Showing posts with label Mulberry Bayswater. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mulberry Bayswater. Show all posts

Monday, 16 December 2019

Weekday Wear Link Up: Printed A-Line Skirts and Tees In The Office

Working in a business casual office that's more on the casual side than the business side of dressing means tees are perfectly acceptable in the office. I do try dress them up a little each time I wear them, by wearing a pretty skirt like these or adding a blazer or statement necklace.

What I wore:



leaf print silk skirt with olive slouchy tee jersey blazer summer office outfit with Mulberry bayswater | awayfromblue

autumnal coloured outfit with mulberry heritage bayswater tote bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | olive tee statement necklace jersey blazer silk skirt in office with mulberry bayswater tote
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in dark green (on sale!)
SkirtFrench Connection silk leaf print skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

This is a very autumnal toned outfit for summer! I thought I'd let the skirt stand out as the star and pair it with neutrals. This dark olive tee is so comfortable and slouchy, and even though it's a very different shade of green from the skirt I thought it went nicely with it. The black blazer and tan ballet flats and Mulberry Bayswater were nice neutral accessories to wear, but I did add a little extra interest with the crystal statement necklace so the outfit didn't feel too dark.

It was a very busy day in the office, and even if my big meeting with a manager was rescheduled, and I didn't need the blazer, I still felt suitably dressed for the day.


Last wornblack jersey blazer, statement crystal necklace, olive tee, leaf print silk skirt, tan ballet flats, Mulberry Bayswater.

Other ways to wearblack jersey blazer and wrap dress, olive tee and shorts, leaf print silk skirt in winter, tan ballet flats and skinny jeans, Mulberry Bayswater and chambray dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblack jersey blazer at 39 weeks, leaf print silk skirt in second trimester, tan ballet flats in third trimester, Mulberry Bayswater in second trimester.


Wear and Tear: Mulberry Bayswater After 7 Years









What I wore:

printed pleated mustard skirt with space dye tee grey jersey blazer mulberry bayswater | away from blue

printed skirt with Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instgaram | space dye tee with jersey blazer mustard printed pleated skirt
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Necklace: thrifted statement gunmetal hardware necklace
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Skirt: Garfunkle Australia pleated print skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

I really don't know why I don't wear this skirt more often! It's such a fun piece and I love yellow! Every time I wear it it gets compliments, it's far too pretty to hide away in my wardrobe.

It's the first time I've worn this black tee with it but I do like wearing it with black tops - picking a colour out of the print is such an easy way to pull an outfit together when you're wearing something printed.

Wasn't sure if this necklace was a bit much given the skirt is already a bit of a statement, but I liked the combination when I tried it on that morning so decided to stick with it. The skirt and necklace always get a lot of compliments when I wear them, even more this time around I wore them both together!

The grey blazer and metallic silver shoes were a little bit of matchy-matchy with the outfit too. The big meeting with the manger was rescheduled to this day so the blazer again made me feel suitably dressed.

Last worngrey jersey blazer, metallic statement necklace, black space dye tee, printed pleated skirt, silver ballet flats, Mulberry Bayswater (above).

Other ways to weargrey jersey blazer and print mix, black space dye tee and denim jacket, printed pleated skirt with navy, silver ballet flats and burgundy pants, mulberry Bayswater and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyprinted pleated skirt in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, mulberry Bayswater in third trimester.



Printed A-Line Skirts Under $50:




How You can Wear It:

A printed A-line skirt is a fun alternative to a classic pencil skirt in the office. They are easy to dress up more with a blazer too, even if you wear them with a casual tee.





Weekday Wear Linkup #49


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, 2 December 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Floral Dresses and Mulberry Heritage Bayswater

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm wearing two floral dresses to the office - a new one I only bought a few weeks ago and an old favourite that's been in my wardrobe so long I have no idea when I purchased it! I accessorised with my classic Mulberry heritage Bayswater tote and some fun scarves I tied differently each time.

What I wore:

Kmart teal floral print midi dress with scarf in hair, heels and Mulberry bayswater tote bag | awayfromblue

teal floral dress with Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather  | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | kmart teal floral midi dress with heels, bow in hair and mulberry oak NVT bayswater
Scarfblue Coach twilly scarf tied in a bow
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Dress:  Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesWittner 'Mimi' heels in mushroom
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

I feel I'm wearing this dress a lot! I picked up on clearance at Kmart for just $12 back in September and I've worn it 4 times, which is an average of once a month, but it feels like I'm heavily repeating it!

