outfit | I’ve been a bad, bad girl

We may have been putting off our taxes a wee bit, I know, we’re terrible BUT we finally did them a couple months back and mailed them in. After waiting two and a half months after we posted them off we received our return and we’ve each been shopping up a storm since, so you’re going to be seeing a LOT of new outfit posts in the coming weeks!

I treated myself to four pairs of new boots { that’s right, FOUR!!! }, a mini haul from ASOS, another from boohoo { you’ve seen one item so far} a lil something from Domino Dollhouse which I cant wait to share and a big haul from Forever 21 for both Mister Meanie and myself.

Still on the docket, I have yet to order a body chain from Ready to Stare because I’m stumped on which one and which colour…I think I have it down to the pentagram harness, but in black or gold? HALP ME!! And I will wait ever so diligently until the Boleyn dress is back in stock on Chubby Cartwheels.

I may have also splurged on an Ipsy subscription and a whole bunch of liquid mattes from ColourPop! It’s been ridiculous fun.

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duster vest –  c/o SWAK | shimmer disco pants – ASOS | solid lug sole boots – urbanog

This outfit is featuring my new disco pants from ASOS, my new Joan of Arc { clone high anyone?! } stomping platform boots from urbanog and a perfectly gorgeous terri chiffon duster gifted to me by SWAK.

I have been craving disco pants for sometime, ever since I first saw them on a straight size friends butt.  I have coveted them. Now these aren’t the exact ones I wanted with the high waist, zipper button closure on the front and pockets on the derrière, but they do have the shine I was going for. These are basically just spandex straight outta the 80’s/90’s, but they are comfy and I think they look badass! Especially with these boots, but they’re gonna look awesome with all my boots { eeeps, I can’t wait to show you them all!! }

This vest though? It’s so pretty and gives my all too often all black on black on black looks a much needed and totally fun pop of colour. I love how it flows, the cut is really pretty and I even dig on the pattern, which I all too often shy away from. This is a winner that will make it into many outfits! I can’t wait to rock it with my black crop top and a black tube skirt! Oh and the vest is on sale now!!

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+ shopping guide | trenched

I know its hard for some of you to give up on Summer already, but Fall is peeping around the corner and it’s time to prepare for brisk days and chilly nights.

I can’t help myself but to get a little excited, Autumn is my favourite time of year, not just for the pumpkin everything and “spoopy” stuff, but also for the layering we get to do with fashion.

Fall is hands down my favourite time to dress. We really get to flex our styling muscles to look stylish and keep comfortable depending on if the weather is unseasonably warm or if it has a bite in the air.

One thing I have ALWAYS wanted to integrate into my wardrobe was a trench and holy crap, there are so many awesome options for a plus size gal right now to add one into your life, so here’ a quick run down of my favourites that are shoppable now!

I have them listed in order of most of affordable to investment pieces for your shopping pleasure.

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  1. I actually treated myself to this sheer trench from Forever 21.  I can’t wait to pair this with a crop top set for a day out or over a cute dress and killer pumps for evenings out sipping cocktails.
  2. Cool Gal Blue has this trench in 3 shades, but I can’t decide if I want the mocha or blush more.
  3. This is actually a sleeveless cardigan by Boohoo, but it has trench vibes, it also comes in three colours, black, khaki and camel. {  yes, I have this one too, I’ll be showing you how it looks next week! }
  4. Boohoo also offers a wrap trench if you’re looking for an actual jacket, the other colours have sold out, but this camel colour is really pretty and totally classic!
  5. ASOS offers the most traditional trench { or mac as the Brits call them } but I dig it’s structure.
  6. Missguided has to lovely crepe mac’s in a subdued camel and a light blue that almost veers towards soft grey
  7. This ASOS duster is so pretty in such a perfect powdery blue colour. It is definitely the highest in cost, but it looks completely luxe.

