Polished Biker Chick Contrast

This past Saturday November 19 I was invited to attend a special dinner and show by Kat Leonard, a comedienne and TV personality, called My Selfie. It was a tribute to body positivity and self-love. It was a great show and my outfit was killer so here’s the scoop:

Last year at my boutique SexyPlus, a Canadian plus size clothing store located in Mississauga, Ontario, I was offering this super sassy faux-leather peplum dress and I just had to grab one for myself before it sold out (which happened pretty fast). It had everything I want in a party dress: v-neck, sleeves (which were mesh but that was fine), peplum and faux leather. What a winner.

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A strapless bra would have been better to avoid my straps showing but I knew I was going to keep my FABULOUS jacket on most of the night because of the cold temps.

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I wore it with fishnet stockings from SexyPlus to provide that tiny bit of coverage and interest between the skirt hem and the boots. I chose a choker from the #chokerchick collection at SexyPlus offered by Caterina Moda and a simple earring to match.

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I wore my tall medium heel boots from Addition-Elle which I love because the heel is actually manageable and I can stand to be in them for a few hours. It provides some height and a more evening look than a flat would have.

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The jacket is a stunning designer piece also from SexyPlus – but from last year, from the Joseph Ribkoff Plus Size Collection. And the thing with these amazing statement pieces is that I don’t carry too many of them at the store so when one comes along, you just have to grab it because you know it will be a winner for years to come.

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The dark hint of blue, the shine from the taffeta, and the wired collar and sleeves of the jacket with the sexy black business going on underneath gave me the ultimate polished biker chick contrast. And that’s so me.


Dress and jacket from SexyPlus Clothing – vintage

Fishnet stockings from SexyPlus Clothing

Wide calf boots by Addition Elle – sold out, alternate here or here

Choker by Caterina Moda for SexyPlus – similar here


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Black & Blue I Love You

So if you know me, you know I have a penchant for anything black and blue. It’s just my palette and I’m drawn to it every time. So in this #OOTD post (outfit of the day), I wanted to demonstrate how despite my best efforts (ok, not really), black and blue always finds its way back on me.

First look – Zeta Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing

By far one of my favourite and most versatile acquisitions, the Zeta panel cardi can be worn for business as a beautiful layering piece providing a polished finish, as shown here with a grey patterned leggings and black cami…

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…or with a cocktail dress for a more formal look, as shown here which I wore to a Fall wedding this year.

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And here it is in a different fabric and print, a striped black and blue version, and just as stunning but with a bit more electric pizazz.

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Second look: Random pop of blue

I bet you’d never think of randomly adding the pop of blue to this look, but since the top is a bit short on one side and I like to completely cover my belly, I thought the blue cami would break up the monochromaticity of this outfit. I complimented the blue with a blue and black necklace.

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Third look: Barcelona Long Lace Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing

This lace cardi is divine! Such a romantic and dramatic layering piece, it takes this blue maxi to a whole new level.

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Fourth look: Bottoms Up!

A traditional combination for my Fall looks, a great tunic with blue leggings and a bootie. Would also look great with my tall boots.

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Moral of the story? Don’t default to black! Of course it’s the most versatile and ‘slimming’ colour and we all love it, but you can sneak in some colour and express yourself more vividly.


Zeta Panel Cardigan by SexyPlus Clothing (comes in black, blue, red and a black and blue stripe)

Barcelona Lace Long Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


 

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Sandra & Parker

This post is one which I gather will appeal to many because of its easy wearability. The Sandra Cut-out dress by SWAK Designs is an easy to wear dress with a cool cut-out at the bust. It’s perfect for Fall with 1/2 sleeves and a knee-length design. The cut-out isn’t too revealing so you could easily wear this dress to the office or to a cocktail event.

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I think most of us, would, by default, pair this dress with a black cardigan (and that would look sharp), but I wanted to show you how fun it can be when you step outside of your comfort zone, and opt for something fun. The Parker Cardigan is soft, comfortable, versatile and bright. And because I prefer a cinched look to outline my silhouette, I threw on a belt and I love the completed ensemble.

