style icon challenge // Anna Piaggi

anna piaggi // margot meanie

anna piaggi // margot meanie

anna piaggi // margot meanie


anna piaggi // margot meanie

anna piaggi // margot meanie

anna piaggi // margot meanie

anna piaggi // margot meanie


This week, in lieu of my normal {friday i’m in love} I am joining a amazingly fun group of bloggers and participating in a fun challenge! (this helps as I have been away for the week and not seen any outfits to post)

The challenge is to recreate the look of a Style Icon!  At first I toyed with ideas are Marlene Dietrich, but I just don’t have the proper pant suits I’d like in order to portray her, so my mind pondered and Anna Piaggi floated to the top pretty quick!

I have always been a HUGE fan of the a particular part of the fashion elite known as the eccentrics!  I adore their wild abandon when it comes to fashion and love how many of them act as muses for talented designers.  For them, fashion is truly a way of life and everyday is a work of art!

I recreated 3 looks by her and had an absolute blast playing with the theatrical make up, whimsical accessories and textures in the items she choose.

I admire her gusto and zest for eccentricity!

This weeks participants in the Style Icon Challenge are:

//  Michelle from Zaftigtimes

//  Aarti from Curves Become Her

//  Zadry from Curves à la Mode

// Veronica from Cid Style File

This was a lot of fun to do, though extremely hot!  Summer plus hat & fur & layers is a crazy mix!!

I cannot wait to see what each lady did!  I’m so happy to have the chance to participate!

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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

pebbles beaufort // friday I'm in love #28 // margot meanie

photos borrowed from her blog

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!


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

photos borrowed from her blog

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

roseriummm // friday I'm in love #28 // margot meanie

photos borrowed from her blog

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

friday i'm in love #26 // Genevieve of mllechevre //

image borrowed from her lookbook

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!


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

friday i'm in love #26 // Nadia of throwingacurveball  //

image borrowed from her instagram

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  //

image burrowed from her lookbook


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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// 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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// friday i’m in love #26 //

Friday I’m in Love is a weekly feature where I curate my top 3 looks I have seen online each week.  Though I will feature many plus size looks, I will also feature looks including straight sizes and gentlemen if the feeling strikes! 

// Sian from Forever Fabulous in Bows // What I Wore: leopard print cardi & sheer skirt

Sian from forever Fabulous in Bows // friday i'm in love #26 // Sian from forever Fabulous in Bows // friday i'm in love #26 //

Look at how gorgeous this sheer maxi is!! Just LOOK!!

It’s not a surprise that I am a HUGE fan of black chiffon and I absolutely LOVE maxi’s as well!  What a perfect summer look!

I adore the long line cardi too, and who doesn’t love a classic, over sized, designer bag to make the perfect “yes, I’m effortlessly chic” statement?

Just gorgeous!

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


2// Dionne from Supersize my Fashion // The Great Gatsby

Dionne from Superzie my Fashion // friday i'm in love #26 // Dionne from Superzie my Fashion // friday i'm in love #26 //

Oh my goodness, how fabulous does Dionne look in this absolutely gorgeous dress from the ASOS Salon line???  I have been wanting to write a piece on being a modern flapper girl with the Salon dresses as the key items!

She just looks beyond glamorous!  She got the look spot on and I’m super jealous that I don’t have this entire ensemble in my closet right meow!!

The jewelry she chose is perfect and the shoes are a lovely contrast to the dark dress, but still have just as much glitz and that purse is so much fun!

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


3// Ashley from This is Ashley Rose // My Style: Aussie Curves: Polka Dots

Ashley from this is Ashley Rose // friday i'm in love #26 // Ashley from this is Ashley Rose // friday i'm in love #26 //

Just look how pretty & posh Ashley is looking in these photos.  I adore the sheer polka dot blouse, the breezy, pleated midi skirt and the perfect pops of red in her shoes, handbag, skinny belt & lippie!

She looks like a perfect lady, completely pulled together and totally on trend with the sheer elements!

You can follow Ashley on her blogfacebook or instagram!


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wishlist // the clutch


One thing about being a fashion or style blogger is you are always looking for the perfect accent to your outfit.  Some sort of punctuation and a clutch can be just that item!

I really love the trend of an over sized clutch lately, but even just a small clutch can compliment an outfit so nicely.  It’s a wonderful statement in taste!

I’ve been finding my clothing choices lately to be very monochrome, which works well, since it seems to be fairly on trend.  But I find myself wanting a little something extra for each look and I think it’s the clutch that’s been missing!

These are a few of my top clutches I’ve seen while online window shopping lately!  (Don’t forget that hologram clutch from last weeks ASOS wishlist as well!!)

1//Patent Leatherette Clutch – Forever 21. Cute and ready for a party & it’s on sale for $13.99!!

2//Nali 3D Stone Clutch Bag – ASOS, I love how bold this bag is! It’s large, bright yellow and studded! Be still, my beating heart!

3//Cutwork Clutch, SimplyBe, I adore the laser cut and the bright pink underlay! I also love that this one comes with a crossbody strap!

4//Vegas Cutout Clutch, Fashion to Figure.  I have been enamored with this bag since GarnerStyle posted it on facebook a couple months ago.  It also comes in a great yellow, but is sadly sold out in that colour right meow.

