Canadian Honolulu

It’s been a long winter here in Canada, and all of us are anxious for Spring, sun-kisses on our shoulders and giving our toes some freedom in pretty sandals. But, it’s still pretty chilly on this April 13th Wednesday, so I wanted to show you how a basic black cardi (something we should all have in our closets as a wardrobe staple) allows me to start wearing Spring/Summer styles even before the appropriate temperatures officially invite me to do so.

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This super cute floral dress by Point Zero Curvy is slightly more business than my usual style (reminiscent of my former corporate days), but still has a touch of sass with the cut-outs at the neckline.

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It is lined and comes with the thin belt shown. The black side panels on this design are a nice touch adding definition to your shape.

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My shear-bottom cardi is one of my favs, also from Point Zero Curvy, but now sold out. Joseph Ribkoff offers a similar one but it is kinda pricey as it is a designer brand. You could do any long black cardi to achieve the same look, and make your summer dresses a little more office-appropriate.

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I like the contrast of the bright floral design against the black. Point Zero Curvy has some pretty neat – and inexpensive – designs for this season, so I hope you enjoy this brand as much as I do.

Special thanks to Lisa of Mustangsallytwo for snapping these pics!


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Fat and Proud – Reclaiming the Word Fat

Today is an epic day for the body positivity movement and plus size fashion industry in Canada. It is with great pride (as a proud plus size woman and industry entrepreneur), that I share the news that Karen Ward, a pioneer in this industry as a blogger and boutique owner, along with other trailblazers made the cover of Toronto Metro News.

To reclaim the word fat, Karen says “we need to strip it of its ability to hurt, shed the negative connotations it has accrued, and use it to label ourselves.” As the wife of a Jamaican born and raised man, the word fat has never held these connotations for my husband. Instead, it implies an attractive, healthy, rounded and appealing woman. It is quite refreshing to see an entire culture, and most of the Caribbean, celebrating beauty diversity in this way and with features like today’s article in Toronto Metro News, we may slowly but surely achieve our goal so eloquently described by Karen above.

While there are many models, bloggers and beauty diversity advocates and institutions making headway in Toronto and worldwide, I am so thrilled that this feature included (from left to right) Sarah Taylor, Laura Caravaggio, Karen Ward, Ophilia Alleyne and Thera Warren.

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Photo by Liz Beddall for Metro News


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Blue for Autism

Today’s plus size outfit of the day is in honour of Autism Awareness, and more specifically to blogger Annika of The Stylish Read who is the proud and devoted mother of an autistic child.

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Cardi and Top by Addition Elle – last year

Leggings by SexyPlus Clothing

Booties by Pennington’s – last year

Annika dedicated a special post about Autism today April 2. Click the image below to read.

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