Sunday, November 11, 2012

Aussie Curves- Pastels

A little more challenging was the theme of pastels this week. I usually stick to bright, rich jewel tones in my clothes, they're what I'm drawn to. However, knowing that pastels was coming up, I picked up this dress from Asos Curve back when it was on sale.


I was surprised by how much I enjoyed wearing this lovely lavender purple. I'm a fan of purple, but had never tried out this shade before. The swishy skirt was made even better by the addition of a Domino Dollhouse petticoat in lavender. I love how the frill just sticks out around the bottom of the dress. I felt quite girly and pretty wearing this outfit, I wore it to a late birthday lunch with one of my friends that didn't make it to my birthday dinner. Domino Dollhouse petticoats are so soft and comfortable to wear, despite it being a warm day I wasn't uncomfortable.


Yes I know I should have ironed the dress. But is was hot and sticky weather and I just couldn't be bothered. I paired the dress with my pretty wedge sandals from Big W.


In wearing the pastel colour I needed a different shade of lipstick, and found a new shade that I love! I'll have to look for it at the shops (its an old small sample lipstick back when I did Avon, so I need a decent substitute). If not for the dress I would never have tried it, so yay! You may have noticed that a hair flower is a signature style for me. As eclectic as my outfits get, I nearly always wear a hair flower. These pretty ones are from Best and Less.




Necklace used to be my Grandma's. Earrings are from Big W. I put the brooch on (a gift from a friend) as the neckline is way lower than I'm comfortable with. I'll put a few stitches in it later.


Outfit Details
Dress: Asos Curve (24)
Petticoat: Domino Dollhouse (XXL)
Shoes: Big W (11)
Necklace: my Grandma
Brooch: Gifted from a friend
Earrings: Big W
Hair Flowers: Best and Less
Bike Pants: Big W (22)






24 comments:

  1. What a lovely lavender outfit! :) Domino Dollhouse petticoats are the best. I have them in light pink, mint green, and yellow, and would love to get lavender someday!

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    1. They're kind of addictive, aren't they? I have lavender, purple and red so far. :-)

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  2. Lovely outfit you look very sweet in this!

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  3. Lovely Lavender! I really think I need a petticoat in my life.

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    1. You totally do! Domino Dollhouse make the best petticoats. :-)

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  4. The brooch and the necklace are such lovely pieces.. the perfect match between the dress and petticoat is a great combo too..

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    1. Thanks! I was so excited when I realised how well the petti and dress matched, I don't think I'll ever wear that dress without it.

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  5. I just love tulle. I was at a Kasey Chambers concert on the 31st and she had a tulle skirt on. Gosh I am already starting to forget what it looked like. The necklace looks lovely. I want to buy something tulle so this is all very interesting, thank you.

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    1. You should def look into Domino Dollhouse petticoats if you want something that is tulle-like, but not stiff and scratchy. :-)

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  6. I'm totally jealous of your ability to plan outfits ahead of time! Loving the petticoat.

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    1. Lol thanks, I don't always plan ahead, but I knew pastels would be tricky. :-)

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  7. Ah, I don't think it is tulle, wow, I have seen other pretty things that aren't tulle too, all this kind of stuff is gorgeous.

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    1. Yup it isn't tulle, it's lots of layers of chiffon and lace. It makes for a puffy but not scratchy or uncomfortable petti. I love them :-)

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  8. You're soooo gorgeous. Beautiful photos and loving your makeup and hair flowers this week. They're gorgeous. xox

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    1. Aw thanks, I'm loving them too! Always excited to find new colours and new lipstick I can wear. :-)

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  9. Beautiful!! I just love the colours so much! xx

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  10. Oh, I NEED this outfit! You look so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks- I bet you'd look gorgeous in these colours. xx

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  12. words cannot describe how completely jealous i am of your gorgeous eyes! *sigh* i wish i could trade you!
    lol but on topic that is an amazing colour and a great dress, looks fantastic on you xx

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    1. Aw thanks! My eyes are funny, they usually turn out green in close up photos, look dark in far back photos, and when I look in a mirror inside they usually look blue/grey. Now I've tried the lavender colour I'll def be looking for more clothes that colour. :-)

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  13. I am so in love with this outfit-but I also love ALL shades of purple. The color is so fantastic on you and really makes the color of your eyes pop.
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