Showing posts with label Blazer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blazer. Show all posts

Monday, 6 May 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Sleeveless Tanks And Colourful Pants: Business Casual Autumn Style

The best thing about autumn weather finally arriving in Brisbane is the ability to unpack some things from their storage boxes in the wardrobe! Jeans! Scarves! It's nice to have them out again after them being hidden away during the heatwaves.

Colourful pants add a bit of fun to a business casual outfit for the office. And even though one of these pairs is jeans rather than pants, they easily pass as pants in the office (and if they didn't would fit right in to everyone else in my office wearing blue jeans)!

What I wore:

olive pants in office printed tank black blazer part time bag | awayfromblue

printed tank, Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue black blazer olive skinny jeans balenciaga part time bag autumn business casual
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
TopJeanswest Florence print long line tank
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Totally stealing my boss's style here! This kind of outfit; skinny jeans, a nice top and a blazer, is one she wears frequently in the office in cooler weather. I love pairing neutral pieces with these olive pants so black was an easy choice, and this brown printed tank is an easy neutral to wear. I did feel the outfit was a little flat though so I wanted to add a necklace - decided to step out of my comfort zone a little more and try green with green again. I thought the darker green in this necklace worked well with the olive jeans.

Yes, these are the same jeans I wore last week! I've been thrilled to get them out again with the cooler weather.


Last worn: black jersey blazer, green statement necklace, printed button detail tank, olive jeans, black ballet flats, Balenciaga Part Time bag.

Other ways to wearblack jersey blazer and jeans, printed button detail tank and purple jeans, olive jeans and printed scarf, black ballet flats and a-line skirts, Balenciaga Part Time bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyblack jersey blazer in third trimester, printed button detail tank in third trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga Part Time bag.


30 Ways to Wear: Balenciaga Part Time Bag








What I wore:

burgundy skinny pants pastel printed tank and shimmer scarf black bag | away from blue

colourful business casual office outfit autumn with black Balenciaga part time bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | printed tank colourful pants business casual outfit burgundy and pastels
Scarf: blush metallic rose gold shimmer scarf
TopJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
JeansJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

It's not the first time I've worn this tank with burgundy, I layered it up with a burgundy scarf for winter before. I really like the way to pastels in the print work with the burgundy pants. I decided to try something a little different and add this pretty pastel shimmer scarf on top too. it matches the pretty but impossible to see on photos peach pastel leaf print in the tank. I really liked the scarf and tank together. I don't usually wear so many pastels but I thought it really worked here.

I just picked a grey blazer to throw on and cover my shoulders in the office.

Got quite a few compliments on this outfit too. Mainly on the scarf, a pretty gift from my mum.


Last worn: shimmer scarf, leaf print tank, burgundy pants, camel flats, Balenciaga part time bag (above).

Other ways to wearshimmer scarf and orange dress, leaf print tank layered up for winter, burgundy pants and blush shirt, camel flats, Balenciaga part time bag and stripes.

Perfect for pregnancyburgundy pants in second trimester, camel flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


Colourful Pants Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Colourful pants are a nice alternative to classic black for the office, particularly if your office is business casual where you have more options with what you wear. If your office is really casual, you could even pass off colourful jeans as pants by dressing them up with a blazer.




Weekday Wear Linkup #17


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!

Guidelines:
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!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!





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Monday, 29 April 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Striped Tanks Worn 2 Ways: In The Office, Casually

A little bit of print mixing for this week's Weekday Wear Linkup! Showing you two different ways to wear striped tanks, in the office and casually, and doing a little print mixing by having spotty accessories with the stripes in each outfit too!

What I wore:

autumn olive and yellow print mixing stripes and leopard print outfit with kimono | awayfromblue

olive jeans adn Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | print mixing outfit striped tank olive jeans leopard flats kimono and mustard yellow micro regan bag
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TankAtmos & Here Oregon stripe tank
JeansJeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Starting to realise you can't see my earrings with my new shorter haircut! 😂 I was so thrilled to wear jeans for once! I wore these a couple weeks ago, excited about the weather cooling down. Green is one of the colours I find tricky to wear and as a result these olive jeans are frequently worn with black - this striped tank seemed like an obvious choice. Added the white kimono as I wasn't sure which of my printed ones would look best with this and wanted to keep it simple!

Couldn't resist adding a little bit of leopard print to this outfit with the printed shoes too - I felt they worked nicely with the striped tank as they are the same colour scheme.

Hubby and I had an appointment to attend that unfortunately was in the middle of the day. We decided to make the most of it and take the day off. It was nice to have some quiet time at home to get caught up with a few must do tasks which are easier without the boys around!


Last worn: gold earringscrochet kimono, turquoise tassel necklace, black striped tank, olive jeans, leopard print flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan.