5//Modernist Faux Leather Clutch, Forever 21. Ultra simple & chic clutch that will work with absolutely any outfit!

6//Elusive Edition Bag, ModCloth.  This novelty clutch has a curious whimsy to it that just draws me in.  Absolutely perfect for witchy days or Harry Potter inspired outfits!!


What kind of bag are you coveting right now?

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// Paris is always a good idea //

// paris is always a good idea // margot meanie

// paris is always a good idea // margot meanie

// paris is always a good idea // margot meanie

// paris is always a good idea // margot meanie


// paris is always a good idea // margot meanie

// paris is always a good idea // margot meanie

// paris is always a good idea // margot meanie

I’m busy trying to get used to my new laptop (YAY!).  It’s an HP and I’m sad to admit how dreadful I am now with PCs these day’s as I’ve spent all my time on macs for the last four years.  I was even thinking about downloading a skin to make it run like OS just so I can get my bearings.

I’m doubly excited this week,  because in addition to my new computer I also have plans to head out with a friend to take some proper & professional shots with his new camera!  I’m really looking forward to that, as I’m hating the grainy low quality photos I’ve been posting lately with my ipad.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my ipad dearly, it’s been really helpful to still get outfit shots done, but the camera is not the best and if it’s an overcast day, I loose the ability to take even halfway decent shots.

// what I wore //

I love monochrome, as you’ve probably noticed, most of my wardrobe is either black / white / grey or  off white.  My wardrobe is always running slim on pattern and colour.

This week I wore one of my favourite tops that I have owned FOREVER!  I sometimes think of letting it go, but something makes me keep it.  And Every time I wear it, I’m thankful I never let it go!

This skirt is just a perfect pleated skater skirt I got last winter while down in Las Vegas.  It’s the perfect basic and just makes so many outfits!

The real inspiration for this outfit though comes from the earrings.  They’re just tiny Eiffel tower danglies that I inherited from my Mother-in-law and I’ve always treasured them.  I know they are not worth a lot of money and that you can get these little trinkets on every street corner in Paris, but it still does nothing to diminish their charm for me!

They’re cute and remind me of Paris, a city that I truly love and can’t wait to go visit again.  Perhaps someday I’ll have an apartment there!

//hat & skirt – forever21+

//lace blouse – winners (from yeeeears ago)

//gold sparkly platform heels – payless shoes

//skinny belt – ASOS curve

//flower petal medusa jewelry – industrial strength

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Modcloth Uniquely You Campaign // The Vivacious & Vibrant Dress in Noir

// Modcloth Uniquely You Campaign // The Vivacious and Vibrant Dress in Noir by margot meanie

Last week I was contacted by Modcloth to participate in their Uniquely You Campaign. Of course I said YES, as I’m a huge fan of Modcloth and adore that they offer stylish clothes to ladies of all sizes!!

This weeks item was the Vivacious and Vibrant Dress in Noir. It’s simple and chic, but has the added detail on the neckline to make it feel like a really special piece.  It come in a variety of colours and comes in sizes small -4X!

Many looks came to mind when I first saw this dress, but ultimately, as day at the track won out!

Seriously, since this dress is so versatile, it’s just a blast to accessorize it!

Let’s start with how amazing this hat is! It’s so chic and perfect for a long day out in the sun. I try to hide from direct sunlight as much as possible and this hat will facilitates in style!

Since the hat is a golden straw, I decided to rock gold and yellow pieces with the rest of the look. This clutch is sooo vintage looking, I’m dying! Add a glint of gold on the wrist, some cute panda earrings (staying in the black, white & gold theme!), big black posh looking sunnies and the amazingly cute yellow wedge heels and this look is out of the gate!!


But since I loved this hat to very much, I did two bonus looks including the hat!

Links to all the pieces featured below!

// modcloth - picnic // by margot meanie

// modcloth - brunch // by margot meanie


Look One:

//Vivacious and Vibrant Dress in Noir

//Make Big Waves Hat (seriously, if someone wants to buy this for me, I’ll love you forever!! )

//Bamboo Brunching Earrings

//Vintage Inspired The Music Seen Sunglasses

//Laud of the Rings Bracelet

//Take it from the Taupe Wedge in Sunshine

//The Finishing Clutch is sadly sold out! But I could easily replace it with the Betsey Johnson Bling Outside the Box clutch


Look Two:

//Make Big Waves Hat

//Pink Martini Naturally Nouveau Dress (this dress only comes in straight sizes, but I was quite smitten with it anyway)

//Every Walking Moment Wedge

//Nautical Bow to Stern Scarf in Mustard Dots

//Sun Savvy Sunglasses

//Show ‘Em What You’re Braid of Bag

//Lime Crime Lipstick in Glamour


Look Three:

//Make Big Waves Hat

//B. Jones Style Skirt ( I have coveted this skirt for a very, very long time!  Someday it shall be mine!)

//The Head and the Art Sunglasses

//Can’t trust Myself Sandal (these come in a really pretty melon colour as well!)

//Summertime Fabness Bag

//Festival Prized Plume Bracelet


I hope you enjoyed these looks!  I had a great time putting them all together over on my polyvore boards!  And thank you to Modcloth, once again for including me in this campaign!!

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