Monday, December 31, 2012

Aussie Curves: LBD

Ok, so everyone needs a Little Black Dress in their wardrobes. They can be a bit staid and boring though so I've pimped out this one with some bold accessories.

My Bedrock meets Brixton leopard-print headband is getting a lotta love from me this summer as with hair as thick as mine that's too short to tie back, it's the perfect way to get my hair up in the heat and look funky at the same time.

The dress itself is my Magic Mike dress from City Chic. With the combination of collar and bare-skin I think it'd make the perfect male stripper outfit.

The shoes I had custom-made a few years ago when travelling in Vietnam. There's a little town called Hoi-An that's famous for their tailors and cobblers: they can custom-make any clothes shoes or boots you want. You'd think if you could custom design your own pair of Roman sandals that feature 26 buckles to do up you might think to have a zipper in the back.....

Nope. I didn't. #EvieFAIL.

Hence I hardly ever wear them as I can't get outta bed early enough to allow the extra 20 minutes of buckling time they take up before you can leave the house.

I'm wearing:

 - Black Halter Zip-collar dress from City Chic
 - Leopard print scarf from Rubi Shoes
 - Black roman sandals custom-made from Vietnam
 - Angular Cat-eye sunnies from Dangerfield
 - Black cropped leggings from Evans
 - Wooden bangle is a hand me down from Mum (ie. I stole it off her but it was like 15 years ago and I think she's surrendered to the idea she'll never see it again)

Anyhoo, it's New Years Eve and I'm off to vegetate on a beach down the South Coast for a week.

Hope you all pash someone hot at midnight. See ya when I get back ;-)

Friday, December 28, 2012

If you like Pina Coladas....


Hope y'all had a good one and that Santa didnt give you too many lumps of coal (even though you totally deserve it, you filthy bitches).

Sorry I've fallen off the blogosphere and off Aussie Curves over the last few weeks as I have been too busy partaking in the merriment of the silly season.

An example of such was our work Christmas party which this year had a 'Hawaiian' theme and so I decided to dress as a pineapple. This is what I wore (obvi).

I'm wearing:

- Lazy Oaf Pineapple Top from ASOS (sorry, they've sold out now but they have other cool stuff by Lazy Oaf too)
- Black mesh polka-dot maxi skirt from ASOS about a year ago
- Skull studded flats from Payless Shoes
- Clear perspex necklace from H & M a while ago when I was living in the UK (you may recognise it as the same as my black one - yes, I got it in two colours cos it's awesome).

HOPE Y'ALL HAVE A KICK-ARSE NOO YEAR!!!!! Are you getting up to anything exciting? I am just planning on being my usual misanthropic hermit self and avoiding NYE mayhem at all cost.

My Mum just returned form a year living in Antarctica (for reals) and the two of us are going away down the south coast for a week to enjoy some Aussie sunshine. So, I plan on spending NYE lying on a quiet beach. 

If you're very good I may even post some new shots of my sexy new swimmers. 

Anyhoo, have a fabulous new year whatever you get up to. Stay Safe xxxxxx


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Aussie Curves: Dark

There've been so many fun and creative interpretations of the word "dark" for this week's Aussie Curves theme but I've decided to be boring and take it literally by wearing all-black with a couple of skulls thrown in for added gloom: 

I used to literally live in all-black all the time but these days I find it boring. There's so many great colours and prints out there, I find black a bit restrictive.

What all-black is good for though is playing with different textures. I like to think that's what I was trying to do here with the slinky drape of the skirt, the textured mesh of the hoodie and the soft sheer (fake) chiffon of the top. That's a lie though, I really didn't consider that when putting it together.  It's just what I wore to work one day last week  and threw together while half-asleep and running late in the morning. I think it works though...

I'm wearing:

- Black sheer skull-print top from New Look
- Black drapey skirt from City Chic
- Spikey necklace from Diva
- Black and leopard creepers by Demonia from Clubwear Australia
- Black mesh hoodie from City Chic
- Angular cat-eye sunnies from Dangerfield

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Aussie Curves: Strapless

Today it was approximately 4000 degrees outside in Sydney and hence perfect weather for going strapless.

I always feel a bit weird in this jumpsuit as I've never really done jumpsuits before and I feel kinda under-dressed: like I'm leaving the house in pyjamas. For the same reason though, it's really cool and comfy. 

Please excuse my lack of make-up: it was too damn hot today! Also this photo's blurry but I like it cos of the colours:

I'm wearing:

- Black strapless jumpsuit from ASOS
- Blue and white stripey flats from Target
- White rimmed sunnies from ASOS 
- Green resin necklace by Dinosaur Designs

Monday, November 12, 2012

Aussie Curves: Pastels

This week's theme was a tough one: I'm not the biggest fan of pastels but I do LOVE Domino Dollhouse by Tracey Broxterman and in particular her recent "Urban Mermaids" collection which was pretty much all pastels.

