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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Floral & Leather + Memphis Blogger Meetup Recap

Thanks for stopping by today ladies; it means the world to me!  I have a post chock full of pictures today so I really hope you enjoy them.  I got this gorgeous floral print Loft blouse recently.  It didn't look very special online, but when I tried it on in stores I just knew I had to have it.  I've actually already worn it twice in the last week.  Oops.  = )  The first time is in the first few pictures.  I paired it with a neon yellow skinny belt.  My second purchase ever from Old Navy- hooray!  They are getting cuter and cuter stuff every time I go.  So happy they've been stepping it up to compete more with their sister stores!  I love the contrast of the delicate floral shirt with the neon belt and with a pair of black liquid leggings!  I just recently got these leggings from Danielle at C7 Boutique, and I really love them (especially the price tag - only $12!)  Danielle is a fellow blogger, and is just so, so sweet.  Check out her blog here and say hello.  I think you will just fall in love with her story and her beautiful family!  The store just opened this month and is very new, but please stop by and take a look.  Remember this awesome giveaway for the mustache scarf that is still going on right now?  It's from C7 Boutique also!!  Also a heads up, I'll be giving away a $30 Target gift card this Wednesday so make sure to check back!  And don't forget to enter the giveaway for the $50 gift card to American Pretty Boutique here.  


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A couple days later Saturday rolled around.  We had been planning the Memphis blogger meetup I think since I first became a blogger back in December (I was really excited, what can I say?!)  And I realized on Saturday that apparently I had completely forgotten to even plan an outfit, so I pulled out my basically new Loft blouse again but paired it with my favorite Citizens of Humanity jeans for the blogger meetup.  We met up at Local Gastropub at their new location at Overton Squre.  It is in such a cool part of town in a nice two-story building.  I loved the brick walls inside, and the whole place had a really laidback cool vibe.  We sat upstairs right by the window and had a nice view.  I checked in at the hostess stand 30 minutes early and they already had our table ready.  Talk about good service!  Our waiter was just awesome too.  He was very attentive and did everything he could to keep this group of bloggers happy.  He even served our cake to us that my friend Jaime made.  I had spoken with a couple of the managers previously, and they gave us three free appetizers.  We chose the Crisp Calimari, Smoked Duck Quesadilla and Warm Baked Pretzels.  Every one of them looked incredible, and I think I ate half the plate of calimari...seriously.  I had eaten at the downtown location for lunch only so I was excited to try out their dinner menu.  Everyone only had great things to say about everything they ordered.  It was that good.  We had an incredible time.  I love Local, the service was great, and the group of girls I got to meet were amazing.  I cannot wait for the next Memphis blogger meetup!  I felt like I had known these girls for years, and it was just so easy to talk to all of them.  Before we knew it, over 3 hours has just flown by.  We will definitely be planning another one soon, and I'll definitely be heading back to Local with Shane sometime soon too!  Keep scrolling for millions of pictures.  = ) 


 
Loft Floral Print Henley Bouse.  $59.50.
C7 Boutique Liquid Full Leggings.  $12.  (Yep, you read that right only $12!)
Old Navy Skinny Neon Belt.  $15.24 for 2 pack with this coupon in stores.
Nine West Hot in Here Pump.  $66.99.
J. Crew Crystal and Cabochon Necklace.  $45.
Oia Jules Rose Gold Chunky Chain Rhinestone Bracelet.  $30.  Psst, I'll be giving away one of these Oia Jules bracelets next week!
Michael Kors Ritz Two-Tone Watch.  $250.  Last seen here.
 






 
 

 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 

Crisp Calimari - This was my favorite appetizer!!



Smoked Duck Quesadilla



Warm Baked Pretzels



Bunless Local Burger with Fried Egg and Bacon.  So, so good.  What is better than a burger?  One with an egg and bacon on it!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 Gorgeous (and delicious) cake made and donated by Jaime Byram.  It was chocolate and white cake.  I'm a huge chocolate lover, but both were so good, and the icy was so creamy!


Mini cupcakes donated by Brande Burrow from Confetti Cupcakes in Covington, TN.  She made chocolate ones and wedding cakes ones.  Delicous, and I loved the sprinkles!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I purchased Emi-Jay hair ties from Impulse Boutique in Collierville, TN.  They are one of my favorite clothings boutiques here in the Memphis area, so check them out if you're in the area.
 
 
 



 Mi-Me scrub and lip balm donated to each person by Gil and Liz.




Mi-Me is a locally owned bath and beauty products company in Memphis, TN. All their products are all natural, great quality and very reasonably priced.
 
 
 
Mary Kay samples donated to each person by Carla Agnos in Gallatin, TN. 
 
 
See everyone's names and blogs above the next picture.



