Remixed Mustard

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Skirt (remixed): AsosSimilar here

Cardigan: Paper ScissorsSimilar here

Shoes: Chie Mihara

My guy and I spent the past four days soaking up the sunshine in (still frankly very chilly) Perth, and arrived back on Melbourne’s coldest day for two years. It’s been a fairly brisk winter, all things considered, and I’m feeling pretty good about past-me’s decision to buy present-me a new winter jacket that’s made of wool, has a hood, and zips up the front (I got this one. It’s magnificent).

I’ve taken some shifts in a lovely local independent bookshop, helping to manage their children’s section while I get back on my feet. It’s actually been really nice to find myself back in bookselling after all these years: comfortable, like coming home. I’ve re-introduced a bit of colour and whimsy into my wardrobe again now that I’m not in an office environment doing business-y things and being a professional boss-lady.

For a while now I’ve been looking for another mustard skirt made of a better quality fabric that my much-loved Breathtaking Tiger Lilies skirt. This one popped up in Asos’ “premium” range but sold out while I was still vacillating over the purchase. Fortunately a lovely reader let me know on Twitter that she’d spotted it in a 16, so I snapped it up thinking I might be able to do something with the fabric if it didn’t fit.

It didn’t of course. Not even close, really, but it was an easy fix to unpick the waistband and loosen the pleats enough to widen it for my girth, and the result’s a winter-take on my favourite skirt. It also looks great with grey tights (I’ve been wearing these, from Sonsee, pretty much around the clock).

Fringe Benefit


Shirt: Michy Lou

Cardigan: Glassons

Skirt: Vintage via A+ Market

Shoes: Seychelles via DSW

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll already know this, but…  It’s back!

My “signature” fringe is back, and welcome to it.

It’s been over a year since I started growing it out, and I’m surprised by how much I missed it. It makes me feel bolder and more confident. Fake it til you make it, you know?

With the promise of spring in the air I’m trying to bring a bit more colour back into my outfits too. Going through the last few months I’ve realised that my default wardrobe has been tending towards blacks, greys and navy. It’s pretty uncharacteristic of me; I’ve always sung the praises of prints and pretty colours, even in winter.

Anyway, just a short one tonight because it’s getting late and I don’t have a lot to say but I just really wanted to show off my new ‘do.

How about you, are you contemplating a new look for spring?