Showing posts with label Balenciaga part time. Show all posts
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Monday, 11 January 2021

Weekday Wear Link Up Kmart Floral Maxi Dresses and Balenciaga Bags

As usual, mixing affordable clothes with more high end bags! Pairing these two pretty Kmart tiered maxi dresses with Balenciaga bags for a little bit of shopping.


What I wore:

white tee layered over Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with pink Balenciaga bag |  away from the blue

coral floral maxi dress with Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | summer outfit white v neck tee over kmart tropical sleeveless tiered floral maxi dress


Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet 


Why I wore it:

This was a fun outfit, I don't know why I haven't tried this plain white tee over this coral printed maxi dress before! The tee is a little long on me so I just knotted it a bit to make it sit nicer over the dress. Added in the simple neutral gladiator sandals and a tactile blue statement necklace, this was an easy outfit to pull together. After trying a pink bag with this coral dress once before I have been trying a few more with it - and this is the first time I've worn the pink Balenciaga city bag with it. I think the pink worked with the coral of the dress.

Wore this for a little bit of shopping - although it was mid December we hadn't done the Kmart wishing tree yet for that year, and it's our annual tradition. We went there after swimming lessons to let the boys pick out a toy each to put under the wishing tree for those doing it tough at Christmas time. Had my parents over later in the afternoon and a yummy takeaway dinner that evening as we watched another festive movie. Such a good day.





What I wore:

Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress with black Balenciaga part time summer mum outfit | awayfromtheblue

black Balenciaga part time bag with Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | kmart teal tropical print floral maxi dress with black balenciaga part time bag shopping outfit


Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
Dress: Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Edenborough Evans 'Ivy' silver cuff
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH


Why I wore it:

Another annual shopping trip! Each year we have a girls' day out, visiting the outlets on the Gold Coast to enjoy some time together before Christmas and cross a few more presents off our list. This year it was a little harder to organise everyone's schedules and we didn't get a day together until the 22nd December, long after our Christmas present shopping was finished. We wanted to keep up the tradition though, so we headed down the coast to have a bit of a browse, lunch, and just spend time together.

I'd wanted to layer up this teal floral maxi dress with a red tee over the top to make it seem Christmas-y but struggled to find a red tee that worked with the neckline and by the time I found one that looked okay I was a bit hot and bothered and decided to leave it. I'm glad I didn't wear a tee on top, it was a really hot and humid day (the outlets are outdoors) and I would have melted with an extra layer! This dress looks good on its own too. Carried the Balenciaga bag for a little extra room, and added the silver leaf earrings and silver cuff to match the hardware on the bag.

Managed to pick up a cute little Christmas tree on sale, as well as a tee for myself for just $5. Even picked up some birthday presents for next year as I'd done all my Christmas shopping but there were some great deals on and I wasn't going to waste a shopping trip!



How You Can Wear It:

Given a choice I'll always splurge a bit more on accessories as they can easily change up the look of an outfit. A failsafe instant summer outfit is a printed dress with a block colour bag, easy!


Weekday Wear Linkup #103


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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Monday, 16 November 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up: Balenciaga Bags and Kmart Short Sleeve Tiered Jersey Midi Dress

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing two outfits I wore - both the Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dresses. Like I do fairly frequently despite telling myself I really shouldn't, I have bought this dress in multiple colours. I now own the dress in amber and fuchsia, and I'm tempted by the navy... with the hot spring we have been having in Brisbane a light floaty dress like this is just perfect. I kept it simple, accessorising them with some Balenciaga bags each time I wore them, although one is a little dressier of an outfit than the other.

What I wore:

Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dress in amber with black accessories balenciaga bag new balance running shoes | awayfromblue

orange dress with Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dress in amber with black accessories balenciaga part time bag sneakers


Necklace: Tiffany & Co silver 5th Avenue notes heart pendant necklace
Dress: Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey midi dress in amber 
ShoesNew Balance Coast women's running shoe in black (new purchase)
Bracelets: the usual plus old beaded black bracelet stack
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Wore this a couple of weeks ago, just a few days from Halloween. It was a cloudy and windy yet humid day as there were storms predicted so I knew this dress would be comfortable for the school run and working from home, as it was warm despite the breeze. And with the black accessories the amber dress worked well at being kind of themed for my son's special Halloween sporting class. The kids had the chance to earn lollies doing when practicing their sporting skills which they were very excited about!

