Shirt dress layering

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The best thing about chilly days and work is being able to layer for the to and fro commute outdoors as well as the hours you spend indoors in the office.

This was actually my first time layering with a shirt dress in this way..
When you think of layering with a shirt dress, we’re obviously thinking “put more layers on top!”

But no.
This time, it was a bit different.

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Work Wednesday – Colour Combos for the Win

top: Abercrombie & Fitch, pants: Zara

Colour matching for outfits can be difficult,
so many of us dodge and hide from wearing colours and go for black white and grey.
I love those shades, but I also love colours.
I got a lot of compliments with this colour combo the last time I wore it out
(navy blue + egg yolk yellow)
I have something for both these fall shades of the two very different colours
and they work very well with each other.
In terms of colour combinations, 
I would avoid:
– something bright on something else that’s also very bright
ex. pink + purple
green + red
…etc.
There are many more but it’s hard for me to name them all,
I kinda just get the gut feeling that it’s not right
when I see it.
There’s no reason to avoid colour though,
when in doubt,
wear the bright item with something white.
I hope that helps!
Happy Hump Day!

xoxo
mandeeeee
Shop Similar:
Layered-Panel Chiffon BlouseFlat Collar Woven BlouseSatin Surplice Top
Butterfly Sleeve Gauze BlouseWrap Turtleneck Crop TopPleated Trapeze Dress

Work Wednesday – Play with an Autumn Palette

I’m usually quite safe with the colours I wear
but let me tell you a little trick on matching colours for your outfits..

I know it’s still super hot,
but it’s time to think ahead and decide on what colours to add to your closet for the next season.
The fall palette I’ve modelled here includes my favourite fall tones of each other those colours.
I would go with them each individually, or in combinations
(except maybe the burgundy and green..)
I hope that helps!!
xoxo
mandeeeee
Shop my look below:
Nili Lotan Cotton Voile Top in Green
Jules Pants Navy Blue FrenchTrottersJones New York Collection Petite Wool Blend Dress Pants-NAVY-Petite 4
Bordeaux Red Fluffy BallerinaValentin Slippers Red ChatellesLauren Ralph Lauren Snake-Embossed Driver Shoes-RED SNAKE-6MORENA MORENA TIKITA TL0183 Wind Red Leather Shoe

Work Wednesday – Mixing Textiles

top: club monaco (old but a cute one here and here, or I might match the skirt with this), 
skirt: zara or a cute one here,
 shoes: nike flyknit roshe run here
sunglasses: monki (wishing I were wearing Karen Walkers), bracelet: Natalie B (similar here)

Played around with mixing textiles into one outfit.

Tucking in the top helps give more shape to the whole outlook,
which I prefer, in this case.
I tried not tucking it in, and given that this top has no shape to it whatsoever,
it looked extremely weird.

For work, I would simply wear loafers, flats or work appropriate shoes instead of sneakers.
This look is seriously very safe and hard to go wrong.

Happy Hump Day sweetie pies!

xoxo
mandeeeee

Work Wednesday – Bright and Yellow

top: gap (on sale now here), pants: uniqlo (but an even better pair here),
 shoes: topshop (past season but similar here), 
sunglasses: rayban here, watch: Daniel Wellington 
The peplum top is just perfect for work in this hot summery weather.
First of all, it’s in my favourite colour: yellow!
And it’s sleeveless, which makes it all the better for ladies like me who sweat a lot.
Throw on a neutral-toned cardigan and you will be fine in an office with blasting A/C.
Then, when you go out for lunch or go outside to run errands during the day,
you’re arms (and pits) will love you.
They are also from my GAP sale haul!!
More about that later..
Cheers!
Happy Hump Day!
xoxo 
mandeeeee

Work Wednesday – Pop of Colour

 

















dress: bought in Hong Kong (similar here), shoes: Gap (similar here), bag: Mansur Gavriel
sunglasses: monki (but I’d rather be wearing this or this)
Adding a pop of colour to a full on black outfit 
is always a great way to bring out good vibes (my favourite).
It’s like you’re saying
” I’m cool and sophisticated
but I have a fun side if your on my ‘nice’ list “
without having to say a word.
One thing I always keep in mind when dressing myself is that
I am what I wear

and as much as we like to think that we don’t judge books by their covers 
and people by the way they dress,
we do.
So make sure you bring out the message you wish to convey
and not something totally off and different than who you really are.
Stay bright under these gloomy skies, my dears.
xoxo
mandeeeee