Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Cayman Islands

This dress from SexyPlus Clothing’s summer collection last year has always been one of my favs. I love the combination of animal print with watercolours. And now that summer’s here, I am glad to wear it again.

I always like to present a polished look, even for when I am at work at the store (SexyPlus Clothing). So, I decided to exercise my print-mixing superpowers and combine it with this bee-u-tee-ful scarf my friend Anesha gave me. It’s from a luxury brand called Turrath and it’s just divine. With a unique double pointed cut, I can easily wear it as a light shawl over any dress.

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Dress SexyPlus Clothing – vintage

Scarf by Turrath – not currently available

Sandals by Ardene – available in store, or alternates here

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Yona New York

In case you haven’t noticed, plus size fashion is taking a huge leap forward. It may still be a grossly underserved market compared to “regular” sizes, but designers are taking the plunge and having fun with it.

Meet Yona New York.

Yona Love believes that beauty is not about size, but about style and confidence.

She has created a line of plus size fashion for the full figured woman who wants color, pattern, style and sophistication. Who wants to be able to express who she is through her clothing. Maybe for the very first time. Sophisticated styling based on the latest trends, structured to fit a fuller figured woman, cuts that drape, fabrics that give and designs that cover but don’t hug the body are all part of Yona’s signature style.

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This is the Kimono Dress in Floral. A unique criss-cross bosom that drapes into the skirt provides the perfect shaped silhouette without being clingy. And this is a staple in Yona’s designs – that they are office appropriate but still feminine.

It was a little loose (I am wearing the 1X, which I normally wear) so it is refreshing that their sizing isn’t on the small side like with so many plus size brands. I had to cinch the back so this is why it appears to be sweeping upward on the sides. The normal fit, as shown on the model below, won’t have this effect.

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I liked the loose kimono sleeves and the romantic floral pattern. I am wearing my shapewear because I am more comfortable feeling supported but this is definitely a style that wouldn’t require it.

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In keeping with my girly styling tendencies, I went with a laser cut wedge, coral earrings and an orange floral hair clip. To turn this into a smart work look, I would wear black heels and perhaps a black cardi or jacket, with simple gold earrings.

Special thanks to Annika of the blog The Stylish Reid for snapping these great shots. Editing done by me.


Kimono Floral Dress by Yona New York

Wedge Sandals by Maurices – vintage

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Summery Delight

That’s how I feel in this delicate summery look. A flowing plus size chiffon dress with pops of neon is just what I need to lift my spirits! Paired with a plus size crochet cardi by Point Zero Curvy brand, open or tied, is on point for a day at the shop. I especially like how the neck strings can be criss-crossed for a bit of sexy sass.

And the sandals by Ardene are surprisingly wide both in the foot and ankle area. Definitely worth a try if you wear wide widths.

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Dress vintage

Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing (Point Zero Curvy brand)

Sandals by Ardene – available in store, or alternates here

Earrings by Ardene – vintage, alternates available here


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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: Complimentary

I just find navy and coral so pleasing together. This outfit is casual fresh and comfortable. And I just so happen to have navy mules to match. Of course I do. 🙂

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Crochet cardi by SexyPlus Clothing (Point Zero Curvy brand)

Cami by SexyPlus Clothing – other colors here (SWAK Designs brand)

Leggings by Suzy Shier – vintage

Sandals by Lane Bryant – vintage

Necklace by SexyPlus Clothing (My Beaded Designs brand) – in store


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Vintage

My plus size outfit of the day features this classic from 2010 – a beautiful, tiered floral cotton dress from SexyPlus Clothing’s early years. Talk about timeless. I love the on or off-shoulder option, and I always feel so feminine in this dress.

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Dress by SexyPlus Clothing – vintage

Sandals by Pennington’s – vintage, alternate option by Torrid here


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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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