Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spin the Pin - May

Since the Aussie Curves group disbanded earlier this year, the weekly outfit challenges began to dwindle amongst us bloggers. It's a shame, because there was such a great sense of community to the concept of Aussie Curves. I know I'm not alone when I say I was at a bit of a loose end as far as blog inspiration goes.

Then Jo (iCurvy) had the awesome idea of Spin the Pin; a monthly outfit challenge where she would nominate an outfit photo from Pinterest, and participants would create their own 'spin' on the outfit by drawing inspiration from elements of the Pin. Yay Jo!!!


This month's pin is a monochromatic winter look with blush pink and beige layers, black tights, 'Birkin' style bag and a glorious floppy felt hat. The look is textural, chic, sophisticated and slightly whimsical, and reminds me of 1970s boho.

The elements that inspired me were the:

  • floppy hat
  • blush pink and black palette
  • structured tote
  • Gently draped layers
  • Sophisticated boho style

Top: Boohoo Plus (size 20)
Skirt: City Chic (size M)
Vest: Autograph (Size S)
Tights: City Chic (size S/M)
Boots: City Chic
Hat: Target


My beauty look was inspired by the soft taupe and blush pinks of the Pin, with a gentle smoky eye and 'natural' lip colour. My favourite little cheat is to use a small amount of bronzer in the hollow of each cheek for a quick fix contour. I've also been trying out the new Roller Lash mascara from Benefit Cosmetics... So far I'm impressed with the curl it gives!




Monday, May 11, 2015

Get the Plus Size Look from MBFWA!

Fashion Week is notorious for showcasing labels that don't stock beyond a size 12, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us should miss out! I've compiled a few of the runway looks from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SS2015-16 collections, and found some fabulous plus size pieces.

Get the Betty Tran look with City Chic's Sequin Prom Dress

Watson x Watson's denim nirvana can be achieved with Jibri's Mid Sleeve Denim Carpenter Jumpsuit 

the cold shoulder's and dramatic bell sleeves of this Ellery top can also be found on Asos Curve's Cold Shoulder Top 

I'm pretty sure Tome tried their best, but I still think Eder + Berk's Runway Audrey Dress wins the battle of the blue dresses!

This look by Phoenix Keating was one of my favourites and Jibri's High Waist Flare Skirt & Long Sleeve Cropped T Neck Top have got the perfect plus alternative!

Jayson Brunsdon was all about pretty lace and fine details... Courtney Noelle's Maya Skirt and Gina Bacconi's Lace Collarless Coat make the perfect pair!
Though it's a little different to Bec & Bridge's burnt orange look, I think Monif C's Sydney Strapless Jumpsuit is pretty amazing... and the name is perfect!!!
Love Bec & Bridge's boho look? City Chic have got you covered with their Tile Print Top!

If By Johnny's monochromatic bodycon dresses are more your style, check out the Printed Dress by Herman Lange
Lightweight shirt dresses like this one by One Fell Swoop are so hot right now, and Jibri's Shirt Dress has nailed the look! 

There you have it... designer looks in your size!!!

xo


Thursday, April 23, 2015

What I Wore to MBFWA 2015

I've had a lot of people asking about the pieces I wore to Fashion Week last week, so I thought I'd put together a quick post with all the details of each outfit.

Day 1
Jacket: City Chic (Size S)
Shoes: Big W
Bag: Kate Hill

Day 2
Top: City Chic (Size M)
Skirt: Asos Curve (Size 20)
Shoes: Big W
Sunglasses: Equip
Handbag: Chanel

Day 3
Shoes: Big W
Sunglasses: Equip
Necklace: Diva
Handbag: Vintage Glomesh

Day 4
Skirt: Boohoo Plus (Size 20)
Cardigan: City Chic (Size M)
Sunglasses: Equip
Earrings: Lovisa
Handbag: Chanel


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MBFWA 2015 Trends

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia is always a wild week, and the Spring/Summer 2015 shows were no exception. The styles were varied and vibrant, as were the industry attendees. It was a crazy week and I was positively exhausted at the end of it all, but it was worth it to bring my gorgeous readers up to speed with the upcoming fashion trends. These are a few of the key trends spotted on the Aussie runway this year.

Metallic
The metallics came in every shade: gold, copper, bronze, silver, pewter, brass & rose gold. There's a metallic tone to suit every taste.

Aje.

Alice McCall

CS Edit x Kirrily Johnston

Galanni

Ginger & Smart

Johanna Johnson

Ixiah

Steven Khalil

Flared and Palazzo Pants
It seems that the road for the cigarette pant and the harem pant ends here folks. Personally, I'm thrilled for the revival of the flare!

Ginger & Smart

Ixiah

Manning Cartell

Phoenix Keating


Serpent & the Swan

Stevie May

Strateas.Carlucci

Burnt Orange
It was definitely a buzz-colour this year. Burnt orange has a retro undertone that I'm absolutely loving.

Ashkar Line

Bec & Bridge

CS Edit x Kirrily Johnston

Jennifer Kate

Feminine Details
Full Skirts, lace, embroidery, ruffles and other feminine touches were a popular choice for designers this year. It's set to be a girly season!

Alice McCall

CS Edit x Kirrily Johnston

Galanni

Jayson Brunsdon

Johanna Johnson

Kate Sylvester

Michael Lo Sordo

Steven Khalil

Stay tuned for my next blog with my favourite looks from the MBFWA runway!





















Sunday, April 19, 2015

Autumn/Winter 2015 Lust List


Quite a few collections dropped this week for Autumn/Winter 2015, so I thought I'd put together a quick Lust List of the pieces I love most.

$159.00

Leather and oxblood... Pretty much a match made in heaven! Harlow do the most fabulous hi-lo tops, but the sleeve detail on this one has me positively drooling!

$139.99

Everything about this maxi dress defies my personal style, but the more I look at it, the more I need it. The pattern immediately caught my attention backstage at the Curvy Couture Runway, and I love the body skimming shape. 

$195.00

Confession time... I already have one of these on order and can't wait for it to arrive! I love a good shirt dress, and this one has so much attitude. Hopefully it will be arriving soon so I can get to wearing it.

$69.95
A year ago, I owned no t-shirts... it was 17 Sundays who changed that! This one pretty much speaks for itself. I mean, me and Paris? ME and New York? Match made in heaven!


$119.00

There is a perfect word to describe this mohair knit kimono: cosy! I want to wrap myself in it's creamy softness and hibernate through winter.

$150.00 (USD)

Ok, so I know Jibri isn't an Aussie brand, but I've been following their rise in the plus fashion industry and am a little obsessed. I want this spectacular creation to team with my midi skirts. The sleeves... the velvet... the crop... the sash... I'm overwhelmed with wardrobe lust!