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Showing posts with label Office wear. Show all posts

Monday, 6 April 2020

Casual and Business Casual Dresses With Balenciaga First Bag : Weekday Wear Link Up

Two very different outfits for today's Weekday Wear link up! Taken just 3 weeks apart in March, the world changed so much in those weeks!

What I wore:

ruffle dress autumn office outfit with grey blazer and turquoise Balenciaga first bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | grey jersey blazer with berry ruffle dress teal bag colourful autumn office outfit
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Necklace: Colette marble and gold pendant drop long necklace
Dress: Jeanswest deep pink ruffle neckline dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

This was my last office outfit before things started changing in Australia. At the end of the day I'd packed up my desk and said farewell to my colleagues, reminding them I'd not be in next week as I had a training course, but that I'd be in the next again week. During the week of training there were a lot of massive changes in Australia and at work, and I've not been back in the office since.

I've been working from home for a few weeks now and I'm missing outfits like this - the simplicity of a cute dress and a blazer to dress it up a little for a business environment. I really like this berry dress. Even though it looks red in every picture, it's such a fun dress to wear and I thought the turquoise Balenciaga first bag really popped with it. As the dress and bag were bold I went for neutral accessories with the grey blazer and the tan ballet flats.

Of course now my blazers are hanging unworn in my wardrobe (and I even have a recently purchased one that I've not been able to wear yet) while I work from home and only make trips out for the essentials.


Last worn: grey jersey blazer, berry ruffle dress, marble necklace, camel ballet flats, Balenciaga first bag.

Other ways to wear grey jersey blazer and printed dress, berry ruffle dress and jacquard jacket, camel ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga first bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy camel ballet flats in third trimester.


Balenciaga Bag Reveal: Turquoise First Bag











What I wore:

all about eve black white striped tee dress contrast sleeves sporty outfit with new balance and Balenciaga first | awayfromblue

black and white stripes with teal bag Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram casual sporty tee dress outfit sneakers balenciaga first bag all about eve stripes
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
DressAll About Eve striped black tee dress
ShoesNew Balance white and blue sneakers
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

This is a much more casual dress outfit. Unlike the first outfit where I was trying to dress up a bit for the office, I dressed down for this outing to the grocery store. I'd picked this fun striped tee dress as it is an easy instant outfit, and easy to remove as soon as I got home, to avoid bringing germs into the house.

The New Balance sneakers actually went really well with this dress to create a sporty outfit! I'd been trying to ease back into normal shoes again but with being unable to travel to my physio safely my knee pain requires me to keep things simple and supportive, so it's back to these shoes. Having them as my outdoor shoe makes it easier to prevent germ spread on the shoe rack too, if I'm just wearing these! It's funny the things we think about now!

The Balenciaga first bag was a fun pop with the black and white dress, and I picked this bag to wear again as I'd worn it on a previous outing - again trying to minimise what items I take outside. I did notice that I kept going to play with this necklace as I walked around the nearly empty shelves at the supermarket, so I'm now doing a no necklace policy when I do venture out. 😂

It's probably a little overkill all of these changes, especially when I didn't even think about these things a few weeks ago back when I was still in the office, but I'm just doing what I can to keep us and the kids as safe as possible.


Last worn: striped tee dress, clay necklace, New Balance sneakers, Balenciaga turquoise first bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tee dress and purple bag, Balenciaga turquoise first bag and maxi skirt.


Similar Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A dress is a great outfit staple! You can dress them up for the office with a blazer, or dress them down with casual shoes for popping out to grab groceries.





Weekday Wear Linkup #65


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, 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!

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, 2 March 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up: Printed Tanks, Pencil Skirts and Blazers With Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere

Simple corporate style for today's Weekday Wear Linkup. Making my simple printed tank and pencil skirt outfits a little more formal by adding a blazer. A great way to feel a little more dressed up in an office, just add a blazer!

