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 ]

Aussie Curves – Swimwear

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I was so inspired by the blog posts for this week's Aussie Curves theme that despite having no new images of my own to share (YET!), I wanted to share their bravery, their confidence and spirit with you all. The timing couldn't be worse for me as Aidan's been sick and endo has a sick sense of humour when it comes to timing. Hopefully the images I planned to post will be up next week but until then please check out the blog posts below. ... [ 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 ]

A Change in Direction

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When I started blogging back in 2006 blogging wasn't about making money. I was 20 and I had just moved interstate with Steve, away from everyone we knew and loved. It was isolating but I loved sharing mundane photos of our new life with my family and friends, blogging was an easy and accessible way to keep in touch before the popularity of Facebook. For those who haven't read that far back (those that have I feel like I should send you a certificate!) I shared pics of our various rental houses, ... [ 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 ]

Kate Spade Wishlist

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This morning I'm heading to an event for Tarazz but last night as I was going through their updated site just to refresh in my mind what was on offer but I stumbled across a section I'd never been in before. I think it's new because I'm pretty sure I would have been all over it by now, Tarazz can ship Kate Spade to Australia. Sephora and Kate Spade all in one place... are you freaking kidding me?!?! With Christmas coming up and my family and friends potentially looking for gifts (maybe you're ... [ Discover More ]

How to buy Benefit Cosmetics Products

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I can't remember the exact moment I discovered Benefit Cosmetics but I've been a bonafide BeneBabe for a few years now. I love it's reflective qualities, the lightness of the product on my skin and most importantly, how they do what they say they'll do. I've featured many different items on my blog, included them in how-to videos and I've been sure to share any discount codes I find along the way. I was inspired to write this post as I get asked this question a lot, only yesterday a new haul of ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

Curvy Hair Romance

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Earlier this week I shared my hair story and I asked a few friends if they'd like to share theirs and I'm happy to say they have. Each lady has a different story to tell, different tips to share and the best part... baby pictures! Natalie - XL as Life What is your natural hair colour?  A mouse brown colour, which now has a 5c round size patch of grey. What made you feel like it was time to change your look?  I never thought I'd ever go blonde, but spending 2 weeks on an ... [ 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 ]

Front Row Family

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On Monday Aidan and I were flown down to Melbourne for the day to attend the Kmart Spring/Summer Fashion Launch. It was very exciting for Aidan who was pumped about it for days, I on the other hand was worried about the logistics and possible public tantrums from over tiredness. I needn't have worried because he was an absolute superstar the whole trip, up and out of his bed at 4am and back in it by 9:30pm. By Kmart We arrived just as everyone was finding seats for the show. The event was ... [ 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 ]

SISTER2sister

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I wanted to take a moment to show you the positive effects the SISTER2sister support program gives Australian girls. The need for strong and caring female role models is critical for young women and girls especially those struggling on their own. As an ambassador for SISTER2sister I wanted to share Lyndsey's story with you. The role these Big Sisters play really resonates with me as that's how I feel I contribute through my blog. A lot of young women read my blog and I like to think that they ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Festival

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What? Too many casual, messy hair outfits all at once? Sorry about that but the higher the temperature gets the less I care and besides when I'm not sitting in the sun catching a sea breeze I'm in front of the computer working madly. Going back up to Mum & Dad's this week was the best. I got some serious one-on-one time with the little dude and when he was off with Grandma I got some solid work done. Win-Win all round on that decision. Oh and the brassy hair is gone but my regrowth is ... [ 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 – Tee

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You would think that with a theme as simple as "Tee" I would have it all sorted and ready to go on time but with everything that went on last week it completely skipped my mind. I wore this outfit out on Wednesday at Castle Towers whilst doing errands with Steve and Aidan, in hindsight probably a little too casual for "snob hill" but who cares. I didn't even wear make up and wore my hair in a messy bun so I guess you could say I was going all out. Sometimes you just need a fun-get-shit-done ... [ Discover More ]