Sunday, July 28, 2013

Aussie Curves: Ruffles

I got my hair did!

I'm showing off my new 'do in this post. Have been wanting to get an asymmetrical cut for a while now and after umming and ahhing over whether to go to a fancy hairdressers to get the more unusual cut (and then remembering that I'm a tight-arse so was probably never gonna go through with that) I bit the bullet and on the spur of the moment on the way home from work on Friday night, I called into a little Korean hairdressers in the city and got it done for $27. Am very happy with the result and intend to continue being a tightarse in future.

Although looking at these pics, I am reminded that I really should have done the colour too as the shorter hair does accentuate my dodgy roots to the max. 

Anyhoom to the outfit: I'm so glad to finally be able to show off this dress! I figure that the major ruffled sleeves qualify it to fit with this week's Aussie Curves theme. 

I got it a few months ago from Dearcurves which is a British label that I'm really excited about as all the designs (by plus size model and fashion designer; Linda Idegwu) incorporate various African printed fabrics, which you may know I am rather obsessed with.

African wax-print fabrics are not easy to find and are very expensive in Australia - that's just in fabric form, let alone fully made up into clothing - let alone clothing specifically designed for plus-sizes! Hence, I was very excited to discover this label which also ships to Australia.

The fit of the dress is amazing - the elasticised bust is super comfy and the super-full skirt gives it a great floaty shape. The light breathable fabric will make it perfect for summer - but it's been a bit too cool in Sydney to wear it just yet.

The only thing I found was that it was a bit too long and swamped me a bit in it's original form. This is why I didn't blog it sooner: it's been sitting in my sewing to-do pile until last week when I cut about 20cms off the hem. Will have to think of a cool idea for recycling the scrap fabric.

Apologies if these photos look a bit washed out. I accidentally left my SLR at work over the weekend and Mum kindly snapped these ones for me on her little auto-camera which seems pretty good too but it's just not the same!

I felt that the dramatic shape of the ruffled shoulders on this dress called for dramatic accessories to go with it so I've got my fave black spikey backpack on from Madpax, and my most extreme big sunnies from ASOS.

I'm wearing:

 - African-print dress from Dearcurves
 - Extreme cat-eye sunnies from ASOS
 - Spiketus Rex backpack from Madpax
 - Black Jelly flats from Juju via ASOS


  1. Gah! Love it! Just like you, I loving African prints, so many amazing colours and patterns. I love everything about this dress on you - colour, style and print. Loving you're new hair too! ;P

  2. Ahhh, you are making me miss my hair when it was like this, it looks soooo good! That dress is perfect on you, it just, I dunno, it seems like such an Evie dress!

  3. I was obsessed with buying fabric with I visited Africa {gosh, almost 8 years ago now!}. It's beautiful and like nothing you see. I can see why you're so excited. This is GORGEOUS.