Shoes: I Love Billy
This outfit really needed something else to make it sing – a belt maybe? Or a necklace? – But I was so delighted at finally, FINALLY managing to find a mustard-coloured t-shirt, that I wanted to show it off straight away.
I’d more or less given up hope of finding one, after scouring all my usual “basics” haunts both online and in the shops.
I spent an entire day trying everywhere in Melbourne’s CBD that I could think of, and I found a few mustard tops, but they all had writing on them, or buttons, or pockets, and I just wanted something really, really simple.
I’d decided to just throw in the towel, admit defeat, and maybe have a stab at dying a plain white one when I stumbled across this super-soft t-shirt in the Bonds department at my local Myer. Huzzah!
I went just as splendidly with my new Asos mod-check midi skirt as I’d hoped.
The skirt’s not perfect – I was wrong when I said it was the same shape as the fit-and-flare skirts, it’s much more of an a-line shape and isn’t nearly as full at the bottom. The fabric’s a heavy fabric, halfway between a jersey and a woven knit, and a bit bobbly. It looks suspiciously like it might pill in time, but so far so good.
The print’s not as clean-cut as the pictures make it seem, and there’s an odd little hiccup in the print just around my hips where the fabric looks like it’s skipped a bit, so the squares are squished flat, and the lines are a little out of joint. It annoyed the crap out of me when I first noticed it, but it’s not a deal breaker. It’s also not lined, whatever the description says.
Anyway, I bitch and moan, but I could have sent it back and I didn’t, so I obviously quite like it.