Monday, April 7, 2014

Lucky Girl


I fully intended on giving a recap today on the last three-and-a-half days in California, but I got in late, spent the last few hours of Sunday with my family and snuggled up on the couch to watch the Academy of Country Music Awards. Priorities, people. I need to sit and digest everything from LuckyFABB. I don't want to leave any details out. I have to find a way to share every single morsel of it with you guys, but also make sure that I document the experience for myself to look back upon ten-twenty years from now.

Express Top on sale! (matching skirt) (coupon codes for Express) // Express Floral Pencil Skirt sold out (option here and here) // Daily Look Heels (option here and here) // Vintage Chain Necklace (option here and here) // Lookbook Store Necklace c/o // Forever 21 Bag (option here and here) // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Lilac Bijoux Bow Bangle c/o sold out (option here and here)

All I could muster up today were outfit pictures taken by my roomie, Jenn. I wore this floral and stripe pattern combo Friday to the LuckyFABB conference. I also have to give love to Kimberly for inspiring me through back and forth texts on what I should wear on the first day. She encouraged me to step outside my "style box". Planning outfits for a blogger conference can get a wee bit stressful and overwhelming, to say the least. 

I promise to report back on the conference, share some great tips for blogging, give full insight on the event, chat about the crazy amounts of fun we had and brag on all the amazing ladies that I got to hug in real life.

I might be blurry eyed as I am typing right now and not have a functional mind, but there is not a single person that can wipe the smile off my face. This weekend was one I will cherish forever and never forget. As crazy as some think it is, blogging truly brings people together from all over the country and forms lasting friendships. If someone would have told me that I would find true friends through an online journal, I would have laughed in their face. Stesha and I are walking poster children for this very thing. We are going on two-and-a-half years of texts, inside jokes, hours of chat sessions, laughs and most recently, roommates. This blogging thing is real, genuine, mind blowing and has become something I truly hold near and dear to my heart. I am one lucky lady and will never take one single memory, opportunity or experience for granted.

Stay tuned....more to come on Wednesday

Shanna

58 comments:

Alice Warren said...

So glad that you had a fabulous time and met some wonderful people IRL!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Ashleigh said...

I'm happy you had such a great time! I'm super jealous, of course. I love this striped top and floral skirt combo. Very pretty!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Pretty stripe/floral combo! Glad to hear you had a fabulous time... looking forward to your recap!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Oh girl...what a crazy weekend! I am SO SO SO happy we met IRL. You are truly an amazing person. Thank you for being the best roomie a girl could ever ask for!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Becky M said...

I am loving floral prints mixed with stripes! I loved seeing all of your instagram pictures this weekend! It looked like fun!

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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Cannot wait to hear all about it, you look gorgeous.

xo
​PinkSole​

TaraMixandMatch said...

Floral and stripes is always a winning combo :) Glad you had fun!

Susan Jeffries said...

I have met so many amazing women through blogging! Every time I think of quitting, I realize how much I would miss my blog friends. I love watching your adventures through your blog. Your life is just fun and your outfits continue to inspire me! Love florals with stripes! Susan

Kimberly said...

Aww, so happy with went with the stripes + floral combo - you look gorgeous! Wish I could have been there with you, but I'm glad to hear that you had a great time! xoxo

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

So cute Shanna! And I can't wait to see all of the other pics from the conference!!!!

Ashley said...

Can't wait to hear all about it! love, love, love this outfit!

fabulousso40s said...

Love your outfit especially the skirt its beautiful xx

JP Lord said...

I'm so glad you had a fabulous time but totes understand not giving us the recap right away - I think fam time and snuggles are way more important. That being said you look absolutely gorgeous as always and those shoes....omg. perfection.
xoxo

Heidi said...

Can't wait to hear your recap, but family comes first! And I love this outfit on you.

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Rachel Lynne said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit! It works so well together!

Nicole Peters said...

I cannot wait to hear about your trip! I am so excited for you. It was so fun to check out your pics on Instagram. Have a great week, Shanna!!

MorganizewithMe said...

So excited to hear all about it. These pictures are gorg!

Laura B said...

You look fabulous! I just adore that skirt! Can't wait to hear all about the conference!

Adri Lately said...

It was so nice to meet you! You're the sweetest and I loved this outfit on you!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Second to last photo - fabulous!!!!!!!!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Second to last photo - fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Brooke Hamilton said...

