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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

TS14+ MSFW Moments

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This post was brought to you by TS14+ I've been a little bit all over the joint the past few months, most recently on the Gold Coast but just prior to that I was jetting off to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week to see TS14+ on the runway. I've spoken about my relationship with TS14+, the make up looks and a now I want to give you a bit of insight into my trip. I arrived in Melbourne around midday the day before the show and the weather was absolutely beautiful, in all my trips it has never ... [ Discover More ]

TS14+ Runway Looks

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This post is brought to you by TS14+ Attending runway shows is always a little bit exciting. There is a thrill in the air as people rush about backstage, the crowd filters in to their seats and the photographers stand their ground in the media pit. Usually I'd be in there with them but this year as the #TS14PlusInsider I sat front row and it was brilliant, better still it was free to attend so you could have too. The TS14+ runway shows were held around lunchtime to a crowded house within ... [ 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 ]

TS14+ MSFW Insider

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This post is brought to you by TS14+ I have some very exciting news... I'll be flying down to Melbourne for a few days next week to be the official TS14+Melbourne Spring Fashion Week insider!!! You might remember I covered the show last year bringing you plenty of behind the scenes photos, sneaky instagrams and lots of blog posts. I'll be doing it all again this year and I'm super pumped for the show, a fresh new collection full of gorgeous colours, stunning plus size Australian models and the ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Ruffles

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Everyone, I'd like to introduce to you the only ruffled item I own in my wardrobe. I bought it years ago and it still looks brand new, probably because I've only worn it a handful of times. You could say I don't really "do" ruffles. This is also about as corporate as I'll ever get and if I'm honest I think I'd probably get sent home for being a little over the top. Oh well, I wasn't built for the corporate world anyway. Blazer - Kardashian Kollection swapped Earrings - Lovisa Hair ... [ Discover More ]

Fashionable Flying

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My flight to New York was going to be a long one, 24hrs of being cramped up in a small space eating food off a tray and trying to sleep. I barely got any sleep the night before I flew out, I was too anxious and excited. I just kept thinking about what was on the other side of the flight... New York. I kissed my baby goodbye, choked back the tears and gripped Steve's hand all the way to the airport. My flight wasn't until 10am but I was there by 5:30am keen as mustard. No make up for me on ... [ Discover More ]

One Coat – 3 Ways

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I know, you're all like... "Hey!! That's not New York!!" and yes you'd be right. I've scheduled this big juicy post in advance so you guys get some outfit photos because no doubt I haven't gotten around to that yet. I do hope you're liking the videos, vines and instagrams though, I'm sure I'm all over that. The weather is hot and humid in NYC leading into summer but I know you guys are freezing your butts off right now so with the help of Lucabella I wanted to show you three ways you could wear ... [ Discover More ]

One Dress – 3 Ways

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I've been thinking a lot about my wardrobe lately and as I get ready to head off to New York, planning outfits and thinking of the types of things I'd like to buy, I realised that I'm slowly curating my wardrobe. Now don't get me wrong, I know wardrobes are meant to be ever evolving (well the fun ones anyway) but as I've learnt more about different brands, manufacturing processes, quality fabrics, unique prints and flattering silhouettes I've been gradually letting the crap pieces fall into the ... [ Discover More ]

Cool Change

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Brr... winter is definitely coming but I'm loving it. Autumn is my favourite time of year, the sky is filled with honeycomb light, the trees glow, the air is filled with a mix of smoke and dewy grass and best of all I get to wear layers. Toss the heels and trade them in for flats and you've got my go-to daily outfit.  I love comfortable clothing for everyday wear and layering thin, gorgeous fabrics is my favourite way of dressing as the seasons change. Longline Cardigan - TS14+ circa ... [ Discover More ]

Plus Size Fit

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It's been so nice outside lately and I haven't been taking advantage of it as I've felt so miserable. I'm changing my habits and trying to shake off the clouds. So today Steve hung out the laundry, Aidan ran about with Charlie and I whipped on my activewear and decided to try something new. My gorgeous friend Meaghan from Little Lime Dress posted a YouTube link on facebook which lead to a work out video specifically aimed at plus size women that she featured in. Within seconds I was hooked ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Androgynous

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So I had planned for my Androgynous photos to be taken at the Aussie Curves meet up on Saturday but I forgot how many I'd need and I felt awkward asking Jo to take them for me. I also figured posting just one photo when you're so used to "the many angles of me" wouldn't fly so when I was out photographing Ainsley today I asked her if she wouldn't mind taking a few of me. Shirt Dress - TS14+ gifted Tank - City Chic Stiletto Jeans - Torrid gifted Watch - TS14+ gifted Sunglasses - ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Belts

