October 8, 2012

LuLu*s Style Studio Event in PHX!

The Friday before last was the LuLu*s Style Studio event in downtown Phoenix! I had literally been waiting months for this day to come around, so I was incredibly excited when it finally came. Earlier in the afternoon before the event started I met up with Erin of Calivintage and Lauren of Phoenix, Je T'aime  at Songbird Coffee & Tea House (which is connected to the venue that the event was being held at). We decided to go for a little stroll around downtown Phoenix, and check out a few vintage (only one ended up being open!) shops along the way.

We arrived back at the Monorchid a little before the event started, so I spent a little time checking out the Radiant Cosmetics booth. Nicole of Radiant is most definitely one of the sweetest ladies I met through my blog, so it was lovely to have her at the event (and to finally being able to meet in real life!). Nicole and Bri did makeup on sweet attendees all evening, and also spread the word about Radiant and their amazing mission.

LuLu*s brought in an awesome Mr. Fun Booth for the evening (seriously loved the quality of this photo booth!). All of the fun props were a hit, and I had so much fun jumping in there and making silly faces with everyone!

There was a style challenge during the event and Erin asked me to be a part of it. The deal was that each of the four ladies chosen had to create a unique look using the clothes/style sections in the LuLu*s pop-up shop, and then tell the audience a little bit about their personal style, and why their chose the outfit they did.  I picked out an amazing sequin, shimmery jacket, a sweet cream peplum top, and black dress slacks! The lovely ladie just to the left of me in the photo above won the style challenge for her sweet style! I had such a fun time participating, and was so excited that I got to keep one item from my outfit (and yes, I did pick the sparkly jacket!).

About half way into the event Mara, who I was SO excited to finally meet in person after years of being blog friends, gave an awesome talk about her favorite fall trends. She said that she was nervous, but she talked like a pro! You go, Mara!

Kara was an awesome wingman for the evening (and she looked amazing in her LuLu*s dress!).

It was so great to finally meet Erin and Mara. These two ladies are both SO incredibly sweet, and I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet them!

I was also SO happy to see Ashley and her husband, Marcus, at the event. Ashley wrote a really sweet post about coming to the event, and how she almost didn't because of social anxiety. Being someone that can relate to Ashley's feelings, I really found her post moving and heartfelt. If you're not already following Ashley, I highly suggest you check out her blog (she has amazing style and the biggest heart!).

Thanks so much again to LuLu*s for throwing such an amazing event in Phoenix, and for asking me and the Phoenix Style Collective to be involved! I couldn't have imagined a more perfect evening!

Have you ever attended a blogger event before? If so, I would love to hear about it! -Chelsea xo


  1. so cute! i love your pink jacket. looks like a blast.

    romantically challenged

  2. Woah! My friend works in this venue and I spent the evening there last Friday. Also, went to Songbird same night... I think I may have said this before, but I'm SO surprised that we haven't met before. I feel like we're always lurking around the same places.

  3. You look like you had a blast! I loved the outfit you put together!