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Outfit – City Chic Dolce Rose Perfection.

I find dressing for weddings a bit crazy, I overthink everything. While I know many of the ‘rules’ don’t really matter these days, I still find myself sticking to them. This past weekend my cousin got married and I had been on the hunt for the perfect dress. I decided to push my comfort zone and self-imposed wedding fashion rules & went all out in this stunning City Chic dress.

Outfit - City Chic Dolce Rose

Normally, I wouldn’t wear so much black to a wedding, but paired with the red and the stunning rose embroidery, this dress just called out LOVE to me. That’s what Weddings are really about, aren’t they? Love. The dress is rather ‘sexy’ but pairing it down with a cardigan and flats made it a bit more modest. I certainly still felt like a million dollars!

Outfit - City Chic Dolce Rose

I was slightly worried about how it would fit as I couldn’t get into a store to try it on, but thankfully, it fit like a dream. The dress is a size Large and thanks to the boning in the dress, I didn’t need to wear a bra. It has NO stretch. This dress would fit someone with smaller breasts, I’m a large B/ small C but I still had some room. I can’t normally pull off strapless dresses, most plus size strapless dresses cater for larger busts, so they just fall down on me. This dress does come with removable straps you can use.

Outfit - City Chic Dolce Rose

The detail on the dress is stunning and I’m trying to think of ways I can wear it more often. The embroidery trend is really in fashion at the moment, but the dress itself is really timeless. I can see myself pulling it out years down the track and it still being a show stopper.

Weather in Wollongong was hot, humid and rainy, so I kept my make-up rather simple. I was going to go for a red lip, but decided to just go with a nude-pink shade.

Outfit - City Chic Dolce Rose

Dress – c/o City Chic – I’m wearing a size L

Outfit - City Chic Dolce Rose

Do you have any wedding fashion rules?

Outfit – What I wore to White Night Ballarat

Just a short post today. I didn’t really get any good outfit photos from White Night, but I thought I would share these couple of pictures I do have. I wanted to wear something comfortable and not too hot. I also knew that I would be doing a lot of walking, so I wore my Sonsee Anti-Chafe shorts. Chub rub is a bitch and I’ve tried a few things, but I find bike shorts the best. I’m really impressed with Sonsees shorts though, they are breathable, comfy and don’t roll.

I love this dress so much and I have no idea why I don’t wear it more. I was so sad when Domino Dollhouse closed, but I’m glad I have this dress. It always gets lots of compliments.

XL as Life OOTD - White Night

Dress – Domino Dollhouse || Shorts (worn underneath) – c/o Sonsee || Brooch – Baccurelli
Cardi – Very old, with no label || Boots – Betts

Do you like my wings?

In the dressing room! Crossroads edition.

It’s been a while since I’ve done an “in the dressing room” post. I’ve been in a bit of a fashion rut again and am unsure about my style. I go through these periods now and then where I question what I actually like, and what I feel is pushed upon me by designers/stores/advertising/what fat women should or shouldn’t wear etc.

In the dressing rooms - Crossroads

This is something that pushes me a little out of my comfort zone of what I normally wear, but OH MY GOSH, it was so comfortable, it felt like I was wearing pyjamas. First up, this top. THIS TOP. It is made out of the softest most beautiful material, it’s a little clingy, but I didn’t want to take it off. The back has a dip hem in a different material, but it was the front that I loved. I tried it on in a 20, and as you can see, it’s a super relaxed fit. The pants are a 20 as well, they have a fitted waist at the front but elastic at the front, which meant I could easily wear them high or on my hips. I’d have to have them taken up either way. I loved the speckled dot pattern and the roomy palazzo legs.

Swing Tee – $29.95 – Also in pink. Tried on in a size 20.
Palazzo Printed Pant – $49.95 – Tried on in a size 20.

In the dressing rooms - Crossroads

This dress is something a little different for me too, mainly the colouring. Sure, back in the day, all I ever wore was black and red, but these days, I don’t have much red in my wardrobe. The neck is what drew me to this dress, and whilst it is available in a solid black, I really did love the rose pattern. I also just loved the cut of the dress, the fake small tulip of the skirt/hem. This is the dress in a size 20, and it fit well. If you have bigger boobs, this would fit you better. I found it was a little gape-y under the arms and I probably could have got away with a size smaller.

Cut out shift dress – $49.95 – Also in plain black. Tried on in a size 20

What is your favourite thing I tried on?