Follow The Leader

Lilli's "Following Dreams" set

So this is exciting! I’ve never used Polyvore before, but earlier this week I was invited to compose and submit an outfit for Modcloth’s “Uniquely You” Polyvore challenge.

The core item for the challenge was the “Following Dreams” sweater, which combines two of my favourite things: Polkadots AND stripes! In one convenient package!

I teamed it with the mustard “Bliss is the Life” skirt (because, MUSTARD!) and “Solid Choice” heels in navy.

The “Take a Dipper” necklace taps right into my passion for all things galactic (though admittedly I’ve gone off the idea of going into space since seeing Gravity), but it’s the “Pome Sweet Home” apple bag that OMG I’ve fallen really hard for!

How would you wear this sweater?

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Ballet Wrap Dress: Asos

Shoes: Seychelles

A few touches of sparkly gold to brighten up this navy dress on a grey and dreary Melbourne Monday.

This dress is one of those almost criminally comfortable dresses that make you feel guiltily under-dressed: like you’ve left the house in your dressing gown.

It’s a heavy jersey with plenty of stretch, a non-restrictive waistband, cross-over bodice, and midi length skirt. It’s the sort of thing that you can throw on and look instantaneously elegant and put-together even if you spent the previous night thrashing around in bed trying to get to sleep, while fighting a stuffy nose and the infernal tickle behind your breast bone from a cough that just won’t go away. *ahem*.

The shoes I bought from the Nordstrom Rack in New York when I was there in June, and they’re a pair of squishy ballet flats that invariably draw the attention of every 3 to 8 year old girl within twenty metres with their sparkly sparkliness.

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The glitter on these babies doesn’t shed (!) and they’re actually very comfortable for walking, with a decent amount of padding on the innersoles that makes the pavement slightly less palpable than the average ballet flat.

The real statement piece from today’s outfit is my “There’s a Map For That” Necklace from my very first Modcloth order a few months ago.

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There’s a Map For That Necklace: Modcloth

I originally spotted this necklace on the gorgeous Clementine Ford, and fell hard for it. It’s only $20, and is also available in silver, so it was an easy add-on to help rationalise the international postage costs for a Modcloth order.