Monday 1 July 2019

Jeanswest Jewel Toned Blouses In The Office & Weekday Wear Linkup

For today's weekday wear linkup I'm sharing two pretty jewel toned blouses I wore to work with classic black pencil skirts. I wear my pencil skirts year-round to the office, they just need a little extra layering in winter!

What I wore:

navy peasant blouse black pencil skirt ankle boots in office with neon pink alexander mcqueen skull scarf | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy with heart tassel charm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy peasant blouse pink alexander mcqueen skull scarf winter office outfit
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
ScarfAlexander McQueen pink pashmina in skull and floral print
TopJeanswest Chana long sleeve stud top in night sky navy
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

More fun photos from my friend K at the Myer Centre cloud 9 area. When I saw that this pink and yellow wall matched my pink and yellow scarf it was an obvious backdrop for taking photos!

I like the sapphire blue of this studded blouse, it's such a nice colour and it pairs nicely with black. I think navy and black is a stunning combo. With the navy Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote too though the outfit felt a little flat - the pink and yellow Alexander McQueen skull scarf was the perfect accessory for a little extra colour.

These black ankle boots have been getting a workout too after my tan ones broke!

Last worn: navy studded blouse, tassel earrings, Alexander McQueen skull scarf, black pencil skirt, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff navy MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearnavy studded blouse and jeans, Alexander McQueen skull scarf and maxi skirt, black pencil skirt and printed tank30 ways to wear black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff navy MAB tote bag and sheath dress.

Perfect for pregnancyAlexander McQueen skull scarf in third trimester, black pencil skirt in first trimesterankle boots in second trimester.

What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote

What I wore:

jacquard blazer and berry jewel toned frankie jeanswest blouse black pencil skirt magenta edie bag | away from blue

jacquard jacket, Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | winter office outfit Jeanswest Frankie soft blouse in berry pencil skir rebecca minkoff edie bag jacquard jacket
JacketJeanswest Cassandra jacquard jacket
TopJeanswest Frankie soft blouse in berry
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

This berry blouse is such a great colour to wear! It's shiny fabric makes it seem more pink or more ruby toned in different lights. I was wondering what bag I could wear with it when I realised it looked pretty similar to the shade of this magenta Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag! You know I love a bit of matchy-matchy, and while the shades don't match exactly this combination made me so happy.

This lovely metallic boucle jacket seemed like a good combo with the silky texture of the blouse, and the round neckline let the little ruffled collar of my blouse standout. I also appreciated the zippers on the sleeves of this jacket. The blouse has puffy statement sleeves and it wasn't fitting under a plain black blazer, but unzipping the sleeves on this slightly let me wear the blouse under with ease!

Last worn: jacquard jacket, berry blouse, black pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag.

Other ways to wearjacquard jacket and dress, berry blouse and skirt, black pencil skirt and tee, black ballet flats and a-line skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard blazer in third trimester, black pencil skirt and second trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester.

Jewel Toned Blouses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A jewel toned blouse in a modest cut is great for the office. Long sleeves mean your arms are protected from the freezing aircon, and the colours are a nice pop with a classic black pencil skirt. With the plain colourful backdrop of the blouse you can add a fun printed jacket or a scarf for a little extra interest too.

Weekday Wear Linkup #25

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  1. Happy Monday and happy new month Mica!!! Love your outfits, I love how you add colour to your monochromatic outfits!!!


  2. The blouses look elegant and vibrant, a great combination for the office. And the backdrop in the first pictures - perfect!

  3. il primo look è il mio preferito

  4. I am loving these jewel tones, Mica! The sapphire top is so pretty and looks fab with the pink scarf. I also love how the bag and tassel charm complement the colours so well! The berry/ruby blouse is also such a gorgeous colour and the bag goes so well with it! It makes my matchy-matchy heart sing! ;) Hope you have a wonderful week ahead, Mica. I tried to join your linkup but it wouldn't let me for some reason! XXX

    1. Sorry you couldn't join the link up - there were some technical issues this week!

  5. I love matchy matchy too! Your RM Edie bag is gorgeous and couldn't have been more perfect companion to your outfit! Happy first day of July and wishing you a marvelous week ahead!

    Maureen |

  6. Pink looks gorgeous on you. Both outfits are beautiful and stylish, simply perfect for both work and play. The outfits look great on you. In the first outfit I really like the accessories, that A.M pink pashmina is so lovely and the bag is stunning. I also like the mini bag you wore with the second styling, it matches the berry blouse so well.

