Monday, 9 July 2018

Embroidered Tops In the Office With Balenciaga Bags

After a rough week of feeling unwell and working from home, I felt well enough to return to the office. I decided to wear some of my embroidered pieces to boost my mood. I love embroidery, but it's been a while since I wore these tops so it was definitely overdue.

What I wore:

ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
BlouseJeanswest Elise longline embroidered shirt in coconut blue
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
Shoes: Asos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Unfortunately, despite having regained most of my voice the day before, constantly greeting people in the office and explaining that I had almost lost my voice resulted in me pretty much losing my voice  again before lunch time! While meetings were difficult, they weren't impossible. I felt able to follow along mentally even if I couldn't contribute much to the discussions. There was a lot of pointing and gesturing at screens. Thank goodness for being able to use messaging apps to communicate with my colleagues in other offices rather than picking up the phone!

Lack of voice aside, I wanted to bundle up warmly as it was predicted to be one of the coldest winter days, with single digit temperatures. I'm from Brisbane, 8 degrees Celsius is freezing to us! I picked my cosiest scarf, this Louis Vuitton monogram shawl. The night before as I'd planned my outfits I'd tied it so it was more like a snood / infinity scarf. As I shared on Instagram though, it wasn't as easy to replicate on a cold and dark morning. I didn't realise it looked quite so messy until I saw the pics. Oh well, it definitely kept me warm.


Probably could have picked a warmer jacket over this blazer, and maybe not rolled my pants up to expose my ankles on such a cold day. I did love this outfit otherwise though, it was perfect for the day at work, just not so much for a nearly freezing commute!


Last worn: cream blazer, embroidered blouse, Louis Vuitton monogram shawl, burgundy pants, Chelsea leather ankle boots, Balenciaga Part Time bag.

Other ways to wearcream blazer worn 30 ways, embroidered blouse and shorts, Louis Vuitton monogram shawl and pink skirt, burgundy pants tucked into boots, Chelsea leather ankle boots and maxi dress, Balenciaga Part Time bag and summer shorts.

Perfect for pregnancycream blazer in second trimester, burgundy pants in first trimester, Chelsea leather ankle boots in second trimester, Balenciaga Part Time bag in third trimester.



My Complete Balenciaga Collection (updated for 2018!)







What I wore:

neutral boho winter office outfit embroidered tank pencil skirt, trench, boots | away from blue

camel trench coat and Balenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag on shoulder | away from the blue



awayfromblue instagram neutral beige khaki black boho tank pencil skirt Balenciaga day bag outfit
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
ScarfNali feather print pashmina scarf
Top: Target embroidered khaki tank
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag

Why I wore it:

Thought I'd wear this embroidered peasant tank to the office, as I was surprised to realise I'd never done that yet. I love this and wore it a lot while breastfeeding. It's a long flowy tunic length, perfect for lifting up slightly to feed baby but keeping your stomach covered still. It worked well in the office too! I can't believe this is the first time I've worn this top this year, it's a favourite and has been neglected too long.


While I didn't wear the trench coat in the office and swapped to a cardigan, I did enjoy all the brown tones in this outfit when I wore the trench. The scarf looks a bit crumpled from being in storage and I briefly considered ironing it, but just wore it anyway. Creases happen!

Just like the day above, my voice was better in the morning and almost non existent by the end of the day. While the day started off great with a cup of free chocolates and then lunch being provided at the office, my voice and I were exhausted by mid afternoon. I had a late meeting right before I left and my colleague was sliding me throat lozenges across the desk when she heard me trying to speak on the call! πŸ˜‚


Last worn: camel trench, feather print scarf, khaki embroidered tank, black pencil skirt, black ankle boots, Balenciaga truffle day bag.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and wrap dress, feather print scarf with orange outfit, khaki embroidered tank and summer shorts, black pencil skirt for YouTube Creator Day, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Balenciaga truffle day bag and navy dress.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in first trimester, pencil skirt in second trimester, black ankle boots and pregnancy reveal, truffle day bag for second trimester travel.



Embroidered Tops Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

The embroidery trend doesn't have to be restricted to casual wear! While embroidered denim might not fit an office dress code, and embroidered tank or blouse is perfect. You can always make them a little more formal for the workplace with a blazer or pencil skirt.


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87 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Oh, amazing !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr/

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  2. Wow, great Balenciaga bag collection!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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    1. Thank you! I do love my Balenciaga bags!

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  3. I've always been such a fan of embroidered tops, because they're a lovely simple way of giving a look a little something 'extra' without being too much 'in your face' haha :) Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Yes, they are perfect for that! I know exactly what you mean!

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  4. The second outfit looks lovely, the warm toned coat is very nice! Hope you're feeling better by now, Mica :)
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    1. Thanks Marta! I'm feeling much better!

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  5. A very nice and stylish look, dear!
    Love your bag!

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    1. Yes, they are both great bags.

