Quick tip: Workout gear for hourglasses and pear shapes

Wardrobe planning

I just had the luck to discover a beautiful blog ‘Agent Athletica‘, where there is an absolute abundance of amazing workout/hiking outfits modelled by the beautiful Suzanne.  It looks like Suzanne has quite a curvy but slim, athletic figure and I think she would be perfect inspiration for us curvy gals.  Have a look if you’re in the market for athletic gear ❤

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That is a stunning outfit: Jean from ExtraPetite

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Extrapetite.com is one of my favourite blogs EVER and hugely successful.  I’ve followed the blog since about 2011 and have watched Jean develop her blog into a powerful brand, she works like a boss and ensures every look is deployed perfectly.  I sometimes look at her TINY thighs and think I shouldn’t really be on her site xD – the term extra-petite is for really small framed and short girls, but she creates THE most beautiful outfits in just my favourite style, so I keep turning up!

I love this look below SO much and think it would also work for a curvier body.

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The neutral tones work incredibly well, creating an expensive-looking ensemble.  Here is a link to the original post on Extrapetite.com.

Football babe casual outfits inspiration with Fanny Neguesha

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Ms Neguesha is THE. MASTER. of pitch-side dressing, so if you have a sports-match date coming up and want to look amazing, take a leaf out of her book with these three looks.  I’ll put each look in it’s own separate post in a mini-series of three posts.

Look 1: knotted white tee and jeans

 

I really think this is one of the best examples of a casual jeans-and-tee outfit I’ve ever seen on an hourglass figure.  It helps that Fanny is model-tall and model-thin but she’s great inspiration for any hourglass woman because she very definitely has boobs, hips, and thighs.  She shows us that it’s not just the clothes that count, it’s how you wear them and what you wear them with.

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Now first up, lets take a look at the details.  Her hair is stunning, and she has natural toned, extremely well-blended extensions here, and I’d guarantee a whole lotta styling has gone into her ‘just woke up like this’ soft straight-waves style.  Jewellery-wise, she’s gone for high sparkle stud earrings which go great with the chilled vibe of the outfit, whilst still looking super pretty; don’t underestimate the effect of some really sparkly stud earrings, it seems like a silly point but it’s an easy and effective upgrade to any outfit and can cost next to nothing.  I love the statement metallic cuff on her wrist, as well as her pop-of-colour manicure.  The colourful pieces work nicely against the neutral background of a white tee and jeans, as well as natural hair and make-up that don’t compete for attention.  I love the stacked rings too.

She’s got a full face of extremely skilfully applied natural make up here, with a slight cat-eye eyeliner look.  Her skin looks glossy and perfect here, it looks just moisturised but she could also be wearing a subtle shimmer body lotion, something like Prty Peaushun.

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She’s chosen an extremely flattering tee-shirt here, with a scoop/v-neck, slouchy dropped shoulder-line, laid-back rolled sleeves and I love how she’s knotted the front to make it a bit cropped.

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She’s gone for mid-rise ripped skinny jeans in a mid-wash blue, and they look incredible. I normally shy away from lighter jeans shades as I find them less flattering than mid to darker shades, but she’s making me want to try a lighter coloured pair again xD

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You’ll see in the photo below she’s gone for some low-heels in the form of heeled sneakers and lastly has slung a football tee round her waist which covers her butt – a great trick if you want to wear skinny jeans but feel a bit over-exposed.

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She’s definitely one to watch, Fanny Neguesha, as she has millions of little tricks like the above to turn all her outfits into masterpieces without you realising why or how she looks so good.  She achieves the ideal which is that everyone looks at her and just sees an incredibly attractive woman, without paying attention to the numerous details that contribute.  Bravo.

OOTD: Beige casual chinos for summer

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These photos were taken indoors on a dark evening so the lighting was awful to start with.  I’ve brightened them as much as I can in photoshop but lost a lot of quality on the way – but let’s just pretend they’re ok and carry on as friends would 😛

One day I promise I’ll invest in a good camera, tripod and lighting but that day is not today sadly xD.

ANYWAY I need to get on with the post!  I really enjoyed chilling in this outfit.  The gorgeous super comfy cotton trousers are from Quiksilver years ago (now Roxy clothing I believe).  I bought them after seeing this awesome promotional photo of a girl sitting in the side door of a VW camper van, with her grey t-shirt and beige chinos, ankles rolled up and some sweet Converse sneakers on.  It all looked so chill and cool that I totally bought into it.

Here’s me in my house.  Working on the VW camper van for now.  I’m sure I’ll get there….eventually….xD

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I paired the chinos with a boxy cropped t-shirt from K-mart NZ.  Similar chinos are available here by the way.  The garments are all boxy and straight which adds to the slightly masculine outline and chilled vibe of this combo.  The reason it probably works is that the shoulder-widening cap sleeves balance the hips nicely, the scoop neck of the tee shows a slim neckline.  The skin on show – arms, lower waistline and ankles, give the eye three narrow points of reference that make it obvious that there’s a slimmer figure beneath.  That’s why I chose a crop for this outfit – it worked better than a boxy full-length tee would.

