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French Curves: La Dolce Vita 

  

Bonjour !!! It’s the 16th of the month once more, which by now, you should all know, means it’s time for the French Curves Challenge – an outfit photo challenge with the French touch, created by always lovely, Vanoue, of The Curvy and Curly Closet

If you don’t speak French, you know I’ve still got you! As always, an English translation will follow, just scroll down!!! 

Il est le 16 du mois !!! Temps pour un nouveau French Curves Challenge – la collaboration entre les blogueuses francophones de taille plus, crée par la toujours belle, Vanoue, de The Curvy and Curly Closet

Ceci marque le deuxième anniversaire du challenge, et malgré que j’ai seulement commencer à participer cette année, je suis très fière d’être ici pour fêter cette joyeuse occasion avec Vanoue et les French Curvettes! 

Le thème ce mois-ci: La Dolce Vita 

 

Je n’ai jamais vu le film italien de Fellini, mais la douceur de vivre, ou bien, la belle vie n’est pas difficile à imaginer, car la beauté de notre existance est partout autour de nous, meme si parfois, dans la tristesse et le chagrin, on ne le remarque pas.  
   

   
Pour payer hommage à cette vie douce, je me suis retrouvé dans un beau petit jardin pas loin de chez moi, que j’ai probablement passé 1000 fois, sans jamais vraiment le remarquer, entouré de fleurs et de feuilles, vêtu en blanc et turquoise.  

   
  
En fait, j’ai déjà porté ce look pour un de mes articles pour Le blogue Penningtons, mais je l’adore tellement, que je voulais le récréer pour le mien. 

   

  

  
Même si le film retro est complètement en noir et blanc, je pense que j’ai réussi à capturé son essence de glamour et de joie de vivre en Technicolor. 

  

Robe, Penningtons – ici

Foulard, Penningtons – ancien (mais j’adore celui la)

Chaussures, ASOS – ici 
N’oubliez pas, vous pouvez decouvrir les contributions de tout les autre merveilleuses blogeuses rondes, francophones ici!

Ainsi que sur la page Facebook French Curves, et sur Instagram, @frenchcurvesfashion !

And now, for my English readers!

The theme this month: La Dolce Vita 
I’ve never seen the Italian film by Fellini, but the sweet life, or the good life, aren’t hard to imagine because the beauty of our existence is everywhere around us, even if at times, in sadness and heartbreak, we fail to take notice of it. 

To pay homage to this sweet life, I found myself in a pretty little garden not far from my place, that I’ve probably passed a thousand times without ever really paying it any mind, surrounded by flowers and leaves, and dressed in white and turquoise. 

Actually, I’ve already worn this look in one of my articles for The Penningtons Blog, but I love it so much that I wanted to recreate it for my own. 

Even though the retro film is completely in black & white, I think I succeeded in capturing its essence of glamour and joie de vivre, in Technicolor. 

Dress, Penningtons – here 

Scarf, Peningtons – old (but I love this)

Shoes, ASOS – here 

Be sure to check out all my fellow French Curvettes here!

And don’t forget to take follow the French Curves Facebook page, as well as @frenchcurvesfashion on Instagram too! 

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Penningtons Grind 

It’s been a fun couple of weeks over on The Penningtons Blog

In one post, I got to take their 5-way bra for a spin and see how it worked with five different outfits to suit each way. 

  
And then in my latest post, I got to style one piece, three ways — perfect for when you’re packing light on vacation! 

   
 
For more info on my looks and to check out the entire posts, head over to www.blog.penningtons.com, where you can find me each week, doing my thang and rocking some awesome Penningtons clothes! 

My Tutu Experience 

I’ve worn a tutu before. I own a pretty, light pink one, and it’s very much adorable, but I’ve always felt that it lacked a little drama for those times when I really wanted to slay. 

So, while scrolling through my newsfeed one day, I happened upon a post from Mo Handahu, better known to most of you as the fabulous, Halifax based life & style blogger/designer/spectacular sunglasses aficionado, Lion Hunter

She is just the epitome of cool, and takes the word chic to a whole new level with her consistently epic print mixing, and awe-inspiring accessories, so her posts always jump right off my screen, begging to be admired. 

In this particular one, she was wearing a vibrant blue tutu, a colour that struck me as uncommon as far as these puffy tulle skirts go. 

I soon discovered that not only was she wearing it five different ways with that flawless pizazz that only she can pull off (which is impressive in its own right), but she had hand crafted it herself as part of a lookbook for her own line, called “The Tutu Experience.” (Whaaaaaaaa!? No wayyyyyy, right!?)

So, I guess you can imagine my excitement upon finding out that not only could I now own one of Lion Hunter’s gorgeous tutus, but I could also have a chance to touch a piece of her, now somehow tangible, greatness!!! 

There were so many colour choices, and it was tough to make a decision, but I had always wanted a brown tutu. So after giving some measurements, and a special request or two, a few clicks later my tutu order was sent! 

    

  
All I can say is, OMIGAWWWWWD it’s everything!!! I’m not even kidding. I’m completely obsessed with it (like, I’ll take three more, obsessed)!!! 

  
  
I paired it with a cute leopard crop top from Rebdolls, because after all, I couldn’t wear a piece from Mo without paying homage to her by wearing at least one print! 

   
 I accessorized with some fierce, (albeit wickedly uncomfortable) cobalt blue pumps (probably my last attempt at heels ever) by Christian Siriano for Payless, a handmade Malian bronze & bead necklace, and topped it all off with my trusty yellow Ted Baker springbok hide clutch, for an edgy, vibrant touch. 

   
 I definitely turned heads in my tutu, between its rich brown colour, striking design, and the wind that kept blowing it up and showing off the goodies; and I can officially say this tutu experience was glorious!!! 

  
Check out more from Mo, including her entire line of custom-made tutus and skirts for every body on Etsy, and her incredible personal style and more on her blog, Lion-Hunter.com

 Tutu, The Tutu Experince – here 

Crop top, Rebdolls – here 

Shoes, Chritian Siriano for Payless – here

Clutch, Ted Baker – sold out, similar