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Canadian Plus Size Fashion Blogger Presents: “Be Enchanted’ with SexyPlus Clothing

Hi Lovelies,

There is always that one Dress will make you feel super beautiful every time you wear it. Maybe it is the colour? or the prints? It could be the fabric it is made of and how it feels on your skin?  You many not know exactly what it is, but each time you put it on, it makes you feel so beautiful.

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That is how I feel about the “Be Enchanted” off the shoulder Dress from SexyPlus Clothing. I love off Shoulder details, which happen to be huge in trend this season. Even though I am shying away from Body-con style dresses this year, the front slit on this Dress makes it a classic that I know I will keep in my closet for a while. My natural style aesthetic usually gravitates toward styles that mimic more of a Pin-up flair, and this Dress will do exactly that.

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Style Tips and Suggestions: I chose to style this Dress with a simple pair of nude strappy heels, the floral pattern dominates throughout the Dress so you can chose to be mild with your accessories and just let the dress to all the talking…because it will.

Growing up as a Plus Size Teen and now Woman, I have always been inundated  with outside opinions on what I should and should not wear, one of the “Fashion Rules” given to me was to stay away from bold prints, florals and bright colours. Welp as you can see, I clearly have chosen to go against those suggestions. I am a lover of Fashion, Trend and Style, and I refuse to mussel my Passion due to other Peoples opinions of me and my body.

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Free your inner Style Maven this Summer, the possibilities are endless!!! To purchase the “Be Enchanted” off Shoulder Dress click (HERE).

***Special Thanks to Blogger Babe Stefanie from SassyPlus Blog, for these incredible images to help me share my story.***

Until Next Time Lovelies,

Stylishly Yours,

Annika

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Canadian Plus Size Fashion Blogger Presents: “Fuller Woman Wednesday…No BS Cruise featuring TLC’s Whitney Way Thore”

Hi Lovelies,

It’s Fuller Woman Wednesday on the Blog!!! As promised, it is my goal to share with you all the fun details happening at The Fuller Woman Expo Weekend each and every Wednesday and Friday for the months of June and July . The Fuller Woman Expo is an amazing Body Positive Event  happening July 15th-17th 2016 right in my home town of Toronto, Ontario Canada.

This year we are excited to share that TLC’S Whitney Way Thore from the break out show “My Big Fat Fab Life” is to be our special guest for the ENTIRE WEEKEND!!! And to kick things off, we are hosting  a “No Body Shame” Boat Cruise party to welcome Whitney to Canada and kick of weekend long festivities.

Have snagged your Tickets yet? Please click (HERE) to purchase yours before it is too late.

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The evening will include an opportunity to meet Whitney along with Refreshments, Giveaways and Live Entertainment. Cost for this event totals $55.00. If you plan on joining us for the entire Weekend, which I totally recommend,  you can purchase a weekend pass for $90.00 which gives you access to the Boat Cruise party on Friday, The Miss Fuller Woman Competition on Saturday July 16th 2016 and The Expo on Sunday July 17th 2016. I will be sharing all the details to each of these events in my up coming posts.

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Join us on the Luxury “Yankee Lady Friday July 15th, 2016 as we tour the Toronto Harbourfront and celebrate who we are, without the BS!! (Body Shame)

Dress Code Requirements: …Whatever you feel absolutely beautiful in! To reserve  your spot please click (HERE).

Got any more Questions? Suggestions or Ideas? Feel free to contact The Fuller Woman Team by clicking (HERE)

 

Until Next Time Lovelies,

Stylishly Yours..

Annika

 

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Curvy Babes Take Over Bestival Toronto with Addition Elle

Hi Lovelies,

Summer has officially started in my city Toronto and with that comes Roof Top Patios, Beach / Cottage life and one of my favorite things to do Festivals. The city is flooded every year with so much life and activity it is almost impossible to keep up with it all. I absolutely love Toronto in the Summertime. To kick things off, I had a chance to hit a funky fun musically infused Festival called “Bestival” for the first time thanks to Canadian Retailer Addition Elle.

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I have hit quite a few festivals in my city, but I have to admit Bestival was one of the best times I have had in a long time. I learned that Bestival was birthed out of 10 years of championing music events and record releases by Rob da Bank of the music label Sunday Best.  Together with his wife Josie da Bank, and partnered by John & Ziggy from Get Involved. Rob apparently is the visionary that puts together an eclectic line up of Musical Artists, while Josie brings her artistic vision to the event, which was very evident throughout.

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Colorful displays and bright pastel decorative objects sprinkled throughout the park, I almost felt like I was at a modern day Woodstock. Music filled the airways, people dancing freely in the open, the entire experience just felt like for a split moment in time you could forget whatever was stressing you out in real life and just let go and have fun.