Last time I wore this dress to the office I dressed it up a little with a blazer. This time around I added a pair of heels and a cute little coach skinny scarf tied as a bow in my hair. It was for Melbourne Cup Day back in November. In Brisbane we don't have a holiday for the horse race like they do in Victoria, but we do usually have a big event and the race on the TV. I thought this floral dress was perfect and the little scarf in my hair a nice nod to cup day. Chatted to my boss's boss in the office kitchen while we were putting our breakfasts together, he said "I knew we could count on you to dress up for the cup day" and everyone in the office seemed to like my outfit! I kept proudly telling people just as I did last time that this dress was just $12 at Kmart!

Even though we ended up stuck in a big meeting and missed the cup day celebrations I did like this outfit and I'm pleased I gave the scarf a go. I wasn't too sure at first if the blue print on the scarf would be too much with the teal floral print of the dress, but I think they were far enough apart that the outfit really worked!


Last worn: teal floral midi dress, Coach skinny scarf, gold necklace, brown heels, Mulberry heritage Bayswater.

Other ways to wearteal floral midi dress worn two ways, Coach skinny scarf on a bag, brown heels and pencil skirt, Mulberry heritage Bayswater and little black dress.

Perfect for pregnancyMulberry heritage Bayswater in third trimester.


Wear and Tear: Mulberry Heritage Bayswater










What I wore:

black floral wrap dress for office with mulberry heritage oak nvt bayswater bag and hermes twilly scarf bracelet | away from blue

Hermes twilly Kelly en Calèche with Mulberry heritage bayswater oak nvt | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram summer office outfit floral wrap dress with yellow statement necklace mulberry bayswater hermes twilly bracelet

NecklaceStarfish Project Veronica short yellow multi strand necklace
DressJeanswest floral wrap dress (with Cotton On 'eternity' tank in charcoal marle underneath)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes twilly Kelly en Calèche tied as bracelet
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

Another floral dress! Unlike the one in the first outfit, this is a wardrobe oldie from Jeanswest and I can't remember when I bought it exactly, or what I paid for it. I do remember wearing it to my first office job though, before I was with my current company, and I've been with my current company over 10 years. I think a wrap dress is a good one to have in your wardrobe as it accommodates weight fluctuations (and baby bumps!) nicely by wrapping a little tighter or looser. I also add a tank under for modesty now as things are a little different in the chest region after pregnancy and breastfeeding two kids!

Surprisingly, this is the first time I've worn this yellow statement necklace with the dress! It adds a nice pop of colour with the black and white print, especially with the neutral grey tank and tan accessories. I added a scarf to this outfit too, my little grey Hermes twilly. Which really deserves to get worn more! I did think about tying it on the Mulberry Bayswater bag instead, but thought it looked nice on my wrist.


Last worn: black floral wrap dress, grey tank, yellow statement necklace, Hermes twilly, tan flats, mulberry heritage Bayswater tote (above).

Other ways to wearblack floral wrap dress and trench coat, grey tank and shorts, Hermes twilly tied on a bag, tan flats and burgundy pants, Mulberry heritage Bayswater tote and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack floral wrap dress in second trimester, grey tank in third trimester, tan flats in third trimesterHermes twilly in second trimesterMulberry heritage Bayswater tote in third trimester.



Floral Dresses For The Office Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A floral dress is so prefect for spring and works well in the office too! You can formalise your outfit a little with heels and a classic tote, or stick with a staple office wear silhouette and go with a wrap dress like I have in the second outfit.




Weekday Wear Linkup #47


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Monday, 12 August 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Feather Print Scarves & Pencil Skirts For Winter Office Wear

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup, I'm wearing two similar pencil skirt outfits for work with some fun feather detail scarves. One is a feather print scarf and the other is embroidered feathers. Both are wonderfully cosy!

What I wore:

camel trench coat, feather print scarf, white jumper, blush polka dot pencil skirt, Mulberry bayswater | awayfromblue

oak NVT Mulberry heritage bayswater bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue camel trench white knit, blush polka dot pencil skirt mulberry bayswater winter office outfit
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat
Earrings: Ana Luisa 'Olivia' tassel earrings in pink
Scarf: Nali feather print pashmina scarf
Jumper: white vintage knit jumper from my mum's wardrobe
SkirtCotton On 'Mica' mesh spot skirt in dusty pink
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

It was a really cold day when I wore this! I know I've worn this pencil skirt recently but I really wanted to wear it again, this time with a cosy white knit that's originally from my mums wardrobe. Even the ribbed jumper wasn't enough to keep me warm though, the taupe feather print scarf was a must have for the cold morning. So were the ankle boots!

