Aussie Curves – Everyday Style

I had great plans for this week, but alas, life got in the way and I failed the goal I had set myself.

The idea for this week was that I was going to wear what I normally wear to work and just make sure I got an outfit photo everyday. The aim being at the end of five days I would have successfully posted a photo on Instagram every day and I would have five photos to make up the post for this week’s Aussie Curves challenge.

I managed two. Two out of five. Utter fail much?

My everyday style is quite simple. Usually it revolves around jeans and a top of some kind. Lately I have been rocking the singlet and jumper combo. Wellington has decided to turn on the cold finally (just when Spring is approaching!)

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Aussie Curves – Denim

So another year of Aussie Curves begins!

The only denim items in my wardrobe are many pairs of jeans, so when it came to deciding what to wear my decision was pretty much made for me.

But of course if I was just going to wear jeans, they were going to be the best pair of jeans I own – a pair of City Chic’s TDFs.

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Aussie Curves – Challenge Flashback

I can’t believe the year of Aussie Curves challenges have come to an end.

When I first started the challenges at week four I didn’t really know what the year was going to hold. I have participated in 26 challenges (including this one).

I’ve had some good outfits and some horrible ones (in my eyes), but the one thing that I can say is that my body confidence has grown enormously. Before starting the AC challenges, I worried about what people would think and say on photos of myself online. I barely posted photos of myself on Facebook, Instagram or here on my blog. A lot has changed.

I have figured out what clothes I like, what I don’t and most importantly what I feel comfortable in. I’ve gone out of my comfort zone several times and bought clothes I would never have bought several years ago. And, most importantly, I’ve made friends with people that I would never have met otherwise.

So here are a few of my favourite outfits from the Aussie Curves challenges.

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What’s in a handbag?

Throughout my life many bags have come and gone. Totes, shoulder bags, cross body bags, backpacks… all sorts. You name it and I have probably had one and subsequently gotten rid of them (mostly).

I have searched tirelessly for the bag to end the search. The one which would keep me happy, would carry everything I desired and most of all would not break. Especially the not breaking part.

I thought I had found that one bag. I lusted after it for months. I had almost given up all hope of owning it. But then, one magical day, it was mine. I see it lasting many years and being with me through tough times. Only when the last stitch finally gives way and the pieces fall to the ground while I weep over it as my lipstick rolls into the gutter will be the day I stop using it. Even after a year of service it is still going strong and I love it just as much as the day I bought it, which is quite unusual for me and handbags. I tire of them quickly and discard them while already having moved on to the next.

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Aussie Curves – Leather

I’ve missed a couple of weeks for Aussie Curves because I’ve been quite busy.

I started work again a few weeks ago, which has been making me feel exhausted while also robbing me of time. You get used to time being such a luxury while unemployed and then when you do start work again, your spare time is precious and you don’t necessarily use it well. Additionally, Man Piece and I have just bought a house (even though settlement isn’t until September), we’ve been preoccupied with sorting all that out.

But I thought it was high time that I dusted off this here blog again and contributed to the AC challenge once more.

This week’s theme is Leather – one which I am not short of options, albeit most of them pleather or wet-look. I decided to go for accessorising with leather items and keeping everything else subtle.

Items made of leather tend to be a lot more durable, so this week I decided to showcase my precious handbag as well as my boots which are fast becoming one of my best investments.

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