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frocks and frou frou frocks and frou frou frocks and frou frou frocks and frou frouTop: Princess Highway

Cardigan: Katies

Skirt (Remixed): Eliza Parker

Shoes: Comfortview via Onestopplus

I’m a little bit under the weather at the moment, and missed my last tw-ways deadline – sorry everyone!

I made it out today though, and met my lovely friend K for a quick trip to Markit at Fed Square and a nice warming bowl of ramen.

We’re well and truly into the cooler months now, and I’m discovering just how little of last year’s winter wardrobe still fits me comfortably (oops!). As a result I’ve been wearing a lot of old pieces that you probably haven’t seen in a looooong time!

This fifties-style skirt used to be a dress, and the last time you saw it on the blog was at the start of 2013.

I teamed it today with (another!) navy polkadot blouse from Princess Highway. This one’s made of a slightly heavier fabric than my other navy polkadot blouse from Princess Highway, which has a separate collar from my, um, third navy polkadot blouse from Princess Highway (OK, so maybe I have an addiction).

My multiple navy polkadot blouses has reminded me as well of the urgent need I have to do a major wardrobe cull. My lovely boyfriend and I have decided to do the co-habiting thing (Suki, who’s nearly as in love with him as I am, is delighted) which means that my overfull wardrobe situation needs to be addressed rather urgently.

Stay tuned, I’ll be sure to link up my eBay link once the posting is live!

Two Ways Tuesday: Ruby & Lilli Lover Tee

Ruby & LilliI’ve been seeing this awesome “Hello Lover” t-shirt doing the rounds lately, which means that there’s probably a few bloggers like me who saw gorgeous Jojo of iCurvy rocking it on her blog, and decided that their wardrobe wasn’t complete without it.

It’s the most wonderful fabric; butter soft with a beautiful drape. The foil text shines against the heathered grey tee in a not-too-over-the-top fashion, and the wide twisted neckline and relaxed fit give it an air of casual chic.

It’s been made by the Australian company “Ruby And Lilli” (and with a store name like that I really didn’t have any other alternative but to buy it, right?) who specialise in on-trend t-shirts designed to flatter the fuller figure.

The site is easy to navigate, the shipping was super-quick, and my t-shirt arrived wrapped in tissue paper with a lovely little handwritten note encouraging me to visit the Ruby And Lilli Instagram page for inspiration on how other customers have styled their tees.

Well, here’s my contribution(s!)

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Cardigan: Boden

Tee-Shirt: Ruby & Lilli

Skirt: Asos

Shoes: Seychelles Via DSW

 OK, so with the slogan “Hey Lover” it’s not really an office-friendly tee-shirt, but it does look pretty elegant with the grey skirt picking up the silver in the text. The addition of the cardigan makes the tee-shirt part of an outfit, rather than being the statement piece that draws all the attention.

Because the skirt is so voluminous I’ve tucked the top loosely into the waistband giving the outfit a bit more shape. Because the top is oversized you get a slight blouson effect that allows it to stay relaxed, but the waist gives the outfit a bit more polish.

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouTee-Shirt: as above

Jeans: Carmakoma

Shoes: Softwalk via Shoebuy

 My second Two-Ways outfit is a lot more casual. It’s a great weekend ensemble – the slouchy statement tee-shirt teamed with a pair of comfy skinny-leg jeans. I’ve half tucked the t-shirt this time, which helps to maintain my proportions and elongate my legs without sacrificing the relaxed effect of the t-shirt. I added a belt and a pair of low tan heels to break up the grey.

Frocks and Frou FrouIf you have your eye on this – or any of the other tee-shirts on offer at Ruby And Lilli – I’ve encourage you to put your order through soon, as they seem to be having a sale right now, and all the t-shirts are priced at $25, down from $45!

I’ve just bought my second…