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  6. I love your scarf my dear !!!!!

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    1. Thanks! They are both nice scarves.

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  7. I'm seriously loving all the neutral and rich tones of your outfits. Definitely makes a perfect Fall look! I also hope you get your voice back soon! Take care of yourself!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Thanks Rach! I'm feeling much better!

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  8. Cute outfits! Love those bags!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  9. Love these looks, girl! So fun!

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  10. I'm so glad you're feeling better, Mica!! It's good you were able to work from home at least for some of the time!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! It is so good to be able to do that.

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  11. I’m loving both of these outfits, so cute, especially with the opaque tights, which is my favorite come fall and winter! I hope your voice comes back fully!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. Thanks Jalisa! I love my fleece-lined tights in winter! And I'm glad to have my voice fully back!

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  12. I don't think It'll ever stop throwing me through a loop that our seasons are opposite, but you look so cozy and cute! Sorry to hear about you losing your voice, I hope it comes back soon!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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    1. haha thanks Brooke! I'm glad I can talk normally again!

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  13. I always like to bundle up on cooler days with a cute scarf. And I just love the embroidery on tops - the detail is the perfect amount!
    Hope you are feeling better soon!
    xo
    Katrina
    www.katrinagwenrose.com

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  14. I like very much this neutral outfit... Beautiful trench!
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  15. You look great in the trench coat and olive colored peasant blouse. I hope you get your voice back soon!

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  16. Glad you are feeling better. So love the earthy tone outfit. It also suck when you lose your voice. Have a great week.

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  17. How good at the second day your voice was better! Sometimes it is really a blessing that nowadays it is possible to communicate with messengers - like in your case it was an advantage. I like both of your looks and I'm pretty sure they were warm enough for the deep temperatures you had.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Yes I'm glad we have such technology in place! :)

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  18. Hi Mica
    I hope that today you are already well of your voice and that you don't need to speak through sign language ahahah
    I like your second look more, and you know I'm crazy about embroidery too, today in my blog I show a work I did cross stitch !!!
    I never thought that in Australia it would have been 8ΒΊC, I thought the weather was warmer.
    I really love seeing the look with the gray cardigan. I think this look is very appropriate to wear at the office.


    Lots of love!
    Marisa

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thanks Marisa! It does get cold here in winter!

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  19. Looks like your winter weather has definitely arrived! I love your layered up trench coat. Sorry you've been under the weather, hope you get your voice back!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Thanks Lydia! :) It is nice being able to layer up for a change!

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  20. that jacket is gorgeous! take care and get well soon :)

    xoxo

    www.loveminnie.com

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  21. I love anything embroidered so love the outfits, of course:D And I know I've said this before but that trench coat is really such a great piece, Mica.
    PS So sorry to hear your voice is still giving you trouble:( One thing I can recommend is honey if you haven't done that yet, then just resting your throat. Easier said than done...I know:) XOXO

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    1. Thanks Emmy - resting not so easy to do with kids, ha! But did have lots of honey! :)

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  22. Cute outfits.. hope you get your voice back soon

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  23. Gorgeous scarf color. I love your outfit today and I think blue goes well with burgundy pants along with your top and jacket. you are the queen of scarf.
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    1. Thanks! I do love my scarves :)

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  24. Oh no, so sorry to hear you haven't felt well. I think it's the period of sicknesses. Embroidered looks really nice on you and I hope you get well soon .

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  25. Great outfits, I really like the first bag! Hope you feel better soon!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  26. Nice post honey!Love your bags,I adore vintage style :) I'm following your blog,hope you can follow mine,as well.Have a nice day xx

    New post:

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  27. Oof, losing your voice is no fun! I lost my voice last winter during a work conference and that was rough so I know the feeling!
    I love both looks, as per usual! My favorite is your first top. I love embroidery in general but the blue embroidery pattern really pops!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. So hard working when you have no voice, isn't it!

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  28. Both of those bags are so beautiful! I love the color combo of your first outfit and the layering of your second ;-)

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  29. Hi Mica, these colours look so good together! Incredible what a good combination can accomplish.

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  30. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, but that's nice you can still work at home. Love your scarves! They add so much to your outfits. I really like the cardigan outfit you have on in the last picture.

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  31. So cute!

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  32. Embroidery on a blouse is such a nice touch. Both of these are lovely winter outfits for the office - scarves are always good in the AC too!

    I hope your throat/voice get better, Mica!

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  33. Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your voice but also glad to hear you're feeling better. Both of your outfits are beautiful! I love your scarves. I'm also jealous of your winter outfits, haha. It's so hot up here lately! I'm ready for fall and winter to come, now.

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

    Lindsey
    https://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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  34. I hope you're feeling much better, Mica. I love both of your embroidered tops and they look great in both of these winter work outfits. Your scarves are so pretty too! Hope you're having a good week so far! XXX

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  35. Your work looks are always to pulled together. Loving the trench. Hahaha I know what you mean about pulling out crumpled items that have been stored away. This happened to me last week with a pair of summer pants.

