Dressing Down Cocktail Dresses

Here’s the thing, I like to dress up. I prefer wearing skirts and dresses but it often doesn’t suit the weather or the occasion dress code. So I have started exploring ways to dress down cocktail dresses and evening wear, without coming across way too extra.  Continue reading “Dressing Down Cocktail Dresses”

When The Dress Is Perfect, Except…

I love this dress so much! Except, for one thing… it shows off way too much cleavage. I love the length of the dress, the v-neck, the bodycon design, the all black with lace details, the arm length, everything! But then I realized the center is sheer and it is 100% not appropriate to wear to work, which is where I hoped to wear it most often. Continue reading “When The Dress Is Perfect, Except…”

I’m Speaking at the Fat Activism Conference!

BIG NEWS EVERYONE! I have been waiting to share this news with you all for several months but now that I finally can, here it goes… I have been invited to speak at the 4th Annual Fat Activism Conference this fall. I am so excited & totally honoured!  Continue reading “I’m Speaking at the Fat Activism Conference!”

Party Skirt from Giti Online

I’ve always been a huge fan of empire waists and full skirts. It gives off that princess vibe that so many of us are searching for. One of the first fatshion items I purchased was a black tutu. I was hoping this skirt would mimic that look without making it too fancy for work. Continue reading “Party Skirt from Giti Online”

Embroidery Is Everywhere!

What is the number one trend of the season? The answer is easy. Embroidery. It is everywhere. You can find it on everything from tops & jackets to shoes & purses. I have yet to think of a clothing item I haven’t seen embroidered yet. In fact, I am working on a blog post about my favourite lingerie for spring that also features embroidery. So if you are looking for a trend piece, start here. Continue reading “Embroidery Is Everywhere!”

Loving Loralette’s Lace Bomber

I’m a big fan of feminine details and sportswear that still lets me feel beautiful and femme. So I love this cute white bomber jacket with lace inserts from Loralette. It has a sheer front with covered but still light enough for summer nights texture.  Continue reading “Loving Loralette’s Lace Bomber”

Classic Black High Waist Pant

Personally, I love a high waist pant. I think they are more comfortable to wear and I think they emphasize the curve of a woman’s body. However, for exactly that reason, I have not always loved them. The more I embrace my body, the more I embrace wearing clothes that I used to avoid.  Continue reading “Classic Black High Waist Pant”

CLEO by Panache – The Fun Collection

As I will discuss more in my next post featuring Panache, they have a few distinct collections. This blog post talks about CLEO by Panache, which I would define as their fun line. Some might refer to it as their younger line but I don’t like defining things that way. Perhaps we could meet in the middle and call it their trendier collection. Continue reading “CLEO by Panache – The Fun Collection”

Panache Black – The Sexy Collection

Panache has three main collections; Panache, Panache Black, and Cleo by Panache. They also have Sculptresse which is their plus size based brand. This blog post focuses on the Black Collection from Panache, specifically the Ardour set. It is their sexier collection. The one made for those who want to show off a little bit. Keep in mind Panache is a large cup brand, not necessarily a plus size brand.

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You Are Not Body Positive If…

Here’s the thing, a lot of people focus on the sentence, “body positivity is for everyone” and then completely drop any critical analysis around what being body positive means. So I’ve written a post about 6 things that I have seen in the bopo community that aren’t body positive at all. In fact, some of these things are downright oppressive. I talk about the ways the movement can be racist, ableist and more. So if you really want to be body positive, make sure you never do any of these six things. Continue reading “You Are Not Body Positive If…”