Monday, 11 March 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Button Up Tanks And Pencil Skirts With A Little Red Micro Avery Bag

Simple office style with button up tanks and classic pencil skirts for the Weekday Wear Linkup today! I accessorised with my adorable red micro Avery tote bag and bold necklaces for a touch of colour.

A massive thank you to everyone who linked up - we had 45 entries last week!

What I wore:

printed tank, colourful statement necklace, pencil skirt red rebecca minkoff micro avery bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

Instagram | awayfromtheblue printed button up tank pencil skirt colourful red accessories micro avery bag in the office
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
TankJeanswest Florence print long line tank
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

With the neutral brown button up tank and black pencil skirt and ballet flats, this outfit definitely needed a little colour! My Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag is a firm favourite, an amazing eBay steal that has been getting frequently worn since I bought it. The colourful necklace has a little red in it too so if seemed like a fun touch with the neutral outfit.

I wasn't sure about the big dangly earrings with the statement necklace but I think the neutral gold worked really well. I loved this outfit!


Last worn: gold chandelier earrings, button up tank, Ruby Olive necklace, black ponte pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearbutton up tank and purple jeans, black ponte pencil skirt with stripes in winter, black ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancybutton up tank in third trimester, black ponte pencil skirt in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery










What I wore:

floral print button up tank red necklace statement necklace summer pencil skirt office outfit | away from blue

grey pencil skirt with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | floral button up tank grey pencil skirt red necklace and bag summer office outfit
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
TankRiver Island floral print sleeveless shirt
SkirtAsos tailored tab front pencil skirt in grey
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Wearing all the red! It was lunar new year so I had to wear my new necklace. It was thrifted, but new-to-me so I figured it counted for something new to wear on the day! I love how this button up tank looks in the office, the collar makes it quite formal, although it works equally well with shorts. I thought the red accessories were a nice touch with it, even if the print on the tank is a little more burgundy.

I also managed to keep this white tank clean when we had a big celebratory team lunch too, which I felt quite proud of! I figured the print would help disguise it if I did spill anything.


Last worn: button up tank, grey pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery (above). First time I've worn the necklace as it was a recent opshop find.

Other ways to wearbutton up tank and maxi skirt, grey pencil skirt in monochrome outfit, gold mouse flats for a YouTube creator day, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancygrey pencil skirt in second trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester.




Button Up Tanks Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:
A button up tank is a nice alternative to a button up shirt on a hot summer day. They look just as formal as their sleeved counterparts when you add a blazer or cardigan on top to battle the cold office aircon.






Weekday Wear Linkup #09


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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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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Friday, 8 March 2019

Printed Culotte Shorts With Plain Tops and Mini MAC Cross Body Bags

It's one of the simplest outfit formula rules to follow: if you're wearing a printed piece, pick a plain piece to go with it. I followed that rule for the two outfits below to create some easy summer outfits with very different colour schemes. I accessorised both with a colourful little Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag.

What I wore:

mustard tank kmart lemon print culotte shorts summer sahm style | awayfrpomblue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | mustard tank with pastel navy print culotte shorts and mint mini mac bag summer style
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in chartreuse
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Colourful outfit for a hot and sunny day! We spent the morning by the bayside attending an event in the park. It was really hot and humid, but a lot of fun, and the sea breeze was quite nice. Much better at cooling us than our aircon at home, which had sadly given up during the summer heatwave and we were having troubles repairing. It was out of action for over 2 weeks!

I picked a fun and colourful outfit for the fun day - when I saw these printed shorts in the Kmart clearance sale (they were just $5!) I knew I wanted to wear them with the mustard tank, even though the yellow in the print is more of a pastel. I liked this combination even more than the first time I wore these shorts!

I added a little extra colour with my aqua mini MAC bag - I didn't need to carry much for myself as the event was entirely free. I brought my wallet just in case but didn't need it. I did however decide at the last minute to put my hair up and forgot to then sunscreen my exposed back and neck - that was a painful reminder I need to review my use of sunscreen if I change my hairstyle before I leave the house! I was sunburnt and sore for days.


Last worn: mustard tank, gold and navy beaded necklace, lemon print culottes, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearmustard tank with black shorts, lemon print culottes with pink, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC bag in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

monochromatic grey tee printed shorts outfit with neon pink mini mac bag | away from blue

 Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | monochromatic printed culotte shorts outfit with grey v neck tee neon pink mini MAC bag
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This was the day we finally got the aircon repaired, yey! Had a quiet morning at the park with the boys, ran a couple of errands picking up some groceries and some wrapping paper to wrap the birthday presents for a party the next day. I have plenty of Christmas wrapping paper, but was a little low on birthday paper!

