This is the second week of Aussie Curves and I’m totally proud and overwhelmed by the amount of support my little initiative has received. Remember, if you’re a size 14+ and live in Australia/New Zealand you can play along. This week we’re all posting about “Bold Nails” which is right up my alley and the perfect excuse to splash out on a manicure. My pretty pink digits are covered in Shellac, one of my favourite treats.
I also thought this week would be a great opportunity to bust out my weave… trust me, that’s not something I thought I’d ever hear myself say. I’m wearing fake hair clip in extensions from Lady Jayne, I got them on sale for $40 at Priceline. They can be washed and styled with a hair dryer, curler and straightener too which is unusual for fake hair. I don’t wear them out because I’m lazy but for photos they’re totally mad. Oh and my earrings are from a few years ago now, I have no idea where I got them from.
The “My Boyfriend’s Back” dress I’m wearing is a gift from 17 Sundays. It’s made from rayon that’s light and ultra comfortable, perfect for summer. I love the slim fit and the gorgeous vertical stripes. I’ve got to admit I felt a little pin-up in it. The neckline is really flattering whilst still covering up the girls and the silk black waistband is stretchy removing the need to wear a belt.
I’ve got to give another big shout out to Steve for being my photo hero. He came home during his lunchbreak today so he could take these photos for me. I had planned to take the photos over the weekend but a different photoshoot I was organising took up most of my time. I’ll be planning further ahead for next week’s post which will be all about “Leggings“.
Now I know you’re wondering about the shoes… the Tricia Fuchsia Suede Heels are from Torrid. I don’t have many pieces from them as the shipping prices to Australia are above and beyond ridiculous, Forever21 is the same. Whilst I was in NYC I met the marketing team for Torrid. I was desperate to try on their shoes as they release funky styles in a wide fit but I ran out of time whilst I was overseas so they kindly sent me these to check the sizing. I got a size 10W and whilst the width is perfect I think with a heel this high I’d need a size 9 or use some heel grips as they slip a little at the back. Being a 9.5W is tough.
I feel a little like a retro, pin-up, brunette barbie in this outfit… and I utterly adore it! A monochrome dress begs for colour that packs a punch so pairing it with funky pink accessories was a no-brainer. If you want to experiment with a current fashion trend which may be a little intimidating (like neon for example) painting your nails can be the easiest and cheapest way to play along. Speaking of playing, why not check out the rest of the ladies joining in this week and maybe, just maybe you could think about having a go yourself!