The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show  
is back in Vancouver!  And on my doorstep!  For those of you that have been following the yellow skirt saga, welcome to my inspired version!  And for my readers not yet familiar with the travels of said yellow skirt, please allow me to briefly tell the tale.  One day, a long long time ago, Melanie, of Bag and a Beret wore a yellow skirt.  It was a beautiful yellow skirt, and she happily twirled and whirled to her heart’s content.  It seems though, that the sunny yellow skirt had a negative effect on one of Melanie’s friends.  One so deep as to incite him to leave a very critical comment on her blog.  Her loyal followers, dismayed by the news, rallied behind her, and, at the suggestion of Sarah of Misfits Vintage, The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show was born!  The skirt has been flying magically around the globe for just over a year now, sprinkling fairy dust and positivity wherever it lands.  It’s a party!  It’s a celebration!  It’s positivity!  It’s the…
I-surrender-to-positivity celebration!
And lucky me, having the good fortune to be able to join the party!
I knew my inspiration for the skirt from the moment I saw it.  It’s massively too long for me, but I believe that adds to the charm.  All the clothing in my outfit, with the exception of the red scarf {which I quickly sewed}, was already in my everyday wardrobe.  When I added the yellow skirt, it was magic!  
The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show, A Colourful Canvas
The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show, A Colourful Canvas
{Unsure of which direction to take, Snow pauses for an impromptu photo shoot!}
The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show, A Colourful Canvas



The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show, A Colourful Canvas
The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show, A Colourful Canvas
{Fairy doors and pixie dust…this truly is a friendly forest.}
The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show, A Colourful Canvas


The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show, A Colourful Canvas
{The wonderful images that have been added to the skirt.}
{I’ve added my own colourful footprint to the skirt…it’s a little dorky, but it’s there for eternity, LOL.}
The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show, A Colourful Canvas

At the end of the day, all I can say is that I had a blast styling the yellow skirt!  When I first received it, I was a bit surprised to see the Joe Fresh label.  You know how I love me my Joe Fresh clothing, but I’m pretty sure I would have given this skirt a wide berth had I seen it in the store.  It’s only a size 4, and it’s a whole lot of skirt.  The fact that I feel like a princess wearing it is proof that surrendering to positivity really does work!  While out taking these photos, the mister and I encountered many people out walking with their children and their dogs.   I was delighted to see that the littles were completely enchanted…one little guy was stopped in his tracks, a few called me by name, and even the dogs saw me as a kindred spirit.   A very good afternoon it was…and, as promised, the yellow skirt is once again on the move.  Where, you ask?  It’s enroute to the ever creative Pao of Project Minima!  Pao, I can not wait to see your inspired version!

Okay, that’s all for now.  I’m so happy you stopped by.  Here is Melanie’s page with a complete list, photos and links to all of the previous yellow skirt wearers.  Please do check them out.  

EDIT:  Is the Travelling Yellow Skirt for you?  Of course it is!  A big thank you to Shelley of Forest City Fashionista for handling the yellow skirt’s travel schedule.  And for those that hesitate after reading size 4…do not fear.  It has a draw string waist, and the skirt is voluminous.  It’s also long enough for the leggiest of you.  If you must know, I had to use a prop in my photos, LOL.  All righty, further details and Shelley’s email are on Melanie’s page.   Oh, and thanks ever so much for all your wonderful comments!  I will be replying and answering questions as soon as I’m able.  xo

Linking up with:

Miss Sacramento, Rosy and their friends for  Share In Style: Movies 
Judith of Style Crone for Hat Attack
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday


  • Reply Sacramento Amate November 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    My dearest Sue, this post has brought tears of joy to my eyes, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Thank you for every single shot.

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files November 29, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    How fantastical! : ) And the photos…wow…you've really outdone yourself here.

    I can see where the skirt inspires everyone to up their creativity game.

    One of my all time favourites for the skirt. Simply magical.

    You must frame some of these photos for the wall in your sewing room. They are so delightful and full of whimsy. Needless to say…I loved this post! : )


  • Reply Merche Martinez November 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    A applaude you! This is the best post I read in ages!! Lovely photos too!

