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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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: 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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