For the last few months I’ve been looking at nautical red/white/blue ensembles with my usual longing. It seems like such a nice warm weather combination.
This outfit was seriously inspired by one that I’ve seen on Etsy – a red skirt teamed with a navy and white striped top (the belt’s still a work-in-progress!)
I ended up swapping out the gathered a-line skirt for a circle skirt from Mokkafiveoclock.
It is BEAUTIFULLY made – fully lined and really well finished. It came incredibly fast (all the way from Poland!) and I was so impressed that I’m now seriously looking at getting one of her vintage floral dresses or floral skirts.
Meanwhile, I promised Bianca a closer view of these Melissa shoes:
I love how open they are at the sides. The platform soles and moulded wedge heel make them look MUCH higher than they really are. Win!
What a great pair of heels! I may have to grab some for myself! I hope the wedding planning is going well. If not, elope to Malaysia?
LOL, we’ve got a complete lack of “planning” going on. Maybe it’ll start when the RSVP’s start coming in!
I feel another purchase coming on. That skirt is completely adorable! I have a full grey skirt that I’m complete enamored with, so naturally I’ve been wanting one in every color. Perhaps I’ll order one in navy blue from Mokkafiveoclock… and a floral one… and maybe a red one, too. And a dress…. or three. I’ll just take the entire shop, actually.
I always end up finding things by way of your blog that I simply can’t live without. My most recent purchase: the bird-print dress from eShakti. I’ve been checking the mail obsessively hoping that by some magical twist of fate the dress has arrived in (ahem) three days.
Oh, I’d love to know how you go with it! I’ll keep my eye on your blog for the review!
What a GREAT pair of shoes! The whole outfit is very lovely!!
I love the stripes with the red! Circle skirts look so lovely on you, I’m glad you decided to make the switch
Thankyou! I love the movement of a circle skirt. Makes me feel like dancing!
Melissas are biig around here…kisses from Brazil!
Of course! I’ve been looking at the Vivienne Westwood heart ones and trying to decide if I can overcome my prejudice against slingbacks to give them a go!
That truly is a beautiful skirt! I LOVE it. I WANT it… Really loving the outfit and those shoes! If only I could wear heels.
Thanks Claire! It’s such a nice skirt, and such a good price!
I can’t find those shoes on Melissa 🙁 And I need them in my life!! Thanks for the Etsy store link, might be spending some money there….
Hey Hon – They’re called Patchuli. I think the Melissa shop has them in other colours, but the only online Australian stockist with the red gloss that I can find is Top3 By Design (http://www.top3.com.au)
Lilli, circle skirts were made for you! You look spectacular! I can’t believe how you can walk in those heels. I’m afraid I’d be flat on my face after two steps! 🙂 I’m loving your hair in a pony tail!
LOL, thanks Bella! I can walk in them…. very slowly!
Omg. I’m so cringing with envy right now. Love the whole look, Lilli, and your wedges, they’re to die for. I want one for myself too!!!
Oh my shoe GODS… wanting, no, needing those shoes – did you get them online – they don’t have the gloss red!! I’m aghast.
Well hello! No, I bought them at a boutique here in Melbourne. They’re still in stock in a few sizes at Top3 By Desig though : http://www.top3.com.au
That is a great skirt! And, as always, I’m a sucker for the horizontal stripes.
I adore those Melissa’s, I’ve never seen them outta the shop however, so pleased you’ve got them! OK OK in Sparta Place, Brunswick, has often very good Melissa’s and even though my friend runs the shop, I’d still go there, because she often has the best prices on them too!
Oh, I know that one. I should check them out next time. There’s a Melissa pop-up shop in Melbourne Central now, too 🙂
Ah! Perfect! Thanks so much for the close ups! I did think they were ridiculously high and was a little worried – glad they seem reasonably comfy! And yet another fabulous ensemble 🙂
I went through (who am I kidding, I’m still going through it) a huge red, white & blue/black phase throughout high school. I am only just learning to diversify my clothing colours.
Lovely post as always!
LOL, thanks Bianca! Hopefully I get a lot of wear out of them this coming summer!
love your wedges !!!!
Thankyou! I’m so happy I can actually walk in them!
That vintage floral dress in the link you provided is gorgeous.!!! *sigh* I must learn to sew!