A few weeks back I was invited to a plus size fashion blogger event at SexyPlus Clothing’s new location in Mississauga.
I was excited to attend because it meant I could
- See all my fatshionable friends
- Check out the store & selection (I’d never been to SPC prior to this)
- Try on lots of fun stuff!
And it didn’t disappoint. Owner Stephanie Augusteijn has created a lovely, plus-friendly
boutique complete with spacious changing rooms with robes & shoes (amazing forethought!) chairs for resting (or putting your man on to wait for you while you shop) and of course a nice selection of clothes.
I’ll admit I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. I never actually made it out to the previous location on Yonge St. partially because of scheduling and also because the name
SexyPlus Clothing made me think of slinky, cheap clubwear like Voluptuous and that just isn’t my style. The new location was also a little daunting as it is out literally in the middle of nowhere at the end of a long row of industrial units.
Despite the location, you could call it an oasis of fatshion! Stephanie had a great selection of upmarket brands like Igigi, Kiyonna and Joseph Ribkoff. I love Joseph Ribkoff stuff! And in a nod to the “sexy” part of SexyPlus there was a nice section of lingerie and other risque underthings that I was happy to see. Oftentimes you just see them online and can’t try them on which is sooo frustrating. I liked that I could touch them for myself here.
As for the event, it was smashing! There was yummy food and a gorgeous cake by Cake Star
Sweet Boutique and Ms. Tierra Sedgemore of Size Sexy Clothing line herself was there! Tierra led a size sexy self esteem activity at the event that got us all talking about what makes us “size sexy”. It’s great to see such positivity and support in our community.
I think all the ladies can agree that we had loads of fun shopping, modelling and socializing that night. I got to hang out with lots of great people, and meet some new ones. Here’s a list of the blogs represented that night:
Rebecca Northcott of Rebecca Northcott Photography was there to capture the night on film for us. She’s a great photographer! Maryanne Walczak of My Beaded Designs was also there displaying her beautiful creations. We even got a pair of earrings, how nice! I love mine.
Of course no blogger shopping night is complete without me coming home with something… *sigh* here’s what I picked up at the event: