OoTD No. 18 – I love culcha

The Boyfriend and I went to to see the Wendy Sharpe’s The Imagined Life exhibition*on Saturday, so I thought I should dress a bit nicer than the ’80s back-up dancer on her lunch break’ vibe I usually go for on weekends. It was the perfect opportunity to wear my beautiful new(ish) Jibri skirt.

Jibri is one of my favourite plus size brands out there. Her designs are classic, she offers many different colours and prints and they’re all beautifully made. Owner and designer Jasmine has got quite a bit of my money over the last couple of years.


Look! I’m wearing sleeves! I know I wax lyrical about my love for summer and I know I will whinge about my scaly skin all winter, but after drowning in humidity for the past few months (bloody La Niña cycle) I’m really looking forward to the cooler weather. 


I know there are a lot of cephalopod fans out there. To you I say: SUFFER IN YOUR JOCKS, LOSERS. My necklace is the best and you can’t have it.


I wore my last pair of patent leather brogues so often that they’re almost falling apart. Not to worry, I’ve replaced them with this much studier pair. Unfortunately, their sturdiness means they’re a jerk to break in; my poor feet hurt all day. They have an elastic panel on each side of the shoe, which means I never have to untie my laces ever ever ever (my laziness loves that).


I had to take these night time photos (hi there, red eye) as I realised I hadn’t shown off my lovely cK clutch in the day photos. It’s quite a simple fabric bag, but the colour is genuinely that bright and that yellow. I love it. I picked it up for a song (if songs retail for around $20) in the post-Christmas sales.


No, I'm not sure what I'm doing in this photo either.

This photo gives a good idea of how full the Jibri skirt is. I kind of love how it makes my sizable hips appear even bigger; a silhouette few plus size brands are willing to play with.

Dress (worn as top): Aje for Sportsgirl
Skirt: Jibri
Socks: We Love Colors
Shoes: Wittner
Necklace: Midnight Black
Bag: Calvin Klein

*The exhibition was fabber than fab. Wendy Sharpe’s paintings are beautiful, sexy and so very alive (I could stare at her SelfPortrait as Diana of Erskineville all day long). If you’re in Sydney, I really recommend going to see it and supporting a local artist in a non-profit gallery. For more info, click here.


21 Responses to “OoTD No. 18 – I love culcha”

  1. 1 Sonya 28 March, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I thought this was going to be a moving tribute to the band, Kulcha. Saddest of sad faces!

    I LOVE THAT SKIRT AND I WILL STEAL IT OFF YOU. I WILL. Sleep with one eye open, come June.

    • 2 Frances 28 March, 2011 at 11:50 am

      Hahaha! Nope, it was me being a massive bogan: “Oi luv culcha”. I was saying it all day, which really cancelled out my hope of looking polished and sensible.

      Also, re: skirt stealing – BRING IT, BITCH.

  2. 3 Cyn 28 March, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Wow, I really really love this outfit. It’s still got the whole Human Highlight factor, which is FUCKING AWESOME. 😀

  3. 5 mimbles 28 March, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    It’s true, your necklace is the best and I am suffering.

    Love the outfit 🙂

    I managed to capture on video yesterday at the aquarium an octopus removing the lid of a plastic container to get at the food inside. Cephalopods are cool.

  4. 7 Anna 28 March, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    What a great outfit! The colour combination is awesome and I love how the socks pick up the colour of the necklace! I have missed your OoTDs.

    • 8 Frances 29 March, 2011 at 9:44 am

      I know, it’s been a long time between drinks, hasn’t it? It’s been way too warm in Sydney for me to put effort into my weekend outfits, unfortunately.

  5. 10 Natalie 29 March, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Okay, so I don’t have any particular love for Cephalopods, but that is one amazing necklace! I love how your socks match it! 😀

    • 11 Frances 29 March, 2011 at 9:45 am

      I blame Claudia Kishi in the Baby-Sitters Club series. She always picked up a certain colour (or colours) in her outfits and – after reading a pile of those books as a kid – I always have to do it too. It’s all her fault.

  6. 12 Mulberry 29 March, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Getting to the deep questions here – what kind of bra are you wearing that goes with a low-cut back?

  7. 14 Bearly on earth 29 March, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I love this skirt! The color is to die for! Does it have pockets?

    I love all the blue touches with this outfit too- so adorable!

    • 15 Frances 29 March, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      This is the skirt I was telling you about. Can’t wait until the weather cools enough for me to wear it with my white shirt.

      Yes, it has pockets! I’ve got a few of Jibri’s fuller skirt dresses and they all have pockets.

  8. 16 Vanoue 30 March, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I love Jibri! This skirt is amazing. That’s a great idea to pair it with the blue socks and necklace. I think it could be crazier to wear a colored top as well for summer.

  9. 17 Katrina 19 April, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    So I immediately clicked on the midnight black link to try and find the same necklace but they don’t have it of course. Ahhh! The suffering!

  10. 18 Susan Plus Size 21 April, 2011 at 9:43 am

    The skirt is cute, but I’m especially in love with that necklace. Great style!

  11. 19 Plus Size Dorita 30 April, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I love the colors you chose, so bright and fun!

  12. 20 Jenn 20 August, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I’m late to the party, but I am in love with your way of wearing colour. People are far too afraid to wear colours. Even more than cephalopods.

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