Bashful is Blush


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This carefully curated photo is 4 weeks and $$s of dollars in the making .2 months ago Jill and I were invited to take part and attend the unveiling of the Canada Post and Canada 150 equal marriage stamp. So of course I needed a new outfit to commemorate such a historic occasion. 4 Stores, dozens of online sites, tears, headaches, excessive cursing, shipping , customs fee’s , returns more returns, cursing , tantrums, more tears  ,1 tailor later AND voila I have my dress.
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Posted in Eliza J, Gianvito Rossi, Minimalist, Uncategorized

How To Make Vintage Clothing Look Brand New

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I have no problem wearing  pieces I love over and over again.Whether I’m mixing designer with vintage or casual with fur if it’s a staple you’ll see me wearing it all the time.  Case in point ; Last week I featured my go to yellow sheath dress on the blog. This week I’m back in my yellow dress and I’m showing you how to maximize your winter outfits by incorporating vintage/ thrifted jackets into your wardrobe.
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Posted in Accesories, Body Confidence Awards Canada, Body Image, Canadian, curvy vintage, Designer Shoes, Minimalist, Tahari, Uncategorized, We Love Colors

Gals On The Go!

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It’s been a busy year for us already. In the last few weeks Jill has been interviewed by Global Television 3 times  , we appeared on Rogers Daytime together talking about the Body Confidence Canada Awards,  we were featured on the Huffington Post  and we shared some tips on self care with Sophmore Magazine .

Heads up nominations for the 4th Annual Body Confidence Canada Awards will open on March 8th.

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Posted in Body Confidence Canada Awards, Body Image, Canadian, Minimalist, Tahari, Uncategorized

Bell Bottom ‘Realness’


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Spring has finally arrived (well kinda) and with the arrival of Spring we’re inevitably bombarded with messages that tell us our bodies aren’t good enough period much less good enough for summer. I can’t tell you how many commercials and ads I’ve seen that have said ,“Get your summer body, summer bodies are made in winter “and so on.

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Posted in Alaia, Body Image, Minimalist, Personal Style, Uncategorized

Minimalist online plus size retailer Mei Smith will change the way you shop!

Screen Shot 2015 04 08 at 9.37.36 AM 740x599 Minimalist online plus size retailer Mei Smith will change the way you shop!

When you think of plus size clothing the term minimalist doesn’t come to mind. For years plus size clothing has been plagued with sequence, inappropriately placed rhinestones and the infamous moo moo. But Ayanna Wu Celestin founder and creative director of Mei Smith a new online luxury retailer wants to change that.

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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