Tsù Tunic by Sportive Plus

I’ve always had a preference for “princess cut” (also known as “empire waist” or “A cut”) tunics since I feel it’s the kind of cut that fits my silhouette the best. Sportive Plus’ princess cut has rarely failed me, from the Tsù tunic to the Xenon sweater (which also works well as a tunic by the way). READ MORE…

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These Companies Who Can’t Picture YOU in Their Clothes…

Many retailers have decided to get on board and offer plus-size items in their collection. Great news. What is not so great, is that we get shown the same regular sized model with the regular sized clothing on. READ MORE…

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Q&A with James Weir, Founder of Large Lad Clothing

With the holidays coming, I decided to do my part in encouraging local purchasing by spreading the word about a Canadian label, Large Lad Clothing (LLC). #ShopLocal So here is a Q&A I realized with its founder, Mr. James Weir, who describes himself has someone who turned into a lifestyle his passion to look stylish and feel great. And from this passion, LLC was born! READ MORE…

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Rocky Ridge III Skirt by Columbia

I discovered by accident the Rocky Ridge III skirt as I was shopping in an off-price department store. Lucky accident though, because this is one of Columbia Sportswear most interesting piece I have ever gotten! (Sadly, this item seems to be unavailable for the moment, but let’s hope Columbia remembers their plus-size lady clients and bring that model back!) READ MORE…

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Ashlynn Chiffon Poncho by SWAK Designs

We hardly ever associate summer heat and ponchos, which are traditionally thick and warm (to be confirmed next September in Peru, haha!). But since last spring, it seems that the light version of this garment is one of the biggest trends for 2016 ! With a more relaxed cut than a traditional button shirt, yet more stylish than the polo or t-shirt, the poncho adds a little Bohemian touch to most outfits, without making it too sporty, but allowing full comfort and ease of movement. The Ashlynn Chiffon Poncho is SWAK Designs’ answer to this year’s trend. READ MORE…

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Summer Chiffon Tank by SWAK Designs

Summer is definitely on in Montreal and so is festival season! With the (often) scorching heat and through-the-roof humidity – which, in some places we travel, happens all through the year – I thought this was a great occasion to tell you about SWAK Designs’ Summer Chiffon Tank ! READ MORE…

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Essential Gaucho Pants by SWAK Designs

If you have been following this blog for a while now, you know about one of my latest brand crush, Sealed With A Kiss (SWAK) Designs. (If you don’t then, check out the link above to see past reviews of some of their awesome, backpacker friendly, plus-size clothing!) So here I am again, with another awesome item, straight from the shelves of SWAK Designs: the Essential Gaucho Pants. READ MORE…

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Lookback on the 1st Montreal Plus Fashion Week…

Montreal recently held it’s very first plus-size fashion week under the name Montreal + Fashion Week (a.k.a. MTLplusFW) during the May 20-22 weekend.
Though fashion is a topic I hardly mention on this blog, I have to command the very inclusive nature of the event, and not necessarily because I was a guest speaker at the event (click here to find out more about “Pack Small-Think Big!”), but because the event also explored not only plus-size fashion and different aspects of well-being for plus-size women. READ MORE…

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Marla Tank Dress by SWAK Designs

As a backpacker, I try to remain open to as many opportunities as possible, activity-wise. And it’s not because I usually present a quite casual look that I don’t want to be ready for a special night! I often treat myself with the occasional fancy dinner/activity during my trips; often, in order to be able to do that, I need at least one appropriate outfit for the occasion! READ MORE…

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Terri Chiffon Duster by SWAK Designs

Though a duster is not a “full garment”, I still think this is the kind of item that can easily prop up an outfit and add a little touch to what would otherwise be a pretty bland outfit. Meet the Terri Chiffon Duster, in all it’s sleeveless, maxi-sized, aerial glory! READ MORE…

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