Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Weekend Recap

This past weekend was honestly one of the best weekends I've had in a long time! The unusual part is that I spent it with a lot of people I had just met - and that I now consider to be good friends. As you know, Friday night was the Lilly Pulitzer Fall Styling Party at Southpark Mall in Charlotte. Even though I had been looking forward to this night for several weeks, I ended up having so much fun that it blew all my expectations out of the water!

(Pssst... Apologies in advance for the mixture of camera and iPhone pictures in this post!)

Mom and I both donned our Lilly Pulitzer dresses and spent a good hour getting ready and perfecting each others' makeup. (My favorite line is, "Mom! Fix me!") I was a little nervous but incredibly excited!

Charlene Dress in "Swimp Ottoman Stripe" //  Kiri Dress in "Mambo Pink"

I was truly blessed to meet so many amazing people throughout the night! Annaliese, who blogs over at Southern Belle in Training was such a sweetheart, and she brought along her cute friend Hannah as well! We talked about our blogs, her transition to southern living and how joining a sorority was the best decision we had made in college.

Next I got to meet Elizabeth from Life with Elizabeth. I have been following Elizabeth's blog for a while now and could not wait to meet this girl in person! She is even cuter and sweeter in real life!! Not only that, but Elizabeth ended up winning a $1,000 Lilly Pulitzer shopping spree while she was at the event. SUPER jealous and I can't wait to see what she gets with her money! 

Another girl who's blog I've been following for a long time and was anxious to meet was Mason from
Mason Like the Jar. I am seriously super obsessed with this girl! She had me doubled over laughing all night and I seriously can not get enough of her. She is just as witty and hilarious in person as she is on her blog and I pretty much decided that we were going to be blogger besties from now on (hope that's okay with you, Mason!). 

 And finally, you know that feeling you get when you meet someone and you immediately feel like you've known them forever? That's how I feel about Melissa and Alyssa, both semi-new to blogging and adorable as can be (Melissa blogs over at Simply Sweet Melissa and Alyssa's blog is Lesson Plan Diva).

All three of us (plus Mason!) met up for drinks after the event and had a blast hanging out, dancing and laughing at each other's silly antics. We even all decided to sleep over at Melissa's house. Too many inside jokes to count, we woke up the next morning laughing about all the memories we had made. I already love these girls so much!

The rest of the weekend was spent recuperating from a busy week (recuperating as in sleeping, taking trips to Starbucks and shopping with my momma!). Between the excitement of this event, planning a trip to NYC and stressful days at work, I've been having a really hard time sleeping lately. If I do manage to fall asleep, I usually wake myself up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep until the morning hours. Someone help me!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. Wow that pink lace dress is gorgeous. You look so beautiful and your mom's dress is amazing too. Two gorgeous Lady's.
    xo, Petra


  2. Looks like you had a great weekend! I wish I could have made it to the Charlotte event. It looks like you all had so much fun :)


  3. What a fun time! Wish I could have made it to Charlotte this weekend - you would have loved me too! LOL :-) www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

  4. Oo, what is bringing you to NYC?


  5. Sounds like super a fun time! I love the dress you are wearing and all the photos that were taken!


  6. LOVE you lot's already! I know that we all had a ball at your event (and please tell your Momma I am glad I finally got to meet her hehe!) :) Every time I think about that night I can't help but laughing out loud...you are right, too many jokes to even list! Can't wait for Alyssa and I too see you again soon! xoxo

  7. The event looks like a big success and that dress is gorgeous on you!

  8. I am so so sad I couldn't make it to your event! But I absolutely LOVE that you met Mason (we went to college together!) and Melissa (we grew up together!) Aren't they the absolute sweetest?!? :)

  9. Loved this post! You look great!

  10. That really sounds like a fun weekend! I really wish to be able to meet many bloggers I follow. But I am sitting all the way here in India. Hopefully some day!

    Defining me

  11. Oh girl I'm obsessed with YOU! Yes please lets bet blogger besties!!! You're the sweetest ever, and I'm already looking forward to the next time we can laugh and snuggle and play together :)

  12. It sounds like such an amazing weekend! I wish I lived closer because you know I would've been there!!

  13. Lovely to see bloggers get together and interact like that. Your dress is truly pretty.

  14. Love love love your dress! Almost bought it a few weeks back, but that price tag made me want to cry! ;) I dream of the day I can meet some of my favorite bloggers! Looks like a fabulous weekend.

  15. Looks like you had a great weekend! And, I love that dress!

  16. I'm so happy I was able to meet you this weekend even though it was brief! It was so sweet of you to put together such a fun event.

    Girl, get some sleep! I'm like that lately, too, with way too many things on my plate. I'm going over to-do lists in my dreams. Ha!

  17. Looks like you had such a great weekend! You and your mom look so beautiful :)


  18. Umm, so sad that I did not know about this because I live right down the street! I'm so jealous you got to meet so many beautiful bloggy friends! I absolutely love the dress you are wearing! (and your hair - I'm just as obsessed as Mason is!) xoxo

  19. What a fun time! If you need any recommendations for your trip to New York, feel free to reach out! I live right outside the city and have some really neat places I can suggest!

  20. What a great event. I"m so glad it went well. That's great that Elizabeth won the Lilly prize. Jealous that you two met. I've know Elizabeth for awhile, too. You know I got to have dinner with Ally in Virginia, right?