Monday, 24 June 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Sleeveless Dresses and Long Sleeve Tees


Back to sharing my corporate style for this week's Weekday Wear Link Up! The return to work was a big shift, after 6 weeks of long service leave. I picked some simple fit and flare dresses to wear, layering underneath them with black long sleeve tees to make them work in the colder winter mornings.

What I wore: 

wearing a sleeveless fit and flare dress to the office in winter with long sleeve tee print mixing scarf Rebecca Minkoff MAM | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | print mixing winter sleeveless dress layered outfit long sleeve tee scarf rebecca minkoff MAM
Scarf: Mickey Mouse printed scarf from Disneyland Paris
DressJeanswest 'Rita' stripe jersey dress (with Jeanswest black long sleeve henley tee underneath)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Why I wore it:

It was a big adjustment returning to work after 6 weeks off! I added the scarf not just for warmth in the morning but also because I thought it would be fun to wear a little piece from my trip, and I picked this scarf up in Disneyland Paris.

As well as the scarf, I had my fleece-lined tights and long sleeve tee to layer up and keep me cosy on the colder winter commute. It was a busy day and a lot to get used to again in the office - while I've been away for 18 months before on maternity leave, I found this 6 week gap harder to get used to - I think because of the work my team was on being so different from what it was before I went on leave.


Last wornMickey Mouse scarfplain black teestriped dressWalnut Melbourne ballet flatsRebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearMickey Mouse scarf and jeansstriped dress and blazerWalnut Melbourne ballet flats and pencil skirtRebecca Minkoff MAM bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancystriped dress in second trimesterWalnut Melbourne ballet flats in third trimesterRebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini







What I wore:

black printed tee under sleeveless fit adn flare dress with red acccessories and rebecca minkoff MAM bag for office winter | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram Myer centre cloud nine star backdrop with black dress red accessories
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress with thrifted Maison Scotch black paint splatter print long sleeved tee underneath
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey


Why I wore it:

I followed the same outfit formula for my next day back in the office - this time layering a printed long sleeve tee under my black sleeveless fit and flare dress. I felt the print was a bit too subtle with the dress though, so decided to add some colour with accessories. These red suede ballet flats always make me smile when I wear them, but they are worn so rarely as I usually prefer neutral shoes. I really need to make more of an effort to wear them! With the flat red beaded necklace adding a little pop of colour, this was such an easy way to accessorise.


Last wornprinted long sleeve teered beaded necklaceblack fit and flare dressred ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM (above).

Other ways to wear printed long sleeve tee and green pantsblack fit and flare dress in summerred ballet flats and pencil skirtRebecca Minkoff MAM and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyblack fit and flare dress in second trimesterred ballet flats in second trimesterRebecca Minkoff MAM and jeans.



Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

You can still wear your sleeveless dresses in cooler weather! It's so easy to layer a long sleeved tee underneath, and a winter coat on top if it's really cold. It's a nice way to make your summer wardrobe work in winter.




Weekday Wear Linkup #24


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68 comments:

  1. Loving this cosily stylish outfit, and your hair too. HAve you recently had a cut, Mica?
    hugs, Mary.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi! yes I donated my hair at the start of the year :) You can see more in my sidebar :)

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  2. Ugh, it would be hard to return to work after a nice, long leave so it was a good idea to wear the scarf from your fun family trip! I'm sure it made things just a bit easier. Hope you've adjusted now to being back.
    Have a super week!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thanks, I have started to get back into the routine :)

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  3. These are both such lovely outfits, Mica! Both dresses are such pretty and versatile pieces. I love your scarf in the first outfit and the touches of red in your second outfit. Love the starry backdrop! :) Love that bag too! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead, Mica! XXX

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  4. Getting back to work after a long hiatus is always so tough. I remember and always dreaded that first day back. I love both of these outfits. I will always be a fan of stripes and black. It doesn't matter how many I have in my closet, it seems to be the print and color I am most attracted too. Of course, I also love the pop of red in the second outfit. Such an easy way to dress it up. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and wishing you a beautiful week ahead!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  5. I hope your return to work has not been too stressful. Both your outfits look perfect , love the red touches and your Disney scarf. Many thanks for hosting Mica, enjoy your week.

