Monday, 8 April 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Printed A-line Skirts and Plain Tees With Marc Jacobs Fran Bag

Another Weekday Wear linkup, and trying something different with my workwear, getting out these pretty printed skirts I haven't worn in a while! While continuing to wear plain tees, a theme that has been a frequent choice on the blog lately 😂

What I wore:

mustard pleated print a-line skirt white tee jersey blazer business casual autumn | awayfromblue

mustard pleated skirt Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Carob brown fran bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | business casual autumn office printed pleated a-line skirt jersey blazer outfit
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
Necklace: Lovisa mixed texture beaded necklace
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
Skirt: Garfunkle Australia pleated print skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

This outfit got a lot of love on Instagram and in the office - I don't know why I don't wear this skirt more often! It makes me smile when I wear it and it's great just-below the knee length so it works in the office. I do try pair it with plain tops to let the skirt be the focus of the outfit.

Usually I'll go for black tops with it, but decided to try this white tee with it. Added the blazer on top as it was a little cooler in the morning, and so it dressed up the plain v-neck white tee a little more for the office. When you're having a meeting surrounded by people wearing jeans though it's not really a necessity at my workplace, I just like to try make the outfit a little more formal.

This Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag has been worn with this skirt in the past, but the necklace is new, one of the ones I got from Christmas I just hadn't worn yet. I think this plain tee was the perfect backdrop for it. I really liked this outfit.

Last worn: black jersey blazer, gold earringswhite v-neck tee, mustard printed pleated skirt, black ballet flats, Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran bag. First time I've worn the necklace.

Other ways to wearblack jersey blazer and jeans, white v-neck tee and floral kimono, mustard printed pleated skirt and graphic tee, black ballet flats and LBD, Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran bag in capsule wardrobe.

Perfect for pregnancyblack jersey blazer in third trimester, mustard printed pleated skirt in second trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran bag at 40 weeks.

What's In My Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs Fran

What I wore:

printed silk skirt in office with black tee and grey jersey blazer | away from blue

marc by marc jacobs carob brown classic q fran bag worn on arm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | black tee, leaf print silk skirt, jersey blazer and marc jacobs fran bag autumn office outfit
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Earrings: Lovisa mini mustard tassel earrings
Necklace: Happiness Boutique turquoise and coral pendant necklace (C/O)
TeeAtmos & Here black essential v-neck tee
SkirtFrench Connection silk leaf print skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

Another new accessory! These mini tassel earrings were another Christmas gift, I thought they went quite nicely with the autumnal colours on the silk skirt. Again, I stuck with the outfit formula I loved so much above. A pretty printed skirt, a plain v-neck tee in black this time and a grey jersey blazer.

The blazer wasn't really needed. We had a big meeting in the afternoon which took up almost half the day, but it was an internal one so I didn't need to dress up for clients!

Felt quite warm that day so didn't wear the blazer much in the office anyway.

Last worn: grey jersey blazer, black v-neck tee, pendant necklace, leaf print silk skirt, Marc Jacobs mouse flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag (above). First time I've worn the earrings.

Other ways to weargrey jersey blazer and lace skirt, black v-neck tee and olive jeans, leaf print silk skirt with teal, Marc Jacobs mouse flats and wrap dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag and burgundy pants.

Perfect for pregnancyleaf print silk skirt in second trimester, Marc Jacobs mouse flats in second trimester, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag in third trimester.

Printed A-Line Skirts Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A pretty a-line printed skirt in a modest knee length is a nice alternative to a pencil skirt for office wear, while still fitting in with business casual dress codes. If you are worried it might look a little too casual, you can always add a blazer on top to look more formal for impromptu last minute meetings.

Weekday Wear Linkup #13

Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!

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  1. I love that bag of yours so much!! Its a great colour and you have styled it so very well!!!

    Deepti xx |

  2. Those skirts are both cute. I did a double take when I scrolled down to the later pics since they're similar, but realized that they were two different skirts, lol.

  3. Mica, I love your pretty printed skirts and I think the white tee with the first one was a great choice!
    Not sure what happened with the second link I was trying to add, sorry!

  4. What a great work look! This is something that I would have definitely worn when I taught. Been trying to wear more of my skirts. Will go thrifting this week and try to find some that will add interest to my collection: most of mine are maxi skirts.

  5. These are skirts are lovely! The prints are so pretty and loving all the jewels you added in these looks. Thanks for the link up!

  6. Both of these outfits are so stylish and chic, Mica! Both skirts are really pretty and I love how you've accessorised. Both necklaces and earrings complement your outfits so well and your bag is fab! I adore your metallic mouse flats! They're so cute!;) Hope you have a wonderful week, Mica! XXX

  7. Mica, these skirts are gorgeous! I love the bold prints and the style is perfectly suited for work wear and casual wear. So great!


  8. Both outfits are pretty Mica and perfect for the office. I do love the lighter colors on the first skirt. I feel like it stands out more. I am also not good at pattern mixing so I tend to wear simple top with printed bottoms, I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen |

  9. Both of these looks are so chic! I love the prints of your skirts and those necklaces are such pretty details!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  10. I love your thrifted zara blazer! What a great find Mica. :) It's a great outfit overall so I'm not surprised it received a lot of love. :) Hope you and your family had a great weekend. Ours flew by all too quickly! of course, right?

