Connecticut Blogger Holiday Soiree

This post is going up much later than I'd anticipated, (where did the last two weeks go?) but better late than never, right?

A week before Christmas the CT Blogger Collective hosted a Holiday party at Flora in West Hartford. There was a huge turn out - I had no idea there were so many bloggers in Connecticut! I am continually impressed at how quickly Nonee, the groups founder was able to assemble the members and host three events last year, with a fourth event this coming Sunday. Seriously, she has my utmost respect and admiration. When I arranged a blogger meetup and there were six of us, I was pretty excited.

I met and chatted with some beautiful, talented bloggers and if I've snapped you in a candid shot, I'm sorry. I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked to, but there is just always that dilemma of focusing on being the photographer, or trying to be social, and I really did want to have some conversations that evening. And eat - there was quite the spread of delicious food, and I'm not one to hold back to try and be polite or proper. I got seconds, for sure. There was also some great live music for the first half of the evening which was fun and festive.

Even though it was an hour drive for me and it was a Monday evening, I'm happy I went. Plus it gave me an excuse to buy these pretty satin pants, which I need to exchange for a petite, and they literally arrived that day, giving me just enough time to rush home from work, tear open the package and cross my fingers they'd fit, before jumping in my car so as not to be too late.

Thanks to Nonee for putting the whole event together, the guest speakers, Kallie of But First Coffee, Alycia of CT Eats Out, Sandra of The Rustic Life, Rachel of Pinteresting Plans, and the sponsors, FloraMelanie Ruth Photography, BakaFana, Anika Zebron Design, Java Skin CareApril Marin Accessories, Ooh La La Boutique.

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The Rundown
Scalloped Cami J.Crew Factory
Merino Wool Cardigan Gap
Satin Pants Ann Taylor
Black Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Necklace "Scottie" LuxbyUK
Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Nail Color "Twill Seeker" Essie



  1. It's wonderful when someone in the local blogging community steps up to organise events like these. Blogging is such solitary work, it's easy to forget that there are real people behind all the screens unless you actually have the opportunity to meet them in person - and the internet is so big that there is no way you could ever find everyone, even if you wanted to! I love the look you chose for this event, the satin pants couldn't be lovelier and the scalloped detail on your top is gorgeous.

  2. That looks like a really lovely event (blogger meet ups can be so fun - I remember the one you hosted and loved taking a little stroll down memory lane reading back through your post about it!). And those pants are just really, really stunning. They look amazing on you and seem like such a perfect thing to wear to various festive get togethers.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. It was such a fun event! Totally worth the hour drive to get there! Luckily this weekend's is closer!

  4. You look so lovely--glad you had a great time! The venue looks amazing.

  5. Looks like a fabulous blogger get together! Your outfit is gorgeous, I love those pants!

    xx, Elise

  6. How fun to all get together! I love your stain pants!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. Those satin pants are beautiful on you! I'm so pleased they were exactly right for you as you were in a rush, I love when things work out that way!

    Looks and sounds like a really fun event too. I haven't met too many bloggers in person but it's always good to chat when I do :)

    Hope that this first week of 2018 is going well for you! We've had such a relaxing week here, really appreciated after a crazy year last year!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  8. That looks and sounds like such a good time! I love the pants you wore and how you styled the whole look!

  9. You are gorgeous! Happy New Year!

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  10. That sounds like fun! It's reminding me that it's been FAR too long since I've been to a blogger event--I think I've been in hermit mode since I've had Violet and she's been one since October! Also, those pants are fabulous.

  11. This looks like so much fun! I wish someone would arrange something in the Milwaukee area! Or maybe they do and I am just missing out! Haha! Love those satin pants! They look amazing on you!

  12. Looks like you all had so much fun! And all looked so cute!

    <3 Shannon

  13. This looks like an amazing event! Gorgeous ladies!

    Jessica |

  14. The pants are a dream !! You're looking fab Lydia and its ok to be a bit late if you're gonna look this good.