Monday, August 2, 2010

LA Fatshion Bloggers Shopping Day

It's a long post today, but I was very excited to share with everyone, so I hope you enjoy reading!  :)

On Saturday July 31, 2010 the LA Fatshion Bloggers had their first shopping day  in Log Angeles.  It all started when Monique from Curves and Chaos & I were talking about having all the local LA Fatshion Bloggers gather to meet and shop.  After a few months of planning, we made it come true. We hosted the first of many to come events in Southern California for Fatshion Bloggers. We had a great turn out 12 fabulously curvy ladies attended.  We all met up at the Westfield Culver City Mall, which has recently been renovated.  Most of the ladies including my self had never been to the Culver City mall, we were all impressed!  The mall was not only new, nice, clean and modern, but it also had a great variety of plus size stores. 

We started out the day with a meet and greet, since most of us only knew each other via our blogs.  It was the first time we all met in person and we were all very excited.  I had already met Monique, but was so happy to meet Gabi from Hungry for Fashion and Laura from Creative Xicana. My BFF Yamie, Jennifer from Sketching Jenn and her 2 friends also attended.  I was excited that a friend from high school, who I had not seen since graduation night also came to our event.  Not all the ladies attending are bloggers, but all were readers from the blogs and fatshionistas for sure! 

We all received some great swag from the mall retailers. Lane Bryant gave us $20 gift cards to help us shop. Torrid gave us really cute tote bags and added some fun make up in the bags as well. We all got $50 gift cards from Romano's Jewelry and the mall management offered us complimentary valet parking to all the guest. We also got treated to the best sushi lunch ever from Yen Sushi & Karaoke, which just opened at the Culver City mall.  Every one from the mall management to the store associates and restaurant staff were all so nice, friendly and helpful.  I think because all of them we had such a great shopping day and we all felt like VIP guest.

When we arrived at Lane Bryant, which was our first stop, we were greeted by the district sales leader Julie. The store looked great, it was all well stocked and organized, with all the new merchandise ready for us! We were all impressed with Lane Bryant new items, immediately all the ladies grab their favorite pieces to try on.  We had a blast trying clothes on and helping each other choose what looked best on everyone. I found the perfect denim jacket, it's a denim moto style jacket that I fell in love with. You will be seeing this jacket in many ootd post soon to come! After about 1 and half hrs in Lane Bryant we all made our final choices and headed to the register to pay. That was one of the best Lane Bryant shopping trips I ever had. Thank you to all the staff at the Culver City mall Lane Bryant for being so awesome and generous with their time. We even got an extra goodie bag as we left the store.

By the time we were done shopping at Lane Bryant it was time for lunch, we all took a quick peek at Torrid.  When we arrived at Torrid, the store manager Imelda and assistant manager Angel were excited to see us all with our Torrid tote bags. I explained to them about our blogs and how we all love plus size fashion, they were curious to see our blogs. I gave them mine and Monique blog url's, and both said they wanted to check our blog and look out for this post. "Hi Imelda and Angel if you are reading this!"

Finally it was time for lunch at the new Yen Sushi and Karaoke restaurant. We were greeted by the staff and were treated to an awesome selection of different appetizers, sushi and dessert. It was all so delicious, even some who didn't like sushi tried it and like it! The restaurant was very nice and had a great atmosphere. We were given a tour of the karaoke rooms and the lounge/bar area.  We are definitely going back to Yen Sushi for a karaoke session, that place is awesome.

We ended our shopping by visiting Forever 21, H&M, Old Navy & Mode Plus after lunch.  We all got separated after a few stores but had a great time shopping together and enjoying a fabulous lunch. I was very happy with the outcome of our shopping event.  Monique and I worked hard to make it successful and enjoyable for everyone.  We are already planning future shopping days in various locations, as well as a clothing & accessories swap for the LA Fatshion Bloggers.  I hope more LA Fatshion Bloggers can join and participate next time.  Please go subscribe/follow the LA Fatshion Bloggers Blog for all the details on future events.  You can also "like" us on Facebook now and stay connected that way was well.  

I put all the pictures from our shopping day in a slide show, to share with everyone. Enjoy! 


Thank you to Westfield Culver City mall, Lane Bryant, Torrid, Romano's Jewelry and Yen Sushi for their donations and contributions.


**I was not paid for any advertisement or endorsements in this post. Anything received during this event were gifts/donation and did not influence this content in any way. All comments above are honest, true, and strictly my opinion.

19 comments:

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  2. Looks like you ladies had a great day! Have more so I can come!

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  3. Looks like a great time! I am totally making your next outing!

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  4. We had so much fun! Loved your captions on the photos. Lol. You're too silly. Can't wait for our next meeting!!

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  5. I am so jealous, it looks like such great fun, wish I was there

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  6. How amazing! love the pics, and so nice to see you all together!!! :D <3 you all look fab, and I wish I was there. xoxo

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  8. sounds like a fun day!


    cute pics!

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  9. Hi beautiful curvy women! Our shopping day was so much fun! I felt like a model and VIP. Thank you for the invite and I hope we can do this again. XOXOXOX

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  10. I am so jealous, it looks like such great fun, wish I was there

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  11. We had so much fun! Loved your captions on the photos. Lol. You're too silly. Can't wait for our next meeting!!

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