Polished Biker Chick Contrast

This past Saturday November 19 I was invited to attend a special dinner and show by Kat Leonard, a comedienne and TV personality, called My Selfie. It was a tribute to body positivity and self-love. It was a great show and my outfit was killer so here’s the scoop:

Last year at my boutique SexyPlus, a Canadian plus size clothing store located in Mississauga, Ontario, I was offering this super sassy faux-leather peplum dress and I just had to grab one for myself before it sold out (which happened pretty fast). It had everything I want in a party dress: v-neck, sleeves (which were mesh but that was fine), peplum and faux leather. What a winner.

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A strapless bra would have been better to avoid my straps showing but I knew I was going to keep my FABULOUS jacket on most of the night because of the cold temps.

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I wore it with fishnet stockings from SexyPlus to provide that tiny bit of coverage and interest between the skirt hem and the boots. I chose a choker from the #chokerchick collection at SexyPlus offered by Caterina Moda and a simple earring to match.

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I wore my tall medium heel boots from Addition-Elle which I love because the heel is actually manageable and I can stand to be in them for a few hours. It provides some height and a more evening look than a flat would have.

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The jacket is a stunning designer piece also from SexyPlus – but from last year, from the Joseph Ribkoff Plus Size Collection. And the thing with these amazing statement pieces is that I don’t carry too many of them at the store so when one comes along, you just have to grab it because you know it will be a winner for years to come.

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The dark hint of blue, the shine from the taffeta, and the wired collar and sleeves of the jacket with the sexy black business going on underneath gave me the ultimate polished biker chick contrast. And that’s so me.


Dress and jacket from SexyPlus Clothing – vintage

Fishnet stockings from SexyPlus Clothing

Wide calf boots by Addition Elle – sold out, alternate here or here

Choker by Caterina Moda for SexyPlus – similar here


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Black & Blue I Love You

So if you know me, you know I have a penchant for anything black and blue. It’s just my palette and I’m drawn to it every time. So in this #OOTD post (outfit of the day), I wanted to demonstrate how despite my best efforts (ok, not really), black and blue always finds its way back on me.

First look – Zeta Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing

By far one of my favourite and most versatile acquisitions, the Zeta panel cardi can be worn for business as a beautiful layering piece providing a polished finish, as shown here with a grey patterned leggings and black cami…

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…or with a cocktail dress for a more formal look, as shown here which I wore to a Fall wedding this year.

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And here it is in a different fabric and print, a striped black and blue version, and just as stunning but with a bit more electric pizazz.

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Second look: Random pop of blue

I bet you’d never think of randomly adding the pop of blue to this look, but since the top is a bit short on one side and I like to completely cover my belly, I thought the blue cami would break up the monochromaticity of this outfit. I complimented the blue with a blue and black necklace.

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Third look: Barcelona Long Lace Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing

This lace cardi is divine! Such a romantic and dramatic layering piece, it takes this blue maxi to a whole new level.

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Fourth look: Bottoms Up!

A traditional combination for my Fall looks, a great tunic with blue leggings and a bootie. Would also look great with my tall boots.

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Moral of the story? Don’t default to black! Of course it’s the most versatile and ‘slimming’ colour and we all love it, but you can sneak in some colour and express yourself more vividly.


Zeta Panel Cardigan by SexyPlus Clothing (comes in black, blue, red and a black and blue stripe)

Barcelona Lace Long Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


 

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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Barcelona Lace

The Barcelona long lace cardi from SexyPlus Clothing is err-thang! Totally fell in love the minute I tried it on. And it’s so versatile – you can wear it to add drama to a dress – like I did here, or with jeans, leggings, as a swim cover, as lingerie. What a great piece to own!

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Cardi SexyPlus Clothing

Dress by SexyPlus Clothing, vintage

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Rasta Vibes

How do you wear a sexy fishnet dress without revealing all? With a strapless bra and leggings, and voila. Sexy, fun and still respectable 🙂

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Dress SexyPlus Clothing

Sandals by Penningtons – vintage, or alternates here

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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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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Saying Goodbye to Summer 16

I have enjoyed Summer 2016 probably more than any summer in my life because I can honestly say that I’ve come to a point where my insecurities and societal pressures DO NOT affect how I dress. I’ve worn my hair pulled back into a pony because of the high temps, something I would not have done before because I didn’t think I was pretty with my hair that way. I’ve gone to the beach, worn sleeveless dresses all summer, showed my knees in shorts, and dressed according to the climate, with a sense of freedom and exhilaration.

So while I am sad that it’s coming to an end, the consolation prize is the AMAZING Fall fashions coming this way. As the owner of SexyPlus Clothing boutique, I’ve selected some fabulous pieces for you to welcome the harvest season with joy and excitement, like this ensemble from Point Zero Curvy brand, now in store.

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The top is gorgeous and I love cold shoulders – so sassy. The corset effect at the bust is just so me and the bell sleeves, well, that’s what I’ve come to love and expect from Point Zero Curvy, in that they never compromise details and style.

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The back features a nice V and the side slits on the blouse allow it to fall loosely on your hips without being clingy. If you are self-conscious about your belly, trust me this top is your friend as I have a pretty pronounced mid-section which is nicely concealed in this top.

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The length is perfect to wear with these super bad new leggings – the faux-leather sections in the front make them look like boots. In the colder months, I would wear these with booties and they would look like over-the-knee boots!

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In a thick, curve-hugging ponte fabric with large elastic waist bands, they stay in place and are truly uber comfy.

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So don’t feel bad about summer ending…Fall is going to be fabulous dontcha know!

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Special thanks to Caterina for photographing me – she’s a sizzling Canadian plus size model and good friend – check her out here.


Blouse by Point Zero Curvy – available at SexyPlus Clothing

Pleather detail leggings by Point Zero Curvy – available at SexyPlus Clothing

Wedge sandals by Le Chateau – vintage

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Tropical Flow

Today’s plus size outfit of the day features a limited edition (now sold out) beautiful one shoulder dress by SexyPlus Clothing (designed by IGIGI). Check out SexyPlus for amazing dresses and new arrivals that will win your heart.

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Dress SexyPlus Clothing – vintage

Sandals by Penningtons – vintage, or alternates here

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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