The time has come, Holiday Season! With many special occasions coming up in the next few months, Formals, Christmas Parties, Christmas, New Years Eve, it’s certainly the time to stock up on Cocktail Dresses! My first stop for any kind of Plus Size Dresses is ASOS, so I decided to go through and save you the hard work, by choosing my top dress picks!
While places like the US have Prom, we have Formals. You will be sure to turn heads in the striking red Chi Chi Plus Longsleeved Lace Bardot Midi Dress. Not a red wearer? How about the Lipstick Boutique Plus Sequin Plunge Maxi Dress? The mesh deep V at the front & knee high split make the perfect mix of elegant & sexy!
The Work Christmas Party is a time to shine. You want to still look somewhat professional, but it’s the perfect time to push the boundaries and add some flare. My picks would be the gorgeous ASOS CURVE Exclusive Dress With Origami Fold Detail. The structure of the dress is just phenomenal! Alternatively, go for this show stopping Forever Unique Plus Sweetheart Peplum Pencil Dress.
Dress the ASOS CURVE Exclusive Skater Dress With Tutu Skirt up or down! You can wear this in the morning to open presents, throw it back on after a swin in the afternoon, or add some heels and lipstick for dinner at your parents. It’s the perfect blank canvas. Though, nothing quite screams Christmas to me as much as RED VELVET! Get right into that Holiday spirit and channel Mrs Claus in this Pink Clove Velvet Bardot Skater Dress!
Time to party! This amazing Truly You Sequin Tshirt Dress is nothing short of amazing! You will sparkle nearly as much as the fireworks. The Little Mistress Wrap Front Dress is a great runner up though, you can’t go wrong in a glossy LBD, not to mention that wrap dresses tend to be super flattering (not that that REALLY matters, wear what YOU want!)
Next month marks a whole year since Mr Frodo passed away. A whole year! It’s hard to believe. I miss him everyday. This is also the longest time I’ve ever gone without having a dog. It’s been a bit of a learning experience! I’ve finally at a place where I could accept another dog in my life, but sadly, it’s not really an option as I’m renting. I’m hoping a little down the track if we get on well with our landlords it may be something that will happen. In the meantime, I’m just finding love from any dog I find!
On Saturday, I ventured off into unknown areas (to me) of Melbourne, to go to a dog show of my ‘dream dog breed’. First up though, the outfit. I knew it was going to be a bit of a trek, a bus, then train, and taxi to a Scout Camp in Harkaway. I wanted something comfy. I’m SUPER fussy when it comes to tees, I’m not a tees & jeans kind of girl, but I am LOVING this Hope & Harvest tee. It has a great neckline, it’s a good length and its comfy. Tick. Tick. Tick. Oh, it’s also a Melbourne brand! I paired it with pants, cardi and sneakers for maximum comfort.
This, my lovely readers, are some gorgeous examples of an Anatolian Shepherd! The dog on the top of my list of what I want. I know, I know, you may be thinking “WTF!? Mr Frodo was super tiny and now you want a miniture horse!?”. Uh, yep! I’ve ALWAYS loved big dogs, up until the last year my dream dogs were a Great Dane or Saint Bernard, but I also knew that they had their downfalls (breed standards mean a lot of health issues, and both dogs tend to be super slobber monsters)
This is Bear and I fell in love with him. He was a rescue and just the sweetest lovable giant. Though he likes to lean on you and wowza, he’s strong! Anatolians are still quite ‘new’ to Australia, they don’t have a HUGE population here. They are a livestock guardian dog, originating in Turkey.
They are a breed i’ve been researching for a year now, and getting the chance to attend a day that was just all about this breed was AMAZING. I was in love with the breed before even meeting them, just from reading about them and interacting with owners of the breed, but to meet and see them in person, well, I’m 100% certain that this is a breed I would love to share my life with (eventually!).
I had such a wonderful day, and it was totally worth the 3 hour public transport trip!! I took a few more photos on the day, if you want to check them out, you can see them HERE.
I also want to say, while I do love specific dog breeds, I love ALL dogs in general. I am a dog person. None of my previous dogs have ever been bought due to what breed they were, it was just the feeling they gave me. I fully believe in adopting rescue dogs, and given the chance, I would. My parents have rescue dogs, Tonka is a rescue cat. However, the chance of a rescue Anatolian is slim. I have done mega research on breeders here in Australia, and the breeder I’m hoping to go with is nothing short of amazing to her dogs.
Today my friend & I checked out the Mind, Body & Spirit festival. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I jumped at the chance to spend time with my friend. I wasn’t sure what to wear. I’ve been slowing unpacking and trying to figure out a way to store all my clothes, as teeny doesn’t even begin to describe how small my wardrobe space is, SEE! Thankfully, this dress was delivered yesterday & I decided to take it out for a spin!
This is one of those dresses that I loved from the moment it went up on ASOS. I’ve been trying really hard not to buy anything that wasn’t essential, but watching this dress sell out in pretty much all sizes, including my own, well, it made me a bit sad. I hope i’m not the only one that happens too! So, with a 20% off coupon in my inbox, and the dress popping up in the size smaller then I normally go, I jumped on it.
The colours are sooo pretty! And as you probably know, I love ANYTHING with any kind of animal print. ASOS have some fantastic bird prints in at the moment. The size 20 fits fine, but I think it would stretch out too much over the boobs if I had a bigger bust. I am thankful I own a comfy strapless bra!
So what did I get up to at the Mind, Body & Spirit festival? I wandered around, baulked over the price of having an kind of fortune told ($45!) and found some awesome things! Oh, I also had a delicious vegetarian mushroom burger for lunch! YUM!
The candles from Livinia are AMAZING! Yes, we smelt them all! I bought the melt burner with 3 of my favourite smells, Black Raspberry & Vanilla, Passionfruit & Papaya, as well as White Tea & Berries. I tried SO MANY different teas from Tea Tonic! I could have easily came home with 4 different flavours, but I stuck with the Berry Green Tea. I’m tempted to order some Apple Tree Tea though! Last but not least, Pana Chocolate! I was actually only checking out there website last week (They had a Raw Degustation event that sounded wonderful), so I was super excited to see them and sample the goods in person. The sour cherry & vanilla flavour is TO DIE FOR!
Tonka approves! Well, actually, he just loved the cute little sample I got from Younique!
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