Tuesday, June 11, 2013

group effort

{ What I Wore: J.Crew dress via eBay // Gap jean jacket // Lilac Bijoux necklace // ShoeDazzle wedges // studded bag c/o Oasap }
This dress is sold out, but J.Crew currently has some totally gorgeous dresses on sale + an extra 30% off! 1 // 2 // 3 

It seriously take a village to help me get dressed. Jessica convinced me to track this dress down when I posted about it on Instagram.
Then Shanna pointed me in the direction of this fabulous necklace that I dreamed of wearing as a collar.
And finally my seamstress (hi mom) tailed my dress so that it was perfectly made to my measure!
Ok, I tried it. I wanted to be a "fashion blogger" & do things that bloggers do. But not putting my arms in my sleeve holes still felt completely awkward. I'll try anything once & this was my attempt... see ya later cape jacket.
I have to admit, I was kind of nervous about my first big blogging meet-up at the Southern Blog Society Brunch down in Atlanta this past Sunday & wearing an outfit that I loved made my worries melt a tiny bit.

But once I walked into the room & met all the beautiful & talented women, people with passions like mine, who are going out & getting it done, there were no nerves, just smiles, hugs, shared stories, swapped business cards & cheers over mimosas!
Turns out getting dressed & blogging is a lot more fun when it involves a community.
This past weekend, my "blog friends" became real friends, & that is the truth.
If you are looking for a few new blogging buddies, I promise that these ladies will light up your blog roll:
Jessica, My Style Vita // Cathy, Poor Little It Girl // Shelby, Glitter & Gingham // Ashlyn, Let it be Beautiful // Julie Leah // Danielle, Lou What Wear // Serena, The Serena Saga // Cath, Asian Cajuns // Katie, Pearls & Twirls // Mandy, Waiting on Martha // Kaitlin, Secretive Style //  Trina, Baby Shopaholic // Teodora, The Fashion Lush
Have you ever had a blogger meet-up?
I might just be obsessed now, what a wonderful community!

P.S. Linking up with Walking in Memphis in High heels & Style Elixir today

43 comments:

  1. Oh i love this post!!! You are too sweet, and I had no clue it was my nudge that got you to buy this dress. Blushing!

    So great to finally meet you since I check in on your blog daily! Heres to future meet ups!

    xo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  2. Absolutely LOVE this dress on you! So happy we got to meet this weekend!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  3. I am in love with the bottom of that dress! so pretty!!! and i have yet to go to a blogger met up but want to!
    forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the bottom scallops, and the color is gorgeous on you!

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  5. LOVE the scalloped hem! Too cute!!

    xo Megan, LushtoBlush.com

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  6. gorgeous dress! you look exquisite! :) also the arms-not-in-the-jacket is working for you!

    kw ladies in navy

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  7. I love everything about this! The dress is fabulous, I so need it! And I love the gold belt and that gorgeous necklace! You are rocking this, girl!

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  8. I love this! So glad you found the dress, it's PERFECT on you!


    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  9. In the past year I have gone to countless meetups and met some of the most inspiring young women! I feel so fortunate to live in a city where the blogging community is so active!


    p.s. That color looks absolutely gorgeous on you!



    xo Georgina at: http://notesonlifestylebygeorgina.com

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  10. it was so much fun meeting you at the brunch and obviously, you looked FABULOUS.



    looking forward to a nashville meet up sometime soon.

    xo
    d
    www.louwhatwear.com

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  11. I think I love most all those bloggers too! I can't do the jacket cape thing either. It just feels strange lol. Love this dress. I but stuff off eBay in sizes too big and get then tailored all the time. Love this dress on you and hope you'll linkup today. ; ) Next Tuesday is floral. I also love wearing my necklace as more of a collar too.
    walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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  12. love the scalloped detail on this dress, so cute outfit

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  13. You're so lucky to have a built-in seamstress! She did a wonderful job! - J

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  14. love the gold shoes, I have been on a metallic kick lately!
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  15. I so want to go to a blogger meetup. But I'm lazy so I'll just wait for someone else to arrange it and then invite me. Anywho, LOVE this scalloped dress on you! And I love the denim cape...I mean jacket.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  16. I love everything about this outfit - from your necklace, to the scallop detailing on your dress, to your sandals. Love it all!


