Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Real Heartbreaker

Ever walk in a shop and feel a sense of excitement, a buzzing?

It's rare, right?

Heartbreak Boutique in uptown Saint John has that excitement and gives me a serious buzz.
I don't know if it is all the fun patterns...

The variety in sizes...

Or owner, Pam's huge smile and giddy excitement over her own shop!

Located at 80 Princess Street, the boutique is the latest gal to join the uptown in-crowd but with her own distinctive style and flare!  Heartbreak, like owner Pam, has a serious crush on the retro styles of the pin up girls and rockabilly stars.

My favorite items are the dresses without a doubt but Heartbreak also has fantastic tee's & cardigans, as well as men's clothes and lots of fun accessories!

Pam tells me that there are more plus sized items coming in all the time, so if you haven't been in yet, or haven't visited recently put it on your to-do list!

Heartbreak Boutique
80 Princess St, Saint John.

Monday thru Wednesday - 10 to 5:30
Thursday & Friday - 10 to 7:30
Saturday - 10 to 4

*side note: Heartbreak Boutique is also THE spot to get your derby gear.. skates, pads, helmets and all the etc. are available in shop and to order plus as a bonus you can visit the Rollerball trophy!

Friday, August 3, 2012

For the love of... OOTD

Are you familiar with my love of polka dots?
It never wanes.

Case in point - I purchased 3! polka dot tops in the last two weeks.
Oh and how about the polka dot Cherry Velvet dress earlier this week???
It is so rare to find polka dotted perfection, at least I find it so in plus size, so I'm a little bit giddy with my recent purchases.

Today's polka dot contribution comes from Heartbreak Boutique in uptown Saint John. They carry a variety of sizes and recently brought in these super cute polka dot retro halter tops.

Photo taken in the cute dressing room of Heartbreak Boutique!

I love the classic pin-up shape this top gives me. I had a good day in this outfit, loving my curves & feeling fabulously sexy!

Skirt from Forever 21+, is super well fitted, stretchy & a steal at only $11.80!! I'm thinking I
should snatch it up in other colors for work wear this fall!

I kept my accessories simple but with my favorites...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sweet Cherry - Cherry Velvet review

If you have been following my blog for a little while you will already know that I love the Canadian company Cherry Velvet and their truly adorable dresses!

Inspired by retro & pin up designs the British Columbia based, plus sized fashion boast to 'Juice up your curves' and every experience I've had has followed through with that claim!
When looking last year for a dress to wear to my younger brother's wedding I was pulled out of my dread with the delight of discovering this company. My black and white damask dress was a hit& has served me well at other occasions over the past year... with coloured tights & cardigans changing up the look.

When the ladies at Cherry Velvet suggested sending me one of their new styles to try out I was tickled pink (or teal in this case)!   
They chose a teal polka dot Brigitte dress for me. My previous Cherry Velvet dress was in a 1X so I requested the same time this time.

The fit of this dress is very similar to my other one but a shorter hemline, a knotted back and I found the fitted  baby-doll type cut to be higher.. or the chest area to be smaller, I'm not sure which but either way I find this cut the tiniest bit small on my chest. With the right push up bra I was ready to rock it though!

This is a fabulous little summer dress that can be dressed up with the right shoes and jewelry or kept simple and summery to enjoy the boardwalk. I fell somewhere in between with some Darling Dilemma skull jewelry and white flats.

                                                                                                                                                                  I happen to have the perfect matching  nail polish for this dress, China Glaze's 'For Audrey'. I get blissfully delighted about perfect coordination. I'm nerdy like that.

Overall I'm thrilled with my Cherry Velvet dresses! The 'Brigitte' feels like a more casual summer alternative to my previous dress with it's cute high waist and short length (but keep in mind... I am 6ft tall!), as well as all the fun summery patterns it comes in.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lil Summer Somethin'

Lil bit from my etsy shop; Darling Dilemma 

Lil bit giddy 
 Lil bit of summer fun
 Lil bit sweet
 Lil bit sexy
 Lil bit tipsy
 Lil bit fun
 Lil bit o'freckles
 Lil bit of me
Lil bit fabulous

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ship Shape

A few weeks ago I started trying to post some of my favorite 'go to' outfits that had never made it onto the blog. I managed to get two up, photograph a third but decide it wasn't as flattering as I thought.... and then got sidetracked of course!

Here are some photos of one of my current favorite outfits. My adorable son took this for me while we toured around Picton, Ontario exploring the cute little downtown.  He was only mildly embarrassed & then decided it was kinda fun. I think he did a great job!

Tunic/dress from Old navy, leggings from Reitmans.
Purse from Manchester shoes, belt from Addition Elle

There is something always reminiscent of nautical when wearing stripes...

How cute is my photographer?? I might teach him a few pointers now that summer vacation has started!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lil Somethin'

Hey folks!
Sorry for the bit of absence. It has been a tough time as we lost my grandfather & that meant travelling back home for the funeral & a bit of family time.
I am now back & about to start a new job for the summer but super excited about all that summer holds! So here are some something's to get back in the swing of things...

Ice Cream Breakfast.
Cure all.


Blowin' in the wind.

A violet end.

Calm before.

A friendly sort.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Lil Somethin'

I've started this Lil Somethin' post several times & then keep adding to it! So today's has a few more lil something's than normal but they are filled with the sweetness of my life...

First BBQ of the season!
Veggie burger, grilled zucchini, baked potato & garlic sauteed mushroom!

A sweet find!

A sweet treat!

Favorite make up necessity!
MAC paint pot in Bare Study

Cute new flats for summer in sweet colors!

Fun manicure done at a local charity event.
Super cute bling.

Sweet love from my sweet love.

Apple mani & my favorite new bracelet!

Cherry bomb!

Night out with the girls

Sunshine feels so sweet

...& everything nice