6 April 2014

Perth Curvettes - SATC - Carrie


The Perth Curvettes April Challenge is my god send - Sex and the City is one of my favorite shows (as I'm sure it is for most women)

For my first entry, I channeled Carrie Bradshaw in the first SATC movie. I absolutely adore her outfit here, the beautiful thick fabric with the mixing of prints and the harsh belt is amazing. I purchased this beautiful midi skirt from Portmans a few weeks ago and at the time thought to myself - This is so Carrie. The print, the poofiness and the outright overdressed!

So here I am - Rocking my favourite midi skirt with a simple navy long sleeve top and a beautiful cape jacket from Dotti. The cape jacket is also a newbie (ahhhh, yes I've been shopping). I actually saw that Hayley Hasselhoff wore one at the Curvy Couture Fashion show in Melbourne last week, must be a new trend coming into winter! 

Midi Skirt - Portmans - Normally $99.95 however I got it for $69.95 (I had a voucher!)
Long Sleeve Top - Myer - $14.95
Cape Jacket - Dotti - $49.95
Lace up Heels - Sportsgirl - $13.95 (BARGAIN!)

Until next time, 



5 April 2014

Sale Thrill

I go shopping regularly – by regularly I mean most weeks I’ll pop in. Popping in means I’m just window shopping, looking at new designs, trends and the full price items. I don’t usually shop for a specific item - For me, shopping is a treasure hunt. The shopping centre is my map – You’ve got to understand when stores tend to phase out into sale seasons, what trends will most likely be duplicated in cheaper stores and what sizes will be on sale. 

Most items I purchase on sale (Those items I don’t get on sale are under $30 usually). I always feel better in clothes that I purchase on sale – I get that thrill when someone compliments my clothes and I get to tell how much I bought it for in an loud beaming voice and expression like I’ve just discovered all the secrets of the world. 

Here is my list of tips when I shop: 

  • Department Stores such as Kmart (especially Kmart – MY FAVOURITE), Big W and Target have excellent on trend items of reasonable quality and very affordable – It’s worth having a monthly visit to these stores (or weekly if you are me!)
  • Don’t presume the size won’t fit you – TRY IT ON! You would be surprised that certain designs and fabrics can fit plus size women in the straight size stores. Stretch is my friend! My favourite stores are Ally Fashion (They go up to a size 16 and have very generous sizing), Portmans, Sportsgirl, Jacqui-E, Sussan, Witchery and Valleygirl.
  • Be patient – I’ve worked out that stores will tend to turn over items onto sale in a bi-monthly cycle. I’d been eyeing off the anoraks at Portmans for around a month and knew that mid-season sale would be coming up soon, so got it for $49.95 instead of $129.95. BOOM! CASH MONEY!
  •  Ask yourself why you are buying the item –My wardrobe runs in cycles – All my clothes are cheap so I know that they will not last years, or even months. I need to be able to wear the item more than 5 times and have some outfits with my existing wardrobe that I can imagine it with. 

Now so I can enjoy my sale thrill, I’ve decided to do a monthly post on my sale items– Check out my April Sale Thrill items below! 

Jersey Maxi – Valleygirl – Size L - $7.99 originally $29.95
T-Shirt – Jacqui-E – Size M - $9.95 originally $29.95
Anorak – Portmans – Size 14 - $49.95 originally $129.95 
Until next time, 

26 March 2014


So the weather is cooling down so all the new coats and jackets are entering the stores. Military style anoraks are everywhere at the moment. At first I thought they looked too grunge for my style and most that I had seen were around the $100 mark - too much to spend on a jacket I may not wear often enough! 

Then walks in Kmart - an affordable, on trend and light anorak for a steal at $25!

I decided to add the anorak to a very feminine outfit to highlight the contrast. I'm wearing a portmans high neck long sleeve top, best and less spotted skirt and Lovisa pendant necklace. I wore this outfit to my extremely air conditioned workplace so it was perfect! 

