Tagged: Plus Size

No, Honey 

I’m 100% body positive. I love my fat peeps, my skinny peeps, my short, tall, black, white, and everything-in-between peeps! I truly believe that every body is beautiful in its own unique way.

I’ve been fat my whole life. Even when I was suffering from anorexia and bulimia, and had shed over 100 lbs. In my mind, I was still fat.


It took me a hell of a lot of hard work to learn that I was worth loving. The fact that I truly believe it is something I’m proud of, because that realization may come easily to some, but it didn’t for me.

When somebody tries to take that kind of self-love away from me, or from anyone — I get angry.


I’m so sick of seeing women tear each other down in order to build themselves up!


Because I’m fat and pretty, it doesn’t mean you can’t be pretty and thin!


There is more than one way to be beautiful, and more than enough beauty in this world to go around!


Who is anyone to assume that it has anything to do with size?


Size is a tangible thing. You can see size, measure it — feel it… Beauty is all in our heads.


What I’m really trying to say here is — go ahead and believe you’re prettier than me. If that’s how you see it, than to you, it’s the truth.


But know, that my truth looks different. In my mind, the fact that you are thin doesn’t automatically qualify you to be beautiful.


Thinness isn’t a prerequisite to beauty — kindness is.



So no, honey. If you can’t see that your beauty standards do not define me, then just know that you’re thinner than me — not prettier — and don’t get the two confused.


Crop top, Flaws of Couture – here

Skirt, Eloquii – here

Clutch, Aldo – similar

Shoes, Payless – here

PS. Here are a few things I find beautiful, from an abandoned building, one of my favourite places to shoot!


  
  

Penningtons Date Night Vote

A couple of weeks ago, in a post for the Penningtons blog, I asked you to help me choose between three Penningtons outfits for a date night at The Keg with my hubby!

  
There were some very strong opinions, but there was a definite winner!!! 

  
Thank you all so much for your input!!! 

Be sure to head over to the Pennington’s blog to view more info on my three date night picks (here), and all the deets and more photos of my date night with the hubs (here)!!! 

All three outfits (minus shoes and accessories), Penningtons 

French Curves: BIKINI

  
It may not be the 16th of the July anymore, but that doesn’t mean a thing when you’re still celebrating the 2nd birthday of the French Curves Challenge!!! 

The gorgeous Vanoue of The Curvy and Curly Closet decided to extend the festivities by adding this extra special challenge to allow us to continue celebrating this special occasion! 

Please scroll down, all my English speaking beauties! A translation will follow!

Oui, le 16 du mois de juillet est déjà passé, mais ça ne veut rien dire quand nous fêtons toujours le 2ème anniversaire du French Curves Challenge !!! 

La resplendissante Vanoue, de The Curvy and Curly Closet a prolongé les festivités en ajoutant ce challenge extra spéciale pour nous permettre de continuer à fêter l’occasion ! 

Le thème aujourd’hui: BIKINI !!! 

    
   

L’été passé, je me suis retrouver dans mon premier bikini. Depuis ce jour, je me suis promis de ne jamais avoir honte d’en porter un. 

   


    

Il y a quelques années que jamais je pourrais imaginer que j’allais être aussi confortable aujourd’hui, en publique, en train de montrer mon ventre, mes cuisses et mes fesses au monde, mais coucooouuu !!! 

  

 

 Me voici !!! 
  
   
  

Je suis fabuleuse en bikini !!! 

  

 

N’oubliez pas, vous pouvez decouvrir les contributions de toutes les autres merveilleuses French Curvettes ici !!! 

Ainsi que sur la page Facebook French Curves, et sur Instagram, @frenchcurvesfashion !

Haut de maillot, Monif C. – ancien 

Bas de maillot, Swimsuitsforall.com – ici 

Haut à capuchon en maille, Addition Elle – similaire 


And now for my Anglo readers!

Today’s theme: BIKINI!!! 

Last summer I wore my first bikini since my childhood. Since that day, I’ve promised myself to never be ashamed to wear one. 

A few years ago, I never would have fathomed feeling this comfortable in public, showing off my tummy, my thighs, and my butt to the world, but yoohooooo!!! 

Here I am!!!

Totally fabulous in a bikini!!! 

Don’t forget, you can discover the contributions of all the other marvelous French Curvettes here!!! 

As well as on the French Curves Facebook page, and on Instagram, @frenchcurvesfashion

Bikini top, Monif C. – old 

Bikini bottoms, Swimsuitsforall.com – here 

Mesh hoodie, Addition Elle – similar 

Jorts

As stepped out a couple of weeks ago in my denim shorts, my teenage son sarcastically commented, “mum, are you wearing jorts?”

  
“Jorts?” I wondered. The look of confusion on my face, obvious. 

  
“Jean shorts…? Jean. Shorts? Jorts..?” He exclaimed. 

  
Ahhh, of course. JORTS!!! How have I never heard this portmanteau? It’s brilliant! And it seems that I’m the last person to be aware of its existence!!! 

  
And yes — yes I am wearing jorts. And they’re awesome — even though my son seems to think otherwise. 

  
But whatever. He doesn’t know my life… 

   
That’s a lie. Yes he does — but I’m gonna keep wearing my jorts anyway!!!

