Spin the Pin – May

The lovely Jo from iCurvy has created a new blogging challenge which I thought I would have a go at.

It is called Spin the Pin and each month Jo will choose an outfit from Pinterest where we take inspiration from it to create an outfit of our own. It sounded like such a cool idea, so here I am.

May’s outfit was to take inspiration from this pin:

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I thought of a couple of ideas, but ultimately I landed on this:

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I took inspiration from the trench coat and the loose, chic layering of the outfit. I even attempted to keep a somewhat monochromatic palette.

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Outfit details:

Trench: I recently picked this up in the City Chic sale. It is the Caramel Kisses Trench and I have fallen in love with it.

Top: This is the New Look Inspire Longline Turn Back Tee I recently got from ASOS. It offers a relaxed, chic look and would be great with leggings or jeans, as I’m wearing here.

Jeans: Zip Me Skinnies in blue from City Chic.

Scarf: Another recent purchase from Ruby Shoes.

Boots: Ziera

Beanie: Cotton On

Necklace: Catch Coeur jewellery from the Rocks markets in Sydney.

Handbag: Nica from Farmers.

Make sure you check out the other spins here, or on Instagram with the hashtag #spinthepin.

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Aussie Curves – Favourite Store

I’m in two minds about my favourite store.

The store I likely buy most of my clothes from is City Chic, mostly because I know they are going to fit and the clothes suit my style.

I remember when the first stores opened in New Zealand – I fell in love immediately with all the clothes and I haven’t stopped shopping there since. Finally there was a store which had stylish clothes that actually fit me, it was amazing. I still have the first dress I ever bought from the Lambton Quay store. I haven’t worn it in years, but I can’t bear to part with it.

Although I have started to shop around a bit more and buy online, I probably still buy at least one thing from City Chic every few weeks. I can’t help it.

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Aussie Curves – Night Out

Hi! I’m still alive. Kind of.

I haven’t been feeling that great about what I have been wearing or what I look like lately. So mostly I’ve just been avoiding it all and wearing/doing the bare basics.

Which means I have not been feeling inspired to do any Aussie Curves posts or outfits (even just to an Instagram fall-back). I’m not really sure why either, just feeling blah about it all.

But today I am going to attempt a short and sweet post for Night Out.

A happy coincidence meant that Man Piece and I actually did have a night out this week to Empire, which is currently showing in Wellington. (It’s like the circus meets burlesque, with a whole heap of funny thrown in there. Definitely worth going to.)

We had a bit of food at Mac’s Brewbar…

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Then indulged in a bit of a show…

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(All the sticks are balanced carefully on his head.)

And I managed to get Man Piece to get a picture of my outfit…

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Tunic: Farmers
Leggings: ASOS
Cardigan: City Chic
Boots: Ziera
Necklace: Not sure where from, but was picked up in Rome by the MIL

Make sure you check out the other AC ladies’ outfits for Night Out below.

Short and sweet. Done.

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Aussie Curves – Tee

This week’s Aussie Curve theme is Tee. I have been thinking all week which tee to wear and trying to figure out which one I have available to me that I have not used in a blog before. I was almost going to pass on this week (because I’m sick, again), but then I remembered there was a t-shirt that I haven’t blogged about and that I do actually have in my tiny apartment wardrobe.

I’m sure you’ll all recognise it, it’s one you’ve seen many times before, just not on me.

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Aussie Curves – Job Interview

This week I had grand plans to put together my outfit for Aussie Curves – Job Interview early and get it all blogged and done before Friday.

But the best laid plans and all…

Sure, I had put it off for a couple of days because I hadn’t quite figured out the entire outfit, but I was getting there. Thursday was going to be the day.

Then in the early hours of Thursday morning I had a rather rude awakening in the form of my dinner deciding to come back up (gross). I won’t go into any other details, but two days off work and four days later after a diet of not very much, I’m still not feeling that great. But I am getting better.

Which is why, at the last hour, I have come to write my Job Interview post for Aussie Curves.

Last night I spent a few hours going through multitudes of photos sorting them into various folders to try and find a couple of photos of my outfits from when I was actually interviewing for jobs a few months ago. Lucky for you, I found them.

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