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Belt: Lane Bryant

Shoes: Chie Mihara

After my success with my first Lindy Bop dress I thought I’d take advantage of their big end-of-season sale and try a few of their other styles on for size.

This one is the Matilda dress – a fifties-style shirt dress with Lindy Bop’s traditional full skirt, and a self-covered belt (that I swapped out for one of brown leather to cut back on the school-uniform vibe).

I sized up, because unlike my first dress (the Adele) Matilda doesn’t have any stretch to the fabric, and I was a bit concerned about how the button-up front would manage with the Rack of Doom.

I ended up sewing the front buttons up anyway so I probably could have stuck with the smaller size, as the larger swims a little on my narrow shoulders. The waist fits comfortably though, and I’m very thankful for the deep side pockets.

The big collar isn’t as flattering as the collar on my home-made Hawthorn dress, but for someone with a smaller bust it would provide a fantastic balance with the full skirt.

The dress is 100% cotton, and wonderfully breezy (39 degrees today in Melbourne. Sweltertown.) and while it’s not perfect, it was a steal at just 17 pounds.

In other news: If you’re in Melbourne this weekend, you might like to drop by the A Plus Market in their exciting new location at the Queen Victoria Markets. On Sunday Ashley Rose and I will be having our very own blogger bonanza stall, where you’ll be able to pick up some great pieces (and lots of favourites from the blog!)

12742537_964085757019852_1387571446755314611_nHope to see you there!

Lovers

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Frocks and Frou FrouTop: Remix (similar here)

Skirt: Metalicus

Cardigan: Paper Scissors

Shoes: Wittner

¬†Whoops! It’s been too long since I last blogged, and now I’m doubling up on this top! But, you know, nothing says Valentine’s Day like a big red heart (and at least this way you know I wear my remixed projects IRL).

Today I teamed it with a comfy pencil skirt from Metalicus and a long red cardigan that helps to soften the contrast between white tee and black skirt.

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, however you spent it! I was invited to the Dress Collective Runway show as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

If you haven’t heard of the Dress Collective before: it’s an e-boutique that only stocks Australian independent labels, including Mici Jay (sizes 6-24), Prodigal Daughter (sizes 8-20), Leina Broughton (sizes 8-18), and wonderful Harlow (sizes 10-24).

¬†VAMFFThe show was great, profiling some really exciting designs for the upcoming season. I fell particularly hard for this amazing-looking black wrap dress from Harlow, and I can’t wait til it hits the shop!