Showing posts with label Mulberry Bayswater. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mulberry Bayswater. Show all posts

Monday, 14 August 2017

Black Printed Dresses and Mulberry Bayswater: Winter Office Outfits

I've always loved printed dresses for work. A dress is an easy instant outfit, quick to pull together and a print adds a little extra interest. Don't let the winter weather put you off either! Add fleece lined tights to your dress, a cosy trench coat, scarf and maybe even a cardigan too.

Below I'm wearing an old favourite dress in a new way, and a new-to-me dress I got from my Grandma's wardrobe. It was good to get my Mulberry Bayswater out again too, it's been packed away for over a year and a half while on maternity leave as I use it as an office-only bag.

What I wore:

Leona Edmiston Jemima fern print dress navy mac jacket azure skull scarf mulberry bayswater office outfit | Away From Blue

navy macintosh, Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather | Away From The Blue
ScarfAlexander McQueen Azure wool skull scarf
Dress: Leona Edmiston Jemima fern print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs black logo plaque ballet flats
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (get it second-hand and cheaper here, or here)

Why I wore it:

This Leona Edmiston dress is an old favourite, perfect for the office. I liked how the loose lower half worked nicely in pregnancy too, from hiding an early baby bump to fitting a second trimester belly. After not being able to squeeze into the outfit I'd planned to wear the week before, I was grateful to have this in my wardrobe as I knew it would definitely fit!

When I've worn this dress in the past I've usually picked pink accessories to wear with it, tying in with the pink in the fern print. I thought I'd try it with blue instead for a bit of a change, I liked it. Since I was trying a new colour combination, I kept the shoes and bag neutral.

Last worn: navy mac jacket, wool skull scarffern print dress, Marc Jacobs flats, Mulberry Bayswater tote.

Other ways to wearnavy mac jacket and printed jeans, wool skull scarf and teal topfern print dress and pink accessoriesMarc Jacobs flats and colourful jeans, Mulberry Bayswater tote for casual Friday.

Perfect for pregnancy: printed dress in second trimester, Mulberry Bayswater and third trimester bump.

Black Printed Jersey Dresses Under $50:

What I wore:

knitted midi dress and flats for office winter trench coat and tights | Away From Bluw

Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather for the office | Away From The Blue
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
Scarf: Supre neon pink leopard print scarf
Dress: black and white knit dress from my Grandma's wardrobe
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats (on sale in black!)
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (get it second hand and cheaper hereor here)

Why I wore it:

My mum bought this dress back from a visit with my grandparents at the start of the year. It's labeled to be 3 sizes larger than I usually wear, but we are all fairly certain the label is wrong. It's a lovely knit dress, so perfect for winter.

I wanted to add a little colour to the outfit and was hunting through for a scarf when I saw this neon leopard print one hasn't been worn yet this year I thought it was ideal. I figured it was far enough from the fun blurred black and white print on the skirt to work.

Still not completely sure on it looking at the photos now, but I did feel happy and comfortable in this during the day.

I'd love to wear this dress with heels too - being petite, midi lengths like this can sometimes make me look shorter than I am. I considered getting this hemmed but not sure I want to loose the slight scalloped edge that's there at the moment, so I'll just try it with heels next time.

Last worn: camel trench, neon leopard print scarf, gold mouse flats, Mulberry Bayswater (above). First time I've worn the dress as it's a hand-me-down from my Grandma's wardrobe.

Other ways to wearcamel trench and jeans, neon leopard print scarf and grey tee, gold mouse flats and skinny jeans, Mulberry Bayswater and orange dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: trench coat in the first trimester, scarf hiding a first trimester belly, mouse flats and maternity pencil skirtMulberry Bayswater and wrap dress in second trimester.

Black Knit Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A classic little black dress works for so many occasions. Just like a plain dress, a printed dress is perfect for the office. A dress is an instant pull-on and go outfit that you don't need to think too hard about accessorising with. You can definitely have fun and try different accessories with it though, especially in winter when you pull most of the layers off when you get to your workplace anyway.

