Not just shopping, it’s social.

24 Apr

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the Shop Social event hosted by Chictopia and DNA.  The soiree was held at San Francisco’s swanky W hotel – the perfect location for an evening of shopping and mingling.  The drinks were flowing, DJ was spinning, and the discounted clothing/jewelry, plentiful – my kind of party.  By the end of the night I was pleased to walk away with a new bird necklace, Dimepiece tee, and… a slight buzz. A successful evening, if you ask me!

While the wine and apparel were great, the highlight of my evening was undoubtedly the company. It was really nice getting to meet some other Bay Area fashion bloggers. Though there were many familiar faces, I had yet to meet any of the lovely ladies in person and everyone was incredibly nice.  I had a lot of fun chatting with these girls and if you’re not already swooning over their style blogs… you definitely should be!
Written by best friends Alex + Amy, Refuses to Label is an amazing blog about 2 art students conquering the city in style. These girls take fashion to the next level – the influence that art/music has on them is visible through their outfit choices!
Liz’s blog, Late Afternoon, is filled with personal style shots, inspirational photos, and her fashion picks from all around. She also models for NastyGal & Tobi so you can imagine how incredible her closet must be!


Jennie’s blog, Going West, is a digital record of her style and outfits. She recently moved to California from Iowa… they must be doing something right in Iowa judging by her flawlessly pulled off casual look. She has super cool style with a rock’n’roll vibe!           

Christina, who describes herself as a “20-something who digs dead ladies’ clothes” (love it), writes Profresh Style. You can find fun updates and awesome style shots on her site. She has a really great, unique, San Fran-esque look about her!

I think Taylor had slipped out just before we took the shot above but it was fun meeting her earlier in the evening. Her blog, Sterling Style, is all about fashion, shopping, trends, fitness, lifestyle, and more. Her site is so lovely and feminine – it really has a dreamlike vibe!

It’s exciting to have a new network of friends with the same interests, especially considering I’m a total newbie to this! I look forward to attending more events of this kind to come.

Next up is the Fashion Twit-up, hosted by the SF Fashion and Merchant’s Alliance. This forum will discuss how technology is re-shaping the fashion industry. I was honored to be asked to speak at the event alongside well-respected bloggers like Erin from Calivintage and Jeannine from The Coveted! Stay tuned – more details on that to come…

In the meantime, now that I’ve shared some of my new favorite fashion blogs, I’d love to know what blogs you’re reading! Where do you find style inspiration?

6 Lovely Comments on “Not just shopping, it’s social.”

  1. global education 12. May, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Normally I don’t learn article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite nice post.


  2. A&A 29. Apr, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    You are too much (in the best way possible)…

    Thank you for such a beautiful post filled with personal touch. Wonderful meeting you!

    Amy and Alex

    are you going to the Charity Fashion Show on the 15th?
    .-= A&A´s last blog ..When I grow up I want to be a forester Run through the moss on high heels… =-.


  3. Michelle Elaine 28. Apr, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    I’m hating myself for being unaware you were there too. And on top of that – that even if I had I know I would’ve been too shy to say hi. Shame on me.


    P.S. – yes I’m on a comment rage right now!
    .-= Michelle Elaine´s last blog ..The Hills & The City =-.


  4. Corks + Caftans 28. Apr, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    What I would have given to be there! I’m such a huge Amy + Alex fan, I wear the incredible caftan they sent me too much for it to be normal.

    Looks so fun :)
    .-= Corks + Caftans´s last blog ..Wine Review: 2007 · Kermit Lynch · Côtes Du Rhône · France =-.


  5. Christina 24. Apr, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Oh and btw I’ll be at the twitup too! See you there!


  6. Christina 24. Apr, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    Omg dude how cute are you? This is an awesome post and so great meeting you & your BF!

    .-= Christina´s last blog ..whoa, whoa, changes =-.


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