Finally sharing my last outfit from Melbourne Fashion Week Plus! I know, it’s been a while, but I wanted to showcase everything I wore. I really love having an excuse to dress up and go out, as I live a pretty boring life generally (if you hadn’t noticed). While I do enjoy fashion and wearing fun clothes, these events I love just pushing my comfort zone and wearing things I might not wear to do the grocery shopping.
This was probably the outfit I felt least confident in, don’t get me wrong, I love it, it was comfortable and I got compliments on it, but I think by Sunday I was tired and would have much preferred to wear pyjamas! I am glad I got to rock my ‘F*ck Flattering’ top though.
I tried something a little different with my make up and went for a yellow/green eyeliner. Once I got into the show, I realised that both my eyeliner and earrings glowed under the lighting! You can kind of see that HERE.
Jess, Liv, Kobi, Myself and Rachel.
After the show was the after party, I wasn’t planning on going, but ended up going and I’m glad I did. I had a lot of fun, but I got a tad bit drunk! I don’t usually drink much, I may have like one glass of alcohol every 2-3 months, well, this weekend I drank more than I do in a year! The jugs at The Highlander Bar were so delicious! I think the Violet Smash was my fave.
Amy, Meagan and I
I really loved MFW+, I learned of some amazing new designers and caught up with old favourites. I got to hang out with my favourite Queensland ladies and met so many wonderful people I’ve known and admired online.
What is your favourite alcoholic beverage?
It’s been ages since I’ve pulled this top out to wear, it’s a favourite of mine, but one I really have to be in the mood to wear. While I have learnt to love my body, it still takes courage and the right state of mind to rock body con outfits,or anything you’re not suppose to wear whilst fat. I love to wear stripes and show off my VBO, but when you go out, and other people comment, or fat shame you, it can really mess with your head.
I’m lucky that I don’t get too much hate, too many negative comments (online or in real life), I think my confidence helps, which honestly, I am sometimes faking. I’m looking forward to some more warmer days so I can wear more crop tops and short skirts, even with some bike shorts underneath to help the chub rub. I need to remember I can wear whatever I want!
I know I need to stop caring so much what other people think. I like pushing the boundaries of fashion, I like being a little different, it’s not that I like to stand out, because I really don’t, but I feel better when I can express myself in my clothing. I am not a black over sized muumuu, I am bright and colourful.
Top – Gisela Ramirez || Skirt – Harlow || Shoes – ??? || Brooch (in hair) – Erstwilder
What is one thing you’d love to wear, but are a bit scared to?
This weeks Aussie Curves theme was ‘DARK’. Now that’s something I could do. As a teen, I was constantly called ‘goth’, I dyed my hair black, liked spikes and cuffs, wore my Dr Marten boots with my school uniform, so yeah, I guess you could have called me goth. I wore a lot of black because that was avilable to me, as a plus size teen I didn’t have many options. I think that is one of the reasons why I love fashion so much these days.
It’s funny how we grow and evolve. This obviously isn’t something I’d wear everyday. Yes, I’d wear elements of this outfit, but as a whole look, no, not unless is was a fancy dress party. Flash back 8 – 10 years ago and I would be in heaven, I would have never ever took this outfit off. So no, I didn’t wear this outfit all day, or even out of the house.
I think I look a bit like a futuristic goth hooker. I actually asked my brother to take these photos for me and his reaction to my outfit was rather amusing. So, thanks Daniel for being an awesome big bro! Oh and of course Frodo decided to get in on the action.
Bodysuit – Gisela Ramirez | Skirt – New Look | Jacket – Damn you alexis
Belt – Gift from Sarah | Headband – Gift from Too Many Sequins (it’s from ASOS)
Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell Litas
My favourite brand of lipstick by far is Lime Crime, I actually own 7 of their lipsticks. Centrifuchsia is usually my ‘go to’ lipstick, but I picked up Poisonberry the other week and i’ve been constantly wearing it. I love it!