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
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!!!
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!).
So you can imagine how cool it was popping into Voluptuous Clothing while I was in Toronto recently, and having the privilege of meeting the VoluotuousClothing.com CEO, Angela, who just happens to be a fabulous, sky-high heel wearing lady whom you just can’t help but admire!
I had ordered a cute, plaid bodycon dress from Voluptuous not too long ago, which I’m sure many of you will remember from my blog post, and I adored it so much that I knew I couldn’t leave the store empty handed!
I fell in love with this super chic, black & white knit, BB Dakota dress as soon as I saw it!
With its classic pattern and weighty fabric, wearing it feels like pure luxury!
It’s literally so comfortable I could have worn it to bed as pyjamas, and gotten up and kept on wearing it again the next day!
I’ve added a great belt, nude flats, and a fancy, fringed kimono from Ashley Stewart, topped off with a handcrafted, beaded necklace, a sassy ring, and the perfect faux fur clutch from Aldo, for a chic look with an elegant playful touch that combines class and comfort, effortlessly.
This week, I had the most delightful meet up with a fellow plus size blogger buddy of mine, the beautiful Crystal Coons of Sometimes Glam – thee blog for curvy fashion enthusiasts, and DIY, jewel adorned shoe lovers everywhere!!!
Crystal was back here, in her hometown of Montreal, visiting all the way from Phoenix, and had the amazing idea to meet up for a photo shoot; but this was no ordinary photo shoot!
She came up with the idea and the theme of this post: to go out shopping and dress each other up! How fun is that!? No, but seriously though!?
And since we have such different styles, her being a self proclaimed princess, and me having a bit more of an edge, it was really cool to both get dressed up and style one another in each other’s own signature looks!!!
We share a love, Mme. Coons and I, a love for Addition Elle… Haha! So our destination wasn’t hard to decide on! A quick shot of our OsOTD (apparently I’m HILARIOUS) and it was on like Donkey Kong!
I wanted to get my Sometimes Glam(orous) gal pal into something a little more street than what she’s used to!
So I went with these amazing Lot18 patchwork boyfriend jeans with plaid detail (I need these is my life, BTW), a funky, sequin embellished top, and the absolute coolest varsity bomber!
Not only did she rock the hell out of the look, but she landed that jump with a lot more grace than I could have… (Hashtag FatGirlProblems… *sigh*).
Next, up, Crystal’s picks for me! I’m loving the look she chose for me! It so perfectly reflected her style. Preppy and sweet, with a great mix if textures, and just a hint of edginess to work perfectly with my gold chain!!!
It was a blast collaborating with a fellow blogger, and to share ideas as well as lots of giggles! I can’t wait till the next time Crystal is in town so we can get together to work on another shoot again! Thank you so much to her lovely sister for being our photographer and, to the fabulous staff at Addition Elle Fairview Pointe-Claire for letting us play!
Deets on Crystal’s own OOTD (That fabulous cape!!!) available on her blog!
I’ve been seeing so many other bloggers doing little recaps if their outfit posts at the end of each month, and I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon and start doing them too!
There’s something so satisfying about seeing your favourite styles all grouped together before your eyes, so here are mine:
September was a good month, but I’m looking forward to everything I have in store for October!!! So much to come!!! Stay tuned!!!