  • Reply Rosy November 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    OMG! I'm still trying to close my mouth …. I can take some time to catch my breath to say some nice words about how wonderful it is this post … but I think my limited vocabulary in your language is so clumsy that I am unable to show in words all the wonderful feelings that run through my back looking at your photos and reading your words … Love, love this post, love your creativity and love your mind!!!

  • Reply Carelia Moran November 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    OMG Sue!!! Your photos and outfit are outstanding. How gorgeous is this post. You look amazing with this assemble and you skirt is one of the kind. I love the vibrant colors and how you played so well with proportions in this outfit. Awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Melanie November 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Sue, I'm verklempt, as I said I get sometimes. I'm laughing because I am so enchanted by what you've done with the FYS. Clearly you felt her magical powers and they spilled deliciously over every living creature near you. The magic of the skirt and lantern even allowed you to shrink down into the size of the fairy door. Thank you for this brilliant interpretation!

  • Reply Melanie November 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    PS Thanks too to The Mister for his assistance in sharing your artistic vision with us!

  • Reply Anne M Bray November 29, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I love this post. The things that yellow skirt incites us into doing! I want to visit the magic forest too!

  • Reply Jean at November 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Sue, you are truly the fairest of them all in the enchanted forest. The yellow skirt casts it's spell again!!! Xxoo

  • Reply ann wood November 29, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Enchanting Sue! So creative and fun, I love this! Completely new take on this skirt. I appreciate the time you spent on this post, so fun for all of us to see.

    blue hue wonderland

  • Reply sabine November 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    That's a wonderful post, Sue! I can feel the positivity here right now on the other side of the world. The spell of the skirt works.
    The pictures are wonderful and you are a marvellous good fairy. I'm not less enchanted as the children.
    Sabine xxx

  • Reply DressUpNotDown November 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I came over from Sacramento's Share InStyle. I am just smitten with your outfit and gorgeous photo shoot!

  • Reply Glenda November 29, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    That was such a joyful post. Yellow always makes me smile. I could hear Disney music playing in my head as I read your words!

  • Reply Amber of Butane Anvil November 29, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Wow, this is absolutely amazing!!! Another incredibly inspired moment for the Travelling Yellow Skirt – beautifully done, Sue!

    (P.S. Don't eat the apple, Snow! Noooooo!!!!!)

  • Reply dan November 29, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Great! Wonderful!! The amazing yellow skirt transformed you in a real princess! What a fantastic post today. . . I am in love with the story and the skirt looks magic ( and it seems to bring joy and friendship wherever it goes ).
    It would be sooooo nice if it could arrive to Italy for some photos!!!!

  • Reply Vix November 30, 2013 at 3:02 am

    I love this, you look wonderful! x

  • Reply Flo November 30, 2013 at 5:23 am

    How fun! You rocked it as Snow White too. Totally enjoyed this post 🙂

  • Reply Shirl November 30, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Ahhh, there are no words I can add, but to say “ditto” to what everyone else has posted. Amazing!, Magical! over the top. You should win the best blog evah for the year, Sue.


  • Reply Val Sparkle November 30, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Sue, you are magical! I believe in positivity, and you have reaffirmed my faith! In fact, that prayer of the woods brought a tear to my eye – those trees are such strong sentinels and they were doing their best poses for your photo shoot.

    But you really steal the show! I love seeing Snow White grown up into a woman of style, and I love your calm and smiling face. Thanks for bringing magic to my weekend!

  • Reply ELISA November 30, 2013 at 10:11 am

    such a cool Snow White!
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  • Reply pastcaring November 30, 2013 at 10:35 am

    What a wonderfully imaginative styling of the TYS, Sue – you make a gorgeous Snow White! Fabulous photos, especially love the long shot of you under that spectacular tree, and the fairy door, of course. xxxx

  • Reply Forest City Fashionista November 30, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I love the fairy tale version of the skirt – great styling of a grown-up Snow White, and kudos to the Mister for some really gorgeous photos. The light is amazing, and the forest background is perfect!

  • Reply cindy the cottage chick November 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    How totally fun Sue! I wish we lived closer…I think we'd be besties 🙂 Great pics!

  • Reply shoesbagsslips November 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I happened here by accident and I really like your blog.
    This post is fantastic and amazing pictures!!!

