Winter Trends: Fur

We’re at it today!!!  PPMeow! has teamed-up with StyleCassentials to bring you another collaboration featuring some of the Winter Trends for 2016 Holiday Season!!!

Today’s we’re gonna show you how to rock the Fur trend in your Winter wardrobe for a party or two. 😉

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You may remember this dress – THE Valentina Dress, by Kiyonna.  Click here to see what I mean.

It is one of my favourites to wear, but I wear it so rarely due to its boobalicious-curve-hugging nature…

I mean: HAPPY HOLIDAYS, indeed! Right? 😉

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Buuuuuuuuuut, it’s not a dress that I can just bring out to family functions and holiday parties among the many married couples :/

Sooo by adding a fur collar not only tames the amount of cleavage on display, but it adds a wintery touch to your outfit.

I found this gorgeous fox fur collar at a vintage shop in Montreal earlier this year.  It has come in handy many times so far to amp up a look, keep the girls at bay or even just take a plain outfit to the next level.  Visit my Instagram to see what I mean.

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Cassie styled an all-black-everything look, with leather and pleats pulling everything together with this great fur jacket!

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on Cassie’s winter trend of fur in her outfit.  Or her Instagram here. Or visit her Facebook page here.
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Stay tuned every THURSDAY, all December long, to see how we’ve put our own unique twists on popular Winter Trends this year.

We hope they bring you some fashion inspiration to try yourself this month!

Did you have a favourite?  Tell us in the comments below!

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How I Got The Look: Fur collar, vintage shop in Montreal; Dress, Kiyonna; Booties, Payless

This purple Valentina Dress is kinda perfect for making that special someone swoon.  It comes black, white, mauve, navy and burgundy (which I have also)🙂

Whether you need a special dress for a cocktail function, be a fabulous guest at a wedding or just want that va-va-voom dress for a special night,  Kiyonna will have a dress for you.

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Valentines Outfit Inspirations

Soooo has Cupid’s arrow struck you this year?  Are you gearing up for a big romantic Valentine’s Day with your beau?

Or rounding up your squad for a fabulous Galentine’s together?

Regardless of what you’re up to this weekend-o-love, you will surely need a fabulous outfit! 😉

So that’s what this post is dedicated to:  Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspirations!!! 

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I’ve come up with 3 different looks, pulling items (both old and newish) from my closet to come up with looks that could take you from romantic reservations, to a mystery date out n’ about, or to a no-boys-allowed party! ❤

1.  Lady in Red

You can’t really go wrong with wearing Red for Valentine’s Day!

I picked up this great “perfect red” dress during a Black Friday Sale from Kiyonna …. the sheer sleeves, scooped neckline and perfect length made this a must buy.

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Outfit Deets: Mohair purse, NineWest; Shoes, Christian S. for Payless; Earrings and necklace, Reitmans; Dress from Kiyonna

Alternatively, if you wanted a more romantic Lady-in-Red vibe maybe ditch the flats for leopard pumps and add a fur collar…and BOOM!

You’ve kicked up the glam to this outfit!

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Outfit Deets: Shoes, Calvin Klein; Fur collar, Cabaret Vintage; Dress from Kiyonna

2. Fuzz n’ Fuchsia

If you’re looking to keep it more casual and cozy, why not pull out your favourite dress like this hot pinky/fuchsia number I picked up from the opening of AdditionElle’s Stockyard location, and pair it with a fuzzy sweater!

Add some bling and pumps and …. Boom!  Instant Valentine’s Day magic! ❤

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Outfit Deets: Dress, AdditionElle; Sweater, H&M; Shoes, Aldo; Jewellery, LOFT

Oooo I’m digging this combo of colours and textures and hardware with the jewels!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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3. Rockabilly Pink

If you want to go all-out girly girl, a flirty-ruffle-y- skirt is the way to go!

Now, I personally never got onto the tutu-skirt trend that seemed to be everywhere for the last little while in plus size fashion.

But this full circle skirt from Tatyana Boutique has an overlay of tulle, which kinda gives you a tutu-vibe.  Plus the bold gold flower details on the overlay certainly adds that romantic, flirty, girlie-girl outfit feeling.

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Outfit Deets: Blouse & Skirt, Tatyana Boutique; Shoes, Naturalizer; Purse, Kate Spade; Jewellery set (old)

Since the skirt has a lot of drama, I tried to keep the rest of the look simple with blacks and whites.

I was bold with mixing patterns here – stripes and dots – but since they’re all black and white colours, they seem to work nicely, don’t you think? 🙂

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This collared tie-up polka-dotted blouse with this peachy pink jewellery set in gold totally compliments the skirt and its details.

