{ outfit } afternoon tea

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This weekend I finally took advantage of a gift certificate given to me by my sister for x-mas to go for afternoon tea.

Mister Meanie and I thoroughly enjoyed all the tasty decedent nibbles, he sipped on black tea, while I opted to upgrade to some matcha, as I really love it and I don’t get to indulge in it often enough.  { photos of our afternoon tea are below }

It was also the perfect outing to rock my brand new shawl { cape, wrap? } which I had just scored at the thrift shop the day before.

Though I don’t always find clothing while I thrift, I always have luck with accessories and shoes.  I whole heartrendingly recommend giving thrifting a try, especially for trendy pieces you don’t want to break the bank over.  I’ve found clutches, platform shoes, metallic belts and an array of vintage hats in my journeys.  My next item I’m on the hunt for is a fringed leather { or leather look }  bag, I’m really feeling fringe and I predict it is going to explode before the summer.

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wrap – thrifted | crop – f21+ | skirt – the curvy elle | shoes – similar modcloth & urbanog

I also decided to rock a monochrome oxblood combo, with my f21+ cutout crop top & my velvet midi which I got from online plus size thrifting guru The Curvy Elle.

Online is another really great way to thrift while being plus size.  There are oodles of shops online through etsy or their own independent websites, where they curate excellent thrifted and vintage plus pieces. { the curvy elle & ursa major plus are two of my favourites!}

It’s a great way to save a buck, support a small business and be environmental all at the same time!

Do you ever thrift or do you have tips or favourite online thrift shops you’d like to recommend?? please let me know in the comments!

For now, I will leave you will some photos of our afternoon tea, make sure you’ve eaten first, or else you’ll be hungry!

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{ covet } the pink ladies

Are you too pure to be pink?

This shopping guide was inspired by several things all aligning with one another;

  • A hankering to re-watch Grease has grasped me lately as I’ve been seeing some pink lady lovin’ gifsets on tumblr
  • Being tasked to make a theme post with my interpretation of ‘girl gang’ with my #untamedstyle virtual girl gang
  • Seeing these kickass, cotton candy, studded leather jackets all over instagram and tumblr, and they’re making me drool.

All arrows pointed to me deciding to modernize The Pink Ladies uniform!

Now since Killstar co. only really services XL & sometimes XXL I figured I’d add in this perfect substitute from Addition Elle.  That way you can DIY it up to your own liking.  I never thought I’d want to own a baby pink moto before, but HOLY CRAP, it’s risen to one of my top most coveted pieces!! { hey, it’s my birthday coming up in less than a month, if anyone wants to treat me ;-) ..ha! yeah right }

I threw in some cute girl gang stickers by one of my favourite indie/tumblr artists, a take no guff pin to adorn your jacket or bag as well as a pocket mirror to fix your lipstick.  Some ridiculously awesome holographic platform shoes for stomping the patriarchy, some high waisted, distressed shorts, flashy cat eye shades, a couple options for bad babe tops and some crystal knuckle dusters for fending yourself when you get in hot water!

too pure to be pink // a girl gang shopping guide by margot meanie

I cannot express how BAD I want every item on this covet list! *sigh*

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Please check out what the other #untamedstyle ladies are writing about for their “girl gangs” { click their image to open post in new window }:

glitterinthedirt cid style files  vanessa sweetleigh

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35 Plus Size instagram babes rocking crop tops

In the last couple days I’ve seen a few articles popping up on varying sites with lists of their top plus size instagrammers you NEED TO FOLLOW RIGHT NOW!!

Now, there are a lot of babes I follow on these lists, some of them I am lucky enough to call friends, but I do notice there are a lot of the same people always getting their name on these lists.  They have each earned their respective places { no shade!! } I just really want to share my list of plus size babes rocking crop tops.  They have no fear of exposing their midriff { and sometimes more than just their midriff…saucy!! }.  Some of them are unheralded, some you may have heard of before, but they haven’t been mentioned recently, all of them total babes in crop tops.