Other ways to wear: crochet kimono and shortsblack striped tank and maxi skirt, olive jeans and printed scarf, leopard print flats and little black dress, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan and maxi dress.



My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:






What I wore:

print mixing office outfit striped tank blazer pencil skirt polka dot scarf rebecca minkoff edie bag | away from blue

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

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey jersey blazer print mixing business casual outfit with polka dot scard
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Scarf: Target Sadie woven scarf in blue spot print (Christmas pressie)
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

I felt this outfit was lacking a little something - this cute blue polka dot scarf that I got as a Christmas present from my mum was the perfect finishing piece to add to the striped tank and pencil skirt and blazer outfit. It was a nice bit of print mixing and extra touch of colour with the grey.

The Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag added a little more colour too! I like how the magenta pops with the grey.


Last worn: grey jersey blazer, striped tank, grey pencil skirt, metallic ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag. First time I've worn the scarf as it was a Christmas present.

Other ways to weargrey jersey blazer and monochrome outfit, striped tank and purple jeans, grey pencil skirt and floral cami, metallic ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag and shorts

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank in second trimester, grey pencil skirt in first trimester, metallic ballet flats in third trimester.



Striped Tanks Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A striped tank is a great wardrobe basic that you can easily dress up or down. Stripes are so fun to print mix with too! Why not try introducing a small accessory with a different print for a subtle take on pattern mixing in your outfit.






Weekday Wear Linkup #16


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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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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Monday, 1 April 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Blue Wrap Dresses, Navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag

No April fools here! Just my go-to work outfit formula when I'm feeling uninspired (a printed dress) and another Weekday Wear Linkup at the end of the post!

What I wore:

Target Dannii Minogue Petites printed faux wrap dress black blazer regan tote | awayfromblue

llama bag charm, Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram geometric print faux wrap dress jersey blazer rebecca minkoff regan bag
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Necklace: Target silver Alisha trinity pendant necklace
Dress: Target Dannii Minogue Petites printed faux wrap dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Because I wasn't feeling very inspired when thinking up what to wear, I went with this simple faux wrap dress, navy earrings to match the navy bag and black ballet flats to match the blazer. Nice and simple.

A slightly chiller morning with some rain, so I wore my blazer for my commute to work. I usually have a blazer or cardigan with me to battle the cold aircon at work! This faux wrap dress is sleeveless so the blazer was appreciated, especially as it started raining while I took pics. I usually stay away from faux wraps being petite, but this is from the Target Danni Minogue petites's range so hits at the perfect spot!

The necklace was a last minute addition and something I think didn't work that well with the dress - a different length of necklace would have been better.


Last worn: navy tassel earrings, black blazer, silver circle necklace, geometric print faux wrap dress, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag.

Other ways to wearblack blazer and jeans, geometric print faux wrap dress and trench coat, black ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and navy blouse.

Perfect for pregnancyblack blazer in third trimester, geometric print faux wrap dress in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Regan











What I wore:

Atmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print, camel ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel navy | away from blue

printed wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon  | away from the blue

Atmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print rebecca minkoff regan navy bag | awayfromblue instagram
Necklace: M initial silver pendant necklace
DressAtmos&Here Betsy jersey wrap dress in watercolour print
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

I had a cardigan in my bag to wear over this short sleeved dress in the office too, but as it was a warmer autumn morning I didn't need it to keep me warm while taking photos.

It's not the first time I've worn this wrap dress with the Regan bag and the camel ballet flats - as I pointed out on Instagram, if a combination works, why change it? I like trying something different when I rewear things, even if it's just changing an accessory, but I'll happily completely copy things I've worn before. Even if I did slightly change the outfit this time by picking a different necklace!


Last worn: silver initial necklace, watercolour print wrap dress, camel flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag (above).

Other ways to wearwatercolour print wrap dress for a birthday party, camel flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancywatercolour print wrap dress in third trimester, camel flats in third trimester.



Printed Wrap Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A printed wrap dress is a classic that will never get old! It works perfectly in an office setting and is a simple way to get ready for work when you have little time in the morning. Perfect for those I-don't-know-what-to-wear days.





Weekday Wear Linkup #12


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!

Guidelines:
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!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!





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Monday, 14 January 2019

Ruffle Camis and Blue Pencil Skirts For The Office | Weekday Wear Linkup

Summer time means I get my camis out, and wonder why I never wear them! These spaghetti strap ruffle camis are so fun to wear, even though in most offices you'll have to cover them up, with a cardigan like I did in the first outfit, or a blazer in the second. I've got another edition of my weekly linkup you can join at the end too!

