Sunday, August 11, 2013

Two Ways With Floral

 photo Limedrop05_zpscf4e893a.jpg
If you're coming here from The Age or SMH (as I'm in today's Sunday Life magazine) then a big friendly hello to you and thanks for stopping by. Of course if you're a regular reader then a big hello to you too! In the article, Ahead of the Curve, I was interviewed along with other fatshion bloggers Danimezza and This is Ashley Rose about plus size fashion - our tips on where to shop and our biggest gripes with the industry. I talked about my love of shopping vintage at stores like Savers and Bombshell Vintage but what was left out is my love, no passion for, supporting local independent Australian designers. I'm talking straight sized clothes, not plus size - so yes it can be hard to always buy from the labels I love as they generally all stop at a size 12 or 14, but that's where the mantra that I mentioned in the article, of ignoring the size on the label and trying things on, comes into play. That's how I ended up with this beautiful floral dress by local label Limedrop that I've lusted over for many months. Unsure if it would fit me in their largest size, a size 12, I waited until they had a VIP shopping night at their Fitzroy studio to try it on and make sure it worked. I instantly fell in love with the way it draped and flowed over my curves but mostly I fell in love with the bright floral print. Limedrop are known for their digital prints, and this pink floral is my favourite of theirs ever so I'm very excited to own a piece from this collection.

Outfit details
Floral dress Limedrop on sale for $218
Leather biker jacket Vintage Sole
Flower crown Limedrop (gift)
Chain necklace and bracelets House Of Baulch studio sale
Sunglasses Karen Walker Orbits in crystal pink from Eyegoodies
Candy clutch H&M x Martin Maison Margiela (now available from Eat Me Do)
Floral socks Strathcona from Dagmar Rousset
Jelly heels Juju Babes from ASOS

 photo Limedrop08_zps6d14702c.jpg
I asked Henry if my hair was ok before he took these photos and he said it did. Well I don't understand what he sees because it most definitely was not ok, hair stuck under the headband oddly, fly-aways galore, not the look I was going for. The light was perfect and I don't look grumpy so I'm just gonna roll with it.

Flower crown Limedrop (gift)
Sunglasses Karen Walker Orbits in crystal pink from Eyegoodies
Chain necklace House of Baulch studio sale

 photo Limedrop07_zpsbea07673.jpg
I picked up the pink and lilac chain bracelets at House of Baulch's recent studio sale. I never step foot in jewellery chain stores any more, not when there are so many talented independent local jewellery designers who the big chains always copy anyway. I do try to shop local as much as possible, of course being plus size makes this a little harder when it comes to clothes but with jewellery there is no excuse (for me) so I'm always on the look out for new designers and studio sales. The quality is so much higher too, there is no tarnishing like with the cheaper chain stores and none of those awful green stains on your skin you get from the cheaper stuff. The good news is House of Baulch's studio sale continues online so if you couldn't make it down be sure to check it out now.

Candy clutch H&M x Martin Maison Margiela (now available from Eat Me Do)
Chain bracelets House of Baulch studio sale

 photo Limedrop06_zps5f3e2b73.jpg
Recently I've been really into mixing prints so I'm loving the clash of floral from my Strathcona socks with my Limedrop dress. The black in the socks ties in with the black of my leather biker jacket centering the look.

Floral socks Strathcona from Dagmar Rousset
Jelly heels Juju Babes from ASOS

 photo Limedrop04_zpsca866000.jpg
I also wanted to share with you a different way I styled up the Limedrop dress. I've been posting recently a little about my shifting sense of style, how I'm looking to move into different forms of layering, changing up my silhouettes and mixing prints. This outfit encompasses all of those things with the red tulle dress by Central Saint Martins graduate Molly Goddard's collaboration with ASOS layered over my Limedrop digital floral print dress and the clashing print of my floral socks by Strathcona from Dagmar Rousset. All my accessories stayed the same but with the addition of the red tulle dress the look is completely different. Expect to see me experimenting more with this Molly Goddard piece, it makes such a statement.

Red tulle dress Central Saint Martins graduate Molly Goddard's collaboration with ASOS

 photo Limedrop01_zpsbbc46501.jpg
I love this new lip colour by Sportsgirl, it's called Mad About You and it's a great fuchsia pink, whenever I wear it I get lots of compliments.

Lipstick Mad About You pink from Sportsgirl $9.95
Flower crown Limedrop (gift)
Sunglasses Karen Walker Orbits in crystal pink from Eyegoodies

 photo Limedrop03_zpsb46d80cb.jpg
Close up of my new chain necklace from House of Baulch's studio sale. My sister picked up some beautiful rose gold pieces  and is so happy as she loves anything rose gold.

