Monday, 23 December 2019

Two Ways To Wear A Black Pencil Skirt: Weekday Wear Linkup

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing two different ways to wear a black pencil skirt - for the office and for mum life.

This linkup post will be up a little longer than normal as I won't have my usual post on Wednesday as it will be Christmas day. I'll be back posting as usual on the 27th December with some boxing day sales.

What I wore:

metallic tank statement necklace tweed blazer black pencil skirt in the office with purple bag way to wear | awayfromblue

office outfit with Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | summer office outfit with metallic tank and boucle blazer purple balenciaga work bag
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (on sale!)
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

I was a little annoyed with this outfit! I love the metallic tank for a subtle bit of shimmer and the tweed blazer dresses it up nicely and covers my shoulders for the office. The beaded statement necklace was a bit of matchy-matchy with the silver, white and turquoise beads. It got broken and hastily repaired out at dinner one night so it's now a strictly worn without the kids piece. But it went and broke on me while I was in a meeting. A virtual meeting at my desk thankfully but I was still a bit frustrated!

Even with the turquoise in the necklace I thought this outfit needed a little more colour so went with the purple Balenciaga work bag, and added even more interest with the leopard print flats. I did really like this outfit until the necklace annoyed me!


Last worn: tweed blazer, turquoise beaded necklace, metallic tank, black pencil skirt, leopard print flats, Balenciaga purple work bag.

Other ways to weartweed blazer and printed tank, metallic tank worn two ways, black pencil skirt in winter, leopard print flats and skater dress, Balenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancytweed blazer in second trimester, black pencil skirt in second trimester.



Balenciaga vs Rebecca Minkoff Bags:







What I wore:

pencil skirt for night out outfit with navy printed kimono little red rebecca minkoff micro avery tote bag | away from blue

navy kimono with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue | navy printed kimono for night out over metallic tank black pencil skirt red micro avery tote bag
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Kmart blue multi-colour beaded necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (on sale!)
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
Shoes:  Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Rushed out of the office early to get home and changed before heading out with family for an important event. Decided to keep the outfit base the same, with the same metallic tank and black pencil skirt, but swapped the ballet flats for these studded sandals, and the blazer for a more casual kimono. It's not the first time I've worn this kimono with a pencil skirt, I enjoyed it last time I wore that combination too.

Swapped the accessories out for a more kid-friendly necklace, and a cute little red bag to add some extra colour to my outfit.

Simple and quick outfit for a night out with family, followed by dinner at our place before putting two very tired kids to bed very late!


Last worn: navy printed kimono, blue beaded necklace, metallic silver tank (above), black pencil skirt (above), studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote.

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and skinny jeans, metallic silver tank and maxi skirt, black pencil skirt over a dress, studded sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and teal dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed kimono at 39 weeks, black pencil skirt in first trimester, studded sandals in third trimester.



Black Pencil Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A pencil skirt is a wardrobe staple, and it's easy to layer it up with a blazer to fit a formal work environment. You can dress it down by changing the outerwear again - pick something more casual like a kimono for an easy outfit that's suitable for a hot summer night.



Weekday Wear Linkup #50


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62 comments:

  1. I love a black pencil skirt! So versatile and always in style. The deep purple colour of your Balenciaga bag is also super pretty!

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  2. I love wearing pencil skirts in the summer.

    I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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  3. Pencil skirt and kimono look awesome, Mica.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  4. It is definitely a great piece that can be styled many different ways! I really love the versatility. Also, your necklace choices are perfection. They look absolutely stunning.
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  5. A black pencil skirt is a must-have! Both of these outfits are so pretty! Merry Christmas!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  6. You can't go wrong with a classic black skirt! Really loving the pops of color from your bags!

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  7. I think a black pencil skirt really is a staple for the office, and I am sorry to hear about your necklace - were you able to fix it again?

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    1. I was, hopefully it holds up this time or I'm going to have to just turn it into a bag of beads to donate back!

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  8. I love those sandals in the 2nd outfit! I have started a list of skirts I want to get in the new year and one of them is a black pencil pull on skirt. So versatile!
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    1. I have two, they are such staples, definitely a good piece to buy!

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  9. You look wonderful lovely...I hope you have a fantastic Christmas time x

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  10. Isn't it so nice when you can just swap out a couple pieces and have a completely new look?! Perfect way to go from work to fun
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  11. I really like you basic skirt! ;)
    xoxo

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  12. Pencil skirts are such a fantastic fail safe option for the office as well as an evening out and both outfits look great! Wishing you and your family a happy and lovely Christmas Mica!

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  13. Loving that tweed blazer! Sorry that your necklace broke during a meeting! That's always frustrating when your outfit falls apart in some way when you're not home and can't fix it! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and see you back on Friday!

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    1. Yes hopefully the fix holds this time!

