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Just wanted to do a quick picture recap of the Madewell Kansas City Blogger Meetup that we had recently! I had so much fun at this event hanging out w/ my bloggy friends and meeting new ones as well. But the best part, was the trying on clothes and shopping of course! :)

I chose to wear a dressy yet casual outfit because I knew I wanted to be comfortable.  I tucked in the front of my hi lo blouse into my shorts and gave it some shape with a belt.  Then topped it off with some subtle pattern mixing with polka dot flats!  Here’s the rundown.

Top: Nasty Gal | Shorts: LOFT {similar} | Shoes: Madewell | Bracelets: eNVe Designs, Oia Jules, The Shine Project, JEWELIQ

I am so in love with all of the store’s decor.  There were so many cool vintage details and so much color.

And there was even a braid bar for all of us to get our hair braided.  Which is your favorite type of braid?

And some of us even got a chance to style up a mannequin!  This is my first time doing so and I had so much fun!  Mine’s the second from the left – I decided to go with a preppy kind of look that would be suitable for work, date night, or a girl’s night out.  And of course I had to pattern mix w/ the arrow cardigan and striped skirt!

Here’s the Madewell team in KC!  They were all so nice, fun, a blast to shop with.

And of course we couldn’t have left the store empty handed… :)

Thanks so much to Nicole Clifford Photography for capturing all of these beautiful pictures (including my outfit pics as well).  If you’d like to see more photos of the event… click here!  If y’all are in need of a photographer in KC, I highly recommend her.  She’s a sweetheart and so great to work with!

Have you shopped at Madewell before?

If not, you should. :)

36 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Dancing Branflake
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    No way! That looks like the most fun blogger meet up ever! I love that braid station and that you guys got to style a mannequin. So fun!

  2. Michelle
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    Oh my goodness, I absolutely love the idea of a braid station! I also love what you wore to the event! Madewell is probably the one store that loves to take my money – my entire wallet even! :)

  3. Shannon
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    What a fun event! You look gorgoeus, love your blouse.


  4. davie+erica
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    So pretty! Looks like a lot of fun!

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  5. Natasha Fatah
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    What a fun post!

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  6. Jennifer
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Looks like so much fun!

    xo Jennifer


  7. tricia
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    That sounds (and looks) like SUCH a fun event! :)

  8. Mary Ann
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    What a pretty outfit, Sandy – I love the bright colors! You look great. ;-)

  9. April
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    I love your top! The print and color is great! And I’ve never heard of a braid bar, but I LOVE the concept!! It’s hard to choose just one style!

  10. Meredith
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    I am stopping by from watch out for the Woestman’s blog hop. I love the outfits you styled on the mannequins and the outfit you are wearing is adorable!

  11. goodbadandfab
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    What a cute post! The bright colors look amazing on you!

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  12. Meanz
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    Looks like such a great event! I’ve never been to a Madewell store! It looks fabulous though and I love what you’re wearing! That floral top is just gorgeous!

  13. bravoerunway
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 12:16 am

    What a fabulous event! We don’t have a madewell store in Chicago but hopefully soon! Can’t wait to see what you brought home!

  14. Arra
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 3:09 am

    The event looks fun and can see some adorable pieces! Wish I was there!

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  15. Annie
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 5:53 am

    This looks like SUCH an awesome event! Love your outfit…and love me some Madewell :)

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  16. Nicole Feliciano
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    You guys are the cutest! Love the braids and sounds like a fun event. Stopping by from Monday Mingle.


  17. Always Maylee
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    So fun, it seems you had a blast! You look so pretty in that blouse and your side braid. All the girls look fantastic!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. Joanne M
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Love this outfit! This is perfect for the Madewell meet-up. Looks like you ladies had a lot of fun:)

  19. Sonja
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    loving your outfit!! such fun colors for the summer :)

  20. yvonne
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    wow these photos are great, i love what you are wearing Sandy! Bright shorts are so in now!

  21. Jenny @ Babblings of a Mommy
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    What a great outfit! Love the colors.

  22. Kristin
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    What a fun event! I love this idea for a blogger meet-up! Great job on the styling, and super cute summery outfit too. Thanks for sharing the fun day with us :-)

  23. witheachpassingday
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    Looks like so much fun.

  24. Sharon
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    Oh! How I wish I shopped at a Madewell before. I’m hesistant to buy online, since I’m not sure how their sizing runs, and I hate returns. LOL. I’m just lazy.

    Looked like a fun event, Sandy. And of course you looked adorbs.

    xx Love & Aloha

  25. Shea
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    So sad I missed it!! I love your outfit, and I can’t wait to see what you got!

  26. Stacey
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Gorgeous blouse! Lulu’s has a similar one (or maybe it’s the same?) that I’ve been thinking about getting.

    A braid bar is SUCH a fun idea!

  27. Glamamom
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    You look so pretty! Love the colors!!

  28. Jenny
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    That looks like a blast! I wish we had one of those events here…I would love to style a mannequin :)

  29. Ilene @ Much Love, illy
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    ok, madwell needs to make their way down south! this looks like SO much fun!

  30. kelsey
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    i had no idea there was a madewell in KC now! we are 3 hours from there and it is definitely my favorite store! next time i come down, we will have to meet up!

  31. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    how fun!
    Xo Megan

  32. The Chic SAHM
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Looks like fun! I haven’t shopped at Madewell before but I have heard lots of great things!

  33. Amanda {feast.fashion.faves}
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    I stopped by Madewell for the first time last weekend…and I LOOOOVE that store!!! could spend all day in there! Looks like you had an awesome time at the blogger event!!!

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  34. Marisa
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    I love the outfit you wore to this event, which looked like so much fun! The braid bar is a great idea and it must’ve been exciting to style to your own mannequin. Can’t wait to see what you bought from Madewell!


  35. Kristin
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    Love your arm candy!

  36. Krystal
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Thank you so much for co-hosting, Sandy! We had so much fun that night; hope you gals did too! Glad to know your loving your polka dot skimmers:). We can’t wait to see you again!

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