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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Aussie Curves - Feminine

I had the perfect opportunity this weekend for the feminine theme, for I had a wedding to attend. I just adore weddings. I love everything about them, The flowers, the dresses, the cake, the ceremony. I love watching people make a commitment in front of all their beloved. Since being married, I also find myself reflecting on my own wedding, and our marriage. It is a wonderful time of self reflection and so beautiful to see other people embarking on (hopefully) the same path. I have a wonderful Husband, who is truly my life partner, so I love to take a moment during the festivities to recognise how blessed I am.

Husband and I on our wedding day. I didn't wipe the grin off my face all day.

When the invite arrived I was a little anxious as the dress code stated formal attire This usually means floor length gowns. At 6 months pregnant I knew I would have a definite bump by that stage. I went in search of a dress, but had some trouble finding anything quite right. I did order one from Dorothy Perkins. Sadly, when it arrived it was simply too big in the bust area, so I was back to square one. I decided to have another dig in my wardrobe and pulled out a dress I have worn a few times to similar events.

Dress - City Chic
Shoes- C'est Bon
Pashmina - Unknown
Necklace - Stolen from my Sister!

When I put it on it fit like a dream. It was empire cut, so it flowed from just below the bust. The dress had enough stretch to flow over my baby bump, but was still fitted enough to not make me look frumpy. It is a dress that never fails to make me feel good. It definately makes me feel feminine, and the baby bump just upped my 'feeling like a woman'' factor.


It was a sunny day, but still a little chilly so I wrapped a pashmina around my shoulders for a bit of warmth. Later that night I wore a black satin elbow length bolero from City Chic. I put on a silver crystal necklace to play up the silvery threads that run through the dress. In person it actually shimmers slightly from silver to purple in certain directions.


For makeup I went for a classic red lip and neutral eyes. I did apply a couple of individual false lashes (after much swearing and many wrong attempts)




What makes you feel feminine? Do you have a never fail formal dress?

20 comments :

  1. sophisticated mumma! You look lovely x

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    1. Thank You :)I felt very sophisticated

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  2. That dress looks like it was designed with you and your bump in mind. Gorgeous.

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    1. It really was perfect. Even better that it didn't cost me anything!

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  3. Wow you look amazing and that dress is perfect - I am insanely jealous that I didn't pick up that dress when it was in stock especially if it meant I could look half as radiant as you do!
    PS You made a stunning bride!

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    1. I think that CC have a maxi dress with a similar cut at the moment that would be similar :)

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  4. Looking gorgeous!! works perfectly with the baby bump.
    Thanks for sharing your wedding pic, you looked so beautiful! megawatt smile!

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    1. Thank You. Like a bride should, I felt AMAZING on my wedding day.

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  5. Very feminine indeed! That dress fits you like a dream Janna. Gorgeous.

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  6. Beautiful! I hope you had a fab time at the wedding.

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    1. I Did! It was the most extravagant wedding i've ever been to (and marrying into a Maltese family means i've been to LOTS). There were horse and carriages, fireworks, fire lanterns, 7 courses plus a dessert buffet including a gelato bar. MMMMMMMM

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  7. You look so gorgeous; the red lips are perfect.
    Elyse
    www.theellecurve.com

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    1. I love red lips. I think I need to invest in some more red lippies!

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