Saturday, 30 May 2015

Aussie Curves 3.0 - Song


Black Fingernails, Red Wine
By Eskimo Joe


For this challenge I was 'resourceful' and used Google to find lists of songs with colours or clothing items in the song title.


When I saw the title black fingernails, red wine I knew I had to do this song for two reasons:
1. I love painting my nails! I do it at least once a fortnight which has stopped me biting my nails for years now. 
2. I recently got this gorgeous shirt from Harlow and the colour, which I'm in love with, is called Wine!! 
Check out my post about this sexy shirt here




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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Harlow

I'm usually a fashionista on a budget and stick to opshops but roughly about a year ago I realised that if we 'plus size' women want more options in fashion then we have to support such businesses when they come into place or else they won't survive the tough market and we will be back to square one.

This especially goes for Australian plus size labels. So I've been gradually purchasing more pieces from Aussie Labels such as Hope and Harvest, HuudavertiSeraphim and Pho Sizzle. You can see my posts about these pieces under my Aussie Brands tag on my blog.

Harlow is one Aussie plus size label that has been on the top of my lust list for sometime now! I do have a couple of their pieces that I've bought secondhand but haven't bought any myself yet.

Now that I've had my little spiel about supporting business... Did I mention I won a $200 voucher for Harlow?!? I entered Ashley Rose's 10K followers giveaway on instagram and was so stoked when I won! 

So what did I buy? I bought
• The Gothic Glamour Lace Shirt in wine currently on sale for $64.50; and 
• The Invincible Winner Hi-lo knit in bordeaux for $159

Now I may have won these items so Im not really 'supporting' the business financially but it has definitely sold me on buying more!!
I may have to save a little bit longer than usually but the pieces I will buy are such great quality, versatile, trendy, comfy and I reckon will last ages!!

The Gothic Glamour shirt.

It's clear why the colour of this shirt is called wine, I couldn't think (still can't) of anything else this shade but red wine! It's so gorgeous! Definitely one of my kind of colours to wear! 


I wasn't really sure how I would go with sizing for this shirt because I usually have boob gaping problems with shirts. I ended up sizing up just to allow extra room for my twins which worked well. Any smaller and I would've had issues...but then again I do have huge boobs.


I'm really glad I got this shirt cause I don't have anything else like it in my wardrobe. I do have a couple of black lace tops but don't wear them much because when I wear black under them (as I wear black under almost everything) it just looks like a plain black top rather than lace. Plus the colour... Did I mention I love this colour?!?!



The Invincible Winner Hi-lo knit.


I love these hi-lo tops! I wanted the grey one but they were sold out in my size so I got the bordeaux. The grey one is on the top of my LustList now! 
I love so many things about this knit...knit, yes for starters it is wool (& elastane) so it is warm, the colour, the cut, I just love it!


Originally I wasnt sure about the pleather sleeves cause I was thinking it would only match with pleather bottoms (I'm a very matchy match kinda gal!) so I emailed Kerry (the woman behind Harlow) and she  reminded me that they look great with jeans and plain black pants. And she was so right! 


I wore mine with my black jeans and my Lee Cooper heels cause they have a similar sheen to the pleather sleeves.



And to finish with a little quote I got sent with my Harlow parcel...
"Make today so awesome, Yesterday gets jealous"
Yesterday will definitely get jealous if I wear either of these tops today!!!

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Spin the Pin - May '15


Jo from iCurvy has started a new photo challenge called 'Spin the Pin'.
Each month Jo will release a photo from Pinterest that will be used to draw inspiration from to create your own outfit. 


This is the pin for the month of May. When I looked at this pin I first saw her bag and hat, followed by the dark stockings that stood out from the rest of the neutral palette.

I'm not entirely sure how to explain how this pin inspired my outfit but I'll give it a go.


I decided to use the beige colour from this pin but discovered I don't really own much beige. So I used beige for my tights and in the skirt. 


The skirt had a long belt with it that didn't sit right for me anywhere so I decided to use it on my head. I was really pleased I did that as it kept the outfit closer to the original pin as there was something on my head; and cause I think it looks really cool!!



Half way through the day I switched into my nude wedges and I must admit I prefer them with this outfit either than the blue boots. 



And to complete the outfit I added my bronze clutch which happens to be my fave clutch at the moment as it's a decent size, awesome colour and easy to carry.


Outfit details:
• Skirt || Regatta || $2 half price sale
• Top stockings || ASOS Curve || $7
• Underlayered stockings || Light tan || We love colours || $15
• Navy top || Expression || Opshopped for $2 
• Bronze Clutch || Corelli || Opshopped for $3
• Navy boots || Girl Xpress || Opshopped for $4
• Nude wedges || Wittner || Opshopped for 50c


You should join in on Spin the Pin! For more info see iCurvy Spin the Pin 

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Aussie Curves 3.0 - Outback

I've been sick in bed all weekend so when my Mum suggested I get out of bed and out of my pyjamas to go for a coffee I thought this is my chance to put on my Outback outfit, otherwise it would probably never happen. 

So with little time to prepare I thought Outback. 
Outback makes me think Country. 
Country makes me think Akubras and boots.

So there you have it. My outback outfit without much depth or thought put into it. However I must admit I didn't wear the Akubra (hat) out to coffee... Yes I am a chicken. Enough words, now to the photos...



Excuse the hat hair...




Outfit details:
• Boots || Mimco || Opshopped pretty much new for $50
• Akubra || Belonged to my Dad
• Leggings || Kmart || $7
• Long sleeve black top || Rosie & Dixie || Opshopped for $2.50
• Brown sleeveless top/tunic || TS14+ || Opshopped for $2.75 (Yay for half price sales!)
• Brown sleeveless wool cardicoat || TS14+ || Opshopped for $10 
• Brown & black scarf || no label || Opshopped for $3



Short n sweet today me ladies! 
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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Aussie Curves 3.0 - Monochrome

I'm going to keep it short and simple for this weeks post. 
Here I have 2 monochrome outfits that are fairly standard of what you might find me wearing to work. Comfortable, classy, easy to work in all day but still makes me feel sexy and chic!

Monochrome Outfit 1



Outfit details:
  Black & White tunic || The Ark || Opshopped years ago probs for $5
  Black Jeans || Autograph || Opshopped for $6
  Black long sleeve top (underneath) || Oshopped for $2.50
  Boots || Doc Martens || bought off a friend 15 years ago for $10
  Mesh Necklace || Opshopped for $1
  2 x small black hair combs || Opshopped 2 for $2.50


I love to accessorise so little hair combs are a great addition without being over the top.


Below... My babies are dying!! Whatever should I do! My Docs are a staple in my wardrobe!



Monochrome Outfit 2



Outfit details:
  Grey dress || MySize || Opshopped (half price sale) for $2.50
  Long Black sleeveless vest || Metalicus || Opshopped for $7
  Belt || City Chic || $10
  Leggings || Kmart || $7-$8
  Boots || Novo || $40?
  Ring || Autograph || $8
  Gold earrings || opshopped
  Point Necklace || Opshopped for $2.50


Had to do a close up of this gorgeous belt detail by City Chic!



And that it!! Catch ya next week Babes & handsome Beasts!!








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