The Last Crop Top of the Season


Oh summer - we took you for granted and now you are gone! It’s time to hang up our crop tops and say hello to thick knits and turtlenecks. I love Autumn/Fall and every fashion trend that comes with it but I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t miss flashing my stretch marked tummy. A basic wrap top from Boohoo paired with some ASOS denim is how I bid farewell the warm weather. Of course, I had to add a pop of colour so I went with these wicked Rosegal earrings. If, like me, you have a thing for earrings I recommend you checking out Rosegal - I was pleasantly surprised with the options! A quick note about these ASOS jeans - I followed the recommended size on ASOS since buying a pair of jean online is always a bargain in terms of fit and ordered a US size 22. Obviously they were too big for me and I should have one with my actual size (US20) or even size down (US18); however, I do enjoy the slouchy oversized feel these provide. I’m thinking of getting them taken in because I love the wash and overall style so much!

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Who Doesn't Love a Good Blazer?


Confession time - I have way too many blazers. Blazers are by far my no. 1 item of clothing that I could not live without. They can both complete a look and also be the focal point, making them a versatile piece that anyone should invest in for their wardrobe. I personally rock a blazer pretty much year-round, but my collection truly comes alive in Autumn/Fall. In order to show off this beautiful (but sold out - sorry! Similar linked below) baby pink check blazer from Premme, I decided to use it as a focal point of a casual look. Paired with a Boohoo bejewelled t-shirt and some basic ripped jeans from ASOS, this look is all about comfort while dripping in glam. Accessories are central to this look adding a pop of hunter green with my Rosegal geometric earrings and a bold counter-print with my vintage ASOS polka dot clutch I’ve had and loved for years! Let me know if you want to see more blazer looks from me in the comments below!

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Fat Girls Can Do Casual Chic Too


Casual chic has to be one of my favourite style pools to pic from. Casual chic is sporty chic’s younger cousin, drawing influence from luxe sports wear while skipping by some of the glam components central to sporty chic. I love casual chic because it means that I can look put together without really putting in too much effort. With this look, I brought the sports wear influence with my Nike Roshes and athletic piping on these amazing ASOS trousers. A cinched crop top from Boohoo and Addition Elle denim jacket (which I altered by cutting of the original ruffle trim - similar jacket linked below) bring these sporty pieces into the realm of casual chic. Paired with some over sized retro-inspired sunnies and bigger than life hoops, this look can take you from airport to grocery store run with ease.

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SavagexFenty - A Review

I have been sitting patiently by my mail box waiting for my SavagexFenty order to arrive. It has been a hot minute since I stayed up waiting in line for 2 hours, had my hopes and dreams stripped from me as wait times increased and the website kicked me out while browsing, but it was completely worth it. As soon as I opened up those millennial pink boxes and saw the intricate lace material and eyelet detailing, those hours of starring at a blank screen and wondering why Rihanna would do me like this were forgotten and I was ready to get my Savage on. 

These pieces excited me to no end and I had spent the weeks leading up to receiving the delivery searching through Pnterest and mood boards in hopes of finding a creative way to shoot them. I had dreams of tule, red backlighting and mirrors in some rather interesting angles; however, the pieces I ordered were so gorgeous on their own, that an impromptu shoot on a downtown Calgary balcony was the only way to do them justice. Armed with someone lovely behind the lens and Alberta May sun, I pranced around in my new SavagexFenty feeling all sorts of laid back casual cool.

Now let's talk fit. I decided to order my normal size - the same size I regularly buy from other lingerie brands like Déesse by Addition Elle and ASOS Curve lingerie. As with any new launch, my plus size body has taught my wallet to order light first to gauge sizing then come back for seconds once that has been established. So I ordered the Embroidered Lace Bra in a 42 C and High Leg Lace Thong in a 2X for my first order. I am not going to lie - when I first saw the bra I was a little worried that it would be too small but the stretch is definitely there! I was beyond hype to find that my true size fit and wearing the set all day ensured that the comfort level is high. This particular lace bra has an underwire so us plus and chest blessed ladies can achieve that minimalist lace bra look with the support we require. 

Of course this review is coming from someone who fit into the rather narrow sizing options so for anyone who has larger cup sizes, this brand is not quite there. The fact that a brand that boasted inclusivity launched with sizing only going up to a 3X and 44DD is pretty lacklustre and highlights a major flaw in the fashion industry as a whole. Plus size does not end at 3X and promising larger sizes on the second drop of a collection only sends the message that bodies larger than a 3X are nothing but an after thought. Honestly, this is not my battle to fight but I feel the need to use my platform to reach brands, both new and established, and help the conversations along. Plus size individuals are not a second thought or a quick way to add inclusivity and diversity to a campaign - plus size individuals are consumers with coins that deserve the respect that comes with truly inclusive collections that place all bodies at the forefront of decision making.

This is a collection I would re-shop in a heart beat. The sizing, although limited and facing a serious inclusivity issue, is on point and the construction of each piece shows the amount of thought that went into the building of each bra. I love how comfortable they are and among the less practical body suits and fur trimmed dollies (I need that lavender one like yesterday) there exist every day pieces that can easily fit into your collection with minimal hit to the wallet. I a still holding out hope that SavagexFenty will take all the constructive criticism and be truly size inclusive in drop 2. 

My Top 5 Must Have ASOS Curve Winter Coats

First things first - this is not a sponsored post! I promise you that I was not given a single dollar by ASOS Curve to put together this post - these opinions are my own and are a result of being a true brand diehard. If you have been reading my blog from the jump, you know that ASOS has been one of the brands that I have relied on for fashion forward plus size pieces. They fulfill my minimalistic needs, providing wardrobe basics often skipped past by other companies in the plus size realm. Now that cold weather has rolled through and our summer dresses have been placed in boxes at the back of our costs, it is time to get serious about plus size outerwear! 

I picked up this bomb trench from ASOS a few weeks ago and it sparked in me the need to share my favourite plus size coats from the site. I remember back in the day, as a plus size teenager, I would absolutely dread going coat shopping. It was always a full day ordeal that involved tears and feelings of dismay when I couldn't find something that fit. I would often be left wearing a coat that made me look double my age because nonage-appropriate options were available in my size. Fast forward to today and the plus size coat options have grown ten fold. Shopping as a plus size young adult these days is a giant leap from where I was just a few years ago. I'm talking fur collars, bright patterns and flattering cuts made in sizes up to a 28+! 

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When shopping for plus size coats, I look for three things: fit, comfort and style. I want to make sure that the coat fits the way I want - be it curve hugging with a peplum flare or large and oversized with deep pockets. The coat obviously has to be comfortable enough for me to wear day-in and day-out, allowing me to move around freely while also staying warm (because that is kind of important for a winter coat tbh). Finally, the coat has to look bomb. My wardrobe is a wish mash of prints, textures and colours so the coat I land on has to fit in seamlessly. I am a self proclaimed coat-a-holic so I have about five coats in rotation at any given time but I promise you - once you find your arsenal of coats your winter closet will be complete! 

Sneaky tip: shop the men's section for coats too! ASOS Men's Plus has a selection of wicked coats that will work perfectly for plus size women. I appreciate oversized coats for those harsh winter days so getting an ankle length trench or coy puffer jacket from the men's section is the perfect solution. I know it is a weird suggestion but fashion is what you make of it. It doesn't matter where you buy your pieces - when a look comes together no questions are asked. So shop outside of your comfort zone this winter and you may just surprise yourself a little!

My Top 5 Must Have ASOS Curve Winter Coats

What are some of your top winter coat picks? I'd love to see where you like to shop for your winter gear and what winter coat details you look for in the perfect piece!