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1 Body Chain, 2 Ways, and 2 Countries 

When I was away in Haiti last August, I managed to sneak in one one photo shoot. I never published the pictures, but there’s a reason why…

 

  
Everything was perfect—my Monif C. fringed swimsuit, my ASOS sandals, and of course, my Ready To Stare body harness


Perfect, except for the fact that I was wearing it wrong—because screwing up is kind of my thing… *sigh*

But the beach was exquisite, as was my beautiful fat bod in that suit, and honestly, even though I wore it wrong, the chain body harness actually looked pretty amazing this way too!


So, I decided to shoot some fab pics back home in Canada, wearing it the right way this time (Duh!) with a fab Kiyonna dress from SexyPlus Clothing, to show everyone that you can definitely have some fun playing around with body chains! We’ll just keep the fact that this was a totally unintentional discovery between us, though… K?




We can also keep the fact that it took me nearly six months to get around to shooting the second half of this post… Because procrastination is also my thing…




But it all actually worked out, because the contrast between my natural, freckled skin under the golden Haitian sun, and my ultra glam look, set against the backdrop of an icy frozen lake, is truly quite amazing!


And the discovery that this body chain is much more versatile than I had ever expected was a definite bonus!



Sure, I wish I was on a beach in Haiti again right now, after sifting through my vacation photos… But at least I know I have my body chain to add some pizazz to my swimsuits on my next trip, and until then, it can look just as awesome in the snow!

Body harness, Ready To Stare – here

Swimsuit, Monif C. – old

Sandals, ASOS – similar

Dress, Kiyonna from SexyPlus – here

Boots, SexyPlus Clothing – here

Mittens, Little Burgundy – here

Fall Trends Vote & Giveaway Winners

Ten days ago the babealicious Curvy Joëlle and I styled some fab fall Addition Elle & Penningtons looks (here), and asked you to vote on your fave fall trend!

The choices were:

Along with your vote, you were also invited to enter our #CurvyFatGiveaway on Instagram for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree at Addition Elle & Penningtons, our amazing sponsors!

Today’s the day we announce both the winning trend and our big prize winner!!!

It seems that this fall, you babes are all about that Marsala life!!! And I have to agree that this year, Marsala is the business!!!


It’s warm, rich, and looks gorgeous on everyone!


So it’s no surprise that Marsala is a fan favourite and our winning fall trend!
  

But we just couldn’t not share our faves too!

Joëlle is swooning over suede this fall, and let’s face it, it’s easy to see why!


And my fave fall trend has got to be 70s, because I love retro style, and I like to boogie!!!


But no matter which style you like best, one thing is for sure, Addition Elle and Penningtons have really nailed this season’s trends, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for the holidays!!!

I almost forgot (no I didn’t)!!! The moment you’ve all been waiting for!

The winner of our #CurvyFatGiveaway is…

@beautybytayy_ !!!

Congrats boo!!! You’ve just won a $100 to spend at Penningtons, and $150 from Addition Elle!!! Check your Instagram inbox!!! Yayyy!!!

All outfits from Addition Elle, or Penningtons. For details, take a peek at our initial Fall Trends post, here!

Society+ FOTFG Fall Haul & Giveaway


If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already heard, but I’ve been so excited to share this!!!

I recently had the privilege of collaborating with Society+ (formerly Cool Gal Blue) to bring you the Flight Of The Fat Girl Fall Haul!!!


This is my very first blogger collection, and I could I not be more thrilled to be working with the amazing babes over at Society+!!!

I think these pieces reflect my own personal style so perfectly, and the thought of seeing them on you lovelies is overwhelmingly squee-worthy for me! (No, like really! Pleeeeeease tag me in pics if you buy my pieces, because I need to see you!!!)

As you’ve come to expect from me, I like to be bold, take risks with my style, and a few leaves hitting the ground never stops me from rocking a short hemline!

 This super chic, long sleeve T-shirt dress (which could also make a fab top, thrown over a great pair of leggings) is sooo me!!!

  

It’s simple, and great for layering, like I’ve done with this gorgeous, hooded, longline vest!


 It’s the perfect, fall street style look — edgy, unapologetic, daring, and sexy; and paired with a great pair of boots, it’s the epitome of fierce!

