Sunday, January 6, 2013

Blazer, Bell Bottoms, & BLM Brunch (OOTD + Recap)

This post is long overdue! Right before Christmas, I attended my first blogger event. Ashley of FabEllis hosted a Bloggers Like Me Holiday Brunch here in Raleigh, NC. Bloggers Like Me (#BLM) is an amazing network of ladies who share ideas, blogging tips, and genuine support for each other. It was so much fun to meet up with a few of the #BLM Girls and get to know the ladies behind the blogs I read on a regular basis!

We met at the adorable Relish Café & Bar and shared good laughs and great food. Trust me when I say--if you've never had a sweet potato biscuit, you don't know what you are missing! We also had a Secret Santa gift exchange. With a shopping limit set at $5, many attendees walked away with beauty products, jewelry, and I snagged a gorgeous printed clutch!

There were many style bloggers present, so of course we ended the brunch with a mini photoshoot. Under the guidance of a wonderful photographer (special thanks to Shea of Curves and Confidence for bringing her photographer!), we took several shots inside and outside of the café--all while stopping to to give the deets on what we were wearing and some of the ladies planning an impromptu shopping trip to H & M!

L to R: Kandi, Demetrice, Me, Shea, Ashley (hostess), Marché, Marquita 

For my look, I took a break from my usual skinny jeans and opted for a pair of flare leg jeans by Jessica Simpson.  I've always loved Jessica Simpson shoes but never tried any of her clothing. However, if the rest of her clothes fit as perfectly as these jeans, I am now a fan! I topped off my look with a slim fitting collarless blazer from JCPenney.

Blazer: Worthington  / Blouse: Old Navy (similar) / Jeans: Jessica Simpson / Leopard Belt: Kohl's / Boots: Seychelles


  1. Looks like a lot of fun! Love your outfit. :)