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What I Wore: Floral Addiction

DRESS: AVA Designs, WEDGES: Kmart Australia, SUNGLASSES: Mambo Australia, LIPSTICK: Kate Moss for RIMMEL London “Kiss Of Life” {similar here}

If you got it, flaunt it. In this case I’m talking about my curves. I’ve got a bit of a love/hate relationship with my body. I’m usually pretty happy but sometimes I struggle to shop depending on the current trends, because anything straight down or “sack like” looks ridiculous on me. I’ve got a small waist and bigger hips so when I shop I tend to look for items that come in at the waist and pop out. Or, like this gorgeous vintage vibes dress, hug my curves.

The lovely Petra, local designer behind Perth label AVA had real women in mind when creating her line. A real woman who is looking for quality clothing that is affordable. Someone who is after timeless pieces in their wardrobe and values classical items over fast fashion. Someone who needs clothing that is versatile, having to take clothes from day to night, from work to play, from weekdays to weekends. And lastly someone who enjoys dressing up. AVA Designs is a Perth based women’s label specialising in ready to wear, quality pieces with that little bit of quirk. So basically Petra had me in mind when she was designing her label! Haha.

Being a blogger there are some days when I have to go straight from work to an event, and that is why I fell in love with this floral dress. It’s the perfect go between gown – modest enough for the office, but paired with heels it’s sexy and striking and perfect for an evening out. I love the cut, and I love that the sizing is true (none of that uncertainty with chain labels, I’m wearing a 12). I love how it accentuates my curves and I just adore the classic black and white  floral print. Can you tell I love the dress yet?

The fabric is thick luxe cotton with a little bit of body skimming stretch, making it perfect for cooler winter evenings with stockings and a jacket. I also thought it’d look great with a nude wedge, perfect for work and play. This pair was a steal at Kmart and I love the velvet look. Being a longer dress my advice is wear a heel to keep your legs looking long and lean.

This shoot took place on a Saturday morning out the front of a run down, derelict deli – which happened to be on a main road close to home. Pretty sure it was fastest shoot of my life because my E (who played photographer) didn’t want anyone to see us. Fun times. I continuously tell her I’m the one posing like a dork on the street, and she has nothing to worry about!

I know this dress is going to get a work out in my wardrobe. Petra has a huge selection of sexy, fun and practical dresses online. If you’re looking for a vintage style dress in Perth, a timeless piece that won’t break the bank, something a little bit different to what you’ll find at the chain stores, then you are totally an AVA girl. Get shopping! Keep an eye out for more AVA dresses coming soon.

E x

AVA dress provided for my review, all lovey dovey opinions are my own. Obsessed much.

Photography Love: My E


  1. twenty says

    Absolutely beautiful. The shoes look great with that dress too. AVA is fabulous.

  2. Cam @ Gen-Y Mum says

    I thought the floral trend wasn’t for me but then a few brans came out with their own twists and softer “floral” prints and now I’m a little addicted too. Like this dress, its floral but not too girly pink floral. Yep I’d wear this to work and out on a night out too. Great find!

    • Thanks Cam! It really is a versatile piece. I love that you found a floral to suit you – it really is a trend you can make work! X

  3. Hey fellow Perth blogger, we bump into each other on Instagram! Found your blog 🙂 Loving this dress lady!! How gorgeous! Wonder if it would suit curvy almost 6 foot bloggy type girls. Haha! Will check out this Perth designer x

    • I’m sure it totally would suit an almost 6ft curvy lass! She’s got a huge range of stuff 🙂 Hope you find something you love fellow Perth miss 🙂 x

  4. Looking gorgeous and what an interesting location. We should organise a catch up and help do some outfit shots at the same time.

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