Showing posts with label midi skirt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label midi skirt. Show all posts

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Asos Maternity Pencil Skirts, New Years Fashion Resolutions, Australian Giveaway!

Have a special Australian only giveaway today, just scroll down!

Here's what I wore to work on Monday:
Empire waist tie detail top asos checked tartan plaid pencil skirt second trimester outfit

away from blue balenciaga handbag sapphire classic city bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace and Chanel necklace (close-up)
TopFrench Connection grey tie detail top (with Asos black singlet underneath)
SkirtAsos panelled pencil skirt in tartan check on sale! (materntity version here)
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual plus purple bracelet made by a talented friend and purple Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' leather bow bracelet
BagBalenciaga purple RH city in 2008 sapphire

Dug this top out from the back of my wardrobe, it's the first wearing of it on the blog. Be prepared to see a few more "new" items rescued from my wardrobe coming out now, have been spending a fair bit of time trying to clean my wardrobe and found lots of forgotten things tucked in a corner! I wonder just how much is still hiding in there....

I used to wear this top a lot to uni and to work when I worked in a non-public facing office role and wore jeans every day. Over 5 years ago! It's obvious now why it got less wear when I changed jobs and was no longer able to wear denim every day, not a flattering silhouette.

It prompted one lady in the office to come over and ask me if I was pregnant, so not the best outfit to wear when I'm disguising the baby bump at work. Quite comfortable though, and will see me through the next few months easily! :)

Last worn: Ray Ban, tartan pencil skirt, black flats, Balenciaga sapphire city bag. First time I've worn the top on the blog.

Linking up with Style Sessions, Spotlight Weekly Linkup today.

Here's what I wore to work today:
away from blue disguising baby bump in office half tuck tank pencil skirt

Rebecca Minkoff soft grey MAM bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceDogeared silver wishbone necklace
TopJeanswest 'Darcy' embellished top in Winter coral
SkirtAsos graphic print pencil skirt (maternity version here)
ShoesNine West fascinate ballet flats in silver glitter
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

I thought that the sequin embellishments on this top were a nice pairing with the graphic print on the pencil skirt, and really liked the combination. Funny how much smaller the bump looks today because of the different clothes too! :)

Last worn: Ray Ban (see above), sequin detail tank, graphic print pencil skirt, glitter flats, Rebecca Minkoff grey MAM.

Aussie Giveaway Linky
Hosted by Kellie O’Brien Media

The lovely Sophie has been in contact with me to offer one lucky reader a $30 voucher to Paul's Warehouse! They ship anywhere in Australia, or you can use the voucher in store.

They have a 'Buy One, Get One Free' sale on at the moment, so you could get a new pair of shoes, or some cute work-out clothes using your credit.

To enter, you have to have an Australian address. Then just answer the question: "What's your New Year fashion resolution?" and leave your answer and a contact email address in a comment below. The most creative answer (judged by my hubby!) will win.

My New Year's fashion resolution is definitely to wear what I own more often to prevent hidden wardrobe surprises! Haha! Have you made a fashion resolution for this year yet?

Entries close on Tuesday 28th January, and you can enter as many times as you like.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Bloglovin : Facebook : Twitter : Google Plus : Instagram
 : Youtube

Monday, 13 January 2014

Striped Maxi Dress, Louis Vuitton Neverfull | Black Top, Asos Graphic Pencil Skirt, Balenciaga Sorbet City Bag

If you haven't seen it already, you might want to watch my latest short video or this post may raise a few questions, haha! Thank you for all of your kind words and congratulations on the reveal post!

Here's what I wore on Sunday:
three dots striped maxi dress second trimester baby bump non maternity dress

louis vuitton vachetta damier azur neverfull tote
Sunglasses: gifted Rayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
DressThree Dots stripe maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes pink clic clac
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Simple maxi dress for the weekend. Although I've worn this bag and dress together before, repeated the combo again on Sunday as I had to cart some paperwork around. The neverfull is a great bag for that!