Are you ready for this ride?!  Then let’s begin!

in no particular order { click their names to link to their IG accounts }:

1. @insabel_hendrix

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

2 @readytostare

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

3. @nataliemeansnice

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

4. @katanafatale

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

5. @thisismeagankerr

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

6. @flossylox

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

7.  @curvily

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

8. @manfattan

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

9 @rosariummm

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

10. @fatshionpeepshow

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

11. @jessicabiffi

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

12. @alyssapandaeyes

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

13. @rolypolywardrobe

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

14. @mrsbebeblog

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

15. @curvesbecomeher

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

16. @notafraidtowearheels

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

17. @jesskuuh

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

18. @dressingoutsidethebox

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

19. @chubblebubble

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

20. @_howtobedope

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

21. @flightofthefatgirl

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

22. @rosewolfheart

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

23. @kobi_jae

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

24. @thekalekitten

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

25. @plumpbabydoll

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

26. @lafatshionista

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

27. @mariesouthardospina

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

28. @devotchka87

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

29. @ladyv33

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

30. @irrlicht_

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

31. @charitythemute

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

32. @shalindrome

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

33. @wiccan_legacy

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

34. @katelondonjames

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

35. @darlingiknow

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

BONUS:

36. @missmeanie { can’t blame me for some self promo on my own blog haha <3 }

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

{ all images are borrowed from their instagram accounts }

Now go forth, follow and be inspired!!

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{ outfit } I shall wear midnight

Yesterday I was knocked off my feet with sad news of the passing of an author that is very dear to my heart.  Sir Terry Prachett created one of my all time favourite worlds in his Discworld series.  He brought entire worlds and gods { though they were small } to life, he satirized and made commentary on many tricky subjects.  He had an amazing vision and an enormous sense of humour.

I Shall Wear Midnight | A Tribute to Terry Pratchett

He tickled my fancy.

He made me laugh on public transit many a time.  In fact, I found common bonds form with strangers.  Either you would see strangers or they would see you reading one of his books and there would be a slight understanding and appreciation of good people.  You’d give each other a quite nod and smile, acknowledging the wonderfulness of his worlds that exists in those pages.

I often greet the news of celebrity death with a somber, yet cool manner.  I mean, it saddens me, but generally doesn’t ruin my day.  That cannot be said about Terry Pratchett, I found myself brought to tears multiple times throughout the day as memorials and articles were posted on social media.

Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.

He wrote over 40 books that exist on the flat planet { which rests on the backs of four elephants, which in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle floating through space } known as Discworld.  I would have to say that the Moist Von Lipwig books are my favourite, they are also the some of the most recent, but honestly, there are so many good books, story lines and characters, it’s hard to pick which to recommend first. { Don’t be daunted by the whole ’40 books in a series’ thing, they are pretty much all stand alone books and you can really start anywhere.  Though there are guides if you are interested in delving into the world that is Discworld, but I think they make it look more complicated than it is.  I personally have only read about 10 – 15 of them and in any damn order I felt like. }

I Shall Wear Midnight | A Tribute to Terry PratchettI Shall Wear Midnight | A Tribute to Terry PratchettI Shall Wear Midnight | A Tribute to Terry PratchettI chose to share this outfit post today because I can think nothing better than expressing myself through two of my favourite mediums, fashions and books.  The title of one of his books was just so fitting, “I shall wear midnight” is based on a young witch named Tiffany Aching.  I feel like I’m rocking a bit of modern witch looks here, Deathly Hallows mark included { interesting tidbit: Terry Pratchett is the second most read UK author, behind J.K. Rowling }

It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.

For now, I will busy myself with re-reading some old favourites as well as catching up on some of the books I have yet to read.

He will be missed, but his creations live on and that is comforting.

Are you a Pratchett fan?  Or better yet, who are your favourite authors & books?

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{ outfit } Wednesday 

Do you have any youtube shows you obsess over?  I recently discovered Melissa Hunter and her Adult Wednesday Addams series.  OB-SESSED!