 You can purchase the FOTFG dress and vest from Society+ here, and be sure to get out there and snap some pics if you do!!!


I can’t wait to see how all of you will style my look, so remember to tag me and use the #flightofthefatgirl and #societyplusFOTFG hashtags!!!

Enter my Society+ Giveaway here, for your chance to win one of three $50 gift cards to spend (hopefully on my collection) at Society+!!!
T-shirt dress/top, Society+ – here


Longline vest, Society+ – here

Boots, SexyPlus Clothing – here

Society+ Giveaway details – here

SexyPlus Halloween 

It’s that time of year again! When any profession, character, and/or animal suddenly gains magical erotic powers and becomes instantly sexy!

Yup! Halloween! And ever since I humiliated my kids, dressed as Fat Miley Cyrus a couple of years ago, I’ve made it my mission to dress up and make them cringe until a sexy granny costume won’t even be necessary, because I’ll be one anyway!

This year’s costume is far less cringe-worthy, I must admit! In fact, my five-year-old son basically thinks I’m the coolest, and my fifteen-year-old… Well, I humiliate him on a daily basis, so he’s not a very good example…

 


 Complete with fingerless gloves, and a faux-walkie-talkie, my Sexy SWAT costume from SexyPlus Clothing is so realistic, you’d never even know it wasn’t an actual SWAT team uniform, especially since we all know, there’s a minimum fishnet requirement on all special task force uniforms in real life. (I’m being facetious by the way, in case you were wondering.)



In all seriousness though, this costume does live up to its name! It’s definitely sexy, and pretty badass too!



It had me feeling my inner Colin Farrell (which, when read out loud, is a few words short [or too many] of being a little too sexy, if you know what I’m saying)…

 


Paired with my fave SexyPlus leggings, and thigh high boots, it’s the perfect costume for kicking ass, and taking treats!


You know what they say… You’re either Sexy SWAT, or you’re sexy not (Sexy NAWT?).


Happy Halloween!!!

Enjoy 10% off at SexyPlus until Friday, October 30th, when you use code SEXYORSPOOKY!

Check out all of their awesome plus size costumes here!

Sexy SWAT Costume, SexyPlus Clothing – here

Leggings, SexyPlus Clothing – similar

Boots, SexyPlus Clothing – here

French Curves: FESTIVAL


It’s the 16th of the month again!!! Time for my French Curves post – an outfit photo challenge with the French touch, created by the gorgeous Vanoue, of The Curvy and Curly Closet.

The theme this month: FESTIVAL!!!

If you don’t speak French, worry not, my lovelies!!! As usual, an English translation will follow!

Il est encore le 16 du mois ! C’est a dire, un nouveau French Curves Challenge – la collaboration entre les blogueuses francophones de taille plus, crée par la ravissante Vanoue, de The Curvy and Curly Closet. 

Le thème ce mois-ci, FESTIVAL !!!

La saison des festivals m’inspire toujours ! Il y a une certaine sorte de magie durant ce temps de l’année.  Le style nous évoque une nostalgie pour une époque révolue, un temps qu’on associe tous avec l’amour et la liberté d’esprit. 

J’ai fait de mon mieux de garder cet esprit libre (malgré  qu’il pleuvait des cordes) en me rappelant que, historiquement les festivals ou la pluie a tomber ont été parmi les plus mémorables ! 

  

  Pour mon look festival, j’ai porté une simple, et chic robe t-shirt noir, de Zelie For She, avec une jolie haute en motif de papillons avec franges de Addition Elle. 

  

 Pour compléter ma tenue, un bracelet en cuir, des boucles d’oreilles extravagant, des lunettes en forme de cœur, un panama au ruban floral, et des merveilleuses sandales perlées de ASOS, mais ce n’est pas tout… 

 

  

 La vraie vedette de mon look se cache humblement end dessous de ma robe (oh, n’y pense plus !) — une paire de Bandelettes en dentelle noir, parce qu’il est impossible de s’amuser dans un festival quand les frottement entre tes cuisses sont la seule chose qui te passe par la tête, n’est-ce pas !?

 

Alors, même avec la pluie qui tombait à 100 milles à l’heure sur ma tête, j’ai canalisé mon esprit de festival! 