  11. Both of these printed skirts are great! I like the more abstract/geometric prints, and those can be hard to find. I can see why the first look got a lot of love on IG and at the office but the second one is just as good!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  12. I find that I have a ton more print skirts in my closet than solids one, so this is fabulous to see, Mica.
    I'm glad you went with the white top in the first one...I really like it.
    PS...are you able to make the photos bigger in the linkup photos?? For an old lady like me, they are hard to see so small, LOL!!

  13. What beautiful skirts! I love printed pieces because they’re so versatile! You can pull out any color in the piece to match; I love that you chose white this time around with the first skirt. I love that you can also add in a color that’s not in the pattern or add another pattern to the look for a more funkier spin. Again, such beautiful pieces! I hope you have a great week ahead!



  14. I'm partial to the leaf skirt-I'd like to see that with teal/turquoise or yellow pieces, too. I like the turquoise pop of the necklace ;).

  15. I love that bag! It goes with everything!

  16. You look great in these work outfits, Mica:) Love both the skirts, and can totally see why it got a love of IG love. Also love the Zara blazer.
    Hope you had a fab weekend, and have a great Monday.

  17. That first skirt is super cute!! I love the mustard color.

    Miles of smiles,

  18. Both vesrions are so elegant and perfect for office work- I like so much this bag xx

  19. wow, love that first skirt. The combo of yellow and black is so fabulous. The print on the skirt matches the blazer so well. I also really like the second skirt. Both outfits are beautiful. You look great!!!

  20. I'm so into these skirts, girlfriend! And that blazer is an awesome find!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  21. Such pretty printed skirts! I love how you have styled them with solid tees and blazers. You are making me want to pull out similar skirts to wear this week. :)

  22. Your office looks are always spot on. And changing it up are you with Marc Jacobs! That is a great bag. Big and fashion forward. I have been wanting to get his Camera snap bag.

    Allie of

  23. You nailed the first outfit. It is so fun but professional at the same time. I hope you have an awesome week and had an awesome weekend. We did yard work this weekend.

  24. Such pretty skirts! I love the colors in the first skirt!

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful week!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  25. Isn't that first skirt's print just fabulous? I love how you've styled it with a plain white tee, and added the black blazer on top. I'm also loving the metallic mouse flats you're wearing with your second outfit! Have a wonderful week, Mica! xxx

  26. Obsessed with those skirts!! Such fun and creative patterns! :)

  27. These are both adorable looks, Mica! I appreciate that you are probably way more dressed up than your colleagues! Welcome to my world. :) Love that gorgeous bag, and thank you for your kind comments on my own bag attempts!

    Sorry, not in the link-up - too many link-ups, too little time.

  28. I always love it when the mouse flats make an appearance! They are just so fun and cute.

  29. Both of those skirts are so great—I love the prints and how you've styled them with blazers for work!
    Cheryl Shops |

  30. I can see why you had so many compliments , your skirts are wonderful , you look fabulous.Many thanks for the link up, hope you enjoy your week.

  31. Oh I love both skirts! What a great prints! Perfect for a sunny day!

  32. Yes, the white T seems to make the pattern pop out. I like it!
    Hugs, x.

  33. Another brilliant addition to your handbag collection, Mica! This one is of such a good size and I love the colour of it too :) I hope you're having a lovely week so far! x

  34. I love your printed skirts, and your lovely smile as well!
    Kisses, Paola.


  35. I'm loving your new accessories! Those yellow tassel earrings are so pretty with your skirt in the second outfit! I tend to wear blazers with jeans, but I really like them with skirts!

  36. Lovely patterned skirt, this looks super on you. Thanks for hosting the #linkup Mica. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  37. Both of these looks are so pretty! I love those printed skirts and I love how a blazer instantly makes the look so polished and professional. I have a few patterned skirts, I might have to try to recreate a similar look with a blazer and plain tee!

  38. I love that Marc Jacobs bag. The colour is always a favourite for me. You look great in the first look, I love that skirt.

  39. I think this is a great outfit for the office or a more formal occasion. An a-line skirt really does feel more whimsical and fun, but still professional. You styled both of your skirts beautifully.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  40. Your skirts are so fun and really make your outfits more interesting! I like that first one with the yellow print!

  41. Was looking for some fun skirts this morning at the thrift store, only found one but hey it was only 50 cents!

  42. I love these outfits so much! Both printed skirts are beautiful, but I really love the first one. And pairing the skirts with a plain top was a smart idea. You have great style Mica!

    x Kara |

  43. Your outfits are so versatile. You can wear it to work or an evening with friends. I love both of your looks that it is hard for me to choose my favorite this time!

  44. The printed skirts are lovely Mica. You always choose the best and make it look the bestest hehehe. That bag stole my heart. :-)

    Via |

  45. I love when a bag gets so much use from season to season. What a great Christmas gift! It looks lovely with all of your looks :) Hope you guys are having a great weekend!


  46. Hi Mica
    I love that you chose the rich chocolate brown bag instead of black here, and what a great bag! I love the print on your skirts, they are lovely!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  47. These outfits are so cute!! Sadly, I don't have any reason to dress as cute for work--we have no dress code and everyone just wears jeans all the time! Otherwise, I would work an outfit like this into the rotation!

  48. Two fabulous looks Mica. I love printed skirts and wearing them with tees and a blazer give it a cool spin.
    Your Marc Jacobs bag looks like it was a great purchase.


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