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November 13, 2013

My first Charlotte Social event!

      I have been a member of a Charlotte, NC based blogging network called The Charlotte Social for about six months now. They host monthly blogger meet-ups, but up until now I was sadly never able to attend them! They were either when I was at home in Maine or busy with school events. But I was finally able to attend a meet-up, and it was held this past Monday night at the Nordstrom in Charlotte's SouthPark Mall. It was hosted by fashion blogger Bre of Baubles and Bubbly (Formerly Basically Bre). I have been following Bre's blog for awhile and I love her sense of style, so I couldn't wait to meet her and the rest of the Charlotte bloggers!

What a lovely group of ladies!! Click here for a list of all of their blogs!

     The meet-up was held near the Topshop section of Nordstrom, and all of us to the chance to browse at the beautiful new winter collection! Below is a picture of me trying on a gorgeous top and skirt from Topshop:

     Another one of my favorite things that I spotted during the night was a beautiful Alice + Olivia dress! The $495 price tag was WAY out of my budget... but I got to admire it, and it was probably my favorite fashion piece of the night!

This picture doesn't even do it justice... such an amazing dress!

     Emily of Life with Emily was also in attendance! She has a wonderful fashion blog, and I loved getting the chance to ask her a few fashion blogging questions. Another blogger who I got the chance to talk to was Bri of Just Bri. She is the founder of the Charlotte Social, and I got to talk to her about what it's like to start a blog network! I know that I've posted a few times lately about my involvement with the Delight group, and I'm currently talking to the Delight admins about starting a special Delight blogging network, so everything that Bri told me was very helpful!

     Even though I didn't end up purchasing anything at Nordstrom (and was the only blogger there who is still in college :-)), I still had a wonderful time at the event! I hope to be able to make it to more Charlotte Social events in the future.

Yours truly with two of my favorite fashion bloggers- Emily and Bre!

      Are you a member of any blogging networks? Have you met any bloggers in person lately?

     xoxo Miss ALK

     P.S. The outfit that I wore to this event was featured in this OOTD post!



  1. Oh my goodness, that must have been so fun for you! I hope there are many more meet-ups in your future! :)

  2. Love the dress you had on in the picture in the dressing room. I am so jealous this looked like a wonderful experience!


  3. This looks like so much fun!! I'm so excited that you got to go on a blogger meet-up! What sounds better than that?!

    Hope all is well with you and that your semester is going great!

    xo, gina

  4. found you thru becoming bailey and thought i'd check you out. i'm now following you. would love for you to follow me back.

    TGIF. have a great friday and a wonderful weekend.

  5. I'm part of the Northeast Blogger Network and can't wait to meet some bloggers in person some day!

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  8. Look fun! I loved meeting some HCBN girls at Her Conference.
    ♥Emma, of It's Emma Elise


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