Monday, 18 November 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Two Ways To Wear A Grey Skater Dress

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm showing you two ways to wear a simple grey skater dress, taking it from work to a night out by changing the accessories.

This neutral grey dress is a great staple in my wardrobe and really should be worn more! I packed it for our Europe trip and it reminded me I should get it out more often.

What I wore:

monochrome office outfit grey skater dress boucle jacket leopard print flats and purple balenciaga work bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | grey skater dress in office boucle jacket monochrome outfit with purple balenciaga work bag
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
Shoes:  Walnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge black and white bangle
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Was feeling a bit uninspired with what to wear, knowing I had a busy day at work and then a night out in the evening. A dress is an easy outfit staple so I went with that, and this grey one is extremely comfortable. Kept it monochrome for a day in the office, wearing it with my black boucle jacket to dress up the casual tee fabric a little, the sparkly statement necklace worked well to do that too.

The big purple Balenciaga work bag adds a pop of colour. I find it so hard to do monochrome looks, I always sneak some colour in somewhere! I'm thrilled I got to wear the shoes again too, it's been a while since the last wearing and I've tried to wear them recently but the rainy forecast always made me change my mind, they were definitely overdue a wear and I'm pleased the weather cooperated this time!

And yes, I held the Balenciaga work bag backwards in every pic...obviously not properly awake that morning!


Last worn: boucle jacket, statement necklace, grey skater dress, leopard print flats, purple Balenciaga work bag.

Other ways to wearboucle jacket and pencil skirt, grey skater dress at Disney, leopard print flats and stripesBalenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle jacket in third trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester.


How I Clean My Handbags: Removing Colour Transfer







What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with gray skater dress dinner mum night out outfit with circle straw bag | away from blue

Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | green floral duster with a skater dress and ankle boots straw circle crossbody bag
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: thrifted blue multi stand long beaded necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

After the busy day at work I came home and quickly got changed to head out to dinner with some mum friends. I swapped the boucle blazer for this green floral duster. I love the bold burst of colour it adds to the neutral grey and I like the skater dress and duster combo - I've worn this skater dress with another duster before too.

The navy necklace and tassel earrings added more colour to the dress, and the tan boots are a neutral classic. It was a cooler spring evening and I was grateful I'd picked ankle boots to wear on the way home from the restaurant, kept me a little cosier. I didn't need to bring much as it was a kid-free dinner so wore my Amerii round straw cross body bag. Simple little outfit changes that had me ready and out the door quick enough to be on time for dinner, after giving the boys plenty of hugs!

I got ready so quickly I forgot to put on the bracelets I'd set aside, but I think the navy necklace and earrings were enough extra colour with the green kimono.


Last wornfloral duster, navy tassel earrings, navy long necklace, grey skater dress (above), tan ankle boots, Amerii circle straw bag.

Other ways to wearfloral duster and jeans, grey skater dress in winter, tan ankle boots and sheath dress, Amerii circle straw bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester.



Skater Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A comfortable skater dress in a neutral shade like this grey one is so easy to dress up or down. Try sticking to monochrome colours in the office with a classic blazer to dress it up a little, or make it more casual and colourful like I have in the second outfit with a bright duster and statement accessories.



Weekday Wear Linkup #45


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. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
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4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!




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Note: I wore these outfits a couple of weeks ago, before the bushfires across Australia. For today, we are safe from the bushfires, as are our family and friends. For ways to help those not as fortunate, see here: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/bushfire-donations-heres-how-you-can-help/11696418

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76 comments:

  1. Both of your outfits look really nice! I’m a big fan of color so love both the purple purse and the green kimono.

    Michelle
    https://bijoubeadboutique.com

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  2. I hardly ever wear grey,but it is such a chique color! It s kimono weather at your part of the world! Enjoy it!

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    1. Yes I'm loving that it's kimono weather again! :)

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  3. Your little dress is a sweetie and you have styled it beautifully . Grey can often be a tricky colour to wear but you wear it well and your jacket and kimono offset it. Many thanks for hosting , enjoy your week.

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    1. Thanks! I really like it as a neutral, goes with everything!

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  4. Lovely dress! I can imagine that the dress is also very comfortable. You look very pretty :-)
    xxxxx Nadine

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  5. I love how you styled this dress! The green kimono is such a gorgeous contrast. Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  6. I really like that gray jacket you're wearing with the first dress. Would be cute with jeans too.

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    1. I have worn it with jeans before too! It does look good! :)

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  7. I love skater style dresses, Mica! You have such great style. I love the purple bag with the gray dress. And of course, the green kimono!!!! Yay!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  8. Super cute dress, I like that!! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead x

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  9. What a fun purple purse! Ok, I like the black round one as well! You know I love your handbags!!

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  10. Amazing how different the dress looks paired with the different accessories.

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  11. This skater dress is so versatile and really goes with any accessory:) The green duster definitely looks great with it. And I seriously think bags should just have identical sides so we don't have to worry about the wrong and right side!

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  12. That is the cutest skater dress! Love the green kimono layered over it and your purple bag is fabulous!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  13. It is definitely a versatile dress! Not only is it beautiful on its own but you do a wonderful job of using colour and accessories thoughtfully to make it extra special! I always love the looks you put together. You definitely inspire me to step up my style!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  14. I love grey! That dress does looks so comfortable! Enjoy your week!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  15. Fun to see how you've styled this dress in two totally different ways! I love the black/grey/purple combo! And bonus points since it was able to take you from work to an evening out!

