Krystal and I wearing Ted Baker!
I'll have the Langley please!
I was invited by Avanti, fashion blogger at 2 Eyes 4 Style, to attend the 25th Anniversary Party hosted by fashion blogger Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow at the Ted Baker San Francisco flagship store last night. Music was playing, cocktails were given away, and to make the event sweeter there was a 25% off discount for your purchase for that day. The discount also applied online, but even though that is over there is still the chance to enter a contest to be sent off to some far off land. Check out the giveaway here.
The top I am wearing is the only item I own from Ted Baker, and had found it at Crossroads. Entering this shop for the first time, I was both in awe and in shock! I really loved the feminine cuts of the clothing as well as all the bright colors and prints, but I could not buy anything since I recently splurged on a Marc Jacobs cross body bag and wallet. If I hadn't come in with that mindset I would have bought quite a few items in the store! For now I have to be content with just having photos of the clothes as a way of taking the store with me. (On a side note: all the photos were taken using my iPhone and I have to admit they didn't come out to bad. I like the idea of covering events just with that instead of bringing along my DSLR camera a.k.a. my boyfriend Armando ;D.)
I ran into Alex from SFShopGirl which was a plesant surprise! We've run into each other 3 times and I expect it will continue happening. I also met a couple of new faces and I am excited to connect with them and run into them at other events too. While I enjoy sharing my love of fashion and baking, I have enjoyed meeting people through blogging just as much. It took me awhile to work up the confidence to start a blog, share it, and now put myself out there in the real world. It is easy to hide behind a computer and avoid making the effort to meet people face-to-face, but I can say from experience that I am always glad to have made it to an event like this. I am lucky to have met so many like-minded, ambitious, and kind women that live near me and I am thrilled at the thought of continuously meeting new amazing people. It is what keeps me inspired and tethered to the blog community.
On a side note, I would love to share news of upcoming events more often, and I am wondering what the best way would be to do that? Twitter? Facebook? A calendar posted somewhere on my sidebar? Let me know what you think would be the most effective tool or what you prefer just in case you decide to muster up the energy and confidence to go to an event in SF!
Thanks for reading!