i had a whirlwind weekend nurturing this little blog of mine! as many of you have been reading about for weeks on my instagram, i hosted an event in conjunction with vera bradley‘s soho flagship store this past sunday. as a new member of the style collective blogger community, i took this as an opportunity to invite (and meet) several nyc-area bloggers (or as we call them #SCsisters). i had about 15 “sisters” show up, plus their guests, and a few members of my own circle of family & friends. there were about 35 ladies in total. i was in heaven, surrounded by like-minded #bossbabes as we sipped, shopped (and talked-shop). to recap the day, i met with gina ribando of symposia nyc first thing in the morning. she did my hair in a beautiful half-down braided style for the event, which boasted a pop-up-braid-bar. obviously i had to stick to the theme! and she even put baby’s breath in it! check out her gorgeous work:next on the list, i had to shoot my outfit before our guests arrived… so i stepped outside with jacob goldberg, our resident photographer for the day. he snapped some amazing photos of my ‘hostess with the mostess’ look. i am so obsessed with this off the shoulder top from zara (similar linked to rewardstyle below), which perfectly compliments my slacks from express. topped it all off with some chloe and isabel jewelry (earrings and bracelet) and dolce vita mules (not pictured – but linked!).
i had such an amazing time at this event. i learned about how people got started, i met seasoned bloggers with big followings – as well as newer bloggers like myself – but we all have one thing in common: a love of fashion and a love of social media. in fact, every vendor that i brought on board for this event is someone i met through (or related to) social media. it was a lot of fun putting this plan into motion and turning an idea into a reality, which is truly the goal for everyone who’s doing what i do. when all was said and done, i took a lap around the store and picked something out for myself — this gorgeous ‘big sky backpack’ in gallatin golden tan.
many, many thanks to the team at vera bradley soho for inviting me to host this event. it was a huge success all around, and i had a blast! until next time!