Fashion

GAP and I were Born To Fit!

Aight so let me tell y’all. A couple of months ago, I got contacted by Justine of the firm Brand About Town because they liked my blog and thought I was a “buzzmaker” and “trendsetter”. I was surprised because I was like “My blog? My lil corner of the intrawebs?” I was all cheesy face and stuff.

Well, Brand About Town is doing a new campaign for the Gap, who just redesigned their new line of jeans. Long story short, they picked me to be one of 50 bloggers from around the country to become Gap Brand Ambassadors. So I got to throw a little get together with 10-20 of my girlfriends to try on the new GAP Born To Fit jeans before they are released in stores. FREE jeans? Party with girlfriends? Y’all know I love hook-ups! WIN and WIN!

I threw it this past Saturday at my homie Karyn‘s crib (thanks hun!). I was the new but broke Oprah. You can call me Luvvie Winfrey. You get jeans! And YOU get jeans! And YOU get jeans!

Jeans, Totes & M&Ms, Oh my!

They sent me their three new styles “Always Skinny”, “Real Straight” and “Sexy Boot” in sizes 0-12. The girls I invited weren’t huge Gap fans and were expecting to not fit anything. Shoot, I had my side-eye READY. Well SURPRISE! All but 1 out of the 16 girls there found jeans that fit them really well. The one who didn’t leave with jeans in hand needed a short length pair, but armed with the jeans certificates I was sent, she left with a smile. YAYYYY!!!

Everyone was checking out their booties in the mirror to make sure they weren’t “PANCAKED” out (fortunately, no one was). And no one had to jump to get into the jeans, since they were soft and stretchy. THUMBS UP! Methinks Gap may no longer need more people. We had a BLAST trying on jeans, sipping on Chardonnay and roasting talking. I’m a fan of these new jeans, especially the “Real Straight” ones, which really fit like bootcut jeans, while the “Sexy Boots” were more flared. Those are the pair I came away with.

Much thanks to Brand About Town and the Gap for this.

Some of the ladies. We’re all wearing the jeans. The totes were cute too.

Anywho, I am giving away a $50 Gap giftcard and a free Jeans certificate to 2 lucky readers of AweLuv. Why? Because Mi hookup es su hookup.

Leave a comment with your name and email (and if you make me cackle, you increase your odds of winning). LOL. Nah I’mo throw names in a bowl to determine who wins. I’mo give y’all till Friday (Aug. 7th) at 9am CST to “enter” this contest.

P.S. Check out Ishea’s (aka the South Shore Social Lite) recap of my party.

33 Comments

  1. SimplySona
    August 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    So you know, I'm expecting… Which means I gotta buy new clothes now cuz I can't fit my old ones, and then I gotta buy some more clothes after the baby's born, cuz I prolly wont be able to fit my pre preg stuff, and am praying I won't be able to fit my maternity stuff….

    Can the Gift card be used at Gap Body… I could use a new bra, u know what preggers boobs look like, speshally when they plan on breast feeding.

    How bout u just give me the gifts as an early baby shower gift, and I'll promise to buy the baby something cute with the gift card…

    Wait, did I just use my unborn child, as an incentive… to get free gifts…?

    Yep, but now u see how badly I want my name to be pulled from ur fidora

    Sona Smith
    [email protected], [email protected]

  2. SimplySona
    August 5, 2009 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    Oh N, can I get a pack of M and M's too? My baby would like some….

  3. amymay117
    August 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    Awww….. Luv!
    You know the Gap ain't gots no love for the big girls…
    Now, if you had a Layne Bryant gift card, I'd be all about tickling your cackle box!!

    Still, I'm so happy to see how your movin' n shakin' thangs in your lil innanets corner of the eWorld!! Go on then, girl!!

  4. LittleMissStrange
    August 5, 2009 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    I co-sign AmyMay….

    However, Im still going to the Gap when those pants come out… I have faith Gap has the ability to cover ALL of this.

    Dont underestimate the power of the blog woman!

  5. @LilMissStrange
    August 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    I co-sign AmyMay….

    Im going to Gap to try the jeans with or without a gift card. I believe Gap has the ability to cover ALL my cash and prizes.

    And dont underestimate the power of the blog woman.

    (My original post ran off for some reason)

  6. @msladysoul
    August 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm — Reply

    I have to admit, as soon as I read "Gap" my side eye was already on lock. But you got womens of color, jeans that keep the bootay in tact and stretchy fabric… hmm, I might be sold on dem jeans.

