Thursday, 26 December 2013

A look back on Curves Around the World 2013 and Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS ladies! I hope you all had a fab Christmas and are enjoying the festive period. Hopefully you've spent some lovely time with family and friends and Father Christmas bought you some nice pressies. 

This week, we decided not to post a new outfit as it was Christmas but we decided to look back and re live our favourite posts. I have three favourites so I thought, why not show all 3 again....
Lace
I love lace. I think it's classic, chic, timeless and feminine. I really don't think you can go wrong with it and the fact that this dress is red makes it even better! Everyone loves a red dress! I think this is a really pretty look.
Animal Print

This look is fun and flirty and a little different. The odd bit of animal print is one thing but a full on dress is a little more daring. I really like this look. It's comfortable, and very flattering. Although the print is busy, it's actually a pretty simple outfit.
One Dress, 3 ways
This is one of my top posts as I think it was different to the others and there was more to it. It was my idea so I am bias! I like wearing the same item for different occasions. I'm not a fan of having something you can only wear on certain occasions and it ends up being worn once a year and sits in your wardrobe. It makes sense to have versatile pieces and get the value and wear from your clothes. Also, if you have something nice, it's great to wear it as much as possible. 

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies wore in my favourite weeks-lace, animal print and 1 dress, 3 ways. Click the links in the captions, under the photos! They all have great looks.

What's your favourite post so far the 'Curves Around the World' series? Let me know in the comments.....

I hope you are all looking forward to Curves Around the World 2014! We have lots of interesting themes and posts planned! 

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Check out the other ladies in this blog series. We are all from different countries and all have different styles and takes on each weeks theme so go check them out to see what they came up with! (Please note, we post every Wednesday but we all live in different time zones so if the posts aren't up yet, please check back later!)

Jennifer (Germany). http://dressingthesecurves.blogspot.de/  
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Blog Series - Curves around the World - Curvy Plus size Outfits - WEEK #29 JOGGING/TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS

Happy Wednesday Ladies. I hope you are all having a lovely week! The theme this week is 'sweat pants', which we call tracksuit or jogging bottoms/trousers here or as I call them trackie bums (short for tracksuit bottoms!). Pants in the UK are underwear.....'and sweats' is a very American term which we don't use here. So I'll use my preferred term of 'trackie bums' as let's be honest, it's the most fun! Anyway now we have the lingo down and clarified, let's move on!

So, trackie bums for me are only worn in 2 ways-chilling out at home or doing excercise (yep that does happen sometimes!) They are very comfortable and fit those purposes but for me, that's as far as it goes. To me, they are very casual and there isn't much to them. That being said, if you want to rock them in other ways, you go for it! So trackie bums are full length (sometimes cropped) and either straight or boot cut usually and those are the kind I have. I have a few in grey and black and they are very soft,stretchy medium thickness material. I wouldn't say they are the most flattering things in the world but if you opt for boot cut in a dark colour in a thick material they aren't too bad and let's be honest, they are functional rather than for fashion purposes.

As I said, I wear them for those 2 purposes and as chilling out at home doesn't have much style or finesse to it, I decided to show an outfit for exercise.
plus size / curvy outfit for casual wear and for gym and excercise

I like to keep it simple, flattering and functional when it comes to work out excercise wear. These trainers add some fun, colour and femininity. I'd obviously add a sports bra, sports socks, throw my hair up and out of the way and no make up.

Do you love these trainers as much as I do? Leave me a comment and let me know if you wear trackie bums for the same things I do!

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Now it's time for you check out the other ladies in this blog series. We are all from different countries and all have different styles and takes on each weeks theme so go check them out to see what they came up with! (Please note, we post every Wednesday but we all live in different time zones so if the posts aren't up yet, please check back later!)

Jennifer (Germany). http://dressingthesecurves.blogspot.de/  
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Blog Series - Curves around the World - Curvy Plus size Outfits - WEEK #28 1 DRESS 3 WAYS

One Dress 3 ways - plus size and curvy outfit ideas / black primark skater dress 
It's that time again and it seemed to come around very quickly this week! The theme this week is 'one dress, 3 ways'. It was actually one of the themes I put on the list. It's a little bit different. I alo think is important to be able to wear things different ways and have multiple options to change things up. It gives great value too as one piece can be used for different occasions and different styles.

For my dress I decided on simple and basic as I think this dress is something pretty much everyone has in their stash. A simple black dress, (in this case, a skater style). Mine is a cheap one from Primark and as you can see has some subtle stud detailing on the shoulders and 3/4 length sleeves. The material is thick and comfortable. The dress came with a black belt. 

LOOK 1 - CASUAL
plus size and curvy casual outfit of the day idea / black skater dress / primark
For the casual look, I ditched the belt, added a boyfriend style big oatmeal coloured cardigan, chocolate Emu boots, black leggings and a colourful scarf. I also added a long length heart necklace and hoop earrings (which you can't see!). I love wearing scarves like this as it draws the eye vertically and is very flattering and the necklace also mirrors this. I didn't do anything special to my hair, just as it comes after rough drying it and my make up is my normal.  I would add pink nail varnish to this look for some more fun and colour. 
LOOK 2 - WORK:
plus size and curvy smart work outfit idea / black jacket / primark black skater dress with waist belt
plus size and curvy smart work outfit idea / black George @ Asda blazer jacket / primark black skater dress / black ballet flats / tights
For this look, not that you can tell but I put on thick tights instead of leggings as they are smarter and changed to black bow detail ballet flats. I added a smart black blazer jacket and a mint green and gold bow detail belt for some colour. I also added small silver stud earrings and again my make up and hair are the same as usual. My nails aren't done here, but I would go for a nude colour to be work appropriate.

LOOK 3 - NIGHT OUT
curvy / plus size night out and evening outfit idea with black skater dress and leather studded jacket
make up and jewelry ideas outfit of the day with red lips, gold eyes and statement necklace / plus size and curvy 
Okay so I've sassed it up a little here. I put back on the belt, added a statement gold and leather detail necklace, gold dangley earrings, and added red lipstick, more bronzer and more eye make up -gold shadows, black eyeliner and lashings of mascara (it's not toally clear but trust me, it's there but hard to capture clearly in a photo with the lighting). I also added a faux leather jacket with gold stud detail which ties in with the necklace being gold and leather.

I would add to this look by doing my nails red, and doing more with my hair by curling it but  I didn't have time! I would also have worn either black heels or black ankle boots but due to my ankle I can't wear either of these (boo!) but you can use your imagination for that. Those final things of the nails, hair and shoes would really top this outfit off.

Versatile outfit options for plus size and curvy /work  / casual / night out / primark dress
I kept the outfits pretty simple to make sure you can re create these looks with things you have in your wardrobes and get some easy to do ideas. All 3 looks are things I would and do wear and I really like them. I love versatile pieces and think it's important to be able to wear things casually and on smarter occasions. Basics like this dress are fab at being easy to change up and you definitely get more wear and value from them. They are great to add/take away layers for different seasons too. I hate having nice things that sit there in your wardrobe and you can only wear on certain occasions or at certain times of the year. It feels like a waste of a nice piece and a waste of money.

So, what do you think of my looks and do you like to have versatile options in your wardrobes? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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Now it's time for you check out the other ladies in this blog series. We are all from different countries and all have different styles and takes on each weeks theme so go check them out to see what they came up with! (Please note, we post every Wednesday but we all live in different time zones so if the posts aren't up yet, please check back later!)

Jennifer (Germany). http://dressingthesecurves.blogspot.de/  (a lovely newbie to our group so please check out her blog! She's gorgeous and I'm sure you will love her blog)
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