Happy Canada Day everyone!! To all my fellow Canadians I hope you are having a wonderful day enjoying the beautiful weather. And to everyone from the rest of the world, I hope you are having a lovely Sunday afternoon.
As I have mentioned in my last few posts today is a special day here on the blog as my baby turns 3! I still can’t believe it, time has flown by and it has been an amazing ride. I tend to be a reflective person and I am in such awe of how far I have come, where this journey has taken me and the opportunities that lie ahead. And I never forget the challenges and disappointments because they are also part of the journey and only make me stronger.
I wanted to do something special to mark the occasion so I decided to do my first boudoir shoot. I have always shied away from it because of my professional career and some of the perceptions I have had to tackle but I have realized that the two are separate and I have the right to express myself creatively in my personal life.
This project became something bigger after a conversation I had with my good friend Lexie of the blog a0K.nyc. Lexie and I became internet friends through several groups she runs on Facebook and I felt an instant connection. We got to meet in person last year when I was in NYC and our friendship has blossomed ever since. So what were we discussing? In a nutshell, fat love.
I was inspired to create a series of posts over the next month that will discuss many issues surrounding fat love and to hopefully shed some light on something I feel very strongly about. So that is my cue to officially welcome you to the series “Soul to Skin – An Exposé on Fat Love”. In each post I will tackle a topic and share some amazing options for lingerie that I found in size 24 and up.
One of the things that I find very frustrating is the lack of lingerie available for plus size women who are above a size 20. The fit on most lingerie is already small and the sizing on plus lingerie that doesn’t come from a major retailer like Lane Bryant is honestly embarrassing. You think junior plus size on clothes is bad well the lingerie is about 10 times worse. Being the internet savvy researcher that I am I decided to go on a hunt. I was like there has to be something out there. And after a long search where I almost wanted to through my IPad at the wall a few times I finally found something that looked promising. I reached out to my good friend Stef, the owner of SexyPlus Clothing to see if she would go down the proverbial rabbit hole with me and try a new supplier. As a small boutique owner who has been in this market for almost 10 years she is no stranger to the challenges of finding clothing and lingerie that offer a true plus size fit. Her effort to find suppliers that offer this and a larger size range should be commended. I find many brands just accept it for what it is but not Stef.
I will share more details in upcoming posts but let’s say our determination paid off and we discovered an amazing new selection of plus size lingerie that comes in sizes 1x to 6x. Be sure to check out the VX Intimates line now available at SexyPlus Clothing. I chose the first set of pieces and will feature them in this series and more pieces are coming soon. SexyPlus ships internationally so I have got all my ladies covered!
I chose pieces that are colourful, soft and playful because I find that everything tends to be dark and overtly sexy if it does come in my size. I wanted things that you may have never seen. The Estrella baby doll is a perfect example. The tropical print speaks to my love of colour and prints and is so vibrant and fresh for summer. It comes with a matching g-string which I don’t personally wear so I paired it with some fun panties. The straps are adjustable which is very important for me as I have a shorter torso. I am wearing the 6x. The fabric is chiffon so there is no stretch and because of my hips I sized up. I recommend checking the size chart and ordering based on your measurements. This would also be perfect as a bathing suit cover up and its semi sheer so I would also wear this as a flowy top with a crisp pair of white shorts or capri leggings. It would be a perfect multi purpose piece for vacation.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your love and support, I can’t tell you how much it means to me. Mustangsallytwo would be nothing without all of you. If you have a question or topic that you want me to tackle during this series please leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer it. And stay tuned, it’s going to be an exciting month!
Thank you to Katie of Katiuska Idrovo Photography for the experience of a lifetime. I love that you see the beauty in women of all shapes and sizes.