Was so thankful for having the aircon fixed that afternoon - it's such a blessing to have aircon in the heat and you really notice when it's gone! (Big thanks to New Venture Brisbane who finally fixed it for us. Not sponsored, just very thankful for them!)

I followed the same outfit formula as above, with a pair of fun soft printed shorts and then a plain top. This grey tee is a firm favourite, and created a nice monochromatic outfit with the black print. It did feel a little flat though, a the navy tassel necklace blended in a bit with the tee. The neon pink mini MAC bag was the perfect touch of colour with it all to brighten it up a bit.


Last worn: grey tee, navy tassel necklace, black printed shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC.

Other ways to weargrey tee and red maxi skirt, black printed shorts and kimono, Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC and purple cardigan.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in second trimester.



Printed Culotte Shorts Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

Soft shorts are a summer staple, perfect for a hot and humid day. To keep things simple, pick a plain tank or tee to wear with them. You can go monochromatic like in the second outfit, or bolder and pick a colour out of the print to wear on top. A bright cross body handbag is always a good way to accessorise too.


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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Peplum Tanks, Kimonos and Denim Shorts: Summer Mum Style

I've been wearing peplum tanks with pencil skirts frequently recently, so I thought it was time to try something different and pair them with some denim shorts. Like scarves in winter, kimonos are a fun topper to an outfit to add a little extra colour and interest.

What I wore:


navy printed kimono, peplum tank and denim shorts with purple mini mab tote bag | awayfromblue

printed kimono, denim shorts, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | navy printed kimono black peplum tank and denim shorts
JacketJeanswest Jamie printed kimono (on sale!)
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
Tank: Zalora basics ruffle hem tank in black
Shortsthrifted Jeanswest distressed denim shorts
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

After getting badly sunburned a couple days before, I needed a light outfit that provided sun protection for a quick trip out with the boys to run essential errands and pickup some groceries. This black peplum tank is so soft and just what my sore shoulders needed. It's a shame that the peplum hem of this tank doesn't show up well in the photos as I thought it looked really cute! I was grateful for the kimono adding a little extra colour and print to the outfit as it also offered some good sun protection for my tender shoulders.

I've recently worn this purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag with the blue printed kimono before - since I liked the combination I thought I'd wear it again, just swapping the white tee for this black tank and a different necklace. I also appreciated the thin cross body strap on the bag being easy to wear without aggravating my sunburned neck and shoulders!

Simple, fuss-free outfit for a hot day.


Last worn: Jamie cocoon kimono, blue beaded necklace, Zalora peplum tank, distressed denim shorts, studded gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to wearJamie cocoon kimono with stripes, Zalora peplum tank and jeans, distressed denim shorts and polka dot knit, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancy: Zalora peplum tank hiding second trimester bump, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag and Mini MAC Compared:










What I wore:

pink and blue casual summer shorts and kimono outfit with peplum tank and mini mac bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC bag with printed kimono and denim shorts | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | summer denim shorts peplum tank and printed kimono outfit with pink accessories
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
Tank: Kmart black sleeveless frill hem peplum tank
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Despite not having sunburn to contend with when I wore this, it's a very similar outfit to the one above. Longer shorts and longer tank, but still just denim shorts, peplum tank and a fun blue printed kimono with a colourful pink Rebecca Minkoff bag this time.

I picked up this peplum tank in the Kmart clearance sale and wanted to wear it another way to meet my 'wear twice in the month I buy it' goal for all my new purchases. Since I wore it with a pencil skirt last time, I wore it more casually this time with the bermuda denim shorts. The pink beaded necklace and mini MAC bag were fun accessories to pop against the blue printed kimono too.

Had quite a busy day. A relaxed morning browsing the opshop after dropping off another couple of bags of donations, and of course picking up a couple of things for myself too! Then had an appointment for the boys in the afternoon. With the heat and humidity, I liked this light kimono addition to my outfit as it kept me sun-safe and didn't add to the heat.


Last worn: printed kimono, pink beaded necklace, Kmart peplum tank, bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC.

Other ways to wearprinted kimono and burgundy pants, peplum tank and pencil skirt, bermuda denim shorts and scarf, Rebecca Minkoff hot pink mini MAC and dress.

