Aussie Curves: Polkadots

Dress: Vintage via Miss Modular Vintage

Belt: free with Bettie Page Clothing dress

Shoes: Melissa

Oh my god, you guys. I’m completely blown away with your generosity. In less than 24 hours Frocks And Frou Frou has received more than 500 votes putting me in the top ten, and giving me chance at making it to the shortlist who will go on to the judging panel.

Two weeks of voting to go, so I’m going to keep the voting button on the front page – hope that’s OK!

navabi Curvy Blog Award 2012

Meanwhile, in all the excitement I realised that I’ve almost missed the deadline on this weeks Aussie Curves challenge, Polkadots!

I’ve got a surplus of polkadots in my wardrobe, so it wasn’t hard to rustle up a dotty outfit for today.

I wore my vintage thrifted minnie-mouse dress that I bought from Etsy shop Miss Modular Vintage. I bought this dress way back in 2009, and it’s still getting a good work out. It’s pretty nasty staticky fabric, but that’s easily solved with a good squirt of Statique. After a brief flirtation of wearing it with yellow accessories I’ve got back to my usual red. The better to match my frou frou:

Shoes: Melissa

Red Melissa shoes, still as comfortable as ever but starting to look a smidge scuffed at the toe. Apparently I can give give them a big of a scrub with warm soapy water and a cloth, so I might give that a try.

Bracelet: melt’m Design Studio

I got to see my little sister this week, when she surprised me with an off-chemo-week visit from Canberra. I’m pleased to see that like Fiona and I she’s still wearing her bridesmaid bracelet. They were chosen to signify a Chinese legend that links people to each other with an invisible red thread. I like to imagine that we’re lending Mae our strength on the tough days through our invisible red threads, and the bracelet reminds me of that.

Apple Pin: Bowel Cancer Australia

And I’m wearing my apple pin, of course.

Check out the other entrants in this week’s Aussie Curves Challenge by clicking the link below. I particularly love Ezmae’s amazing bright yellow dress, and I’m seriously lusting after Alison’s retro-inspired number from Stop Staring. Want to play along? Next week we’re doing pastels!

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19 thoughts on “Aussie Curves: Polkadots

  1. I’ve been going through the previous posts on your blog – it’s been a while sorry – and want to say, you are one of the best dressed women on the Internet. Your clothes make me smile, and I love that you link to the etsy stores you buy from too. Thank you.

  2. I shared your voting site on my blog, because I’m so excited about the possibility of you and Mae going to London. So excited you got a visit from her.

    This vintage dress is so much fun and so full of personality, and the graphic print is very in right now.

  3. Just voted and as of now you appear to be number 1. Hope you and Mae win. I have been following your blog since the Curvy Chicks days and you are just the best curvy blog out there. Good Luck!!!!

  4. I always love this dress when you wear it and I am on the constant hunt for one similar! I have voted for your blog for Navabi and fingers crossed you and Mae get a chance to come to London! I will certainly be up for meeting you as well (if you want to!).

  5. The red belt is very cute with that dress! There are squirrels in the grounds of my workplace so I thought of Mae today when I saw them. Have voted for you and am keeping my fingers crossed!

  6. Love the polkadots, but even moreso, I am LOVING that you and Mae are currently #1 in the votes for the Curvy Blog award.

  7. So glad to read that the votes are coming in for you and making that squirrel hunting trip a real possibility for you and your sister. How lucky you both are to be part of such a loving family.

    As for the dress: real big polka dots not those didly splatters usually masquerading under that name!

  8. Love the idea of the bracelets linking you and of giving strength to Mae- such a beautiful thought.
    Yay for the voting- def keep the pin on front and keep reminding people each blog til then!!

  9. I’ve voted! Soooo want you two to get to London! I’m with Mae, squirrels are awesomely cute! I went absolutely mad whenever I saw them in New York, I’d sit for ages and watch them in the park. Everyone should have a squirrel moment….especially Mae! X

  10. I don’t know if you’ve used one before, of if they sell them down under, but try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on your shoes. They are miraculous and handle scuffs marvelously! Just try it out on an inconspicuous spot first.

    And I am asking all my friends to vote for you. 🙂

  11. Love your blog Lilli so it was a pleasure voting for you, I hope you win! All the best to your darling little sister. Sisters are the best 🙂

  12. Lots of good vibes and good luck to you Lilli, I voted for you and hope you and your sister get London. And you are a very chic lady

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