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!
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!
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!!