Perfect for pregnancyprinted kimono in third trimester.



Peplum Tanks Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A peplum tank is a nice twist on a basic tank - just as easy to wear, but with a little ruffled hem to add a point of difference to your outfit. If the outfit still seems a little plain, why not add a kimono for colour and interest in summer, or a scarf in cooler weather. A brightly coloured bag is another fun accessory that works year-round!


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Monday, 4 March 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Little Black Dresses and Scarves For The Office

Adding some scarves to little black dresses for the office, and sharing another Weekday Wear linkup!

What I wore:

black fit and flare dress with printed scarf and ballet flats for the office with Balenciaga part time bag | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack, Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromblue

awayfromblue Instagram | little black fit and flare dress for the office printed accessories and Balenciaga part time bag
Earrings: gifted Kmart navy tassel earrings
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl grey tiny bird print scarf (c/o)
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne Ava White leopard ballet flats
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

It was a hot summer day when I wore this, and although it was a little cooler in the morning, the scarf wasn't really a necessary layer for warmth. Scarves are good at a couple of things: they add warmth to an outfit, add some colour to an outfit, or add a print to an outfit for a little more interest. The print this scarf adds to the monochrome outfit was a nice touch, but the main reason I wore it was to cover up my neck! After getting badly sunburned on the back of my neck over the weekend, I needed something to cover up the redness.

This sleeveless fit and flare dress is so soft and didn't irritate my sensitive skin, but the scarf was needed as an extra layer to cover everything up, as the neckline dips down in the back slightly.

Even with the fun bird print on the scarf, I thought this outfit was a little plain with the black dress and black Balenciaga part time bag together, so I added another print in with the leopard print ballet flats. I thought it worked well.


Last worn: bird print scarf, navy tassel earrings, fit and flare dress, leopard print ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag.

Other ways to wearbird print scarf tied on bag, fit and flare dress over a tee, leopard print ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga part time bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyfit and flare dress in second trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.


30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Part Time Bag










What I wore:

leona edimston fern print black dress with hot pink crinkle scarf and balenciaga bag in office | away from blue

printed dress and pink scarf with Balenciaga black g21 part time bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | fern print leona edmiston dress with hot pink crinkle scarf balenciaga bag for the office
Earrings: Ana Luisa 'Olivia' tassel earrings in pink
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
Dress: Leona Edmiston Jemima fern print dress
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Another scarf covering up my sunburned neck and shoulders! The ferns in the print on the dress are a lovely blush pink so I thought the hot pink scarf - while not matching - continued the pink theme nicely. Again I stuck with a classic black Balenciaga part time bag, and went with plain black ballet flats. The blush tassels on these earrings are a cute match for the fern print on this dress, so I just had to wear them together again.

I really liked this outfit, the scarf was such a fun pop of colour, even if it was too warm for the day and made me overheat a little when I popped out of the office to grab something at the shops in the afternoon.


Last worn: Leona Edmiston printed dress, gold tassel earrings, hot pink crinkle scarf, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag (above).

Other ways to wearLeona Edmiston printed dress in winter, hot pink crinkle scarf with navy, black ballet flats and pencil skirt, Balenciaga part time bag and olive jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyLeona Edmiston printed dress in second trimester, black ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester



Black Dresses For The Office Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A little black dress is an office classic. You can add some extra interest to your black dress with a fun printed scarf like in the first outfit. If your dress already has a print, you can accessorise it with a similarly coloured plain scarf like in the second outfit.




Weekday Wear Linkup #08


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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Friday, 1 March 2019

What I Bought In Jan / Feb & How I've Worn It: Shopping Haul & Try On Video

I bought a few things in January but as I mentioned not everything arrived in time for me to make a video, so I decided to compile my January and February purchases together. Some January sale finds and a few opshop bargains!




What I Bought In January / February:

Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
Kmart black sleeveless frill hem peplum tank
Rebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta
Thrifted Kmart abstract blob print tee
Thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
Thrifted Target colourful printed tank
Thrifted red statement bead necklace
Thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
Jeanswest Emily cotton v-neck tee in coral





Why I Bought It:


Despite getting a lot of lovely clothes and accessories for Christmas, I just had to check out the Kmart clearance sale in the new year and came away with some new clothes and even PJs, using a gift card I got for Christmas.

