Alice’s Adventures In Bookland

Blouse: Bravissimo

Dress: Nina Kay

Tights: We Love Colors

Shoes: Wittner

Belt: City Chic


I’ve lost track of the number of people today who told me that I looked like Alice, which threw me for a loop until I realised that I was unintentionally channeling the cover of Random House’s “Vintage” version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”


Book people. Aren’t we a stylish lot?

If you quite fancy a pair of your own sit tight, because We Love Colors is just about to have free shipping to Australia – I’ll pop the details up on here as soon as it launches.

Meanwhile what I’m really excited about is my new shirt from Bravissimo (or Pepperberry I suppose it is now). This actually isn’t the outfit to showcase it in, but suffice to say that I finally did it: I found a plain white shirt that fits me perfectly. And the buttons don’t gape in the bosom department!

Now I’ve bought it I don’t know why I waited so long. I’ve been leery of Bravissimo’s clothes before but this is something they’ve REALLY done RIGHT. The quality’s ooookay, but the fit is HEAVENLY – slim in the body, the buttons don’t gape, it’s not voluminous in the arms and shoulders, it has just the right amount of room for my frontage. Did I mention the buttons don’t gape?

I’ll post a more obvious outfit shot of it later so you can see the miracle of Bravissimo/Pepperberry’s innovative tailoring, but suffice to say I am one happy, well-endowed little camper.

23 thoughts on “Alice’s Adventures In Bookland

  1. Love love love this outfit! I’m in to my librarian chic at the moment! Its very similar to an outfit I wore during the winter. Except you’re in black and I was in blue. Here looksy!

    How do you find the fit of the tights? I end up wearing my “hold em up pants” with them – for some reasons they are designed for someone who is two foot tall and two foot wide!

  2. I think you were actually channeling me, because I wore black-and-white stripy socks today too (w/ black boots, those capri jeans I wear every day in summer, and a black-and-white tic-tac-toe t-shirt). If you forget that I probably got dressed after you did it makes perfect sense.

  3. I’m so excited to see the Bravissimo shirt! I’ve always been very happy with the clothes I’ve bought from them. I actually have that same brown/stripey dress you do, and I’m going to rock it at a wedding this weekend. Thanks, Bravissimo!

    Looking adorable as always!

  4. It doesn’t get cuter than this! Those tights take this outfit from seriously pretty to seriously fun! I love it! You look beautiful! That’s all there is to it! 🙂

  5. Very Alice with the queen of hearts belt thrown in!!
    A shirt that doesn’t tape-OMG! You’ve found the holy Grail!! So exciting- def want to see post showcasing no gape! I might have to but one too- and loved the lupin skirt you showed a while ago with florals- hmm can the credit card do it!

  6. Also just wondering about the ruffle easy skirt from a few days ago- I’m assimg the sizes on the site are American? So the 12 is an Aussie 16ish?

  7. oh! A white shirt… If I didn’t accidentally stains everywhere I would be tempted.

    This outfit is very cute, but I personally think the heart sweater and blue peek-a-boo ruffle skirt of a couple of days ago is more alice in wonderland.. Something about that blue colour, me thinks (and the hearts for the queen of hearts, no?)

    I have some stripey socks from a stall on the vic market very much like those stockings.. 2 pairs for $8 n_n

  8. This is one of my fave outfits in a WHILE! I have been hunting for a belt as cute as that one to no avail.

    BTW, why does your fringe sit so much better than mine? Do you do anything special to it? I have annoyingly fine hair, maybe that’s it.

    I’ve been meaning to tell you, if you’ve been keen to get into the whole leather trend without dropping a bomb, Target have awesome leather jackets for $150 and it’s 30% off this week so I got mine for $100!

    I’ve been wearing it with a lot of my girly dresses to butch it up a bit and I quite like the effect! x

  9. Will look forward to the free shipping for the tight, was just covering some. They will go awesome with my new duo boots that I got shipping free thanks to your website! If you ever get a code for bravissimo let us know!

  10. Oh, I’m so glad to hear your review of the braviss–Pepperberry shirt. It’s the pintuck one I think?

    … and by the way, this is my first time commenting, but I’ve been following your blog religiously for… a few months? So, Hi!

  11. whoaaaaa! was just about to make another we love colours order. Thanks for the heads up re free shipping, please let us know when it happens. I need more tights desperately.

  12. 😀 I love the playful stockings and heart belt! They completely transform what would have been a classic and rather boring outfit.

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