AUSSIE CURVES: FESTIVAL

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Well hello there!

After along time ‘away’ …I have finally got my BLOG ON! Sometimes things can get so hectic that we stop doing some of the things we enjoy and although I can’t promise to blog as regularly as some, I will endeavour to to better!!! While I’ve been ‘away’ I have however been taking part in some of the Aussie Curves challenges on Instagram! (@mandy.me).

Back to the challenge…FESTIVAL.

This weeks challenge was timed sooo well. On the weekend I went to a 70’s themed birthday party and my outfit was something I would wear to a festival, probably a folk/hippie festival- something my husband and I did every year while living in the UK.

My check list for what you need when you go to a festival looks a bit like this…
* comfy/ funky outfit
* light wrap for the evening
* sunglasses
* phone / camera
* sun lotion
* tissues
* anti-bacterial hand sanitizer
* travel pack of wet wipes
* disposable rain poncho
* small purse with only essential cards/   money
* water ( in between the odd vino or two…)

Back to fashion!

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KAFTAN : EBAY
SHOES : ACCESSORIZE

( I have actually fallen in love with kaftans and will be investing in a couple more!)

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AUSSIE CURVES : RACES

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I can’t believe that it’s RACES post time again…. This is one of my favourite times of year. For the last 4 years I’ve attended a country Ladies Day Races with a group of fabulous women. The chatter and organisation leading up to the day is part of what makes it so special…frocks and fascinators are what it’s all about…

This year I fell in love with a bright floral dress from ESTELLE and have in fact worn it 2 weekends in a row…once to Ladies Day and once to a friend’s Race Night party. I wore my hair differently on each occasion and changed my accessories.

I felt amazing on both occasions and got heaps of compliments!

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AUSSIE CURVES: DENIM

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For this weeks Aussie Curves Challenge: DENIM, I have used my favourite black jeans from City Chic. They are the most comfortable and best fitting jeans I own. I’ve worn them for a night out, dressed up and casually with a t-shirt- so versatile. A well fitting pair of jeans are, in my opinion, an essential part of any wardrobe.

I teamed my black jeans up with a grey top from Debenhams (UK) and a flowing colourful kimono from Supre- which I picked up for $10 in the sale…BARGAIN! As you probably know, I lurvveeee my accessories and have worn a fab silver necklace which I recently found in a pharmacy!

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AUSSIE CURVES: FLASHBACK

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It feels like just the other day that I started doing the AUSSIE CURVES CHALLENGES. Being part of the community and  taking part in as many challenges as possible has been really positive for me. Not only have I got to paly with clothes (which I love) but the incredible AUSSIE CURVES community, which I see as a SISTERHOOD has contributed to me feeling more body positive than I have in forever! Thank you ladies.

I posted my first post on 8 November 2013 and haven’t looked back. During this time I’ve attended a fabulous AUSSIE CURVES catch up in Melbourne, meeting a wonderful group of women and I also attended my first official fashion show, The Curvy Couture Roadshow.

Without further a do…here are my favourite outfits from my posts to date.

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CITY CHIC…I LOVE YOUR TUNIC DRESSES!

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CITY CHIC is one of my favourite shops….great fashion for FABULOUS, CURVY girls (and I use the term girls to include women…ladies…babes- what ever you call yourself). In the previous few months CC has had some AMAZING tunics/ dresses in. You’ve got to know which ones I’m referring to…yes?. They have a zip down the front, have come in solid colours and also in prints, with an amazing neckline and puffy pocket like bits. So I need to pose a question… How many is too many for a girl to have??? I have four. A black one, a pink one, a leopard print one and a neon multi coloured one. I have actually had to stop myself from getting any more. They are SUPER COMFY and VERY FLATTERING.

Over the last couple of weekends I’ve had a couple of ‘events and worn one to each.

At the beginning of July,my hubby and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary! We went for dinner in Lygon Street and spent the night in Melbourne. We had a wonderful time and I felt SUPER SEXY in my black tunic/dress, worn with long black boots and accessorized with a fab hot pink and orange necklace from TS clothing and a hot pink clutch from Target.

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Last weekend I went to a friend’s BACHELORETTE do at ‘La Di Da’ in Melbourne. It was excellent and I would recommend their bachelorette/ hen packages. I wore my leopard print tunic/ dress, again with my long black boots and a mixture of silver and gold accessories. I felt great and got some lovely comments.

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 Actually, I have a morning tea this Saturday and may just wear my pink tunic/ dress…watch this space!

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AUSSIE CURVES: BLUE

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Last weekend, my hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary…17 years! Not too shabby. We stayed over in Melbourne Saturday night and had a FAB meal on Lygon Street. It was our first visit to Lygon street since we moved here from the UK nearly 5 years ago and we’ll definitely be going back!

( Look out for my post on what I wore out for dinner on the Saturday night!)

This weeks Aussie Curves challenge, BLUE, is all about what I wore to breakfast on the Sunday morning. Now if someone asked me about my favourite colours I would never think to mention blue…but actually bright blues suit me and I have quite a few bright blue pieces of clothing. I love mixing the blue with black.

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The tunic/dress is from Target and the long line cardie is from Autograph. The boots are from Simply Be.

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AUSSIE CURVES: LEATHER

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I missed Aussie Curves: Date Night and didn’t want to make it 2 in a row that I missed, so here’s my Aussie Curves: LEATHER contribution – or to be more accurate, my PLEATHER contribution. Before I go any further I do need to own up and let you know you may have seen these pics before, but I do have an excuse…2 actually. Firstly, this week is totally taken up by being a ‘dance mom’, as it’s Eisteddfod time…and secondly, I don’t really have much leather/ pleather in my wardrobe!

During the recent City Chic sale I did however bag myself a fabulous pleather jacket – down from $150 to $75. BONUS!!! I love it and have worn it casually, on a night out and even to work. It’s been so versatile. One of the best bits of the jacket is the ‘frill’ round the bottom which makes it just a little bit different and works well with by derriere.

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Jacket: City Chic / Top: Autograph / Jeans: TU / Bag: next / Scarf: Primark

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