First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a wonderful night! I certainly did. Secondly, this post may be considered NOT SAFE FOR WORK, as I am just wearing a bra as a top in a few pictures. Just thought i’d warn you!
I ducked into Myer Chadstone on Wednesday to see what stock they had and if they had any awesome sale scores. I often find Myer hit or miss with clothing, but I know at least the Chadstone store offers a good variety of Plus Size Brands. As usual it’s just seeing if there is any stock that I personally like, and in a size that fits. As it was sale time, sizing was a bit more limited and clothing really was all over the place.
I feel SUPER HARD for this Estelle dress. I’m not usually a fan of deep green, but this dress was seriously HEAVEN! The detail on the neckpiece was gorgeous and I loved the back clousure. It had a matching thin tie that you could tie around your waist to give you definition if you wanted. I tried on the 18 in this and it was still roomy where it was fitted under the arms.
FIND IT – Estelle Helsinki Dress
PRICE – was $189.00 now $132.30
BOUGHT? - Nope, it sadly wasn’t in my budget, but if I had the money, I would have bought it.
This skirt was another Estelle number. The shimmer in the material was what caught my eye, and guess what, IT HAS POCKETS! I tried this on in the size 18 and it fit pretty snug around my waist, I probably would have tried on a size up if I could, but the zipper and button closure closed without problem.
FIND IT – Doesn’t seem to be online, sorry! Check out your local Myer.
PRICE – I don’t know the original price, but it was down to $50
BOUGHT? - Nope.
When I spotted this skirt on the rack, I thought maybe someone had put a straight sized item in the wrong section. But when I picked it up, I was super excited to see it was a Piper Woman! I scrambled through the sized and tried on the size 20. This skirt is amazing, the cut is different, the colours are vibrant and fun. Plus, it’s super comfy!!
FIND IT – Piper Woman Citrus Print Skirt
PRICE – was $99.95 now $49
BOUGHT? - YES! I couldn’t resist! Watch out for and outfit post soon!
I was super excited to see some 17 Sundays stock in store! I LOVE 17 Sundays so much. They didn’t have to many mid range sizes on the racks, I think due to the sales, but as I was heading into the change rooms, they have THE JACKET and the pants I’ve been lusting over on the ‘return to floor’ racks. I was hoping that the Varsity Tee & LA Afterglow Tee would be in store as they are high on my WANTlist, but they must have been snapped up in the sale.
THE JACKET - Oh man, it feels like I’ve had heart eyes for this thing for YEARS. I’ve seen it on so many of my blogging buddies, and it looks good on everyone. How does a jacket do that? Anyway, this was the first time I got to try one on, and to be honest, I almost got teary having to take it off. (Yep, i’m a weirdo!) This was a size 20.
FIND IT – 17 Sundays Take Me Away Jacket
PRICE – $159
BOUGHT? - Sadly no, but it’s on my *I must own this* list!
JEANS – I have a love/hate affair with any kind of pants. Being an apple shape, I find it hard to find pants that fit and look good on me. I desperatly wanted these to suit me, but I think I’m too short for them. Boo! They are super comfy and I love the drawstring eleasticated waist, and I loved the distressing/shredding. Whhhy can’t I find a pair of pants that I like!? I tried these on in the 20.
FIND IT – 17 Sundays Slouch Denim – Not online, check out your local Myer.
PRICE – *I THINK* they were $180ish?
BOUGHT? - Nope.
There was so many amazing things at Curvy Couture Roadshow, I honestly felt a little overwhelmed. The fact that i’m super broke (& failing at saving) didn’t help the fact either. There was at least one thing I could have happily walked away with from every designer, but I thought i’d share my absolute favourites with you. Above, is the most amazing dress from Marji & Jean, and if it had been in my size, it would have come home with me. Sadly, it was a size 18. PINK WATERMELONS!
17 Sundays! I’ve been lusting after these items for awhile, but seeing them in person made me want them even more. I have a 17 Sundays top from a previous collection, and it’s SO soft and comfortable. I was happy to see that the new Afterglow tee’s are the same.
LEFT – Harlow gave us a look at some of the new pieces in person! The Endless Love Cardicoat took my breath away! With a move to Melbourne in my future, I’m thinking it might be one of those pieces I’ll need to add to my wardrobe! It’s set to be available in May, and is $249.00. I also love the Rapture faux wrap skirt (Available April at $139) and the Cross my Heart blouse (Available May at $139.00)
RIGHT - Another coat! Yes, I know! But look at it! Seeing it in person, seeing the way it moves and sways, swirls, well, it was love! It is the Iceni Coat by Bombshell Vintage. It’s $225 & made to order, so it takes a little time. For an extra $25, they will make to measure. You can also choose a custom colour, I’m LOVING the pale pink!
If i’m being honest, I want nearly everything from Misty Belvideres Mermadia collection. Above are my two favourites, the transparent darkness dress and the Mermadian dress. I also really love some of the more simple items in the collection, like the Euxine Shrug (for those days when I want to hide my arms, I’ve come along way in my body confidence, but I still have so insecure days.) and the Molyneaux Tank, both under $50.
Annnd that wraps up my posts from Curvy Couture Roadshow. I had such an amazing time and I’ve got my fingers & toes crossed that more events like this happen in Australia.
I didn’t take too many random snaps during the day, trying to save camera battery, but I did take a few. So i’ve decided to round them all up into this post. Above was the gorgoues print selection on dresses by Marji & Jean.
Ashley is super adorable eatting her fairy floss! It matched her outfit perfectly. It was the first time I got to meet Ashley, as well as Liv. It’s nice to get to meet people that you know from online. I still need to work on not being so shy, but I think I did okay!
Ahhh, behind the scenes of Outfit photos!! I always find it interesting to watch other people get their outfit photos taken. Suger and Liv both seem so natural in front of the camera. I take most of my outfit photos by myself, so I always feel so awkward when I have someone else taking the photos for me!
More Ashley and I!
I’ve been lusting after this 17 Sundays jacket for what seems like over a year now, and finally seeing it (& feeling it) in person has made me want it even more!
I am SUPER in love with Gemma Flacks artwork for the event. The Silvana Tedesco display was so gorgeous! I’ve always thought if I was to get married, I’d have a non traditional coloured dress, but seeing these couture pieces in person had me wanting a beautiful flowing ivory gown.
More 17 Sundays awesomeness!
I also met Hayley Hasselhoff. She was so gosh darn beautiful in person and very nice! Sadly, my photo turned out blurry! I blame her total babeness, my camera just couldn’t handle it!
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