+ 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.

plus size shopping guide | trench coats

 

  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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lookbook | Ready to Stare

One of my FAVOURITE things about blogging is getting to sneak peek at lookbooks by your favourite brands and designers.  So when Alysse of Ready to Stare posted how excited she was about the lookbook and the launch, I HAD to get in touch to see if I could take a look!

My jaw hit the floor when I saw the sample of images she sent and I had to ask for more details on a few of my favourite pieces!

I’m gonna let you experience that feeling right meow! Details on the launch below.

The Laverne | READY TO STARE | summer lookbookREADY TO STARE | summer lookbookThe Simone ladder body chain| READY TO STARE | summer lookbookThe "I Met God She's Black" Silver Thigh Chain | READY TO STARE | summer lookbookREADY TO STARE | summer lookbookThe Nicki Caged Body Chain | READY TO STARE | summer lookbookREADY TO STARE | summer lookbook      The Angela| READY TO STARE | summer lookbookThe Laverne | READY TO STARE | summer lookbook

Did your jaw just hit the floor?!  Not only are the photos stunning, but the pieces shine right though!

My personal favs would include the “Simone Ladder Body Chain” which is the black chest harness, the “Nicki Caged Body Chain” which has a slightly more dainty and intricate front detail and I’m just dying over the “Laverne back chain” so much so that I included 2 striking photos to open and close my lookbook choices.  Not only are the two photos stunning, but the mix of chain weights has me swooning!

a little something from the designer:

The collection is inspired by powerful women living their daily lives confidently and authentically. The collection features 12 different body chains, belts, head chains, anklets and introduces leg chains for the first time to the Ready to Stare family of everyday statement pieces. Every piece in the collection is named after a famous feminist of today or the past such as Lucy Stone and Laverne Cox. Pieces range from $35-$99 and are available in sizes S-5X.

The lookbook was shot by Cleveland photographer Linda Ford across two days and features nine different models varying from a size 2 to a size 26. The lookbook shows models both in basic black swimwear paired with the body chains and 90s vintage garments to show you that body chains are for every body and every occasion. The vintage garments will also be on sale. Hair and make-up was done by Mary-Morgan Byrd.

I think my favourite name is for the silver thigh chain { which can come with a garter strap if you so chose! } which is the “I Met God She’s Black”. LOVE IT!

The collection is available TODAY on etsy and you can also check out more images from this lookbook on readytostare.com.

Thank you Alysse for letting me share this today! I adore supporting indie designers and brands, especially those who value inclusivity! I cannot wait to get my paws on a couple of these chains!

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Holiday Gift Guide: for star gazers

Here is my third installment to my  Holiday Gift Guide series this month.

Today’s list “for star gazers” is dedicated to those fascinated by the cosmos.  Whether her heart beats for science or mysticism, she will love these items!

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Do these items make you feel starry eyed?  Which item sends you over the moon?

You can see the rest of my Holiday Gift Guide series here:

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Holiday Gift Guide: for blogger babes

Continuing on with my Holiday Gift Guide series, this entry is for the blogger babe in your life!

These gals like luxury, items that make blogging or taking photos easier, organize busy schedules or special items to sass up an outfit!

 

holiday wishlist : for blogger babes  // margotmeanie.com

  • “Blog Life” I have only seen this available at a local shop called The Barefoot Contessa, in Vancouver
  • 4 in 1 ollioclip ipad lens kit
  • Filofax personal organizer
  • Statement jewelry {this one is from Cool Gal Blue}
  • Essie nail effects, nail appliques
  • Perfume, I am partial to Vera Wang “Princess” , Nina Ricci’s “Nina” & “Miss Dior”
  • Moschino Barbie doll magic iphone case {or any cute novelty phone case}

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See anything you fancy?  Anything that’s been eluding your closet?

Visit my other lists in this years Holiday Gift Guide series:

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outfit | House of Fraser & junarose

I couldn’t help but be woo’ed by this little black number by Danish brand, Junarose.  I have been admiring their brand for sometime, but had yet to indulge myself.  So when I was approached by House of Fraser, who wanted to get the word out about their ever expanding plus department, to pick an item I was like “HELLS YES!”

Up until then, I had been aware of House of Fraser, but was woefully unaware that they ship to Canada.  I’m very happy to be adding a new destinaion for Canadian plus sized shoppers!

margot meanie // House of Fraser // junarose

margot meanie // House of Fraser // junarose

margot meanie // House of Fraser // junarose

It was reeeeeally hard to pick.  Their plus selection is truly diverse and incredibly well stocked with fashionable items!

In the end the  little black dress spoke to me the loudest, perhaps it’s because it was also the sparkliest!

I styled this dress a couple different ways.

