With Gratitude in a Hat

My trip to BlogHer09 was enhanced by a few companies that reached out and put an ambassador hat on me. I don’t know if you know it, but I wear hats really well.

First and foremost, Lane Bryant, one of my favorite plus size clothing stores for my plus size body, came through with a $100.00 gift card that was used in conjunction with a $50.00 off coupon.  They also sent me a great bra that make ‘the girls’ look like they never even suckled one baby, let alone FOUR!

Not only was LB good to me in the way of sponsoring a supplement to my wardrobe, I was treated very well at both store locations that I visited.   As a matter of fact, I am always treated very well by the associates of that store.  They are almost always plus sized women, too, and that really makes me feel welcomed, accepted, and understood.

I got the most compliments on this outfit, and I even wore the skirt twice.  I know, I know, mortal sin, eh, but it’s comfortable and I love it so.  Lane Bryant, I consider us kin.  After all my last name is…Lane.

My Fave LB Outfit @ BlogHer09

The next ambassador hat that I donned was from Yummie Tummie.  At first I didn’t know how I felt about Yummie Tummie.  I’m glad that I measured myself before choosing the size that was right for me.  But, yeah, at first I was a little ambivalent about the shape wear.  After wearing it for a week, though, I do like how versatile it is. I like how pulled together it makes me feel, and it’s a whole lot easier to put on compared to my Spanx.  I’ve been a shape wear fan for many years.  I’ve always loved to wear body suits under my clothes because I just don’t like to feel the flabbiness.  No denying I am plus sized, but–dammit–if I feel pulled in, I feel awesome.

Yummie Tummie Mama

Out of no where I got this email from one of my sister-friends, Angie.  She put me in touch with Lily Oswald from Sorrelli Jewelery.  I had the hardest time deciding what to pick to wear because everything is just so beautiful.  I ended up with this set:

My Sorrelli Set

Thank you to all three of these companies for letting me represent them. They contributed to making me feel even more beautiful at my first BlogHer experience.

You can relive that experience by visiting my Flickr set: BlogHer09 by Mishelle Lane

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9 Responses to “With Gratitude in a Hat”
  1. Monika

    Yummie Tummies are the greatest! I own 3 myself! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the jewlery! I have to get me some :))

  2. Elizabeth

    You did good lady, real good! Love the jewlery!

  3. You’re Sorrelli ring is drop. dead. gorgeous.

    And sister-friend is my new favorite word combo.

  4. 07.31.2009

    I’ll bet you look beautiful all the time.

  5. 07.31.2009

    You are gorgeous – inside and out. MWAH!

  6. 07.31.2009

    You looked beautiful all weekend! The Lane Bryant clothing was lovely, but you would look good in just about anything.

    And I love my Yummie Tummie too – it smoothed without sucking me in uncomfortably.

  7. 08.01.2009

    Hi Mishelle!

    It was so nice to meet you, truly. And don’t feel bad – I wore the same jeans all weekend. :)

  8. 08.01.2009

    I LOVE that jewelry! Gorgeous

  9. 08.02.2009

    You looked absolutely wonderful!

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