Monday, 12 February 2018

Balenciaga Tempete Day Bag With Ruffle Camis and Pencil Skirts For The Office

Continuing the 30 wears challenge is one of my goals for this year, but at the same time I want to make sure I'm wearing as much of my wardrobe as possible. It's a balancing act between rewearing pieces that are close to the 30 wears number, and not neglecting the other pieces in my wardrobe that aren't. I'd noticed I hadn't worn any of my camis at all this summer, so it was time to pull them out again! Camis look great work to the office with some textured pencil skirts and a blazer.

What I wore:

jersey blazer, peach ruffle cami and blue lace pencil skirt business casual summer office wear | awayfromblue

Balenciaga tempete storm blue day hobo bag with lace pencil skirt | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue insta stories mirror selfie office outfit peach ruffle cami blue lace skirt
JacketZara cream jersey blazer
Necklace: statement silver plate necklace
DressJeanswest peach ruffle cami
BeltAsos blue textured lace pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Id' planned this outfit in advance the weekend before. Usually I plan my outfits the evening before, to help me get ready faster in the mornings. I was feeling a bit stressed on Sunday night though before a big Monday so decided to play in my wardrobe a bit to relax, and pulled this together. I've worn orange and blue together before, but this is the first time I've paired this blue lace pencil skirt with peach. I really liked this combination of colours.

Wasn't entirely sure that the cami untucked looked as good as I thought though - I preferred it without the blazer. The spaghetti straps on the cami mean a coverup was required at work, but I didn't check the blazer addition before I left the house. I think tucking in the cami would have looked better. Otherwise, I really liked this outfit. Perfect for a hot day as I took the jacket off whenever I was outside and had it to keep me warm in the aircon at my desk.

Last worn: cream jersey blazer, peach ruffle cami, blue lace pencil skirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs ballet flats, Balenciaga Tempete day bag.

Other ways to wearcream jersey blazer and sheath dress, peach ruffle cami and jeans, blue lace pencil skirt and purple tank, Marc by Marc Jacobs ballet flats and printed dress, Balenciaga Tempete day bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblue lace pencil skirt in third trimester, Marc by Marc Jacobs ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga Tempete day bag in second trimester.

What I wore:

jersey blazer, white ruffle cami, pastel pink polka dot pencil skirt balenciaga day bag | away from blue

Balenciaga 2009 storm tempete day hobo bag giant g21 hardware | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram office outfit polka dot pencil skirt, jersey blazer and white ruffle cami
Jacketthrifted Zara black blazer
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
DressJeanswest 'Maria' cami in cream
Belt: Cotton On 'Mica' mesh spot skirt in dusty pink
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

Another day in the office, another opportunity to wear a cami and textured pencil skirt. After not being too sure about the untucked top above, I tucked the cami into the skirt this time, and I preferred this look.

I continue to be impressed by how well this mesh layer skirt is holding up, coming up to having it 6 years now. It has only been worn 13 times in that period though. It's not the first time I've paired it with this white ruffle cami, I love the combination so it makes sense I'd repeat it. This time, instead of the grey cardigan I wore it with the black blazer.

Kept the blue Balenciaga bag with this, I like blue and pink together and I thought that the necklace tied it in nicely. There was a style challenge on Instagram too and I thought the colour of the day was blue, but I was a day early and it was supposed to be green. I enjoyed the blue accessories anyway.

Last worn: black jersey blazer, white ruffle cami, polka dot pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga tempete day bag (above).

Other ways to wearblack jersey blazer and printed tee dress, white ruffle cami and maxi skirt, polka dot pencil skirt with florals, black ballet flats and skinny jeans, Balenciaga tempete day bag and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyblack jersey blazer in third trimester, white ruffle cami in second trimester, polka dot pencil skirt hiding an early baby bump, black ballet flats and maternity wrap dress, Balenciaga tempete day bag and maternity shorts.

Ruffle Camis Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A cami is one of those pieces that you can wear for work or weekend! If your office dress code means spaghetti straps aren't an option, you can go for one with thicker straps, or cover up with a blazer. Adding a blazer to anything is my favourite way to make it ready for a business casual office.

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  1. Ruffled camis are such versatile pieces. I only have off the shoulder ruffled tops which unfortunately can only be worn by themselves. I love the texture of both your skirts as well! it's all about mixing interesting pieces together.

  2. I just love how thoughtful you are about wearing all of your wardrobe. It's so fun to see how you style things. Love the camis with your work skirts!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. While tucking the cami may have looked good, flying it looks so good as well. I also plan my outfits the night before or I'd be going crazy in the morning. Great idea to have a blazer to throw over the cami for work purposes. Lovely looks. I love the polka dot skirt. Have a lovely week.


