BASH NOIR: an evening of fashion & fundraising

Ottawa Bash Noir Snow Suit Fund event

Join me on June 20th, for this year’s hottest summer event, BASH NOIR, in support of the Ottawa Snowsuit Fund. Get your tickets before they sell out!

The Snowsuit fund is an Ottawa-based charity that raises funds for the purchase and distribution of new snowsuits to needy children in our community. For more information, visit www.snowsuitfund.com.

BASH NOIR IS AN ENTICING AFFAIR TAKING PLACE AT THE STUNNING NEW HORTICULTURE BUILDING IN OTTAWA’S LANDSDOWNE PARK. UPON OPENING HOURS, GUESTS CAN EXPECT TO INDULGE ON PASSED APPS AND OPULENT COCKTAILS WHILE CHATTERING AMONGST OTTAWA’S LIKE- MINDED SOCIALITES. THE EVENING WILL UNFOLD AND ESCALATE WITH NOIR INSPIRED ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, DECOR, DANCE FLOOR, BOTTLE SERVICE AND SOIREE. THIS ONE OF A KIND EVENT IS BASED ON THE NEO-NOIR AND FEMME FATALE FILM GENRE. AN UPSCALE DRESS CODE IS REQUIRED WITH A COLOR SCHEME OF BLACK, AND RED HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. NOTABLY CATERED BY ACE MERCADO RESTAURANT, VIP BAGS BY RINALDO’S HAIR SALON, BOTTLE SERVICE BY GREY GOOSE CHERRY NOIR, AND DIRECTION BY NATIONAL CAPITAL PRODUCTION; THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL. THIS HAS BEEN A SELL-OUT EVENT EVERY YEAR. BE SURE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS EARLY.

But the true question remains… what shall I wear to the affair? I guess you will have to tune in and see! Or just buy your ticket already!

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Street Style: Denim blouse with Full Stripe Skirt

Do you have a go-to favourite outfit that you know will work? For me this year it’s totally the denim blouse (also called chambray) with a full skirt. Something casual on top paired with something feminine on the bottom. I totally love that look. You will see me repeat-offending this one for sure. Guilty.

My top is from Old Navy and the “High Waist Elastic Black and White Stripe skirt” is from Express {Size L $59.90}. It’s a really thick material and very stretchy. For me it accentuates my waist and is flattering for my legs.

I am holding a “Lovely Bird” hat that I bought at Cloakroom in Toronto. (Love this hat!!!)

My necklace is none other than Katye Landry’s wishbone necklace. Also a repeated offense on my blog!

My black heels are from Vince Camuto.

I am standing outside of the Mayfair Theater in Old Ottawa South on Bank Street. It also started snowing that day! I was frozen, but kept my composure… at least I tried to! My proudest moment was getting so many looks and a few honks. It’s kind of corny, but it made me feel important and sexy! haha

Enjoy the pics!

xox Chantsy

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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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