We Have Lift-Off

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Blouse: Michelle Tan

Skirt: Asos

Shoes: Poetic Licence

Belt: Glassons

So how was everyone’s week?

I was absolutely delighted to see the end of mine. It’s been a hard one, both physically and emotionally.

After officially moving last weekend, I said my final goodbyes to the home that’s been the backdrop to so many important moments, including the first kiss I shared with The Sophisticate, and the moment he asked me to be his wife.

I also spent Valentine’s Day solo, which kind of sucked. A nasty work drama capped off my crappy week, so I’m spending today in seclusion; reading, blogging, and trying to convince the cat to come out of the cupboard (she’s still not quite settled in yet)

I’ve just taken my first outfit shots in my new home, but realised before I could post them I would have to put up these, the last “lift” photos for Frocks And Frou Frou.

I didn’t care much for this backdrop when I first moved in with The Sophisticate – too much going on in the background, not enough natural light – but I grew to love it. I became a fixture in the foyer with my tripod and my camera, and all the neighbours got to know me. There’s more than one embarrassed outtake of me laughing self-consciously when I’m sprung mid-pose.

This is another slightly-too-long fit-and-flare skirt. This is the ponti one from Asos that I alluded to earlier. The weight of the fabric means that it doesn’t sit out quite as satisfactorily as the cotton drill version of the same skirt, but it definitely doesn’t crease as readily either, which iron-phobic-I am pretty happy about. It’s a lovely deep plummy colour that I think will be more at home in the cooler months.

I’ve been trying to find more peter-pan collars as the trend appears to be vanishing from the shops (le sigh) and I can’t believe it took me this long to remember that – duh! – my floral button-back blouse from Michelle Tan sports one.

It can be difficult to make out against the floral print, but it’s definitely there. I wonder if she’d custom-make me one in a plain fabric?


14 thoughts on “We Have Lift-Off

  1. Sorry to hear things have been rough. ((((hugs)))) Sad to say goodbye to the lift…but can’t wait to see what new backdrop you have. And of course you are looking fabulous as always.

  2. I’m a regular lurker, but just had to say goodbye to your lift! I’m a little sad that I won’t get to enjoy your lovely backdrop anymore – sorry I know that’s odd! – but I wish you both the best of happy wishes in your new home. Can’t wait to see more from you!


  3. longtime lurker, first time poster — your blog has opened up so many fashion horizons for me. I’m an in-betweensie size (size 12-14 Canadian) and have a hard time finding clothes to fit my large chest, small waist and large hips, often settling with clothes that don’t fit properly.
    You blog changed that! I’ve discovered Etsy, Eliza Parker, igigi and other online retailers that create beautiful clothes for curvy ladies, it has been a fashion revelation.

    so thank you Lilli!

  4. I love the floral peter pan blouse-and that skirt will be perfect in Autumn.
    Glad to see youre settling into the new place and starting to enjoy exploring!

  5. I’ll miss the lift, but hope your new home will be very happy, and that exciting times are ahead! Love that blouse, and your glasses look fab with it 🙂

  6. Even I feel sad to say goodbye to the lift background : ( I always wondered if you ever got caught mid photo-shoot as I thought it must be in a communal area. I’d never have the guts to do that-I take the odd pic outdoors and feel so conspicuous! Hopefully the move will be good for you all and you’ll get settled. Love the hem length on this skirt too btw x

    1. Thank you! Yes, I’m dreadful at having my photo taken. The Sophisticate’s actually a very talented photographer, but I’m too shy to pose when there’s actual PEOPLE around, even if it’s my husband! LOL.

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