Casually Chic


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It’s not everyday you feel like wearing heels or a blazer to the office and with our busy schedule last week; keynotes to over 1200 students (Jill’s a superwoman) , the Fatshionraiser and a keynote on feminist and anti oppression girls programming in Ontario the only thing I’m wearing this week  is a pair of comfortable joggers and running shoes. Here’s a few pieces to keep you looking effortlessly stylish and comfortable all week long.

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Posted in Accesories, Body Image, Junearose, Old Navy, penningtons, Uncategorized

International No Diet Day!


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Photo by Max Lander

It’s International No Diet Day party people! Slim fast shakes, waist trainers, obsessive calorie-counting, and clothing that’s been sitting in the back of your closet that doesn’t fit with tags still on BE GONE! But seriously this is a day we should all celebrate regardless of our size. It’s a day where we all can stand up against the diet demons that try to suggest the myth that weight is mutable — something that we can inherently change—that it’s a simple ‘state of mind’ as to whether someone is fat or skinny.   It’s a day when we can focus on who we are as whole people rather than exclusively focusing on the aesthetics. Now don’t get us wrong it’s not a crime to invest in ones aesthetics BUT when looks become the center of how someone defines themselves exclusively that’s when we’ve got some self-reflecting to do!

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Posted in Body Confidence Awards Canada, Body Image, Fat shame, No Diet Day, Uncategorized

Fatshionraiser: FAT is a feminist issue

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Join the Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs), Fat in The City (FITC) and The 519 as we present…

FATshionraiser: FAT is a Feminist Issue on May 6th International NO DIET Day, 7-10pm

Come join us for an evening of soapbox style FAT conversations, clothing donations, swap, a fun community curvy catwalk (no experience necessary just fierceness required:), live entertainment, a film screening and more!

Why call it a FATshionraiser? Cause we’re ‘raising’ clothing donations baby! The 519 will be accepting donations of clothing at the event to help support Newcomers and Refugees who access The 519’s Newcomer Settlement Services many of whom are size 14+. Along with donating *gently* used clothing, you can also BRING clothing and accessories to participate in the Clothing Swap – hangers, tables and racks will be provided .

The Fatshionraiser is being held on May 6th International No Diet Day . There is a reason why the word die is in diet.  Not only can dieting, especially  yo-yo dieting , have serious life -threatening health consequences but it also kills your sprit over time. We promote a health at every size approach (HAES). Skinny is not synonymous with health any more than fat is with being unhealthy.

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Posted in Body Confidence Canada Awards, Body Image, Diversity, 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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Posted in carmakoma, Mei Smith, Minimalist, Personal Style, Plus Fashion, Uncategorized

Spring Trends: Sporty Minimalism & Pastels

Screen Shot 2015 04 01 at 3.05.02 PM Spring Trends: Sporty Minimalism & Pastels



Every season brings new trends and this season is no different ,sporty minimalism, 70’s , gingham, pastels and the list goes on. This season I’m trying to incorporate more chic sportswear and pastels into my wardrobe. Truth be told I’m not a huge fan of either but fashion is about stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new. If you’re not ready to go full on Easter bunny wear neutrals or try accessories like sunglasses or a purse in pale pink .If flirty femme isn’t your style try a structured jacket or a shoe with a more masculine edge. There are so many pieces that you can choose from that will reflect your personal style.

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