Chain necklace House of Baulch studio sale

 photo Limedrop02_zpsccadec35.jpg
So much pink bright goodness in this shot.

Chain bracelets House Of Baulch studio sale
Candy clutch H&M x Martin Maison Margiela (now available from Eat Me Do)

Get the look!!!

24 comments:

  1. The Molly Goddard Asos dress looks fantastic- I was tempted to buy one myself but missed out :(
    Sussie Bubble of Style Bubble also wore it, I think you'd like her work

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Adele. Yeah it sold out fast, I almost missed out on it too but haunted the page waiting for a return to become available. And of course I know Susie, I've even met her a few times (and given her tips to Tokyo which you can read on her blog here http://www.stylebubble.co.uk/style_bubble/2011/05/kita-kore-kicks.html xxx

      Delete
  2. amazing look! i love the colors!!! so pretty!
    cookieschaosncestlavie.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the look and vibrance of colours. For lmff I did a fitting with this lime drop collection I just adored the print. You pull it off really well especially with the sunnies and the bag there to die for xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Diana. I missed LMFF this year sadly but saw the photos from the runway and this dress looked amazing. Love at first sight that's for sure x

      Delete
  4. your fat as shit

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Yes I am fat but at least I know the difference between your and you're xoxo

      Delete
  5. Dress is awesome and looks particularly great styled under the tulle <3

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your second outfit is wonderful! The Molly Goddard dress goes perfectly with the Limedrop dress x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I was worried that the Molly Goddard dress made the outfit too OTT but it's good to know it was the more popular look of the pair x

      Delete
  7. That dress is amazing. You just look at the cut of it and know what you are paying your money for! And congrats on the write up in the paper.

    I need to know - how comfortable are the jelly shoes? Would they hold up to a few weeks of traipsing around Tokyo at the tail end of summer?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kathryn, and yes the cut and the fabric truly are amazing and worth the price.

      In terms of the jelly shoes - I think the flat versions are super comfortable and perfect for a Tokyo summer. The heels aren't as comfy just because of that little bit of extra height that puts more pressure on the ball of your foot, which makes it more sweaty somehow. I wore my flat ones all the time on my last trip back last year in the hot hot summer.

      Delete
  8. Wow again! When I saw the Molly Goddard dress at Asos I liked it, but it didn't win me over. Seeing it at you this changes. I love how you style it with the flower prints and it's really made for you. Don't worry about your hair, you smile wins over everyone anyway! ;-)

    Congratulations to your wonderful appearance in the newspaper. You achieved a lot already girl! I am happy that you plus size bloggers get a lot of attention recently. Sometimes I am sad, because I think we other special body shape people are more ignored: I am not plus size, but very curvy. It's a big challenge to find clothes for this kind of a body too. Usually the small sizes don't fit my hips and the bigger size is too big for shoulders. I think there must be millions of girls having this kind of problems too.

    Have a wonderful Sunday gorgeous one, xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sara for the lovely compliments. I agree that it's a little unfair that plus size bloggers are getting a lot of attention when there are other body types that don't get represented in mainstream media. Body diversity is important - there needs to be people of all shapes, sizes, heights, ethnicities and disabled represented but at least they're changing a little bit at a time. x

      Delete
  9. You look great. Perfect hair. Have a nice day.
    http://elianasenzio.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh my gosh that Molly Goddard x ASOS tulle dress is amazing! Wish i could get my hands on one. I love it over the limedrop dress, to, such a good layering choice! the lolly wrapper clutch is gorgeous too.
    Super outfits as always :)

    love outside is colours

    www.outside-is-colours.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Pip, checking out your blog now x

      Delete
  11. Love your style, your confidence and your message. And I'd really love to know your thoughts about The Age running a weight loss article directly after the "Ahead of the curve" article. Certainly confused me a little...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lauren. Yes seeing that dieting story after our body positive story was really disconcerting. I don't expect the media to change over night so I'm happy that at least our voices are heard every now and then pushing our message of body confidence. The line that really threw me was 'I am no longer repulsed by my own reflection' which just mad me sad but also proved why what I am doing here, along with other fatshion bloggers, is so important so that people see that you can love yourself at any size.

      Delete
  12. You look marvelous. The dress is beautiful, and the sunnies are perfect. Your hair looks lovely too - a little tousled, but lovely and fresh.

    I'd love to buy this dress - it looks so beautiful on you, and the fabric is divine. Any chance you could give me a rough idea of the dress's dimensions? I'm plus-sized, but as you noted, sometimes an unexpected sizing will work.

    ReplyDelete
  13. i have long read your blog but not commented before. i saw you tonight when i was outside Target, and you looked great and way thinner than you do on your blog. i would never classify you as plus size.
    i really admire you for supporting local fashion, well done!
    Janey

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a message but remember to play nice!