Melbourne Fashion Week Plus – Outfit of the launch Party!

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Launch Party OOTD for MFW+ (ft River Island)

Slowly making my way through all of the photos taken over the last weekend at Melbourne Fashion Week Plus. Nearly 2000 files. I had such an amazing time, the shows were great and there were some really stand out designers and clothing. The past few days have been pretty full on with hardly any sleep and I admit, I’ve drunk more in the past week then I do in a year. It was the most fun I’ve had in a while, and I’m missing the QLD crew already!

Launch Party OOTD for MFW+ (ft River Island)

So this outfit is actually a little out of my comfort zone, but hey, that’s what fashion is about at times! Trying new things. I don’t wear pants often, and if I do, they tend to be leggings or something stretchy, these pants have zero stretch and are quite fitted.

Launch Party OOTD for MFW+ (ft River Island)
Launch Party OOTD for MFW+ (ft River Island)

I actually got quite a few compliments on the outfit, and I think I was probably one of the most comfortable people at the party! I wasn’t quite happy with my choice of shoes, but I couldn’t figure out a pair that were comfortable, as my foot was hurting that day. It’s been 8 months since I fractured my foot and it still has it’s moments when it’s painful.

Launch Party OOTD for MFW+ (ft River Island)

Vest – c/o River Island || Pants – c/o River Island || Shirt – ASOS
Bag – ReStyle || Shoes – Betts || Necklace – Old, I don’t remember where from.

Launch Party OOTD for MFW+

What outfit would be out of your comfort zone?

Outfit of the first #mfwplus panel

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My outfit for the first #mfwplus panel.

Last night marked the first even of Melbourne Fashion Week Plus. It was a panel entitled “Feminism, Fashion & Fat Bodies” and was such an empowering & fun night. I took notes (by hand, which cramped, ow!) and will be doing a post about it soon. Firstly, I just wanted to show off what I wore.

Make up from my outfit for the first #mfwplus panel.

Makeup! Earlier in the day, I went out with my friend Anne to Mecca Maxima. Anne had her make up done and it really inspired me to go all out. You can read all about Anne’s experience on her blog HERE. I used a whole lot of products if you want to know any, just ask!

Details of my outfit for the first #mfwplus panel.

My outfit got a lot of attention, between to the oohs of the skirt to the ahs of people rubbing my cardigan. It was all about textures for this outfit. Now, a lot of this outfit is straight sizing, which I guess may be weird of me to wear considering part of the panel was about fat fashion, but one thing I try to remind people is, don’t look at the size tag. Some items fit you even if they are a straight size. Try things on! I do know I’m privileged that I am a mid range fat and can fit into more sizing options, but don’t let numbers fool you.

My outfit for the first #mfwplus panel.

Top – Big W (size 3xl) || Skirt – Monki via ASOS (size L ) || Cardigan – Mika & Gala  (size 12)
Shoes – ASOS || Belt – ASOS Curve || Bag – Kmart || Pom Pom – Sportsgirl
Earrings – Vintage || Glasses – Versace MOD 3150-B.

My outfit for the first #mfwplus panel.

So, a few things about this outfit. The top is from Big W! I’ve bought up a few of their tees lately (Finding Nemo & Trolls) because they’ve been releasing them up to a size 3xl! This Barbie top is actually a crop! Yes! A Barbie crop top that goes up to a 3xl. THANK YOU BIG W!

Details of my outfit for the first #mfwplus panel.

The cardigan, jacket, thing, was a spur of the moment buy, again, years ago. It was in one of those random tiny stores tucked between bigger stores at a shopping centre. I was with my sister, and the store had so many different brands, all in tiny sizes. I, of course, was drawn to the pink furry garment, it was so soft and stretchy, the largest size was a size 12! I tried it on anyway, and whilst it doesn’t zip up properly, I’m happy to wear it open. It was on sale for like $10 too.

Details of my outfit for the first #mfwplus panel.

The skirt I bought agggges ago online at ASOS (you can see me wear it HERE in 2014). It’s by Monki, who have recently been getting more attention from Plus size bloggers due to a lot of their garments being oversized. I loved this skirt so much I decided to order it and just try it out. This is the L, and as you can see, fits me fine!

The QLD bloggers and I after the first #mfwplus panel.

Me, with the Queensland crew! Suger Coat It, Wait Until Sunset & Madame Rouge.
Thanks to Liv for the outfit shots!

Details of my makeup for the first #mfwplus panel.

Do you have any clothing that isn’t your ‘normal’ size?

In the dressing room – City Chic & Peter Alexander

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In the dressing room at City Chic and Peter Alexander

The other day, I posted on facebook admiring this top (& a skirt that I couldn’t find instore). Something a little different for City Chic and quite fashion forward. I decided whilst I was near a store today to go in and try it on. I often find CC sizing all over the shop, so picked this up in a L to try.

In the Dressing Room at City Chic trying on the 007 Shirt

Top – City Chic – $119.95 – Tried on in a size L (Probably could go a M)

In the Dressing Room at City Chic trying on the 007 Shirt

It has pros and a con for me. Mostly pros. Firstly,  I probably could have sized down. The shirt is really fitted with the bandeau being slightly stretchy. The bandeau is totally removable, which means you can wear this 3 ways (1. Shirt. 2. Bandeau. 3. Shirt + Bandeau). I also loved the hard wear details. The con is, it will have to be ironed and I don’t iron.

In the Dressing Room at Peter Alexander trying on stuff from the P.A. Plus range. Cats and Dogs.

Next up, was Peter Alexander. I’ve always admired their range of pyjamas and lusted over many things. They always have such great collections. A few months ago, they released a new Plus Size range! YAY! Sadly, a lot of the licensed collections (Disney, Muppets, SpongeBob etc) aren’t included in the PS range, but they have just released a super cute Cat & Dog collection.

In the Dressing Room at Peter Alexander trying on stuff from the P.A. Plus range. Cats and Dogs.

Cat Tee – Size 1 || Dog Pants – Size 2

Seeing as I’d never tried them on before, I wanted to check out the sizing. The 1+ is described as size 16-18, the 2+ as 20-22 and the 3+ as 24-26. As sizing goes, I think it’s pretty right. I am smaller on top than bottoms and found the sizing I chose comfy. The pants are slightly oversized on me (like I like pyjama pants) and have a drawstring waist. I could happily wear these lower on my hips, but pulled them up a bit to show that they are quite high waisted.

In the Dressing Room at Peter Alexander trying on stuff from the P.A. Plus range. Cats and Dogs.

Be sure to check out the fill P.A Plus range HERE as they have even more cute Cat & Dog designs!

So here’s the question, would you choose Dogs or Cats!?