Advocado on Toast

Frocks and Frou FrouFrocks and Frou FrouDress: Advocado

Belt: Trenery

Shoes: Rockport

A month or so ago I was invited to drop by Advocado‘s headquarters in Richmond and take a bit of a squiz at what they had on offer. They weren’t a brand I was familiar with, but I’m always delighted to hear about new plus-size brands (especially here in Melbourne) so I eagerly accepted.

I ended up having a really fun dress-up session, and went home with a couple of goodies, including this Zita Adjustible Drape Dress. The black and white graphic print fabric is a light and breezy rayon that will be lovely to wear as the weather gets warmer. It’s actually cut in a swing-style that would suit someone with a smaller bustline than I, but belted it becomes quite an elegant piece. You can also wear it with a cardigan or a jacket. I tried it on at Advocado with a cropped white jacket.

1The particularly interesting thing about this dress is the little button and loop fixtures on the inside seams that allow you to ruche the skirt higher on either side or both. The effect is a bit dress-stuck-in-your-knickers, but it’s a cute idea.

Frocks and Frou FrouThe other excellent addition, which I wholeheartedly approve of, is pockets (hooray).

I tried a couple of other pieces on while I was at Advocado, including this lovely bright colour blocked top:

2-1Top: Advocado

… and (a particular favourite) this cape-sleeved blouse and printed skirt:

3Top: Advocado

You can expect to see more of this top – I couldn’t resist taking one home with me!

Outfoxed

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouCardigan: Dandyrions

Shirt: Trenery

Skirt: Modcloth

Boots: Ziera

I bought these brown leather ankle boots from Ziera last week to replace my old pair from ARA (which have finally succumbed after years of faithful service). They’re fabulously comfortable, and warm to boot (pun not intended) so with Melbourne’s weather as frigid and wet I’ve been building my outfit every day from the ground up.

Boots, tights, and my favourite Breathtaking Tiger Lilies skirt pair nicely with this spotty shirt from Trenery, but the real hero of the outfit is my remixed Fox Stole cardigan.

Frocks and Frou FrouThe cardigan is just a basic wool-cashmere blended cardi from Woolovers, prettied up with an adorable fox-stole applique from Lisa of Dandyrions. You can buy pre-made fox cardigans, sweaters or tees from Dandyrions, but if you’re not confident about size, are working to a budget, or are a bit crafty I’d recommend getting the applique loose and applying it yourself. You can read more about the process in my original post.

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