Ottawa Street Style: Casual Fridays with black and blue

It’s casual Friday here at Mode Xlusive! What are you wearing?

Don’t you just love that denim jackets are in right now! I love how they are a cross between a tailored blazer and a cozy sweater. They can make gorgeous dresses casual or amp up a lazy sweater and tank top. Denim is also great for temperature control (I’m always hot, so this is important for me). The cotton is breathable and warm at the same time. A short jacket that hits you at your waist can do wonders for your figure and help accentuate the most narrow part of your body. A good stretchy denim will be comfortable and offer a more structured look.

Black and blue shall never been seen, except in the washing machine!

Have you ever heard of this non-sense? I love mixing blue and black… and breaking fashion rules! I love the black accessories in this outfit too, especially this black patent leather Gucci purse with a tassel! You know I have a weakness for tassels. My black Michael Kors strappy sandals are oh-so gorgeous and oh-so comfortable! They are a mix of edgy and dressy, sort of like the denim jacket.

This was part of a series of photos that I did with Kristy Chapman Photography. Enjoy!

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Roundup: Curvy Canadian Bloggers

I have been doing my fair share of “research” if you will, to connect with fellow Canadian plus-size fashion bloggers. Not just because I want to know their fashion secrets, but because I feel like fashion advice is more realistic when you live in the same climate! I want winter inspiration, just like the rest of us! It’s also nice to know that the world is really a smaller place than we image.

So here goes, my Curvy Canadian Blogger Roundup!

  1. Alice Deer- Les Carnets D’Alice (Montreal)
  2. Ninaah Bulles (Montreal)
  3. Courtney Mina- The Glitter Tread (Ottawa)
  4. Karyn Johnson- Killer Curves (Toronto)
  5. Jessica IP- Clothes and Shit (Toronto)

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