Weekday Wear Linkup! Long Sleeve Blouses and Pencil Skirts For Spring

Trying a new colour scheme and an old favourite for today's Weekday Wear Linkup, with some pretty blouses and textured pencil skirts.

What I wore:

berry jeanswest frankie blouson sleeve blouse with blush pastel pink polka dot pencil skirt | awayfromblue
Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH on arm | awayfromtheblue
awayfromblue Instagram | blue and berry blouson sleeve blouse and pencil skirt office spring outfit
Blouse: Jeanswest Frankie soft blouse in berry
Skirt: Cotton On 'Mica' mesh spot skirt in dusty pink
Shoes: Walnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bag: Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

I'd planned to wear this outfit the previous day I was in the office, but the crazy heatwave meant I changed up what I'd planned to wear then, and wore this on my other office day instead. I was glad to be able to wear this outfit at last!
Thought I'd try something a little different with the blush skirt and the berry blouse together. I really liked the colour combo, and decided to keep it simple with everything else, going without a necklace or statement earrings and just wearing black accessories. I thought the black ballet flats and Balenciaga part time bag matched the fuzzy polka dots on the skirt nicely.
Last worn: berry blouse, polka dot pencil skirt, black ballet flats, Balenciaga part time bag.
Other ways to wear: berry blouse and maxi skirt, polka dot pencil skirt with purple, black ballet flats and jeans, Balenciaga part time bag and shorts.
Perfect for pregnancy: polka dot pencil skirt in first trimester, black ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.

Balenciaga vs Rebecca Minkoff Bags

What I wore:

monochrome lace pencil skirt navy target blouse business casual office outfit gold accessories | away from blue
Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon with lace skirt Llama bag charm | away from the blue
awayfromtheblue Instgagram blouse and pencil skirt monochrome lace business casual spring outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
Top: Target Preview navy long sleeve collared shirt
Skirt: Asos blue textured lace pencil skirt
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel Tote in moon

Why I wore it:

Unlike the first outfit, this is a colour combo I often wear. This blue lace skirt looks great paired with other blue pieces and when I saw this blouse in the Target clearance sale I thought of wearing it with this skirt right away. Instead of a necklace I wore my Kmart gold and mustard tassel earrings, to match the gold mouse flats. The Rebecca Minkoff navy Regan bag matched the navy top and lace skirt well too.
The only downside with this outfit is that the blouse looked a bit too voluminous with the half tuck. Think I need to try tuck it all in next time. It's an awesome relaxed trapeze cut but it made tucking into this high waisted skirt a little tricky!
Last worn: navy collared blouse, mustard earrings, lace pencil skirt, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag.
Other ways to wear: navy collared blouse with burgundy, blue lace pencil skirt worn 30 ways , gold mouse flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag and jeans.
Perfect for pregnancy: blue lace pencil skirt in second trimester , gold mouse flats in third trimester.

Long Sleeve Blouses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A pencil skirt is an office staple and wearing a blouse with it creates a lovely feminine outfit. You can go monochrome and match the blouse and skirt together like I have in the second outfit, or be a little brighter and pair a colourful skirt with a jewel toned blouse like in the first outfit.

Weekday Wear Linkup #42

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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Linking up with Turning Heads, Confident Twosday, Trend Spin, Style On The Daily, Fashion Frenzy, Style Six, Thursday Moda, Fashion Frenzy, Red Carpet Style.