 N’oubliez pas, vous pouvez decouvrir les contributions de tout les autre fabuleuses blogeuses rondes, francophones a ici, ainsi que sur Facebook et Instagram !!! 

Robe, Zelie For She – ancien, similaire 

Haute, Addition Elle – ici 

Sandales, ASOS – anciens, mais j’adore ceux-ci 

Bandelettes, Bandelettes – ici 

And now for my English readers!

Festival season always inspires me! There’s a certain sort of magic this time of year. The style invokes a nostalgia for a bygone era – a time we all associate with love and free-spiritedness.

I did my best to keep my spirit free, (despite the fact that it was raining cats and dogs) by remembering that, historically, some of the most memorable festivals happened when it rained.

For my festival look, I wore a simple and chic black T-shirt dress from Zellie For She, with a pretty, butterfly print, fringed blouse from Addition Elle.

To complete my outfit, I accessorized with a leather bracelet, some extravagant earrings heart-shaped sunnies, a floral ribbon adorned Panama hat and fabulous beaded sandals from ASOS; but that’s not all…

The star of the show hides humbly under my dress (oh go on, get your mind outta the gutter!!!) — a pair of black lace Bandelettes, because it’s impossible to enjoy a festival when a you can think about is the chub rub going on between your thighs, am I right!?!

So, even though the rain was falling on my head at a hundred miles an hour, I channeled my festival spirit!!!
Be sure to check out all the other fabulous French Curvettes here, as well as on Facebook and Instagram!!!

Dress, Zelie For She – old, similar

Blouse, Addition Elle – here

Sandals, ASOS – old, but I love these

Bandelettes, Bandelettes – here

To Sneaker, Or Not To Sneaker?

That WAS the question…

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Whether you call them sneakers, trainers, or runners/running shoes (I’m looking at you, my fellow Canadians!) I have never really been a ‘sneakers’ kinda girl. Besides the fact that I hate closed in shoes, not to mention, my disdain for wearing socks, I’ve never found a pair that felt like, well… Me… Until I stumbled upon these Nike Roshe Run Sneakerboots, in none other than, the men’s section on ASOS.com.

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They. Are. Everything. Comfy, stylish, and *cue choir music from the heavens* basically designed to wear without socks!!!

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Even though they are technically for boys, this girl’s new kicks are on fleek!

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Note: men’s shoes are made larger than women’s – about 1 1/2 (US) sizes larger, more specifically. So, ladies, always remember to size down by a size and a half when ordering men’s footwear.

Here’s a quick shoe size conversion table which may come in handy if, like me, you ever find yourself enamoured with a men’s shoe that you just can’t live without:

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Sneakers, Asos – here

Winter White Legs

IMG_3397.JPGSo… I don’t do the tanning thing, and no matter the season, these are how my legs look; but I’ve never really noticed it, or thought to address it quite as much as I did the other day when I decided to expose my pasty-whites against a backdrop of snow.

IMG_3436.JPGSee, I have a hard time with pantyhose. I honestly don’t know if there is anyone else there with this problem, but… The skin on the insides of my thighs is so soft and thin, that it actually seeps through the weaving of the pantyhose and I end up getting worse chub rub than if I had worn nothing at all. I’ve tried sizing up, I’ve tried different brands – nothing works. I’ve just accepted it. This is my hose-less life; and it is why you’ll see that I’m never wearing them no matter what the weather.

THERE! I said it!

I’ve actually gotten quite used to it, though. Despite my grandmother thinking I’m nuts, I don’t really get cold. Obvi I’m not choosing these types of outfits for activities where I will be spending any extended period in the cold outdoors, but barelegged, wintertime looks have been known to happen.

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IMG_3435.JPGI also love how this transitional weather gives me a good excuse to wear adorable ruffled socks!

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IMG_3373.JPGAnd my faux-fur vest from Addition Elle, which works so perfectly over this fab sheer, burgundy blouse which I scored at the BIG Deal Toronto, closet sale from fellow plus size style blogger, Jessica, of Clothes and Shit. What can I say, the girl’s got taste!

IMG_3364.JPGNow, I can’t say that I wouldn’t love to find the perfect pair of pantyhose… But it just hasn’t happened for me yet.

