Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sally's Pick of this Week: Lady Stark

Sally dropped into our Pitt St store over the weekend and tried on her favourite picks of this weeks newest and hottest look, Lady Stark!

Here are her favourites!

This clashing print tunic is super flattering and I love how this moto jacket completes the look!

Miss Geo Tunic- 00092458- $99.95 
Moto Bolero Jacket- 00089794- $129.95

This top is super sexy with the gorgeous lace detail on the shoulders. Perfect with a pair of jeans and some heels for Friday night.

Eyelash Lace Trim Top- 00091688- $69.95
Wetlook Skinny Jean- 00087040- $89.95

Loving the subtle shimmer of this metallic peekaboo top. I have it in hot pink and when I saw this sparkly version I have to try it on! 

Metallic Peekaboo Top- 00091700- $59.95
Wetlook Skinny Jean- 0008740- $89.95

Enjoy lovelies xxx

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

B cup Boudoir

 Welcome to my boudoir. This is the scariest blog post I have ever written in my eight year blogging career. This is a blog post I never thought I would be brave enough to share but here I am sharing it with the world right now. Why is it so scary? Well, further down the page you will see me in nothing but lingerie! Yes here I am, a fat woman, laying myself bare in my underwear for the world to see. Obviously I'm not the first fatshion blogger to be brave enough to share this much skin, I think that honour would have to go to Gabi Fresh and her fatkini and the many others who she inspired around the world to share their lumps and bumps too. But first here I am before taking my clothes off. As soon as I saw this striped top in City Chic I knew I wanted to Eddie Sedgwick it up and wear it just with some black opaque tights for a little blog photoshoot - just like in this photo of Eddie herself I added to my pinterest board. I think my new bob hairstyle works really well with 1960s mod looks.

Stripe Bardot Top $49.95 AUD
120 Denier Opaque Tights $14.95 AUD

I never thought I would be brave enough to post photos of myself in lingerie but here I am doing it. The reason I am doing it is because City Chic have finally released a B cup bra!!! I have been waiting and waiting for this moment. The smaller cups can be found in the contour bra range and start at 18B, with an 18C too. Then there is a 20B and 20C and next a 22B and 22C. Of course the larger cups are still represented but now us smaller chested girls have some pretty bras that fit too! I am over the moon with this news. I've always found it difficult to find bras that fit my tiny cup size and my size 18 band size. Impossible would be the best word to describe finding one that fit.

Smooth & Chic Control Brief in Black $49.95 AUD
Smooth & Chic Multiway Contour Bra $59.95 AUD

I love this convertible bra - make it strapless for those awkward tops that the bra strap is always visible for or wear it with the straps for everyday wear. Basically it is my dream bra!

Smooth & Chic Multiway Contour Bra $59.95 AUD

Well here I am in just City Chic's lingerie, a moment I never thought would happen. Whilst this photo doesn't really show it I think plunge style bra's look better with my smaller bust as they show more cleavage when usually I don't really have any. Thus I love how sexy this bra makes me feel. Plus I'm sure you all know how much I love a good fuchsia pink.

Emma Plunge Contour Bra $59.95 AUD
Emma Shorty $24.95 AUD

I love how elegant and stylish this set is. The pretty pastel pink floral print mixed with the contrasting soft mesh looks so beautiful together. I also love how the knickers have a mesh see through back - very very sexy! The front of the knickers also have the same contrast mesh as a bow which looks so very pretty which I love. The bra gives perfect shape and lift to my B cup chest, something which is often hard to find in a bra in my size.

Isabella Contour Bra $59.95 AUD
Isabella Shorty $24.95 AUD

Well there you have it! It wasn't so bad and scary after all, although there is always the comments - so please play nice! Are you like me, always struggling to find a plus size bra in a small cup size? Have you tried out City Chic's new B and C cup bras yet? Let me know in the comments below. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Get the Look: Lady Stark

Get The Look: Lady Stark 

I can’t get enough of City Chic’s Lady Stark look, and I’m here to help you match your makeup to the clothes.

Pink lips are an absolute must. You’ve probably got at least one pink lipstick in your collection, but if you don’t I would recommend starting with something simple like the bellaboxPout Pencil in Pinky Promise. This is so easy to apply, thanks to the wind up crayon style packaging. It has a beautiful pink tone and contains Vitamin E and Beeswax to moisturise even the driest lips. Even if you think you can’t wear pink, give it a go – you might surprise yourself!

