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FFFWeek Day One: Denim and Diamonds Party

June 23, 2013

Wooo!! It’s been one long, exhausting, but incredibly exciting and fulfilling week. I arrived home this afternoon from attending Full Figured Fashion Week, and I’m just now getting to go through all of the pictures I took from the events. It was a GREAT week. Living in North Carolina, I do not have opportunities to talk in person with other bloggers, brands, or plus-size fashion enthusiasts, so FFFWeek is really my only chance to be with these people, and I crammed in as much as I could into the week. Monday started off the festivities with a Denim and Diamonds party. It was held at The Stellan, which was an intimate restaurant/bar that had the perfect amount of space for a little bit of dancing and a lot of space for mingling and chatting. I wrote about the Denim and Diamond party for Evans with additional pictures, so please check out that blog post here. Below are some other shots from the event.


My friend from home, Brittany, traveled with me to NYC for FFFWeek. She wore Kiyonna’s Smitten Lace Top, and you’ll see her popping up on the blog as I write about FFFWeek.


At the beginning of the party, we were able to meet some of those who were behind the FFFWeek events. This is Brittany with Sharon Quinn, who was the casting director for the events.


Us with Toy Monique, the Face of FFFWeek


Marie Denee, The Curvy Fashionista and Fashion Front leader



I loved getting to reconnect with Sam of Curvy Sam and Jennifer of Jasifer Lions Club.



And meeting Hanna of The Wardrobe Challenge and Dani of DIY Fatshion for the first time!


And talking with Mouna of Brussels Fatshion and Gaelle of The Curvy and Curly Closet


Plus model Sophie Sheppard



It wouldn’t be an FFFWeek post without some Olivia of Wait Until the Sunset in it 🙂


I had a great time talking with Sarah of SWAKDesigns. She is so sweet and passionate about plus size women and fashion.


I also was able to see the Sonsi team, who went above and beyond to make FFFWeek an enjoyable and welcoming week.


In fact, they gave me a sweet gift with Advil, Emergence-C, shoe cushions, a DryBar giftcard, and other goodies to help me through the fast-paced week.


What I wore: Evans Collection peplum top, Torrid skinny jeans, Avenue wedges, Eloquii belt, Cara Couture necklace




After the event, we headed to a pizza place where I got some type of chicken parmesan thing in between a garlic knot. YUM!

Stick around for more updates about FFFWeek. Day two covers the press event and the Curves for a Cure runway and silent auction.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2013 4:48 am

    I had no idea FFFweek existed! I’m a bit sad by this. My whole life I never thought there was really a world of fashion for my plus size body so I just accepted the fact that I had to wear t shirts and jeans all the time. I’m so glad I read this! Thank you for sharing.

    • June 24, 2013 7:27 pm

      I’m so glad you found out about it. On twitter if you look up #sonsifffweek or #fffweek you will find SO MANY women doing awesome things during the week.

  2. June 24, 2013 6:47 am

    You look amazing! And the whole event looks like so much fun. I wish there were more plus size fashion bloggers and such events in my region.

    • June 24, 2013 7:26 pm

      Me too! North Carolina doesn’t have a plus-size scene. This is the only event I attend all year. Sad.

  3. June 24, 2013 3:26 pm

    You look great! Love that top! So glad I got to meet you at FFFWeek! XO

  4. Denisa Dellinger permalink
    June 24, 2013 7:20 pm

    Lots of new and old friends. I’m glad you had someone from home with you. It is much more fun. I go alone most of the time to things because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t go anywhere,but when a friend goes with me, it is so much more fun.

    • June 24, 2013 7:25 pm

      It was fun having someone from home. It instantly made me more comfortable with everything 🙂

  5. Sara permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:10 pm

    I love the necklace you’re wearing, where did you find it??

    • June 24, 2013 8:11 pm

      It’s Cara Couture, and I got it from Nordstrom. It’s no longer online, but may be in a local store 🙂

  6. June 25, 2013 11:38 am

    I didn’t realize that you lived in NC! So do I. Have fun in NY, you look beautiful.


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