Tagged: plus size style

Toronto Style

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So, as most of you know, I spent the weekend out of town to attend Big Deal Toronto, blogger closet sale, and body positive gathering of the plus size community, organized by blogger, Karen Ward (Curvy Canadian), owner of Your Big Sister’s Closet.

I also got the chance to meet up with some of my lovely blogger friends, as well as meet some new beautiful, blogging babes!!! I managed to do a little shopping too!

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I set out for my first retail adventure on Saturday in my fave new “Addicted to BLACK” tank top from Addition Elle, which couldn’t be more true!

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My 2014 New Years resolution was to wear more colour, just to put things into perspective a little, so you can imagine I have a bit of a love affair with black; and with it being everywhere this fall, I definitely won’t be kicking the habit anytime soon!

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I paired it with a great pair of jeans, my vintage Burberry trench & scarf, and my favourite thing to put on my feet right now (besides peppermint foot lotion – OMG I love that stuff), my thigh high boots from SexyPlus!

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With my Louis in hand, I was ready to tackle the city, but not before making friends with a pigeon… Heheee!

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Stay tuned for a couple more posts this week featuring what I wore to the event, what I bought there, as well as a fab new dress from Voluptuous Clothing, that I just couldn’t live without!!!

PS. This shoot was not without risk! Pigeons poop… A LOT! Luckily I didn’t get hit, but it was a close one!

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Top, Addition Elle – here
Boots, SexyPlus – here
Trench, Burberry – similar new model (men’s)
Scarf, Burberry – similar new model

Flight Of The Sometimes Glam Fat Girl

This week, I had the most delightful meet up with a fellow plus size blogger buddy of mine, the beautiful Crystal Coons of Sometimes Glamthee 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!!!

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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!

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I wanted to get my Sometimes Glam(orous) gal pal into something a little more street than what she’s used to!

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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!

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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*).

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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!!!

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I loved the pretty, feminine silhouette of the Michel Studio, textured skirt, and faux leather cardigan, with the delicate mauve cami. Such a perfect ensemble!

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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!

Cynthia’s picks:
Patchwork jeans – here
Sequin embellished too – here
Varsity bomber – here

Crystal’s Picks:
Textured skirt – here
Mauve cami – here
Faux leather cardigan – here

Deets on Crystal’s own OOTD (That fabulous cape!!!) available on her blog!

T-shirt Time

When it comes to style, it’s easy to forget the simpler things, sometimes. We get so caught up in designer brands, expensive fabrics, and the latest trends, that we forget the classic basics, like the simple, white cotton tee!

In today’s post, I’m bringing myself, and maybe some of my fellow fashionistas back down to earth, and showing how I’ve incorporated three simple t-shirts into my wardrobe in three very different ways.

My first outfit is the perfect weekend on-the-go look. I’m showing love to my curves by wearing the absolute coolest tee from legalizethunderthighs.com.
When paired with a great pair of jeans, a cute cropped jacket, slip on sneakers and a fab handbag, you can turn any tee into the centrepiece of a chic look that will keep you feeling stylish whether you’re at the playground with the kiddos or out shopping with the girls.

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In my next look, I’m wearing a plain, white men’s T-shirt from Walmart, but I’ve styled it in a way that could work for anything from the office, to a dinner/movie date. Paired with a classic, wide leg trouser from Addition Elle (technically a straight leg, but for me the cut more resembles a wide leg), a gorgeous, textured blazer – belted, a bold handbag and the perfect nude heels, this look is proof that you can take an ordinary men’s tee to extraordinary, with nothing but a few great accessories!

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Last, but not least, I’m paying homage to the place where I was born and raised, the city that I love – Montreal, with my fave tee of all time, which I just happened upon at a Canada Post outlet a while back, while picking up a parcel. Glam up any T-shirt with with a fabulous skirt, like this faux leather one from Addition Elle, an edgy chain necklace, like this one from Forever 21, and a great pair of black boots, like these Addition Elle, ruched beauties, for a rocker-chic look that will definitely give new life to an otherwise simple silhouette.

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For me, the perfect tee will never go out if style – they’re inexpensive, and the styling possibilities are limitless! So the next time you walk through the men’s section at your local department store, or your significant other is throwing away his old T-shirt collection, remember not to write off the possibility of scoring one of the most versatile options you could ever add to your wardrobe!

Look #1:
T-shirt, legalizethunderthighs.com – herhttp://thunderthighshop.storenvy.com/products/8032008-t-shirt-pink-nosh-silhouettee
Jeans, Penningtons
Jacket, Addition Elle
Shoes, Coach
Handbag, Louis Vuitton – here
Sunglasses, Guess by Marciano

Look #2:
T-Shirt, Walmart – here
Pants, Addition Elle – here
Belt, Addition Elle
Blazer, Penningtons
Shoes, Payless
Handbag, Kate Spade New York
Glasses, Ray Ban

Look #3:
T-shirt, Boutique Extase
Skirt, Addition Elle – here
Boots, Addition Elle – here
Necklace, Forever 21 – here
Sunglasses, Forever 21 – here

Mad About Plaid

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So, 90s, plaid flannel is officially one of fall’s hottest trends and I am all over it!!!

