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Last week, I was invited to the first ever Zaarly market bazaar! What is Zaarly you ask? It’s an online website that has discounts for handpicked shops and vendors in your local area. They’ve got services like making cupcakes for your party, party packages, driving you to the airport, a handyman, guitar lessons and dog obedience training. They sell items like customized cutting boards, jewelry, portraits, anything you can think of. The best part is that these are local and are from the best of the best.  Right now, Zaarly is only available in Kansas City, San Francisco (food photography workshop, so cool!), Los Angeles (celebrity party package, holla!) and Seattle (adult finger painting kit – ohh la la!)… but feel free to type in your city to get notified when they open up locally for ya!

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Can you guess what I bought?  Ummm jewelry of course (from Coki)!  But I seriously considered getting macarons and key lime tarts too…

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Had to stop and take some outfit pictures too of course.  And then later that night, I headed to our January 2013 KC blogger event at the hair salon I go to, the Glam Room!


I was so happy to see that Just Swoon made these cookies for the event, the same place that made cookies for Austin’s birthday party!



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The event was full of mingling, Stella and Dot jewelry and Bonlook eyeglass shopping, design tips, and $5 waxes.

Oh and in case anyone cared about my outfit details, here ya go. :)  Thanks for taking the pictures Erin and Meggy!

Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Tights: Target
Boots: Blowfish Shoes
Coat: Asian iCandy
Purse: Chanel

P.S. Winner of the Daisy Rae Boutique giveaway is Sharon of The Tiny Heart!  Winner of the Conversations Pieces giveaway is Melissa of Mila Rose Designs!  Winner of the Chromatic Gallerie giveaway is Chelsey of The Fair Fox!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your winning, ladies!

36 Comments ( Reply )

  1. katrina
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    This is such an awesome concept for a shopping event! I hope Zaarly has an event in Seattle soon– Looks and sounds like it was a ton of fun!


  2. Jackie Giardina
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    Looks like so much fun! those cookies are adorable!

    xo Jackie

  3. becks
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

    great event! how cute are those cookies!


  4. Carly
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    So much fun! I’m off to check out Zaarly now! How have I never heard of this???


  5. Megan
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 11:37 pm

    This looks like such a fun event! I just learned about Bonlook last week and want to get a pair :) They have such cute frames!

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

    Come check out my giveaway!

  6. imfashionstoned
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 1:42 am

    Super cute! totally loving this

  7. Sharon
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    This looks like such a fun event! The cookies are almost too cute to eat :)

    PS So excited I won the giveaway! Emailed you!

    The Tiny Heart
    Necklace Giveaway!

  8. annie
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Blogger meetups are the BEST! Maroon is a great color on you, and I LOVE your gray coat :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  9. Lauren
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Wow! Looks like so much FUN! Thanks for sharing! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  10. Always Maylee
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Looks like it was such a fun event!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. Emily
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    That sounds like a blast! I love going to events like that and meeting other bloggers, it’s always great to chat with others about blog goals and what not.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  12. Britt+Whit
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    ahhh so fun! looks like u had a great time!

    love from San Francisco,

  13. Krysten
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    Just requested to get info when it comes to the Twin Cities! Very cool!

  14. stylishbynature
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Beautiful photos! So incredibly beautiful!

    New post up…
    ❤ StylishByNature.com

  15. Rachel
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    What a fun meet up! Love your outfit!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  16. Kat
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Looks like a terrific event! You are so sweet! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

  17. Kristin
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Looks like a fun time! Love your coat!

  18. Sofia
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Great pictures of you.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest look ‘Structured Stripes’.

    Stay beautiful,


    Be featured on Stylishly In Love: If you would like a chance to be featured on my fashion blog, then email me (stylishlyinlove@gmail.com) a picture of your go-to outfit for Valentine’s Day. In honor of Valentine’s day I will be featuring 14 bloggers. Make sure to email me by February 11th.
    Thank you.


  19. Still Blonde after all these YEARS
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Wish there was a zaarly in my area. What fun!

  20. Julie Blanner
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    Great photographs!

  21. Jadey Sam
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Wow what a cool event!! I haven’t been to one and I am already blogging for 5 years :/

  22. nancy @ adore to adorn
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    This event looks awesome! Great photos and I love how happy you look! =D

  23. Lena - @elenka29
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    It looks like a really cool event – there is nothing here by me, but hopefully they open something soon

  24. Aki!
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    My city is never the first to have these things but I always think they’re so cool. Here’s to hoping that cool things come to my city soon.

  25. Emily Beth
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    How do you find out about these things? Or start them? I don’t know of any bloggers in my community, but I would love to start something like this. Any suggestions?

  26. miriam
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    looks like a fun event! <3

  27. K Squared Glamour
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    What a fun event! Wish I could attend something like that :)

  28. Jenna Wood
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    I’d love to visit a Zaarly event in Los Anngeles, it looks like there were some amazing finds and experiences!

  29. mel
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    What a fun event! I would love to attend something like this!

  30. Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers)
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    How cool that you had 2 parties in one night! Zaarly sounds like a really great concept to connect local businesses with their neighbors who might be in need of their services.

    I might have had to pick up one of those amazing rolling pins for my dad. He bakes bread at least once a week and would love one.

  31. Paula Robinson
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    ack. Another awesome blogger thing that is NOT in Singapore.

  32. Kathleen
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    Very cute look and this looks like such a fun event! You lucky duck!

  33. Jenn @comebackmomma
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    What a cool idea. Hope this comes to a city near me.

  34. Dawn
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    That event looks really fun! I hope Zaarly comes to my city soon. Oh, and those cookies from JustSwoon look really cool! And tasty!


  35. Steph - LoveintheD
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Oooh Zaarly looks like fun! I’ll have to check them out and hopefully they make it to Detroit! I like those hardwood jewelry boxes, cutting boards and rolling pins. Fun!!

  36. Kristina
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Had to get a pic of the eyebrows huh?! Bahahaha! Great night!

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