Floral Pants – Three ways (Part 3)… The round up!

For the last two days I have been styling these statement Floral Pants from Autograph. Getting a good cost per wear is important – and being able to style a strong print piece in completely different ways is the best way to get value from a statement piece.

After covering off Work and Casual – it’s time to have some fun and style it for a Night out!

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Today I’ve paired the pants with a black and mesh bodysuit from New Look. The bodysuit gives me a great smooth line, and always stays in place. Not wanting to take away from the neckline of the bodysuit, I decided on a statement belt and some big gold earrings to match…

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I added some sky high platform heels from Torrid – I’m not particularly short or tall (169cms) – but I do find that some killer heels with ankle length pants makes my legs look extra long. I usually avoid 7/8th or crop pants for fear of making me look short and stumpy – but with a good pair of heels – I think they actually have the opposite effect and make me look taller. You know that ‘rule’ about having a garment finish at the skinniest part of your leg – I think my ankles are the skinniest part of me leg – and the 7/8th length is quite flattering. This style managed to surprise me!

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Top: Mesh Bodysuit from New Look
Pants: Autograph Floral Pants
Belt: City Chic
Heels: Torrid
Earrings: A present from Secret Santa last year
Jacket: Sequin Bomber Jacket from Harlow

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In a stroke of serendipity – these pants are now ON SALE (All pants at Autograph are $40 for a limited time) so if you like them – be quick to snap up a pair!

So that’s it – getting value from a statement pair of pants by wearing them different ways… Which was your favorite look?

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Floral Pants: Three ways (Part 2)

Remember these pants?
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You should, I was only talking about them yesterday! Aren’t they fab?
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So yesterday I styled up these great Autograph Fashion Floral pants for work – and today I’m having some fun and going bright – really bright!

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This neon top was in Sussans – and as soon as I saw it, I fell in love! I actually find wearing it with a print tones it down a bit – with plain black pants it can be pretty blinding. With so many fabulous hues in the print of these pants – it’s easy to find a bright coloured top to match in.

I’ve kept the accessories simple and black – there’s more than enough going on without introducing another element.

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Pants: Autograph Fashion Floral Pants. I’m wearing size 14.
Top: Sussans Neon Pink Top. I’m wearing size 12.
Wedges: Kmart
Necklace: hmmm… It’s really old, I’m sorry I don’t remember…

The same look can be achieved by choosing any one of the fabulous colours in the print! On the Autograph website – I also found this Turquiose Lattice Back Shirt, or if your quick, you could snap this Autograph Fuchsia Peplum on SALE which would also look great paired with these pants!
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Aaaaaand tomorrow I’ll be styling these beauties for a night out!

HOT BREAKING NEWS!!! These pants are now on sale for just $40! All Autograph pants are on sale for a limited time only so make sure you head over there now to check out the sale!

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Aussie Curves {Homemade}

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Ok, so a seamstress I am not – but here’s what I can do – cakes and customising…

So, first up… My obsession with Pinterest coupled with a whole two weeks off work due to illness lead to me buying the full rainbow pack of sharpies and going to town on all things canvas.

These shoes are the result.

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I love that they are monotone so are a funky addition, without overpowering an outfit.

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Jacket: Best and Less (Oxblood slouchy blazer)
Singlet: New Look (Stag Print Singlet)
Pants: Dorothy Perkins (Black Eden Jeggings)
Necklace: eQuip
Shoes: Plain canvas sand shoes from Big W – customization by ME!

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Secondly, it’s time to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate than with cake… What are we celebrating? Aussie Curves 1st Birthday!

Happy Birthday to AC. If you have had told me a year ago I would have “Internet friends” I would have laughted hysterically in your face. I am humbled and honored everyday being involved in AC. These ladies have provided, not only a space for plus size fashion and an extensive network of bargain hunters and shopping enablers… But a supportive group of friends whose body positivity, confidence, humour, courage, and lets face it, overwhelming hotness, inspire me each day.

You will have to stay tuned for the actual cake – it will be making an appearance at the AC 1st Birthday Party on Saturday night… So you will just have to check it out in my round up next week!

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Target Changeroom Confessions

All those Gok Ads have been making my shopping-bone itch, so I headed out to Target to look at their new lines!

I had a little look around the Moda section – but there really wasn’t that much that was my style. Except this one Monochrome Chevron top – I’ve layered with with a long sleeve bodysuit in this photo – it is short sleeve. The material made it sit beautifully, and it was a good length to be able to wear it tucked in or hanging out…

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Target’s straight size range now extends to a size 20. I’m loving the monochrome dresses out right now – here are my three favorites!

20130728-133214.jpgThis dress is the perfect fit! I loved it, and the metal detail belt was so cute! I can’t believe that a super cute dress like this is available (in a size that actually fits me) from Target at an affordable price! #winning!