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    1. It's been an adjustment but I'm back into my routine! :)

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  6. This is perfect layering for fall! Love the added scarves for some polish. Good luck with getting back to work and thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  7. This is such a great way to continue to wear your summer dresses! I love both of these layered looks! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  8. Both are such fun dresses, Mica:) Love them, and those red shoes are such a great pop of colour for sure.
    PS Love your pose on the last pic:D
    Hope you're having a lovely Monday!

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  9. Loving both looks!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  10. It's always tough coming back to work after a few days off...I'm sure six weeks makes it even more of a struggle! Glad you powered through with some cute outfits. Love the pop of red with the necklace and flats in your second look!

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  11. Wow, yes, returning to work after 6 weeks is tough. Hope you had an awesome and relaxing break. Love how you transitioned your summer dresses into the cooler seasons. I always tend to gravitate towards black and white color combos, you are inspiring me to try black and red. Thank you.

    Xx
    Nikki
    www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

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  12. Oh I do this too in the winter and layer a long sleeve tee under dresses I wear in the summer. I love the striped dress it is too cute! And who doesn't like a pop of red : )

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  13. Hi Mica! I always admire how you can layer without looking stuffy. And your bag is a must have too!

    https://sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  14. You look so cute! Have a great week xo
    Nina

    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2019/06/floral-kimono-duster-summer-look.html

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  15. Such cute looks. Love the print mixing in the first outfit and the pop of red in the second.

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  16. I wish I could join this linkup!

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  17. These outfits are so cute! I love how you've styled this bag!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  18. Loving these dresses and how you paired them with tights <3

    Green Fashionista

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  19. Love the pop of colour with the red beaded necklace and matching shoes, that makes such a cute outfit!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  20. I bet it was so hard going back to work after having 6 weeks off. You nailed the black dress outfit.

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

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  21. Interesting way to continue to wear your sleeveless dresses, stylish as usual!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  22. You look so nice with those dresses, Mica!
    Love both the looks but the 1st is my fav, since I really like that striped dress! :)
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  23. I love the pop of red on the second outfit, the necklace is so pretty and so are the flat shoes!! x

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com/

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  24. You look comfortably amazing Mica. The second look is my favourite. I'm down for all black with a pop of colour any time.
    Have a blessed week. :-)

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  25. You have a lovely way of styling your clothes.. I would have never thought to do that!
    And I love your scarf as well.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  26. I imagine coming back after 6 weeks would be quite the adjustment!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  27. Both dresses are cute Mica! I have a similar black one! A great linkup! xoxo

    www.naomella.com

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  28. Such a cute outfit!!
    Love your scarf

    Lesley Kim

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  29. This is a great way to extend the life of our sleeveless pieces. I love the Disney scarf, because it adds just a little color to the black and white and the red in the next outfit does the same thing. It is always hard to go back to work after a vacation. Hope you are readjusting well. Have a great day. - Amy
    https://stylingrannymama.com/

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  30. I love layering long-sleeved tops under sleeveless tops and dresses for extra warmth and coverage - these are both great looks, although I do prefer the first one for the pattern contrast. LOVE those red shoes! You really need to wear them more. Neutral shoes?? Why would you want neutral shoes?? Hee hee!

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    1. haha I've got the non-neutral bags but I need to work on my shoe collection! :)

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  31. I am sure it was a big adjustment going back to normal life, but I can only imagine your experiences on your trip! So many memories too!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  32. I have always liked stripes and floral but I think stripes with your patterned scarf is lovely. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  33. How gorgeous! I love both of these dresses. You styled them so well. Oh wow, and coming back after 6 weeks would be quite the adjustment! Hope you're having a lovely week back.

