Aussie Curves – Monochrome

I love me a bit of monochrome dressing. Usually is is more the black than the white, but I’m slowly expanding my wardrobe to include a few more lighter colours.

I tend to dress in a lot of black, or at least have a base of black with one bright piece to stand out.

So I had the ideal top to use for Monochrome week and it has been dubbed my referee’s top.


There’s not much to say about this top – it’s a good one to wear with a pair of jeans and blazer for work and I can easily get away with layering it.


Today I’ve partnered it with my new ponte pants I picked up at Farmers’ sale last weekend and I have to say, ponte pants are amazing. They’re like leggings, but a much thicker material, so you can actually wear them as pants. I’ve been a little dubious about wearing this top with leggings, but it works amazingly with the ponte pants. I might be investing in a few more pairs for the winter.


I also picked up this wet-look waterfall blazer at the Farmers’ sale last week and it is glorious. It’s kind of a cross between a blazer and a jacket. I could easily wear it over a light jumper for an extra layer.

The waterfall blazer looks to be a big trend this winter – I’ve found similar ones at a few other stores as well. If you’re after one, have a look at these ones from ASOS, Ezibuy, City Chic, or the Farmers one I am wearing here.


Thanks to Ezmae from Flashion Affair for taking pictures for me today!

Also, don’t you love my derelict shed? It actually proved to be quite the interesting photo backdrop. It does have some uses.

Blazer: Wild Child Urban, Farmers
Top: Farmers
Pants: Farmers
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Catch Coeur jewellery from the Rocks markets in Sydney

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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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Bellecurve – a new plus size range from Target

Last week I was invited to the launch of a new plus size range from Target Australia – Bellecurve.

In the course of my job as a journalist, I have been to many PR events and just events, but never anything quite like this. Fashion is a whole different catwalk.

And as my first foray into fashion launches, it was exhilarating.

Taking place in a beautiful penthouse suite at The Establishment in Sydney, small groups of other fashion bloggers, many of them fellow Aussie Curves posters, were invited to meet with Bellecurve ambassador Fiona Falkiner to discuss and try on the new range.

Covering sizes 16 to 26, the collection dubbed ‘Out on the Town’ contains 14 pieces which are said to take you “from desk to dinner”.

I would describe the range as City Chic, but cheaper. I love City Chic, it was a godsend when I needed it, but you have to admit, it can be expensive and not everyone can afford it.

Bellecurve is priced from $49 to $79. I can just see Man Piece’s frown now when I start bringing home more clothes for my ever-expanding wardrobe.

I didn’t manage to try everything on, but here is what I did manage. First the Float Away Tunic in Cobolt as seen here:


It is only $49 and also comes in Black. It does come with a singlet underneath, but that is detachable and a little redundant. I also found it quite small in comparison to the rest of the top. Also pictured is the Shine Bright Sequin Shrug at $59. These two pieces look fantastic together, but the shrug isn’t quite my style. I will be going out to get this top though. (Jeans are not part of the collection, soz.) I’m wearing a 24 in both, which is what I expected to be in the sizing.

Next is the Reach For The Stars Studded Top at $59. This is quite baggy – I even sized down. I originally tried on the 24 but felt it was too baggy and went for the 22.

target2Now that I’m looking at the photos, this top is growing on me. I wasn’t completely sold on it while I was wearing it, but now, it actually looks quite flattering.

I really loved this Lolita Dress. I have already been on the hunt for it, but so far cannot find it. It is a steal at $59 – the perfect LBD.


With the beautiful Fiona Falkiner being all matchy-matchy. OMG TWINS.

The twin theme appeared again when Jo from iCurvy and I were both in the Glamourous Sequin Dress. This one is top of the range price-wise at $79.


In both the dresses I went for the 26 – the 24 did fit, but for comfort and a bit more movement, I decided to size up. I had expected on the more fitted pieces that I might have to do this.

Overall, I am loving the range and can’t wait to get my hands on some of it for myself. It is great to see Target is branching out to cater for plus size women who do want more glamorous clothing, but for a reasonable price.

target6As you can see there is a bit more colour in the collection with the floral patterns than what I have shown you. It wasn’t really my thing, so I didn’t try them on.

Also, here is a sneak peek of what you could expect in January. The bottom image is the collection which has been released this week.


Now what would a fashion post be without a selfie?


Special appearance by Elise from yElle Styling and the Dazzle Me Pencil Skirt.

So far it would seem the full collection is not in stores, but I’m sure it will appear in the next few days. You can also look at the entire collection on Target’s website.

I also have to say a huge thank you to Target for gifting me a pair of heels which were available for us to try on with the clothes. I have a lot of trouble finding shoes because I am a size 11/12 with a very wide foot, so even if a store does stock an 11, it is not often that it will fit me. I might have had a moment when they said I could have them because I have really struggled lately to find any shoes. Target seems to be the only place that I can go and try on shoes that are reasonably priced.

I believe this is the pair (I don’t have a good photo of them right now). They are so comfortable and easy to walk in. I’m hoping to take them for their first spin tomorrow when I dress up for Melbourne Cup day.

So what do you think of the new range?