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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wine and great spirits

This weekend I joined Closet Fashionista, Amber Blue Bird, Sartorial Sidelines and Star-Crossed Smile for our first ever blogger meetup. We ran around the campus of Yale University, avoiding tour groups to take a slew of photos - If you ever wanted to know what happens when you do the 10 second timer dash for five cameras at once, this photo sums it up nicely:
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Carefully positioning the cameras to get everyone in the frame...
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We are a bit like the paparazzi... and I totally had to get closeups of everyone's fabulous outfits.
After I spent two hours sorting through 200+ photos and processing 40 photos from the evening, it occurred to me that it might be a little excessive for one blog post. But I already wasted the two hours, so you are just going to have to enjoy my photo heavy post!
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More grinning bloggers after the jump!

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Megan in a Calvin Klein Dress, Burberry Wedges, Kenneth Cole Reaction Belt, Mulberry for Target Bag, Forever 21 Turtle Ring, Michael Kors Watch and Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunnies

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Courtney in H&M Shorts, Thom Brown boots, Gap sheer blouse, H&M Bag, La Mer watch, Ann Taylor cuff, and a Bumblebee Tuna Cameo Ring

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Nnenna in an H&M Parka, H&M Dress, and Target Wedges

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Amber in a Lace Top and Skirt and Nude Heels

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And as for me, I did manage to face my fears of destroying the lace top, and I cut out the lining and then shortened the sleeves. Since I didn't want to ruin the scalloped edges on the sleeves I had to completely take them off and shorten them from the top. It took pretty much forever to finally get them to the right length and both the same length (more or less).
But I'm really happy with how it came out, from granny to sexy with just a few snips (and hours of aggravation)!
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I'm wearing an altered Talbots Lace Top, Handmade Satin Shorts, Jessica Simpson Wedges, Macy's Necklace, TJMaxx Ring, Gap Sequined Clutch, Handmade Earrings, Aldo Sunnies, and a Max and Chloe Cuff won in a giveaway from Style Symmetry.

After snapping photos to our hearts content, the five of us made our way to Barcelona Wine Bar, where we drank sangria, devoured tapas, and talked for hours with both the intimacy of old friends, and the awkwardness of meeting someone for the first time. Then we walked to 116 Crown, a cool lounge bar to finish the night and have one more drink.

In the past, every time I would read about a blogger meetup on someone's blog, I was always so envious, having never been to one, and now I know I had good reason to be!
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41 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Weee!! So many loverly photos!!! :D I also love your commentary, hehe :)
I had such an awesome time!! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

The Fancy Teacup said...

You girls look like you had so much fun!! Going to my first blogger meet up in a couple weeks, can't wait!

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Lorena said...

How exciting, the closest I have been to meeting a blogger was running into one.... but that was it- you guys looked fabulous and seems as if you had fun. I am the envious one now-

Courtney Erin said...

Love this post - your write up is fantastic! And your photos came out so good. This was seriously the most fun I've had in a while - we have to plan a shopping excursion next.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

this is awesome. i can relate to the 10 second dash hilarities. i just got busted doing that. makes you realize how silly it really is. love your outfit!

Shey said...

Your lacey top looks amazing, just like the one on Lucky! The girl's outfits are great, I specially liked the orange dress and the lace dress. =D

Kavery said...

Totally envious of all the fun you girls had. What well-dressed subjects you make. Nice!

Kell said...

I love the outfits.. very cute!

Nnenna said...

LOVE IT! You took such fantastic pictures and it was so fun to meet you Lydia! And I just posted my write-up too :) I simply cannot wait for our next meet-up! :D

star-crossed smile

Eli said...

that first photo is absolutely amazing!

You all look so stylish! I had never been to a blogger meetup in Vegas, mostly I think because there were only like 2 other bloggers. San Francisco is a completely different story. There is something to see bloggers every week!

Lindsay said...

That is awesome! I love a good blogger meetup. We had one here in Seattle yesterday and had a blast. I'm posting some photos tomorrow and more later this week. What a gorgeous campus to be able to take lots of pretty photos :)

Lindsay Living

Mrs. J said...

