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Monday, 7 October 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Printed Tanks, Waterfall Cardigans & Grey Pencil Skirts

Wearing some bright tanks into the office for today's Weekday Wear Linkup. The bright colours seemed so perfect for spring, and the cosy cardigans on top were needed in the cooler morning and evening commute.

What I wore:

red waterfall cardigan with leaf print tank grey jersey pencil skirt spring business casual office outfit | awyafromblue

red cardigan and pencil skirt with Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue | leaf print tank jersey pencil skirt rebecca minkoff mab tote spring office outfit
Earrings: Kmart teal tassel earrings
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in scarlett marle
Necklace: thrifted blue multi stand long beaded necklace
TopJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

I really liked all the colours in this outfit! This grey jersey pencil skirt might be a little too casual for some offices, but in my business casual office it works fine, especially with a cute printed top. This leaf print tank is a firm favourite and one of those pieces that looks just as good with shorts as it does with a skirt for the office! The red cardigan matched the red leaves in the print nicely, and added even more colour to the outfit.

With the navy Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag and the navy necklace matching, I decided to throw in just a little extra colour and wear my newly purchased teal earrings with this outfit. I really liked the extra touch of colour and the statement earrings worked well even with the statement necklace.


Last worn: red cardigan, navy beaded necklace, leaf print tank, grey jersey pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote bag. First time I've worn the earrings on the blog as they are  a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearred cardigan with monochrome black outfit, leaf print tank worn two ways, grey jersey pencil skirt and kimono, silver ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote bag and sheath dress.

Perfect for pregnancygrey jersey pencil skirt in third trimester, silver ballet flats in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote bag in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote










What I wore:

coral striped tank with navy waterfall cardigan grey pencil skirt and turquoise necklace | away from blue

heart and tassel bag charm on Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | away from the blue
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
TankJeanswest 'Hannah' print tank in paradise pink multi
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

Same outfit formula as the one above, just changing up the colours slightly! Again I went for a grey pencil skirt with a cosy cardigan, a navy one this time that matched the Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote nicely. I added some colour to these neutrals with the coral brushstroke striped tank and a turquoise and white beaded necklace. This necklace is another new purchase, an awesome thrift find and a nice way to introduce another colour to my outfit.

Couldn't decide what flats to wear with this so went with this camel pair that go with everything. A simple outfit for a busy day at work.


Last worn: navy cardigan, brushstroke stripe tank, grey pencil skirt, camel ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag (above). First time I've worn the necklace on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearnavy cardigan belted, brushstroke stripe tank and skinny jeans, grey pencil skirt and jumper, camel ballet flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag and winter layers.

Perfect for pregnancybrushstroke stripe tank in second trimester, grey pencil skirt in second trimester, camel ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote bag in third trimester.



Waterfall Cardigans Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A cosy waterfall cardigan in a plain block colour is a nice way to add comfort, warmth and extra colour to your outfit. You can keep it simple and match it to the print in your top, or add a contrasting colour to a bright top like I have in the second outfit.






Weekday Wear Linkup #39


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!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!



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Monday, 25 March 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Frill Sleeve Tees and Pencil Skirts

A new week and a new weekday wear linkup! This week I'm sharing some business casual outfits that are more on the casual side, with frill sleeve tees and pencil skirts. Come link up your weekday wear below!

What I wore:

navy frill sleeve tee with grey pencil skirt yellow beaded statement necklace for the office | awayfromblue

navy tee and Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy with heart tassel bag charm | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy frill sleeve tee with tote bag grey pencil skirt and leopard print flats yellow statement necklace
NecklaceStarfish Project Veronica short yellow multi strand necklace
TeeJeanswest Ruby frill sleeve Ric Rac detailed tee in deep iris (on sale!)
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava White leopard ballet flats
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

I really like blue and yellow together, so I when I wanted a statement necklace to help dress up this navy tee a little I settled on this yellow beaded one quite quickly! I really liked the combination. The #summerStyleFile style challenge on Instagram had leopard as the prompt, so I decided to add just a little leopard print with these fun Walnut Melbourne ballet flats. Worked so nicely with the neutral outfit.

