Monday, 31 August 2015

Corporate Style: Trench Coat, Camel Flats and Blue Tops

More office wear, with a very unimaginative repeat of the trench coat and ballet flats combination. Definitely a necessity for both days in the office though!

What I wore:

Tan accessories cobalt blue printed shirt burgundy pants office wear

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete with burgundy pants
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
ScarfAlexander McQueen modal and cashmere skull scarf
Shirt: Target blue print shirt
PantsJeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

This is the outfit I wore when I was involved in a little incident on the way to work and smashed my knee. I had considered wearing heels that day, as I felt I hadn't worn them in a while, but decided at the last moment before I went out the door to wear flats instead. I'm so glad I did as it was hard enough trying to hobble around the office in these flats, I couldn't imagine what it would have been like if I was wearing heels. The one good point to a not-so-good day!


I bought this shirt back when I was doing #noBuyJuly15, it was my only purchase that month but I still failed the challenge.

As it's the second time I've worn it, my purchase review: I reasoned that this top was such a bargain ($10) and would be perfect for office wear and SAHM wear so I'd be crazy not to buy it. I haven't worn it outside of the office yet, but I'm glad I got to wear it with these pants as it was one of the outfits I had in mind when I bought it. I'm really happy with this, and I have lots of ideas for more ways to wear it still.



Last worn: trench coat, skull print scarf, blue print shirt, burgundy pants, camel flats, Balenciaga tempete day.

Other ways to weartrench and a printed dress, skull scarf and a navy dress, printed shirt and a pencil skirtburgundy pants on the weekend, camel flats and gold jeans, Balenciaga tempete day and a maxi skirt.



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What I wore:

Stargazer print scarf blue jumper grey jersey pencil skirt office wear knee injury

Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs Stargazer scarf in aquamarine (on sale, and also on sale in black!)
Jumper: thrifted blue Mossman knit jumper
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Why I wore it:

Again with the same trench and flats! And bare legs. It wasn't actually warm enough for bare legs, I just can't wear tights over the compression bandage on my knee. I knew I wanted to be warm to try cancel out the bare legs, so a long and cosy trench, a thick jumper, scarf and a couple layers under the jumper helped a little bit.

Picked the same flats as the last time I went into the office as they were so comfortable and easy to walk in, felt like a good repeat choice.


Last worn: trench coat (above), stargazer scarf, blue knit, jersey pencil skirt, Marc Jacobs flats (above), Louis Vuitton neverfull.

Other ways to weartrench coat and heels, stargazer scarf with a polka dot dress, blue jumper and teal dress, pencil skirt in summer, camel flats and a printed dress, LV neverfull and a printed dress.


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52 comments:

  1. Hey, if it's not broke, don't fix it! A trench is always a good idea :D And I do love those burgundy jeans
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Yep, that's a great motto! For outfits as well as other things! :)

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  2. Mica you seriously are the queen of layering!! I love your fall looks
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  3. Oh no! I hate when I trip and hurt my knee. Glad to know you are okay!

    Chelsea

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    1. Knees are so easily injured :( I'm healing though, it wasn't such a bad car accident, I'm sure it would have been worse if the emergency stop wasn't done in time and the bus and car collided!

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  4. Cobalt blue is by far one of my favorite colors. I never thought to pair them with a burgundy/ reddish pant before. Thank goodness for flats or I couldn't get anything done. I look like a baby giraffe in heels. (;

    It's totally ok to repeat elements that make an outfit great. I mean why not stick with the best of the best right? (; Plus you look great as always!

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    1. haha yes I know that look as I'm sure I look like that too! I used to be graceful, but knee injury means I probably walk funny!

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  5. This is cute! I love your burgundy jeans and the tote in the other outfit!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  6. great look! nothing wrong with rewearing flats and a trench... why change a good thing!?
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  7. I love that first top!!!! I would have bought it too. :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  8. Great trench coat and as always beautiful bags! You collection is great.

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  9. I really like the second outfit. It looks uber comfy and you know how I love that space inspired scarf when you first got it :)

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  10. i love that burgundy and camel together Mica! It looks so good! :D
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  11. Both looks are cute, and now I'm really wanting some burgundy pants or jeans. I love the shades of blue in your second look too!

