Monday, March 19, 2012

Turquoise & Purple

Finally a nice cool autumn day! I was able to get out my new Asos Curve dress that I bought last year during the sales. It's a very comfortable knit fabric, with long sleeves and lovely colour. I teamed it up with some lavender tights and turquoise accessories.

 My trusty purple trenchcoat. I bought it from Autograph years ago, and it has been worn to death. Autograph please bring out some more in different colours!

 My hair was dirty and blegh so I put a scarf on- it went perfectly with my dress.

My d20 earrings make another appearance.

My tights are from We Love Colors, lavender shade. I have some C/D size tights but they were a little tight around my thighs. These tights are size E, and are footless. They fit with lots of fabric to spare. The only thing I didn't like was that the elastic at the bottom of the tights felt too tight around my ankles, and bunched up there because of the extra fabric. I think next time I will stick with the size E, but order tights with feet.

My turquoise flower ring from my local artisan market. I have huge fingers and can never find rings that fit. These adjustable rings just open up wide enough to get on.

Outfit Details

Dress: Asos Curve (24)
Trenchcoat: Autograph (22)
Tights: We Love Colors (E)
Socks: Target (8-11)
Ring: The Olive Tree Markets
Shoes: Target (11)
Scarf: Gifted
Earrings: Etsy


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Purple and Green

Unless otherwise specified, my 7 year old son is my regular photographer. He's very excited about it. :-)

Today I'm wearing a dress from Crossroads as a skirt, as it's too low cut at the front- I have no bras that would work. I love the stretchy comfortable fabric and the bright green print, I think it has a retro vibe. Cross roads have great clothes, but I'm disappointed they only go up to size 22, and it's a small size 22 compared to say, Autograph. Their clothes are reasonably priced and funky, Crossroads please start making up to at least size 26 please.

My purple top is a comfy cotton from Big W, I could have worn a belt to give it more shape, but I couldn't be bothered. Being comfortable was the order of the day.

My necklace and bracelet are both thrifted. The necklace tends to get tangled up with itself, but I like the cool green and silver combination. My bracelet is a simple thing of beads and elastic.

My earrings were hard to photograph, sorry. They are pink flowers mixed with sparkly green stones.

Outfit Details

Dress worn as skirt: Crossroads (22)
Top: Big W (24)
Earrings: Gifted
Necklace & Bracelet: Thrifted


Friday, March 2, 2012

Turquoise & Mauve

My 7 year old took the photos for today's outfit- I think he did a better job than my self-timing efforts. I'm finding it so hard to take photos of myself, maybe I'll make Mr 7 my regular photographer! ;-)

Today's photos are taken in our front sunroom/playroom. My wonderful Dad made shadecloth windows and mounted them to make our front verandah insect-free.

Top half is all from Big W today. Big W have brought out a new plus-size brand Avella and there are some decent pieces in there. My black top and short sleeve cardy are both Avella. They're both made of a lovely soft cotton which is great in this humid weather. I needed to go up to a size 26 in the black top to make it fit right around my hips, so fitting and shape is something they need to work on. 

Once again I'm wearing my trusty Autograph denim shorts- I went back and bought another pair once I realised how much of a staple they would be. I always take my shoes off when I get home, but I was wearing my turquoise sneakers seen in this post here.

Earrings and necklace are from Kmart, I bought them to go with my aqua dress from the wedding post. My little owl brooch is from my local artisan markets.

Outfit Details

Top: Avella for Big W (26)
Striped cardy: Avella for Big W (24)
Denim shorts: Autograph (22)
Earrings & Necklace: Kmart
Brooch: Olive Tree Markets