Monday, 27 August 2018

New Tees and Textured Pencil Skirts With Balenciaga Bags

After I completed my No Buy July challenge, I made up for not shopping for a month and quickly started buying things in August! I picked up two tees from Jeanswest and thought that they would go nicely with my textured pencil skirts for work. Plain tee, busy textured skirt, seems like a fail-safe outfit. I'm wearing the tees in the outfits below, with mixed results!

What I wore:

navy macintosh, jacquared pencil skirt and Louis Vuitton shawl scarf with red tee winter office outfit | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram navy and red tee and pencil skirt winter office outfit with Balenciaga part time bag
JacketJeanswest Monica Mac coat in Indigo
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in terracotta (new purchase)
SkirtWarehouse navy jacquard pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

I like wearing red and blue together. While I don't have a lot of red in my wardrobe, it's a colour I love accessorising with when I'm wearing something blue. It was nice to switch things up a little and wear this new red tee with a colourful blue scarf for a slight reversal on the usual blue clothes and red accessories combination.

It's the first time I've worn this tee and I really liked it. The shade of red is so easy to wear and it's so soft, definitely my kinda tee. It was my last day at work before going on leave, so I was a bit busy trying to get everything done on time, and it was nice to have a comfortable outfit to wear with all the craziness.

With the bright colours in the outfit, I thought a classic neutral bag would be best to accessorise with and picked my black Balenciaga part time. I've been wearing this bag often lately, it goes with everything and fits a lot, such a good bag and one of my favourites from my Balenciaga handbag collection. I've included a video below for you of my full collection!


Last wornnavy macintosh, Louis Vuitton shawl, jacquard pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag. First time I've worn the tee as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearnavy macintosh and sheath dress, Louis Vuitton shawl and maxi dress, jacquard pencil skirt and wrap top, black ballet flats and stripes, Balenciaga part time bag and chambray.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard pencil skirt in first trimesterBalenciaga Part time bag in third trimester.


My Complete Balenciaga Handbag Collection:






What I wore:

Jeanswest emma tee, purple accessories with trench coat and lace pencil skirt | away from blue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | trench coat, lace pencil skirt and plain tee for office with purple scarf and Balenciaga work bag
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs mauve square scarf
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in dark green (new purchase)
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above, even though it follows the same outfit formula (you know I love my outfit formulas!). When I first tried on this tee I had a closer look at the tag as I couldn't really tell what colour it was - what looked green in the store looked more grey in the change rooms. It's officially 'dark green'. I thought I'd take advantage of the deeper olive looking more grey and wear it how I would a grey tee, with blue and purple. I wouldn't normally try the colour combo with olive!

I felt good about my choice in the morning to wear the grey/green tee with the blue lace skirt and purple blanket scarf, even adding in my purple Balenciaga work bag for a bit of matchy-matchy. Reviewing the photos though I worried it looked a bit too olive to work with the purple. Of course I had to get to work so wore it anyway, alternating between liking and being unsure about the combo through the day!

It's funny as I look at the photos now on my computer screen and the tee looks more grey - it's definitely going to be a fun tee to wear. (I have worn it with olive as well and really loved that combo!)


Last worn: Barkins trench coat, purple blanket scarf, lace pencil skirt, Walnut Melbourne, Balenciaga purple work bag. First time I've worn this tee on the blog, although I have worn it previously and just not posted it yet.

Other ways to wearBarkins trench coat and wrap dress, purple blanket scarf and purple jeans, lace pencil skirt with navy and grey, ballet flats and skinny jeans, Balenciaga purple work bag for a YouTube Event.

Perfect for pregnancyBarkins trench coat in second trimester, lace pencil skirt in third trimester, Walnut Melbourne flats in third trimester.




Textured Pencil Skirts Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

With a busy textured skirt, a plain top is a good choice. You don't have to worry about the prints clashing or your outfit being too loud. A classic tee like these ones are good pieces to have in your wardrobe, but if your office dress code is more formal you could swap them out for a plain blouse instead.



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65 comments:

  1. THe bag is such a beautiful addition to the overall look!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/back-in-valentine-clothes/

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  2. I love seeing red and blue together too! Both outfits turned out so lovely :)
    http://www.lambassadrice.com/

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    1. Thanks Marta! I really like the colour combo :)

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  3. In love with that bag, so beautiful :)
    Have a wonderful day ahead!

    With love and light,

    Patricia & Miguel
    www.freeoversea.com

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  4. I think both outfits and colour combos are fabulous, Mica! Both of your new tees are so pretty! The red and blue look beautiful together and I love the purple scarf and bag together. The purple scarf looks so pretty against your new olive/grey tee. I hope your week is off to a good start, Mica! XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! I'm glad I tried something different and gave the combination a go :)

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  5. it's definitely a good formula to follow! I especially love red and blue together for a nice bright combination!

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  6. Love both outfits, Mica. I agree, the second tee looks more like grey, but nothing wrong with it, I like grey tees. Happy new week. xx

    Nina's Style Blog

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    1. Thanks Nina! Yeah, I definitely like the tee no matter what colour it is! :)

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  7. This is a great outfit formula, Mica!!
    I see what you mean about the second tee and it's color---it's one of those that changes with the light probably!! But I think because it's not the focal point it doesn't really matter. It still looks nice!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! I think it will be fun to wear even as it changes with the light :)

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  8. Cute outfits and love the bags.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  9. I think these pencil skirts are my favorites in your collection! And isn't it funny how things can look different on the computer screen vs real life? This happens to me especially with lip colors, but it's probably my photography skills or lack thereof. :) Hope your week is off to a good start!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Haha yes I'm sure the skill of the photographer (or lack in my case!) comes into it!

