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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Disclosure: This post was made in partnership with Autograph

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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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Best and Less – One Price Fits All Campaign

So a little birdie told me about a new campaign by Best and Less… I was intrigued and quite excited!

So here are some of my pet shopping peeves
• Vanity Sizing – I’m an 18, and I’m ok with that! It’s doesn’t make me feel better going to a plus size range and getting a 14. The inconsistency is frustrating, and to be honest – give plus size women some credit – we are awfully savvy these days!
• Stores who carry both straight and plus size ranges – but they don’t offer ANY of the cute straight size lines in a plus size.
• Paying more for a plus size garment than the identical style in a smaller size.

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It appears that Best and Less are coming to the party in all three of these areas.

Not only are they bringing out a chic and stylish new line – every style will be available from size 8 – 26, and all consistent pricing across the sizes. And they go one step better – each piece will be under $30!

If the promotional images are anything to go by – I’m going to love the style of this new range. Here’s what they had to say about the new line…

This summer, think classic cuts in forever-stylish monochrome stripes, pencil skirts and form fitting dresses with hints
of lime, for a fresh take on work wear. Elegant details such as jewelled necklines and satin trims add understated glamour to tunics and tanks for effortless evening wear, while printed tops and colourful florals are perfect for a chic yet casual look.

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Personally I can’t wait to get my hands on the new line – and I promise to do a Changeroom Confession post as soon as it hits the shops. Until then, I honestly hope they can live up to the hype – it’s an exciting step forward for plus size fashion in Australia.

Note: This post is not sponsored. Information is based on the Press Release issued by Best and Less. I figured, if I’m interested, you guys might be too!

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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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 {Green}

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So I’m trying to be a real smarty pants this week, and have both a green coloured, and ‘green’ outfit. Since second hand week was before I joined the challenge, today I’m going to showcase a skirt I bought second hand! Even better – I bought it from an Aussie Curvette 🙂

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As someone who does her fair share of retail therapy, I do get the guilts about my consumerism, and the cost of my wardrobe on the environment. I’m not at all opposed to buying clothes second hand – my go-to is eBay. I wish I was the op-shop type – but it’s really not me. I also try to sell on my clothes when they don’t fit anymore – as well as doing the ‘green’ thing, it also means that I can recoup some money (to buy more clothes) and most importantly my clothes get to continue to be worn and have new fabulous adventures!

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Knowing I wanted to wear my ‘green’ 2nd hand City Chic Skirt, I went shopping in my closet for a green top… Now, I like green, I think I look good in green, but curiously, when searching for it, there was a serious lack of green in my wardrobe. I took the opportunity to search the City Chic sale racks and came up with zilch (zilch green… i bought other things in the sale obviously). Then, I spotted the perfect top while looking for something else in Kmart (isn’t that how we all shop at Kmart… Go in for one thing, come out with arms full of other stuff?) and it was reduced to boot! I haven’t traditionally been a fan of Kmart clothes – and don’t get my wrong, their plus size range is DISMAL but I’m really impressed with their straight size line right now – super affordable and bang on trend.

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I love the jewel green colour of this top – I love wearing a bright colour like this – and I could not think of a cheerier pairing than this top and necklace. Necklace was an impulse buy on sale at eQuip (picked it up for only $7!), when I bought it, I had no idea how or if I would wear it… But I love it paired with this outfit. Perfect addition to take this work outfit out to Friday night drinks…

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After a few years of wearing thick black tights, I’m really loving sheers this winter. I really like the sheer 2pack plus size stockings at Kmart – they have a nice sheen and feel silky rather than crepe-y (if you know what I mean)… And for $5 a 2-pack, I’m not too devastated when I get a hole in them after 1 wear!

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Top: Kmart
Skirt: Originally City Chic but bought from Ashley Rose
Neclace: eQuip
Stockings: Kmart
Heels: Torrid

Time to ‘do the rounds’ and see everyone else’s Green goodness…

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Style me Friday {Slacks}

I have been so inspired by The Fashionista Next Door‘s Style Me Friday series, that I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and give it a go!

Ok, so technically I have to wait until Saturday to post… But that’s small price to pay for living Down Under! So I’m doing a Saturday edition of Style me Friday…

This weeks inspiration is Slacks – and I’m with Eboni on this one – for me – Slacks are big beautiful wide leg trousers.

I searched high and low for the right inspiration on this one, and have done my best to recreate the feel of this picture…

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I had loads of fun joining in on this one – I think wide leg slacks can be a hard for plus size girls, and that’s why I love this inspiration pic – the loud jacket on the shoulders help to balance out the width of the pants.

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So what am I wearing?
Slacks: Button up Wide Leg slacks from New Look (circa 2006 – yep I shopped the back of my wardrobe for this challenge!)
Top: Cream button up top with gold buttons and collar tips from Crossroads
Jacket: City Chic (circa 2012)
Clutch: Colette by Colette
Ring: Bought from a market in Avoca NSW while on a getaway with my family.

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To join the fun and get inspired – Visit The Fashionista Next Door and join me on in the Style Me Friday challenge!