leopard love

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As the temperature drops here in Melbourne, and boy is it dropping quick, I find myself grabbing my jeans more and more.
Before moving to Melbourne I was never a big lover of jeans, but the longer I live in Melbourne, the more I realise they are inescapable. But you know what, I’m kind of getting used to them, and I do really enjoy wearing jeans more than I ever used to.
Plus, the more and more good denim options that plus size retailers are introducing does help.

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My other love at the moment is a good drapey jacket, they’re my go to for these cool days and I find myself buying more and more.
AND this one was no exception, anyone who has ever met me, is well aware of my love of leopard and it was a complete must have.

 

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What I Wore:

Jacket: Izabel London – buy it here!
Blouse: Asos Curve
Jeans: City Chic TDF Jeans
Shoes: New Look Wide Fit via ASOS

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Have a wonderful week! X

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 With Melbourne’s weather suddenly dropping in temperature, it’s no wonder i’m all of a sudden reaching for warm cosy knits and lots of layers.

This new sweater dress has been my go to lately, its super soft and comfortable knit, it’s body con shape and it’s midi length make it an all-round winner in my eyes.

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 I must admit, I’ve never owned a sweater dress before, but after seeing this one online, something just pulled me to it, the print looked really different and interesting, and I thought it would really show off my curves.

I decided to size up in this one (I’m wearing a size 24) just so it was nice and comfy, but to be honest, I could have gotten away with a size smaller just to avoid that slightly bagginess that happens to the best of sweater dresses after you’ve warn them for a few hours.

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I couldn’t wait to introduce you all to the new light of my life! We picked up our new little baby last week and i’m HEAD OVER HEELS. Alfie is a little brindle French Bulldog and we’ve been waiting for the longest time to get him and I still can’t believe he’s here!!

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 This lovely dress, along with a couple of other things were gifted to me by the lovely team at Izabel London so expect to see a few more posts from me about their Plus Size range, in the mean time, you can check them out here!

This post is sponsored, but as always, all thoughts are my own.

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What I Wore:

Dress: Izabel London – buy it here!
Vest: Estelle
Belt: Asos Curve
Necklace:
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Shoes: New Look Wide Fit via ASOS

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Hello Lover.

If you haven’t heard of Ruby and Lilli t-shirts you missing out, like seriously missing out.

These amazing luxury shirts are designed for plus size women, they have a longer sleeve length and a really cool twisted neckline. The fabric is super soft and the prints are really on point.

Their designer, Rachel, got in touch with the amazing Murphy (here blog here) and asked if she wanted to get some gal pals together to have a little fun and shoot some photos, and we JUMPED at the chance.
Murphy, Amy (her blog here) and I had an absolute blast shooting these guys, any chance to get dolled up and spend the day shooting with some of your friends is just a dream come true.

This post is going to be pretty photo heavy, enjoy!

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I am wearing the Coffee tee in a Size 3x
Amy is wearing Let’s Be Mermaids in a 1x
& Murphy is wearing Dream Believe Achieve in a 3x

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I have styled this amazing tee  with my beloved Dorothy Perkins Leopard print skirt, an ASOS Curve Belt and beige wedge sandals from Kmart.

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I am SO all about this shirt guys, I’m obsessed. Its the perfect mix of casual relaxed style and something that is VERY easy to dress up for a night out.

I am wearing the Hello Lover shirt in a Size 2X, teamed with another Dorothy Perkins skirt, a chunky necklace from Lovisa, Wide Fit Heels from New Look via ASOS and my velvet turban from Sportsgirl.

Amy is wearing the XO top (another of my faves) in an XL & Murphy is wearing the I Have Nothing To Wear tee in a size 4X.

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We had the absolute best day out, definitely go and check out Ruby & Lilli, ALL of their amazing tees are on sale at the moment and if you spend $75 you get free shipping! (And trust me, it is VERY easy to spend $75)

Thanks for sticking with me, I know this post has included a LOT of photos, check out Instagram for our Behind The Scenes Shots
You can follow me @curvette_
Murphy @missmurphyj
& Amy @willowcurves

Valentine – My Date with Vision Direct

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Happy Valentines Day Lovelies!

I hope you are all being completely spoilt by your loved ones today, or having a super fab Galentines day or just straight up treating yourself, I know I am!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely people at Vision Direct to see if I was interesting in picking out a new pair of Sunglasses or Glasses to review on the blog. Of course I absolutely jumped at the chance to pick out a new pair of sunnies as my current ones are rolling around the bottom of my handbag somewhere all scratched up – eek!

I’m not going to lie, I am not the most responsible person with sunglasses, I wish I was, I really do, but the best laid intentions don’t always work out – whoops!

BUT these new Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses are SO amazing I will make an exception, I promise!

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Once they arrived (and the packaging was IMMACULATE by the way) I was so overwhelmed with the beautiful flower print inside, I just knew I had to team them with a floral dress, and this new baby from City Chic was the perfect match.

