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Monday, 7 May 2018

Blue Dresses and Black Accessories: Mimco Button Bag and Rebecca Minkoff Velvet Double Wrap Belt

Last month I picked up the cute Rebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap belt in the Shopbop sale. A complete impulse buy, I was just looking for something a little different to update my wardrobe as I am feeling pretty content with all the clothes I have. And I looked at accessories as the weather wasn't cooperating with all the dreams I had for buying cosy knits, it was a very warm start to autumn!

I wore the belt to the office two slightly different ways, with the same bag each time. My Mimco black button bag is a classic most Australians would recognise, and my very first 'expensive' (triple digit) handbag purchase.

What I wore:

black velvet belt over pink vest blue aztec print dress mimco button bag office outfit | awayfromblue

JORD Cora Wood Watch with Mimco Black monochrome button bag original size | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram velvet belt pink vest blue aztec print dress for office
JacketJeanswest Peri drape sleeveless jacket (on sale!)
Necklace: gifted Swarovski heart pendant
DressJeanswest Aztec print dress
BeltRebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap velvet belt (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagMimco black button bag
NailsOPI Koala Bear-y

Why I wore it:

With the cooler mornings and evenings, and a bit of rain, I was excited autumn may finally be arriving in Brisbane. I did want to get more wear from this vest before it got too cold though. I find vests better suited for warmer weather. When it's cold, I want my arms covered. If was the perfect day to wear this vest though. Cool, but not too cold. When I first bought this vest, I thought of belting it. I see bloggers belting vests all the time, so that's probably what gave me the idea. This is it's tenth wear though, and the first time I've belted it!

I really liked this outfit! The dusty pink of the vest worked perfectly with the blue Aztec print in the dress, with the black belt matching the black in the dress print as well as the Mimco button bag and black ballet flats. I'm surprised it took me so long to belt this vest as I love the look. I'm glad I eventually gave it a go! The outfit was practical too - had the flu shot at work in preparation for the upcoming winter and needed my arms uncovered.


Last worn: pink vest, Aztec print dress, black ballet flats, Mimco black button bag. First time I've worn the velvet double wrap belt as it's a new purchase.

Other ways to wearpink vest and graphic tee, Aztec print dress and purple bag, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Mimco black button bag and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyAztec print dress in third trimester.



Review and Contents of the Mimco Button Bag (original version)







What I wore:

office french connection paisley print sheath dress black accessories and mimco button bag | away from blue

paisley print dress and mimco black button bag original on shoulder | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | black accessories and button bag with blue paisley print office sheath dress
NecklaceHouse of Harlow 5 station necklace in black and silver
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
BeltRebecca Minkoff Liv double wrap velvet belt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
Bracelets: the usual plus Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl watch C/O JORD
BagMimco black button bag
NailsOPI Koala Bear-y

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above. The blue Paisley print of this dress is beautiful, but I felt the black accessories didn't look as good as they could have with it. I was really liking the outfit until I went to pick a black necklace. I don't have many, and this was the best one I could find. The velvet belt has gold hardware and this necklace has really prominent silver. I felt a little mismatched all day. I don't mind mixing gold and silver in bracelet stacks or when layering necklaces together, it just felt a little 'off' having the different metals on different accessories.

Just a minor thing, but next time I'd spend the time to hunt out a gold necklace and I'm sure I'd like the outfit better!


Last worn: Paisley print sheath dress, Walnut Melbourne flats, Mimco Button Bag (above).

Other ways to wearPaisley print sheath dress and tote bag, Walnut Melbourne flats and printed skirt, Mimco Button Bag and monochrome outfit.

Perfect for pregnancyPaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, Walnut Melbourne flats and maternity skirt.



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How You Can Wear It:

A really easy way to change up the look of your favourite dress is to add a belt. It doesn't require buying anything new, as you probably already have a couple belts you could try it with. In these photos above I matched the black belt with black accessories, but you could also add a belt that contrasts with your outfit and other accessories for a pop of colour.



