I’ve always loved vintage clothing; and there are so many treasures to be found in thrift stores, but stumbling upon great pieces that fit, especially when you’re plus sized, can be tricky.
When I discovered online thrifting for the first time recently (have I been living under a rock?) it was a real breath of fresh air. No more sifting through racks in search of gold amongst the pebbles… It was all right there in front of me, just a click away at divaXpress!
With sizes ranging from small to 3X, as well as accessories and shoes, divaXpress is my new favourite way to thrift!
I was lucky enough to be able to pick out three pieces, and I fell in love with them!!
The first was this fabulous, hunter green coat, reminiscent of every Canadian girl’s mum’s winter getup in the 90s.
Next, was this totally incredible, sequins covered, beaded, rhinestone bedazzled jean jacket, that somehow reminded me of something out of a tacky, old-school country music video, yet I just couldn’t live without! I mean… It’s so awesome!
Loving how well it pairs with my thigh-high boots from SexyPlus, too… Especially a foot deep in the snow! Hehee!
Remember, you need to act fast when you find something you love, because just like with regular thrifting, when it comes to the online variety, the good stuff sells quickly! New pieces are usually posted daily, so there is always something new to check out! Happy online thrifting!!!
Green coat, embellished jean jacket, printed coat, thrifted – from divaXpress
Thigh-high boots, SexyPlus Clothing – here
Whether you rang in the new year with friends or fam, watched the ball drop at home in your PJs, or danced the
night year away fuelled by endless cocktails, bubbly and hors d’oeuvres, one thing is for sure…
It’s 2015, y’all!!! Happy New Year to and yours!!!
As for moi, I said goodbye to last year and welcomed in the new one, in what can only be described as “mermaid sequins!”
The second this dress from Rum + Coke dropped, I knew it had to be mine! I mean… It’s a sparkly, mermaid coloured, bodycon… Need I say more!?
I paired it with a jewelled clutch from Aldo, and pointy metallic pumps, because New Years Eve is the only holiday where glittery overkill is the name if the game.
Well folks, as 2014 comes to a close (just a few hours left) I’ve been reflecting upon a lot if things.
It’s been a year full of surprises, some wonderful some sad.
I decided to start blogging full time, my best friend welcomed her new baby boy into the world, my husband got a promotion at work… And we were shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of my father-in-law, an ocean away in Haiti, without any warning or a chance to say goodbye. (Read about my travels to Haiti here.)
But, all in all, it’s been a fulfilling year and we’ve overcome any hurdles we were faced with, and have come out of it stronger than ever.
Now you know I couldn’t do this post without talking about my year in outfits! I’ve worn SOOO many fab pieces and had such a blast putting looks together and blogging about them! Here are my faves!
I hope you have all had a great year too! Mine wouldn’t have been the same without y’all, and I’m lucky to have you lovelies in my life! I wish each and every one of you a fantastic New Year and I look forward to what 2015 has in store!!!
Winter hasn’t been quite what it usually is this year… For starters it has rained for the past few days, leaving us with a green Christmas (or at least a green one, spotted with patches of dirty white).
It’s also been quite mild, with temperatures well into the positives, and I must admit, it’s causing a very springy vibe.
As a matter of fact, it has felt so much like spring here, that yesterday I was channeling a total springtime fairy vibe… And I’m not gonna lie, I dig it!
I pranced through the patches if exposed grass, wondering if any early crocus buds would be poking up through the still frozen ground, and I smelled that unmistakeable smell of spring rain (pretty much a combination of mud & dog poop – I don’t know why they name fabric softener and scented candles after it).
I wore the absolute most comfortable pants in the universe (I’m not even joking right now). These amazing brown harems from Your Big Sister’s Closet are everything, and I felt like I was floating.
I paired them with a cute, short sleeved, cropped sweatshirt that I’ve had kicking around for ages, sparkly gold flats, a pretty flower ring, and get this – a headpiece. Only… It wasn’t meant to be one.
It’s actually a bib necklace which just so happens to (especially when paired with the perfect pair of flowy harem pants) double flawlessly as a spring goddess headdress, because who’s gonna stop me!?
Whether icy pastels, like my last look, sparkles & baubles, or classic silhouettes are you thing, over the next few weeks, I am here for all if it!
Glamour and class are the name of the game this time of year, and this stunning black & gold, floral brocade midi skirt from JIBRI is the epitome of holiday elegance!
Its chic, structured shape will keep you looking graceful and sophisticated throughout any Christmas or New Year’s celebration (no matter how many champagne cocktails you may have) especially paired with simple cream coloured pieces like this smart, high neck crop top from Girl With Curves (as seen previously in my post “Crimped Hair and Side Belly“) and a fab coat!
And just like that it’s full blown winter here in Montreal! Snow covered trees, fences, rooftops – it’s so beautiful this time if year… You know… Before the white, fluffy, powdery snow turns into one solid mass of greyish, crystallized, frozen waste…
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves… For now, it still looks like a scene from a good old fashioned holiday movie out there, and it has me feeling swell!
Movies like Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, and classic Christmas music, they have this magical, old-world, holiday charm about them.
When I see the snow sitting upon drooping branches, and smell the intoxicating aroma the neighbour’s wood burning stove, I feel some sort of imagined nostalgia for an era I was never a part of; and my new, pastel blue coat from ELOQUII channels my wistful affection for Christmases past with grace and elegance.
In in keeping with the theme, I’ve paired it with my gorgeous, pale pink, customized (of course) ruffled dress from eShakti, peep toe (yes peep toe) silver pumps from Aldo, a faux-fur, pillbox shaped hat from Forever 21, and a vintage, hand beaded clutch. A knuckle, and midi ring add a fresh, modern touch to this glamorous, retro style and take it into the 21st century.
That WAS the question…
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.
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:
Sneakers, Asos – here