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    1. It's a great dress for that, so easy to change it up! :)

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  16. Such a cute dress on you and I love it styled both ways! The green kimono add such a fun pop of color to it but also loving the more traditional style with the jacket for work. Hope you're having a good week!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  17. That's a really great dress! I love the way you dressed it up with the pretty necklace and bag!

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  18. Love that statement necklace, and the pop of color with your bag <3

    Green Fashionista

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  19. You are looking so cute. I'm in love with this beautiful dress.
    Have a nice day.
    Kisses <3
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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  20. I love gray clothes and I love the two ways you wore the dress.
    You looks great and pretty! :)

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

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  21. You are reminding me I have a couple of similar style dresses I haven't worn in ages. I really like the ideas you have given me for styling them differently!

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    1. Glad I could give you some ideas for how to wear your dresses! :)

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  22. Such cute styling of your skater dress!

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  23. That is a fun versatile dress. I like the top look with the more "serious" jacket and statement necklace ;).

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  24. What a versatal and feminine dress.

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  25. Very beautiful outfit.

    www.paginasempreto.blogspot.com.br

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  26. I'm loving both of your skater dress based outfits, clearly demonstrating its versatility. Loving the grey marled collarless jacket you're wearing with the first, and the green-based kimono and tan booties with the second. I hope you'll have a great week! xxx

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  27. You look so cute with that skater dress, Mica!
    Lov both the outfits, especially bags: that straw one is super cool!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  28. What a great job you've done transitioning this from work outfit to play outfit! The dress looks totally different in both outfits. I love that little round bag.

    Happy week ahead to you, Mica!

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  29. I love both outfits, especially the one with the purple bag. So pretty!

    XO,
    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  30. I like both outfits on you Mica. I enjoyed looking at the video for cleaning a handbag. Have a nice week.

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  31. Love the jacket in the first outfit. Hope you are doing well. I'm just getting back in to reading blogs again. After having a crazy week. Last week. Work has been kicking my butt and it not going to slow down until after the holidays.

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

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    1. I'm glad you found a little time for blogging - don't stress too much about it when work is so busy!

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  32. I agree, the grey dress is really wonderfully versatile and I'm impressed how the change of the jacket and shoes made a totally different look! Such a grey dress is a true staple in each wardrobe!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  33. That's such a versatile dress—you can definitely dress it up and down!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  34. I love how you styled it for casual wear and dressy with that jacket. Pieces like this are what my closet is based on since they are so easy to mix and match!

    http://www.ruthyannie.com

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  35. I really, really like the first outfit. You look amazing in it x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  36. The dress looks so smart and polished with the jacket.

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  37. Both of your outfit look so stylish and comfy.
    Happy Monday :)

    www.infinitelyposh.com

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  38. I really like that you provided us with two options of styling this dress!

    xoxo
    Kate | https://sparkleandthecity.com

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    1. It's so easy to wear so differently each time! :)

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  39. What a great dress! I usually think of styling dresses like that more casually, like your super cute look 2, but I absolutely love how you dressed it up for work in your first look! It looks great with that textured jacket.

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    1. The jacket is a great piece to make anything look more work-ready I think! :)

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  40. Great styling. Love both the ways you styled the dress and it looks really good on you!
    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  41. I love both ways! It's amazing how versatile a dress like this is!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  42. You look amazing! Thanks for sharing your outfit ideas! :)

    Shoot for the stars | ☆ ☆ ☆ | Facebook page | ☆ ☆ ☆ | Instagram

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  43. Your dress is really amazing hon! Loved your bag too!
    Adi xx | www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  44. Interesting how you came up with two completely different outfits featuring this grey skater dress. I love how elegant it looks in the first look. It is a nice dress and it fits you really well. The second outfit with the green kimono is such a fun take on this dress. You look great in both of these looks.

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    1. It is so easy to change up - I'm surprised I haven't worn it more!

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  45. Great dress! I especially like your workwear take on it. I love dressing up a casual dress with a nice blazer.
    xo,
    Tea
    www.whatmamawear.blogspot.com

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  46. I actually hardly ever wear grey, but it looks so great and chic on you! Wishing you a great week babe!

    Xoxo, Layla | www.laylarosita.com

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  47. The video you've linked to is so helpful with regard to removing colour transfer from handbags! In the past, I'd have thrown out a bag at that point but nowadays I'm much more mindful of how they can be restored and cared for :) hope you're having a lovely week so far darling!!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. I'm glad you found it helpful! I'm usually very careful with my bags, I just got careless, thankfully I could clean that up and go back to treating them properly, haha!

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  48. Hello Mica
    It's amazing how versatile a dress can be, you're stylish for the office, very working girl, and then changing the accessories and the jacket looks great for an evening event !! I love the bag btw !!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  49. I just love how you changed this up Mica!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  50. I love that grey dress on you, and keep that smile as always.
    New post:
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2019/11/what-are-you-grateful-for-this.html

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  51. I've got a similar dress in grey and haven't thought about wearing it with green! I'm going to try it out Mica - many thanks. x Jacqui

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    1. Glad I could give you an idea for how to rewear your grey dress! :)

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  52. I love neutrals and your grey dress is no exception. It looks equally good with your blazer or duster. I do love a pop of color and your Balenciaga bag is perfect accessory for that! I hope your week is going well so far and happy hump day!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  53. That's such a cute dress on you dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  54. I love the gray dress! I can see why it's a staple in your wardrobe. I also love both of the ways you styled it. I agree that the small changes you made really made it into a completely different outfit.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  55. Love seeing these summery looks! The grey dress is really pretty, I think the first outfit is the winner for me, but they're both nice!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  56. Thanks all for your kind comments, and for those of you who linked up! :)

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  57. This grey dress is a basic piece that you can do so much with ! Two great options.

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