Monday, 25 September 2017

Pink Balenciaga City Bag and Wrap Dresses For The Office

With my return to work from maternity leave, I feel like a have a lot more outfit options in my wardrobe. It's been fun getting to unpack my office clothing I set aside while I was on maternity leave, and wear some of my fancier dresses, but I've also enjoyed using more of my handbags.

While I've shared my secret for how to wear a handbag and a baby bag before, I still prefer cross body bags when running around with the toddlers.  Being back in the office means getting to wear those bags I didn't wear frequently during maternity leave, like this sorbet pink Balenciaga city bag.

What I wore:

spring office outfit little black floral print wrap dress Balenciaga sorbet pink city bag trench coat | awayFromBlue

floral wrap dress, Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | AwayFromTheBlue

@awayfromblue instagram spring business casual office outfit floral wrap dress pink bag
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
NecklaceZanele 40 handmade rope necklace
TankJeanswest brown marle singlet
DressJeanswest floral wrap dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black!)
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

This dress is one of the oldies in my wardrobe. The benefit to having so many pieces from Jeanswest in my wardrobe is that I can tell how old things are from the different tags they've used through the years! This dress is practically vintage as it's around 10 years old. I might have to add a singlet underneath for modesty now but I still love wearing this just as much as I did when I first got it.

I found the wrap style worked perfectly for pregnancy too! Pink accessories with a little black dress is an outfit combination I wear a lot of, and I love this wrap dress and pink Balenciaga city bag together.

Last worn: camel trench coat, brown marle tank, floral wrap dress, gold mouse flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearcamel trench coat and burgundy pants, brown marle tank and ombre maxi skirt, floral wrap dress layered up for winter, gold mouse flats and skinny jeans, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and navy kimono.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in the first trimester, floral dress and pink bag in second trimester, Balenciaga city bag at 37 weeks pregnant.

Pink Balenciaga City Bags:

What I wore:

faux wrap dress for petites with pink balenciaga city bag navy mac jacket | away from Blue

blue printed wrap dress, Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet split tassels | AwayFromTheBlue

awayfromblue instagram geometric print faux wrap dress pink and navy accessories
JacketJeanswest Monica Mac coat in Indigo
NecklaceUniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
Dress: Target Dannii Minogue Petites printed wrap dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

Why I wore it:

Pink and blue is another favourite colour combination of mine. While the print of this dress is made up or pinks, reds, blue and turquoise it 'reads' blue so I wore it with the blue necklace and jacket to compliment it.

Just like the gold mouse flats in the first outfit, these silver ballet flats are a nice neutral. A good choice with such a colourful outfit.

Unlike the wrap dress above, this is a faux wrap dress. I usually stay away from faux wrap pieces. Being petite with a short torso it's hard enough to find proper wrap pieces that fit me and impossible with faux ones. This dress is from the Dannii Minogue petites range at Target though and fits perfectly!

Last worn: navy Macintosh, faux wrap dress, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag (above). 

Other ways to wearnavy Macintosh and fit and flare dress, faux wrap dress and winter layers, silver ballet flats and monochrome pencil skirt outfit, Balenciaga sorbet city bag with monochrome pencil skirt outfit.

Perfect for pregnancy: faux wrap dress in second trimesterBalenciaga city bag and maternity shorts.

Wrap Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A wrap dress is a great outfit choice for work. They suit everyone and are an easy, instant outfit. If you're worried the wrap doesn't give enough coverage, you could layer a tank underneath like I have in the first outfit. They work perfectly for breastfeeding too!

With a classic corporate dress code friendly wrap dress, you can have a little fun with your accessories and try a bold colour like this pink bag.

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  1. Wrap dresses are amazing in pregnancy and in the office. I am wearing one right this second. At the office, I am not pregnant again.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpaging

  2. Really love the bag. The colour is just amazing and wrap dresses are just lovely! Love the prints on yours. Gemma x

  3. That pink is so vibrant - I love the pop of colour! It looks like you're having so much fun reacquainting yourself with your work wardrobe!

  4. I love wrap dresses and the way you styled yours is just lovely. I love the V-necklines in general so the wrap design is my cup of tea. I really need to get a dress of this style. You look beautiful :) x

  5. Both dresses are super cute! I love how you paired them with coats it gives it a more put together outfit :) Seriously you have kids and you always look amazing, how do you do it? haha! x


  6. Ohh, I love that first dress! I have very few dresses I've had that log but they're always my fav.

    Corinne x

  7. Loving those trench coats paired with dresses. Looks so good Mica. Your bags always bring a nice pop of color to your outfits. So pretty :D

  8. I'm all about crossbody bags too! Just easier with the kiddos.

  9. I love it when the old pieces in your closet still get as much love and wear as they did when they were new! Then you've got something unique as well. The floral print on the dress is so pretty!
    Chic on the Cheap

  10. Hi Mica! You have the cutest bags and I adore how it compliments both looks! I love how you made an older item new with fresh and bold accessories. Thanks always for the inspiration and I pray you are having a beautiful week!


  11. Love the pop of pink the bag adds to your outfit! The Balenciaga City Bag is such a classic, and I love how light and casual chic it is <3

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  12. I am such a fan of crossbody bags now, especially with #2 on the way, but I still love a good handbag like your pink one! I will need to take your tip with handbags and baby bags once the little one comes. Glad you are able to get more use of your office clothing again. These dresses are beautiful!

  13. I love both of these dresses, and they're reminding me that I need more of this style in my closet. I agree about the faux wrap style, usually those don't hit me in quite the right places either. I love that second one on you though!

  14. Love both dresses, especially the fist, oldie but goody floral! The pink city bag is a wonderful luxe accessory!

  15. These are both lovely, but I really like the colour combo of the second one and how you've pulled out the pinks with your bag. I just can't make wrap dresses work for me unfortunately, I wish I could, but I'm totally the wrong shape. A nice pink bag however...

  16. Pretty pink! Love the trench style coat too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  17. A wrap dress is a classic especially when it's in this gorgeous floral print. The pink bag adds a touch of fun element.

    Jessica |

  18. Love the wrap dress on you hon, both look great. the pink and blue combination is very fresh! You know i love your bag, i have a light pink.
    jess xx

  19. Every time I see one of your pink bags I think "I really need a pink bag . . ."


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