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Ways to Wear JORD Wood Watches and a Giveaway

If you've read my blog for a while you might remember last year when I was given my first JORD wood watch. It became a firm favourite to wear to the office as glancing at your watch in a long meeting is a lot politer than pulling out your phone to check the time!

AwayFromTheBlue JORD wood watch fieldcrest unisex worn 4 ways Bal and LV Bags

JORD kindly gifted me another beautiful watch. I was excited to start wearing a watch again, hoping it would help keep me on time for things. Really it's just become another way for me to see how late we are running! Typical of life with two under 3 I think. As well as a review, I wanted to show you some of the different ways I've worn the women's wood watches I'm lucky enough to own.

JORD wood watch Cora and Fieldcrest side by side comparison | AwayFromBlue

I picked the Cora watch as it's a little more dainty than the unisex Fieldcrest watch I have. I was also really intrigued by the purpleheart wood, which looks lovely with the mother of pearl face. As well as the little cut-out detail on the face to see the inner workings of the watch, the back of the face is clear so you can see all the cogs moving around inside which is fascinating - especially to a toddler!

JORD wood watch Cora purpleheart inner workings cogs | AwayFromBlue

Being a wood watch, it's splash-proof but not waterproof. It means I can wear it through all the constant hand washing that comes along with two boys still in nappies, although I do have to take it off when washing the dishes or showering. It handles stay at home mum duties perfectly. My Fieldcrest watch has held up to a year and a half of use and over 30 wears. It's also been tough enough to cope with being pulled off the bedside table and worn by the toddler more times than I can count, so I'm confident this Cora watch will last as well.

Ways to wear JORD wood women's watch Cora purpleheart | AwayFromTheBlue

The ordering process was a little different this time around than last time. When you pick your wood watch, you can specify the size of your wrist and get it custom sized for you right out of the box. I used this feature, it's cheaper than getting the band changed at my local watch repair place and it fits perfectly. Being petite with tiny wrists and not always being able to find things to fit me properly, I appreciated this extra service.

JORD Cora purpleheart and mother of pearl women's wood watch silver bracelet stack | AwayFromTheBlue

The only downside I can find with this watch is that it's an automatic one, so it doesn't use a battery. This means if you get over excited and don't read the manual (guilty!) you won't wind the watch enough when you first set the time and you'll be confused the next day when it stops ticking. Once you read the manual and follow the instructions to properly setup the watch, you won't have any problems and the watch will keep the right time.

JORD Cora women's watch purpleheart and mother of pearl with pink and purple bags | AwayFromBlue

Just like my first experience with JORD watches, I was impressed with the speedy shipping time from the US to Australia and the absolutely beautiful presentation. I shared my delight at opening the box on my insta story. These wood watches make great gifts! They are so unique.

JORD wood watches presentation display box unique gift | AwayFromBlue

If you are inspired by the different ways I've worn my watches or have someone in mind to gift one to, you'll love this generous giveaway! Just by entering you'll get a little something and one lucky winner will get a $100 e-gift voucher. As this is my second wood watch from JORD, I'd be happy to help answer any questions you have about them in the comments too.

Click here for a $20 off code for JORD wood watches and a chance to win a $100 e-gift voucher!

Note: giveaway ends on 26th September. Giveaway is administrated by JORD for Away From Blue readers. I am simply promoting it through my blog. E-gift codes are automatically emailed to entrants. It is open world wide as JORD ships internationally and everyone who is reading here can enter.

AwayFromBlue JORD fieldcrest unisex black wood watch worn different ways seasons fall spring summer

This post was sponsored by JORD wood watches. As always, opinions and views expressed on this blog are my own.

