Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. — Marilyn Munroe
“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.”
― Anne Brontë
Here it is. My first post for the year that includes my body and all of it.
I’ve been run off my feet this past 12 months and my blog has suffered. It was never an intentional hiatus but this year I am making a conscious effort to get back into sharing my style and what makes me ‘tick’ again. Today I wore this beautiful ensemble (sans heels) for a day of running errands and some light thrifting. Jacob and I are heading up the coast this Friday for 2 weeks and in my suitcase I am taking some outfits I want to share on the blog. We’ll find some nice backdrops to share those with you guys because I am going to try my hardest to share my favourite looks.
I also feel like I should mention here that my body is changing and I am happy with how I am at this point in time.
My weight is fluctuating but I am getting back into a healthy routine and I am inspired by my beautiful friends (such as Nicola of the former blog Too Many Cupcakes) and my plans to be married next year so the extra 5-10kg (who’s counting?) I put on after my big loss will be gone before I know it. Not that my health and my size should matter to you. And if it does…buzz off!
Since the beginning of the year I have been working at plus size store City Chic, an Australian store that caters to sizes 14-22. At first I didn’t want to let everyone know this because there can be lines of opinions that are crossed when one writes and also works, and so I have not written about the clothing I wear at work every day. But when this dress came into work I knew I had to share it. Every inch of it is perfectly me: the fit, the colour, the print and the details are dreamy and I have been loving it so much so that I wanted to share it with you all.
I am wearing the Miss Sweet Dress in a size XS and find the fit to be firm and smooth with the stretch back panel.
It fits my waist and flares over my tummy and the pockets are the perfect place to stash your goodies on a busy day. I know it is going to be a firm favourite of mine and I adore it!
A few weeks ago, I took a weekend off and Jacob and I had a long weekend up in Newcastle.
It was my first time to the area, so I really enjoyed playing tourist for awhile, shopping up a storm (more on that in another blog post!) and hanging out at pinup events.
The weekend was the perfect excuse to wear some beautiful dresses and take a few shots to share with you. This dress is one I have been in love with since the beginning of my journey into retro. Her name is Heidi and she’s a Pinup Couture design. The Heidi is one of the most popular dresses I have ever seen & for good reason: the cut is gorgeous, the fabric selections are amazing and who can deny such a flattering cut on any body shape? My first Heidi was naturally going to be leopard print. I have a small obsession with this print. Well, anything leopard actually. It was love at first sight and I bought it straight away.