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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Corporate Style: Mimco Black Button Bag, Pencil Skirts and Ankle Strap Heels

More office wear! After a chat with Kiki on her blog comments section I had been thinking about my old Mimco button bag, and decided to finally take it out and wear it again. Although it doesn't get worn a lot (last worn almost 2 years ago!) this bag will never leave my collection. It was my first ever handbag splurge. I'd spent ages researching and thinking about the best colour combinations and saving, patiently waiting until I'd graduated university and was earning enough to justify it. I still remember the excitement of calling the store and getting them to put one aside for me to pick up in my lunch break, getting my gorgeous bag, and that great disappointment that comes from the first scratch on a pristine bag. There was also a conversation with DH (my then boyfriend) that it was so perfect I'd 'never need another handbag'.... we all know how that turned out ;)


What I wore:

Choies pink strawberry print shirt grey marle jersey pencil skirt heels office wear

Away From Blue Mimco Black Button bag handbag
Necklace: custom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
ShirtChoies pink chiffon shirt with strawberry print (C/O Choies)
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt (same in navy)
Shoes: Wittner 'Bloomy' black heels
Bag: Mimco black button bag

Why I wore it:

It has been such a long time since I last wore this handbag. I'm glad I pulled it out again, I still love it. Thought black was good with the printed pink shirt and grey skirt.

Last time I wore this skirt I wondered if maybe the fabric was a little too dressed down for the office. I still feel it's too dressy to wear casually though! This time around, I dressed it up a bit more with a button up shirt and heels. I didn't feel as out of place in this outfit, I thought it worked quite well. It is a very comfortable skirt, so I want to make it work.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarerstrawberry print shirt, grey marle pencil skirt, ankle strap heels, Mimco button bag.

Other ways to wear: strawberry print shirt with denim shorts, grey pencil skirt with Converseankle strap heels with a dress in winterMimco button bag with a printed dress.









What I wore:

Peach Polka Dot Peplum Blouse belted pencil skirt Mimco button bag ankle strap heels

Mimco black button bag
Top: Eva top C/O Raues
Belt: Kmart thin black glitter belt
SkirtAsos black tailored tab front pencil skirt
Shoes: Wittner 'Bloomy' black heels
Bag: Mimco black button bag

Why I wore it:

It's been a while since I last wore this top too. As I mentioned when I last wore it, it's great for office wear! Thought I would try it over a pencil skirt. It looks nice tucked in, but I thought I'd wear it untucked and belt it over the top. I regretted my decision to belt this later in the day though - the top is custom-made so it nips in perfectly at the waist, but the belt was just riding up and down and I kept having to adjust it through the day. It wasn't sitting comfortably with the top and the waistline of the pencil skirt underneath. Definitely need to wear it without a belt next time.

I have worn the grey version of this skirt frequently on the blog, but I've only worn this black one three times (one, two and three). I bought it just before I got pregnant and it wasn't exactly accommodating for a growing baby belly, so that's why it's had so little wear. I do have a lot of pencil skirts, and a few black ones so I'm debating if I should keep this or not. I'm going to keep this in my wardrobe for the moment and see how often it gets worn now I'm back at work after baby. No point in keeping it if I keep passing over it to wear my other black pencil skirts instead.


Last worn: Raues polka dot topblack glitter belt, black pencil skirt, Wittner heels (above), Mimco bag (above).

Other ways to wear: glitter belt over a third trimester baby bumpankle strap heels with tights, black handbag with polka dot skirt.





Linking up with What I Wore Wednesday, Because Shanna Said So, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday, Style Me Weekly, What I Wore, Trendy Wednesday, Get Your Pretty On, Oh Hey Girl, Style Me Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, Spotlight Weekly, Thursday Fashion Files, Look What I Got, What I Wore to Work, Fun Fashion Friday today.



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Friday, 15 December 2017

Capsule Wardrobe - 5 Outfits, 5 Days! International Style Challenge with Black and Burgundy

My blog friend Ruth does these 5x5 style challenges on Instagram. Another blog friend, Eileen and I started talking with her about it and thought it would be fun to participate. We decided to do an international style challenge a couple of weeks ago near the end of November.

The rules: 5 pieces of clothing to create 5 outfits over 5 days, with a black and burgundy colour scheme. Accessories like shoes, necklaces, scarves, handbags, outerwear, can be added as needed and don't count as one of the 5 pieces.

Who took part: Ruth @ruthyannie, Eileen @eileensed and myself, @awayfromblue. Ruth did this over autumn in the cold weather, and Eileen had to dress a growing baby bump too! I have so much admiration for them both!

This is going to be a bit of a long post as I share with you what we wore over 5 days! I hope you'll get a lot of outfit inspiration from it though, and discover some new ways you can rewear pieces you already own.

5 outfits 5 days, 5x5 International Style Challenge capsule wardrobe 5 outfits 5 days, 5x5 International Style Challenge capsule wardrobe | awayfromtheblue

My Capsule Wardrobe

After a few last minute swaps and changes, these are the 5 pieces I came up with for the challenge.
  • black drawstring waist maxi skirt
  • black denim shorts
  • burgundy jersey dress
  • black, burgundy and cream shirt dress
  • burgundy slouchy tee





My choices were limited by the colour scheme which helped me make decisions about what to pick as my 5 pieces. The last time I did a capsule, it was my third trimester capsule wardrobe and the growing bump helped limit my options there too! I did have to go into the office for one day which made me pick the shirt dress, even if the print is more red than burgundy. I figured it was close enough!

