Modcloth Midi


T-shirt: Luxx (similar available here)

Shoes: Comfortview “Regina”

I’ve just come back from a week-long visit to Sydney, attending the Reed Gift Fair for work. I was so tired when I got home that I managed to leave my keys in the front door, so I’m very much looking forward to this weekend and the opportunity to relax and recuperate.

I managed to pack everything I needed for the week into one little carry-on suitcase, which I feel pretty smug about. I guess it’s all about versatility, and finding items that can multi-task with different pieces.

This “Breathtaking Tiger Lilies” skirt from Modcloth is one of the pieces in my wardrobe that gets a really good work-out because it’s versatile, easy to dress up or down, appropriate for the office, but also fun and casual enough for the weekend. I’m on the hunt for another skirt in this gorgeous goldenrod mustard, because as much as I love this one the fabric’s not the best quality, and it’s developing a few runs and loose threads that I’ve had to ease back into the weave. I spotted this one on Asos, but vacillated too long, and now it’s out of stock in my size. Let me know if you spot anything similar, OK?

 Meanwhile this Fifi Lapin print t-shirt is so old now that it’s well and truly losing its shape and the side seams are gradually becoming front-and-back seams, as always seems to be the way with cheap tops. I’ve salvaged it umpteen times from the “donate” pile (this is why it pays to clear out your wardrobe in a two-step process), and every time I do I remember how much I like it.

The blues pair rather nicely with the mustard skirt, and coupled with blue heels, and a blue belt (because you know how much I like the matchy-matchy) I think it’s a fairly successful outfit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo, in other news, I’m excited to tell you that I’ve been invited to attend this year’s Curvy Couture Roadshow in Melbourne as part of their contingent of official bloggers. If you remember my run-down from last year’s event you’ll know why I’m so thrilled to be part of such an important occasion: it’s easily the biggest plus-size fashion event in the Australian calendar, a combination of runway show (profiling some of the greatest established and up-and-coming designers) and a market where you can buy directly from the stores and designers. I’m delighted to see that my pick of 2013’s Full Figure Fashion Week – Huudaverti – are making an appearance, as well as some of my firm favourites like Sonsee Woman, Harlow, and The Professor’s Daughter.

Tickets are on sale right now if you’re interested in attending, and make sure you say “hi!” if you spot me in the crowd!

18 thoughts on “Modcloth Midi

  1. Cute little outfit!!! I have the same tiger lily skirt, but in green and yes the fabric is a bit thready at times.
    As for the Lily Lapin tee … there are four ways to go IMHO, either you keep it as is, donate and it will be gone or make a pillow out of the tee or cut the print out and sew onto a new shirt with a fancy yarn and sewing seam pattern. This way you can keep it, because it’s damn cute.

    1. That’s some good ideas Una, thank you! I’ve thought about doing the new shirt thing for a few other t-shirts, but never ended up doing it. It’s nice to know I have options! I love the green version of the Tiger Lilies skirt – I’ve been thinking I should get it in another colour too… maybe the rust!

  2. Love this outfit! Do you mind me asking what size you got in the Modcloth skirt? I’ve been eying it up for months but am not sure which size to go for. I’m a UK16 from ASOS but can’t quite figure out which Modcloth size to go for, and am a wary of being hit with crazy expensive custom charges for a skirt that doesn’t fit!

    1. Hi Janet, of course! I bought the XL, and I wear an 18 at Asos. You’d probably be OK with either the XL or even the L. As the waistband is elastic at the back there’s a bit of flexibility 🙂

  3. I love this look. Mustard is one of my favourite colours! I can’t pull off midi skirts though – I’ve already accepted it, finally.

    Hope to bump into you at CCR!

  4. You give me such skirt and shoe envy every time you post a new outfit! Congrats on the invitation to the Roadshow – look forward to reading about it 🙂

  5. Pretty! Love the modcloth skirt, i’ve been thinking of getting one for a long time, after this post i guess i have no option than buy one ASAP! you look beautiful!
    Nice Post!


  6. Hi, left you a message on instagram as well. The ASOS mustard skirt is available in a size 16 now, 8,45pm on 16/3/15. M xx

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