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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Aussie Curves - Knit


This week all the Aussie Curves ladies will be wearing knits. I know for me when it comes to cardigans I own a heap. I have mentioned before that I am self conscious about my arms. I generally always have them covered up, even during summer.

I actually have so many knits that I keep them in two separate areas. In my bedroom, I keep all long sleeve cardigans in a drawer. Only this weekend I decided to pull out my really thick winter jumpers and put them in another storage box, as I had so many long sleeved ones that the (very large) drawer was having trouble closing!

In my coat cupboard I use a shoe holder to hold all my short sleeve, cropped cardigans. There are 8 holes in the holder, and I have about 3 cardigans per hole. It's a sickness I tell you.

You would think then that I felt I had this week's theme 'covered', however my problem was that I felt a little uninspired. To me my knits are such a staple item that it was like being asked to feature a plain singlet top.

However, I suppose that is the point with Aussie Curves, share what works for you!

Cardigan - Temt
Dress - Old Navy 
Shoes - Spendless Shoes
Bracelet - Diva
Brooch - Ebay
Earrings - a gift from Italy

When I wear a cardigan with a dress or skirt I like it to stop just above my hips or below my bust. For my pear shape I find this is best, as it draws the eye to my narrowest part. If a cardigan is too long , and a dress is too flowy, it can make me look shapeless, which just makes me look larger. This cardigan has a lovely knitted pattern. It also has little pearl buttons and just a narrow hint of lace near the buttons. I like to add a brooch to my cardigans sometimes instead of wearing a necklace. 

Pear Tip: Have cardigans sit below the bust or above the hip. This si the narrowest part of your body. If you wear a longer cardigan, draw the eyes to your waist with a belt. It can even be tied over the top of your cardigan for a different look

The dress is a soft stretch material.  The gathering in the bust adds a bit of interest to the dress, while also making the bust area look a bit bigger. It then has an a line skirt, but is not to flowy either. I just love it, it is perfect for me.

I thought the whole look had a 'garden tea party' feel to it, so I dug out an adorable old bracelet I have. It has little ceramic teapots, cups and tea spoons on it. I also have the matching necklace. It is such a kitch litte charm bracelet, and perfect for the knit.



Nerida is sitting for some exams at Tafe this week, so she isn't doing any photos. Although, she did do my makeup. Over the weekend she needed to add another 'look' to her make up portfolio, so I went over and acted as 'model' so she could create a bridal look. Perfect! I LOVED it. I didn't so much love wearing a mocked up 'bridal' dress (a white dress found with a sheer white bolero) and having photos taken out in the street. She needed a nice background so I had to walk down her street to stand in front of a flowering tree and have some photos taken. Her neighbours were peering out of their windows trying to work out what on earth was going on. On the bright side, I look super lovely in my photos this week.


Make sure you go see what the other ladies are wearing this week. Maybe you have a blog and want to join in? Read the instruction below. The more the merrier!


15 comments :

  1. That cardy is so pretty! I love how you added a brooch- I'm a big brooch fan. The floral and cardy combo look so pretty, lovely job!

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    1. Thank you! I really should get more brooches. They can add a bit of interest to the look!

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  2. ooh, yes, very elegant.. I think a cardigan can really add a touch of class to an outfit, that's perfectly demonstrated here.. beautiful.

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  3. you look loveeeely! :) I like that you've dressed the knit wear up! I mostly head to kints when I'm keeping it casual! I like your spin on things!

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    1. I wear knits with EVERYTHING! Almost too much! Ha!

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  4. Love your pear-shape suggestions: totes agree! You look Love-er-ly!

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    1. Thanks :) I thought it might be good to add those tip as I tend to follow most pear shape 'rules'.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful look, love how you look so gorgeous, the cardi is perfect, well done!!!

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  6. I love to layer too, cardy and knits are an awesome way to do it. Great outfit.

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  7. such a pretty look! very ladylike :)

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  8. Beautiful. Well done lady. I love the ladylike element to this. Great colours too.

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  9. Wow! you look lovely. I hope you're both back next week too. xoox

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  10. Thank you ladies your feedback is lovely :D

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