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    1. The pants go with so much, I'm glad I bought them! :) Got a lot of wear out of them :)

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  12. Oh very cute outfit darling
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  13. I really love the coat! The first outfit looks amazing!

    Florals&Smiles

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  14. That coat looks like a great piece you can repeat over and over during the colder season. ;)

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    1. And I have certainly been repeating it! ;)

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  15. Your poor knee! I hope it gets better soon. You're a braver person than I am with bare legs in the cold, but glad your layering strategy worked. I do love the blue and camel combo, always a winner.

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    1. Luckily it's warming up a bit here as we move into spring :) I can't imagine doing this in the middle of winter!

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  16. I know I keep on telling you, but you look so good in blue, its perfect for your cool skin tone. You can't beat a trench! handy all year round (well, in the UK at least). Thanks for linking up today for THT which I'm co-hosting. Can I remind you to follow our social media. Many thanks!

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    1. Thanks, I've been told many times blue is my 'colour', that's why I used to wear it so much, haha! :)

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  17. Burgundy and camel are two of the best colors together! So sorry about your knee, guess you make the right choice with your flats.
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    1. Yep I'm sooo thankful I made the choice to wear flats that day! I can't imagine having to walk from the bus to work in heels!

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  18. I love trenchcoats, so classy!!!
    xoxo Lynda
    http://fashion-petite.com/

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  19. I love how you always do two looks, Mica!! I'm loving both... the second look is so comfy and cozy...perfect for getting into fall!

    Have a fab holiday weekend!


    Amber
    All the Cute
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  20. Burgundy is such a great color for fall + winter. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  21. Blue is a great color on you! Both tops look fantastic with your complexion!

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  22. Oh no!! Are you doing ok with your bad knee?? Ouch! I love the trench coat outfits. Classic winter for sure!

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    1. I'm getting there, it's improving with lots of help from the physio! :)

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  23. I JUST bought a trench, so I love this post! Killer bag, btw! :)

    Stopping by from the Confident Twosday link-up!

    -Adriele
    www.StyleAssisted.com

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  24. I love that rainbow touch!! XO
    -Lauren Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  25. Ahh I love these looks. Partly because I wish I could wear layers right now. A beige trench is a classic choice. :]

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  26. Hi Mica!

    Although I love how you have your happy smile on your first outfit photo, your outfit is also such an inspiring one. But oh.. bags.. bags... I love every bags you're featuring in every post. It's the first time I see that LV bag with you since I started visiting your blog months ago.

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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    1. I haven't used it in a while, which is a shame as it's a great bag! :)

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  27. Now this is so random, but I wore heels, like, very high ones for the first time in ages the other day and it was a big mistake. My right leg couldn't cope, at one point it felt like I was dragging cement blocks. It all makes so much sense now! I've bunged up my knee a few months ago and it's been playing up! LOL! Oh man, I was really getting nervous about it, thinking "I'm too old to wear stuff like this now" (even though my resistance is probably much less than what it was when I was younger too hahaha!)

    Sxx
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    1. haha definitely not too old! You should get your knee checked out, a physio can help get it back to it's usual heel wearing strength :)

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  28. BTW I hope your knee recovers quick smart too xx

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  29. Lovely trench coat dear
    Lovin the camel color

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  30. That trench coat is lovely and I like how you in both looks you matched it with blue. Both the blue blouse and top are lovely...and I really like your scarves. The beige one is just as lovely as the blue one. Great styling in both cases.

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  31. love the scarf! always love your mix & match!
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  32. Oh how annoying about your knee! Hope you're feeling better soon. I miss office wear (but not office work) so it's super awesome to see yours!

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    1. Thanks, it's improving slowly but surely :)

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  33. Hope your knee gets better. It's great to see someone wearing something again in the same post, trench and flats are classics. Zoe xx

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    1. They are classics, so easy to repeat them :)

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  34. I love your pants in the first pic; that is exactly the shade I'm looking for! I hope your knee feels better!!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you find a similar pair soon, I've gotten a lot of wear from these! :)

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  35. Thank you all for your kind comments and get well soon thoughts for my knee! :)

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  36. your posts are getting me soo excited for fall!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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