Playing Dress-up at plus BKLYN: My New Favorite Store to Shop At

Monday, July 10, 2017

"Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment." ~ Alexander McQueen

Left to right: Bettye of Fashion Schlub, plus BKLYN owner Alexis Krase and I

Recently, I visited plus BKLYN, a new plus size boutique in Brooklyn, NYC that offers bold and trendy styles for women up to a size 26 and 4X. They also carry accessories and handbags that had me swooning.

The owner Alexis Krase is a size 22 herself and was inspired to open up her own store when she couldn't find clothing in her size that reflected her style. 

Man, I know that feeling! So, Alexis gets major props from me on taking action instead of just sitting back complaining or feeling some kind of way because of the lack of accessible fashion in her size. She is the perfect example of someone who created her own opportunity to not only clothe herself but make fashion accessible to women like me, who also have a hard time finding clothing in my size that I love.

The boutique is small but what it contains makes it a mega spot that every plus size woman looking for bold, colorful pieces, should visit. Plus, there's a pizza place next door that you can visit after shopping your butt off... NY pizza never disappoints.

What I loved the most was being able to try brands like Junarose, Hell Bunny and a new brand I discovered... Retrolicious. Not only did the boutique carry my size to try on but it felt like a safe place that welcomes all shapes and sizes. 

Alexis and her store manager Ivy were so amazing; it felt like we were all just girlfriends hanging out, trying on clothes and empowering each other. No judgments, just genuine honesty and positivity. 

I admit that sometimes I get scared to wear something I love because I fear the backlash or what people will think of me. But then I remember that this is my body and I dress it how I want. I remind myself that I'm confident and knowledgeable enough about my body that I know how to dress it MY WAY and know that style knows no age or size. 

That day, Alexis and Ivy empowered me to try on styles I loved and not be afraid to wear because this is me, truly me.

Here's what I obsessed over at plus BKLYN during my visit:

Snack Attack Dress from Retrolicious (I'm wearing a size 4X)

Hell Bunny Dolly Top and Lipstick A-Line Skirt from Retrolicious (wearing a 4X in both)
Alexis is wearing the Roller Disco dress and I'm wearing the Wiggin' Out Dress, both by Retrolicious
I also didn't get to try this Ice Cream Skater Skirt while I was there as my size wasn't in stock but I will be returning to plus BKLYN this month to try it:

Thank you Alexis, Ivy and plus BKLYN for offering me a place to visit, play dress-up and leave feeling happy with some goodies in my bag, ready to be worn. 

Alexis told me she is in discussions to expand and carry more brands so I am excited to see what's to come.

If you're ever in the NYC area, head on over to plus BKLYN at 455 Graham Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. You will not be disappointed. Tell them Marcy from Fearlessly Just Me sent you!

You can also shop plus BKLYN online here.

Of all the styles I tried on, which ones do you think I should buy? Which one did I buy? Let me know below and let's chat!

1 comment

  1. I love alllll these prints, especially the Snack Attack and Wigging out ones! <3 The plus size/fat babe art on the wall is so perfect. You look like you had a blast!