Flight of the Fat Girl Does Soft Pants on The Penningtons Blog 


  I’ve been planning a family beach vacay for this summer, and Penningtons soft pants couldn’t have come into my life at a better time! 

 
Be sure to peep my latest guest post on The Penningtons Blog for my thoughts on these five fab soft pants looks! 

You will definitely be seeing a few pairs of these babies pop up in my vacation pics, come August, but in the mean time, you need to get into a pair ASAP!!! 

View the full post here

All outfits, Penningtons – here 

Weekend Essentials

Ok, so I’m not even gonna lie… I spend most of my weekends in pyjamas – not because I’m lazy, but because I can. And I’m cool with that. 

But I do love a great outfit for those days when I have no choice but to get out and be productive! The perfect weekend ensemble has got to start with some great basics!

When it comes to effortlessly chic basics, it simply doesn’t get any better than these amazing leggings and this super cute, tank top from SexyPlus Clothing! 

   

   

I always love breaking fashion “rules” so this combination of black and navy is really fun! 

   

     

Paired with a cute white blazer from Torrid, some bold, gold jewelry, sunnies, and a great bag, this nautical look has a classic feel; and these fabulous, black patent flatforms from ASOS lend it an edgy twist! 

 

    

  

 

I was definitely feeling myself in these great pieces… So much, in fact, that I may actually make an effort to get dressed again tomorrow! 

  

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, loves, I know I will (even if it just started raining here in Montreal)!!! 

Top, SexyPlus – similar 

Leggings, SexyPlus – similar

Blazer, Torrid – here

Handbag, Louis Vuitton – here 

Shoes, ASOS – here 

French Curves: Pastel 

Ooh la la !!! 

 

The 16th of the month is upon us once more, which means it’s time for the French Curves plus size challenge – an outfit photo challenge with the French touch, created by Vanoue, of The Curvy and Curly Closet. 

Whether you speak French (oui, oui!) or not, I’ve got you covered, boo! An English translation will follow, as always! 

Il est le 16 du mois, et ça veux dire c’est le temps encore pour un nouveau French Curves Challenge – la collaboration entre les blogueuses francophones de taille forte, crée par la belle Vanoue, de The Curvy and Curly Closet. 

Le thème ce mois-ci, pastel !!! 

Je suis obsédé par les couleurs pastel, mais je les trouve souvent difficile à porter, sans avoir l’air que j’appartiens à un panier de Pâques (bien que, parfois, c’est exactement ce look que je cherche). 

La formule que j’utilise toujours quand il s’agit des pastels, est de les porter avec une combinaison équilibrée de neutres et de couleurs vibrantes. Elle ne m’a jamais trahi. 

Dans le dernier challenge, il m’est arrivé d’utiliser la même formule en portant du rose et du vert pastel, avec du bleu marin foncé comme neutre, et du jaune et de l’orange comme les vifs. 

Cette fois-ci, depuis que les couleurs pastel sont le sujet, j’ai décidé sur cette jolie robe en violet pâle par Michel Studio, en provenance d’Addition Elle, afin de mettre les pastels en vedette! 

  

 Avec quelques bijoux en bronze, or et blanc, et des lunettes de soleil comme éléments neutres, couplés avec des bottines en sarcelle intense, j’ai créé une tenue boheme chic, parfait pour la saison des festivals !

    

  

  

 

Et pouvons-nous prendre un petit moment pour apprécier comment mignon sont mes ongles en “arc-en-ciel pastel” !!! Ils match à merveille avec mon étui de téléphone en motif macarons !!!  N’est-ce pas ? 

  

Quoi qu’il en soit, peu importe comment vous les portez, les couleurs pastel = le printemps; et lorsqu’ils sont appariés avec des vifs et des neutres, le contraste est aussi séduisant que le soleil printanier, et la brise chaude qui danse sur la rive, toujours glacée dernière moi. 

   

  

 

Vous pouvez decouvrir les contributions de tout les autres fabuleuses French Curvettes au lien ci-dessous, ainsi que sur la page Facebook French Curves, et au @frenchcurvesfashion sur instagram!

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The theme this month: pastel!!! 

I’m obsessed with pastels, but often find them hard to wear without looking like I belong in an Easter basket (mind you, sometimes that’s exactly the look a girl is going for). 

My go-to formula when it comes to wearing pastels and nailing it every time, is to pair them with a balanced combination of neutrals and vibrant colours, and really incorporate them into the look.

In my last French Curves post, I happened to use this very same formula by wearing pastel pink and green, paired dark navy as the neutral, and flashy orange and yellow as the brights. 

This time, since pastels were the name of the game, I wanted to showcase them a bit more and really make them pop, so wore this adorable little, tone on tone, pastel mauve gingham dress from Addition Elle

I paired it with some bronze, gold, and white jewelry, and a great pair of nude sunnies, for those neutral elements, and went with jewel tone, teal suede booties to give that vibrant kick to this boho chic, festival inspired look. 

Can we just take a moment to check out how well my pastel nails work here!? They match my macaron-covered phone case to perfection! N’est-ce pas?   

