Friday, March 21, 2014

In all honestly I felt like I was the cloud, but in the cutest and most lovely way possible. The Man and I went out to the most amazing Creole restaurant in the city for dinner and we grabbed a few photos on the way. It felt like it was such a dreamy outfit and I'm so happy the photos captured that.

I think perhaps an unspoken plus size rule is never wear all white and until recently a lack of fabulous white pieces had me leaving the all white trend all alone, even though I craved it's crisp freshness and luxurious feel. Thin or curvy, I think it takes a strong sense of self to wear an all white outfit. But I'm so glad I finally took the plunge because I felt so amazingly fabulous, chic and classic!

Textured Sweat - Piper Woman
White Pleated Skirt - Panda and Shamrock (custom made)
Necklace - Lovisa
Glitter Ballet Flats - Anniel


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

So I have gotten quite a few requests to share deets about my upcoming nuptials. And I've really wanted to, but as you can imagine my life has been crazy since I've gotten engaged, and we've only just locked in the venues. 

First off, I want to say how lucky I am. Not only am I getting to marry my best friend, and the absolute man of my dreams, but I am getting simply the most amazing future mother in law. Who has been so wonderful in helping organize everything, and making sure its all exactly as both I and The Man want it, so thank you very much Mama, as you have been amazing.

 We are having an extremely intimate ceremony and reception in July. And it all didn't quite feel real until we picked out our wedding rings. Which felt so surreal, but it all of a sudden dawns on you that your getting married! 

 I always thought I wanted a simple gold band, something that would match his. But when I started looked, I just didn't feel right with that. But when I found this ring at Prouds, I just knew it was the one. Its full of diamonds, which actually isn't my favorite thing about this ring. When you look at it from the side, it some how reminds my of King Triton's Scepter, it starts low on the sides and build up height towards the middle. It's just lovely, and not plain at all! 

We are having a traditional Church ceremony. And I'm in love with the Church, it's a very old fashioned Church which I love, we went to a few different ones, but as soon as we walking into this one, we knew it was the place. 

Now, while I love the Church, I cannot wait for the reception! We are having high tea's and a very lovely spot in Hobart. Right now its a secret location, and only the people who get invites will know where and when. We walked past this place on one of our first dates together, I swooned from the outside. But when I saw the inside, and that it was available on the day, I almost collapsed. 

See that chandelier, well there's actually two of them!  And our little wedding table, will be under this one. And the mantelpiece will be covered in candles, scented candles of different heights. My thought process behind that is, that smell is such an important yet over looked factor - the reception will be in winter, and what a wonderful way to warm a room up, then to have it smell like vanilla and white tea. And luckily, there is another mantelpiece and mirror on the other end, where there will be more candles, oh gosh - it's going to be just devine! 

Now on to the dress, which I am keeping under wraps until after the big day! Because, this is going to be the most important outfit of my life - and I want to get good snaps and show it off in it's full glory! Can you blame me? 

But, It's being custom created for me by the amazing Hope & Harvest, a truly amazing Australian brand, who have just been a pleasure to work with. I've only seen once sketch - but they just get me! I can share, that it won't just be one colour! I also have an amazing statement necklace from Samantha Wills, which just glitters under any light. I'm doing my own hair and makeup because I don't really trust anyone else to do it, and I've got skills anyway! And I'm still toying with what shoes too wear, but I think I will be getting this amazing pair from Shoes of Prey.

I've not shared every single detail, because I haven't thought of every single detail! But with only just over 3 months to go, I'm getting awfully excited! 

Oh, and these are our invitations, currently in the process of being printed!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

I love texture. I love texture on texture. And BelleCurve deliver on this piece. Because it's all texture. From the scuba-esque fabric on the body and sleeves, to the embossing in the main panel to the amazing bejeweled neck. Just amazing. 

You might remember I went to the BelleCurve relaunch (check out my post here), funnily enough I was wearing the same skirt and braids in my hair at the time, but I knew something special was brewing, they were simply so passionate about what they were doing. And when you have a team like that good things were sure to come.

I cannot wait to see what else they come up with! 

Embossed Top - BelleCurve for Target (Available here) *Gifted
White Pleated Skirt - Panda And Shamrock
Studded Clutch - Sportsgirl
White Cap Heels - Lane Bryant


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ain't it grand? I spent a lovely day with my love in one of my favorite parks in the city. And I'm not even talking about The Man! I'm talking about this sweet little dress that I picked up from Asos for only $18 in the clearance section! I've wanted it since it first came online, but I honestly didn't think the $70 price tag was justified. It seemed like the most simplest of dresses, even though the floral print was divine, but luckily I held out.

Because it's such a simple dress I still wanted to dress it up a little. So I braided my Louis Vuitton scarf into my hair and I must admit, I think it took my outfit to a whole different level. I saw this hair style on Kourtney Kardashain, who even though is so short and small compared to me, her style I just adore. 

It will most definitely be a hair style I wear again. So easy to do and and it was perfect for my three day old hair that had lots of hair spray in it! The braid, even though next to silk, held really well too. No stray bits escaping nor did I need 100 bobby pins to keep everything in place.

Head Scarf - Louis Vuitton
Dress - Asos Curve
Cateye Sunglasses - Kardashian Kollection
Gladiator Sandals - Torrid


Sunday, March 9, 2014

I bought this beauty from Asos. At first I just skimmed passed it, but something intrigued me about it. Once I saw it on the catwalk, how it was cut, how it fell and how it moved, I ordered it straight away. Much to The Man's disbelief. He said it was something he "would need to see in person before passing judgement". I think he was a little bit put off by how oversized it was. Now I dress for no man, but The Man, he's a very good sounding board for these things - but he saw sense when he saw me in it!

And normally I would be put off by how oversized it is as well, but the way this lovely dress is cut, oversized it needs to be. It's the only way it works. The first time I wore it out, I got stares every where I went, Launceston is clearly not ready for my fabulousness. But I loved it so much I wore it two days running and wore it on an impromptu dinner date the following day. Stares again, but I fell so incredibly chic in this, that I didn't even care a little bit. Not one little bit. 

Hawaiian Print Dress - Asos Curve
Westbury Bag - Vintage Princess
Sunglasses - Sportsgirl
Egyptian Necklace & Hammered Cuff - Lovisa
Gladiator Sandals - Torrid