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Monday, 14 March 2016

Mulberry Oak Bayswater, Wrap Dresses for the Office: 3rd Trimester Corporate Style

As mentioned in my previous post, I'd been talking about and thinking about my handbags, and how things will change with them when baby's born. When toddler T was a baby, it took me a while before I started carrying my bags again and not just throwing my things into the baby bag.

The Mulberry bayswater is one of the bags that I'm sure will be neglected for a while. It's perfect for the office, not so much a day with a toddler. In my final weeks at work before maternity leave it was good to get it out again.

What I wore:

AwayFromBlue | Third Trimester Office Wear Thrifted Pritned wrap dress Mulberry Bays

AwayFromTheBlue | Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather JORD fieldcrest wood watch
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace
Dress: thrifted Target printed wrap dress (with white Jeanswest singlet underneath)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey (on sale in black)
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (previously owned bargain here)

Why I wore it:

Can't believe this is only the third wear of this dress! Considering I got it at the op-shop (thrift shop) for $1 it's still a pretty good cost-per-wear though. I had the usual second trimester panic that nothing fit and I had nothing to wear so I went op-shopping and found this for only a dollar. A size larger than my normal, I knew it would work in pregnancy. It's a great piece for the office, although I don't see myself wearing it much after pregnancy so I'll try squeeze in a few more wears before baby arrives.

Last worn: Ray-Ban WayfarersTarget printed wrap dress, studded mouse flatsMulberry Bayswater bag.

Other ways to wearprinted wrap dress in the second trimester, studded mouse flats and denim shortsMulberry Bayswater and a chambray dress.

Where to buy the Mulberry Bayswater:

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Pregnancy Office Outfit Soon Maternity Wrap Dress Mulberry Bayswater

AwayFromTheBlue | Mulberry Oak Bayswater tote on shoulder JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Dress: Soon Maternity 'Madeline' grey print wrap dress
Singlet: (under dress) thrifted Cotton On yellow tank
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs two tone flats in blush and black
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch (C/O)
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (previously owned bargain here)

Why I wore it:

Another day at the office, another printed wrap dress! Unlike the one above, I feel I'm wearing this dress a lot this pregnancy! It's almost a weekly thing....

It's nice though having a go-to outfit for work though. It makes picking out something to wear the next day much easier, no matter how tired I am at the end of the day.

Last worn: Soon Maternity printed wrap dress, yellow singlet, cap toe ballet flats, Mulberry Bayswater (above).

Other ways to wearSoon Maternity wrap dress in the second trimester, yellow singlet without a maxi dress, cap toe ballet flats and skinny jeans, Mulberry Bayswater for returning to office after maternity leave.

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Corporate Style: Printed Dresses And Trench Coats For The Office

Easy corporate style for those 'I don't know what to wear' days, printed dresses! They are a great go-to outfit for any occasion, not just for office wear.

I picked these two dresses to wear as I felt it had been a while since I'd worn them.

What I wore:

Printed dress for the office in winter ankle boots cardi scarf trench pink and purple

Balenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete
Jacket: Temt black trench coat 
CardiJeanswest Peggie kimono in purple mulberry marle
Scarf: Cotton On fuchsia pashmina
DressJeanswest 'Melanie' paisley mixed print dress
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete

Why I wore it:

It was little chilly in the morning, and this is quite a lightweight dress, so I added a purple cardi under my trench coat that you can kinda see peeking out in the first photo. Kept me warm at my desk too as the dress has short sleeves.

Hopefully I can re-create this look when the weather is warmer, without the trench coat as I really liked the cardigan and dress together. I thought the fuchsia pashmina complimented the purple well.

Last worn: black trench, pink pashmina, purple cardi, mixed print dress, ankle boots, Balenciaga tempete day bag.

Other ways to weartrench coat and a pencil skirt, pashmina and a shift dress, purple cardi and jeansdress in the third trimester, ankle boots and a maxi skirt, Balenciaga day bag and a maxi skirt.

