OOTD: “Happy Faboo! New Year”


faboo-collageHappy New Year everyone. I’m a couple of days late on my first outfit post of the year but what better way to bring it in than to introduce a new indie designer to my readers. I had a great chat with designer G’wan by Charon a few months ago and we decided to team up on a collabo. G’wan, as the people of St. Croix would say in their native language, means, “Go ahead!” Through her fashion designs, Charon Richardson, the creator of G’wan inspires women to fall in love once more with their authentic selves – G’wan ~ I dare you… to be you!” is her motto. No matter what size or ethnicity, Charon’s fashion designs reconnect women with their innermost beauty.

I received a few items to review and I chose this “Faboo!” Glam Tee ($32) as today’s feature item. In my opinion Faboo! is short for Fabulous and that’s what I claim for this New Year, Fabulousity. The Faboo Glam Tee comes in sizes S-3X, various color options and is a high-low off the shoulder style. It’s made of a Rayon/Spandex Jersey Knit Fabric and is tapered on the wrist just right. I just love a top with forgiveness to a wide hip area and a high-low style like this works just great.

Faboo! 2 CollageI matched up the tee with a pair of skinny jeans that I was literally wishing for a couple of years back. I got a chance to review the Lane Bryant T3 Bootcut Jeans in 2011 and I was impressed with the fit. Only thing is I’m a skinny jeans/jeggings kinda girl and they didn’t offer that style back then. But thanks to an email that I received during the holiday sales, I discovered that Lane Bryant had indeed finally come out with a Skinny Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology. The jeans retail for $69.95 and I got them for only $25 during that particular one-day Christmas sale. I wish I had ordered more. The specially-designed T3 (Tighter Tummy Technology) control panel firms and flattens your tummy, and features a hidden elastic waistband and higher rise for a no-gap fit. As I always say in a skinny jean, go a size up. Plus I even ordered the tall version in my size  to be sure that they would fall nicely over any pumps that I may wear with them. 

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Studded Envelope Clutch gifted by Lane Bryant ($39.95)

Pumps from Bare Feet Shoes

Jewelry from Rainbow

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I just had to share this TMI moment but I’m wearing the Lane Bryant Passion Lace Plunge Bra in Black underneath my top. I wanted to post this info because the top is off the shoulders and this bra offers support still even after pulling it down off your shoulders a little. When I went in-store to pick up my jeans from delivery I discovered a sale on this bra for only $19.99 and you could buy two and get two free. (That’s only $10 each for 4 bras).  I loaded up on some very fancy braziers in different styles I might add! (Also, the sales associates will fit you for free and even order a size online for you if it’s not in store, so take advantage of that service to get your correct sizing in a bra. That’s VERY important).