As I am posting this, I am on our way back from an epic week-long vacation!! I flew out on 23rd May to see my sister in NYC and also spend some time with the in-laws in NJ after which I took an Amtrak to DC to spend the Memorial Day long weekend with our dear friends from Virginia Tech, where the hubby joined me on Friday. I will be sharing details on this trip soon, but for now I am recapping a recent blogging event that I attended not too long back.
On 18th May, I attended my second blogging event (first being the May Blogger Union Houston Meet-up). This event was actually a launch party for Elaine Turner’s new jewelry collection – The Southern Charm Bar, a collection of charms and chains for us southern women to mix and match for a look that’s personally ours and expresses us perfectly!
I was very excited for this event since this was my 1st launch party with fellow Houston bloggers! A lot of my friends wanted to know more about this event so in this post I’ll be recapping the event as well as sharing more details about my outfit and this new collection that you can shop online or at any of the Elaine Turner stores around Houston.
The event was from 6-8PM at various Elaine Turner stores around town, each hosted by different bloggers. Since the one at City Centre was the closest for me; I decided to attend the event there.
Elaine Turner’s store in City Centre is absolutely lovely! So chic and cute! The extremely inviting decor of the store is an absolute head turner. I was greeted with drinks at the entrance. Since I am off alcohol for about 8 months now (no I am not pregnant! Haha!) I chose to have Lemonade. It was the usual store brand, Simply Lemonade, but delish and very refreshing on a hot Houston evening. In the alcoholic choices they were serving Wine, Champagne, Ginger Beer as well as cocktails made using Stoli Vodka.
After I grabbed my drink I was welcomed by the very sweet staff of Elaine Turner and Alice who blogs over at www.lonestarlookingglass.com. Chit chatting with Alice was a pleasure. I have been following her blog for a while now and it was absolutely wonderful meeting her in person. She is very sweet, friendly and welcoming!
After having a quick bite of the yummy Chicken Fingers and Fries, I carried on with looking around at the beautiful collection of jewelry, bags, shoes and other items on display at the store. I fell in love with way too many things for my wallet’s comfort. Haha! But I will surely be going back soon to shop some more.
When I lay my eyes upon the new Southern Charm Bar Collection, I was smitten! Oh my gosh! Absolutely cute! I wanted one of each of those charms, I kid you not! They were absolutely gorgeous! I ended up picking the Texan charm, since this July is my 8th anniversary of being here in Houston (I know right! Time flies!) I also got myself a 22” chain since those are always helpful to wear with any delicate pendant.
These charms and chain are all double plated gold. I am linking their store below so you can go ahead and check out their collection:
I now have my own little piece of Texas and absolutely love it! It’s gorgeous! Next on my list of charms to own is the Evil Eye Charm. I also like the Inspire and Dream Mantra Bars.
I wanted to be comfortable yet chic so I chose Palazzo Pants, a black sleeveless top and a shrug. I stuck with black since it was an evening event. Actually in all honestly, the hubby gave me the idea to wear Palazzo Pants as I was confused about what to wear and a dress wasn’t tickling my fancy!
My top is from New York and Company. Below are some similar and super cute options:
Totally loving this off-shoulder top! I think I’m gonna go ahead and get this one 🙂
My shrug is from JC Penny, and you can find similar ones here:
My Palazzo pants are from a boutique in Puerto Rico, so I do not have a direct link to it but here are some similar options:
Necklace is from Centerpoint, Kuwait.
I actually changed my shoes between the outfit click at home and finally heading out. Thanks to my Plantar Fasciitis, heels are not my friend currently! The ballerinas are from Payless and you can follow the link below for similar options. The shoes I originally put on are peep toe pumps from Nine West and I have linked similar options below.
Hope you enjoyed hearing about this event and are all ready to go shop for some cute chic stuff right away… I would love to hear about what you pick 🙂