Back Row:  Alyssa, Judith, Colleen, Bekah, Rach
Front Row:  Natalie, Misty, Terri, Jennifer, Jaime, Me and Jennifer



Me and Bekah.  And this is with my 5" heels.  = )  Love this girl so, so much! 

 
 
 
Rach and me.  Just recently met her in blogland, and I was so, so happy she was able to come!!  She is seriously awesome! 



Me and Colleen.  Met Collen in blogland a couple of months ago and just love her blog too.  Beautiful, sweet and fashionable!



 Jaime and me.  (We went to middle school together.)  So, so happy to see her after about 15 years!!!



Me and Jennifer (We went to high school together.)  Love Jennifer and her blog.  She is so genuienly sweet!



Me and Alyssa.  Cannot say enough about this sweetheart.  We need a food date soon!



The beautiful and incredibly sweet hoop that Alyssa made for us!




Also the winner of the huge giveaway here is....
Niki.  Congratulations!!
  
Pretty, pretty please vote for my first Lucy Community post here.


 

33 comments:

  1. Looks like you all had a great time. Makes me want to do a bloggers dinner. Hmm now I just have to find some MIchigan bloggers..Love your outfits of course..

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  2. THERE WERE SPARKLY PONYTAILS?!?!? haha JK I have a problem.
    Love you, love how fun this was!!! Xoxo

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  3. this post just made me hungry!! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  4. love the floral top with the leather leggings - looks so good! and yum to those pretzels!!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  5. I just picked up that Blouse Friday, along with a solid one!! Love it!!

    footballbeachmom.blogspot.com

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  6. love the leather and floral. I will certainly try this look!

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  7. LOOOOOOVE Loft - we will have to head out to Saddle Creek together on one of their 50% off weekend deals!!!

    You were such an amazing host!!! :)

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  8. Ok, I just can't pass up the $12 leggings. Ordering some NOW!

    I had so much fun! Thanks for putting it all together.

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  9. I love the liquid leggings - they're seriously only $12? I'm heading over to purchase them asap.

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  10. I'm pretty envious of the Memphis meetup!! Looks like such a FUN time!

    And the outfit?! Edgy yet feminine, I love it. You rock the leather tights girl.

    P.S. Have you ever done a beauty post? I'd love to know your routine and favorites!!

    xo,
    Elissa
    sparklesandprays.com

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  11. So glad to have met you! You did an amazing job with everything....and I'm loving that outfit, too ;)

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  12. Aww, it was such a fun meet up! I'm so glad I got to meet you and everyone else too! You really did a wonderful job pulling all of this together. Thank you for all your hard work and planning. :)

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  13. Looks like so much fun! I love all the pics!

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  14. I had THE BEST time.
    I can't wait to do it again.. everything was perfect.
    Thank you for putting it all together!
    XOXO.

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  15. I love love love that top! And you look AMAZING in those leather leggins! You have amazing legs!
    The blogger meet up looks so fun! Glad you had a good time!

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  16. Absolutely love the blouse especially with the neon belt! Wish I could pull off half of your outfits! JEALOUS :)

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  17. Very cool meetup!! Hopefully, I'll get to meet some of the bloggers while I'm in Memphis! :)

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  18. Looks like an amazing time! I love love love your outfit! You are rocking those leggings!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  19. I really love all of the thought and detail put into the event! Everyone looks like they had a wonderful time!

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  20. I love this entire post! You look like an amazing host and what a great idea to get people together to meet in person! You have amazing ideas girlie!

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  21. how fun!! I love your top - so pretty!!

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  22. That top is beautiful - and I follow Alyssa's blog and love it :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    -Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  23. I absolutely love the floral and leather together. So chic! And that blogger meet up looks like so much fun!

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  24. Love the floral top. The party looked like so much fun. Makes me want to be a blogger!

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  25. I just discovered your blog today- so cute! I love the Loft top, and I agree that Old Navy has been getting better and better!

    I'll definitely keep reading!

    Kaitlin
    teaandsequin.blogspot.com

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  26. Such a cute outfit! Btw, you have gorgeous hair!!

    Dhruvi
    Stilettos & Sequins

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  27. I love your floral top!

    -Haley-
    haleyvalerie.blogspot.com

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  28. Blogger meetups are the best! You looked fabulous...love those pants with that gorgeous blouse...and love Rach - she's so sweet :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  29. Oh my gosh! I adore those leggings!! And at $12, I might have to get a pair!
    Do you mind telling me what size you're inso I have an idea what size to get for myself?

    And the meet-up looked likes ouch fun!!

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  30. This sounds like so much fun!!!! I'm sad I'm not a memphis blogger!

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  31. I am a Memphis blogger! I would love to come to the next one! Just let me know! :)

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