iCurvy’s September SPIN the PIN

 

 

 

Jo from iCurvy has taken this pin from They All Hate Us for this month’s challenge.  What I do is put my own spin to it, using my style but inspiration from the pin.  This pin shows two ladies looking hot and feminine wearing denim on denim.  I love chambray and light denim especially in warmer weather.  The leopard, stripes, scarf and heels really gives it that modern chic look.

 

Here is my comfortable but still chic spin.

 

 

September Spin the pin

The jacket was a gift but here is a similar one // Chambray dress is last seasons from Mix Apparel but here is a similar one from Mix Apparel // You can buy these Tory Burch thongs here // Necklace was from eBay here is a similar one from The Adorn Collective

Firstly I want to apologize about the picture quality this photo was taken as the sun was setting.  I went for more of a comfortable approach opting for thongs over heels, I live in Australia so thongs are totally acceptable.  These thongs have a leather strap and gold detail so they are still quite feminine.  I love tan and denim they go together like strawberries and chocolate.  To brake up the denim on denim and to add some sparkle to the outfit and also because I love some bling I’ve added a statement piece which I got from eBay a few years ago.  This chambray dress is really comfortable and practical to wear and it’s right on trend this season.  Denim jackets are a classic, who hasn’t owned a denim jacket in their life?  This one came all the way from Spain. 

To play along share your spin on instagram by tagging @icurvy #spinthepin.   

What would be your spin on this pin?

Outfits For Spring

 

Yesterday was the first day of spring. Spring is my favourite season cause its not too cold and not too hot, the perfect balance.  When I think of spring I think of flowers, Melbourne Cup, butterflies, weddings and radiant sunshine.  It’s a busy time on the social calendar with the races, weddings, formals, birthdays (does anybody else have a lot of birthdays coming up?) or for a night out and I’ve found the perfect outfit that will make you stand out from the crowd.

I browsed three stores that I know and love to find these outfits from Myer, Review and Forever New.  Here are the outfits from Myer:

 

Watercolour Floral Bella Dress by Charlie Brown – $199

If spring was not a season but a dress it would be this dress.  The colours and floral print scream ‘spring’. I know a lot of people who prefer strapless dresses, I love the print and the style of this dress.  The bow is a cute finishing touch and ends just above the knee.  This dress is suitable to wear to the races, school formal or to a wedding.

 

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Stripe Splice Fitted Dress by Jane Lamerton – $159

One of my very first work tops was by Jane Lamerton so, you could say we go way back. I love stripes and geometric shapes which is a trend at the moment so no surprise I love this dress.  The splash of green gives it that spring, calming feel.  You can wear this to a corporate function, christening or for a nice dinner.

 

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Indigo Jumpsuit by Seduce – $239.95

For all the ladies who love jumpsuits this one is for you.  I love navy, I love the detail of this jumpsuit and it’s different from others I have seen before.  It’s sleek, chic and sophisticated.  You could wear this jumpsuit to a corporate function or wedding, literally anywhere as it’s versatile.

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Here are my picks from Review.

Rouge Poppy Dress – $289.99

This vintage style dress is definitely one you could wear at the races.  With a beautiful floral pattern and a splash of red, what a great bright colour.  If you want to show off your curves this dress is for you.  You could wear it to just about any event.

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Margarita Dress – $289.99

I love the name of this dress.  Yes it’s another navy dress but I couldn’t help myself.  This strapless dress is timeless and feminine with the lace detail and swish skirt.  Any girl going to the formal would look beautiful in this dress but you could wear it to any special event.

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Catalina Dress – $279.99

This is the last floral dress I promise but it is spring after all.  Navy and white is such a classic combination and adding the little green detail is just divine. This dress isn’t as formal so you could probably get more wear out of it as you can dress it up or down.

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The below dresses are from Forever New – If you hate colour and prefer black the next two dresses are for you.

Phillipa V-neck Lace Swing Dress – $159.99

I’ve added a couple of black dresses because black is a classic, an old favourite for some but essential for any woman’s wardrobe.  I love a v neckline and I can’t go past lace I love it.  It is similar to the Margarita dress but it has a small sleeve.  You have so many options of what colour shoes you can wear with black which makes life just that little bit easier.

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Avery Cross Front High-Low Maxi Dress  – $99.99

For those of you who have beautiful long legs (I’m so jealous and I hate you ) this dress is for you.  I like this style of dress.  I like the sheer bottom, the belt that adds some class and gives you a more defined waistline and the v neckline. This dress was made to attend a party and with you in it.

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If you purchase any of the above, I would love to see a picture of you wearing it, just tag notsopeachie #notsopeachie.

So readers, do you love spring? Do you have a lot of events on in the next three months? Do you love bright colours and floral print as much as I do?

