Monday, June 29, 2015

Avenue Dressing Room Try On Haul

Hey guys! I popped into Avenue in Brooklyn while in New York City last week and wanted to show you a try on haul real quick. As their Brand Ambassador, which is purely out of love for the brand and I receive no compensation (LOL - truth!), I love when I actually get to get into a brick-and-mortar Avenue store! Why do I love Avenue? Because I love that no matter what, I can find pieces I love and actually need, and I stress the NEED part. 

Since they figured out the Butter Denim, I actually prefer all my pants and shorts from them at the moment. The butter denim is light, stretchy but most important holds it's shape and is durable. I've had the same butter denim jeans for over a year now, and they still have no pilling in between the legs and look amazing and fit perfect. So, if it says butter - I'm DOWN!

Here are the items I tried on while rushing through!

This dress was a tough one because if the center seam was actually lined in white (one around my belly) and not black like the one I am wearing, I think I would have liked it better. For me, I didn't like the neckline, but I have to say - it was lined, sturdy and great length for those looking for a dress like this.



Can't go wrong with BUTTER baby! These shorts are great and were true to size - I am wearing a 26 but am definitely in between and am a 26/28. I LOVE the cut, feel and length of these and want them in every color possible. 


This dress was gorgeous and if it wasn't for my weird nit-pickiness about necklines, I would have totally taken this home - the weird in the middle scoop just makes me feel older for some reason. I need an obvious V neck or a bardot neck of some sort, but this dress in general was absolutely fantastic! The crochet back was perfection and the length was perfect, as shown on the model in fact.


You know I feel in love with this dress the moment I saw it right?! It's absolutely everything I love in a dress. High low hem, light flowy fabric that doesn't cling, black/white pattern making it super chic and easily go with any gold/silver I have (was gold this day). The only crazy thing, and only noticed this after looking for a picture, was how long it is on the model??? I'm 5'8" and this dress does not got that low on me and unless I'm wearing it two sizes too small, I have no idea why it's shown as being so much longer. For me - that's a good thing - but in case you want a longer dress - this is not it... this is definitely a midi-dress.




Per usual goofing off :).


@CoolGalAllie rocking the Avenue T!


Then we headed to a lunch with one of my fav plus models, Nicole Zepeda.


And of course my snapchat obsession meets my aviator obession :).

MIGHT need snapchat intervention, you let me know. "thejessicakane"






Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jessica Kane Collection Has LAUNCHED!

This is quite the surreal moment! Normally I get to tell you about all the other plus bloggers we feature and this time around, it's ME?! I can't tell you what a moment this is and how honored I feel to have a company trust a size 26/28 gal like me to curate my own collection just for you. It's a huge investment and something that no other company does.

The words are coming slowly because I am just speechless and apologize for not having more witty things to say, expect O.M.G. I hope you love it because I was dreaming of all of you wearing some chic pieces for summer that would make you feel AMAZING...afterall, 
that's the entire point of buying clothes! Not to cover yourself, but to EMPOWER yourself.

 
Congrats to the two winners to each won a $100 Gift Card to shop my new collection in sizes 14-32! Check your email :).
Andrea Seymour from New Zealand
Angela Sims from the US
 
Much love!
Jessica
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Friday, June 12, 2015

The Jessica Kane Collection Is Coming - Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card

I can't believe this time has finally come after a decade of wishing and dreaming. I can finally tell you I have curated my OWN collection where each and every piece is exactly what I love and think you will too - and you can shop it next week exclusively at CoolGalBlue.com!

Since this is a monumentous event, let's celebrate with a pre-launch giveaway! So when my collection goes live June 16th, TWO of you will win $100 EACH to shop it!!! And, since it's crazy affordable, that means at least one entire outfit. :)

Enter below and tell your friends - time to make some history baby and sell this collection OUT in 24HRS - I know we can do it. And, know you're going to love the store I've been working hard to help build here in sandy sunny Florida :).



Enter to win one of TWO $100 Gift Cards to Shop My Collection launching June 16th!!!


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Monday, June 8, 2015

Why I will NOT Compromise


I am so excited to share this with you today! This has been my favorite collaboration to date because it is about so much more than clothes...which you all know is MY thing! But I got to share with you the mentality I adapted at a young age that has shaped the way I approach my life. I couldn't be happier to be invited to share my point of view on this platform by Pennington's to show others that we truly are in charge of our own validation. 

Click below to read my articles and to see the 'Uncompromising Life' of several other inspiring women!
Love,
Jess




Thursday, May 28, 2015

About that beach life.

To say that I am LOVING Flo-rida is definitely an understatement. Since the day we moved in, I felt instantly at home and my Pisces soul was eating up every moment by the water. I've been spending ALL my days at the office hacking away, building, creating, crafting and directing to continue building Skorch Magazine and my new baby - Cool Gal Blue. As Creative Director, I've been able to bring some much needed authentic imagery to the retail space and it's been the most rewarding experience EVERRRRRR.

The feedback has been tremendous and the support overwhelming for our stance on NO EDITING and using women of all races, sizes and ages. As a body confidence crusader, I can truly say that being able to BE the change we seek is what it's all about.

Thank YOU. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And as a token of my love, here's a photoshoot from yesterday, LOL!!!! No really, I was down with a migraine for 2 days after crazy long hours coding a database and the next day I felt so damn alive I wanted to say hi to you and shoot some pics!! LOL

I hope you love them as much as I do - bruise, cellulite and all :). Loving the beach life.

Much love
Jessica


Plus Size fashion, swimsuit, body confidence
Shoes Lane Bryant  /  Swimsuit Torrid *sold out*  /  Fringe Vest $39 Cool Gal Blue Size 3X 

Plus Size fashion, swimsuit, body confidence
Dress SimplyBe *sold out*  /  Lane Bryant Shoes  /  Open Caridgan Cool Gal Blue Size 26 $19.99
Plus Size fashion, swimsuit, body confidence

Plus Size fashion, swimsuit, body confidence

Plus Size fashion, swimsuit, body confidence
Shoes Lane Bryant 

Dress SimplyBe *sold out*  /  Lane Bryant Shoes  /  Open Caridgan Cool Gal Blue Size 26 $19.99

Plus Size fashion, swimsuit, body confidence
Shoes Lane Bryant  /  Swimsuit Torrid *sold out*  /  Fringe Vest $39 Cool Gal Blue Size 3X 

Plus Size fashion, swimsuit, body confidence

Plus Size fashion, swimsuit, body confidence

Plus Size fashion, swimsuit, body confidence
Shoes Lane Bryant  /  Swimsuit Torrid *sold out*  /  Fringe Vest $39 Cool Gal Blue Size 3X 

Photos by my amazing hubby taken a block from our place in Indian Harbour Beach, FL :) 

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