I strongly recommend checking out the videos, they’re all short, funny & morbid.  I watched them all in one sitting and then watched them all a second time around when I *made* Mister Meanie watch them. { I’ll post one at the very bottom }

Anyhoo, I went off the the Island to visit my Father-in-Law for his birthday this past weekend.  It was absolutely lovely in Nanaimo so we went for a seaside stroll.  I wore a slightly Wednesday-ish get up and couldn’t help but notice a few of the locals gawk.  { Now, I am friends with plenty of strange girls that hail for Nanaimo, so I know the locals should be used to off beat style, but I guess some of the older more traditional folk still need to get their stare on or they just haven’t learned how to gawk discreetly like Vancouvrites do. }

Canadian PS style blogger ==> margotmeanie.comCanadian PS style blogger ==> margotmeanie.comCanadian PS style blogger ==> margotmeanie.comCanadian PS style blogger ==> margotmeanie.comdress – Old Navy | blouse – f21+ | cardigan – f21+ | shoes – missguided | tights – ASOS 

I have been wanting a Wednesday dress forever, in fact a collection of varying styles of Wednesday dresses would please me greatly.  Sadly, every time I see one pop up in a shop, I either don’t have the funds to get it or it has already sold out of my size. Blerg!

One day, while cleaning out my closet, I put two items in the get ‘rid of pile’, when I realised I could layer them to create my own cute collared dress they quickly returned to the ‘keep pile’.  I am so happy I kept them!  I have now gotten multiple wears out of these two pieces which I haven’t really been worn in months.  Sometimes it pays to be ruthless with your closet and really look at all the items you have and to question their place and if one piece can serve multiple purposes.

{ somewhat related, I am planning on having a closet sale soon, I just have to photograph the mountain of clothes, which is a daunting task!  I have lots of clothing up for grabs with a few items spanning back almost 10 years, but they are classic pieces like jackets & coats, the type of things that don’t go out of style. I also have, dresses, blouses, skirts and some jeans that have either been gently or never been worn.  I plan to have it open to worldwide shipping, which will take some math and planning.  Are you interested in shopping my closet? which would be your preferred route to shop it? I was thinking of just doing up an instagram page or a creating an online shop, like on shopify, any advice or suggestions are greatly welcome! }

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{ coveting } black & white

{ covet } black & white alternative plus size shopping guide

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{ outfit } young girls, they do get weary

Canadian alternative plus size blogger, MArgot Meanie in Missguided, Addition Elle & f21+

I posted on facebook about how much I adore the 80’s movie Pretty in Pink and how much it has { and continues to } influenced my personal style.

I like to think there is no single character that speaks to my style senses more than any other and though I thoroughly enjoy everyone’s style so very much I just can’t help but fall head over heels for Duckie, his style { and character } is my fav.

I was extremely fortunate to win a gift certificate from The Curvy Fashionista’s 6 year anniversary giveaway month, back in December.  She had so many giveaways that month, it was amazing, she spoiled everyone rotten.  I was lucky to snap up one of six gc’s to Missguided.

I had a hard time choosing what to spend my winnings on, especially with their lovely new plus size range, but I settled on only one item from the plus range, as these shoes won my heart instantly.

The love I have for these shoes…they are just so killer cool, with their patent leather shininess, pointed toe, gold buckles and subtle platform….I just knew Duckie would approve!

Canadian alternative plus size blogger, MArgot Meanie in Missguided, Addition Elle & f21+

Canadian alternative plus size blogger, MArgot Meanie in Missguided, Addition Elle & f21+{  jacket – Missguided | shoes – Missguided | jeans – f21+, sold out | sweater – Addition Elle, sold out }

My second item was this really cute cropped tartan jacket.  I ordered it in a size up as I wanted to be able to layer with it, and I’ve happy I did.  Though with sizing up, it’s not as cropped as I hoped it would be.  But, happily, I am able to do some tailoring myself and plan on taking about 2-2.5″ off the bottom so it hits where I want it to.

I’m also rocking some older jeans I picked up from f21 maybe last year or the year before.  I wasn’t getting a lot of wear out of them recently, but then I decided to rip out the knees and I can’t stop wearing them now!

And lastly, this sweater is my boyfriend sweater that I won from PS it’s Fashions give away from a few months back, I already featured it here.  I just love this sweater and I don’t know how this escaped my notice, as I  have been wearing it constantly since it has arrived, but while sitting in the pub with my sister in law one afternoon, about a week ago maybe, I realised it has elbow patches!!

I ♥ elbow patches.

They are the same material and not contrasted, so I guess that’s why I hadn’t noticed before, but boy, did I feel like a dunce!

What are some of your biggest style influences?  Does it come from movies, music, magazines, bloggers?  Let me know as I would love to see!

 

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oh and here’s a little Duckie and the reason for the blog title….