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Author: anika Reid

24 Jan

Ya Girl Got Featured in Flare Mag!! Look At God! *Smiles*

Body Positivity is not about a destination! You do not just wake one day and all of a sudden you love your Body, Not even!

It is a Journey! a conscious decision you make daily to be kind and more gentle with yourself flaws and all. It has no Timeline. For some it takes days, others months, for me it took  many years. To be honest I am still on my Journey.

I received an opportunity to share my personal thoughts surrounding my insecurities I have had to face and still face with regards to my own body in this months edition of Flare Magazine Online.

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23 Jan

It’s Travel Tuesday!! Let’s do Jamaica in 72 hours!!!

Yep! 72 hours, you read it right! Last Wednesday I decided to go to Jamaica, I booked the ticket Thursday, and was on the Plane Friday. Crazy? some may say so, but if you follow me on Social Media, you know the opinions of others has little to no recourse on how I live my life. Proudly doing me since 1983! *giggles* A fun getaway sounds like the most logical thing to do when having to endure the intense beating of these Northern Winters here in Canada. Jamaica is a great remedy for what is known as the “Winter Blues” which I suffer from. This year has been particularly tough mourning my late Mother Sonia “Elaine” Reid. January 21st, 2018 would have been her 66th Birthday. It has been...
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5 Nov

Casual n’ Chic with a Sexy Little Peek Featuring SexyPlus Clothing

What I’m wearing… Crochet Top by Point Zero Curvy sold at SexyPlus Clothing (HERE) Distressed Jeans by Point Zero Curvy sold at SexyPlus Clothing (HERE) Summer is almost over, literally 18 more days left of this good weather here in the Greater Toronto Area. I have to admit, I am super upset about it as the sunshine has been therapeutic for me this year. So much has happened in Summer 2016, and I will share more details in a later post. I have been on leave from my full time Job this Summer and because of that there has been a huge rediscovery with the casual part of my personal style. There has not been much need for heels this Summer as my main focus was exploring different towns in the province...
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29 Aug

It was a ” Sensationnel Sunday” Indeed!

This past Sunday I had a fun time reviewing the “Empire” Collection for the Hair brand “Sensationnel.”   If you are a regular Reader of my Blog, or if you follow me on Social Media then you know a few months ago I embarked on a new Journey with my Hair. I now proudly wear Sisterlocks and I truly believe it has been one of the best hair moves I could have ever made. I also do a lot of freelance Modeling and creative Shooting for my Brand and other projects, so it is imperative that I can bring variety to my looks from day to day. Wearing wigs is a great way to accomplish that. Lately Blonde has been the colour of choice...
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11 Jul

Introducing: Blogging Tip Tuesdays!!!

Hey Fellow Style Mavens, So I had the esteemed pleasure of speaking at a really cool event called “Curves, Class and Cocktails” hosted by Toronto based Body Positive Activist and Model Tessanie Mowatt. I was floored by all the interest surrounding blog creation. So I decided to have a series on my Blog and on Instagram called “Blog Tip Tuesday’s.” Believe it or not I have invested hundreds if not thousands of dollars into my Blog and Brand The Stylish Reid. I wanted to know how the cyber industry worked and I utilized my time to work with professional coaches, attending online classes and investing to ensure I created something I loved and that is professional. I am happy to say that the fruits of...
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19 Jun

Throw Back Thursday!! Body Positive or Not…

Hey Loves, I asked my straight sized friend what she thinks of when she hears the term “Body Positivity“? She said “Fat Women in Lingerie!!!” I wasn’t even mad when she said it, I have asked a few others who seem to agree. That is really sad that after all this time, Body Positive is only seen as Fat Women fulfilling chubby chasing fantasy. But in all honesty, we do use the hastag quite frequently to justify posting pictures of ourselves in skimpy clothing. As if we need some type of political term or rights of passage to feel good about ourselves. Look at me! I’m Body Positive, please do not laugh, Scoff or Judge me..I have a message here!! …Sounds pretty...
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11 May

My Spring Style Picks for Toni Plus+

Hey Loves, I had the esteemed pleasure of partnering with Canadian Plus Size Fashion Retailer Toni Plus recently. Our mission? To select some of my favorites from their Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. I must say, I am quite impressed with the level of quality and selection they offer, I loved the versatility most of the pieces I saw for this season, lots of transitional items you can take from Spring/Summer right into the Fall with creativity and some fun style imagination. to check out my favourites, and feel free to let me know what you think. Share, Comment and get into it! Even though the weather in Toronto has been questionable lately, Summer is around the corner so lets get Stylishly ready for it with Toni Plus+.    Until Next Time...
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30 Apr

Less Is More…

Maybe I am getting older, or my style palate is changing but I am really feeling clean lines, less colour and more staple pieces in my wardrobe lately. Black is my preferred colour of choice these days and you may see me mix it up with Nudes, Grey, Navy blue and the occasional African Print when I want to get all Black Girl Magic on folk. I shot these looks earlier this year to help illustrate my new appreciation for well… “The power of simplicity.” I am in love with all things minimalism lately. After watching a documentary on Netflix called “The Minimalists” I was so intrigued by the message I decided to subscribe to their podcast and then read the book all...
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22 Mar

EEEEEEPPPPPP I was featured on National Television!!!

Hey Lovelies, First of all I want to apologize, It has been too long since I have opened up my WordPress but this year has started off pretty crappy. My Mother Passed away February 16th, so I have been taking some much needed time to digest all of that.  She had been battling an aggressive form of Parkinson’s Disease for the past 7 years and though I have been with her on that journey, mentally it has been really hard to watch her struggle and fight this thing. I will definitely share more about this in the future. Earlier this year, I had an amazing opportunity to be featured on A National Television Show CBC “The Goods“, I was featured along side two...
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