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FFFWeek: “Curves at Sea”

June 19, 2012

One of my absolute favorite events during Full Figured Fashion Week was the “Curves at Sea” all-white sunset cruise. Trying to find a white dress in plus sizes is not an easy thing to do–especially if you’re trying to make sure to not get a white dress that every other girl will be wearing. Surprisingly, I didn’t see any doubles the entire night — just shows how resourceful we can all be ;).

Nicole and I went down to the lobby and had the doorman take our picture before we met up with Olivia and her  boyfriend fiance, Ben. We both went for gold accents with our dresses, with me leaning towards glittery and floral accessories and Nicole going with braided accessories with turquoise accents. With Nicole, I’d been talking with her for over a year and half. I felt very comfortable with her like we had known each other for years, but I’ll admit I was nervous about meeting Olivia just because I can be so shy. Little did I know, no one can be shy around Olivia! She is so energetic and open. Us three had a great time over the week!

Instagram snapshot while waiting to board the boat

Nicole, me, and Olivia

Aren’t they gorgeous?!!?!

We also got to meet Beck from The Manfattan Project — A plus size street style blog! She is hilarious and sassy, and all of her outfits the entire week were amazing.

Olivia and Nicole on the top deck

Nicole and her fancy camera

After all of the rain, I was so, so happy that it was absolutely beautiful out and the perfect temperature.

Olivia was smart — high heels off!

Me and Ylenia from Longuette. I was SOOOOO excited to meet Ylenia! I think we found each other’s blogs over a year ago, and she is blogging from Italy. I love hearing about plus size fashion through the lens of Italy, and check out her shoes. Hot!

Nicole, Beck, Kim from The Curvy Spot, and Kelly from Masque Mag

Love this photo of Nicole

Little did I know that right after I took this photo with the Statue of Liberty in the background the sweetest moment ever was about to happen.

Ben proposing to Olivia!!

Can you tell I was surprised?! Shaky hands came about, and I started hitting Nicole on the arm so she didn’t miss the moment.

I love everyone’s faces in the backgrounds of these photos.

So sweet!!

The lovely couple after Olivia dried her happy-tears.

The proposal was pretty much the sweetest thing ever, and they became a FFFWeek legend. All week people were coming up to Olivia asking if she was the one who got in engaged during the cruise. Ben even did a celebratory dance (grind?!) with Gwen Devoe. HILARIOUS!

Now on to what I wore! Nicole was kind enough to snap some outfit pictures for me, so here’s a detailed look at my outfit.

I chose this Avenue accordian pleat dress with mesh and lace detailing at the top. The dress came with a rope belt, but I switched it for a ribbon I picked up from my local craft store. In hindsight, the shoes were kind of off, but oh well! They are from Clarks and were more comfortable than any other heels I own.

I was trying to wear my hair off to the side, but that became too much of a hassle. I loved showing off my gold rose earrings from Aldo though!

My favorite parts of the dress were the lace sleeve detail and the back lace piece. It felt really romantic and made the piece feel much more expensive than it was.

My purse was Aldo, and I added on a big, blingy cocktail ring that I bought years ago from Forever21.

Avenue dress, Clarks shoes, Aldo clutch, Aldo earrings (accessories should still be carried in store)

What do you think of my look? What kind of look would you want to wear to a white-dress-themed cruise?

29 Comments leave one →
  1. Polly permalink
    June 19, 2012 11:15 pm

    You look gorgeous. That dress is beautiful and flows so nicely.
    I’m always reluctant to wear all white, but you (and the other ladies) all look great.
    Congrats to Olivia and Ben.

  2. June 19, 2012 11:21 pm

    So beautiful!!! Thanks so much for including us on your outing! It was great! 🙂 – Laura

  3. June 19, 2012 11:51 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous- thankyou so much!
    I had so much fun this night and you and Nicole made the whole week so much
    more memorable! xxx

    And of course- you looked gorgeous!

  4. Denisa Dellinger permalink
    June 19, 2012 11:56 pm

    Can’t pick up all the photos at this time but the one I love was the first one. I love your dress with all the accordian pleats. It is so classy and you are beautiful in it. Girl, I know you didn’t want to come home! Now you have these wonderful friends who you have met now. I am jealous of your little trip. You look so happy that you are glowing. Your outside is matching your insides.

  5. June 20, 2012 4:22 am

    You truely look amazing ♥! What a beatiful dress… I’m falling in love with lace all over again and the golden ribbon just makes for a perfect finish : ).