  • Reply Y además sombreros November 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Wau….me encantan estas fotos y este look cenizienta.
    Un beso

  • Reply Kelly Jackson December 1, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Sue, you ARE Snow White! I just love what you've done – so magical. I'm surprised JF did a skirt like this as it doesn't seem to fit with the brand's preppy style. And I too would never have considered it in the store. It's been a great experience seeing what others hVe done with it. And thanks for backstory. I commented on that initial post early on, and missed the hoopla that followed completely. Not sure how I did … Xo

  • Reply pao December 1, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Ahhh, what a delightful post, Sue. You did Snow White and the Yellow Skirt proud in one of the best renditions ever. A great combo and a great woods to be able to play it out in. wow. Can't wait to see the TYS in person for the holidays.

  • Reply No fear of fashion December 1, 2013 at 7:49 am

    This is so nice!!! I had heard about the yelllow skirt on Melanie's blog but did not know what it was about. Thanks for explaining. I think you have done a wonderful job. I love every bit of it. You remind me of Snow White.
    I greedily was thinking… could this skirt make it abroad? To The Netherlands? But then you said it is a size 4.. my waist is 8-10. Which would mean I have to leave it open quite a bit.
    Oh and by the way.. there is a sentence in your story: You know how I love me my Joe Fresh clothing, but I'm prett”. Should the “me” be in this sentence?

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas December 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Absolutely, the skirt travels the globe! I know that bloggers in the UK are patiently awaiting their turns, and Dan of Italy has hinted at some interest too! Do add your name to the list Greetje! We'd love to see it styled in your inimitable style. And you caught me on poor English…the me is intended and as we say in English, it is called slang. A stylized method of speech.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas December 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Thank Pao! Just this moment tracked the packet…it's stateside now and estimated to arrive on your doorstep Tuesday! Enjoy it!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas December 1, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Thanks Kelly! If I recall, you've been some busy yourself with a very special *project* for the past year and then some! When I read the skirt label, I said….Joe, what were you thinking?, LOL.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas December 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Oh, and I meant to say that the skirt will fit many, many sizes! Voluminous and a draw-stringed waist make it very flexible.

  • Reply Paula Ruta December 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Your photos aND how you styled this skirt are utterly fantastic! Love the fairy tale theme–xoxo

  • Reply Margo B December 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Yup, you are truly awesome.

  • Reply Patti December 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Magical! A real fairy door too! You have done justice to the Traveling Skirt, and then some. Thanks for sharing the magic with Visible Monday. xox

  • Reply Beata B December 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Sue! I love this:) i love the yellow skirt:)i love the photos :)amazing:)))) kisses Beata

  • Reply Sheila December 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    It is truly a magical skirt, inspiring such fabulousness! You look amazing, and what a perfect West Coast setting. I love the little fairy door, and that shot of the tree with the reaching branches made me gasp out loud. Wonderful!

  • Reply Laurie December 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW! Magical! Absolutely perfect Sue!

  • Reply jeanofalltrades December 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Love this magical forest photo shoot! You're like Snow White! The lantern is amazing (and what a match). I've been half-following the story for the skirt and I was thrilled to find it on Not Dead Yet today.

  • Reply Lisa December 1, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Magical photos, Sue. You've surely made me smile and feel a childlike wonder in your fairytale.

  • Reply Mrs C December 1, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Now, that's YELLOW! You look like a modern day Snow White (don't eat that apple!!!) and the back ground is just perfect. I wish we have forest like that here.. instead we have sand 🙁


  • Reply Sugar Lane December 2, 2013 at 12:38 am

    you r my favorite of this share in style!!!
    so amazing! congrats!

  • Reply Imogen December 2, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Sue! You are too adorable for words! This is the best post ever. You are even in the woods with a perfect setting. Every part of your look is perfectly put together. You're stunning in this look…and yes! Sue you may come to my closet any time you want.

  • Reply señora Allnut December 2, 2013 at 4:08 am

    wouuu, so evocative pics, so magical background!, and you're gorgeous and adorable!!

  • Reply Aya in Couturgatory December 2, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Oh, this is wonderful! It's amazing how evocative the color scheme is, and utterly brilliant of you to have thought of it. I love your props, your forest, and your smile as you're clearly enjoying styling the skirt. 😀 I enjoy this skirt more with every iteration of creative ladies wearing it to the max.

