Ardene’s – More Than Just Accessories Part 2

In my previous post featuring Ardene’s, I talked about the exciting discovery that their size XL in clothing actually fits my size 16, and I featured a lovely pastel, bohemian maxi dress. And because they were offering a second dress at $1, I had to pick up this lovely navy diamond print strapless maxi.



It was a little long for my compact 5’1″ self, so I did get it hemmed – and yes ladies, I do encourage you to purchase things that you love and INVEST in a slight alteration. Isn’t the prefect fit and that fabulous feeling worth it?


I decided to coordainte the look with unexpected pastels, also from Ardene’s, and picked up this pastel chain link long necklace, and beaded bracelet bunch.


A couple of selfies, for good measure…

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To keep the look casual and bohemian, I chose these caramel gladiator sandals, ALSO from Ardene’s. Yup, the entire look, for a plus size gal like me, from Ardene’s. Who woulda thought?

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And here’s the side by side.

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I shot this look myself using my new tri-pod (how awesomely independent and resourceful of me) at the beautiful Brampton Heartlake Conservation Area. Inviting rolling landscapes, a gazebo, bridges, ducks – I’ll definitely be shooting there again.


Did you enjoy these looks by Ardene? Please like and comment below to let me know!



Dress by Ardene

Sandals by Ardene in store, shop their online selection here

Accessories by Ardene in store, shop their online selection here

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Ardene’s – More Than Just Accessories

One of my recent fashion discoveries was that Ardene’s extra large sizes ACTUALLY fit me, at a plump size 16 – what a pleasant surprise! Most of us curvier girls have shopped at Ardene’s for years – but only for costume jewelry and accessories. So I’m sharing the good news, that if you wear a size 12 to 16, you can get some of their cute, trendy, seasonal fashions as well. And if you wear a regular width shoe, you can enjoy some of their sandals too.

I purchased two dresses… because ladies… right now, their dresses are “Buy One, Get One for $1”!  So ya, I couldn’t pass that up, and neither should you if you wear this size range. Stay tuned, the second dress will be featured in a separate blog post.

Here we go.

The first totally dreamy tube maxi dress is ultra feminine with a beachy blend of turquoise and coral on a soft ivory palette and unimposing elastic waist to define the silhouette.


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And because I was feeling like a princess, I styled it with a wonderfully dramatic body chain and my coral wedges from Maurices (featured in a previous post).




The dress has a short lining, which hits me about mid-thigh.


I felt really beautiful and feminine in this dress and I’m so glad I got it! At $35 (and a second dress for only $1), I am pleased with the quality and fit. I hope you enjoyed this look and can benefit from Ardene’s clothing.


Dress by Ardene

Body chain by Victorious Me

Wedge sandals by Maurices (now on sale)

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Fringe Festival

Ok, just a quick post here to show (and introduce) you to fashion from Ardene. Many of us have shopped there for accessories, but did you know that some of their clothing goes up to size XL which fits me at a size 16??!! Holy-bargain-cute-clothing-jamboree!

Mind you, not all styles go up to XL, but even some of the smaller sizes, like the vest featured in this post, is a medium and because it’s a vest that doesn’t need to close, the medium works well.

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It looks like I’m frowning but this is actually a smile too…

canadian plus size fashion blogger presents fringe festival by ardene

I paired the outfit with pink leggings from SexyPlus Clothing (no longer available, sorry), a cute off shoulder black t-shirt and a statement necklace to add some color to this otherwise monochromatic look.

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I especially loved the corset detail on the back of the vest.

canadian plus size fashion blogger presents fringe festival by ardene

And oh, this was my first set of photos where I’m shooting myself using a tripod and a remote so that’s what’s showing in my hand and making my poses a little awkward. But not bad ay? (I’m so Canadian).

The vest is currently in stock AND comes in size XL for only $24.50 (link below). Here’s the catalog image from their website.

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I also picked up a couple of super cute maxi dresses so I’ll be blogging about those next.

If you enjoyed this look please give a like and a comment below!



Fringe Kimono Vest by Ardene – here

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