I had a pretty quiet day at work - but did have a blazer handy to further dress up my tee in case an unexpected meeting came up. And for when the office aircon got too cold!


Last worn: navy frill sleeve tee, yellow statement necklace, black pencil skirt, leopard print ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote.

Other ways to wearnavy frill sleeve tee with pink shorts, black pencil skirt for YouTube event, leopard print ballet flats and little black dress, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in winter.

Perfect for pregnancyblack pencil skirt in first trimester, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in third trimester.



In Case You Missed It: I Donated My Hair!


I shared this over on YouTube this weekend, I cut a massive 38 cm off my hair to donate it to Variety (to make wigs for kids with cancer).

I still have quite a backlog of long hair pics to get through before you'll see my shorter locks pop up on the blog.








What I wore:

hot pink frill sleeve tee jeanswest black pencil skirt statement crystal necklace business casual office style | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy with heart tassel bag charm | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | hot pink frill sleeve tee black pencil skirt navy MAB tote bag office style
NecklaceEye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
TeeJeanswest Ruby frill sleeve tee in fuchsia
Skirt:  Jeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit combo above so much, I wore the same thing again the next day I was in the office. I picked a sparkly crystal statement necklace this time to go with the hot pink frill sleeve tee. I did feel that the pink tee made the necklace a bit muted - the pink crystals blended in a bit. Probably won't wear the two together again, its' a combination that worked better in my head than in person!

I had a bunch of meetings, but they were all virtual ones so my tee was perfectly appropriate. I ended up wearing my blazer for most of the day anyway, we were working in a different area of the office and my desk was right under the aircon vents!


Last worn: pink frill sleeve tee, statement crystal necklace, black pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wearpink frill sleeve tee and printed shorts, black pencil skirt and stripes, black ballet flats and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and sheath dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblack pencil skirt in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in first trimester.




Frill Sleeve Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A frill sleeve tee is a great twist on a classic tee, while remaining easy to wear. It can be dressed up for a business casual environment with a pencil skirt and statement necklace, or you could add a blazer if your dress code is more formal. It does hide the fun sleeves though!





Weekday Wear Linkup #11


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.
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, 8 January 2018

Summer Officewear: Blazers, Bright Tanks and Blue Pencil Skirts

While I'm still on leave, I haven't shared these outfits from before the Christmas break yet! Summer in the office is usually pretty relaxed, when the heat gets too much they often change our already business casual dress code to be even more casual. If I'm worried my outfit is a bit too casual though, even with relaxed dress codes, I add a blazer, just like I've done in both outfits below.

What I wore:

grey jersey blazer, bright turquoise tank, jacquard pencil skirt, navy tote Summer officewear | awayfromblue

jacquard pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram | grey jersey blazer, blue tank and jacquard pencil skirt outfit
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
NecklaceStarfish Project Veronica short yellow multi strand necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise
SkirtWarehouse navy jacquard pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

I'd just worn this blue tank a few days before, but wore it again to the office to squeeze in one more wear before the month ended, to meet my 'wear things twice in the month I buy them' goal. It's a great casual top, so I added the blazer to ensure it would work for the office as well. Although the turquoise tank and the navy skirt are very different blues, I thought they would look great together, and I couldn't resist adding this colourful yellow statement necklace for even more colour.

I really liked all the colours in this outfit together. The neutral black ballet flats and grey blazer were good accessories, and my Rebecca Minkoff navy MAB tote matched the jacquard pencil skirt well.


Last worn: grey blazer, turquoise tank, navy jacquard pencil skirt, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote.

Other ways to weargrey blazer and fit and flare dress, turquoise tank and printed shorts, navy jacquard pencil skirt and winter layers, ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy jacquard pencil skirt in first trimester, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in third trimester.



Bright Tanks Under $50:








What I wore:

colourful summer officewear yellow tank, green nackle, blue lace pencil skirt | away from blue

lace pencil skirt and Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram colourful bright tank blue lace pencil skirt blazer summer office wear
JacketZara cream jersey blazer
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in chartreuse
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

Wasn't quite so sure about all the colours in this outfit. I love yellow and blue together, and the green necklace is great with the yellow tank...but I think that something was off about this outfit, I didn't like it as much as the blue one above. Getting woken up far too early by baby boy and being too tired to consider my outfit properly that morning may have impacted how I felt about it, ha! I am always harsher with my outfits if I'm not having the best of days.

