Thursday, March 21, 2013

Frock on Friday

So, have you had a frocking good time today?  

I went for the understated elegance look today - what do you think?

1980s red polka dot dress, $2 Toffs
Black necklace, Presbyterian Support Shop
Buckle and button bracelet, made by me
Ring, obi, bangle and shoes all retail
I tried a couple of different looks this week too - with mixed results.  

First up,  I love the colour of the purple skirt but it is very heavy with a huge amount of linen mix fabric.  But for this reason I feel massive wearing it.  I did feel a bit bloated and yucky too that day, and it certainly did not help.  The jacket is a vintage Canterbury sportswear jacket which I cut down and added some darts to the lower back to give it more shape.  Forgive me for the bright yellow cricket wickets in the background - I was too tired to crop them out!

Purple pleated skirt Presbyterian Support
Canterbury applique printed jacket Trademe
Black trousers retail
Orange Melissa sandals Trademe
Top made by me, fabric from Spotlight
Yesterday in a fit of laziness I wore trousers which I don't think have featured on this blog before.  I bought them retail for my birthday 4 years ago.  They have an interesting detail at the cuff - pleats and a tie.  I felt very cool calm and collected in this outfit.  The trousers are still a good fit and the slippery top made by me is much better with a belt out of the trousers than tucked in.  

The weather forecast for the weekend is excellent, which means I will be working on moving a very very large pile of mulched material around my section where we are going to build a house.  I plan to wear cut off jeans and an old tee shirt and gum boots!!

Hope you all have a great weekend! xx


  1. I'm such a sucker for red and white polkadot dresses

  2. Your outfit make me jealous!!! Those vintage dresses!!! Yumm!
    Hugs and thanks
    Reva :)

  3. Loving the red & white dress & accessories. I think the skirt looks great too, & that jacket looks like piece of art! I hope the weather behaves & you get the work done on your section. Xx

  4. I always love your outfit posts! The first frock in particular is just lovely xoxox

  5. You know, I just love that upcycled short jacket! What a great piece. Count me in for the red polka-dots too.

  6. Digging the jacket. Tapestry is best.

  7. Wow you've got some great looks going there! Love the jacket and the rose rockabilly going on in pic one!

  8. Love the red and white dress, and the bracelet. Even though you weren't feeling the purple skirt, it looks really pretty with the jacket you altered. xxxx


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