Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Simply Stylist Chicago Event!

















This past Saturday I had the opportunity to attend the Simply Stylist event in Chicago and it was SO much fun.  The day started off with an amazing brunch at the Dana Hotel & Spa, which served avocado toast with poached eggs (my favorite!), yogurt parfaits, croissants and muffins and of course, mimosas.  It was so nice to be able to catch up with blogger friends, enjoy the day listening to amazing speakers as well as mini pampering sessions from the Glam App.  After brunch, we headed into the panel hosted by Catt Sadler from E! News, which included Cara Santana (actress, model and Glam App creator), Helen Berkun (fashion photographer and style expert), Lindsay Albanese (stylist and video blogger), Paolo Nieddu (costume designer for Empire and stylist) and Alaina Kaczmarski (co-founder of the EveryGirl.)  Every single one of them was very inspirational and gave a look into what it was like when they were just getting started building their brand and making a dent in the saturated market.  I am a big fan of the EveryGirl, so it was really cool to be able to meet Alaina and hear about how she created what is now a very successful business!

After the panel spoke, we were able to mix and mingle with other bloggers and enjoy appetizers and signature Watermelon Margaritas.  There was mini manicure stations, a ball pit (yes a real ball pit!) as well as hair and makeup stations for mini touch-ups, perfect for continuing on your Saturday night in the city!  I also received an amazing gift bag filled with tons of goodies such as H2O+ Beauty products, Neuro Sleep Water, Biossance products and even a gift card to Ali + Jay (how amazing are these dresses?!).  During the happy hour, there were mini breakout sessions happening in a small room nearby with more speakers talking about everything from styling 101 to how to balance life (something I definitely needed to hear.) All of these were super informative as well and gave more insight into different aspects of the blogging world.

Aside from the Conference, I also had two Bachelorette parties this weekend, so I would definitely say it was a packed, yet eventful weekend for sure.  It went way too fast, and now I am slowly starting to recuperate.  Did y'all do anything fun this weekend?  Can you believe it's the middle of July already?! Slow down summer... xoxo




9 comments:

  1. omg how fun! I love a good event. Esp the food ;)
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  2. It was great getting to meet you in person on Saturday!! This conference was SO much fun and I am definitely planning on coming back next year!
    xx Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

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  3. This looks like SO MUCH FUN!! And I totally agree with you - slow. down. summer! It's going way too fast!! <3
    xoxo,
    Amanda | www.TheChambrayBunny.com

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  4. Looks and sounds like a fab event!! I am glad that you had fun. I also agree with you that summer needs to slow down. :-)

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  5. This event looks amazing, and I'm such a fan of those table settings. Looks like such a fun time! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  7. This event looks like such fun!! Hoping something like this comes towards my area some time soon!
    xx, Bri || www.Neutral2Neon.com

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  8. I've been following the Simply Stylists event's blog and social media for years but haven't had the chance to visit yet. Thanks for giving us a pretty little sneak peek ;)

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