Full Figured Fashion Week is just around the corner and I can’t even begin to tell you how jam packed the schedule is despite extra days being added this year. Lane Bryant is hosting an event just for bloggers and stylists during the festivities and I was lucky enough to be chosen to attend. One of the perks was that each attendee received a $200 USD gift card to use in store or a code to use online… and boy did I make that money work!
The idea was that each attendee used the gift to purchase items they loved to create an entire outfit that reflected their own unique style using only Lane Bryant pieces. I’ll be honest, it took more than a week for me to decide. Wearing one brand head to toe, a brand I’d never tried before and unsure of sizing was definitely a challenge!
I was half expecting that the dress wouldn’t fit and I’d be in an awkward position, naked in the park wearing nothing more than heels and bling but thankfully I’m open to trying new things and my online shopping gamble paid off as everything was perfect. The dress was made of thinner fabric than I was expecting but perfect for summer and draped beautifully. It also came in black and even though I’ve never really worn green before the colour just sung out to me.
Do you want to see the entire look?
- Peplum Dress in Blarney – size 22 US
- Metallic Belt in Gold Tone – size 22/24 US
- Patent T-Strap Heel in Humus – size 10W
- Stone Accent Chandelier Earrings in Gardenia
- Rhinestone Frog Ring – stretch band
- “Too Fab” Nail Polish – Orly gifted
- “Iced Mocha” Lip Gloss – Jane Iredale gifted
The shoes, oh my goodness the shoes! You should have seen my face as I tentatively open the box and gently removed all the protective wrapping. As I slid them on I got an instant rush of relief, they fit perfectly!!! I cannot begin to stress enough how torturous I find shoe shopping so to find an affordable online store with shoes that fit is a dream. Honestly it’s like they were made for me. I’ve needed a comfortable nude heel for so long and I’m glad the hunt is over. The only problem I have now is deciding whether or not to buy them in black too.
To finish the look I chose pretty gold earrings which I highlighted by wearing my hair gently to the side and I chose a sweet crazy frog ring as a conversational piece. I also added a pale gold belt for a subtle glimmer, to break up all the green and to define my waist.
Now, this is where you come in! Head over to Lane Bryant’s Facebook Page and VOTE for my look if you love it! Please keep in mind you only get one vote for one blogger each day. There are some seriously stylish ladies involved and if you keep an eye out you’ll see a few of the Aussie Curve ladies in there too! The winner of the competition will be announced at the Lane Bryant event in New York which is kind of thrilling. In less than a month I’ll be there, it’s insane to even try to comprehend right now.
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I also want to give a huge shout out to Steve for taking these photos and to Aidan for being so patient whilst they were being taken, I wish my photos could look like this every week! Steve said we can try but I know this gorgeous honey autumn light (and his patience) wont last forever… sigh.