  
   
Jorts (shorts), Penningtons – similar 

Top, Walmart – still available in store 

Sandals, Penningtons – here 

Dice ring, Ready To Stare – here 

Clutch, Ted Baker – old 

French Curves: La Dolce Vita 

  

Bonjour !!! It’s the 16th of the month once more, which by now, you should all know, means it’s time for the French Curves Challenge – an outfit photo challenge with the French touch, created by always lovely, Vanoue, of The Curvy and Curly Closet

If you don’t speak French, you know I’ve still got you! As always, an English translation will follow, just scroll down!!! 

Il est le 16 du mois !!! Temps pour un nouveau French Curves Challenge – la collaboration entre les blogueuses francophones de taille plus, crée par la toujours belle, Vanoue, de The Curvy and Curly Closet

Ceci marque le deuxième anniversaire du challenge, et malgré que j’ai seulement commencer à participer cette année, je suis très fière d’être ici pour fêter cette joyeuse occasion avec Vanoue et les French Curvettes! 

Le thème ce mois-ci: La Dolce Vita 

 

Je n’ai jamais vu le film italien de Fellini, mais la douceur de vivre, ou bien, la belle vie n’est pas difficile à imaginer, car la beauté de notre existance est partout autour de nous, meme si parfois, dans la tristesse et le chagrin, on ne le remarque pas.  
   

   
Pour payer hommage à cette vie douce, je me suis retrouvé dans un beau petit jardin pas loin de chez moi, que j’ai probablement passé 1000 fois, sans jamais vraiment le remarquer, entouré de fleurs et de feuilles, vêtu en blanc et turquoise.  

   
  
En fait, j’ai déjà porté ce look pour un de mes articles pour Le blogue Penningtons, mais je l’adore tellement, que je voulais le récréer pour le mien. 

   

  

  
Même si le film retro est complètement en noir et blanc, je pense que j’ai réussi à capturé son essence de glamour et de joie de vivre en Technicolor. 

  

Robe, Penningtons – ici

Foulard, Penningtons – ancien (mais j’adore celui la)

Chaussures, ASOS – ici 
N’oubliez pas, vous pouvez decouvrir les contributions de tout les autre merveilleuses blogeuses rondes, francophones ici!

Ainsi que sur la page Facebook French Curves, et sur Instagram, @frenchcurvesfashion !

And now, for my English readers!

The theme this month: La Dolce Vita 
I’ve never seen the Italian film by Fellini, but the sweet life, or the good life, aren’t hard to imagine because the beauty of our existence is everywhere around us, even if at times, in sadness and heartbreak, we fail to take notice of it. 

To pay homage to this sweet life, I found myself in a pretty little garden not far from my place, that I’ve probably passed a thousand times without ever really paying it any mind, surrounded by flowers and leaves, and dressed in white and turquoise. 

Actually, I’ve already worn this look in one of my articles for The Penningtons Blog, but I love it so much that I wanted to recreate it for my own. 

Even though the retro film is completely in black & white, I think I succeeded in capturing its essence of glamour and joie de vivre, in Technicolor. 

Dress, Penningtons – here 

Scarf, Peningtons – old (but I love this)

Shoes, ASOS – here 

Be sure to check out all my fellow French Curvettes here!

And don’t forget to take follow the French Curves Facebook page, as well as @frenchcurvesfashion on Instagram too! 

Penningtons Grind 

It’s been a fun couple of weeks over on The Penningtons Blog

In one post, I got to take their 5-way bra for a spin and see how it worked with five different outfits to suit each way. 

  
And then in my latest post, I got to style one piece, three ways — perfect for when you’re packing light on vacation! 

   
 
For more info on my looks and to check out the entire posts, head over to www.blog.penningtons.com, where you can find me each week, doing my thang and rocking some awesome Penningtons clothes! 

Wedding Season Go-To

Wedding season is in full swing. Every weekend I see a blissful newlywed couple posing for their wedding photos along the water not far from where I Iive.

With, at the very least, a wedding or two to attend each summer, we inevitably scope out the dress scene! 

Of course, it’s all about the blushing bride’s dress — obvi; and the handsome groom too… But I still like to make a statement. After all, you’re bound to bump into at least one ex, or common girlfriend who talked behind your back that one time, and whom you absolutely can’t stand, and now you need to look extra hot in front of — err… Maybe that’s just me…? *nervous laugh*

But anyway, there’s no harm in bringing your A game to a wedding, because let’s face it… At some point during the evening, at least some eyes will be on you

Searching for the perfect dress can seem a daunting task, but that’s why I love Canadian owned (and internationally shipping) SexyPlus Clothing! 

The owner (and absolute dollface), Stefanie (a plus size woman herself) has curated a wonderful collection of dresses in all styles to suit your wedding season (or any season) needs, so you don’t have to search. She just gets it. 

  
This gorgeous and luxurious little black & white number is actually a convertible dress that can also be worn strapless. I must admit though, my favourite of the two is this classic halter style. 

   
 
I love its retro feel so much, that I decided to play it up even more!

   

 

 
I paired it with a cute head scarf, cork wedges, and a vintage metallic mesh clutch that I thrifted (kachiiiiing) earlier this summer!
   
   
It’s chic, old world sexy, and perfect for a wedding, or any occasion! 

   
 
So definitely take a peek at the selection over at SexyPlus! There are so many gorgeous dresses! Whether your style is elegant, or super sassy, you’ll be sure to find something that’s just perfect for you! 
Dress, SexyPlus Clothing – here (also a available in white – here)

Bangles, Fashion to Figure – similar 

Head scarf, Walmart – similar