Eva Mendes x NY and Company

Over the weekend, I was invited to check out the Eva Mendes Exclusively for New York & Company Spring/Summer Collection. Stylist and Design Consultant for the exclusive line, Alejandro Blanco, was on hand to style us in pieces from the collection.

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    Alejandro and I. In this photo, I'm wearing the Nicki Sheath Dress in XL.

As I mentioned on Instagram, this Spring/Summer collection is a true winner. I can honestly see Eva rockin' each and every item in this collection. One of the main reasons I'm giving it a great review is because of their sizing: S-XL, 0-18! Also, besides the superb use of color and vibrant prints, the collection comes in an array of styles - palazzo, tunics, sheath, shorts, jackets, etc. It also includes accessories. Prices range from roughly $30-$90. Not too shabby. 

As a thanks for us stopping by, we were gifted one item to take home. 

I chose the Aubrey Peplum Dress in Grand Sapphire (aka navy blue). It's a fitted knit dress that is absolutely flattering on any shape and size. I should know considering I'm a 16/18/XXL and this dress is a XL. Great lace detailing on the bodice and the peplum is not too overwhelming. Usually, I try not to purchase anything with cap sleeves because it puts a bright-ass spotlight on my humongous arms but this dress was just too damn pretty and flattering to pass up. Flabby wide arms, be damned!

This NY&Co associate took the latest trends - crop sweater, printed pants, a statement necklace and metallic heels - and made it work for her. 

I can't wait to properly wear the Aubrey dress! Be on the lookout.

To view more photos from the event click here