Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Kiyonna Clothing {Review}

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kiyonna Clothing {Review}

I know you all are probably fed up with my BlogHer posts (found here and here), but today I have a quick review featuring a gorgeous dress that Kiyonna was kind enough to send me. And I have pictures of me with celebs, friends and a vampire in said dress.

You know you wanna see.

From the moment the representative from the Kiyonna contacted me, I knew this was a company that cared about their client/demographic (curvy gals who want to look cute). They always reply promptly to tweets/e-mails/Facebook wall posts, which I love. I am the type of girl that needs a quick answer. Another feature I love about their website that I haven’t seen before in other plus-size websites is they show how REAL women look in the dresses (isn’t she a doll- you’re a doll Andrea!):

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And then you can look at the smoking hot model:

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And you just instantly feel better about yourself. I’ve never been thin- EVER. Yet, I always have to look at thin models, so it’s nice to feel right at home on the Kiyonna website.

I could gush about them forever, but I know you’re here to see the dress on ME. Because in this post, I am the star of the show.

Mostly.

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Ta-dah!

What did I love about this dress? Well, it lasted me through 3 parties (2 of which were outdoor). I felt confident. I didn’t have to wear spanx. It had a sparkly brooch. It looked cute with flats. I didn’t have to feel self-conscious which is HUGE for me. Especially at an event like BlogHer where I am relatively unknown and felt super nervous. As I mentioned, I wore the dress to lots of parties. I wore it to the Cheap Sally Party, which I don’t have any pictures of…except for this random dude from Top Chef or something.

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Then I wore it to the next party hosted by Softcup and Mario Lopez (who was too VIP to take a picture with us):

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Ryan Cabrera performed 5-6 songs. I only knew 1 of them. His hair was fab. He let me pet it. That sounds dirty. I swear I am talking about his hair.

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Then I pranced on over and wore it to Sparklecorn where I gave Harry Potter bunny ears:

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Got chummy with Edward (don’t ask what I was doing…this was after drinking at 2 parties):

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He’s totally over 18, right? Because if not, this might be creepy.

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This is meant to be a picture of Hermione and I. FYI I am naming my future daughter Hermione. No really.

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And I also eventually had even more drinks at Sparklecorn and ended up shaking my ass on stage with DJ Skribble playing a bunch of music I’d never heard of all while wearing this beautiful, comfortable dress that Kiyonna sponsored for BlogHer 11. Would I buy from them? Definitely! They carry sizes 10+ which means all of curvy girls in all ranges/sizes can feel gorgeous, sexy and confident. Thanks again Kiyonna! It was an outfit that I didn’t have to stress about and I got so many compliments. Smile

FCC Disclosure: I was provided this sexy dress for free by Kiyonna to wear at BlogHer 11 in exchange for writing a review. My encounters with one hit wonders who dated Ashlee Simpson, Mario Lopez/AC Slater and cardboard celebrities/vampires are totally real as are my opinions about this dress and the company. No people were harmed in the making of this review… THAT I KNOW OF. Blog with integrity y’all.

7 comments:

  1. That is such a cute dress! I can't believe Ryan has the same hair...

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  2. you look so great in the dress! And I've said it before but your posts always crack me up. Your so witty.

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  3. Wow... you look way better in that dress than the model on the website. I think they need to hire you to model their clothes. It really was a super cute dress on you and looked very comfortable. Gotta say we were looking GOOD that night.

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  4. The dress looks amazing - you are working it! Kiyonna is one of my faves- they are amazing, and great to work with.

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  5. You look gorgeous! Love the dress & your recaps.

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  6. Yey! So glad I got a chance (FINALLY) to be able to read the blogs I've been wanting to, including yours.

    Looooove that dress. I am a thin girl and wish I could wear that (read: not much going on up top for a v-neck). Super cute on you.

    Know what I love about your blog? You smile on your pics. No duck lips for you. Errr, except when you had a couple drinks, which I'll forgive. Hugs!

    Wish I had gone to BlogHer, would have loved to meet you.

