Monday, 16 July 2018

Dresses and Leather Jackets With Scarves and Balenciaga Day Bags

I'm always excited to get my leather jackets out. They are the perfect pieces to keep me warm in our Brisbane winters, and they look great with everything. I wore them recently with dresses to the office. I get to work early so the extra warmth from a leather jacket is appreciated in the cold winter commute. I did swap the jackets for a cosy cardigan when I got to my desk though.

What I wore:

cobalt leather jacket, embroidered feather scarf, ikat print belted dress, winter office outfit | awayfromblue

Balenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram tan hobo bag belted ikat print dress cobalt jacket winter outfit
JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
Scarf: grey and gold embroidered feather scarf
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
BeltRebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap velvet belt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagBalenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag

Why I wore it:

While this dress only gets worn to the office, it is one of my favourite dresses. I love the colour and print, and it was definitely overdue a wear. I knew the cobalt of the leather jacket would go so nicely with the navy on the dress, but I was undecided about the scarf. I set aside a few to try in the morning and see which looked best, but as soon as I put this one on I knew I wasn't going to have to try any others - the grey scarf with gold embroidered feathers works so well with this printed dress!

There was nothing I'd change about this outfit - I did think of ankle boots in the morning but the ballet flats were fine. My legs were kept warm with my fleece lined tights, another winter must-have for me!


Last worn: cobalt leather jacket, feather embroidered scarf, velvet double wrap belt, Ikat print dress, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Balenciaga Day bag.

Other ways to wearcobalt leather jacket and maxi dress, feather embroidered scarf with black and white, velvet double wrap belt over a vest, Ikat print dress in summer, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and printed skirt, Balenciaga Day bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyIkat print dress in third trimester, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga Day bag for second trimester travel.



What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Day









What I wore:

Louis VUitton shawl worn as snood, printed wrap dress, leather jacket for work | away from blue

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete | away from the blue

Awayfromtheblue instagram | blue snood, printed wrap dress, Balenciaga day bag and leather jacket winter outfit
JacketAsos Black by Markus Lupfer printed leather jacket
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Dress: Target Dannii Minogue Petites printed wrap dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

While I liked this outfit, I didn't like it as much as the one above. I thought that the blue bag and scarf would look nice with this faux wrap dress. The dress is such a fun mix of colours, but I do wear blue with it frequently. Even this black moto jacket has a little bit of blue print on the sleeves, as you can see in the close up shot of the bag.

With the dress being such a bold and colourful print, again I was unsure what scarf to go with it. I decided on this blue monogram shawl. While it does have a monogram print on it, like the leather jacket it's so subtle I think it worked really nicely with this dress.

Might not have been my favourite outfit, but it was still nice for a busy meeting filled day at the office. I just loved the first outfit more!


Last worn: printed leather jacket, Louis Vuitton monogram shawl, Dannii Minogue Petite faux wrap dress, black ankle boots, Balenciaga tempete Day bag.

Other ways to wearprinted leather jacket and flares, Louis Vuitton monogram shawl and pencil skirt, Dannii Minogue Petite faux wrap dress and pink bag, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Balenciaga tempete Day bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyDannii Minogue Petite faux wrap dress in second trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester, Balenciaga tempete Day bag in third trimester.


Faux Leather Jackets Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Just because you're heading into the office, it doesn't mean you have to leave your leather jacket behind. A tougher moto jacket works well with a feminine dress and keeps you cosy for the commute. It's so easy to throw your jacket over your chair when you get to your desk, and swap it for a cosy cardigan if the office aircon is a little chilly, or a blazer if you want to look more formal.


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63 comments:

  1. I love the asos leather printed jacket! I don't think I'd ever seen a printed leather jacket before, but yours is lovely :)
    http://www.lambassadrice.com/

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    1. It's definitely a unique piece, I'm glad I snapped it up on sale! :)

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  2. Love the combination of colors! Asos always have a good selection of stuff and you would never go bad with a leather jacket ;)

    Best!
    Pablo
    Hey Fungi Blog

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  3. You look great - so boho in both versions. I like so much your first dress xx

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  4. So pretty babe!!

    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: SPANISH DOTS DRESS

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  5. Both of these jackets are gorgeous, Mica! I love the colour scheme in both of these outfits, Mica. I especially love the first outfit: everything matches so well! Hope you had a great weekend & a great week ahead, Mica! XXX

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  6. I definitely like how the scarf tied together everything nicely. It's all about the subtle print and colors it brings into/complements with other colors!

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    1. Scarves are the best for that I think! :)

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  7. LOVE those bags! You're so lucky to have so many of them.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  8. This is so nerdy but I love it when you wear blue since you have blue in your blog name. :) Anyway, both of your moto jackets are fabulous! hey look great paired with dresses!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. hehe yes, I do love wearing blue too! :)

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  9. I love the layering! I know the second is not your fave, but I really like it! The leather jacket gives it a nice edge!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  10. Love both of those leather jackets! The color of that second one is sooo rich and gorgeous!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  11. I like all things that you choose. Great post!

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  12. You blue leather jacket is amazing. I hope you have an amazing week.

