Remixed Mustard

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Skirt (remixed): AsosSimilar here

Cardigan: Paper ScissorsSimilar here

Shoes: Chie Mihara

My guy and I spent the past four days soaking up the sunshine in (still frankly very chilly) Perth, and arrived back on Melbourne’s coldest day for two years. It’s been a fairly brisk winter, all things considered, and I’m feeling pretty good about past-me’s decision to buy present-me a new winter jacket that’s made of wool, has a hood, and zips up the front (I got this one. It’s magnificent).

I’ve taken some shifts in a lovely local independent bookshop, helping to manage their children’s section while I get back on my feet. It’s actually been really nice to find myself back in bookselling after all these years: comfortable, like coming home. I’ve re-introduced a bit of colour and whimsy into my wardrobe again now that I’m not in an office environment doing business-y things and being a professional boss-lady.

For a while now I’ve been looking for another mustard skirt made of a better quality fabric that my much-loved Breathtaking Tiger Lilies skirt. This one popped up in Asos’ “premium” range but sold out while I was still vacillating over the purchase. Fortunately a lovely reader let me know on Twitter that she’d spotted it in a 16, so I snapped it up thinking I might be able to do something with the fabric if it didn’t fit.

It didn’t of course. Not even close, really, but it was an easy fix to unpick the waistband and loosen the pleats enough to widen it for my girth, and the result’s a winter-take on my favourite skirt. It also looks great with grey tights (I’ve been wearing these, from Sonsee, pretty much around the clock).

12 thoughts on “Remixed Mustard

  1. you look lovely. Mustard is such a wonderful colour on you, I should try it too. Hope the job hunting is going well, and very glad you have the bookshop to help out.

    I love your blog and really look forward to reading it.

  2. My goodness, chilly, wool coat? 13C was the temperature outside of Toronto, Ontario Canada this morning and we are in the heights of summer and I added a light sweater! Granted it will be 31C on Saturday. I’m afraid you wouldn’t survive our winters, and quite frankly its mild in this area compared to many other parts of Canada.

    • Ha, yes! I guess that’s why they call it acclimatising! I suffered through the polar vortex in New York a couple of years ago, and it was miserable. But I guess on the flip side we hear about you northern hemispherians complaining about heatwaves of 30C, and we’re like “Yeah. Talk to me again when you’ve had seven days straight of 40C”

      • “I guess on the flip side we hear about you northern hemispherians complaining about heatwaves of 30C, and weโ€™re like โ€œYeah. Talk to me again when youโ€™ve had seven days straight of 40Cโ€

        Haha, yes…exactly. xD

  3. This skirt looks lovely on you! The whole outfit is so adorable ๐Ÿ™‚ Please wear more bright colours like you did all the years bevore – and less black. Bright colours fit you so much and no matter how your age is, you shouldn’t change to a more adultly, “boring” style. You’re unique ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Yay for colours and whimsy! And for independent bookshops! Every time you post photos of that blouse I experience pangs of envy (stupid shipping costs). It looks great with mustard.

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