MonifC Review of Riley and Layla Dresses

Every once in a while you want to have a little fun! If you have been on my snapchat (thejessicakane) or instagram (jessica_kane), you know I've been wanting to change my hair for a while. Well, I finally took the plunge and am back to brunette! I have a full youtube coming documenting my full transformation as I did it myself. It's tricky going from platinum blonde to dark brown! Now, I just need to remember how to do my makeup - LOL. My contour is all jacked, so excuse the makeup here... :( ugh.

But, good news is right after I colored my hair, MonifC invited me to be a guest blogger to showcase some new styles they have on their site.  I always jump at the chance to try new plus size fashion for you so I can report back my findings, so keep reading for my review!


The 95% by Cool Gal Blue

WE ARE THE 95% Presented by Coolgalblue.com has hit the interwebs!
We are the women sizes 12 to 28 not represented in media and advertising. 

When I heard the fact that the body portrayed in media as "ideal" was possessed naturally by only 5% of American women, I felt compelled to act. That's how this lookbook was born. As a Creative Director of a retailer that contributes to media, I see the duty we have to represent our demographic - our gal is every gal, she is your best friend, mom, girlfriend - our gal is the majority.

It was my honor to bring together my fellow bloggers Beck Delude of Manfattan, Meaghan O'Connor of Little Lime Dress, Marcy Guevara and Liz Black of P.S. It's Fashion who together represent the sizes not seen in mass media. Called up my favorite photographer Michelle Alexandra Photography and explained to her I wanted real, fresh, confident, fun - REAL, and she nailed it 100%.
 It was fun we looked so Sex in the City, but it was even better to know we joined to make a change.

Change happens when you support businesses who actively demonstrate ‪#‎bodydiversity‬ because it PROVES that you want to see honesty in fashion. Some will say big girls are not "aspirational," but we say to them CONFIDENCE IS OUR ASPIRATION, NOT ARTIFICIAL PERFECTION. What do you say? Join. Share. Inspire. ‪#‎95percent‬ 

Shop everything you see at http://www.coolgalblue.com/collections/curves-in-the-city. 


View the entire lookbook below. Much love, Jessica

One Pant Styled 3 Ways / Acid Wash Jegging



I was playing around in the Cool Gal HQ warehouse and thought that it would be fun to show an item styled 3 ways for my apple shaped big gal sisters. Thankfully, we are starting to get more styles in larger sizes but the selection is definitely limited. The best part is is that you are showing us so much support that even with our limited inventory YOU are showing our investors there's a market and to keep it going! That means that I have a custom collection coming to you in...

Activewear Lookbook & Review of Rainbeau Curves




Happy Saturday!
I filmed a review of some new activewear and if you were on my snapchat or instagram, you know I loved it already. But, here are some detailed pictures and reviews. All in all, I have to say that I am completely astounded at how well these are made for the price they are offered (we're talking $20-$40) AND the 3x fit me great!!! So, I'm a happy camper and hope you love my video. Let me know if you have an video requests, going to be active on my youtube now.

xx
jessica

4 Winner $100 Lane Bryant Gift Card #SummerStyle Giveaway

Hey heyyyyy!! I am trying desperately to figure out a good time management plan. For some reason keeping everything in my head and working 23 hours a day isn't a long term plan, lol. Man, if it wasn't for Google Calendar and my iPhone, I would be absolutely LOST.

Enough whining, time to get to the good stuff - a big giveaway! It's no secret I love Lane Bryant, especially for key pieces you need to last for a long time and they dressed me for a few events and I wanted to share with you some inspiration should you win one of the FOUR $100 Lane Bryant Gift Cards!!!!! Yep - four winners baby! Winners will be drawn 7/23/2015 at Noon EST.  

Enter the giveaway & share with your friends at the bottom of this post!


Look #1 Inspiration / Night in Manhattan

I made a quick trip to NYC recently for The Curvy Con, of which I need to get a blog out!!! :( I'm so sorry, coming soon! But, for now, I wore this fab dress to a night out in the West Village. I had forgotten to bring my strapless bra, so I just wore my skinny strap Cacique Tee Shirt bra and think it worked pretty okay. Finished off with my vintage Lane Bryant Obi belt and of course the sandals I can not take off! 

Dress Pleated One Shoulder Dress in size 26/28