Petite, but not Short on Style & Confidence

This post is about celebrating petite plus size women in all their compact glory. In a world where height is often synonymous with beauty, it is important to continue to showcase the refreshing wonder of diversity.

So here’s to all the petite plus beauties who are standing tall, and standing UP, to so-called fashion rules in their everyday lives, on their blogs, down the aisle and even on the runway.

1.Tina Rose 5’4″

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2. Jennifer Lynn Neyra (left) 5’3″

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3. Darlene Lebron 5’3″

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4. Felicia Sellars 5’4″

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5. Cassandra Cee 5’5″

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6. Jennifer Isaac 5’3″

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7. Laurie Thornton 5’1″

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8. Jewelz Mazzei 5’5″

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9. Vanessa Mendes Carvalho 5’6″

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10. Sunna Murphy 5’1″

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11. Aggie Panda 4’11”

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12. Cassie Westfall Lemp 4’9″

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13. Gail Thompson 5’2″

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14. Anesha Sylvia 5’0″

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15. Kaity Wuebbolt 5’4″

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16. Kyra M-G 5’1″


17. Irene Kavita 5’2″


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18. Me! Stefanie Augusteijn 5’2″


19. Rebecca Northcott 5’3″

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20. Lisa S 5’6″

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Aren’t they inspiring? If you are of know of a petite plus cutie who should be included here, please comment below and provide the Instagram handle to be used. I will update this post and add you or her!

Thanks for stopping by…



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By now you know that I’m a lover of tunics and leggings in the Winter months. It’s just a combination that works for my shape. But sometimes, when we find a cut or combination that works for us, we may end up mindlessly repeating it and letting our stylee-senses fall to the wayside.

This is why I force myself to opt for contrasting colours, patterns and textures when putting outfits together.


When I saw this varsity sweater dress at Forever 21, I knew it was for me. Although featured on their website as a dress, which I could do in summer or to go out, I knew it would be great as a tunic. The classic black and white pattern can be paired with solids and patterns as I did with these herringbone tights from Addition Elle.


You might never suspect it, but it works so well to add yet another pattern, the animal print belt and necklace. And the hint of pink in the necklace picks up the magenta tones in the tights quite nicely.

Any wide calf boots would have done the trick here, but I opted for one of my all-time favorite styles, the Venus by SexyPlus (designed by Boots by Pamela).


I am wearing shapewear because I like a sleek, more contained look and feel.


I shot these images myself with my tripod so excuse me if they all kinda look the same! Points for effort? 🙂


Varsity Sweater Tunic by Forever 21

Tights by Addition Elle, vintage – shop current styles here

Belt by Addition Elle, vintage

Necklace by Betsey Johnson, vintage – shop current styles here

Boots by SexyPlus Clothing (this style, the Venus, is available by special order in sizes 7-11 – contact SexyPlus for details)

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Stop Matching; Start Coordinating

Growing up in a Cotton Ginny culture, or Au Coton in Montreal where I was raised, getting dressed was all about matching. Your leg warmers matched your sweater and your earrings and your headband – you get the idea.


As I’ve matured though, I’ve refined my personal style and learned to coordinate my outfits, instead of mindlessly matching. And coordinating is where your personal style really gets a chance to affirm itself.

This outfit is so simple, but coordinated to provide interesting contrast, texture and rich colour.


Instead of reaching for another blue item to match the blouse, or a white or black item to match the leggings, I went totally wild and put these two together. Ok, so maybe it’s not exactly ‘wild’ but let’s go with unexpected and the result is totally refreshing.



The shirt is long enough to pair with leggings and just falls loosely around the hips. Shirts like this are essential for casual chic looks. You may find them square or boxy looking on the hangers, but I encourage you to give them a try when you see them. Some are surprisingly shapely and flattering without being clingy.


Throw on your fav wide calf boots or booties and your look is complete. And oh, for the jewelry, try ‘coordinating’ too – instead of instinctively matching. You might be surprised by the stylish outcome. For this outfit I opted for a simple tri-coloured gold pendant.

There are so many ways to pull off this look – just pick a shirt and a pair of leggings that don’t match!


Special thanks to Annika of the blog The Stylish Reid for snapping these winter fresh photos for me.


Shirt by Torrid – sold out, similar here or here

Leggings by Addition Elle – sold out, similar here

Wide calf boots by PayLess – purchased in store in Canada, shop online here

Teardrop Pendant by Michael Hill


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