Monday, June 6, 2011

My First Blogger Meetup

Hello Lovelies! This post is coming a little late, but I wanted to share some fun photos from the blogger meetup that Sally Schwartz (producer of the Randolph Street Market Festival) put together a little over a week ago! I was super excited because this was the first time I was able to meet some other beauty & fashion bloggers, as well as Sally and of course, the fabulous Nena Ivon, who served as a fashion director for Saks Fifth Avenue and was their longest serving employee (53 years)! It was a really fun night and all the girls were super sweet and oh-so fashionable!

Photo courtesy of Veronika from Tick Tock Vintage. L-R: Sabrina, Moi, Tabitha, Lisa, Emily, Veronika (being held), Andrea, Tieka, Leilani (bottom). I also met Nikia of ChiTown Fashionista and Jaye of Curvitude (not pictured).

Photo courtesy of Veronika from Tick Tock Vintage.
Andrea of Blonde Bedhead was sweet enough to take a few photos of me. She is an amazing photographer and a super fun girl to be around! I absolutely love this picture that Veronika snapped of Andrea trying to get a great shot of my shoes! Clearly, Andrea is hardcore when it comes to photography! The other girls were also so much fun to meet! Nikia and Jaye were so cool and super stylish, Sabrina won me over with her amazing thrifting skills and overall awesomeness, Tabitha is one of the cutest and sweetest girls ever, Leilani & Lisa have such amazing, vintage style, Emily is super smart and fabulous (similar to yours truly, she's also crazy enough to be in a doctoral program), Veronika is so lovely and super fun, and Tieka, who is also adorable, has one of the warmest, welcoming personalities ever! I was so lucky to have the chance to meet these fabulous ladies and am looking forward to seeing them again in the future!

Here are a couple shots Andrea took of me during the event. Many of you may recognize the top (which is actually a dress) and the belt from one of my previous posts.

Photo courtesy of Andrea from Blonde Bedhead. Please ignore the ridiculous look I have on my face. :)
Photo courtesy of Andrea from Blonde Bedhead.
Top: Angie Butterfly Dress
Pants: Level 99 Wide Leg Jeans
Belt: Michael Kors
Bag: Betsey Johnson
Besides meeting all these fabulous gals, I was also able to get a sneak peek of the amazing goods for sale at the Randolph Street Market! It was pretty fun checking out the different vendors without anyone else around. As you saw in my recap, there were tons of fabulous items for sale, and I'm definitely looking forward to the next market happening later this month on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th! Hopefully I will see many of my new blogger friends again and have the opportunity to meet even more fabulous people! Until next time!


  1. it may have been your first, but it won't be your last.... trust me! It was so awesome meeting you and the fiancé.

    Since I wasn't able to make it out to the actually market that weekend, I am sooo looking forward to the next one at the end of the month.

  2. it was great meeting you, tara!!!! cant wait for the next event so we can all get together again!!!! :)

  3. fabulous!! I'm sure it was a great time for all of you! Love the first picture :D


  4. Such fun pictures! Have a great week,


  5. Sounds like you guys had a great time.

  6. So so fun! You Chicago bloggers are a fashionable hottie bunch!
    And, super cute outfit... diggin' the whole look.
    alyson --

  7. Tara is the BOMB! So sweet & lively & fun & beautiful, I want to rent a huge camper and take all of you on the road. I envision great outfit shots in small time jails!! Thnks for the great enthusiasm Tara, we're doing a repeat @ the next market June 23. TTFN & see you soon

  8. Tara, it was so great meeting you as well!! Looking forward to running into you at future events.

    And Sally, I'm totally down for the camper idea. It would be the most fashionable road trip in history! lol.

  9. Aww..Love those photos and it looks like you girls had a blast! Happy Monday, darling:) Kisses

  10. Thanks for all the fabulous comments! Sally- you are the BOMB, and I agree with Nikia...we should totally hit the road in a huge camper! :)

  11. Looks like such a fun meet up! Such lovely ladies and the pictures of the market that I have seen around the Internet look like there were some AMAZING finds! xx

  12. Love your jeans! premiere-reviews (still cannot post under google)

  13. What fun, darling!
    Lovely look and pics!!


  14. Looks like such a fun meetup! I love the photos, the setting is really cool.

  15. Y'all are so adorable! You look amazing in those wide legs lady!

  16. You all look gorgeous! and obviously had lots of fun at bloggers meet up!
    p.s. Will come back for more:) Your blog is great!

  17. Hey lady....I should send you an email about the Sephora self-tanner but anyway. It's actually really nice. In terms of how long it lasts, it's definitely not one of those products that you spray and don't have to reapply for a week. I have been using it every morning (just a quick spray around after the shower) and my legs are a nice golden tone. I'm impressed

  18. I just want to jump back in and say that I am sooooo down for Sally's idea of a fashion blogger camping trip.

    It would be the BEST road trip EVER!!!

  19. omg how fun sounding! You all are gorgeous and look like you are having so much fun :)

  20. The laying down one is freaking awesome!!

  21. Totally frickin' jealous of your blogger meet-up. That's sweet!!!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  22. Testing testing one two three. I can post! I love your jeans!

  23. Looks like so much fun.. those pics are great! I just had my first blogger meetup this past weekend- so much fun!

    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs