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Francesca's Style

A Stroll In The Park

I’m back! And so glad to be back…..I’m happy to be living in my favourite city again, I’m happy to be back at work, and I’m especially happy to blog again!

These past few months have been really busy for me, so busy that I’ve neglected my website but I’m proud to say that I’m finally ready, super excited and eager to get back at it!

Vancouver is fabulous! The city is exciting, big, full of diversity, natural beauty, with endless shopping possibilities, and with Seattle just a hop, skip and a jump away the shopping is even better.

After a month and a half of no shopping….pause for shock….I started to feel restless and decided to go out and find myself a nice spring outfit.  I visited the nearest Addition Elle and found this amazing L&L Long Sleeve Shirt Dress in toffee colour ON SALE! Yes, this very flattering item was only $65.99!  Find it here

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The fabric is made of 100% lyocell which is a form of rayon, care should be taken when cleaning this piece, hand wash with a light detergent and lay flat to dry with a low setting iron will do just fine.  It’s not stretchy however it is roomy enough that you could easily layer it over a long sleeve top and still feel comfy. I am wearing a size 20 and I find it true to size.

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My dress is a simple black short sleeve dress made of a knit viscose fabric purchased from Giant Tiger….yes you read that right…Giant Tiger! I purchased it for only $16 and am very happy with the purchase! I don’t normally shop at Giant Tiger but one afternoon last summer my hubby and I visited a Giant Tiger in Calgary to look for plant supplies and I noticed they had a plus size section. I have to admit, I was a little surprised and very interested to see what they had.  I found this cute little simple black dress, tried it on and was super excited because it was such a flattering fit, and at $16? There was no question, I was sold 🙂 It rests a few inches above my knees but I’m not insecure, I love my strong looking thighs 😛

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The shoes….oh how I love the shoes! Wedges are my favourite, they are easy to walk in and go with everything.  I found these fabulous tan coloured shoes at Devon Shoes in Metrotown. They were on clearance for only $25! They are light and don’t have that clunky, heavy feel to them.  The black leather backpack is from Aldo Accessories, another sale item for only $40! The straps are long enough for a larger frame however I prefer to one-side-it 😛

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This particular day was amazing! The weather was nice, the air was filled with the aroma of cherry blossoms in full bloom that strolling through the Rose Gardens in Stanley Park was the perfect place to be on a beautiful Saturday afternoon 🙂


Photos captured by Jon Pernul