I know some of these are more”waterfall” jackets and dusters than technically 100% trench coats, but I feel they are all a modern take on the classic trench. Instead of a stiff look they are breezy, casual and chic instead.

Which one is your favourite?

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outfit | makes me wanna cry

Oh, that title is misleading.

But maybe this dress makes me want to cry tears of joy.  But even more accurately, it’s my first purchase from UK brand Boohoo, and I am SMITTEN!

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Boohoo “Robyn Double Layer” dress | bag – Avenue {sold out similar here } 

This dress is breezy, flirty and comfortable!

I ordered it in a Canadian 20 {UK 24} and it is generous in size, I think I could have sized down one size. But It flows nicely, I love it anyway.

The fabric is polyester, but because of the cut and fit, it’s still really cool. And it unwrinkled like a dream if you pop it in the dryer for 5 minutes!

This dress is almost sold out, so get on it quick!!

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I also ordered a long line sleeveless cardi which will be featured soon! I can’t wait to rock it for Autumn. It’s a gorgeous knit, with a waterfall lapel and it belts. Totally dreamy!

In addition to these two total scores, there was one flop. I ordered the Leila mesh crop bikini. I didn’t even bother tryng on the bottoms once I tried on the top and saw what a disaster it was. There was zero support, my boobs literally fall out the bottom of the top. Then there were other disappointing features, like the “cup” molding pieces {which were tiny} weren’t sewn in place, so they float around, spin around, move around, I don’t know if mine was faulty, or that’s how they make them all. But that was a MAJOR let down.

But let’s not end this post on a downer…

Are you going to participate in my #rebelliousselflove challenge in September? I would love to see you bright shining faces flipping the bird! Feel free to share this image and you can start using the hashtag now if you feel it!

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#RebelliousSelfLove

How is your Summer going so far? Mine has been kind of amazing!

I’ve had camping trips, and long floats on the lake in a giant inflatable donut, family visits both back in Alberta as well as on Vancouver Island. There have been fun filled weekends, like Pride and celebrating a bestie’s little one’s 3rd birthday! { She’s a ‘threenager’ now, y’all!!}

This past weekend was out on Vancouver Island, we took a trip over to Coombs for a visit to the Goats on Roof market and some tacos at the Taqueria. Then we headed to Parksville to take in the sand sculptures.

I had dressed for the beach, simply in my swimsuit and skirt. I *had* to pick up a new pashmina out at Coombs { twist my rubber arm } to keep the chill off as it was raining instead of sunny like we had thought it would be. Instead of lazing on the beach and watching baby crabs scuttle about we popped onto the beach just long enough to grab some photos. They turned out so beautiful, I have to share, even though there is no outfit info. But my husband is really getting good at firing off photos lately! Thanks, Love!

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I really hope you are having a grande time as well!

But as much fun as this summer has been so far, I can’t help but look forward to Fall. The appeal of sweaters, pumpkin flavoured EVERYTHING, Hallowe’en decorations, school supplies and the cool crispness to the air is overwhelming.

I am also looking forward to my first instagram challenge for September!

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Seriously, I am so excited, the idea bloomed in my mind late one night as I struggled to fall asleep. But once it was in there, the ideas for themes just came flooding through and I had to get up and write it all down. I’m also probably sharing this too soon, but what the hell! Why not start getting people hyped now, right?!

margot meanie's #rebelliousselflove instagram challenge

The idea is simple, try to post to instagram each day with the theme in mind and use the hashtag #rebelliousselflove. Let your creative juices flow and interpret each days theme how you see fit. Then check out the tag and see what other babes are doing for the challenge. I’ll be doing a weekly round up of some of my favourite posts from each days theme.

It’s an exercise in self love, gaining confidence through rebellion and just being cheeky!

This will kick off on Sept 1st, I’ll be posting this graphic to instagram soon. If you are wanting to be involved, I’d love if you shared it to get more babes on board. This is all about building each other up and watching each other bloom!

much love! xx

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alternativecurves | alter ego

Hello! Long time no blog!