This dress highlights the bump a little. I'm really glad I don't have to hide it now that I've spilled the beans! :) We wanted to keep the secret to ourselves for a while, and to have the joy of surprising our families on Christmas day. It was a really wonderful Christmas! Telling all of our friends and family was so exciting, and we were so pleased to share our happiness with them. I also thought it best to tell my boss before I posted anything online about it.

Last worn: Rayban, stripe maxi dress, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton damier Neverfull.

Here's what I wore to work today:
office wear asos graphic print pencil skirt black and white pink accessories

balenciaga sorbet city bag away from blue blog
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceRoie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace
Top: Cotton On 'Carrie' round neck top in black
Skirt: Asos graphic print pencil skirt - maternity version (new purchase, on sale)
Shoes: Novo Carmina fuschia suede flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet

While I've told my boss and the relevant managers know for planning reasons, I haven't shared the news with everyone else at work yet, for a handful of reasons that I won't go into. As a result, I'm minimising the bump as much as possible in my office wear, despite how pleased and happy I am to see it progress! My latest Asos sale purchases were maternity work wear like today's pencil skirt, to help with appropriate office dressing.

I'm also throwing a waterfall cardi on top while I'm in the office, instead of my usual straight line cardi. I think the drape makes a difference. When I did quietly share the news with one of my friends in the office, she confessed that she had noticed one afternoon and just thought I'd gained a little weight, so hopefully everyone who notices anything is thinking that and I can keep things under wraps for a little longer. ;)

For the immediate future, the blog will be a mix of minimising the bump for the office, and dressing as I please on the weekends. Baby will be mentioned from time to time, as it is at the point where the bump influences what I can wear, but I don't intend to turn this blog into anything other than a daily outfit blog. You can always email me or leave a comment if you want to know anything baby-specific! :)

Last worn: Rayban (see above), black top, pink suede flats, Balenciaga sorbet city. First time I've worn the pencil skirt as it's a new purchase.

Linking up with Style Sessions, Trend Spin Linkup today.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Bloglovin : Facebook : Twitter : Google Plus : Instagram
 : Youtube

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Back In the Office: Striped Shirt and Pencil Skirt | Asos Pink Singlet and Tartan Checks, Sarah Conners Bag

Here's what I wore for my first day back at work after my break:
Away From Blue rolled sleeve shirt over pencil skirt untucked office wear

Sunglasses: gifted Rayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Shirt: gifted Target mint stripe shirt
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
Bag: gifted Corelli metallic and white handbag

Sadly, it was time for me to go back to work on Wednesday. Dressed a little lazily by just wearing a shirt over a pencil skirt, and tied my hair back in a messy bun. This shirt is a Christmas gift from my parents, and it's so soft and comfortable! I'm not normally a shirt person as I hate ironing, but I am more than happy to make an exception for this one :) Will be good for casual weekend wear as well as office wear.

The bag is a recent gift too, one of my friends gave it to me for my birthday.

Last wornRaybansgrey pencil skirt, studded mouse flats.

Here's what I wore to work today:
Pink satin singlet asos checked plaid tartan panelled pencil skirt office outfit

sarah conners python bag
NecklaceHouse of Harlow sunburst necklace in silver and grey
TopAsos satin singlet in pink
Belt: Asos panelled pencil skirt in tartan check (new purchase, on sale)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold bracelet set
BagSarah Conners python bag in ebony

Despite trying to reduce my wardrobe this year, I was swayed by the latest Asos sale. 70% off, and an extra 10% off sale with code 'AUJAN10'. Difficult to resist! I bought a top and 2 pencil skirts for work, all practical purchases I easily justified, haha. This pencil skirt is super comfortable, and it got a lot of compliments today. I'm just trying to distract myself from the fact that I just increased the number of skirts I own by another 2 pieces, as I have no intentions of getting rid of any skirts at the moment!

Last worn: pink singlet, patent mouse flats, Sarah Conners python bag. First time I've worn the skirt as it's a recent purchase.