Lovely outfit, the lace top turned out perfectly. I love your wedges they are so high.

Everyone at the meet-up had such great style. You all looked like you had loads of fun. I'm jealous. :)

Lydia Marie said...

Looks like a ton of fun!

Shopping and Spreadsheets

this free bird said...

oh my gosh your outfits are so cute. that first picture is THE BEST!!

xo,
C

Claire said...

aww, this is so great. you gals all look fab as always. what a fun meet up. you all look like you're having a blast! love that lace top, BTW. it's gorgeous!

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Madeline Quaint said...

Looks great fun and you all look fab! :)
It would be so good to get to a Blogger meet-up, the problem is, Hungary's kinda far away. :D

Belly B said...

I love all these shots! They're so happy! :)

<3 Belly B

Amber Blue Bird said...

my goodness we are a pretty bunch. I had such a great time meeting you and the other girlies. Round 2 needs to happen soon!

Nikki said...

You girls look fabulous! I really love Amber's dress! she looks so pretty! x

Style Journey said...

How fun! All of you ladies look lovely.

Vanessa said...

Great job with the lace top modification. It is a huge improvement and looks perfect! I don't know all of these other bloggers, so I'm going to have to mark this post and come back to it and check out their sites!

Ellie said...

I just love this!! You all look so happy, and what a fashionable group! Awesome post doll :)

Have a great day!
Ellie

TrophyBoutique said...

Ha ha! I love that top photo! That looked like a super fun time. I always love blogger meet-ups.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

aww, i love blogger meet ups. this one looks like so much fun & you all look so stylish!

Rebecca said...

I like your lace top, and the campus is a great backdrop for pictures.

Ashley said...

I think I've read almost everyone's "coverage" about the "event," and I'm getting more jealous by the minute! I've said it before, but I'll say it again: you guys all look SO great! And full o' life, too!

Meanz said...

You all look adorable! I love your lacey top! Also this sounds and looks like so much fun and I love that your post is image heavy! :)



Meanz (Koi Story)

Alex Elizabeth said...

I've never been to a blogger meetup but they look like so much fun! Your lace top looks soooo good and love the bold gold jewelry (especially the cuff)! I've been staring through the window at the American Apparel lace shirts across the street... temptation...

Alex Elizabeth said...

And P.S. I got the shipping confirmation from Perricone (and I think you did too). Thanks again :)

Style Eyes said...

Sounds like great fun. I have always missed out on all the blogger meetups. Perhaps I should arrange one!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AH THIS IS SO BLOGGERLICIOUS. (hahah, okay, that was awful.)

But seriously. Looks liked oodles of fun! Blogger meet ups must be super, duper fun. Definitely looks like it. You look SO happy in the first picture - I adore it! :)

QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Can I just say I love the line, "from granny to sexy with just a few snips..." so much! These are some gorgeous photos of some seriously gorgeous looks!

Terri said...

You have some great photos here and you have introduced me to four bloggers who are new to me. Your blouse makeover turned out great.

silvergirl said...

looks like you had so much fun
what great photos
brett

Shea said...

Aww, you girls all look gorgeous! And the best part is it looks like you're having a wonderful time! I've only been to a couple meet-ups, but both have been so much fun I can't wait to do it again sometime! Oh, and the lace shirt turned out awesome!!

Morgan Jordan said...

Aw, you're making me want to have a blogger meetup! Who arranged it?


www.stylocrat.blogspot.com

Kimia Kline said...

haha you gals are so cute! love these photos and the fact that you were running around yale :) priceless.

thekellytang said...

How fun!! :) Looks like you all had a blast!

northwest is best said...

Awww, what lovely photos, looks like you had a great time!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

what a fun meetup! your outfit's amazing, i especially love the lace top, and I have Nnenna's H&M polka dot dress! the exact same dress! :)

Krystal said...

oh my gosh, i read so many of these girls, i LOVED seeing these pics!!