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2nd Annual BIG Deal Toronto Blogger Closet Sale

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The big day is almost here! Tomorrow is the second annual BIG Deal Toronto closet sale in Toronto! Here, you will be able to meet with and shop the closets of some of your favourite Canadian plus-size bloggers. Hosted by Karen Ward of The Curvy Canadian at 3030 Bar and Lounge in the Junction tomorrow from 2-6pm, BIG Deal will be an event you don't want to miss! Cocktails, shopping, socializing, door prizes and best of all.. air conditioning! Special thanks to our sponsors:
Your Big Sister's Closet Lane Bryant eShakti Makeup Forever FitZone Plus
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International Fuller Woman Expo: Canadian Edition

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On July 14, I had the pleasure of being involved in one of the most inspiring and meaningful projects I could ever imagine existed in the plus size community, The International Fuller Woman Expo.
It all started when I read a post on Marie Denee's blog, The Curvy Fashionista which showcased The Fuller Woman Expo, US Edition. After seeing this, I went to the FWE website, and saw an advertisement for an open model call in Toronto. I attended the audition on June 1st to check out the scene. I had never modelled professionally, let alone walked the runway before so I was extremely nervous. Ultimately I got called back for a second audition and landed a part in the fashion show! After this, frequent rehearsals took up a chunk of my schedule, but in the end it was worth it to see my hard work and practice paid off! 
The mission of the FWE is to "empower the plus-size woman to recognize her internal and external beauty; to educate and motivate through workshops and seminars, while p…

Pride Pack: What to Bring

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It was Toronto Pride last weekend and I spent the entire weekend in the city with some friends. That being said, I knew I had to pack up everything I could possibly need for the weekend into a couple of bags. I didn't have the opportunity to come back to my place at all during the weekend, which is about an hour outside of the city so I probably squished a couple hundred different items into four bags. It was kind of a hassle to juggle so many bags, but I didn't want to forget anything! I probably packed a weeks worth of clothes into a rolling suitcase, had a bag full of shoes, and a backpack filled with makeup, toiletries and my laptop!
I think I brought 7 pairs of shoes for 4 days, which might seem excessive but during Pride, you never know where you're going to end up! When packing for my weekend fashion, I thought of comfort before all else. Who says comfortable clothes can't be stylish right? For example, as unfashionable as running shoes might be, they really ca…