MY STYLE: DISNEY BOUND

If you’ve been following my My Style posts, you may be surprised by this one. I often share bright, cheerful styles, and if I had to pick my favourite Disney character, I would be quick to choose Ariel or Belle. But in the magical time between Halloween and Christmas, an underrated and whimsical fellow grabs my heartstrings. His name: Jack Skellington.

The Nightmare Before Christmas captures my love for so many reasons: Halloween, Tim Burton, stop-motion animation, all things spooky and ghoulish, and of course, the Pumpkin King himself. So before I headed to the Magic Kingdom, I headed to the mall with a mission: find the perfect Nightmare attire. After stopping at Torrid and Hot Topic, I managed to find some fantastic pieces for a casual and comfortable day at the park. And for the cherry on top, I found THE best set of Jack-inspired Mickey ears in a little shop on Main Street. How fabulous are those feathers?

Which character would you choose for your perfect Disney inspired outfit?

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Shop The Look: Earrings – Hot Topic | T-Shirt – Torrid | Skirt – AdditionElle

MY STYLE: SUMMER SKIRTS

I am a skirt lover – short, long, flowy, or twirly, I don’t discriminate! So when the end of summer rolls around, I go on the hunt. I know what you’re thinking: “Why would you buy skirts once summer was over?” One word: CLEARANCE! Stores are making room for their fall pieces, which means the clearance racks are piling up with summer clothing.

On my recent trip to Buffalo for a girl’s weekend, I knew where my first stop would be: Lane Bryant, one of my favourite American plus size stores that hasn’t yet made its way to Canada (they ship to Canada if you shop online, but I’m a try-things-on kinda gal). I headed straight for the clearance section in the back of the store, and as I had hoped, there were skirts galore! I picked up two fabulous skirts, one of them being this super fun Wonder Woman-esque piece. Inspired by Margot Meanie’s recent post about elevating a basic look with accessories, I paired this skirt with fun accessories for a day look, and something a bit more dramatic for an evening look. Which look is your favourite?

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Shop Look 1: Skirt – Lane Bryant | T-Shirt – Your Big Sister’s Closet | Necklace & Bracelet – Atomic Annie Designs | Shoes – Payless ShoeSource

Shop Look 2: Necklace – Ardene | Bracelets – Avon | Shoes – DSW

MY STYLE: DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Last month was a very exciting one for me. Along with taking part in the first ever Curvy Expo, I started an amazing new job!  Finding a new job meant heading out for interviews and, naturally, meant finding a new outfit; one that made me feel fierce, confident, and beautiful. So off to Addition Elle I went!

The first look I chose was a teal and black paneled dress. Although the print caught my eye, I avoided trying it on until the lovely sales associates convinced me otherwise. I’m so glad they did because it fit perfectly and was beyond flattering! The dark panels give you the illusion of an hourglass figure, and the fabric is lush with a bit of weight to it, causing it to drape all the right places. I can’t believe I almost passed this beauty by because I thought the fabric wouldn’t flatter my shape, but let this be a lesson to me and all you fabulous ladies out there – you never know how something will look on you until you try it on.

For my second look, I went with a fun, little black dress. Not only was the cut of this dress super flattering just like my first choice, but the entire thing is covered in eyelet-esque cut outs that add the perfect touch of playfulness. I paired it with a coral blazer for a bright and bold summer look, but you can add whatever you want over this dress for endless style possibilities. With both of these looks leaving me feeling confident and beautiful, I knew I could walk into any interview looking as good on the outside as I felt on the inside. Which look is your favourite?

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Shop Look 1: Black & Teal Dress – Addition Elle | Long Sleeve Top – Addition Elle | Sunglasses – Torrid | Nude Pumps – Madden Girl |Earrings and Necklace – Ardene | Purse – Coach

Shop Look 2: Blazer in Lollipop – Addition Elle | Little Black Dress – Addition Elle | Necklace – Ardene | White Pumps – Payless Shoes