    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  17. I love how you styled this dress!
    ~Jessica

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  18. You look beautiful, Jess!!! Absolutely gorgeous. I'm obsessed with that necklace...so when you get tired of it, you can just send it to me ;-) I'm so glad you were able to go to the brunch. I definitely want to make it to one of their events. The blogging community really is fantastic isn't it?!


    www.dancingwithashleyblog.com

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  19. Love this post! Thank you so much for sharing the love!! xo Mandy @ Waiting On Martha

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  20. Yay! Love this post! You look adorable in this outfit and I love that you stopped to snap pics on the way down!


    xx
    Katie
    www.PearlsandTwirls.net

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  21. You look beyond amazing! The moment that dress sold out I was kicking myself for not buying it when I was in the store in Hawaii! I have almost the same necklace (just in mint) and I can't stop wearing it!


    xo jen
    pearlsandlaceblog.com

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  22. The color of the dress is amazing, and I absolutely LOVE the scallops! I was originally on the fence about those flower necklaces, but I really do love it paired with a monochromatic dress. And OK, where is that belt from? I love it!

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  23. Thank you lady! I was right there with you on the floral necklaces, but I am actually thrilled to have gotten it, & have in fact worn it an embarrassingly high number of times since I got it last week! This belt is my Kate Spade armadillo belt, turned around so the 'dillos are in the back. I liked have a little back decoration, but would love to have a solid gold one in the future too!
    xx

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  24. I tried this dress on in a J.Crew store & couldn't pay full price for it, so I walked away. Then the next day I was convinced that I needed it, went back to the store to find it on sale, but they didn't have my size. So I left again. I finally stalked it on eBay, ordered what I could find, a size too big, & had my mom tweak it for me. After all that, I think it is safe to say, this is my favorite dress!
    xx

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  25. I have the mosquito bite to prove that I was sneaking about in the backwoods of Georgia!
    xx

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  26. That dress is gorgeous! You wear it so well. I love the color and the scalloped edges.

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  27. That dress is gorgeous on ya! Loving the entire outfit plus the necklace completes it. You are one pretty lady!
    Thanks for bring to us more wonderful blogs. Going to have to check them out


    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  28. Girl, I love your scalloped dress! I saw your face on a blogger brunch on another blogger's round-up :) I am dying to do a blogger meet up in NYC.

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  29. Love your dress! I am so going to copy those shoes! So glad to have met you! Can't wait to connect again!

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  30. You look absolutely gorgeous! I love this dress and necklace paired together :)

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  31. I LOVE your denim jacket! It's everything I've been looking for! The Gap link you provided, is that a darker wash than the one you own? It looks a bit different.

    Lauren

    7x7 Remix
    Exploring My Style

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  32. Lauren,
    I have actually had this jacket since Jr. High, so I think it is close to being truly vintage. I can't remember if the color was originally darker & faded over time or if this was just the cool wash in 2002... But I love the cut and fit of Gap jean jackets, so I definitely recommend getting a new one or searching for a vintage one on eBay/in a thrift store. xx

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  33. YAY the dress looks great after alterations! I can't believe how well the necklace matches too. So glad you had fun at the meetup....meeting blogger friends is SO fun!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  34. I love the scalloped edging on the dress! - www.katelyngreer.com

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  35. I'm so glad that you found that dress because you look absolutely adorable in it!! I'm also a huge fan of statement necklaces & your flower one is awesome :) So glad that I found your blog & CONGRATS on your blogger meetups! I live right outside of DC & I'm so glad that we have a group because I've met so many wonderful people, best of luck <3
    -Wave

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  36. I have this dress in the same color & love how you the necklace is so pretty with it!


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlfie.com

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  37. Thank you so much for linking up Jessica! ; )

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  38. I love that your necklace looks like it's part of the dress. Such a pretty color too. You look gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  39. Great look, such a cute dress!

    Lauren

    www.laurenslook.com

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