    Pick me or else I will wall slide.. pass out… come to.. and wall slide once 'gain!
    Mignon — [email protected]

  7. RoRo
    August 5, 2009 at 4:15 pm — Reply

    No lie, I didn't even bother with the GAP when I worked for them…so my side eye was already full force when I started reading! (No offense to the LuvBug but history speaks for itself) And I'm glad to see that times are a changing so I may just take my unemployed self for a treat and get me 1 pair of jeans…you know, provided they do all that you say they did and some. My dollas is scarcer than talent at Le Chateau du Dereon!

  8. Cheekie
    August 5, 2009 at 5:00 pm — Reply

    Aw, that party sounded so fun! I remember these pair of black high waisted jeans from Gap that I WORE OUT, they fit me so well. I think it was their "curvy" line. Gap is too dayum preppy for me sometimes, I but I did rock their (RED) campaign ish and I can always find a top or blazer or something from there.

    Anyhow, my entry. Do I have to use my gubment name? Here it is:

    Cheekie – [email protected]

    Thanks for the opportunity, Luvvie!

  9. Lite Bread
    August 5, 2009 at 5:44 pm — Reply

    Yer Most Beautiful Awesomelynessis,
    Well, I think you’d look GOOD in the gunny-sack stuff I getting my daughter for H.S. (Wow, I AM old), so the jeans is just a plus. Not Size; just a standard plus.

    I don’t know if I can win the Certificate because that might be one of them there “Conflict of Interest” prob’s, considerin’ how sweet I am on ya and all. And if they don’t make any of those new fangled jeans in a 0-00 size, my skinny girl can’t wear ‘em anyway.

    And nice photo! Ya all such pretty girls. Even the 3 white girls. For white girls. Ya know what I mean …

    PS. Your blog will be next listed on White House Favorites

  10. flamboyantchiq
    August 5, 2009 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    me want free jeans.
    i am a broke babymama and i wear the same three pair of jeans to work every week.
    seven jeans- the bottom of my jeans are raggedy because they are too long and cuffs are for wimps
    the other two jeans are so tight, i have to wear long shirts past my hind part, if i dont then you can peep my jay z
    so luvvie you gotta gotta pick me
    [email protected]

  11. Robyn
    August 5, 2009 at 11:02 pm — Reply

    You see this is great, I just ripped my one of two pair of jeans I owned today… Since I was 45 miles away from home, I had to walk the entire day stiff and anxious like R. Kelly in church…now I only have one pair. Oh this timing of mine is impeccable. My email is [email protected]

  12. MommyMel
    August 6, 2009 at 12:52 am — Reply

    So here's the deal, I am within 2 pounds of losing my first 10 pounds after getting serious about my health. Five foot one and 193 lbs is not the move nor does it allow me to move. I've set my monthly goal and will meet it. However, once the smallness kicks in, it will leave me behind out. Perhaps literally as my pants start to fall off. Now I can either let that happen and find someone to buy me smaller more fitting pants as they stare in awe of my "donk" or I can toss my hat into Luvvie's ring and hope to win. Never did do trollop well so here's my hat! Wow, I've been wearing sweats so long and work trousers I forget what denim feels like.

  13. Lite Bread
    August 6, 2009 at 1:30 am — Reply

    Yer Awesomelynessis,
    Please Forgive me!
    This here really BAD thought just crossed my evil little (whiteboy) mind. See, all these, I'm quite sure, fine ladies have done left their e-mails in front of my face. Especially Ms. BabyMama up there (my weakness, lol). Do I? Don't I? How bad am I? Can I be that desperate? (Yes)
    Can I get arrested for it?

    amymay? I need a sedative ………………………….or a straightjacket. Take yer pick.

  14. Tea
    August 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    I need to post a recap too. So much to write, so little time.

  15. amymay117
    August 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm — Reply

    If you have that much faith in the power of the blog, who am I to argue!

  16. amymay117
    August 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm — Reply

    Litey…. boo… walk away from the keyboard and call the crisis hotline imedjiately!
    1-800-wyteboy…. there are ppl in your area who can be there on a moments notice… you gone be alright, hun…

    an' if that don't work, I got a nice lil' shot all prepared for ya, darlin'!

  17. luvtheshoes
    August 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    Shoot…GAP used to be my spot to pick up jeans and then they fell off because their styling and sizing just didn't work for me anymore. If you say they might work again ('specially with some stretch fabric to help us bootylicious girls), I'll definitely try it out.

    Amy H. – [email protected]

  18. Lucy
    August 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    *hook
    I was so excited, I couldn't type right.

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