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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!

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2. Link back to this post so others can find the link 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, 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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Monday, 3 February 2020

Peplum Tanks and Textured Pencil Skirts With Rebecca Minkoff Regan Bag | Weekday Wear Link Up!

Keeping it simple on super humid summer days at work with peplum tanks and textured pencil skirts. It's not the first time I've worn my peplum tanks with pencil skirts, I like the fun silhouette it creates while still being formal for work (especially if you throw a blazer over the top). No blazer on these days though, the summer heat and humidity were too much! I did cover up my shoulders with a cardigan in the cold office aricon.

What I wore:

black peplum tank with blush pink polka dot pencil skirt and Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel | away from blue

black and pink outfit with navy bag Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram| black zalora peplum tank with blush pink polka dot pencil skirt rebecca minkoff regan bag
Necklace: Colette crescent purple and gold necklace
Tank: Zalora basics ruffle hem tank in black
SkirtCotton On 'Mica' mesh spot skirt in dusty pink
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

While it’s the first time I’ve worn this peplum tank and pencil skirt together, I have worn other peplum tank with this pencil skirt. I really like the combination with the longer skirt and the peplum tank, especially as the black of the tank matches the textured dots on the skirt for a nice bit of matchy-matchy.

The crescent necklace added a little extra colour to my outfit, as did the navy Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag. I like black and navy together and this is a great bag for work. I picked the gold mouse flats to be a little matchy-matchy again with the necklace, and because they are so cute!


Last worn: black peplum tank, polka dot pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag. First time I've shared the necklace on the blog as it was a Christmas present.

Other ways to wearblack peplum tank and shorts, polka dot pencil skirt and pearls, gold mouse flats worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and belted dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblack peplum tank in second trimester, polka dot pencil skirt in first trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Regan










What I wore:

navy and black summer office outfit peplum tank and jacquard pencil skirt, Regan bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon with llama bag charm | away from the blue

black and navy peplum tank and pencil skirt outfit with Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag | awayfromblue Instagram
Earrings: Colette shadow dancer geo circle tassel drop earrings
Necklace: Colette tortoise shell acrylic disc tassel necklace
Tank: Kmart black sleeveless frill hem peplum tank
SkirtWarehouse navy jacquard pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

This was a great outfit but a bit of an accessory fail! I'd picked out this tank to wear as it was longer to cover up a bit when I swapped the jacquard pencil skirt for leggings to go to my lunch time physio session. (After I injured my knee at the end of the year, I'm looking at frequent physio appointments). It was a little too short so I ended up wearing my office cardigan over the tank and leggings when I went out at lunch time.

I really liked the earrings with this, it's the first time I've worn these gold bar earrings and I thought they went nicely with the black peplum tank. I wasn't sure on what necklace to wear when I was planning this outfit the night before so decided to pick in the morning. This tortoiseshell circle pendant with the black tassel was a nice mix of print to have with the jacquard skirt and the gold chain matched the gold earrings nicely too. I didn't realise until after I looked at the photos that the black tassel on the necklace doesn't really show up very well against the black tank though! It was a bit more noticeable in person.

As much as I liked this outfit, I could have made it look better in pictures if I'd picked a different necklace! You can see all the prettiness of the necklace better last time I wore it.


Last wornblack peplum tank, tortoiseshell necklacejacquard pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag (above). First time I've worn the gold bar earrings as they were a Christmas gift.

Other ways to wearblack peplum tank and shorts, jacquard pencil skirt and warp top, black ballet flats and midi dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ballet flats in third trimester.



Black Peplum Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A peplum hem on a tank is a fun twist on a wardrobe basic. With an extra layer on top to cover your shoulders if you work in a more formal environment, it's a great choice for the office when worn with a pencil skirt I like I've shown here. You can even match the colour of the tank to one of the colours in your pencil skirt too.




Weekday Wear Linkup #56


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, 27 January 2020

Weekday Wear Link Up - Printed Tanks and Black Pencil Skirts With Balenciaga First Bag

For this week's Weekday Wear Linkup (and what was my first week back at work after the Christmas break) I needed something simple so I stuck with my trusty black pencil skirts and some printed tanks. The tanks were long overdue a wear! When I setup my new wardrobe I got rid of a few blouses I hadn't worn in a long time but these two made the cut to stay in my wardrobe!

What I wore:

navy ruffle printed tank with red ballet flats pencil skirt Balenciaga first bag  | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | summer office outfit navy ruffle printed tank with red ballet flats black pencil skirt
Necklace: engraved interlinked silver circle family name necklace
TankJeanswest 'Ricky' ruffle front top in midnight
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India


Why I wore it:

I was so sure this was a complete outfit repeat but I wore it anyway! I love the red ballet flats as a bit of matchy-matchy with the red print on the navy tank so I wanted to wear them together again. With the hearts and the ruffles on the tank, it's a very cute piece, but manages to look perfectly professional for the office with a pencil skirt. I did have a cardigan at my desk to cover up my shoulders with at meetings and also for when the office aircon got too cold!

