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Outfit – Mustard & Lemons! Nyata & Crossroads!

This outfit is something different for me. These are colours that I don’t usually wear. Sure, I have my lemon print dress and I do love yellow, but generally I shy away from a lot of yellow/orange/greens/browns. I really love how this outfit turned out though. I wore it out to dinner and was super comfortable the whole evening.

OOTD - Mustard Nyata & Crossroads Lemons

Nyata are amazing. I’ve been lucky to see their designs numerous times, but sadly, I don’t often have the money to be able to purchase them. Something I wish I could do more is supporting smaller Australian businesses. Nyata is Australian owned but manufactured in Indonesia. They offer smaller runs on their collections so they are all limited edition.

Outfit - Mustard Nyata & Crossroads Lemons

I picked these pants up in a sale after Christmas, the few items I had my eyes on had sold out in my size and I’m always looking for new interesting pants, so I thought I’d give these a try. Finding pants I like can be hard, being an apple shape means pants often look awkward on me, but I’ve found looser harem type pants help. I picked these up in size ‘Gorgeous’ which is a 20-22. They fit great, though are a little long, but that is something easily fixed.

Details on these Nyata pants

I wasn’t sure if I’d have anything to wear them with, apart from a black top, but then I remembered I picked up this top (it matches my dress) and I really love the whole citrus look of the outfit. I wish I still had my red hair to wear this with!

Outfit - Mustard Nyata & Crossroads Lemons

 Top – Crossroads || Pants – Nyata (size Gorgeous) || Shoes – Kmart

OOTD - Crossroads Lemon top

Oh, and I couldn’t help but do a cheeky internet VS real life photo. Haha. One of the good things about wearing a moonboot is that I can take it off for photos.

Ouftit - Online vs Real Life

What is a colour you don’t often wear?

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus – Show One

This week I’m bringing you posts every day from Melbourne Fashion Week Plus! There were 4 runway events split over 3 days, and I’ll be sharing each show in one post. Does that make sense? I haven’t decided what the 5th post will be. It might be about the panels, or some behind the scenes shots, or about the shenanigans we all got up to. I also have outfit photos to share! Let me know if YOU have a preference.

So without further ado, here are some pictures and my thoughts on the first MFW+ show for you!

State of Liberty

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus - State of Liberty - Photo by Jessie Obialor

Wowza, what can I say? This was a way to start the show off with a bang. I was in awe of everything and would happily welcome every item shown into my wardrobe. State of Liberty was designed with curves in mind by a person named Samantha who has a hell of a lot of knowledge about costuming. It really does show in the cuts of these garments and fabric choices. Find the range HERE.

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus - State of Liberty - Photo by Jessie Obialorspacer

 

Voluptua

It was nice to see a somewhat alternative collection on the runway. It certainly caught the attention of my inner teenage goth. This collection is by Leah Shreader, a student in her 3rd and final year of the Bachelor Degree of Fashion Design. Check out her blog HERE for a really amazing behind the scenes look at the design & construction process. You can also find Voluptua on Facebook.

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus - Voluptua - Photo by Jessie Obialorspacer

 

Courtney ZOH

Courtney makes a seriously amazing array of turbans, scarves, headpieces & clothing inspired by travels, architecture and hip-hop, to name a few. While not my fashion, I certainly found it visually appealing and it made me wish I could pull off a turban. I’ll be keeping an eye on her in the future as I’m tempted to try to incorporate some items into my wardrobe. I also met her parents and they were sooo excited about the event! Find her on her website, facebook & Instagram.

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus - Courtney ZOH - Photo by Jessie Obialorspacer

Nyata

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus - NYATA - Photo by Jessie Obialor
Whilst I’m sad to say I don’t own anything from Nyata, they have been a favourite of mine for awhile now, and I wasn’t disappointed at all with their showing. I’m usually drawn to their more colourful options, but this time I’m ALL OVER the black and white prints. Also the cut of the Cinta skirt! Nyata means ‘Real’ in Indonesian and is the brain child of Amber Gwynn, a Curve model for Bella Management and all round talented lady! Find Nyata online at facebook, Instagram and their online store.

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus - NYATA - Photo by Jessie Obialorspacer

Estelle Clothing

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus - Estelle - Photo by Jessie Obialor

Estelle was a bit hit and miss for me, I think if I had a traditional job in an office environment I would have been drawn to more of their pieces. However, the ones that caught my eye, I really loved! The wrap skirt in a what looked like a suede material basically turned me into that heart eyed emoji and I really loved the cut & prints of their dresses. The paisley off the shoulder number was something I never knew I needed! Estella is stocked in selected Myer stores (def going to try some of these on, maybe an ‘In the dressing room post’?) but you can find them online. Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram.

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus - Estelle - Photo by Jessie Obialorspacer

Sadly, a lot of my photos didn’t turn out very good, so for these posts, I’ve used photos by the event photographer Jessie Obialor. I will be posting the photos I took to a facebook album later in the week.

Which outfit is your favourite?

Outfit – Comfort is key!

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Sometimes, when it’s overcast & gloomy, when you’re cold & have periods sent from hell itself, when you’d rather stay in bed, but have to go out to pick some groceries up, you just need to go for comfort. That is what this outfit is for me.

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These leggings were the first thing I ever bought from Living Dead Clothing (not the Bowie dress) yet I’ve never showcased them on the blog before. Whoops! I loved the design so much that and had trouble deciding what style I should get, but went with the leggings. I’m glad I did, they’re super comfy.

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This Chambray jacket is one of the only items of clothing I’ve bought myself in the past few months, and that’s only because I got it on super sale. I was originally going to layby it, but they had a sale on & it was damaged & I got it for a fraction of the price. It’s on sale now though for cheaper then I bought it!

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I really need to collect more charms for my bracelet, I keep eyeing this one and this one. I’ve had my triceratops brooch for over 3 years now, and even though he’s now missing a horn, I still adore him! I’ve found he’s a great conversation starter! (Me talking with other people that is, my brooch and I don’t chat)

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Tunic – Katies || Leggings – Living Dead Clothing || Jacket – Crossroads || Shoes – ASOS
Brooch – Hungry Designs || Braclet & Charms – Emma & Roe || Cuff – Nyata

comfort-005How cute are these shoes!? They also come in pink!!

What’s your comfy going out outfit?