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What I wore:

Winter office wear trench FCUK printed sheath dress Mulberry Bayswater tote

Mulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather for the office
Jacket: Barkins beige trench coat 
DressFrench Connection 'Fast Rhonda' dress in black/caramel
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather (previously owned bargain here)

Why I wore it:

A warmer day so less layers - just a trench over this dress. I didn't add a scarf, because I find this dress a little tricky to wear a scarf with. I don't have many plain scarves, most are printed! Could have done with a scarf to keep me warm in the early morning, but wasn't too bad without it.

It's been a while since I last wore this Mulberry Bayswater bag too! I wore it in March, on my first day back at work after maternity leave. Overall, I've only worn this bag 21 times in the past 3 and a half years (my blog archive is great for finding out info like this!). The leather is extremely sensitive to water, even after I've waterproofed it with the same product I use on all my bags. It tends to get worn mainly for the office. It's such a classic style that will never go out of date though, and some days you just want a formal bag like this for work, so that's why I've held onto it.

I've got a more detailed review of the Mulberry Bayswater on my youtube channel.

Last worn: beige trench, printed sheath dress, camel flats, Mulberry Bayswater tote.

Other ways to weartrench with orange and burgundy, printed dress with a printed scarf, ballet flats with a boho dress, Bayswater and a baby bump.

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Outfits for Returning to the Office After Maternity Leave - Pencil Skirts and Mulberry Bayswater Tote

My first office wear of the year, as I'm now back at work! I've returned earlier than planned, partly due to getting a place at our ideal child care centre a little sooner than needed. When a place comes up, you take it! Some people are on waiting lists for day care before their babies are even born. In Australia, you are legally entitled to 12 months maternity leave, and my company allows 2 years.

Those who are parents will know first-hand that (like everything in parenthood) you get a lot of differing and very vocal views from everyone. I've had people constantly asking when I'm going back to work, why am I not back at work yet...and then on the other hand, people asking why I'm back at work a couple months early or why I'm returning back to work at all. Everyone does the right thing for them and their child (or children) at that point in time. Mums always know best. And that means for me, that I've returned to work. :)

Here's what I wore for my first day back after returning from maternity leave:
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TopRiver Island floral print sleeveless shirt
Skirt: Review 'Ziggy' polka dot pencil skirt
Shoes: Wittner 'Mimi' heels in mushroom
Bracelets: the usual plus JORD black Fieldcrest wood watch C/O JORD Watches
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

I'd thought a lot about what I should wear for my first day back - and figured overdressing was the best way to go. So collared button up shirt (but sleeveless with no blazer because it's Queensland and summer), pencil skirt, heels, and structured, formal bag. I've mentioned before that my workplace is business casual, with a lot of emphasis on the casual side of things.

I felt suitably overdressed for tackling a mountain of emails! It was good to see people who I hadn't seen in a while, and there was a lot to catch up on. There was also a lot of technical issues to wrap my head around - lots of things to set-up and reactivate after being on extended leave. I think my biggest achievement of the day was not getting through all those emails, but managing not to cry when everyone asked how much I was missing baby T - I'd never spent so much time apart from him before.

Last worn: floral shirt, polka dot pencil skirt, brown heels, Mulberry Bayswater tote.

Here's what I wore to go to work:

NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Top: Target ruffle sleeve dog print blouse
SkirtAtmos&Here grey marle jersey pencil skirt (same in navy)
Shoes: Wittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

After wearing heels all day on my first day back, I needed to go back to flats again! My knee just isn't used to heels for an extended period of time. I've noticed being back at work that everyone seems to be sticking to business causal wear now. It was a really hot day (over 36 Celsius, 97 Fahrenheit) and I was expecting to be overdressed again. But I didn't see any denim! It wasn't out of place to see people in denim shorts in the office on hot days before I went on leave. The clothing guidelines were very flexible... I was pulled into an important meeting with just 30 minutes notice though so I wonder if that happens a lot and so people are always dressed to impress now, hehe. I even wondered if maybe the grey marle pencil skirt was too casual of a fabric at one point. I bought it a few months back thinking it would be perfect for the office, now I'm thinking it will just get worn on quieter days. A lesson to myself to stop buying things for the future, and just buy things that will get use now.

