The Model and Me: Firefly Clothing

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me 24 Comments

It’s that crazy point in the fashion season where it’s actually turned to winter weather but the stores are in sale mode and in a matter of weeks they’ll be convincing us that spring is a thing.


It’s all just crazy.

Where does it leave us? The fashion consumer?

Confused at worst. Accepting at best.

I go with accepting.

I don’t go into a frenzy in thinking I have to buy up big on new-season styles but as a Queenslander I’m always on the lookout for clothes that will do me for most of the year – high summer excepting.

What I look for are pieces that can be layered.

A label that I’ve come across this season that fits that bill is Firefly Clothing.

Firefly Clothing is the brainchild of Wendy Morton-Edwards who swapped out a corporate career for travelling the world – a move that provided the inspiration for her label.

Firefly carries with it more than a hint of boho styling and will appeal to those who love vibrant colour and detailing such as embroidery and sequins.

The dress I’ve featured today fits that bill.

The model

Firefly Clothing Allanah Dress

Firefly Clothing Allanah Dress $110

and me

Firefly Clothing dress | wYse bodywear leggings | Red Phoenix Emporium necklace | Misano ballets

Firefly Clothing dress* (I’m wearing size L) | wYse bodywear leggings (I’m wearing size M) | Red Phoenix Emporium necklace | Misano ballets*

This dress is one that I can wear now with leggings, boots, scarf and a long cardi or jacket. In two months I’ll be able to wear it in spring with sandals and be sun-safe.

How I’ve worn it above is for a day-time temperature that sits somewhere in between.

I love the button-down neckline that I can wear up or down to suit. It would also work as a breastfeeding option for new mums.

As you can see I’m a “roll the sleeves up” kind of girl. I find a three-quarter sleeve length most flattering.

It’s the perfect casual wardrobe piece for a work-at-home like me who likes a colour lift in their wardrobe at any time of the year.

The Model and Me Firefly Clothing AW14

Love this kind of frock? How do you work a love for boho into your winter wardrobe? 

* This dress and shoes were gifted to me for editorial consideration

  • The Plumbette

    Love this and as soon as I saw it on you I thought “yay breast feeding friendly!” And you confirmed it in your post! Love the styling and perfect for Brisbane weather.

  • Love the colour of that dress and its pops of pink! I’ve slowly but surely been working more and more boho into my wardrobe – mostly thanks to the genius that is Em from Bohemian Traders!

  • Julie

    You look lovely in this style Nikki. Definitely my style too. I steal an idea or two from Nina to inject a bit of boho now and then. xx

    • Yes, that’s what I do … then the next day I’ll be classic/conservative!

  • I really like Firefly clothing for that same reason. It can be worn multi season. You look lovely in it

  • This dress looks fabulous on you Nikki. V x

  • merliyn

    thanks nikki, looks good on you and for your weather, but not ours! …
    over it here for sure! … however one could put a bear coat on over it all!;0
    btw email didn’t come today? … just letting you know <3
    probably got lost in the storms 😉 … have a good one! m:)X

    • The email missed the boat as the post didn’t publish at its normal time sorry Merilyn – you’ll get double tomorrow x

  • Kathryn

    I like it a lot! Definitely my kind of outfit for weekends in winter.

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Love this dress Nikki ,I do like a dress you can layer.
    I’m sorry I haven’t been around with Mum passing away and her funeral and then we had to put down one of our much loved dogs last week,I am finding it hard to just do normal things x

    • Oh Lisa, I’m so sorry. Sending you a big virtual hug. Normal things are so hard to do. Please look after yourself xx

      • Lisa Mckenzie

        Thank you Nikki ,I will try and looks after myself xx

    • Oh Lisa, huge hugs to you. V x

      • Lisa Mckenzie

        Thank you Vicki xx

    • Julie

      I’m so sorry to hear this Lisa. I hope you don’t mind a stranger replying here, but I wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you at this sad time and your lovely comments have been missed here. Take care of yourself xx

      • Lisa Mckenzie

        Thank you Julie,no of course I don’t mind a stranger replying we are all part of Nikki’s community here and thank you x

  • chrisatpb

    Love the boho look Nikiki. I recently discovered Firefly and picked up a couple of long sleeve maxi dresses in the sale, which I love. The fabric drapes well and I layer them up with leggings and ambra long sleeve top underneath for warmth. Needed an extra boost yesterday with a cashmere cardi over the top – was Cold in SE Qld. Still is today brrr!

    • It was cold in SEQ and still today although wind not as gusty! Good buying with the sale maxis!!