If you’re a follower of Closet Confessions, you’ll know I’m not much of a dress or skirt girl. I like the freedom of wearing a pair of trousers or jeans and the effort associated with wearing a skirt or dress just irks me. I want to sit how I want and move how I want. But dresses always catch my eye. I love the feel and the ideas behind them, and they always end up coming home with me, but I can’t justify wearing them constantly. I’m trying to change this. I honestly am! When I saw this dress on The Iconic, I knew I wanted it on my body. It was simple and it looked easy to manipulate into different looks. I like the elastic waist and the lace detail. I liked the length and I was willing to give it a go.
The Fit n Flare dress by Wonderlust has a silky, soft touch on the skin. The lace doesn’t irritate my (sensitive) skin and after a day of wear still looks as it was when I pulled it on (minus a few wrinkles). The lace has a cap sleeve effect and feels really soft against the tops of my arms. At first I am worried the elastic around the waist would irritate or dig into me, but it is stretchy and comfortable for a full day of wear. The only downside I find is the sheer lace has no where for you to hide your bra straps, so instead I just wear a black bra and my hair down. The rayon and nylon fabric makes the skirt of the dress move with my body and the sizing is generous. I am wearing the Fit n Flare dress in a size 20 and I should have gone down a size. The Fit n Flare dress is available from The Iconic and retails for $89.00. You can purchase it here. Fit n Flare Dress – Wonderlust via The Iconic – Size 20 – $89.00 – Gifted
White stockings – We Love Colors
Black studded mary janes – Peeptoe Heels – Size 40
Satin and netting hairbow – Diva
Triple Strand Costume Jewel Pearls – Vintage
A special thanks to the team at The Iconic for sending me these wonderful pieces to share with Closet Confessions. All views expressed are my own. I was not paid to write this blog post, but was provided with 3 items of clothing from the new Wonderlust for The Iconic range.
Posted by Caitlin on May 22, 2013
I haven’t had a chance to shoot new pictures of this amazing jacket, but I just had to share it with you. This vintage find came home with me from Melbourne when I attended the Bombshell Vintage First Birthday Party at the Lu Wow. I had an amazing time and drank a few too many cocktails that night (shhhh) so in a hungover haze I crossed a few blocks to the Lost and Found Market in Collingwood where Bombshell Vintage has a stall. I spent a long while looking through the glorious vintage pieces until this beautiful, vivid and certainly Over The Top piece caught my eye. It was love at first sight and I knew it had to come home with me.
I wore this look to the Aussie Curves Sydney Meetup and it was a hit. It certainly got alot of looks!
Vintage Red and Gold Cape Jacket – Vintage via Bombshell Vintage
Chain and Baroque print dress – Crossroads
Oxblood tights – We Love Colors
Belt – ASOS CURVE
Leopard Print Heels – Jessica Simpson via HauteLook – gifted 2012
Posted by Caitlin on May 18, 2013
One of my favourite brands is 17 Sundays, an Australian label from Melbourne. The girls create such easy to wear pieces in great fabrics, and they last forever. Not only because of the quality, but because the styles are classic and a bit quirky and fun. It’s easy to take a piece from the brand and reinvent it in multiple ways (I know I have!). I wanted to show you one of their new releases, the Cash It Print Dress. I have been wearing it constantly to work over leggings and out to dinner. It’s just so easy to wear, its comfortable and the print just works with my style. I love the bright colours and simple shape of a shirt dress. I’m wearing it here in a 16.
I wore it here on a cruise around Sydney Harbour when I had a gorgeous lady staying at my house from Sweden. I had my boyfriend Jake take a few pictures of it to show you how it looks! It was quite windy on the boat, and I was prepared with a pair of little bike shorts underneath so I wouldn’t catch anyone off guard! I had planned to wear heels but going on a boat and in heels, I knew it wouldn’t be a good match and kept it safe with heels. The deep pockets are perfect for me as a trainee school teacher and by the end of the day, I have pens, paint brushes and keys all through them. Perfect for anyone on the go!
Cash It Print Dress Dress - 17 Sundays – $169.99 – Size 16
Red Belt – from another dress
Black loafers – Hush Puppies
Earrings – Diva
Posted by Caitlin on May 11, 2013
The gorgeous Kerry from new Aussie brand Harlow recently sent me a goody bag of new products that really lifted my day. They arrived when I was in the middle of a bloated, miserable day after school/work and what I found inside was a joyful bunch of lace and metallic velvet. I ran home and slipped on the skirt and it felt fabulous. I took this look out for coffee afterward (buttons done up of course!) and recieved lots of compliments on my new skirt! I’ll be honest and say I’m not much of a pencil skirt girl and I feel much more at home in floaty skirt or even better, a pairof pants. But I do like a party skirt and this one will be my go too piece from now on. It has’t been released yet, but keep your eyes peeled over at the Harlow website for this stunner!
On a sad note, these gorgeous heels from Big Shoe Zam are too big for me. I normally wear a 10 but these fit me like an 11; so sad because monochrome is my dream combination for clothes and these pumps just remind me of gangster fashion, with these black leather buttons. I’ve been bulking them up with socks and pulling off a 90s Bradshaw style with them at home.
Blouse – Conway NY (purchased last year) Size 3XL
Skirt – Harlow Australia – Not Yet Released – Size 18
Shoes – Big Shoe Zam – Size 10
Bra – City Chic
Belt – ASOS CURVE
Necklace – Diva
Posted by Caitlin on May 9, 2013