Friday, 26 August 2016

Blue and Pink: Monochrome Outfits With Magenta Balenciaga Day Bag

First up, I was featured as the most clicked blog over at A Pocket Full of Polka Dots!


I like bright accessories (especially handbags) as they make me smile when I wear them. As the boys and I have been a little unwell lately, I've been enjoying wearing one of my brightest bags - my magenta Balenciaga day bag - when we've been well enough to get out the house. Blue is my favourite colour and also gives me a bit of a boost when I wear it. While the pink bag pops against a black or grey outfit, I love the colour combination of blue and pink too.

What I wore:

Monochrome blue skinny jeans converse outfit with bright pink Bal bag | Away From Blue

cobalt knit and Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta | Away From The Blue
Jumper: Valleygirl blue knit jumper
JeansJeanswest Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black (on sale in grey)
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta (with Marc by Marc Jacobs Eliz-A-Baby bag on the stroller)

Why I wore it:

This was a nice easy outfit. I've shared the simple winter trick of throwing a knit over a breastfeeding singlet to look a little more pulled together before. Went to the park and had a doctor's appointment.

It was quite a sunny day so I didn't wear a scarf with this and even considered taking the jumper off a few times! I really like the magenta bag and cobalt jumper together.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, cobalt knit, skinny jeans, Converse, Balenciaga magenta day, Marc Jacobs Eliz-a-baby bag.

Other ways to wearcobalt knit in the office, skinny jeans and a trench coat, Converse and flared jeans, Balenciaga magenta day with a neutral outfit.


More Balenciaga day bags:







What I wore:

cobalt scarf navy tee chambray maxi skirt pink balenciaga day bag | AwayFromBlue

vintage Balenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta RH tassels | AwayFromTheBlue
Jacket: Paper Scissors grey wrap cardigan
ScarfMarc by Marc Jacobs bright blue stole
TeeAtmos & Here Avery marle tee in navy (on sale!)
SkirtNoisy May long denim maxi skirt (on sale!same in shorter length)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white (on sale)
BagBalenciaga Day bag in 2005 magenta

Why I wore it:

Such a busy morning when I wore this. Knowing that there seemed to be a cycle of feeling better and then quickly getting sick again, I tried to cram as many errands into one morning as I could when we seemed to be feeling okay. I was running behind and then an extra long stop at the post office (because I was chatting too long) and my local store being sold out of something I wanted meant I didn't manage to get everything done. I made a good attempt though!

I'd thought of wearing the tee and skirt together back when I first bought them, and as I liked the cobalt and magenta in the outfit above I thought the cobalt scarf would be a nice addition. While I like the colours together and I like each piece separately, I was a little unimpressed with how it all looked. As I was running late I just wore it anyway, but probably would have changed if I'd had more time. Not quite an outfit fail, more a case of something not looking as nice on as I'd imagined in my head.


Last worn: cobalt scarf, grey cardigan, navy marle tee, chambray maxi skirt, Converse, Balenciaga day bag (above).

Other ways to wearcobalt scarf and stripes, grey cardigan and flare jeans, navy marle tee and a leather jacket, chambray maxi skirt and purple, Converse and grey jeansBalenciaga magenta day with graphic tees and a baby bump.


Linking up with Fab Faves, The Ultimate Rabbit Hole, Shoe and Tell, Let It Shine, Hello Monday, Modest Monday, Classy Monday, Mix It Monday.



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69 comments:

  1. Yea, I know what you mean, when I'm not feeling well and I go out I like to wear my favorite pieces and colors! Helps me feel better :D
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  2. I love the combination of blue and pink too - both outfits are lovely!
    I hope you and the boys are feeling better now!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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  3. Love the blue and magenta. Hope you can all stay well!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  4. Mica you look great, specially that second look with that pretty bright pink bag and blue hues.

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  5. I love that you paired such a high-end bag with your cons for a really wearable look!

    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

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    1. I love my Converse, so comfy and great for running around with the boys! :)

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  6. Magenta + Blue is my new favourite colour combo. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I love the bright pops in bags when wearing a mono color

    Life is just Rosie

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  8. Congrats on the most clicked! :) I love the pop of colors you always add to your outfits! You have an amazing aray of bags and scarves!

    http://mylittlenest.org/blog/white-and-black-shift

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  9. I saw that on A Pocketful of Polka Dots, congrats!! These looks may be my favorites of yours yet Mica--something about the blue of your sweater in your first look and the scarf in the second look so, so pretty with that bag. I want to put those colors together right away!!