Anyway, no matter how you wear them, pastels = springtime! And when worn with brights and neutrals, the contrast is just as alluring as the warm breeze and spring sun, dancing across the still icy shore behind me. 

You can discover all the amazing looks from my fabulous, fellow French Curvettes at the link below, and visit the French Curves Facebook page, and @frenchcurvesfashion on Instagram too!

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Dress/robe, Addition Elle – here/ici

Booties/bottines, Call It Spring – not available/non-disponible, but I love these/mais j’adore celles-là

Get Your SexyPlus On

  

We’re patiently… Err… Impatiently waiting for Spring to act like spring here in a Montreal. It snowed over Easter weekend, and again yesterday, but the sun has been coming out to play here and there, so there’s still hope, I hope…?

Over the course of the next couple of weeks I’ll be taking advantage of this long lost sunshine (when it chooses show itself) to bring you some refreshing Spring looks from SexyPlus Clothing, a Mississauga, Ontario based business, run by the fabulous Stefanie Auguteijn, who is just an absolute dollface!!! 

And while springtime is all about sprouting flowers, baby bunnies & (awww, baby bunniiiiiiieees!!!) & such, here in the land of Easter snow, one of the surest signs of Spring is when we finally (ugh, and I mean fi-na-lyyy) ditch our winter coats in lieu of a cozy hoodie. 

You can bet your big, beautiful bottom that I’m feeling fly as hell in this amazing Size Sexy Clothing hoodie from Canadian designer, Tierra Sedgemore, available in store and online at SexyPlus!!!

   

 

  

Like, I’m totally obsessed. I’ve been wearing it all week!!! A great hoodie is the most underrated piece that just about everyone owns, but rarely celebrates; but I’m telling y’all, there is just so much to be excited about as a plus size woman, wearing her body positivity on her sleeve (literally) and flaunting her sexy, self-confidence with pride! 

  

  

I paired it with my fave Parasuco jeans, and since I was kinda feeling myself that day (ok, like a lot feeling myself), I decided to rock some serious bling! 

   

   

How cute do my chain anklets from Ready to Stare look with my Coach, canvas slip ons? 

 

So get into spring, loves! Whether it’s actually sprung in your corner of the world, or still a little confused, like in mine. This is the season to get your sexy on, and where better to start, than at SexyPlus!!! 

Hoodie, SexyPlus Clothing – here 

Anklets, Ready to Stare – here 

Lippie, MAC (Ruby Woo) – here 

There’s a Party In My Pants

Or rather… On them… Or around them… Or something… Okay, so I just really wanted to use the term “party in my pants.” Deal with it!!! 

But there’s a reason I’ve got pants parties on the brain! Until recently, I had never heard of hosting a Facebook leggins party… But OMG! It’s a thing!!! 

Like… Seriously, how fun!? Plus, as the host, you get a discount on the great selection of Buskins products (available in regular and plus sizes) as long as somebody buys, and if 15 pairs are ordered, you even get a pair free! 

Now, on average, I wear from a 22-24, depending on cut/fabric, and I will admit, I was a little hesitant about the one size fits most, “Pluskins” sizing, but I was pleasantly surprised. 



They’re super soft (no, like, REALLY soft) and the “Atari Fever” pattern I chose is amazing!!! Very retro-video-game-chic, and totally speaks to my inner geek!!! 





I will state that they JUST fit, though. I don’t think I could have packed any more of my bootyliciousness into them, but I’m a tall girl, and given that the plus collection is said to fit sizes 16-22 (inbetweenies might be better off looking in the direction of the staight sizing) I think the fit was pretty respectable. They didn’t even go see through over my butt!!! 





I paired them with a simple, charcoal grey tank, a fab sweatsuit material coat from Addition Elle, along with the sweetest little polka dot flats from Walmart; and I toted my phone in a fancy Chanel inspired case that I snatched up from an Instagram shop a while back (yeah yeah, I know it’s fake), as well as Louis, of course, whom I take almost everywhere (he’s as real as they come). 







I really enjoyed wearing my Buskins leggins. They’re cute, comfy, and whether you’re purchasing a pair just for you, hosting a Facebook party, or making a group purchase to save on shipping, I’m sure you’ll love the very reasonably priced selection! 

For all inquiries, or to get started on hosting your Buskins Leggings Facebook party, check out Danielle McGaw’s Buskins website, or visit her Awesome Leggings – Buskins Facebook page and feel free to send her a message! 

Now… Can we please just have a moment of silence for my fabulous pastel lilac hair that is no more… (This may have to happen again soon!)

And how amazing are my lashes looking in this Younique Moodstruck 3D Fibre Lashes Mascara!? I’m in love!!! 



Leggings, Buskins – here 

Tank top, Addition Elle – here 

Handbag, Louis Vuitton – here 

Coat, Addition Elle – sold out :( 

Mascara, Younique – contact Jessica here

Throwback Thursday: The Penningtons Blog

I recently had the pleasure of trying on and giving my thoughts on six pairs of jeans from Penningtons, for a guest post on their blog! 

So, since it’s #TBT, I’m throwing it back to last weekend’s post on The Penningtons Blog! 