20130728-133505.jpgthe waist on this bodycon dress could have been a little tighter – If it was coming home, I would have seen how the size 16 went…

20130728-133456.jpgAlthough gorgeous, the stiff material in this dress caused the arm holes to gape. My boobs couldn’t squish into the next size down, so even though I loved this dress, it just didn’t work for my body…

I do find the sizing inconsistent at Target – I love their stuff, but it means I need to go instore to try stuff on – I’m such a fan of online shopping that its a little painful to trek instore every time there’s something I like.

Here’s a classic example of 2 beautiful pieces… Both are size 18 – one way to big, and one too small…

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As I was wondering around the store, This Tokyo Dolls top caught my eye – so beautiful. If it had been on sale, I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat!

20130728-134651.jpgChic with a little sexiness – perfect as a transition piece from office to after hours! It was a little on the pricey side for a work top. But beautifully made, and I’ll be keeping my eye on it! I’m wearing a size 16.

This jacket is GENIUS!! I saw a similar one in City Chic last week, and this one is half the price! Unfortunately there were none in my size, so this is a size 14. Surprisingly it did for across my back – but my ‘bangers’ (as Gok would say) were never going to get in there.

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Lastly – I headed to the sales rack – this gorgeous dress was a steal at only $40!

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Perfect for brightening up the working week.

So that’s all from the changeroom for now!

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Aussie Curves {Ruffles}

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Stumped. Absolutely, positively stumped by the theme of ruffles.

I don’t know when I stopped buying them. I used to have a wardrobe full of ruffles – on everything – dresses, shoes, cardigans, skirts. But as I stare into my wardrobe… I’m coming up completely blank.

It wasn’t a conscious decision. I just must have stopped buying them.

I considered doing peplums as a ruffle – but I recently did a post that included almost every peplum I own to compare and contrast different brands (read it here). It would be a bit of an easy out. So I decided to head to the shops to see if there were any ruffles that took my fancy, not to buy, just for inspiration… and I still couldn’t find anything ruffled that I really liked…

I was completely prepared to be sitting this one out.

Then I was sitting at my desk and realised that my cardigan had a waterfall edge – a ruffle!

A couple of happy snaps in the office later, and I have a very very brief post for ruffles week!

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Cardigan: Crossroads

Sweater Dress: Vitru

Belt: City Chic

Boots: Torrid

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Yes, its a long bow to be drawing – but better to be involved than sitting on the sidelines!

Oh, and please excue the Security pass which I forgot to remove. But on a side note – how CUTE is my new badge reel? It’s from Etsy

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Aussie Curves {Feminine}

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I think feminine in winter is quite hard to pull off… When it’s summer I’m all about flirty pretty dresses and tops… But in winter (maybe it’s because I hate the cold) my wardrobe gets darker and edgier. It’s all dark denims and leggings, but I was determined to find something both true to me and true to the season to work for this week’s Aussie Curve theme: Feminine.

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The first piece was easy – my new Floral Bomber Jacket from Wonderlust. I know I’m totally late to the party on this one – but I genuinely had no idea THE ICONIC stocked so many curvy brands. I’m always pushing myself to go into new stores when I go shopping just-in-case… But I have recently realized I’m quite narrow minded when it comes to looking for clothes online.

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The black base of the floral helps me pair it with my other ‘winter wardrobe’ pieces while still maintaining a feminine look…

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Jacket: Wonderlust Floral Bomber Jacket from THE ICONIC – Gifted (I’m wearing a 16)
Pants: Grey pleather stripe jeans from Dorothy Perkins (I’m wearing an 18)
Top: Everyday Basic Black ribbed top from Kmart (I’m wearing an 18)
Heels: Platform Heels from Torrid (wide width)
Necklace: Bubble necklace from Etsy

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So somehow I’ve managed to do Feminine Week without a whisper of pink and no dress in sight! Go figure! Don’t forget to check out the other Aussie Curves girls as they go all girly… Find us on Facebook to join the fun!

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Plus size boyfriend jeans…?

While I’m not sure I’m on-board the boyfriend jean bandwagon, I was cleaning out my wardrobe and found a bunch of clothes from when I lived in London… Including this pair of boyfriend jeans.

First thing I noticed… Boy, are they heavy! Compared to the rest of my jeans these were thick and very heavy.

Obviously I was a fan if this silhouette last time round, I’m just not sure I’m up for it this time…

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I’ve styled it with a jumper I picked up from Valley Girl – I’m loving the touches of neon against the oatmeal – the colours and pattern is just the right amount of kooky to be interesting, and in my opinion – pretty chic for a chunky jumper.

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What do you think of the boyfriend jean trend? Will you be jumping aboard or steering clear?