Monday, 15 October 2018

Textured Jackets, Grey Pencil Skirts and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote

When the weather warmed up a little it was good to leave my trench coats behind and wear some lighter jackets better suited to spring. As both of these jackets are textured I kept the rest of my outfit simple, with neutral shoes, a big navy tote and plain tops with grey pencil skirts.

What I wore:

jacquard blazer, navy boho blouse, grey jersey pencil skirt spring business casual outfit | awayfromblue

fashion scarf girl family tree print in blue tied on Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram jacquard blazer grey jersey pencil skirt navy top and bag MAB tote
JacketJeanswest Cassandra jacquard jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl Family tree scarf in blue and navy (c/o)
TopJeanswest chana long sleeve stud top in night sky navy
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

I knew that this light blue family tree print scarf would work really nicely with the navy blue blouse. I wasn't too happy with how it looked with the busy jacquard jacket though. I knew I'd appreciate the scarf in the cold office air con, so decided at the last minute to accessorise my bag a bit by knotting the scarf on it. I think the blue scarf worked just as nicely with the navy tote as it did with the navy blouse when I wore it to keep warm in the office.

With the metallic thread running through the jacket, the silver ballet flats were an obvious choice, I do like a bit of matchy matchy, with even the top and bag matching too.

This pencil skirt is a comfortable grey jersey I sometimes worry is a little too casual, but for a mostly quiet day with little face to face meetings it was perfect. And it doesn't look out of place when others in the office are wearing jeans!


Last worn: jacquard blazer, family tree scarfnavy studded blouse, grey jersey pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote.

Other ways to wearjacquard blazer and jeans, family tree scarf and stripesnavy studded blouse worn two ways, grey jersey pencil skirt and Converse, silver ballet flats and purple pants, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and sheath dress.


Perfect for pregnancyjacquard blazer in third trimester, grey jersey pencil skirt in third trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in first trimester.



More Ways To Accessorise A Bag:


Just like in the outfit above, you can change the look of your bags a little by accessorising them. I share tying a scarf on them and 5 other ways you can accessorise your handbags in this video:






What I wore:

monochrome spring office outfit boucle blazer black blouse grey skirt parrot print scarf | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | adding colour to a monochrome office outfit with navy bag parrot print scarf with boucle jacket
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl parrot print scarf (c/o)
TopJeanswest 'Tilda' black shirt
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

Since I loved the plain top, textured jacket and grey pencil skirt combo, I tried it again the next time I was in the office. This time around, with the black boucle jacket and plain black top, I felt the outfit needed a bit of colour. I decided to wear this colourful parrot print scarf. Despite the busy texture of the jacket, I think the printed scarf worked well as the top of my outfit was all black, unlike the first outfit.

I really enjoyed wearing this - and the more formal fabric of the pencil skirt made me feel suitably attired for a couple of big meetings I had during the day. I was glad when the day was over though, it was such a busy afternoon, I even had to cancel lunch with hubby to get more work done.


Last worn: boucle jacket, parrot print scarf, black blouse, grey pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wearboucle jacket and a-line skirt, parrot print scarf and blue knit, black blouse and leopard print jeans, grey pencil skirt in winter, black ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and fit and flare dress.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle jacket in second trimester, black blouse in second trimester, grey pencil skirt in first trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in third trimester.



Textured Jackets Under $50




How You Can Wear It:

Textured jackets are a nice alternative to a plain jacket and add some extra interest to your outfit. To keep things simple, you can wear them with plain, block colour pieces and let the jacket shine and be the statement part of your outfit. They work nicely in the office, fitting in with any dress code.


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56 comments:

  1. Awesome outfit- I am big fan of color navy blue- your bag is awesome dear xx

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  2. I love both of these stylish office looks, Mica! Both of these textured jackets add polish to both outfits and look great. I really like the first jacket with the metallic thread running through it and how your shoes match. I love how your scarf looks tied on your bag too. So pretty! Hope your week is off to a great start, Mica! ;) XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! It's such a standout jacket, I should really wear it more often! :)

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  3. I love the dark colours with the pop of colour on the scarf!

    www.samanthassnaps.co.uk

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  4. Love the navy and grey color combo in these outfits! From these photos the first pencil skirt doesn't look to casual at all so I'm glad you decided not to worry about that. It's definitely a step (or two) up from jeans!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! Sometimes I worry it's a little casual for an office, but I do have a pretty casual office!