And I eventually succumbed to the temptation of the Rebecca Minkoff sale too! As you will have seen first on YouTube, I picked up another bag in the final days of the sale when there was an extra 40% off sale items. The Jeanswest sales were successfully avoided in January, but I couldn't resist picking up a coral tee later in February when there was an extra 40% off sale items!

My search for a good local opshop continued in January and February, trying to find an alternative one after my favourite closed. I picked up quite a few bargains when I was browsing the opshops in the surrounding areas, most of the clothes only being $1 each. All completely impulse buys though, and nothing I absolutely needed, just things I wanted.


How I've Worn It:




 I noticed I'd perhaps gone a little overboard with the buying (although certainly not the spending!) when I struggled with meeting my 'wear twice in the month I buy it' goals with some of my pieces. A good reminder that even if those clothes are only $1 each, I need to be more thoughtful with what I buy. With the grey jumper being an autumn / winter piece, I'm giving that a pass for not meeting the 'wear twice in the month I buy it' rule as I know I'll love it later!

I anticipate that the next few months will be a little slower with the purchases, while I enjoy what I own for a while.


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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Day Bag In Truffle Brown

The end of another month, and a new 30 ways to wear post! This month I'm featuring another bag, my Balenciaga truffle brown day bag.

With this monthly series, I pick a piece from my wardrobe I've worn over 30 times and go back through my blog archives to show you some of the ways I've worn it.


30 Ways To Wear Balenciaga Truffle Brown Day Bag



Cost Per Wear


I bought this bag back in August 2015 from Designer Archives consignment store in Brisbane, so of course I've worn it more than 30 times in the 3 and a half years I've had it. Still looks just as good as the day I bought it too!
This was a complete impulse buy, I'd taken some other handbags in to consign and seen this bag and just had to get it - it's the same as the day bag my bestie has, so it reminds me of her! I paid $900 for it so it works out at $25 per wear so far. Not as low as some items of clothing I've calculated cost per wear on but pretty good for such an expensive bag! It's not been worn as much as my other Balenciaga day bags, but it is one of the most recently purchased ones.


30 Ways To Wear Balenciaga Day Bag: Video Style







Balenciaga Brown Day Bag With Colourful Outfit


5 ways to wear balenciaga brown day bag with colourful outfits | away from the blue

Unsurprisingly, this neutral brown bag works great with colourful outfits! From a colourblocking blue and green outfit to a more subtle burst of colour like a pink blazer or cobalt jacket, this brown bag is such a good neutral to add to any colourful outfit. It's a good go-to bag when I'm not sure what colour would work!


Balenciaga Day Bag With Flares


5 outfit ideas balenciaga autumne brown day bag worn with flared jeans | awayfromblue

While I do love my skinny jeans, I do have a single solitary pair of flared jeans. And I bought this bag around the time I aggravated my old knee injury in a bus accident. The flared jeans were the only ones I could fit my compression bandage underneath, so they and the bag were frequently worn. This bag does look great with other styles of jeans, but I wanted to call out how well the slouchy hobo style works with flared jeans and make it it's own category.


Balenciaga Brown Day Bag With Green


4 ways to wear Balenciaga brown day bags with green outfits different shades | away from the blue

I was surprised to see when I looked back on the pictures that this brown bag has been worn so much with green! An olive tank, emerald green pants or even olive pants, this brown bag compliments the shades of green so nicely. I'm trying to get outside my comfort zone and wear green more often, so I'm mainly wearing it with neutrals. A no-fuss neutral bag like this is heavily relied on to go with anything green in my outfit.


Balenciaga Day Bag With Matching Boots


5 ways to wear matching handbag to ankle boots outfit with balenciaga truffle brown day bag | awayfromtheblue

The old 'match your shoes to your bag' fashion rule is one that is rarely followed now, and one I certainly don't wear a lot. Partly because my handbag collection is a lot more colourful than my shoe collection! While not a perfect match, the truffle brown Balenciaga day bag is such a similar shade to these Chelsea boots that I can't resist a little matchy-matchy by pairing them together.


Balenciaga Brown Day Bag In The Office


3 outfit ideas Balenciaga day bag in the office | away from the blue blog

A slouchy hobo style bag might not be your first choice for office wear, but a big bag like this is just what I need to take everything into the office. It's comfortable even when full and a neutral shade means it stands out less than a similar style in a brighter colour, making it a good casual bag to try in a formal office environment. It helps that my office is a business casual one too so it fits in nicely with my dress code.


