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Workin' on my Fitness

Pre ankle break, I was a very busy individual.  I never went to the gym but I hustled at the salon 40 hours a week and I was often out running around the city on my days off.  I rarely had “a lazy day”. I detested going to the gym unless it was to swim. I just lead an active life and that was great. I was fit enough to win the title “Miss Fitness” at the Miss Fuller Woman Pageant. Post ankle break, I settled into a life of complete sedentary.  I sat for my job for 40 hours a week and then sat to chill out after work.  My hard won strength and endurance slowly slipped away. This...

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Did You Miss Me?

Hello friends, It's me, your long lost Blogger Pal and Beauty Queen.  You may have noticed that I've been pretty silent for the last 5 months.  I feel like I owe you an explanation for my sudden departure.This post is gonna get heavy real quick. I've been struggling with some mental health issues for a while now.  I was frantically treading to keep my head above water for the last few years, if I'm completely honest. Then I broke that damn ankle.   That accident caused so many ripples that engulfed so many aspects of my life. I had to give up my career as a stylist.  I LOVE doing hair and connecting with my clients. I embarked on a new career...

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Hidden Gems

One of my favourite and apparently untapped Plus Fashion resources it Reitmans.  So many of my favourite pieces have come from Reitmans.  They sell jeans up to a size 28.  They also produced some of my most favourite television ads. As we bid adieu to the dog days of summer I transition from flip-flops and breezy summer dresses into cropped jeans and crisp, pressed shirts.  Though the humidity likes to hang out through to the end of September, I love the crisp mornings and cool evenings.   A cute pair of heels can take a casual outfit into girls' night out in a flash.  I picked these cuties up at a thrift store on Roncesvalles here in Toronto.  I love...

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Behind the Scenes with Thigh Society

About a month ago you may recall how excited I was that I met Marnie, the Maven behind Thigh Society (the anti-chafing garment).  Her garment has positively impacted not only my life but the lives of many women I know.  She’s a real life super hero! Not long after our meet cute, I received an email from Marnie, inviting me to participate in an upcoming shoot featuring her garments.  I cheerfully and excitedly accepted!  I love the garment and I’m just vain enough to say I love getting my photo taken so I was definitely in! I woke up with the birds for my 9:30am call time last Thursday.  It was rainy and windy and wet and awful.  I was...

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New Year's Revolution!

For any of you who know me in real life, you know what I think of New Year’s Resolutions.                via GIPHY   There doesn’t have to be this pressure, to make huge changes for the sake of change.  I prefer to make New Year’s Revolutions!  I vow to do what ever I can to live my authentic self (as basic as that sounds) and to love myself unabashedly and unconditionally.  In a world where we are told to hate ourselves and change constantly, this act of self love is a revolution! I know those are someone else’s words (if you know who please let me know), but the first time I read them...

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