Welcome to Aussie Curves COLOUR CLASH week. Holy heck there are going to be some major colour explosions. Exciting. But excuse me for a little today Sugers as I get a little sentimental with you all. This blog is coming up to her third birthday. Next month it will be a year since I decided to share outfit photos every week. Did you even know that this blog basically existed without outfit photos for two whole years of its life? Most new people don’t.

I’m grateful I made that decision, not just for the future of the blog but for myself as well. 12 months ago I was struggling with my life not being everything I thought it would be. I’d been married for seven years and we were in our third year trying for a baby. My career was a nothing after leaving an industry I was highly trained and effective in {abruptly} and I found myself pretty much retired. I needed something for me. Something that would make me feel like me.

It turns out the talking confidence, style and health for everyone is my thing. Changing the direction of this blog focused my attention, made me look inwards and dig out the underlying issues I had, it made me focus on me and how I planned to be effective in this life. This blog has cemented the way I feel about myself and others around me. It has questioned my ideas on health, bodies, media and style. I find myself being braver, stronger and having more fun.

And it all came together here.  

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So, right. Here we are, let’s talk colour clash. I got a little sidetracked down memory lane there. Colour clash! Oh my goodness, right!? I’m not sure about you but I’m way too casual to wear this sort of look too often. It’s just so darn BRIGHT. Confronting it turns out. But lots and lots of fun. Trust me, there’s something about being a shining beacon of colour on colour that pushes your confidence buttons. Seriously, I thought I was pretty much done with feeling shy about my outfit choices until I wore this one out.

What I really wanted was a trench coat in the same shade as my boots to wrap around me and tone the whole thing down a little {if you find that trench, let me know!}. I felt shy but I did it anyway. I had chosen this outfit in my home and I was going to wear it anywhere I wanted to wear it. Eeeek! That’s the difference in the last year. LAst year I wouldn’t have worn this. Last year I would’ve taken it back off and wore something else. Last year, I was pretty cool. This year, I’m awesome. That’s why I wanted the share that stuff above, because I hope for the same thing for you.

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Top – Autograph
Skirt – Virtu {birthday present!}
Necklace & Earrings – Op Shop WIN
Boots – Bare Foot Tess

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  • Jocelyn Brewer

    those colours are made for you… you look absolutely gorgeous! you have fabulous legs 😉 thanks for sharing what kick-started your blog.

    • Thank you Jocelyn! These legs take kilometres of running and a dash of genetics but that you. Haha.

      And you’re welcome. I’m glad to hear it wasn’t just an eye roll situation. 😉

      • Jocelyn Brewer

        Ooo running… good on you. The most exercise I get is walking Mr 6 to school and strutting around the shop on Fri & Sat 😉

        It was a lovely read. Thanks!

        • Ummm mah! Come on, you can do better than that! 😉

          • Jocelyn Brewer

            Working on it!

            • Great! Sorry to bug you, you know what an exercise pusher I am. 😛

              • Jocelyn Brewer

                No probs hun. Just a matter of finding the time (and motivation).

  • sheribombblog

    LOVE this outfit!! Very 60s, great colours on you and I love those earrings! Also, when I got this dress I was like ‘woah, maybe I can’t pull this off? It’s a bit full on…’ and now it’s one of my most fave dresses ever and every time I wear it I get heaps of compliments, including in the US!! Sometimes you just gotta be brave to turn yourself around. Also, I promise to stop spamming your blog with pictures lol

    • Spam me baby! LOVE this and I’m so glad you shared it. You’re right, of course. As nervous as I was the wear this outfit, I’m glad I did and people commented on the colours suiting me at least three times that morning. Sometimes you really do just have to get yourself out of the way.

  • You are so so gorgeous and I just love your knack to put together a killer outfit. Seriously in awe.
    I think you’re doing a lot for women of all shapes and sizes, young and old. This blog is an amazing inspriational place, and it all comes from you.

    • Thank you Pink! You’re too kind to me as always and I appreciate every single word of it. Thank you my friend, thank you very much. xo

  • Great colours – they look great together and on you – I really need to get a pair of nude ankle boots.

    • Thank you Pamela. And do it, it’s the best thing I’ve ever added to my shoe wardrobe.

  • alisonspence

    Those colours look amazing on you! The aqua and tangerine suit you so much, but I hear ya re feeling like a beacon. HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY SUGER COAT IT!!! 🙂 yay!

    • Thank you Alison! Haha. I’m glad I’m not the only one to get the beacon thing. And thank you! September is the official date, thinking maybe I should have a PARTY! 😉

  • SpiikerKat

    Happy Birthday to your Blog! I’m so glad you decided to start doing outfit photos, i love your “she wore what”!
    Outfit is awesome, i love the colours together, you look hot!

    • Thank you! Me too. I always enjoyed putting together outfits and would rarely share them. I’ll have to find the link to my first fashion post, it’s a bit cute. Haha.

      And geeez, thank you! xo

  • Surely Sarah

    Just have to say – I ADORE this outfit! It has just the kind of bright colours I love to wear in winter to cheer myself up. I am a bit jealous of that top I must say! Best outfit post of the month!

    • Thank you Sarah! They are some pretty great colours. I hear you about cheering yourself up. Me too.

      And don’t be jealous, I picked this top up two for $20 each and have it in five different colours. On the second year with some and they still look this good. Just sayin’! 😉

  • I love these colours together! I think you look fab! x

  • Sparkles and Lace

    You look amazing! I adore your skirt! Those booties are so cute!

    • Thank you muchly! I’m so happy with these booties now, they go with everything. LOVE.

  • Words cannot express how much I love this outfit! Those are not two colours I would think of putting together, but I LOVE it!
    And yes, you ARE awesome, and I’m so glad you’ve found your blogging happy place! I remember the days when you didn’t post weekly outfit pics, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing you expand, to kind of bring more to the blog, and while you’ve always been honest and shared a lot, I feel like you’ve opened up even more.

    • Thank you Nat, for the compliments and for saying what you did about the blog. You’re a gem, my friend. xo

  • Nailed it! You look just gorgeous! Perfect.