Balenciaga Day Bag In Pregnancy


3 ways to wear Balenciaga autumne brown day bag in pregnancy second trimester | awayfromblue

If you've seen this 30 wears series before, you'll know I can never resist including my baby bump pics in the wrap up! When I had a little girls weekend away in Melbourne during my second trimester, I picked this bag to bring with me. The neutral colour worked with all of my outfits and it held everything I needed (scarf and water bottle) to tackle the varying Melbourne temperatures. Plus these pregnancy photos illustrate so well that if you invest in accessories you can wear them no matter what changes your body has!


Balenciaga Day Bag in Summer


how to wear a balenciaga autumn brown day bag in spring and summer outfit ideas | awayfromblue

I've worn a lot of layered and cold weather outfits above as this brown bag is a perfect choice in autumn and winter, but I wanted to include these pics too to show you that it works year-round. I'm not one of those people who thinks you need to restrict handbags to particular seasons, and a brown bag works in spring and summer as well as it does in autumn and winter



Where To Buy The Balenciaga Day Bag





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More Posts in The #30 Wears Handbag Series:

If you're looking for more outfit inspiration with this bag, you can see all 30+ ways I've worn it in my blog archives. I've included some links to other handbag related 30 wears posts below too. You can find the full post series by clicking here.



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Monday, 25 February 2019

Weekday Wear Linkup! Printed Tanks And Pencil Skirts With Rebecca Minkoff Darren Messenger Bag

Back with another weekday wear linkup!

The simplest casual summer outfit might be shorts and a tee, but the simplest summer office outfit is a printed tank and classic black pencil skirt! Wearing two of my much loved printed tanks below with my often worn black pencil skirts and my Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag.

While these are great outfits to beat the heat, a cover-up in the office was definitely needed. Throwing a blazer over these outfits makes it look instantly more professional and stops you from shivering in the freezing meeting rooms. Why are they always so cold?!

What I wore:


summer office outfit leaf print tank black pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Darren small messenger | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony pastel pink with black pencil skirt | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | summer office style with printed tank pencil skirt rebecca minkoff small darren messenger
Earrings: gifted gold pendant chandelier earrings
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
TopJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

I love this printed tank, and it's not the first time I've worn it to work with a plain black pencil skirt. It looks great worn casually with shorts too! It's one of those pieces that does double duty, for days off and days in the office. It works so well under a blazer.

While the peach and blush leaves in the print don't really show up on the camera, I thought the blush was a perfect match for this pink tassel necklace and Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag.

I was a little upset the necklace seemed kind of lost in the print of the tank in the photo, but photo aside, I loved wearing this. I thought the gold earrings and shoes were cute accessories, even if the hardware on the Darren bag is silver.


Last worn: leaf print tank, pink tassel necklace, black pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag.

Other ways to wearleaf print tank in winter, black pencil skirt over a dress, gold mouse flats and sheath dress, Rebecca Minkoff Darren bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyblack pencil skirt in second trimester, gold mouse flats in third trimester.



What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Small Darren Messenger










What I wore:

animal print tank, black pencil skirt, pastel pink Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag | away from blue

black pencil skirt with Rebecca Minkoff small darren messenger bag in peony pink | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram animal print tank black pencil skirt easy summer business casual outfit pastel pink messenger bag
Earrings: Kmart silver tassel earrings
Necklace: gifted M initial silver pendant necklace layered with Tous silver heart pendant necklace
TopJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

The silver tassel earrings might be a bit much with the layered necklaces, but I wanted to wear them all and figured the neutral colours would tone it all down. Felt like it had been a while since I'd last worn this tank so got it out again to wear to the office. Like the tank above, it's one of those pieces that works casually or in a formal environment.

I packed a black blazer to wear over this and it created a very formal suit-like outfit, even with the fun tassel earrings and the casual hairstyle. Such a hot and humid day, and despite the heat I had to rush across the city with some files in a gap between meetings - a really hectic day!


Last worn: animal print tank, silver tassel earrings, black jersey pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger (above).

Other ways to wearanimal print tank and jeans, black jersey pencil skirt and stripes, black ballet flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger and sundress.

Perfect for pregnancyanimal print tank in second trimester, black jersey pencil skirt in first trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester.



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How You Can Wear It:

A fun printed tank isn't just for casual wear! Add a pencil skirt to make it office appropriate for a business causal environment, and a blazer on top if your office is more formal.





Weekday Wear Linkup #07


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