Aussie Curves – Double Denim

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Wearing double denim does not come naturally to me as you can see in this photo, it was the first one I'd taken and I'm clearly nervous. I needed to step out of my head, away from the mirror and see myself as the world saw me to see if it "worked". That's the thing about these outfit challenges, we're used to dressing ourselves everyday, we know what we like and what we think makes us look our best. Every week there is a theme, an opportunity to push ourselves beyond what we know, what we ... [ Discover More ]

The Art of Being Busy

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When I was young I had a plan, a wayward one but still a heart-song none the less. I had a magnetic pull in a certain direction but the older I got the more magnetic forces I seemed to come across which left my arrow spinning. I've learnt that my life isn't a journey down a long road to a final destination, it's made up of many twists and smaller scale adventures all jumbled up into one... and that's ok. I may be lazy about some things but I'm tenacious when it comes to others. I have a ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Handbag

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I have a few handbags, mostly because they're all so different but one stands out from the rest, that's my Kate Spade Cobble Hill. It's special for a number of reasons: It's a quality, soft leather handbag, the only one I own. It's bright ocean blue, yet I'm able to use it all the time. It fits my lifestyle needs perfectly, great pockets. I bought it from the Kate Spade Flagship store in New York, it was an experience! I love how I can use the short carry handle or the long ... [ Discover More ]

BigW Avella Giveaway

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CONGRATULATIONS - Steph T, Pumba, Sarah, Kristine Did you know you can put together an entire new season outfit from Avella for under $100? Why not stock up on your favourite casual basics or even a few corporate pieces for the office. Oh and don't forget they also have plus size activewear or some comfy PJs that will leave you with plenty change to spare without loosing on style. Thanks to my friends at BigW, FOUR lucky winners will each win a $100 Gift Card to shop the Avella range in ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Picnic

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The weather hasn't exactly been perfect for picnics around here so I'm glad I took these photos last week before Sydney was hit with all the crazy storms. Steve's in the SES so he's been busy volunteering on top of work and we've just had our first week back at school, trying to find our routines again. This week is even more hectic but with a lot of surprises (for you!!!) and fun things planned. So here's my picnic outfit, I live in cotton dresses lately and I'm making the most of the warm ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Wedding Guest

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I've attended a just a handful of weddings in my life, not as many as I would have liked. The ones I did witness were humble, poetic, crafty, vulnerable, sweet occasions that really make you stop, think and be grateful for all the joy, love and friendship in our lives. It's just a shame that not everyone gets the chance to share their love in this manner but we're here to talk dresses not politics... I was sent this "Alex" dress by IGIGI and it's just magical, the perfect slip-on-and-go ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Best Bargain

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I've had some brilliant bargains in my time but of all the current ones this dress takes the cake. My favourite local op shop doesn't normally stock plus size clothing or if it does it moves swiftly. I wandered in one day looking for nothing in particular and the print instantly grabbed me. The prettiest pastel shades of blue, pink, purple and taupe on a background of white without a single stain or tear. The label looks as if it was made in the late 60's or 70's with the original patent belt ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Bridal

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Steve and I met on the 21st of March 2003 when I was just 17 and he was 23. We married on the 24th of March 2007 surrounded by less than fifty family and friends at the Sebel Resort in the Hawkesbury. For twelve years I've loved a man who is not only my best friend but my partner, my husband of eight years. When young people fall in love and get married most assume it wont last. Sure love can change with the years, it can falter but it can also lift you higher. I rarely talk about my ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Style Inspiration

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 If you haven't seen Hart of Dixie yet I recommend you binge-watch the first three seasons and play catch up on the fourth season which is currently airing in the USA. I wasn't expecting to adore it as much as I do but it sucked me in with it's southern charm, quirky fashion and loveable characters. I love Lemon's hair styles, smart tailoring and finesse for sheer clothing but at the same time I go giddy for Annabeth's statement necklaces, her bold colour choices and knack for fun patterns. ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Activewear

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I've started going to Yoga to work on my non-existent core muscles. Having undergone surgery twice in six months (one of them very major) I've got a long road ahead of me in terms of recovery but I'm getting there. Listening to my body, taking it easy and doing what's truly good for me. Generally exercise is pretty gentle. Short walks with Charlie around my neighbourhood and core mat work in my lounge room. I've been practicing yoga for awhile using an app on my iPhone but I wanted help with my ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Stripes

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I love patterns. I tend to buy patterned clothing and home wares a lot, I guess they just make me happy. That said I generally stick to geometrics and polka dots, I don't have that many stripes. In fact Jo from iCurvy gave me this dress recently and I just adore it. I mean the cut is perfect for my body shape and I really like the staggered and varied stripes, I think they really make the dress. I teamed it with some simple heeled sandals and accessories in my favourite 'pop' colour, neon ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Pattern Clash

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Pattern Clash isn't for the faint hearted and even the most experienced or experimental fashion blogger can be tested. It's not a favourite theme among many but it's one I'm determined to include every year because it's one of the strongest examples of what this challenge is... a challenge. I want people to think about how and why they dress the way they do, then question those actions and their motives. Sometimes you just have to bend or break a few rules to showcase who you are as an ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Favourite Colour

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You know me, I love my swimwear. If I could wear it all year round, chasing the summer season across the globe I'd be a very happy Danielle. Just like I was when I received two pieces from the current SS14 Robyn Lawley Swimwear Collection, a lovely surprise gift that I couldn't wait to get on. They got my colours spot on, fresh mint/aqua and a sprinkle of pixelated rainbows finished with rose gold hardware. I'll admit, it's felt weird the last few months, like something was missing. From June ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Favourite Piece

