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


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??

1 Jan 2015

OOTD: Cookies and a dinosaur

Happy New Year team! My goodness, 2014 felt like it flew past. This was a relatively quiet festive season for us, lots of relaxed family time and much lazing about at home avoiding the heat! Fashion wise, I've been reaching for equally cool and comfortable clothing. I've also become a bit of a midi skirt lover, a length I've only just started to embrace.

Skirt and crop: Missguided +
Bag: Modcloth
Shoes: Betts
Necklace: Bought at Supernova

I feel like midi skirts are my now my Summer jeans. That item of clothing I leave lying about because I know I'll wear it again tomorrow. Its comfortable and goes with everything. Yes, my Summer jeans outfit equivalent is midi skirts!

This particular killer set is from Missguided Plus. They have some really cute matching crop and midi skirt prints. And its even more rad because its a new plus range from a straight size store. And nailing it. Its awesome that they kept the edge to the collection when expanding their sizes. Its so fantastic to have more affordable and fast fashion styles available in my size. 

How cool is this Butter Cookies bag?! With that and my roaring dinosaur necklace, I faced the shops for the last of my Christmas buying. I swear I kept thinking I was done and then I'd remember something else we needed and have to run back to the shops again. And then end up getting stuck there for hours because of the crowds and the sales. When its days like that, you need cookies, a midiskirt and a dinosaur to get you through.

How do you feel about midi-skirts??
What do you think of the crop trend?

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