With all of the neutrals I went with my pink tassel earrings to add a little more colour, even though it's a brighter pink than the blush of the skirt I think it worked nicely.


Last worn: camel trench, pink tassel earrings, feather print scarf, white ribbed knit, polka dot pencil skirtankle bootsMulberry Bayswater tote.

Other ways to wearcamel trench in a castle, feather print scarf and burgundy pants, white ribbed knit and leather jacket, polka dot pencil skirt and black blouseblack ankle boots worn 30 waysMulberry Bayswater tote and sheath dress.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in first trimester, polka dot pencil skirt in first trimesterankle boots in second trimesterMulberry Bayswater tote in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Mulberry Bayswater










What I wore:

grey tee and pencil skirt in winter with feather embroidered scarf and bayswater tote | away from blue

Mulberry oak bayswater bag in NVT leather on arm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram navy coat with feather embroidered scarf grey tee pencil skirt mulberry bayswater
JacketJeanswest Monica Mac coat in Indigo
Scarf: grey and gold embroidered feather scarf
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Skirt:  Jeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

I felt a bit flustered this morning! The weather was much warmer, which meant me ditching the knit I'd planned to wear the night before, and just wearing a grey tee under my navy coat. I still wanted to wear my pretty feather embroidered scarf though, and I thought the darker grey worked nicely with the lighter grey of the tee.

With having to change my outfit at the last minute because of the weather, and already running a little late, I had a very rushed start to the day, especially after taking the first few photos with my bag facing backwards, and having to retake them again so you could actually see the detail on the Mulberry bayswater bag! Thankfully the day improved from there.


Last worn: navy mac, grey v-neck tee, feather embroidered scarf, black pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Mulberry Bayswater (above).

Other ways to wearnavy mac and stripes, grey v-neck tee and shorts, feather embroidered scarf and printed dress, black pencil skirt over a dress, black ballet flats and skinny jeans, Mulberry Bayswater and chambray dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey v-neck tee in second trimester, black pencil skirt in first trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Mulberry Bayswater in second trimester.


Feather Print Scarves Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A simple neutral top works well with a pencil skirt in the office. You can wear a knit if it's colder or a casual tee when it warms up a little. You can add a scarf for some extra interest and warmth in your daily commute too, and a printed or embroidered one is a great idea if your top is a basic neutral.




Weekday Wear Linkup #31


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, 29 July 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup: Neutral Dresses, Colourful Scarves and Mulberry Heritage Bayswater Bag

Simple winter workwear for today's Weekday Wear Linkup, adding colour to neutral dresses for the office with bright animal print scarves.

What I wore:

little black dress winter layers neon leopard print scarf tan accessories mulberry heritage bayswater trench coat | awayfromblue

Mulberry heritage Bayswater in Oak NVT leather with leopard print scarf | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | neon leopard print scarf with little black dress trench coat Mulberry bayswater bag for office winter
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat
ScarfSupre neon pink leopard print scarf
EarringsJeanswest Evy dangly earring
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

This scarf is such a fun statement piece, a classic little black dress is the perfect outfit to let it shine! An impulse $5 sale buy 5 years ago, it's only gotten 8 wears so far but I love it every time I wear it!

The fit and flare dress is sleeveless, so I did my trick of wearing a tee underneath it, but it was much too cold to consider going coat-less for the photos in the morning! You're only missing a plain grey long sleeved tee I wore under the dress. With the bright scarf being such a focal piece I kept everything else in my outfit neutral with the tan ballet flats and Mulberry Bayswater bag.


Last worn: camel trench, neon leopard print scarf, dangly earrings, fit and flare dress, Marc Jacobs ballet flats, Mulberry Bayswater.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and skinny jeans, neon leopard print scarf with grey, fit and flare dress in spring, Marc Jacobs ballet flats and wrap dress, Mulberry Bayswater and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in first trimester, neon leopard print scarf in first trimester, fit and flare dress in second trimester, Marc Jacobs ballet flats in third trimester, Mulberry Bayswater in third trimester.