I think this set is kind of perfect for this outfit. ❤

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So there you have it friends!!!  3 very different Valentine’s inspired outfits that I’m hoping will help you create the best look for your special evening.

Which is YOUR favourite – 1, 2 or 3 … and why?  Tell me about your choice in the comments section below!

Hoping that these outfit inspirations earn you a few smooches this Valentine’s Weekend friends, xo 😉kisses

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Make ’em Swoon

Whether you need a special dress for a cocktail function, be a fabulous guest at a wedding or just want that va-va-voom dress for a special night,  Kiyonna will have a dress for you.

This purple Valentina Dress is kinda perfect for making that special someone swoon on Valentines Day.  It comes black, white, mauve, navy and burgundy (which I have also) 🙂

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

No matter your shape, the contrasting side lace panels will give you a knockout hourglass silhouette.  The silky stretch fabric on the front of the dress elegantly flatters your curves while the ruching in the mid-section masks any tummy troubles.

It’s a fantastic dress!

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Kyionna has so many lovely black lace dress options that make every body type look and feel sensational!

Rebecca and I are both wearing dresses from Kiyonna — This line seems to have a ton of lace offerings to the plus population…and their sizing is nearly perfect for those in the petite category when it comes to arm & shoulder lengths too!

For other posts I’ve done on Kiyonna, click here, here and here.

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Kiyonna dresses that will make ’em swoon for Valentines Day

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How I Got The Look: Dress from Kiyonna; Shoes from Torrid (click here & here to see them in other looks)

Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

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Shout-outs from Kiyonna

Ooooooo!!!

 Just discovered that Kiyonna Clothing gave me shout-outs on their Facebook page and their “Real Curves” Pintrest page of me in their Valentina Illusion dress!!! ❤

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If you missed my original blog post about this dress, not to fear….just click here 🙂

 

And if you wanna buy this dress for your very own, or anything else from this lovely line….with a special PPMeow! 20% off….click here 🙂

 

For other blog posts I’ve done on Kiyonna Clothing check these out:

FRUGALISTAS UNITE: KIYONNA SALE!

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KIYONNA’S BLACK LACE

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#MYVEGAS STYLE

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott, Rebecca Northcott Photography

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#MyVegasStyle

Now…I’ve never been to Vegas myself.  I was close last summer when I was a California Girl for a week (see my Wanderlust page for a few pics of that trip).  Sadly my trip was too short to include a jaunt to down to The Gambling Capital.  Vegas is definitely on my travel-list…and I would certainly need to pack weeks in advance to make sure I was Vegas Ready when it came to Daytime and Nighttime looks.

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I was approached by the Content Director of Vegas.com to participate in their current blog challenge: #MyVegasStyle.

Challenge accepted!!! 😉

 

Vegas Style: Daytime

I’m usually for fashion over function.  Buuuuut for daytime looks in desert heat, my vote is for fashion with function!  Light, easy fabrics that could easily take you to a nice lunch spot, like at Aria’s Lemongrass resturant, and would keep you comfortable if you wanted to explore the sights of Vegas on foot (which would mean swapping heels for fun flats and sandals).  Take a look at these collages of daytime #myvegasstyle – including a ton of sun hats, my newest obsession!  I included a personal #ootd from a previous post that I think would totally fit into this category of Vegas Daytime Style too!

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Swimwear

Frankly, any of the swimwear from Monif C. would totally fall into #MyVegasStyle category! Love! Love! Love!

This Peru Fringe Swimsuit would definitely be in my carry-on to Vegas.  A dream come true for chesty chicks like me, and the sexy fringe details help distract from any thigh insecurities.   Sexy! Brilliant! Love!

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Vegas Style: Nighttime  

Titty City – I would definitely play up the cleavage in Sin City! I think for a nice dinner followed by a show and gambling I could finally rock my Valentina Illusion Dress from Kiyonna.  I think this number should bring someone a bit of luck, gambling if not otherwise…don’t you think? 😉

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Leopard – I’m wearing this faux wrap Joseph Ribkoff dress a few weeks ago for a girlfriend’s birthday celebration.  All three of us look like we were Vegas Nighttime Ready already, don’t you think?  Meow indeed!!! 😉  Maybe we could wear these outfits to club Haze in the Aria Hotel.

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Sequins – Where better to wear a glittery number if not in the “Entertainment Capital of the World”!  I would def pack and rock my sequins tank and dress, depending on the time of year, I’d swap the tall boots for sexy pumps for nighttime fun in Vegas.  Check out my previous post, How to Wear Sequins for other ideas to incorporate into a Vegas style look 🙂

 

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Little Black Dress (LBD) – You can’t really go wrong with this approach for Vegas Nightlife.

I’m thinking Audrey classy, not clubby-trashy….

