This is my little sister Stephanie, although it seems a bit redundant to call her that now she’s a fully functioning and independent adult… but I’m her big sister so I guess I can call her what ever I like! We’ve grown really close over the past few years, it’s really nice. Before we just kind of swung around in our own orbits, occasionally colliding, often resulting in tears.
Not only have we become closer on a personal level but she’s also been learning more about what I do for work. So much so that for the past few months she’s been one of the admins for the Aussie Curves Facebook Group, taking time out of her busy schedule (she studies Furniture Design at UTAS) to give me a hand, to ease my stress. Even if I tried I couldn’t properly put into words how much Steph and Jo have changed my life this year… they get what I’m doing, what my message is and they back me 100%.
It’s not all serious and deep I promise, this post is actually something a bit different, something I haven’t done for awhile but wanted to for ages. You guys see me on the blog all the time, you see the brands I like, the places I shop and the cuts I like for my body shape… when really it’s only a fraction, a glimmer of what I really want to share.
You see my body is currently sized out of a lot of standard size, mainstream stores but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love them. It doesn’t mean that I write off those labels for curves because quite frankly there are a lot of options for curvy figures in standard stores, trying to find a way to share them was the tricky part.
This is where my awesome sister comes in, typically she’s a 12-14 and a pear shape. She’s got a teeny tiny waist, a big round butt, soft tummy and perky boobs that defy gravity. Standard stores don’t really cater to her figure but together we’ve found some great curvy options and I want to share them with you occasionally because not all of my readers are over a size 22, in fact my readers are a size 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30+…
They’re drawn to my blog for more reasons than one and that’s why I adore each and every one of them. I’m not a one trick pony. I’m not afraid to try something new, especially if I think it will help those around me, those reading. So I wanted to start off by telling you about my favourite pair of jeans from when I was a size 16-18. I was around 19 years old, I’d grown up in the Territory wearing little more than cheap ill-fitting jeans and cleavage tops when “out on the town” so when I moved to Townsville I had to up my fashion game.
I was still very self conscious so I took a baby step, I looked for figure-hugging black jeans. Just like Stephanie, I have a round booty that juts out at the back which you can imagine made finding properly fitted jeans in 2004 almost impossible, thanks Britney Spears. I thought I was destined to wear mum jeans forever until I went into a Jeanswest store. I loved my Curvy jeans until the day they all died or no longer fit. It didn’t take Stephanie long to adopt Jeanswest as her own and even my Mum gets in on the action.
Stephanie has countless pairs of the Jeanswest Curve Embracer Jeans, in all the colours and finishes that they release each season. There is plenty of room for hips and booty as well as a firm fit for soft bellies. The best part of all is that when she wears them it’s a crack free zone, no need to tug her shirt down or even wear a belt. They’re fitted firm on the leg, forgiving on the curves and snug around the waist… her perfect jean.
- “Mina” Curve Embracer Super Skinny – Smoke Indigo
- “Sophia” Waterfall Drape Jacket – Biscuit
- “Hilda” Twist Front Tank – Night Blue Multi
Keep an eye out for more of these posts featuring Stephanie wearing different outfits from Jeanswest. In those posts I’ll go into a little more detail about cut, styling and denim blends but for this post I just wanted to let you know I’m tossing ideas around, I’m playing with the concept of showing you something different, a wider scope of what curve is. I’d love to know what you think so let me know in the comments below.
Please Note: This is not a sponsored post. Items were gifted upon my request for the collaboration. As always (and forever) opinions expressed are my own.