Hall of Fame – Kidspot Voices 2014

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On the weekend I was honoured to be inducted into the Kidspot Voices Hall of Fame for blogging. I've been a part of the competition since it's inception many years ago, I even came Top 5 in 2012. A special thanks to the unwavering support, love and nominations from new and loyal readers of my blog. It's so exciting to see fresh faces entering the arena even if I did feel a bit like a dinosaur, because not only was I celebrating the induction but on Monday my blog turned 8 years old. I spent ... [ Discover More ]

City Chic Outlet Shopping

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On Sunday Jo had organised an Aussie Curves Meet Up Event at the City Chic Factory Outlet in Campbeltown, NSW. Jo and I were on the tail end of a huge weekend (more on that later) but we were still excited to go shopping with Claire, Rachel and Sunny. I've only been there once before and I have to say that going with a group of friends is way better than going alone. Of course I didn't want you to miss out on the fun either so I filmed it all... City Chic Outlet Store Brands On Sale 32 ... [ Discover More ]

Curvy Couture Roadshow Attendee Outfits

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I know you're all waiting for outfit photos from the day so here they are in their simplest form. If you see yourself, right click and save away. Post it to Facebook, put it on your blog, print it out and show your grandma... I don't mind but credit would be nice. I think for events from now on I'll just wear jeans and a shirt because I spent so much of my time running around filming and photographing that my look wasn't as polished as I had planned, this photo was taken at the end of the day. ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Campari House, Melbourne

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The last six months have been intense personally, along side of that Aussie Curves has exploded into the community I had always dreamed it would be. Everyday hundreds of people apply to join the private facebook group and there are thousands upon thousands of instagrams using the hashtag #AussieCurves to connect and inspire. I was asked over the weekend how I felt about AC and all I could say was... I'm blown away. I always knew that with positive intention and peer support the community would ... [ Discover More ]

What to wear to Curvy Couture Roadshow

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It's only a week away and I'm beginning to get nervous. My suitcase is lying on on the floor of my studio mocking me, so far it only has a Glomesh purse and my good pair of thongs in it... this isn't going as well as I'd hoped. The most stressful trip I've ever packed for was New York in 2012 for Full Figured Fashion Week. I'd never travelled internationally before and I still hadn't discovered my personal style, I was still in the experimentation phase which basically means PACK ALL THE ... [ Discover More ]

Pretty Little Life

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On the weekend we attended a wedding, a union between two new friends and it was very special. I meet "Meeks" at Aidan's preschool and casually built up a friendship as her daughter and my son were smitten with each other. We invited their family to Aidan's birthday party and we all just hit it off, even Steve and he's a hard nut to crack. We were excited to get to know this family better but sadly a month later they had to move for "JJ's" work. Meeks + JJ got married on Saturday and it was ... [ Discover More ]

Curvy Couture Roadshow

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About the event... "The Curvy Couture Roadshow (CCR) is the first plus size fashion event to be associated with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as part of their Cultural Program for 2014. It's also the first event to showcase so many independent Australian plus size designers in one place.  CCR was established with the objective of promoting emerging Australian designers who specialise in sizes 14 and up. The plus size independent fashion market is a rich field that deserves ... [ Discover More ]

Lollitint Lovelies

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You should all know by now how much I love Benefit Costmetics. They're a girls-girl beauty brand that doesn't follow fashion trends or focus on artistry, instead concentrates on solving the problems women face. I like that. I like that their products do what they promise in an easy to understand way, I'm sure its one of the many reasons why so many of my readers have jumped on the bandwagon too. I don't back a product unless I love it, you guys know that. The brand ethos is so in sync with my ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves Xmas Dinner + Drinks

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The lovely Sunny offered to arrange a Christmas dinner and drinks meet up for the Sydney Aussie Curve ladies, I was so excited about just attending an event without having to do any of the planning. There have been a few events thrown in Melbourne and Brisbane too and I hope more cities and towns get in on the action. All the events are organised through the private Aussie Curves facebook group, you just have to request to join then once accepted, check out the events page. We were headed to ... [ Discover More ]

Tarazz Beauty Brunch

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Last Friday I was invited to the very first beauty launch of Tarazz at The Sailor's Club at Rose Bay. A really beautiful space over the water, looking out across the marina and flooded with light... I wanted to move in and call it home. I got frocked up and headed into the city early, I was really looking forward to catching up with the Tarazz team who were flying up from Melbourne for the event. Guests started trickling in and I soon found myself surrounded by beauty editors from all ... [ Discover More ]

The Kids Store

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Aidan's been receiving quite a few kiddy fashion event invitations lately which is always a bit exciting but I've been selective about which ones we RSVP for. The latest was for the launch of The Kid Store and we couldn't pass it up, I mean even from first glance you can tell it's pretty funky. We arrived and straight away Aidan was in his element. We got to meet the lovely team behind the brand and I kind of fell for them a little more than I thought I would. You know when you meet people ... [ Discover More ]

Tropical Passion Pop

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It's not everyday that you get to go to a poolside party at the Hilton on the Gold Coast so when you do, you frock up! I bought this amazing dress in Darwin and I've been holding on to it, waiting for the right occasion to wear it. I'd originally planned to wear it casually during the day to #PBEvent but I had a last minute wardrobe freak out, changed my mind and I think it was for the best. I felt amazing. The dress is jersey, had pleats to highlight curves and was just so easy to wear. I ... [ Discover More ]