I think it's the way everything is styled together: their colorful photoshoots with gorgeous models with awesome hair and make-up: it's all so enticing!

So for this weeks theme, two items from the Domino Dollhouse Urban Mermaids collection: styled together the same way they have done on the website: they just looked so good together I thought I'd knock off the look!

So I'm wearing:
-   Floral Denim vest from Domino Dollhouse
-   Over "Dem Bones" dress by Domino Dollhouse
-   Making a reappearance from last week: polka dot flatform sneakers by House of Holland x     Superga from ASOS
-   Dinosaur skeleton necklace (going with the bones theme of the dress) from Tatty Devine

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tequila Time!

So on Halloween night last week I was minding my own business, ranting on Twitter about being bored and how I was going to distribute Kitty Litter and cigarettes to any trick-or-treaters that dared visit my house, when Miss Caitlin of Closet Confessions  hit me up to get me out of the house. She invited me to a Dia-De-Los-Muertos-themed party for Espolon Tequila at Mrs Sippy’s in Double Bay. 

It was a fun night with some very cool skull-themed décor (some of which may have ended up coming home with us):

They had some pretty awesome free skeleton-mask face-painting going on but unfortunately didn’t have time to get involved with that as spent most of the night waiting in the queue to get one fucking cocktail.

Caitlin made up for my lack of make-up though with her very cool “Unicorn-exploded-in-my-face” look (her description):

And we both got into the theme with our Frida-esque hair flowers:

It was nice to catch up with another blogger in the flesh and makes me very excited for Plus-Size Fashion Weekend  next week. Yay!

I’m wearing:

The photos of Moi are courtesy of Caitlin at Closet Confessions

See you all at PSFWA!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Aussie Curves: Polka Dots

Yay! Polka dots! This week's Aussie Curves theme is the perfect opportunity to break out these polka-dot flatforms by House of Holland x Superga for ASOS that I purchased recently.

As a size AU 11/UK 9 foot, I'm constantly scouring the ASOS size UK 9 selection, which is normally pretty limited compared to the rest of the range. Hence I was pretty excited when these fun little numbers popped up.

I'm keeping it simple today with the rest of the outfit. This peter-pan collar dress is one of my earliest ASOS purchases, and I still wear it heaps.

The necklace, I picked up in Bali this year for about $2.50. I thought it was pretty unusual and pretty cute. Nothing like a cherry blossom for springtime!

This dress may as well be called my PERIOD DRESS because I always seem to break it out when I feel like shit at that time of the month. It's soft, stretchy, simple and easy: comfort dressing to the max. I think as far as comfort dressing goes though, it's still a pretty cute and stylish option.

Do you have an easy go-to option when you feel like crap?

At least the cute polka-dot flatforms brighten my mood when the rest of me is feeling shitty!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Just discovered this song today and it is pretty much the best song that anyone has ever written about anything ever.  Given that this video from Macklemore has over 12 million hits on Youtube, I suspect I may be a little bit late to the party with this one, but it was nonetheless extremely vital that I post it.

It's a wicked tune and it's about OP-SHOPPING. WOO!

Be warned, if you plan on spending any time in my company in the near future, you WILL be forced to listen to me sing this on repeat:

I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got 20 dollars in my pocket
I-I-I'm hunting, looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome


Monday, October 29, 2012

Aussie Curves: Skirts

Just a quickie post this week as I’m lazy.

For this week’s skirts theme I’m featuring this colourful floral high-waisted number that I picked up for six bucks at Riverwood Vinnies on a recent excursion there with my cousin. She always tells me off for posting the names of all the best op-shops on the blogs: but I hardly think downtown Riverwood is about to be mobbed by vicious bargain-hunting bitches out to pillage my local Vinnies as a result of the blog.

There’s really not a lot going on in downtown Riverwood. Time stopped there somewhere around 1965 and has never moved forward since. I think that’s part of the appeal though. Hipster suburbs are useless for op-shopping. You've got to get out into true suburbia to score the best op-shop finds.

Anyway, the print of this skirt reminds me of a pair of overalls I had as a kid in the early 90s: and we know that era’s all back in again.

I'm wearing it here with:

- Sheer mint green sleeveless shirt from Domino Dollhouse
- Piano-key necklace from Dangerfield  though it must be acknowledged that this is a total rip-off of a design by Tatty Devine and I am very naughty for supporting the mass-produced version rather than the handmade-in-England original design …but at $10, this bargain was hard to resist.
- Retro-style sunnies from ASOS
- Skull-studded flat shoes from Payless shoes. These have been my go-to comfy black flats this season (they totally make your feet stink though: that’s the price you pay for comfort – ie. cheap synthetics).