    So glad you got your voice back!

    Allie of
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    1. Always good to find old pieces, but a pain to iron them again, ha!

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  36. I love both looks. The jewel tones of the first outfit look great together and I love the more neutral tones of the second look.

    I'm sorry to hear you were unwell though. I hope you're feeling better now.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  37. That blue is the perfect color for you!

    xoxo,
    Meredith
    LATEST POST | INSTAGRAM

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  38. Oh no sorry you've been sick, people have been going down like flies here but so far I've managed to escape unscathed. I don't want to tempt fate but I credit my fleece lined tights for keeping me very warm and bug free! I hope you feel better asap and are able to talk again.

    I do like that scarf a lot, my scarf collection and I are not easily separated over winter and your blue one is so cheerful! I think it looks really nice with the maroon which I wouldn't have thought of myself. Yay for scarves!

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    1. Yes to fleece lined tights! The only way I can get through winter, haha! :) And scarves - you're right, yey for scarves!

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  39. Oh, dear, sore throats are a dangerous enemy! Hope you are feeling much better now, Mica. We have been enjoying a so-called heat wave over here in the UK but just this morning it's feeling pretty chilly so a cozy soft scarf is always a good ally. Sending lots of love!

    Saida | www.shetalksglam.com

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    1. Glad the heatwave is starting to break for you!

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  40. Ooh yes, I love all the browns with that second look! The trench is a great color.
    And UGHHH, losing your voice is the worst! So annoying
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  42. Hi Mica, glad that you are feeling better. Strange isn't it, that here it is summer and you are freezing!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Have a great week

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    1. haha yes, it is strange for me in winter here as you're in summer there!

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  43. I'm such a sucker for Balenciaga and your collection is seriously the best!

    Hope the sore throat goes away soon, sista!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  44. Good to hear you're feeling better. You have such a gorgeous collection of Balenciaga bags. It's great that you were able to wear your embroidered peasant tank to work. You are always so good about finding new ways to wear your wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks Rowena! I think I need to try this more often, it's great for the office.

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  45. Hi I'm glad you are in good health! I really like both looks and you layered beautifully! That cute blue scarf is perfect! I pray you are having a great week!

    Tiff
    Http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  46. Great post dear! the outfit is cozy and trendy
    bisous

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  47. Oh no, I hope you'll fully recover soon, Mica! The brown tone in the second outfit is beautiful and very Autumn like. And I wish I'm living in Brisbane, I can deal with 8 Celsius Winter. LOL!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. yes, we are lucky we don't have snow to contend with!

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  48. Glad to hear you're feeling better! I am really crushing on that last outfit. I love the caramel jacket and I also love it without the jacket. I should try one of my olive tops with gray and black!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Glad I could give you some outfit inspiration! :)

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  49. It's awesome that you're feeling better. I love the way you styled the looks! I love your style.
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  50. Hang in there! In Kansas City its almost 100 degrees everyday (so draining). I would love to raid your handbag collection Mica. I'm loving your YouTube videos!

    x, S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy the videos :)

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  51. Such a cozy and comfy look, loving the layers! Also, I like your bag too dear, such a classic.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  52. So glad to hear you're finally feeling better! That last outfit is my favorite. That bag is just fabulous and a great neutral!

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  53. Both outfits look so chic.
    I love the scraf add ons

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  54. Those Balenciaga bag are really perfect for the office :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  55. LOL, I hear you on the scarf creases. I'm only willing to spend so much time ironing any particular piece. If it's not 100% crease free...so be it. Glad to hear you are on the mend this week!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Yes, creases happen sometimes! :)

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  56. I really love these! I especially love that second look - I love the colour scheme - that jacket is goals :P

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    1. It was such a bargain too! Has been a wonderful sale buy! :)

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  57. love your bag Balenciaga collection! So many lovely bags. Fabulous outfits as well.

    I can understand your voice issues, I often lose my voice and having to explain why to everyone only makes it worse. When our voice is sore, we should talk less and not have to explain things, but people are curious and somethimes it seems unpolite not to answer. I always get the - what's wrong with your voice question from everyone. One of my vocal cords has been in a state of constant paralysis since I was two (injured in a heart operation I had then). The day before yesterday I went for an operation to fix that but unfortunately the doctors weren't able to place an implant as my vocal cord is too thin, and I'm back to status quo (fortunaly nothing was further damaged but I'll need another surgery).

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    1. It's a shame that the surgery could not help you :( It's so important to have a voice, I agree!

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  58. Love your BBags, I have one bbag and love how light it is. The cognac ensemble looks so good, I love the rich shades and olive is lovely on you. The embroidered top is pretty and love the cobalt scarf. Hope your voice is doing better!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
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  59. Thanks all for your kind comments - my voice is back to normal now which is a relief! :)

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