Monday, 28 October 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Long Sleeve Blouses and Pencil Skirts For Spring

Trying a new colour scheme and an old favourite for today's Weekday Wear Linkup, with some pretty blouses and textured pencil skirts.

What I wore:

berry jeanswest frankie blouson sleeve blouse with blush pastel pink polka dot pencil skirt | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH on arm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blue and berry blouson sleeve blouse and pencil skirt office spring outfit
BlouseJeanswest Frankie soft blouse in berry
SkirtCotton On 'Mica' mesh spot skirt in dusty pink
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

I'd planned to wear this outfit the previous day I was in the office, but the crazy heatwave meant I changed up what I'd planned to wear then, and wore this on my other office day instead. I was glad to be able to wear this outfit at last!

Thought I'd try something a little different with the blush skirt and the berry blouse together. I really liked the colour combo, and decided to keep it simple with everything else, going without a necklace or statement earrings and just wearing black accessories. I thought the black ballet flats and Balenciaga part time bag matched the fuzzy polka dots on the skirt nicely.


Last worn: berry blouse, polka dot pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag.

Other ways to wearberry blouse and maxi skirt, polka dot pencil skirt with purple, black ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga part time bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancypolka dot pencil skirt in first trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


Balenciaga vs Rebecca Minkoff Bags







What I wore:

monochrome lace pencil skirt navy target blouse business casual office outfit gold accessories | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon with lace skirt Llama bag charm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instgagram blouse and pencil skirt monochrome lace business casual spring outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
Top: Target Preview navy long sleeve collared shirt
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Unlike the first outfit, this is a colour combo I often wear. This blue lace skirt looks great paired with other blue pieces and when I saw this blouse in the Target clearance sale I thought of wearing it with this skirt right away. Instead of a necklace I wore my Kmart gold and mustard tassel earrings, to match the gold mouse flats. The Rebecca Minkoff navy Regan bag matched the navy top and lace skirt well too.

The only downside with this outfit is that the blouse looked a bit too voluminous with the half tuck. Think I need to try tuck it all in next time. It's an awesome relaxed trapeze cut but it made tucking into this high waisted skirt a little tricky!


Last worn: navy collared blouse, mustard earrings, lace pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag.

Other ways to wearnavy collared blouse with burgundyblue lace pencil skirt worn 30 ways, gold mouse flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyblue lace pencil skirt in second trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester.


Long Sleeve Blouses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A pencil skirt is an office staple and wearing a blouse with it creates a lovely feminine outfit. You can go monochrome and match the blouse and skirt together like I have in the second outfit, or be a little brighter and pair a colourful skirt with a jewel toned blouse like in the first outfit.



Weekday Wear Linkup #42


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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92 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the second outfit, Mica! I love each individual piece and how well they complement each other in this outfit. I love how your earrings match your shoes, too! You know how much I love matchy-matchy! Haha ;) I hope you had a great weekend and have a wonderful week ahead, Mica! I'm so sorry I've been so behind with comments :( Thanks for the linkup! :) XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! You know I love matchy-matchy too haha! No worries, I know life has been crazy! thanks for linking up!

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  2. The red and blue tops look so comfortable and cute x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  3. The polka dot skirt is so cute!!! I have been obsessing over polka dot print clothes lately!!! happy Monday Mica!! x

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com/

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  4. I always tuck my blouse or top in a pencil skirt. I like it better that way! Both skirts are very Nice! Love those kind of skirts. Have a great start of the week Mica!

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    1. I think I need to tuck it in all the way around next time!

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  5. mi piace tanto il primo look *_* adoro il colore

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  6. Loving the looks. The polka dot skirt is so pretty.
    http://sophieatieno.com

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  7. I love the stripe detail on the blouse! I am so bad at tucking in things, I feel it always looks weird on my body shape.

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    1. it's definitely not something I always get right!

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  8. The colours of your long sleeved shirts are both so good on you . They are both quite generous so tucking could be a bit more tricky with your pencil skirts , perhaps they would be best kept looser over pants. Many thanks for hosting, enjoy your week.