TS14+ MSFW Moments

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This post was brought to you by TS14+ I've been a little bit all over the joint the past few months, most recently on the Gold Coast but just prior to that I was jetting off to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week to see TS14+ on the runway. I've spoken about my relationship with TS14+, the make up looks and a now I want to give you a bit of insight into my trip. I arrived in Melbourne around midday the day before the show and the weather was absolutely beautiful, in all my trips it has never ... [ Discover More ]

Own your Image

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Last Friday was the first day of #PBEvent and from past experience I knew my outfit would have to say as much about me as possible, I was thinking beyond a business card or a quick hello. I wanted my outfit to be memorable, to be eye catching, to reflect my taste and personality but also somehow be comfortable as I knew it would be a long day. That's a lot to ask of an outfit but I'm proud to say I think I nailed it. I received so many compliments on the day, both online and off. Theary's ... [ Discover More ]

Sparkling

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That's exactly how I'll be feeling when I arrive at the Gold Coast about midday today. Actually I might be a little tired and cranky from the travel but as soon as the ocean breeze kisses my face and the warm water touches my toes I'll be in a very happy place. I'm skipping town for the rest of the week as I'll be attending ProBlogger Training Event, a two day conference full of learning, geek talk that I still don't fully comprehend and networking, oh my goodness the networking. Actually you ... [ Discover More ]

TS14+ Runway Looks

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This post is brought to you by TS14+ Attending runway shows is always a little bit exciting. There is a thrill in the air as people rush about backstage, the crowd filters in to their seats and the photographers stand their ground in the media pit. Usually I'd be in there with them but this year as the #TS14PlusInsider I sat front row and it was brilliant, better still it was free to attend so you could have too. The TS14+ runway shows were held around lunchtime to a crowded house within ... [ Discover More ]

TS14 Plus Insider

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As usual my stomach is turning. Brett the flight stewards smooth silky voice is calming me more than it probably should. I always get like this before a big job, don't get me wrong I love it and I'm extremely passionate about my readers needs and making my everyday like thrilling, but not for one second do I take any of the opportunities I'm given for granted. That is why you'll find me huddled in my allocated seat scribbling in a note pad old school style trying to find a way to convey my ... [ Discover More ]

TS14+ MSFW Insider

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This post is brought to you by TS14+ I have some very exciting news... I'll be flying down to Melbourne for a few days next week to be the official TS14+Melbourne Spring Fashion Week insider!!! You might remember I covered the show last year bringing you plenty of behind the scenes photos, sneaky instagrams and lots of blog posts. I'll be doing it all again this year and I'm super pumped for the show, a fresh new collection full of gorgeous colours, stunning plus size Australian models and the ... [ Discover More ]

All the Little Party People

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Events aren't something new for me, I attend them all the time but they're always more special when my little dude comes along. By the time he's six he'll be a professional socialite I'm sure. I was hesitant at first about mixing sticky little fingers with new season launch samples but I quickly got over it once I remembered he's a well behaved little man. Aidan's crazy cute if I do say so myself, he's packed full of enough charm to convince any PR girl to slip him an extra cupcake and ... [ Discover More ]

It’s a Girl Thing

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A few weeks ago I headed into the city really really early to work out... I'm serious. I'm not a morning person so I'm still in shock that I actually managed to make the train and stay awake for the entire journey in and then punch out a work out. Did I mention I'd be working out whilst surrounded by polished magazine people and fitness bloggers? You could also say I was the token big girl but that didn't stop me being me and doing my thing... I was looking forward to trying the Pilates ... [ Discover More ]

The Ultimate Makeover – Part One

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In the early hours of the morning almost exactly a year ago today, I headed into the city to donate some of my time and skill to a worthy cause. I was to capture the special moments of the Ultimate Makeover for five very special women who will forever be engrained in my memory. Cancer effects so many of us at different stages and ages in our lives, directly or otherwise. Stylist Donny Galella wanted to use his talent, contacts and generous nature to create an experience to make life a little ... [ Discover More ]

Like a Lady

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I like being a lady who luches, especially on a Monday when I'm usually working. There's something to be said about escaping from normality, getting dressed up and eating delicious food. It's good for the soul. It's even better when you do it with friends. The lovely team at Appliances Online held a gorgeous brunch and also invited Claire, another Aussie Curve lover and I was really looking forward to catching up just the two of us. Living in the Hawkesbury can be quite isolating which is one ... [ Discover More ]

Nespresso High Coffee

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I've mentioned before that I'm not a coffee drinker but on the odd occasion where I've found myself in a cafe for a meeting and surprisingly a raspberry "Spider" isn't a fitting beverage, I've dabbled with lattes and mochas. So when someone lovely from Nespresso (who also happens to be a direct link to George Clooney) invites you to an intimate High Coffee experience for Mother's Day, you go. As I live over an hour out of the city a fancy car was sent to pick me up, I think it suits me don't ... [ Discover More ]

LG Optimus G Giveaway

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I was gifted an LG Optimus G Smartphone and given the option to give one away. I was not paid for this post and as usual all thoughts and opinions are my own. Most of the time when I get invited to attend events I have an idea of how it will play out but sometimes I get surprised, this was one of them. LG had invited me to be a guest at an intimate product launch for their brand new phone the Optimus G in The Rocks. It seemed like a perfect excuse to get all dressed up. I had gorgeous new ... [ Discover More ]