#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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outfit | Ravens for Babens

ok, that title was a streeeeetch!! haha…but it goes well with Wednesdays post “crows before bros” where I featured one of my pieces from indie designer, Candy Strike. 

Today I bring you some boho, gothy, monochrome chicness.

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blazer – c/o Cool Gal Blue | crop – c/o Candy Stike  | bag – c/o Avenue { sold out }

I styled this look two ways. The first with a blazer to show how I would wear this three quarters of the year { Fall, Winter, Spring }. The Second with a vest, which I could wear another three quarters of the year, { Spring, Summer Fall…Hooray for moderate, pacific north west weather! } The vest is also an old staple piece bought long long ago from f21+.

The blazer is from Cool Gal Blue, you can get it in black from my collection or you can get it in White or Coral from Jessica Kane’s collection { I guess I hit the nail on the head with finding that gem, so much so Jessica loved it enough to include it in her collection as well! }

The crop is my second piece gifted from Candy Strike.  I have to say, I was surprised when I opened my package to see and feel the fabric. I had originally thought when we ran the contest on alternativecurves that the fabric would be a cotton blend/jersey type of fabric, but in actuality, it’s spandex! I really like how the fabric sits and the added weight really makes the skater skirt sit well and the top drapes across the bust in a really pleasing way! I do admit, when I saw Elizabeth sent me 2X’s, I was nervous. My chest always bumps me up to 3X’s, but in this case, it fit really well.

The skirt is an older maxi dress I got from forever 21 + well over a year ago. I really like that I can convert it to a skirt by folding the jersey fabric tank top underneath. Though a funny thing is, the more I wear sheer clothing and crop tops and the more comfortable in my body I am, the more I think, hmm, “that inside hemline need to come up a bit to show off more leg“, or “maybe I don’t need to wear an undershirt under this sheer blouse, I can just rock a bra or bandeau“, it’s liberating and refreshing and shows the power of dressing for yourself.

You’ve all seen this hat, as it’s a tried and true staple, also from f21 { seriously, I do get a lot of cheap staples/scores from f21, don’t I?! }. The sunnies are from my Cool Gal collection as well, but they are all sold out.

I also accessorized with my avenue bag, thrifted sandals, some vintage necklaces, metallic tattoo accents under my eyes, a moody lippy blend and earrings by etsy seller peachtreats.

I hope you all have some wonderful weekend plans ahead! My Father in Law is headed out for a fun weekend, including a massive streetfest on Sunday. I’ll make sure to snap and instagram my day on “The Drive” { it’s the popular nickname for my neighbourhood } But before all that, we have a big backyard BBQ planned for this evening that I am about to run off and start prep and set up for!

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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. @isabel_hendrix

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2 @readytostare

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

3. @nataliemeansnice

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

4. @katanafatale

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5. @thisismeagankerr

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6. @flossylox

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7.  @curvily

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8. @manfattan

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9 @rosariummm

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10. @fatshionpeepshow

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11. @jessicabiffi

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12. @alyssapandaeyes

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13. @rolypolywardrobe

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14. @mrsbebeblog

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15. @curvesbecomeher

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16. @notafraidtowearheels

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17. @jesskuuh

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18. @dressingoutsidethebox

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19. @chubblebubble

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

20. @_howtobedope

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21. @flightofthefatgirl

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22. @rosewolfheart

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23. @kobi_jae

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24. @thekalekitten

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25. @plumpbabydoll

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26. @lafatshionista

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27. @mariesouthardospina

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28. @devotchka87

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29. @ladyv33

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30. @irrlicht_

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31. @charitythemute

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32. @shalindrome

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33. @wiccan_legacy

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34. @katelondonjames

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35. @darlingiknow

35 Plus Size instagrammers rocking crop tops

BONUS:

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

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{ all images are borrowed from their instagram accounts }

Now go forth, follow and be inspired!!

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// friday i’m in love #28 //

Friday I’m in Love is a weekly feature where I curate my top 3 looks I have seen online each week. 

Suit up ladies!!  Nothing makes me swoon more than a lady rocking a suit!! Here are this weeks pick!!

// Paige of Pebbles Beaufort  // The Full Set

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This girl looks divine, she’s a total femme fatale!!  I’m completely enamored with her blue, Hollywood/mermaid locks and how amazingly tailored this suit is on her!!

I love, love, looove how she accessorized with a bright red lippie and a bad ass , spiked ear cuff!

*swoon*

You can follow Paige on her blog instagram or tumblr!

 

2//Assa from My Curves & Curls //FRENCH CURVES: “incarner un personnage réel ou fictif”

my curve and curls // friday i'm in love // margot meanie

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This week marked a huge collaborative event in the French Curves group {man I wish I could speak french fluently, I am very much a novice} in which they were instructed to recreate a look.

Assa chose to replicate a look by Miroslava Duma, who is a former editor of Harper’s Bazaar Russia.  These two pieces aren’t actually a matching suit, but I’m so impressed with how close they look!  Click here to see the original, I think she did a perfect tribute!

You can follow Assa on her blog , facebook or instagram!

