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Ash at French Bay

I have some seriously beautiful friends. Like, total babes. Because of the caliber of babes that I know, I’ve come to accept that I am the derpy friend. Like, I don’t know how to smile without laughing, but I’m totally on board with it. It means people that don’t know me think I’m the fun one! People think I’m funny, but really, I’m just laughing all the time because I don’t know what else to…
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Nautical Week!

Ok, so I have a confession to make – I skipped a week. I know I said I would do all the weeks, but the week-before-last’s theme was ‘Maxi Dress’…..and I don’t own a single floor-length anything. I can’t walk in long dresses – they get all caught up in my stick, and I risk tripping over more than usual. So sue me. But it’s ok, you guys. Last week’s outfit challenge theme was Nautical….
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Wedding Anniversary Roadtrip!

As I’m sure most of you have noticed, I’ve been a busy wee bee lately! I love what I do, and I love being busy, but with our first wedding anniversary falling on Waitangi Weekend, Tony and I decided to have a weekend away! A whole bunch of people I went to school with live in Wellington, and I’ve never really spent any time there (aside from the annual pilgrimage to Barn Dance!) so it…
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Copying a Pattern!

Last week, I took a day off. Shocking, I know, but being self-employed means that sometimes I can just do that. Anyway, I used my day off to make something fancy for myself. Or, at least, start something fancy for myself! I have this one dress, right, and I love it. The fit is great, the cut is great, and overall, it’s just a really good shape on me. The only photo I have, wearing…
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Working white into my wardrobe!

Sorry this is a touch late, I’ve been all kinds of occupied with work, and markets, and some gorgeous friends of mine who are visiting from Brisbane at the moment, so I haven’t had time to sit down and write! Last week, the theme for the NZ Style Curvettes ‘Outfit Challenge’ was White. For a plus-sized lass, there are often these supposed ‘rules’ around what she should and shouldn’t wear – No stripes, no bodycon, no…
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Miss Pinup NZ 2016!

Well. Well well well. I don’t know how to start this post in an eloquent fashion, so I’ll just launch right in…. You guys! I am so excited to announce that I’ve been selected as a finalist for the Miss Pinup New Zealand pageant for 2016, alongside a swathe of other gorgeous Kiwi pinups! I was going to try and play it cool, but I am stoked. Like, totally thrilled. And completely blown away by…
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Glamming up Beachwear!

This week, the theme for the NZ Style Curvettes Outfit Challenge is Swimwear, so I’d suggest stopping here if you’re squeamish – There are photos of my legs, and they’re not pretty, but if I can get past it, so can you. Haha. Now, I like to think of myself as a bit of a sun-worshiper. So much so that, 6 years ago, I left the eternal winter of my homeland (Dunedin) to move to warmer…
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Pinup Pants with Miss CC!

My gorgeous friend Miss Charlotte Cake approached me a few weeks ago to talk about doing a post, highlighting different ways to style pants while still looking like a glam pinup babe! Now, I have to confess something – I don’t wear pants. At all. Ever. I have a pair of black denim jeans, and a pair of black-and-white striped jeans (commonly referred to as my Beetlejuice Pants), both of which were bought as costume…
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Resolutions, Vows, and Self-Improvement.

It’s that time of year again, where people have started regretting their silly New Year’s Resolutions. The “I’m going to go to the gym every day”, or “I’m not going to buy anymore takeaways” kind of resolutions. The kind that don’t allow for any leeway. Some people are stubborn enough to commit to it, but for most of us, resolutions like that don’t stick. Why, you ask? Well, mostly because as soon as you slip…
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On ‘casual clothes’, and why I don’t have any.

This week, the NZ Style Curvettes Outfit Challenge theme was ‘Tee’. When I initially stumbled across this whole challenge, I gave it a quick glance and thought “Yeah, I can probably do all that, no biggie” After the first week, I decided that I could definitely do more than one outfit each week to fit the theme, and I’ve stuck to that for, like, a month now….until t-shirt week – I didn’t factor in how much…
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