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  34. I love the red accessories and shoes with that black dress! I like to wear long sleeves under sleeveless dresses in cooler weather too. It can really extend your wardrobe!

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  35. I think I'd have a hard time going back to work after six weeks, but you at least look great!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  36. After six weeks off I would have such a hard time going back to work. I love your layers!

    http://www.ruthyannie.com

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  37. Love the both dresses and outfits! That striped dress looks perfect with the scarf!

    jointyicroissanty

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  38. Oh that is hard to go back to work after such a long time of relaxing! Love your red necklace!

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  39. How beautiful darling, love both dresses hun!


    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  40. Yes! I love this layering trick to take sleeveless dresses into cooler weather. You don’t lose the cute look of the dress the way you do when you layer something on top! Perfection!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  41. The scarf you picked up in Disney Paris is so cute. It suits you really well. That first work day after leave outfit was really stylish and sweet. I also really like the second outfit you wore. That black dress looks fantastic paired with a red necklace.

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  42. That handbag looks so cute and seems like it goes with everything x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  43. That's a good idea to buy a scarf from Disneyland where you can wear it over and over again rather than just buying other souvenirs. That's such a long holiday away from work must be so hard adjusting. I always try joining your link-ups but I get error each time when it's trying to get an image from my blog post. Happy hump day!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Yes scarves are a great souvenir! :) Sorry you are having troubles with the link up :(

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  44. I just love the idea of layering under a dress this way Mica!! You are so creative.
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  45. Loving the red accents on your second outfit there! I think 6 weeks of leave from work would be a big adjustment too - probably more because the holiday you had was so amazing I wouldn't go back to work haha! However being on mat leave you're probably itching to have some adult conversations after 18 months!

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. haha yes I think you nailed it! Returning from maternity leave was so different!

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  46. that bag is so fun!! --Katelyn/www.theyellowspectacles.com

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  47. Hi Mica both outfits look good on you. I love your hair cut - so modern and fresh

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  48. You know, wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt under a dress isn't something I've done very often and I really don't know why. I love the look on you and I'll try it in about 4-1/2 months when it starts getting chilly again. I love your Mickey scarf. It's so surprisingly versatile and you have to look close to realize what it is. The red pops you added in the second outfit are perfectly done and look great with the all-black look. I love wearing black tights and leggings with dresses.

    Ruth
    www.VogueFauxReal.com

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  49. You have such an unique and beautiful style. I love how you style dresses and always looks so stylish.

    New Post - http://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com/2019/06/dolce-gabbana-antology-3-limperatrice_25.html

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  50. Both the looks are so chic! We are currently sweating here in Europe, all we're wearing at the moment is a swimsuit 😉

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  51. I love to layer my summer dresses for cooler weather. I think you layered yours beautifully. I especially like the red shoes. I can see why you like to wear them.

    I hope your work week is going well.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  52. Ugh I understand your pain! Going back to real life after a nice break is always so tough. Looks like a great time, you look so happy!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  53. Both looks are cute. I like how you layered the last outfit.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  54. Cute work looks!! Thanks for inviting me to the link-up :-)

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

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  55. I've never really worn long sleeve tees as part of an outfit like this, I've only ever had them for casual errands but you make them look chic!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  56. Cute, cute, cute! I love finding bloggers from Australia. Thanks for linking up at what I Wore Sunday!

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  57. Loving this cute and cozy look on you dear. The scarf and sleeve tees makes a cute combo.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  58. Such a cute and cozy look you have here dear! Love the sleeves and scarf combination.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  59. Your black dress looks so comfy and adorable. I love the red accessories and the scarf.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  60. Sorry I have missed the linkup or commenting but my computer has been freezing and still does, over the last couple of months. Welcome back to work after a 6-week break. Loving your put-together Winter style, Mica. =)

    Welcome by and join my linkup this week, my friend. It is currently LIVE!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2019/06/ten-red-white-and-blue-4th-of-inspired.html

    Thanks and have a great rest of the week!

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  61. Thanks all for your lovely comments and for linking up :)

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