I was hoping for an easy day at work for being exhausted before my day even began, but when I realised it wasn't looking that way I popped out to Starbucks for a little morning tea treat between meetings.

Thankfully my day improved when I got home, it's impossible to have a bad day when you get excitedly greeted by 2 little boys and a very fluffy dog.


Last worn: cream jersey blazer, mustard yellow tank, ASOS lace pencil skirt, camel flats, Rebecca Minkoff navy MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wearcream jersey blazer and skinny jeans, mustard yellow tank and printed shorts, ASOS lace pencil skirt in monochrome outfit, camel flats and sheath dress, Rebecca Minkoff navy MAB tote in winter.

Perfect for pregnancycream jersey blazer and hidden baby bump, ASOS lace pencil skirt in third trimester, camel flats in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff navy MAB tote in third trimester.




Blue Textured Pencil Skirts Under $50:







How You Can Wear It:


Your casual summer tanks can easily do double duty in the office when worn under a blazer and paired with a classic pencil skirt. If you're worried a bright tank may be too bold for your office, try picking neutral layers and accessories to wear with it. A blazer definitely isn't needed in the middle of a Brisbane summer, but you can easily take it off for the commute and slip it on to combat the cold aircon at your desk in the office. Such a simple layer to make any outfit feel more pulled together and office appropriate.


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Monday, 15 October 2018

Textured Jackets, Grey Pencil Skirts and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote

When the weather warmed up a little it was good to leave my trench coats behind and wear some lighter jackets better suited to spring. As both of these jackets are textured I kept the rest of my outfit simple, with neutral shoes, a big navy tote and plain tops with grey pencil skirts.

What I wore:

jacquard blazer, navy boho blouse, grey jersey pencil skirt spring business casual outfit | awayfromblue

fashion scarf girl family tree print in blue tied on Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram jacquard blazer grey jersey pencil skirt navy top and bag MAB tote
JacketJeanswest Cassandra jacquard jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl Family tree scarf in blue and navy (c/o)
TopJeanswest chana long sleeve stud top in night sky navy
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

I knew that this light blue family tree print scarf would work really nicely with the navy blue blouse. I wasn't too happy with how it looked with the busy jacquard jacket though. I knew I'd appreciate the scarf in the cold office air con, so decided at the last minute to accessorise my bag a bit by knotting the scarf on it. I think the blue scarf worked just as nicely with the navy tote as it did with the navy blouse when I wore it to keep warm in the office.

With the metallic thread running through the jacket, the silver ballet flats were an obvious choice, I do like a bit of matchy matchy, with even the top and bag matching too.

This pencil skirt is a comfortable grey jersey I sometimes worry is a little too casual, but for a mostly quiet day with little face to face meetings it was perfect. And it doesn't look out of place when others in the office are wearing jeans!


Last worn: jacquard blazer, family tree scarfnavy studded blouse, grey jersey pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote.

Other ways to wearjacquard blazer and jeans, family tree scarf and stripesnavy studded blouse worn two ways, grey jersey pencil skirt and Converse, silver ballet flats and purple pants, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and sheath dress.


Perfect for pregnancyjacquard blazer in third trimester, grey jersey pencil skirt in third trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in first trimester.



More Ways To Accessorise A Bag:


Just like in the outfit above, you can change the look of your bags a little by accessorising them. I share tying a scarf on them and 5 other ways you can accessorise your handbags in this video:






What I wore:

monochrome spring office outfit boucle blazer black blouse grey skirt parrot print scarf | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | adding colour to a monochrome office outfit with navy bag parrot print scarf with boucle jacket
JacketJeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl parrot print scarf (c/o)
TopJeanswest 'Tilda' black shirt
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

Since I loved the plain top, textured jacket and grey pencil skirt combo, I tried it again the next time I was in the office. This time around, with the black boucle jacket and plain black top, I felt the outfit needed a bit of colour. I decided to wear this colourful parrot print scarf. Despite the busy texture of the jacket, I think the printed scarf worked well as the top of my outfit was all black, unlike the first outfit.

