Summer Bra-blems Solved: Broad Lingerie [3/3]

Boobies come in a set.  Generally speaking.

So, naturally there needed to be another Broad Lingerie solution post to round out this Summer Bra-blems Solved mini-series.  See what I did there 😛 …

Hooter Holders.  Titty Cage. Chest Baskets. Flopper Stopper. Boobie Traps.

Whatever you call them, the Bra is an essential item in a woman’s closet and a critical element to making any outfit look exceptional!

But if you’re a busty, full-figured gal, find options that are comfortable, affordable and pretty just isn’t easily done.  Now, add the extra complexity of wearing those cute Summer outfits to the burden of the rack.

BEFORE

Like this one!  I basically live in dresses like this all Summer long.

Simple, light, and NOT black!  That’s my go-to Summer look 🙂

Since bra manufacturing, and the fashion industry for that matter, hasn’t fully realized that “nude” isn’t exactly nude to all skin tones …

Wearing a black bra is the only available colour that does its best to appear invisible against my skin when wearing light/white tops.

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THE SOLUTION

The Plunge/Convertible Bijou Bra by Elomi

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How sweet are these pink ribbons with black polka-dots. ❤

Plus pink stitching details at the side of the cups … just so pretty. ❤

AFTER

Tah-dah!  Criss-cross action of this bra underneath this thin cotton dress makes everything better!

Yes, there’s bit of a peek-a-strap … but its a huge improvement over what I was wearing.

Added bonus of this Plunge/Convertible Bijou Bra was its smoothing factor.

This just might be the perfect T-shirt bra!!  What do you think?

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There you have it friends. Our special Summer Outfit Bra-blem Solved series comes to an end.

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading and ready to use these solutions yourselves!

Click here to read more about this new bra boutique for busty, full-figured babes.

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And click here and here for the another Summer Solutions to common Bra-blems.

Broad Lingerie is on Facebook and on Instagram

Mention the blog Petite Plus, Meow and get a 15% off your purchase!!!

Visit them at 1763 Danforth Avenue – just east of Coxwell, in Toronto

Store Hours: Wed-Thurs 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6.

Owner Sam Conover @ Tel (647) 725-6838

 

 

Do you have a nickname for your bra and/or boobies? 🙂

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Get Your Sexy On Fashion Show

Last year, I had the good fortune to have met Miss Tierra Sedgemore, the delightful woman behind the brand Size Sexyclick here to for that story 🙂

Early this May, Tierra hosted a fantastic evening of entertainment and curvy fashion entitled: Get Your Sexy On at The Uptown Lofts in Toronto.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA!!!  I just arrived at the venue (donning my uber short haircut out-out for the first time).  Here I’m  getting the inside scoop on how the event was gonna unfold.  Chatting with the dynamic duo – Tierra & her hubs
These events are always a great opportunity to catchup with the lovelies of the plus-sized communities in the city.  As well as seeing all the gorgeous fashion-forward creations of independent designers up close and personally.

Take a look at who I bumped into that night:

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Me among the glamazons like the gorgeous Sarah Taylor, Miss Plus Canada 2014/2015 & Plus Size Model
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It’s me … sandwiched in-between the blush laced & turbaned Karen Ward, owner of Your Big Sister’s Closet AND the maxi-bolero wearing Stefanie Augusteijn, owner SexyPlus Clothing.   Aren’t they just dazzling! ❤
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Me with the sweetie behind the camera, Rebecca Northcott (a la iPhone selfie)
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Miss Carmen of CNLDesigns — click here to revisit what this sewing genius created for ME last year 😉 (taken with my iPhone)
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Me with THE hostest-with-the-mostest, Miss Tierra …. Seems I didn’t a gift bag upon arrival, hence my kissy/poutty-face on the left. LOL!
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Good thing I made that poutty-face, or I’d have missed out on these lovely bracelets 😉  “Thank-For-Coming” gifts created by Maryanne of MyBeadedDesigns, click here for more on her.
OK!  Back to the event!!!

Along side a team of professionals, friends and supporters, Tierra’s show presented a designer (MiniMaxiMidi), a boutique (SexyPlus) and her new line of SizeSexy Clothing.

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MidiMaxiMini will be officially launching in 2015. They are an apparel company with a direct focus on Midi, Maxi and Mini Skirts.  Check them out on Facebook here.

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All styles shown below are available at http://www.sexyplusclothing.com, in store at 5100 Maingate Drive, Unit 14 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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Proud owner, Stef and her hubs, capturing moments of the runway magic (taken with my iPhone)

SizeSexy Clothing

To purchase SIZE SEXY Clothing, visit the new website www.sizesexy.ca.  Follow SIZE SEXY on Facebook here, on Twitter here and on Instagram here.

Support the movement by wearing the message and #getyoursexyon 😉

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THE DREAM TEAM behind the GetYourSexyOn Fashion Show that evening!  From L to R: Stefanie, SexyPlus Clothing; Tierra, creator of SizeSexy, Ophilia, fashion show coordinator and SizeSexy brand ambassador; and Carmen, of CNLDesigns.
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“If you want to go fast, go alone. if you want to go far, go together.” – by Robin Jones Gunn
Thank you so much Tierra, for the invitation to a fantastic upscale Sunday evening in the city.

Looking forward to seeing this brand continue making its mark in plus-size fashion. Loved all I saw that night. Bravo! ❤

 What I Wore: Stripped layered dress from Forever21+; Cobalt wedges from Payless; Bianca tassel necklace from Stella & Dot; Gold bracelet watch from Michael Kors

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

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OOTD: Rainy Day Alternative

It’s a full week of rain in Toronto … and although I’ll happily take it over snow, I’m always looking for alternatives so I can avoid carrying around a giant umbrella to get from A to B in the city.

I have the best pair of galoshes!!! These pink paisley rubber boots basically screamed “Irene” when I scored them a million years ago from Wal-Mart.

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So here’s what I put together as a Rainy Day Alternative recently … in an effort to rid myself of an umbrella and galoshes.

The solution: A giant hat + booties!

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Now naturally, this alternative is only good if the temperature is warmish (15+) and rain not too heavy so your footwear doesn’t get ruined.  Since my jacket was 3/4 sleeved (and extremely light), pairing it with this fun scarf helped give me that extra bit of warmth.  If you wanna see the many other ways to tie a scarf, I’ve got you covered in that link 🙂

Since the overall colour scheme was pretty simple and muted, I thought I’d add a pop of colour by wearing this HOT Pink gold studded belt to give my outfit some pizzazz!

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I’ve been all over this circle scarf I picked up back in November from Aldo (I even mentioned it in my Interview upon being nominated for a 2014 LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD).   It’s a light-weight simple beige toned bird patterned scarf, that I find myself adding to any and all outfits I whip up, especially on the weekends for running errands or impromptu meet-ups for brunch, drinks and the like.

Like the look?  What are your solutions to looking cute in the rain?

 

How I Got The Look:

Bird circle scarf, Aldo Accessories (click here for related other posts)

Pink paisley galoshes, Wal-Mart (click here for related other posts)

3/4 sleeved brown jacket, AdditionElle

Black n’ white striped long-sleeved dress, Old Navy

Hot pink studded belt, Your Big Sister’s Closet

Large cream brimmed hat, Toronto Vintage Clothing Show(click here for related other posts)

Faux cowboy booties, Payless( click here for related other posts)