Happy Saturday peeps! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. It’s hard to believe but this is the final instalment in my Holiday Double Slay Look Book! It’s been an amazing week sharing with you not only great holiday fashions but also my friendships with these fabulous women.
For this final look I asked my bestie Amanda, the voice behind the blog Latest Wrinkle where she talks all things style, beauty and lifestyle related to join me. Amanda is also a free lance writer with a regular column in Huffington Post Canada. And she has a background and experience in fashion design.
I met Amanda very early on in my blogging journey through Instagram. The plus size community in Toronto is pretty small so I was fortunate enough to have gotten to know many people but I was completely surprised to find Amanda through other channels as she blogs about fashion for EVERYONE regardless of size as well as beauty and lifestyle.
We went for high tea one afternoon and let’s just say our friendship was born while eating delectable treats and drinking delicious tea. Amanda is a sweet, confident, stylish and well spoken women. It is clear that she is passionate about what she does and has a wealth of knowledge as she has been blogging for over 5 years.
Our friendship has been a natural evolution but going to Full Figured Fashion Week and The Curvy Con in New York in June this year really solidified things for us. We had an absolute blast. Amanda is so funny, genuine, kind, thoughtful and at the same time strong, dynamic and a tell it like it is woman. And I completely respect that! I honestly don’t know what I would do without her now so I hope she realizes she is stuck with me lol.
Given our work with one of our fave brands Society+, choosing to showcase outfits from there was an obvious choice We have both been so impressed with the work Society+ has done in 2016 as they rapidly expand their growing brand and in particular their in house design styles that are available in sizes 14 to 32. It’s been an honour to be a small part of it and see their passion for making clothes that are accessible in an extended size range.
Amanda and I share a love of all things girly and pink and floral. So when we saw these Soiree Midi Skirts in these fabulous floral prints and variety of colours we knew we had to twin them. For Amanda’s review of this look please click here.
I have been so in love with the floral trend for Fall because they are by far my favourite prints. So when I saw that this skirt came in 7 different patterns and rich vibrant colours I wanted every single one! And I particularly love that they have options in non traditional holiday colours.
Society+ has done a fantastic job of designing pieces with the plus size girl in mind and this skirt is no exception. This skirt is my favourite midi length, in a full circle cut in a gorgeous satin like fabric and is fully lined. And it has a thick 3 inch coordinating elastic waist band and pockets.
I chose this gorgeous yellow and navy print because I wanted to showcase a colour palette that you wouldn’t normally think of for the holidays. But because this skirt is such a special piece it definitely says I am ready to party and sparkle and twirl!
Overall I absolutely love this skirt! I am wearing the size 26/28 which is my typical Society+ size and the fit was perfect. If I had to make one change, it would be the waist band. I have a shorter torso so I find that 3 inches is a little bit too thick for me.
And of course we had to pair this with one of Society+’s signature pieces – a crop top! This fall they launched a colder weather version of their signature caged crop. It is made of faux suede which is one of fall’s hottest trends and has elbow length sleeves. It comes in 6 different colours and 2 different styles.
I love a crop top like this because it works perfectly with a high waisted midi skirt. You can show a little bit of skin or a lot depending on your preference. For me, I like to show just a little. And it is nice compared to full length tops that are bulky to tuck into skirts.
I am wearing the size 26/28 in this top which is my normal size but I did find it to run a bit on the small side as the fabric doesn’t have as much stretch as its caged strappy sister.
And I think it also depends on how busty you are. I would definitely say that ideally my girls needed more room lol. So my recommendation would be to size up if you are like me.
To complete this look I decided to keep the colours in the same family as the skirt by adding these gold metallic flats from Full Beauty which have quickly become a staple in my wardrobe. I love the bow detail and the sling back style with just a tiny heel. And the metallic is a perfect neutral for any look.
I then added this classic top handle style satchel from Aldo. I loved the colour and the blinged out accessory tag that came with it. And I added a little flare with my white fur pom pom. After this all I needed was a statement necklace which I pulled from my collection and some bracelets with a little bit of sparkle.
This look is perfect for so many different occasions this holiday season and it is easy to put together and comfortable yet stylish! Finding something to wear for all your holiday parties and festivities shouldn’t be stressful and you should feel great. And that is definitely how I feel when I wear this! So who’s ready to celebrate the season with me? Cheers!
Both of our looks were provided care of Society+ but all opinions are our own. Special thanks to Society+ for helping to make this project possible. And thank you so much Amanda for agreeing to be a part of it all.
Special thanks to Robert of Robert Skuja Photography for these gorgeous photos.
Crop Top by SOCIETY+ | Skirt by SOCIETY+ | Shoes by FULL BEAUTY | Bag by ALDO | Bracelets by LANE BRYANT (alternative here) | Necklace is VINTAGE (alternative here) |