  7. very lovely looks, Mica!
    I love how they look classy but with a trendy twist!
    Bags are really a great way to add color to an outfit!

  8. Pink is so great on you! And I really love the navy and pink combination! Have a wonderful week.


  9. Love both blouses! The pink one is such a gorgeous color. Having a problem with the link up just as an FYI. Have a terrific week Mica!

    1. Sorry about that, I think there were some technical issues with the linkup this week!

  10. I just love the bright pink as a punch of color these different ways, Mica.
    Just like everyone else, I couldn't link up!!

  11. These colours look gorgeous on you Mica! I adore berry coloured clothing though I feel like I only wear it at Christmas time!

    Musings & More

  12. Both looks are great! Very professional and work appropriate! Love your Rebecca Minkoff tote!

  13. I love the rich pink colors. I thought that might me an A. McQueen scarf! I think I may need another one!

    1. I think you can never have too many, haha!

  14. Gorgeous pops of color with the jewel tones! Have a fabulous week <3

    Green Fashionista

  15. Hi Mica
    You look so professional with this two outfits for the office!!
    My favorite is the second one!!

  16. The pink bag is so lovely, dear.
    Mónica Sors

  17. Two of my favorite looks on you! I love them both! Have a wonderful Monday, Mica!

  18. You are so right the addition of the scarf in the first look really perks it up. And it is nice how you matched the shades in the second look. Love both bags!

    Allie of

  19. very nice look

  20. Both of these workwear outfits look great! I always love the different colors you add to your outfits. The berry blouse is really pretty!

    x Kara |

  21. Love the color combo in the first outfit. Both of these are awesome work outfit. I hope you are having a great week.

  22. That top blouse is so pretty with its detailing!

  23. I love that scarf with that backdrop - good catch on finding that because it makes a great picture! I just love that blouse in the first set and the lighting or something makes your ankle boots look navy blue, too. The whole set is gorgeous! The second one is very business-y but in a feminine way. I just don't think of wearing my "weekend shirts" that I use to dress up my jeans or shorts a bit with office wear - but I like it!


    1. Thanks Ruth! I'm always trying to think of ways to get more wear from my wardrobe :)

  24. I love jewel toned colors and these blouses look fabulous on you!


  25. I love these bright colours on you, Mica! They look amazing, especially that gorgeous rich pink. Love your backdrop on the first pic - how very clever of you! Too bad about your tan boots!

    1. Yes I'm so sad! they had a good run, but they could have lasted longer!

  26. I love navy and pink together—it's one of my favorite color combinations, and it looks great on you too!
    Cheryl Shops |

  27. Your gorgeous berry blouse pairs perfectly with that bag! It's so fun you have lots of nice jewel toned options to match your blouse to your bag!! You look lovely!

  28. I love your colours to brighten a Winter day. The scarf is just great. You wear pencil skirts so beautifully. I hope you are having a good week, many thanks for the link up.

  29. Such lovely outfits! Love the Edie bag!

    Gemma x

  30. Totally digging the colour of both blouses:) Really suits you, and the combo with the skirt is lovely.
    PS Love that background too:D

  31. Loving both blouses, babe- but especially that berry one! So pretty!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  32. Nice outfits - Love the jacket.

  33. I'm really into long sleeves that's why I love that stud top in night sky navy you have on. It also looks comfy! And that pashmina really added color to your overall look. Really nice! :)

  34. Mica, you look fab in that berry color! I love how you insert pops of color in a neutral outfit (something I like too!)

  35. Both of these looks are beautiful! I especially love the navy and blue combination. It really is stunning and that wall you chose as a backdrop is so fun.

    I hope you have a great week.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  36. I love the pink bag ! Such a cool color ;)

  37. You have the best bags which provide perfect pops of color.

  38. I'm a bit late with joining the link up but better late than never, right?

  39. Cute corporate looks dear. Love the pop of pink from the first outfit, really pretty.

    Jessica |

  40. I think your second look it my favorite, I love the bright pop of pink and the subtle stripes and textures of the jacket.
    Chic on the Cheap

  41. I love love the background of your first pics and want it in my life! And I really like your subtle statement jacket in the second pic!

  42. What a beautiful color combo on you, love the bright pink and the navy. The bright pink bag is my favorite!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  43. Thanks all for your lovely comments on the different background I found and thanks for linking up - sorry about the technical issues!

  44. Last week I was reading about McQueen and his signature skull scarves, I could not help but remember you own several.


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