Collars and cuffs

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Skirt: Target

Tights: Em Tee See

Shoes: Comfortview

What a massive month May is shaping up to be!

The boyfriend and I kicked it off with a weekend trip to the Grampians ‘Grape Escape‘ food and wine festival, which was blissful, then we’ve had a couple of visitors, including my Mum last week who came down to see Gloria Steinem (!) and help me celebrate my birthday. I’m heading off to Canberra this weekend to see my Dad and attend a conference for work. I’ve packed my woolies, and have cracked out my long sleeves and sweaters because it’s sure to be frosty.

I picked up this 2-in-1 pussybow blouse from Dorothy Perkins while we were still deep in summer – it’s one of those mock layered tops that were All The Things in the early noughties, and are making a return this season. I’m pretty on board with the trend, it’s less bulky than ACTUAL layers (though considerably less warm). The pussybow ribbon comes attached, but it would be a simple thing to tie a ribbon around your collar for a similar effect.

Teamed with a midi length skirt and tights it channels a bit of  a schoolgirl/librarian chic – I’m hoping the starry tights keeps it from tipping into square territory.

Frocks and Frou FrouTights: Em Tee See

Lauren from Em Tee See has updated her offerings since last year when I bought these starry printed tights, and I quite fancy some of the new styles: there’s hearts and planets and shooting stars. I predict another order before the weather gets much colder.

To The Letter

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Top: Uniqlo

Cardigan: Similar here

Skirt: Target (Similar here)

Shoes: Naturaliser

Tights: Em Tee See

Just a quick one before I head off for a long weekend away at the Hall’s Gap Food & Wine Festival with my guy (lucky me!)

I’ve been using this long-sleeved top as a layering piece since I bought it from Uniqlo a couple of months back. It’s not the most flattering fit, but the print is such a killer (especially for someone who works in publishing) that I had to buy it when I saw it.

Layered under vests and pinafore dresses it doesn’t really make much of a statement, so I tried wearing it under a longline cardigan which gives the great typographic print a bigger canvas without it being overwhelming.

The ankle boots were because I’d walked some spectacular blisters into my feet by wearing ill-fitting shoes without any socks. They’re the one pair that I always reach for when my feet are aching, but they don’t have a very flattering effect on my wide-calves, so the opaque tights were a must. 

And just because I like a little touch of whimsy (and a feature back) my tights have adorable little cat faces that peek over the cuff of my boots. 

The tights have come from Em Tee See, who also did my wonderful starry tights. They’ve been designed so that the little cat faces can be worn to the front or the back. 

I’ve worn them both ways, but I really love the little cries of surprise I hear when I’m walking away…


Cat Tights - Frocks & Frou Frou