The Model and Me: Firefly

Rachel WernickeFashion, The Model and Me 17 Comments

Editor’s note: Please welcome today’s guest blogger: Rachel Wernicke from Redcliffe Style. While Nikki is away, Rachel is taking over the Model and Me posts to give us all a look at what some gorgeous fashion pieces look like on everyday women.

It’s so easy to get stuck in a winter rut, wearing black on black with black. I fall into this routine easily, so I love it when I find gorgeous, colourful pieces to brighten my winter wardrobe and my day.

Firefly Clothing has these wardrobe-brightening pieces in bucketloads. They are beautiful, vibrant and are perfect for layering in winter, but will also merge seamlessly into your summer wardrobe. Firefly is designed in Australia and they create gorgeous light-weight pieces that are a little Boho, with intricate contrasting details. It’s easy styling made for the Australian climate and their sizes range from XS to XXL (8-18).

The Model

The model and me firefly clothing

Wearing the Firefly Clothing Tyler Fair Isle Dress $95.95*

This is a perfect piece to add to your winter wardrobe. The black base makes it easy to wear with tights, boots and your favourite faux fur vest and the full sleeves are so flattering and have enough room to add another lawyer underneath if you’re feeling the chill.

and me

The Model and Me for Firefly


The model is 5’10 and wearing a small, I’m 5’6 1/2 and wearing a medium. I probably could have worn a small, but the medium gives a little cleavage (which I like) and little extra length. I’m wearing my dress with a belt to highlight the waist (you can find a similar one here), a long line cardigan from Bamboo Body $139.95 and black Ramarim boots*.

The draw string waist makes it easy to fit to size, or to change the appearance of the dress. You can leave it looser for a more relaxed feel or bring it in to highlight your waist and dress it up.

Switching the cardigan for a vest, lets me show off the gorgeous sleeves. You can find a similar vest here.

Firefly clothing Model and Me postI look forward to rocking this in summer too, on the beach, with havaianas, a straw hat, a glass of bubbly … and a tan on my lily white legs.

Are you stuck in the black on black rut or do you love colour in Winter?

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

rachel wernicke In October 2011, Rachel started as a place to write about and photograph the things she enjoys. Redcliffe Style is a light-hearted blog about finding style in the suburbs. She also writes about beauty, life and blogging. 

Comments 17

  1. That is a really cute dress and very versatile. I like how it could be dressed up or down. The mixing of patterns is a great touch!

  2. You look gorgeous in this dress Rachel, I bought a beautiful blue Firefly dress whey they were on sale but it’s been too cold to wear it yet!
    I love these colours on you and I Agree this dress can be worn all year round Xx

  3. it’s the lovely rach again!
    looking gorgeous as usual!
    you always put your stamp on any outfit and make it your own!
    so true what cheekie said too!
    I’m every shade of black and grey but always vamp it up a bit with contrasting scarf and jacket I love use as my pops, animal, chartreuse, red, camel, coco, and/or winter white!
    enjoy your day hun! love m:)X

  4. Isn’t amazing how when real/regular women pose, other real/regular women really ‘get’ what the clothing can look like. On the model, I’m like ‘how pretty’ but can’t relate/engage with the look for myself, on you I’m like ‘oh how gorgeous, I could wear that!”
    From Melbs, I love my black in winter, but l add a colourful scarf and strong bright lipstick though.
    Great post.

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