I really enjoyed wearing this - and the more formal fabric of the pencil skirt made me feel suitably attired for a couple of big meetings I had during the day. I was glad when the day was over though, it was such a busy afternoon, I even had to cancel lunch with hubby to get more work done.


Last worn: boucle jacket, parrot print scarf, black blouse, grey pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wearboucle jacket and a-line skirt, parrot print scarf and blue knit, black blouse and leopard print jeans, grey pencil skirt in winter, black ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and fit and flare dress.

Perfect for pregnancyboucle jacket in second trimester, black blouse in second trimester, grey pencil skirt in first trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in third trimester.



Textured Jackets Under $50




How You Can Wear It:

Textured jackets are a nice alternative to a plain jacket and add some extra interest to your outfit. To keep things simple, you can wear them with plain, block colour pieces and let the jacket shine and be the statement part of your outfit. They work nicely in the office, fitting in with any dress code.


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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote With Sheath Dresses and Heels

Just for something a little different, I wore heels with my sheath dresses in the office. I used to wear heels every day, and actually had so few flats that when I injured my knee I had to go buy a pair of flats to wear to work! Now that I'm mostly a stay at home mum, only in the office two days a week, and have to be careful with what I wear to avoid aggravating my knee injury, I rarely wear heels. It was so nice to get them out for a change!

What I wore:

grey jersey blazer, Paisley print sheath dress, nude heels, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote for office | awayfromblue

Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet, paisley print dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram grey jersey blazer paisley print sheath dress navy MAB tote bag yellow necklace
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
NecklaceStarfish Project Veronica short yellow multi strand necklace
DressFrench Connection blue Paisley print dress
ShoesWittner 'Lumen' heel in patent leather
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

When I first started the 30 wears challenge, there were a few pieces in my wardrobe I'd already hit that on. There are some pieces, like this dress, that I'm close to but haven't quite hit 30 wears of. Now I've identified a few of those pieces and I'm actively trying to wear them more often, I'm frequently searching the blog to see how I've worn them in the past and how I could make it a little different the next time I wear them.

Was so surprised to see that I hadn't worn this dress and necklace together before! I love blue and yellow, so this combination made me really happy. With the navy Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag matching the blue Paisley print of the dress, the nude heels and neutral grey blazer, I thought the bright yellow statement necklace was the perfect pop of colour! I really enjoyed wearing this outfit, even if it did take me a while to get used to hobbling around in these heels again. It's been a year and a half since I last wore them!


Last worn: grey blazer, Paisley print sheath dress, nude pumps, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote.

Other ways to weargrey blazer and aztec print dress, Paisley print sheath dress and ankle boots, nude pumps and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and pencil skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyPaisley print sheath dress in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in third trimester.



Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote Review:








What I wore:

cream blazer, brown heels, statement necklace and orange print sheath dress | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | away from the blue blog

awayfromblue instagram orange sheath dress, navy rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote bag, blazer for work
JacketZara cream jersey blazer
Necklace: Lovisa wooden statement bead necklace
DressFrench Connection 'Woodblock wonder' panache dress in white/geranium rose
Shoes: Wittner 'Mimi' heels in mushroom
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, the big blue MAB tote bag was the pop of colour with this orange dress. I went for cream and brown accessories with the jersey blazer, statement necklace and heels. These are definitely my favourite pair of heels. An impulse sale buy years ago, they really go with everything, this brown shade is such a nice neutral.

Although these are extremely comfortable heels, I did end up swapping to ballet flats to go out for a coffee meeting with my boss in the morning -  not up to walking all the way across the city in heels just yet!

With the neutral accessories, I really liked the bold colour combination with the orange dress and navy bag. It's not the first time I've worn this dress with a blue bag and it won't be the last.


Last worn: cream jersey blazer, orange sheath dress, taupe heels, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wearcream jersey blazer and jeans, orange sheath dress in summer, taupe heels and flares, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote with monochrome outfit.

Perfect for pregnancycream jersey blazer in second trimester, orange sheath dress hiding a baby bump, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in first trimester.




