CCR outfit

CCR outfit

I’m penning this on my way in to the Curvy Couture Roadshow in Melbourne on the train. I decided to go with my fave cowgirl boots from Dingo via Sheplers. I’ve paired these with the Aruna maxi skirt in jewel tones (green) and a pretty cami in a grey from swak designs and a denim jacket. I’m wearing a Sarah Coventry brooch as a necklace and carrying a vera bradley bag. I reckon I look ok 🙂
Hair and makeup is not as polished as I wanted but it will do.
Looking forward to a great day.

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Comfy Undies

I don’t know if it’s a middle age thing or just a difference in priorities but I’ve come to the decision that functionality is more important than looks in my underwear.

I had a time in my mid thirties where I spent up big on sexy undies and lingerie. Yep they were gorgeous, lace and satin, covered the curves beautifully. After an hour I was ready to rip them off. They where either scratching, pinching, riding up or falling down.

I’ve experimented with thongs but really why would I want to wear undies that give you a constant wedgie?

This year I discovered bonds cotton tails. My husband says they are the ugliest underwear he has ever seen and is embarrassed by them on the line.

Me, I’m proud of my comfy undies. Good underwear is the basis of any good outfit. There is nothing worse than constantly readjusting your nether regions, not a good look.

So next time you see large cotton undies on a clothes line know that there is a woman who is confident enough in herself to know undies don’t make you sexy but being comfortable in your skin does.

 

confidence and the curvy couture roadshow

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I’ve treated myself to a platinum ticket to the CCR. This is the first time a plus size fashion show has been included as part of Melbourne Fashion Festival and I’m really excited about going and discovering Australian Plus Size fashion. My dilemma now is what to wear!

Being a larger lady I’m always nervous about my outfits, part of my goal for this year is to wear what I like and I feel good in. This may not necessarily agree with other members of society (including my family) but too bad.

My original outfit plan was something relatively safe. One of my fav dresses (which I love so much I have in three colours) teamed with boots, a pleather jacket and a new clutch.

Now after reading the blogs from  Danimezza and ICurvy I think I’m going to go a bit crazy. I might even design an outfit around my fav pair of cowgirl boots or the gold gogo boots that I bought for a dress up but secretly love and haven’t been game to wear again. I’ll even bite the bullet and post some pics of my outfit. If ever there was an event to be fashion forward and daring this is it.

Whatever I decide to wear I know I’ll feel fantastic.

Can’t wait to see all the amazing clothes, and more importantly the gorgeous women wearing them.

The CCR is on Sunday 30th March 2013 12pm – 5pm at the Meat Market Pavilion North Melbourne. Tickets are still available if you want to come too or find out more about this wonderful event.