IMG_3379.JPGSo until then, I will be blinding the public with my legs, year round, with no apologies! I’ve always been a rebel, anyway. Take that, grandma!!! 😛

Be sure to check out Jessica on www.clothesandshit.com and don’t forget to follow her, @jesskuuh on Instagram!!!

Vest, Addition Elle – here
Purse, Aldo – here
Denim overall skirt, Forever 21+ – here
Necklace, Old Navy – similar
Socks, Ardène – similar

Celebrating In Yellow Tweed

So, as many of you already know, yesterday was my 32nd birthday!!! Yay!!!

It was also the day that launched the Flight of the Fat Girl YouTube channel, where I will touch base with you in weekly (if not more often) videos, in all my awkward, on-camera glory!!! Yayyy… I think… Ha!

No fashionista’s birthday would be complete without a birthday outfit, so to celebrate I wore this gorgeous, cropped, mustard colour, tweed jacket from Elvi.

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If you’ve never shopped at Elvi, you NEED to start!!! I am totally in love with everything they have to offer – the definition of class and elegance.

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I can’t get enough of this jacket’s classic lines, rich yellow color, and how comfortable and versatile it is. Its sophisticated silhouette is an asset to any plus size wardrobe, and its satiny lining feels luxurious, and slips beautifully over anything from bare arms to cotton sleeves; like those of my pretty, eShakti, navy and yellow dress!

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Paired with an elegant nude patent pump, a stunning handmade African necklace, a wooden, beaded bracelet from a local market in Haiti, and a great, minimalist clutch from Forever 21 – I was ready for the birthday celebrations to begin!

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Don’t forget to check out my first YouTube video, and to subscribe to my channel; and be sure to visit elvi.co.uk to browse their fabulously chic clothing line!

Jacket, Elvi – here
Dress, eShakti – similar
Shoes, Payless – here
Clutch, Forever 21 – here

Extra Extra, Read All About It

I’ve been holding back, but I’m so excited to finally announce to all of you that the Montreal Gazette has done a story on me and my blog!!! Aaaaahhh!!! So crazy!!! Check it out online, or, to my fellow Montrealers, coming up in the Extra section if this Weekend’s paper!!!

I feel so honoured and excited – can’t stop smiling!!! What a fabulous way to celebrate my one year blogiversary!!!

A HUGE thank you to Danielle, for this opportunity, to Fatima, the author of the article, and to Allen, who braved a nasty cold and made it out to do the shoot like a champ!!!

I also have some pics of my own, because I know you’ll all be wondering what I’m wearing!!!

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Here I am, ready for my close-up, in my new fave tuxedo blazer and boyfriend jeans from Penningtons, paired with a fab, mauve, sleeveless blouse from Addition Elle, blue suede, alligator textured flats from Aldo, and thee most amazing Ted Baker, springbok clutch that I scooped up thanks to the closet sale of fellow plus size blogger babe, and friend, Thera of Cloud14+ (who’s taste, might I add, is impeccable!).

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Blazer, Penningtons – here
Jeans, Penningtons – here
Blouse, Addition Elle – here
Shoes, Aldo – here
Clutch, Ted Baker – similar
Earrings, Forever 21 – similar
Montreal Gazette Article – here

Green Tea, Gossip, And Glam

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So, I grabbed lunch and a coffee (by coffee, I mean iced green tea, loaded with sugar, cancelling out all possible health benefits) with my favourite ladies yesterday; and I decided to wear one of the newest additions to my closet – this sassy, blush coloured muscle tee from Forever 21+, with the words “eat your heart out” printed across the front.

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I am in love with this this top!!! I love a cute graphic tee, but this one is just so perfect, so tongue in cheek, and it works on so many levels!

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I paired it with a simple black pencil skirt with waist detail, but I wanted to glam my look up a bit, so I accessorized with this gorgeous iridescent necklace, which looks ridiculously like real opals (swoon), bracelets, as always, and these adorable round, nude framed sunnies which I just picked up on sale at Forever 21, and I absolutely adore!

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And finished the look off with my go to footwear this summer, my nude flats, which I will cry over the day they inevitably go to shoe heaven.

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It was a beautiful afternoon, filled with giggles, goodies and of course, a little gossip, (don’t judge, you know you do it too) and it was just what I needed this week!!!

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Cheers!

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