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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: Gorman Skirt

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouCardigan: Eugenie Cashmere (similar here)

Skirt: Gorman (Remixed)

Tights: Sonsee Woman

Shoes: Wittner

Belt: Similar Here

This Gorman skirt is one of those items in my wardrobe that doesn’t get a huge amount of air-time on the blog because it’s such a statement piece.

I remixed it from a too-small dress a few years ago, and the result’s a lovely silk skirt in russetty burnt orange, with mustard bunting flags and a navy hem. For someone like me who likes a bit of the matchy-matchy those three colours gives a good scope to play with.

For my first Two-Ways outfit I made it a little more formal by teaming it navy opaque tights from Sonsee (They’re a 60 denier, so just a hint of skin through the fabric) with a buttoned-up cashmere cardigan. I’ve sewn the cardigan closed, as I tend to wear this one as a layering sweater most often. It gives the cardigan a lean line and prevents gaping between the buttons.

Frocks and Frou FrouBelt: Similar Here

A belt right at the waist gives a good shape, while also making sure my proportions aren’t thrown out by the hip-length cardigan. The golden brown of the belt is echoed by the hue of the skirt, and the floral motif on the buckle provides a nice contrast to the geometric triangles on the hem.

For my second Two-Ways outfit I dressed the skirt down with a slouchy t-shirt from Dream Diva and another cashmere cardigan from Boden.

I’m still playing with the same colour palette: navy, mustard and rust but the whole effect is a lot looser and more casual.

The bare legs, and the pale yellow cardigan lighten the look, as does the light catching the spangly sequinned heart on the t-shirt.

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouCardigan: Boden

Tee: Dream Diva

Skirt: As Above

Shoes: Seychelles via DSW

And, um, yeah. The hair’s gone! I finally took the plunge and went got the crop! No more hair tutorials for a while, but I think I need to start buying some cute headbands.