28 October 2012

Shop My Closet! Sizes 14-20

Happy Sunday! I hope you're all having a nice weekend? Mine has been pretty quiet so I decided to finally get to the pile of clothing I had put aside for resale. It's always quite the job to sort, photograph, measure and list the items...but it feels good to get to it. Here's a selection of some of the items I put up for sale on Ebay today (only new or mint condition items), ranging in sizes from 14-20 and from some of my fave curvy retailers like ASOS Curve, Dorothy Perkins, Forever 21+, Anthropologie, Gap, Red Velvet, H&M and Kenneth Cole NY! If you're interested, you can check out my items for sale here.

Anthropologie Sweatercoat Size XL

ASOS Curve Birdcage Print Dress Size 20UK/16US

Forever 21+ Dressy Tank Size 1X

Forever 21+ Hangar Print Blazer Size 3X

Dorothy Perkins Emerald Dolman Sleeve Blouse Size 22UK/18US

Red Velvet Sewing Print Dress Size 3X

Dorothy Perkins Heart Print Bubble Hem Top Size 20UK/16US

H&M Floral Print Blouse Size 14

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and your week friends!

25 October 2012

Summer + Fall

Now that the days are getting shorter, I'm really lacking in daylight time for outfit photos. This has led to extending my shutter release and somehow capturing this natural light haze on the photos...not sure if I like it? Speaking of shorter days, I'm trying very hard to 'shop my closet' as much as possible and cut back on the purchases. Fall was tough on the wallet as I always find it to be the most exciting shopping season. I picked up some great additions (which I'm excited to share with you in upcoming posts) but now it's time to sit back and have fun mixing and matching with what I have.

Like summer dresses...this is definitely a summer dress with it's sleeveless style, t-back and pale colour palette. But I latched on to the rich violet and pumpkin jewel tones in it and played around with added accessories in similar tones - a deep teal cardigan, textured grey tights and tall black boots. I've pretty much decided that unless a summer dress is thin cotton...I'm going to try to rock it for winter!


summer dress - Jessica Simpson (old)
teal cardigan - Joe Fresh
earrings - local boutique Moule

Are you mixing your summer dresses into your fall/winter wardrobe? What's your favourite way of doing it?

18 October 2012

Oversized Cozy

I swear this may be the perfect sweater. With its beiges and greys, it's a neutral. With its pops of cobalt and tomato, it's a statement. And it goes with dang everything in my closet! Love the oversize dolman shape, love that it's not so long that it's frumpy, love that it was 50% off at The Bay...

The so-called 'rules' say that my body type should wear fitted, belted tops with wide leg pants to balance out my bits...but I say forget that - you'll be seeing me in flowy tops and slim-legged pants all season long :)

black top: Old Navy
cobalt flats: Town Shoes (purchased on sale)

Do you have a favourite sweater? It's pouring rain here and all I can think about is warm, snuggly knits...I'd love to hear about your fave friends!

08 October 2012

A Creamy Fall

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends! I'm loving the extra day off...it's been a full weekend of family visits and turkey dinners. Today we're relaxing with the dogs, housecleaning and catching up on our fave tv shows.

The weather has really been flip flopping here...from +26 and sunny to -2 and blowing snow. So I've been going back and forth between flats and boots and dresses and big sweaters. One thing I'm really loving is the versatility of this cream dress from ASOS Curve. I wasn't sure how cream would transition but it virtually looks good with everything - especially preppy stripes and metallic accessories!

cream dress - ASOS Curve (buy here)
striped cardigan - Gap
necklace - Forever 21
metallic flats - Coach (purchased at Winners)
belt - American Eagle

What transitional pieces are carrying you through the changing seasons?

Have a wonderful week friends!