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I love the low-slung waistline of the chinos and the loose but not-too-loose fit.  I added a small heel (from my Wearable Heels haul) of about 1.5 inches to lengthen and slim the leg and ankle, and it really helped to have the straps in a lovely nude colour to achieve this (plus it went with the beige chinos really well).Brightened pic 4

Speak to you soon xx

Quick OOTD: Floral wide-leg trousers and white blouse

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I paired the trousers from this set on Boohoo with my white stretch/fitted blouse from Pepperberry  (bought a year ago) and my huge tan platform heels as below (they go with everything – I’ve had so much wear out of them, from Asos.com originally a couple of years ago).

Thought I’d take a super quick snap to share with you and I’ll add more photos from that day soon (mirror selfies so you can see what the full outfit looked like).

These trousers are long for me, and I had to pin them to fit my waist (they were a size 8 and my waist is currently 24.5 inches) but I love the idea of them for summer, easy to wear for pottering round the shops, dining out on summer nights paired with some huge platform wedges, and if you’re me, they’re work-worthy too 🙂

These came with a matching top from Boohoo but I don’t recommend the top for over a B-cup bust as there’s not a lot of fabric.  Unlike most of the things I buy from Boohoo which are in stretchy fabric that accommodates curves, this set however is woven fabric, so unfortunately it’s a bit more hit and miss if it will fit or not.  The set is extremely summery and pretty however, and currently on sale for only $13 NZD, so some of you may find it works perfectly for them.  I will say the trousers have a really nice small waist to hip ratio too, it’s just that the size 8 is probably better for a 25-26 inch waist, but the hips were comfortable/slightly loose on my 34.5 inch hips – with this cut of garment, you don’t need to have them tight so it looked fine as far as I can tell.  But my point is an hourglass gal with the usual ’10 inch difference between waist and hips’ will do well with the waist:hip ratio of these trousers.  One thing I really really like about Boohoo is that you can fairly easily find clothes that fit a small waist, and that is really rare.  It’s a bonus they sell clothes so cheaply given the fit and stretchiness of the clothes tends to play to our figures very well.

The Pepperberry blouse is comfortable and stretchy, the shaping fits pretty well – I think I got this in a 8RC ‘really curvy’ according to their sizing system.  Even the darting and extra accommodation for the curves doesn’t stop it puckering a little bit at the buttons unfortunately as you can see on the picture, but in real life it’s not very obvious and there isn’t any gaping.  I probably just need to iron it better.  Overall, I’m really pleased I bought it and pleased to have a form-fitting classic white blouse to pop under high waisted skirts and trousers for summer.  A great layering piece, too, for preppy looks under cardigans and belted with a skinny belt.  I’d recommend it.

Edit: Here’s a full length photo as promised, it was a bit dark so I had to brighten it in photoshop but you get the idea.

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Quick post: OOTD wearing my new heels from mini-haul

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Hello lovely ones, just a quick OOTD pic (from my porch today – yay new camera angle!).  I promised a few pics with outfits I’d put together wearing my new low heels from the recent mini-haul post, and here’s the first one.

This is my work outfit from today, with my faithful skinny jeans, and the navy glittery sandals as below:

I paired these with a navy strappy camisole from Glassons (similar in black here), which is a really silky-feeling, versatile piece with added interest at the neckline (it’s not as low as it looks in the pic, but a bit too much cleavage is the downfall of taking pictures from such an acute angle).  You can’t see it here, but I’ve tucked the cami into my jeans, with a chunky tan leather belt to add a pop of contrasting colour (that incidentally matches my current hair-colour, but, yeno…;P) (full disclosure: ok I also matched my eyeshadow to the hair and belt today, with a nice rust-coloured smokey eye, because I’M THAT PERSON OK?  That pedantic person that takes intense delight out of things matching and co-ordinating xD. Time and therapy is sure to sort it out, don’t worry).

Last of all, I’ve popped a navy v-neck knit cardigan from Glassons over the cami, and for jewellery I had some studs in my ears, and my staple silver chains round my neck.

Hopefully I’ll get some outfits with the remaining two low heels (the tan sandals and the grey strappy ones (I’ve taken photos of the metallic flatform trainers already for another post – coming soon :P).

Have a great week xx

Hourglass casual outfits: Fanny Neguesha

Celebrity inspiration

Ok let’s get it out the way: life has ruined this perfectly normal women’s name for most of us (!) but when you’re this beautiful, I guess you can call yourself whatever you like ha!

Fanny is a french-speaking model and actress living in Europe, and she’s got the perfect hourglass figure.  She’s great inspiration for casual hourglass outfits because on dressed-down days, she has a cool street vibe, follows trends closely and has a really healthy couldn’t-care-less attitude about her body which I find confidence-inspiring.

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