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Ever since I picked up this totally awesome, Love & Legend plaid shirt with lace detail at Addition Elle a couple of weeks ago, I’ve basically been living in it. No, seriously. It’s a problem. I hurts me to leave the house in anything else right now… That’s how much I love it. *sigh*

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When I wear it, it evokes memories of listening to Hootie & the Blowfish (I only wanna be with youuuuuuu… Tell me you didn’t just sing that in your head as you were reading) in my baggy CK jeans, with slits cut up the sides, and I feel a strong connection to Josh – Paul Rudd’s character in Clueless.

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But all nostalgia aside – this shirt is just the perfect mix of style and comfort, and it is been a while since I’ve been this in love with a piece of clothing.

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I’ve paired it with a fab pair of white wash, distressed boyfriend jeans from Penningtons, and black & white flats from Walmart. I’ve accessorized with some great pieces from Forever 21 – 90s style, cross earrings and a great gold chain, tucked away under my collar for a subtle edge; and a cool pair of glasses and midi rings (Yes, that IS a triangle shaped ring!!!) complete the look.

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I also have to mention my fabulous new ombré mani… Super hot, right!?!? *wink*

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Shirt, Addition Elle – here
Jeans, Penningtons – similar
Earrings, Forever 21 – here
Necklace, Forever 21 – here
Glasses, Forever 21 – here
Midi rings, Forever 21 – here and here

Texture Lust

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When it comes to fashion, there nothing more fun to experiment with than great texture; and fall is when textures really come out to play!

Out of their summer slumbers come the cable knits, the quilting, the tweeds and flannels, but the most exciting fall textures this hear have to be the leathers and the faux furs!

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How exciting it was to finally see this Michel Studio faux fur vest in store at Addition Elle!!! I had been lusting for it ever since I spotted it in one of this fall’s video promos, and I snapped it up immediately!

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I paired it with another one of Addition Elle’s gorgeous decadent, fall pieces – their Love & Legend, black pleather skirt, to really indulge my textural desires.

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I opted for a risqué, strappy lace bra from Hips & Curves underneath to add yet another layer to the mix, a sexy pair of laser cut peep toes, gold bangles, dangly earrings, and my fabulous vintage clutch, for an edgy, texture-rich look that will definitely turns up the heat for fall!!!

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Vest, Addition Elle – here
Skirt, Addition Elle – here
Bra, Hips & Curves – here

Fresh

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Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

All my fellow 90s kids don’t need to hear more than a word or two to know that this the beginning of the instantly recognizable theme song from The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air!!!

This had to be my favourite show growing up; it was funny, there was always a good message, and Will. Smith. Was. HOT!!! (Uhh, still is actually.)

Naturally, since we’re seeing a serious revival of all things 90s, this show has a whole new following. This comes as no surprise to me – it has an appeal that will endure the test of time; but still, how freaking cool is it that my son watches it on Netflix!?!? (Cue the super excited mom, who just heard the theme song to her childhood playing on her son’s phone and now can’t stop talking to him about how awesome it was back in the day… Cue several eye rolls from said son as well.)

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You can only imagine my delight when I came across this Fresh Prince crop top from Rebdolls!!! (Actually maybe you can’t… I was embarrassingly excited.)

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Since I love mixing styles, I’ve paired it with this showstopping yellow midi skirt from ELOQUII, a fabulous statement necklace from Revolucion Jewelry, my vintage Burberry trench, (thanks Papa) and cute blue flats for a bold, flashy look that the Will would surely approve!

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Crop top, Rebdolls – here
Skirt, ELOQUII – here
Necklace, Revolucion Jewelry – here
Vintage trench, Burberry – new model (which is actually a men’s style, like mine, for size purposes)

Size Sexy

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Do you know what size you are? You may be reading this and thinking, of course I do – but fellow Canadian, Tierra Sedgemore, the designer of this fab tee, and founder of the Size Sexy movement is trying to change the way women have been letting their sizes define them, one t-shirt at a time!

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The message written across these tees is a short, but powerful one. A true rebel of a slogan, it goes against the idea we’ve all had drilled into our heads since we were little girls, that we are the number on our clothing labels. Notice how, even at the beginning of this post, I asked what size you are, and not what size you wear? That right there is proof enough that we have been letting our sizes determine our worth for far too long.

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I’ve paired mine with my pastel pink tutu from Zelie For She, gunmetal accessories and my grey, Rampage, grunge boots, for a playful, sexy look with a whole lot of attitude!

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I may wear a size 22/24, but the size I am is SEXY and you can join the movement too!

Purchase your Size Sexy tees in an assortment of colours on Tierra’s website (here), and in store or online at Sexy Plus Clothing. Also, don’t forget to follow Tierra on Instagram @tierrasedgemoresizesexy and use the #sizesexy hashtag!

In parting I’ll leave you with the words of the lady herself – “Don’t be defined by your size. Be size sexy!!!”

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T-shirt, Size Sexy – here
Tutu, Zelie For She – here