Life is all about taking risks overcoming obstacles, and breaking through barriers… But when self-doubt starts seeping in through those little cracks that a lifetime of being ashamed of yourself has left behind, it can be much easier said than done.

 I’m not saying this because I’m in the mood to dish out life advice, but because my self-doubting thoughts almost got the best of me last week, and I know that so many of you beautiful people struggle with your own body image too. 

I receive comments from my followers all the time, about how much they wish they could have my confidence…

 So, I really wanted to remind you all, that even the most confident, body positive people still have those moments when it’s hard to love themselves sometimes, and you are sooooo not alone on those days when you look in the mirror and feel like you’re just not good enough.

The confidence you see in my pictures didn’t happen overnight. It is an ongoing process, and I never want any of you to think that it is unattainable or unreachable in any way. 

I woke up on the morning of my shoot. I had planned out my whole outfit. I had actually been really excited about it, because it had been a while since I wore something a little more risqué. 

The look was made up of four of the most fabulous, sexy, and empowering pieces I own — a black, gold studded, bodycon mini dress from Stylzoo, a stunning chain headpiece from Ready To Stare, my amazing thigh high boots from SexyPlus, and the most incredible black satin bomber from SmarrGlamour, with custom lettering. 


I got dressed, did my makeup, pulled my boots up my chubby thighs, and… I started to feel self-conscious. 


I began berating myself for having ever thought I could pull off such a sexy look. Who am I? A thirty-something, fat wife and mother looking like a hooker trying to show someone a good time…?


I fat shamed myself. I slut shamed myself… Two things that I am so strongly opposed to, and yet there I was, staring at my own reflection, picking myself apart and telling myself that I didn’t deserve to feel sexy, and that showing off my body somehow made me less valuable. I almost didn’t leave the house. 

Then I thought of my Stylzoo dress, and how hard I have fought to love my legs and belly, and feel comfortable showing them off.  


I thought of my boots from SexyPlus, and how fierce they made me feel the moment I stepped out in these first pair of thigh-highs I had ever found to fit my legs. 


I thought of my headpiece from Ready To Stare, and how rad as hell it is, and how much of a sexy goddess it makes me feel. 

 And I thought of my bomber from SmartGlamour, and how excited I was when I was able to select the words “FAT GIRL” in big gold letters, to be displayed across the back, because I’m fat and proud of who I am! 


 The thought of how I had come so far to finally accept my body —myself, and feel good in the clothes I love, came flooding back, washing the doubt into oblivion.  
And I decided, fuck what I think people might say about me, my body, and how I choose to dress it! I’m not going to let my self-doubt get in the way of me wearing the stuff I love, just because I’m worried about anyone’s judgement!!! 

I went out and did my shoot on a busy street in late afternoon, looking fly as hell; and I just wanted all of you to know that even when you see my pictures and think it looks easy, I do still struggle with self-confidence, and I don’t ever want any of you to feel alone in that!  

The important thing to remember, and I hope I can be an example of it, is never to forget how far you’ve come — how hard you’ve worked toward self-acceptance, or how badly you want it. You deserve to love yourself, and that’s what will bring you back to reality — and that reality is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that YOU ARE WORTHY.   

Dress, Stylzoo – here 

Customizable Bomber Jacket, SmartGlamour – here 

Headpiece, Ready To Stare – here 

Boots, SexyPlus Clothing – here 

Point Zero Curvy – Date Night 

It’s time for the third, and final instalment of my Point Zero Curvy Mix and Match series! 

I’ve taken 5 pieces from the new Point Zero Curvy line, and styled and remixed three looks in three days, one for work, weekend, and of course, today’s look — date night!!! 

In case you hadn’t already noticed in part 1 and part 2 of this series, I’m obsessed with this faux-leather jacket!

It’s without question, the most versatile piece in my closet right now, and whether it’s for work, on the weekend, or draped over the shoulders, out on a date, there is so much style packed into this one jacket, that it works with just about every look! 

 I’ve paired it with two pieces you may also recognize from the last two posts — these awesome, black shimmery pants that I wore in yesterday’s weekend post


 And this gorgeous embellished knit top, which I wore tucked in to my skirt, in Wednesday’s work look

What you didn’t see on Wednesday, was the stunning back of this top! I was saving it for date night, because, it’s always fun to show a little skin, especially in such an unexpected way! 