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  14. How fabulous is that purple bag - love the pop of color <3

    Green Fashionista

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  15. Definitely a must-have piece! I love your elegant style!
    Happy Christmas week!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  16. I love how basic a black pencil skirt is. It provides the best foundation for certain outfits to be made! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  17. I love a great pencil skirt and you styled yours amazing! Great style you have, dear!
    Happy Holidays!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.com

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  18. Nice choice !  Looks awesome!  

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  19. A black pencil skirt is really a staple!
    I love both your outfits, dear!
    Merry Xmas to you and your lovely family!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  20. Your black pencil skirt is a classic, and can be easily dressed up or down, as you are so cleverly showing us here. I love the playfulness of the second outfit with the addition of the kimono and cute red bag! Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Christmas, Mica! xxx

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    1. Yes it was simple to change it up for a more casual look by changing the bag and topper :)

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  21. I know I've said this before, but I really do love how you combine colours in your outfits:) Lovely as always, Mica. I love those studded sandals. And sorry about the necklace:(
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas:) XOXO

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    1. Thanks Emmy - that makes me smile as I've been trying to be more adventurous with colour lately! :)

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  22. I have a black skirt "issue" - I have about 20 of them! They go with everything, and there are so many different ones out there. You're demonstrating so well how versatile a basic pencil can be.

    A very Merry Christmas to you, dear Mica!

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  23. Love these bags!!

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  24. So stylish outfits, I love your bags!
    Merry Christmas and happy New year!
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  25. I love how you took the pencil skirt from office wear to a more casual day look! It looks great with both the tweed jacket and the kimono. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  26. It's so annoying when your jewelry breaks. That's happened to me lately. Especially when I travel with pieces. I need to find a better way so they stay in one piece.
    Love the looks Mica,
    XOOX
    Jodie

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    1. yes I'm hoping it doesn't break again, such a shame as it's so pretty!

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  27. Merry Christmas! I hope you have an amazing one with family. I will be working tomorrow :(.


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  28. I'm sorry your necklace broke! That's so frustrating! It does look very nice with your outfit so I hope you were able to repair it! Merry Christmas to you! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Yes I was, hopefully the repair holds this time! :)

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  29. I'm so sorry to hear about the necklace situation! You look elegant in both outfits. I love the collarless jacket style you wore as it made you look dressy and in the second outfit with the more casual cardi, I love the laidback chic look of it! And...your cute dog is super adorable, hahah!

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  30. A black pencil skirt is such a staple, thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas Mica, hope you have a great one xx

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  31. Beautiful looks! Merry Christmas friend!!

    Shauna

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  32. You're wearing the heck out of that skirt. I love both looks. Happy holidays darling.

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  33. That black skirt is a classic wardrobe staple Mica! I do love how you add color to your looks and that purple Balenciaga bag is perfection. I am sorry to hear about your necklace but I can see why it was a frustrating situation. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    Maureen | www.litlemisscasual.com

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    1. thank you, I've been trying to be more colourful lately! :)

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  34. Nice outfits. The outfit you were a little annoyed with looks good.
    Compliments of the season.
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  35. I love that necklace and that's just too bad it came apart on you! I wonder if that's why it was in a thrift shop :/ That's a beautiful tank top and I love that jacket in the first set. I also love how you transitioned it into a "going out" look for evening. That Rebecca Minkoff bag is definitely one of my favorites. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and that life slows down a bit for you now (I know I always look forward to it and then I'm equally glad it's over). And thanks so much for the linkup!

    Ruth
    https://voguefauxreal.com/2019/12/22

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    1. I'm starting to wonder if that's hwy it was donated! If it falls apart again I'll take all the string out and donate it back as a bag of beads!

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  36. These are both lovely outfits. I really like the first with the top, skirt and the shimmer blazer. It's a shame necklace gave you troubles, but it is a really elegant styling. The leopard flats and the purple bag are both great touches of colour. The second outfit is very cute as well. The blue kimono is bad and I really like the soft green tank top paired with a dark skirt. You look great.

    Merry Christmas and all the best!

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  37. You look absolutely beautiful in these photos, the look suits you so well! And the backdrops are super pretty x

    Happy holidays! :)

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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  38. Oh so cute the first bag darling
    xx

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  39. Ohh black skirts are ideal. I love that they're great for work and play. So chic!

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  40. Nice post dear! So cool!
    Have a great day, merry christmas and a happy new year! xx

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  41. Beautiful!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! ♥

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  42. Black pencil skirts are so versatile and I love the length of the one you've styled here! I hope you're having a wonderful festive holiday :)

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  43. Oh, you are genius how you styled with the same basics 2 that different looks! I like both of the looks but I'm so sorry what happend with the necklace of your first look. Hopefully you will be able finally to repair it.
    Merry Christmas and a happy 2020!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  44. Ugh, I'm sorry to hear about the necklace! What a pain! It is very pretty, though!

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    1. So pretty, but if it falls apart again I'll need to get rid of it :(

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  45. You can never go wrong with a black pencil skirt in my opinion! Great looks.

    Shelbee
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  46. Thanks all for your kind comments and for linking up! :)

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