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.





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62 comments:

  1. Super cute yet office appropriate - what's not to love?! I need some more ankle strap heels, they're so stylish x

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  2. Loving the grey skirt! I've been looking for a similar one quite some time ^^

    x Aurélie

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  3. 2 polished yet girly and whimsical work outfits. Love both of those fun, coral-red, fun-patterned blouses, Mica. =)

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  4. Mica I absolutely ADORE both of your office wear outfits. What a lovely, cheerful, charming but still professional office style. <3 That strawberry shirt is beyond cute, and I am loving your heels. I hear you on bags, it's such an excitement to purchase them and the first scratch hurts LOL.
    I don't know how I missed your whole bag collection but checked it out right now, and your collection looks so versatile, and swoon worthy. :-) Happy Wed. XOXO, Elif

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    1. haha thank you Elif! I do have a lot of handbags! :P It is definitely a fun purchase - all the anticipation as you save up for the one you really want, wonderful to get it at the end! :)

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  5. Just how cute is that strawberry print shirt? The other top is pretty as well, but the strawberries are the winner here ;-) And that bag looks super practical for carrying around all sorts of stuff without it getting too lost in the depths.

    Have a nice week!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  6. Love the first shirt, very pretty. Nice outfits. xx
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  7. amazing pictures my dear, I love both outfits :D xoxo

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  8. Both outfits are gorgeous Mica. I love the ankle strap heels!

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  9. Love the big buttons on that purse :) Beautiful looks as always, that strawberry shirt is so cute! & love the collared detail on your second shirt x

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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  10. I love those ankle strap shoes - so pretty! Loving the polka dot top too!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  11. You are the sweetest Mica! <3 That bag is gorgeous and still looks amazing, even if there's a tiny scratch somewhere. (; I don't buy super expensive bags, I'm obsessed with my Olivia + Joy tote I purchased from Macy's but it was under $100. Still though, when it's raining, the bag gets the umbrella and I'm fine with getting splashed. I do have my eye set on this amazing Kate Spade bag that my local TJ Maxx just got in stock. Sigh, it sucks being a total clothing addict.

    I'm so happy you gave that skirt another shot. I happen to love the light grey. It is a more casual color, but I think the fact it's shapely really works to add a bit of office flair. And yay those shoes! Love the Mary Jane strap and so happy you are wearing them more.

    When I saw that polka dot top, with the peter pan collar my jaw dropped. I love love love retro-esc things and polka dots are my favorite print. Plus who doesn't love a super cute peter pan collar? They are so feminine and interesting.

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    1. Oh by now there are multiple tiny scratches haha! Everyone has their own splurges, I like to buy less clothes and cheaper clothes so I can have more budget for accessories ;)

      I'm so pleased you like the top! It's a cutie, I am hoping to wear it more now I'm back in the office :)

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  12. That strawberry shirt is so cute! Love how you styled it with the pencil skirt and black pumps and bab. Looking gorgeous!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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  13. Both great looks, my favorite is the first one!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  14. Ok that grey skirt looks so comfy! And those shoes, they are adorable!! Too bad my hubby is short and I can't get away with heels.

    Megan
    Our Kind of Pretty

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  15. You look great dear!

    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/2015/04/polo_21.html

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  16. Cute outfits! I love the first one, the blouse is so cute and the grey skirt is stunning!
    The bag is also amazing, kisses from Hungary xo

    Csenge | Csenge's Point

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  17. I do like both office looks. you lookvery pretty snd classy in both...great tops, lovely skirts...you can wear them interchangibly too.

    The bag is so cute..love the buttons.

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  18. You look too cute for words! I especially love the second outfit! The top is adorable! I was so tempted to get a Mimco bag but ended up with a hair accessory instead last time I went back to Aust!

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    1. they do have some really cute hair accessories! :) I haven't been swayed by any of their bags in a long time though.

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  19. I am glad you decided to keep the bag - it's such a classic piece and has great memories for you too! Also, the strawberry blouse is SO cute! I love it. Such a fun piece that is also office-appropriate!