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  9. Nice looks!
    HAPPY WEEK
    xoxo
    https://stylishpatterns.blogspot.com

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  10. Love both of these billowy blouses paired with the pencil skirts. It's such a nice shape! Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  11. I love pencil skirts - they are my staple for the office in the summer months but mine have to be dark grey/black for the firm's dress code

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    1. I'm lucky I have a lot of creativity in what I wear to work :)

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  12. I like the color combo of the first outfit too and I really like that skirt in the second outfit. Pretty pattern.

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  13. I struggle with the half tuck but you did a great job! I think the blue blouse is voluminous but the slim skirt pairs so well with it! Thanks for the link up Mica!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  14. That blue gold skirt though 😍😍😍
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  15. I love both of these looks (and you'd never guess that executing a good tuck with the second blouse was an issue)!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  16. Both the outfits this week are stunning but I love the pink one. It has brightened your whole look. And polka dots anything is always pretty. :-) Have a nice week my dear. :-)

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

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  17. I need new pencil skirts because mine are all too big on me now!

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  18. How cute is that polka dot skirt. And I like the creative way you styled the color top with the print skirt in the second look. styling outfits just make going places more fun i think?

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  19. Mica, I am loving both of these rich, deep shades on you. And both skirts are so adorable. I never thought to try the front tuck with a pencil skirt, but I love it. Will give it a go the next time I style a pencil skirt! Thanks for the inspiration and the link up.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Glad I could give you some inspiration Shelbee!

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  20. You sure can rock a pencil skirt! I actually like the half-tuck in the second outfit--that blouse drapes beautifully!

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    1. Thanks Jess! It does have a great drape!

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  21. Two great skirt outfits. Love the polka dotted skirt the most, but both look fantastic and so perfect for springtime weather!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  22. Oh I love the berry top with the blush skirt! I think that turned out really well. I'm also just loving that berry color in general this year. It's so flattering.

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  23. Everytime I see you wear that blue lace skirt, I feel like I must score one too! :D Love both outfits, even with the half tuck, Mica:) You really wear pencil skirts so well! I am totally digging the blush-with-berry colour combo.
    Hope you're having a lovely Monday.

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    1. That lace skirt is such a staple in my wardrobe! :)

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  24. Such a pretty shade of pink in that first look! I love it with the polka dots too!
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  25. The blush skirt and berry blouse is a lovely combination! It's great when trying something new works out.

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  26. Both of these outfits are so cute! I love the fun polka dots with the bright top!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  27. Your tops are really cute and nice.
    https://www.melodyjacob.com

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  28. Those gold/mustard tassel earrings are simply divine! They look so fab with your lace skirt and I really like the color mix.

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  29. Such classy outfits, I love pencil skirt. You have paired your skirt in a creative way.You are looking stunning.<3
    Kisses
    Have a happy Monday <3
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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  30. That polka dot skirt is super cute. Hope you are having a great week.

    www.amysfashionblog.com

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  31. I like both outfits a lot. The fine stripe on the navy Target top gives it a fun athleisure look. Too bad it's so full.

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    1. Yes the swing style means I might have to fully tuck it in next time! :)

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  32. I love trying new color combinations since it stretches my closet!
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  33. Hi Mica
    I'm impressed you have so many pencil skirts, loved the last one!!
    About your bags I like more the Balenciaga bags, but they are much expensive oh!
    You find so much outfit formulas wow!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  34. That polka dot skirt looks amazing with that first blouse. Such a lady like look! I also really like the combo of a printed skirt and the blue top in the second combo. You always look lovely.

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  35. Oh my goodness! Both outfits are fabulous but I have to say, the second look is my absolute favourite that you have ever posted on here! It is perfection!! Love love love your style.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  36. I am a big fan of polka dots. Such a versatile skirt for all seasons. I struggle with the tucking with trapeze cut tops too. Have an awesome week Mica.

    Xx
    Nikki
    www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

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  37. I liked the colors of your blouses :)
    You look very elegant and beautiful!

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  38. I really like the blouse with the dusty polka dot pencil skirt. What a lovely outfit. I hope you are having a great week so far.
    FASHION TALES

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  39. I'm loving both outfits here Mica, although I am hearing you on the styling problems with the blouse in your second outfit. In all honesty, I have never done a half tuck with a blouse. You're going to laugh, but I didn't even know it was a thing ;-) I'd try tucking it in completely next time you wear it with a pencil skirt. That particular one is lovely, though! Have a great week Mica! xxx

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    1. Thank you! I need to try a full tuck next time!