Shanna, you look gorgeous in these pictures!!

Helene in Between said...

girl that is perfectly acceptable!! i bet you are tired! I love this outfit!

Shira said...

love a good print mix! And perfect shoes with this outfit- too cute!

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Ladies in Navy said...

you look so beautiful in this combo! effortlessly lovely
ladies in navy

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Beautiful pictures, can't wait to hear all about the Cali trip :)

Rachel said...

Stripes on top & florals on the bottom is a go-to combo for me, too. Oddly enough I rarely wear it the other way around!

Kayla Gilbert said...

Super cute Shanna! I love the floral and stripe mix! Can't wait to hear about your trip! And can we talk about how amazing Miranda Lambert looked last night?! OMG!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

TheTinyHeart said...

Love the mix of stripes and florals! Can't wait to hear all about Lucky FABB :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart Cookbook Giveaway!

Sarah Tucker said...

Love this! Can't wait to hear all about it! XO!

Because of Jackie said...

Love this look! I am bummed I couldn't make it out this Spring to meet you (it WILL happen!), but I'm thrilled you had a great time. Blogging friends are real and genuine and make it all worth it, no?

Sandy a la Mode said...

i can totally see myself wearing this looK! you look great!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Jealeyni said...

Shanna,

It was so good to meet you in person! I was looking forward to our meet-up. You truly are a beautiful girl inside and out. I hope we see each other again! Stay sweet! xoxo

Jea,
www.daintyjea.com

Darcy said...

I can't wait to hear more!! I heard Ingrid Nilsen (MissGlamorazzi) spoke!? I LOVE her Youtube Chanel! I hope you had a fabulous time!!
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Paige Flamm said...

I absolutely love the floral print of that skirt!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Caroline said...

It was so fun following you along on Instagram - can't wait to hear more! I love this skirt and this whole outfit - you look awesome!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I can't wait to hear all about the conference and your trip!!! I'm in love with this outfit you wore, definitely perfect for a blogging conference :)

xo,
Angela

snippetswithalex.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the floral!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

Johanna said...

First off I love this combo - you look stunning.

Second - I love how much you appreciate the people you've met with blogging. It's nice to meet someone so humble who's had so much success. Keep it up!

Susan Liberatore said...

Looked like so much fun!
And I love this top!!! xo

FASHION SNAG said...

Cute look!

www.FashionSnag.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

This does look a little outside of your box, but I really like it! Good for you!! Hope you get to spend some time at home relaxing with the fam. :-)

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

This does look a little outside of your box, but I really like it! Good for you!! Hope you get to spend some time at home relaxing with the fam. :-)

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Shea Sayers said...

I never thought I'd make "real" friends blogging either, but I have and I love it! You look fabulous and I'm glad to hear you had a great time. Looking forward to your recap!

Nikki said...

Love love this outfit! And I can't wait for your LuckyFABB recap. Hope you had the best time!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Jessica @ Here&Now said...

You go girl! I seriously need to find a way to convince my boss that a blogging conference is a completely legit reason to take off from work one day! Gah, I want to go so bad!
xx
Here&Now

Jackie said...

It sounds like such an incredible experience to attend Lucky Fabb. I just wish I was able to make it. There's so many bloggers that I know I'd be friends with in real life, but I haven't had the chance to meet them just yet.

xo Jackie
Something About That

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

A Gorgeous combination of floral and stripes. What a pretty skirt. I want a floral pencil one. And you know I adore those red shoes, Shanna. =)

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Rebecca said...

I love your pictures from the Lucky FABB event Shanna! And this look is so lovely for Spring....and I've been eyeing your fave red shoes too!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Erica Zar said...

I am so happy I got to run into you!!! You looked amazing, as I knew you would! How amazing was it to take pictures with Karolina Kurkova? She was such a sweetheart! I definitely fell in love with the city of L.A - I want to go back asap!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled


Brianne Bracco said...

Floral and stripes have been my true obsession lately! My favorite type of pattern mixing :)

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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love this! You look beautiful! I can't wait to hear about the conference!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love this! You look beautiful! I can't wait to hear about the conference!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

You look beautiful and I am so glad to hear that you had a good time!!

Jennifer Colgrove said...

Totally wish I had met you at Lucky FABB!! There's always next year!! Love your blog!!

Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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