One of the best parts of this experience for me was sharing it with three other curvy stylish babes. (L-R Thera from the Blog Cloud14+, Meredith Shaw Singer, Radio Host, Curvy Model and Stylist and OG Style Maven Assa from the fashion and lifestyle brand Mycurvesandcurles.com.

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(Each outfit photographed above was provided and sponsored by Addition Elle)

In order to prepare for the dual days of activities, Addition Elle provided us with a ‘Survival kit” that came in quite handy. A cute Aztec print mini Backpack filled with goodies to help get and keep us in the Bestival mood. Snacks, Sunglasses, and even Flash Tattoos.  So good!

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This would not be a true and authentic Stylish post without some Outfit details, so here goes…

Outfit for Day 1: You can find the Vest (HERE), Lace Crop Top (HERE), Shorts (HEREand Necklace (HERE)

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Outfit for Day #2: Dress (HERE), Vest (HERE)

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(Outfits for both days sponsored and provided by Addition Elle)

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(Rocking out to the Band Classixx)

I had the most amazing time at Bestival Toronto this year, for all the music lovers this event is for you!!

A huge and special thanks to Canadian Plus Size Fashion Retailer Addition Elle for Sponsoring this amazing experience and this Blog Post.

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Until Next Time Lovelies,

Stylishly Yours,

Annika

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Canadian Plus Size Fashion Blogger Presents: “My Hippie Vibes”

Hi Lovelies,

Summer 2016 for me is all about style and trend exploration. I am so used to sticking with the trends that I know look good on me, but I really want to push myself to see what else is out there.

As a plus sized woman, I have always been told I have to wear fashion items that are “flattering” for my shape. I am not a natural hour glass, so the styles that are usually recommended for my body type would usually be a “Skater” Dresses or “Fit n’ Flare” like this look I wore at The Curvy Expo in May. (Outfit by Pheline Couture)

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And although I LOVE this look, I still want to explore other cuts, flairs and hemlines.  A major issue that I have observed when styling my clients is their huge need to not look ‘bigger”.  I can totally empathize with that concern as I have struggled with my own personal style journey regarding this very issue. I only wore shape wear and body-con dress in hopes of being accepted by the very people that rejected me many times before.  But here’s the thing about only wanting to wear “Flattering” looks. It’s can be so limiting to your personal expression. You become so concerned with not looking “Fatter” and “Bigger” that you miss out on some really fun opportunities to make a Style statement because of the fear and shame you feel with your Body….but guess what…whether you put it into a tight Body-con dress, or let loose free flowing tunic the truth of the matter is you’re still you, curvy, beautiful, vibrant and now inhibited…so own it Queen.

“Eff Flattering!” and embrace Style, Trend, and Self Expression!

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I feel so care free in the “Tencel Slip Dress” by Addition Elle. I decided to style it with a cool pair of gladiators from US plus size fashion retailer Ashley Stewart.

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I am really  feeling the Hippy Vibes in this post. I’m happy I am giving myself room to explore, have fun and embrace more creative style. I would have NEVER warn a Dress like this a few years ago, no shape? no shapewear?!?! oh no!!!  …But now this item is literally one of my favorites in my Closet this Summer.

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Kick down the door on “Flattering” looks only this Season and have some Fashion and Style Fun.

Special Thank you to Blogger Babe turned talented Photographer Stefanie Augusteijn from the Brand SassyPlusBlog.com

 

Until Next Time Lovelies,

Stylishly Yours,

Annika

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Canadian Plus Size Fashion Blogger Presents: “Capped Goddness”

Hi lovelies,

I have been on  Journey of personal growth over the last few years, Spiritually, Mentally, and Physically.  Apart of that journey has been my personal style.

When I first began to truly embrace my body, I used to love to wear items that would “show it off,” now do not get me wrong, I’m still here for a good Crop Top, or Bodycon situation every now and then, but as my need for style and trend grows I realize there are so many items in the Fashion world that are being ignored by the plus size fashionista community and I want to use Summer ’16 to explore them all!!RSP_1150

I started to notice the Capes trend around 2012, I didn’t pay much attention to it as I was still heavily obsessed it anything that hugged my body and made me look “smaller”, by 2014 the Caped trend was everywhere and Plus Size retailers especially in the USA where stocking their racks for the curvy queens to partake.

I finally gave in to this gorgeous Caped Dress earlier this  year when Blogger Babe Nicolette Mason collaborated with Canadian Plus Size Fashion retailer Addition Elle.  I got the chance to meet her in person at an event that was  hosted at Addition Elle’s Toronto Flagship Store.

Summer Style Challenge: I encourage you try something different in your wardrobe this Summer, embrace fun trends like fringe, 70’s flair or a caped dress like me.

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***Note: This dress is from Addition Elle, unfortunately it is sold out but you can shop other items from Nicolette’s collection (HERE)***

Photo Credit: Robert Skuja Photography

 

Until Next Time lovelies,

Stylishly Yours…

Annika

 

 


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