Tagged: stripes

Breaking Rules on The Penningtons Blog 

As many of you know, I have done a few guest blog posts for Penningtons, but this week I started on a new journey with the Penningtons team, and have been hired as weekly contributor to The Penningtons Blog!!!

I’m very proud of my first adventure as weekly contributor – breaking the ever eyeroll-worthy plus size fashion “rule” of never wearing horizontal stripes! 

In this post, I styled six different looks, with the help of the ever helpful Penningtons Pointe-Claire staff, and I couldn’t be more proud of how I proved that horizontal stripes are most definitely not off limits to us full figured ladies!!! 

So here’s a peek, but to see the full size shots, read what I had to say, and to find out all the deets on these great outfits for yourselves, just head on over to The Penningtons Blog to check out the post, and be sure to check back with them each week to view my latest contribution!!! 


At Ease in Stripes & Spikes

At Ease in Stripes & Spikes

One of my favorite ways to achieve new and edgy looks is to use inspiration from much more extreme and less mainstream styles. This casual, punk rock inspired look conveys the essence of it’s inspiration through the combining of bold stripes, and chunky, silver & black accessories, including cuff style & spiked bracelets, an oversized ball chain necklace and a great black leather look waist belt with lock and chain detail. The tuxedo stripe skinny jeans and almond shaped, patent leather look captoe flats evoke a military feel which is a major element in punk rock style.  Striking lips, superlight pink nails and soft, flowing, side swept hair complete this look for a perfectly balanced, punk chic style that is both classic and daring at the same time.

The details are what keep this look so balanced between subtlety and boldness because they are put together in such a way that you know exactly which style has inspired the look without feeling like it’s been overdone. .

Cuff bracelets, heart charm bracelet, belt, top and jeans – Addition Elle

Shoes – Payless

(The necklace, I’ve had for a long time and truly can’t remember… Sorry!!!)