Hard Flora – My Collab with Yours Clothing Part II

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 I’m back with another post from the lovely folks over at Yours Clothing!
I apologise in advance for the indoor photos this week, the weather in Melbourne has been nothing but cold and miserable and rainy and just not outdoor photo taking friendly!

I adore this dress, and for a new dress it has received a very high rotation in my wardrobe already.
I am a complete sucker for a good floral and this dress is no exception, I love the dark background, the little puff cap sleeves and the light chiffon fabric.

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They also sent me these beautiful all leather boots in the Super Wide Fit (I believe its the EEE Fit) and they fit really well.
I have a LOT of trouble finding boots that will fit my super wide calfs that don’t cost an arm and a leg, as cold as it gets in Melbourne I just cannot validate spending $300 on a pair of boots and these are a great alternative and I was really pleased to know that they are real leather rather than the usual pleather alternative.

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I’ve teamed this week’s look with my go to Pleather drape jacket from New Look & my new favourite stockings from Sonsee.

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What I Wore:
Dress: Yours Clothing – Gifted (Buy it here!)
Jacket: New Look via ASOS – $55
Stockings: Sonsee – $28.95
Boots: Yours Clothing – Gifted (Buy Them Here!)

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I do apologise that these recents posts have been a little all over the place, I’ve got one more Collaboration post with the folks over at Yours Clothing & then I will be getting into a better rhytmn with new posts and Aussie Curves Challenges so watch this space!

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Date Night – My Collab with Yours Clothing

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When the lovely ladies over at Yours Clothing got in touch with me a little while ago I jumped at the chance to experience a new brand first hand.

It’s always a risk to order from a new brand, especially one that is overseas.

Iis the product going to be of good quaility?
What is the sizing like?
If something does go wrong, can I return it?
And HOW much is it going to cost to return?!?

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I was pleasantly surprised when my parcel from Yours Clothing arrived, their shipping was super quick for an overseas store, and the quality of all the items I received (there are more posts to come) was really top notch.

I was a little hesitant with sizing, as I had read different reviews on sizing up, sizing down and choosing your normal size, and after the items had been unpacked and tried on, I was very happy with my decision of sticking to my normal size.

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This all happened to happen right around Date night week over at Aussie Curves and I couldn’t wait for an excuse to show off his new Body Con number.

We aren’t afraid of any reason to go out for a date at our house, but it was definitely a nice change to really dress up for a date night, rather than my usual tee, jeans and parka to brave the icy Melbourne winds to head out to a movie or Mexican food.

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This beautiful dress from Yours Clothing is super soft and easy to wear, for the record,  I’m definitely not wearing any shapewear in these photos and felt so comfortable and at ease. Anyone who has ever even met me knows that I adore anything with a floral print and loved that this body con dress has sleeves for the cooler months. You can get it, and many other wonderful items at Yours Clothing.

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What I Wore:
Dress: Yours Clothing – Gifted
Clutch: Olga Berg – $25 on sale
Shoes: Target – $40

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Aussie Curves – Body Con

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Happy Easter Lovelies!
I hope that everyone is enjoying their long weekend and spending time with their loved ones and gorging themselves on LOTS of chocolate, I know I am!

This week on Aussie Curves is Body Con and I couldn’t wait to share one of my current wardrobe staples, my Forever 21 pencil skirt and new favourite ASOS Blouse.

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As soon as I saw this wonderful citrus/olive blouse on ASOS Curve as a new release, I put it into my bag IMMEDIATELY.
Usually I sit on an item in my saved list for weeks and I ponder over what I would wear it with, and where, but this item I just couldn’t resist. It was a must have.

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I’ve teamed my new fave blouse with this great little pencil skirt from Forever21 on my last haul from the overseas retailer.
I love the mesh panels and the thick scuba fabric.

