Living Colourfully

Danimezza House Tour 2014-20

Earlier today I shared the journey of my lounge room. I know, epic right. Well I wanted to elaborate further and give a much more detailed overview of where it's at now, where I sourced things and what I have planned next. It's a long one, feel free to just look at the pretty pictures if you like. I honestly never expected our beige wool rug to last this long without major staining, seriously it's been almost 5 years now but that confirmed in my mind that I could justify a beige couch. It's ... [ 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 ]

For the love of glossies

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Brought to you by MagShop I’ve been a magazine junkie since my teens and despite the decline in print publishing numbers, I know I’ve been doing my bit to keep them in business.  Every year around Christmas time I renew all my subscriptions, at the moment I have three: Real Living Shop Til You Drop Hapers Bazaar These are a few other titles I’m considering subscribing to next year: Vogue Elle Australian Women’s Weekly Women’s Fitness InStyle Marie Claire … hint ... [ 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 ]

Da Club

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Last Friday night I went out dancing at my local nightclub... I know, who am I? I'd never been there before and beside the odd blogging conference I hadn't been "out-out" in years. I get the most amazing opportunities to go to awesome places, drink incredible concoctions, wear fun outfits but at the end of the day I'm still "working" and have to have some resemblance of my "game face" at the end of the night. I can never truly just let loose in those situations but when I'm chilling out with ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Headwear

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Sometimes there is just no point in faking a smile. My expression reflects exactly how I was feeling today and that feeling was "meh". I had stuff to do so I did it. I did my accounting which was like pulling out fingernails in slow motion. I tidied the house and ran a few errands. It just really was a blergh kind of Sunday. I've been falling behind with my challenge posts but not any more. This week's theme is Headwear which is kind of exciting because there are so many ways that this could be ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Yellow

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I've never really worn yellow and during the last yellow challenge I struggled, coming up with only accessories to add flair. This time things are totally different. Over the past couple of months that I've been blonde I've been experimenting with colour a lot and it would seem yellow is one of my new favourites. The dress is a new purchase from ModCloth and I love it's name "Cumin Kindness". It's such a gentle dress, so soft and flowing. In fact when I stepped out of the car in Manly ... [ 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 ]

Aussie Curves – Black & White

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I've been feeling in a bit of a funk lately. We've been sick, endo has kicked me hard and I've been pushed hard as far as work's concerned so pretty outfits and posing for photos has had to wait. My sister arrived this week so she's helping me catch up on sharing my outfits by taking the photos for me, because she's awesome like that. That means no more beige wall for awhile, yay! As soon as I saw Black & White week was coming up I knew I wanted to wear this dress. I had it in my 'saved' ... [ Discover More ]

SWIM+

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The response to this year's issue of SWIM+ has moved me more than you know. I'm so very very thankful for all of you who took the time to look, to share and to comment or message me about it. It takes a lot of work, a lot of planning and what feels like a million emails but it's the personal heartfelt and often tearful messages from you that make it all worthwhile. Everyone who collaborated on this years issue did it with joy and out of love and I'm forever grateful because without them it ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Races

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Yesterday was the Hawkesbury Ladies Race Day and I organised a few of the Aussie Curves ladies to come along, dress up and have some fun. This was only the second time I've ever been to the races and it was pretty darn fabulous. The weather was clear and breezy but boy it was hot! We had reserved two covered tables right by the track and fashions on the field, it was so much fun to watch all the outfits walk by. For weeks I'd planned to make a beautiful dress but with everything that's been ... [ Discover More ]

Taylor Swift Make Up

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Last week's Aussie Curves theme was Celebrity Copycat and I chose to rip off Taylor Swift's style promising to share my make up tutorial  with you all later in the week. Unfortunately time slipped away due to the SWIM+ launch but here it is all ready to go below. I thought today would be great time to share it with you all seeing as it's Melbourne Cup Day and this soft, dewy retro look would compliment any outfit choice. In order of appearance... Porefessional - Benefit Cosmetics Stay ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Retro

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I'd like to present to you, the palest, most washed out look I have ever worn... ever. I promise it works in real life but something just didn't translate well in photos. The dress (from ASOS Curve) is made of a beautiful shimmery pale blue jacquard fabric, I really should have taken a close up. I bought it from Beck at the Plus Size Market a few weeks back. I needed to get it altered a little but at 5pm today when I'd realised I'd completely forgotten to take this week's outfit photo I didn't ... [ Discover More ]

