ask anyone in a creative profession where they find their inspiration, and you’ll almost always hear an answer about others in their field. and for me, this is exactly what makes being involved with the san diego style bloggers group — an amazing network of oh-so-talented fashion and lifestyle bloggers — so wonderful.
i couldn’t wait for our second meet-up (read more on the first get-together here), not only to meet some new faces and catch up with those i had already met (or had a cyber-relationship with! ha!) — but also to finally check out bubbles boutique! having seen it on many a drive up fifth ave, i had no idea the treat i was in for!
it made the perfect setting for our event — with sparkles, sparkles and more sparkles! seriously, everywhere you looked something glam or glittery was calling your name. i’m already planning my return trip to buy them out of several accessories that made my mental gift list!
with some of the lovely sd style blogger gals: keeks, paulina, me, erika, tuyaymya
the glam factor was out of control. it’s ok if you’re drooling.
don’t you just want to be here?
i was also looking forward to finding out more about our other sponsor for the evening, a local start-up called vava vida. vava vida is a socially conscious online retailer, sourcing goods from all over the world that fit in one or more of four categories: fair trade, eco-friendly, certified organic or made in the usa. as they put it, their vision is to “imagine a world where everyone is empowered and able to provide for their family and community; a healthy planet of peace and prosperity for generations to come.” i can certainly buy into that!
vava vida kashmir bangles — find them here.
and i did. within seconds of entering bubbles and being warmly greeted by ashley from vava vida, their turquoise murano bracelet — crafted by local artisans in indonesia – caught my eye (and kept it!). i left that evening with this gorgeous new find. hint: it goes so fab with leopard! i also enjoyed parlaying un peu de français with antoine, the vava vida president.
must have it? click here.
keep your eyes peeled for the second-annual elle webb style holiday gift guide, as you might find more vava vida goodness there!
i also had the chance to meet suki of suki bijoux, and made my way home with one of her super-fun creations. more on her in a following “designer spotlight” post!
thank you again to paulina and rachel for organizing such a fabulous evening. and a special shout-out to jen malcriada, my fellow floral pant-lover who’s even more kick-a in person than in her sassy posts (and who i just saw was named to a “top bloggers over 40″ list — you go, girl!).
happy holidays to all!
p.s. what i wore:
mustard coat – francesca’s
(amazingly soft) striped knit dress — old navy (still in stores although not online — similar here)
bubble necklace — spice village, waco, tx
purse — my score-of-the-century at the coach outlet, viejas
lip color — nars ”heatwave” (obsessed)
event photos courtesy of sandiegostylebloggers.blogspot.com (thank you!)
vava vida jewelry photos created with instagram