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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Costume

Happy Halloween all! I went out last night and had such a good time. Here's my costume, I dressed up as a snow leopard (with pink ears, woops!). I took the pictures indoors, at night, so the lighting isn't awesome. Sorry, but I couldn't not show you my costume.

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Cardigan - Penningtons size 3X
Dress/top - Addition-Elle size 4X
Leggings - Faith 21 size 3X
Belt - Addition-Elle

My make-up! I realize now that the eyeliner is a bit mucked up, but can we please ignore that? I'm really proud of it otherwise.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Those who follow me on Twitter know that last Monday I bought a grown-up outfit from Reitmans for $60. I meant to photograph it right away, but wasn't able to. I ended up wearing it to church on Sunday though, so I asked my father to snap a few pictures. The photos aren't that great, but I really love this outfit. Aside from feeling like a grown-up/librarian when I wear the entire outfit, each item is lovely on its own. Furthermore, I've been look for the perfect corduroy jacket for years and I've finally found it.

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Corduroy jacket - Reitmans size 22 ($28)
Denim skirt - Reitmans size 22 ($18)
Rosette top - Reitmans size 2X ($12)
Striped tights - Penningtons size 3X/4X ($10)
Flats - Payless size 11

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Loving leopard

This is what I wore this afternoon to hang out with a friend, meet her new boyfriend, go to a free art show, and eat sushi. Good day, although right now I am curled up in bed feeling ill. I feel like I should have more to say right now, but I don't. Sorry!

OOTD: Saturday afternoon ootd

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Denim leggings - Old Navy size 18
Black tank - Warehouse One size XXL (love these tanks for layering!)
T-shirt - Old Navy size XXL
Leopard print hoodie - vintage via Divine
Ruffle flats - Payless size 11
Owl necklace - Forever 21
Ring - Payless

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Owls, Autumn

I am in Edmonton right now, and very happy to be home! It is my fall break, so I came home last night and will be staying until Sunday afternoon. This morning I slept in, and then headed for a dental implant consultation with an oral surgeon. I found out the unfortunate news that I'm not a good candidate for an implant. This is really disappointing to hear, and my parent and I are going to have to look at other options. Basically, I'm missing a tooth and have been for six years (the adult tooth just never came in) and because of this I have lost a lot of bone. If I insist on going through with getting an implant, I will need further orthodontic work and a bone graph, and the implant still might not work out. That is a lot of money and a lot of time to invest in something that may not work out anyways.

Aside from dealing with oh so serious dental issues, I also went to the Salvation Army thrift store (didn't find anything today, as it sometimes goes), treated myself to Second Cup, picked up some digital photographs I had printed off, and saw an old friend just to say hello. Because I'm in Edmonton, I was able to take the outdoors-y photos I grew so fond of over the summer. This is certainly a nice change from the photos in my dorm room, wouldn't you say?

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Black tank - Warehouse One size XXL
Owl print tank - Faith 21 size 3X
Grey shrug - Faith 21 size 3X
Jeans - Penningtons size 20
Shoes - Payless size 11
Necklace - Warehouse One

Oh, and I was featured in a Betty Confidential article with four other curvy fashion bloggers. Check it out!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Faith 21

I was planning on posting a proper outfit post tonight, but that got postponed. Thankfully my Faith 21 order came today and I couldn't be more excited to show you what I bought. This was my first experience with Faith 21 and I'm very impressed. My order came within 5 business days. I ordered almost everything (except for the striped cardigan) in a 3X, which fits my 52-46-54 body perfectly.

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Pretty Sequin Skirt and grey shrug (no longer on the website)
I love both of these pieces so much!

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Owl Print Sateen Top and preppy striped cardigan (no longer on the website)

The owl top has absolutely no stretch, something I usually rely on with my clothes, but I had to give it a chance because of its cute print. Thankfully it fits me well. It had this weird unnessecary tie at the back, but I just cut the thread there and the tie came off without damaging the shirt. This striped cardigan is so cute. I ordered it in a 2X because there was no 3X available. I probably could of done with a a 3X but hey, its a cardigan and I'll only wear it unbuttoned.

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I love this top, but unfortunately it's no longer on the website. It is a bit low cut, but I figured it would be and it's nothing a tank can't solve. It has elastic at the waist and sleeves, but other than that the fabric has no stretch. It's super wrinkly right now, but hopefully that will improve after a wash.

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Lacquered Owl Necklace and Rainbow Heart Necklace

I love both of these necklaces. The owl is so quirky cute, and the rainbow heart necklace is so gay pride.

I ordered two other items, one that I'm saving for my Halloween costume and one that I'll be returning.
I am not impressed with this sweater at all. It's not as slouchy as it appears on the model and it is itchy as can be. So itchy that I couldn't leave it on long enough to snap a picture. Thankfully Forever 21 sent me a sticker for free shipping for returns.

I should not that I'm in Canada and so I placed my order on canada.forever21.com

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Giraffe and a half

I wasn't planning on posting today's outfit. This morning I slept through my alarm, missed my first class, and didn't have time to shower or eat breakfast. Truthfully, I just grabbed what was convenient and comfortable. But I got a few compliments on my outfit, and I do feel pretty cute, so here ya' go.

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Giraffe sweatshirt - Alloy size XXXL
Hat - Payless
Scarf - vintage via Divine
Denim leggings - Old Navy size 18
Flats - Payless size 11

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

tegan, sara, and a leopard

Not much to say, as usual. I had a really nice Thanksgiving weekend, I spent two nights in Edmonton and two in Medicine Hat. I saw my girlfriend, guinea pig, and sister, as well as friends and family. I hope my fellow Canadians had a nice Thanksgiving too.

I wore this outfit yesterday, doing regular university student things.

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Tegan and Sara t-shirt - purchased at concert, American Apparel unisex size XXL
Cardigan - Penningtons size 3X
Denim leggings - Old Navy size 18
Shoes - Payless size 11
Bangle - Sears

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I blog too infrequently (and I have a new scarf)

Wednesdays are my best days, it seems. Oh, Wednesday.

Here is what I wore today.

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Tank-top - Warehouse One size XXL
Cardigan - thrifted
Denim leggings - Old Navy size 18 (I love these so much, I have them in black and navy and I'm always wearing one)
Scarf - Warehouse One
Boots - Walmart size 11

In other news, I've finally joined Twitter and I'd love it if you follow me. As well as things relating to the blog, I'll also be posting regular day to day stuff.
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If you have Twitter, leave your username in comments and I'll take a peek.