Prabal Gurung For Lane Bryant

Prabal Gurung for Lane Bryant
Hey Loves,
Yet another designer collaboration is coming to plus size retailer giant Lane Bryant. After major success with Christian Siriano, Isabel Toledo, Lela Rose and the continued success of the Sophie Theallet lingerie, Lane Bryant is now teaming up with designer Prabal Gurung.  I applaud these designers who are making a point to create amazing fashion for the plus market. It is most certainly a step in the direction of inclusion. The collection will range in price from $38 to $398 and sizes 10-22. I personally can’t wait for the collection come out. I definitely plan to do a try on video so we can gush all about sizing and fit.
The full Prabal Gurung for Lane Bryant collection will be available on Lane Bryant’s website on 2/27/17.
Check out the collection below! Models Barbie Ferreira and Iman McDonnaugh look absolutely stunning.
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Get Active with Lane Bryant

Livi Active, plus size workout clothes, Lane Bryant plus size activewear
Hey Loves,
Happy New Year. I’m glad we all made it into 2017. We all know that this is the time of the year where we want to make some changes to our body one way or another.  Lane Bryant is kicking off the year with new looks from the exclusive Livi Active line with their #ThisBody challenge. If you don’t know LIVI Active is Lane Bryant’s plus-size activewear line. Join Lane Bryant at a location near you on January 7th for The LIVI New Year Event. You don’t want to miss out on their Buy One Get One Free sale on all Livi Active items.
Tops, bottoms, jackets, and sports bras( which now come in 3 impact levels; high, medium and low). There will be giveaways on that day from 2pm-4pm. AND on top of that, if you make a $49.95 LIVI Active purchase you get a free Livi Active tote as well. Needless to say, come on out to a Lane Bryant near and get a jumpstart on some cute options for the gym and your everyday life.
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LB Chalk it Up

Lane Bryant
Hey Loves,
If you follow me on instagram (@thickgrlscloset) If you don’t major #sideeye to you lol. But anyhow, if you follow me on instagram, you know that I had the awesome pleasure of hosting one of Lane Bryant’s Chalk it Up event’s on the 8th. So naturally I had to be decked out in Lane Bryant gear. I knew that I wanted something laid back and casual. Ya’ll know my 1st thought was to wear a dress, but I forced myself out of wearing one. YAY Me! lol

Blazer, Top, Jeans: Lane Bryant| Shoes: Just Fab| Necklace: Fashion to Figure
Lane Bryant

These jeans are super comfortable. I bought the in a size 20 because they ran a bit small, and I wanted the “baggy” boyfriend jean fit. It came out just the way I had in mind.

Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant
I can say I am quite proud of myself, I got my entire look for only $59. Love getting quality clothing for a good price.
Lane Bryant
Until next time loves.
xoxo
Shay

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Reebok via Lane Bryant

Hey loves. So yesterday (Sunday) I had an awesome lunch/shopping date with my love Jennifer of Jasifer Lionsclub. And we popped in from store to store, we had to make a stop in Lane Bryant. As we were walking around I saw a manikin that had really cute workout clothes on. And being that I am embarking on this #pspfit bootcamp challenge, I wanted to see what workout clothes they had to offer.

Apparently Lane Bryant has partnered with Reebok to bring some really great and rather CUTE workout gear for the curvy woman. I must admit that I am rather vain when I work out. I like my workout clothes to look cute (YOU WILL NOT JUDGE MY LIFE) And in true blogger fashion, I went for an impromptu photo session with Jen.

The pieces I tried on were of quality and really forgiving. So lets take a look at my dressing room photo shoot.

This set I actually purchased (minus the bra) The jacket fits great, and is super breathable. It’s not to tight but not falling off of me. It has to pockets and and hood, so I can definitely be worn outside the gym or your workout session. The pants, I AM IN LOVE WITH. They so forgiving, makes me feel sexy. If you are someone that doesn’t like clingy clothing when working out I would not suggest these. They are not see through so don’t worry about that.

Set number 2. I think I have to go back and get this top. It is just to cute to not have. Again very breathable even though it is body conscience. And is super light, so you don’t feel like you are wear 20 pounds of shirt lol Yes it does have adjustable sides; so you can leave them all the way down, or get creative. The capri and very much like the other ones.