And while you can wear it zipped all the way down, I just love the sexy little peek-a-boo effect when left unzipped… Not to mention, it shows off the booty while remaining elegant and refined! Umm… #Winning!!! 

With some cute accessories that pick up on the beautiful gunmetal embellishments on the top…

 And my favourite black patent, not-too-high-heeled pumps, I’m all set for, dinner, drinks, and maybe a little dancing?


It can be hard to imagine pieces in your wardrobe being dual, or even triple-purpose sometimes. We get so used to wearing outfits, well — as outfits (if that makes any sense), and we forget that when we have quality garments, with fabulous texture, detail, and bold styling, like the Point Zero Curvy collection, mixing and matching becomes a snap! 

This concludes my three part series, but you can shop the Point Zero Curvy line at pointzero.ca or point-zero.com for international customers, as well as in store at retailers such as SexyPlus Clothing, in Mississauga, Ontario. 

Some items have not been released yet, so keep your eyes open, and I’ll be sure to post links here, once they are! 

Don’t forget to follow Point Zero on Facebook and Instagram @pointzeroclothing, and on their new Insta, just for us plus size babes, @pointzerocurvy, to keep up to date on their latest collections and promotions! 

Top, pants, jacket, Point Zero Curvy – shop the collection here

View part 1 of my Point Zero Curvy mix and match series here
View part 2 here

Point Zero Curvy – Weekend 

When I’m not lounging all day in my PJs on weekends, I’m all about feeling comfy and looking stylish!

In this edition of my Point Zero Curvy series, where I’ve styled three looks, in three days, mixing and matching 5 different pieces from the line, I’m bringing you a weekend look!

Yesterday I brought you the perfect Point Zero Curvy work look, which included a fabulous faux-leather moto jacket, and today I’m showing how it can transition with ease into your casual weekend wardrobe. 


I’ve paired it with the most gorgeous, black, shimmery pants, which marry the look of a structured jean with the comfort of of leggings…



 And this amazing, slightly sheer, graphic tee, laced delicately with little flecks of sparkle. 



I accessorized with cute, nude flats and gold jewelry. 


Together, these three PZ Curvy pieces create an essentially monochromatic black-on-black look, but with a touch of colour, while blending three totally different textures for a really interesting, relaxed, yet very chic weekend look! 

The Point Zero Curvy line is definitely worth ditching the PJs for, on a Saturday afternoon, and that’s not a claim that I make lightly, so you know I’m being honest!    

Stay tuned tomorrow to see the final instalment in the Point Zero Curvy series, and to see which of the pieces from yesterday and today’s posts that I’ve reworked into the perfect date night look! 

You can shop the Point Zero Curvy line at pointzero.ca or point-zero.com for international customers, as well as in store at retailers such as SexyPlus Clothing, in Mississauga, Ontario. 
And be sure to follow Point Zero on Facebook and Instagram @pointzeroclothing, to keep up to date on their latest collections and promotions! 
Top, pants, jacket, Point Zero Curvy – shop the collection here

View part 1 of my Point Zero Curvy mix and match series here

Point Zero Curvy – Work

When I was growing up, the options, as far as plus size clothing went, were still pretty limited. 

Sure, there were a handful of department stores offering certain standard pieces in larger sizes, and there were some exclusively plus size shops too… But still, most clothing manufacturers weren’t branching out and taking risks for us fat fashionistas! 

So, when I learned that Point Zero, an iconic Canadian brand that I grew up loving, had launched a curvy line, I was really intrigued and feeling some serious nostalgia for a brand that I admittedly, had lost touch with since 1999 (AKA the great expansion [of my hips], or “that time I became too XL for XL and stayed that way”).

I was lucky enough to be able to sample a few items from Point Zero Curvy, and over the next three days, I will be bringing you three mix and match looks, work, weekend, and date night, using five fab pieces from the collection! 

Today, it’s all about workweek chic in this gorgeous knit skirt with faux leather trim, paired with the most beautifully embellished, knit top. 


The quality of these pieces is weighty and luxurious, and the fit is total perfection.   