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What I Wore:

Blouse: ASOS Curve: $54.95
Pencil Skirt: Forever21+ – $12 on sale
Shoes: Target – $40

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What is your favourite body con piece in your wardrobe?

Aussie Curves – Pattern Clash

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It feels so good to be back and participating in Aussie Curves again,

This week’s theme is Pattern Clash!
To be completely honest, I threw this outfit together in about 10 minutes, but I must say, I really love it, and its something that I think I will actually wear a lot!

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I used to wear a lot of prints, especially floral and when hunting threw my wardrobe today I did find it really hard to find a clashing pattern.

I don’t know if its because I’m getting older or that now I live in melbourne but I found most of my clothing to be neutral tones or black and really only a handful of printed or patterned items.

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I decided to go with something still true to myself and put together a subtle pattern clash, with the horizontal and vertical lines of my beloved Katies dress teamed with a geometric on my new white clutch.

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I’m actually really digging this white clutch at the moment! I bought it frantically the night before the Curvy Couture Roadshow a few weeks back after calling every girlfriend in a 20km radius asking if they owned a Navy or White clutch person and after having no luck, dragged the boy to Kmart to search for one!
I happened to find this chunky white number for the bargain price of $9 and it did a marvelous job of holding EVERYTHING I needed for a full day of catwalk watching and shopping.

I stowed it away back in the wardrobe after the event but found it perfect for today’s outfit and think I’ll be using a whole lot more in future.

Who knew white was so versatile?!

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What I Wore:

Dress (Worn Underneath): Katies – $49.95
Shirt: ASOS – $29.17 on sale
Clutch: Kmart – $9
Shoes: Target – $25

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my break from blogging.

First of all, and excuse my french, but can I just say how f***ing awesome it feels to be back in the blogging game.

I’ve been sitting out for months now, feeling uninspired, unmotivated and unhappy.
Unhappy with how I had been blogging and how I was feeling about it in general, unhappy with my appearance and how my style had changed and generally just unmotivated to write and to blog.

It became a chore, something I never wanted to happen. I found myself dredding going and taking photos, procrastinating and putting it off and it was at this time I decided to take a break.

I never expected or anticipated that it would take this long to come back, and I have undoubtedly lost readers and possible opportunities I am aware of that, but I needed to walk away, just for a little while to make sure that I was in it for the right reasons.

Blogging used to make me happy, but I became reluctant to do it and every week extended out to fortnightly and then monthly and then before I knew it it had been nearly 6 months and I was devestated.

I was annoyed at myself for being lazy and letting it go so long, opportunities from companies left unopened in my inbox and I became ashamed that I had let it go so long and the longer I left it, the harder it was to come back.

It wasn’t until I was at the Curvy Couture Roadshow last week (my post from the day WILL be up soon, I promise) that I really found myself missing the blogging world, I met my blogging idols, Danimezza, iCurvy, Suger Coat It and I really missed being a part of that community again.
I missed participating in Aussie Curves challenges and I missed an excuse to get dressed up and take photos in my garden for no real reason.
I knew it was time to come back.

Then when I was contacted by the lovely ModStylists from ModCloth (Click here to read the full post) to put a post together I knew it wasn’t too late, it was an offer and an opportunity to work with a brand I truly loved and I knew that if I ignored this email, like so many others, that I may as well close the doors of Vintage Curvette forever, and to be perfectly honest I’m so, so glad that I didn’t.

And now I’m back, and I’m not going to promise that I will never take a break again nor will I be posting twice a week every week, but I’m back, and for now, happy.

Some things on the blog may change, but for now, I’m excited to be back, I find myself taking lots of photos and planning extra things I can present on the blog and I’m happy that I’m excited and driven and I hope you are too.

For those of you who have stuck by Vintage Curvette, I thank you so much. Without my readers I would have no-one to write to and I’m so grateful that you didn’t give up on this blog and neither did I.

See you really soon,

Taylor aka Vintage Curvette
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My Welcome Back with Wanelo!

