Ottawa Street Style: Denim and the BR dress

If you look at my closet, you’ll see that I don’t have a lot of colour. I am quite picky when it comes to colours, to be honest. But I had a soft spot for the bright orange pops of colour on this blue Banana Republic Dress. I had to have it! You can’t see it in this picture, but the back of the dress is open. The dress is split at the waist, so you can get a glimpse of the low back with a soft breeze. Very sexy.

I paired the dress with a classic denim jacket (Old Navy), cobalt blue pumps (Nine West) and a vintage snake skin clutch (AMH Style), and my idea of a pop of colour for makeup is my favourite lipstick “Morange” (from MAC).

I love the juxtaposition of the bright colours of the dress and graffiti along side the drab trees and tones in this alley (Old Ottawa South at Bank Street and Sunnyside Ave).

A big thank you to John Finnigan-lin for these gorgeous shots! xox
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MTV Movie Awards 2015- Best Dressed

Last night was the MTV Movie Awards 2015, which really means it was an opportunity to gawk at Hollywood stars and check out their latest style ensembles.

I recently identified a theme to my personal taste. I LOVE women in comedy. That’s who I admire most in Hollywood. I don’t typically follow anyone in particular for looks or style (other than Lauren Conrad… duh), but nothing makes me happier than tuning into these women, these REAL women.

I love them for making me laugh and reminding me that you can be someone when you are actually talented. To be witty, you need to be smart and posses the intellectual capacity to find humour in the most dull places. You need to be quick on your toes too! I am sort of a goofball myself and addicted to puns, scenarial humour and making up my own spoof movies.

For this reason, I chose to show you my 2 favourite BEST DRESSED ladies of the MTV Movie Awards 2015!

Amy-Schumer
Amy Schumer is hilarious! I want to be her friend. P.S. I want that dress.
Rebel-Wilson
Rebel Wilson is stepping up her glam game. She is taking over the world! P.S. I want that cape!
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#ImNoAngel Campaign

#ImNoAngel Campaign PLus Size Models Fashion BlogNot surprising, one of my most popular posts on this blog is Models in the Media. Yes, “fat and pretty” women exist, and get paid to flaunt their curves. Again, I wonder if people genuinely are interested and looking for inspiration, or are they gawking to poke fun. I guess we will never know. These are true thoughts of a plus size women, always questioning ourselves if people are being honest. That’s what I believe anyway, maybe I am jaded.

Today’s latest news in the Plus-size world is the #IAmNoAngel Campaign, which is a rebuttal to the Victoria Secret Angels Campaign that only features thin women. This cleaver hashtag by Lane Bryant nicely encapsulates that plus size women know we don’t belong, and we chose not to belong. It’s like big sister who is a rebel, confident in her own ways and a trend setter for the rest of the women who need the encouragement.

So let me be your big sister! I’ll be using this hashtag on my instagram in the next coming days, please join me sistas!

xox Chantsy

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