This week’s Aussie Curves theme is ‘secondhand’. As somebody whose wardrobe is, I’d estimate, at least 70% secondhand, this week is EASY! A little too easy… *twinkle in eye*
This theme last cycle was actually my VERY FIRST participation in the Aussie Curves challenges, and I tackled a hectic phobia of wearing a body con dress.
I was also really inspired by Jacqui’s entry of showing us 3 different pieces she owns, and why they’re sentimental to her. And it got me thinking about what items of clothing I feel sentimental about. I mean, I inherently tend to over-attach myself to possessions anyway (perhaps the side effect of starting boarding school at the age of 6), but the love I feel for my clothes is NEK LEVEL.
Since my Nan passed away earlier this year I got a few things of hers, but (hilariously!) they are pieces of “fast fashion” from places I normally wouldn’t even step inside of, like Millers and Supre. I don’t expect they’ll last very long, but i’m enjoying wearing them while they do.
So, i’ve been babbling a bit, but I guess I want to talk about this ASOS swing skirt that I bought from Jess West (aka Orange Jess, of “The Jess’s”) at the A+ Market a couple of months ago. Yes, it’s also fast fashion, and there’s nothing particularly excellent about this skirt – aside from it’s awesome twirl, and gorgeous colour. But what IS special is that it kind of represents my newly acquired circle of babin’ babe friends that i’ve made in the last 6 months.
Don’t get me wrong, I love and cherish all of my friends from the very bottom of the heart, but never before have I had a circle of plus-size girlfriends (Sasha, Jan and Helen I still love you even though you’re not fat). Until now! And it’s so fricken awesome! This year, for the first time in my life, i’ve been swapping, borrowing and buying clothes with and from friends!
I talked a little bit in this plus-size pinup post about my phobia of having to share clothes with people because i’ve just never been close enough friends with anyone around my size. Well, not close enough to share clothes with. And now I have this whole circle of fierce babe friends with killer style! It’s so exciting!
So, this one’s for my luscious ladies – you know who you are 😉