Wear And Tear: Mulberry Bayswater










What I wore:

navy macintosh with grey asos skater dress pop of colour red sheep print scarf | away from blue

Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram navy macintosh grey skater dress mulberry bayswater bag pop of colour red animal sheep print scarf
JacketJeanswest Monica Mac coat in Indigo
Scarf: red sheep print Fashion Scarf Girl scarf (similar)
DressAsos grey skater dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (cheaper second hand)

Why I wore it:

A different kind of animal print scarf, featuring the actual animal! This adorably cute scarf was a Christmas gift from my sister and I love the way the red pops against the grey skater dress and the navy macintosh jacket. It's not the first time I've worn this dress with a red scarf, I really like the combination!

As with the outfit above, I let the scarf make the statement and paired the outfit with my classic, go with anything little black ballet flats and Mulberry oak Bayswater tote bag.


Last worn: navy macintosh, sheep print scarf, grey skater dress, black ballet flats, Mulberry bayswater (above).

Other ways to wearnavy macintosh, sheep print scarf and printed dress, grey skater dress in Disneyland, black ballet flats and jeans, Mulberry bayswater and chambray dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey skater dress in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Mulberry Bayswater in second trimester.



Animal Print Scarves Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A brightly coloured scarf is a great way to accessorise a classic dress. Changing the scarf makes a little black (or grey!) dress look new each time you wear it. It's a fun and affordable way to accessorise in winter.




Weekday Wear Linkup #29


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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Monday, 26 November 2018

Mulberry Bayswater and Wrap Dresses For the Office

I still think a printed dress is the easiest, simplest outfit for work. Add some neutral accessories like this classic Mulberry bayswater bag and some ballet flats and you have easy spring office style. No further accessorising required, although you can always add a bright necklace on top like I did with these outfits to feel like you put a little effort in!

What I wore:

black and white tulip hem wrap dress for the office with Mulberry Bayswater bag | away from blue

black and white wrap dress with Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather  | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram black and white wrap dress, green necklace and mulberry bayswater bag

Why I wore it:

I'm not entirely sure the length of this necklace worked with the wrap neckline of the dress and the tie over the waist, but I did like the little touch of colour it added to this outfit! With the black and white printed wrap dress and neutral tan Mulberry Bayswater and Marc Jacobs flats, a little bit of green through the necklace was a nice way to add a pop of colour.

I did consider wearing statement earrings with this outfit too, but felt it was busy enough. It was my first day back at work after a week off sick, and there was so much to catch up on. The simple yet comfortable dress worked well, for meetings and for sitting at my desk reading all the emails I missed!





What's In My Bag: Mulberry Bayswater








What I wore:

Target Dannii Minogue Petites geometric printed wrap dress with Mulberry bayswater and mouse flats | awayfromblue

classic heritage Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram spring office style target petite printed wrap dress with Mulberry bayswater bag
Dress: Target Dannii Minogue Petites printed wrap dress

Why I wore it:

Sometimes I find this dress a little tricky to wear. It 'reads' as blue from a distance, but up close you can see the pink, red, black, green and blue in the geometric print. I decided to try mix things up a bit and wear this bold yellow statement necklace with it. I really liked the combination, and I felt it distracted from how tired I felt and looked. I did manage to get a lovely compliment from a colleague who said I looked just like his niece - and she's 20, so I was very happy with that! I think it was maybe the ponytail, or all the makeup I threw on to try look a bit more perky.

Unfortunately despite feeling much better and just a little tired, my voice sounded terrible! I'd started to loose it the day before when working from home as everyone ended up calling me, and by mid-afternoon it was almost entirely gone. I soldiered through the day though, lots of charades and having others speaking for me and managed to wrap up everything from my to-do list before I left, so I felt productive! Even if I did have to postpone one meeting as the person I was meeting with thought it was too much to try make me talk for 30 mins! 😂 They were probably right!


Last wornfaux wrap dressyellow statement necklacegold mouse flats, Mulberry Bayswater (above).



Wrap Dresses Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

A wrap dress is a classic wardrobe staple that can work for many different occasions. Mine get worn mostly to the office though! They are a fail-safe outfit option that work for a business casual office like mine as well as a more formal business attire dress code. If you're wearing a sleeveless version like I am in the last outfit, a blazer or cardigan is a good option to keep shoulders covered for formal meetings.





