Monday, 9 April 2018

Balenciaga Pompon With Fit And Flare Dresses For The Office

Colourful handbags make up the majority of my (pretty large!) handbag collection. I just love adding bright accessories to outfits. With these two classic fit and flare dresses that I wore to the office I added my newest handbag, the Balenciaga Pompon bag in murrier. It's a lovely lilac purple that works well with blue, and looks great here with the black and white too.

What I wore:


Black and white Fit and Flare Blazer Office Outfit with pink and purple Accessories, Balenciaga pom pon | awayfromblue

Balenciaga pompon murier 2010 worn in crook of arm with striped dress | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram black and white striped dress blazer outfit pink necklace purple balenciaga pompon bag
Necklace: pink bead statement necklace
DressJeanswest 'Rita' stripe jersey dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagBalenciaga regular Pompon bag in Murier

Why I wore it:

I was so sure that I'd worn this necklace and dress together before! I like wearing statement necklaces against the black and white stripes, it makes the pink in this necklace really pop. Was quite surprised when I sat down to write this post and looked through the blog and realised I haven't actually worn the combination before. I have worn something similar though.

I really liked the pink and purple with this. A neutral outfit is a great base to add colourful accessories too, and pink and purple are so complimentary. The Balenciaga Pompon bag is such a large bag and easily carried everything I need for work. I have a more detailed review of it in the video below.


Last worn: jersey blazer, striped fit and flare dress, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Balenciaga Pompon bag.

Other ways to wearjersey blazer and printed skirt, striped fit and flare dress and pink shoes, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga Pompon bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancy: jersey blazer in third trimester, striped fit and flare dress in second trimester, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and wrap dress.



Balenciaga Pompon Review and Contents (What's In My Bag Video)




Where To Buy The Balenciaga Pompon:




Although discontinued, you can find the Balenciaga pompon bag on resale sites like the ones above that guarantee authenticity.



What I wore:

jacquard jacket with classic little black dress and lilac purple murier pompon bag | away from blue

JORD COra purpleheart watch with Balenciaga pompon murier bag worn on shoulder | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram lilac purple balenciaga pompon worn on shoulder with little black dress
JacketJeanswest Cassandra jacquard jacket
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagBalenciaga regular Pompon bag in Murier

Why I wore it:

Keeping it simpler this time, with just one extra colour in my outfit. Classic little black dress with a textured jacket and neutral silver accessories, so the only touch of colour is the pretty purple Balenciaga pompon bag.

I liked the mix of textures in this outfit, with the jacquard jacket and the ribbed dress. The silver necklace seemed like an obvious choice with the metallic silver thread in the jacket.

The only problem with this is that the jacket has pretty zipper pulls on the sleeves. Looks great, but not ideal for wearing to the office and typing in, it makes such a noise! So I had a cardigan with me and swapped the jacket for a cardigan at my desk.


Last worn: jacquard jacket, ponte fit and flare dress, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga murier pompon bag (above).

Other ways to wearjacquard jacket and jeans, fit and flare dress layered for winter, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Balenciaga murier pompon bag and navy tee.

Perfect for pregnancy: jacquard jacket in third trimester, ponte fit and flare dress in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.




Fit and Flare Dresses Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:


Fit and flare dresses in a neutral colour are a great outfit backdrop for any more colourful accessories you might want to add. With the neutral backdrop, the purple Balenciaga pompon bag really stands out. As you can see from the first outfit, your colourful accessories don't always have to match, sometimes it's fun to wear different colours to add even more brightness to a black and white palette.




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77 comments:

  1. I love to wear black and white striped clothes (or blue and white) with colourful accessories, they look so cute together!! Love the first outfit so much!!! Hope you are having a lovely start of the week Mica xx

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy/

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    1. It is such a fun way to wear colourful accessories! :)

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  2. Amazing post, dear! A big hello from Germany!
    Hugs ♥
    LianaLaurie

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  3. I´m obsessed with large bags (loved them even before having a baby) And now you need to carry around more stuff - so it´s a must! Pretty outfit,Mica!

    have a great week!
    Anna
    http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

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    1. And the Balenciaga pompon is such an awesome large bag! :)

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  4. You look gorgeous in both dresses. I love wearing striped dress and tops. These kinds of pieces attract me always. So my favorite is undoubtedly the first one.
    Have a happy Monday :) Kisses <3
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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  5. Such a lovely colour, I bet it adds such a pop of colour to any outfit.