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  5. Such cute outfits and love that handbag!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  6. Such great outfits for work, Mica:) Love that ASOS skirt...you look great in it! And thanks for these ideas about blinging out your bag. I love the idea of using charms on bags, and I also really love that RM guitar strap:)

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    1. Thanks Emmy! I'm glad you found the ideas helpful! :)

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  7. I'm always so impressed that you wear your scarves so much, Mica. It wasn't until the last couple of years that I've learned to embrace them (just call me a slow learner)!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. hehe they are such an essential for me! Thank you Jodie! :)

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  8. That jacket is so pretty, I don't think it's too busy with the printed scarf at all!
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  9. These are inspiring outfits for working women. Both outfits are beautiful. The jacket and scarves have added so much attraction in these looks. Loving this post.
    Hope you have a fabulous Monday.


    Kisses
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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  10. I love how you paired different shades of blue in the first outfit, all pieces look amazing together!! Happy Monday Mica, hope you are having a lovely start of the week!! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Yiota :) I do love blue! :)

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  11. You always look very lovely. And always have gorgeous hand bags and scarf s! Have a great week love!

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  12. You look amazing! I love these looks, blue looks so great on you! Great photos!
    XOXO,
    Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  13. Beautiful outfit. I really like your style.

    Blog - http://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e48JZd0Gbj0

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  14. As usual, gorgeous picks right here! I love the way that you've matched the blues and navys together! Especially as the weather is changing, this look is pretty perfect for the seasons.

    Have a great week :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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    1. Thanks Amy! There were perfect for our spring weather :)

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  15. Love how you accessorize your bags, and you look amazing in these outfits.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  16. Aw, sounds like your work is busy! I hope that settles for you.

    I really like your second outfit - the deep tones of the black and grey really pop that blue bag. I like the contrast of the dressy jacket with the casual skirt in the first look - very cute! Wishing you a good week!

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    1. Thanks Sheila :) It goes through phases like that, just the nature of my work!

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  17. I love how you added some texture in the second outfit with your jacket and color with the scarf! And I love how all the different shades of blue look together in your first outfit. Hope you are having a good start to your week!

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  18. These are fabulous office looks! I absolutely love this tote - it is so classic and timeless. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    https://www.avecamber.com
    https://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

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  19. I love the jacket you wear on the first outfit x

    Lauta
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Laura! It's such a standout jacket, I need to wear it more!

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  20. Love the navy blue pieces of yours especially your bag. The boxy shape and colour are eye catching and looks like it fits everything you need and more. Have a great week so far!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. It is such a good tote for work! :)

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  21. I like all of the tones of blue you've paired together in the first look, Mica! The large navy blue tote also looks like the ideal size for everyday wear :) Hope you're having a lovely week so far!!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. It's a little big for everyday for me, but it's a perfect size for work :)

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  22. You look so beautiful.
    I love the bag

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  23. A little scarf around your bag is such a chic trick- I'll have to try this!

    Hope you're having a great start to the week, Mica!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Glad I could give you the idea! :)

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  24. Beautiful bag:) Kiss www.vlifestyle.it

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  25. I really love the sophisticated pencil skirt and this particular shade of blue. Your Rebecca Minkoff bag is so exquisite and adds just the right amount of luxury. I hope you and your family are quite well my friend .
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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  26. I love how you added touches of spring with your scarves! They both have such pretty prints. I love weather when all I need is a jacket--yay for not having to have a coat!

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  27. I don't think I have a textured jacket, but they look very Chanel.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. I think that's part of the reason why I like them so much, haha!

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  28. The grey jacket looks like such a versatile piece of autumn clothing as it will look great with so many autumn colours. It looks fabulous paired with the blue tones, Mica! :)

    Jaz x
    https://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Jaz! It does go with so much!

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  29. I really love all your outfits!! Such a beautiful jacket too! I hope you have been well xx

    findyourownhope.blogspot.com

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  30. that texture jacket is amazing!!! I love the look and always so refreshing! looks like your work is making you crazy busy!

    Hope the weather is treating you well!

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    1. Thanks :) It has moments where it's really busy but mostly it's manageable!

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  31. Love the blue leather bag, such a classic and classy style. Super versatile too.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  32. Simply chic look babe.
    I love your scarves,.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  33. I love the scarf you put on your bag! And you always look so pretty, Mica! Love the skirt!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  34. You have such a way with scarves! They look wonderful. I love your textured jacket and the navy bag with your pretty printed scarf is lovely! I am asking Santa for a red bag this year.. we both love our bags!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I hope you get the red bag you want Jess! :) You do have great taste in bags!

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  35. You look lovely with that side braid Mica.
    As much as i like both looks i wonder what the first outfit would look like with the tucked top.

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    1. Thanks Lorena, I've been wearing my hair like that a lot lately! This top does look so nice tucked in :)

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  36. I would never think to tie a scarf on my bag--duh! You make it look super cute!

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    1. haha glad I could give you the idea :)

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  37. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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