Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Top: Princess Highway (similar here)

Skirt: Modcloth

Shoes: Naturaliser

Just a Monday-night quickie to show off my newest Modcloth purchase – the Breathtaking Tiger Lillies Skirt in Orange.

If it looks a bit familiar it probably should; I’ve worn the mustard yellow version about eleventy thousand times since I bought it last year.

As I said in my original review it’s not the greatest quality, but for $50 it’s well worth the purchase price. The style’s super comfortable and versatile; easy to dress up or down with pockets, a removable woven belt, and a waistband that’s elasticized at the back for a bit of flexibility in sizing.

The fabric’s a light woven polyester that is a little bit prone to pulls and snags, but it doesn’t crush and the pleats at the front have a lovely light drape to them that gives the skirt volume without making it, you know, voluminous.

I bought the Mustard in XL, and the Orange in the 1X (because I’ve put a bit of weight on over winter) but both are still equally comfortable and flattering. The customer review photos (love this feature) proves that it’s a cut that works for almost all shapes and sizes.

If you’re in doubt about your sizing make sure you take advantage of Modcloth‘s AMAZING customer service system, where you can open up a chat window and request true measurements for any garment on the site.

For the warm weekend that Melbourne just spoiled us with I teamed it with a simple striped tee and nude pumps for a casual lunch with friends who’ve just had a baby, then a walk around the Bot Gardens with my guy.

Later in the day as I was catching up on my social media I was delighted to see both Liv from Wait Until the Sunset, and Katha from Kathastrophal were my style sisters for the day! Twinnies!

Breathtaking Tigerlillies

ETA: In perfectly timed timing I just got an email notifying me of Modcloth’s FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING offer, HUZZAH! TIME TO SHOP!

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Bye Baby Bunting frocksandfroufrou.comDress: City Chic (Similar Here)

Cardigan: Paper Scissors (Similar Here)

Belt: Closet Confessions Boutique

Shoes: Chie Mihara

Oh my God, look how white my legs are! Hi bare-legs weather – I’ve missed you!

Just a simple bunting-print dress – and oldie, but a goodie from City Chic – and a belted cardigan because it might be bare-legs weather,  but it’s not quite bare-shoulders weather… yet.

The first couple of weeks in my new job have been good. It’s been nice to have the flexibility of a repping job again; every day different from the last. The product’s very new to me (from books, to baby supplies) but I’m developing a radar for prams and a snobbish attitude about the best brands. (Mine, naturally)

I miss my books, I do. I miss the challenge of selling four hundred or more new products every release, and having to learn about new designers, artists, chefs and so on every month. I miss my booksellers as well – Some of them I’ve been seeing once a month for over a decade, and that’s a long relationship in anyone’s book (pun intended).

But life is coming back into something resembling a normal routine, and that’s a nice feeling. I’m reading lots, sewing a bit, baking less (no workplace, so no-one but Cameron and myself to eat the goodies I make).

And now that I’m not being boss-lady any more I’ve rediscovered my love of colour, full skirts and pretty dresses.

Just in time for Spring.