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The Model and Me: Sassy Sister

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 8 Comments

Oh hello, aren’t you looking lovely today. A holiday is extremely lovely but it’s great to be home and back on the blog.

More about those Hawaiian adventures tomorrow. In a nutshell … we loved it.

Also, stay tuned on the blog this week as we’re launching something very exciting … a special place for you to come and ask all your style questions and enter our challenges.

Meanwhile, Model and Me is back in its rightful spot on a Monday.

Today I’m featuring a Sassy Sister tunic/shirt dress from Victorian-based online store, Sissy. Sissy also has a bricks and mortar store in Mt Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula. I will make down to visit this boutique one day – it has my perfect mix of fashion, gifts, jewellery, home décor, furniture all in one spot.

The model

Sassy Sister shirt dress

Sassy Sister tunic dress $99

and me

Sassy Sister shirt dress | FRANKiE4 Footwear boots

Sassy Sister tunic dress (I’m 166cm and wearing size L); Metalicus cardi (last winter); FRANKiE4 Footwear VANNESSA boots

First up, you’re probably wondering about the colour difference. The colour of the shirt dress is what you see in the model image. The cool light of the afternoon made it look different in my photo.

I’m a big fan of this shirt dress/tunic style because of its wardrobe versatility. On a warmer day, I’d wear it as is. On a cooler day, I’d layer it with leggings or tights and a long-line cardi.

I’ve worn it with boots but this style would also work with sneakers for a preppy/sporty luxe look – particularly if you’re adding the longline cardi.

The rayon fabric is gorgeous and soft to wear. It drapes well. My hips are XL sized but they fit into this L-sized dress – just not with the same amount of drape as you see in the model image.

The length sits on my knee for my height. The model is about 10cm taller than me, which is why it appears shorter on her.

The sleeves can be worn down or rolled to the button tab. The dress also comes with a belt but belts are not my friend … don’t let me stop you if they are yours.

Love the versatility of a tunic/shirt dress? Tell me what’s been happening while I was away?

The Model and Me: Sassy Sister

* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy hereFull disclosure policy here.


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Comments 8

  1. Nikki, love your blog but I find this advertorial (and previous Sissy ones) puzzling . . . I live near this store and have actually only been in once. I will venture in again perhaps but I honestly don’t understand why a store is advertising online that literally has 20 items listed in their online store. I know there’s more stock inside (and note Mt Eliza is fairly out of the way) but to be operating with that kind of web presence AND advertising online baffles me. Bizarre. Many of your readers probably feel the same and they don’t even have the opportunity to visit the bricks and mortar version.

  2. Ohh! I love this! I’ve only recently found the love of shirt dresses, they are just so comfy. I’m loving things I can layer with (I’m still not quite used to the Melbourne cold, even after living here nearly 2 years) and find with shirt dresses there are so many ways you can layer with it! Love the way you styled this one, I never think to wear boots with mine.

  3. Love a shirt dress and this one is lovely. Rocking with the ankle boots.

    Belts are my friend as my hip to waist differential isn’t very, well, different, plus I have a long waist and EnormoBoobs. Not usually a fan of self fabric tie belts though. The belt loops are always in the wrong place, and fabric tie belts don’t give me the definition I need.

    Welcome back!

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