My recently purchased black New Balance sneakers were comfortable and helped this outfit stay more casual, as well as matching with the black Balenciaga part time bag and black bracelet stack. This bag was definitely overdue a wear, last worn in March! It was good to get it out again. I did try wear a black necklace with this too but couldn't find the perfect one so went with my simple silver Tiffany heart in the end.

Thankfully the rain held off in the evening while we found our way to class after I managed to get us lost on the wrong side of town after picking up dinner first, but we made it there just on time. While the rain started during the class we didn't get too wet afterwards as I'd remembered to bring umbrellas!


Last wornamber tiered midi dress, Tiffany silver heart necklace, black bracelet stack, Balenciaga black part time bag. First time I've shared the shoes on the blog as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearamber tiered midi dress worn 2 ways, Balenciaga black part time bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga black part time bag in second trimester.



My Balenciaga Handbag Collection:






What I wore:

Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia with statement necklace studded sandals and turqouise balenciaga first bag birthday party outfit | awayfromblue

Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia with Balenciaga turquoise blue India first bag and bracelet stack | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia with turquoise Balenciaga first bag studded sandals


Necklace: thrifted Equip gold and marble station necklace
Dress: Kmart short sleeve tiered jersey dress in Fuchsia
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

This dress was an impulse buy! When bike shopping for Christmas I'd seen this dress at Kmart and decided if I found the bike I'd treat myself, having some money left over from Christmas. Was so pleased to have found the bike and I felt the dress was a good reward, we had been looking a while with the shortage in Australia! Decided to wear it out a few days later to a kids birthday party. Although interestingly it also rained on the way back to the car on this day too as a storm blew in just before the end of the party! Storm season is truly underway.

Wore my strappy studded sandals and my pretty marble statement necklace to try dress this up a little for the party. The white howlite beads on this bracelet matched the white marble on the necklace well too!

As soon as I'd seen this dress I knew I wanted to wear this little turquoise Balenciaga first bag with it - it really pops against the fuchsia! One of my fave outfits.


How You Can Wear It:

A bright, block colour midi dress is so easy to dress up or down. You can try pretty sandals or heels for dressing it up, or a casual pair of sneakers on a more relaxed day.


Weekday Wear Linkup #96


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Monday, 9 March 2020

Printed A-Line Skirts and Blazers With Balenciaga Part Time Bag: Weekday Wear Link Up!

For today's weekday wear linkup I'm wearing two pretty a-line skirts that don't get much wear on my stay at home mum days. They are perfect for my business casual office though, especially when dressed up with a blazer.

What I wore:

mustard print pleated skirt with turquoise tank and black accessories | autumn business casual outfit awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | turquoise and pleated mustard print skirt and blazer autumn business casual office outfit with Balenciaga part time bag
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Necklace: Roie Designs multi chain layered beaded necklace
Top: Jeanswest Vickie button back tank in enamel blue
Skirt: Garfunkle Australia pleated print skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

I wear a lot of neutrals with this pretty mustard, black and white printed pleated skirt. Black and greys go perfectly with it, but I decided to try something a little different and wear this bright turquoise tank. I really liked the combination! The turquoise and mustard felt a bit bright together so the black jersey blazer, black multi chain necklace and black Balenciaga part time bag were nice neutral pieces to add on top. I thought that the silver ballet flats were a nice choice with the silver studded hardware on the Balenciaga bag.

I rediscovered this necklace when I was setting up my new walk in wardrobe. It's been a long time since it's been worn, with it being a very attractive toy to grabby little babies and toddlers meaning I haven't even thought about it for a few years! It was perfect for this busy day in the office, I love a good statement necklace. Even if the little one did have a bit of a play with it in the afternoon, it survived! It's been so long since I last wore it I can't even find it on the blog to link to it.


Last worn: jersey blazer, turquoise tank, mustard pleated skirt, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag.

