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 – 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 – 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 ]

Recovery Mode

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I've been stuck in bed for weeks but I've found every distraction possible it seems to avoid writing this post, obviously that is until now. I guess there are a few reasons why I'm hesitant to write about my experience: It's a story filled with gore, seriously not pretty. I'm only midway through the first phase of recovery and my body is still settling. I'm sick of thinking about my vagina but that said... ... I'm considering turning my gynaecological adventures into a book. All ... [ 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 ]

Black and Gold

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Timing is everything and lately I've been feeling out of sync. I'm not myself but at the same time I feel like I'm getting to know a few inner truths. Over the last six months I wrote posts trying to explain what would be happening so you would have some kind of understanding but I guess I also wrote them for myself. Before I was wading around in uncharted waters, now I'm up to my neck. Questions have been answered only to raise more questions, bigger questions each one making me want to retreat ... [ Discover More ]

Bridal Lingerie Editorial

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In February I was sent an editorial outline for Plus Model Magazine containing my schedule of content for this year, it was exciting! What excited me even more than my agreed contribution was the gaps open for editorial consideration. Opportunity is golden and I grasped it with both hands. The first opening was in the April Bridal Issue so taking into account deadlines I had to organise, shoot, edit and submit within less than two weeks. I don't have a local established team of creatives that I ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

10 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

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I spend a fair amount of my time on instagram, it's one of my happy places. Not only do I enjoy sharing snippets of my life there but I love to delve into others. I'm always interested in discovering new fun accounts so I thought I'd share a few of mine (in no particular order) and I hope you share a few of yours in the comments below... enjoy! @agirlastyle : Pink, gold, luxe, floral, feminine and parisian. @abeachcottage : Dreamy vignettes and soft Australian ... [ Discover More ]

Hair Happens

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I took this photo several months ago (obviously, I'm blonde now) and sent it to my sister for a laugh. I asked her if I should share it on instagram and  whilst she thought it was funny she advised against it, a little too much information. I saved it anyway and I'm glad I did because tonight it couldn't be more appropriate. One of the younger ladies in Aussie Curves brought up the topic of excess hair. You could tell she was pained by the whole ordeal and was frightfully embarrassed. It just ... [ 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 ]

Vivid

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The party season has been in full swing and whilst I love socialising, drinking and eating delicious things, planning my outfits and getting dolled up is still one of my favourite parts. Last week I had the Preschool Committee and Staff Christmas Party to attend and since they usually see me half asleep in my gym gear I thought I'd go all out. It was the first chance I'd had to wear my beautiful "Stella" silk printed dress and "Becca" slip, both gifts from Australian designers Gabi & ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]