I wore this cute dog print top as I've been looking at it in my wardrobe and wanting to wear it for a while - it's really good for work, not so much casual day-at-home-with-baby wear. You can't really layer a nursing tank underneath. It really is a candidate for leaving my wardrobe, as it's been worn so little. But there is a reason. When I first got this top, it had a little belt and belt loops stitched on it. That's limited the ways I could wear it. So based on something Sheila said on her blog a while back, I cut the belt loops off! Managed to do it without cutting into the shirt, I was very pleased it didn't all fall apart on me! Meant I could wear the shirt over the top of my skirt, without having to line the waistband up with the belt loops sticking out. Hopefully this blouse gets a lot more wear now, as 4 times in nearly 2 years wasn't a lot. While I am trying to downsize my wardrobe, if there is some minor change I can make that would mean something gets more wear, I'll give that a try first before I let it go.

Last worn: dog print topgrey marle pencil skirt, black flats, Mulberry Bayswater (above).

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Monday, 10 November 2014

Spring Scarves! Chambray Shift Dress, Grey Tank and Colour Block Maxi Skirt

Two spring outfits with scarves! I'm trying to stretch as much wear out of my scarves as possible before the summer heat sets in. They are really practical accessories for life with baby T!

Here's what I wore to spend the day in the city:
Red spring scarf outfit grey tank maxi skirt Alexander McQueen skull
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
ScarfAlexander McQueen red skull-print modal and cashmere-blend scarf
Tank: gifted Target grey marle tank top
SkirtAsos colour block maxi skirt in red (on sale!)
Shoes: Wittner 'Columbia' cross strap sandals in tan

Headed into Brisbane city for the afternoon, to have a look at some of the G20 displays and artwork that was set up. There are all kinds of fun events in the evening, but it's a bit late for baby T to be out, so we just enjoyed the things we can do in the daytime.

Also took baby T into the office to introduce him to all of my colleagues and catch up on how things are going at work. I've been away almost 6 months now, and there have been so many changes in my absence! Going to be interesting seeing how many more changes come along before I return to work next year. So thankful for the generous maternity leave we get here in Australia.

This tank top is new - one my mum bought for me on a previous shopping trip. I wanted to add a bit of interest to the plain tank, but couldn't decide on a necklace. I thought the scarf was nice, and it wasn't too warm for it. I need to try still get some wear out of my scarves this spring, we will see if the weather cooperates! Thought about adding a handbag, but decided just to carry everything in the baby bag for simplicity.

Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, skull scarf, colour block maxi skirt, Wittner sandals. First time I've worn the tank.

Here's what I wore to go to an appointment:
Paisley print Snood Chambray Shift Dress Mulberry Bayswater Outfit
ScarfSeed Heritage Paisley print snood (on sale!)
DressEzra chambray shift dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

A little bit of a dull, drizzly start to the day, so took the chance to wear one of my thicker winter scarves. I ended up taking it off when the afternoon heat hit though. Probably not going to be able to wear it until Autumn comes around next year now.

Had an early morning appointment, so dropped baby T off at his grandparents and took my Mulberry Bayswater to hold all the paperwork and stuff I needed. No time to do my hair, so it's scraped up into a messy bun. It is becoming my hairstyle of choice!

I was going to wear my little tan flats with this (like I did last time I wore this bag), but decided on the gold ones instead. I quite like it in the photo, but while I was wearing it I did wish I'd gone with the tan flats!

Last wornpaisley print snood, chambray shift dress, metallic mouse flats, Mulberry Bayswater bag.

