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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Curves Around the World: Feminine Meets Masculine

 Good Morning, Friends!!!
It's a Sunday Morning and have not been able to sleep. I hope I do get an opportunity to thoroughly rest during the day. I would not want to start a week with a tired body. A week can be very long. Would never survive until next Friday.
Insomnia is a bitch. Excuse my language :)
It is Curves Around the World post - the theme this week is Feminine meets Masculine. This means I need to create one outfit with elements from both feminine and masculine world. To simplify this more for you: it means - I am suppose to wear what I usually wear as a lady but add a masculine piece in the mix as part of the outfit. It doesn't matter what I decide to throw in: it could be a shirt, blazer, boots etc from the men's world.
So, my translation for this theme is: I decided to choose one piece, a classic plaid vintage dress as a focus. Moreover, I created two outfits to show you how I'd usually wear this dress as a lady that I am, lol. I dressed it up with heels, belted and buttoned it up. It really is a beautiful outfit.
For what was required for this challenge: I added a stoned wash denim vest on top of this dress, chain neckpiece, replaced heels with dr martens boots and added a hat to spice things up. As you can see: I did not only wear one masculine piece. I decided to wear more pieces to take this outfit to the streets. This ensemble has 80's Rock flair, Grunge finesse and every tinge of style men are associated with.
I look like an artist y'all - attending a music festival - lol. I look amazing if I were to compliment myself :) Agree, agree? Am sure you do :)
Looking at both outfits - id consider choosing the second one: because it is more comfortable, accessible and more of my daily style. Comfort comes first but I ensure I clean up nicely and remain stylish overall.
Which one is your favourite? How would you have dressed up or down this amazing vintage dress with man pieces added? Did I do justice transforming this item to a different style from the classic look with heels? Please respond to these questions, I like hearing from you. Your feedback is highly valued. I also need to learn from you. 
 Lets share ideas. Thanks :)
"Photography by Ryan @depictzions on Instagram"
Dress: Thrifted
Bag: Chanel
Belt: Edgars
Shoes: Woolworths
Bracelet: American Swiss
Watch: American Swiss
Earings: Mr Price
"Photography by Ryan @depictzions on Instagram"
Dress: Thrifted
Vest: Guess
Hat: Foschini
Boots: Dr Martens
Necklaces: Lovisa
Bracelet: Lovisa, Mr Price, Sunday Market
Watch: Guess
Earings: Lovisa

Please check out my lovely friends from around the world how they have interpreted this weeks theme - Feminine Meets Masculine!!!
Kate (Australia): SparklesandLace
Jen (Germany): Dressing These Curves
Aislynn (Denmark): Aislynn's World
Nina (USA): Curvy Mod
Olivia (Singapore): Curves Become Her 
  Helen (England): Everyone Should Sparkle
Thank you so much for your continued support. I appreciate and still love you all a lot!!!
Photo Credits: "Photography by Ryan @depictzions on Instagram"
Thulie :)


  1. I like both looks. The dress and the accessories are very nice.

  2. Hi huny. Its been soo long. I missed reading your blog. I was on a brief break from blogging.but I'm back. You look so beautiful. I love the tartan dress, it looks perfect on you.

    XO XO

    1. Hi, MsB. It great to hear from you. Gal, all I can say is - for the past few months it has been struggle in this home as well. I am trying to turn things around too. Welcome back friend :)

  3. This dress is just amazing. :) But then you add the pop of yellow with the shoes.. so cute.

    In case I have not already left a comment before, this is also just a quick note to say hi. I visited your blog during the month of August and I liked what I saw, so I've added you to my feedreader and am following your blog. :)


    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate. I look forward seeing more feedback from you, I hope ill satisfy you with my posts. Again, thank you!!!

  4. You look amazing. I like the second look as it's more me. :)

    1. I know, right.... my pick too. Thank you sweety :)

  5. Oh how I've missed your posts! So happy to see you back! I really like this week's theme and seeing how you girls have interpreted it. I love the first look, as it's more something I would wear. But I also really love the edginess and playful accessorizing with the second look. You play with color beautifully in both looks. I especially love the beaded bracelets in the second, more masculine look.

    <3 Liz

    1. Thank you so much Liz, I love being back too ... I am lucky to have Ryan to have my blog going, he is such a blessing to me. With the outfits I am leaning more with the second one :)

  6. Oh my goodness I love your vintage plaid dress, its gorgeous! I think both looks are great but I really like the second one it has a little edge to it with the vest and the bowler hat and I really like how everything looks together. I'm really loving your photos Thulie they look amazing, props to your photographer! :)


  7. I need this dress in my life for all my grungenun vibes!!! Also, come back to your blog.