posted on: Saturday, September 17, 2011

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. 

Outfit Details
Joe Fresh silk t-shirt
Wilfred pants via Aritzia
Aldo bracelets
Necklace borrowed from Shaina
Tahari flats via Winners (later changed into Aldo suede wedges)


  1. Yay! I'm glad you had such a good time! I had so much fun meeting with you there! You're such a sweetie! I can't wait to see how you style up Jen's romper!

  2. u both look lovely! Nice blog =)

  3. aww, love that Jen gave you that knowing smile. Haha, you can always spot a blogger that's for sure, such a fun & cute story. And it's so wonderful to hear that everyone is really warm & friendly, and ready to chat. I'm definitley going to the next one in September and I'm already getting excited. Oh, and you look absolutely adorable -love what you wore. xo

  4. This looks like so much fun!! That's awesome that you did get to meet some people. And this swap sounds like the best idea EVER. I love your printed top, it's gorgeous :)

  5. I love your face in that picture, so cute! Can you believe that a week has already gone by?? :( But I love re-living it through our posts.

  6. Looks like so much fun! I would have had the same reaction if a blogger I admire (like Jen) walked past. Maybe one day I'll get to go to one of these events... one day..

  7. It looks like you guys had such a blast Ashley!! You look so freaking adorable too :)

    xo Danielle

  8. Thanks for the super sweet comments Ashley! :-)) As for my collages, I use photoshop. Hope your Monday is treating you well so far. xo

  9. I love that top! So sweet and looks comfy.

  10. Cute outfit!

  11. you girls couldn't have dressed up any cuter for that awesome day! Modcloth meet Mikhaila and Ashley's BIG smiles!!! one of my fave shopping haunts EVER, how absolutely smitten you must have been by the whole experience. how rad it is that Jen spotted you, such a thrill! followed with getting to meet her plus Tieka and all the other girls - my heart would have pounded out my chest : ) love the shots from this day - blogs unite us together in such wonderful and unique ways. xoox ♥

  12. It looks like such a fun time! I would have love to gone to something like that! Eeek! :D

  13. What an AMAZING experience!!! I have that shirt from Joe Fresh by the way! I got it in floral AND grey, hahaha.

    I can't believe all the fabulous bloggers you got to meet, this looks like it was so much fun. Can't wait to hear more!

    Fashion Bloggers Unite!

  14. What a cool event! It's so great you got to go to NYC and experience all of this!

    I love your top by the way ; )

  15. cool photos and nice outfits!! :D I really like your blog, follow each other? <3

    Wizy Wiz