P.S. It’s Fashion <3’s boohoo
Have you heard about the UK brand boohoo? Like every other brand that comes from the UK (ASOS, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, New Look) they’re edgy, chic and so on trend. Thankfully, they’re also totally affordable, with prices that resemble those at Forever21/H&M.
Well, in even more awesomer news, boohoo now has come to the US! They’re taking over the world, making it more fashionable, country by country… And thankfully they’re here to inject us with some British fabulousness.
When I attended their boohoo takeover event I was thrilled to see their stylishly affordable clothes in action (along with super delicious libations, an interactive photobooth, talented DJ and basement-esq flashback of a wall that everyone decorated with black-light paint!
While they don’t currently offer plus sizes (fingers crossed that changes in the near future!), their accessories are trendy and cool enough that it’s worth hitting their site- regardless of your size!
Spring into Style!
When the temperature reminds me of spring and I just can’t bare to wear any more black, I search my closet for the girliest sundress I own. And while I don’t have any baby pink, bow-y, and frilly dresses, I think a thin white sundress covered in multicolored butterflies is pretty damn girly.
I topped off the dress with a thin cropped cardigan for a little warmth and added coverage. The straw tote helps complete the “spring” vibe, and the nude platform pump is not only leg-lengthening, it also allows the dress to shine without competing with the overall tone of the outfit.
While I’m positive I’d burst into flames if I walked into a church, I imagine this outfit would be perfect for a Sunday church service or Easter mass. Happy Easter (or whatever you do/don’t celebrate) everyone!
Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
You can WIN free dresses for a year from the beautiful plus-size brand, IGIGI!
The contest ends April 10, 2013, so you better hurry!
I’m boohooing in New Jersey!
But don’t worry, I’m not crying; boohoo is the best new fast-fashion company to hit the states! Their site is filled with all sorts of trendy goodies; from streetstyle wedge sneakers and candy-colored platform pumps, to edgy sunglasses and printed maxi dresses… they literally have it all and at fabulous prices (even menswear)! The only downside is that they only go up to a size 14 US, so my fellow full-figure fashionistas might be relegated to only shopping accessories and footwear for now. Don’t lose hope though, I’m wearing a US size 12 dress that they sent me in these photos and it fit great!
So hurry over and check out their sick stuff… before I snatch it all up myself!
Dress: boohoo (size 12)
Sneaker Wedges: boohoo (size 40)
Bracelets: Electric Picks, Street Vendors
Just call me Rainbow Bright.
While my favorite color might be black (it’s also my last name), I’m always drawn to vibrant hues- the brighter, the better! While my red hair is a guarantee that I’ll stand out in any crowd, I still like to assure that some part of my outfit will most likely make a fashion prude wince.
So, when I went off to the Lane Bryant flagship launch party, I knew that the place would be swarming with style bloggers and other fashion industry insiders… so I had to make sure I was representing my true style ethos.
I topped off my Lane Bryant vegan leather leggings (had to wear some LB, of course), with a mirrored floral tank and vibrant verdant contrast-sleeve blazer. You can only see a sliver of the Matt Bernson X DANNIJO collaboration booties, but these neon yellow, black and glitter back-zip heels are siiiiiiiiick.
The alligator (crocodile?) crystal necklace was a gift from my hubby (how well does he know me?), and is the perfect odd finishing touch to my already in-your-face outfit.
This is definitely an outfit I won’t be saying “See ya later, alligator” to.
Jacket: Forever21 (Size 2X)
Tank: H&M (size L)
Vegan Leather Leggings: Lane Bryant (size 14)
Necklace: Gift (I’m trying to find out the designer!)
Boots: Matt Bernson X DANNIJO (Size 9.5)
Last Thursday I attended the Lane Bryant Flagship launch party. Thank the fashion gods that they’ve opened a store right in the heart of NYC! (There use to be one on 34th st a few years ago, but that’s been closed for a while). With the launch of the new flagship store comes the re-vamp of the brand as well; more trend-driven, fashion-forward styles, a younger voice and look, and an increase in the higher price point, higher-quality options within the Lane Collection.
I had a blast at the party; I met other style bloggers, like Marcy Guevara, interviewed Lane Bryant’s CMO Liz Crystal, singer/actress Carnie Wilson and television personality Jay Manuel, and enjoyed the beautiful store and clothes.
If you’re in NYC you’ve got to stop by the new store! It’s so inviting and modern, and they will have certain styles that will only be available at that specific location.So check it out, your wardrobe will thank you! (even if your wallet might be mad.)
Lane Bryant Flagship Store, 225 West 34th Street; 646.216.5456.
(I will post a future article that details my outfit, so don’t worry!)