Morning folks! Now this outfit might seem a little familiar to some of you. And that’s because I wore it to work on day and posted the outfit on Instagram and the people, well they wanted MORE. And me, well I’m all about what the people want. Unless the people want less stripes, more dots and naked photos {who ARE you pervy people Googling my full name and naked!? No really. Stop}. So I grabbed Hubby, dragged him to a local brick wall and got him to take some piccies.

You’re welcome.

This work outfit was comfortable, cosy and the people I work with actually gathered around to discuss how great it was for a while. That’s weird, right? It’s a tunic, some ponte pants and a cardigan but they stood at the reception counter complementing the line of it, the balance of the work with comfort, the colour palette. It’s funny how that happens. I mean, no one even mentioned my awesome floral blouse last time I wore it! Sometimes an outfit just works. So for goodness sake, add it to the rotation and congratulate yourself on being so awesome. 

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Do you know that it wasn’t that long ago that the idea of slim fit pants made me feel a little woozy and confronted? No really. I had seriously, well and truly bought into the idea that I needed wide leg pants or boot-cut jeans to balance out my large upper half. These days I hardly ever wear wide leg pants unless they are high-waisted and black. My jeans are pretty much ALL of the skinny variety.

Same goes for the belt over things. Who knew how awesome THAT could be for giving a great shape, drawing in all the layers and cinching in the waist. What a win that is and I still remember how ridiculous I felt when I first did it. Around here belts are just a vehicle for shiny belt buckles or looped loosely through the tabs while the pants bag low on the but. The idea of a skinny belt, strapped OVER the clothing, was foreign to say the least.

Times change. Style changes. And you know what? There are times when you try something new and magic happens. So I double dare you to give it a try. Choose a style and give it a go. Go nuts. You never know what you might find for yourself.

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Tunic – Autograph Fashion {2010!}
Cardigan – Autograph Fashion
Ponte Pants – MODA by Target {gifted}
Shoes – Emerson for Big W


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What’s your new favorite look, style or outfit? Seriously, tell me, I’m interested.  


  • Gi Csome

    I just love how you look on those pants!! People here don´t do the skinny-belt-over-the-clothing thing, and although I think it looks great on everybody else, whenever I try it, I feel like I can´t pull it off. You think it´ll work with a wider belt?

    • Thaaaanks! And funny you mention that because in my small town don’t really either. Haha. I think it would work with a wider belt. I think it’d just make it a little more dressed up if that makes sense? Something about a wide belt says dressed up to me. But that could just be me! Haha.

  • It is lovely, and I love your makeup – it’s so fresh and dewy!

  • Sarah Collins

    I really want some ponte pants like that! But me and pants are hit and miss at best, haha.They’re mostly too short in the legs, and the crotch hangs down way low! Lol I don’t know if I just have odd proportions or if anybody else has this problem? Anyway, I just bought a pair of red jaquard print pants from Target to wear to work, and they are an almost perfect fit. I think I’m in love haha.

    • These ones are $20 at Target that the moment, high waisted and hold you in nicely. I love them. They’re well worth a look. And it’s not just you, I have problems with pants ALL the time. Just keep trying, sometimes you just hit gold.

      • Sarah Collins

        I think a look into Target is in order come payday 🙂 Thanks!

  • I see belts used so often in stylish outfits… and I just haven’t been able to bring myself to do it! Mainly because a belt is low on my list of fashion spending priorities… and it’s hard to find ones that go around me! Must look out for some budget-friendly ones.
    And ponte pants! What is it with these pants? Everyone is raving! They look amazing in this outfit Melissa, you’re right sometimes things just work. And looking stylish and being comfy is about the gold medal combo of fashion I reckon.

    • This belt actually came with a dress I bought YEARS ago. I think if you have a skinny black and tan belt you can do pretty much anything with them. Well worth a look. ASOS have heaps that will fit up to a size 26/28’ish if you are happy to wear them high like I am.

      YES. It’s just a fabric but geez whiz it makes for some comfy and well fitting pants! Thank you Sarah. The comfy is SUCH a win in my books.

  • SpiikerKat

    loving this outfit on you! and you should always wear skinny pants!! they look amazing, you have such fab legs. And that last pic, oh so pretty! ok thats enough gushing 😛

    • Haha. Thank you lovely. I do love skinny pants, I’m glad I tried some on when I did. What a revelation!