Other ways to wearjersey blazer and midi dressturquoise tank and jeansmustard pleated skirt and peach cami, silver ballet flats and band tee, Balenciaga part time bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyjersey blazer in third trimester, mustard pleated skirt in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


What's In My Bag -  Balenciaga Part Time Bag:










What I wore:

navy green and black printed skirt and boucle blazer business causal office outfit | away from blue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 slouchy | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | black Balenciaga part time with leaf print silk skirt navy black and green outfit
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
Jacket: Jeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Tank: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O
SkirtFrench Connection silk leaf print skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, this one isn't really trying new things! I've worn this pretty green beaded necklace with this silk leaf print skirt quite a few times, it's a nice bit of matchy-matchy with the print on the skirt. In fact this whole outfit is the autumn version of this winter outfit. I'm just wearing bare legs instead of tights, a navy blue tank instead of a cobalt knit, and a cropped boucle blazer instead of a trench coat.

I really liked this outfit! I think the navy tanks works so well with all the black and with the green in the skirt.  This tank is so close to 30 wears, this is it's 27th wear. For a breastfeeding tank it's definitely been a worthwhile addition to my wardrobe. The nursing access is so discreet I can easily wear it even though I'm no longer breastfeeding.


Last worn: boucle blazer, navy bamboo tank, green necklace, silk leaf print skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag (above).

Other ways to wearboucle blazer worn two ways, navy bamboo tank and shorts, silk leaf print skirt and tee, black ballet flats and dress, Balenciaga part time bag and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle blazer in second trimester, navy bamboo tank in third trimester, silk leaf print skirt in early second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.



A-Line Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A fun knee-length a-line skirt is a great choice for a business casual office outfit. You can keep things simple and professional by adding a black blazer on top and neutral accessories to let the printed skirt be the star of your outfit.





Weekday Wear Linkup #61


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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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Two Ways To Wear Blush Pink Blazer (With Balenciaga Black Part Time Bag)

Sharing two different ways I've worn this blush blazer to the office recently. I decided to give it another wear as it's something I haven't worn in a while. With the casual fabric and oversized shape it's not the most formal blazer, but it works perfectly in my business casual office!

What I wore:

blush blazer and burgundy skinny pants business casual office outfit with striped tank black balenciaga part time bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH with blush and burgundy outfit | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | blush and burgundy blazer and skinny pants business casual outfit with black tank statement earrings Balenciaga bag
Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
JacketJeanswest Nadine 3/4 sleeve dusky pink blazer
Earrings: Colette silver filigree leaf diamante statement earrings
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

I actually had a completely different outfit in mind to wear on this day, and was going to wear a dress. However after constant rain overnight with our wild Brisbane weather it was actually a lot cooler and I decided that pants would be a better choice than a dress on a cold and wet day. Rather strange for January and the middle of summer! I couldn't even try take photos on the patio as the rain was really coming down! So I quickly grabbed pics of my outfit inside.

I really liked the blush blazer with the burgundy pants. Remember a while ago when everyone in blog-land was all about the blush and burgundy combination? I really liked it even if I haven't worn it much, these burgundy pants were the perfect colourful choice with the pastel blazer. I couldn't decide on the perfect necklace with the striped tank and colourful outfit so I went with these pretty silver leaf earrings - a Christmas gift from my mum. I felt the earrings and the blush and burgundy made the outfit stand out enough.


Last worn: blush blazer, black and white striped tank, burgundy pants, black ballet flats, Balenciaga Part Time bag. First time I've worn the earrings as they were a Christmas present.

Other ways to wearblush blazer and olive jeans, black and white striped tank and maxi skirt, burgundy pants worn two ways, black ballet flats and pencil skirts, Balenciaga Part Time bag and a-line skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblush blazer in third trimester, burgundy pants in second trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga Part Time bag in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Part Time Bag










What I wore:

blush blazer and statement necklace with grey skater dress and black accessories Balenciaga bag | away from blue

slouchy broken in Balenciaga black part time g21 SGH bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram blush blazer with grey skater dress statement necklace and black Balenciaga part time bag
JacketJeanswest Nadine 3/4 sleeve dusky pink blazer
NecklaceEye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Again with the same blush blazer, black Balenciaga bag and black flats! This time around I had planned this outfit in advance - I wanted to stick with blush and black for the #whatshallweweartowork challenge Anna set for February. I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above though.