    One day I will join FFFweek too… , definitely! Judging from all the blogs i read it sure must have been a lot of fun : ). I hope you enjoyed the rest of the week as much as this cruise : ).

  6. Natalie permalink
    June 20, 2012 4:54 am

    You look GORGEOUS! So so so pretty! I’m glad you had a great time, seeing all these pictures and posts make me sad that I couldn’t make it. It’s also amusing that people from the US got to meet some fellow Aussies before I have! I really want to meet Olivia, she seems amazing.

    I don’t know what I would have worn, I don’t wear white, so I have no doubt I would have been going a little crazy trying to find something I liked, in a colour i’m not too fond of. Though from all the pictures i’ve seen, everyone certainly looked wonderful!

  7. June 20, 2012 6:20 am

    OMG! You looked amazing Rebecca!! I love your dress, it’s so lovely. Everyone looked amazing, and I’m so happy you had an amazing time! I can’t believe I wasn’t there to meet all my favourite bloggers (maybe next year, fingers crossed!).

    I don’t what I would’ve worn…I never really white too often. But I would definitely choose something along the lines of what you wore. 🙂 x

  8. June 20, 2012 8:39 am

    gorgeous pics!!!

  9. annie permalink
    June 20, 2012 10:12 am

    You are so fabulous!!!!!! You are doing great things, keep up the good work!!!!

  10. June 20, 2012 10:14 am

    This is an amazing post!!!You look so beautiful! I love the lace details of your dress. It’s like the dress was made specifically for you!

    Next year I’m definiately going in the All White Cruise!!!

  11. regina permalink
    June 20, 2012 11:21 am

    OMG !!!!
    you look gorgeous ❤

  12. June 20, 2012 11:30 am

    love love love the dress on you! it’s romantic and sweet looking, the cruise look like so much fun! wish I was there OMG the proposal HOW ROMANTIC!!! I had no idea that that happen, omg congratulations OLIVA and ben!!! 😀 xo

  13. June 20, 2012 3:10 pm

    i wish id been there it looks like you had an amazing time and you all looked great too xx

  14. June 20, 2012 3:25 pm

    You looked gorgeous! Wearing all white is one of my worst nightmares. I bought a white dress a couple of weeks ago and have yet to put it on because I’m terrified. TERRIFIED of ruining it. I know – dumb.

  15. June 21, 2012 11:34 am

    This looks like so much fun. I think I NEED to go next year – but only if you promise to be there again & to help me pick out clothes that don’t suck. Pretty please?

    You look GORGEOUS, as always – great dress choice! – & I love Olivia’s headpiece!

  16. TeeAnnieCee permalink
    June 21, 2012 1:08 pm

    A little white bow donned foot turned slightly inward in your pose, shows you are flirty and confident! You go, girl!

  17. June 21, 2012 5:07 pm

    I love the pictures of the proposal, so sweet! You can tell you are among fellow bloggers, several have their phones out, no doubt instagramming away 😉

  18. June 21, 2012 6:51 pm

    You look lovely!

    Just wondering if you saw that you were on fyeahchubbyfashion? 🙂
    http://fuckyeahchubbyfashion.tumblr.com/post/25550728309

  19. June 21, 2012 8:56 pm

    That dress is GORGEOUS on you! Believe me, I know how hard it can be to find a white dress. When I got married, I wanted something simpler than a traditional wedding dress, and it was hell trying to find it. I love the pictures you got of Olivia! So lovely!

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  20. tbanj permalink
    June 24, 2012 10:06 pm

    You looked great!. Love the dress and the ribbon belt.

  21. June 25, 2012 9:15 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous and you look so beautiful in it!!!! Amazing!!!! Makes me want to go buy a white dress right now!!! Bravo!!

  22. June 26, 2012 7:08 pm

    really great dress! i’m shocked it’s from avenue. i haven’t seen anything as cute there in ages. love the look with that clutch. also, looks like you ladies had such a blast. JEALOUS. =)

  23. Keith Ridley IV permalink
    June 27, 2012 8:06 pm

    You really gave a beautiful round up.. I no doubt Will be in the house June 2013

  24. June 28, 2012 6:01 pm

    That dress looks amazing on you! I love the top of it, with the floral detailing.

  25. Linus permalink
    July 2, 2012 5:49 am

    Gosh, you all look absolutely gorgeous.

  26. Kayla C permalink
    August 13, 2012 10:17 pm

    LOVE LOVe LOve Love love your dress!

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