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Belts have a way of highlighting the shape of a woman. The right belt can make or break an outfit. I have a few favourites that I could never part with and this is one of them. It's big, bulky and awesome. It feels like a mini corset and to be completely honest it makes me feel like a total badass. Mix up that vibe with something I'm a little more used to like glittery gems, sequins, silky satin and you've got an outfit that's completely me. Shirt Dress - TS14+ Satin Cami - ... [ 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 ]

Aussie Curves – Animalistic

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This week really was a challenge for me, I'm not a fan of animal print at all. At one point I did think of skipping it but you know, since Aussie Curves is my thing I should push the envelope a bit and get out of my comfort zone. It was 6pm on Sunday, about to rain and I'd forgotten to take my pics so I quickly whipped this outfit together, smeared on some eyeliner and went for it. I am wearing the only two animal print pieces (both were gifts) in my wardrobe... and I don't feel like ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Bling

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I was really looking forward to this week's challenge but as with most things lately it was left to the last minute. Stephanie and I dressed up in our best bling and headed out to take photos. Finding a location presented it own challenge but as soon as I saw the giant trees covered in candy coloured lights I knew we'd found it. Earrings - Lovisa circa 2011 Necklace - Lovisa circa 2010 Lazer Cut Cardigan - TS14+ gifted Tank Top - Crossroads Belt - 17 Sundays gifted Silky Skirt - ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Mixing Patterns

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My eyes hurt just looking at this post. I guess that wasn't really the point of this week's theme "Mixing Patterns" but I don't blame the outfit, it's the lurid acid lime green walls at my local shopping center car park. Suger took these photos for me and it seemed like a good idea at the time. We'd just had a lovely mexican dinner (hi food baby) and we were heading back to the car when I told everyone to stop so I could get my model on... would you believe no one batted an eyelid. Outfit photos ... [ Discover More ]

Danimezza SWIM 2012

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 I'm just a little overwhelmed, I still can't believe it. There it is, the very first SWIM Lookbook and my first attempt at digital publishing... please be kind. I'll come back later in the week once I've recovered and tell you more about the whole experience. For now just click, view, enjoy and then come back here and tell me what you think! ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Orange

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I knew exactly what I wanted to wear for this week's challenge "Orange" and both items were brand new into my wardrobe thanks to the PSFWA Clothes Swap. When Gisela busted into the joint wearing one of her new creations I knew that at some point I'd have to try it on. Thankfully she's an awesome friend and let me prance about it in for awhile but then she said she loved it on me so much that I should keep it. Who in their right mind was going to say no to that offer? No one. The maxi skirt is ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Pastels

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I'm pretty pale, there's no denying it, so wearing lighter colours often leaves me looking washed out and a bit sickly so I was nervous about "Pastels". I knew during summer I'd want to embrace lighter clothing with easy layers and lots of white, it's a fun colourful trend I didn't want to miss out on. I decided to blend a pastel shade of aqua with white and neon to funk it up a bit. I also wanted to show you that white pants weren't just for old ladies or skinny women on yachts, big girls can ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Skirt

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This smile is a lie, this shoot was tough. My hunky "tripod" is currently overseas for work so there was no one around to help me take the pictures, you know, besides Aidan. I chucked an outfit on, set up the tripod and my remote failed, no matter what I did the thing wouldn't sync. What did I do? I put the camera on self timer and walked back and forth, back and forth like a goose. It took five times longer, most didn't focus but I was PMSing too hard to care. Yep, endometrial torture for the ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Knit

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Today I'm feeling a little less than average, I'm still love drunk after my epic long weekend at ProBlogger Training Event in Melbourne. I experienced it in excess and loved every minute. I'm quite firmly back to my old and healthier ways now I'm home and it was sooooo unbelievably good to hug my boys. Before I could unpack or pass out I raced around putting an outfit together for this week's challenge, there was no way I was going to miss out on this. Quite a different look for me this week, ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Blue

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I always knew that for this week's theme "Blue" I would wear this skirt. I have so many blue items but this one is always my standout piece. It's super comfy with stretchy fabric and a great length for me going all the way from my waist to my knee. I usually layer it with a singlet, cardigan and flats for a casual "Mumma" look or I can dress it up with a nice blouse and heels. Spidermesh Cardi - TS14+ gifted Floral Dress cut into a Top - Lily & Lou (BigW) circa 2010 Blue Pencil ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Picnic

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Last week's 'Stripes' theme was fun, it pushed me a little bit out of my comfort zone and I'm not even 100% sure I pulled it off. This week's theme is 'Picnic' which basically means no rules so I was determined to keep my look laid back and simple, everyday Danimezza style. I packed 'the most beautiful picnic basket in the world' with lots of delicious goodies for us to eat in the late afternoon sun. I made a fresh batch of brownies just for the occasion and splashed out on some yummy cheese. ... [ Discover More ]