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  40. that polka dot skirt is supercute!!!
    And I really like even the blouse on the top, it's a very original and stylish combo!
    Even the second outfit is very nice, of course!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  41. I loved the first outfit.
    Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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  42. Such lovely classic looks! I love the bag & am a huge fan of the "half tuck" :) x Shannon • www.essellesse.com

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  43. I love the second outfit, the individual pieces are so pretty and they work so well together too x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  44. I love both outfits Mica. I do like your idea of tucking in the blue blouse unless you tried a belt?? I haven't been wearing belts lately, but have been trying to think about them more...so that's why it was on my mind.
    OXOX
    Jodie

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    1. I wonder if a belt would make a peplum with the trapeze style? I should give it a go! :)

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  45. Both the looks are amazing dear but I loved the second one! Pencil skirts are definitely my thing!!
    Adi xx | www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  46. Love these outfits, this blouse in Berry looks so pretty on you .

    https://www.ninakobi.com/

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  47. That polka dot skirt and pink shirt is such a beautiful color combo!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  48. You look so cute! Love the skirt.
    xx- Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2019/10/satin-midi-skirt-chunky-knit-sweater.html

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  49. Blush and berry do make a pretty color combo! I'm still partial to the second outfit though. I just love navy! It's so classic and sophisticated!

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  50. I love the first outfit - you look great in that shade of red, Mica. I do agree with you that the second blouse is too oversized styled like this, and overwhelms the skirt (which as you know, is one of my favourites).

    Happy week, Mica!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Need to try it fully tucked in next time I think!

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  51. You look so elegant! :)

    https://ahleessa4realz.blogspot.com/

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  52. I carried my Balenciaga bag over the weekend too—it's such a classic!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  53. These looks are so pretty!

    x Merel
    www.andathousandwords.com

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  54. Your hair is looking FAB in these pictures!!

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    1. Thanks! I like the length it is now but I'm willing it to grow longer so I can donate it again, haha!

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  55. LOVE that deep red colour on you!
    xo,
    Tea

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  56. These outfits are gorgeous and you're rocking them oh so stylishly and dreamily :) The blush and berry tones work so wondrously together, so summery and uplifting. The lace pencil skirt is so cute in your second look! Both outfits are show-stopping on you! ♥︎

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  57. You look great in both outfits and I like how you change around all of your handbags too. Hope you have a great week Mica.

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    1. thanks, i like to change my bag frequently to make the most of my collection! :)

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  58. Gorgeous pencil skirts! Looking good with the loose tops and the bags.

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  59. Loving the polka dot skirt. It will be so good for all seasons! You styled it perfectly!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  60. It's always fun to play around with different color schemes, and I'm jealous of your heatwave!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  61. The berry is a lovely color on you! I am all or none and the half tuck can look odd with some of my tops!

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  62. The red and blue top look great hun and very comfortable. You styled them great!
    Have a wonderful week darling.


    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  63. Those skirts are gorgeous!! Very chic too :) x

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  64. I’m also confused with the weather, it seems to change its mind everyday. I like this kind of tops for work as it’s decent and warm in case it’s cold when I go home in the afternoon. Those 2 bags are quite similar though they come from different brands.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. I'm hoping the super hot days aren't a sign of the summer to come, so many bushfires already! Stay safe!

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  65. The first look is definitely my fave. Such an elegant color on you dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  66. Both of these looks are so pretty, but I am especially partial to the navy look. Gorgeous!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  67. Both books are great, but my favorite is the first one! I really like how the bright blouse looks with the neutral skirt and accessories. I'm glad you finally got to wear that outfit.

    Kathrin

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  68. Beutiful color on you in the first look and I love the lace pencil skirt on you, I have a thing for lace!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  69. This pink blouse is so nice. Love this shade of pink Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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  70. Thanks all for your kind comments, and for linking up! Interesting to see opinion divided on the second outfit - I think I'll try wear it differently next time! :)

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