Here it is, my 2014 outfit roundup!!

It’s pretty cool to see what your style looks like from the other side of the lens all put together

I can see that it is definitely true, I do wear a lot of black.

Exceptions to the rule seem to be dark, richer tones {navy, teal, oxblood, mustard} or soft blush tones or an off white {some of those items were once actually white, but I can;t keep them bright through the wash}

Overall, not a bad year in fashion.  nothing I’m totally embarrassed by, which I would count as a win, but defectively things I tried and pushed myself to try. 

here’s hoping I push in the direction I want to be {stylewise} in 2015!

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I’m still figuring it out a month later. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m used to mac, or windows 8 is just very different, or if it;s both. How did you get a pretty background for that screen though??

Ok so I set my desktop background to the nice flowers (I found it on pinterest), then when you go to the start menu put your mouse up in the top right corner and the side panel will show up. Click on settings and you can personalise - it has all the Windows brand backgrounds, but you can choose your desktop background as the last option.


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Yeah, I thought so.. I’m just gonna keep using the aftercare and sterilized saline. If it doesn’t get better tomorrow or the day after i’ll just go see the piercer again. And yeah, it’s RLLLLY important to go to a proper place for piercings, I researched allll over before I got mine done lol :)

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Some of my favourite outfit posts I’ve done this year….more photos, outfits & details on 💚💙💜


“a new religion that’ll bring you to your knees…black velvet if you please”

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I’ve been waist deep in luck lately and I’m extremely grateful for it!

I have been lucky to win quite a few contests online.  I had great luck finding some bitchin’ shoes whilst thrifting and I was lucky to be invited to Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend, which took place, this past weekend.

It was an awe inspiring event, full of couture, music, art and performances.  I came away feeling immensely inspired not to mention impressed.

It’s extremely satisfying seeing friends and local artisans succeed, which pretty much sums up the event, a success!  My pal, Samantha Stroman, floored the crowd with her beautiful, elegant and inventive line!  Next week I will be featuring images from the runway, I can’t wait to share!

Today, I will share with you what I wore on the Friday evening.

I scored the adorable cut out back crop top from Forever21+ for super cheap, {I bought it in burgundy as well! } and the skirt is also from forever21+ but is a few months old now.

Those amazing sparkly shoes? Those are awesome shoes No. 2 I found with my thrifting karma!  So pretty!  It looks like they were originally sold through Urban Outfitters, the brand is Kimchi Blue and there are colour variations available online through ebay for resale.  The clutch was another score from my thrifting trip.  I love that it’s big enough to fit my ipad mini in it.

But the BEST part of this outfit is this freaking GORGEOUS Noir Fringed Kimono from Addition Elle.  This is the second item I purchased with my winnings from the lovely Liz Black and her month of giveaways on her fabulous blog  P.S. It’s Fashion

Not only is the kimono super trendy right now, but it’s super versatile.  It can take any outfit to dressy in an instant!

It has some really beautiful detailing, including a fringe that runs under the arms, but the burn out in the back is really amazing!  Its way more beautiful in person than when how I saw it online!

I love it!

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House of Fraser // junarose 

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I couldn’t help but be woo’ed by this little black number by Danish brand, Junarose.  I have been admiring their brand for sometime, but had yet to indulge myself.  So when I was approached by House of Fraser, who wanted to get the word out about their ever expanding plus department, to pick an item I was like “HELLS YES!”

Up until then, I had been aware of House of Fraser, but was woefully unaware that they ship to Canada.  I’m very happy to be adding a new destinaion for Canadian plus sized shoppers!

It was reeeeeally hard to pick.  Their plus selection is truly diverse and incredibly well stocked with fashionable items!

In the end the  little black dress spoke to me the loudest, perhaps it’s because it was also the sparkliest!

I styled this dress a couple different ways.

Honestly, this dress does not require any additional adornments, as it, itself is a jewel!  But I wanted to share a few ways to do up this dress for different events.

