AUSSIE CURVES : DENIM

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DENIM has been a staple in my wardrobe for years now, including: jeans, denim skirt(s) and denim jacket(s). It’s one of those things that is so versatile, can be dressed up or down and is sooooo easy to wear. The outfit I’ve chosen primarily for this post (and I say primarily, as I am going to post a couple of other pics of me in denim too) is based around my denim jacket which I LOVE… The jacket is from Wallis and has a slight stretch in it. The stretch makes it so comfy to wear and also ‘fits’ my curves.

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Jacket : Wallis

Top : Best & Less

Skirt : Big W

Boots : Simply Be

Bag : Marks & Spencers

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In the pictures above I am wearing my favourite black jeans from City Chic… they are amazing!!! I love that they fit my waist and my thighs-something I usually have problems with. Not to mention they haven’t faded one bit… I’ve worn them on nights out….to brunch (picture on the left) and doing the soccer mom thing (picture on the right).

I’m so pleased that there’s so much denim out there to fit all shapes, sizes and budgets. I remember a time, not so long ago, when that was not the case.

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AUSSIE CURVES: NATURE

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When I saw this week’s Aussie curves challenge was NATURE I wasn’t sure how I was going to complete it…then it came to me…FLOWERS! I love floral prints!!! I thought I’d get some pictures on the weekend in a floral frock and then before I knew it my outfit this morning was perfect for the challenge: BONUS!

So, without further a do…

(Sorry about the lighting…)

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TOP: ESTELLE (MYER)

        JEANS: TU

               SHOES: SIMPLY BE

                     BAG: TARGET

                            EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE( also available from Lovisa)

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AUSSIE CURVES: POLKA DOTS

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YES!!! POLKA DOTS!!! I LOVE POLKA DOTS!!!

This weeks Aussie Curves challenge, POLKA DOTS, is right up my street. I may just have to use more than one outfit’s pics…

For me, POLKA DOTS are timeless and versatile. My favourite POLKA DOT print is probably black & white.

These pics were taken last summer, in Melbourne (with this challenge in mind!).

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TUNIC: CITY CHIC

The tunic is fab. It took me a little out of my comfort zone as it’s a bit shorter than I would usually wear, but I felt great in it.

Fairly recently I found a bargain Autograph dress on ebay, which I think makes a great work outfit. With winter on our doorstep, I plan on wearing my black knee-high  boots and black leather look jacket with the dress – I’ll be sure to post a pic when I do…

What do you think?

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AUSSIE CURVES: SONG

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The Aussie Curves: SONG challenge has had me thinking all week…thinking, but not doing (so here’s my contribution, in by the skin of my teeth-AGAIN!).

The first song which came to my head was “IN THE JUNGLE” (?!?) I know… Thinking. about it it’s probably because I love my ANIMAL PRINT.

Animal print is one of those things you either love or hate. I’m a LOVER. My favourite is leopard print! I went though my wardrobe and was a little surprised to find the number of animal print pieces of clothing I actually have…

Here are a couple of pics of my animal print accessories, bags and shoes…each square of the animal print box represents an item of clothing- too much???

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 Below is my SONG inspired outfit…loving the top which can be dressed up or down and is very comfortable to wear.

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TOP: BEST & LESS                   JEANS: TU                                 SHOES: SIMPLY BE

Looking forward to seeing all the other Aussie Curves ladies SONG inspired posts (my job tonight…)

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AUSSIE CURVES: TIME SAVER

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TIME SAVER!

When it came to this week’s Aussie Curves challenge, TIME SAVER, my thoughts immediately went to my weekday mornings…a blur of having stayed up too late, pressed snooze on my alarm too many times, needing to get the kids to school and arrive at work looking presentable (it’s made me tired just thinking about it!)

For the purposes of this challenge I am going to use some work outfits. Before I do though, here are some of my time saver tips:

1) Hair – invest in some dry shampoo

2) Make-up – make sure you have a BB cream (moisturizer and tint in one!)

3) Glamour – a versatile pair of black sunnies and on trend bag ( these can add instant glamour to any outfit)

4) Jewellery – versatile statement earrings or necklace (something to finish the outfit off with)

My TIME SAVER look for work inevitably involves black pants or a black skirt, black shoes, a top, a jacket or a cardie. I am the queen of quick bag changes and often use them to add colour to an outfit along with a bright lippie.

Here are a couple of outfits I wore to work last week….

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                                          Top: CITY CHIC                                 Top: TESCO

                                          Pants: BE ME                                     Pants: BE ME

                                          Kimono: Supre

…and here’s what I wore today…

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Top: MATALAN     Jacket: CITY CHIC   Pants: BE ME   Shoes: SHOE ZONE

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AUSSIE CURVES: HIPSTER

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I’ve not spent much time on my blog lately…so thought it’s about time I pulled up my big girl pants and made an effort. It’s not that I’ve lost interest, but sometimes life just gets a bit busy and if I’m honest, I’ve really struggled with the last few Aussie Curve challenges! PATTERN CLASH…BODY CON…AND NOW HIPSTER!!!

I am determined to have a go this week –  however out of my comfort zone HIPSTER is. Actually, I had to check in with some of the other Aussie Curves girls about what HIPSTER looks like…(thanks for all your help by the way!) and did a bit of ‘googling’ This morning I had a look in my wardrobe and it’s fair to say, flung myself on my bed in despair after a short while – I can be a bit dramatic. One of the fab  things about the Aussie Curves challenges is that they are open to individual interpretation, so my pics are going to be that!

Before we get to my pics, I thought it may be a good idea to show some of the ideas that I came across during my investigations  – I’m sure there are those of you who like me have no idea about HIPSTER fashion.

Below are some images I found which appealed to me, while surfing the net, trying to educate myself on all things HIPSTER…(if I’ve used an image of YOU please let me know so I can acknowledge it)

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Here are a few outfit boards I put together in relation to my interpretation of HIPSTER…

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When I got to work today one of my colleagues was wearing what I’d say is HIPSTER, so I asked if she’s mind posing for a pic…tadaaaaa here it is… (thanks)

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…and FINALLY, here are my pics for the Aussie Curves: Hipster challenge, adapted for work (they were taken in a rush so are not as great as I’d hoped).

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TROUSERS: AUTOGRAPH

TOP: ASDA

CARDIE: EVIE

BAG: ACCESSORIZE

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AUSSIE CURVES: PICNIC

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This is my picnic post…and before I go any further, I have to say that I haven’t actually gone on a picnic, but have chosen an outfit I would wear to one. Those who know me, know that I love ‘glam’ and a bit of’ bling’, so it’s unlikely that I would be dressing down for a picnic.

One of the most important things for me when considering what I’d wear to a picnic was comfort- oh yes….and the fact I would in all likelihood be sitting on the floor!

Without further ado here are my pictures…

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I have chosen my light weight Harem pants from MARKS AND SPENCERS, a cool strappy top from CITY CHIC, some statement earrings from PRIMARK, some thong wedges from SHOE ZONE and my fabulous VOGUE sun glasses(essential for sitting outdoors while sipping champagne and eating cupcakes- two of my favourite picnic musts!)

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