Necklace Inspiration

 

My cousin Radha purchased three necklaces and asked me if I could tell her what to wear with each of them.  My mum asks me the same question every time she buys a necklace too so I thought why not do a post on it!

Accessorising is my favourite part of getting dressed.  I can’t leave my house without wearing jewelry and not feel naked.  For me jewelry completes an outfit and makes not only a plain outfit brighter but it has that effect to make us sparkle just that little bit brighter.  On Monday’s I need all the sparkle I can get!

A necklace is the perfect accessory to wear in the warmer seasons just like a scarf is in the cooler seasons.  Whether you’re a t-shirt and shorts girl or live in dresses in summer there is a necklace you probably already own which would compliment your outfit.

 

Go Long – With any high neck, turtle or scoop neckline.  A long necklace adds character to any plain top.  Or chose a simple less detailed long necklace for a more sleek professional look for work.  This necklace was a gift.

 

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Make A Statement – Don’t be afraid to make a statement.  Whether you’re wearing a high neckline, scoop neckline or turtle neck.  If you like wearing turtle necks but think it makes your chest look too big if you wear a statement necklace it breaks it up.  This necklace is from ASOS.

 

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Don’t Settle For One – Why not try layering?  You can wear two or three it doesn’t matter as long as they are different lengths.  If you’re wearing a v neckline and want to take your cleavage out of the firing line I think this is a good way of splitting the focus.  The Love necklace is from Michael Hill and the heart necklace is from Tiffany.

 

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Go Cheerful – This necklace from mondayproject_ screams fun! The balls are the right size to be seen without getting lost.  This necklace comes in many wonderful colours and if your on Instagram you can purchase one from mondayproject_.  Support Australian businesses.

 

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Shine Bright Like A Diamond – This tunic was looking quite dull till I added this piece.  You might think there is already a lot going on with the tunic; collar and pockets but this piece adds the shine factor.  Blush & Co is another Australian company that makes beautiful necklaces, you will want to purchase them all.

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So readers, who loves wearing necklaces? What style of necklace do you like?

My Spring/Summer Shoe Picks

I mentioned on Monday’s post (Maid of honour..I got this!) this week that, I won’t be buying anymore clothes till I drop a size. My friends might think I may compensate by buying shoes – this simply won’t be the case.  I’m going to be buying shoes instead as there are so many spring/summer shoes out right now, that I’m in love with!  To get straight to the point, last weekend I looked at my shoe stand which only holds 30 pairs of shoes out of my shoe collection and I nearly threw them all away.  I still have a strong desire to declutter my shoes away, in order to make room for new shoe therapy purchases (featured in this post).
As the weather gets warmer, we are seeing a lot of pastels, neutrals and floral prints in the shops.  Whether you are strutting your stuff in 70’s style in suede or denim or wearing a floral maxi dress, I have a pair of shoes for you from three of my favourite shoe stores and they won’t break the bank.

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The Slider is pretty but practical.  Whether you are running errands or meeting up with friends this shoe is perfect.  They come in leopard, black, silver, snake and white as well as the gold.  You can purchase these at Betts from $69.99 http://www.betts.com.au/for-her/flats/slider-2.html

 

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The Nano-B has a bohemian chic look to them, they would look great with a denim skirt or maxi dress.  I have these shoes in black and white and I get so many compliments on them and they are comfy.  They also come in black and white.  You can purchase these from Betts $79.99 http://www.betts.com.au/nano-b-3.html

 

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The Kano from Nine West is all about elegance.  It could be worn to the office or to the races and for $139.95 it’s a steal.

It comes in three colours, grey, black and nude http://www.ninewest.com.au/pumps/kano/w2/i4259842_1433822/

 

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I love these butterfly pattern shoes.  You could wear them to a birthday, wedding or formal.  These Martina shoes are from Nine West for $139.95 http://www.ninewest.com.au/pumps/martina/w2/i4316131_1433822/

 

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I can’t wait to get myself a pair of these, the Tao does come in a couple of other colour combinations but I love the white.  You can purchase these from Betts for $59.99 http://www.betts.com.au/for-her/flats/tao-1.html

 

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The Dannii would look great with a suede or denim skirt.  These Bohemian beauties are from Novo for only $59.95 http://www.novoshoes.com.au/new-arrivals/?shoe=dannii_9340218289462

 

 

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These are sexy! I’m a sucker for snake skin.  The Lover also comes in all black from Novo for $79.95 http://www.novoshoes.com.au/new-arrivals?shoe=lover_9340218251230&page=3

 

 

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I love the suede leather ankle strap on these heels.  The Zumix also comes in black and for $89.95 you can be the proud owner of these Novo shoes http://www.novoshoes.com.au/new-arrivals?shoe=zumix_9340218302307

 

So readers, do you love shoes? What was your favourite shoe?