Jean Shopping #WeTheCurvy Style

For me, buying jeans is always a challenge. Buying jeans when I have put on weight even more so. With autumn looming and no jeans to wear I had to invest in a new pair. Thanks to Meredith Shaw (@meredithshawtoronto) of 104.5 Chum FM fame I knew to head to Old Navy. Meredith is a big advocate of body positivity, inclusivity and is the face of #WeTheCurvy. If you don’t follow her on Instagram, you definitely should.

A big thank you to Mary at Old Navy CF Markville for all the help in finding a new pair. I went to the change room with two sizes that were too big for me and then Mary took charge of finding me a perfect pair. Awesome experience. I will definitely be back when I need a smaller size.

My jeans are Old Navy Rockstars. Meredith and Mary are rockstars too.

The Coach Market Tote 

Since I was little, autumn was my favourite time of year. I always loved back to school fashions and the sense of a new beginning. While it has been many years since I returned to school, I love when I can bring out my cooler weather clothes again. Every autumn I may add a few new pieces if I find something in one of my favourite colours that suit me. 

Over the last few years, I have slowly been trying to add navy instead of black to my basic neutral wardrobe. While September is still a few weeks away, I introduced something new to my accessory wardrobe – a Coach Market Tote in Navy with a Teal coloured lining. I had been looking for a navy purse and/or bag for awhile and happened upon this beautiful one when I recently popped into a Coach store for a look. I consider myself a poster girl and brand ambassador for Coach as I have owned and loved their leather goods for more than two decades. It was love at first site when I saw this tote. I love its versatility – one can open it completely as a tote or close the centre clasp for a purse look. It has a few inside pockets for your mobile or transit pass and a large zippered pocket too. Since I often stop on my way home from work, I needed something to put my work tablet in to bring it with me on the go and this bag is perfect for that. I am also a shutterbug and have been wanting to use my Canon Camera DSLR more often and this tote allows me to take it on my local travels. I love that Coach now allows you personalize your own hang tag. I kept it simple with my initials with a heart to balance them in between. I am always doodling hearts and I love the heart symbol as it represents love and sharing kindness with the world. 


If you haven’t been to Coach recently and are looking for a new purse or tote, pop in to see the new collections. Thank you to Stephanie and Manus at the Coach Store at CF Markville for the amazing service experience. I absolutely love my beautiful new market tote!