  4. You look beautiful Mica in both outfits. In the first outfit, I loved your printed pencil skirt and the lovely top. In the second it is the top which stole my heart. Great ways to style dear.
    A very happy Monday, hope you are enjoying the first day of the week.
    Kisses 😘

  5. I love your 30 wears challenge, and it's crazy to think how hard it is, because we just have so much stuff... I love your printed pencil skirts. That reminds me I haven't worn a pencil skirt in ages.
    Chic on the Cheap

  6. Oh I just love that first color combo--it's so light and fresh and pretty! I like how the ruffles on the camis give them a little something special--I need more tops like that to swap for plain tees.

  7. It's nice when you have a piece like that skirt for so long showing it's not only good quality, but also a good purchase since it stood the test of time against trends. It's lovely paired with your blue bag! I need to pull out some of my camis as well, but some days even with a blazer I get chilled. Hopefully warm weather comes soon and I can wear them!

  8. These are both great office looks - I also prefer the 'half-tuck' on the second cami - I think it just gives a bit more of a professional look to the outfit. Pencil skirts look fabulous on you, Mica!

  9. I love how effortless and minimalistic your style is. Definitely my kind of style. These are great feminine outfits for the office. Always a good thing to plan ahead isn't it? I do that all the time especially with a lil man to get ready too. Ha!

  10. I prefer the tucked in version as well, but without the blazer the untucked version is very nice too.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  11. I definitely prefer outfit number two as like you say tucking the cami in really makes a difference! I really love the polkadot pencil skirt too! It's made me realise I really need to up my game in the office!
    Jaz xoxo

  12. I love the shape you created by tucking in the second cami, although I think both outfits look great! I really struggle with the tucked vs. untucked issue myself and obsess over it way too much haha!

  13. I really love the pink and polka dot skirt. It looks so cute with the way you styled it!

  14. I really like your blue skirt, such a pretty pattern. I'm stuck in a workwear rut already and I've only been in my fulltime office based project for 2 weeks! I am stuck in a cardigan rut at the moment which doesn't really work with the weather. Can you recommend any places for cheap but not nasty blazers? I gave Zara a quick check but it's not that cheap! I think I'll start stalking the charity shops near me instead...

  15. You look lovely, you style the camis perfectly. That dotted skirt is really cute. I also like your Youtube channel, you're spontaneous with your videos. I've been thinking of opening my channel too since I have unboxing videos already but I'm not confident to do it yet. Do you edit your videos, if so what editing software do you use? Thanks dear! I've been wanting to read your blog since last weekend but was so busy at home. For some reason I can't leave a comment in your blog in my PC at work, somehow it's disabled. Wishing you a great start of the week.

  16. Hi Mica! I love both skirts! A cami is a great staple in any wardrobe and you styled it perfectly. I pray you are having a wonderful week


  17. As always, you look so good! Thanks for the tips! Your styling is perfect for work, I bet you get alot of complements all the time?? I'm going have to check out your youtube videos! ANDDD I LOVE that bag!!

    I like the tug in version of the shirt.

    I'm hoping aussie is having warm weather. We are having freezing rain warning in toronto!

  18. I liked the first outfit - and the second s well - very much! The blazer is a good idea to cover the straps and the cami tucked in or not, like now, I think both ways would look amazing - I loved the cami! Loves the bag too! You always look so stylish, I like your style! Hope you have a lovely week!

  19. You're an absolute girl boss, Mica!! love this office outfits. The skirts in both looks are gorgeous, love the prints! Your new Balenciaga bag looks so practical and the color is lovely. By the way, your voice is so sweet and soothing! :)
    Have a lovely Valentine's Day!!

  20. Great combos! I don't do spaghetti straps at all because my bra straps do not lend themselves to this look and I feel uncomfortable sitting and working in a blazer but you look SPOT on. Hope all went well with the big day and a speedy recovery!

  21. Beautifully styled, Ruffles suit you very nicely and love the looks created here. Very feminine indeed and a great day bag and particularly like the colour!

    Hope you're well lovely!

    Laura xo

  22. I admittedly don't have a lot of camis mainly because like you they're not really appropriate for my workplace, and I also feel like I need to tone my arms a bit more to really rock them, haha! Loving the polka dot Cotton On skirt - great neutral colour and print xx

    Eileen |

  23. Mica, you've proved you can dress it up or down! Looks great with that ruffled cami.


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