Not So Mellow Yellow

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Top: Miss Shop (remixed)

Skirt: DIY

Shoes: Diana Ferrari

I wanted a yellow top to wear with this skirt, and I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I found this one at Miss Shop. It was just $10 on sale, and it had scalloped sleeves and hem. DEE-lightful. It also had a funny little pocket that I decided to unpick off, and it came off without leaving a mark.

I bought it a few days ago, and today (41 degrees!) I wore it out. But to my concern the colour in the sun looks quite different to the colour in the basement of Myer Melbourne. In fact it looks suspiciously…. neon. And I’m just not a neon kinda girl.

Still, it looks cute with the DIY skirt, and the scalloped sleeves mirror the scallops in the skirt print, and it might fade after a few washes, so I’m happy to declare it a successful buy!

P1020745_2I’m mercifully still on holidays, so I’ve had a moochy few days at home during the hot weather. Well, moochy…. actually I’ve spent the last three days madly listing things on eBay.

The Sophisticate and I are giving up our inner-city pad in February, and for a few months I’ll be moving back to my old digs (and The Wall!) before the next stage in Lilli and The Sophisticate’s Big Adventure (Not babies. Just thought I’d put that out there.)

Moving is ALWAYS a nightmare, so we’re both trying to sell everything that isn’t nailed down before D-Day.

I’ve pulled a big chunk of my wardrobe to put up for sale (and my cupboards are still full, le sigh) and there’s a few things in there that I suspect I’m going to miss. BUT, I’ve got a limited amount of space, and it Must Be Done, so if you’re interested head on over and have a look!

May(de): Blue & Green Should Always Be Seen

Dress: Jane Bon Bon 

Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins

Shoes: Diana Ferrari

Hurrah! We’ve got a few warm(ish) days in Melbourne, so I can wear a few of my more summery custom-made frocks. And also Hurrah! The dressmaker who made this dress for me in 2009 is back in business!

Way, way, way back in the annals of Frocks and Frou Frou history (and I’m talking way back. First post way back) I was raving about this website I’d just discovered. It was called Etsy. On Etsy if you saw something you liked, you could email the person who made it and sometimes they would make it for you in your size. And it didn’t cost any more than buying some dreadful, mass-produced synthetic thing in a shop. Plus you were supporting a small, local craftsperson rather than some massive corporation.


Jane Bon Bon made my very first custom dress, a fully-lined pinafore with an applique fishtail skirt. And she made this dress for me too. Not just in my size, but in a fabric I particularly requested because I’d fallen in love with it. You can read my original review here.

Still not quite warm enough to eschew a cardigan entirely, but I took the opportunity to break a cardinal fashion “rule”: blue & green should never be seen except with something in between.

Like the one about not wearing horizontal stripes and the fat-girls-shall-not-don-skinny-jeans this is another fashion rule that was made to be broken.