Corporate looks for fall with Le Chateau

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Work work work work… were talking #corporatestyle on the blog today, and man oh man, is fall fashion fun this year! So many colours and textures to play with; from suede and leather to Pantone 2016’s baby blue and blush pink!

I was on CTV Morning Live again today, talking about Inbetweenie fall fashion trends that I styled with Le Chateau. That’s right folks, Le Chateau carries all the way to size 18/XXL! They have some gorgeous work clothes with lots of statement pieces to help you build your high fashion wardrobe for work.

Styling tips for fall

  • more colour than we are used to; pale blue, burgundy, and army green
  • bold patterns
  • layering is great for changes in weather
  • consider transition pieces that can go from summer to fall and even to winter

Styling tips for inbetweenie

  • stores that carry a wide range in sizes allows you to find the best fit for your body type (For example, I need a XL blazer, but wear a size M in pants).
  • consider wearing blazers, vests and cardigan to cover your least favourite attributes and create structure
  • look for stretch in the places you need it most (for example in your arms, belly, or thighs)
  • invest in a great blouse and blazer to solidify your work wardrobe

Want to see what my models were wearing?

Ottawa Fashion Blog Le Chateau plus size shopping suede dressNathaly is wearing:

Ottawa Fashion Blog Le Chateau plus size shopping pantone blushMegan is wearing

Ottawa Fashion Blog Le Chateau plus size shopping mustard blazerMeeka is wearing

Ottawa Fashion Blog Le Chateau plus size shopping Chantal Sarksian style curvy bloggerI am wearing

Ottawa Fashion Blog Le Chateau plus size shopping

And just in case you missed the show, you can catch the CTV Morning Live segment here!

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My Krowd Magazine Ottawa Street Style Feature

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I was both honoured and nervous when Krowd Magazine asked to feature me in their Krowd Street Style series. I wanted to share the gorgeous photos with you, taken by Kerbens Boisette. Man is he talented! These pictures came out amazing! We did the shoot on Sussex in the Byward Market.

What I am wearing

  • white blazer- vintage
  • army green pants- Joe Fresh
  • black lace bralette- Addition Elle
  • blue suede pumps- Nine West
  • yellow earrings- H&M
  • black sunglasses- Quay (bought at Common)
  • purse- Danier
  • watch- a-line

Krowd Magazine is an amazing local fashion blog and editorial magazine that has really created an impressive following in the last year. Loads of local collaboration and out of this world fashion inspiration! Make sure you follow them on Instagram!

Blogger @chantsy for Krowd Street Style Ottawa #kss #kssyow #krowdmagzine Film: @therealkerbens @bello_o_

A video posted by KROWD Magazine (@krowdmagazine) on

You too can join the Krowd Street Style movement, if you have what it takes. Email contact@krowdmagazine.com… you’ve got nothing to lose!

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What to wear to the affair: Paradise City Boobyball Ottawa 2016

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Come celebrate the 15th annual Boobyball fundraiser, hosted by Rethink Breast Cancer. This year’s theme is Paradise City! Think lemurs, tigers and flamingos… oh my!

Rethink breast cancer is the first ever Canadian charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the 40s and under crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young women going through it.

Last year, I attended the first Boobyball event in Ottawa, and had a blast! This year, I was asked to support this amazing cause, and of course, I had a hard time saying no! How could I? So much effort goes into the theme, the fashion and the experience. If you’re already convinced, the you can simply…

BUY TICKETS HERE!

Event details

Here are the deets- the event this year will be held at Lago on October 28th.

DATE: October 28, 2016
TIME: 8:00PM – 1:00AM
LOCATION: Lago Bar & Grill
Dows Lake Pavilion
1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway

What to wear to the affair?

I know this is what makes or breaks the ticket purchase. “I have nothing to wear, so I am not going!” she says. Wrong! Let me help you with that.

I found some pretty awesome inspirational pieces from l’Intervalle, HM and Zara. All which can now be found at CF Rideau Centre! One stop shop my friends, one stop shop.

I never like to reveal what I will be wearing, but as you know, I like to inspire. Maybe you already have a few key pieces you can put together at home? There is no need to spend big money, leave that money to the cause.

The pieces I chose are bright, colourful, floral, busy and loaded with pattern and some animal print of course. Have fun with your designer costume and remember to bring your A-Game!

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HM

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Can’t wait to see what everyone will be wearing! Now, I need to start working on my outfit… BRB.

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#butfirstcoffee: A second chance for Second Cup with Batch 49

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I was invited to taste Batch 49, Second Cup Canada’s newest coffee blend, perfected to suit the Canadian pallet. “Better, not bitter” is their motto and I will admit that I am hooked! The medium brew was full bodied and smooth with no bitter or burnt aftertaste. I did the taste testing with black coffee and it almost reminded me of a light espresso… that good coffee taste we all crave. I could drink this brew without milk, if I had too.

4 tips on how to taste coffee

  1. Drink it black
  2. It can’t be too hot
  3. Take a deep short sniff first
  4. Slurp it in your mouth to splash it all around your tongue to catch all the flavours

Second Cup is reinventing the experience they offer to their customers by focusing on brewing really good coffee and introducing local fare to the mix. Although Second Cup is a Canadian-owned and a publicly-traded franchise, they truly value their franchisees and have gone through great length to focus on local when possible. Recently in Ottawa, all 20 Second Cup locations replaced their food with fresh daily-baked goods from Orleans Bakery! Yum!

Second Cup also offers a full-service mobile app and rewards program… just like its competitors (hint hint)

A trip down memory lane- I remember loitering at Second Cup inside Eglinton Station on Fridays after school. It’s where most of the high-school gal gossip would “brew”, but most of all where we got to connect with each other and hang out in our “civies” (a.k.a. normal streetwear or non-uniform clothes!). Then in University, I’d grab my Second Cup before every 7-10 business class to stay awake. Second Cup has been a huge part of my life, and I am sure it’s the same for you too!

If you know me, you know that I am happy to support Canadian when and where I can. I urge you to give Second Cup a second chance! And if you do, please let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts.

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