 

3// Rosa from Rosariummmm // Clueless Chick

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Rosa’s timing could not have been better, as I was searching for a third bad ass girl who has suited up,  there she was, at the top of my instagram feed in a super cute skirt suit!

Perfectly reminiscent of “Clueless”,  she’s rocking this suit in style and I adore it!  Can you believe she re-purposed this from an old suit from the 80’s her mom gave her?!! Brilliant!

You can follow Rosa on her blog, tumblr or instagram!

 

 

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// friday i’m in love #27 //

Friday I’m in Love is a weekly feature where I curate my top 3 looks I have seen online each week. 

I sadly missed last weeks friday i’m in love due to feeling under the weather, but I’m back this week with some edgy babes!

// Genevieve of Mllechevre  // The Great Escape

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Hello chiffon!! Easily my favourite fabric of the summer, especially when used with a maxi!! I adore this monochrome ombre chiffon maxi.

She looks so perfectly edgy with her flaming red hair, bowler hat & nose piercing! I swoon!

Those white frames are pretty kickin’ as well!

You can follow Genevieve on her tumblr,  instagram, lookbook or check out her photography on her website mllechevre.com!

 

2//Nadia from Throwing a Curve Ball // Black Hi-Lo

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I have just found Nadia on instagram and I am smitten beyond belief with her cute stylishness!

I adore her all black outfit with a helleva statement necklace in silver.  The added leopard slippers are just the right bad ass touch along with a black leather jacket, which I’m pretty sure might be the definition of “edgy”, go look it up, I’ll wait ;)

You can follow Nadia on her blog or instagram!

 

3// Sallamari from Mangos for Flamingos // Day at the car show

friday i'm in love #26 // Sallamari of Mangos for Flamingos  // margotmeanie.com

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This gal is SUCH a cutie patootie!!  Her blog is in Finnish, so when it translates I’m always a bit baffled, but she seems like a ton of fun!

This look is adorable edgy!  The stripy 3/4 length tee is awesome, paired with this full midi skirt and bright yellow tights!  I love her hair and BIG round shades!

Side note, her pose in this shot somewhat reminds me of the tightrope portrait in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion!

You can follow Ashley on her blog, lookbook or instagram!

 

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// the brightest witch of her age //

 

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I am unabashedly, a HUG Harry Potter nerd!!

In fact, such a Potterphile, that my very first blog post on here about 10 months go was a about a Harry Potter party that I hosted and went full tilt on! {please excuse how long winded it is, it was my first time back to blogging for seven or so years!! oh and I first named this blog Miss Meanie goes to Paris, which was equally long winded, so I changed that pretty quick!}

I have a huge collection of cool HP bric-à-brac, most of which I brought back last year after visiting the most magical place on earth, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! We have most of it out on display, but we really want to get  a better shelf to display all our curious & magical items.  The wands are still in their boxes and we’d really like to get a stand to display them more nicely.

It had occurred to me, that although I had mentioned purchasing this top back in March when I was down at ECCC, I had never actually taken any outfit shots with it!

It’s actually one of the staples in my wardrobe right now, on account of it being A) a crop top B) the most lightweight soft material ever C)being black & D) it’s wonderfully nerdy! I actually altered this a bit.  I took the straps up, as I hate big gaping armholes that show off my bra, which also made it a shorter crop top, which worked well for me!

//what i wore//

I wouldn’t normally wear the kitty ears out with this outfit, but I was in a fun mood.  It also occurred to me, that I never smile in any of my photos, so that has been remedied in this post!

//deathly hallows crop – android sheep, they only have one size, but it fits pretty well, if just a tad snug which makes the lines look rippled

//pleated skater skirt & geometric cuff – forever21+

//skinny belt w/gold cross & suspender tights – ASOS curve, sadly these did not live as long as I had hoped.  The thinner nylon on the top is just full of runs {or ladders a they call them in the UK}

//shoes – thrifted

//moon pendant necklace – a gift from my mom & step dad.  The image is of the phase the moon was in when I was born!

 

Well, that is my witchpoo look!  You know, with it being Wednesday and the whole, on “Wednesday’s we wear black” that seems to be a new mantra of mine!

Are you a crazy potterphile too?  Or are you part of any other fandom??  I’m kind of a fangirl for a lot of fandoms! Let me know what you’re into!!

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// caturday #18 //

Ecclectic Eccentricity // All Creatures Great & Small - Cat Necklace // caturday #18

All Creatures Great & Small: a collection of super sweet limited edition ceramic animals, all with their own tales to tell. Channel your inner spirit guide and start having adventures with your new best buddy!

Hand painted and glazed ceramic cat pendant, hung from a 24″ gold plated snake chain. Incredibly detailed, these animal pendants are adorable! Being ceramic, they are fragile so do take care when on you’re on your amazing adventures together.”

Image of All Creatures Great & Small - Corgi NecklaceImage of All Creatures Great & Small - Lop Eared Bunny NecklaceImage of All Creatures Great & Small - Winged Lion NecklaceImage of All Creatures Great & Small - Fox NecklaceImage of All Creatures Great & Small - Spider Monkey NecklaceI know these aren’t all cats, but this line is just spades and spades worth of cute!  I wish I had them all!

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