I inadvertently took most of July off from the blog. I was everywhere else online, just not here. I’ve had a slew of plans and trips and it left me with no time to catch up on everything I wanted to blog about.I guess that’s Summer telling me to get outsde and off the computer!

I do want to thank you all for the absolutely astounding support for my last two blog posts, “Plus Size Swimwear & “A Plus Girls Guide to Wearing Crop Tops: 5 ways to introduce crop tops to your wardrobe

I return to you today with my entry for my beloved AlternativeCurves blog hop!

If you don’t know what that is, let me tell you! Alternativecurves was a hashtag I founded on instagram as an open call to find other alternative, off beat and non mainstream fashion existing on plus size and inbetweenie bodies.  It caught on like wild fire with the help of Kobi from Horror Kitsch Bitch. She encouraged me to expand and offered help in anyway possible. With that, I created a community based instagram account and Kobi initiated the alternativecurves blog hop in an effort to bring alternative bloggers around the globe together!

If you are a blogger and interested in joining us, feel free to join our facebook group or follow alternativecurves on instagram!

Now to this months theme: Alter Ego.

I was pretty excited by this months theme and have been aching to get photos done all month. I just finally was able to have a day to get this all together right before the hop closes, in 13 hours! PHEW!

I have been described as a “style chameleon”, so with that I suppose comes with many alter egos. So today I have decided to share 4 of my most favourite alter egos that you will see exist in my everyday style. Without further ado, here are my alter egos

The Witch

alter ego "the witch" | Margot Meanie alternative plus size blogger

To me, everyday is an opportunity to celebrate Hallowe’en. It’s my favourite holiday of the year. It’s spooky and creepy and is littered with magic, mystery and supernatural.

But its not just about Hallowe’en either. I was raised in a house that had crystals, tarot, ruins, pendulums and more. So I have always had a deep fondness for witches in general and the aura of mystery, healing arts and everyday magic is immensely appealing to me.

I do admit to being a skeptic as well , but I remain with an open mind to all the possibilities out there. Why close any one idea out completley? I would say I am half Mulder and half Scully.

Duckie

alter ego "Duckie" | Margot Meanie alternative plus size blogger

I’ve mentioned this many times before, but I’ll say it again. I LOVE Duckie!

Duckie is from one of my favourite movies from the 80’s, Pretty in Pink. I generally love all of the fashion from that movie, but Duckie reigns supreme! Head to toe, Duckie has flare and a master of layering.

He makes me wish I had a bolero tie! But I finally got my mitts on some rad platform pointed toe brogues late last year to emulate his worn in pointed creepers! I am one happy girl!

The Flapper

alter ego "the flapper" | Margot Meanie alternative plus size blogger

Flappers hold a special place in my heart. Mostly because deep down, below my social anxiety, is a party girl! If you were to ask my my ideal night out, it would be dressed to the nines, bopping around hotel bars getting fancy cocktails and then retiring to a friends home to dance the night away til dawn with just a small group.

I love drinking bubbly and mixing old fashioned cocktails, I love dramatic make up and wearing a garçonne silhouette on my extremely curvy frame! Flappers always know where the party is, because they are a party unto themselves!

Wednesday Addams

alter ego "Wednesday Addams" | Margot Meanie alternative plus size blogger

Oh, I just can’t help myself. When I was younger, I wanted to grow up to be Morticia Addams, she was so elegant. But in truth, I ended up more like Wednesday and I am perfectly fine with that. I guess it also stems from the fact I just never want to grow up and also that creepy macabre things amuse me.

I know “the witch” and Wednesday may seem similar, but I find the witch to be more serious, more mysterious, more supernatural. Where Wednesday is a tad more playful, with nods to childhood and playing with creepy crawlies, skulls and bat toys.

So there you have it, 4 of my “alter ego’s” so to speak. I think I have many others, there’s “the fan girl“, “the minimalist“, hell, “the maximalist“, “Edina Monsoon“, “the riot grrrl” really, the list could go on, but perhaps those will be future blogs all on their own.

