When The Outfit Is Right But The Weather Is Wrong

As bloggers, we often have a planned schedule for our blogs in terms of when we take our photos, when we write our content, and when we publish our posts. Even if it is less set in stone by the brands we are working with and more about our own availability and convenience, we schedule ourselves appropriately. Unfortunately, things don’t always go exactly as planned and the main reason for that is the weather.  Continue reading “When The Outfit Is Right But The Weather Is Wrong”

Thigh High Boots for Thick Thighs

When I posted the first blog post featuring these boots, I got comments on all of my social media platforms asking where I got them. Women were telling me they struggled to find both thigh high and knee high boots that fit their thicker bodies. So I’ve compiled a list of my favourite wide calf and plus size thigh high boots so you can start shopping today. Continue reading “Thigh High Boots for Thick Thighs”

Pre-Launch Sneak Peek: Loralette

I am so excited to bring you an exclusive sneak peek at the brand Loralette before it has even launched! I’ve partnered with them to bring you a behind the scenes look at what they will be offering. Loralette is the newest collection from Avenue, the third largest plus-size retailer in the USA, that also ships to Canada, yay! Their new styles are meant to appeal to a younger or at least trendier shopper. Because really, what is age but a number? So I believe that you should wear what you love no matter what that number is. I honestly haven’t been this excited about a new brand in a very long time and that’s exactly why I agreed to show you a sneak peek of what they will have to offer as of mid-March. Continue reading “Pre-Launch Sneak Peek: Loralette”

Spring Trends: Mesh & Floral

I recently made a post on Instagram about the spring trends I had previously seen on the runways and I am now seeing in the stores and online. The one that topped the list, in my opinion, was floral prints. I think it is the perfect spring trend as flowers are literally starting to bloom all around us. Continue reading “Spring Trends: Mesh & Floral”

A Night Out With Yours Clothing

I love introducing you to plus size brands that are accessibly priced, easy to wear, and on trend. This size range goes from 14 to 36 in UK sizing, which is the equivalent of size 12 to 34 in US sizing. Or, in the sizing system that I think makes the most sense, the European one, they offer sizes 42 to 64. Needless to say, Yours Clothing is a pretty great example of a brand that is offering something for almost every size from inbetweener to plus size. Continue reading “A Night Out With Yours Clothing”

Why I Don’t Want To Be A Plus Model

I’m serious, I don’t. Want to be a plus model that is. You may not already be aware of this, but, many fatshion bloggers and even body positive activists have an end goal of becoming a plus size model. In a few rare cases, it has actually become reality. Regardless, it isn’t a goal of mine and here’s why.  Continue reading “Why I Don’t Want To Be A Plus Model”

7 Ways Fatshion Blogging Is Activism

You may have noticed that I’ve slowly moved away from having a strictly body positive blog and that I have been embracing fatshion blogging. The reason why is worthy of its very own blog post so I won’t get into that here, but what I do what to address are the ways fatshion blogging is body positive activism. I’ve noticed a certain amount of exclusion in the body positive community, and one of the groups that seems to be excluded is fatshion bloggers. Many of the most popular mainstream body positive activists don’t follow or promote fatshion bloggers, and yet many of us repost them and their photos regularly. I have a problem with this because I think it is yet another example of the body positive movement being watered down and not respecting or even acknowledging its roots.  Continue reading “7 Ways Fatshion Blogging Is Activism”

Can Plus Size Women Wear White In Winter?

Can you wear white in the winter? A few years ago we might have still been confused by this fashion rule and avoided wearing white after Labour Day, but now we know better. Or do we? Does that rule cancellation apply to all shapes and sizes? Or only some? Are plus size women allowed to wear white? Not only in the winter but any season at all?

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5 Ways Body Positivity Changed My Life

I’ve written before about ways to become more body positive but what is the payoff? What results are you going to achieve by joining this radical self-love movement? Of course, these will vary depending on the individual, but overall I noticed 5 major ways that body positivity has changed my life. Needless to say, they are all changes for the better. Continue reading “5 Ways Body Positivity Changed My Life”

8 Amazing Canadian Plus Size Retailers

Sure, lots of brands ship to Canada, but the importing taxes involved in that process can end up being outlandish. Recently I received a package sent to me from the UK which was valued at $175 and because of an error in labeling I had to pay $110 in taxes to accept six items. Even if the package had been properly labeled, I would have had to pay almost $60 in taxes and fees. The brand was able to fix this mistake but it was still an inconvenience that could have easily been avoided by shopping from within Canada. In fact, some international brands actually say they won’t help with duties and taxes so you’d be stuck sucking up that extra cost. Many brands label the package with the full price or value even if you bought the item on sale. For example, I ordered a dress that was originally around $70 but was on sale for $35 plus shipping. The cost for taxes ended up being $65 so if I had accepted the package I’d have paid $100 plus shipping for a $70 dress. That just doesn’t make sense and we as Canadian plus size shoppers need a better option. Continue reading “8 Amazing Canadian Plus Size Retailers”