Monday, April 29, 2013

Blog Better Boston Style Summit


This past Saturday, I attended the Blog Better Boston Style Summit in the Boston.com offices, which I assure you was a real treat (not just the literal kind, re: cupcakes). Not only was I looking forward to learning tons of great tips to make Prim and Propah a better blog but I was also looking forward to seeing some of my Boston blogger pals in the flesh. Some ladies I had met before and were super excited to see again and others, I had yet to meet in real life. Any way you slice it, as much as this was a day to learn it was also a day to kibitz with my ladies. I had such a fun day and hope that everyone enjoyed their day as much as I did.
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Photo by Elissa of Style-Wire
First things first, I have to thank London Times for the awesome printed ponte shift dress to wear to the event (which is now on sale, people!). Isra of The Frugalette also wore a London Times dress and we both definitely agreed that these dresses were comfortable and a great selling point for us was "machine washable", hello but most importantly, they were super cute. I pulled from my closet to build the rest of my ensemble. These L.A.M.B. heels spoke to me at the GILT Warehouse sale a month or so ago... and the rest was history. The bag and earrings? Hello, TJ Maxx... less than $35 for the both and a local company to boot! The outfit was a great combination of stylish and comfortable, which seemed like the perfect recipe for a busy day!

Snaps to Amy and Alana, the brains behind Blog Better Boston and the Style Summit. Not only did they pull together a wonderful event but they also brought some fierce fashion for the day as well. I did take some pictures with my real camera but turns out, they were mostly practice shots from the photography session (which was super informative) so I recapped some of my fave phone pics, some of which made the Instagram cut, some not so much.
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  • I don't usually wake up this early on weekends so I started my day with my Dunkins and the schedule.
  • Roster and Miniluxe were on hand and don't think they didn't provide awesome swag because they were awesome sponsors, because they did my fine friends.(Pssst. Caitlin it was nice meeting you in person!)
  • Fab sponsor, Lulu's, had a super fun style scavenger hunt, with prizes. Miss Agnes from Spoons and Stilettos was rocking Chevron so I am sure many gals snapped a shot of her that day.
  • Another New England fave of mine, and sponsor of the event, Lux Bond and Green, had a table full of sparkly things to provide distractions but I was most drawn to this Belle eToile pendant. I seriously have not stopped thinking about it. PS. You will likely see an Obsession Alert post about the line later this week.
  • Miniluxe was doing polish changes all day long so Alana sat down and got her nails did, which was much deserved if you ask me. Everyone looked sassy with their new nails.
  • See this here watch? Yeah, that was my Spin to Win from Lulu's and I think it will fit quite nicely into my every growing jewelry and watch collection, don't you think?
  • One fun thing about the day was all the tweets with the hashtag #BBBos would rotate on the screens in the main media room. Unfortunately, one of my more unfortunate tweets from the day sat on the screen long enough for me to take a picture.
  • See previous note about unfortunate tweets of unfortunate pictures #Creepy.
  • The sponsors added that fabulous bit of fun to the day. Thank you to Lulu's, Roster, Miniluxe, Lux Bond and Green, City Sports, KM Hudson, InSights and more. You were awesome!
Shout out time!

Ladies I had never met/ long overdue meetings: Alana of Good Girl Gone Blog, Amy of I'm Gonna Fly, Georgina of Notes on Lifestyle by Georgina, Heather of Cupcakes to Polka Dots, Elissa of Style-Wire, Emily of So Anthro , The ladies of JUGS (Just Us Gals), Noelle of Rue Le Chat, Allie of Little Squires, Kaitlin of Love and Milkshakes, Peachy of Peachy Pains, Lindsey of Trend Better, Alyssa of Ruffle and Curl, Christine of Rules for the Modern Girl, Syntia of Bold Chic Styles, Isra of The Frugalette, Susan of Susan's Style Blog, Tara of Style Flattery...and I feel like I am forgetting people. If we met, and I did not shout out to you and your fabulousness, you tweet me and tell me what a goober I am and I will surely apologize and send you some sort of emoji loving (hopefully you like the smiley poo poo pile because that's my favorite)

Sweet ladies I needed to hug again: Shauna of Like So Pretty and of course, Boston Glove Events, Smita of Hogger & Co., and Alison of Long Distance Loving!

22 comments:

  1. So much fun! So glad we met! Xoxo

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  2. What a fantastic recap post! I really, really enjoyed meeting you! Once I kick this cold, we should go out and do something fun!

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  3. For sure! You are super adorable and throw a great party even with a cold ;-)

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  4. I am so glad we met too! And thanks again for the pictures, you rock!

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  5. Awesome to meet you at #BBBos !! This was an awesome round-up, hope to see you again soon!

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  6. So great seeing you again, we need to hang out more! Love that London Time dress - I have a shift dress and agree, it's so comfy and easy to clean! BIG HUGS! xo

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  7. It was a pleasure to meet you and I really loved reading your post. XO!

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  8. was bummed to miss BBBos this year - great recap!

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  9. It was great to meet you too! Like I said you were probably pretty popular in that sassy dress right?!

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  10. No, You looked great! So happy to have met you too!

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  11. I was sad that I didn't get to chat but of course, things were a hustlin' and bustlin'! You did look pretty, I know that much! <3

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  12. Great to meet you too! I am sure I will see you in this circle <3

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  13. There is always next year right? I don't even think we've met yet have we?

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  14. It was a pleasure meeting you this weekend too! You were an absolute doll and looked amazing in that dress! Hope we run into each other again soon.

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  15. It was great meeting you! thanks for the shout out!! your blog is fab and meeting you after reading it all of the time was a treat :)

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  16. Love this recap!! So lovely finally meeting you in person, can't wait till we can all get together again soon :) xox

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  17. Can't wait to see you too Emily! Needs to be soon xoxo

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  18. Meeting you was a treat too! <3

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  19. You are a sweeter doll! I do hope we run into each other again too!

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  20. Katherine TabinowskiMay 2, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Fabulous recap! I'm so sad we didn't get a chance to chat last Saturday, we'll definitely have to at the next blogger meet up! :) xox

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  21. Wow! That dress looks amazing on you.

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