The main worry I had was around structuring the pieces I wore to allow me to have them washed and ironed ready for the next wear With two messy toddlers it was highly unlikely I was going to be able to wear things twice in a row without washing them! In the end I came up with 6 outfit ideas so that if something wasn't ready in time, I'd have a fall back option.

What I wore - Day 1


 5 outfits, 5 days outfit 1 burgundy tee black drawstring waist maxi skirt for playgroup | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram international style challenge 5 outfits 5 days day1
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TeeZalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

For the first day of the challenge I went with a classic tee and maxi skirt combo. When I'd first started planning outfits and pieces for the challenge I'd went with a different burgundy tee, and changed my mind and swapped it for this tee instead. I didn't like the way this one sat with the maxi skirt though, I was a bit frustrated with it both tucked and untucked and wasn't as comfortable with this outfit as I could have been. Easy outfit for playgroup though.


Last worn: burgundy tee, black maxi skirtblack ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: burgundy tee and navy kimono, black maxi skirt in autumn, black ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: burgundy tee in first trimester, black ballet flats and maternity wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and maternity shorts.

What Ruth Wore - Day 1:


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What Eileen Wore - Day 1:


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What I wore - Day 2

5 outfits 5 days day 2 atmos&here nigella printed shirt dress | away from the blue

Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram printed shirt dress marc jacobs fran bag
NecklaceRoie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace
DressAtmos&Here Nigella collarless shirt dress
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

This was as 'formal' as my outfits got during the challenge, the majority of them were casual outfits. I had to go into the office, so picked this shirt dress to fit in with the business casual dress code. I found myself fussing with this outfit too during the day though, the dress seemed to ride up a lot and I was constantly tugging it back down. I much prefer wearing this dress as a kimono, or layering it up with tights in winter.

I knew with the darker black and red print on the dress (it's a geometric print although it looks like polka dots in the pics!) that this Marc Jacobs bag would work perfectly with it. This bag doesn't get worn as often as it did when I first got it, but it's still a nice choice for work. It's been tagged in 62 posts on the blog and most of the time it featured in both outfits of the posts, so you can see it was worn a lot in the past! Such a unique colour too, a deep purple-y brown.


Last worn: geometric print shift dress, black ankle boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

Other ways to weargeometric print shift dress layered for winter, 30 ways to wear black ankle boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyblack ankle boots and pregnancy announcement, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag at 40 weeks pregnant.



What Ruth Wore - Day 2:


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What Eileen Wore - Day 2:

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What I wore - Day 3

5 outfits 5 days international style challenge 3 burgundy dress black mimco bag ankle boots | awayfromblue

Mimco black button bag | away from the blue blog

awayfromtheblue instagram international style challenge 5x5 5 outfits 5 days outfit burgundy dress
NecklaceZanele 40 handmade rope necklace
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
Bag: Mimco black button bag

Why I wore it:

The simplest of all my challenge outfits, and also the most popular. I wore this to work from home and attend a specialist appointment with baby boy in the afternoon. With the burgundy star print dress, I added black through my accessories, with the same ankle boots I'd worn the day before and another little worn bag, my Mimco button bag.

This was actually my first expensive bag purchase, despite how little I wear it now I'm never going to let it go. I spent months thinking about it and saving for it and picking out the perfect colour combo I wanted and I still remember the excitement of going to the store to pick it up! Very treasured even if not frequently worn now. I think I bought it in 2007 at the height of the button bag trend, still looks great. Sadly it's discontinued, the closest thing is the Mimco Turnlock bag that's around $200 more expensive than the button bag was 10 or so years ago, or to go to ebay for the classic style.


Last worn: burgundy star print dress, black ankle boots (above, day 2), Mimco button bag.

Other ways to wearburgundy star print dress in third trimester, black ankle boots and skinny jeans, Mimco button bag for the office.

Perfect for pregnancyburgundy star print dress for travel in Melbourne, black ankle boots in second trimester.



