Sleevey Wonders Changes Everything!

Have you heard? My amazing boutique SexyPlus Clothing Sleevey Wonders is now offering Sleevey Wonders!

So many women are shy to show their arms – and that’s ok. Because body confidence and fashion is about dressing in whatever way that makes YOU feel good. So if having some arm coverage makes you feel prettier, then you rock those arms however you see fit.

The team at Sleevey Wonders understands that women of all sizes are looking for fashionable and sexy options for their wonderful arms, and boy do they deliver. Transform any look AND get arm coverage with these reversible wardrobe fixers. Wear under any garment to make it look like the sleeves are a natural part of the top or dress without covering it up! Wear front to back or back to front for different necklines. Made by women who understand women and who also cater to plus sizes.

Sizes 14/16 to 24/26 available in most colours and styles in lace, mesh and jersey, on or off shoulder. There are so many styles, colours and fabric options! I’ve gotten such great feedback from so many women so far, and I am so thrilled to provide something so simple that makes women feel so wonderful.

Here is am wearing the long sleeve trellis style, and it looks so cool with my dress.

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Shop Sleevey Wonders here and let me know how you like ’em!

Zipped but not Confined

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Zipped but not Confined – see that’s the thing with jackets – if they’re not specifically made by plus size designers or brands, they often end up looking great on the hanger, but being too tight or ill-fitted when zipped. Well, that definitely wasn’t the case with the Beverly Zipper Jacket I’m featuring in this post.

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Designed and manufacturer by SWAK Designs, a brand that totally gets and loves plus sizes, the fit was GREAT and super comfortable, even zipped up.

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Now, if you’re like me and you like longer tops that go below the belly, you may be thinking how you would wear the Beverly, but when I saw it, I knew I could do a longer cami (also by SWAK and sold at SexyPlus Clothing) to create a layered look. And the seams in the jacket provide a nice tapered look that outlined my silhouette.

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Throw on some leggings, like these Perfect Seamless Leggings also by SWAK and sold at SexyPlus Clothing, or some skinny jeans, and you’ve got a really nice walk-in-the-park Sunday afternoon Fall outfit. And if you’re wondering what that sexy thing is under my cami? That’s my harness bra, that I featured in a holiday 2015 post.

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The Beverly Zipper Jacket also comes in black and berry.

I hope you are inspired to try something a little shorter than you normally wear, or even a crop (which can also be layered). Thank you SWAK for always making wearable clothing for us curvy girls!

Special thanks to Caterina Moda for snapping these pics for me 🙂

xox

Stefanie


Beverly Zipper Jacket by SWAK Designs

Leggings by SexyPlus Clothing

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing

Wide Calf Boots by Penningtons


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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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The Style Whisperer

Growing up my sister and I spent a lot of time at ranches and equestrian centres. Our Mom even let us go on a three-day overnight hike on horseback. Best. Memories. Ever.

But as we grew up, and my sister Melanie became more and more involved in horsemanship, I navigated towards the corporate world. Air conditioning, pretty clothes everyday…you get it. My sister has become one of the best coaches and equestrian experts in Ontario, and I’m so proud of her. When she suggested a shoot at Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship where she currently teaches, I couldn’t resist, knowing that the pictures would be so unexpected and romantic. She even chose a gorgeous candidate who has the bluest eyes to match my dress by SWAK Designs.

Meet the handsome Frankie, and the regal Sabrina.

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The Sabrina Maxi Dress is a winning style that SWAK has been offering for a few seasons, always coming up with new colours on the same great cut.

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With a full voluptuous skirt, empire waist and criss-cross bust, it’s flattering on so many shapes. And yes, even if you are petite like me (5’2″), you can wear maxis and totally feel like a goddess.

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I chose a skinny gold belt to accent my jewelry, but this of course is totally optional. I just like to emphasize the waistline and create more of a silhouette. And to make the look a little more formal, although this dress can go both ways, I paired it with a long cardi – something I think every girl should have as a wardrobe staple.

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And even though the straps are skinny spaghetti straps, it really doesn’t look bad with my black bra straps showing. If you’re not comfortable with that, you can get a bra in the same colour, switch the straps out for clear ones, or wear a jacket.

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The Sabrina maxi dress get two thumbs up for fit, quality and price. It comes in black, pale rose, teal and there are new colours each season as mentioned.

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Thanks as always for stopping by, for your support, and for learning to love your curves through fashion. Special thanks to my sister Melanie Chin for taking these beautiful pictures and for providing the wonderful “props”! She can be contacted here for riding lessons.


Sabrina Maxi by SWAK Designs

Long Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing – vintage, similar here by SWAK Designs

Necklace – vintage

Pumps by Payless – vintage, similar here (also available in wide width)

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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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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Pink & Coral Never Quarrel

Blogging is work – you need to deliver and brands are waiting. But sometimes, an outfit just inspires you and you can’t wait to style and capture it, like this one featuring my FAVOURITE colour combinations: pink, coral and black. Just look at my boutique logo (SexyPlus Clothing) – isn’t this colour combination dreamy?

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It always works, and never goes out of style. Combining this coral crochet sleeveless top by Point Zero Curvy with black was a no-brainer, but the look came to life when I paired it with this pink clutch by Coach and a stunning statement necklace by Your Big Sister’s Closet (both borrowed from my friend Lisa of Mustangsallytwo).

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The crochet top is a great piece on it’s own for a more casual weekend look, but works as a great shell and provides vivid contrast to an outfit. As with all Point Zero designs, the devil is in the details and I love the large chevron texture in the middle. And it’s lined – you can’t really tell but there is a layer of thin fabric under the crochet.

The superb statement necklace is something I might need to beg Lisa for when (and if) she ever gets tired of it. PLEASE LISA PLEEEEEAZZZZ!

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A basic black cardigan makes this look office ready.

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In the spirit of Spring, I was so excited to feature these new ankle pants by SexyPlus Clothing. They are SUPER comfy, stretchy, and right on trend combining both a bit of cut-out and some fishnet at the hem. Made from a cool, breathable waffle-like fabric, they are a wardrobe basic that’s anything but basic.

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So trust me when I say pink and coral never quarrel, and just make peace with these palette sisters.

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Special thanks to Lisa of the blog Mustangsallytwo for taking my pictures!! Go follow her blog – she’s a fashionista on fire!

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Crochet Cami by Point Zero Curvy, also available at SexyPlus Clothing boutique

Mesh Bottom Cardi by Point Zero Curvy – sold out, alternate here

Cut-out Ankle Pant by SexyPlus Clothing

Necklace by Your Big Sister’s Closet – in store

Kitten Platform Pump by Payless Shoe Source


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Blue for Autism

Today’s plus size outfit of the day is in honour of Autism Awareness, and more specifically to blogger Annika of The Stylish Read who is the proud and devoted mother of an autistic child.

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Cardi and Top by Addition Elle – last year

Leggings by SexyPlus Clothing

Booties by Pennington’s – last year

Annika dedicated a special post about Autism today April 2. Click the image below to read.

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#lightitupblue