Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blush Blush

Finally back to work! Exciting for some many reasons, but the only one really relevant to the blog is that I'm finally out of pj pants or sloppy tees!

I was a little short handed with the camera today but still wanted to share a bit of my outfit today in celebration of it NOT being flannel.

Top, Forever 21+
Sweet bird, Sea of Bees
Ring, Forever 21. OPI Polish 'I Think in Pink'
Jacket, Addition Elle. Brooch, handmade.
Fresh Face, moi!
So glad to be back at work, travelling around my province & enjoying the strong sunshine thru my window...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lil Somethin'

Just a few lil' somethings I'm loving. 
Appropriate for Valentine's Day!

Our kind of love...

Lovin' my new sunnies!

And something from my current fav's Karmin!

Monday, February 13, 2012


One of the biggest reasons you haven't seen many outfit posts from me lately is that I've been working from home. My job has a few serious down periods throughout the year, January/February being one of them. During those slow times I try to focus my energies on my creative endeavors; painting, crafting & jewelry making. 
I have mentioned before that I have a line of jewelry called Darling Dilemma & since the only time I have gotten out of comfy clothes for style this last week was to snap some photos of my finished pieces I thought I might share some of those pictures with you instead of an OOTD post.

Blouse from Torrid, Necklace by Darling Dilemma

This necklace is a fun statement piece & could be worn with different styles.  When I make jewelry I always go with my instinct & preferences. I love pieces that can be worn everyday or dressed up in my own collection so I try to make them that way as well.

Tunic dress by Old Navy

Yellowing by Darling Dilemma
Jewelry & accessories in general are an aspect of fashion that I can't get enough of. Your size & shape have no relevance to a great pair of sunglasses (of which I always own about a dozen pairs!) or dangling earrings. In fact, bigger is better when it comes to sunglasses & necklaces as far as I'm concerned!

Sweet Purple by Darling Dilemma

The thing about great accessories is that a few new fabulous pieces can change your whole wardrobe, make it all seem fresh again! One of my favorite things is finding a fantastic new statement piece that works with an unworn or underused dress or blouse, making it a sudden new favorite.

Clearly I have an addiction to necklaces, sunglasses.. bags.. accessories!
What is your favorite accessory?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Love Me Tender

Okay so I've pretty much stuck to G-rated outfit posts on this blog (& no I'm not veering off that path!!) but with Valentine's Day coming & lots of long cold nights ahead of us still I thought I would share some amazing & sexy online finds!
I have heard at least once from every plus sized beautiful friend I have that they can't find anything sexy that fits. It is hard to find something that makes us feel comfortable enough to be confident and a lot of that comes from a proper fit.  While buying online can open a lot of new doors it is still daunting because we can't try the items on.  My suggestion is read the sizing chart carefully, measure yourself, check the return policy & then MAKE THE LEAP! Each time I try a new online shop I get a bit anxious but when the fantastic items arrive, fit & make me feel fabulous I know it was worth it.

This fall I purchased some amazing pieces from a City Chic sale (that I still haven't managed to photograph on the blog even though they are in heavy rotation?!?!) that I was super impressed with. Since I was so pleased with the quality, shipping & fit I can't help but list a few of their lingerie pieces at the top of my Valentine's Must-Have list.

The Coco Printed set is dreamy to me. I can not get enough of polka dot anything so combine them with a fit that was clearly designed for a plus sized frame & throw in a hint of retro vibe... I'm hooked!

The Coco Dot suspender skirt is so cute, flattering & ultra sexy that  it's guaranteed to make your valentine do a double take, any night of the year!!
Also, I just want to take a second & say - how awesome is this model?? Gorgeous, plus sized, curvy &  of a relatable age. Kudos to City Chic!!

Ok back to sexy things - two things I love are pink and animal print, these selections from Hot Plus Size Lingerie have got both!

Pink Leopard Print Babydoll

Flirty Bra Set

Embroidered Bustier
The downfall of Hot Plus Size Lingerie is that they currently only ship within the US, plus side is that shipping is only $7.95 & their prices are great!

Torrid has frequently be mentioned in past posts. It is easy to shop, sizing makes sense & they ship to Canada (although full disclosure - they overcharge for CDN shipping!). I'm a fan of Torrid's trendy & affordable pieces but have yet to purchase any of their lingerie. Strange since they have such fun & colourful choices!! The current selection of corsets have caught my eye...
Ruffle Corset
Leopard Print Corset
Teal with Lace corset
And guess what?? As I wrote this I received an email from Torrid announcing their semi annual lingerie sale! All lingerie is now only $24.99!!! I might take a blogging break to snatch up a few things...

Finally I want to share some pieces from a small but wonderful site called Domino Dollhouse. The pieces carried are always unique & possibly not everyone's taste but I love owner Tracey Broxterman's choices & the latest lingerie is no exception!

Classique Underbust
Polka Dot Bra & Panty set
Vintage Style Garter Panty
& Bra
Make sure to check out the Dominio Dollhouse site for new fashions & always fantastic photos!

So that, my friends, brings us to the end of my personal Valentine favorites this year.  Don't be a shy violet when there are so many amazing pieces to choose from... instead be Full of Fabulous!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Comfort foods (& booze in coffee).

Winter in Canada is a long and drawn out experience.  One often finds themselves in long periods of solitude without even consciously choosing to be.  We seeks out warmth, comforts & light.

Creature comforts
I love reviewing & then sharing my photos monthly, it is a good way to reflect on passing time.

Stay Fabulous throughout February!