Dan and I are going to New Zealand over Easter so I'm hoping to mix it with more outfits. 

Until next time, 



23 March 2014

Perth Curvettes - Double Take Challenge - Meet the Parents to RomanticDinner!

So every few years I have an existential crisis with my hair. My hair is naturally curly and I've always been the girl that craves long thick hair but has never achieved the look. So when I cut it all off on Saturday, there was shock. Mostly shock from myself as I never thought I'd go through with it, but I'm so glad I did. I absolutely love it. It's so chic and will allow my hair to grow back healthy and strong. 

Now onto crop tops - I've been seeing this trend everywhere and I'm curvy it's something that I've completely avoided until... TODAY! I saw this crop top in Factorie for a steal at $9.95 and thought, hey at that price I might as well try! 

So for my next Double Take Challenge, I had chosen Meet the Parents to Romantic Dinner.

Meet the Parents

I'm wearing the Factorie crop top with a Just Jeans Maxi Skirt I purchased for $20. I decided to add a touch of fuschia lipstick to give it a bit of colour.

Romantic Date 

For special time with my one and only, I mixed the crop top with my knee length skirt from Jacqui E that I purchased for $20. Again I wore my fuschia lipstick and black necklace from Lovisa. 

Can't wait to remix these outfits for winter with beautiful coats, leggings and ankle boots!

Until next time,



19 March 2014

Seeing spots.

I was going through my Instagram posts and noticed that I've been heavily obsessed with spots lately. Monochrome spot skirts to be precise. I thought I'd share more outfits I wore with the two overused skirts below:
1. Best and Less - Floaty skater skirt - Size 14 purchased for $10
2. Valleygirl - Midi Skirt - Size 12 purchased for $29 (It has a super stretchy band)

I've remixed both pieces with bold colours, different textures and fabrics. 

Perfect items to transition from autumn into winter! 

Until next time, 



16 March 2014

Perth Curvettes - Double Take Challenge - Day to Night

I love winter wardrobes! I've been stocking up on the winter essentials earlier as my partner and I are off to New Zealand in a couple of weeks. Big W, Kmart, Best & Less, Asos, Portmans, Ally .. The list goes on - have amazing cheap winter pieces at the moment. Cute knitted sweaters and flippy skirts will be my go to outfit this winter. 

So in preparation I've remixed my polka dot skirt that I bought from Best and Less for $10 into a day and night outfit. 

Day outfit - I wore the skirt with an acid wash t-shirt from Sportsgirl that I scored for $7.50!! Nice light outfit for a weekend. 

Night outfit - I paired the skirt with a fluffy knit crop sweater from Big W and a statement necklace. I'm loving the monochrome looks at the moment so added a touch of red lip to make the outfit pop! 

Onto to the next outfit challenge for Perth Curvettes! 

Until next time, 



5 March 2014

Perth Curvettes - Double Take Challenge - Office to Night Out!

So I've been Instagram stalking a wonderful group of Perth women for a number of weeks called the Perth Curvettes.

I've been wanting to participate in the blogger challenges in both the Perth Curvettes and Aussie Curve groups however I find I always slack off with actually writing a blog post. 

In 2014 I promised myself I would begin entering blog challenges - it's March already and I haven't posted here since December - clearly I'm fulfilling my promise haha! 

So here we are - my FIRST post for the Perth Curvettes challenge - Office to Night Out. 

I picked this one first as I work in a corporate environment so I'm always in office attire. 

I decided to use my Big W stripe dress that I practically stole for $25. It's super comfy and versatile. It's a size 16 from their straight size range. 

In the day outfit, I paired it with a grey light cardigan and the night, I exchanged it for a leather jacket, some red lippy and a clear clutch. 

Finito! First post done - now to working out how to put the linky code and banners into the post. Wish me luck! 

Until next time - 

Nadia xox