What I wore:

black jersey blazer and pencil skirt with leaf print tank and speedy bandouliere business casual office outfit | awayfromblue

black pencil skirt with Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | black jersey pencil skirt blazer printed tank outfit for office with louis vuitton damier ebene speedy bandouliere
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Necklace: thrifted blue multi stand long beaded necklace
TankJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Repeating a lot of faves in this outfit! The black jersey blazer and pencil skirt together make the outfit seem a little more formal and suit-like (but much more comfortable, being jersey!). The leaf print tank is one of those pieces I can wear for work and for days with the kids, it's a great "wear anywhere" piece. I've worn it with the blue necklace before but for something a little different this time I wrapped the necklace around twice instead of leaving it long.

The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere was a good choice for the predicted wet weather and it's the perfect size for taking my notebook across the city for a meeting in another building. The gold mouse flats were a fun touch with the outfit - metallic gold goes with everything and they are always a talking point when meeting new people.


Last worn: black jersey blazer, blue beaded necklace, leaf print tank, black pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere.

Other ways to wearblack jersey blazer and jeans, leaf print tank worn two ways, black pencil skirt in winter, gold mouse flats worn 30 ways, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack jersey blazer in third trimesterblack pencil skirt in second trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere










What I wore:

grey jersey pencil skirt and blazer with mixed print tank speedy bandouliere bag summer office outfit | away from blue

grey jersey pencil skirt with Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere on arm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | jersey grey suit separates blazer pencil skirt bright colourful mixed print tank speedy bandouliere
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Necklace: engraved interlinked silver circle family name necklace
Tank: thrifted Target mixed print colourful printed tank
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Trying the suit-like look again with a grey jersey blazer and pencil skirt together. The casual fabric stops it from looking too formal for my business casual office. This printed tank is a fun one too and is was just $1 at the opshop, so with this fifth wear I'm really getting great value for money from it! With all the bright colours and mixed prints in the tank I kept the shoes a simple silver to tie in with the grey blazer and skirt, as well as the silver necklace.

The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere was an easy choice again for another meeting across the city.


Last worn: grey jersey blazer, silver circle necklace, mixed print tank, grey pencil skirtmetallic ballet flats, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere (above).

Other ways to weargrey jersey blazer and sheath dressmixed print tank and shorts, grey pencil skirt worn two waysmetallic ballet flats and pleated skirt, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancymetallic ballet flats in third trimester, grey pencil skirt in third trimesterLouis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere in third trimester.



Printed Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed tank is a great piece you can dress up or down! It looks great with a pencil skirt and blazer  for the office but you can also wear them casually with denim outside of the office.




Weekday Wear Linkup #60


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, 24 February 2020

Blue & Teal Outfits: Floral Dresses and Weekday Wear Link Up

For today's Weekday Wear Link Up I'm wearing two blue floral dresses for the office and accessorising them with blue bags for a simple navy and teal outfit, that looks different each time.

What I wore:

Shein navy floral swing dress in office with gold accessories and Balenciaga 2006 chevre first blue India bag | awayfromblue

Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India chevre on arm with floral dress | awayfromthebluec

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy floral swing dress with teal Balenciaga first bag blue India summer office style
Earrings: Prouds gold and silver spiral drop earrings
Necklace: Lovisa mixed texture beaded necklace
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

Wore this for my last official day in my old team before moving onto a new role! I'm so excited to start the new year off with a new job, even if I am just on the other side of the building from my old team.

Despite the rain it was quite a warm day so this simple navy swing dress was perfect for the office and the commute. I kept the accessories simple with the gold spiral drop earrings, beaded necklace and gold mouse flats. I love a bit of matchy matchy! Thought that this teal-ish turquoise-y Balenciaga first bag would be a nice touch with the navy dress, I really liked this combination and I like that this bag seems a slightly different shade in different lights sometimes! it's hard to tell if it's more turquoise or teal!


Last worn: gold earrings, navy swing dress, beaded necklace, gold mouse flats, Balenciaga blue India first bag.

Other ways to wearnavy swing dress and sneakersgold mouse flats worn 30 ways, Balenciaga blue India first bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.


Balenciaga Bags Vs Rebecca Minkoff Bags:







What I wore:

Kmart teal floral print midi dress in the office with grey blazer, silver ballet flats, navy Regan tote | away from blue

teal floral dress with navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | away from the blue

JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
Necklace: Tiffany & Co silver 5th Avenue notes heart pendant necklace
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

The same outfit formula as the one above, just a little changed around and an extra layer added. This time it's a teal floral dress and a navy bag. I've worn a different Rebecca Minkoff navy bag with this teal floral midi dress before, I like the colour combo. I thought this Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel went so nicely with the dress, and with the grey blazer it made it a little more formal for the office.

