Welcome Fall – I Harvest You

As mentioned in my previous post, I am excited for Fall because with each season, plus size fashion gets better and better. The Affordable Casual Collection by Point Zero Curvy offered at my boutique SexyPlus Clothing is no exception. I mean, just LOOK at this bee-you-tiful kimono duster in all of its glorious detail.

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Not only is the boho print so romantically autumn, but the back features a top and bottom lace insert, allowing your outfit (and derriere) to be seen from the back, and the fringe makes it oh so dramatic.

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I love tapered garments that can be loose fitting but still outline my silhouette, and this plus size kimono duster has just that. I don’t feel like my shape is lost.

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There are so many ways this beautiful piece can be styled: with jeans, a cami and leggings, over a jumpsuit, etc. Endless!!!

Now let’s talk about the LBD I have underneath. Also a Point Zero Curvy design, this basic a-line dress is actually not so basic.

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Featuring faux-leather braiding to decorate the soft v neckline, and totally whimsical chiffon bell sleeves.

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As a petite plus, the length was perfect for me, and my taller sisters may enjoy it’s above-knee look, especially throughout the season with tights and wide calf boots.

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The sizing was generous and I am wearing the 0X (I normally wear a 1X).

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This is just the beginning and I’ll be sharing more Fall looks that will make summer’s end a little less painful.

Special thanks to Caterina for photographing me – she’s a sizzling Canadian plus size model and good friend – check her out here.


Kimono Duster by Point Zero Curvy – available at SexyPlus Clothing

A-line Dress by Point Zero Curvy – available soon at SexyPlus Clothing

Wedge sandals by Le Chateau – vintage

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Saying Goodbye to Summer 16

I have enjoyed Summer 2016 probably more than any summer in my life because I can honestly say that I’ve come to a point where my insecurities and societal pressures DO NOT affect how I dress. I’ve worn my hair pulled back into a pony because of the high temps, something I would not have done before because I didn’t think I was pretty with my hair that way. I’ve gone to the beach, worn sleeveless dresses all summer, showed my knees in shorts, and dressed according to the climate, with a sense of freedom and exhilaration.

So while I am sad that it’s coming to an end, the consolation prize is the AMAZING Fall fashions coming this way. As the owner of SexyPlus Clothing boutique, I’ve selected some fabulous pieces for you to welcome the harvest season with joy and excitement, like this ensemble from Point Zero Curvy brand, now in store.

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The top is gorgeous and I love cold shoulders – so sassy. The corset effect at the bust is just so me and the bell sleeves, well, that’s what I’ve come to love and expect from Point Zero Curvy, in that they never compromise details and style.

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The back features a nice V and the side slits on the blouse allow it to fall loosely on your hips without being clingy. If you are self-conscious about your belly, trust me this top is your friend as I have a pretty pronounced mid-section which is nicely concealed in this top.

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The length is perfect to wear with these super bad new leggings – the faux-leather sections in the front make them look like boots. In the colder months, I would wear these with booties and they would look like over-the-knee boots!

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In a thick, curve-hugging ponte fabric with large elastic waist bands, they stay in place and are truly uber comfy.

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So don’t feel bad about summer ending…Fall is going to be fabulous dontcha know!

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Special thanks to Caterina for photographing me – she’s a sizzling Canadian plus size model and good friend – check her out here.


Blouse by Point Zero Curvy – available at SexyPlus Clothing

Pleather detail leggings by Point Zero Curvy – available at SexyPlus Clothing

Wedge sandals by Le Chateau – vintage

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Consign Your Curves

Being in this industry has its perks. One of them is being invited to sell and shop at the annual Consign Your Curves sale in Guelph, Ontario.

It’s my second year as a seller and I love being a part of it. So many women come together to celebrate and shop plus size clothing in a body positive environment. Bloggers, models, consumers, friends; all united on one day to shop and sell their gently-used and brand new clothing from their own personal closets, at amazing deals. Seriously, some of the brands and styles are to die for.

Created and directed by Carlie Roberts, pictured below (left), it’s a must-attend event.

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This year I picked up a few great pieces. One of them being this GAP dress sold at Melissa Shannon‘s rack. I am a sucker for fluorescent and maxis, and for $15 this one was a done deal for me.

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With a gentle rope belt and pockets, this strapless smock is just so relaxed and screams summer vacation. It just makes me want to get a pedi and a pina colada.

To accessorize it, I would probably go light on the jewelry and grab a chiffon scarf instead. It compliments the outfit, the sentiment, and provides a little shoulder coverage if needed.

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I got some new summer sandals from Ardene in a lovely nude with a centre strap of bling. So pretty! They fit my wide ankles easily.

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I hope to see many of your at next year’s sale. Come and say hi and shop my closet! Special thanks to Carlie and all her volunteers for making this great event come to life and serve so many ladies.

Photos by Anesha Sylvia; Editing by me!

xox


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The Style Whisperer

Growing up my sister and I spent a lot of time at ranches and equestrian centres. Our Mom even let us go on a three-day overnight hike on horseback. Best. Memories. Ever.

But as we grew up, and my sister Melanie became more and more involved in horsemanship, I navigated towards the corporate world. Air conditioning, pretty clothes everyday…you get it. My sister has become one of the best coaches and equestrian experts in Ontario, and I’m so proud of her. When she suggested a shoot at Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship where she currently teaches, I couldn’t resist, knowing that the pictures would be so unexpected and romantic. She even chose a gorgeous candidate who has the bluest eyes to match my dress by SWAK Designs.