Who is your alter ego? I would love to hear!

And please, check out the other babes participating in this months blog hop!

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outfit | plus size swimwear

Finding the right swimsuit is hard on anyone, but add to it being plus size, the difficulties can become tenfold. Though we are finally afforded more options, picking through them can still be daunting.

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When I shop around, I have to keep in mind my style, the colours and patterns that appeal to me, cut, sizing { as every place is different }, how comfortable you feel in a suit, price point, seriously, the list can go on!

But the things I absolutely have to have in a suit are:

  • comfortable to wear
  • east to get in and out of
  • enough fabric and support for my girls
  • pattern/print/texture { I’m very particular with my prints }
  • affordable

I’m loving all the fatkini’s/bikinis babes I’m seeing, but hadn’t found one that works for me as nothing checks all the boxes in my criteria { especially in the boob region wear I need a lot of extra fabric and support }.

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crop – f21+ | jellybean suit – Love this Sunday | cat ears – Cool Gal Blue

I was gifted this jelly bean suit by Love This Sunday last year, but couldn’t bring myself to wear it as a suit as it was too short in the body for me. Like, my boobs would literally pour out. But the print was so cute I couldn’t bring myself to let it go. { just so you know, I am a wearing the 3x and it was small on my 18/20 US body } then I came across this article written by Ready to Stare designer Alysse for Bustle on the history of the “fatkini” and was reminded that I am one crafty bugger!

The next morning I woke up and decided to snip that tank suit into a bikini. I figured the worst that would happen is I would be left with only one half of a bikini, but at least it would be one that is now getting use.

I measured three times and snip snip snipped! I then added a white elastic band to finish off the two pieces. Both worked out perfectly! I do admit, I have to still wear a bra under the top, but it’s still cute as all hell! And look how cute the bottoms work with a black crop!!

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Goddess Cutout swimsuit – f21+ | hat – Ardene | kimono {old} – f21+

I personally have always been drawn to one pieces, black ones at that, but I still want a lil somethin’ special. Details are important!

Now this suit is one I have had my eye on for almost a year. I just never got around to ordering it and the next thing I knew it was winter and swimsuits were placed at the bottom of my clothing priority list.

Luckily, the suit was still kicking around in the sale section of Forever 21 so I nabbed it up so I would have it for my upcoming camping trip!

This suit ticks almost all of my boxes. It’s comfortable to wear, it has detachable/adjustable straps so I can change up the configuration of the suit and it has a saucy little cutout with gold detail.

My only complaint is the straps don’t like staying completely in the hooks. But it was only $22, so its something I am fine with dealing with for now. We’ll see how I feel after a week of wearing it in and out of a lake!

I have to admit earlier this week, after I had converted the jelly bean suit into a bikini, I wanted to share my accomplishment on instagram. I was instantly seized with a terrible nervousness of posting the image, even though I loved the pic, I was scared poopless to post it on such a public platform.

I learned there is absolutely nothing wrong with that though. Because I did it anyway, despite my fear. As my friend Slade said, it shows I’m still pushing myself forward. I’m trying new things and it felt really good!

This post is actually part of an #untamedstyle theme for June, but we all got too busy or hung up on life to post on time, so we agreed to post twice in July to make up for it.  So I’m going to link to each ladies blog and I’ll add the proper link to each post once everyone has theirs posted! { I know Linda has hers up! }

Linda up in the nuves zadry curves a la mode Pia mixed fat chick michelle zaftig times vanessa sweetleigh cid style files aarti curves become her

Go give these lovely babes some love!

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guide | 5 ways to rock a crop top this summer

It’s hard for me to believe that just last year I bought my very first crop top. Especially when I look at my wardrobe now, and what I wear on the regular, crop tops reign supreme!

But that doesn’t mean that I instantly felt at ease while rocking a short top with a round belly!

