I'm sooooo grateful to be done with finals and starting my winter break! I can't believe how fast this semester flew by, and sure hope next semester doesn't go by as quickly!
I'm spending half of my break in good old CT, and the second half down in sunny FL with my parents. On my first night home my friend and fellow blogger, Logan of Peculiar Porter, told me about this great CT Blogger Babes event and we decided to go together! When we first arrived at the event, I met Kelsey Lynn Barlow, who went to my school! What a small world!
CT Blogger Babes is a great group of bloggers in Connecticut, and I'm so happy Logan introduced me them! The blogger that manages the collective is Nonee of Nonee's World is so sweet and has a super cute blog which you all should check out!!
The Holiday Soiree was located in one of my favorite areas, Blue Back Square in West Hartford. I had never been to the restaurant, Flora, before and let me tell you ... DELISH. There was a buffet of chicken meatballs, roasted cauliflower, buttery sweet and mashed potatoes, and a smoothie bar!! Plus each of us also got a drink ticket for a holiday cocktail. (This 21 thing is pretty cool, huh?) Logan and I both got a festive cider sangria, but I slurped mine down before I could snap a pic; oops!
In addition to meeting so many talented #bloggerbabes, the highlight of the night was an interactive panel discussion featuring Rachel of Pinteresting Plans, Alycia of CT Eats Out, Kallie of But First Coffee, and Sandra of The Rustic Life. All of these women are incredible leaders in the Connecticut blogging world, and we were so lucky to hear some amazing advice. One of my favorite tips that they shared was to always be yourself, and to know your worth. They all agreed that when starting your blog and building your brand, being authentic is truly important. It was so nice to hear this type of reassurance from such successful role model bloggers!
For attending I got to leave with the coolest gift bag, filled with goodies from local vendors! Inside was fox fur mittens from April Marin, Java Skin Care, an infinity bracelet from Yinka Orisan Jewelry, a gorgeous lip kit from Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, Treefort Naturals hand soap, and a metal water bottle from Foxwoods! I'm so excited to use all of these! I also snagged a coupon from Ooh La La Boutique, can't wait to shop their deaaaaaals.
This event was so much fun, and I really can't wait to attend more of CT Blogger Babes' events in the near future! I'm definitely in the holiday spirit now!
Velvet jumpsuit $24.99 - TJ Maxx
Black bell sleeve top $11.00 - Shein