What Ruth Wore - Day 3:


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What Eileen Wore - Day 3:

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What I wore - Day 4

5 outfits 5 days day 5 medical appointment Christmas shopping burgundy tee shorts dress as kimono | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue isntagram 5x5 international style challenge 4 burgundy black shorts dress as kimono
JacketAtmos&Here Nigella collarless shirt dress (worn as a kimono)
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Feather pendant in peach (C/O)
TeeZalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

An incredibly busy day called for a comfortable and casual outfit, and the first wearing of the last of my 5 pieces, my black denim shorts. Added the comfy slouchy burgundy tee and the printed dress was worn as a kimono. Converse were a practical choice for a busy day, and the mustard yellow bag was a fun touch of colour with the black and burgundy.

Baby boy had some more tests at the hospital in the morning, so I had the day off. With my mother in law available to watch the boys, as it was a day I normally work, I made the most of it and she looked after them both once the testing was done so I could gt a rare child free afternoon to go Christmas shopping. And I shopped up a storm, getting the majority of the things remaining on my Christmas present list!

Last worn: shirt dress as a kimono (day 2), burgundy tee (day 1), black denim shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

Other ways to wearshirt dress and ankle boots, burgundy tee and skinny jeans, black denim shorts and stripes, Converse and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mustard micro Regan bag and red maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancy: burgundy tee in first trimesterConverse in the second trimester.


What Ruth Wore - Day 4:

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What Eileen Wore - Day 4:

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What I wore - Day 5

5 outfit 5 days final day burgundy dress worn as top with black denim shorts turquoise accessories | awayfromtheblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | burgundy jersey dress worn as a top with denim shorts 5x5 style challenge
Necklace: Turquoise and gold beaded necklace from my mum's wardrobe
DressFrench Connection star dancing jersey dress in red rust/almond (worn as a top)
ShortsJeanswest Sara distressed hot short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

For my fifth and final outfit with my 5 pieces, I wore my denim shorts again and the lovely burgundy dress as a top. I added turquoise accessories with the necklace and Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag for an extra touch of colour. I've won dresses as tops before, it's a nice way to wear something a little differently. The extra dress fabric wasn't too bulky although it was a bit of a pain tucking it in to the shorts every time I went to the bathroom! I had considered doubling up on the dresses and wearing the shift dress as a kimono over this again, but despite how little time I spent with the boys the day before it still got messy and had to have a wash. That was the hardest part of this challenge - making sure everything was washed and ironed in time to wear again!

This was a nice outfit to finish the challenge on, I ran around with the boys completing a few errands.


Last worn: burgundy star print dress (above, day 3), black denim shorts (above, day 4), Havaianas, aquamarine mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wear: burgundy dress layered for winter, black shorts and polka dots, aqua mini MAC bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: burgundy dress and second trimester bump, aqua mini MAC bag and maternity shorts.



What Ruth Wore - Day 5:


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What Eileen Wore - Day 5:


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Hope you enjoyed seeing the different outfits we were able to create for the challenge. While it was a fun challenge for me, I was looking forward to getting back into my regular wardrobe at the end of it! Especially after buying lots of new pieces that month that I was eager to wear.

Thanks so much to Ruth and Eileen for inviting me to take part - if you don't already, you should follow them on Instagram!


Linking up with Passion for Fashion, Mix It Monday, Hello Monday, On Mondays We Link Up.


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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Working From Home: Jeans, Hoodie and Tee, Alexander Wang Rocco | Stripe Knit, Jacquard Skirt, Mimco Button Bag, Sales

Here's what I wore to work from home on Tuesday:

Away From Blue casual outfit converse jeans tee grey hoodie

Sunglasses: gifted Cotton On 'Kirsten sunnie' in yellow
JacketJuicy Couture Long Sleeve Original Zip Hoodie in 'Silver Lining'
TopChurch Online team tee C/O Lifechurch
Jeans: Sass and Bide  'neon nights' jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagAlexander Wang Rocco with gold hardware in dark argon


Nice casual outfit to work from home today and take Cooper out for a very brief walk. We had a big Church Online team meeting in the morning, so I worked from home to allow myself to take a break from the office and log on for an hour. It was good fun. Of course I wore my church tee, haha. Seemed fitting.


Last worn: yellow sunniesgrey hoodie, Church Online tee, Sass and Bide jeans, Converse, Alexander Wang Rocco bag.


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Here's what I wore to work today:

Away From Blue daily outfit black stripe knit burgundy scarf jacquard skirt silver flats

Away From the Blue Aussie Style Blog Mimco Black Button bag

Scarf: gifted Dayaday maroon and grey scarf
Top: Supre metallic stripe knit (with black singlet underneath)
Skirt: Jeanswest 'Helena' black jacquard skirt
Shoes: Rubi primo ballet flats in silver
Bracelets: the usual
Bag: Mimco black button bag


A rather unexciting day of meetings today, so a nice and comfortable outfit for that. Very cold morning, and having cold meeting rooms at work meant a jumper was necessary! Maroon scarf to blend into the sea of maroon footy shirts at work for the State of Origin match tonight.
Linking up with What I wore Weds, Fashion and Faith and Three-fer Thursday.