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Friday, 7 March 2014

Mulberry Bayswater. Jeanswest Wrap Dress | Casual Friday Maternity Skinny Jeans, Print Top

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:
Second trimester pregnancy essential print wrap dress for baby bump black and tan

mulberry bayswater tote bag
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Dress: Jeanswest floral wrap dress (with Cotton On caramel 'Forever Tank' underneath)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

Thursday was another big day at work for looking presentable and professional. I went with this simple wrap dress as an easy option! Wrap dresses fit every occasion right? Especially printed ones - don't think I've ever seen a printed wrap dress look out of place, haha!

Last worn: Jeanswest wrap dress, Cotton On tank, Marc by Marc Jacobs flatsMulberry oak Bayswater.

Here's what I wore today:
away from blue casual Friday skinny jeans print top office maternity wear

Mulberry Oak NVT leather Bayswater tote bag handbag worn on shoulder
NecklaceHouse of Harlow gold multi-strand necklace
TopJeanswest 'Rowena' print tank
JeansJeanswest maternity super skinny jeans in antique blue
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded neon and gold and black and gold bracelet set
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

Simple denim outfit for casual Friday today. Was feeling rather uninspired trying to find something to wear, so jeans and a printed top seemed like a nice easy option. Expected this top to be a little more roomy though - the bump is really growing well! Beginning to wonder if I may need more than my current 3 maternity shirts to see me through the last few months. I'm trying to buy as little new maternity wear as possible, and make the most of what I already own and the handful of pieces I've already bought.

Last worn: printed top, maternity skinny jeans, metallic mouse flats, Mulberry oak Bayswater (see above).

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Printed Top, Pencil Skirt, Mulberry Bayswater | Jeanswest Dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Bag

Here's what I wore to work on Tuesday:
Office wear mulberry baywater untucked shirt pencil skirt black and brown tan

mulberry bayswater tote bag oak NVT leather
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: House of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
Top: Cotton On Salta peasant top in Berlin print
Skirt: Jeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
Bracelets: the usual plus beaded black and gold bracelet set
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

A great benefit of this skirt is that it has elasticated side panels, you can see them better the last time I wore it. Makes it quite comfortable to wear, and perfect for a day of meetings with a loose printed top. Had to carry my Bayswater as I had to tote some papers around again, so I thought the print on the top tied in with the black and tan theme quite well.

Last worn: Rayban wayfarersprinted top, pencil skirt, camel flats, Mulberry Bayswater bag.

Here's what I wore to work today:
away from blue australian summer office outfit ruffle print dress mbmj fran

marc by marc jacobs carob brown fran bag ferragamo wrap bracelet
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette layered with Dogeared silver wishbone necklace
Dress: Jeanswest ruffle neckline animal print dress
Shoes: New Look brown cut-out detail shoe
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted mixed metal spiral bracelet stack, Ferragamo double wrap bracelet
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Had to do a presentation today in front of some fairly important people, so I was really nervous. Went with this simple printed dress so I'd feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. I think the presentation went well in the end, got a good response.

Was surprised when I looked back in the blog and realised I hadn't paired this bag and dress together before, seems like such an obvious combo as I like to wear this dress with brown a lot.

I've been wearing my Rayban sunglasses a lot lately after hubby kindly got them for me for Christmas. It's great to start off the new year with a new pair of sunnies and as I have a lot of cute pairs that are similar to the Wayfarer style it was an obvious choice. New year, new look and a new pair of glasses!

