Through the Arch Window

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Skirt: Jacqui E

Shoes: Chie Mihara

Pardon the shiny face and the flat hair! It bucketed down rain for most of today and I’m just feeling a bit waterlogged. Still, at least my awesome graphic print skirt still has a bit of fouff.

I spotted this one in the window at Jacqui E just before Christmas while I was doing some present-buying. They’ve been flying under my radar for a year or so because I don’t have that much need for corporate-wear, and everything else on their racks was just so same-samey that I stopped visiting the shops. More fool me, because it looks like there’s still a few gems to be found.

Frocks and Frou FrouThe skirt is fully lined with lovely deep functional pockets. The outer fabric is a cotton sateen, which really showcases the bold black and white print (that, full disclosure, kind of reminded me of the Play School windows). The pleated skirt was sewn flat for several inches below the waistband which made the pockets pull open in a not-terribly-nice way over my hips, but once I got the skirt home I just unpicked the pleats open and the result’s much more successful.

The wide black waistband means that I haven’t figured out any other way to wear it other than with a black top, so any recommendations would be great!

I can’t find this skirt on the website any more, so if you love it as much as I did your best bet might be to try some of the clearance stores.

Come a Copper

Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou Frou Frocks and Frou FrouTop: Sportsgirl

Skirt: DIY (Similar here)

Shoes: Mel by Melissa

Finished your Christmas shopping? Yeah, me neither. I can’t believe we’re only a few days off though! It’s the first time in a decade that I’ve found myself (peripherally, anyway) in retail during the mad pre-Christmas push, and not inconsequentially it’s probably also the first time in a long while that I’ve really felt like it’s Christmas. C and I have put up our Christmas tree – the star that Mae and I made for him as a gift last Christmas proudly at the top – there’s presents under the tree, and carols playing, and I’ve made my cake and it’s all just feeling really seasonal and lovely.

 I just finished my last day of work for the year – what a whirlwind that’s been! – and I’m looking forward to a week of R&R, and maybe a bit more sewing.

I was actually thinking of deconstructing this skirt, and reusing the fabric for something else, but I’m liking it more and more as the weather has got warmer.

I’m playing up the gold dots and encouraging them towards a copper hue, with bronze shoes and the adorable cat necklace that my friend Pam gave me as a Christmas gift.

Frocks and Frou FrouShe bought it at the brand new Mossvale Market from Melbourne-based Made Bye Meg.