Lost in Lisbon

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Months ago Jill and I  travelled to England, Portugal and France.  We laughed, loved, ate wonderful food with family and spent time with one of our dearest friends. No instagram (except for a few pics), no email, no distractions JUST US. Here’s a peak at our first stop –  Lisbon,Portugal.

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Posted in Asos, Body Image, carmakoma, penningtons, Travel, Uncategorized

International Women’s Day


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Today we celebrate all the women and girls past and present who have helped create the footprints guiding so many of our footsteps today. We celebrate your style, grace and fierce determination and thank you for your courage and flare! We also recognize that for every woman relishing in the successes of many feminisms there remain countless women and girls who continue to doubt their own power,feeling the weight of beastly oppressions like violence against women, poverty, racism, inequality in the workplace and the constant tyranny of body weight and size policing to name a few. Today we remember all women and we pledge to commit to supporting the struggle so we may continue the celebration too!

Happy International Women’s Day to you and the special women and girls in your life. #AllWomenMatter #BodyConfidence

Jill Andrew, PhD(c.)
Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCA), FatinTheCity, BITE ME! Toronto Int’l Body Image Film & Arts Festival
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Posted in Body Image, Diversity, Uncategorized

High End Plus Size Designer You Need to Know: PLY APPAREL

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I instantly fell in love with PLY Apparel when I first saw  Jill Scott wearing their classic black and white blazer  in the September issue of Essence Magazine . Classic design , structure , luxe fabric and it’s plus size well , sign me up ! PLY recently debuted their Fall/Winter 2015 collection at an exclusive preview in Manhattan during the midst of New York Fashion Week.

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Posted in Minimalist, Personal Style, Plus Fashion, PLY, Uncategorized

How to Romance Your Finance

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“I love me some me!” ~ Terrell Owens, former NFL football player

February is love month. Valentine’s Day in particular encourages us to express our love for another with flowers, cards, sometimes jewelery, and my favourite, chocolate. How do you show love for yourself? If the old adage is true, you can’t truly love another unless you first love yourself. So, what little things do you do for yourself?

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Posted in DEBT, MONEY, Uncategorized

Sequin Sunrise

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With the holiday season in full swing and New Years Eve in a matter of days it’s easy to get overwhelmed with What Should You Wear For New Years? When in doubt I always grab my sequin mini skirt. It’s easy to dress up and down and its great for travelling.

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Posted in Body Image, Clothes, holiday, Plus Fashion, Uncategorized