Life Gets in the Way

Top: DIY from Marilla Walker top

Skirt: City Chic

Shoes: Rockport

Oh God, I’m a terrible blogger and it’s been over a month since I last posted. I’m still here, and happy, and well, and wearing clothes (believe it or not) but I’m afraid life has a way of getting in the way.

It’s been a wonderful life though. The Mister and I have started looking at potential wedding venues, and we’re also madly saving up for a house deposit. Work is a joy – I haven’t felt so enriched and rewarded for years – and the team that I work with are divine.

I’ve been sewing, and baking, and reading, and writing, and catching up with friends, and doing jewellery-making courses, and basically everything but blogging. You’ll forgive me, right?

At least today’s outfit is current! This skirt is available right now from City Chic, but I basically had to wrestle another shopper for the size (I’m joking of course), so you might want to get in quickly. I’ve been looking for a permanent-pleat midi skirt for a while, and this one’s a delicious ox-blood colour that will go with a slew of my wardrobe; including the boxy Maya top that I made from a Marilla Walker pattern earlier last year. It also comes in black, and pleather, if maroon isn’t your thing.

Speaking of sewing, I’m hilariously delighted to tell you that I’ve actually sewn a stack of pussy hats that are now available to buy from Readings Bookshop.

We wear our feminist bias proudly at Readings – it’s hard to work with such a remarkable bunch of amazing and talented women and not feel a little bit in awe of them – and we put our money where our mouth is, so $1 from the sale of each of the hats will go to our Readings Foundation to help promote literacy programs, and further 10% from me to Women’s Community Centres. Readings ships worldwide, so if you’ve ever wanted a Lilli original (LOL), this one will keep your head warm AND support some good causes.

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Bye Baby Bunting

frocksandfroufrou.com frocksandfroufrou.com frocksandfroufrou.com 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.

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