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Since it’s now Summer all over the Northern Hemisphere and people are melting away in the heat, we all need fashionable ways to keep cool!

It brings me immense joy seeing more and more plus sized bodies throwing caution to the wind and taking fashion risks we have been told over and over never to take. But I know so many still wanting to wade in to the fun, but are nervous or feel too self conscious and need a comfortable, safe way to try out such a daring garment.

Here is my plus girls guide on how to introduce crop tops into your wardrobe and move them into your comfort zone! Because Crop tops are for every BODY!

1. the non-committal crop or faux crop:

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The first time I unveiled a crop on my body was actually here on the blog. I hadn’t had the guts to wear one outside, hell I didn’t even own one yet. But I took my very old Metallica muscle shirt and folded the bottom half up and under.

I wore this while singing and dancing around my house to Whitney Houston and I was feeling pretty good with myself. Then I took some photos and blasted them up on my blog. I was nervous, but I also I adored how it looked! I got a positive response and I immediately felt a bit better about rocking a crop.

I didn’t have to commit to running out and buying a crop top or chopping an old favourite tee into a crop right away. And when I finally did wear this out { later that day } I knew I had the option to flip the bottom down if I ever felt too self conscious.

2. Add a fashionable security blanket:

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A cardigan, blazer, kimono or vest can all be a life saver when wading into crop tops. Not only do they act as water wings, but they can also add some styling fun to your whole outfit!

I found that I was completely A-OK with showing the front of my stomach, but the sides and back is where I was most nervous. I mean, you can’t see those parts of you on the regular, so baring them to the public is definitely and understandably on the scary side.

I opted to wear a light, sheer kimono or and edgy, slouchy vest with my very first crops. This didn’t add any heat to the outfit and made me feel like I was just accessorizing. Even though I was also protecting myself as I continued to dip my toes into the crop top pool.

This left the cute little square of tummy out for viewing while the outer garment would still move and provide peeks of my stomach. It just helped me feel more confident. It also gives you the option to take off the item if you are too warm and really feeling yourself!

3. Tie up blouses to crop them:

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This works right along with the non committal/faux crop as all you have to do is take an existing button up blouse and tie it up under your bust.

It gives you the option to untie if you’re not feeling it. But in all honestly, I always feel pretty damn hot in this look. Especially when it’s one of my sheer blouses. The tie in the front makes me feel retro and sexy!

4. Wear a lace undershirt:

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This is a great way to really get comfortable in a crop top as you are showing skin, but you are still covered. And boy -o-boy, it feels good to have lil’ peeks of black lace!

This was definitely one of my go to’s for feeling comfortable and eventually rocking bare skin under my crops. But I do think it still looks really great so I rock it on occasion!

5. Pair high waisted or full bodied skirts:

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I found my favourite item to pair a crop with was a high waisted skirt. Particularly a maxi skirt or a full a-line or circle type skirt. In fact,this is one of my staple looks now!

There is something so balancing of a teeny crop top matched with a long or full skirt on the bottom. I think it suits all body types and it just gives that teeny sliver of skin all the way around. But there is something about this combo that makes me feel all powerful!

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This right here ^^^ was my very first crop top I bought. I was nervous buying it at a comicon, but I felt this need to get one. I had been experimenting with all of the above faux crops and I was feeling it! And I am a HUGE Harry Potter nerd { as, I am sure, you are all abundantly aware of by now! } But it was a one size deal and I wasn’t sure if:

  1. would fit me
  2. would look any good
  3. would I feel comfortable in it

The girl selling them was herself a fantastically stylish and gothy plus size gal. She assured me, she rocked these all the time and that it would fit me. It just so turns out that the girl selling me the crop was none other than Alyssa PandaEyes, one of my fav IG girls to follow now!

Well, I hope these tips will help you try something new this Summer! It’s been just over a year for me now and I cannot believe how it doesn’t even phase me anymore. Confidence is a funny little thing that creeps up on you.

much love!

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