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Curvy Canadian: October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

#jeansdujour - Look At What I Can Do in Second Denim Yoga Skinny Jeans from Addition Elle!

Hey Everyone!

So it's #jeansdujour day, and this week I thought I would surprise you a bit! It's a little-known fact that I was a ballet dancer for many years. I stopped a couple of years ago because I didn't have enough time for it when I started grad school, but dance was definitely my first love growing up and something I still hope to go back to at some point once things are less busy! Anyway, because of my training, I'm still quite flexible. I just wanted to show you that this pair of plus size skinny jeans from Second Jeans available at Addition Elle can certainly keep up! There's definitely a reason why they're called Yoga Jeans. They are actually comfortable and non-restrictive enough to do yoga (or even ballet) in. They feel like yoga pants but look just like jeans. I could honestly wear these every day. They're so comfortable and cute.

I totally love these jeans and would even wear them to yoga or to dance class. Have any of you guys tried the Yoga Jeans? Aren't they awesome?!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

#jeansdujour: What to Wear on Casual Friday, with Curvy Jeans from Addition Elle

Hey Guys!

It's #jeansdujour time again, and this week, I thought I'd write a little bit about what to wear on casual Friday at the office. Jeans are a total staple for casual Friday, and Addition Elle is the destination for plus size jeans this season! The ones I am wearing in this outfit are Pashu by Parasuco skinny jeans, and I totally adore the pockets on the back. They are a really interesting shape, and I made sure to get a shot of them in there so you can see for yourself. Admittedly, this outfit is a little "safe", but that's sometimes good for the workplace! I like to pair a cute top underneath a blazer so that the outfit can work for after-work drinks or a date. :D

Jeans - c/o Addition Elle/Headband - Your BIG Sister's Closet/Blazer - Tahari Woman/Camisole - F21/Booties - c/o Penningtons

So, what do you all like to wear to work on casual Fridays?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

#jeansdujour - Pumpkin Picking in Addition Elle's Fabulous MXM Skinny Jeans

Hey Guys!

So every year, Peter and I have a tradition that we never miss out on - we go to a pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkin! October is a special month for Peter and I because it's our anniversary. Fourteen years this year! Pumpkin Picking is just one of the small ways we like to celebrate together. Of course I wore my #jeansdujour, Addition Elle's MXM skinny jeans! I really like the cut of these jeans. I find that while a lot of plus size jeans say that they're "skinny", they rarely have the really fitted cut of skinny jeans for those under a size 14. But these are TRUE skinnies. They are fitted all the way down, from thigh to ankle, and I love the zipper detail at the ankle. Totally cute and comfy! What do you think???

Jeans and Bracelet- c/o Addition Elle/Top - Random store in Pacific Mall/Coat - Vintage/Boots - Dots/Necklace - Laura/Purse - CBX/Hat - F21

This one was a little too big!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

#jeansdujour - My Favourite Fellow Curvy Bloggers in Denim Jeans

Hey Guys!

I hope you all had a really lovely Thanksgiving if you celebrated this weekend. I had a lot of time to reflect on what exactly it is I am thankful for, and one of the major things is having such an amazing community of fellow bloggers who are also plus size and have amazing style, and who help me to see that fashion and beauty come in every size and shape.

So for some jeanspiration for this #jeansdujour post, I thought I would give you a little taste of what I get to see all the time, my fav bloggers looking absolutely fabulous (and in denim jeans)!

Curvy Girl Chic

Elann Zelie

Fat Aus

Frantic Dreams


Jay Miranda

Le Blog de Big Beauty

Nadia Aboulhosn
Round Raglan Road

Sticky Sweet Danish

Too Many Sequins
Which blogger's jeans for curvy women did you like the best? Addition Elle has a completely awesome selection of jeans this A/W. You should definitely check it out if you're looking for some! What are your favourite types of jeans?

I got a chance to head to Oktoberfest in Kitchener this past Friday, and I wore my favourite Addition Elle jeans, the Love and Legend Coated skinny jean in black cherry. Love!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

#Jeansdujour - Colour Blocking for Fall with Addition Elle's Denim Jeans

It's #jeansdujour time, and I thought I would share with you some of my tips for successfully colour blocking this Fall using coloured jeans. Addition Elle has all sorts of colours of jeans for curvy women in stock right now, so it's a great time to take a second look at this trend of colour blocking and try it out for yourself!

What is colour blocking? Well, really the term itself is quite self-explanatory - you wear clothing that creates blocks of colour on your body. Usually you'll want to avoid wearing patterns/prints while colour blocking, as it tends to take away from the sophisticated simplicity of the look, which is really the essence of what makes colour blocking so great.

In my first colour blocking outfit below, I've created a bold look using a primary colour (royal blue), black, and white. These Love and Legend Skinny Leg Jeans in Royal Blue are the perfect bottom to make a statement and to colour block with. I paired the bold blue with a more subtle black and white so not to overdo it with colour. The sophisticated cut of the blazer (and especially the large notches on the lapel and peplum waist) and the geometric shapes used in the jewellery give the look a slightly edgy, fashion-forward vibe.

Jeans, ring, and camisole- c/o Addition Elle/Blazer - ASOS Curve/Shoes - Rainbow/Necklace and Earrings- New Look/Purse - Random store on 6th and 36th in NYC

If bright primaries are not for you, I totally get it. You can still accomplish colour blocking using a more muted, subdued palate. In the look below, I combine rose, moss, aubergine, tan, and gold to create a more earthy, bohemian interpretation of colour blocking. The amazing colour of the Love and Legend Coated Skinny Jean in Black Cherry is absolutely perfect for Autumn!

Jeans and Bracelet- c/o Addition Elle/Top - store in Pacific Mall/Cape - ASOS Curve/Shoes - CBX/Sunglasses - Forever 21/Earrings - Vintage

So, what about you? Have you tried colour blocking before? Which look do you prefer, the bolder, edgier look, or the soft and romantic bohemian?

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