event: LOFT grand opening.

a couple of weekends ago, I was asked to attend the grand opening of a LOFT store. It happened to be about 3 hours from me, but was the perfect excuse to go shopping, & even better ..to see my parents [who live less than a hour from the store].

there were hor d’oeuvres, cupcakes, wine, mini makeovers, and a DJ. [oh my!]. which only heighten a girl’s shopping experience.

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

what I wore // jewel embellished sweatshirt / leopard denim similar / green blouse / 3.1 phillip lim x target tote.

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

sam of the brunette one + I.

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

and with our 3.1 phillip lim x target totes.

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

event: loft grand opening // LLinaBC.com

my purchase // sleeveless pleat red dress.

event: LOFT grand opening // LLinaBC.com

thanks for coming momma.

happy tuesday all.

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fashionista for a day.

I cannot say enough about how great this past weekend was. firstly, I should thank megan of {the thread affect} for asking me to be her date go with her to the {simply stylist} event in chicago.

I had my first blate [blogger + date]. and I can’t wait to do it again. megan is amazing. I read her blog regularly and meeting her ..well, she’s everything I thought she’d be, plus more. [can I call you a real life friend now?].

on saturday, we met bright & early. had a mimosa brunch. met some lovely people. listened to thee most amazing women speak about their adventures. shopped. and went to a couple sessions about blogging, social media, & finding your voice.

don’t be afraid. your fears will hold you back.

easily the theme of the day. all of these incredible women have accomplished so much. and refuse to let the unknown scare them. It was truly inspiring.

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

hello cat sadler from E! news.

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

and jacey from {damsel in dior}.

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

{capwell + co}

simply stylist chicago // LLinaBC.com

the event was so much fun. but more than that ..I loved being around other passionate, like-minded bloggers. I cannot wait for my next “bloggy” event!

I hope to [subtly] start implementing a few changes to the way things operate around here. LLinaBC has come a long way. but it’s going further!

happy tuesday all.

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extended vacation.

I had thee most amazing weekend. and wasn’t quite ready for it to end. so [J] & I decided to extend it. in chicago.

one more day of gallivanting through the city.

drinking iced coffee & snapping photos

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I cannot wait to share everything I saw, ate, and experienced the past few days. it’s been incredible. [starting tomorrow with a recap of the {simply stylist event}]. also, blogging tips. I learned some. I’ll be sharing!

in the meantime, you can find me outside. enjoying my last few hours in chicago. because there is a 5 hour drive back to iowa in my near future. yikes!

happy monday!

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