Summer in Australia is hot. And the way I survive the heat is by wearing clothing made out of breathable fabrics. And shorts. This summer I am in love with shorts. So, here are some of my summer hints! Hopefully they will keep you (looking) cool too.
Today was gorgeous in Sydney! And, I was lucky enough to spend the day with a good friend at Balmoral Beach on Sydney’s lower north shore.
As it was hot, I chose a shin length linen dress in coral and my white strapless swimming costume.
It was the perfect outfit for my first day at the beach this summer!
Swimmers: Berzelli Swimwear in white (strapless)
This is my wardrobe – the clean version. As you can see it is stuffed to the brim! And this doesn’t include the TWO chest of draws also full of beautiful clothes. With some time on my hands I have decided to do a big clean out to make some desperately needed space. AND LIST THESE ITEMS ON EBAY!! WOOHOO!!
Many of the items I have listed (and plan to list – so keep an eye out for more) are new, many with the tags still on them.
Please take a look and see if there is anything you would like. Many of the items are plus size clothes, however there are also some great Philosophy cleansers/moisturisers/exfoliators etc. Prices have been listed but everything is negotiable.
Here is a link to my eBay page:
This is my first Aussie Curves Challenge and I am so excited to be involved!
Dressing for cocktail parties is difficult!! These days, what does a cocktail dress look like? More than often it involves my work clothes because I am normally invited to these functions for work. Gen Y don’t typically host cocktail parties – yet anyway!
Traditionally, I associate cocktail parties with sequins, lace, heels, martinis, chandeliers – most definetly a luxurious and elegant affair. As a younger woman, a fantastic opportunity to showcase ones cheeky, fun and sexy side!
So, with this as the basis of my outfit, I have chosen my newly acquired black lace Karen Kane dress.
This dress is flirty and fun without being too much. The black lace gives it an elegant feel, as does the scalloped lace neck and hemline. I also love the see through lace over the arms and decollage.
It’s a relatively conservative outfit but is perfectly feminine and emphasises my curves.
I am excited to partner it with amazing hair, make up and accessories; when I do, BAM!!
Dress: Karen Kane, V Neck Scalloped Lace Dress (via Bloomingdales.com)
Shoes: Black heels with lace overlay (brand unknown)
Music makes a huge impact on my mood. In fact, I am the type to blast some music in the car or my apartment and dance along. There is one song on the radio at the moment which always puts a smile on my face and a wiggle in my step – ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Shorts have certainly been flavour of the month! As a dress lover, this is a bit of a surprise. However, my recent trip to Mexico and Cuba convinced me that shorts are where summer fashions are at – they are practical and show off my ass-ets. We all need to make the most of what we’ve got!
So, earlier this week, I welcomed two pairs of linen shorts from Crossroads to the family. The best part, is they are currently on sale for $14.95 each!!
Today, I wore my gorgeous new hot pink short shorts matched with my (already blogged about) thin, white cotton Ralph Lauren shirt. In 35 degree heat, it was an excellent choice. And looked the part too while sipping iced coffee with a long time time in one of Sydney’s fashionable suburbs.
I must admit, the shorts are not a perfect fit. I should have waited till they were a bit looser as they are rather short. And, as a classic dresser, I don’t believe everything should be on display. But, sometimes reason goes out the window. And I really, really wanted to wear them. However, to ensure I maintained the classic look, I partnered them with a loose fitting top.
Are you a shorts lover too?
Shorts: Crossroads hot pink linen shorts
Shoes: Haviana thongs (for the US readers, flip flops)
Women, no matter what size, are judged. By society, the media, men, and most harshly (I feel) by other women. So much judgement is going on, that many women (of all shapes and sizes) prefer to be plain in the hope of being invisible.
When I saw the below quote, it certainly rang true. If you’ve had a period of invisibility, don’t ever forget those who stood, or are standing by you. They are the people who love you no matter what. They are the people who matter.