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Sweater: J.Crew | Pants: GAP | Shoes: Madewell | Necklace: Francesca’s | Bracelets: JEWELIQ, Isshou No Yakusoku | Bag: Cuore and Pelle via Style Mined

One of THE best things about blogging are the friends I have met throughout the process.  I can pretty much go to any place in the US and know at least 1 blogger in that state (that may be an exaggeration, but you catch my drift).  On my last trip to Cali, I got to meet up with Emily of Anna Delores again (she’s the one who took these family photos for us).  We did a little shopping at an outlet mall and a consignment shop before meeting up with a bunch of other LA bloggers.  But actually, before we headed to dinner, we took a few outfit pics for each other (check out hers here) with the backdrop of Santa Monica!  I love this outfit because of all the color… and b/c Emily is an amazing photographer!

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From left to right: Aime, Carly, Emily, me, Julie, Alissa, Jacqui, and Mandy!

And later that night, these are the fabulous ladies I met up with!  We had drinks, amazing food, and a fun time talking about all things blogging and life!  :)  Can’t wait to hang out with you ladies again!

I’ll be linking up to Because Shanna Said So, The Pleated Poppy, The Grant Life, The Mrs. & The Momma and Style Elixir with this post!  Don’t forget to enter the Stella & Dot arrow bracelet giveaway by making any >$25 purchase here!

Also, the winner of the Threads giveaway is Allie G. of LunaVida!  Congrats girl!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!  :)

37 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Blair @ wild and precious
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

    One of my most favorite style posts if yours. She took perfect pics and love the outfit! What a fun group of girls to get to be with too!!

  2. lindsay roberts
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    You are so gorgeous friend. LOVE this outfit!

  3. alyson
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    Woah, Sandy, so loving this look! Your sweater perfectly picks up the colors and the lighting is just gorgeous. PS: so agree with you… love all of women I’ve made as a result!

  4. Jenn
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this outfit! The colors, the pattern, the fit – all perfect!
    Jenn
    With Luck Blog

  5. Victoria
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    Oh Sandy! I love your floral pants! And the Santa Monica backdrop is gorgeous! I wish we lived next to each other so I could take photos of you too!

    I agree, the best thing about blogging is getting to meet so many creative and inspiring people!! I checked out the photos you took of Anna, so pretty!

    PS. OMG at your family photos. precious. Anna is truly talented :)

  6. kimmie
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    These pictures are beautiful! Seriously talented photography by Emily :)

    And I love your outfit as well! the color of your sweater is so pretty, and I love your hair!

  7. Jennifer
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

    You look so ready for Spring!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  8. Mo
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    Awesome photos! I love everything about your outfit. The colors choices were right on. Looks like you had a great time.

    Mo
    WhoisthatgirlMo

  9. Gina_AcuteDesigns
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    girl – you are rockin’ those floral pants! floral pants totally scare me :).

  10. Shannon
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! Love the floral denim.
    http://www.shannonheartsblog.com

  11. Carly
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 12:06 am

    Loved this outfit on you! And had such a blast at dinner…..we need to try to make it an annual event!

    Carly
    http://www.lipglossandcrayons.com

  12. Alissa
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    I want those pants!! Oh my gosh they are so cute!!

  13. Marisa
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 1:09 am

    This is such a cute outfit and the scenery is amazing! It’s wonderful that you’ve been able to meet your blogger friends in real life and it must make traveling so much fun!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  14. Ashley
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    It’s always so great meeting other bloggers…glad you had such a great time. And you looked so cute for the meetup! Those pants are fantastic!

  15. marsa
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    awww i wish I lived in LA so i could meet up with you! :(
    ps i love your outfit!! and your watch!! where from?
    I want a gold watch but no money so I need to save first haha

  16. Krysten
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    Love those pants Sandy, looks like you all had lots of fun!

  17. Meg O.
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Um, you look incredible!!! And how fun you got to go to the meetup! Looks like a blast!

  18. Always Maylee
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    I love the colors of your outfit, so springy and pretty! Your pants are fab and I love your peachy top. So cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  19. Ruby Girl
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    you’re so pretty! love this look.

  20. Dancing Branflake
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    The photos are so beautiful!!!

  21. Alyssa
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    I have those pants and I absolutely love how fun they are. You styled them perfectly!

  22. thehautecookie
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    awe what a great time u had! wish i could have been there too hehe! love your outfit and yes the photographer is amazing! you look gorg! xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

  23. Sharon
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    These photos came out gorgeous! Your floral pants are so pretty for the spring.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

  24. Julie
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    Yay! I’m so glad we got to me. And those photos are gorgeous, Emily did a great job!

    Hope to see you next time you come back to CA!! xo JA

  25. Aime
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    Emily takes amazing pictures! And I agree – that group of women was fantastic!!! Can’t wait for your next trip to LA! xoxo!

  26. Jessica
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    I love your outfit! So feminine. You look beautiful :)

    xo, Jessica

  27. Evani
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Ah still so bummed I couldn’t make it to the meet up, I won’t be going down south as often when our Disneyland passes expire so that means I can venture down for things like this so let me know when you’re in town again :). Your outfit looked gorgeous and Emily really captured you so wonderfully!

  28. kelsey
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    ooh, i do love these florals!
    kw ladies in navy

  29. ilene
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    i looooove your floral pants – plus all of these pictures are so fun!

  30. Lauren
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    Love the floral jeans! Look great with the pink jumper

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

  31. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    Love those pants paired with a bright coral top. So “Cali” and bright!!! And great photos. Love the sunset light on you.

  32. Becky
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    really liking that necklace. I saw one like it the other day, but was pondering what to wear it with!

  33. Christy
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    Aww you look so pretty in these pictures! (you look pretty in all your pictures, but these are extra nice) I want to try floral pants, but haven’t worked up the courage to do that yet! They look great on you!

    Christy
    http://www.sunnywithasideof.blogspot.com

    PS Hey are you going to Sheila’s bachelorette party?? Wouldn’t it be fun to do an outfit shoot in Chicago :)

  34. Kathleen
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    I love your jewelry so much and your ensemble is perfect for spring – love the colors! You look incredibly lovely as always!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  35. Tracy
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    You are so pretty. I love your floral pants. I also love the friends made through blogging. It looks like you got to meet a lot of stylish ladies during your trip.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    Enter our iPad and Lilly Pulitzer iPad Case Giveaway

  36. Steph - LoveintheD
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    Cute! I love that shirt with those pants! And… that LA weather!! Haha, we need some of that sun in Michigan…

  37. Joyshana
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    Love the floral pants, you look gorgeous

    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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