We talk a lot about eyes, but what about your brows? A well-defined eyebrow can change your whole face shape. The trend these days is for a thicker, filled in brow. If you don’t naturally have full brows or you’ve over plucked in the past it’s actually incredibly easy to fill them in with the AnastasiaBeverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel.  This cult Hollywood product looks like a mascara, but don’t worry it’s just lightly tinted! You simply brush it along your brows to give them some natural colour and help fill in any gaps. If you’re after really defined eyes, the AnastasiaBeverly Hills Brow Wiz might be for you. It has a pencil and a small brush for defined but well blended brows. Whatever your choice of tool, it’s absolutely time to start making a statement with your eyebrows.

We need a dark smokey eye to really make this look work. This means the darkest black eyeshadow you can find. Use a brush to really blend this in across your eyelid, and add a dark pencil liner to finish your look. If you want a versatile eye product, the OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil can be used as both a liner and an eyeshadow. One of my favourite pencil liners is the Eye Of Horus Charcoal Obsidian Goddess Pencil. It’s really dark and creamy and give you the perfect evening eye.


We want to play up our cheeks with a beautiful rosy blush. Don’t be scared of blush. To apply, I smile and find the apples of my cheeks and then lightly brush it across my face with a circular movement. Remember to blend blend blend or you’ll end up with 80s stripes or little pink circles. Try the MeMeMe Blush Box for a warm and healthy glow.

We are going pink! If you’re usually a red or neutral gal, this might be a change for you. But I have a love affair with Barbie pink nails. There’s something really fun about a girly nail. Try ButterLondon’s Cake-Hole  for a perfect cupcake pink.

Julia x

Introducing... Julia from Bellabox!!!

Hi ladies, my name is Julia and I am your new beauty blogger! I am the Beauty Editor at bellabox, and there’s nothing I like more than trying out new products and sharing my discoveries with my friends. I have been working as a writer for quite a few years, mainly in the world of celebrity and music. So it is a dream come true to now be able to dedicate all my time to writing about makeup and skin care!

Julia x

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sports Luxe Harajuku Style

My personal style is very much influenced by the streets of Harajuku in Tokyo, always has been and always will be. Having lived there and gotten to know and become friends with the designers and creators who make Harajuku what it is it's hard not to get inspired by it all. There is a unique fashion culture of dressing with no fear that just resonates heavily with me. I love how they embrace new things and use fashion as form of creative expression which is how I like to dress. I like to take a trend and make it my own, put my own spin on things.

Outfit details
Pink dress City Chic Pink Lady Swing Dress $99.95 AUD
Mesh jumper City Chic Sports Star Top $69.95 AUD
Black tights City Chic 120 Denier Opaque Tights $14.95 AUD
Pink faux fur backpack Bubbles Harajuku
Flatforms Jeffrey Campbell
Unicorn necklace Mademoiselle Yulia's brand Giza
Rings Assorted from Harajuku
Pom pom earrings Etsy

So that's what I have done with City Chic's latest Sports Luxe collection - I've made the look my own. The Sports Luxe look has been on the runway and on fashion blogs but like most trends it started out on the streets, especially those around Harajuku. I'm now contributing to City Chic's pinterest account with my own board for all my inspiration and I've been pinning my fave #sportsluxe pics all week. This outfit is inspired by this pins, especially those of Japanese model Kiko in her kawaii bubblegum pink look, Jpop singer (and my friend) Mademoiselle Yulia in a promo image from her amazing music video for Harajuku Wander looking sporty in pink and my personal style icon Susie Bubble from the blog Style Bubble rocking her all pink #sportsluxe look. You may have noticed a trend, yes I am obsessed with pink so as soon as I saw City Chic's Pink Lady Swing Dress I knew I just had to have it. By layering the City Chic Sports Star Top over the dress I had an instant #sportsluxe look. The Sports Luxe trend has a 90s hip hop vibe to it so I tied my top in a knot at my waist which is oh so music video in the 90s don't you think? Plus it helps to define and highlight my waist.

A BIG part of the #sportsluxe trend is cuffed elastic hems. Lot's of designers have used this statement making design element in recent collections from  local designers POC and Verner to international brands like Nasir Mazhar and Moschino. So I am in LOVE with the City Chic Sports Star Top's elastic cuffs! P.S. My unicorn gold chain necklace is actually by my friend Mademoiselle Yulia's brand Giza, I thought it was very fitting for this outfit seeing as she was the inspiration for it.

My backpack even has the elastic style going on, branded with the tagline of the store I bought it from in Harajuku - 'Bubbles saw the city'.

A Harajuku inspired #sportsluxe outfit wouldn't be complete without some flatfrom shoes. So Spice Girls in the 90s they really suit the 90s music video vibe mixed with Harajuku style I have going on in this look

Are you loving Sport Luxe as much as me? What influences your style? Don't be afraid to make a look your own!!! Oh and don't forget to follow my Pinterest board for City Chic to see where my inspirations take me next.