Few sales and extra discounts announced today! I've updated the sale page.

  • HGBags has a new coupon code: "200off42" gives you $200 off and free shipping for an order of $600 or more
  • Extra 25% off the Shopbop sale with code 'EXTRA25'
  • And the Reebonz offline sale is coming to Brisbane this Friday and Saturday!

Reebonz Brisbane Sale June 2013


Last worn:  maroon scarf, jacquard skirt, silver flats, Mimco bag. First time I've worn the jumper on the blog although it's an old item.


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Monday, 4 February 2013

Singlet and Shorts | French Connection Printed Dress and Mimco Button Bag

Here's what I wore to spend the day with DH and Cooper, have guests around and work at Church Online today:
Sunnies: gifted Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
NecklaceIndigo Rose Design feather, quartz and love charm long necklace
Bracelets: the usual
Top: Supre berry pink singlet
ShortsJeanswest printed denim shorts
Shoes: gifted Havaianas slim tropical print
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs 'Classic Q - Karlie' Crossbody Flap Bag in blossom pink with silver hardware (Reebonz Australia competition prize)

Close up of accessories and bag:

Nice bright outfit to end the weekend! Maybe a few too many different shades of blue and pink together, but I was comfortable and happy. Just need to remember not to take photos in the full glare of the sun or I get weird sunglass shadows, haha! We went out for a walk with Cooper and I thought it would be a good time to snap pics too.


The sunnies were last worn here, shorts here, thongs here and bag here. This is the first time I've worn this singlet on the blog although I've had it a while.


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Here's what I wore to work today:
NecklaceCotton On Jewel drop necklace in black and silver
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted black beaded bracelets
DressFrench Connection 'pendragon panache' cap sleeve dress in 'winters day base'
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagMimco black button bag

Close up of accessories and bag:

Was up really early this morning for an appointment before work, wished I'd had more than just a scarf in my bag to keep warm. Thankfully it got warmer later in the day. Starting to get cooler, may need to get my cardis out.

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


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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Green and Black Printed Skirt

Dressed in a very dark outfit today! Some colour from my green and black skirt, but I did feel the outfit was a bit too dark overall.

Here's what I wore:

Cardi: Asos black cardigan with chain trim 
Top: Cotton On
Necklace: Indigo Rose Design faux pearl necklace with black satin ribbon
Bracelets: the usual plus two labradorite bracelets from Indigo Rose Design
Skirt: French Connection
Shoes: Rubi black ballet flats
Bag: Mimco Black Button bag

Closeup of accessories:


If you're interested, I did a short video review showing what fits inside my Mimco button bag. It's the first big bag purchase I ever made and it's still going strong all these years later :)



Green | Everybody, Everywear

Friday, 29 June 2012

Black Coat, Pants, Bag and Boots and Vintage Top

Here's what I wore to work today:
JacketTemt Black trench coat (similar here)
ScarfSportsgirl animal scarf in Violet (Now on sale)
TopVintage from the Thrifty Kitten (similar here)
PantsCotton On black skinny pants (similar here)
ShoesNine West Odin black leather ankle boots (similar here)
Bag: Mimco black button bag (similar here)

Close up of accessories:
Bracelets: the usual plus my Balenciaga Silver Giant Triple Tour Bracelet in Rose Bruyere from HGBags Online (similar here)


Not a fan of my outfit today. Too much black and my pants wouldn't stay in the ankle boots - as you can see in the photos! I need to remember to wear dresses and skirts with these boots, or cropped pants. These are one of those sets of outfit photos I'd rather not post... I want to post all of my daily outfits though, so you get to see my mistake :) Check a full length mirror before you leave the house to avoid this kind of thing! ;)

I had the crazy idea of putting all this together last night while working late as I had to do a presentation today. We are usually very casual at work on Fridays. I wanted to look dressed up enough so that I'd fit in if others were wearing standard work clothes, but not stick out too much if others were doing casual Friday. It was funny, I got to the meeting room early to setup and one of the ladies there was wearing identical pants - so I think I got the outfit right, except the boots. I spent most of the day wishing I'd worn flats instead and trying to subtly push my pants legs back into my boots :P


Also received my giveaway prizes today! Margs from La Petite Mademoiselle had a blog giveaway and I won!

She is having a second giveaway here for another goodie bag, go enter!



The coat was last worn here, scarf here, top here, pants here, boots here and bag here.


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