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October 2016

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    Awhile back, CowCow picked me as one of their Plus size style ambassadors. It was a huge honour, to say the least and I’m still shocked that they picked me. As a style ambassador, I was asked to pick 10 different clothing articles and style them in my own unique way. Being a huge CowCow fan previously, I had already been eying a few pieces and couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. I have many more exciting and unique pieces of clothing to bring your way and an in depth CowCow review coming to my Youtube channel. In the mean time though, let me show off the purrfect (sorry, I had to) cat dress.

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    October 29, 2016

    How to buy jewellery gifts by Chlobo

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    Buying someone a beautiful piece of jewellery as a gift can be the perfect gesture; whatever the reason for you wanting to choose that perfect gift though, the jewellery market can be a confusing place. How do you know what to look for? And what’s the difference between larger companies and independent jewellers? Hopefully, today’s quick guide will give you the confidence to answer all these questions.

    Sticking with tradition

    Fine jewellery is the kind of present given for a special occasion, but it’s also a very traditional gift, and you’d be surprised how many occasions call for a statement piece of jewellery. If you’re one who likes to uphold traditions, then the following list will be one you need to keep in mind:

    • Turning 21: While a girl might appreciate a stunning diamond necklace, a boy might prefer cufflinks, but traditionally, a necklace with a key to symbolize the key to their future house, their coming of age and moving on into adulthood, is always given.
    • Wedding day: there are a lot of options here, as you can get the blushing bride something new or blue (or both) for her special day, but one popular tradition is for either the groom or father-of-the-bride to give pearls to a bride on her wedding day, symbolizing perfection, purity and innocence.
    • Know your anniversaries: there are different materials associated with each year of marriage, but the real milestones like silver (25th), pearl (30th), ruby (40th) and gold (50th), all provide great excuses for a beautiful gift

    How to add a personal touch

    You want your gifts to be as unique to the recipient as possible, so another top tip is to look out for companies like ChloBo, who allow you to buy different styles, colours and textures, so that you can build an iconic look that’s totally individual to whoever you buy for.

    For example, if you’re looking for something elegant, the selection of silver charm bracelets from ChloBo are timeless pieces, but they allow you to add charms that will identify with the person you’re giving it to. Always look for ways to add that personal touch.

    Who to buy from

    You’d be surprised how many online businesses there are out there that can provide you with quality, handcrafted items – you just have to know what to look for! For example, you’ll find many artisans on sites like Etsy, where independent jewellers will post some of their key pieces. However, not all of these will be great quality; you should always check reviews as well as look to see if they have a website outside of Etsy.

    You should also conduct separate online searches for the kind of jewellery you’re looking for, and compare them to the top-listed sites. Of course, you’re bound to hear about the larger corporations who have chains on every high street, and if you’d like to read more about how to assess the quality of handmade jewellery, click here.

    What did you think of our guide to buying jewellery?

    October 25, 2016

    Pumpkin Patch Cutie

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    Pumpkin picking has become one of my favourite October traditions. It just doesn’t quite feel like October until I’ve gone. Both my friend and I felt a little low on our holiday cheer, but thankfully visiting my new favourite farm fixed that for us. These were very last minute plans, so I had to throw something together quick. I typically take pumpkin picking outfits quite seriously, in fact its one of my favourite things to dress up for. The whole experience helps rejuvenate me and get me into the Halloween mood.

    I ended up settling on this dusty blue dress, which happened to be the first time I’ve ever worn it out. I’d like to say its a brand new item, but its been sitting and waiting for me to notice for longer than I care to admit. Normally I lean towards oranges, black, even reds this time of year. Those are your usual, go-to fall colours. However, something screamed Autumn to me when I took out this dress again.
    A really great, and often overlooked, way to add that finishing touch to any outfit is adding pins. I’ve always loved how I can match my mood through what pins I pick, or even the event I’m going to. In this ghost, I popped on my little ghost pin and we were off!

    For more photos and complete outfit info, click “read more” below

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    October 19, 2016

    Little Lemon

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    I’ve been focusing heavily on fall fashion lately, and rightfully so. Autumn fashion has a soft spot in my heart and I shine bright during the season. However, seeing that it is flashblack Friday and I do have this adorable set of photos just sitting on my computer,  I figured I’d take the opportunity. Lemon print was very, very in this past summer and as someone who obsessed over fruit print last year, I couldn’t be more happy. I’m eagerly awaiting discounts and sales on summer stock so I can continue to build a lemon filled wardrobe. Unfortunately, this colour scheme is no longer available but eShakti still carries this dress in navy. The temptation to own that one too is very, very strong. Oh, the fall outfits I could pull of!

    For more pictures of me in this dress and full outfit details, click “read more”

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    October 15, 2016

    Autumn Glow






    A lot of really neat, really exciting things have happened for me in my adult life because of the body positive community. It has introduced me to a lot of kind, caring and genuine people who I am happy to say I know. I’ve known of Rebecca of Rebecca Northcott Photography for quite some time now. I’ve always looked at her photographer in awe and admired the skill she has to capture beautiful moments. Working with her has been on my list of “things I want to do” for a very long time, so when she mentioned wanting to photograph me, I was in heaven. At first, I was a bit nervous but she made me feel at ease. We worked together on a vision, both of us collaborating on an outfit, location, accessories and all. I genuinely felt so comfortable around her, and she never left me feeling unsure of myself.  She doesn’t know it, but this photoshoot meant a lot for me. The past year has been such a whirlwind for me, and it has been a struggle to keep my head above water plenty of times. Like many others, I have a strong tendency to doubt myself and my abilities constantly. I can be too hard on myself, constantly questioning whether or not something is even good enough to put out there. All of that went through my head before seeing Rebecca, but the second she started shooting, all of it went away. None of this is sponsored, only words from my heart. Please, please consider Rebecca Northcott Photography if you’re in the GTA!

    I’ve added some of my favourite shots after the cut, and I’m so excited to share them with you. As per usual, outfit details will be listed at the very bottom!

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    October 11, 2016
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