OOTD: Sequin overdose

August 16, 2010

I have such a love/hate relationship with body con! I know that it highlights exactly how awkward my body shape is (and how big my belly is!) but I still can't say no. I feel so much better wearing a fitted dress or skirt compared to something that completely hides my shape, especially when i'm going out to a bar or club. I mentioned this on my Twitter account a little while back and at least 10 other plus sized girls agreed that it was their favorite style too!


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Lace shirt: New Look *** Vest (underneath): Forever 21 *** Skirt: ASOS *** Shoes: Dunnes *** Necklace: Primark




Some of my pictures are a little darker than others, i'm still trying to find the best settings to use on my external flash with this new camera!


I believe that if you love something you shouldn't let your weight or shape hold you back from wearing it. I purchased this skirt from ASOS during the Christmas season last year, I obsessed over it for weeks before I actually decided to purchase it. I like how the sequins actually stay on the skirt rather than fall off, I have a pink sequin dress and every time I wear it I leave a trail of sequins behind me! I wasn't planning on wearing this again until the Christmas season since it's quite glitzy but I changed my mind today when I was picking out an outfit to wear to the bar/club.

Summer is almost over so I am planning on making a few changes to how I look! Firstly I am growing my eyebrows thicker. I have been growing them out for a few weeks and I am very tempted to pluck them every time I look in the mirror but even my mom commented that they were too thin so I am trying to resist the urge to tidy them up!
I also want to get my hair cut and colored. I mentioned before that I wanted to go back to my natural color (and spent a year growing it out!) however I think a darker brown will look much better. Plus I found my first grey hair last week which made me dislike my hair even more! I am thinking about going for a dark brown with honey colored highlights, or maybe even medium brown highlights. I don't want anything that looks too OTT, just something to give my hair a little more life.

Are any of you lovely girls planning on changing your look a little for the coming season?

xoxo

42 comments:

  1. that is such a hot look. :D I love the sequin skirt. very fun!

    xo

    http://bonjourgazel.blogspot.com

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  2. When I first started scrolling down the page I thought "that skirt is adorable" and then I hit the pictures of the shoes... Love them! Such a great outfit :)

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  3. I am LOVING this outfit! The skit, the shoes--to die for! How do you walk in them!? TEACH ME! LOL

    www.rhapso-DY.com

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  4. the skirt is not so much my cuppa tea but you rock it, lady! and I loooooove the shoes! wish I could wear high heels!

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  5. I love this style too! My body's a bit awkward and I still love these dresses and skirts!

    And to be honest, you look awesome. Rly <3
    xoxo

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  6. I love you in that skirt! Too cute. You should never save your sequins for Christmas - I say wear them all year round and own it!

    I'm debating with my own style. I really want to dye my hair lilac or orange or grey right now but that will require some serious colour stripping... sigh.

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  7. I love the outfit... but anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE shoes... and those shoes... are killing me girl... ME WANT!!!

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  8. i love your sequins!
    here's 4 other uses for them: http://thegloss.com/fashion/allie-brosh-presents-4-totally-legitimate-uses-for-sequins/
    :)

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  9. girlie, this skirt is superb - and you rock the curves!

    hair wise, hmmm - I'm in exactly the same boat - trying to grow my blonde out, but my root colour is a bit glum looking, so thinking dark brown and blonde highlights - but just at the front,

    love that we're coming in to autumn though! - boots and coats, happy happy!

    ax

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  10. oh girl. you are rocking that skirt! it looks amazing on you. & i really want to cut my hair & get bangs before it turns cold ..but i am a chicken and it takes like 3 years to go it out again. so we will see. xoox

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  11. That skirt is fab! I love it!
    xoxo
    Stiletto

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  12. this outfit is amazing, you look so good!

    i'm growing my hair another few inches and i want to get a bettie page fringe cut in for A/W. I've wanted one for so long but fringes & hot weather don't mix (sweaty fringe sticking to face is not pretty) so i'm waiting till it cools off a bit.

    : )
    xx

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  13. I'm having about an inch or two off the bottom of my hair tomorrow as it really badly needs a cut (I think it's like 6 months or more since i had it cut)

    I'm thinking of having it shaped a bit too so that I can wear it down more and things like that but i'm not really sure because I might need to straighten it every day to get the layers to work lol.