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

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  13. I'm loving those leather jackets, especially the bright blue one, so different! Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  14. Looking like pure magic Mica! You are one stylish babe and aways leave me with so much outfit inspo :) The cobalt of your gorgeous leather jacket is pure paradise, it's a match-made in heaven with your dreamy dress. I adore the print, so pretty! Both dresses have the dreamiest prints and look utterly divine on you. I'm crushing so hard on your beautiful bags too. Pure heaven! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  15. Love that blue jacket! So pretty!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  16. Leather jackets make such great transitional outerwear! Your cobalt blue one is a fab color and the boho chic dress you styled it with is lovely as well.

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  17. I love the way you layer your scarves so much. They look so pretty and those bags are incredible gorgeous. I have a handbag addiction sometimes, and this makes me want to buy more. http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/07/sale-alert-few-moda-wishlist-fall-look.html

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    1. I can never resist buying handbags, haha!

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  18. That blue jacket is SO pretty in your first outfit. I'm in love! It really looks great styled with that dress, too. I always struggle with bold colors with jackets, but you do it so well!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  19. It's hard to beat that first outfit - all the elements in it work so well together. That blue jacket may be my favourite piece of everything you own, period! Lovely outfits, Mica!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! It's one of my favourites for sure! :)

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  20. You have some fabulous leather jackets!! That bright blue one is so eye catching!! I just bought a yellow one from the consignment store, and not that I want it to get cold just yet, I certainly can't wait to wear it!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I'd love a yellow one! looking forward to seeing how you wear yours!

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  21. So nice outfit dear, you look wonderful both outfits.
    Malefica

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  22. I love leather jackets too! Yours are so beautiful. That cobalt blue is such a fun color! And I'm still obsessed with you scarf collection, haha.

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

    ~Lindsey
    https://have-clothes-will-travel.com/you-should-visit-docs-harley-davidson-in-bonduel-wisc-heres-why/

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  23. I love to wear leather jackets too. They really complete a look. Both of the dress looks are lovely.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  24. That jacket is so fabulous. I could see you wearing that with so many different looks!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  25. That bag is so cute, I love how you styled it
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  26. I love leather jackets and your blue one is stunning! What a fabulous color!

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  27. Cute looks, and I always love your Balenciaga bags :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  28. Hi Mica
    I also love to wear biker jackets, pretty much with everything, with dresses, pants, skirts I do not know !!! I liked the second look and I liked your hair braid by side, it was very beautiful over the scarf. The biker with dresses in addition to being an extremely modern look is much more interesting than a suit to wear in an office.



    Lots of love
    Marisa

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thanks Marisa! it is an interesting office look, even if I take it off when I get to my desk! :)

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  29. Love the cobalt blue of your first jacket! And the monogram scarf adds just the right pop of colour in the second outfit. Although it's prety cold (for us anyway haha), one of the best things about winter is being able to wear leather motos :)

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. Yes, I do love leather jacket weather! :)

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  30. Dear Mica, it makes me smile that in my current post I'm also wearing a leather jacket. I like both of your looks and especially also the second look - that wasn't your favourite. The faux wrap dress suits you perfectly and the combo with the leather jacket is really cool!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. I love that you were wearing a leather jacket too, even though our seasons are so different!

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  31. Ooh I love the look of a leather jacket with a dress--it adds the perfect amount of edge. I love the way you layered on a scarf in these looks too, it all really works so well together. Have a great week Mica!

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  32. I love the balance between the feminine dress and the edgy leather jacket and booties for your second look. It is so cute! And that blue colour jacket is just gorgeous!
    xo

    Katrina
    www.katrinagwenrose.com

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  33. Love that cobalt blue jacket! This is so pretty! xo Jana | www.janastyleblog.com

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  34. Such lovely dresses! I love them paired with the leather jacket.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  35. I love dipping into my scarf collection for the fall + winter! Looking chic + cozy, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  36. I love getting to wear my leather jackets too! Your blue one is so fun and perfect with that dress.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  37. I love how you paired these leather jackets with the dresses, Mica:) A great mix of girly/tough pieces. Being able to wear leather jackets is one of the few things I like about the colder season:) And you just reminded me how I should really invest in tights for fall/winter!

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    1. Oh yes! Fleece lined tights are an essential here! :)

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  38. Great post dear!

    http://www.iameleine.com/

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  39. The bright blue jacket is such a great piece. I also have a cardigan at work, my goodness it gets cold during the day, I swear all seasons. Preparing for a couple days off for my bday so I wish you a great week ahead. :-)
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Yes the office air conditioning can be so cold!

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  40. I am loving the color combination of cognac and rich royal blue. I love leather jackets with dresses, and your scarves are beautiful too . I know it is very cold there and I hope you are keeping warm. Thank you for sharing this lovely post.
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    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks Elle! The leather jackets were keeping me cosy, haha!

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  41. Here, it's quite rainy same with your weather and it seems this outfit are pretty nice and chic.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  42. Btw, i nominate you on my latest post. check it out.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  43. You look lovely! Very casual and cozy but that's the point! Charming scarves

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog and Instagram

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  44. Hi Mica
    I love the blue grey color of your bag! Beautiful. How lovely too to wear cobalt , love the dress with the moto jacket. Looking great! I am excited for moto jacket season myself!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  45. Your black tights and flats made me smile because that's a combo I would wear a lot when I had a job with a dress code! :)

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    1. Definitely a winter workwear staple! :)

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  46. Thank you all for your kind comments :)

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