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There you have it friends – #MyVegasStyle done from a petite (short), curvy, large chested perspective! 🙂

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Frugalistas Unite: Kiyonna Sale!

A few posts ago …. I introduced PPMeow readers to a fantastic clothing line called Kiyonna. This company strives to design something a size 6 would die to wear, but they remain focused on expert fit and style for the plus-size woman.

I personally go weak in the knees for all their feminine, black lace options when it comes to dresses and separates.

My coveted pieces is this 3/4 length lace wrap top ….

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AND the ultra-sexy Valentina Illusion Dress

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WELL friends…..this fab line is having crazy sales right now …. plus PPMeow is hooking you up with an additional 20% off!!!

Just use this link (also found on PPMeow’s homepage sidebar menu) — and you’ll be directed to the Kiyonna site and get this discount on top of the sale prices you see listed there!!!!   Weeeeee!

Check out some of my faves that are on sale right now….that could and SHOULD be yours, you Fruglaista you!!!  🙂

 

My Top 5 Kiyonna items ON SALE …. I’ve baked in the link to the images below for your shopping pleasure:

#5  ShaylaLace Skirt  – comes in purple, white and my fav teal

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#4  Caleigh Convertible Skirt and Dress – comes in black w/cream stripes OR navy with teal stripes — Ahdorbbbbz!!

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#3  Serena Cold Shoulder Dress

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#2   Kylie Lace Ruched Top  — come in teal w/black lace OR blue w/black lace (love love love!)

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#1 Paris Pencil Skirt – comes floral with navy background OR black background

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Happy shopping – remember use this PPMeow link to access the Kiyonna site for an additional 20% off your purchases –

ON REGULAR PRICE AND SALE PRICE STUFF!!!

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THE Valentina Illusion Dress

Very rarely is there a dress that will look absolutely amazing on any woman’s figure regardless of their proportions.

Well, Kiyonna’s Valentina Illusion Dress …. no matter your shape, the contrasting side lace panels will give you a knockout hourglass silhouette.

The silky stretch fabric on the front of the dress elegantly flatters your curves while the ruching in the mid-section masks any tummy troubles.

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The beautiful lace continues on the shoulders, sheer sleeves, and covers the entire back of the dress, giving the appearance of a completely different dress from behind.

 

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This seductive black & burgundy dress is finished off with a complimenting crossover sweetheart neckline for added appeal. Without a doubt, this dress is the sexiest outfit I own!

 

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I bought this dress a few years ago – shopping therapy after a particularly rough day (discovered it at SexyPlus Clothing).

Sadly, I haven’t had many opportunities to really wear this spectacular piece out….as this is the ultimate ‘titty-city’ dress.   Too much for a wedding or a first date and wayyyyy too much for office, walking the pup or grocery shopping.  Sooooooo……where do I wear it?

Where would YOU wear this dress?  Got any ideas for me?

I need an excuse to bring this dazzling dress out & about ASAP!

Use the Comments section and tell me!

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Kiyonna’s Black Lace

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Lace is maybe the loveliest of all fabrics!  It’s just so pretty and feminine and when it comes in black…uber sexy!

Last year, I discovered this fabulous plus clothing line called Kiyonna.  This line seems to have a ton of lace offerings to the plus population…and their sizing is nearly perfect for those in the petite category when it comes to arm & shoulder lengths too!  Often their website has deals for online purchasers…which helps, as their items tend to be on the pricey end.  I personally am still a bit wary about online shopping.  Simply relying on pictures of items on photo-shopped models on a computer screen without being able to ACTUALLY try something on first, isn’t my favourite way to shop for clothes.  (I did manage to get brave…and buy a Hot-Mama Kiyonna dress…THE Valentina Illusion Dress..Meow indeed!)

To my surprise I found that Stefanie, owner of SexyPlusClothing carried a few fab Kiyonna pieces in her shop… and I quickly snapped up this lovely black lace 3/4 sleeved wrap top!  It really is a lovely versatile piece that goes great with a skirt or pants….for office, special occasion, date night…huh huh 😉

Take a look at how I’ve worn it in the past and recently to the office with a black cami underneath, gotta keep ‘the girls’ in check among co-workers ya know.

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How I got The Look:

Black lace wrap top by Kiyonna, from SexyPlus Clothing  – when they were located at Rosedale/Yonge Sts…so sad they’ve moved out to Mississauga 😦

Berry pencil skirt by Dorothy Perkins, The Hudson Bay Co. (Yonge & Bloor location)

The Shoes:  Hi-glossy black pumps from Payless; Beige peep-toed booties from NineWest; and Black snake-skinned ponty-toed booties from Madeline

Navy tuxedo stripped pant from Old Navy, yup…the Diva line – Best. Pants. Ever!

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott, Rebecca Northcott Photography