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    1. It is definitely worth keeping a few sentimental pieces even if they are rarely worn I think! :)

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  20. I love strawberry print shirt! You styled it perfectly!
    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

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  21. Cute professional looks! I am always a fan of pencil skirts. They are so polished yet effortless
    Dresses & Denim

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  22. You look great in pencil skirts Mica! And such a lovely story behind this bag - I used to covet it too! My first ever crazy splurge was a Bal Courier - never parting with that either, so many memories! x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. I do love your courier! :) I think our first bag splurges will be the ones that stay in our collections forever! :)

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  23. Oh my gosh that strawberry top! So adorable! Way to add a little fun to a work outfit!

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  24. It's so cute! I love the big buttons on it! And your strawberry top is precious.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  25. Classic work outfits! I love the first one, especially the shoes and the sweet pattern of the blouse. The second blouse doesn't ring my bell when untucked - it just screams for a high-waisted skirt, in my mind. You look awesome. The bag...I just don't get bags. It's black. Lol.

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    1. haha everyone has their interests in fashion! You know a lot about clothes, I know a lot about handbags, everyone's different :) I think I will wear it tucked into a skirt next time! :)

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  26. so classy!!! i especially adore the first look!! :D

    Have a great day!! :D
    Animated Confessions

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  27. LOVE your blog!! I am so glad you stopped by mine so that I could find yours! The idea of doing a "why I wore it" "last worn" etc is so unique!! love to see fashion blogs with a unique touch! Just followed you on instagram and hope you'll follow me @legalleeblonde as well if you aren't already!

    Xo
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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  28. You have the cutest work style!
    That strawberry print top is just adorable :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  29. You look great, I love both of these looks with the pencil skirt!! These outfits are so classy and chic. Hope you are having a great week:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  30. Nice looks! Love the strawberry print shirt, is so nice :)
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  31. I can understand why you love the bag, especially since it was your first
    splurge. That strawberry printed blouse with the pencil skirt is such a pretty outfit. <3
    Luxe Accessories

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    1. the first splurges are always memorable! :)

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  32. I love both of these classic work wear looks, especially the first one! The strawberry print top is adorable!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  33. Cool! Have a nice day sweetie!!

    Algo pasa con Mary | Please, join my International Polka Dots Dress Giveaway

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  34. Love this feminine work style!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  35. such a cute top!

    <3 Rhea @ RheaEtCetera.com

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  36. I love the first outfit, the blouse is super cute.
    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

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  37. I love your fun and colorful tops! Both outfits look so great!

    www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

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  38. That strawberry top is seriously the cutest! Perfect with the skirt!
    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  39. Two lovely office perfect ensembles! You look so adorable; especially loving the polka dotted top! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  40. Love the strawberries on your top, great outfits!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  41. That strawberry print is so adorable! I want it! It's perfect with the pencil skirt!

    -Katie
    http://hellokatiegirl.blogspot.com/

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  42. I love the strawberry blouse Mica! Such a cute look!
    x Kirsty

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  43. I love your outfits! You look so sophisticated and so cute! Love your blouses <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  44. I love that button bag! The oversized buttons are fantastic. I'm a fan of pencil skirts. Both your looks are fantastic.

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  45. Thank you all for your lovely comments! :)

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  46. Great looks, Mica! I adore that peach blouse with the Peter Pan collar on you! And yes, that first handbag splurge is super special! Thanks for sharing with FFF!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  47. Cool bag! But I really fell in love with your shirts! Both of them are chic!

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  48. Great looks! I absolutely love the detailing on the purse.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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  49. Mimco bag ? Yes please !
    Athough I'de never heard of the brand, I have to admit I love the bag - the buttons, the detail.. its looks so well made. It looks new.. well considering how little you've worn it, it still is.

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    1. Oh I haven't worn it much since I started the blog, but the bag itself is around 10 years old, maybe older? It was my only work bag for a good few years, used 5 days a week. It is just excellent quality! :)

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  50. Love this outfit....especially the shirt. Following you now after I found you through a comment you left on Rebecca Tries Trousers. ☺

    Iris♥
    The Blue Birdhouse
    Feminine Modesty

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  51. I love both outfits on you! And too funny about not needing another purse after buying this beauty - I think we get addicted some how.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  52. I can totally relate to those first ever splurge purchases, and your button bag is adorable, even if so many others have come after it to be the new 'last bag you will ever need to buy'.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  53. I love that strawberry shirt! Your heels are really cute too. That is one of my favorite outfits of yours. You have such a great bag collection. Fun to see one I haven't seen.

    Amy Ann
    Now blogging at my new site Straight A Style

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