These amazing Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses come in LOADS of colours and prints that you can find on the Vision Direct website, but I had to go with the classic black with printed flowers inside. The lenses are huge and perfect for covering up all sorts of make up free days and night before bags and I feel so incredibly glam in them.

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The whole checkout process with Vision Direct could not have been easier either, from the moment they were ordered from the time they rocked up on my doorstep (or my work’s mailroom more like) was 2 days. 2 DAYS! I could not believe it. These ones were marked as “Fast Shipping” so i’m unsure how long the regular shipping would take, but so many frames are included in the Fast Shipping option so why wouldn’t you?!

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I think the thing I like most about Vision Direct would have to be the price. They offer the best price guarantee and are Australia’s number 1 eyewear company.
I’ve loved designer sunglasses for so long, but always thought that they were out of reach for me, instead I opted for cheaper, high street brands that just would not last.
My new sunglasses are incredible quality and I know will last me for a very long time.
Plus, just in case you don’t like your new purchase, or if you have any issues with your product, VD offer 100 days Returns and 24 month Warranty, definitely not something you see everyday.

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What I Wore:

Dress: City Chic – $51 – on sale
Sunglasses: Vision Direct – RRP $248.95 – gifted
Shoes: Target – $40
Earrings: Diamonds from Salera’s – a gift

Thank you so much to Vision Direct for reaching out and making all my sunglasses dreams come true!
If you’re on the hunt for an amazing new pair of Optical or Sunglasses check out Vision Direct, you won’t regret it!

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The lovely ladies over at Missguided got in touch with me a few weeks ago to let me know about their new Plus Size Range. Missguided was a brand I had definitely seen, but had quickly dismissed because of the limited size range.

I was overjoyed when I saw the new range, sizes 16-24 and a pretty incredible range of all sorts of on trend items.

The sizes are pretty spot on, possibly half a size to a size smaller than your usual ASOS sizes.

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I’m wearing the Bardot Bodysuit in a Size 20 – buy it here
& the Tartan Mesh Panel Skirt in a Size 22 – buy it here
Teamed with my black patent wedges from Target

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Check out the whole Missguided Plus range here!

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This post is sponsored by Missguided but all opinions are my own x

An afternoon with Mynt 1792

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Last week, Hayley, the lovely lady behind Mynt 1792’s Australian profile invited me into their Richmond based showroom to have a chat and see the upcoming collections for the brand.

You may have already  have seen/heard/read about Mynt1792, a big, trend setting brand in the US which has consistently brought out really update to date and impeccibly cut pieces that hit the high end of the plus size market.
Last season they even created a series of jackets specifically designed by a set of US Bloggers including Nicolette Mason, Franceta Johnson & Nadia Aboulhosn (which there are actually still a couple of available here on The Iconic)

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So when Hayley contacted me about seeing the collections I could not say yes fast enough.  Hayley was kind enough to show me the blogger jackets and the past season up close, as well as their current collection and the upcoming S/S 15 season.

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Mynt 1792 really covers a portion of the plus size market that I don’t personally think any other brands really grasp well enough. They are able to produce really top notch designs with the most luxurious fabrics, trimmings and materials and t0 their attention to detail is really second to none.

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There is no other Plus Size brand that I have come across that can show Pleather that is just as soft as the real deal next to lace, prints, vinyl and colour.
The design team behind Mynt 1792 produces many different styles each season, with a combination of really strong workwear, great tailoring, flattering styles and a great party dress, which you really cannot say about many brands, straight or plus size.

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I have it on good authority that Mynt 1792 is going to make a really big splash on the Australian market very soon, I also got to take a peak at the upcoming Autumn Winter collection and boy oh boy is it good. Let me just say, get ready to say hello to leather, navy, prints and suedette in a whole new way.

Until then, you can keep a close on Mynt 1792 on The Iconic, I know I will.

Aussie Curves – Animal Print

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Just scraping in with a post this week, and I’m quite happy I did.

I am 100%, undeniably obsessed with this outfit, I love it, i’m mad about it. I’d probably wear it everyday and to bed everynight if I could. I adore it.

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I spotted this incredible Estelle Clothing dress and vest in the sale sections of Myer a few months ago on a trip back to Brisbane and fell in love immediately. Unfortunately I was there shopping for Winter clothes for our upcoming America trip and not for chiffon dresses and yeti vests but I just couldnt resist.

I really believe that Estelle is one of the most underatted plus size brands in stores at the moment. Really on trend, young pieces for the same price you would pay for brands like City Chic and they often have great sales. I nabbed this set for $150 all up. Perfection!

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Now technically this print is classed as Camoflague, but I think it is so close to Leopard Print I can just get away with this weeks Aussie Curve theme, don’t you?

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 What I Wore:
Dress: Cat Call Dress by Estelle
Vest:
by Estelle
Shoes: Argo in Black by Jeffrey Campbell

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