Sunday, January 20, 2013

Aussie Curves Second Hand

So this last week's theme has been second hand. Some of the other ladies on Aussie curves swear that some of my local second hand stores are great for opshopping but that kind of luck has never shone on me. I think if you are on the plus side of plus sized the pickings are pretty slim.
But having friends whose weight fluctuates can be a blessing and we often help each other out with cast offs as we go up and down.
One of the benefits of receiving your friend's cast offs is that you try items of clothing that you might not have picked off the rack.
 And so it came to be that this blue slightly see through off the shoulder top came to be in my wardrobe. A friend has lost weight and thought this might suit me.
 I teamed it with a white glomesh bag bought from the south end of Newtown where the prices are a bit more reasonable. I actually gave this bag to my youngest daughter for Christmas because she looks so good in the retro shape but I borrowed it for this shoot. The jeans were a purchase in New York and I love them. They were not cheap but Macys prices are still much better then Aussie prices for NYDJ jeans and I do rather like the indigo skinny look.
Excuse my daughter's bedroom but the light in there is too good and I don't have a full sized mirror in mine.
My necklace from Collette matches the top very well I think.
I have to dress quite smart casual for my job and always struggle to get the right kind of modern casual if I am going out to a pub or something like that. Never was my scene when I was younger but now that I am more relaxed about myself its nice to have some outfits that fit in better. I think this would be great for a drink with the girls or a night of pub trivia. Could even be fun to dance in.
Now where is that dance partner I could be looking for?

This is a blog hop. See what the other clever girls can do with second hand finds

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Aussie Curves LBD

I'm just in time again but couldnt miss the little black dress theme. Being plus sized there are a few black dresses in my wardrobe. You have already seen one of my favourite black dresses here.
 Sometimes that's all you can find. But the concept of the special LBD is that it is one dress suited to all occasions. So of all the black dresses I own, this bodycon dress from Asos most fits the bill.
Yes you heard me. body con dress. That means it clings to all my curves whether I want it to or not. But here goes.

Styled with a hat and a necklace and sandals and I am ready to go to the beach, or at least a pool party or a picnic.

Dress ASOS
Hat bought in Queensland last year
Necklace Christmas gift
Sandals Saimon brand from Shoes on Scarborough. ( great little independant shoe shop for thodr of you who live near scarborough beach.
To be honest, I'm really not sure if I have the body confidence to show ALL of my curves like this.

But look at the difference by adding a cardie and different shoes.
Now all of a suddden I am ready for work. 
Cardie from Autograph a few years ago. Necklace from the Eumundie markets. Shoes from Evans.
I have a terrible habit of looking over my glasses at my clients. I really have to concentrate on not doing it.
Thats better. I love these frames.
But, imagine it's not a 30 degree day and you are going straight from work to dinner with that special someone or perhaps to a show. That's where the LBD comes into its own.
Lose the cardie, add a sparkly top, change your jewelry and shoes and we are ready for a night of dancing or a night at the opera.
Top from Torrid
Shoes Evans UK
purse Collette
Ring Lovisa
Can I just say how much I love these shoes from Evans. I dont really do heels but these are so comfy and stable yet pretty and sparkly, I could walk or dance in them all night.
So that my friends is my LBD. Pretty versatile and a very good buy. What do you think?
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