What I wore:

summer office outfit pleated white ruffle cami with lace navy pencil skirt and rebecca minkoff regan bag | away from blue

lace pencil skirt and navy moon rebecca minkoff regan satchel bag llama bag charm | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | summer pleated ruffle cami and lace pencil skirt outfit with navy tote bag
NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
CamiJeanswest 'Maria' cami in cream
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

As mentioned above, I did throw a cardi on over this in the office, but it was much too hot that morning to take pics with it on!

When I was thinking up what to wear to work I was surprised to see that I hadn't worn these pieces together before! They are both older pieces in my wardrobe, and I've worn this blue lace skirt with white tops in the past, just not this cami. I really liked the combination. Simple for a hot day and the subtle pleated texture to the cami worked really well with the textured pencil skirt I thought.

Of course with the navy skirt I had to pick a navy bag, so I went with this Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag for a little matchy-matchy. This bag is a great neutral base, perfect for further accessorising so I added my new llama keychain. 😂 I have a lot of fun bag charms, but this one made me smile as soon as I saw it and I knew I had to buy it right away! I added more colour to my outfit with this dotty necklace, such a great accessory with the blue and white.


Last worn: white cami, colourful statement necklace, blue lace pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan.

Other ways to wearwhite cami and maxi skirt, blue lace pencil skirt in monochrome outfit, silver ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Regan and pleated skirt.

Perfect for pregnancywhite cami in second trimester, blue lace pencil skirt in third trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.



What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Regan:










What I wore:


jacquard pencil skirt with navy rebecca minkoff regan bag peach ruffle cami and jersey blazer | awayfromblue

jacquard pencil skirt and navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel with llama bag charm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | peach and navy ruffle cami and jacquard pencil skirt work outfit summer office style
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
CamiJeanswest peach ruffle cami
SkirtWarehouse navy jacquard pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

A little cooler this morning (although not by much!) so I had my blazer on in photos. This cami looks a bit rumpled in the photos, but it was a pleasure to wear. Again, it was a simple outfit, I like peach and navy together so the jacquard skirt and plain ruffle cami seemed like a good pairing. I was in a bit of a rush that morning though and not feeling the best, so a hastily half tucked cami is what you get!

I actually wasn't sure I'd make it through the whole day at work, but with a lot of meetings I powered through and got to the end of the day. Overall I liked this outfit as much as the one above, I just didn't enjoy wearing it as much as I wasn't feeling the best!


Last worn: jersey blazer, peach ruffle cami, tassel pendant necklace, jacquard pencil skirt, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag (above).

Other ways to wearjersey blazer and jeans, peach ruffle cami and pleated skirt, jacquard pencil skirt with mustard, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and lace dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancyjersey blazer in third trimester, jacquard pencil skirt in first trimester, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats in second trimester.


Ruffle Camis Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A classic cami and pencil skirt is a work staple! In most offices, spaghetti straps are frowned on or just not allowed in the office dress code. It's easy to cover up and make your look a little more formal with a blazer, perfect for a day of meetings! Or if your office is a little more casual like mine you could just throw a cardigan on top.




Weekday Wear Linkup #02

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!

Guidelines:
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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.
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Monday, 7 January 2019

New Weekday Wear Linkup! Blue Dresses and Pink Balenciaga City Bag: Summer Office Outfits

Two simple summer office outfits, with two pretty printed dresses and a pink Balenciaga city bag. All pieces I love and have worn before, but I do have something new to share with you - a new outfit linkup!

What I wore:

paisley print french connection blue sheath dress with balenciaga pink sorbet city bag | awayfromblue

paisley print dress with 2010 pink balenciaga sorbet city bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram paisley print sheath dress pink Balenciaga sorbet city bag summer office outfit
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Sometimes I find the square neckline of this sheath dress a little tricky to accessorise, I often debate for a while each morning about what necklace to wear. This long pendant necklace has been a frequently worn one lately though, so I decided to give it a go and I really liked the combination!

The paisley print dress and pink Balenciaga city bag are frequently worn together, I really like pink and blue! And as I had a gold necklace, these gold mouse flats were an obvious shoe choice. Really easy summer office style. I did have a blazer too for the cold aircon in the office, but it was much too hot to wear it for photos in the morning.


Last worn: long tassel necklace, paisley print sheath dress, gold mouse flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to wearpaisley print sheath dress and blazer, gold mouse flats and pencil skirt, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in winter.

Perfect for pregnancypaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, gold mouse flats in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.



What's In My Bag: Balenciaga Sorbet City Bag










What I wore:

navy ikat print empire waist dress with knit blazer and pink Balenciaga city bag for office | away from blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet pink | away from the blue

awayfromblue isntagram navy ikat print dress with black blazer and accessories and pink bag
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
BeltRebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap velvet belt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

It was a little cooler this morning (although not by much) so I wore my blazer for the pics. Again I picked a gold necklace to wear with the blue printed dress, this Kmart one is another frequently worn one, and so cheap too! For the blazer, shoes and belt I went with black, due to the darker colours in the Ikat print of the dress.

