Wednesday, 21 September 2016

150/ AUTUMN EFFECT

Tomorrow is technically the first day of autumn but it really doesn't feel like it. Although the mornings have been relatively chilly here, it's in the high 20's by the time the afternoon rolls around. I'm absolutely sick of it. The autumn season is short here in Ottawa, but it's by far my favourite and I can't wait until it is in full effect.

I wore the look pictured below on the only day chilly enough for me to do so. I bought the army green jacket on my most recent trip to Florida and I can't wait to get more wear out of it. I love how lightweight and easy to wear it is. It's a piece that I can just throw on and go. I don't really have to think about what I'm pairing it with and honestly, that's what I look for the most when buying my outerwear.

JACKET/ Ava & Viv (Target) JEANS/ Jessica Simpsons SHOES/ Cute to the Core 
SCARF/ Thrifted WATCH/ Seiko HANDBAG/ Longchamp via consignment
Photos by Sue Waugh

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

149/ FLORAL DRESS

I don't really know what else to say other than I love this dress. I bought it on sale at H&M yesterday and I could not wait to show it off.

I wore this look to work today and although the weather was a bit too chilly to wear the dress alone, I said to hell with it and did it anyway. SANS JACKET, might I add. Will I ever dress appropriately for the weather? Probably not but whatever. I paired this magnificent floral midi dress with my Dr. Marten boots to make the outfit a bit more ~Rosie~ and to bring a bit of an edginess to it. I'm a huge fan of this look so just a warning to my friends in real life - I will be wearing this ensemble to death and I'm not at all sorry about it.

DRESS&BAG&NECKLACE/ H&M BOOTS/ Dr. Martens
LIPSTICK/ NYX Lingerie in Lipli

Photos by Sue Waugh

Sunday, 4 September 2016

148/ LIVE FOR LAYERING

I live for layering and I'm thrilled that I finally get to (slowly) transition into my autumn wardrobe.

I picked up this light pink double breasted blazer a little while ago and I've been itching to wear it. It's the perfect piece to dress up or down. I decided to go a bit more casual with this look so I paired it with my Alexander McQueen skull scarf, basic black skinny jeans and my trusty Dr. Marten boots.

This look is so me and it gives me an extra boost of confidence. I walk tall when I wear my Dr. Martens and I feel luxurious when I wear my skull scarf. What more could you want in an outfit? I look forward to wearing these pieces a lot in the upcoming months.

BLAZER/ Penningtons TOP/ H&M+ JEANS/ Forever 21+ 
Photos by Sue Waugh

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

147/ WHY I BLOG

I started this blog four years ago. A lot has happened within those four years; my personal style has evolved a tremendous amount and this blog has given me a great deal of opportunities. 

Blogging might not make sense to some people. It doesn't make sense to me some days. A lot of people see blogs as a narcissistic endeavor but truth be told it takes a lot of courage to start one and it takes a ton of effort to go out and take pictures. Most days I can't find the energy to do so, but I try my hardest.

The reason I started this blog was because I was falling out of love with my two main passions. I defined myself as both a writer and a photographer my interest was slipping away. I started this blog as a way to seamlessly (clothing pun #hadto) combine those worlds all while intertwining them with my love of fashion. 

Sometimes I really feel like I'm throwing all of this content into a void. The internet is a huge place and it's easy to get lost. I often feel like I'm a huge inconvenience to friends and family when I ask them to take my pictures or even to read my posts. It can be frustrating and difficult at times, but I keep going. A lot of people ask me why I do it and truth be told, I started it for myself but it has become a lot more than that.

The highlight of my week/day/month/year is when people come to me (either online or in person) and tell me that they read my blog. I've been thanked by people and I've been told that I've inspired people to wear pieces that they'd otherwise be afraid of. This brings me a lot of joy. Not because I need validation from others (although that is always nice) but because I'm been that person before. Honestly, I still am that person a great deal of the time.

Representation is so important - I really can't stress that enough. Plus size fashion blogs have helped me in a way that I can't even begin to explain and I'm so happy that they exist. It's amazing seeing people you look up to, who look similar to you, doing things that you want to do. There's nothing in the world quite like that feeling and if I can help even one person think "I can do it, I deserve to be seen and heard" then this is all worthwhile.

TOP/ Forever 21+ BLAZER/ Junarose PANTS/ Penningtons
HANDBAG/ Milly BAG CHARM/ Ardenes NECKLACE/ H&M
SHOES/ Birkenstocks LIPSTICK/ Fuchsia by Joe Fresh (liquid)
Photos by Sue Waugh (shout out to the pink fluff on my shoulder)