Honestly, this dress does not require any additional adornments, as it, itself is a jewel!  But I wanted to share a few ways to do up this dress for different events.

The first look a bit more edgy and would be great for a dolled up house party.  I accessorized with some chunky platform boots and some geometric silver jewelry.  I did a smoky eye, with strong winged eyeliner {kinda a staple in my make up routine} and I did a softer lip, which was a Covergirl creme lipstick called “romantic”.

margot meanie // House of Fraser // junarose

margot meanie // House of Fraser // junarose

margot meanie // House of Fraser // junarose

margot meanie // House of Fraser // junarose

junarose dress c/o House of Fraser

 

The other, a little more classic and perfect for a work holiday party or a New Years event.  I went with a simple, yet impressive heel and some big bling in my ears.  With this look I kept the strong upper lid eyeliner, but did a super sparkly soft pinky peach, eyeshadow as my lower lid eyeliner, while rocking a red ombre lip.  I used Rimmel’s Kate Moss branded matte lipstick in #107, which has been a favourite of mine since I got it {I actually need a new one} and I used a burgundy eye shadow from an Almay palette, to contour the outer lip.

The clutch and both these shoes are from my recent score whilst thrift shopping, I took better photos of them and shared them on my instagram.

I’ve already worn this once, to the closing night of V.Alt and I’m looking forward to more occasions and parties in the near future to bring this one out!

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science/visions winter 2014 lookbook by Domino Dollhouse

science/visions winter 2014 lookbook by domino dollhouseI swoon!

That is how I felt once I got a peek of the new { Science/Visions } winter 2014 Domino Dollhouse lookbook!  The collection is dramatic, clean, modern, dark & intriguing.  Definitely after my heart!

Here are a few of my favourite pieces and editorial photos: {all images courtesy of Domino Dollhouse, click the image to enlarge}

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science/visions winter 2014 lookbook by domino dollhouse

 

From Domino Dollhouse:

For our Winter 2014 collection, we wanted to focus on 2 things: fashion and wearability. Inspired by movies like
Bladerunner and Tron, we wanted to offer something the plus size community had never seen before. For our
Science/Visions collection, we are offering a taste of everyday luxury in a way that is anything but basic. We
focused on luscious, soft stretch jerseys and added edge-y accents, such as faux stretch suede and perforated
pleather. These pieces are perfect for everyday wear…the ultimate in cool comfort. This entire collection was
Made in the USA by a plus size woman-owned factory and the quality is superb. The Science/Visions pieces are
available in sizes 1X-4X and range from $35-140. The collection will be launched on 11.14.14.

What do you guys think??  I absolutely adore the palette and the textures look lux and edgy!  I’d love to get my hands on a few pieces, specifically the moon leggings, that silky looking purpley grey crop tee, the geometric print maxi set and that jacket with the perforated faux leather!

As I said… I swoon! 

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outfit | navy

navy // margot meanie

navy // margot meanie

navy // margot meanie

navy // margot meanie

navy // margot meanie

navy // margot meanie

 

It seems the rainy season is taking it’s grasp here in Vancouver.  I’ve lost my light, which sounds so dramatic, but really it’s just that I’ve had no luck taking indoor photos as I really rely on the afternoon light that fills half my home.

Luckily it was a clear, sunny and gorgeous day to take a ferry across to visit some friends on Vancouver Island.  With the sun out and a beautiful nautical backdrop I wrangled my husband into taking photos of me {which really isn’t much of a wrangle, he’s pretty keen on helping me out for photos}.

So this is what I wore for my ferry ride!  I’ve been meaning to get a photo of this dress from ASOS for over 2 weeks now.  Damn you grey skies!  Don’t get me wrong, I love the rain, I’m just annoyed that it’s getting in the way of me being able to grab my own shots at home which can prove to be even more problematic during the very dreary Vancouver winter I’m looking ahead to.  But it worked out for the best as this is a lovely location and is a refreshing change to have some outdoor photos!

Back to this dress, ASOS CURVE Cami Dress With Lace Trim  it’s still available online and it’s on a crazy clearance deal, only $34 cdn!!  I ordered this in a UK 24, I was about to get a 22 but last minute changed my mind and I’m happy I did.

I adore how this fits.  

You know how sometimes you put an item on and you just feel right?? That happened immediately in this! I felt so sexy and stylish.  It’s just enough of a flapper feel for me, but remaining completely in the modern era.

I will get a TON of wear out of this dress!

I paired this with my New Look Inspire waterfall faux leather jacket that I got last year, {similar} to keep it edgy and to keep any fall chill at bay!

In other news, tomorrow is my 1 year blogaversary!!  I’ll have a little write up of my feelings on the last year I’ve spent blogging!

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