Ambrosia

It’s been a while since my last post, but I am so proud to bring you the Ambrosia. This dress, by one of my favourite recently relaunched brands, IGIGI, is quite spectacular.

When you love a bodycon (a form fitted style that outlines your curves) like I do, but you also are a little self-conscious of your tummy, ruching is your friend. Ruching is a style of pleating that has become popular in recent years, and the reason it is embraced is because it camouflages the area it covers. So if you are drawn to bodycons, but you’re a little shy about your mid-section, look for dresses with ruching, or better yet, try the Ambrosia itself.

With a slightly off-shoulder design, and a sweetheart neckline revealing a slight décolletage, the Ambrosia is a sexy yet still sophisticated cocktail, dinner or date option.

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Given the time of year and approaching Spring weather, I decided to style it with a cream coloured wedge sandal and accessorize with ruby and cream accents.

The large Ruby Multi Chain Faceted Teardrop Crystal Necklace Set elevates the look to a more formal level. And the Sophie Multi-wear shawl by designer Joseph Ribkoff provides a layer of elegance and ties in with the sandals.

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The Ambrosia dress comes in black and teal as well, in sizes 14-36.


Ambrosia dress by IGIGI, also available at SexyPlus Clothing

Ruby Topaz Multi Chain Faceted Teardrop Crystal Necklace Set by SexyPlus Clothing

Sophie Multi-wear shawl by designer Joseph Ribkoff by SexyPlus Clothing

Sandals by Maurices – vintage


Special thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Lisa of Mustangsallytwo.com for taking these pics for me.

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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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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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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Bella+

Last weekend I was in Montreal for the inaugural Montreal Plus Fashion Week, an event created and directed by Emily Roy (blogger and entrepreuneur). In addition to a fabulous fashion show and star studded networking event, the 3-day show included a market place where guests could shop the boutiques and designers featured on the runway.

I scored this lovely lace babydoll (soon to be available at SexyPlus), and styled it today with a pink lemonade cami and crop leggings. Feeling so pretty and feminine! And it goes to show you how when you shop and support vendors, you can score something sweet like this.

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Babydoll by Bella+ (soon to be available at SexyPlus)

Cami and crop leggings by SexyPlus Clothing

Necklace by My Beaded Designs, sold at SexyPlus Clothing (vintage)


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Jailbird & Coral

What are you in for, ma’am? Well, that’s the thing: I’ve been breaking out of plus size fashion prison, and the related stereotypes, for some time now.

About 17 years ago (when I was 25), I decided that I was going to see myself as a “perfectly imperfect package”, and I’ve been rocking my curves ever since.

I think women reach this state of self appreciation and acceptance at different points in their lives, and it’s important that they do. Because then, they can break free from any restrictive barriers and soar, in mind and in wardrobe!

In 2009, I discovered the brand Sealed With A Kiss Designs (SWAK) when I was at the inaugural Full Figured Fashion Week in New York. I was looking for trendy, affordable plus size clothing brands to offer at my boutique SexyPlus, and SWAK was a fresh solution.

Recently I picked up the Zora Tunic Sweater because it fits right in with my style of fitted, body-contouring, unapologetically bold fashion. I paired it with my favourite (and best-selling) Perfect Leggings also from SWAK.
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Although I’m petite, it would still be long enough for a taller lady to wear it with leggings as well.
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And this is a good way to take your Winter stuff into Spring – change the accessories and shoes. This outfit would look nice with wide calf boots in the colder months. The bag adds a nice splash of colour which is always complimentary on a monochromatic outfit. It’s a gorgeous Coach handbag borrowed from Lisa of Mustangsallytwo – fashionista extra-ordinare and accessory Queen.
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The size was a little small on the sweater so I got the 2X, and it was great. I am wearing my shapewear in these pictures.
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Special thanks to Lisa of the blog Mustangsallytwo for snapping these great pictures for me!
See you soon,
Stefanie
xox

Zora Tunic Sweater by SWAK Designs

Other TOPS by SWAK Designs
Perfect Leggings by SWAK Designs
Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing

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Nicolette Mason for Addition Elle

On February 25, 2016 I attended the Nicolette Mason dress collection launch for Addition Elle at their downtown Toronto store. What a lovely event! Additon Elle and the downtown team went all out with beautiful decor and treats to compliment the totally girly collection, and the personality of Nicolette herself.

The collection, as described by Nicolette, is wearable and special, ranging from work to evening, sexy, well constructed and an expression of freedom.

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There are 6 pieces in the collection, with each a unique style that speaks to a different side of our multi-faceted girly-ness. And I LOVE that the marketing team at Addition Elle decided to keep her tattoos visible in the photos.

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I tried on the Janet dress, a bodycon with beautiful lace trim. There’s a lot of lace out there, and I really loved how Nicolette designed this dress with the lace shoulder straps that provide a stricking texture and contrast against the skin. It was kindof enchanted forest meets femme fatale.

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The other styles were lovely, and here’s Sarah trying the flowing and uber feminine Gabi dress.

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The care and craftsmanship that went into these designs is obvious. Bravo Nicolette!

She was lovely, kind and super approachable. I am so glad I had the chance to meet this body activist and plus size fashion blogger in person.

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Thank you Nicolette and Addition Elle and congrats to the downtown team for a delightful fashion event.

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Visit my Instagram page @sassyplusstef for more event pics.


[Totally unrelated sidebar] – have you seen their Spring lingerie? Addition Elle bras are my favourite because they are well-constructed, affordable, comfortable, provide great support and they’re BEYOND pretty. I mean, pink and orange everything please.

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Shop the Nicolette Mason collection here.


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