I think it's good to have a mix of sunglasses, especially for the summer sun in Australia. Vision Direct have even created a sunglasses lookbook to help you find the perfect glasses for you. I've owned some designer sunglasses in the past, but my current Wayfarer obsession puts me in the "girl next door" style category. Some nice sunglasses there! Check out the look book above to see what sunglasses match your style, I thought it was quite fun. :)

Last wornprinted dressbrown flatsMarc by Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Black Top, Pink Polka Dot Pencil Skirt, Gold Mouse Flats, Mulberry Bayswater | Stripe Dress, Alexander Wang Rocco Bag

Here's what I wore to work on Tuesday:
french connection sheer top and pink polka dot pencil skirt for work

mulberry oak NVT bayswater worn
Sunglasses: pink leopard print sunglasses from Paddy's Markets in Sydney
Necklace: Chanel necklace
TopFrench Connection verity voile black short sleeve shirt
Skirt: Cotton On 'Mica' mesh spot skirt in dusty pink
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

Wearing another top I haven't worn in a while! This used to be a high rotation piece, as I mentioned when I last wore it over a year ago. I definitely want to keep it in my wardrobe though, still love it and not ready to let it go yet! Hopefully I can work it back into high rotation again.

Last worn: pink leopard sunglassesFrench Connection top, pink polka dot pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Mulberry Bayswater tote.

Here's what I wore to work today:
Jeanswest striped rita fit and flare dress belted alexander wang rocco bag

Alexander Wang Rocco Bag in dark argon light rose gold hardware
Sunglasses: gifted Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
Necklace: gift from DH
Dress:  Jeanswest 'Rita' stripe jersey dress
Belt: Forever New skinny glitter belt
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagAlexander Wang Rocco with gold hardware in dark argon

Nice, simple, easy outfit for work today. I had lots of meetings so wanted to be comfortable. Was glad to be wearing flats too after we had to stand for a big meeting for over an hour. I felt sorry for the ladies in heels! Similar to the last time I wore this dress, I added a bright belt.

Linking with Three-fer Thursday, Spotlight Weekly Linkup, Third Thursday Threads today.

Last worn: blue sunglassesJeanswest stripe dress, blue belt, Wittner black flats, Alexander Wang dark argon Rocco bag.

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Friday, 27 September 2013

French Connection Black and White Dress, Mulberry Bayswater | Casual Friday Florals and Jeans, Alexander Wang Rocco Bag

Here's what I wore to work on Thursday:

French Connection print dress for the office patent black flats oak bag

Mulberry Oak bayswater kate spade skinny mini bow bangle

Necklace: Chanel necklace
Dress: French Connection Romany rib printed dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent leather logo plaque flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Kate Spade skinny mini bow bracelet (new purchase)
BagMulberry Bayswater in Oak NVT leather

Big bag today to carry some notebooks back to work, and also as I had a meeting on the other side of the city I had to take stuff along too. It was a nice sunny day, so a simple printed dress. Haven't worn this dress as much as I expected too after I bought it, so today was it's last wear. It's feels a little more casual than some of my other work dresses, so I usually pass by it in my wardrobe in favour of another. After reading Blue Paper Laterns Closet Inventory post, I've been thinking about how many clothes I own and how rarely I wear most of them. I need to be more ruthless with removing things that aren't perfect. Maybe once I've had a few more wardrobe clearouts I'll be brave enough to try and count what I have!

Last worn: French Connection print dress, patent MbMJ flats, Mulberry Bayswater bag.

Here's what I wore to work today:

away from blue casual Friday office outfit jeans floral tank

Alexander Wang Rocco bag in dark argon worn on arm

NecklaceIndigo Rose Design pearl and antique gold long necklace
Top: gifted floral and lace top
Jeans: Sass and Bide "Straight up" jeans
Shoes: Novo 'Camilla' brown bow flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagAlexander Wang Rocco with gold hardware in dark argon

Jeans for casual Friday :) Wasn't entirely sure what shoes to wear with this, but I think the brown looked nice with the little brown bits in the top. What do you think?

Linking up with Casual Friday Linkup, Friday's Five, Friday's Fancies, Friday's Fab Favourites today.

Last worn: floral print top, Sass and Bide Straight Up jeans, brown bow flats, Alexander Wang Rocco bag.

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