Fashion Friday

Friday has arrived again, none too soon! Yay, school is done for another year and summer vacation has officially begun. I know some parents dread this time of year, wondering how to keep the kids busy for two months but I have never felt that way. I love having my girl around more! We have lots of travel plans ahead for which I am most excited about! Travelling however will not cramp this girl’s fashion style, lol! I’m still in the midst of packing, trying to decide which clothing pieces will make the cut to the suitcase. It’s so hard to decide when everything is your favourite! I know, not really very important problems. I’ll sort it all out, have no fear. In the mean time, enjoy pictures of some outfits I’ve put together over the last week.

As always, Be Pretty, Plus and Proud no matter what you put on or where you travel to!

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Skirt from Addition Elle size 16, Torrid top size 2, bracelets from Penningtons, earrings from Aldo accessories

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Torrid leggings size 1, Torrid top size 0, vest size 16 (store ?), earrings and necklace from Torrid, bracelets from Penningtons

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Dress from Addition Elle size 16, jacket from Addition Elle size 16, earrings from Torrid, bracelet from Addition Elle

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Torrid cropped leggings size 1, Torrid top size 2, Vest size 16 (store ?), earrings and necklace for Torrid, bracelets (gift and purchase from travels)

Talk Tuesday: Some Sound Advice

Life is hard! There will always be bumps in the road. There will be things that happen that we will never understand or will be difficult to accept. There will be people who disappoint us. There will be failures. There will be events we can’t control. However, life is a journey with lots of wonderful and joyous moments along with the hard stuff. We have to remember to live every moment as if it were our last. We must embrace change and failures as learning opportunities to grow and become the best version of ourselves. There are many things we can’t control but we do have control over how we react to situations. We have control over our thoughts, feelings and actions. So with all that being said, here is some sound advice that I wish to share with you (I was inspired by a post on FaceBook I saw not long ago):

  1. Always be yourself. Don’t change what you do or the way you act to impress someone. It’s okay to just be you.
  2. Be honest with yourself.
  3. Accept the truth even when it is hard.
  4. Follow what you believe in.
  5. Keep your mind open to the advice of others but follow only what feels right in your heart.
  6. Be gentle and kind to yourself as you’re only human and humans make mistakes.
  7. Love and accept yourself first to achieve your dreams. You can’t love someone else if you don’t love yourself first.
  8. Express your feelings. It is harmful to your mental and emotional health to keep things bottled up inside.
  9. Be Pretty, Plus and Proud because you are amazing!

Missed Miscellaneous Monday

I was tagged by ChericeHines 3210 from YouTube for a video challenge. I’ll do this challenge on my YouTube channel but I thought I’d include in my blog as well. Since I missed doing yesterday’s blog post, today is my catch up day so look forward to not one but two posts today.

On with the challenge. If you don’t follow Cherice’s channel, check her out. She’s full of energy, smiles and great fashion ideas in her OOTD videos and hauls. Thank you Cherie for choosing me to be part of this challenge! As part of the challenge I was asked to answer the questions below:

  1. What 3 YouTube channels inspire you the most?
  2. What are three things you are good at?
  3. What three things are you excited about?
  4. What do you like to do to relax?
  5. Tag 5 of your YouTube friends to do the challenge.

My Answers:

  1. The first question is a hard one as there are so many channels that inspire me and that I enjoy watching but here are the three I’ve chosen;  1.  Wendypretty1 for her beautiful sense of style and ability to find the greatest shopping deals.  2.  RockinRedHead for her great fashion style and enthusiasm.  3.  Alexandria Smith for her variety of topics that she covers on her channel from body positive talk to fashion to food.
  2. Three things I’m good at: 1. Writing  2.  I’m a good Mom  3.  Home decorating
  3. Three things I am excited about:  1.  My first motivational lecture/workshop coming in the Fall  2.  Summer vacation plans to Chicago and NS   3.  Reading a new book
  4. For relaxation I like to:  1.  read. 2.  watch Netflix. 3.  write in my journal.
  5. My five YouTube friends tag:  1.  Wendypretty1. 2.  Alexandria smith  3.  RockinRedHead. 4.  Ashley Marie. 5.  Dresses365daysayear

Thanks again Cherice for asking me to do this challenge! Check out all the channels I’ve included in this post. They’re all fabulous ladies to follow! They are all women slaying the Pretty, Plus and Proud motto of being beautiful in the skin you’re in!

 

Plus Size Fashion Friday

Happy Friday! Congratulations for making it through another week! For today’s blog post  I’m sharing some outfits of the day I’ve been styling. I’ve really stepped out of my comfort zone lately and am trying to wear more dresses. I’ve received a lot of compliments so I guess the change is being noticed, lol! Have you tried any new styles lately that are step away from what people are used to seeing you in. With all the plus size options available now, fashion for the curvy population is finally something we can enjoy! Be Pretty, Plus and Proud in anything you wear from casual to business to dressy. I’m sure you look beautiful in everything!

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Torrid top size 0, Addition Elle jean capris size 16, earrings and necklace from Torrid, bracelets from Penningtons.

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Torrid dress size 0, cropped jean jacket from Addition Elle size 16, earrings from Aldo accessories, bracelets from Penningtons.

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Torrid dress size 3, Torrid jean jacket size 2, earrings from Forever 21, bracelets from Penningtons.

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Torrid top size 1, Forever 21+ jean capris size 16, Torrid earrings, bracelets from Penningtons.

IMG_6276Torrid dress size 16, Torrid jacket size 2, Necklace (?), bracelets from Penningtons, earrings from Suzy Shier. 

IMG_6264Walmart top size 1x, forever 21+ jean capris size 16, earrings from Suzy Shier, necklace from Reitmans.

Thanks for reading! xo

Thankful Thursday!

I am thankful for my body. It is plus size, beautiful, strong and amazing. It has carried me through many trials and tribulations, good times and bad. It has fought illness, stress and losses. It has brought life into this world. It cares for my family and friends. Despite the lack of love and respect from me over the years, it soldiers on.

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I have only started giving it the love and respect it deserves but that too will get better in the years to come. I vow to feed it well, drink a little more water and move a little more each day, not to lose weight or change my body but simply to treat it well so I can live my best life and be my best self.

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What are you thankful for today? Are you thankful for your body? You should be. No matter what size, shape or colour, your body deserves to be loved and cared for. It has carried you through so much. Don’t give up on it or let it down by self-hatred any more. Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and thankful for your amazing, beautiful, strong and unique body today!

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All images courtesy of queenbeefashionista4 on Instagram. 

Talk Tuesday – I Promise…

Today I want to share a quote with you that was shared to me by queenbeefashionista4 from Instagram. She always finds the perfect things for me to share with my followers so thank you my friend for always having my back and for your unwavering support and encouragement for what I do. If you are in need of positive social media to follow, look no further than this amazing lady. She’ll always steer you in the right direction. She’s positive, uplifting and her energy is contagious. This is the kind of bug you want to catch, lol! Enjoy the quote below and have a fabulous day full of positivity and happiness. When you are Pretty, Plus and Proud, good things are bound to happen for you. 

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What promises will you make to yourself today?

 

Miscellaneous Monday – Torrid Dressing Room

I recently stopped in at Torrid and tried on a few of their summer tops. Normally I don’t experience too many fails at my favourite retailer but sadly this wasn’t as successful a trip as usual. I made one purchase from the pictures below. Can you guess which one?

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#4 Front View

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#4 Back View

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Fit or not, success or not, I’m still Pretty, Plus and Proud with my shape and size and whatever clothing suits me best!