Frocks and Frou FrouFrocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouFrocks and Frou FrouDress: MichyLou

Shoes: Edward Meller

 What lovely weather Melbourne is enjoying for our long weekend! It’s definitely spring, which means it’s nearly time for frocks and bare legs, and I. Am. So. Ready. For it.

I did a recent overhaul of my wardrobe to make some room for some new additions, including this stunning new dress, which I ordered from Michy Lou on Etsy.

Michy Lou custom sizes to individual measurements, and I’ve always found her items fit beautifully. This peter pan collared dress is definitely no exception. The fitted bodice is snug without being too tight, and the sleeves are the perfect length and width. Often sleeved dresses – especially those with collars – make me look a bit boxy, because the shoulders sit too wide and the arms are too full. It just goes to show that there really is nothing better than wearing clothes that have been cut specifically for you… and with a US$80 price tag this frock isn’t just timeless, well-fitting, and carefully made; it’s also comparable, pricewise, to most off-the-rack items. (Bonus: you’re supporting an independent designer, not a massive corporation.)

It’s made of a rayon fabric that looks and feels like a linen, but doesn’t crush like one. The full skirt has side pockets, and it zips smoothly up the back. I love the wide neckline with the delicate peter pan collar. It gives the dress a bit of a retro vibe (plus it’ll give me a nice place to pin my collection of brooches!)

Frocks and Frou FrouI can’t see this particular dress in Michelle’s shop at the moment, but she does take custom orders – you just have to get in contact with her (I actually spotted this fabric on her Facebook page).

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?