Aussie Curves Everyday Style

Aussie Curves

This week’s Aussie Curves challenge is ‘Every Day Style’ and for me this means it needs to be fast, simple and easy. I don’t spend much time on getting ready and I don’t even own an iron or use a clothes dryer. It’s either using the drying rack or on hangers over my bathtub. My entire wardrobe is literally wash and wear.

Aussie Curves Everyday style

This shift dress is pretty typical of my every day style. All I need to do is throw it on and add a belt. If I don’t want to put on chub rub between my thighs and go bare legged I can just throw on a pair of leggings. Pretty much all my every day style dresses and skirts can be teamed with a pair of black Capri leggings.

Aussie Curves Everyday Style

As a plus size pear shape I tend to add a belt under the bust to give me a more defined shape and also the short dress

Belt: Autograph Fashion

Dress: London Times Cap Sleeve Printed Shift Dress (Size 22) Gwennie Bee

Shoes: Target

Sunglasses: Cancer Council



AUSSIE CURVES CHALLENGE DENIM

Aussie Curves

It’s been a long while between drinks for me and the Aussie Curves photo challenge. I’m back on the big girl bandwagon and representing the Aussie plus size bloggers in Hollywood. Feel free to catch up on my previous Aussie Curves challenges.

This week’s theme is Denim so I’ve chosen one of my personal wardrobe staples: my short sleeve denim jacket. I’m a big fan of  combining  it with a maxi dresses, mini skirts, pencil skirts, long skirts, and short dresses. I don’t wear pants much these days so its pretty much free range with the denim combos!  Here’s what I wore to work in the penthouse today.

AUSSIE CURVES DENIM

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When I was younger I could never find a denim jacket in my size and am so happy that there are cute ones in plus sizes these days. I’m 5″3′ so always have problem with jacket sleeves being way too long  so a short sleeve option is a really nice to have on hand and means I can wear it across seasons. It also looks pretty good with scarves to add some colour.

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I love the black and white maxi dress from NY Collection but I can’t help but notice how the design reminds me of Aussie rules footy team Carlton’s logo! I’m a fan of the boys in blue so I’m happy with the dress. These are my new favorite flats at the moment with a bit of bling and I’ve been wearing them with a lot of looks lately.

Aussie Curves Denim

P.S If you have a nice big booty these short sleeve denim jackets are great because they are short and cut just above the butt.  made sure my colleague got a shot for you while I was spying on the cute guy running on the treadmill across from our balcony! I’ll be going to hand him a bottle of water if I see him again tomorrow and angling for a 50 Fat Date with him.

Aussie Curves Denim

There you have it my first Aussie Curves challenge in a while. Here’s what I wore:

Jacket: XRD Denim size 20 from Crossroads (I also have the long sleeve version.) Less than $20

Dress: NY Collection Graphic Print Maxi Dress size 3x

Shoes: Madeline Stuart from Ross $13

Makeup: None (bare faced)

Jewellery: Personal Collection

If you want to check out some of my previous outfits click here: Aussie Curves.

CITY CHIC OPENS FIRST U.S. STORE

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!! Oi, Oi, Oi. As an Australian I’m super excited that City Chic has finally opened a bricks and mortar store in the USA! So far we’ve had our fix in-store at Nordstrom and citychiconline.com now we have the Culver City Westfield store. Its just the first of six to open in California with Brea, Glendale, Northridge, Riverside and San Diego set to open in August and September. Here’s the US store list so you can keep up-to-date on when new ones are added (it would be great to see them open all across America!

To celebrate the opening if you’re in the USA and CANADA you can get 25% off at citychiconline.com as well as the shiny new store in Culver City!

City Chic Store Front

Here’s a few pics of the store preview. It was so much fun with champagne and canapes. I had my hair and makeup done and a good chat with the Aussie City Chic crew (and one Brit) who flew over for the opening. Of course I couldn’t resist trying on a few items to show you what us Aussies have brought in the way of plus size fashion.

Kelly Glover City Chic

Got Boobs? Me too! How about City Chic sexy bras? I loved the sizing on these as they run similar to dress sizes so I happily tried on a 22C. I get confused with the US sizing so this is much easier for me to figure out. There’s also sexy matching undies.

