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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Short Girls CAN Wear Maxi Dresses – a Tropical Playground

Happy Tuesday loves! First of all, I wanted to THANK all my new followers – I am so happy that you like my blog so far and truly enjoy reading it. That means EVERYTHING to me and makes it all worthwhile.

Today’s post features a lovely plus size maxi dress from SexyPlus Clothing. I specifically chose this dress to show you that petite girls CAN wear maxis – coming from my compact little 5’1′ perspective. And yes, investing in a little hem shortening is worth it.

The Tropical Garden Maxi Dress is custom made for the boutique. Each year, the designer of this dress, named Dream Dance, comes up with an array of beautiful new fabrics, and clients like SexyPlus Clothing get to choose which styles we want in those fabrics. This means that the combination of the particular fabric (the Tropical Garden) on this particular dress style (the Celebrity Maxi) is unique to the boutique, which is important because sometimes it’s nice to have a piece of clothing that is not mass produced and worn by everyone.

What I love about the Tropical Garden Dress:

1) thick shoulder straps that are bra friendly – score!

2) an empire waist that defines the smallest part of my body and makes the skirt of the dress fall easily over my tummy

3) the black piping around the bust ads a contrast that enables me to coordinate the look with black accessories like the belt and lace vest, and a black sandal

4) the length! Maxis are awesome because they are so easy to style – it’s one piece and there’s your outfit.



I went for a lovely statement necklace that just had the perfect color combination.



And I couldn’t resist these crazy strappy wedges I got a few years ago in some ghetto mall. Like the necklace, the colors were just too perfect to pass up. I could have gone for a simple black sandal, or any color shoe and that’s what’s so great about this dress: the versatility and the options it presents for styling.


So do you still think you’re too short for maxi dresses?


Maybe you need to sleep on it…


Let’s not lie down on the issue too long…


WAKE UP! Get yourself into a MAXI dress and be a goddess!


Stay tuned for my next blog post featuring my guest the gorgeous Selina (who you met recently) in an Addition Elle swimsuit.

Tropical Garden Maxi Dress by SexyPlus Clothing – here

Lace vest, belt and necklace by SexyPlus Clothing – in store only

Photography by Rebecca Northcott Photography

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