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OOTD: New Year’s Eve / OMCZ Blogger-Inspired

January 1, 2014

So…….. a few weeks back, the lovely ladies in the OMCZ challenge wore outfits inspired by a fellow blogger. It was kinda the theme that I submitted (ok, it just was), and I kinda never posted it/dressed for it, etc. Basically, I was a sucky blogger and dropped the ball.

Well the time had passed, and even though I knew who I wanted to dress like and what I wanted to wear, it didn’t feel appropriate to do the post — until New Year’s Eve.

I’ve been following Sarah Anne from Big Hips Red Lips for years, and while I love the various clothing items she wears and her makeup, it’s her attitude and self confidence that really draws me in. To me, she’s sultry and sweet all at the same time. She seems like a girl who stands up for herself and knows her worth. I love that she wears body conscious styles, and that’s where I took my inspiration.


Many women shy away from any dress that shows a visible belly line — including myself! But sometimes I want to wear a body-con dress, and I have stomach that will show through, especially in pictures. I still loved wearing this dress and felt amazing in it.


This dress was a bit of a risk for buying. Evans’ carries this Scarlett and Jo dress, but it only goes up to a size US 22 (their other items have a larger size range), and I typically wear a larger size than that, but I went for it. I could definitely use it in a size up, but it fits much larger than I expected (it’s on sale now for $42! And it comes in many other colors and prints), so if you are a size US 24/26 and are okay with body conscious styles, then go for it!


Sometimes you have to take fashion risks, and I’m always happy when a blogger inspires me to step out of my comfort zone. This is my last OMCZ post (because I am not routined enough for timed posts), so check out the participating bloggers below if you want to follow the series through them!

Betty –
Natalie –
Nikki –
Stephanie –
Becky –
Mary –
Hollie – Http://
Erin –
Debz –
Beka –
Rebs –
Katt –
Verena –
Mookie –
Leah –

 Are there any styles that you shy away from but want to try soon? What bloggers shape your style? Let me know in the comments!

29 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2014 10:03 pm

    You look AMAZING! Body con is definitely a winner for you because it shows off your gorgeous shape. x

  2. Denisa Dellinger permalink
    January 1, 2014 10:07 pm

    You sure picked a winner here. In this color block You are so beautiful. Look out men cause it’s Rebecca comin to getcha!

  3. January 1, 2014 10:23 pm

    I LOVE this dress! You look gorgeous. Happy 2014!

  4. Joey permalink
    January 1, 2014 10:38 pm


  5. Elizabeth F. permalink
    January 2, 2014 3:19 am

    love that dress! u look great!!!

  6. January 2, 2014 3:59 am

    Maybe this year will be the year I try a body con dress. Happy 2014 🙂

  7. January 2, 2014 9:11 am

    You look fantastic!

  8. Amber Eadie permalink
    January 2, 2014 1:07 pm

    Way to take risks! You look gorgeous and such an inspiration! Love it!

  9. January 2, 2014 1:10 pm

    This dress is amazing and you look great wearing it!

    I recently found your blog and love it!

  10. KEVIN permalink
    January 2, 2014 4:23 pm

    HAPPY 2014
    I feel tears for you you such a a lovely sexy beautiful woman with charm grace you have nice body nice curves you the one one sets the pace i dont write or look at those other blogger ladies to me they are Lady Gagas You are high priority Classy woman anything you put on you look Good to me Im a guy I know good taste you have fans that stand by your side keep wearing that dress i Love it Have a good year Becca
    YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME Singer Joe Cocker 1974

  11. January 3, 2014 1:16 am

    I love this color block. It looks amazing on you. I really enjoying following your blog. Please continue to post when you have time. Your are a positive model for many larger women.

  12. January 3, 2014 3:24 am

    You look gorgeous. I have also a huge belly and I’m not brave enough to wear narrow dresses. *blush* Maybe … some time 🙂 Happy New Year! 🙂

    ♡ Mel xoxo

  13. January 3, 2014 5:24 am

    Gorgeous my love! Happy New Year to you! Blue is most definitely your colour!

  14. January 4, 2014 6:43 pm

    you look amazing, you’ve certainly gone out with a bang! Just let me know if you ever want back in as there will always be a space left open for you xx

  15. January 5, 2014 6:05 am

    Wow, wow, WOW! You look incredible. In that dress you’d give Jessica Rabbit a run for her money! Happy new year!

  16. patricechavon permalink
    January 5, 2014 10:02 am

    I love this look!! Amazing!

  17. Alice permalink
    January 5, 2014 12:22 pm

    You look terrific! You should glam’ it up more often. Have a fantastic new year.

  18. January 5, 2014 5:54 pm

    Thank you everyone — happy new year to you all!

  19. Vaskeklut / Yvonne permalink
    January 10, 2014 5:27 am

    You are the bravest and the best good looking woman I “know”! You really rock this dress – you remind me of a really sexy pin-up girl! Yeah, I think I have a little girl crush on you even though I have a boyfriend haha! 😛

  20. Natalie permalink
    January 13, 2014 4:45 pm

    This dress suits you perfectly! You have inspired me to go and purchase one for myself!

  21. January 13, 2014 4:48 pm

    This dress suits you perfectly! You have inspired me to purchase one for myself!

  22. January 27, 2014 11:47 am

    Love it on you! I have too much tummy and no hips, so it wouldn’t work on me….

    • January 27, 2014 12:22 pm

      My mom’s shaped like that and wears Foxcroft almost daily. You should enter and try it out 🙂


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