Linking up with Three-fer Thursday, Fashion Informant, Friday's Fancies, What I Wore to Work, Casual Friday, Friday's Fab Favourites today.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Bloglovin : Facebook : Twitter : Google Plus : Instagram
 : Youtube

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Black Top, Pink Polka Dot Pencil Skirt, Gold Mouse Flats, Mulberry Bayswater | Stripe Dress, Alexander Wang Rocco Bag

Here's what I wore to work on Tuesday:
french connection sheer top and pink polka dot pencil skirt for work

mulberry oak NVT bayswater worn
Sunglasses: pink leopard print sunglasses from Paddy's Markets in Sydney
Necklace: Chanel necklace
TopFrench Connection verity voile black short sleeve shirt
Skirt: Cotton On 'Mica' mesh spot skirt in dusty pink
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

Wearing another top I haven't worn in a while! This used to be a high rotation piece, as I mentioned when I last wore it over a year ago. I definitely want to keep it in my wardrobe though, still love it and not ready to let it go yet! Hopefully I can work it back into high rotation again.

Last worn: pink leopard sunglassesFrench Connection top, pink polka dot pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Mulberry Bayswater tote.

Here's what I wore to work today:
Jeanswest striped rita fit and flare dress belted alexander wang rocco bag

Alexander Wang Rocco Bag in dark argon light rose gold hardware
Sunglasses: gifted Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
Necklace: gift from DH
Dress:  Jeanswest 'Rita' stripe jersey dress
Belt: Forever New skinny glitter belt
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagAlexander Wang Rocco with gold hardware in dark argon

Nice, simple, easy outfit for work today. I had lots of meetings so wanted to be comfortable. Was glad to be wearing flats too after we had to stand for a big meeting for over an hour. I felt sorry for the ladies in heels! Similar to the last time I wore this dress, I added a bright belt.

Linking with Three-fer Thursday, Spotlight Weekly Linkup, Third Thursday Threads today.

Last worn: blue sunglassesJeanswest stripe dress, blue belt, Wittner black flats, Alexander Wang dark argon Rocco bag.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Bloglovin : Facebook : Twitter : Google Plus : Instagram
 : Youtube

Monday, 9 September 2013

Lilac Tank, Pleated Skirt, Embellished Clutch | Printed Dress, MbMJ Scarf, Chloe Marcie Bag

Here's what I wore on Sunday:

Top: Kmart lilac basic singlet
Skirt: Vintage black pleated midi skirt from my Mum's closet
Belt: Forever New 'orchid petal' skinny belt (New purchase)
Shoes: Novo 'Tahnee' black studded sandals (New purchase)
Bracelets: the usual plus Forever New coral / white wrap around charm bracelet (New Purchase)
Bag: Forever New 'Poppy' gunmetal embellished clutch (New purchase)

A relaxing Sunday after a busy Saturday with the girls! The warm weather made it the perfect time to wear some of my newly purchased spring accessories together. Although we weren't going out anywhere fancy, I was really looking for a chance to wear this beautiful beaded clutch. I thought it added a nice bit of interest to the outfit.

Last worn: vintage pleated skirt. The tank I've had a while but this is the first time it's been worn un-layered on the blog. Everything else was a new purchase from the weekend shopping trip!

Here's what I wore to work today:

ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs Island pine-print scarf
DressFrench Connection 'pendragon panache' cap sleeve dress in 'winters day base'
Belt: Forever New 'White Croc' skinny belt (New Purchase)
Shoes: Novo 'Camilla" brown bow flats (New purchase)
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design labradorite bracelets
BagChloe Marcie medium hobo bag in Nut

Wearing more new things from the DFO shopping trip on the weekend! I thought the brown flats and white belt would work well with this printed dress, and I needed a nice simple outfit option for a big meeting this morning. A printed dress is always a good choice for work :)

Linking up with Sunday Style, My Style Monday, Style Sessions, Trend Spin today.

