Sunday, 17 July 2011

Style This Way Contest: JIBRI Dawn Dress

Woot! I recently received my JIBRI Dawn Dress with the swagged hip detail and I must say I am in love. This dress is so friggin fierce and comfortable. I will debut the dress later this year in October when I go to Vegas for my birthday!! The dress is made in high quality ponte knit and since it's long sleeve I figured it would be perfect for the cooler evenings on the strip. I opted to get the dress in sand, leaving me the versatility to use different colored accessories since it is neutral. I have a pair of shoes that match the dress but I am undecided if I will go with them.


About JIBRI and the designer Jasmine Elder:
Jasmine Elder of JIBRI is dedicated to creating garments for the fashion conscious curvy girl from sizes 14 – 24 . The pieces in her line vary in theme depending on the collection but all of them include classic construction and vintage inspiration. You simply can't find plus sizes pieces that look like this anywhere in the market place. I appreciate large scale retailers but I absolutely love the innovation of the independent designer.
Jasmine offers minor customizations of her pieces and is more than happy to change things like length and the sleeves if you ask. She can also make custom fit garments if you are in between sizes. Keep in mind you aren't shopping at ASOS here, each piece is handmade in Atlanta by Jasmine and typically ships 14-24 days after purchase, keep this in mind when ordering. Jasmine does sell samples occasionally and those can be delivered much sooner.
I absolutely ADORE Jasmine (she's cool peoples) and what her line represents. Take a look at her etsy store to view some of her pieces. Her online store has received quite a few awards like Best Plus Size Etsy Designer from
So now that I have given you a crash course in the JIBRI line, here is your chance to win a $50 USD gift gertificate towards any regular priced JIBRI item.
The dress is in the color sand and I want to find out what my fellow fashion conscious curvy girls would couple it with. Leave a comment below with what color accessories or shoes you would style this dress with. Feel free to leave links. Your suggestions to this blog post will count as one entry. (other ways to enter below)
The prize is a $50.00 gift certificate that can be used towards any regular priced JIBRI item on the JIBRI Etsy store. You can get your very own Dawn Dress or something else.
The contest will end July 30, 2011 11:59 PM Berlin time and the winner will be selected using RANDOM.ORG.
To enter you must:
  1. Comment below in the blog with what kind of jewelry and or accessory you would style this wonderful dress from JIBRI. Be creative, you can leave links if you want. If you do not comment below you WILL NOT be entered.
For extra entries:
  1. Follow @nicolenewblack on Twitter and tweet “I just entered the @nicolenewblack Style This Way contest for a chance to win $50 gift certificate for @jibrionline"
  2. Like nicole is the new black on my facebook page and comment on my wall with “Enter ME into the Style This Way JIBRI contest"
The winner will be contacted and given the code for the gift certificate. The certificate can be used on one (1) full priced item on JIBRI Etsy Store.
Good luck and happy styling, fashionistas and Thank you Jasmine, for donating such a great prize!!!
Any questions please email me at


  1. Gorgeous! So very very classy. I am a fan of really bright colours, but love this neutral on you. And the shoes!!!! Don't get me started.

  2. Well, being a "Joisey" girl, I'm a big advocate of leopard print, though NOT being Jerseylicious, only done in moderation. So, for a night out in Sin City, I'd pair the dress with Sam Edelman "Lorissa". I'm also a bit of a punk rock girl so the spikes and studs and the meet that requirement for me. Now, you know a true "Joiseyian" considers animal print (or at least this one) to be a neutral so for a pop of color, I'd also do a bright colored clutch, like blood red, or even hot pink (to maintain true girliness). If you want to keep with the spike and stud theme, Rebecca Minkoff's "fling" comes in both aforementioned colors. For a more girly romantic, there's Jessica McClintock's "east/west full rose flap" in red. Good luck on your fashion quest! Shopaholics unite!! -Holly

  3. I would have to pair this gorgeous frock in a color-blocking fashion. Would wear it with purple platform heels, red chunky costume jewelry & a large purple clutch or envelope purse with yellow detailig.

  4. Very cute! I'm leaning towards pairing the sand color with turquoise. I love these shoes:

  5. I would love to see this dress with a cobalt/bright blue. These earrings from ASOS-,1468&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Blue&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1Ecm9wLUVhcnJpbmdzLVNuYWtlLUNoYWluLU11bHRpLUxvb3AvUHJvZC8. and these blue suede platform shoes from Payless-

  6. I'd go with a tan belt classic but not boring! I'd then go for a bold shoe, cobalt blue or zingy orange. With lots of gold jewellery, especially a statement necklace. Would be gorgeous!

    Jade x
    Quintessential Brides

  7. This is an entry for Wisdom Works. She submitted her entry via email since blogger is a jerk at times.

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