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  10. So gorgeous! As usual. Love the pink and blue mixture.

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  11. Sorry that you guys have not been feeling good! But I agree that a fun bag can definitely brighten up your day! The pink looks really nice against the blue!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. Yes it's a great little way to boost your mood! :)

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  12. You look beautiful in blue, which is why I can totally understand why it's your favorite color! I love the way it looks paired with pink too and you've created such lovely pairings with the two. I hope you fully feel better!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you! it is a great colour pairing :) And I'm feeling much better :)

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  13. That bag is so cute! Love your blog <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  14. I wouldn't think of this color combo, but I really love it! It's unexpected, but in a good way!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad I could introduce you to it! :)

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  15. That colour of that magenta bag is just glorious and doesn't it go so great with that blue?!

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  16. I love that bag! And I love bright purses too! Especially for work, where we have a strict dress code, so bags are one of the only ways we can show personality.

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  17. Blue and pink look great on you! Aren't pink accessories fun when you are surrounded by boys xx

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    1. hehe yes it's fun to have a little pink! :)

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  18. Blue really suits you, and the magenta is nice and bright. I turn to bright lipsticks when I don't feel the best, so I completely get your choice of bag.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yes bright colours in any form can be so uplifting :)

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  19. That’s such a nice way to inject some brightness into your day when your boys are sick! I hope they get well soon. Love the outfits. You always wear casual chic so well.

    TFM BLOG

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    1. Thank you! They are doing much better :)

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  20. love the blue and pink color combo! such a fun vibe!

    kelseybang.com

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  21. Such a cute bag! I love its color and its size, I think it's perfect especially when you've got a lot of stuff to bring. :) Hope to hear from you soon! x

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
    http://www.airishabella.blogspot.com

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  22. ooh first of all, congrats! love how you mixed the bright pink and blue in the two outfits. I've got to try this colour combo! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! Glad I could give you some inspiration :)

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  23. I like bright accessories too and my handbags are mostly colourful, I own only 2-3 black bags. I love your blue sweater, such a lovely colour!

    Yiota x
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  24. Blue is my favourite colour as well. That Balenciaga is so chic! I like the design.

    (◕‿◕✿) EmoteraGoddess.com | Instagram | Bloglovin

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  25. I love the idea of a colourful bag...it can brighten up an outfit! Love the colour! I think colour can make us feel better!

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  26. Magenta is such a gorgeous colour! You are almost at 400 followers!
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. Yes so close to 400 bloglovin followers :)

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  27. You look great in blue! And the pretty bag looks so nice with the blue!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  28. really cute, love the pink bag!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  29. very nice color combo indeed - it made me smile as well

    Hope you and the boys are all better now

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  30. When I'm not feeling well, throwing on a bright lippie always makes me feel better! The first look is my favorite. What a versatile pink bag :)

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  31. Oh very cute bag darling!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  32. Love that blue sweater on the first look! Goes so well with the bag!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  33. Yay on your most-clicked! Well deserved, I'm sure. Hope everyone gets well and stays that way soon. Surely warmer weather will help.

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    1. Yes I'm hoping the warmer weather brings a break in the sickness!

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  34. Blue just happens to be my favorite color too! (: Though the shade is more of a powdery blue. (; Dang you guys are STILL sick?! Does it seem like there's some relief coming soon? I sure hope so! Two cranky babes makes for a cranky mama.

    Congrats on being the most clicked blog! You totally deserve it!

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    1. Thanks Kiki! It has been such a tough winter! We are better now, but I'm waiting for something else to hit....ha!

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  35. Bummer the little ones haven't been feeling good. Hope they feel better this week! You look adorable though!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you :) We are all feeling much better

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  36. Mica, both looked great! Love that pop of magenta with the blue & gray. Looks so pretty combined :D I bet everyday is an errand. You look spectacular my friend.
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  37. I love that magenta color! Your second outfit is exceptionally cute!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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  38. This bag is absolutely fabulous! Love the bright pop of colour. Hope you have a lovely week!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  39. That bag is so adorable and such a great pop of colour. I love colourful accessories too...a bag in a bright colour always brings a smile to my face.

    I also really like the combo of pink and blue. You look lovely in both these outfits.

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  40. I love adding little pops of color to outfits that tend to be monochromatic. It adds a little something interesting. The second outfit is my fave. :)

    Jenn
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  41. Both looks great! Beautiful!

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  42. Thank you all for your kind comments and get well soon wishes :)

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