    By the way, that was Brian Malarkey from Top Chef. One of our absolute faves in this house of tv chefs ;)

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  7. You rocked that dress girl! I love it and I'm going to check out their website! :)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kiyonna Clothing {Review}

I know you all are probably fed up with my BlogHer posts (found here and here), but today I have a quick review featuring a gorgeous dress that Kiyonna was kind enough to send me. And I have pictures of me with celebs, friends and a vampire in said dress.

You know you wanna see.

From the moment the representative from the Kiyonna contacted me, I knew this was a company that cared about their client/demographic (curvy gals who want to look cute). They always reply promptly to tweets/e-mails/Facebook wall posts, which I love. I am the type of girl that needs a quick answer. Another feature I love about their website that I haven’t seen before in other plus-size websites is they show how REAL women look in the dresses (isn’t she a doll- you’re a doll Andrea!):

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And then you can look at the smoking hot model:

image

And you just instantly feel better about yourself. I’ve never been thin- EVER. Yet, I always have to look at thin models, so it’s nice to feel right at home on the Kiyonna website.

I could gush about them forever, but I know you’re here to see the dress on ME. Because in this post, I am the star of the show.

Mostly.

kiyonna

Ta-dah!

What did I love about this dress? Well, it lasted me through 3 parties (2 of which were outdoor). I felt confident. I didn’t have to wear spanx. It had a sparkly brooch. It looked cute with flats. I didn’t have to feel self-conscious which is HUGE for me. Especially at an event like BlogHer where I am relatively unknown and felt super nervous. As I mentioned, I wore the dress to lots of parties. I wore it to the Cheap Sally Party, which I don’t have any pictures of…except for this random dude from Top Chef or something.

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Then I wore it to the next party hosted by Softcup and Mario Lopez (who was too VIP to take a picture with us):

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Ryan Cabrera performed 5-6 songs. I only knew 1 of them. His hair was fab. He let me pet it. That sounds dirty. I swear I am talking about his hair.

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Then I pranced on over and wore it to Sparklecorn where I gave Harry Potter bunny ears:

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Got chummy with Edward (don’t ask what I was doing…this was after drinking at 2 parties):

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He’s totally over 18, right? Because if not, this might be creepy.

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This is meant to be a picture of Hermione and I. FYI I am naming my future daughter Hermione. No really.

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And I also eventually had even more drinks at Sparklecorn and ended up shaking my ass on stage with DJ Skribble playing a bunch of music I’d never heard of all while wearing this beautiful, comfortable dress that Kiyonna sponsored for BlogHer 11. Would I buy from them? Definitely! They carry sizes 10+ which means all of curvy girls in all ranges/sizes can feel gorgeous, sexy and confident. Thanks again Kiyonna! It was an outfit that I didn’t have to stress about and I got so many compliments. Smile

FCC Disclosure: I was provided this sexy dress for free by Kiyonna to wear at BlogHer 11 in exchange for writing a review. My encounters with one hit wonders who dated Ashlee Simpson, Mario Lopez/AC Slater and cardboard celebrities/vampires are totally real as are my opinions about this dress and the company. No people were harmed in the making of this review… THAT I KNOW OF. Blog with integrity y’all.

7 comments :

  1. That is such a cute dress! I can't believe Ryan has the same hair...

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  2. you look so great in the dress! And I've said it before but your posts always crack me up. Your so witty.

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  3. Wow... you look way better in that dress than the model on the website. I think they need to hire you to model their clothes. It really was a super cute dress on you and looked very comfortable. Gotta say we were looking GOOD that night.

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  4. The dress looks amazing - you are working it! Kiyonna is one of my faves- they are amazing, and great to work with.

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  5. You look gorgeous! Love the dress & your recaps.

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  6. Yey! So glad I got a chance (FINALLY) to be able to read the blogs I've been wanting to, including yours.

    Looooove that dress. I am a thin girl and wish I could wear that (read: not much going on up top for a v-neck). Super cute on you.

    Know what I love about your blog? You smile on your pics. No duck lips for you. Errr, except when you had a couple drinks, which I'll forgive. Hugs!

    Wish I had gone to BlogHer, would have loved to meet you.

    By the way, that was Brian Malarkey from Top Chef. One of our absolute faves in this house of tv chefs ;)

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  7. You rocked that dress girl! I love it and I'm going to check out their website! :)

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