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Monday, 10 September 2018

Monochrome Pencil Skirt Outfits With Long Sleeve Tees And Colourful Scarves

Wearing a few of my recent purchases to the office! I managed to pick up a couple of long sleeved tops at the opshop sale last month. While it was nearing the end of winter in Brisbane and getting warmer, it's still quite chilly when I have my commute to work so I knew the long sleeves would be perfect to wear to the office. I'm lucky my dress code is on the casual side of business casual too so a tee is perfectly acceptable, especially when paired with a pencil skirt as I have here.

Keeping things simple, I stuck with monochrome outfits and added a pop of colour with my scarves, topping off my outfits with the fun tassel statement earrings I also bought last month.

What I wore:


monochrome black winter pencil skirt outfit with cobalt louis vuitton shawl mulberry bays | away from blue

Mulberry oak NVT bayswater heritage bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | cobalt blue louis vuitton monogram shawl scarf with black pencil skirt trench coat

monochrome black tee pencil skirt ankle boots office outfit with cobalt scarf pop of colour | away from blue
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Earrings: Kmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings (new purchase)
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Tee: thrifted Maison Scotch black paint splatter print long sleeved tee
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

Why I wore it:

Keeping things really simple and going completely monochrome with the black long sleeve tee and black pencil skirt. I usually plan my outfits the night before, and figured the print on the top would stop the outfit looking too boring. When I put it all on in the morning though, I realised the print on the top wasn't doing enough to add a bit of lightness, especially paired with the black pencil skirt, black tights and ankle boots. Even the navy earrings weren't lifting this enough, it looked a bit drab.

The bright blue Louis Vuitton shawl was the perfect solution - a great pop of colour against the black. It also kept me nice and cosy in the morning. I like that spring like weather is arriving again here in Brisbane, but it's still extremely wintery in the early hours!


Last worn: camel trench, Louis Vuitton shawl, black pencil skirt, black ankle boots, Mulberry Bayswater tote bag. It's the first time I've worn the tee on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and sheath dress, Louis Vuitton shawl and floral dress, black pencil skirt in autumn, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Mulberry Bayswater tote bag in summer.

Perfect for pregnancycamel trench in first trimester, black pencil skirt in first trimesterblack ankle boots in second trimester, Mulberry Bayswater tote bag in third trimester.


Mulberry Bayswater After 7 Years:






What I wore:

colorful winter office wear lace pencil skirt with bright orange scarf | away from blue

Mulberry heritage bayswater bag in oak NVT leather | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | bright winter pencil skirt outfit with orange crinkle scarf
JacketJeanswest Monica Mac coat in Indigo
Earrings: Kmart blue fringe crescent statement earrings (new purchase)
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in orange (c/o)
Top: thrifted cobalt blue long sleeve tee
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesAsos leather Chelsea boots in tan
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

Why I wore it:

Still a monochrome outfit, but sticking with my favourite colour and going blue with the cobalt tee and the lace pencil skirt. I added even more colour to this with the orange scarf, it really pops against blue and I've worn it that way before with a navy dress.


I love how well the navy earrings coordinated with the blues on my outfit and they got a few compliments! I've admired the statement tassel earring trend on the ladies I follow on Instagram for a while, but with particularly curious and grabby toddlers I was sure it was going to be a trend I'd have to let pass me by. Suddenly realised I could do what I do with all other non-kid friendly pieces in my wardrobe and just wear them to work. Even if I do have to take them off as soon as I get home in the afternoon! They were fun to wear and try out for something different from my usual accessories!

While I loved the blue and orange together I really wasn't happy with the ankle boots I chose for this. I am noticing every time I wear these tan boots with black tights it just emphasises how petite I am and makes my legs look a bit stumpy. The longer length pencil skirt doesn't really help! I thought that with the oak Mulberry Bayswater bag it would tie in nicely, but a few times through the day I wished I'd worn my black ankle boots instead.


Last worn: navy macintosh, orange crinkle scarf, blue lace pencil skirt, Chelsea leather boots, Mulberry Bayswater (above). First time I've worn the tee on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearnavy macintosh and wrap dress, orange crinkle scarf and shift dress, blue lace pencil skirt and blazer, Chelsea leather boots and maxi skirt, Mulberry Bayswater and chambray dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblue lace pencil skirt in third trimester, Chelsea leather boots in second trimester, Mulberry Bayswater in second trimester.



Bright Scarves Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A monochrome office outfit makes getting dressed for work easy - even if you haven't planned out your outfit the night before! For an extra touch, you can add a bright contrasting scarf on top. It makes a simple monochrome outfit seem more interesting, keeps you warm on a cold commute and it's a fun way to accessorise.


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