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After a lot of consideration – I now share my Aussie Curve challenges at www.blondeink.net.

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In With The New!

I blogged about a week ago about how I haven’t been feeling the sunniest lately.

I was booked in with a hairdresser for a change and guess what, turns out I don’t need one!

I had a colour consultation for my skin tone, eye colour etc and apparently the colour I am now is just spot on.

So instead of a new colour they just gave some life to my existing colour.

You might not be able to see a noticeable difference, but I’m really loving it! It’s definitely given me a new confidence.

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Aussie Curves: 1 Year Gone

I didn’t come to the Aussie Curves challenge until late in the year and my participation has been really sporadic, but it has been such a great experience!

My own confidence and style has changed just by reading and seeing all the women involved.

Here’s a quick flashback of all my outfits for the past ‘year’. I can’t wait to keep participating and hopefully get to one of the meet ups!

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Challenge: Skirt

Challenge: Polka Dots

Challenge: Polka Dots

Challenge: Spikes

Challenge: Heels

Challenge: Green

Challenge: Green

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Challenge: Spikes

Challenge: Ruffles

Challenge: Ruffles

Challenge: Homemade

Challenge: Homemade

Congratulations to Danimezza for creating a truely supportive and proactive community for plus sized women. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy but the group of women involved in Aussie Curves could not be more fabulous and amazing!

Bring on the next 12 months!!

You can see the next lot of challenges here: http://www.danimezza.com/2013/08/aussie-curves-year-two/

Aussie Curves: Handmade

Hello! Can you believe it? Two Aussie Curves challenges in a row!

This week is handmade. I’m a shit at sewing, I did sewing in high school and was never good at it. As I’ve gotten older I’ve taken to knitting.

I’m not an overly creative knitter, the only things I can manager are scarves, booties and beanies.

I recently finished a scarf I started about this time a year ago. It’s a pattern I’d never tried before and for a novice like me very hard. I’m pretty happy with the finished product.

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This photo was taken in Canberra’s very hipster district called Lonsdale St in Braddon. The boyfriend and I had indulged in breakfast and were on our way to see a movie.

Jacket – Dream Diva

Top – City Chic

Jeans – City Chic

Scarf – ME!

Shoes – Big W

Bag – Urban Outfitters (Seattle)

Chain – Colette

Sunglasses – ASOS

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Here’s a close up where you can see the scarf a bit better. I particularly love the colour and usually pair it with white or black top/jacket so it’s a statement pop of colour.

 

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Out with the old!

Today I’m booked in with a new hairdresser and I’m super excited!

I’m thinking I need a change! With all the negativity that’s been circling my brain lately and new hairstyle/colour is just what I need.

At the moment I’m blonde. I colour my own hair at home and that’s having some big effects on the condition of my hair. It’s becoming very dry and just YUCK!

Once upon a time my hair was my thing. It was long, blonde and well maintained by my hairdresser. My nickname is even Blondie to most of those that know me.

Now (like my mood) it’s gone downhill.

Time to get a professional intervention!

Here are a bunch of my ‘before’ photos and I’ll show my ‘afters’ soon!

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In My Head

Lately I’ve noticed a change with what I wear. I’m not sure if it’s because here in Canberra the weather is just getting colder, but my clothes are getting more layered and baggier.

Depending on what I’m wearing I can’t even look at myself in the mirror. I feel awful and self conscious and I hate it.

I’m not sure how to deal with it.

Actually that’s a lie. I know very much how to deal with it, but I don’t know why I’m stalling.

Lately the boyfriend and I have been living a very unhealthy lifestyle. We’re both very busy and because of that we’re making bad choices. Are exercise is next to nothing, we eat fast food or chocolate a lot more than we should and I can’t think of the last time I ate a piece of fruit.

I know all of this and yet I still can’t bring myself out of my funk to start making good choices and get my self confidence back on track.

Not that my self confidence is all related to my weight, but I think the bad food is effecting everything from my size to my moods.

I see so many inspirational bloggers and the words just aren’t coming through to me. It sucks. I’m at a very low point and I know I’m the only one that can pull me out of it. I just don’t know how.

Aussie Curves: Ruffles

I’ve been on another hiatus from this blog. Mostly because I’ve had a few big projects with my other blogs and it’s hard to keep up with both!

So here I am for ruffles week.

This outfit is an accidental ‘ruffles’ outfit that I actually took a few weeks ago.

I took this photo to show off my new leather & lace jacket from Dream Diva, but paired with the peplum top from City Chic it’s created a ruffle affect which I’m really loving. This has been my staple ‘Casual Friday’ outfit for the past few weeks!

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Peplum Top – City Chic

Leather & Lace Jacket – Dream Diva

Bootleg Jeans – City Chic

Bag – Typo

Scarf – Hand knitted

Hope you like! :)

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