May 2, 2012

Shop & Swap Was a Blast!

I want to personally thank each and every one of you who attended Shop&Swap last night! It was an absolute blast meeting you inside of this fashion frenzy! We has about 300 guests fill Tammany Hall to shop the closets of me and my Co-hosts: Nadia Aboulhosn, Christina from Love Brown Sugar, Alissa from Stylish Curves, Nicolette Mason, Ty from Gorgeous in Grey and Gabi from Gabi Fresh. 

I created Shop&Swap because in my other life (PR/Marketing), I've helped plan so many fun fashion events that I felt left out of. Everyone is shopping and having a great time and me and the one or 2 other bigger girls were resigned to the accessories. So this was for us! Running around pulling pieces from each and every vendor that fit...and it was AMAZING! Special thank you to the bloggers who joined me as Co-hosts and to the amazing brands who participated in the event (full list below). Special special thank you to the Lane Bryant, Simply Be USAKmart's LYS and Madison Plus teams for helping make the event memorable!

First off, this is what I wore (yup no makeup so busy setting up I forgot!) I really love this outfit. I took an old one shoulder top I got from ASOS Curve a few years back (actually the very first thing I ever ordered from them) and turned it upside down and used the neck and arm holes to wear the top as shorts. The top is a new obsession c/o Custom Plus.

A peek at the line outside...

Some serious fashion happening!







The crowd...

The Simply Be USA Team

The Kmart LYS Team

The Maven behind Lane Bryant Marketing

Lane Bryant Swim Preview

Lane Bryant Team & Models

Shopping in full swing!

Meghean from Little Lime Dress for Madison Plus

I think this depicts the feeling had by all! **Shop&Swap
all photos from Beck Delude/Manfattan Project

**Full event photo album HERE

Thank you to:
Old Navy
Rachel Pally
The Lip Bar
Domino Dollhouse
Peppermint Chic

Currently Coveting


  1. Ugh, so jealous! I really wanted to be there!!! You guys should do something like this during FFFWeek next year. I would totally be there. But I think you'd need a bigger space! That place would be rammed! Looks like it was a lucrative event for the bloggers and a really fun event for the shoppers. Nice work!

  2. omg, LOVE you without makeup! the event looks like a lot of fun. congratulations!

  3. i second the motion for around the time of full Figure fashion week next yr and allow more bloggers to Register cause i no id love to participate in something like dat

    1. They already have 2 amazing shopping parties for you. This is just my little fun and way to sell my clothes. xx

  4. Hi it's Shelli from had a great time at the Shop & Swap event! Let us know when you plan the next event!

    1. Thanks so much for coming Shelli! I'm making a video of the jewelry you sent me this week. I will email you a link to my youtube when it goes up!

  5. Awww man! How did I not know about this event? would have loved to be a part of it! :-( :-)

  6. Looks like good fun! You look great!

  7. All of my fave curvy bloggers in the same room!! I die! I wished I could've been there but I had a deadline to meet at work :( I def would like to participate in the next one! I have tons of clothes. From one Harlem Fatshionista to another, keep up the great work!!