The top, tucked in, with a great belt to cinch in the waist looks super polished and chic.    

Tasteful flats keep things simple and balance the shorter hemline on my tall frame, keeping it work appropriate.  


While modern accessories add some delicate sparkle and play off the beaded neckline flawlessly. 
And for a little fun and edginess that’s perfect for fall, this amazing, faux-leather moto jacket to make sure that come the end of the day, I’ll be hitting the pavement in style! 



Cinq-à-sept, anyone? Because I look too cute to be heading straight home! 

Okay, so maybe I don’t actually work in an office, or do glamorous stuff like get together with coworkers for martinis before heading in for the evening, but I know a well put-together look when I see one, and these Point Zero Curvy pieces make it totally effortless!!! 

Stay tuned tomorrow and Friday to see how I’ve reworked some of these pieces with new ones to create weekend and date night Point Zero Curvy looks!  

You can shop the Point Zero Curvy line at pointzero.ca or point-zero.com for international customers, as well as in store at retailers such as SexyPlus Clothing

And be sure to follow Point Zero on Facebook and Instagram @pointzeroclothing, to keep up to date on their latest collections and promotions! 

Top, skirt, jacket, Point Zero Curvy – view the collection here 

In Stylzoo 

Every year I get really excited about fall fashion — the layering, the boots,  the rich, deep colours, and did I mention the layering? 

Navy blue will forever be one of my favourite fall shades. It offers all the benefits of wearing black (and no, I’m not talking “flattering,” I’m talking versatility), while actually bringing a little colour to the table. 

This navy wrap dress from Stylzoo is total perfection! It hugs my curves beautifully, and I’m seriously feeling the sexy V neckline! 

 I paired it with a this super chic, longline blazer from Penningtons…

And threw on my trusty, grey combat boots, to complete my look’s military-meets-90s-grunge inspired attitude.  

I decided to be bold and pick up on the tones in the lining of my boots, and accessorize with my emerald green Kate Spade Clutch, silver and pastel blue earrings, and my most daring lippie yet, a deep teal/green shade called Dr. M, from ColourPop Cosmetics! 


 I love how refreshing the mix of classic and edgier elements turned out to be! 
Armed with great pieces like my Stylzoo wrap dress, and adventurous lipstick shades like this one, I am definitely fall fashion ready! 

Dress, Stylzoo – here 

Blazer, Penningtons- sold out online, may still be available in store 

Lippie, ColourPop Cosmetics- here 

Keeping Up With The Penningtons 

It’s been a minute since I’ve given you an update on the goings-on over on The Penningtons Blog

In one post, I held a vote on which Penningtons look I would sport on my flight to Haiti! 

And in my next post, I showed you that #1 was the undisputed pick for flying in style and comfort!


But don’t think that #2, and 3 didn’t get to see Haiti’s sunny shores… 

Vacays can’t last forever, unfortunately, and it’s always tough to get back into the work grind afterwards, but when your job involves writing a post about your life, your passion (duhhh, cheesecake — I mean blogging!!!), and how you got there, coming home doesn’t seem so bad! 
So be sure to head over and read up on what’s been happening with me on The Penningtons Blog, and don’t forget to check in just about every week to keep up! 

A Tale Of Interspecies Love

I’m telling you right now — this faux-fur MBLM vest from Penningtons is life itself. 


It doesn’t even require an intro. It is the intro. It also happens to be the body, and the conclusion, because it’s… Just. That. Good.

It looks like the product of one night of passion between a pheasant and a llamaa (which, in case you were wondering, is as fabulous as it is impossible).



It is, without a doubt, one of my most prized pieces this season! 

I’ve paired it with these amazing ripped jeans and thee most perfect black tee ever, both from Penningtons as well. 

To top off the look, some sexy heels and silver bling, and of course, a great pair of specs from Zenni Optical! 

I will definitely be staying chic and keeping cozy in my faux-llamapheasant vest allllll fallllll lonnnnng, but I must admit I’ll be wondering… What came first, the llamapheasant, or the egg???

Vest, Penningtons – here 

Jeans, Penningtons – here 

Tee, Penningtons – here 

Glasses, Zenni Optical – here