WIW : Linen! Thanks Traci

A little while back Traci posting a couple of items from Not Perfect Linen and I really liked them :) She vouched for the quality, sizing and fabric so I ordered a Japanese Apron Dress, something I have been wanting for quite a long time :)

I am thrilled with it. Linen has not been on my radar since the 90's lol but I suspect I will be adding more slowly. I now have the Washed Kimono Dress on my wish list (I think Traci was eyeing that too).

So here it is on it's first outing. I am planning on also wearing it with a long white shirt/tunic that will 'billow' out of the cross over at the back.

Thanks for looking. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but I'm very happy lol.


Changing devices, pics coming.


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Does Pima Cotton Shrink?

Hi Ladies,

I mentioned on Laura's recent Pima Cotton Tshirt Thread that I had a 100% Pima Cotton Dress on it's way to me :)  Well it arrived today (2 sizes) and am trying to decide which size to keep.

Both fit.  However, if the 34 were to shrink at all with washing I think I would have a dress I couldn't wear.  The 36 is probably more the fit I tend to like.  It's still a slim line like in the picture but the cocoon shape is just a little more pronounced, with a bit of room to move.

So my question is, does Pima Cotton shrink?

The washing instructions are to hand wash in cold water and it can be tumble dried on cool.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.

By the way, the brand is Jarbo based in Seattle, Washington.  The range is really stunning and we have a boutique in Melbourne that carries their range.

xxx Deborah


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WIW : A Little More Colour & Pattern!

Hi Ladies,

Clearly there is something about Spring that inspires a little colour and pattern. I had my eye on this top for quite some time (online) before I purchased it on sale. I knew I could wear the soft pink and I was very attracted to the butterfly pattern but it was't until I finally went into the boutique to try it on that I fell hard lol.

It's called the Anna Top in Butterfly Pink and is made by a newly established designer called Mimi The Label who is based in and produces all their clothing here in my home town.

I wore the top, for the first time yesterday, to work, over a slightly dropped crotch slouch pant and my current fave sandals. Accessorized with black jewelry.

I think I will get a lot of wear out of this over Spring/Summer as it will work nicely over quite a few pairs of my pants, including my EF Harems:)

Thanks for taking a peek.

xxx Deborah


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EF Harems go to a Wedding

Hi Ladies:)

Went to a wedding yesterday and, if you can believe it, I didn't wear all black lol.

I did stay in my comfort zone of long drapey silhouette but stepped out of my comfort zone by choosing colour and a floral.

I have to be honest and say it took a bit of adjusting too, but I really liked it. I felt the colours were right for me and I liked the combination of the top with my EF Harem Pants.

Accessorised with black 3D printed earring and a ring and trusty leather wrist wrap.

Anyway what do you think? Did I stray too far, or do you think this works?

Thanks so much for having a look.
xxx Deborah


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