I haven’t blogged in a long time, I know, I know.

And i’m not going to spend the next 20 paragraphs explaining why, that’s a story for another time, but when I was contacted by Modcloth to put a little collage together using the new Wanelo website I took it as a sign.


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It’s no surprise that I ADORE Modcloth, I have a few pieces from them already and have about 50 items sitting in my aptly named “Love List”.
I have posted a few Curvette Covets posts before, its no secret I love putting outfits together, both in real life and in my head.

And I must say, I have really enjoyed spending the last few days browsing through Wanelo’s Modcloth pages and dreaming up new outfits.

The lovely Modstylists assigned me a starting piece of an amazing plus size swimsuit, the Fruity Suity One Piece in Plus Size, which is quite ironic considering Melbourne’s current absolutely miserable weather and asked me to create a look around it using the latest Modcloth pieces and Wanelo’s app and website.

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I must say, it was quite wonderful dreaming up wonderful summer outfits around this swimsuit on my dismal train rides into work.

Modcloth has really upped their swimwear game lately, It’s just really wonderful that finally high street retailers and online stores are focusing on fashion forward and on trend plus size wears rather than the usual boring cover ups.

One of my favourite things about Modcloth at the moment if the fact that most of their swimsuits come in straight and plus size, cut perfectly for the curvy girl but not cutting back on cute details and sweet prints. (Heeelloooo cherry print anyone?!)

So after playing around with the Wanelo app on my iPhone for the good part of an hour (or maybe 2) I’ve come up with my dream outfit to match this swimsuit.

I couldn’t not bypass the amazing retro cherry print of this swimsuit and decided to take a strong 50’s vibe to my styling.
I adore the top half of the swimsuit and really wanted to create a look that was appropriate for straight out of the beach right upto lunch or maybe even dinner and dancing later.

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Of course I don’t expect anyone to wear this day to day (and if you would, I salute you) but I’m imagining it somewhere warm and steamy, on a great summer vacation with the ease of jumping out of some crystal blue water somewhere, drying off and popping on some stellar accessories to go and dance the night away with a handsome man and a very large Mohito.

I’ve teamed the Fruity Suity One Piece with the Office Envy Skirt, the Anchors Sashay Wedge and the Bygone Beaches Bag.
To top off my look, I’ve teamed these items with a remarkably large hat (a girl’s gotta be Sun Safe right?) and a slick of my favourite red at the moment, LimeCrime Velvetines in Red Velvet.

So what do you think? How would you style this little number?

Leave any feedback in the comments below, I really loved using Wanelo and definitely think i’ll use it in future, if you want to give Wanelo a go yourself, have a gander over at Wanelo and enjoy pulling your own collections together!

This post is hosted by Modcloth & Wanelo, all opinions are my own.

Aussie Curves – Retro

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The minute I spotted this dress hanging on the racks at work my heart skipped a beat, the print, the cut and the fabric was all so incredibly perfect I knew it had to be mine. I think I also love this dress so much because it seems to envisage some sort of Clueless/Wizard of Oz hybrid which is so up my alley it’s not even funny.

I originally meant to use this dress for Pink week here at Aussie Curves, but time got away from me and I couldn’t get a post out in time. Thankfully Retro week was right around the corner and this dress got its day in the sun. It’s beautiful cotton fabric and not-too-short length will make it my go to summer dress and I’m currently teaming it with a cardigan to wear it as much as possible while it’s still cool.

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I’ve kept it short and sweet this week, and kept my look nice and simple. Trust me, I am a keen believer in more is more when it comes to accessories but sometimes the simplest outfits are the best. PS. Do you like this week’s cat photobomb? Our housemates cat Peanuts has taken a liking to us and likes to follow us wherever we go, including our blog shoots!

What I Wore:

Gingham Dress: Tree of Life – $55
Shoes: Rubi – $9.95 on sale

 

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