18 Feb 2015

OOTD: pleather and pink

As much as I love mixing things up and shopping around, the convenience of having a one-stop shop for everything I want is pretty awesome. When Missguided launched their plus-size range last year, I was super excited to give it a whirl!

I had tried out their midi-skirts before (see my post here), so when the brand said I could pick a few pieces out, I knew I wanted this splash print baby! The colours were too good to resist, I love the way the bold turquoise and deep red pop against the navy background. The size ended up being too small, so shape wise, its more a bell than a straight skirt, but it does balance out the fitted crop well.





Necklace, top, skirt, shoes and clutch: c/o of Missguided

The PU material of the crop top is much more structured than the swing cut of the one I'd worn before. I think its rad they didn't just make one style in different prints, they really made each top its own (I actually have all three crops from this collection, one is scuba, one PU and one the elastic polyester).

How cool is this Flawless clutch? Obviously. Midi skirts and statement clutches, seriously, Missguided had me from the get-go. I thought the soft pink was a great juxtaposition to the other stand out colours so added the similar toned triangle necklace to add a little more.







And the shoes. OMG these shoes. Shiny metallic and soft velvet. Now if I could just master the art of wearing them for longer than 'car to restaurant' I'd be set. So this whole outfit is from one place, pretty cool one-stop shop right??

Do you like to shop for everything in one place??

29 Jan 2015

OOTD: a little sparkle

There is something about sequins that just lights up an outfit. I know they are shinny, sparkly and fabulous, but you can't help but be the centre of attention when wearing them and that's kind of how I like it! No matter how ordinary I'm feeling, sequins always bring out the best in me. And sometimes you just need a bit of sparkle.





Top: c/o NYATA
Skirt: Torrid
Stockings: c/o Sonsee Woman
Clutch: New Look

Ben and I had a mid-week date night last Wednesday and it was just what I needed. I've been working a lot lately and my roster is all over the shop, meaning that we've lost a lot of us time. I wanted to make the night extra special, so I turned the glam up with this Shiny Semarak top from Nyata. I love the deep white v-detailing and with the gold sequin boarder, I got so many people asking me about it!

The top has an awesome drape in the cut and sits lower at the back than at the front. Its also super soft and a perfect weight to transition between the seasons. The nights have been getting cooler (finally!) so I've dusted off my trusty Sonsee tights and started wearing them again. Some opaque black stockings always give me the extra confidence boost I need to wear a shorter hem and this top most definitely looks best dressed with something short and sexy! Because the top has so much going on already, I didn't add any accessories apart from a kitsch clutch; because really, how could I not?!




What do you think about sequins?
Do you have a go-to item of clothing to make you feel fabulous?

10 Jan 2015

#MYNTheartsAU

I remember the first time I saw MYNT1792, we were in New York City for Full Figured Fashion Week. It was 2012 and I was just starting to feel like a  'grown up' blogger. I also thought I had a pretty good idea about my own style and favourite plus-size brands. Well this trip certainly made me widen my fashion scope!

I met some of the MYNT1792 team at a shopping event, early in the FFFW schedule. It was awesome chatting to them and hearing about their ideas for the label. There was also a few gorgeous samples on hand for us to try out and see their quality.

A few days later, MYNT1792 was under the lights at the Indie Designs Catwalk. It was also the first night I'd seen a plus-size runway. It was awesome! I sat wide eyed the entire night, watching all the pretty designs (that I could get in MY SIZE!) go by. Liberating and eye-opening.



 Wearing: Fabienne Blouse

 Wearing: Nicole Skirt


Fast forward two years and MYNT are launching their brand into the international market with the #MYNTheartsAU campaign and an Aussie shopping site! When Suger told me they were keen to work together on a post, I pretty much jumped down the phone in excitement! I could still remember the way their collection stood out to me on the runway. Em, Sugs and I got together and picked some of our favourite pieces from the new range, and had a girly, fashiony morning!

As always, it got a bit silly, but in some ways I think that makes the photos even better! I loved the way Suger styled up the Veronica Skirt, every-time I see her work OOTD photos on Instagram, I long for a job where I can wear fabulous corporate wear. I can see Suger wearing this from office to dinner and still looking like a rockstar.

I love Em's funky style. She makes the cut of her skirt look flirty and playful.
I couldn't resist the structured look of the Fabienne Blouse. I wore it with this floaty skirt to balance out its lines. I rolled up the sleeves for a cooler feel, but its size 4X cut fit my torso perfectly.


 
Wearing: Rene Skirt and Lillian Top

Wearing: Damaris Sheath Dress

The minute I saw this tan and black sheath dress, I instantly imagined it with big gold accessories. It had my name all over it! Emma rocks a pencil skirt cut and I love how she lightly tucked in the Lillian Top to create such a chic silhouette. I'm putting me name on the top of the 'next to borrow list' for Suger's Diana Wrap Dress. Its such a wicked mix of colours and a heavy silk feeling to it.  I didn't realise how much I loved it until I saw her wearing it!
 
 Wearing: Diana Tie Dress




So what's even cooler that a couple of lady babes dressed up in fabulousness? The fact its all currently 40% off! Yep, killer deals to be had team!

Which outfit do you like best??
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