Sunday, 24 November 2013

AUSSIE CURVES - BLACK AND WHITE


I love mixing prints; it's a great way to be funky and on-trend while injecting even more personality into an outfit. I usually keep my print-mixing to the classics; florals with stripes, stripes with polka dots, polka dots with digital prints.

I've been wanting to mix florals for ages but have never quite found the right prints. A goal that will definitely be reinvigorated as the weather heats up and summer arrives.

I bought these pieces separately from different stores because I loved the prints. I then noticed (as they lay on the bedroom floor next to each other) that they were very similar! Both are black and white swirly floral prints, the pants bolder, the peplum more intricate. Put together they look fab! Different enough to be considered mixed-prints, similar enough to work in harmony. Throwing on a solid coloured cardigan and it's an easy quick on-trend look. Comfortable for work and fashionable enough for after-work drinks. I prefer this with a mustard yellow cardigan but unfortunately my beloved yellow cardi went to heaven (or hell as she was a cheap bitch...).







Peplum top: ASOS Curve
Harem trousers: My Size
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Sportsgirl

Half the comments I get on this outfit are compliments, the other half state my outfit looks like a curtain. But I choose to take the latter as compliments as well. Hence this outfit has a 100% success rate!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

AUSSIE CURVES - SWIMWEAR

I'm back after an extended break. Studying, holidays and lack of motivation overcame me and the blog slipped down on the priority list. But I'm back and feeling re-energised and promise to be more present! In the meantime, not that I plan another disappearance, you can catch up with me on instragram (@ellecurve). 

I've been sitting on these photos all week for the Aussie Curves theme of swimwear and am only just making the deadline. When I first saw them I loved them and had an amazing time on the beach enjoying the water and not covering up or caring how I looked. And then of course with time I started to falter. I began comparing my bikini body to other girl's, I started to zoom into the flaws and I tried to get feedback from everyone rather than looking to myself. 

I like to think of myself as a confident person with ever-increasing body image. I often wear edgier clothes than my skinny friends and I love trying new looks. But I still fight that internal voice and I imagine I will to the day I die. But the key is to keep trying, keep faking it and keep surrounding yourself with amazing people (hello Aussie Curvettes!). 

So here I am in all my fat, pale, bikini-clad glory! And P.S. just bought another one!








Bikini top: ASOS Curve (matching pant still available here)
High-waisted bikini bottoms: City Chic
Swim dress: Torrid 

What are your favourite beach looks? If you need some inspiration check out the Aussie Curves girls below