Monday, February 6, 2017

My First Camilla Kaftan

With a Thailand honeymoon planned for October this year, I decided to try on a Camilla kaftan when I was shopping with my mother and sister in David Jones before Christmas. The mother told me not to try it on because of the price tag. "You'll love it and want to buy it," she said. I ignored her advice and toddled over to the changing rooms.

She was right, of course. I loved it. Aside from the gentle turquoise and orange colouring and beautiful embellishments, it felt like wearing nothing! Amazingly light, the silk gliding over the skin like butter. The name of the kaftan is Desert Rose

Really, I was quite silly to treat the kaftan in such a flippant manner. A Camilla kaftan is not an everyday purchase. It's an investment. 

The price was around the seven hundred dollar mark, so I put it back and thought that I could save up for it over the year. Then, after Christmas, I received an email from Camilla . It was on sale! So I thought, "Stuff it. I'll put it on my credit card".

It's a little transparent when the sunlight is behind me, so I purchased a white cotton slip. I actually googled "plus size white cotton slip" and I accidentally found a fantastic one from a Brisbane store called Adrift. They have some great plus size stuff! The postage was quick and the packaging was thoughtful. I highly recommend checking out the website HERE. Is it just me, or is finding plus size clothing in cotton really hard? Anyway, I figure that all us plus size Australian babes need to know where all the cotton is at, am I right? 

If you get a chance to buy a Camilla, do it. It ain't cheap, but it's rare to find something that is simultaneously ridiculously comfortable and dripping with glam. 

If you're after a more affordable option, Adrift actually have some lovely cotton kaftans that I've been eyeing off for a while. 

Thanks for reading!


Friday, January 20, 2017

See A Nice Outfit And Read About My Lump

When work finished last year and Christmas drew near, my skin turned on me. My face broke out like I was a teenager again, my scalp developed a scaly and weeping case of psoriasis and I developed not one but TWO cold sores in the worst possible place: on the corners of my mouth, where the mere movement of eating caused them to split back open. I probably get around two cold sores a year and have learnt my triggers and how to treat them. This means that when I get them, they are generally quite small and only last five days or so. Unfortunately, these ones caught me unawares, as they began (or disguised themselves) as a split lip. For this reason, I have spent nearly all five weeks of my summer holidays with cold sores that have taken WEEKS to heal. This also means that I can't even kiss my fiance or wear lipstick, so I've been feeling very sorry for myself.

But that's not all!

A lump started to develop under my chin. I thought maybe it was an ingrown hair, but it got so large and tender that I assumed it was a swollen lymph node - perhaps a reaction to my other skin problems. It felt like I had a ping pong ball under the skin! I'd never experienced anything like it. I was speaking to Jeff about going to the doctor in the next few days if it didn't improve, but he asked to take a closer look. He saw that there was a small scab over the middle of the lump, so he peeled it back and what happened next was Doctor Pimple Popper worthy! I was both horrified and fascinated. I continued to drain it over the next few days and now it's gone right down and doesn't hurt anymore. But after the breakout, cold sores and stinging scalp, it was just another thing that made leaving the house make me want to cry. Jeff was very good at lightening my mood and helping me to laugh at myself by singing Lump by The Presidents of the USA whenever I complained. 

I'm glad to say I'm on the mend now and everything is clearing up. So because I was feeling strangely optimistic and happy to be leaving the house, I decided to dress in my favourite style, boho chic, and get Jeff to take some photos for the blog. 

Thank you for reading, lovelies x

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hello From The Other Side

blue dress XL CITY CHIC// necklace LOVISA

I am very pleased to be blogging again after having such a dry spell over the past year. I have missed it a great deal. I don't really even have a proper reason why. I guess after moving into our first home and the DJing taking off over wedding season, I was just too busy and put blogging in the "too hard" basket. In that time, I also stopped checking my favourite plus size fashion blogs regularly and started checking Instagram once a week instead of the usual two or three times a day. 

It seems silly considering that I still spend a lot of money on clothes and enjoying what I wear, and since I've been on holidays over the past few weeks I've felt rested enough to feel the drive come back. Plus, I also need to write blog posts about getting engaged and finding a wedding dress! Both of which I have not announced on my blog or on Instagram, and I plan on fixing that over the next week or two. 

Although I haven't been quite so immersed in the online plus size fashion community, I've dabbled here and there, checked out hashtags, popped back onto some of my favourite blogs and checked out new brands. Exciting things seem to be happening! New faces are popping up too. It feels like there's a new phase of the revolution. A settled, more steady growth of body positivity, and I don't want to miss out!

Now onto my outfit. This dress came out in black at City Chic in the pre-Christmas season. I bought it because the fabric was very light and comfortable, with no lining. Perfect for a scorching hot day. Then it came out in blue as an online exclusive, and I leapt at the chance to have it in such a dynamic and eye-catching colour. Easy to wear, but great impact - and can be dressed up or down. 

One of our rabbits jumped into the photo without me realising, too. 

Thanks for reading. Maybe comment below, and then I'll know if people still read this! haha

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wine, sun & a new dress

Just a quick one today. I picked up this dress in the City Chic sales in January and it's just darling. The perfect outfit for day trip through McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. Many wines were tasted. I love South Australia.