Top: Luxx

Jacket: Veronika Maine

Skirt: Virtu

Belt: Sussan

Shoes: Milu

I’m back!

Just like the song says, New York’s a helluva town. Big and brash and loud, with little patches of serenity in the parks. Full of fascinating people from every walk of life, great food, good shops.

I got to meet the beautiful Louise from Sohomode in person, and thank her for making the gorgeous tea dresses for my bridesmaids. I also managed to find a pair of ankle boots that don’t make my legs look like fence posts (hurrah!) and as usual, I OD’d on buying knickers from Aerie, going back four times for MOAR PANTIES.

While I was away more and more exciting news rolled into my inbox, so I have a few little snippets of “yay!” to share with you this week.

First off, I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Frocks and Frou Frou has been voted one of the 25 best Style & Beauty blogs in Kidspot’s “Voices of 2013” campaign. Hurrah!


It would be wonderful to make the finals, and I have a dream about winning the writing contract (in my deepest heart-of-hearts, I fantasise about writing professionally) but I’m up against some pretty serious professional blogger names, so I’m ridiculously chuffed to have even made the shortlist. Thank you to the mystery person who nominated me – you guys have such faith and belief in Frocks & Frou Frou that I’m humbled. I’m so lucky to have such generous and supportive readers.

 So that’s exciting news number one.

I won’t bang on too much, because I’m still recovering a bit from jet-lag and I’m about to fall face-first into the laptop, but let me finish by pointing out that on my little sidebar over to the right I have a NEW button. I’ve finally succumbed to Facebook, and have set up a page for Frocks & Frou Frou. If you’re interested, please head on over and “like” me. I’m still a bit of a newbie at it, so feel free to throw some suggestions and recommendations my way – what would you like to see on there? Recipes? Motivational statements? Shopping tips? Photos of my cat?

22 thoughts on “Newsworthy

  1. I don’t care what day you wore it.
    It is super cute. I luff.
    Missy, I hope we get to have coffee and talk body love books around fitzroy way soon, but not this weekend as I am off to Sydney.

  2. Congrats on the nomination and fingers crossed for a win! As for the fb page, I’d love to see shopping tips, news items that interest you, body image stuff, and, yeah, a few cat photos 🙂

  3. I was hoping your ‘news’ might be of the bun-in-oven variety but the blog nomination is pretty awesome!

  4. More cat photos! More cat photos!

    (can you tell I am a crazy cat lady?!?!?)

    P.S. Love this blog, you always look gorgeous and thanks for opening up the world of plus size fashion to me – I just bought my first Igigi dress and it is divine! One day I will go to New York JUST for a shopping trip.

  5. Yay for you and you wonderful blog!!!! Very well deserved!
    I will love this jacket forever and ever….LOVE! And looks so cute with the stripey skirt!
    Fb page- no motivational sayings please!!! Shopping tips, your recent purchases, crafty stuff, recipes etc!

  6. I’ve been reading your blog for approximately a thousand years, and I’ve got to say, I think this is absolutely my favourite outfit that you’ve ever done! So gorgeous! I have to recreate it x

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