While the blue print in this dress is darker than the one above, I still think the pink Balenciaga city bag is a fun accessory with it - it really pops with the darker background.

A little bit of a quieter day at work meant the opportunity to get some training in too which was wonderful - we have an online training site but I so rarely get the opportunity to use it and there were some courses I've been wanting to do for a while!


Last worn: black jersey blazer, blue and gold necklace, Ikat print dress, velvet belt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag (above).

Other ways to wearjersey blazer and jeans, Ikat print dress with green, velvet belt over a blazer, black ballet flats and skinny jeans, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyblack jersey blazer in third trimester, Ikat print dress in third trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.



Blue Printed Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A printed dress is such an easy office option as you can just pull-on and go. You can always accessorise with a nice neutral like all the black pieces I wore in the second outfit, or make a brightly coloured dress even brighter with a bold bag like the pink Balenciaga city.


Weekday Wear Linkup #01



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!

Guidelines:
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 Bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 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!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!





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Monday, 17 December 2018

Printed Tanks and Pencil Skirts For The Office With Rebecca Minkoff MAM Bag

I think the one item of clothing I have most of in my wardrobe is printed tanks! They work so well for my casual stay at home mum days, but also in the office too with a blazer on top. The two I'm wearing below are some of my favourites, gifts from my mum. Keeping things simple and letting the printed tanks be the stars of my outfits, I picked neutrals for everything else, including this grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

What I wore:

boho office style wavy hair jersey blazer pencil skirt and printed tank with rebecca minkoff MAM | awayfromblue

pencil skirt and blazer with Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram summer boho office style jersey blazer pencil skirt printed tank RM MAM bag
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
EarringsJeanswest Evy dangly earring
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TankJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

As much as I loved this outfit, it was my hair that got a lot of love on Instagram 😅 It's day 3 of the curls from when I curled my hair for our annual Christmas family photo. This is the hair curler I use.

I felt with the relaxed hair and long tassel necklace, the grey blazer was the perfect way to dress this outfit up a bit more for a busy day with a few big meetings. I had a bit of a giggle when I went to write this post and realised everything is from Jeanswest, except the shoes and bag! The jersey blazer and pencil skirt were comfortable and perfect for the cooler office, despite the warmer day outside.

With the pastel pink, red and blue in the print of the tank and the turquoise tassel on the necklace, I thought this grey Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag was the perfect neutral accessory to wear with it. And it felt like a while since I last wore the bag, it was definitely overdue a wear!


Last worn: grey jersey blazer, dangly earringstassel necklace, fern print tank, black pencil skirt, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB.

Other ways to weargrey jersey blazer and striped dress, fern print tank worn two ways, black pencil skirt over a dress, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyblack pencil skirt in first trimester, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB in second trimester.


What's In My Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB






What I wore:

red printed crochet tank in office summer workwear pencil skirt grey MAM bag | away from blue

red printed tank with grey Rebecca minkoff Mini MAB MAM bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram red crochet printed tank and pencil skirt summer office style Rebecca Minkoff mam bag
Necklace: silver heart long pendant necklace
Tank: Emerson crochet lace bib print top
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

This tank always makes me smile when I wear it. Red is a cheerful colour to wear,  and I also like this as I've had it for a few years and wore it through my pregnancies with my boys. It's nice being able to enjoy a piece in your wardrobe you've had for years.

I've worn this top casually with jeans and a few times to the office with pencil skirts. Like the printed tank above, I think it looks lovely tucked into a classic black pencil skirt. I picked a simpler silver heart pendant necklace to wear with this, and silver ballet flats to match the necklace and hardware on the MAM bag. I did have a cover up for in the office too, but it was much too hot and humid in the morning to want to take a pic with it on. I shared a pic with my cosy cardi on Twitter.

Of course I couldn't stop at just the shoes, bag and necklace matching, I had to add a red hair tie to my hair to tie in with the print on the tank! I bought a huge bunch of colourful hair ties in a Priceline sale a while back and every now and then I'll be able to match the hair tie to my outfit!


Last worn: red crochet print tank, silver heart necklace, black pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to wearred crochet print tank and shorts, black pencil skirt and printed shirt, silver ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyred crochet print tank in third trimester, black pencil skirt in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester.




Printed Tanks Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:

A printed tank can easily work for a business casual office. It's a fun way to add a little colour to a neutral suit or suit separates. If you need to dress a little more formally, you can cover up the casual tank with a blazer to make it look more office appropriate. The blazer has the added bonus of keeping you warm in the cold air con too!


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