I thought the grey skater dress and blush blazer would look really nice together, and while I like the pink and grey colour combo I think the pieces maybe don't look the best.  I did pause in front of the mirror and consider changing my outfit, but I was - as always - short on time so wore it anyway!

It resulted in a really casual outfit for the office. Usually when I wear this dress to work I try formal it up a bit with a more structured blazer. I added the big statement necklace for a fun and fancy touch - and I did get some compliments on the outfit and necklace, but it still wasn't my fave and felt quite dressed down. I probably won't wear the blazer and dress together again.

Was nice to take advantage of a rare meeting free day at work though and be comfortable while I sat at my desk most of the day working away. It was another wet day with the streak of rainy days we had been having, but it was also humid and so hot in the morning so the dress was just perfect for the temps.


Last worn: blush blazer (above), crystal statement necklace, grey skater dress, black ballet flats (above), Balenciaga part time bag (above).

Other ways to wearblush blazer and jeans, grey skater dress at Disneyland, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Balenciaga part time bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyblush blazer in first trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


Blush Blazers Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A blush blazer is a fun colour and a nice departure from a neutral black or grey. You can keep it simple and use the jacket as a colourful finishing touch on a neutral outfit like I have in the second outfit, or go a little bolder and pair the blush blazer with other colours like burgundy.



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Monday, 4 November 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Blue Printed Dresses and Balenciaga Bags In The Office

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup, I'm sharing two blue printed dresses I wore to the office recently with some silver giant hardware Balenciaga bags.


What I wore:

grey jersey blazer with Shein navy flower print flowy swing dress  for spring office outfit Balenciaga part time | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH with navy floral dress | awayfromblue


awayfromblue Instagram | Shein navy flower print flowy dress with jersey blazer black accessories balenciaga part time bag
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace (new purchase)
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

This floral swing dress is such a great piece to wear on a hot day, but this is the first time I've worn it to the office. With the longer 3/4 lengths sleeves and the long knee length hem, I think it's a good option for a business casual office like mine. The swing style makes it a little more casual so I added a blazer on top to make it a bit more professional. Kept the accessories simple too with the black ballet flats and the black Balenciaga part time bag.

The floral crystal necklace is one I picked up in my opshop haul as a possible accessory to wear to a glitter themed fashion show. I ended up wearing a thrifted glitter tank instead and so have just being waiting for an opportunity to wear this necklace. Delicate crystals seem a bit over the top for the playground and pointy edges aren't the best around the boys. The office was the perfect place to wear it and it goes with the floral print on the dress nicely I thought.


Last worn: grey jersey blazer, floral swing dress, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag. First time I've worn the necklace as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to weargrey jersey blazer and pencil skirtfloral swing dress and denim jacket, black ballet flats and maxi skirt, Balenciaga part time bag worn 30 ways

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester


My Balenciaga Handbag Collection:







What I wore:

french connection blue Paisley print sheath dress with purple balenciaga work bag | away from blue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag with paisley print dress | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | spring office outfit paisley print sheath dress purple bag balenciaga work
Necklace: thrifted statement gunmetal hardware necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Unlike the swing dress above, this paisley print sheath dress is a frequently seen piece in the office. It's a go-to for me and a wardrobe oldie.See the first time I shared it on the blog back in 2012!

I'd actually planned another outfit to wear on this day, but the heatwave temperatures made me change my mind and so I wore this simple sheath dress instead.  It was a foggy start to the morning as you can see behind me, but warmed up to a super hot spring day. Accessorised with another thrifted necklace, this big gunmetal one was another option I bought at the opshop for the event I didn't end up using, but it also looks great worn to the office.

The purple Balenciaga work bag is often worn with this dress, I like blue and purple together!


Last worn: paisley print sheath dress, statement silver necklace, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag.

Other ways to wearpaisley print sheath dress with pink, silver ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancypaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.


Blue Printed Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed dress is a great option when you're feeling uninspired and you can wear one in your favourite colour for a bit of a boost. Blue is my favourite colour! If you're worried your dress is a little too casual for the office, just add a blazer.




Weekday Wear Linkup #43


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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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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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.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on BloglovinInstagramTwitterFacebook or YouTube.
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!
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