The turquoise Balenciaga first bag was a fun addition and another shade of blue for the outfit and I was happy to continue wearing it - it has been on heavy repeat after I unwrapped it on Christmas day!


Last worn: navy ruffle tank, circle necklace, black pencil skirt, red suede flats, Balenciaga first bag.

Other ways to wearnavy ruffle tank and blazer, black pencil skirt in winter, red suede flats and jeans, Balenciaga first bag with shorts.

Perfect for pregnancynavy ruffle tank in second trimester black ponte pencil skirt in second trimester, red suede flats in second trimester.


My Balenciaga Handbag Collection:







What I wore:

ruffle dog print blouse for office with black pencil skirt leopard ballet flats turquoise Balenciaga first | away from blue

dog print tank with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | summer office outfit dog print tank with black pencil skirt Balenciaga first bag
Necklace: Swarovski heart pendant
Tank: Target ruffle sleeve dog print blouse
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India


Why I wore it:

A little bit of print mixing and a little bit of matchy matchy - this simple outfit has a bit of everything! I like wearing this dachshund print tank with purple as the little dogs have a faint purple outline, but I thought blue would be nice to try with it for a change and I thought this blue Swarovski heart necklace matched the turquoise Balenciaga blue India first bag nicely.

The shoes were another attempt to try something different with this tank - I picked my leopard print ballet flats for a print mix. Being black and white they seemed like a good touch with the black and white outfit and it let the blue accessories shine. I actually really liked this combination!


Last worndachshund print tank, Swarovski heart necklace, black pencil skirt, leopard print ballet flats, Balenciaga blue India first bag (above).

Other ways to weardachshund print tank and grey skirt, black pencil skirt over a dress, leopard print ballet flats and sundress, Balenciaga blue India first bag with yellow tee.

Perfect for pregnancydachshund print tank hiding second trimester bump, black pencil skirt in first trimester.



Printed Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A fun printed tank is an easy outfit choice for the office with a classic black pencil skirt. You can match the colour in the print to something else in your outfit, or pick a different colour for your accessories like I have in the second outfit for a bit of a pop.



Weekday Wear Linkup #55


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, 30 December 2019

Weekday wear link up: Printed Tanks and Grey Pencil Skirts With Chloe Paddington Bag

My last post and Weekday Wear Linkup for the year. So exciting, I can't believe I've been running the linkup for almost a year (and blogging for 8 years!). Thank you so much to everyone who links up! Hope you have a very happy new year!


For my last week at work before the Christmas break I dressed down a little more than usual. I ditched my usual office staple of a blazer and just wore these plain grey pencil skirts with some striped tanks. I did have a cardigan at my desk to combat the cold office aircon and provide shoulder coverage for meetings, but otherwise these outfits felt pretty dressed down.

Maybe it was the Christmas decorations in the office, the summer heat, the casually dressed shorts wearing teammates or the fact that I had 3 weeks of leave lined up over Christmas and New Years - I just wanted something simple and easy for my last couple of days!

What I wore:

casual summer office outfit brushstroke stripe tank jersey pencil skirt chloe paddington bag | awayfromblue

bracelet stack with Ferragamo and Chloe Paddington in 2007 Brun | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | casual summer office outfit striped tank jersey pencil skirt chloe paddington bag
Necklace: Lovisa wooden statement bead necklace
TankJeanswest 'Hannah' print tank in paradise pink multi
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Ferragamo double wrap bracelet
BagChloe Paddington in 2007 Brun

Why I wore it:

Felt like this tank was overdue a wear - the red/coral brushstroke stripes seemed a little festive without being overly so and it's such a colourful choice to brighten up this grey jersey pencil skirt a bit. Decided to go very matchy-matchy with the rest of my accessories, using the brown Chloe Paddington bag as my inspiration. The gold mouse flats matched the gold padlock, and the Ferragamo wrap bracelet and the wooden beaded statement necklace both have brown and gold in them.

I really liked this outfit, simple for a hot day in the office!


Last worn: brushstroke stripe tank, wooden statement necklace, jersey pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Chloe Paddington bag.

Other ways to wearbrushstroke stripe tank and maxi skirtjersey pencil skirt worn 2 ways, gold mouse flats and jeans, Chloe Paddington bag and ruffle dress.

Perfect for pregnancybrushstroke stripe tank in second trimester, jersey pencil skirt in third trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester, Chloe Paddington bag in second trimester.