Meet the handsome Frankie, and the regal Sabrina.

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The Sabrina Maxi Dress is a winning style that SWAK has been offering for a few seasons, always coming up with new colours on the same great cut.

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With a full voluptuous skirt, empire waist and criss-cross bust, it’s flattering on so many shapes. And yes, even if you are petite like me (5’2″), you can wear maxis and totally feel like a goddess.

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I chose a skinny gold belt to accent my jewelry, but this of course is totally optional. I just like to emphasize the waistline and create more of a silhouette. And to make the look a little more formal, although this dress can go both ways, I paired it with a long cardi – something I think every girl should have as a wardrobe staple.

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And even though the straps are skinny spaghetti straps, it really doesn’t look bad with my black bra straps showing. If you’re not comfortable with that, you can get a bra in the same colour, switch the straps out for clear ones, or wear a jacket.

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The Sabrina maxi dress get two thumbs up for fit, quality and price. It comes in black, pale rose, teal and there are new colours each season as mentioned.

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Thanks as always for stopping by, for your support, and for learning to love your curves through fashion. Special thanks to my sister Melanie Chin for taking these beautiful pictures and for providing the wonderful “props”! She can be contacted here for riding lessons.


Sabrina Maxi by SWAK Designs

Long Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing – vintage, similar here by SWAK Designs

Necklace – vintage

Pumps by Payless – vintage, similar here (also available in wide width)

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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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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Pull Over Ma’am

“Pull Over Ma’am” – not something you ever want to hear, but I couldn’t resist this cute play on words to introduce my latest look featuring a pullover blouse by Point Zero Curvy and how I styled this ‘arresting’ outfit.

My problem with Point Zero Curvy is that I love their line – a little too much. After so many years of not being able to find casual plus size clothing that was actually cute, trendy, with a great fit and affordable, I’m kindof addicted to this line.

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The Chiffon Pullover blouse is an easy to wear style with faux leather and zipper detailing on the shoulders. It just gives it that extra edge, which is what Point Zero Curvy does so well on all their pieces.

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I paired the top with the Crackle Leather Look Leggings also by Point Zero Curvy. They are sexy and sassy and make the look a little more urban. And they’re so affordable at $49CDA at SexyPlus Clothing.

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When I was getting ready to shoot this look with fellow blogger Lisa of Mustangsallytwo, I wanted one more piece to complete the outfit. A jacket or cardi or something to finish it off, and she handed me this cape that she had purchased from Society + which was a little too small for her, but was a perfect fit for me (size 16).

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It ended up being PERFECT for this look, giving it a polished office feel. It’s like a blazer but with openings for the arms, so it’s not confining like a traditional blazer and drapes loosely in back.

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It’s comfortable, structured and slightly superhero, when the breeze is just right during a shoot.

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I borrowed these earrings from Lisa to finish the look. Due to the detail and high neckline of the top, I didn’t think it needed much more than earrings. Sometimes, less is more, right?

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All outfit links are below, so happy shopping if you want to get this chic and affordable look.

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Special thanks to Lisa of the blog Mustangsallytwo for offering the awesome cape and for taking these lovely pics.


Chiffon Pullover by Point Zero Curvy, also available at SexyPlus Clothing

Crackle Leather Look Leggings by Point Zero Curvy

Fall Cape by Society Plus

Studded Pumps by Addition Elle – vintage, similar wide width options herehere and here


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New Year’s Eve: Stayin’ In, In Style

Sometimes a small get together or an evening in with a friend or your partner is just the right vibe for New Year’s Eve. It all depends on your mood, the weather, where you are in life, and what you feel is more fulfilling. Over the years, I’ve done both. This year, my husband Howard actually asked me on a NYE date! I’m totally going to get dressed up and dance the night away. But I wanted to share a look that’s nice, festive, comfortable, and just the thing for staying in this year.

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This embellished neck blouse by Point Zero Curvy is so charming. Pin tuck detail on the shoulders, beaded velvet neckline, and criss-cross back.

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IMG_0501Point Zero never misses the mark with detail, which is so nice for such an affordable collection.

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I’m wearing the 1X and while I liked the tunic length, I found the body fit a little loose. Plus I always prefer to outline my shape with either fitted clothing or a belt, so that’s what I did here to make the blouse more “me”. I opted for a simple black belt with silver detailing to complement the embellished neckline of the blouse.

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To bring in some color I wore my favorite Kristi Wide Calf Boots by SexyPlus (designed by Boots by Pamela). They are a size 7 and fit perfectly. I’ve gotten so much wear from them this season because, well, isn’t it obvious? They’re red and so so beautiful! It’s funny, most people will go for black for that reason – they think they’ll get more mileage from a more neutral color, but sometimes you just have to be creative. I’ve had no shortage of brown, grey, black and white outfits to wear with these.

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Tell me, what are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Staying in or going out? Let me know, and let me see you by sharing your pics on my Facebook page.

Special thanks to Point Zero Curvy for sponsoring this post, and to Annika of The Stylish Reid for taking the photos for me!


 

Embellished Blouse by Point Zero Curvy – available at SexyPlus Clothing (in store)

Kristi Wide Calf Boots by Boots by Pamela – available at SexyPlus Clothing

Wide Black Plus Size Belt by Ricky’s – vintage, similar here


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