Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Top: Princess Highway (similar here)

Skirt: Modcloth

Shoes: Naturaliser

Just a Monday-night quickie to show off my newest Modcloth purchase – the Breathtaking Tiger Lillies Skirt in Orange.

If it looks a bit familiar it probably should; I’ve worn the mustard yellow version about eleventy thousand times since I bought it last year.

As I said in my original review it’s not the greatest quality, but for $50 it’s well worth the purchase price. The style’s super comfortable and versatile; easy to dress up or down with pockets, a removable woven belt, and a waistband that’s elasticized at the back for a bit of flexibility in sizing.

The fabric’s a light woven polyester that is a little bit prone to pulls and snags, but it doesn’t crush and the pleats at the front have a lovely light drape to them that gives the skirt volume without making it, you know, voluminous.

I bought the Mustard in XL, and the Orange in the 1X (because I’ve put a bit of weight on over winter) but both are still equally comfortable and flattering. The customer review photos (love this feature) proves that it’s a cut that works for almost all shapes and sizes.

If you’re in doubt about your sizing make sure you take advantage of Modcloth‘s AMAZING customer service system, where you can open up a chat window and request true measurements for any garment on the site.

For the warm weekend that Melbourne just spoiled us with I teamed it with a simple striped tee and nude pumps for a casual lunch with friends who’ve just had a baby, then a walk around the Bot Gardens with my guy.

Later in the day as I was catching up on my social media I was delighted to see both Liv from Wait Until the Sunset, and Katha from Kathastrophal were my style sisters for the day! Twinnies!

Breathtaking Tigerlillies

ETA: In perfectly timed timing I just got an email notifying me of Modcloth’s FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING offer, HUZZAH! TIME TO SHOP!

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DIY: Fine Feathered

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouDress: DIY from Colette Pattern “Myrtle” dress pattern

Belt: Closet Confessions Boutique

Shoes: Comfortview

I’ve done. So. Much. Sewing over the last few weeks since I’ve been off work. I finally finished all the mending and alteration projects that had been sitting in my to-do cupboard, and eventually decided to break my self-imposed Spotlight ban, and see what was on offer.

This lovely printed knit was an ideal fabric for (yet another) Myrtle dress. It has a lovely drape, and the elaborate feathered print is big and bold. This is the fourth Myrtle that I’ve sewn, and while the pattern’s looking a little the worse for wear (when will I actually learn to USE the pattern-saving interfacing trick?) the process for sewing the dress is becoming fairly streamlined, and I turned this one over in a matter of hours. Not having to insert a zipper helped.

 I thought maybe I’d have to wait until it was warmer until I could actually WEAR the thing, but despite the cowl-neck it works fine with a cropped cardigan worn unbuttoned on top.

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouDream of the Crop Cardigan: Modcloth

The elasticised waistband on the Myrtle Dress is blissfully comfortable to wear, but it does make the dress look quite casual, so I added my new patent leather bow belt for a bit of a more polished feel.

Frocks and Frou FrouBelt: Closet Confessions Boutique

And ear jackets, of course…

Frocks and Frou Frou These came from a cheapy no-name jewellery stall in Melbourne, but there’s plenty of similar ones to be found online – I like these, from Etsy.