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I knew participating in the third year of Aussie Curves wasn't going to be easy due to my health issues but I also didn't think it was going to be this hard. My enthusiasm for the project, if I'm truly honest, has waned and I think it's down to the accompanying Facebook group. It takes up a lot of time, focus and energy despite recruiting a merry band of women to help with the work load. It's not that the passion or belief in Aussie Curves has diminished, it's just a lack of physical and mental ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Job Interview

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On the Aussie Curves Facebook Group get a lot of questions about what to wear to a job interview so I decided we should include it in the challenge this year as an easy reference point for people to get a lot of different examples of interview attire. You're probably thinking "...what? You can't wear that to an interview!!!" but in all seriousness this is what I would wear personally. Why? Well for the kind of work I do it's not about corporate attire and "fitting in" I need to show off my ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Everyday Style

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This is generally how you will find me most days of the week. I wear relaxed loose-fitting clothing, I'm bare faced and my hair in usually in a messy up-do. This is just how I roll at the moment. For the past few months I've been really unwell but by the same token I've been the healthiest I've been in years. If you're confused you can imagine how I'm feeling, everyday is a roller coaster. That means I don't have time to fuss and fancy about, the little energy and time I do have (while I'm not ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Denim

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YAY, I can't believe it's the first challenge post of the new Aussie Curves year! So many new people have joined the facebook group, shared photos and blogged their hearts out, it's amazing and I'm so grateful and touched. I've been rather unwell and I wasn't sure if I would even be able to participate this week but here I am despite forgetting to charge my camera and having to rely on my iPhone. Steve came home early from work on Friday afternoon and I asked if he could drive us to Kmart so ... [ Discover More ]

Mind Your Own Fatkini

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Did you know SS14/15 is on the horizon and that means the annual "Body Issue" magazines will be making their way to shelves. Some covers slamming celebs for the flip from "fab to flab" and others celebrating the diversity of race, size and age. Morning television shows will be inundated with "body experts", health advisors, diet gurus, swimwear models and of course there will be controversy over runway models. It's the same thing... every... single... year. In the end it's about selling the ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Challenge List 2015

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Ta-da!!! I'm really excited about this year, so many new people are joining in either by blogging, instagraming (using #AussieCurves or #AussieFitCurves) or within the safe confines of the private Aussie Curves facebook group. Seeing the group's style and confidence evolve over time and across all social platforms has been awe inspiring! A simple idea to forge relationships with other curvy fashion-loving bloggers has turned into something so much more and on such a broader scale. Whilst I ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Date Night

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Aidan insisted on being in this week's photos and I'll be the first to admit that the kid outshone his Mumma in a big way. We had plans to go out to dinner with one of my besties who I've known since high school in the Northern Territory so it seemed like the perfect time to jump back into the challenge. Yeah, sorry about being so absent, lots going on... but anyway, enjoy the photos! Danielle New Look Polka Dot Dress - ASOS Black Stockings - Sonsee Ankle Boots - Target Earrings ... [ Discover More ]

#everyBODYisflawless

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I was just scrolling through instagram as usual and then... BAM!!! These women just blew me away, I literally ran to my laptop to repost and give them as much support as possible. I just can't even... right now... no words... just utter awesomeness. Don't delay any longer, just watch... "This video is dedicated to the mainstream media, to the fashion industry, to internet bullies, and to anyone else who thinks it's their right to try to make us feel less than because of their ... [ Discover More ]

Hayley Hasselhoff in Cosmopolitan Australia

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Hayley Hasselhoff is in this month's issue of Cosmopolitan Australia and I thought she looked kind of amazing... then I realised she was wearing boohoo.com curvy range!! So I thought I'd do a little "Shop The Look" for you all! I personally have a few of these pieces which is why I recognised them. I haven't done a post like this in awhile but I am right now, because I'm excited! Why? Let me break it down for you: There is an international celebrity. In an Australian glossy ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Time Saver

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I'm chronically 15 minutes late, ask anyone who knows me. I never intend to be, I just have trouble prioritising and as an added bonus I feel like I have the capacity to do ALL THE THINGS all at once... it drives Steve up the wall. Time just never seems to be on my side and my day-to-day outfits usually reflect that. It needs to be an effortless, simple outfit to get me out the door on time. For a fancy event I'll usually allocate half a day in order to get ready and arrive in the city on time, ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Sparkle

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You're probably wondering "Where the hell is the sparkle?" but bear with me, this year I'm doing sparkles in an understated fashion... sorry, a blurry understated fashion *sigh*. Somedays just aren't my days and this was one of them. It was Steve's birthday so I wanted to look nice for whatever the day had in store for us. As you can tell we were winging it, moving doesn't allow much room in the budget for fun. Turns out an entire afternoon the Apple Store genius bar isn't as awesome as it ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Green

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I know "Sparkle" week started today but I'm not feeling entirely sparkly right now. We found out on Thursday night that the owner of the house we've been renting for the past 6+ years has decided to sell the property but needs to do some work on the house before it can be put up for sale so we're out of there. We've got three months to move but I want the whole thing over and done with so we spent the weekend looking at properties and I'll be applying for two tomorrow morning, wish me luck! I ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Hipster

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I'm back baby! March and September are my busiest months of the year and the past few weeks kicked my ass with both awesomeness and crap I don't want to talk about just yet. It's pretty poor form when the founder of Aussie Curves can't even manage to pull an outfit post together but you know what, who cares? There are so many inspiring ladies within the challenge now and I've always said you don't have to participate every week, just when you can. I couldn't, I was tapped out and just not ... [ Discover More ]