Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Black Dress with Pops of Color and a Blogger Meet Up

BLACK AND WHITE FLOWER DRESS - Last Chance Boutique
CORAL CARDIGAN - Gap
WHITE WRAP BRACELET - Cara
ZEBRA EARRINGS - Heavenly Treasures
BLUE PURSE - Linea Pelle for Target
MULTI-COLORED WEDGES - Cynthia Vincent for Target

Today I had my very first blogger meet up with Mary Jo from "Trust Your Style."  I was excited to finally meet my blog friend face to face and we had such a lovely time sipping coffee, eating quiche and joking about becoming closet hoarders (lately Camoflauge has been watching "Hoarders: Buried Alive" on TV and it scares me).  We also discussed our common dream of having an entire room turn into our personal closets with shelves to display our shoes and handbags, with rows of color coordinated clothes.

You know how when you go to college and your parents turn your room into a gym or an office?  Well, I decided the only way I'd get my "dream closet" would be when my girls grow up and move out.  Then I can turn their room into my closet :)  I haven't checked with Camo on this, but I did ask Princess Sparkles.  She said, "yes" AND nodded.  I assured her she could still visit and sleep in my closet.  I'll even have a special chaise lounger for her and a pull out for Pigtails (Mary Jo helped me come up with that one!).

Mary Jo and I
Anyway, for my meet up I wore this black dress and added color with a coral cardi, my Cynthia Vincent for Target wedges and a bright blue purse.  Mary Jo looked fab in a light blue top, a skirt, ballet flats and an amazing bright green bag (which I was totally coveting!!!).  Check out Mary Jo's blog, "Trust Your Style" if you haven't already.  She's so creative and often mixes art with clothes and accessories. 

I had such a lovely day.  It was nice to have a relaxing brunch sans kiddos (though nice to see their smiling faces when I picked them up!).  And to think, I'm only 2 decades away from having my dream (closet) come true!!!

44 comments:

Shels415 said...

Fun outfit! Really love the edges of your dress! And hope to do some local blog meet ups too!

XOXO
Shels
http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

Style Journey said...

So fun! I hope to be able to meet some of our blog friends someday!

Great choice with dress and pop of color in the cardi. So wish I had these wedges too, you have worn them with so many things!

I only have 2 more years for Kayla to go off to college. Maybe I can turn her room into my closet. She probably wouldn't like that much, lol!

Heather

Tiffany said...

Super cute dress!! You look lovely!

Melissa said...

How fun! I hope you girls had a fantastic time. :) You certainly look fantastic, I love the pops of color and that dress is gorgeous on you!

Terri said...

the hem on your dress is beautiful. I smiled as I read your post because that is basically how my enlarged closet was created...after the kids left home.

Courtney Erin said...

Blogger meet ups are the best! And I love what you wore!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Tara said...

HA! I love the idea of turning the girls' room into a closet...when they're being bratty teens, you can go in and start measuring for your shelves just to annoy them :)

Glad you had so much fun at the meet-up!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Blog meet up are fun.

Whitney said...

got to love neutral + color combo!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

This black dress up is perfect- I love the scalloped detailing! I would love a dream closet but in a one bedroom it's just not happening...yet!

erica marie said...

Love your dress & a blogger meet up sounds like fun :)

erica

The Suburb Experiment said...

Oh my gosh. You and I need to have a blogger meet-up someday. My husband and I joke about moving the girls upstairs so I can turn their bedroom into my closet. :) I'm glad I'm not the only one eyeballing their child's room!!

Jenn

Mongs said...

you look pretty in pink cardi and a black dress. The floral details on the hem is so beautiful!

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Francesca R said...

You both look great and I adore you dress! The hem is sooo cool!
Xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

zizi bloom said...

thank you for your sweet comment darling!!
have a nice day!!
zizi
www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

Megan Mae said...

What a super adorable dress. Love it with the blue bag.

fede said...

i love blogger meetings

Sophie - Country girl said...

I love the flower detailing to the hem of your dress x

Steffen said...

I really like your outfit, cute flower detailing :)

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Claire said...

wow such fun to meet up, i'd be so nervous!

Lucinda said...

Love the pops of colour!!

Please check out my blog x

http://yellowchicroad.blogspot.com

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Thank you for your supportive comments about my wardrobe post!
Also, I really hope that one day you get your "dream" closet! Your daughters are too sweet, I'm sure Camo will eventually warm up to the idea!

Dawn said...

Your outfit looks really super pretty on you. I love the scalloped edge of your dress and shoes. I am following your friend mary jo now. Great inspiration you could be sisters. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Baby Budget Blog said...

Blogger meetups are always super fun! Loving your colorblock with pastels!

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Pop Champagne said...

ohh I really like the bottom of that dress! the embroidery is so pretty and classy looking :D

Kimberly said...

really cute outfit love the dress!

http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

rachel said...

i really like your outfit! i always love the look of embroidered stuff.

Jayme and Mendi said...

You are too funny! :-)
Love that you had a blogger meetup...How fun??


Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Bravoe Runway said...

oooo I think you are closer than you think in terms of having your own dream closet! I dream of a closet one day with full shelves and a chandalier hanging with an island in the middle...AHHH! The outfit was adorable and so nice to meet a blogger isn't it?

Kezzie said...

I love the floral edging and those funky stipy wedges!!! You look fab!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I love your dress! And woohoo for blogger meet ups! Always fun :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

jess said...

I've never done a blogger meet-up. I love the hem of the dress. It's so interesting.

D said...

Such a feminine girly look! You have a nice way of changing up things. What a sweetie Princess Sparkles is for saying yes to the closet. LOL at friend Tara's idea.

Shea said...

Haha, I love your dream closet idea! That's always been my dream too--to have a whole room I can devote to a closet! Anyway, I love the hem of that dress--it's so pretty!

Marina said...

I love this outfit! SO far it's one of my favorites!! Love it love it love it! :) and the dress is amazingly pretty!

a Bug and Bird said...

love this outfit. that dress has such great detailing!

Miriam Stella said...

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Kisses
Miriamstella from italy
http://isfashionmypassion.blogspot.com/

jos xx said...

it would be so lovely to meet a blogger face to face and talk about fashion and stuff like that!!!

that dress you're wearing in the picture is really beautiful!!!

ps: i sent you my gift a couple of days ago. hope it arrives safe and sound haha!

jos xx

Stacey Kay said...

Your shoes are TOO CUTE!

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Mrs. J said...

Your dream closet is on it's way you just have several years to go..lol
I have never been to a blogger meet-up! Jealous!

Love love the dress you wore, the cut out flowers are so beautiful!

ps. I'm so sorry for the lack of commenting it's impossible to get anything done with this job. :(

aki! said...

Cute outfit! You're absolutely glowing in this picture.

The meetup sounds like fun too. Did you guys just meet each other through blogging?

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