Not A Frock

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Top: Big W

Trousers: Target

Shoes: Mollini

Necklace: Fun

When I wore trousers yesterday one of my customers commented that she didn’t think she’d ever seen me wearing anything but dresses or skirts before! It has been a while, hasn’t it?

I do wear trousers and jeans from time to time, but it’s rare enough that someone will always point it out whenever it happens. I suspect I’m regressing a bit to when I was a little pink-loving, bonafide girly-girl. When I was young and Mum was still dressing me she learnt quickly that I wouldn’t ever wear trousers if I could possibly avoid it. It had to be a dress or skirt, or there’d be a tantrum forthcoming. (I jest, of course. I was the perfect, even-tempered child and I never ONCE threw a fit over nothing).

The Sophisticate used to tell me that the careful attention that I paid to my wardrobe was part of my appeal for him, but he admits that conversely he’s become so used to it it’s almost like I’m dressing up when I dress down in jeans and a t-shirt.

He would have liked this outfit; shame he’s too far away on the other side of the world to enjoy it. You guys, long distance SUCKS.

This is pretty much what I wore to fly to NYC last month; give or take a few layers of cardigans and pashminas. It’s simple and comfortable. The trousers are a lovely soft ponti, with a decent weight, sewn seams down the legs and a little bit of PU detailing on the pockets. The slim fit is totally flattering – as close to leggings-as-pants as I’m comfortable with for myself.

I threw on some nice turquoise accessories to add a bit of Frou Frou; a necklace that I bought down Brunswick st at a shop called “Fun!” for under $10

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It matched so nicely with my turquoise ballet slippers I couldn’t resist:


I do like my match-matchy!

Before I sign off, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who’s contributed so far to healping me get the NYC for Full Figured Fashion Week. I appreciate your generosity more than I could possibly say. You guys are just so wonderful, I just wish I could reach through the screen and give you all great big hugs.

Don’t forget that the “competition” will run until the 1st June, and every little donation helps!


8 thoughts on “Not A Frock

  1. How do you manage to always look so fabulously gorgeous? It’s just insane (says the super jealous girl wearing half your old clothes and not looking nearly as fabulous!).

  2. You look amazing in trousers!
    The silhouette in picture 2 reminds me of an elegant vase (in this case with a very stripy flower coming out of it!)
    Or even some kind of these fancy champagne glasses, know what I mean?
    And I like your determined yet casual “let’s do this” posture in the first picture.

  3. Hi Lili, have been going through the archives of your blog for three days now – wow! wow! and wow! Really love your style. Looked at this post and just bought a striped top despite nasty thoughts of ‘stripes are not for anyone other than stick figure women’…. fingers crossed

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