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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

My Tutu Experience 

I’ve worn a tutu before. I own a pretty, light pink one, and it’s very much adorable, but I’ve always felt that it lacked a little drama for those times when I really wanted to slay.

So, while scrolling through my newsfeed one day, I happened upon a post from Mo Handahu, better known to most of you as the fabulous, Halifax based life & style blogger/designer/spectacular sunglasses aficionado, Lion Hunter.

She is just the epitome of cool, and takes the word chic to a whole new level with her consistently epic print mixing, and awe-inspiring accessories, so her posts always jump right off my screen, begging to be admired.

In this particular one, she was wearing a vibrant blue tutu, a colour that struck me as uncommon as far as these puffy tulle skirts go.

I soon discovered that not only was she wearing it five different ways with that flawless pizazz that only she can pull off (which is impressive in its own right), but she had hand crafted it herself as part of a lookbook for her own line, called “The Tutu Experience.” (Whaaaaaaaa!? No wayyyyyy, right!?)

So, I guess you can imagine my excitement upon finding out that not only could I now own one of Lion Hunter’s gorgeous tutus, but I could also have a chance to touch a piece of her, now somehow tangible, greatness!!!

There were so many colour choices, and it was tough to make a decision, but I had always wanted a brown tutu. So after giving some measurements, and a special request or two, a few clicks later my tutu order was sent!


All I can say is, OMIGAWWWWWD it’s everything!!! I’m not even kidding. I’m completely obsessed with it (like, I’ll take three more, obsessed)!!!



I paired it with a cute leopard crop top from Rebdolls, because after all, I couldn’t wear a piece from Mo without paying homage to her by wearing at least one print!


 I accessorized with some fierce, (albeit wickedly uncomfortable) cobalt blue pumps (probably my last attempt at heels ever) by Christian Siriano for Payless, a handmade Malian bronze & bead necklace, and topped it all off with my trusty yellow Ted Baker springbok hide clutch, for an edgy, vibrant touch.


 I definitely turned heads in my tutu, between its rich brown colour, striking design, and the wind that kept blowing it up and showing off the goodies; and I can officially say this tutu experience was glorious!!!


Check out more from Mo, including her entire line of custom-made tutus and skirts for every body on Etsy, and her incredible personal style and more on her blog, Lion-Hunter.com.

Tutu, The Tutu Experince – here

Crop top, Rebdolls – here

Shoes, Chritian Siriano for Payless – here

Clutch, Ted Baker – sold out, similar

YAAASSSSS!!!

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I did it!!! I did it!!! I finally cut my hair and I’m AHHH-dorable!!! Haha!

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As my loyal followers know, I’ve been debating cutting it short again for as long as I’ve been blogging (longer actually) and I finally got the nerve up to go through with it!!! For those of you who don’t, I wrote a blog post at the start of this year detailing my long hair vs. short hair struggle (here).

I went with a cut that would offer me the best of both worlds – an undercut that’s short and edgy, yet long enough on top to showcase my beautiful curls and volume!

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A great haircut is nothing without a fab outfit, though, so I rocked my new do with my fave skirt – an acid wash chambray, high-low number from Addition Elle, a vibrant, tribal print crop top from Forever 21+, grey suede, laser cut oxfords from Esprit, and my gorgeous Louis Vuitton Speedy 40 handbag.

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I’m feeling liberated and rejuvenated!!! Ahhh… Change is good!!!

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Skirt, Addition Elle – here
Top, Forever 21+ – here
Shoes, Esprit – similar
Handbag, Louis Vuitton – here
Ring, Addition Elle – here