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Top: Friends of Couture

Skirt: Virtu

Tights: Ambra

Shoes: Chie Mihara

So I had this theory that with The Sophisticate overseas I’d be able to spend my evenings doing proper, official, writingy things. Blogging regularly, trying to make some contacts to enable me to do some paid freelance writing in the future and maybe even take some evening classes.

Instead, I’m hard-pressed to even find the time or energy to write a new Frocks and Frou Frou post once a week! I don’t know if it’s been the cold weather, the fact that I get home after dark most nights, or something else, but my evening routine these days seems to consist of: get home, make dinner, clean up after dinner, go to bed. And I’m STILL exhausted the following day.

God only knows how those of you with other commitments like kids or study manage to pull it off!

I haven’t been feeling wholeheartedly enthusiastic about my wardrobe lately either;  instead sticking to tried and true combinations that I know work, but are boring as batshit to blog. Plus it’s been pouring down rain for the last three weekends straight (and most of the week, too) which is making getting the laundry dry a bit of an issue.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. By rights this is a summer skirt, but coupled with thick enough tights and a wooly sweater I’ve decided it’s perfectly passable for cooler weather, too.

The sweater that I’m wearing is getting a workout this winter, too. I’m loving the grassy green colour and pussybow necktie. Loving the fabric slightly less; it says that it’s 70% acrylic and 30% wool, but I suspect the breakdown is closer to 30% acrylic, 30% wool, and 40% thistle. Still, it’s bearable with a spencer on underneath, which gives the added bonus of EXTRA WARMTH.

Now…. I’m embarrassed that it’s taken me so bloody long to get around to this, but I’ve finally drawn the winners of my “Get Me to New York” donation drive!

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Congratulations to Abigael, Cilla and Linda! Please shoot me through an email with your details, so that I can sort out colour preferences, etc.

And thank you so much to everyone who donated, I actually wouldn’t have been able to manage it without your help and support.



13 thoughts on “Greensleeves

  1. I thought I loved this skirt with the combo you posted on fb from Perth but with the tight and gorgeous green sweater it’s even better! Adore the whole look! I love green!
    Wet bleak cold winter weather is a mood and motivator killer. I do find exercise helps…when I can be motivated!

  2. I’ve been rubbish with blogging recently too. AND commenting on those blogs I love – like this one! I have the opposite excuse – I’ve found it too warm in London to want to stand around and wait for the husband to faff about taking shots. I’m trying to resolve that today.

    I love the jumper by the way AND the outfit you instagrammed the other day.

  3. I feel you Hun! It must be the crappy winter weather. This past week I have had to drag myself out of bed to choose clothes and then all I want to do is pick something comfy and warm and not at all interesting to blog. :-/ bah humbug!
    I’ve only just started my blog and had an aim to do a post on 5/7 days! But this week I’ve barely managed two posts. Which in reality is pretty good, but it’s totally breaking the promise I made to myself and commitment I made too!

    Anywho, the funk is everywhere. I think you just have to try and fight it. x

    1. Congratulations on starting your blog, Sarah!
      Don’t beat yourself up too much – I hate trying to force a post when I feel like I don’t have anything to say, and the only outfit posts I go back on and think “hmn, that was a bad choice” are always the ones that I know I’ve obligation-posted.
      If you’re feeling uninspired I often write a “lust list” instead 🙂

  4. Jet lag and hangover from husband/exciting trip–give yourself a little time to recover! Give us a lust list or a list of favorite websites or a recipe (!), and relax. 🙂

  5. Hi Lilli,
    Don’t worry about my prize.
    Use the time you would have spent to do an ultimate winter outfit post. With accessories.
    We could all use some inspo to lift ourselves from a winter style rut.
    Thanks in advance!

  6. I am absolutely swooning over this jumper. I just love it!

    Also can you please, please post the snap of you from Instagram or at least tell me about the outfit details (the top half…as I think it was this skirt you were wearing).

  7. it’s so damn hot and humid in Halifax right now that I have no interest in fashion either! Spring and Fall are the ultimate seasons for me 🙂

  8. Hi Lilli,
    Don’t worry about my prize either (exciting as it was to be picked by a random generator!). I’m with Cilla – an ultimate winter post outfit when you’ve got the energy would be great. Glad you made it to NY!

  9. I love your style and blog, thanks so much for being such an inspiration 🙂

    I love the jumper too, do you mind me asking how you find the fit? Is it stretchy? I’m asking because I’m dying to get it but I’m between two sizes in the bust area and not sure if I should size up.

    Thanks 🙂

  10. I LOVE that “greensleves” outfit although I am almost always a bit disconcerted seeing you winter clothing when here in North Carolina it is hot!

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