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty 

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  6. That really is such a great bag! The color is seasonless! And both dresses look great on you!
    Caryl | http://morepiecesofme.com

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    1. Definitely, it could be worn year-round!

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  7. Hello Mica😘
    You really like Balenciaga bags.
    Those two outfits are perfect for work in office. I m thinking that i need a stripes dress by seeing yours.
    Hope you had a great week. Here it rains a lot and i couldnt do the shooting looks that i want to do😣
    Xoxo from Portugal

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Sorry to hear it has been raining so much, hope the weather improves for you soon!

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  8. Both outfits looks so elegant and feminine. I love how you used necklaces to accessorize. A nice necklace can adds something special to a dress. You do look perfect in both of these dresses.

    I did notice that you have quite a few coloured handbags. I love handbags in colours, I totally agree with you that they are great items to have. Coloured bags are a fabulous way to add some colour to an outfit.

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    1. Yep, I love my brightly coloured bags, I do have a few, haha!

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  9. I completely agree - it's nice to have a pop or two of color against fit and flare dresses.The black and white is such a fun dress! I love texture and color too!

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  10. Cute outfit! Love the stripes!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  11. Same here! I love bright or colorful bags because they go with everythinggggg. The brightness really ofsets the need to match what you're wearing and I love that
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. They do go with so much more than you'd think! :)

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  12. Hi Happy Monday! The purple bag pops beautifully against the stripes. I adore how handbags can brighten up a look! You look very pretty as always. I pray you had a great weekend. I just arrived back from a relaxing vacation.

    Have a blessed new week!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. A vacation sounds wonderful Tiff! :)

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  13. Aw this outfit is gorgeous I love both the dresses you look lovely x

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. That bag looks so cute!Lovely outfit:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

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  15. I love the statement that the purple bag makes against the striped dress and black dress--it is such a pretty color! I love it paired with your pink necklace too. You are totally convincing me that I need to get a bright colored bag for the upcoming season!

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    1. haha yes I'd always recommend a bright bags, they are so fun to wear!

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  16. I just tried on some fit and flare dresses this weekend and wasn't too pleased with the way they fit. I still have some baby weight to loose there. But I noticed your dresses look like the waistline is a little higher. That might be what I need! These both look fabulous on you! I love the bright pink necklace with your striped dress!

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    1. haha yes these are so post-baby friendly! I used them to hide the baby bump at work too, such a good style for that! Hope you can find something similar.

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  17. Looks like a great bag! Love the colour.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  18. I think that both outfits look very good for work and that adding that coloured bag makes all the difference Mica.

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  19. My favorite is that striped dress with black blazer Mica. So polished. Great look and I love the touch of color with the necklace. You look so pretty.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. Fit and Flare dresses are so classic! Great looks for the office!

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  21. Both of these outfits are so cute! Your Balenciaga bag is such a beauty with that purple color!

    xx Freja
    http://whatmakesmesmileblog.com/

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  22. Balenciaga's design are so unique and original that when i saw your pics I knew right away it was a Balenciaga bag. They have such a cool style. I hoped you enjoyed your barbecue and party this past weekend!
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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    1. They are so easily identifiable, it is such a fun style. We had an awesome weekend too, thanks! :)

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  23. It is the one reason why I stopped wearing bracelets to the office. I love them, but they are so damn noisy!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. haha yes you really have to think differently about clothes when you are sitting at a computer all day!

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  24. I love the shape of that bag. I'd love to use it for traveling. Looks like you can fit anything in there!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. It would be perfect for travelling! :)

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  25. This is such a fabulous look for the office! I absolutely love the pop of colour of your bag. It adds such fun character with a classy look. Happy Week :)
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/04/the-6-cross-body-bags-you-cant-miss.html

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  26. I just read a very interesting article on Balenciaga before I came to your blog! It's a Balenciaga day! Haha. I love both of your outfits! That striped dress is calling my name right now. :)

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    1. haha I always smile when that happens when I'm reading blogs! :)

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  27. This bag is so pretty , it looks perfect with your outfits. Loved both looks. Have a lovely week ahead.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  28. Yep, I can't do bracelets or bangles at work for that reason! My skinny wrists mean they rattle around uselessly and hit the desk non stop.

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    1. My day to day ones end up sliding quite far up my arm when I'm typing so that's good, but there are some pieces I don't wear to work for that reason!