Last worn: Marc by Marc Jacobs scarfFrench Connection dress, Chloe Marcie hobo bag.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Bloglovin : Facebook : Twitter : Google Plus : Instagram
 : Youtube

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Ruffle Top, Jacquard Pencil Skirt, Marco Tagliaferri Bag | Asos Lace Dress, LV Bandeau Belt, Balenciaga Sapphire City

Was off sick on Monday, I only got dressed to go walk Cooper. Will spare you the details of that outfit.

Here's what I wore to work on Tuesday:
Necklace: gift from DH
TopForever 21 sheer black ruffle detail shirt
Skirt: Warehouse blue jacquard pencil skirt (New purchase, using competition prize gift voucher)
ShoesNineWest Lovelyou studded flats in black
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge bracelet in black and white and Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
Bag: Marco Tagliaferri first generation birk bag in navy from HGBags Online

My new shoes arrived at work Tuesday, so I tried them on to break them in as I walked around the office, as usual. Unfortunately, I realised I was late for an appointment and rushed out the door, forgetting to swap back into the studded flats I'd worn to work. My ankles are so sore now! My own fault for not taking a moment to change out of the stiff shoes. Patent leather too, major ouch! Changed into more comfortable flats as soon as I got back to my desk. The new flats are sadly back in their box for a while I heal. Need to break shoes in slowly, not run across the city in them!

Last worn: ruffle top, studded flats, Marco Tagliaferri bag. First time I've worn the skirt.

Shop similar:

Here's what I wore to work today:
DressAsos midi dress in black lace
Belt: Louis Vuitton "comete" bandeau scarf worn as a belt
Shoes: gifted Novo Carmina fuschia suede flats
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted purple Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' leather bow bracelet
BagBalenciaga RH city in 2008 sapphire

Thought I would add a little bit of colour to the black dress with some bright accessories. I wanted to add pink and purple to match the scarf, but it wasn't until I looked at the photos that I realised even my orange nails matched one of the scarf colours!

Last worn: lace midi dress, LV bandeau scarf, pink suede flats, sapphire Balenciaga city.

Shop similar:

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Bloglovin : Facebook : Twitter : Google Plus : Instagram

Monday, 26 November 2012

Asos Black Lace Midi Dress, Wedges, Marc By Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo Bag

Here's what I wore to work today:
Bracelets: the usual trio
DressAsos midi dress in black lace
ShoesBigW Emerson black platform wedge
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo in blush pink with silver hardware

Close up of accessories and bag:

Nice simple outfit for a Monday today. It was quite warm so I didn't need a jacket, although of course I wrapped up in a scarf at work as the aircon is too cold while I'm still feeling sick.

Have you been buying anything in the bargains online? I created a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals thread at the Effen Haute forum to list all of the amazing sales on at the moment. I've almost finished my Christmas shopping now, just a couple of people I still have to buy for. Still haven't written my Christmas cards yet though, very behind on that front!

The dress was last worn here, shoes here and bag here.

Shop similar:

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Bloglovin : Facebook : Twitter : Google Plus : Instagram : Currently Obsessed

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Cream Knit, Pleated Midi Skirt, Acne Pistol Boots, Balenciaga Rose Bruyere Clutch

Here's what I wore today to go shopping and then a walk with Cooper and DH:
Top: Thrifted Cream oversize knit jumper from AWLQ Op-shop (similar here)
Necklace: House of Harlow 5 station necklace in black and silver
Bracelets: the usual plus my Balenciaga Silver Giant Triple Tour Bracelet in Rose Bruyere from HGBags Online (similar here)
Belt: Jeanswest thick black buckle belt (similar here)
Skirt: Vintage black pleated midi skirt from my Mum's closet (similar here)
Shoes: Acne pistol boots in "skin" from Miss Louise sale (similar here)
Bag: Balenciaga Handle clutch in Rose Bruyere from CultStatus (similar here)

Closeup of accessories:
Follow me on instagram: @awayfromblue

I thought up this outfit last night, but with this skinny belt instead. When I tried it on I thought a thicker belt would be better, but reviewing the pictures afterwards I'm not so sure. I might not try this combo again, not too impressed with the photos. The wind catching the skirt didn't help :P What do you think of the outfit?