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For today's Weekday Wear Linkup, I'm sharing two blue printed dresses I wore to the office recently with some silver giant hardware Balenciaga bags.
What I wore:
Jacket: Jeanswest grey jersey blazer
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace ( new purchase)
Dress: Shein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
Shoes: Walnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bag: Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH
Why I wore it:
This floral swing dress is such a great piece to wear on a hot day, but this is the first time I've worn it to the office. With the longer 3/4 lengths sleeves and the long knee length hem, I think it's a good option for a business casual office like mine. The swing style makes it a little more casual so I added a blazer on top to make it a bit more professional. Kept the accessories simple too with the black ballet flats and the black Balenciaga part time bag.
The floral crystal necklace is one I picked up in my opshop haul as a possible accessory to wear to a glitter themed fashion show. I ended up wearing a thrifted glitter tank instead and so have just being waiting for an opportunity to wear this necklace. Delicate crystals seem a bit over the top for the playground and pointy edges aren't the best around the boys. The office was the perfect place to wear it and it goes with the floral print on the dress nicely I thought.
Last worn: grey jersey blazer, floral swing dress, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag. First time I've worn the necklace as it's a recent purchase.
Other ways to wear: grey jersey blazer and pencil skirt, floral swing dress and denim jacket, black ballet flats and maxi skirt, Balenciaga part time bag worn 30 ways.
Perfect for pregnancy: black ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.
My Balenciaga Handbag Collection:
What I wore:
Necklace: thrifted statement gunmetal hardware necklace
Dress: French Connection blue Paisley print dress
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bag: Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag
Why I wore it:
Unlike the swing dress above, this paisley print sheath dress is a frequently seen piece in the office. It's a go-to for me and a wardrobe oldie.See the first time I shared it on the blog back in 2012!
I'd actually planned another outfit to wear on this day, but the heatwave temperatures made me change my mind and so I wore this simple sheath dress instead. It was a foggy start to the morning as you can see behind me, but warmed up to a super hot spring day. Accessorised with another thrifted necklace, this big gunmetal one was another option I bought at the opshop for the event I didn't end up using, but it also looks great worn to the office.
The purple Balenciaga work bag is often worn with this dress, I like blue and purple together!
Last worn: paisley print sheath dress, statement silver necklace, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga purple work bag.
Other ways to wear: paisley print sheath dress with pink, silver ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways.
Perfect for pregnancy: paisley print sheath dress in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.
Blue Printed Dresses Under $50:
How You Can Wear It:
A printed dress is a great option when you're feeling uninspired and you can wear one in your favourite colour for a bit of a boost. Blue is my favourite colour! If you're worried your dress is a little too casual for the office, just add a blazer.
Weekday Wear Linkup #43
Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!
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