Swirl print tunic tank & Fitted Active Capri (both by Reebok)
Set 3. I kept the same pants for the last look, and swapped shirts. Now of course with the summer coming I’m not thinking about wearing sleeves. However, again the shirt itself is very light, as really great stretch. What I like about the shirts in this collection is that they are made of material that won’t make you feel gross as you sweat. And I mean come on, you just have to love the print. 

High/low top & Fitted Active Capri (both by Reebok)

The last set is not from the collab with Reebok. It’s actually from Lane Bryant’s collection. But I just couldn’t resist this print. The pants are a little short for my taste, but I liked that they matched the top. Very much a good option for yoga or Pilates. 
Geo Print active tank & Active Pant w/ Geo print waistband

Needless to say I think I will be having some new Reebok workout gear in my closet. It’s crazy how that now I’m really trying to change my life for the better, I’m flocking toward workout gear. It gets me excited to workout and be active. If you want to follow my health journey follow me on Instagram and Twitter as I am apart of the #pspfit bootcamp.

For more Rebook options from Lane Bryant check them out here
For more general active wear options check the out here

Until next time loves

xoxo
Shay

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Lane Bryant Flagship Store Opening

You know it’s crazy how things happen sometimes. Last night
(Feb 28th) I had the awesome pleasure of attending the Lane Bryant
flagship store opening. (1st let me say how excited I am that there
is a Lane Bryant on 34th st.) I likes ABOUT TIME LOL But I digress. I saw Alissa post about the event on her facebook and I really wanted to go. But through a series of Fortunate events I received my invite. Granted I was not prepared, cause I was looking a mess lol I determined to go. You all know me, give me a time and place I’ll do my best to be
there. As soon as I walked in, I felt right at home. 
I saw so many familiar
faces; some of my fave bloggers like Alissa, my blogging big sister Cece, some of my fave
models Allison etc. And also had the pleasure of being in the midst of other major figures in the plus size industry like PMM editor in chief Madeline Jones.
It was a nice little after work event. They had cute little cupcakes, and some really good finger food lol And great cocktails. (I mean total win lol) They had a photo booth for us camera happy bloggers and models to lose our minds in. As the night went on, we got a chance to explore the store itself which boast two floors of Lane Bryant goodness. The 1st floor will be the ready to wear fashions and accessories. And the send floor will be cacique. A perfect time to mix and mingle with folks, take pics, admire the
styles of blogger Alissa Wilson of Stylish Curves. She was given the opportunity to style a few of the mannequins in the store.

I got to snap a photo with Mr. J Manuel (for my fashion, and ANTM fans) I met Ashley Flacon, whom I’ve admired since I saw her on Rachel Ray. And you know I had to get a pic with Ms. Gwen Devoe herself! While we sipped on  and take in
a new store location for the plus size fashion Giant. Some other very personal
blessings took place while there, and when I’m telling you I’m praying and
praying hard….child don’t even get me started!

I must say I am very excited for the direction Lane Bryant
is going in. With their new branding and clearly a new vision for the fashion,
I’m sure they have some great things to come. I recently purchased a maxi dress
from them, which if you follow me on instagram, you know I am sooooooo in love
with already. They are giving me color and print. And dresses (long and short
and everything in between). And great length for pants with great fit. So don’t
be surprised if you start to see some new Lane Bryant pieces added to my
closet.
Ok that’s enough of me babbling, check out the photos!

 Needless to say I had a blast. All those nights when I’m up writing a post, or out in the cold freezing to take pics, nights like last night is the pay off!

Until next time loves,
xoxo
Shay

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Christmas dress at a christmas party

First let me preface this by saying that I hope you all know how much I love you, Cause I froze me blogger fingers off in 40 degree weather to take these pictures lol. Like Trey Songz sad “tell em that I do it, tell em that I do it for ya’ll, for ya’ll, for ya’ll”

Cause I sure do…..

buuuut anyway, can I tell you all just how much I love this dress. This is the perfect case of sometimes you just have to try things on. I saw this dress on Fashion to Figure‘s  website and I thought it looked horrible. Then when I went shopping, I saw it in the store and I was like okay it’s not so bad. BUT when I tried it on…it was a wrap, I just had to buy it.
I was never really a fan of one shoulder dresses (on me at least) but I absolutely adore this dress. The length (I love) and the gray and gold mixture is great for the holiday season. I wore this dress to a Christmas party I went to last night. At first I thought I would be a little too over dressed, but I felt amazing in the dress all night. It was flattering, it fit great…what more could I ask for.

