Edit: this post is now included in Mis Papelicos and her Share in Style blogger challenge. I wanted to participate but the theme is “summer” and it is the middle of winter here in Australia! Looking forward to more challenges and exploring the other ladies who participate! <3
This post title is a complete lie – I didn’t dye anything, and my lips don’t match my dress. Today. But they will in the future, because I DID buy a lipstick that matches it. But more on that later.
I got this dress about a year ago, and today is the first time i’ve worn it. Because, well… it’s kind of puffy around the sleeves, and i’ve always felt the upper half of my body doesn’t need any help looking bigger. But in an effort to #effyourbeautystandards (see what I did there?), I decided to say “fuck it” to flattering and wear it anyway. Turns out, the sleeves are actually kind of annoying, so I think I will do some minor alterations. It’s such a gorgeous dress, it makes me want to picnic.
This little vintage beauty came from the GORGEOUS ladies over at Hey Fatty. They are so cool, I want to be them. But more importantly, they are doing amazing things for the Melbourne plus size and found fatshion scene, and I’m stupendously excited to see them at the Curvy Couture Roadshowlater this month!!
Jewellery is from somewhere cheap and nasty. I think it may have been Diva. I actually enjoy getting random combo packets of sale stuff from places like that.
My shoes look like bowling shoes, don’t they? Well, they are. For years i’ve been fibbing and telling people I bought them from a closing down bowling alley, but in fact: I stole them. Relax, it was in the folly of my youth. They’ve been serving me well for nearly 10 years now (sadly, it shows)…
Gallery of vain selfies. For your closer jewellery inspection, of course.
(haven’t quite mastered making photos all the same size…)
Last exciting piece of news is: I GOT MY FIRST LIME CRIME LIPSTICK! I don’t really have any lip painting skills just yet, but I will definitely work on it, cos this stuff has such a luxurious texture.
The universe has been flashing these puppies at me for some time, but I actually have a really hard time wearing lipstick because I feel like mutton dressed as lamb. I was talking to Sam (of Sam Doesn’t Know Things) and another pal, Tegan, about this little issue of mine (#firstworldproblems), and their advice is to just start wearing it and i’ll get used to it. Never one to go small or subtle, I decided to skip the “go subtle and assimilate phase”, and jump STRAIGHT to the good stuff. The vibrancy of the colour is unreal!
Instagrammed bathroom selfie, right after purchase:
Colour: Oh No She Didn’t.
The final push was that I saw FashionHayley wearing an adorbs colour, and looking super cute at it. And she mentioned she got in a from a shop called Lady Petrovawhich is in the same street as my uni! The stars aligned, I got my first Lime Crime lippy. Also, that shop is so damn cute. They don’t stock anything in F for Fat, but ermagerd it is kawaii heaven.