Superhero Wedding Flow

My darling husband Howard was asked to be the best man at a friend’s wedding, which is an honor in itself, but the honor for me was to be at his side in the presence of friends and family at this special occasion of love and union.

Howard and I married in 2012, when I was 39 years old, so I spent many years before meeting Howard attending special events by myself and always yearned for a time in my life where I would have my best friend, my man, my partner by my side. That dream has now come true and I love attending events as a couple. I feel endlessly happy, fortunate and proud. We’re a team. It’s us against the world. He’s my hero, and I’m his super ☺️

So Howard’s required attire was a black suit, lime green shirt, and black tie. Easy enough, and of course my Mom found the perfect lime green flower for us both to wear as an added summer accessory.

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I decided on a lovely black dress I’ve had for years with a woven chain link keyhole neckline, shark-bite hemline (which I’ve always found very flattering on me), and to bring in the lime color, I borrowed this chiffon scarf from my Mom and gently pinned it in place so that I would be comfortable and not worry about it falling off my shoulders all afternoon. My sandals are a strappy wedge pair I got at Le Chateau warehouse a few years ago, and they’re comfortable for all day wear since the incline is quite manageable. Wedges are a fantastic way to get the height & the sexiness, without the pain or the harmful impact on your knees and joints.

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My loving Mom who is ALWAYS there to help adjust, complete, tuck, pin and bestow her loving touch upon everything.

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Howard is a man of few words, but the expression on his face when he saw me made me feel like a beautiful lime fairy goddess, and I’ve learned to read and adsorb those expressions rather to wait for an actual compliment to be verbalized. I felt wonderful.

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The wedding was perfect and the day was splendid. It brought me such joy to share this special day with the bride and groom, Neil and Kanesha.

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I look forward to sharing so many more life moments like this with Howard at my side.

OMG – did I forget to talk about the FOOD?

C’mon now, let’s appreciate how beautifully presented this salad and fruit platter are! I know your taste buds are watering right now – sorry! The delicious dinner in true Jamaican style consisted of curry goat, fried chicken and jerk chicken, with rice and peas. For recipes on how you can make these yourself, click here.

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Thanks for reading, loves! Please share your wedding, love, relationship, fashion, travel, food & dining comments below!


Photography by me (Stefanie Augusteijn)

Black dress: old, but great option here

Wedge sandals: old, but great options here

Chiffon scarf: old, but great options here


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Botanical Beauty – Dress Your Senses

Sassyd2-22You know when you walk into a store, or walk past a window and something just stops you in your tracks, and you stare in complete adoration? Well, that’s how I felt about this dress by Addition Elle, simply named the “Reversible Sleeveless Printed Maxi Dress”, but I lovingly call it the Botanical Beauty.

With such a vivid explosion of tropical blooms contrasting on that solid black background, its exuberance called to my senses.

If you happen to feel a little shy about your arms sometimes, like I do, and it depends on the day to be honest, this dress can be paired with almost any color shrug, and I decided on this fresh pink one also from Addition Elle. I liked the look with and without the shrug.

Sassyd2-5I also like to wear belts – they are not for everyone, and again, do what makes you feel good. For me, I like how they cinch the smallest part of my body (the waist), and also add style and edge. But the look would have been great without the belt as well.

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I added a simple necklace from Ardene. With such a bold print, I didn’t need a statement piece that would compete with the dress, and I wanted to pick up the black and silver from the belt.

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I can’t wait to wear this lovely Botanical Beauty again – and did I mention, it has pockets??? Such simple things make us happy don’t they?

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And my trusted lace up sandals from Penningtons that I featured in a previous post here were perfect for this outfit, and for comfort.

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Love Stef xox


Dress by Addition Elle here

Necklace and belt, in store at Ardene

Pink bolero, in store at Addition Elle

Lace up Sandals by Penningtons here

Photography by Rebecca Northcott Photography


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#GetYourSexyOn Fashion Show by SIZE SEXY CLOTHING

Can I say EPIC? What about ELITE? Tierra Sedgemore, creator of #sizesexy clothing delivered an upscale, curve rocking show to remember on Sunday, May 3 at The Uptown Loft in Toronto, Canada and I’ve got the inspiring review for you right here.

Tierra quoted,

If you want to go fast, go alone. if you want to go far, go together. – by Robin Jones Gunn

And that’s exactly what she did. With a team of professionals, models, friends and supporters alike, Tierra’s show presented a designer (MiniMaxiMidi), a boutique (SexyPlus) and her new line of #sizesexy apparel.

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Tierra Sedgemore, creator of SIZE SEXY Clothing

I arrived with this handsome guy (husband Howard), and went straight backstage since I was lucky enough to have been invited by Tierra to present my collection at her show.

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My dress above by Ashley Stewart (2014), bolero by SexyPlus, necklace by Target, and wedge sandals, the most comfortable I’ve ever owned, by Le Chateau (2012).

Photographer Rebecca of Rebecca Northcott Photography had already been busy busy capturing the backstage buzz and the pre-show ambiance.

