Through the Arch Window

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouTop: Sportsgirl

Skirt: Jacqui E

Shoes: Chie Mihara

Pardon the shiny face and the flat hair! It bucketed down rain for most of today and I’m just feeling a bit waterlogged. Still, at least my awesome graphic print skirt still has a bit of fouff.

I spotted this one in the window at Jacqui E just before Christmas while I was doing some present-buying. They’ve been flying under my radar for a year or so because I don’t have that much need for corporate-wear, and everything else on their racks was just so same-samey that I stopped visiting the shops. More fool me, because it looks like there’s still a few gems to be found.

Frocks and Frou FrouThe skirt is fully lined with lovely deep functional pockets. The outer fabric is a cotton sateen, which really showcases the bold black and white print (that, full disclosure, kind of reminded me of the Play School windows). The pleated skirt was sewn flat for several inches below the waistband which made the pockets pull open in a not-terribly-nice way over my hips, but once I got the skirt home I just unpicked the pleats open and the result’s much more successful.

The wide black waistband means that I haven’t figured out any other way to wear it other than with a black top, so any recommendations would be great!

I can’t find this skirt on the website any more, so if you love it as much as I did your best bet might be to try some of the clearance stores.

Whale of a Time

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouTee: Sin Clothing

Skirt: Modcloth

Shoes: Chie Mihara

Gosh, didn’t that weekend fly past? I had a lovely relaxed one; mooching about, sleeping in, doing a bit of housework and a bit of crafting. It’s always good to spend the first weekend after the first week back cruising, don’t you think?

Despite the black/grey/neutral palettes that have been trending on the blog lately, I’ve been wearing the hell out of this rust-coloured skirt from Modcloth. Today’s the first time I’ve tried teaming it with this stripey tee, which has been languishing at the bottom of a drawer for so long I (oops) kind of forgot I owned it.

I bought it a few years ago at one of the Queen Victoria Night Markets, but I’m pleased to say it’s also available on Etsy. It’s only available in one size, but it’s supposed to be fairly loose-fitting, so fortunately it fits The Rack of Doom easily.

Frocks and Frou FrouThe stripes are kind of roughly screenprinted, giving the top a nice home-made feel, and I totally love the little whale who’s -improbably – spouting scattered stars from his blow hole.