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  14. Love that skirt, really suits you! Killer shoes too.
    I recently tried to grow out my hair to my natural light brown but gave up and went chocolate brown again. Dark browns are great for autumn/winter!
    kyrie x

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  15. I WANT THAT SKIRT! OMG too cute! I also love those shoes!

    http://www.plushdivas.blogspot.com

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  16. Your absolutely gorgeous and this outfit looks stunning on you. I love that skirt. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Your blog is great - awesome pictures! I will be following:)

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  17. Oh Dear Lord those shoes....I would sleep in them!!!!
    (And the skirt is adorable =)

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  18. nice colors!!! already follow your blog :)

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  19. I think you are the cutest ever! You remind me of a sweet doll. Innocent face with way cuter clothes than any baby doll I ever owned!

    Love those shoes! BANGIN!!!

    My hair color usually changes with the season, but I've been dark all summer so I won't have to do much. Maybe i'll add some highlights and warm it up a bit. I grew my brows out cause they were much too thin from my last threading and although my eye brows aren't thick, the stray hairs are driving me nuts!

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  20. You look fantastic! Awesome outfit - I wish I owned a skirt like that :D
    Totally know what you mean about wearing form-fitting clothes instead of swimming in them. I have days when I wanna do one or the other.
    I just got my hair cut and I hate it. It's a lot shorter and I just feel lost with the length - lost and a little out of proportion. I took about 4 fingers worth off my longest layer so it's all pretty much the same length. I'm planning on growing it long again now :)

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  21. These shoes are KILLLLER. You look amazing :) I just read through your posts and I have to say, you inspire me. I love every word that you write! You make me feel better empowered.

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  22. Omg, love that skirt. then i got to the shoes, i think i am in love with them even more. hot hot outfit!

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  23. I am so envious of all the great clothes you have - I'd love to own a pretty sparkly skirt like that!

    I REALLY need a haircut right now - but I am trying to decide if I should get it cut in Seoul before I leave or in Auckland.

    My hair is naturally mousey brown so I usually dye it black or super dark brown but I feel like adding some cute foils or something for autumn.

    www.adventuresofagirlfromthenaki.blogspot.com

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  24. I think you look fantastic, good on you for owning your curves!! xx

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com/

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  25. that skirt & those heels are very SATC - and you rock them !

    http://seraluxe.blogspot.com

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  26. Thanks for your comment on my blog! You're really sweet :)
    xoxo

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  27. you are a beautiful person ! if you dont mind i linked u up at my fashion fix column

    because you are beautiful , stylish and i love your confidence

    size does not matter at all trust me

    i can never be a size 0 , sometimes i walk with my head hang low

    your blog makes me feel better about myself

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  28. you're brilliant, love your look! Such a gorgeous blog! xx

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  29. Gorgeous outfit! those shoes are AMAZING!! xx

    If you haven't already don’t forget to enter my giveaway @ http://thriveonnovelty.blogspot.com/2010/08/first-giveaway.html

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  30. You are rocking that skirt! I don't see how it hugs any bumps actually, it looks very streamlined. Plus you look like you are having fun and so confident! More power to you, friend :)

    Bea from A plus B

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  31. Fab outfit, perfect for a night out! You have the most amazing shoes!

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  32. Your skirt is so much fun! You look fierce my dear!

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  33. Your skirt is too awesome! Shiny, sparkly, pink - what's not to love?

    I'm planning on making a couple changes. I definitely want to change some of my wardrobe - I have stuff that I keep wearing because well, it fits me and it's in good condition. But I don't really like it. So I am going to try to stop forcing myself to wear things I don't like. I've been ripping pages out of magazines for outfit inspiration because I want to define my style a bit better. And I have a hair appointment for Thursday to switch my hair up a little! But it will be a surprise :)

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  34. That skirt look so great on you, I don't think it highlights anything else than your inner glow. The shoes are fabulous!

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  35. Love the shoes doll..I want a pair.
    www.sophisticurve.com The Invisible Fashionista

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  36. are those shoes a recent purchase? I have to get my hands on a pair, they're amazing looking.

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  37. Not only do you bedazzle with that sequin skirt, you add some fierceness with those sandals. Totally awesome pictures of a totally awesome girl like yourself! :)

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com (John's Blog Space)

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  38. You're encouraging me to start online shopping for clothes! Gah, the only US store I feel I have is Torrid but there's only so much you can get from them. HELP! What stores ship to the US that carry sizes 18 (US)?

    - Kathy
    kathyknowsmusic.com

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