Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Spring Please!

It’s still chilly here in Toronto, Canada, but us fashionistas are SO ready for Spring. We can’t wait to whip out old favourites and style them with new accessories and shoes. So despite the fact that real sunny days haven’t reached us yet, I decided to wear this dress from last year, a real tropical beauty. It was featured in one of my very early posts as a new plus size fashion blogger, and photographed by Rebecca Northcott.

Here I am wearing it today:

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And here I am wearing is last year, for the blog:

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I know I will love this one for years to come.


Dress by Addition Elle (last year)

Bolero and necklace by SexyPlus Clothing (last year)


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Ruching, I love you.

Ruching, also sometimes spelled “rouching” and pronounced “roo-shing”, from the noun “ruche” is defined as: a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin, or other material for trimming or finishing a dress. 

Ruching has gained popularity in fashion design in recent years, particularly in the body and hip area of dresses and tunics, and it’s a technique I know many of us have embraced. While we are making advances in the area of confidently showing our curves along with our lumps and bumps, notably a protruding belly outline (called #VBO in the world of plus size bloggers for Visible Belly Outline), some of us may still be more comfortable with some camouflage around our mid-section to minimize the belly outline. And that’s ok too, because it’s all about what makes you feel good, body positive movement aside.

For me, it depends on my state of mind (and level of confidence) at the time I’m considering a certain dress, for a certain event or activity. It fluctuates, and that’s ok. Sometimes I’m totally ok with a bold curve-hugging, unapologetic fit, and sometimes I am looking for a little help from some good ol’ ruching.

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This dress, the Zuri Plus Size Bodycon by SWAK Designs (Sealed with a Kiss Designs), does the trick. And to find it on a casual, cotton jersey dress like this is nice. With an asymmetrical hem design, this casual style actually allows you to feel kinda fabulous even if it’s just to run some errands.

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The shoulder straps are totally bra-friendly and the round neckline reveals the tiniest bit of décolletage without being too sexy for a daytime look.

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I envisioned it with the gorgeous and slightly dramatic Terri Chiffon Duster, also from SWAK, to provide some colour contrast. Isn’t it perfect?!

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It’s the kind of piece you wear as an accessory, and I feel so chic in it. I brought the mint colour in with a simple pastel chainlink necklace, and the pweter boho chic bag by Coach was just so “ladies who lunch”.

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And for shoes, a neutral like these light brown studded sandals are fine because they do not compete with the dominant colour palette.

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The Zuri Bodycon Dress also comes in black, and if there are any left, teal. Hopefully SWAK will keep offering this cut, perhaps with sleeves for Fall, in new colours.

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And the Terri Chiffon Duster also comes in the lovely multi print.

 

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Special thanks to Lisa of the blog Mustangsallytwo for snapping these great pictures for me, and lending me her gorgeous Coach bag.

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Zuri Bodycon Dress by SWAK

Terri Chiffon Duster by SWAK

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Delicate Mint

LO-VING my plus size outfit of the day today, featuring a beautiful corset detail knit top with delicate floral scrolls and to create contrast which I love, I added a mint coloured cardi and a belt to cinch the look.

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Top by Addition Elle – sold out

Mint Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing (designed by Point Zero Curvy)

Perfect Leggings by SexyPlus Clothing (by SWAK designs)

Booties by Pennington’s – sold out


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Pink & Coral Never Quarrel

Blogging is work – you need to deliver and brands are waiting. But sometimes, an outfit just inspires you and you can’t wait to style and capture it, like this one featuring my FAVOURITE colour combinations: pink, coral and black. Just look at my boutique logo (SexyPlus Clothing) – isn’t this colour combination dreamy?

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It always works, and never goes out of style. Combining this coral crochet sleeveless top by Point Zero Curvy with black was a no-brainer, but the look came to life when I paired it with this pink clutch by Coach and a stunning statement necklace by Your Big Sister’s Closet (both borrowed from my friend Lisa of Mustangsallytwo).

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The crochet top is a great piece on it’s own for a more casual weekend look, but works as a great shell and provides vivid contrast to an outfit. As with all Point Zero designs, the devil is in the details and I love the large chevron texture in the middle. And it’s lined – you can’t really tell but there is a layer of thin fabric under the crochet.

The superb statement necklace is something I might need to beg Lisa for when (and if) she ever gets tired of it. PLEASE LISA PLEEEEEAZZZZ!

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A basic black cardigan makes this look office ready.

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In the spirit of Spring, I was so excited to feature these new ankle pants by SexyPlus Clothing. They are SUPER comfy, stretchy, and right on trend combining both a bit of cut-out and some fishnet at the hem. Made from a cool, breathable waffle-like fabric, they are a wardrobe basic that’s anything but basic.

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So trust me when I say pink and coral never quarrel, and just make peace with these palette sisters.

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Special thanks to Lisa of the blog Mustangsallytwo for taking my pictures!! Go follow her blog – she’s a fashionista on fire!

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Crochet Cami by Point Zero Curvy, also available at SexyPlus Clothing boutique

Mesh Bottom Cardi by Point Zero Curvy – sold out, alternate here

Cut-out Ankle Pant by SexyPlus Clothing

Necklace by Your Big Sister’s Closet – in store

Kitten Platform Pump by Payless Shoe Source


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Aztec Chevron Mix

Today’s outfit combines Aztec and chevron prints – because I can! And because I wanted to add a splash of colour. With these Aztec leggings, you may automatically go for monochromatic pieces to complete the look, but this outfit demonstrates that you can opt for something unexpected like a chevron cardi and get a totally cool look.

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Cardi by Maurices (last year) – similar one here

Cami by SexyPlus

Leggings by Addition Elle (last year) – similar here

Sandals by Pennington’s (last year) – similar here


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Spring Camo Ammo

This outfit is total Spring transition and I’m ‘armed’ with the right wardrobe pieces to make it happen. I wanted to wear sandals but it’s still a bit chilly soooo I threw on my fav tuxedo mesh cardi.

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Cardi by Point Zero Curvy brand by SexyPlus Clothing (sold out)
Camo blouse and necklace by Addition Elle (2 years ago)
Perfect Leggings by SWAK Designs by SexyPlus Clothing 
Gladiator sandals by Ardene (last year), similar here


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Fishnet & Pink

It’s sunny and warm today finally in Toronto, Canada. It wakes us all up a bit I think, and the invigorating feeling is infections. I couldn’t wait to wear something light and fun, and so today’s plus size outfit of the day is a wonderful long fishnet cover with capri leggings and a pink cami to add a pop of fresh, happy colour. Paired with my fav pink espadrilles, I do declare I feel more than ready for summer.

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Long Fishnet Cover by SexyPlus Clothing

Capri Leggings by SexyPlus Clothing

Pink Espadrilles by Payless Shoesource (last year) – similar here


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