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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Aussie Curves - Orange

I have had quite the unintended hiatus from blogging, and Aussie Curves! It wasn't intentional, life simply got in the way. I am a teacher, so the last few weeks has been report writing frenzy. I also unexpectedly picked up my first senior class  (Exciting bu challenging). Throw a virus that caused me to cough so violently I burst the vessels in my eyes and pulled the muscles in my neck into the mix, and it made for a very busy, very stressed lady!

I have been giving this blog some thought, and have been looking at my favourite blogs and I am thinking I want to add a few more posts on other topics in here. So stay tuned as you may find a few different posts popping up over the next few weeks.



Now, onto my putfit post. Orange is not a colour I usually gravitate to so I was really unsure if I would find anything in my wardrobe that suited this theme. I was out shopping with my Husband when I spied Millers had a sale on dresses. I talked int his post here about how Millers seem t have had a recent change in the style of clothing offered. I decided to have a look as I am on the hunt for more maxi dresses.

There were a heap of beautiful coloured dresses in some wonderful pattern, but one really stood out.

Dress - Millers
Shoes - Kmart
Cardigan - Temt
Necklace - Diva
Bracelet - Really old! haha

I am just in love with this dress. The pattern is just beautiful, as are the colours. The material is a soft stretch jersey type so it just feels beautiful on.


It was only when I put it on to attend a baby shower that I realised it had Orange in it! Hooray!

The dress has a handkerchief hem, where it dips longer on the sides. It was a bit too long so I tied up the sides into a little knot so they didn't drag as much on the floor.

I love the gold beads on the straps as well. It just adds something extra to the dress. The cut is wonderful, as it is Vneck for the front, perfect for my small bust. It also juuuussstttt skims over my belly and hips. I did put on a pair of very light pull ins. I purchased the Rikki Lee brand from Big W. They went up to just below my bust, and actually included straps so you can hold them up if needed. I didn't use the straps, but I must say the underwear was SOOOO comfy! Although it doesn't really pull you in, it is more so that you have a smoother line underneath.

Pear Tip: Look for V necks for small busts. it helps widen your shoulders visually, which evens out your hips.

I really urge you to take another look at Millers if you haven;t recently. There are some real gems in the current collection. Check out some of my picks here.

While your checking things out, make sure you check out the other Aussie Curves posts from these ladies.


17 comments :

  1. I love the turquoise pops of colour, and that dress is lovely on you, it reminds me of a pretty scarf. :-) xx

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  2. This is a great colour combo, and that dress looks perfect for the warmer days we've got coming :)

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  3. Shhhh, Millers have been my secret for the past year: a dark denim jacket, a navy and white striped jersey blazer, a coral maxi skirt, a grey and oatmeal striped maxi skirt, and countless cardigans during winter. Since no one I know shops at Millers, I get a lot of compliments ^_^

    I love this dress on you, it looks amazing!

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  4. Gorgeous dress, I'm looking for a fab maxi and this is the sort of thing I've been looking for, with all the colours/pattern! I actually relatively recently popped into Millers and found a gorgeous on-trend black skater-style dress with a pleated skirt on sale for $20 - so I think they are definitely improving from a few year ago..
    Mandie

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  5. You look beautiful! Love the print on your dress, and the teal cardie over the top.

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  6. Just beautiful. This dress and you are a match made in heaven. I agree, I had a look in Millers a few weeks ago for the first time in ages and there has been a bit of a shift. Well worth a look.

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    1. Certainly worth a look! I am just lonving that more retailers seem to be getting the hint that larer women also love colourful, beautiful clothing.

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  7. Love that dress! You look amazing in it. The colours are stunning. And anything that skims is always a plus!

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  8. I've noticed that about Millers lately too. Not quite so old lady-ish.

    I love this outfit and how you've teamed it with the pretty minty accessories, it looks so fresh.

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  9. Love the maxi dress from Millers i am rather short at just under 5 foot 0 lol was not sure if it would look good but i love it on you awesome :-) So guess where i am headed this arvo lol:-P x

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    1. I am only about 5"2. I will need to have the sides of the dress taken up, as they are too long. For a quick fix I just tied a knot into each side. You really don't notice it with the way the dress drapes, but it lifts the hem just enough.

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  10. what a beautiful dress!!!!! you look great!
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    xx

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  11. Great to know about Millers - I usually avoid it unless I'm shopping with my mum. I'm a high school teacher too! We're finished with reporting and are now winding down for our last day of school this Friday with a pool party.

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    1. We still have another 2 weeks to go. An unfair bit of tirture I believe!

      Definitely have another look at Millers, there are some very 'teacher' worthy work gear in there too!

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  12. what an amazing dress! Millers sometimes have some good buys aye! looking stunning!

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