are fantastic! The blazer adds just the right professional touch to the dresses, as does your gorgeous structured bag.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Blazers are awesome for making something look more professional!

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  7. The first dress is so pretty x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.be/

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  8. I always love putting on dresses, because they look great!! And I think varying our shoe height can be good for us!! I try to wear heels a couple days a week and flats the rest!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes it's good to mix things up a little!

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  9. I hardly ever wear heels anymore either. I have to tell you I'm super impressed how you change your handbag out. I have been using the same handbag for a year now.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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    1. Haha thanks! I need to justify having all those handbags somehow, and swapping bags out is a good way to do that!

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  10. That tote bag is adorable. I love the color of it.
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  11. I love the prints of both of these dresses, soooo pretty! Yay for breaking out the heels for a bit! I used to wear them to work every day too but now since I work from home I don't need any shoes, haha!!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. That does sound like a better option, haha! :)

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  12. I love these color combos Mica! That yellow necklace is perfect with the blue print dress, and I LOVE the navy bag with the orange print as well. I rarely wear heels these days but every now and then it's nice to feel a little more dressed up and wear them (and cross my fingers I won't have to do much walking!).

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    1. haha yes, I only wear them on low amounts of walking days!

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  13. Both are fabulous looks, Mica! That yellow necklace really makes the first outfit! I've been gradually lowering my heel height on my shoes over the years, and try not to wear my really high ones for a full day. Your feet will thank you in 20+ years!

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    1. Yes, I have a super high pair I haven't worn in years, these are much more manageable!

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  14. How great you wear able again to wear heels, dear Mica! And I like also that you discovered you didn't wear the first dress never before with the amazing yellow necklace. Also the second look is really my taste.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Yes, I'm surprised I hadn't worn them together before, it's a nice combo!

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  15. This tote is SUCH a jam- super functional and chic!

    Hope you're having a great week, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. I love both these French Connection dresses:) You look so great in them, and the RM bag is such a classic. It really pairs well with that second dress!
    Hope you're having a lovely day so far!

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    1. I used to buy so much workwear there, they have great dresses!

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  17. JUST love that first outfit. I really love neon yellow/bright yellows and the blue is so pretty with it. I have been wearing a lot more flats and sometimes will only pull my heels out for blog photos... I do still love heels for a date or girls night out. I love the colors in the second outfit, too. The neutral blazer goes great with the melon colored dress!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Yes heels are great for a special occasion or feeling a bit more dressed up! :) Even if I don't wear them often I like having them.

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  18. These outfits are both so beautiful! And come to think of it, it's been awhile since I've worn heels too. Haha. Will have to break some out! It's fun to change it up every once in awhile. I just love your tote as well!

    Hope you're having a fabulous week. :)

    ~Lindsey
    https://have-clothes-will-travel.com/why-i-hiked-the-hito-xxiv-trail-in-tierra-del-fuego-and-loved-it/

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    1. Yes I rarely wear them, but it's good to get them out now and then!

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  19. Fantastic outfit, so nice and interesting! Love it!
    Enjoy in this day, darling! ♥

    Malefica

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  20. You look so effortlessly stylish and beautiful. Love the vibrant necklace a lot. Classic bag!
    Hope your week is going well there. :-)

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  21. Hi Mica
    When I was fatter I couldn't wear high heels, now that I'm thin I just want to wear heels, I feel so good and so elegant that I don't want anything else ahahah.
    But you're perfect with those flats. And in the first look I have to tell you wowow.
    Kisses
    Marisa


    marisasclosetblog.com

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  22. Now that our weather is warming up, I am loving your office looks! I can finally get away without wearing tights, but I still like to look professional for meetings. These are great inspiration for me! I am a big fan of the blue and yellow!

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    1. hehe, I'll be considering getting my heels out soon!

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  23. Love both of these workwear looks! The classic blazer and printed dress is such a chic combo.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  24. Love both dresses on you but I adore the blue one more because well, I am a huge fan of blues. I miss having a blazer but I don't work in office anymore so I have no use of it now.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I need to wear my blazers more with jeans, they look great that way!

