10.29.2013

Lucky FABB Part One

Hey everyone! I am back from my fabulous time in NYC for Lucky Magazine's Lucky FABB (Fashion and Beauty Blogger) conference. It was such a wonderful time, and I was very fortunate to attend. Lucky has managed to develop amazing relationships with bloggers from all over the world, of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds. It's amazing!

The main thing I took away from this conference (besides all of the freakin amazing gifts) was this: it's cool to be nice. Yep- just that. Editor in Chief Eva Chen made that statement the first day, and it just stuck with me. You hear that, mean girls? It's cool to be nice! This can be applied to all aspects of your life whether it be work, family, friends, business, blogging. Plain and simple, its cool to be nice. And let me tell you, it was so awesome and refreshing to hear it from someone with such a huge impact in the fashion world.

Anyway- I arrived on Wednesday just in time to take a stroll through the city-by myself- and I loved every minute of it. I had an event that evening at Refinery Rooftop with Jane Iredale for lip makeovers! I was long overdue for a new lip shade. Typically, I wear tinted chapstick or lip balm on a regular basis. I do wear lipstick but I am terrible at reapplying it!

Shirt: c/o JEG Boutique /// Pants: Target /// Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's /// Jacket: Gap /// Clutch: c/o Blair Ritchey /// Bracelets: Stella and Dot

It's funny that I am a fashion blogger, going to a fashion event, and the only pictures I really have of my whole outfits are selfie's. HA! I was just so on-the-go that I never really stopped to take pics! (Tabitha- if you are reading this, I am bringing you along next year to be me personal photog, ok?!?) Anyway, I was super excited to sport this outfit. It was the perfect combo of dressy/casual for the kickoff event! 


Just a little detail shot from the night. My Blair Ritchey Lulu Foldover and one of the amazing drinks they provided. I can't remember what it was- I just remember it was delicious, there were rose petals in it, and I had several. 

While attending the event, I took advantage of having a rep from Jane Iredale there giving me a lip makeover! It was so great! We received the Lip Exfoliator which was delicious. Yes, delicious! It is made of sugar and other oils, so I was able to just lick it from my lips! Then we were able to choose from a couple of different lip combos! I ended up with Puremoist Lipstick and Puregloss Lipgloss



Enjoying my bold red lips with Graceful Glamour Girl and Glory Boon. Definitely have to get used to the red lips...something I am totally not used to wearing!


Once the event ended I met up with a dear friend of mine from high school! We picked up right where we left off! Dinner and drinks were on the agenda for the rest of the night! 


Day one of Lucky FABB started bright and early! I was able to spend an extra $30 or so to get the all access pass, and it was totally worth it. Priority seating AND access to the gifting suite. Ummmm....hello gifting suite! Free everything- jewelry, scarves, shoes, perfume, purses! Amazing! Not to mention, All Access passes meant I was able to sit in the front row....super close to all the speakers for the day! 


The speakers were really great. It was awesome to hear from bloggers who are doing extremely well for themselves and were once where we are. In some ways, it was kind of hard to relate to them because their success far exceeds mine and other bloggers attending, but still it was nice to know they were all where we currently are!

Erica of P.S. I Made This and Gabi of GabiFresh 


Lindsey of Saucy Glossie, Amber of RewardStyle (I chatted with her afterwards and she is SO nice-and has flawless skin!), and Mattias Swenson, Co Founder of Bloglovin



Of course, I don't think I need to do much of an introduction for Eva Chen, Eva Mendes and Kate Bosworth. 

Eva Mendes was so real and so casual! Kate was totally soft spoken, but still as sweet as ever! I love that Kate told us how important it is to embrace our differences! It's easy to forget that, isn't it?

She is flawless- flawless, I tell you! And she probably has the nicest ass I have ever seen. Like ever. 


Throughout the day I also hit up the gifting suite and other booths that were there are well offering a boat load of free things. I am SO excited to showcase a lot of them on the blog! 

Here are a few pics of some of the ladies I spent the day with. It was so great to be in such good company throughout this whole thing!

behind the scenes at lucky fabb
Meagan from Because of Jackie (so great to finally meet in real life! Yay for blogging friends!) and Haili from All Ze Details- we met that morning and I am so glad we did-she is so sweet!


I will finish my Lucky FABB wrap up on Wednesday....I will chat about day two and all of the awesome goodies we got!! 


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12 comments:

  1. I think this is pretty much the definition of fabulous! And you should rock those red lips more often. They look great!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie!! I haven't worn makeup really all week (I think after the conference I was in hair/makeup/beauty/fashion overload), but it is on my agenda to rock the red this weekend- for what, I don't know, but I am!!

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  2. I also attended LuckyFabb I wish I would've gotten the chance to meet you! This is the 2nd conference in a month that I heard that very same message "be nice"! Love it. You look fabulous.

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    1. Oh darn! We will have to make it a point to meet next year! I already made it a goal to go again! Thank you!!

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  3. So awesome!! You look great in red lips by the way!

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  4. Yay, I had the BEST time meeting you and the conference was so much fun...and I second the personal photographer things, need more (non inside!) outfit photos! :)

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  5. Ahhhh that looked like an AMAZING conference!!!!!
    1. Your lips look crazy beautiful.
    2. It really is cool to be nice. I wish more people realized that!

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    1. Awww thank you! Bright red lips like that is a total adjustment!! And yes, it really is cool to be nice. Its a shame there are such jerks in the world that don't realize it, right?!?! :)

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  6. Aw it seems like you girls had a BLAST!!!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  7. So much fun!!!!! And I hope the mean girls of the world took note on the first part! Can't wait to see all your swag! And yes, Amber is so nice and ABSOLUTELY stunning...I got a chance to hang with her at Texas Style Council. It's crazy to think how young a crazy successful she is with RewardStyle. And yay for meeting Meagan!! I just adore her!! So happy you had fun! LOVE the red lips!! :)

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    1. I sure hope so too! That is so cool you had a chance to hang with Amber. And she really is stunning...like flawless! Thanks about the red lips...slowly getting used to them! :)

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