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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 ... [ Discover More ]

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 ]

ASOS Curve Wide Fit Shoes

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I'm pretty sure everyone in my town just heard me shriek with joy, car alarms and dogs are going off like crazy. The reason I was so excited was because I ordered shoes online and they fit. Kk, to most people that's not a huge deal but for me it was monumental, a complete and utter game changer! Now I know I can buy wide fitting shoes online from overseas but it comes at a huge cost for shipping alone and then there is the high probability that the sizing is wrong. I know a lot of my ... [ Discover More ]

MBFWA Trends Translated To Plus – Part One

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All this week designers are showcasing their collections at #MBFWA and I'll be following the action from home this year. I couldn't miss it completely so I'll be live streaming the shows and stalking instagram for all the best shots. I understand a lot of Aussie Curve women aren't attracted to fashion week as we're undoubtably excluded as far as actually being able to buy and wear pieces but I personally find the whole experience thrilling. I also wanted to show you how I see trends on the ... [ 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 ]

10 Plus Size Dresses I Want Right Now

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I'm a huge fan of the frock. It wasn't always like that though, I lived in black pants, dark jeans and black leggings. In other words I was basically trying to pretend that my ass and thighs didn't exist and followed the old school rule of hiding them, of "slimming" them. Obviously my ass and thighs are, in fact quite glorious (because they're mine) and I could dress the lower half of my body any way I pleased. Suddenly top and pant combos went out the window and I was embracing dresses. At ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Secondhand

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In the name of multitasking I present my second look photographed on the same day... and yes it did involve a quick outfit change in a public park because I'm a risky dare devil like that. I'm also a bit of a cheater, the dress isn't secondhand but the handbag is, that totally counts right? After the epic wardrobe clear out of January 2014 I found myself with no secondhand garments so I went to my ever faithful stash of Glomesh to bring an outfit to life and make the cut. You've got to admit, ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Off The Runway

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This week the challenge is to steal a style "Off The Runway" and interpret the look in your own way. Endless possibilities. I discovered the look above by Marissa Webb (Spring 2014) and knew instantly that I could make it work. I already owned a metallic gold skirt and my crisp blouse was begging to be worn. I didn't have a white tie so I added some simple chains. I didn't have super strappy heels but I did have a cute pair of nude t-bars. Basically same-same but different. It was really cool ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Sequins

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The weather here at the moment is dreary rainy snuggly overcast stay under the covers kind of weather. The thought of even putting on a bra is revolting but here I am, in the rain shaking my sequin ass. Steve really wasn't having a bar of it today so we snapped a few pics as quickly as possible and then I jumped back in the car. The weather will not hold me back dammit but it did make me forgetful. I wanted to show you a great outfit for the office that could easily transform into a sexy ... [ Discover More ]

17 Sundays AW14

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I love 17 Sundays. Their relaxed sense of style is infectious and I was so excited about the new lookbook that was released today. Their previous A/W collection was so popular that they've reworked some of the styles, tweaked some fabrics and introduced a few new classics. You can find a small collection of new releases available on their website now and more will drop as the weeks go on. I've also got to mention how absolutely amazing Margaret looks. From the moment I met and photographed her ... [ 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 ]

Aussie Curves – Boho

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I had grand plans for Boho week but the weather didn't want to play along so this is what you get, my outfit that I wore to a Blog Chicks networking event in Parramatta today. Big crazy natural curls, my favourite sheer dress and some sweet tan accessories... oh and no beige wall, YAY! I received this Scarlett & Jo dress as a gift from Evans, it's a firm favourite and gets plenty of wear. It's up there in my Top 10 and that's saying something as I've worn a lot of dresses. It's the most ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Activewear

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Last year I got the opportunity to try a new fitness activity, Cardio Tennis. It was a lot of fun but ultimately a bit too much for me, Steve however loved it and a few weeks ago he signed up for classes. Every Wednesday he heads down to the court and comes back an hour later red faced and covered in sweat. He's entitled to an hour of free court hire every week as a perk so we head down there as a family on Sundays just for fun. I really really really enjoy myself. I put on my favourite ... [ 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 ]

Plus Model Magazine Contributor

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It's been several months since the initial email from Maddy popped into my inbox asking me if I would like to join the team. I still remember letting out a squeal, grabbing my laptop and racing to show Steve. That short email felt like validation of all my hard work, my late nights, the budget-stretching networking attendance, sacrifices and passion for the industry. I'll never forget that moment. When I read the welcome note this afternoon it all flooded back and I cried like the professional ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Double Take

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Thanks for all the love for the new look site. One of the things you noticed was a lack of the "Danimezza Blue" so as a bit of a hat tip to my favourite colour both of my outfits for the Double Take challenge feature it. That's right, this week's challenge has double the outfits and better still I'm going to show you how to take a simple classic shirt dress and wear it in two ways. I picked up this gorgeous thing when I was in New York last year, I mean how could I not?! I always turn to ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Christmas

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Christmas has been and gone. We travelled up the coast to stay with my family for the holidays and it was bliss. Just Dad, Mum, my sister Stephanie, Steve, Aidan and myself. We went to the beach, the park, the shops and even went out and looked at all the pretty Christmas lights, it was just so damn lovely, the whole trip, everything. So here I am, a week later and I'm writing this post reminiscing and looking at pictures. Ever since we got home I've been cracking the sads. I just want to go ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Cocktail

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I don't really have any more fancy parties to attend, my silly season is officially over and I literally just tied a bow on the last bit of work I had to do for the year. I'm officially done. We will be driving up the coast to celebrate Christmas with my family and I can't wait to chill out and relax. I'd be surprised if you found me in anything more than a bikini and sunscreen this week. The make up, heels and hair extensions are definitely staying at home but I will be wearing this dress on ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Resort

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This time last week Steve and I were running away from home for the night. It had been almost 3 years since we'd had some alone time, just the two of us, doing something exciting and different. This is partly due to the fact that we don't have a baby sitter or disposable income. So when my sister came to stay we took full advantage and booked a night away in Blacktown... yep, you heard right. I originally planned for us (I book our hotels, it's my thing and Steve honestly loves it) to stay at ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Maxi Skirt

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I have to admit I've been a little bit excited about this week's theme because it gives me the perfect excuse to twirl about in one of my favourite pieces, my Youtheary Khmer skirt that I got via ModCloth. I also have it in pink, you might remember it from my time in New York. It's still one of my favourite outfits so you know how it goes... buy it in every colour! I received an awesome package from TS14+ and Virtu last week and as soon as I opened it I knew straight away that the gemstone ... [ Discover More ]

Beige… OMG Beige!

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A lot of you are sick of this wall. I totally get it. We rent the house we live in so as far as making changes we can mulch and occasionally weed but that's about it. AS you can see I'm totally awesome at that. Plants only go into that skinny full sun garden bed to die and I just can't sacrifice any more living things for the sake of pretty photos. The light is really good in that spot and it's easy because it's right out the front of my door so no dashing around town with the baby in the ... [ Discover More ]