  • Reply Ariane Lasalle December 2, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Snow white! you are Snow White! I am right? love what you did with the skirt!
    The woods so brilliant, is it near your home?
    I know it's a lot of material that skirt, it was way too long for me too!
    I see my hello kitty is still on the skirt, i had problems when i put it on, i thought it would never stick!

    Tks for your warm comment on my engagement



  • Reply Krista Gassib December 2, 2013 at 9:38 am

    These images are truly beautiful! I love the shot of you kneeling down so sweetly by the fairy door. You have done the skirt proud!

  • Reply Tami Von Zalez December 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

    The skirt IS magical and you've done it justice! You are a forest nymph vision of loveliness ~

  • Reply Renae of Simple Sequins December 2, 2013 at 11:20 am

    That is one crazy yellow skirt, man! I love how you styled it. I haven't seen it before. Wow, fun ideas of creativity. You are a wonderful friend. Thanks for your wonderful comments each time!!!

  • Reply Trina December 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I was utterly delighted when I saw your picture pop up on my email. I just knew this version of the traveling yellow skirt was going to be a pure delight. You, Sue are just too much. What an incredible magical idea. And, those woods, oh, those woods. You make for one Happy, enchanted Snow White.

  • Reply Linda Cassidy December 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I adore this post and the fact the you styled the skirt this way, so adorable. Your imagination and creativity are awesome.

  • Reply The Style Crone December 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring interpretation of the FYS! Your creativity shines in the magical forest and your photos are magnificent. Thank you so much for linking up with Hat Attack and sharing the red bow in your hair, which perfectly accessorizes your ensemble.

  • Reply omaira December 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Thank you, for the visit to my blog. You have a very original style.

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen December 3, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Awww … you have your Sweet Sue take on the skirt and I am just so glad I know you, 'cause you are astonishing. Lovely prayer from the Tree … as a Druidy type, I concur and am going to pass it on.
    But wait …. DON'T EAT THE APPLE!
    Have a great week, Fairy Tale Sue.

  • Reply Paola Lauretano December 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Amazing look!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  • Reply List Addict December 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I love it!!! You did an amazing job with the skirt. Well done.

  • Reply Ariane Lasalle December 4, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Hi Sue!

    You have won a 50% voucher for eyewear at Firmoo's
    I sent you the voucher at your e-mail address



  • Reply Rebecca December 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Ok that yellow skirt is so much fun! I loved the story too! So funny! You styled it so fantastic and the personal touches are lovely! Loved the theme! I would have never guessed the skirt was Joe Fresh!


  • Reply December 6, 2013 at 2:42 am

    I ended up here through Glenda's mid-week shout out, and I am SOOO glad I clicked! 😀 This was by far the most fun post I've read this week 🙂

  • Reply Cheryl December 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Oh, what fun!

  • Reply meyrose December 7, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Great idea and great pictures.
    Greetings from Germany!

  • Reply Sacramento Amate December 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you so much for your sweet and calming words, my beautiful friend.
    You are an angel

  • Reply Michèle Kruesi December 15, 2013 at 12:43 am

    great post!!! 😀
    I also like the photos a lot

  • Reply Emalina December 15, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Wonderful! You are indeed a modern day Snow White in the travelling skirt, such beautiful dreamy photos of you here. I adore how you're styled the skirt. Sorry not to find this post earlier, but it was well worth the discovery!

  • Reply A Matchy Matchy Midlife December 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Oh my Gosh, oh my gosh, OH MY GOSH!!! Sue, I love this soooo much!! What a fantastic interpretation of the yellow skirt!! You look amazing as snow, even better since your hair is the color of sun rather than a Ravens wing!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas December 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Emalina, it's always a pleasure when you are able to stop by and say hello! Thank you!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas December 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Alyssa!! Thank you for your sweet comments! It's so nice to have you stop by and say hello.

  • Reply EveryDay Bloom December 26, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I recognized Snow White before I even read the post…your pictures are so there. I love how engaging you are with the camera…playfully pretty. Delightful to scroll thru and take it all in!

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