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  25. I really like both outfits. I think dresses paired with blazer are always a feminine and chic choice. This combo is a winning one and I see it as an elegant version of 'go to' outfits because it is appropriate for most meetings and special occasions.

    The heels in the first outfit are really cute, but since you had a knee injury I understand why you opt for flats most of the time. Heels are very hard on our knees so it best to be careful. Another thing I love about the first outfit is the pop of colour with the yellow necklace. It looks so pretty and it draws the eye. In addition, I love the combo of a blue dress and a grey blazer. Absolutely perfect!

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    1. Yes they are definitely something I will wear sparingly, as nice as they are my knee health is more important :)

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  26. I just love your Rebecca Minkoff tote! It's so perfect and functional!

    xox Kirsten // http://kirstenwendlandt.com/style-spotlight-with-conair-the-3q-dryer/

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  27. I think you look great in either outfits. I hardly wear heels daily in office, but I do wear them a few times a week when I don't work from home. I am already tall so it doesn't bother me. Love this inspiration. I hope you have a great rest of the week. I was away for work but I am finally back from a blog break.
    FASHION TALES

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  28. I so love that orangy shade in the last dress. The color is gorgeous on you and it's a fun color for warmer weather!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  29. I love the colour of the tote bag! You styled it so well!

    http://www.khvdija.co.uk

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  30. Heels can be really dangerous, my friend is a dancer and she had so many problems because she has to dance in high heels so when she doesn't have to do that she'll go for sneakers or other flat shoes. The bag is so pretty!

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    1. Yes, I definitely can't wear them all the time any more, I almost always pick flats!

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  31. There's something about blue and yellow together I love! Beautiful bag, looks good with all your looks. Hope you'll stop over and join my #chicnadstylish #linkup today. There's also a super #giveaway too Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  32. Mica, that tote in the larger version is AMAZING! OMG! I think I might have fallen in love with it. How pretty is the navy? I always liked our mini ones, but I may just need to look up the larger one now I've seen how chic it looks! LOVE IT!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. The larger one is great for work! And it does hold so much! I love both of mine :)

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  33. Love your printed dresses, Mica! xoxo

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  34. I love both dresses and jackets Mica. Both looks are so pretty :D Very soft. It's hard going back to heels when you've been comfy in flats. LOL You look great.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  35. Oh dear, first outfit is so styled. Great combination of your blue dress with a office blazer and yellow necklace, perfect for office. I also like your heels as they are not so high but still stylish :)

    https://mihabalan.com/2018/05/02/the-secret-of-90-second-facial-treatments-at-home-with-foreo-luna-play-plus/

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  36. I used to wear heels so much, but these days I live in flats. I don't even wear them to the office anymore, as I go there by bike with my son on the back and want to wear flats for that.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Oh yes, heels are definitely not for riding a bike in!

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  37. Beautiful outfits! Wearing heels can hurt my knees, too, but it is fun to wear them sometimes :)

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    1. They are fun to wear, but it took months of physical therapy to get rid of the pain so I am definitely limiting how often I wear them :)

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  38. I LOVE sheath dresses. They are my favorite to wear. I think you look really pretty and love the patterns that you picked out! :)

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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  39. You always have beautiful bags! I love how you styled your outfit as well love <3

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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  40. I seriously love both looks! You always seem to make fun dresses look super work-appropriate!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Sheath dresses like this are great professional options! :)

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  41. I really enjoy your styling! I’m leaning a bit more towards the first option, probably because I love love your necklace! Such a beautiful fashion statement 😘💞💖

    http://www.elegantduchess.com

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  42. Great to see you in full work attire and heels Mica :)
    I wear heels at least twice a week so I do not forget how to walk in them.

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    1. That's a good idea! It's tricky getting back into them after a long gap of not wearing them!

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  43. Thanks all for your lovely comments! :)

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  44. Such a cute and chic look dear! Love the dress, really perfect with the blazer.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  45. I used to do heels for work all the time too and after pregnancy never got back into the habit! I've got a pair for interviews that I'll swap into just before I reach the building, then swap back haha.

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  46. These are both beautiful sheath dresses! Such pretty colors and patterns! I enjoyed seeing them styled with blazers. You have great professional style, Mica. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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