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

DSCF1412_2Necklace: Fun

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!


Hi, Tea


Top: Big W

Skirt (remixed): GLM Fashion

Belt: I Will Fly

Shoes: Mollini


On Saturday I attended my beautiful friend Callie’s Hen’s Party.

Callie did a spectacular job as one half of the team that hosted my own “Hen’s”, and I was really excited to be able to help her celebrate her own.

We started with High Tea at the Windsor, which I’ve only ever done once before, and it’s such a decadent treat. I think we all wobbled out of there feeling a little bit the worse for wear with excess sugar intake, but it was So. Worth. It.

I had grand plans for my outfit, but ran out of time before I finished pulling together the skirt that I had in mind. In the end I had to throw on this outfit, but there were plenty of love-hearts to go around.



Necklace: Asos

I wore my heart belt from “I Will Fly” on Etsy, and I also wore this little heart necklace which I bought for $8 from Asos. To be honest I’ve been wearing the necklace pretty much non-stop for the last few months. It’s just a little plastic heart bead on a chain but, I don’t know, I kind of love it.

If my love heart belt and love heart necklace were for the very happy impending nuptials, my earrings were for the High Tea.

Teacup on one side…


Teapot on the other.

DSCF1029_2They were a going-away gift from my former job, and I wear them all the time.

ETA – The earrings were made by Mrs Peterson Pottery – Thanks to Jeannie for the heads-up!