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A tall black boot refines the outfit and balances the solids in this look.

Try something different when coordinating your outfits and you might be delightfully surprised. Turquoise zebra print and cranberry… or as SWAK calls it, Sandra & Parker🙂

Special thanks to Sarah Taylor for taking my pics!

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xox

Stef


Sandra Dress by SWAK Designs

Parker Cardi by SWAK Designs

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing

Wide Calf Boots by Addition Elle (sold out)


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Zipped but not Confined

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Zipped but not Confined – see that’s the thing with jackets – if they’re not specifically made by plus size designers or brands, they often end up looking great on the hanger, but being too tight or ill-fitted when zipped. Well, that definitely wasn’t the case with the Beverly Zipper Jacket I’m featuring in this post.

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Designed and manufacturer by SWAK Designs, a brand that totally gets and loves plus sizes, the fit was GREAT and super comfortable, even zipped up.

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Now, if you’re like me and you like longer tops that go below the belly, you may be thinking how you would wear the Beverly, but when I saw it, I knew I could do a longer cami (also by SWAK and sold at SexyPlus Clothing) to create a layered look. And the seams in the jacket provide a nice tapered look that outlined my silhouette.

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Throw on some leggings, like these Perfect Seamless Leggings also by SWAK and sold at SexyPlus Clothing, or some skinny jeans, and you’ve got a really nice walk-in-the-park Sunday afternoon Fall outfit. And if you’re wondering what that sexy thing is under my cami? That’s my harness bra, that I featured in a holiday 2015 post.

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The Beverly Zipper Jacket also comes in black and berry.

I hope you are inspired to try something a little shorter than you normally wear, or even a crop (which can also be layered). Thank you SWAK for always making wearable clothing for us curvy girls!

Special thanks to Caterina Moda for snapping these pics for me🙂

xox

Stefanie


Beverly Zipper Jacket by SWAK Designs

Leggings by SexyPlus Clothing

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing

Wide Calf Boots by Penningtons


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For Fall, Stand Tall & Think Pink

There is no reason pink has to recluse itself during the Fall/Winter season – it’s just a matter of knowing how to incorporate it seasonally with Fall pieces.

I recently discovered the Helen Hooded Tunic by SWAK Designs – and fell in love. I value staple pieces that I know I’ll wear again and again and this ultra cuddly hoodie is no exception. It’s a special blend of poly/spandex fabric that I haven’t felt before: soft and stretchy, of course, but also with a slight ponte/jersey feel. Not too heavy, but just warm enough to be comfortable all day. You’ve gotta touch it to know it. So I decided to style it with pink leggings, and my new low heel wide calf boots.

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As you can see, the wonderful Helen tunic is long enough to actually be called a tunic, and hits at the thigh just where I like.

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It is fitted, and of course I am wearing shapewear, but it’s still VERY flattering.

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It has pockets which is a nice bonus…

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And it covers my bum from the back too – although in this cheeky shot it looks slightly higher. But I wanted to show you the back, as well as the lace up detail on these awesome boots.

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The Helen Hooded Tunic also comes in coral and heather grey.

So ladies, you CAN do pink in Fall and Winter and guess what, you can also do WHITE any friggin’ time of year you like!

xox

Stefanie


Helen Hooded Tunic by SWAK Designs

Leggings by Costco (size XL)

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing

Boots by Addition Elle (sold out)


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Barcelona Lace

The Barcelona long lace cardi from SexyPlus Clothing is err-thang! Totally fell in love the minute I tried it on. And it’s so versatile – you can wear it to add drama to a dress – like I did here, or with jeans, leggings, as a swim cover, as lingerie. What a great piece to own!

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Cardi SexyPlus Clothing

Dress by SexyPlus Clothing, vintage

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Rasta Vibes

How do you wear a sexy fishnet dress without revealing all? With a strapless bra and leggings, and voila. Sexy, fun and still respectable🙂

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Dress SexyPlus Clothing

Sandals by Penningtons – vintage, or alternates here

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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