I'd planned to wear this outfit the week before but the wild weather changed my mind. While it was still raining on this day, it wasn't as bad (and I could actually take blog photos on the patio without the rain blowing in). The blazer wasn't needed for warmth as it was still quite humid even with all the rain.


Last worn: grey blazer, Tiffany heart necklace, teal floral midi dress, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan tote.

Other ways to weargrey blazer and a-line skirt, teal floral midi dress worn two ways, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Regan tote and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancysilver ballet flats in third trimester.



Blue Floral Dresses Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A floral dress is a fun and easy outfit for the office. It looks great worn on its own or you can make it a little more formal with a blazer on top too. Picking a handbag in a different shade of blue is a great way to accessorise too.




Weekday Wear Linkup #59


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!



Subscribe for The Weekday Wear Linkup reminder emails



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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, 10 February 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up: Turquoise Tanks With Purple Balenciaga Work Bag and Grey Pencil Skirts

Two incredibly similar outfits to share for today's Weekday Wear Link up! I love a good outfit formula and it's nice to follow the same basic structure for an outfit but change a few details. This time around I stuck with exactly the same formula instead of changing things up - turquoise tanks, grey skirts and my purple Balenciaga work bag. While I did pick different shoes and necklaces, the resulting outfits this time around are very similar, and I loved them both.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Vickie button back tank in enamel blue with Atmos&Here jersey pencil skirt purple Balenciaga work bag | awayfromblue 

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

awayfromblue Instagram | jeanswest vickie turquoise tank with grey jersey pencil skirt summer office outfit purple balenciaga work bag
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
TankJeanswest Vickie button back tank in enamel blue
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus purple Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' leather bow bracelet
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Another wearing of this new Jeanswest turquoise tank. I've worn it with jeans before for a kid's party but it works so well dressed up for the office with a pencil skirt. I picked this tank to wear as it's a longer tunic length, and I needed the extra length (and butt coverage!) for when I swapped my pencil skirt for leggings for my physio session. (After injuring my knee after Christmas I'm looking at regular physio sessions for a long time).

The viscose fabric of this tank creases like crazy, and it didn't look so good after a day of sitting at my desk, but I did like how it dressed up the jersey pencil skirt a little, especially as it was too hot to wear a blazer with this so I just wore a cardigan on top around the office.

I went matchy-matchy again with the accessories, silver shoes and silver necklace which matched the grey pencil skirt nicely, as well as the silver hardware on the purple Balenciaga work bag.


Last worn: turquoise tank, silver multi strand necklace, grey jersey pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag

Other ways to wearturquoise tank with jeansgrey jersey pencil skirt worn two ways, silver ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga purple work bag and tee dress

Perfect for pregnancy: grey jersey pencil skirt in third trimester, silver ballet flats in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Purple Work











What I wore:

turquoise tank and pencil skirt outfit accessorised with big purple bag | away from the blue

Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag worn on arm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | purple Balenciaga work bag turquoise tank grey pencil skirt
Necklace: old black multi strand ball necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit above so much, I repeated it again with a different turquoise tank. This time around the grey pencil skirt was a more formal material and the tank was more casual. I did consider a blazer for this but it wasn't a meeting heavy day so knew the cardigan at my desk would be fine.

Matchy-matchy with the accessories again, with the black Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and another multi chain necklace, a black one this time. This is an oldie I found when setting up my new wardrobe, but it really annoyed me when I wore it this time so it's been donated. Kept wearing the purple Balenciaga work bag as it looks so good with turquoise.


Last worn: turquoise tank, grey pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag (above)

Other ways to wearturquoise tank and shorts, grey pencil skirt and cardigan, black ballet flats and midi dress, Balenciaga purple work bag and wrap dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey pencil skirt in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester.



Turquoise Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Turquoise and purple is a fun and colourful combo. You can balance out the bright pairing with neutral pieces like these grey pencil skirts, and you can tone it down more by adding a neutral cardigan or blazer on top.






Weekday Wear Linkup #57


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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