Mod Mustard

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Top: Bonds

Skirt: Asos

Shoes: I Love Billy

This outfit really needed something else to make it sing – a belt maybe? Or a necklace? – But I was so delighted at finally, FINALLY managing to find a mustard-coloured t-shirt, that I wanted to show it off straight away.

I’d more or less given up hope of finding one, after scouring all my usual “basics” haunts both online and in the shops.

I spent an entire day trying everywhere in Melbourne’s CBD that I could think of, and I found a few mustard tops, but they all had writing on them, or buttons, or pockets, and I just wanted something really, really simple.

I’d decided to just throw in the towel, admit defeat, and maybe have a stab at dying a plain white one when I stumbled across this super-soft t-shirt in the Bonds department at my local Myer. Huzzah!

I went just as splendidly with my new Asos mod-check midi skirt as I’d hoped.

The skirt’s not perfect – I was wrong when I said it was the same shape as the fit-and-flare skirts, it’s much more of an a-line shape and isn’t nearly as full at the bottom. The fabric’s a heavy fabric, halfway between a jersey and a woven knit, and a bit bobbly. It looks suspiciously like it might pill in time, but so far so good.

The print’s not as clean-cut as the pictures make it seem, and there’s an odd little hiccup in the print just around my hips where the fabric looks like it’s skipped a bit, so the squares are squished flat, and the lines are a little out of joint. It annoyed the crap out of me when I first noticed it, but it’s not a deal breaker. It’s also not lined, whatever the description says.

Anyway, I bitch and moan, but I could have sent it back and I didn’t, so I obviously quite like it.

20 thoughts on “Mod Mustard

  1. Glad you found your mustard top- Ill leave it to you! Tried on a yellowy/mustardy shirt in target today- made me look ill!!
    I do like it with your skirt material though! So will there be shortening of this skirt?

    1. I was soooo close to it Shelly! I took it to the alterations place at the same time as that burgundy skirt, and she pinned it up to the shorter length and I suddenly thought “Whoops! No, it looks better long!”

  2. The length of the skirt wouldn’t have been good on me, but I really like it! Those shoes actually made me gasp!
    I think a long necklace and a brooch might have made the outfit perfect:=)

    1. I was SO close to getting it hemmed shorter, but decided not to at the last moment. I think I like the longer length. I have plenty of brooches that would work though – must try that next time!

  3. I adore the shoes. Next time my husband goes to Australia I need to put this on a list for him as a gift to bring back for me.


    1. Hi Suzanne! I’d been looking everywhere for mustard shoes when I finally found these. They’re pretty cheap quality, but SO cute! I’m just trying to wear them sparingly, so they last for ages!

  4. I don’t think you need to add anything to pull it together – that colour is great on you, perfect with the skirt, and I LOVE the shoes 🙂

  5. Hi. I’m new to reading your blog and I love it. Thanks for the great outfit inspiration. Also today in Target I saw a mustard top with a Peter-pan collar and I thought of you.

  6. This is my most favorite outfit that you have ever posted. The colors, the cut, and the length are all so perfect.

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