Friday, September 30, 2011
Beach bag Vintage original 1950's beach bag from Camberwell Market.
Fringe Cape City Chic Fringe Kaftan $79.95 AUD (Makes a great beach cover up as well as a glamourous nighttime shrug).
Sunnies My prescription Ray Ban's (I'm as blind as a bat without em!)
Trashy fash mag My week isn't complete without a flick through Grazia.
Swimsuit City Chic retro polka dot frill skirt one piece $99.95 AUD.
Sandals Melissa's jelly sandals are the perfect summer shoe!
If only I could be on holiday every day!
Myself & Store Manager Sharee share with you our favourite pieces from our pretty candy style file.
I love the Blue Eyes Jacket it works really well with neutral and lighter colours. I've paired it with Vintage Lace Spot Top over my black Glamourazon Jeans and added the Gold Heart Necklace for a bit of sparkle. I also really like the Self Diamond Cut Out Cami. It's a silky fabric in vibrant yellow, gives great contrast when paired with a Black Shrug and black pants or Jeans (a great example of how to add colour to your solid separates).
Sharee loves the Stone Military Jacket. It's a very versatile piece to have in your wardrobe as it can be worn with anything. She has chosen to team it with either Top Pretty Bloom Print or Ruffle Bust Candy Top and Lattice Stitch Skinny Jeans for her perfect spring outfit.
Customer on Pretty Candy:
“I’ve been waiting for dresses to come out like these for ages. The flowers are almost vintage like, I love it”.
– Tea Tree Plaza Store
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I mostly wear dresses.
For me, it is always novel to try out something new and that's what I am trying in this post. A while ago - my signature look involved a City Chic denim skirt, Black Cami top and tiny black bolero...
This is the Jade Animal Print Top by City Chic that came out in July. I LOVE the jewel colour of the top combined with the ruffle, sparkle and tiger print. This is lovely and flowy... On the tube in London, things get so damn hot, so I've decided to try some clothing with a bit more movement to hopefully offset that. As you can see, I have harked back to my reliable skirt (Sigh! Such Love!) and bolero. I am liking this look but admit I AM a little unsure of myself. I feel casual and cute, but I would love to know your opinions...
Ha ha! Let me know!
For Ruffle Tops in Australia: Go here!
For Ruffle Tops in North America: Go here!
Oh, if you're in the States - check out this Waterfall Frill Top... It's on sale and just so cute!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I'm Teer Wayde a Melbourne based fashion blogger and plus size model. I've been a City Chic fan for years so imagine my delight when I was asked to be a part of their blogging team!
I have my own distinct style and flair and I can't wait to share all my in-store finds with you all. I'm sometimes kooky, have a obsession with all things spooky and an addiction to high heels and red lippy! Pinup, Military and Rock Chic are my go to styles but I'm never afraid to try something new. I wear an XS or 14 in all City Chic styles so if you ever need any measurements or help don't be afraid to ask.
So I wanted to share my latest fabulous find with you!
City Chic Military Zippers Jacket $99.95 AUD
Here's a few items online right now I'd love to rock with this jacket. What would you wear this jacket with?
Wear it with a bright floral print! The City Chic Floral Fancy Dress $99.95 AUD will pop against the army green of the jacket.
City Chic Strapless Inca Monotone Dress $139.95 AUD
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
First, let me just say that I am a “CLOTHESOHOLIC.” I have so many clothes that I am constantly going through my closet weeding through the items that I haven’t worn in awhile to make room for the new stuff. Dresses are my all time FAV but, right now I am in love with City Chic’s Feather Fantasy Skirt. I love this skirt so much that I have packed it in my suit case every time I have flown to a different state for business or holiday. It is the one clothing item I can not live without.
I have worn it for many nights out with the girls, to work, for a photo shoot and on a date. I love the movement of it. I like to dance and its fun the way the fringe and feathers seam to float in the air while I’m twirling. I like to wear it with a tank or a corset pulled up high with a belt for a high waist look. Every time I have worn this skirt I have gotten a plethora of compliments (from men and women).
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A few days later I was off to Washington D.C. for Fashion Night Out Plus in Alexandria, VA. I was modeling in the fashion show that night and wanted to mingle fashionable but comfortable. I choose to rock the City Chic Vinyl Waistband Tunic with leggings and pumps. It was definitely a conversation to. The vinyl waistband defines your shape nicely but also gives a bit of edge to the outfit. Just how I like it! Definitely another great City Chic piece.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The first thing I noticed was that the style of the dress was amazingly flattering on my figure I couldn’t believe my eyes when I actually saw the shape this dress gave to my body, I am so use to being disappointed with my past experiences in buying dresses elsewhere that I strayed away from my love of wearing dresses until now, I have to give great credit to City Chic for designing clothing which fits us curvy ladies so perfectly, So a HUGE thank you to City Chic for helping me Re find the love of wearing dresses again, Here is a picture of how it looked on me.
