Wednesday, 28 March 2012

http://theglitterthread.bigcartel.com/

The Glitter Thread is now an online store! Okay, so - you all know how much I love anything gypsy/hippie/bohemian, and I happen to be a lover of flower crowns as a fashion accessory. I just think they are so beautiful and whimsical and spring/summer is the perfect time for floral flaunting! Come check out http://theglitterthread.bigcartel.com/ and find a crown that will flaunt and flourish your spring/summer wardrobe! ^_^










Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Punk Pink

It has to be said. Pink is my favourite colour. No surprise there, right? What girl doesn't love pink in some way. Suffice to say, I get incredibly excited whenever I find something that sets off the pink in my hair and compliments any bright, in-your-face pink accessory. That's why I'm in love with this outfit from Torrid. First, let me address the dress. This dress is a gorgeous dark, turquoise floral-print dress that hugs the curves of my body in all the right places. The colour combination on this Torrid dress is absolutely gorgeous.






I felt that this dress was best-paired with these basic plus size black leggings from Torrid. I think these have been a staple in every girl's closet this year, am I right? They're amazing and go with absolutely everything! Now. Ladies. When you have your basics down, it's what time? Accessorize time! This is where I love to go a little wild and crazy and have fun with my outfit. Because of the demure, cool-tones of the dress and leggings, I felt that some hot pink would bring a little punk to my outfit. I took almost every hot pink accessory I own: a hot pink bow, hot pink cross earrings, a hot pink cross necklace, and finished everything off with a hot pink lipstick and nail polish (and of course the hot pink tips in my hair! But I always rock that accessory). Finally, I threw on some of my favourite rings that went along with the whole she-bang!







 I was totally in love with my outfit today! The dress from Torrid was extremely gorgeous (and comfortable, may I add) and I loved adding the little bit of punk with my hot-pink dipped hair and accessories. Totally worthy to walk the streets. And speaking of walking - ladies, I have a secret. I have big feet. No no, like - really. I have big feet. And not just big, but wide, too. I'm about a size 11 extra-wide. It's incredibly difficult for me to find shoes, and my favourite shoes to wear have to be cute black flats. They just go with everything, and they are so incredibly cute and comfortable. But it's so hard for me to find flats that are wide enough, that fit and are comfortable. That's why when I found these black flats with bows from Lane Bryant, I hit the roof. They are amazing, girls! So comfortable, so cute and the black bows are an extra little fashion detail that make the flats stand out. Paired with the bow in my hair, they tied up a perfect outfit-package!


So to wrap-up this pretty little pink fahsion package, I'll link you ladies to the places where I grabbed these amazing items (you know, just incase you want to add them to your own wardrobe for some styling-magic!)

Happy Fashion!
Floral dress ~ Torrid
Plus size black leggings ~ Torrid
Black flats ~ Lane Bryant
Hot pink bow ~ Forever 21
Hot pink cross necklace ~ Forever 21
Hot pink cross earrings ~ Etsy
"Mod Pink" nail poilish ~ Essie
 "Fuchsia Flash" lipstick ~ Smashbox Cosmetics
Rings ~ Vintage and ebay



Monday, 5 March 2012

Getting Intimate With Addition Elle


Growing up as a plus-size girl in Canada, Addition Elle has always been my go-to "Fashion Mecca". Which was why I was especially excited to be chosen to attend a private viewing of this season's Addition Elle Intimates Collection. Who Say's Support Can't Be Sexy?

 

I was instantly greeted by the lovely women of Addition Elle, including the absolutely stunning Ashley Graham - muse and model for this new collection. I use the term "stunning" quite literally, as I was completely stunned by how gorgeous she is as soon as I saw her (and incredibly down-to-earth and personable - the perfect spokewoman!). Other plus-size fashion bloggers and myself were then showed the Intimates by Addition Elle Bra TV Commercial (featured above) followed by a discussion all about the new Intimates Collection. I have to tell you, ladies - I am incredibly excited about Addition Elle's new outlook on plus-size fashion and all of the things they are bringing to the fashion-table!

Let's take a little look, shall we?

Smooth Curves - Smooth Curves by Addition Elle is "invisible for a visible difference". This bra features flexible, tipped underwires that don't poke through (they've heard us, ladies!); a U-back for stay-in-place, all-day comfort; molded cups for a sleek, flawless look under absolutely any top or dress; and my favourite detail - bonded, seamless back wings (thicker straps along the sides for side and back smoothing). This bra is finished with a darling little crystal that rests at the cleavage, giving this simple, everyday, comfortable bra that little bit of something extra.


Femme Fatale - This bra and matching panty set is one of my many favourites (and one that Ashley personally modeled for us - amazinggg and flawless is all I can say!). The Femme Fatale from Addition Elle is a "seductive, two-tone underwire bra and matching panty that affords a feminine allure all its own!" This bra features unpadded cups; U-back; wide straps plus a hook & eye closure with lace stitching and satin bow detail. This set is absolutely stunning - I want it in every colour.


The Femme Fatale bra and panty


Addition Elle is launching so many fabulous, gorgeous, beautiful intimates that it's completely impossible to chose just one fabourite. All are feminine, flirty, beautiful and sexy - while still being comfortable, flattering, and thinking about YOU as the model and customer. Definitely be sure to stop into an Addition Elle store near you and grab up one of these beautiful bra sets - or if you don't happen to have a store near you, don't fret! You can find all these lovely bras on the Addition Elle website - and they deliver to both Canada AND the USA!

Do you hear that, my American ladies?!

Yes, that's right! For all you American ladies who live within the USA but have always wanted items your fellow Canadian-friends have - now you can! Addition Elle now delivers to the USA! Make sure to go check out their website for fabulous fashions and intimates.

And remember -  85% of women wear the wrong bra size. Addition Elle understands the importance of good fit, and is equipped with "Bra Fit Experts" that will help you find your perfect fit and size!

The stunning Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham and myself - photo courtesy of Addition Elle
Photo courtesy of Additon Elle
Lovely hosting by Addition Elle
A peek at the Spring 2012 Addition Elle Intimates Collection - featuring Ashley Graham



So many beautiful intimates for Spring 2012!
Our Press Launch party - photo courtesy of Addition Elle
Toronto plus-size fashion bloggers! Photo courtesy of http://www.flawscouture.com/


  Who Says Support - and Curves - Can't Be Sexy? Addition Elle, Ashley Graham and all of us fellow fabulous ladies all show the world that IT CAN and IS!