Sunday, October 7, 2012

Aussie Curves- Blue

I was excited to come up with an outfit for the "blue" theme for Aussie Curves this week. Blue is one of my favourite colours, and I have a lot of pieces. I decided on one of my favourite shades of blue- in an Asos Curve dress I bought on clearance. To honest, I've had nothing but trouble with the dress. When I first tried it on, it was too big on top, a little tight around the waist (usually my smallest area) and fine around the hips. A weirdly made size 24. I decided I'd keep it and adjust the straps and front to make it fit. After a day of hand-sewing (not my forte) the straps still slipped off my shoulders. I think they're too widely set or something. So I'm currently wearing hair clips on the back of the straps to attach to my bra and keep them on for the photos. It's important that I'm always honest when I share my clothes with you. I still love the colour and style, so I'm going to keep it and try and figure out a more permanent fix.


I added my purple Domino Dollhouse petticoat to make the dress flare more, and I love it. I added an Asos Curve belt and my new favourite boots, a recent find at the op (thrift) shop. I'm big fan of sneakers and boots with dresses. These boots look brand new and despite being a size 9 they fit my size 11 feet. The best op shop find of the holidays ever.





I love how this dress has pockets!


I went all blue with the accessories. My brooch is hand-made from my favourite markets, the Olive Tree markets. The hair flowers are from Target. My earrings and bracelets are op shop finds. I'm declaring this week on my blog as blue week, expect to see two more blue themed outfits this week my lovely readers!


Outfit Details

Dress: Asos Curve (24)
Boots: Thrifted (9)
Hair flowers: Target
Brooch: Olive Tree Markets
Bracelets: Thrifted
Earrings: Thrifted
Belt: Asos Curve
Petticoat: Domino Dollhouse



20 comments:

  1. Love the flare of that dress, I think i need to invest in one of those petticoats.

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  2. Cooool boots! I picked up a pair of size 10 buckle up school shoes! Such a win for my size 10-11 feet and all for a $1 :) BARGIN!

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  3. Love the cut and style of the dress and your accessories.

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  4. Looks great and how handy is a dress with pockets! Wish more designers realised this lol x

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  5. I reckon the shoes might be a British size 9 (Aussie 11). Regarding the dress, maybe get a tailor to take in the side seams? Also, gorgeous :)

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  6. Looking lovely! Don't you hate it when something does fit perfectly first up. I always have trouble with things falling off my shoulders. Regardless, the dress looks great on you! Blue is your colour.

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  7. Oh I think that dress is so lovely! Maybe for the straps see if the will crossover X at the back? That should solve the falling off shoulders problem, plus give the dress a bit more wow factor!

    I love your quirky accessories! You always have something unusual!

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  8. Just beautiful. Such a great colour for you and the dress is all kinds of perfect for you too. And the brooch and the head band are the sweetest thing.

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  9. good luck with the straps, it's terribly annoying when that happens.. you might find moving them a bit helps.. you could also try stitching them together at the back for a racer-back effect could do the trick too..

    I think it's worth fiddling with because that dress is gorgeous on you, the colour really suits you :)

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  10. pockets and petticoats..........perfect combo

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  11. WOW Bek you're looking very lovely, it's the most perfect blue isn't it? Beautifully styled, well Done ;)

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  12. Oh, I love the dress, I've had a few with the same problems, I usually end up wearing them with cardigans so you don't notice if the sleeves fall.

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  13. Love love love! This colour and thre fit is fabulous ! And I am a sucker for brioches. Beautiful.

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  14. Brooches. I like brioches too. Eating brioches while wearing brooches.

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  15. Your dress looks fab, hope you can find a way to fix it permanently xx

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  16. I find quite a few ASOS dresses are like that :(
    I so love those DD petticoats!!

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  17. Love the thrifted boots! You can never go wrong with a boot and dress combo I feel. Im a size 11 too and I know it can be such a shit to find shoes that fit new and so therefore when you find ones that fit in an op-shop no less its super-rewarding!

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  18. Cute dress and petticoat. I must get me one of those one day. Not sure they'll suit me, but they look awesome and so cute!

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  19. My red Domino Dollhouse pettiskirt arrived this week :)

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  20. Fab blue outfit! LOVE the petticoat!

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