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F21 Blouse and Skirt, Lauren by Ralph Lauren Shoes (c/0), Thrifted Belt, Coach Watch

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Take 1…

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Losing it…

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That’s a wrap.

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Lindsey, me, Keiko and Bobby, before the panel.

Before the panel began, the four of us and the team at Sparkle Beetle (they are truly amazing) went to this yummy place called Capdeville and munched on fried red rice and beans and ham and cheese fritters. Yum. I don’t generally eat a lot of fried things, but I threw caution to the wind while down in Nola and tried everything. So. Good.

The panel, which took place at the Martine Chaisson Gallery during NOLAFW, was called “Creating a Compelling Voice.” It was absolutely invigorating for me. I’ve never spoken on one before and found myself extremely comfortable speaking to a large group. I think it helps that the questions were organic and natural and the I knew the topics at hand inside and out, but still. I loved every minute of it. The audience was fantastic and the room was filled with this amazing energy.

What I loved, was that we were all there to support and help each other by having this really great, open conversation about a mutual love: blogging. I was able to speak to some of the girls afterwards and they were all lovely and personable. I wish I would have taken more photos of the audience. Everyone was so well dressed and put together! So, thank you to everyone who came out, it was truly an amazing experience for me.

After dinner (I swear all I did was eat my way through this trip) we headed to Ste. Marie for a celebratory cheers and post catch-up session. The food, once again, was outstanding, but the company was even better.

The week recap isn’t over yet, so make sure you keep checking back this week. Lots of fun stuff lined up!

***To read more about behind the scenes at NOLAFW and the wonderful people involved, click here!***

  • http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/ J’Anns

    You all love so lovely! Keiko I have that same cuff :-)

    Confessions of a Purse-a-holic

  • http://www.live-life-in-style.blogspot.com Shasie

    Great outfits! I didn’t know about this panel? How can I find out more about blogging panels?

  • http://stylebysantina.blogspot.com/ Santina

    I think returning from a vacation with a happy food baby is a sign of a good trip! It sounds like you had an amazing time. I love this mix of prints!

  • http://www.selectivepotential.blogspot.com Tieka, Selective Potential

    Oh my gosh, you are just stunning! I love your outfit – the pattern mixing is perfect!

  • http://www.slowsouthernstyle.com Christy

    Thanks for coming to New Orleans!

  • http://ihaveadegreeinthis.blogspot.com/ Kimberlee

    Congrats on the panel and you looked lovely! Lindsey and Keiko are sweethearts, saw them at the IFB conference :)

  • http://www.nodtostyle.blogspot.com NodToStyle

    please tell me you all coordinated your outfits because they just look too good together!

  • http://www.catgotdressed.blogspot.com Cat

    Hi! I’m new to your blog, but I absolutely LOVE all the looks in this post. Well done :)

    Cat

  • http://chroniclesofagingergirl.blogspot.com/ Nikki

    You all look so incredibly fabulous :) i love your outfit :) x

  • http://www.keikolynn.com Keiko Lynn

    I look like I’m playing dress up in my mom’s heels. Look how big of a gap there is in the back! Maybe I need to size down, haha.

    That trip was so much fun. I think we should start coordinating mini-trips more often!

  • http://thinktwicestyle.blogspot.com Sarah

    You were so sweet at the panel and answered all of our questions genuinely! It was so fantastic, not to mention you looked slammin’ too!