I still have a bunch of photos from mine and Mikhaila's New York adventures, but I'm skipping ahead because I couldn't wait any longer to post this.
Probably my favourite event of my New York trip was the Modcloth/Swapaholics ModSwap. It was held at a pub called the Black Door in the Chelsea area. Everyone brought two items to swap, and when we walked into the event we were told to head over to the Modcloth rack and pick out any item we choose! How exciting, hey? I snagged a cute blue dress with little bows on it called the "hold my hand dress" from Modcloth, a lace top with a peter pan collar from Jess a Modcloth Stylist, and a floral romper from Jen of Jennifhsieh.
I think it's so funny that Mikhaila captured this moment! I was posing on the side walk, getting ready for Mikhaila to take my outfit photos when Jen of Jen Loves Kev walked past with a knowing smile and a look like, "I know you are a blogger and taking outfit photos". It took me a couple seconds for it to sink in, and I started laughing and running towards Mikhaila to tell her what just happened! I was tempted to run after Jen and say hi, but I didn't want to appear too crazy and I figured that she would be at the ModSwap later on, and she was! We got to chat for a little bit and she is seriously one of the sweetest people ever! Mikhaila and I also got to meet and talk with Julie of Orchid Grey, and Amy of Punky Style, and they are also such sweethearts (and soooo adorable in person!!) Seriously so happy to have met these girls.
|Check out Mikhaila's post HERE|
|All the pretty Modcloth dresses to choose from!|
Another highlight of the night was getting to finally meet Tieka of Selective Potential and Andrea of Blonde Bedhead. Tieka and I had been emailing for a little while trying to plan a time to meet up in New York, and I'm so glad it worked out! Tieka and Andrea are both such kindhearted and inspirational women! Selective Potential was actually one of the very first blogs that I started reading, and through Tieka's blog I discovered so many other amazing bloggers like Andrea, Julie, and Jen.
|Tieka of Selective Potential, Mikhaila of From Aprons to Polkadots, |
Jen of Jen Loves Kev, Andrea or Blonde Bedhead and me!
(last five photos via Swapaholics)
This might sound silly, but the one regret that I have is that I didn't meet more bloggers. It's so much easier to go up to a blogger that you recognize and strike up a conversation than it is to walk up to a complete stranger and ask them about their blog. If I get the chance to attend another fashion week in New York I'm making it my goal to find and talk to as many bloggers as I can, whether I recognize them or not.
Joe Fresh silk t-shirt
Wilfred pants via Aritzia
Necklace borrowed from Shaina
Tahari flats via Winners (later changed into Aldo suede wedges)