Behold, a lavender lemon cupcake! It was such a perfect cupcake - marvelous mix of flavours, moist center with a bit of a crispy outside, just the right amount of icing - I had to do it justice with a photo collage. It did strike me at some point when I was taking these photos that I might be a little desperate for blog photos these days.
After a full day of errands, I was looking forward to attending a "Ladies Night" at Renegade, where noted Sexologist Dr. Carlen Costa was going to be speaking. Alas, I arrived too late, and missed Carlen's talk on self-pleasure and orgasms, which I gathered was thoroughly enjoyed by the women in the audience. I've seen Dr. Carlen speak at another event, and she is delightful - extremely knowledgeable, charming and has a great sense of humour. This was the second party at the store that I had been invited to since it opened back in August, and Christine has also hosted a games night. Renegade is acquiring a reputation not only a place to find attractive plus-size clothing, but also a place where women can get together and have fun in a supportive, nonjudgemental environment. All shapes and sizes welcome!
Another thing I like about the parties at Renegade is that the women who attend make a real effort to dress up. The women in the photos above are wearing outfits they had purchased at the store. The curved line of buttons on the skirt of the dress on the right emphasizes the curve of her hips, and you can see the saucy bow at the back reflected in the mirror.
The redhead on the left wore the dress she is wearing in a mini-fashion show during the evening. The sassy dame on the right found her funky dress at Penningtons, of all places. Their clothing used to be very stuffy and conservative (I know because I worked there when I was going to university) so I was surprised to see they now more stylish and fun plus-sized clothing.
There were more cupcakes from The Boombox Bakeshop (it was a two cupcake day for me!)
Kayla and I went rack to rack (so to speak) in our black and gold dresses, After the party, the two of us went to a Motown Party at a local club - it was Saturday night, and I was still awake after 10 pm so I thought I'd better take advantage of it. It was a lot of fun, and I danced more than I had in years, although I had definitely worn the wrong outfit for dancing - the dress was soaked with sweat by the time I got home.
I'm including this photo so I can get in on The Stylecrone's Hat Attack this month (#19, can you believe it??). Even though it's a bathroom selfie shot with my phone, I really like the photo - it shows off the hat perfectly and my skin looks pretty awesome, which is something to celebrate these days.