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  29. I love purple color and this bag is so versatile.
    Great outfit too!

    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
    New Vlog Entry!

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  30. These are both lovely outfits - I'm loving the necklaces with the dresses, which feels very fresh to me. Love the pops of purple!

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  31. I have a soft spot for fit and flare dresses; they're SO flattering and versatile! Both of these look lovely on you, though my fave has got to be the first, striped one. So pretty! :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Anything with stripes will always be my favourite too, haha!

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  32. You look so pretty + classy! Love this outfit!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/perfect-chocolate-cookies/

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  33. Love these dresses for the office. Fit & flare is my favorite shape.

    michellespaige.com

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  34. That purple Balenciaga bag is amazing! :)
    http://www.lambassadrice.com/

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  35. I have that same problem with my white moto jacket---the zippers always bang on my desk as I'm typing....lesson learned to not wear those for days of typing, I guess!!
    In fact, I could never wear bracelets when I was a dentist, because for some reason patients frowned upon getting hit in the face with them...ha ha!!
    Love this bag, Mica!! It's nice because it has color, but is subtle enough to go with everything!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. haha yes, some jackets are not built for typing! I never thought of that, but it's a good idea you stopped wearing bracelets then, haha!

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  36. I must say, I like the first outfit very much. Very well styled the black and white dress with the purple burgundy bag and statement necklace. Great outfits!

    https://mihabalan.com/2018/04/08/the-ultimate-backpack-for-everyday-travel-and-everything-in-between/

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  37. I love both of the outfits. You accessorize your outfits really well, i like the jewelry.
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  38. I love the pop of colour and fit and flare dresses suit you so much! Hope you're having a lovely start to your week,
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

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  39. You have such an enviable bag collection! And I've totally had those moments when my clothes make awkward office moments, once my lariat necklace looped itself around my desk drawer pull.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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    1. Oh no, hope you didn't injure yourself then!

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  40. Ok I need that bag in my life!! And I love your striped dress - so cute!

    xox Kirsten // http://kirstenwendlandt.com/burts-bees-beauty/

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  41. Both outfit looks amazing on you! I feel like that bag would go with so much and add just right amount of color!

    Liz
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  42. I love easy fit and flare dresses! Both of these are great, and your bag/necklace add great color.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  43. AMAZING POST! I really like your blog, you put a lot of effort into it :) I wish you a great day!

    Also, I really want us be a great blogger friends, if you want to visit:
    Blog: Happy But Mess
    Instagram: @renatasagolj

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  44. Love the stripes with a splash of lavender and bright pink beads. These are very good looks and are classic and casual, but in an updated and chic way, I hope you are well.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle https://theellediaries.com

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  45. Love how versatile this Balenciaga bag is, Mica:) I think people think purple is a hard colour to wear, but it's really not as you have proven. And I love that necklace-and-dress combo in the first outfit, although I love the classicness of the second outfit too:)

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    1. I definitely find purple easy to wear, as it goes so well with blue and I wear so much of that, haha!

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  46. have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by. Glad to hear you're enjoying your week so far.

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  47. That's a fabulous bag! Large bags like this were my favorite when I used to work in an office because I used to carry so much stuff back and forth from work.

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    1. Yes, a big bag for work like this is perfect - and the Balenciaga Pompon holds so much!

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  48. That bag is fabulous! I love big bags :)

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  49. The striped outfit with the purple bag is such a great put together look. I also think that the pink jewellery goes rather well with it. <3
    I am finally back after a short break, was so busy with work stuff but glad to be back. Have a wonderufl week. :) /Madison

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  50. I am loving the colour of that bag. What a stunning shade of purple. Your last ensemble, I thought the dress was navy! And really loved the two together. Then I read on and saw it was black hahahaha. Oh well, maybe this navy-purple pairing can be attempted next time... ...

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. I've worn this bag with navy before and loved it too! :) I think colours can show up differently on different screens sometimes!

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  51. I love the pop of color from the bag, and the necklace too!

    Bethany | www.CuteCapsuleLife.com | Simply Share Friday Linkup

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  52. That bag looks so versatile, Mica! Looks like you can fit the whole house in it which is great when you're a mum :D Lovely plum shade too! You styled it well :D :D Sorry to hear you're all under the weather, hopefully that passes soon as the season changes!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thanks Lorna - I think it's part of having the little ones in daycare, getting all the germs, haha!

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  53. Thank you all for your lovely comments! :)

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