CIty Chic LA bras

Here is my favorite thing in the store that I’ve never seen anywhere else. The change room hooks make it easy to sort your clothes as you try them on just sort your close according to leave, like and love. I think we all think in these three categories when we are in the midst of piles of clothes in the change room. All stores should adopt this system. I love it!

Like Leave Love

Now for the clothes. This floor length evening gown went straight to the ‘love’ hook. Classic with a touch of bling and stretchy at the back. See the orange chair and pink mirror? I’m telling you the change rooms are so much fun!

Floor length evening gown

This next one was my outright favorite so I couldn’t resist a quick change room selfie.  This is actually a dress! I never thought I could pull off this look but thought I’d give it a go.  Boom! It fit and looked great!

This one is XL (size 22) and the gold sequin fabric is to die for. The front and back fabric are separate overlays with gold sequin trim. In the side pic you can see my hand behind the fabric. I felt like a hot rock chick in this outfit. Amazing.

Gold selfieGold leg  Gold side

Now time for the floral. This one is beautiful, don’t mind the hanging strap on the right lol. The fabric is lovely and there is tulle underneath so of course I had to take it for a spin (literally) who could resits a quick twirl in the City Chic change room. Again this is XL (size 22.)

Full length floral Floral

It was great to see fellow Aussies Carley and Sylvana from the City Chic team! They flew in from Australia to oversee the opening of the six new stores. Turns out Carley grew up less than a mile/kilometer from me (Small world.)

Aussies

If you liked these looks check them out in-store at Culver City or go to citychiconline.com and get your amazing 25% off.

 

KIYONNA PLUS SIZE WRAP DRESS

This outfit of the day  is seriously my new lover I got it to wear on one of my 50 Fat Dates and can’t wait to take it for a spin. Over the years I’ve tried on plenty of plus size wrap dresses and none have ever fit properly so I pretty much gave up. Then I saw this one which is cut under the bust (which I know works for a plus size pear) so I was shocked and excited when I saw it on and it looked good and fitted well.  I  LOVE this dress and feel great wearing it. FYI its Kiyonna size 3.   Official name: Faux Wrap Dress in Black and Leopard. I tried another Kiyonna size 3 recently that was too big but this is perfect.

Not only is a wrap dress missing from my wardrobe (I’m never letting this go) but I also don’t have any leopard print so I was really liking the combination. I didn’t feel as though it needed accessories as the dress speaks for itself.

Kiyonna Plus Size Wrap DressPlus Size Wrap Dress back

It looks great with red lipstick, handbag and you could wear red heels to make it look a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I know a lot of women wear shape wear but I wore this with regular underwear and you can see the back looks smooth (its in two layers.) Here is a pic of where it ties. There’s a loop so it will stay in the right spot. I did the knot loose but you could bring it in more if you wanted to feel snug.

Plus Size Wrap Dress SidePlus size wrap Dress front

The only negative: The dress is heavy so not the ideal for travel but a YES as a wardrobe staple wardrobe.

Shop The Look

Kiyonna Harlow Faux Wrap Dress in Purple

Plus Size Wrap Dress Purplekiyonna plus size wrap dress

 

 

 

PLUS SIZE SHIFT DRESS #OOTD

Plus Size Shift Dress

This is my favorite outfit of the week! I usually only wear dresses that are cut under the bust (because I’m a pear shape) however, I thought I’d try this plus size shift dress.  I love it! Its London Times Cap Sleeve Geo Print Shift Dress, size 22.

London Times Cap Sleeve Geo Print Shift DressKelly Glover Plus size shift dress 1

I also added a stretchy belt from Autograph Fashion to give me more shape (where my dresses are usaually cut) and I think it goes really well with the black trim on the neck, hem and stripe down the side. Also I didn’t need a necklace when I added the belt so it took me 5 minutes to get ready and out the door.

Kelly Glover Plus Size Shift Dress 3

Since I get chub rub pretty much no matter what season, I like my dresses to look good with bare legs or leggings so I did a test run with both options. Turns out a Plus Size Shift Dress  looks good both ways. I also like the triple panel design but if you’re after some other designs in the same style check out the pics below.

Shop the Look: Here’s some more plus size shift dress designs from London Times

Geo Print Shift Dress                                                                       Zig Zag Shift Dress 

London Times Woman Geo-Print Shift DressLondon Times Woman Zigzag Shift Dress

Thanks to Tamara for taking these pics!