Sheath Dresses For Work Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:


A sheath dress is a classic office staple. Made even more formal with a blazer and heels, it's the perfect go-to office look. A big bag, as well as fitting everything you need for work, will easily accomodate a pair of ballet flats to change into if wearing heels gets to be too much!


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Monday, 7 August 2017

Monochrome Winter Office Outfits: Pencil Skirts and Matching Knits

Returning to work in winter has meant I not only get to wear my neglected pencil skirts that were packed away in pregnancy, but also some of my winter knits I haven't seen in a while! I had a little fun trying to create monochrome outfits, even if one of the outfits wasn't my first choice for what to wear.

What I wore:

monochrome winter office outfit with blue accessories grey beaded jumper pencil skirt | AwayFromBlue

beaded jumper, pencil skirt Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | AwayFrom The Blue
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs bright blue stole
KnitWarehouse grey bead front jumper
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale in pinkor in white)

Why I wore it:

To help make things easier with my return to work, I've gone back to laying out what I want to wear for work the night before. I used to do this a lot before kids came along - now I usually plan it out in my head before falling asleep. Despite a tough and tiring day, I decided to actually try on what I'd set out the night before, and I'm glad I did. Although it's 16 months post-baby, the fixed waist zipped pencil skirt I wanted to wear still didn't fit! 😂

It had always been a bit of a snug fit and my diastasis recti wasn't helping the situation. I was able to take the time to find something else that fit, this lovely pencil skirt. Hooray for elasticated waists! Still managed to achieve a monochrome look liked I'd first planned by picking this lovely grey beaded knit to wear with it. Not a bad outfit, one that looks quite nice in the photos actually, just not what my first choice had been!


Last worn: navy mac, cobalt scarf, beaded jumper, grey pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote.

Other ways to wearnavy mac and striped dress, cobalt scarf and maxi skirt, beaded jumper and skinny jeans, grey pencil skirt and floral cami in summer, silver ballet flats and purple jeans, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and plaid shirt.


Perfect for pregnancy: embellished jumper in first trimester, grey pencil skirt and hidden 20 week baby bumpRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and wrap dress in third trimester.


Knits Under $50 for a Business Casual Office:







What I wore:

monochrome blue winter office outfit cobalt knit lace pencil skirt Rebecca MInkoff MAB Tote | Away From Blue

Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy | Away From The Blue
Necklace: Eye Candy LA 'Sasha' statement necklace
Jumper: blue Mossman knit jumper
SkirtAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote in moon navy (on sale in pinkor in white)

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, this planned outfit worked perfectly. This pencil skirt is stretchy and has an elasticated waist - it worked quite far into my pregnancies too!

No scarf with this outfit so I took the chance to wear my favourite statement necklace. I didn't need the scarf as it was supposed to get up to summer temperatures in the middle of the day. I did however need the cosy knit to keep me warm on my very early morning commute. I'm usually up and out the door early, but had to leave just as the sun was starting to rise, which is the reason for the colours being slightly off in the photo. You can see the lights still on behind me in the dark! Thankfully my camera copes okay with low light settings and the photo doesn't look too bad. I also got to see a beautiful sunrise while waiting for the train, so a pretty good morning overall.


Last worn: navy mac (above) cobalt knit, lace pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote (above).

Other ways to wearnavy mac and burgundy dress, cobalt knit and teal maxi dress, lace pencil skirt worn casually, black ballet flats with blush and olive, Rebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and printed dresses.

Perfect for pregnancy: cobalt knit in early first trimester, lace pencil skirt and third trimester bumpballet flats in third trimesterRebecca Minkoff medium MAB tote and wrap dress in third trimester.



Elasticated Waist Pencil Skirts for Work Under $50:








How You Can Wear It:


If you're unsure how to wear your pencil skirts to the office in winter, add some cosy tights (mine are fleece-lined!) and a matching knit. It's an easy, monochrome outfit that will keep you warm. If your office dress code is more formal or corporate, it's easy to layer a button up shirt under your knit and take your jumper off when you reach your desk.


One final thing: I'm thrilled my latest office wear post for World Breastfeeding Week was selected for Links A La Mode! 😃

Links à la Mode, August 3rd
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