Story Behind My First Designer Bag: Chloe Paddington










What I wore:

green necklace with striped tank grey pencil skirt summer heatwave office outfit chloe paddington bag | away from blue

silver and gold mixed metal bracelet stack with brown chloe paddington bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | striped tank grey pencil skirt summer heatwave office outfit green necklace chloe paddington bag
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
TankJeanswest 'Josie' striped back strap tank
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus gold leaf cuff from my sister's wardrobe
BagChloe Paddington in 2007 Brun

Why I wore it:

This outfit felt even more casual than the first one. This is a pretty casual striped tank, but oh-so comfortable to wear! I paired it with a dressier pencil skirt but still felt very dressed down. As I mentioned above, we usually have a relaxation of the office dress code in the summer heat and with others wearing shorts to work, I didn't feel out of place.

I thought the green necklace was a little festive touch with this! I was going to wear a pair of red earrings as well but decided not to at the last minute. I did add this pretty gold leaf cuff on to my bracelet stack though, a piece my sister no longer wanted but I was happy to pick up! I should have worn it on my other wrist, it didn't sit well with my silver bracelets, but I wasn't sure how it would go on my other arm, my mouse hand. It was a day at the computer tidying up all my tasks and handing things over to others if they couldn't be resolved before I left, and didn't want the cuff getting in the way each time I used the mouse.


Last worn: striped tank, green beaded necklace, grey pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Chloe Paddington bag (above).

Other ways to wearstriped tank and shorts, grey pencil skirt and peplum tank, black ballet flats and floral dress, Chloe Paddington bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancystriped tank at 37 weeks, grey pencil skirt in second trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Chloe Paddington bag in second trimester.



Striped Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A striped tank looks just as good with a pencil skirt as it does with denim! Both of these tanks are worn on my days with the boys and in the office - they are a great double duty piece. If your office doesn't dress down over the Christmas break, or if it's on a more formal side, you can easily throw a blazer over these outfits to make them a little more presentable.



Weekday Wear Linkup #51


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, 23 December 2019

Two Ways To Wear A Black Pencil Skirt: Weekday Wear Linkup

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing two different ways to wear a black pencil skirt - for the office and for mum life.

This linkup post will be up a little longer than normal as I won't have my usual post on Wednesday as it will be Christmas day. I'll be back posting as usual on the 27th December with some boxing day sales.

What I wore:

metallic tank statement necklace tweed blazer black pencil skirt in the office with purple bag way to wear | awayfromblue

office outfit with Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | summer office outfit with metallic tank and boucle blazer purple balenciaga work bag
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (on sale!)
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

I was a little annoyed with this outfit! I love the metallic tank for a subtle bit of shimmer and the tweed blazer dresses it up nicely and covers my shoulders for the office. The beaded statement necklace was a bit of matchy-matchy with the silver, white and turquoise beads. It got broken and hastily repaired out at dinner one night so it's now a strictly worn without the kids piece. But it went and broke on me while I was in a meeting. A virtual meeting at my desk thankfully but I was still a bit frustrated!

Even with the turquoise in the necklace I thought this outfit needed a little more colour so went with the purple Balenciaga work bag, and added even more interest with the leopard print flats. I did really like this outfit until the necklace annoyed me!


Last worn: tweed blazer, turquoise beaded necklace, metallic tank, black pencil skirt, leopard print flats, Balenciaga purple work bag.

Other ways to weartweed blazer and printed tank, metallic tank worn two ways, black pencil skirt in winter, leopard print flats and skater dress, Balenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancytweed blazer in second trimester, black pencil skirt in second trimester.



Balenciaga vs Rebecca Minkoff Bags:







What I wore:

pencil skirt for night out outfit with navy printed kimono little red rebecca minkoff micro avery tote bag | away from blue

navy kimono with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue | navy printed kimono for night out over metallic tank black pencil skirt red micro avery tote bag
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Kmart blue multi-colour beaded necklace
TankJeanswest Maji metallic tank in soft green and silver (on sale!)
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
Shoes:  Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Rushed out of the office early to get home and changed before heading out with family for an important event. Decided to keep the outfit base the same, with the same metallic tank and black pencil skirt, but swapped the ballet flats for these studded sandals, and the blazer for a more casual kimono. It's not the first time I've worn this kimono with a pencil skirt, I enjoyed it last time I wore that combination too.

Swapped the accessories out for a more kid-friendly necklace, and a cute little red bag to add some extra colour to my outfit.

Simple and quick outfit for a night out with family, followed by dinner at our place before putting two very tired kids to bed very late!


Last worn: navy printed kimono, blue beaded necklace, metallic silver tank (above), black pencil skirt (above), studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote.

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and skinny jeans, metallic silver tank and maxi skirt, black pencil skirt over a dress, studded sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and teal dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed kimono at 39 weeks, black pencil skirt in first trimester, studded sandals in third trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:

A pencil skirt is a wardrobe staple, and it's easy to layer it up with a blazer to fit a formal work environment. You can dress it down by changing the outerwear again - pick something more casual like a kimono for an easy outfit that's suitable for a hot summer night.



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