Sunday, June 22, 2014

Denim and leather, if you think about it, are really a classic combination of textures. But still beautifully on trend. And I have been on the hunt for the biker jacket. So many of them feel so hard and boxy to me. Technically this is pleather, but It's such a good pleather, that everyone, including the soon to be husband thought it was the real deal. 

This lovely piece was sent to me from Yours Clothing who really do put out some fabulous pieces, just like this jacket. As soon as it was unpacked I oo'd and aah'd over it, not quite believing how soft and "lived in" it already felt. All I had to do was roll up the sleeves and go! I've lived in it pretty much since it arrived and it goes with so many things. Versatility, you gotta love it. 

Life is amazing, but so busy right now!  Getting married? We're doing that. 
Having a baby? Doing that as well. 
And just for fun, The Man has landed himself a new job so we are throwing moving house into the mix. All in the course of about three months! Keep your eyes peeled for posts dedicated to decorating, #BabyP and all things wedding! 

"Leather" Biker Jacket - Yours Clothing *Gifted
Denim Smock Dress - Asos Curve
Shoes - Evans
Sunglasses - Sportsgirl


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Some pieces last forever. Through every season they prove themselves timeless, this skirt, once a dress is one of those pieces. It just never seems to date, even after being a few seasons old, it works in summer and winter. It's traveled the streets of LA and New York with me, working with a million other pieces, dressed up or down, never letting a girl down. 

I have a renewed love for this clutch which my grandmother actually found on a trip to sportsgirl for a dashing $10. I'm enjoying just using a clutch as my bag, I feel it just adds an extra chic element to any outfit, and the studs on this one seem to go with everything, another seasonal piece! Love when that happens, don't you?

I seem to be riding my own mini trend, you know those ones that have you grabbing for similar pieces because they just work? for me right now with my changing body and ever approaching winter, it's been fluid skirts with sweats and my hair up. And adding in statement jewelry for a fun twist. 

Basic Sweat // Kmart
Floral Skirt // Asos Curve (a few seasons old)
Necklace // Lovisa
Clutch // Sportsgirl
Sandals // Evans

Yes I was hiding in this photo, but it showed of  the side of my braid! So I thought I'd share!

What's the one piece in your closet that you rely on season after season? Let me know in the comments xo 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

 I know it's been such a long time since my last post and I promise I have not been living under a rock. I've just been wrapped up in my own little world and it has been the most lovely thing ever. Between planning our wedding and getting everything ready for the baby, I've been pretty much ready to slip into a coma. And on top of all that I've been dealing with the worst cold ever. 

But I'm not complaining, because I don't think I could be happier even if I tried. The Man, my future mother in law and myself went pram shopping! Which I think made everything feel so real. We picked out the most lovely pram! We went for the iCandy Strawberry - and we also got the bassinet attachment for the first few months. We picked out the bassinet in the most chic grey colour, and then black and red for the chair part. The thing we loved best about it is that even though its a very compact pram (yay for our small car!) it has so much space in it and we also adored how high it is as we are both so tall! I'm a bit pram crazy at the moment, I think because I'm holding off buying any clothes for the baby until the end of this month, which is when we hopefully learn if it's a boy or a girl! 

But back to fashion. This skirt is was a cheap and cheerful purchase from Asos Curve. It's a lot thinner than I expected, and I sized up which I'm glad I did, because to me, if fits about a size small compared to other pieces I own from Curve. 

Textured Sweat // Piper Woman
Gingham Skirt // Asos Curve
Studded Clutch // Sportsgirl
Sunglasses // Sportsgirl
Sandals // Evans


Saturday, March 22, 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


Wednesday, March 19, 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