Frocktober Day 22 is also Pink Ribbon Day, so I’ve pinked it up a little bit. Alarmingly, it also appears to be winter again in Sydney. It was quite chilly today, particuarly after the glorious weekend weather, and even decided to rain on our parade. At 9am and 3pm, obviously.
Nikki from Styling You spoke about LNDs recently in one of her famous The Model and Me posts. That’s the Little Navy Dress – the equally chic but more skin flattering version of the Little Black Dress. Why are The Model and Me posts famous? Because the fabulous Nikki in all her Real Girl glory, always works the look better than the model. Fact.
I’m wearing a Little Navy Dress here. This is a perfectly nice dress from Country Road. It’s flatteringly cut in a forgiving jersey fabric, has a few little details like the cross over bodice and waist and skirt ruffles … but I wouldn’t have looked twice at it in black. I don’t wear much black at all. In fact, if there is a black piece in my wardrobe, it has truly earned its place by virtue of fabulous cut, truly amazing fabric or something quirkily special about it.
But, this same dress in a cobalt blue? Love it! It works back really well with a whole range of colours, like the pinks and berry tones I’m wearing today. That old fashion rule of black and blue shouldn’t be worn together? Gone! Tossed in the bin! I love blacks and blues together. It’s chic and a little unexpected.
I’ve teamed it with a berry velveteen swing jacket from Next, and some fabulously eyepopping pinky-purple tights by Happy Socks from The Old Scholar. I’ve grounded the fabulous tights with a pair of black Rockport wedges.
For Pink Ribbon Day, I’ve added Mimco pink bejewelled flower stud earrings and Sussan BCNA pink glass bead bracelets. They’re a tenner each, and $5 goes straight to the charity. For more fabulous Pink Ribbon Day shopping ideas, check out Shop Me Chic‘s post on some fabulous Pink Ribbon buys. I may have treated myself to the Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Set today, just quietly.
Day 22 of Frocktober was back to work and back to winter. Sydney, you’re such a tease with your flirty sunshine, before you rebuff us with your wintry rainy days. I’m rocking on with my frock on and raising money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
You can check out my Everyday Hero Kimba Likes fundraising page, which is tracking my efforts to reach my fundraising goal of $500. Thank you so much to the gorgeous and generous souls who have made a contribution. I’m more than halfway there. I’m unbelievably grateful. Love your work!
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