Fashion Friday, Main Line BlogHer Style

Shopping with friends is one of the most fun things I know how to do.  Shopping with bloggie friends I haven't seen in two years? Even better!  Throw in my favorite store, Ann Taylor LOFT, and a little swag and I'm in seventh heaven.

Last Friday night I had the honor of attending Girlymama's BlogHer Style event, sponsored by LOFT, in Paoli, Pennsylvania in the heart of the Main Line (in case you were ever wondering about my nickname, MainlineMom).  I got to see my very dear friend Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife and some of my favorite Philly blogger gals.  I finally got to meet Kelly of The Centsible Life, Julie of Just Precious and Shannon from Chester County Moms, and Mindi from Moms Need To Know in real life!  I also got to catch up again with Whitney of Mommies With Style and Colleen of ClassyMommy, and of course Melissa who hosted the event.

In case you haven't noticed from several of my past fashion haul vlogs, LOFT is my very favorite store.  Their clothes dominate my closet and the new fall line was amazing.  My sister was in town from Virginia for one night and she is a LOFT addict too, so I brought her along with me.  We were greeted with snacks and beverages and promptly took over the dressing room area for our blogger shenanigans.

Here's a taste of what went down.   

Along with a discount and a gift card to spend, I gave my Ann Taylor LOFT credit card* a workout. We hit up the clearance rack first where I found this casual ruffled t-shirt, a gray tank top with ruffles down the front, and a pale pink button down blouse.  Colleen convinced us all that jeggings (jean leggings) were the hottest trend this year and several of us, including me, bought them.  To wear over the jeggings I bought this adorable shirt and I had to have not one, but TWO jeweled headbands

The swag bags Melissa put together for us were incredible, including (but not limited to!) a cordless flat iron from Kymora, a super cute clutch from Ellington HandBags, and these fantastic earrings from Kendra Scott

After a couple hours of power shopping we headed over to the most incredible new restaurant in King of Prussia, Seasons 52.

The food was A. MAZ. ING. It's nearly impossible to believe that ever delectable item on their menu is under 475 calories, including the pasta with shrimp my sister ordered, the chipotle prawns Shannon ordered, or the cedar plank salmon I devoured along with potatos, carrots and asparagus! The deserts in shot glasses were incredible too.

But the best part of the evening was simply conversation with great blogger friends.

Kelly, Mindi, Melissa, Me, Shannon, and Jo-Lynne

*I only use the LOFT card for reward points because I shop there so frequently, and I pay it off every month. I am in no way advocating store cards when you can't afford to pay cash. Just sayin'.

Disclosure: I was provided with a discount and a gift card as well as several product samples at this event with no requirement to review these products and no additional compensation.  The words and opinions shared here are exclusively mine.


Victoria said...

So I know why I never spend money on earrings. I loved the earrings we got so went to the site to see what else is there. . . holy cow. $75.

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Kat said...

I love that ruffled t-shirt! I haven't been shopping at Loft in a while, love that store, too.

melissa said...

yipee!!! i am so glad that you could join us!! i LOVE what you picked out. (since i also bought some of the same stuff ;-)

She'sWrite said...

Sounds like you had a *blast!* Good for you! And the ruffled top looks so great on you in the picture. I can only imagine how gorgeous you were close up with those amazing eyes you've got. Sheesh, now I sound like I'm hitting on you... Anyway, you know what I'm getting at. :)

Mainline Mom said...

Oh Melanie, you are totally making me blush :)

Victoria...I thought the same thing, although those earrings are STUNNING.

Melissa thank you So so so much for the invite.

Kat, thanks! We have TWO Lofts in Katy, you have no excuse :)

Elz said...

No jeggings. Augh. Just kidding, I'm sure they will look lovely on YOU. I am saying here and now-not on me-ever. Hold me to that, mkay?

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