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I’ve gone a little bit sassy for my last Frocktober outfit. Yes, I know there’s one more day, but as I’m frocking up in a WEDDING DRESS all day on the 31st, including attending a client event at a posh city venue, it’s not quite the same!
Pattern on pattern and colour clash is what today’s outfit is all about. I’ve teamed a Leona Edmiston Ruby leopard print wiggle dress in pink and greys with a muted yellow beige printed linen coat by Von Troska. The dress fabric is very thin with a V neck so low it would be positively rude not to wear something underneath it, so I’ve opted for an uber stretchy suck ’em in Metalicus slip.
You may have noticed that I’m a big fan of belts and am obsessed by faking a waist. I simply don’t have one, unfortunately. Today, I experimented with a elasticated belt with a large front panel, worn on the hips with the panel covering my tummy, being inspired by this tip I discovered on Motto’s online boutique.
If you are lucky enough to have a long waist, it is a fashion magic trick. My body simply refused to cooperate and the belt kept creeping up to sit around my short waist instead. Fortunately, it works equally well as a waist belt, with the panels slanted to provide the same tummy disguising magic trick.
I added a comfortable pair of Mox flats in contrasting Sherbet, and simple cubic zirconia Pandora heart studs with my Usual Suspects sterling silver arm party.
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- Privvy Stretch Belt from Motto | $79.95 reduced to $39.95 | click here to purchase
- Sherbet flats by Mox | $49.95 reduced to $39.95 | click here to purchase
- Diamante Heart Stud earrings by Sterling & Hyde | $34.95 | click here to purchase | affiliate link
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Kimba Likes Style Notes:
- Ruby dress – purchased from Leona Edmiston Vintage Boutique using birthday gift vouchers
- Von Troska coat – purchased from the now sadly departed Cassandra’s Closet in Rozelle
- Privvy belt – purchased from Motto
- Pandora earrings and ring – won in a Mama Stylista competition
- Mimco and Tiffany & Co jewellery – birthday gifts
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- Team Kimba Likes images from Gill, Kimba, Belinda, Norlin, Nora, Rachel, Lisa
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