Can you guess which pair of these jeans came home with me? Find out in the original post!!!




Original post, and details: here

French Curves: CROP TOP

Parlez-vous français ?


Once again, it’s time for my contribution to the French Curves Challenge –  an outfit photo challenge with the french touch, taking place each 16th of the month, and founded by the fabulous and inspirational, Vanoue of The Curvy and Curly Closet.

The theme this month!? Crop top!!! And don’t worry, I wouldn’t do all my Anglo readers like that! An English message will follow!

Le thème de mois: crop top !!!

J’ai porté mon premier crop top de ma vie adulte il y a un peux plus qu’un an. Sans mentir, c’était une idée intimidante pour moi. 

J’ai mis quatre enfants au monde, un par césarienne. Mon ventre est recouverte de vergetures, et il est la partie de mon corps que j’ai eu le plus de mal à accepter depuis aussi longtemps que je peux me rappeler. 

Mais ce jour là je me suis mis au défi, et j’ai tombé amoureuse de mon ventre, malgré ces défauts. Depuis ce jour je n’ai jamais regardé en arrière, et maintenant le crop top joue un rôle récurrent dans ma garde-robe. 

Un de mes favoris est celui-là en rose pâle, de ZELIE FOR SHE. Je l’ai mis pour la première fois avec un tutu et un moto pour un look de princesse/motard, mais il s’est vraiment prouver comme une de les pièces les plus versatiles dans ma penderie. 

Cette fois-ci, j’ai décidé de créer un look classique et sophistiqué, toujours en portant un crop top, mais d’une façon modeste, sans montrer beaucoup de peau, qui pourrait même marcher au bureau !

Je l’ai porté avec une formidable jupe fourreau en bleu marin et une veste orange construction d’ELOQUII. 

J’ai accessoirisé avec des boucle d’oreille en argent, ma belle pochette Moti de Ted Baker, et les chaussures les plus magnifiques dans ma vie présentement – ces jolies pumps à talons carrés, paré de bijoux, en vert menthe, de ASOS. 

Dans les années 90, quand montrer son ventre était la tendance, jamais dans un million d’années, j’allais croire qu’un jour je me retrouverais dans un crop top ! Ils me font sentir rebelle, coquine, super sexy, même quand je ne montre pas de peau, et ils m’ont poussé à embrasser la partie de mon corps que j’avais toujours détesté le plus. Ils m’ont aidé à montrer au monde que ce ventre que j’ai, n’est rien à cacher, mais au contraire une fierté et un symbol de la force qu’il m’a pris de surmonter mes insécurités et un petit rappel de les quatre belles personnes à qui j’ai donné vie. 

Et un gros merci à mon mari d’amour qui a fait ses débuts come pjotographe avec ces jolies photos !!! Je t’aime !!! 

Vous pouvez decouvrir les contributions de tout les autre fabuleuses French Curvettes au lien ci-dessous, ainsi que sur la page Facebook French Curves, ai au @frenchcurvesfashion sur instagram!

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Jupe, ELOQUII – ici

Veste, ELOQUII – d’autres couleurs disponibles ici 

Chaussures, ASOS – ici 

Pochette, Ted Baker – d’autres couleurs disponibles ici  

I told you I wouldn’t leave you hanging! Here’s the translation:

I wore my first crop top in my entire adult life just a little over a year ago. It was an intimidating thought for me, I’m not going to lie…

I’ve had four children, one of whom was delivered by C-section. My stomach is covered in stretch marks, and it’s the part of my body that I’ve had the hardware accepting for as long as I can remember.

But I challenged myself that day, and I fell in love with my stomach including its flaws! I’ve never looked back, and crop tops now play a reoccurring role in my wardrobe!

One of my favourites is this delicate blush coloured crop top from ZELIE FOR SHE, that I wore for the first time with the matching tutu and a pleurer jacket, for a princess-meets-biker look. It has truly proven to be one of the most versatile pieces in my closet.

I’ve paired it with this great navy blue pencil midi and construction orange blazer from ELOQUII.

I’ve accessorized with my beautiful Ted Baker Moti clutch, and the most stunning shoes in my life right now – these totally gorge, seafoam green, block heel, bejewelled pumps from ASOS.

In the 90s, One bearing ones tummy was all the rage, never in a million years, would I have imagined that wearing a crop top would feel so empowering for me, but it truly does. Even when I’m not showing any skin, they make me feel flirty, rebellious, super sexy, and most of all, they allowed me to embrace a part of myself that I used to detest, and to show the world that my tummy is nothing to be ashamed about, but rather a symbol of the strength it has taken me to overcome my insecurities, and a reminder of the four beautiful people that I brought into this world!

A huge thank you to my amazing husband, who made his debut as a photographer with these fab shots!!! Love you!!!

You can discover all the great crop top looks from my fellow French Curvettes at the link below, and visit the French Curves Facebook page, and @frenchcurvesfashion on Instagram too!

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And on Facebook

Crop top, ZELIE FOR SHE- similar

Skirt, ELOQUII – here

Blazer, ELOQUII – other colors available here

Clutch, Ted Baker – other colors available here

Shoes, ASOS – here