Le Veston- My Denim Vest

Le Veston

A few observations. First, I feel so 80’s today with my new vest. Second, I might be obsessed with denim… hahaha

Today’s proutfit is brought to you by my new Old Navy light wash denim vest, perfect to hide chubs and rolls! he he We can’t all be sleek but we sure can try and hide our flaws!

This cut is perfect for me as it hits high, right at my waistline and really helps accentuate it. For a more pear shaped body type, or if you are blessed with a booty, I would recommend a longer version, the Plus Denim Vest.

These vests are perfect for the summer. They keep you cool, but covered. Give you a more tailored finish without being too restricting and best of all, as I mentioned above… it helps to hide imperfections. I will be wearing it with skirts and dresses./.. so watch out!

Yes, I have imperfections. It doesn’t mean that I hate myself. I am just on a mission to find flattering clothes and help you do the same!

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Paired a white t-shirt from Joe Fresh, a navy maxi skirt from H&M with my Old Navy vest!
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Proutfit: Black, White and Grey

Not much going on today with my proutfit. A little black, white and grey action. Maybe it’s a symbol of my blah mood.

This is the white skirt I had taken in. I love the embossed floral details of the fabric. It’s not stretchy, so going up stairs and getting into my car is a bit of a “thing”.

My black and white top is from H&M ($14.95). It’s a bit sheer, but does the trick for the price point. I also grabbed a green version of the same top, which I love!

My new go-to cardy is from J-Crew Outlet at Tanger. I love that it is short and hits me at my waistline. Very important to flatter the section that goes in.

I’ve had my black peep-toe patten leather Franco Sarto pumps for almost 5 years now. I had the heel changed twice and the sole reinforced. I love them. Very comfortable heel and great for conferences when you are on your feet all day long.

  

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Proutfit: Wedding Attire

I’m in Toronto for my friend’s wedding and this week’s challenge was to find an outfit!

Because the weather is so nice, I opted out of wearing my little black dress that I can now squeeze into. The material is heavy and more appropriate for cooler climates.

I pulled out the H&M dress that I received from the #hmconsciouscloset event. I really like it, but wasn’t in the mood for a bohemian look. I paired it with a thick black and leather belt (purchased in Paris) and strappy leather sandals (Hilary Radley- vintage).

 

I then tried a green H&M dress from last summer’s collection. I love this thing! It’s feminine and forgiving 🙂 Although it doesn’t accentuate my new curves, I’m feeling confident in the dress regardless. I paired it with my favourite blue Nine West Pumps and silver Ela clutch I bought in Vancouver.

   

I have the share a blooper… This just shows you what a blogger’s life really looks like behind the lense!  

 

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Event: H&M Conscious Closet

Last night, I attended my first ever blogging event. Officially, I’ve been blogging for the last seven years, but my recent efforts really seem to be paying off. It all seems surreal.

Starting a plus size fashion blog is exciting but at the same time, it puts me in a vulnerable position. I’ve always been open about my personal life, and share everything on social media, but this is different. Especially when I most recently shared my weight loss journey on this blog. My role has now transformed from plus size fashionista to a motivational and self-acceptance coach. Not a bad gig at all! 

Now back to last night. Absolutely everything was gorgeous, the beautiful flowers, the delicious food and the company of course! I had the opportunity to meet new blogger friends, that I naturally connected with right away. We just have so much in common. Get your glam on, take pictures, post on social media… Check!

H&M Canada and Bayshore Shopping Centre teamed up to host a series of events that would promote H&M’s latest eco-fashion collections “Conscious” and “Conscious Exclusive”. Check out the Bayshore website, to participate in all their initiatives and contests. Make sure you use #HMConsciousCloset!

I’m a visual person, so I decided to share all my iPhone pics to show you a glimpse of what the event was all about.

    

The most incredible feeling to see your name and blog out there in the real world. Inside the box is a special gift that was picked out just for me from H&M Canada, by Emily Scarlett.
  
Alyssa Beltempo and Caroline Lacasse, Ottawa’s trendsetters
      
The elegant Emily Scarrlett from H&M Canada. My favorite part of the night is when Emily talked about all the different ways H&M recycles and reuses the clothes they collect from these initiatives.
  
What blogger events should look like
  
What blogger events actually look like
   
The table was gorgeous even with the mess we left behind after dinner.
 
5 course meal catered by Thyme and Again
 
I met some really great people last night and I look forward to connecting with them online!  

(You know who you are) xox Chantsy

Spoiler Alert- this is the gorgeous dress that I got in my secret gift. They were on point, since I already bought it! Looks like I get to swap it for another beautiful piece!
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