The first look a bit more edgy and would be great for a dolled up house party.  I accessorized with some chunky platform boots and some geometric silver jewelry.  I did a smoky eye, with strong winged eyeliner {kinda a staple in my make up routine} and I did a softer lip, which was a Covergirl creme lipstick called “romantic”.

The other, a little more classic and perfect for a work holiday party or a New Years event.  I went with a simple, yet impressive heel and some big bling in my ears.  With this look I kept the strong upper lip eyeliner, but did a super sparkly soft pinky peach, eyeshadow as my lower lid eyeliner, while rocking a red ombre lip.  I used Rimmel’s Kate Moss branded matte lipstick in #107, which has been a favourite of mine since I got it {I actually need a new one} and I used a burgundy eye shadow from an Almay palette, to contour the outer lip.

The clutch and both these shoes are from my recent score whilst thrift shopping, I took better photos of them and shared them on my instagram.

I’ve already worn this once, to the closing night of V.Alt and I’m looking forward to more occasions and parties in the near future to bring this one out!

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// gold lion’s gonna tell me where the light is //

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this is just a quick ‘hello!’ of an outfit post.  I’ve been a busy bee with the holidays arriving what with crafting, baking, decorating, making gift guides and birthdays I have been absent from taking outfit photos.

So this is from Sunday when I went down to a craft fare with Mister Meanie and one of my favourite couples to hang with, Amanda & Amelia.  After the market, we stopped in a beer tasting room for some samples and then split off to do some x-mas shopping.

This spot seemed ideal for a quick photo session so I asked the mister to take some photos before the light was gone.

Trying to get photos with the waning light has been a struggle.  It’s on the weekend or not at all and if the weather is wet, it ends up being not at all.

I can’t really link to anything I’m wearing as it’s either older, vintage,  thrifted or from Ross in Las Vegas.  But the skirt and hat are both from Forever21, but the skirt is a few years old meow and the hat is well over a year old at this point.  the jacket is by New Look from ASOS last year there are similar ones in stock though {here & here}

I’m really hoping for some snow, but it’s incredibly unlikely in this part of Canada.  We only get a few weeks at best, but if we do get it, you better believe I’ll be out there in a heartbeat trying to get multiple outfit sets.

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(via lookbook | Ready to Stare)

One of my FAVOURITE things about blogging is getting to sneak peek at lookbooks by your favourite brands and designers.  So when Alysse of Ready to Stare posted how excited she was about the lookbook and the launch, I HAD to get in touch to see if I could take a look!

My jaw hit the floor when I saw the sample of images she sent and I had to ask for more details on a few of my favourite pieces!

Did your jaw just hit the floor too?!  Not only are the photos stunning, but the pieces shine right though!

My personal favs would include the “Simone Ladder Body Chain” which is the black chest harness, the “Nicki Caged Body Chain” which has a slightly more dainty and intricate front detail and I’m just dying over the “Laverne back chain” so much so that I included 2 striking photos to open and close my lookbook choices.  Not only are the two photos stunning, but the mix of chain weights has me swooning!

a little something from the designer:

The collection is inspired by powerful women living their daily lives confidently and authentically. The collection features 12 different body chains, belts, head chains, anklets and introduces leg chains for the first time to the Ready to Stare family of everyday statement pieces. Every piece in the collection is named after a famous feminist of today or the past such as Lucy Stone and Laverne Cox. Pieces range from $35-$99 and are available in sizes S-5X.

The lookbook was shot by Cleveland photographer Linda Ford across two days and features nine different models varying from a size 2 to a size 26. The lookbook shows models both in basic black swimwear paired with the body chains and 90s vintage garments to show you that body chains are for everybody and every occasion. The vintage garments will also be on sale. Hair and make-up was done by Mary-Morgan Byrd.

I think my favourite name is for the silver thigh chain { which can come with a garter strap if you so chose! } which is the “I Met God She’s Black”. LOVE IT!

The collection is available TODAY on etsy and you can also check out more images from this lookbook on

Thank you Alysse for letting me share this today! I adore supporting indie designers and brands, especially those who value inclusivity! I cannot wait to get my paws on a couple of these chains!