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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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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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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Blushing Goddess

This post is a special one because I actually collaborated with my one and only sister, Melanie Chin, to make it happen. I wanted a different landscape for my next feature, and she suggested the equestrian centre where she coaches. How lucky am I to have a sister who works with horses?!

This is the beautiful Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship, nestled in the picturesque Ontario countryside, in Orangeville.

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Although totally inadequately dressed for riding of any sort, my Joan Maxi Dress by SWAK (Sealed with a Kiss Designs) was perfect for posing, being admired and being a Goddess among these beautiful, graceful horses.

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Joan Plus Size Maxi Dress

As you can see it’s a little too long and I would definitely need to get it shortened, but the good thing is that it can accommodate many of my taller plus size comrades.

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It is such a graceful dress and hits the spot in all areas of design elements that are important to me:

  • v-neck: check! Reveal a slight décolletage, and showcase a nice statement necklace
  • sleeves: check! Lately I’ve just been a little less comfortable being bare-armed, so I am gravitating towards sleeves. It may only be for a season, and for no good reason, but it’s making me love these kimono style, barely there sleeves.
  • empire body: check! Empire waist help to define your silhouette and in my case as a petite plus size woman, they give me the illusion of a bit more height.
  • back tie: check! Always nice to be able to cinch the look to your own silhouette. Kinda makes the dress customizable, and the long sashes add a nice detail in back.

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I coordinated this look with a thin yellow belt, which is unexpected but blends nicely with the soft, happy, feminine, palette. And one of my favourite statement necklaces showcasing oversized flowers in pastels of coral, yellow, pink, and lime green.

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A summery laser-cut wedge kept the look light. And the beauty next to me, well, her name is Jewel and we love her.

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I often hear that petite gals feel that they can’t wear maxi dresses, and although I always respect any personal choice and preference, I hope they don’t feel that way because of height. Ain’t I proof that petites do the Maxi justice, even if we have to carry it a bit? Have I earned the title, Blushing Goddess?

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The Joan Maxi Dress is also available in other colours: charcoal, cranberry, turquoise, navy, green and black. SWAK is excellent at offering affordable, trendy plus size clothing that is meant to be really lived in.

Special thanks and love to my sister Melanie Chin, who was so enthusiastic in setting this up, and for her superb photography. She’s a pretty amazing woman, not to mention my mud hero.

She is always so supportive of me and my endeavors even though we live and work in very different worlds. She is also one of the most established, commended and gifted riding coaches in Ontario.

She can be contacted here for riding lessons.

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Joan Maxi Dress by SWAK (Sealed with a Kiss Designs)

Belt by Ricki’s – last year

Necklace by Aldo Accessories – last year, current selection here

Wedge Sandals by Maurices – last year, similar here

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Canadian Honolulu

It’s been a long winter here in Canada, and all of us are anxious for Spring, sun-kisses on our shoulders and giving our toes some freedom in pretty sandals. But, it’s still pretty chilly on this April 13th Wednesday, so I wanted to show you how a basic black cardi (something we should all have in our closets as a wardrobe staple) allows me to start wearing Spring/Summer styles even before the appropriate temperatures officially invite me to do so.

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This super cute floral dress by Point Zero Curvy is slightly more business than my usual style (reminiscent of my former corporate days), but still has a touch of sass with the cut-outs at the neckline.

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It is lined and comes with the thin belt shown. The black side panels on this design are a nice touch adding definition to your shape.

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My shear-bottom cardi is one of my favs, also from Point Zero Curvy, but now sold out. Joseph Ribkoff offers a similar one but it is kinda pricey as it is a designer brand. You could do any long black cardi to achieve the same look, and make your summer dresses a little more office-appropriate.

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I like the contrast of the bright floral design against the black. Point Zero Curvy has some pretty neat – and inexpensive – designs for this season, so I hope you enjoy this brand as much as I do.

Special thanks to Lisa of Mustangsallytwo for snapping these pics!


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