Aussie Curves – Polka Dots

As it turns out, having your wardrobe spread out over three locations can be rather difficult and slightly deceptive at times. Currently I have clothes at my apartment – the ones I tend to wear most often – some stored at my parents place and even more stored at Man Piece’s parents’ place.

I thought I had this week down. I had planned to just take a few snaps of me in a casual outfit with my polka dot scarf I bought from Kikki K. No, why would life be that easy? Turns out said scarf is not located within my apartment currently and I’m not really sure where it is. Possibly in other two aforementioned locations.

I started to think I did not have anything else that had polka dots on it and I was very near sitting this week of Aussie Curves out, but, in a last ditch attempt, I went through every single piece of clothing which is currently resident of my apartment and I found a polka dot peplum top.



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Aussie Curves – Song

I didn’t really know what to do for this week’s Aussie Curves them ‘Song’. I started thinking that I would choose a song and then create an outfit which was inspired by that. Fairly straight forward. But what song?

There are so many songs. There are so many GOOD songs. There are also so many songs about fashion. Where to start?

At some point this week I managed to get Empire State of Mind by Jay Z and Alicia Keys stuck in my head. And it pretty much stayed there.

And because of that, this outfit managed to snake its way into my mind.


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Aussie Curves – Pattern Clash

It has been a long time since I did an Aussie Curves post, but I’m back!

This week’s theme is Pattern Clash. I don’t tend to own a lot of patterns. I shy away from them as I see them as too ‘out there’ for me, most of the time. If I do buy patterns, it is because they are fairly subtle, or are within the stripes/polka dots style of pattern, nothing too major.

Now, pattern clashing is meant to be a huge trend this winter. And one tip I have picked up is that the best way to clash is to keep with the same colour palette.


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New purchases from City Chic and ASOS because

I have finally finished tidying up by blog after giving it a bit of a make-over.

Doesn’t it look fabulous?

It was quite interesting looking at some old posts of mine. I realised just how far I have come. My confidence has grown, anger has dissipated and I am so much happier.

But enough about that, do you want to see some of my new purchases?

I might have been a little naughty and made purchases from both ASOS and City Chic this week, but I’m justifying it because I didn’t pay full price for anything.

First ASOS.

New Look Inspire Marilyn Monroe T-shirt:



I kind of wish I had gotten this up a size, but at the same time I’m sure it will stretch. Plus it’s Marilyn, I don’t want to return Marilyn! It says, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” It is still available here.

New Look Inspire Aztec Print Singlet:

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I am wearing this right now and I am in love with it. At first I was a bit dubious, but over the course of the day, it has stretched out a bit and now sits quite well. It will definitely look great paired with a dark denim jean, although I have only worn it with leggings today. It is also still available.

Also, I have learned that I probably need to size up with the Inspire range from ASOS compared to when I’m buying Curve.

Last is the ASOS Curve Exclusive T-Shirt With Holographic Check Print:

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I decided to buy this one because I thought it would be the same as my other grey tee from ASOS with gems on the shoulder. Which I love and I now wish I had have bought two. Unfortunately the fit is a tad different and I still don’t know how I feel about this one. The sleeves actually aren’t rolled up as in the picture, so I’m going to have to do that myself – a couple quick stitches will secure the folds in place. But I’m sure if I wear it, it will stretch a bit and look a bit better, the tops from ASOS seem to do this. It is also still available here.

Now from City Chic.

Lace Stud Peplum Top:

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As soon as I saw this I knew I had to have it. Yellow, lace and studs – what more was there to love? This is only the second peplum I have bought, but I think I love it even more. I decided to size up, as my other one keeps riding up whenever I wear it. It sits comfortably and I don’t think I will be having that problem with this one. Only thing I will have to do is buy a new bra. I pretty much only have coloured bras, so they won’t go well with this. I’m thinking a nude strapless would be a goer as not only nude straps, but also it means I could get some clear straps to put on it. This has only been available from City Chic for about a week, so it is definitely still available. It also comes in Melon and Black.

Lastly I got the All Zipped Up Skinny Jeans:

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I seem to have a love-hate relationship with jeans. I love them because they are so comfortable and can be dressed up or down. But I hate them because they can be so hot during the summer and a pair usually only lasts me about six months. I have recently had my black TDF jeans rip in the thighs rendering them unwearable. I only bought them in April/May. My blue pair have also gone the same way after only buying them last November. Even though both pairs have split, they are still the best fitting jeans I have ever had and will be buying more as soon as possible. However, when I saw this pair I fell in love instantly and thought they would pair well with the above peplum. These are also still available.

I ended up using my $30 voucher on this purchase, saving me from paying full price. And I have to say, I love the new CC Nation loyalty programme. I always thought the old one was a bit redundant – why was I swiping my card with every purchase when I got no rewards? But now I will get something for my excessive purchasing. I’m totally looking forward to the buy one bra, get one free and the free shipping on any order. Yes, I have Glam status.

I will start including these in a few outfit posts, unfortunately I couldn’t share proper photos of myself wearing them this weekend as my photographer is in New Zealand. Soon, I promise.