One of the things I’ve loved about Aussie Curves is that every single week not only is my wardrobe challenged but I’m challenged on an emotional level too. I’m not saying that each week I’m experiencing an extreme personal growth breakthrough but it’s enabled me to notice patterns in my behaviour and attitude toward my clothing choices.
The best part is that it’s all documented. I can look back at pictures of the first time I wore a dress that came well above my knees and compare my body language to more recent photos when my knees are clearly on show and just from my posture and facial expression you can see it’s a hurdle I’ve jumped over. I got over it. I got over the perception of everyone else’s idea of what is flattering for me. The ever nagging “everyone” that resides in our subconscious that we feel the need to please to be normal… or maybe that’s just me.
I made a pact with myself that I would be daring, that I would be bold and I would also allow myself to just be. To flow where the inspiration takes me, shutting out all else. I’ve grown to understand what I like about the way certain cuts and lengths sit on my body, the fabrics that I prefer and how texture in an outfit is really important. It’s not always about trends but now I’m no longer afraid to dip my toe into them. It’s about fun and learning to be at ease with yourself.
- Cropped Blazer – Dream Diva
- Floral Dress – ASOS Curve
- Belt – ASOS Curve
- Strappy Canvas Wedges – Target
- Clutch – Vintage Glomesh
A reminder of why I founded Aussie Curves:
“I wanted to lead by example, to build a strong voice of reputable bloggers who give inspiration and support to their readers. “Aussie Curves” is a bonding exercise, a tool for networking and to make us really work our wardrobes. It’s also for expanding our readers minds to embrace the reality that fashion is not exclusive to a few but available to the many.”
There are just 12 more weeks left of the challenge and the very wonderful women on the extremely active Aussie Curves Facebook Page are already encouraging me to create a new list for it’s second year with even more daring themes… and that leaves me feeling a million times prouder than any “perfect” outfit ever could.