Pyjama Shenanigans

My second feature, and the final instalment of this year’s #HolidayDoubleSlay with blogger, influencer and my friend Lisa of Mustangsallytwo, is here and it’s all about PJ’s!!

What a great way to end a fun and festive series celebrating plus size fashion, body positivity and the beauty that comes in all shapes and sizes. And just in case you missed them, here are links to each of the #HolidayDoubleSlay features from Lisa’s blog:

Monday – Lisa & Gail in Eloquii

Tuesday – Lisa & Me in Catherine’s

Wednesday – Lisa & Sarah in Full Beauty

Thursday – Lisa & Caterina in Torrid

The final look is a GROUP SLAY!! This segment was so much fun to shoot because A) we are undeniably adorable and B) we were all incredibly comfy! All of our looks are provided by Lane Bryant from their fantastic Sleep & Lounge collection. We selected each look ourselves, and we were so impressed by the versatility they had to offer. Each one of us was able to find something to reflect our personal style in our size.

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In the colder months, I am definitely a leggings, tunic and tall boots kinda gal, so my “Chillin’ With My Snowmies” set and knee-high socks was a natural choice. The fabric was soft, stretchy, high quality, and the size was just right (I am wearing the 1X). The socks are so fun, and they complete the look making it something I could totally wear on Christmas morning without freezing my toes off. They are now sold out, but here’s a cute alternative.

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We each shot a look alongside Lisa, the creative mind behind this entire collaboration.

Gail and Lisa:

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Sarah and Lisa:

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Caterina and Lisa:

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Bringing Lisa’s vision to life was not only super fun, but a reflection of the friendship we’ve developed and the genuine affection we have for each other.

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Please enjoy all of Lisa’s #HolidayDoubleSlay looks on her blog – and yeah, we’ve already started planning next year’s: think outdoors at night, a park flooded with Christmas lights, jeans and outerwear…you’ll wanna be here for that!

For now, we wish you all the happiest of holidays, and remember what’s important: time with family and friends, a spirit of benevolence, and of course, great PJ’s 😉


This post was proudly sponsored by Lane Bryant but all opinions are my own.

Thanks to Katie of Katiuska Idrovo Photography for these AMAZING photos – it was my first time meeting and working with her and she was as delightful and professional as she is talented.

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Happy Holidays!

With love,

Stef

 

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Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel Campaign – Hooray! But not quite.

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Photo Lane Bryant

This Lane Bryant campaign is all over social media, with the slogan‪ #‎ImNoAngel‬. Have you seen it? What are your thoughts?

Click here for the ad

Hooray! But, to be honest, and this is just my opinion, from my perspective as a woman and a consumer, I love the concept of boldly and proudly featuring plus size women in mainstream media and on New York City buses, and I’m happy that the campaign is making waves because every step towards representing beauty diversity is a step in the right direction, however, I feel that these women are very similar in body and shape, and have few of what many of us unfortunately consider “flaws”, and it would have been nice to see actual diversity of shapes and sizes in this campaign – specifically – to support the message. Elle Magazine is quoted as saying that this campaign “redefines sexy”, but really, are any of us arguing that this is sexy? When it comes purely to product shots, I understand using models like this, but not when it comes to a campaign aimed at reinforcing the message of diversity. I feel there is little diversity here. And I kinda feel that it’s like a rich woman saying she’s ok with minimum wage.

But hooray again for the models, and for Lane Bryant for making headlines and drawing attention to the concept of ‪#‎beautydiversity‬ and the importance of self confidence.

Your turn. Share your thoughts below.