|A girl wearing a Chanel pin has to be a blogger!|
|Line for the fitting room.|
|One of the many racks at the Hotel Monaco.|
|Where the bubbly was waiting!|
|Motorcycle Jacket H&M via Crossroads | Purple Bondage Dress Diane Von Furstenberg via Crossroads | Navy Suede Ulltra Pumps and Black Zipper Bruffle Satchel Steve Madden | Necklace Forever 21|
Last week I received an email from Crossroads where the first 120 people to RSVP would have a chance to shop the best of their 6 Bay Area stores in one location to be determined in San Francisco.
Needless to say, I RSVP'd almost immediately and today went shopping and met a lot of fascinating people at the event. Among them was fashion blogger Kathleen Murillo from Inspirafashion. She is featured in the invitation to the event as well as in the following photo with a green peplum tank, pencil skirt, leopard pumps, and gold Chanel pin. I took the photo of her because of her cute outfit (and the lovely pin) and did not know who she was until we met while waiting to redeem our free drinks at the bar. She is very talented when it comes to styling clothes, and I would highly recommend visiting her blog. I ended up purchasing one of her picks at the event (a Tory Burch pink printed dress).
The event was held in a ballroom of the Hotel Monaco on Geary Street. There were some pop-up tents used as fitting rooms that reminded me of being at a beach. Waiting in line was not a problem, but I would recommended encouraging ladies to wear leggings and a long tank to such an event (even Black Friday) in order to try things on in the aisle if there is a long line. Of course a line is a great place to socialize, but for a girl on a mission, trying a dress or top right away can prevent carrying an extra item throughout the store and frees up room in your arms for something else.
I had a great time, and it was not my usual Wednesday evening since I am usually at class, but it was well worth the trip and I am glad my plus one (aka Vivian) enjoyed the experience as well!
Hope you enjoyed the photos she and I took and if you have a Crossroads Trading Co. nearby, make sure you visit when you have a chance! You never know what treasures you will find; I found a bunch at this event despite all my socializing, and because of my recent closet clean out, spent less than I had expected when I used my trade credit. Great clothes at affordable prices- Crossroads stores, and pop-up parties, never disappoint.