Top: DIY from Marilla Walker top
Oh God, I’m a terrible blogger and it’s been over a month since I last posted. I’m still here, and happy, and well, and wearing clothes (believe it or not) but I’m afraid life has a way of getting in the way.
It’s been a wonderful life though. The Mister and I have started looking at potential wedding venues, and we’re also madly saving up for a house deposit. Work is a joy – I haven’t felt so enriched and rewarded for years – and the team that I work with are divine.
I’ve been sewing, and baking, and reading, and writing, and catching up with friends, and doing jewellery-making courses, and basically everything but blogging. You’ll forgive me, right?
At least today’s outfit is current! This skirt is available right now from City Chic, but I basically had to wrestle another shopper for the size (I’m joking of course), so you might want to get in quickly. I’ve been looking for a permanent-pleat midi skirt for a while, and this one’s a delicious ox-blood colour that will go with a slew of my wardrobe; including the boxy Maya top that I made from a Marilla Walker pattern earlier last year. It also comes in black, and pleather, if maroon isn’t your thing.
Speaking of sewing, I’m hilariously delighted to tell you that I’ve actually sewn a stack of pussy hats that are now available to buy from Readings Bookshop.
We wear our feminist bias proudly at Readings – it’s hard to work with such a remarkable bunch of amazing and talented women and not feel a little bit in awe of them – and we put our money where our mouth is, so $1 from the sale of each of the hats will go to our Readings Foundation to help promote literacy programs, and further 10% from me to Women’s Community Centres. Readings ships worldwide, so if you’ve ever wanted a Lilli original (LOL), this one will keep your head warm AND support some good causes.
That is a beautiful skirt. Great colour!
It also matches the top perfectly! Fantastic outfit.
Aww – thanks so much Anna!
ooh I loved Readings already – actually whenever anyone asks what they should get me for Christmas/Birthday my response is always: a readings voucher. And now I love them even more. It’s always lovely to see a new post from you but I’m glad life is getting in the way in the best possible sense. And your outfit, as always, is beautiful!
That is so lovely to hear, Lizzie! We really appreciate our regular customers (and I’m with you: book vouchers are a GREAT gift!)
Oooo you look beautiful. I am glad life is exciting and rewarding for you. You deserve it.
Thanks so much, Cilla <3 Hope you're well too!
Love the skirt…and the top! Are you familiar with Cashmerette Patterns? They are sized by both size (12-28) and cup size (C -H) . So handy!
Ooooh – I hear such good things about them, but I haven’t tried any of their patterns yet… that said: I have my eye on the Turner dress 🙂
So happy for you 🙂
And definitely popping by Readings to get the pussy hat – I recently moved in the area! (And see you near Brunetti from time to time)
Thanks so much Chel 🙂
Make sure you say hi if you spot me!
Really love how the top and skirt work together. Great job.
On another note may I ask where you got the bangle from?
Hi Ali – It’s actually a bangle strap for a fit bit – I bought it from eBay here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/For-Fitbit-Alta-1-1-Original-Replacement-Stainless-Steel-Wrist-Band-Bangle-Strap-/322347053338?var=&hash=item4b0d61b11a:m:mNX1qCrQto9joWF0IIWe9Xg
Was listening to Jon Faine this morning and what a lovely surprise to hear my favourite blogger on the show!! I loved what you said about your sister and I am definitely buying the book. Hope to run into you one day at Readings!!
Ah, thanks so much, Carmel! I was SO nervous!
this outfit is seriously AMAZING! Your figure is amazing!