I'm going to try and keep up with the blogging as I am in NYC. I am using phone photos, so please bear with me. Today I had a pretty full day attending bloggers events for Torrid, Evans/Dorothy Perkins, getting a private showing at Rachel Pally, and attending the Bloomingdale's Fashion Show. Today's dress comes from plus size designer, JIBRI. When I saw it I totally thought of the dress Julia Roberts wore as Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman. I channeled that in the styling complete with white gloves. It is utterly amazing. I blogged a while back and decided to get this to wear to FFFWeek. I can't say enough about this dress. Also, Dorothy Perkins had some really amazing pieces that l'll definitely be looking out for.
The first and only event I attended thus far that was officially apart of FFFWeek was the Bloomingdale's Fashion Show. I must say that I was a bit disappointed with it. I so looked forward to it, because Bloomingdales has such an awesome plus size section online. Unfortunately, the event started over an hour late, I was unable to find seating, standing room was overcrowded and I really could't see anything (or get any photos for that matter), and from what I saw I was underwhelmed. The limited seating I can attribute to being a complimentary event. The clothing that was shown, I thought, was not exciting and wasn't styled in appealing way to make you want to buy the product. Honestly, of all the fabulous things I have seen on their site, they picked some of the most boring pieces. It seemed so typical plus size. In my head, I thought we were pass that phase, I guess not. Tomorrow in is the indie show. I am definitely looking forward to an awesome fashion show and new designers. It was also so much fun to connect with plus size bloggers. It's always like a family reunion.
Style Note: In the photos below, I am seen with fabulous Kate Spade bags and a Ralph Lauren Jacket from Lord & Taylor. If you are in NYC, the Lord & Taylor in NYC is really nice. I often see plus size sections neglected, but not there.