All The Good Things

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouTee: Heart On My Fingers

Skirt: Target (similar here)

Shoes: TUK (or available here on sale in black)

So close to naming this post “Cats, Boobs & Tea”. SO close. Because, boobs, amirite?

This fabulous t-shirt is available in unisex sizes, so (silly me) I sized down, and the result is… pneumatic, to say the least.

I love the design though. Love it. Cats, books and tea are three of the best things in life (along with long hugs, the smell of rain, and chocolate), so I couldn’t resist this top once I saw it. It’s been on my wishlist since last year, and when my brother gave me an Etsy gift card for my Christmas present I finally snapped it up.

It’s made of a lovely soft worn-in fabric with plenty of stretch (obviously). Despite being a unisex fit the sleeves aren’t wide and flappy, and the shoulders aren’t too wide. In retrospect I should have trusted the seller and ordered according to measurements. To be honest, I’m severely tempted to order another in the larger size.

Frocks and Frou FrouWhen I first spotted the tee I knew I wanted to team it with a full black skirt, and I do really like it with this one from Target.

The shoes though… let me give you a close-up on the shoes:

Frocks and Frou FrouShoes: TUK

Adorable cat shoes with a wearable little heel, in my favourite, plummy colour (it’s finally back in style this season, thank God).

They’re from UK brand TUK and they fit my wide foot comfortably, plus the little heel is perfect height for walking. If you’re finding the burgundy velvet just a little bit too baroque you can also find them (on sale!) in a black suede.

Gingham Style

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou‘Matilda’ Dress: Lindy Bop

Belt: Lane Bryant

Shoes: Chie Mihara

After my success with my first Lindy Bop dress I thought I’d take advantage of their big end-of-season sale and try a few of their other styles on for size.

This one is the Matilda dress – a fifties-style shirt dress with Lindy Bop’s traditional full skirt, and a self-covered belt (that I swapped out for one of brown leather to cut back on the school-uniform vibe).

I sized up, because unlike my first dress (the Adele) Matilda doesn’t have any stretch to the fabric, and I was a bit concerned about how the button-up front would manage with the Rack of Doom.

I ended up sewing the front buttons up anyway so I probably could have stuck with the smaller size, as the larger swims a little on my narrow shoulders. The waist fits comfortably though, and I’m very thankful for the deep side pockets.

The big collar isn’t as flattering as the collar on my home-made Hawthorn dress, but for someone with a smaller bust it would provide a fantastic balance with the full skirt.

The dress is 100% cotton, and wonderfully breezy (39 degrees today in Melbourne. Sweltertown.) and while it’s not perfect, it was a steal at just 17 pounds.

In other news: If you’re in Melbourne this weekend, you might like to drop by the A Plus Market in their exciting new location at the Queen Victoria Markets. On Sunday Ashley Rose and I will be having our very own blogger bonanza stall, where you’ll be able to pick up some great pieces (and lots of favourites from the blog!)

12742537_964085757019852_1387571446755314611_nHope to see you there!