Not your average holiday plus size looks with Addition Elle

You may already know that I love working with Addition Elle. They offer fashionable and trendy plus size women’s clothing, and are really breaking fashion barriers for women. Not only are they a Canadian brand, but they have international recognition for the role they play in body positivity. Just recently, they announced on their blog, that they have extended their sizes to 26 for everything in store! You’re welcome!

Last week, I presented yet another fashion segment on CTV Ottawa Morning Live, where we talked about Holiday looks and plus size party dresses. I had a blast styling for this segment, because as you will see, the outfits are fierce!!!

Also, I want to give a shoutout to my gorgeous models, for once again supporting my work and looking fab while doing it!

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Look 1- Gold Jumpsuit 

I love this luxurious leather jacket and wearing it as a blazer with this gold jumpsuit makes the look super edgy. The jumpsuit is very comfortable and cinches at the waist for a better fit. The details on the ankles are also to die for!

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Sly&Co Leather Jacket
L&L Sparkling Jumpsuit
Necklace

Look 2- Sequin Dress

Sequin is a fabulous way to look glam at any holiday party. This jewel tone in fuchsia will also look great on any skin tone. You can pair this dress with booties, pumps or tall boots to control how dressy you want to go. I particularly love the lines that give extra dimension to this dress, and long sleeves for added comfort!
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Sequin Mini Dress (pink/black)

Look 3- Little black mesh dress

Everyone needs a little black dress, but this Nadia Aboulhosn Long Sleeve Mesh Dress is the perfect amount of edgy for the holidays! I love this look with booties and a fun pair of tights to cover the gams!
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Nadia Aboulhosn Long Sleeve Mesh Dress for L&L
Leah studded booties

Look 4- Black mini skirt and cold shoulder sweater

The sweater and skirt combo is my uniform this season, and I am so glad to reproduce it here! It’s a mix of comfort and style, while staying on top of trends- the cold shoulder and leather skirt are here to stay! Pair it with a red pump for a pop of colour and to soften the look.
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L&L Miniskirt with Zipper Detail
Necklace
Green cold shoulder sweater

Look 5- Black & White

With this crips black and white combo, you can do no wrong! I love the length of the cardigan and the sheer material helps to dress up the look. Go bold in leather leggings and use your long white tank to stay under cover. The long necklace pulls in the gold details of the cardigan and adds a gorgeous focal point to the look.

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L&L Long Sleeve Long Cardigan
Faux Leather leggings
White racer back tank top
Gold tassel necklace

Look 6- Pink puff coat and black lace dress

I got to wear this show-stopping cropped fur jacket which is the perfect ammunition for a killer holiday look! I wore it over a gorgeous lace detailed black dress, which will be super versatile for the holidays!
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L&L Cropped Fur Jacket
Lace slip dress

Watch the segment here!

In case you missed it, you can see the girls in action and catch the whole segment here!

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Style Profile: Amanda Montgomery from Latest Wrinkle

The other day, I was reminded by my dear friend Katie (from Yow City Style) to just go for it! I am a go-getter by nature (obvi… have you read the rest of my blog!), but sometimes I am reminded of what it feels like to be rejected and so I avoid doing things. Well, I put myself out there and finally reached out to my curvy crush Amanda of Latest Wrinkle in Toronto, because I wanted to feature her in my Style Profile series. Well, guys, she got back to me! I wonder if I swayed her by dopping the “I’m also from T.O.” line! hahaha

I highly urge you to check out her Instagram as well… this woman knows what she is doing!

What’s your passion for fashion?
Style has always intrigued me. Fashion is the form of art that I most relate to. I love nothing more than storytelling by styling unique pieces together, playing with lines, silhouettes, and colour stories. What truly brings me the most joy is finding new ways to style something that’s been in my closet for years.
What XLusive tip can you share?
My favourite ‘tip’ that I have learned over the years, isn’t really a ‘tip’ at all, it’s actually to forget rules all together! Find what you love, what makes you exited and feel beautiful, and forget everything you have been told, and just rock it!
Oh also, print mixing makes life more enjoyable!

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Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant fashion show the at United Nations in New York

On Monday, May 9, 2016, celebrity stylist Susan Moses and founder of Empowering Women NYC and Lane Bryant partnered to host the first annual Empowering Women Summit in NYC.

Held on an outdoor terrace, guests watched the gorgeous fashion creations of Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant. You would remember seeing Christian on Project Runway, he was the winner in the fourth season. This amazing collaboration between Lane Bryant and Glamour magazine showcased all the curvy talent, be it models, actors or bloggers, all the gorgeous icons were there.

The show featured Siriano’s spring 2016 capsule collection worn by key players in the curvy girl ecosystem: bloggers including GabiFresh and Nicolette Mason; models including Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine, and celebrities including Amber Riley and Danielle Brooks of “Orange is the New Black.” Source WWD.com

I WISH I WAS THERE! I couldn’t possibly image meeting all these women and telling them that they are paving the road for the rest of us. #GirlCrushCon

As a brand, Lane Bryant is killing it and has been known to think outside-the-box when it comes to body positive movements. It’s such a breath of fresh air!

Bonus news- Lane Bryant is also now shipping to Canada! You can shop the entire Christian Siriano collection or just browse through their sale rack! haha

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All images were sourced from Lane Bryant Facebook page.

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Ottawa Street Style: Spring Boho fashion in Off-The-Shoulder top

My style goal this spring and summer is to embrace the boho fashion trend, and I think these photos taken at The Tech Wall (a.k.a dog park!) prove that Emma and I nailed it!

I met Emma online, through the Rising Tide Society (Ottawa Chapter). It’s a collaborative group for creatives. We organized this shoot in a few days and made some magic happen! Emma primarily does Ottawa wedding photography, but she’s obviously skilled in street style… wouldn’t you say? These photos came out perfect, and the shoot only lasted 20 min! Now that is talent! She has a great eye and I love the way she makes colours so bright and vibrant!

Now, about the outfit!
I bought my off-the-shoulder top last summer inside Fashion Truck Canada during Bluesfest last year. It was a great investment! I’ve worn it many times and the fact that it’s long and flowy means versatility! I’m wearing Paige jeans from Fashion United,  a vintage Fendi purse, my new Emu Australia mules, sunnies from Ardene (I know!right?) and my hat from Aritzia.

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