Boyfriend Collection

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 This post is brought to you by Target Australia   I was 4 when I had my first boyfriend, his name was Luke. Our parents were friends and we'd hang out all the time, holding hands and sitting in laundry tubs filled with water in the sun. It was the 80's after all. In primary school boys wanted to me to be their girlfriend but I always said no. I didn't need one, besides my dad would never let me. The good girl routine lasted until I was in year 9 and 14 years old. I met a boy. He was the one ... [ Discover More ]

SWIM+ 2013 Behind the Scenes

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This Friday is the launch of SWIM+, my annual swimsuit summer inspired lookbook for curvy women over a size 14 and it's absolutely FREE! The swim and resort wear is photographed on gorgeous Australian models sized 16-20 styled and shot by me. I wanted to show consumers how garments looked on women who needed a little more physical and emotional support from their summer attire. From shyly showing the internet my body in a cheap ebay halter suit in my backyard, to posing on a yacht with my ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Celebrity Copycat / Stripes

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There was no way that I was missing this week's theme, I was still deeply regretting not being a part of stripe week so I decided to roll the two into one. In the end I think it all worked out brilliantly. I google searched something along the lines of "Celebrities wearing bold stripes" and who should pop up but my girl Taylor Swift. With my new hair extensions it just made it all too easy so I sucked up my poor sick little self and got down to business. I've only had the extensions for a few ... [ 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 ]

Aussie Curves – Pink

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I wore a lot of blue growing up, it was my favourite colour. When I wore blue people would always compliment me on my eyes, saying they popped and I liked that. I wrote off pink as being too feminine and ultra girlie. I convinced myself that pink made me look hideous and besides, I wasn't pretty enough to be girlie. The teenage mind can be a cruel and vulnerable place. Over the years I've gained some perspective about dressing with colour and with each passing year as my confidence has grown ... [ Discover More ]

DIY Brunette to Blonde

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I was a blonde baby, I got it from my Dad. I'd shake my little sand covered booty all over the Gold Coast beaches when I was a toddler, soaking up the sun and making friends with tourist's kids was what I did best. My family then moved to the Northern Territory where our outdoor lifestyle continued and I was a tall blonde string bean who lived in the pool. Then I got my period, I got boobs and my whole universe changed. I became self conscious and way too concerned about following in the ... [ Discover More ]

Casual Brights

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Happy Saturday! I plan on sleeping in this morning whilst the boys head to the pool and to keep you all utterly distracted I thought I'd post the outfit I wore to the city yesterday... you know, to maybe buy me a few extra minutes curled up in cozy land. September kicked my ass with awesomeness but now I'm trying to process it all and action several plans. Even my hair hurts. Mum I want a cuddle.  White Tee - Kmart Scarf - Kmart Earrings - Diva Clutch - Kmart Crop Jean - ... [ Discover More ]

Leave, Get Out

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You may not be aware but hiding in a secluded corner of facebook, is a private Aussie Curves group. A little fashion haven for women who need a jump start in confidence away from the world. It's also for those of us who live and breathe fashion and somehow enable others along the way. It's a lovely accepting and uplifting place and I've worked really hard to keep it that way. I love facebook, I do but as far as plus size fashion pages and groups go things can slide into a dark nasty environment ... [ Discover More ]

The Butt End

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It's not uncommon in blogging (or life for that matter) that once you've built up a voice, exposed your brand until it's memorable and found yourself a following that you will attract unwanted attention. Life's balance: good/bad, negative/positive, ying/yang and all that kind of jazz. Throughout the ride you just have to be grateful, thankful and grounded, truly connect with the ebb and flow. This gloriously bad photoshopped version of myself was discovered by one of my readers this morning and ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Vulnerable Side

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Top: Old Navy / Skirt: TS14+ / Bra: Just My Size / Heels: Payless US / Bag: Wild Bling I always knew this week would be a hard one for a lot of the Aussie Curve girls (especially the newbies) but I chose this theme deliberately, mostly because it was suggested by Jo from iCurvy who has had a journey so very similar and yet so very different to me but also because I wanted to push. To push aside feelings of inadequacy, of failure, of feeling less than worthy because everyone is worth more, so ... [ Discover More ]

Plus Size Activewear

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I love activewear, it's comfy, often bright and makes me feel energetic when I wear it. I've shared a few posts about gear I love so when Nicole, one of my lovely readers, asked me where she could find plus size activewear I thought it would be a great thing to expand on. I started researching straight away as I wanted to share more with her than just the brands I'd personally tried... that was three days ago. I've been elbow deep, trudging through the internet to showcase a wide range of ... [ Discover More ]