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Model Jennifer Lynn Neyra being styled by Hair by Krystal @shyeggyrlpro

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Model Kaity Wuebbolt @kmw_plus

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Model Shannon Thompson @shannon_thompson1 having makeup done by Victoria’s Salon

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Fashion Show choreography by Ophilia Alleyne @ophiliaskurves

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The Uptown Loft, Toronto

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I couldn’t resist the #sizesexy martini which was SO delicious!

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Guests started to arrive, including industry professionals and bloggers.

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Bloggers Jessica @jesskuuh and Erica @ericaexposed

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Middle: Business Coach and Mentor Kike @kikeodusanya and Right: host and producer of Nikki Clarke Show Nikki @nikkiclarke31

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Middle: Blogger Thera @thera_cloud14

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Show guests Vanessa @vanessamartistry and Selina @selinaciccia

Blogger Irene of @petiteplusmeow and Designer Carmen

Blogger Irene of @petiteplusmeow and Designer Carmen

Blogger Karen of Your Big Sister's Closet @bigsiscloset and Curvy Canadian @curvycdn

Blogger Karen of Your Big Sister’s Closet @bigsiscloset and Curvy Canadian @curvycdn

Stephanie Joseph @quotidian_me and creator of Natural Hair and Beauty Show

Stephanie Joseph @quotidian_me looking mac dapper and creator of Natural Hair and Beauty Show

Jill Andrew of the Body Confidence Canada Awards @bodyconfidencecanadaawards

Jill Andrew of the Body Confidence Canada Awards @bodyconfidencecanadaawards

The fashion show coordinator, choreographer and SIZE SEXY brand ambassador Ophilia from Ophilia’s Kurves, was cool as a cucumber ensuring all elements for a flawless runway performance were in place. Her attention to detail, and caring nature ensured not only a flawlessly executed show, but also that the models were taken care of and had food and refreshments.

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Ophilia of Ophilia’s Kurves @ophiliaskurves

SIZE SEXY Clothing was available for purchase…

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The evening’s charismatic MC Nikki Morgan kept the energy high and kicked off the show with a spoken word performance by her talented brother, Dwane Morgan who urged us all to love women for everything they are, and not only for their “parts”. This was quite moving and he delivered a powerful message with conviction.

MC Nikki Morgan @nikkiworldboss

MC Nikki Morgan @nikkiworldboss

Performer, poet and spoken word Dwayne @dwayne_morgan

Performer, poet and spoken word Dwayne @dwayne_morgan

The fashion show segment exploded into gear with the latest collection by designer Annika featuring bold, beautiful and unique designs by MiniMaxiMidi.

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We were all so proud of Annika as she was led out by plus model Ro Reid.

Model Ro @iamroreid with designer Annika @minimaximidi

Model Ro @iamroreid with designer Annika @minimaximidi

Next up, signers Trish and Kim Davis hypnotized us all with their voices and stage presence, with music by DJ Pete Funk. They’re gonna be famous!

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I’m a little partial to the next segment, which was the SexyPlus Clothing fashion show, because as the owner of this boutique I am always blown away, and so tremendously proud when I see my collection coming down a runway, and experiencing the contagious confidence of the incredible models. All styles shown below are available at http://www.sexyplusclothing.com, in store at 5100 Maingate Drive, Unit 14 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, 905-625-0813.

Click on the images to follow these plus size models and #beautydiversity advocates.

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It just takes my breath away. Curves are so beautiful. Curves make the woman.

Plus model Tarah leads me down to take a bow

Plus model Tarah leads me down to take a bow

Click here for the SexyPlus Clothing segment video.

Tierra’s very own beautiful Mommy wins the dance off competition!

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Then, what we had all been waiting for, the pièce de résistance of the evening, the new collection by SIZE SEXY Clothing!!! Tierra showcased new t-shirts, dresses, and new adorable bootie shorts!

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Tierra Sedgemore, creator of SIZE SEXY Clothing @tierrasedgemoresizesexy

To purchase SIZE SEXY Clothing, visit the new website www.sizesexy.ca. Support the movement by wearing the message and #getyoursexyon!

Follow SIZE SEXY on Facebook here, on Twitter here and on Instagram here.

Finally, I would like to personally thank Tierra for including me/SexyPlus Clothing in this historical evening, and to all the models for their time, hard work, devotion to the industry, and of course, for their fabulous curvy bodies because there would be no show without them!


It took an incredible team of professionals and a lot of hard work and passion to deliver this evening of excellence. In addition to those mentioned above, these amazing people made the evening as special as it was.

Photography by Rebecca Northcott Photography

Makeup by Nadia TamaraLee & Amanda- Victoria’s Salon

Hair by Krystal @shyeggyrlpro

Cupcakes by nix cupcake fix

Video by Yung Graphics

Venue The Uptown Loft

Models: Elle Brown, Jennifer Neyra, Josie Vida Amoor, Kaity Wuebbolt, Kyra M-G, Nadelle Lewis, Ro Reid, Sarah Taylor, Shannon Thompson, Tarah Lynn, Vanessa Amilia, Caterina Moda, Paula Trelawni.

Love, SassyPlus Stef

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