And with this month being the Rugby World Cup Season here in New Zealand the dress sure came in handy for Saturday Night’s game, Here I am again and I am wearing my dress with a pair of Nude Pumps, And a couple of my City Chic bangles, and I could not finish the look off without my Irish Flag. This dress definitely is a Hit for me and sure to grab attention, I can definitely see this dress transitioning into summer, so I am above and beyond glad to have this sitting in my closet.
Thanks for reading ladies have a fabulous week and be sure to let me know what your dress picks are for the season you are in.?
|Group Shot before hitting The Valley|
Me with my new partner in crime Mel.
Myself and the gorgeous Karina
The lovely ladies on Saturday night
Beautiful Krystal and Tash
As you can see by the photos City Chic outfits were out in force! The Lace Back Floral Tunic, Stripe Military Girl Dress, and the Military Shirt Dress, all made an appearance, as well as City Chic jeans and even a few 'vintage' City Chic pieces! How amazing do all the girls look! I love how City Chic can make us curvy girls feel and look amazing. I am wearing the Fringe Detail Tunic in a Size M, honestly ladies how is this dress not sold out? It is amazing, yes at first when I tried it on I was a bit worried I looked a bit Jon Bon Jovi-ish circa his fringed jacket days but once I got over that I realised how amazing it looked on, and most importantly how comfortable it felt! It's extremely versatile as well and can be worn to a variety of occasions. I wore it with a pair of Full Length Leggings, Black peep-toe wedges and a flower halo in my hair. I would also wear it to festivals in the summer with leggings and a pair of sandals. The Fringe Detail Tunic is actually HALF PRICE on the City Chic website at the moment so I'm going to order another because I know I will wear mine until it falls apart. I'm going to order my best friend one as well and help share the City Chic love!
The City Chic Spring collection has just launched. I love the Pretty Mermaid Corsage dress and the Sexy Bandage Dress. Both would be perfect for a Ladies Night filled with cocktails and dancing.
Now that you have seen the pictures and read about my perfect 'Ladies Night' I want to hear all about your idea of a perfect Ladies Night, more importantly what City Chic piece would you wear to your Ladies Night?
Friday, September 16, 2011
All swimwear is in store now! It will be available online later today. What is your favourite piece in the collection?
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Last weekend, Mr. Darcy and I headed into London to go to the Cast and Crew Screening of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I did a small stint on the film and was lucky to get a glimpse of the finished movie before release. I really love this film and I'm very proud of it.
Now, a cast and crew screening isn't as glamorous as I would love it to be... it involves - waking up at 7am, ON A SUNDAY(!!) and heading to Leicester Square on the tube to be security screened (for recording devices) at 9am... before the film starts at 10am. They do the screenings early so that they don't interfere with regular showings later in the day. And while it's always listed as "Cast and Crew" it's really just crew members in the cinema at that time!
So. Last Sunday morning, in pouring rain - I woke up and with my man trudged into the city. While a "social" event, screenings are also work(ish) because you see all your colleagues. I always like to look casual, always NEED to be relaxed (it IS a Sunday, afterall), but always want to look a little "put together" too...
The look I went for is a current favourite and all of it comes from City Chic! Shorts, Grey Cami, Leggings, Sexy Boots and Party Shrug. I actually LOVE this look and have seen it become a "signature" way for me to dress. I think my body looks great in this combination and it lets me feel ULTRA comfortable, while also looking really nice.
The necklace, along with jam, was bought at a little English Countryside Fete! I like to embrace the Englishness of EVERYTHING!
Here is a photo of the cast from Tinker Tailor at the Premiere last night... I might have worn strappy shoes and a dress for that one! ESPECIALLY with such a good looking cast!
Smooches - Em. x.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
City Chic beaded belt dress $179.95 AUD which she loved as purple is her favourite colour.
City Chic longline ruffle tunic $69.95 AUD which matched her coral manicure perfectly. Ebony has great legs from and she loves showing them off so this dress got a huge tick from her.
City Chic stripe pencil skirt $69.95 AUD teamed with City Chic knit chiffon top $59.95 AUD. We felt this look would really work as an office look rather than a night of drinking and dancing at a bar but Ebony still had it in mind as the final look.
City Chic spliced sailor dress $99.95 AUD on the mannequin she knew she had to try it on.
City Chic crystal drop earrings $14.95 AUD to go with the outfit. So now comes the big question, what look do you think she went for?
What's in the bag?