Love the shoulder detail!

Now let’s talk about the shoes…the shoes…THE SHOES HONEY…oh the shoes. So during my little shopping trip to find my dress, I randomly wandered into a shoe store. I was on the hunt for black pumps (it’s quite sad that I don’t own a pair of black pumps) I finally settled on these. On the front they seem normal, but when you look at the back of the heel…SURPRISE!!!

They are super sexy and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I kept the jewelry and things very simple because I wanted the dress and shoes to speak for themselves.

Outfit Rundown:
Dress: Fashion to Figure
Shoes: Dereon
Bag: Express (about 4 yrs old)
Jacket: Lane Bryant

So what do you think?
xoxo
Shay

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Dress for the Holidays

So it is the time of the year folks are throwing their holiday parties. Matter fact I myself have a party to go to this coming Saturday (Dec. 3rd) And that means finding fabulous dresses to wear. Now you all know me, short, sparkly and colorful! But holiday partys allow for an extra sexy dress that still have a family friendly side. That’s why I love shopping for holiday dresses. It’s one thing to shop for a dress to go to the club in. I mean anything short or with an extremely plunging neck line, isn’t hard to come by. But a dress to wear to a christmas party or the oh so exciting new years parties, that’s the best part. I’m quite excited to look for a great dress. And because online window shopping is what I do, I found some dress that I absoutely love.

Fashion to Figure

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BFF…Bra Friend Forever

Yes ladies you have read it right, I want to talk about your BFF…Bra Friend Forever. Statistically 80% of women DO NOT wear the right size bra. and being that my current part time job is working at Lane Bryant, we are in the tail end of our semi-annual cacique bra sale. (buy 2 bras get 2 free) but that means I’m doing double the fittings.

Lane Bryant is great for women with larger chest, whether you are plus size or not. we sell sizes 36-48 and extended cup sizes F,G, and H. and yes ladies that have giant tits lol can wear a strapless, you just have to be mind full what and how you wear it.

so here’s my advice…

-When buying bras ladies, please get measured. Just cause you got measured a year ago, and the bra you have on fits well, that does not mean you are wearing the right size. Most of the time bras stretch, and therefore can be misleading in size.

-Ladies if you have the muffin tops, that means your cup size is TOO SMALL.

-Please be honest with yourself. I understand that a larger bra size shocks some of you, but DO NOT try to stuff everything you have into a small saize, cause you will look a mess. (dont try to create cleavage with a smaller bra…gross!)

-Depending on the bra, sometimes you may need to adjust both the cup and band size.

-In a the right bra, you should feel comfortable and sexy.

-finding the right bra takes some time. dont get t aggravated.

-When you do find the right bra, make sure to take not of it so when the time comes abck around to buy again, you know what to look for.

so yea ladies thats my 411 on buy and wearing bras. If you have any questions you can comment or email me @ athickgirlscloset@gmail.com

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Wide leg & High Waisted jeans

Another trial oputfit with my dad’s work shirt. I feel very old school with this outfit and love it! The jeans are from Lane Bryant that I got last summer. They were originally $60 but i found them on the clearance rack and end up getting them for only $12. Yes! I know! that is a massive discount lol

The bag was a christmas gift from my aunt, but it’s from nine west. I have to say its actually on of the FEW gifts that shes given me over the years that I actually use. lol The shoes I have on are sparkly flats from Payless. I usually wouldn’t wear them with this outfit, but they were the first pair of shoes I saw so I put them on for the sake of the picutres.

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Belts, Skinny, Jeans and Tucked in Shirts

So in the midst of massive bordem last night I decided to play dress up! You may recall i said i’m experimenting with tucking my shirt in my jeans/shorts! I experimented Saturday i wore a white t-shirt with this jeans and my sandals. I liked the look so much i tried it again. and this time i tossed on my favorite pumps my favorite bag and this is what you get. Surprisingly to me, i didn’t think I would like these Ashley Stewart jeans, I’m not a fan of them cause usually the rise on the jeans are so long and are really annoying and unflattering to me, but it works for this look! what do you think????

I am loving this look sooooo much right now. I feel chic and I feel SUPA fierce!

Shirt, Belt-Lane Bryant
Jeans-Ashley Stewart
Shoes- Shoeland
Bag- Thrifted
Jewelry- H&M, Forever 21, thrifted

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