I wore many outfits this weekend since it was JAM PACKED with activities. One of my favorite outfits was this look I wore to a blogger brunch at Rosebud in Morningside organized by Kate of Kate Style Petite. Since I forgot my memory card, she also took these photos with her camera-thanks lil lady!
The concept was simple-lets gather, chat and eat with fellow ATL bloggers-that we did! I even met three bloggers I hadn’t met IRL before. Fun times and really good grits!
Several posts coming this week-for example our trip to a pumpkin patch and my outfit from the blogger closet pop up sale!
I know it’s been a minute but I hope you didn’t forget I promised a recap of the Blogger Closet Sale at the W Hotel in Buckhead. We had so much fun setting up all of our things and reminiscing about different pieces showing each other splurge items we never wore and things we bought hoping to fit in and had to finally let go. Getting there early and being set up pretty quickly also meant I was able to get first dibs on checking out the other bloggers closets. I ended up buying three things-from Tiffany I got a fringe Zara blouse and an H&M army jacket and from Jessica I scored a denim Zara shirt. I’ve already worn them all!
Dustin had the brilliant idea to use my old business cards as earring cards, made things so easy! I think I sold every thing in this pic, I who could resist those prices?!
We each signed up for Square which made things super easy! Personally hadn’t used the software/app before but would definitely recommend if you need to accept cards at a function.
My shoes didn’t sell that well, unfortunately, but I went and sold some at Buffalo Exchange and holding on to the rest until we have our “Fall Blogger Closet Sale.” That’s right, the W was so pleased with how it turned out they invited us to do another but none of those details are squared away yet but when we know, you’ll know!
Blogger Natalie of 11th Thread stopped by to shop and support. She went home with a vintage fake fur jacket and mint maxi skirt from my closet as well as a few other pieces from fellow bloggers.
My handsome “assistant” who helped me out big time with hauling all the stuff and set up/break down. He’s the best!
Additionally to the photos, Michael Mogill made a really cool video, check it out!
Hope everyone is making it through your Monday! I’m pleasantly well-rested even though our youngest cat was doing his best to keep that from happening. Nonetheless, it’s always a good thing to start the work week on the right (rested) foot — though I do enjoy a Sunday Funday from time to time! I managed to get in all my activities on Thursday and Saturday. The photos in this post are from Thursdays blogger meet-up at Monday Night Brewery. After work we sipped beers, munched on chips and salsa thanks to Jessica all the while we enjoying porch times until it got too chilly.
Top: Free People, Jeans: Wild Flag Boutique, Boots: Sam Edelman, Shades: TOMS
Enjoyed hanging with all the blogger babes especially familiar faces like Lauren of Fashionably Lo.
Special thanks to Monday Night Brewery for giving us a lil discount!
Breast cancer awareness and philanthropy has always held a special place with me and even partially let to me choosing my college sorority (ZTA) based on it’s affiliation with breast cancer education and awareness. That being said I was very excited when I was invited to participate in the Cure on the Catwalk event for the second year. Meeting and getting to know woman who are strong, brave and kicking cancer’s ass is very rewarding. Let me share this year’s experience with ladies of the Pink Heels Foundation and Southern Blog Society-
This year I was paired with Kristen, a 27 year old breast cancer survivor who’s beat it twice now after being diagnosed at the young age of 23. She and I were matched with LuluLemon Athletica at Shops Around Lenox where met a week prior to the event to pick out our catwalk looks. Though choosing a look encompassing pink wasn’t mandatory we both agreed that pops of pink would be a good choice. After choosing our looks and thanking the gals at LuluLemon we walked over to Seven Lamps and had some drinks and really got to know each other with conversations about beer, music, boys and Atlanta.
Because the event was end of September we didn’t want to look to Summery and also didn’t want to look TOO athletic because we knew we’d be around boutique dresses and high heels. We thought that the herringbone was a good fit for Fall and the plum with pink stripes wasn’t too much of that color we both don’t wear that often. (above two photos by me)
Getting prepped and ready for the catwalk with makeup and hair stylists from Van Michael Salon in Buckhead. Kristen was given a cute pink hair extension to sport for the night and I requested a low side bun with braids.
At first we didn’t know how in the world we’d fit in with our athletic wear with all the dressed up cocktail attire and then we just said, whatever, and had fun with it (see below photo of Kristen running in place on the catwalk!) Much to our surprise we fell in love with our pants of the evening! Her structured herringbone and my harem pants we both so comfy and stylish we were wishing we could take them home!
From left to right it goes model/survivor and blogger each lady styled in stores at the Shops Around Lenox. Despite day time rain clouds the evening turned out to be so nice!
Bloggers Jessica of My Style Vita, Jennifer of JennySue Makeup and Mae of Mae Amor sipping on some catwalk cosmos. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that this moment was captured! Let me explain. So, Kristen and I were goofing off and joking about how we were the “athletes” of the group so we said we were going to jog out to and from the catwalk and when we were supposed to pause and ‘strike a pose’ we were just going to run in place. So that’s what this is, her running in place! So good.
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of giving back to my community via the Operation PROM X Borrowed by Design dress drive in Buckhead. I brought along an embellished black Jessica McClintock dress from my senior year prom from back in 2004! The drive raised 73 dresses that will be donated to less fortunate girls around Georgia who, without the help of Operation PROM, wouldn’t be able to attend their formal dances. Here’s a short recap of the event in the Atlanta Tech Village-
I’m wearing a Banana Republic dress, purse by Zatchels, UO necklace, BCBG bracelet, and suede booties via Rag O Rama
Made with love by the Borrowed by Designs ladies
Each dress worn by the pageant winning models were later donated to the dress drive. Too cool that a high school girl will be able to wear a dress that was worn and WON in a pageant to her formal dance!!
Karen is the Atlanta Operation PROM director, she is wearing a vintage dress from her friends vintage shop. We chatted about our love for all things thrifted and Instagram, nice meeting you Karen!
Meet LaTisha of Blushing Black, my newest blogger gal pal, isn’t her peplum skirt fabulous?!
Knowing that I helped a high school girl attend one of her formal dances wearing something I wore and enjoyed when I was in high school means a lot! Thanks to Operation PROM and Borrowed by Design for allowing us to reach out to our community!