Monday, April 30, 2012

The Rollerball!

A few weeks ago I visited the local theatre for a showing of Moulin Rouge in support of the Imperial Theatre. This weekend I had the pleasure of attending another local fundraiser, for The Resource Centre for Youth (TRC), a local not-for-profit organization. "The Resource Centre for Youth (TRC) provides a safe and encouraging environment for our youth to explore their full potential."

The organization had the brilliant idea to host a 'Rollerball" as a fundraiser for the centre, featuring a derby game by our local Fog City Rollers as the entertainment!

The idea was to get all dressed up for cocktails but watch a derby game. They served mini burgers (even vegetarian ones!) & of course drinks. There was a silent auction, as well as a live one but those derby girls demand some serious attention!

I'm really starting to fully embrace the idea of fundraisers, especially their potential for wearing fabulous clothes! Before moving to the east coast I had my favorite hometown charities who's events I always attended but it is only recently, after fully falling in love with my adopted city of Saint John that I have discovered new places to support, events to attend & people to adore!
Check out one of the organizers/youth workers, my friend Letti & I!

We have rockin hair & are generally awesome.
Besides being full of fabulous in her own right, she is also shares my love of crafts & glitter. Check out the fully fabulous Rollerball Trophy she made!!

 I wish I had great photos of my adorable dress but the lighting was dim. I have one picture of Letti & I in our dresses (mine from Torrid, her's from Pennington's) but we look like some strange breed of cheerleaders with our awkward poses. (I really really need to figure out the proper stance for having my picture taken! You think after doing this for almost a year I'd have it figured out, but clearly not.)
However I've worn this dress before on the blog as you can see here so I decided to snap some close ups of the accessories I chose this time.

Tiny & cute rosebud necklace from Forever21 - love that the chain is pink too!

These earrings were one of my first etsy purchases..about 4 years ago!

A score for $8 a WalMart! I've been looking at similar much more expensive
alternatives to this lately so this was great last minute find.
If I truly love them, a more expensive, long lasting pair can be found

In keeping with the pink, I threw on these long lasting leggings from
Voluptuous in Toronto for some extra color!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring In Your Step

Spring In Your Step

Owl dress
$65 -

Ruched dress
$43 -

Miz mooz shoes
$100 -

All I can think of for spring & summer weather is little summer dresses paired with adorable flats! To say I narrowed down this post to just a few cute selections, is a major understatement.
I'm feeling whimsical about the upcoming seasons & might even have visions of myself flouncing around on the beach or boardwalk uptown Saint John. I always love the options that wonderful summer dresses have to switch between daytime boardwalks & evening events. You can simply switch from sun hat & sandals, to heels & jewels and your outfit has a whole new look.

Have any of you come across a great summer dress? I'd love to see some links!

Oh & before I forget, yet again, if you have a pinterest account you can now also find me there; I try to post body positive images, great plus size fashion finds & you can also see some of my other interests there as well!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I consider myself a fairly confident woman. I have worked hard to accept myself. Worked harder to love myself. And I walk pretty tall.

I have hips & curves. Smooth lines and bumps. I have stretch marks but blemish free skin too. I have a round belly but hips that match.

Thing is...sometimes I can still forget all of that. Some days I forget myself and fall back into old habits. Usually, something that can be referred to as a trigger will send me into these negative spirals. Today it was a fashion trigger. Today I was measured.

Knowing your measurements is pretty much mandatory if you want to order clothing online. You can think you know your size but each company seems to have their own opinion on what equates a 0 or a 2X, so check their size charts to your measurements and you should be able to order yourself a great fitting item. However taking my measurements this morning to double check before ordering a magnificent dress triggered all sorts of shaming feelings towards my size.

I definitely don't want to use this as a forum to talk about those negative feelings but simply just acknowledge that it happened.  It will happen again. It happens to all of us.
Somehow this is part of our contemporary lives.
For me it is body shamming, but for someone else it could be a different physical feature, a personality characteristic, a work related habit...

Right now the most important thing is for me to recognize that it was a moment and that it will pass. In the end I can like myself once again & remember all the things I am proud of & enjoy when I see myself. Even just writing this post & knowing that at least a few of you will know exactly what I mean, encourages the moment to fade.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lil Somethin'

As promised I put myself to the test to snap more pictures and more color!
So here are a few new lil somethings from my life lately...

Making an Easter cake

Something sweet!

Strange rubbery looking nail polish.. that kinda grew on me

Fab new gold Isaac Mizrahi ballet flats for only $5!

Super pretty OPI Muppet polish & a Forever 21 bangle

So what is your favorite lil something in your life?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spectacular Spectacular!

Last night I had the chance to attend the local, Imperial Theatre for an Moulin Rouge event as my friend Pam's date. She won a pair of tickets from Fusion, a Saint John based networking group & lucky me I got to tag along!!

With my awesome date, Pam from Heartbreak Boutique!
Thanks to my wonderful & gorgeous friend Monique in her eshakti dress, for posing with me! 

Monique is wearing an eShakti dress with a crinoline from etsy shop
Swank Underpinnings. I think I should definitely order one
for under my Cherry Velvet dress!

Obviously, I couldn't resist getting a bit into the spirit of the night with some big hair, big accessories & of course fishnets!!

I decided to layer some We Love Colors tights underneath my fishnet to get some extra color & flare in my ensemble. I threw on a variety of big bangles to match my gorgeous damask Cherry Velvet dress & teased my hair til it reached the sky!

Thanks again to the Imperial Theatre, Fusion and of course Pam & Monique for a fabulous night out on the town! Can't wait to do it again soon... we already have plans to see a production of Romeo & Juliet in May!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lil Somethin'

I've been slacking in the photo department lately - even with iPhone & instagram pics! Too many days being stuck in my car, driving out of town for work I'm afraid.
It is Easter weekend though, so I am giving myself a bit of a challenge to photograph some pretty things in pretty colours so I can have a bright & fun lil somethin' next week.

Until then, here are a few things I love right now...
Deborah Lippmann polish - mermaid dream
Neck bling from Forever 21
Oh this face... <3
Leopard print City Chic jacket, a current fav