I'm just getting settled back in after my trip with Chelsea to The Southern Blog Society Conference at The W Hotel-Buckhead in Atlanta. It was a busy weekend filled with brand networking and connecting with other Southern Bloggers. Here are a few snaps from the weekend and highlights of the event.
Both of these ladies are from Charlotte and we spent the earlier part of the day on Saturday together. Although completely unplanned, Chelsea and I ended up being roommates all weekend and it was pretty awesome. What is not pictured in the photo above are Cortney's fabulous pink Kate Spade wedges. You can find them over on her blog along with this perfect summer shift dress.
ASOS was in the house and let me tell ya, they brought their A game. There were a plethora of floral frocks, bright structured tops, and killer accessories. On my radar are these Cat-Eye Sunglasses, Floral Skater Dress, Neon Heeled Sandals, and Blue Midi Skirt. You simply cannot beat ASOS for affordable, cutting edge fashion.
Scenes from lunch at South City Kitchen
This was an absolutely beautiful lunch and the food... unreal. If you go, be sure to order the banana pudding for dessert. Or even for lunch.
Wrapping up the weekend at the Southern Living Magazine Pool Party with fellow Bloggers Who Budget babes Katie, Ashlyn, and Jess
The real highlight for me with any blog related trip is always meeting other bloggers. It's great to connect via social media, but real life trumps any online blog relationship.
The most influential speaker of the weekend was Amy Flurry who wrote Recipe for Press. She gave a no-nonsense talk on how to pitch your brand and get onto the pages of big time publications. Her book is sitting on my night stand as we speak.
It's hard to believe that this was just the 2nd SBS Conference ever. Shout out to Jess + Cathy for putting together a well organized and successful networking event. Oh, and the swag bags, insane. You guys will be seeing a lot of that loot on the blog very soon.
Shop my favorite ASOS pieces