February 18, 2013

W.O.M.A.N.

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength." - Oprah Winfrey

It's amazing to me how quickly everything can change. New job. New thoughts. New direction. It's hard to wrap my mind around all the things that are happening and all that I still want to accomplish. And although I know exactly what I want, I am learning how to handle all these things at the same time. I have SO much going on. But with that being said, I am so grateful for everything that God has blessed me with. ESPECIALLY, this dress from ASOS Curve; lol!! To be completely honest, I didn't LOVE it the first time I saw it. And If you know me at all, you'd know that I buy NOTHING that I don't love. I can't just like it; I have to LOVE it. So this time around,  I don't know if it was a sudden change of taste or the sale price that made it more attractive! 
Whatever it was, I'm glad I got my hands on it! I absolutely love the floral combination with the polka dots. I definitely do recommend ASOS Curve for ladies who are looking for flattering yet unique plus size pieces. I don't think I've ever had a poor experience. Everything I've worn makes me feel good. Exceptionally good.

In that same exact breath, I want to remind you ladies of how important it is to let the world know how good you feel. Lately, I've been hearing a lot of comments about the growing popularity of plus size movements. Although many are embracing us, many have some hurtful things to say. I want to remind you that you are RELEVANT and NEEDED. You are beautifully human, and your confidence is healing for many. 

xoxo.

Dress: ASOS Curve/ Shoes: Payless/ Belt: Walmart/ CONFIDENCE: PRICELESS!








February 09, 2013

"Your Big Sister's Closet!"

"Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success."- Oscar Wilde

If there is one thing that I pride myself in, it's my family and friends. I get extremely happy when I can watch my friends/fellow bloggers accomplish everything they've wanted to. After seeing them push and trample over obstacles, it's so rewarding to see them bask in their own success.

Karen Ward has officially opened her beautiful plus size boutique down here in Toronto. You may know Karen from the plus size blog, Curvy Canadian! I stopped by on the Grand Opening to give my support and I was completely shocked at the professionalism and beauty of her new boutique. "Your Big Sister's Closet" is an amazing addition to the plus size community in Toronto. Everything from the service, to the layout and the selection was outstanding. Karen has done a great job of bringing unique and vibrant pieces to her shop. Very trendy and relevant pieces are present all throughout.  I tried on a few pieces that I did enjoy, but over all, I was won over by the purses! If you are a bag lover like me, I suggest you get your bum bum down there ASAP! Beau-ti-FULL bags! I didn't know what to do with myself! She created such an amazing experience for everyone there. Hairstylists, makeup artists, candy bar, finger-foods and milkshakes! You name it, it was there. Karen, CONGRATS. 

"Your Big Sister's Closet" is located at 3126 Dundas Street West, Toronto Ontario. I suggest you keep yourself posted with all Karen has in store for the plus size community. Visit her at her blog (Curvy Canadian) or on her website at www.yourbigsisterscloset.com.



Customer soaking up the amazing hair services offered during the Grand Opening!


Just SOME of the bags I fell in love with.

ADORABLE.


Karen (Store Owner) and I.


Karen helping one of her guests.



GO VISIT!