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  10. I have always loved a t-shirt with a pencil skirt. There is something about the casual top with a more structured and fitted bottom that makes for a great pairing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy! It's a combo I wear often in my casual office! :)

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  11. I love your both outfit. The color combination is superb. You have picked some beautiful tops. That purple scarf and bag is perfect on your outfit. It seems the weather in your place is good. Here it's so dark and gloomy and I'm tired with these darkness...hehe. I need some sunshine :)

    Have a nice day <3
    Kisses <3
    New post: http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/2018/08/my-visit-to-the-city-of-temples-bhubaneshwar.html

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    1. Hope you get some sunshine soon! I'm enjoying that it's getting lighter each morning!

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  12. Such lovely looks! I hope you're having a great Monday!!

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  13. The bright scarves add a fun pop!

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  14. Cool outfits :) The bags look like they can fit a lot so they are ideal for work :)

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    1. Yes, it holds a lot, it is perfect for work!

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  15. wow love that bag! very pretty! also love your hair style! thanks for sharing this post

    jadieegosh

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    1. Thank you! I've been wearing this hairstyle often!

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  16. Love the olive green with that skirt. I watched you august buy video and you got a lot of nice things for a great price.

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

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    1. Thanks! This tee is one of those great bargains!

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

    https://elenabienvenido.blogspot.com/

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  18. I like both outfits, Mica - that second tee definitely reads as grey to me. Have a good week!

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  19. Both outfits are perfect. I love how you paired your tees with printed pencil skirts. I do love a nice pencil skirt. The bag is very pretty too. You look lovely.

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  20. these outfits make me so excited for fall time!

    kelseybang.com

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    1. hehe thanks! I'm excited for it to warm up as spring arrives!

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  21. I love how you are pairing the scarfs with the tees! I also saw that on your vlog. It looks very current! It will be time to pull out my scarves soon! Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks! I won't be wearing scarves much longer with it being spring now! :)

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  22. Both outfits look fab on you, Mica, but I must say I think I prefer the second one more:) I love the whole colour palette. That shade of red on the the first outfit though does really suit you:)
    Hope you're having a lovely Tuesday morning!

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    1. Thanks Emmy! I do love the purple! :)

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  23. Hi Mica
    You really have formulas for everything.
    And you can with that same formula give two examples of looks and I admire this in you, because people can be inspired by you, not copying. The basis of the look is there - the formula- sweater + skirt + scarf+bag, and so with the clothes that people have at home they don't need to be exactly the same as yours they can use this formula and create his own looks.
    Big kiss


    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thanks Marisa! It's nice to show that a similar formula can create such different looks!

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  24. I agree, it looks pretty grey in the pictures, but that can change with the lighting. I have one similar top that seems to change color with the weather and I love how versatile it is.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Thanks Anne! I'm looking forward to wearing this more and enjoying that it's not really just one colour!

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  25. Tees look great and I love your Balenciaga collection! Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  26. Ooh I love the greenish gray shade of that second tee, and I actually love it with the purple! I think I'm going to keep my eye out for something similar in color--I really like how versatile it is. Have a great week Mica!

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    1. Thanks Shea! I hope you manage to find something similar! :)

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  27. I love pairing basic tees with skirts too. It has a casual chic vibe to it. Such great colour combinations. Bold and beautiful!
    Have a blessed week. :-)

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  28. Both outfit are so lovely! I do love pairing red and blue together as well. I really want a blue scarf like yours! That is so fabulous.

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

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

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! I recommend this! Such a cosy scarf :)

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  29. I love both color combos! So fun and bright! I'm especially loving all the purple hues in the second outfit!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  30. Gorgeous scarves!! Blue will always suit you so beautifully. I also love how you paired the purple scarf with your Balenciaga bag and neutral outfit.
    Hope you and your family feel much better now, by the way!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. Thank you Deb :) We are all feeling much better!

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  31. Love a pencil skirt with an interesting print like these! The texture is really cool!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  32. That just happened to me - I though a tank a purchased was a little more burgundy colored when in reality, I think it's a brown/tan. I do like how both outfits turned out though - it's amazing how we can pair tees with just about anything and make them work!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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    1. It's funny how things can change like that - will be a really versatile top though I think!

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  33. You have a great collection of handbags and I really love that bright cobalt blue shade for the scarf; such a fun and loud accessory!! Hope you're having a lovely week so far...

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thanks Gabrielle :) It's a beautiful shade of blue!

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  34. You put outfits together perfectly! I just love that balenciaga bag!!
    xoxo Shannon

    www.ThatsSOShannon.com

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  35. I definitely couldn't tell if it was grey or olive green until you said so either! I love the red tee on you! When you find a good tee, you always need to get multiples! I wear plain colored tees on a daily basis!

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    1. It is really one of those in-between colours! :) I'm looking forward to getting more wear from these tees, I agree they are a great basic to have!

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  36. I agree about a plain tee/top being a good choice for a textured skirt. It makes putting the look together so easy.

    Out of the two looks, the first is my favorite. I love the combination of bright colors.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. Yes, these were such easy outfits to wear! :)

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  37. I love both! You have an amazing collection of handbags and scarves! They come really handy for switching up looks! You look great!


    -PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

    P.S. I will be hosting a giftcard give away on my Instagram page this week! Let’s follow each other!

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    1. Thank you! I do love my accessories :) I don't do follow for follow though.

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  38. That's such a chic bag. So versatile and classic style.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  39. I am loving the scarves and your Balenciaga, Mica! Always love that bag! Hope you're well!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  40. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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  41. I have one Bbag and love it! It is a light pink and so light to carry! I love your black one and purple. i could see carrying the black often. I love the colors you chose from your outfit especially the red and blue together and the print of your pencil skirt. Pretty!!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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