Aussie Curves: Dark

Dress: Savannah @ Harris Scarfe

Shoes: Milu

Necklace: DIY

scorcher in Melbourne today! Forty degrees!

Don’t you find it funny how maxi-dresses seem to be such a great go-to for hot days? You’d think the longer hem and expanse of fabric would actually make you less comfortable in the heat, but I usually find it the other way round. Maybe it’s got to do with sweating, or chafing, or the heat of the sun on the skin, but when it gets really hot I’d take a loose, flowy maxi-dress over a teensy little pair of shorts every time.

I’m a brights girl (duh!) and as you know I wear a lot of colour. This week’s Aussie Curves challenge “Dark” was always going to be something a bit different from my usual ensembles just by virtue of the fact I haven’t got a HUGE amount of “dark” in my wardrobe (More than I have of shorts though. That’ll be a REAL challenge when it comes up in a few weeks!)

I think probably I subconsciously rail against wearing dark, because so much fashion that has been made to fit me used to be exclusively dark coloured. “They” say plus-sizes should wear dark colours because it’s slimming (that’s important, apparently). Personally I have my suspicions that it’s because it’s easier to hide in dark colours.

Anyway, when I wear black it’s because it looks good against my pale skin, it plays up my dark hair and eyes, and because it’s fun to accessorise with a blank palette. And I make sure I always get my colour fix.

Today’s colour fix is my tight-ass homage to the necklaces of Made By Emily Green. I’ve been lusting after one for years, but after hemming and hawing at countless craft markets over colour choices I came to the conclusion that they looked best in multiples… and I couldn’t afford two necklaces. So I decided to make my own.

They’re a little bodgy – you can see my fingerprints in the clay, and at least one has unintentional table-grit included – but buying the materials was a darn sight cheaper than buying the finished necklaces, and I have enough left over to make lots more beads for lots more necklaces, which means CHRISTMAS!

I’ll put up the DIY instructions tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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12 thoughts on “Aussie Curves: Dark

  1. The necklaces look lovely! I do love Emily Green’s necklaces and scarves and artwork…I saw them all again at the Markit on the weekend-next time Im buying one of her original pics, the ones of beautiful colored dots…so so so pretty!
    Black does suit you, the dress looks gorgeous. Cant wait for the cool change- you might get to wear alot of maxi dresses this summer I think!!!

  2. Love this! Those necklaces are AMAZING stacked. You and whatever the heck you make the beads out of are magic together. I hope you have a long and happy relationship. you look gorgeous!

    Shorts week, easy, you’ve got this. ;)

  3. Love that you gave a dark outfit a pop of colour. The necklace is cute. I reckon that ‘rule’ about looking slimmer in black only applies if you stand against a black wall. I prefer colour too. It always looks more refreshed and fabulous.

  4. The necklaces are really cute, and look very professional to me! Agree that a pop of colour with a black dress is the way to go. Love the look :-)

  5. You’re soooo pretty! And well done on the challenge since you’re not a fan of dark colours.

    Can I also say… that I want to eat your necklace…

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